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  1. Self-assembled microstructures from 1,2-ethanediol suspensions of pure and binary mixtures of neutral and acidic biological galactosylceramides.

    Archibald, D D; Mann, S

    1994-01-01

    Optical and electron microscopy were employed to characterize microstructures formed by thermal mechanical treatment of glycol suspensions of various pure and binary mixtures of the brain-derived galactosphingolipids hydroxy fatty acid cerebroside (HFA-Cer), non-hydroxy fatty acid cerebroside (NFA-Cer) and sulfatide (S-Cer). Negative staining indicated some new features of the neutral cerebroside suspensions in glycol. HFA-Cer formed a small fraction of both unilamellar cylinders (ULCs) (lumina ca. 27 nm) and giant multilamellar cochleates in addition to the typical nonhelical multilamellar cylinders (MLCs) (lumina ca. 10-30 nm). NFA-Cer formed a gel composed of a significant fraction of very long ULCs (lumina ca. 17 nm) without helical substructure, in addition to multilamellar helical structures such as ribbons and cylinders (lumina ca. 70 nm). Anisotropic lamellar micelle-shards of NFA-Cer were also detected by negative staining. S-Cer formed short ULCs (lumina ca. 44 nm) with no obvious helical substructure. Complex mixture data are thought to result from thermodynamic and kinetic factors. HFA-Cer is highly insoluble and promotes a network of rigid intralamellar hydrogen bonding that tends to exclude other lipids. NFA-Cer stabilizes helical defects in the lamellae, and S-Cer enhances disorder or micellization. The processes of microstructure nucleation and lipid phase separation were affected by mixtures such that metastable microstructures were trapped or the length of lamellar cylinders was altered. PMID:8200057

  2. Polyesteramides based on PET and nylon 2,T Part 3. Properties

    Bouma, K.; Wit, de G.; Lohmeijer, J.H.G.M.; Gaymans, R.J.

    2000-01-01

    The properties of polyesteramides based on PET and nylon 2,T (PETA) using DMT, the bis(esterdiamide) T2T-dimethyl (N,N′-bis(p-carbo-methoxybenzoyl)ethanediamine) and 1,2-ethanediol as starting materials has been studied. A PETA series with an increasing T2T content (0.1–30 mol%) has been synthesised

  3. UNIQUAC interaction parameters for molecules with -OH groups on adjacent carbon atoms in aqueous solution determined by molecular mechanics - glycols, glycerol and glucose

    Jonsdottir, Svava Osk; Klein, R. A.

    1997-01-01

    UNIQUAC interaction parameters have been determined, using molecular mechanics calculations, for 1,2-ethanediol, 1,2-propanediol, glycerol and glucose with water in aqueous solution. Conformational space for individual pairs of molecules was explored using a stochastic method, the Boltzmann Jump...... difficulties in sampling conformational space in a statistically acceptable manner. As the parameters representinteractions per unit molecular surface area and all of the molecules consist of -CH2OH or -CH2O- units, the values obtained for thewater/1,2-ethanediol system were used to predict VLE data for the......,2-ethanediol, 1,2-propanediol and glycerol, surrounded by different numbers of water molecules. The interaction energy was observed to be linearly dependent on the number of water molecules present. This constant increment means that the additional interaction energy for each water molecule added is the same...

  4. Progress in the chemistry of chromium(V) doping agents used in polarized target materials

    Krumpolc, M. (Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL (USA)); Hill, D. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Struhrmann, H.B. (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany, F.R.). Hamburger Synchrotronstrahlungslabor)

    1990-01-01

    We wish to report progress in two areas of the chromium (V)-based doping agents: Two commonly used chromium (V) complexes, I and II, have been synthesized in perdeuterated form (i.e., all hydrogens replaced by deuterium). They are sodium bis(2-ethyl-2-deuteroxy-butyrato)oxochromate(V)monodeuterate, IV, (acronym EDBA-Cr(V)), and sodium bis(2-deuteroxy-2-methylpropionato)oxochromate(V), III, (acronym DMPA-Cr(V)). A synthetic route leading to the preparation of stable, chromium(III)-free solutions of chromium(V) in diols (1,2-ethanediol/ethylene glycol/and 1,2-propanediol/propylene glycol/) has been outlined.

  5. Progress in the chemistry of chromium(V) doping agents used in polarized target materials

    We wish to report progress in two areas of the chromium (V)-based doping agents: Two commonly used chromium (V) complexes, I and II, have been synthesized in perdeuterated form (i.e., all hydrogens replaced by deuterium). They are sodium bis(2-ethyl-2-deuteroxy-butyrato)oxochromate(V)monodeuterate, IV, (acronym EDBA-Cr(V)), and sodium bis(2-deuteroxy-2-methylpropionato)oxochromate(V), III, (acronym DMPA-Cr(V)). A synthetic route leading to the preparation of stable, chromium(III)-free solutions of chromium(V) in diols (1,2-ethanediol/ethylene glycol/and 1,2-propanediol/propylene glycol/) has been outlined

  6. Characteristic responses of a phospholipid molecular layer to polyols.

    Nakata, Satoshi; Deguchi, Ayano; Seki, Yota; Furuta, Miyuki; Fukuhara, Koichi; Nishihara, Sadafumi; Inoue, Katsuya; Kumazawa, Noriyuki; Mashiko, Shun; Fujihira, Shota; Goto, Makiko; Denda, Mitsuhiro

