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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742986/adsorption-of-mesitylene-via-mesoporous-adsorbents
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Kai Chun Nien, Feng Tang Chang, Moo Been Chang
Mesitylene (or 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene) is a volatile organic compound emitted from various industrial processes, e.g., spray coating. Its emissions have become a critical issue because mesitylene is toxic and cannot be removed using traditional adsorbents, e.g., zeolite (H-ZSM-5; the diameter of mesitylene molecules is greater than the pore size of H-ZSM-5). Hence, an adsorbent with a large pore size, MCM-41, is used in this study to investigate its adsorption capacity for mesitylene and is compared with that of H-ZSM-5...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742840/glaucomatous-changes-in-lamina-pores-shape-within-the-lamina-cribrosa-using-wide-bandwidth-femtosecond-mode-locked-laser-oct
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Takuhei Shoji, Hiroto Kuroda, Masayuki Suzuki, Hisashi Ibuki, Makoto Araie, Shin Yoneya
PURPOSE: The lamina cribrosa (LC) is known to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. Although it has been reported that striae-shaped or slit-shaped lamina pores are more frequent in eyes with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), this observation is based only on fundus photography. The primary object of this study is to perform layer-by-layer comparisons of the shape of lamina pores within the LC in vivo. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Optic nerve head B-scans were obtained using custom-made broad-wavelength optical coherence tomography with a mode-locked laser...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741931/chromium-ii-metal-organic-polyhedra-as-highly-porous-materials
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Jinhee Park, Zachary Perry, Ying-Pin Chen, Jaeyeon Bae, Hong-Cai Zhou
Herein we report for the first time the synthesis of Cr(II)-based metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) and the characterization of their porosities. Unlike the isostructural Cu(II)- or Mo(II)-based MOPs, Cr(II)-based MOPs show unusually high gas uptakes and surface areas. The combination of comparatively robust dichromium paddlewheel units (Cr2-units), cage symmetries, and packing motifs enable these materials to achieve Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface areas of up to 1000 m2/g. Reducing the aggregation of the Cr(II)-based MOPs upon activation makes their pores more accessible than their Cu(II) or Mo(II) counterparts...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740979/transport-of-water-molecules-through-noncylindrical-pores-in-multilayer-nanoporous-graphene
#4
Majid Shahbabaei, Daejoong Kim
In this study, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are used to examine the water transport properties through asymmetric hourglass-shaped pores in multilayer nanoporous graphene with a constant interlayer separation of 6 Å. The properties of the tested asymmetric hourglass-shaped pores [with the models having long cone (l1, -P) and short cone (l2, +P) entrances] are compared to a symmetric pore model. The study findings indicate that the water occupancy increases across the asymmetric pore (l1, -P) compared to (l2, +P), because of the length effect...
July 25, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740862/giant-convecting-mud-balls-of-the-early-solar-system
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Philip A Bland, Bryan J Travis
Carbonaceous asteroids may have been the precursors to the terrestrial planets, yet despite their importance, numerous attempts to model their early solar system geological history have not converged on a solution. The assumption has been that hydrothermal alteration was occurring in rocky asteroids with material properties similar to meteorites. However, these bodies would have accreted as a high-porosity aggregate of igneous clasts (chondrules) and fine-grained primordial dust, with ice filling much of the pore space...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740783/bone-morphogenetic-protein-7-enhances-degradation-of-osteoinductive-bioceramic-implants-in-an-ectopic-model
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J Camilo Roldán, Tim Klünter, Peter Schulz, Ulrike Deisinger, Claudius Diez, Waltraud Waiss, Christian Kirschneck, Torsten E Reichert, Rainer Detsch
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the degradation pattern of highly porous bioceramics as well as the bone formation in presence of bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP-7) in an ectopic site. METHODS: Novel calcium phosphate ceramic cylinders sintered at 1,300°C with a total porosity of 92-94 vol%, 45 pores per inch, and sized 15 mm (Ø) × 5 mm were grafted on the musculus latissimus dorsi bilaterally in 10 Göttingen minipigs: group I (n = 5): hydroxyapatite (HA) versus biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP), a mixture of HA and tricalcium phosphate (TCP) in a ratio of 60/40 wt%; group II (n = 5): TCP versus BCP...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739544/in-vitro-degradation-of-calcium-phosphates-effect-of-multiscale-porosity-textural-properties-and-composition
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A Díez-Escudero, M Espanol, S Beats, M P Ginebra
The capacity of calcium phosphates to be replaced by bone is tightly linked to their resorbability. However, the relative importance of some textural parameters on their degradation behaviour is still unclear. The present study aims to quantify the effect of composition, specific surface area (SSA), and porosity at various length scales (nano-, micro- and macroporosity) on the in vitro degradation of different calcium phosphates. Degradation studies were performed in an acidic medium to mimic the osteoclastic environment...
