A Closer Look at Calorimetry


Oliver Wrigley (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013010

In this compilation, the authors review the planning of multithermal titration calorimetry experiments using triosephosphate isomerase as a case study with two of its inhibitors, 2PG and PGH, under physiological conditions and osmotic stress.

Following this, the authors revisit classic and disequilibrium calorimetry by presenting and discussing raw data obtained with a thermocouple probe and a beaker filled with water and placed in an ultrasonic cleaning bath. Both calorimetric methods are compared and evaluated.

A combination of temperature-dependent UV spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and circular dichroism techniques are explored for the investigation of their thermodynamic contribution to the incorporation of bulges and mismatches in duplex DNA.
The authors also attempt to expound how to apply electrochemical Peltier heat to investigate the thermodynamics of electrochemical reactions and determine their thermodynamic parameters. A strict definition of electrochemical Peltier is given, and its generation and characteristics as a reversible heat are discussed.

The closing chapter summarizes existing energy expenditure measurement methods, discussing their influencing factors and applicability in different populations. Considering the importance of accurate expenditure in terms of health promoting strategies, this collection provides important insight into the determinants of appropriate energy expenditure estimation.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Closer Look at Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
(Iris N. Serratos, Department of Chemistry, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City, Mexico)

Chapter 2. Calorimetry in Sonochemistry Revisited
(Mario Plattes, Environmental Research and Innovation [ERIN], Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology [LIST], Belvaux, Luxembourg)

Chapter 3. Thermodynamic Contributions for the Inclusion of Bulges and Mismatches in DNA Hairpin Loops
(Ronald Shikiya and Luis A. Marky, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, US)

Chapter 4. The Determination of Thermodynamic Parameters of Electrode Reaction by Electrochemical Peltier Heats
(Zheng Fang, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering College, Central South University, Hunan, China)

Chapter 5. Energy Expenditure Assessment in Nutritional Practice
(Randhall Bruce Carteri and Marceli Feldmann, Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and others)


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