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Alan E Enciso, Giovanni Doni, Riccardo Nifosì, Ferruccio Palazzesi, Roberto Gonzalez, Amy A Ellsworth, Jeffery L Coffer, Amy V Walker, Giovanni M Pavan, Ahmed A Mohamed, Eric E Simanek
Upon reduction with sodium borohydride, diazonium tetrachloroaurate salts of triazine dendrons yield dendron-coated gold nanoparticles connected by a gold-carbon bond. These robust nanoparticles are stable in water and toluene solutions for longer than one year and present surface groups that can be reacted to change surface chemistry and manipulate solubility. Molecular modeling was used to provide insight on the hydration of the nanoparticles and their observed solubilties.
February 17, 2017: Nanoscale
Abdulrahman Bahrami, Farhad Ghamari, Yadollah Yamini, Farshid Ghorbani Shahna, Abbas Moghimbeigi
This work describes a new extraction method with hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction based on facilitated pH gradient transport for analyzing hippuric acid and mandelic acid in aqueous samples. The factors affecting the metabolites extraction were optimized as follows: the volume of sample solution was 10 mL with pH 2 containing 0.5 mol·L(-1) sodium chloride, liquid membrane containing 1-octanol with 20% (w/v) tributyl phosphate as the carrier, the time of extraction was 150 min, and stirring rate was 500 rpm...
February 12, 2017: Membranes
Stef Vanhaecht, Thomas Quanten, Tatjana N Parac-Vogt
A new postfunctionalization method was developed for the Anderson-type POM based on a nucleophilic substitution reaction occurring at an electrophilic sp(3) hybridized carbon localized on the hybrid POM. Using this method, several types of different nucleophiles including primary and secondary amines, carboxylates, and thiolates were efficiently coupled to a chloride-functionalized Anderson-type POM in high yields and purity. The heterogeneous acetonitrile-Na2CO3 conditions were found to be superior over other bases and solvents for the coupling of amines and thiolates to the chloride-functionalized POM...
February 15, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Fenghua Zheng, Qichang Pan, Chenghao Yang, Xunhui Xiong, Xing Ou, Renzong Hu, Yu Chen, Meilin Liu
Sodium ion batteries (SIBs) have been regarded as a prime candidate for large-scale energy storage, and developing high performance anode material is one of the main challenges for advanced SIBs. Here, novel structured Sn-MoS2-C@C microspheres, in which Sn nanoparticles are evenly embedded in MoS2 nanosheets and a thin carbon film is homogenously engineered over the microspheres, have been fabricated by the hydrothermal method. The Sn-MoS2-C@C microspheres demonstrate an excellent Na-storage performance as an anode of SIBs, deliver a high reversible charge capacity (580...
February 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
Simon A Kondrat, Paul J Smith, James H Carter, James S Hayward, Geoffrey J Pudge, Greg Shaw, Michael S Spencer, Jonathan K Bartley, Stuart H Taylor, Graham J Hutchings
The effect of sodium species on the physical and catalytic properties of Cu/ZnO catalysts derived from zincian georgeite has been investigated. Catalysts prepared with <100 ppm to 2.1 wt% Na(+), using a supercritical CO2 antisolvent technique, were characterised and tested for the low temperature water-gas shift reaction and also CO2 hydrogenation to methanol. It was found that zincian georgeite catalyst precursor stability was dependent on the Na(+) concentration, with the 2.1 wt% Na(+)-containing sample uncontrollably ageing to malachite and sodium zinc carbonate...
February 15, 2017: Faraday Discussions
Laura A Sauder, Mads Albertsen, Katja Engel, Jasmin Schwarz, Per H Nielsen, Michael Wagner, Josh D Neufeld
Thaumarchaeota have been detected in several industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), despite the fact that ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) are thought to be adapted to low ammonia environments. However, the activity, physiology and metabolism of WWTP-associated AOA remain poorly understood. We report the cultivation and complete genome sequence of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, a novel AOA representative from a municipal WWTP in Guelph, Ontario (Canada). In enrichment culture, Ca...
