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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445763/myosin-rod-hypophosphorylation-and-cb-kinetics-in-papillary-muscles-from-a-tnc-a8v-ki-mouse-model
#1
Masataka Kawai, Jamie R Johnston, Tarek Karam, Li Wang, Rakesh K Singh, Jose R Pinto
The cardiac troponin C (TnC)-A8V mutation is associated with hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy (HCM and RCM) in human and mice. The residue affected lies in the N-helix, a region known to affect Ca(2+)-binding affinity to the N-terminal domain. Here we report on the functional effects of this mutation in skinned papillary muscle fibers from homozygous knock-in TnC-A8V mice. Muscle fibers from left ventricle were activated at 25°C under the ionic conditions of working cardiomyocytes. The pCa-tension relationship showed a 3× increase in Ca(2+)-sensitivity and a decrease (0...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445028/enhanced-electrocatalytic-activity-of-ethanol-oxidation-reaction-on-palladium-silver-nanoparticles-via-removable-surface-ligands
#2
Hucheng Zhang, Yingying Shang, Jing Zhao, Jianji Wang
This work developed a facile colloidal route to synthesize BH4--capped PdxAgy nanoparticles (NPs) in water using the reducing ionic liquids of [Cnmim]BH4, and the resulting NPs were prone to form the nanocomposites with [amim]+-modified reduced graphene (RG). The removal of the metal-free inorganic ions of BH4- can create the profoundly exposed interfaces on the PdxAgy NPs during the electrooxidation, and favor the ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) in lowering energy barrier. The counterions of [Cnmim]+ can gather ethanol, OH- ions, and the reaction intermediates on catalysts, and synergistically interact with RG to facilitate the charge transfer in nanocomposites...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444986/supported-ionic-liquids-a-versatile-and-useful-class-of-materials
#3
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Vincenzo Campisciano, Francesco Giacalone, Michelangelo Gruttadauria
Supported ionic liquids (SILs) represent a class of materials with peculiar properties and a huge potential regarding their possible applications in different fields of chemistry. Herein, we report our ongoing research about the use of SILs as support for organocatalysts, their role as catalysts themselves, and their application as support and stabilizers of palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs). The use of SILs based materials allowed achieving good results. Moreover, in some cases, after the functionalization of the catalytic species with an ion-tag moiety, a release and catch approach was employed in order to improve the catalytic activity and to facilitate the recovery of the hybrid system formed by the catalyst adsorbed onto SILs materials...
April 26, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444982/ionic-liquid-based-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-isoflavones-from-belamcanda-chinensis-and-subsequent-screening-and-isolation-of-potential-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors-by-ultrafiltration-and-semi-preparative-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
#4
Senlin Li, Sainan Li, Yu Huang, Chunming Liu, Lina Chen, Yuchi Zhang
The separation of a compound of interest from its structurally similar homologues to produce high-purity natural products is a challenging problem. This work proposes a novel method for the separation of iristectorigenin A from its structurally similar homologues by ionic liquid-based ultrasound-assisted extraction and the subsequent screening and isolation of potential α-glucosidase inhibitors via ultrafiltration and semi-preparative high-performance liquid chromatography. Ionic-liquid-based ultrasound-assisted extraction was successfully applied to the extraction of tectorigenin, iristectorigenin A, irigenin, and irisflorentin from Belamcanda chinensis...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444925/highly-efficient-carbon-monoxide-capture-by-carbanion-functionalized-ionic-liquids-through-c-site-interactions
#5
Duan-Jian Tao, Feng-Feng Chen, Zi-Qi Tian, Kuan Huang, Shannon M Mahurin, De-En Jiang, Sheng Dai
A novel method for the highly efficient and reversible capture of CO in carbanion-functionalized ionic liquids (ILs) by a C-site interaction is reported. Because of its supernucleophilicity, the carbanion in ILs could absorb CO efficiently. As a result, a relatively high absorption capacity for CO (up to 0.046 mol mol(-1) ) was achieved under ambient conditions, compared with CO solubility in a commonly used IL [Bmim][Tf2 N] (2×10(-3)  mol mol(-1) ). The results of quantum mechanical calculations and spectroscopic investigation confirmed that the chemical interaction between the C-site in the carbanion and CO resulted in the superior CO absorption capacities...
