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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535413/controllable-synthesis-and-luminescent-properties-of-rare-earth-doped-gd2-moo4-3-nanoplates
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Lei Zhang, Bohua Dong, Guohua Wang, Rongjie Gao, Ge Su, Wei Wang, Lixin Cao
For the first time, we have successfully synthesized rare-earth doped Gd2(MoO4)3: RE(3+) (RE=Eu, Tb) nanoplates by solvothermal method. The morphology of Gd2(MoO4)3 can be manipulated by changing the reaction times and reaction temperatures. The composition and surface morphology have been investigated by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. Under the excitation of UV, Photoluminescence (PL) has been used to explore the excellent luminescence properties of the synthesized nanophosphors...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535125/preparation-and-characterization-of-adefovir-dipivoxil-stearic-acid-cocrystal-with-enhanced-physicochemical-properties
#2
Jeong-Woong Seo, Kyu-Min Hwang, Sung-Hoon Lee, Dong-Wook Kim, Eun-Seok Park
The objectives of this study were to prepare cocrystal composed of adefovir dipivoxil (AD) and stearic acid (SA) and to investigate the enhanced properties of the cocrystal. The cocrystal was prepared by antisolvent precipitation and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The enhanced properties were evaluated by dissolution testing, permeability studies, and powder rheology analysis...
May 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535060/cinnamomols-a-and-b-immunostimulative-diterpenoids-with-a-new-carbon-skeleton-from-the-leaves-of-cinnamomum-cassia
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Lei Zhou, Yali Tuo, Yi Hao, Xiaoman Guo, Wei Tang, Yongbo Xue, Junfen Zeng, Yu Zhou, Ming Xiang, Jianping Zuo, Guangmin Yao, Yonghui Zhang
Two diterpenoids with an unprecedented diterpene carbon skeleton, cinnamomols A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the leaves of Cinnamomum cassia. 1 and 2 feature a cage-like, rigid, 5/5/5/5/5/6-fused hexacyclic ring system. The structures of 1 and 2 were established by extensive spectroscopic techniques and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and their plausible biosynthetic pathways were proposed. 1 and 2 exhibited significant in vitro immunostimulative activity, and the mode of action of 1 was investigated...
May 23, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535039/deposition-of-gold-nanotriangles-in-large-scale-close-packed-monolayers-for-x-ray-based-temperature-calibration-and-sers-monitoring-of-plasmon-driven-catalytic-reactions
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Ferenc Liebig, Radwan M Sarhan, Mathias Sander, Wouter A Koopman, Roman Schuetz, Matias Bargheer, Joachim Koetz
Anisotropic plasmonic particles such as gold nanotriangles have extraordinary structural, optical and physico-chemical properties. For many applications in different fields it is essential to prepare them in a chemically and physically stable, structurally well-defined manner, e.g., as large and uniform coverage on a substrate. We present a direct method for the large scale close-packed monolayer formation of edge-to-edge ordered, ultrathin crystalline gold nanotriangles on Si-wafers or quartz glass via the transfer of these asymmetric particles to the air-liquid interface after adding ethanol-toluene mixtures without any subsequent surface functionalization...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535032/applying-thienyl-side-chains-and-different-%C3%AF-bridge-to-aromatic-side-chain-substituted-indacenodithiophene-based-small-molecule-donors-for-high-performance-organic-solar-cells
#5
Jin-Liang Wang, Kai-Kai Liu, Sha Liu, Feng Liu, Hongbin Wu, Yong Cao, Thomas P Russell