    2015-12-01

    Polyols (sugar alcohols) are widely used in foods, pharmaceutical formulations and cosmetics, and therefore it is important to understand their effects on cell membranes and skin. To address this issue, we examined the effect of polyols (1,2-ethanediol (ethylene glycol), 1,3-butanediol, 1,2,3-propanetriol (glycerol), and 1,2,3,4-butanetetraol) on artificial membrane systems (liposomes, monolayers, or dry films) prepared from phospholipid (1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC)). 1,2-Ethanediol and 1,3-butanediol had little effect on the size of the DMPC liposomes or the surface pressure (π)-surface area (A) isotherm of DMPC monolayers at an air-water interface, whereas 1,2,3-propanetriol or 1,2,3,4-butanetetraol increased both liposome size and surface pressure. Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR FT-IR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to evaluate the interaction between DMPC and polyols. These experimental results suggest that the chemical structure of polyol plays an important role in the characteristic interaction between polyol and DMPC. PMID:26454550

  7. Synthesis and characterization of arsenic-doped cysteine-capped thoria-based nanoparticles

    Thoria materials have been largely used in the nuclear industry. Nonetheless, fluorescent thoria-based nanoparticles provide additional properties to be applied in other fields. Thoria-based nanoparticles, with and without arsenic and cysteine, were prepared in 1,2-ethanediol aqueous solutions by a simple precipitation procedure. The synthesized thoria-based nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (ED-XRS), Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy. The presence of arsenic and cysteine, as well as the use of a thermal treatment facilitated fluorescence emission of the thoria-based nanoparticles. Arsenic-doped and cysteine-capped thoria-based nanoparticles prepared in 2.5 M 1,2-ethanediol solutions and treated at 348 K showed small crystallite sizes and strong fluorescence. However, thoria nanoparticles subjected to a thermal treatment at 873 K also produced strong fluorescence with a very narrow size distribution and much smaller crystallite sizes, 5 nm being the average size as shown by XRD and TEM. The XRD data indicated that, even after doping of arsenic in the crystal lattice of ThO2, the samples treated at 873 K were phase pure with the fluorite cubic structure. The Raman and FT-IR spectra shown the most characteristics vibrational peaks of cysteine together with other peaks related to the bonds of this molecule to thoria and arsenic when present

  8. Sol–gel derived Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} garnets: Synthesis, phase purity, micro-structure and improved design of morphology

    Opuchovic, Olga, E-mail: olga.opuchovic@chf.vu.lt; Beganskiene, Aldona; Kareiva, Aivaras

    2015-10-25

    Yttrium iron garnet (Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12}; YIG) and terbium iron garnet (Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12}; TbIG) were prepared by an aqueous sol–gel method using two different complexing agents (1,2-ethanediol and glycerol). For the synthesis of Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} two different molar ratios of complexing agent (1:1 and 3:1) to the total metal ions were used. Thermogravimetric analysis (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were performed to study the thermal behaviour of the prepared Y–Fe–O and Tb–Fe–O precursor gels. The effects of synthesis parameters on the garnet phase formation were studied by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Interestingly, the XRD data indicated that single-phase Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} garnet can be prepared only with 1,2-ethanediol at lowest 1000 °C temperature. While Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} garnet can be obtained at lower temperatures depending on the nature and amount of complexing agent. The SEM results showed that parameters of sol–gel processing influence the morphological features of garnets considerably. For comparison, the conventional solid-state reaction method at 1000 °C was also used for the fabrication of both Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} garnets. - Highlights: • Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} and Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} were prepared by aqueous sol–gel route. • Single-phase Y{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} can be prepared with 1,2-ethanediol at 1000 °C temperature. • Tb{sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12} can be obtained at lower temperatures depending on complexing agent.

  9. The world of DNA in glycol solution.

    Lindahl, Tomas

    2016-05-23

    The properties of high-molecular-weight DNA are usually investigated in neutral aqueous solutions. Strong acids and strong alkaline solutions are obviously unsuitable, as are corrosive solvents, and DNA is insoluble in most organic solvents; precipitation of DNA from aqueous solution with ethanol or isopropanol is therefore frequently used as a purification step. An exception is the organic solvent glycol (ethylene glycol, 1,2-ethanediol, dihydroxyethane, HOCH2CH2OH) and the similar solvent glycerol. Double-stranded DNA remains soluble in salt-containing glycol, although it precipitates in polyethylene glycol. (DNA also remains soluble in formamide, but the double-helical structure of DNA is much less stable in this solvent than in glycol.) However, DNA in glycol has been little investigated during the last half-century. PMID:27211487

  10. Synthesis and characterization of zinc oxide nanoparticles: application to textiles as UV-absorbers

    Becheri, Alessio; Duerr, Maximilian; Lo Nostro, Pierandrea, E-mail: pln@csgi.unifi.it; Baglioni, Piero [University of Florence, Department of Chemistry and CSGI (Italy)

    2008-04-15

    We report the synthesis and characterization of nanosized zinc oxide particles and their application on cotton and wool fabrics for UV shielding. The nanoparticles were produced in different conditions of temperature (90 or 150 deg. C) and reacting medium (water or 1,2-ethanediol). A high temperature was necessary to obtain small monodispersed particles. Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) were used to characterize the nanoparticles composition, their shape, size and crystallinity. The specific surface area of the dry powders was also determined. ZnO nanoparticles were then applied to cotton and wool samples to impart sunscreen activity to the treated textiles. The effectiveness of the treatment was assessed through UV-Vis spectrophotometry and the calculation of the ultraviolet protection factor (UPF). Physical tests (tensile strength and elongation) were performed on the fabrics before and after the treatment with ZnO nanoparticles.

