Anticancer effect of intracellular-delivered paclitaxel using novel pH-sensitive LMWSC-PCL di-block copolymer micelles
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Gyeong-Won Jeong, Woong-Gil Hong, Jun-Hyuk Anh, You-Jin Jeon, Suk Soon Choi, Tae-Il Son, Sang Chai Kim, Young-Il Jeong, Jae-Woon NahAbstractThe pH-sensitive LMWSC-PCL di-block copolymer (LMP) was synthesized by radical polymerization between LMWSC and PCL macromere using potassium persulfate (KPS), and paclitaxel (PTX)-encapsulated LMP (LMPPTX) nanoparticles were prepared by sonication and dialysis method. To investigate pH-sensitive effect of LMP, its particle size was measured in neutral-pH and acidic-pH c...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Extraction of hexavalent chromium by environmentally benign green emulsion liquid membrane using tridodecyamine as an extractant
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Anil Kumar, Avinash Thakur, Parmjit Singh PanesarAbstractIn this present investigation, the potentiality of rice bran oil (RBO) and tridodecylamine (TDDA) to be incorporated as the key constituents in the formulation of new environmentally benign green emulsion liquid membrane (GELM) to extract hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) from aqueous feed phase was explored. The pertinent constituents of GELM were RBO (70%, v/v) and hexane (30%, v/v) as green and organic diluent, respectively; TDDA (0.75 (%, v/v) of diluen...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 14, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Evaluating the environmental impact of the lead species in perovskite solar cells via environmental-fate modeling
In conclusion, the effect of various environmental and human factors should be assessed and safety standards should be established using the most conservative range among various environmental evaluation results.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry)
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 14, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Plasma-catalytic decomposition of ethyl acetate over LaMO3 (M = Mn, Fe, and Co) perovskite catalysts
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Yuxiang Cai, Xinbo Zhu, Wenshuo Hu, Chenghang Zheng, Yang Yang, Menghan Chen, Xiang GaoAbstractPlasma-catalytic decomposition of low concentration ethyl acetate with LaMO3 (M = Co, Mn and Fe) perovskite catalyst was investigated in a coaxial dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor. The combination of perovskite catalyst and plasma enhanced ethyl acetate decomposition, and the activity sequence was LaCoO3 > LaMnO3 > LaFeO3. Characterizations results indicated that the ac...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 14, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

A novel antibacterial mixed matrixed PES membrane fabricated from embedding aminated Ag3PO4/g-C3N4 nanocomposite for use in the membrane bioreactor
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Leila Ghalamchi, Soheil Aber, Vahid Vatanpour, Mohsen KianAbstractHerein we represent the effects of the presence of Ag3PO4/g-C3N4 nanoparticles in the PES membranes matrix on the permeation properties and anti-biofouling performance by using two different solvents including DMAc and DMSO. The Ag3PO4/g-C3N4 nanocomposites were synthesized via co-precipitation and thermal pyrolysis methods A new polyethersulfone (PES) microfiltration membrane containing g-C3N4 nanosheets/Ag3PO4 nanoparticles was prepared via ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 14, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Characterization and properties of new color-tunable hybrid pigments based on layered double hydroxides (LDH) and 1,2-dihydroxyanthraquinone dye
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Anna Marzec, Bolesław Szadkowski, Jacek Rogowski, Waldemar Maniukiewicz, Marcin Kozanecki, Dariusz Moszyński, Marian ZaborskiAbstractIn this paper a novel, simple method for synthesis of lake pigments based on 1,2-dihydroxyanthraquinone dye and LDH carbonates was proposed. LDHs were modified with 1,2-dihydroxyanthraquinone, transforming the soluble dye into a new kind of hybrid lake. In result, the solvent resistance and photostability of the chromophore were improved, which may be attributed to strong dye...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 14, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Regenerated cellulose based carbon membranes for CO2 separation; Durability and aging under miscellaneous environments
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Shamim Haider, Arne Lindbråthen, Jon A. Lie, May-Britt HäggAbstractPredictive models regarding the aging effect on membrane separation properties are required to estimate the membrane life time with acceptable permeability and selectivity for the respective application. The current article is reporting an insight into this topic regarding the aging of regenerated cellulose-based carbon hollow fibres (CHF) mounted in a membrane module when they were exposed to real biogas in three different fields....
