Equipments

The Polymer Chemistry team (ECP) has a wide range of equipment dedicated to the synthesis, sample preparation and characterization of macromolecules. See the sections below for more details:

Physico-chemical
analyses service

The physico-chemical analyses technical service consists of 2 groups of characterization equipment :

  • 6 instruments for separative analysis (5 SEC and 1 CE)
  • 5 instruments for thermal analysis (1 TGA, 1DSC, 1 nanoDSC and 2 ITC)

Other physico-chemical analysis equipment

3 other types of physico-chemical characterization equipment are also available at ECP:

  • Particle size measurement by dynamic light scattering (DLS)
  • pH-meter
  • Falling ball viscosimeter

Spectroscopy tools

The group has 3 routine spectroscopic instruments:

  • Fluorescence/Emission
  • Infrared
  • Circular dichroism

Microscopy

ECP is equipped with a polarized light microscope

Polymer Synthesis

  • Glovebox
  • Microwave
  • Mini-extruder
  • Photoreactor
  • Flash chromatography

Sample preparation

The lab has instruments:Various equipment dedicated to synthesis and purification are also available :

  • Centrifuge
  • Agitation table
  • Spin-coater
  • Injection moulding

Other laboratory equipment

  • Solvent dispenser
  • Karl Fisher
  • Cryothermostat
  • Cryogenic grinder
  • Ice machine