Preparative GPC in fundamental polymer synthesis

Avinash C. Gadkari, Miklos Zsuga, J. P. Kennedy

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A simple efficient preparative gel permeation chromatography assembly (prep GPC) has been built using largely commercially available components, (i.e., pump, columns, all glass solvent recirculating system) and its usefulness in fundamental polymer synthesis was demonstrated. The operating cost of prep GPC has been reduced and the safety much improved by the use of n-hexane as the mobile phase. Rapid one-recycle narrow fractionation (Mw/Mn=1.1-1.2) and purification of relatively large quantities (up to 20 g/loading) of polyisobutylene (PIB) samples is described. Operating parameters and efficiency are illustrated by examples. By the use of this equipment sufficient quantities of narrow MWD polyhydrocarbons can be conveniently and rapidly obtained for meaningful structure/property research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - okt. 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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