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The thermal behaviour of human stratum corneum (SC) with various hydration levels was studied using differential thermal analysis DSC within the temperature range of –130 to 120°C. SC containing 20% water, resembling the intact condition, shows thermal transitions at around –20°C (representing water in skin), –10, 40, 70°C (representing skin lipids), 85°C (representing protein-associated lipids) and 100°C (representing skin protein). Dehydration of SC causes the transitions at –20 and 100°C to be invisible. Lipid extraction followed by dehydration eliminates all transitions. Further hydration produces a transition of water at around 0°C with a huge change in enthalpy. The perturbation effects of penetration enhancers fatty acids (FA) and propylene glycol (PG) were studied using DTA on SC after pretreatment with PG alone and FA/PG. The application of PG alone shifted the transitions at 70 and 85°C to lower temperatures. Additionally, the application to dehydrated stratum corneum removes the transitions at –10°C. Saturated fatty acids, e.g. nonanoic and decanoic acids, exert barely noticeable effects on the thermal behaviour of SC suggesting that they easily mix with the skin lipids. Thermal analysis also revealed that the cis-9- and 13-isomers of octadecenoic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids) form a separate domain containing mostly the pure fatty acids within the SC lipids and suppress the lipid transitions at 70/80°C. Polyunsaturated fatty acids linoleic and -linolenic acids — form separate domains but do not completely suppress the SC lipid transitions at 70/80°C as monounsaturated acids do. This study suggests different ways of perturbation by various fatty acids.

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simultaneous thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG–DTA) systems. The experiments were carried out with ~10 mg, crude oil-limestone sample (15 wt% crude oil in the mixture) at 10 °C/min heating rate. Air flow rate through the sample pan was kept

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: S. Wacharine, D. Hellali, H. Zamali, J. Rogez, and M. Jemal

and differential thermal analysis technique. The device was already described in details in previous works [ 38 , 39 , 53 ]. It consists of an Adamel-Lhomargyam furnace connected to a Setaram PRT 540 C regulator-programmer of temperature, that allows

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Simone Pereira da Silva Ribeiro, Luciana Rocha de Moura Estevão, Csaba Novák, and Regina Sandra Veiga Nascimento

interplanar distance on the synergistic effect with an intumescent formulation is evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA), in addition to heating microscopy. Although the aforementioned techniques are not designed

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: George G. G. de Oliveira, Humberto G. Ferraz, Patrícia Severino, and Eliana B. Souto

]. The aim of this article was to analyse the phase transition and dehydration processes of nevirapine using DSC and thermogravimetry differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA). Materials and methods Nevirapine was provided by the

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. W. (1970): Theory. -in: MacKenzie, R. C. (Ed) Differential thermal analysis. (Vol. I) . Academic Press, London-New York, pp. 59-62. Differential thermal analysis. (Vol. I) 59

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Ronaldo S. Nunes, Gilbert Bannach, José M. Luiz, Flávio J. Caires, Claudio T. Carvalho, and Massao Ionashiro

Th(IV) and Al(III), with EDTA [ 2 , 3 ]. The works reported the synthesis and characterization of the compounds by means of thermogravimetry (TG), derivative thermogravimetry (DTG), differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray powder

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reported to show that there is a reduction in Ca(OH) 2 content [ 14 ]. Little is known however, in terms of the effect thereafter and that no full investigation of the system have been found using both thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Alexandre Berche, Pierre Benigni, Jacques Rogez, and Marie-Christine Record

] XRD 573–817 0.010–0.094 Joseph and Gschneider [ 7 ] Differential thermal analysis on heating and cooling (2.5, 5, and 10 K

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: S. Gopinath, S. Barathan, and R. Rajasekaran

The thermogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) of UTNC were carried out. A powder sample of 4 mg was used for the analysis in the temperature range of 30–800 °C with a heating rate of 20 °C/min in the nitrogen atmosphere. The

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