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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088154/vibrational-properties-of-anhydrous-and-partially-hydrated-uranyl-fluoride
#1
M C Kirkegaard, J Langford, J Steill, B Anderson, A Miskowiec
Uranyl fluoride (UO2F2) is a hygroscopic powder with two main structural phases: an anhydrous crystal and a partially hydrated crystal of the same R3¯m symmetry. The formally closed-shell electron structure of anhydrous UO2F2 is amenable to density functional theory calculations. We use density functional perturbation theory (DFPT) to calculate the vibrational frequencies of the anhydrous crystal structure and employ complementary inelastic neutron scattering and temperature-dependent Raman scattering to validate those frequencies...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088117/adsorption-of-phosphate-from-aqueous-solution-using-iron-zirconium-modified-activated-carbon-nanofiber-performance-and-mechanism
#2
Weiping Xiong, Jing Tong, Zhaohui Yang, Guangming Zeng, Yaoyu Zhou, Dongbo Wang, Peipei Song, Rui Xu, Chen Zhang, Min Cheng
Phosphate (P) removal is significant for the prevention of eutrophication in natural waters. In this paper, a novel adsorbent for the removal of P from aqueous solution was synthesized by loading zirconium oxide and iron oxide onto activated carbon nanofiber (ACF-ZrFe) simultaneously. The adsorbent was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results showed that P adsorption was highly pH dependent and the optimum pH was found to be 4...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088017/co-delivery-of-ibuprofen-and-gentamicin-from-nanoporous-anodic-titanium-dioxide-layers
#3
Anna Pawlik, Magdalena Jarosz, Karolina Syrek, Grzegorz D Sulka
Although single-drug therapy may prove insufficient in treating bacterial infections or inflammation after orthopaedic surgeries, complex therapy (using both an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory drug) is thought to address the problem. Among drug delivery systems (DDSs) with prolonged drug release profiles, nanoporous anodic titanium dioxide (ATO) layers on Ti foil are very promising. In the discussed research, ATO samples were synthesized via a three-step anodization process in an ethylene glycol-based electrolyte with fluoride ions...
January 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086862/management-of-dentin-hypersensitivity-by-national-dental-practice-based-research-network-practitioners-results-from-a-questionnaire-administered-prior-to-initiation-of-a-clinical-study-on-this-topic
#4
Dorota T Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Cyril Meyerowitz, Mark S Litaker, Sidney Chonowski, Marc W Heft, Valeria V Gordan, Robin L Yardic, Theresa E Madden, Stephanie C Reyes, Gregg H Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a common problem encountered in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to identify the management approaches for DH among United States dentists. METHODS: One hundred eighty five National Dental Practice-Based Research Network clinicians completed a questionnaire regarding their preferred methods to diagnose and manage DH in the practice setting, and their beliefs about DH predisposing factors. RESULTS: Almost all dentists (99%) reported using more than one method to diagnose DH...
