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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651342/emissions-of-volatile-odorous-metabolites-by-clostridium-perfringens-in-vitro-study-using-two-broth-cultures
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Nishchal K Sharma, Chuck Keerqin, Shu-Biao Wu, Mingan Choct, Robert A Swick
An in vitro study was carried out to investigate the volatile odorous metabolites produced by necrotic enteritis inducing Clostridium perfringens (Cp) type A field strain (EHE-NE18) cultured in two broth media (thioglycollate broth, brain heart infusion broth) at three levels (0, 103 cfu/mL, 106 cfu/mL) using 2 × 3 factorial arrangement of treatments, with each replicated three times. The culture media with and without Cp was freshly prepared on the day of measurement and the culture headspace concentration of odorants was measured using selected ion-flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS)...
June 23, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639032/case-study-microbial-ecology-and-forensics-of-chinese-drywall-elemental-sulfur-disproportionation-as-primary-generator-of-hydrogen-sulfide
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Francisco A Tomei Torres
Drywall manufactured in China released foul odors attributed to volatile sulfur compounds. These included hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, and sulfur dioxide. Given that calcium sulfate is the main component of drywall, one would suspect bacterial reduction of sulfate to sulfide as the primary culprit. However, when the forensics, i.e., the microbial and chemical signatures left in the drywall, are studied, the evidence suggests that, rather than dissimilatory sulfate reduction, disproportionation of elemental sulfur to hydrogen sulfide and sulfate was actually the primary cause of the malodors...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629219/thermally-induced-generation-of-desirable-aroma-active-compounds-from-the-glucosinolate-sinigrin
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Eva Ortner, Michael Granvogl
Glucosinolates are the most abundant secondary sulfur-containing plant metabolites in the plant family of Brassicaceae. These phytochemicals are well-known for their enzymatic degradation induced by the enzyme myrosinase resulting in pungent odor impressions derived from their respective degradation products. However, up to now, only little attention has been paid to non-enzymatic thermal degradation and the release of additional aroma-active compounds. Thermal treatment is particularly important in the processing of Brassica vegetables, and, thereby, glucosinolates as precursors can act as a natural source of odorants...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622437/detection-of-halitosis-in-breath-between-the-past-present-and-future
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Morad K Nakhleh, Marceau Quatredeniers, Hossam Haick
In order to develop a new generation of diagnostics for halitosis, replacing the subjective organoleptic assessment, a series of exhaled breath analyzers has been developed and assessed. All three devices rely on the assessment of exhaled Volatile Sulfuric Compounds (VSCs), which are mainly generated in and emitted from the oral cavity, contributing to the malodor. Portable, on-site and easy to use, these devices have potential for non-invasive diagnosis of halitosis. However, global assessment of exhaled VSCs alone has two main drawbacks: (1) the absence of VCSs does not rule out halitosis; (2) non-sulfuric volatile compounds that could be biomarkers of systemic diseases, found in up to 15% of halitosis cases, are neglected...
June 16, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597472/aroma-volatile-profile-of-black-morel-morchella-importuna-grown-in-israel
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Zipora Tietel, Segula Masaphy
BACKGROUND: Headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) method with gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to profile the aroma volatiles of mature fruiting bodies of Morchella importuna grown in Israel. RESULTS: We tentatively identified 40 aroma compounds and seven unknown volatiles. The M. importuna aroma profile consisted of 14 aldehydes, 6 alcohols, 10 methyl esters, 4 heterocyclic/sulfur compounds, 10 carbohydrates and 3 other compounds-one acid, one ketone and one butyl ester...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553707/wafer-scale-synthesized-mos2-porous-silicon-nanostructures-for-efficient-and-selective-ethanol-sensing-at-room-temperature
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Priyanka Dwivedi, Samaresh Das, Saakshi Dhanekar
This paper presents the performance of a highly selective ethanol sensor based on MoS2-functionalized porous silicon (PSi). The uniqueness of the sensor includes its method of fabrication, wafer scalability, affinity for ethanol, and high sensitivity. MoS2 nanoflakes (NFs) were synthesized by sulfurization of oxidized radio-frequency (RF)-sputtered Mo thin films. The MoS2 NFs synthesis technique is superior in comparison to other methods, because it is chip-scalable and low in cost. Interdigitated electrodes (IDEs) were used to record resistive measurements from MoS2/PSi sensors in the presence of volatile organic compound (VOC) and moisture at room temperature...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549212/synthesis-of-four-monoterpene-derived-organosulfates-and-their-quantification-in-atmospheric-aerosol-samples
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Yuchen Wang, Jingyun Ren, X H Hilda Huang, Rongbiao Tong, Jian Zhen Yu
Monoterpenes, a major class of biogenic volatile organic compounds, are known to produce oxidation products that further react with sulfate to form organosulfates. The accurate quantification of monoterpene-derived organosulfates (OSs) is necessary for quantifying this controllable aerosol source; however, it has been hampered by a lack of authentic standards. Here we report a unified synthesis strategy starting from the respective monoterpene through Upjohn dihydroxylation or Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation followed by monosulfation with the sulfur trioxide-pyridine complex...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512650/effect-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-%C3%A2-and-laser-alone-as-adjunct-to-mechanical-debridement-in-the-management-of-halitosis-a-systematic-review
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Sergio Varela Kellesarian, Vanessa Ros Malignaggi, Abdulaziz A Al-Kheraif, Mansour Al-Askar, Michael Yunker, Fawad Javed
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of laser therapy (LT) and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as adjunct to mechanical debridement (MD) on the management of halitosis. DATA SOURCES: In order to address the focused question "Is MD with adjunct LT and/or aPDT more effective in the management of halitosis compared with MD alone?" an electronic search without time or language restrictions was conducted up to January 2017 in indexed databases using the combination of different key words including photochemotherapy, lasers, light, photodynamic therapy, halitosis, and bad breath...
