The melting process is monitored using a reflection mode. A camera captures the images and when no change occurs anymore, the melting point is reached.
The accuracy of the melting point determined using a heating rate of 0.5 °/min is +/- 0.3 °C for measurements up to 250 °C. For measurements at higher temperatures the accuracy linearly changes from +/- 0.3 °C at 250°C to +/- 0.5 °C at 400 °C.
The boiling point is determined using the “Siwoloboff” method. The light beam illuminates the boiling point tube from the front and the camera records the image. The boiling point of the liquid has been reached when the flow of steam bubbles reaches a frequency of 0.6 Hz [Hertz].
Fats and waxes are complex mixtures of several compounds. The melting point of waxes and fats is determined according to the slip melting point method. This can be done using the M-560 or M-565 Melting Point instrument (see the relevant application note).
The determination according to Pharmacopeia measures the temperature at which the substance is completely melted. The thermodynamic method measures the temperature at which the sample starts to melt. Both melting points, the Pharmacopeia and the thermodynamic melting points, can be accurately determined by the BUCHI M-565.
Yes, the substances are traceable to a primary standard (LGC). All the certificates are included with the calibration and verification set. The calibration of the M-565 is performed using the pharmacopeia mode.
Yes, it is possible with the M-565 using the Melting Point Monitor software.