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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783198/toxicity-assessment-of-metal-oxide-nano-pollutants-on-tomato-solanum-lycopersicon-a-study-on-growth-dynamics-and-plant-cell-death
#1
Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat
The present study for the first time demonstrated the interactions of metal oxide (MO) nano-pollutants (CuO and Al2 O3 -NPs) with tissues and cellular DNA of tomato plants grown in soil sand: silt: clay (667:190:143) and Hoagland-hydroponic system and assessed the hazardous effects of NPs on cell physiology and biochemistry. Results of SEM equipped with EDX revealed attachment of variably shaped CuO-NPs (18 nm) and Al2 O3 -NPs (21 nm) on roots, and internalization followed by translocation in plants by ICP-MS and TEM...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783191/ganga-water-pollution-a-potential-health-threat-to-inhabitants-of-ganga-basin
#2
REVIEW
Sanjay Dwivedi, Seema Mishra, Rudra Deo Tripathi
BACKGROUND: The water quality of Ganga, the largest river in Indian sub-continent and life line to hundreds of million people, has severely deteriorated. Studies have indicated the presence of high level of carcinogenic elements in Ganga water. OBJECTIVES: We performed extensive review of sources and level of organic, inorganic pollution and microbial contamination in Ganga water to evaluate changes in the level of various pollutants in the recent decade in comparison to the past and potential health risk for the population through consumption of toxicant tainted fishes in Ganga basin...
May 18, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783153/microwave-assisted-pyrolysis-of-textile-dyeing-sludge-and-migration-and-distribution-of-heavy-metals
#3
Hedong Zhang, Zuopeng Gao, Yang Liu, Chunmei Ran, Xiao Mao, Qinhao Kang, Wenya Ao, Jie Fu, Jing Li, Guangqing Liu, Jianjun Dai
This study investigated the pyrolysis characteristic of textile dyeing sludge (DS) using an auger pyrolyser under microwave irradiation at different pyrolysis temperature. The migration and distribution characteristic of heavy metals and their potential ecological risks were investigated using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques. Temperature and additives (e.g. Ca-bentonite, kaolin and CaO) significantly affected product distribution and yields. Heavy metals showed different enrichment characteristics during pyrolysis and a great percentage of the heavy metals was retained in the sludge char (SC), depending on different temperatures and additives...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783150/electrophoretic-deposition-of-dexamethasone-loaded-gelatin-nanospheres-chitosan-coating-and-its-dual-function-in-anti-inflammation-and-osteogenesis
#4
Hongfei Qi, Qiang Chen, Hailong Ren, Xianglong Wu, Xianhu Liu, Tingli Lu
Surface modification of metallic implants with bioactive and biodegradable coatings could be a promising approach for bone regeneration. The objective of this study was to prepare chitosan/gelatin nanospheres (GNs) composite coating for the delivery of dexamethasone (DEX). GNs with narrow size distribution and negative surface charge were firstly prepared by a two-step desolvation method. Homogeneous and stable gelatin nanospheres/chitosan (GNs/CTS) composite coatings were formed by electrophoretic deposition (EPD)...
