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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226936/electrosynthesis-of-magnetoresponsive-microrobot-for-targeted-drug-delivery-using-calcium-alginate
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Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Chengzhi Hu, Katharina Riederer, Michael Klemmer, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Salvador Pane, Katharina Riederer, Bradley J Nelson, Michael Klemmer, Chengzhi Hu
Targeted drug delivery systems deliver drugs precisely to a specific targeted site inside the body, and can also release the drugs with controlled kinetics to prolong the efficacy of single dose administration. The advantageous properties of hydrogels make them attractive for use in the area of drug delivery. Calcium alginate is a pH sensitive hydrogel stable in acidic media and soluble in basic media. This enables the hydrogel to absorb and release aqueous solutions at certain ranges of pH values. By absorbing an aqueous solution containing a drug, an active drug release can be triggered at a specified range of pH value...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226079/upper-limb-function-and-functional-independence-in-patients-with-shoulder-pain-after-stroke
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Renato Nickel, Marcos Lange, Diane Priscila Stoffel, Elaine Janeczko Navarro, Viviane F Zetola
Objective: To examine the frequency of shoulder pain following stroke. Methods: Stroke patient function was evaluated using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and Scale for Upper Limb Function in Stroke (SULFS). Function scores were examined and compared between the shoulder pain group (SPG) and the no shoulder pain group (No-SPG). Results: A total of 58 patients, 22 women (37.9%), were included in this study. The mean patient age was 49...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225763/elucidation-of-the-biosynthesis-of-the-methane-catalyst-coenzyme-f430
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Simon J Moore, Sven T Sowa, Christopher Schuchardt, Evelyne Deery, Andrew D Lawrence, José Vazquez Ramos, Susan Billig, Claudia Birkemeyer, Peter T Chivers, Mark J Howard, Stephen E J Rigby, Gunhild Layer, Martin J Warren
Methane biogenesis in methanogens is mediated by methyl-coenzyme M reductase, an enzyme that is also responsible for the utilization of methane through anaerobic methane oxidation. The enzyme uses an ancillary factor called coenzyme F430, a nickel-containing modified tetrapyrrole that promotes catalysis through a methyl radical/Ni(ii)-thiolate intermediate. However, it is unclear how coenzyme F430 is synthesized from the common primogenitor uroporphyrinogen iii, incorporating 11 steric centres into the macrocycle, although the pathway must involve chelation, amidation, macrocyclic ring reduction, lactamization and carbocyclic ring formation...
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225109/on-the-coordination-non-innocence-of-antimony-in-nickel-ii-complexes-of-the-tetradentate-o-ph2p-c6h4-3sb-ligand
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J Stuart Jones, Casey R Wade, Mengxi Yang, François P Gabbaï
In a continuation of our investigations into the unusual properties of antimony-based ligands, we have decided to investigate the structure of the complexes formed by the tetradentate ligands (o-(Ph2P)C6H4)3E (E = P (1), As (2), Sb (3)) with NiCl2. We observed that the structure of the resulting complexes depends on the nature of the central pnictogen atom E, with the phosphorus- and arsenic-based systems adopting ionic structures of the type [ClNi(o-(Ph2P)C6H4)3E][Cl] (E = P ([4][Cl]), As ([5][Cl])) while the known antimony complex ClNi(o-(Ph2P)C6H4)3SbCl (6-Cl) is molecular, with a chloride anion bound to the antimony atom trans from the nickel atom...
