Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Analytical tools

Various advanced analytical techniques are required for detailed characterization of biopolymer materials in dry and in solution state as well as in suspensions. Analytical chemistry is needed throughout the modification and/or manufacturing process of biomaterials. Knowledge on the chemical composition and molar mass of biopolymers is essential and thus we aim to develop new strategies for detailed biopolymer characterization. Besides biopolymers, qualitative and quantitative information is needed for various low-molar-mass compounds varying from degradation products of biopolymers to ionic liquids.
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Key equipment:

  • Renishaw inVia™ Confocal Raman Microscope
  • Bruker NMR Spectrometer AV III 400
  • Xenocs SAXS
  • Netzsch STA 449 F3 Jupiter & QMS 403 Aëolos Quadro
  • Dionex UltiMate HPLC 3000 SEC for cellulose
  • Agilent GPC for lignins
  • Dionex ICS-5000 HPAEC-PAD
  • Agilent 7100 CE
  • Agilent HPLC-QTOF
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