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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208993/preliminary-sem-observations-on-the-surface-of-elastomeric-impression-materials-after-immersion-or-ozone-disinfection
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Nikolas Poulis, Anthony Prombonas, Stavros Yannikakis, Thanasis Karampotsos, Martha-Spyridoula Katsarou, Nikolaos Drakoulis
INTRODUCTION: Surface integrity of dental elastomeric impression materials that are subjected to disinfection is of major importance for the quality of the final prosthetic restorations. AIM: The aim of this qualitative Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) study was to reveal the effects of immersion or ozone disinfection on the surface of four dental elastomeric impression materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four dental elastomeric impression material brands were used (two vinyl polysiloxane silicones, one polyether, and one vinyl polyether silicone)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192935/pre-polarized-hydrophobic-conducting-polymer-solid-contact-ion-selective-electrodes-with-improved-potential-reproducibility
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Ning He, Soma Papp, Tom Lindfors, Lajos Höfler, Rose-Marie Latonen, Róbert E Gyurcsányi
Electrically conducting polymers (ECPs) are one of the most popular types of materials to interface ion-selective membranes (ISMs) with electron-conducting substrates to construct solid-contact ion-selective electrodes (SCISEs). For optimal ion-to-electron transduction and potential stability, the p-doped ECPs with low oxidation potentials such as PPy need to be generally in their conducting form along with providing a sufficiently hydrophobic interface to counteract the aqueous layer formation. The first criterion requires that the ECPs are in their oxidized state, but the high charge density of this state is detrimental for the prevention of the aqueous layer formation...
February 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178216/highly-sensitive-sensors-based-on-metal-oxide-nanocolumns-for-fire-detection
#3
Kwangjae Lee, Young-Seok Shim, Young Geun Song, Soo Deok Han, Youn-Sung Lee, Chong-Yun Kang
A fire detector is the most important component in a fire alarm system. Herein, we present the feasibility of a highly sensitive and rapid response gas sensor based on metal oxides as a high performance fire detector. The glancing angle deposition (GLAD) technique is used to make the highly porous structure such as nanocolumns (NCs) of various metal oxides for enhancing the gas-sensing performance. To measure the fire detection, the interface circuitry for our sensors (NiO, SnO₂, WO₃ and In₂O₃ NCs) is designed...
February 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164705/metal-organic-framework-chitosan-hybrid-materials-promote-nitric-oxide-release-from-s-nitrosoglutathione-in-aqueous-solution
#4
Megan J Neufeld, Alec Lutzke, Jesus B Tapia, Melissa M Reynolds
It has been previously demonstrated that copper-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) accelerate formation of the therapeutically active molecule nitric oxide (NO) from S-nitrosothiols (RSNOs). Because RSNOs are naturally present in blood, this function is hypothesized to permit the controlled production of NO through use of MOF-based blood-contacting materials. The practical implementation of MOFs in this application typically requires incorporation within a polymer support, yet this immobilization has been shown to impair the ability of the MOF to interact with the NO-forming RSNO substrate...
February 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164193/long-time-and-distance-self-propelling-of-a-pvc-sphere-on-a-water-surface-with-an-embedded-zno-micro-nano-structured-hollow-sphere
#5
Lei Wang, Lujia Yu, Liting Yi, Bin Yuan, Yongping Hou, Xiangfu Meng, Jing Liu
In this research, a zinc oxide micro-/nano-structured hollow sphere (MNHS) with a large specific surface area is applied as energy storage material to encapsulate poly(vinyl chloride) solution and control the fuel release. The sustained release effect of MNHS not only makes the motion more controllable, but enhances the motion time and distance.
