solid support

in column chromatography
Normally an @I03026@ porous solid, which sorbs the liquid phase. The particle-size range of the support affects column efficiency and the pressure differential necessary to achieve a given flow rate. Modifications have been introduced for the achievement of special separations, in which the solid support is not @I03026@ but is an @A00109@. In capillary columns the inner wall of the column serves as the solid support and obviates the use of additional porous solids for this purpose.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 98 [Terms] [Book]
PAC, 1993, 65, 819. (Nomenclature for chromatography (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 830 [Terms] [Paper]