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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345961/the-short-term-efficacy-of-an-unguided-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-a-six-month-nonrandomized-follow-up
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Susanne Hagatun, Øystein Vedaa, Tine Nordgreen, Otto R F Smith, Ståle Pallesen, Odd E Havik, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Frances P Thorndike, Lee M Ritterband, Børge Sivertsen
OBJECTIVE: Insomnia is a major health problem, and the need for effective and accessible treatment is urgent. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the short-term efficacy of an unguided Internet-based cognitive-behavioral treatment program for insomnia (CBTi), called SHUTi (Sleep Healthy Using the Internet). METHODS: This study used a parallel arm randomized controlled trial in Norway. Participants were randomly allocated to the SHUTi condition or a Web-based patient education condition...
March 27, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345936/co-registered-molecular-logic-gate-with-a-co-releasing-molecule-triggered-by-light-and-peroxide
#2
Upendar Reddy Gandra, Jörg Axthelm, Patrick Hoffmann, Nandaraj Taye, Steve Glaeser, Helmar Görls, Samantha L Hopkins, Winfried Plass, Ute Neugebauer, Sylvestre Bonnet, Alexander Schiller
Co-registered molecular logic gates combine two different in- and outputs, such as light and matter. We introduce a biocompatible CO-releasing molecule (CORM A) as Mn(I) tricarbonyl complex with the ligand 5-(dimethylamino)-N, N-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl) naphthalene-1-sulfonamide (L). CO release is chaperoned by turn-on fluorescence and can be triggered by light (405 nm) as well as with hydrogen peroxide in aqueous phosphate buffer. Complex A behaves as a logic OR gate via co-registering the inputs of irradia-tion (light) and peroxide (matter) into the concomitant outputs fluorescence (light) and CO (matter)...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345934/amphiphilic-nucleating-agents-to-enhance-calcium-phosphate-growth-on-polymeric-surfaces
#3
Laura Caetano Escobar da Silva, Bruna Antunes Más, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek, Richard Landers, Celso Aparecido Bertran, Maria Do Carmo Goncalves
Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) is an aliphatic polyester widely explored in the preparation of guided bone regeneration (GBR) membranes due to its interesting mechanical properties and biodegradability. However, PCL high hydrophobicity often impairs cell adhesion and proliferation as well as calcium phosphate growth, all of which are crucial to achieve suitable bone-tissue integration. In this work, aiming to achieve less hydrophobic surfaces, amphiphilic molecules were added at low concentrations to the polymeric dope solutions that generated the GBR membranes...
March 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345925/metal-insertion-in-a-methylamine-functionalized-zirconium-metal-organic-framework-for-enhanced-carbon-dioxide-capture
#4
A Paulina Gómora-Figueroa, Jarad A Mason, Miguel I Gonzalez, Eric D Bloch, Katie R Meihaus
The reaction of ZrCl4 with 2',3',5',6'-tetramethylamino-p-terphenyl-4,4″-dicarboxylic acid (H2tpdc-4CH2NH2·3HCl) in the presence of NaF affords Zr6O4(OH)2.1F1.9(tpdc-4CH2NH2·3HCl)6 (1), which is a new member of the Zr6O4(OH)4(dicarboxylate linker)12 or UiO-68 family, and exhibits high porosity with BET and Langmuir surface areas of 1910 m(2)/g and 2220 m(2)/g, respectively. Remarkably, fluoride ion incorporation in the zirconium clusters results in increased thermal stability, marking the first example of enhancement in the stability of a UiO framework by this defect-restoration approach...
