Sample records for acido dimercapto succinico

  1. Utility of the dimercapto succinic acid pentavalent ({sup 99m} Tc- DMSA V) in the diagnostic of secondary bone leisure at metastasis of diverse primary tumours. Preliminary study; Utilidad del acido dimercapto succinico pentavalente ({sup 99m} Tc-DMSA V) en el diagnostico de lesiones oseas secundarias a metastasis de diversos tumores primarios. Estudio preliminar

    Ortega L, N. [Hospital de Especialidades ' Dr. Antonio Fraga Mouret' Centro Medico Nacional ' La Raza' , IMSS Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Pichardo R, P.A. [Medico Nuclear adscrito al servicio de Medicina Nuclear del Hospital de Oncologia, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, IMSS, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Marquez H, A. [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, IMSS, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)


    The more used method in the diagnosis of secondary bone lesions to become cancerous it is by means of having derived of phosphates like it is the {sup 99m}Tc- MDP. The reason of acquiring searching with the radiopharmaceutical {sup 99m}Tc- DMSA V is with the purpose to find other bone lesions that are not visualized with the gammagraphy with diphosphonate and therefore to increase the specificity of the study. (Author)

  2. Genotoxicity of meso-2,3-dimercapto succinic acid-coated silver sulfide quantum dot

    Deniz Özkan Vardar


    Full Text Available Nanotecnology products have been used in wide applications in chemistry, electronics, energy generation, and medicine. Despite significant interest in developing quantum dots (QDs for biomedical applications, many researchers are convinced that QDs will never be used for the treatment of patients because of their potential toxicity. In various in vitro cell culture studies, the cytotoxic properties of some QD have been demonstrated and they have been suggested to be toxic in humans. In this study, the cytotoxic properties of Ag2S-(Meso-2,3-Dimercapto Succinic acid nanomaterials in V79 cells (Chinese lung fibroblast cell line were determined by MTT assay. The genotoxic effects of Ag2S-(Meso-2,3-Dimercapto Succinic acid were evaluated by the alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis. The cells were treated with Ag2S-(Meso-2,3-Dimercapto Succinic acid at the concentrations of 5- 2000 µg/ml. No cytotoxic effect of Ag2S-(Meso-2,3-Dimercapto Succinic acid at all concentrations studied was observed. No significant increases in DNA damage were found at the studied concentrations when compared to negative control in V79 cells. In conclusion, further in vitro and in vivo studies are required to determine the safety doses of Ag2S-(Meso-2,3-Dimercapto Succinic acid.

  3. Effect of an anti-thyroid drug, 2,8-Dimercapto-6-hydroxy purine on reproduction in male rats.

    Jahan, Sarwat; Ahmed, Shakeel; Emanuel, Erum; Fatima, Ismat; Ahmed, Hussain


    This histomorphological study is designed to evaluate the peripheral action of 2,8-Dimercapto-6-hydroxypurine (an antithyroid drug) on male reproductive system. The drug was administered as i.p. injection for 21 days to investigate its role on morphology of intratesticular cells and plasma testosterone level. Adult male rats (n=12), divided into three groups i.e. control, dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO) and 2,8-Dimercapto-6-hydroxypurine treated groups and treated with saline, DMSO and 2,8-Dimercapto-6-hydroxypurine for 21 consecutive days respectively. Blood samples were collected at day 1, 7, 14 and 21 and analyzed by using EIA systems. All the animals were scarified on 22nd day and testicular tissues were studied by histomorphpological assesment. 2,8-Dimercapto-6-hydroxypurine caused a significant decrease (P<0.0001) in mean testicular cell population, testicular cell diameter and resulted in arrested spermatogenesis. A significant decrease (P<0.0001) was observed in mean Sertoli and Leydig cell population and diameter in treated group. Similarly a significant decrease was observed in plasma testosterone levels at days 1, 7 and 14 (P<0.05) and further decrease by day 21 (P<0.01) of drug treatment. The present study suggests that 2,8-Dimercapto-6-hydroxypurine is a negative modulator of reproductive system as it suppressed the plasma testosterone level and proliferation of different testicular cell types in adult male rats. PMID:22459469

  4. Spectrophotometric studies on rhenium complexes of dio-o-hydroxy benzylidene and di-anisylidene thio-carbohydrazones and 3, 5-dimercapto-4 amino-4, 1, 2-triazole

    Spectrophotometric studies on the reactions of dio-o- hydroxybenzylidene and di-anisylidene thiocarbohydrazone and 3,5- dimercapto-4 amino 4,1,2 triazole have been made. The reagents can be utilised for the spectrophotometric determination of rhenium. The sensitivities of determination are comparable with the existing reagents including the other thiocarbohydrazide derivatives and the selectivity is higher 3,5 dimercapto-3 amino-4,1,2, triazole has been found to be more selective than other thiocarbohydrazide derivatives. The composition of the complexes in solution have been ascertained and overall and stepwise formation constants have been evaluated by standard methods. (author). 6 refs., 1 tab

  5. Cross linkage studies with the membranes of the vesicular stomatitis virus using radioactive 4-acido and 5-acido palmitic acid

    In the study described here the spatial arrangement of lipids and proteins in the VS virus was investigated on the basis of the covalent cross linkage technique. The formation of such cross linkages is brought about by the action of photosensitive acidosubstituted lipids, which permit acido functions to be introduced into a membrane in a previously defined position. Subsequently, photolysis helps to trigger the generation of radioactive nitrenes that react with the proteins and lipids in their immediate vicinity in a direct and non-selective way. The findings revealed by this study have raised questions as to the possibility of lipid-protein and lipid-lipid interactions, which is also discussed. (orig./MG)

  6. 99mtechnetium-dimercapto-succinic acid renal scanning and excretory urography in diagnosis of renal scars in children

    McLorie, G.A.; Aliabadi, H.; Churchill, B.M.; Ash, J.M.; Gilday, D.L. (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario (Canada))


    We compared the ability of excretory urography (without tomography) and 99mtechnetium-dimercapto-succinic acid renal scanning to detect renal scars in 32 children with primary vesicoureteral reflux. These children did not have hydronephrosis, renal failure or urinary tract obstruction. In all cases both studies were conducted within a 10-month period. The findings from both modalities were in agreement for 51 of the 64 renal units evaluated (80%). Evaluation of the excretory urogram indicated 6 cases of diffuse and 2 of focal scarring that were not detected by evaluation of the renal scan. The sensitivity of excretory urography to detect renal scars was 84% and the specificity was 83%. The 99mtechnetium-dimercapto-succinic acid renal scan showed 5 cases of focal renal scarring not detected by excretory urography. The sensitivity of the renal scan to detect renal scars was 77% and the specificity was 75%. We conclude that neither study alone could effectively replace the other for the detection of renal scars, and recommend that both be included in the initial evaluation and followup of patients with renal scars.

  7. Prebiotic Polymerization: Oxidative Polymerization of 2,3 Dimercapto-1- Propanol on the Surface of Iron(III) Hydroxide Oxide

    Weber, Arthur L.


    The oxidation of 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol by ferric ions on the surface of iron(III) hydroxide oxide (Fe(OH)O) yielded polydisulfide oligomers. This polymerization occurred readily at low dithiol concentration under mild aqueous conditions. Polydisulfide polymers up to the 15-mer were synthesized from 1 mM dithiol in 5 ml water reacted with iron(III) hydroxide oxide (20 mg, 160 micromole Fe) for 3 days under anaerobic conditions at 40 C and pH 4. About 91% of the dithiol was converted to short soluble oligomers and 9% to insoluble larger oligomers that were isolated with the FE(OH)O phase. Reactions carried out at the same ratio of dithiol to FE(OH)O but at higher dithiol concentrations gave higher yields of the larger insoluble oligomers. The relationship of these results to prebiotic polymer synthesis is discussed.

  8. Prebiotic polymerization: Oxidative polymerization of 2, 3-dimercapto-1-propanol on the surface of iron(III) hydroxide oxide

    Weber, Arthur L.


    The oxidation of 2, 3-dimercapto-1-propanol by ferric ions on the surface of iron(III) hydroxide oxide (Fe(OH)O) yielded polydisulfide oligomers. This polymerization occurred readily at low dithiol concentration under mild aqueous conditions. Polydisulfide polymers up to the 15-mer were synthesized from 1 mM dithiol in 5 ml water reacted with iron(III) hydroxide oxide (20 mg, 160 micromole Fe) for 3 days under anaerobic conditions at 40 C and pH 4. About 91% of the dithiol was converted to short soluble oligomers and 9% to insoluble larger oligomers that were isolated with the Fe(OH)O phase. Reactions carried out at the same ratio of dithiol to Fe(OH)O but at higher dithiol concentrations gave higher yields of the larger insoluble oligomers. The relationship of these results to prebiotic polymer synthesis is discussed.

  9. Topical efficacy of dimercapto-chelating agents against lewisite-induced skin lesions in SKH-1 hairless mice

    Mouret, Stéphane, E-mail: [Département de Toxicologie et Risques Chimiques, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées, 24 avenue Maquis du Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche (France); Wartelle, Julien; Emorine, Sandy; Bertoni, Marine; Nguon, Nina; Cléry-Barraud, Cécile [Département de Toxicologie et Risques Chimiques, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées, 24 avenue Maquis du Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche (France); Dorandeu, Frédéric [Département de Toxicologie et Risques Chimiques, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées, 24 avenue Maquis du Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche (France); Ecole du Val-de-Grâce, 1 place Alphonse Laveran, Paris (France); Boudry, Isabelle [Département de Toxicologie et Risques Chimiques, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées, 24 avenue Maquis du Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche (France)


    Lewisite is a potent chemical warfare arsenical vesicant that can cause severe skin lesions. Today, lewisite exposure remains possible during demilitarization of old ammunitions and as a result of deliberate use. Although its cutaneous toxicity is not fully elucidated, a specific antidote exists, the British anti-lewisite (BAL, dimercaprol) but it is not without untoward effects. Analogs of BAL, less toxic, have been developed such as meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and have been employed for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning. However, efficacy of DMSA against lewisite-induced skin lesions remains to be determined in comparison with BAL. We have thus evaluated in this study the therapeutic efficacy of BAL and DMSA in two administration modes against skin lesions induced by lewisite vapor on SKH-1 hairless mice. Our data demonstrate a strong protective efficacy of topical application of dimercapto-chelating agents in contrast to a subcutaneous administration 1 h after lewisite exposure, with attenuation of wound size, necrosis and impairment of skin barrier function. The histological evaluation also confirms the efficacy of topical application by showing that treatments were effective in reversing lewisite-induced neutrophil infiltration. This protective effect was associated with an epidermal hyperplasia. However, for all the parameters studied, BAL was more effective than DMSA in reducing lewisite-induced skin injury. Together, these findings support the use of a topical form of dimercaprol-chelating agent against lewisite-induced skin lesion within the first hour after exposure to increase the therapeutic management and that BAL, despite its side-effects, should not be abandoned. - Highlights: • Topically applied dimercapto-chelating agents reduce lewisite-induced skin damage. • One topical application of BAL or DMSA is sufficient to reverse lewisite effects. • Topical BAL is more effective than DMSA to counteract lewisite-induced skin damage.

  10. Topical efficacy of dimercapto-chelating agents against lewisite-induced skin lesions in SKH-1 hairless mice

    Lewisite is a potent chemical warfare arsenical vesicant that can cause severe skin lesions. Today, lewisite exposure remains possible during demilitarization of old ammunitions and as a result of deliberate use. Although its cutaneous toxicity is not fully elucidated, a specific antidote exists, the British anti-lewisite (BAL, dimercaprol) but it is not without untoward effects. Analogs of BAL, less toxic, have been developed such as meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and have been employed for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning. However, efficacy of DMSA against lewisite-induced skin lesions remains to be determined in comparison with BAL. We have thus evaluated in this study the therapeutic efficacy of BAL and DMSA in two administration modes against skin lesions induced by lewisite vapor on SKH-1 hairless mice. Our data demonstrate a strong protective efficacy of topical application of dimercapto-chelating agents in contrast to a subcutaneous administration 1 h after lewisite exposure, with attenuation of wound size, necrosis and impairment of skin barrier function. The histological evaluation also confirms the efficacy of topical application by showing that treatments were effective in reversing lewisite-induced neutrophil infiltration. This protective effect was associated with an epidermal hyperplasia. However, for all the parameters studied, BAL was more effective than DMSA in reducing lewisite-induced skin injury. Together, these findings support the use of a topical form of dimercaprol-chelating agent against lewisite-induced skin lesion within the first hour after exposure to increase the therapeutic management and that BAL, despite its side-effects, should not be abandoned. - Highlights: • Topically applied dimercapto-chelating agents reduce lewisite-induced skin damage. • One topical application of BAL or DMSA is sufficient to reverse lewisite effects. • Topical BAL is more effective than DMSA to counteract lewisite-induced skin damage

  11. Ocular melanoma imaging with 99m Tc (V)Dimercapto succinic acid in Thyrotoxic (Grave's) patients pretreated with radioiodine

    Ocular melanoma in Thyrotoxic patients is a very rare type of cancer, where its exact cause or link between the radiation exposure due to radioiodine therapy or other external radiation exposure on its development is still an unsolved puzzle. In the recent years the ectopic production of melanin and presence of somatostatin receptors in medullary thyroid carcinoma demonstrated its neuroendocrine origin. Thereafter the accumulation of 99mTc (V) Dimercapto succinic acid in medullary thyroid carcinoma cells were also reported. In 1991, Feggi et al demonstrated the scintigraphic uptake of radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies directed against melanoma in follicular thyroid adenoma. On this basis we conducted studies with 99m Tc (V) DMSA, in two thyrotoxic patients, received radioiodine therapy in 1985 and 1986 respectively and developed choroidal melanoma (in one case lacrimal gland was also involved), however the exact etiology was not established. The DMSA cold kits were prepared locally and labeled at five-valent state of 99m Technetium. Proper quality control methods were applied and the dose of 10 mCi was injected in each patient. The whole body images as well as brain SPECT images were taken after two hrs. and analyzed for further evaluation. The 99mTc(V) DMSA accumulation in melanoma site was seen in SPECT images .Our findings were further confirmed by CT and histochemistry. It further corroborates the neuroendocrine origin of melanoma having originated from the neural crest during development as mentioned in literature

  12. Determination of arsenic metabolic complex excreted in human urine after administration of sodium 2,3-dimercapto-1-propane sulfonate.

    Gong, Zhilong; Jiang, Guifeng; Cullen, William R; Aposhian, H Vasken; Le, X Chris


    Sodium 2,3-dimercapto-1-propane sulfonate (DMPS) has been used to treat acute arsenic poisoning. Presumably DMPS functions by chelating some arsenic species to increase the excretion of arsenic from the body. However, the excreted complex of DMPS with arsenic has not been detected. Here we describe a DMPS complex with monomethylarsonous acid (MMA(III)), a key trivalent arsenic in the arsenic methylation process, and show the presence of the DMPS-MMA(III) complex in human urine after the administration of DMPS. The DMPS-MMA(III) complex was characterized using electrospray tandem mass spectrometry and determined by using HPLC separation with hydride generation atomic fluorescence detection (HGAFD). The DMPS-MMA(III) complex did not form a volatile hydride with borohydride treatment. On-line digestion with 0.1 M sodium hydroxide following HPLC separation decomposed the DMPS-MMA(III) complex and allowed for the subsequent quantification by hydride generation atomic fluorescence. Arsenite (As(III)), arsenate (As(V)), monomethylarsonic acid (MMA(V)), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA(V)), MMA(III), and DMPS-MMA(III) complex were analyzed in urine samples from human subjects collected after the ingestion of 300 mg of DMPS. The administration of DMPS resulted in a decrease of the DMA(V) concentration and an increase of the MMA(V) concentration excreted in the urine, confirming the previous results. The finding of the DMPS-MMA(III) complex in human urine after DMPS treatment provides an explanation for the inhibition of arsenic methylation by DMPS. Because MMA(III) is the substrate for the biomethylation of arsenic from MMA(V) to DMA(V), the formation of DMPS-MMA(III) complex would reduce the availability of MMA(III) for the subsequent biomethylation. PMID:12387631

  13. Assessing Metabolic Changes in Response to mTOR Inhibition in a Mantle Cell Lymphoma Xenograft Model Using AcidoCEST MRI.

    Akhenblit, Paul J; Hanke, Neale T; Gill, Alexander; Persky, Daniel O; Howison, Christine M; Pagel, Mark D; Baker, Amanda F


    AcidoCEST magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has previously been shown to measure tumor extracellular pH (pHe) with excellent accuracy and precision. This study investigated the ability of acidoCEST MRI to monitor changes in tumor pHe in response to therapy. To perform this study, we used the Granta 519 human mantle cell lymphoma cell line, which is an aggressive B-cell malignancy that demonstrates activation of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. We performed in vitro and in vivo studies using the Granta 519 cell line to investigate the efficacy and associated changes induced by the mTOR inhibitor, everolimus (RAD001). AcidoCEST MRI studies showed a statistically significant increase in tumor pHe of 0.10 pH unit within 1 day of initiating treatment, which foreshadowed a decrease in tumor growth of the Granta 519 xenograft model. AcidoCEST MRI then measured a decrease in tumor pHe 7 days after initiating treatment, which foreshadowed a return to normal tumor growth rate. Therefore, this study is a strong example that acidoCEST MRI can be used to measure tumor pHe that may serve as a marker for therapeutic efficacy of anticancer therapies. PMID:27140422

  14. Poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole) as a Cathode for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries with Dramatically Improved Performance

    Gao, Jie


    Organosulfur compounds with multiple thiol groups are promising for high gravimetric energy density electrochemical energy storage. We have synthesized a poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole) (PDMcT)/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) composite cathode for lithium-ion batteries with a new method and investigated its electrochemical behavior by charge/discharge cycles and cyclic voltammetry (CV) in an ether-based electrolyte. Based on a comparison of the electrochemical performance with a carbonate-based electrolyte, we found a much higher discharge capacity, but also a very attractive cycling performance of PDMcT by using a tetra(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether (TEGDME)-based electrolyte. The first discharge capacity of the as-synthesized PDMcT/PEDOT composite approached 210 mAh g -1 in the TEGDME-based electrolyte. CV results clearly show that the redox reactions of PDMcT are highly reversible in this TEGDME-based electrolyte. The reversible capacity remained around 120 mAh g -1 after 20 charge/discharge cycles. With improved cycling performance and very low cost, PDMcT could become a very promising cathode material when combined with a TEGDME-based electrolyte. The poor capacity in the carbonate-based electrolyte is a consequence of the irreversible reaction of the DMcT monomer and dimer with the solvent, emphasizing the importance of electrolyte chemistry when studying molecular-based battery materials. The nature of the electrolyte has a dramatic effect on the performance of poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole) (PDMcT) as a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries. Whereas the use of an ethylene/diethyl carbonate (EC/DEC)-based electrolyte resulted in very poor performance, the use of a tetra(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether (TEGDME)-based electrolyte dramatically improved the performance in terms of both the discharge capacity and capacity retention (see scheme). Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Electrical and electrochemical properties of poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole)-polyaniline adduct intercalated graphite oxide composites

    Poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole-polyaniline) adduct (PDMcT-PANI) was synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization. It indicates that electrons are transferred between the PANI and the PDMcT to form the electron donor-acceptor adduct. PDMcT-PANI intercalated graphite oxide composites (PDMcT-PANI/GO) were synthesized by delamination/reassembling method. The hydrogen bond is formed between the -NH and -SH groups of PDMcT-PANI and the carboxyl groups at the edges of the GO, which is confirmed by FTIR. XRD and TEM results show that the PDMcT-PANI/GO composites still maintain good lamellar structure after intercalation, and the interlayer spacing (Ic values) of the GO is enlarged with the addition of the PDMcT-PANI. PDMcT-PANI/GO composites provide better thermal stability compared with pristine GO and PDMcT-PANI. In addition, the intercalation of PDMcT-PANI also improves the electrical conductivity and electrochemical properties of the composites.

  16. Concomitant administration of sodium 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulphonate (DMPS) and diphenyl diselenide reduces effectiveness of DMPS in restoring damage induced by mercuric chloride in mice.

    Brandão, Ricardo; Borges, Lysandro Pinto; Nogueira, Cristina Wayne


    The effect of combined therapy with diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)(2) and sodium 2,3-dimercapto-propane-1-sulphonate (DMPS) against alterations induced by mercury (Hg(2+)) was evaluated. Mice were exposed to mercuric chloride (HgCl(2)) (1mg/kg, subcutaneously) for two weeks. After that, mice received (PhSe)(2) (15.6 mg/kg), or DMPS (12.6 mg/kg), or a combination of both for one week. Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), ascorbic acid and Hg(2+) levels and glutathione S-transferase (GST) and catalase (CAT) activities were carried out in kidney. Hematological parameters, plasmatic bilirubin, uric acid, urea and creatinine levels as well as lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity were determined. (PhSe)(2) or DMPS restored the increase in LDH activity and TBARS, bilirubin, uric acid, urea and creatinine levels caused by HgCl(2). The levels of erythrocytes, hemoglobin and hematocrit reduced by HgCl(2) exposure were restored by (PhSe)(2) or DMPS administration in mice. Leukocyte and platelet counts modified by HgCl(2) exposure were restored by (PhSe)(2) or DMPS therapy. DMPS restored the increase in Hg(2+) levels induced by exposure to HgCl(2). Concomitant administration of (PhSe)(2) and DMPS reduced the effectiveness of DMPS in restoring damage induced by HgCl(2). Combined therapy with (PhSe)(2) and DMPS was less effective than isolated therapies in restoring the damage induced by HgCl(2) in mice. PMID:19406194

  17. Extração/pré-concentração de íons cobre no ponto nuvem explorando a formação de complexos com DMIT [4,5-dimercapto-1,3-ditiol-2-tionato

    Bruna Fabrin Somera


    Full Text Available The present study proposes a method for cloud point preconcentration of copper ions at pH 2.0 based on complexes formed with [4,5-dimercapto-1,3-dithyol-2-thionate] and subsequent determination by flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS. Under optimal analytical conditions, the method provided limits of detection of 0.84 and 0.45 µg L-1, by preconcentrating 12.0 and 24.0 mL of sample, respectively. The method was applied for copper determination in water samples, synthetic saliva, guarana powder, tea samples and soft drinks and the accuracy was assessed by analyzing the certified reference materials Dogfish Liver (DOLT-4 and Lobster Hepatopancreas (TORT-2.

  18. Respiration gating and Bloch fitting improve pH measurements with acidoCEST MRI in an ovarian orthotopic tumor model

    Jones, Kyle M.; Randtke, Edward A.; Howison, Christine M.; Pagel, Mark D.


    We have developed a MRI method that can measure extracellular pH in tumor tissues, known as acidoCEST MRI. This method relies on the detection of Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) of iopamidol, an FDA-approved CT contrast agent that has two CEST signals. A log10 ratio of the two CEST signals is linearly correlated with pH, but independent of agent concentration, endogenous T1 relaxation time, and B1 inhomogeneity. Therefore, detecting both CEST effects of iopamidol during in vivo studies can be used to accurately measure the extracellular pH in tumor tissues. Past in vivo studies using acidoCEST MRI have suffered from respiration artifacts in orthotopic and lung tumor models that have corrupted pH measurements. In addition, the non-linear fitting method used to analyze results is unreliable as it is subject to over-fitting especially with noisy CEST spectra. To improve the technique, we have recently developed a respiration gated CEST MRI pulse sequence that has greatly reduced motion artifacts, and we have included both a prescan and post scan to remove endogenous CEST effects. In addition, we fit the results by parameterizing the contrast of the exogenous agent with respect to pH via the Bloch equations modified for chemical exchange, which is less subject to over-fitting than the non-linear method. These advances in the acidoCEST MRI technique and analysis methods have made pH measurements more reliable, especially in areas of the body subject to respiratory motion.

  19. Síntesis de óxidos tipo perovskita, mediante polimerización con acido cítrico y combustión con glicina.

    Gómez Cuaspud, Jairo A; Valencia Ríos, Jesús S


    En este trabajo se describe la preparación de la perovskita La0.25 Sr 0.25 CO 0.5 Fe 0.5 O3 (LSCoF), mediante la polimerización con acido cítrico y combustión con glicina, con el propósito de obtener materiales para potenciales aplicaciones catalíticas, eléctricas y electroquímicas; para ellos los sólidos se caracterizaron mediante difracción de rayos X (DRX) y microscopia electrónica de barrido (SEM); obteniendo información acerca de la formación y pureza de fases, la morfología, la estructu...


