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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440627/composite-micro-posts-with-high-dry-adhesion-strength
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Helen K Minsky, Kevin T Turner
Interfaces with enhanced and tunable adhesion have applications in a broad range of fields, including microtransfer printing of semiconductors, grippers on robots, and component handling in manufacturing. Here, a composite post structure with a stiff core and compliant shell is used to achieve enhanced adhesion under normal loading. Loading the composite structure in shear significantly reduces the effective adhesion strength, thus providing tunability. The composite posts can be used as stamps in microtransfer printing processes or as building blocks of large area tunable surfaces composed of arrays of posts...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439724/recent-developments-in-the-synthesis-of-cyclic-carbonates-from-epoxides-and-co2
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REVIEW
Hendrik Büttner, Lars Longwitz, Johannes Steinbauer, Christoph Wulf, Thomas Werner
The use of CO2 as a C1 building block will be of essential importance in the future. In this context the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and CO2 gained great attention recently. These products are valuable compounds in a variety of chemical fields. The development of new catalysts and catalytic systems for this atom-economic, scalable, and industrially relevant reaction is a highly active research field. Over the past 17 years great advances have been made in this area of research. This chapter covers the survey of the important known classes of homogeneous catalysts for the addition of CO2 to epoxides...
June 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439578/long-term-bond-strength-of-self-etch-adhesives-to-normal-and-artificially-eroded-dentin-effect-of-relative-humidity-and-saliva-contamination
#3
Fabienne Amsler, Anne Peutzfeldt, Adrian Lussi, Simon Flury
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of relative humidity and saliva contamination on short- and long-term bond strength of two self-etch adhesives to normal and artificially eroded dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 480 dentin specimens were produced from extracted human molars. Half of the specimens (n = 240) were left untreated (normal dentin) whereas the other half (n = 240) were artificially eroded. The specimens were treated with Clearfil SE Bond (CSE) or Scotchbond Universal (SBU), and composite (Filtek Z250) was applied to the treated dentin surface under four experimental conditions: at a relative humidity of 45% or 85% without/with human saliva contamination...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439576/bond-strength-to-eroded-enamel-and-dentin-using-a-universal-adhesive-system
#4
Fabiana Cares Frattes, Marina Gullo Augusto, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Cesar Rogério Pucci, Alessandra Bühler Borges
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of previous acid etching on the bond strength of a self-etch universal adhesive system on sound and eroded enamel and dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Flat enamel and dentin surfaces were obtained from bovine incisors (n = 44) and divided into two groups according to the exposure to erosive conditions: sound (without erosion) and eroded (after erosive challenge with 0.3% citric acid, pH 2.6, 5 min, 4x/day, 5 days). Each group was then divided into two subgroups (n = 11) according to the application or not of 37% phosphoric acid before applying a universal self-etch adhesive...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438018/control-of-mechanical-stability-of-hollow-silica-particles-and-its-measurement-by-mercury-intrusion-porosimetry
#5
Jelena Lasio, Alan M Allgeier, Christopher D Chan, J David Londono, Ebrahim Najafi, Francis J Woerner
Hollow silica particles (HSPs) have become the focus of interest in many labs recently, due to their versatility, stemming from the ability to control their size and shape, as well as surface functionalization. Determining the mechanical stability of hollow particles is essential for their use, both in applications in which they need to retain their structure, as well as those in which they need to break down. We have synthesized a series of HSPs (231 nm inner diameter) with increasing wall thickness (7-25 nm), using a template approach...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437284/a-retrospective-study-on-mycophenolic-acid-drug-interactions-effect-of-prednisone-sirolimus-and-tacrolimus-with-mpa
#6
Ana Catalina Alvarez-Elías, Elisa Catherine Yoo, Ekaterina Kirilova Todorova, Ram Nivas Singh, Guido Filler
Mycophenolic acid (MPA), the active compound of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), is widely used as an antirejection drug following renal transplantation. There is growing evidence supporting the notion that there is substantial variability in the intra- and inter-patient exposure to MPA. Drug interactions involving MPA with tacrolimus, steroids, and sirolimus have been understudied. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between MPA, steroids, tacrolimus, and sirolimus. MPA trough concentrations from 37 pediatric renal transplant recipients (mean age 7...