February 6, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160361/nonmigrating-equivalent-substitutes-for-pvc-dop-formulations-as-shown-by-a-tg-study-of-pvc-with-covalently-bound-peo-ppo-oligomers
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Rodrigo Navarro, Tülin Gacal, Melike Ocakoglu, Carolina García, Carlos Elvira, Alberto Gallardo, Helmut Reinecke
Monoamino functionalized ethylenoxide (EO)/propylenoxide oligomers (Jeffamine) are linked chemically to poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) using trichlorotriazine chemistry in order to prepare nonmigrating internally plasticized materials. The dependence of the plasticizer efficiency on both the number of anchoring points to the chains and the PVC/plasticizer compatibility is investigated using oligomers of different molecular weight and hydrophilic-hydrophobic balance. Hydrophilic oligomers (containing predominantly EO) of molecular weights between 2000 and 5000 g mol(-1) exhibit excellent plasticizer efficiency, nearly identical to di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DOP) in conventional PVC/DOP mixtures and may therefore be used as nonmigrating equivalents for DOP...
February 3, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126048/dehalogenimonas-formicexedens-sp-nov-a-chlorinated-alkane-respiring-bacterium-isolated-from-contaminated-groundwater
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Trent A Key, Kimberly S Bowman, Imchang Lee, Jongsik Chun, Milton da Costa, Luciana Albuquerque, Fred A Rainey, William M Moe
A strictly anaerobic, Gram-stain-negative, non-spore-forming bacterium designated NSZ-14T, isolated from contaminated groundwater in Louisiana (USA), was characterized using a polyphasic approach. Strain NSZ-14T reductively dehalogenated a variety of polychlorinated aliphatic alkanes, producing ethene from 1,2-dichloroethane, propene from 1,2-dichloropropane, a mixture of cis- and trans-1,2-dichloroethene from 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, vinyl chloride from 1,1,2-trichloroethane, and allyl chloride (3-chloro-1-propene) from 1,2,3-trichloropropane...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124265/sources-and-fate-of-microplastics-in-marine-and-beach-sediments-of-the-southern-baltic-sea-a-preliminary-study
#8
Bożena Graca, Karolina Szewc, Danuta Zakrzewska, Anna Dołęga, Magdalena Szczerbowska-Boruchowska
Microplastics' (particles size ≤5 mm) sources and fate in marine bottom and beach sediments of the brackish are strongly polluted Baltic Sea have been investigated. Microplastics were extracted using sodium chloride (1.2 g cm(-3)). Their qualitative identification was conducted using micro-Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (μFT-IR). Concentration of microplastics varied from 25 particles kg(-1) d.w. at the open sea beach to 53 particles kg(-1) d.w. at beaches of strongly urbanized bay. In bottom sediments, microplastics concentration was visibly lower compared to beach sediments (0-27 particles kg(-1) d...
January 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107950/label-free-potentiometric-biosensor-based-on-solid-contact-for-determination-of-total-phenols-in-honey-and-propolis
#9
Patrícia Ferrante Draghi, Julio Cesar Bastos Fernandes
We developed a label-free potentiometric biosensor using tyrosinase extracted from Musa acuminata and immobilized by covalent bond on a surface of a solid-contact transducer. The transducer was manufactured containing two layers. The first layer contained a blend of poly(vinyl) chloride carboxylated (PVC-COOH), graphite and potassium permanganate. On this layer, we deposited a second layer containing just a mixture of poly(vinyl chloride) carboxylated and graphite. On the last layer of the transducer, we immobilized the tyrosinase enzyme by reaction with N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088371/a-quality-by-design-qbd-study-on-enoxaparin-sodium-loaded-polymeric-microspheres-for-colon-specific-delivery
#10
Dana Hales, Laurian Vlase, Sebastian Alin Porav, Andreea Bodoki, Lucian Barbu-Tudoran, Marcela Achim, Ioan Tomuță
The aim of this study was to apply quality by design (QbD) for pharmaceutical development of enoxaparin sodium microspheres for colon-specific delivery. The Process Parameters (CPPs) and Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) were identified. A central composite experimental design was used in order to develop the design space of microspheres for colon-specific delivery that have the desired Quality Target Product Profile (QTPP). The CPPs studied were Eudragit® FS-30D/Eudragit® RS-PO ratio, poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) concentration and sodium chloride (NaCl) concentration...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088360/hollow-porous-ionic-liquids-composite-polymers-based-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-online-with-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-selective-analysis-of-hydrophilic-hydroxybenzoic-acids-from-complex-samples
