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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334096/microwave-induced-covalent-functionalization-of-few-layer-graphene-with-arynes-under-solvent-free-conditions
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M V Sulleiro, S Quiroga, D Peña, D Pérez, E Guitián, A Criado, M Prato
A non-conventional modification of exfoliated few-layer graphene (FLG) with different arynes under microwave (MW) irradiation and solvent-free conditions is reported. The described approach allows reaching fast, efficient and mild covalent functionalization of FLG.
January 15, 2018: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334019/chemical-stabilization-of-polymers-implications-for-dermal-exposure-to-additives
#2
N Bartsch, M Girard, L Schneider, V Van De Weijgert, A Wilde, O Kappenstein, B Vieth, C Hutzler, A Luch
Technical benefits of additives in polymers stand in marked contrast to their associated health risks. Here, a multi-analyte method based on gas chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) was developed to quantify polymer additives in complex matrices such as low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and isolated human skin layers after dermal exposure ex vivo. That way both technical aspects and dermal exposure were investigated. The effects of polymer additivation on the material were studied using the example of LDPE...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333857/active-site-revealed-for-water-oxidation-on-electrochemically-induced-%C3%AE-mno2-role-of-spinel-to-layer-phase-transition
#3
Yefei Li, Zhi-Pan Liu
Seeking for active MnOx material as artificial water splitting catalyst has been a long history since the discovery of PSII system in Nature. To date, the highest activity MnOx catalyst reported for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is however not common MnO2 polymorphs (α-, β-, δ-MnO2), but nascent δ-MnO2 layer produced in situ from spinel under electrochemical conditions with unknown active site structure. Here with the stochastic surface walking (SSW) pathway sampling method, we for the first time resolve the atomic-level mechanism of spinel-to-layer Mn3O4 solid phase transition in aqueous electrolyte...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333683/mobility-engineering-in-vertical-field-effect-transistors-based-on-van-der-waals-heterostructures
#4
Yong Seon Shin, Kiyoung Lee, Young Rae Kim, Hyangsook Lee, I Min Lee, Won Tae Kang, Boo Heung Lee, Kunnyun Kim, Jinseong Heo, Seongjun Park, Young Hee Lee, Woo Jong Yu
Vertical integration of 2D layered materials to form van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs) offers new functional electronic and optoelectronic devices. However, the mobility in vertical carrier transport in vdWHs of vertical field-effect transistor (VFET) is not yet investigated in spite of the importance of mobility for the successful application of VFETs in integrated circuits. Here, the mobility in VFET of vdWHs under different drain biases, gate biases, and metal work functions is first investigated and engineered...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333046/development-and-validation-of-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-method-for-simultaneous-determination-of-polyphenolic-compounds-in-medicinal-plants
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C V Jayachandran Nair, Sayeed Ahamad, Washim Khan, Varisha Anjum, Rajani Mathur
Context: Quantitative standardization of plant-based products is challenging albeit essential to maintain their quality. Aims: This study aims to develop and validate high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) method for the simultaneous determination of rutin (Ru), quercetin (Qu), and gallic acid (Ga) from Psidium guajava Linn. (PG) and Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa. (AM) and correlate with antioxidant activity. Materials and Methods: The stock solution (1 mg/mL) of standard Ru, Qu, and Ga in methanol: Water (1:1) was serially diluted and spotted (5 μL) on slica gel 60 F254 thin-layer chromatography plates...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333043/picroside-i-and-picroside-ii-from-tissue-cultures-of-picrorhiza-kurroa
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Yamjala Ganeshkumar, Ajmera Ramarao, Ciddi Veeresham
Background: Picrorhiza kurroa (PK) belongs to Scrophulariaceae family and is a representative endemic, medicinal herb, widely distributed throughout the higher altitudes of alpine Himalayas from west to east, between 3000 and 4500 m above mean sea level. Objective: The objective of the present study is to assess the production of picroside I and picroside II from tissue cultures of PK. Materials and Methods: Auxiliary shoot tips of PK were incubated in Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with indole-3-butyric acid and kinetin phytohormones...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328684/hydrodynamic-signatures-of-stationary-marangoni-driven-surfactant-transport
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M M Bandi, V S Akella, D K Singh, R S Singh, S Mandre
We experimentally study steady Marangoni-driven surfactant transport on the interface of a deep water layer. Using hydrodynamic measurements, and without using any knowledge of the surfactant physicochemical properties, we show that sodium dodecyl sulphate and Tergitol 15-S-9 introduced in low concentrations result in a flow driven by adsorbed surfactant. At higher surfactant concentration, the flow is dominated by the dissolved surfactant. Using camphoric acid, whose properties are a priori unknown, we demonstrate this method's efficacy by showing its spreading is adsorption dominated...