April 6, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437009/conformational-changes-of-ubiquitin-under-high-pressure-conditions-a-pressure-simulated-tempering-molecular-dynamics-study
#7
Yoshiharu Mori, Yuko Okamoto
Molecular dynamics simulations for the system of ubiquitin were performed with pressure simulated tempering to study pressure-induced conformational changes of ubiquitin. The pressure dependence of ubiquitin was analyzed in a wide range of pressure from atmospheric pressure (0.1 MPa) to 1.0 GPa. The fluctuation of the distance between amino-acid residues and the distribution of a largely fluctuating distance were calculated. The large fluctuation of the L8-E34 distance induced by pressure means that the conformation of ubiquitin changes under high pressure conditions...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436860/effect-on-high-intensity-fields-of-a-tough-hydrophone-with-hydrothermal-pzt-thick-film-vibrator-and-titanium-front-layer
#8
Nagaya Okada, Shinichi Takeuchi
A novel tough hydrophone was fabricated by depositing hydrothermally synthesized lead zirconate titanate polycrystalline film on the back-side surface of a titanium plate. Our developed tough hydrophone resisted damage in a high-pressure field (15 MPa) at a focal point of a sinusoidal continuous wave driven by a concave high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer with up to 50 W of power input to the sound source. The hydrophone was suitable for the HIFU field, even though the hydrophone has a flat-shape tip of 3...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436646/filaments-with-affinity-binding-and-wet-strength-can-be-achieved-by-spinning-bifunctional-cellulose-nanofibrils
#9
Maija Vuoriluoto, Hannes Orelma, Meri Johanna Lundahl, Maryam Borghei, Orlando J Rojas
We demonstrate benzophenone (BP) conjugation via amine-reactive esters onto oxidized cellulosic fibers that were used as precursors, after microfluidization, of photo-active cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). From these fibrils, cellulose I filaments were synthesized by hydrogel spinning in an anti-solvent followed by fast bi-radical UV crosslinking. As a result, the BP-CNF filaments developed a wet tensile strength of up to ~105 MPa (a remarkable retention of ~80% of the dry strength). Thus, the principal limitation of these emerging materials was resolved (< 0...
April 24, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435967/thermal-mismatch-strain-induced-disorder-of-y2mo3o12-and-its-effect-on-thermal-expansion-of-y2mo3o12-al-composites
#10
Chang Zhou, Qiang Zhang, Saiyue Liu, Bingcheng Luo, Eongyu Yi, Enke Tian, Guowu Li, Longtu Li, Gaohui Wu
Fully dense Y2Mo3O12/Al composites were prepared by squeeze-casting. Relatively mild conditions of 750 °C/20 min/50 MPa were used in order to avoid reaction of the components. SEM, Raman spectroscopy, XRD and dilatometry were used to characterize the microstructures and morphologies of the composites. Zero thermal expansion was achieved in the temperature range where the thermal mismatch strain was zero. We show that the CTE mismatch of Al and Y2Mo3O12 results in compressive and tensile strains that distort the Y2Mo3O12 lattice...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435616/tooth-surface-treatment-strategies-for-adhesive-cementation
#11
Nadja Rohr, Jens Fischer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of tooth surface pre-treatment steps on shear bond strength, which is essential for understanding the adhesive cementation process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Shear bond strengths of different cements with various tooth surface treatments (none, etching, priming, or etching and priming) on enamel and dentin of human teeth were measured using the Swiss shear test design. Three adhesives (Permaflo DC, Panavia F 2...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435367/-ormocer-an-innovative-technology-a-replacement-for-conventional-cements-and-veneer-a-comparative-in-vitro-analysis
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Vini Rajeev, Rajeev Arunachalam, Sanjna Nayar, P R Arunima, Sivadas Ganapathy, Vaishnavi Vedam
OBJECTIVE: This in vitro study was designed to assess shear bond strength (SBS) of ormocer flowable (OF) resin as a luting agent, ormocer as an indirect veneer material with portrayal of modes of failures using scanning electron microscope (SEM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty maxillary central incisors were divided into Group I, II, and III with 20 samples each based on luting cement used. They were OF, self-adhesive (SA) cement, and total etch (TE) cement. These groups were subdivided into "a" and "b" of ten each based on the type of veneering materials used...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435079/polyurethane-acrylates-as-effective-substrates-for-sustained-in-vitro-culture-of-human-myotubes
#13
Yosephine Andriani, Jason Chua Min-Wen, Benjamin Chua Yan-Jiang, Phang In Yee, Ng Shyh-Chang, Tan Wui Siew
Muscular disease has debilitating effects with severe damage leading to death. Our knowledge of muscle biology, disease and treatment is largely derived from non human cell models, even though non human cells are known to differ from human cells in their biochemical responses. Attempts to develop highly sought after in vitro human cell models have been plagued by early cell delamination and difficulties in achieving human myotube culture in vitro. In this work, we developed polyurethane acrylate (PUA) materials to support long term in vitro culture of human skeletal muscle tissue...
