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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934694/development-and-implementation-of-a-pass-fail-field-friendly-method-for-detecting-sildenafil-in-suspect-pharmaceutical-tablets-using-a-handheld-raman-spectrometer-and-silver-colloids
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Adam Lanzarotta, Lisa Lorenz, JaCinta S Batson, Cheryl Flurer
A simple, fast, sensitive and effective pass/fail field-friendly method has been developed for detecting sildenafil in suspect Viagra and unapproved tablets using handheld Raman spectrometers and silver colloids. The method involves dissolving a portion of a tablet in water followed by filtration and addition of silver colloids, resulting in a solution that can be measured directly through a glass vial. Over one hundred counterfeit Viagra and unapproved tablets were examined on three different devices during the method development phase of the study...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934661/dextran-coated-silver-nanoparticles-chemical-sensor-for-selective-cysteine-detection
#2
Slađana Davidović, Vesna Lazić, Ivana Vukoje, Jelena Papan, S Phillip Anhrenkiel, Suzana Dimitrijević, Jovan M Nedeljković
A simple, fast and non-costly method for selective cysteine (Cys) detection, based on optical changes of silver colloids, is developed. For that purpose, stable colloids consisting of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) coated with polysaccharide dextran (Dex), isolated from bacterium species Leuconostoc mesenteroides T3, were prepared. The synthesized samples were thoroughly characterized including absorption and FTIR spectroscopy, as well as transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. The silver colloids display high sensitivity and selectivity towards Cys detection in aqueous solutions...
September 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934610/chitosan-lipid-nanoparticles-cs-lnps-application-to-sirna-delivery
#3
Özgül Tezgel, Anna Szarpak-Jankowska, Amandine Arnould, Rachel Auzély-Velty, Isabelle Texier
To benefit from the biocompatibility of lipid nanoparticles associated with the transfection ability of chitosan, small chitosan lipid nanoparticles (CS-LNPs) dedicated to SiRNA delivery were formulated by an easy-to-implement one-step process. Formulations of CS-LNPs (lipid core stabilized by a shell comprising phospholipids/cationic lipids and hydrophobically modified chitosan) were optimized for their physico-chemical properties (size, zeta potential, colloidal stability) according to their shell composition...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934172/topical-nano-and-microemulsions-for-skin-delivery
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Christofori M R R Nastiti, Thellie Ponto, Eman Abd, Jeffrey E Grice, Heather A E Benson, Michael S Roberts
Nanosystems such as microemulsions (ME) and nanoemulsions (NE) offer considerable opportunities for targeted drug delivery to and via the skin. ME and NE are stable colloidal systems composed of oil and water, stabilised by a mixture of surfactants and cosurfactants, that have received particular interest as topical skin delivery systems. There is considerable scope to manipulate the formulation components and characteristics to achieve optimal bioavailability and minimal skin irritancy. This includes the incorporation of established chemical penetration enhancers to fluidize the stratum corneum lipid bilayers, thus reducing the primary skin barrier and increasing permeation...
September 21, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933822/rod-like-virus-based-multiarm-colloidal-molecules
#5
Alexis de la Cotte, Cheng Wu, Marie Trévisan, Andrii Repula, Eric Grelet
We report on the construction of multiarm colloidal molecules by tip-linking filamentous bacteriophages, functionalized either by biological engineering or chemical conjugation. The affinity for streptavidin of a genetically modified vector phage displaying Strep-tags fused to one end of the viral particle, is measured by determining the dissociation constant, Kd. In order to both improve the colloidal stability and the efficiency of the self-assembly process, a biotinylation protocol having a chemical yield higher than 90% is presented to regio-selectively functionalize the cystein residues located at one end of the bacteriophages...
September 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933805/perioperative-administration-of-buffered-versus-non-buffered-crystalloid-intravenous-fluid-to-improve-outcomes-following-adult-surgical-procedures
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REVIEW
Sohail Bampoe, Peter M Odor, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Suzie Cro, Tong J Gan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael Fm James, Michael G Mythen, Catherine Mn O'Malley, Anthony M Roche, Kathy Rowan, Edward Burdett
BACKGROUND: Perioperative fluid strategies influence clinical outcomes following major surgery. Many intravenous fluid preparations are based on simple solutions, such as normal saline, that feature an electrolyte composition that differs from that of physiological plasma. Buffered fluids have a theoretical advantage of containing a substrate that acts to maintain the body's acid-base status - typically a bicarbonate or a bicarbonate precursor such as maleate, gluconate, lactate, or acetate...