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Xingping Dai, Dongsheng Wang, Hui Li, Yanyi Chen, Zhicheng Gong, Haiyan Xiang, Shuyun Shi, Xiaoqing Chen
Polar and hydrophilic properties of hydroxybenzoic acids usually made them coelute with interferences in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis. Then selective analysis of them was necessary. Herein, hollow porous ionic liquids composite polymers (PILs) based solid phase extraction (SPE) was firstly fabricated and coupled online with HPLC for selective analysis of hydroxybenzoic acids from complex matrices. Hollow porous PILs were firstly synthesized using Mobil Composition of Matter No. 48 (MCM-48) spheres as sacrificial support, 1-vinyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (VMIM(+)Cl(-)) as monomer, and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) as cross-linker...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066982/visible-light-promoted-nickel-and-organic-dye-cocatalyzed-formylation-reaction-of-aryl-halides-and-triflates-and-vinyl-bromides-with-diethoxyacetic-acid-as-a-formyl-equivalent
#12
He Huang, Xiangmin Li, Chenguang Yu, Yueteng Zhang, Patrick S Mariano, Wei Wang
A simple formylation reaction of aryl halides, aryl triflates, and vinyl bromides under synergistic nickel- and organic-dye-mediated photoredox catalysis is reported. Distinct from widely used palladium-catalyzed formylation processes, this reaction proceeds by a two-step mechanistic sequence involving initial in situ generation of the diethoxymethyl radical from diethoxyacetic acid by a 4CzIPN-mediated photoredox reaction. The formyl-radical equivalent then undergoes nickel-catalyzed substitution reactions with aryl halides and triflates and vinyl bromides to form the corresponding aldehyde products...
January 9, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063180/do-occupational-exposures-to-vinyl-chloride-cause-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cirrhosis
#13
Marcello Lotti
Controversy exists about the association between occupational exposures to vinyl chloride and hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Two large multicentre mortality cohort studies, one American and another European, reported higher mortality for primary cancer of liver and biliary tract. However, the American study was not able to rule out misclassification, because based on death certificates and under the heading primary liver cancers, some angiosarcomas, the typical neoplasia associated with vinyl chloride, may have been included...
January 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051131/nitrogen-doped-carbon-derived-from-zif-8-as-a-high-performance-metal-free-catalyst-for-acetylene-hydrochlorination
#14
Songlin Chao, Fang Zou, Fanfan Wan, Xiaobin Dong, Yanlin Wang, Yuxuan Wang, Qingxin Guan, Guichang Wang, Wei Li
Acetylene hydrochlorination is a major industrial technology for manufacturing vinyl chloride monomer in regions with abundant coal resources; however, it is plagued by the use of mercury(II) chloride catalyst. The development of a nonmercury catalyst has been extensively explored. Herein, we report a N-doped carbon catalyst derived from ZIF-8 with both high activity and quite good stability. The acetylene conversion reached 92% and decreased slightly during a 200 h test at 220 °C and atmospheric pressure...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042183/integrated-anaerobic-aerobic-biodegradation-of-multiple-contaminants-including-chlorinated-ethylenes-benzene-toluene-and-dichloromethane
#15
Miho Yoshikawa, Ming Zhang, Koki Toyota
Complete bioremediation of soils containing multiple volatile organic compounds (VOCs) remains a challenge. To explore the possibility of complete bioremediation through integrated anaerobic-aerobic biodegradation, laboratory feasibility tests followed by alternate anaerobic-aerobic and aerobic-anaerobic biodegradation tests were performed. Chlorinated ethylenes, including tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), cis-dichloroethylene (cis-DCE), and vinyl chloride (VC), and dichloromethane (DCM) were used for anaerobic biodegradation, whereas benzene, toluene, and DCM were used for aerobic biodegradation tests...
