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Yuanzhi Chen et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 11(12), 1460-1469 (2014-10-31)
The combination of metal and semiconductor components in nanoscale to form a hybrid nanocrystal provides an important approach for achieving advanced functional materials with special optical, magnetic and photocatalytic functionalities. Here, a facile solution method is reported for the synthesis
Jan Baeten et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e113142-e113142 (2014-11-13)
Frankincense, the oleogum resin from Boswellia sp., has been an early luxury good in both Western and Eastern societies and is particularly used in Christian funerary and liturgical rites. The scant grave goods in late medieval burials comprise laterally perforated
Michael H Abraham et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 43(3), 478-485 (2007-06-05)
Values of in vitro gas to lung partition coefficients, K(lung), of VOCs have been collected from the literature. For 44 VOCs, application of the Abraham solvation equation to log K(lung) yielded a correlation with R(2)=0.968 and S.D.=0.25 log units. Combination
Akio Kamimura et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 78(8), 3961-3971 (2013-03-16)
A kinetic investigation of the radical cyclization of N-tert-butyl-o-bromobenzylmethacryl amides to give 2-benzazepines via 7-endo selective cyclization was undertaken. The aryl radical generated from the amide precursor by treatment with Bu3SnH gave the three compounds, which are a 7-endo cyclized
Ruby Bansal et al.
Endocrinology, 155(10), 4104-4112 (2014-07-26)
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are routinely found in human tissues including cord blood and breast milk. PBDEs may interfere with thyroid hormone (TH) during development, which could produce neurobehavioral deficits. An assumption in experimental and epidemiological studies is that PBDE
Cameron L Nemeth et al.
Tissue engineering. Part A, 20(21-22), 2817-2829 (2014-04-23)
We have examined the effects of surface nanotopography and hyaluronic acid (HA) on in vitro chondrogenesis of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs). Ultraviolet-assisted capillary force lithography was employed to fabricate well-defined nanostructured scaffolds of composite PEG-GelMA-HA hydrogels that consist of
Francesco Sasso et al.
Journal of biotechnology, 214, 1-8 (2015-09-02)
Kinetic modelling, molecular modelling, and experimental determination of the initial reaction velocity of lipase-catalyzed alcoholysis were combined to study the effect of the alcohol substrate to catalytic activity. The model system consisted of methanol or ethanol at varying concentrations, vinyl
Agnieszka Kucharska et al.
The Science of the total environment, 505, 1062-1071 (2014-12-03)
In this study, we investigated the hypothesis whether externally adsorbed and internally deposited flame retardants (FRs) in hair could be distinguished. To this extent, hair samples collected from one volunteer were exposed under controlled conditions to phosphate FR (PFR) and
Anne-Kathrin Siemers et al.
Chemosphere, 122, 105-114 (2014-12-09)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), heterocyclic PAHs (NSO-HETs), alkylated PAHs and phenols are known as the prevailing contaminants in groundwater at tar contaminated sites. Besides these local sources, the concentrations and the distribution in particular of NSO-HETs in environmental samples, such
Rajeev Dattani et al.
Soft matter, 11(16), 3125-3131 (2015-03-06)
We report the phase behaviour of polymer/fullerene/solvent ternary mixtures and its consequence for the morphology of the resulting composite thin films. We focus particularly on solutions of polystyrene (PS), C60 fullerene and toluene, which are examined by static and dynamic
Tiago Palmeira et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 16(3), 640-648 (2014-12-17)
The luminescence decay of a species in an absorbing medium whose optical thickness changes with time, as occurs with triplet-triplet absorption following excitation cut-off, is studied theoretically and experimentally. A general luminescence decay function based on a distribution of optical
Ursula J Williams et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 43(43), 16197-16206 (2014-08-26)
The trivalent compound K[Ce[N(SiHMe2)2]4] was synthesized and oxidized, providing a convenient route to the reported cerium(IV) compound Ce[N(SiHMe2)2]4. Protonolysis reactions of Ce[N(SiHMe2)2]4 with tert-butanol, substituted benzyl alcohols, and 2,6-diphenylphenol yielded the neutral tetravalent compounds Ce(O(t)Bu)4(py)2, Ce2(OCH2C6R5)8(thf)2 (R = Me, F)
Eiki Watanabe et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1385, 35-41 (2015-02-11)
This paper describes a highly sensitive analytical method using high-performance liquid chromatography and fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) capable of quantifying trace amounts of synthetic pyrethroid insecticide etofenprox residue in six vegetable samples: bell pepper, cucumber, eggplant, Japanese mustard spinach, spinach, and
Salime Pelin Ertürküner et al.
Pharmacological reports : PR, 66(2), 279-287 (2014-06-10)
Hyperglycemia and advanced glucose end substance (AGE) are responsible for excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, which causes oxidative stress in diabetes mellitus. Oxidative stress and high blood pressure may cause injury and glomerulosclerosis in the kidney. End-stage kidney failure
António Alves Soares et al.
