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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934546/oxygen-vacancy-promoted-heterogeneous-fenton-like-degradation-of-ofloxacin-at-ph-3-2-9-0-by-cu-substituted-magnetic-fe3o4-feooh-nanocomposite
#1
Hang Jin, Xike Tian, Yulun Nie, Zhaoxin Zhou, Chao Yang, Yong Li, Liqiang Lu
To develop an ultra-efficient and reusable heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst at a wide working pH range is a great challenge for its application in practical water treatment. We report an oxygen vacancy promoted heterogeneous Fenton-like reaction mechanism and an unprecedented ofloxacin (OFX) degradation efficiency of Cu doped Fe3O4@FeOOH magnetic nanocomposite. Without the aid of external energy, OFX was always completely removed within 30 min at pH 3.2-9.0. Compared with Fe3O4@FeOOH, the pseudo-first-order reaction constant was enhanced by 10 times due to Cu substitution (9...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934355/study-of-myelin-structure-changes-during-the-nerve-fibers-demyelination
#2
Natalia N Rodionova, Elvin S Allakhverdiev, Georgy V Maksimov
Raman, NMR and EPR spectroscopy and electrophysiology methods were used to investigate the excitability and the packaging of myelin lipid layers and its viscosity during nerve exposure to pronase E. It was established that during exposure of nerve to pronase E the action potential (AP) conduction velocity and the Schwann cell (SC) (or myelin) water ordering increases, but the nerve myelin refractive index and internode incisions numbers decrease. This effect included two periods-short- and long-time period, probably, because the first one depends on SC protein changes and the second one-on the nerve fiber internode demyelination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934354/synthesis-of-irregular-graphene-oxide-tubes-using-green-chemistry-and-their-potential-use-as-reinforcement-materials-for-biomedical-applications
#3
Ángel Serrano-Aroca, Sanjukta Deb
Micrometer length tubes of graphene oxide (GO) with irregular form were synthesised following facile and green metal complexation reactions. These materials were obtained by crosslinking of GO with calcium, zinc or strontium chlorides at three different temperatures (24, 34 and 55°C) using distilled water as solvent for the compounds and following a remarkably simple and low-cost synthetic method, which employs no hazardous substances and is conducted without consumption of thermal or sonic energy. These irregular continuous GO networks showed a very particular interconnected structure by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy-Disperse X-Ray Spectroscopy for elemental analysis and High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy with Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope Dark Field Imaging, and were analysed by Raman Spectroscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933732/the-bioactivity-and-photocatalytic-properties-of-titania-nanotube-coatings-produced-with-the-use-of-the-low-potential-anodization-of-ti6al4v-alloy-surface
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Aleksandra Radtke, Adrian Topolski, Tomasz Jędrzejewski, Wiesław Kozak, Beata Sadowska, Marzena Więckowska-Szakiel, Magdalena Szubka, Ewa Talik, Lars Pleth Nielsen, Piotr Piszczek
Titania nanotube (TNT) coatings were produced using low-potential anodic oxidation of Ti6Al4V substrates in the potential range 3-20 V. They were analysed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The wettability was estimated by measuring the contact angle when applying water droplets. The bioactivity of the TNT coatings was established on the basis of the biointegration assay (L929 murine fibroblasts adhesion and proliferation) and antibacterial tests against Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213)...
