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Albena Lederer is a scientist in the Analytical Department of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry at IPF Dresden and head of the Polymer Separation Group.

Research activities


Characterization Techniques

Size exclusion chromatography of polymers, SEC 

  • SEC coupled to different detectors: RI, UV, Visco, SLS, DLS, MALDI-TOF MS
  • organic and aqueous
  • high temperature and temperature dependent SEC

Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation, AF4

  • aqueous and organic
  • with UV-Vis, SLS and DLS detection

Gas Chromatography

  • Headspace GC-MS
  • Pyrolysis GC-MS 

Solution viscosity

Elution Fractionation

Static and dynamic light scattering

Complementary methods

  • SANS
  • AFM, SEM
  • Zetapotential determination
  • NMR and FTIR spectroscopy
  • Thermal analysis