Analytical Services Overview
TREF is crystallization-based fractionation technique most used in preparative fractionation by chemical composition. The method could be set based on a preliminary TREF analysis of the sample to be fractionated.
In this technique, the sample previously crystallized is eluted following a heating temperature method in steps programmed to obtain the desired fractions.
At each temperature step, part of the crystallized polymer will be dissolved while the rest will remain precipitated. The dissolved polymer will be collected in a bottle and manually filtrated to obtain the fraction corresponding to a specific chemical composition based on the temperature cut. Preparative fractionation by TREF does not provide analytical results, a subsequent analytical TREF is recommended to analyze the fractions.
This method is the most used in fractionation by composition as it is the most predictable process based on preliminary TREF analysis of the sample to be fractionated.
The following are the chemical composition distribution results of the fractions obtained by Preparative Fractionation by TREF
To calculate your cost, please take into account the amount of sample/s to fractionate and the number of fractions to obtain. Also please check the Additional Services offered in case any of them is applicable.
|Fractionation by TREF (Price/Fraction)||1-2 Fractions||>2 Fractions|
|Between 2 and 5 grams||1.060€||949€|
|Between 5 and 10 grams||1.430€||1.282€|
|Between 10 and 20 grams||1.748€||1.567€|
|Subambient (Price / Sample)||188€||188€|
|Carbon Black (Price / Gram)||979€||979€|
|Crystallization 0,1 (Room temperature)||132€||132€|
|Crystallization 0,1 (Subambient)||351€||351€|
|Shipment of the fractions by courier||80€||80€|
|Minimum sample amount||>5 g resulting amount per fraction desired|
The fractionation service is available thanks to the Instruments PREP mc2 and PREP C20, capable of fractionating samples by molecular weight or by composition (TREF or CRYSTAF). Please visit the links below for more information.
The resulting fractions are later analyzed by the corresponding technique (GPC or TREF/CRYSTAF) to check the good performance of the fractionation process. Finally, the physical fractions are sent back to the customer by courier service as well as the analysis results of the fractions, so the customer can check the separation.
Any solvent compatible with viton o'rings and sealings can be used. To fractionate polyolefin samples, the solvents mainly used are TCB and oDCB.
For most of our analyses, you will receive a summary of the results along with an Excel file. However, the type of data and report form depends on the analytical service made. For specifics about the information sent, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To order any analytical service, please fill in the Analytical Service Request Form. Provide all the information available about the samples to be analyzed. Sent forms will be processed as formal orders for Polymer Char records. All the information provided is considered confidential information.
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Samples should be shipped to:
Polymer Characterization S.A.
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Attn.: Analytical Services Department
We highly recommend to use courier service instead of post mail to ensure your samples arrive in good condition.
The standard response time is 3 weeks. This time is approximate and depends on the analysis queue in the laboratory at the time of the order. Polymer Char will inform the customer at the time of the order in case the response time is expected to be longer.
Urgent services (results sent within 10 days from the samples receipt) might be requested with a 50% surcharge. Please consult with Polymer Char the availability of this service and delivery time at the time of the order.
Please refer to our Analytical Services Terms and in the first chapter, you will find the necessary amount for each technique.
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