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Yacine Kerchich et al.
Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 62(12), 1370-1379 (2013-02-01)
The study presents the levels of air pollution by aromatic organic compounds BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, o-, m-, and p-xylenes) in the city of Algiers. The sampling was carried out using Radiello passive sampler. Three sampling campaigns were carried out
Ali Mehdinia et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1364, 12-19 (2014-09-07)
In order to resolve the low adsorption capacity of the surface molecularly imprinting methods, an approach was developed for the preparation of magnetic imprinted polymers by pre-grafting the amino functional material, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), on the surface of the silica coated
Rifka Vlijm et al.
PloS one, 10(10), e0141576-e0141576 (2015-10-30)
The metabolism of DNA in cells relies on the balance between hybridized double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and local de-hybridized regions of ssDNA that provide access to binding proteins. Traditional melting experiments, in which short pieces of dsDNA are heated up until
Elizabeth N Ndunda et al.
Environmental science. Processes & impacts, 17(12), 2101-2109 (2015-11-13)
The need for continuous monitoring of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has necessitated the development of analytical techniques that are sensitive and selective with minimal reagent requirement. In light of this, we developed a column for clean-up of soil and sediment extracts
Evgeni Eltzov et al.
Analytical chemistry, 87(7), 3655-3661 (2015-03-17)
Indoor air pollution became a recent concern found to be oftentimes worse than outdoor air quality. We developed a tool that is cheap and simple and enables continuous monitoring of air toxicity. It is a biosensor with both a nondisposable
Yajie Qian et al.
Chemosphere, 91(5), 717-723 (2013-03-08)
Due to the large diameter and small surface, the contaminant degradation by conventional calcium peroxide (CaO2) is slow with high dosage required. The aggregation of conventional CaO2 also makes it difficult to operate. Nanoscale CaO2 was therefore synthesized and applied
Kari L Organtini et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1369, 138-146 (2014-12-03)
A comprehensive approach was taken to characterize the polyhalogenated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran contents of fire debris. Household and electronics fire simulations were performed to create samples representative of those firefighters most typically come in contact with. Sample analysis was performed
Minoru Hirano et al.
Environmental toxicology, 28(11), 652-659 (2011-09-03)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widespread environmental pollutants produced in the combustion of organic matter. Exposure to PAHs raises the risk of lung cancer and inflammatory and allergic disorders such as asthma. DNA microarray technologies have been applied to research
Manuel Gutiérrez-Capitán et al.
Analytical chemistry, 87(4), 2152-2160 (2015-01-17)
This work reports on the fabrication and comparative analytical assessment of electrochemical sensors applied to the rapid analysis of chemical oxygen demand (COD) in urban waste waters. These devices incorporate a carbon nanotube-polystyrene composite, containing different inorganic electrocatalysts, namely, Ni
Satoru Matsukawa et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 18482-18495 (2015-10-17)
The ring-opening of N-tosylaziridines with various acid anhydrides catalyzed by 5 mol % of 1,5,7-triazabicyclo[4,4,0]dec-5-ene (TBD) afforded the corresponding β-amino esters in excellent yields under mild reaction conditions. Polymer-supported catalyst, PS-TBD also acts as a good catalyst for this reaction.
N A Dorofeeva et al.
Zhurnal evoliutsionnoi biokhimii i fiziologii, 49(2), 137-143 (2013-06-26)
In the present work we analyzed a possibility of interaction of protein p53, family members of the ERK1/2 signaling cascade, and the transcription factor CREB in regulation of functional activity of dopaminergic neurons. There were considered neurons of Substantia nigra
Alan P Graves et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 48(11), 3714-3728 (2005-05-27)
Molecular docking is widely used to predict novel lead compounds for drug discovery. Success depends on the quality of the docking scoring function, among other factors. An imperfect scoring function can mislead by predicting incorrect ligand geometries or by selecting
W Neumann et al.
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44(4), 1748-1753 (2014-12-04)
Carbaboranes are increasingly used as pharmacophores to replace phenyl substituents in established drug molecules. In contrast to traditional organic chemistry, elaborate procedures to introduce functionality frequently fail in the case of carbaboranes and their chemistry is often hampered by degradation
P Marín et al.
Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 10(3), 132-142 (2013-01-30)
Passive sampling is a well-established methodology for the evaluation of exposures to environmental volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The solid-phase microextraction (SPME) technique is a reliable means of sampling VOCs in air. SPME is also being applied as a passive sampler
Abolfazl Saleh et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1356, 32-37 (2014-07-14)
In the present work, microfunnel-supported liquid-phase microextraction method (MF-LPME) based on applying low density organic solvent was developed for the determination of antifoulings (Irgarol 1051, diuron and 3,4-dichloroaniline) from seawater samples. In this method, home-designed MF device was used for
T Akdas et al.
