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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821075/rapid-fabrication-of-transparent-film-directly-from-wood-fibers-with-microwave-assisted-ionic-liquids-technology
#1
Pengbo Lu, Fan Cheng, Yanghao Ou, Meiyan Lin, Lingfeng Su, Size Chen, Xilang Yao, Detao Liu
Presently flexibly transparent film or nanopaper from all cellulose was mostly fabricated by assembling cellulose nanofibers disintegrated from macroscopic wood fibers which mostly suffers from potential environmental toxicity or high cost. In this work, we firstly reported an all-cellulose transparent film fabricated by a novel microwave-assisted ionic liquids technology (MILT). The use of MILT for treating the original all-cellulose paper brings nearly 2.6 fold-increases in optical transmission, and 2.0 fold-increases in tensile property compared to those without microwave assistance...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812744/benzene-centred-tripodal-diglycolamides-for-the-sequestration-of-trivalent-actinides-metal-ion-extraction-and-luminescence-spectroscopic-investigations-in-a-room-temperature-ionic-liquid
#2
Seraj Ahmad Ansari, Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, Andrea Leoncini, Jurriaan Huskens, Willem Verboom
Three benzene-centred tripodal diglycolamide (Bz-T-DGA) ligands, where the diglycolamide (DGA) moieties are attached to a central benzene ring through ethylene spacers (LI), amide groups (LII) or ether linkages (LIII), were evaluated for their extraction behaviour towards trivalent actinide and lanthanide ions in a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL), viz. 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide ([C4mim][Tf2N]). The extraction behaviour of these ligands in [C4mim][Tf2N] medium was compared with that obtained in the molecular solvent n-dodecane showing an opposite selectivity of LIII > LII > LIvs...
August 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811118/prediction-and-characterization-of-the-stability-enhancing-effect-of-the-cherry-tag%C3%A2-in-highly-concentrated-protein-solutions-by-complex-rheological-measurements-and-md-simulations
#3
Pascal Baumann, Marie-Therese Schermeyer, Hannah Burghardt, Cathrin Dürr, Jonas Gärtner, Jürgen Hubbuch
Solution stability attributes are one of the key parameters within the production and launching phase of new biopharmaceuticals. Instabilities of active biological compounds can reduce the yield of biopharmaceutical productions, and may induce undesired reactions in patients, such as immunogenic rejections. Protein solution stability thus needs to be engineered and monitored throughout production and storage. In contrast to the gold standard of long-term storage experiments applied in industry, novel experimental and in silico molecular dynamics tools for predicting protein solution stability can be applied within several minutes or hours...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810731/the-impact-of-hydrogen-bonding-on-the-dynamics-and-structure-of-protic-ionic-liquid-water-binary-mixtures
#4
Heather E Bailey, Yong-Lei Wang, Michael D Fayer
The orientational dynamics and microscopic liquid structure of a protic ionic liquid, 1-ethylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EhimNTf2), and its aprotic analogue, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EmimNTf2), were studied at various water concentrations using optical heterodyne-detected optical Kerr Effect (OHD-OKE) spectroscopy, linear infrared spectroscopy, and atomistic simulations. The OHD-OKE experiments essentially measure the orientational relaxation of the Ehim+ and Emim+ cations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806859/analysis-of-low-molecular-weight-compounds-using-maldi-and-ldi-tof-ms-direct-detection-of-active-pharmaceutical-ingredients-in-different-formulations
#5
João L Bronzel, Cintia D F Milagre, Humberto M S Milagre
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS) is a high throughput, easy to use analytical technique. The simple sample preparation of this technique and its tolerance to the presence of contaminants are among its advantages. In contrast, depending on the matrix used, MALDI can ionize and generates ions in the low m/z range that complicate the interpretation of the spectra of low molecular weight compounds. To address this issue, one can envisage the use of tunable ionic matrices that can reduce the low m/z interferents...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801044/cationic-ionic-liquid-surfactant-polyacrylamide-gel-electrophoresis-for-enhanced-separation-of-acidic-and-basic-proteins-with-single-step-ribonuclease-b-glycoforms-separation
