Evolved Gas Analysis: TGA/FTIR

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Interested in detecting and identifying the presence of residual solvents in your formulation? Would you like to determine the thermal decomposition mechanism of your material? Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) directly measures weight change of a material as it is heated over a temperature range in a controlled atmosphere. If observing a weight loss, then it may be accompanied by off-gasses associated with volatilization of solvents or degradation of the material. Coupling the TGA to an FTIR spectrometer where the evolved gases can then be chemically identified will help elucidate information that cannot be derived by TGA alone. Join TA Instruments and Thermo Fisher Scientific as we present a joint webinar demonstrating the benefits of TGA-FTIR.

About the Speakers

James Browne is an analytical chemist with 30 years of experience, the last eight of which have been as an Applications Scientist at TA Instruments. Prior to joining TA, he worked as a research chemist for a leading producer of polyolefins. His responsibilities centered on business support. His areas of expertise include thermal analysis, infrared spectroscopy, infrared microspectroscopy, chromatography, NMR, and microscopy. James holds a B.S degree in chemistry from Drexel University in Philadelphia PA.

Dr. Michael Bradley received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois. His post-doctoral work was at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He taught graduate and undergraduate chemistry for 15 years, prior to becoming a field applications scientist with Thermo Nicolet™ – subsequently Thermo Fisher Scientific™ – in 2002. In 2008, he helped launch the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN™10 FTIR Microscope and Nicolet iS™10 FTIR spectrometer, while also completing his M.B.A. in management. As a Product Manager, he worked intensely developing the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iS50 FT-IR spectrometer, which received an R&D 100 Award in 2012. He is now Senior Manager, Research FTIR Products and Applications covering FT-IR and FT-IR Microscopy while also working to support the Raman Spectroscopy products through applications.