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Spectroscopic Monitoring of Polymerization in Microfluidic Channels



Susan E. Barnes, Anthony J. Bur, Zuzanna T. Cygan, Kathryn Beers, Eric J. Amis


At NIST Combinatorial Methods Center (NCMC) we are interested in the construction of material libraries that explore a range of polymer chemistries and properties. In this study we extend on-chip application of spectroscopic techniques to the analysis of monomer and polymeric systems. We have applied Raman and fluorescence spectroscopic techniques for high-throughput, combinatorial analysis of polymer droplets in microfluidic devices in order to establish a library of data to assess degree of polymerization and constituent concentration of a range of methacrylic monomer and cross-linker systems.
Journal of the American Chemical Society


Barnes, S. , Bur, A. , Cygan, Z. , Beers, K. and Amis, E. (2005), Spectroscopic Monitoring of Polymerization in Microfluidic Channels, Journal of the American Chemical Society, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created August 27, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021