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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107004/microviscosity-offered-by-ionic-liquids-and-ionic-liquid-glycol-mixtures-is-probe-dependent
#1
Anu Kadyan, Siddharth Pandey
Interactions present within the solubilizing media constituted of ionic liquids (ILs) govern the outcomes of chemical processes carried out within such media by controlling the behavior of solutes dissolved therein. Fluidity afforded by IL-based media, in this context, not only reveals interactions present within the system, it also helps decide whether the system is suitable for an application. Response of spectroscopic microviscosity probes dissolved in IL and IL-based solvents, in this regard, reveals information on both solute-solvent and solvent-solvent interactions present within the system...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102038/edta-is-superior-to-dtt-treatment-for-overcoming-the-prozone-effect-in-hla-antibody-testing
#2
J Wang, J R Meade, N K Brown, J G Weidner, S R Marino
A limitation of solid-phase human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody assays is the falsely low/negative result of samples with high-titer antibodies, a phenomenon known as the prozone effect. Here we compared the efficacy of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and dithiothreitol (DTT) treatment of serum samples in overcoming the prozone effect. A total of 21 serum samples were treated with either EDTA or DTT before HLA single antigen bead assay. The efficacy of prozone effect reversal, compared with untreated samples, was examined on fourfold, serially diluted samples, from neat to 1:256, using PBS as diluent...
February 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099808/dynamics-in-a-room-temperature-ionic-liquid-from-the-cation-perspective-2d-ir-vibrational-echo-spectroscopy
#3
Steven A Yamada, Heather E Bailey, Amr Tamimi, Chunya Li, Michael D Fayer
The dynamics of the room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BmimNTf2) were investigated with two dimensional infrared (2D IR) vibrational echo spectroscopy and polarization selective pump-probe (PSPP) experiments. The CN stretch frequency of a modified Bmim+ cation (referred to hereafter as 2-SeCN-Bmim+), in which a SeCN moiety was substituted onto the C-2 position of the imidazolium ring, was used as a vibrational probe. A major result of the 2D IR experiments is the observation of a long timescale structural spectral diffusion component of 600 ps in addition to short and intermediate timescales similar to those measured for selenocyanate anion (SeCN‒) dissolved in BmimNTf2...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095594/mixed-metal-tungsten-oxide-photoanode-materials-made-by-pulsed-laser-in-liquids-synthesis
#4
Carl M Blumenfeld, Marcus Lau, Harry B Gray, Astrid M Müller
Globally scalable sunlight-driven devices that convert solar energy into storable fuels will require efficient light absorbers that are made of non-precious elements. Suitable photoanode materials are yet to be discovered. Here we utilised the timesaving nature of pulsed-laser in liquids synthesis and prepared a series of neat and mixed-metal tungsten oxide photoanode materials to investigate the effect of ad-metals on optical and photocurrent generation properties. We obtained sub-μm-sized materials with different colours from W, Al, Ta, or first-row transition metal targets in water or aqueous ammonium metatungstate solutions...
January 17, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092854/biopharmaceutical-characterization-of-praziquantel-cocrystals-and-cyclodextrin-complexes-prepared-by-grinding
#5
Martina Cugovčan, Jasna Jablan, Jasmina Lovrić, Dominik Cinčić, Nives Galić, Mario Jug
Mechanochemical activation using several different co-grinding additives was applied as a green chemistry approach to improve physiochemical and biopharmaceutical properties of praziquantel (PZQ). Liquid assisted grinding with an equimolar amount of citric acid (CA), malic acid (MA), salicylic acid (SA) and tartaric acid (TA) gained in cocrystal formation, which all showed pH-dependent solubility and dissolution rate. However, the most soluble cocrystal of PZQ with MA was chemically unstable, as seen during the stability testing...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091674/a-site-holding-effect-of-tio2-surface-hydroxyl-in-the-photocatalytic-direct-synthesis-of-1-1-diethoxyethane-from-ethanol
#6
Hongxia Zhang, Wenqin Zhang, Min Zhao, Pengju Yang, Zhenping Zhu
To understand the mechanism of the photocatalytic direct synthesis of 1,1-diethoxyethane (DEE) from ethanol is vital for enhancing the reaction efficiency. Based on photocatalytic data of different phase TiO2 and F-TiO2 catalysts, radical trapping data, and GC-MS data, we proposed a photocatalytic mechanism for the preparation of both DEE in neat ethanol and 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) in ethanol-H2O using photocatalytic methods. In neat ethanol, hydroxyl isn't involved in the catalytic cyclic process but hydroxyl has an indirect site-holding effect, thus leading to more hydroxyl groups with higher activity...