December 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328039/influence-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-condition-of-microcirculatory-bed-of-oral-cavity
#8
O Denga, T Pyndus, V Gargin, S Schneider
Metabolic syndrome (MS) can be characterized as the clustering of combination of impaired glucose regulation, metabolic disorders accompanied by abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia. Detection of changes in microcirculatory bed (MCB) of oral cavity in metabolic syndrome could be important for completion of gap for developing of adequate therapeutical measure for prevention of pathological periodontal disorder that was the purpose of our study. We performed experimental investigation with modulation of MS (on white male rats 1...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326512/evaluating-the-effect-of-different-conditioning-agents-on-the-shear-bond-strength-of-resin-modified-glass-ionomers
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Namith Rai, Rajaram Naik, Ravi Gupta, Shobana Shetty, Amith Singh
Aim of the Study: This study aims to evaluate the effects three different conditioning agents on the shear bond strength of resin-modified glass ionomers to human dentin. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty recently extracted, caries-free premolars and molars will be cleaned of debris and disinfected in a 0.5% solution of sodium hypochlorite and sterile water for 30 min. The occlusal surface of each tooth will be reduced using conventional model trimmer with water to produce the dentin surface...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324716/the-effects-of-a-macromolecular-charring-agent-with-gas-phase-and-condense-phase-synergistic-flame-retardant-capability-on-the-properties-of-pp-ifr-composites
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Hongda Chen, Jihui Wang, Aiqing Ni, Anxin Ding, Xia Han, Ziheng Sun
In order to improve the efficiency of intumescent flame retardants (IFRs), a novel macromolecular charring agent named poly(ethanediamine-1,3,5-triazine-p-4-amino-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine) (PETAT) with gas phase and condense phase synergistic flame-retardant capability was synthesized and subsequently dispersed into polypropylene (PP) in combination with ammonium polyphosphate (APP) via a melt blending method. The chemical structure of PETAT was investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and ¹H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
January 11, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323481/new-mechanism-of-extractive-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry-for-heterogeneous-solid-particles
#11
S Kumbhani, T Longin, L M Wingen, C Kidd, V Perraud, B J Finlayson-Pitts
Real-time in situ mass spectrometry analysis of airborne particles is important in several applications, including exposure studies in ambient air, industrial settings, and assessing impacts on visibility and climate. However, obtaining molecular and 3D structural information is more challenging, especially for heterogeneous solid or semisolid particles. We report a study of extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS) for the analysis of solid particles with an organic coating. The goal is to elucidate how much of the overall particle content is sampled, and determine the sensitivity of this technique to the surface layers...
January 11, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323250/a-biofilm-and-organomineralisation-model-for-the-growth-and-limiting-size-of-ooids
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Murray T Batchelor, Robert V Burne, Bruce I Henry, Fei Li, Josef Paul
Ooids are typically spherical sediment grains characterised by concentric layers encapsulating a core. There is no universally accepted explanation for ooid genesis, though factors such as agitation, abiotic and/or microbial mineralisation and size limitation have been variously invoked. Here we examine the possible influence of microbial organomineralisation on the formation of some naturally occurring ooids. We develop a mathematical model for ooid growth, inspired by work on avascular brain tumours, that assumes mineralisation in a biofilm to form a central core which then nucleates the progressive growth of concentric laminations...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323213/high-temperature-quantum-oscillations-of-the-hall-resistance-in-bulk-bi2se3
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Marco Busch, Olivio Chiatti, Sergio Pezzini, Steffen Wiedmann, Jaime Sánchez-Barriga, Oliver Rader, Lada V Yashina, Saskia F Fischer
Helically spin-polarized Dirac fermions (HSDF) in protected topological surface states (TSS) are of high interest as a new state of quantum matter. In three-dimensional (3D) materials with TSS, electronic bulk states often mask the transport properties of HSDF. Recently, the high-field Hall resistance and low-field magnetoresistance indicate that the TSS may coexist with a layered two-dimensional electronic system (2DES). Here, we demonstrate quantum oscillations of the Hall resistance at temperatures up to 50 K in nominally undoped bulk Bi2Se3 with a high electron density n of about 2·1019 cm-3...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322298/a-new-microsporidium-fibrillaspora-daphniae-g-n-sp-n-infecting-daphnia-magna-crustacea-cladocera-in-siberia-and-its-taxonomic-placing-within-a-new-family-fibrillasporidae-and-new-superfamily-tubulinosematoidea-opisthosporidia-microsporidia
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Anastasia V Simakova, Yuri S Tokarev, Irma V Issi
Infection with a new microsporidium, Fibrillaspora daphniae g. n. sp. n., was found in a local Daphnia magna population in Tomsk region (Western Siberia, Russia) at the prevalence rate of 52%. Histological sections showed parasite cells entirely encompassing the host haemocoel. Methanol-fixed spores were elongate, oval, 4.8 ± 0.3 μm × 2.3 ± 0.2 μm in size. All developmental stages were in direct contact with the host cell cytoplasm, with single nuclei, and division by binary fission. The sporont surface was covered with an additional outer layer composed of fine tubules...
