Utilization of MALDI-TOF MS for Analysis of Polymer Mixtures

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K. Mazaneca,b and J. Chmelíka

aInstitute of Analytical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, bFaculty of Chemistry, Technical University, Brno


Utilization of MALDI-TOF MS in polymer analysis is described. The method is suitable both for biopolymers and synthetic polymers. Various mixtures of OH- and H-terminated polystyrenes were studied. MALDI-TOF MS is able to identify individual oligomers with different end-groups, to determine molecular weight distribution and polydispersity, and to analyze molar or weight composition of polymer mixtures.


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