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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923145/aging-and-behavior-of-functional-tio2-nanoparticles-in-aqueous-environment
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Huiting Lu, Haifeng Dong, Wenhong Fan, Jinxing Zuo, Xiaomin Li
Nanoparticles are usually functionalized with various surface capping moieties in practical applications. Understand the behavior and fate of them is critical to evaluate or even predict their risk to environment. However, little attention has been denoted on this issue until now. Using three commercial TiO2 nanoparticles with different capping moieties, their aging procedures and corresponding change as well as their byproducts were systematically studied. Comprehensive microscopic and spectrometric measurements demonstrated a capping agent-dependent with the aging procedure...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923138/metallogel-templated-synthesis-and-stabilization-of-silver-particles-and-its-application-in-catalytic-reduction-of-nitro-arene
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Mukesh Sharma, Plaban Jyoti Sarma, Manash Jyoti Goswami, Kusum K Bania
Metallogel of iron-carboxylates was obtained from trans-1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid in dimethylformamide (DMF) at basic condition. Spectroscopic and SEM morphology study of the iron-metallogel revealed that the iron complex with dicarboxylic acid was linked together via carboxylates and led to a supramolecular helical like architecture. The synthesized metallogel served as an excellent template for in-situ reduction of silver ion to silver particles micro to nano scale range. Variation of AgNO3 concentration shepherd to change the morphology of the Ag-particles...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922092/photocatalytic-reduction-of-co2-by-zno-micro-nanomaterials-with-different-morphologies-and-ratios-of-0001-facets
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Xiaodi Liu, Liqun Ye, Shanshan Liu, Yinping Li, Xiaoxu Ji
ZnO microspheres, ZnO microflowers and ZnO nanorods are successfully synthesized via a convenient solvothermal method in distilled water-ethanol mixed medium. The as-prepared ZnO micro/nanomaterials are characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, HRTEM, XPS, BET, and UV-Vis. The morphologies and exposed facets of the ZnO micro/nanomaterials can be controlled by simply changing the volume ratio of distilled water to ethanol, and their formation mechanisms are also proposed. In addition, the photocatalytic activities of the ZnO samples are investigated towards the photoreduction of CO2 to CO...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922072/molecular-structure-and-dynamics-of-water-on-pristine-and-strained-phosphorene-wetting-and-diffusion-at-nanoscale
#4
Wei Zhang, Chao Ye, Linbi Hong, Zaixing Yang, Ruhong Zhou
Phosphorene, a newly fabricated two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial, has emerged as a promising material for biomedical applications with great potential. Nonetheless, understanding the wetting and diffusive properties of bio-fluids on phosphorene which are of fundamental importance to these applications remains elusive. In this work, using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, we investigated the structural and dynamic properties of water on both pristine and strained phosphorene. Our simulations indicate that the diffusion of water molecules on the phosphorene surface is anisotropic, with strain-enhanced diffusion clearly present, which arises from strain-induced smoothing of the energy landscape...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921105/ultrasmall-silver-nanoclusters-highly-efficient-antibacterial-activity-and-their-mechanisms
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Jian-Cheng Jin, Xiao-Juan Wu, Juan Xu, Bei-Bei Wang, Feng-Lei Jiang, Yi Liu
Silver materials have been widely used as antimicrobial agents. Notably, silver nanoparticles have emerged as a new generation of nanoproducts for biomedical and environmental applications in recent years. However, ultrasmall silver nanoclusters (NCs) (∼2 nm) have rarely been used to kill bacteria and their antibacterial mechanisms have not yet been fully elucidated. Herein, we studied the antibacterial activities of bifunctional fluorescent DHLA-AgNCs against three types of bacteria. The results showed that DHLA-AgNCs exhibited excellent antibacterial activities against Gram-negative E...
December 6, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921096/poly-glycoamidoamine-brush-nanomaterials-for-systemic-sirna-delivery-in-vivo
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X Luo, W Wang, J R Dorkin, O Veiseh, P H Chang, I Abutbul-Ionita, D Danino, R Langer, D G Anderson, Y Dong
Delivery is the key challenge for siRNA based therapeutics. Here, we report the development of new poly(glycoamidoamine) brush nanomaterials for efficient siRNA delivery. GluN4C10 polymer brush nanoparticles, a lead material, demonstrated significantly improved delivery efficiency for siRNA against factor VII (FVII) in mice compared to poly(glycoamidoamine) brush nanomaterials reported previously.
December 6, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920898/quantum-dots-dna-bioconjugates-synthesis-to-applications
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REVIEW
Anusuya Banerjee, Thomas Pons, Nicolas Lequeux, Benoit Dubertret
Semiconductor nanoparticles particularly quantum dots (QDs) are interesting alternatives to organic fluorophores for a range of applications such as biosensing, imaging and therapeutics. Addition of a programmable scaffold such as DNA to QDs further expands the scope and applicability of these hybrid nanomaterials in biology. In this review, the most important stages of preparation of QD-DNA conjugates for specific applications in biology are discussed. Special emphasis is laid on (i) the most successful strategies to disperse QDs in aqueous media, (ii) the range of different conjugation with detailed discussion about specific merits and demerits in each case, and (iii) typical applications of these conjugates in the context of biology...
