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Free Content Glass Transition and Enthalpy Relaxation of Polyphosphate Compounds

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The glass transition behaviour of polyphosphate compounds such as di- and tri- polyphosphates used as food additives and ATP, ADP existing in biosystems, were investigated by using DSC. From the DSC heating curves of the frozen solutions, the glass transition temperatures of the maximum freeze concentrated solutions, Tg', were determined. It was found that Tg's for polyphosphates are rela tively high. The lyophilized tripolyphosphates, ATP and ADP also showed the glass transition at a relatively high temperature, depending on the moisture content. In addition, the enthalpy relaxation behaviour of glassy ATP and ADP was examined and analyzed by using the Kohlrausch–Williams-Watts (KWW) and the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann (VFT) equations. Judging from the parameters of the KWW and VFT equations, the amorphous states of ATP and ADP were suggested to be more fragile than trehalose and sucrose.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2002

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  • CryoLetters is a bimonthly international journal for low temperature sciences, including cryobiology, cryopreservation or vitrification of cells and tissues, chemical and physical aspects of freezing and drying, and studies involving ecology of cold environments, and cold adaptation

    The journal publishes original research reports, authoritative reviews, technical developments and commissioned book reviews of studies of the effects produced by low temperatures on a wide variety of scientific and technical processes, or those involving low temperature techniques in the investigation of physical, chemical, biological and ecological problems.

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