January 13, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080021/an-ionic-liquid-as-interface-linker-for-tuning-piezoresistive-sensitivity-and-toughness-in-poly-vinylidene-fluoride-carbon-nanotube-composites
#5
Kai Ke, Petra Potschke, Shanglin Gao, Brigitte Voit
Conductive polymer nanocomposites (CPNCs) have emerged as potential alternatives for metallic foil sensors and semiconductor strain gauges. The simultaneous achievement of high piezoresistive sensitivity and large strain ranges for CPNCs currently presents a great challenge, possibly extending the applications of CPNCs with self-diagnosis capabilities to many structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. Here, we report a facile strategy for fabricating highly piezoresistive and tough poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) based CPNCs by tuning the interactions between the polymer matrix and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) using an ionic liquid (IL) as an interface linker/modifier...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079950/olefin-insertion-into-a-pd-f-bond-catalyst-reactivation-following-%C3%AE-f-elimination-in-ethylene-vinyl-fluoride-copolymerization
#6
Shinji Wada, Richard F Jordan
The discrete (phosphinoarenesulfonate)Pd fluoride complex (PO(Bp,OMe) )PdF(lutidine), where PO(Bp,OMe) =(2-MeOC6 H4 )(2-{2,6-(MeO)2 C6 H3 }C6 H4 )(2-SO3 -5-MeC6 H3 )P, inserts vinyl fluoride (VF) to form (PO(Bp,OMe) )PdCH2 CHF2 (lutidine) and inserts multiple ethylene (E) units to generate polyethylene that contains -CH2 F chain ends. These results provide strong evidence that the -CHF2 and -CH2 F chain ends in E/VF copolymer generated by (phosphinoarenesulfonate)PdR catalysts form by β-F elimination of Pd(β-F-alkyl) species, VF or E insertion of the resulting (PO)PdF species, and subsequent chain growth...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079131/matrix-metallopeptidase-2-gene-rs2287074-polymorphism-is-associated-with-brick-tea-skeletal-fluorosis-in-tibetans-and-kazaks-china
#7
Junrui Pei, Bingyun Li, Yang Liu, Xiaona Liu, Mang Li, Yanru Chu, Qing Yang, Wei Jiang, Fuxun Chen, Gottfried M Darko, Yanmei Yang, Yanhui Gao
Brick tea skeletal fluorosis is still a public health issue in the north-western area of China. However its pathogenesis remains unknown. Our previous study reveals that the severity of skeletal fluorosis in Tibetans is more serious than that in Kazaks, although they have similar fluoride exposure, suggesting the onset of brick tea type skeletal fluorosis might be genetically influenced. Here we show that MMP-2 rs2287074 SNP (G/A), but not rs243865, was associated with Brick tea type fluorosis in Tibetans and Kazaks, China...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077305/in-utero-exposure-to-fluoride-and-cognitive-development-delay-in-infants
#8
L Valdez Jiménez, O D López Guzmán, M Cervantes Flores, R Costilla-Salazar, J Calderón Hernández, Y Alcaraz Contreras, D O Rocha-Amador
The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between in utero exposure to fluoride (F) and Mental and Psychomotor Development (MDI and PDI) evaluated through the Bayley Scale of Infant Development II (BSDI-II) in infants. The sample included 65 mother-infant pairs. Environmental exposure to F was quantified in tap and bottled water samples and F in maternal urine was the biological exposure indicator; samples were collected during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The mean values of F in tap water for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester were 2...
January 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076495/antimicrobial-activity-of-ozone-and-naf-chlorhexidine-on-early-childhood-caries
#9
Marcos Ximenes, Mariane Cardoso, Fernando Astorga, Roland Arnold, Luiz André Pimenta, Ricardo de Sousa Viera
An early childhood carie (ECC) is an extremely destructive form of tooth decay. The aim of this study was to investigate the action of ozone (O3), and the association of sodium fluoride (NaF) with chlorhexidine (CHX) on bacteria related to ECC. Overnight culture of the bacteria was performed. On exponential phase the suspension was adjusted (101-108 CFU/mL). A drop (10μL) of each concentration of bacteria was applied on sheep blood agar plates and treated with O3 (2, 20, 200, and 2,000 ppm); after 18 hours, recovery analysis of CFU verified the reduction of bacterial activity...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075600/a-synthesis-of-dual-warhead-%C3%AE-aryl-ethenesulfonyl-fluorides-and-one-pot-reaction-to-%C3%AE-sultams
#10
Praveen K Chinthakindi, Kimberleigh B Govender, A Sanjeeva Kumar, Hendrik G Kruger, Thavendran Govender, Tricia Naicker, Per I Arvidsson
Herein, we report an operationally simple, ligand- and additive-free oxidative boron-Heck coupling that is compatible with the ethenesulfonyl fluoride functional group. The protocol proceeds at room temperature with chemoselectivity and E-isomer selectivity and offers facile access to a wide range of β-aryl/heteroaryl ethenesulfonyl fluorides from commercial boronic acids. Furthermore, we demonstrate a "one-pot click" reaction to directly transform the products to aryl-substituted β-sultams.
