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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088456/development-of-a-predictive-model-for-the-long-term-stability-assessment-of-drug-in-adhesive-transdermal-films-using-polar-pressure-sensitive-adhesives-as-carrier-matrix
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Clémence Chenevas-Paule, Hans-Michael Wolff, Mark Ashton, Martin Schubert, Kalliopi Dodou
Drug crystallization in transdermal drug delivery systems (TDDS) is a critical quality defect. The impact of drug load and hydration on the physical stability of polar (acrylic) drug-in-adhesive (DIA) films was investigated with the objective to identify predictive formulation parameters with respect to drug solubility and long-term stability. Medicated acrylic films were prepared over a range of drug concentrations below and above saturation solubility; and were characterized by FTIR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarized microscopy and Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) analysis...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088005/nicotine-hydrogen-tartrate-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles-formulation-characterization-and-in-vitro-delivery-from-dry-powder-inhaler-formulation
#2
Hui Wang, Graeme George, Selena Bartlett, Changyou Gao, Nazrul Islam
This study reports the development of nanoparticles in the form of inhalable micro-aggregates of biodegradable chitosan (CS) loaded with nicotine hydrogen tartrate (NHT) for potential pulmonary delivery of nicotine from dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulations with prolonged release profile. The NHT-loaded CS particles were prepared using a water-in-oil emulsion crosslinking method. The prepared particles were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for morphological studies; Zetasizer and Mastersizer were applied for particle size analysis...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078609/enhanced-thermophysical-properties-via-pao-superstructure
#3
Zahra Pournorouz, Amirhossein Mostafavi, Aditya Pinto, Apparao Bokka, Junha Jeon, Donghyun Shin
For the last few years, molten salt nanomaterials have attracted many scientists for their enhanced specific heat by doping a minute concentration of nanoparticles (up to 1% by weight). Likewise, enhancing the specific heat of liquid media is important in many aspects of engineering such as engine oil, coolant, and lubricant. However, such enhancement in specific heat was only observed for molten salts, yet other engineering fluids such as water, ethylene glycol, and oil have shown a decrease of specific heat with doped nanoparticles...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076464/silver-nanoparticle-incorporation-effect-on-mechanical-and-thermal-properties-of-denture-base-acrylic-resins
#4
Ayşegül Köroğlu, Onur Şahin, Işın Kürkçüoğlu, Doğu Ömür Dede, Tonguç Özdemir, Baki Hazer
Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the mechanical and thermal characteristics of two denture base acrylic resins containing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Material and Methods: Two different acrylic denture base resins (heat-polymerized and microwave polymerized) containing 0.3, 0.8 and 1.6 wt% AgNPs were evaluated for flexural strength, elastic modulus and impact strength. The glass transition temperature (Tg) and relative heat capacity (Cp) of the samples were determined from the Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) results...
November 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072693/comparative-evaluation-of-target-volumes-defined-by-deformable-and-rigid-registration-of-diagnostic-pet-ct-to-planning-ct-in-primary-esophageal-cancer
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Yanluan Guo, Jianbin Li, Peng Zhang, Qian Shao, Min Xu, Yankang Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the geometrical differences of target volumes propagated by deformable image registration (DIR) and rigid image registration (RIR) to assist target volume delineation between diagnostic Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and planning CT for primary esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: Twenty-five patients with EC sequentially underwent a diagnostic F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT scan and planning CT simulation. Only 19 patients with maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) ≥ 2...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072433/effects-of-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-on-nucleation-and-crystal-growth-in-the-vitrified-vs55-during-warming
#6
Y Xu, H M Yu, Y Q Niu, S C Luo, X Cheng
:   BACKGROUND:Magnetic nanoparticles (mNPs), once excited by radiofrequency (RF) energy, could heat uniformly and rapidly the vitrified biospecimens. However, there are few studies about the impact of mNPs on crystallization kinetics of vitrified samples. OBJECTIVES: The present work aims to investigate the nucleation and crystal growth in the vitrification solution VS55 with mNPs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ferrotec EMG308 superparamagnetic nanoparticles (10 ± 2...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072427/calorimetric-studies-on-thermal-properties-of-nano-cryoprotectant-solutions-during-vitrification
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H F Xu, B T Hao, L J Liu, L L Tang, B L Liu
:   BACKGROUND: Vitrification, the ice-free cryopreservation, develops rapidly and can become an ideal method for long-term preservation of cells and tissues. But up to now it is not practical for samples with large size because of the ultra-rapid cooling rate required. It has been reported that nanoparticles improve heat conductivity of solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, Hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles(20, 40 or 60nm)at 0.1 %, 0.5 % or 1 % (w/w) were added into glycerol solutions...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071804/differential-scanning-calorimetry-analysis-of-the-effects-of-heat-and-pressure-on-protein-denaturation-in-soy-flour-mixed-with-various-types-of-plasticizers
#8
Meera Kweon, Louise Slade, Harry Levine
The effects of heat and pressure on protein denaturation in soy flour were explored by an experimental design that used pressure (atmospheric to 600 MPa), temperature (room to 90 °C), time (1 to 60 min), and type of aqueous plasticizer (NaCl, sucrose, betaine, and lactobionic acid (LBA)) as factors. When 50% (w/w) soy flour-water paste was high hydrostatic pressure (HHP)-treated for 20 min at 25 °C, the treatment at 200 MPa showed a small effect on denaturation of only the 7S soy globulin, but the treatment at 600 MPa showed a significant effect on denaturation of both the 7S and 11S soy globulins...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070897/stable-spline-deconvolution-for-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri
#9
Denis Peruzzo, Marco Castellaro, Gianluigi Pillonetto, Alessandra Bertoldo
PURPOSE: To present the stable spline (SS) deconvolution method for the quantification of the cerebral blood flow (CBF) from dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI. METHODS: The SS method was compared with both the block-circulant singular value decomposition (oSVD) and nonlinear stochastic regularization (NSR) methods. oSVD is one of the most popular deconvolution methods in dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC-MRI). NSR is an alternative approach that we proposed previously...
