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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913902/a-new-multiscale-micromechanical-model-of-vertebral-trabecular-bones
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Rami Haj-Ali, Eyass Massarwa, Jacob Aboudi, Fabio Galbusera, Uwe Wolfram, Hans-Joachim Wilke
A new three-dimensional (3D) multiscale micromechanical model has been suggested as adept at predicting the overall linear anisotropic mechanical properties of a vertebral trabecular bone (VTB) highly porous microstructure. A nested 3D modeling analysis framework spanning the multiscale nature of the VTB is presented herein. This hierarchical analysis framework employs the following micromechanical methods: the 3D parametric high-fidelity generalized method of cells (HFGMC) as well as the 3D sublaminate model...
December 2, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913241/evaluation-of-highly-branched-cyclic-dextrin-in-inhalable-particles-of-combined-antibiotics-for-the-pulmonary-delivery-of-anti-tuberculosis-drugs
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Kazunori Kadota, Arisa Senda, Hideaki Tagishi, John Oluwasogo Ayorinde, Yuichi Tozuka
This work aims to identify a suitable formulation for the pulmonary delivery of combinations of inhalational drugs using highly branched cyclic dextrin (HBCD) macromolecules. We compared the effectiveness between powders prepared from HBCD with those prepared from five alternative excipients (lactose, maltose, sucrose, β-cyclodextrin and methyl β-cyclodextrin) in the pulmonary delivery of a single-dosage form of two anti-tuberculosis drugs (isoniazid and rifampicin). Fine particles of untreated active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and combination products using excipients were prepared by spray drying...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913172/efficient-catalytic-system-for-the-direct-transformation-of-lignocellulosic-biomass-to-furfural-and-5-hydroxymethylfurfural
#3
Luxin Zhang, Guoyun Xi, Jiaxin Zhang, Hongbing Yu, Xiaochang Wang
A feasible approach was developed for the co-production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) and furfural from corncob via a new porous polytriphenylamine-SO3H (SPTPA) solid acid catalyst in lactone solvents. XRD, SEM, XPS, N2 adsorption-desorption, elemental analysis, TG-DTA, acid-base titration and FTIR spectroscopy techniques were used to characterize the catalyst. This study demonstrates and optimizes the catalytic performance of SPTPA and solvent selection. SPTPA was found to exhibit superior catalytic ability in γ-valerolactone (GVL)...
November 25, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913147/electro-kinetically-driven-peristaltic-transport-of-viscoelastic-physiological-fluids-through-a-finite-length-capillary-mathematical-modelling
#4
Dharmendra Tripathi, Ashu Yadav, O Anwar Bég
Analytical solutions are developed for the electro-kinetic flow of a viscoelastic biological liquid in a finite length cylindrical capillary geometry under peristaltic waves. The Jefferys' non-Newtonian constitutive model is employed to characterize rheological properties of the fluid. The unsteady conservation equations for mass and momentum with electro-kinetic and Darcian porous medium drag force terms are reduced to a system of steady linearized conservation equations in an axisymmetric coordinate system...
November 29, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912192/lab-based-investigation-of-enhanced-btex-attenuation-driven-by-groundwater-table-fluctuation
#5
Y S Yang, Panpan Li, Xi Zhang, Mingjie Li, Ying Lu, Bin Xu, Tong Yu
Groundwater fluctuation is often overlooked and lack of study in the field contaminant hydrogeology. Hydraulic force from fluctuating groundwater tables leads to dissolution and subsequent enhanced advective transport of petroleum (e.g. BTEX) in contaminated subsurface system. A laboratory investigation of effect of the groundwater table fluctuation (GTF) on BTEX transport, taking toluene as a typical compound, in a typical representative model of aquifers subjected to a daily water-table fluctuation was undertaken in this work...
November 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912190/nanostructured-3d-porous-graphene-hydrogel-based-ti-sb-sno2-gr-electrode-with-enhanced-electrocatalytic-activity
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Sumreen Asim, Yunqing Zhu, Masud Rana, Jiao Yin, Muhammad Wajid Shah, Yingxuan Li, Chuanyi Wang
Nanostructured highly porous 3D-Ti/Sb-SnO2-Gr electrode, based on 3D porous graphene hydrogel was fabricated via a fast-evaporation technique through layer by layer (LBL) deposition. The 3D pores are uniformly distributed on the high fidelity of substrate with pore sizes of 7-12 nm, as confirmed by SEM analysis. Compared to Ti/Sb-SnO2 electrode, the fabricated 3D porous electrode possesses high oxygen evolution potential (2.40 V), smaller charge transfer resistance (29.40 Ω cm(-2)), higher porosity (0...
November 29, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912139/repair-of-calvarial-bone-defects-in-mice-using-electrospun-polystyrene-scaffolds-combined-with-%C3%AE-tcp-or-gold-nanoparticles
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Lisa Terranova, Diana Maria Dragusin, Romain Mallet, Eugeniu Vasile, Izabela-Cristina Stancu, Catherine Behets, Daniel Chappard
Non-biodegradable porous polystyrene (PS) scaffolds, composed of microfibers, have been prepared by electrospinning for the reconstruction of large bone defects. PS microfibers were prepared by incorporating β-TCP grains inside the polymer or grafting gold nanoparticles surface functionalized with mercaptosuccinic acid. Cytocompatibility of the three types of scaffolds (PS, β-TCP-PS and Au-PS) was studied by seeding human mesenchymal stem cells. Biocompatibility was evaluated by implanting β-TCP-PS and Au-PS scaffolds into a critical size (4mm) calvarial defect in mice...
