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  1. Characteristics of α-Gal epitope, anti-Gal antibody, α1,3 galactosyltransferase and its clinical exploitation (Review)

    HUAI, GUOLI; Qi, Ping; Yang, Hongji; Wang, Yi

    2015-01-01

    The α-Gal epitope (Galα1,3Galα1,4GlcNAc-R) is ubiquitously presented in non-primate mammals, marsupials and New World Monkeys, but it is absent in humans, apes and Old World monkeys. However, the anti-Gal antibody (~1% of immunoglobulins) is naturally generated in human, and is found as the immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgM and IgA isotypes. Owing to the specific binding of the anti-Gal antibody with the α-Gal epitope, humans have a distinct anti-α-gal reactivity, which is responsible for hyperacut...

  2. Characteristics of α-Gal epitope, anti-Gal antibody, α1,3 galactosyltransferase and its clinical exploitation (Review)

    HUAI, GUOLI; QI, PING; YANG, HONGJI; WANG, YI

    2016-01-01

    The α-Gal epitope (Galα1,3Galα1,4GlcNAc-R) is ubiquitously presented in non-primate mammals, marsupials and New World Monkeys, but it is absent in humans, apes and Old World monkeys. However, the anti-Gal antibody (~1% of immunoglobulins) is naturally generated in human, and is found as the immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgM and IgA isotypes. Owing to the specific binding of the anti-Gal antibody with the α-Gal epitope, humans have a distinct anti-α-gal reactivity, which is responsible for hyperacute rejection of organs transplanted from α-gal donors. In addition, the α1,3 galactosyltransferases (α1,3GT) can catalyze the synthesis of the α-Gal epitope. Therefore, the α1,3GT gene, which encodes the α1,3GT, is developed profoundly. The distributions of the α-Gal epitope and anti-Gal antibody, and the activation of α1,3GT, reveal that the enzyme of α1,3GT in ancestral primates is ineffective. Comparison of the nucleotide sequence of the human α1,3-GT pseudogene to the corresponding different species sequence, and according to the evolutionary tree of different species, the results of evolutionary inactivation of the α1,3GT gene in ancestral primates attribute to the mutations under a stronger selective pressure. However, on the basis of the structure, the mechanism and the specificity of the α-Gal epitope and anti-Gal antibody, they can be applied to clinical exploitation. Knocking out the α1,3GT gene will eliminate the xenoantigen, Gal(α1,3)Gal, so that the transplantation of α1,3GT gene knockout pig organ into human becomes a potential clinically acceptable treatment for solving the problem of organ shortage. By contrast, the α-Gal epitope expressed through the application of chemical, biochemical and genetic engineering can be exploited for the clinical use. Targeting anti-Gal-mediated autologous tumor vaccines, which express α-Gal epitope to antigen-presenting cells, would increase their immunogenicity and elicit an immune response, which will be

  3. Characteristics of α-Gal epitope, anti-Gal antibody, α1,3 galactosyltransferase and its clinical exploitation (Review).

    Huai, Guoli; Qi, Ping; Yang, Hongji; Wang, Yi

    2016-01-01

    The α-Gal epitope (Galα1,3Galα1,4GlcNAc‑R) is ubiquitously presented in non-primate mammals, marsupials and New World Monkeys, but it is absent in humans, apes and Old World monkeys. However, the anti-Gal antibody (~1% of immunoglobulins) is naturally generated in human, and is found as the immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgM and IgA isotypes. Owing to the specific binding of the anti‑Gal antibody with the α‑Gal epitope, humans have a distinct anti‑α‑gal reactivity, which is responsible for hyperacute rejection of organs transplanted from α‑gal donors. In addition, the α1,3 galactosyltransferases (α1,3GT) can catalyze the synthesis of the α‑Gal epitope. Therefore, the α1,3GT gene, which encodes the α1,3GT, is developed profoundly. The distributions of the α‑Gal epitope and anti‑Gal antibody, and the activation of α1,3GT, reveal that the enzyme of α1,3GT in ancestral primates is ineffective. Comparison of the nucleotide sequence of the human α1,3‑GT pseudogene to the corresponding different species sequence, and according to the evolutionary tree of different species, the results of evolutionary inactivation of the α1,3GT gene in ancestral primates attribute to the mutations under a stronger selective pressure. However, on the basis of the structure, the mechanism and the specificity of the α‑Gal epitope and anti‑Gal antibody, they can be applied to clinical exploitation. Knocking out the α1,3GT gene will eliminate the xenoantigen, Gal(α1,3)Gal, so that the transplantation of α1,3GT gene knockout pig organ into human becomes a potential clinically acceptable treatment for solving the problem of organ shortage. By contrast, the α‑Gal epitope expressed through the application of chemical, biochemical and genetic engineering can be exploited for the clinical use. Targeting anti‑Gal‑mediated autologous tumor vaccines, which express α‑Gal epitope to antigen‑presenting cells, would increase their immunogenicity and elicit

  4. Anti-Gal binds to pili of Neisseria meningitidis: the immunoglobulin A isotype blocks complement-mediated killing.

    Hamadeh, R M; Estabrook, M M; Zhou, P; Jarvis, G A; Griffiss, J M

    1995-12-01

    alpha 1,3-Galactosyl antibodies (anti-Gal) are ubiquitous natural human serum and secretory polyclonal antibodies that bind to terminal galactose-alpha 1,3-galactose (alpha-galactosyl) residues. Serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-Gal can block alternative complement pathway-mediated lysis of representative gram-negative enteric bacteria that bind it to lipopolysaccharide alpha-galactosyl structures, thereby promoting survival of such bacteria in the nonimmune host. We wanted to know whether anti-Gal also could bind to the lipooligosaccharides (LOS) of Neisseria meningitidis. To our surprise, we found that serum and secretory anti-Gal bound to pili but not to LOS of certain strains. This suggested the presence of an immunogenic pilus carbohydrate epitope. Mild periodate oxidation of sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis-separated outer membrane preparations from strains that bound anti-Gal followed by labeling of the neoaldehyde groups resulted in the labeling of bands that corresponded to pilin and LOS, confirming that pilin contains carbohydrate structures. A Bandeiraea simplicifolia lectin that also binds terminal alpha 1,3-galactosyl residues also bound to pilin. Serum IgG, IgA, and IgM anti-Gal as well as colostral secretory IgA anti-Gal bound to pilin, as judged by immunoblotting, and to the pili of intact piliated organisms, as judged by immunoelectron microscopy. Total serum anti-Gal (IgG, IgA, and IgM) and purified serum IgA1 anti-Gal, but not its purified IgG isotype, blocked complement-mediated lysis of a piliated meningococcal strain that bound anti-Gal to its pili. Colostral anti-Gal secretory IgA blocked killing of the same strain. Thus, anti-Gal IgA may promote disease when it binds to the pili of N. meningitidis strains. PMID:7591153

  5. Las traducciones en la antigüedad

    Fernández Marcos, Natalio

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A large part of the Western cultural heritage has been transmitted through translation. The author analyses the translation phenomenon in Antiquity, emphasizing the significance of the first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek in Ptolemaic Alexandria. This translation is the major literary corpus translated into Greek in Antiquity and, probably, the most important as well, due to the impact it had on the West once Christianity adopted the Greek version as the official Bible. He also describes the context in which the translation was carried out, the different models utilized for the Pentateuch, its reception and influence on other translations. Finally, he points out other processes of cultural transmission through translation in late Antiquity.

    Gran parte del legado cultural de Occidente se nos ha transmitido en traducciones. El autor analiza el fenómeno de la traducción en la Antigüedad, deteniéndose en la primera traducción de la Biblia hebrea al griego en la Alejandría ptolemaica. Esta traducción es el mayor corpus de litert ratura traducido al griego en la Antigüedad y, tal vez, el más importante por el impacto que tuvo en Occidente al ser adoptada la Biblia griega como Biblia oficial del cristianismo. Describe tambt bién el contexto en el que se llevó a cabo la traducción, los modelos utilizados en el Pentateuco, la recepción y los efectos de la misma en otras traducciones. Señala por fin otros procesos de trasvase cultural mediante la traducción en la Antigüedad tardía.

  6. Comparisons of three anti-G suit configurations during long duration, low onset, +Gz

    Stegmann, B. J.; Krutz, R. W.; Burton, R. R.; Sawin, C. F.

    1992-01-01

    Little physiologic data exist on the effects of long duration, low onset, hypergravity (+G). Space shuttle crewmembers are subjected to low +G forces (less than +3G) for upwards of 30 minutes during reentry. A similar reentry profile is predicted for the National Aerospace Plane (NASP). The physiologic effects of this acceleration stress are compounded by the loss of body water experienced during microgravity. Currently, a standard 5 bladder anti-G suit is being used during shuttle reentry. There have been complaints of discomfort using this suit, mainly due to the abdominal bladder. This study compared the effectiveness of three anti-G suit configurations in volume depleted subjects during a simulated space shuttle reentry profile. Methods: Seven male subjects were given intravenous Lasix in a dose from 20-40 mg to induce a total body weight loss of 3 plus or minus 1.5 percent. Approximately six hours after the injection, the subjects donned one of three anti-G suits - a standard 5 bladder anti-G suit, an extended coverage anti-G suit (the advanced technology anti-G suit or ATAGS), or an extended coverage anti-G suit without an abdominal bladder (the reentry anti-G suit or REAGS). All subjects were exposed to a simulated space shuttle reentry profile. Non-invasive eye-level blood pressure (ELBP) was monitored throughout the +G exposure. When systolic ELBP dropped below 70 mmHg, the anti-G suit was inflated in 0.5 psig increments to the pressure required to maintain 70 mmHg ELBP. Each subject rode with all three suits. Comparisons were made between the final pressure required in each suit to maintain ELBP and subjective reports of comfort. Results: The mean final suit pressure required to maintain ELBP was 1.1 psi, in both the ATAGS and REAGS versus 1.8 psi in the standard suit. In addition, the subjects rated the REAGS suit highest on the comfort scale, citing the absence of the abdominal bladder as the main reason. Conclusions: Overall, the REAGS suit was the

  7. Anti-G antibody in alloimmunized pregnant women: Report of two cases.

    Makroo, Raj Nath; Kaul, Anita; Bhatia, Aakanksha; Agrawal, Soma; Singh, Chanchal; Karna, Prashant

    2015-01-01

    Anti-G has been reported as a possible cause of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), either independently or in association with anti-D, anti-C or both. The antibody mimics the pattern of anti-C and anti-D reactivity in the identification panel and is often present along with either or both of these antibodies. The differentiation of anti-D, -C and-G in routine pretransfusion workup is particularly essential in antenatal cases. We report two antenatal cases where anti-G was identified on advanced immunohematological workup, in addition to other alloantibodies. PMID:26420948

  8. Anti-G antibody in alloimmunized pregnant women: Report of two cases

    Raj Nath Makroo; Anita Kaul; Aakanksha Bhatia; Soma Agrawal; Chanchal Singh; Prashant Karna

    2015-01-01

    Anti-G has been reported as a possible cause of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN), either independently or in association with anti-D, anti-C or both. The antibody mimics the pattern of anti-C and anti-D reactivity in the identification panel and is often present along with either or both of these antibodies. The differentiation of anti-D, -C and-G in routine pretransfusion workup is particularly essential in antenatal cases. We report two antenatal cases where anti-G was iden...

  9. Anti-G antibody in alloimmunized pregnant women: Report of two cases

    Raj Nath Makroo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Anti-G has been reported as a possible cause of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN, either independently or in association with anti-D, anti-C or both. The antibody mimics the pattern of anti-C and anti-D reactivity in the identification panel and is often present along with either or both of these antibodies. The differentiation of anti-D, -C and-G in routine pretransfusion workup is particularly essential in antenatal cases. We report two antenatal cases where anti-G was identified on advanced immunohematological workup, in addition to other alloantibodies.

  10. Gestión online tienda de antigüedades Cambalache

    Cuesta Novo, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    El proyecto ha consistido en el desarrollo de una aplicación online y para la gestión de una tienda de antigüedades. Se podrá crear y mantener actualizado el catálogo de productos, las compras a proveedores y las ventas realizadas.

  11. Rotavirus en animales asintomáticos: Detección y clasificación antigénica Rotavirus in asymptomatic animals: Detection and antigenic classification

    G Polanco

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El rotavirus (RV del grupo A, se asocia con gastroenteritis en mamíferos y aves, las cepas que más frecuentemente se han identificado en animales enfermos pertenecen a los serotipos G1- 3. El conocimiento de la epidemiología del RV entre los animales asintomáticos es muy limitado. El objetivo fue determinar la frecuencia y clasificación antigénica de los RV aislados de animales asintomáticos que viven en el interior y exterior de las viviendas. Por lo que se estudiaron 500 viviendas, en las cuales se colectaron 3773 muestras de materia fecal de diferentes especies de animales. Se analizaron utilizando el método de ELISA específico para RV del grupo A. La clasificación antigénica de los RV se realizó con monoclonales de subgrupo y serotipos G y P. En 20 viviendas (4% se encontró algún animal infectado con RV. Se detectaron 8 diferentes combinaciones antigénicas serotipo-subgrupo. En cuanto al subgrupo el 75% fueron SG no I/no II. Se detectaron los cuatro serotipos G más comunes G1-4, predominado el G3 en el 50% de las muestras. La presencia de cepas de RV con características antigénicas frecuentemente reportadas en humanos, sugieren que los animales domésticos asintomáticos, podrían actuar como reservorios de la infección por RV, manteniendo la circulación de este virus entre los brotes anuales en nuestro medio.Rotavirus (RV group A is associated with gastroenteritis in mammals and birds. The most frequently identified strains in sick animals belong to the serotypes G1-G3. Knowledge of the epidemiology of RV among asymptomatic animals is very limited. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and antigenic classification of RV strains isolated from asymptomatic animals that live both inside and outside homes. Five hundred houses were studied, of which 3773 faecal samples from different species of animals were collected. They were analyzed using the ELISA method specific for RV group A. Antigenic

  12. Balanzas y romanas de bronce en los mercadillos de antigüedades de Sevilla

    Fernández Gómez, Fernando

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available We present here several examples of Roman balances and steel-yards, some of them found in the antiquities market of Sevilla, and others conserved in its Archaeological Museum. Their structure and the variations of their scales are analized. The study is completed with a selection of weights from the same source.

    Se presentan diversos ejemplares de balanzas y romanas de bronce, localizados unos en los mercados de antigüedades de Sevilla y conservados otros en su Museo Arqueológico, analizándose su estructura y las variaciones que presentan sus barras graduadas. Se completa el estudio con una selección de pesas y contrapesos de la misma procedencia.

  13. Virus de la Enfermedad Infecciosa de la Bolsa de Fabricio: Relaciones antigénicas de aislados cubanos y chilenos Infectious Bursal Disease Virus: antigenic interrelationships between

    J Noda; J ULLOA; C L Perera; G Jara; Cuello, S.; E. Rodríguez

    2005-01-01

    La Enfermedad Infecciosa de la Bolsa (EIB) sigue afectando la industria avícola por la aparición de variantes patogénicas y antigénicas del virus, originadas en la permanente evolución del virus producto de la presión inmunológica por el uso intensivo de vacunas. La caracterización antigénica de los virus de campo resulta esencial para la aplicación de vacunas más adecuadas en el control de la enfermedad. En este trabajo se determinaron las relaciones antigénicas de aislados cubanos y chileno...

  14. Antigüedades mexicanas: memoria e intertextualidad en la poesía de José Emilio Pacheco

    Valeria Añón

    2008-01-01

    This article analyzes the various forms in which José Emilio Pacheco s collection of poems Antigüedades mexicanas interrogates the past and proposes the construction of a memory based on different moments of the history of Mexico which are approached from an ironic critical perspective. Such Mexican antiques are also ways of rewriting the American archive, a gesture that founds the relationship with the poetic word. Thus, they build a poetics which interweaves time, memory and literature as a...

  15. "Venationes" y juegos de toros en la Antigüedad

    J. M. BLÁZQUEZ

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Los juegos romanos en los anfiteatros en los que participaban toros han sido la causa según varios autores antiguos y modernos de las actuales corridas de toros españolas. Así piensan Mariana, Huizinga, Lafaye entre otros varios. En su reciente estudio sobre los "ritos y juegos del toro" A. Alvarez de Miranda echa de menos en los diferentes intentos de conocer el origen de las corridas españolas, la presencia del Arqueólogo y del Historiador de la Historia Antigua; la lectura de las páginas de este apasionante libro nos ha sugerido recoger algunos de los documentos más significativos, ordenados por temas, de escenas de uenatio y de juego de la Antigüedad, en las que participan toros; algunas creemos se encuentran inéditas, con el fin de que las personas que se plantean el origen de las corridas españolas conozcan perfectamente este tipo de juegos. Por otra parte, falta un estudio monográfico de este género. El documento más importante que da una idea exacta del contenido y carácter de una uenatio en los anfiteatros romanos, en la que intervienen toros, es el mosaico del Bajo Imperio, hoy conservado en la Galería Borghese, que decoraba el peristilo excavado en Tenuta di Torre Nuova en el año 1834, formaba parte de un conjunto de cinco piezas, en dos de las cuales el tema de la composición eran los combates de gladiadores, en las tres restantes una uenationes en el anfiteatro.

  16. La compleja conceptualización del paganismo en la Antigüedad Tardía

    Díaz Duckwen, María Luján

    2015-01-01

    El espacio historiográfico Antigüedad Tardía ha permitido desde hace unas décadas adentrarnos en una serie de problemáticas complejas relacionadas con el cristianismo, el paganismo y sus enlazamientos. Asimismo, los temas de la historia social del lenguaje han cobrado conciencia del poder del lenguaje y su relación con otras formas del poder. Nuestro trabajo intenta delinear algunos aspectos relevantes que surgen de la lectura de fuentes africanas e hispanas acerca de la religión pagana. La o...

  17. Depuración de aguas residuales mediante humedales artificiales en Antigüedad de Cerrato

    Conde Cid, Diego

    2014-01-01

    En el presente documento se detalla el dimensionado de una estación depuradora de aguas residuales, mediante un tratamiento blando, para el municipio de Antigüedad de Cerrato, en la provincia de Palencia, con el objetivo de conseguir un vertido de agua a cauce acorde a las exigencias legislativas actuales. La línea de tratamiento consistirá en tres fases diferenciadas, las cuales serán: un pretratamiento, basado en un desbaste y un desarenado, un tratamiento primario, llevado a cabo median...

  18. Algunos Aspectos del Trasquileo en la Antigüedad: A Propósito de unas Tijeras del Castro de Montesclaros

    Carmen ALFARO GINER

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se estudian unas tijeras halladas recientemente en Vilano (La Coruña, y ello sirve de motivo para analizar las técnicas de esquileo usadas en la antigüedad. Estas tijeras se componen de dos hojas que se articulan por medio de un pivote, y se encuentran en buen estado de conservación. Con el hallazgo de estas tijeras de 27 cms. de longitud se incrementa el reducido número de piezas similares descubiertas en otros lugares del ámbito mediterráneo. De entre ellas, estas que aquí tratamos son las más largas de las encontradas hasta ahora en España, según la propia experiencia del autor. Debido a las proporciones de las tijeras en cuestión, se las puede considerar tijeras de esquileo. Sería arriesgado dar una cronología precisa, pero parece prudente atribuirles una fecha que no sería anterior al siglo II de nuestra era.ABSTRACT: In this article, we have tried to study a recently found pair of iron shears in one piece in relationship with the shearing techniques known in ancient times. They are made of two blades hinged with a simple spring (Figs. 1-3, and are fairly well preserved. These 27 cm. long shears are to be added to the quite small number found so far in the Mediterranean area. There are very few of this size and to our knowledge these are the largest in Spain. It is due to their size that we have identified them as sheep-shears instead of as a normal pair of scissors. Since they were not found in a regular excavation they are very difficult to date, although some pottery shreds found together with these shears cannot be dated before the second century A. D.

  19. Biossensor para deteção do antigénio específico da próstata

    Oliveira, Nélia Maria Pinto de

    2011-01-01

    O antigénio específico da próstata (PSA) é um valioso biomarcador tumoral sendo útil no rastreio, diagnóstico, estadiamento e monitorização do carcinoma da próstata. Para a determinação deste antigénio, os biossensores surgem como uma técnica muito atrativa devido à sua simplicidade, portabilidade, rápida e sensível análise em tempo real quando comparados com as técnicas convencionais dos equipamentos automatizados. Neste estudo, foi desenvolvido um imunossensor eletroquímico para a deteção d...

  20. Subclonación de los principales epítopes antigénicos de la proteína recombinante P27 de Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

    Juan Mcewen

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available La paracoccidiodomicosis (PCM es una micosis sistémica frecuente en Latino América, su diagnóstico se realiza mediante la visualización microscópica del hongo, su aislamiento en cultivos y pruebas serológicas que detectan la presencia de anticuerpos, utilizando extractos crudos del hongo (1. La P27 es una de las principales proteínas antigénicas del P. Brasiliensis; por lo tanto,
    la subclonación del gen en fragmentos permitiría determinar cuáles son los epítopes más antigénicos, que podrían ser usados en una prueba diagnóstica específica y sensible.

  1. La distinta naturaleza del día y la noche en la antigüedad, y sus divisiones en horas

    Daniel Gil Martínez

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo intento explicar las diferencias religiosas entre el día y la noche, ya que los hombres de la Antigüedad nunca comprendieron que ambas conformaran una unidad. Estudio, por tanto, las características que tuvieron el día y la noche, en especial las de esta última, en algunas de las culturas más representativas de la Antigüedad –sumeria, babilónica, egipcia, hebrea, griega, romana y celta–. Así, podemos observar que básicamente todas ellas consideran el día como un momento de vida, mientras que la noche, a menudo, es entendida como muerte y maldad. Con todo ello, podemos comprender por qué el día no fue dividido en veinticuatro horas, sino en doce diurnas y doce nocturnas.

  2. Variabilidad y antigüedad de linajes holándricos en poblaciones jujeñas

    Martínez Marignac, Verónica Lucrecia

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La utilización de sistemas polimórficos del cromosoma Y ha permitido asignar el origen geográfico de ciertas mutaciones de punto tal como la sustitución T en el locus DYS199, que sólo se ha encontrado en poblaciones americanas y esquimales. Estos sistemas polimórficos son suficientemente variables para identificar linajes relacionados por ancestros comunes recientes. Se estudiaron 49 varones de cuatro localidades de Jujuy: Humahuaca (18, Susques (19, Rinconada (6 y Cochinoca (6. Se analizó el locus DYS199, y en los individuos DYS199T se caracterizaron siete microsatélites. Los linajes DYS199T estuvieron representados en el 64.3%, 66.7%, 66.7% y 94.7% de los individuos de Humahuaca, Rinconada, Cochinoca y Susques respectivamente. De los 36 linajes DYS199T analizados se distinguieron 29 haplotipos diferentes y se observó gran representación de linajes caracterizados por el alelo 14 del locus DYS393. La frecuencia de estos linajes se mostró significativamente diferente entre las muestras de Jujuy y las muestras de referencia (c 2 5GL=56,05; p<0,001. La metodología aplicada ha mostrado su utilidad en: a el análisis de la microdiferenciación regional a partir de la identificación de un grupo de linajes que parecen provenir de un ancestro común y que están prácticamente ausentes en otras poblaciones aborígenes y b la determinación de una antigüedad de 19518 años (8437-50301 para los linajes portadores del alelo 14 en el locus DYS 393.

  3. Modelización de la antigüedad de las citas en la literatura científica con datos censurados a la derecha

    Basulto Santos, Jesús

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available We explore the application of Weibull model in age distribution of citations in scientific articles references, when this age is censored at the right side. The Weibull model has been applied to twelve journals in the field of applied economy, where the basic source of information comes from ISI. The censored age is due to the fact that the citations of 10 or more years appear accumulated in the ISI database. After the model has been fitted, we have built a two-dimensional analysis combining the impact factor, that picks up the short term citations, with the percentile 90, that measures the durability or validity period of the scientific articles.

    Exploramos la aplicación del modelo Weibull a la antigüedad de las citas en los artículos científicos, cuando dicha antigüedad está censurada a la derecha. Se ha aplicado el modelo Weibull a doce revistas del ámbito de economía aplicada, usando la información proveniente del ISI. La censura es debida a que las citas de 10 o más años de antigüedad aparecen agregadas en la base de datos del ISI. Una vez ajustado el modelo, hemos realizado un análisis bidimensional combinando el factor de impacto, que recoge las citas a corto plazo, con el percentil 90, que mide la durabilidad o periodo de vigencia de los artículos científicos.

  4. En busca del hombre antediluviano: los inicios del debate sobre la antigüedad del hombre y la existencia de restos fósiles humanos

    Pelayo López, Francisco

    2004-01-01

    Hasta la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, no se alcanzó un amplio consenso en la comunidad científica en torno la gran antigüedad del hombre sobre la Tierra y en relación con la evidencia de los hallazgos pertenecientes a restos fósiles humanos. Sin embargo, los antecedentes a estas cuestiones pueden remontarse a los comienzos del siglo XVIII. Fue durante las primeras décadas de esta centuria cuando se planteó que las piedras denominadas ceraunias eran instrumentos líticos tallados por el hombre....

  5. Protection Effects of a New Combined Anti-G Measure%新型综合抗荷措施的防护效果研究

    金朝; 李立华; 徐艳; 耿喜臣; 张立藩; 张立辉; 李宝辉; 李茜; 王红; 颜桂定; 李毅峰

    2006-01-01

    目的 研究以新型囊式抗荷系统、无胸部代偿的抗荷加压呼吸及PHP动作组成的新型综合抗荷措施防护效果;探讨采用该措施进行防护时伴有的疲劳、疼痛等问题. 方法 6名被试者在载人离心机上进行了5组+Gz暴露试验,分别为:1)基础+Gz耐力试验 (relaxed tolerance):测定被试者不使用抗荷装备,不做抗荷动作时的+Gz耐力.2)FLH-x联合救生服配KT-x抗荷调压器试验(FLH-x+KT-x):测定被试者穿FLH-x联合救生服配KT-x抗荷调压器时的+Gz耐力.3)FLH-x+KT-x+PBG试验(PBG):测定被试者穿FLH-x联合救生服配KT-x抗荷调压器,戴TK-x保护头盔、YM-x加压供氧面罩配YTQ-x氧气调节器进行抗荷加压呼吸时的+Gz耐力.4)6.5 G持续45 s试验(6.5 G 45 s):被试者使用与第3组试验相同的抗荷装备,进行+6.5 Gz持续45 s的暴露.5)9.0 G持续15 s试验(9.0 G 15 s):被试者使用与第3组试验相同的抗荷装备,做PHP动作,进行+9.0 Gz持续15 s的暴露.在每次试验结束后用主观量表记录被试者疲劳及疼痛的程度.结果 试验中没有发生G-LOC (G-induced lose of consciousness).FLH-x联合救生服配KT-x抗荷调压器的抗荷效果为2.5 G;PBG的抗荷效果为1.67 G;被试者均完成了6.5 G持续45 s及9.0 G持续15 s试验.试验中被试者的颈、腰、臂及手部在+Gz暴露时均出现过疼痛.结论 新型综合抗荷措施可以满足现代高性能战斗机的高G防护需要;该措施还应在高G导致的疼痛及颈部损伤的防护方面加以改进.%Objective To observe the protection effects of a new combined anti-G measure, which is composed of new bladder anti-G system, unassisted positive pressure breathing for G (PBG) and PHP maneuver. The problem of fatigue and pain when using this measure is also discussed. Method Each of the six fully qualified centrifuge subjects experienced 5 groups of centrifuge runs:1) relaxed +Gz tolerance without anti-G equipments and PHP maneuver;2) +Gz tolerance

  6. El tratado de Domingo de Andrade Excelencias, antigüedad y nobleza de la arquitectura (1695 y la tratadística de su tiempo

    Fernández Gasalla, Leopoldo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Domingo de Andrade, chief architect of Santiago de Compostela’s Cathedral between 1677 and 1710, was de foremost artistical personality of his generation in Galicia. He also became a new kind of artist, capable of combining the practise of his art in the most brilliant way with the elaboration of theoretical approaches to it. This paper analyzes the origin of his treatise “Excelencias, Antigüedad y Nobleza de la Arquitectura” conceptual structure, as well as its relations with the previous and contemporary apologetical literature.El arquitecto Domingo de Andrade, maestro de obras de la catedral de Santiago, además de actuar como principal figura de su generación en Galicia, encarnó un nuevo tipo de artista capaz conjugar la práctica más brillante de su disciplina con la elaboración de planteamientos teóricos. Esa nueva dimensión abría las puertas del mundo de las Artes Liberales, para él y sus colegas más distinguidos. El presente artículo analiza el origen de la estructura conceptual del tratado Excelencias, Antigüedad y Nobleza de la Arquitectura, así como sus vínculos con la literatura apologética precedente y contemporánea.

  7. Francisco Luis Laporta y su visión de la agricultura durante la Antigüedad en España: "Historia de la agricultura española" (1798)

    Hidalgo Escribano, Víctor

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo realizamos un recorrido por la trayectoria de Francisco Luis Laporta y analizamos la visión que tenía de la agricultura durante la Antigüedad en España a través de su libro "Historia de la agricultura española" (1798).

  8. Uma Odisséia pelos documentos: leituras do livro “Antigüidade Clássica: a história e a cultura a partir dos documentos”/An Odyssey by the documents: readings of the book Antigüidade Clássica: a história e a cultura a partir dos documentos

    Renilson Rosa Ribeiro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo pretende realizar uma reflexão sobre o livro Antigüidade Clássica: A histó-ria e a cultura a partir dos documentos, de Pedro Paulo Abreu Funari, professor de História Antiga e Arqueologia Histórica (Universidade Estadual de Campinas a luz de suas proposições metodológicas e temáticas para o ensino de História Antiga nas universidades e escolas de edu-cação básica no Brasil. This article intends to realize an analyze about Antigüidade Clássica: A história e a cultura a partir dos documentos, published by Pedro Paulo Abreu Funari, professor of Antique History and Historical Archaeology (Campinas State University, giving special attention to his meth-odological and theoretical proposals for the studying and teaching of Antique History in Brazil-ian universities and secondary schools.

