Formula

Peak

Height

Area

ΔH

(°C)

(mW)

(mJ)

(J/g)

chitosan

62.56

8.49

83.86

53.46

TPP

117.72

12.85

193.75

84.35

Na2SO4

243.54

12.37

198.33

99.16

HSA

50.24

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

plain CS/TPP NPs (N7)

275.05

11.08

209.22

  64.93

HSA-loaded CS/TPP NPs (N8)

286.45

15.86

217.12

94.84

Plain CS/Na2SO4 NPs (N4)

230.38

8.12

120.21

57.71

HSA-loaded CS/Na2SO4 NPs (N3)

220.10

9.56

135.46

64.33

ΔH: Enthalpy of fusion of lyophilized dispersion.
N.A.: Not applicable due to very broad peak.
Table 4: Thermotropic Parameters of polymer, HSA crosslinkers, plain and proteinloaded nanoparticles with regard to Endothermic Peak of Phase Transition.