Part A Introduction.- Molecular Heterogeneity of Polyolefins.- Analytical Methods for Polyolefins.- Part B Crystallization-Based Fractionation Techniques.- Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation.- Crystallization Analysis Fractionation.- Crystallization Elution Fractionation.- Part C Column-Based Chromatographic Techniques.- Multidetector Size Exclusion Chromatography.- Solvent Gradient Interaction Chromatography.- Temperature Gradient Interaction Chromatography.- Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography.- Part D Field-Flow Fractionation.- Fundamentals.- Application of Field-Flow Fractionation of Polyolefins.- Analysis of Polyolefins by Asymmetric Flow FFF.- Conclusions and Future Trends.
Harald Pasch holds the SASOL Chair of Analytical Polymer Science at the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has great experience in analytical polymer science and polymer separation and fractionation techniques. His research is focused on the development of multidimensional analytical techniques for complex polymers, in particular efficient multi-dimensional coupling of separation methods and hyphenation of separation methods through complementary analytical methodology. Harald Pasch is one of the series editors of the series Springer Laboratory: Manuals in Polymer Science. He has co-authored successful books introducing to HPLC and Multidimensional HPLC of Polymers as well as MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, which were very positively received in the community (cf. DOI 10.1007/s00216-014-7632-z). This latest book by Pasch and Malik now focuses on "Advanced Separation Techniques for Polyolefins".Muhammad Imran Malik has a wide-ranging background in polymer science, including microwave-assisted synthetic strategies and a special focus on characterization and separation techniques for complex polymers. He has worked together with Harald Pasch as a postdoctoral fellow in developing multi-dimensional characterization techniques for polymers. He now holds a position as Assistant Professor at the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at the University of Karachi (Pakistan). His research focuses on Analytical Polymer Science.
"There are no books covering the scope of polyolefin characterization by separation techniques like this one. ... The book will help both beginners and experienced researchers in the characterization of polyolefins. Advanced Separation Techniques for Polyolefins is a monograph that covers all separation technologies applicable to polyolefins. ... The books is a valuable resource to everyone working on polyolefin characterization and provides an exceptional bibliography in the field." (Benjamin Monrabal, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 407, 2015)