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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319903/fe-iii-based-metal-organic-framework-derived-core-shell-nanostructure-sensitive-electrochemical-platform-for-high-trace-determination-of-heavy-metal-ions
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Zhihong Zhang, Hongfei Ji, Yingpan Song, Shuai Zhang, Minghua Wang, Changchang Jia, Jia-Yue Tian, Linghao He, Xiaojing Zhang, Chun-Sen Liu
A new core-shell nanostructured composite composed of Fe(III)-based metal-organic framework (Fe-MOF) and mesoporous Fe3O4@C nanocapsules (denoted as Fe-MOF@mFe3O4@mC) was synthesized and developed as a platform for determining trace heavy metal ions in aqueous solution. Herein, the mFe3O4@mC nanocapsules were prepared by calcining the hollow Fe3O4@C that was obtained using the SiO2 nanoparticles as the template, followed by composing the Fe-MOF. The Fe-MOF@mFe3O4@mC nanocomposite demonstrated excellent electrochemical activity, water stability and high specific surface area, consequently resulting in the strong biobinding with heavy-metal-ion-targeted aptamer strands...
March 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319867/phototherapeutic-spectrum-expansion-through-synergistic-effect-of-mesoporous-silica-trio-nanohybrids-against-antibiotic-resistant-gram-negative-bacterium
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Yaswanth Kuthati, Ranjith Kumar Kankala, Prabhakar Busa, Shi-Xiang Lin, Jin-Pei Deng, Chung-Yuan Mou, Chia-Hung Lee
The extensive impact of antibiotic resistance has led to the exploration of new anti-bacterial modalities. We designed copper impregnated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (Cu-MSN) with immobilizing silver nanoparticles (SNPs) to apply photodynamic inactivation (PDI) of antibiotic-resistant E. coli. SNPs were decorated over the Cu-MSN surfaces by coordination of silver ions on diamine-functionalized Cu-MSN and further reduced to silver nanoparticles with formalin. We demonstrate that silver is capable of sensitizing the gram-negative bacteria E...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319764/electrofluid-hydrolysis-enhances-the-production-of-fermentable-sugars-from-corncob-via-in-reverse-phase-induced-voltage
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Fengfeng Wu, Yamei Jin, Dandan Li, Yuyi Zhou, Lunan Guo, Mengyue Zhang, Xueming Xu, Na Yang
To improve the economic value of lignocellulosic biomasses, an innovative electrofluidic technology has been applied to the efficient hydrolysis of corncob. The system combines fluidic reactors and induced voltages via magnetoelectric coupling effect. The excitation voltage had a positive impact on reducing sugar content (RSC). But, the increase of voltage frequency at 400-700Hz caused a slight decline of the RSC. Higher temperature limits the electrical effect on the hydrolysis at 70-80°C. The energy efficiency increased under the addition of metallic ions and series of in-phase induced voltage to promote hydrolysis...
March 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319742/biochar-provides-a-safe-and-value-added-solution-for-hyperaccumulating-plant-disposal-a-case-study-of-phytolacca-acinosa-roxb-phytolaccaceae
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Shengsen Wang, Bin Gao, Yuncong Li, Yong Sik Ok, Chaofeng Shen, Shengguo Xue
In this work, an innovative approach using biochar technology for hyperaccumulator disposal was developed and evaluated. The heavy metal enriched P. acinosa biomass (PBM) was pyrolyzed to produce biochar (PBC). Both PBM and PBC were characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD) for crystal phases, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for surface topography, and analyzed for elemental composition and mobility. The results revealed that whewellite, a dominant crystal form in biomass, was decomposed to calcite after pyrolysis...
