Good day, Mr. Seitz. I'm excited to discover more about you, your research, and your experiences with the JAI instrument.
Mr. Seitz, what will you be doing with the LaboACE LC 7080?
Because different nano ring sizes have little polarity difference, they must be separated by the size difference. Furthermore, various large oligomers can be separated and studied, allowing us to better understand the impact of polymerisation and the molecular size at which new properties emerge.
What is the research or research group's goal?
One of our group's goals is to synthesize and study conjugated nanotires and their potential applications in organic functional materials. The group's other research interests include organic batteries, photoredox catalysis, and triboelectricity.
Where do your biggest challenges lie when you think about the path to achieving these goals?
Quite clearly in the demanding synthesis and cleaning of these high-stress systems.
What other tasks is the tool used for? Is it also used by other groups?
Aside from separating different ring sizes, the tool is also used to purify compounds that are not or only very difficult to purify using traditional column chromatography. Use by other groups is not currently planned.
Why did you choose the LaboACE LC 7080 Plus from JAI and what was particularly important to you?
We chose the JAI instrument because other groups have used it in our fieldwork around the world and have consistently reported very positive results. In addition, compatibility with many solvents is crucial.
How difficult was the site preparation and how did the installation go?
There were no difficulties at all, as the unit is very compact, and the installation was very easy and smooth.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about buying a recycling preparation HPLC instrument?
Regarding an HPLC I could not give any tips, but for GPC I would recommend the instrument from JAI, due to the arguments just mentioned.
Do you have any final thoughts you would like to share?
I thank you for the trouble-free cooperation and hope that the device runs as hoped.
I remain with kind regards,