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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821073/a-new-quality-index-for-benchmarking-of-different-cellulose-nanofibrils
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Johanna Desmaisons, Elisa Boutonnet, Martine Rueff, Alain Dufresne, Julien Bras
From a single plant source, a wide range of mechanically-deconstructed cellulose nanomaterials can be obtained due to the large number of possible combinations of pre-treatments, mechanical disintegration process, and post-treatments. It leads to the existence of a variety of cellulose nanofibrils with different shapes, morphologies, and properties on the market. The resulting material is actually a complex mixture of nanoscale particles, microfibrillated fibers, and residual fibers on the millimeter scale...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820937/impact-of-shell-thickness-on-photoluminescence-and-optical-activity-in-chiral-cdse-cds-core-shell-quantum-dots
#2
Finn Purcell-Milton, Anastasia K Visheratina, Vera A Kuznetsova, Aisling Ryan, Anna O Orlova, Yurii K Gun'ko
Core/Shell quantum dots (QDs) are of high scientific and technological importance as these nanomaterials have found a number of valuable applications. In this paper, we have investigated the dependence of optical activity and photoluminescence upon CdS shell thickness in a range of core-shell structured CdSe/CdS QDs capped with chiral ligands. For our study, five samples of CdSe/CdS were synthesised utilizing successive ion layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) to vary the thickness of the CdS shell from 0...
August 18, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820238/combustion-assisted-photonic-annealing-of-printable-graphene-inks-via-exothermic-binders
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Ethan B Secor, Theodore Z Gao, Manuel H Dos Santos, Shay G Wallace, Karl W Putz, Mark C Hersam
High-throughput and low-temperature processing of high performance nanomaterial inks is an important technical challenge for large-area, flexible printed electronics. In this report, we demonstrate nitrocellulose as an exothermic binder for photonic annealing of conductive graphene inks, leveraging the rapid decomposition kinetics and built-in energy of nitrocellulose to enable versatile process integration. This strategy results in superlative electrical properties that are comparable to extended thermal annealing at 350 °C, using a pulsed light process that is compatible with thermally sensitive substrates...
August 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820221/real-time-monitoring-of-plasmon-induced-proton-transfer-of-hypoxanthine-in-serum
#4
Binbin Zhou, Shaofei Li, Xianghu Tang, Pan Li, Xiaomin Cao, Borong Yu, Liangbao Yang, Jinhuai Liu
Intramolecular proton transfer of hypoxanthine, induced by application of a laser on the surface of a bare noble nanomaterial, was monitored in real time using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). This monitoring demonstrated the dependence of the reaction on the identity of the nanomaterial and on the laser power density. The results pave the way for monitoring the proton transfer reaction in various relevant fields. In addition, we observed the presence of the proton transfer phenomenon of hypoxanthine in serum, providing a way to avoid the effect of proton transfer and hence achieve more reliable spectra of sera for clinical diagnosis...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819800/nanotechnology-from-in-vivo-imaging-system-to-controlled-drug-delivery
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Maria Mir, Saba Ishtiaq, Samreen Rabia, Maryam Khatoon, Ahmad Zeb, Gul Majid Khan, Asim Ur Rehman, Fakhar Ud Din
Science and technology have always been the vitals of human's struggle, utilized exclusively for the development of novel tools and products, ranging from micro- to nanosize. Nanotechnology has gained significant attention due to its extensive applications in biomedicine, particularly related to bio imaging and drug delivery. Various nanodevices and nanomaterials have been developed for the diagnosis and treatment of different diseases. Herein, we have described two primary aspects of the nanomedicine, i.e...