February 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319667/a-generalized-method-for-the-synthesis-of-ligand-free-m-sio2-m-ag-au-pd-pt-yolk-shell-nanoparticles
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Firdoz Shaik, Weiqing Zhang, Wenxin Niu
A universal method is reported for the synthesis of ligand free noble metal M@SiO2 (M=Ag, Au, Pd, Pt) yolk-shell nanoparticles (YSNs). Mesoporous hollow silica shells (mHSS) are used as smart nanoreactors for the synthesis of noble metal yolk-shell nanoparticles. The nanocavity of a mHSS and anionic metal ions play a critical role in formation of yolk-shell nanoparticles. The synthesis mechanism can be tuned by simply varying the pH of the noble metal precursor aqueous solution. A critical pH ≥ 4 is required for the formation of YSNs...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319663/2h-ws2-quantum-dots-produced-by-modulating-the-dimension-and-phase-of-1t-nanosheets-for-antibody-free-optical-sensing-of-neurotransmitters
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Man-Jin Kim, Su-Ji Jeon, Tae Woog Kang, Jong-Min Ju, DaBin Yim, Hye-In Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Jong-Ho Kim
Modulating the dimensions and phases of transition metal dichalcogenides is of great interest to enhance their intrinsic properties or to create new physicochemical properties. Herein, we report an effective approach to synthesize 2H-WS2 quantum dots (QDs) via the dimension and phase engineering of 1T-WS2 nanosheets. The solvothermal reaction of chemically-exfoliated 1T-WS2 nanosheets in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) under an N2 atmosphere induced their chopping and phase transition at lower temperature to produce 2H-WS2 QDs with a high quantum yield (5...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319403/deposition-of-a-cationic-fe-iii-spin-crossover-complex-on-au-111-impact-of-the-counter-ion
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Torben Jasper-Toennies, Manuel Gruber, Sujoy Karan, Hanne Jacob, Felix Tuczek, Richard Berndt
Spin-crossover molecules on metallic substrates have recently attracted considerable interest for their potential applications in molecular spintronics. Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we evidence the first successful deposition of a charged FeIII spin-crossover complex, [Fe(pap)2 ]+ (pap=N-2-pyridylmethylidene-2- hydroxyphenylaminato), on Au(111). Furthermore, the bulk form of the molecules is stabilized by a perchlorate counter ion, which depending on the deposition technique, may affect the quality of the deposition and the measurements...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319385/structural-and-electronic-properties-of-transition-metal-oxides-attached-to-a-single-walled-cnt-as-a-lithium-ion-battery-electrode-a-first-principles-study
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Liew Weng Tack, Mohd Asyadi Azam, Raja Noor Amalina Raja Seman
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and metal oxides (MOs), such as manganese (IV) oxide (MnO2), cobalt (II, III) oxide (Co3O4), and nickel (II) oxide (NiO) hybrid structures, have received great attention because of their promising application in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). As electrode materials for LIBs, the structure of SWCNT/MOs provides high power density, good electrical conductivity, and excellent cyclic stability. In this work, first-principles calculations were used to investigate the structural and electronic properties of MOs attached to (5, 5) SWCNT and Li-ion adsorption to SWCNT/ metal oxide composites as electrode materials in LIBs...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319381/effects-of-second-metal-al-v-co-doping-on-the-no-reactivity-of-small-rhodium-cluster-cations
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Shinichi Hirabayashi, Masahiko Ichihashi
Reactions of pure and doped rhodium cluster cations, RhnX(+) (n = 2-6; X = Al, V, Co, Rh), with NO molecules were investigated at near-thermal energy using a guided ion beam tandem mass spectrometer. We found that the doping with Al and V increases the total reaction cross section mostly. Under single collision conditions, Rh2X(+) react with NO to produce Rh2N(+) with releasing metal monoxide, XO, while RhnX(+) (n = 3-6) adsorb NO. For the specific clusters, RhnAl(+) (n = 3 and 4) and RhnV(+) (n = 4-6), the NO adsorption is often accompanied with the release of one Rh atom...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319373/morphology-controllable-synthesis-of-zn-co-mixed-sulfide-nanostructures-on-carbon-fiber-paper-towards-efficient-rechargeable-zinc-air-batteries-and-water-electrolysis
