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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444421/metal-levels-in-shorebird-feathers-and-blood-during-migration-through-delaware-bay
#1
Nellie Tsipoura, Joanna Burger, Lawrence Niles, Amanda Dey, Michael Gochfeld, Mark Peck, David Mizrahi
We investigated levels of arsenic mercury, lead, cadmium, and chromium in Red Knot (Calidris canutus), Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla), and Sanderling (Calidris alba) migrating through Delaware Bay, New Jersey to determine if contaminant levels are likely to be causing negative effects on the populations of these shorebirds, to compare among species, and to explore differences among individuals collected early and late during their migration stopover. We analyzed blood and feathers, both nonlethal ways of exploring contaminants in birds...
April 25, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443959/ankle-brachial-index-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-hemodialysis-a-5-year-cohort-study
#2
Jair Baptista Miguel, Jorge Paulo Strogoff de Matos, Jocemir Ronaldo Lugon
BACKGROUND: Abnormal ankle-brachial index (ABI) has been found to be a strong predictor of mortality in some hemodialysis populations in studies with relatively short periods of follow-up, lower than 2 years. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the predictive value of abnormal ABI as a risk factor for death among patients on maintenance hemodialysis after a 5-year follow-up. METHODS: A total of 478 patients on hemodialysis for at least 12 months were included in the study...
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443934/hg-ii-and-pd-ii-complexes-with-a-new-selenoether-bridged-biscarbene-ligand-efficient-mono-and-bis-arylation-of-methyl-acrylate-with-a-pincer-biscarbene-pd-ii-precatalyst
#3
Rishu, Billa Prashanth, Deependra Bawari, Ushnish Mandal, Aditya Verma, Angshuman Roy Choudhury, Sanjay Singh
Two equivalents of 1-benzyl-3-bromoethylbenzimidazolium bromide couple with Na2Se to produce the first selenoether bridged bis-benzimidazolium salt (LH2)Br2. The nitrate (LH2)(NO3)2 and tetrafluoroborate (LH2)(BF4)2 salts were also synthesized from (LH2)Br2. The reaction of Hg(OAc)2 with (LH2)Br2 gave the first pseudo pincer carbene mercury complex, [Hg(L-κ(2)C)][HgBr4] (C1). Different complexes of Pd(ii) with selenoether bridged carbene were obtained using (LH2)Br2 and (LH2)(NO3)2. Syntheses of these complexes were dependent on the counter anion and the temperature...
April 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443864/planar-chiral-ferrocenylphosphine-borane-complexes-featuring-agostic-type-b-he-e-hg-sn-interactions
#4
Alain C Tagne Kuate, Roger A Lalancette, F Jäkle
The synthesis of ferrocenylphosphine-borane adducts 1,2-fc(E)(PPh2·BH3) (E = SnR2R', HgX; 1,2-fc = 1,2-ferrocenediyl) that are substituted with organotin or organomercury Lewis acid moieties in ortho-position is presented. Several compounds that feature two ferrocenylphosphine-borane moieties bridged by Sn or Hg are also introduced. The products are fully characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, high-resolution MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. The attachment of the Lewis acid substituent to the same Cp ring of the ferrocene results in planar-chirality and the close proximity between the boron hydride group and the Lewis acid is expected to allow for agostic-type B-HE (E = Sn, Hg) interactions...
April 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443859/adamantyl-metal-complexes-new-routes-to-adamantyl-anions-and-new-transmetallations
#5
David Armstrong, Fioralba Taullaj, Kamalpreet Singh, Bijan Mirabi, Alan J Lough, Ulrich Fekl
New routes to 1- and 2-adamantyl anion equivalents are described, starting from commercially available 1- and 2-adamantylzinc bromides and employing reducing metals (Mg; Li). Adamantylmagnesium bromides (both 1-AdMgBr and 2-AdMgBr) can reliably be produced via reaction of the corresponding adamantylzinc bromides with excess magnesium metal. Reactions of adamantylzinc bromides with stoichiometic lithium biphenylide or lithium 2,2'-bipyridylide afford the new diadamantylzinc species, 1-Ad2Zn and 2-Ad2Zn, isolable free of solvent and salt impurities...
