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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091783/lifetime-based-oxygen-sensing-properties-of-palladium-ii-and-platinum-ii-meso-tetrakis-4-phenylethynyl-phenylporphyrin
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Emel Önal, Stephan Saß, Jeanne Hurpin, Kadriye Ertekin, Sevinc Zehra Topal, Michael U Kumke, Catherine Hirel
High oxygen permeable [poly(TMSP)] nanofibers incorporating porphyrin macrocycle as luminescence indicators were prepared by electrospinning technique. The porphyrins involves were modified by i) introducing phenylacetylide substituents on the para position of the phenyl moieties and ii) varying the metal centers [Pt(II) or Pd(II)] of the meso-tetrakisphenylporphyrins. A set of nanofibers; (Pt-TPP)NF, (Pd-TPP)NF, (Pt-TPA)NF and (Pd-TPA)NF were obtained to study their structure-activity relationship toward oxygen...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088117/adsorption-of-phosphate-from-aqueous-solution-using-iron-zirconium-modified-activated-carbon-nanofiber-performance-and-mechanism
#2
Weiping Xiong, Jing Tong, Zhaohui Yang, Guangming Zeng, Yaoyu Zhou, Dongbo Wang, Peipei Song, Rui Xu, Chen Zhang, Min Cheng
Phosphate (P) removal is significant for the prevention of eutrophication in natural waters. In this paper, a novel adsorbent for the removal of P from aqueous solution was synthesized by loading zirconium oxide and iron oxide onto activated carbon nanofiber (ACF-ZrFe) simultaneously. The adsorbent was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results showed that P adsorption was highly pH dependent and the optimum pH was found to be 4...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087448/fabrication-and-characterization-of-electrospun-cellulose-nano-hydroxyapatite-nanofibers-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#3
Chenghong Ao, Yan Niu, Ximu Zhang, Xu He, Wei Zhang, Canhui Lu
Nanofibrous scaffolds from cotton cellulose and nano-hydroxyapatite (nano-HA) were electrospun for bone tissue engineering. The solution properties of cellulose/nano-HA spinning dopes and their associated electrospinnability were characterized. Morphological, thermal and mechanical properties of the electrospun cellulose/nano-HA nanocomposite nanofibers (ECHNN) were measured and the biocompatibility of ECHNN with human dental follicle cells (HDFCs) was evaluated. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images indicated that the average diameter of ECHNN increased with a higher nano-HA loading and the fiber diameter distributions were well within the range of natural ECM (extra cellular matrix) fibers (50-500nm)...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079980/induction-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-differentiation-in-the-absence-of-soluble-inducer-for-cutaneous-wound-regeneration-by-a-chitin-nanofibers-based-hydrogel
#4
Kangquan Shou, Yao Huang, Baiwen Qi, Xiang Hu, Zhanjun Ma, Ang Lu, Chao Jian, Lina Zhang, Aixi Yu
Transplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has been considered as a promising strategy for wound healing. However, poor viability of engrafted BMSCs and limited capabilities of differentiation into the desired cell types in wounds often hinder their application. Few studies report the induction of BMSCs differentiation into the skin regeneration related cell types using natural biopolymer, e.g., chitin and its derivative. Here we utilized a chitin nanofibers(CNFs) hydrogel as a directive cue to induce BMSCs differentiation for enhancing cutaneous wound regeneration in the absence of cell-differentiating factors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078887/electrospun-regenerated-cellulose-nanofiber-membranes-surface-grafted-with-water-insoluble-poly-hema-or-water-soluble-poly-aas-chains-via-the-atrp-method-for-ultrafiltration-of-water
#5
Zhao Wang, Caitlin Crandall, Vicki L Prautzsch, Rajesh Sahadevan, Todd J Menkhaus, Hao Fong
Electrospun nanofiber membranes (ENMs) have demonstrated promising applications for water purification primarily due to high water flux and low degree of fouling. However, the equivalent/apparent pore sizes of as-electrospun ENMs are in microns/sub-microns; therefore, the ENMs can only be directly utilized for microfiltration applications. To make regenerated cellulose (RC) ENMs for ultrafiltration applications, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) was studied to graft polymer chains onto the surface of RC nanofibers; in specific, the monomers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) and sodium acrylate (AAS) were selected for surface-grafting water-insoluble and water-soluble polymer chains onto RC nanofibers, respectively...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077051/facile-preparation-of-antibacterial-highly-elastic-silvered-polyurethane-nanofiber-fabrics-using-silver-carbamate-and-their-dermal-wound-healing-properties
