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Sodium Polyacrylate

Cong Yu, Kamyar Malakpoor, Jacques M Huyghe
A hydrogel is a cross-linked polymer network with water as solvent. Industrially widely used superabsorbent polymers (SAP) are partially neutralized sodium polyacrylate hydrogels. The extremely large degree of swelling is one of the most distinctive characteristics of such hydrogels, as the volume increase can be about 30 times its original volume when exposed to physiological solution. The large deformation resulting from the swelling demands careful numerical treatment. In this work, we present a biphasic continuum-level swelling model using the mixed hybrid finite element method (MHFEM) in three dimensions...
May 2, 2018: Soft Matter
Li Feng, Shuang Liu, Huaili Zheng, Jianjun Liang, Yongjun Sun, Shixin Zhang, Xin Chen
In this study, the ultrasonic (US)-initiated template copolymerization was employed to synthesize a novel cationic polyacrylamide (CPAM) characterized by a microblock structure using dimethyldiallylammonium chloride (DMDAAC) and acrylamide (AM) as monomers, and sodium polyacrylate (NaPAA) as template. The polymers structure property was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1 H NMR) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The results showed that a novel cationic microblock structure was successfully synthesized in the template copolymer of DMDAAC and AM (TPADM)...
June 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Jong-Kyu Park, Sun-Kyo Seo, Seungkwan Cho, Han-Sung Kim, Chi-Hwan Lee
Conductive hydrogels were prepared for biomedical patch in order to improve the electrical conductivity. Sodium polyacrylate and nano-sized carbon were mixed and fabricated by aqueous solution gelation process in various contents of nano-sized carbon with 0.1, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 wt%. Sodium polyacrylate/nano-sized carbon conductive hydrogels were investigated by molecular structure, surface morphology and electrical conductivity. The conductivity of the hydrogel/nano-sized carbon conductive hydrogel proved to be 10% higher than conductive hydrogel without nano-sized carbon...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Luck Tosan Ereku, Ruth E Mackay, Pascal Craw, Angel Naveenathayalan, Thomas Stead, Manorharanehru Branavan, Wamadeva Balachandran
A point of care device utilising Lab-on-a-Chip technologies that is applicable for biological pathogens was designed, fabricated and tested showing sample in to answer out capabilities. The purpose of the design was to develop a cartridge with the capability to perform nucleic acid extraction and purification from a sample using a chitosan membrane at an acidic pH. Waste was stored within the cartridge with the use of sodium polyacrylate to solidify or gelate the sample in a single chamber. Nucleic acid elution was conducted using the RPA amplification reagents (alkaline pH)...
April 15, 2018: Analytical Biochemistry
Zhengwei Luo, Min Zhu, Mulin Guo, Zhouyang Lian, Wen Tong, Jirong Wang, Binghua Zhang, Wuji Wei
The activity inhibition of fungi by ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) has shown huge potential applications in the area of hygienic coatings. However, the inhibition efficiency was limited due to the agglomeration of NPs. To obtain well-dispersed and highly stabilized ZnO nanofluids, ZnO NPs were capped with four kinds of surfactants under ultrasonication. The capping procedure was optimized by varying the dosage of surfactants, the ultrasonic duration, ultrasonic power and temperature. Capped ZnO nanofluids were then used for the inhibition of Trichoderma viride...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Jiankang Guo, Yanting Zhang, Shengquan Che
Current research has validated the purification of rainwater by a substrate layer of green roofs to some extent, though the effects of the substrate layer on rainwater purification have not been adequately quantified. The present study set up nine extensive green roof experiment combinations based on the current conditions of precipitation characteristics observed in Shanghai, China. Different rain with pollutants were simulated, and the orthogonal design L9 (33) test was conducted to measure purification performance...
