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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444473/contrasting-effects-of-engineered-carbon-nanotubes-on-plants-a-review
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Meththika Vithanage, Mihiri Seneviratne, Mahtab Ahmad, Binoy Sarkar, Yong Sik Ok
Rapid surge of interest for carbon nanotube (CNT) in the last decade has made it an imperative member of nanomaterial family. Because of the distinctive physicochemical properties, CNTs are widely used in a number of scientific applications including plant sciences. This review mainly describes the role of CNT in plant sciences. Contradictory effects of CNT on plants physiology are reported. CNT can act as plant growth inducer causing enhanced plant dry biomass and root/shoot lengths. At the same time, CNT can cause negative effects on plants by forming reactive oxygen species in plant tissues, consequently leading to cell death...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443911/fabrication-of-plasmonic-au-pd-alloy-nanoparticles-for-photocatalytic-suzuki-miyaura-reactions-under-ambient-conditions
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Dongxu Han, Zongbi Bao, Huabin Xing, Yiwen Yang, Qilong Ren, Zhiguo Zhang
The Suzuki-Miyaura reaction is one of the most popular and efficient routes for the formation of carbon-carbon bonds in both laboratorial and industrial synthetic processes. Here, we report for the first time that a Au-Pd/TiO2 catalyst could be utilized efficiently for Suzuki-Miyaura reactions at ambient conditions under visible light with high activity and reusability. Mechanistic investigation by means of experimental methods revealed that through the strong local surface plasma resonance of Au under the visible light, the hot electrons of Au could be injected into Pd in the bimetallic nanoparticles, thus facilitating activation of the aryl halides...
April 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443857/adhesion-contact-deformation-in-nanobridge-tests
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Yao Gao, San-Qiang Shi, Tong-Yi Zhang
An accurate grasp of the mechanical properties, especially Young's moduli, of one dimensional nanomaterials plays a crucial role in the design and safe service of flexible electronic devices and implanted biomedical sensors. Nanobridge tests are widely used in the characterization of the mechanical properties of nanowires. In these tests, an atomic force microscope (AFM), functioning as a test machine, exerts a force to bend a nanowire suspended across a trench or a hole with the two ends fixed on a template or substrate...
April 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443660/assessing-the-risk-of-engineered-nanomaterials-in-the-environment-development-and-application-of-the-nanofate-model
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Kendra L Garner, Sangwon Suh, Arturo A Keller
We developed a dynamic multimedia fate and transport model (nanoFate) to predict the time-dependent accumulation of metallic engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) across environmental media. nanoFate considers a wider range of processes and environmental sub-compartments than most previous models and considers ENM releases to compartments (e.g. urban, agriculture) in a manner that reflects their different patterns of use and disposal. As an example, we simulated ten years of release of nano CeO2, CuO, TiO2, and ZnO in the San Francisco Bay area...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443642/holey-two-dimensional-transition-metal-oxide-nanosheets-for-efficient-energy-storage
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Lele Peng, Pan Xiong, Lu Ma, Yifei Yuan, Yue Zhu, Dahong Chen, Xiangyi Luo, Jun Lu, Khalil Amine, Guihua Yu
Transition metal oxide nanomaterials are promising electrodes for alkali-ion batteries owing to their distinct reaction mechanism, abundant active sites and shortened ion diffusion distance. However, detailed conversion reaction processes in terms of the oxidation state evolution and chemical/mechanical stability of the electrodes are still poorly understood. Herein we explore a general synthetic strategy for versatile synthesis of various holey transition metal oxide nanosheets with adjustable hole sizes that enable greatly enhanced alkali-ion storage properties...
April 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443337/inhaled-nanoparticles-accumulate-at-sites-of-vascular-disease
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Mark R Miller, Jennifer B Raftis, Jeremy P Langrish, Steven G McLean, Pawitrabhorn Samutrtai, Shea P Connell, Simon Wilson, Alex T Vesey, Paul H B Fokkens, A John F Boere, Petra Krystek, Colin J Campbell, Patrick W F Hadoke, Ken Donaldson, Flemming R Cassee, David E Newby, Rodger Duffin, Nicholas L Mills
The development of engineered nanomaterials is growing exponentially, despite concerns over their potential similarities to environmental nanoparticles that are associated with significant cardiorespiratory morbidity and mortality. The mechanisms through which inhalation of nanoparticles could trigger acute cardiovascular events are emerging, but a fundamental unanswered question remains: Do inhaled nanoparticles translocate from the lung in man and directly contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease? In complementary clinical and experimental studies, we used gold nanoparticles to evaluate particle translocation, permitting detection by high-resolution inductively coupled mass spectrometry and Raman microscopy...
