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Planar chromatography

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noun

A type of chromatography in which the chromatographic bed or the stationary phase is on a plane, such as a paper or a glass plate


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Based on the chromatographic bed shape, there are two major forms of chromatography: the planar chromatography and the column chromatography. Paper chromatography and thin layer chromatography are examples of planar chromatography.


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