April 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441575/estimates-of-recovery-of-the-penobscot-river-and-estuarine-system-from-mercury-contamination-in-the-1960-s
#6
Peter H Santschi, Kevin M Yeager, Kathleen A Schwehr, Kimberly J Schindler
Mercury (Hg) was discharged in the late 1960s into the Penobscot River by a chlor-alkali production facility, HoltraChem. Using total Hg concentration profiles from 56 stations (58 sediment cores) in the Penobscot River (PBR), Mendall Marsh (MM), Orland River (OR) and Penobscot Estuary (ES), and sediment accumulation rates derived using detailed profiles of total Hg concentrations and radionuclide activities ((137)Cs, (239,240)Pu, (210)Pb), recovery from system-wide Hg pollution was assessed. Total Hg concentration profiles showed sharp maxima at depths attributed in time to a 1967 release date, and were divided into two sections: the first 21years (1967-1988; rapid recovery), and the recent 21years (1988-2009; slower recovery)...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441012/rgb-switchable-porous-electrospun-nanofiber-chemoprobe-filter-prepared-from-multifunctional-copolymers-for-versatile-sensing-of-ph-and-heavy-metals
#7
Fang-Cheng Liang, Chi Ching Kuo, Bo-Yu Chen, Chia-Jung Cho, Chih-Chien Hung, Wen-Chang Chen, Redouane Borsali
Novel red-green-blue (RGB) switchable probes based on fluorescent porous electrospun (ES) nanofibers exhibiting high sensitivity to pH and mercury ions (Hg2+) were prepared with one type of copolymer (poly(methyl methacrylatete-co-1, 8-naphthalimide derivatives-co-rhodamine derivative); poly(MMA-co-BNPTU-co-RhBAM)) by using a single-capillary spinneret. The MMA, BNPTU, and RhBAM moieties were designed to (i) permit formation of porous fibers, (ii) fluoresce for Hg2+ detection, and (iii) fluoresce for pH, respectively...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440654/holocene-atmospheric-mercury-levels-reconstructed-from-peat-bog-mercury-stable-isotopes
#8
Maxime Enrico, Gael Le Roux, Lars-Eric Heimburger, Pieter Van Beek, Marc Souhaut, Jerome Chmeleff, Jeroen E Sonke
Environmental regulations on mercury (Hg) emissions and associated ecosystem restoration are closely linked to what Hg levels we consider natural. It is widely accepted that atmospheric Hg deposition has increased by a factor 3±1 since pre-industrial times. However, no long-term historical records of actual atmospheric gaseous elemental Hg (GEM) concentrations exist. In this study we report Hg stable isotope signatures in Pyrenean peat records (southwestern Europe) that are used as tracers of Hg deposition pathway (Δ(200)Hg, wet vs dry Hg deposition) and atmospheric Hg sources and cycling (δ(202)Hg, Δ(199)Hg)...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439753/abating-mercury-exposure-in-young-children-should-include-thimerosal-free-vaccines
#9
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José G Dórea
Pediatric immunization is essential to prevent, control and eradicate children`s infectious diseases. Newborns and infants in less developed countries have a concentrated schedule of Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs); pregnant mothers are also immunized with TCVs. Metabolic changes during early development are demonstrably an important risk factor for ethylmercury (EtHg) effects on neurodevelopment, while exposure to Thimerosal sensitizes susceptible individuals to life-long contact dermatitis. Concerns regarding toxicity of Hg have moved rich nations to withdraw it from medicines and, in particular, Thimerosal from pediatric vaccines; it has been more than 20 years since rich countries started using Thimerosal-free vaccines...
April 24, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438339/mercury-arsenic-cadmium-and-lead-in-two-commercial-shark-species-sphyrna-lewini-and-caraharinus-porosus-in-trinidad-and-tobago
#10
Azad Mohammed, Terry Mohammed
Sharks are long-lived apex predators which can accumulate toxic metals such as mercury and arsenic. Samples of Sphyrna lewini and Carcharinus porosus were collected from two commercial fish landing sites in Trinidad. Heavy metal concentrations were determined in the muscle, dorsal fin, vertebrae and liver using atomic absorption spectrometric. The provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) and target hazard quotient (THQ) were determined to assess the potential health risks to consumers. Mercury levels ranged between 74-1899μg/kg in S...
April 21, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438018/control-of-mechanical-stability-of-hollow-silica-particles-and-its-measurement-by-mercury-intrusion-porosimetry
#11
Jelena Lasio, Alan M Allgeier, Christopher D Chan, J David Londono, Ebrahim Najafi, Francis J Woerner
Hollow silica particles (HSPs) have become the focus of interest in many labs recently, due to their versatility, stemming from the ability to control their size and shape, as well as surface functionalization. Determining the mechanical stability of hollow particles is essential for their use, both in applications in which they need to retain their structure, as well as those in which they need to break down. We have synthesized a series of HSPs (231 nm inner diameter) with increasing wall thickness (7-25 nm), using a template approach...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437726/mercury-correlates-with-altered-corticosterone-but-not-testosterone-or-estradiol-concentrations-in-common-loons
#12
Melinda D Franceschini, David C Evers, Kevin P Kenow, Michael W Meyer, Mark Pokras, L Michael Romero
We investigated the relation between environmental mercury exposure and corticosterone concentrations in free-living adult common loons (Gavia immer). We determined blood and feather mercury concentrations and compared them to testosterone, estradiol, and stress-induced plasma corticosterone concentrations. Although neither testosterone nor estradiol correlated with Hg levels, there was a robust positive relation between blood Hg and stress-induced corticosterone concentrations in males, but not in females...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437002/dentists-restorative-decision-making-and-implications-for-an-amalgamless-profession-part-4-clinical-factors
#13
G Alexander, Hopcraft, M J Tyas, R H K Wong
BACKGROUND: The Minamata Convention embodies a world-wide reduction in the production and use of mercury and mercury-containing products and processes, including a phase-down of dental amalgam. This will change the approach to the use of direct restorative materials in the near future. There is little research as to the influence of clinical factors on dentists' decision-making which may be of use when determining the impact of any change. METHODS: An online survey relating to aspects of and attitudes to the use of direct restorative materials was distributed to all dentists who were members of the Australian Dental Association and/or Members or Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons...