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Xiaoyu Wu, Xiaopeng Han, Xiaoya Ma, Wei Zhang, Yida Deng, Cheng Zhong, Wenbin Hu
It remains an ongoing challenge to develop cheap, highly active and stable electrocatalysts to promote the sluggish electrocatalytic oxygen evolution, oxygen reduction, and hydrogen evolution reactions for rechargeable metal-air batteries and water-splitting systems. In this work, we report the morphology-controllable synthesis of zinc cobalt mixed sulfide (Zn-Co-S) nanoarchitectures, including nanosheets, nanoplates, and nanoneedles, grown on conductive carbon fiber paper (CFP) and the micro-nanostructure dependent electrochemical efficacy for catalyzing hydrogen and oxygen in zinc-air batteries and water electrolysis...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319367/structural-stability-from-crystallographic-shear-in-tio2-nb2o5-phases-cation-ordering-and-lithiation-behavior-of-tinb24o62
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Kent J Griffith, Anatoliy Senyshyn, Clare P Grey
The host structure and reversible lithium insertion and extraction of an intercalation compound, TiNb24O62, are described. Neutron diffraction, applied for the first time to TiNb24O62, allowed an accurate refinement of the complex block superstructure, particularly with respect to the oxygen sublattice. Analysis of the transition-metal sites revealed significant cation ordering in the mixed-metal oxide. Electrochemical analysis demonstrated highly reversible lithium intercalation with ca. 190 mA·h·g(-1) after 100 cycles (C/10 rate, 3 months)...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319278/how-does-ceiii-nitrate-dissolve-in-a-protic-ionic-liquid-a-combined-molecular-dynamics-and-exafs-study
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Paola D'Angelo, Valentina Migliorati, Alessandra Serva, Riccardo Spezia
A diluted solution of Ce(NO₃)₃ in the protic ionic liquid (IL) ethylammonium nitrate (EAN) is investigated using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. For the first time polarizable effects are included in the MD force field to describe a heavy metal ion in a protic IL, but, unlike water, they are found to be unessential. The CeIII ion first solvation shell is formed by nitrate ions arranged in an icosahedral structure, and an equilibrium between monodentate and bidentate ligands is present in the solution...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318977/aromatic-decoration-determines-the-formation-of-anthocyanic-vacuolar-inclusions
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Kalyani Kallam, Ingo Appelhagen, Jie Luo, Nick Albert, Huaibi Zhang, Simon Deroles, Lionel Hill, Kim Findlay, Øyvind M Andersen, Kevin Davies, Cathie Martin
Anthocyanins are some of the most widely occurring secondary metabolites in plants, responsible for the orange, red, purple, and blue colors of flowers and fruits and red colors of autumn leaves. These pigments accumulate in vacuoles, and their color is influenced by chemical decorations, vacuolar pH, the presence of copigments, and metal ions. Anthocyanins are usually soluble in the vacuole, but in some plants, they accumulate as discrete sub-vacuolar structures. Studies have distinguished intensely colored intra-vacuolar bodies observed in the cells of highly colored tissues, termed anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions (AVIs), from more globular, membrane-bound anthocyanoplasts...
March 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318459/mitigating-curtaining-artifacts-during-ga-fib-tem-lamella-preparation-of-a-14-nm-finfet-device
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Andrey Denisyuk, Tomáš Hrnčíř, Jozef Vincenc Oboňa, Sharang, Martin Petrenec, Jan Michalička
We report on the mitigation of curtaining artifacts during transmission electron microscopy (TEM) lamella preparation by means of a modified ion beam milling approach, which involves altering the incident angle of the Ga ions by rocking of the sample on a special stage. We applied this technique to TEM sample preparation of a state-of-the-art integrated circuit based on a 14-nm technology node. Site-specific lamellae with a thickness <15 nm were prepared by top-down Ga focused ion beam polishing through upper metal contacts...
