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Payam Hayati, Ali Reza Rezvani, Ali Morsali, Daniel Ruiz Molina, Samira Geravand, Salvio Suarez-Garcia, Miguel Angel Moreno Villaecija, S García-Granda, Rafael Mendoza-Meroño, Pascal Retailleau
Two new mercury(II) coordination supramolecular compounds (CSCs) (1D and 0D), [Hg(L)(I)2]n (1) and [Hg2(L')2(SCN)2]·2H2O (2) (L=2-amino-4-methylpyridine and L'=2,6-pyridinedicarboxlic acid), have been synthesized under different experimental conditions. Micrometric crystals (bulk) or nano-sized materials have been obtained depending on using the branch tube method or sonochemical irradiation. All materials have been characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and FT-IR spectroscopy...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Subramanian Vidhyasankar, Nallasamy Dharmaraj, Ponmalai Kolandaivel
The Carbon nano tubes (CNT) are potential candidate for many biomedical applications especially in targeted drug delivery for cancer diseases. However the use of CNT has limitations due to its insolubility in aqueous media. The self-assembly of cyclic peptide encased on the CNT has enhanced its dispersion in aqueous medium which extend their applications as anti-bacterial and drug delivery agents. To understand this process, an attempt has been made to investigate the dynamics and stability of trimer cyclic peptide encasing with CNT using classical molecular dynamics...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
Henriette Sjaanes Berg, Kristina Erikstad Seterdal, Tone Smetop, Rūdolfs Rozenvalds, Ole Kristian Brandtzaeg, Tore Vehus, Elsa Lundanes, Steven Ray Wilson
Self-preparation of nano liquid chromatography (nLC) columns has advantages regarding cost and flexibility. For targeted proteomics, we evaluated several approaches for particle-packing nLC columns and manufacturing fritless silica-based monolithic trap columns (50μm inner diameter). Our preferred approach for nLC column preparation was to magnetically stir Accucore core shell particles (C18 stationary phase) in ACN/water (80/20, v/v) suspensions during pressure-driven filling of polymer-fritted standard fused silica capillaries...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
David P Bishop, Lucas Blanes, Alexander B Wilson, Thor Wilbanks, Kevin Killeen, Rudolf Grimm, Ross Wenzel, Derek Major, Mirek Macka, David Clarke, Robin Schmid, Nerida Cole, Philip A Doble
The Agilent Chip Cube Interface is a microfluidic chip-based technology originally designed for nanospray molecular mass spectrometry in which the sample enrichment, nano-column, tubing, connectors and spray tip were integrated into a single biocompatible chip. Here we describe the hyphenation of the Chip Cube Interface to ICP-MS via modification of the standard HPLC chip design and a new total consumption nebuliser suitable for flow rates as low as 300nLmin(-1). The potential of the instrument to eliminate common nanoLC - ICP-MS shortcomings such as leaks, blockages and band-broadening was demonstrated via analysis of cyanocobalamin in equine plasma...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
Elena Michelucci, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Gloriano Moneti, Chiara Gabbiani, Alessandro Pratesi, Luigi Messori
The bottom-up mass spectrometry approach is today one of the best tools of Metallomics to characterize the binding of metal-based drugs to proteins. Yet, the stability of metal-protein coordination bonds along the whole process may be a critical issue. This led us to build up a general protocol to test metallodrug-protein adduct stability under the typical conditions of the filter-aided sample preparation (FASP)/bottom-up procedure, ranging from the analysis of solutions containing metal-protein adducts to tandem mass spectrometry experiments...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
BabanKumar Bansod, Tejinder Kumar, Ritula Thakur, Shakshi Rana, Inderbir Singh
Heavy metal ions are non-biodegradable and contaminate most of the natural resources occurring in the environment including water. Some of the heavy metals including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As), Chromium (Cr) and Cadmium (Cd) are considered to be highly toxic and hazardous to human health even at trace levels. This leads to the requirement of fast, accurate and reliable techniques for the detection of heavy metal ions. This review presents various electrochemical detection techniques for heavy metal ions those are user friendly, low cost, provides on-site and real time monitoring as compared to other spectroscopic and optical techniques...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Jihye Kim, Jae Bem You, Sung Min Nam, Sumin Seo, Sung Gap Im, Wonhee Lee
Flexible microfluidic system is an essential component of wearable biosensors to handle body fluids. A parylene-based, thin-film microfluidic system is developed to achieve flexible microfluidics with microscale bending radius. A new molding and bonding technique is developed for parylene microchannel fabrication. Bonding with nanoadhesive layers deposited by initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) enables the construction of microfluidic channels with short fabrication time and high bonding strength. The high mechanical strength of parylene allows less channel deformation from the internal pressure for the thin-film parylene channel than bulk PDMS channel...
