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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647266/synthesis-of-a-novel-illite-carbon-nanocomposite-adsorbent-for-removal-of-cr-vi-from-wastewater
#1
Gaofeng Wang, Shan Wang, Wen Sun, Zhiming Sun, Shuilin Zheng
A novel illite@carbon (I@C) nanocomposite adsorbent has been synthesized via a facile hydrothermal carbonization process (HTC) using glucose as carbonaceous source and illite as the carrier. The morphology, microstructure and surface properties of the prepared nanocomposite adsorbent were analyzed by FESEM, TGA, XRD, FT-IR and Zeta potential measurements. Batch experiments were carried out on the adsorption of Cr(VI) to determine the adsorption properties of the composite. The adsorption of Cr(VI) onto the I@C nanocomposite was well described by the pseudo-second-order kinetic model and Langmuir isotherm...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646725/eculizumab-decreases-the-procoagulant-activity-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-a-pilot-prospective-longitudinal-clinical-study
#2
Adeline Wannez, Bérangère Devalet, Céline Bouvy, Julie Laloy, Benoit Bihin, Bernard Chatelain, Christian Chatelain, Jean-Michel Dogné, François Mullier
INTRODUCTION: Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a disease characterized by the susceptibility of blood cells to attack by the complement system, inducing extracellular vesicle (EV) production. Thromboembolism is the leading cause of death in this condition. Eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody which inhibits the C5 protein of the complement, reduces the thrombotic risk in PNH. MATERIALS AND METHOD: We conducted a pilot, prospective, open-label, longitudinal clinical study with six PNH patients treated with eculizumab...
June 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645293/prenatal-screening-of-fetal-ventriculoarterial-connections-benefits-of-4d-technique-in-fetal-heart-imaging
#3
Yu Wang, Miao Fan, Faiza Amber Siddiqui, Meilian Wang, Wei Sun, Xue Sun, Wenjia Lei, Ying Zhang
BACKGROUND: Identification of prenatal ventriculoarterial connections in fetuses with conotruncal anomalies (CTA) remains one of the greatest challenges for sonographers performing screening examinations. Herein, we propose a novel protocol of 4D volume analysis that identifies ventriculoarterial connections and evaluate its clinical utility in routine screenings. METHODS: Twenty-nine cases of transposition of the great arteries (TGA), 22 cases of double-outlet right ventricle (DORV), 36 cases of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), 14 cases of truncus arteriosus (TCA), and randomly selected 70 normal fetuses were reviewed in this study...
June 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644249/incidental-hippocampal-hyperintensity-on-diffusion-weighted-mri-individual-susceptibility-to-transient-global-amnesia
#4
Moonyoung Jeong, Jaehyun Jin, Jeong Hee Kim, Yeonsil Moon, Jin Woo Choi, Hahn Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: Dot-like hippocampal hyperintensities (HHs) on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) have been reported as an interesting imaging finding of transient global amnesia (TGA) that is characterized by typical anterograde amnesia. However, we found that these dot-like HHs are occasionally seen in some patients without clinical symptoms of TGA. METHODS: We identified 8 patients who did not show clinical symptoms of TGA, despite the presence of hippocampal lesions on DWI (No-TGA group, n=8)...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644011/development-of-silver-nanoparticles-decorated-emulsion-templated-hierarchically-porous-poly-1-vinylimidazole-beads-for-water-treatment
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Muhammad Ahmad Mudassir, Syed Zajif Hussain, Asma Rehman, Wasif Zaheer, Syeda Tasmia Asma, Asim Jilani, Mohammad Aslam, Haifei Zhang, Tariq Mahmood Ansari, Irshad Hussain
Water, the driver of nature, has always been polluted by the blind hurling of highly toxic contaminants, but human-friendly science continuously been presenting better avenues to help solve these challenging issues. In this connection, the present study introduces novel nanocomposites comprised of emulsion-templated hierarchically porous poly(1-vinylimidazole) beads loaded with the silver nanoparticles generated via an in-situ approach. These nanocomposites have been thoroughly characterized by FTIR, TGA, BET and FESEM...