January 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088693/reinforcement-of-a-pmma-resin-for-interim-fixed-prostheses-with-silica-nanoparticles
#7
Marianthi Topouzi, Eleana Kontonasaki, Dimitrios Bikiaris, Lambrini Papadopoulou, Konstantinos M Paraskevopoulos, Petros Koidis
PURPOSE: Fractures in long span provisional/interim restorations are a common complication. Adequate fracture toughness is necessary to resist occlusal forces and crack propagation, so these restorations should be constructed with materials of improved mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible reinforcement of neat silica nanoparticles and trietoxyvinylsilane-modified silica nanoparticles in a PMMA resin for fixed interim restorations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Composite PMMA-Silica nanoparticles powders were mixed with PMMA liquid and compact bar shaped specimens were fabricated according to the British standard BS EN ISO 127337:2005...
January 9, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088643/molecular-mechanisms-of-bio-catalysis-of-heme-extraction-from-hemoglobin
#8
Serzhan Sakipov, Olga Rafikova, Maria G Kurnikova, Ruslan Rafikov
Red blood cell hemolysis in sickle cell disease (SCD) releases free hemoglobin. Extracellular hemoglobin and its degradation products, free heme and iron, are highly toxic due to oxidative stress induction and decrease in nitric oxide availability. We propose an approach that helps to eliminate extracellular hemoglobin toxicity in SCD by employing a bacterial protein system that evolved to extract heme from extracellular hemoglobin. NEAr heme Transporter (NEAT) domains from iron-regulated surface determinant proteins from Staphylococcus aureus specifically bind free heme as well as facilitate its extraction from hemoglobin...
January 7, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088149/collective-excitations-in-liquid-dimethyl-sulfoxide-dmso-fir-spectrum-low-frequency-vibrational-density-of-states-and-ultrafast-dipolar-solvation-dynamics
#9
Milan K Hazra, Biman Bagchi
Valuable dynamical and structural information about neat liquid DMSO at ambient conditions can be obtained through a study of low frequency vibrations in the far infrared (FIR), that is, terahertz regime. For DMSO, collective excitations as well as single molecule stretches and bends have been measured by different kinds of experiments such as OHD-RIKES and terahertz spectroscopy. In the present work, we investigate the intermolecular vibrational spectrum of DMSO through three different computational techniques namely (i) the far-infrared spectrum obtained through the Fourier transform of total dipole moment auto-time correlation function, (ii) from the Fourier transform of the translational and angular velocity time autocorrelation functions, and (iii) a quenched normal mode analysis of the parent liquid at 300 K...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088122/a-comparative-study-on-the-effects-of-ultrathin-luminescent-graphene-oxide-quantum-dot-goqd-and-graphene-oxide-go-nanosheets-on-the-interfacial-interactions-and-mechanical-properties-of-an-epoxy-composite
#10
B Karimi, B Ramezanzadeh
The reinforcement effect of graphene oxide nanosheets on the mechanical properties of an epoxy coating has been extensively studied. However, the effect of graphene oxide quantum dot (GOQD) as a new unique carbon based nanomaterial (with lateral dimension of 5-6nm and thickness of one carbon atom) on the mechanical properties of epoxy coating has not been reported and compared with GO yet. So this study aims at fabrication of a high-performance polymer composite with unique mechanical properties using GOQD nanosheets...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081514/role-of-mirna-1-in-regulating-connexin-43-in-ischemia-reperfusion-heart-injury-a-rat-model