    William H.J. Strosnider


    Full Text Available El drenaje acido de minas (DAM es un problema a nivel mundial. El co-tratamiento pasivo de DAM con aguas residuales municipales (ARM es una manera efectiva y de bajo costo que utiliza los nutrientes de ARM para tratar las concentraciones de metales y sulfato en DAM. Cerro Rico de Potosí, Bolivia es una de las grandes ciudades mineras en el mundo que tiene muchos problemas con el DAM. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar velocidades de reacción de Al, Fe, Mn, Zn, y otros metales en DAM provenientes de un flujo de agua en Cerro Rico usando un sistema reactor de tres etapas. El DAM tenía un pH de 3.58, acidez de 1080 mg/L equivalente a CaCO3 conteniendo concentraciones de 12, 68, 17, y 550 mg/L de Al, Fe, Mn y Zn respectivamente. Las velocidades de reacción de Al, Fe, Mn y Zn fueron de 1.43, 2.09, 0.01 y 0.10 d-1, respectivamente.

  1. Hydrogen sulfide corrosion of weld regions in API X52 steel; Corrosion por acido sulfhidrico de las regiones de soldadura en acero API X52

    Arenas-Martinez, L.F [Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail:; Garcia-Cerecero, G. [Corporacion Mexicana de Investigacion en Materiales S.A. de C.V., Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    The corrosion behavior of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) regions has been studied using potentiodynamic polarization and polarization resistance (LPR) techniques. Experiments were conducted in hydrogen sulfide (H{sub 2}S)-containing brine and in H{sub 2}S-free brine. Welds were made on API 5L X52 steel. Due to differences in their microstructure, chemical composition and residual stress level, weld regions exhibited different responses under H{sub 2}S corrosion. Base metal exhibited the highest corrosion rate (CR) and the most cathodic corrosion potential. [Spanish] Se estudio el comportamiento ante la corrosion de las regiones de soldadura de un cordon realizado por arco metalico con gas (GMAW) sobre un acero grado API X52 mediante las tecnicas de polarizacion potencio dinamica y resistencia a la polarizacion (LPR). Los experimentos se realizaron utilizando salmuera con 300 ppm de acido sulfhidrico (H{sub 2}S) y salmuera libre de H{sub 2}S como electrolitos. Debido a las diferencias en su microestructura, composicion quimica y el nivel de esfuerzos residuales, las regiones de soldadura mostraron diferentes respuestas a la corrosion por H{sub 2}S. El metal base exhibio la velocidad de corrosion (VC) mas alta y el potencial de corrosion mas catodico.




    Full Text Available Metodos electroquimicos fueron utilizados para promover y evaluar la adsorcion orientada de albumina y colageno sobre superficies polimericas de acido polilactico (PLA mediante la aplicacion de un sobrepotencial anodico en un rango de 0 V a 0,45 V. La adsorcion fueestudiada usando mediciones simultaneas de espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIE y microbalanza de cristal de cuarzo (QCM, en un rango de temperaturas de 25°C a 45°C, con variaciones en proteina entre 5 y 20 ¿Êg/ml en solucion buffer de fosfato de pH 7,4. Con el aumento de la concentracion de proteinas en el electrolito, disminuye la resistencia a la transferencia de carga, exhibiendo asi una mayor adsorcion sobre la superficie, ademas de aumentar la magnitud de los cambios de masa. Se mejoro la hidrofilicidad del recubrimiento, mostrando una mayor afinidad con las soluciones de colageno y por lo tanto un aumento en la biocompatibilidad debido a la activacion superficial.

  3. Estudio de la adsorción de proteínas sobre superficies de acido poliláctico mediante técnicas gravimétricas y electroquímicas



    Metodos electroquimicos fueron utilizados para promover y evaluar la adsorcion orientada de albumina y colageno sobre superficies polimericas de acido polilactico (PLA) mediante la aplicacion de un sobrepotencial anodico en un rango de 0 V a 0,45 V. La adsorcion fueestudiada usando mediciones simultaneas de espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIE) y microbalanza de cristal de cuarzo (QCM), en un rango de temperaturas de 25°C a 45°C, con variaciones en proteina entre 5 y 20 ¿Êg/ml en...

  4. Determination of the load state of lead-acid batteries using neural networks; Determinacion del estado de carga de baterias plomo-acido utilizando redes neuronales

    Cristin V, Miguel A; Ortega S, Cesar A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    The charge of lead-acid batteries (LAB), as in any other type of batteries, consists of replacing the energy consumed during the discharge. Nevertheless, as no physical or chemical process is good enough to totality recharge a battery, it is necessary to supply to it more than the 100% of the energy demanded during its discharge. A critical factor to make a suitable load control of the batteries is to determine its own state of load. That is to say, to have an efficient load control, it is necessary to count on means that allow to accurately determining the residual capacity of the battery to deliver load. This one is the one of the aspects of greater interest in the research centers around world. For this reason, in this work it was pretended to develop a calculation algorithm of the state of load of batteries based on a fuzzy-neural network that could calculate the state of load without using the battery current as an input. This is because one of the main problems for the designers of battery load controllers is the correct supervision of the current that circulates around the system in all the rank of operation of the same one because the sensors do not have a linear behavior. [Spanish] La recarga de baterias plomo-acido (BPA), como cualquier otro tipo de baterias, consiste en reponer la energia consumida durante la descarga. Sin embargo, como ningun proceso fisico o quimico es lo bastante eficiente para recargar a totalidad una bateria, es necesario suministrarle mas del 100% de la energia demandada durante su descarga. Un factor critico para realizar un adecuado control de carga de las baterias, es determinar su propio estado de carga. Es decir, para tener un control de carga eficiente, es necesario contar con un medio que permita determinar con precision la capacidad remanente de la bateria para entregar carga. Este es uno de los aspectos de mayor interes en los centros de investigacion alrededor el mundo. Por tal razon, en este trabajo se propuso

  5. Proposal to neutralize acid fluids from wells in the Los Humeros, Pue., geothermal field; Propuesta para la neutralizacion de fluidos acidos provenientes de pozos del campo geotermico de Los Humeros, Pue.

    Flores Armenta, Magaly del Carmen; Ramirez Montes, Miguel; Garcia Cuevas, Juan Manuel [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    Neutralizing an acidic fluid consists of adding a sodium hydroxide solution to neutralize the H group of acids, therefore increasing the pH. The injection of sodium hydroxide has to be continuous and at a proper depth inside the well to protect against the corrosion of casing and surface equipment. Neutralization is a common practice used in geothermal fields, such as at The Geysers in the US and Miravalles in Costa Rica-places where aggressive fluids cause problems for extracting and using geothermal fluids commercially. A zone surrounding wells H-4, H-16 and H-29 in the northern section of the Los Humeros, Pue., geothermal field, known as the Colapso Central, has shown evidence of aggressively acidic fluids. Several wells drilled in the area had to be repaired, thus plugging and isolating the deepest production zones. Well H-43 was drilled two years ago in the northern zone of the field, and even though it is not located in the aggressive-fluid zone, the well presents mineralogical features possibly indicating the presence of acidic fluids. Therefore, before producing this well it has been proposed we install a neutralization system with general characteristics presented in this paper. The system will prevent corrosion that up to now has prevented exploitation of the deep portion of Colapso Central, helping to develop the field in a more profitable way. [Spanish] Neutralizar un fluido acido consiste en agregarle una solucion de hidroxido de sodio. Esto neutraliza el grupo de acidos H y en consecuencia aumenta el pH. La inyeccion de hidroxido de sodio se realiza de manera continua y a una profundidad adecuada dentro del pozo para proteger a la tuberia y a todo el equipo superficial contra la corrosion. La neutralizacion es una practica comun que se viene realizando en campos como Los Geysers en Estados Unidos y en Miravalles, Costa Rica, donde la presencia de fluidos agresivos causa problemas en la extraccion y aprovechamiento del fluido geotermico con fines

  6. Diseño de instalación eléctrica para acometida e instalación interior de una Planta de Valorización y Reciclaje de Baterías de Plomo-Acido con apoyo de instalación solar fotovoltaica conectada a red

    Céspedes Lasheras, José Juan


    El presente proyecto pretende describir y justificar las instalaciones eléctricas tanto de baja como de alta tensión, de una planta industrial dedicada a la Valorización y Reciclaje de Baterías de Plomo-Acido. Igualmente se describirá y justificará la instalación solar fotovoltaica conectada a red, instalada sobre parte de las cubiertas de los edificios que conforman la planta.

  7. Synthesis and characterization of PdAg as a catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in acid medium; Sintesis y caracterizacion de PdAg como catalizador para la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno en medio acido

    Martinez-Casillas, D. C.; Vazquez-Huerta, G.; Solorza-Feria, O. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    This work presents the synthesis of the binary compound PdAg and the electrochemical characterization for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in acid medium. The catalyst is obtained from the reduction of Pd(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O and AgNO{sub 3} with NaBH{sub 4} in THF. The synthesized compound was physically characterized with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), sweep electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) of powder. Electrochemical studies were conducted to determine the catalytic activity and intrinsic properties of the PdAg material for the ORR in acid medium using cyclic voltamperometry (CV), rotary disc electrode (RDE) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in a solution of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} 0.5 M at 25 degrees Celsius. The electrochemical current-potential responses were compared to those of palladium and platinum. The kinetic results showed an increase in the performance of the bimetallic electrocatalyst containing Ag as compared to pure Pd, but less than that obtained with nanometric Pt. The Tafel slopes obtained are roughly120 mV dec-1, similar to that reported for Pt and Pd and for other Ru-based electrocatalysts. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presentan la sintesis del compuesto binario PdAg y su caracterizacion electroquimica para la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno (RRO) en medio acido. El catalizador se obtuvo a partir de la reduccion de Pd(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O y AgNO{sub 3} con NaBH{sub 4} en THF. El compuesto sintetizado se caracterizo fisicamente por microscopia electronica de transmision (MET), microscopia electronica de barrido (MEB) y difraccion de rayos X (DRX) de polvos. Se realizaron estudios electroquimicos para determinar la actividad catalitica y las propiedades intrinsecas del material de PdAg para la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno (RRO) en medio acido, utilizando las tecnicas de voltamperometria ciclica (VC), electrodo disco rotatorio (EDR) y espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica (EIE), en

  8. Results of test of acid fluids neutralization in the well H-43, Los Humeros geothermal field, Puebla; Resultados de la prueba de neutralizacion de fluidos acidos en el pozo H-43, campo geotermico de Los Humeros, Puebla

    Flores Armenta, Magaly del Carmen; Ramirez Montes, Miguel; Sandoval Medina, Fernando; Rosales Lopez, Cesar [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    The well H-43 was drilled in Los Humeros Geothermal Field, Pue., in 2007 and 2008. When well production was measured, it was found the well produced acid fluids with high corrosion potential. Then it was decided to try to neutralize the acidity of the H-43 fluids by adding a solution of sodium hydroxide. This is a basic substance used to neutralize mainly the acid groups H+, and the goal was to raise the pH of the fluids to minimize its corrosive features. First sodium hydroxide was injected into the well to protect the casing of 244.4 mm (9 5/8 in) against corrosion and then all the surface installations. It was possible to increase the pH of the well fluid from 5.2 up to 6.8 without altering the steam production, thus demonstrating the neutralization procedure is feasible. The approximate costs of the neutralization tests performed, including equipment for the proposed neutralization system, the neutralizer (NaOH), and drilling the well are about 71.4 million pesos (around 5.5 million USD). We estimate a benefit/cost ratio of 1.5 and a return on investment in five years, considering the income from energy sales at present value. [Spanish] El pozo H-43 fue perforado en el campo de Los Humeros, Pue., en 2007-2008, y al evaluar su produccion se encontro que producia fluidos acidos de alto potencial corrosivo. Se decidio por tanto realizar una prueba para neutralizar la acidez de los fluidos de este pozo, que consistio en agregarle una solucion de hidroxido de sodio. Esta es una sustancia basica que neutraliza principalmente los grupos acidos H+, con lo que se buscaba aumentar el pH del fluido lo necesario para reducir al maximo su caracter corrosivo. La inyeccion del hidroxido de sodio se realizo dentro del pozo a fin de proteger de la corrosion a la tuberia de revestimiento de 244.4 mm (9 5/8 pulgadas), y posteriormente a todos los equipos superficiales. Como resultado de la prueba, se logro aumentar el pH del fluido producido por el pozo de 5.2 a un maximo de 6

  9. Acido vainillin mandelico, disonancia cognoscitiva y autoevaluacion

    Angel Rodriguez Kauth


    Full Text Available An. esperíment waa performed in arder to ltudy the rdationlhip among cogititive dillOnance. lelf-evaluation. and excretiOft of VáinllUn liJandelicadd. Subjetetl were 90 Itudentl with no training in lOdal pl Cho- 1081. A lICIl1eof Idf·evahiation wu applled. and IUbjecu placed in grou~ according to higb. medium or lowlCOreI. A IIgnificant difference wu found: IUbjectl with hígher ICOreI in Idf-evaluation ae:ted lO lOive the cognitive dissonance, and had differcntial excretion rates in the acid.

  10. Acidos grasos de juveniles de Prochilodus lineatus (Valenciennes) (Pisces, curimatidae)

    Bayo, V.; Cordiviola de Yuan, E.


    Les juvéniles pêchés dans des petites mares de la plaine alluviale du Parana moyen (31° 45' S-60° 45' W) ont été séparés en deux classes de taille : 27-38 mm et 75-94 mm. Les poissons de taille inférieure à 38 mm contiennent 37,4 % d'acides de nombre de carbone et d'insaturation supérieurs à l'acide oléique. Cette composition correspond au régime alimentaire planctonique et à la morphologie du système intestinal. (Résumé d'auteur)

  11. Acidos graso de Prochilodus lineatus (Val.) (Pisces, Curimatidae)

    Bayo, V.; Cordiviola de Yuan, E.


    Les acides gras des dépots graisseux du mésenlère de #Prochilodus lineatus$ ont été analysés pour saisons (été et hiver). Les poissons étudiés ont été capturés dans le cours principal du Parana moyen (Argentine). Les acides les plus importants sont l'acide oléique (18:1) avec 27,15%, l'acide palmitique (16:6) avec 23,99% et l'acide palmitoleique (16:1) avec 13,90%. Ces acides sont plus abondants en hiver. Les acides supérieurs (en carbone et en insaturation) sont moins abondants en hiver (16,...

  12. Relación entre las características de la pastura y el contenido de ácido linoleico conjugado (ALC en la leche Relação entre as características da pastagem e o conteúdo de acido linoleico conjugado (ALC no leite Pasture traits and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA content in milk

    Javier M León Caviedes


    Full Text Available La presencia de compuestos bioactivos en la grasa de los productos derivados de los rumiantes ha despertado gran interés porque se le atribuyen efectos preventivos frente a enfermedades de alto impacto en la población. Se ha demostrado que los sistemas de alimentación basados en pastoreo incrementan la presencia de ácidos grasos oliinsaturados y específicamente el acido linoleico conjugado ALC en la leche, lo cual se constituye en ventaja comparativa para la leche producida en Colombia. Los sistemas especializados de producción de leche en el país se basan en el uso de monocultivos de kikuyo y/o ryegrass,pasturas que demandan una alta cantidad de fertilizante nitrogenado para mantener su producción. Esta situación resta sostenibilidad al sistema productivo y no genera valor agregado sobre el producto. En el país se ha venido trabajando en la búsqueda de nuevos materiales forrajeros seleccionados por adaptación, compatibilidad y productividad. De esta evaluación ha resultado materiales como Lotus uliginosus, una leguminosa que se ha asociado a las pasturas de kikuyo y ha dado buenos resultados en términos de producción y calidad de leche, además que la presencia de una leguminosa en la pastura permite minimizarla demanda de fertilizante nitrogenado. Resultados de diferentes investigaciones han evidenciado cómo la presencia de leguminosas en las pasturas incrementa el contenido de esos compuestos benéficos para la salud humana, este efecto está relacionado con la presencia de metabolitos secundarios que modifican los patrones de biohidrogenación ruminal incrementando la producción de precursores de ALC. Se abordarán los factores relacionados con el manejo de las pasturas que afectan la composición de ácidos grasos de la leche con especial atención a la edad, especie y condiciones de manejo como la fertilización nitrogenada y el efecto que presentan las pasturas asociadas con leguminosas templadas.Relação entre alimenta


    Julio Sanhueza C


    Full Text Available El ácido linoleico conjugado (ALC es un ácido graso que presenta un tipo de isomeria trans, y que tiene variados efectos beneficiosos para la salud. La estructura de ALC más común que existe en la naturaleza, corresponde a la configuración del isómero 9c (cis, 11t (trans. El ALC se encuentra normalmente en tejidos y/o secreciones (leche de rumiantes y es formado por la isomerización del ácido linoleico, por acción de la bacteria del rúmen llamada Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens. ALC puede ser sintetizado, tanto en rumiantes como en no rumiantes, por la desaturación del ácido vaccenico (18:1, 11t en el tracto intestinal y/o en el hígado de estos animales. La ingestión diaria de ALC es muy variable (0,5 g/día-1,5g/día, ya que depende por una parte de los hábitos nutricionales ya sea individuales o regionales, y por otra, del consumo de carne, leche o derivados de la leche. Se han descritos diversas propiedades nutricionales y biológicas para los diversos isómeros de ALC, entre las más relevantes se destacan: su efecto hipocolesterolémico y antiaterogénico, su acción inmuno-estimulante, la protección que ofrece contra cierto tipo de cánceres, su función antioxidante y la participación en la reduccción de peso corporal. Sin embargo, la confirmación definitiva de todos estos efectos beneficiosos para la salud, requiere de un mayor cuerpo de evidencias clínicas y experimentales que avalen sin lugar a dudas estas acciones de ALC. En la actualidad, diversos productos que contienen ALC se ofrecen en los mercados para la venta, los de mayor éxito, son aquellos productos que muestran que los isómeros de ALC que contienen, permiten reducir pesoConjugated linoleic acid (CLA is a type of isomeric trans fatty acid that has been demonstrated to have diverse health beneficial effects. The most common naturally existing structural form of CLA is the 9c (cis, 11t (trans isomeric configuration. CLA, which is commonly found in the tissues and/or secretions (i.e., milk of ruminants, is formed from the isomerization of linoleic acid by the ruminal bacteria Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens. CLA may also be synthesized, in both ruminants and non ruminants, by desaturation of vaccenic acid (18:1, 11t at the intestinal tract and/or the at liver of these animals. Daily ingestion of CLA in humans highly variable (0.5g/day-1.5g/day, pending on the individual and the country nutritional habits, and on the amount of meat, milk and milk-derived products consumed. Different biological and nutritional properties have been described for CLA, the most relevant being related to its hipocholesterolemic, antiatherogenic and immuno-stimulant action, the protective action against certain types of cancer, and its antioxidant and body-weight reduction effects ascribed.for the isomeric fatty acid. However, the definitive confirmation of these health beneficial effects needs more experimental and clinical evidences supporting these actions. Meanwhile, diverse products containing CLA are now offered at the retail market with increasing success, especially those preparations claiming body weight reduction properties for the isomeric fatty acid

  14. Quantification of uranyl in presence of citric acid; Cuantificacion de uranilo en presencia de acido citrico

    Garcia G, N.; Barrera D, C.E. [UAEM, Facultad de Quimica, 50000 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Ordonez R, E. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail:


    To determine the influence that has the organic matter of the soil on the uranyl sorption on some solids is necessary to have a detection technique and quantification of uranyl that it is reliable and sufficiently quick in the obtaining of results. For that in this work, it intends to carry out the uranyl quantification in presence of citric acid modifying the Fluorescence induced by UV-Vis radiation technique. Since the uranyl ion is very sensitive to the medium that contains it, (speciation, pH, ionic forces, etc.) it was necessary to develop an analysis technique that stands out the fluorescence of uranyl ion avoiding the out one that produce the organic acids. (Author)

  15. Acid Deposition Maps in Spain; Mapas de Deposito Acido en Espana

    Artinano, B.; Cabal, H.; Garcia, C. [CIEMAT. Madrid (Spain)


    Annual and monthly deposition velocity and total sulfur deposition maps have been performed for the peninsular Spain for 1992 by using the inferential method. To de this, updated database with high space and time resolution, for land uses (CORINE) and meteorological information from analysis modelling for the same year, have been utilized. The final result are deposition maps in a 5 x 5 km``2 grid which allow to assess the methodology used in Europe to obtain the maps of excedance over the critical loads of pollutants. (Author) 32 refs.

  16. Acid Deposition Maps in Spain; Mapas de Deposito Acido en Espana

    Artinano, B.; Cabal, H.; Garcia, C.


    Animal and monthly deposition velocity and total sulfur deposition maps have been performed for the peninsular Spain for 1992 by using the inferential method. To do this, updated databases with high space and time resolution, for land uses (CORINE) and meteorological information from analysis modelling for the same year, have been utilized. The final result are deposition maps in a 5x5 Km{sup 2} grid which allow to assess the methodology used in Europe to obtain the maps of excedances over the critical loads of pollutants. (Author) 32 refs.

  17. Acido-basic properties of proton pump inhibitors in aqueous solutions.

    Kristl, Albin


    The pharmacological characteristics of proton pump inhibitors are related to their protolytic behavior estimated by their pK(a) values. Lansoprazole is a potent anti-acid drug from this group. Because of its poor stability a rapid spectrophotometric method was developed for the determination of its pK(a) values. Three pK(a) values were obtained: an acidic pK(a1) = 8.84 and two basic, pK(a2) = 4.15 and pK(a3) = 1.33. These pK(a) values were discussed from the point of lansoprazole structure and instability with the aim of locating basic and acidic moieties in the molecule of proton pump inhibitors. They were also compared with experimentally determined pK(a) values from the literature and with some pK(a) values calculated by different programs. PMID:18720145

  18. Contenidos de isomeros trans de los acidos grasos en productos carnicos (I). Embutidos

    Hernández, N.; Codony Salcedo, Rafael; Rafecas Martínez, Magdalena; Boatella Riera, Josep


    En este trabajo se determinan los contenidos de isómeros trans de la fracción de los ácidos grasos, en muestras de embutidos diversos (total 48 muestras), mediante extracción previa de la fracción grasa y posterior análisis por cromatografía de gases capilar, con columna CP Sil 88. Los resultados muestran una gran variabilidad, entre 0,14 y 1,63% de C18:1 t y entre 0,37 y 2,14% de formas trans totales.

  19. Avaliacao da seguranca de diferentes doses de suplementos de acido folico em mulheres do Brasil

    Quenia dos Santos


    Full Text Available OBJETIVO Avaliar a distribuição da ingestão de ácido fólico e a segurança de diferentes doses de suplementos em mulheres em idade reprodutiva. MÉTODOS Foram utilizados dados de consumo a partir de dois dias não consecutivos de registro alimentar de 6.837 mulheres em idade reprodutiva (19 a 40 anos participantes do Inquérito Nacional de Alimentação, módulo da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares 2008-2009. Médias e percentis de consumo habitual de folato natural e ácido fólico foram estimados utilizando o método do National Cancer Institute . Cinco cenários foram simulados somando-se diferentes doses diárias de fortificação (400 mcg, 500 mcg, 600 mcg, 700 mcg e 800 mcg ao ácido fólico oriundo dos alimentos consumidos pelas mulheres. Comparou-se o total de ácido fólico (dieta + suplemento com o nível máximo de ingestão tolerável (UL = 1.000 mcg para definir a dose segura de suplementação. RESULTADOS Mulheres com ingestão habitual de ácido fólico acima do nível máximo de ingestão tolerável foram observadas para doses de suplemento de 800 mcg (7,0% das mulheres. Abaixo desse valor, qualquer dose de suplementação mostrou-se segura. CONCLUSÕES O uso de suplementos de até 700 mcg de ácido fólico mostrou-se seguro.

  20. Variazione dei flavonoidi glicosilati e dell'acido ascorbico durante la conservazione di agrumi minimamente trasformati

    Piga, Antonio; Del Caro, Alessandra; Vacca, Vincenzo; D'Aquino, Salvatore; Agabbio, Mario Carlo Salvatore


    Fruits and vegetables are subjected to processing and storage prior to consumption, thus leading to nutritional changes. Minimally processed citrus derivatives are noteworthy because of their high nutritional value and antioxidant properties. Therefore, the variability of ascorbic acid and flavonoids, responsible for the antioxidant capacity of citrus fruits, was studied after minimal processing and during storage. Diversi prodotti ortofrutticoli sono sottoposti, prima del consumo, ...

