Size Exclusion Chromatography

  • B. J. Hunt
  • S. R. Holding

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fundamentals of SEC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. J. Hunt
      Pages 3-13
    3. B. J. Hunt
      Pages 14-41
    4. S. R. Holding
      Pages 42-53
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. M. R. Haddon, J. N. Hay
      Pages 57-99
    3. S. Mori
      Pages 100-132
    4. D. E. Hillman, C. Heathcote
      Pages 133-169
  4. Special techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. K. D. Bartle, I. L. Davies, M. W. Raynor
      Pages 217-247
    3. A. J. McHugh
      Pages 248-270
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-286

About this book


There is a large and increasing variety of polymers currently in use both for domestic and industrial applications. The properties of polymers are deter­ mined not only by their chemical type, but also by their molecular mass and molecular mass distributions. However, while the chemical type of polymers can be determined relatively easily, the average molecular masses and molecular mass distributions are more difficult to measure. The molecular mass averages of a polymer are measured by specialized and complex techniques such as light scattering (for weight average) and osmometry (for number average). Thus, complete characterization of the molecular mass distribution of a polymer by such means requires separating the sample into many fractions which can then be examined individually. Since size exclusion chromatography was introduced as a rapid and straightforward technique for the characterization of polymer molecular mass distributions, there have been tremendous increases in development and applications, and it was felt appropriate to bring together into a single volume the information required by scientists from many disciplines who wish to use the technique. This book should be useful to existing users, those who are new to the technique, and those who may be familiar with the basic technique and now wish to extend their capabilities to more complex applications (or to consider the potential of a number of related techniques). The book will also be of general interest to the experienced liquid chromatographer.


chromatography development distribution information polymer scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • B. J. Hunt
    • 1
  • S. R. Holding
    • 2
  1. 1.Polymer Research Group, Department of ChemistryUniversity of LancasterLancasterUK
  2. 2.RAPRA Technology LtdShawbury, ShrewsburyUK

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