February 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Namith Rai, Rajaram Naik, Ravi Gupta, Shobana Shetty, Amith Singh
Aim of the Study: This study aims to evaluate the effects three different conditioning agents on the shear bond strength of resin-modified glass ionomers to human dentin. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty recently extracted, caries-free premolars and molars will be cleaned of debris and disinfected in a 0.5% solution of sodium hypochlorite and sterile water for 30 min. The occlusal surface of each tooth will be reduced using conventional model trimmer with water to produce the dentin surface...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Emmanouil D Karagiannis, Edward S Boyden
Many neuroscience questions center around understanding how the molecules and wiring in neural circuits mechanistically yield behavioral functions, or go awry in disease states. However, mapping the molecules and wiring of neurons across the large scales of neural circuits has posed a great challenge. We recently developed expansion microscopy (ExM), a process in which we physically magnify biological specimens such as brain circuits. We synthesize throughout preserved brain specimens a dense, even mesh of a swellable polymer such as sodium polyacrylate, anchoring key biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids to the polymer...
January 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Meiling Qiao, Maolin Tu, Zhenyu Wang, Fengjiao Mao, Hui Chen, Lei Qin, Ming Du
The blue mussel ( Mytilus edulis ) reportedly contains many bioactive components of nutritional value. Water-, salt- and acid-soluble M. edulis protein fractions were obtained and the proteins were trypsinized. The resultant peptides were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time of flight tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS). 387 unique peptides were identified that matched 81 precursor proteins. Molecular mass distributions of the proteins and peptides were analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacryl amide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Ahmed Elkhabaz, Sreya Sarkar, Janny K Dinh, Garth J Simpson, Lynne S Taylor
The delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs using amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs) has been widely acknowledged as a promising strategy for enhancing oral bioavailability. Upon dissolution, ASDs have accelerated dissolution rates and yield supersaturated solutions leading to higher apparent solubilities. Understanding the complex phase behavior of ASDs during dissolution is crucial for developing an effective formulation. Since the absorption of a lipophilic, high permeability drug is determined primarily by the intraluminal dissolution process and the final concentration achieved, there is a need for evaluation in biorelevant dissolution media that simulate both fasting and fed gastrointestinal states...
January 2, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Daniel Poletto, Ana Claudia Poletto, Andressa Cavalaro, Ricardo Machado, Leopoldo Cosme-Silva, Cássia Cilene Dezan Garbelini, Márcio Grama Hoeppner
Objectives: This study evaluated smear layer removal by different chemical solutions used with or without ultrasonic activation after post preparation. Materials and Methods: Forty-five extracted uniradicular human mandibular premolars with single canals were treated endodontically. The cervical and middle thirds of the fillings were then removed, and the specimens were divided into 9 groups: G1, saline solution (NaCl); G2, 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl); G3, 2% chlorhexidine (CHX); G4, 11...
November 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
Haojie Fei, Nabanita Saha, Natalia Kazantseva, Robert Moucka, Qilin Cheng, Petr Saha
The flexible supercapacitors (SCs) of the conventional sandwich-type structure have poor flexibility due to the large thickness of the final entire device. Herein, we have fabricated a highly flexible asymmetric SC using manganese dioxide (MnO₂) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanosheet-piled hydrogel films and a novel bacterial cellulose (BC)-filled polyacrylic acid sodium salt-Na₂SO₄ (BC/PAAS-Na₂SO₄) neutral gel electrolyte. Apart from being environmentally friendly, this BC/PAAS-Na₂SO₄ gel electrolyte has high viscosity and a sticky property, which enables it to combine two electrodes together...
October 30, 2017: Materials
Wanying Gong, Yewei Huang, Aibing Ji, Wenshu Peng, Cong Liu, Yin Zeng, Ruijuan Yang, Liang Yan, Xuanjun Wang, Jun Sheng
BACKGROUND: Camellia sinensis var. assamica seed cake (a by-product of tea-seed oil) is an abundant resource with poor utilisation. C. sinensis var. assamica seed saponin (CSS) is one kind of non-ionic surfactant. In this study, the CSS extraction conditions were optimised by response surface methodology (RSM) and then the CSS detergent was developed. Additionally, the safety and decontamination ability of the developed detergent were evaluated. RESULTS: The optimised extraction conditions were including the extracting temperature of 40...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Ashwini Naganthran, Malihe Masomian, Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman, Mohd Shukuri Mohamad Ali, Hisham Mohd Nooh
The use of T1 lipase in automatic dishwashing detergent (ADD) is well established, but efficiency in hard water is very low. A new enzymatic environmentally-friendly dishwashing was formulated to be efficient in both soft and hard water. Thermostable enzymes such as T1 lipase from Geobacillus strain T1, Rand protease from Bacillussubtilis strain Rand, and Maltogenic amylase from Geobacillus sp. SK70 were produced and evaluated for an automatic dishwashing detergent formulation. The components of the new ADD were optimized for compatibility with these three enzymes...
