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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240864/thermal-atomic-layer-etching-of-sio2-by-a-conversion-etch-mechanism-using-sequential-reactions-of-trimethylaluminum-and-hydrogen-fluoride
#1
Jaime W DuMont, Amy Marquardt, Austin Cano, Steven M George
The thermal atomic layer etching (ALE) of SiO2 was performed using sequential reactions of trimethylaluminum (TMA) and hydrogen fluoride (HF) at 300°C. Ex situ x-ray reflectivity (XRR) measurements revealed that the etch rate during SiO2 ALE was dependent on reactant pressure. SiO2 etch rates of 0.027, 0.15, 0.20, and 0.31 Å/cycle were observed at static reactant pressures of 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 4.0 Torr, respectively. Ex situ spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) measurements were in agreement with these etch rates versus reactant pressure...
February 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240555/poly-vinylidene-fluoride-pvdf-binder-degradation-in-li-o2-batteries-a-consideration-for-the-characterization-of-lithium-superoxide
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Joseph K Papp, Jason D Forster, Colin M Burke, Hyo Won Kim, Alan C Luntz, Robert M Shelby, Jeffrey J Urban, Bryan D McCloskey
We show that a common Li-O2 battery cathode binder, poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF), degrades in the presence of reduced oxygen species during Li-O2 discharge when adventitious impurities are present. This degradation process forms products that exhibit Raman shifts (∼1133 and 1525 cm(-1)) nearly identical to those reported to belong to lithium superoxide (LiO2), complicating the identification of LiO2 in Li-O2 batteries. We show that these peaks are not observed when characterizing extracted discharged cathodes that employ poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) as a binder, even when used to bind iridium-decorated reduced graphene oxide (Ir-rGO)-based cathodes similar to those that reportedly stabilize bulk LiO2 formation...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240219/mgf2-prism-rhodium-graphene-efficient-refractive-index-sensing-structure-in-optical-domain
#3
Akhilesh Kumar Mishra, Satyendra Kumar Mishra
A theoretical study of a noble surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based sensing probe has been carried out. The sensing probe consists of a magnesium fluoride (MgF2) prism with its base coated with rarely used noble metal rhodium (Rh) and a bio-compatible layer of graphene. The refractive indices (RIs) of the sensing medium vary from 1.33 to 1.36 refractive index unit (RIU). The thickness of Rh and the number of graphene layers have been optimized for maximum sensitivity in a constraint set by the detection accuracy (DA)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238511/comparison-of-the-anion-inhibition-profiles-of-the-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrases-from-the-pathogenic-bacterium-burkholderia-pseudomallei
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Sonia Del Prete, Daniela Vullo, Pietro di Fonzo, Vincenzo Carginale, Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
We report the cloning, purification and characterization of BpsβCA, a β-class carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) from the pathogenic bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, the etiological agent of melioidosis, and compare its activity and inhibition with those of the γ-CA from the same organism, BpsγCA, recently investigated by our groups. BpsβCA showed a significant catalytic activity for the physiologic, CO2 hydration reaction, with the following kinetic parameters, kcat of 1.6×10(5)s(-1) and kcat/Km of 3...
February 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238359/limited-evidence-suggests-fluoride-mouthrinse-may-reduce-dental-caries-in-children-and-adolescents
#5
Linda L Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230375/three-component-coupling-of-triflyloxy-substituted-benzocyclobutenones-organolithium-reagents-and-arynophiles-promoted-by-generation-of-aryne-via-carbon-carbon-bond-cleavage
#6
Keisuke Uchida, Suguru Yoshida, Takamitsu Hosoya
Treatment of benzocyclobutenones bearing a triflyloxy group adjacent to the four-membered ring with organolithium reagents in the presence of arynophiles efficiently affords three-component coupled α-arylketones. Mechanistic studies indicate that the reaction is promoted by generation of the aryne via carbon-carbon bond cleavage of a benzocyclobutenoxide intermediate, which led us to find a fluoride-mediated aryne generation method from triflyloxy-substituted benzocyclobutenone silyl acetal precursors.