  11. Synthesis and characterization of zinc oxide nanoparticles: application to textiles as UV-absorbers

    We report the synthesis and characterization of nanosized zinc oxide particles and their application on cotton and wool fabrics for UV shielding. The nanoparticles were produced in different conditions of temperature (90 or 150 deg. C) and reacting medium (water or 1,2-ethanediol). A high temperature was necessary to obtain small monodispersed particles. Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) were used to characterize the nanoparticles composition, their shape, size and crystallinity. The specific surface area of the dry powders was also determined. ZnO nanoparticles were then applied to cotton and wool samples to impart sunscreen activity to the treated textiles. The effectiveness of the treatment was assessed through UV-Vis spectrophotometry and the calculation of the ultraviolet protection factor (UPF). Physical tests (tensile strength and elongation) were performed on the fabrics before and after the treatment with ZnO nanoparticles

  12. Naphthalene decomposition in a DC corona radical shower discharge

    Ming-jiang NI; Xu SHEN; Xiang GAO; Zu-liang WU; Hao LU; Zhong-shan LI; Zhong-yang LUO; Ke-fa CEN

    2011-01-01

    The naphthalene decomposition in a corona radical shower discharge (CRS) was investigated, with attention paid to the influences of voltage and initial naphthalene density. The OH emission spectra were investigated so as to know the naphthalene decomposing process. The by-products were analyzed and a decomposing theory in discharge was proposed. The results showed that higher voltage and relative humidity were effective on decomposition. The initial concentration affected the decomposing efficiency of naphthalene. When the mitial naphthalene density was 17 mg/m3, the decomposition rate was found to be 70% under 14 kV. The main by-products were carbon dioxide and water. However, a small amount of carbonic oxide, 1, 2-ethanediol and acetaldehyde were found due to the incomplete oxidization.

  13. Sol-Gel Synthesis and Characterization of Selected Transition Metal Nano-Ferrites

    Aurelija GATELYTĖ

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available In the present work, the sinterability and formation of nanosized yttrium iron garnet (Y3Fe5O12, yttrium perovskite ferrite (YFeO3, cobalt, nickel and zinc iron spinel (CoFe2O4, NiFe2O4 and ZnFe2O4, respectively powders by an aqueous sol-gel processes are investigated. The metal ions, generated by dissolving starting materials of transition metals in the diluted acetic acid were complexed by 1,2-ethanediol to obtain the precursors for the transition metal ferrite ceramics. The phase purity of synthesized nano-compounds was characterized by infrared spectroscopy (IR and powder X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD. The microstructural evolution and morphological features of obtained transition metal ferrites were studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM.http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.17.3.598

  14. Parameter estimation for VLE calculation by global minimization: the genetic algorithm

    V. H. Alvarez

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Vapor-liquid equilibrium calculations require global minimization of deviations in pressure and gas phase compositions. In this work, two versions of a stochastic global optimization technique, the genetic algorithm, the freeware MyGA program, and the modified mMyGA program, are evaluated and compared for vapor-liquid equilibrium problems. Reliable experimental data from the literature on vapor liquid equilibrium for water + formic acid, tert-butanol + 1-butanol and water + 1,2-ethanediol systems were correlated using the Wilson equation for activity coefficients, considering acid association in both liquid and vapor phases. The results show that the modified mMyGA is generally more accurate and reliable than the original MyGA. Next, the mMyGA program is applied to the CO2 + ethanol and CO2 + 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate systems, and the results show a good fit for the data.

  15. Glycolysis of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate) catalyzed by an enzyme system; Glicolise do poli(3-hidroxibutirato) por via enzimatica

    Campos, T.F.; Mano, V., E-mail: mano@ufsj.edu.b [Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del Rei (UFSJ), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias Naturais

    2010-07-01

    In this work we report the studies of PHB glycolysis catalyzed by lipase Amano PS (Pseudomonas cepacia) in the presence of 1,2-ethanediol (ethylene glycol). The reactions were performed in toluene:dichloroethane 3:1 (v/v) at 60 deg C, varying reaction time and concentration of ethylene glycol. PHB and the products of glycolysis (polyols) were characterized by FTIR, {sup 1}H-NMR, and TG. The FTIR spectra of polyols showed no significant change compared to the spectrum of PHB. The {sup 1}H-NMR spectra of the products of glycolysis showed signs of interest between 3 and 4.7 ppm, related to the ethylene glycol protons inserted in the polymer chain. By analyzing the thermograms we observed that the polyols are more thermally stable than PHB. (author)

  16. Degradation of corn stalk by the composite microbial system of MC1

    2008-01-01

    The composite microbial system of MC1 was used to degrade corn stalk in order to determine properties of the degraded products as well as bacterial composition of MC1. Results indicated that the pH of the fermentation broth was typical of lignocellulose degradatioin by MC1, decreasing in the early phase and increasing in later stages of the degradation. The microbial biomass peaked on the day 3 after degradation. The MC1 effeciently degraded the corn stalk by nearly 70% during which its cellulose content decreased by 71.2%, hemicellulose by 76.5% and lignin by 24.6%. The content of water-soluble carbohydrates (WSC) in the fermentation broth increased progressively during the first three days, and decreased thereafter, suggesting an accumulation of WSC in the early phase of the degradation process. Total levels of various volatile products peaked in the third day after degradation , and 7 types of volatile products were detected in the fermentation broth. These were ethanol, acetic acid, 1,2-ethanediol, propanoic acid, butanoic acid, 3-methyl-butanoic acid and glycerine. Six major compounds were quantitatively analysed and the contents of each compound were ethanol (0.584 g/L), acetic acid (0.735 g/L), 1,2-ethanediol (0.772 g/L), propanoic acid (0.026 g/L), butanoic acid (0.018 g/L) and glycerine (4.203 g/L). Characterization of bacterial cells collected from the culture solution, based on 16S rDNA PCR-DGGE analysis of DNAs, showed that the composition of bacterial community in MC1 coincided basically with observations from previous studies. This indicated that the structure of MC1 is very stable during degradation of different lignocellulose materials.

  17. Phase behavior and component partitioning in low water content amorphous carbohydrates and their potential impact on encapsulation of flavors.

