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Multiwall carbon nanotubes

Maryam Khan, Qayyum Husain, Rani Bushra
The present study aimed to work out a high yield procedure for immobilization of Aspergillus oryzae β-galactosidase on polyaniline cobalt multiwalled carbon nanotubes nanocomposite (PANI/Co/MWCNTNC) by physical adsorption and covalent attachment via glutaraldehyde. The binding was confirmed by scanning and transmission electron microscopy along with Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy. The immobilization yields obtained for adsorbed and cross-linked enzymes were 93% and 97%, respectively. The covalently immobilized enzyme was remarkably more stable at extremes of pH and temperature compared to native and adsorbed enzymes...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Minhyun Jung, Kyungkwan Kim, Bumjin Kim, Haena Cheong, Kwanwoo Shin, Oh-Sun Kwon, Jong-Jin Park, Sanghun Jeon
We present the development of a flexible bimodal sensor using a paper platform and ink-jet printing method, which are suited for low-cost fabrication processes and realization of flexible devices. In this study, we employed a vertically stacked bimodal device architecture in which a temperature sensor is stacked on top of a pressure sensor and operated on different principles, allowing the minimization of interference effects. For the temperature sensor placed in the top layer, we used the thermoelectric effect and formed a closed-loop thermocouple composed of two different printable inks: conductive PEDOT:PSS and silver nanoparticles on a flexible paper platform, and obtained temperature-sensing capability over a wide range (150 ℃)...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xu Ling, Li Zou, Zilin Chen
A polymeric column that contains a multiwalled carbon nanotubes-β-cyclodextrin composite was developed. The composite was wrapped into the poly(butyl methacrylate-ethylene dimethacrylate) monolith column (0.76 mm I.D. and 10 cm in length). The column was then applied for the online solid-phase microextraction of psoralen and isopsoralen from Fructus Psoraleae. Following microextraction, the coumarins were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography with C18 separation column and UV detection. The effects of sample flow rate, sample volume and pH value were optimized...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
Pichan Saheeda, Kaviladath Sabira, Mohandas Dhaneesha, Sankaran Jayaleksmi
Highly luminescent, polymer nanocomposite films based on poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), and monodispersed carbon dots (C-dots) derived from multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), as coatings on substrates as well as free standing ones are obtained via solution-based techniques. The synthesized films exhibit pH-independent photoluminescence (PL) emission, which is an advantageous property compared with the pH-dependent photoluminescence intensity variations, generally observed for the C-dots dispersed in aqueous solution...
July 17, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
Ana I Corps Ricardo, Francisco J Guzmán Bernardo, Mohammed Zougagh, Rosa C Rodríguez Martín-Doimeadios, Ángel Ríos
A rapid and reliable method based on magnetic solid-phase extraction (MSPE) and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC-FLD) analysis was developed and validated for the quantitative determination of seven polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water samples. Hybrid composites made up of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were tested as adsorbent materials. The main factors influencing the extraction yields were optimized, namely the amount and type of adsorbent in the adsorption, and the solvent, the type of energy and the time in the desorption step...
July 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Wenhui Lu, Jinhua Li, Yanqing Sheng, Xinshen Zhang, Jinmao You, Lingxin Chen
Magnetic nanoparticle-multiwalled carbon nanotubes composites (MNP/MWCNTs) were prepared using 1,6-hexanediamine functionalized Fe3O4 nanoparticles (MNP) linked to carboxylic MWCNTs by facile one-pot solvothermal synthesis for highly efficient removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution. The easily obtained magnetic nanocomposites were systematically characterized, and several major factors affecting the adsorption-based removal were investigated, including solution pH, adsorbent dosage, temperature and contact time...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Mingchao Jin, Xiaoqing Zhang, Qianna Zhen, Yifan He, Xiao Chen, Wenjing Lyu, Runchuan Han, Min Ding
Indole is an essential metabolite in intestinal tract. The dysregulation of plasma indole concentration occurred in various diseases. In this study, the indole in plasma was determined directly using electrochemical sensor with multiwall carbon nanotubes-chitosan (MWCNTs-CS) modified screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE). The electrochemical behavior of indole was elucidated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) on the MWCNTs-CS composites modified SPCE (MWCNTs-CS/SPCE). The results showed that the current responses of indole improved greatly due to the high catalytic activity and electron transfer reaction of nano-composites...