A pair of linear tetrafluorinated small molecular donors, named as ThIDTTh4F and ThIDTSe4F, which are with tetrathienyl-substituted IDT as electron-rich central core, electron-deficient difluorobenzothiadiazole as acceptor units, and donor end-capping groups, but having differences in the π-bridge (thiophene and selenophene), were successfully synthesized and evaluated as donor materials in organic solar cells. Such π-bridge and core units in these small molecules play a decisive role in the formation of the nanoscale separation of the blend films, which were systematically investigated through absorption spectra, grazing incidence X-ray diffraction pattern, transmission electron microscopy images, resonant soft X-ray scattering profiles, and charge mobility measurement...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534923/divergent-syntheses-of-iodinated-isobenzofuranones-and-isochromenones-by-iodolactonization-of-2-alkynylbenzoic-acids-in-ionic-liquids
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Raffaella Mancuso, Christian C Pomelli, Francesco Malafronte, Asif Maner, Nadia Marino, Cinzia Chiappe, Bartolo Gabriele
The regiochemical outcome of the iodolactonization of 2-alkynylbenzoic acids, carried out at 100 °C in ionic liquids (ILs) as unconventional solvents and with molecular iodine as the iodine source, in the absence of external bases, was found to be strongly dependent on the nature of the IL medium. In particular, while the use of N-ethyl-N-methylmorpholinium dicyanamide (Mor1,2N(CN)2) promoted the stereoselective formation of (E)-3-(iodomethylene)isobenzofuran-1(3H)-ones, through an anti-5-exo-dig cyclization route, the use of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate (EmimEtSO4) tended to favor the 6-endo-dig cyclization mode, with preferential or selective formation of 4-iodo-1H-isochromen-1-ones...
May 23, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534636/annealing-induced-shape-transformation-of-czts-nanorods-based-thin-films
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Govind Rajesh, Natarajan Muthukumarasamy, Dhayalan Velauthapillai, Sudip Kumar K Batabyal
Here we studied the annealing induced shape transformation of 1-D Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanorods from nanospheres and nanocubes by simple sol-gel method without using any toxic chemicals or complicated vacuum based technology. X-ray diffraction pattern and Raman Spectra reveals the formation of Kesterite structure CZTS thin films. The energy dispersive X-ray analysis results indicate the presence of Cu, Zn, Sn and S. The elemental distribution of all the CZTS samples was studied using elemental mapping. The Hall effect studies of the CZTS thin film composed of nanorods exhibits the lowest resistivity values which indicates efficient charge transfer for unidirectional structure...
May 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534299/adsorption-onto-mesoporous-silica-using-supercritical-fluid-technology-improves-dissolution-rate-of-carbamazepine-a-poorly-soluble-compound
#8
Aditya V Gandhi, Priyanka Thipsay, Bharat Kirthivasan, Emilio Squillante
The purpose of this research was to design and characterize an immediate-release formulation of carbamazepine (CBZ), a poorly soluble anti-epileptic drug, using a porous silica carrier. Carbon dioxide in its supercritical state (2000 psi, 30-35°C) was used as an anti-solvent to precipitate CBZ onto two particle size variants of silica. Adsorption isotherms were used as a pre-formulation strategy to select optimum ratios of silica and CBZ. The obtained drug-silica formulations were characterized by dissolution studies, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
May 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534298/formulation-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-bioactive-mesoporous-silica-with-doxorubicin-and-metronidazole-intended-for-bone-treatment-and-regeneration
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Katarzyna Czarnobaj, Magdalena Prokopowicz, Wiesław Sawicki
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surface mineralization activity and in vitro drug behavior potential of two forms of mesoporous silica: powder and granulate. Ordered mesoporous SiO2 powder was synthesized by surfactant-assisted sol-gel process using tetraethoxysilane as a silica precursor and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide as the structure-directing agent. The granulate was prepared using silica powder and ethyl cellulose as a binding agent. Metronidazole (MT)-an anti-inflammatory substance and doxorubicin hydrochloride (ChD)-an anti-cancer drug were chosen as drug models for delivery studies...