Nanoscale, 7(43), 18105-18118 (2015-10-16)
In this work we investigated fundamental properties of CuInS2 quantum dots in dependence of the particle size distribution (PSD). Size-selective precipitation (SSP) with acetone as poor solvent was performed as an adequate post-processing step. Our results provide deep insight into
Bishnu Tiwari et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(47), 26108-26116 (2015-11-10)
We demonstrate a universal approach to extract one- and two-dimensional nanomaterials from contaminated water, which is based on a microscopic oil-water interface trapping mechanism. Results indicate that carbon nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride nanotubes, boron nitride nanosheets, and zinc oxide nanowires
Thomas M Schmidt et al.
Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 6, 1-10 (2015-02-12)
The plasmonic coupling between gold caps and holes in thin films was investigated experimentally and through finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) calculations. Sparse colloidal lithography combined with a novel thermal treatment was used to control the vertical spacing between caps and hole
D Draganescu et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 72, 614-623 (2014-09-23)
Flaxseed lignans are a natural source of useful biologically active components that show a diverse spectrum of health-promoting properties. The valuable effects of the phenolic molecules are mainly due to their antioxidant activity by preventing oxidative stress and stimulate collagen
Chao-Yan Zhang et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1383, 18-24 (2015-01-27)
Three Ag(I)-organic frameworks, [Ag5(pydc)2(CN)]n, {[Ag4(pydc)2]CH3CN}n, and [Ag(4,4'-bpy)NO3]n, were synthesized and embedded into silica gels to form metal-organic-framework (MOF)-embedded gels for the microextraction of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in soils. Despite the great differences in the structures of the organic ligands
Christian Schurig et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 21(15), 9002-9015 (2013-04-17)
At many contaminated field sites in Europe, monitored natural attenuation is a feasible site remediation option. Natural attenuation includes several processes but only the microbial degradation leads to real contaminant removal and very few methods are accepted by the authorities
Jan Soukup et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1374, 102-111 (2014-12-30)
Excess adsorption of water from aqueous acetonitrile mobile phases was investigated on 16 stationary phases using the frontal analysis method and coulometric Karl-Fischer titration. The stationary phases include silica gel and silica-bonded phases with different polarities, octadecyl and cholesterol, phenyl
Xiaoqing Zhou et al.
The Analyst, 140(5), 1662-1671 (2015-01-27)
An effective dual preconcentration method involving off-line hollow fiber liquid-liquid-liquid microextraction (HF-LLLME) and on-line sweeping micellar electrokinetic chromatography (sweeping-MEKC) was proposed for the determination of five second-generation antidepressants, including fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, fluvoxamine and citalopram. In HF-LLLME, the analytes were
Gabriele Dadalt Souto et al.
Skin pharmacology and physiology, 28(1), 22-30 (2014-08-07)
The purpose of this study was to characterise C₆₀-poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) dispersions, to analyse the cutaneous absorption of fullerenes as well as to evaluate whether UVA radiation (UVA-R) could modify its permeation profile. Dispersions were characterised according to their pH, particle
Arfat Idrees et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 71(2), 287-295 (2014-10-03)
This study was aimed to determine effects of penetration enhancers and plasticizers on drug release from rationally designed formulations of flurbiprofen based transdermal drug delivery system. Matrix type transdermal patches were formulated with ethyl cellulose (EC) as a polymer by
Shohei Eda et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 20(10), 19449-19462 (2015-10-30)
Successive [2+4] cycloadditions of arynes and isobenzofurans by site-selective halogen-lithium exchange of 1,2-dihaloarenes were developed, allowing the rapid construction of polycyclic compounds which serve as a useful synthetic intermediates for the preparation of various polyacene derivatives.
Michael M Norton et al.
Soft matter, 10(27), 4840-4847 (2014-05-27)
Using hydrodynamic focusing, we encapsulated polystyrene ellipsoidal particles in water droplets dispersed in an immiscible, continuous phase of light mineral oil. The axisymmetric shape of the drop partially encapsulating an elongated particle was computed as a function of the particle
Maria Avramov et al.
Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 130-131, 1-8 (2013-01-24)
A protocol was developed for testing the ecotoxicological effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on groundwater invertebrates. Test substance volatility was addressed in a "closed from start to analysis"-design. Since manifestation of toxic effects may be delayed in 'slower metabolizing'
Sylvie Mavel et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 20(4), 1388-1395 (2012-02-04)
The dopamine transporter (DAT) plays a pivotal role in the regulation of dopamine neurotransmission, and is involved in a number of physiological functions and brain disorders. Furthermore the DAT analysis by molecular imaging techniques is a useful tool for the
Alison M Cupples
Journal of microbiological methods, 85(2), 83-91 (2011-03-02)
The remediation of sites contaminated with gasoline has been limited by a lack of information on the microorganisms able to transform these chemicals under anaerobic conditions. To address this, researchers have recently adopted a molecular method, called stable isotope probing
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