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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821030/preparation-and-characterization-of-a-photocatalytic-antibacterial-material-graphene-oxide-tio2-bacterial-cellulose-nanocomposite
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Ling-Pu Liu, Xiao-Ning Yang, Li Ye, Dong-Dong Xue, Miao Liu, Shi-Ru Jia, Ying Hou, Li-Qiang Chu, Cheng Zhong
In this study, bacterial cellulose (BC) was used as a matrix to synthesize graphene oxide/Titanium dioxide (GOTiO2)-based hybrid materials. It was indicated by X-ray diffraction and selected area electron diffraction that the crystal structure of GOTiO2 was a mixed phase containing anatase and rutile. TiO2 nanoparticles were of 10-30nm diameters and densely anchored on graphene oxide sheets. Superior photocatalytic performance of the GOTiO2 was achieved under near UV excitation. The photocatalytic efficiency was optimized through controlling an appropriate calcined temperature...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820211/reactivity-of-the-parent-amido-complexes-of-iridium-with-olefins-c-nh2-bond-formation-versus-c-h-activation
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Inmaculada Mena, Pilar García-Orduña, Víctor Polo, Fernando J Lahoz, Miguel A Casado, Luis A Oro
Herein we report on the different chemical reactivity displayed by two mononuclear terminal amido compounds depending on the nature of the coordinated diene. Hence, treatment of amido-bridged iridium complexes [{Ir(μ-NH2)(tfbb)}3] (1; tfbb = tetrafluorobenzobarrelene) with dppp (dppp = bis(diphenylphosphane)propane) leads to the rupture of the amido bridges forming the mononuclear terminal amido compound [Ir(NH2)(dppp)(tfbb)] (3) in the first stage. On changing the reaction conditions, the formation of a C-NH2 bond between the amido moiety and the coordinated diene is observed and a new dinuclear complex [{Ir(1,2-η(2)-4-κ-C12H8F4N)(dppp)}2(μ-dppp)] (4) has been isolated...
August 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820043/rapid-removal-of-chloroform-carbon-tetrachloride-and-trichloroethylene-in-water-by-aluminum-iron-alloy-particles
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Jie Xu, Yuan Pu, Xiao Jin Yang, Pingyu Wan, Rong Wang, Peng Song, Adrian Fisher
Water contamination with chlorinated hydrocarbons such as chloroform (CHCl3), carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and trichloroethylene (TCE) is one of the major public health concerns. In this study, we explored the use of aluminum-iron alloys particles in millimeter scale for rapid removal of CHCl3, CCl4 and TCE from water. Three types of Al-Fe alloy particles containing 10, 20 and 58 wt% of Fe (termed as Al-Fe10, Al-Fe20 and Al-Fe58) were prepared and characterized by electrochemical polarization, X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectrometer...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818793/cellular-adaptation-to-xenobiotics-interplay-between-xenosensors-reactive-oxygen-species-and-foxo-transcription-factors
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Lars-Oliver Klotz, Holger Steinbrenner
Cells adapt to an exposure to xenobiotics by upregulating the biosynthesis of proteins involved in xenobiotic metabolism. This is achieved largely via activation of cellular xenosensors that modulate gene expression. Biotransformation of xenobiotics frequently comes with the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS, in turn, are known modulators of signal transduction processes. FOXO (forkhead box, class O) transcription factors are among the proteins deeply involved in the cellular response to stress, including oxidative stress elicited by the formation of ROS...