  9. Virus de la Enfermedad Infecciosa de la Bolsa de Fabricio: Relaciones antigénicas de aislados cubanos y chilenos Infectious Bursal Disease Virus: antigenic interrelationships between

    J Noda

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La Enfermedad Infecciosa de la Bolsa (EIB sigue afectando la industria avícola por la aparición de variantes patogénicas y antigénicas del virus, originadas en la permanente evolución del virus producto de la presión inmunológica por el uso intensivo de vacunas. La caracterización antigénica de los virus de campo resulta esencial para la aplicación de vacunas más adecuadas en el control de la enfermedad. En este trabajo se determinaron las relaciones antigénicas de aislados cubanos y chilenos, obtenidos de poblaciones de pollos vacunados con el virus de la EIB. Los aislados virales se adaptaron a cultivos celulares y se obtuvieron antisueros monoespecíficos de cada uno de ellos y de una cepa de referencia. Las relaciones se establecieron por virusneu-tralización cruzada utilizando nueve aislados cubanos (BD, BL, 35/95, 29/96, 118/96, BF2, BF8, BF9 y 70/98, tres chilenos (G1, G2 y G4 y una cepa de referencia del serotipo 1 (Lukert. Los aislados cubanos y chilenos se adaptaron eficientemente a cultivos de fibroblastos de embrión de pollo (con excepción de BF3 y G3. Además, los aislados cubanos se adaptaron a células VERO, presentando mayores títulos infectivos en fibroblastos de embrión de pollo que en esta línea celular. Los resultados de la seroneutralización cruzada mostraron entre los aislados cubanos una relación mayor a un 80% y entre éstos y la cepa de referencia mayor de un 70%, de igual modo con los aislados chilenos G1 y G4 (mayor de 77%. El aislado G2 presentó diferencias antigénicas consideradas menores con los aislados cubanos BL, 35/95 y 29/96 (­ 69%. Ninguno de los aislados mostró relaciones antigénicas inferiores al 30% con la cepa de referencia del serotipo 1, por lo tanto no corresponden a cepas variantesInfectious Bursal Disease (IBD is still affecting the poultry industry through the appearance of pathogenic and antigenic variations of the virus. This is due to its permanent evolution as a

  10. 1,3,5-trinitroso- and 1,3,5-trinitrohexahydro-1,3,5-triazine-2H6

    Perdeuteration of 1,3,5-trinitrosohexahydro-1,3,5-triazine was brought about by treatment with potassium alkoxide in CH3O2H(99.5%). The important high energy compound, 1,3,5-trinitrohexahydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), was obtained in its perdeuterated modification (>99% 2H) by oxidation of the perdeuterated trinitrosamine with a mixture of nitric acid (100%) and hydrogen peroxide (30%). (author)

  11. 5 CFR 1.3 - Definitions.

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Definitions. 1.3 Section 1.3 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE RULES COVERAGE AND DEFINITIONS (RULE I) § 1.3 Definitions. As used in the rules in this subchapter: (a) Competitive service shall have the...

  12. 50 CFR 1.3 - Service.

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Service. 1.3 Section 1.3 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR GENERAL PROVISIONS DEFINITIONS § 1.3 Service. Service means the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior....

  13. El gobierno del caballo montado en la antigüedad clásica con especial referencia al caso de Iberia. Bocados, espuelas y la cuestión de la silla de montar, estribos y herraduras

    Quesada Sanz, Fernando

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available We examine the different elements of the horse’s tack in Antiquity: bits, spurs, saddle, stirrups and the problem of horseshoes, with special reference to the case of Iberia.

    Se analizan los elementos de control del caballo montado en la Antigüedad: bocados, espuelas, silla y estribos, y se hace referencia al problema de las herraduras, todo ello con especial referencia al caso de la antigua Iberia.

  14. Biodegradation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine

    McCormick, N G; Cornell, J H; Kaplan, A M

    1981-01-01

    Biodegradation of the explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) occurs under anaerobic conditions, yielding a number of products, including: hexahydro-1-nitroso-3,5-dinitro-1,3,5-triazine, hexahydro-1,3-dinitroso-5-nitro-1,3,5-triazine, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitroso-1,3,5-triazine, hydrazine, 1,1-dimethyl-hydrazine, 1,2-dimethylhydrazine, formaldehyde, and methanol. A scheme for the biodegradation of RDX is proposed which proceeds via successive reduction of the nitro groups to a p...

  15. La tensión entre estática y dinámica desde la Antigüedad hasta el Renacimiento

    Daniel Silvio Vaccaro

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Que la estática es un capítulo más de la física es aceptado con total naturalidad desde que Newton estableció las bases de la mecánica clásica. Pero estas dos disciplinas, estática y dinámica, tienen historias diferentes, con encuentros y desencuentros, desde la Antigüedad hasta el Renacimiento. En este artículo, se describe parte de este proceso en relación a algunos aspectos de la mecánica, en particular de la estática. Cómo esta disciplina quedó establecida, ya en la Antigüedad, en forma rigurosa y matemática, mientras que la dinámica se enfrentó con dificultades conceptuales y empíricas que comenzaron a esclarecerse recién en el Renacimiento. Las leyes de la estática fueron establecidas inicialmente por Arquímedes utilizando un sistema axiomático riguroso. En el presente artículo, se muestra cómo la tradición arquimediana resurgió con gran impulso durante el renacimiento mientras existía la tradición rival de aquellos que estaban dispuestos a sacrificar hasta cierto punto el rigor matemático, recurriendo a principios dinámicos de fundamentación dudosa pero de eficacia heurística. Galileo fue un exponente claro de la nueva cultura renacentista y no renunció a conectar las tradiciones estática y dinámica, pero a la vez consideraba posible fundamentar rigurosa y geométricamente el estudio del movimiento, y fue quien logró resolver la crisis entre estática y dinámica, conduciendo la matemática renacentista a una realización exitosa y contribuyendo al nacimiento de una nueva física.Since Newton established the bases of classical mechanics, it has been readily accepted that statics is a chapter of physics. However, from Antiquity to the Renaissance the two disciplines, statics and dynamics, had different histories that only sometimes interacted with one another. In this article, part of this process is described whereby statics was established during Antiquity in rigorous and mathematical form, whereas

  16. HANSF 1.3 user's manual

    The HANSF analysis tool is an integrated model considering phenomena inside a multi-canister overpack (MCO) spent nuclear fuel container such as fuel oxidation, convective and radiative heat transfer, and the potential for fission product release. It may be used for all phases of spent fuel disposition including cold vacuum drying, transportation, and storage. This manual reflects HANSF version 1.3, a revised version of version 1.2a. HANSF 1.3 was written to add new models for axial nodalization, add new features for ease of usage, and correct errors. HANSF 1.3 is intended for use on personal computers such as IBM-compatible machines with Intel processors running under a DOS-type operating system. HANSF 1.3 is known to compile under Lahey TI and Digital Visual FORTRAN, Version 6.0, but this does not preclude operation in other environments

  17. HANSF 1.3.2 User's Manual

    The HANSF analysis tool is an integrated model considering phenomena inside a multi-canister overpack (MCO) spent nuclear fuel container such as fuel oxidation, convective and radiative heat transfer, and the potential for fission product release. This manual reflects the HANSF version 1.3.2, a revised version of 1.3.1. HANSF 1.3.2 was written to correct minor errors and to allow modeling of condensate flow on the MCO inner surface. HANSF 1.3.2 is intended for use on personal computers such as IBM-compatible machines with Intel processors running under Lahey TI or digital Visual FORTRAN, Version 6.0, but this does not preclude operation in other environments

  18. Synthesis of Some New Derivatives of 1,3-Dichloro-1,1,3,3-tetraphenyldisilazane

    2001-01-01

    The reactive properties of 1,3-dichloro-1,1,3,3-tetraphenyldisilazane (DCTPS) with water, methanol, phenylamine and lithium salt of hexamethylcyclotrisilazane (D3NLi) were investigated, and four new derivatives were obtained.

  19. On D=2 (1/3,1/3) supersymmetric theories 2

    Denoting by D=2 (1/3,1/3) superalgebra; the off critical symmetry of the Φ5/7,5/7 perturbation of the C=6/7 conformal theory, we build a new superspace solution of the (1/3,1/3)- subalgebra generated by spin ±1/3 charge operators extending the usual (1/2,1/2) supersymmetry generated by spin ±1/2 charges. This solution is based on the use of two Grassmann variables instead of one parafermionic variable θ±1/3 satisfying the cubic nilpotency condition (θ±1/3)3=0. Known results on the C=6/7 tricritical Potts model are recovered as special features. A relation with N=2 Landau-Ginzburg models is also discussed. (author). 17 refs, 1 tab

  20. Bis(1,3-dithiole) Compounds

    Andersen, Jan Rud; Engler, E. M.; Green, D. C.; Patel, V. V.

    1977-01-01

    There is described the preparation of bis-1,3-dithiole compounds (I) which are key synthetic precursors for the preparation of new polymeric metal bis(dithiolene) (i.e., II) and tetrathiafulvalene compounds (i.e., III): (Image Omitted)...

  1. 17 CFR 1.3 - Definitions.

    2010-04-01

    .... Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 1.3, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which... terms have the same meaning and refer to a customer trading in any commodity named in the definition of..., That an account owned by any shareholder or member of a cooperative association of producers,...

  2. Molecular characterization of the 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) operon of Clostridium butyricum

    Raynaud, Céline; Sarçabal, Patricia; Meynial-Salles, Isabelle; Croux, Christian; Soucaille, Philippe

    2003-01-01

    The genes encoding the 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) operon of Clostridium butyricum VPI1718 were characterized from a molecular and a biochemical point of view. This operon is composed of three genes, dhaB1, dhaB2, and dhaT. When grown in a vitamin B12-free mineral medium with glycerol as carbon source, Escherichia coli expressing dhaB1, dhaB2, and dhaT produces 1,3-PD and high glycerol dehydratase and 1,3-PD dehydrogenase activities. dhaB1 and dhaB2 encode, respectively, a new type of glycerol d...

  3. 2-Nitro-1,3-dinitrooxypropane

    Damon A. Parrish

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C3H5N3O8, was synthesized by reacting 2-nitropropane-1,3-diol with acetyl nitrate. The molecule is bisected by a crystallograpic mirror plane. In the crystal, the molecules pack in a ribbon-like fashion along the c axis, with the central nitro groups pointing in the same direction. C—H...O contacts apparently provide some additional packing stabilization.

  4. Industrial emissions of 1,3-butadiene.

    Mullins, J A

    1990-01-01

    Sources of industrial emissions of 1,3-butadiene are discussed both by process (production, consumers) and type (equipment leaks, point sources). Quantification of the emissions are presented, as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1986. The reported emissions attributed to equipment leaks (also known as fugitive emissions) range from about 50 to 95% of the total, depending on the specific production process used. The methods by which these emissions were estimated are dis...

  5. 1-3 piezocomposite SmartPanels

    Fiore, Daniel; Gentilman, Richard L.; Pham-Nguyen, Hong; Serwatka, William J.; McGuire, Patrick T.; Near, Craig D.; Bowen, Leslie J.

    1997-05-01

    Piezocomposite SmartPanelsTM, consisting of 1-3 actuators and pressure sensors and net-shape-molded PZT accelerometers in a large area low profile panel, have been fabricated at Materials Systems Inc. and evaluated at the Naval Research Laboratory. Single layer and two-layer 100 X 100 mm SmartPanels have been tested for sensor sensitivities, actuator authority, surface displacement uniformity, and sensor-actuator coupling. Multilayer GRP circuits boards are used both as stiff faceplates and to provide electrical connections and ground planes. The SmartPanel technology has recently been scaled up to 250 X 250 mm devices. SmartPanels draw upon PZT (lead zirconate titanate) ceramic injection molding technology, which is used to produce cost-effective and robust 1-3 piezoelectric ceramic-polymer composite materials. The 1-3 materials are used extensively for SonoPanelTM transducers in a number of sensor and actuator applications. SonoPanels have been qualified for US Navy applications, based on successful completion of pressure and shock tests, and are currently being scaled up from 250 X 250 mm to 750 X 750 mm panels. Several applications for SmartPanels and SonoPanels are described, including conformable transducers, multielement arrays, pressure sensors, and velocity sensors.

  6. (2-Methoxy-1,3-phenylenediboronic acid

    Janusz Serwatowski

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available The molecular structure of the title compound, 2-CH3O—C6H3-1,3-[B(OH2]2 or C7H10B2O5, features two intramolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds of different strengths. One of the boronic acid groups is almost coplanar with the aromatic ring, whereas the second is significantly twisted. Molecules are linked by intermolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds, generating infinite chains cross-linked to form a two-dimensional sheet structure aligned parallel to the (01overline{1} plane.

  7. Molecular characterization of the 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) operon of Clostridium butyricum

    Raynaud, Céline; Sarçabal, Patricia; Meynial-Salles, Isabelle; Croux, Christian; Soucaille, Philippe

    2003-01-01

    The genes encoding the 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) operon of Clostridium butyricum VPI1718 were characterized from a molecular and a biochemical point of view. This operon is composed of three genes, dhaB1, dhaB2, and dhaT. When grown in a vitamin B12-free mineral medium with glycerol as carbon source, Escherichia coli expressing dhaB1, dhaB2, and dhaT produces 1,3-PD and high glycerol dehydratase and 1,3-PD dehydrogenase activities. dhaB1 and dhaB2 encode, respectively, a new type of glycerol dehydratase and its activator protein. The deduced proteins DhaB1 and DhaB2, with calculated molecular masses of 88,074 and 34,149 Da, respectively, showed no homology with the known glycerol dehydratases that are all B12 dependent but significant similarity with the pyruvate formate lyases and pyruvate formate lyases activating enzymes and their homologues. The 1,158-bp dhaT gene codes for a 1,3-PD dehydrogenase with a calculated molecular mass of 41,558 Da, revealing a high level of identity with other DhaT proteins from natural 1,3-PD producers. The expression of the 1,3-PD operon in C. butyricum is regulated at the transcriptional level, and this regulation seems to involve a two-component signal transduction system DhaAS/DhaA, which may have a similar function to DhaR, a transcriptional regulator found in other natural 1,3-PD producers. The discovery of a glycerol dehydratase, coenzyme B12 independent, should significantly influence the development of an economical vitamin B12-free biological process for the production of 1,3-PD from renewable resources. PMID:12704244

  8. Afinidades antigênicas de amostras de campo do vírus da bronquite infecciosa das galinhas com a amostra Massachusetts M41 Antigenic affinities of infectious bronchitis virus field isolates to Massachusetts M41 strain

    M.B. Souza

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar as afinidades antigênicas entre 14 amostras de vírus da bronquite infecciosa das galinhas (VBIG isoladas de casos clínicos ocorridos entre 1972 e 1989 no Estado de Minas Gerais, sua reatividade frente a dois anticorpos monoclonais (AcMs específicos contra a glicoproteína S1 do sorotipo Massachusetts de VBIG foi examinada em ELISA. As 14 amostras de campo estudadas foram agrupadas, de acordo com o relacionamento antigênico aos AcMs, em relacionadas (três amostras e não relacionadas (onze amostras à amostra M41 do sorotipo Massachusetts. As amostras de campo não reconhecidas, considerando a alta especificidade dos AcMs à amostra M41, compõem uma diversidade que pode variar de integrantes do sorotipo Massachusetts de origem vacinal a sorotipos heterólogos. Amostras com afinidade antigênica à M41 (208-1972, PM1-1987 e PM2-1987 foram detectadas, o que configura a preservação da amostra no campo, apesar da alta variabilidade da glicoproteína S1, já que foram isoladas de surtos de doença natural nas regiões de avicultura de Minas Gerais. A detecção de antígenos de alta variabilidade que caracterizam a amostra M41, apesar das pressões da imunidade dos plantéis e da mutabilidade, pode indicar que os antígenos de alta afinidade aos receptores celulares (best fit que atingiram alto estágio evolutivo podem estar sendo preservados.Aiming to the evaluation of antigenic relationships among isolates of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV through their reactivity against Massachusetts M41 S1 glycopolypeptide specific monoclonal antibodies (Mab an ELISA was developed. Fourteen IBV isolates obtained from field cases of disease, reported from 1972 to 1989 in Minas Gerais, Brazil, were examined. The IBV isolates could be grouped into related or not to M41, based on the reactivity to M41 S1 specific Mabs. The unrecognized field isolates conform a diversity of representatives, which may range from Massachusetts

  9. The reactions of the hydroxymethyl radical with 1,3-dimethyluracil and 1,3-dimethylthymine

    Hydroxymethyl radicals .(period on line)CH2OH, generated by the radiolysis of methanol (0.5 mol dm-3) in N2O-saturated aqueous solutions, were reacted with 1,3-dimethyluracil or 1,3-dimethylthymine (10-3 mol dm-3). The products were identified and their G values determined. It has been concluded that in 1,3-dimethyluracil .(period on line)CH2OH attack occurs only at C(6) while in 1,3-dimethylthymine there is partitioning between addition (two-thirds) and H-abstraction from the C(5)-methyl group (one-third). A rate constant for CH2OH addition to 1,3-dimethyluracil of about 104 dm3 mol-1 s-1 is estimated. Complexities that may arise in the radiolysis of pyrimidines such as 1,3-dimethylthymine, apparently as a consequence of the formation of 5-alkylidenepyrimidines, are discussed. A value of 0.15 has been estimated for the disproportionation/combination ratio for the hydroxymethyl radical self-termination reaction. (author)

  10. La antigüedad como modelo: tradición clásica en Generaciones y semblanzas del humanista Fernán Pérez de Guzmán

    Caballero López, José Antonio

    2014-01-01

    La historiografía grecolatina había hecho de la biografía un género cuya materia, la vida y los hechos de un personaje ejemplar, se presentaba inseparable de la forma y las prescripciones de la retórica. En los siglos del Renacimiento, avalada por el prestigio de la antigüedad clásica y de su tradición, la biografía experimenta un gran impulso por su doble carácter moralizante y propagandístico en un contexto histórico en el que aristócratas y monarcas luchan con las armas y con las letras po...

  11. Perfil protéico e reconhecimento antigênico de extratos de larvas infectantes (L3) de Wuchereria bancrofti Proteic profile and antigenic recognition of extracts from Wuchereria bancrofti L3 infective larvae

    Janaina Miranda; Amélia Maciel; Renata Maria Costa Souza; André Freire Furtado; Elizabeth Malagueno

    2005-01-01

    A caracterização protéica dos extratos de larvas infectantes (L3) de Wuchereria bancrofti foi realizada por eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida, em presença de dodecil sulfato de sódio (SDS-PAGE) e o reconhecimento antigênico das proteínas por Western-blot. O maior número de bandas protéicas reconhecidas foi evidenciado nos extratos AgSE (105, 100, 76, 55, 49, 39 e 32 kDa) e AgS (100, 76, 55, e 49 kDa) na presença de soros de indivíduos endêmicos normais. As bandas de 49 e 55 kDa foram reco...

  12. Avaliação de antígenos do Trypanosoma Cruzi para a reação de hem aglutinação indireta: I. diferentes extratos antigênicos

    Ricardo Wagner de Almeida Vítor; Egler Chiari

    1987-01-01

    Alguns procedimentos descritos na literatura (ultrasom, água destilada, NaOH, TRITON x 100 e congelamento-descongelamenao) foram avaliados determinando o melhor extrato antigênico para a reação de hemaglutinação indireta (RHI) no diagnóstico sorológico da doença de Chagas. Para isso, foram ensaiados 30 soros de indivíduos chagásicos e 30 soros de indivíduos não chagásicos. A reação de imuno-fluorescência indireta foi considerada como reação de referência no cálculo dos indices de co-positivid...

  13. 1-3-7 minute intravenous urography

    Bahk, Yong Whee; Yoon, Sei Chul; Lee, Myung Hee [Catholic Medical College, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1980-12-15

    Intravenous urography (IVU) as it is used widely today was probably started in early 1950's after the introduction of triiodobenzoic acid compounds as contrast media. This long cherished traditional method consists of taking radiograms at 5, 15 and 25 minutes after the injection of contrast medium. There are a few modifications of this standard urographic examination such as five minute IVU (Woodruff, 1959), minute-sequence pyelogram (Maxwell et al., 1964), drip infusion pyelography (Schencker, 1964) and nephrotomography (Evans et al., 1955). The present study has been undertaken to test if the conventional standard IVU can be more rapidly performed without losing essential informational contents of urograms. In this new clinical trial, urograms were taken at the end of 1, 3 and 7 minutes instead of 5, 15 and 25 minutes after the intravenous injection of contrast medium. We injected 40 ml of meglumine diatrizoate solution within 30 seconds using an 18G iv needle. (The amount of injected contrast medium has been reduced recently to ordinary single dose of 20 ml for subjects weighing less than 8 kg). Upon viewing the 7 minute film in front of an automatic processor, the examination was terminated after obtaining an upright view unless any further radiogram was indicated. As shown in Tables and Figures, our new 1-3-7 minute method has been proven to provide us with as much essential and useful information as conventional 5-15-25 minute urography. Thus, we were able to finish one examination within 10 minutes without losing any necessary diagnostic information. In some of patients with obstructive uropathy such as stone the examination was extended as long as it was desired. Side reactions were occasional nausea, flushing and rare mild vomiting which never prevented the examination.

  14. Hysteretic behavior of proprotein convertase 1/3 (PC1/3.

    Marcelo Y Icimoto

    Full Text Available The proprotein convertases (PCs are calcium-dependent proteases responsible for processing precursor proteins into their active forms in eukariotes. The PC1/3 is a pivotal enzyme of this family that participates in the proteolytic maturation of prohormones and neuropeptides inside the regulated secretory pathway. In this paper we demonstrate that mouse proprotein convertase 1/3 (mPC1/3 has a lag phase of activation by substrates that can be interpreted as a hysteretic behavior of the enzyme for their hydrolysis. This is an unprecedented observation in peptidases, but is frequent in regulatory enzymes with physiological relevance. The lag phase of mPC1/3 is dependent on substrate, calcium concentration and pH. This hysteretic behavior may have implications in the physiological processes in which PC1/3 participates and could be considered an additional control step in the peptide hormone maturation processes as for instance in the transformation of proinsulin to insulin.

  15. Recent development of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 as cathode material of lithium ion battery.

    Zhu, Ji-Ping; Xu, Quan-Bao; Yang, Hong-Wei; Zhao, Jun-Jie; Yang, Guang

    2011-12-01

    Layered LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2, owing to its excellent electrochemical properties, has been used as cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, especially for hybrid electric vehicles. It has many merits such as high capacity, long cycle life, low cost and little harm to environment. Therefore, LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 has become a great concern by scholars on energy and material fields. However, the electronic conductivity and the charge-discharge capacity at high current should be enhanced before any materials modifications. Here, this paper summarizes the main synthetic technologies of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 in recent years, including synthesis methods, doping, surface coating modification, and the future development trends discussed. PMID:22408910

  16. Synthesis of New 2-(1,3-Dithianylphenols and Hexakis-[p-(1,3-dithian-2-ylphenoxy]cyclotriphosphazene

    Prónayová Nadezda

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available 2-Chloro-1,3-dithiane was obtained by the chlorination of 1,3-dithiane with N-chlorosuccinimide. Reactions of 2-chloro-1,3-dithiane with various substituted phenols lead to 2-(1,3-dithianylphenols (3. Hexakis-[p-(1,3-dithian-2-ylphenoxy]cyclotriphosphazene (6 was obtained by reaction with hexachlorotriazacyclotriphosphazene (5.

  17. Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine translocation in poplar trees

    Thompson, P.L. [Seattle Univ., WA (United States). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Ramer, L.A.; Schnoor, J.L. [Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    1999-02-01

    This article evaluates the translocation of the explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in hybrid poplar trees (Populus deltoides x nigra, DN34) grown in hydroponic solutions. Mass balances with [U-{sup 14}C]RDX were used to assess RDX translocation. Up to 60% of the RDX uptaken by the tree accumulated in leaf tissues. Analysis of plant extracts by high-performance liquid chromatography equipped with radiochemical detection indicated that RDX was not significantly transformed during exposure periods of up to 7 d. The bioaccumulation of RDX may be an important concern for phytoremediation efforts.

  18. High Voltage and High Capacity Characteristics of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 Cathode for Lithium Battery Applications

    P.Periasamy, N.Kalaiselvi, H.S.-Kim

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Possibility of synthesizing LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode via., soft chemistry based Gelatin Assisted Combustion [GAC] approach has been examined through the present study. GAC method with a calcination temperature as high as 750°C for a period of 24h. was found to be essential to prepare LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 powders with good hexagonal ordering and better cycling performance. The intensity ratio of (003 and (104 bragg peaks is greater than unity, which is an indication for the absence of cation mixing. The observed CV peaks confirm the presence of Ni, Co and Mn ions in their +3 oxidation state. A maximum discharge capacity of ~180mAh/g has been exhibited by the synthesized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode, when charged up to 4.6V. Hence, it is demonstrated that the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode synthesized through the present study could be exploited both as a high voltage and high capacity cathode material for use in rechargeable lithium battery applications.

  19. trans-Bis(1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dionato(methanoloxidovanadium(IV methanol disolvate

    Carla Pretorius

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, [V(C15H11O22O(CH3OH]·2CH3OH, the VIV atom is coordinated by two 1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dionate ligands and an oxide ligand in an axial position. The sixth position is occupied by the O atom of a methanol group bonded trans to the oxide atom. The octahedral geometry is significantly distorted, with the VIV atom lying 0.330 (3 Å above the equatorial plane formed by the O atoms of the two β-diketonate ligands. In the crystal, O—H...O hydrogen bonds between the coordinating methanol group in the complex and the two methanol solvent molecules lead to the formation of polymeric chains along the c-axis direction. Weak C—H...O contacts are also observed.

  20. Crystal structure of 2-(1,3-dioxoindan-2-ylisoquinoline-1,3,4-trione

    Raza Murad Ghalib

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the title isoquinoline-1,3,4-trione derivative, C18H9NO5, the five-membered ring of the indane fragment adopts an envelope conformation with the nitrogen-substituted C atom being the flap. The planes of the indane benzene ring and the isoquinoline-1,3,4-trione ring make a dihedral angle of 82.06 (6°. In the crystal, molecules are linked into chains extending along the bc plane via C—H...O hydrogen-bonding interactions, enclosing R22(8 and R22(10 loops. The chains are further connected by π–π stacking interations, with centroid-to-centroid distances of 3.9050 (7 Å, forming layers parallel to the b axis.

  1. Synthesis of 14C-labeled hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)

    14C-labeled hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (2, RDX) was prepared by nitrolysis of hexahydro-1,3,5-tripropionyl-1,3,5-triazine (1) for bioenvironmental studies. 1 was synthesized from paraformaldehyde and propionitrile by a modified method reported earlier. (Author)

  2. Thermochemistry of 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidine and 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidinium nitrate

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The enthalpy of formation of 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidinium nitrate was determined by combustion calorimetry. • The cohesive energy of liquid 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidinium nitrate was evaluated. • The crystal structure of 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidinium nitrate was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. • ΔfHmo (l/g) of 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidine (tmg) were obtained by solution and Calvet calorimetry. • ΔfHmo (g) calculated by the W1-F12 procedure was in excellent agreement with the corresponding experimental value. - Abstract: Considerable efforts have recently been made to investigate how the structure of protic ionic liquids determines some of their most important properties for technological applications (e.g. low vapour pressure, conductivity). In contrast, the assessment of cohesive energies (which are also linked to those properties) based on thermodynamic results is still practically unexplored. This problem is addressed here for 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidinium nitrate, [Htmg][NO3], through a combination of experimental and computational chemistry results at the reference temperature of 298.15 K. The standard molar enthalpies of formation, ΔfHmo([Htmg][NO3],cr)=-(311.8±2.3)kJ·mol-1, and fusion, ΔfusHmo([Htmg][NO3])=16.2±3.8kJ·mol-1, of solid 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidinium nitrate (form I polymorph) were obtained by combustion and differential scanning calorimetry, respectively. From these results ΔfHmo([Htmg][NO3],l)=-(295.6±4.4)kJ·mol-1 could be derived. Also determined were the standard molar enthalpies of formation, ΔfHmo(tmg, l)=7.7±2.8kJ·mol-1, and vaporisation, ΔvapHmo(tmg,l)=50.0±1.2kJ·mol-1, of 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidine, by reaction solution and Calvet-drop microcalorimetry, respectively, leading to ΔfHmo(tmg,g)=57.7±3.0kJ·mol-1. This result is in excellent agreement with ΔfHmo(tmg,g)=58.4±4.0kJ·mol-1, obtained from the ab initio calculation of the standard molar

  3. Perfil genotípico e antigênico de amostras do vírus da diarréia viral bovina isoladas no Rio Grande do Sul (2000-2010

    Eloisa Bianchi

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Isolados do vírus da diarréia viral bovina (BVDV apresentam grande diversidade genética e antigênica, o que pode dificultar o diagnóstico e a formulação de vacinas. O presente trabalho apresenta um perfil genotípico e antigênico de 20 amostras do BVDV isoladas no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul entre 2000 e 2010. As amostras foram oriundas de uma variedade de condições clínicas, que incluíam doença respiratória ou gastroentérica aguda ou crônica, lesões cutâneas, abortos, animais com crescimento retardado, além de animais persistentemente infectados (PI. A maioria das amostras (19 ou 95% pertence ao biótipo não-citopático (NCP; enquanto um isolado apresentou uma mistura de vírus NCP e citopático (CP. O sequenciamento e análise filogenética de uma região de 270 nucleotídeos da região 5' não-traduzida do genoma viral permitiu identificar 9 isolados de BVDV-2 (45% e 8 isolados de BVDV-2 (40%. Três amostras não agruparam filogeneticamente com nenhum dos genótipos, sendo classificados como pestivírus atípicos. Não foi possível associar os genótipos ou subgenótipos com as condições clínicas e, tanto os BVDV-1 quanto os BVDV-2 estavam envolvidos em diferentes síndromes clínico-patológicas. Análise de reatividade com um painel de 19 anticorpos monoclonais (AcMs revelou uma variabilidade marcante na glicoproteína principal do envelope (E2 entre vírus do mesmo genótipo, e sobretudo, entre vírus de genótipos diferentes. Testes de neutralização viral (SN com anti-soro de cepas de referência de BVDV-1 e BVDV-2 frente às amostras isoladas revelaram níveis variáveis de reatividade cruzada entre vírus do mesmo genótipo, e reatividade muito baixa ou ausente entre vírus de genótipos diferentes. Esses resultados indicam uma frequência semelhante de BVDV-1 e BVDV-2 na população estudada, confirmam a marcante variabilidade antigênica e reforçam a necessidade de se incluir vírus dos dois genótipos nas

  4. Preparation of layered oxide Li(Co1/3Ni1/3Mn1/3)O2 via the sol-gel process

    ZHANG Wen; LIU Hanxing; HU Chen; ZHU Xianjun; LI Yanxi

    2008-01-01

    To obtain homogenous layered oxide Li(Co1/3Ni1/3Ni1/3Mn1/3)O2 as a lithium insertion positive electrode material,the sol-gel process using citric acid as a chelating agent was applied.The material Li(Co1/3,Ni1/3Mn1/3)O2 was synthesized at different calcination temperatures.XRD experiment indicated that the hyered Li(Co1/3Ni1/3Mn1/3)O2material could he synthesized at a lower temperature of 800℃,and the oxidation state of Co,Ni,and Mn in the cathode confirmed by XPS were +3,+2,and +4,respectively.SEM observations showed that the synthesized material could form homogenous particle morphology with the particle size of about 200nm In spite of different calcination temperatures,the charge-discharge curves of all the samples for the initial cycle were similar,and the cathode synthesized at 900℃ showed a small irreversible capacity loss of 11.24% and a high discharge capacity of 212.2 mAh.g-1 in the voltage range of 2.9-4.6 V.

