Organic SEC (GPC) Columns

Shodex organic SEC (GPC) columns have a history of more than twenty years and have been used numerous customers all over the world. The current series is of an improved type based on the long term experience and the latest technology.
Five types of GPC columns packed with different solvents are available to avoid solvent replacement. Moreover, custom columns packed with other solvents such as quinoline, o-dichlorobenzene, ethyl acetate, tetrachloroethane and dimethylacetamide are available uponyour request.

The following columns are availble as the standard column.

1) In-column solvents

THF KF-800, KF-600, KF-400HQ, LF series
Chloroform K-800 series
DMF KD-800 series
HFIP HFIP-800, HFIP-600 series
Toluene UT-800, HT-800, AT-806MS series

2) Types

Mixed gel columns Mixed gel type columns are packed with mixture of gels which are different in pore size are to have wide linear range in molecular weight calibration curves from oligomers to macromolecules.
The mixed gel columns have “M” at the end of the column name.
Linear type
columns (1)
Linear type columns are specially designed to have wider linear range in molecular weight calibration curves than that of mixed gel columns. Linear type columns are highly recommended for correcting non-linear sections of molecular weight calibration curves of ordinary columns.
It is highly recommended that linear type columns than ordinary type columns or mixed gel columns be used when both of them are available.
The linear type columns have “L” at the end of the column name.
Linear type
columns (2)
Linear type columns with special designed packing material.
Semi-micro GPC Columns Small volume type columns are of 4.6mm ID column. The internal volume of 4.6mm ID column is about one third of 8.0mm ID column.
Smaller particle size enables higher-resolution fractionation. Detection sensitivity is about four times higher than that of standard GPC columns. A single column can substitute for conventional analysis using two or more coupled columns, which shortens analysis time.
Downsized GPC Columns Small volume type columns are of 6.0mm ID column. The internal volume of 6.0mm ID column is about one third of 8.0mm ID column.
With small volume type column, by reducing the flow rate to one third, the same separation as with 8.0m ID columns can be obtained. And, the consumption of eluent will be also one third.
Small volume type columns are good for reducing the consumption of potentially-environmentally-damaging organic solvents.
High Temperature Columns The high temperature columns can be used for the GPC analysis at elevated temperature up to 230 °C.
Solvent-Peak Separation Column Solvent-peak separation columns delay the elution of low-molecular components and can be used to separate a solvent peak or other troublesome peak to realize accurate measurement of molecular weight distribution. The use of the columns with 805L, 806L, 806M and 807L columns is recommended.

Column Specifications

KF-800
K-800
KD-800
· Standard organic solvent SEC (GPC) columns
·Supports a wide range of applications from low to high-molecular-weight compounds

*Please refer to Replacement of In-Column Solvent
*Please refet to Solvent-peak Separation Columns for Organic SEC (GPC)
*The columns with ‘L’ or ‘M’ at the end of the column name are mixed-gel columns capable of a wide molecular weight distribution range of samples.

(Standard Columns)
KF-800 series shipping solvent : Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC KF-801
GPC KF-802
GPC KF-802.5
GPC KF-803
GPC KF-803L
GPC KF-804
GPC KF-804L
GPC KF-805
GPC KF-805L
GPC KF-806
GPC KF-806M
GPC KF-806L
GPC KF-807
GPC KF-807L
GPC KF-G
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 11,000
> 11,000
> 11,000
> 13,000
> 11,000
> 6,000
> 6,000
Guard column
1,500
5,000
20,000
70,000
70,000
400,000
400,000
4,000,000
4,000,000
*(20,000,000)
*(20,000,000)
*(20,000,000)
*(200,000,000)
*(200,000,000)
6
6
6
6
6
7
7
10
10
10
10
10
18
18
8
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
4.6 x 10
GPC KF-800D Solvent-peak separation column
10
8.0 x 100

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Recommended flow rate: 0.5 to 1.0mL/min
Max. usable flow rate: 2.0mL/min
Max. usable pressure: 3.5 MPa
Max. usable temperature: 60deg-C