February 23, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230220/small-molecule-activation-sbf3-auto-ionization-supported-by-transfer-and-mesoionic-nhc-rearrangement
#7
Blaž Alič, Aleš Štefančič, Gašper Tavčar
The reactivity of antimony trifluoride, SbF3, in non-polar aprotic solvents has been unexplored due to its negligible solubility. The reaction of the [SbF3(tmen)] complex (2) with the N-heterocyclic carbene, 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazole-2-ylidene, (L(Dipp)), probably leads to the formation of a neutral [(L(Dipp))SbF3] intermediate (3) in non-polar solvents. Mild heat treatment of the reaction mixture unexpectedly activates the SbF3 molecules to undergo the auto-ionization reaction. In this process, one of the (L(Dipp)) ligands undergoes rearrangement into the mesoionic carbene (MIC) and further coordinates to the cation to form [(L(Dipp))2SbF2](+)[SbF4](-), product (4)...
February 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229386/levels-of-antioxidant-activity-and-fluoride-content-in-coffee-infusions-of-arabica-robusta-and-green-coffee-beans-in-according-to-their-brewing-methods
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J Wolska, Katarzyna Janda, K Jakubczyk, M Szymkowiak, D Chlubek, I Gutowska
Coffee is a rich source of dietary antioxidants, and this property links with the fact that coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. Moreover, it is a source of macro- and microelements, including fluoride. The aim of this work was to determine antioxidant activity of coffee beverages and fluoride content depending on different coffee species and conditions of brewing. Three species of coffee, arabica, robusta and green coffee beans obtained from retail stores in Szczecin (Poland) were analyzed...
February 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227794/a-numerical-and-experimental-study-of-acoustic-micromixing-in-3d-microchannels-for-lab-on-a-chip-devices
#9
Susana O Catarino, Vania C Pinto, Paulo J Sousa, Rui Lima, Joao M Miranda, Graca Minas, Susana O Catarino, Vania C Pinto, Paulo J Sousa, Rui Lima, Joao M Miranda, Graca Minas, Joao M Miranda, Paulo J Sousa, Susana O Catarino, Rui Lima, Vania C Pinto, Graca Minas
This paper reports a numerical and experimental study of acoustic streaming and micromixing in polydimethylsiloxane microchannels. The mixing between two fluids flowing in microchannels was evaluated through the following conditions: (1) using a 28 μm thick β-poly(vinylidene fluoride) (β-PVDF) as a piezoelectric transducer actuated with a 24 Vpp and 40 MHz sinusoidal voltage; (2) using different flow rates. The results suggest that the mixing length increases as the flow rate increases and that the acoustic streaming phenomenon leads to a reduction on the mixing length...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226486/a-study-for-the-development-of-k-sound-based-automatic-blood-pressure-device-using-pvdf-film
#10
Xiong Li, Gayathri V Panicker, Jae J Im, Xiong Li, Gayathri V Panicker, Jae J Im, Gayathri V Panicker, Xiong Li, Jae J Im
Traditional indirect standard measurement of blood pressure is based on hearing Korotkoff sounds to determine systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, the problem exists among different types of automatic blood pressure monitoring devices because of no standard algorithm for estimating accurate blood pressure values. Aim of the study was to develop an automatic blood pressure measurement device based on Korotkoff sounds. PVDF(poliyvinylidene fluoride) film was used as a contact microphone to detect Korotkoff sounds on the brachial artery, and pressure sensor was used to obtain cuff pressure...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224642/methodological-considerations-for-designing-a-community-water-fluoridation-cessation-study
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Sonica Singhal, Julie Farmer, Lindsay McLaren
High-quality, up-to-date research on community water fluoridation (CWF), and especially on the implications of CWF cessation for dental health, is limited. Although CWF cessation studies have been conducted, they are few in number; one of the major reasons is the methodological complexity of conducting such a study. This article draws on a systematic review of existing cessation studies (n=15) to explore methodological considerations of conducting CWF cessation studies in future. We review nine important methodological aspects (study design, comparison community, target population, time frame, sampling strategy, clinical indicators, assessment criteria, covariates and biomarkers) and provide recommendations for planning future CWF cessation studies that examine effects on dental caries...