  5. Synthesis and characterization of layered Li(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)O2 cathode materials by spray-drying method

    LIU Zhi-min; HU Guo-rong; PENG Zhong-dong; DENG Xin-rong; LIU Ye-xiang

    2007-01-01

    Spherical Li(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)O2 was prepared via the homogenous precursors produced by solution spray-drying method. The precursors were sintered at different temperatures between 600 and 1 000 ℃ for 10 h. The impacts of different sintering temperatures on the structure and electrochemical performances of Li(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)O2 were compared by means of X-ray diffractometry(XRD), scanning electron microscopy(SEM), and charge/discharge test as cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. The experimental results show that the spherical morphology of the spray-dried powers maintains during the subsequent heat treatment and the specific capacity increases with rising sintering temperature. When the sintering temperature rises up to 900 ℃, Li(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)O2 attains a reversible capacity of 153 mA·h/g between 3.00 and 4.35 V at 0.2C rate with excellent cyclability.

  6. Oxidation reactions of 1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dione

    Medha Rele; B S Patro; S Adhikari; G P Kalena; S Chattopadhyay; T Mukherjee

    2002-12-01

    The free radical scavenging properties and possible antioxidant activity of 1,3-diphenylpropane-1,3-dione (1) are reported. Pulse radiolysis technique was employed to study the one-electron oxidation of 1 with various radicals viz. CCl3O$_{2}^{\\bullet}$, N$_{3}^{\\bullet}$ and ${}^{\\bullet}$OH in homogeneous aqueous solution. All these radicals reacted with 1 under ambient conditions at almost diffusion controlled rates producing transient species with an absorption maximum around 420 nm that decayed at first order rates. The transient absorption peak was shifted in the case of CCl3OO$^{\\bullet}$ radical reaction with 1 due to change in the polarity of the medium. Formation of a stable product with a broad absorption band starting from 400 nm and cut off at 230 nm was observed in the oxidation of 1 with ${}^{\\bullet}$OH and ${}^{\\bullet}$N3 radicals. In a biological system also, 1 showed significant inhibitory activity against Fe2+-mediated lipid peroxidation. Based on these observations, a suitable mechanism for the oxidation of 1 has been proposed.

  7. Water quality criteria for hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX)

    Etnier, E.L.

    1989-04-01

    The occurrence of the munitions compound hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in groundwater surrounding Army ammunition plants may result in contamination of local drinking water supplies. RDX exerts its primary toxic effect in humans on the central nervous system, but also involves gastrointestinal and renal effects. Symptomatic effects following acute exposure include hyperirritability, nausea, vomiting, generalized epileptiform seizures, and prolonged postictal confusion and amnesia. Health effects data were analyzed for RDX, and although no controlled human studies exist concerning the acute or chronic toxic effects of exposure to RDX, sufficient animal toxicity data are available to derive an ambient water quality criterion for the protection of human health. This paper summarizes the available literature on metabolism of RDX and human and animal toxicity. Based on noncarcinogenic mammalian toxicity data, and following the methodologies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an ambient water quality criterion for the protection of human health of 103 micrograms/liter is proposed for ingestion of drinking water and aquatic foodstuffs. A criterion of 105 micrograms/liter is proposed for ingestion of drinking water alone.54 references.

  8. Newport, Oregon 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second Newport, Oregon Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid is...

  9. Southwestern Washington 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second Southwest Washington Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid is...

  10. Seaside, Oregon 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second Seaside Oregon Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid is...

  11. San Diego, California 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second San Diego, California Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid...

  12. Seward, Alaska 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second Seward Alaska Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid is...

  13. Guam 1/3 arc-second DEM

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The 1/3-second Guam Elevation Grid provides bathymetric data in ASCII raster format of 1/3-second resolution in geographic coordinates. This grid is strictly for...

  14. Production of α1,3-Galactosyltransferase–Deficient Pigs

    Phelps, Carol J.; Koike, Chihiro; Vaught, Todd D.; Boone, Jeremy; Wells, Kevin D.; Chen, Shu-Hung; Ball, Suyapa; Specht, Susan M.; Polejaeva, Irina A.; Monahan, Jeff A.; Jobst, Pete M.; Sharma, Sugandha B.; Lamborn, Ashley E.; Garst, Amy S.; Moore, Marilyn; Demetris, Anthony J.; Rudert, William A.; Bottino, Rita; Bertera, Suzanne; Trucco, Massimo; Starzl, Thomas E.; Dai, Yifan; Ayares, David L.

    2011-01-01

    The enzyme α1,3-galactosyltransferase (α1,3GT or GCTA1) synthesizes α1,3-galactose (α1,3Gal) epitopes (Galα1,3Galβ1,4GlcNAc-R), which are the major xenoantigens causing hyperacute rejection in pig-to-human xenotransplantation. Complete removal of α1,3Gal from pig organs is the critical step toward the success of xenotransplantation. We reported earlier the targeted disruption of one allele of the α1,3GT gene in cloned pigs. A selection procedure based on a bacterial toxin was used to select for cells in which the second allele of the gene was knocked out. Sequencing analysis demonstrated that knockout of the second allele of the α1,3GT gene was caused by a T-to-G single point mutation at the second base of exon 9, which resulted in inactivation of the α1,3GT protein. Four healthy α1,3GT double-knockout female piglets were produced by three consecutive rounds of cloning. The piglets carrying a point mutation in the α1,3GT gene hold significant value, as they would allow production of α1,3Gal-deficient pigs free of antibiotic-resistance genes and thus have the potential to make a safer product for human use. PMID:12493821

  15. 10 CFR 1.3 - Sources of additional information.

    2010-01-01

    .../cfr/. Final opinions made in the adjudication of cases are published in “Nuclear Regulatory Commission... 10 Energy 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Sources of additional information. 1.3 Section 1.3 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION Introduction § 1.3...

  16. Hydrogenolysis of 2-tosyloxy-1,3-propanediol into 1,3-propanediol over Raney Ni catalyst

    2-Tosyloxy-1,3-propanediol (TPD), a potential precursor for 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) production, is produced by the tosylation of glycerol with the help of protecting group techniques. In this work, the hydrogenolysis of TPD into 1,3-PD over Raney Ni catalyst is discussed at different reaction parameters to optimize the reaction conditions for selective formation of 1,3-PD. The mechanisms of the hydrogenolysis of TPD and the side reactions were also confirmed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technique (author)

  17. Hydrogenolysis of 2-tosyloxy-1,3-propanediol into 1,3-propanediol over Raney Ni catalyst

    Zhi, Zheng; Jianli, Wang; Zhen, Lu; Min, Luo; Miao, Zhang; Lixin, Xu; Jianbing [Zhejiang Province Key Laboratory of Biofuel, The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Green Chemistry-Synthesis Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou (China)

    2013-03-15

    2-Tosyloxy-1,3-propanediol (TPD), a potential precursor for 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) production, is produced by the tosylation of glycerol with the help of protecting group techniques. In this work, the hydrogenolysis of TPD into 1,3-PD over Raney Ni catalyst is discussed at different reaction parameters to optimize the reaction conditions for selective formation of 1,3-PD. The mechanisms of the hydrogenolysis of TPD and the side reactions were also confirmed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technique (author)

  18. Processing of water-based LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 pastes for manufacturing lithium ion battery cathodes

    Fatih A Çetinel; Werner Bauer

    2014-12-01

    In order to meet the demand for more ecological and economic fabrication of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries, water is considered as an alternative solvent for electrode paste preparation. In this study, we report on the feasibility of water-based processing of LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2-based pastes for manufacturing cathode electrodes. The influence of the total solid content, the amount of conductive agent and binder materials on paste rheology and the final electrode properties was investigated. Suitable paste formulations which enable favourable paste flow behaviour, appropriate electrode properties and good electrochemical performance have been found. Results show that a substitution of the conventional organic solvent-based manufacturing route for LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 cathodes by water-based processing exhibits a promising way to realise Li-ion batteries with comparable electrochemical behaviour, while avoiding toxic processing aids and reducing overall manufacturing costs.

  19. Capacity improvement by deficit of transition metals in inverse spinel LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3VO4 cathodes

    Kitajou, Ayuko; Yoshida, Jun; Nakanishi, Shinji; Matsuda, Yasuaki; Kanno, Ryoji; Okajima, Toshihiro; Okada, Shigeto

    2016-01-01

    Although inverse spinel materials have attracted attention because of their unusually high voltage characteristics, their rechargeable capacities are generally less than 50 mAh g-1, as a result of the coexistence of Li and transition metal ions at 16d octahedral sites. This work attempted to improve cathode functioning by optimizing the quantities of Li and transition metal ions residing at the 16d sites of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3VO4. The rechargeable capacity of the LiNi0.28Co0.28Mn0.26V0.80O4 synthesized in the present study was found to be above 120 mAh g-1, representing the largest capacity reported to date for an inverse spinel material. The results of in-situ XANES analysis demonstrated that the charge-discharge reactions of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3VO4 corresponds to the Mn2+/Mn4+ and Co2+/Co3+ redox couples, mainly.

  20. Cell immobilization for microbial production of 1,3-propanediol.

    Gungormusler-Yilmaz, Mine; Cicek, Nazim; Levin, David B; Azbar, Nuri

    2016-06-01

    Cell and enzyme immobilization are often used for industrial production of high-value products. In recent years, immobilization techniques have been applied to the production of value-added chemicals such as 1,3-Propanediol (1,3-PDO). Biotechnological fermentation is an attractive alternative to current 1,3-PDO production methods, which are primarily thermochemical processes, as it generates high volumetric yields of 1,3-PDO, is a much less energy intensive process, and generates lower amounts of environmental organic pollutants. Although several approaches including: batch, fed-batch, continuous-feed and two-step continuous-feed were tested in suspended systems, it has been well demonstrated that cell immobilization techniques can significantly enhance 1,3-PDO production and allow robust continuous production in smaller bioreactors. This review covers various immobilization methods and their application for 1,3-PDO production. PMID:25600463

  1. Cyperus Tubers Protect Meloidogyne incognita from 1,3-Dichloropropene

    S.H. Thomas; J. Schroeder; Murray, L W

    2004-01-01

    Meloidogyne incognita-infected and noninfected tubers of yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus) and purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) were treated with 56 L/ha 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) in microplots and subsequently examined for tuber and nematode viability in the greenhouse using a chile pepper (Capsicum annuum) bioassay system. The study was conducted three times. Nutsedge tuber viability and M. incognita harbored in both yellow and purple nutsedge tubers were unaffected by 1,3-D treatmen...

  2. Anti-GaL IgG antibodies in sera of newborn humans and baboons and its significance in pig xenotransplantation.

    Minanov, O P; Itescu, S; Neethling, F A; Morgenthau, A S; Kwiatkowski, P; Cooper, D K; Michler, R E

    1997-01-27

    We have previously demonstrated that hyperacute rejection does not occur in a pig-to-newborn baboon heart transplant model, presumably because of low levels of cytotoxic antipig antibodies present in the serum of newborn baboons. Cytotoxic antipig antibodies are primarily directed to alpha-1,3-galactosyl (alpha Gal) residues on endothelial cell surface structures Twenty-one full-term humans and 5 full-term baboons were tested for complement mediated lysis (CML) of pig kidney (PK-15) cells and anti-alpha Gal activity with an ELISA using BSA-conjugated alpha Gal residues as target. To evaluate the significance of the anti-alpha Gal titers in vivo 5 newborn baboons underwent heterotopic pig cardiac xenotransplantation. Six of 21 human samples and 1 of 5 baboon samples demonstrated significant cytotoxicity to PK-15 cells. Twelve of 21 newborn humans had anti-alpha Gal IgG antibodies at titers of 1:80 or greater. None of the samples had anti-alpha Gal IgM. In newborn baboons, 1 of 5 sera had anti-alpha Gal IgG antibodies at titers greater than 1:80 and none of these samples had anti-alpha Gal IgM. Xenografts survived for an average of 3.6 days, even in the baboon with high anti-alpha Gal IgG titers. Analysis of the explanted grafts showed minimal evidence of complement-mediated hyperacute rejection (HAR), but prominent mononuclear cell infiltrates. In serum tested posttransplant there was an induced anti-alpha Gal response with cytotoxicity against PK-15 cells. These results show that anti-alpha Gal IgM is absent in newborn human and baboon sera, allowing pig grafts to avoid HAR. However, the presence of anti-alpha Gal IgG may be associated with mononuclear cell infiltration of the xenograft and its subsequent rejection. PMID:9020315

  3. 微波热解法制备的炭涂层对LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2性能的影响%Influence of carbon coating prepared by microwave pyrolysis on properties of LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2

    韩亚梅; 张正富; 张利波; 彭金辉; 傅梦笔; C.SRINIVASAKANNAN; 杜江

    2013-01-01

    A novel synthesis method of carbon-coated LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 cathode material for lithium-ion battery was reported. The carbon coating was produced from a precursor, glucose, by microwave-pyrolysis method. The prepared powders were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and charge/discharge tests. XRD results indicate that the carbon coating does not change the phase structure of LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 material. SEM results show that the surface of spherical carbon-coated material becomes rough. Electrochemical performance results show that the carbon coating can improve the cycling performance of LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2. The specific discharge capacity retention of the carbon-coated LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 reached 85.0%−96.0%at the 50th cycle at 0.2C rate, and the specific discharge capacity retention is improved at a high rate.%报道了炭包覆锂离子电池正极材料 LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2的新工艺。炭涂层由前驱体葡萄糖通过微波热解而形成。采用X射线粉末衍射(XRD)、扫描电镜、X射线荧光测试和恒流充放电测试来表征所制备的材料。XRD结果表明,炭包覆没有改变LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2材料的相结构。SEM结果表明,炭包覆的LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2颗粒表面变得粗糙。充放电测试结果显示,炭包覆的 LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2的循环性能与未包覆的相比得到提高。炭包覆的LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2在0.2C倍率下循环50次的容量保持率由84.8%提升到95.5%,且高倍率下材料的容量保持率得到提高。

  4. Reaktionen von Silylenen undDisilenen mit einigen 1,3-Dienen und 1,3-Diinen

    Kirmaier, Lars Ludwig

    1998-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit befaßt sich mit Reaktionen von Di-tert-butyldisilen und Di-tert- butylsilylen, die durch Photolyse von Hexa-tert- butylcyclotrisilan (1) gebildet werden, mit einigen 1,3-Dienen und 1,3-Diinen. Mit den 1,3-Dienen 2,5-Dimethyltellurophen und N- Methylpyrrol wurden das 1,3-Ditelluradisiletan-Derivat (2) und das 1-Aza-2,5-disilacyclohexa-3,5-dien Ringsystem (3) als Endprodukte gewonnen. Cophotolyse von (1) mit Hexa-2,4-diin liefert die bicyclischen V...

  5. 10 CFR 960.3-1-3 - Regionality.

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Regionality. 960.3-1-3 Section 960.3-1-3 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PRELIMINARY SCREENING OF POTENTIAL SITES FOR A NUCLEAR WASTE... consideration to the need for, and the advantages of, a regional distribution in the siting of...

  6. Lithium Diffusion and Magnetism in Battery Cathode Material LixNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2

    We have studied low-temperature magnetic properties as well as high-temperature lithium ion diffusion in the battery cathode materials LixNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 by the use of muon spin rotation/relaxation. Our data reveal that the samples enter into a 2D spin-glass state below TSG ≈ 12 K. We further show that lithium diffusion channels become active for T ≥ Tdiff ∼ 125 K where the Li-ion hopping-rate [v(T)] starts to increase exponentially. Further, v(T) is found to fit very well to an Arrhenius type equation and the activation energy for the diffusion process is extracted as Ea ≈ 100 meV

  7. A Modified Multiphysics model for Lithium-Ion batteries with a LixNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 electrode

    Lithium-Ion Batteries lack performance and are costly for applications such as electric vehicles and electric energy storage systems. Multiphysics based battery models are one of the engineering tools to enhance their performance. In this regard, simulations have not only to provide qualitative but also quantitative valuable information. Our work focuses on the characterization and modelling of LixNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 based cells which has not been fully addressed yet. First, we present a modified multiphysics model compared to the conventional porous electrode theory for simulating these type of cells. The correspondence with experimental results is satisfactory but the model fails to accurately predict the voltage drop at high current rates

  8. Synthesis of 1,3,4-Thiadiazole, 1,3,4-Thiadiazine, 1,3,6-Thiadiazepane and Quinoxaline Derivatives from Symmetrical Dithiobiureas and Thioureidoethylthiourea Derivatives

    A. Abou-Zied

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Reactions of N,N`-disubstituted hydrazinecarbothioamides 8a-c and substituted thioureidoethylthioureas 9a-c with 2,3,5,6-tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone (chloranil, 10a and 2,3,5,6-tetrabromo-1,4-benzoquinone (bromanil, 10b to form N,N`-disubstituted [1,3,4]thiadiazole-2,5-diamines 11a-c, 6,7-dichloro-3-substituted amino-1H-benzo[1,3,4]- thiadiazine-5,8-diones 12a-c, 2,3,7,8-tetrahalothianthrene-1,4,6,9-tetraones 13a,b, 5,6,8- trihalo-7-oxo-3,7-dihydro-2H-quinoxaline-1-carbothioic acid substituted amides 14a-c, 15a-c and 7-substituted imino-[1,3,6]thiadiazepane-3-thiones 16a-c are reported. Rationales for the observed conversions are presented.

  9. IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine (Rdx) (Interagency Science Consultation Draft)

    On March 10, 2016, the public comment draft Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine and the draft charge to external peer reviewers were released for public review and comment. The Toxicological Review and charge were reviewed internally by EPA and by othe...

  10. IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine (Rdx) (Public Comment Draft)

    EPA is developing an Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and has released the draft assessment for public comment. When final, the assessment will appear on the IRIS database.

  11. Thermochemistry of 1,3-diethylbarbituric and 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acids: Experimental and computational study

    Highlights: • Enthalpies of formation in condensed phase have been obtained. • Enthalpy of vaporization of 1,3-diethylbarbituric acid has been determined. • Enthalpy of sublimation of 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid has been determined. • Gas-phase enthalpies of formation have been obtained. • Gas-phase enthalpies of formation have been calculated at G3 and G4 levels. - Abstract: This paper reports an experimental and computational thermochemical study on two barbituric acid derivatives, viz. 1,3-diethylbarbituric acid and 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid. Values of standard molar enthalpies of formation in the gas phase at T = 298.15 K have been derived from experiment. Energies of combustion were measured by the static bomb combustion calorimetry in the case of 1,3-diethylbarbituric acid, and the rotating-bomb combustion calorimetry in the case of 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid. From the combustion energies, standard molar enthalpies of formation in the crystalline state at T = 298.15 K were calculated. The enthalpy of vaporization of 1,3-diethylbarbituric acid and enthalpy of sublimation of 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acid were determined using the transpiration method. Combining calorimetric and transpiration results, values of −(611.9 ± 2.0) kJ · mol−1 and −(343.8 ± 2.2) kJ · mol−1 for the gas-phase enthalpies of formation at T = 298.15 K of 1,3-diethylbarbituric and 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbituric acids, respectively, were derived. Theoretical calculations at the G3 and G4 levels were performed, and a study of the molecular structure of the compounds has been carried out. Calculated enthalpies of formation were in very good agreement with the experimental values

  12. Waste form characteristics report, revision 1.3

    Leider, H.R.; Stout, R.B.

    1998-07-01

    This Waste Form Characteristics Report (WFCR) update, Version 1.3, incorporates substantial additions and changes to following 10 sections of the WFCR: 2.1.3.1 Cladding Degradation; 2.1.3.2 UO2 Oxidation in Fuel; 2.1.3.5 Dissolution Release from UO{sub 2}; 2.2.1.5 Fracture /Fragmentation Studies of Glass; 2.2.2.2 Dissolution Radionuclide Release from Glass; 2.2.2.3 Soluble-Precipitated/Colloidal Species from Glass; 3.2.2 Spent-Fuel Oxidation Models; 3.4.2 Spent-Fuel Dissolution Models; 3.5.1 Glass Dissolution Experimental Parameters; and 3.5.2 Glass Dissolution Models.

  13. Eesti Post investeerib Kasahstani 1,3 miljonit / Hindrek Riikoja

    Riikoja, Hindrek

    2005-01-01

    Eesti Post investeerib tütarettevõtte Eesti Elektronpost vahendusel Kasahstani postiturule 1,3 miljonit krooni, et pakkuda koostöös sealse riikliku postifirmaga digitaalselt saadetud andmete printimise ning adressaatidele saatmise kompleksteenust

  14. HANSF 1.3 user's manual

    PLYS, M.G.

    1999-05-21

    The HANSF analysis tool is an integrated model considering phenomena inside a multi-canister overpack (MCO) spent nuclear fuel container such as fuel oxidation, convective and radiative heat transfer, and the potential for fission product release. It may be used for all phases of spent fuel disposition including cold vacuum drying, transportation, and storage. This manual reflects HANSF version 1.3, a revised version of version 1.2a. HANSF 1.3 was written to add new models for axial nodalization, add new features for ease of usage, and correct errors. HANSF 1.3 is intended for use on personal computers such as IBM-compatible machines with Intel processors running under a DOS-type operating system. HANSF 1.3 is known to compile under Lahey TI and Digital Visual FORTRAN, Version 6.0, but this does not preclude operation in other environments.

  15. Calix[4]arenes in the 1,3-alternate conformation

    Dordea, Crenguta

    2006-01-01

    Calix[4]arenes fixed in the 1,3-alternate conformation offer an interesting platform for the attachment of further functionalities which has been less frequently used than the cone conformer. Several synthetic strategies were developed to attach four amino functions to the narrow rim, to the wide rim and to both rims of the calix[4]arene fixed in the 1,3-alternate conformation. Using different precursor groups (nitrile/phthalimide or nitro/phthalimide) which can be independently converted int...

  16. Synthesis of 1,3,4-Thiadiazole, 1,3,4-Thiadiazine, 1,3,6-Thiadiazepane and Quinoxaline Derivatives from Symmetrical Dithiobiureas and Thioureidoethylthiourea Derivatives

    Abou-Zied, A.; K. El-Shaieb; A. Mourad; Hassan, A

    2005-01-01

    Reactions of N,N`-disubstituted hydrazinecarbothioamides 8a-c and substituted thioureidoethylthioureas 9a-c with 2,3,5,6-tetrachloro-1,4-benzoquinone (chloranil, 10a) and 2,3,5,6-tetrabromo-1,4-benzoquinone (bromanil, 10b) to form N,N`-disubstituted [1,3,4]thiadiazole-2,5-diamines 11a-c, 6,7-dichloro-3-substituted amino-1H-benzo[1,3,4]- thiadiazine-5,8-diones 12a-c, 2,3,7,8-tetrahalothianthrene-1,4,6,9-tetraones 13a,b, 5,6,8- trihalo-7-oxo-3,7-dihydro-2H-quinoxaline-1-carbothioic acid substit...

  17. Microbially Mediated Biodegradation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5- Triazine by Extracellular Electron Shuttling Compounds

    Kwon, Man Jae; Finneran, Kevin T.

    2006-01-01

    The potential for humic substances to stimulate the reduction of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) was investigated. This study describes a novel approach for the remediation of RDX-contaminated environments using microbially mediated electron shuttling. Incubations without cells demonstrated that reduced AQDS transfers electrons directly to RDX, which was reduced without significant accumulation of the nitroso intermediates. Three times as much reduced AQDS (molar basis) was need...

  18. ETUDE THEORIQUE DES REACTIONS DE CYCLOADDITON DIPOLAIRES-1,3

    KAZI-TANI-nee-BENCHOUK, Wafaa

    2011-01-01

    Le travail présenté dans cette thèse a pour objectif l’étude théorique des réactions de cycloaddition dipolaires-1,3 suivantes : i) Cycloaddition dipolaire-1,3 du diazométhane avec l’acrylate de méthyle afin de comprendre le mécanisme et la régiosélectivité. ii) Cycloaddition dipolaire-1,3 du C-(méthoxycarbonyl)-N-méthyle avec l’acrylate de méthyle et l’acétate de vinyle afin de mettre en évidence l’effet de substituants, présents dans le dipolorophile, sur la régiosélectivité....

  19. Rearrangement of dypnones to 1,3,5-triarylbenzenes.

    Deng, Kai; Huai, Qi-Yong; Shen, Zhi-Lun; Li, Hui-Jing; Liu, Chen; Wu, Yan-Chao

    2015-03-20

    Rearrangement of dypnones to 1,3,5-triarylbenzenes is described. The reaction is proposed to involve an aldol-type self-condensation of dypnones, followed by an intramolecular [2 + 2] cycloaddition and a retro-[2 + 2] cycloaddition. The reaction goes smoothly under obviously milder conditions in comparison to the cyclotrimerization of acetophenones to 1,3,5-triarylbenzenes (10 mol % of TsOH, 80 °C versus 130-148 °C). This unexpected rearrangement would provide new possible considerations in dypnone-involved organic synthesis. PMID:25740008

  20. ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF 1,3,4-OXADIAZOLE : A REVIEW

    Bachwani Mukesh

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available 1, 3, 4-Oxadiazole is a highly privileged structure the derivatives of which exhibit a wide range of biological activities including antibacterial, antitubercular, vasodialatory, antifungal, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, hypolipidemic, anticancer and ulcerogenic activities. Resistance to number of antimicrobial agents among a variety of clinically significant species of bacteria is becoming increasingly important global problem. The search for new antimicrobial agents will consequently always remain as an important and challenging task for medicinal chemists. This Review has basic information about 1,3,4-oxadiazole and its antimicrobial activity work for further development in this field.

  1. Canonically Relativistic Quantum Mechanics Representations of the Unitary Semidirect Heisenberg Group, U(1,3) *s H(1,3)

    Low, S G

    1997-01-01

    Born proposed a unification of special relativity and quantum mechanics that placed position, time, energy and momentum on equal footing through a reciprocity principle and extended the usual position-time and energy-momentum line elements to this space by combining them through a new fundamental constant. Requiring also invariance of the symplectic metric yields U(1,3) as the invariance group, the inhomogeneous counterpart of which is the canonically relativistic group CR(1,3) = U(1,3) *s H(1,3) where H(1,3) is the Heisenberg Group in 4 dimensions and "*s" is the semidirect product. This is the counterpart in this theory of the Poincare group and reduces in the appropriate limit to the expected special relativity and classical Hamiltonian mechanics transformation equations. This group has the Poincare group as a subgroup and is intrinsically quantum with the Position, Time, Energy and Momentum operators satisfying the Heisenberg algebra. The representations of the algebra are studied and Casimir invariants a...

  2. Synthesis of LiNi1/3CO1/3Al1/3O2 cathode material by eutectic molten salt LiOH-LiNO3%LiOH-LiNO3低共熔混合锂盐体系合成LiNi1/3CO1/3Al1/3O2

    常照荣; 郁旭; 汤宏伟; 王超楠; 魏文强

    2011-01-01

    利用低共熔组成的0.38LiOH " H20-0.62LiN03混合锂盐体系与共沉淀合成的前躯体Ni1/3Co1/3Al1/3 (OH)2简单混合,经三阶段温度烧结制备出锂离子电池正极材料LiNi1/3 CO1/3 A11/3 O2,该法工艺简单,成本低,无需研磨即可以使物料在低共熔点温度上达到均匀混合的目的.经X粉末射线衍射(XRD)分析表明,合成的LiNili 1/3 CO1/3 Al1/3 O2具有典型的a-NaFeO2六方层状结构,其特征衍射峰I(003) /I(104)的峰强比值高达1.73.电性能测试表明,在5 5 0C,电压范围为2.8-4.3V,充放电倍率为0.2C的条件下,首次充放电比容量为156.4mAh/g,30次循环后容量保持率为94.1%,l和2C倍率放电容童仍可达到143.2和127.9mAh/g,其电性能均优于常温下的性能.%A lithium-ion battery cathode material, LiNi1/3 Co1/3 Al1/3 O2, with excellent electrochemical properties was prepared via three-phase temperature sintering,using eutectic lithium salts (0.38LiOH · H2O-0. 62LiNO3)mixed with the precursor Ni1/3Co1/3 Al1/3 (OH)2. This method was possessed of simple process and low cost, moreover,materials could mixed uniformly at the eutectic melting point without any grinding. The well-layered αNaFeO2 structure was confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The ratio of characteristic diffraction peak I(003)/I(104) was high to 1.73. The charge-discharge test indicated synthesized powder showed an initial charge-discharge capacity of 156.4mAh/g at a specific current of 0.2C at 55℃ in the rang 2.8-4.3V up to 30 cycles with no noticeable capacity-fading (94.1% of the first discharge capacity) ,and the reversible capacity of 143. 2 and 127.9mAh/g at a specific current of 1C and 2C charge-discharge rate.

