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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102016/mechanical-and-barrier-properties-of-maize-starch-gelatin-composite-film-effects-of-amylose-content
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Kun Wang, Wenhang Wang, Ran Ye, Jingdong Xiao, Yaowei Liu, Junsheng Ding, Shaojing Zhang, Anjun Liu
BACKGROUND: In order to obtain new reinforcing bio-fillers to improve the physicochemical properties of gelatin based film, three types of maize starches: waxy maize starch (Ap), normal starch (Ns), and high amylose starch (Al), were incorporated into the gelatin films, and their properties were investigated, focusing on the impact of amylose content. RESULTS: The thickness, opacity and roughness of gelatin films increased depending upon amylose content along with the concentration of starch...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101870/fibrillar-collagens
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Jordi Bella, David J S Hulmes
Fibrillar collagens (types I, II, III, V, XI, XXIV and XXVII) constitute a sub-group within the collagen family (of which there are 28 types in humans) whose functions are to provide three-dimensional frameworks for tissues and organs. These networks confer mechanical strength as well as signalling and organizing functions through binding to cellular receptors and other components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Here we describe the structure and assembly of fibrillar collagens, and their procollagen precursors, from the molecular to the tissue level...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101708/characterization-of-interaction-between-amino-acids-and-fulvic-like-organic-matter-by-fluorescence-spectroscopy-combining-thermodynamic-calculation
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Tao Lin, Bingwei Hou, Jian Wang, Yaqun Xu, Wei Chen
Dissolved organic matter (DOM), as a very fine colloidal suspension, could inevitably affect the transformation process of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) in drinking water treatment. Tryptophan and tyrosine were used as representatives of DON to investigate the interactions between amino acids and fulvic-like components of fluorescent DOM using titration experiments. The fluorescence intensity decreased significantly with the increasing fulvic acid (FA) concentration, suggesting that FA could greatly quench the intrinsic fluorescence of amino acids such as tryptophan and tyrosine...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098216/chemical-bonding-in-aqueous-hexacyano-cobaltate-from-photon-and-electron-detection-perspectives
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Sreeju Sreekantan Nair Lalithambika, Kaan Atak, Robert Seidel, Antje Neubauer, Tim Brandenburg, Jie Xiao, Bernd Winter, Emad F Aziz
The electronic structure of the [Co(CN)6](3-) complex dissolved in water is studied using X-ray spectroscopy techniques. By combining electron and photon detection methods from the solutions ionized or excited by soft X-rays we experimentally identify chemical bonding between the metal center and the CN ligand. Non-resonant photoelectron spectroscopy provides solute electron binding energies, and nitrogen 1 s and cobalt 2p resonant core-level photoelectron spectroscopy identifies overlap between metal and ligand orbitals...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098167/electrocatalytic-activity-of-lithium-polysulfides-adsorbed-into-porous-tio2-coated-mwcnts-hybrid-structure-for-lithium-sulfur-batteries
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Xiulin He, Huijie Hou, Xiqing Yuan, Long Huang, Jingping Hu, Bingchuan Liu, Jingyi Xu, Jia Xie, Jiakuan Yang, Sha Liang, Xu Wu
Lithium-sulfur batteries have attracted great attention because of their high energy density, environmental friendliness, natural abundance and intrinsically low cost of sulfur. However, their commercial applications are greatly hindered by rapid capacity decay due to poor conductivity of electrode, fast dissolution of the intermediate polysulfides into the electrolyte, and the volume expansion of sulfur. Herein, we report a novel composite MWCNTs@TiO2-S nanostructure by grafting TiO2 onto the surface of MWCNTs, followed by incorporating sulfur into the composite...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097870/bicomponent-supramolecular-architectures-at-the-vacuum-solid-interface
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Xavier Bouju, Cristina Mattioli, Grégory Franc, Adeline Pujol, André Gourdon
This review aims at giving the readers the basic concepts needed to understand two-dimensional bimolecular organizations at the vacuum-solid interface. The first part describes and analyzes molecules-molecules and molecules-substrates interactions. The current limitations and needs in the understanding of these forces are also detailed. Then, a critical analysis of the past and recent advances in the field is presented by discussing most of the key papers describing bicomponents self-assembly on solid surface in an ultrahigh vacuum environment...
January 18, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097770/bond-strength-and-reactivity-scales-for-lewis-superacid-adducts-a-comparative-study-with-in-otf-3-and-al-otf-3
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Guillaume Compain Compain, Lauri Sikk, Lionel Massi, Jean-François Gal, Elisabet Duñach
Metal triflates, often called Lewis superacids, are potent catalysts for organic synthesis. However, the reactivity of a given Lewis superacid toward a given base is difficult to anticipate. A systematic screening of catalysts is often necessary when developing synthetic methodologies. Presented herein is the development of quantitative reactivity and bond strength scales by using mass spectrometry (MS). By applying collision induced dissociation (CID) technique to the adducts formed between Lewis superacids Al(OTf)3 or In(OTf)3 with a series of amides bases, including monodentate and bidentate ligands, different dissociation pathways were observed...
