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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212518/zno-tio2-composites-for-photocatalytic-inactivation-of-escherichia-coli
#1
Diptipriya Sethi, Ramasamy Sakthivel
ZnO/TiO2 composite was synthesized from zinc nitrate and anatase TiO2 by using the incipient wet impregnation method followed by calcination at 350°C for 3h. These samples were characterized through several characterization techniques. XRD peaks confirms the presence of single anatase phase of titania in the 3 and 6wt% ZnO/TiO2 composite, whereas in all other composites both anatase titania and zinc oxide phases were found. UV-visible (diffuse) reflectance spectra show titania and ZnO absorbs in the ultraviolet (UV) region whereas ZnO/TiO2 absorbs both UV and visible light...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212514/removal-mechanism-of-selenite-by-fe3o4-precipitated-mesoporous-magnetic-carbon-microspheres
#2
Jianwei Lu, Fenglian Fu, Zecong Ding, Na Li, Bing Tang
A mesoporous composite of magnetic carbon microspheres (MCMSs) was synthesized via introducing Fe3O4 nanoscale particles to the surface of carbon microspheres (CMSs) by coprecipitation. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy showed the Fe3O4 nanoscale particles were dispersedly immobilized on the surface of CMSs. The MCMSs demonstrated effective removal of selenite (Se(IV)) from wastewater. MCMSs showed the regular pattern where the lower pH value, the lower residual Se(IV) concentration...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212344/green-microwave-assisted-combustion-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-with-citrullus-colocynthis-l-schrad-characterization-and-biomedical-applications
#3
Susan Azizi, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Mahnaz Mahdavi Shahri
In this paper, a green microwave-assisted combustion approach to synthesize ZnO-NPs using zinc nitrate and Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad (fruit, seed and pulp) extracts as bio-fuels is reported. The structure, optical, and colloidal properties of the synthesized ZnO-NP samples were studied. Results illustrate that the morphology and particle size of the ZnO samples are different and depend on the bio-fuel. The XRD results revealed that hexagonal wurtzite ZnO-NPs with mean particle size of 27-85 nm were produced by different bio-fuels...
February 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211995/far-uv-annealed-inkjet-printed-in2o3-semiconductor-layers-for-tfts-on-flexible-pen-substrate
#4
Jaakko Henrik Leppäniemi, Kim Eiroma, Himadri Majumdar, Ari Alastalo
The inkjet-printing process of precursor solutions containing In-nitrate dissolved in 2-methoxyethanol is optimized using ethylene glycol as a co-solvent that allows the stabilization of the droplet formation, leading to a robust, repeatable printing process. The inkjet-printed precursor films are then converted to In2O3 semiconductors at flexible-substrate-compatible low-temperatures (150 - 200 °C) using combined far ultraviolet (FUV) exposure at ~160 nm and thermal treatment. The compositional nature of the precursor-to-metal oxide conversion is studied using grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD), X-ray reflectivity (XRR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy that indicate that amorphous, high density (up to 5...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211338/enhancement-of-the-adsorption-capacity-of-the-light-weight-expanded-clay-aggregate-surface-for-the-metronidazole-antibiotic-by-coating-with-mgo-nanoparticles-studies-on-the-kinetic-isotherm-and-effects-of-environmental-parameters
#5
Ebrahim Mohammadi Kalhori, Tariq J Al-Musawi, Esmaeil Ghahramani, Hossein Kazemian, Mansur Zarrabi
The synthesized MgO nanoparticles were used to coat the light-weight expanded clay aggregates (LECA) and as a metronidazole (MNZ) adsorbent. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Fourier-transformed infrared (FTIR) techniques were employed to study the surface morphology and characteristics of the adsorbents. MgO/LECA clearly revealed the advantages of the nanocomposite particles, showing high specific surface area (76.12 m(2)/g), significant adsorption sites and functional groups...
