The importance of capillary electrophoresis (CE) as an analytical tool has increased dramatically over the last ten years. It has changed from being an exploratory technique, mainly of academic interest, to one that is applied to solve "real" analytical problems. CE is easily adapted to its various modes of operation, often requiring little more than a change of the buffer solution, and is quickly becoming the preferred technique when analyzing minute amounts of available material.
Featuring new chapters on CE analysis of inorganic ions and carbohydrates, the new edition of Capillary Electrophoresis not only presents this method as an academic tool, but also provides applications for solving "real-world" analytical problems. This updated Second Edition reflects the increasing use of CE over the last 10 years, how it is being applied, and the basic theoretical aspects of the separation and detection methodology of CE. Capillary Electrophoresis: Theory and Practice will appeal to students and professionals of analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and biotechnology and includes suitable experiments designed to be attempted by university or college students, or anyone else wishing to familiarize themselves with CE.
Table of Contents
History and Development of Capillary Electrophoresis, P. Camilleri
General Instrumentation and Detection Systems Including Mass Spectrometric Interfaces, P. Thibault and N.J. Dovichi
Separation of Small Organic Molecules, W.G. Kuhr
Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography, K.R. Nielsen and J.P. Foley
Separation of Enantiomers, G.N. Okafo
Determination of Inorganic Anions and Metal Cations, J.S. Fritz
Analysis of Carbohydrates, Z. El Rassi and Y.S. Mechref
Separation of Peptides and Proteins, H.E. Schwartz, A. Guttman, and A. Vinther
Separation of DNA, A. Guttman and H.E. Schwartz
Capillary Electrophoresis in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research, D. Perrett
Appendix I: Manufacturers and Suppliers of CE Equipment and Components, D. Perrett
Appendix II: Buffer Solutions for Capillary Electrophoresis
Appendix III: Capillary Electrophoresis Experiments
"I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about CE."
--Louisa Alfazema, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 3