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Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) is an analytical technique that separates dissolved macromolecules by size based on their elution from columns filled with a porous gel.
When GPC is coupled with light scattering, viscometer and concentration detectors (known as triple detection), it can measure absolute molecular weight, molecular size and intrinsic viscosity, and generate information on macromolecular structure, conformation, aggregation and branching.
By using GPC to measure molecular weight and these other properties, scientists can characterize molecules such as synthetic polymers, as well as natural polymers such as polysaccharides.
For all of these molecules, these parameters relate very closely to their performance in countless applications. With this technique:
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The properties of polymeric excipients can directly affect the clinical efficacy, safety, and quality of a finished pharmaceutical product and are routinely identified as critical quality attributes (CQAs). This article looks at how gel permeation/si...
Four different polymers are analyzed by GPC/SEC to investigate the effect of molecular weight, polydispersity and molecular structure on the final properties of the polymer.
From simple food additives to complex material used in high-tech eye surgery and targeted drug delivery systems, polysaccharides have earned unparalleled attention when it comes to macromolecular characterization. With more emphasis on product perfor...
The stability of a protein sample and its tendency to aggregate is explored using a combination of SEC-MALS and DLS
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Improve your understanding of the effect of polysaccharide molecular weight & structure on final product performance
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