Knowledge of the the kinetic study of chitosan/genipin
allow to know the different effects that time and temperature have on the
cure reaction of the material.
The total enthalpy of reaction,
the glass transition temperature and the partial enthalpies have been determined
using DSC in dynamic mode. Two models, one based on chemical kinetics and
the other accounting for diffusion were used. The incorporation of the diffusion
factor in the second model allowed for the cure kinetics to be predicted the
whole range of conversion.