February 14, 2017: ISME Journal
Peng Wang, Shibin Yin, Ying Wen, Zhiqun Tian, Ningzhang Wang, Julian Key, Shuangbao Wang, Pei Kang Shen
To address the problems of high cost and poor stability of anode catalysts in direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFCs), ternary nanoparticles Pt9RhFex (x = 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9) supported on carbon powder (XC-72R) have been synthesized via a facile method involving reduction by sodium borohydride followed by thermal annealing in N2 at ambient pressure. The catalysts are physically characterized by XRD, STEM, and XPS, their catalytic performance for ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) is evaluated by different electrochemical methods...
February 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Zhifei Li, Zelang Jian, Xingfeng Wang, Ismael A Rodríguez-Pérez, Clement Bommier, Xiulei Ji
The rate capability of hard carbon has long been underestimated in prior studies that used carbon/Na two-electrode half-cells. Through a three-electrode cell setup, we discover that it is the overpotential of the sodium counter electrode that drives the half-cells to the lower cutoff potential prematurely during hard carbon sodiation, particularly at high current rates, which prevents the hard carbon anode from being fully sodiated.
February 14, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Jamie E Rossi, Karen J Soule, Erin Cleveland, Scott W Schmucker, Cory D Cress, Nathanael D Cox, Andrew Merrill, Brian J Landi
A reagent-based treatment method was developed for the removal of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) from aqueous dispersions of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Based on a survey of various reagents, organic solvents emerged as the most effective at interrupting the SDS:SWCNT interaction without producing deleterious side reactions or causing precipitation of the surfactant. Specifically, treatment with acetone or acetonitrile allows for the facile isolation of SWCNTs with near complete removal of SDS through vacuum filtration, resulting in a 100x reduction in processing time...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Eliana F C Simões, João M M Leitão, Joaquim C G Esteves da Silva
Microwave synthetized sulfur and nitrogen co-doped carbon dots responded selectively to nitric oxide (NO) at pH 7. Citric acid, urea and sodium thiosulfate in the proportion of 1:1:3 were used respectively as carbon, nitrogen and sulfur sources in the carbon dots microwave synthesis. For this synthesis, the three compounds were diluted in 15 mL of water and exposed for 5 min to a microwave radiation of 700 W. It is observed that the main factor contributing to the increased sensitivity and selectivity response to NO at pH 7 is the sodium thiosulfate used as sulfur source...
April 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
Elisa Mitri, Lia Millucci, Lucia Merolle, Giulia Bernardini, Lisa Vaccari, Alessandra Gianoncelli, Annalisa Santucci
BACKGROUND: Alkaptonuria (AKU) is an ultra-rare disease associated to the lack of an enzyme involved in tyrosine catabolism. This deficiency results in the accumulation of homogentisic acid (HGA) in the form of ochronotic pigment in joint cartilage, leading to a severe arthropathy. Secondary amyloidosis has been also unequivocally assessed as a comorbidity of AKU arthropathy. Composition of ochronotic pigment and how it is structurally related to amyloid is still unknown. METHODS: We exploited Synchrotron Radiation Infrared and X-Ray Fluorescence microscopies in combination with conventional bio-assays and analytical tools to characterize chemical composition and morphology of AKU cartilage...
February 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Seung Jong Lee, Hye Jin Kim, Tae Hoon Hwang, Sunghun Choi, Sung Hyeon Park, Erhan Deniz, Dae Soo Jung, Jang Wook Choi
Despite the high theoretical capacity, silicon (Si) anodes in lithium-ion batteries have difficulty in meeting the commercial standards in various aspects. In particular, the huge volume change of Si makes it very challenging to simultaneously achieve high initial Coulombic efficiency (ICE) and long-term cycle life. Herein, we report spray pyrolysis to prepare Si-SiOx composite using an aqueous precursor solution containing Si nanoparticles, citric acid, and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). In the precursor solution, Si nanoparticles are etched by NaOH with the production of [SiO4]4-...
February 13, 2017: Nano Letters
Dorothee Barth, Marilyn G Wiebe
Galactaric (mucic) acid is a symmetrical six carbon diacid which can be produced by oxidation of galactose with nitric acid, electrolytic oxidation of D-galacturonate or microbial conversion of D-galacturonate. Both salts and the free acid of galactarate have relatively low solubility, which may create challenges for a microbial host. Galactaric acid was most soluble at pH values around 4.7 in the presence of ammonium or sodium ions and less soluble in the presence of potassium ions. Solubility increased with increasing temperature...