January 9, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070841/reproducibility-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-in-the-study-of-brain-gliomas-a-comparison-of-data-obtained-using-different-commercial-software
#10
Gian Marco Conte, Antonella Castellano, Luisa Altabella, Antonella Iadanza, Marcello Cadioli, Andrea Falini, Nicoletta Anzalone
PURPOSE: Dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI (DSC) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE) are useful tools in the diagnosis and follow-up of brain gliomas; nevertheless, both techniques leave the open issue of data reproducibility. We evaluated the reproducibility of data obtained using two different commercial software for perfusion maps calculation and analysis, as one of the potential sources of variability can be the software itself. METHODS: DSC and DCE analyses from 20 patients with gliomas were tested for both the intrasoftware (as intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility) and the intersoftware reproducibility, as well as the impact of different postprocessing choices [vascular input function (VIF) selection and deconvolution algorithms] on the quantification of perfusion biomarkers plasma volume (Vp), volume transfer constant (K (trans)) and rCBV...
January 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069216/ultrasonic-assisted-deacetylation-of-cellulose-acetate-nanofibers-a-rapid-method-to-produce-cellulose-nanofibers
#11
Farooq Ahmed, Alvira Ayoub Arbab, Abdul Wahab Jatoi, Muzamil Khatri, Najma Memon, Zeeshan Khatri, Ick Soo Kim
Herein we report a rapid method for deacetylation of cellulose acetate (CA) nanofibers in order to produce cellulose nanofibers using ultrasonic energy. The CA nanofibers were fabricated via electrospinning thereby treated with NaOH and NaOH/EtOH solutions at various pH levels for 30, 60 and 90min assisted by ultrasonic energy. The nanofiber webs were optimized by degree of deacetylation (DD%) and wicking behavior. The resultant nanofibers were further characterized by FTIR, SEM, WAXD, DSC analysis. The DD% and FTIR results confirmed a complete conversion of CA nanofibers to cellulose nanofibers within 1h with substantial increase of wicking height...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068764/topochemical-azide-alkyne-cycloaddition-reaction-in-gels-size-tunable-synthesis-of-triazole-linked-polypeptides
#12
Baiju P Krishnan, Kana M Sureshan
Though topochemical reactions are attractive, the difficulty associated with crystallization such as low yield, unsuitability for large scale synthesis etc warranted the exploitation of other self-assembled media for topochemical reactions. We synthesized a dipeptide gelator decorated with azide and alkyne at its termini, N3-Ala-Val-NHCH2-C≡CH, which is designed to self-assemble through intermolecular hydrogen bonds to β-sheets thereby placing the azide and alkyne motifs at proximity. As anticipated, this peptide forms gels in organic solvents and water via hydrogen-bonded β-sheet assembly as evidenced from IR spectroscopy and PXRD profiling...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068621/formation-of-porous-hpcl-lpcl-ha-scaffolds-with-supercritical-co2-gas-foaming-method
#13
M Zahedi Moghadam, Sh Hassanajili, F Esmaeilzadeh, M Ayatollahi, M Ahmadi
Scaffold is a 3D porous structure that is made of different materials, such as synthetic and natural polymers. It plays the role of a synthetic extracellular matrix and permits adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of the cells. Porosity and pore size are the important factors for any 3D scaffold used in bone tissue engineering. In this study, porous scaffolds were prepared by adding hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles as filler to the polymeric matrix of polycaprolactone (PCL) blends with two different molecular weight by using supercritical CO2 (ScCO2) foaming method...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068472/protective-coatings-for-aluminum-alloy-based-on-hyperbranched-1-4-polytriazoles
#14
Elaine Armelin, Rory Whelan, Yeimy Mabel Martínez-Triana, Carlos Aleman, M G Finn, David Diaz Diaz
Organic polymers are widely used as coatings and adhesives to metal surfaces, but aluminum is among the most difficult substrates because of rapid oxidative passivation of its surface. Poly(1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles) made by copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition form strongly bonded interfaces with several metal substrates. In this work, a variety of alkyne and azide monomers were explored as precursors to anticorrosion coatings for a standard high-strength aluminum-copper alloy. Monomers of comparatively low valency (diazide and trialkyne) were found to act as superior barriers for electrolyte transfer to the aluminum surface...