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

A novel quinoxaline-based donor-acceptor type electrochromic polymer
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Ji Young Lee, Song-Yi Han, Bogyu Lim, Yoon-Chae NahAbstractWe synthesize a quinoxaline-based novel conjugated donor–acceptor random copolymer containing benzodithiophene and 2,5-difluorophenylenedithiophene units as electron donors (coded r-PQ) and investigate the electrochromic properties of the material. Despite its high molecular weight, r-PQ is highly soluble in organic solvents owing to the side chain of alkoxy at the meta-position of the phenyl ring. The r-PQ film exhibits excellent redox-promote...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 11, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

In-situ Observation of the Degradation of All-Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries with Dynamic Hydrogen Reference Electrode under Real Operation Conditions
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Chanyong Choi, Soohyun Kim, Riyul Kim, Juhyuk Lee, Jiyun Heo, Hee-Tak KimAbstractTo identify the major degradation mechanism of vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) during cycling under practical operation conditions, an electrochemical impedance analysis is conducted by using dynamic hydrogen electrode (DHE) as a reference electrode. The increased ohmic resistance and charge transfer resistances of the electrodes with cycling are responsible for the performance fade. Spectroscopic and postmortem analysis in...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Fabrication of Heparinized Nano ZnO/Poly(vinylalcohol)/Carboxymethyl Cellulose Bionanocomposite Hydrogels using Artificial Neural Network for Wound Dressing Application
This study aimed to optimize hydrogel wound dressings to achieve favorable properties of the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) and proper degree of swelling ratio (DSR) to overcome the issues often associated with most commercial dressings including improper breathability and insufficient exudate absorption. Artificial neural network and response surface methodologies were ulizied to design and model bionanocomposites. Besides, the effect of the ratio of components as input data, and WVTR and DSR properties as output (response) data were investigated. Hydrogel systems were produced via the freeze-thaw method and were id...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 6, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Synergistic removal of arsanilic acid using adsorption and magnetic separation technique based on Fe3O4@ graphene nanocomposite
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Nan You, Xiao-Feng Wang, Ji-Yu Li, Hong-Tao Fan, Hua Shen, Qian ZhangAbstractA self-assemble nanocomposite of the nano-Fe3O4 and the reduced graphene oxide with d-glucose as the reductant and FeCl3 and graphene oxide as the pristine materials was prepared by an one-pot hydrothermal method. The adsorption capacity of arsanilic acid by the nanocomposite was found to be 313.7 ± 11.2 mg g−1, reach the equilibrium within 15 min, and was independent of pH (3–6) and the co...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 6, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Activated Cu/Cu2O foam with Ni nanoparticles for electrocatalytic activity enhancement of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in acidic media
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Nastaran Farahbakhsh, Sohrab SanjabiAbstractThis paper presents the hydrogen evolution reaction of Cu/Cu2O foam by Ni nanoparticles, deposited by electrodeposition and electroless plating. The structure and morphology of Cu/Cu2O foam and deposited Ni nanoparticles were studied by FE-SEM and XRD. The foam with Ni nanoparticles had a high specific surface area measured by BET. The synthesized Cu/Cu2O foam/Ni electrode presented high electrocatalytic activity for HER, with low overpotential of −290 mV...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 6, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Thermal and characteristic analysis of shape-stabilization phase change materials by advanced vacuum impregnation method using carbon-based materials
This study was conducted to energy saving in buildings by using the TES system. The manufacturing method of Shape-Stabilized Phase Change Materials (SSPCMs) was developed as the advanced vacuum impregnation. The validation was conducted using Activated Carbon (AC), Expanded Graphite (EG) and Exfoliated graphite (xGnP) as supporting materials and n-octadecnae was used as Phase Change Materials (PCMs). Through various experiments, the feasibility when it applied to in building, and thermal performance of this novel manufacturing method have been confirmed. Also, through the energy simulation, only 1 mm thickness of SSPC...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 4, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

