Essential Characterization of Polymers
UHPLC and light scattering: absolute & fast
Multi-angle light scattering coupled to size exclusion chromatography (SEC-MALS) or field-flow fractionation (FFF-MALS) is the most robust and reliable method for characterizing heterogeneous polymers. Only SEC/FFF-MALS can determine the distributions of
- absolute molar mass,
- size and
independently of retention time and molecular standards, and regardless of non-ideal column interactions.
To enjoy all the advantages of UHPLC — high throughput and low sample/solvent consumption — and MALS — absolute determination of molar masses from 200 Da to 10 MDa and radii from 10-50 nm — upgrade your UHPLC-SEC to µSEC-MALS™ with a μDAWN® MALS detector and an Optilab® dRI detector.
Learn more from the resources below.
The μDAWN can be coupled to any UHPLC-SEC system to determine absolute molecular weights and sizes of polymers, peptides, or proteins directly, without resorting to column calibration or reference standards. Just 1.5 μL of interdetector broadening make it the only true UHPLC MALS detector.
A unique on-line differential refractometer for measuring concentration of any macromolecule, regardless of chromophores. The Optilab UT-rEX offers the highest sensitivity, largest dynamic range and lowest dispersion af any commercial UHPLC dRI detector.
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