May 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534282/template-free-synthesis-of-phosphate-based-spheres-via-modified-supersaturated-phosphate-buffer-solutions
#10
Tao Qin, Yuanyuan Han, Peng Zhang, Ishtiaq Hassan Wani, Fredrik Nikolajeff, Klaus Leifer, Håkan Engqvist
Modified supersaturated phosphate buffer solutions were used to synthesize phosphate-based spheres, including calcium phosphate (CaP), strontium phosphate (SrP) and barium phosphate (BaP). A series of ions concentrations in the modified phosphate buffer solutions were investigated in order to study their effects in precipitates morphologies. During synthesis, it was found that magnesium was the key factor in sphere formation. The morphologies of calcium phosphate, strontium phosphate and barium phosphate precipitates varied as the concentration of magnesium ions varied...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533825/in-situ-mems-testing-correlation-of-high-resolution-x-ray-diffraction-with-mechanical-experiments-and-finite-element-analysis
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REVIEW
Andreas Schifferle, Alex Dommann, Antonia Neels
New methods are needed in microsystems technology for evaluating microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) because of their reduced size. The assessment and characterization of mechanical and structural relations of MEMS are essential to assure the long-term functioning of devices, and have a significant impact on design and fabrication. Within this study a concept for the investigation of mechanically loaded MEMS materials on an atomic level is introduced, combining high-resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD) measurements with finite element analysis (FEA) and mechanical testing...
2017: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533680/preparation-characterization-and-in-vitro-vivo-studies-of-oleanolic-acid-loaded-lactoferrin-nanoparticles
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Xiaojing Xia, Haowei Liu, Huixia Lv, Jing Zhang, Jianping Zhou, Zhiying Zhao
Oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpene, is used to safely and economically treat hepatopathy. However, OA, a Biopharmaceutics Classification System IV category drug, has low bioavailability owing to low solubility (<1 μg/mL) and biomembrane permeability. We developed a novel OA nanoparticle (OA-NP)-loaded lactoferrin (Lf) nanodelivery system with enhanced in vitro OA dissolution and improved oral absorption and bioavailability. The OA-NPs were prepared using NP albumin-bound technology and characterized using dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and in vitro dissolution test...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533535/tail-tubular-protein-a-a-dual-function-tail-protein-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteriophage-kp32
#13
Anna Pyra, Ewa Brzozowska, Krzysztof Pawlik, Andrzej Gamian, Miroslawa Dauter, Zbigniew Dauter
Tail tubular protein A (TTPA) is a structural tail protein of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteriophage KP32, and is responsible for adhering the bacteriophage to host cells. For the first time, we found that TTPA also exhibits lytic activity towards capsular exopolysaccharide (EPS) of the multiresistant clinical strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae, PCM2713, and thus should be regarded as a dual-function macromolecule that exhibits both structural and enzymatic actions. Here, we present our crystallographic and enzymatic studies of TTPA...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533513/strain-engineered-pyrochlore-at-high-pressure
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Dylan R Rittman, Katlyn M Turner, Sulgiye Park, Antonio F Fuentes, Changyong Park, Rodney C Ewing, Wendy L Mao
Strain engineering is a promising method for next-generation materials processing techniques. Here, we use mechanical milling and annealing followed by compression in diamond anvil cell to tailor the intrinsic and extrinsic strain in pyrochlore, Dy2Ti2O7 and Dy2Zr2O7. Raman spectroscopy, X-ray pair distribution function analysis, and X-ray diffraction were used to characterize atomic order over short-, medium-, and long-range spatial scales, respectively, under ambient conditions. Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction were further employed to interrogate the material in situ at high pressure...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532176/synthesis-of-n-alkylated-chitosan-and-its-interactions-with-blood
#15
Yuchen Huang, Yi Zhang, Longbao Feng, Liumin He, Rui Guo, Wei Xue
When hydrophobically modified chitosan (HM-CHI) comes into contact with red blood cells (RBCs), it can cause agglomeration. This property leads HM-CHI to be a potential agent to form a rapid haemostatic plug to stop bleeding at wound sites. In this study, we investigated the properties of the HM-CHI biopolymer to act as an agent that rapidly clots blood. We have examined the synthesis and structural characteristics of HM-CHI - blood substances using X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and elemental analysis...