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Suk-Min Hong, Jong-Wan Kim, Jonathan C Knowles, Myoung-Seon Gong
In this study, polycarbonate diol/isosorbide-based antibacterial polyurethane nanofiber fabrics containing Ag nanoparticles were prepared by electrospinning process. Bio-based highly elastic polyurethane was prepared from hexamethylene diisocyanate and isosorbide/polycarbonate diol (8/2) by a simple one-shot bulk polymerization. Ag nanoparticles were formed using simple thermal reduction of silver 2-ethylhexylcarbamate at 120℃. The structural and morphological properties of polyurethane/Ag nanofibers were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076994/adapted-dexamethasone-delivery-polyethylene-oxide-and-poly-%C3%A9-caprolactone-construct-promote-mesenchymal-stem-cells-chondrogenesis
#7
Armaghan Ghiaee, Faeze Pournaqi, Saeid Vakilian, Abdolah Mohammadi-Sangcheshmeh, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi
Issues associated with tissue transplantation and shortage of donors has always been a concern, whereas tissue engineering has provided the hopeful opportunities. The aim of this study was to investigate the chondrogenic differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the presence of embedded Dexamethasone into electrospun Poly(ethyleneoxide) nanofibers composited with Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) nanofibers. Electrospun-fabricated scaffolds were characterized by SEM, tensile, contact angle, release profile, MTT assay, and chonderogenic differentiation of stem cells...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075559/one-component-supramolecular-filament-hydrogels-as-theranostic-label-free-magnetic-resonance-imaging-agents
#8
Lye Lin Lock, Yuguo Li, Xinpei Mao, Hanwei Chen, Verena Staedtke, Renyuan Bai, Wang Ma, Ran Lin, Yi Li, Guanshu Liu, Honggang Cui
Gadolinium (Gd)-based compounds and materials are the most commonly used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents in the clinic; however, safety concerns associated with their toxicities in the free ionic form have promoted the development of new generations of metal-free contrast agents. Here we report a supramolecular strategy to convert an FDA-approved anticancer drug, Pemetrexed (Pem), to a molecular hydrogelator with inherent chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI signals. The rationally designed drug-peptide conjugate can spontaneously associate into filamentous assemblies under physiological conditions and consequently form theranostic supramolecular hydrogels for injectable delivery...
January 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075557/facile-synthesis-of-magnetic-covalent-organic-framework-with-three-dimensional-bouquet-like-structure-for-enhanced-extraction-of-organic-targets
#9
Sijing He, Tao Zeng, Saihua Wang, Hongyun Niu, Yaqi Cai
A facile strategy for the fabrication of novel bouquet-shaped magnetic porous nanocomposite via grafting a covalent organic framework (COF, TpPa-1) onto the surface-modified Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs) was reported. The magnetic TpPa-1 (a COF synthesized from 1,3,5-triformylphloroglucinol (Tp) and p-phenylenediamine (Pa-1)) contains clusters of core-shell magnetic nanoparticles and interconnected porous TpPa-1 nanofibers. Thus, it possesses larger specific surface area, higher porosity, and supermagnetism, making it an ideal sorbent for enrichment of trace analytes...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074904/gd-iii-induced-supramolecular-hydrogelation-with-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-performance-for-enzyme-detection
#10
Yongquan Hua, Guojuan Pu, Caiwen Ou, Xiaoli Zhang, Ling Wang, Jiangtao Sun, Zhimou Yang, Minsheng Chen
