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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088359/argentation-chromatography-coupled-to-ultrahigh-resolution-mass-spectrometry-for-the-separation-of-a-heavy-crude-oil
#1
Lilla Molnárné Guricza, Wolfgang Schrader
Simplification of highly complex mixtures such as crude oil by using chromatographic methods makes it possible to get more detailed information about the composition of the analyte. Separation by argentation chromatography can be achieved based on the interaction of different strength between the silver ions (Ag(+)) immobilized through a spacer on the silica gel surface and the π-bonds of the analytes. Heavy crude oils contain compounds with a high number of heteroatoms (N, O, S) and a high degree of unsaturation thus making them the perfect analyte for argentation chromatography...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088118/histidine-functionalized-carbon-based-dot-zinc-ii-nanoparticles-as-a-novel-stabilizer-for-pickering-emulsion-synthesis-of-polystyrene-microspheres
#2
Li Ruiyi, Li Zaijun, Liu Junkang
Carbon-based dots (CDs) are nanoparticles with size-dependent optical and electronic properties that have been widely applied in energy-efficient displays and lighting, photovoltaic devices and biological markers. However, conventional CDs are difficult to be used as ideal stabilizer for Pickering emulsion due to its irrational amphiphilic structure. The study designed and synthesized a new histidine-functionalized carbon dot-Zinc(II) nanoparticles, which is termed as His-CD-Zn. The His-CD was made via one-step hydrothermal treatment of histidine and maleic acid...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088081/lead-pb-2-and-copper-cu-2-remediation-from-water-using-superparamagnetic-maghemite-%C3%AE-fe2o3-nanoparticles-synthesized-by-flame-spray-pyrolysis-fsp
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Shalini Rajput, Lok P Singh, Charles U Pittman, Dinesh Mohan
Superparamagnetic maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles of controllable morphology were successfully synthesized using a flame spray pyrolysis (FSP) technique. Their physico-chemical properties, size, morphology, and surface chemistries were determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction patterns (SAED), SEM-EDX, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and pHZPC(6.3). Elemental contents before and after adsorption were identified using energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and elemental mapping...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081492/hassle-free-synthesis-of-nanodimensional-ni-cu-and-zn-sulfides-for-spectral-sensing-of-hg-cd-and-pb-a-comparative-study
#4
Zarina Ansari, Shib Shankar Singha, Abhijit Saha, Kamalika Sen
A simple room temperature synthesis method of Ni, Cu and Zn sulfide nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous medium is reported here. The NPs stabilized in aqueous medium by the citrate ions were characterized by UV-vis, ζ potentials, TEM and Raman spectroscopic techniques. The solid NPs could be isolated from the aqueous medium when allowed to stand for a prolonged time (~20h). The solids were also characterized by IR and powder X-ray analysis. The nanoparticles were further used for the development of facile optical sensing and detection of heavy metal ions at trace scale...
January 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079364/dna-modified-fe3o4-au-magnetic-nanoparticles-as-selective-probes-for-simultaneous-detection-of-heavy-metal-ions
#5
Peng Miao, Yuguo Tang, Lei Wang
Driven by the urgent need to detect trace heavy metal ions in various real water samples, this article demonstrates for the first time an electrochemical biosensor based on DNA modified Fe3O4@Au magnetic nanoparticles (NPs). Three DNA probes are designed to contain certain mismatched base pairs. One is thiolated and modified on the surface of Fe3O4@Au NPs (DNA 1). The other two probes (DNA 2 and 3) are labeled with two independent electrochemical species. Stable structures of cytosine-Ag+-cytosine and thymine-Hg2+-thymine formed in the presence of Ag+ and Hg2+ can assist the hybridization of DNA 1/DNA 2 and DNA 1/DNA 3, which locate corresponding electrochemical species onto the surface of the magnetic NPs...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079191/enhanced-radiation-tolerant-oxide-dispersion-strengthened-steel-and-its-microstructure-evolution-under-helium-implantation-and-heavy-ion-irradiation
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Chenyang Lu, Zheng Lu, Xu Wang, Rui Xie, Zhengyuan Li, Michael Higgins, Chunming Liu, Fei Gao, Lumin Wang
The world eagerly needs cleanly-generated electricity in the future. Fusion reactor is one of the most ideal energy resources to defeat the environmental degradation caused by the consumption of traditional fossil energy. To meet the design requirements of fusion reactor, the development of the structural materials which can sustain the elevated temperature, high helium concentration and extreme radiation environments is the biggest challenge for the entire material society. Oxide dispersion strengthened steel is one of the most popular candidate materials for the first wall/blanket applications in fusion reactor...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077128/treatment-planning-comparison-of-impt-vmat-and-4%C3%AF-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cases
#7
Angelia Tran, Jingjing Zhang, Kaley Woods, Victoria Yu, Dan Nguyen, Gary Gustafson, Lane Rosen, Ke Sheng
BACKGROUND: Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), non-coplanar 4π intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) represent the most advanced treatment methods based on heavy ion and X-rays, respectively. Here we compare their performance for prostate cancer treatment. METHODS: Ten prostate patients were planned using IMPT with robustness optimization, VMAT, and 4π to an initial dose of 54 Gy to a clinical target volume (CTV) that encompassed the prostate and seminal vesicles, then a boost prescription dose of 25...
