Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) @ Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Pharmacy

Institution Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Pharmacy
County Dublin
Technique Category Thermal Analysis
Technique Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Basic Capabilities

Conventional method for the measurement of heat flow versus linear temperature scan or during an isothermal temperature programme. Thermal analysis and phase transitions (e.g. melting, crystallisation) in standard mode.


Equipment Make Mettler Toledo
Equipment Model DSC 821 e


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Easy to use. Effective low temperature measurements from -40 degrees C. Results may be combined with TGA.

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Destructive technique. Sample may change during the analysis due to the thermal perturbation. Quantitative experiments require calibration.

Other Details

Containment Samples that require containment can be weighed in glove box and sealed in pans
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student and Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price €50 per one sample

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Anne Marie Healy

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Regular calibration



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