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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340522/tin-oxide-carbon-coated-sepiolite-nanofibers-with-enhanced-lithium-ion-storage-property
#1
Kai Hou, Xin Wen, Peng Yan, Aidong Tang, Huaming Yang
Natural sepiolite (Sep) nanofibers were coated with carbon and nanoscale SnO2 to prepare an emerging nanocomposite (SnO2-C@Sep), which exhibited enhanced electrochemical performance. Sepiolite could act as a steady skeleton, carbon coating principally led sepiolite from an isolated to an electric state, and decoration of nanoscale SnO2 was beneficial to the functionization of sepiolite. Cycling performances indicated that SnO2-C@Sep showed higher discharge capacities than commercial SnO2 after 50 cycles. The nanocomposite SnO2-C@Sep possessed enhanced lithium storage properties with stable capacity retention and low cost, which could open up a new strategy to synthesize a variety of functional hybrid materials based on the cheap and abundant clay and commercialization of lithium-metal oxide batteries...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340464/a-review-on-various-electrochemical-techniques-for-heavy-metal-ions-detection-with-different-sensing-platforms
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REVIEW
BabanKumar Bansod, Tejinder Kumar, Ritula Thakur, Shakshi Rana, Inderbir Singh
Heavy metal ions are non-biodegradable and contaminate most of the natural resources occurring in the environment including water. Some of the heavy metals including Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As), Chromium (Cr) and Cadmium (Cd) are considered to be highly toxic and hazardous to human health even at trace levels. This leads to the requirement of fast, accurate and reliable techniques for the detection of heavy metal ions. This review presents various electrochemical detection techniques for heavy metal ions those are user friendly, low cost, provides on-site and real time monitoring as compared to other spectroscopic and optical techniques...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339788/intravenous-dendritic-cell-administration-enhances-suppression-of-lung-metastasis-induced-by-carbon-ion-irradiation
#3
Ken Ando, Hidetoshi Fujita, Akihiro Hosoi, Liqiu Ma, Masaru Wakatsuki, Ken-Ichiro Seino, Kazuhiro Kakimi, Takashi Imai, Takashi Shimokawa, Takashi Nakano
Carbon-ion radiotherapy (CIRT) is an advanced radiotherapy and has achieved good local control, even in tumors that are resistant to conventional photon beam radiotherapy (PBRT). However, distant metastasis control is an important issue. Recently, the combination of radiotherapy and immunotherapy has attracted the attention. In immunotherapy, dendritic cells (DCs) play a pivotal role in the anti-tumor immune system. However, the mechanisms underlying the combination therapy of DCs and radiotherapy have been unclear...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339740/margin-estimation-and-disturbances-of-irradiation-field-in-layer-stacking-carbon-ion-beams-for-respiratory-moving-targets
#4
Shinya Tajiri, Mutsumi Tashiro, Tomohiro Mizukami, Chihiro Tsukishima, Masami Torikoshi, Tatsuaki Kanai
Carbon-ion therapy by layer-stacking irradiation for static targets has been practised in clinical treatments. In order to apply this technique to a moving target, disturbances of carbon-ion dose distributions due to respiratory motion have been studied based on the measurement using a respiratory motion phantom, and the margin estimation given by the square root of the summation Internal margin2+Setup margin2 has been assessed. We assessed the volume in which the variation in the ratio of the dose for a target moving due to respiration relative to the dose for a static target was within 5%...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339185/red-emission-b-n-s-co-doped-carbon-dots-for-colorimetric-and-fluorescent-dual-mode-detection-of-fe3-ions-in-complex-biological-fluids-and-living-cells
#5
Yinghua Liu, Wenxiu Duan, Wei Song, Juanjuan Liu, Cuiling Ren, Jiang Wu, Dan Liu, Hongli Chen
Colorimetric and fluorescent dual mode detection methods have gained much attention in recent years, however, it is still desirable to develop new colorimetric and fluorescent dual mode nanosensors with more simple preparation procedure, low cost and excellent biocompatibility. Herein, a colorimetric and fluorescent nanosensor based on B, N, S-co-doped carbon dots (BNS-CDs) were synthesized by one-step hydrothermal treatment of 2, 5-diaminobenzenesulfonic acid and 4-aminophenylboronic acid hydrochloride. Using this nanosensor, a highly sensitive assay of Fe3+ in the range of 0...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339125/is-cuii-coordinated-to-patellamides-inside-prochloron-cells
#6
Peter Comba, Annika Eisenschmidt, Lawrence R Gahan, Dirk-Peter Herten, Geoffrey Nette, Gerhard Schenk, Martin Seefeld
Dinuclear CuII patellamide complexes (patellamides are naturally occurring cyclic pseudo-octapeptides) are known to be efficient catalysts for hydrolysis reactions of biological importance, e.g. phosphatase, carbonic anhydrase and glycosidase. However, the biological role of patellamides is still not known. Patellamides were originally extracted from the sea squirt L. patella but are now known to be ribosomally expressed by the blue-green algae Prochloron that live in symbiosis with L. patella. In a further step to unravel the metabolic significance of the patellamide complexes, the question as to whether these are also formed inside Prochloron cells is addressed...
