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Applications of planar microfluidic devices and gas chromatography for complex problem solving


Luong, J and Gras, R and Shellie, RA and Cortes, HJ, Applications of planar microfluidic devices and gas chromatography for complex problem solving, Journal of Separation Science, 36, (1) pp. 182-191. ISSN 1615-9306 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/jssc.201200789


The application of planar microfluidic devices in GC for the separation of components of interest otherwise difficult to separate in a single analysis is presented. A variety of configurations were used for parallel chromatography, column effluent splitting, back flushing, selectivity tuning, valve less switching and column isolation, heart cutting, and comprehensive multidimensional chromatography. The synergies of recently commercialized planar microfluidic devices combined with the resolving power of fused-silica capillary columns are demonstrated. Difficult separations were accomplished in one single analysis, such as light hydrocarbons in air with high-moisture content, fixed gases in hydrocarbons, trace sulfur containing compounds in natural gas, and oxygenated compounds in hydrocarbons, among others.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Gas chromatography, microfluidic devices, multidimensional gas chromatography, trace analysis
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Luong, J (Mr Jim Luong)
UTAS Author:Shellie, RA (Associate Professor Robert Shellie)
UTAS Author:Cortes, HJ (Dr Hernan Cortes)
ID Code:82311
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2013-01-24
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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