April 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444842/microwave-assisted-preparation-of-poly-ionic-liquid-modified-polystyrene-magnetic-nanospheres-for-phthalate-esters-extraction-from-beverages
#6
Gehui Liu, Ping Su, Lian Zhou, Yi Yang
The fabrication of novel poly(ionic liquid)-modified polystyrene magnetic nanospheres by a one-pot mini-emulsion copolymerization reaction was achieved through an efficient microwave-assisted synthesis method. The morphology, structure, and magnetic behavior of the as-prepared magnetic materials were characterized by using transmission electron microscopy, vibrating sample magnetometry, etc. The magnetic materials were utilized as sorbents for the extraction of phthalate esters from beverage samples followed by ultra-fast liquid chromatography analysis...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443844/transformation-of-the-ionic-liquid-emim-b-cn-4-into-anionic-and-neutral-lanthanum-tetracyanoborate-coordination-polymers-by-ionothermal-reactions
#7
Sven H Zottnick, Maik Finze, Klaus Müller-Buschbaum
The lanthanum tetracyanoborate coordination polymers [EMIM] [LaNO3{B(CN)4}3(H2O)3] (EMIM = 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium) and [La(NO3)2[B(CN)4](H2O)4] mark first examples of Ln-tetracyanoborates that have been obtained in ionothermal syntheses without further solvents to influence e.g. viscosity. Thereby, the ionic liquid [EMIM][B(CN)4] is fully incorporated into product formation.
April 26, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443831/fabrication-of-size-controlled-nanoring-arrays-by-selective-incorporation-of-ionic-liquids-in-diblock-copolymer-micellar-cores
#8
Sung-Soo Kim, Donghwi Kang, Byeong-Hyeok Sohn
We report the synthesis of arrayed nanorings with tunable physical dimensions from thin films of polystyrene-<i>block</i>-poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PS-P4VP) micelles. For accurate control of the inner and outer diameters of the nanorings, we added imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) into the micellar solution, which were eventually incorporated into the micellar cores. We observed the structural changes of the micellar cores coated on a substrate due to the presence of ILs. The spin-coated micellar cores were treated with an acidic precursor solution and generated toroid nanostructures, of which size depended on the amount of IL loaded into the micelles...
April 26, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443326/ionic-liquid-silica-precursors-via-solvent-free-sol-gel-process-and-their-application-in-epoxy-amine-network-a-theoretical-experimental-study
#9
Magdalena Perchacz, Ricardo Keitel Donato, Leandro Seixas, Alexander Zhigunov, Rafal Konefal, Magdalena Serkis-Rodzeń, Hynek Benes
This work describes the solvent-free sol-gel synthesis of epoxy-functionalized silica-based precursors, in the presence of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) containing different anions - chloride (Cl(-)) and methanesulfonate (MeSO3(-)). The IL-driven sol-gel mechanisms were investigated in details using experimental characterizations ((29)Si NMR and ATR FTIR spectroscopy) and a theoretical computational method based on density functional theory (DFT). We observed a complex IL's influence on both hydrolysis and condensation steps, involving especially H-bonding and Coulomb coupling stabilization of the process intermediates...