In vivo detection of sentinel lymph nodes with PEGylated crushed gold shell @ radioactive core nanoballs
This study aimed to investigate the potential application of PEGylated crushed gold shell @ radioiodine-labeled core nanoparticles (PEG-124I-Au@AuCBs) in detecting sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in mice in vivo, using the dual imaging modality of positron emission tomography and Cerenkov luminescence imaging (PET/CLI). PEG-124I-Au@AuCBs were non-toxic and did not affect cellular function in normal and immune cells. In vivo PET imaging revealed the selective accumulation of PEG-124I-Au@AuCBs in SLNs proximal to the site of injection 1 h after injection and radioactivity was detected from the SLN until 24 h. Consisten...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Potent Anti-adhesion Agent Using a Drug-eluting Visible-light Curable Hyaluronic Acid Derivative
In this study, a visible light-curable furfuryl hyaluronic acid derivative was prepared and combined with ibuprofen for anti-adhesion and anti-inflammatory applications. A furfuryl isocyanate moiety was introduced in hyaluronic acid affording furfuryl hyaluronic acid (F-HA). The anti-adhesion and anti-inflammatory effects of F-HA were examined in chickens at 2, 4, and 8 weeks postoperation. It was concluded that F-HA combined with ibuprofen is a suitable anti-adhesion and anti-inflammation agent.Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry)
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Recent advancements in applications of alkaline anion exchange membranes for polymer electrolyte fuel cells
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Vijayalekshmi Vijayakumar, Sang Yong NamAbstractAnion exchange membranes (AEMs) play prominent role in addressing alkaline fuel cell efficiency and cost. Great deal of efforts has been made in the past, particularly during the last couple of years to reach AEMs with high hydroxide conductivity, good chemical/thermal/mechanical stability, fuel cross-over resistance and low cost. The purpose of this review is to summarize and discuss the progress on the development of different AEMs for alkaline fuel cells over...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Novel WO3/Fe3O4 magnetic photocatalysts: Preparation, characterization and thiacloprid photodegradation
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Nemanja D. Banić, Biljana F. Abramović, Jugoslav B. Krstić, Daniela V.Šojić Merkulov, Nina L. Finčur, Miodrag N. MitrićAbstractThis work presents the characterization of novel synthesized WO3/Fe3O4 catalysts and investigates their photocatalytic activity for thiacloprid decomposition under UV and simulated sunlight radiation. Four WO3/Fe3O4 nanopowders with different amounts of WO3 were synthesized by chemical co-precipitation method. XRD analysis showed the presence of hematite and magnetite nan...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Effects of ATP regeneration systems on the yields and solubilities of cell-free synthesized proteins
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Byeong-Jin Moon, Kyung-Ho Lee, Dong-Myung KimAbstractWe compared the abilities of several ATP regeneration systems to support the production of soluble proteins in a cell-free synthesis system. While changes in the ATP level in the reaction mixture were variable depending on the ATP regeneration system employed, the yields and solubilities of synthesized proteins did not always correlate with the ATP level. Instead, the efficiency of cell-free protein synthesis was substantially affected by changes in the pH ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

The improved electrochemical performance of vanadium redox flow battery by decorating functionalized mesoporous carbon catalyst with three-dimensional interconnected network
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Yustian Suharto, Kyubin Lee, Ki Jae KimAbstractMesoporous carbon with an interconnected pore network containing oxygen functional groups (MC-Oxy) is proposed as a promising electrocatalyst for vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs). Abundant oxygen functional groups in introduced through an acidic treatment with a mixed solution of HNO3 and H2SO4 (1:3 v/v ratio). The electrochemical reactivity of MC-Oxy toward the VO2+/VO2+ redox reaction is effectively improved. Consequently, VRFB cell assembled with car...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Hydroxyapatite Supported Gold Nanocatalyst for Base-Free Oxidative Esterification of 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furfural to 2,5-Furan Dimethylcarboxylate with Air as Oxidant