March 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345922/the-synthetic-access-toward-cycloastragenol-glycosides
#5
Ting Liu, Jin-Xi Liao, Yang Hu, Yuan-Hong Tu, Jian-Song Sun
The first efficient synthetic approach toward four types of the cycloartane glycosides, the cycloastragenol 25-O, 3-O, 3,6-O-bis, and 3,25-O-bisglycoside, have been established, which featured the PPY-mediated, concentration-controlled acetylation and Au(I)-catalyzed Yu glycosylation. Through the synthetic investigation, the reactivity sequence of the four OHs in cycloastragenol was fixed for the first time and a detour strategy for the highly efficient removal of bulky pivaloyl protecting groups was discovered...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345798/multimetallic-and-mixed-environment-iridium-iii-complexes-a-modular-approach-to-luminescence-tuning-using-a-host-platform
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Victoria Pritchard, Diego Rota Martir, Eli Zysman-Colman, Michaele Jane Hardie
Mononuclear and trinuclear bis-cyclometalled Ir(III) complexes of the host ligands tris(4-[4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyridyl]methyl)cyclotriguaiacylene (L1) and tris(4-(4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyridyl)carboxy)cyclotriguaiacylene (L2) have been prepared. Complexes [{Ir(ppy)2}3(L1)](PF6)3 1.1, [{Ir(ppy)2}(L1)](PF6)3 1.2, [{Ir(ppy)2}3(L2)](PF6)3 2.1 and [{Ir(ppy)2}(L2)](PF6)3 2.2 (where ppy = phenylpyridinato) showed distinct photophysical properties according to L-ligand with L1 complexes comparatively blue-shifted in solution, with longer lifetimes and higher quantum yields...
March 27, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345380/comparative-study-of-ultraviolet-laser-based-time-resolved-photoacoustic-fingerprint-spectra-and-thermal-decomposition-mechanisms-of-energetic-1-2-3-1h-triazole-derivatives-under-controlled-pyrolysis
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Konda Srinivasa Rao, Anil Kumar Chaudhary
We report the comparative study of photoacoustic (PA) fingerprint spectra, thermal decomposition, and stability mechanism of some phenyl and bis series energetic compounds named 1-(2-methoxy,-3,5-dinitrophenyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole ( S5), 1-(3-methoxy, 2, 6 dinitrophenyl) 1H-1, 2, 3 triazole ( S10), 1-(4-nitrophenyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole ( S8), and 2,6-bis ((4-(nitromethyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)methyl) pyridine ( S9). Fourth harmonic wavelength, i.e., 266 nm of pulse duration 7 ns and 10 Hz repetition rate obtained from Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, was used to record the thermal PA spectra of these compounds under controlled pyrolysis condition in the range of 30-350 ℃...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345338/study-of-arylamine-substituted-porphyrins-as-hole-transporting-materials-in-high-performance-perovskite-solar-cells
#8
Song Chen, Peng Liu, Yong Hua, Yuanyuan Li, Lars Kloo, Xingzhu Wang, Beng S Ong, Wai-Kwok Wong, Xunjin Zhu
To develop new hole transporting materials (HTMs) for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs), 5,10,15,20-tetrakis{4-[N,N-di(4-methoxylphenyl)amino-phenyl]}- porphyrin has been prepared in gram scale through the direct condensation of pyrrole and 4-[bis(4-methoxyphenyl)amino]benzaldehyde. Its Zn(II) and Cu(II) complexes exhibit excellent thermal and electrochemical stability, specifically, high hole mobility and very favorable energetics for hole extraction that render them a new class of HTMs in organometallic halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs)...
March 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345250/the-application-of-constitutively-solvent-tolerant-p-taiwanensis-vlb120%C3%AE-c%C3%AE-ttgv-for-stereospecific-epoxidation-of-toxic-styrene-alleviates-carrier-solvent-use
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Jan Volmer, Andreas Schmid, Bruno Bühler
For whole-cell biotransformations involving toxic organic compounds, two-liquid phase setups are typically applied employing an apolar extractive phase. Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (BEHP) has proven to be an ideal solvent for stereospecific styrene epoxidation with recombinant E. coli, providing excellent extractive properties and a high biocompatibility. In eco-efficiency evaluations, BEHP, however, has been identified as a critical factor regarding costs and environmental impact. In this study, the constitutive solvent tolerance of P...
March 27, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345248/application-of-thiol-yne-thiol-ene-reactions-for-peptide-and-protein-macrocyclizations
#10
Yuanxiang Wang, Benjamin Bruno, Sean Cornillie, Jason Nogueira, Diao Chen, Thomas Cheatham, Carol Lim, Danny Chou
We report the application of thiol-yne/thiol-ene reactions to synthesize mono- and bicyclic stapled peptides and proteins. We first developed a thiol-ene based peptide stapling method in aqueous conditions. This method enabled us to efficiently staple recombinantly expressed coil-coiled proteins. The resulting stapled protein demonstrates higher stability in its secondary structure than the unstapled version. Furthermore, we performed a thiol-yne coupling by using an α,ω-diyne to react with two cysteine residues to synthesize a stapled peptide with two vinyl sulfide groups...
