CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds
Probing the Primary and Secondary Structures of Synthetic Polymers: How Far Can We Go with Mass Spectrometry?
Thursday November 19th 2015
USA 11:00am EST, 8:00 am PST, 16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET
SPEAKER
Speaker
Julien De Winter, PhD,
Laboratory of Organic synthesis and Mass Spectometry,
University of Mons
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MODERATOR
Moderator
Stu Borman,
Senior Correspondent,
C&EN
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OVERVIEW

Polymeric materials are ubiquitous in our modern society covering a broad range of applications in industries such as automobiles, packaging, medical, and pharmaceutical, to name a few. This increasing complexity in applications has driven the need to produce highly complex polymeric materials. Full characterization of a sample has become a vital part of the development process. Although the usual techniques of characterization such as NMR and GPC provide a lot of information, mass spectrometry (MS) is increasingly becoming a must for polymer characterization. In this webinar I will first describe some of the advantages and limitations of single-stage (HR) MS for the determination of the absolute average molecular masses and the nature of chain ends...

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- The advantages and limitations of single-stage (HR) MS for the determination of the absolute average molecular masses and the nature of chain ends.

- The use of tandem MS to help differentiate isomers and in some cases quantify mixtures of isomers.

- Application of ion mobility mass spectrometry for polymer characterization.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • • Polymer Chemists/Scientists
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  • • Materials Chemists/Scientists
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  • • MS Practitioners
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  • • Laboratory Managers/Directors
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