BS ISO 13885-1:2020 - Gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Tetrahydrofuran (THF) as eluent

BS ISO 13885-1:2020

Gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Tetrahydrofuran (THF) as eluent

Status : Current   Published : July 2020



This document specifies the determination of the molar-mass distribution and the average molar mass values Mn (number average) and Mw (weight average) of polymers that are soluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF) by gel permeation chromatography (GPC).


Also known as size exclusion chromatography (SEC).

Even though the chromatograms obtained show good repeatability, it is possible that this method cannot be used with certain polymer types because of specific interactions (e.g. adsorption) within the sample/eluent/column system.

The conditions specified in this document are not applicable to the GPC analysis of polymer samples with Mw values greater than 106 g/mol and/or of polymers with elution limits outside the calibration range (see 7.6 and Annex C).

This document includes no correction method (e.g. for the elimination of peak broadening. If absolute molar-mass values are required, an absolute method (e.g. membrane osmometry for Mn or light scattering for Mw) can be used.

Standard NumberBS ISO 13885-1:2020
TitleGel permeation chromatography (GPC). Tetrahydrofuran (THF) as eluent
Publication Date14 July 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4618, ISO 1513, ISO 15528
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 16014 (all parts), ISO 5725-1
ReplacesBS ISO 13885-1:2008
International RelationshipsISO 13885-1:2020
Draft Superseded By19/30388512 DC
DescriptorsDetermination of content, Molecular weight, Precision, Statistical methods of analysis, Technical data sheets, Graphical methods, Data handling, Chromatography, Polymers, Specimen preparation, Reports, Equations, Paints, Control samples, Calibration, Test equipment, Test specimens, Reproducibility, Organic coatings, Gel chromatography, Chemical analysis and testing, Varnishes, Binding agents
Title in FrenchChromatographie par perméation de gel (GPC) Utilisation de tétrahydrofurane (THF) comme éluant
ISBN978 0 539 03287 1
File Size1.611 MB

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