Here we report a supramolecular hydrogel based on Gd(III)-peptide complexes with dramatically enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) performance. The hydrogelations were formed by adding Gd(III) ion to the nanofiber dispersion of self-assembling peptides naphthalene-Gly-Phe-Phe-Tyr-Gly-Arg-Gly-Asp (Nap-GFFYGRGD) or naphthalene-Gly-Phe-Phe-Tyr-Gly-Arg-Gly-Glu (Nap-GFFYGRGE). We further showed that, by adjusting the molar ratio between Gd(III) and the corresponding peptide, the mechanical property of resulting gels could be fine-tuned...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074880/tailoring-mechanically-robust-poly-m-phenylene-isophthalamide-nanofiber-nets-for-ultrathin-high-efficiency-air-filter
#11
Shichao Zhang, Hui Liu, Xia Yin, Zhaoling Li, Jianyong Yu, Bin Ding
Effective promotion of air filtration applications proposed for fibers requires their real nanoscale diameter, optimized pore structure, and high service strength; however, creating such filter medium has proved to be a tremendous challenge. This study first establishes a strategy to design and fabricate novel poly(m-phenylene isophthalamide) nanofiber/nets (PMIA NF/N) air filter via electrospinning/netting. Our strategy results in generation of a bimodal structure including a scaffold of nanofibers and abundant two-dimensional ultrathin (~20 nm) nanonets to synchronously construct PMIA filters by combining solution optimization, humidity regulation, and additive inspiration...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074644/virus-inspired-self-assembly-nanofibers-with-aggregation-induced-emission-for-highly-efficient-and-visible-gene-delivery
#12
Chunqiu Zhang, Tingbin Zhang, Shubin Jin, Xiangdong Xue, Xiaolong Yang, Ningqiang Gong, Jinchao Zhang, Paul C Wang, Jian-Hua Tian, Jinfeng Xing, Xing-Jie Liang
High-efficiency gene transfer and suitably low cytotoxicity are the main goals of gene transfection systems based on nonviral vectors. In addition, it is desirable to track the gene transfer process in order to observe and explain the mechanism. Herein, inspired by viral structures which are optimized for gene delivery, we designed a small-molecule gene vector (TR4) with aggregation-induced emission properties by capping a peptide containing four arginine residues with tetraphenylethene (TPE) and a lipophilic tail...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071988/braided-and-stacked-electrospun-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-tendon-and-ligament-tissue-engineering
#13
Benjamin B Rothrauff, Brian B Lauro, Guang Yang, Richard E Debski, Volker Musahl, Rocky Tuan
Tendon and ligament injuries are a persistent orthopaedic challenge given their poor innate healing capacity. Non-woven electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds composed of polyesters have been used to mimic the mechanics and topographical cues of native tendons and ligaments. However, non-woven nanofibers have several limitations that prevent broader clinical application, including poor cell infiltration as well as tensile and suture-retention strengths that are inferior to native tissues. In this study, multilayered scaffolds of aligned electrospun nanofibers of two designs - stacked or braided - were fabricated...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069216/ultrasonic-assisted-deacetylation-of-cellulose-acetate-nanofibers-a-rapid-method-to-produce-cellulose-nanofibers
#14
Farooq Ahmed, Alvira Ayoub Arbab, Abdul Wahab Jatoi, Muzamil Khatri, Najma Memon, Zeeshan Khatri, Ick Soo Kim
Herein we report a rapid method for deacetylation of cellulose acetate (CA) nanofibers in order to produce cellulose nanofibers using ultrasonic energy. The CA nanofibers were fabricated via electrospinning thereby treated with NaOH and NaOH/EtOH solutions at various pH levels for 30, 60 and 90min assisted by ultrasonic energy. The nanofiber webs were optimized by degree of deacetylation (DD%) and wicking behavior. The resultant nanofibers were further characterized by FTIR, SEM, WAXD, DSC analysis. The DD% and FTIR results confirmed a complete conversion of CA nanofibers to cellulose nanofibers within 1h with substantial increase of wicking height...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068471/high-energy-density-polymer-nanocomposites-composed-of-newly-structured-one-dimensional-batio3-al2o3-nanofibers
#15
Zhongbin Pan, Lingmin Yao, JiWei Zhai, Dezhou Fu, Bo Shen, Haitao Wang
Flexible electrostatic capacitors are potentially applicable in modern electrical and electric power systems. In this study, flexible nanocomposites containing newly-structured one-dimensional (1D) BaTiO3@Al2O3 nanofibers (BT@AO NFs) and the ferroelectric polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) matrix were prepared and systematically studied. The 1D BT@AO NFs, where BaTiO3 nanoparticles (BT NPs) were embedded and homogenously dispersed into the AO nanofibers, were successfully synthesized via an improved electrospinning technique...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068081/peptide-decorated-nanofibrous-niche-augments-in-vitro-directed-osteogenic-conversion-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#16
