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Theory

The following webpages describe the theoretical foundations and the various separation mechanisms of CE.

Introduction:

Historical overview and development of CE

Foundations of CE:

ion mobility in an electric field, setup of equipment, separation efficiency, selectivity, and influencing the separation

The Electroosmotic Flow (EOF):

foundation and influence on the separation

Injection:

advantages and disadvantages of different sample introduction and enrichment techniques

Detection:

different detection methods and indirect detection

Micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC):

pseudostationary phases and separation of uncharged analytes

Isoelectric focusing (IEF, CIEF):

separation according to isoelectric points (pI)