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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738614/in-situ-synthesis-of-reduced-graphene-oxide-gold-nanoparticles-modified-electrode-for-speciation-analysis-of-copper-in-seawater
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Ming Liu, Dawei Pan, Wen Pan, Yun Zhu, Xueping Hu, Haitao Han, Chenchen Wang, Dazhong Shen
In this paper, reduced graphene oxide/gold nanoparticle/Nafion (rGO/AuNP/Nafion) modified electrode was fabricated through in-situ synthesis and used for determination of copper ions in strong salt electrolyte (0.5M NaCl) by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry (DPASV). This in-situ synthesis procedure was based on the ion-exchange and electrochemical reduction. The use of rGO provided a larger electrode surface and the presence of more active sites, while electron transfer was accelerated by incorporating AuNPs...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738593/boron-nitride-nanosheets-as-a-platform-for-fluorescence-sensing
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Yuanjin Zhan, Jingjing Yan, Mei Wu, Longhua Guo, Zhenyu Lin, Bin Qiu, Guonan Chen, Kwok-Yin Wong
Hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets (BNNS), one kind of inorganic graphene analogue, exhibit high fluorescence quenching ability via the photo-induced electron transfer (PET) and different affinity toward single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). As a proof of concept, the BNNS was first used as a sensing platform for the rapid detection of DNA and small molecules with high sensitivity and selectivity in this study. This strategy is versatile and quick fluorescence sensing of DNA and extensive DNA related analytes such as metal cations and small molecules...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738574/a-highly-selective-and-sensitive-fluorescent-probe-for-hypochlorous-acid-and-its-lysosome-targetable-biological-applications
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Chang Liu, Xiaojie Jiao, Song He, Liancheng Zhao, Xianshun Zeng
A novel lysosome-targetable fluorescence probe PT-1 based on a photoinduced electron transfer (PET) mechanism has been designed and synthesized. For comparison, the probe PT-2 without morpholine moiety as a lysosome-directing group was also synthesized and investigated. Probes PT-1 and PT-2 exhibited high selectivity, high sensitivity (with the detection limits down to the 10(-10)M range) and response in real time (within 10s) toward HOCl over other reactive oxygen species (ROS). Both PT-1 and PT-2 were cell permeable and enabled them to be used for monitoring of HOCl in living cells...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738153/electronic-coupling-for-donor-bridge-acceptor-systems-with-a-bridge-overlap-approach
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Alessandro Biancardi, Seth C Martin, Cameron Liss, Marco Caricato
Understanding the modulation of the electronic coupling in donor-acceptor systems connected through an aliphatic bridge is crucial from a fundamental point of view as well as for the development of organic electronics. In this work, we present a first-principles approach for the calculation of the electronic coupling (or transfer integrals) in such systems via a block-diagonalization of the Fock/Kohn-Sham matrix of the supersystem, followed by a projection on the basis of the fragment orbitals of the donor and acceptor groups...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737942/the-role-of-rydberg-valence-coupling-in-the-ultrafast-relaxation-dynamics-of-acetone
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Markus Koch, Bernhard Thaler, Pascal Heim, Wolfgang E Ernst
The electronic structure of excited states of acetone is represented by a Rydberg manifold that is coupled to valence states which provide very fast and efficient relaxation pathways. We observe and characterize the transfer of population from photoexcited Rydberg states (6p, 6d, 7s) to a whole series of lower Rydberg states (3p to 4d) and a simultaneous decay of population from these states. We obtain these results with time-resolved photoelectron-photoion coincidence (PEPICO) detection in combination with the application of Bayesian statistics for data analysis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737893/uncondensed-graphitic-carbon-nitride-on-reduced-graphene-oxide-for-oxygen-sensing-via-a-photoredox-mechanism
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James E Ellis, Dan C Sorescu, Seth C Burkert, David L White, Alexander Star
Melon, a polymeric, uncondensed graphitic carbon nitride with a two-dimensional structure has been coupled with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) to create an oxygen chemiresistor sensor that is active under UV photoactivation. Oxygen gas is an important sensor target in a variety of areas including industrial safety, combustion process monitoring, as well as environmental and biomedical fields. Due to the intimate electrical interface formed between melon and rGO, charge transfer of photoexcited electrons occurs between the two materials when under UV (λ=365 nm) irradiation...
July 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737809/hybrid-density-functional-theory-modeling-of-ca-zn-and-al-ion-batteries-using-the-chevrel-phase-mo6s8-cathode
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Taylor R Juran, Manuel Smeu
Hybrid density functional theory (DFT) is used to study the Chevrel phase Mo6X8 (X = S, Se, Te) as a promising cathode material intercalated with various metal ions (M = Li, Na, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Zn, Al). Electronic properties and voltages are calculated for each case. Ca ions are predicted to produce a voltage output ranging from 1.8-2.1 V, comparable to the voltage calculated for Li ions while providing two electrons per transferred ion. The highest voltage is determined to result when the chalcogen X in Mo6X8 is S, over Se or Te...
