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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214187/microbiological-analysis-antimicrobial-activity-and-heavy-metals-content-of-jordanian-ma-in-hot-springs-water
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Muhamad Ali K Shakhatreh, Jacob H Jacob, Emad I Hussein, Majed M Masadeh, Safwan M Obeidat, Abdul-Salam F Juhmani, Mutaz A Abd Al-Razaq
Ma'in hot springs are known as sites of balneotherapy. However, little is known about their microbiology and chemistry. In this study, we aim at evaluating the antimicrobial activity of Ma'in hot-springs water (MHSW), studying its microbiology, and determining its physicochemical properties including the heavy metals content. Therefore, water samples were collected from Ma'in hot springs and tested for antimicrobial activity using agar diffusion method. Water was then cultivated on nutrient agar to isolate and identify the dominant bacteria by chemical and molecular methods...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212462/climate-change-contaminant-interactions-in-marine-food-webs-towards-a-conceptual-framework
#2
Juan José Alava, William W L Cheung, Peter S Ross, Rashid U Sumaila
Climate change is reshaping the way in which contaminants move through the global environment, in large part by changing the chemistry of the oceans and affecting the physiology, health and feeding ecology of marine biota. Climate change-associated impacts on structure and function of marine food webs, with consequent changes in contaminant transport, fate and effects, is likely to have significant repercussions to those human populations that rely on fisheries resources for food, recreation or culture. Published studies on climate change-contaminant interactions with a focus on food web bioaccumulation were systematically reviewed to explore how climate change and ocean acidification may impact contaminant levels in marine food webs...
February 17, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212297/inorganic-reactive-sulfur-nitrogen-species-intricate-release-mechanisms-or-cacophony-in-yellow-blue-and-red
#3
Marian Grman, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Roman Leontiev, Anton Misak, Veronika Jakusova, Karol Ondrias, Claus Jacob
Since the heydays of Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS) research during the first decade of the Millennium, numerous sulfur species involved in cellular regulation and signalling have been discovered. Yet despite the general predominance of organic species in organisms, recent years have also seen the emergence of inorganic reactive sulfur species, ranging from inorganic polysulfides (HSx(-)/Sx(2-)) to thionitrous acid (HSNO) and nitrosopersulfide (SSNO(-)). These inorganic species engage in a complex interplay of reactions in vitro and possibly also in vivo...
February 15, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212020/a-new-reaction-pathway-induced-by-plasmon-for-selective-benzyl-alcohol-oxidation-on-biocl-possessing-oxygen-vacancies
#4
Hao Li, Feng Qin, Zhiping Yang, Ximin Cui, Jianfang Wang, Lizhi Zhang
Selective organic transformation under mild conditions constitutes a challenge in green chemistry, especially for alcohol oxidation, which typically requires environmentally unfriendly oxidants. Here, we report a new plasmonic catalyst of Au supported on BiOCl containing oxygen vacancies. It photocatalyzes selective benzyl alcohol oxidation with O2 under visible light through synergistic action of plasmonic hot electrons and holes. Oxygen vacancies on BiOCl facilitate the trapping and transfer of plasmonic hot electrons to adsorbed O2, producing •O2(‒) radicals, while plasmonic hot holes remaining on the Au surface mildly oxidize benzyl alcohol to corresponding carbon-centered radicals...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211993/recent-lab-on-chip-developments-for-novel-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Nauman Khalid, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and micro total analysis systems (μTAS) revolutionized the biochemical and electronic industries, and this miniaturization process became a key driver for many markets. Now, it is a driving force for innovations in life sciences, diagnostics, analytical sciences, and chemistry, which are called 'lab-on-a-chip, (LOC)' devices. The use of these devices allows the development of fast, portable, and easy-to-use systems with a high level of functional integration for applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, forensics, the analysis of biomolecules, environmental or food analysis, and drug development...