February 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211267/efficient-and-selective-uptake-of-tco4-by-a-cationic-metal-organic-framework-material-with-open-ag-sites
#6
Daopeng Sheng, Lin Zhu, Chao Xu, Chengliang Xiao, Yanlong Wang, Yaxing Wang, Lanhua Chen, Juan Diwu, Jing Chen, Zhifang Chai, Thomas E Albrecht-Schmitt, Shuao Wang
99Tc is one of the most problematic radioisotopes in used nuclear fuel owing to its combined features of high fission yield, long half-life, and high environmental mobility. There are only a handful of functional materials that can remove TcO4- anion from aqueous solution and identifying for new, stable materials with high anion-exchange capacities, fast kinetics, and good selectivity remains a challenge. We report here an 8-fold interpenetrated three-dimensional cationic metal-organic framework material, SCU-100, which is assembled from a tetradentate neutral nitrogen-donor ligand and two-coordinate Ag+ cations as potential open metal sites...
February 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211107/a-randomized-comparative-evaluation-of-clinical-and-home-application-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-silver-nitrate-agno3-95-for-the-treatment-of-verruca-pedis
#7
Michael Concannon, Lisa Keogh, John Stephenson, Grace Parfitt, James Forrest
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effectiveness of silver nitrate (95%) for the treatment of verruca pedis comparing professional and self-application treatments. METHODS: A single-centre, two-armed randomized evaluation was conducted at a University podiatry clinic. A total of 113 participants (101 analysed) with verruca pedis were included. Participants were randomized to either a clinical group, where silver nitrate was applied by a healthcare professional or a home group, where silver nitrate was self-applied...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208287/highly-uniform-gold-nanobipyramids-for-ultrasensitive-colorimetric-detection-of-influenza-virus
#8
Shaohua Xu, Wenjun Ouyang, Peisi Xie, Yi Lin, Bin Qiu, Zhenyu Lin, Guonan Chen, Longhua Guo
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been frequently utilized for the construction of diverse colorimetric biosensors. Normally, AuNPs with sharp edges could have better sensitivity. However, the poor monodipersity of AuNPs with sharp edges seriously confines their utility for colorimetric biosensing. Herein, we demonstrate the utility of highly uniform gold nanobipyramids (Au NBPs) for ultrasensitive colorimetric detection of H5N1 virus. The proposed method is based on the fact that alkaline phosphatase (ALP) could catalyze the decomposition of 4-aminophenyl phosphate (4-APP) to generate 4-aminophenol (4-AP), which would then reduce silver nitrate to metal silver and then deposited on Au NBPs...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207830/influence-of-nutrient-signals-and-carbon-allocation-on-the-expression-of-phosphate-and-nitrogen-transporter-genes-in-winter-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-roots-colonized-by-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi
#9
Hui Tian, Xiaolei Yuan, Jianfeng Duan, Wenhu Li, Bingnian Zhai, Yajun Gao
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) colonization of plant roots causes the down-regulation of expression of phosphate (Pi) or nitrogen (N) transporter genes involved in direct nutrient uptake pathways. The mechanism of this effect remains unknown. In the present study, we sought to determine whether the expression of Pi or N transporter genes in roots of winter wheat colonized by AM fungus responded to (1) Pi or N nutrient signals transferred from the AM extra-radical hyphae, or (2) carbon allocation changes in the AM association...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206766/copper-assisted-direct-nitration-of-cyclic-ketones-with-ceric-ammonium-nitrate-for-the-synthesis-of-tertiary-%C3%AE-nitro-%C3%AE-substituted-scaffolds
#10
Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Tao Chen, Fu-Min Zhang
An efficient and direct Cu-assisted nitrating approach to create synthetically valuable and challenging tertiary α-nitro-α-substituted moieties has been developed using ceric ammonium nitrate as a nitrating reagent, oxidant, and Lewis acid. Notably, the commonly used clinical drug ketamine was smoothly synthesized in four steps.
