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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549378/multi-layer-snse-nanoflake-field-effect-transistors-with-low-resistance-au-ohmic-contacts
#1
Sang-Hyeok Cho, Kwanghee Cho, No-Won Park, Soonyong Park, Jung-Hyuk Koh, Sang-Kwon Lee
We report p-type tin monoselenide (SnSe) single crystals, grown in double-sealed quartz ampoules using a modified Bridgman technique at 920 °C. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) measurements clearly confirm that the grown SnSe consists of single-crystal SnSe. Electrical transport of multi-layer SnSe nanoflakes, which were prepared by exfoliation from bulk single crystals, was conducted using back-gated field-effect transistor (FET) structures with Au and Ti contacts on SiO2/Si substrates, revealing that multi-layer SnSe nanoflakes exhibit p-type semiconductor characteristics owing to the Sn vacancies on the surfaces of SnSe nanoflakes...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549184/coiled-coil-interactions-mediate-serine-integrase-directionality
#2
Kushol Gupta, Robert Sharp, Jimmy B Yuan, Huiguang Li, Gregory D Van Duyne
Serine integrases are bacteriophage enzymes that carry out site-specific integration and excision of their viral genomes. The integration reaction is highly directional; recombination between the phage attachment site attP and the host attachment site attB to form the hybrid sites attL and attR is essentially irreversible. In a recent model, extended coiled-coil (CC) domains in the integrase subunits are proposed to interact in a way that favors the attPxattB reaction but inhibits the attLxattR reaction. Here, we show for the Listeria innocua integrase (LI Int) system that the CC domain promotes self-interaction in isolated Int and when Int is bound to attachment sites...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549094/a-novel-dominant-mutation-in-sag-the-arrestin-1-gene-is-a-common-cause-of-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-hispanic-families-in-the-southwestern-united-states
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Lori S Sullivan, Sara J Bowne, Daniel C Koboldt, Elizabeth L Cadena, John R Heckenlively, Kari E Branham, Dianna H Wheaton, Kaylie D Jones, Richard S Ruiz, Mark E Pennesi, Paul Yang, David Davis-Boozer, Hope Northrup, Vsevold V Gurevich, Rui Chen, Mingchu Xu, Yumei Li, David G Birch, Stephen P Daiger
Purpose: To identify the causes of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) in a cohort of families without mutations in known adRP genes and consequently to characterize a novel dominant-acting missense mutation in SAG. Methods: Patients underwent ophthalmologic testing and were screened for mutations using targeted-capture and whole-exome next-generation sequencing. Confirmation and additional screening were done by Sanger sequencing. Haplotypes segregating with the mutation were determined using short tandem repeat and single nucleotide variant polymorphisms...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548877/role-of-osgin1-in-mediating-smoking-induced-autophagy-in-the-human-airway-epithelium
#4
Guoqing Wang, Haixia Zhou, Yael Strulovici-Barel, Mohammed Al-Hijji, Xuemei Ou, Jacqueline Salit, Matthew S Walters, Michelle R Staudt, Robert J Kaner, Ronald G Crystal
Enhanced macroautophagy/autophagy is recognized as a component of the pathogenesis of smoking-induced airway disease. Based on the knowledge that enhanced autophagy is linked to oxidative stress and the DNA damage response, both of which are linked to smoking, we used microarray analysis of the airway epithelium to identify smoking upregulated genes known to respond to oxidative stress and the DNA damage response. This analysis identified OSGIN1 (oxidative stress induced growth inhibitor 1) as significantly upregulated by smoking, in both the large and small airway epithelium, an observation confirmed by an independent small airway microarray cohort, TaqMan PCR of large and small airway samples and RNA-Seq of small airway samples...
May 26, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548861/emergent-optical-phononic-modes-upon-nanoscale-mesogenic-phase-transitions
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Dima Bolmatov, Mikhail Zhernenkov, Lewis Sharpnack, Dena M Agra-Kooijman, Satyendra Kumar, Alexey Suvorov, Ronald Pindak, Yong Q Cai, Alessandro Cunsolo
The investigation of phononic collective excitations in soft matter systems at the molecular scale has always been challenging due to limitations of experimental techniques in resolving low-energy modes. Recent advances in Inelastic X-ray Scattering (IXS) enabled the study of such systems with unprecedented spectral contrast at meV excitation energies. In particular, it has become possible to shed light on the low-energy collective motions in materials whose morphology and phase behavior can easily be manipulated, such as mesogenic systems...
