Xavier Villarreal | Authors

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Semi-Micro Columns for Size-Exclusion Chromatography in Organic Solvent Systems: TSK-GEL SuperMultiporeHZ Series Columns

In size exclusion chromatography, obtaining calibration curves over a wide range of molecular weights is a difficulty investigators often encounter when analyzing polymers with a broad molar mass distribution. To overcome this problem two procedures are typically used. One option is to use multiple columns of different pore sizes linked together in series. A second is to use a column packed with a mixed bed resin of different pore sizes at an optimized mix ratio. However, problems can occur with both of these methods, which include distortion of the chromatogram or deviations between the actual calibration curve and the calibration curve approximated from data obtained from the molecular weight standards.