Using Multi-Detector GPC SEC and Novel Chromatographic Techniques for the Characterization of Challenging Polymers
CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds

Using Multi-Detector GPC/SEC and Novel Chromatographic Techniques
for the Characterization of Challenging Polymers


Thursday, June 14, 2012

USA 11:00 a.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. CDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT / 15:00 GMT


Who should attend?

• Analytical Chemists

• Polymer Chemists

• Research Chemists

• Chemical Engineers

• Laboratory Managers

• Professors and Students

• Anyone involved in research, development, manufacturing and characterization of polymers


Wei-Sen Wong, Ph.D.
Manager of Analytical
Services, Malvern


Stuart Borman
Senior Correspondent

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), also known as Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), is the most common analytical technique for the measurement of molecular weight distribution, structure and viscosity of a wide variety of polymers. Multi-Detector GPC/SEC, coupled with novel chromatographic techniques such as Malvern's SELS (Solvent Enhanced Light Scattering) technology, has provided a new approach to fully characterizing polymeric systems and addressing difficult chromatography and detection issues.

In this webinar the application of GPC to measure challenging 'invisible' polymers is presented. While several polymers (e.g. Fluoro-Polyester PMTFMA in THF, PHA in chloroform, olefin rubbers in xylene, polymers in HFIP) have been difficult to measure due to low dn/dc refractive index increment values or safety concerns, the unique SELS method still allowed reliable determination of Mw, Mn, and PDI — parameters that are important for characterizing polymer quality and improving product output in a manufacturing process.

What Attendees Will Learn:

• How to use multi-detector GPC/SEC to enhance the information content available in the GPC/SEC experiment

• How to use novel chromatographic techniques to solve GPC/SEC chromatography, detection and associated HS&E issues

• How to employ good chromatography practices as a prerequisite for data accuracy in GPC/SEC measurements

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