    Gunning, Y M; Parker, R; Ring, S G; Rigby, N M; Wegg, B; Blake, A

    2000-02-01

    The compositions at which amorphous ethanol-maltose-water mixtures exhibit liquid-liquid separation have been determined in the temperature range from 20 to 80 degrees C. At water contents below approximately 20% w/w two phases were observed, with the maltose-rich phase slightly richer in water. Partition coefficients of organic nonelectrolytes ranging in hydrophobicity from 1, 2-ethanediol and 1,2-propanediol to benzyl alcohol and propyl acetate have been measured for octanol/sorbitol, benzyl alcohol/sorbitol, and 1-butanol/sorbitol mixtures. Linear correlations were found between the log partition coefficients in the various solvent systems. Replacing water with sorbitol results in more organic partitioning into the octanol. Replacing octanol with benzyl alcohol or 1-butanol also results in more organic partitioning into the hydrophobic phase. The results establish a relationship with partition coefficients for octanol/water mixtures, which are well studied experimentally and for which predictive approaches exist. The implications of these results for flavor retention and encapsulation are discussed. PMID:10691646

  18. A comparative study of diastereomeric complexes formed by a prochiral substrate and three structurally analogous chiral molecules on Pt(111)

    Lemay, Jean-Christian; Dong, Yi; Groves, Michael N.; Demers-Carpentier, Vincent; Goubert, Guillaume; Lafleur-Lambert, Raphaël; Boukouvalas, John; Hammer, Bjørk; McBreen, Peter H.

    2016-04-01

    A comparative study of chemisorbed bimolecular diastereomeric complexes formed by three structurally analogous chiral modifiers and a prochiral substrate on Pt(111) was performed using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and density functional theory (DFT) methods. The experiments determine, subject to a number of assumptions, the abundant binding configurations and whether the complexed substrate is organized into pro-S or pro-R states. The overall prochiral ratio (pr) estimated in this manner may be compared in each case to literature values for the enantiomeric ratio (er) observed in catalysis experiments. The experiments were performed using ketopantolactone as the substrate and (R)-1-(1-naphthyl)ethylamine, (R)-N-Methyl-1-(1-naphthyl)ethylamine and (R)-1-naphthyl-1,2-ethanediol as the structurally analogous chiral modifiers. The STM measurements were performed at room temperature to better mimic conditions under which the catalytic studies reported in the literature were performed. The results are discussed in terms of the stereochemical effects of subtle modifications of the structure of the chiral modifier.

  19. Transferable force field for alcohols and polyalcohols.

    Ferrando, Nicolas; Lachet, Véronique; Teuler, Jean-Marie; Boutin, Anne

    2009-04-30

    A new force field has been developed for alcohol and polyalcohol molecules. Based on the anisotropic united-atom force field AUA4 developed for hydrocarbons, it only introduces one new anisotropic united atom corresponding to the hydroxyl group OH. In the case of polyalcohols and complex molecules, the calculation of the intramolecular electrostatic energy is revisited. These interactions are calculated between charges belonging to the different local dipoles of the molecule, one dipole being defined as a group of consecutive charges globally neutral. This new method allows avoiding the use of empirical scaling parameters commonly introduced to calculate 1-4 electrostatic interactions. The transferability of the proposed potential is demonstrated through the simulation of a wide variety of alcohol families: primary alcohols (methanol, ethanol, propan-1-ol, hexan-1-ol, octan-1-ol), secondary alcohols (propan-2-ol), tertiary alcohols (2-methylpropan-2-ol), phenol, and diols (1,2-ethanediol, 1,3-propanediol, 1,5-pentanediol). Monte Carlo simulations carried out in the Gibbs ensemble lead to a good agreement between calculated and experimental data for the thermodynamic properties along the liquid/vapor saturation curve, for the critical point coordinates and for the liquid structure at room temperature. Additional simulations were performed on the methanol + n-butane system showing the capability of the proposed potential to reproduce the azeotropic behavior of such mixtures with a good agreement. PMID:19344171

  20. 3D chiral and 2D achiral cobalt(ii) compounds constructed from a 4-(benzimidazole-1-yl)benzoic ligand exhibiting field-induced single-ion-magnet-type slow magnetic relaxation.

    Wang, Yu-Ling; Chen, Lin; Liu, Cai-Ming; Du, Zi-Yi; Chen, Li-Li; Liu, Qing-Yan

    2016-05-01

    Organizing magnetically isolated 3d transition metal ions, which behave as single-ion magnet (SIM) units, in a coordination network is a promising approach to design novel single-molecule magnets (SMMs). Herein 3D chiral and 2D achiral cobalt(ii) coordination compounds based on single metal nodes with a 4-(benzimidazole-1-yl)benzoic acid (Hbmzbc) ligand, namely, [Co(bmzbc)2(1,2-etdio)]n () (1,2-etdio = 1,2-ethanediol) and [Co(bmzbc)2(Hbmzbc)]n (), have been synthesized and structurally characterized. The 3D chiral structure with 2-fold interpenetrating qtz topological nets consisting of totally achiral components was obtained via spontaneous resolution, while the achiral structure is a 2D (4,4) net. In both structures, individual cobalt(ii) ions are spatially well separated by the long organic ligands in the well-defined networks. Magnetic measurements on and showed field-induced slow magnetic relaxation resulting from single-ion anisotropy of the individual Co(ii) ions. Analysis of the dynamic ac susceptibilities with the Arrhenius law afforded an anisotropy energy barrier of 16.8(3) and 31.3(2) K under a 2 kOe static magnetic field for and , respectively. The distinct coordination environments of the Co(ii) ions in and lead to the different anisotropic energy barriers. PMID:27054774

  1. Time-dependent radiolytic yields at room temperature and temperature-dependent absorption spectra of the solvated electrons in polyols

    2007-01-01

    The molar extinction coefficients at the absorption maximum of the solvated electron spectrum have been evaluated to be 900, 970, and 1000 mol-1·m2 for 1,2-ethanediol (12ED), 1,2-propanediol (12PD), and 1,3-propanediol (13PD), respectively. These values are two-third or three-fourth of the value usually reported in the published report.Picosecond pulse radiolysis studies have aided in depicting the radiolytic yield of the solvated electron in these solvents as a function of time from picosecond to microsecond. The radiolytic yield in these viscous solvents is found to be strongly different from that of the water solution. The temperature dependent absorption spectra of the solvated electron in 12ED, 12PD, and 13PD have been also investigated. In all the three solvents, the optical spectra shift to the red with increasing temperature. While the shape of the spectra does not change in 13PD, a widening on the blue side of the absorption band is observed in 12ED and 12PD at elevated temperatures.

