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Olivier BOYRON

Ingénieur de recherche

Responsibilities and expertise

Area(s) of research

Developpement in polymer characterization

~ Polyolefins microstruture characterization

~ Long chain branching

~ Short chain branching

~ Comonomer content



Ph. D., Polymer Characterization - Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon 1 (2021)

Master's degree of Analytical Sciences - Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon 1 (1997)

Bachelors degree of Physical Chemistry - Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon 1 (1995)


Research interests

Size Exclusion Chromatography :

Hight temperature system designed for polyolefins analysis (refractometer, viscosimeter and light scattering detector) THF and toluen phase system tetradetector (refractometer, UV, viscosimeter and light scattering detector) DMSO and DMF phase system (refractometer, UV and light scattering detector)

Thermal Analysis :

DSC - Differential Scanning Calorimetry TGA - Thermogravimetric Analysis DMA - Dynamic Mechanical analysis

Vibrational spectroscopy :

FTIR - transmission, ATR (Attenuated Total Reflection) NIR - near infrared FIR - far infrared UV-Visible spectrophotometric analysis

Chemical composition distribution (polyolefines) :

CRYSTAF - Crystallization Analysis Fractionation TREF - Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation CEF - Crystallization Elution Fractionation TGIC - Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography

Static and dynamic Light Scattering :

Dynamic Light Scattering - Zetasizer NanoZS (particle size and zeta potential) Multiangle light scattering (MALS) Laser light diffraction

Gas Chromatography

Viscometer (IVA – intrinsic viscosity analyzer)



Size Exclusion Chromatography - Crystallisation Analysis Fractionation - Temperature Rising Elution Fractionation - Crystallization Elution Fractionation - Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography - Thermal Analysis - Vibrational Spectroscopy - Static and dynamic Light Scattering - Gas Chromatography


Current projects

Polyolefins characterization

Developpement of new methods for measuring the microstructure of polyolefins : molar mass distribution (MMD) and chemical composition distribution (CCD)

- determination of long chain branching (LGB) using viscosimeter detector

- determination of short chain branching (SCB) using CRYSTAF, TREF, CEF, TGIC, DSC and DSC-SIST

TGA coupling

The combination of TGA with a FTIR or GC-MS allows the online investigation of gaseous products formed during the degradation of the sample

Chemical composition of copolymer using infrared (NIR or MIR) and chemometrics

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy by attenuated total reflection (ATR‐FTIR), combined with the partial least square (PLS) method provides a fast characterization of copolymers' intricate composition

Additional information

Member of the national committee of the CNRS in section 11

Health and safety responsability

Polymer characterization training :




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