WP1615: SEC-MALS for absolute biophysical characterization

Absolute Biophysical Characterization

Size-exclusion chromatography is commonly used to separate and analyze proteins and other biomacromolecules. However, in order to reliably determine their basic biophysical properties in solution, an absolute, independent means of characterization must be added downstream of the separation step.

Multi-angle light scattering and dynamic light scattering instruments, combined with UV and RI detectors, fulfill that need, making them essential in every lab that produces, uses or characterizes proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, polysaccharides or bionanoparticles constructed of these building blocks. This white paper explores the technology, capabilities and applications of light scattering paired with size-exclusion chromatography for biophysical characterization.