You may recall my previous two postings in which Synge and Martin received the Nobel prize in 1952 for their work on partition chromatography.
These biochemists were involved in separating mixtures of amino acids.
Their work revolutionised analytical chemistry. However, something I personally have become quite surprised at is the lack of information into the specifics of their work. I am sure that it is available in scientific journals but there is very little around on the Internet.
Martin went on the help develop gas chromatography, a technique that is arguably more important in todays world than that of partition chromatography.