High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has come a long way since the first instruments were designed in the 1960s. Indeed, HPLC has stimulated progress in all areas of science and industry where separations play a vital role. The question is, what is the current state of the art in liquid chromatography? Has the development of liquid chromatography plateaued? If so, what new methods will take its place or complement it? If not, where will the frontiers be and what direction will liquid chromatography take? High Performance Liquid Chromatography answers these questions and more, as it examines the basic theories of chromatography as well as the more exciting developments in the field. Edited by two leading HPLC authorities who have called upon the field's most knowledgeable researchers to discuss the 'cutting edge' of HPLC in their areas of expertise, this landmark work covers a wide range of fundamental and applications-oriented issues, including:The theory of the dynamics of liquid chromatographyMechanism of solute retention in chromatographyOxide stationary phasesCarbon in liquid chromatographyOrganic polymeric stationary phasesSize-exclusion liquid chromatographyHigh performance affinity chromatographySeparation of chiral compounds with alpha-acid glycoprotein as selectorHigh-speed liquid chromatographyA theoretical approach to derivatizations for HPLCPreparative liquid chromatographyProcess high performance liquid chromatographyPrecision in HPLCHPLC as a source of information about the chemical structure of solutesField-flow fractionation: an HPLC analogueMultidimensional techniques in chromatographyFor both the practicing chromatography and analytical science student, High Performance Liquid Chromatography serves as a one-stop source for understanding the fundamentals of chromatography and the direction of the future in the field.Brown, Phillis R. is the author of 'High Performance Liquid Chromatography ', published 1989 under ISBN 9780471845065 and ISBN 047184506X.