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Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of Mefenamic Acid Crystals

S. Ramukutty, E. Ramachandran


Single crystals of mefenamic acid were crystallized by gel growth method for the first time in literature. Crystal structure was confirmed using single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Kinetic analysis was made from the isothermal thermogravimetric analysis/differential thermal analysis (TGA/DTA) data using Coats–Redfern (CR) relation. Thermodynamic parameters were also determined. Arrhenius equation for mefenamic acid is k = 0.28 × 109 e–116551/RT mol–1s–1.

Keywords: kinetic analysis, mefenamic acid, thermal analysis

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