Journal of thermal analysis

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 1767–1773 | Cite as

DTA identification of polycaprolactone

  • J. Kaloustian
  • A. M. Pauli
  • J. Pastor


Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a new material used in orthopedics. It is characterized by an endothermic melting peak at about 61‡C, an endothermic decomposition peak at about 380‡C and an exothermic peak at about 453‡C. These three observed phenomena and the corresponding thermodynamic data made it easily possible to identify PCL among the other polymers previously examined with Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA).


Polymer Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Thermal Analysis Differential Thermal Analysis 
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Polycaprolacton ist ein neuartiger Kunststoff, der in der OrthopÄdie als Knochenersatz Verwendung findet. Die Charakterisierung und Identifizierung kann durch thermoanalytische Messungen (DTA) auf Grund von endothermen VorgÄngen bei 61 und 380‡C und eines exothermen Vorgangs bei 453‡C erfolgen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kaloustian
    • 1
  • A. M. Pauli
    • 1
  • J. Pastor
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie AnalytiqueFaculté de PharmacieMarseille Cédex 5France

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