May 18, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783143/metallic-nanocatalysts-for-electrochemical-co-2-reduction-in-aqueous-solutions
#5
Yuanxing Wang, Cailing Niu, Dunwei Wang
How to effectively and efficiently reduce carbon dioxide (CO2 ) to value-added chemicals represent a frontier in catalysis research. Due to the high activation energy needs and the endothermic nature of CO2 reduction, the reactions are difficult to carry out. When H2 O is present, hydrogen evolution reactions (HER) often compete favorably with CO2 reduction reactions. For these reactions, catalysts are of critical importance to CO2 reduction. In this article, we review the various metal nanocatalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction (ECR) reactions...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783141/graphene-oxide-and-carbon-nanodots-co-modified-biobr-nanocomposites-with-enhanced-photocatalytic-4-chlorophenol-degradation-and-mechanism-insight
#6
Songying Qu, Yuhan Xiong, Jun Zhang
Non-metallic graphene oxide (GO) and carbon nanodots (CDots) co-doped BiOBr ternary system (GO/CDots/BiOBr) were successfully synthesized via a simple one-step solvothermal process. The compositional characterization, optical and electrical properties of photocatalysts were investigated in detail. The prepared ternary photocatalysts possessed the excellent visible-light driven photocatalytic 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) degradation. Additionally, the 4-CP removal efficiencies decreased in the order of GO/CDots/BiOBr (88...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783116/modelling-environment-contamination-with-heavy-metals-in-flathead-grey-mullet-mugil-cephalus-and-upper-sediments-from-north-african-coasts-of-the-mediterranean-sea
#7
Naouel Ouali, Bourhane-Eddine Belabed, Haroun Chenchouni
Heavy metals are a serious hazard for aquatic ecosystems and human health. They negatively affect aquatic life functioning through accumulation resulting physiological/growth disturbances in aquatic lifeforms. This survey focused on the assessment of heavy metal pollution in the Gulf of Annaba (northeastern Algeria), the largest and most diversified industrial hub in Africa, using a multi-compartment approach (water-sediment-biota). The study aims to characterize the spatiotemporal variation of trace metal (TM) contamination and its effects on the growth of the Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus)...
May 18, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783108/a-new-perspective-to-aberrations-caused-by-barium-and-vanadium-ions-on-lens-culinaris-medik
#8
Murat Çanlı
This study investigates aberrations caused by barium and vanadium on meristematic cells of Lens culinaris Medik. Barium and vanadium ions at various concentrations (0.05 M, 0.1 M, 0.25 M, 0.5 M, and 1.0 M) were exposed to the seeds of the plant at fixed time interval (12 h). After seedlings, with a microscopic examination images were captured about the root tips. Those images showed that several abnormalities occurred on the plant such as chromosome breakings, chromosome dispersion, bridge chromosome, chromosome adherence, ring chromosome...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783082/multiplexed-aptasensor-based-on-metal-ions-labels-for-simultaneous-detection-of-multiple-antibiotic-residues-in-milk
#9
Falan Li, Yemin Guo, Xiangyou Wang, Xia Sun
A dual-target electrochemical aptasensor was developed for the simultaneous detection of multiple antibiotics based on metal ions as signal tracers and nanocomposites as signal amplification strategy. Metal ions such as Cd2+ and Pb2+ could generate distinct differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) peaks. When targets were present, kanamycin (KAN) and streptomycin (STR) as models, the KAN aptamer (KAP) and STR aptamer (STP) were released from their complementary strands, with more change of Cd2+ and Pb2+ corresponding to peak currents...
April 13, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783054/application-of-indices-to-evaluate-lid-facilities-for-sediment-and-heavy-metal-removal
#10
Sher Bahadur Gurung, Franz Kevin Geronimo, Jungsun Hong, Lee-Hyung Kim
Heavy metal and sediments transported from the urban catchment are the prime interest among researchers these days due to its toxic behaviour and hazardous effect on the animals, plants and human. The inflow from urban catchments and outflow from the Low impact development technologies (LID) were evaluated using different types of indices. Indices like fd , fp and Kd showed that heavy metals like Pb, Cd and Ni were dominantly observed in the dissolved form. These metals possess higher threat to the water bodies receiving urban runoff without any treatments...
