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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545211/nano-enabling-of-strong-base-ion-exchange-media-via-a-room-temperature-aluminum-hydr-oxide-synthesis-method-to-simultaneously-remove-nitrate-and-fluoride
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Jasmina Markovski, Jose Garcia, Kiril D Hristovski, Paul Westerhoff
This study demonstrated a new room-temperature method for synthesizing aluminum (hydr)oxide material inside the pores of strong-base ion-exchange resin to fabricate a novel class of hybrid media capable of simultaneously removing nitrate and fluoride as model groundwater contaminants. The aluminum (hydr)oxide hybrid media was fabricated by reducing aluminum ion precursors with borohydride within ion-exchange resin at room temperature, followed by exposure to environmental oxygen. The hybrid media was characterized, and its performance to simultaneously remove nitrate and fluoride was determined in simple and complex water matrices using short-bed column tests operated under conditions realistic for point-of-use systems...
May 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543887/treatment-of-venous-lake-with-multi-wavelength-595-and-1064-nm-lasers-in-asian-fitzpatrick-skin-type-iv-patients
#2
Jing Yang, Xiaohong Guo, Xiaorong Tong, Juan Tao
BACKGROUND: Multi-wavelength lasers are reportedly useful for treating venous lake (VL) in Caucasian patients. However, the same parameters may not be safe for Asian patients with Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) IV. PURPOSE: Report experience with using multi-wavelength laser for VL treatment in Asian patients with FST IV. METHODS: Seventeen episodes of VL in 15 Chinese patients with FST IV were treated. 595-nm pulsed dye (PDL) laser followed by 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser were administered...
May 24, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541895/noncontact-electrical-permittivity-mapping-and-ph-sensitive-films-for-osseointegrated-prosthesis-and-infection-monitoring
#3
Sumit Gupta, Kenneth J Loh
The objective of this study is to develop a noncontact, noninvasive system for detecting and monitoring subcutaneous infection occurring at the tissue and osseointegrated prosthesis interface. It is known that the local pH of tissue can change due to infection. Therefore, the sensing system integrates two parts, namely, pH-sensitive thin films that can be coated onto prosthesis surfaces prior to them being implanted and an electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) algorithm that can reconstruct the spatial permittivity distribution of a region of space in a noncontact fashion...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540503/hydroxy-al-and-cell-surface-negativity-are-responsible-for-the-enhanced-sensitivity-of-rhodotorula-taiwanensis-to-aluminum-by-increased-medium-ph
#4
Xue Qiang Zhao, Xue Min Bao, Chao Wang, Zuo Yi Xiao, Zhen Min Hu, Chun Li Zheng, Ren Fang Shen
Aluminum (Al) is ubiquitous and toxic to microbes. High Al(3+) concentration and low pH are two key factors responsible for Al toxicity, but our present results contradict this idea. Here, an Al-tolerant yeast strain Rhodotorula taiwanensis RS1 was incubated in glucose media containing Al with a continuous pH gradient from pH 3.1-4.2. The cells became more sensitive to Al and accumulated more Al when pH increased. Calculations using an electrostatic model Speciation Gouy Chapman Stern indicated that, the increased Al sensitivity of cells was associated with AlOH(2+) and Al(OH) 2(+) rather than Al(3+)...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540299/surface-treatment-on-physical-properties-and-biocompatibility-of-orthodontic-power-chains
#5
H C Cheng, M S Chen, B Y Peng, W T Lin, Y K Shen, Y H Wang
The conventional orthodontic power chain, often composed of polymer materials, has drawbacks such as a reduction of elasticity owing to water absorption as well as surface discoloration and staining resulting from food or beverages consumed by the patient. The goal of this study was to develop a surface treatment (nanoimprinting) for orthodontic power chains and to alleviate their shortcomings. A concave template (anodic alumina) was manufactured by anodization process using pure aluminum substrate by employing the nanoimprinting process...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539755/practical-synthesis-of-the-bicyclic-darunavir-side-chain-3r-3as-6ar-hexahydrofuro-2-3-b-furan-3-ol-from-monopotassium-isocitrate
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Gary L Moore, Rodger W Stringham, David S Teager, Tai-Yuen Yue
A practical synthesis of (3R,3aS,6aR)-hexahydrofuro[2,3-b]furan-3-ol-a key intermediate in the synthesis of darunavir-from monopotassium isocitrate is described. The isocitric acid salt, obtained from a high-yielding fermentation fed by sunflower oil, was converted in several steps to a tertiary amide. This amide, along with the compound's ester functionalities, was reduced with lithium aluminum hydride to give, on acidic workup, a transient aminal-triol. This was converted in situ to the title compound, the bicyclic acetal furofuranol side chain of darunavir, a protease inhibitor used in treatment of HIV/AIDS...