June 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639839/biocompatible-agarose-chitosan-coated-silver-nanoparticle-composite-for-soft-tissue-engineering-applications
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Nupur Kumar, Dayananda Desagani, Girish Chandran, Narendra Nath Ghosh, Ganesh Karthikeyan, Sachin Waigaonkar, Anasuya Ganguly
With increasing gap in the demand and supply of vital organs for transplantation there is a pressing need to bridge the gap with substitutes. One way to make substitutes is by tissue engineering which involves combining several types of synthetic or biomaterials, cells and growth factors cross-linked together to synthesize a functional scaffold for repair or replacement of non-functional organs. Nanoparticle based composites are gaining importance in tissue engineering due to their ability to enhance cell attachment and proliferation...
June 22, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638067/highly-efficient-photocatalytic-degradation-of-methylene-blue-by-popd-modified-tio-2-nanocomposites-due-to-photosensitization-synergetic-effect-of-tio2-with-popd
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Chuanxi Yang, Wenping Dong, Guanwei Cui, Yingqiang Zhao, Xifeng Shi, Xinyuan Xia, Bo Tang, Weiliang Wang
Poly-o-phenylenediamine modified TiO2 nanocomposites were successfully synthesized via an 'in situ' oxidative polymerization method. The modified nanocomposites were characterized by BET, XRD, TEM, FT-IR, TGA, XPS, EA and UV-Vis DRS. The photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue was chosen as a model reaction to evaluate the photocatalytic activities of TiO2 and PoPD/TiO2. The results indicated that PoPD/TiO2 nanocomposites exhibited good photocatalytic activity and stability. The photocatalytic activity of PoPD/TiO2 increased as the initial pH increased because of electrostatic adsorption between the photocatalyst and MB as well as the generation of ·OH, whereas it exhibited an earlier increasing and later decreasing trend as the concentration of the photocatalyst increased owing to the absorption of visible light...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633851/nano-fe3o4-peg-succinic-anhydride-a-novel-and-efficient-catalyst-for-the-synthesis-of-benzoxanthenes-under-ultrasonic-irradiation
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Javad Safaei-Ghomi, Fahime Eshteghal
In this paper, we reported the successful synthesis of Fe3O4/polyethyleneglycol (PEG)/succinic anhydride nanocatalyst. The catalyst was fully characterized by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic laser scattering (DLS) and FT-IR spectroscopy. Fe3O4/PEG/succinic anhydride nanocatalyst as an efficient and green catalyst has been used for the synthesis of benzoxanthenes by the three-component condensation reaction of aldehydes, 2-hydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione and 2-naphthol or dimedone under ultrasonic irradiation...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633844/effect-of-ultrasound-pretreatment-on-the-hydrothermal-synthesis-of-ssz-13-zeolite
#9
Yanyan Mu, Yu Zhang, Jiangyang Fan, Cuili Guo
SSZ-13 zeolite has been identified as effective material for catalysts and membranes for years because of its structure, but the long crystallization time is the main obstacle for the industry application. The sonochemical-assisted method was identified as one of the potential pre-treatment methods which could reduce the formation duration of zeolites as well as other microporous and mesoporous materials. In this work, zeolite SSZ-13 was prepared by ultrasound pretreatment prior to hydrothermal crystallization...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633810/sonochemical-rate-enhanced-by-a-new-nanomagnetic-embedded-core-shell-nanoparticles-and-catalytic-performance-in-the-multicomponent-synthesis-of-pyridoimidazoisoquinolines
#10
Ali Maleki, Morteza Aghaei
A sonochemical approach for the one-pot three-component synthesis of pyridoimidazoisoquinolines via by using phthalaldehyde, trimethylsilylcyanide and aminopyridines the presence of a catalytic amount of a new nanomagnetic catalyst Fe3O4@SiO2-CO-C6H4-NH2 is described. The characterization of the nanocatalyst and the product was done by various methods, such as FT-IR, SEM, EDX, TGA/DTA, NMR, MS and CHN analyses. This is the first design, preparation, characterization and application of the present core/shell nanomaterial and also the first ultrasound irradiated synthesis of the biologically and pharmaceutically important fused polycyclic compounds in ethanol as a green solvent...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629628/left-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-and-its-impact-on-systolic-ventricular-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-adults-with-a-subaortic-right-ventricle
