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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098414/integrated-photo-grafted-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-with-a-cellulose-acetate-membrane-for-the-extraction-of-melamine-from-dry-milk-before-hplc-analysis
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Behrouz Akbari-Adergani, Gholam-Hossein Sadeghian, Alireza Alimohammadi, Zahra Esfandiari
In this study, a new separation technique based on membrane extraction is described for the determination of melamine in dry milk. The water-compatible cellulose acetate membrane, which is photo-grafted by melamine imprinted nanospheres, was prepared by placing the membrane into the polymerization solution containing methacrylic acid as functional monomer, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as cross-linker, acetonitrile as porogen and melamine as the template molecule. The characterization of the polymeric membrane was performed by Fourier transmission infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098350/endogenous-circadian-rhythms-in-pigment-composition-induce-changes-in-photochemical-efficiency-in-plant-canopies
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José Ignacio García-Plazaola, Beatriz Fernández-Marín, Juan Pedro Ferrio, Josu G Alday, Günter Hoch, Damien Landais, Alexandru Milcu, David T Tissue, Jordi Voltas, Arthur Gessler, Jacques Roy, Víctor Resco de Dios
There is increasing evidence that the circadian clock is a significant driver of photosynthesis that becomes apparent when environmental cues are experimentally held constant. We studied whether the composition of photosynthetic pigments is under circadian regulation, and whether pigment oscillations lead to rhythmic changes in photochemical efficiency. To address these questions, canopies of bean and cotton were maintained, after an entrainment phase, under constant (light or darkness) conditions for 30-48 h...
January 18, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098263/a-lab-on-a-chip-for-monolith-based-preconcentration-and-electrophoresis-separation-of-phosphopeptides
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Monica Araya-Farias, Szymon Dziomba, Benjamin Carbonnier, Mohamed Guerrouache, Ichraf Ayed, Nacera Aboud, Myriam Taverna, N Thuy Tran
A microdevice combining online preconcentration and separation of phosphopeptides was developed in a glass microchip. An ethylene glycol methacrylate phosphate (EGMP), acrylamide (AM) and bisacrylamide (BAA) based monolith was synthesized within microchannels through a photo-driven process. Morphological investigations revealed a homogeneous monolithic structure composed of uniform nodules (∼0.8 μm), with a large pore volume (0.62 cm(3) g(-1)) and sufficiently high specific surface area (34.1 m(2) g(-1))...
January 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098242/merr-and-chrr-mediate-blue-light-induced-photo-oxidative-stress-response-at-the-transcriptional-level-in-vibrio-cholerae
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Mehmet Tardu, Selma Bulut, Ibrahim Halil Kavakli
Blue light (BL) is a major environmental factor that affects the physiology, behavior, and infectivity of bacteria as it contributes to the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) while increasing photo-oxidative stress in cells. However, precise photo-oxidative response mechanism in non-phototrophic bacteria is yet to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effect of BL in Vibrio cholerae by using genetics and transcriptome profiling. Genome-wide analysis revealed that transcription of 6.3% of V...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098229/novel-synthesis-of-zno-pmma-nanocomposites-for-photocatalytic-applications
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Alessandro Di Mauro, Maria Cantarella, Giuseppe Nicotra, Giovanna Pellegrino, Antonino Gulino, Maria Violetta Brundo, Vittorio Privitera, Giuliana Impellizzeri
The incorporation of nanostructured photocatalysts in polymers is a strategic way to obtain novel water purification systems. This approach takes the advantages of: (1) the presence of nanostructured photocatalyst; (2) the flexibility of polymer; (3) the immobilization of photocatalyst, that avoids the recovery of the nanoparticles after the water treatment. Here we present ZnO-polymer nanocomposites with high photocatalytic performance and stability. Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) powders were coated with a thin layer of ZnO (80 nm thick) by atomic layer deposition at low temperature (80 °C)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097924/enhancing-the-performance-of-electro-peroxone-by-incorporation-of-uv-irradiation-and-bdd-anodes
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Nasr Bensalah, Ahmed Bedoui
In this work, the treatment of 4-nitrophenol (NP) in water by ozonation, electrolysis, electro-peroxone (EP), and photo-electro-peroxone (PEP) processes was investigated. PEP process is based on the combination of ozonation, UV irradiation, and electrolysis using carbon felt cathode and Boron Doped Diamond (BDD) anode. In this process, H2O2 is electrochemically generated from reduction of O2 in the ozone generator effluent at a carbon felt cathode. The insitu generated H2O2 is simultaneously decomposed by UV- photolysis and by reaction with O3 to form HO(-) radicals that can rapidly and non-selectively oxidize organic pollutants...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097869/a-solvent-free-processable-and-photo-patternable-hybrid-gate-dielectric-for-flexible-top-gate-organic-field-effect-transistors
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Jun Seon Kwon, Han-Wool Park, Do Hwan Kim, Young-Je Kwark