March 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344568/time-is-money-the-decision-making-of-smartphone-high-users-in-gain-and-loss-intertemporal-choice
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Zixuan Tang, Huijun Zhang, An Yan, Chen Qu
Nowadays the smartphone plays an important role in our lives. While it brings us convenience and efficiency, its overuse can cause problems. Although a great number of studies have demonstrated that people affected by substance abuse, pathological gambling, and internet addiction disorder have lower self-control than average, scarcely any study has investigated the decision making of smartphone high users by using a behavioral paradigm. The present study employed an intertemporal task, the Smartphone Addiction Inventory (SPAI) and the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale 11th version (BIS-11) to explore the decision control of smartphone high users in a sample of 125 college students...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344094/controlled-release-of-antibiotic-amoxicillin-drug-using-carboxymethyl-cellulose-cl-poly-itaconic-acid-co-lactic-acid-hydrogel
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S Sood, Vinod Kumar Gupta, Shilpi Agarwal, Kamal Dev, Deepak Pathania
In this paper, microwave assisted preparation of carboxymethyl cellulose-cl-poly(lactic acid-co-itaconic acid) (CMC-cl-P(LA-co-IA)) hydrogel was reported via facile graft copolymerization using N, N(1)-methylene-bis-acrylamide (MBA) and potassium persulphate as cross linker and initiator. Different reaction parameters were optimized to achieve good yield. The formation of hydrogel was confirmed by characterization techniques such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermo gravimetric analysis, transmission electron microscopy etc...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343686/analysis-of-essential-oils-and-fragrances-with-a-new-generation-of-highly-inert-gas-chromatographic-columns-coated-with-ionic-liquids
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Cecilia Cagliero, Carlo Bicchi, Chiara Cordero, Erica Liberto, Patrizia Rubiolo, Barbara Sgorbini
In the fields of essential oils and fragrances, samples often consist of mixtures of compounds with similar structural and physical characteristics (e.g. mono- and sesquiterpenoids), whose correct identification closely depends on the synergic combination of chromatographic and mass spectral data. This sample complexity means that new GC stationary phases with different selectivities are continually being investigated. Ionic liquids (ILs) are of great interest as GC stationary phases in this field because of their selectivity (significantly different than that of currently phases) and their high temperature stability...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342198/an-isolable-diboron-centered-diradical-with-a-triplet-ground-state
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Lei Wang, Yong Fang, Haochuan Mao, Yi Qu, Jiacheng Zuo, Zaichao Zhang, Gengwen Tan, Xinping Wang
Two new diboranes 2,6-bis(BMes2)mesitylene (1) and 3,3'-bis(BMes2)bimesitylene (3) were synthesized. Two-electron reduction of 1 with elemental potassium afforded the C-H activation product [(18-c-6)K(THF)2]2+*22- bearing a BC3 four-membered ring as colorless crystals, whereas the reduction of 3 with potassium led to the isolation of [(18-c-6)K(THF)2]2+*32-** as dark blue crystals. Both reduction products were characterized by structural and spectroscopic methods. The EPR spectroscopy and theoretical calculations reveal that the electron spin density of 32-** mainly resides on the two boron nuclei, and it features a triplet ground state, which was confirmed by SQUID measurements as well as theoretical calculations...
