Melting point and melting heat are fundamental thermophysical characteristics of pharmaceuticals and DSC can determine them. This example shows measurement of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), which has antipyretic analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.

■Analytical Conditions
Instrument DSC-60
Sample name Aspirin
Sample weight 3.09 mg
Atmospheric gas Nitrogen
Gas flow rate  30 mL/min
[Temperature program]
Heating rate : 5˚C/min  

Thermal Analysis The DSC-60 Plus

The DSC-60 Plus is an indispensable thermal analyzer for materials characterization in R&D and quality control applications in such areas as polymers, pharmaceuticals, electronic parts , foods , etc.