Importance of Gas Chromatography in Analytical ChemistryAuthor(s): Peter Lucas
In many academic and industrial research facilities, gas chromatography (GC or GLC) is a frequently used analytical technique for quality control, as well as for the identification and quantitation of mixture components. Due to its ability to detect very small quantities, GC is a method that is frequently used in forensic and environmental laboratories. Up until the compounds are sufficiently thermally stable and manageably volatile, a wide range of experiments can be examined. The mobile phase in gas chromatography (GC) is an inert gas (e.g. helium).