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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922642/influence-of-bi-doping-on-the-structure-and-photoluminescence-of-zno-phosphor-synthesized-by-the-combustion-method
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Trilok K Pathak, H C Swart, R E Kroon
Bismuth doped ZnO (BZO) phosphors have been synthesized by the combustion method. The effect of Bi doping up to 4mol% on the structural, morphological, optical and photoluminescence (PL) properties have been investigated. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the BZO phosphors had the hexagonal wurtzite structure. The nanocrystallite size decreased from 75 to 38nm as the Bi concentration increased up to 3mol%, but then increased slightly for 4mol% Bi. The chemical states of the synthesized BZO phosphors were investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and revealed the presence of both Bi(3+) and Bi(2+) charge states...
September 13, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922608/j-si-h-coupling-constants-of-activated-si-h-bonds
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Petra Meixner, Kilian Batke, Andreas Fischer, Dominik Schmitz, Georg Eickerling, Marcel Kalter, Klaus Ruhland, Klaus Eichele, José E Barquera-Lozada, Nicola P M Casati, Fabio Montisci, Piero Macchi, Wolfgang Scherer
We outline in this combined experimental and theoretical NMR study that sign and magnitude of J(Si,H) coupling constants provide reliable indicators to evaluate the extent of the oxidative addition of Si-H bonds in hydrosilane complexes. In combination with experimental electron density studies and MO analyses a simple structure-property relationship emerges: positive J(Si,H) coupling constants are observed in cases where M → L π-back-donation (M = transition metal; L = hydrosilane ligand) dominates. The corresponding complexes are located close to the terminus of the respective oxidative addition trajectory...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922501/formation-and-structural-diversity-of-organo-functionalized-tin-silver-selenide-clusters
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Stefanie Dehnen, Niklas Rinn, Lukas Guggolz, Katharina Gries, Kerstin Volz, Jürgen Senker
When reacting the organic functionalized tin selenide clusters [(SnR1)3Se4Cl] (A, R1 = CMe2CH2C(O)Me) or [(SnR1)4Se6] (B) with (SiMe3)2Se and [Ag(PPh3)3Cl] at -78°C in CH2Cl2, a microcrystalline, intermediate (compound 1) precipitates, which was investigated by magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, and quantum chemistry. From these studies, a suggestion about its identity was derived. Compound 1 re-dissolves under reorganization into the organo-functionalized Ag/Sn/Se cluster compound [Ag6(μ6 Se)(Ag8Se12){(R1Sn)2Se2}6] (2), or the mixed-valence cluster [(AgPPh3)2(SnIICl)2Se2{(R1SnIV)2Se2}2] (3), depending on the presence or the exclusion of daylight, respectively...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922481/photo-induced-assembly-of-a-luminescent-tetraruthenium-square
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Baptiste Laramée-Milette, Francesco Nastasi, Fausto Puntoriero, Sebastiano Campagna, Garry S Hanan
Self-assembly is a powerful synthetic tool that has led to the development of one-, two- and three-dimensional architectures. From MOFs to molecular flasks, self-assembled materials have proven to be of great interest to the scientific community. Here we describe a strategy for the construction and de-construction of a supramolecular structure through unprecedented photo-induced assembly and dis-assembly. The combination of two approaches, a [n×1]-directional bonding strategy and a ligand photo-dissociation strategy, allows the photo-induced assembly of a polypyridyl Ru(II) precursor into a discrete molecular square...
