Determination of the maximum gelation temperature in gelatin gels

Tosh, Susan M.; Marangoni, Alejandro G.
May 2004
Applied Physics Letters;5/24/2004, Vol. 84 Issue 21, p4242
Academic Journal
The maximum gelation temperature, Tgel, is widely used to characterize biopolymers that form thermoreversible gels. The Tgel of gelatin was determined using rheological techniques and compared to other methods in common use. The methods developed in this study defined a Tgel for gelatin, which was independent of gelatin concentration, and which corresponded closely to the theta temperature determined by light scattering. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.


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