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electrolyte and acid-base

Denisa Geffertová, Syed Tahir Ali, Veronika Šolínová, Marcela Krečmerová, Antonín Holý, Zdeněk Havlas, Václav Kašička
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) and quantum mechanical density functional theory (DFT) were applied to the investigation of the acid-base and electromigration properties of important compounds: newly synthesized derivatives of 5-azacytosine - analogs of efficient antiviral drug cidofovir. These compounds exhibit a strong antiviral activity and they are considered as potential new antiviral agents. For their characterization and application, it is necessary to know their acid-base properties, particularly the acidity constants (pKa) of their ionogenic groups (the basic N(3) atom of the triazine ring and the acidic phosphonic acid group in the alkyl chain)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Feili Lai, Dingyu Yong, Xueliang Ning, Bicai Pan, Yue-E Miao, Tianxi Liu
Molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2 ) has emerged as a promising electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). However, its properties are still confined due to the limited active sites and poor conductivity. Thus, it remains a great challenge to synergistically achieve structural and electronic modulations for MoSe2 -based HER catalysts because of the contradictory relationship between these two characteristics. Herein, bacterial cellulose-derived carbon nanofibers are used to assist the uniform growth of few-layered MoSe2 nanosheets, which effectively increase the active sites of MoSe2 for hydrogen atom adsorption...
December 5, 2016: Small
Jan-Patrick Melchior, Günter Majer, Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
Transport properties and hydration behavior of phosphoric acid/(benz)imidazole mixtures are investigated by diverse NMR techniques, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and conductivity measurements. The monomeric systems can serve as models for phosphoric acid/poly-benzimidazole membranes which are known for their exceptional performance in high temperature PEM fuel cells. (1)H- and (31)P-NMR data show benzimidazole acting as a strong Brønsted base with respect to neat phosphoric acid. Since benzimidazole's nitrogens are fully protonated with a low rate for proton exchange with phosphate species, proton diffusion and conduction processes must take place within the hydrogen bond network of phosphoric acid only...
December 5, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Mubarak Ali, Patricio Ramirez, Ivana Duznovic, Saima Nasir, Salvador Mafe, Wolfgang Ensinger
We design and characterize a nanofluidic device for the label-free specific detection of histamine neurotransmitter based on a metal ion displacement mechanism. The sensor consists of an asymmetric polymer nanopore fabricated via ion track-etching technique. The nanopore sensor surface having metal-nitrilotriacetic (NTA-Ni(2+)) chelates is obtained by covalent coupling of native carboxylic acid groups with Nα,Nα-bis(carboxymethyl)-l-lysine (BCML), followed by exposure to Ni(2+) ion solution. The BCML immobilization and subsequent Ni(2+) ion complexation with NTA moieties change the surface charge concentration, which has a significant impact on the current-voltage (I-V) curve after chemical modification of the nanopore...
November 28, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Cathy Langston
Because of the role of the kidneys in maintaining homeostasis in the body, kidney disease leads to derangements of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. The most effective therapy of a uremic crisis is careful management of fluid balance, which involves thoughtful assessment of hydration, a fluid treatment plan personalized for the specific patient, and repeated and frequent reassessment of fluid and electrolyte balance. Disorders of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus are commonly encountered in kidney disease and some may be life-threatening...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
S Harirforoosh, K O West, D E Murrell, J W Denham, P C Panus, G A Hanley
OBJECTIVE:  Celecoxib (CEL) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) showing selective cycloxygenase-2 inhibition. While effective as a pain reducer, CEL exerts some negative influence on renal and gastrointestinal parameters. This study examined CEL pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics following drug reformulation as a poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid nanoparticle (NP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were administered either vehicle (VEH) (methylcellulose solution), blank NP, 40 mg/kg CEL in methylcellulose, or an equivalent NP dose (CEL-NP)...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Ewout J Hoorn
The topic of intravenous (IV) fluids may be regarded as "reverse nephrology", because nephrologists usually treat to remove fluids rather than to infuse them. However, because nephrology is deeply rooted in fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, IV fluids belong in the realm of our specialty. The field of IV fluid therapy is in motion due to the increasing use of balanced crystalloids, partly fueled by the advent of new solutions. This review aims to capture these recent developments by critically evaluating the current evidence base...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Deepak Dubal, Belén Ballesteros, Ashwini Mohite, Pedro Gomez-Romero
Hybrid materials are prominent role-models for the fabrication of high performance supercapacitors. Here, we have explored organic-inorganic hybrid materials based on open-end porous 1D polypyrrole nano-pipes (PPy-NPipes) and heteropolyoxometalate (phosphotungstate ([PW12O40]3- (PW12) or phosphomolybdate [PMo12O40]3- (PMo12)) that display excellent areal capacitances. Two different hybrid materials (PMo12@PPy and PW12@PPy) were effectively synthesized and applied for symmetric supercapacitors. The anchoring of the inorganic nanoclusters onto the conducting polymer nanopipes led indeed to electrodes which stood up to our best expectations exhibiting outstanding areal capacitances which are almost 1...