September 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933729/structure-and-catalysis-of-fe-iii-and-cu-ii-microperoxidase-11-interacting-with-the-positively-charged-interfaces-of-lipids
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Tatiana Prieto, Vinicius Santana, Adrianne M M Britto, Juliana C Araujo-Chaves, Otaciro R Nascimento, Iseli L Nantes-Cardoso
Numerous applications have been described for microperoxidases (MPs) such as in photoreceptors, sensing, drugs, and hydrogen evolution. The last application was obtained by replacing Fe(III), the native central metal, by cobalt ion and inspired part of the present study. Here, the Fe(III) of MP-11 was replaced by Cu(II) that is also a stable redox state in aerated medium, and the structure and activity of both MPs were modulated by the interaction with the positively charged interfaces of lipids. Comparative spectroscopic characterization of Fe(III) and Cu(II)MP-11 in the studied media demonstrated the presence of high and low spin species with axial distortion...
July 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933505/sbvo4-nanoparticles-synthesized-via-three-facile-one-pot-methods-controllable-morphologies-and-superhydrophobic-coatings
#8
Ximeng Liu, Xiaojuan Yang, Feng Li, Taohai Li, Wei Cao
Inert colloidal SbVO4 with special morphologies is promising for practical superhydrophobic coatings. However, its conventional synthesis suffers from harsh preparation conditions, limiting the material applications. Herein, by using K6V10O28·9H2O as a novel vanadium source, SbVO4 nanoparticles were prepared through three different facile methods: hydrothermal method, reflux method and ultrasonic method. The pH values of the reaction environment were tuned as the only variable to shape the final products. Colloidal morphologies can be engineered to microflakes, or amalgamations of nanoparticles...
September 21, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933160/plutonium-partitioning-behavior-to-humic-acids-from-widely-varying-soils-is-related-to-carboxyl-containing-organic-compounds
#9
Peng Lin, Chen Xu, Saijin Zhang, Nobuhide Fujitake, Daniel I Kaplan, Chris Yeager, Yuko Sugiyama, Kathleen A Schwehr, Peter H Santschi
In order to examine the influence of the HA molecular composition on the partitioning of Pu, ten different kinds of humic acids (HAs) of contrasting chemical composition, collected and extracted from different soil types around the world were equilibrated with groundwater at low Pu concentrations (10-14 M). Under mildly acidic conditions (pH~5.5), 29±24% of the HAs were released as colloidal organic matter (>3kDa to <0.45µm), yet this HA fraction accounted for a vast majority of the bound Pu, 76±13% on average...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932168/the-structural-coloration-of-textile-materials-using-self-assembled-silica-nanoparticles
#10
Weihong Gao, Muriel Rigout, Huw Owens
The work presented investigates how to produce structural colours on textile materials by applying a surface coating of silica nanoparticles (SNPs). Uniform SNPs with particle diameters in a controlled micron size range (207-350 nm) were synthesized using a Stöber-based solvent varying (SV) method which has been reported previously. Photonic crystals (PCs) were formed on the surface of a piece of textile fabric through a process of natural sedimentation self-assembly of the colloidal suspension containing uniform SNPs...
2017: Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931877/laser-plasma-driven-synthesis-of-carbon-based-nanomaterials
#11
M Barberio, P Antici
In this paper we introduce a laser-plasma driven method for the production of carbon based nanomaterials and in particular bi- and few-layers of Graphene. This is obtained by using laser-plasma exfoliation of amorphous Graphite in a liquid solution, employing a laser with energy in the order of 0.5 J/mm(2). Raman and XPS analysis of a carbon colloidal performed at different irradiation stages indicate the formation of Graphene multilayers with an increasing number of layers: the amount of layers varies from a monolayer obtained in the first few seconds of the laser irradiation, up to two layers obtained after 10 s, and finally to Graphite and amorphous carbon obtained after 40 s of irradiation...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931488/carboxylate-cross-linked-cyclodextrin-a-nanoporous-scaffold-for-enhancement-of-rosuvastatin-oral-bioavailability
#12
Mai Mahmoud Gabr, Sana Mohamed Mortada, Marwa Ahmed Sallam
Cyclodextrins play an important role in supramolecular chemistry acting as building blocks than can be cross-linked by various linker molecules forming nano-porous structures called nanosponges (NS). NS have the ability to enhance the stability, solubility and bioavailability of various actives. This work aimed at elaborating rosuvastatin (ROS) loaded NS to improve its oral bioavailability. Carboxylate-linked NS were synthesized by reacting β-CD with pyromellitic dianhydride (PDA) at different molar ratios under specific conditions...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931282/crystallization-and-colloidal-stabilization-of-ca-oh-2-in-the-presence-of-nopal-juice-opuntia-ficus-indica-implications-in-architectural-heritage-conservation
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Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro, Encarnacion Ruiz-Agudo, Alejandro Burgos-Cara, Kerstin Elert, Eric F Hansen
Hydrated lime (Ca(OH)2) is a vernacular art and building material produced following slaking of CaO in water. If excess water is used, a slurry, called lime putty forms, which has been the preferred craftsman selection for formulating lime mortars since Roman times. A variety of natural additives were traditionally added to the lime putty to improve its quality. The mucilaginous juice extracted from nopal cladodes has been and still is used as additive incorporated in the slaking water for formulation of lime mortars and plasters both in ancient Mesoamerica as well as in the USA Southwest...