  1. Isolation of deoxyribonucleic acids (A Review); Aislamiento de los acidos desoxiribonucleicos. Revision Bibliografica

    Garcia de Pineda, M. de


    The criteria of choice in this Review have been to gather some of the last advances in the methodology of DNAs isolation; also the description of the generally accepted procedures has been emphasized. Only papers published before March 1974 are reviewed, because this work has been finished during this month. (Author) 109 refs.

  2. Acido, ergo sum: Holger Hydén--the neuroscientist in Cortázar's Hopscotch.

    Delgado, Guillermo; Estañol, Bruno


    The fictional Italian author Morelli is throughout the novel "Hopscotch" (1963) Julio Cortázar's alter ego. This character proposes an unoriginal literary hypothesis in chapter 62. There is an allusion to a particular Swedish that 'is working on a chemical theory of thought.' The Swedish neuroscientist under analysis is Holger Hydén (1917-2000), by then professor and chairman of the Department of Histology at the University of Göteborg. Hydén, who was the first to work in neurobiological micromethods, is mentioned by Morelli due to his participation in a symposium held at the end of January 1961, in San Francisco. His pioneering work will never be completely forgotten, because Hydén's neuroscientific legacy lives and will live in Cortázar's "Hopscotch". PMID:23828537

  3. Naphthenic acid characterization and distribution in crude oils; Caracterizacao e distribuicao de acidos naftenicos em petroleos

    Guimaraes, Regina C.L.; Gomes, Alexandre de O. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    Naphthenic acid corrosion was observed for the first time during the distillation process of some kind of crude oils in 1920. Recent reports about naphthenic acid corrosion have been found in China, India, Venezuela, Eastern Europe, Russia and the USA. In Brazil, heavy and acid crude oil processing is rising. Some brazilian crude oils have TAN around 3,0 mg KOH/g. The presence of relatively high levels of naphthenic acids in crude oils is a bane of petroleum refiners; and more recently, of producers as well, who have reported problems during production with calcium and sodium naphthenate . Essentially, these acids which are found to greater or lesser extent in virtually all crude oils are corrosive and tend to cause equipment failures, lead to high maintenance costs and may pose environmental disposal problems. In order to give these information to PETROBRAS, The Research and Development Center of PETROBRAS (CENPES) has been working in house and with brazilian universities developing analytical technicians to know better molecular structures and distribution of these acids compounds in crude oils. This work presents the actual methods and some results from these developments. (author)

  4. Utility of the dimercapto succinic acid pentavalent (99m Tc- DMSA V) in the diagnostic of secondary bone leisure at metastasis of diverse primary tumours. Preliminary study

    The more used method in the diagnosis of secondary bone lesions to become cancerous it is by means of having derived of phosphates like it is the 99mTc- MDP. The reason of acquiring searching with the radiopharmaceutical 99mTc- DMSA V is with the purpose to find other bone lesions that are not visualized with the gammagraphy with diphosphonate and therefore to increase the specificity of the study. (Author)

  5. Modificazioni dei livelli di acido arachidonico e vitamina A in relazione alla attività anticancerogena attribuita all'apporto alimentare di burro naturalmente arricchito in acido linoleico a dieni coniugati (CLA)

    Banni, Stefano; Angioni, E.; Carta, G.; Dessi, M. Assunta; Melis, M. Paola; Murru, E.; Scanu, P.; Spada, Sebastiano; Vargiolu, Silvana; Corongiu, Francesco P.


    Considerable attention has recently been directed to the naturally occurring trace fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), based on its dual ability to act both as a preventive and therapeutic agent in a number of rodent and human tumor model systems. CLA, which is synthesized by rumen bacteria, is found in meat and dairy products, and is of particular interest since it is effective at low levels in the diet. Our research interest is to explore whether the mechanism of the anticarcinogenic...

  6. Estudios Cinéticos de la Disolución de Hidroboracita en Soluciones de Acido Clorhídrico y Acido Sulfúrico Dissolution Kinetics of Hydroboracite in Hydrochloric Acid and Sulphuric Acid Solutions

    Graciela V Morales


    Full Text Available Se realizan estudios cinéticos de la disolución de hidroboracita en soluciones de ácido clorhídrico y ácido sulfúrico en un reactor tanque agitado discontinuo de acero inoxidable, a presión atmosférica. Se investiga el efecto de la temperatura, el tamaño de partícula, la relación sólido/líquido y la concentración de ácido sobre la velocidad de disolución. Los resultados experimentales permiten observar que la velocidad de disolución aumenta con el incremento de la concentración del ácido y de la temperatura, y disminuye con el aumento del tamaño de partícula y con la relación sólido/líquido. La energía de activación aparente calculada para la disolución de hidroboracita en soluciones de ácido clorhídrico es 44.9 kJ/mol, lo cual no permite inferir cual es la etapa controlante del proceso; mientras que la energía de activación aparente calculada para la disolución de hidroboracita en soluciones de ácido sulfúrico es 14.6 kJ/mol, lo cual permite inferir que el proceso ocurre con control difusivo.The dissolution kinetics of hydroboracite in hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid solutions was investigated. The experiments were carried out in a steel batch reactor equipped with a mechanical stirrer, at atmospheric pressure. The effect of reaction temperature, particle size, solid/liquid ratio and acid concentration on the dissolution rate was determined. It was found that the dissolution rate increased with increasing the acid concentration and reaction temperature. However, the increase of particle size and solid/liquid ratio decreased the dissolution rate. The activation energy for the hydroboracite dissolution in hydrochloric acid was calculated as 44.9 kJ/mol, which does not permit to know the process controlling step. The activation energy for the hydroboracite dissolution in sulphuric acid was found to be 14.6 kJ/mol, which indicates that the dissolution is a diffusion controlled process.

  7. Gas chromatography of alkylphosphonic and dialkyl phosphinic acids; Cromatografia en fase gaseosa de acidos alquifosfonicos y dialquilfosinicos

    Gasco Sanchez, L.; Barrera Peniero, R.; Ramirez Caceres, A.; Marin Munoz, M.


    After carrying out an optimization study on the separation conditions for the TMSr- derivatives, of the hexyl-, cyclohexyl-, heptyl-, and octyl-phosphonic acids; dihexyl dicyclohexyl-, heptyl-, and octyl-phosphinic acids, and dioctyl phosphine oxide, their retention indices (I) at two temperatures and on the OV-1 and OV-17 stationary phase were determined. Correlations between I and molecular structure were established. Calibration factors of these compounds in the flame ionization detector were studied, and the results analyzed taking into account the variables affecting the quantitative results, These results were unbiased but they had a lower precision than that usually achievable in gas chromatography. (Author) 24 refs.

  8. Contenidos de isomeros trans de los acidos grasos en productos carnicos. (III) Tejido adiposo y grasa intramuscular de vacuno

    Lluch, M. C.; Roca de Vinyals, M.; Parcerisa Egea, Javier; Guardiola Ibarz, Francesc; Codony Salcedo, Rafael; Rafecas Martínez, Magdalena; Boatella Riera, Josep


    Se presentan los resultados obtenidos para la determinación de ácidos grasos en una serie de muestras de tejidos subcutáneo y muscular, procedentes de canales de vacuno, por aplicación de la cromatografía en fase gaseosa, para los que se obtuvieron unos valores medios de 58.7% de ácidos saturados, 39.1 % de monoinsaturados y 2.7% de polinsaturados, en el tejido adiposo, y de 44.7% de saturados, 46.1% de monoinsaturados y 9.4% de polinsaturados, en el tejido muscular. Los contenidos de ácidos ...

  9. Bacterias halotolerantes/alcalofilas productoras de acido indol acético (AIA asociadas a Arthrospira platensis (Cyanophyceae

    Liliana Cecilia Gómez Gómez


    Full Text Available Título en ingles: Halotolerant alkalophilic and indolacetic acid producing acid producing bacteria associated with Arthrospira platensis (Cyanophyceae Resumen: Este trabajo tuvo como propósito contribuir al conocimiento de la interacción entre la cianobacteria alcalófila Arthrospira platensis y las bacterias que crecen asociadas a su mucilago. Se desarrolló un  medio de cultivo heterotrófico en el cual se aislaron cinco cepas bacterianas asociadas a un monocultivo de A. platensis. Se determinó la capacidad de estas cinco cepas para producir ácido 3- indol acético (AIA. La tipificación molecular de los aislamientos bacterianos permitió identificarlos como Exiguobacterium aurantiacum str. DSM 20416, Xanthomonas sp. ML-122, Halomonas sp. Ap-5, Bacillus okhensis str.  Kh10-101, Indibacter alkaliphilus, type str. LW1T; todas las cepas bacterianas obtenidas  son halotolerantes, alcalófilas y productoras de AIA. Los resultados aportan evidencia para sugerir una interacción benéfica entre A. platensis y sus bacterias asociadas,  quizá como estrategia evolutiva  de cooperación para desarrollarse en  un ambiente hipersalino.    Palabras claves: Bacillus okhensis, Exiguobacterium aurantiacum, Halomonas sp., Indibacter alkaliphilus. Xanthomonas sp. Abstract: The aim of this study was contribute to knowledge over alkalophilic cianobacteryum  Arthrospira platensis  and their  interaction with some associated bacteria growing in their mucilage. Heterotrophic culture medium was designed, in this medium were isolated five bacterial strains associated to single culture of A. platensis. It was measured the 3-indol acetic acid (IAA production by these bacterial strains. Molecular typing allowed identify these bacterial strains like Exiguobacterium aurantiacum str. DSM 20416, Xanthomonas sp. ML-122, Halomonas sp. Ap-5, Bacillus okhensis str. Kh10-101, Indibacter alkaliphilus, type str. LW1T; all these bacteria are halotolerant, alkalophilic and IAA producer.  The findings allow suggest a beneficial interaction between A. platensis and their associated bacteria, maybe as evolutionary strategy of cooperation to grow and develop in  hypersaline environments. Key words: Bacillus okhensis, Exiguobacterium aurantiacum, Halomonas sp., Indibacter alkaliphilus.Xanthomonas sp.

  10. Bacterias halotolerantes/alcalofilas productoras de acido indol acético (aia) asociadas a arthrospira platensis (cyanophyceae)

    Liliana Cecilia Gómez Gómez; Nelson Valero Valero; Ever Morales Avendaño


    Título en ingles: Halotolerant alkalophilic and indolacetic acid producing acid producing bacteria associated with Arthrospira platensis (Cyanophyceae) Resumen: Este trabajo tuvo como propósito contribuir al conocimiento de la interacción entre la cianobacteria alcalófila Arthrospira platensis y las bacterias que crecen asociadas a su mucilago. Se desarrolló un  medio de cultivo heterotrófico en el cual se aislaron cinco cepas bacterianas asociadas a un monocultivo de A. platensis. Se determi...

  11. Producción de acido láctico por Lactobacillus plantarum L10 en cultivos batch y continuo

    Waldir Estela


    Full Text Available Se ha ensayado a escala de laboratorio la cepa Lactobacillus plantarum L10, para la producción de ácido láctico en cultivos batch y continuo; además se ha optimizado la composición del medio y las condiciones de cultivo para este propósito. Los mejores parámetros de producción de ácido láctico encontrados en cultivo batch fueron los siguientes: YP/S 86,1%; PP 5,4 g/L/h; unido a YX/S 13,2%; PX 1,2 g/L/h y μ = 0,2 h-1, el cultivo se ha llevado a cabo en un medio conteniendo glucosa 70 g/L; extracto de levadura 12,1 g/L; KH2PO4 1,2 g/L; (NH42HPO4 1,2 g/L; citrato de amonio 3,0 g/L; MgSO4. 7H2O 0,3 g/L y MnSO4. 4H2O 0,03 g/L. Así mismo los mejores parámetros de producción de ácido láctico encontrados en cultivo continuo fueron los siguientes: YP/S 96%; P´P 6,0 g/L/h; unido a YX/S 19 %; P´X 1,2 g/L/h; y tasa de dilución (D 0,46 h-1.

  12. Nanofibras de Poli (L-Alanina-Dodecanodiol-L-Alanina-Acido Sebácico) [PADAS] elaboradas por electrospinning. Actividad antibacteriana

    Roa Ardila, Manuel Fernando


    El electrospinning es una técnica para producir fibras poliméricas con diámetros de entre 50- 5000 nanómetros empleando fuerzas electrostáticas. Con esta metodología se han elaborado micro y nanofibras de polímeros como poliésteres, poliamidas, poliuretanos y otros. Sin embargo, se han publicado muy pocos trabajos sobre la elaboración de nanofibras de Poliesteramidas. PADAS es una Poliesteramidas derivada de 1,12-dodecanodiol, L-alanina y ácido. Sebácico, que se obtiene con ...

  13. New heterogeneous acid catalysts in the synthesis of biodiesel; Estudo de novos catalisadores heterogeneous acidos na sintese de biodiesel

    Soldi, Rafael A.; Cesar-Oliveira, Maria Aparecida F. [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica. Lab. de Polimeros Sinteticos], e-mail:; Oliveira, Angelo R.S.; Ramos, Luiz P. [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica. Centro de Pesquisa em Quimica Aplicada (CEPESQ)


    In this work, sulfonated polystyrene compounds (PSS) were synthesized from linear polystyrene (PS). Several methods and experimental conditions were investigated for the sulfonation of PS, producing catalytically active polymeric materials with sulfonation degrees in the range of 5.0-6.2 mmol -SO{sub 3}H/g of dry polymer. The performance of these catalysts was evaluated in transesterification reactions of beef tallow and vegetable oils with ethanol and methanol. For the sake of comparison, the same reaction conditions employed for the PSS catalysts were also used for an Amberlyst 15 (3,7 mmol SO{sub 3}H/g - Aldrich). The PSS samples were shown to be insoluble in the reaction media, leading to conversion rates of 85%, 75% and 80% of the refined soybean oil, beef tallow and crude corn oil in to ethyl esters, respectively, and 94% of the refined soybean oil methyl esters. Amberlyst 15 was studied as an alternative to the process, but its conversion rate to alkyl esters was very low in the employed conditions. These results demonstrated that our synthetic PSS materials have a great potential to act as heterogeneous catalysts for transesterification. (author)

  14. Revisión de los niveles de acidos grasos trans encontrados en distintos tipos de alimentos

    Vicario, I. M.


    Full Text Available In this paper a comprehensive review of trans-fatty acid levels reported in different types of food products is offered. The lowest levels are found in some types of bread (0,1% while the highest levels (up to 40% are found in fried potatoes. Some foods like shortenings, cakes and pastries may have up to 30% of these fatty acids. In milk and dairy products the reported levels are between 1.50% and 5.20%, in meat and derived products between 0.20% and 21,30%; in chocolates from 0% to 15, 70%. The greatest variability is found in margarines, where a variety has been reported from “trans-free products” to products containing up to 34. 30%. In relation to the trans-fatty acid profile, 18:1t is the most abundant fatty acid found in the majority of foods, followed by C18:2t, C18:3t, C18:1t y C14:1t. Due to the negative health effects of these fatty acids, there is a trend to reduce their levels in food products and to include them in the nutritional label of food packaging.En este trabajo se realiza una exhaustiva revisión bibliográfica de los contenidos en grasos trans en alimentos de distinto origen. Los niveles más bajos se encuentran en algunos tipos de pan (0,10%, y los más elevados (hasta 40%, en algunas muestras de patatas fritas. Alimentos tales como shortenings, algunos tipos de galletas y bollería contienen hasta el 30% de dichos ácidos grasos. En las leches y derivados se encuentran cantidades entre 1,50% y 5,20%; en carnes y derivados entre 0,20% y 21,30%; en chocolates desde cantidades nulas hasta 15,70%. La mayor variabilidad se registra en margarinas, entre las que se encuentran desde las “libres de trans”, hasta algunas con 34,30% de estos ácidos grasos. En cuanto a los distintos isómeros, el mayoritario es el C18:1t seguido del C18:2t, C18:3t, C18:1t y C14:1t. Debido a los efectos desfavorables que presentan sobre la salud se observa en los últimos años una tendencia a reducir este tipo de ácidos grasos en algunos alimentos y a incluirlos en el etiquetado nutricional de los alimentos.

  15. Effects of acido-basic support properties on the catalytic hydrogenation of acetylene on gold nano-particles

    Manda, Abdullah Ahmed

    Metallic gold nanoparticles supported on gamma-Al2O 3 and magnesia-alumina mixed oxide, with different magnesia content have been prepared by sol-gel method and characterized by different techniques (inductive coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS), XRD, BET surface area analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), CO2 and NH 3 temperature programmed desorption (TPD), H2 temperature programmed reduction (TPR) and FTIR of adsorbed CO2). Such systems were found to produce catalysts with controllable acidity, varying from catalyst possessing large density of acidic and low density of basic sites, others with acidic and basic sites of equal strength and density, and others with large basic and low acid sites densities, respectively. The catalytic assessment of the generated acidity was carried out using 2-propanol decomposition as a test reaction. The results obtained indicate that the presence of magnesia and reduced gold nanopartilces has imparted the catalysts, 1%Au/4%Mg-Al 2O3 and 1%Au/8%Mg-Al2O3, with significant base-catalytic properties. Acetylene hydrogenation and formation of coke deposits were investigated on a gold catalyst supported on gamma-Al2O3 and gold supported on alumina-magnisia mixed oxide with different gold content; 1%Au/gamma-Al 2O3, 1%Au/15%Mg-Al2O3, 2%Au/15%Mg-Al 2O3 and 4%Au/15%Mg-Al2O3. The effect of the H2/C2H2 ratio was studied over a range of values. The catalytic activity and selectivity towards ethylene and other products were investigated at different reaction temperatures. Acetylene hydrogenation was investigated in the presence and absence of ethylene in stream. It is investigated that the adsorption of the triple bond is preferred over the double bond and during selective catalytic (SCR) of C2H2 the two hydrocarbons do not compete for the same adsorption sites. The deactivation of catalysts was studied by temperature programmed oxidation (TPO). Higher content of coke over 1%Au/Al2O3 catalyst was investigated in contrast to the other catalysts in which the basisity of magnesia-alumina supports could have played an important role in inhibiting the acidic carbon formation by possessing smaller number and/or weaker acid sites.

  16. [Biomonitoring for the evaluation of a mercury burden from amalgam fillings. Mercury determination in urine before and after oral doses of 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS) and in hair].

    Herrmann, M; Schweinsberg, F


    The statistically significant correlation between mercury urine concentrations of 67 male volunteers aged 16 to 72 years (mean: 1.20 micrograms/l, range 0.1-5.0; 1.57 micrograms/24 h, range 0.1-7.8) and their amalgam filling index (r = 0.653; p BAT-level for inorganic mercury (200 micrograms/l). This approach is frequently used in setting MIK levels based on MAK levels. We refer to the resulting standard as BUT level (Biologischer Umweltstofftoleranzwert). The BUT level for inorganic mercury in urine is thus 10 micrograms/l. The mean determined in the cohort under investigation was ca. 10 times lower than the proposed threshold value. Therefore the present findings do not suggest a risk to health due to mercury in the volunteers examined here. Hair analysis of the same volunteers did not correlate with inorganic mercury burden from amalgam fillings. However, a weak correlation was found between hair mercury levels and fish consumption. Since fish are mainly a source of organic mercury, hair analysis may be useful for biological monitoring of this form of mercury. PMID:8338616

  17. Modelado Cinético de la Disolución de Hidroboracita en Acido Clorhídrico Kinetics Modeling of Hydroboracite Dissolution in Hydrochloric Acid

    Graciela V Morales


    Full Text Available Se realizó el modelado cinético de la disolución de hidroboracita en soluciones de ácido clorhídrico. La disolución se llevó a cabo en un reactor tanque agitado discontinuo a presión atmosférica. Se investigó el efecto de la temperatura, el tamaño de partícula, la relación sólido/líquido, y la concentración del ácido sobre la velocidad de disolución del mineral. Se observa que la velocidad de disolución es muy rápida en todos los casos estudiados, aumenta con el incremento de la temperatura y la disminución del tamaño de partícula, y disminuye con el incremento de la relación sólido/líquido. Los datos experimentales fueron analizados por distintos modelos cinéticos, desarrollados en la literatura, para las transformaciones fluido-sólido reactivo. El modelo cinético mas probable permite inferir que el proceso de disolución ocurre con control difusivo, siendo la energía de activación 13.48 KJ/mol.The kinetics modeling of hydroboracite in hydrochloric acid solutions was developed. The dissolution was carried out in a batch reactor at atmospheric pressure. The effects of the temperature, particle size, solid/liquid ratio and concentration of the solution on the dissolution rate were investigated. It was found that the dissolution rate is always very fast, increases with increasing reaction temperature and with decreasing particle size, and decreases with an increase in the solid/liquid ratio. The experimental data were analyzed with different kinetics models presented in literature, for fluid-solid reactive transformations. It was determined that the dissolution rate fit to the diffusive control model, with activation energy of 13.48 KJ/mol.

  18. Study of the desphosphatization process. The impact of nitrilotriacetic acid trisodium salt (NTA). Estudio del proceso de defosfatacion. Impacto de la sal tisodica del acido nitrilotriacetico SNTA

    Peisajovich, A.; El Falaki, K.; Martin, G.


    In this paper we examined the effects of NTA on the removal of phosphorus process. The biological phosphorus removal process has been studied in the batch tests. This process indicated that there is a perturbation level (DD) of the phosphorus removal which is situated at 40 mg/g MVLSS. A dynamic lab-scale study showed a reduction of the nitrogen and phosphorus removal efficiency, ten days after the introduction of NTA in the influent water in concentration lower than DD. The precipitation of phosphate from wastewater has been examined using the Jar-Test method. The resultants of phosphate precipitation employed iron (III), aluminium (III) or lime did not reveal any differences in the efficiency between the coagulants. The present of NTA did not show a reduction of efficiency in the removal phosphorus process. (Author) 32 refs.

  19. Disolución anodica del niquel en medio acido. Caracterización de probetas termoplasticas conductroras del tipo grafito/niquel-polipropileno.

    Negrete Barrera, Faustino Antonio


    RESUMEN El objetivo científico de este trabajo se centra principalmente en la caracterización de un tipo composite basado en la dispersión aleatoria de polvos micrométricos de grafito y níquel en el interior de una matriz termoplástica de polipropileno. Se han utilizado también técnicas microscópicas convencionales, de SEM, EDAX y STM para analizar la morfología superficial de las probetas. El composite estudiado es un material de tipo híbrido elaborado con polvos de níquel y de grafito gr...

  20. Acido-basic control of the thermoelectric properties of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)tosylate (PEDOT-Tos) thin films

    Khan, Zia Ullah; Bubnova, Olga; Jafari, Mohammad Javad;


    PEDOT-Tos is one of the conducting polymers that displays the most promising thermoelectric properties. Until now, it has been utterly difficult to control all the synthesis parameters and the morphology governing the thermoelectric properties. To improve our understanding of this material, we st...

  1. The importance of the fatty acids in breast milk and in lacteal formulae; La importancia de los acidos grasos en la leche materna y en las formulas lacteas

    Vega, S.; Gutierrez, R.; Radilla, M.; Ramirez, A.; Perez, J. J.; Schettino, B.; Ramirez, M. L.; Ortiz, R.; Fontecha, J.


    The best choice for feeding the newborn child is breast milk, and when it is not possible to breast feed a baby, the breast milk is replaced by lacteal formula, which is why numerous studies focus their attention on the analysis of the diverse components of baby formula as well as functions in the breast fed baby. Fatty acids are components of great nutritional importance in the fetus and in the newborn child. Nowadays it is estimated that the fetus, during the last trimester of the gestational period and the newborn child, during the first six months of life, need a great contribution of araquidonic and docosahexaenoic acids, due to the fact that the speed of transformation of the predecessors to the hepatic level are not sufficient to cover the metabolic requirements of these fatty acids and it is the mother who contributes them through placental transport during gestation and her milk during lactation. The Organization of Food and Agriculture (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Society of Gastroenterology, Hepato logy and Pediatric Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that lacteal formula imitate the composition of the breast milk, especially in the fatty polyunsaturated acids (PUFA). (Author) 61 refs.