2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494291/distribution-and-sensorial-relevance-of-volatile-organic-compounds-emitted-throughout-wastewater-biosolids-processing
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R M Fisher, N Le-Minh, E C Sivret, J P Alvarez-Gaitan, S J Moore, R M Stuetz
A diverse range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from wastewater biosolids processing. Odorous emissions are predominately made up of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) which are typically the only odorants measured. However, a range of VOCs are known to contribute to malodours yet previous studies often overlook the contribution of VOCs in comparison with VSCs. This study aims to evaluate how emissions are affected by different biosolids processing configurations, and if any non-sulfur VOCs should be included in odour measurement and management...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490149/aroma-profile-and-sensory-characteristics-of-a-sulfur-dioxide-free-mulberry-morus-nigra-wine-subjected-to-non-thermal-accelerating-aging-techniques
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William Tchabo, Yongkun Ma, Emmanuel Kwaw, Haining Zhang, Lulu Xiao, Haroon Elrasheid Tahir
The present study was undertaken to assess accelerating aging effects of high pressure, ultrasound and manosonication on the aromatic profile and sensorial attributes of aged mulberry wines (AMW). A total of 166 volatile compounds were found amongst the AMW. The outcomes of the investigation were presented by means of geometric mean (GM), cluster analysis (CA), principal component analysis (PCA), partial least squares regressions (PLSR) and principal component regression (PCR). GM highlighted 24 organoleptic attributes responsible for the sensorial profile of the AMW...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472208/ambient-air-pollution-and-risk-of-gestational-hypertension
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Yeyi Zhu, Cuilin Zhang, Danping Liu, Sandie Ha, Sung Soo Kim, Anna Pollack, Pauline Mendola
Air pollution has been linked to hypertension in the general population, but data on gestational hypertension (GH) are limited. We investigated air pollutants and toxics during preconception and early gestation in relation to GH risk in the Consortium on Safe Labor/Air Quality and Reproductive Health Study (2002-2008). Modified Community Multiscale Air Quality models estimated air pollution exposures among 6,074 singleton pregnancies with GH and 199,980 normotensives. Generalized estimating equations estimated relative risks per interquartile-range increment for pollutants and high exposure (≥75th percentile) for toxics, after adjustment for major risk factors...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467079/allium-cepa-l-response-to-sodium-selenite-se-iv-studied-in-plant-roots-by-a-lc-ms-based-proteomic-approach
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Jakub Karasinski, Kazimierz Wrobel, Alma Rosa Corrales Escobosa, Anna Konopka, Ewa Bulska, Katarzyna Wrobel
Liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry was used for the first time to investigate the impact of Se(IV) (10 mgSe L(-1) as sodium selenite) on Allium cepa L. root proteome. Using MaxQuant platform, more than 600 proteins were found; 42 were identified based on at least 2 razor + unique peptides, score > 25, and were found to be differentially expressed in the exposed versus control roots with t-test difference > ±0.70 (p < 0.05, Perseus). Se(IV) caused growth inhibition and the decrease of total RNA in roots...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463751/influence-of-physicochemical-characteristics-and-high-pressure-processing-on-the-volatile-fraction-of-iberian-dry-cured-ham
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Nerea Martínez-Onandi, Ana Rivas-Cañedo, Marta Ávila, Sonia Garde, Manuel Nuñez, Antonia Picon
The volatile fraction of 30 Iberian dry-cured hams of different physicochemical characteristics and the effect of high pressure processing (HPP) at 600MPa on volatile compounds were investigated. According to the analysis of variance carried out on the levels of 122 volatile compounds, intramuscular fat content influenced the levels of 8 benzene compounds, 5 carboxylic acids, 2 ketones, 2 furanones, 1 alcohol, 1 aldehyde and 1 sulfur compound, salt concentration influenced the levels of 1 aldehyde and 1 ketone, salt-in-lean ratio had no effect on volatile compounds, and water activity influenced the levels of 3 sulfur compounds, 1 alcohol and 1 aldehyde...