March 29, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Salvatore Fanali
Nano-Liquid chromatography (nano-LC) and CEC are microfluidic technique mainly used for analytical purposes. They have been applied to the separation and analysis of a large number of compounds, e.g., peptides, proteins, drugs, enantiomers, antibiotics, pesticides, nutraceutical etc. Analytes separation is carried out into capillaries containing selected stationary phase. The mobile phase is moved either by a pump (nano-LC) or by an EOF, respectively. The two tools can offer some advantages over conventional techniques, e...
March 3, 2017: Electrophoresis
Morteza Chehelamirani, Maurício C da Silva, Dennis R Salahub
Electronic properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) play an important role in their interactions with nano-structured materials. In this work, interactions of adenosine monophosphate (AMP), a DNA nucleotide, with metallic and semi-conducting CNTs are studied using the density functional tight binding (DFTB) method. The electronic structure of semi-conducting CNTs was found to be changed as they turned to metallic CNTs in a vacuum upon interaction with the nucleotide while metallic CNTs remain metallic. Specifically, the band gap of semi-conducting CNTs was decreased by 0...
February 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Asad Jamal, Irina Nyrkova, Philippe Mesini, Swann Militzer, Günter Reiter
We have demonstrated that solutions of 3,5-bis-(5-hexylcarbamoylpentyloxy)-benzoic acid decyl ester (BHPB-10) can form metastable nanostructures on solid substrates and in the bulk. BHPB-10 is an achiral molecule involving several distinct, strongly interacting groups (SIGs), one aromatic-ester ring and two amide groups per molecule. Specific solvents affect the interactions between particular SIGs, thus promoting various nano-structures: lamellae, nanoribbons, helical ribbons, or nanotubes. In cyclohexane, a solvent allowing for both inter-amide hydrogen bonds and mutual attraction of rings, the formation of nanotubes with a diameter of 28 ± 5 nm was observed in the bulk and on surfaces...
February 22, 2017: Nanoscale
Hiroaki Nomada, Kinichi Morita, Hirokazu Higuchi, Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yuji Oki
A polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based optical system has been demonstrated. To suppress intense background radiation due to multiple internal scatting in a transparent material, a composite structure of a carbon-PDMS compound and PDMS was proposed. The index matching of the real part of the refractive index can suppress internal scattering, and an absorption of 99-99.7% was attained by using carbon micro particles and carbon nano tubes. The black-PDMS light channel functions as a light filter for straight pass, and an optical density of 5 was obtained by bending the filter...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
Salma Omidi, Maryam Javidi, Mina Zarei, Siavash Mushakhian, Amirhossein Jafarian
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this animal study was to evaluate the histological response of the new nano zinc-oxide eugenol (NZOE) sealer in comparison with Pulp Canal Sealer (ZOE based) and AH-26 (epoxy resin sealer). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 27 Wistar rats were used. Four polyethylene tubes were implanted in the back of each rat (three tubes containing the test materials and an empty tube as a control). Then, 9 animals were sacrificed at each interval of 15, 30 and 60 days, and the implants were removed with the surrounding tissues...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
V Khalili, J Khalil-Allafi, J Frenzel, G Eggeler
In order to improve the surface bioactivity of NiTi bone implant and corrosion resistance, hydroxyapatite coating with addition of 20wt% silicon, 1wt% multi walled carbon nano-tubes and both of them were deposited on a NiTi substrate using a cathodic electrophoretic method. The apatite formation ability was estimated using immersion test in the simulated body fluid for 10days. The SEM images of the surface of coatings after immersion in simulated body fluid show that the presence of silicon in the hydroxyapatite coatings accelerates in vitro growth of apatite layer on the coatings...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Auezhan Amanov, Soo-Wohn Lee, Young-Sik Pyun