February 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224666/refinement-and-cross-validation-of-nickel-bioavailability-in-pnec-pro-a-regulatory-tool-for-site-specific-risk-assessment-of-metals-in-surface-water
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Anja J Verschoor, Martina G Vijver, Jos P M Vink
The European Water Framework Directive prescribes that the environmental quality standards for nickel in surface waters should be based on bioavailable concentrations. Biotic ligand models (BLMs) are powerful tools to account for site-specific bioavailability within risk assessments. Several BLMs and simplified tools are available. For nickel, most of them are based on the same toxicity dataset and chemical speciation methodology as laid down in the 2008 European Union Environmental-Risk Assessment Report (RAR)...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224147/facile-synthesis-of-core-shell-nanostructured-hollow-carbon-nanospheres-nickel-cobalt-double-hydroxides-as-high-performance-electrode-materials-for-supercapacitors
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Juan Xu, Chaojie Ma, Jianyu Cao, Zhidong Chen
Core-shell nanostructured hollow carbon nanospheres@nickel cobalt double hydroxides (HCNs@NiCo-LDH) were fabricated using a facile hydrothermal method and investigated as high-performance electrode materials for supercapacitors. HCNs were acquired by a successive polymerization, carbonization and etching process, which was subsequently wrapped by ultrathin NiCo-LDH nanosheets. The HCNs@NiCo-LDH electrode achieved a high specific capacitance (2558 F g(-1) at 1 A g(-1)) and outstanding rate capability with 74...
February 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224145/axially-chiral-racemic-half-sandwich-nickel-ii-complexes-by-ring-closing-metathesis
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Włodzimierz Buchowicz, Łukasz Banach, Radosław Kamiński, Piotr Buchalski
A remarkable nickelacycle has been synthesised via olefin metathesis of the α,ω-diene complex [Ni(η(5)-C5H4R)(Br)(NHC)] (R = C(CH3)2CH2CH[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2, NHC = 1-(6-hexenyl)-3-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene). Single-crystal X-ray analysis reveals a helical shape of the molecule and stretching of some interatomic distances in the Ni(ii) coordination sphere. The Cp-NHC tethered complex shows catalytic activity resembling that of the parent complexes.
February 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223492/role-of-degassing-of-the-noril-sk-nickel-deposits-in-the-permian-triassic-mass-extinction-event
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Margaux Le Vaillant, Stephen J Barnes, James E Mungall, Emma L Mungall
The largest mass extinction event in Earth's history marks the boundary between the Permian and Triassic Periods at circa 252 Ma and has been linked with the eruption of the basaltic Siberian Traps large igneous province (SLIP). One of the kill mechanisms that has been suggested is a biogenic methane burst triggered by the release of vast amounts of nickel into the atmosphere. A proposed Ni source lies within the huge Noril'sk nickel ore deposits, which formed in magmatic conduits widely believed to have fed the eruption of the SLIP basalts...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222303/organic-dye-removal-from-aqueous-solutions-by-hierarchical-calcined-ni-fe-layered-double-hydroxide-isotherm-kinetic-and-mechanism-studies
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Chunsheng Lei, Meng Pi, Panyong Kuang, Yingqing Guo, Fenge Zhang
Hierarchically porous nickel-iron-layered double hydroxide (NiFe-LDH) with a Ni(2+)/Fe(3+) molar ratio of 3 was successfully synthesised through a simple hydrothermal route. After calcination at 400°C, NiFe-LDH transformed into nickel-iron-layered double oxides (NiFe-LDO). The as-prepared samples were characterised through X-ray powder diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and nitrogen adsorption...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222184/ecological-and-human-health-risks-associated-with-abandoned-gold-mine-tailings-contaminated-soil
#10
Veronica Mpode Ngole-Jeme, Peter Fantke
Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Studies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils. Concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn) in soil samples from the area varied with the highest contamination factors (expressed as ratio of metal or metalloid concentration in the tailings contaminated soil to that of the control site) observed for As (3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220659/in-situ-self-assembled-reduced-graphene-oxide-aerogel-embedded-with-nickel-oxide-nanoparticles-for-the-high-efficiency-separation-of-ovalbumin
#11
Lei Chen, Dong-Hua Zheng, Ying Zhang, Ya-Ning Wang, Zhang-Run Xu
A three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide aerogel with embedded nickel oxide nanoparticles was prepared by a one-step self-assembly reaction in a short time. The nanoparticles could be captured into the interior of reduced graphene oxide network during the formation of the three-dimensional architecture. The composite exhibited porosity, good biocompatibility and abundant metal affinity binding sites. The aerogel was used to isolate ovalbumin selectively from egg white, and favorable adsorption was achieved at pH 3...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220219/-the-way-from-cost-approval-to-bariatric-surgery-analysis-of-resource-utilization-in-a%C3%A2-maximum-care-hospital
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F Nickel, C Tapking, U Zech, K Huennemeyer, A T Billeter, P C Müller, H G Kenngott, B P Müller-Stich, L Fischer
BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity is a medical and economic challenge. Patients who have the indications for bariatric surgery face a long way from the first visit until surgery and a high utilization of resources is required. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate labor costs and labor time required to supervise obese patients from their first visit until preparation of a bariatric report to ask for cost acceptance of bariatric surgery from their health insurance...