March 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340537/study-on-a-3d-hydrogel-based-culture-model-for-characterizing-growth-of-fibroblasts-under-viral-infection-and-drug-treatment
#15
Xiaolu Zhu, Xianting Ding
Three-dimensional (3D) in vitro tissue models provide an approach for the systematic, repetitive, and quantitative study of drugs. In this study, we constructed an in vitro 3D acrylated hyaluronic acid (AHA) hydrogel model encapsulating fibroblasts, performed long-period 3D culture, and tested cellular topological changes and proliferation variation in the presence of herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) as an infecting virus and acyclovir (ACV) as the treatment drug. The AHA hydrogels were formed by using Michael addition chemistry of bis-cysteine containing MMP-degradable cross-linker onto AHA prefunctionalized with cell adhesion peptides (RGD)...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339907/o-linked-%C3%AE-n-acetylglucosamine-modification-of-proteins-is-essential-for-foot-process-maturation-and-survival-in-podocytes
#16
Shinya Ono, Shinji Kume, Mako Yasuda-Yamahara, Kosuke Yamahara, Naoko Takeda, Masami Chin-Kanasaki, Hisazumi Araki, Osamu Sekine, Hideki Yokoi, Masashi Mukoyama, Takashi Uzu, Shin-Ichi Araki, Hiroshi Maegawa
Background.: O-linked β- N -acetylglucosamine modification O-GlcNAcylation) is a post-translational modification of intracellular proteins, serving as a nutrient sensor. Growing evidence has demonstrated its physiological and pathological importance in various mammalian tissues. This study examined the physiological role of O-GlcNAcylation in podocyte function and development. Methods.: O-GlcNAc transferase (Ogt) is a critical enzyme for O-GlcNAcylation and resides on the X chromosome...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338686/an-iron-catalysed-c-c-bond-forming-spirocyclization-cascade-providing-sustainable-access-to-new-3d-heterocyclic-frameworks
#17
Kirsty Adams, Anthony K Ball, James Birkett, Lee Brown, Ben Chappell, Duncan M Gill, P K Tony Lo, Nathan J Patmore, Craig R Rice, James Ryan, Piotr Raubo, Joseph B Sweeney
Heterocyclic architectures offer powerful creative possibilities to a range of chemistry end-users. This is particularly true of heterocycles containing a high proportion of sp(3)-carbon atoms, which confer precise spatial definition upon chemical probes, drug substances, chiral monomers and the like. Nonetheless, simple catalytic routes to new heterocyclic cores are infrequently reported, and methods making use of biomass-accessible starting materials are also rare. Here, we demonstrate a new method allowing rapid entry to spirocyclic bis-heterocycles, in which inexpensive iron(III) catalysts mediate a highly stereoselective C-C bond-forming cyclization cascade reaction using (2-halo)aryl ethers and amines constructed using feedstock chemicals readily available from plant sources...
April 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338314/surface-layer-evolution-on-graphite-during-electrochemical-sodium-tetraglyme-co-intercalation
#18
Julia Maibach, Fabian Jeschull, Daniel Brandell, Kristina Edstrom, Mario Valvo
One obstacle in sodium ion batteries is the lack of suitable anode materials. As recently shown, the most common anode material of the state of the art lithium ion batteries, graphite, can be used for sodium ion storage as well, if ether-based electrolyte solvents are used. These solvents co-intercalate with the sodium ions leading to the highly reversible formation of ternary graphite intercalation compounds (t-GIC). In order for the solvent co-intercalation to work efficiently, it is expected that only a very thin surface layer forms during electrochemical cycling...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338262/steering-on-surface-reactions-by-a-self-assembly-approach
#19
Qiwei Chen, Jacob R Cramer, Jing Liu, Xin Jin, Peilin Liao, Xiang Shao, Kurt V Gothelf, Kai Wu
4,4'-Bis(2,6-difluoropyridin-4-yl)-1,1':4',1''-terphenyl (BDFPTP) molecules underwent dehydrocyclization and covalent coupling reactions on Au(111) according to scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) measurements and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Self-assembly of the reactants in well-defined molecular domains prior to reaction could greatly enhance the regioselectivity of the dehydrocyclization reaction and suppress defluorinated coupling, demonstrating that self-assembly can efficiently steer on-surface reactions...
March 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338148/extraction-of-minor-actinides-lanthanides-and-other-fission-products-by-silica-immobilized-btbp-btphen-ligands
#20
Ashfaq Afsar, Petr Distler, Laurence M Harwood, Jan John, James Westwood
Novel BTBP [bis-(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)-2,2'-bipyridine]/BTPhen [bis-(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)-1,10-phenanthroline] functionalized silica gels have been developed to extract minor actinides, lanthanides and other fission products. BTPhen functionalized silica gel is capable of near-quantitative removal of Am(iii) in the presence of Eu(iii) from aqueous HNO3, while BTBP functionalized silica gel is able to remove problematic corrosion and fission products that are found in PUREX raffinates.
March 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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