Interaction of Human-Like Collagen with Copper (II): Effect on Thermal Characteristics
This work describes the aqueous-solution technique preparation and characterization of the complex between human-like collagen and copper (II). Pure human-like collagen and the copper complex were characterized by thermo gravimetric (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis. The TG curves and DSC data reveal the significant thermal differences between pure protein and the copper complex, demonstrating the formation of a new chemical compound, which is different from the free HLC and with more stable thermodynamic properties.
Y. Y. Yu "Interaction of Human-Like Collagen with Copper (II): Effect on Thermal Characteristics", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 721, pp. 625-628, 2013