January 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094522/modulating-the-primary-and-secondary-coordination-spheres-within-a-series-of-co-ii-oh-complexes
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Jason R Jones, Joseph W Ziller, A S Borovik
The interplay between the primary and secondary coordination spheres is crucial to determining the properties of transition metal complexes. To examine these effects, a series of trigonal bipyramidal Co-OH complexes have been prepared with tripodal ligands that control both coordination spheres. The ligands contain a combination of either urea or sulfonamide groups that control the primary coordination sphere through anionic donors in the trigonal plane and the secondary coordination sphere through intramolecular hydrogen bonds...
January 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094506/superior-performance-of-artificial-nacre-based-on-graphene-oxide-nanosheets
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Yang Wang, Hao Yuan, Piming Ma, Huiyu Bai, Mingqing Chen, Weifu Dong, Yi Xie, Yogesh S Deshmukh
Natural nacre is well-known by its unique properties due to the well-recognized "brick and mortar" structure. Inspired by the natural nacre, graphene oxide (GO) was modified with dopamine in aqueous solution and then chemically reduced to yield polydopamine-capped reduce GO (PDG). The artificial nacre films of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and PDG presentating layered structure had been successfully constructed via vacuum-assisted assembly process, in which PDG and PVA acted as "bricks" and "mortar", respectively...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094346/development-of-interface-dominant-bulk-cu-v-nanolamellar-composites-by-cross-accumulative-roll-bonding
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L F Zeng, R Gao, Z M Xie, S Miao, Q F Fang, X P Wang, T Zhang, C S Liu
Traditional nanostructured metals are inherently comprised of a high density of high-energy interfaces that make this class of materials not stable in extreme conditions. Therefore, high performance bulk nanostructured metals containing stable interfaces are highly desirable for extreme environments applications. Here, we reported an attractive bulk Cu/V nanolamellar composite that was successfully developed by integrating interface engineering and severe plastic deformation techniques. The layered morphology and ordered Cu/V interfaces remained stable with respect to continued rolling (total strain exceeding 12)...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094232/comparative-evaluation-of-shear-bond-strength-of-metallic-brackets-bonded-with-two-different-bonding-agents-under-dry-conditions-and-with-saliva-contamination
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Mashallah Khanehmasjedi, Mohammad Ali Naseri, Samaneh Khanehmasjedi, Leila Basir
BACKGROUND: This study compared the shear bond strength of metallic brackets bonded with Single Bond and Assure bonding agents under dry and saliva-contamination conditions. METHODS: Sixty sound premolar teeth were selected, and stainless-steel brackets were bonded on enamel surfaces with Single Bond and Assure bonding agents under dry condition or with saliva contamination. Shear bond strength values of brackets were measured in a universal testing machine. The adhesive remnant index scores were determined after debonding of the brackets under a stereomicroscope...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094025/mechanical-and-microbiological-properties-and-drug-release-modeling-of-an-etch-and-rinse-adhesive-containing-copper-nanoparticles
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M F Gutiérrez, P Malaquias, T P Matos, A Szesz, S Souza, J Bermudez, A Reis, A D Loguercio, P V Farago
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of addition of copper nanoparticles (CN) at different concentrations into a two-step etch-and-rinse (2-ER) adhesive on antimicrobial activity (AMA), copper release (CR), ultimate tensile strength (UTS), degree of conversion (DC), water sorption (WS), solubility (SO), as well as the immediate (IM) and 1-year resin-dentin bond strength (μTBS) and nanoleakage (NL). METHODS: Seven adhesives were formulated according to the addition of CN (0, 0...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093333/characterization-of-oral-disintegrating-film-of-peanut-skin-extract-potential-route-for-buccal-delivery-of-phenolic-compounds
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Marcela Tedesco, Carla Monaco, Rosemary A Carvalho
This paper aimed to develop and characterize oral disintegrating films (ODF) based on gelatin and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) incorporated with peanut skin extract (PSE) as phenolic compounds vehicle. Films were prepared by casting technique varying the polymer ratio (GEL:HPMC 100:0, 25:75, 50:50, 75:25, 0:100) and PSE concentration (20 and 30g/100g film-forming solution). Formulations with high content of gelatin presented insoluble complex possibly due to cross-linking between gelatin and polyphenols...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092835/effects-of-the-central-potassium-ions-on-the-g-quadruplex-and-stabilizer-binding
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Zhiguo Wang, Jun-Ping Liu
Human telomeres undertake the structure of intra-molecular parallel G-quadruplex in the presence of K(+) in eukaryotic cell. Stabilization of the telomere G-quadruplex represents a potential strategy to prevent telomere lengthening by telomerase in cancer therapy. Current work demonstrates that the binding of central K(+) with the parallel G-quadruplex is a coordinated water directed step-wise process. The K(+) above the top G-tetrad is prone to leak into environment and the 5'-adenine quickly flips over the top G-tetrad, leading to the bottom gate of G-tetrads as the only viable pathway of K(+) binding...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092128/biomimetic-supramolecular-polymer-networks-exhibiting-both-toughness-and-self-recovery
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Ji Liu, Cindy Soo Yun Tan, Ziyi Yu, Yang Lan, Chris Abell, Oren A Scherman
Biomimetic supramolecular dual networks: By mimicking the structure/function model of titin, integration of dynamic cucurbit[8]uril mediated host-guest interactions with a trace amount of covalent cross-linking leads to hierarchical dual networks with intriguing toughness, strength, elasticity, and energy dissipation properties. Dynamic host-guest interactions can be dissociated as sacrificial bonds and their facile reformation results in self-recovery of the dual network structure as well as its mechanical properties...
