Nomenclature and conventions in comprehensive multidimensional chromatography - an update

Philip Marriott, Peter Schoenmakers, Ze-ying Wu

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Comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography necessitates additional nomenclature over and above that used in classical one dimensional (1D) chromatography. The use of two (or more) columns requires various parameters on these separate dimensions to be adequately identified. This is achieved by use of a superscript preceding the respective symbol. Also, the process of coupling different dimensions leads to specific terminology, which we report here. A number of recent examples where specific nomenclature related to retention indices, estimation of first dimension retention times, and the definition of modulation ratio, are included. This article and its predecessor aims to establish a basis for suitable nomenclature and conventions in this rapidly advancing area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266 - 275
Number of pages10
JournalLCGC Europe: solution for separation scientists
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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