December 6, 2016: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920526/in-vitro-inflammatory-effects-of-hard-metal-wc-co-nanoparticle-exposure
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Andrea L Armstead, Bingyun Li
Identifying the toxicity of nanoparticles (NPs) is an important area of research as the number of nanomaterial-based consumer and industrial products continually rises. In addition, the potential inflammatory effects resulting from pulmonary NP exposure are emerging as an important aspect of nanotoxicity. In this study, the toxicity and inflammatory state resulting from tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co) NP exposure in macrophages and a coculture (CC) of lung epithelial cells (BEAS-2B) and macrophages (THP-1) at a 3:1 ratio were examined...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920441/nanotechnology-for-environmentally-sustainable-electromobility
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Linda Ager-Wick Ellingsen, Christine Roxanne Hung, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Bhawna Singh, Zhongwei Chen, M Stanley Whittingham, Anders Hammer Strømman
Electric vehicles (EVs) powered by lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) or proton exchange membrane hydrogen fuel cells (PEMFCs) offer important potential climate change mitigation effects when combined with clean energy sources. The development of novel nanomaterials may bring about the next wave of technical improvements for LIBs and PEMFCs. If the next generation of EVs is to lead to not only reduced emissions during use but also environmentally sustainable production chains, the research on nanomaterials for LIBs and PEMFCs should be guided by a life-cycle perspective...
December 6, 2016: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920437/developing-a-scalable-artificial-photosynthesis-technology-through-nanomaterials-by-design
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Nathan S Lewis
An artificial photosynthetic system that directly produces fuels from sunlight could provide an approach to scalable energy storage and a technology for the carbon-neutral production of high-energy-density transportation fuels. A variety of designs are currently being explored to create a viable artificial photosynthetic system, and the most technologically advanced systems are based on semiconducting photoelectrodes. Here, I discuss the development of an approach that is based on an architecture, first conceived around a decade ago, that combines arrays of semiconducting microwires with flexible polymeric membranes...
December 6, 2016: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919268/air-liquid-interface-exposure-to-aerosols-of-poorly-soluble-nanomaterials-induces-different-biological-activation-levels-compared-to-exposure-to-suspensions
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Thomas Loret, Emmanuel Peyret, Marielle Dubreuil, Olivier Aguerre-Chariol, Christophe Bressot, Olivier le Bihan, Tanguy Amodeo, Bénédicte Trouiller, Anne Braun, Christophe Egles, Ghislaine Lacroix
BACKGROUND: Recently, much progress has been made to develop more physiologic in vitro models of the respiratory system and improve in vitro simulation of particle exposure through inhalation. Nevertheless, the field of nanotoxicology still suffers from a lack of relevant in vitro models and exposure methods to predict accurately the effects observed in vivo, especially after respiratory exposure. In this context, the aim of our study was to evaluate if exposing pulmonary cells at the air-liquid interface to aerosols of inhalable and poorly soluble nanomaterials generates different toxicity patterns and/or biological activation levels compared to classic submerged exposures to suspensions...
November 3, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919066/designed-proteins-induce-the-formation-of-nanocage-containing-extracellular-vesicles
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Jörg Votteler, Cassandra Ogohara, Sue Yi, Yang Hsia, Una Nattermann, David M Belnap, Neil P King, Wesley I Sundquist
Complex biological processes are often performed by self-organizing nanostructures comprising multiple classes of macromolecules, such as ribosomes (proteins and RNA) or enveloped viruses (proteins, nucleic acids and lipids). Approaches have been developed for designing self-assembling structures consisting of either nucleic acids or proteins, but strategies for engineering hybrid biological materials are only beginning to emerge. Here we describe the design of self-assembling protein nanocages that direct their own release from human cells inside small vesicles in a manner that resembles some viruses...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918999/effect-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-the-metabolic-rate-hematological-response-and-survival-of-juvenile-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
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Karla Juarez-Moreno, Claudio Humberto Mejía-Ruiz, Fernando Díaz, Horacio Reyna-Verdugo, Ana Denisse Re, Edgar F Vazquez-Felix, Edna Sánchez-Castrejón, Josué D Mota-Morales, Alexey Pestryakov, Nina Bogdanchikova
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is highly lethal and contagious in shrimps; its outbreaks causes an economic crisis for aquaculture. Several attempts have been made to treat this disease; however, to date, there is no effective cure. Because of their antimicrobial activities, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are the most studied nanomaterial. Although the antiviral properties of AgNPs have been studied, their antiviral effect against viral infection in aquaculture has not been reported. The AgNPs tested herein are coated with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and possess multiple international certifications for their use in veterinary and human applications...