April 25, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458205/assessing-iron-and-aluminum-based-coagulants-for-odour-and-pathogen-reductions-in-sludge-digesters-and-enhanced-digestate-dewaterability
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Deniz Akgul, Timothy Abbott, Cigdem Eskicioglu
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an effective way of recovering energy and nutrients from organic waste. However, several issues including the production of corrosive, highly odorous and toxic volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) in digester biogas, and long digestion times to achieve sufficient pathogen reductions can limit its wider adoption. In this study, Kemira™ PIX-311 (ferric chloride), PAX XL-6 (aluminum chloride hydroxide sulfate), and PAX XL-19 (polyaluminum chlorohydrate) were added to the digester feeds to evaluate the effects on digester stability, organic removal, VSCs formation in digester headspace, pathogen removal and sludge dewaterability...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449999/the-effects-of-copper-fining-on-the-wine-content-in-sulfur-off-odors-and-on-their-evolution-during-accelerated-anoxic-storage
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Eduardo Vela, Purificación Hernández-Orte, Ernesto Franco-Luesma, Vicente Ferreira
Three different red wines with reductive character have been treated with two different doses of copper sulfate (0.06 and 0.5mg/L) and with a commercial copper-containing product at the recommended dose (0.6mg/L). Wines were in contact with copper one week, centrifuged and stored at 50°C in strict anoxia for 2weeks (up to 7 in one case). Brine-releasable (BR-) and free fractions of Volatile Sulfur Compounds were determined throughout the process. Relevant increases of BR-H2S suggest that those wines contained other H2S precursors non-detectable by the brine dilution method...
September 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448151/methoxysulfinyl-radical-ch3oso-gas-phase-generation-photochemistry-and-oxidation
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Qifan Liu, Zhuang Wu, Jian Xu, Yan Lu, Hongmin Li, Xiaoqing Zeng
Methylsulfoxide radicals CH3SOx (x = 1-4) are key reactive sulfur species (RSS) in the atmospheric oxidation of volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSCs). Through flash vacuum pyrolysis (FVP) of trifluoromethanesulfinic acid methyl ester CF3S(O)OCH3 at 1000 K, the methoxysulfinyl radical CH3OSO has been generated in the gas phase and subsequently characterized in cryogenic N2, Ar, and Ne matrices by IR spectroscopy. Upon 266 nm laser irradiation, CH3OSO efficiently isomerizes to the less stable methylsulfonyl radical CH3SO2 in matrices without noticeable decomposition...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442132/gas-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection-in-series-with-flame-ionisation-detection
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Ronda Gras, Jim Luong, Robert A Shellie
We introduce a gas chromatography detection approach that uses diode array detection operated in series with flame ionisation detection and demonstrate the utility of the detection approach for determination of volatile organic compounds. Diode array detection brings ultraviolet - visible spectroscopy (over a range of 190-640nm) onto the capillary gas chromatography time-scale, where average peak widths of analytes are on the order of 3-5s. The non-destructive nature of the diode array detector affords serially-coupled flame ionisation detection...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436828/sensory-profile-and-volatile-aroma-composition-of-reduced-alcohol-merlot-wines-fermented-with-metschnikowia-pulcherrima-and-saccharomyces-uvarum
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C Varela, A Barker, T Tran, A Borneman, C Curtin
Strategies for production of wines containing lower alcohol concentrations are in strong demand, for reasons of quality, health, and taxation. Development and application of wine yeasts that are less efficient at transforming grape sugars into ethanol has the potential to allow winemakers the freedom to make lower alcohol wines from grapes harvested at optimal ripeness, without the need for post-fermentation processes aimed at removing ethanol. We have recently shown that two non-conventional wine yeast species Metschnikowia pulcherrima and Saccharomyces uvarum were both able to produce wine with reduced alcohol concentration...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403513/a-new-negative-and-positive-gas-ion-source-for-isotope-ratio-mass-spectrometry
#19
Tomasz Pieńkos, Stanisław Hałas
RATIONALE: The goal of this research was to construct an effective gas ion source for isotope ratio mass spectrometry, which generates sufficiently strong and stable ion beams for multiple isotope ratio analysis of sulfur and oxygen from readily available gases such as SO2 , CO2 , CO, O2 and chlorine from CH3 Cl gas. METHODS: By means of a 60° sector mass spectrometer equipped with a new type of sensitive ion source and with a dual-inlet system and triple collector assembly, we have measured (34) S/(32) S and challenging (36) S/(32) S isotope ratios using positive sulfur ions generated from SO2 gas...
June 15, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402302/odorous-volatile-organic-compound-voc-emissions-from-ageing-anaerobically-stabilised-biosolids
#20
R M Fisher, R J Barczak, J P Alvarez Gaitan, N Le-Minh, R M Stuetz
Opportunities for the beneficial re-use of biosolids are limited by nuisance odour emissions. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from anaerobically stabilised biosolids were measured to identify compounds that could contribute to the overall odour character of nuisance emissions. Flux hood sampling and chemical analysis were used to identify VOCs emitted from biosolids as they were stored in ambient conditions. Compounds emitted varied as the biosolid cakes were stored for a period of 50 days. VOCs detected in the biosolids are likely to occur from catchment sources as well as abiotic and biotic generation in the wastewater processing and the biosolids as they are stored...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
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