Authors:Svetlana S. Khrebtova and Victor G. Berezkin
Thin-layer chromatography is one of the most efficient analysis methods that have remained very popular for many decades, despite the high rates of modern science development and the relative simplicity of the method discussed. One should note that the frequency of published works is virtually an estimate of the value of the given method by chemists-analysts. The result of the conducted scientometric study permits to make the conclusion on the fact that the TLC method is most often used in its initial kind as a classical ascending elution of plates with a silica gel layer in a saturated chamber in spite of diversity of chambers, ways of elution, and stationary phases . In the present review article, the main directions of the method development, based on the comparison of published works on TLC during 2 time periods with an interval of 10 years (2008 and 2018), are presented.