versão impressa ISSN 0100-4042
ALVARENGA, Elson Santiago de; SALIBA, William Argolo e MILAGRES, Benjamin Gonçalves. Construction of a low-cost ultraviolet-viewing cabinet with lamp. Quím. Nova [online]. 2005, vol.28, n.5, pp. 927-928. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422005000500034.
Thin layer chromatography is a quick, inexpensive and effective way of screening mixtures of non-volatile organic compounds and it is highly recommended for analytical studies. Inspection of plates under ultraviolet light for the detection of colourless compounds should be performed before any further chemical methods are applied. Construction of a low-cost UV-viewing cabinet with lamp employing parts easily found on the local market is described.
Palavras-chave : ultraviolet; chromatography; UV-cabinet.