January 11, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075114/unveiling-the-critical-role-of-polymeric-binders-for-silicon-negative-electrodes-in-lithium-ion-full-cells
#11
Jiagang Xu, Long Zhang, Yikai Wang, Tao Chen, Mohanad Al-Shroofy, Yang-Tse Cheng
Because of its natural abundance and high theoretical specific capacity (3579 mAh g-1, based on Li15Si4), silicon and its composites have been extensively studied as the negative electrode for future high energy density lithium-ion batteries. While the rapid failure due to significant volumetric strain of lithium-silicon reactions makes bulk silicon unsuitable for practical applications, silicon nanoparticles can sustain the large volume changes without fracturing. However, polymeric binders are usually required to maintain the structural integrity of electrodes made of particles...
January 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074972/correlated-non-correlated-ion-dynamics-of-charge-neutral-ion-couples-the-origin-of-ionicity-in-ionic-liquids
#12
G W Driver, Y Huang, A Laaksonen, T Sparrman, Y-L Wang, P-O Westlund
Proton/fluoride spin-lattice (T1) nuclear magnetic relaxation dispersion (NMRD) measurements of 1-butyl-3-methyl-1H-imidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [C4mim][PF6], have been carried out using high field spectrometers and a fast-field-cycling instrument at proton Larmor frequencies ranging from 10 kHz to 40 MHz, at different temperatures. The NMRD profiles are interpreted by means of a simple relaxation model based on the inter- and intra-ionic dipole-dipole relaxation mechanism. Using an atomic molecular-ion dynamic simulation at 323 K the relevant spin dipole-dipole (DD) correlation functions are calculated...
January 11, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074355/evaluation-of-visual-pedagogy-in-dental-check-ups-and-preventive-practices-among-6-12-year-old-children-with-autism
#13
Firoozeh Nilchian, Fereshteh Shakibaei, Zeinab Taghi Jarah
This study was aimed to evaluate the impact of visual pedagogy in dental check-ups and preventive practices among children with autism aged 6-12. In this randomized double-blind clinical trial, the cooperation of 40 children with autism age 6-12. The selected children were equally divided into two groups of case and control (n = 20). The obtained data were analyzed by statistical tests, including Chi square and independent t test. The results of Cochran showed a significant increase in children's cooperation with regard to fluoride therapy in the case group by repeating the visit and training sessions (p ≤ 0...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073813/association-between-the-healthy-eating-index-2010-and-nutrient-and-energy-densities-of-german-households-food-purchases
#14
Jonas Peltner, Silke Thiele
BACKGROUND: The USDA Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is used widely to measure diet quality because it allows a number of different applications. Although several evaluations of the HEI-2010 have already been carried out, there is lack of those which focus on associations between the HEI and nutrient intakes. This study updates and expands upon previous findings on these associations. METHODS: Using German consumption data, where ∼12 million purchases from 13 131 households are recorded, HEI-2010 total and individual scores, as well as several energy and nutrient densities were calculated...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073323/protective-effect-exerted-by-soil-phosphorus-on-soybean-subjected-to-arsenic-and-fluoride
#15
Carolina Bustingorri, Guillermo Noriega, Raúl S Lavado, Karina Balestrasse
: Objetive: Arsenic (As) and fluoride (F) are found in groundwater and soils around the world, causing different problems to crops. Because these elements compete against phosphorus (P) in soils and plants, their relationship is complex. The aim of this work was to study the oxidative stress of soybean plants subjected to different concentrations of As and F, and the effect of P. METHODS: The following 10 treatments were carried out in each of two soils with different P content: three As levels (low 10 mg As kg(-1), medium 50 mg As kg(-1) and high 100 mg As kg(-1)), three F levels (low 160 mg F kg(-1), medium 250 mg F kg(-1) and high 500 mg F kg(-1)) and three As + F levels (same concentrations), and the control treatment (soil with the background As and F concentrations) Lipid peroxidation, chlorophyll, gluthatione contents and antioxidant enzymes activities were determination...
