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Table 2 Evaluation of the gel’s retention power based on TGA results

From: A new bio-based organogel for the removal of wax coating from indoor bronze surfaces

Sample Solvent fraction [%wt] DMC in solvent mixture XDMC [%wt] TGA weight loss WLTGA
[%wt]
bDMC
[%wt]
Gel PHB-DMC/BD(3:1) 90.9 78.9 67.3a 15
Gel PHB-DMC/BD(1:1) 90.5 55.5 38.2a 31
DMC/BD(3:1) 100 78.9 72.3 8
DMC/BD(1:1) 100 55.5 51.7 7
  1. aEvaluated discarding polymer fraction of the gel
  2. bEvaluated as \(\Delta_{DMC} = 100*\frac{{\left( {X_{DMC} - WL_{TGA} } \right)}}{{X_{DMC} }}\)