Trivalent chromium and aluminum affect the thermostability and conformation of collagen very differently.

Ultrasensitive differential scanning calorimetry (US-DSC) was used to directly measure the thermal transition temperature and energy change of acid soluble collagen in the presence of Cr(3+) and Al(3+) sulfates. The behavior of Cr(3+) was analogous to kosmotropes in the cation Hofmeister series and increased the stability of collagen in dilute solutions… CONTINUE READING