#11
Bo Bian, Xue-Fang Yu, Guo-Qin Wang, Tian-Ming Teng
MiRNA-1 may participate in regulating ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) by affecting the expression and distribution of connexin 43 (Cx43). The aim of this study is to investigate miR-1 expression and its potential role in regulating Cx43 during ischemic postconditioning (IPOST) in a rat model. Fifty-five Wistar male rats were randomly divided into five groups: N, IR, IPOST, agomir-1, and antagomir-1 group. The hearts were perfused with the Langendorff system. The reperfusion arrhythmia (RA) and myocardial infarct size were observed and recorded...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080039/using-standing-gold-nanorod-arrays-as-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy-sers-substrates-for-detection-of-carbaryl-residues-in-fruit-juice-and-milk
#12
Fouad K Alsammarraie, Mengshi Lin
In recent years, there have been increasing concerns about pesticide residues in various foods. On the other hand, there is growing attention in utilizing novel nanomaterials as highly sensitive, low-cost, and reproducible substrates for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) applications. The objective of this study was to develop a SERS method for the rapid detection of pesticides that were extracted from different types of food samples (fruit juice and milk). A new SERS substrate was prepared by assembling gold nanorods into standing arrays on a gold-coated silicon slide...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074877/microwave-synthesized-freestanding-iron-carbon-nanotubes-on-polyester-composites-of-woven-kevlar-fibre-and-silver-nanoparticle-decorated-graphene
#13
Ankita Hazarika, Biplab K Deka, DoYoung Kim, Kyungil Kong, Young-Bin Park, Hyung Wook Park
We synthesized Ag nanoparticle-decorated multilayered graphene nanosheets (Ag-graphene) from graphite nanoplatelets and silver nitrate through 90-100 s of microwave exposure, without the use of any mineral acids or harsh reducing agents. Fe nanoparticle-decorated carbon nanotubes (Fe-CNTs) were grown on polypyrrole (PPy) deposited on woven Kevlar fibre (WKF), using ferrocene as a catalyst, under microwave irradiation. Fe-CNTs grown on WKF and Ag-graphene dispersed in polyester resin (PES) were combined to fabricate Ag-graphene/Fe-CNT/PPy-coated WKF/PES composites by vacuum-assisted resin transfer moulding...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074490/rationally-designed-blue-triplet-emitting-gold-iiii-complexes-based-on-phenylpyridine-derived-framework
#14
Michael Bachmann, Jasmin Terreni, Olivier Blacque, Koushik Venkatesan
A series of blue emitting phosphorescent monocyclometalated Au(III) complexes were successfully synthesized. Tailoring substitutions at the phenylpyridine (ppy) ligand scaffold with the electron withdrawing fluorine groups at the phenyl ring to achieve stabilization of the HOMO and electron donating dimethylamino group on the pyridine ring to destabilize the LUMO resulted in a large energy gap and bestowed the gold(III) complexes with emission at high energies and high quantum efficiencies. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) studies are suggestive of a predominantly cyclometalated ligand localized redox event...
