Water vapour adsorption on DNA

Creative Commons License

Balkose D., Alp B., Ulku S.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, vol.94, no.3, pp.695-698, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


DNA adsorbed very low amount of water at low relative humidities, amount of adsorption increased to 140% at 98% relative humidity at 25A degrees C. Heat of adsorption was 109 kJ mol(-1) H2O for the increase of moisture content from 0 to 1.96%. At higher moisture contents the heat released approached heat of condensation of water vapour on free liquid surface, 40 kJ mol(-1) H2O.