July 26, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932243/sensitive-wavelengths-selection-in-identification-of-ophiopogon-japonicus-based-on-near-infrared-hyperspectral-imaging-technology
#5
Zhengyan Xia, Chu Zhang, Haiyong Weng, Pengcheng Nie, Yong He
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology has increasingly been applied as an analytical tool in fields of agricultural, food, and Traditional Chinese Medicine over the past few years. The HSI spectrum of a sample is typically achieved by a spectroradiometer at hundreds of wavelengths. In recent years, considerable effort has been made towards identifying wavelengths (variables) that contribute useful information. Wavelengths selection is a critical step in data analysis for Raman, NIRS, or HSI spectroscopy. In this study, the performances of 10 different wavelength selection methods for the discrimination of Ophiopogon japonicus of different origin were compared...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931652/responsive-monitoring-of-mitochondrial-redox-states-in-heart-muscle-predicts-impending-cardiac-arrest
#6
Dorothy A Perry, Joshua W Salvin, Padraic Romfh, Peili Chen, Kalyani Krishnamurthy, Lindsay M Thomson, Brian D Polizzotti, Francis X McGowan, Daryoosh Vakhshoori, John N Kheir
Assessing the adequacy of oxygen delivery to tissues is vital, particularly in the fields of intensive care medicine and surgery. As oxygen delivery to a cell becomes deficient, changes in mitochondrial redox state precede changes in cellular function. We describe a technique for the continuous monitoring of the mitochondrial redox state on the epicardial surface using resonance Raman spectroscopy. We quantify the reduced fraction of specific electron transport chain cytochromes, a metric we name the resonance Raman reduced mitochondrial ratio (3RMR)...
September 20, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930434/enhanced-electrocatalytic-oxygen-reduction-on-niwox-solid-solution-with-induced-oxygen-defects
#7
Meiqin Shi, Xue Tong, Wang Li, Jun Fang, Li-Tao Chen, Chun-An Ma
The continuous solid solution NiWOx is successfully prepared by using precursor W18O49 with plenty of oxygen defects. The NiWOx nanoparticles are characterized by X-ray diffraction, High resolution transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The crystallographic phase of NiWOx is stable and characterized by the same feature of the parent lattice W18O49 even with various concentration of dopant Ni which indicates the existence of oxygen defects. The NiWOx nanoparticles could be processed as the appropriate promoter after loading 10 wt% Pt...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929755/nanowires-of-geobacter-sulfurreducens-require-redox-cofactors-to-reduce-metals-in-pore-spaces-too-small-for-cell-passage
#8
Kyle Michelson, Robert A Sanford, Albert J Valocchi, Charles J Werth
Members of the Geobacteraceae family are ubiquitous metal reducers that utilize conductive 'nanowires' to reduce Mn(IV) and Fe(III) oxides in anaerobic sediments. However, it is not currently known if and to what extent the Mn(IV) and Fe(III) oxides in soil grains and low permeability sediments that are sequestered in pore spaces too small for cell passage can be reduced by long-range extracellular electron transport via Geobacter nanowires, and what mechanisms control this reduction. We developed a microfluidic reactor that physically separates Geobacter sulfurreducens from the Mn(IV) mineral birnessite by a 1...
September 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929741/visible-light-neural-stimulation-on-graphitic-carbon-nitride-graphene-photocatalytic-fibers
#9
Zhongyang Zhang, Ruodan Xu, Zegao Wang, Mingdong Dong, Bianxiao Cui, Menglin Chen
Light stimulation allows remote and spatiotemporally accurate operation that has been applied as effective, non-invasive means of therapeutic interventions. Here, visible light neural stimulation of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), an emerging photocatalyst with visible-light optoelectronic conversion, was for the first time investigated. Specifically, g-C3N4 was combined with graphene oxide (GO) in a 3D manner on the surfaces of electrospun polycaprolactone/gelatin (PG) fibers and functioned as a biocompatible interface for visible-light stimulating neuronal differentiation...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929688/-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-induced-by-active-ingredients-of-zanthoxyli-radix-by-raman-spectroscopy
#10
Xiao-Li Mao, Yu Qin, Xiang-Yi Chen, Xiao-Cong Kuang, Shu-Shi Huang, Hua-Gang Liu