November 8, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912123/synthesis-of-hierarchical-porous-zinc-oxide-zno-microspheres-with-highly-efficient-adsorption-of-congo-red
#8
Chunsheng Lei, Meng Pi, Chuanjia Jiang, Bei Cheng, Jiaguo Yu
Hierarchical porous zinc oxide (ZnO) was successfully synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method followed by calcination, and characterized by X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analyses. The as-prepared porous ZnO exhibits microsphere morphologies with diameters of 6-8μm, which are assembled from two-dimensional nanosheets. The as-prepared hierarchical porous ZnO microspheres possessed high specific surface areas (57m(2)/g), and were evaluated for adsorption of Congo red (CR) in aqueous solution...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910971/synthesis-engineering-of-iron-oxide-raspberry-shaped-nanostructures
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O Gerber, B P Pichon, D Ihiawakrim, I Florea, S Moldovan, O Ersen, D Begin, J-M Grenèche, S Lemonnier, E Barraud, S Begin-Colin
Magnetic porous nanostructures consisting of oriented aggregates of iron oxide nanocrystals display very interesting properties such as a lower oxidation state of magnetite, and enhanced saturation magnetization in comparison with individual nanoparticles of similar sizes and porosity. However, the formation mechanism of these promising nanostructures is not well understood, which hampers the fine tuning of their magnetic properties, for instance by doping them with other elements. Therefore the formation mechanism of porous raspberry shaped nanostructures (RSNs) synthesized by a one-pot polyol solvothermal method has been investigated in detail from the early stages by using a wide panel of characterization techniques, and especially by performing original in situ HR-TEM studies in temperature...
December 2, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908099/molecular-dynamics-study-of-nano-porous-materials-enhancement-of-mobility-of-li-ions-in-lithium-disilicate
#10
Junko Habasaki
In several nano-porous materials and their composites, enhancement of ionic conductivity has been reported and several mechanisms having different origins have been proposed so far. In the present work, ionic motion of Li ions in porous lithium disilicates is examined by molecular dynamics simulation in the constant volume conditions and the enhancement of the dynamics is predicted. Structures and dynamics of ions in a nano-porous system were characterized and visualized to clarify the mechanism of the enhancement...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906852/fenestration-of-solid-orbital-implants-reducing-retrobulbar-hematoma-rate
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Scott J Farber, Jenny L Yu, Dennis C Nguyen, Albert S Woo
PURPOSE: Retrobulbar hematoma is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication following repair of orbital fractures. Since 2007, the senior author routinely fenestrates the solid porous polyethylene implants commonly used for orbital reconstruction. The perforated implant may facilitate drainage of postoperative bleeding and may potentially reduce the risk of retrobulbar hematoma. This study examines the rates of retrobulbar hematoma in patients who underwent orbital fracture reconstruction with placement of fenestrated or nonfenestrated implants...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906387/hierarchically-porous-materials-synthesis-strategies-and-structure-design
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Xiao-Yu Yang, Li-Hua Chen, Yu Li, Joanna Claire Rooke, Clément Sanchez, Bao-Lian Su
Owing to their immense potential in energy conversion and storage, catalysis, photocatalysis, adsorption, separation and life science applications, significant interest has been devoted to the design and synthesis of hierarchically porous materials. The hierarchy of materials on porosity, structural, morphological, and component levels is key for high performance in all kinds of applications. Synthesis and applications of hierarchically structured porous materials have become a rapidly evolving field of current interest...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901319/salt-templating-with-pore-padding-hierarchical-pore-tailoring-towards-functionalised-porous-carbons
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K Vasanth Kumar, Srinivas Gadipelli, Kathrin Preuss, Harshit Porwal, Tingting Zhao, Zheng Xiao Guo, Maria-Magdalena Titirici
We propose a new synthetic route towards nanoporous functional carbon materials based on salt templating with pore-padding approach (STPP). STPP relies on the use of a pore-padding agent that undergoes an initial polymerisation/ condensation process prior to the formation of a solid carbon framework. The pore-padding agent allows tailoring hierarchically the pore-size distribution and controlling the amount of heteroatom (nitrogen in this case) functionalities as well as the type of nitrogen (graphitic, pyridinic, oxides of nitrogen) incorporated within the carbon framework in a single-step-process...
