Surprisingly, chiral chromatography could not be performed in 1980
because there was no single chiral stationary phase on the market. But
as the 1980s came to a close, chiral chromatography began to get more
and more attention, thanks in large part to the efforts of Okamoto's
institute in Japan, Pirkle and Armstrong's teams in the US, Schurig and
König in Germany, Lindner in Austria, and Francotte in Switzerland.