April 24, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435953/mercurophilic-interactions-a-theoretical-study-on-the-importance-of-ligands
#14
Jorge Echeverría, Jordi Cirera, Santiago Alvarez
In this work, a theoretical analysis of intermolecular HgHg contacts in the presence of different ligands is presented. A survey of structural databases to explore the geometrical preferences among experimental structures presenting short Hg(ii)Hg(ii) contacts reveals the main interaction topologies depending on the nature of the ligand. A benchmark study of several dispersion corrected-density functional methods is carried out to determine the optimal computational methodology for the theoretical study of such interaction...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434224/modeling-coordination-directed-self-assembly-of-m2l4-nanocapsule-featuring-competitive-guest-encapsulation
#15
Yang Jiang, Haiyang Zhang, Ziheng Cui, Tianwei Tan
Exploring the mechanism of self-assembly and guest encapsulation of nanocapsules is highly imperative for the design of sophisticated molecular containers and multistimuli-responsive functional materials. Here we present a molecular dynamics simulation protocol with implicit solvent and simulated annealing techniques to investigate the self-assembly and competitive guest (C60 and C70 fullerenes) encapsulation of a M2L4 nanocapsule that is self-assembled by the coordination of mercury cations and bent bidentate ligands...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432968/applicability-of-light-sources-and-the-inner-filter-effect-in-uv-acetylacetone-and-uv-h2o2-processes
#16
Bingdang Wu, Minghui Yang, Ran Yin, Shujuan Zhang
Light source is a crucial factor in the application of a photochemical process, which determines the energy efficiency. The performances of acetylacetone (AA) in conversion of aqueous contaminants under irradiation with a low-pressure mercury lamp, a medium-pressure mercury lamp, a xenon lamp, and natural sunlight were investigated and compared with those of H2O2 as reference. In all cases, AA was superior to H2O2 in the degradation of Acid Orange 7. Using combinations of the different light sources with various cut-off and band-pass filters, the spectra responses of the absorbed photons in the UV/AA and UV/H2O2 processes were determined for two colored and two colorless compounds...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432910/total-mercury-levels-in-hair-of-children-aged-7years-before-and-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
#17
Nozomi Tatsuta, Kunihiko Nakai, Miyuki Iwai-Shimada, Tomoe Suzuki, Hiroshi Satoh, Katsuyuki Murata
The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 caused severe damage to the Sanriku coastal area, where we have been conducting a birth cohort study. The disaster occurred in the middle of 7-year-old examination. The mother-child pairs who participated in our study were compulsorily divided into two groups: the examination was finished for 157 children before the disaster, and for 335 after the disaster. We examined whether the disaster affected total mercury (THg) levels of the cohort, as well as a relationship between the THg levels at birth and at present...
April 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432018/on-the-role-of-api-in-determining-porosity-pore-structure-and-bulk-modulus-of-the-skeletal-material-in-pharmaceutical-tablets-formed-with-mcc-excipient
#18
Cathy Ridgway, Prince Bawuah, Daniel Markl, J Axel Zeitler, Jarkko Ketolainen, Kai-Erik Peiponen, Patrick Gane
The physical properties and mechanical integrity of pharmaceutical tablets are of major importance when loading with active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) (API) in order to ensure ease of processing, control of dosage and stability during transportation and handling prior to patient consumption. The interaction between API and excipient, acting as functional extender and binder, however, is little understood in this context. The API indomethacin is combined in this study with microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) at increasing loading levels...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431391/serum-levels-of-lead-mercury-and-cadmium-in-relation-to-coronary-artery-disease-in-the-elderly-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Sedigheh Asgary, Ahmad Movahedian, Mahtab Keshvari, Mahsa Taleghani, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: There is a continuing attempt to identify novel factors that can predict the risk of cardiovascular disease beyond the established coronary risk factors. It has been suggested that serum levels of lead, mercury and cadmium are associated with the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). In the present study, we aimed to evaluate serum concentrations of lead (s-Pb), mercury (s-Hg) and cadmium (s-Cd) in patients with CAD in comparison with those of healthy individuals. The correlation between serum levels of these heavy metals and lipid profile parameters was also investigated...
March 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430848/an-assessment-of-the-accuracy-of-home-blood-pressure-monitors-when-used-in-device-owners
#20
Jennifer S Ringrose, Gina Polley, Donna McLean, Ann Thompson, Fraulein Morales, Raj Padwal
OBJECTIVE: To examine the accuracy of home blood pressure (BP) devices, on their owners, compared to auscultatory reference standard BP measurements. METHODS: Eighty-five consecutive consenting subjects ≥18 years of age, who owned an oscillometric home BP device (wrist or upper-arm device), with BP levels between 80-220/50-120 mm Hg, and with arm circumferences between 25-43 cm were studied. Pregnancy and atrial fibrillation were exclusion criteria. Device measurements from each subject's home BP device were compared to simultaneous 2-observer auscultation using a mercury sphygmomanometer...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
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