  2. Acidos húmicos y fúlvicos en la producción hidropónica de Chile Manzano (Capsicum pubescens R y P) en invernadero.

    Hernández Hernández, Antelma


    Para determinar el efecto de substancias húmicas (SH) en el crecimiento del chile manzano (Capsicum pubescens R y P), en invernadero, se evaluaron tres niveles de presión osmótica de solución nutritiva Steiner (0.54, 0.72 y 0.90 atm) y tres concentraciones de aplicación foliar de substancias húmicas (0.5, 1, 1.5 ml.L-1 de agua de las SH). Las variables medidas fueron: diámetro ecuatorial (DE), diámetro polar (DP), volumen (VOL), grosor de pericarpio (GP), numero de frutos comerciales (NFRC), ...

  3. Electrodialytic separation of Cu(II) and As(V) in acidic electrolytes; Separacion electrodialitica de Cu(II) y As(V) en electrolitos acidos

    Ibanez, J. P.; Ipinza, J.; Cifuentes, L.


    The separation of copper and arsenic from acidic electrolytes by electrodialysis was investigated at room temperature. the effect of current density and pH was studied in a batch cell during 3 hours. The kinetic parameters showed that Cu(II) transport rate was 0.75 mol/m''2/h and the As(V) transport rate was 0.002 mol/m''2/h. An efficient separation between Cu(II) and As(V) was achieved; Generating a concentrated solution of copper with no arsenic, which was obtained independently of the electrolyte acidity and current density used. The effect of the arsenic speciation with pH is discussed as well. (Author) 23 refs.

  4. Formation mechanism of manganese compounds in acidic electrolytes of copper; Mecanismo de la formacion de compuestos de manganeso en electrolitos acidos

    Ipinza, J.; Ibanez, J. P.; Pagliero, A.; Vergara, F.


    The formation mechanism of manganese compounds in acidic electrolytes (180 g/l of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}) was studied by potentiostatic experiments at 50 degree centigree. In the oxide layer on a PbCaSn anode, amorphous MnOOH was formed XRD showed that anodic slimes collected from the cell bottom after 3 h was made up of: {gamma}-MnO{sub 2} and {epsilon}-MnO{sub 2}. It was proved that the {epsilon} type oxide was formed by an electrochemical process and the {gamma} type oxide was formed by a pure chemical precipitation, the last one depends on the MnO{sub 4} concentration in the electrolyte. The electrochemical formation of MnOOH only depends on the concentrations of Mn''3+ in the electrolyte, and this amorphous compounds in the intermediate specie for generating {epsilon}-MnO{sub 2}. Fe''2+, in the presence of Mn''2+. inhibited the formation of both MnO{sub 2} oxides, and in the anode interface reduces PbO{sub 2} to PbSO{sub 4}, that reports in the anodic slime. furthermore, the presence of ferrous ion resulted in a better distribution of the manganese compounds and originates PbSO{sub 4} precipitates, which report on the slime. (Author) 25 refs.

  5. Natural Radiation in byproducts of the production of phosphoric acid; Radiacao natural em residuos gerados no processo de producao de acido fosforico

    Silveira, Marcilei A. Guazzelli da; Cardoso, L.L., E-mail: [Centro Universitario da FEI, Sao Bernardo do Campo, SP (Brazil); Medina, N.H. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Institutlo de Fisica


    Natural radiation is the largest source of radiation exposure to which man is subject. It is formed basically by cosmic radiation and the radionuclides present in the Earth crust, as {sup 40}K and the elements of the decay series of {sup 232}Th and {sup 238}U. Phosphate ores, which constitutes the raw material for the production of phosphoric acid, have a high rate of natural radiation from the decay series of {sup 232}Th and {sup 238}U. Phosphogypsum, which is naturally radioactivity, is a by-product of the production of phosphoric acid by the wet method. For each ton of phosphoric acid it is produced about 4.5 tons of phosphogypsum. This work presents the analysis of samples collected in all stages of the manufacturing process of phosphoric acid, which generates the phosphogypsum. Gamma-ray spectrometry was used to measure the concentration of the elements of the decay series of {sup 232}Th and {sup 238}U. All analyzed samples showed a high concentration of radionuclides, promoting the need for further steps in the process in order to reduce the presence of such radionuclides in the phosphogypsum. The results indicate the radionuclide {sup 238}U has higher contribution in some samples of the intermediate stages of the process. All samples exceeded the international average range of human exposure to terrestrial gamma radiation, which is 0.3 to 1.0 mSv/year. (author)

  6. Elution of nickel ions from alginate beads in an acid media; Elucion de iones de niquel desde esferas de alginato en un medio acido

    Aracena, A.; Carcamo, F.; Jerez, O.; Constanzo, R.


    Elution of nickel ions from alginate beads was studied in a temperature range of 2 to 80 degree centigrade and a sulfuric acid concentration between 0.005 to 2.5 g L{sup -}1. The elution mechanism was established by ion exchange between nickel and ions protons, obtaining a value of 93% elution at a temperature of 80 degree centigrade and a H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} concentration of 0.25 g L{sup -}1. The influence of other acids on nickel elution was also studied. The nickel elution rate was significantly influenced by temperature and concentration of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}. Elution kinetics of nickel ions was studied, and the 1-(1-α){sup 1}/3=k{sub a}ppt model properly described the kinetics of this reaction. The dependence of nickel elution on the sulfuric acid concentration was of the order of 0.33. Moreover, the intrinsic rate constants were determined and an activation energy value of 54.5 kJ mol{sup -}1 was obtained for the temperature range studied. The results indicated that the nickel elution is a process controlled by chemical reactions. (Author)


    J. Herrera Camacho


    El objetivo general del presente trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la adición de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados en la dieta sobre la dinámica folicular, la tasa de fertilidad, prolificidad y respuesta superovulatoría en ovejas Pelibuey. Se realizaron tres experimentos. El experimento uno, se realizó en la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia durante el período julio-septiembre del año 2000. Se utilizaron 30 ovejas Pelibuey de condición corporal similar con el objeto de evaluar el efecto...

  8. Effect of the temperature and oxalic acid in the uranyl sorption in zircon; Efecto de la temperatura y acido oxalico en la sorcion de uranilo en circon

    Ordonez R, E.; Almazan T, M. G.; Garcia G, N. [ININ, Departamento de Quimica, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Hernandez O, R., E-mail: [Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz, Ingenieria Quimica, Miguel Angel de Quevedo No. 2779, 91860 Veracruz (Mexico)


    In this work the results of the temperature effect study are presented on uranyl solutions adsorbed on zirconium silicate (ZrSiO{sub 4}) and also on the compounds formed in surface with oxalic acid. The adsorption isotherms of uranyl on hydrated zircon with NaClO{sub 4} 0.5 M, show an increase of the uranyl sorption efficiency when increasing the temperature from 20 to 4 C with a sudden descent in this efficiency when changing the temperature at 60 C. The uranyl sorption efficiency increases to hydrate the zircon with a solution of oxalic acid 0.1 M, maintaining the same tendency regarding to the temperatures of the sorption in medium NaClO{sub 4} 0.5 M. The complex formation in the zircon surface with organic acids of low molecular weight increases the fixation of the uranyl in solution due to the formation of ternary systems, in the order Zircon/A. Organic/Uranyl, without altering their response to the temperature. (Author)

  9. Kraft pulp bleaching with molybdenum activated acid peroxide (P{sub Mo} stage); Branqueamento de polpa celulosica kraft de eucalipto com peroxido acido ativado por molibdenio

    Rabelo, Marcos Sousa [Servico Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Lauro de Freitas, BA (Brazil). Dept. Regional da Bahia; Silva, Vanessa Lopes; Barros, Denise Pires de; Colodette, Jorge Luiz [Universidade Federal de Vicosa (UFV), MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Florestal; Sacon, Vera Maria; Silva, Marcelo Rodrigues da [Votorantim Celulose e Papel, Jacarei, SP (Brazil)


    Optimum conditions to run the P{sub Mo} stage for bleaching eucalyptus kraft pulp were 90 deg C, pH 3.5, 2 h, 0.1 kg/t Mo and 5 kg/t H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. The P{sub Mo} stage efficiency increased with decreasing pH (1.5-5.5) and increasing temperature (75-90 deg C), time (2-4 h), and hydrogen peroxide (3-10 kg/t) and molybdenum concentration (0.1-0.4 kg/t). The implementation of the P{sub Mo} stage, as replacement for the A stage, decreased total active chlorine demand of the OAZDP sequence by 6 kg/t to reach 90% ISO, both in laboratory and mill scale. Such practice resulted in decreased bleaching chemical costs to produce fully bleached pulp of 90% ISO. (author)

  10. Modelado Cinético de la Disolución de Hidroboracita en Acido Clorhídrico Kinetics Modeling of Hydroboracite Dissolution in Hydrochloric Acid

    Graciela V Morales; Oscar D Quiroga; Ebelia N Tolaba


    Se realizó el modelado cinético de la disolución de hidroboracita en soluciones de ácido clorhídrico. La disolución se llevó a cabo en un reactor tanque agitado discontinuo a presión atmosférica. Se investigó el efecto de la temperatura, el tamaño de partícula, la relación sólido/líquido, y la concentración del ácido sobre la velocidad de disolución del mineral. Se observa que la velocidad de disolución es muy rápida en todos los casos estudiados, aumenta con el incremento de la temperatura y...

  11. Basicity determination for neutral phosphorus organic extragents by NMR 31P-method in two-phase systems, and quantitative interrelations of acido-basic extractive properties

    Consideration is given to the method for determination of basicity of neutral organophosphorus compounds of XGZP=0 type (X, G, Z=C4H9, C8H17, C6H5). The method is based on change of chemical shift of phosphorus-31 nuclei in two-phase extraction system depending on acidity function HO, HA, HPO. It is shown that the method can be used for evaluation and forecasting of phosphine oxide ability in the processes of UO2SO4 solvent extraction from aqueous solutions of sulfuric acid

  12. Myrsinoic A acid and its derivative: in vitro inhibitors of photosynthesis; Acido myrsinoico A e derivado: inibidores da fotossintese in vitro

    Burger, Marcela Carmen de M.; Oliveira, Gracielle S. de; Menezes, Antonio Carlos S. [Universidade Estadual de Goias, Anapolis, GO (Brazil). Unidade Universitaria de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologicas; Vieira, Paulo Cezar; Silva, Maria Fatima das G.F. da [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica; Veiga, Thiago A.M., E-mail: [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Ciencias Ambientais, Quimicas e Farmaceuticas. Dept. de Ciencias Exatas e da Terra


    Myrsinoic A acid, isolated from Myrsine cuneifolia and its hydrogenated derivative had their effect on photosynthesis tested. The compounds inhibited the electron flow (basal, phosphorylating and uncoupled) from water to methyl viologen; therefore, they act as Hill reaction inhibitors in spinach thylakoids. They inhibited partial reactions of PSII electron flow from water to 2,5-dichloro-1,4-benzoquinone, from water to sodium silicomolybdate, and partially electron flow from diphenylcarbazide to 2,6-dichloroindophenol. Their inhibition sites were at the donor and acceptor sides of PSII, between P{sub 680} and Q{sub A}. Chlorophyll {alpha} fluorescence measurements confirmed the behavior of the compounds (pool of quinones). (author)

  13. Evolution of biochemical parameters in irradiated fishes: Serum proteins and intestinal nucleic acids; Evolucion de parametros bioquimicos en peces irradiados: Proteinas en suero y acidos nucleicos en intestino

    Garces, F.; Andres, P.; Davila, C. A.


    In sublethal gamma-irradiated C. auratus, a sudden decrease of total serum protein concentration and a preferential descent of the low molecular weight gamma-globulin fraction have been observed. These effects are transient and after different latent periods dependent on doses, normal values are recovered, A temporal failure of a vascular permeability regulation system is probably implied. The DMA depolymerization. observed in the intestine indicates the action of radio-induced DNA degradation mechanisms since this effect is independent on doses. (Author) 29 refs.

  14. Influencia de la grasa en las propiedades físicas y sensoriales de galletas. Alternativas para la mejora del perfil de acidos grasos

    Tarancón Serrano, Paula Isabel


    La presente tesis doctoral se basa en el desarrollo de galletas con menor contenido en grasa mejorando además el perfil lipídico de las mismas. Para ello se reemplazará totalmente la grasa presente en la formulación de las galletas por oleogeles a base de aceites vegetales y diferentes espesantes y se estudiará como afecta dicho reemplazo a las propiedades reológicas de la masa y a las propiedades de textura de la galleta. Por último, se realizará un estudio sensorial para ver la opinión del ...

  15. Behaviour of the 1-Ascorbic as supporting Electrolyte. Influence of the Magnesium Ion; Comportamiento del acido 1-Ascorbico como electrolito soporte influencai del ion magnesio

    Alonso Lopez, J.


    The behaviour of 1-ascorbic acid, as supporting electrolyte of the uranyl ion in a 0{sub 1}-0.7 M concentration range, and the influence of pH on the diffusion current and half wave potential of 0,1 M uranyl ion is studied. The cathodic waves from 0 to -2,5 volts, with mercury dropping electrode are studied in fresh 0,1 M aqueous solution in presence of Mg{sup 2}+ and at 2,0-12 pH range. A kinetic current with a half wave potential of 0,85 v. vs. Hg. b.e. is obtained at pH> 9,5 appears a tilth wave a -0,60 v. The pH variation does not influence these potentials. (Author) 18 refs.

  16. Spectrophotometric determination of titanium with ascorbic acid in aluminium alloys and other materials. Determinacion espectrofotometrica de titanio con acido ascorbico en aleaciones de base aluminio y otros materiales

    Bosch Serrat, F. (Departamento de Quimica Analitica. Facultad de Qauimica. Valencia (Spain))


    A spectrophotometric determination of titanium with ascorbic acid in aluminium alloys and bauxite is described. The proposed procedures permit to determine levels of titanium down to 5.10 ''3% with a good accuracy and precision. (Author) 13 refs.

  17. Radioprotection potential of the ascorbic acid on the carrageenan used as food additive; Potencial radioprotetor do acido ascorbico sobre a carragenana utilizada como aditivo alimenticio

    Aliste, Antonio Joao; Mastro, Nelida Lucia del [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail:;


    Carrageenans are a group of natural carbohydrates that are present in the structure of certain varieties of red algae (Rhodophyceae). They are used in emulsions, for syneresis control and to grow up, to promote adhesiveness and dispersion. In the industry of foods they can be used for instance, as thickness and gelling agents, alone or together with other additives. The processing of foods by radiation is increasing considerably, because the efficiency of the process in the industrial decontamination of products. The objective of this work was to study the action of the ascorbic acid as potential radioprotector of the carrageenan against {sup 60} Co gamma radiation effects, using the viscosity as parameter. Samples of commercial carrageenan dissolved at 1,0% were irradiated in the presence or not of ascorbic acid, with doses of 0.0 kGy; 1.0 kGy; 2.5 kGy; 5.0 kGy and 10.0 kGy. After the irradiation the relationships viscosity/dose were established for the temperature of 60 deg C. For the dose of 10.0 kGy a better protecting effect of the ascorbic acid on the carrageenan was seen. The implications of the use of this antioxidant is discussed as a form of minimizing the effect of the radiation in irradiated foods. (author)

  18. Polyesters production from the mixture of phthalic acid, terephthalic and glycerol; Producao de poliesteres a partir da mistura de acido ftalico, tereftalico e glicerol

    Carvalho, A.L.S.; Oliveira, J.C.; Miranda, C.S.; Boaventura, J.S.; Jose, N.M., E-mail: [Universidade Federal da Bahia (GECIM/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Grupo de Energia e Ciencias dos Materiais; Carvalho, R.F. [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Curso de Mestrado em Engenharia Ambiental Urbana


    Glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel is currently an environmental and economic problem for producers of this renewable fuel in Brazil and in others parts of the world. In order to offer new proposals for recovery, it is used for the manufacture of polyesters used in applications in diverse areas such as construction and automobile industry. This work reports the production of polymer from the mixture of terephthalic and phthalic acid in three different proportions. The polyesters showed good thermal stability, analyzed by TGA and DSC, with an increase proportional to the terephthalic acid content. The X-ray diffraction patterns show that the samples are semi crystalline polymers. The micrographs indicated the presence of a smoother surface in the polyester that has a larger amount of phthalic acid, as reported in the literature. Therefore, the materials showed good thermal properties and morphological characteristics, so it consists in a new alternative to use glycerin. (author)

  19. Analytical methods for 2,4-D (Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) determination; Metodos analiticos para la determinacion del 2,4-D (Acido diclorofenoxiacetico)

    Martinez G, M.S.M


    The 2,4-D herbicide is one of the main pesticides for controlling the bad grass in crops such as the water undergrowth. In Mexico the allowed bound of this pesticide is 0.05 mg/l in water of 2,4-D so it is required to have methods trusts and exacts, which can used in order to detected low concentration of it. In this work we show some for the conventional techniques and for establishing the 2,4-D concentrations. The UV-Vis spectrometer and liquids chromatography due that they are the most common used nowadays. Beside, we introduce a now developed technique, which is based on the neutronic activation analysis. Though use of the UV-Vis spectrometer technique it was possible target the concentrations interval between 1 and 200 mg/l. In the liquids chromatography interval was between 0.1 and 0.9, and by the neutronic activation analysis the interval was between 0.01 and 200 mg/l. (Author)

  20. El acido esteárico: un posible sustituto para los ácidos grasos trans de origen industrial

    Tavella, Marcelo; Delplanque, Bernadette; Valenzuela, Alfonso


    Trans isomers, contained in partially hydrogenated oils, which are used in the food industry, have been questioned and nowadays trends are heading towards reducing their consumption. The food industry is facing a dilemma, since in order to remove trans fatty acids, hydrogenated fats should be eliminated and replaced by fats rich in saturated fatty acids. Scientific research has shown that saturated fatty acids have negative effects on the lipid profile and its consumption is associated with a...

  1. Hydrogen embrittlement in superaustenitic stainless steels welded unions in sulfuric acid; Fragilizacao por hidrogenio em juntas soldadas de acos inoxidaveis superausteniticos em acido sulfurico

    Berthier, T. [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Lab. de Materiais e Tratamento de Superficies (LaMaTS)]. E-mail:; Kuromoto, N.K. [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Lab. de Nanopropriedades Mecanicas; Paredes, R.S.C. [Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento (LACTEC), Curitiba, PR (Brazil)


    The embrittlement of the austenitic stainless steel by hydrogen has been known for more than four decades. Researches done into the behavior of the hydrogenated homogeneous structures, under cathodic charging at room temperature, have shown that the hydrogen induces phase transformations and nucleation of retarded superficial cracks during the outgassing which is followed by the end of the hydrogenation. The results obtained upon austenitic and superaustenitic stainless steels are few considering the changes produced in welded unions. The aim of this work is to evaluate mechanical properties of material and its relation to the nucleation of the cracks in the austenitic steels welds type AISI 904L submitted to hydrogenated solutions. The samples have been welded through the process MIG/MAG; the hydrogenation has been made catholically in a sulfuric acid solution of 1N, with variable time of 1 to 4 hours at the room temperature. An anode of platinum in and density of current 1000 A/m{sup 2} has been used. The outgassing has occurred at the room temperature. Many retarded superficial cracks with different morphologies have been observed. Regarding the hardness measure, major alterations in all the regions of the sample have not been noticed. (author)

  2. Mechanical properties of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-Co-itaconic acid) hydrogels; Propiedades mecanicas de hidrogeles de poli(N-sopropilacrilamida-Co-acido itaconico)

    Valderruten, N. E.; Quintana, J. R.; Katime, I.


    It is well known that polymers of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) show lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behavior in water and its gels have a volume phase transition at about 34 degree centigree in water. In this study, we reported the polymerization of NIPA in the presence of N,N methylenebisacrylamide (BIS). Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels were obtained by swelling the resultant solid xerogels to equilibrium in water. The effects of monomer composition and concentration of added cross-linking agent on the swelling behavior and mechanical properties of these hydrogels at 22 and 37 degree centigree were investigated, the latter involving measurements of shear in a DMTA system. The storage moduli at 22 degree centigree lay within the range 9.08-5.08 KPa. At a fixed BIS concentration, an increase from 22 to 37 degree centigree resulted in an increase in the shear moduli and the effective crosslinking density (v{sub e}) and a decrease in the interaction parameter hydrogel/water, {chi}. (Author) 6 refs.

  3. Sprayed microspheres of poly(lactic acid) obtained with calcium compounds; Microesferas aspergidas de poli(acido latico) obtidos com compostos de calcio

    Goncalves, Raquel P.; Picciani, Paulo H. de Souza; Dias, Marcos L., E-mail: [Instituto de Macromoleculas - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    In this work PLLA and PDLA were synthesized using calcium methoxide (Ca(OMe){sub 2}) as initiator. This compound shows good activity in the bulk polymerization of L-lactide (LLA) and D-lactide (DLA) producing polymers with average molecular weight up to 22,300 g/mol, but with microstructure containing a significant amount of estereoerros, as revealed by {sup 13} C NMR. Block copolymers containing blocks of L-and D-lactic acid were also prepared, using the method of sequential addition of LLA and DLA in an attempt to obtain stereo complexes. Analyses of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed that the polymers obtained with catalysts of calcium produced PLA microspheres with diameters of around 5 {mu}m via electro spray technique. (author)

  4. Radiological assessment occupational radionuclides in a phosphoric acid plant; Evaluacion radiologica ocupacional y distribucion de radionucleidos en una planta de acido fosforico

    Bolivar, J. P.; Garcia-Tenorio, R.


    On the frame of a research project devoted to the control of the exposure due to natural radiation in several NORM industries located at the South of Spain, a detailed to the production of phosphoric acid has been performed. In addition, the behaviour along the mentioned process of the different radionuclides involved has been analysed. It has been concluded that the effective dose which can be received by the workers of the plant is clearly below 1 mSv/year. And it has been demonstrated that the main route of occupational exposure corresponds to the external radiation due mainly to the permanent presence of a radioactive contamination source in different zones of the plant. This contamination source is associated to the presence of scales in the inner surfaces of pipes and equipment as well as to the presence of sludges in the phosphoric acid storage tanks, which in both cases contain elevated concentrations of 226{sup R}a. Moreover, the 222{sup R}n concentrations inside the plant do not overpass 100 Bq/m{sup 3}, which not constitutes a radiological problem. (Author) 9 refs.

  5. Use of chemical pre-treatment based chromic acid; Uso de pre-tratamento quimico a base de acido cromico. Beneficios versus desvantagens

    Campos, Paulo Henrique Leite [TENARIS CONFAB S.A., Pindamonhangaba, SP (Brazil); Bibiano, Paulo de Tarso [SOCO-RIL do Brasil S.A., Pindamonhangaba, SP (Brazil); Koebsch, Andre; Mollica, Eduardo de Oliveira [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    In this work were going compared the polyethylene and FBE coatings performances in triple layer for tubes done with and without the presence of the pre-treatment chemist with chromic acid of the tube surface. The performance test chosen for accomplishes the comparison was the cathodic disbondment and hot water soak, for being this the test that has objective to improve the performance with the chromic acid application. The obtained results were going extracted of a factory database of TENARIS CONFAB S.A. in Pindamonhangaba - Sao Paulo. The adopted technical specification like reference for the tried coatings belonged to PETROBRAS S.A. Were compared also tests results of jobs using chromate and jobs that were not used pre-treatment. (author)

  6. Removing volatile fatty acids during the anaerobic treatment of pig sewage; Remocion de acidos grasos volatiles durante el tratamiento anaerobio de aguas residuales porcicolas

    Vazquez Borges, E.; Mendez Novelo, R.; Magana Pietra, A.; Partinez Pereda, P.; Fernandez Villagomez, G. [Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Atuonoma de Yucatan. Mexico (Mexico)


    This study examined the behaviour of a hybrid anaerobic digester in treating pig farm sewage. The experimental model consisted of a 208-litre UASB reactor at the bottom and a 195-litre high-rate sedimentator at the top. The digester was installed on a pig farm and its efficiency in removing volatile (acetic and propionic) fatty acids (VFA) was determined with hydraulic retention time (HTR) as the critical parameter for evaluating the anaerobic system`s performance. The results obtained with the five different HRTs used during the experiment are reported. The highest removal rates were obtained with an HRT of 2.8 days: 98% in the UASB, 28% in the sedimentator and 98% in the digester as a whole. An HRT of 1 day gave VFA removal rates of 40%, 12% and 50% in the UASB reactor sedimentator and digest respectively. (Author) 16 refs.