May 26, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548851/celastrofurans-a-g-dihydro-%C3%AE-agarofurans-from-the-australian-rainforest-vine-celastrus-subspicata-and-their-inhibitory-effect-on-leucine-transport-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#6
Mario Wibowo, Qian Wang, Jeff Holst, Jonathan M White, Andreas Hofmann, Rohan A Davis
Seven new dihydro-β-agarofurans, celastrofurans A-G (1-7), along with two known secondary metabolites, 9β-benzoyloxy-1α-furoyloxydihydro-β-agarofuran (8) and (1R,2R,4R,5S,7R,9S,10R)-2-acetoxy-9-benzoyloxy-1-furoyloxydihydro-β-agarofuran (9), were obtained from the leaves of the Australian rainforest vine, Celastrus subspicata. The structures of the new compounds were determined by detailed spectroscopic (1D/2D NMR) and MS data analysis. The absolute configurations of compounds 1-4 were defined by ECD and single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548840/acceleration-of-crystal-growth-of-amorphous-griseofulvin-by-low-concentration-poly-ethylene-oxide-aspects-of-crystallization-kinetics-and-molecular-mobility
#7
Qin Shi, Chen Zhang, Yuan Su, Jie Zhang, Dongshan Zhou, Ting Cai
This study aims to investigate the crystallization behavior and molecular dynamics of amorphous griseofulvin (GSF) in the presence of low-concentration poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO). We observe that the addition of 3 % w/w PEO remarkably increases the crystal growth rate of GSF by two orders of magnitude, in both the supercooled liquid and glassy states. The liquid dynamics of amorphous GSF in the presence and absence of PEO are characterized by dielectric spectroscopy. With an increase of the PEO content, the α-relaxation times of the systems decrease, indicating the increase of global molecular mobility...
May 26, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548830/stable-5-5%C3%A2-substituted-2-2%C3%A2-bipyrroles-building-blocks-for-macrocyclic-and-materials-chemistry
#8
Gonzalo Anguera, Brice Kauffmann, Jose Ignacio Borrell, Salvador Borros, David Sánchez-García
The preparation and characterization of a family of stable 2,2´-bipyrroles substituted at positions 5,5´with thienyl, phenyl, TMS-ethynyl, and vinyl groups is reported herein. The synthesis of these new bipyrroles comprises three steps: formation of the corresponding 5,5´-unsubstituted bipyrrole, bromination and Stille or Suzuki coupling. The best results in the coupling are obtained using the Stille reaction under microwave irradiation. The new compounds have been fully characterized by UV-vis absorption, fluorescence and IR spectroscopies and cyclic voltammetry...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548825/nepetaefolins-a-j-cytotoxic-chinane-and-abietane-diterpenoids-from-caryopteris-nepetaefolia
#9
Cheng-Gang Zhang, Gui-Xin Chou, Xu-Dong Mao, Qing-Shan Yang, Jian-Li Zhou
Nepetaefolins A-J (1-10) and seven known compounds were isolated from the whole plant of Caryopteris nepetaefolia. The absolute configurations of 1-3 were determined from single-crystal X-ray diffraction and spectroscopic data. Compounds 6 and 7, with IC50 values of 6.3-9.0 μM, showed higher cytotoxicity than paclitaxel in one non-small-cell lung cancer, patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model when tested using PDX models and the adenosine triphosphate-tumor chemosensitivity assay (ATP-TCA).
