Survey of recent advances in analytical applications of immunoaffinity chromatography

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Methods that use immunoaffinity chromatography (IAC) for sample preparation or detection are becoming increasingly popular as tools in the analysis of biological and nonbiological compounds. This paper presents an overview of immunoaffinity chromatography and examines some recent developments of this technique in analytical applications. The emphasis is placed on HPLC-based IAC methods or those that combine IAC with other instrumental techniques; however, novel approaches that employ low-performance IAC columns for chemical quantitation are also considered. Particular applications that are examined include (1) the use of IAC in the direct detection of analytes, (2) the extraction of samples by IAC prior to on- or off-line detection by other methods, (3) the use of IAC in chromatographic-based immunoassays, and (4) the development of postcolumn reactors based on IAC for the detection of analytes as they elute from other types of chromatographic columns. The advantages and limitations for each approach are considered. In addition, a summary is provided of reports in the literature that have used IAC for these various formats. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-28
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 11 1998


  • Antibodies
  • Immunoaffinity chromatography
  • Reviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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