    Hugo A Rodríguez


    Full Text Available El glifosato es un herbicida no selectivo,ampliamente utilizado en el mundo para controlar malezas anuales y perennes. Su principal metabolito en suelos y aguas es el ácido aminometilfosfónico (AMPA formado por la acción de microorganismos. Este herbicida se utiliza en Colombia en altas dosis para la erradicación de cultivos ilícitos de coca y amapola, y como madurante en caña de azúcar, constituyendo un problema ambiental y social en el país, y haciéndose necesaria la evaluación de residuos de glifosato y su metabolito en diferentes matrices. En este trabajo se validó una metodología analítica para determinar residuos de glifosato y de su metabolito AMPA en aguas de influencia de algunas regiones colombianas. El procedimiento experimental comprende dos pasos principales: el primero es un paso de limpieza, extracción y concentración en fase sólida; el Segundo corresponde a la separación, identificación y cuantificación de los compuestos mediante Cromatografía Líquida de Alta Eficiencia (CLAE con derivación poscolumna y detección por fluorescencia. Los resultados de la validación muestran que la metodología es específica, selectiva, precisa y robusta en un rango lineal entre 10 y 750 /xg/L, con límites de detección de 0,8 /xg/L y límites de cuantificación de 2 /ig/L para los dos analitos. Las recuperaciones se encuentran en el orden del 73% para glifosato y del 70% para el AMPA. Además, se muestran los resultados de análisis de aguas tomadas en algunas zonas del país donde se aplica glifosato en diferentes dosis con diferentes propósitos, encontrándose residuos del herbicida y de su metabolito en concentraciones por encima de los valores permitidos en aguas potables para plaguicidas de categoría toxicológica IV, caso del glifosato, de acuerdo con la legislación colombiana

  8. Marginal microleakage in vitro study on class V cavities prepared with Er:YAG laser and etched with acid or etched with Er:YAG laser and acid; Estudo in vitro da microinfiltracao marginal em cavidades classe V preparadas com laser de Er:YAG e condicionadas com acido ou com laser de Er:YAG e acido

    Tavares, Henrique Dutra Simoes


    Microleakage at the interface between the teeth and the restorative materials remains a problem with composite resin restorations. Microleakage at the gingival margins of class V cavities restorations still challenge as they are usually placed in dentin and/or cementum. Previous studies have shown that the cavity preparation with Er:YAG laser is possible. It has been reported that Er:YAG laser has ability to create irregular surface providing micromechanical retention for adhesive dental restorative materials and to improve marginal sealing. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the marginal microleakage on class V cavities prepared with Er:YAG laser and etched with acid or with Er:YAG laser and acid, in compared to those prepared and etched conventionally. Thirty human molars were divided into three groups, namely: group I - prepared with Er:YAG laser (KaVo KEY Laser II - Germany) and etched with 37% phosphoric acid; group II - prepared with Er:YAG laser and etched with Er:YAG laser and 37% phosphoric acid; group III (control group) - prepared with high speed drill and etched with 37% phosphoric acid. All cavities were treated with same adhesive system (Single Bond - 3M) and restored with the composite resin (Z100 - 3M), according to the manufacturer's instructions. The specimens were stored at 37 deg C in water for 24 hours, polished with Sof-Lex discs (3M), thermally stressed, sealed with a nail polish coating except for the area of the restoration and 1 mm around it, and immersed in a 50% aqueous solution of silver nitrate for 24 hours. After that, the specimens were rinsed in water, soaked in a photodeveloping solution and exposed to a fluorescent light for 8 hours. The teeth were embedded in an autopolymerizing resin and sectioned longitudinally using a diamond saw microtome under running water. The sections were photographed. The microleakage at the occlusal cavity and at the gingival margins of each specimen was evaluated with scores (0-3) by three calibrated examinators. Both results on occlusal and gingival margins have shown no statistic significant difference among the three groups evaluated (p>0.05). The Er:YAG laser have shown to be as effective as the conventional methods for cavity preparation and etching, suggesting its use for the class V cavity preparation and enamel etching. (author)

  9. Composicao quimica, perfil de acidos graxos e quantificacao dos acidos ƒ¿-linolenico, eicosapentaenoico e docosahexaenoico em visceras de tilapias (Oreochromis niloticus = Percentual composition, fatty acids and quantification of the LNA (Alfa-Linolenic, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acids in visceras of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus

    Nilson Evelázio de Souza


    Full Text Available Foi avaliada a composição química de vísceras de tilápias (Oreochromis niloticus criadas em cativeiro Os teores de umidade, cinza, proteína bruta e lipídios totais foram de 64,4%; 1,3%; 6,3% e 18,0%, respectivamente, caracterizando alta concentração de lipídiostotais em relação a outros resíduos de peixes. Foram identificados 49 ácidos graxos, sendo majoritários os ácidos: oléico, (32,8%, seguido do palmítico, (19,9% e linoléico, (18,2%. As razões entre n-6/n-3 e ácidos poliinsaturados/saturados foram de 5,5 e 0,9, respectivamente. As quantificações dos ácidos graxos alfa-linolênico, eicosapentaenóico e docosahexaenóico, em mg/g de lipídios totais, foram de 10,4, 1,4 e 9,3, respectivamente. O elevado teor de lipídios totais das vísceras contribuiu significativamente para as quantidadesde ácidos graxos n-3. Todos os parâmetros analisados foram satisfatórios sob o ponto de vista nutricional e neste sentido as vísceras de tilápias poderão ser utilizadaa para alimentar peixes ou outros animais.The chemical composition was evaluated in visceras of tilapias raised in captivity. The moisture, ash, crude protein and total lipids contents were 64.4%; 1.3%; 6.3% and 18.0%, respectively, characterizing high total lipids concentration in relation other residues of fish. Forty nine fatty acids were detected, the major fatty acids were oleic (32.8%, palmitic (19.9% and linoleic-1 (18.2% and oleic (9.4%. The ratio n-6/n-3 and polyunsaturated/saturated fatty acids, showed the values 5.5 and 0.9, respectively. The quantifications of alfa-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids (in mg/g of total lipids, were 10.4, 1.4 and 0.3, respectively. The higher contents of total lipids in visceras contributed significantly for amounts of n-3 fatty acids. All the parameters analyzed were shown nutritional value satisfactory in this sense visceras of tilapias can be used in the feed of fish and other animal.

  10. Development of methodology for the synthesis of poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) for use in the production of radioactive sources; Desenvolvimento da metodologia para sintese do poli(acido latico-co-acido glicolico) para utilizacao na producao de fontes radioativas

    Peleias Junior, Fernando dos Santos; Zeituni, Carlos Alberto; Rostelato, Maria Elisa Chuery Martins; Souza, Carla Daruich de; Mattos, Fabio Rodrigues de; Moura, Eduardo Santana de; Moura, Joao Augusto; Benega, Marcos Antonio Gimenes; Feher, Anselmo; Costa, Osvaldo Luiz da; Rodrigues, Bruna Teiga, E-mail: [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP/CTR), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia das Radiacoes; Fechine, Guilhermino Jose [Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia


    According to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. A radiotherapy method extensively used in prostate cancer is brachytherapy, where the area requiring treatment receives radioactive seeds. Iodine-125 seeds can be inserted loose or stranded in bioabsorbable polymers produced from poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA). We developed the synthesis methodology for PLGA and the results obtained show that it was possible to determine the optimal reaction parameters (time and temperature) for PLGA in 80/20 (lactide/glycolide) ratio. The yield was higher than 90% using a temperature of 110 °C and reaction time of 72 hours; however, the molecular weight values obtained are very low compared to those obtained by other authors. New tests using previously synthesized dimers and nitrogen atmosphere are being performed. These conditions could potentially increase the molar mass of PLGA. All techniques used confirmed the expected structure of the polymer. (author)

  11. Optimized Analytical Method to Determine Gallic and Picric Acids in Pyrotechnic Samples by Using HPLC/UV (Reverse Phase); Optimizacion del Metodo Analitico mediante HPLC/UV Operando en Fase Inversa para la Determinacion de Acido Galico y Acido Picrico en Muestras de Origen Pirotecnico

    Garcia Alonso, S.; Perez Pastor, R. M.


    A study on the optimization and development of a chromatographic method for the determination of gallic and picric acids in pyrotechnic samples is presented. In order to achieve this, both analytical conditions by HPLC with diode detection and extraction step of a selected sample were studied. (Author)

  12. Development of methodology for the synthesis of poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) for use in the production of radioactive sources; Desenvolvimento da metodologia para sintese do poli(acido latico-co-acido glicolico) para utilizacao na producao de fontes radioativas

    Peleias Junior, Fernando dos Santos


    According to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. A method of radiotherapy which has been extensively used is brachytherapy, where radioactive seeds are placed inside the area requiring treatment. Iodine-125 seeds can be placed loose or stranded in bioabsorbable polymers. Stranded seeds show some advantages, since they reduce the rate of seed migration, an event that could affect the dosimetry of the prostate and cause unnecessary damage to healthy tissues or organs. For Iodine-125 stranded seeds, polyglactin 910 (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)) (PLGA), with a coverage of polyglactin 370 (Vicryl Registered-Sign ) is used. It was purposed in this dissertation, the study and development of the synthesis methodology for PLGA via ring-opening polymerization, as well as its characterization, with the objective of using the synthesized material to manufacture a material similar to RAPID Strand{sub Registered-Sign }. The results obtained show that it was possible to determine the optimal reaction parameters (time and temperature) for PLGA in 80/20 (lactide/glycolide) ratio. Using a temperature of 110 Degree-Sign C and reaction time of 24h, a yield of 86% was obtained, and increasing the reaction time to 72 hours, the yield was higher than 90%. The molecular mass values obtained from the samples are still very low compared to those obtained by other authors in the literature (about 20%). Failures in the sealing of vials, leaving them vulnerable to moisture and oxygen, or lack of an efficient stirring system might be possible explanations for these results. A suitable chemical reactor could solve the problem. Regarding polymer characterization, all techniques used not only confirmed the expected structure of the polymer, but also showed the highest proportion of lactide units compared to to glycolide units. (author)

  13. Impregnation of 12-tungstophosphoric acid on silica - part II: effect of different solvents on the impregnation and catalytic activity in methyl esterification of stearic acid; Impregnacao do acido 12-tungstofosforico em silica - parte II: efeito de diferentes solventes na impregnacao e atividade catalitica na esterificacao metilica de acido estearico

    Scroccaro, Karine Isabel; Yamamoto, Carlos I., E-mail: [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Centro Politecnico. Departamento de Engenharia Quimica; Tanobe, Valcineide O. de A.; Oliveira, Alan Antonio de [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Departamento de Engenharia e Tecnologia Florestal; Wypych, Fernando [Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Departamento de Quimica


    Materials obtained by the immobilization of 12-tungstophosphoric acid (PTA) on silica using the method of impregnation with excess solution in distinct solvents (aqueous HCl, methanol:H{sub 2}O, and acetonitrile) were evaluated for use as catalysts in the methyl esterification of stearic acid. Optimum conditions were established for the impregnation of 0.5 g (w/w) of PTA on amorphous silica, under stirring at 150 rpm for 24 h, using 20 mL of 0.1 mol L{sup -1} HCl as the solvent. After calcination at 200 deg C, high conversions were obtained under mild reaction conditions, resulting in high turnover numbers. The catalyst was evaluated in ten catalytic cycles of use, where the activity was reduced only slightly, attesting its stability and the possibility to apply it to industrial production of methylesters. (author)

  14. Liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) of Fe(III) and Ti(IV) by bis-(2-ethyl-hexyl) phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) in sulfuric acid medium; Extracao liquido-liquido de ferro (III) e titanio (IV) pelo acido bis-(2-etil-hexil) fosforico (D2EHPA) em meio de acido sulfurico

    Silva, Glauco Correa da; Cunha, Jose Waldemar Silva Dias da [Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica e Materiais Nucleares; Dweck, Jo [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Escola de Quimica. Dept. de Processos Inorganicos; Afonso, Julio Carlos [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Dept. de Quimica Analitica]. E-mail:


    This work presents a study on the separation of Fe(III) and Ti(IV) from sulfuric acid leaching solutions of ilmenite (FeTiO{sub 3}) using liquid-liquid extraction with D2EHPA in n-dodecane as extracting agent. The distribution coefficients (K{sub D}) of the elements related to free acidity and concentration of Fe(III) and Ti(IV) were determined. Free acidity was changed from 3x10{sup -2} to 11.88 mol L{sup -1} and D2EHPA concentration was fixed at 1.5 mol L{sup 1}. Recovery of final products as well as recycling of wastes generated in the process were also investigated. The LLE process as a feasible alternative to obtain high-purity TiO{sub 2}. (author)

  15. NCBI nr-aa BLAST: CBRC-PHAM-01-1048 [SEVENS

    Full Text Available CBRC-PHAM-01-1048 ref|YP_003183601.1| hypothetical protein Aaci_0148 [Alicyclobacillus acido...caldarius subsp. acidocaldarius DSM 446] gb|ACV57212.1| hypothetical protein Aaci_0148 [Alicyclobacillus acido...caldarius subsp. acidocaldarius DSM 446] YP_003183601.1 6e-05 22% ...

  16. Dosimetric influence of hyaluronic acid in patients with prostate cancer treated with RT3D; Influencia dosimetrica del acido hialuronico en pacientes cancer de prostata tratados con RT3D externa+HDR braquiterapia

    Sanchez, J.; Vazquez, J. A.; Garcia Blanco, A. S.; Gomez, F.; Montejo, A.; Raba, J. I.; Pacheco, M. T.; Cardenal Carro, J.; Mendigueren, M. A.


    This study aims to assess the influence on dosimetry by the introduction of hyaluronic acid and assess the need for the realization of a second CT scan and consequent re-planning of RT3D treatment. (Author)

  17. Effect of glycerin and formic acid in the efficiency of deposit on Zn-Ni, obtained by electrodeposition; Efeito da glicerina e do acido formico na eficiencia de deposito da liga Zn-Ni, obtido atraves de eletrodeposicao

    Pedroza, G.A.G.; Souza, C.A.C.; Lima, L.R.P.A.; Ferreira, D.M. [Universidade Federal da Bahia - Escola Politecnica, BA (Brazil)


    Additives are added to the electrodeposition of metal coatings to improve the characteristics of the deposit. However, the objective was to investigate the effect of adding glycerin and formic acid in the deposition efficiency and deposit structure of zinc-nickel alloy obtained by electrodeposition. The depositions were made at a galvanostatic current density of 10 mA/cm{sup 2} to obtain a deposit of about 5 mm in thickness. The deposition efficiency was determined through measures of mass, chemical composition of the deposit in the presence and absence of additives was examined by X-ray Spectrometer Fluorescence (XRF) and surface characterization of coatings was performed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The high levels of glycerin (0,07 M) and formic acid (0,26 M) in bath deposition increased the deposition efficiency of around 10% to 12% by mass, respectively. (author)

  18. Cleaning of the diffusers with formic acid for aeration of an active sludge process; Limpieza con acido formico de los difusores demembrana para la aireacion en un proceso de fangos activos

    Simon Andre, P.; Lardin Mifsut, C.; Abella Solar, M.; Marc Ponsoda, J.; Garcia del Real, A.; Perez Sanchez, P.


    Electric energy costs are one of the main issues inside the total amounts in a WWTP, being the aeration system consumption the highest one but also the most flexible and order to reduce the global costs. In this work it has been quantified the improvement obtained when formic acid is used to do periodic cleanness of the diffusers. When this is used, manual cleanness can be kept apart. During the cleanness processes with formic acid, it has been observed a reduction in the pressure drop, between 6 and 13%, and a reduction in the power demand, between 7 and 12% . These reduction have been correlated with the annual costs, reaching an annual saving of near 3%. (Author) 8 refs.

  19. Cyclopentenyl acids from sapucainha (Carpotroche brasiliensis Endl, Flacourtiaceae): the first antileprotic used in Brazil; Acidos ciclopentenicos do oleo da sapucainha (Carpotroche brasiliensis Endl, Flacourtiaceae): o primeiro antileprotico usado no Brasil

    Oliveira, Adriana S.; Lima, Joselia A.; Rezende, Claudia M.; Pinto, Angelo C. [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia. Inst. de Quimica]. E-mail:


    The chaoolmugra oil is one of the oldest medicines used for leprosy until the development of sulfas. In Brazil, it is known as sapucainha oil that is obtained from Carpotroche brasilienesis seeds (Flacourtiaceae). Chemical and medicinal studies of sapucainha oil were introduced in Brazil by Peckolt, Cole and Cardoso which showed that major ciclopentenyl fatty acids as chaulmoogric, hydnocarpic and gorlic were responsible for its bactericidal activity. In this work, a method for quantification of sapucainha oil acidic fraction by HRGC was established using methyl n-heptadecanoate as internal standard. The oil chemical stability was investigated by the use of GC-MS, IR, {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR and showed that the main degradation products belong to the cyclopentenyl moiety oxidation. (author)

  20. Modeling of an immobilized lipase tubular reactor for the production of glycerol and fatty acids from oils; Modelado de un reactor tubular de lipasas inmovilizadas para la produccion de glicerol y acidos grasos a partir de aceites

    Oddone, S.; Grasselli, M.; Cuellas, A.


    Advances in the design of a bioreactor in the fats and oils industry have permitted the hydrolysis of triglycerides in mild conditions and improved productivity while avoiding the formation of unwanted byproducts. The present work develops a mathematical model that describes the hydrolytic activity of a tubular reactor with immobilized lipases for the production of glycerol and fatty acids from the oil trade. Runge Kuttas numerical method of high order has been applied, considering that there is no accumulation of the substratum in the surface of the membrane, where the enzyme is. At the same time, different equations based on the kinetic model of Michaelis Mentens and the Ping-Pong bi-bi mechanism were examined. Experimental data in discontinuous systems are the basis for the development of the quantitative mathematical model that was used to simulate the process computationally. The obtained results allow for optimizing both the operative variables and the economic aspects of industrial processes. (Author)

  1. Evaluación de Bacterias Acido Lácticas Colombianas en las Propiedades Sensoriales, Reológicas, Fisicoquímicas y Microbiológicas de Masas Acidas de Pan

    Angela León; Karina Motato; Diana Granda; Olga I. Montoya; Shirley Echeverri; Lida Quinchía; Catalina Rodríguez; Jacqueline Lopera; Andrés Caro; Manuel Restrepo; Julián Valencia


    Este estudio se centra en la evaluación sensorial y de algunas propiedades fisicoquímicas como pH y acidez de la masa de pan y producto horneado, cuando se emplean bacterias ácido lácticas (BAL): Lactobacillus plantarum y Lactobacillus brevis (por separado y en conjunto), en este caso, que fueron aisladas en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellín; junto con la levadura comercial Saccharomyces cerevisae en su elaboración. El fin principal de esta investigación es determinar si la pr...

  2. Viability of uses of fluoride 10% acid to removal paramagnetic ions in soil samples and its physic fractions; Viabilidade do emprego de acido fluoridrico 10% para a remocao de ions paramagneticos em amostras de solos e suas respectivas fracoes fisicas

    Santos, Larissa Macedo dos; Simoes, Marcelo Luiz; Martin-Neto, Ladislau, E-mail: larissa@cnpdia.embrapa.b [EMBRAPA Instrumentacao Agropecuaria, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Montes, Celia Regina [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IQ/USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica; Melfi, Adolpho Jose [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil)


    Treated sewage effluent utilization for irrigation represents an antique, popular and attractive alternative to the common disposal of effluent to watercourses and includes three main purposes: effluent complementary treatment, water and nutrient source to the soil-plant system. However, because in Brazil no experiences in wastewater recycling exists consequently few scientific studies were carried out despite the importance of the subject. The present study aimed to evaluate by chemical and spectroscopy techniques the soil organic matter from soils irrigated with treated sewage effluent. Five treatments were evaluated: TSI (control) - irrigation with potable water and addition of the nitrogen as mineral fertilizer; T100, T125, T150 and T200 - irrigation with treated sewage sludge effluent and addition of the nitrogen as mineral fertilizer. The results obtained shown changes in the carbon contend and humification degree for the soils irrigated with treated sewage sludge effluent due to the increase activity of the decomposition of organic matter, stimulated by the increase of water in the soil. (author)

  3. Synthesis and reactions with a midines of derivates cycles and of open chain of 2-bromo-3, 4-dioxobutanoic; Sintesis y reacciones con amidinas de derivados ciclicos y de cadena abierta del acido 2-bromo-3, 4-dioxobutanoico

    Ancos, B. de; Delgado, F.; Martin, M.R. [Departamento de Quimica Organica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid (Spain)


    Bromination of enaminoesters 1 and 5, in appropriate conditions, affords in good yield enamines of the corresponding 2-bromo-3.4-dioxobutanoic acid derivatives 2-3 and 6 or dibromocompounds 4 and 6. The open chain enaminoesters (1-3) are more easily hydrolyzed that enaminofuranones 5 and 6. Prolongated treatment of 6 with hydrochloric acid affords the chlorinated enamine 11. The synthesis of 3-Bromo-4-hydroxy-5-methoxyfuran-2(5H)-one 10 can be achieved by bromination of 12, obtained by hydrolysis of 5. The reaction of methyl 3-bromo-4, 4-dimethoxy-3-oxobutanoate with amidines is a good method for the synthesis of 5-bromo-6-(dimethoxymethyl) pyrimidine-4(3H)-ones substituted at 2 position. Under the same conditions the reaction of furanone 10 with benzamide does not lead to the corresponding imidazoline. (Author) 12 refs.

  4. Phosphorus in chronosequence of burnt sugar cane in Brazilian cerrado: humic acid analysis by {sup 31}P NMR; Fosforo em cronossequencia de cana-de-acucar queimada no cerrado goiano: analise de acidos humicos por RMN de {sup 31}P

    Rossi, Celeste Q.; Pereira, Marcos G.; Garcia, Andreas C., E-mail: [Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Seropedica, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Solos; Perin, Adriano; Gazolla, Paulo R. [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia Goiano, Rio Verde, GO (Brazil); Gonzalez, Antonio P. [Universidade de Coruna, ES (Spain). Faculdad de Ciencias


    The aim of this study was to identify, with the use of {sup 31}P NMR spectroscopy, organic P species in humic acids (HA) in samples from Oxisol cultivated in chronosequence with sugar cane, pasture and Cerrado. The main forms of P-type found were orthophosphate, monoester-P (phosphate sugars) and P-diester (orthophosphate). The {sup 31}P NMR technique proved capable of identifying changes in the areas studied as a function of sugar cane burning time. In areas with 1 and 5 years of burnt cane, a decrease in recalcitrant organic P in humic acids indicated the need for use of P-humic substances for plant nutrition (author)

  5. Shyntesis and cytotoxicity evaluation in vitro of new compounds with hybrid structures of 8-flavoneacetic acid and quinolones; Sintesis y evaluacion citotoxica in vitro de nuevos compuestos con estructuras hibridas del acido 8-flavonacetico quinolonas

    Biaa, M.F.; Castellano, J.M.; Emling, F.; Schlick, E. [Knoll, S.a., Madrid (Spain)


    Using the structural similarity between 8-flavoneacetic acid the antitumor quinolones, we have prepared some hybrid compounds on both systems and studied their cytotoxicity. None of the sinthesized compounds have shown sufficient interest for further development. 33 refs.

  6. Composición molecular de acidos humicos evaluada mediante pirólisis -cromatografia de gases- masas e hidrólisis térmica asistida y metilación, en suelos altoandinos – colombia

    Claudia Martinez; Isabel Bravo; Francisco Martin


    Se determinó la composición  molecular de ácidos húmicos (AH), extraídos del horizonte A de suelos altoandinos, Colombia dedicados a tres usos: bosque primario, cultivo y pastura. Los AH se obtuvieron mediante extracción secuencial de la materia orgánica humificada (MOH) con soluciones de tetraborato, pirofosfato e hidróxido de sodio (0,1N), y fueron purificados por diferentes procesos analíticos. Su composición molecular se determinó  por Py-GC/MS y THMA. Los diferentes productos de la pirol...

