Thin Layer Chromatography
Herbal researchers have long been seeking robust tools for screening analysis and quality evaluation of their plants or derived herbal products to separate and select useful natural components. Today, there are also ever-increasing demands for drug analysis, consumer product monitoring and many other applications as well. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) has become an essential and universal tool for analysts and researchers in their chemical analysis. It only requires very small quantities of the compound, and is also a simple, quick, and low cost and robust method fulfilling most of chemist’s task.