April 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440650/comprehensive-computational-and-experimental-analysis-of-biomaterial-towards-the-behavior-of-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids-an-interplay-between-hydrophilic-and-hydrophobic-interactions
#10
Reddicherla Umapathi, Suresh B Vepuri, Pannuru Venkatesu, Mahmoud E S Soliman
To provide insights into the aggregation behavior, hydration tendency and variation in phase transition temperature produced by the addition of ionic liquids (ILs) to poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) aqueous solution, systematic physicochemical studies, and molecular dynamic simulations were carried out. The influence of ILs possessing same [Cl]- anion and a set of cation [Cnmim]+ with increasing alkyl chain length such as 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Emim]+), 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Amim]+), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Bmim]+), 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Hmim]+), 1-benzyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Bzmim]+), and 1- decyl-3-methylimidazolium ([Dmim] +) on the phase transition of PNIPAM was monitored by the aid of UV-visible absorption spectra, fluorescence intensity spectra, viscosity (ɳ), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440638/dielectric-relaxation-of-the-ionic-liquid-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-ethylsulfate-microwave-and-far-ir-properties
#11
Nilesh Ramchandra Dhumal, Johannes Kiefer, David Andrew Turton, Klaas Wynne, Hyung J Kim
Dielectric relaxation of the ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate (EMI(+)ETS(-)), is studied using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. The collective dynamics of polarization arising from cations and anions are examined. Character- istics of the rovibrational and translational components of polarization dynamics are analyzed to understand their respective roles in the microwave and terahertz regions of dielectric relaxation. The MD results are compared with the experimental low- frequency spectrum of EMI(+)ETS(-), obtained via ultrafast optical Kerr effect (OKE) measurements...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440567/dawson-type-polyoxomolybdate-anions-p2mo18o626-captured-by-ionic-liquid-on-graphene-oxide-as-high-capacity-anode-material-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#12
Yu-Fei Song, Jun Hu, Hongling Diao, Wenjing Luo
The development of advanced anode materials is of significance for the next generation of lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Herein, the imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) was covalently grafted on the surface of graphene oxides (GO) via the carboxyl-amino bond,providing a loading hotbed for the Dawson-type POM of (NH4)6P2Mo18O62 (denoted as P2Mo18). The as-prepared GO-IL-P2Mo18 nanocomposite was characterized by FT-IR, Raman, TGA, SEM, TEM and XPS. When the nanocomposite was used as the anode material for lithium ion batteries (LIBs), it showed a high reversible capacity of 903...
April 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440374/electrotunable-lubricity-with-ionic-liquids-the-influence-of-nanoscale-roughness
#13
Alessio David, Oscar Y Fajardo, Alexei A Kornyshev, Michael Urbakh, Fernando Bresme
The properties of ionic liquids can be modified by applying an external electrostatic potential, providing a route to control their performance in nanolubrication applications. Most computational studies to date have focused on the investigation of smooth surfaces. Real surfaces are generally inhomogeneous and feature roughness of different length scales. We report here a study of the possible effects that surface roughness may have on electrotunable lubricity with ionic liquids, performed here by means of non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations...
April 25, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440299/a-reversible-dendrite-free-high-areal-capacity-lithium-metal-electrode
#14
Hui Wang, Masaki Matsui, Hiroko Kuwata, Hidetoshi Sonoki, Yasuaki Matsuda, Xuefu Shang, Yasuo Takeda, Osamu Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Imanishi
Reversible dendrite-free low-areal-capacity lithium metal electrodes have recently been revived, because of their pivotal role in developing beyond lithium ion batteries. However, there have been no reports of reversible dendrite-free high-areal-capacity lithium metal electrodes. Here we report on a strategy to realize unprecedented stable cycling of lithium electrodeposition/stripping with a highly desirable areal-capacity (12 mAh cm(-2)) and exceptional Coulombic efficiency (>99.98%) at high current densities (>5 mA cm(-2)) and ambient temperature using a diluted solvate ionic liquid...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439294/impact-of-lignin-polymer-backbone-esters-on-ionic-liquid-pretreatment-of-poplar
#15