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Dinesh Kumar Mishra, Jin Ku Cho, Yongjin Yi, Hye Jin Lee, Yong Jin KimAbstractA series of gold (Au) nanocatalysts has been prepared for base-free protocol-oxidative esterification of lignocellulosic biomass derived 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (HMF) to 2,5-furan dimethylcarboxylate (FDMC) in the presence of air. The prepared Au-based nanocatalysts are thoroughly characterized by various analytical techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (T...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Improved electrocatalytic activity of electrodeposited Ni3S4 counter electrodes for dye- and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Hong Vinh Quy Vu, Jeong-Hyun Park, Soon-Hyung Kang, Hyunsoo Kim, Kwang-Soon AhnAbstractNickel sulfide (Ni3S4) films are deposited onto F-doped SnO2 (FTO) substrates using a facile one-step potentiodynamic electrodeposition without any extra treatment. The potential sweep is between −0.9 V and 0.7 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) for 4-10 cycles. The series resistance is gradually reduced with increased Ni3S4 film thickness, indicating the metallic conduction of the Ni3S4 phase. The Ni3S4 deposited for 8 cycles...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Facile synthesis of Bi2S3 nanosheet/Zr:Fe2O3 nanorod heterojunction and effect of Ag interlayer on the change transport and photoelectrochemical stability
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Mahadeo A. Mahadik, Jin Woo Park, Weon-Sik Chae, Sun Hee Choi, Hee-Suk Chung, Min Cho, Jum Suk JangAbstractIn this work, the hydrothermal approach has been used to prepare and control the morphology of Bi2S3 nanosheet (NS)/Zr doped Fe2O3 nanorod (NR) heterojunction grown on fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) phoptoelectrodes. The effect of morphology of Bi2S3 NS was examined by comparing the photocatalytic activity of Zr:Fe2O3 nanorod with synthesized heterojunctions. This novel heterojunction photoanode exhibits...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Synthesis of the crystalline porous copper oxide architectures derived from metal-organic framework for electrocatalytic oxidation and sensitive detection of glucose
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Lili Li, Yaoyao Liu, Lunhong Ai, Jing JiangAbstractThe porous CuO architectures have been successfully synthesize by the effective transformation of a Cu-BTC metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) through a facile heating treatment. The as-synthesized porous CuO architectures exhibit high electrocatalytic activity toward the glucose oxidation. When evaluated as a nonenzymatic glucose biosensor, the porous CuO architectures manifest fast response within 1.3 s, wide linear range from 0.5 μM to 2.8 mM...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Corrosion inhibition of steel in 3.5% NaCl by rice straw extract
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): N.Kamil Othman, S. Yahya, M.Che IsmailAbstractInhibition of steel corrosion in 3.5% sodium chloride (NaCl) by rice straw extract (RSE) was studied via weight loss method up to 42 days immersion. The corrosion inhibition efficiency (IE) showed a consistent value with the highest IE of 92% and low corrosion rate, 0.013 mm/y. RSE was able to reduce pitting corrosion by presenting small hysteresis loop via cyclic polarization measurement. The formation of ferric-RSE layer due to complexation was confirm...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - November 3, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Engineered beta-cyclodextrin-based carrier for targeted doxorubicin delivery in breast cancer therapy in vivo
In this study, we prepared a beta-cyclodextrin (β-CD)-based carrier consisting of β-CD, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and folic acid (FA) (CDPF) for improved doxorubicin (DOX) delivery to targeted breast cancer in vitro and in vivo. The morphology and size distribution were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements, which revealed in particles ranging from 38 nm to 52 nm in size. DOX from CDPF was released in a sustained manner for 48 hours. Cell viability analysis showed the low toxicity of free DOX, whereas CDPF-DOX remarkably exhibited re...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 27, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Stretchable, electrically conductive and superhydrophobic/superoleophilic nanofibrous membrane with a hierarchical structure for efficient oil/water separation
