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Green chemistry

Dipak Dilip Gadade, Sanjay Sudhakar Pekamwar
Cocrystal is a concept of the supramolecular chemistry which is gaining the extensive interest of researchers from pharmaceutical and chemical sciences and of drug regulatory agencies. The prominent reason of which is its ability to modify physicochemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients. During the development of the pharmaceutical product, formulators have to optimize the physicochemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Pharmaceutical cocrystals can be employed to improve vital physicochemical characteristics of a drug, including solubility, dissolution, bioavailability and stability of pharmaceutical compounds while maintaining its therapeutic activity...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Martina Cugovčan, Jasna Jablan, Jasmina Lovrić, Dominik Cinčić, Nives Galić, Mario Jug
Mechanochemical activation using several different co-grinding additives was applied as a green chemistry approach to improve physiochemical and biopharmaceutical properties of praziquantel (PZQ). Liquid assisted grinding with an equimolar amount of citric acid (CA), malic acid (MA), salicylic acid (SA) and tartaric acid (TA) gained in cocrystal formation, which all showed pH-dependent solubility and dissolution rate. However, the most soluble cocrystal of PZQ with MA was chemically unstable, as seen during the stability testing...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Timothy H Yosca, Aaron P Ledray, Joanna Ngo, Michael T Green
Protonated ferryl (or iron(IV)hydroxide) intermediates have been characterized in several thiolate-ligated heme proteins that are known to catalyze C-H bond activation. The basicity of the ferryl intermediates in these species has been proposed to play a critical role in facilitating this chemistry, allowing hydrogen abstraction at reduction potentials below those that would otherwise lead to oxidative degradation of the enzyme. In this contribution, we discuss the events that led to the assignment and characterization of the unusual iron(IV)hydroxide species, highlighting experiments that provided a quantitative measure of the ferryl basicity, the iron(IV)hydroxide pKa...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
Pik-Ling Lam, Wai-Yeung Wong, Zhaoxiang Bian, Chung-Hin Chui, Roberto Gambari
Nanotechnology manipulates therapeutic agents at the nanoscale for the development of nanomedicines. However, there are current concerns over nanomedicines, mainly related to the possible toxicity of nanomaterials used for health medications. Due to their small size, they can enter the human body more readily than larger sized particles. Green chemistry encompasses the green synthesis of drug-loaded nanoparticles by reducing the use of hazardous materials in the synthesis process, thus reducing the adverse health impacts of pharmaceutics...
January 12, 2017: Nanomedicine
Eric S Manas, Darren V S Green
The acronym "CADD" is often used interchangeably to refer to "Computer Aided Drug Discovery" and "Computer Aided Drug Design". While the former definition implies the use of a computer to impact one or more aspects of discovering a drug, in this paper we contend that computational chemists are most effective when they enable teams to apply true design principles as they strive to create medicines to treat human disease. We argue that teams must bring to bear multiple sub-disciplines of computational chemistry in an integrated manner in order to utilize these principles to address the multi-objective nature of the drug discovery problem...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
Tamer S Saleh, Abdullah S Al-Bogami, Ahmed E M Mekky, Hamad Z Alkhathlan
The atom-efficient and green protocol for formation of pyrano[3,4-e][1,3]oxazines utilizing dimethyl carbonate under ultrasound irradiation in a presence of KF/basic alumina was reported. We provide a novel series of pyrano[3,4-e][1,3]oxazine derivatives interesting for biological screening tests. In general, it was found that ultrasound irradiations enable the reactions to occur which could not be carried out under silent conditions. These remarkable effects appeared in sonicated reactions can be reasonably interpreted in terms of acoustic cavitation phenomenon...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Robert H Crabtree
The different types of acceptorless alcohol dehydrogenation (AAD) reactions are discussed, followed by the catalysts and mechanisms involved. Special emphasis is put on the common appearance in AAD of pincer ligands, of noninnocent ligands, and of outer sphere mechanisms. Early work emphasized precious metals, mainly Ru and Ir, but interest in nonprecious metal AAD catalysis is growing. Alcohol-amine combinations are discussed to the extent that net oxidation occurs by loss of H2. These reactions are of potential synthetic interest because they can lead to N heterocycles such as pyrroles and pyridines...
