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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640639/alkaline-earth-centered-co-homologation-reduction-and-amine-carbonylation
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Mathew D Anker, Christos E Kefalidis, Yan Yang, Jian Fang, Michael S Hill, Mary F Mahon, Laurent Maron
Reactions of -diketiminato magnesium and calcium hydrides with 1 atmosphere of CO result in a reductive coupling process to produce the corresponding derivatives of the cis-ethenediolate dianion. Computational (DFT) analysis of this processes mediated by Ca, Sr and Ba highlight a common mechanism and a facility for the reaction that increases with increasing alkaline earth (Ae) atomic weight. Reaction of CO with PhSiH3 in the presence of the magnesium or calcium hydrides results in catalytic reduction to methylsilane and methylene silylether products respectively...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637189/assessment-of-whole-body-vibration-exposure-in-mining-earth-moving-equipment-and-other-vehicles-used-in-surface-mining
#2
Luz S Marin, Andres C Rodriguez, Estefany Rey-Becerra, Hugo Piedrahita, Lope H Barrero, Jack T Dennerlein, Peter W Johnson
This study characterized whole-body vibration exposures in a set of vehicles that operate in open-pit mines and compared three different daily exposure parameters based on the ISO 2631-1:1997 and ISO 2631-5:2004 standards. Full-shift, 6 to 12-hour, continuous whole-body vibration measurements were collected from 11 representative types of vehicles in terms of hours of operation and number of vehicles used. For each type of vehicle, the exposure parameters (A(8), VDV(8), and Sed(8)) were calculated for each axis (x, y, and z), and in addition, shear or horizontal (∑xy) and vector sum (∑xyx) whole-body vibration exposure...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636594/surface-tension-prevails-over-solute-effect-in-organic-influenced-cloud-droplet-activation
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Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Andreas Zuend, Ari Laaksonen, Kevin J Sanchez, Greg Roberts, Darius Ceburnis, Stefano Decesari, Matteo Rinaldi, Natasha Hodas, Maria Cristina Facchini, John H Seinfeld, Colin O' Dowd
The spontaneous growth of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) into cloud droplets under supersaturated water vapour conditions is described by classic Köhler theory. This spontaneous activation of CCN depends on the interplay between the Raoult effect, whereby activation potential increases with decreasing water activity or increasing solute concentration, and the Kelvin effect, whereby activation potential decreases with decreasing droplet size or increases with decreasing surface tension, which is sensitive to surfactants...
June 21, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636477/three-axial-evaluation-of-whole-body-vibration-in-agricultural-telehandlers-the-effects-of-an-active-cab-suspension-system
#4
Federica Caffaro, Christian Preti, Margherita Micheletti Cremasco, Eugenio Cavallo
Agricultural and earth-moving machinery operators are particularly exposed to whole body vibration (WBV), which has severe effects on health and affects comfort and performance. Few studies have investigated vibrational safety and comfort issues in telescopic handlers. These vehicles are widespread in many off-road applications-such as construction, agriculture and mining-used to handle loads and to lift persons and equipment. This study investigated the effects of an active hydro-pneumatic cab-suspension system fitted to a telehandler on a driver's vibration exposure along the x-, y- and z-axes, through both objective and subjective assessments...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636347/the-structure-and-dynamics-of-alginate-gels-crosslinked-by-polyvalent-ions-probed-via-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy
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Jiří Brus, Martina Urbanová, Jiri Czernek, Miroslava Pavelkova, Katerina Kubova, Jakub Vyslouzil, Sabina Abbrent, Rafal Konefal, Jiri Horsky, David Vetchy, Jan Vysloužil, Pavel Kulich
Alginate gels are an outstanding biomaterial widely applicable in tissue engineering, medicine, and pharmacy for cell transplantation, wound healing and efficient bioactive agent delivery, respectively. This contribution provides new and comprehensive insight into the atomic-resolution structure and dynamics of polyvalent ion-crosslinked alginate gels in microbead formulations. By applying various advanced solid-state NMR (ssNMR) spectroscopy techniques, we verified the homogenous distribution of the crosslinking ions in the alginate gels and the high degree of ion exchange...
June 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636329/metallic-element-chelated-tag-labeling-mectl-for-quantitation-of-n-glycans-in-maldi-ms
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Lijun Yang, Ye Peng, Jing Jiao, Tao Tao, Jun Yao, Ying Zhang, Haojie Lu
N-glycosylation plays an important role in chief biological and pathological processes. Quantifying the N-glycan is important since glycan alterations are related to many diseases. In this study, we developed a novel N-glycan quantitation approach using metallic element chelated tag labeling through reductive amination (MeCTL). The MeCTL strategy is of high labeling efficiency and accurate in quantitation with high reproducibility (CV<17.03%) and good linearity (R2>0.99) within two orders of magnitude of dynamic range...