March 24, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338328/polysulfide-breathing-dual-conductive-heterolayered-battery-separator-membranes-based-on-0d-1d-mingled-nanomaterial-composite-mats
#7
Jeong-Hoon Kim, Gwan Yeong Jung, Yong-Hyeok Lee, Jung-Hwan Kim, Sun-Young Lee, Sang Kyu Kwak, Sang-Young Lee
Facile/sustainable utilization of sulfur active materials is an ultimate challenge in high-performance lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries. Here, as a membrane-driven approach to address this issue, we demonstrate a new class of polysulfide-breathing (capable of reversibly adsorbing and desorbing polysulfides)/dual (electron and ion)-conductive, heterolayered battery separator membranes (denoted as "MEC-AA separators") based on 0D (nanoparticles)/1D (nanofibers) composite mats. The MEC-AA separator is fabricated through an in-series, concurrent electrospraying/electrospinning process...
March 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338317/kinetics-and-mechanism-of-the-oxidation-of-thiourea-dioxide-by-iodine-in-a-slightly-acidic-medium
#8
Li Xu, László Valkai, Alena A Kuznetsova, Sergei V Makarov, Attila K Horváth
The thiourea dioxide (TDO)-iodine reaction was investigated spectrophotometrically monitoring the consumption of total amount of iodine at 468 nm, at T = 25.0 ± 0.1 °C, and at 0.5 M ionic strength in buffered slightly acidic medium. The nitrogen- and carbon-containing products were found to be ammonium ion and dissolved carbon dioxide, respectively, while from sulfur part sulfate ion was exclusively detected, when fresh TDO solution was used. The stoichiometry of the reaction was established as 2I2 + TDO + 4H2O → SO4(2-) + 2NH4(+) + 4I(-) + CO2 + 4H(+) indicating a strict 2:1 stoichiometric ratio...
March 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338067/ultrathin-nickel-hydroxide-nanosheet-arrays-grafted-biomass-derived-honeycomb-like-porous-carbon-with-improved-electrochemical-performance-as-a-supercapacitive-material
#9
Goli Nagaraju, Sung Min Cha, Jae Su Yu
Three-dimensional hierarchical honeycomb-like activated porous carbon pillared ultrathin Ni(OH)2 nanosheets (Ni(OH)2 NSs@HAPC) for use as supercapacitor materials were facilely synthesized. With an aid of pine cone flowers as a biomass source, HAPC conducting scaffolds were prepared by the alkali treatment and pyrolysis methods under an inert gas atmosphere. Subsequently, the Ni(OH)2 NSs were synthesized evenly on the surface of HAPC via a solvothermal method. The resulting HAPC and Ni(OH)2 NSs@HAPC composite materials offered free pathways for effective diffusion of electrolyte ions and fast transportation of electrons when employed as an electrode material...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336905/a-nanostructured-matrices-assessment-to-study-drug-distribution-in-solid-tumor-tissues-by-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#10
Silvia Giordano, Valentina Pifferi, Lavinia Morosi, Melinda Morelli, Luigi Falciola, Giuseppe Cappelletti, Sonja Visentin, Simonetta A Licandro, Roberta Frapolli, Massimo Zucchetti, Roberta Pastorelli, Laura Brunelli, Maurizio D'Incalci, Enrico Davoli
The imaging of drugs inside tissues is pivotal in oncology to assess whether a drug reaches all cells in an adequate enough concentration to eradicate the tumor. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI-MSI) is one of the most promising imaging techniques that enables the simultaneous visualization of multiple compounds inside tissues. The choice of a suitable matrix constitutes a critical aspect during the development of a MALDI-MSI protocol since the matrix ionization efficiency changes depending on the analyte structure and its physico-chemical properties...