The apoptosis of mono-hepatocellular induced by the active ingredients of the Zanthoxyli Radix was investigated using laser Raman spectroscopy. Hepatoma cells (BEL-7404) were treated with 10 mg•L⁻¹ nitidine chloride and 3 g•L⁻¹ the extracts of Zanthoxyli Radix, respectively, then were divided into two parts, one for fluorescence staining, the other for determination of Raman spectroscopy. The acquired spectra were then processed by background elimination, smoothing, and normalization. Fluorescence staining results showed that the nucleuses from untreated group were uniformly stained, while those from the group treated for 48 hours were densely stained and broken...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928525/structural-changes-evaluation-with-raman-spectroscopy-in-meat-batters-prepared-by-different-processes
#11
Zhuang-Li Kang, Xiang Li, Hong-Ju He, Han-Jun Ma, Zhao-Jun Song
A comprehensive study was conducted to evaluate the structural changes of meat and protein of pork batters produced by chopping or beating process through the phase-contrast micrograph, laser light scattering analyzer, scanning electronic microscopy and Raman spectrometer. The results showed that the shattered myofibrilla fragments were shorter and particle-sizes were smaller in the raw batter produced by beating process than those in the chopping process. Compared with the raw and cooked batters produced by chopping process, modifications in amide I and amide III bands revealed a significant decrease of α-helix content and an increase of β-sheet, β-turn and random coils content in the beating process...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928477/a-generic-method-to-synthesise-graphitic-carbon-coated-nanoparticles-in-large-scale-and-their-derivative-polymer-nanocomposites
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Nannan Wang, Zhuxian Yang, Fang Xu, Kunyapat Thummavichai, Hongmei Chen, Yongde Xia, Yanqiu Zhu
A versatile Rotary Chemical Vapour Deposition (RCVD) technique for the in-situ synthesis of large scale carbon-coated non-magnetic metal oxide nanoparticles (NPs) is presented, and a controllable coating thickness varying between 1-5 nm has been achieved. The technique has significantly up-scaled the traditional chemical vapour deposition (CVD) production for NPs from mg level to 10 s of grams per batch, with the potential for continuous manufacturing. The resulting smooth and uniform C-coatings sheathing the inner core metal oxide NPs are made of well-crystallised graphitic layers, as confirmed by electron microscopy imaging, electron dispersive spectrum elemental line scan, X-ray powder diffractions and Raman spectroscopy...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928067/silk-fibres-grafted-with-2-hydroxyethyl-methacrylate-hema-and-4-hydroxybutyl-acrylate-hba-for-biomedical-applications
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Paola Taddei, Michele Di Foggia, Simona Martinotti, Elia Ranzato, Irene Carmagnola, Valeria Chiono, Masuhiro Tsukada
Silk fibroin may be chemically modified by grafting, with the purpose of improving its properties according to the desired function. In this study, silk fabrics from Bombyx mori silk fibres were grafted with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), as well as a binary mixture of HEMA and 4-hydroxybutyl acrylate (HBA). The samples were then electrospun from trifluoroacetic acid and treated with aqueous methanol. The % weight gains ascribable to HEMA and HBA were successfully determined through Raman spectroscopy...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927616/functionalization-of-cotton-fabrics-with-plasmonic-photo-active-nanostructured-au-tio2-layer
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M Abid, S Bouattour, A M Ferraria, D S Conceição, A P Carapeto, L F Vieira Ferreira, A M Botelho do Rego, M Rei Vilar, S Boufi
A simple approach to functionalize cotton fabrics with Au and TiO2 nanostructured layer is presented. Hybrid fabrics (Cot-Au-TiO2) are prepared through reduction of AuCl4(-) on cotton, followed by a non-aqueous sol-gel procedure using tetrabutyltitanate and a hydrothermal treatment at 110°C. The generation of crystalline TiO2 is confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. The fibres morphology and their roughness are characterized by AFM and FE-SEM. XPS shows how the concentration of the NPs precursors (Au and TiO2) affects the layer composition...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927612/facile-fabrication-of-redox-ph-dual-stimuli-responsive-cellulose-hydrogel
#15
Hongchen Liu, Liduo Rong, Bijia Wang, Ruyi Xie, Xiaofeng Sui, Hong Xu, Linping Zhang, Yi Zhong, Zhiping Mao
A cellulose-based multi-responsive hydrogel was prepared by the facile incorporation of enamine and disulfide bonds in the same system at physiological pH. The cellulose hydrogel was obtained by simply mixing aqueous solutions of cellulose acetoacetate (CAA) and cystamine dihydrochloride (CYS) at room temperature. The internal morphology, structure, and mechanical properties of the cellulose hydrogel were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopies, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and water retention, porosity, and rheology measurements...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927596/on-chemistry-of-%C3%AE-chitin