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Xuewu Huang, Bei Li, Xin Song, Ling Wang, Yue Shi, Mingjun Hu, Jiefeng Gao, Huaiguo XueAbstractA flexible, stretchable and electrically conductive nanofiber composite with superhydrophobicity was fabricated by ultrasonication induced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) decoration onto the polymer nanofiber, followed by methyltrichlorosilane (MTS) modification. The introduction of CNTs and polysiloxane derived from MTS improved the superhydrophobicity, conductivity, thermal stability and mechanical properties of the nanof...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 27, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Surface Modification of RNA Nanoparticles by Ionic Interaction for Efficient Cellular Uptake
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Hyunsu Jeon, Sangwoo Han, Hyejin Kim, Jong Bum LeeAbstractSmall interference RNA (siRNA) delivery has gained much attention for specific regulation of target protein via RNA interference. However, it has been challenged by inherent instability of naked RNA. To address this issue, a variety of siRNA delivery methods have been developed. The synthesis of RNA nanoparticles (RNPs) by complementary rolling circle transcription (cRCT) has been introduced as a novel route for siRNA delivery, because of the enhanced ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 27, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

First-Principles Prediction of Universal Relation Between Exchange Current Density and Adsorption Energy of Rare-Earth Elements in a Molten Salt
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Choah Kwon, Joonhee Kang, Seung Hyo Noh, Byungchan HanAbstractUsing first-principles calculations we developed, for the first time, atomistic-level kinetics model to identify a key descriptor controlling electrochemical behaviors of various rare-earth ions solvated in molten salt electrolyte depositing on a solid electrode. We identified that the thermodynamic adsorption energies of rare-earth elements in the metallic electrode have a universal relation with exchange current densities. Our studies can be very...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 27, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Elucidation of Hydrolysis Reaction Mechanism of Tungsten Hexafluoride (WF6) Using First-Principles Calculations
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Hyunwook Jung, Jeemin Hwang, Hoje Chun, Byungchan HanAbstractWe identify hydrolysis reaction mechanism of water-reactive WF6 and its accompanying intermediates using first-principles calculations. For the purpose, we evaluate activation and free energy diagrams of elementary reaction steps. We find that WF6, WOF4, and WO2F2 form stable adducts, which quickly reacts with H2O by substituting the ligand F. Gaseous WOF4, WO2F2, WO3 are predicted as unstable in the increasing order, but polymerization reduces thei...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 27, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Iron oxide nanostructures for photoelectrochemical applications: effect of applied potential during Fe anodization
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering ChemistryAuthor(s): Bianca Lucas-Granados, Rita Sánchez-Tovar, Ramón M. Fernández-Domene, José García-AntónAbstractIn photoelectrochemistry, a suitable photoanode leading to high efficiencies in photocatalytic processes is a research challenge. Iron oxide nanostructures are promising materials to be used as photoanodes. In this work, different potentials during iron anodization were applied to study the properties of the synthesized nanostructures. Results revealed that nanostructures an...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 27, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Polarization behavior of polyvinylidene fluoride films with the addition of reduced graphene oxide
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Junwoo Lee, Sangwoo LimAbstractThe effect of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) addition on the dielectric and piezoelectric behavior of the polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) films was studied. Dielectric constant increased by four times and piezoelectric coefficient also increased twice by the addition of RGO in the PVDF films. Based on capacitance–voltage and ellipsometry measurements and the Kramers–Kronig transformation, it is concluded that the enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric properties of the PVDF/R...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

