Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) @ University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy

Institution University College Cork (UCC) School of Pharmacy
County Cork
Technique Category Thermal Analysis
Technique Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)

Basic Capabilities

Measures weight over a temperature range to give a weight loss profile based on solvent evaporation and/or thermal decomposition.

Equipment

Equipment Make Thermal Analysis
Equipment Model Q500

Advantages/Limitations

Advantage of Technique/Equipment Requires very little sample 5-10mg
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Destructive. Requires knowledge of the sample to relate weight loss to desolvation or decompositions

Other Details

Containment Currently not setup to deal with samples that require containment
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price 75 euro per sample per test

Industry Recommendation

Contact

Dr. Abina Crean and Dr Michael Cronin

Contact

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

N/A

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

6 monthly calibration

Accreditation

N/A

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