Chromatography Research International

Micellar Liquid Chromatography: Recent Advances and Applications

Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Submission deadline
01 Dec 2011

1Physical and Analytical Chemistry Department, University Jaume I, 12071 Castellon, Spain

2Organic Chemistry Department, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

3Analytical Chemistry Department, University of Valencia, 46100 Burjasot, Spain

4Laboratoire des Sciences Analytiques, Université de Lyon, CNRS, 69622 Villeurbanne, France

5Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Dr. H. S.Gour University, MP, Sagar 470003, India

Micellar Liquid Chromatography: Recent Advances and Applications


Micellar liquid chromatography (MLC), which uses mobile phases containing a surfactant above its critical micellar concentration, is an alternative to conventional reversed-phase liquid chromatography and provides a solution to the direct injection of real samples (physiological or food) by solubilising proteins. The possibility of directly injecting samples into the chromatograph simplifies and expedites treatment, which confers analytical procedures greater accuracy and a lower cost. Fundamental studies into MLC have served to develop the technique and to establish its theoretical basis without which its later use in diverse applications would not have been possible.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to develop new applications or fundamental studies in MLC. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New insights in MLC
  • Fundamental research
  • Use of mobile phases containing mixed micelles
  • Advances in high submicellar chromatography
  • New applications of MLC in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, and environment

Articles published in this special issue will not be subject to the journal's Article Processing Charges.

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