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Applications of Calorimetry in a Wide Context

Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Microcalorimetry

Edited by Amal Ali Elkordy

University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

Calorimetry, as a technique for thermal analysis, has a wide range of applications which are not only limited to studying the thermal characterisation (e.g. melting temperature, denaturation temperature and enthalpy change) of small and large drug molecules, but are also extended to characterisation of fuel, metals and oils. Differential Scanning Calorimetry is used to study the thermal behaviours of drug molecules and excipients by measuring the differential heat flow needed to maintain the temperature difference between the sample and reference cells equal to zero upon heating at a controlled programmed rate. Microcalorimetry is used to study the thermal transition and folding of biological macromolecules in dilute solutions. Microcalorimetry is applied in formulation and stabilisation of therapeutic proteins. This book presents research from all over the world on the applications of calorimetry on both solid and liquid states of materials.

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Applications of Calorimetry in a Wide ContextDifferential Scanning Calorimetry, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and MicrocalorimetryEdited by Amal Ali Elkordy

Published: January 23rd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2898

ISBN: 978-953-51-0947-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6295-7

Copyright year: 2013

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72987 Total Chapter Downloads

30 Crossref Citations

140 Web of Science Citations

147 Dimensions Citations


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1. Application of Differential Scanning Calorimetry to the Characterization of Biopolymers

By Adriana Gregorova


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2. Thermal Stability of the Nanostructured Powder Mixtures Prepared by Mechanical Alloying

By Safia Alleg, Saida Souilah and Joan Joseph Suñol


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3. Studies on Growth, Crystal Structure and Characterization of Novel Organic Nicotinium Trifluoroacetate Single Crystals

By P.V. Dhanaraj and N.P. Rajesh


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4. Isothermal Titration Calorimetry: Thermodynamic Analysis of the Binding Thermograms of Molecular Recognition Events by Using Equilibrium Models

By Jose C. Martinez, Javier Murciano-Calles, Eva S. Cobos, Manuel Iglesias-Bexiga, Irene Luque and Javier Ruiz-Sanz


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5. Applications of Calorimetric Techniques in the Formation of Protein-Polyelectrolytes Complexes

By Diana Romanini, Mauricio Javier Braia and María Cecilia Porfiri


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6. Insights into the Relative DNA Binding Affinity and Preferred Binding Mode of Homologous Compounds Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)

By Ruel E. McKnight


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7. Thermodynamic Signatures of Macromolecular Complexes ‒ Insights on the Stability and Interactions of Nucleoplasmin, a Nuclear Chaperone

By Stefka G. Taneva, Sonia Bañuelos and María A. Urbaneja


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8. Determination of Folding Reversibility of Lysozyme Crystals Using Microcalorimetry

By Amal A. Elkordy, Robert T. Forbes and Brian W. Barry


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9. Calorimetric Study of Inulin as Cryo- and Lyoprotector of Bovine Plasma Proteins

By Laura T. Rodriguez Furlán, Javier Lecot, Antonio Pérez Padilla, Mercedes E. Campderrós and Noemi E. Zaritzky


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10. Silver Particulate Films on Compatible Softened Polymer Composites

By Pratima Parashar


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11. Liquid-Solid Phase Equilibria of Paraffinic Systems by DSC Measurements

By Luis Alberto Alcazar-Vara and Eduardo Buenrostro-Gonzalez


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12. Thermal Analysis of Phase Transitions and Crystallization in Polymeric Fibers

By W. Steinmann, S. Walter, M. Beckers, G. Seide and T. Gries


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13. Energy Expenditure Measured by Indirect Calorimetry in Obesity

By Eliane Lopes Rosado, Vanessa Chaia Kaippert and Roberta Santiago de Brito


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14. Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of Aged Solid Propellant Based on Ammonium Perchlorate – AP/HTPB Binder

By R. F. B. Gonçalves, J. A. F. F. Rocco and K. Iha


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15. Numerical Solutions for Structural Relaxation of Amorphous Alloys Studied by Activation Energy Spectrum Model

By Kazu-masa Yamada


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16. Thermal Analysis of Sulfur and Selenium Compounds with Multiple Applications, Including Anticancer Drugs

By Daniel Plano, Juan Antonio Palop and Carmen Sanmartín


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17. Calorimetric Determination of Heat Capacity, Entropy and Enthalpy of Mixed Oxides in the System CaO–SrO–Bi2O3–Nb2O5–Ta2O5

By Jindřich Leitner, David Sedmidubský, Květoslav Růžička and Pavel Svoboda


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18. Differential Scanning Calorimetry Studies of Phospholipid Membranes: The Interdigitated Gel Phase

By Eric A. Smith and Phoebe K. Dea


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19. Oxidative Stability of Fats and Oils Measured by Differential Scanning Calorimetry for Food and Industrial Applications

By M.D.A. Saldaña and S.I. Martínez-Monteagudo


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