Superheated water has been used successfully as an eluent in liquid
chromatography and has been coupled to various modes of detection,
ultraviolet (UV), fluorescence, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
(NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS). A number of compounds were
examined on poly(styrene-divinylbenzene) (PS-OVB), polybutadiene (PBO),
and octadecylsilyl bonded silica (OOS) column with isothermal and
temperature programmes. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.