February 20, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219914/nickel-associated-delayed-multiple-white-matter-lesions-after-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-of-intracranial-unruptured-aneurysm
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Hun Soo Park, Ichiro Nakagawa, Shohei Yokoyama, Daisuke Wajima, Takeshi Wada, Yasushi Motoyama, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Hiroyuki Nakase
Metal-induced encephalopathy after stent-assisted coil embolization is extremely rare. The present report describes two patients who presented with symptomatic intracranial parenchymal edematous lesions after stent-assisted coil embolization. A 64-year-old woman underwent stent-assisted coil embolization for a left internal carotid artery aneurysm; 21 days after the procedure she presented with right hand weakness and MRI revealed multifocal white matter lesions. Another woman aged 52 years underwent stent-assisted coil embolization for right vertebral artery aneurysm; 18 days after the procedure she presented with left-sided sensory disturbance and MRI demonstrated multiple white matter lesions...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218852/nickel-catalyzed-copolymerization-of-ethylene-and-alkyl-acrylates
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Shixuan Xin, Naomasa Sato, Akio Tannna, Yasuo Oishi, Yohei Konishi, Fumihiko Shimizu
Ni(II) complexes bearing an o-bis(aryl)phosphinophenolate ligand were synthesized as catalysts for copolymerization of ethylene and alkyl acrylates. When the P-bound aryl group was 2,6-dimethoxyphenyl group, one of the oxygen atoms in the methoxy groups coordinated to the nickel center on its apical position as revealed by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. This complex was a highly active catalyst without any activators to give highly linear and high molecular weight copolymers. The structures of the copolymers were determined by (1)H and (13)C NMR to clarify that the alkyl acrylate comonomers were incorporated in the main chain and that the structures of the copolymers were significantly influenced by the structure of the aryl group in the ligand...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217351/k1-2x-ni1-x-fe2-aso4-3-x-0-125-un-nouvel-ars%C3%A3-niate-%C3%A3-structure-de-type-%C3%AE-crpo4
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Ridha Ben Smail, Mohamed Faouzi Zid
A new arsenate K1+2x Ni1-x Fe2(AsO4)3 (x = 1/8) {potassium nickel diiron(III) tris-[arsenate(V)]} was synthesized using a flux method and its crystal structure was determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction data. This material was also characterized by qualitative energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis. The crystal structure belongs to the α-CrPO4-structure type, space group Imma. It consists of a three-dimensional-framework built up from FeO6 and Ni0.875□1.25O6-octa-hedra and AsO4-tetra-hedra that are sharing corners and/or edges, generating tunnels running along the [010] and [001] directions in which the potassium cations are located...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217340/a-new-one-dimensional-ni-ii-coordination-polymer-with-a-two-dimensional-supra-molecular-architecture
#16
Kai-Long Zhong