July 21, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739483/structural-modeling-for-the-open-state-of-an-nmda-receptor
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Xiaodong Pang, Huan-Xiang Zhou
NMDA receptors are tetrameric ligand-gated ion channels that are crucial for neurodevelopment and higher order processes such as learning and memory, and have been implicated in numerous neurological disorders. The lack of a structure for the channel open state has greatly hampered the understanding of the normal gating process and mechanisms of disease-associated mutations. Here we report the structural modeling for the open state of an NMDA receptor. Staring from the crystal structure of the closed state, we repacked the pore-lining helices to generate an initial open model...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739256/palmitoylation-of-ca-2-channel-subunit-cav%C3%AE-2a-induces-pancreatic-beta-cell-toxicity-via-ca-2-overload
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Abdulla S Kazim, Petter Storm, Enming Zhang, Erik Renström
High blood glucose triggers the release of insulin from pancreatic beta cells, but if chronic, causes cellular stress, partly due to impaired Ca(2+) homeostasis. Ca(2+) influx is controlled by voltage-gated calcium channels (CaV) and high density of CaV in the plasma membrane could lead to Ca(2+) overload. Trafficking of the pore-forming CaVα1 subunit to the plasma membrane is regulated by auxiliary subunits, such as the CaVβ2a subunit. This study investigates, using Ca(2+) imaging and immunohistochemistry, the role of palmitoylation of CaVβ2a in maintaining Ca(2+) homeostasis and beta cell function...
July 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739150/plasma-assisted-surface-treatments-of-biomaterials
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L Minati, C Migliaresi, L Lunelli, G Viero, M Dalla Serra, G Speranza
The biocompatibility of an implant depends upon the material it is composed of, in addition to the prosthetic device's morphology, mechanical and surface properties. Properties as porosity and pore size should allow, when required, cells penetration and proliferation. Stiffness and strength, that depend on the bulk characteristics of the material, should match the mechanical requirements of the prosthetic applications. Surface properties should allow integration in the surrounding tissues by activating proper communication pathways with the surrounding cells...
July 12, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738643/facile-preparation-of-3-d-floor-like-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-functionalized-graphene-composites-and-its-application-for-selective-enrichment-of-n-glycans-from-human-serum
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Quanqing Zhang, Yuanyu Huang, Haofan Sun, Yangyang Gan, Huali Shen, Bin Jia, Pengyuan Yang
Novel 3-D floor-like ordered mesoporous carbon functionalized graphene composites, FLOMC-GO, with high graphitized carbon contents were successfully synthesized using a soft template method. The one-pot sol-gel method was employed to prepare the silica soft template. Then, the sandwich-like composites were further combined together to form a 3-D structure through pre-carbonization and carbonization. During these procedures, the sulphonyl and sulfide bridges were formed by cross-linking processes to connect the phenyl rings...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738585/ordered-mesoporous-silica-film-as-a-novel-fiber-coating-for-solid-phase-microextraction
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Hui Jiang, Jiansheng Li, Xingru Hu, Jinyou Shen, Xiuyun Sun, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang
Ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) film supported on anodized titanium wire was fabricated as a new solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber for the extraction of chlorophenols (CPs) from aqueous media followed by the determination with gas chromatography flame ionization detection (GC-FID). The supported OMS film was prepared via a solvent evaporation-induced self-assembly approach (EISA) combined with dip-coating technology. Commonly used fragile fused silica fiber was replaced by anodized titanium wire. The coating materials were characterized by N2 adsorption-desorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738549/chemical-and-structural-characterization-of-char-development-during-lignocellulosic-biomass-pyrolysis
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Lihle D Mafu, Hein W J P Neomagus, Raymond C Everson, Christien A Strydom, Marion Carrier, Gregory N Okolo, John R Bunt
The chemical and structural changes of three lignocellulosic biomass samples during pyrolysis were investigated using both conventional and advanced characterization techniques. The use of ATR-FTIR as a characterization tool is extended by the proposal of a method to determine aromaticity, the calculation of both CH2/CH3 ratio and the degree of aromatic ring condensation ((R/C)u). With increasing temperature, the H/C and O/C ratios, XA and CH2/CH3 ratio decreased, while (R/C)u and aromaticity increased. The micropore network developed with increasing temperature, until the coalescence of pores at 1100°C, which can be linked to increasing carbon densification, extent of aromatization and/or graphitization of the biomass chars...