September 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Christopher P Favazza, Heidi A Edmonson, Chi Ma, Yunhong Shu, Joel P Felmlee, Robert E Watson, Krzysztof R Gorny
PURPOSE: To assess risks of RF-heating of a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) during 1.5 T prostate MRI using body coil transmit and to compare these risks with those associated with MRI head exams using a transmit/receive head coil. METHODS: Spatial distributions of radio-frequency (RF) B1 fields generated by transmit/receive (T/R) body and head coils were empirically assessed along the long axis of a 1.5 T MRI scanner bore. Measurements were obtained along the center axis of the scanner and laterally offset by 15 cm (body coil) and 7 cm (head coil)...
September 7, 2017: Medical Physics
Aiyun Guo, Jie Gu, Xiaojuan Wang, Ranran Zhang, Yanan Yin, Wei Sun, Xiaxia Tuo, Li Zhang
Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) are considered suitable amendments for reducing the selection pressure due to heavy metals and the abundances of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) during composting. In this study, three SAP (sodium polyacrylate) levels (0, 5, and 15mgkg(-1) of compost) were applied and their effects on the abundances of ARGs, mobile genetic elements (MGEs), and the bacterial community were investigated. After composting, the abundances of ARGs and MGEs decreased to different extent, where the removal efficiencies for tetW, dfrA7, ermX, aac(6')-ib-cr and MGEs exceeded 90%...
November 2017: Bioresource Technology
Huaili Zheng, Li Feng, Baoyu Gao, Yuhao Zhou, Shixin Zhang, Bingchen Xu
In this study, a template copolymer (TPAA) of (3-Acrylamidopropyl) trimethylammonium chloride (AATPAC) and acrylamide (AM) was successfully synthesized though ultrasonic-initiated template copolymerization (UTP), using sodium polyacrylate (PAAS) as a template. TPAA was characterized by an evident cationic microblock structure which was observed through the analyses of the reactivity ratio, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), ¹H ((13)C) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H ((13)C) NMR), and thermogravimetry/differential scanning calorimetry (TG/DSC)...
May 3, 2017: Materials
Qiuwei Shi, Jiahui Li, Chengyi Hou, Yuanlong Shao, Qinghong Zhang, Yaogang Li, Hongzhi Wang
A novel near-infrared (NIR) light-responsive sodium polyacrylate (PAAS)/graphene oxide (GO) fiber with a torsional pre-deformation structure is reported to realize remote control actuation. The torsional pre-deformed PAAS/GO fiber exhibited various actuation phenomena, under the control of a low powered near-infrared light (50 mW cm-2 ), such as rotating in a low-temperature range (<25 °C), rolling a distance of 10 times of its diameter within 10 s, and even driving the shape change of a fabric (the weight is as high as 20 times of the fiber itself)...
October 10, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Martin Andersson, Per Hansson
Ionic surfactants tend to collapse the outer parts of polyelectrolyte gels, forming shells that can be used to encapsulate other species including protein and peptide drugs. In this paper, the aqueous phase behavior of covalently cross-linked polyacrylate networks containing sodium ions and dodecyltrimethylammonium ions as counterions is investigated by means of swelling isotherms, dye staining, small-angle X-ray scattering, and confocal Raman spectroscopy. The equilibrium state is approached by letting the networks absorb pure water...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Sui Mai, Chin-Chuan Wei, Li-Sha Gu, Fu-Cong Tian, Dwayne D Arola, Ji-Hua Chen, Yang Jiao, David H Pashley, Li-Na Niu, Franklin R Tay
Limitations associated with wet-bonding led to the recent development of a selective demineralization strategy in which dentin was etched with a reduced concentration of phosphoric acid to create exclusive extrafibrillar demineralization of the collagen matrix. However, the use of acidic conditioners removes calcium via diffusion of very small hydronium ions into the intrafibrillar collagen water compartments. This defeats the purpose of limiting the conditioner to the extrafibrillar space to create a collagen matrix containing only intrafibrillar minerals to prevent collapse of the collagen matrix...
July 15, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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