January 20, 2017: Organic Process Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539627/assembly-of-gold-nanoparticles-into-aluminum-nanobowl-array
#7
Xingce Fan, Qi Hao, Renchao Jin, Hao Huang, Zhengwei Luo, Xiaozhi Yang, Yile Chen, Xingzhi Han, Meng Sun, Qihua Jing, Zhenggao Dong, Teng Qiu
We mimic unique honeycomb structure as well as its functions of storing honey and pollen to assemble Au nanoparticle pattern on honeycomb-like Al nanobowl array by utilizing solid state dewetting process. Patterned Au nanoarrays of 'one particle per bowl' with tunable plasmonic bands ranging from the visible to the near-infrared region are fabricated by finely selecting the initial thickness of Au film, the geometry of Al nanobowl array and the thermal treatment parameters. This work presents a powerful approach to assemble Au nanoparticles into high density nanoarrays with superior spatial resolution, offering highly concentrated electromagnetic fields for plasmonic sensor applications...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536418/lead-adsorption-by-biochar-under-the-elevated-competition-of-cadmium-and-aluminum
#8
Lu Han, Linbo Qian, Rongqin Liu, Mengfang Chen, Jingchun Yan, Qinhong Hu
Competitive adsorption studies are important to accurately estimate the lead adsorption capacity on biochar in soil. The structure of biochars was evaluated by Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction, and the competitive of Cadmium (Cd) and Aluminum (Al) with Lead (Pb) adsorption were determined by kinetic experiments and pH effects. Adsorption kinetics indicated that the adsorption amount (mg g(-1)) of Pb by biochar was in the decreasing order of CM400 (90.9) > BB600 (56.5) > CM100 (29...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536026/nanochitosan-modified-glass-ionomer-cement-with-enhanced-mechanical-properties-and-fluoride-release
#9
R Senthil Kumar, N Ravikumar, S Kavitha, S Mahalaxmi, R Jayasree, T S Sampath Kumar, M Haneesh
Conventional glass-ionomer cements (GIC) are one of the most prevalent dental restorative materials, but their use is limited by their relatively low mechanical strength. Efforts have been made to improve the mechanical properties by addition of various fillers of which nano-sized particles appears to be a promising strategy. In the current study, effect of addition of nanochitosan particles in GIC (NCH-GIC) on compressive strength, flexural strength, wear resistance and fluoride release has been evaluated and compared with conventional GIC (C-GIC)...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534157/infrared-laser-ablation-with-vacuum-capture-for-fingermark-sampling
#10
Fabrizio Donnarumma, Eden E Camp, Fan Cao, Kermit K Murray
Infrared laser ablation coupled to vacuum capture was employed to collect material from fingermarks deposited on surfaces of different porosity and roughness. Laser ablation at 3 μm was performed in reflection mode with subsequent capture of the ejecta with a filter connected to vacuum. Ablation and capture of standards from fingermarks was demonstrated on glass, plastic, aluminum, and cardboard surfaces. Using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI), it was possible to detect caffeine after spiking with amounts as low as 1 ng...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533794/boron-supply-enhances-aluminum-tolerance-in-root-border-cells-of-pea-pisum-sativum-by-interacting-with-cell-wall-pectins
#11
Xue Wen Li, Jia You Liu, Jing Fang, Lin Tao, Ren Fang Shen, Ya Lin Li, Hong Dong Xiao, Ying Ming Feng, Hai Xiang Wen, Jia Hua Guan, Li Shu Wu, Yong Ming He, Heiner E Goldbach, Min Yu
Aluminum (Al) toxicity is the primary factor limiting crop growth in acidic soils. Boron (B) alleviates Al toxicity in plants, which is mainly considered to be due to the formation of Rhamnogalacturonan II-B (RGII-B) complexes, which helps to stabilize the cytoskeleton. It is unclear yet whether this is due to the increasing of net negative charges and/or further mechanisms. Kinetics of Al accumulation and adsorption were investigated using entire cells, cell wall and pectin of root border cells (RBCs) of pea (Pisum sativum), to reveal the mechanism of B in interacting with alkali-soluble and chelator-soluble pectin for an increased Al tolerance in RBCs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532811/bovine-vaccinia-inactivated-vaccinia-virus-vaccine-induces-protection-in-murine-model
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Ana Carolina Diniz Matos, Maria Isabel Maldonado Coelho Guedes, Izabelle Silva Rehfeld, Erica Azevedo Costa, Aristoteles Gomes Costa, Natalia Lopes da Silva, Andrey Pereira Lage, Zélia Inês Portela Lobato