December 2, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918645/redox-and-ph-dual-responsive-polymer-based-nanoparticles-for-in-vivo-drug-delivery
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Chung Yen Ang, Si Yu Tan, Cathleen Teh, Jia Min Lee, Mun Fei Eddy Wong, Qiuyu Qu, Li Qing Poh, Menghuan Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Vladimir Korzh, Yanli Zhao
Responsive nanomaterials have emerged as promising candidates as drug delivery vehicles in order to address biomedical diseases such as cancer. In this work, polymer-based responsive nanoparticles prepared by a supramolecular approach are loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) for the cancer therapy. The nanoparticles contain disulfide bonds within the polymer network, allowing the release of the DOX payload in a reducing environment within the endoplasm of cancer cells. In addition, the loaded drug can also be released under acidic environment...
December 5, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918613/defining-the-radiation-chemistry-during-liquid-cell-electron-microscopy-to-enable-visualization-of-nanomaterial-growth-and-degradation-dynamics
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T J Woehl, P Abellan
We present a critical review of methods for defining the chemical environment during liquid cell electron microscopy investigation of electron beam induced nanomaterial growth and degradation. We draw from the radiation chemistry and liquid cell electron microscopy literature to present solution chemistry and electron beam-based methods for selecting the radiolysis products formed and their relative amount during electron irradiation of liquid media in a transmission electron microscope. We outline various methods for establishing net oxidizing or net reducing reaction environments and propose solvents with minimal overall production of radicals under the electron beam...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918453/carbon-nanodots-as-peroxidase-nanozymes-for-biosensing
#16
REVIEW
Bhaskar Garg, Tanuja Bisht
'Nanozymes', a term coined by Scrimin, Pasquato, and co-workers to describe nanomaterials with enzyme-like characteristics, represent an exciting and emerging research area in the field of artificial enzymes. Indubitably, the last decade has witnessed substantial advancements in the design of a variety of functional nanoscale materials, including metal oxides and carbon-based nanomaterials, which mimic the structures and functions of naturally occurring enzymes. Among these, carbon nanodots (C-dots) or carbon quantum dots (CQDs) offer huge potential due to their unique properties as compared to natural enzymes and/or classical artificial enzymes...
December 2, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918113/genome-wide-dna-methylation-variations-upon-exposure-to-engineered-nanomaterials-and-their-implications-in-nanosafety-assessment
#17
Yue Chen, Ming Xu, Jie Zhang, Juan Ma, Ming Gao, Zhihong Zhang, Yong Xu, Sijin Liu
Sublethal exposure of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) induces the alteration of various cellular processes due to DNA methylation changes. DNA methylation variations represent a more sensitive fingerprint analysis of the direct and indirect effects that may be overlooked by traditional toxicity assays, and an understanding of the structure-activity relationship of DNA methylation upon ENMs would open a new path for their safer design.
December 5, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917922/turning-diamagnetic-microbes-into-multinary-micro-magnets-magnetophoresis-and-spatio-temporal-manipulation-of-individual-living-cells
#18
Hojae Lee, Daewha Hong, Hyeoncheol Cho, Ji Yup Kim, Ji Hun Park, Sang Hee Lee, Ho Min Kim, Rawil F Fakhrullin, Insung S Choi
Inspired by the biogenic magnetism found in certain organisms, such as magnetotactic bacteria, magnetic nanomaterials have been integrated into living cells for bioorthogonal, magnetic manipulation of the cells. However, magnetized cells have so far been reported to be only binary system (on/off) without any control of magnetization degree, limiting their applications typically to the simple accumulation or separation of cells as a whole. In this work, the magnetization degree is tightly controlled, leading to the generation of multiple subgroups of the magnetized cells, and each subgroup is manipulated independently from the other subgroups in the pool of heterogeneous cell-mixtures...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916961/recent-progress-in-electrochemical-biosensors-for-glycoproteins
#19
REVIEW
Uichi Akiba, Jun-Ichi Anzai
This review provides an overview of recent progress in the development of electrochemical biosensors for glycoproteins. Electrochemical glycoprotein sensors are constructed by combining metal and carbon electrodes with glycoprotein-selective binding elements including antibodies, lectin, phenylboronic acid and molecularly imprinted polymers. A recent trend in the preparation of glycoprotein sensors is the successful use of nanomaterials such as graphene, carbon nanotube, and metal nanoparticles. These nanomaterials are extremely useful for improving the sensitivity of glycoprotein sensors...
December 1, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916695/the-advantage-of-hollow-mesoporous-carbon-as-a-near-infrared-absorbing-drug-carrier-in-chemo-photothermal-therapy-compared-with-ir-820
#20
Qinfu Zhao, Xiudan Wang, Yue Yan, Da Wang, Ying Zhang, Tongying Jiang, Siling Wang
In this study, we synthesized a kind of hollow mesoporous carbon (HMC) as near-infrared (NIR) nanomaterial and made a comparison between HMC and IR-820 commercially available in terms of heat generation properties and thermal stability exposed under NIR laser irradiation. The NIR-induced photothermal tests indicated that HMC had excellent heat generating capacity and remained stable after exposed to NIR laser irradiation for several times. On the contrary, the IR-820 was thermal unstable and degraded completely after exposed to NIR laser irradiation for only one time...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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