Hydrodynamic analysis of macromolecular and colloidal systems by analytical ultracentrifugation and related methods
In the last decades, the studies in the field of macromolecular chemistry resulted in the appearance of numerous different polymeric and colloidal systems, which are capable for the intra and inter molecular complexation. One of the main goals of polymer characterization is to be able to predict certain physical/chemical properties of the macromolecules based on their conformational characteristics. The accuracy of the estimation of the molecular and conformational characteristics increases with the simultaneous study and comparison of the data obtained by different hydrodynamic methods. The main scope of the current thesis is investigation of complex macromolecular and colloidal systems by the methods of molecular hydrodynamics, in particular, analytical ultracentrifugation, intrinsic viscosity and translation diffusion.