January 4, 2017: Chemical Reviews
Awais Anwar, Emma Gould, Ryan Tinson, Murree Groom, Chris J Hamilton
Reactive sulfur species from garlic have long been renowned for their health benefits and antimicrobial properties. In agriculture the subject matter is now gathering momentum in the search for new bio-pesticides to addressing emerging environmental concerns and tighter restrictions on the use of many conventional chemical pesticides. Although the precise modes of action of these garlic-derived bioactives is complex, recent research has provided a number of new insights that deepen our understanding of garlic-derived products, such as garlic extracts and oils...
December 30, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
Yuki Hirato, Mayumi Tokuhisa, Minoru Tanigawa, Hiroyuki Ashida, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Katsushi Nishimura
d-Threonine aldolase (DTA) catalyzes the pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent interconversion of d-threonine and glycine plus acetaldehyde. The enzyme is a powerful tool for the stereospecific synthesis of various β-hydroxy amino acids in synthetic organic chemistry. In this study, DTA from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was discovered and characterized, representing the first report to describe the existence of eukaryotic DTA. DTA was overexpressed in recombinant Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) cells; the specific activity of the enzyme in the cell-free extract was 0...
December 27, 2016: Phytochemistry
Xiaofei You, Siwei Yang, Jipeng Li, Yuan Deng, Lianqi Dai, Xiong Peng, Haoguang Huang, Jing Sun, Gang Wang, Peng He, Guqiao Ding, Xiaoming Xie
Scalable fabrication of water-dispersible graphene (W-Gr) is highly desirable yet technically challenging for most practical applications of graphene. Herein, a green and mild oxidation strategy to prepare bulk W-Gr (dispersion, slurry, and powder) with high yield was proposed by fully exploiting structure defects of thermally reduced graphene oxide (TRGO) and oxidizing radicals generated from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Owing to the increased carboxyl group from the mild oxidation process, the obtained W-Gr can be redispersed in low-boiling solvents with a reasonable concentration...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shakeel Ahmed, Annu, Saif Ali Chaudhry, Saiqa Ikram
Nanotechnology is emerging as an important area of research with its tremendous applications in all fields of science, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, etc. It involves the materials and their applications having one dimension in the range of 1-100nm. Generally, various techniques are used for syntheses of nanoparticles (NPs) viz. laser ablation, chemical reduction, milling, sputtering, etc. These conventional techniques e.g. chemical reduction method, in which various hazardous chemicals are used for the synthesis of NPs later become liable for innumerable health risks due to their toxicity and endangering serious concerns for environment, while other approaches are expensive, need high energy for the synthesis of NPs...
January 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Rinat M Manasypov, Liudmila S Shirokova, Oleg S Pokrovsky
Thaw of frozen peat in discontinuous permafrost zone produces a significant number of thermokarst lakes, which are known to contribute to Green House Gases (GHG) emission in the atmosphere. In palsa peatland of western Siberia, the thermokarst lake formation includes soil subsidences, lichen submergence and peat abrasion, leading to lateral spreading of the lake border, often intensified by ground fires. Mesocosm experiments were conducted during 3weeks on two thermokarst lake waters interacting in 30-L tanks with surface horizon of peat, the dominant ground vegetation (lichen Cladonia sp...
December 20, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Lamia Ayed, Karima Bakir, Hedi Ben Mansour, Saousen Hammami, Abdelkrim Cheref, Amina Bakhrouf
Staphylococcus aureus, showing the greatest decolorization ability, was further investigated for Methyl Red (MR) Congo Red (CR), Crystal Violet (CV) and Malachite Green (MG) decolorization using response surface methodology (RSM). The chemometric methods use, based on statistical design of experiments (DOEs) such as RSM is becoming increasingly widespread in several sciences such as analytical chemistry, engineering and environmental chemistry. Stapphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Stapphylococcus aureus (S1) and Stapphylococcus aureus (S2), were isolated from textile wastewater plant located in KsarHellal, Tunisia and were tested for their decolorization capacity...
