Recent advances in instrumentalized TLC are described with emphasis on development techniques, radio-TLC and the spectroscopic characterization of substances in situ on the TLC plate. Brief descriptions of automated multiple development, overpressure TLC and centrifugal layer chromatography are given. The use of ‘linear analyzers’ for the detection of radioactivity following 2-D development of TLC plates is discussed, together with the direct identification of TLC spots using mass spectrometry (MS) without having to recover the sample from the plate.


Linear Analyzer Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry Compact Band Scanning Densitometer Automate Multiple Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. D. Wilson
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  1. 1.Safety of Medicines DepartmentICI Pharmaceuticals DivisionMacclesfield, CheshireUK

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