November 30, 2016: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901191/charcoal-anatomy-of-brazilian-species-i-anacardiaceae
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Thaís A P Gonçalves, Rita Scheel-Ybert
Anthracological studies are firmly advancing in the tropics during the last decades. The theoretical and methodological bases of the discipline are well established. Yet, there is a strong demand for comparative reference material, seeking for an improvement in the precision of taxonomic determination, both in palaeoecological and palaeoethnobotanical studies and to help preventing illegal charcoal production. This work presents descriptions of charcoal anatomy of eleven Anacardiaceae species from six genera native to Brazil (Anacardium occidentale, Anacardium parvifolium, Astronium graveolens, Astronium lecointei, Lithrea molleoides, Schinus terebenthifolius, Spondias mombin, Spondias purpurea, Spondias tuberosa, Tapirira guianensis, and Tapirira obtusa)...
2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901131/porous-silicon-based-biosensors-towards-real-time-optical-detection-of-target-bacteria-in-the-food-industry
#15
Naama Massad-Ivanir, Giorgi Shtenberg, Nitzan Raz, Christel Gazenbeek, Dries Budding, Martine P Bos, Ester Segal
Rapid detection of target bacteria is crucial to provide a safe food supply and to prevent foodborne diseases. Herein, we present an optical biosensor for identification and quantification of Escherichia coli (E. coli, used as a model indicator bacteria species) in complex food industry process water. The biosensor is based on a nanostructured, oxidized porous silicon (PSi) thin film which is functionalized with specific antibodies against E. coli. The biosensors were exposed to water samples collected directly from process lines of fresh-cut produce and their reflectivity spectra were collected in real time...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901022/multifunctional-non-woven-fabrics-of-interfused-graphene-fibres
#16
Zheng Li, Zhen Xu, Yingjun Liu, Ran Wang, Chao Gao
Carbon-based fibres hold promise for preparing multifunctional fabrics with electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, permeability, flexibility and lightweight. However, these fabrics are of limited performance mainly because of the weak interaction between fibres. Here we report non-woven graphene fibre fabrics composed of randomly oriented and interfused graphene fibres with strong interfibre bonding. The all-graphene fabrics obtained through a wet-fusing assembly approach are porous and lightweight, showing high in-plane electrical conductivity up to ∼2...
November 30, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900710/customized-tantalum-augmented-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-for-glenoid-bone-defect-and-excessive-medialization-description-of-the-technique
#17
Nicola Ivaldo, Tony Mangano, Giovanni Caione, Mario Rossoni, Angelo Ligas
BACKGROUND: Glenoid bone defect and excessive medialization could represent challenging issues during reverse shoulder arthroplasty, especially in the setting of revision surgery. Although a solution is offered by the Boileau's BIO-RSA technique in primary cases, only autologous iliac crest bone graft and homologous graft from bone banks are available for revision surgeries, with known disadvantages and risk of graft resorption and implant failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We describe in this work a new technique based on a customized porous tantalum device to be used in salvage situations, aimed at lateralization of the glenoid component of a reverse shoulder arthroplasty...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899950/bone-anchored-titanium-implants-in-patients-with-auricular-defects-three-years-and-27-patients-experience
#18
Emilio Mevio, Luca Facca, Stefano Schettini, Mauro Mullace
Different surgical solutions have been proposed for reconstruction of the auricle following loss of the pinna through traumatic injury or neoplastic disease or in patients with congenital defects. Surgical treatment may involve the insertion of an autogenous rib cartilage framework or the use of a porous polymer material inserted into an expanded postauricular flap. Reconstruction with rib cartilage has yielded good results but requires more than one surgical step, and adverse events can occur both at the donor and at the acceptor site; cases of prosthesis rejection have also been described following application of the polymeric prosthesis...
2016: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899179/capillary-methacrylate-based-monoliths-by-grafting-from-to-%C3%AE-ray-polymerization-on-a-tentacle-type-reactive-surface-for-the-liquid-chromatographic-separations-of-small-molecules-and-intact-proteins
#19
Patrizia Simone, Giuseppe Pierri, Donatella Capitani, Alessia Ciogli, Giancarlo Angelini, Ornella Ursini, Gennaro Gentile, Alberto Cavazzini, Claudio Villani, Francesco Gasparrini
Capillary methacrylate-based monoliths were prepared for the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation of both small molecules and large biomolecules. An efficient grafting from/to synthetic approach was adopted introducing a network of activated sites in the inner wall surface using the new silanization agent (N-trimethoxysilylpropyl)-polyethylenimine. Copolymerization of lauryl methacrylate monomer and 1,6-hexanediol dimethacrylate cross-linker in the presence of porogenic solvents was obtained under continuous γ-ray exposure with high conversion yield...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898378/ag-n-doped-reduced-graphene-oxide-incorporated-with-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-an-advanced-electrochemical-sensing-platform-for-salbutamol-determination
#20
Junhua Li, Zhifeng Xu, Mengqin Liu, Peihong Deng, Siping Tang, Jianbo Jiang, Haibo Feng, Dong Qian, Lingzhi He
In this work, the metallic silver and non-metallic nitrogen co-doped reduced graphene oxide (Ag-N-RGO) was first synthesized by a simple and cost-effective strategy, and then a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) was formed in situ at the surface of the prepared composite via electropolymerization of o-phenylenediamine in the presence of salbutamol as the template molecule. The electrochemical characterizations demonstrate that the bifunctional graphene-based composite shows improved catalytic performance than that of pristine graphene doped with one-component or none...
November 10, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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