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Polymers

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Why should I upgrade to multi-detection GPC?

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10 reasons for polymer characterization scientists. Gel-permeation chromatography (GPC) is an essential tool for the characterization of polymers. It allows polymer scientists to tailor a polymer’s properties to its end use requirements by controlling its molecular properties, since the two are inextricably linked.

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Assessing Nanoparticle Toxicity in Waste Water

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Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) has found use in a variety of investigations researching the toxicity and environmental impact of nanoparticles. Here we discuss various publications in which NTA has been used to measure particle size and concentration of nanomaterials in waste water.

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Characterizing method for polymers

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This whitepaper reviews the methods available for measuring the key characteristics of polymers focusing on the benefits and value of gel permeation / size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC). Much of the paper talks exclusively about polymers, however many of the principles discussed are equally applicable to proteins or protein conjugate materials.

Business & Education Sensors

Case studies: Ink formulation's analytical strategies

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This white paper offers practical guidance on using a range of analytical techniques, including rheology, particle size and zeta potential measurement to assist in the formulation of Inkjet inks.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Solvent Enhanced Light Scattering of Fluoro-Polyester

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Traditionally in GPC, the sample dissolution solvent and the mobile phase are one and the same. However, a closer look at the demands of sample solvent and mobile phase suggests that this should not always be the case.

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Sizing up the Solution

This article explores the role of different components within drilling muds, including barite and calcium carbonate. The need to achieve optimum particle sizes is examined, the application of laser diffraction is considered within this context. Fast, efficient and having a wide measurement range, laser diffraction delivers accurate, precise and reproducible particle size information. Offering automated analysis, it is a preferred method for drilling mud particle sizing and the focus of ongoing API efforts to develop a standard in this area.

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Ten Ways to... Control Rheology by Changing Particle Properties

The newest addition to the popular ‘10 ways to…’ series of educational papers provides practical guidance on developing high performance suspension products with enhanced consumer appeal. ‘10 ways to...control rheology by changing particle properties’ explores how controlling particle characteristics, such as particle size distribution, concentration and zeta potential, enables formulators to engineer suspension performance. Suspensions are used in the formulation of a wide range of every day products from medicines, drinks and foodstuffs to paints, inks and coatings. This paper is therefore valuable to formulators working across a wide range of industries.

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Optimizing Food Additive Choice: Exploring the Value of Recent Advances in SEC Technology

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The latest advances in the widely used technique of size exclusion chromatography (SEC) break new ground in terms of accuracy and sensitivity. This article assesses the information provided by multi-detector SEC and the potential benefits of recent innovations for polymeric food additive characterization.

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Case study: Effects of gamma-ray sterilization on high molecular weight

| Baljit Ghatora

A sample of PMMA was analysed by Size Exclusion Chromatography with Triple detection, before and after sterilization. Reduction in the molecular weight was shown to be firstly by cleaving the polymer at the branching points.

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Principles of Triple Detection GPC/SEC

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Triple detection GPC/SEC combines measurements from multiple detectors to offer not only increased amounts of data, but also increased amounts of information, which is made available by the combination of different detectors (and unobtainable using individual detectors separately). The theory of triple detection GPC/SEC is described here.

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