February 22, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224249/signal-enhancement-in-the-hplc-esi-ms-ms-analysis-of-spironolactone-and-its-metabolites-using-hfip-and-nh4f-as-eluent-additives
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Kalev Takkis, Rudolf Aro, Lenne-Triin Kõrgvee, Heili Varendi, Jana Lass, Koit Herodes, Karin Kipper
This paper describes an LC-MS/MS method to determine the concentration of spironolactone and its metabolites 7-alpha-methylthiospironolactone and canrenone in blood plasma samples. The resulting assay is simple (using protein precipitation for sample preparation) and sensitive (the lower limit of quantification is close to 0.5 ng/ml) while requiring only 50 μl of plasma, making it especially suitable for analyzing samples obtained from pediatric and neonatal patients where sample sizes are limited. The sensitivity is achieved by using ammonium fluoride as an eluent additive, which in our case amplifies the signal from our analytes in the plasma solution on average about 70 times...
February 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223109/fluoride-exposure-abates-pro-inflammatory-response-and-induces-in-vivo-apoptosis-rendering-zebrafish-danio-rerio-susceptible-to-bacterial-infections
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Rashmi Singh, Preeti Khatri, Nidhi Srivastava, Shruti Jain, Vani Bramchari, Asish Mukhopadhyay, Shibnath Mazumder
The present study describes the immunotoxic effect of chronic fluoride exposure on adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). Zebrafish were exposed to fluoride (71.12 mg/L; 1/10 LC50) for 30 d and the expression of selected genes studied. We observed significant elevation in the detoxification pathway gene cyp1a suggesting chronic exposure to non-lethal concentration of fluoride is indeed toxic to fish. Fluoride mediated pro-oxidative stress is implicated with the downregulation in superoxide dismutase 1 and 2 (sod1/2) genes...
February 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222906/microstructural-characterization-of-dental-zinc-phosphate-cements-using-combined-small-angle-neutron-scattering-and-microfocus-x-ray-computed-tomography
#14
Alberto Viani, Konstantinos Sotiriadis, Ivana Kumpová, Lucia Mancini, Marie-Sousai Appavou
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the microstructure of two zinc phosphate cement formulations in order to investigate the role of liquid/solid ratio and composition of powder component, on the developed porosity and, consequently, on compressive strength. METHODS: X-ray powder diffraction with the Rietveld method was used to study the phase composition of zinc oxide powder and cements. Powder component and cement microstructure were investigated with scanning electron microscopy...
February 17, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222429/effect-of-5-000-ppm-fluoride-dentifrice-or-1-100-ppm-fluoride-dentifrice-combined-with-acidulated-phosphate-fluoride-on-caries-lesion-inhibition-and-repair
#15
Constanza E Fernández, Livia Maria Andaló Tenuta, Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury, Diego Figueiredo Nóbrega, Jaime Aparecido Cury
High fluoride dentifrice (FD; 5,000 ppm F) has been recommended to arrest root dentine lesions and to control enamel caries in high-risk patients. Also, standard FD (1,100 ppm F) in combination with professional fluoride application has been recommended to control dentine caries, but the effect of this combination on enamel has been considered modest. Considering the lack of evaluation comparing the use of 5,000 ppm FD (5,000-FD) versus acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) application combined with 1,100 ppm FD (1,100-FD) on the inhibition and repair of caries lesions in both enamel and dentine, we conducted this in situ, double-blind, crossover study of 3 phases of 14 days...