K-800 series shipping solvent : Chloroform

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC K-801
GPC K-802
GPC K-802.5
GPC K-803
GPC K-803L
GPC K-804
GPC K-804L
GPC K-805
GPC K-805L
GPC K-806
GPC K-806M
GPC K-806L
GPC K-807
GPC K-807L
GPC K-G
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 11,000
> 11,000
> 11,000
> 13,000
> 11,000
> 6,000
> 6,000
Guard column
1,500
5,000
20,000
70,000
70,000
400,000
400,000
4,000,000
4,000,000
*(20,000,000)
*(20,000,000)
*(20,000,000)
*(200,000,000)
*(200,000,000)
6
6
6
6
6
7
7
10
10
10
10
10
18
18
8
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
4.6 x 10
GPC K-800D Solvent-peak separation column
10
8.0 x 100

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Recommended flow rate: 0.5 to 1.0mL/min
Max. usable flow rate: 2.0mL/min
Max. usable pressure: 3.5 MPa
Max. usable temperature: 60deg-C

KD-800 series shipping solvent : Dimethylformamide (DMF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(PEG/PEO)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC KD-801
GPC KD-802
GPC KD-802.5
GPC KD-803
GPC KD-804
GPC KD-805
GPC KD-806
GPC KD-806M
GPC KD-807
GPC KD-G
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 11,000
> 11,000
> 13,000
> 6,000
Guard column
2,500
5,000
20,000
70,000
400,000
4,000,000
*(20,000,000)
*(20,000,000)
*(200,000,000)
6
6
6
6
7
10
10
10
18
8
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
4.6 x 10

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Recommended flow rate: 0.5 to 1.0mL/min
Max. usable flow rate: 1.5mL/min
Max. usable pressure: 3.5 MPa
Max. usable temperature: 60deg-C

KF-400HQ · About 1.5-times better separation performance than standard columns, with higher resolution
· About 4-times better sensitivity than that of standard columns, supporting high sensitivity analysis
· the amount od solvent used is reduced to about a third
· Improved applicability of solvent repracement

*Please refer to Replacement of In-Column Solvent
*The columns with ‘L’ at the end of the column name are mixed-gel columns capable of a wide molecular weight distribution range of samples.
*Use of the KF-400HQ series with semi-micro type devices is recommended.

(High performance semi-micro columns)
KF-400HQ series shipping solvent : Tetrahydrofulan (THF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
F6028111
F6028112
F6028114
F6028116
F6028118
F6028119
F6028122
F6700300
GPC KF-401HQ
GPC KF-402HQ
GPC KF-402.5HQ
GPC KF-403HQ
GPC KF-404HQ
GPC KF-405LHQ
GPC KF-406LHQ
GPC KF-G
> 25,000
> 25,000
> 25,000
> 25,000
> 25,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
Guard column
1,500
5,000
20,000
70,000
400,000
4,000,000
*(20,000,000)
3
3
3
3
3
10
10
8
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 250
4.6 x 10

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Max. usable pressure: (KF-401HQ to KF-404HQ) 7MPa, (KF-405LHQ, KF-406L) 0.5MPa
Recommended flow rate: 0.2 to 0.3mL/min
Max. usable flow rate: 0.5mL/min
Max. usable temperature: 45deg-C

KF-600 · Approxymately half of the analysis time required standard columns
· The amount of solvent used is reduced to abaout a third
· Improved applicability of solvent replacement

Please refer to Replacement of In-Column Solvent
*The columns with ‘M’ at the end of the column name are mixed-gel columns capable of a wide molecular weight distribution range of samples.
*Use of the KF-600 series with semi-micro type devices is recommended.

(Rapid analysis downsized columns)
KF-600 series shipping solvent : Tetrahydrofulan (THF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
F6028091
F6028092
F6028093
F6028094
F6028095
F6028096
F6028097
F6028098
F6028099
F6700300
GPC KF-601
GPC KF-602
GPC KF-602.5
GPC KF-603
GPC KF-604
GPC KF-605
GPC KF-606
GPC KF-606M
GPC KF-607
GPC KF-G
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 17,000
> 16,000
> 7,000
> 7,000
> 8,000
> 5,000
Guard column
1,500
5,000
20,000
70,000
400,000
4,000,000
*(20,000,000)
*(20,000,000)
*(200,000,000)
3
3
3
3
3
10
10
10
18
8
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
4.6 x 10

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Max. usable pressure: (KF-601 to KF-604) 6.0MPa, (KF-605 to KF-607) 0.6MPa
Recommended flow rate: 0.4 to 0.6mL/min
Max. usable flow rate: 0.8mL/min
Max. usable temperature: 45deg-C
Figures in parentheses are estimated values.

