Differential Scanning Calorimetry: A Review.
Kodre KV, Attarde SR, Yendhe PR, Patil RY, and Barge VU*
PDEA’s Shankarrao Ursal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research Centre, Kharadi, Pune - 411014, Maharashtra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Barge VU
PDEA’s ShankarraoUrsal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research Centre
Kharadi, Pune - 411014, Maharashtra, India
Tel: +91 9923265133
Received date: 17 April 2014; Accepted date: 28 May 2014
Thermal analysis comprises a group of techniques in which a physical property of a substance is measured to a controlled temperature program. One of the thermal analysis techniques, Differential Scanning Calorimetry is presented in this review. It is a highly sensitive technique to study the thermotropic properties of many different biological macromolecules and extracts. The results given from the Differential Scanning Calorimetry curves depend on the preparation of the sample, and on the instrument sensitivity. Several types of Differential Scanning Calorimetry instruments are described along with their applications. Also an attempt is made to introduce newer hyphenated techniques of Differential Scanning Calorimetry.