Eluotrope series according to Strain

Eluotrope series according to Strain; H. H. Strain; "Chromatographic Adsorption Analysis", Interscience Publ., Inc., New York (1942)
Least polar
petroleum ether
carbon tetrachlorideimage of carbon tetrachloride
cyclohexaneimage of cyclohexane
carbon disulfideimage of carbon disulfide
diethyl etherimage of diethyl ether
acetoneimage of acetone
benzeneimage of benzene
tolueneimage of toluene
organic esters
1,2-dichloroethane, chloroform , dichloromethane
alcohols
waterimage of water
pyridineimage of pyridine
organic acids
mixtures of organic acids with bases, water, alcohols or pyridine
Most polar