2017: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029549/amine-functionalized-pva-co-pe-nanofibrous-membrane-as-affinity-membrane-with-high-adsorption-capacity-for-bilirubin
#16
Wenwen Wang, Hao Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang, Mengying Luo, Yuedan Wang, Qiongzhen Liu, Yuanli Chen, Mufang Li, Dong Wang
In this study, poly(vinyl alcohol-co-ethylene) (PVA-co-PE) nanofibrous membrane was activated by sodium hydroxide and cyanuric chloride, and then the activated membranes were functionalized by 1,3-propanediamine, hexamethylenediamine and diethylenetriamine to be affinity membranes for bilirubin removal, respectively. The chemical structures and morphologies of membranes were investigated by SEM, FTIR and XPS. And the adsorption ability of different amine-functionalized nanofibrous membranes for bilirubin was characterized...
February 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010747/using-on-line-solid-phase-extraction-for-in%C3%A2-vivo-speciation-of-diffusible-ferrous-and-ferric-iron-in-living-rat-brain-extracellular-fluid
#17
Cheng-Kuan Su, Yi-Ting Chen, Yuh-Chang Sun
Exploration of brain extracellular non-protein-bound/diffusible iron species remains a critically important issue in investigations of free radical biology and neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, a facile sample pretreatment scheme, involving poly(vinyl chloride)-metal ion interactions as a selective extraction procedure, was optimized in conjunction with microdialysis (MD) sampling and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in cool-plasma mode for in vivo online monitoring of rat brain extracellular Fe(II) and Fe(III) species...
February 8, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007851/complete-genome-sequence-of-dehalococcoides-mccartyi-strain-wbc-2-capable-of-anaerobic-reductive-dechlorination-of-vinyl-chloride
#18
Olivia Molenda, Shuiquan Tang, Elizabeth A Edwards
Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain WBC-2 dechlorinates carcinogen vinyl chloride to ethene in the West Branch Canal Creek (WBC-2) microbial consortium used for bioaugmentation. We assembled and closed the complete genome sequence of this prokaryote using metagenomic sequencing from an enrichment culture.
December 22, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004913/geochemical-parameters-and-reductive-dechlorination-determine-aerobic-cometabolic-vs-aerobic-metabolic-vinyl-chloride-biodegradation-at-oxic-anoxic-interface-of-hyporheic-zones
#19
Siavash Atashgahi, Yue Lu, Javier Ramiro-Garcia, Peng Peng, Farai Maphosa, Detmer Sipkema, Winnie Dejonghe, Hauke Smidt, Dirk Springael
Hyporheic zones mediate vinyl chloride (VC) biodegradation in groundwater discharging into surface waters. At the oxic/anoxic interface (OAI) of hyporheic zones subjected to redox oscillations, VC is degraded via coexisting aerobic ethenotrophic and anaerobic reductive dechlorination pathways. However, the identity of aerobic VC degradation pathways (cometabolic vs metabolic) and their interactions with reductive dechlorination in relation to riverbed sediment geochemistry remain ill-defined. We addressed this using microcosms containing OAI sediments incubated under fluctuating oxic/anoxic atmosphere...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002948/survival-of-vinyl-chloride-respiring-dehalococcoides-mccartyi-under-long-term-electron-donor-limitation
#20
Koshlan Mayer-Blackwell, Mohammad F Azizian, Jennifer K Green, Alfred M Spormann, Lewis Semprini
In anoxic groundwater aquifers, the long-term survival of Dehalococcoides mccartyi populations expressing the gene vcrA (or bvcA) encoding reductive vinyl chloride dehalogenases are important to achieve complete dechlorination of tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) to nonchlorinated ethene. The absence or inactivity of vcrA-containing Dehalococcoides results in the accumulation of the harmful chlorinated intermediates dichloroethene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC). Although vcrA-containing Dehalococcoides subpopulations depend on synergistic interaction with other organohalide-respiring populations generating their metabolic electron acceptors (DCE and VC), their survival requires successful competition for electron donor within the entire organohalide-respiring microbial community...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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