Bovine vaccinia (BV), caused by Vaccinia virus (VACV), is a zoonosis characterized by exanthematous lesions on the teats of dairy cows and the milkers' hands. Since 1999, due to the occurrence of many BV outbreaks in dairy farms across all Brazilian regions, there is a need to improve the control and prevention measures of the disease. Vaccination is one of the major tools to prevent viral diseases, and it could be an alternative for BV prevention. The main objective of this study was the development of vaccine formulations against BV using the inactivated VACV strain GP2 as antigen combined with different adjuvants...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532128/band-offset-measurements-in-atomic-layer-deposited-al2o3-zn0-8al0-2o-heterojunction-studied-by-x-ray-photoelectron-spectroscopy
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Baojun Yan, Shulin Liu, Yuekun Heng, Yuzhen Yang, Yang Yu, Kaile Wen
Pure aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and zinc aluminum oxide (Zn x Al1-x O) thin films were deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The microstructure and optical band gaps (E g ) of the Zn x Al1-x O (0.2 ≤ x ≤ 1) films were studied by X-ray diffractometer and Tauc method. The band offsets and alignment of atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3/Zn0.8Al0.2O heterojunction were investigated in detail using charge-corrected X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. In this work, different methodologies were adopted to recover the actual position of the core levels in insulator materials which were easily affected by differential charging phenomena...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532098/mechanical-behavior-of-yttria-stabilized-tetragonal-zirconia-polycrystalline-ceramic-after-different-zirconia-surface-treatments
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Joao Luiz Pozzobon, Gabriel Kalil Rocha Pereira, Vinicius Felipe Wandscher, Lucio Strazzabosco Dorneles, Luiz Felipe Valandro
This study investigated the effects of different zirconia surface conditioning methods on the biaxial flexure strength, surface characteristics and fractographic analysis of a Y-TZP ceramic. Disc-shaped specimens were manufactured according to ISO 6872-2008 for biaxial flexure strength testing, and then randomly assigned into seven groups (n=30). Control (CTRL): without treatment; Tribochemical silica coating (TBS): specimens were sandblasted with silica-coated aluminum oxide particles (CoJet-Sand) for 10s; Silica nanofilm (SNF): specimens were silica coated with a 5nm SiO2 nanofilm; and four protocols of low-fusing porcelain glaze (GLZ): etching with 10% hydrofluoric acid gel (HF) for 1min (GLZ1), 5min (GLZ5), 10min (GLZ10) and 15min (GLZ15)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532027/evaluation-of-different-surface-treatments-on-fiber-post-cemented-with-a-self-adhesive-system
#15
Maíra Prado, Juliana N Marques, Gisele Damiana Pereira, Eduardo M da Silva, Renata A Simão
Surface treatment of fiber-reinforced posts can increase adhesion, especially on the post/resin cement interface. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of different surface treatments on fiber post cemented with a self-adhesive system. Sixty fiberglass epoxy resin posts were cleaned, dried and divided into 6 groups (n=10): Control (no surface treatment), silane (silane coupling agent was applied homogeneously on surface), 24% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (immersion during 1min), blasting (blasting with aluminum oxide for 30s), NH3 plasma (plasma treatment for 3min) and HMDSO plasma (plasma treatment for 15min)...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530818/metal-foam-based-ultrafast-electronucleation-of-hydrates-at-low-voltages
#16
Arjang Shahriari, Palash Vadiraj Acharya, Katherine Carpenter, Vaibhav Bahadur
The induction time for the nucleation of hydrates can be significantly reduced by electronucleation, which consists of applying an electrical potential across the hydrate precursor solution. This study reveals that open-cell aluminum foam electrodes can reduce the electronucleation induction time by 150X, when compared to non-foam electrodes. Experiments with tetrahydrofuran hydrates show that aluminum foam electrodes trigger near-instantaneous nucleation (in only 10's of seconds) at low voltages. Furthermore, this study suggests that two distinct interfacial mechanisms influence electronucleation, namely electrolytic bubble generation, and the formation of metal ion complex-based coordination compounds...