September 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922453/disruption-of-human-stratum-corneum-lipid-structure-by-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate
#5
Kaori Yanase, Ichiro Hatta
OBJECTIVE: Surfactants are major ingredients of body soaps and cleansers. Among them, harsh ones have been demonstrated to damage the skin. Stratum corneum (SC), the outermost barrier of skin layer, is rich in intercellular lipids. This lipid structure can be disrupted by surfactants, impairing the barrier function of the skin. Thus, we investigated the surfactant-induced disruption of the intercellular lipid structure of human SC at the molecular level using synchrotron X-ray diffraction...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921973/evans-showell-type-polyoxometalates-constructing-high-dimensional-inorganic-organic-hybrid-compounds-with-copper-organic-coordination-complexes-synthesis-and-oxidation-catalysis
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Haiyan An, Yujiao Hou, Lin Wang, Yumeng Zhang, Wei Yang, ShenZhen Chang
Four new hybrid architectures containing a [Co2Mo10H4O38](6-) polyoxoanion, (en)[Cu3(ptz)4(H2O)4][Co2Mo10H4O38]·24H2O (1), (Hbim)2[{Cu(bim)2(H2O)2}2{Co2Mo10H4O38}]·5H2O (2), H2[Cu(dpdo)3(H2O)4][{Cu2(dpdo)3(H2O)4(CH3CN)}2{Co2Mo10H4O38}2]·9H2O (3), and (H2bpp)4[{Cu(H2O)2}{NaCo2Mo10H4O38}2]·10H2O (4), where ptz = 5-(4-pyridyl)-1H-tetrazole, en = ethylenediamine, bim = benzimidazole, dpdo = 4,4'-bipyridine-N,N'-dioxide, and bpp = 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane, have been prepared and characterized through elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, IR spectroscopy, and powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921964/versatile-synthetic-route-for-%C3%AE-functionalized-chlorins-and-porphyrins-by-varying-the-size-of-michael-donors-syntheses-photophysical-and-electrochemical-redox-properties
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Nivedita Chaudhri, Nitika Grover, Muniappan Sankar
One-pot facile synthesis and characterization of novel β-substituted meso-tetraphenylporphyrins and/or chlorins were described. The high regioselective reactivity of active methylene compounds in Michael addition reaction was reported to access β-substituted trans-chlorins. Size-dependent approach was applied for the fine-tuning of product formation from porphyrins to chlorins. Notably, we were able to isolate mono/trisubstituted porphyrin and/or di/tetra-substituted chlorin from one-pot synthesis for the first time in porphyrin chemistry...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921949/effects-of-high-temperature-and-thermal-cycling-on-the-performance-of-perovskite-solar-cells-acceleration-of-charge-recombination-and-deterioration-of-charge-extraction
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Arif D Sheikh, Rahim Munir, Md Azimul Haque, Ashok Bera, Weijin Hu, Parvez Shaikh, Aram Amassian, Tom Wu
In this work, we investigated the effects of high operating temperature and thermal cycling on the photovoltaic performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with a typical mesostructured (m)-TiO2-CH3NH3PbI3-xClx-spiro-OMeTAD architecture. After carrying out temperature-dependent grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering (GIWAXS), in-situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) and optical absorption experiments, thermal durability of PSCs was tested by subjecting the devices to repetitive heating to 70 °C and cooling to room temperature (20 °C)...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921832/synthesis-and-bioactivity-assessment-of-high-silica-content-quaternary-glasses-with-ca-p-ratios-of-1-5-and-1-67-made-by-a-rapid-sol-gel-process
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Basam A E Ben-Arfa, Hugo R Fernandes, Isabel M Miranda Salvado, José M F Ferreira, Robert C Pullar
Sol-gel glasses in quaternary silica-sodium-calcium-phosphorous systems have been synthesised using a rotary evaporator for rapid drying without ageing. This novel fast drying method drastically decreases the total drying and ageing time from several weeks to only 1 hour, thus overcoming a serious drawback in sol-gel preparation procedures for bioglasses. This work investigates the bioactivity behaviour of two glasses synthesised by this fast method, with Ca:P ratios of 1.5, and 1.67. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Inductive coupled plasma (ICP), Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy were used to confirm the bioactivity of the synthesised powders...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921824/characterization-of-lacquer-films-from-the-middle-and-late-chinese-warring-states-period-476-221bc
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P J Jin, Y L Hu, Z B Ke
The famous lacquer wares excavated from the Jiuliandun Tombs of the middle and late Warring States period (476-221 BC) were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy/energy as well as dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS), Raman spectroscopy (RS), optical microscopy (OM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed a multilayer structure in the lacquer film, including a Qihui layer (a layer made of lacquer and various plasters), undercoat layer (or finishing coat) and colored paint layer mixed with various inorganic particles, such as quartz (SiO2 ) and hydroxyapatite [Ca5 (PO4 )3 (OH)], as fillers in the Qihui layers or orpiment (As2 S3 ) and cinnabar (HgS), which were used as a yellow or red pigment, respectively...