February 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211209/synthesis-and-reduction-of-uranium-v-imido-complexes-with-redox-active-substituents
#6
Kimberly C Mullane, Patrick J Carroll, Eric J Schelter
Organic azides containing naphthyl functionalities were used to prepare uranium(V) imido complexes UV[=NC(2-naph)Ph2][N(SiMe3)2]3 (2), UV[=NC(2-naph)3][N(SiMe3)2]3 (3), and UV[=N(2-naph)][N(SiMe3)2]3 (4), and compared with UV[=NCPh3][N(SiMe3)2]3 (1). The electronic structures of these compounds were investigated by solution electrochemistry studies that revealed accessible U(V/VI), U(IV/V), and naphthalene0/naphthalene-1 couples. The uranium(V) naphthyl-imido complexes were reduced by potassium graphite to yield their uranium(IV) congeners K[UIV[=NC(2-naph)Ph2][N(SiMe3)2]3] (2-K), K[UIV[=NC(2-naph)3][N(SiMe3)2]3] (3-K), and K[UIV[=N(2-naph)][N(SiMe3)2]3] (4-K)...
February 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210731/pressure-driven-phase-transition-mechanisms-revealed-by-quantum-chemistry-l-serine-polymorphs
#7
Denis A Rychkov, Jernej Stare, Elena V Boldyreva
The present study delivers a computational approach for the understanding of the mechanism of phase transitions between polymorphs of small organic molecules. By using state of the art periodic DFT calculations augmented with dispersion corrections and an external stress tensor together with gas-phase cluster calculations, we thoroughly explained the reversible phase transitions of three polymorphs of the model system, namely crystalline l-serine in the pressure range up to 8 GPa. This study has shown that at the macroscopic level the main driving force of the phase transitions is the decrease in the volume of the crystal unit cell, which contributes to the enthalpy difference between the two forms, but not to the difference in their internal crystal energies...
February 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209893/localized-aliphatic-organic-material-on-the-surface-of-ceres
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M C De Sanctis, E Ammannito, H Y McSween, A Raponi, S Marchi, F Capaccioni, M T Capria, F G Carrozzo, M Ciarniello, S Fonte, M Formisano, A Frigeri, M Giardino, A Longobardo, G Magni, L A McFadden, E Palomba, C M Pieters, F Tosi, F Zambon, C A Raymond, C T Russell
Organic compounds occur in some chondritic meteorites, and their signatures on solar system bodies have been sought for decades. Spectral signatures of organics have not been unambiguously identified on the surfaces of asteroids, whereas they have been detected on cometary nuclei. Data returned by the Visible and InfraRed Mapping Spectrometer on board the Dawn spacecraft show a clear detection of an organic absorption feature at 3.4 micrometers on dwarf planet Ceres. This signature is characteristic of aliphatic organic matter and is mainly localized on a broad region of ~1000 square kilometers close to the ~50-kilometer Ernutet crater...