  2. Preferential solvation of ions in mixed solvents. 6: Univalent anions in aqueous organic solvents according to the inverse Kirkwood-Buff integral (IKBI) approach

    The inverse Kirkwood-Buff integral (IKBI) approach is applied to the preferential solvation of F-, Cl-, Br-, I-, and ClO4- in aqueous mixtures of the co-solvents (S) methanol (MeOH), ethanol (EtOH), t-butanol (t-BuOH), 1,2-ethanediol (EG), glycerol (Gly), acetone (Me2CO), acetonitrile (MeCN), formamide (FA), N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF), N,N,N',N',N'',N''-hexamethyl phosphoric triamide (HMPT), and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), as far as the relevant data exist in the literature. Fluoride anions are selectively solvated by the water up to large mole fractions (xS ≥ 0.4) of S = EtOH, t-BuOH, Me2CO, MeCN, and DMF, and up to lower contents (xS ∼ 0.1) of MeOH, EG, FA, and DMSO. The other anions are preferentially solvated by water to diminishing extent as their sizes become larger, and the largest ones show some preference for S in water-rich mixtures of MeOH and FA, whereas in aqueous Gly even chloride is preferentially solvated by the Gly. The competition between the co-solvent and the anion for the hydrogen bonds that water molecules donate is the main cause for the observed preferential solvation behaviour

  3. Effects of high-pressure homogenization on physicochemical properties and storage stability of switchgrass bio-oil

    He, Ronghai; Ye, X. Philip [Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, The University of Tennessee, 2506 E. J. Chapman Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996-4514 (United States); Harte, Federico [Department of Food Science and Technology, The University of Tennessee, 2605 River Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4591 (United States); English, Burton [Department of Agricultural Economics, The University of Tennessee, 2621 Morgan Circle, Knoxville, TN 37996-4518 (United States)

    2009-03-15

    A high-pressure homogenization (HPH) technique was used to improve the physicochemical properties and storage stability of switchgrass bio-oil. The viscosity, ethanol-insoluble fraction, and mass average molecular weight (Mw) of the bio-oil decreased significantly, and particle size became smaller after HPH processing; however, no significant changes were detected in heating value, water content, density, pH value, or ash content. The bio-oil's chemical composition changed after HPH: amounts of some compounds (furfural, levoglucosan, diethoxymethyl acetate, and lignin-derived compounds) increased, while others (acetic acid and 1,2-ethanediol) decreased. The homogenization processing remarkably improved switchgrass bio-oil stability: the viscosity of bio-oil homogenized at 100 MPa increased by only 13.9% after storage at 40 C for 60 days, whereas that of unhomogenized oil increased 56% after the same storage period. The operating cost was very modest at only $0.0102/L for bio-oil HPH processing at 100 MPa. (author)

  4. Capillary electrochromatographic fast enantioseparation based on a chiral metal-organic framework.

    Fei, Zhi-Xin; Zhang, Mei; Xie, Sheng-Ming; Yuan, Li-Ming

    2014-12-01

    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have received great attention because of their unusual properties and fascinating structures in separation sciences. However, to the best of our knowledge, there has been no attempt to utilize chiral MOFs as stationary phases in packed-CEC. Here, a chiral MOF [In3 O(obb)3 (HCO2 )(H2 O)]·solvent (4,4'-oxybisbenzoic acid) was explored as the chiral stationary phase in packed-CEC for separation of chiral compounds and isomers. The fabricated [In3 O(obb)3 (HCO2 )(H2 O)]·solvent packed capillary columns gave fast enantioseparation of (±)-hydrobenzoin, (±)-1-phenyl-1,2-ethanediol, and clenbuterol within 3 min in CEC. Besides, the baseline separations of nitrophenol isomers within 6 min were also achieved. The RSDs for the retention time of run-to-run, day-to-day, and column-to-column reproducibility were 1.51-3.63, 1.83-3.98, and 3.42-5.66%, respectively. These results demonstrate that chiral MOFs are promising for enantioseparation in CEC. PMID:25223618