December 18, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
Xiaopei Wang, Chen Hou, Wu Qiu, Yuepeng Ke, Qingchi Xu, Xiang Yang Liu, Youhui Lin
Herein, for the first time, we report a "green", one-pot reduction/decoration method for the synthesis of bifunctional adsorbent-catalytic hemin-graphene nanosheets by using a common available protein (bovine serum albumin, BSA) as both a reductant and a stabilizer. Our prepared nanosheets are highly stable and possess intrinsic peroxidase-like catalytic activity due to the decoration of BSA and hemin. Furthermore, benefiting from the combined advantages of graphene and BSA, these nanosheets are able to efficiently adsorb dye pollutants from aqueous solution...
December 27, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
L M Greene, S Butini, G Campiani, D C Williams, D M Zisterer
Microtubules are currently ranked one of the most validated targets for chemotherapy; with clinical use of microtubule targeting agents (MTAs) extending beyond half a century. Recent research has focused on the development of novel MTAs to combat drug resistance and drug associated toxicities. Of particular interest are compounds structurally different to those currently used within the clinic. The pyrrolo-1, 5-benzoxazepines (PBOXs) are a structurally distinct novel group of anti-cancer agents, some of which target tubulin...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Ateet Dutt, Yasuhiro Matsumoto, G Santana-Rodríguez, Estrella Ramos, B Marel Monroy, J Santoyo Salazar
The impact of the surface reconstruction of the density distribution and photoluminescence of silicon quantum dots (QDs) embedded in a silicon oxide matrix (SiOx) has been studied. Annealing treatments carried out on the as-deposited samples provoked the effusion of hydrogen species. Moreover, depending on the surrounding density and coalescence of QDs, they resulted in a change in the average size of the particles depending on the initial local environment. The shift in the luminescence spectra all over the visible region (blue, green and red) shows a strong dependence on the resultant change in the size and/or the passivation environment of QDs...
January 4, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Swadhin K Saha, Priya Roy, Maloy K Mondal, Debiprasad Roy, Prajna Gayen, Pranesh Chowdhury, Santi P Sinha Babu
The gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been synthesized biogenically by using black pepper (Piper nigrum) extract according to the principles of green chemistry in presence and absence of a biopolymer, chitosan. A comprehensive study (up to cellular level) on the antifilarial (against Setaria cervi) activity of AuNPs has been made for the first time with a view to use it clinically. The bioactivity of biopolymer capped biogenic AuNP increases significantly compared to simple biogenic AuNP. The biopolymer plays an important role in inspiring AuNP through its inherent positive charges and hydrophobicity...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
Mohd Akram, Sana Anwar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat, Kabir-Ud-Din
Surfactant-protein mixtures have attracted considerable research interest in recent years at the interface of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry. Herein, the interaction between a green gemini surfactant (C16-E2O-C16) and a redox protein hemoglobin was examined through a series of in vitro experimental techniques with an attempt to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the surfactant-protein binding interactions. Quantitative appraisal of the fluorescence/CV data showed that the binding of C16-E2O-C16 to Hb leads to the formation of thermodynamically favorable non-covalent adduct with 1:1 stoichiometry...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Sandeep K Mishra, S Kannan
Accurate imaging of the structural and functional state of biological targets is a critical task. To amend paucities associated with individual imaging, there is high interest to develop a multifunctional theranostic devices for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Herein, chitosan coated silver/dysprosium bimetallic nanoparticles (BNPs) were synthesized through a green chemistry route and characterization results inferred that the BNPs are crystalline, spherical, and of size ∼10 nm. High-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirm the reduced metallic states of Ag and Dy in nanoparticles...
December 27, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Takeshi Yajima, Masaki Koshiko, Yaoqing Zhang, Tamio Oguchi, Wen Yu, Daichi Kato, Yoji Kobayashi, Yuki Orikasa, Takafumi Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Uchimoto, Mark A Green, Hiroshi Kageyama
Layered materials embrace rich intercalation reactions to accommodate high concentrations of foreign species within their structures, and find many applications spanning from energy storage, ion exchange to secondary batteries. Light alkali metals are generally most easily intercalated due to their light mass, high charge/volume ratio and in many cases strong reducing properties. An evolving area of materials chemistry, however, is to capture metals selectively, which is of technological and environmental significance but rather unexplored...
December 14, 2016: Nature Communications
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