CRC Handbook of Chromatography: Carbohydrates, Volume II updates the first volume, continuing coverage of literature published from 1979 to 1989. Tabulated for easy reference and thoroughly documented, it presents the comprehensive data for all chromatographic techniques applicable to carbohydrates. It features glycoproteins, proteoglycans, and glycolipids, as well as mono-, oligo-, and polysaccharides. This important text emphasizes novel chromatographic methods. Highlights of this superb work include the diversity of HPLC methods applicable to carbohydrates, and the use of some new techniques, including supercritical fluid chromatography and ion chromatography in carbohydrate analysis. Readers discover the latest detection methods, degradative processes, and derivatization techniques. Detailed chapters cover topics such as spectroscopic techniques, electrochemistry, and gas chromatography. This easy-to-use volume provides an excellent working manual and reference book for researchers in the fields of carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry. CRC Handbook of Chromatography, Carbohydrates: Volume II is an absolute must for all analysts working for industries concerned with carbohydrates.
Table of Contents
Section 1: CHROMATOGRAPHIC DATA 1. Gas Chromatography Tables 2. Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Tables 3. Liquid Chromatography Tables 4. Planar Chromatography Tables 5. Electrophoretic Data Section 2: DETECTION TECHNIQUES 1. Detection and Identification of Carbohydrates in Gas Chromatography: Use of Mass Spectrometry 2. Detection of Carbohydrates in Supercritical Fluid Chromatography: Use of Mass Spectrometry 3. Detection Methods for Liquid Chromatography 4. Detection Reagents for Planar Chromatography Section 3: SAMPLE PREPARATION AND DERIVATIZATION 1. Degradation of Polysaccharides and Glycoconjugates 2. Derivatization for Gas Chromatography 3. Derivatization for HPLC Section 4: LITERATURE REFERENCES 1. Bibliography 2. Reviews and Selected Journal 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.