September 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930637/sodium-hypochlorite-and-sodium-bromide-individualized-and-stabilized-carbon-nanotubes-in-water
#14
Xuezhu Xu, Jian Zhou, Veronica Colombo, Yangyang Xin, Ran Tao, Gilles Lubineau
Aggregation is a major problem for hydrophobic carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in water because it reduces the effective particle concentrations, prevents particles from entering the medium and leads to unstable electronic device performances when a colloidal solution is used. Molecular ligands such as surfactants can help the particles to disperse, but they tend to degrade the electrical properties of CNTs. Therefore, self-dispersed particles without the need for surfactant are highly desirable...
September 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930355/conformations-and-membrane-driven-self-organization-of-rodlike-fd-virus-particles-on-freestanding-lipid-membranes
#15
Anastasiia B Petrova, Christoph Herold, Eugene P Petrov
Membrane-mediated interactions and aggregation of colloidal particles adsorbed to responsive elastic membranes are challenging problems relevant for understanding the microscopic organization and dynamics of biological membranes. We experimentally study the behavior of rodlike semiflexible fd virus particles electrostatically adsorbed to freestanding cationic lipid membranes and find that their behavior can be controlled by tuning the membrane charge and ionic strength of the surrounding medium. Three distinct interaction regimes of rodlike virus particles with responsive elastic membranes can be observed...
September 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930311/universal-analytical-modeling-of-plasmonic-nanoparticles
#16
Renwen Yu, Luis M Liz-Marzán, F Javier García de Abajo
Control over the optical response of metal nanoparticles and their associated plasmons is currently enabling many promising applications in areas as diverse as biosensing and photocatalysis. In this context, experiments based upon colloid synthesis and nanofabricated structures are assisted by numerical electromagnetic modeling, which supplies predictive simulations, but not the kind of physical intuition needed for exploration of new ideas, such as one finds when simple mathematical expressions can describe a problem...
September 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930309/a-global-method-for-handling-fluorescence-spectra-at-high-concentration-derived-from-the-competition-between-emission-and-absorption-of-colloidal-cdte-quantum-dots
#17
Thomas Noblet, Laurent Dreesen, Julie Hottechamps, Christophe Humbert
We investigate the effects of the concentration of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) on their fluorescence in water. The emission spectra, acquired in right angle geometry, exhibit highly variable shapes. The measurements evidence a critical value of the concentration beyond which the intensity and the spectral bandwidth decrease and the fluorescence maximum is redshifted. To account for these observations, we develop a model based on the primary and secondary inner filter effects. The accuracy of the model ensures that the concentration dependent behaviour of QD fluorescence is completely due to inner filter effects...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929951/the-fate-of-inhaled-nanoparticles-detection-and-measurement-by-enhanced-dark-field-microscopy
#18
Robert R Mercer, James F Scabilloni, Liying Wang, Lori A Battelli, James M Antonini, Jenny R Roberts, Yong Qian, Jennifer D Sisler, Vincent Castranova, Dale W Porter, Ann F Hubbs
Assessing the potential health risks for newly developed nanoparticles poses a significant challenge. Nanometer-sized particles are not generally detectable with the light microscope. Electron microscopy typically requires high-level doses, above the physiologic range, for particle examination in tissues. Enhanced dark-field microscopy (EDM) is an adaption of the light microscope that images scattered light. Nanoparticles scatter light with high efficiency while normal tissues do not. EDM has the potential to identify the critical target sites for nanoparticle deposition and injury in the lungs and other organs...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929133/assembling-oppositely-charged-lock-and-key-responsive-colloids-a-mesoscale-analog-of-adaptive-chemistry
#19
Adriana M Mihut, Björn Stenqvist, Mikael Lund, Peter Schurtenberger, Jérôme J Crassous
We have seen a considerable effort in colloid sciences to copy Nature's successful strategies to fabricate complex functional structures through self-assembly. This includes attempts to design colloidal building blocks and their intermolecular interactions, such as creating the colloidal analogs of directional molecular interactions, molecular recognition, host-guest systems, and specific binding. We show that we can use oppositely charged thermoresponsive particles with complementary shapes, such as spherical and bowl-shaped particles, to implement an externally controllable lock-and-key self-assembly mechanism...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929101/current-trends-in-volume-replacement-therapy-and-the-use-of-synthetic-colloids-in-small-animals-an-internet-based-survey-2016
#20
Ivayla D Yozova, Judith Howard, Nadja E Sigrist, Katja-Nicole Adamik
The use of synthetic colloids (SCs), particularly hydroxyethyl starch (HES), in people has changed in recent years following new evidence raising concerns about their efficacy and safety. Although fluid therapy guidelines for small animals are often extrapolated from human medicine, little information exists on current practice in veterinary medicine. The objective of the present study was to investigate current fluid selection, use of plasma volume expanders including SCs, and recent changes in their use in small animal practice...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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