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Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): (Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry)
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

A review on thermomechanical properties of polymers and fibers reinforced polymer composites
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): N. Saba, M. JawaidAbstractPolymer composites offered broad engineered applications, however their diversity get restricted owing to fluctuations in thermomechanical properties during heating or cooling hence great concern required prior their applications through thermomechanical analysis (TMA). Traditionally, TMA or dilatometry found to be simple, ideal, reliable, sensitive, excellent and basic thermal analytical technique. TMA provides valuable information on thermal expansion, glass transitions temperature (Tg)...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Recent advances in 2-D nanostructured metal nitrides, carbides, and phosphides electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors – A brief review
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Jayaraman Theerthagiri, Govindarajan Durai, K. Karuppasamy, Prabhakarn Arunachalam, Venugopal Elakkiya, Parasuraman Kuppusami, Thandavarayan Maiyalagan, Hyun-Seok KimAbstractSupercapacitors (SCs) has gained an impressive concentration by the researchers due to its advantages such as high energy and power densities, long cyclic life, rapid charge–discharge rates, low maintenance and desirable safety. Hence it has been widely utilized in energy storage and conversion devices. Among the different components of ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Review on fabrication of graphitic carbon nitride based efficient nanocomposites for photodegradation of aqueous phase organic pollutants
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Anita Sudhaik, Pankaj Raizada, Pooja Shandilya, Dae-Yong Jeong, Ji-Ho Lim, Pardeep SinghAbstractGraphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) as a fascinating visible light active semiconductor photocatalyst has medium band gap, non-toxic nature, stable chemical structure and high thermal stability. Recently, intensive researches are focused on photocatalytic activity of g-C3N4 for wastewater treatment. This review demonstrates latest progress in fabrication of graphitic carbon nitride C3N4 incorporated nanocomposite to explo...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Progress in the modification of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for enhanced performance
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): T.A. Otitoju, R.A. Saari, A.L. AhmadAbstractRO membranes, the core elements for RO process formed using polyamide, have found prominent space in membrane technology. RO membranes with better application perspective could be achieved by precise controlling the kinetics of IP reaction and surface modification strategy. Despite huge progresses, great challenges still exist in trade-off between flux, rejections and fouling. More works are necessary to enhance the performance and stability of RO membranes via surface m...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Synthesis, interfacial property, and application of new hybrid anion surfactant containing fluorocarbon and hydrocarbon chains
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Eun-kyung Kang, Eun-Ho Sohn, Ga Young Jung, Seon Hwa Jung, Jong-Wook Ha, Soo-Bok Lee, In Jun Park, Byung Min LeeAbstractHybrid F2HX surfactants bearing a sulfate moiety and both hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon chains were prepared by the reaction of alkyl glycidyl ethers with fluoro-alcohol, and subsequent sulfation. The fluorocarbon number in F2HX was fixed at the shortest number possible (i.e., 2), while the hydrocarbon number (X) in the second chain was varied between 2, 4, 6, and 8. Their surface-active propertie...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Agglomeration of human dermal fibroblasts with ECM mimicking nano-fragments and their effects on proliferation and cell/ECM interactions