August 17, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819664/antimicrobial-carbon-nanospheres
#6
Yao-Wen Jiang, Ge Gao, Xiaodong Zhang, Hao-Ran Jia, Fu-Gen Wu
Carbon nanomaterials have found numerous applications in various fields. However, their synthesis and functionalization usually require complicated procedures or tough experimental conditions. Herein, we report for the first time the synthesis of a new type of functional nanomaterial, quaternized carbon nanospheres (QCNSs), with superior antibacterial activity via a one-pot hydrothermal treatment of chitosan and hexadecylbetaine (abbreviated as BS-16). During the hydrothermal process, the direct reaction and carbonization between the amine-containing chitosan and the carboxyl-containing BS-16 were realized within only one step...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818724/enzyme-sensitive-smart-inulin-dehydropeptide-conjugate-self-assembles-into-nanostructures-useful-for-targeted-delivery-of-ornidazole
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Kriti Shivhare, Charu Garg, Ayushi Priyam, Alka Gupta, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Pradeep Kumar
Molecular self-assembly of biodegradable amphiphilic polymers allows rational design of biocompatible nanomaterials for drug delivery. Use of substituted polysaccharides for such applications offers the ease of design and synthesis, and provides higher biofunctionality and biocompatibility to nanomaterials. The present work focuses on the synthesis, characterization and potential biomedical applications of self-assembled polysaccharide-based materials. We demonstrated that the synthesized amphiphilic inulin self-assembled in aqueous medium into nanostructures with average size in the range of 146-486nm and encapsulated hydrophobic therapeutic molecule, ornidazole...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818655/high-efficiency-removal-of-methylene-blue-using-sds-surface-modified-znfe2o4-nanoparticles
#8
Ping Zhang, Irene Lo, David O'Connor, Simo Pehkonen, Hefa Cheng, Deyi Hou
Recent studies have shown that hazardous organic dye substances can be removed from aqueous solutions by spinel ferrite nanomaterials. We found that Sodium Dodecyl Sulfonate (SDS) surface-modified mesoporous ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles (10-50nm) have a remarkably high maximum adsorptive capacity (∼699.30mg/g) for aqueous Methylene Blue (MB) removal at T of 288K and pH of 12. Unmodified ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles suffer from particle agglomeration, which reduces surface area, thus reducing their adsorptive capacity. Here it is shown that when modified with SDS, the specific surface area increased by ∼34%...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817943/-maldi-tof-ms-comparison-of-blood-culture-positive-bottle-pretreatment-kit
#9
Takenori Yamashita
Identification of bacteria of sepsis or bacteremia is a useful result for treatment policy. In recent years, bacterial identification has become possible from blood culture bottles by MALDI‒TOF, but it is not as accurate as bacterial identification from agar colonies. Blood culture pretreatment kit (MALDI Sepcityper Kit) is currently on sale from Bruker. However, the current situation has not reached good accuracy. This time, a new blood culture pretreatment kit appeared, so I studied. Up to now, the blood culture pretreatment kit was only MALDI Sepcityper Kit using enzyme digestion method...