January 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069204/enhancement-of-thermal-and-mechanical-properties-of-poly-mma-co-ba-cloisite-30b-nanocomposites-by-ultrasound-assisted-in-situ-emulsion-polymerization
#15
Sachin Sharma, Maneesh Kumar Poddar, Vijayanand S Moholkar
This study reports synthesis and characterization of poly(MMA-co-BA)/Cloisite 30B (organo-modified montmorillonite clay) nanocomposites by ultrasound-assisted in-situ emulsion polymerization. Copolymers have been synthesized with MMA:BA monomer ratio of 4:1, and varying clay loading (1-5wt% monomer). The poly(MMA-co-BA)/Cloisite 30B nanocomposites have been characterized for their thermal and mechanical properties. Ultrasonically synthesized nanocomposites have been revealed to possess higher thermal degradation resistance and mechanical strength than the nanocomposites synthesized using conventional techniques...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068097/characterization-of-phase-separation-propensity-for-amorphous-spray-dried-dispersions
#16
Daniel McNamara, Shawn Yin, Duohai Pan, George Crull, Peter Timmins, Balvinder Vig
A generalized screening approach, applying isothermal calorimetry at 37 °C 100% RH, to formulations of spray dried dispersions (SDDs) for two active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) (BMS-903452 and BMS-986034) is demonstrated. APIs 452 and 034, with similar chemotypes, were synthesized and promoted during development for oral dosing. Both APIs were formulated as SDDs for animal exposure studies using the polymer hydroxypropylmethlycellulose acetyl succinate M grade (HPMCAS-M). 452 formulated at 30% (wt/wt %) was an extremely robust SDD that was able to withstand 40 °C 75% RH open storage conditions for 6 months with no physical evidence of crystallization or loss of dissolution performance...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068070/polymer-nanocomposites-with-cellulose-nanocrystals-featuring-adaptive-surface-groups
#17
Jens Christoph Natterodt, Janak Sapkota, E Johan Foster, Christoph Weder
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are mechanically rigid, toxicologically benign, fiber-like nanoparticles. They can easily be extracted from renewable bio-sources and have attracted significant interest as reinforcing fillers in polymers. We here report the modification of CNCs with the 2-ureido-4[1H]pyrimidinone (UPy) motif as an adaptive compatibilizer, which permits the dispersion of UPy-modified CNCs in nonpolar as well as polar media. In toluene, the UPy motifs appear to form intra-CNC dimers, so that the particles are somewhat hydrophobized and well-dispersible in this nonpolar solvent...
January 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067839/antibacterial-activity-of-neat-chitosan-powder-and-flakes
#18
Nury Ardila, France Daigle, Marie-Claude Heuzey, Abdellah Ajji
This study investigates the antibacterial activity of neat chitosan powder and flakes against three different bacterial species, Escherichia coli, Listeria innocua and Staphylococcus aureus, which are frequent causes of food spoilage. The effect of chitosan concentration and purity, as well as the influence of temperature, ionic strength (salt) and impact of a solid physical support in the medium are examined. Results show that the antibacterial activity of neat chitosan: (i) requires partial solubilisation; (ii) can be promoted by environmental factors such as adequate temperature range, ionic strength and the presence of a solid physical support that may facilitate the attachment of bacteria; (iii) depends on bacterial species, with a sensitivity order of E...
January 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059508/non-classical-size-dependence-of-permeation-defines-bounds-for-passive-adsorption-of-large-drug-molecules
#19
Cameron R Pye, William M Hewitt, Joshua A Schwochert, Terra D Haddad, Chad E Townsend, Lyns Etienne, Yongtong Lao, Chris Limberakis, Akihiro Furukawa, Alan M Mathiowetz, David A Price, Spiros Liras, R Scott Lokey
There is a growing number of intracellular protein-protein interactions (PPI's) with potential therapeutic importance that demand larger ligands than those that neatly fit into most common criteria for "drug-likeness". Macrocyclic peptides pro-vide the large surface area required to inhibit PPIs and, in principle, avoid many of the pitfalls associated with peptides, including low stability and membrane permeability. However, the design of passively cell-permeable molecules in this space remains a great challenge due to the poorly understood roles of molecular size and lipophilicity in determining pas-sive membrane permeability above MW ~500...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058428/incorporation-of-aspirin-modulates-the-dynamical-and-phase-behavior-of-the-phospholipid-membrane
#20
V K Sharma, E Mamontov, M Ohl, M Tyagi
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most widely used medications in the world for their analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory actions, despite a well-known incidence of a wide spectrum of their adverse effects. To a great extent, beneficial action and side effects of NSAIDs are associated with the interaction of these drugs at the cell membrane level. Here, we use neutron scattering to combine elastic intensity scans, quasielastic and neutron spin echo (NSE) measurements to understand the effect of aspirin, a commonly used NSAID, on the dynamical and phase behavior of the membrane of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC), a prominent representative of phospholipids residing in the outer leaflet of the human erythrocyte membrane...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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