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Taufiq Ahmad, Young Min Shin, Jinkyu Lee, Hyeok Jun Shin, Sajeesh Kumar Madhurakart Perikamana, Heungsoo ShinAbstractHere, we engineered spheroids by using ECM mimicking nano-fragments (NFs) with fibroblasts and investigated their effect on proliferation and cell/ECM interactions. NF incorporation resulted in formation of a stable spheroid, which improved proliferation and viability of cells by assisting oxygen transport confirmed by LOX-1 staining. In addition, hypoxic and apoptotic genes were significantly downr...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Morphological transformations during drying of surfactant-nanofluid droplets
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Abdulkadir Osman, Noushine Shahidzadeh, Hugh Stitt, Nima ShokriAbstractThe effect of surfactants with different chain length on the drying dynamics of nanosized dispersion droplets and on the final morphology of the grains formed after water evaporation is investigated experimentally. An acoustic levitator was used to examine the drying dynamics of single droplets and SEM imaging was used to characterise the morphology of the final dried grains. Results show that the drying of drops with high molecular weight surf...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Thiadiazole-thione surfactants: Preparation, flotation performance and adsorption mechanism to malachite
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Yaoguo Huang, Guangyi Liu, Jun Liu, Xianglin Yang, Zhiyong ZhangAbstractIn this paper, novel thiadiazole-thione surfactants including 5-heptyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thione (HpSDT), 5-phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thione (PSDT) and 5-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-thione (HPhSDT) were synthesized and originally introduced as collectors in froth flotation. Micro-flotation tests showed that HpSDT exhibited better flotation response to malachite than PSDT and HPhSDT, as well as excellent flotation selectivity agains...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Efficient extraction and recovery of Lignosulfonate using sunflower oil as green solvent in liquid membrane transport: Equilibrium and kinetic study
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Vikas Kumar, Raghubansh K. Singh, Pradip ChowdhuryAbstractThis work highlights extraction and removal of Lignosulfonate using sunflower oil-Tri-n-octylamine (TOA) system in bulk liquid membrane transport. Maximum extraction and recovery percentages of 92.4% and 75.2% were achieved. Optimum manifold operating conditions were: 4 vol.% TOA, 2 ± 0.1 feed phase pH, 300 rpm stirring speed, at 40 °C with 0.2 (M) Na2SO4 solution. 1:2 (organic/aqueous) and 1:1 (aqueous/aqueous) phase rat...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Effects of HLB value on oil-in-water emulsions: Droplet size, rheological behavior, zeta-potential, and creaming index
In this study, MS-01 (Span 60 & Tween 60) and MS-02 (Span 80 & Tween 80) was used as mixed nonionic surfactants. We considered required HLB value 10.85 and selected corresponding HLB value range 8–13. The droplet size distributions, droplet morphology, rheological properties, zeta-potential and creaming index of the emulsion samples were obtained to understand the mechanism and interaction of droplets in O/W emulsion. The results indicated that optimal HLB number for O/W emulsions was 10.8 and 10.7, while using MS-01 surfactant and MS-02 surfactant respectively. MS-01 (HLB = 10.8) sample and MS-02 (...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Preparation of nanoporous alumina using aluminum chloride via precipitation templating method for CO adsorbent
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Changju Yeom, Rengaraj Selvaraj, Younghun KimAbstractA cost-effective preparation method is proposed to prepare nanoporous alumina (NA) using aluminum chloride as a precursor with a lower cost than aluminum butoxide. In addition, the surfactant template was replaced with magnesium stearate, which has a lower unit cost in stearate acid. The adsorption isotherm test for the CO gas was carried out to compare the adsorption performance of the NA adsorbents prepared using post-hydrolysis (NA) and cost-effective precipi...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Effects of a naturally derived surfactant on hydrate anti-agglomeration using micromechanical force measurement
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Mingzhong Li, Sanbao Dong, Bofeng Li, Chenwei LiuAbstractThe performance of a hydrate anti-agglomerant (AA) on cyclopentane (CyC5) hydrate anti-agglomeration at various concentrations (0–1 wt%, based on the oil phase) using MMF apparatus has been investigated. At low AA concentrations up to 0.01 wt%, the AA reduces the cohesion force (capillary force) by reducing the CyC5-water interfacial tension. At concentrations higher than 0.1 wt%, hydrate hydrophobicity alternation and AA’s thermod...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