Kwang Ho Kim, Tanmoy Dutta, John Ralph, Shawn D Mansfield, Blake A Simmons, Seema Singh
BACKGROUND: Biomass pretreatment remains an essential step in lignocellulosic biofuel production, largely to facilitate the efficient removal of lignin and increase enzyme accessibility to the polysaccharides. In recent years, there have been significant efforts in planta to reduce lignin content or modify its composition to overcome the inherent recalcitrance that it imposes on lignocellulosic biomass during processing. Here, transgenic poplar lines in which monolignol ferulate conjugates were synthesized during cell wall development to introduce, during lignification, readily cleavable ester linkages into the lignin polymer backbone (i...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439085/a-high-power-and-fast-charging-li-ion-battery-with-outstanding-cycle-life
#16
M Agostini, S Brutti, M A Navarra, S Panero, P Reale, A Matic, B Scrosati
Electrochemical energy storage devices based on Li-ion cells currently power almost all electronic devices and power tools. The development of new Li-ion cell configurations by incorporating innovative functional components (electrode materials and electrolyte formulations) will allow to bring this technology beyond mobile electronics and to boost performance largely beyond the state-of-the-art. Here we demonstrate a new full Li-ion cell constituted by a high-potential cathode material, i.e. LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4, a safe nanostructured anode material, i...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438020/catalytic-decomposition-of-hydroxylammonium-nitrate-ionic-liquid-enhancement-of-no-formation
#17
Steven D Chambreau, Denisia Maria Popolan-Vaida, Ghanshyam L Vaghjiani, Stephen R Leone
Hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) is a promising candidate to replace highly toxic hydrazine in monopropellant thruster space applications. The reactivity of HAN aerosols on heated copper and iridium targets was investigated using tunable vacuum ultraviolet photoionization time of flight aerosol mass spectrometry. The reaction products were identified by their mass-to-charge ratios and their ionization energies. Products include NH3, H2O, NO, hydroxylamine (HA), HNO3 and a small amount of NO2 at high temperature...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437079/hierarchical-porous-polybenzimidazole-microsieves-an-efficient-architecture-for-anhydrous-proton-transport-via-polyionic-liquids
#18
Parashuram Kallem, Martin Drobek, Anne Julbe, Erik J Vriezekolk, Reyes Mallada, Maria Pilar Pina
Liquid-induced phase-separation micromolding (LIPSμM) has been successfully used for manufacturing hierarchical porous polybenzimidazole (HPBI) microsieves (42-46% porosity, 30-40 μm thick) with a specific pore architecture (pattern of macropores: ∼9 μm in size, perforated, dispersed in a porous matrix with a 50-100 nm pore size). Using these microsieves, proton-exchange membranes were fabricated by the infiltration of a 1H-3-vinylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide liquid and divinylbenzene (as a cross-linker), followed by in situ UV polymerization...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436663/introducing-ionic-current-detection-for-x-ray-absorption-spectroscopy-in-liquid-cells
#19
Daniela Schön, Jie Xiao, Ronny Golnak, Marc F Tesch, Bernd Winter, Juan-Jesus Velasco-Velez, Emad F Aziz
Photons and electrons are two common relaxation products upon X-ray absorption, enabling fluorescence yield and electron yield detections for X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). The ions that are created during the electron yield process are relaxation products too, which are exploited in this study to produce ion yield for XA detection. The ionic currents measured in a liquid cell filled with water or iron(III) nitrate aqueous solutions exhibit characteristic O K-edge and Fe L-edge absorption profiles as a function of excitation energy...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436604/solvent-free-mechanochemical-synthesis-of-nitrogen-doped-nanoporous-carbon-for-electrochemical-energy-storage
#20
Christina Schneidermann, Nicolas Jaeckel, Steffen Oswald, Lars Giebeler, Volker Presser, Lars Borchardt
Nitrogen-doped nanoporous carbons have been synthesized by a solvent-free mechanochemically-induced one-pot synthesis. This facile approach involves the mechanochemical treatment and carbonization of three solid materials: potassium carbonate, urea, and lignin, which is a waste product from pulp industry. The resulting nitrogen-doped porous carbons offer a very high specific surface area up to 3000 m2 g-1 and large pore volume up to 2 cm3 g-1. The mechanochemical reaction and the impact of activation and functionalization are investigated by nitrogen- and water physisorption and high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
April 24, 2017: ChemSusChem
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