We propose herein a nondestructive surface modification technique called ultrasonic nanocrystalline surface modification (UNSM) to increase the strength and to improve the tribological performance of 316L stainless steel (SS) tubing. Nanocrystallization along nearly the complete tube thickness of 200μm was achieved by UNSM technique that was confirmed by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Nano-hardness of the untreated and UNSM-treated specimens was measured using a nanoindentation. Results revealed that a substantial increase in hardness was obtained for the UNSM-treated specimen that may be attributed to the nanocrystallization and refined grains...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Ieva Antanavičiūtė, Linas Šimatonis, Orestas Ulčinas, Aušra Gadeikytė, Brigita Abakevičienė, Sigitas Tamulevičius, Valeryia Mikalayeva, Vytenis Arvydas Skeberdis, Edgaras Stankevičius, Tomas Tamulevičius
Engineering of sophisticated synthetic 3D scaffolds that allow controlling behavior and location of the cells requires advanced micro/nano fabrication techniques. Ultrafast laser micro-machining employing a 1030 nm wavelength Yb:KGW femtosecond laser and a micro-fabrication workstation for micro-machining of commercially available 12.7 and 25.4 µm thickness polyimide (PI) film was applied. Mechanical properties of the fabricated scaffolds, i.e., arrays of differently spaced holes, were examined via custom-built uniaxial micro-tensile testing and finite element method simulations...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Payam Hayati, Ali Reza Rezvani, Ali Morsali, Pascal Retailleau
Two new potassium coordination supramolecular compounds (2D and 1D), [K(H3L)(H2L)(H2O)]n·H2O (1) and [K(H2L')(HL')(H2O)2]·H2O (2), (L=1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid, L'=2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid), have been synthesized under different experimental conditions. Micrometric crystals (bulk) or nano-sized materials have been obtained depending on using the branch tube method or sonochemical irradiation. All materials have been characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), FT-IR spectroscopy and elemental analyses...
January 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Babak Mirtamizdoust
Nano-sheets of a novel Pb(II)-based 3D metal-organic coordination polymer [Pb2(nih)2(NO3)4(CH3OH)]n (1) were synthesized by a branched-tube method and sonochemical reaction. The synthesis was done using various times, concentrations of initial reagents, and irradiation power. The compound was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), and single-crystal X-ray analysis...
March 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Nguyen Duc Chinh, Nguyen Duc Quang, Hyundong Lee, Truong Thi Hien, Nguyen Minh Hieu, Dahye Kim, Chunjoong Kim, Dojin Kim
In2O3 nanostructure sensors were fabricated by arc-discharging a source composed of a graphite tube containing indium. The NO gas sensing properties, as well as the morphology, structure, and electrical properties, were examined at room temperature under UV light illumination. In particular, the response and recovery kinetics of the sensor at room temperature under various UV light intensities were studied. The maximum response signal was observed at an intermediate UV light intensity, which could be corroborated by a nano-size effect based on the conduction model of a resistive chemical nano sensor...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
Hamid Reza Barzegar, Aiming Yan, Sinisa Coh, Eduardo Gracia-Espino, Gabriel Dunn, Thomas Wågberg, Steven G Louie, Marvin L Cohen, Alex Zettl
We demonstrate an inflatable nanoballoon actuator based on geometrical transitions between the inflated (cylindrical) and collapsed (flattened) forms of a carbon nanotube. In situ transmission electron microscopy experiments employing a nanoelectromechanical manipulator show that a collapsed carbon nanotube can be reinflated by electrically charging the nanotube, thus realizing an electrostatically driven nanoballoon actuator. We find that the tube actuator can be reliably cycled with only modest control voltages (few volts) with no apparent wear or fatigue...
November 9, 2016: Nano Letters
Amnon C Sintov, Giora Enden
The purpose of this study was to investigate a new polymeric system and production process in which self-assembled doxorubicin-loaded nanoparticles were synthetized by using a water-in-oil microemulsion as a template and calcium ions as cross-linkers. The manufacturing process combined cross-linking of carbomer within a W/O microemulsion followed by a phase-separation technique to avoid using organic solvents for extraction. To assess the sustained release behavior of doxorubicin from the nanoparticles, we have developed a new simple method based on the permeability coefficient of a synthetic membrane mounted on Franz diffusion cell system...
October 6, 2016: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
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