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Publication Citation: A Report on the Certification of an Absolute Molecular Mass Distribution Polymer Standard: Standard Reference Material 2881

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Author(s): Charles M. Guttman; Kathleen M. Flynn; William E. Wallace III; Anthony J. Kearsley;
Title: A Report on the Certification of an Absolute Molecular Mass Distribution Polymer Standard: Standard Reference Material 2881
Published: September 11, 2008
Abstract: The certification of an absolute molecular mass distribution polymer Standard Reference Material, SRM 2881, is described. SRM 2881 is an n octyl initiated, proton terminated, narrow polydispersity, low mass, atactic polystyrene. The absolute molecular mass distribution (MMD) was obtained by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). The certification includes estimates of uncertainties, both Type A (random) and Type B (systematic), for each oligomer in the sample having a concentration of at least 0.18% of the total of all oligomers on the low mass tail of the MMD and 0.02% on the high mass tail. The bottle-to-bottle variation of the packaged SRM was checked by size exclusion chromatography and found to be negligible.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7512
Volume: 7512
Pages: 56 pp.
Keywords: mass spectrometry; molecular mass distribution; polymer; polystyrene; standard reference material; SRM
Research Areas: Polymers
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