C2P2 - Mr Olivier Boyron


CPE Lyon
43 Bd du 11 Nov. 1918
69616 Villeurbanne cedex

  Chemistry, Catalysis, Polymers and Processes (UMR 5265)

Mr Olivier BOYRON   Affiliated to: LCPP Group
Research engineer in polymer characterization

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Contact : olivier.boyron@univ-lyon1.fr
Phone: +33 (0)4 72 43 16 75

Mr Olivier BOYRON CV (.pdf)

Area(s) of Research

Developpement in polymer characterization
~ Polyolefins microstruture characterization
~ Long chain branching
~ Short chain branching
~ Comonomer content


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 or toluen phase system tetradetector (refractometer, UV, viscosimeter and light scattering detector)
DMSO or 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

Current Projects

Polyolefins characterization
Developpement of new methods for measuring the microstructure of polyolefins : molar mass distribution (MMD) and chemical composition distribution (CCD)
- long chain branching determination using viscosimeter detector

- short chain branching determination using CRYSTAF, TREF, 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


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

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