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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Dáfenes B.R. dos S. Silva, Lindembergue P.C. Júnior, Maurício F. de Aguiar, Celso P. de Melo, Kleber G.B. AlvesAbstractThis work describes the preparation of polyvinyl alcohol/polyaniline-montmorillonite clay (PVA/PANI-OMMT) nanofibers through electrospinning. Initially, for improving the compatibility of the clay towards the organic polymer, the montmorillonite (MMT) was submitted to an organophilization process using hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CH3(CH2)15N(Br)(CH3)3). The PANI-OMMT composite, whic...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Jingyang Pu, Jiaming Geng, Pu Han, Baojun BaiAbstractThe microgels have been used in the oilfield for water management and enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Fully swollen size of the microgels is very sensitive to salt, which brings uncertainties on the performance of microgel treatments. Herein, a Cr3+-embedded polyacrylamide based microgel, synthesized via a free-radical suspension polymerization, is described which could significantly weaken the salt-sensitivity of the microgels. Embedment of Cr3+ in the polymeric networks of mic...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Xianghong Li, Shuduan Deng, Tong Lin, Xiaoguang Xie, Xin XuAbstractThe inhibition effect of triazolyl blue tetrazolium bromide (TBTB) on cold rolled steel (CRS) in three chlorinated acetic acids of monochloroacetic acid (ClCH2COOH), dichloroacetic acid (Cl2CHCOOH) and trichloroacetic acid (Cl3CCOOH) was studied by weight loss, potentiodynamic polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) methods. Meanwhile, the adsorption mechanism of TBT+ (organic part of TBTB) was the...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Pratibha Chauhan, Akhilesh Kumar Tamrakar, Sunil Mahajan, G.B.K.S. PrasadAbstractAimThe present study was undertaken to develop a Curcumin nanoparticle system with chitosan as a hydrophilic carrier. In addition, the anti-diabetic potential of curcumin loaded chitosan nanoparticles were assessed in comparison to those of free curcumin by examining the anti-hyperglycemic efficacy using in vitro assays.MethodsCurcumin loaded chitosan nanoparticles were prepared and characterized for particle size by transmission electron microscopy, FT-IR, diffe...
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Publication date: 15 February 2019Source: Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 358Author(s): Wei Qin, Zhong Xin, Chunmeng Pan, Shibao Sun, Xiaofeng Jiang, Shicheng ZhaoAbstractIntroducing β-nucleating agents (β-NAs) is a convenient and reliable method for obtaining isotactic polypropylene (iPP) having a high β-crystal content. Nevertheless, the poor dispersion and agglomeration of β-NAs limit their nucleation efficiency. In this paper, a new strategy-involving in situ generation of β-NAs-is described to improve the dispersion of NAs in the polymer matrix. Here, zinc phthalate (ZnPht) is reported as...
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In this study, a new sorbent, copper polysulfide modification activated carbon (CuxSy@AC), was synthesized. CuxSy@AC demonstrated better Hg0 capture performance than copper-impregnated (Cu@AC) and sulfur-modified (S@AC) materials. The mercury adsorption capacity of CuxSy@AC from high-concentration SO2 smelting flue gas could reach 3924 μg/g in optimal conditions, and this adsorption capacity was superior to that of common modified sorbents. The physical and chemical characteristics of CuxSy@AC were analyzed through several characterization methods, including X-ray diffraction, Brunauer–Emmett–Teller surfac...
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Abstract We evaluated the analgesic effects of minodronate, alendronate and pregabalin on mechanical and thermal allodynia, as well as changes in bone mineral density and skeletal muscle volume caused by chronic constriction injury (CCI) in an ovariectomized rat. Ovariectomy was performed on four-week-old female Wistar rats. Thereafter, at 8-weeks of age, the left sciatic nerve was ligated to create the chronic pain model (CCI limb), and sham surgery was performed on the right hindlimb. In all rats, either minodronate (0.15 mg/kg/week), alendronate (0.15 mg/kg/week), pregabalin (10 mg/kg/week), or their vehicle wa...
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HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. You could also get a better quality night ’s rest and fall asleep faster by filling your bedroom with this smell.
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New research recently published in theJournal of the American College of Radiologyshows us that it might be more emotionally challenging to be radiologist in Canada than in the U.S.Physician shortages can be a major source of burnout for doctors of all specialities. Many countries grapple with physician shortages. The United States, Canada, Poland, South Korea, and Mexico have some of the  lowest doctor to patient ratios, with the average being 2.32 among those nations.TheNew England Journal of Medicine  predictsthat by 2025, the U.S. will be in need of between 61,700 and 94,700 doctors.In Canada, there are not e...
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Siemens has just received Food and Drug Administration clearance for itsMAGNETOM Sola, a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features BioMatrix technology, which is designed to accommodate a wide variety of patient bodies.The BioMatrix Sensors are able to assess the patient ’s body specifications as they lay down on the table, making it easy for technicians to determine which scanning procedures to administer. The built-in breathing sensors make it unnecessary to use navigators with breath-triggered sequences. The BioMatrix Turners have integrated hardware and softwa re elements that diminish distortion when imaging the head, ...
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