  3. Treatment of hydrolysates of the high explosives hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine using biological denitrification

    Zoh, K.D.; Stenstrom, M.K. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Daniels, J.I.; Knezovich, J.P. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1999-03-01

    Alkaline hydrolysis byproducts of the high explosives hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX), consisting of acetate, formate, formaldehyde, and nitrite, were treated in a denitrifying (anoxic) packed-bed upflow reactor. Additional nitrite or nitrate was added to match the carbon oxidation requirement. In a 2-year study, more than 90% removal of the organic compounds and nitrite were observed in a reactor with a 3-hour retention time. Removal was quantified by measuring actual compound concentrations and total organic carbon. The stoichiometry of the experimental results closely matched the predicted stoichiometry. Formaldehyde and acetate were preferentially removed over formate. The system removed N (nitrite):C (acetate):C (formaldehyde):C (formate) in a relative ratio of 1:0.07:0.36:0.50, respectively. The volumetric removal rate was as high as 170 mg/L of nitrite-nitrogen per day with existing carbon sources. The observed cell yield (mass basis) of nitrite reduction with acetate/formate was 0.21 mg cells/mg total organic carbon or 0.16 mg cells/mg chemical oxygen demand at 20 C. This culture was also capable of biodegrading RDX and HMX when using nitrate as an electron acceptor.

  4. 2-(2-Nitrophenyl-1,3-dioxan-5-ol

    Jin Chen

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C10H11NO5, the six-membered 1,3-dioxane ring displays a chair conformation, with the hydroxy and 2-nitrophenyl groups in equatorial positions, which minimizes steric hindrance. In the crystal, molecules are linked into chains along the b axis by intermolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds.

  5. 2,2-Dimethyl-5-triphenylmethyl-1,3-dioxane

    Xing-Ming Liu

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C25H26O2, crystallizes with two crystallographically independent molecules in the asymmetric unit. The differences between the two molecules are marginal. The three benzene rings of each molecule are in a propeller orientation and the 1,3-dioxane ring adopts a chair conformation.

  6. Irony and Aequabilitas : Horace, Satires 1.3

    Jerome Kemp

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available In Satire 1.3 Horace upholds ‘Stoic’ aequabilitas, ironically aligning it with Epicurean moderation to attack Stoic inflexibility. His connection between friendship and justice shows an awareness of this link in Hellenistic thought. His ironic use of philosophical material serves a serious, anti-Stoic purpose (pace some recent scholarship.

  7. SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTIES OF POLY-1,3,5-TRIAZINES

    WANG Yulan; LU Fengcai

    1984-01-01

    Two new polytriazines: poly[2-methyl-4, 6-(4,' 4"-diphenylene)-1, 3, 5-triazine] (Ⅰ) and poly[2-phenyl-4, 6-(4', 4"-diphenylene)-1, 3, 5-triazine] (Ⅱ) were synthesized from the solution condensation of biphenyl-4, 4'-diamidine dihydrochloride with acetic anhydride and biphenyl-4, 4'-diamidine with benzaldehyde respectively. These two polymers were characterized by TGA, DTA, elemental analysis and IR spectroscopy. They exhibited good thermal oxidative stability as shown by the fact that the powders of these polymers suffered 5.4 %, 2.4 % weight loss after isothermal aging in air at 300℃ for 200 hours. The decomposition temperature of (Ⅱ) was 583℃ in air and 590℃ in N2. These linear poly-1, 3, 5-triazines were soluble in concentrated sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and trifluoroacetic acid whereas the crosslinked poly-1, 3, 5-triazines reported in the literature were insoluble and infusible.It is interesting that these polymers can form complexes with metal halides as determined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The polymer metal complex (Ⅲ). PdCl2 possesses catalytic activity for hydrogenation.

  8. 1,3-Butadiene: Biomarkers and application to risk assessment

    Swenberg, J. A.; Bordeerat, N. K.; Boysen, G.; Carro, S.; Georgieva, N. I.; Troutman, J. M.; Upton, P. B.; Albertini, R. J.; Vacek, P. M.; Walker, V. E.; Šrám, Radim; Goggin, M.; Tretyakova, N.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 192, 1-2 (2011), s. 150-154. ISSN 0009-2797 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50390512 Keywords : risk assessment * 1,3-butadiene * occupational exposure Subject RIV: DN - Health Impact of the Environment Quality Impact factor: 2.865, year: 2011

  9. Vapor-liquid equilibria of the water + 1,3-propanediol and water + 1,3-propanediol + lithium bromide systems

    Mun, S.Y.; Lee, H.

    1999-12-01

    Vapor-liquid equilibrium data of the water + 1,3-propanediol and water + 1,3-propanediol + lithium bromide systems were measured at 60, 160, 300, and 760 mmHg at temperatures ranging from 315 to 488 K. The apparatus used in this work is a modified still especially designed for the measurement of low-pressure VLE, in which both liquid and vapor are continuously recirculated. For the analysis of salt-containing solutions, a method incorporating refractometry and gravimetry was used. From the experimental measurements, the effect of lithium bromide on the VLE behavior of water + 1,3-propanediol was investigated. The experimental data of the salt-free system were successfully correlated using the Wilson, NRTL, and UNIQUAC models. In addition, the extended UNIQUAC model of Sander et al. was applied to the VLE calculation of salt-containing mixtures.

  10. Crystal structure of benzene-1,3,5-tri-carb-oxy-lic acid-4-pyridone (1/3).

    Staun, Selena L; Oliver, Allen G

    2015-11-01

    Slow co-crystallization of a solution of benzene-1,3,5-tri-carb-oxy-lic acid with a large excess of 4-hy-droxy-pyridine produces an inter-penetrating, three-dimensional, hydrogen-bonded framework consisting of three 4-pyridone and one benzene-1,3,5-tri-carb-oxy-lic acid mol-ecules, C9H6O6·3C5H5NO. This structure represents an ortho-rhom-bic polymorph of the previously reported C-centered, monoclinic structure [Campos-Gaxiola et al. (2014 ▸). Acta Cryst. E70, o453-o454]. PMID:26594492

  11. Improved cycling and high rate performance of core-shell LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/carbon nanocomposites for lithium-ion batteries: Effect of the carbon source

    Highlights: • We report a fast microwave heating way to prepare LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/C. • The effects of different carbon sources were discussed in detail. • LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP2000 shows a discharge capacity of 160 mA h g−1 at 0.1 C. • LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP2000 elucidates excellent cyclic stability. • LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP2000 exhibits attractive rate capability. - Abstract: Core-shell type olivine solid solutions, LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/C, are synthesized via a very simple and rapid microwave heating route with different carbon sources. The obatined LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/C materials are characterized thoroughly by various analytical techniques such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectroscopy instrument. The particle sizes and distribution of the carbon layer of BP2000 carbon black coated LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4 (LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP) are more uniform than that obtained from acetylene black (LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/AB) and Super P (LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/SP). Moreover, the LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP nanocomposite shows superior electrochemical properties such as high discharge capacity of 160 mA h g−1 at 0.1 C, excellent cyclic stability (143 mA h g−1 at 0.1 C after 30 cycles) and rate capability (76 mAh g−1 at 20 C), which are better than other two samples. Cyclic voltammetric and electrical tests disclose that the Li-ion diffusion, the reversibility of lithium extraction/insertion and electrical conductivity are significantly improved in LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP composite. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy illustrates that LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4/BP composite electrode possesses low contact and charge-transfer impedances, which can lead to rapid electron transport during the electrochemical lithium insertion/extraction reaction. It is believed that olivine solid solution LiFe1/3Mn1/3Co1/3PO4 decorated with carbon from appropriate carbon source is a promising cathode for

  12. Tricyclic flavonoids with 1,3-dithiolium substructure.

    Bahrin, Lucian G; Jones, Peter G; Hopf, Henning

    2012-01-01

    The synthesis of new 3-dithiocarbamic flavonoids has been accomplished by the reaction of the corresponding 2-hydroxyaryl dithiocarbamates with aminals. These flavonoids were obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers, the anti isomer being the major one. The heterocyclization of these compounds provided novel tricyclic flavonoids bearing a 1,3-dithiolium-2-yl ring fused at the 3,4-carbon positions of the benzopyran moiety. PMID:23209535

  13. Tricyclic flavonoids with 1,3-dithiolium substructure

    Lucian G. Bahrin

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The synthesis of new 3-dithiocarbamic flavonoids has been accomplished by the reaction of the corresponding 2-hydroxyaryl dithiocarbamates with aminals. These flavonoids were obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers, the anti isomer being the major one. The heterocyclization of these compounds provided novel tricyclic flavonoids bearing a 1,3-dithiolium-2-yl ring fused at the 3,4-carbon positions of the benzopyran moiety.

  14. Tricyclic flavonoids with 1,3-dithiolium substructure

    Bahrin, Lucian G.; Jones, Peter G.; Henning Hopf

    2012-01-01

    The synthesis of new 3-dithiocarbamic flavonoids has been accomplished by the reaction of the corresponding 2-hydroxyaryl dithiocarbamates with aminals. These flavonoids were obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers, the anti isomer being the major one. The heterocyclization of these compounds provided novel tricyclic flavonoids bearing a 1,3-dithiolium-2-yl ring fused at the 3,4-carbon positions of the benzopyran moiety.

  15. Biodegradation of the nitramine explosives hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine in cold marine sediment under anaerobic and oligotrophic conditions

    Zhao, J-S.; Greer, C. W.; Hawari, J. [National Research Council of Canada, Biotechnology Research Institute, Montreal, PQ (Canada); Thiboutot, S.; Ampleman, G. [Department of National Defence, Defence Research Establishment, Valcartier, PQ (Canada)

    2004-02-01

    In-situ degradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX) was evaluated using a mixture of these two powerful and highly energetic chemicals that are widely used in the production of explosives and nuclear warheads. Leaching from unexploded ordnance (UXO) and various other military activities are considered serious sources of sediment contamination in seas and waterways. The objectives of this study was to evaluate the biodegradation of RDX and HMX in marine sediment from a damping site located 50 miles from Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, where warships have unloaded live ordnance during wartime. The sediment was collected in an aluminium container by a Remotely Operated Vehicle. The RDX concentration in the aqueous phase was reduced by half in four days, while reduction of HMX concentration by half required 50 days. The removal rate of RDX was not affected by the addition of carbon sources such as glucose, acetate, or citrate, but these additives improved the removal of HMX. Mineralization of RDX and HMX was optimal in the presence of glucose. Some unidentified psychrotrophic anaerobic isolates from the marine sediment appeared capable of degrading RDX and HMX at 10 degrees C under conditions similar to those used to degrade RDX and HMX in the sediment. The distribution of products suggests that the sediment microorganisms degrade RDX and HMX by way of an initial reduction to the corresponding mononitroso derivative, followed by denitration and ring cleavage. 27 refs., 2 tabs., 3 figs.

  16. On the (1 + 3) threading of an almost FLRW universe

    Bejancu, Aurel; Farran, Hani Reda

    2016-03-01

    Based on the Riemannian spatial connection and the kinematic quantities, we develop a new approach on the (1 + 3) threading of an almost FLRW universe, with respect to a non-normalized vector field. By this method, we obtain simple expressions for geometric objects and equations involved in the theory of cosmological perturbations. We state three forms of Raychaudhuri equation, which lead us to more accurate intervals for the conformal time with respect to the existence of caustics in the congruence of geodesics.

  17. 2-Nitro-1,3-dinitro­oxypropane

    Parrish, Damon A.; David E. Chavez; Breiner, Megan M.

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C3H5N3O8, was synthesized by reacting 2-nitropropane-1,3-diol with acetyl nitrate. The molecule is bisected by a crystallograpic mirror plane. In the crystal, the molecules pack in a ribbon-like fashion along the c axis, with the central nitro groups pointing in the same direction. C—H...O contacts apparently provide some additional packing stabilization.

  18. 2-Phenylimidazolium hemi(benzene-1,3-dicarboxylate monohydrate

    Wen-Yu Zhang

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C9H9N2+·0.5C8H4O4−·H2O, contains one 2-phenylimidazolium cation, half a benzene-1,3-dicarboxylate anion and one water molecule. In the crystal, components are connected by N—H...O and O—H...O hydrogen-bonding interactions into a three-dimensional network.

  19. FEL-Oscillator Simulations with Genesis 1.3

    Karssenberg, J.G.; Slot, van der, S.C.; Verschuur, J.W.J.; Volokhine, I.V.; Boller, K. -J.

    2006-01-01

    Modeling free-electron laser (FEL) oscillators requires calculation of both the light-beam interaction within the undulator and the propagation of the light outside the undulator. We present a paraxial Optical Propagation Code (OPC) based on the Spectral Method and Fresnel Diffraction Integral, which in combination with Genesis 1.3 can be used to perform either steady-state or time-dependent FEL oscillator simulations. A flexible scripting interface is used both to describe the optical resona...

  20. Effect of Fluorination of 2,1,3-Benzothiadiazole

    Nielsen, Christian B.; White, Andrew J P; McCulloch, Iain

    2015-01-01

    The 4,7-dithieno-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (DTBT) moiety and its fluorinated counterpart are important π-conjugated building blocks in the field of organic electronics. Here we present a combined experimental and theoretical investigation into fundamental properties relating to these two molecular entities and discuss the potential impact on extended π-conjugated materials and their electronic properties. While the fluorinated derivative, in the solid state, packs with a cofacial overlap smaller...

  1. GITT studies on oxide cathode LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 synthesized by citric acid assisted high-energy ball milling

    Weidong Zheng; Miao Shui; Jie Shu; Shan Gao; Dan Xu; Liangliang Chen; Lin Feng; Yuanlong Ren

    2013-06-01

    Layered LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 was synthesized by a citric acid assisted solid-state method. The structure and electrochemical properties of the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 materials were investigated. XRD analysis indicated the as-synthesized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 was with the layered -NaFeO2 structure. The discharge capacity was about 154 m.Ahg-1 at 0.1 °C rate in the range of 2.0–4.5 V. The kinetics of the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 materials was investigated by the galvanostatic intermittent titration technique (GITT) method. The lithium ion diffusion coefficient of the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 was determined in the range of 10-8−10-9 cm2.s-1 as a function of voltage of 3.7−4.5 V.

  2. Lateral transfer of genes for hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) degradation.

    Andeer, Peter F; Stahl, David A; Bruce, Neil C; Strand, Stuart E

    2009-05-01

    Recent studies demonstrated that degradation of the military explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) by species of Rhodococcus, Gordonia, and Williamsia is mediated by a novel cytochrome P450 with a fused flavodoxin reductase domain (XplA) in conjunction with a flavodoxin reductase (XplB). Pulse field gel analysis was used to localize xplA to extrachromosomal elements in a Rhodococcus sp. and distantly related Microbacterium sp. strain MA1. Comparison of Rhodococcus rhodochrous 11Y and Microbacterium plasmid sequences in the vicinity of xplB and xplA showed near identity (6,710 of 6,721 bp). Sequencing of the associated 52.2-kb region of the Microbacterium plasmid pMA1 revealed flanking insertion sequence elements and additional genes implicated in RDX uptake and degradation. PMID:19270122

  3. The unified equation by the Proportion 19 (-1:3

    Vinoo Cameron

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available As mankind is created in the image of a creator, the mathematical continuum is understandably connected, not by “Strings”, but by rational coordinates of mathematics. That is what this manuscript is all about; the rationalization of the natural expanse of mathematics and the stark reality of -1. The section on the mathematical PI (π clearly proves the -1 constriction of 4-1. Definition of the Unified Theorem: “The ascension and expansion of all space (and mass is curved, spiral and warped because of the -1 zero inverse primordial constriction of all space by -1. 4-(1 =+3. Bounded space is inverse at -1, a non-collapsible curve. The value of -1 is -1 for numbers and 0.5/60(1/120 for non-linear space. The minus 1 is manifested at proportion 19 as a composite of the of the values 9 and 10, both by numbers and prime angle (1:3. The proof of -1 is and has always been in the mathematical Pi (π, corrected trigonometry, and the spiral curved ascension of Prime numbers.” This proof is clearly stated under the section for the “mathematical Pi (π where the author has clearly proven -1 by theorem.” This manuscript has been preceded by several manuscripts on Prime numbers, -1 and Prime number 19 that show the unified mathematics as a consequence of a -1 Vedic zero, and the overall -1 ( 4-3 . As the treatise on the Unified Theorem, this is all written by simple theorem .This manuscript completely disregards current mathematical theory with regard to non- linear mathematics as irrelevant to mathematics. The clear assertion is that the -1 Vedic zeros is the correct zero, but that the current null zero is in error. The inverse curved value off-set of -1 is the value that precedes the +1 value, and it is clearly stated by this author that mathematically a curve cannot ever be collapsed to null. There is no logical compromise in this regard. Essentially and mathematically the author validates the primordial -1, and the absolute primordial value of

  4. Efficient plasma-enhanced method for layered LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathodes with sulfur atom-scale modification for superior-performance Li-ion batteries

    Jiang, Qianqian; Chen, Ning; Liu, Dongdong; Wang, Shuangyin; Zhang, Han

    2016-05-01

    In order to improve the electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 as a lithium insertion positive electrode material, atom-scale modification was realized to obtain the layered oxysulfide LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx using a novel plasma-enhanced doping strategy. The structure and electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx are investigated systematically, which confirms that the S doping can make the structure stable and benefit the electrochemical performance. The phys-chemical characterizations indicate that oxygen atoms in the initial LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 have been partially replaced by S atoms. It should be pointed out that the atom-scale modification does not significantly alter the intrinsic structure of the cathode. Compared to the pristine material, the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx shows a superior performance with a higher capacity (200.4 mA h g-1) and a significantly improved cycling stability (maintaining 94.46% of its initial discharge capacity after 100 cycles). Moreover, it has an excellent rate performance especially at elevated performance, which is probably due to the faster Li+ transportation after S doping into the layered structure. All the results show that the atom-scale modification with sulfur atoms on LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2, which significantly improved the electrochemical performance, offers a novel anionic doping strategy to realize the atom-scale modification of electrode materials to improve their electrochemical performance.In order to improve the electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 as a lithium insertion positive electrode material, atom-scale modification was realized to obtain the layered oxysulfide LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx using a novel plasma-enhanced doping strategy. The structure and electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx are investigated systematically, which confirms that the S doping can make the structure stable and benefit the electrochemical performance. The phys

  5. Transition Metal Catalyzed Polymerization of 1,3,5-Trioxane

    Henes, Michael

    2002-01-01

    We highlighted that transition metal complexes can serve as mediators for the cationic ROP of 1,3,5-trioxane. As examples cyclopentadienyl molybdenum complexes of different Lewis acidity were employed tolerating considerable more water than classical Lewis acid catalysts like BF3 · OEt2 or tBuClO4. They are less active than iridium or palladium catalysts, but [CpMo(CO)3OTf] (2a) was an excellent example to carry out time-dependent 1H NMR spectroscopic studies to follow the course of the polym...

  6. 1,3-Bis(1-adamantylimidazolium tetrachloridoferrate(III

    Monisola I. Ikhile

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The crystal structure of the title compound, (C23H33N2[FeCl4], consists of 1,3-bis(1-adamantylimidazolium (BAIM cations and tetrahedral tetrachloridoferrate(III (TCF anions. The BAIM cation possesses m symmetry, with the central imidazole ring and four C atoms of each terminal adamantyl group located on a mirror plane. The Fe and two Cl atoms of the TCF anion are also located on the mirror plane. The cyclohexane rings of the adamantyl groups adopt normal chair conformations.

  7. Solid Waste Projection Model: Database (Version 1.3)

    The Solid Waste Projection Model (SWPM) system is an analytical tool developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) for Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC). The SWPM system provides a modeling and analysis environment that supports decisions in the process of evaluating various solid waste management alternatives. This document, one of a series describing the SWPM system, contains detailed information regarding the software and data structures utilized in developing the SWPM Version 1.3 Database. This document is intended for use by experienced database specialists and supports database maintenance, utility development, and database enhancement

  8. (E-1-[(1,3-Dioxan-4-ylmethyl]-2-(nitromethylideneimidazolidine

    Zhongzhen Tian

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In the title compound, C9H15N3O4, the 1,3-dioxane ring displays a chair conformation and the five-membered ring is close to planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.054 Å. An intramolecular N—H...O hydrogen bond to one of the nitro-group O atoms generates an S(6 ring. In the crystal, intermolecular N—H...O hydrogen bonds link the molecules into C(6 chains propagating in [010] and a C—H...O link also occurs.

  9. 2-(2-Naphthyl-1,3-dioxane

    Damien Thevenet

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C14H14O2, crystallizes in the chiral monoclinic space group P21. This acetal is composed of a planar naphthalene ring with a 1,3-dioxane ring substituent, which has a chair conformation. In the crystal structure, symmetry-related molecules are connected via a weak C—H...O interaction to form a helical chain propagating in [010]. While there are no π–π stacking interactions present, there are weak C—H...π interactions involving the naphthalene aromatic rings, which link the helical chains to form a two-dimensional network in the (011 plane.

  10. Lateral resonances in initial stressed 1-3 piezocomposites

    ZHANG Hong-yan; SHEN Ya-peng; YIN Guan-sheng

    2007-01-01

    A theoretical analysis of the lateral resonances in 1-3 piezocomposites with poling initial stress is conducted using the Bloch wave theory. Based on the linear piezoelectricity theory, theoretical formulations that include initial stress for the propagation of acoustic plane waves are made. Numerical calculations are performed to study the effects of the initial stress on the lateral mode frequencies and the stop band. It is found that lateral mode frequencies increase with the piezoelectricity of the piezocomposites,but decrease with the poling initial stress. The influence of the initial shear stress on the lateral mode frequencies is minimal, and can thus be neglected.

  11. SYNTHESIS OF NEW 1, 3, 7, 8-TETRASUBSTITUTED XANTHENES ANALOGUE

    Loay K.Abdulrahman

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Theophylline, a methyl xanthenes compound, is known as an efficient bronchodilator drug, having also anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. In order to improve its pharmacological profile and to reduce also the serious side effects that appear at high concentrations, new 1, 3, 7, 8-tetrasubstituted theophylline derivatives have been synthesized. The new compounds are obtained in two steps by the reaction of 8-substituted theophyllines with epoxy propyl acetaminophen. The chemical structure of the synthesized compounds has been elucidated by their 1H-NMR spectra. The potential bronchodilator effects of the synthesized compounds have been also established.

  12. Physical and electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathodes coated by Sb2O3 using a sol–gel process

    Sb2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode materials have been prepared using a sol–gel process. The surface-coated cathode materials have been physically characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and field emission transmission electron microscopy (FE-TEM). The electrochemical characteristics have been investigated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), galvanostatic cycler, and cyclic voltammetry (CV). Moreover, the Sb2O3 coating does not affect the crystal structure of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 but instead form a thin compact layer on the surface. The 1wt% of Sb2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode coated shows stable cyclability with capacity retention of 98% after the 30 cycles, which is higher than the bare and 2 wt% Sb2O3-coated cathodes and the EIS and CV tests illustrate the suppressed charge transfer resistance and good reversibility for the optimized coating concentration on the cathode. - Highlights: • We successfully prepared Sb2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathodes by a sol–gel process. • Sb2O3 has been used as an additive to give a protection layer from HF attack. • Electrochemical performance of 1 wt% Sb2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 was superior. • 1 wt% Sb2O3-coated LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathodes reveal good cyclability at high rates

  13. Efficient plasma-enhanced method for layered LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathodes with sulfur atom-scale modification for superior-performance Li-ion batteries.

    Jiang, Qianqian; Chen, Ning; Liu, Dongdong; Wang, Shuangyin; Zhang, Han

    2016-06-01

    In order to improve the electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 as a lithium insertion positive electrode material, atom-scale modification was realized to obtain the layered oxysulfide LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx using a novel plasma-enhanced doping strategy. The structure and electrochemical performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx are investigated systematically, which confirms that the S doping can make the structure stable and benefit the electrochemical performance. The phys-chemical characterizations indicate that oxygen atoms in the initial LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 have been partially replaced by S atoms. It should be pointed out that the atom-scale modification does not significantly alter the intrinsic structure of the cathode. Compared to the pristine material, the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xSx shows a superior performance with a higher capacity (200.4 mA h g(-1)) and a significantly improved cycling stability (maintaining 94.46% of its initial discharge capacity after 100 cycles). Moreover, it has an excellent rate performance especially at elevated performance, which is probably due to the faster Li(+) transportation after S doping into the layered structure. All the results show that the atom-scale modification with sulfur atoms on LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2, which significantly improved the electrochemical performance, offers a novel anionic doping strategy to realize the atom-scale modification of electrode materials to improve their electrochemical performance. PMID:27189799

  14. Electrochemical properties of Li[Ni{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}Al{sub 1/3-x}Co{sub x}]O{sub 2} as a cathode material for lithium ion battery

    Ren Haibo; Li Xiang [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan University of Urban Construction, Pingdingshan, 467036 (China); Peng Zhenghe, E-mail: Zhhpeng@126.com [Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (China)

    2011-08-01

    Highlights: > This paper mainly studies cathode materials containing aluminum for lithium-ion batteries. > Li[Ni{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}Al{sub 1/3-x}Co{sub x}]O{sub 2} (0 {<=} x {<=} 1/3) cathode materials with layered structure can be synthesized by a solvent evaporation method. > The samples with higher Co content hold better layered structure and electrochemical performance. > The introduction of Co improve the high-temperature cycling property of Li[Ni{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}Al{sub 1/3-x}Co{sub x}]O{sub 2}. - Abstract: Layered Li[Ni{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}Al{sub 1/3-x}Co{sub x}]O{sub 2} (0 {<=} x {<=} 1/3) cathode materials are synthesized by a solvent evaporation method. Although XRD shows that Li[Ni{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}Al{sub 1/3}]O{sub 2} has no obvious impurity phase, it has poor electrochemical properties. To improve its capability, part of Al in Li[Ni{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}Al{sub 1/3}]O{sub 2} compound is replaced by Co in this study. The samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and charge-discharge test. The results indicate that the introduction of Co has a large influence on the morphology, structure and electrochemical performances of the samples, which become more excellent with an increase of Co content in compounds. Meanwhile, the high-temperature behavior of the samples is also investigated.

  15. Bis[2-(1,3-dioxoisoindolin-2-ylethyl] phthalate

    Kai Yang

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C28H20N2O8, was synthesized by the reaction of isobenzofuran-1,3-dione and 2-aminoethanol in a one-pot reaction. The benzene and five-membered rings are slightly twisted to each other, making dihedral angles of 2.77 (9 and 1.77 (10°. The rings of the phthalimide groups make dihedral angle of 57.64 (7 and 83.46 (7° with the central benzene ring. Weak C—H...O, C—H...π and π–π [centroid–centroid distance = 3.446 (1 and 3.599 (1 Å] interactions reinforce the cohesion of the crystal.

  16. Dissociative Electron Attachment to the Nitroamine HMX (Octahydro-1,3,5,7-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-Tetrazocine)

    Postler, J; Matias, C; Mauracher, A; da Silva, F Ferreira; Scheier, P; Limão-Vieira, P; Denifl, S

    2016-01-01

    In the present study, dissociative electron attachment (DEA) measurements with gas phase HMX, octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine, $C_4H_8N_8O_8$, have been performed by means of a crossed electron-molecular beam experiment. The most intense signals are observed at 46 and 176u and assigned to $NO_{2}^{-}$ and $C_3H_6N_5O_{4}^{-}$, respectively. Anion efficiency curves for 15 negatively charged fragments have been measured in the electron energy region from about 0-20 eV with an energy resolution of ~0.7 eV. Product anions are observed mainly in the low energy region, near 0 eV, arising from surprisingly complex reactions associated with multiple bond cleavages and structural and electronic rearrangement. The remarkable instability of HMX towards electron attachment with virtually zero kinetic energy reflects the highly explosive nature of this compound. Substantially different intensity ratios of resonances for common fragment anions allow distinguishing the nitroamines HMX and royal demolition e...

  17. Molecular dynamics characterization of void defects in crystalline (1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane).