#16
Murat Kaya, Muhammad Mujtaba, Hermann Ehrlich, Asier M Salaberria, Talat Baran, Chris T Amemiya, Roberta Galli, Lalehan Akyuz, Idris Sargin, Jalel Labidi
The biological material, chitin, is present in nature in three allomorphic forms: α, β and γ. Whereas most studies have dealt with α- and β-chitin, only few investigations have focused on γ-chitin, whose structural and physicochemical properties have not been well delineated. In this study, chitin obtained for the first time from the cocoon of the moth (Orgyia dubia) was subjected to extensive physicochemical analyses and examined, in parallel, with α-chitin from exoskeleton of a freshwater crab and β-chitin from cuttlebone of the common cuttlefish...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927004/large-electrocaloric-effect-in-lead-free-ba0-85ca0-15-zr0-1ti0-9-o%C3%A2-ceramics-prepared-via-citrate-route
#17
Jing Shi, Rongfeng Zhu, Xing Liu, Bijun Fang, Ningyi Yuan, Jianning Ding, Haosu Luo
The 1 wt % Li-doped (Ba0.85Ca0.15)(Zr0.1Ti0.9)O₃ (BCZT-Li) ceramics prepared by the citrate method exhibit improved phase purity, densification and electrical properties, which provide prospective possibility to develop high-performance electrocaloric materials. The electrocaloric effect was evaluated by phenomenological method, and the BCZT-Li ceramics present large electrocaloric temperature change ∆T, especially large electrocaloric responsibility ξ = ∆Tmax/∆Emax, which can be comparable to the largest values reported in the lead-free piezoelectric ceramics...
September 18, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926771/a-new-low-temperature-solid-modification-in-1-isothiocyanato-4-trans%C3%A2-4-propylcyclohexyl-benzene-3chbt-probed-by-raman-spectroscopy-and-quantum-chemical-calculations
#18
K Vikram, Ranjan K Singh, Satyendra Nath Gupta
Raman spectra of 1-isothiocyanato-4-(trans 4-propylcyclohexyl)benzene (3CHBT) were studied in the region, 1450-2300cm(-1) at twenty two different temperatures in the range, 83-293K in cooling and heating cycles. All bands in this region were critically evaluated in term of linewidth, peak position and relative intensity. Raman bands at ~2085cm(-1) and ~2120cm(-1) shows clear evidence of a solid modification through anomaly in temperature dependence peak positions and linewidths variation in the temperature range 173-203K...
September 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926707/medieval-gilding-technology-of-historical-metal-threads-revealed-by-electron-optical-and-micro-raman-spectroscopic-study-of-focused-ion-beam-milled-cross-sections
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Tamás Gábor Weiszburg, Katalin Gherdán, Kitti Ratter, Norbert Zajzon, Zsolt Bendő, György Z Radnoczi, Ágnes Takács, Tamás Váczi, Gábor Varga, György Szakmány
Although gilt silver threads were widely used for decorating historical textiles, their manufacturing techniques have been elusive for centuries. Contemporary written sources give only limited, sometimes ambiguous information, and detailed cross-sectional study of the microscale soft noble metal objects has been hindered by sample preparation. In this work, to give a thorough characterization of historical gilt silver threads, nano- and microscale textural, chemical and structural data on cross sections, prepared by focused ion beam milling, were collected, using various electron-optical methods (high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM), wavelength-dispersive electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD) combined with energy-dispersive electron probe microanalysis (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) combined with EDX, and micro-Raman spectroscopy...
September 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926701/forensic-sampling-and-analysis-from-a-single-substrate-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-followed-by-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry
#20
Patrick W Fedick, Brandon J Bills, Nicholas E Manicke, R Graham Cooks
Sample preparation is the most common bottle-neck in the analysis and processing of forensic evidence. Time-consuming steps in many forensic tests involve complex separations such as liquid and gas chromatography or various types of extraction techniques, typically coupled with mass spectrometry (e.g. LC-MS). Ambient ionization ameliorates these slow steps by reducing or even eliminating sample preparation. While some ambient ionization techniques have been adopted by the forensic community, there is significant resistance to discarding chromatography as most forensic analyses require both an identification and a confirmation technique...
September 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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