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amphetamines arachidate Arsenic aspirin
barbiturates barium benzene benzodiazepine
benzonitrile biphenyl brevetoxins bromochloromethane
bromoethyl Bromohexane butadiene cadmium
caffeine carotene carotenoids catecholamines
Chromium Chrysene cryptoxanthin cyclohexane
dansyl detergents deuterium Deuterochloroform
dimethylguanosine dimethylsuphoxide dinitrotoluene dinoflagellate
dioxane diphenylamine diphenylamines diphenylindene
enzymes ethanoate ethanol ether
ethylene fluoranthene Fluorene Fluorescamine
Fluorescein fluorine Fluoroanisole Fluorbiprofen
ginseng ginsenoside guanosine Gymnodinium
helium heptafluorobutanol heptane herbicides
hexane hexanol hexylamine holmium
hydrazine hydrocarbon hydrogen
hydroxyfluorbiprofen hydroxyquinoline Isobutane isocyanates
isooctane lithium Lutein lysozyme
magnesium mercury Metalloproteins Methacrylate
methane methanol methoxycoumarin methyladenosine
methylcytidine methylenechloride methylguanosine Methylpyrazine
Monoacetylmorphine myoglobin Naphthalene nicotinic
nitrides nitrobenzene nitrocellulose nitrodiphenylamine
nitrogen nitrosamines nucleosides Nujol
Octane olefins Oligosaccharides ovalbumin
oxadiazole oxygen ozone paraffin
PCBs peptide perchlorate Perdeuterodecane
peroxides pesticides petroleum Phenanthrene
phenols phosphatase phosphate phosphorus
Piperidine polyamines polyester polyether
polyethylene polymers polypeptides polystyrene
polyurethane polyvinyl potassium propane
propanol propionic proteins pyrene
pyridine retinol rhenium Rhodamine
rubidium selenide selenium silica
silicone silver sodium sulfonic
sulphide sulphonyl sulphur tantalum
telluride Testosterone Tetradecane tetrahydrofuran
tetraphenylcyclopentadienone thallium thiols Trichlorobenzene
Tridecane Triethylorthosilicate trifluoroacetic trihydroxysilane
Xenon xylene zinc

About the Author
RAYMOND PETER WILLIAM SCOTT was born on June 20 1924 in Erith, Kent, UK. He studied at the University of London, obtaining his B.Sc. degree in 1946 and his D.Sc. degree in 1960. After spending more than a decade at Benzole Producers, Ltd. Where he became head of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory, he moved to Unilever Research Laboratories as Manager of their Physical Chemistry department. In 1969 he became Director of Physical Chemistry at Hoffmann-La Roche, Nutley, NJ, U.S.A. and subsequently accepted the position of Director of the Applied Research Department at the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Norwalk, CT, U.S.A.
In 1986 he became an independent consultant and was appointed Visiting Professor at Georgetown
University, Washington, DC, U.S.A. and at Berkbeck College of the University of London; in 1986 he retired but continues to write technical books dealing with various aspects of physical chemistry and physical chemical techniques. Dr. Scott has authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and authored, co-authored or edited over thirty books on various aspects of physical and analytical chemistry. Dr. Scott was a founding member of the British chromatography Society and received the American Chemical society Award in chromatography (1977), the M. S. Tswett chromatography Medal (1978), the Tswett chromatography Medal U.S.S.R., (1979), the A. J. P. Martin chromatography Award (1982) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Analysis and Instrumentation (1988).
Dr. Scott’s activities in gas chromatography started at the inception of the technique, inventing the Heat of Combustion Detector (the precursor of the Flame Ionization Detector), pioneered work on high sensitivity detectors, high efficiency columns and presented fundamental treatments of the relationship between the theory and practice of the technique. He established the viability of the moving bed continuous preparative gas chromatography, examined both theoretically and experimentally those factors that controlled dispersion in packed beds and helped establish the gas chromatograph as a process monitoring instrument. Dr. Scott took and active part in the renaissance of liquid chromatography, was involved in the development of high performance liquid chromatography and invented the wire transport detector. He invented the liquid chromatography mass spectrometry transport interface, introduced micro-bore liquid chromatography columns and used them to provide columns of 750,000 theoretical plates and liquid chromatography separations in less than a second. Dr. Scott has always been a “hands-on” scientist with a remarkable record of accomplishments in chromatography ranging from hardware design to the development of fundamental theory. He has never shied away from questioning “conventional wisdom” and his original approach to problems has often produced significant breakthroughs.

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