This book describes modern preparative chromatography techniques and their application in the separation of natural products, synthetic intermediates, metabolites, macromolecules, and biologically active substances, e.g. new lead compounds from microorganisms and both marine and terrestrial higher organisms. The authors focus their book on the applications and aim to provide the reader with a rapid idea on how to obtain milligram or gram quantities for pure constituents from complex mixtures with minimum effort. Descriptions of apparatus and operation procedures together with numerous examples of actual separations - often widely scattered in literature - are provided. This completely revised second edition has been enlarged by chapters on macromolecule and and enantiomer separation and on preparative GC.