Comparison of the thermodynamic properties of structurally related amphiphilic antidepressants in aqueous solution
The critical concentrations of amitriptyline, desipramine and nortriptyline hydrochlorides in aqueous solution were determined over the temperature range 288–313 K by a method based on deconvolution into Gaussians of the second derivate of the measured specific conductivity data. The mass-action model was used to calculate the thermodynamic quantities: standard free Gibbs energy, standard enthalpy and standard entropy of aggregate formation. The results are discussed in terms of the structure of the drug aggregates.
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