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This document specifies a general method for determining the average molecular mass and molecular mass distribution of polymers (see Reference [1]) from 2 000 g ⋅ mol−1 to 20 000 g ⋅ mol−1 by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS).

The average molecular masses and molecular mass distributions are calculated from a calibration curve constructed using synthetic-polymer and/or biopolymer standards. This method is therefore classified as a relative method.

The method is not applicable to polyolefins or to polymers with a polydispersity >1,2.


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  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2018-06
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 13
  • :
    ISO/TC 61/SC 5
    Physical-chemical properties
  • 83.080.01
    Plastics in general

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