  5. A free-standing condensation enzyme catalyzing ester bond formation in C-1027 biosynthesis.

    Lin, Shuangjun; Van Lanen, Steven G; Shen, Ben

    2009-03-17

    Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) catalyze the biosynthesis of many biologically active peptides and typically are modular, with each extension module minimally consisting of a condensation, an adenylation, and a peptidyl carrier protein domain responsible for incorporation of an amino acid into the growing peptide chain. C-1027 is a chromoprotein antitumor antibiotic whose enediyne chromophore consists of an enediyne core, a deoxy aminosugar, a benzoxazolinate, and a beta-amino acid moiety. Bioinformatics analysis suggested that the activation and incorporation of the beta-amino acid moiety into C-1027 follows an NRPS mechanism whereby biosynthetic intermediates are tethered to the peptidyl carrier protein SgcC2. Here, we report the biochemical characterization of SgcC5, an NRPS condensation enzyme that catalyzes ester bond formation between the SgcC2-tethered (S)-3-chloro-5-hydroxy-beta-tyrosine and (R)-1-phenyl-1,2-ethanediol, a mimic of the enediyne core. SgcC5 uses (S)-3-chloro-5-hydroxy-beta-tyrosyl-SgcC2 as the donor substrate and exhibits regiospecificity for the C-2 hydroxyl group of the enediyne core mimic as the acceptor substrate. Remarkably, SgcC5 is also capable of catalyzing amide bond formation, albeit with significantly reduced efficiency, between (S)-3-chloro-5-hydroxy-beta-tyrosyl-(S)-SgcC2 and (R)-2-amino-1-phenyl-1-ethanol, an alternative enediyne core mimic bearing an amine at its C-2 position. Thus, SgcC5 is capable of catalyzing both ester and amide bond formation, providing an evolutionary link between amide- and ester-forming condensation enzymes. PMID:19246381

  6. Substrate dependent reaction channels of the Wolff–Kishner reduction reaction: A theoretical study

    Shinichi Yamabe

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Wolff–Kishner reduction reactions were investigated by DFT calculations for the first time. B3LYP/6-311+G(d,p SCRF=(PCM, solvent = 1,2-ethanediol optimizations were carried out. To investigate the role of the base catalyst, the base-free reaction was examined by the use of acetone, hydrazine (H2N–NH2 and (H2O8. A ready reaction channel of acetone → acetone hydrazine (Me2C=N–NH2 was obtained. The channel involves two likely proton-transfer routes. However, it was found that the base-free reaction was unlikely at the N2 extrusion step from the isopropyl diimine intermediate (Me2C(H–N=N–H. Two base-catalyzed reactions were investigated by models of the ketone, H2N–NH2 and OH−(H2O7. Here, ketones are acetone and acetophenone. While routes of the ketone → hydrazone → diimine are similar, those from the diimines are different. From the isopropyl diimine, the N2 extrusion and the C–H bond formation takes place concomitantly. The concomitance leads to the propane product concertedly. From the (1-phenylethyl substituted diimine, a carbanion intermediate is formed. The para carbon of the phenyl ring of the anion is subject to the protonation, which leads to a 3-ethylidene-1,4-cyclohexadiene intermediate. Its [1,5]-hydrogen migration gives the ethylbenzene product. For both ketone substrates, the diimines undergoing E2 reactions were found to be key intermediates.

  7. Heterologous expression, purification, and properties of diol dehydratase, an adenosylcobalamin-dependent enzyme of Klebsiella oxytoca.

    Tobimatsu, T; Sakai, T; Hashida, Y; Mizoguchi, N; Miyoshi, S; Toraya, T

    1997-11-01

    Recombinant adenosylcobalamin-dependent diol dehydratase of Klebsiella oxytoca overexpressed in Escherichia coli was purified to homogeneity. The enzyme has a low solubility and was extracted from the crude membrane fraction with 1% Brij 35 in a high recovery. Subsequent chromatography on DEAE-cellulose resulted in 4.9-fold purification of the enzyme in an overall yield of 65%. The enzyme thus obtained showed specific activity comparable to that of the wild-type enzyme of K. oxytoca. The apparent molecular weight determined by nondenaturing gel electrophoresis on a gradient gel was 220,000. The enzyme consists of equimolar amounts of the three subunits with apparent Mr of 60,000 (alpha), 30,000 (beta), and 19,000 (gamma). Therefore, the subunit structure of the enzyme is most likely alpha2beta2gamma2. The recombinant enzyme was also separated into components F and S upon DEAE-cellulose chromatography in the absence of substrate. Components F and S were identified as the beta subunit and alpha2gamma2 complex, respectively. Apparent Km for adenosylcobalamin, 1,2-propanediol, glycerol, and 1,2-ethanediol were 0.83 microM, 0.08 mM, 0.73 mM, and 0.56 mM, respectively. The three genes encoding the subunits of diol dehydratase were overexpressed individually or in various combinations in Escherichia coli. The alpha and gamma subunits mutually required each other for correct folding forming the soluble, active alpha2gamma2 complex (component S). Expression of the beta subunit in a soluble, active form (component F) was promoted by coexpression with both the alpha and gamma subunits, probably by coexistence with component S. These lines of evidence indicate that each subunit mutually affects the folding of the others in this heterooligomer enzyme. PMID:9344474

  8. Seven organic salts assembled from hydrogen-bonds of N-H⋯O, O-H⋯O, and C-H⋯O between acidic compounds and bis(benzimidazole)

    Jin, Shouwen; Liu, Hui; Gao, Xin Jun; Lin, Zhanghui; Chen, Guqing; Wang, Daqi

    2014-10-01

    Seven crystalline organic acid-base adducts derived from 1,4-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)butane/1,2-bis(2-benzimidazolyl)-1,2-ethanediol and acidic components (picric acid, 2-hydroxy-5-(phenyldiazenyl)benzoic acid, 5-sulfosalicylic acid, oxalic acid, and 1,5-naphthalenedisulfonic acid) were prepared and characterized by the single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, IR, mp, and elemental analysis. All of the seven compounds are organic salts involving proton transfer from the acidic components to the bis(benzimidazole). For the salt 3, although a competing carboxyl group is present, it has been observed that only the proton at the -SO3H group is deprotonized rather than the H at the COOH. While in the salt 7, both COOH and SO3H were ionized to exhibit a valence number of -2. For 4, the oxalic acid existed as unionized molecule, monoanion, and dianion simultaneously in one compound. All supramolecular architectures of the organic salts 1-7 involve extensive intermolecular N-H⋯O, O-H⋯O, and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds as well as other noncovalent interactions. Since the potentially hydrogen bonding phenol group is present in the ortho position to the carboxyl group in 2, 3, and 7, it forms the more facile intramolecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bonding. The role of weak and strong noncovalent interactions in the crystal packing is ascertained. These weak interactions combined, all the complexes displayed 3D framework structure.