August 3, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817770/photoinduced-copper-catalyzed-alkylation-of-amines-a-mechanistic-study-of-the-cross-coupling-of-carbazole-with-alkyl-bromides
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Jun Myun Ahn, Tanvi S Ratani, Kareem Hannoun, Gregory C Fu, Jonas C Peters
We have recently reported that a variety of couplings of nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and carbon nucleophiles with organic halides can be achieved under mild conditions (-40 to 30 °C) through the use of light and a copper catalyst. Insight into the various mechanisms by which these reactions proceed may enhance our understanding of chemical reactivity and facilitate the development of new methods. In this report, we apply an array of tools (EPR, NMR, transient absorption, and UV-vis spectroscopy; ESI-MS; X-ray crystallography; DFT calculations; reactivity, stereochemical, and product studies) to investigate the photoinduced, copper-catalyzed coupling of carbazole with alkyl bromides...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817280/x-ray-spectroscopy-uncovering-the-effects-of-cu-based-nanoparticle-concentration-and-structure-on-phaseolus-vulgaris-germination-and-seedling-development
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Nádia Marion Duran, Susilaine Maira Savassa, Rafael G Lima, Eduardo de Almeida, Francisco Scaglia Linhares, Cornelis A M van Gestel, Hudson W Pereira de Carvalho
Presenting fertilizers in nano form can improve their performance, but may also bring risks to the environment since the fate of nanomaterials is poorly understood. This study investigated the impact of CuO nanoparticles on the germination and seedling development of Phaseolus vulgaris L. A range of nanoparticle sizes and concentrations was covered (25, 40 and <80 nm at 1, 10, 100 and 1,000 mg Cu L-1). Nanoparticles did not affect seed germination, but seedling weight gain was promoted by 100 mg Cu L-1 and inhibited by 1,000 mg Cu L-1 of 25 nm Cu and CuSO4...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817257/cation-anion-arrangement-patterns-in-self-assembled-pd2l4-and-pd4l8-coordination-cages
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Guido H Clever, Philip Punt
Compounds featuring one-dimensional regular arrangements of stacked metal complexes and alternating [cation-anion]∞ sequences have raised considerable interest owing to their peculiar electronic and optical properties as well as guest inclusion capabilities. While traditional ways to realize these structural motifs rely on crystalline compounds, exclusively existing in the solid state, recent progress in the area of metal-mediated supramolecular self-assembly allows for the rational synthesis of structurally well-defined short stretches of stacked metal complexes and cation-anion arrangements...
August 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816444/mapping-the-intricate-reactivity-of-nanojars-toward-molecules-of-varying-acidity-and-their-conjugate-bases-leading-to-exchange-of-pyrazolate-ligands
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Christian K Hartman, Gellert Mezei
A comprehensive reactivity study of nanojars toward 18 different acidic compounds with varying pKa, including 12 different carboxylic acids (both aliphatic and aromatic mono- and dicarboxylic acids), p-toluenesulfonic acid, hydrogen sulfate, hydrogen carbonate, carbonic acid, 1-decanethiol, and methanol, as well as four different conjugate bases (formate, acetate, benzoate, 2-bromoethanesulfonate) is carried out with the aid of electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry. Thus, the effect on nanojar substitution and breakdown pattern of a number of variables, such as concentration of reagent (acid or conjugate base), acidity of reagent (pKa), effect of acid vs conjugate base, steric effects, aromaticity, incarcerated anion and size of the nanojar, is evaluated...
August 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816044/action-of-gold-nanospikes-based-nanoradiosensitizers-cellular-internalization-radiotherapy-and-autophagy
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Ningning Ma, Peidang Liu, Nongyue He, Ning Gu, Fu-Gen Wu, Zhan Chen
A major challenge to achieve effective X-ray radiation therapy is to use a relatively low and safe radiation dose. Various radiosensitizers, which can significantly enhance the radiotherapeutic performance, have been developed. Gold-based nanomaterials, as a new type of nanoparticle-based radiosensitizers, have been extensively used in researches involving cancer radiotherapy. However, the cancer therapeutic effect using the gold nanoparticle-based radiotherapy is usually not significant because of the low cellular uptake efficiency and the autophagy-inducing ability of these gold nanomaterials...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814078/structural-characterization-and-unique-catalytic-performance-of-silyl-group-substituted-geminal-dichromiomethane-complexes-stabilized-with-a-diamine-ligand
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Masahito Murai, Ryuji Taniguchi, Naoki Hosokawa, Yusuke Nishida, Hiroko Mimachi, Toshiyuki Oshiki, Kazuhiko Takai