  7. Obtention and characterization of acrylic acid-i-polyethylene organometallic copolymers with Mo, Fe, Co, Zn, and Ni; Obtencion y caracterizacion de copolimeros organometalicos de acido acrilico-i-polietileno, con Mo, Fe, Co, Zn y Ni

    Dorantes, G.; Urena, F.; Lopez, R. [Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Lopez, R. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico (Mexico)


    In this study a graft acrylic acid (AA) in low density polyethylene (PEBD) copolymers were prepared, using as reaction initiator, gamma radiation at different doses. These copolymers were coordinated with molybdenum, cobalt, iron, zinc and nickel. the obtained polymeric materials were characterized by conventional analysis techniques. It was studied the measurement parameter variation of the positron annihilation when they inter activated with this type of materials and so obtaining information about microstructure of these polymers. (Author)

  8. Modificacion del Valor Nutrimental de Acidos Grasos en Semilla de la Halofita Salicornia bigelovii Torr. con la Interaccion de Bacterias Promotoras del Crecimiento de Plantas (Azospirillum halopraeferens y Klebsiella pneumoniae)

    Edgar Omar Rueda Puente; Enrique Troyo Dieguez; Thelma Castellanos Cervantes; Bernardo Murillo-Amador; Bertha Olivia Arredondo Vega; Jose Luis Díaz de Leon Alvarez; Mario Antonio Tarazon Herrera


    Una especie vegetal a gran escala se presenta como una alternativa para la producción de ácidos grasos esenciales en nutrición humana por lo que su composición de ácidos grasos cobra especial importancia. Salicornia bigelovii una halófita que se desarrolla en ambientes áridos y costeros como las del estado de Sonora y de la península de Baja California Sur, México, presenta ser una especie alternativa en la producción de aceites comestibles. La fijación de N2 por bacterias asociadas con raíce...

  9. Estabilidad oxidativa y calidad sensorial de carne de pollo enriquecida con acidos grasos n-3 proveniente de fuentes de origen vegetal y animal, protegida con vitamina E y selenio orgánico.



    [EN] Despite people attitudes concerning healthy eating, western diets still show a low intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). Among Argentinean people the consumption of fish meat is relatively poor, being beef and chicken meat their main sources of protein. A viable way of increasing the consumption of n-3 PUFA is to raise the intake of products enriched with them. Chicken meat is rated in second place in the consumption of meat in Argentina. This meat, like others, is a nutrit...

  10. Bioethanol production by cashew apple bagasse (Anacardium occidentale L.): comparison of acid diluted and alkali pre-treatments; Producao de bioetanol a partir da fibra do caju (Anacardium occidentale L.): comparacao entre o pre-tratamento acido e alcalino

    Rodrigues, Tigressa H.S.; Pinheiro, Alvaro D.T.; Goncalves, Luciana R.B. [Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil); Rocha, Maria V.P.; Macedo, Gorete R. de [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil)


    Due to the growing environmental awareness on the negative impact resulting from utilization of fossil fuels, and in the search for renewable energy sources, biofuels' interest as Bioethanol has rapidly expanded recently. In this context, lignocellulosic compounds have become center of attention as an abundant and economic alternative source of carbohydrates for ethanol production. In this study, cashew's bagasse acid hydrolysis was initially studied for glucose synthesis and its fermentation towards ethanol production. Sulfuric acid concentration, solids concentration and time were some of the factors evaluated. The highest glucose productivity value (162,9 mg.g de bagaco{sup -1}) , was obtained for 0,6 mol.L{sup -1} of sulfuric acid in an autoclave at 121 deg C for 15 min. For the fermentation of the hydrolyzed material by S. cerevisiae containing 16 {+-} 2,0 g.L{sup -1} of glucose metabolic, the yield and productivity obtained were 0,63 g-g glucose{sup -1} and 1,43 g.L{sup -1}h{sup -1} respectively. Ethanol concentration after 6 h of fermentation of this hydrolyzed was 11 g.L{sup -1}. In the best conditions of acid hydrolysis, a second pre-treatment with diluted sulfuric acid was performed to evaluate availability of hemicelluloses at 160 deg C and 180 deg C. For comparative purposes, alkali pre-treatment was evaluated under the conditions of 0,6 mol.L{sup -1}, 30% p/v of bagasse thermically treated at 121 deg C for 15 minutes. However, concentration of sugars was not sufficient for fermentation. Also, nitrogen supplementation of the hydrolyzed fraction did not influence significantly ethanol production. The results demonstrate that the hydrolyzed fraction from the acid pre-treatment of cashew's bagasse could be utilized for ethanol production. (author)

  11. Modified montmorillonite as a heterogeneous catalyst in (m)ethyl esterification reaction of lauric acid; Montmorilonita modificada como catalisador heterogeneo em reacoes de esterificacao (M)etilica de acido laurico

    Zatta, Leandro; Nepel, Angelita; Barison, Andersson; Wypych, Fernando, E-mail: [Departamento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR), Curitiba , PR (Brazil)


    Montmorillonite was modified with zirconium polyoxycations in the presence of ammonium sulphate. The material was characterized and used as a catalyst in the esterification of lauric acid, the reactions being accompanied by 2{sup 3} factorial design. Conversions of up to 95.33 and 83.35% were observed for the methyl and ethyl esterification reactions respectively, proving superior to results obtained by thermal conversion. The material was submitted to three reaction cycles and similar conversions were observed, indicating the catalyst is not significantly deactivated after reuse. The catalyst was also tested under reflux conditions, yielding a maximum conversion of 36.86%. (author)

  12. Evaluation of gamma irradiation effects on carotenoids, ascorbic acid and sugar contents of buriti fruit (Mauritia flexuosa L.); Avaliacao dos efeitos da radiacao gama nos teores de carotenoides, acido ascorbico e acucares do fruto Buriti do Brejo (Mauritia flexuosa L.)

    Lima, Antonio Luis dos Santos [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Quimica, Quimica Organica e de Produtos Naturais], e-mail:; Lima, Keila dos Santos Cople; Silva, Jaqueline Michele [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Nuclear. Irradiacao de Alimentos], e-mail:, e-mail:; Coelho, Maysa Joppert [Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Secao de Engenharia Nuclear. Engenharia Ambiental], e-mail:; Godoy, Ronoel Luiz de Oliveira [EMBRAPA Agroindustria de Alimentos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Cromatografia Liquida, Quimica Organica e de Produtos Naturais], e-mail:; Pacheco, Sidney [EMBRAPA Agroindustria de Alimentos, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. de Cromatografia Liquida, Ciencia e Tecnologia de Alimentos], e-mail:


    Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa L.), a typical fruit from the Northeast and Center-West Amazon of Brazil, is used in many regional dishes. It is considered an excellent source of carotenoids that are A vitamin precursors, showing a majority of beta-carotene. It also presents ascorbic acid and sugar contents. Many studies have indicated that the lack of A vitamin is the main cause of night blindness and xerophthalmia. Also, ascorbic acid deficiency may cause scorbutic disease. The use of food irradiation is growing and represents an economic benefit to agriculture through the reduction of post-harvesting losses while maintaining food nutritional quality. In this study, buriti in natura was treated with gamma irradiation with doses of 0.5 kGy and 1.0 kGy. The objective was to evaluate the irradiation effects on total carotenoids, ascorbic acid and sugars concentrations of buriti. The fruit was evaluated through the total carotenoids analysis, by spectrophotometry, and the carotenoids (alpha and beta-carotene and lutein), ascorbic acid and sugars were determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The results showed that buriti is an excellent source of total carotenoids (44600 {mu}g/100 g). The irradiation of buriti with the dose of 0.5 kGy did not significantly change carotenoids and sugars contents. However, there was a reduction of ascorbic acid concentration with an increase of the dose, which may have been caused by irradiation or by intrinsic and extrinsic factors that alter ascorbic acid stability in food, converting ascorbic to dehydroascorbic acid, while keeping the C vitamin active form. (author)

  13. Gamma radiation effects at color, antioxidant capacity and fatty acid profile in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.); Efeitos da radiacao gama na cor, capacidade antioxidante e perfil de acidos graxos em amendoim (Arachis hypogaea L.)

    Camargo, Adriano Costa de; Canniatti-Brazaca, Solange Guidolin; Mansi, Debora Niero; Domingues, Maria Antonia Calori [Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Agroindustria, Alimentos e Nutricao; Arthur, Valter, E-mail: arthur@cena.usp.b [Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (CENA/USP), Piracicaba, SP (Brazil)


    Irradiation is efficient at extinction fungi contamination in peanuts. Peanuts have high biologic value protein, minerals, vitamin E, complex B, and high concentration of lipids. The objective of this research is to evaluate the gamma irradiation effect on color, total phenolic, antioxidant activity, and fatty acid profile in peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Cultivars IAC-Tatu ST and IAC-Runner 886 were submitted to gamma radiation with doses of 5.0; 7.5; 10.0, and 15.0 kGy and storage at room temperature. There was no significant difference in the color of IAC-Tatu ST. However, significant difference was found in the luminosity and Chroma in IAC-Runner 886. Total fenolics differed from the control with 33.27 mg.g{sup -1} and treatment dose of 10.0 kGy with 58.60 mg.g{sup -1} in IAC-Tatu ST. This parameter not had significant difference in IAC-Runner 886 and the control with 51.59 mg.g{sup -1}. The antioxidant activity did not present significant difference with a dose of 10.0 kGy, recommended for the elimination of fungi in peanuts. The dose of 10.0 kGy showed a decrease in saturated fatty acids, increase in unsaturated fatty acids, and an increase in linolleic acid. The oleic/linoleic relation decreased justifying further research correlating storage and oxidative stability. (author)

  14. Modification of zirconium diphosphate with salicylic acid and its effect on the uranium (Vi) sorption; Modificacion del difosfato de circonio con acido salicilico y su efecto sobre la sorcion de uranio (VI)

    Almazan T, M. G.; Garcia G, N. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Simoni, E., E-mail: [Universidad Paris Sud, Instituto de Fisica Nuclear, Georges Clemenceau No. 15, Orsay (France)


    The surface of zirconium diphosphate (ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}) was modified with salicylic acid and its effect was evaluated on the uranium (Vi) sorption. The modified surface of the material was analyzed with different analytical techniques among which are included the atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. This analysis allowed showing that the salicylic acid is being held on the surface of the zirconium diphosphate. The reactivity of modified zirconium diphosphate compared with uranium (Vi) was investigated using the classical method of batch sorption. The analysis of sorption isotherms shows that the salicylic acid has an important effect in the uranium (Vi) sorption. According to the study conducted, the interaction among the uranium (Vi) and the surface of zirconium diphosphate modified with the salicylic acid most likely leads to the complexes formation of binary (U(Vi)/ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}) and ternary (U(Vi)/salicylate/ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}) surface. (Author)

  15. Influence of the temperature in the uranyl sorption in zirconium diphosphate modified with salicylic acid; Influencia de la temperatura en la sorcion de uranilo en difosfato de circonio modificado con acido salicilico

    Garcia G, N.; Solis C, D. A. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Facultad de Quimica, Paseo Colon y Paseo Tollocan s/n, 50000 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Ordonez R, E., E-mail: [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (MX)


    In this work the experimental conditions were established to evaluate the uranium (Vi) sorption to 20 and 40 C on the surface of the zirconium diphosphate (ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}) modified with a solution of salicylic acid 0.1 M. The modification of the ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7} was produced during the hydrate process, taking advantage that these are formed complexes between the carboxyl and hydroxyl groups of salicylic acid and amphoteric species of the interface solid/liquid. The method is used by lots to elaborate the isotherms that explain the behavior of this sorption in different ph conditions and temperature, the quantity of the uranium reaction is analyzed with the fluorescence technique. The results indicated that in the temperature increases the uranium sorption on the material and is more efficient to low ph values. (Author)

  16. Poderá o carrapato transmitir a lepra?: isolamento e cultura dum bacilo acido-álcool resistente de sedimento de "Amblyomma cajennense" capturado em leproso: 2ª nota May ticks transmit leprosy?: Second Note

    H. C. Souza-Araujo


    Full Text Available In this 2nd note upon the possibility of transmission of human leprosy by ticks, the A. relates his stepps to obtain the collaboration of his colleagues working in leprosaria in various States of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in such studies. Firstly the A. describes the positive results of examination of sediment of ticks, the cattle tick Boophilus microplus (Canestrini, 1888, received from Paraná (Leprosário São Roque , which were put on active lepers, two of them sucking during 9 days and one during 7 days. Two out of three were killed for examination and were very strongly positive for acid-fast bacilli. A series of tubes of Loewenstein medium was smeared with the sediment of such ticks. Secondly the A. relates his personnal experiment, carried out in Rio de Janeiro, trying to infect normal ticks in lepers. The experiment with Boophilus microplus was negative and was twicely positive the experiment with Amblyomma cajennense Fabricius, 1794. The experiment is being in progress and will be continued in other places of Brazil. Finally, after being given the general characteristics of Boophilus microplus, the A. describes the non-chromogenic culture of a acid-fast bacillus isolated by him from sediment of ticks (Amblyomma cajennense captured in lepers from Colônia Santa Isabel (Minas gerais, which parasitism was spontaneous. The first isolation was obtained in Loewenstein medium after 62 days incubation at 37°C. The culture is pure and the bacillus is permanent acid-fast. The plate1, in full color, represents this culture in its four generations. The colonies are pearl-white in color, dry, elevated and rough, developing slowly and beginning as white pinhead points scattered upon the surface of the medium. The culture is not yet rich enough to be inoculated into laboratory animals, which will be done when possible.

  17. Study of stability of humic acids from soil and peat irradiated by gamma rays; Estudo da estabilidade de acidos humicos extraidos de solo e turfa, frente a radiacao ionizante gama

    Silva, Wilson Tadeu Lopes da


    Humic acids samples (one deriving from a sedimentary soil and other from a peat), in aqueous media, were irradiated with gamma rays, in doses of 10, 50 and 100 kGy, in order to understand their chemical behavior after the irradiation. The material, before and after irradiation, was analyzed by Elemental Analysis, Functional Groups (carboxylic acids and phenols), UV/Vis Spectroscopy (E{sub 4}/E{sub 6} ratio), IR spectroscopy, CO{sub 2} content and Gel permeation Chromatography (GPC) ). The Elemental Analysis showed the humic acid derived from a peat had a most percentage quantity of Carbon and Hydrogen than the material from a sedimentary soil. From the UV/Vis Spectroscopy, it was observed a decrease of E{sub 4}/E{sub 6} ratio with an increase of the applied dose. The data from GPC are in agreement with this. The results showed that the molecular weight of the material increased by exposing it to a larger radiolitical dose. The peat material was less affected by the gamma radiation than the soil material. The carboxylic groups were responsible by radiochemical behavior of the material. (author)

  18. Exhaust lead-acid batteries recycling as a tool of the environmental protection policy. Energy, environmental and economic issues; Il riciclaggio delle batterie al piombo-acido esauste come strumento della politica di salvaguardia ambiental. Aspetti energetici, ambientali ed economici

    Picini, P.; Battista, A. [ENEA, Divisione Caratterizzazione dell' Ambiente e del Territorio, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, S. Maria di Galeria, RM (Italy)


    Lead is an heavy metal that has a major impact on human health and his removal from the environment is an important action for its protection. The aim of the present work is to provide a framework of the Italian lead recycling with respect to the economic and environmental aspects of COBAT activities (COBAT is the Mandatory Consortium to collect and recycle the exhaust lead-acid batteries and lead wastes). In order to better understand the context in which COBAT works, some statistical data on the lead production, consumption and end uses in Italy and in the world are provided. An estimate of the energy consumptions and the environmental impact related to Italian lead production was also carried out. [Italian] Il piombo e' uno dei metalli pesanti a maggiore impatto ambientale e sanitario e la sua rimozione dall'ambiente costituisce un'importante azione di protezione e tutela della salute umana. Lo scopo del presente lavoro e' quello di fornire un quadro di riferimento relativo al riciclaggio del piombo in Italia evidenziandone gli aspetti ambientali ed economici in relazione alle attivita' condotte dal COBAT (Consorzio Obbligatorio delle Batterie Esauste e dei rifiuti piombosi). In tal senso, per disporre di una visione piu' completa del contesto in cui si inserisce l'attivita' del Consorzio, vengono forniti alcuni dati di carattere statistico sulla produzione, sul consumo e sugli utilizzi del piombo in Italia e nel mondo e viene effettuata una stima dei consumi energetici e dell'impianto ambientale associati alla produzione di piombo nazionale.

  19. Modificacion del Valor Nutrimental de Acidos Grasos en Semilla de la Halofita Salicornia bigelovii Torr. con la Interaccion de Bacterias Promotoras del Crecimiento de Plantas (Azospirillum halopraeferens y Klebsiella pneumoniae

    Edgar Omar Rueda Puente


    Full Text Available Una especie vegetal a gran escala se presenta como una alternativa para la producción de ácidos grasos esenciales en nutrición humana por lo que su composición de ácidos grasos cobra especial importancia. Salicornia bigelovii una halófita que se desarrolla en ambientes áridos y costeros como las del estado de Sonora y de la península de Baja California Sur, México, presenta ser una especie alternativa en la producción de aceites comestibles. La fijación de N2 por bacterias asociadas con raíces de Salicornia bigelovii y halófitas similares son una fuente importante de nitrógeno disponible en ecosistemas costeros. La inoculación de Klebsiella pneumoniae y Azospirillum halopraeferens fue evaluada durante el desarrollo vegetativo de Salicornia bigelovii bajo condiciones de campo en dos genotipos (genotipo silvestre y cv. SOS-10, afectando positivamente variables como peso, longitud de plantas, rendimientos de producción y características bioquímicas como proteína total, ceniza, y contenido de lípidos totales en semilla producida. Nuestros resultados sugieren que ambos genotipos de S. bigelovii, bajo las condiciones de campo empleadas, pueden ser mejorados con la aplicación de K. pneumoniae y A. halopraeferens, mostrando una utilidad potencial para productores agrícolas de zonas semiáridas costeras.

  20. The elution of erbium from a cation exchanger bed by means of the N-hydroxyethyl-ethylene-diamine triacetic acid; Mecanismo de la elucion del erbio en un cambiador cationico con el acido n-hidroxietil-etilen-diamono-triacetico

    Amer Amezaga, S.


    A physicochemical study of the phenomena resulting when erbium is eluted from a cation-exchanger bed at a steady by means of the N-hydroxyethyl-ethylene-diamine-triacetic acid (HEDTA) is made. Two different retaining beds are used, a hydrogen bed, in which no ammonium passes through, and a zinc bed, which leaks ammonium ion. Good agreement between experimental and calculated values by using the equations deduced for the concentrations of the main species has been achieved, with errors around 1-2% in most of the experiments. (Author) 69 refs.

  1. Crystal structure of ATVORF273, a new fold for a thermo- and acido-stable protein from the Acidianus two-tailed virus

    Felisberto-Rodrigues, Catarina; Blangy, Stéphanie; Goulet, Adeline; Vestergaard, Gisle Alberg; Cambillau, Christian; Garrett, Roger Antony; Ortiz-Lombardía, Miguel


    Acidianus two-tailed virus (ATV) infects crenarchaea of the genus Acidianus living in terrestrial thermal springs at extremely high temperatures and low pH. ATV is a member of the Bicaudaviridae virus family and undergoes extra-cellular development of two tails, a process that is unique in the...... tetramer, computed from small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) data. The crystal structure has properties typical of hyperthermostable proteins, including a relatively high number of salt bridges. However, the protein also exhibits flexible loops and surface pockets. Remarkably, ATV[Formula: see text...

  2. Resistencia a la insulina inducida por acidos grasos en células de músculo esquelético L6E9: papel de la carnitina palmitoiltransferasa I (CPT-I)

    Sebastián Muñoz, David


    La resistencia a la insulina es un estado patológico que se define como la incapacidad del organismo de responder normalmente a las acciones de la insulina. Este estado está ligado a la obesidad, al estilo sedentario de vida y es responsable en gran medida de la aparición de la diabetes de tipo 2. Aunque tradicionalmente el estudio de esta patología se había centrado en el metabolismo de carbohidratos, en las últimas décadas se ha producido un cambio hacia el estudio del metabolismo de ácidos...

  3. Un nuevo Método para Mejorar el Proceso de Producción de Acido Bórico A New Method to Improve the Production Process of Boric Acid

    Orlando J Domínguez


    Full Text Available En este trabajo se propone una modificación al proceso tradicional para obtener ácido bórico, con el agregado fraccionado del ácido lixiviante, para lograr un producto altamente soluble, como el pentaborato de sodio. Con esto se consigue la disolución del mineral en frío con menor cantidad de reactivo lixiviante, ahorrando así energía. Al líquido clarificado se le disminuye el pH logrando así la precipitación del ácido bórico. La ganga se agota con diferentes etapas de precipitación y filtración, con sus consiguientes lavados, mejorando el rendimiento del proceso. El ácido bórico producido presenta características, tales como textura y pureza, comparables con el obtenido por los procesos tradicionales.This paper proposes a modification to the traditional process for obtaining boric acid with the addition of acid leaching split, to get a highly soluble product, as sodium pentaborate. In this way the mineral can be dissolved without heating, decreasing the amount of leaching reagent, thus saving energy. The pH of the clarified liquid is decreased leading to the precipitation of boric acid. The gangue runs out at different stages of precipitation and filtration, with its successive washes, improving process performance. The produced boric acid has characteristics, such as texture and purity, comparable with that obtained by traditional processes.

  4. Polymeric blends from post-consumer PET and polyester becoming of glycerol and phthalic acid; Misturas polimericas a partir do PET pos-consumo e poliesteres derivados do gliceraol e acido ftalico

    Miranda, C.S.; Brioude, M.; Fiuza, R.P.; Luporini, S.; Carvalho, R.F.; Jose, N.M., E-mail: [Universidade Federal da Bahia (GECIM/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Grupo de Energia e Ciencias dos Materiais


    Preparation of physical mixture or polymer blends is a very important method to obtain a final product with excellent balance of properties, where one component can compensate for the poor property of another, and is often a modified low cost compared to development and synthesis of a new polymer. PET has become a major waste of post-consumer plastics and aiming to remedy this problem, this work aims to obtain blends from recycled PET and polyesters derived from glycerol and phthalic acid. The material with higher proportion of PET showed better thermal properties, observed by TGA and DSC, with a similar profile of pure PET. In XRD analysis showed a semicrystalline, while the SEM is a smooth surface on all materials, characteristic of pure polyester. The ratio of 50% its surface showed a probable immiscibility of polymers. (author)

  5. Synthesis and characterization of chitosan-graft-poly(acrylic acid)/rice husk ash hydrogels composites; Sintese e caracterizacao de hidrogeis compositos de cinza da casca de arroz e quitosana enxertada com poli(acido acrilico)

    Rodrigues, Francisco H.A. [Universidade Estadual Vale do Acarau - UVA, Sobral, CE (Brazil); Lopes, Gabriel V.; Pereira, Antonio G.B.; Fajardo, Andre R.; Muniz, Edvani C. [Universidade Estadual de Maringa - UEM, PR (Brazil)


    According to environmental concerns, super absorbent hydrogel composites were synthesized based on rice husk ash (RHA), an industrial waste, and Chitosan-graft-poly(acrylic acid). The WAXS and FTIR data confirmed the syntheses of hydrogel composites. The effect of crystalline or amorphous RHA on water uptake was investigated. It was found that the RHA in crystalline form induces higher water capacity (W{sub eq}) of composites hydrogels due to the fact that the intra-interactions among silanol groups on RHA make available new sites in the polymer matrix, which could interact to water. (author)

  6. Chemical characterization of composites developed from glycerol and dicarboxylic acids rein forced with piassava fiber; Caracterizacao quimica de compositos desenvolvidos a partir do glicerol e acidos dicarboxilicos reforcados com fibra de piacava

    Miranda, Cleidiene S.; Oliveira, Jamerson C.; Guimaraes, Danilo H.; Jose, Nadia M., E-mail: [Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Quimica, GECIM - Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia Quimica, Salvador, BA (Brazil); Carvalho, Ricardo F. [Universidade Federal da Bahia, Escola Politecnica, Mestrado em Engenharia Ambiental Urbana, Salvador, BA (Brazil)


    In search of alternative technologies that enable the use of products with lower environmental impact, This study aims to develop a composite polymer-based piassava fiber. The sludge, waste and byproduct of commercial uses currently being used as reinforcement in polymer matrices, due to presence of lignocellulosic materials. The matrix polymer used was synthesized from glycerol with dicarboxylic acids, in order to open future perspectives on the use of glycerin generated from purified biodiesel production plastics. Composites with 2, 5, 10 wt% of piassava fiber cut into 5 mm raw and treated were obtained a mixture of solution. The materials were characterized by TGA, DSC, XRD and SEM. It was observed that the material under study is promising for the industrial market, because it has good compatibility with natural fibers allowing wider application of fiber natural and glycerol, producing semicrystalline composites and with good thermal properties. (author)

  7. Morphology and thermal degradation study of poly(lactic acid)/synthetic mica composites; Estudo da morfologia e da degradacao termica de compositos de poli(acido latico)/mica sintetica organofilica