July 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737611/can-resistance-training-enhance-the-rapid-force-development-in-unloaded-dynamic-isoinertial-multi-joint-movements-a-systematic-review
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Bas Van Hooren, Frans Bosch, Kenneth Meijer
Van Hooren, B, Bosch, F, and Meijer, K. Can resistance training enhance the rapid force development in unloaded dynamic isoinertial multi-joint movements? A systematic review. J Strength Cond Res 31(8): 2324-2337, 2017-The objectives of this systematic review were to (a) evaluate whether resistance training can improve the rapid force development in unloaded dynamic isoinertial multi-joint movements and (b) investigate whether these effects differ between untrained/recreationally trained and well-trained individuals...
August 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737573/investigating-the-impact-of-different-suspicion-of-infection-criteria-on-the-accuracy-of-quick-sepsis-related-organ-failure-assessment-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-and-early-warning-scores
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Matthew M Churpek, Ashley Snyder, Sarah Sokol, Natasha N Pettit, Dana P Edelson
OBJECTIVE: Studies in sepsis are limited by heterogeneity regarding what constitutes suspicion of infection. We sought to compare potential suspicion criteria using antibiotic and culture order combinations in terms of patient characteristics and outcomes. We further sought to determine the impact of differing criteria on the accuracy of sepsis screening tools and early warning scores. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Academic center from November 2008 to January 2016...
July 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737408/establishing-the-trifluoromethylthio-radical-donating-abilities-of-electrophilic-scf3-transfer-reagents
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Man Li, Biying Zhou, Xiao-Song Xue, Jin-Pei Cheng
The recent recognition of novel application of a few traditional electrophilic trifluoromethylthiolating reagents as SCF3 radical sources offer a remarkable new opportunity for the development of radical trifluoromethylthiolation reactions. Herein, the first trifluoromethylthio radical donating ability (Tt•DA) scale of electrophilic SCF3-transfer reagents has been developed. This scale is based on Y-SCF3 bond dissociation energies, which were obtained by density functional calculations (M06-2X). Single electron transfer is revealed to exhibit a substantial Y-SCF3 bond-weakening effect, thus significantly facilitating the SCF3 radical (•SCF3) release...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737174/inverted-battery-design-as-ion-generator-for-interfacing-with-biosystems
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Chengwei Wang, Kun Kelvin Fu, Jiaqi Dai, Steven D Lacey, Yonggang Yao, Glenn Pastel, Lisha Xu, Jianhua Zhang, Liangbing Hu
In a lithium-ion battery, electrons are released from the anode and go through an external electronic circuit to power devices, while ions simultaneously transfer through internal ionic media to meet with electrons at the cathode. Inspired by the fundamental electrochemistry of the lithium-ion battery, we envision a cell that can generate a current of ions instead of electrons, so that ions can be used for potential applications in biosystems. Based on this concept, we report an 'electron battery' configuration in which ions travel through an external circuit to interact with the intended biosystem whereas electrons are transported internally...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736456/activating-metal-sites-for-biological-electron-transfer
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Edward I Solomon, Ryan G Hadt, Benjamin E R Snyder
This review focuses on the unique spectroscopic features of the blue copper active sites. These reflect a novel electronic structure that activates the site for rapid long-range electron transfer in its biological function. The role of the protein in determining the geometric and electronic structure of this site is defined, as is its contribution to function. This has been referred to as the entatic/rack-induced state. These concepts are then extended to cytochrome c, which is also determined to be in an entatic state...
