- chromatography in which glass plates coated with thin layers of alumina, silica gel, or cellulose are used as an adsorbent.
Origin of thin-layer chromatography
1955–60; translation of German dünnschicht-chromatographie
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- a form of chromatography in which components of a liquid mixture are separated by means of a thin layer of adsorbent material coated on a glass, plastic, or foil sheetAbbreviation: TLC
- Chromatography through a thin layer of cellulose or similar inert material supported on a glass or plastic plate.
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