August 15, 2017: JARMAM: Journal of the Association for Rapid Method and Automation in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817777/predicting-nox-catalysis-by-quantifying-ce-3-from-surface-and-lattice-oxygen
#10
Vinod Kumar Paidi, Louisa Savereide, David J Childers, Justin M Notestein, Charles Alexander Roberts, Johan van Lierop
Our work introduces a novel technique based on the magnetic response of Ce(3+) and molecular oxygen adsorbed on the surface of nanoceria and ceria-based catalysts that quantifies the number and type of defects, and demonstrates that this information is the missing link that finally enables predictive design of NOx catalysis in ceria-based systems. The new insights into ceria catalysis are enabled by quantifying the above for different ceria nanoparticle shapes (i.e. surface terminations) and O2 partial pressure...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817664/gold-nanoparticles-partition-to-and-increase-the-activity-of-glucose-6-phosphatase-in-a-synthetic-phospholipid-membrane-system
#11
Tyson J MacCormack, Amanda M Rundle, Michael Malek, Abhilash Raveendran, Maria-Victoria Meli
Engineered nanomaterials can alter the structure and/or function of biological membranes and membrane proteins but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We addressed this using a Langmuir phospholipid monolayer containing an active transmembrane protein, glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase). Gold nanoparticles (nAu) with varying ligand shell composition and hydrophobicity were synthesized, and their partitioning in the membrane and effects on protein activity characterized. nAu incorporation did not alter the macroscopic properties of the membrane...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817280/x-ray-spectroscopy-uncovering-the-effects-of-cu-based-nanoparticle-concentration-and-structure-on-phaseolus-vulgaris-germination-and-seedling-development
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Nádia Marion Duran, Susilaine Maira Savassa, Rafael G Lima, Eduardo de Almeida, Francisco Scaglia Linhares, Cornelis A M van Gestel, Hudson W Pereira de Carvalho
Presenting fertilizers in nano form can improve their performance, but may also bring risks to the environment since the fate of nanomaterials is poorly understood. This study investigated the impact of CuO nanoparticles on the germination and seedling development of Phaseolus vulgaris L. A range of nanoparticle sizes and concentrations was covered (25, 40 and <80 nm at 1, 10, 100 and 1,000 mg Cu L-1). Nanoparticles did not affect seed germination, but seedling weight gain was promoted by 100 mg Cu L-1 and inhibited by 1,000 mg Cu L-1 of 25 nm Cu and CuSO4...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816564/cytotoxicity-screening-and-cytokine-profiling-of-nineteen-nanomaterials-enables-hazard-ranking-and-grouping-based-on-inflammogenic-potential
#13
Kunal Bhattacharya, Gözde Kiliç, Pedro M Costa, Bengt Fadeel
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are being produced for an increasing number of applications. Therefore, it is important to assess and categorize ENMs on the basis of their hazard potential. The immune system is the foremost defence against foreign bodies. Here we performed cytokine profiling of a panel of nineteen representative ENMs procured from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and commercial sources. Physicochemical characterization was performed using dynamic light scattering. The ENMs were all shown to be endotoxin content free...
August 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816429/smart-cellulose-nanofluids-produced-by-tunable-hydrophobic-association-of-polymer-grafted-cellulose-nanocrystals
#14
Yea Ram Lee, Daehwan Park, Sang Koo Choi, Miju Kim, Heung Soo Baek, Jin Nam, Chan Bok Chung, Chinedum O Osuji, Jin Woong Kim
Cellulose fibrils, unique plant-derived semi-crystalline nanomaterials with exceptional mechanical properties, have significant potential for rheology modification of complex fluids due to their ability to form a physically associated semi-flexible fibrillary network. Here, we report new associative cellulose nanocrystals (ACNCs) with stress-responsive rheological behaviors in an aqueous solution. The surface-mediated living radical polymerization was employed to graft poly (stearyl methacrylate-co-2-methacryloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) brushes onto the nanofibrils, and then 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical (TEMPO)-mediated oxidation was conducted to produce nanoscale ACNCs in the aqueous solution...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816044/action-of-gold-nanospikes-based-nanoradiosensitizers-cellular-internalization-radiotherapy-and-autophagy
#15
Ningning Ma, Peidang Liu, Nongyue He, Ning Gu, Fu-Gen Wu, Zhan Chen
