Molecular weight distribution of polycarbonate materials using conventional gel permeation chromatography

Molecular weight distribution of polycarbonate materials using conventional gel permeation chromatography

Smithers expert Dr Jason Davies outlines how gel permeation chromatography (GPC) can be utilized to analyze the properties of polycarbonate materials and determine whether material failure is inevitable.

Understanding how a material will perform in its operating environment is critical to its success. Due to the low fatigue and wear characteristics as well as the limited chemical resistance of polycarbonates, understanding the material composition will help manufacturers make informed decisions about material usage. Alternatively, gel permeation chromatography can be utilized to determine the root cause of a polycarbonate failure.

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