February 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208737/special-issue-on-ruthenium-complexes
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EDITORIAL
Ileana Dragutan, Valerian Dragutan, Albert Demonceau
The organic chemistry of ruthenium has been one of the most vigorously growing research areas over the past decades. Considerable effort has been extended towards the design and application of a broad series of ruthenium complexes, which culminated with the development by Ryoji Noyori (2001 Nobel Prize for Chemistry) of chiral ruthenium catalysts for stereoselective hydrogenation reactions [1], and the discovery by Robert H. Grubbs (2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry) of well-defined ruthenium- benzylidene catalysts for olefin metathesis [2] [...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208282/general-sensitive-detecting-strategy-of-ions-through-plasmonic-resonance-energy-transfer-from-gold-nanoparticles-to-rhodamine-spirolactam
#10
Ming Xuan Gao, Hong Yan Zou, Yuan Fang Li, Cheng Zhi Huang
Plasmonic resonance energy transfer (PRET), which occurs between the plasmonic nanoparticles and organic dyes, has significant potential in target sensing chemistry owing to its sensitivity at the single nanoparticle level. In this contribution, by using AuNPs, which has localized surface plasmonic resonance light scattering (LSPR-LS) around 550 nm, as the donor of PRET, a general sensitive detecting strategy of ions were developed. Targets can specifically react with a ring-close structured rhodamine spirolactam, which was prepared from rhodamines in the presence of different primary amine wherein the option of the primary amine is up to the targets, forming ring-open structured rhodamine spirolactam with the strong absorption around 550 nm...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206764/host-guest-chemistry-at-integrated-porous-space-formed-by-molecular-self-assembly-at-liquid-solid-interfaces
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Kohei Iritani, Kazukuni Tahara, Steven De Feyter, Yoshito Tobe
Host-guest chemistry in two-dimensional space, that is physisorbed monolayers of a single atom or a single molecular thickness on surfaces, has become a subject of intense current interest because of perspectives for various applications in molecular-scale electronics, selective sensors, and tailored catalysis. Scanning tunneling microscopy, with which we can visualize molecules in actual space, has been used as a powerful tool. For more than a decade, we have been investigating the self-assembly of a series of triangle-shaped molecules with a phenylene-ethynylene macrocycle, called dehydrobenzo[12]annulenes (DBAs), substituted by six flexible alkyl chains, forming hexagonal porous 2D molecular networks via van der Waals interactions between interdigitated alkyl chains at the interface of organic solvent and graphite...
February 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205659/the-bifunctional-catalytic-role-of-water-clusters-in-the-formation-of-acid-rain
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Eduardo Romero-Montalvo, José Manuel Guevara-Vela, Wilmer Esteban Vallejo Narváez, Aurora Costales, Ángel Martín Pendás, Marcos Hernández-Rodríguez, Tomás Rocha-Rinza
State-of-the-art chemical bonding analyses show that water clusters have a bifunctional catalytic role in the formation of H2SO4 in acid rain. The embedded H2O monomers mitigate the change in the chemical bonding scenario of the rate-limiting step, reducing thereby the corresponding activation energy in accordance with Hammond's postulate. We expect that the insights given herein will prove useful in the elucidation of the catalytic mechanisms of water in inorganic and organic aqueous chemistry.
February 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205401/computer-aided-drug-design-to-explore-cyclodextrin-therapeutics-and-biomedical-applications
#13
Azizeh Abdolmaleki, Fatemeh Ghasemi, Jahan B Ghasemi
Cyclodextrin (CD) is a subset of the macrocyclic structural class, which is an important class of small organic agents that are useful functional excipients. They have wide range application possibilities in different fields of sciences such as material preparation, medicine, analytical chemistry, and separation processes. They are used widely in pharmaceutical formulations and drug delivery for increasing the water solubility of low soluble drugs and drug candidates. Due to the ring structure, they behave differently than smaller molecules and may be capable of hitting new classes of targets...
February 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203672/sources-and-fate-of-high-levels-of-ammonium-in-surface-water-and-shallow-groundwater-of-the-jianghan-plain-central-china
#14
Yao Du, Teng Ma, Yamin Deng, Shuai Shen, Zongjie Lu
High levels of ammonium from anthropogenic sources threaten the quality of surface waters and groundwaters in some areas worldwide, but elevated ammonium levels of natural sources also have been identified. High levels of ammonium have been detected in both surface water and shallow groundwater of the Jianghan Plain, an alluvial plain of the Yangtze River. This study used N isotopes coupled with ancillary chemistry to identify ammonium in this region. Ammonium in the Tongshun River (up to 10.25 mg L(-1)) showed a sharp accumulation in the upstream and gradual attenuation in the downstream...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203667/quantifying-and-understanding-the-steric-properties-of-n-heterocyclic-carbenes
#15
Adrián Gómez-Suárez, David J Nelson, Steven P Nolan
This Feature Article presents and discusses the use of different methods to quantify and explore the steric impact of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands. These include (a) the percent buried volume (%Vbur), which provides a convenient single number to measure steric impact and (b) steric maps, which provide a graphical representation of the steric profile of a ligand using colour-coded contour maps. A critical discussion of the scope and limitations of these tools is presented, along with some examples of their use in organometallic chemistry and catalysis...