We report a novel solvent-free and direct photo-patternable poly[(mercaptopropyl)methyl-siloxane] (PMMS) hybrid dielectric for flexible top-gate organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), utilizing a photo-activated thiol-ene reaction under UV irradiation of 254 nm to induce cross-linking, even in air and at low temperature. In particular, a solvent-free PMMS-f dielectric film, for which an optimal cross-linking density is shown by a well-organized molar ratio between thiol and vinyl in the thiol-ene reaction, exhibited a high dielectric constant (5...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096930/management-of-adult-concealed-penis-using-a-meshed-split-thickness-skin-graft
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Aaron Boonjindasup, Michael Pinsky, Carrie Stewart, Landon Trost, Abigail Chaffin, David Jansen, Wayne Hellstrom
INTRODUCTION: Concealed penis (CP) is a rare problem faced by urologists and plastic surgeons. CP occurs secondary to trauma, obesity, or infection. Surgical treatment is individualized and based on patient and provider variables. We aim to review our recent experience using meshed split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) for CP management. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent STSG for CP at our institution. Records were reviewed for demographic, operative, and postoperative variables...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096708/evaluating-medical-students-proficiency-with-a-handheld-ophthalmoscope-a-pilot-study
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Gregory Gilmour, James McKivigan
INTRODUCTION: Historically, testing medical students' skills using a handheld ophthalmoscope has been difficult to do objectively. Many programs train students using plastic models of the eye which are a very limited fidelity simulator of a real human eye. This makes it difficult to be sure that actual proficiency is attained given the differences between the various models and actual patients. The purpose of this article is to introduce a method of testing where a medical student must match a patient with his/her fundus photo, ensuring objective evaluation as well as developing skills on real patients which are more likely to transfer into clinical practice directly...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095553/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-low-fluence-picopulsed-alexandrite-laser-in-a-pico-toning-technique-with-a-diffractive-lens-optic-for-the-treatment-of-photodamage-and-textural-improvement-in-off-the-face-applications
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Raminder Saluja
BACKGROUND: The diffractive optic coupled with a picosecond pulsed alexandrite laser has been shown to effectively minimize pigmen- tation while improving the appearance of textural irregularities and rhytides. We evaluated the safety and ef cacy of the diffractive optic laser treatment for off of the face applications including the hands and décolletage in a pico-toning technique. STUDY: 20 healthy female patients (40-70 years of age) were treated with a picosecond pulsed alexandrite laser with a diffractive lens...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095546/comparison-of-the-cutaneous-thermal-signatures-over-twenty-four-hours-with-a-picosecond-alexandrite-laser-using-a-flat-or-fractional-optic
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Emil A Tanghetti, Danielle M Tartar
INTRODUCTION: This study explored immediate heat signatures with different passing techniques and the delayed thermal data points with the picosecond Alexandrite laser with the 6mm at and fractional optic during and after treatment. We sought to clarify the im- mediate effects of heating and understand the thermal and short term clinical difference when using these optics. RESULTS: There were no immediate differences or a signi cant temperature rise with different passing techniques using the at or the fractional optic...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094995/photoluminescence-probing-of-complex-h2o-adsorption-on-ingan-gan-nanowires
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Konrad Maier, Andreas Helwig, Gerhard Muller, Pascal Hille, Jörg Teubert, Martin Eickhoff
We demonstrate that the complex adsorption behavior of H2O on InGaN/GaN nanowire arrays is directly revealed by their ambient-dependent photoluminescence properties. Under low-humidity, ambient-temperature, and low-excitation-light conditions, H2O adsorbates cause a quenching of the photoluminescence. In contrast, for high humidity levels, elevated temperature, and high excitation intensity, H2O adsorbates act as efficient photoluminescence enhancers. We show that this behavior, which can only be detected due to the low operation temperature of the InGaN/GaN nanowires, can be explained on the basis of single H2O adsorbates forming surface recombination centers and multiple H2O adsorbates forming surface passivation layers...
January 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094979/photo-induced-cross-linking-of-short-furan-modified-dna-on-surfaces
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Cinthya Yamila Véliz Montes, Henry Memczak, Ellen Gyssels, Tomas Torres, Annemieke Madder, Rudolf J Schneider
We report for the first time the formation of site-specifically interstrand cross-linked (ICL) surface-immobilized furan-modified DNA duplexes via singlet oxygen. 1O2, necessary for effecting furan-mediated ICL formation, was produced in situ using methylene blue or a zinc phthalocyanine derivative (TT1) as photosensitizers. Via surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy we show that surface ICL was achieved and established a robust link which enhances the stability of the 12-mer duplex even after surface regeneration...