November 29, 2016: ChemSusChem
Yihong Xiao, Dongmei Wang, Guohui Cai, Yong Zheng, Fulan Zhong
NOx is a notorious emission from motor vehicles and chemical factories as the precursor of acid rain and photochemical smog. Although zirconia-based NOx sensors have been developed and showed high sensitivity and selectivity at a high temperature of above 800 °C, they fail to show good performance, and even don't work at the typical work temperature window of the automotive engine (<500 °C). It still is a formidable challenge for development of mild-temperature NOx detector or sensor. Herein, a novel amperometric solid-state NOx sensor was developed using perovskite-type oxide Gd1-xCaxAlO3-δ(GCA) as the electrolyte and NiO as the sensing electrode...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
Zhi-Gang Wu, Wu Jiang, Song-Lin Chen, Nitin Mantri, Zheng-Ming Tao, Cheng-Xi Jiang
Plant cold acclimation (CA) is a genetically complex phenomenon involving gene regulation and expression. Little is known about the cascading pattern of gene regulatroy network and the link between genes and metabolites during CA. Dendrobium officinale (DOKM) is an important medicinal and ornamental plant and hypersensitive to low temperature. Here, we used the large scale metabolomic and transcriptomic technologies to reveal the response to CA in DOKM seedlings based on the physiological profile analyses. Lowering temperature from 4 to -2°C resulted in significant increase (P < 0...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Liangjie Yin, Reshu Gupta, Lauren Vaught, Astrid Grosche, Paul Okunieff, Sadasivan Vidyasagar
Destruction of clonogenic cells in the crypt following irradiation are thought to cause altered gastrointestinal function. Previously, we found that an amino acid-based oral rehydration solution (AA-ORS) improved gastrointestinal function in irradiated mice. However, the exact mechanisms were unknown. Electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blot analysis were used to determine that AA-ORS increased proliferation, maturation, and differentiation and improved electrolyte and nutrient absorption in irradiated mice...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ling Ding, Wenying Lv, Kun Yao, Liming Li, Mengmeng Wang, Guoguang Liu
Humin is the component of humic substances that is recalcitrant to extraction by either strong bases or strong acids, which contains a variety of functional groups that may combine with heavy metal ions. The present study employed humin as an adsorbent to investigate the efficacy of a remediation strategy under the effects of humin-enhanced electrokinetics. Because the cations gravitate toward cathode and anions are transferred to anode, humin was placed in close proximity to the cathode in the form of a package...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Zhaoyu Jin, Panpan Li, Dan Xiao
Decoupled hydrogen and oxygen production have been successfully embedded into an aqueous dual-electrolyte (acid-base) battery for simultaneous energy storage and conversion. We adopt a three-electrode configuration involving an electrocatalytic hydrogen-evolving electrode as cathode, an alkaline battery-type or capacitor-type anode as shuttle, as well as a charging assisting electrode for electro-/photoelectrochemically catalyzing water oxidation. The conceptual battery not only synergistically outputs electricity and chemical fuels with tremendous specific energy and power densities, but also supports various approaches to be charged by pure or solar-assisted electricity...
November 8, 2016: ChemSusChem
Olga Naumov, Sergej Naumov, Roman Flyunt, Bernd Abel, Aron Varga
Similar to polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, the widespread application of solid acid fuel cells (SAFCs) has been hindered partly by the necessity of the use of the precious-metal catalyst Pt in the electrodes. Here we investigate multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for their potential catalytic activity by using symmetric cell measurements of solid-acid-based electrochemical cells in a cathodic environment. For all measurements, the carbon nanotubes were Pt free and subject to either nitrogen or oxygen plasma treatment...