February 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199894/height-and-blood-chemistry-in-adults-with-a-history-of-developmental-arsenic-poisoning-from-contaminated-milk-powder
#16
Takashi Yorifuji, Kenichi Matsuoka, Philippe Grandjean
BACKGROUND: Arsenic poisoning interferes with bone metabolism in laboratory animal studies, and human studies suggest lowered bone mass density at elevated exposures. As the long-term consequences of developmental arsenic toxicity are poorly known, we carried out a clinical pilot study of survivors of the mass arsenic poisoning of bottle-fed infants in Japan in 1955. OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to evaluate the association between developmental arsenic exposure and physical stature and routine blood chemistry reflecting major organ functions more than 50 years later...
February 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198438/heterogeneous-nucleation-of-trichloroethylene-ozonation-products-in-the-formation-of-new-fine-particles
#17
Ning Wang, Xiaomin Sun, Jianmin Chen, Xiang Li
Free radicals in atmosphere have played an important role in the atmospheric chemistry. The chloro-Criegee free radicals are produced easily in the decomposition of primary ozonide (POZ) of the trichloroethylene, and can react with O2, NO, NO2, SO2 and H2O subsequently. Then the inorganic salts, polar organic nitrogen and organic sulfur compounds, oxygen-containing heterocyclic intermediates and polyhydroxy compounds can be obtained. The heterogeneous nucleation of oxidation intermediates in the formation of fine particles is investigated using molecular dynamics simulation...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198388/molecular-weaving-via-surface-templated-epitaxy-of-crystalline-coordination-networks
#18
Zhengbang Wang, Alfred Błaszczyk, Olaf Fuhr, Stefan Heissler, Christof Wöll, Marcel Mayor
One of the dream reactions in polymer chemistry is the bottom-up, self-assembled synthesis of polymer fabrics, with interwoven, one-dimensional fibres of monomolecular thickness forming planar pieces of textiles. We have made a major step towards realizing this goal by assembling sophisticated, quadritopic linkers into surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks. By sandwiching these quadritopic linkers between sacrificial metal-organic framework thin films, we obtained multi-heteroepitaxial, crystalline systems...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195722/effects-of-relative-humidity-and-particle-phase-water-on-the-heterogeneous-oh-oxidation-of-2-methylglutaric-acid-aqueous-droplets
#19
Man Mei Chim, Chun Yin Chow, James F Davies, ManNin Chan
Organic aerosols can exist as aqueous droplets, with variable water content depending on their composition and environmental conditions (e.g. relative humidity (RH)). Recent laboratory studies have revealed that oxidation kinetics in highly concentrated droplets can be much slower from those in dilute solutions. However, it remains unclear whether particle phase water affects the formation of reaction products physically and/or chemically. In this work, we investigate the role of particle phase water on the heterogeneous chemistry of aqueous organic droplets consisting of 2-methylglutaric acid (2-MGA), measuring the reaction kinetics and the reaction products upon heterogeneous OH oxidation over a range of RH...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194563/a-critical-evaluation-of-the-quality-of-published-13-c-nmr-data-in-natural-product-chemistry
#20
Wolfgang Robien
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy contributes very efficiently to the structure elucidation process in organic chemistry. Carbon-13 NMR spectroscopy allows direct insight into the skeleton of organic compounds and therefore plays a central role in the structural assignment of natural products. Despite this important contribution, there is no established and well-accepted workflow protocol utilized during the first steps of interpreting spectroscopic data and converting them into structural fragments and then combining them, by considering the given spectroscopic constraints, into a final proposal of structure...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
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