A new technique called Differential Gel Permeation Chromatography (DGPC), i
n which a reference solution is used as eluent and the solution to be analy
zed as the injected solution, is proposed. It can detect minute differences
between the reference solution and the analyzed solution. A null signal in
dicates that the reference solution and the analyzed solution are identical
and a nonzero signal reflects the detailed differences between the referen
ce and the analyzed solution.
Two examples, concentration identification of five ethanol solutions and br
and identification of three lubricant oils, are given to show the applicati
on of the DGPC method. The potential application of the DGPC method to the
identification of counterfeit products is also discussed.