November 14, 2016: ChemSusChem
Seongmin Yuk, Min-Ju Choo, Dongyoung Lee, Hwanuk Guim, Tae-Ho Kim, Dai Gil Lee, Sungyu Choi, Dong-Hyun Lee, Gisu Doo, Young Taik Hong, Hee-Tak Kim
A scalable nanofastener featuring a 3D interlocked interfacial structure between the hydrocarbon membrane and perfluorinated sulfonic acid based catalyst layer is presented to overcome the interfacial issue of hydrocarbon membrane based polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The nanofastener-introduced membrane electrode assembly (MEA) withstands more than 3000 humidity cycles which is 20 times higher durability than that of MEA without nanofastener.
November 10, 2016: Advanced Materials
Aishwarya Mahadevan, Sandun Fernando
An improved glycerol biosensor was developed via direct attachment of NAD(+)-glycerol dehydrogenase coenzyme-apoenzyme complex onto supporting gold electrodes, using novel inorganic iron (II) sulfide (FeS)-based single molecular wires. Sensing performance factors, i.e., sensitivity, a detection limit and response time of the FeS and conventional pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-based biosensor were evaluated by dynamic constant potential amperometry at 1.3V under non-buffered conditions. For glycerol concentrations ranging from 1 to 25mM, a 77% increase in sensitivity and a 53% decrease in detection limit were observed for the FeS-based biosensor when compared to the conventional PQQ-based counterpart...
October 31, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Sadaf Hameed, Anam Munawar, Waheed S Khan, Adnan Mujahid, Ayesha Ihsan, Asma Rehman, Ishaq Ahmed, Sadia Z Bajwa
This work is the first report describing the development of a novel three dimensional manganese nanostructures based carbon nanotubes (CNTs-Mn NPs) composite, for the determination of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in pharmaceutical formulation. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were used as a conductive skeleton to anchor highly electrolytic manganese nanoparticles (Mn NPs), which were prepared by a hydrothermal method. Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy revealed the presence of Mn Nps of 20-25nm, anchored along the whole length of CNTs, in the form of patches having a diameter of 50-500nm...
October 4, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Reine Nehmé, Carla Atieh, Syntia Fayad, Bérengère Claude, Agnès Chartier, Mona Tannoury, Fatma Elleuch, Slim Abdelkafi, Chantal Pichon, Philippe Morin
Amino acids play a key role in food analysis, clinical diagnostics and biochemical research. Capillary electrophoresis with laser-induced fluorescence detection was used for the analysis of several amino acids. Amino acid labeling with fluorescein isothiocyanate was conducted using microwave-assisted derivatization at 80°C (680 W) during only 150 s. Good electrophoretic resolution was obtained using a background electrolyte composed of sodium tetraborate buffer (100 mM; pH 9.4) and β-cyclodextrin (10 mM), and the limits of quantification were 3-30 nM...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
S M Kuskonmaz, Ö Kurtipek, M E Aydın, M E Erbatur, M Alkan, Y Ünal, M Arslan
AIM: Intraoperative blood glucose concentration is known to be an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Arterial blood gas analysis is an important investigation to monitor the acid-base balance and gas exchange in these patients. Hyperglycemia leads to a series of metabolic changes which affect acid-base balance and serum electrolytes. In this study, we aimed to look into the effect of glycemic control on arterial blood gas parameters, serum electrolytes, and hemoglobin (Hb)...
November 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
W F Ho, K M Lim, K-L Yang
Membraneless microfluidic fuel cells operated under two co-laminar flows often face serious fuel cross-over problems, especially when flow rates are close to zero. In this study, we show that polyethylene glycol (PEG) monomers can be cross-linked inside microfluidic channels to form leak-free PEG membranes, which prevent mixing of two incompatible electrolyte solutions while allowing diffusion of certain molecules (e.g. glucose) and ions. By using PEG monomers of different molecular weights and cross-linking conditions, we are able to tailor selectivity of the membrane to allow passage of glucose while blocking larger molecules such as trypan blue...
November 3, 2016: Lab on a Chip
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