July 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Zhihui Zeng, Hao Jin, Mingji Chen, Weiwei Li, Licheng Zhou, Xiao Xue, Zhong Zhang
Multiwalled carbon nanotube/polymer composites with aligned and isotropic micropores are constructed by a facile ice-templated freeze-drying method in a wide density range, with controllable types and contents of the nanoscale building blocks, in order to tune the shielding performance together with the considerable mechanical and electrical properties. Under the mutual promotion of the frame and porous structure, the lightweight high-performance shielding is achieved: a 2.3 mm thick sample can reach 46.7 and 21...
July 11, 2017: Small
Rahul Tripathi, Shanmukh N Majji, Rituparna Ghosh, Sukanta Nandi, Buddha D Boruah, Abha Misra
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNT) are uniform distributed with piezoelectric microspheres that induces a large strain gradient due to induced capacitive response to provide 250% enhancement in electromechanical response as compared to pristine CNT. The fabricated large-area flexible thin film exhibits an excellent pressure sensitivity, which can even detect an artery pulse with a much faster response time (~79 ms) in a bendable configuration. In addition, the film shows a rapid relaxation time (~0.4 s), high stability and excellent durability with rapid loading-unloading cycle...
July 11, 2017: Nanotechnology
Rhema Bjorkland, David Tobias, Elijah J Petersen
As the production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) expands, so might the potential for release into the environment. The possibility of bioaccumulation and toxicological effects has prompted research on their fate and potential ecological effects. For many organic chemicals, bioaccumulation properties are associated with lipid-water partitioning properties. However, predictions based on phase partitioning provide a poor fit for nanomaterials. In the absence of data on the bioaccumulation and other properties of CNTs, the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) within the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) subjects new pre-manufacture submissions for all nanomaterials to a higher-level review...
2017: Environmental Science. Nano
M Bazregari, N Farhadian
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were applied for amoxicillin removal from aqueous environment. To enhance the adsorption capacity of adsorbent, MWCNT with modified surface was applied. A functional group as 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-HQ) and carboxyl group were selected to modify the surface of MWCNT. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy confirmed the successful surface modification of MWCNTs. Some important parameters associated with the adsorption capacity such as pH, initial concentration of amoxicillin and equilibrium time of adsorption were investigated for pristine and functionalized MWCNTs...
July 10, 2017: Environmental Technology
Bertha T Pérez-Martínez, Lorena Farías-Cepeda, Víctor M Ovando-Medina, José M Asua, Lucero Rosales-Marines, Radmila Tomovska
Film forming, stable hybrid latexes made of methyl metacrylate (MMA), butyl acrylate (BA) and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) copolymer reinforced with modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were synthesized by in situ miniemulsion polymerization. The MWCNTs were pretreated by an air sonication process and stabilized by polyvinylpyrrolidone. The presence of the MWCNTs had no significant effect on the polymerization kinetics, but strongly affected the polymer characteristics (Tg and insoluble polymer fraction)...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Wenjun Zhu, Yang Zhang, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Jiang Xu, Zunfeng Liu, Ningyi Yuan, Jianning Ding
Linear stretchable supercapacitors have attracted much attention because they are well suited to applications in the rapidly expanding field of wearable electronics. However, poor conductivity of the electrode material, which limits the transfer of electrons in the axial direction of the linear supercapacitors, leads to a serious loss of capacity at high rates. To solve this problem, we use gold nanoparticles to decorate aligned multiwall carbon nanotube to fabricate stretchable linear electrodes. Furthermore, we have developed fine stretchable linear supercapacitors, which exhibited an extremely high elasticity up to 400% strain with a high capacitance of about 8...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
Zahra Sobhani, Mohammad Ali Behnam, Farzin Emami, Amirreza Dehghanian, Iman Jamhiri
Photothermal therapy (PTT) is a therapeutic method in which photon energy is transformed into heat rapidly via different operations to extirpate cancer. Nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have exceptional optical absorbance in visible and near infrared spectra. Therefore, they could be a good converter to induce hyperthermia in PTT technique. In our study, for improving the dispersibility of multiwalled CNTs in water, the CNTs were oxidized (O-CNTs) and then polyethylene glycol (PEG) was used for wrapping the surface of nanotubes...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Weiwei Zhu, Yu Zhang, Ningsheng Xu, Yuanming Tan, Runze Zhan, Yan Shen, Zhi Xu, Xuedong Bai, Jun Chen, Juncong She, Shaozhi Deng
The epitaxial growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is an important subject of research. Recent attention has been paid to finding new strategies for the controlled growth of single-wall CNTs with a defined chirality. In addition, many potential applications require multiwall CNTs (MWCNTs) to grow vertically from the substrate and the interface property is crucial. Here, we report for the first time that MWCNTs can grow directly from the surface of a substrate by epitaxy, based on the experimental study of individual multiwall carbon nanotubes on a large-area stainless steel substrate, which is a very useful system for electrical and mechanical applications...