October 2016: Israel Journal of Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736379/-preparation-of-nanoparticles-for-sustained-insulin-release-using-poly-ethylene-glycol-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-poly-n-n-diethylamino-2-ethylmethaerylate
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Lei Wu, Wen-Ting Zhu, Jun Wang, Jie Liu, Qing-Bing Zeng
OBJECTIVE: To prepare an insulin-loaded nanoparticle assembled using pH-sensitive poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(N,N-diethylamino-2-ethylmethaerylate) (mPEG-PCL-PDEAEMA) and investigate its performance of sustained insulin release in vitro and its hypoglycemic effects in diabetic rats. METHDOS: mPEG-PCL-PDEAEMA triblock copolymers with different hydrophobic lengths were synthesized by ring opening polymerization (ROP) combined with atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736227/association-between-ros-production-swelling-and-the-respirasome-integrity-in-cardiac-mitochondria
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Sehwan Jang, Sabzali Javadov
Although mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload and ROS production play a critical role in mitochondria-mediated cell death, a cause-effect relationship between them remains elusive. This study elucidated the crosstalk between mitochondrial swelling, ROS production, and electron transfer chain (ETC) supercomplexes in rat heart mitochondria in response to Ca(2+) and tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBH), a lipid-soluble organic peroxide. Results showed that ROS production induced by TBH was significantly increased in the presence of Ca(2+) in a dose-dependent manner...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735538/photophysics-of-the-singlet-oxygen-sensor-green-chromophore-self-production-of-1-o2-explained-by-molecular-modelling
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Marco Marazzi, Vanessa Besancenot, Hugo Gattuso, Henri-Pierre Lassalle, Stephanie Grandemange, Antonio Monari
We report a combined computational and experimental study in order to rationalize the behavior of a well known singlet oxygen (1O2) probe, i.e. the chromophore of the Singlet Oxygen Sensor Green: a fluoresceine-based sensor. In particular we evidence that the presence of an intramoleculer charge transfer state that is no more present upon reaction with 1O2 explains the fluorescence enhancement observed in presence of reactive oxygen species. Furthermore we also unequivocally show the photophysical pathways leading to fluorescence enhancement of fluoresceine upon irradiation with UVA lights and also in the absence of any oxygen activator...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735400/zymographic-method-for-distinguishing-different-classes-of-superoxide-dismutases-in-plants
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Ashwini R Jamdhade, Ramanjulu Sunkar, Vandana K Hivrale
In plants, especially in chloroplasts, superoxide radical is generated when an electron is transferred to dimolecular O2 due to decreased activity of Photosystem I. The superoxide (O2(-)) radical accumulation is more rampant in plants exposed to abiotic stresses due to oxidation of photosystem components. Excessive superoxide radical accumulation will lead to oxidative damage to the cellular macromolecules. The ubiquitous superoxide dismutases (SODs) represent critical enzymatic antioxidant system present in cells, which can catalyze the disproportion of superoxide (O2(-)) radical rapidly into hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and molecular oxygen...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735386/the-performance-and-microbial-communities-of-biodegradation-electron-transfer-with-sulfur-metabolism-integrated-process-for-flue-gas-desulfurization-wastewater-treatment
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Chao Wei, Wenjie He, Li Wei, Jun Ma, Chunying Li
The biodegradation-electron transfer with sulfur metabolism integrated (BESI(®)) process was used for the treatment of real flue gas desulfurization wastewater. The BESI(®) process consists of an anaerobic activated sludge reactor, an anoxic activated sludge reactor, and an aerobic bio-film reactor. The performance of the integrated process was evaluated by the removal efficiencies of organics and nitrogen pollutants. The sulfate in the wastewater was used as an abundant sulfur source to drive the integrated process...
July 22, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735222/effect-of-oleic-acid-on-the-properties-of-protein-adsorbed-layers-at-water-oil-interfaces-an-epr-study-combined-with-dynamic-interfacial-tension-measurements
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Eleni P Kalogianni, Leandros Sklaviadis, Stella Nika, Ioanna Theochari, Georgia Dimitreli, Despoina Georgiou, Vassiliki Papadimitriou
Multiphase food systems consist of complex interfacial layers where surface active molecules complete compete for adsorption and interact with one another affecting the interfacial properties and the behavior of the food systems involved. The present work focuses on the examination of interactions between proteins playing an which play an important role in milk-rich food systems (namely κ-casein and β-lactoglobulin) and oleic acid (an anionic surfactant abundant in food systems) at the oil/water interface...
July 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735193/fabrication-of-in2s3-zn2geo4-composite-photocatalyst-for-degradation-of-acetaminophen-under-visible-light
#19
Tao Yan, Tingting Wu, Yaru Zhang, Meng Sun, Xiaodong Wang, Qin Wei, Bin Du
A novel indium trisulfide/zinc germinate (In2S3/Zn2GeO4) composite was developed via a co-precipitation hydrothermal method. The as-prepared composite was characterized in detail by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS). Zn2GeO4 nanorods work as the main photocatalyst while In2S3 nanoparticles deposited on them acts as the photosensitizer. The resulting In2S3/Zn2GeO4 heterogeneous photocatalyst not only has enhanced visible light absorption, but also improved photo-generated charge transfer efficiency with remarkably high efficiency in decomposing acetaminophen (APAP)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735171/encoding-of-coordination-complexes-with-xml
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P Vinoth, P Sankar
An in-silico system to encode structure, bonding and properties of coordination complexes is developed. The encoding is achieved through a semantic XML markup frame. Composition of the coordination complexes is captured in terms of central atom and ligands. Structural information of central atom is detailed in terms of electron status of valence electron orbitals. The ligands are encoded with specific reference to the electron environment of ligand centre atoms. Behaviour of ligands to form low or high spin complexes is accomplished by assigning a Ligand Centre Value to every ligand based on the electronic environment of ligand centre atom...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
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