February 16, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203456/concurrent-beet-juice-and-carbohydrate-ingestion-influence-on-glucose-tolerance-in-obese-and-nonobese-adults
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Joseph W Beals, Scott E Binns, Janelle L Davis, Gregory R Giordano, Anna L Klochak, Hunter L Paris, Melani M Schweder, Garrett L Peltonen, Rebecca L Scalzo, Christopher Bell
Insulin resistance and obesity are characterized by low nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Insulin sensitivity is improved with stimulation of NO generating pathways. Consumption of dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) increases NO formation, via NO3(-) reduction to nitrite (NO2(-)) by oral bacteria. We hypothesized that acute dietary nitrate (beet juice) ingestion improves insulin sensitivity in obese but not in nonobese adults. 12 nonobese (body mass index: 26.3 ± 0.8 kg/m(2) (mean ± SE)) and 10 obese adults (34...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202720/interacting-tcp-and-nlp-transcription-factors-control-plant-responses-to-nitrate-availability
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Peizhu Guan, Juan-José Ripoll, Renhou Wang, Lam Vuong, Lindsay J Bailey-Steinitz, Dening Ye, Nigel M Crawford
Plants have evolved adaptive strategies that involve transcriptional networks to cope with and survive environmental challenges. Key transcriptional regulators that mediate responses to environmental fluctuations in nitrate have been identified; however, little is known about how these regulators interact to orchestrate nitrogen (N) responses and cell-cycle regulation. Here we report that teosinte branched1/cycloidea/proliferating cell factor1-20 (TCP20) and NIN-like protein (NLP) transcription factors NLP6 and NLP7, which act as activators of nitrate assimilatory genes, bind to adjacent sites in the upstream promoter region of the nitrate reductase gene, NIA1, and physically interact under continuous nitrate and N-starvation conditions...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202281/photodegradation-of-diclofenac-in-seawater-by-simulated-sunlight-irradiation-the-comprehensive-effect-of-nitrate-fe-iii-and-chloride
#13
N Zhang, J M Li, G G Liu, X L Chen, K Jiang
Diclofenac is one of the most frequently detected pharmaceuticals in various aquatic environments. The photodegradation of diclofenac in the absence/presence of nitrate, Fe(III) and chloride, especially their interactions, were systematically studied. Under the study conditions, photodegradation rate was decreased with increasing nitrate, Fe(III) and chloride concentrations. Nitrate has an synergistic action for Fe(III). Nitrate and chloride have antagonistic effect. An antagonistic action is present between nitrate, Fe(III) and chloride...
February 12, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201881/molecular-dynamics-study-of-nanoscale-organization-and-hydrogen-bonding-in-binary-mixtures-of-butylammonium-nitrate-ionic-liquid-and-primary-alcohols
#14
Gourav Shrivastav, Aditya Gupta, Aman Rastogi, Debdas Dhabal, Hemant K Kashyap
Molecular dynamics simulations are utilized here to explore the nanoscale morphology and the nature of hydrogen bonding in the equimolar mixtures of butylammonium nitrate protic ionic liquid with ethanol, propanol, and butanol. The X-ray scattering experimental study of Greaves et al. [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 13 501 (2011)] has evidenced that alkylammonium nitrate plus alcohol mixtures possess nanoscale structural order which becomes more pronounced as the chain length of the alcohol increases. Our analysis carried out using simulated total and partial X-ray scattering structure functions quantifies the basis of these observations...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201747/how-chlamydomonas-handles-nitrate-and-the-nitric-oxide-cycle
#15
Victoria Calatrava, Alejandro Chamizo-Ampudia, Emanuel Sanz-Luque, Francisco Ocaña-Calahorro, Angel Llamas, Emilio Fernandez, Aurora Galvan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199875/examining-the-impacts-of-increased-corn-production-on-groundwater-quality-using-a-coupled-modeling-system
#16
Valerie Garcia, Ellen Cooter, James Crooks, Brian Hinckley, Mark Murphy, Xiangnan Xing
This study demonstrates the value of a coupled chemical transport modeling system for investigating groundwater nitrate contamination responses associated with nitrogen (N) fertilizer application and increased corn production. The coupled Community Multiscale Air Quality Bidirectional and Environmental Policy Integrated Climate modeling system incorporates agricultural management practices and N exchange processes between the soil and atmosphere to estimate levels of N that may volatilize into the atmosphere, re-deposit, and seep or flow into surface and groundwater...
