Looking back into the commercialization of chromatography, there always have been attempts made to visualize “typical” GC phenomena/challenges via a cartoon. Even “toons” were generated in the form of “elves” (J&W), “wizards” (Restek), “Chrompie” (CP). It’s a nice way to focus on a certain issue and to get the user’s attention so he/she realizes that the gas chromatograph is not a black-box.

Chromatography has gone a long way and one of the cartoonists has used his creativity on how the first GC should have looked like from Leonardi da Vinci’s point of view.. Principles are still the same..

With acknowledgement to the originator: Hans Heymans, The Netherlands

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