September 18, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921782/estimate-your-dose-raddose-3d
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Charles S Bury, Jonathan C Brooks-Bartlett, Steven P Walsh, Elspeth F Garman
We present the current status of RADDOSE-3D, a software tool allowing the estimation of the dose absorbed in a macromolecular crystallography diffraction experiment. The code allows a temporal and spatial dose contour map to be calculated for a crystal of any geometry and size as it is rotated in an X-ray beam, and gives several summary dose values: among them diffraction weighted dose. This allows experimenters to plan data collections which will minimise radiation damage effects by spreading the absorbed dose more homogeneously, and thus to optimise the use of their crystals...
September 16, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920993/cobalt-ii-containing-liquid-metal-salts-for-electrodeposition-of-cobalt-and-electrochemical-nanoparticle-formation
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Jeroen Sniekers, Pieter Geysens, João C Malaquías, Tom Vander Hoogerstraete, Luc Van Meervelt, Jan Fransaer, Koen Binnemans
Cobalt(ii)-containing liquid metal salts (LMS) with N-alkylimidazole ligands and bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (bistriflimide, Tf2N(-)) or methanesulfonate (mesylate, OMs(-)) anions were synthesized and characterized. The chain length of the alkyl side chain on the imidazole ligand was varied. All compounds were characterized using CHN analysis, DSC and FTIR measurements. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements were performed on six of the compounds for which single crystals of good quality could be obtained...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920977/axial-substitution-of-a-precursor-resulted-in-two-high-energy-copper-ii-complexes-with-superior-detonation-performances
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Xin Li, Qi Yang, Qing Wei, Gang Xie, Sanping Chen, Shengli Gao
The design and synthesis of explosives with high performance, good thermal stability, and low sensitivity is an important subject for the development of energetic materials. Energetic complexes have recently emerged as a promising energetic material form. As one of the representatives, [Cu(Htztr)2(H2O)2]n (H2tztr = 3-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-1H-triazole) was previously reported with good energetic performance, outstanding thermostability (Tdec = 345 °C) and low sensitivity to impact and friction stimuli. However, due to the existence of water molecules, its effective energy density is remarkably decreased, resulting in a diminished detonation performance...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920686/high-pressure-synthesis-of-the-cobalt-pyrochlore-oxide-pb2co2o7-with-large-cation-mixed-occupancy
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Junye Yang, Jianhong Dai, Zhehong Liu, Runze Yu, Hajime Hojo, Zhiwei Hu, Tunwen Pi, Yunliang Soo, Changqing Jin, Masaki Azuma, Youwen Long
The novel A2B2O7-type compound Pb2Co2O7 was synthesized at 8 GPa and 1673 K. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction shows a cubic pyrochlore structure with space group Fd3̅m. Rietveld structural analysis reveals a large cation mixed occupancy at both A and B sites by about 40%, the greatest value found in the pyrochlore family. In combination with the X-ray absorption spectroscopy results, the specific chemical composition and charge states are determined to be (Co0.6Pb0.4)(3+)2(Pb0.6Co0.4)(4+)2O7, in which both the A-site Co(3+) and the B-site Co(4+) are low-spin...
