How does SEC chromatography work?

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) separates molecules based on their size by filtration through a gel. Small molecules diffuse into the pores and their flow through the column is retarded according to their size, while large molecules do not enter the pores and are eluted in the column’s void volume.

What polymer property are you measuring with SEC?

average polymer molecular weight
What does an SEC plot tell you? The average polymer molecular weight. The number of polymers which have the average molecular weight. The number of polymers of each molecular weight in the distribution.

What is SEC analysis?

Size exclusion chromatography (SEC or SEC-HPLC) for measurement of protein absolute molecular weight, structure, size and conformation. Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC or SEC-HPLC) is an analytical technique that separates dissolved macromolecules by size based on their elution from columns filled with a porous gel.

On what basis are proteins separated by SEC?

Size-exclusion chromatography
Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) was one of the first liquid chromatographic techniques developed and represents an excellent choice for protein–protein interaction analysis. As the name implies, SEC enables separation of molecules based on molecular weight or size.

What is MN and Mw in polymer?

Both the distribution shape and the average MW influence the properties of a polymer. Mn is the number averaged MW, and Mw is the weight averaged MW. The midpoint of the distribution in terms of the number of molecules is Mw. The third moment, Mz, has more weighting with regards to higher MWs.

Which of the following Fibre is made up of polyamide?

Name IUPAC Official Name
A Unnilunium Mendelevium
B Unniltrium Lawrencium
C Unnilhexium Seaborgium
D Unununnium Darmstadtium

Why GPC is called size exclusion chromatography?

GPC/SEC uses columns packed with very small, round, porous particles to separate molecules contained in the solvent that is passed through them. 4. GPC/SEC separates molecules on the basis of their size, hence ‘size exclusion’.

Why does SEC yield a higher molecular weight for branched polymers?

This is why SEC, even using multiple detectors, yields the molecular weights of branched polymers with highly variable accuracy: typically high for highly or regularly branched polymers, but lower for statistically branched polymers. To characterize a branched polymer by SEC, one must first understand its separation.

What is size-exclusion chromatography (SEC)?

Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) has a quasi-monopoly on the molecular characterization of polymers in general, and this is also true for branched polymers. The method appeared in the late 1950s and was named gel permeation chromatography (GPC) [2] or gel filtration chromatography (GFC) [3].

What are branched polymers?

Branched polymers are characterized by the degree of branching, the branching topology, the distribution of the molecular weights of the branches, and the distribution of molecular weights of the polymer chains.

What does SEC/malls stand for?

Grcev S, Schoenmakers P, Iedema P (2004) Determination of molecular weight and size distribution and branching characteristics of PVAc by means of size exclusion chromatography/multi-angle laser light scattering (SEC/MALLS). Polymer 45:39–48 117. Baudry R, Sherrington DC.