January 11, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074222/regulation-of-membrane-fixation-and-energy-production-conversion-for-adaptation-and-recovery-of-zno-nanoparticle-impacted-nitrosomonas-europaea
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Junkang Wu, Huijie Lu, Guangcan Zhu, Lianghui Chen, Yan Chang, Ran Yu
The ZnO nanoparticle (NP) effects on typical ammonia-oxidizing bacteria, Nitrosomonas europaea in a chemostat bioreactor, and the cells' toxicity adaptation and recovery potentials were explored. Hardly any inhibition was observed when the NP concentration was high up to 10 mg/L. The cells exposed to 50 mg/L ZnO NPs displayed time-dependent impairment and recovery potentials in terms of cell density, membrane integrity, nitrite production rate, and ammonia monooxygenase activity. The 6-h NP stress impaired cells were nearly completely restored during a 12-h recovery incubation, while the longer exposure time would cause irretrievable cell damage...
January 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074016/cari-7a-development-and-validation
#9
Kyle Copeland
Aircrew members can be exposed to higher annual doses of natural ionizing radiation than members of the general population in most parts of the world. The principal ionizing radiation to which they are exposed is galactic cosmic radiation (GCR). Among the particles present in the primary spectrum are heavy ions: relativistic nuclei of lithium and heavier elements. These ions have very high radiation weighting factors and can contribute significantly to the effective dose at altitudes above the Pfotzer maximum...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069127/application-of-dahlia-like-molybdenum-disulfide-nanosheets-for-solid-phase-extraction-of-co-ii-in-vegetable-and-water-samples
#10
Mohammad Javad Aghagoli, Mostafa Hossein Beyki, Farzaneh Shemirani
Recently, molybdenum disulfide has been attracted considerable attention due to its unique three layered structure. Adsorption sites with abundant electron density on edges and surfaces of MoS2 can adsorb different metal ions with no need to ligand and functionalization. In this study, dahlia-like MoS2 nanosheets were prepared by a simple hydrothermal method and characterized using different tools such as FESEM, TEM, EDX, XRD, DLS and zeta potential measurements. Then, they were applied for solid phase extraction of Co(II) as an example of heavy metals...
May 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067319/c-elegans-on-a-chip-for-in-situ-and-in-vivo-ag-nanoparticles-uptake-and-toxicity-assay
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Jin Ho Kim, Seung Hwan Lee, Yun Jeong Cha, Sung Jin Hong, Sang Kug Chung, Tai Hyun Park, Shin Sik Choi
Nanomaterials are extensively used in consumer products and medical applications, but little is known about their environmental and biological toxicities. Moreover, the toxicity analysis requires sophisticated instruments and labor-intensive experiments. Here we report a microfluidic chip incorporated with the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans that rapidly displays the changes in body growth and gene expression specifically responsive to the silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). C. elegans were cultured in microfluidic chambers in the presence or absence of AgNPs and were consequently transferred to wedge-shaped channels, which immobilized the animals, allowing the evaluation of parameters such as length, moving distance, and fluorescence from the reporter gene...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064036/effects-of-specimen-size-and-mix-ratio-on-the-nickel-migration-behavior-of-landfill-waste-mixed-mortar
#12
M Aminul Haque
Landfill solid waste management system poses the potential source of silent wide-spread heavy metals like nickel poisoning in the entire ecosystem of nearby environment. Nickel containing demolish solid wastes are disposed at landfill zones to a great extent from where nickel migrate into the food chain through the surface water body as well as groundwater. Consequently, nickel exposure may cause different environmental problems. From this sense, it may be an attractive proposal to recycle the waste as a sustainable product...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062241/magnetic-epichlorohydrin-crosslinked-chitosan-schiff-s-base-m-eccsb-as-a-novel-adsorbent-for-the-removal-of-cu-ii-ions-from-aqueous-environment
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Yuvaraja Gutha, Yaping Zhang, Weijiang Zhang, Xu Jiao
Metal ions cause a serious public health problem. It is a great challenge to find an effective and efficient adsorbent to remove heavy metals from wastewater. Chitosan-based adsorbents are potential and effective for heavy metal ion removal. Hence a novel m-ECCSB was synthesized, characterized and utilized as an adsorbent for the removal of Cu(II) ions from aqueous solution. Various factors affecting the uptake behavior such as pH, adsorbent dosage, contact time, initial concentration of Cu(II) and temperature effect were investigated...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058420/sensitized-zno-nanorod-assemblies-to-detect-heavy-metal-contaminated-phytomedicines-spectroscopic-and-simulation-studies
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Damayanti Bagchi, Tuhin Kumar Maji, Samim Sardar, Peter Lemmens, Chinmoy Bhattacharya, Debjani Karmakar, Samir Kumar Pal
The immense pharmacological relevance of the herbal medicine curcumin including anti-cancer and anti-Alzheimer effects, suggests it to be a superior alternative to synthesised drugs. The diverse functionalities with minimal side effects intensify the use of curcumin not only as a dietary supplement but also as a therapeutic agent. Besides all this effectiveness, some recent literature reported the presence of deleterious heavy metal contaminants from various sources in curcumin leading to potential health hazards...