January 10, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321507/multifunctional-device-based-on-phosphor-piezoelectric-pzt-lighting-speaking-and-mechanical-energy-harvesting
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Sunghoon Lee, Taewook Kang, Wunho Lee, Mohammad M Afandi, Jongho Ryu, Jongsu Kim
We demonstrated the tri-functional device based on all powder-processing methods by using ZnS powder as phosphor layer and piezoelectric material as dielectric layer. The fabricated device generated the electroluminescent (EL) light from phosphor and the sound from piezoelectric sheet under a supply of external electric power, and additionally harvested the reverse-piezoelectric energy to be converted into EL light. Under sinusoidal applied voltage, EL luminances were exponentially increased with a maximum luminous efficiency of 1...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321377/development-of-an-airway-mucus-defect-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-rat
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Susan E Birket, Joy M Davis, Courtney M Fernandez, Katherine L Tuggle, Ashley M Oden, Kengyeh K Chu, Guillermo J Tearney, Michelle V Fanucchi, Eric J Sorscher, Steven M Rowe
The mechanisms underlying the development and natural progression of the airway mucus defect in cystic fibrosis (CF) remain largely unclear. New animal models of CF, coupled with imaging using micro-optical coherence tomography, can lead to insights regarding these questions. The Cftr-/- (KO) rat allows for longitudinal examination of the development and progression of airway mucus abnormalities. The KO rat exhibits decreased periciliary depth, hyperacidic pH, and increased mucus solid content percentage; however, the transport rates and viscoelastic properties of the mucus are unaffected until the KO rat ages...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319001/vertically-grown-zinc-oxide-nanorods-functionalized-with-ferric-oxide-for-in-vivo-and-non-enzymatic-glucose-detection
#17
Mohammed Marie, Anishkumar Manoharan, Andrian V Kuchuk, Simon Ang, M Omar Manasreh
An enzyme-free glucose sensor out of vertically grown Zinc oxide nanorods (ZnO NRs) functionalized with ferric oxide Fe2O3 is investigated. The well-aligned and high-dense ZnO NRs were synthesized on an FTO/glass substrate by sol-gel and hydrothermal growth methods. Dip-coating technique was utilized to modify the surface of the as-grown ZnO NRs with Fe2O3, and the immobilized surface was coated with a layer of a nafion membrane. The fabricated glucose sensor was characterized amperometrically using three electrodes station at room temperature in the phosphate buffer solution, where ZnO NRs/Fe2O3/nafion membrane was the sensing or working electrode, platinum plate and silver/silver chloride were the counter and the reference electrodes respectively...
January 10, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318724/novel-active-molybdenum-based-anode-for-dehydrogenative-coupling-reactions
#18
Siegfried R Waldvogel, Sebastian B Beil, Timo Müller, Sydney Sillart, Peter Franzmann, Alexander Bomm, Michael Holtkamp, Uwe Karst, Wolfgang Schade
A new and powerful active anode system that can be operated in 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) was found. The molybdenum anode forms in HFIP a compact, conductive, and electroactive layer of higher-valent molybdenum species. This system can be used to replace powerful but stoichiometrically required Mo(V) reagents for dehydrogenative coupling of aryls. The performance of this electrolytic protocol is more sustainable and allows the conversion of a broad scope of activated arenes.
January 10, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318675/toward-an-aqueous-solar-battery-direct-electrochemical-storage-of-solar-energy-in-carbon-nitrides
#19
Filip Podjaski, Julia Kröger, Bettina V Lotsch
Graphitic carbon nitrides have emerged as an earth-abundant family of polymeric materials for solar energy conversion. Herein, a 2D cyanamide-functionalized polyheptazine imide (NCN-PHI) is reported, which for the first time enables the synergistic coupling of two key functions of energy conversion within one single material: light harvesting and electrical energy storage. Photo-electrochemical measurements in aqueous electrolytes reveal the underlying mechanism of this "solar battery" material: the charge storage in NCN-PHI is based on the photoreduction of the carbon nitride backbone and charge compensation is realized by adsorption of alkali metal ions within the NCN-PHI layers and at the solution interface...
January 10, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318402/atomic-layer-deposition-of-indium-oxide-nano-films-for-thin-film-transistors
#20
Qian Ma, He-Mei Zheng, Yan Shao, Bao Zhu, Wen-Jun Liu, Shi-Jin Ding, David Wei Zhang
Atomic-layer-deposition (ALD) of In2O3 nano-films has been investigated using cyclopentadienyl indium (InCp) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as precursors. The In2O3 films can be deposited preferentially at relatively low temperatures of 160-200 °C, exhibiting a stable growth rate of 1.4-1.5 Å/cycle. The surface roughness of the deposited film increases gradually with deposition temperature, which is attributed to the enhanced crystallization of the film at a higher deposition temperature. As the deposition temperature increases from 150 to 200 °C, the optical band gap (Eg) of the deposited film rises from 3...
January 9, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
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