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An Analysis of Polymer Branching Using GPC / SEC Methodology

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Polymer branching has been proven to have a potentially considerable impact on many physical properties of synthesised polymers, such as the disruption of crystallinity and a possible increase in single chain density and chain entanglements.

Understanding polymer branching and its effects on a polymer's end-use properties can help avoid failures and improve specifications.

This paper describes the GPC (or equivalently SEC) analysis of branching in polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP).

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