May 26, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548818/pla-pbat-bionanocomposites-with-antimicrobial-natural-rosin-for-green-packaging
#10
Hesham Moustafa, Nadia El Kissi, Ahmed I Abou-Kandil, Mohamed S Abdel-Aziz, Alain Dufresne
The use of biodegradable polymers is of great importance nowadays in many applications. Some of the most commonly used biopolymers are polylactic acid (PLA) and poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) due to their superior properties and availability. In this manuscript, we use a facile and green modification method of organoclay (OC) by antimicrobial natural rosin which is considered as a toxicity-free reinforcing material, thus keeping the green character of the material. It increases the interlayer spacing between the clay platelets...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548673/laser-triggered-phase-transition-in-photothermal-liquid-crystals
#11
Mathieu Ciancone, Franck Camerel
Reversible high temperature phase transitions were easily induced under laser irradiation in pure thermotropic liquid crystals built around photothermal nickel-bis(dithiolene) cores. The strong photothermal activity of nickel-bis(dithiolene) liquid crystalline thin films allows reaching a temperature as high as 250 °C directly from room temperature in a few seconds with high spatial control.
May 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548520/oxysulfide-lialso-a-lithium-superionic-conductor-from-first-principles
#12
Xuelong Wang, Ruijuan Xiao, Hong Li, Liquan Chen
Through first-principles calculations and crystal structure prediction techniques, we identify a new layered oxysulfide LiAlSO in orthorhombic structure as a novel lithium superionic conductor. Two kinds of stacking sequences of layers of AlS_{2}O_{2} are found in different temperature ranges. Phonon and molecular dynamics simulations verify their dynamic stabilities, and wide band gaps up to 5.6 eV are found by electronic structure calculations. The lithium migration energy barrier simulations reveal the collective interstitial-host ion "kick-off" hopping mode with barriers lower than 50 meV as the dominating conduction mechanism for LiAlSO, indicating it to be a promising solid-state electrolyte in lithium secondary batteries with fast ionic conductivity and a wide electrochemical window...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548501/structure-and-properties-of-sodium-enneaborate-na2-b8o11-oh-4-%C3%A2-b-oh-3%C3%A2-2h2o
#13
Doinita Neiner, Yulia V Sevryugina, Larry S Harrower, David M Schubert
Millions of tons of sodium borates are used annually by global industries in diverse applications important to modern society. The Na2O-B2O3-H2O phase diagram in the 0-100 °C temperature range contains 13 unique hydrated crystalline sodium borates, including five important industrial products. Structures were previously reported for each of these except for that having the highest boron content, known as sodium enneaborate, Na4B18O29·11H2O or 2Na2O·9B2O3·11H2O (1). Here we report the single-crystal structure of 1, revealing the structural formula Na2[B8O11(OH)4]·B(OH)3·2H2O, and describe some of its properties and relationships to other sodium borates...
May 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548493/three-dimensional-fe-ii-mo-iii-cn-7-4-magnets-with-ordering-below-65-k-and-distinct-topologies-induced-by-cation-identity
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Dong-Qing Wu, David Kempe, Yan Zhou, Lin-Dan Deng, Dong Shao, Xiao-Qin Wei, Le Shi, Kim R Dunbar, Xin-Yi Wang
Two cyanide-bridged compounds based on the Fe(II) cation and the anisotropic [Mo(III)(CN)7](4-) anion, namely, {Fe2(H2O)5[Mo(CN)7]·5H2O}n (1) and {[NH2(CH3)2]2Fe5(H2O)10[Mo(CN)7]3·8H2O}n (2), have been prepared. Single crystal X-ray analyses revealed that their structures exhibit different three-dimensional topologies as a result of the addition of [NH2(CH3)2](+) during the synthesis of 2. For both 1 and 2, the geometry of the [Mo(CN)7](4-) unit is a slightly distorted capped trigonal prism; all Fe(II) centers are hexacoordinate and adopt a distorted octahedral configuration...
May 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548492/systematic-investigation-of-the-in-situ-reduction-process-from-u-vi-to-u-iv-in-a-phosphonate-system-under-mild-solvothermal-conditions
#15
Lanhua Chen, Juan Diwu, Daxiang Gui, Yaxing Wang, Zhehui Weng, Zhifang Chai, Thomas E Albrecht-Schmitt, Shuao Wang
The oxidation state greatly affects the chemical behavior of uranium in the nuclear fuel cycle and in the environment. Phosphonate ligands, on the other hand, show strong complexation toward uranium at different oxidation states and are widely used in nuclear fuel reprocessing. Therefore, in this work, the reduction behavior of U(VI) with the presence of a phosphonate ligand is investigated under mild solvothermal conditions. By adjusting the reaction time, temperature, and counterion species, a series of uranium diphosphonates including two U(VI), seven U(IV), two mixed-valent U(IV/VI), and one distinct U(IV/V/VI) compounds were obtained...