    Boyd, Sylke; Murray, Jane S; Politzer, Peter

    2009-11-28

    In the context of a continuing investigation of factors that affect the sensitivities of energetic materials to detonation initiation, we have carried out a molecular dynamics characterization of void defects in crystalline (1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclo-hexane). An empirical force field that is capable of handling flexible molecules in a pliable crystal was used. Voids ranging in size from 2 to 30 adjacent vacated sites were created in model lattices of 216 or 512 molecules. Energetic and geometric ground state properties were determined. The void formation energy per molecule removed was found to decrease from 50 kcal/mol for a single vacancy to about 23+/-2 kcal/mol for voids larger than one unit cell (8 molecules). Analysis of the local binding energies in the vicinity of a void reveals not only the expected decrease for molecules directly on the void surface but also a wide spread of values in the first 5-10 A away from the surface; this includes some molecules with local binding energies significantly higher than in the defect-free lattice. Molecular conformational changes and reorientations begin to be found in the vicinities of voids larger than one unit cell. Thermal behavior investigated includes void and molecular diffusion coefficients and fluctuations in void size. PMID:19947705

  18. 1,3,6,8-Tetraethynylpyrene and 1,3,6,8-tetrakis (trimethylsilylethynyl) pyrene: Photophysical properties in homogeneous media

    The photophysical properties of two new tetra substituted derivatives of pyrene: 1,3,6,8-tetraethynylpyrene (TEP) and 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(trimethylsilylethynyl)pyrene (TEP-TMS) have been studied. Studies were done with respect to mirror image symmetry in the absorption and emission spectra and permissive or forbidden nature of S0-S1 transition, solvent sensitivity of the first and third vibronic bands and fluorescence anisotropy. Both the derivatives exhibited a strongly allowed S0-S1 transition, high fluorescence quantum yield, shorter fluorescence lifetime compared to pyrene and invariance of the vibronic band intensity ratio to solvent polarity. The behavior of the two pyrene derivatives validates the hypothesis 'solvent polarity mediates vibronic coupling and therefore the emission band intensities, for forbidden S0-S1 transitions'. The trimethylsilyl derivative (TEP-TMS) was characterized by a strong fluorescence in solid state. The tetraethynyl derivative (TEP) showed high fluorescence anisotropy comparable to the well-known anisotropy probe DPH in glycerol at 0 deg. C. The fluorescence intensities of TEP and TEP-TMS did not show any significant change in the temperature ranger 0-40 deg. C for a low viscous solvent like ethanol and in the range 0-60 deg. C in glycerol. Unlike pyrene, no excimer emission was observed even up to 10-3 M for TEP and TEP-TMS

  19. Análise antigênica e molecular de amostras citopáticas do vírus da diarréia viral bovina Antigenic and molecular analysis of cytopathic isolates of bovine viral diarrhea virus

    Fernando Luiz Tobias

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Sete amostras citopáticas do vírus da Diarréia Viral Bovina (BVDV isoladas de casos clínicos e do sangue de bezerros de rebanhos com problemas reprodutivos foram analisadas. Todas as amostras caracterizadas possuíam uma mistura de vírus citopáticos (cp e não-citopáticos (ncp, que foram clonados biologicamente, originando populações puras de vírus de cada biotipo. Os clones cp e ncp obtidos foram caracterizados antigenicamente com um painel de anticorpos monoclonais (MAbs e quanto à expressão da proteína não-estrutural NS3. A análise de reconhecimento pelos MAbs revelou dois padrões de reatividade: 1. Em cinco casos, os vírus cp e ncp de uma mesma amostra mostraram-se antigenicamente muito semelhantes entre si, indicando tratar-se de verdadeiros "pares" de vírus, nos quais o vírus cp origina-se do ncp através de mutações ou recombinações; 2. Duas amostras, no entanto, continham vírus cp e ncp com diferenças antigênicas consideráveis entre si. A análise de polipeptídeos não-estruturais das amostras ncp através de Western immunoblot revelou uma única banda de reatividade, de massa aproximada de 125kDa, correspondente à proteína nãoestrutural NS23. As amostras cp expressaram, além da NS23, um polipeptídeo de massa aproximada de 80kDa, correspondente à NS3. Duas amostras cp apresentaram diferenças na migração da NS23. Uma amostra apresentou a NS23 com massa menor do que 125kDa, enquanto outra amostra apresentou duas bandas de reatividade, com massas menor e maior que a NS23 dos demais vírus, respectivamente. Esses resultados confirmam achados anteriores de que amostras de campo citopáticas do BVDV geralmente possuem vírus dos dois biotipos e que o fenótipo citopático está associado à expressão da proteína NS3. O isolamento de amostras citopáticas do sangue de animais clinicamente normais e de um feto, no entanto, demonstra que a ocorrência de vírus cp não se restringe à casos da Doença das

  20. Partial chemical characterization of antigenic preparations of chromoblastomycosis agents Caracterização química parcial de preparações antigênicas de agentes da cromoblastomicose

    Tania Fraga BARROS

    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available Antigenic preparations (saline, methylic, metabolic and exoantigens of four agents of chromoblastomycosis, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa, Cladophialophora (Cladosporium carrionii and Rhinocladiella aquaspersa were obtained. Partial chemical characterization of these antigenic preparations was obtained by determination of the levels of total lipids, protein, and carbohydrates, and identification of the main sterols and carbohydrates. Methylic antigens presented the highest lipid contents, whereas metabolic antigens showed the highest carbohydrate content. Total lipid, protein, and carbohydrate levels were in the range of 2.33 to 2.00mg/ml, 0.04 to 0.02 mg/ml and 0.10 to 0.02 mg/ml, respectively, in the methylic antigens and in the range of 0.53 to 0.18mg/ml, 0.44 to 0.26mg/ml, and 1.82 to 1.02 mg/ml, respectively, in saline antigens. Total lipid, protein, and carbohydrate contents were in the range of 0.55 to 0.20mg/ml, 0.69 to 0.57mg/ml and 10.73 to 5.93mg/ml, respectively, in the metabolic antigens, and in the range of 0.55 to 0.15mg/ml, 0.62 to 0.20mg/ml and 3.55 to 0.42mg/ml, respectively, in the exoantigens. Phospholipids were not detected in the preparations. Saline and metabolic antigens and exoantigens presented hexose and the methylic antigen revealed additional pentose units in their composition. The UV light absorption spectra of the sterols revealed squalene and an ergosterol fraction in the antigens. The characterization of these antigenic preparations may be useful for serological evaluation of patients of chromoblastomycosis.Preparações antigênicas (antígenos salinos, metílicos, metabólicos e exoantígenos de quatro agentes da cromoblastomicose, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa, Cladophialophora (Cladosporium carrionii e Rhinocladiella aquaspersa foram obtidos e foi determinada a caracterização química parcial dos mesmos. Os antígenos metílicos apresentaram os maiores teores de lípides enquanto os

  1. How to extract the $P_{33}(1232)$ resonance contributions from the amplitudes $M_{1+}^{3/2}, E_{1+}^{3/2},S_{1+}^{3/2}$ of pion electroproduction on nucleons

    Aznauryan, I G

    1998-01-01

    Within the dispersion relation approach, solutions of integral equations for the multipoles M_{1+}^{3/2},E_{1+}^{3/2},S_{1+}^{3/2} are found at 0 P_{33}(1232) transition are extracted from experiment at Q^2=0. They are in good agreement with quark model predictions.

  2. Studies on bioactive bis-1,3,5-triazinyl dithiocarbamates

    V. H. SHAH

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The compounds bis(4,6-dichloro/bis[(p-methoxyphenylamino]-1,3,5--triazin-2-yl1,2-hydrazine-1,2-dicarbodithioate/1,4-phenylenebis(carbamodithio­ate/(1,1’-biphenyl-4,4’-diylbis(carbamodithioate/(sulphonyldi-4,1-phenylene-bis(carbamodithioate/1,2-ethanediylbis(carbamothioate 4a–j were synthe­sized by two different methods. In the first method (A for the preparation of 4a–e, 2,4,6-tri­chloro-1,3,5-triazine 1 was condensed with diammonium 1,2-hy­drazine-1,2-di­carbo­dithioate/1,4-phenylenebis(carbamodithioate/(1,1’-biphenyl-4,4’diyl­bis(carba­mo­di­thioate/(sulphonyl-di-4,1-phenylene-bis(carbamodithioate/1,2-etha­nediylbis(car­bamodithioate 3a–e to afford 4a–e which undergo reaction with p-me­thoxyaniline to afford 4f–j. In the second method (B of preparation, 1 was condensed with p-me­thoxyaniline to yield 2 followed by the action of 3a–e to yield 4a–j. The structure of the newly synthesized compounds 4a–j was esta­blished on the basis of elemental analyses, as well as IR and 1H-NMR spec­tro­scopy. The antimicrobial activities of compounds 4a–j were determined by the cup‑plate method against gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria and fungi. All the synthesized compounds showed significant antimicrobial activity.

  3. LINAG phase I. A technical report, Version: 1.3

    . General remarks; II.2. Production of accelerated ISOL - RIBs from fission and comparison with photoinduced fission; III. High intensity multi-charge ion sources for LINAG I; III.1. Constraints; III.2. Multi-charged ion sources; IV. The linear accelerator; IV.1. General layout of the linear accelerator; IV.2. Source and low energy beam transport line; IV.3. The RFQ injector; IV.4. The superconducting linear accelerator; IV.5. Layout of the driver; IV.6. Review of the driver cost evaluation; V. The target and ion source; V.1. The production and fission fragments; V.1.1. The rotating target/converter; V.1.2. The target and ion source production system; V.1.3. Production rates; V.2. Radioprotection and target handling; VI. Security and radioprotection; VI.1.1. Ion source; VI.1.2.The RFQ; VI.1.3. The liner accelerator; VI.2.1. Ion source; VI.2.2. RFQ; VI.2.3. LINAC; VI.2.4. The high energy beam transport line; VI.2.5. Beam accidents; VI.2.6. Shielding for the target/ion - source; VI.2.7. The authorization procedures; VII. Siting, post-acceleration and coupling to experimental areas; VII.1. Post acceleration option; VII.1.1. Post acceleration in using the CIME cyclotron; VII.1.2. Re-injection of the CIME beams into CSS2; VII.1.3. Post acceleration with C0 + CSS1 + CSS2; VIII. Possible links between LINAG and EURISOL; VIII.1. Background to EURISOL; VIII.2. Synergies; IX. Summary of costs and general schedule; X. Conclusion

  4. Evaluation of the FRAPTRAN -1.3 Computer Code

    Manngaard, Tero [Quantum Technologies AB, Uppsala Science Park, SE-751 83 Uppsala (Sweden)

    2007-03-15

    The FRAPTRAN-1.3 computer code has been evaluated regarding its applicability, modelling capability, user friendliness, source code structure and supporting experimental database. The code is intended for thermo-mechanical analyses of light water reactor nuclear fuel rods under reactor power and coolant transients, such as overpower transients, reactivity initiated accidents (RIA), boiling-water reactor power oscillations without scram, and loss of coolant accidents (LOCA). Its experimental database covers boiling- and pressurized water reactor fuel rods with UO{sub 2} fuel up to rod burnups around 64 MWd/kgU. In FRAPTRAN-1.3, the fundamental equations for heat transfer and structural analysis are solved in one-dimensional (in the radial direction) and transient (time-dependent) form, and interaction between axial segments of the rod is confined to calculations of coolant axial flow, rod internal gas pressure and optionally axial flow of fission gases. The clad-to-coolant heat transfer conditions can either be specified as pre-calculated data or can be determined by a coolant channel model in the code. The code provides different clad rupture models depending on cladding temperature and amount of cladding plastic hoop strain. For LOCA analysis, a model calculating local clad shape (ballooning) and associated local stresses is available to predict clad burst. A strain based failure model is present for cladding rupture driven by pellet-cladding mechanical interaction. Two models exist for computation of high-temperature clad oxidation under LOCA (i) the Baker-Just model for licensing calculations and (ii) the Cathcart-Pawel model for best-estimate calculations. The code appears to be fairly easy to use, however, the applicability of the current version as a self-standing analysis tool for LOCA and RIA analyses depends highly on the numerical robustness of the coolant channel model for generation of clad-to-coolant heat transfer boundary conditions. The main

  5. Evaluation of the FRAPTRAN -1.3 Computer Code

    The FRAPTRAN-1.3 computer code has been evaluated regarding its applicability, modelling capability, user friendliness, source code structure and supporting experimental database. The code is intended for thermo-mechanical analyses of light water reactor nuclear fuel rods under reactor power and coolant transients, such as overpower transients, reactivity initiated accidents (RIA), boiling-water reactor power oscillations without scram, and loss of coolant accidents (LOCA). Its experimental database covers boiling- and pressurized water reactor fuel rods with UO2 fuel up to rod burnups around 64 MWd/kgU. In FRAPTRAN-1.3, the fundamental equations for heat transfer and structural analysis are solved in one-dimensional (in the radial direction) and transient (time-dependent) form, and interaction between axial segments of the rod is confined to calculations of coolant axial flow, rod internal gas pressure and optionally axial flow of fission gases. The clad-to-coolant heat transfer conditions can either be specified as pre-calculated data or can be determined by a coolant channel model in the code. The code provides different clad rupture models depending on cladding temperature and amount of cladding plastic hoop strain. For LOCA analysis, a model calculating local clad shape (ballooning) and associated local stresses is available to predict clad burst. A strain based failure model is present for cladding rupture driven by pellet-cladding mechanical interaction. Two models exist for computation of high-temperature clad oxidation under LOCA (i) the Baker-Just model for licensing calculations and (ii) the Cathcart-Pawel model for best-estimate calculations. The code appears to be fairly easy to use, however, the applicability of the current version as a self-standing analysis tool for LOCA and RIA analyses depends highly on the numerical robustness of the coolant channel model for generation of clad-to-coolant heat transfer boundary conditions. The main documentation

  6. Centrifugal barrel polishing of 1.3 GHz Nb cavities

    Superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) cavities are the key components of particle accelerators such as the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL, under construction) and the planned future International Linear Collider (ILC). Steady progress in surface treatment techniques of SRF cavities in both the achievable quality factor Q and the accelerating electric field Eacc makes new accelerators and ambitious projects feasible. One of the alternative surface preparation techniques which is actually being explored is centrifugal barrel polishing (CBP) pioneered at KEK in Japan in mid-nineties by T. Hiuchi et al. CBP is a mechanical polishing of cavities and results in around 10 x smaller surface roughness and mirror-like surface as compared to chemistry alone. Q and Eacc are expected to be at least as high as for chemically treated cavities. CBP eliminates the bulk chemistry and has the potential to completely replace the chemistry. The University of Hamburg is installing a CBP machine to study it as a cavity preparation and repair technique for 9-cell 1.3 GHz SRF cavities at the Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY). The setup and first commissioning tests will be presented and discussed.

  7. Human postprandial gastric emptying of 1-3-millimeter spheres

    Microspheres of pancreatin should empty from the stomachs of patients with pancreatic insufficiency as fast as food. The present study was undertaken in 26 healthy subjects to identify the size of spheres that would empty from the stomach with food and to determine whether different meals alter this size. Spheres of predefined sizes were labeled with /sup 113m/In or /sup 99m/Tc. Using a gamma-camera, we studied the concurrent gastric emptying of spheres labeled with /sup 113m/In and of chicken liver labeled with /sup 99m/Tc in 100-g, 154-kcal or 420-g, 919-kcal meals, or the concurrent emptying of 1-mm vs. larger spheres. One-millimeter spheres emptied consistently (p less than 0.01, paired t-test) faster than 2.4- or 3.2-mm spheres when ingested together with either the 420- or 100-g meals. Thus, in the 1-3-mm range of diameters, sphere size was a more important determinant of sphere emptying than meal size. Statistical analyses indicated that spheres 1.4 +/- 0.3 mm in diameter with a density of 1 empty at the same rate as /sup 99m/Tc-liver. Our data indicate some commercially marketed microspheres of pancreatin will empty too slowly to be effective in digestion of food

  8. A 1.3 cm Line Survey toward Orion KL

    Gong, Y; Thorwirth, S; Spezzano, S; Menten, K M; Walmsley, C M; Wyrowski, F; Mao, R Q; Klein, B

    2015-01-01

    Orion KL has served as a benchmark for spectral line searches throughout the (sub)millimeter regime. The main goal is to systematically study spectral characteristics of Orion KL in the 1.3 cm band. We carried out a spectral line survey (17.9 GHz to 26.2 GHz) with the Effelsberg-100 m telescope towards Orion KL. We find 261 spectral lines, yielding an average line density of about 32 spectral features per GHz above 3$\\sigma$. The identified lines include 164 radio recombination lines (RRLs) and 97 molecular lines. A total of 23 molecular transitions from species known to exist in Orion KL are detected for the first time in the interstellar medium. Non-metastable 15NH3 transitions are detected in Orion KL for the first time. Based on the velocity information of detected lines and the ALMA images, the spatial origins of molecular emission are constrained and discussed. A narrow feature is found in SO2 ($8_{1,7}-7_{2,6}$), possibly suggesting the presence of a maser line. Column densities and fractional abundanc...

  9. Diversidade antigênica entre amostras de Arcobacter spp isoladas de suínos no Rio Grande do Sul e presença de anticorpos aglutinantes em amostras de soro de porcas com problemas reprodutivos Antigenic diversity among strains of Arcobacter spp isolated from pigs in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and presence of agglutinin titers in serum samples of sows with reproductive problems

    Sérgio José de Oliveira; David Emilio Santos Neves de Barcellos; Sandra Maria Borowski

    1999-01-01

    O teste de aglutinação microscópica, usando a técnica descrita para o diagnóstico de leptospirose, foi utilizado para verificar a antigenicidade de 47 amostras de Arcobacter cryaerophilus e duas amostras de Arcobacter butzleri isoladas de suínos no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, em frente a soros hiperimunes produzidos em coelhos a partir de amostras padrões das bactérias. Verificou-se grande heterogeneidade antigênica e apenas quatro amostras provocaram títulos acima de 1.600 com os anti-soros p...

  10. Effect of Nb doping on electrochemical properties of LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} at high cutoff voltage for lithium-ion battery

    Wu, Jiefan [School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300130 (China); Liu, Hongguang, E-mail: hongguangliu_01@163.com [School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300130 (China); CNOOC Tianjin Chemical Research & Design Institute, Tianjin 300131 (China); Ye, Xuehai; Xia, Jiping; Lu, Yang; Lin, Chaowang; Yu, Xiaowei [CNOOC Tianjin Chemical Research & Design Institute, Tianjin 300131 (China)

    2015-09-25

    Highlights: • Nb substituted LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3−x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 2} (x = 0–0.03) was prepared by sol–gel method. • 2% Nb-substituted sample showed better cycle performance at high cutoff voltage. • Ex situ analysis was used to show the structure changes of Nb-doped samples. - Abstract: Nb doped cathode materials with the formula LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3−x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 2} (x = 0, 0.01, 0.02, 0.03) have been prepared successfully by sol–gel method. The effect of Nb substitution on the crystal structure and electrochemical properties of LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} were studied systematically by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and various electrochemical measurements. The results showed Nb substitution played an important role in the good cycling performance of LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2}. Charge/discharge tests revealed that LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3–0.02}Nb{sub 0.02}O{sub 2} showed a capacity retention of 94.1% at 1 C after 50 cycles in a high cutoff voltage range (3.0–4.6 V), while discharge capacity of LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} remains only 89.4% of that at 1 C. Ex-situ XRD analysis and EIS analysis indicated that the improved electrochemical properties of Nb-doped sample result from the more stable structure and lower resistance during the electrochemical cycling.

  11. 1,3-Dinitrobenzene neurotoxicity - Passage effect in immortalized astrocytes.

    Maurer, Laura L; Latham, Jackelyn D; Landis, Rory W; Song, Dong Hoon; Epstein, Tamir; Philbert, Martin A

    2016-03-01

    Age-related disturbances in astrocytic mitochondrial function are linked to loss of neuroprotection and decrements in neurological function. The immortalized rat neocortical astrocyte-derived cell line, DI-TNC1, provides a convenient model for the examination of cellular aging processes that are difficult to study in primary cell isolates from aged brain. Successive passages in culture may serve as a surrogate of aging in which time-dependent adaptation to culture conditions may result in altered responses to xenobiotic challenge. To investigate the hypothesis that astrocytic mitochondrial homeostatic function is decreased with time in culture, low passage DI-TNC1 astrocytes (LP; #2-8) and high passage DI-TNC1 astrocytes (HP; #17-28) were exposed to the mitochondrial neurotoxicant 1,3-dinitrobenzene (DNB). Cells were exposed in either monoculture or in co-culture with primary cortical neurons. Astrocyte mitochondrial membrane potential, morphology, ATP production and proliferation were monitored in monoculture, and the ability of DI-TNC1 cells to buffer K(+)-induced neuronal depolarization was examined in co-cultures. In HP DI-TNC1 cells, DNB exposure decreased proliferation, reduced mitochondrial membrane potential and significantly decreased mitochondrial form factor. Low passage DI-TNC1 cells effectively attenuated K(+)-induced neuronal depolarization in the presence of DNB whereas HP counterparts were unable to buffer K(+) in DNB challenge. Following DNB challenge, LP DI-TNC1 cells exhibited greater viability in co-culture than HP. The data provide compelling evidence that there is an abrupt phenotypic change in DI-TNC1 cells between passage #9-16 that significantly diminishes the ability of DI-TNC1 cells to compensate for neurotoxic challenge and provide neuroprotective spatial buffering. Whether or not these functional changes have an in vivo analog in aging brain remains to be determined. PMID:26769196

  12. Characterization of Metabolites during Biodegradation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine (RDX) with Municipal Anaerobic Sludge†

    Hawari, Jalal; Halasz, Annamaria; Sheremata, Tamara; Beaudet, Sylvie; Groom, Carl; Paquet, Louise; Rhofir, Chakib; Ampleman, Guy; Thiboutot, Sonia

    2000-01-01

    The biodegradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in liquid cultures with municipal anaerobic sludge showed that at least two degradation routes were involved in the disappearance of the cyclic nitramine. In one route, RDX was reduced to give the familiar nitroso derivatives hexahydro-1-nitroso-3,5-dinitro-1,3,5-triazine (MNX) and hexahydro-1,3-dinitroso-5-nitro-1,3,5-triazine (DNX). In the second route, two novel metabolites, methylenedinitramine [(O2NNH)2CH2] and bis(hydro...

  13. 奥运营销:"1+3"赞助铁律%Olympic Marketing: "1+3" Sponsored Rule

    黄琍

    2008-01-01

    @@ 用1元钱赞助,要用3元钱做推广,这一直是奥运赞助这个豪门盛宴的预算定律.但摆在家门口的北京奥运会,打动了很多中国企业,他们的规模不大只有几十亿元人民币甚至更小规模,奥运赞助的预算规律有可能成为他们不能承受之重.这类企业在市场推广上善于寻找四两拨千斤的机会,习惯于成本意识,市场人员甚至企业操盘者都在意地细数在央视广告中的曝光次数.而且信奉"好钢用在刀刃上"的市场推广原则,他们的实践能否打破"1+3"的奥运赞助铁律?

  14. Microemulsion preparation and electrochemical characteristics of LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} powders

    Lu, Chung-Hsin; Lin, Yu-Kai [Electronic and Electro-optical Ceramics Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei (China)

    2009-04-01

    Layer-structured LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} was successfully synthesized via a reverse microemulsion (R{mu}E) route. Well-crystallized nanosized (around 45 nm) powders were obtained with calcination at 800 C. The Rietveld refinement data revealed low degree of cationic displacement in the obtained powders. Within the voltage range of 2.5-4.5 V, the microemulsion-derived LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} delivered 187.2 and 195.5 mAh g{sup -1} at room temperature and 55 C, respectively. The prepared powders were found to exhibit low irreversible capacity and good capacity retention. Microemulsion-derived LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} demonstrated better rate capability than the solid-state derived samples, owing to the reduced particle size and increased surface area. Once the upper cut-off voltage reached 4.6 V, the capacity faded more rapidly than in other operation potential ranges. In this study, the microemulsion process effectively improved the electrochemical characteristics of LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2}. This soft chemical route possesses a great potential for synthesizing other types of cathode materials with multiple cations. (author)

  15. 3, 3‧-sulfonyldipropionitrile: A novel electrolyte additive that can augment the high-voltage performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/graphite batteries

    Zheng, Xiangzhen; Huang, Tao; Pan, Ying; Wang, Wenguo; Fang, Guihuang; Ding, Kaining; Wu, Maoxiang

    2016-07-01

    Our study shows that 3, 3‧-sulfonyldipropionitrile (SDPN), as an electrolyte additive, can dramatically enhance the performance of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/graphite lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) at high voltages (3.0-4.6 V vs. Li/Li+). After adding 0.2 wt% SDPN to the electrolytes; i.-e., 1.0 M LiPF6-EC/DMC/EMC, the capacity for the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/graphite cell to retain power was significantly increased from 59.5% to 77.3% after only 100 cycles, which shows the promising application of SDPN at higher voltages. Density functional theory calculation results indicate that SDPN had reduced oxidative constancy compared to ethylene carbonate (EC), dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and ethyl methyl carbonate (EMC). The effects of SDPN on cell performance are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The testing results indicate that the improvement in cycling activity could be ascribed to the thinner cathode electrolyte interface film originated from SDPN on the LIB using LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2, which reduced the interfacial resistance at a high voltage, but also protected the decomposition of electrolytes and suppressed transition metal dissolution.

  16. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of CaF2-coated for long-cycling Li[Mn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3]O2 cathode materials

    Li[Mn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3]O2 cathode material for lithium ion batteries was coated by CaF2 via wet coating strategy. The CaF2-coated Li[Mn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3]O2 were analyzed by X-ray diffraction spectra (XRD), the scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) to confirm the structure and morphology of cathode material. Cyclic voltammetry and cycling charge–discharge measurements were carried out to study the electrochemical performance of bare and coated samples, as well as the optimal coating dosage. Comparison tests have found that the capacity retention is 67.9% for bare sample and 93.5% for 1.0 wt.% CaF2-coated sample. In summary, the CaF2 coating strategy benefits the cycling performance of Li[Mn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3]O2 cathode material, and the optimal dosage of coating agent is 1.0 wt.%.

  17. Quantitation of DNA Adducts Induced by 1,3-Butadiene

    Sangaraju, Dewakar; Villalta, Peter W.; Wickramaratne, Susith; Swenberg, James; Tretyakova, Natalia

    2014-07-01

    Human exposure to 1,3-butadiene (BD) present in automobile exhaust, cigarette smoke, and forest fires is of great concern because of its potent carcinogenicity. The adverse health effects of BD are mediated by its epoxide metabolites such as 3,4-epoxy-1-butene (EB), which covalently modify genomic DNA to form promutagenic nucleobase adducts. Because of their direct role in cancer, BD-DNA adducts can be used as mechanism-based biomarkers of BD exposure. In the present work, a mass spectrometry-based methodology was developed for accurate, sensitive, and precise quantification of EB-induced N-7-(1-hydroxy-3-buten-2-yl) guanine (EB-GII) DNA adducts in vivo. In our approach, EB-GII adducts are selectively released from DNA backbone by neutral thermal hydrolysis, followed by ultrafiltration, offline HPLC purification, and isotope dilution nanoLC/ESI+-HRMS3 analysis on an Orbitrap Velos mass spectrometer. Following method validation, EB-GII lesions were quantified in human fibrosarcoma (HT1080) cells treated with micromolar concentrations of EB and in liver tissues of rats exposed to sub-ppm concentrations of BD (0.5-1.5 ppm). EB-GII concentrations increased linearly from 1.15 ± 0.23 to 10.11 ± 0.45 adducts per 106 nucleotides in HT1080 cells treated with 0.5-10 μM DEB. EB-GII concentrations in DNA of laboratory rats exposed to 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 ppm BD were 0.17 ± 0.05, 0.33 ± 0.08, and 0.50 ± 0.04 adducts per 106 nucleotides, respectively. We also used the new method to determine the in vivo half-life of EB-GII adducts in rat liver DNA (2.20 ± 0.12 d) and to detect EB-GII in human blood DNA. To our knowledge, this is the first application of nanoLC/ESI+-HRMS3 Orbitrap methodology to quantitative analysis of DNA adducts in vivo.

  18. Magnetic resonance studies of irradiated 1,3-dimethylxanthine

    ESR and ENDOR techniques were used to study the x-ray induced damage in single crystals of the organic molecule theophylline (1,3 dimethylxanthine). A K-band spectrometer operating at 25GHz was used for ESR and ENDOR measurements. X-irradiation was carried out at 25K, 80K, and at room temperature, and spectra were observed as the temperature was varied. The low temperature experiments were achieved by using a closed cycle helium refrigeration system. A detailed analysis was made of the spectra, and four different radicals (R1, R2, R3, and R4) were identified after irradiation. Radical R1 was identified as a hydrogen atom radical, stable from 20 to 6OK; radical R2 was identified as an anion radical stable from 20 to 8OK; radical R3 was formed by hydrogen abstraction from the methyl group at C(10); and radical R4 was found to be a hydrogen-adduct species. Radical R3 was characterized by the following parameters: (1) Methylene hydrogen hyperfine tensor values of 28.8, 17.8, 13.2 G, and 27.7, 18.9, 8.8 G; (2) g-tensor values of 2.0012, 2.0019, and 2.0036; (3) Isotropic methyl group coupling of 4 G; (4) A spin density of 0.68 on C(10). Radical R4 was characterized by (1) an isotropic methelene hydrogen coupling of 37.1 G; (2) a maximum nitrogen coupling at N(9) of 21 G; (3) hydrogen coupling tensor values, due to protonation at N(g), of 12.0, 8.5, and 3.0 G; (4) rotating methyl group tensor values, at N(l), of 2.38, 2.71, and 5.19 MHz; (5) g-tensor values of 2.0012, 2.0033, and 2.0049; (6) spin density of 0.38 on N(9). A kinetics study indicated that radical R3 converts to radical R4 at about 160 K

  19. Magnetic resonance studies of irradiated 1,3-dimethylxanthine

    Majid, E.

    1989-01-01

    ESR and ENDOR techniques were used to study the x-ray induced damage in single crystals of the organic molecule theophylline (1,3 dimethylxanthine). A K-band spectrometer operating at 25GHz was used for ESR and ENDOR measurements. X-irradiation was carried out at 25K, 80K, and at room temperature, and spectra were observed as the temperature was varied. The low temperature experiments were achieved by using a closed cycle helium refrigeration system. A detailed analysis was made of the spectra, and four different radicals (R1, R2, R3, and R4) were identified after irradiation. Radical R1 was identified as a hydrogen atom radical, stable from 20 to 6OK; radical R2 was identified as an anion radical stable from 20 to 8OK; radical R3 was formed by hydrogen abstraction from the methyl group at C(10); and radical R4 was found to be a hydrogen-adduct species. Radical R3 was characterized by the following parameters: (1) Methylene hydrogen hyperfine tensor values of 28.8, 17.8, 13.2 G, and 27.7, 18.9, 8.8 G; (2) g-tensor values of 2.0012, 2.0019, and 2.0036; (3) Isotropic methyl group coupling of 4 G; (4) A spin density of 0.68 on C(10). Radical R4 was characterized by (1) an isotropic methelene hydrogen coupling of 37.1 G; (2) a maximum nitrogen coupling at N(9) of 21 G; (3) hydrogen coupling tensor values, due to protonation at N(g), of 12.0, 8.5, and 3.0 G; (4) rotating methyl group tensor values, at N(l), of 2.38, 2.71, and 5.19 MHz; (5) g-tensor values of 2.0012, 2.0033, and 2.0049; (6) spin density of 0.38 on N(9). A kinetics study indicated that radical R3 converts to radical R4 at about 160 K.

