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The 5,7-dichloro, 5,7-dibromo, 5,7-diiodo and 5,6-dinitro derivatives of oxine (ligandsL 1,−L 4) were used to prepare uranyl chelates (A 1A 4). Thermal analysis (DTA) and mass spectroscopic studies were performed. The stoichiometries of the chelates were determined by elemental analysis, molecular weight determination applying an α-spectroscopic liquid scintillation counter and mass spectral measurements. The uranyl∶ligand ratios were found to be 1∶1 for A1, 1∶3 for A2, 1∶2 (monohydrate) for A3, and 1∶2 forA 4. The correlation between the thermal analysis and mass spectra was examined. The activation energy required for each step of thermal degradation of the ligands and chelates was calculated. The natures of most of the molecular ions obtained in the mass spectra were also explained.

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Thermal analysis was first used to investigate the pattern of dissociation of hydrated ordinary Portland cement. Portlandite (Ca(OH)2) decomposes at about 500C. This was confirmed by kinetic calculations. Thermal analysis was then performed to establish the effect of varying the cement content on the percent mass loss associated with the decomposition of Ca(OH)2 in cement mortar cured for 28 days. An increasing relation was obtained. Standard concrete cubes were then prepared with cement contents ranging from 200 to 450 kg m-3. The loss in mass on heating, up to 750C, of concrete samples cured for 28 days was then related to the cement content in concrete. The relation obtained was tested for concrete cubes of known cement content and found to be in better agreement than the results obtained by conventional chemical analysis. This method can be used for an approximate determination of the cement content in concrete.

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Results of our research on synthesis and characterization of complexes with acylhydrazone derivatives are described in this review paper. Structural characterization of newly synthesized complexes by thermal analysis (TG, DTA, DSC) is particularly emphasized in this paper. Thermal analysis enabled us to study not only structural changes of substances during thermal treatment, but also the mode of coordination and degree of deprotonation of acylhydrazones, as well as geometry of the coordination sphere of complexes, the structure of which had not been determined by X-ray analysis. Topics in this paper are as follows: complexes of dioxomolybdenum(VI) with tridentate hydrazones, usnic acid derivatives and their Cu(II) complexes, as well as transition metal complexes with 2,6-diacetylpyridine bis(hydrazones).

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The peak temperature (T p) and different temperature (ΔT) are the basic information in the differential thermal analysis (DTA). Considering the kinetic relation and the heat equilibrium in DTA, a correctional differential kinetic equation (containing T p and ΔT parameter) is proposed. In the dehydration reaction of CaC2O4·H2O, the activation energy calculated from the new equation showed some smaller than that from Kissinger equation, but some bigger than that from Piloyan equation.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: Cheila G. Mothé, Michelle G. Mothé, Alan T. Riga, and Kenneth S. Alexander

as a predictive model for human skin behavior. The present study focuses on evaluation of the attributes of some shedded snake skins in comparison with human skin by thermal analysis. Experimental Samples

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Inverse numerical techniques have been applied in a range of different thermal studies in the past. These techniques require measurements of boundary conditions and temperatures at known position within the sample in order to determine thermal properties of the material of interest. Typically, they have been applied to highly specific applications and designs. In the current work the authors have designed a novel instrument in order to measure apparent specific heats of a range of different materials during continuous heating. Measurements of surface heat flux, surface and centre temperatures of the sample were obtained under controlled heating for temperatures of up to 1000°C. Measured data was used to quantify specific and latent heats by employing inverse numerical modelling technique. The instrument was calibrated with calorimetric calibration materials and results were compared with the literature values. The average experimental error was estimated to be approximately 0.9% for the reaction peak temperatures and 1.7% for the latent heats. Detailed experimental and calculation procedures as well as measured results of specific heat and enthalpy for a number of materials are presented here.

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The present work reports studies of the thermal behaviour of some anti-hypertensive drugs. Their purities were determined by DSC and specialized pharmacopeial methods. The activation energy values suggest the following sequence of satability: nifedipine>propanolol hydrochloride>captoril. Analysis of the DSC data indicated that the degrees of purity of nifedipine, captopril and propanolol hydrochloride were similar to those found by pharmacopeial methods BP 93 and USP 23. The simplicity, speed and low operational costs of thermal analysis justify its application in the quality control of pharmaceutical drugs.

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Thermal analysis of phenylethynyl end-capped imide oligomer AFR-PEPA-4 was performed to characterize cure reaction, thermal stabilities and semicrystalline behavior of AFR-PEPA-4 oligomer and its cured polyimide. Cured AFR-PEPA-4 polyimide showed high T gs up to 418C. Both AFR-PEPA-4 oligomer and polyimide exhibit excellent thermal stabilities comparable to PETI-5 polyimides. AFR-PEPA-4 imide oligomer has a T m of 330C and exhibits spherulite crystalline morphology in the film. The crystallinity in AFR-PEPA-4 films could not be regenerated under any annealing conditions after the initial melt.

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Activated carbons (AC), particularly those containing sulphur, are effective adsorbents for mercury (Hg) vapour at elevated temperatures. Activated carbon-based technologies are expected to become a major part of the strategy for controlling mercury emission from coal-fired power plants. Understanding the mechanism of mercury adsorption on sulphur impregnated activated carbons (SIAC) is essential to optimizing activated carbons for better mercury removal efficiency and to developing technologies for the handling of the spent AC. In this work thermal analysis before and after mercury uptake was carried out for the SIAC prepared under various conditions from oil-sand petroleum coke using a simultaneous differential thermal analyzer. Samples were heated at 20°C min−1 under nitrogen in the temperature range from ambient to 1000°C. The DSC curves suggest both endothermic and exothermic changes during heating. The endothermic processes were attributed to evaporation of moisture and other volatile components. The exothermic processes existed in a wide temperature range of 150–850°C likely due to the oxidation reactions between carbon and adsorbed oxygen, oxygen-containing surface groups. The enthalpies of liquid mercury interaction with SIAC at different Hg/AC mass ratio were also measured at 30, 40 and 50°C using a differential scanning calorimeter. The combination of thermal analysis and calorimetry techniques enabled confirmation that the interaction of mercury with SIAC involves both physical and chemical processes.

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Thermal analysis is widely used in combustion research for both fundamental and practical investigations. Efficient combustion of coals in cement industry is very important and necessary. In this research, the effects of three coal-burning additives on burning behaviour of bituminous coal and anthracite were studied with the help of thermogravimetry (TG) and differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) analysis. The kinetic study was carried out and the results were presented. The results showed that the coal-burning additives especially LSZ can reduce the ignition temperature, increase the ignition index D i, combustion ending index D f and affect the activation energy of the coal samples studied. The coal-burning additives especially LSZ can improve coal combustion effectiveness.

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