  9. The genome of Pelobacter carbinolicus reveals surprising metabolic capabilities and physiological features

    Aklujkar, Muktak [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Haveman, Shelley [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; DiDonatoJr., Raymond [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Chertkov, Olga [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Han, Cliff [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Brown, Peter [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Lovley, Derek [University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    2012-01-01

    Background: The bacterium Pelobacter carbinolicus is able to grow by fermentation, syntrophic hydrogen/formate transfer, or electron transfer to sulfur from short-chain alcohols, hydrogen or formate; it does not oxidize acetate and is not known to ferment any sugars or grow autotrophically. The genome of P. carbinolicus was sequenced in order to understand its metabolic capabilities and physiological features in comparison with its relatives, acetate-oxidizing Geobacter species. Results: Pathways were predicted for catabolism of known substrates: 2,3-butanediol, acetoin, glycerol, 1,2-ethanediol, ethanolamine, choline and ethanol. Multiple isozymes of 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase, ATP synthase and [FeFe]-hydrogenase were differentiated and assigned roles according to their structural properties and genomic contexts. The absence of asparagine synthetase and the presence of a mutant tRNA for asparagine encoded among RNA-active enzymes suggest that P. carbinolicus may make asparaginyl-tRNA in a novel way. Catabolic glutamate dehydrogenases were discovered, implying that the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle can function catabolically. A phosphotransferase system for uptake of sugars was discovered, along with enzymes that function in 2,3-butanediol production. Pyruvate: ferredoxin/flavodoxin oxidoreductase was identified as a potential bottleneck in both the supply of oxaloacetate for oxidation of acetate by the TCA cycle and the connection of glycolysis to production of ethanol. The P. carbinolicus genome was found to encode autotransporters and various appendages, including three proteins with similarity to the geopilin of electroconductive nanowires. Conclusions: Several surprising metabolic capabilities and physiological features were predicted from the genome of P. carbinolicus, suggesting that it is more versatile than anticipated.

  10. CATALYSTS FOR HIGH CETANE ETHERS AS DIESEL FUELS

    Kamil Klier; Richard G. Herman; Heock-Hoi Kwon; James G. C. Shen; Qisheng Ma; Robert A. Hunsicker; Andrew P. Butler; Scott J. Bollinger

    2003-03-01

    A tungstena-zirconia (WZ) catalyst has been investigated for coupling methanol and isobutanol to unsymmetrical ethers, i.e. methyl isobutyl ether (MIBE) and compared with earlier studied sulfated-zirconia (SZ) and Nafion-H catalysts. In all cases, the ether synthesis mechanism is a dual site S{sub N}2 process involving competitive adsorption of reactants on proximal acid sites. At low reaction temperatures, methylisobutylether (MIBE) is the predominant product. However, at temperatures >135 C the WZ catalyst is very good for dehydration of isobutanol to isobutene. The surface acid sites of the WZ catalyst and a Nafion-H catalyst were diagnosed by high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of N 1s shifts after adsorption of amines. Using pyridine, ethylenediamine, and triethylamine, it is shown that WZ has heterogeneous strong Broensted acid sites. Theoretical study located the transition state of the alcohol coupling reaction on proximal Broensted acid sites and accounted well for XPS core-level shifts upon surface acid-base interactions. While computations have not been carried out with WZ, it is shown that the SZ catalyst is a slightly stronger acid than CF{sub 3}SO{sub 3}H (a model for Nafion-H) by 1.3-1.4 kcal/mol. A novel sulfated zirconia catalyst having proximal strong Broensted acid sites was synthesized and shown to have significantly enhanced activity and high selectivity in producing MIBE or isobutene from methanol/isobutanol mixtures. The catalyst was prepared by anchoring 1,2-ethanediol bis(hydrogen sulfate) salt precursor onto zirconium hydroxide, followed by calcination to remove the -(CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2})- bridging residues.

  11. Synthesis and characterization of technetium(V) complexes with amine, alcoholate, and chloride ligands

    Two general routes for the preparation of technetium complexes with aromatic amine, chloride, and alkoxide ligands are presented. The reactions of the tetrachlorooxotechnetate(V) anion of (n-Bu4N)[TcOCl4] with pyridine in tetrahydrofuran/alcohol solvent or of the dioxotetrakis(pyridine)technetium(V) cation of [TcO2(py)4]Cl with LiCl in sulfuric acid/alcohol both yield a neutral alkoxydichlorooxobis(pyridine)technetium(V) complex. The same isomer appears to result from either route. The analogous thiazole derivatives may be prepared in a like manner. The complex chloro(1,2-ethanediolato)oxo(1,10-phenanthroline)technetium(V), TcOCl(C2H4O2)(C12H8N2), is prepared from (n-Bu4N)[TcOCl4] with 1,2-ethanediol and 1,10-phenanthroline in methanol. This complex was characterized by ir, uv/vis, and 1H and 99Tc NMR spectroscopies and by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry. Further insight into the bonding in this complex comes from the single-crystal x-ray structure determination. The space group is monoclinic, P21/c, with a = 7.440 (2) angstrom, b = 8.928 (3) angstrom, c = 21.355 (4) angstrom, β = 92.48 (2)degree, V = 1417.2 (7) angstrom 3, and Z = 4. The structure was solved by standard methods and refined to R = 0.051 and Rw = 0.036 based on 1859 reflections. The oxo and chloride ligands are mutually cis in the highly distorted octahedral coordination sphere. The unusually long Tc-Cl bond length (2.418 (2) angstrom) is attributed to a trans influence exerted by the coordinated diolate. This effect combined with short lengths for the C-C bond (1.491 (1) angstrom) and for the O-Tc-O linkage (1.924 (4), 1.902 (3) angstrom) suggests partial multiple bonding between the technetium and the diolate. 38 references, 2 figures, 3 tables

