DSC: New Developments in Clinical Analysis and Physiochemical Research

  • Bruce Cassel
  • Tsuyoshi Ohnishi


Over the last decade the field of Thermal Analysis has made significant contributions to a surprising number of fields. In the multifaceted field of polymer science, it has provided a universal tool for ascertaining and predicting the effect of preparation and thermal history on the physical properties of polymers. One reason for this is that a great deal of information about the overall structural state of a complex macromolecular system is revealed in the heat capacity. By establishing correlations between thermal phenomena and viscoelastic properties, these properties can be usefully assessed by differential scanning calorimetry (Dsc). Another area where complex systemsof macromolecules are of great interest is that of biochemistry and clinical analysis. The question is to what extent can the heat capacity of a clinically accessible sample give useful diagnostic information.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Heat Capacity Clinical Analysis Denaturation Temperature Sodium Dithionite 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Cassel
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Ohnishi
    • 2
  1. 1.Perkin-Elmer Corp.NorwalkUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of AnesthesiologyHahnemann Medical College and HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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