May 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548483/nanoscale-junction-formation-by-gas-phase-monolayer-doping
#16
Peyman Taheri, Hossain M Fahad, Mahmut Tosun, Mark Hettick, Daisuke Kiriya, Kevin Chen, Ali Javey
A major challenge in transistor technology scaling is the formation of controlled ultra-shallow junctions with nanometer-scale thickness and high spatial uniformity. Monolayer doping (MLD) is an efficient method to form such nanoscale junctions, where the self-limiting nature of semiconductor surfaces is utilized to form adsorbed monolayers of dopant-containing molecules followed by rapid thermal annealing (RTA) to diffuse the dopants to a desired depth. Unlike ion implantation, the process does not induce crystal damage, thus making it highly attractive for nanoscale transistor processing...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548180/efficient-all-p-type-heterojunction-photocathodes-for-photoelectrochemical-water-splitting
#17
Xue Lu, Zhifeng Liu
In this paper, Co3O4 nanostructures with different morphologies (nanoparticles (NPs), nanosheets (NSs) and nanocubes (NCs)) are directly grown on an ITO substrate using a hydrothermal method. Sb2S3 is loaded onto Co3O4 to construct a Co3O4/Sb2S3 heterojunction, which is used as an all p-type photocathode for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting for the first time. The specific morphologies of Co3O4 have been discussed in detail. The improved PEC properties of the Co3O4/Sb2S3 heterojunction are characterized...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548179/threading-of-various-u-shaped-bidentate-axles-into-a-heteroditopic-macrocyclic-wheel-via-ni-ii-cu-ii-templation
#18
Mandira Nandi, Saikat Santra, Bidyut Akhuli, Pradyut Ghosh
The threading of 'U' shaped bent axles having diverse functionalities (Axle1-Axle10) is investigated by using a heteroditopic amido-amine macrocyclic (MC) wheel via Ni(II) or Cu(II) metal ion templation. These bent shaped axles are the derivatives of 4,4'-substituted 2,2'-bipyridine, which are composed of various terminal groups like alkene, alkyne, bromide, hydroxyl and azide. Such metallo [2]pseudorotaxanes are well characterised by ESI-MS, EPR and FT-IR spectroscopic studies, UV-Vis absorption studies, elemental analysis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies wherever possible...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548178/stereospecific-control-of-the-metal-centred-chirality-of-rhodium-iii-and-iridium-iii-complexes-bearing-tetradentate-cnn-p-ligands
#19
María Carmona, Ricardo Rodríguez, Isabel Méndez, Vincenzo Passarelli, Fernando J Lahoz, Pilar García-Orduña, Daniel Carmona
Ligands LH1-LH3 have been prepared by two successive condensation/reduction steps. These ligands react with MCl3 (M = Rh, Ir) rendering the trichlorido complexes [MCl3(κ(3)N,N',P-LH)] (M = Rh, LH = LH1 (1), LH2 (2), LH3 (3); M = Ir, LH = LH1, (4)) as racemic mixtures of fac and mer isomers. Only one of the two possible fac isomers was detected. The mer isomer of the rhodium compounds 1-3 quantitatively isomerizes to the more stable fac isomer, whereas the mer isomer of the iridium complex 4 does not. DFT calculations indicate a dissociative pathway for this isomerization...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548174/the-mechanism-change-by-switching-the-reactants-from-water-to-hydroxyl-ions-for-electrocatalytic-water-oxidation-a-case-study-of-copper-oxide-microspheres
#20
Xiaoqiang Du, Jingwei Huang, Yong Ding
Developing noble metal-free water oxidation catalysts is essential for many energy conversion/storage processes (e.g., water splitting). Herein, we report a facile synthesis of CuO microspheres composed of ultrathin, single-crystal-like nanosheets via a simple solution method. The as-obtained CuO microspheres can serve as an active and stable water oxidation catalyst under electrochemical reaction conditions, owing to their unique structural features. In electrochemical water oxidation, this catalyst affords a current density of 10 mA cm(-2) (a value related to practical relevance) at an overpotential of ∼0...
May 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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