February 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Won-Hee Lee, Jong-Oh Kim
In this study, we focused on the rate of adsorption of phosphate on to the surface of magnetite in the presence of coexisting anions, organic matters and heavy metals. Magnetite particles were prepared using a co-precipitation method. Iron (II) sulfate heptahydrate and iron (III) chloride hexahydrate were mixed and then a sodium hydroxide solution was added drop-wise in the mixed iron solution. Coexisting anions were found to have no effect on the decrease in phosphate adsorption. However, phosphate adsorbed on to magnetite surface decreased with increasing total organic carbon (TOC) concentration of natural organic matter (NOM) such as citric, oxalic, and humic acid...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Sufang Wang, Xiaopei Yu, Zhihua Lin, Shunqin Zhang, Liangyi Xue, Qinggang Xue, Yongbo Bao
Hemoglobins are a group of respiratory proteins principally functioning in transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in red blood cells of all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The blood clam T. granosa is one of the few invertebrates that have hemoglobin-containing red hemocytes. In the present research, the peroxidase activity of T. granosa hemoglobins (Tg-Hbs) was characterized and the associated mechanism of action was deciphered via structural comparison with other known peroxidases. We detected that purified Tg-Hbs catalyzed the oxidation of phenolic compounds in the presence of exogenous H2O2...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
Taira Sato, Masanori Kikuchi, Mamoru Aizawa
The anti-washout property, viscosity, and cytocompatibility to an osteoblastic cell line, MG-63, of anti-washout pastes were investigated. Mixing a hydroxyapatite/collagen bone-like nanocomposite (HAp/Col), an aqueous solution of sodium alginate (Na-Alg), which is a paste hardening and lubricant agent, and supplementation of calcium carbonate or calcium citrate (Ca-Cit) as a calcium resource for the hardening reaction realized an injectable bone paste. Adding Ca-Cit at a concentration greater than eight times the Ca(2+) ion concentration to Na-Alg improved the anti-washout property...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Altaf Ahmed Simair, Abdul Sattar Qureshi, Imrana Khushk, Chaudhry Haider Ali, Safia Lashari, Muhammad Aqeel Bhutto, Ghulam Sughra Mangrio, Changrui Lu
Amylase is an industrially important enzyme and applied in many industrial processes such as saccharification of starchy materials, food, pharmaceutical, detergent, and textile industries. This research work deals with the optimization of fermentation conditions for α-amylase production from thermophilic bacterial strain Bacillus sp. BCC 01-50 and characterization of crude amylase. The time profile of bacterial growth and amylase production was investigated in synthetic medium and maximum enzyme titer was observed after 60 h...
2017: BioMed Research International
Kulchaya Tanong, Lucie Coudert, Myriam Chartier, Guy Mercier, Jean-François Blais
This paper presents an innovative process for the recovery of the valuable metals from a mixture of spent batteries. Different types of batteries, including alkaline, zinc-carbon (Zn-C), nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium ion (Li-ion) and lithium metallic (Li-M) batteries, were mixed according to the proportion of the Canadian sales of batteries. A Box-Behnken design was applied to find the optimum leaching conditions allowing a maximum of valuable metal removals from a mixture of spent batteries in the presence of an inorganic acid and a reducing agent...
February 6, 2017: Environmental Technology
Ho-Sang Shin, Hyun-Hee Lim
Seven halogenated volatile organic compounds (HVOCs) and two haloacetic acids were detected and quantified in 15 household products, including sodium hypochlorite, by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Chloroform was detected in a range of 0.2-30.2 mg kg(-1) in all products, and carbon tetrachloride was observed in 13 samples in a range of 0.05-352 mg kg(-1). Dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid were also detected up to 94 and 146 mg kg(-1) in household products. The estimated human exposures of chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid were calculated to 0...
January 20, 2017: Chemosphere
Amanda M Cano, Jonathan D Maul, Mohammad Saed, Smit A Shah, Micah J Green, Jaclyn E Can As-Carrell
Carbon-based nanomaterials (CNMs) such as multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), graphene (G), and graphene oxide (GO) are rising in usage across many applications due to their unique and versatile properties. Through many pathways, CNMs may enter the aquatic environment, creating potential for organism exposure. The present study addresses the bioaccumulation and toxicity seen in Daphnia magna (D. magna) exposed to CNMs dispersed in sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS). In Study I, D. magna were exposed to varying outer diameters of MWCNTs for 24 h in moderately hard or hard freshwater...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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