January 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050624/toxicity-assessment-of-binary-metal-mixtures-copper-zinc-to-nitrification-in-soilless-culture-with-the-extended-biotic-ligand-model
#15
Aiju Liu, JinXin Li, Menghong Li, Xiao Yin Niu, Jun Wang
Metals are always found in the environment as mixtures rather than as solitary elements. Only a limited number of studies have developed appropriate models that incorporate bioavailability to estimate the toxicity of heavy-metal mixtures. In the present study, we explored the applicability of two extended biotic ligand model (BLM) approaches-BLM-f mix and BLM-toxicity unit (TU)-to predict and interpret mixture toxicity with the assumption that interactions between metal ions obey the BLM theory. Exposure assays of single and mixed metals were performed with inoculums of an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium SD5 isolated from soil...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049779/cryoelectron-microscopy-of-fission-yeast
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Mary K Morphew, Thomas H Giddings, J Richard McIntosh
Fission yeast cells can be prepared for electron microscopy (EM) in the frozen-hydrated state. This eliminates the requirement for dehydration and heavy metal staining when preparing samples for EM. As with room temperature imaging, however, the yeast must be sectioned to make them thin enough for transmission of the electron beam. Cutting sections of vitreous ice with a microtome is challenging. An alternative method that uses a focused ion beam to make a thin sample by milling away much of the sample at liquid nitrogen temperatures is under development but is not yet available for routine use...
January 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049068/effect-of-oxygen-ion-irradiation-on-dielectric-structural-chemical-and-thermoluminescence-properties-of-natural-muscovite-mica
#17
Sukhnandan Kaur, Surinder Singh, Lakhwant Singh
Thin cleaved samples (~18µm) of natural muscovite mica were irradiated with 80MeV oxygen ion beam at fluence ranging from 1×10(12) to 5×10(13)ion/cm(2). The alterations in dielectric, structural, chemical and thermoluminescence properties of irradiated as well as pristine samples have been investigated. Dielectric constant decreases while other dielectric parameters such as dielectric loss, tanδ, ac conductivity, real and imaginary parts of electric modulus increase with increase of ion fluence. Williamson Hall investigation has been utilized to ascertain crystallite size and micro strain of pristine and irradiated samples...
December 29, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048746/su-f-t-46-the-effect-of-inter-seed-attenuation-and-tissue-composition-in-prostate-125i-brachytherapy-dose-calculations
#18
K Tamura, F Araki, T Ohno
PURPOSE: To investigate the difference of dose distributions with/without the effect of inter-seed attenuation and tissue compositions in prostate (125) I brachytherapy dose calculations, using Monte Carlo simulations of Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS). METHODS: The dose distributions in (125) I prostate brachytherapy were calculated using PHITS for non-simultaneous and simultaneous alignments of STM1251 sources in water or prostate phantom for six patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048551/we-fg-brb-02-spatial-mapping-of-the-rbe-of-scanned-particle-beams
#19
D Grosshans
: The physical pattern of energy deposition and the enhanced relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of protons and carbon ions compared to photons offer unique and not fully understood or exploited opportunities to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy. Variations in RBE within a pristine or spread out Bragg peak and between particle types may be exploited to enhance cell killing in target regions without a corresponding increase in damage to normal tissue structures. In addition, the decreased sensitivity of hypoxic tumors to photon-based therapies may be partially overcome through the use of more densely ionizing radiations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048200/su-f-t-62-three-dimensional-dosimetric-gamma-analysis-for-impacts-of-tissue-inhomogeneity-using-monte-carlo-simulation-in-intracavitary-brachytheray-for-cervix-carcinoma
#20
Tran Thi Thao Nguyen, Hidetaka Arimura, Yoshifumi Oku, Takahiro Nakamoto, Yusuke Shibayama, Takashi Yoshiura
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts of tissue inhomogeneity on dose distributions using a three-dimensional (3D) gamma analysis in cervical intracavitary brachytherapy using Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. METHODS: MC simulations for comparison of dose calculations were performed in a water phantom and a series of CT images of a cervical cancer patient (stage: Ib; age: 27) by employing a MC code, Particle and Heavy Ion Transport Code System (PHIT) version 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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