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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783154/enhanced-removal-of-p-nitrophenol-from-aqueous-media-by-montmorillonite-clay-modified-with-a-cationic-surfactant
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A Dos Santos, M F Viante, D J Pochapski, A J Downs, C A P Almeida
Montmorillonite clay (MC) yields after modification of the interlamellar spacing and the chemical character of its surface by treatment with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) a solid product (MCCTA). This has been used as an adsorbent for the removal of p-nitrophenol (PNP) from aqueous solutions. The MCCTA samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTA), FT-IR spectroscopy, zeta potential measurements, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and specific surface area...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779248/analysis-of-intraspecific-seeds-diversity-in-astragalus-aquilanus-fabaceae-endemic-species-of-central-apennine
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V Di Cecco, M Di Musciano, A A D'Archivio, A R Frattaroli, L Di Martino
This work aims to study the seeds of the endemic species Astragalus aquilanus from four different populations of Central Italy. We investigated the seed morpho-colorimetric features (shape and size) and chemical differences (through infrared spectroscopy) among populations and between dark and light seeds. Seed morpho-colorimetric quantitative variables, describing shape, size and colour seed traits, were measured using image analysis techniques. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy was used to attempt seed chemical characterization...
May 20, 2018: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778962/micro-porous-polyetheretherketone-implants-decorated-with-bmp-2-via-phosphorylated-gelatin-coating-for-enhancing-cell-adhesion-and-osteogenic-differentiation
#3
Jiuping Wu, Linlong Li, Chuan Fu, Fan Yang, Zixue Jiao, Xincui Shi, Yoshihiro Ito, Zongliang Wang, Qinyi Liu, Peibiao Zhang
Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a high-performance semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer that is widely used in the orthopedics treatment. However, due to its biological inertness, the surface modification of PEEK using different methods to improve the biocompatibility remains a significant challenge. Herein, we attempted to use the covalently coating of phosphorylated gelatin loaded with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) on hydroxylated micro-porous PEEK films for enhancing the biological activity. Environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and water contact angle measurements were applied to characterize the surface of modified or untreated PEEK films...
May 15, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778168/development-of-a-novel-myconanomining-approach-for-the-recovery-of-agriculturally-important-elements-from-jarosite-waste
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Ankita Bedi, Braj Raj Singh, Sunil K Deshmukh, Nisha Aggarwal, Colin J Barrow, Alok Adholeya
In this study, an ecofriendly and economically viable waste management approach have been attempted towards the biosynthesis of agriculturally important nanoparticles from jarosite waste. Aspergillus terreus strain J4 isolated from jarosite (waste from Debari Zinc Smelter, Udaipur, India), showed good leaching efficiency along with nanoparticles (NPs) formation under ambient conditions. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) confirmed the formation of NPs...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778075/efficient-removal-of-dyes-from-aqueous-solutions-using-a-novel-hemoglobin-iron-oxide-composite
#5
Matthew Essandoh, Rafael A Garcia
Magnetic particles entrapped in different matrices that display high thermal stability, low toxicity, interactive functions at the surface, and high saturation magnetization are of great interest. The objective of this work was to synthesize a novel hemoglobin/iron oxide composite (Hb/Fe3 O4 ) for the removal of different dyes (indigo carmine, naphthol blue black, tartrazine, erythrosine, eriochrome black T and bromophenol blue) from aqueous solutions. The Hb/Fe3 O4 composite was characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), laser diffraction particle size analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, isoelectric point determination and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774329/syntheses-and-studies-of-electron-energy-transfer-of-new-dyads-based-on-an-unsymmetrical-perylene-diimide-incorporating-chelating-1-10-phenanthroline-and-its-corresponding-square-planar-complexes-with-dichloroplatinum-ii-and-dichloropalladium-ii
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Sebile Işık Büyükekşi, Ahmet Karatay, Nursel Acar, Betül Küçüköz, Ayhan Elmali, Abdurrahman Şengül
Perylene diimides (PDIs) are among the most versatile and functional dyes for supramolecular structures displaying characteristic high absorptions and photo-luminescence properties as the prerequisite for optoelectronic thin film devices. Despite intense investigations into these semi-conducting and electro-active materials, details of their electronic structure are still under examination. In particular, non-planar twisted PDIs as an electron acceptor is a promising model system for efficient charge generation and transport processes...
May 18, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774292/evaluation-of-phytosynthesised-silver-nanoparticles-from-leaf-extracts-of-leucas-aspera-and-hyptis-suaveolens-and-their-larvicidal-activity-against-malaria-dengue-and-filariasis-vectors
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Devan Elumalai, Maduraiveeran Hemavathi, Chandrasekar Vijayalakshmi Deepaa, Patheri Kunyil Kaleena
The present study deals with the green synthesis of silver nanoparticle from the aqueous leaf extracts of Leucas aspera and Hyptis suaveolens as reducing agent and to investigate the larvicidal activity of synthesized silver nanoparticles. The synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by Ultraviolet and visible absorption spectroscopy (UV), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray spectroscopy (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and High-resonance transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) analysis...
