Understanding Polymer Properties with Multi-Angle Light Scattering

Stepan Podzimek

Presented by: Stepan Podzimek, Ph.D., SYNPO
Presented Live: May 12, 2021

Polymers, both of synthetic and natural origin, are an integral part of our everyday life. In contrast to low-molar-mass organic compounds, polymer samples of identical chemical composition can differ substantially by their application properties. Many important polymer properties are affected by the molar mass distribution and structural topology of the polymer chains. A multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detector following an analytical separation technique such as SEC or FFF, often in combination with an online viscometer, can provide detailed information about the molecular structure and thus proper understanding of the properties and behavior of a very wide range of polymers.

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