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Annina Stauber, Céline Wey, Matthias Greutmann, Daniel Tobler, Kerstin Wustmann, Andreas Wahl, Emanuela R Valsangiacomo Buechel, Matthias Wilhelm, Markus Schwerzmann
BACKGROUND: In biventricular hearts the filling and contractility of one ventricle affects the performance of the other. In this study, we compared right ventricular systolic function and exercise capacity in patients with a subaortic right ventricle (RV) in relation to the presence of a left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of adults with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) or with a previous atrial switch procedure for complete TGA (D-TGA)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629088/encapsulation-of-methotrexate-and-cyclophosphamide-in-interpolymer-complexes-formed-between-poly-acrylic-acid-and-poly-ethylene-glycol-on-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-as-drug-delivery-systems
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Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi, Bahman Vasheghani Farahani, Nasibe Dehghani
By combining the advantage of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and interpolymer complexes, we synthesis a new carrier system consist of poly(acrylic acid)/poly(ethylene glycol)/carbon nanotube (PAA/PEG/CNT). Then, Methotrexate (MTX) and Cyclophosphamide (CPP) were loaded on PAA/PEG/CNT, and the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles characterized by Infrared spectroscopy (IR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). In the second part after efficiency determination of loaded drugs, in vitro drug release study was examined with ultra violet spectroscopy (UV) in pH=7...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629086/enhancing-internalization-of-silica-particles-in-myocardial-cells-through-surface-modification
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Nancy Ornelas-Soto, Rodrigo Rubio-Govea, Carlos E Guerrero-Beltrán, Eduardo Vázquez-Garza, Judith Bernal-Ramírez, Alejandra García-García, Yuriana Oropeza-Almazán, Gerardo García-Rivas, Flavio F Contreras-Torres
Surface modification in nanostructured mesoporous silica particles (MSNs) can significantly increase the uptake in myocardial cells. Herein, MSNs particles were synthesized and chemically functionalized to further assess their biocompatibility in rat myocardial cell line H9c2. The surface modification resulted in particles with an enhanced cellular internallization (3-fold increase) with respect to pristine particles. Apoptosis events were not evident at all, while necrosis incidence was significant only at a higher doses (>500μg/mL)...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629074/tunable-green-graphene-silk-biomaterials-mechanism-of-protein-based-nanocomposites
#14
Fang Wang, S S Jyothirmayee Aravind, Hao Wu, Joseph Forys, Venkat Venkataraman, Kandalam Ramanujachary, Xiao Hu
Green graphene materials prepared by photoreduction of graphite oxide were first time blended with aqueous-based silk fibroin proteins to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of silk biomaterials, and their nanocomposite interaction mechanism was illustrated. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the complete exfoliation of graphite oxide to graphene in presence of focused pulses of solar radiation. By varying the concentration of graphene (0.1wt% to 10wt%), a series of free standing graphene-silk films were prepared and were systematically characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nanoindentation measurements...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629049/study-of-the-physicochemical-interactions-between-thermomyces-lanuginosus-lipase-and-silica-based-supports-and-their-correlation-with-the-biochemical-activity-of-the-biocatalysts
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Ingrid Dayana Soto, Sindy Escobar, Monica Mesa