November 2017: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773403/synthesis-of-chitin-glucan-aldehyde-quercetin-conjugate-and-evaluation-of-anticancer-and-antioxidant-activities
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Anu Singh, P K Dutta, Hridyesh Kumar, Amit Kumar Kureel, Ambak Kumar Rai
In the present study, we have synthesized chitin-glucan-aldehyde-quercetin (chi-glu-ald-que) conjugate via condensation reaction. Synthesis of chitin-glucan-aldehyde (chi-glu-ald) complex was facilitated by the oxidation of chitin-glucan (chi-glu) complex. Formation of conjugate was confirmed by Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1 H NMR) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Morphological studies showed that after grafting of quercetin, several changes on surface were depicted and a more crystalline nature was observed...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773396/synthesis-of-xylan-carbonates-an-approach-towards-reactive-polysaccharide-derivatives-showing-self-assembling-into-nanoparticles
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Martin Gericke, Lars Gabriel, Katja Geitel, Stefan Benndorf, Poonam Trivedi, Pedro Fardim, Thomas Heinze
Xylan phenyl carbonate (XPC) derivatives were prepared and characterized comprehensively. By conversion of xylan with phenyl chloroformate either in dipolar aprotic solvents with LiCl or in an ionic liquid, XPC with degrees of substitution (DS) of up to 2.0, i.e., fully functionalized derivatives, could be obtained. The synthesis was studied with respect to the influence of different reaction parameters. It was found that the reaction medium as well as the type of starting xylan strongly affected the efficiency of the derivatization...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773394/grafting-of-steroids-to-hyaluronan-towards-the-design-of-delivery-systems-for-antioxidants-the-role-of-hydrophobic-core
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Gloria Huerta-Ángeles, Martina Brandejsová, Jaroslav Novotný, Kateřina Kopecká, Jana Šógorková, Daniela Šmejkalová, Vladimír Velebný
In this work, amphiphilic hyaluronic acid (HA) was synthesized by the chemical bonding of steroids. Particularly, succinyl cholesterol (SCH), cholic acid (CA), deoxycholic acid (DOCA), and 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) were activated by benzoyl chloride towards the esterification reaction of HA in water. The degree of substitution can be controlled by varying the feed ratio of mixed anhydride to HA and up to 25% (mol/mol) can be obtained. Due to mild reaction conditions, no degradation of the polysaccharide was observed...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773362/regioselective-chlorination-of-cellulose-esters-by-methanesulfonyl-chloride
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Chengzhe Gao, Shu Liu, Kevin J Edgar
Regioselective chlorination of cellulose is challenging due to its low reactivity, the small reactivity differences between cellulosic hydroxyl groups, and the high and diverse reactivity of most common chlorinating agents. Halogenation of cellulose affords useful precursors for subsequent nucleophilic substitution reactions, permitting incorporation of new functionality. Herein we report a simple and efficient pathway for preparation of 6-chloro-6-deoxycellulose esters and their derivatives. Cellulose acetate (degree of substitution (DS) 1...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772728/preparation-and-thermal-properties-of-molecular-bridged-expanded-graphite-polyethylene-glycol-composite-phase-change-materials-for-building-energy-conservation
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Dong Zhang, Meizhu Chen, Quantao Liu, Jiuming Wan, Jinxuan Hu
Using phase change materials (PCMs) in building envelopes became a reliable method to improve indoor comfort and reduce buildings' energy consumption. This research developed molecular-bridged expanded graphite (EG)/polyethylene glycol (PEG) composite PCMs (m-EPs) to conserve energy in buildings. The m-EPs were prepared through a vacuum absorption technique, and a titanate coupling agent was used to build a molecular bridge between EG and PEG. SEM, mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP), the leakage test, microcalorimetry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) were conducted to characterize the morphology, pore structure, absorbability, and modifying effects of the m-EPs...
May 16, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770811/intrinsic-peroxidase-like-activity-and-enhanced-photo-fenton-reactivity-of-iron-substituted-polyoxometallate-nanostructures
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Akif Zeb, Shafaq Sahar, Umair Yaqub Qazi, Atheer Hameid Odda, Naseeb Ullah, Ya-Nan Liu, Ishtiaq A Qazi, An-Wu Xu
Heteropolyacids (HPAs) are a class of polyoxometallates (POMs) with oxygen-rich surfaces. Herein, we have developed an Fe-containing heteropolyacid by cation-exchange and employed KFePW12O40 nanostructures for Fenton, photo-Fenton and enzyme-mimetic reactions. The as-prepared KFePW12O40 catalyst exhibits efficient degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) via the photo-Fenton reaction. As an enzyme-mimetic, this material can effectively oxidize TMB and dopamine. The obtained nanomaterials were characterized via SEM, TEM, XPS, BET surface area, TGA, UV-Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR, and XRD techniques...