Stabilization by a silyl group on the methylene carbon and a diamine ligand let to the isolation of gemdichromiomethane species. X-ray crystallography confirmed the identity of the structure of this rare example of reactive gemdimetalloalkane species. The isolated gem-dichromiomethane complex acted as a storable silylmethylidene carbene equivalent, with reactivity that could be changed dramatically upon addition of a Lewis acid (ZnCl2) and a base (TMEDA) to promote both silylalkylidenation of polar aldehydes and silylcyclopropanation of non-polar alkenes...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813602/carbodicarbenes-unexpected-%C3%AF-accepting-ability-during-re-activity-with-small-molecules
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Wen-Ching Chen, Wei-Chih Shih, Titel Jurca, Lili Zhao, Diego M Andrada, Chun-Jung Peng, Chun-Chi Chang, Shu-Kai Liu, Yi-Ping Wang, Yuh-Sheng Wen, Glenn P A Yap, Chao-Ping Hsu, Gernot Frenking, Tiow-Gan Ong
An investigation of carbodicarbenes, the less explored member of the carbenic complex/ligand family has yielded unexpected electronic features and concomitant reactivity. Observed 1,2-addition of E-H bonds (E = B, C, Si) across the carbone central carbon and that of the flanking NHC fragment, combined with single-crystal X-ray studies of a model Pd complex strongly suggests a significant level of π-accepting ability at the central carbon of the NHC moiety. This feature is atypical of classic NHCs, which are strong σ-donors, with only nominal π-accepting ability...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809856/decreased-nox2-expression-in-the-brain-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-association-with-valproic-acid-prescription-and-substance-abuse
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T Seredenina, S Sorce, F R Herrmann, X-J Ma Mulone, O Plastre, A Aguzzi, V Jaquet, K-H Krause
Neuroinflammation and increased oxidative stress are believed to contribute to the development of psychiatric diseases. Animal studies have implicated NADPH oxidases (NOX) as relevant sources of reactive oxygen species in the brain. We have analyzed the expression of NOX isoforms in post-mortem brain samples from patients with psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) and non-psychiatric subjects. Two collections from the Stanley Medical Research Institute were studied: the Array Collection (RNA, 35 individuals per group), and a neuropathology consortium collection (paraffin-embedded sections, 15 individuals per group)...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809555/electronic-magnetic-and-redox-properties-and-o2-reactivity-of-iron-ii-and-nickel-ii-o-semiquinonate-complexes-of-a-tris-thioether-ligand-uncovering-the-intradiol-cleaving-reactivity-of-an-iron-ii-o-semiquinonate-complex
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Peng Wang, Michelle M Killian, Mohamed R Saber, Tian Qiu, Glenn P A Yap, Codrina V Popescu, Joel Rosenthal, Kim R Dunbar, Thomas C Brunold, Charles G Riordan
The iron(II) semiquinonate character within the iron(III) catecholate species has been proposed by numerous studies to account for the O2 reactivity of intradiol catechol dioxygenases, but a well-characterized iron(II) semiquinonate species that exhibits intradiol cleaving reactivity has not yet been reported. In this study, a detailed electronic structure description of the first iron(II) o-semiquinonate complex, [PhTt(tBu)]Fe(phenSQ) [PhTt(tBu) = phenyltris(tert-butylthiomethyl)borate; phenSQ = 9,10-phenanthrenesemiquinonate; Wang et al...
August 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809405/benzotrifuran-btfuran-a-building-block-for-%C3%AF-conjugated-systems
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Renan B Ferreira, Jose M Figueroa, Danielle E Fagnani, Khalil A Abboud, Ronald K Castellano
Reported here is the first synthesis, X-ray crystal structure, and derivatization of benzotrifuran (BTFuran). Single crystal X-ray analysis of BTFuran shows a tight hexagonal packing stabilized by π-stacking interactions and C-H···O contacts. α-Lithiation of BTFuran enables the preparation of reactive intermediates suitable for cross-coupling reactions, allowing access to representative BTFuran-containing π-conjugated systems.
August 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808722/role-of-carboxylic-acid-groups-in-the-reduction-of-nitric-oxide-by-carbon-at-low-temperature-as-exemplified-by-graphene-oxide
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J Zhang, Q Gao, X M Li, J Z Zhou, X X Ruan, Q Liu, G R Qian, Z P Xu
Graphene oxide (GO) was utilized to investigate the role of carboxylic acid groups in the reduction of nitric oxide (NO) for the first time. As a result, GO with sufficient carboxylic acid groups reduced 45% of NO at 100 °C. However, GO without these oxygen-containing groups barely reduced NO (lower than 5%) under the same conditions. After reduction of NO, the carboxylic acid group content on GO decreased from 8.32 to 5.22 mmol g(-1). Simultaneously, the anhydride group content increased from 0.14 to 0.28 mmol g(-1)...