  20. Caracterização antigênica e molecular de oito amostras do vírus da doença de Aujeszky isoladas no estado do Rio Grande do Sul em 2003 Antigenic and molecular characterization of eight samples of Aujeszky's disease virus isolated in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2003

    Alessandra D'Ávila da Silva

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available A doença de Aujeszky ou pseudoraiva (DA, causada pelo vírus da pseudoraiva (PRV é a maior preocupação na produção de suínos. No estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, a DA foi somente detectada em 1954, em bovino. Em 2003, ocorreram dois surtos de encefalite em granjas na região norte do estado, fronteira com o estado de Santa Catarina. O vírus da doença de Aujeszky (VDA foi isolado a partir de animais coletados em oito granjas distintas da região e submetido a análises antigênicas e moleculares. As amostras de VDA isoladas foram comparadas com as amostras padrão NIA-3 e NP. A caracterização antigênica dos mesmos foi realizada com testes de imunoperoxidase frente a um painel de anticorpos mono-clonais (Mabs preparado contra epitopos de glicoproteinas virais (gB, gC, gD e gE. A caracterização genômica foi realizada através da análise restrição enzimática (REA sobre o genoma total das amostras, com a enzima de restrição (REA Bam HI. O perfil antigênico das oito amostras isoladas no Rio Grande do Sul, bem como os apresentados pelas amostras padrão NIA-3 e NP, foram similares. A REA revelou que todos as oito amostras do Rio Grande do Sul apresentaram um arranjo genômico do tipo II, genótipo frequentemente encontrado em surtos prévios de DA em outros estados do Brasil. Os resultados aqui obtidos indicam que as oito amostras isoladas no Rio Grande do Sul são similares.Pseudorabies or Aujeszky's disease (AD, caused by pseudorabies virus (PRV is a major concern in swine production. In the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, AD was only detected in 1954, in cattle. In 2003 two outbreaks of encephalitis occurred on the northern region of the state, close to the border with the state of Santa Catarina. Pseudorabies virus (PRV was isolated from distinct farms within the region and subjected to antigenic and genomic analyses. These isolates were compared with prototype strains NIA-3 and NP. Antigenic characterization with a

  1. A novel process for recycling and resynthesizing LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} from the cathode scraps intended for lithium-ion batteries

    Zhang, Xihua [National Engineering Laboratory for Hydrometallurgical Cleaner Production Technology, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Beijing Engineering Research Center of Process Pollution Control, Beijing 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Xie, Yongbing, E-mail: ybxie@ipe.ac.cn [National Engineering Laboratory for Hydrometallurgical Cleaner Production Technology, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Beijing Engineering Research Center of Process Pollution Control, Beijing 100190 (China); Cao, Hongbin, E-mail: hbcao@ipe.ac.cn [National Engineering Laboratory for Hydrometallurgical Cleaner Production Technology, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Beijing Engineering Research Center of Process Pollution Control, Beijing 100190 (China); Nawaz, Faheem [National Engineering Laboratory for Hydrometallurgical Cleaner Production Technology, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Beijing Engineering Research Center of Process Pollution Control, Beijing 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Zhang, Yi [National Engineering Laboratory for Hydrometallurgical Cleaner Production Technology, Beijing 100190 (China); Key Laboratory of Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Beijing Engineering Research Center of Process Pollution Control, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • A simple process to recycle cathode scraps intended for lithium-ion batteries. • Complete separation of the cathode material from the aluminum foil is achieved. • The recovered aluminum foil is highly pure. • LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} is directly resynthesized from the separated cathode material. - Abstract: To solve the recycling challenge for aqueous binder based lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), a novel process for recycling and resynthesizing LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} from the cathode scraps generated during manufacturing process is proposed in this study. Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is employed to separate the cathode material from the aluminum foil. The effects of TFA concentration, liquid/solid (L/S) ratio, reaction temperature and time on the separation efficiencies of the cathode material and aluminum foil are investigated systematically. The cathode material can be separated completely under the optimal experimental condition of 15 vol.% TFA solution, L/S ratio of 8.0 mL g{sup −1}, reacting at 40 °C for 180 min along with appropriate agitation. LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} is successfully resynthesized from the separated cathode material by solid state reaction method. Several kinds of characterizations are performed to verify the typical properties of the resynthesized LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} powder. Electrochemical tests show that the initial charge and discharge capacities of the resynthesized LiNi{sub 1/3}Co{sub 1/3}Mn{sub 1/3}O{sub 2} are 201 mAh g{sup −1} and 155.4 mAh g{sup −1} (2.8–4.5 V, 0.1 C), respectively. The discharge capacity remains at 129 mAh g{sup −1} even after 30 cycles with a capacity retention ratio of 83.01%.

  2. A novel process for recycling and resynthesizing LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 from the cathode scraps intended for lithium-ion batteries

    Highlights: • A simple process to recycle cathode scraps intended for lithium-ion batteries. • Complete separation of the cathode material from the aluminum foil is achieved. • The recovered aluminum foil is highly pure. • LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 is directly resynthesized from the separated cathode material. - Abstract: To solve the recycling challenge for aqueous binder based lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), a novel process for recycling and resynthesizing LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 from the cathode scraps generated during manufacturing process is proposed in this study. Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is employed to separate the cathode material from the aluminum foil. The effects of TFA concentration, liquid/solid (L/S) ratio, reaction temperature and time on the separation efficiencies of the cathode material and aluminum foil are investigated systematically. The cathode material can be separated completely under the optimal experimental condition of 15 vol.% TFA solution, L/S ratio of 8.0 mL g−1, reacting at 40 °C for 180 min along with appropriate agitation. LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 is successfully resynthesized from the separated cathode material by solid state reaction method. Several kinds of characterizations are performed to verify the typical properties of the resynthesized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 powder. Electrochemical tests show that the initial charge and discharge capacities of the resynthesized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 are 201 mAh g−1 and 155.4 mAh g−1 (2.8–4.5 V, 0.1 C), respectively. The discharge capacity remains at 129 mAh g−1 even after 30 cycles with a capacity retention ratio of 83.01%

  3. Imunodiagnóstico da leptospirose humana através do teste ELISA-IgM, empregando-se diferentes preparações antigênicas a partir de sorotipos prevalentes de Leptospira interrogans Immunodiagnostic of human leptospirosis by ELISA-IgM, employing: different antigenic preparations as from prevalent serovars of Leptospira interrogans

    Marcos Vinicius da Silva

    1990-08-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se estudo comparativo de diferentes sorotipos de Leptospira interrogans utilizados na preparação de antígenos empregados no teste ELISA, para a detecção de anticorpos da classe IgM, em amostras de soro na fase precoce e tardia da leptospirose humana. Foram utilizados dez sorotipos, escolhidos entre os que apresentaram maior reatividade na soroaglutinação microscópica (SAM, na cidade de São Paulo. Os cinco sorotipos que apresentaram melhores resultados individualmente no teste ELISA-IgM (canicola, hebdomadis, icterohaemorrhagiae, cynopteri e brasiliensis, foram também estudados em mistura antigênica. Os antígenos não tratados apresentaram maior reatividade do que os antígenos tratados com Triton X - 100 (4% à temperatura de 50ºC, durante 4 horas. O teste ELISA-IgM empregando os sorotipos não tratados, isoladamente, e em mistura antigênica, mostrou-se altamente sensível, podendo ser empregado como teste de triagem para o diagnóstico precoce da leptospirose humana. Outra aplicação do teste é permitir a detecção do início de situações epidêmicas ou de surtos, possibilitando acionar medidas de vigilância epidemiológica.A comparative study among different serovars of Leptospira interrogans was performed in order to prepare antigens to detect IgM antibodies by ELISA in early and late phase of human leptospirosis. Ten serovars were chosen among the most prevalent detected by microscopic seroagglutination (SAM in São Paulo city. Using ELISA-IgM five of them showed better results (canicola, hebdomadis, icterohaemorrhagiae, cynopteri and brasiliensis. These ones were also studied in a pool. The non-treated antigens showed higher reactivity than the Triton X-100 (4%/50ºC/4h. ELISA-IgM using individually or pool of non treated antigens proved to be reliable with high sensitivity and should be used for an earlier diagnosis of leptospirosis, as a trial test. Faster diagnostic elucidation can be useful to detect

  4. 40 CFR 721.7280 - 1,3-Propanediamine, N,N′-1,2-ethanediylbis-, polymer with 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine...

    2010-07-01

    ...-ethanediylbis-, polymer with 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine, reaction products with N-butyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl...-, polymer with 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine, reaction products with N-butyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4... identified as 1,3-propanediamine, N,N′-1,2-ethanediylbis-, polymer with...

  5. Genotoxicity of 1,3-butadiene and its epoxy intermediates.

    Walker, Vernon E; Walker, Dale M; Meng, Quanxin; McDonald, Jacob D; Scott, Bobby R; Seilkop, Steven K; Claffey, David J; Upton, Patricia B; Powley, Mark W; Swenberg, James A; Henderson, Rogene F

    2009-08-01

    Current risk assessments of 1,3-butadiene (BD*) are complicated by limited evidence of its carcinogenicity in humans. Hence, there is a critical need to identify early events and factors that account for the heightened sensitivity of mice to BD-induced carcinogenesis and to deter-mine which animal model, mouse or rat, is the more useful surrogate of potency for predicting health effects in BD-exposed humans. HEI sponsored an earlier investigation of mutagenic responses in mice and rats exposed to BD, or to the racemic mixture of 1,2-epoxy-3-butene (BDO) or of 1,2,3,4-diepoxybutane (BDO2; Walker and Meng 2000). In that study, our research team demonstrated (1) that the frequency of mutations in the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase (Hprt) gene of splenic T cells from BD-exposed mice and rats could be correlated with the species-related differences in cancer susceptibility; (2) that mutagenic-potency and mutagenic-specificity data from mice and rats exposed to BD or its individual epoxy intermediates could provide useful information about the BD metabolites responsible for mutations in each species; and (3) that our novel approach to measuring the mutagenic potency of a given chemical exposure as the change in Hprt mutant frequencies (Mfs) over time was valuable for estimating species-specific differences in mutagenic responses to BD exposure and for predicting the effect of BD metabolites in each species. To gain additional mode-of-action information that can be used to inform studies of human responses to BD exposure, experiments in the current investigation tested a new set of five hypotheses about species-specific patterns in the mutagenic effects in rodents of exposure to BD and BD metabolites: 1. Repeated BD exposures at low levels that approach the occupational exposure limit for BD workers (set by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) are mutagenic in female mice. 2. The differences in mutagenic responses of the Hprt gene to BD

  6. Biodegradation of the Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine Ring Cleavage Product 4-Nitro-2,4-Diazabutanal by Phanerochaete chrysosporium

    Fournier, Diane; Halasz, Annamaria; Spain, Jim; Spanggord, Ronald J.; Bottaro, Jeffrey C.; Hawari, Jalal

    2004-01-01

    Initial denitration of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) by Rhodococcus sp. strain DN22 produces CO2 and the dead-end product 4-nitro-2,4-diazabutanal (NDAB), OHCNHCH2NHNO2, in high yield. Here we describe experiments to determine the biodegradability of NDAB in liquid culture and soils containing Phanerochaete chrysosporium. A soil sample taken from an ammunition plant contained RDX (342 μmol kg−1), HMX (octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine; 3,057 μmol kg−1), MNX (hex...

  7. Synthesis and Characterization of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2−xClx as Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries at 55°C

    Hai-Lang Zhang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of materials based on the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xClx system were prepared by a sol-gel method, and their phase formation processes, crystal structures, and electrochemical performances were studied by thermogravimetric analyses (TG/DTG, X-ray diffraction (XRD, charge-discharge tests, and cyclic voltammetry (CV. The XRD patterns indicate that the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-xClx powders with better crystalline structure could be obtained at calcining temperature 850°C for 20 h under air atmosphere and show that the chlorine addition may induce the change of lattice parameters. The charge-discharge tests show that both the specific capacities and capacity retentions of Cl-doped materials increase compared to the undoped material, especially for the capacity retention at the high-voltage region. At 55°C, the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-0.10Cl0.10 cathode material shows the highest initial discharge capacity of 180.1 mAh·g−1 and the best capacity retention with the value of 91.9% after 100 cycles in the region of 2.0–4.4 V at 0.1 C, while the initial discharge capacity is 208.2 mAh·g−1 when the charge cutoff voltage is up to 4.6 V.

  8. Growth mechanisms for spherical mixed hydroxide agglomerates prepared by co-precipitation method: A case of Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3(OH)2

    Highlights: • Anisotropic growth of Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3(OH)2 along the [0 0 1] direction was revealed. • DFT calculation results show crystal surface energies of (0 0 1) plane is highest. • A new model was proposed to explain the formation of spherical agglomerates. - Abstract: Spherical Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3(OH)2 agglomerates were synthesized by the co-precipitation method in the presence of ammonia. The results show that the growth mechanism of spherical agglomerates follows three-stages, i.e. nucleation and anisotropic growth of single crystals; agglomeration of polycrystalline crystallites agglomerated by single crystal grains as primary particles to form embryonic agglomerates; formation, growth and consolidation of spherical agglomerates or particles by agglomeration of embryonic agglomerates, continued growth of individual crystals in the agglomerates and further attachment of primary particles. The first two stages are very fast while the last stage takes almost the entire process to complete. The main reason for the anisotropic growth of Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3(OH)2 crystal is that crystal surface energy of E(001), E(100), E(101) and E(102) is different with E(001) being the highest. The morphology of the final spherical agglomerates is explained by partial re-crystallization of contacting primary particles. The growth process of spherical agglomerates was examined by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and calculation of crystal surface energy using density function theory

  9. Improvement of electrochemical properties of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 by coating with V2O5 layer

    Liu, Xizheng; He, Ping; Li, Huiqiao; Ishida, Masayoshi; Zhou, Haoshen

    2012-01-01

    The capacity fading and lower rate of layered cathode materials prohibited widely applications in lithium ion batteries. In this paper, V2O5 was coated on the surface of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 to enhance its electrochemical performance at a voltage range of 2.8–4.5 V. The prepared materials were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The capacity retention at the 100th cycle have been increased from 62% to o...

  10. 1-(Triethoxysilylbuta-1,3-dienes—New Building Blocks for Stereoselective Synthesis of Unsymmetrical (E,E-1,4-Disubstituted 1,3-dienes

    Justyna Szudkowska-Frątczak

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A convenient methodology for the highly stereoselective synthesis of unsymmetrical (1E,3E-1,4-disubstituted 1,3-dienes based on palladium-catalyzed Hiyama cross-coupling reaction of 1-(triethoxysilyl-substituted buta-1,3-dienes with aryl iodides is reported.

  11. Poly(,'-dibromo--ethyl-benzene-1,3-disulphonamide) and ,,','-tetrabromobenzene-1,3-disulphonamide as novel catalysts for synthesis of quinoxaline derivatives

    Ramin Ghorbani-Vaghei; Somaye Hajinazari

    2013-03-01

    Poly(,'-dibromo--ethyl-benzene-1,3-disulphonamide) [PBBS] and ,,','-tetrabromobenzene-1,3-disulphonamide [TBBDA] were used as efficient catalysts for the synthesis of quinoxaline derivatives in excellent yields from 1,2-diamines and 1,2-dicarbonyls under aqueous and solvent-free conditions.

  12. 1,3,5-Triethylbenzene Transformation Reactions Compared to Its Transalkylation Reaction with Ethylbenzene

    Akhtar, M. Naseem

    2009-08-20

    The transalkylation of 1,3,5-triethylbenzene (1,3,5-TEB) with ethylbenzene (EB) has been studied over USYtype catalysts using a riser simulator that mimics the operation of a fluidized-bed reactor. The reaction mixture EB and 1,3,5-TEB was used at a molar ratio of 1:1, which is equivalent to 40:60 wt % of EB/1,3,5-TEB, respectively. The reaction temperature was varied from 350 to 500 °C with a time on stream ranging from 3-15 s. The effect of reaction conditions on 1,3,5-TEB conversion, DEB selectivity, and isomerization of 1,3,5-TEB is reported. The transalkylation of 1,3,5-TEB with EB has been compared to the transformation reaction of pure 1,3,5-TEB and EB. The experimental results have revealed that reactivity of 1,3,5-TEB and selectivity of DEB is increased during the transalkylation reaction (EB + 1,3,5-TEB) as compared to the transformation reaction of pure EB or 1,3,5-TEB. The 1,3,5-TEB undergoes isomerization and a cracking reaction to produce DEB and EB but does not undergo any appreciable disproportionation reaction. The isomerization of 1,3,5-TEB is more active at low temperatures, while cracking is more active at high temperatures. © 2009 American Chemical Society.

  13. Physicochemical characteristics of poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene)-alumina for mesocarbon microbeads versus LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 Li-ion polymer cells

    Manikandan, P.; Kousalya, S.; Periasamy, P.

    2013-10-01

    Membranes based on the composite gel polymer electrolyte (CGPE) system have been prepared through the solution casting method using poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) (P(VdF-HFP)), nano-sized alumina ceramics (Al2O3) and 1 M LiCF3SO3 salt dissolved in the mixture of (1:1) ethylene carbonate, dimethyl carbonate (EC+DMC) solvents. Physicochemical characteristics viz., structural, electrochemical properties of these membranes have been analyzed. The optimum composition of 10 wt% Al2O3 with (P(VdF-HFP)) and 1 M LiCF3SO3 in EC+DMC showed a higher ionic conductivity of 7.1047×10-3 S cm-1, electrochemical stability of 4.9 V (CGPE-10, 30 °C) which can be attributed to honey-comb structure. This Li/CGPE-10/LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 cell delivered significant enhancement in charge-discharge studies viz., 186 mA h g-1 (1st) and good capacity retention ˜90% (50th) in the voltage range 2.5-4.6 V at 0.1 C rate. Also, corresponding Li-ion polymer cell (MCMB/CGPE-10/LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2) yielded proportionate 2.38 mA h and the capacity retention ˜95% at the 50th cycle.

  14. Structure and Electrochemistry of LiNi1/3Co1/3-yMyMn1/3O2 (M=Ti, Al, Fe) Positive Electrode Materials

    Wilcox, James; Patoux, Sebastien; Doeff, Marca

    2009-01-14

    A series of materials based on the LiNi1/3Co1/3-yMyMn1/3O2 (M = Ti,Al,Fe) system has been synthesized and examined structurally and electrochemically. It is found that the changes in electrochemical performance depend highly on the nature of the substituting atom and its effect on the crystal structure. Substitution with small amounts of Ti4+ (y = 1/12) leads to the formation of a high-capacity and high-rate positive electrode material. Iron substituted materials suffer from an increased antisite defect concentration and exhibit lower capacities and poor rate capabilities. Single-phase materials are found for LiNi1/3Co1/3-yAlyMn1/3O2 when y<_ 1/4 and all exhibit decreased capacities when cycled to 4.3 V. However, an increase in rate performance and cycle stability upon aluminum substitution is correlated with an improved lamellar structure.

  15. High-performance hierarchical LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 microspheres synthesized via a facile template-sacrificial route

    Highlights: • Microsphere hierarchical LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 was fabricated. • A facile in situ route with MnO2 as the sacrificial template was developed. • Conventional co-precipitate synthesis method was compared. • The hierarchical microsphere sample exhibits superior electrochemical performance. -- Abstract: LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 microspheres have been successfully synthesized via a facile in situ route with MnO2 as the sacrificial template. The as-obtained sample shows a unique nano/micro-hierarchical structure. As a cathode material for lithium-ion battery, the sample exhibits excellent electrochemical performance with higher capacity, superior cycling stability and rate capability as compared with that prepared by conventional co-precipitate reaction method. The discharge specific capacities for the first cycle are 196, 187, 182 and 176 mA h g−1 at 0.1, 0.2, 0.5 and 1 C, respectively. The superior performance can be ascribed to the unique microstructure with numerous nanosized primary particles that can provide rapid pathway for Li+ and e− diffusion, and facilitate the penetration of the electrolyte

  16. Preparation of Li[Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3]O2 powders for cathode material in secondary battery by solid-state method

    PARK Sook Hee; KANG Chan Hyoung

    2006-01-01

    Employing Li2CO3, NiO, Co3O4, and MnCO3 powders as starting materials, Li[Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3]O2 was synthesized by solid-state reaction method.Various grinding aids were applied during milling in order to optimize the synthesis process.After successive heat treatments at 650 and 950 ℃, the prepared powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy.The powders prepared by adding salt (NaCl) as grinding aid exhibit a clear R3m layer structure.The powders by other grinding aids like heptane show some impurity peaks in the XRD pattern.The former powders show a uniform particle size distribution of less than 1 μm average size while the latter shows a wide distribution ranging from 1 to 10 μm.Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysiss show that the ratio of Ni, Co, and Mn content in the powder is approximately 1/3, 1/3, and 1/3, respecively.The EDX data indicate no incorporation of sodium or chlorine into the powders.Charge-discharge tests gave an initial discharge capacity of 160 mAh·g-1 for the powders with NaCl addition while 70 mAh·g-1 for the powders with heptane.

  17. The synthesis and properties of cyclic derivatives of glycerin. 1,3-dioxolan

    For the receiving of biologically active compounds, reagents for the organic synthesis and other, the important sense have the cyclic ethers, received on the glycerin base. Them belong the derivatives of 1,3-dioxolan and 1,3-dioxan

  18. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-3 - Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation.

    2010-10-01

    ...: Laboratory management and operation. 970.1504-1-3 Section 970.1504-1-3 Federal Acquisition Regulations System... Negotiation 970.1504-1-3 Special considerations: Laboratory management and operation. (a) For the management... principles (i.e., commercial using 48 CFR 31.2, nonprofit using OMB Circular A-122, or...

  19. 23 CFR 1.3 - Federal-State cooperation; authority of State highway departments.

    2010-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Federal-State cooperation; authority of State highway departments. 1.3 Section 1.3 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GENERAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION GENERAL § 1.3 Federal-State cooperation; authority of State highway...

  20. Darstellung und Reaktionen von Tricarbonyl-(trimethylsiloxy-1,3-cyclohexadien)-Eisen-Komplexen

    Effenberger, Franz; Keil, Michael

    1981-01-01

    Tricarbonyl (trimethylsiloxy-1,3-cyclohexadien) iron complexes react with triphenylmethyl tetrafluoroborate by elimination of both, hydride and the trimethylsilyl group. The tricarbonyl(1,3cyclohexadienyl)iron salt, resulting from hydrolysis, reacts with nucleophiles to afford 5-substituted tricarbonyl(2-hydroxy-1,3-cyclohexadien)-iron complexes.

  1. Electrochemical properties of nano-sized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 powders in the range from 56 to 101 nm prepared by flame spray pyrolysis

    Graphical abstract: Nano-sized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 powders are prepared by flame spray pyrolysis. A lithium excess of 15% of the stoichiometric amount in the spray solution produced powder with good electrochemical properties for use as a cathode. The mean particle sizes of the powders post-treated at 700 and 800 °C are 56 and 101 nm, respectively. The powder prepared with 15% excess lithium results in the highest initial discharge capacity of 174 mAh g−1. Highlights: ► Nano-sized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 powders are prepared directly by flame spray pyrolysis. ► The mean particle sizes of the powders post-treated at 700 and 800 °C are 56 and 101 nm, respectively. ► The powder prepared with 15% excess lithium results in the highest initial discharge capacity of 174 mAh g−1. - Abstract: Nano-sized LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 powders in the range from 56 to 101 nm with hexagonal α-NaFeO2 structures are prepared directly by flame spray pyrolysis. Post-treatment of the powders at 700 °C increases their crystallinity and mean particle sizes. The intensity ratios of the powders’ (0 0 3) and (1 0 4) peaks in the XRD patterns prepared from spray solutions with lithium excesses of 10, 15 and 20% of the stoichiometric amount are 0.83, 1.25 and 1.25, respectively. The powder prepared with 15% excess lithium results in the highest initial discharge capacity of 174 mAh g−1 when post-treated at 700 °C. The discharge capacity of the powder post-treated at 800 °C decreases from 168 to 120 mAh g−1 after 30 cycles.

  2. Daño a los hepatocitos por lectina inhibible por D-Galactosa/N-Acetil D-Galactosamina de Entamoeba Histolytica

    Judith Pacheco Yépez; Adrián Rondán Zárate; Mineko Shibayama; Víctor Tsutsumi; Rafael Campos Rodríguez

    2006-01-01

    La lectina de Entamoeba Histolytica se ha involucrado de manera importante en la patogenia de la amibiasis y se cree que participa en la adherencia de los trofozoítos a las células blanco. Además, se describe que la lectina puede dañar directamente a las células blanco. Por otro lado, el papel de los anticuerpos en la inmunidad protectora es controversial. En el presente estudio nosotros analizamos si la lectina se une a la superficie de los hepatocitos y los daña directamente;...

  3. α-1,3-Glucanase: present situation and prospect of research.

    Suyotha, Wasana; Yano, Shigekazu; Wakayama, Mamoru

    2016-02-01

    α-1,3-Glucanases hydrolyze α-1,3-glucan which is an insoluble linear α-1,3-linked homopolymer of glucose and these enzymes are classified into two families of glycoside hydrolases on the basis of amino acid sequence similarity; type-71 α-1,3-glucanases found in fungi and type-87 enzymes in bacteria. α-1,3-Glucan (also called 'mutan') is a major component of dental plaque formed by oral Streptococci and has important physiological roles in various fungal species, including as a component of cell walls, an endogenous carbon source for sexual development, and a virulent factor. Considering these backgrounds, α-1,3-glucanases have been investigated from the perspectives of applications to dental care and development of cell-wall lytic enzymes. Compared with information regarding other glycoside hydrolases such as amylases, cellulases, chitinases, and β-glucanases, there is limited biochemical and structural information available regarding α-1,3-glucanase. Further research on α-1,3-glucanases on enzyme application to dental care and biological control of pathogenic fungi is expected. In this mini-review, we briefly describe how α-1,3-glucanases are categorized and characterized and present our study findings regarding α-1,3-glucanase from Bacillus circulans KA-304. Furthermore, we briefly discuss potential future applications of α-1,3-glucanases. PMID:26748807

  4. Vibrational properties, phonon spectrum and related thermal parameters of β-octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine: a theoretical study.

    Qian, Wen; Zhang, Weibin; Zong, Hehou; Gao, Guofang; Zhou, Yang; Zhang, Chaoyang

    2016-01-01

    The vibrational spectrum, phonon dispersion curve, and phonon density of states (DOS) of β-octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (β-HMX) crystal were obtained by molecular simulation and calculations. As results, it was found that the peaks at low frequency (0-2.5 THz) are comparable with the experimental Terahertz absorption and the molecular vibrational modes are in agreement with previous reports. Thermodynamic properties including Gibbs free energy, enthalpy, and heat capacity as functions of temperature were obtained based on the calculated phonon spectrum. The heat capacity at normal temperature was calculated using linear fitting method, with a result consistent with experiments. Graphical Abstract Phonon spectrum and heat capacity of β-octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine from DFT calculation. PMID:26669878

  5. EFFECTS OF SOME PHENYLETHYNYLSILICON COMPOUNDS ON HEAT-CURABLE SILICONE RUBBER Ⅲ 1,1,3,3-TETRAMETHYL- 1,3-DIPHENYLETHYNYL-DISILOXANE

    FENG Shengyu; YU Shuqi; LI Shijun; ZHANG Shengyou; CHEN Jianhua; DU Zuodong

    1995-01-01

    We have shown that some phenylethynylsilicon compounds are good cure crosslinkers of heat-curable silicone rubber(HCSR). In this paper the effects of 1,1,3,3-tetramethyl1,3-diphenylethynyldisiloxane (TMDPDS) as a crosslinker on HCSR were studied. The vulcanizates with fine mechanical properties could be obtained with suitable amounts of TMDPDS. Sol fractions, and crosslinking density of vulcanizates and vulcanization retardation effect of TMDPDS on hydrosilation curing silicone rubber were also discussed.

  6. A Convenient Method for the Synthesis of 1,3,2-Oxazaphospholidin-[3,2-a]-8-oxo-10-thio(or seleno)-[1,3,2]-benzodiazaphosphorines

    2000-01-01

    A Convenient method for the synthesis of fused phosphorusheterocycle 1,3,2-oxazaphosphorin-[3,2-a]-8-oxo-10-thio(or seleno)-[1,3,2]-benzodiazaphosphorines was carried out in one pot by the reaction of Tris(diethylamino)phosphine with multifunctional compounds 2-(N-(βor γ-hydroxyl) alkylene) amino-benzamides 1.When PCL3 was used, only chlorinated product was obtained.