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Punprabhashi Vidanapathirana, Farhana Hasan, Kaitlyn Mussio, Anuja Pande, Michael Brands, Noureen Siraj, Anne Grove, Isiah M Warner
Cationic ionic liquids-based surfactants (ILS), such as 4-methyl pyridinium bromide (CnPBr, where n=4,6,8), were used in preparation of polyacrylamide gels, sample buffer, and running buffer for cationic ILS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (ILS-PAGE). These ILS are liquids in the pure state and were selected for improved separation of ribonuclease b (Rib b) glycoforms in a single step and a protein mixture containing bovine serum albumin (BSA, pI-4.8, 66.5kDa), ovalbumin (Ova, pI-4.6, 44.3kDa), α-chymotrypsinogen (α-Chy, pI-8...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795435/effect-of-carbon-supports-on-enhancing-mass-kinetic-current-density-of-fe-n-c-electrocatalysts
#7
Xinghua Chen, Fei He, Yanfei Shen, Yiran Yang, Hao Mei, Songqin Liu, Toshiyuki Mori, Yuanjian Zhang
Of note, the mass kinetic current density (mass JK) of most extensively reported M-N/C catalysts (M represents non-precious metal elements such as Fe, Co, and Cu), a potential alternative to noble metal catalyst in fuel cells, is poorer than that of commercial Pt/C. Thus, deep understanding of the intrinsic roles of carbon supports may contribute to the development of M-N/C catalysts from a practical point of view. Herein, the routinely used carbon supports, i.e. carbon black (CB) and carbon nanotubes (CNT) that have different morphology and crystallinity were investigated to uncover the factors that affected the mass JK of Fe-N/C in electrocatalytic oxygen reduction...
August 9, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792743/a-paradigm-shift-for-preparing-versatile-m2-free-gels-from-unmodified-sodium-alginate
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Maria M Pérez-Madrigal, Juan Torras, Jordi Casanovas, Marleen Häring, Carlos Aleman, David Díaz Díaz
This manuscript describes a new route to prepare rapidly Ca2+-free hydrogels from unmodified sodium alginate by simply mixing with small organic molecules such as polycarboxylic acid compounds as cross-linker agents instead of classical divalent metal salts such as CaCl2. DMSO was also found to induce the rapid gelation of aqueous alginate solutions. The gelation process takes place at RT and depending on the composition, gels with good thermal (90-100 °C) and mechanical properties compared to classical metal-containing analogs are obtained...
August 9, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783048/exploring-the-behavior-and-metabolic-transformations-of-senps-in-exposed-lactic-acid-bacteria-effect-of-nanoparticles-coating-agent
#9
Maria Palomo-Siguero, Yolanda Madrid
The behavior and transformation of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) in living systems such as microorganisms is largely unknown. To address this knowledge gap, we examined the effect of three types of SeNP suspensions toward Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus LB-12 using a variety of techniques. SeNPs were synthesized using three types of coating agents (chitosan (CS-SeNPs), hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC-SeNPs) and a non-ionic surfactant, surfynol (ethoxylated-SeNPs)). Morphologies of SeNPs were all spherical...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777561/structural-modification-of-the-cation-ordered-ruddlesden-popper-phase-ysr2mn2o7-by-cation-exchange-and-anion-insertion
#10
Ronghuan Zhang, Alexandra S Gibbs, Weiguo Zhang, P Shiv Halasyamani, Michael A Hayward
Calcium-for-strontium cation substitution of the a(-)b(0)c(0)/b(0)a(-)c(0)-distorted, cation-ordered, n = 2 Ruddlesden-Popper phase, YSr2Mn2O7, leads to separation into two phases, which both retain an a(-)b(0)c(0)/b(0)a(-)c(0)-distorted framework and have the same stoichiometry but exhibit different degrees of Y/Sr/Ca cation order. Increasing the calcium concentration to form YSr0.5Ca1.5Mn2O7 leads to a change in the cooperative tilting on the MnO6 units to a novel a(-)b(-)c(-)/b(-)a(-)c(-) arrangement described in space group P21/n11...
