CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds
Light Scattering & FFF: Essential Polymer Characterization
Tuesday September 15th 2015
USA 11:00am EDT, 8:00 am PDT, 16:00 BST
SPEAKER
Speaker
Andrew Meyer, Ph.D.,
Senior Applications Scientist,
Wyatt Technology Corporation
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MODERATOR
Moderator
Stu Borman,
Senior Correspondent,
C&EN
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OVERVIEW

Characterization techniques based on multi-angle light scattering with chromatography (SEC-MALS) or field-flow fractionation (FFF-MALS) address many of the key analytical challenges in the modern polymer laboratory. This seminar will review light scattering technology, instrumentation and applications to polymer research. Select examples will illustrate how a complete light scattering solution based on SEC-MALS facilitates rapid and effective characterization of a wide variety of polymers, including polyacrylamides, acrylic copolymers, nylons, styrenes and more...

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- Principles of MALS detection and calculation of polymer molecular size and mass

- Identifying and overcoming shortfalls of conventional GPC/SEC via SEC-MALS

- Leveraging DLS and viscosity for enhanced characterization of molecular size

- Calculation of copolymer ratios and molecular weights in-line with SEC

- Advantages of FFF for separation of branched polymers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • • R&D managers who encounter common challenges associated with polymer characterization.
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  • • Researchers interesting in learning about and comparing analytical techniques applicable to polymer research and development.
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  • • Project Supervisors needing more information about cutting-edge technology for protein, biopolymer and nanoparticle characterization.
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  • • Staff scientists involved in polymer characterization.
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  • • Project Supervisors needing more information about cutting-edge technology for polymer analytical characterization.
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