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Review Article

Analytical Methods to Characterize and Purify Polymeric Nanoparticles

Table 3

Summary of the main advantages and disadvantages of calorimetric techniques.

TechniqueUseAdvantagesDisadvantagesReferences

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)Glass transition
Melting temperature
Low amounts of sample
High precision and sensitivity
Requires sample preparation
Requires an appropriate reference
Hunt [36]
Haq [35]
Lu and Li [37]
Sapsford et al. [9]

Thermogravimetry (TGA)Weight lossLow amounts of sample
High precision and sensitivity
Requires sample preparation
Requires an appropriate reference
Berger et al. [38]
Sapsford et al. [9]
Lin et al. [5]

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