The interactions between Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase (TLL) and phenyl silica-based supports affect the immobilization mechanisms and their catalytic behavior. The modulation of phenyl groups density on the silica surface and porous characteristics were determined by TGA, FTIR, (29)Si NMR and N2 adsorption porosimetry. The correlation of the affinity constant and maximum adsorption capacity with the lixiviation results allowed determine differences in the enzyme adsorption mechanism in function of the immobilization pH and phenyl groups density...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629034/icariin-immobilized-electrospinning-poly-l-lactide-fibrous-membranes-via-polydopamine-adhesive-coating-with-enhanced-cytocompatibility-and-osteogenic-activity
#16
Hua Liu, Wenling Li, Binghong Luo, Xuexing Chen, Wei Wen, Changren Zhou
In this study, icariin (ICA), one of the main active ingredients of Herba Epimedii for osteogenesis, was applied to functionalize electrospinning poly(l-lactide) (PLLA) fibrous membrane via an intermediate layer of polydopamine (PDA) to obtain enhanced cytocompatibility and osteogenic activity. For this purpose, an array of PDA-coated PLLA fibrous membranes (PLLA-0.5PDA, PLLA-1PDA, PLLA-2PDA, PLLA-5PDA) and ICA-modified PLLA-2PDA fibrous membranes (PLLA-2PDA-10ICA, PLLA-2PDA-20ICA, PLLA-2PDA-40ICA) were successively prepared...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629032/effects-of-silane-modified-fillers-on-properties-of-dental-composite-resin
#17
Aysu Aydınoğlu, Afife Binnaz Hazar Yoruç
The effect of silanization on the mechanical, chemical, and physical properties of dental composites was investigated. Silica fillers were obtained from colloidal silica solution, Ludox® HS-40 and they were silanized by using 3-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) in an acidic media. Mineralogical and chemical structures of unsilanized and silanized fillers were determined by using XRD and FT-IR analyses. The modification of unsilanized/silanized fillers were investigated by performing XPS and TGA analyses...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629012/equilibrium-kinetics-and-mechanism-of-au-3-pd-2-and-ag-ions-adsorption-from-aqueous-solutions-by-graphene-oxide-functionalized-persimmon-tannin
#18
Zhongmin Wang, Xiaojuan Li, Haijun Liang, Jingliang Ning, Zhide Zhou, Guiyin Li
In this study, a novel bio-adsorbent (PT-GO) was prepared by functionalization persimmon tannin (PT) with graphene oxide (GO) and the effective adsorption behaviors of Au(3+), Pd(2+) and Ag(+) ions from aqueous solution was investigated. The PT-GO was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), scanning electronic microscope (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Zeta potential. Many influence factors such as pH value, bio-adsorbent dosage, initial concentration of metal ions and contact time were optimized...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629002/a-facile-synthesis-method-of-hydroxyethyl-cellulose-silver-nanoparticle-scaffolds-for-skin-tissue-engineering-applications
#19
Farah Hanani Zulkifli, Fathima Shahitha Jahir Hussain, Senait Sileshi Zeyohannes, Mohammad Syaiful Bahari Abdull Rasad, Mashitah M Yusuff
Green porous and ecofriendly scaffolds have been considered as one of the potent candidates for tissue engineering substitutes. The objective of this study is to investigate the biocompatibility of hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC)/silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), prepared by the green synthesis method as a potential host material for skin tissue applications. The substrates which contained varied concentrations of AgNO3 (0.4%-1.6%) were formed in the presence of HEC, were dissolved in a single step in water. The presence of AgNPs was confirmed visually by the change of color from colorless to dark brown, and was fabricated via freeze-drying technique...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626247/time-resolved-saxs-studies-of-the-kinetics-of-thermally-triggered-release-of-encapsulated-silica-nanoparticles-from-block-copolymer-vesicles
#20
Charlotte J Mable, Matthew J Derry, Kate L Thompson, Lee A Fielding, Oleksandr O Mykhaylyk, Steven P Armes
Silica-loaded poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer vesicles are prepared in the form of concentrated aqueous dispersions via polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA). As the concentration of silica nanoparticles present during the PISA synthesis is increased up to 35% w/w, higher degrees of encapsulation of this component within the vesicles can be achieved. After centrifugal purification to remove excess non-encapsulated silica nanoparticles, SAXS, DCP, and TGA analysis indicates encapsulation of up to hundreds of silica nanoparticles per vesicle...
June 13, 2017: Macromolecules
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