August 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808107/structure-of-psb29-thf1-and-its-association-with-the-ftsh-protease-complex-involved-in-photosystem-ii-repair-in-cyanobacteria
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Martina Bec Ková, Jianfeng Yu, Vendula Krynická, Amanda Kozlo, Shengxi Shao, Peter Koník, Josef Komenda, James W Murray, Peter J Nixon
One strategy for enhancing photosynthesis in crop plants is to improve their ability to repair photosystem II (PSII) in response to irreversible damage by light. Despite the pivotal role of thylakoid-embedded FtsH protease complexes in the selective degradation of PSII subunits during repair, little is known about the factors involved in regulating FtsH expression. Here we show using the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 that the Psb29 subunit, originally identified as a minor component of His-tagged PSII preparations, physically interacts with FtsH complexes in vivo and is required for normal accumulation of the FtsH2/FtsH3 hetero-oligomeric complex involved in PSII repair...
September 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807294/recombinase-polymerase-amplification-rpa-combined-with-lateral-flow-lf-strip-for-detection-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-the-environment
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Y D Wu, M J Xu, Q Q Wang, C X Zhou, M Wang, X Q Zhu, D H Zhou
Toxoplasma gondii infects all warm-blooded vertebrates, resulting in a great threat to human health and significant economic loss to the livestock industry. Ingestion of infectious oocysts of T. gondii from the environment is the major source of transmission. Detection of T. gondii oocysts by existing methods is laborious, time-consuming and expensive. The objective of the present study was to develop a recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) method combined with a lateral flow (LF) strip for detection of T...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806678/the-sorptive-and-reductive-capacities-of-biochar-supported-nanoscaled-zero-valent-iron-nzvi-in-relation-to-its-crystallite-size
#18
Shengsen Wang, Yanxia Zhou, Bin Gao, Xiaozhi Wang, Xianqiang Yin, Ke Feng, Jun Wang
In this work, nZVI was immobilized by bamboo derived biochars (nZVI/BB), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (nZVI/PBB) and nitric acid (HNO3) (nZVI/HBB) modified BB. H2O2 and HNO3 deceased surface area and pore volume of pristine biochars. Total iron (Fe) contents were 16.50, 24.40, and 13.08% for nZVI/BB, nZVI/PBB and nZVI/HBB, respectively. The X-ray diffraction revealed that nZVI in biochar matrix was dominantly metallic Fe coated with Fe oxides. The transmission electron microscopy indicated nZVI particle sizes were 41...
August 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805792/immune-reconstitution-in-patients-with-acquired-severe-aplastic-anemia-after-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation
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X-Y Pei, X-Y Zhao, L-P Xu, Y Wang, X-H Zhang, Y-J Chang, X-J Huang
Immune recovery (IR) after haploidentical stem cell transplantation (haplo-SCT) in severe aplastic anemia (SAA) patients remains relatively unknown. In this study, we examined immune cell subset counts and immunoglobulins in 81 SAA patients from day 30 to day 365 after haplo-SCT. Simultaneously, we determined which factors influence IR and analyzed the effects of immune cell subsets on transplant outcomes. We found that: (i) The reconstitution of different immune cell subsets occurred at different rates after haplo-SCT...
August 14, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804945/nanoscale-metal-organic-layers-for-deeply-penetrating-x-ray-induced-photodynamic-therapy
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Guangxu Lan, Kaiyuan Ni, Ruoyu Xu, Kuangda Lu, Zekai Lin, Christina Chan, Wenbin Lin
We report the rational design of metal-organic layers (MOLs) that are built from [Hf6O4(OH)4(HCO2)6] secondary building units (SBUs) and Ir[bpy(ppy)2]+- or Ru(bpy)32+-derived tricarboxylate ligands (Hf-BPY-Ir or Hf-BPY-Ru; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine, ppy = 2-phenyl-pyridine) and their applications in deeply penetrating X-ray induced photodynamic therapy (X-PDT) of colon cancer. Heavy Hf atoms in the SBUs efficiently absorb X-rays and transfer energy to Ir[bpy(ppy)2]+ or Ru(bpy)32+ moieties to induce PDT by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
August 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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