April 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442907/synthesis-of-magnetic-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-with-excellent-biocompatibility-for-the-selective-separation-and-inhibition-of-testosterone-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Xiaoshuang Tang, Feng Li, Jing Jia, Chao Yang, Wei Liu, Ben Jin, Xinyang Wang, Ruixia Gao, Dalin He, Peng Guo
PURPOSE: Androgen plays an important role in the progression of prostate cancer. In the present study, novel magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers (MMIPs) with good biocompatibility were produced for the selective separation and inhibition of testosterone in prostate cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MMIPs were prepared by using magnetic nanospheres, gelatin, and testosterone as the supporting materials, functional monomer, and the template molecule, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441910/mechanical-features-of-various-silkworm-crystalline-considering-hydration-effect-via-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Yoonjung Kim, Myeongsang Lee, Hyunsung Choi, Inchul Baek, Jae In Kim, Sungsoo Na
Silk materials are receiving significant attention as base materials for various functional nanomaterials and nanodevices, due to its exceptionally high mechanical properties, biocompatibility, and degradable characteristics. Although crystalline silk regions are composed of various repetitive motifs with differing amino acid sequences, how the effect of humidity works differently on each of the motifs and their structural characteristics remains unclear. We report molecular dynamics (MD) simulations on various silkworm fibroins composed of major motifs (i...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441862/spatial-temporal-dispersion-of-aerosolized-nanoparticles-during-the-use-of-consumer-spray-products-and-estimates-of-inhalation-exposure
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Jihoon Park, Seunghon Ham, Miyeon Jang, Jinho Lee, Sunju Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Donguk Park, Jung-Taek Kwon, Hyunmi Kim, Pilje Kim, Kyunghee Choi, Chungsik Yoon
We evaluated the spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure. A total of eight spray products including five propellant and three pump types were selected to evaluate the dispersion of airborne nanoparticles across time and space in a cleanroom which could control the background particles. Four products were advertised to contain silver and one contained titanium nanoparticles, while three products were specified no ENM but as being manufactured through the use of nanotechnology...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441729/the-influence-of-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticle-morphology-on-embryonic-development-in-a-zebrafish-exposure-model
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Shiuli Pujari-Palmer, Xi Lu, Marjam Karlsson Ott
Nanomaterials are used in many different industries such as cosmetics, food, clothing, and electronics. There is increasing concern that exposure to nanoparticles (NPs) during pregnancy can adversely affect fetal development. It is well known that the size, charge, and chemistry of a nanoparticle can modulate embryological development. The role that particle morphology plays on early development, however, is still widely unknown. The present study aims to investigate the effect of hydroxyapatite nanoparticle (HANP) morphology on embryological development in a zebrafish exposure model...
April 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441712/virus-based-devices-prospects-for-allopoiesis
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Bogdan Dragnea
The assembly line is a commonly invoked example of allopoiesis, the process whereby a system produces a different system than itself. In this sense, virus production in plants is an instance of bio-enabled bottom-up allopoiesis because the plant host can be regarded as a programmable assembly line for the virus. Reprogramming this assembly line and integrating it into a larger lineup of chemical manipulations has seen a flurry of activity recently, with more sophisticated systems emerging every year. The field of virus nanomaterials now has several subdisciplines that focus on virus shells as assemblers, scaffolds for molecular circuitry, chemical reactors, magnetic and photonic beacons, and therapeutic carriers...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441607/toxicity-assessment-of-zno-decorated-au-nanoparticles-in-the-mediterranean-clam-ruditapes-decussatus
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Badreddine Sellami, Amine Mezni, Abdelhafidh Khazri, Imen Bouzidi, Wiem Saidani, David Sheehan, Hamouda Beyrem
The synthesis of hybrid nanomaterials has greatly increased in recent years due to their special physical and chemical properties. However, information regarding the environmental toxicity associated with these chemicals is limited, in particular in the aquatic environment. In the present study, an experiment was performed in which the marine bivalve (Ruditapes decussatus) was exposed for 14days to 2 concentrations of zinc oxide-decorated Au nanoparticles (Au-ZnONPs: Au-ZnONP50=50μg/L; Au-ZnONP100=100μg/L)...
April 15, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441474/dendrimer-modified-mos2-nanoflakes-as-a-platform-for-combinational-gene-silencing-and-photothermal-therapy-of-tumors
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Lingdan Kong, Lingxi Xing, Benqing Zhou, Lianfang Du, Xiangyang Shi
Exploitation of novel hybrid nanomaterials for combinational tumor therapy is challenging. In this work, we synthesized dendrimer-modified MoS2 nanoflakes for combinational gene silencing and photothermal therapy (PTT) of cancer cells. Hydrothermally synthesized MoS2 nanoflakes were modified with generation 5 (G5) poly(amidoamine) dendrimers partially functionalized with lipoic acid via disulfide bond. The formed G5-MoS2 nanoflakes display good colloidal stability and superior photothermal conversion efficiency and photothermal stability...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441471/gemcitabine-integrated-nano-prodrug-carrier-system
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Seren Hamsici, Melis Sardan Ekiz, Goksu Cinar Ciftci, Ayse Begum Tekinay, Mustafa O Guler
Peptide nanomaterials have received a great deal of interest in drug delivery applications due to their biodegradability, biocompatibility, suitability for large scale synthesis, high drug loading capacities, targeting ability and ordered structural organization. The covalent conjugation of drugs to peptide backbone results in prolonged circulation time and improved stability of drugs. Therapeutic efficacy of gemcitabine, which is used for breast cancer treatment, is severely compromised due to its rapid plasma degradation...