January 16, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091442/fluoride-release-recharging-ability-and-bond-strength-of-glass-ionomer-cements-to-sound-and-caries-affected-dentin
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E Kucukyilmaz, S Savas, F Kavrik, B Yasa, M S Botsali
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the microtensile bond strength (μTBS) of different glass ionomer cements (GICs) on sound/caries-affected dentin and to assess the fluoride release/recharging ability. METHODS: After creating artificial caries lesions, teeth with sound and caries-affected dentin were assigned to be restored with one of the GICs: Ketac N100; GC Equia; GCP Glass Fill, and tested using a microtensile test. Ten of each material were prepared, and fluoride ion-release was measured at 10 different intervals...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090744/effects-of-different-hierarchical-hybrid-micro-nanostructure-surfaces-on-implant-osseointegration
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Bingkun Cheng, Qiang Niu, Yajun Cui, Wei Jiang, Yunzhuan Zhao, Liang Kong
BACKGROUND: Hierarchical hybrid micro/nanostructure implant surfaces are considered to better mimic the hierarchical structure of bone and the nanostructures substantively influence osseointegration through managing cell behaviors. PURPOSE: To enhance implant osseointegration for further clinical application, we evaluated the material properties and osseointegration effects of hierarchical surfaces with different nano-morphologies, using a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two representative surface fabrication methods, hydrofluoric (HF) acid etching combined with anodization (HF + AN) or magnetron sputtering (HF + MS), were selected...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090034/evaluation-of-sub-surface-penetration-and-bonding-durability-of-self-etching-primer-systems-to-er-yag-laser-treated-cervical-dentin
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Zhengdi He, Lingling Chen, Yasushi Shimada, Junji Tagami, Shuangchen Ruan
This study aimed to investigate self-etching bonding systems penetrating in sub-surface dentin layer after Er:YAG laser irradiation and micro-shear bonding durability over a period of 1 year. Dentin slices obtained from extracted human third molars were prepared. Two self-etching adhesive systems were evaluated: Clearfil SE Bond and Clearfil Tri-S Bond. Specimens were tested for micro-shear bond strength with one of the following treatments: Er:YAG laser irradiation and 600-grit silicon paper polishing at 24 h, 7 days, 6 months and 1 year...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089394/grinding-damage-assessment-for-cad-cam-restorative-materials
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Philippe Curran, Maria Cattani-Lorente, H W Anselm Wiskott, Stéphane Durual, Susanne S Scherrer
OBJECTIVES: To assess surface/subsurface damage after grinding with diamond discs on five CAD-CAM restorative materials and to estimate potential losses in strength based on crack size measurements of the generated damage. METHODS: The materials tested were: Lithium disilicate (LIT) glass-ceramic (e.max CAD), leucite glass-ceramic (LEU) (Empress CAD), feldspar ceramic (VM2) (Vita Mark II), feldspar ceramic-resin infiltrated (EN) (Enamic) and a composite reinforced with nano ceramics (LU) (Lava Ultimate)...
January 12, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089067/effect-of-mobile-phase-additives-on-solute-retention-at-low-aqueous-ph-in-hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography
#20
David V McCalley
Trifluoracetic acid (TFA) added to the aqueous acetonitrile mobile phase induces some unexpected changes in the ionic component of retention in hydrophilic interaction separations when using Type B silica and amide-bonded silica columns. TFA use results in anion exchange properties which contrast with the cation exchange typically found with ammonium salt buffers. The significant cation exchange properties of silica hydride columns are also moderated by TFA. Similar behaviour was shown in a metal- free amide column operated on a system washed with a metal complexing agent, suggesting that adsorbed metal cations were not responsible for this anion exchange behaviour...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
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