May 22, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532127/investigation-of-free-standing-plasmonic-mesoporous-ag-cmk-8-nafion-composite-membrane-for-the-removal-of-organic-pollutants-with-254-nm-uv-irradiation
#16
Chuan Ming Tseng, Hsin Liang Chen, Sz Nian Lai, Ming Shiung Chen, Chien Jung Peng, Chia Jui Li, Wei Hsuan Hung
"Carbon-based material" has demonstrated a great potential on water purification due to its strong physical adsorption to organic pollutants in the water. Three-dimensional cubic ordered mesoporous carbon (CMK-8), one of the well-known ordered mesoporous carbons, was prepared by using nanocasting method with mesoporous silica (KIT-6) as the template. In this study, CMK-8 blended with Nafion polymer to form a free-standing mesoporous CMK-8-Nafion composite membrane. The synthesis of high crystallinity CMK-8 was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532117/optimization-for-extracellular-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-by-penicillium-aculeatum-su1-and-their-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxic-effect-compared-with-silver-ions
#17
Liang Ma, Wei Su, Jian-Xin Liu, Xiao-Xi Zeng, Zhi Huang, Wen Li, Zheng-Chun Liu, Jian-Xin Tang
The present study addresses an eco-friendly and energy-saving method for extracellular biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a cell free filtrate of the fungus strain Penicillium aculeatum Su1 as a reducing agent. Parametric optimization of the biosynthesis process demonstrated different effects on the size, distribution, yield, and synthesis rate of biosynthesized AgNPs. The transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurements demonstrated that AgNPs were spherical or approximately spherical, with a size between 4 and 55nm...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532098/mechanical-behavior-of-yttria-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia-polycrystalline-ceramic-after-different-zirconia-surface-treatments
#18
Joao Luiz Pozzobon, Gabriel Kalil Rocha Pereira, Vinicius Felipe Wandscher, Lucio Strazzabosco Dorneles, Luiz Felipe Valandro
This study investigated the effects of different zirconia surface conditioning methods on the biaxial flexure strength, surface characteristics and fractographic analysis of a Y-TZP ceramic. Disc-shaped specimens were manufactured according to ISO 6872-2008 for biaxial flexure strength testing, and then randomly assigned into seven groups (n=30). Control (CTRL): without treatment; Tribochemical silica coating (TBS): specimens were sandblasted with silica-coated aluminum oxide particles (CoJet-Sand) for 10s; Silica nanofilm (SNF): specimens were silica coated with a 5nm SiO2 nanofilm; and four protocols of low-fusing porcelain glaze (GLZ): etching with 10% hydrofluoric acid gel (HF) for 1min (GLZ1), 5min (GLZ5), 10min (GLZ10) and 15min (GLZ15)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532096/preparation-of-nanocrystalline-forsterite-by-combustion-of-different-fuels-and-their-comparative-in-vitro-bioactivity-dissolution-behaviour-and-antibacterial-studies
#19
Rajan Choudhary, Prasanth Manohar, Jana Vecstaudza, Maria Josefa Yáñez-Gascón, Horacio Pérez Sánchez, Ramesh Nachimuthu, Janis Locs, Sasikumar Swamiappan
This study presents different fuels (Glycine and Urea) that can be used to synthesize nanocrystalline forsterite by the sol-gel combustion method. The weight change of precursor during thermal treatment was studied by thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). Pure forsterite was characterized by heating microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller, Scanning Electron Microscopy, and Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The HAP (hydroxyapatite) deposition ability, degradation and dissolution behaviour of forsterite was examined in simulated body fluid (SBF)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532088/mussel-inspired-surface-modification-of-titania-nanotubes-as-a-novel-drug-delivery-system
#20
Negin Khoshnood, Ali Zamanian, Abouzar Massoudi
Titania nanotubes (TNTs) have attracted considerable attention for the development of new devices for local drug delivery applications. In this study TNTs were synthesized by hydrothermal method from titania nanoparticles and then the surface of TNTs were functionalized by in situ polymerization of bioinspired polydopamine (PDA). The proposed strategies emphasized on remarkable properties of these materials and their unique combination to design local drug delivery system with advanced performance. The samples were characterized using Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM), X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and surface area analysis (BET)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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