April 25, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441469/the-effect-of-ar-o-sub-2-sub-and-h-sub-2-sub-o-plasma-treatment-of-sno-sub-2-sub-nanoparticles-and-nanowires-on-carbon-monoxide-and-benzene-detection
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Erin P Stuckert, Christopher J Miller, Ellen R Fisher
As the final piece of a broader study on structure-property-performance of SnO<sub>2</sub> sensors, this study examines the performance of sensors created from tin (IV) oxide (SnO2) nanowires and nanoparticles as a function of temperature for untreated (UT) devices as well as those treated using Ar/O<sub>2</sub> and H<sub>2</sub>O plasmas. Nanoparticle and nanowire sensors were exposed to air, carbon monoxide (CO), or benzene (C<sub>6</sub>H<sub>6</sub>) to determine sensor response (R<sub>air</sub>/R<sub>gas</sub>) and sensitivity (R<sub>air</sub>/R</sub><sub>gas</sub> > 1 or R<sub>gas</sub>/R<sub>air</sub> > 1)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441003/chemical-interaction-guided-metal-free-growth-of-large-area-hexagonal-boron-nitride-on-silicon-based-substrates
#16
Sanjay Behura, Phong Nguyen, Rousan Debbarma, Songwei Che, Michael R Seacrist, Vikas Berry
Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) is an ideal platform for interfacing with two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials to reduce carrier scattering for high-quality 2D electronics. However, scalable, transfer-free growth of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) remains a challenge. Currently, h-BN based 2D heterostructures require exfoliation or chemical transfer of h-BN grown on metals resulting in small areas or significant interfacial impurities. Here, we demonstrate a surface-chemistry influenced transfer-free growth of large-area, uniform, and smooth h-BN directly on silicon (Si)-based substrates including Si, silicon nitride (Si3N4), and silicon dioxide (SiO2) via low-pressure chemical vapor deposition...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440957/the-role-of-high-throughput-screening-in-ecotoxicology-and-engineered-nanomaterials
#17
REVIEW
Andrew Barrick, Amélie Châtel, Mélanie Bruneau, Catherine Mouneyrac
The field of environmental toxicology developed as a result of growing concerns about anthropogenic influences on the environment and how to ameliorate ecological impact. Many governmental bodies are beginning to emphasize prevention rather than mitigation when addressing novel products, leading to more of a focus on identifying potential toxicity prior to release. With the exponential advances in their development and sale, novel metamaterials and biotechnology are set to dramatically outpace the capabilities of current testing strategies...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440832/nanoemitters-and-innate-immunity-the-role-of-surfactants-and-bio-coronas-in-myeloperoxidase-catalyzed-oxidation-of-pristine-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#18
Cheuk Fai Chiu, Haider H Dar, Alexandr A Kapralov, Renã A S Robinson, Valerian E Kagan, Alexander Star
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are experimentally utilized in in vivo imaging and photothermal cancer therapy owing to their unique physicochemical and electronic properties. For these applications, pristine carbon nanotubes are often modified by polymer surfactant coatings to improve their biocompatibility, adding more complexity to their recognition and biodegradation by immuno-competent cells. Here, we investigate the oxidative degradation of SWCNTs catalyzed by neutrophil myeloperoxidase (MPO) using bandgap near-infrared (NIR) photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440203/antimicrobial-biofilm-inhibitory-and-anti-infective-activity-of-metallic-nanoparticles-against-multi-drug-resistant-mrsa-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pa01
#19
Jamuna Bai Ashwathanarayan, Ravishankar Rai Vittal
BACKGROUND: The emergence of drug resistant pathogens is a major concern to the scientific community. Novel approaches such as the use of functionalized nanomaterials with antimicrobial activity is required to treat infectious diseases. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the metallic nanoparticles (iron, gold, zinc oxide and copper oxide) were evaluated for the antimicrobial, biofilm inhibitory and anti-infective activity against human pathogens methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA01...
April 24, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440020/interconnected-3d-network-of-carbon-dots-decorated-reduced-graphene-oxide-nanosheets-for-high-performance-supercapacitors
#20
Mingtao Zheng, Xiao Zhao, Ming Li, Hanwu Dong, Yingliang Liu, Hang Hu, Yijin Cai, Yeru Liang, Yong Xiao
Interconnected 3D network of reduced graphene oxide decorated with carbon dots (rGO/CDs) nanosheets are successfully fabricated via a simple one-pot hydrothermal process. The as-prepared rGO/CDs present appropriate 3D interconnected structure and abundant oxygen-containing functional groups, which attribute to excellent electrochemical performance such as high specific capacitance, good rate capability, and great cycling stability. Employed as binder-free electrodes for supercapacitor, the as-resulted rGO/CDs exhibit excellent long-term cycling stability (ca...
April 24, 2017: ChemSusChem
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