August 4, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771012/reconciling-dlvo-and-non-dlvo-forces-and-their-implications-for-ion-rejection-by-a-polyamide-membrane
#11
Yijue Diao, Mengwei Han, Josue A Lopez-Berganza, Lauren Valentino, Benito Marinas, Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal
Recognizing the significance of surface interactions for ion rejection and membrane fouling in nanofiltration, we revise the theories of DLVO (named after Derjaguin, Landau, Verwey, and Overbeek) and non-DLVO forces in the context of polyamide active layers. Using an atomic force microscope, surface forces between polyamide active layers and a micrometer-large and smooth silica colloid were measured in electrolyte solutions of representative monovalent and divalent ions. While the analysis of DLVO forces, accounting for surface roughness, provides how surface charge of the active layer changes with electrolyte concentration, scrutiny of non-DLVO hydration forces gives molecular insight into the composition of the membrane-solution interface...
August 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765639/experimental-evidence-of-high-pressure-decoupling-between-charge-transport-and-structural-dynamics-in-a-protic-ionic-glass-former
#12
Z Wojnarowska, M Rams-Baron, J Knapik-Kowalczuk, A Połatyńska, M Pochylski, J Gapinski, A Patkowski, P Wlodarczyk, M Paluch
In this paper the relaxation dynamics of ionic glass-former acebutolol hydrochloride (ACB-HCl) is studied as a function of temperature and pressure by using dynamic light scattering and broadband dielectric spectroscopy. These unique experimental data provide the first direct evidence that the decoupling between the charge transport and structural relaxation exists in proton conductors over a wide T-P thermodynamic space, with the time scale of structural relaxation being constant at the liquid-glass transition (τα = 1000 s)...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759240/strong-stretching-of-poly-ethylene-glycol-brushes-mediated-by-ionic-liquid-solvation
#13
Mengwei Han, Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal
We have measured forces between mica surfaces coated with a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) brush solvated by a vacuum dry ionic liquid, 1-ethyl-3-methyl imidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, with a surface forces apparatus. At high grafting density, the solvation mediated by the ionic liquid causes the brush to stretch twice as much as in water. Modeling of the steric repulsion indicates that PEG behaves as a polyelectrolyte; the hydrogen bonding between ethylene glycol and the imidazolium cation seems to effectively charge the polymer brush, which justifies the strong stretching...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752915/prokaryotic-diversity-and-community-composition-in-the-salar-de-uyuni-a-large-scale-chaotropic-salt-flat
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Sergio S Rubin, Irma Marín, Manuel J Gómez, Eduardo A Morales, Ivar Zekker, Patxi San Martín, Nuria Rodríguez, Ricardo Amils
Salar de Uyuni (SdU), with a geological history that reflects 50,000 years of climate change, is the largest hypersaline salt flat on Earth and is estimated to be the biggest lithium reservoir in the world. Its salinity reaches saturation levels for NaCl, a kosmotropic salt, and high concentrations of MgCL2 and LiCl, both salts considered important chaotrophic stressors. In addition, extreme temperatures, anoxic conditions, high UV irradiance, high albedo, and extremely low concentrations of phosphorous, make SdU a unique natural extreme environment in which to contrast hypotheses about limiting factors of life diversification...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750531/electrostatic-cycling-of-hybridization-using-nonionic-dna-mimics
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Sade Ruffin, Isabella A Hung, Ursula M Koniges, Rastislav Levicky
This study demonstrates efficient electrostatic control of surface hybridization through use of morpholinos, a charge-neutral DNA mimic, as the immobilized "probes". In addition to being compatible with low ionic strengths, use of uncharged probes renders the field interaction specific to the nucleic acid analyte. In contrast to DNA probes, morpholino probes enable facile cycling between hybridized and dehybridized states within minutes. Impact of ionic strength and temperature on the effectiveness of electrostatics to direct progress of hybridization is evaluated...