May 14, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783053/biomineralization-mechanism-of-u-vi-induced-by-bacillus-cereus-12-2-the-role-of-functional-groups-and-enzymes
#11
Jian Zhang, Han Song, Zhi Chen, Shasha Liu, Yali Wei, Jingyi Huang, Chuling Guo, Zhi Dang, Zhang Lin
Current studies reveal that the biomineralization of U(VI) by anaerobes normally produces nano-sized U(IV) minerals that can easily re-migrate/re-oxidize, while the biomineralization of U(VI) by aerobes has been constrained because the general mechanism has not yet been fully characterized. The biomineralization of U(VI) by Bacillus cereus 12-2 was investigated in this work. The maximum biosorption capability of intact cells was 448.68 mg U/g biomass (dry weight) at pH 5, while a decrease over 60% was induced when phosphate, amino, and especially carboxyl groups were shielded...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782934/effects-of-copper-and-arsenic-stress-on-the-development-of-norway-spruce-somatic-embryos-and-their-visualization-with-the-environmental-scanning-electron-microscope
#12
Biljana Đorđević, Vilém Neděla, Eva Tihlaříková, Václav Trojan, Ladislav Havel
Somatic embryogenesis is an important biotechnological technique which can be used in studies associated with environmental stress. Four embryogenic cell lines of Norway spruce were grown on media enriched with copper and arsenic in concentration ranges 50-500 μM and 10-50 μM, respectively. The effects were observed during subsequent stages of somatic embryogenesis, the characteristics evaluated being proliferation potential, average number of somatic embryos obtained per g/fresh weight, morphology of developed somatic embryos, metal uptake, and microanalysis of macro- and micronutrients uptake...
May 18, 2018: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782798/regulatory-activities-of-dopamine-and-its-derivatives-towards-metal-free-and-metal-induced-amyloid-%C3%AE-aggregation-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#13
Eunju Nam, Jeffrey S Derrick, Seunghee Lee, Juhye Kang, Jiyeon Han, Shin Jung C Lee, Su Wol Chung, Mi Hee Lim
A catecholamine neurotransmitter, dopamine (DA), is suggested to be linked to the pathology of dementia; however, the involvement of DA and its structural analogues in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, composed of multiple pathogenic factors has not been clear. Herein, we report that DA and its rationally designed structural derivatives (1-6) based on DA's oxidative transformation are able to modulate multiple pathological elements found in AD [ i.e., metal ions, metal-free amyloid-β (Aβ), metal-bound Aβ (metal-Aβ), and reactive oxygen species (ROS)], with demonstration of detailed molecular-level mechanisms...
May 21, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782793/zinc-ii-histidine-induced-collagen-peptide-assemblies-morphology-modulation-and-hydrolytic-catalysis-evaluation
#14
Yi-Han Ting, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Wan-Jung Cheng, Jia-Cherng Horng
Collagen-related materials have many potential biomedical applications because of their high biocompatibility and biodegradability. Designed collagen-mimetic peptides (CMPs) could self-assemble into supramolecular structures via a variety of interactions. In particular, metal-ligand interactions can induce microscale sizes of collagen assemblies. Our previous study also successfully applied metal-histidine coordination method to promote the self-assembly of CMPs into micrometers of constructs. In an effort to broaden the metal-induced strategies on assembling designed CMPs and explore the new insights into their assembly process, herein we designed and synthesized a series of short CMPs with one or more histidine residues incorporated into the peptides and used Zn(II) to induce the formation of collagen assembled microstructures...
May 21, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782692/the-influence-of-chemical-modification-on-linker-rotational-dynamics-in-metal-organic-frameworks
#15
Joshua Damron, Jialiu Ma, Ricardo Kurz, Kay Saalwaechter, Adam Matzger, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
The robust synthetic flexibility of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) offers a promising class of tailorable materials, for which, the ability to tune specific physicochemical properties is highly desired. This is achievable only through a thorough description of the consequences for chemical manipulations both in structure and dynamics. Magic angle spinning solid-state NMR spectroscopy offers many modalities in this pursuit, particularly for dynamic studies. Herein, we employ a separated-local-field NMR approach to show how specific intra-framework chemical modifications to MOF UiO66 heavily modulate the dynamic evolution of the organic ring moiety over several orders of magnitude...