  7. 1H,1H,5H-Perfluoropentyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethylether as a co-solvent for high voltage LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/graphite cells

    Wang, Chengyun; Zuo, Xiaoxi; Zhao, Minkai; Xiao, Xin; Yu, Le; Nan, Junmin

    2016-03-01

    1H,1H,5H-Perfluoropentyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethylether (F-EAE) mixed with ethylene carbonate (EC), diethyl carbonate (DEC), and lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) is evaluated as a co-solvent high-potential electrolyte of LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/graphite batteries. Linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) indicate that the EC/DEC-based electrolyte with F-EAE possesses a high oxidation potential (>5.2 V vs. Li/Li+) and excellent film-forming characteristics. With 40 wt% F-EAE in the electrolyte, the capacity retention of the LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2/graphite pouch cells that are cycled between 3.0 and 4.5 V is significantly improved from 28.8% to 86.8% after 100 cycles. In addition, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) of three-electrode pouch cells, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) are used to characterize the effects of F-EAE on the enhanced capacity retention. It is demonstrated that F-EAE facilitates the formation of a stable surface electrolyte interface (SEI) layer with low impedance on the anode and effectively suppresses an increase in the charge-transfer resistance on the cathode. These results suggest that F-EAE can serve as an alternative electrolyte solvent for 4.5 V high voltage rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

  8. Biodegradation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine and Its Mononitroso Derivative Hexahydro-1-Nitroso-3,5-Dinitro-1,3,5-Triazine by Klebsiella pneumoniae Strain SCZ-1 Isolated from an Anaerobic Sludge

    Zhao, Jian-Shen; Halasz, Annamaria; Paquet, Louise; Beaulieu, Chantale; Hawari, Jalal

    2002-01-01

    In previous work, we found that an anaerobic sludge efficiently degraded hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), but the role of isolates in the degradation process was unknown. Recently, we isolated a facultatively anaerobic bacterium, identified as Klebsiella pneumoniae strain SCZ-1, using MIDI and the 16S rRNA method from this sludge and employed it to degrade RDX. Strain SCZ-1 degraded RDX to formaldehyde (HCHO), methanol (CH3OH) (12% of total C), carbon dioxide (CO2) (72% of total...

  9. Kv1.3 potassium channel mediates macrophage migration in atherosclerosis by regulating ERK activity.

    Kan, Xiao-Hong; Gao, Hai-Qing; Ma, Zhi-Yong; Liu, Lin; Ling, Ming-Ying; Wang, Yuan-Yuan

    2016-02-01

    Ion channels expressed in macrophages have been tightly related to atherosclerosis by coupling cellular function. How the voltage-gated potassium channels (Kv) affect macrophage migration remain unknown. The aim of our study is to investigate whether Kv1.3-ERK signaling pathway plays an important role in the process. We explored the expression of Kv1.3 in coronary atherosclerotic heart disease and found Kv1.3 channel was increased in acute coronary syndrome patients. Treatment of RAW264.7 cells with Kv1.3 small interfering RNA, suppressed cell migration. The expression of phosphorylated ERK1/2 also decreased after knockdown of Kv1.3. On the other hand, overexpression of Kv1.3 channel promoted cell migration and ERK1/2 phosphorylation. U-0126, the mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitors, could reverse macrophage migration induced by Kv1.3 channel overexpression. Downregulation of Kv1.3 channel by siRNA could not further inhibit cell migration when cells were treated with U-0126. It means that ERK is downstream signal of Kv1.3 channel. We concluded that Kv1.3 may stimulate macrophage migration through the activation of ERK. PMID:26748289

  10. Antigenic and genetic characterization of the first rabies virus isolated from the bat Eumops perotis in Brazil Caracterização antigênica e genética do primeiro isolado de vírus da raiva em morcego Eumops perotis no Brasil

    Juliana Galera Castilho

    2008-04-01

    realizado em cultura de células N2A e em camundongos adultos. A amostra foi submetida à tipificação antigênica, utilizando um painel de oito anticorpos monoclonais (CDC/Atlanta/USA. A seqüência de DNA do gene da nucleoproteína, localizada entre os nucleotídeos 102 a 1385, foi alinhada com seqüências homólogas presentes no GenBank, usando o método CLUSTAL/W e o alinhamento foi utilizado para a construção da árvore filogenética de distância "neighbor-joining" com o modelo K-2-P. O SNC testado foi negativo por IFD, e somente um camundongo morreu após inoculação com a suspensão do SNC do morcego. A tipificação antigênica apresentou resultado não-compatível com os padrões definidos pelo painel. A análise filogenética mostrou que o vírus isolado segregou no mesmo grupo relacionado com outros vírus isolados de morcegos insetívoros, gênero Nyctinomops ssp. (98,8% de identidade de nucleotídeos entre elas.

  11. Adenovirus-mediated expression of pig α(1, 3) galactosyltransferase reconstructs Gal α(1, 3) Gal epitope on the surface of human tumor cells

    2001-01-01

    Gal α(1,3)Gal(gal epitope)is a carbohydrate epitope and synthesized in large amount by α(1,3)galactosyltransferase [α(1,3)GT] enzyme on the cells of lower mammalian animals such as pigs and mice.Human has no gal epitope due to the inactivation of α(1,3)GT gene but produces a large amount of antibodies(anti-Gal)which recognize Gal α(1,3)Gal structures specifically.In this study,a replicationdeficient recombinant adenoviral vector Ad5sGT containing pig α(1,3)GT cDNA was constructed and characterized.Adenoviral vector-mediated transfer of pig α(1,3)GT gene into human tumor cells such as malignant melanoma A375,stomach cancer SGC-7901,and lung cancer SPC-A-1 was reported for the first time.Results showed that Gal epitope did not increase the sensitivity of human tumor cells to human complement-mediated lysis,although human complement activation and the binding of human IgG and IgM natural antibodies to human tumor cells were enhanced significantly after Ad5sGT transduction.Appearance of gal epitope on the human tumor cells changed the expression of cell surface carbohydrates reacting with Ulex europaeus I(UEA I)lectins,Vicia villosa agglutinin(VVA),Arachis hypogaea agglutinin(PNA),and Glycine max agglutinin(SBA)to different degrees.In addition,no effect of gal epitope on the growth in vitro of human tumor cells was observed in MTT assay.

  12. As palavras e as idéias: o poder na Antigüidade - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v9i2.152 Words and concepts: power in the Ancient World - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v9i2.152

    Renata Venturini

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Esse artigo buscou compreender as relações de poder em Roma, dando ênfase ao entendimento do patronato. No estudo da Antigüidade Romana as palavras e as idéias são instrumentos e máscaras. Amicitia, fides são termos latinos que oferecem um exemplo singular do vocabulário e das relações políticas. Certamente, há numerosas investigações especializadas, mas há relativamente poucas pesquisas sobre o papel social e político dos termos latinos. As palavras e as idéias nas Cartas de “Caio Plínio Cecílio Segundo”, conhecido como Plínio, o Jovem, iluminam o estudo das instituições políticas no Império Romano.This article has a purpose to understand the relationships of power in Rome, giving emphasis to the understanding of the patronage. In the study the roman antiquity the words are instruments and masks. Amicitia, fides are latin terms that offers an peculiar example of the vocabulary and political relationship. Indeed, there are numerous specialized investigations , but there is relatively little research on the social and political role of the latins terms. The words and ideas in the Letters of “Caio Plínio Cecílio Segundo”, known as Pliny, the Young, illuminate the study of the political institutions in the roman empire.

  13. Análisis de técnicas de recuperación antigénica para la detección inmunohistoquímica del virus de la diarrea viral bovina Analysis of antigen retrieval techniques for the immunohistochemical detection of the Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus

    M.R. Marini

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se evaluaron diferentes métodos de recuperación antigénica para permitir la inmunodetección del virus de la Diarrea Viral Bovina (vDVB en materiales fijados con formol. Se analizó el efecto de la aplicación de digestión proteolítica (ficina, tripsina, pepsina, proteinasa K y su combinación con tratamiento en un horno microondas empleando diferentes concentraciones y tiempos de incubación para el anticuerpo primario. El tratamiento más efectivo fue el realizado con proteinasa K, utilizando diluciones de 1:30 para los anticuerpos primarios, con incubación durante toda la noche a temperatura ambiente. Concluimos que la fijación formólica afecta la antigenicidad del vDVB pero estos efectos pueden ser revertidos por digestión proteolítica específica permitiendo la utilización de la inmunohistoquímica como técnica de rutina para el diagnóstico de la enfermedad.In the present work different methods of antigen retrieval were evaluated to allow the immunodetection of the Bovine Viral Diarrhea virus (BVDv in materials fixed with formol. The effect of the application of proteolytic digestion was analyzed (ficin, trypsin, pepsin, proteinase K and its combination with treatment in a microwave oven using different concentrations and times of incubation for the primary antibody. The most effective treatment was the one carried out with proteinase K, using 1:30 dilution for the primary antibodies, with overnight incubation at room temperature. We conclude that the formol fixation affects the antigenicity of the BVDv but these effects can be reverted by specific proteolytic digestion allowing the use of the immunohistochemical routine technique for the diagnosis of the disease.

  14. A Multi-Component Additive to Improve the Thermal Stability of Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2-Based Lithium Ion Batteries

    Qingsong Wang

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available To improve the safety of lithium ion batteries, a multi-component (MC additive (consisting of vinylene carbonate (VC, 1,3-propylene sulfite (PS and dimethylacetamide (DMAC is used in the baseline electrolyte (1.0 M LiPF6/ethylene carbonate (EC + diethyl carbonate (DEC. The electrolyte with the MC additive is named safety electrolyte. The thermal stabilities of fully charged Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 (NCM mixed with the baseline electrolyte and safety electrolyte, respectively, are investigated using a C80 micro-calorimeter. The electrochemical performances of the NCM/baseline electrolyte/Li and NCM/safety electrolyte/Li half cells are evaluated using galvanostatic charge/discharge, cyclic voltammetry and alternating current (AC impedance. The experimental results demonstrate that the fully charged NCM-safety electrolyte system releases less heat and reduces the main sharp exothermic peak value to a great extent, with a reduction of 40.6%. Moreover, the electrochemical performances of NCM/safety electrolyte/Li half cells are not worse, and are almost as good as that of the NCM/baseline electrolyte/Li half cells.

  15. Preparation of thick-film LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 electrodes by aerosol deposition and its application to all-solid-state batteries

    Iwasaki, Shinya; Hamanaka, Tadashi; Yamakawa, Tomohiro; West, William C.; Yamamoto, Kazuo; Motoyama, Munekazu; Hirayama, Tsukasa; Iriyama, Yasutoshi

    2014-12-01

    We prepared thick and dense-crystalline LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 (NMC) composite films at room temperature that can work well as cathodes in all-solid-state battery cells. The thick films were fabricated by aerosol deposition using NMC powder (D50 = 10.61 μm) as a source material. Commercially-obtained NMC powder did not form films at all on silicon wafer substrates, and cracking of the substrates was observed. However, a few tens of nanometer coating with amorphous niobium oxide resulted in the deposition of 7 μm-thick crystalline dense composite films. The films were successfully fabricated also on Li+-conductive glass-ceramic sheets with 150 μm in thickness, and all-solid-state batteries were fabricated. The solid-state battery provided a cathode-basis discharge capacity of 152 mAh g-1 (3.0-4.2 V, 0.025 C, 333 K) and repeated charge-discharge cycles for 20 cycles.

  16. Synthesis, photophysical property study of novel fluorescent 4-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)-2-phenylnaphtho[1,2-][1,3]oxazole derivatives and their antimicrobial activity

    Kiran R Phatangare; Bhushan N Borse; Vikas S Padalkar; Vikas S Patil; Vinod D Gupta; Prashant G Umape; N Sekar

    2013-01-01

    A series of 4-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)-2-phenylnaphtho[1,2-][1,3]oxazole derivatives have been synthesized from intermediate 1-amino-3-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)naphthalen-2-ol. This intermediate was obtained by coupling 3-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)naphthalen-2-ol with 4-sulphobenzenediazonium chloride followed by reduction with sodium dithionate in water at pH 8-9. 3-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl)naphthalen-2-ol was synthesized from 3-hydroxynaphthalene-2-carboxylic acid and 2-amino phenol in the presence of PCl3 in chlorobenzene at 130-135°C. All these compounds were characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, mass spectral and elemental analysis. The synthesized compounds are fluorescent which absorbs in the range of 296 to 332 nm while emits in the ranges of 368 to 404 nm with excellent quantum yield. All compounds were evaluated for in vitro antibacterial activities against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus strains and in vitro antifungal activity against Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger strains by using serial dilution method.

  17. Canonically relativistic quantum mechanics: Representations of the unitary semidirect Heisenberg group, U(1,3)circle-times sH(1,3)

    Born proposed a unification of special relativity and quantum mechanics that placed position, time, energy and momentum on equal footing through a reciprocity principle and extended the usual position-time and energy-momentum line elements to this space by combining them through a new fundamental constant. Requiring also invariance of the symplectic metric yields U(1,3) as the invariance group, the inhomogeneous counterpart of which is the canonically relativistic group CR(1,3)=U(1,3)circle-times sH(1,3), where H(1,3) is the Heisenberg group in four dimensions. This is the counterpart in this theory of the Poincare group and reduces in the appropriate limits to the expected special relativity and classical Hamiltonian mechanics transformation equations. This group has the Poincare group as a subgroup and is intrinsically quantum with the position, time, energy, and momentum operators satisfying the Heisenberg algebra. The representations of the algebra are studied and Casimir invariants are computed. Like the Poincare group, it has a Little Group for a massive rest frame and a null frame. The former is U(3) which clearly contains SU(3) and the latter is Os(2) which contains SU(2)circle-times U(1). copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics

  18. Effect of two major N-nitroso hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) metabolites on earthworm reproductive success

    Soil and topical tests were employed to investigate the effect of two N-nitroso metabolites of RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine) on earthworm reproduction. The lowest observed effect concentration (LOEC) for cocoon production and hatching was 50 mg/kg for both hexahydro-1-nitroso-3,5-dinitro-1,3,5-triazine (MNX) and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitroso-1,3,5-triazine (TNX) in soil. MNX and TNX also significantly affected cocoon hatching in soil (p 20 values for MNX were 8.7 and 8.8 mg/kg for cocoon and juvenile production, respectively, compared to 9.2 and 9.1 mg/kg for TNX, respectively. The EC20 values for the total number of cocoon hatchlings were 3.1 and 4.7 mg/kg for MNX and TNX, respectively, in soil and 4.5 and 3.1 mg/L in the topical test. Both MNX and TNX inhibited cocoon production and hatching, suggesting that they may have a negative affect on soil ecosystems at contaminated sites. - RDX metabolites affect earthworm cocoon production and hatching

  19. Effects of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) metabolites on cricket (Acheta domesticus) survival and reproductive success

    The effect of two major hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) metabolites, hexahydro-1-nitroso-3,5-dinitro-1,3,5-triazine (MNX) and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitroso-1,3,5-triazine (TNX), on cricket (Acheta domesticus) survival and reproduction was studied. RDX metabolites did not have adverse effects on cricket survival, growth, and egg production. However, MNX and TNX did affect egg hatching. MNX and TNX were more toxic in spiked-sand than in topical tests. TNX was more toxic to egg than MNX. Developmental stage and exposure time affected hatching. After 30 days exposure to MNX or TNX, the EC2, EC5, and EC95 were 47, 128, and 247 μg/g for TNX, and 65, 140, and 253 μg/g for MNX in topical tests. The ECs for 20, 50, and 95 were 21, 52, and 99 μg/g for MNX, and 12, 48, and 97 μg/g for TNX in sand. No gross abnormalities in cricket nypmhs were observed in all experiments indicating that neither TNX or MNX is teratogenic in this assay. - RDX metabolites did not have adverse effects on cricket survival, growth, and egg production, but adversely affected egg hatching

  20. Effect of cassava pulp supplement on 1,3-propanediol production by Clostridium butyricum.

    Apiwatanapiwat, Waraporn; Vaithanomsat, Pilanee; Tachaapaikoon, Chakrit; Ratanakhanokchai, Khanok; Kosugi, Akihiko

    2016-07-20

    To improve its 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) production, Clostridium butyricum was cultivated on glycerol medium supplemented with cassava pulp (CP). At small concentrations, the CP improved the 1,3-PD productivity of C. butyricum from (0.25±0.01)g/L/h (glycerol alone) to (0.43±0.02)g/L/h (glycerol+2g/L CP) after 24h fermentation. PMID:27184427

  1. Proteomic Identification of Carbonylated Proteins in 1,3-Dinitrobenzene Neurotoxicity

    Steiner, Stephen R.; Philbert, Martin A.

    2011-01-01

    This study demonstrated that 1,3-dinitrobenzene-induced (1,3-DNB) oxidative stress led to the oxidative carbonlyation of specific protein targets in DI TNC1 cells. 1,3-DNB-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, as indicated by loss of tetramethyl rhodamine methyl ester (TMRM) fluorescence, was initially observed at 5 h and coincided with peak reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. ROS production was inhibited in cells pre-treated with the mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) inhibitor, ...

  2. 1,3-Dinitrobenzene–Induced Metabolic Impairment through Selective Inactivation of the Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex

    James A. Miller; Runkle, Stephanie A.; Tjalkens, Ronald B.; Philbert, Martin A.

    2011-01-01

    Prolonged exposure to the chemical intermediate, 1,3-dinitrobenzene (1,3-DNB), produces neuropathology in the central nervous system of rodents analogous to that observed in various conditions of acute energy deprivation including thiamine deficiency and Leigh's necrotizing encephalopathy. Increased production of reactive intermediates in addition to induction of oxidative stress has been implicated in the neurotoxic mechanism of 1,3-DNB, but a clear metabolic target has not been determined. ...

  3. Effects of beta-1,3-glucan from Septoria tritici on structural defence responses in wheat

    Shetty, N.P.; Jensen, J.D.; Knudsen, A.;

    2009-01-01

    -1,3-glucanase and chitinase transcripts followed by a subsequent reduction in level. Resistance was also associated with high activity of beta-1,3-glucanase, especially in the apoplastic fluid, in accordance with the biotrophic/endophytic lifestyle of the pathogen in the apoplastic spaces, thus...... of callose. Collectively, these data indicate that resistance is dependent on a fast, initial recognition of the pathogen, probably due to beta-1,3-glucan in the fungal cell walls, and this results in the accumulation of beta-1,3-glucanase and structural defence responses, which may directly inhibit...... the pathogen and protect the host against fungal enzymes and toxins....

  4. Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Some New 1,3,4-Thiadiazole Derivatives

    Mohamed R. Abdel Aziz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available New series of 1,3,4-thiadiazoles have been prepared via reaction of 1,3,4-thiadiazolenaminones 1 with N-phenyl 2-oxopropanehydrazonoyl chloride (2 in dioxane in the presence of triethylamine. Also, some new heterocycles incorporating 1,3,4-thiadiazole ring were obtained by reaction of 1,3,4-thiadiazolenaminones 1 with nitrogen-nucleophiles like hydrazine hydrate, 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole and 2-aminobenzimidazole. The structure of the new products was established based on elemental and spectral analysis. The relation between the structure of the products and their activity towards some microorganisms was studied and promising results were obtained.

  5. 1,3-Dipolare Cycloaddition von N2O an hochreaktive Mehrfachbindungen

    Plefka, Oliver

    2011-01-01

    In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird über 1,3-dipolare Cycloadditionen mit Lachgas (N2O) unter milden Reaktionstemperaturen (≈ RT) berichtet. N2O ist ein sehr unreaktives 1,3-dipolares Reagenz. Bisher in der Literatur durchgeführte 1,3-dipolare Cycloadditionen mit N2O benötigten immer sehr drastische und gefährliche Reaktionsbedingungen (bis zu 300°C und 500 atm.). Dabei entstanden nach einer (postulierten) einleitenden 1,3-dipolaren Cycloaddition von N2O an Olefine oder Alkine immer nur sticks...

  6. Preparation Methods of the Important Intermediate of 1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexafluoropropane——1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexachloropropane%1,1,1,3,3,3-六氟丙烷的重要中间体——1,1,1,3,3,3-六氯丙烷的调聚制备方法

    金文斌; 刘毓林

    2011-01-01

    The batch telomerization preparation methods and continuous telomerization preparation methods of the important intermediate of 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane—1,1,1,3,3,3-hexachloropropane(HCC-230) is reviewed.The advantages and disadvantages are recommended.%主要阐述了1,1,1,3,3,3-六氟丙烷的重要中间体1,1,1,3,3,3-六氯丙烷的间歇调聚和连续调聚制备方法,并比较了两者的优缺点。

  7. Development of a new bioprocess for production of 1,3-propanediol I.: Modeling of glycerol bioconversion to 1,3-propanediol with Klebsiella pneumoniae enzymes.

    Németh, Aron; Sevella, Béla

    2008-01-01

    Glycerol is a renewable resource for it is formed as a byproduct during biodiesel production. Because of its large volume production, it seems to be a good idea to develop a technology that converts this waste into products of high value, for example, to 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD). We suggested an enzymatic bioconversion in a membrane reactor in which the NAD coenzyme can be regenerated, and three key enzymes are retained by a 10-kDa ultrafilter membrane. Unfortunately, some byproducts also formed during successful glycerol to 1,3-PD bioconversion runs, as we used crude enzyme solution of Klebsiella pneumoniae. To study the possibilities to avoid this byproduct formation, we built a mathematical description of this system. The model was also used for simulation bioconversions of high glycerol concentration with and without elimination of byproduct formation and of continuous operation. PMID:18415986

  8. Underlying mechanisms of the synergistic role of Li2MnO3 and LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 in high-Mn, Li-rich oxides.

    Lim, Jin-Myoung; Kim, Duho; Park, Min-Sik; Cho, Maenghyo; Cho, Kyeongjae

    2016-04-28

    For large-scale energy storage applications requiring high energy density, the development of Li-rich oxides with enhanced cyclic stabilities during high-voltage operations and large specific capacities is required. In this regard, high-Mn, Li-rich oxides (HMLOs; xLi2MnO3 (1 - x)LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 at x > 0.5) warrant an in-depth study because of their good cyclic performance at high operating voltages and potentially large specific capacities. Here, to understand the synergistic effects and enhanced cyclic stability of HMLOs, mechanically blended HMLO (m-HMLO) and chemically bonded HMLO (c-HMLO) were prepared and investigated. c-HMLO exhibits relatively high reaction voltages, large specific capacities, and enhanced cyclic stabilities (∼99%) at a high operating voltage (∼4.8 V vs. Li/Li(+)) compared with m-HMLO. First-principles calculations with electronic structure analysis were performed using an atomic model developed by Rietveld refinement using as-synthesised c-HMLO. The redox mechanisms of Ni, Co, and Mn ions were determined via the partial density of states of the ground states predicted using the cluster expansion method, which elucidates that LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 stabilises the transition metal (TM) layer of Li2MnO3 and separates Li delithiation potentials in Li2MnO3 in the HMLO. Kinetic analyses including electronic structures revealed that the interlayer migration of TMs from the TM layer to the Li layer depends on the crystal field stabilisation. Thus, TMs with reduced character in the tetrahedral sites than the octahedral sites owing to the effects of crystal field stabilisation, such as Ni ions, in HMLOs would face a higher interlayer migration barrier, impeding phase transformation into spinel phases. Furthermore, Cu ions could constitute a doping source for HMLOs to improve the material's cyclic stability through this mechanism. These characteristics may be widely applied to explain experimental phenomena and improve the properties of cathode

  9. Isolation of extracellular 28- and 42-kilodalton beta-1,3-glucanases and comparison of three beta-1,3-glucanases produced by Bacillus circulans IAM1165.

    Aono, R; Hammura, M; Yamamoto, M.; Asano, T.

    1995-01-01

    Bacillus circulans IAM1165 produces three major extracellular beta-1,3-glucanases (molecular masses, 28, 42, and 91 kDa) during the stationary phase of growth. The 28- and 42-kDa enzymes were purified to homogeneity from the culture supernatant in this study. The properties of these two enzymes were examined, together with those of the 91-kDa enzyme previously isolated. The enzymatic properties of the 28- and 42-kDa beta-1,3-glucanases closely resemble each other. The enzymes belong to a cate...

  10. Mineralization of the Cyclic Nitramine Explosive Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine by Gordonia and Williamsia spp.

    Thompson, Karen T.; Crocker, Fiona H.; Fredrickson, Herbert L.

    2005-01-01

    Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) is a cyclic nitroamine explosive that is a major component in many military high-explosive formulations. In this study, two aerobic bacteria that are capable of using RDX as the sole source of carbon and nitrogen to support their growth were isolated from surface soil. These bacterial strains were identified by their fatty acid profiles and 16S ribosomal gene sequences as Williamsia sp. KTR4 and Gordonia sp. KTR9. The physiology of each strain was...

  11. Determination of Key Metabolites during Biodegradation of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine with Rhodococcus sp. Strain DN22†

    Fournier, Diane; Halasz, Annamaria; Spain, Jim; Fiurasek, Petr; Hawari, Jalal

    2002-01-01

    Rhodococcus sp. strain DN22 can convert hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) to nitrite, but information on degradation products or the fate of carbon is not known. The present study describes aerobic biodegradation of RDX (175 μM) when used as an N source for strain DN22. RDX was converted to nitrite (NO2−) (30%), nitrous oxide (N2O) (3.2%), ammonia (10%), and formaldehyde (HCHO) (27%), which later converted to carbon dioxide. In experiments with ring-labeled [15N]-RDX, gas chromato...

  12. Cloning, sequencing, and characterization of the hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine degradation gene cluster from Rhodococcus rhodochrous

    Seth-Smith, H M B; Rosser, S.J.; Basran, A; Travis, E R; Dabbs, E R; Nicklin, S; Bruce, N C

    2002-01-01

    Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) is a high explosive which presents an environmental hazard as a major land and groundwater contaminant. Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain 11Y was isolated from explosive contaminated land and is capable of degrading RDX when provided as the sole source of nitrogen for growth. Products of RDX degradation in resting-cell incubations were analyzed and found to include nitrite, formaldehyde, and formate. No ammonium was excreted into the medium, and no d...

  13. Synthesis of 2-(1-Benzofuran-2-yl)-4-(1,3-benzoxazol-2-yl/ 1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl) Quinolines as Blue Green Fluorescent Probes

    Bodke, Yadav D.; Sheelavanth Shankerrao; Hosanagara N. Harishkumar

    2013-01-01

    A series of novel 2-(1-benzofuran-2-yl)-4-(1,3 benzoxazol-2-yl/1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl) quinoline derivatives 4(a–d) were synthesized in one step by the reaction of 2-(1-benzofuran-2-yl) quinoline-4-carboxylic acids 3(a-b) with o-aminophenol and o-amino thiophenol, respectively, using polyphosphoric acid (PPA) as a cyclizing agent. The fluorescent properties of newly synthesized compounds were investigated in three different organic solvents like chloroform (CHCl3), tetrahydrofuran (THF), and d...

  14. 1,3,4-Thiadiazoles of pharmacological interest: Recent trends in their synthesis via tandem 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition: Review

    Ahmad S. Shawali

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This review article presents a survey of the utility of a new synthetic strategy for 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives based on reactions of nitrilimines with various functionalized sulfur dipolarophiles which proceed via tandem in situ 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition and β-elimination of simple molecule from the initially formed cycloadduct. The biological activities of some of the compounds prepared by such a strategy are pointed out. Only the literature reports within the period from 2000 to mid 2012 are covered.

  15. Novel Reaction of N,N'-Bisarylmethanediamines with Formaldehyde. Synthesis of Some New 1,3,5-Triaryl-1,3,5-hexahydrotriazines

    Abolfazl Olyaei; Farshid Salimi; Mehdi Ghandi

    2006-01-01

    The acid-catalyzed cyclocondensation of N,N'-bisaryl (aryl = 2-pyrimidinyl, 2- pyrazinyl and 4-nitrophenyl) methanediamines 5a-c with aqueous formaldehyde in refluxing acetonitrile leads to the formation of the corresponding 1,3,5-triaryl-1,3,5-hexa- hydrotriazines 6a-c. The stoichiometric reactions of 2-aminopyrimidine and 2-amino- pyrazine with aqueous formaldehyde in acetonitrile under reflux conditions also afforded 6a and 6b, respectively. Treatment of 2-aminopyrimidine with aqueous form...

  16. Synthesis and thermolysis of oxo chloro-2-ethyl-1.3.4-thiadiazole rhenium complex

    Present article is devoted to synthesis and thermolysis of oxo chloro-2-ethyl-1.3.4-thiadiazole rhenium complex. The synthesis method of oxo chloro-2-ethyl-1.3.4-thiadiazole rhenium complex is elaborated. The kinetics of its thermolysis process is studied. The thermodynamic functions of thermolysis process are evaluated.

  17. Mitigating 1,3-dichloropropene, chloropicrin, and methyl iodide emissions from fumigated soil with reactive film

    Implicated as a stratospheric ozone-depleting compound, methyl bromide (MeBr) is being phased out despite being considered to be the most effective soil fumigant. Its alternatives, i.e., 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D, which includes cis- and trans- isomers), chloropicrin (CP) and methyl iodide (MeI), h...

  18. [Progress in down-stream processing of biologically produced 1,3-propanediol].

    Wu, Ruchun; Xu, Yunzhen; Liu, Dehua

    2011-03-01

    1,3-propanediol is an important raw material in chemical industry. Microbial conversion of glycerol or glucose into 1,3-propanediol has been given much attention due to its renewable resource, mild reaction conditions, and other advantages. It is a challenge to efficiently separate 1,3-propanediol from a mixture of multiple components, such as 1,3-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol, water, residual glycerol, ethanol, macromolecules and salts, for the reason that 1,3-propanediol, glycerol and 2,3-butanediol are all very hydrophilic and have intense polarity. The conventional evaporation and distillation techniques used in the purification of 1,3-propanediol suffer from the problem of high energy consumption and low recovery. It makes the recovery of 1,3-propanediol from a fermentation broth become a bottleneck in industrial production. The down-stream processing of biologically produced 1,3-propanediol mainly includes the removal of protein, salts, water and other impurities. This paper analyze the research progress of these separation technologies and point out the developing direction worth further investigation. PMID:21650033

  19. A novel four-component reaction involving ring-opening/recyclization of 1,3-thiazolidinedione

    2010-01-01

    The multicomponent reactions of 1,3-thiazolidinedione, malononitrile, aromatic aldehydes and α-phenylethylamine or β-phenylethylamine in acetonitrile at room temperature produce dihydrothiophene ureidoformamide derivatives in moderate yields through a domino ring-opening/recyclization reaction of 1,3-thiazolidinedione. On treatment with DDQ, dihydrothiophenes are dehydrogenated to convert efficiently to thiophenes in the mild condition.