September 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920626/mononuclear-salen-gallium-complexes-for-iso-selective-ring-opening-polymerization-rop-of-rac-lactide
#15
David Specklin, Christophe Fliedel, Frédéric Hild, Samir Mameri, Lydia Karmazin, Corinne Bailly, Samuel Dagorne
A series of mononuclear salen-supported gallium amido/alkoxide derivatives were prepared and structurally characterized and subsequently used as initiators in rac-lactide ring-opening polymerisation (ROP). The reaction of variously substituted salen ligands (1a-1f) with 0.5 equiv. of Ga2(NMe2)6 allowed the isolation of the corresponding (salen)Ga-NMe2 chelates (2b-2d, 2f) via an amine elimination route, as poorly soluble compounds in common solvents. The (salen)Ga-OBn derivatives (3a-3e) may be readily accessed by an amine-elimination/alcoholysis sequence and the molecular structures of 3a, 3d and 3e were confirmed through X-ray crystallography diffraction analysis...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920617/thermal-conductivity-of-a-perovskite-type-metal-organic-framework-crystal
#16
Wilarachchige D C B Gunatilleke, Kaya Wei, Zheng Niu, Lukasz Wojtas, George Nolas, Shengqian Ma
We report for the first time the investigation of thermal conductivity for a perovskite-type MOF crystal. In situ single crystal X-ray diffraction technology was employed to track the phase transition of a newly synthesized perovskite MOF. The perovskite MOF crystal exhibits a low thermal conductivity of 1.3 W (K m)(-1) in comparison to most of the bulk crystal materials at room temperature.
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919752/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-induce-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#17
Ding-Ping Bai, Xi-Feng Zhang, Guo-Liang Zhang, Yi-Fan Huang, Sangiliyandi Gurunathan
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are frequently used in industrial products such as paint, surface coating, and cosmetics, and recently, they have been explored in biologic and biomedical applications. Therefore, this study was undertaken to investigate the effect of ZnO NPs on cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and autophagy in human ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3). METHODS: ZnO NPs with a crystalline size of 20 nm were characterized with various analytical techniques, including ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919741/extracellular-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-the-cell-free-filtrate-of-nematophagous-fungus-duddingtonia-flagrans
#18
Laryssa Pinheiro Costa Silva, Jairo Pinto Oliveira, Wanderson Juvencio Keijok, André Romero da Silva, Anderson Rocha Aguiar, Marco Cesar Cunegundes Guimarães, Carolina Magri Ferraz, Jackson Victor Araújo, Fernando Luiz Tobias, Fábio Ribeiro Braga
The biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles (NPs) using biological systems such as fungi has evolved to become an important area of nanobiotechnology. Herein, we report for the first time the extracellular synthesis of highly stable silver NPs (AgNPs) using the nematophagous fungus Duddingtonia flagrans (AC001). The fungal cell-free filtrate was analyzed by the Bradford method and 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid assay and used to synthesize the AgNPs in the presence of a 1 mM AgNO3 solution. They have been characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, Zeta potential measurements, Fourier-transform infrared, and Raman spectroscopes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919740/low-toxic-maghemite-nanoparticles-for-theranostic-applications
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Elena A Kuchma, Peter V Zolotukhin, Anna A Belanova, Mikhail A Soldatov, Tatiana A Lastovina, Stanislav P Kubrin, Anatoliy V Nikolsky, Lidia I Mirmikova, Alexander V Soldatov
BACKGROUND: Iron oxide nanoparticles have numerous and versatile biological properties, ranging from direct and immediate biochemical effects to prolonged influences on tissues. Most applications have strict requirements with respect to the chemical and physical properties of such agents. Therefore, developing rational design methods of synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles remains of vital importance in nanobiomedicine. METHODS: Low toxic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for theranostic applications in oncology having spherical shape and maghemite structure were produced using the fast microwave synthesis technique and were fully characterized by several complementary methods (transmission electron microscopy [TEM], X-ray diffraction [XRD], dynamic light scattering [DLS], X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy [XPS], X-ray absorption near edge structure [XANES], Mossbauer spectroscopy, and HeLa cells toxicity testing)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919525/gelatin-stabilization-of-quantum-dots-for-improved-stability-and-biocompatibility
#20
Sundararajan Parani, Kannaiyan Pandian, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi
We herein report an aqueous synthesis of gelatin stabilized CdTe/CdS/ZnS (CSSG) core/double shell quantum dots (QDs) with improved biocompatibility. The as-synthesized QDs were characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopic techniques, x-ray diffraction technique (XRD), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The CSSG QDs revealed high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) with excellent stability over a period of one year and retained 90% of its initial PLQY without any aggregation or precipitation under ambient condition...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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