Table 2: Peak temperatures and enthalpy changes in the DSC thermograms collected from alginate, OSA starch, unloaded alginate/OSA starch beads, PenG, and PenG-alginate-OSA starch beads.

SampleTemperature (°C) (J/g)
OnsetPeakEndset

Alginate161.40163.26170.33332.98 52.10
209.59237.36263.35
OSA starch182.65184.31189.55125.03 67.06
Unloaded alginate/OSA starch beads145.57196.08220.65661.07 51.21
Penicillin189.31210.52224.82
224.82226.63250.00226.63
Penicillin/alginate/OSA starch beads80.51