  20. 5-(4-Fluorobenzylidene-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-4,6-dione

    Wu-Lan Zeng

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C13H11FO4, was prepared by the reaction of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane-4,6-dione and 4-fluorobenzaldehyde in ethanol. The 1,3-dioxane ring adopts an envelope conformation. The crystal structure is stabilized by weak intermolecular C—H...O hydrogen bonds.

  1. 12 CFR 1.3 - Limitations on dealing in, underwriting, and purchase and sale of securities.

    2010-01-01

    ... based on estimates of obligor's performance. (1) Notwithstanding §§ 1.2(d) and (e), a national bank may... purchase and sale of securities. 1.3 Section 1.3 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT... sale of securities. (a) Type I securities. A national bank may deal in, underwrite, purchase, and...

  2. 78 FR 35143 - 1,3-Propanediol; Exemptions From the Requirement of a Tolerance

    2013-06-12

    ... toxicity of 1,3-propanediol in rodents, expressed as an LD 50 ranges from 10,500 to 15,789 milligram... In the Federal Register of January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3377) (FRL-9375- 4), EPA issued a document... toxicity database. The acute inhalation toxicity of 1,3-propanediol in rats produced a LC 50 was > 5.0...

  3. Effects of Surface Seals on Pest Control Efficacy with 1,3-Dichloropropene/Chloropicrin

    Soil fumigation has been used for many years for control of soil-borne pests including parasitic nematodes, disease pathogens, and weeds in high value cropping systems. The phase-out of methyl bromide has resulted in increasing use of alternative fumigants such as 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) and ch...

  4. Nitro derivatives of 1,3,5-triazine: synthesis and properties

    The published data on nitro derivatives of 1,3,5-triazine, belonging to the class of high-energy substances, have been systematised for the first time. The properties of C-nitrotriazines, nitraminotriazines and nitroalkyltriazines are considered. The data on the synthesis of previously unknown trisubstituted 1,3,5-triazines containing various functional groups including trinitromethyl groups are generalised.

  5. Thermal runaway potential of LiCoO2 and Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 batteries determined with adiabatic calorimetry methodology

    Highlights: ► Thermal analysis is employed to classify hazardous rating for Li-ion cell cathodes. ► The thermal hazards of the LiCoO2 cathode at elevated temperatures is significant. ► VSP2 is an alternative measurement of a battery thermal stability evaluation. ► Calorimetry method provide the safety design considerations of Li-ion batteries. -- Abstract: Thermal runaway hazards related to adiabatic runaway reactions in various 18650 Li-ion batteries were studied in an adiabatic calorimeter with vent sizing package 2 (VSP2). We selected two cathode types, LiCoO2 and Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2, and tested Li-ion batteries to determine the thermal runaway features. The charged 18650 Li-ion batteries were tested to evaluate the thermal hazard characteristics, such as the initial exothermic temperature (T0), self-heating rate (dT/dt), pressure rise rate (dP/dt), pressure–temperature profiles, maximum temperature (Tmax) and pressure (Pmax), which are measured by VSP2 with a customized stainless steel test can. The thermal reaction behaviors of the Li-ion battery packs were shown to be an important safety concern for energy storage systems for power supply applications. The thermal abuse trials of the adiabatic calorimetry methodology used to classify the self-reactive ratings of the various cathodes for Li-ion batteries provided the safety design considerations.

  6. A novel approach to improve the electrochemical performances of layered LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 cathode by YPO4 surface coating

    Layered LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 (LNCMO) is surface coated with different contents of YPO4 (0.5 wt.%, 1 wt.% and 3 wt.%) through simple chemical deposition method. The pristine and YPO4-coated LNCMO are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). It is found that the YPO4 surface coating layers do not change the bulk structure of LNCMO. The investigation in their cycling performances demonstrates that 1 wt.% YPO4-coated LNCMO exhibits the best cycling stability, with capacity retention ratio of 88.6% after 50 cycles, much better than that of the pristine material (only 80.1%). Furthermore, the 1 wt.% YPO4 surface modification improves the rate performance and thermal stability of layered LNCMO. Cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) measurements of pristine and 1 wt.% YPO4-coated LNCMO are also measured and compared. It has been proved that the coated YPO4 inhibits the growth of solid electrolyte interfacial (SEI) film in repeated cycling, which partly explains the improved capacity retention in electrochemical tests

  7. Countering the Segregation of Transition-Metal Ions in LiMn1/3 Co1/3 Ni1/3 O2 Cathode for Ultralong Life and High-Energy Li-Ion Batteries.

    Luo, Dong; Fang, Shaohua; Tamiya, Yu; Yang, Li; Hirano, Shin-Ichi

    2016-08-01

    High-voltage layered lithium transition-metal oxides are very promising cathodes for high-energy Li-ion batteries. However, these materials often suffer from a fast degradation of cycling stability due to structural evolutions. It seriously impedes the large-scale application of layered lithium transition-metal oxides. In this work, an ultralong life LiMn1/3 Co1/3 Ni1/3 O2 microspherical cathode is prepared by constructing an Mn-rich surface. Its capacity retention ratio at 700 mA g(-1) is as large as 92.9% after 600 cycles. The energy dispersive X-ray maps of electrodes after numerous cycles demonstrate that the ultralong life of the as-prepared cathode is attributed to the mitigation of TM-ions segregation. Additionally, it is discovered that layered lithium transition-metal oxide cathodes with an Mn-rich surface can mitigate the segregation of TM ions and the corrosion of active materials. This study provides a new strategy to counter the segregation of TM ions in layered lithium transition-metal oxides and will help to the design and development of high-energy cathodes with ultralong life. PMID:27389965

  8. The synthesis of Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2 using eutectic mixed lithium salt LiNO3-LiOH

    A lithium-ion battery cathode material, Li(Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3)O2, with excellent electrochemical properties was prepared via two-step isothermal sintering, using eutectic lithium salts (0.38LiOH.H2O-0.62LiNO3) mixed with Co, Ni, or Mn hydroxides. Based on analysis using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), a thermogravimetric-differential scanning calorimetric (TG-DSC) analyzer, and Fourier-transform Infrared (FT-IR), this synthetic process consists of procedures including lithium salt melting, permeation, reaction, crystalline transformation, and crystallization. Due to the lower melting point of the eutectic molten salts compared with that of the single lithium salt, a relatively mild synthetic condition (low temperature) is needed, and the product can be highly crystallized with low cation mixing, which facilitates maintenance of the precursor morphology. The electrochemical properties of the product were investigated by constant current discharge-charge and cyclic voltammetry. The results show that the initial discharge capacity is 160 mhA g-1, with excellent cycling stability even after 50 cycles. We conclude that this novel eutectic molten salt method is a promising and practical approach for synthesizing cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries.

  9. Synthesis of an Antitumoral Diarylheptanoid Containing 1,3-Diol Functionality%Synthesis of an Antitumoral Diarylheptanoid Containing 1,3-Diol Functionality

    张少敏; 伍贻康

    2011-01-01

    A bioactive derivative of a natural diarylheptanoid containing a 1,3-anti diol motif was synthesized with the oxygen-carrying stereogenic centers taken from an enantiopure epoxy chiral building block derived from inexpensive and readily available D-glucolactone.

  10. On the cubic Diophantine equation x3 + 1 =3py2%关于三次Diophantine方程x3+1=3py2

    吴华明

    2013-01-01

    目的 研究丢番图方程x3+1=3py2的正整数解问题.方法 运用Pell方程的基本性质.结果 设p是适合p≡-1 (mod 6)的奇素数,如果p=3k2-2或者3p =k2 +2,其中κ是正整数,则方程x3+1=3py2无正整数解.结论 部分解决了该方程的可解性问题.即对某些P,该方程无正整数解.%Aim To study the positive integer solution of the Diophantine equation x3 + 1 = 3py2. Methods By using the basic properties of Pell equations. Results Let p be an odd prime with p = 1 (mod 6). Forp =3k2 -2 or 3p = k2 + 2, where k is a positive integer, the equation x3 + 1 = 3py2 has no positive integer solution. Conclusion It is proved that the Diophantine equation has not integer solution for some special integers p.

  11. Synthesis and biological evaluation of some 4-(6-substituted-1,3-benzothiazol-2-ylamino-1,3-thiazole-2-amines and their Schiff bases

    Nikhil D. Amnerkar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available With the aim of obtaining newer biologically active compounds, a series of 4-(6-substituted-1,3-benzothiazol-2-ylamino-1,3-thiazole-2-amines (9–12 and 4-(6-substituted-1,3-benzothiazol-2-ylamino-2-(4-substitutedphenyl-methylideneamino-1,3-thiazole (13–28 were synthesized. The structures of all the synthesized compounds were confirmed by spectral (FTIR, 1H NMR and EI-MS data and elemental (C, H, N analysis. Furthermore, compounds (9–12 and (13–28 were screened for antibacterial, antifungal and anthelmintic activities. Almost all of these compounds showed moderate to excellent antimicrobial activity against two gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, two gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, pathogenic fungal strains (Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and good anthelmintic activity against earthworm species (Pontoscotex corethruses. Among the compounds tested, compounds 23 and 24 showed maximum activity against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria, respectively. Compound 22 exhibited good antifungal activity while compound 26 displayed maximum anthelmintic activity comparable to the standard drugs.

  12. Isospin and Z$^{1/3}$ Dependence of the Nuclear Charge Radii

    Zhang, S Q; Zhou, S G; Zeng, J Y

    2002-01-01

    Based on the systematic investigation of the data available for $A \\geq 40$, a $Z^{1/3}$ dependence for the nuclear charge radii is shown to be superior to the generally accepted $A^{1/3}$ law. A delicate scattering of data around $R_c/Z^{1/3}$ is infered as owing to the isospin effect and a linear dependence of $R_c/Z^{1/3}$ on $N/Z$ (or $(N-Z)/2$) is found. This inference is well supported by the microscopic Relativistic Continuum Hartree-Bogoliubov (RCHB) calculation conducted for the proton magic Ca, Ni, Zr, Sn and Pb isotopes including the exotic nuclei close to the neutron drip line. With the linear isospin dependence provided by the data and RCHB theory, a new isospin dependent $Z^{1/3}$ formula for the nuclear charge radii is proposed.

  13. [Synthesis of acyclic 1,3-polyols and its application to structural study of natural products].

    Mori, Y

    1993-06-01

    A 1,3-polyhydroxylated chain is often found on the backbone of biologically important natural products. The acyclic nature and the regular array of many hydroxyl groups are main obstacles to structural and synthetic studies, and many efforts have been made to this end. We have developed a new general synthetic method of 1,3-polyols based on the coupling of a chiral dithiane, a four-carbon unit, and an epoxide, followed by 1,3-diastereoselective reduction. We applied the method to the synthesis of polymethoxy-1-alkenes isolated from blue-green algae to establish their absolute stereochemistry. Moreover, a general procedure for assigning the absolute stereochemistry of acyclic 1,3-polyols by the difference circular dichroism (CD) method have been established. Combination of the method and a reiterative degradation enables one to determine the absolute configuration of 1,3-polyols, even if the relative stereochemistry is unknown. PMID:8355146

  14. DFT Study of Hydrogen-Bonded 1,3,5-Triazine-Water Complexes

    LI,Quan; HU,Jing-Dan; ZHAO,Ke-Qing

    2007-01-01

    The 1,3,5-triazine-water hydrogen bonding interactions have been investigated using the density functional theory B3LYP method and 6-31 + + G** basis, obtaining one, two and seven energy minima of the ground states for the 1,3,5-triazine-water, 1,3,5-triazine-(water)2 and 1,3,5-triazine-(water)3 complexes respectively. The fully optimized geometries and binding energies were reported for the various stationary points. The global minima of 1,3,5-triazine-(water)2 and 1,3,5-triazine-(water)3 complexes have a hydrogen bond N…H-O and a chain of water molecules, terminated by a hydrogen bond O…H-C. The binding energies are 13.38, 39.52 and 67.79 kJ/mol for the most stable 1,3,5-triazine-water, 1,3,5-triazine-(water)2 and 1,3,5-triazine-(water)3 complexes respectively, after the basis set superposition error and zero point energy corrections. The H-O symmetric stretching modes of water in the complexes are red-shifted relative to those of the monomer water. In addition, the NBO analysis indicates that inter-molecule charge transfer is 0.02145 e, 0.02501 e and 0.02777 e for the most stable 1∶1, 1∶2 and 1∶3 complexes between 1,3,5-triazine and water, respectively.

  15. Secondary organic aerosol formation from the photooxidation of isoprene, 1,3-butadiene, and 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene under high NOx conditions

    D. R. Cocker III

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Secondary organic aerosol (SOA formation from atmospheric oxidation of isoprene has been the subject of multiple studies in recent years; however, reactions of other conjugated dienes emitted from anthropogenic sources remain poorly understood. SOA formation from the photooxidation of isoprene, isoprene-1-13C, 1,3-butadiene, and 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene is investigated for high NOx conditions. The SOA yield measured in the 1,3-butadiene/NOx/H2O2 irradiation system (0.089–0.178 was close to or slightly higher than that measured with isoprene under similar NOx conditions (0.077–0.103, suggesting that the photooxidation of 1,3-butadiene is a possible source of SOA in urban air. In contrast, a very small amount of SOA particles was produced in experiments with 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene. Off-line liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry analysis revealed oligoesters as the major SOA products observed from all dienes investigated. The oligoesters originate from the unsaturated aldehyde gas-phase diene reaction products, which undergo oligoester formation through heterogeneous oxidation under high NOx conditions. Oligoesters produced by the dehydration reaction between nitrooxypolyol and 2-methylglyceric acid monomer or its oligomer were also discovered in these experiments with isoprene as the starting diene. These oligomers are possible sources of the 2-methyltetrols found in ambient aerosol samples collected under high NOx conditions. Furthermore, in low-temperature experiments also conducted in this study, the SOA yield measured with isoprene at 278 K was 2–3 times as high as that measured at 300 K under similar concentration conditions. Although oligomerization plays an important role in SOA formation from isoprene photooxidation, the observed temperature dependence of SOA yield is largely explained by gas/particle partitioning of semi-volatile compounds.

  16. Mitochondrial Ultrastructure and Glucose Signaling Pathways Attributed to the Kv1.3 Ion Channel.

    Kovach, Christopher P; Al Koborssy, Dolly; Huang, Zhenbo; Chelette, Brandon M; Fadool, James M; Fadool, Debra A

    2016-01-01

    Gene-targeted deletion of the potassium channel Kv1.3 (Kv1.3(-∕-)) results in "Super-smeller" mice with a sensory phenotype that includes an increased olfactory ability linked to changes in olfactory circuitry, increased abundance of olfactory cilia, and increased expression of odorant receptors and the G-protein, Golf. Kv1.3(-∕-) mice also have a metabolic phenotype including lower body weight and decreased adiposity, increased total energy expenditure (TEE), increased locomotor activity, and resistance to both diet- and genetic-induced obesity. We explored two cellular aspects to elucidate the mechanism by which loss of Kv1.3 channel in the olfactory bulb (OB) may enhance glucose utilization and metabolic rate. First, using in situ hybridization we find that Kv1.3 and the insulin-dependent glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4) are co-localized to the mitral cell layer of the OB. Disruption of Kv1.3 conduction via construction of a pore mutation (W386F Kv1.3) was sufficient to independently translocate GLUT4 to the plasma membrane in HEK 293 cells. Because olfactory sensory perception and the maintenance of action potential (AP) firing frequency by mitral cells of the OB is highly energy demanding and Kv1.3 is also expressed in mitochondria, we next explored the structure of this organelle in mitral cells. We challenged wildtype (WT) and Kv1.3(-∕-) male mice with a moderately high-fat diet (MHF, 31.8 % kcal fat) for 4 months and then examined OB ultrastructure using transmission electron microscopy. In WT mice, mitochondria were significantly enlarged following diet-induced obesity (DIO) and there were fewer mitochondria, likely due to mitophagy. Interestingly, mitochondria were significantly smaller in Kv1.3(-∕-) mice compared with that of WT mice. Similar to their metabolic resistance to DIO, the Kv1.3(-∕-) mice had unchanged mitochondria in terms of cross sectional area and abundance following a challenge with modified diet. We are very interested to

  17. 1,3-Propanediol production potential of Clostridium saccharobutylicum NRRL B-643.

    Gungormusler, Mine; Gonen, Cagdas; Ozdemir, Guven; Azbar, Nuri

    2010-12-31

    Owing to the significant interest in biofuel production in the form of biodiesel, vast amount of glycerol as a waste product is produced all over the world. Among the economically viable and ecologically acceptable solutions for the safe disposal of this waste, biotechnological conversion of glycerol into a valuable bioplastic raw material, namely 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO) seems to be very promising. In this study, 1,3-PDO production potential of Clostridium saccharobutylicum NRRL B-643 was studied and the results were compared with other types of anaerobic microorganisms (Clostridium spp., Pantoea agglomerans, Ochrobactrum anthropi, Chyreseomonas luteola, and Klebsiella pneumoniae) and aerobic microorganisms (Lactobacillus spp.). The results were important for understanding the significance of C. saccharobutylicum NRRL B-643 among other well-known 1,3-PDO producer species. According to the screening results only C. saccharobutylicum (B-643) was able to consume feed glycerol almost entirely. However, 1,3-PDO production yield was found to be 0.36mol/mol which is lower than that of Clostiridium beijerinckii (B-593). B-593 showed the highest value of production yields with 0.54 mol/mol. This microorganism is seen as a promising type for further 1,3-PDO studies, because it has the highest substrate utilization percentage among others. In this regard, this microorganism may have an important role in tolerating and converting glycerol during fermentation into 1,3-PDO. PMID:20647065

  18. Purification and Characterization of β-1,3-Glucanase from the Antagonistic Fungus Trichoderma reesei

    SRI WAHYUNI BUDIARTI

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Trichoderma enzymes that inhibit fungal cell walls have been suggested to play an important role in mycoparasitic action against fungal root rot pathogen Ganoderma philippii. This experiment was aimed to purify and characterize the β-1,3-glucanase of T. reesei. Extracellular β-1,3-glucanase was produced by growing mycoparasite T. reesei isolate T13 in colloidal chitin and sucrose as carbon sources. The enzyme was then purified to its homogeneity by precipitation with ammonium sulfate, followed by gel filtration chromatography and chromatofocusing. Sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE 12% was used to confirm the purity of enzyme at each stage of preparation and to characterize purified protein. The results showed that T. reesei produced at least three extracellular β-1,3-glucanases. Estimation of molecular weight based on SDS-PAGE 12% have three isoform of β-1,3-glucanase were 90 kDa for β-1,3-glucanase-I, 75 kDa for β-1,3-glucanase-II, and 64 kDa for β-1,3-glucanase-III. Their optimum pH and temperature were 5 and 50 oC, respectively.

  19. Experimental and computational thermochemical study of 1,3,5-trimethyl-, 1,5,5-trimethyl-, and 1,3,5,5-tetramethyl-barbituric acids

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The enthalpies of formation in condensed phase have been obtained. • The enthalpies of sublimation have been measured by transpiration method. • The gas-phase enthalpies of formation have been obtained. • The gas-phase enthalpies of formation have been calculated at G3 and G4 levels. - Abstract: This paper reports an experimental and computational thermochemical study on three barbituric acid derivatives: 1,3,5-trimethylbarbituric acid or (1,3,5-trimethyl-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)pyrimidinetrione, CAS 7358-61-4), 1,5,5-trimethylbarbituric acid or (1,5,5-trimethyl-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)pyrimidinetrione, CAS 702-47-6), and 1,3,5,5-tetramethylbarbituric acid or (1,3,5,5-tetramethyl-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)pyrimidinetrione, CAS 13566-66-0). Values of standard (p0 = 0.1 MPa) molar enthalpies of formation in the gas phase at T = 298.15 K have been derived from experiment. Energies of combustion were measured by static bomb combustion calorimetry and standard molar enthalpies of formation in the crystalline state at T = 298.15 K were calculated. Enthalpies of sublimation were derived from temperature dependence of vapour pressures measured by transpiration method. From these results, values of −(570.6 ± 2.3), −(599.4 ± 1.4), and −(605.1 ± 2.9) kJ · mol−1 for the gas-phase enthalpies of formation at T = 298.15 K of 1,3,5-trimethylbarbituric acid, 1,5,5-trimethylbarbituric acid, and 1,3,5,5-tetramethylbarbituric acid, respectively, were determined. Theoretical calculations at the G3 and G4 levels were performed, and a study of the molecular and electronic structure of the compounds has been carried out. Calculated enthalpies of formation were in good agreement with the experimental values

  20. Hierarchical Porous LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 Nano-/Micro Spherical Cathode Material: Minimized Cation Mixing and Improved Li+ Mobility for Enhanced Electrochemical Performance

    Chen, Zhen; Wang, Jin; Chao, Dongliang; Baikie, Tom; Bai, Linyi; Chen, Shi; Zhao, Yanli; Sum, Tze Chien; Lin, Jianyi; Shen, Zexiang

    2016-01-01

    Although being considered as one of the most promising cathode materials for Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 (NCM) is currently limited by its poor rate performance and cycle stability resulting from the thermodynamically favorable Li+/Ni2+ cation mixing which depresses the Li+ mobility. In this study, we developed a two-step method using fluffy MnO2 as template to prepare hierarchical porous nano-/microsphere NCM (PNM-NCM). Specifically, PNM-NCM microspheres achieves a high reversible specific capacity of 207.7 mAh g−1 at 0.1 C with excellent rate capability (163.6 and 148.9 mAh g−1 at 1 C and 2 C), and the reversible capacity retention can be well-maintained as high as 90.3% after 50 cycles. This excellent electrochemical performance is attributed to unique hierarchical porous nano-/microsphere structure which can increase the contact area with electrolyte, shorten Li+ diffusion path and thus improve the Li+ mobility. Moreover, as revealed by XRD Rietveld refinement analysis, a negligible cation mixing (1.9%) and high crystallinity with a well-formed layered structure also contribute to the enhanced C-rates performance and cycle stability. On the basis of our study, an effective strategy can be established to reveal the fundamental relationship between the structure/chemistry of these materials and their properties. PMID:27185646

  1. Synthesis of new 4,6-disubstituted-1,3-oxazinan-2-one analogues

    Arun Jyoti Borah; Prodeep Phukan

    2013-11-01

    1,3-Oxazinan-2-one analogues are important heterocyclic compounds having significant biological activities. This study reports the synthesis of eight new 4,6-disubstituted -1,3-oxazinan-2-one analogues from corresponding homoallylic carbamates. Homoallylic carbamates were synthesized via a three-component reaction of aldehyde, allyltrimethylsilane and benzyl carbamate in presence of iodine as catalyst. In the next step, homoallylic carbamates were subjected to Sharpless dihydroxylation (racemic) to produce 3,4-dihydroxybutylcarbamate derivatives. This product was then treated with NaH in tetrahydrofuran (THF) to produce the desired 6-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-oxazinan-2-one in high yield.

  2. Strain gauges of GaSb-FeGa1.3 eutectic composites

    Aliyev, M.I.; Khalilova, A. A.; Arasly, D. H.; Rahimov, R. N.; Tanoğlu, Metin; ÖZYÜZER, Lütfi

    2004-01-01

    A needle-shaped metallic FeGa1.3 phase oriented in a specific direction and uniformly distributed within a GaSb matrix was grown by a vertical Bridgman method. Strain-gauge characteristics, such as strain-sensitivity coefficient (S), temperature coefficient of strain sensitivity (TCS) and temperature coefficient of resistance, of GaSb and GaSb-FeGa1.3 eutectic alloy have been investigated in the range of 200 to 400 K under deformation up to strains of 1.3 × 10-3. The value of S of the GaSb-Fe...

  3. Studying conformally flat spacetimes with an elastic stress energy tensor using 1+3 formalism

    Brito, I

    2012-01-01

    Conformally flat spacetimes with an elastic stress energy tensor given by a diagonal trace-free anisotropic pressure tensor are investigated using 1+3 formalism. We show how the null tetrad Ricci components are related to the pressure components and energy density. The 1+3 Bianchi and Jacobi identities and Einstein field equations are written for this particular case. In general the commutators must be considered since they supply potentially new information on higher order derivatives of the 1+3 quantities. We solve the system for the non rotating case which consist of ODEs of a spatial coordinate.

  4. Inhalation toxicity and carcinogenicity of 1,3-butadiene in Sprague-Dawley rats.

    Owen, P E; Glaister, J R

    1990-01-01

    A 2-year inhalation study was conducted in Sprague-Dawley rats with 1,3-butadiene. Groups of 110 male and 110 female rats inhaled 1,3-butadiene at 0, 1000, or 8000 ppm for 6hr/day, 5 days/week. Interim clinical pathology, neuromuscular, and histopathology investigations were carried out. The study terminated at 20 to 25% survival (105 weeks for females, 111 weeks for males). Following exposure to 1,3-butadiene there were no effects on hematology, blood chemistry, urine analysis, and neuromusc...

  5. Spiro azepane-oxazolidinones as Kv1.3 potassium channel blockers - WO2010066840

    Wulff, Heike

    2010-01-01

    This article evaluates a patent application from Solvay Pharmaceuticals, which claims spiro azepane-oxazolidinones as novel blockers of the voltage-gated potassium channel Kv1.3 for the treatment of diabetes, psoriasis, obesity, transplant rejection and T-cell mediated autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The patent describes a new chemotype of Kv1.3 blockers and thus illustrates the growing interest of the pharmaceutical industry in Kv1.3 as a target of im...

  6. Analysis of 3-MCPD and 1,3-DCP in Various Foodstuffs Using GC-MS

    Kim, Wooseok; Jeong, Yun A; On, Jiwon; Choi, Ari; Lee, Jee-yeon; Lee, Joon Goo; Lee, Kwang-Geun; Pyo, Heesoo

    2015-01-01

    3-Monochloro-1,2-propanediol (3-MCPD) and 1,3-dichloro-2-propanol (1,3-DCP) are not only produced in the manufacturing process of foodstuffs such as hydrolyzed vegetable proteins and soy sauce but are also formed by heat processing in the presence of fat and low water activity. 3-MCPD exists both in free and ester forms, and the ester form has been also detected in various foods. Free 3-MCPD and 1,3-DCP are classified as Group 2B by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Although th...

  7. Theoretical study of the thermodynamic properties, phase transition wave, and phase transition velocity for octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine

    We develop a phonon-electron free energy model to study the thermodynamic properties and phase transitions of δ-octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine. The bulk modulus, thermal expansion coefficient, specific heat, Hugoniot curve, and phase transition curve are calculated in wide temperature and pressure ranges. The results are in agreement with the available experiments at zero pressure, and are reasonable predictions at high pressure for the lack of experiment. Two kinds of phase transition waves are investigated. We find the velocity of shock-induced phase transition wave is between 3400 m/s and 4700 m/s, and the velocity of self-sustaining phase transition wave is between 1300 m/s and 1900 m/s

  8. Accurately Predicting the Density and Hydrostatic Compression of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine from First Principles

    We predict the densities of crystalline hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) by introducing a factor of (1+1.5 × 10−4T) into the wavefunction-based potential of RDX constructed from first principles using the symmetry-adapted perturbation theory and the Williams—Stone—Misquitta method. The predicted values are within an accuracy of 1% of the density from 0 to 430 K and closely reproduced the RDX densities under hydrostatic compression. This work heralds a promising approach to predicting accurately the densities of high explosives at temperatures and pressures to which they are often subjected, which is a long-standing issue in the field of energetic materials. (condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties)

  9. Novel reaction of N,N'-bisarylmethanediamines with formaldehyde. Synthesis of some new 1,3,5-triaryl-1,3,5-hexahydrotriazines.

    Ghandi, Mehdi; Salimi, Farshid; Olyaei, Abolfazl

    2006-01-01

    The acid-catalyzed cyclocondensation of N,N'-bisaryl (aryl = 2-pyrimidinyl, 2-pyrazinyl and 4-nitrophenyl) methanediamines 5a-c with aqueous formaldehyde in refluxing acetonitrile leads to the formation of the corresponding 1,3,5-triaryl-1,3,5-hexa-hydrotriazines 6a-c. The stoichiometric reactions of 2-aminopyrimidine and 2-amino-pyrazine with aqueous formaldehyde in acetonitrile under reflux conditions also afforded 6a and 6b, respectively. Treatment of 2-aminopyrimidine with aqueous formaldehyde in a 3:2 ratio yielded N,N',N"-tris(2-pyrimidinyl)dimethylenetriamine (7a) as a sole product, which upon subsequent reaction with formaldehyde also afforded 6a. The reaction of N,N'-biphenylmethanediamine with formaldehyde was also investigated. PMID:17971727

  10. Novel Reaction of N,N'-Bisarylmethanediamines with Formaldehyde. Synthesis of Some New 1,3,5-Triaryl-1,3,5-hexahydrotriazines

    Abolfazl Olyaei

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available The acid-catalyzed cyclocondensation of N,N'-bisaryl (aryl = 2-pyrimidinyl, 2- pyrazinyl and 4-nitrophenyl methanediamines 5a-c with aqueous formaldehyde in refluxing acetonitrile leads to the formation of the corresponding 1,3,5-triaryl-1,3,5-hexa- hydrotriazines 6a-c. The stoichiometric reactions of 2-aminopyrimidine and 2-amino- pyrazine with aqueous formaldehyde in acetonitrile under reflux conditions also afforded 6a and 6b, respectively. Treatment of 2-aminopyrimidine with aqueous formaldehyde in a 3:2 ratio yielded N,N',N"-tris(2-pyrimidinyldimethylenetriamine (7a as a sole product, which upon subsequent reaction with formaldehyde also afforded 6a. The reaction of N,N'-biphenylmethanediamine with formaldehyde was also investigated.