March 20, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318248/ultrastable-1d-europium-complex-for-simultaneous-and-quantitative-sensing-of-cr-iii-and-cr-vi-ions-in-aqueous-solution-with-high-selectivity-and-sensitivity
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Jingjuan Liu, Guanfeng Ji, Jiannan Xiao, Zhiliang Liu
A unique metal-organic complex (MOC) with formula [Eu2(tpbpc)4·CO3·4H2O]·DMF·solvent (Htpbpc = 4'-[4,2';6',4″]-terpyridin-4'-yl-biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid) has been successfully constructed under solvothermal conditions. The Eu complex, as proved by structural analysis, exhibits a fascinating 1D linear-type chain structure which is further extended to a 3D H-bonded supramolecular framework. The luminescent investigations confirm that the emission behavior of the Eu complex possesses excellent water stability and pH stability, and it is the first example of a MOC-based fluorescent probe with high selectivity, high sensitivity, and low detection limit, targeting Cr(III) and Cr(VI) (CrO4(2-)/Cr2O7(2-)) ions in aqueous solution...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318245/dinuclear-rhenium-complex-with-a-proton-responsive-ligand-as-a-redox-catalyst-for-the-electrochemical-co2-reduction
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Alexander Wilting, Thorsten Stolper, Ricardo A Mata, Inke Siewert
Herein, we present the reduction chemistry of a dinuclear α-diimine rhenium complex, 1, [Re2(L)(CO)6Cl2], with a proton responsive ligand and its application as a catalyst in the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (L = 4-tert-butyl-2,6-bis(6-(1H-imidazol-2-yl)-pyridin-2-yl)phenol). The complex has a phenol group in close proximity to the active center, which may act as a proton relay during catalysis, and pyridine-NH-imidazole units as α-diimine donors. The complex is an active catalyst for the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318235/unusual-tri-hexa-and-nonanuclear-cu-ii-cage-methylsilsesquioxanes-synthesis-structures-and-catalytic-activity-in-oxidations-with-peroxides
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Alexey N Bilyachenko, Alena N Kulakova, Mikhail M Levitsky, Artem A Petrov, Alexander A Korlyukov, Lidia S Shul'pina, Victor N Khrustalev, Pavel V Dorovatovskii, Anna V Vologzhanina, Ulyana S Tsareva, Igor E Golub, Ekaterina S Gulyaeva, Elena S Shubina, Georgiy B Shul'pin
Three types of unusual cagelike copper(II) methylsilsesquioxanes, namely, nona- [(MeSiO1.5)18(CuO)9] 1, hexa- [(MeSiO1.5)10(HO0.5)2(CuO)6(C12H8N2)2(MeSiO1.5)10(HO0.5)1.33(CH3COO0.5)0.67(CuO)6(C12H8N2)2] 2, [(MeSiO1.5)10(CuO)6(MeO0.5)2(C10H8N2)2] 3, and trinuclear [(MeSiO1.5)8(CuO)3(C10H8N2)2] 4, were obtained in 44%, 27%, 20%, and 16% yields, respectively. Nuclearity and structural fashion of products was controlled by the choice of solvent system and ligand, specifically assisting the assembling of cage. Structures of 1-4 were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis...
March 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317996/rational-designed-strategy-to-dispel-mutual-interference-of-mercuric-and-ferric-ions-towards-robust-ph-stable-fluorescent-carbon-nanodots
#18
Yang Liu, Yanan Liu, Jinpyo Lee, Joong Hee Lee, Mira Park, Hak Yong Kim
As one of the most promising fluorometric nanosensors for metal ion sensing, carbon nanodots (C-dots) have developed rapidly in recent years. However, it is still a thorny problem to shield the mutual interference of two metal ions towards C-dots, e.g., Hg(2+) and Fe(3+) ions. In the present work, we propose rational routes for the unique interaction between C-dots and Hg(2+) or Fe(3+). The selectivity of the as-obtained label-free C-dots can be effectively switched by P3O10(5-) and SCN(-). The resultant C-dots possess superior photoluminescence intensity stability in a wide pH range or in certain redox circumstances, which are highly preferred in terms of practical metal-ion detection...
March 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317372/a-pillararene-based-aie-active-supramolecular-system-for-simultaneous-detection-and-removal-of-mercury-ii-in-water
#19
Hong-Bo Cheng, Ziyan Li, Yao-Dong Huang, Lei Liu, Hai-Chen Wu
Supramolecular polymers are polymers based on monomeric units held together with directional and reversible noncovalent interactions. Compared with traditional polymers, they possess better processability and better recycling properties, owing to their reversible monomer-to-polymer transition. Herein, we report the construction of a new supramolecular system through self assembly of a thymine-substituted copillar[5]arene 1 and a tetraphenylethylene (TPE) derivative 2 in the presence of Hg2+. Copillar[5]arene 1 can coordinate with Hg2+ tightly through T-Hg2+-T pairings...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317177/optical-sensing-of-anions-via-supramolecular-recognition-with-biimidazole-complexes
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Dieter Ulrich Sorsche, Sven Rau, Sebastian Andreas Rommel, Maximilian Fleischmann
Phosphorescent metal complexes with peripheral N-H donor functionalities have attracted great attention as potential molecular sensing units for anionic species lately. In this contribution we discuss the development and potential of anion recognition and sensing features of recent examples of luminescent 2,2'-biimidazole complexes of ruthenium(II), iridium(III), osmium(II) and cobalt(III). The general dependency of photophysical features in these complexes regarding the acid-base chemistry of the peripheral N-H functionalities will be outlined as a basic requirement for optical ion recognition...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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