A detailed study of physicochemical properties and microstructure of EmimCl-EG deep eutectic solvents: Their influence on SO2 absorption behavior
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Jiahong Zhu, Yingjie Xu, Xiao Feng, Xiao ZhuAbstractTo get a better understanding of the effect of physicochemical properties and microstructure on SO2 absorption behavior of DESs with different molar ratios of EmimCl and EG (from 2:1 to 1:2), densities (ρ), viscosities (η), speeds of sound (u), refractive indices (nD), and thermal decomposition temperatures (Td) of EmimCl-EG DESs were measured and used to obtain the other derived properties, such as thermal expansion coefficient (αp) and activation ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Enhancing CO2/CH4 separation performance and mechanical strength of mixed-matrix membrane via combined use of graphene oxide and ZIF-8
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Wen Li, S.A.S.C. Samarasinghe, Tae-Hyun BaeAbstractHigh-performance mixed-matrix membranes that comprise both zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) and graphene oxide (GO) were synthesized with a solution casting technique to realize excellent CO2/CH4 separation. The incorporation of ZIF-8 nanocrystals alone in ODPA-TMPDA polyimide can be used to significantly enhance CO2 permeability compared with that of pure ODPA-TMPDA. Meanwhile, the addition of a GO nanostack alone in ODPA-TMPDA contributes to improved CO2...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Fabrication of Ag/In2O3/TiO2/HNTs hybrid-structured and plasma effect photocatalysts for enhanced charges transfer and photocatalytic activity
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Huiqin Wang, Dongyao Wu, Chongyang Liu, Jingru Guan, Jinze Li, Pengwei Huo, Xinlin Liu, Qian Wang, Yongsheng YanAbstractThe purpose of this work designed hybrid-structured and plasma effect photocatalyst of Ag/In2O3/TiO2/HNTs via sol–gel and photo-reduction methods. The structures, morphologies, optical and photoelectric performances of as-prepared photocatalysts were characterized via XRD, TEM, XPS, BET, UV–vis DRS, PL and photocurrents. The photocatalytic activity was evaluated by degradation of TC. ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

An overview of functionalised carbon nanomaterial for organic pollutant removal
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Lau Yien Jun, N.M. Mubarak, Min Juey Yee, Lau Sie Yon, Chua Han Bing, Mohammad Khalid, E.C. AbdullahAbstractCarbon nanomaterials (CNMs), particularly carbon nanotube and graphene-based materials, are rapidly emerging as one of the most effective adsorbents for wastewater treatment. CNMs hold great potential as new generation adsorbents due to their high surface to volume ratio, as well as extraordinary chemical, mechanical and thermal stabilities. However, implementation of pristine CNMs in real world applications...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Low cost zwitterionic adsorbent coating for treatment of anionic and cationic dyes
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Syahida Farhan Azha, Muhamad Sharafee Shamsudin, Mohammad Shahadat, Suzylawati IsmailAbstractClay based coating with zwitterionic functionality is used to remove cationic and anionic dyes. Adsorbent coating was prepared by the mixing of bentonite clay, acrylic polymer (AP) and polyethylene-diamine (EPI-DMA). Characterization was performed using SEM-EDX, XRF, X-ray mapping and FTIR analyses. The adsorption capacity of ZACC was found to be increased from 59.35 to 255.99 mg/g and from 45.84 to 70.09 mg/g fo...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Fabrication and separation performance of polyethersulfone/sulfonated TiO2 (PES–STiO2) ultrafiltration membranes for fouling mitigation
Publication date: 25 November 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 67Author(s): Sivasankaran Ayyaru, Young-Ho AhnAbstractPolyethersulfone (PES)/sulfonated TiO2 (STiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) UF blended membranes were fabricated with different loadings of STiO2. The modified membranes exhibited significant improvement in surface roughness, porosity, and pore size when compared to the PES membrane. The P-STiO2 1 and P-TiO2 1 blended membranes exhibited higher water flux, approximately 102.4% and 62.6%, respectively, compared to PES. SPP-STiO2 and P-STiO2 showed lower Rir fouling resistance than th...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - October 9, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research