January 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067299/fabrication-and-characterization-of-dual-functional-ultrafine-composite-fibers-with-phase-change-energy-storage-and-luminescence-properties
#15
Peng Xi, Tianxiang Zhao, Lei Xia, Dengkun Shu, Menjiao Ma, Bowen Cheng
Ultrafine composite fibers consisting of a thermoplastic polyurethane solid-solid phase-change material and organic lanthanide luminescent materials were prepared through a parallel electrospinning technique as an innovative type of ultrafine, dual-functional fibers containing phase-change and luminescent properties. The morphology and structure, thermal energy storage, and luminescent properties of parallel electrospun ultrafine fibers were investigated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images showed that the parallel electrospun ultrafine fibers possessed the desired morphologies with smaller average fiber diameters than those of traditional mixed electrospun ultrafine fibers...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065751/honeycomb-structural-composite-polymer-network-of-gelatin-and-functional-cellulose-ester-for-controlled-release-of-omeprazole
#16
Chen Zhuang, Chengmei Shi, Furong Tao, Yuezhi Cui
The functionalized cellulose ester MCN was firstly synthesized and used to cross-link gelatin by amidation between -NH2 in gelatin and active ester groups in MCN to form a composite polymer network Gel-MCN, which was confirmed by Van Slyke method, FTIR, XRD and TGA-DTG spectra. The model drug omeprazole was loaded in Gel-MCN composites mainly by electrostatic interaction and hydrogen bonds, which were certified by FTIR, XRD and TGA-DSC. Thermal stability, anti-biodegradability, mechanical property and surface hydrophobicity of the composites with different cross-linking extents and drug loading were systematically investigated...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065750/physicochemical-properties-and-biological-activities-of-novel-blend-films-using-oxidized-pectin-chitosan
#17
Asma Chetouani, Nadège Follain, Stéphane Marais, Christophe Rihouey, Meriem Elkolli, Mahmoud Bounekhel, Djafer Benachour, Didier Le Cerf
Pectin has been widely used in a variety of biomedical applications. In this study, it was modified with sodium periodate as an oxidant and characterized by physicochemical methods Periodate oxidation increased the contents of dialdehyde units and carboxyl groups in pectin, and a decrease in pectin viscosity was measured. The oxidization reaction led to a significant decrease in all values of molecular weight and size (Mn, Mw, [η] and Rh) as determined by size exclusion chromatography (SEC), which allowed the selection of the oxidized pectin to be added to chitosan...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065234/quantitative-measurement-of-cerebral-blood-flow-in-enhanced-psedo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-perfusion-imaging-in-patients-with-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis
#18
Yang Xu, Jin-Hao Lü, Lin Ma, Wei-Jun Chen, Xin Lou
<strong>Objective</strong> To acquire cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with severe intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis with enhanced pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (e-pCASL) and compare it with the findings of dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced perfusion-weighted imaging (DSC PWI) and pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (pCASL). <strong>Methods</strong> A total of 39 consecutive patients with severe intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis were enrolled in this study...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062242/effect-of-reaction-solvents-on-the-multi-scale-structure-of-potato-starch-during-acid-treatment
#19
Binghua Sun, Yaoqi Tian, Benxi Wei, Long Chen, Yanhong Bi, Zhengyu Jin
Potato starch was treated with 0.36% HCl in ethanol and water for various time periods, and its structural changes were evaluated and compared in this study. Acid-ethanol treated starch (AET-s) had relatively low average molecular weight (Mw) and z-average radius of gyration (Rg), and its solubility was higher than that of the counterpart acid-water treated starch (AWT-s). The granular appearance and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) profile demonstrated that acid in ethanol and in water exhibited different attack pathways on the granules...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060272/synthesis-of-ionic-liquid-based-electrolytes-assembly-of-li-ion-batteries-and-measurements-of-performance-at-high-temperature
#20
Xinrong Lin, Jennifer Chapman Varela, Mark W Grinstaff
The chemical instability of the traditional electrolyte remains a safety issue in widely used energy storage devices such as Li-ion batteries. Li-ion batteries for use in devices operating at elevated temperatures require thermally stable and non-flammable electrolytes. Ionic liquids (ILs), which are non-flammable, non-volatile, thermally stable molten salts, are an ideal replacement for flammable and low boiling point organic solvent electrolytes currently used today. We herein describe the procedures to: 1) synthesize mono- and di-phosphonium ionic liquids paired with chloride or bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide (TFSI) anions; 2) measure the thermal properties and stability of these ionic liquids by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA); 3) measure the electrochemical properties of the ionic liquids by cyclic voltammetry (CV); 4) prepare electrolytes containing lithium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonamide; 5) measure the conductivity of the electrolytes as a function of temperature; 6) assemble a coin cell battery with two of the electrolytes along with a Li metal anode and LiCoO2 cathode; and 7) evaluate battery performance at 100 °C...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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