Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Summary The present second report on the preparation of glass capillary columns, based on producing a crystal layer of barium carbonate on the internal capillary surface, completes the information given in the first report mainly in three directions. First, more practical experience with long term use is presented, showing this column type to be very promising because of universality, durability, simplicity, and efficiency. Second, more insight is given into the underlying processes, as well as into the produced effects. A new aspect concerns the double function of the barium carbonate layer, namly roughening the internal column wall and covering the catalytically active silica surface. Third, more elaborate procedures reducing the particle size of barium carbonate crystals are discussed. On finer particles more homogeneous films, yielding higher separation efficiency, are obtained. Detailed practical directions to new procedures are given.
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