Description: PSU_RB


Polymer Research Equipment


The Polymer Research Laboratory has state of the art equipment for investigating sustainable processes.  The following list highlights some of the available equipment:


Thermal Analysis Equipment

-          TA Instruments Q20 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) with refrigerated cooling system (RCS)

-          TA Instruments Q500 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)

-          TA Instruments Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) with liquid nitrogen cooling system

Description: DMA TGA DSC


Synthesis Equipment

-          MBraun UniLab Glovebox ( with oxygen sensor for air sensitive chemistry

Description: 422_2231


-          High-pressure polymerization reactors, high pressure Parr reactor (450 mL), hydrogenation reactor

-          Buchi rotor evaporator with programmable vacuum

-          Multiple vacuum lines with diffusion pumps

Description: 422_2224


Chromatography Equipment

-          Gel-Permeation Chromatography (GPC) system equipped with a Wyatt MiniDawn Light Scattering detecter, a Wyatt ViscoStar Viscometer detector and a  Wyatt OptiLab rEX Differential Refractive Index detector

Description: Wyatt GPC


-          Shimadzu High-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) system equipped with an autosampler, dual pumps, UV and Refractive Index detectors

-          HP 5890 Gas Chromatograph with a Flame Ionization Detector and a Thermal Conductivity Detector

Description: 422_2217


Spectroscopy Equipment

-          ThermoFisher iS10 FTIR spectrometer with ATR accessory

-          Shimadzu UV-1650 PC UV/Vis spectrometer

-          Jasco P2000 Polarimeter

Description: FTIR