April 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434709/target-analysis-of-tert-butyldimethylsilyl-derivatives-of-nerve-agent-hydrolysis-products-by-selectable-one-dimensional-or-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#14
Yasuo Seto, Masumi Tachikawa, Mieko Kanamori-Kataoka, Kikuo Sasamoto, Nobuo Ochiai
A target analysis method for the sensitive and discriminative determination of the nerve agent hydrolysis products alkyl methylphosphonic acids as their tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBDMS) derivatives was developed using a combination of selectable one- and two-dimensional ((1)D/(2)D) GC-MS, and applied to the analysis of samples with significant interfering matrices. After sample drying, the alkylmethylphosphonic acids and methylphosphonic acid (MPA) were converted to TBDMS derivatives by addition of N-methyl-N-(tert-butyldimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide with heating, and subjected to (1)D/(2)D GC-MS...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434685/influence-of-inhomogeneous-dental-posts-on-stress-distribution-in-tooth-root-and-interfaces-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis
#15
Mojtaba Mahmoudi, Ali Reza Saidi, Parviz Amini, Maryam Alsadat Hashemipour
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: In post-core crown restorations, the use of flexible posts concentrates stresses at the dentin and the use of stiff posts concentrates stresses at the interfaces. A class of inhomogeneous materials (called functionally graded materials) has been proposed for posts to resolve the weaknesses of both flexible and rigid posts. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to design an inhomogeneous post and investigate its influence on the stress distribution of post-core crown restorations...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433265/high-pressure-microscopy-for-tracking-dynamic-properties-of-molecular-machines
#16
Masayoshi Nishiyama
High-pressure microscopy is one of the powerful techniques to visualize the effects of hydrostatic pressures on research targets. It could be used for monitoring the pressure-induced changes in the structure and function of molecular machines in vitro and in vivo. This review focuses on the dynamic properties of the assemblies and machines, analyzed by means of high-pressure microscopy measurement. We developed a high-pressure microscope that is optimized both for the best image formation and for the stability to hydrostatic pressure up to 150 MPa...
March 30, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431561/the-evaluation-of-the-role-of-medial-collateral-ligament-maintaining-knee-stability-by-a-finite-element-analysis
#17
Dong Ren, Yueju Liu, Xianchao Zhang, Zhaohui Song, Jian Lu, Pengcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: A three-dimensional finite element model (FEM) of the knee joint was established to analyze the biomechanical functions of the superficial and deep medial collateral ligaments (MCLs) of knee joints and to investigate the treatment of the knee medial collateral ligament injury. METHODS: The right knee joint of a healthy male volunteer was subjected to CT and MRI scans in the extended position. The scanned data were imported into MIMICS, Geomagic, and ANSYS software to establish a three-dimensional FEM of the human knee joint...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429837/fluorescence-based-sensor-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-amoxicillin-amox-in-aqueous-medium-application-to-pharmaceutical-and-biomedical-analysis
#18
Samadhan P Pawar, Laxman S Walekar, Dattatray B Gunjal, Dattatray K Dalavi, Anil H Gore, Prashant V Anbhule, Shivajirao R Patil, Govind B Kolekar
We here for the first time demonstrate an analytical approach for the highly selective and sensitive detection of amoxicillin (Amox) in aqueous medium based on the fluorescence quenching of quantum dots (QDs). The change in fluorescence intensity of mercaptopropionic acid-capped cadmium sulphide (MPA-CdS) QDs is attributed to the increasing concentration of Amox. The results show that the fluorescence quenching of QDs by Amox takes place through both static and dynamic types of quenching mechanism. The fluorescence quenching of QDs with increase in concentration of Amox shows the linear range between 5 μg ml(-1) and 30 μg ml(-1) and the limit of detection (LOD) is 5...
April 21, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428570/investigation-of-the-erosive-potential-of-sour-novelty-sweets
#19
A Aljawad, M Z Morgan, R Fairchild, J S Rees
Background The expansion of the novelty sweets market in the UK has major potential public health implications in children and young adults as they may cause dental erosion.Objective To investigate the erosive potential of the novelty sweets in term of their physiochemical properties and amount of enamel loss.Subjects and methods The pH of a variety of novelty sweets was tested in vitro using a pH meter and the neutralisable acidity was assessed by titrating the sweets against 0.1M NaOH. The viscosity of the novelty sweets was measured using a rotational viscometer...
April 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428541/tissue-engineered-cornea-constructed-with-compressed-collagen-and-laser-perforated-electrospun-mat
#20
Bin Kong, Wei Sun, Guoshi Chen, Song Tang, Ming Li, Zengwu Shao, Shengli Mi
While Plastic Compressed (PC) collagen technique is often used to fabricate bioengineered constructs, PC collagen gels are too weak to be sutured or conveniently handled for clinical applications. To overcome this limitation, electrospun poly (lactic-co-glycolide) (PLGA) mats, which have excellent biocompatibility and mechanical properties, were combined with PC collagen to fabricate sandwich-like hybrid constructs. By laser-perforating holes with different sizes and spacings in the electrospun mats to regulate the mechanical properties and light transmittance of the hybrid constructs, we produced hybrid constructs with properties very suitable to apply in corneal tissue engineering...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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