March 21, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336886/preparation-and-electrochemical-properties-of-li%C3%A2-v%C3%A2-po%C3%A2-3-xbrx-carbon-composites-as-cathode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#11
Xiaoyu Cao, Lulu Mo, Limin Zhu, Lingling Xie
Li₃V₂(PO₄)3-xBrx/carbon (x = 0.08, 0.14, 0.20, and 0.26) composites as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries were prepared through partially substituting PO₄(3-) with Br(-), via a rheological phase reaction method. The crystal structure and morphology of the as-prepared composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and electrochemical properties were evaluated by charge/discharge cycling and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). XRD results reveal that the Li₃V₂(PO₄)3-xBrx/carbon composites with solid solution phase are well crystallized and have the same monoclinic structure as the pristine Li₃V₂(PO₄)₃/carbon composite...
February 24, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335452/fabrication-and-water-treatment-application-of-carbon-nanotubes-cnts-based-composite-membranes-a-review
#12
REVIEW
Lining Ma, Xinfa Dong, Mingliang Chen, Li Zhu, Chaoxian Wang, Fenglin Yang, Yingchao Dong
Membrane separation technology is widely explored for various applications, such as water desalination and wastewater treatment, which can alleviate the global issue of fresh water scarcity. Specifically, carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-based composite membranes are increasingly of interest due to the combined merits of CNTs and membrane separation, offering enhanced membrane properties. This article first briefly discusses fabrication and growth mechanisms, characterization and functionalization techniques of CNTs, and then reviews the fabrication methods for CNTs-based composite membranes in detail...
March 18, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335390/a-simple-metallothionein-based-biosensor-for-enhanced-detection-of-arsenic-and-mercury
#13
Gordon W Irvine, Swee Ngin Tan, Martin J Stillman
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of cysteine-rich proteins whose biological roles include the regulation of essential metal ions and protection against the harmful effects of toxic metals. Due to its high affinity for many toxic, soft metals, recombinant human MT isoform 1a was incorporated into an electrochemical-based biosensor for the detection of As(3+) and Hg(2+). A simple design was chosen to maximize its potential in environmental monitoring and MT was physically adsorbed onto paper discs placed on screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs)...
March 13, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335348/electrochemical-synthesis-of-polypyrrole-reduced-graphene-oxide-and-gold-nanoparticles-composite-and-its-application-to-hydrogen-peroxide-biosensor
#14
Baoyan Wu, Na Zhao, Shihua Hou, Cong Zhang
Here we report a facile eco-friendly one-step electrochemical approach for the fabrication of a polypyrrole (PPy), reduced graphene oxide (RGO), and gold nanoparticles (nanoAu) biocomposite on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). The electrochemical behaviors of PPy-RGO-nanoAu and its application to electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide were investigated by cyclic voltammetry. Graphene oxide and pyrrole monomer were first mixed and casted on the surface of a cleaned GCE. After an electrochemical processing consisting of the electrooxidation of pyrrole monomer and simultaneous electroreduction of graphene oxide and auric ions (Au(3+)) in aqueous solution, a PPy-RGO-nanoAu biocomposite was synthesized on GCE...
November 21, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335306/ionic-adsorption-and-desorption-of-cnt-nanoropes
#15
Jun-Jun Shang, Qing-Sheng Yang, Xiao-Hui Yan, Xiao-Qiao He, Kim-Meow Liew
A nanorope is comprised of several carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with different chiralities. A molecular dynamic model is built to investigate the ionic adsorption and desorption of the CNT nanoropes. The charge distribution on the nanorope is obtained by using a modified gradient method based on classical electrostatic theory. The electrostatic interactions among charged carbon atoms are calculated by using the Coulomb law. It was found here that the charged nanorope can adsorb heavy metal ions, and the adsorption and desorption can be realized by controlling the strength of applied electric field...