May 21, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782683/nife-oxy-hydroxides-derived-from-nife-disulfides-as-an-efficient-oxygen-evolution-catalyst-for-rechargeable-zn-air-batteries-the-effect-of-surface-s-residues
#16
Tanyuan Wang, Gyutae Nam, Yue Jin, Xingyu Wang, Pengju Ren, Min Gyu Kim, Jiashun Liang, Xiaodong Wen, Haeseong Jang, Jiantao Han, Yunhui Huang, Qing Li, Jaephil Cho
A facile H2 O2 oxidation treatment to tune the properties of metal disulfides for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity enhancement is introduced. With this method, the degree of oxidation can be readily controlled and the effect of surface S residues in the resulted metal (oxy)hydroxides for the OER is revealed for the first time. The developed NiFe (oxy)hydroxide catalyst with residual S demonstrates an extraordinarily low OER overpotential of 190 mV at the current density of 10 mA cm-2 after coupling with carbon nanotubes, and outstanding performance in Zn-air battery tests...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782677/ultrathin-transition-metal-dichalcogenide-3d-metal-hydroxide-hybridized-nanosheets-to-enhance-hydrogen-evolution-activity
#17
Zhengju Zhu, Huajie Yin, Chun-Ting He, Mohammad Al-Mamun, Porun Liu, Lixue Jiang, Yong Zhao, Yun Wang, Hua-Gui Yang, Zhiyong Tang, Dan Wang, Xiao-Ming Chen, Huijun Zhao
The vast majority of the reported hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalysts perform poorly under alkaline conditions due to the sluggish water dissociation kinetics. Herein, a hybridization catalyst construction concept is presented to dramatically enhance the alkaline HER activities of catalysts based on 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) (MoS2 and WS2 ). A series of ultrathin 2D-hybrids are synthesized via facile controllable growth of 3d metal (Ni, Co, Fe, Mn) hydroxides on the monolayer 2D-TMD nanosheets...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782676/composition-graded-cesium-lead-halide-perovskite-nanowires-with-tunable-dual-color-lasing-performance
#18
Ling Huang, Qinggang Gao, Ling-Dong Sun, Hao Dong, Shuo Shi, Tong Cai, Qing Liao, Chun-Hua Yan
Cesium lead halide (CsPbX3 ) perovskite has emerged as a promising low-threshold multicolor laser material; however, realizing wavelength-tunable lasing output from a single CsPbX3 nanostructure is still constrained by integrating different composition. Here, the direct synthesis of composition-graded CsPbBrx I3- x nanowires (NWs) is reported through vapor-phase epitaxial growth on mica. The graded composition along the NW, with an increased Br/I from the center to the ends, comes from desynchronized deposition of cesium lead halides and temperature-controlled anion-exchange reaction...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782672/high-yield-production-of-monolayer-feps-3-quantum-sheets-via-chemical-exfoliation-for-efficient-photocatalytic-hydrogen-evolution
#19
Zhongzhou Cheng, Tofik Ahmed Shifa, Fengmei Wang, Yi Gao, Peng He, Kai Zhang, Chao Jiang, Quanlin Liu, Jun He
2D layered transition metal phosphorus trichalcogenides (MPX3 ) possess higher in-plane stiffness and lower cleavage energies than graphite. This allows them to be exfoliated down to the atomic thickness. However, a rational exfoliation route has to be sought to achieve surface-active and uniform individual layers. Herein, monolayered FePS3 quantum sheets (QSs) are systematically obtained, whose diameters range from 4-8 nm, through exfoliation of the bulk in hydrazine solution. These QSs exhibit a widened bandgap of 2...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782662/spoof-plasmonics-from-metamaterial-concept-to-topological-description
#20
REVIEW
Zhen Gao, Lin Wu, Fei Gao, Yu Luo, Baile Zhang
Advances in metamaterials have offered the opportunity of engineering electromagnetic properties beyond the limits of natural materials. A typical example is "spoof" surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), which mimic features of SPPs without penetrating into metal, but only with periodic corrugations on metal surfaces. They hold considerable promise in device applications from microwaves to the far infrared, where real SPP modes do not exist. The original spoof SPP concept is derived from the description of corrugated surfaces by a metamaterial that hosts an effective plasma frequency...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
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