Environmental monitoring and assessment, 185(10), 8429-8438 (2013-04-09)
Soil vapor extraction (SVE) and bioremediation (BR) are two of the most common soil remediation technologies. Their application is widespread; however, both present limitations, namely related to the efficiencies of SVE on organic soils and to the remediation times of
Daniil Karnaushenko et al.
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), 27(42), 6582-6589 (2015-09-24)
A novel method relying on strain engineering to realize arrays of on-chip-integrated giant magneto-impedance (GMI) sensors equipped with pick-up coils is put forth. The geometrical transformation of an initially planar layout into a tubular 3D architecture stabilizes favorable azimuthal magnetic
Xuepei Zhang et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1359, 84-90 (2014-07-30)
A new approach for proteome-wide profiling drug binding proteins by using monolithic capillary affinity chromatography in combination with HPLC-MS/MS is reported. Two immunosuppresive drugs, namely FK506 and cyclosporin A, were utilized as the experimental models for proof-of-concept. The monolithic capillary
Paweł Mochalski et al.
Cell biochemistry and biophysics, 71(1), 323-329 (2014-08-16)
Gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection combined with head-space needle trap extraction as the pre-concentration technique was applied to identify and quantify volatile organic compounds released or metabolised by human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Amongst the consumed species there were
Jatinder Kumar et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e98696-e98696 (2014-06-18)
Fourteen saxicolous lichens from trans-Himalayan Ladakh region were identified by morpho-anatomical and chemical characteristics. The n-hexane, methanol and water extracts of the lichens were evaluated for their antioxidant capacities. The lichen extracts showing high antioxidant capacities and rich phenolic content
Cristina García-Simón et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5557-5557 (2014-11-27)
Since fullerenes are available in macroscopic quantities from fullerene soot, large efforts have been geared toward designing efficient strategies to obtain highly pure fullerenes, which can be subsequently applied in multiple research fields. Here we present a supramolecular nanocage synthesized
Georgina Balcells et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1389, 65-75 (2015-03-10)
In order to improve the detection capabilities of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in sports, a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) screening method for the simultaneous detection of AAS phase I and phase II intact urinary metabolites (glucuronides and sulfates) was
Lan Li et al.
The Science of the total environment, 502, 627-631 (2014-10-11)
The emission characteristics of motorcycles using gasoline and E10 (90% gasoline and 10% ethanol by volume) were investigated in this article. Exhaust and evaporative emissions of three motorcycles were investigated on the chassis dynamometer over the Urban Driving Cycle (UDC)
A Iparraguirre et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1360, 57-65 (2014-08-19)
In the present work, a novel analytical method for the simultaneous determination of ten polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), eight methoxylated PBDEs (MeO-PBDEs) and seven hydroxylated PBDEs (OH-PBDEs) in soil, lettuce and carrot samples was developed. The procedure was based on
Josef Ehgartner et al.
The Analyst, 139(19), 4924-4933 (2014-08-07)
A low cost imaging set-up for optical chemical sensors based on NIR-emitting dyes is presented. It is based on a commercially available 2-CCD colour near infrared camera, LEDs and tailor-made optical sensing materials for oxygen and pH. The set-up extends
Cemil Aydoğan
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 976-977, 27-32 (2014-12-09)
This study describes the preparation and electrochromatographic application of a new open-tubular capillary column with triethanolamine functionalized stationary phase. The stationary phase was synthesized by in situ grafting polymerization with 3-chloro-2-hydroxypropylmethacrylate based reactive monomer, and followed triethanolamine functionalization. The different
Naoki Haruyama et al.
Life sciences, 113(1-2), 55-59 (2014-08-12)
We previously reported that chronic uremia induces spatial working memory dysfunction in mice, and that it is attributed to cerebral oxidative stress. The source of oxidative stress was considered to be uremic toxins, but this remains unclear. In the present
Chang Li et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 75, 8-13 (2014-12-03)
3-monochoropropane-1, 2-diol (3-MCPD) esters from edible oils are considered to be a possible risk factor for adverse effects in human. In the present study, the exposure assessment of 3-MCPD esters to Chinese population was performed. A total of 143 edible
Thomas Kellner et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 11(11), 4084-4091 (2014-10-03)
The preparation of thin composite layers has promising advantages in a variety of applications like transdermal, buccal, or sublingual patches. Within this model study the impact of the matrix material on the film forming properties of ibuprofen-matrix composite films is
May Wong et al.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 307(8), F908-F916 (2014-08-22)
Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) is an enzyme known for its dual function in mediating inflammation and reactive oxygen species production. However, the role of SSAO inhibitors in limiting kidney fibrosis is unclear. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of a
Varadraj N Vernekar et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 123, 225-235 (2014-09-30)
A bioactive platform for the quantitative observation of cell migration is presented by (1) presenting migration factors in a well-defined manner on 2-D substrates, and (2) enabling continuous cell tracking. Well-defined substrate presentation is achieved by correctly orienting immobilized proteins
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