LF · Employs a special packing materials with a wide pore size distribution (multi pore type)
· Enables analysis over a broad range of molecular weights (100 to2 million)
· Highly linear calibration curve without infection points
· Molecular weight distribution can be determined with high precision
· Column for rapid analysis (LF-604) and columns for high performance analysis (LF-404) enabling reduction in solvent use are also available

Please refer to Replacement of In-Column Solvent
*Use of the LF-604 and the LF-404 with semi-micro type devices is recommended.

(Standard column) shipping solvent : Tetrahydrofulan (THF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC LF-804
GPC LF-G
> 17,000
Guard column
2,000,000
6
6
8.0 x 300
4.6 x 10
Product
name
Max. usable
pressure(MPa)
Recommended
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
temp. (deg-C)
LF-804
LF-G
3.5
1.0
2.0
20 to 60
20 to 60

(Rapid analysis downsized column) shipping solvent : Tetrahydrofulan (THF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC LF-604
GPC LF-G
> 9,000
Guard column
2,000,000
6
6
6.0 x 150
4.6 x 10
Product
name
Max. usable
pressure(MPa)
Recommended
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
temp. (deg-C)
LF-604
LF-G
3.5
0.5
1.0
20 to 60
20 to 60

(High-perfomance semi-micro column) shipping solvent : Tetrahydrofulan (THF)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC LF-404
GPC LF-G
> 14,000
Guard column
2,000,000
6
6
4.0 x 250
4.6 x 10
Product
name
Max. usable
pressure(MPa)
Recommended
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
temp. (deg-C)
LF-404
LF-G
3.5
0.3
0.6
20 to 60
20 to 60
HFIP-800 · Columns exclusively for use with hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP)
HFIP-600 · Rapid analysis, solvent-saving type

*The columns with ‘M’ at the end of the column name are mixed-gel columns capable of a wide molecular weight distribution range of samples.

(Standard Columns)
HFIP-800 series shipping solvent : Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion range
(PMMA)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
F6028530
F6028540
F6028550
F6028560
F6028590
F6028570
F6700500
GPC HFIP-803
GPC HFIP-804
GPC HFIP-805
GPC HFIP-806
GPC HFIP-806M
GPC HFIP-807
GPC HFIP-LG
> 12,000
> 12,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
> 4,000
Guard column
30,000
100,000
1,000,000
*(10,000,000)
*(10,000,000)
*(100,000,000)
10
7
10
10
10
18
15
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 50

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Max. usable pressure: 4.0 MPa
Recommended flow rate: 0.5 to 1.0mL/min
Max. usable flow rate: 1.5mL/min
Max. usable temperature: 50deg-C

(Rapid analysis downsized columns)
HFIP-600 series shipping solvent : Hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Exclusion range
(PMMA)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
F6021030
F6021040
F6021050
F6021060
F6021080
F6021070
F6700511
GPC HFIP-603
GPC HFIP-604
GPC HFIP-605
GPC HFIP-606
GPC HFIP-606M
GPC HFIP-607
GPC HFIP-G
> 12,000
> 12,000
> 5,000
> 5,000
> 6,000
> 3,000
Guard column
30,000
100,000
1,000,000
*(10,000,000)
*(10,000,000)
*(100,000,000)
3
3
10
10
10
18
8
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
6.0 x 150
4.6 x 10

*( ): Estimated value
For all products
Max. usable pressure: 6.0MPa (HFIP-603, 604), 1.0MPa (HFIP-605 to 607)
Max. usable flow rate: 0.3mL/min (HFIP-603 to 604), 0.6mL/min (HFIP-605 to 607)
Max. usable temperature: 50deg-C

Organic SEC (GPC) Columns: High Temperature / Ultra High Temperature Analysis

 

HT-800 · Varied product line up to support a wide range of molecukar weights
UT-800 · Dedicated to SEC analysis at high/ultra high temperatures with a maximum usable temperature of 210 deg-C
· Suitable for the analysis of supermolecule-containing samples

*The columns with ‘M’ at the end of the column name are mixed-gel columns capable of a wide molecular weight distribution range of samples.

