This handbook is intended to serve as a working manual and reference book for carbohydrate chemists and biochemists using the chromatographic methods that are indispensable in this field. Emphsis is on newer methods, such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and other automated liquid chromatography systems; and the material included was compiled mainly from literature published during the years 1970 to 1978. Data appearing in Volumes I and II of the Handbook of Chromatography are not repeated here, but references to relevant tables in Volumes I and II are given at the start of corresponding sections of this handbook. In some cases material published before 1970 that was omitted from Volumes I and II of the series is included here: this applies particularly to the sections dealing with paper chromatography and electrophoresis.
Table of Contents
Section 1: CHROMATOGRAPHIC DATA 1.Gas Chromatography Tables 2.Liquid Chromatography Tables 3.Paper Chromatography Tables 4.Thin-Layer Chromatography Tables 5. Electrophoretic Section 2: DETECTION TECHNIQUES 1. Detection and Identification Carbohydrates in Gas Chromatography 2. Detection methods for Liquid Chromatography 3.Detection Reagents for Paper and/or Thin-Layer Chromatography Section 3: SAMPLE PREPARATION AND DERIVATIZATION Section 4: PRODUCTS AND SOURCES OF CHROMATOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Section 5: LITERATURE REFERENCES
Dr Shirley C Churms (born Macintosh) graduated with the BSc (with distinction in Chemistry) in 1957, Honours in 1958 and the PhD in 1962. She was awarded the Ohio State Fellowship by the International Federation of University Women, which enabled her to spend her postdoctoral year at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
Dr Churms held a position as a research associate in the Carbohydrate Chemistry Research Unit, under the direction of Professor Alistair Stephen. At a time when few women were active researchers she established herself as an expert in carbohydrate chemistry, culminating in the publication of several books on the topic in the 1980s and 1990s. After her retirement she continued her association with the Department of Chemistry and in recent years, generations of undergraduate and postgraduate students have welcomed Dr Churms' expertise in editing and advice on scientific writing.
Dr Shirley Churms passed away on 23 February 2016.