February 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199354/nitrate-capture-and-slow-release-in-biochar-amended-compost-and-soil
#17
Nikolas Hagemann, Claudia I Kammann, Hans-Peter Schmidt, Andreas Kappler, Sebastian Behrens
Slow release of nitrate by charred organic matter used as a soil amendment (i.e. biochar) was recently suggested as potential mechanism of nutrient delivery to plants which may explain some agronomic benefits of biochar. So far, isolated soil-aged and composted biochar particles were shown to release considerable amounts of nitrate only in extended (>1 h) extractions ("slow release"). In this study, we quantified nitrate and ammonium release by biochar-amended soil and compost during up to 167 h of repeated extractions in up to six consecutive steps to determine the effect of biochar on the overall mineral nitrogen retention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197916/regulation-of-plant-cellular-and-organismal-development-by-sumo
#18
Nabil Elrouby
This chapter clearly demonstrates the breadth and spectrum of the processes that SUMO regulates during plant development. The gross phenotypes observed in mutants of the SUMO conjugation and deconjugation enzymes reflect these essential roles, and detailed analyses of these mutants under different growth conditions revealed roles in biotic and abiotic stress responses, phosphate starvation, nitrate and sulphur metabolism, freezing and drought tolerance and response to excess copper. SUMO functions also intersect with those regulated by several hormones such as salicylic acid , abscisic acid , gibberellins and auxin, and detailed studies provide mechanistic clues of how sumoylation may regulate these processes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197825/peculiarities-in-thermal-evolution-of-precipitated-amorphous-calcium-phosphates-with-an-initial-ca-p-ratio-of-1-1
#19
Zoltan Zyman, Matthias Epple, Anton Goncharenko, Dmytro Rokhmistrov, Oleg Prymak, Kateryna Loza
Thermal evolution of amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) powder from a fast nitrate synthesis with a Ca/P ratio of 1:1 were studied in the range of 20-980 °C. The powder consisted of amorphous dicalcium phosphate anhydrate (CaHPO4) after heating to 200 °C. CaHPO4 gradually condensed to amorphous calcium pyrophosphate Ca2P2O7 (CPP) between 200 to 620 °C. Amorphous CPP crystallized at 620-740 °C to a metastable polymorph α'-CPP of the high-temperature phase α-CPP and β-CPP. The α'-CPP/ β-CPP phase ratio reached a maximum at 800 °C (60 wt% α'-CPP/40 wt% β-CPP), and α'-CPP gradually transformed to β-CPP at a higher temperature...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197141/metabolomic-and-metagenomic-analysis-of-two-crude-oil-production-pipelines-experiencing-differential-rates-of-corrosion
#20
Vincent Bonifay, Boris Wawrik, Jan Sunner, Emily C Snodgrass, Egemen Aydin, Kathleen E Duncan, Amy V Callaghan, Athenia Oldham, Turid Liengen, Iwona Beech
Corrosion processes in two North Sea oil production pipelines were studied by analyzing pig envelope samples via metagenomic and metabolomic techniques. Both production systems have similar physico-chemical properties and injection waters are treated with nitrate, but one pipeline experiences severe corrosion and the other does not. Early and late pigging material was collected to gain insight into the potential causes for differential corrosion rates. Metabolites were extracted and analyzed via ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI) in both positive and negative ion modes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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