(Standard Columns)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
*Exclusion limit
(Polystyrene)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
GPC HT-803
GPC HT-804
GPC HT-805
GPC HT-806
GPC HT-806M
GPC HT-807
GPC HT-G
> 7,000
> 7,000
> 7,000
> 7,000
> 7,000
> 4,000
Guard column
70,000
400,000
4,000,000
**(20,000,000)
**(20,000,000)
**(200,000,000)
13
13
13
13
13
18
13
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 50
GPC UT-802.5
GPC UT-806M
GPC UT-807
GPC UT-G
> 4,400
> 4,400
> 3,300
Guard column
20,000
**(20,000,000)
**(200,000,000)
30
30
30
30
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 300
8.0 x 50
GPC AT-806MS
GPC AT-G
> 6,000
Guard column
**(20,000,000)
12
15
8.0 x 250
8.0 x 50
Product
name
Max. usable
pressure(MPa)
Recommended
flow rate(mL/min)
Max. usable
flow rate(mL/min)
Usable temp.
range (deg-C)
Shipping
solvent
HT-803
HT-804
HT-805
HT-806
HT-806M
HT-807
HT-G
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
0.5 to 1.0
0.5 to 1.0
0.5 to 1.0
0.5 to 1.0
0.5 to 1.0
0.5 to 1.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
100 to 150
100 to 150
100 to 150
100 to 150
100 to 150
100 to 150
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
UT-802.5
UT-806M
UT-807
UT-G
1.0
1.0
1.0
0.3 to 1.0
0.3 to 1.0
0.3 to 1.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
100 to 210
100 to 210
100 to 210
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
Toluene
AT-806MS
AT-G
2.0
0.5 to 1.0
1.5
RT to 150
Toluene
Toluene

*: Exclusionlimit was measured with THF
** ( ): Estimated value

KF-800D
K-800D
· Shifting the elution of monomers, polymer additives and solvent peak in low-molecular-weight region
· Reduces interferences to calculate the molecular weight distribution of polymers or oligomers
·Use this type of column in combination with a linear column

Use this type of column in combination with a linear column.

Product code
Product name Column combination Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
Shipping
solvent
GPC KF-800D
KF-805L ,KF-806L, KF-806M, KF-807L
10 8.0 x 100
THF
GPC K-800D
K-805L, K-806L, K-806M, K-807L
10 8.0 x 100
Chloroform
(Preparative columns)(Remark)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
Standard
column
GPC K-2001
GPC K-2002
GPC K-2002.5
GPC K-2003
GPC K-2004
GPC K-2005
GPC K-2006
GPC K-2006M
GPC K-LG
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 14,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
Guard column
6
6
6
6
7
10
10
10
15
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
8.0 x 50
K-801
K-802
K-802.5
K-803
K-804
K-805
K-806
K-806M
Guard column
GPC KF-2001
GPC KF-2002
GPC KF-2002.5
GPC KF-2003
GPC KF-2004
GPC KF-2005
GPC KF-2006
GPC KF-2006M
GPC KF-LG
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 18,000
> 14,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
> 10,000
Guard column
6
6
6
6
7
10
10
10
15
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
20.0 x 300
8.0 x 50
KF-801
KF-802
KF-802.5
KF-803
KF-804
KF-805
KF-806
KF-806M
Guard column

Exclusion limits are as same as those of corresponding standard columns.
For all producs
Max. usable flow rate: 4.5mL/min
Max. usable pressure: 2.0MPa
Max. usable temperature: 60deg-C

(Preparative columns (Special order))(Remark)

Product code Product name Plate number
(TPN/column)
Particle size
(micron)
Size(mm)
ID x Length
Standard
column
GPC H-2001
GPC H-2002
GPC H-2002.5
GPC H-2003
GPC H2004
GPC H-2005
GPC H-2006
GPC