A column, usually having a small diameter, in which either the inner tube wall, or
a liquid or active solid
held stationary on the tube wall acts as the stationary phase and there is an open,
unrestricted path for the mobile phase.
PAC, 1993, 65, 819
(Nomenclature for chromatography (IUPAC Recommendations 1993))
on page 831
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