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In this work the thermal characteristics of cellulose samples with different structure were investigated. The samples were prepared by reacting the cellulose with ethanolic hydroxide solution. Depending on the time of alkaline treatment, the intensity of cellulose transformation differed. Starting from cellulose I structure, with the highest degree of crystallinity, the other samples consisted of mixed structures of cellulose I and II, or were completely transformed to cellulose II structure with the lowest degree of crystallinity. The thermal behaviour of the samples was studied by using a Perkin Elmer TGS-2 and DSC-2 instruments. The kinetic parameters of dehydration and degradation were determined from non-isothermal TG-data (Nitrogen-inert atmosphere and a heating rate of 20 deg/min). The thermal effects of water evolution (heating rate of 80 deg/min) of the cellulose samples were found to depend on the structural characteristics and the crystallinity of the samples. The activation energy and frequency factor were in correlation with the structural changes.

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The technique of heat flow calorimetry was used to study the thermal behaviour of different carbohydrates between 20°C and 270°C. The samples were analyzed by heating in sealed cells. The temperature range in which exothermic reactions, due to thermal decomposition, occurred varied widely depending on the type of carbohydrate investigated. Reaction enthalpies of 44 sugars and polysaccharides are given. Endothermic phenomena, such as fusion or vaporization of crystallized water, were also observed: fusion temperatures and enthalpies of 34 sugars and sugar alcohols are listed. Calorimetric curves showing crystallization of amorphous sucrose, cellobiose and lactose are also presented.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Ramón Piloto Rodríguez, Leonardo Goyos Pérez, Marlen Alfonso, Milagros Duarte, Rinaldo Caro, Jonas Galle, Roger Sierens, and Sebastian Verhelst

tested in this paper will be named as derived FAEE, as ethanol was used in the chemical synthesis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the thermal behavior and oxidative stability of two different species and plantations of

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Katsumi Katoh, Shunsuke Ito, Shuhei Kawaguchi, Eiko Higashi, Katsuyuki Nakano, Yuji Ogata, and Yuji Wada

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In the previous study, it was observed that the stability of nitrocellulose (NC) cannot be determined by thermal analyses such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) at heating rates of 1–10 K/min. This was because the thermal curves of NC samples with different stabilities could not be distinguished from one another. In this study, we explain why such thermal analyses cannot be used to evaluate the thermal stability of NC and identify the conditions under which thermal analyses can be used for this purpose. We investigated the effect of heating rate on the thermal behavior of pure NC and NC stabilized with diphenylamine (DPA) or akarditeII (AKII), which is a conventional stabilizer, by using the heat flux calorimeter (C80). At high heating rates (0.2–0.3 K/min), only single exothermic peak was observed in the thermal curves of both pure NC and NC/DPA and the thermal curve of pure NC was practically similar to that of NC/DPA. At low heating rate (0.02 K/min), two exothermic peaks were observed for both pure NC and NC/DPA. The heat amount of the first peak depended on the partial pressure of O2 in the atmosphere. The first peak in the thermal curve of NC/DPA was slightly suppressed as compared to that of pure NC. These results indicate that the stability of NC probably depends on the first exothermic peak that represents oxidation of NC by atmospheric O2. From this, on the thermal analyses at high heating rates, thermal curves of pure NC and NC/DPA could not be distinguished from one another. This is because the decomposition of NC itself occurs in the second exothermic peak before the oxidation of NC by atmospheric O2 in the first peak, which is attributed to the stability of NC. The results of the thermal analyses under isothermal conditions at 393 K in an O2 atmosphere revealed that the induction period of NC/DPA and NC/AKII was longer than that of pure NC. From these results, it is speculated that the stability of NC can be evaluated by thermal analyses carried out under O2-rich conditions at low heating rates.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Renato Vessecchi Lourenço, Marcelo Kobelnik, Clóvis Augusto Ribeiro, and Fernando L. Fernonani

biocatalyst and sludge material to be processed due in large bacterial activity, allows a greater organic load and higher conversion rates of organic matter into biogas [ 7 ]. In this study, we report on the thermal behavior of the aerobic UASB and

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Marcelo Kobelnik, Douglas Lopes Cassimiro, Diógenes dos Santos Dias, Clóvis Augusto Ribeiro, and Marisa Spirandeli Crespi

. Recently, we evaluated the thermal characterization of jerivá oil, but were not observed the similar thermal behavior like here reported [ 9 ]. Nevertheless, the jerivá oil showed varied fatty acids composition, while the araça oil has predominantly only

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Marisa S. Crespi, Quézia V. Martins, Sonia de Almeida, Hernane S. Barud, Marcelo Kobelnik, and Clóvis A. Ribeiro

]. Here, we studied the first five, since some of them have great economic value and possible use as an energy source, or because of the higher potential for environmental pollution from the large amounts produced. We evaluated the thermal behavior of

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Liang Xue, Feng-Qi Zhao, Xiao-Ling Xing, Zhi-Ming Zhou, Kai Wang, Hong-Xu Gao, Jian-Hua Yi, Si-Yu Xu, and Rong-Zu Hu

, which shows that the thermal behavior of 1,2,3-triazole nitrate can be divided into two stages. The first stage is a melting process. The second stage is an intense exothermic decomposition process. The characteristic temperatures of exothermic

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Eveline De Robertis, Gabriela F. Moreira, Raigna A. Silva, and Carlos A. Achete

for thermal behavior studies, since by the standard method for such determinations the major drawback is the time of analysis. In this work, our intention is verify the thermal behavior of two standard reference materials (SRM) using DSC, such

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Eudes Lorençon, Rodrigo G. Lacerda, Luiz O. Ladeira, Rodrigo R. Resende, André S. Ferlauto, Ulf Schuchardt, and Rochel M. Lago

.e., 10 6 –10 8 . This result again suggests that Au does not have any catalytic effect on the carbon oxidation of SWNT. Conclusions This study presents the thermal behavior of MWNT, SWNT, and CNP samples decorated with Au

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