    Souza, D.H.S.; Dias, M.L., E-mail: diegosaboya@ima.ufrj.b [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IMA/UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Macromoleculas Professora Eloisa Mano


    Poly(lactic acid) (PLA)/synthetic mica composites has been little studied in the literature. In this work, an organophilic synthetic mica was used to prepare PLA nanocomposites. The composites were obtained at an internal mixer containing 3, 5, 7 and 10 wt% of mica. The materials were analyzed by x-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis and gel permeation chromatography. (author)

  8. Esterification of fatty acids using sulfated zirconia and composites activated carbon/sulfated zirconia catalysts; Esterificacao de acidos graxos utilizando zirconia sulfatada e compositos carvao ativado/zirconia sulfatada como catalisadores

    Brum, Sarah S.; Santos, Valeria C. dos; Destro, Priscila; Guerreiro, Mario Cesar [Universidade Federal de Lavras, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica


    In this work sulfated zirconia (SZr) and activated carbon/SZr composites produced by impregnation method with or without heating treatment step (CABC/SZr-I and CABC/SZr-I SC) and by the method of synthesis of SZr on the carbon (CABC/SZr-S) was used as catalysts in the esterification reactions of fatty acids. The SZr presented very active, conversions higher than 90% were obtained after 2 h of reaction. The activity of the composite CABC/SZr-I20%SC was up to 92%, however, this was directly related to time and temperature reactions. CABC/SZr-I and CABC/SZr-S were less active in esterification reactions, what could be attributed to its low acidity. (author)

  9. Mechanical performance evaluation of bionanocomposites with polymeric matrix of poly(lactic acid)-PLA and organo clay; Avaliacao do comprtamento mecanico de bionanocompositos com patriz polimerica de poli(acido latico)-PLA e argila organofilica

    Cavalcanti, Shirley N.; Melo, Tomas J.A. de; Araujo, Edcleide M.; Oliveira, Akidauana D.A.; Lima, Jessica C.C., E-mail: [Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - UFCG - Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais, Campina Grande, PB (Brazil)


    The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of ethylene/methyl acrylate (EMA) and ethylene/glycidyl methacrylate (E-GMA) copolymers and organoclay on the mechanical properties of polymer PLA-poly (lactic acid), from the system PLA / organoclay. The clay was organophilized with the ionic surfactant praepagem and the mixtures were prepared in a modular twin screw extruder. The behavior of bionanocomposites was evaluated by tensile and impact tests. The results of FTIR and DR-X indicated that the process was efficient organophilization. The mechanical properties showed that the elastic modulus and tensile strength of bionanocomposites obtained decreased compared to PLA. On the other hand there was a gain for resistance to impact, for all systems except for system PLA/OMMT. (author)

  10. Influence of acids composition in the properties of poly(glycerol citrate-co-adipate); Influencia da composicao dos acidos nas propriedades do poli(glicerol citrato-co-adipato)

    Brioude, M.M.; Pereira, R.; Fiuza, R.P.; Jose, N.M., E-mail: [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica


    Synthetic polymers are highly resistant to degradation, being one of the greatest responsible for environment pollution. Consequently, an increase in biodegradable polymers research and development is happening. In this work we propose the synthesis and characterization of polyesters potentially biodegradable using glycerol, citric acid (CA) and adipic acid (AD). The polyesters were prepared by adding the reactants in molar ratio between glycerol:acids (1:1,5), but changing the acids ratio. The system was heated to 150-160 deg C, under nitrogen atmosphere and magnetic stirring, without catalyst adding. The samples were characterized by TGA, DSC, FTIR, XRD e SEM. The results show that the polymers prepared are amorphous polyesters, with two thermal events in 250 deg C and 450 deg C and the surfaces presents smooth and rough regions refers to bonds between glycerol and CA or AD, respectively. (author)

  11. Preparation and characterization of polymer blends based on recycled PET and polyester derived by terephthalic acid; Preparacao e caracterizacao de blendas polimericas a base de PET reciclado e poliester derivado do acido tereftalico

    Ohara, L.; Miranda, C.S.; Fiuza, R.P.; Luporini, S.; Carvalho, R.F.; Jose, N.M., E-mail: [Universidade Federal da Bahia (GECIM/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Grupo de Energia e Ciencias dos Materiais


    Environmentally friendly materials, made from industrial waste, are being increasingly used as a solution to the growing amount of waste generated by society, but also as a cheaper alternative to replace conventional materials for use in construction. In this work were investigated the properties of polymer blends based on recycled PET and a polyester derived from terephthalic acid and glycerin, a co-product of biodiesel. The samples were characterized by XRD, TGA, DSC, FTIR and SEM. The polyester synthesized showed a degradation event near 300 deg C. The blends with higher ratio of PET showed thermal behavior similar to pure PET. The X-ray diffraction showed that the polymer blends are semicrystalline materials. The micrographs presents the presence of a smooth surface, indicating the possibility of miscibility between the arrays. Therefore, the blending makes possible the fabrication of low-cost materials with applications in several areas. (author)

  12. Effect of niobium addition to the Fe-17% Cr alloy on the resistance to generalized corrosion in sulfuric acid; Efeito da adicao de niobio a liga Fe-17% Cr sobre a resistencia a corrosao generalizada em acido sulfurico

    Alonso, Neusa; Wolynec, Stephan


    The aim of present work was to investigate the influence of Nb upon the corrosion resistance to o.5 M H2 SO{sub 4} cf 17% Cr ferritic stainless steels, to which it was added in amounts larger than those necessary for the stabilization of interstitial elements. The performance of Fe-17% Cr alloys containing 0.31%, 0.58%, 1.,62% Nb was compared to that of two other Fe-17% Cr alloys containing 0.31%, 0.58% and 1.62% Nb was compared to that of two other Fe-175 Cr alloys, one without additions and another containing 0.93% Nb. Through weight and electrochemical measurements and through morphologic examination of corroded surface it was found that in o.5 M H{sub 2} SO{sub 4} solution the corrosion of these alloys, with the exception of that containing molybdenum, products in two different stages. In the first stage (up to about 60 minutes) the rate practically does not change with time, the lower rates being displayed by alloys containing larger mounts of Nb. In the second stage (for immersion times larger than 60 minutes) the corrosion rate increases with time. the corrosion rate of Mo containing alloy is constant with time so that for longer immersion times this alloy becomes the most resistant. The first stage was discussed in terms of electromechanical properties of Nb and its ability to combine with steel impurities, while the second stage was considered as affected by corrosion products formed on the surface of these alloys after certain time of immersion. (author) 24 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  13. Influence of several non ferrous metals in the treatment of residual liquors from sulfuric acid picking processes. Influencia de diversos metales no ferreos en el tratamiento de lejias residuales de decapado con acido sulfurico

    Negro, C.; Gonzalez, A.; Latorre, R.; Dufour, J.; Formoso, A.; Lopez-Mateos, F. (Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica. Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain))


    In the oxiprecipitation of waste liquors from sulfuric picking processes several kinds of ferrous oxides and oxihydroxides are obtained which can be used like raw materials for the chemical industry. Generally, in this process different mixtures of then are obtained and only in the most drastic conditions, pure products can be obtained. The presence of non-ferrous metals catalyzes and modifies the mechanism of the reaction, yielding pure products. The aim of this work is to determine the influence of Cu(II), Al(III), Zn(II) and Mo(VI) on the oxiprecipitation of residual liquors from sulfuric acid picking processes, selecting the most favorable operation conditions at which it is possible to obtain products for industrial applications. (Author) 20 refs.

  14. Influence of zeolite treated with sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide on the coagulation-flocculation process of drainage. Influencia de la zeolita tratada con acido sulfurico y con hidroxido de sodio en el proceso de coagulacion floculacion en aguas superficiales

    Gutierrez Duque, M.; Herrera Vasconcelos, T.; Laria Piedra, N.


    The present paper has had as objective the treatment of natural zeolite from Tasajera with sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide (residuals acid and basic from the regeneration of cationic and anionic resins of the ''Otto Parallada'' thermoelectric plant) at different times and concentrations, with a further comparison and testing of the effectiveness of the obtained zeolite in respect to the natural one as a coadyuvant of the coagulation-flocculation process in the treatment of superficial water. (Author)

  15. Evaluation of the physicochemical properties of structured materials: metallic, polymeric and ceramic, for the treatment of sour gases; Evaluacion de las propiedades fisicoquimicas de materiales estructurados: metalico, polimerico y ceramico, para el tratamiento de gases acidos

    Salazar, A.; Chavez, R. H. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Olea, O.; Solis, D., E-mail: [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Facultad de Quimica, Cerro de Coatepec s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, 50100 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)


    in this work the physicochemical properties of three structured materials: metallic, polymeric and ceramic, from Sulzer Brothers Limited brand, are studied in order to removal sour gases, by absorption process, in aqueous solution of Monoethanolamine (Mea), at 30% weight. Mechanical properties, chemical composition, morphology and corrosion resistance were determined, using different characterization techniques, such as: 1) mechanically, according to standard procedures Astm E-384-1990, 2) chemically, by the corrosion resistance in the presence of an electrochemical cell, in aqueous solution of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, 1 N by Astm G-5-1999, 3) morphologically by scanning electron microscopy technique, and 4) efficiency of separation, by the gas chromatography technique in order to determine the chemical absorption of CO{sub 2} by Mea. The ceramic material was the hardest with 700 Hk value and tensile strength of 90 MPa, likewise showed resistance to corrosion of 10.28 m py, separation efficiency of 74% CO{sub 2}, at 10 minutes. The metallic material had a hardness of 190 Hk and it was the most resistant of tension, with 831 MPa, and corrosion resistance of 780.4 x 10{sup -6} m py, likewise promoted CO{sub 2} separation efficiency of 90% during the evaluation. The polymeric material presented hardness of 20 Hk and 35 MPa and it was not suffered surface change with electrochemical attack, with 282.4 x 10{sup -6} m py, and separation efficiency of 88%. Therefore the polymer was the most ductile, with smooth surface and greater resistance with H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}. The metal material was more resistant to plastic deformation and more corrugated surface and the second resistance in the presence of acid medium in aqueous solutions. For all the above, the metallic material is recommended by its greater separation in the reduction of acid gases and the polymer due to its greater chemical resistance. (Author)

  16. Obtention of Samarium and Gadolinium concentrates by solvent extraction using mono-2-ethylhexyl ester of 2-ethylhexyl phosphonic acid; Obtencao de concentrados de samario e gadolinio via extracao por solventes com o ester mono-2-etilhexil do acido 2-etilhexilfosfonico

    Miranda Junior, Pedro


    The rare earth chlorides solution employed in this study, which is constituted by medium and heavy fractions, is derived from monazite processing accomplished by NUCLEMON-Mineroquimica (SP). This solution shows an acidity about 1.18 M and 189 g/L of rare earth oxides, containing as main constituents: Sm(34.55%), Gd(23.85%), Dy (6.82%), and Y (24.45%). It was used, as organic phase, 2-ethylhexyl phosphonic acid, mono-2-ethylhexylester diluted to 1 M in isododecane. (author)

  17. Impregnation of 12-tungstophosphoric acid on silica - part I: determination of impregnation parameters, characterization and evaluation of catalytic activity; Impregnacao do acido 12-fosfotungstico em silica - parte I: determinacao de parametros de impregnacao, caracterizacao e avaliacao da atividade catalitica

    Scroccaro, Karine Isabel; Tanobe, Valcineide Oliveira de Andrade; Cocco, Lilian Cristina; Yamamoto, Carlos Itsuo, E-mail: [Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Centro Politecnico. Dept. de Engenharia Quimica; Wypych, Fernando [Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Centro Politecnico. Dept. de Quimica


    Catalyst based on Kegging-type heteropolyacids (H{sub 3}PW{sub 12}O{sub 40} - HPA), supported on SiO{sub 2} (H{sub 3}PW), were prepared by the impregnation method under different thermal treatment conditions. The materials were characterized by different instrumental techniques and used as catalysts in the methyl esterification reactions of stearic acid. Using the catalyst with 15% of HPA, conversions higher than 60% were obtained after 2 h of reaction at 65 deg C. Recovery studies using hot-filtration with ethanol at 75 deg C showed satisfactory activity for two additional reaction cycles. (author)

  18. Biosynthetic origin of acetic acid using SNIF-NMR; Determinacao da origem biossintetica de acido acetico atraves da tecnica 'Site Specific Natural Isotopic Fractionation Studied by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (SNIF-NMR)'

    Boffo, Elisangela Fabiana; Ferreira, Antonio Gilberto [Sao Carlos Univ., SP (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail:


    The main purpose of this work is to describe the use of the technique Site-Specific Natural Isotopic Fractionation of hydrogen (SNIF-NMR), using {sup 2}H and {sup 1}H NMR spectroscopy, to investigate the biosynthetic origin of acetic acid in commercial samples of Brazilian vinegar. This method is based on the deuterium to hydrogen ratio at a specific position (methyl group) of acetic acitained by fermentation, through different biosynthetic mechanisms, which result in different isotopic ratios. We measured the isotopic ratio of vinegars obtained through C{sub 3}, C{sub 4}, and CAM biosynthetic mechanisms, blends of C{sub 3} and C{sub 4} (agrins) and synthetic acetic acid. (author)


    Claudia Martinez


    Full Text Available Se determinó la composición  molecular de ácidos húmicos (AH, extraídos del horizonte A de suelos altoandinos, Colombia dedicados a tres usos: bosque primario, cultivo y pastura. Los AH se obtuvieron mediante extracción secuencial de la materia orgánica humificada (MOH con soluciones de tetraborato, pirofosfato e hidróxido de sodio (0,1N, y fueron purificados por diferentes procesos analíticos. Su composición molecular se determinó  por Py-GC/MS y THMA. Los diferentes productos de la pirolisis se clasificaron atendiendo a la familia química a la que pertenecen,  prevalecieron los ácidos grasos (FA como el producto más abundante en los AH de todos los usos, mientras que  los fenoles, esteroles, S-compuestos y terpenos se encontraron en menor abundancia. Se presentaron diferencias en los porcentajes de abundancia relativa de los grupos identificados, demostrando que el cambio de uso de suelo influye en las propiedades físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo por lo que se perciben diferentes grados de transformación, que afectan la composición de los AH y su reactividad en el suelo.

  20. Characterization of commercial ceramic adsorbents and their application on naphthenic acids removal of petroleum distillates; Caracterizacao de adsorventes ceramicos comerciais e sua aplicacao na remocao de acidos naftenicos de destilados de petroleo

    Silva, J.P.; Senna, L.F. de; Lago, D.C.B. do; Silva Junior, P.F. da; Figueiredo, M.A.G. de; Dias, E.G. [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), RJ (Brazil)], e-mail:; Chiaro, S.S.X. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisas (CENPES)


    One denominates 'naphthenic acids' to the mixture of carboxylic acids that is present in petroleum oil, and is directly responsible for its acidity and corrosiveness in liquid phase during the refine process. These acids are also presents in distilled fraction of petroleum, causing several problems in final products quality. A possible way to remove them from petroleum distilled fractions is the adsorption in porous materials. However, the published results indicate that ion exchange resins would be the best adsorbents for this process, which would probably increase its cost. In this work, two commercial adsorbents (clay and activated alumina) were characterized by a set of physical-chemistry techniques and evaluated concerning their capacity of removing naphthenic acids from a light petroleum fraction. It was also verified the influence of a previous thermal treatment to the adsorption in their physical-chemistry characteristics and its properties. (author)


    Rouy, Emmanuel


    Un gel fortement acide et oxydant, à matrice purement organique, a été formulé dans l'objectif de l'appliquer sur des parois métalliques contaminées par des radioéléments. Les propriétés rhéologiques pertinentes au regard de l'application envisagée (caractère rhéofluidifiant, thixotropie, seuil d'écoulement...) ont été analysées dans différents milieux : purement aqueux, acide (HNO3 2 mol/kg), acide et cérique ( (NH4)2Ce(NO3)6 1 mol/kg). La matrice organique utilisée, le xanthane, présente po...

  2. Phosphategypsum wastes in Venice lagoon. Radiological impact; Le discariche di fosfogessi nella laguna di Venezia. Valutazioni preliminari dell'impatto radiologico

    Belli, M; Blasi, M; Guogang, J.; Rosamilia, S.; Sansone, U. [Agenzia Nazionale per la Protezione dell' Ambiente, Rome (Italy); Biancotto, R.; Bidoli, P.; Sepulcri, D. [Agenzia Regionale di Prevenzione e Protezione del Veneto, Venice (Italy). Dipt. provinciale di Venezia; Cavolo, F. [Smilax, Mira, VE (Italy)


    The phosphoric minerals utilized in phosphoric acid production, presents high concentrations of radioactive materials: U238, Th 232, K 40. The phosphogypsum is the waste material obtained in the phosphoric acid production in wet process. This type of production method is employed for many years in Venice lagoon (Porto Marghera chemical plants). In this paper are reported evaluations of radiological impact on aquatic environment of lagoon. [Italian] Con il termine di fosfogessi si intende comunemente il materiale di risulta che si ottiene nella produzione di acido fosforico attraverso la via umida (attacco acido). Questa tipologia di produzione che ha operato per diversi decenni a Porto Marghera, e' finalizzata allo scopo di ottenere acido fosforico principalmente per l'industria dei fertilizzanti e quindi come prodotto intermedio per la chimica e per le preparazioni alimentari. Il fosforo, elemento principale della reazione, era ricavato da rocce fosfatiche di origine sedimentaria marina provenienti per lo piu' dall'Africa settentrionale. Il sistema produttivo utilizzato negli impianti di Porto Marghera era basato su una reazione principale, che partendo dal minerale attraverso un attacco acido, produceva acido fosforico: Ca{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 2} (Minerale Fosforico) + 3H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} (Acido Solforico) + 3H{sub 2}O (Acqua) {yields} 2H{sub 3}PO{sub 4} (Acido fosforico) + 3CaSO{sub 4}H{sub 2}O (Solfato di calcio (gesso)). In particolare il minerale era preventivamente macinato e vagliato, quindi si procedeva alla sua miscelazione con l'acido fosforico ed alla successiva reazione del composto ottenuto.

  3. Composti perfluorurati: Valutazione degli effetti biologici e molecolari in modelli cellulari

    Pirini, Francesca


    L’acido perfluorottanoico (PFOA) e l’acido perfluoronanoico (PFNA) sono composti perfluorurati (PFCs) comunemente utilizzati nell’industria, negli ultimi 60 anni, per diverse applicazioni. A causa della loro resistenza alla degradazione, questi composti sono in grado di accumularsi nell’ambiente e negli organismi viventi, da cui possono essere assunti in particolare attraverso la dieta. Le esistenti evidenze sugli effetti dell’esposizione negli animali, tra cui la potenziale cancerogenicità, ...

  4. Bases moleculares de la activacion plaquetaria en el perro

    Fragio Arnold, Cristina


    Se ha estudiado la participacion del metabolismo de polifosfoinositidos y de los segundos mensajeros derivados de este ultimo en la secrecion de serotonina inducida por agonistas fisiologicos y afisiologicos en plaquetas caninas. Asimismo, se ha abordado el estudio de las vias de liberacion de acido araquidonico, asi como la implicacion de este acido graso y de sus metabolitos en la secrecion plaquetaria. Tambie se ha investigado la existencia de proteinas-G-reguladoras en plaquetas caninas y...

  5. Determinazione di azoto e fosforo totale: ossidazione in autoclave e determinazione spettrofotometrica in assorbimento molecolare

    Gabriele A. TARTARI


    Metodo analitico interno al laboratorio di idrochimica del CNR-ISE di Verbania per la determinazione contemporanea di azoto e fosforo totale per ossidazione in autoclave a 120 ?C. I composti organici contenenti azoto e fosforo vengono contemporaneamente ossidati a nitrato ed ortofosfato con la miscela ossidante potassio persolfato, acido borico e sodio idrossido; l'ossidazione ? simultanea grazie alla variazione tra pH 9,7 e 5 ottenuta dall'ossidazione del sistema acido borico - sodio idrossi...

  6. Ácido graxo a-linolênico causa o mesmo efeito que seus derivados de cadeia longa em ratos portadores de tumor de Walker 256?

    Schiessel, Dalton Luiz


    Resumo: Alteracoes na dieta estabelecidas nos ultimos 200 anos causaram reducao no consumo de acidos graxos poliinsaturados (AGPI) n-3, aumento do consumo de gordura total, saturada e rica em AGPI n-6. Estas mudancas foram fatores determinantes para o aumento da incidencia de doencas cronicas nao transmissiveis entre estas o cancer. Estima-se que um terco de todos os canceres pode ser prevenido pelo estilo de vida saudavel e dieta saudavel. AGPI n-3, em especial o acido graxo eicosapentaenoic...

  7. Alessandri_Buffer_rev1.xls

    S. Alessandri


    Applicazione Excel per la simulazione delle caratteristiche chimiche di una miscela acquosa composta da un acido debole, un suo sale, un acido forte ed una base forte. L'applicazione produce risultati ottenuti con tre livelli di approssimazione, documentati e descritti, e la soluzione esatta degli equilibri in gioco. Il calcolo del pH all'equilibrio viene restituito in forma di piaccametro simulato.

  8. Regeneracion adventicia de somaclones de uchuva (physalis peruviana)

    Santana, Gloria E.; Angarita, Antonio


    Hipocoti1os de uchuva (Physalis peruvjana L.) fueron utilizados en la inducción de callos y regeneración de plántulas. El medio basal de Murashige y Skoog (MS) fue suplementado con bencil amino purina (BAP) de 0 a 5,0 ppm, acido giberelico (GA3 0 Y 1,0 ppm) en combinacion con acido naftalenoacetico (ANA de 0 a 1.0 ppm) o con acido 2,4 diclorofenoxiacetico (2,4-D  de 0 a 1.0 ppm). La inducción de callos dependió de las interacciones hormonales y condiciones de luz. La regeneración de plántulas...

  9. Electrocatalytical activity of Pt, SnO{sub 2} and RuO{sub 2} mixed electrodes for the electrooxidation of formic acid and formaldehyde; Atividade eletrocatalitica de eletrodos compostos por Pt, RuO{sub 2} e SnO{sub 2} para a eletrooxidacao de formaldeido e acido formico

    Profeti, L.P.R.; Profeti, D.; Olivi, P. [Sao Paulo Univ., Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras. Dept. de Quimica


    The electrocatalytical activity of binary electrodes of Pt and SnO{sub 2} and ternary electrodes of Pt and SnO{sub 2} and RuO{sub 2} for the electrooxidation of formic acid and formaldehyde was investigated by cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry techniques. The electrode materials were prepared by the thermal decomposition of polymeric precursors at 400 deg C. The cyclic voltammetry results showed that the methanol electrooxidation process presents peak potentials for those electrodes approximately 100 mV lower than the values obtained for metallic platinum electrodes. The Pt{sub 0.6}Ru{sub 0.2}Sn{sub 0.2}O{sub y} electrodes presented the highest current density values for potentials lower than the peak potential values. The chronoamperometric experiments also showed that the addition of SnO{sub 2} and RuO{sub 2} contributed for the enhancement of the electrode activity in low potential values. The preparation method was found to be useful to obtain high active materials. (author)

  10. Study of conformational and acid-base properties of norbadione A and pulvinic derivatives: Consequences on their complexation properties of alkaline and alkaline earth cations; Etude des proprietes conformationnelles et acido-basiques de la norbadione A et de derives pulviniques: consequences sur leurs proprietes complexantes de cations alcalins et alcalino-terreux

    Kuad, P


    This work deals with the study of norbadione A, a pigment extracted from mushrooms and known to complex cesium cations. The study of the acid-base properties of norbadione A has allowed to determine the relative acidity of the seven protonable functions of the molecule and to reveal a reversible isomerization of the double exocyclic bond of the pulvinic moieties. The observed change of configuration is induced by a hydrogen bond of the H-O-H type and by electrostatic interactions. Moreover, the microscopic protonation mechanism of the norbadione A has been analyzed, considering three different study media where the acid-base properties of the norbadione A are compared. In the presence of 0.15 mol.l{sup -1} of NaCl, it has been observed a remarkable cooperativity in the protonation of the enol groups. At last, the use of different analytical methods (NMR, potentiometry and calorimetry) has allowed to study the complexing properties of the norbadione A towards cesium and other alkaline and rare earth cations. (O.M.)