July 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750242/rotational-diffusion-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-protein-solutions
#16
Ana C Bohórquez, Chuncheng Yang, Donald Bejleri, Carlos Rinaldi
The rotational diffusion of polyethylene glycol coated magnetic nanoparticles in serum albumin solutions was investigated in a range spanning 0mgmL(-1) to 200mgmL(-1). Rotational diffusivities were determined from dynamic magnetic susceptibility measurements, which provide a non-optical means to probe rotation of nanoparticles in small volume samples. Experimental rotational diffusivities were compared to those estimated using the Stokes-Einstein relation and macroscopic measurements of the viscosity of the protein solutions...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747673/engineered-isopeptide-bond-stabilized-fibrin-inspired-nanoscale-peptide-based-sealants-for-efficient-blood-clotting
#17
Snehasish Ghosh, Sanchita Mukherjee, Chiranjit Dutta, Kasturee Chakraborty, Paramita Gayen, Somnath Jan, Dhananjay Bhattacharyya, Rituparna Sinha Roy
Designing biologically inspired nanoscale molecular assembly with desired functionality is a challenging endeavour. Here we report the designing of fibrin-inspired nanostructured peptide based sealants which facilitate remarkably fast entrapping of blood corpuscles (~28 seconds) in contrast to fibrin (~56 seconds). Our engineered sealants are stabilized by lysine-aspartate ionic interactions and also by N(ε)(γ-glutamyl) lysine isopeptide bond mediated covalent interaction. Each sealant is formed by two peptides having complementary charges to promote lysine-aspartate ionic interactions and designed isopeptide bond mediated interactions...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742972/stimuli-responsive-directional-vesicular-assembly-with-tunable-surface-functionality-and-impact-on-enzyme-inhibition
#18
Amrita Sikder, Debes Ray, Vinod K Aswal, Suhrit Ghosh
The article describes the self-assembly of a series of unsymmetrical bola-shaped π-amphiphiles (NDI-1, NDI-1a, NDI-2, NDI-3, and NDI-4) consisting of a hydrophobic naphthalene-diimide (NDI) chromophore attached to a nonionic hydrophilic wedge and an anionic headgroup in the two opposite arms of the central NDI. By design, only a single hydrazide group is linked either on the ionic or nonionic arm of the NDI. NDI-1 and NDI-1a are regioisomers differing only in the location of the hydrazide group, placed in the nonionic or ionic arm, respectively...
August 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731475/unusual-metabolic-diversity-of-hyperalkaliphilic-microbial-communities-associated-with-subterranean-serpentinization-at-the-cedars
#19
Shino Suzuki, Shun'ichi Ishii, Tatsuhiko Hoshino, Amanda Rietze, Aaron Tenney, Penny L Morrill, Fumio Inagaki, J Gijs Kuenen, Kenneth H Nealson
Water from The Cedars springs that discharge from serpentinized ultramafic rocks feature highly basic (pH=~12), highly reducing (Eh<-550 mV) conditions with low ionic concentrations. These conditions make the springs exceptionally challenging for life. Here, we report the metagenomic data and recovered draft genomes from two different springs, GPS1 and BS5. GPS1, which was fed solely by a deep groundwater source within the serpentinizing system, was dominated by several bacterial taxa from the phyla OD1 ('Parcubacteria') and Chloroflexi...
July 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731317/air-stable-self-bleaching-electrochromic-device-based-on-viologen-and-ferrocene-containing-triflimide-redox-ionic-liquids
#20
Bruno Gélinas, Dyuman Das, Dominic Rochefort
We demonstrate an electrochromic device with self-bleaching ability that uses ethyl viologen- ([EV](2+)) and ferrocene-based redox ionic liquids ([FcNTf](-)) as the electroactive species. These electroactive compounds are insensitive to atmospheric O2 and H2O in both their oxidized and reduced states once dissolved in a typical ionic liquid electrolyte ([BMIm][NTf2]), allowing for the device to be assembled outside a glovebox without any encapsulation. This device could generate a deep blue color by the application of a 2...
August 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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