A major challenge to achieve effective X-ray radiation therapy is to use a relatively low and safe radiation dose. Various radiosensitizers, which can significantly enhance the radiotherapeutic performance, have been developed. Gold-based nanomaterials, as a new type of nanoparticle-based radiosensitizers, have been extensively used in researches involving cancer radiotherapy. However, the cancer therapeutic effect using the gold nanoparticle-based radiotherapy is usually not significant because of the low cellular uptake efficiency and the autophagy-inducing ability of these gold nanomaterials...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816036/surface-interface-carrier-transport-modulation-for-constructing-photon-alternative-ultraviolet-detectors-based-on-self-bending-assembled-zno-nanowires
#16
Zhen Guo, Lianqun Zhou, Yuguo Tang, Lin Li, Zhiqi Zhang, Hongbo Yang, Hanbin Ma, Arokia Nathan, Dongxu Zhao
Surface/interface charge carrier generation, diffusion and recombination/transport modulation are especially important in the construction of photodetectors with high-efficiency in the field of nanoscience. In the paper, a kind of ultraviolet (UV) detector is designed based on ZnO nanostructures considering photon-trapping, surface plasmonic resonance (SPR), piezophototronic effect, interface carrier trapping/transport control and collection. Through carefully optimized surface/interface carrier transport modulation, the designed device with detectivity as high as of 1...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815500/nanoparticle-mediated-recombinase-delivery-into-maize
#17
Susana Martin-Ortigosa, Brian G Trewyn, Kan Wang
We describe a non-DNA-based system for delivering Cre recombinase protein into maize tissue using gold-plated mesoporous silica nanoparticle (Au-MSN). Cre protein is first loaded into the pores of Au-MSNs and then delivered using the biolistic method to immature embryos of a maize line (Lox-corn), which harbors loxP sites flanking a selection and a reporter gene. The release of the Cre recombinase protein inside the plant cell leads to recombination at the loxP sites, eliminating both genes. Visual screening is used to identify recombination events, which can be regenerated to mature and fertile plants...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815433/new-insights-on-the-green-synthesis-of-metallic-nanoparticles-using-plant-and-waste-biomaterials-current-knowledge-their-agricultural-and-environmental-applications
#18
Rijuta Ganesh Saratale, Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, Han Seung Shin, Jaya Mary Jacob, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Mukesh Bhaisare, Gopalakrishanan Kumar
Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing scientific field and has attracted a great interest over the last few years because of its abundant applications. Green nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that has emerged as a rapidly developing research area, serving as an important technique that emphasize on making the procedure which are clean, non-hazardous, and especially environmentally friendly, in contrast with chemical and physical methods currently employed for nanosynthesis. The biogenic routes could be termed green as these do not involve the use of highly toxic chemicals or elevated energy inputs during the synthesis...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815281/quantitative-characterization-of-colloidal-assembly-of-graphene-oxide-silver-nanoparticle-hybrids-using-aerosol-differential-mobility-coupled-mass-analyses
#19
Thai Phuong Nguyen, Wei-Chang Chang, Yen-Chih Lai, Ta-Chih Hsiao, De-Hao Tsai
In this work, we develop an aerosol-based, time-resolved ion mobility-coupled mass characterization method to investigate colloidal assembly of graphene oxide (GO)-silver nanoparticle (AgNP) hybrid nanostructure on a quantitative basis. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and zeta potential (ZP) analysis were used to provide visual information and elemental-based particle size distributions, respectively. Results clearly show a successful controlled assembly of GO-AgNP by electrostatic-directed heterogeneous aggregation between GO and bovine serum albumin (BSA)-functionalized AgNP under an acidic environment...
August 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814818/multigenerational-effects-of-copper-nanomaterials-cuonms-are-different-of-those-of-cucl2-exposure-in-the-soil-invertebrate-enchytraeus-crypticus
#20
Rita C Bicho, Fátima C F Santos, Janeck J Scott-Fordsmand, Mónica J B Amorim
Nanomaterials (NMs) are recommended to be tested in longer term exposures. Multigenerational (MG) studies are scarce and particularly important because effects can be transferred to the next generation. The current risk assessment framework does not include MG effects and this is a caveat for persistent materials. Here, the effects of copper NMs (CuONMs) and copper salt (CuCl2) were assessed in a MG exposure (4 generations in spiked soil + 2 generations in clean soil, F1 to F7 generations in total), with the standard soil model Enchytraeus crypticus, using relevant reproduction test effect concentrations (EC10, EC50), monitoring survival and reproduction...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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