July 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
Ata-Ur-Rehman, Ghulam Ali, Amin Badshah, Kyung Yoon Chung, Kyung-Wan Nam, Muhammad Jawad, Muhammad Arshad, Syed Mustansar Abbas
In order to improve the electrochemical kinetics of anatase titania (TiO2), Mn-doped TiO2 incorporated with functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been prepared by a modified hydrothermal method and tested for both lithium (LIB) and sodium-ion battery (SIB) anodes. The size of the TiO2 particles is controlled to ∼35-40 nm, with almost even distribution on the MWCNTs surface. The nanostructuring and appropriate doping of cost-effective manganese into the TiO2 host improved the electrochemical performance in terms of high rate capability and specific capacity for both the rechargeable battery systems...
July 5, 2017: Nanoscale
Xiang Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, Donatello Telesca, Chong Hyun Chang, Tian Xia, André E Nel
Genetic variation constitutes an important variable impacting the susceptibility to inhalable toxic substances and air pollutants, as reflected by epidemiological studies in humans and differences among animal strains. While multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are capable of causing lung fibrosis in rodents, it is unclear to what extent the genetic variation in different mouse strains influence the outcome. Four inbred mouse strains, including C57Bl/6, Balb/c, NOD/ShiLtJ, and A/J, to test the pro-fibrogenic effects of a library of MWCNTs in vitro and in vivo are chosen...
July 5, 2017: Small
Raheleh Hamedi, Mohammad Reza Hadjmohammadi
A novel design of hollow fiber liquid phase microextraction containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes as a solid sorbent, which is immobilized in the pore and lumen of hollow fiber by the sol-gel technique was developed for the pre-concentration and determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in environmental water samples. The proposed method utilized both solid- and liquid-phase microextraction media. Parameters that affect the extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were optimized in two successive steps as follows...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
Majid Salehi, Mahdi Naseri-Nosar, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Mohammdreza Nourani, Arash Khojasteh, Amir-Ali Hamidieh, Amir Amani, Saeed Farzamfar, Jafar Ai
The current study aimed to enhance the efficacy of peripheral nerve regeneration using an electrically conductive biodegradable porous neural guidance conduit for transplantation of allogeneic Schwann cells (SCs). The conduit was produced from polylactic acid (PLA), multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), and gelatin nanofibrils (GNFs) coated with the recombinant human erythropoietin-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (rhEpo-CNPs). The PLA/MWCNTs/GNFs/rhEpo-CNPs conduit had the porosity of 85.78 ± 0.70%, the contact angle of 77...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Naihua Zhai, Ling Fan, Lingxiao Li, Junping Zhang
Superamphiphobic coatings have wide potential applications in many fields, however, preparation of superamphiphobic coatings with low sliding angles and high durability is very challenging. Here, we report a facile spray-coating method for the preparation of durable superamphiphobic coatings repelling both cool and hot liquids from polyperfluoroalkylsilane-modified multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs@fluoroPOS). The MWCNTs@fluoroPOS suspensions were preparation by hydrolytic condensation of 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyltrichlorosilane (PFDTES) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) on the surface of MWCNTs...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
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