July 6, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738529/nitrogen-functionalization-biochars-derived-from-wheat-straws-via-molten-salt-synthesis-an-efficient-adsorbent-for-atrazine-removal
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Fan Yang, Lili Sun, Weiling Xie, Qun Jiang, Yan Gao, Wei Zhang, Ying Zhang
N-doped porous carbon sheets (NPCS) resulted from wheat straws are fabricated through using molten salts via the carbonization-functionalization progress, which show unique hierarchical structure, large pore volume and high surface area with affluent micropores. Results indicate that there exist many hierarchical pores consisting of the single carbon sheet with ultrathin nature, owing to the template role of molten salt mixtures at high temperature. Such superior structure can bring about desired performance of adsorption capacity of 82...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738283/visual-and-reversible-carbon-dioxide-sensing-enabled-by-doctor-blade-coated-macroporous-photonic-crystals
#15
Yi-Han Lin, Shing-Yi Suen, Hongta Yang
With significant impacts of carbon dioxide on global climate change, carbon dioxide sensing is of great importance. However, most of the existing sensing technologies are prone to interferences from carbon monoxide, or suffer from the use of sophisticated instruments. This research reports the development of reproducible carbon dioxide sensor using roll-to-roll compatible doctor blade coated three-dimensional macroporous photonic crystals. The pores are functionalized with amine groups to allow the reaction with carbon dioxide in the presence of humidity...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738160/atrial-selective-k-channel-blockers-potential-antiarrhythmic-drugs-in-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Ursula Ravens
In the wake of demographic change in Western countries atrial fibrillation has reached an epidemiological scale, yet current strategies for drug treatment of the arrhythmia lack sufficient efficacy and safety. In search of novel medications, atrial-selective drugs that specifically target atrial over other cardiac functions have been developed. In this lecture, I will address drugs acting on potassium (K+) channels that are either predominantly expressed in atria or possess electrophysiological properties distinct in atria from ventricles...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737672/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-as-drug-delivery-vehicles-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Anna Watermann, Juergen Brieger
Even though cancer treatment has improved over the recent decades, still more specific and effective treatment concepts are mandatory. Surgical removal is not always possible, metastases are challenging and chemo- and radiotherapy can not only have severe side-effects but also resistances may occur. To cope with these challenges more efficient therapies with fewer side-effects are required. One promising approach is the use of drug delivery vehicles. Here, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) are discussed as biodegradable drug carrier to improve efficacy and reduce side-effects...
July 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737372/facile-synthesis-of-different-morphologies-cu2sns3-for-high-performance-supercapacitors
#18
Chao Wang, Hanqing Tian, Jing Jiang, Ting Zhou, Qing Zeng, XinRui He, Pei Huang, Yan Yao
Cu2SnS3 is considered as an emerging potential candidate for electrode materials due to considerable interlayer spaces and tunnels in its crystal structures and excellent conducting ability. Ternary Cu2SnS3 as anode in lithium ion batteries has already been reported, but it is rarely mentioned to be applied in supercapacitors which is considered to be a complementary energy storage device for lithium ion batteries. It is an effective method to improve the electrochemical performance of materials by adjusting the morphology and microstructure of materials...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737176/room-temperature-fabrication-of-a-three-dimensional-porous-silicon-framework-inspired-by-a-polymer-foaming-process
#19
Zi Wang, Zhongyu Hou
A room-temperature routine for the fabrication of a three-dimensional silicon porous framework inspired by a polymer foaming process is introduced. The obtained micron-sized pores can be further modified by hydrothermal growth of nanowires to form a hierarchical porous composite framework.
July 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737155/dawestrema-cycloancistrium-monogenea-from-the-head-pores-of-arapaimas
#20
Cláudia Portes Santos, Maralina Torres da Silva, Franti Ek Moravec
Arapaima gigas is one of the main cultured fish species in South America, and monogenean parasites of this species cause large economic losses to fish farmers. During surveys of the parasites of cultured arapaimas from Mexiana Island in the Amazon River Delta, Rio Branco, in northwestern Brazilian Amazonia, and Yurimaguas, Peru, the monogenean Dawestrema cycloancistrium was found in the gills of A. gigas as well as in previously unreported sites, i.e. the head pores and chambers. The aim of this study was to investigate the transmission route of this parasite and its geographical distribution as well as to describe its morphology as observed by light and confocal imaging...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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