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Quantitative Synthetic Polymer Mass Spectrometry Workshop



William E. Wallace, Charles M. Guttman, S D. Hanton


Mass spectrometry is a rapidly evolving measurement technique for synthetic polymers. It holds the promise of providing not only absolute molecular mass distributions but also quantitative end-group and repeat-unit composition, and structural information such as branching and intramolecular loop formation. It serves as an invaluable complement to size-exclusion chromatography and light scattering in molecular mass determination, and to nuclear magnetic resonance and vibrational spectroscopy for structure determination. The realization of the full promise of quantitative mass spectrometry presents challenges to researchers in all fields of polymer characterization and was the central topic of this workshop.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
108 No. 1


industrial, mass spectrometry, polymer, quantitation, workshop


Wallace, W. , Guttman, C. and Hanton, S. (2003), Quantitative Synthetic Polymer Mass Spectrometry Workshop, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 16, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017