Application of GPC/SEC/GFC Standards and Polymeric Reference Materials



Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11am EDT|8am PDT|4pm BST|5pm CEST This event discusses the selection and handling of polymeric reference materials and offers practical advice for selecting and using GPC/SEC/GFC calibration standards and instrument validation standards.

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Event Overview:

Polymeric reference materials are required to calibrate GPC/SEC/GFC instruments as well as columns. In addition, they are used to validate performance of devices such as light scattering detectors, viscometers, and mass spectrometers. A variety of different materials is available. This event discusses the selection and handling of polymeric reference materials and offers practical advice for using GPC/SEC/GFC calibration standards and instrument verification standards.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What is special about polymeric reference materials and how they are characterized?
  • How to identify the most suitable reference material for a specific (GPC/SEC/GFC) application.
  • How to prepare, handle, and store polymeric reference materials.

Who Should Attend:

  • Scientists who need to characterize macromolecules such as plastics, polysaccharides, and proteins
  • Lab technicians who need to use GPC/SEC/GFC, light scattering, mass spectrometry or other techniques
  • Quality managers who need to validate systems, instrumentation, and methods


Steve Rosa
Technical Support and Application Specialist

Steve received a BS from UMass Amherst in 2016. While completing his bachelor’s degree, he spent time working in Alex Briseno’s lab doing undergraduate research in the field of organic electronics. After graduating, he worked for Todd Emrick’s group for several years. During his tenure there, he managed the GPC facility. This included GPC instruments in THF, DMF, water, and TFE. He was responsible for the maintenance of the instrumentation as well as the training of new users on how to properly run GPC. In addition to his work in the GPC facility, he was involved in the synthesis of zwitterionic small molecules for use in interlayers as well as halogen-free flame retardant polymers. Steve’s work with the Emrick group gives him a strong knowledge in not only GPC and synthetic chemistry, but also in other characterization techniques, such as NMR and MALDI. He also has a working knowledge of zwitterionic drug delivery, device architecture, and 2-D materials from his time spent at UMass. Several projects Steve collaborated on have been successfully published in ACS AMI, Chemistry of Materials, and ACS Energy Letters. He joined PSS in 2019 as a Technical Support & Application Specialist and has since been assisting customers with all aspects of polymer characterization. Steve is also responsible for the installation and training at customer sites of all hardware and software installations.

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