May 22, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529531/the-protective-effect-of-lavender-essential-oil-and-its-main-component-linalool-against-the-cognitive-deficits-induced-by-d-galactose-and-aluminum-trichloride-in-mice
#17
Pan Xu, Kezhu Wang, Cong Lu, Liming Dong, Li Gao, Ming Yan, Silafu Aibai, Yanyan Yang, Xinmin Liu
Lavender essential oil (LO) is a traditional medicine used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It was extracted from Lavandula angustifolia Mill. This study was designed to investigate the effects of lavender essential oil (LO) and its active component, linalool (LI), against cognitive impairment induced by D-galactose (D-gal) and AlCl3 in mice and to explore the related mechanisms. Our results revealed that LO (100 mg/kg) or LI (100 mg/kg) significantly protected the cognitive impairments as assessed by the Morris water maze test and step-though test...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529176/impairment-of-antioxidant-mechanisms-in-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes-by-acute-exposure-to-aluminum
#18
Wilson F Ramírez-Duarte, Tomofumi Kurobe, Swee J Teh
Increasing aluminum (Al) concentrations in aquatic habitats as a result of anthropogenic acidification and industrialization is a global issue. Moreover, in extensive areas of the humid tropics and subtropics, high Al concentrations in freshwater are observed because of both naturally low pH and high Al concentrations in soil. Al increases production of reactive oxygen species and enhances oxidative damage in mammals. However, no studies have examined the effect of environmentally relevant concentrations of Al at low pH on oxidative stress in fish...
May 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529039/municipal-solid-waste-processing-and-separation-employing-wet-torrefaction-for-alternative-fuel-production-and-aluminum-reclamation
#19
Gea Fardias Mu'min, Pandji Prawisudha, Ilman Nuran Zaini, Muhammad Aziz, Ari Darmawan Pasek
This study employs wet torrefaction process (also known as hydrothermal) at low temperature. This process simultaneously acts as waste processing and separation of mixed waste, for subsequent utilization as an alternative fuel. The process is also applied for the delamination and separation of non-recyclable laminated aluminum waste into separable aluminum and plastic. A 2.5-L reactor was used to examine the wet torrefaction process at temperatures below 200°C. It was observed that the processed mixed waste was converted into two different products: a mushy organic part and a bulky plastic part...
May 18, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527844/evaluation-of-various-pretreatments-to-fiber-post-on-the-push-out-bond-strength-of-root-canal-dentin
#20
Ömer Kırmalı, Özlem Üstün, Alper Kapdan, Alper Kuştarcı
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the effect of different pretreatments (fiber post) with the laser-activated irrigation (LAI) technique (for removal of the smear layer) on root canal dentin in terms of push-out bond strength (PBS) in a fiber post. METHODS: Fifty freshly extracted mandibular single-rooted premolars were prepared, and LAI was applied to all roots (17% EDTA was 5 mL for 120 seconds with an erbium, chromium:yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet laser [0...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
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