Supercritical Fluid Methods and Protocols

  • John R. Williams
  • Anthony A. Clifford

Part of the Methods In Biotechnology™ book series (MIBT, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anthony A. Clifford, John R. Williams
    Pages 1-16
  3. John R. Dean, Ben Liu, Edwin Ludkin
    Pages 17-22
  4. John W. Pensabene, Walter Fiddler
    Pages 23-29
  5. Robert J. Maxwell, Owen W. Parks, Roxanne J. Shadwell, Alan R. Lightfield, Carolyn Henry, Brenda S. Fuerst
    Pages 31-40
  6. Rainer Huopalahti, Eila P. Järvenpää
    Pages 61-65
  7. Fernando M. Lanças, Mário S. Galhiane, Sandra R. Rissato
    Pages 75-81
  8. Koji Yaku, Keiichi Aoe, Noriyuki Nishimura, Tadashi Sato, Fujio Morishita
    Pages 149-156

About this book


Because of their unique properties and relatively low environmental impact, supercritical fluids have proven highly useful in the extraction and separation of organic compounds, in particle production, as reaction media, and for the destruction of toxic waste. In Supercritical Fluid Methods and Protocols, experienced practitioners present detailed accounts of a wide variety of techniques using supercritical fluids. These range from the supercritical fluid extraction methods for numerous compounds to the ninhydrin staining of fingerprints on checks and banknotes, and from the detection of impurities in pharmaceuticals to a wide variety of applications throughout environmental and food science, and across analytical, clinical, and medicinal chemistry. Detailed step-by-step instructions enable users to apply these essential techniques successfully the first time, and include modifications that permit their effective adaptation to novel experimental or process conditions. For each application, additional discussions provide needed background information, lists of materials and apparatus, and advice about common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Versatile and comprehensive, Supercritical Methods and Protocols offers both novice and experienced investigators and laboratory analysts powerful tools that will enable successful biological and bioprocess analyses and optimizations today.

Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Williams
    • 1
  • Anthony A. Clifford
    • 2
  1. 1.College of ScienceSultan Qaboos UniversitySultanate of Oman
  2. 2.School of ChemistryLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2000
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-571-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-030-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1940-6061
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-607X
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