May 17, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768878/nano-nets-covered-composite-nanofibers-with-enhanced-biocompatibility-and-mechanical-properties-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Arjun Prasad Tiwari, Mahesh Kumar Joshi, Chan Hee Park, Cheol Sang Kim
Enhancing the biocompatibility profiles including cell attachment, growth, and viability and mechanical properties of designed synthetic scaffolds have an essential role in tissue engineering applications. Polymer blending is one of the most effective methods for providing new anticipated biomaterials for tissue scaffolds. Here, the blend solution of the different mass weight ratio of polycaprolactone (PCL) to human serum albumin (HSA) was subjected to fabricate nanocomposite spider-web-like membranes using electrospinning process...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768841/fabrication-and-characterization-of-the-graphene-composites-containing-embedded-manganese-dioxide-nanoparticles
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Sang-Chul Byun, Soo-Jin Park, Il Kim, Seok Kim
Graphene composites containing embedded manganese dioxide (MnO2) were fabricated by simple solvothermal method. 100 nm to 200 nm size of nanoparticles were anchored on reduced graphene oxide layers. The MnO2/RGO composite with optimized molar concentration of manganese precursors in fixed graphene oxide mass was showed the highest specific capacitance of 186 F/g at 1 A/g. In addition, cycle life performance of MnO2/RGO composite was improved by using graphene having high electrical conductivity as a substrate...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768838/mesoporous-cds-via-network-of-self-assembled-nanocrystals-synthesis-characterization-and-enhanced-photoconducting-property
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Astam K Patra, Biplab Banerjee, Asim Bhaumik
Semiconduction nanoparticles are intensively studied due to their huge potential in optoelctronic applications. Here we report an efficient chemical route for hydrothermal synthesis of aggregated mesoporous cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles using supramolecular-assembly of ionic and water soluble sodium salicylate as the capping agent. The nanostructure, mesophase, optical property and photoconductivity of these mesoporous CdS materials have been characterized by using small and wide angle powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), N2-sorption, Raman analysis, Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR), UV-Visible DSR spectroscopy, and photoconductivity measurement...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766822/2-5-disubstituted-phthalimides-design-synthesis-and-anticonvulsant-activity-in-scptz-and-mes-models
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Atefeh Saadabadi, Babak Kohen, Maryam Irandoust, Hamed Shafaroudi, Tara Mohammadpour, Mahdi Rezayat, Asghar Davood
In this study, fifteenth new 2,5-disubstituted analgouges of phthalimide were designed and synthesized using the appropriate synthetic route to evaluate anticonvulsant activity against the maximal electroshock (MES) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (scPTZ) compare to phenytoin as a positive control. The structures of the synthesized compounds were confirmed by FT-IR, H-NMR, C-NMR and MASS spectroscopy. All the tested compounds were found to be effective in the PTZ model at the dose of 60 mg/kg and most of the compounds showed protection against MES test indicative of their ability to inhibit the seizure spread at the all dose ranges...
May 15, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765084/hepatoprotective-effects-of-auricularia-cornea-var-li-polysaccharides-against-the-alcoholic-liver-diseases-through-different-metabolic-pathways
#18
Xiuxiu Wang, Yufei Lan, Yongfa Zhu, Shangshang Li, Min Liu, Xinling Song, Huajie Zhao, Weiru Liu, Jianjun Zhang, Shouxian Wang, Le Jia
The present work was designed to evaluate the antioxidation and hepatoprotective effects of Auricularia cornea var. Li. polysaccharides (APS) and enzymatic-extractable APS (EAPS) on the acute alcohol-induced alcoholic liver diseases (ALD). The in vitro antioxidant activities demonstrated that both APS and EAPS had strong reducing power and potential effects on scavenging reactive oxygen species. The in vivo mice experiments showed that the pretreatment with APS or EAPS showed potential hepatoprotective effects on the ALD possibly by increasing the antioxidant activities, reducing the lipid peroxidation, improving the alcohol metabolism, inhibiting the expression levels of inflammatory mediators and preventing the alcohol-induced histopathological alterations...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762006/beyond-ft-ir-spectroscopy-ec-qcl-based-mid-ir-transmission-spectroscopy-of-proteins-in-the-amide-i-and-amide-ii-region
#19
Andreas Schwaighofer, Milagros Montemurro, Stephan Freitag, Christian Kristament, María Julia Culzoni, Bernhard Lendl
In this work, we present a setup for mid-IR measurements of the protein amide I and amide II bands in aqueous solution. Employing a latest generation external cavity-quantum cascade laser (EC-QCL) at room temperature in pulsed operation mode allowed implementing a high optical path length of 31 µm that ensures robust sample handling. By application of a data processing routine, which removes occasionally deviating EC-QCL scans, the noise level could be lowered by a factor of 4. The thereby accomplished signal-to-noise ratio is better by a factor of approx...
May 15, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761356/iron-nanoparticles-in-situ-encapsulated-in-lignin-derived-hydrochar-as-an-effective-catalyst-for-phenol-removal
#20
Qingqing Ma, Lin Cui, Shuang Zhou, Yan Li, Weijie Shi, Shiyun Ai
In this work, we have developed a low-cost and green strategy for nanoscale zero-valent iron (ZVI) in situ encapsulated in lignin-derived hydrochar (Fe@HC) by a facile one-pot synthesis route. The as-synthesized Fe@HC was characterized for physicochemical properties by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscope (TEM), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)...
May 14, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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