Friedhelm Gores | Authors


Tips & Tricks GPC/SEC: System Peaks or Ghost Peaks in GPC/SEC

Extraneous peaks, unrelated to the solute to be characterized, are quite common in gel permeation chromatography/size-exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC), especially when refractive index (RI) detection is used. This instalment of Tips & Tricks explains why system or ghost peaks appear and how to minimize their appearance.

Tips & Tricks GPC/SEC: Finding the Right Standards

Polystyrenes (PS) are the most commonly used reference standards in gel permeation chromatography/size-exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) for nearly all organic GPC/SEC separations including high temperature GPC and pullulan or dextran for aqueous GPC/SEC. The majority of users rely on these standards for reproducible results. However, there is potential for improvements and this instalment of Tips & Tricks will discuss some general points that should be considered when determining calibration standards.

"Polymer Status" of Synthetic Oil Under REACH Context

Under the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals (REACH) Regulations (EG) no. 1907/2006 the producer, manufacturer or importer of chemical substances/formulations have to register their products (more than 1 ton/year) at the chemical agency.