  12. Experiments and simulations of NOx formation in the combustion of hydroxylated fuels

    Bohon, Myles

    2015-06-01

    This work investigates the influence of molecular structure in hydroxylated fuels (i.e. fuels with one or more hydroxyl groups), such as alcohols and polyols, on NOx formation. The fuels studied are three lower alcohols (methanol, ethanol, and n-propanol), two diols (1,2-ethanediol and 1,2-propanediol), and one triol (1,2,3-propanetriol); all of which are liquids at room temperature and span a wide range of thermophysical properties. Experimental stack emissions measurements of NO/NO2, CO, and CO2 and flame temperature profiles utilizing a rake of thermocouples were obtained in globally lean, swirling, liquid atomized spray flames inside a refractory-lined combustion chamber as a function of the atomizing air flow rate and swirl number. These experiments show significantly lower NOx formation with increasing fuel oxygen content despite similarities in the flame temperature profiles. By controlling the temperature profiles, the contribution to NOx formation through the thermal mechanism were matched, and variations in the contribution through non-thermal NOx formation pathways are observed. Simulations in a perfectly stirred reactor, at conditions representative of those measured within the combustion region, were conducted as a function of temperature and equivalence ratio. The simulations employed a detailed high temperature chemical kinetic model for NOx formation from hydroxylated fuels developed based on recent alcohol combustion models and extended to include polyol combustion chemistry. These simulations provide a qualitative comparison to the range of temperatures and equivalence ratios observed in complex swirling flows and provide insight into the influence of variations in the fuel decomposition pathways on NOx formation. It is observed that increasing the fuel bound oxygen concentration ultimately reduces the formation of NOx by increasing the proportion of fuel oxidized through formaldehyde, as opposed to acetylene or acetaldehyde

  13. Novel technologies to improve the performance of biomass pyrolsis systems

    Liaw, Shi-Shen

    by grouping them in five groups or families. The C1 family is formed by products of cellulose fragmentation reactions (glycoaldehyde, acetol, 1,2-ethanediol, monoacetate, butanedial). The products grouped in the C2 family (levoglucosan, levoglucosenone, 1,4:3,6-dianhydro-alpha-D-glucopyranose) are derived from cellulose depolymerization reactions. The molecules derived from hemicellulose (Acetic acid, furfural, 2-furanmethanol) were grouped in the H family. The products derived from lignin were grouped in two families L1 (derived from p-hydroxyl phenol (H) and guaiacyl (G) structures) and L2 (derived from syringyl (S) structures). The yield and properties of bio-oil obtained from an auger pyrolysis reactor is comparable with other existing fluidized bed reactors in the similar pyrolysis condition. The system proposed required much lower volumes of carrier gas and result in the production of a sand-free bio-char. It was also found that the reactions leadings to the formation of bio-char products and the yield of bio-oil are not affected if the pretreatment (torrefaction) temperature is maintained below 290 °C. Torrefaction at higher temperatures results in a dramatic reduction of the bio-oil yield and an increase in the bio-char yield. A condensation system coupled with the auger pyrolysis reactor was constructed and studied for the separation of crude bio-oil produced from Douglas Fir wood. As the first condenser temperature increases up to 80 °C, the content of light oxygenated organic compounds (chiefly the acetic acid and water) in the first condenser decreased significantly. For the first time, this dissertation reports the anaerobic digestion of the aqueous phase obtained in the thermal pretreatment (torrefaction) step and in the second condenser during biomass pyrolysis to produce bio-methane. Acid washing was studied to minimize the inhibitors (hydroxyacetaldehyde and monophenols) in aqueous phase for higher bio-methane production. The results of this

  14. Novel technologies to improve the performance of biomass pyrolsis systems

    Liaw, Shi-Shen

    by grouping them in five groups or families. The C1 family is formed by products of cellulose fragmentation reactions (glycoaldehyde, acetol, 1,2-ethanediol, monoacetate, butanedial). The products grouped in the C2 family (levoglucosan, levoglucosenone, 1,4:3,6-dianhydro-alpha-D-glucopyranose) are derived from cellulose depolymerization reactions. The molecules derived from hemicellulose (Acetic acid, furfural, 2-furanmethanol) were grouped in the H family. The products derived from lignin were grouped in two families L1 (derived from p-hydroxyl phenol (H) and guaiacyl (G) structures) and L2 (derived from syringyl (S) structures). The yield and properties of bio-oil obtained from an auger pyrolysis reactor is comparable with other existing fluidized bed reactors in the similar pyrolysis condition. The system proposed required much lower volumes of carrier gas and result in the production of a sand-free bio-char. It was also found that the reactions leadings to the formation of bio-char products and the yield of bio-oil are not affected if the pretreatment (torrefaction) temperature is maintained below 290 °C. Torrefaction at higher temperatures results in a dramatic reduction of the bio-oil yield and an increase in the bio-char yield. A condensation system coupled with the auger pyrolysis reactor was constructed and studied for the separation of crude bio-oil produced from Douglas Fir wood. As the first condenser temperature increases up to 80 °C, the content of light oxygenated organic compounds (chiefly the acetic acid and water) in the first condenser decreased significantly. For the first time, this dissertation reports the anaerobic digestion of the aqueous phase obtained in the thermal pretreatment (torrefaction) step and in the second condenser during biomass pyrolysis to produce bio-methane. Acid washing was studied to minimize the inhibitors (hydroxyacetaldehyde and monophenols) in aqueous phase for higher bio-methane production. The results of this