June 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636053/evidence-of-bad-recycling-practices-bfrs-in-children-s-toys-and-food-contact-articles
#7
A Guzzonato, F Puype, S J Harrad
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) have been used intentionally in a wide range of plastics, but are now found in an even wider range of such materials (including children's toys and food contact articles) as a result of recycling practices that mix BFR-containing waste plastics with "virgin" materials. In this study Br was quantified in toy and food contact samples on the assumption that its concentration can be used as a metric for BFR contamination. Subsequently, compound specific determination of BFRs was performed to evaluate the validity of the aforementioned assumption, crucial to render rapid, inexpensive, in situ Br determination in non-laboratory environments (such as waste handling facilities) a viable option for sorting wastes according to their BFR content...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635625/soil-moisture-content-estimation-based-on-sentinel-1-and-auxiliary-earth-observation-products-a-hydrological-approach
#8
Dimitrios D Alexakis, Filippos-Dimitrios K Mexis, Anthi-Eirini K Vozinaki, Ioannis N Daliakopoulos, Ioannis K Tsanis
A methodology for elaborating multi-temporal Sentinel-1 and Landsat 8 satellite images for estimating topsoil Soil Moisture Content (SMC) to support hydrological simulation studies is proposed. After pre-processing the remote sensing data, backscattering coefficient, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), thermal infrared temperature and incidence angle parameters are assessed for their potential to infer ground measurements of SMC, collected at the top 5 cm. A non-linear approach using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) is tested...
June 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635483/student-life-imposter-syndrome
#9
Mandy Day-Calder
I will never forget the first time I stepped onto a ward as a nursing student in my freshly ironed new uniform. Everything was going well. This was it, I was living my dream. And then an older woman called out for a nurse, looked at me, and I froze. I wasn't a 'real' nurse, so what on earth was I to do?
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633133/optically-stimulated-luminescence-study-in-rare-earth-doped-srbpo5
#10
Sonali Gaikwad, R R Patil, M S Kulkarni, S V Moharil
Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) was studied in rare earth doped SrBPO5 for the possible applications in radiation dosimetry using optically stimulated luminescence. The study shows that the sensitivity of the Eu doped SrBPO5 shows good OSL and the sensitivity is comparable to that of Al2O3:C. It is observed that annealing has a profound effect on the OSL sensitivity. Slowly cooled Eu doped sample shows highest sensitivity and is 77% compared to that Al2O3:C whereas lowest sensitivity is observed in the quenched sample...
June 9, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633065/differential-accumulation-of-pahs-elements-and-pb-isotopes-by-five-lichen-species-from-the-athabasca-oil-sands-region-in-alberta-canada
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Joseph R Graney, Matthew S Landis, Keith J Puckett, William B Studabaker, Eric S Edgerton, Allan H Legge, Kevin E Percy
A 2014 case study investigated the relative accumulation efficiency of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), total sulfur (S), total nitrogen (N), major and minor elements and Pb isotopes in five common lichen species at three boreal forest sites in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta, Canada to identify the optimum lichen species for future biomonitoring. Differences in concentrations of PAHs, multiple elements, and Pb isotopes in fruticose (Bryoria furcellata, Cladina mitis, Evernia mesomorpha) and foliose (Hypogymnia physodes and Tuckermannopsis americana) lichens were found along a 100 km distance gradient from the primary oil sands operations...
June 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633032/animal-navigation-the-eel-s-magnetic-guide-to-the-gulf-stream
#12
Miguel Baltazar-Soares, Christophe Eizaguirre
The geographic distribution of migratory species can span thousands of kilometers. Yet, traits that enable large-scale migrations are poorly understood. A recent study demonstrates that juvenile eels use the Earth's magnetism for their dispersal, with possible implications for their evolution.
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632167/preparation-of-ce-and-la-doped-li%C3%A2-ti%C3%A2-o12-nanosheets-and-their-electrochemical-performance-in-li-half-cell-and-li%C3%A2-ti%C3%A2-o12-lifepo%C3%A2-full-cell-batteries
#13
Meng Qin, Yueming Li, Xiao-Jun Lv
This work reports on the synthesis of rare earth-doped Li₄Ti₅O12 nanosheets with high electrochemical performance as anode material both in Li half and Li₄Ti₅O12/LiFePO₄ full cell batteries. Through the combination of decreasing the particle size and doping by rare earth atoms (Ce and La), Ce and La doped Li₄Ti₅O12 nanosheets show the excellent electrochemical performance in terms of high specific capacity, good cycling stability and excellent rate performance in half cells. Notably, the Ce-doped Li₄Ti₅O12 shows good electrochemical performance as anode in a full cell which LiFePO₄ was used as cathode...