September 28, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334668/effect-of-glutamic-acid-on-copper-sorption-onto-kaolinite-batch-experiments-and-surface-complexation-modeling
#16
Lotfollah Karimzadeh, Robert Barthen, Madlen Stockmann, Marion Gruendig, Karsten Franke, Johanna Lippmann-Pipke
High carbonate content of the European Kupferschiefer ore deposits is a challenge for acid copper leaching (pH ≤ 2). Therefore investigating the mobility behavior of Cu(II) under conditions related to an alternative, neutrophil biohydrometallurgical Cu(II) leaching approach is of interest. As glutamic acid (Glu) might be present as a component in the growth media, we studied its effects on the adsorption of Cu(II) onto kaolinite. The binary and ternary batch sorption measurements of Cu(II) and Glu onto kaolinite were performed in the presence of 10 mM NaClO4 as background electrolyte and at a pH range from 4 to 9...
March 20, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334643/dual-tail-approach-to-discovery-of-novel-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-inhibitors-by-simultaneously-matching-the-hydrophobic-and-hydrophilic-halves-of-the-active-site
#17
Zhuang Hou, Bin Lin, Yu Bao, Hai-Ning Yan, Miao Zhang, Xiao-Wei Chang, Xin-Xin Zhang, Zi-Jie Wang, Gao-Fei Wei, Mao-Sheng Cheng, Yang Liu, Chun Guo
Dual-tail approach was employed to design novel Carbonic Anhydrase (CA) IX inhibitors by simultaneously matching the hydrophobic and hydrophilic halves of the active site, which also contains a zinc ion as part of the catalytic center. The classic sulfanilamide moiety was used as the zinc binding group. An amino glucosamine fragment was chosen as the hydrophilic part and a cinnamamide fragment as the hydrophobic part in order to draw favorable interactions with the corresponding halves of the active site. In comparison with sulfanilamide which is largely devoid of the hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions with the two halves of the active site, the compounds so designed and synthesized in this study showed 1000-fold improvement in binding affinity...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334160/aqua-duct-a-ligands-tracking-tool
#18
Tomasz Magdziarz, Karolina Mitusinska, Sandra Goldowska, Alicja Pluciennik, Michal Stolarczyk, Magdalena Lugowska, Artur Góra
Motivation: The identification and tracking of molecules which enter active site cavity requires screening the positions of thousands of single molecules along several thousand molecular dynamic steps. To fill the existing gap between tools searching for tunnels and pathways and advanced tools employed for accelerated water flux investigations, we have developed AQUA-DUCT. Results: AQUA-DUCT is an easy-to-use tool that facilitates analysis of the behaviour of molecules that penetrate any selected region in a protein...
March 2, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333688/treatment-planning-of-intensity-modulated-composite-particle-therapy-with-dose-and-linear-energy-transfer-optimization
#19
Taku Inaniwa, Nobuyuki Kanematsu, Koji Noda, Tadashi Kamada
The biological effect of charged-particle beams depends on both dose and radiation quality. The radiation quality of charged-particle beams has been most commonly represented by the linear energy transfer (LET) in radiation biology studies. We investigated a new therapeutic technique using two or more ion species in one treatment session, which we call an Intensity Modulated composite PArtiCle Therapy (IMPACT), for optimizing the physical dose and dose-averaged LET distributions in a patient as its proof of principle...
March 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333439/a-top-down-strategy-to-synthesize-mesoporous-dual-carbon-armored-mno-nanoparticles-for-lithium-ion-battery-anodes
#20
Wei Zhang, Jiannian Li, Jie Zhang, Jinzhi Sheng, Ting He, Meiyue Tian, Yufeng Zhao, Changjun Xie, Liqiang Mai, Shichun Mu
To overcome inferior rate capability and cycle stability of MnO-based materials as a lithium-ion battery anode associated with the pulverization and gradual aggregation during conversion process, we construct robust mesoporous N-doped carbon (N-C) protected MnO nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) (MnO@N-C/rGO) by a simple top-down incorporation strategy. Such dual carbon protection endows MnO@N-C/rGO with excellent structural stability and enhanced charge transfer kinetics. At 100 mA g-1, it exhibits superior rate capability as high as 864...
March 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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