January 10, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072890/candida-albicans-survival-growth-and-biofilm-formation-are-differently-affected-by-mouthwashes-an-in-vitro-study
#16
Simona Paulone, Giulia Malavasi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Carlotta Francesca Orsi, Samuele Peppoloni, Rachele Giovanna Neglia, Elisabetta Blasi
Candida albicans is the most common cause of oral mycoses. The aim of the present study was to investigate in vitro the susceptibility of C. albicans to mouthwashes, in terms of growth, survival and biofilm formation. Candida albicans, laboratory strain SC5314, and 7 commercial mouthwashes were employed: 3 with 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate; 1 with 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate and 250 ppm F- sodium fluoride; 3 with fluorine-containing molecules. None of the mouthwashes contained ethanol in their formulations...
January 9, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070636/extracellular-matrix-loss-in-chondrocytes-after-exposure-to-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-nadph-oxidase-dependent-manner
#17
Sakie Funato, Rika Yasuhara, Kentaro Yoshimura, Yoichi Miyamoto, Kotaro Kaneko, Tetsuo Suzawa, Daichi Chikazu, Kenji Mishima, Kazuyoshi Baba, Ryutaro Kamijo
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by excessive death of chondrocytes and loss of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in articular cartilage. We previously reported that reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by the NADPH oxidase (NOX) isoform NOX-2 are involved in chondrocyte death induced by interleukin-1β (IL-1β). In this study, we investigate the role of NOX-2 in the production and degradation of ECM by chondrocytes. Although IL-1β lowered the mRNA expression of type II collagen (Col2a1) and aggrecan (Acan) in mouse chondrocyte-like ATDC5 cells, RNA silencing of Nox2 did not change the mRNA expression of these major components of the ECM of cartilage...
January 9, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070588/a-silica-based-sers-chip-for-rapid-and-ultrasensitive-detection-of-fluoride-ions-triggered-by-a-cyclic-boronate-ester-cleavage-reaction
#18
Jian Zhang, Lifang He, Peirong Chen, Chao Tian, Jianping Wang, Bianhua Liu, Changlong Jiang, Zhongping Zhang
Chemical sensing for the convenient detection of trace aqueous fluoride ions (F(-)) has been widely explored with the use of various sensing materials and techniques. It still remains a challenge to achieve ultrasensitive but simple, rapid, and inexpensive detection of F(-) for environmental monitoring and protection. Here we reported a novel surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanosensor, fluorescein phenylboronic acid covalently linked to 1,4-dimercapto-2,3-butanediol modified Au@Ag NPs by a cyclic boronate ester (Flu-PBA-Diol-Au@Ag NPs), for the rapid and ultrasensitive detection of F(-)...
January 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070077/voltage-induced-infrared-absorption-from-a-spin-cast-thin-film-of-ferroelectric-poly-vinylidene-fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene-p-vdf-trfe
#19
Kenji Takashima, Yukio Furukawa
Voltage-induced infrared spectra of annealed spin-cast thin films of ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) (molar ratio, 3:1) were measured in a stepwise cyclic external electric field. Most of the observed infrared bands originated from the β ferroelectric crystalline phase. The voltage-induced spectral changes were decomposed into zeroth- (original), first-, and second-derivative spectra, and were attributed to the rotational motions of the polymer chains and the vibrational Stark effect...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068471/high-energy-density-polymer-nanocomposites-composed-of-newly-structured-one-dimensional-batio3-al2o3-nanofibers
#20
Zhongbin Pan, Lingmin Yao, JiWei Zhai, Dezhou Fu, Bo Shen, Haitao Wang
Flexible electrostatic capacitors are potentially applicable in modern electrical and electric power systems. In this study, flexible nanocomposites containing newly-structured one-dimensional (1D) BaTiO3@Al2O3 nanofibers (BT@AO NFs) and the ferroelectric polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) matrix were prepared and systematically studied. The 1D BT@AO NFs, where BaTiO3 nanoparticles (BT NPs) were embedded and homogenously dispersed into the AO nanofibers, were successfully synthesized via an improved electrospinning technique...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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