Yi Deng, Yuanyi Yang, Shicheng Wei
Realization of clinical potential of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in bone regenerative medicine requires development of simple and safe biomaterials for expansion of hPSCs followed by directing their lineage commitment to osteoblasts. In the present study, a chemically defined peptide-decorated polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibrous microenvironment was prepared through electrospinning technology and subsequent conjugation with vitronectin peptide to promote the culture and osteogenic potential of hPSCs in vitro...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064095/indomethacin-electrospun-nanofibers-for-colonic-drug-delivery-in-vitro-dissolution-studies
#17
Abbas Akhgari, Zohreh Heshmati, Hadi Afrasiabi Garekani, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Atena Sabbagh, Behzad Sharif Makhmalzadeh, Ali Nokhodchi
Generally, although the conventional drug delivery systems, such as using only pH-dependent polymers or time-dependent release systems are popular, the individuals' variations of physiological conditions usually lead to premature or imperfect drug release from each of these systems. Therefore, a combination of pH- and time-dependent polymers could be more reliable for delivering drugs to the lower GI tract such as colon. To this end, electrospinning method was used as a fabrication approach for preparing electrospun nanofibers of indomethacin aimed for colon delivery...
December 23, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061425/fibrillar-vs-crystalline-nanocellulose-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-responses-cytotoxicity-or-inflammation
#18
Autumn L Menas, Naveena Yanamala, Mariana T Farcas, Maria Russo, Sherri Friend, Philip M Fournier, Alexander Star, Ivo Iavicoli, Galina V Shurin, Ulla B Vogel, Bengt Fadeel, Donald Beezhold, Elena R Kisin, Anna A Shvedova
Nanocellulose (NC) is emerging as a highly promising nanomaterial for a wide range of applications. Moreover, many types of NC are produced, each exhibiting a slightly different shape, size, and chemistry. The main objective of this study was to compare cytotoxic effects of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NCF). The human lung epithelial cells (A549) were exposed for 24 h and 72 h to five different NC particles to determine how variations in properties contribute to cellular outcomes, including cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and cytokine secretion...
December 24, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060880/accelerated-wound-closure-differently-organized-nanofibers-affect-cell-migration-and-hence-the-closure-of-artificial-wounds-in-a-cell-based-in-vitro-model
#19
Maximilian Ottosson, Albin Jakobsson, Fredrik Johansson
Nanofiber meshes holds great promise in wound healing applications by mimicking the topography of extracellular matrix, hence providing guidance for crucial cells involved in the regenerative processes. Here we explored the influence of nanofiber alignment on fibroblast behavior in a novel in vitro wound model. The model included electrospun poly-ε-caprolactone scaffolds with different nanofiber orientation. Fibroblasts were cultured to confluency for 24h before custom-made inserts were removed, creating cell-free zones serving as artificial wounds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060451/a-controlled-design-of-ripple-like-polyamide-6-nanofiber-nets-membrane-for-high-efficiency-air-filter
#20
Shichao Zhang, Hui Liu, Fenglei Zuo, Xia Yin, Jianyong Yu, Bin Ding
The filtration capacity of fibrous media for airborne particles is restricted by their thick diameter, low porosity, and limited frontal area. The ability to solve this problem would have broad technological implications for various air filtration applications; despite many past efforts, it remains a great challenge to achieve. Herein, a facile and scalable strategy to fabricate the ripple-like polyamide-6 nanofiber/nets (PA-6 NF/N) air filter via combining electrospinning/netting technique with receiving substrate design is demonstrated...
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