June 20, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631760/-astronauts-asteroids-and-the-universe-of-antithrombotic-therapies-in-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#14
Leonardo De Luca, Antonino Granatelli
A sensation of self-awareness on the relativity of our certainties comes over looking to the huge amount of data on antithrombotic therapies assessed in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). This sensation can be compared to the so-called "overview effect", a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit. In this review we will mention drugs floated like meteors in the Universe of STEMI treatment and we will discuss the body of evidence on oral and intravenous antithrombotic therapies for patients undergoing pPCI...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631435/polar-intermetallics-pr5co2ge3-and-pr7co2ge4-with-planar-hydrocarbon-like-metal-clusters
#15
Qisheng Lin, Kaiser Aguirre, Scott M Saunders, Timothy A Hackett, Yong Liu, Valentin Taufour, Durga Paudyal, Sergey Budko, Paul C Canfield, Gordon J Miller
Planar hydrocarbon-like metal clusters may foster new insights linking organic molecules with conjugated - bonding interactions and inorganic structures in terms of their bonding characteristics. However, such clusters are uncommon in polar intermetallics. Herein, we report two polar intermetallic phases, Pr5Co2Ge3 and Pr7Co2Ge4, both of which feature such planar metal clusters, viz., ethylene-like [Co2Ge4] clusters plus the concatenated forms and polyacene-like [Co2Ge2]n ribbons in Pr5Co2Ge3, and 1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene-like [Co4Ge6] cluster in Pr7Co2Ge4...
June 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631370/microbial-manganese-iii-reduction-fueled-by-anaerobic-acetate-oxidation
#16
Nadia Szeinbaum, Hui Lin, Jay A Brandes, Martial Taillefert, Jennifer B Glass, Thomas J DiChristina
Soluble manganese in the intermediate +III oxidation state (Mn(3+) ) is a newly identified oxidant in anoxic environments, whereas acetate is a naturally abundant substrate that fuels microbial activity. Microbial populations coupling anaerobic acetate oxidation to Mn(3+) reduction, however, have yet to be identified. We isolated a Shewanella strain capable of oxidizing acetate anaerobically with Mn(3+) as the electron acceptor, and confirmed this phenotype in other strains,. This metabolic connection between acetate and soluble Mn(3+) represents a new biogeochemical link between carbon and manganese cycles...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631363/experimental-evolution-of-bacillus-subtilis
#17
REVIEW
Daniel R Zeigler, Wayne L Nicholson
The endospore-forming bacteria have persisted on earth perhaps 3Ga, leveraging the flexibility of their distinctive lifestyle to adapt to a remarkably wide range of environments. This process of adaptation can be investigated through the simple but powerful technique of laboratory evolution. Evolved strains can be analyzed by whole genome sequencing and an array of omics technologies. The intensively studied, genetically tractable endospore-former, Bacillus subtilis, is an ideal subject for laboratory evolution experiments...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630912/a-nearly-water-saturated-mantle-transition-zone-inferred-from-mineral-viscosity
#18
Hongzhan Fei, Daisuke Yamazaki, Moe Sakurai, Nobuyoshi Miyajima, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Tomoo Katsura, Takafumi Yamamoto
An open question for solid-earth scientists is the amount of water in Earth's interior. The uppermost mantle and lower mantle contain little water because their dominant minerals, olivine and bridgmanite, have limited water storage capacity. In contrast, the mantle transition zone (MTZ) at a depth of 410 to 660 km is considered to be a potential water reservoir because its dominant minerals, wadsleyite and ringwoodite, can contain large amounts of water [up to 3 weight % (wt %)]. However, the actual amount of water in the MTZ is unknown...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630907/wind-invariant-saltation-heights-imply-linear-scaling-of-aeolian-saltation-flux-with-shear-stress
#19
Raleigh L Martin, Jasper F Kok
Wind-driven sand transport generates atmospheric dust, forms dunes, and sculpts landscapes. However, it remains unclear how the flux of particles in aeolian saltation-the wind-driven transport of sand in hopping trajectories-scales with wind speed, largely because models do not agree on how particle speeds and trajectories change with wind shear velocity. We present comprehensive measurements, from three new field sites and three published studies, showing that characteristic saltation layer heights remain approximately constant with shear velocity, in agreement with recent wind tunnel studies...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630902/comment-2-on-formation-of-the-isthmus-of-panama-by-o-dea-et-al
#20
Peter Molnar
O'Dea et al. challenged the inference that the Isthmus of Panama has been in place for the last 10 million years or more and from "an exhaustive review and reanalysis of geological, paleontological, and molecular records," they argued for a "formation of the Isthmus of Panama sensu stricto around 2.8 Ma." I review environmental changes since ~5 Ma throughout Earth, and I argue that environmental changes in the Central American-Caribbean region have been part of a concurrent, worldwide phenomenon that requires a global, not local, explanation...
June 2017: Science Advances
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