January 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094518/conformational-effects-of-uv-light-on-dna-origami
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Haorong Chen, Ruixin Li, Shiming Li, Joakim Andréasson, Jong Hyun Choi
The responses of DNA origami conformation to UV radiation of different wavelengths and doses are investigated. Short and medium wavelength UV light can cause photo-lesions in DNA origami. At moderate doses, the lesions do not cause any visible defects in the origami, nor do they significantly affect the hybridization capability. Instead, they help relieve the internal stress in the origami structure and restore it to the designed conformation. At high doses, staple dissociation increases and causes structural disintegration...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094507/conjugated-polyelectrolyte-based-sensitive-detection-and-removal-of-antibiotics-tetracycline-from-water
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Akhtar Hussain Malik, Parameswar Krishnan Iyer
A new conjugated polyelectrolyte poly[5,5'-(((2-phenyl-9H-fluorene-9,9-diyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl))bis(oxy))diisophthalate] sodium (PFPT) was synthesized via Palladium catalysed Suzuki cross coupling polymerization method and successfully applied for the rapid, real time and highly sensitive detection of antibiotics tetracycline (Tc) in 100% aqueous media via photo-induced electron transfer with detection limit in ppb level. Remarkably, PFPT could also be applied for the trace analysis of Tc in serum samples having recoveries well in the range 92-97% with relative standard deviations (RSD) of 1...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094407/c-h-imidation-a-distinct-perspective-of-c-n-bond-formation
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REVIEW
Raja K Rit, Majji Shankar, Akhila K Sahoo
The direct imidation strategy proficiently constructs C-N bonds and creates the useful amine functional group in the molecular template. This review briefly discusses the synthetic methods developed for the direct imidation of unactivated C(sp(2)/sp(3)/sp)-H bonds. Transition-metal catalysts, metal-free processes, and/or photo-induced methods are invariably employed for accomplishing C-H imidation transformations. The contents summarized herein would benefit the research community to use the C-H imidation reactions for broad synthetic applications and to unravel novel C-N bond forming processes...
January 17, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094394/complete-ultrafast-charge-carrier-dynamics-in-photo-excited-all-inorganic-perovskite-nanocrystals-cspbx3
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Navendu Mondal, Anunay Samanta
Understanding the nature and dynamics of the photo-induced transients of all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) is key to their exploitation in potential applications. In order to determine the nature of charge carriers, their deactivation pathways and dynamics, the photo-induced transients of CsPbBr3, CsPbBr2I, CsPbBr1.5I1.5 and CsPbI3 NCs are spectrally and temporally characterized employing a combination of femtosecond transient absorption (TA) and photoluminescence (PL) up-conversion techniques and global analysis of the data...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094385/towards-an-all-in-fiber-photodetector-by-directly-bonding-few-layer-molybdenum-disulfide-to-a-fiber-facet
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Jin-Hui Chen, Zhao-Huan Liang, Lie-Rong Yuan, Cheng Li, Min-Rui Chen, Yi-Dong Xia, Xue-Jin Zhang, Fei Xu, Yan-Qing Lu
Although photodetectors based on two dimensional (2D) materials have been intensively studied, there are few reports of optical fiber compatible devices. Herein we successfully fabricated an all-in fiber photodetector (FPD) based on an end-face bonded with few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). Our FPD has a considerably high photo-responsivity of ∼0.6 A W(-1) at a bias voltage of 4 V and 0.01 A W(-1) under the bias-free conditions. We believe that the proposed platform may provide a new strategy for the integration of 2D materials in fibers and realization of optoelectronic and sensing applications...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094376/cyclopentadithiophene-organic-core-in-small-molecule-organic-solar-cells-morphological-control-of-carrier-recombination
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Rocío Domínguez, Núria F Montcada, Pilar de la Cruz, Emilio Palomares, Fernando Langa
Two new planar and symmetrical A-D-A (electron acceptor-electron donor-electron acceptor) small molecules based on a commercial cyclopentadithiophene derivative have been synthesized for solution processed small molecule organic solar cells. The aim was to synthesise the molecules to be energetically identical (similar HOMO-LUMO energy levels) in order to assign the differences observed to changes in the film morphology or to differences in the interfacial recombination kinetics or both. Devices were electrically characterized under one sun simulated (1...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094363/photoassist-phosphorylated-tio2-as-a-catalyst-for-direct-formation-of-5-hydroxymethyl-furfural-from-glucose
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Masashi Hattori, Keigo Kamata, Michikazu Hara
Photo-assisted phosphorylation of an anatase TiO2 catalyst was examined to improve its catalytic performance for the direct production of 5-(hydroxymethyl)furfural (HMF), a versatile chemical platform, from glucose. In phosphorylation based on simple esterification between phosphoric acid and surface OH groups on anatase TiO2 with water-tolerant Lewis acid sites, the density of phosphates immobilized on TiO2 is limited to 2 phosphates nm(-2), which limits selective HMF production. Phosphorylation of the TiO2 surface under fluorescent light irradiation increases the surface phosphate density to 50%, which is higher than the conventional limit, thus preventing the adsorption of hydrophilic glucose molecules on TiO2 and resulting in a more selective HMF production over photoassist-phosphorylated TiO2...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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