Tackling Multidimensional Multi-polydispersity
How far are we from the day-to-day application of on-line 2D-LC for polymer analysis?
Harry Philipsen |
I work at DSM, a company active in health, nutrition and materials. Being responsible for the competence field “Molecular characterization of synthetic polymers,” two-dimensional separation techniques and developments are very relevant to my work. To meet increasing customer demands, our materials have become gradually more complex – and for synthetic polymers, that means we are dealing with increasingly complex sets of molecules that are ‘multi-polydisperse.’ To understand polymer properties, we have to gain good knowledge of the exact molecular constitution of these molecular assemblies, which means increasing the resolution of our analytical toolbox. As polydispersity can only be determined by separation-based techniques, the issue of ‘multi-polydispersity’ can only be tackled by coupled separation techniques – and for polymers, that means 2D-LC predominantly.
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