February 22, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221029/highly-efficient-and-thermally-stable-k3alf6-mn4-as-a-red-phosphor-for-ultra-high-performance-warm-white-leds
#16
Enhai Song, Jianqing Wang, Jiahao Shi, Tingting Deng, Shi Ye, Mingying Peng, Jing Wang, Lothar Wondraczek, Qinyuan Zhang
Following pioneering work, solution-processable Mn4+-activated fluoride pigments, such as A2BF6 (A = Na, K, Rb, Cs; A2 = Ba, Zn; B = Si, Ge, Ti, Zr, Sn), have attracted considerable attention as highly promising red phosphors for warm white light emitting diodes (W-LEDs). To date, these fluoride pigments have been synthesized via traditional chemical routes with HF-solution. However, in addition to the possible dangers of hypertoxic HF, the uncontrolled precipitation of fluorides and the extensive processing steps produce large morphological variations, resulting in a wide variation in the LED performance of the resulting devices, which hampers their prospects for practical applications...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219674/exploratory-randomised-controlled-clinical-study-to-evaluate-the-comparative-efficacy-of-two-occluding-toothpastes-a-5-calcium-sodium-phosphosilicate-toothpaste-and-an-8-arginine-calcium-carbonate-toothpaste-for-the-longer-term-relief-of-dentine-hypersensitivity
#17
Claire Hall, Stephen Mason, Jonathan Cooke
OBJECTIVE: To compare the longer-term clinical efficacy of two occlusion-technology toothpastes - a 5% calcium sodium phosphosilicate (CSPS) toothpaste and a commercially available 8% arginine/calcium carbonate toothpaste - in relieving dentine hypersensitivity (DH). Efficacy was also compared with that of a regular fluoride toothpaste control. METHODS: This was an exploratory, randomised, examiner-blind, parallel-group, 11-week, controlled study in healthy adults with self-reported and clinically diagnosed DH...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219056/anticaries-potential-of-a-sodium-monofluorophosphate-dentifrice-containing-calcium-sodium-phosphosilicate-exploratory-in-situ-randomized-trial
#18
Charles R Parkinson, Muhammad Siddiqi, Stephen Mason, Frank Lippert, Anderson T Hara, Domenick T Zero
Calcium sodium phosphosilicate (CSPS) is a bioactive glass material that alleviates dentin hypersensitivity and is postulated to confer remineralization of caries lesions. This single-centre, randomized, single (investigator)-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, in situ study explored whether the addition of 5% CSPS to a nonaqueous fluoride (F) such as sodium monofluorophosphate (SMFP)-containing dentifrice affects its cariostatic ability. Seventy-seven subjects wore 4 gauze-covered enamel specimens with preformed lesions (2 surface-softened and 2 subsurface) placed buccally on their mandibular bilateral dentures for up to 4 weeks...
February 21, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217816/candida-albicans-survival-growth-and-biofilm-formation-are-differently-affected-by-mouthwashes-an-in-vitro-study
#19
Simona Paulone, Giulia Malavasi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Carlotta Francesca Orsi, Samuele Peppoloni, Rachele Giovanna Neglia, Elisabetta Blasi
Candida albicans is the most common cause of oral mycoses. The aim of the present study was to investigate in vitro the susceptibility of C. albicans to mouthwashes, in terms of growth, survival and biofilm formation. Candida albicans, laboratory strain SC5314, and 7 commercial mouthwashes were employed: 3 with 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate; 1 with 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate and 250 ppm F- sodium fluoride; 3 with fluorine-containing molecules. None of the mouthwashes contained ethanol in their formulations...
January 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217543/effect-of-fluoridated-water-on-intelligence-in-10-12-year-old-school-children
#20
A Aravind, R S Dhanya, Ajay Narayan, George Sam, V J Adarsh, M Kiran
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship of drinking water fluoride levels with children's intelligence quotient (IQ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Water was collected from initially identified endemic fluoride regions according to the geological research of Government of India. Fluoride concentration of the water was assessed by utilizing fluoride ion selective electrode, Orion 9609BN, and categorized on the basis of fluoride concentration into low, medium, and high-fluoride regions, i...
December 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
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