Title: Thermodynamic Property Values of Selected Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Measured by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Citation: JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY vol. 99 no. 1 p. 245-261
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC50403
ISSN: 1388-6150
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50403
DOI: 10.1007/s10973-009-0440-6
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this study, the use of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is demonstrated as a powerful technique that can provide accurate and precise thermodynamic property values of environmental contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In total, 47 high purity PAH certified reference materials were selected and analysed by DSC. Their onset melting temperature, enthalpy of fusion and eutectic purity were calculated from the obtained melting endotherm. In addition, the entropy of fusion which was calculated from the onset melting temperature and enthalpy of fusion, is presented. All measurements were evaluated in a metrologically, rigorous manner, including measurement uncertainties.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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