A new one-dimensional Ni(II) coordination polymer of 1,3,5-tris-(imidazol-1-ylmeth-yl)benzene, namely catena-poly[[aqua-(sulfato-κO)hemi(μ-ethane-1,2-diol-κ(2)O:O')[μ3-1,3,5-tris-(1H-imidazol-1-ylmeth-yl)benzene-κ(3)N(3),N(3'),N(3'')]nickel(II)] ethane-1,2-diol monosolvate monohydrate], {[Ni(SO4)(C18H18N6)(C2H6O2)0.5(H2O)]·C2H6O2·H2O} n , was synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The Ni(II) cation is coordinated by three N atoms of three different 1,3,5-tris-(imidazol-1-ylmeth-yl)benzene ligands, one O atom of an ethane-1,2-diol mol-ecule, by a sulfate anion and a water mol-ecule, forming a distorted octa-hedral NiN3O3 coordination geometry...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217320/crystal-structures-of-two-nickel-compounds-comprising-neutral-ni-ii-hydrazone-complexes-and-di-carb-oxy-lic-acids
#17
Takumi Nakanishi, Osamu Sato
Two isostructural Ni(II) compounds, bis-{N-[1-(pyridin-2-yl-κN)eth-ylidene]pyridine-4-carbohydrazonato-κ(2)N',O}nickel(II)-2,5-di-chloro-terephthalic acid (1/1), [Ni(C13H11N4O)2](C8H4Cl2O4), and bis-{N-[1-(pyridin-2-yl-κN)eth-ylidene]pyridine-4-carbohydrazonato-κ(2)N',O}nickel(II)-2,5-di-bromo-terephthalic acid (1/1), [Ni(C13H11N4O)2](C8H4Br2O4), were synthesized and their crystal structures determined. The pair of N,N',O-tridentate N-[1-(pyridin-2-yl-κN)eth-yl]pyridine-4-carbohydrazonate L ligands result in a cis-NiO2N4 octa-hedral coordination sphere for the metal ions...
February 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217243/structure-and-oxidation-behavior-of-nickel-nanoparticles-supported-by-ysz-111
#18
V Vonk, N Khorshidi, A Stierle
Nickel nanoparticles supported by the yttria-stabilized zirconia (111) surface show several preferential epitaxial relationships, as revealed by in situ X-ray diffraction. The two main nanoparticle orientations are found to have their [111] direction parallel to the substrate surface normal and ∼41.3 degrees tilted from this direction. The former orientation is described by a cube-on-cube stacking at the oxide-metal interface and the latter by a so-called coherent tilt strain-relieving mechanism, which is hitherto unreported for nanoparticles in literature...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217241/ultramicroelectrode-studies-of-self-terminated-nickel-electrodeposition-and-nickel-hydroxide-formation-upon-water-reduction
#19
Nicole L Ritzert, Thomas P Moffat
The interaction between electrodeposition of Ni and electrolyte breakdown, namely the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) via H3O(+) and H2O reduction, was investigated under well-defined mass transport conditions using ultramicroelectrodes (UME's) coupled with optical imaging, generation/collection scanning electrochemical microscopy (G/C-SECM), and preliminary microscale pH measurements. For 5 mmol/L NiCl2 + 0.1 mol/L NaCl, pH 3.0, electrolytes, the voltammetric current at modest overpotentials, i.e., between -0...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216891/effects-of-potassium-sulfate-k2so4-on-the-element-contents-polyphenol-content-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-milk-thistle-silybum-marianum
#20
Gulsum Yaldiz
BACKGROUND: Silybum marianum L. (Milk thistle) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is now widespread throughout the world. It's sprout is used as a herbal medicine for the treatment of liver disease for centuries. The seeds of milk thistle contain silymarin, an isomeric mixture of flavonolignans [silybin, silychristin, and silydianin]. Silymarin acts as a strong anti-hepatotoxic. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the influences of potassium sulfate [K2SO4] fertilizer doses on polyphenol content, some nutrient elements, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of milk thistle at experimental fields of Ordu University in Turkey...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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