Capillary electrophoresis.

University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, 207 Pleasant Street South East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States.
Analytical Chemistry (Impact Factor: 5.83). 12/2011; 84(2):577-96. DOI: 10.1021/ac203205a
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ABSTRACT Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) is a field that continues to grow. All areas of CE including theory, separation modes, instrumentation and applications remain highly active areas of research. This review includes a cross section of references from all areas of the field published in the two year period between Jan. 2010 and Nov. 2011. Web of Science reports over 4,000 articles, including 396 reviews, published with CE in the title, abstract or key words during this time period. Of these we have chosen 218 papers. We have attempted to choose papers that showcase some of the newest and most exciting developments in the field. It should be noted that papers describing electrophoresis in microfabricated devices were excluded since another review in this issue exclusively covers this topic.

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