  11. Synthesis of zeolites coal ash in surfactant modified in application and removal of orange 8 acid solution: study in batch, fixed bed column and evaluation ecotoxicological; Sintese de zeolitas de cinzas de carvao modificada por surfactante e aplicacao na remocao de acido laranja 8 de solucao aquosa: estudo em leito movel, coluna de leito fixo e avaliacao ecotoxicologica

    Magdalena, Carina Pitwak


    In this study, synthesized zeolitic material from coal ash and modified cationic surfactant was used for removing the acid dye Orange 8 (AL8) by adsorption process using moving bed and fixed-bed column. The raw material and adsorbents were characterized by different techniques, such as X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, among others. The adsorption of AL8 was performed by moving bed in order to optimize the results when they are launched in a fixed bed. The effects of adsorption on zeolite AL8 were compared: (1) Effect of counterions Br{sup -} and Cl{sup -} surfactant used in the modification of the zeolite; (2) effect of type of coal ash used as raw material in the synthesis of zeolites (fly and bottom). The following adsorbents were used in the study: fly and bottom zeolite modified by surfactant hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (ZLMS-Br-Br and ZPMS-Br) and fly zeolite modified by surfactant hexadecyltrimethylammonium chloride (ZLMS-Cl). The pseudo-second-order kinetic described the adsorption of the dye on all adsorbents. The equilibrium time was reached 40, 60 and 120 min for ZLMS-Br, ZLMS-Cl and ZPMS-Br, respectively. The adsorption equilibrium was analyzed by the equations of the models of linear and nonlinear isotherms of Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin and Dubinin- Radushkevivh (DR) and the criterion of best fit was evaluated using the error functions.The DR model was adjusted better to the experimental data for the system AL8 / ZLMS-Br, the Freundlich model for AL8 / ZLMS-Cl and Langmuir for AL8 / ZPMS. According to the Langmuir maximum adsorption capacity was 4.67, 1.48 and 1.38 mg g{sup -1} for ZLMS-Br, ZLMS-Cl and ZPMS-Br, in order. In studies employing fixed bed columns, the effects of inlet concentration (20- 30 mg L{sup -1}), flow rate (4.0 -5.3 mL min{sup -1}) and the bed height (5, 5 - 6.5 cm) above the breakthrough curves characteristics in the adsorption system were determined. The Adams-Bohart, Thomas, Yoon-Nelson models were applied to experimental data to predict the breakthrough curves and to determine the parameters that characterize the column. The mathematical models of Thomas and Yoon-Nelson adjusted well to the data of breakthrough curves. The highest bed capacity of 5.3 mg g{sup -1} was obtained using 30 mg L{sup -1} inlet Acid Orange 8 concentration, 5.5 cm bed height and 5.3 mL min{sup -1} flow rate. Acute ecotoxicity tests using Daphnia similis microcrustacean with wastewater (AL8) and after treatment with surfactant modified zeolite were carried out with the purpose of evaluating evidence of possible contamination when launched on the receiving water body. The results of this study showed that samples AL8 dye in aqueous solution does not show any toxic effect, and the treated samples showed toxicity with ZLMS-Br. (author)

  12. Determination of the extractive capacity of para-tert butyl calix[8]arene octa-phosphinoylated towards uranyl ions from an aqueous-acidic-salty medium; Determinacion de la capacidad extractiva del p-ter-butilocalix[8]areno octa-fosfinoilado hacia iones uranilo de un medio acuo-acido salino

    Serrano V, E. C.


    The extraction properties of octa-phosphinoylated para-tert butyl calix[8]arene (prepared in the laboratory) in chloroform towards uranyl ions from an aqueous-acidic-salty medium (HNO{sub 3}-3.5 NaNO{sub 3}) containing uranyl nitrate salt, was investigated. Two spectroscopic techniques UV/Vis and Luminescence were used for this study. The latter permitted analyze the fluorescence from the uranyl ions influenced by the surrounding medium. Both permitted to learn about the power of this calixarene as extractant towards the mentioned ions. Its extraction ability or capability using this calixarene at 5.91 x 10{sup -4} M towards the uranyl ions was 400% as determined by UV/Vis while fluorescence revealed 100% of uranyl ion extraction. A closed analysis of the results obtained by using these techniques revealed that the stoichiometry of the main extracted species was 1calixarene:2 uranyl ions. The loading capacity of the calixarene ligand towards the uranyl ions was also investigated using both techniques. UV/Vis resulted to be inadequate for quantifying exactly the loading capacity of the calixarene whereas luminescence was excellent indeed, using a 5.91 x 10{sup -4} M calixarene concentration, its loading capacity was 0.157 M of free uranyl ions from 0.161 M of uranyl ions present in the aqueous-acidic-salty medium. The extracts from the ability and capacity studies were concentrated to dryness, purified and the dried extracts were analyzed by infrared and neutron activation analysis. By these techniques it was demonstrated that during the extraction of the uranyl ions by the calixarene ligand they form thermodynamically and kinetically stable complexes, since in the solid state, the 1:2, calixarene; uranyl ions stoichiometry was kept with the minimum formula: (UO{sub 2}){sub 2}B{sub 8}bL{sup 8}(NO{sub 3}){sub 4}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}CHCl{sub 3}(CH{sub 3}OH){sub 3} the methanol molecules come from its purification. It is proposed that B{sub 8}bL{sup 8} calixarene in chloroform medium is a good extractant for the treatment of nuclear wastes or radioactive wastes containing uranium in a rich aqueous-acidic-salty medium. (Author)

  13. Influence of method of preparation of Pt Ru/C electrocatalysts on the catalytic activity for the ethanol oxidation reaction in acidic medium; Influencia do metodo de preparacao de eletrocatalisadores PtRu/C sobre a atividade catalitica frente a reacao de oxidacao de etanol em meio acido

    Gomes, Walber dos Santos; Silva, Uriel Lean Valente; Souza, Jose Pio Iudice de, E-mail: [Universidade Federal do Para, (UFPA), Belem, PA (Brazil). Instituto de Ciencias Exatas e Naturais. Faculdade de Quimica


    In this work the influence of variations in the borohydrate reduction method on the properties of Pt Ru/C electrocatalysts was investigated. The electrocatalysts were prepared using 1:1 ; 2:1; 5:1; 50:1 and 250:1 molar ratios of NaBH{sub 4} to metals. The reduction was also performed by dripping or by fast addition of the solution. The results showed that Pt Ru nanoparticles obtained by fast addition had the smallest crystallite sizes. It was also noted that the catalytic activity increased as the borohydrate:metal molar ratio increased. The Pt Ru/C electrocatalysts (50:1) obtained by fast addition presented the best catalytic activity for ethanol electro-oxidation. (author)

  14. Synthesis of amide derivatives of 6{alpha},7{beta}-di-hydroxyvouacapan-17{beta}-oic acid isolated from the Pterodon polygalaeflorus Benth fruits (leguminosae); Sintese de amidas derivadas do acido 6{alpha},7{beta}-di-hidroxivouacapan-17{beta}-oico isolado dos frutos de Pterodon polygalaeflorus Benth (leguminosae)

    Teixeira, A.L.; Belinelo, V.J.; Stefani, G.M.; Pilo-Veloso, D. [Minas Gerais Univ., Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica]. E-mail:; Reis, G.T. [Universidade de Itauna, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Ciencias; Ferreira-Alves, D.L. [Minas Gerais Univ., Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Farmacologia


    Hydro-alcoholic infusions from fruits of Pterodon polygalaeflorus Benth, commonly known as 'Sucupira branca', are used in Brazilian folk medicine for rheumatic problems and throat infections. Since it has been verified that furanediterpene 6?,7?-di-hydroxyvouacapan-17?-oic acid (ADV), isolated from the hexane extract of these fruits presents anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and plant growth regulatory activity, a variety of ADV derivatives has been synthesized with the aim of obtaining more information about the structure-activity relationships of this series of compounds. In this work four new amide (4-7) derivatives of ADV have been synthesized. Their structures were established by spectroscopic data, including 2D-NMR methods. (author)

  15. Seguimiento de la producción del aroma del yogurt durante la fermentación acido láctica mediante nariz electrónica y evaluación sensorial / Monitoring aroma production of yogurt during lactic fermentation by electronic nose and sensory evaluation

    Rúales Guzmán, Bertha Viviana


    El yogurt es una de las bebidas fermentadas más consumidas en el mundo por sus propiedades nutricionales, funcionales y sensoriales, por lo tanto la calidad final del producto será de gran importancia para satisfacer las necesidades del consumidor y obtener un posicionamiento en el mercado. El seguimiento de la fermentación es la clave para obtener todas estas propiedades, por tal razón, en la presente investigación se propuso el seguimiento de la producción de aroma como un método alternativ...

  16. Study of the temperature influence during the uranium (Vi) sorption on surface of ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7} in presence of oxalic and salicylic acid; Estudio de la influencia de la temperatura durante la sorcion de uranio (VI) en la superficie del ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7} en presencia de acidos oxalico y salicilico

    Garcia G, N.


    This work studies the effect of temperature on the uranium (Vi) sorption onto zirconium diphosphate in the presence of organic acids (oxalic and salicylic acids). Zirconium diphosphate was synthesized by a chemical condensation reaction and characterized using several analytical techniques, in order to check its purity. This point is very important because the presence of any impurities or secondary phases may interfere with the hydration and sorption process. Prior to the sorption experiments, three batches of zirconium diphosphate were pre-equilibrated with NaClO{sub 4}, oxalic acid or salicylic acid solutions. The hydrated solids were washed and dried and then again characterized in order to study the interactions between organic acids and zirconium diphosphate surface. Uranium sorption onto zirconium diphosphate (pre-equilibrated with NaClO{sub 4}, oxalic acid and salicylic acid solutions) was investigated as a function of ph, organic acid and temperature (20, 40 y 60 grades C). Thermodynamic parameters for the sorption reactions (enthalpy change, entropy change and Gibbs free energy change) were determined from temperature dependence of distribution coefficient by using the Vant Hoff equation. Solids characterization after hydration shows that exist an interaction between organic acids and ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}. This fact was confirmed with the microcalorimetry study, the reaction heat for hydration of zirconium diphosphate in NaClO{sub 4} solution was exothermic (-269.59 mJ) and for hydration of zirconium diphosphate in oxalic acid solution was endothermic (53.64 mJ). The experimental results showed important differences in the sorption mechanisms for the reaction of Uranium with ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7} in the presence and absence of organic acids. For the zirconium diphosphate hydrated with oxalic acid, the sorption percentage was 50% from lowest ph values. For the zirconium diphosphate hydrated with salicylic acid, the initial concentration of uranium was 6 x 10{sup -4} M and a percentage of 10% was observed in the initial reaction and it reached 100% at ph 5.5. A similar behavior was observed for the zirconium diphosphate hydrated with NaClO{sub 4}, but the initial concentration of uranium was 5 x 10{sup -4} M. The temperature had an important effect on the sorption of uranium onto ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}. The reaction of uranium with the solid hydrated with NaClO{sub 4} was exothermic from 20 to 60 grades C, and the reaction with the solid hydrated with organic acids was exothermic from 20 to 40 grades C and endothermic from 40 to 60 grades C. In conclusion, the thermodynamic study indicated that the sorption process was activated chemisorption s. (Author)

  17. Oxidizing gel formulation for nuclear decontamination: rheological and acidic properties of the organic matrix and its ozonolysis; Formulation d'un gel oxydant a matrice organique applicable a la decontamination nucleaire: proprietes rheologiques, acido-basiques et ozonolyse de la matrice

    Rouy, E


    An acidic and oxidizing gel was formulated with a purely organic matrix, xanthan gum, at low concentrations (1 to 2 wt %). This polymer gel was investigated in various media (aqueous, acidic and ceric) by means of rheology: shear thinning behaviour, thixotropy, yield stress... Evidences of unexpected rheological properties in highly concentrated media show that xanthan is quite convenient for industrial projection of this type of gel on metallic walls in nuclear plants, notwithstanding its time-limited resistance to oxidation (about a few hours). Complexation mechanisms between ceric species and polar sites of the polymer led us to characterise acidic properties of our xanthan sample by potentiometric titration and {sup 1}H NMR techniques. The matrix was finally treated by ozonolysis to suppress organic residues, as required to handle nuclear wastes. In acidic medium, ozonolysis of the gel was achieved successfully while in acidic and ceric medium this process showed limited efficiency, needing further investigation to be clarified. (author)

  18. Characterization of ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7} modified with oxalic acid and thermodynamic analysis associated to the uranyl (Vi) sorption; Caracterizacion de ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7} modificado con acido oxalico y analisis termodinamico asociado a la sorcion de uranilo (VI)

    Garcia G, N.; Ordonez R, E. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Solis C, D. A. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Facultad de Quimica, Paseo Colon y Paseo Tollocan, 50120 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Simoni, E.; Drot, R.; Jeanson, A., E-mail: [Universite Paris-Sud, Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Georges Clemenceau No. 15, Orsay (France)


    Several physical and chemical tests were carried out to evaluate the influence of the oxalic acid in the uranium (Vi) sorption on the surface of the zirconium diphosphate. The physical analyses consist of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and total organic coal, and the chemists are the calculation of the reaction heat for the hydrate and sorption processes, the reaction speed constant and the sorption yield in the sodium perchlorate systems and of oxalic acid; these tests allow to corroborate that the oxalic acid influences positively in the uranium (Vi) sorption forming a ternary system of ZrP{sub 2}O{sub 7}/(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})/U(Vi), with a single configuration along the ph interval studied. (Author)

  19. Radiomimeticity of the system H{sub 2}O{sub 2}/Fe(II) on nucleic acid components. Kinetics study; Radiomimeticidad del sistema H{sub 2}O{sub 2}/Fe(II) sobre components de Acidos Nucleicos. Estudio Cinetico

    Cirauqui, R.; Mingot, F.; Davila, C. A.


    The kinetic study of the action of a redox system on DNA monomers allowed us to make criticisms on radiomimetic character of this system. Assuming that in both cases, gamma radiolysis of aerated aqueous solutions and action of H{sub 2}O{sub 2} / Fe(II) system in the same conditions, the reactive species is the OH radical, we propose the kinetic expressions that are confirmed by our experimental results. Some of the accepted G-values are corrected in view of our results. Al so these results put in evidence mechanisms of molecular repair after radical attack. (Author) 79 refs.

  20. Polarographic study of the Cu(II)/Cu(I) system in the presence of 1-ascorbic acid and 0,1 M ClK; Estudio polarografico del sistema Cu(II)/Cu(I) en presencia del acido 1-ascorbico y en ClK 0,1 M

    Alonso Lopez, J.


    While studying the catalytic effect of Cu{sup {down_arrow}}2 ions on the oxidation process of 1-ascorbic acid, it has been observed that, in a 0,1 M solution of K1 at a pH 6 to 7, the above acid gives rise in the presence of Cu{sup {down_arrow}}2 ions to a polarographic wave of half-wave potential of -0,41 V (vs. S.C.E.). (Author) 14 refs.

  1. Evolution evidence of a basic fluid to an acid based in the analysis of hydrothermal alteration of the geothermic field of the Azufres, Michoacan; Evidencias de evolucion de un fluido basico a acido a partir del analisis de la alteracion hidrotermal del campo geotermico de los Azufres, Michoacan

    Gonzalez Partida, Eduardo [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    Hydrothermal alteration at the Los Azufres geothermal field is mostly composed of calc-silicate minerals that define a propylitic alteration zone, which shows progressive dehydration with depth and temperature increase. A generalized zoning of the calc-silicate zone can be observed, with zeolites in the upper part and epidote-clinozoisite at the deepest levels. An argillic alteration zone overlies the calc-silicate zone and is the dominant surface manifestation of the hydrothermal alteration. In some parts, there is a mineral assemblage composed of kaolinite-alunite-native sulfur-quartz (advanced argillic zone) formed by the interaction of vapor and shallow groundwater. The proto-fluid at the Los Azufres geothermal system is related to a neutral sodium chlorine brine, which favors deep propyllitic alteration (productive zone). This zone is characterized by secondary permeability due to fracturing. At depth the geothermal field is dominated by a pressurized liquid, yielding to vapor at more shallow zone. The gradual change from a liquid to a vapor phase occurs through boiling at depths between 1,200 and 1,500 m, and is accompanied by changes in the hydrothermal alteration mineralogy. The type of alteration passes from proylitic to argillic by means of an oxidation-acidification process, which includes the participation of a gas, particularly CO{sub 2}. Considering the physicochemical characteristic of the brine and the evolution of the paragenetic sequence, the Los Azufres geothermal field could de considered a model for hydrothermal behavior at ore deposits which develop by boiling and oxidation of low sulfidation fossil hydrothermal fluids. [Spanish] En el campo geotermico de Los Azufres la zona de alteracion hidrotermal esta formada en su mayor parte por calcosilicatos (que definen una zona paragenetica del tipo propilitico), los cuales muestran una deshidratacion progresiva conforme se va profundizando e incrementandose la temperatura. Se puede generalizar un zoneamiento evolutivo para los calcosilicatos predominando las zeolitas hacia la cima y la epidota-clinozoicita en los niveles mas profundos. Le sobreyace una zona de argilitizacion que domina las manifestaciones hidrotermales superficiales. En algunas zonas, se tiene la asociacion caolinita-alunita-azufre nativo-cuarzo (zona argilica avanzada) formada por la interaccion vapor-acuifero someros. En el sistema geotermico de Los Azufres el protofluido esta ligado a una salmuera clorurado-sodica de caracter neutro que propicia una alteracion hidrotermal propilitica profunda (zona productoras) y se caracteriza por tener una permeabilidad secundaria debido al fracturamiento. A profundiad el yacimiento es a liquido dominante presurizado para evolucionar a vapor en su parte mas somera. El cambio gradual de la fase liquida a vapor se da por ebullicion a profundidades del orden de 1,200 a 1,500 m, y esta acompanado por cambios igualmente presentes en la mineralogia de alteracion hidrotermal. Ella pasa de propilitica a argilica por un proceso de oxidacion-acidificacion, en donde la participacion de gases, principalmente de CO{sub 2}, es importante. De acuerdo a las caracteristicas fisicoquimicas de la salmuera y la evolucion en las fases parageneticas, el yacimiento de Los Azufres pudiera ser un modelo de comportamiento hidrotermal en el deposito de las menas que se dan por ebullicion y oxidacion de los fluidos hidrotermales fosiles de baja sulfidacion.

  2. Chemical recycling of post-consumer PET: structural characterization of terephthalic acid and the effect of Alkaline Hydrolysis at low temperature; Reciclagem quimica do PET pos-consumo: caracterizacao estrutural do acido tereftalico e efeito da hidrolise alcalina em baixa temperatura

    Fonseca, Talitha Granja; Almeida, Yeda Medeiros Bastos de; Vinhas, Gloria Maria, E-mail: [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Quimica


    Due to the environmental impact caused by PET packaging disposal, this material recycling has been thoroughly discussed and evaluated. In particular, chemical recycling enables achievement of the monomers that are used in PET resin manufacture: ethylene glycol (EG) and terephthalic acid (PTA). Therefore, studies for this process optimization are important from environmental and economic points of view. The present study investigated certain parameters that influence the depolymerization reaction of PET post-consumer via alkaline hydrolysis in order to obtain PTA. Assays were performed at 70 °C by varying the concentration of sodium hydroxide and the reaction time. The best results were obtained at 10.82 mol L{sup -1} NaOH and 9 h reaction time. Consequently, it was possible to prove this process viability, once analyses by infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance confirmed that PTA was obtained in all reactions performed. (author)

  3. The preparation of nucleotides uniformly labelled with carbon-14 by biosynthetic methods. Isolation of adenylic, uridylic, cytidylic,and guanylic acids, from the alkaline hydrolysate of escherichia coli RNA; Preparacion de nucleiotidos uniformemente marcados con 14{sup C}, por via biosintetica. Aislamiento de los acidos adenilico, uridilico, citidilico y guanilico, procedentes de la hidrolisis alcalina de RNA de escherichia Coli.

    Garcia Pineda, M. D.; Pacheco Lopez, J.


    A method is described for the preparation and analysis of adenylic, uri dilic, cytidi- 11c and guanylic acids, labelled with 14{sup C}. Escherichia coli cells have been labelled by growing them in a medi dia containing glucose-14{sup C} as their only source of carbon. RNA is isolated from the cells, and after hydrolysis of the molecule the resulting nucleotides are separated by gel filtration and exchange chromatography. Chemical and radiochemical purity of the Isolated nucleotides is determined, and also its specific radioactivity. (Author) 30 refs.

  4. Use of probabilistic safety analysis for design of emergency mitigation systems in hydrogen producer plant with sulfur-iodine technology, Section II: sulfuric acid decomposition; Uso de analisis probabilistico de seguridad para el diseno de sistemas de mitigacion de emergencia en planta productora de hidrogeno con tecnologia azufre-iodo, Seccion II: descomposicion de acido sulfurico

    Mendoza A, A.; Nelson E, P. F.; Francois L, J. L. [Facultad de Ingenieria, Departamento de Sistemas Energeticos, UNAM, Paseo Cuauhnahuac 8532, 62550 Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)], e-mail:


    Over the last decades, the need to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases has prompted the development of technologies for the production of clean fuels through the use of primary energy resources of zero emissions, as the heat of nuclear reactors of high temperature. Within these technologies, one of the most promising is the hydrogen production by sulfur-iodine cycle coupled to a high temperature reactor initially proposed by General Atomics. By their nature and because it will be large-scale plants, the development of these technologies from its present phase to its procurement and construction, will have to incorporate emergency mitigation systems in all its parts and interconnections to prevent undesired events that could put threaten the plant integrity and the nearby area. For the particular case of sulfur-iodine thermochemical cycle, most analysis have focused on hydrogen explosions and failures in the primary cooling systems. While these events are the most catastrophic, is that there are also many other events that even taking less direct consequences, could jeopardize the plant operation, the people safety of nearby communities and carry the same economic consequences. In this study we analyzed one of these events, which is the formation of a toxic cloud prompted by uncontrolled leakage of concentrated sulfuric acid in the second section of sulfur-iodine process of General Atomics. In this section, the sulfuric acid concentration is near to 90% in conditions of high temperature and positive pressure. Under these conditions the sulfuric acid and sulfur oxides from the reactor will form a toxic cloud that the have contact with the plant personnel could cause fatalities, or to reach a town would cause suffocation, respiratory problems and eye irritation. The methodology used for this study is the supported design in probabilistic safety analysis. Mitigation systems were postulated based on the isolation of a possible leak, the neutralization of a pond of sulfuric acid and finally washing the same; later some scenarios and modifications were analyzed to determine their impact on the likelihood of failure system and provide feedback design with the information produced in the probabilistic safety analysis. (Author)

  5. Optimization of labelling conditions of 15-p-iodophenyl pentadecanoic acid with {sup 123}I and its pharmacokinetics evaluation; Otimizacao das condicoes de marcacao do acido 15-p-iodo fenil pentadecanoico com {sup 123/131} I e sua avaliacao farmacocinetica

    Oliveira, Ione Caselato; Colturato, Maria Tereza; Araujo, Elaine Bortoleti de; Barbosa, Marycel Figols de; Muramoto, Emiko; Pereira, Nilda Petrona Sosa de; Silva, Constanca Pagano Goncalves da; Almeida, Maria Aparecida T.M. de [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)


    The 15-p-iodo-phenyl pentadecanoic acid (IPPA) labelled with {sup 123} I is an important radiopharmaceutical for use in cardiology, due to its favorable physical characteristics and its labelling stability. The labelling procedure studies for the preparation of IPPA {sup 123/131} I was according to the procedures described by Dougan et col. The optimization of the labelling of the labelling condition and product stability were evaluated by radiochemical controls and by biological distribution study using animal models. (author)

  6. Comparison of the efficacy of carbamazepine, haloperidol and valproic acid in the treatment of children with Sydenham´s chorea: clinical follow-up of 18 patients Comparación de la eficacia de carbamazepina, haloperidol y acido valproico en el tratamiento de niños con corea de Sydenham: seguimiento clínico de 18 pacientes

    Joaquín Peña


    Full Text Available In order to compare and contrast the efficacy of haloperidol, carbamazepine, and valproic acid in the treatment of Sydenham´s chorea a prospective study including 18 cases of this disorder was undertaken. Age of patients ranged from 7 to 15 years. Ten children were female and 8 were male. All but one had generalized, either symmetric or asymmetric chorea. The patients were divided in three equal groups, and were given a standardized dose of each of the drugs built-up over a week. Following therapy, the six children receiving valproic acid showed remarkable improvement, without side effects. Five patients receiving carbamazepine showed improvement without side effects. Only three of the patients that received haloperidol improved. In the 4 cases that did not show clinical improvement after one week of treatment, therapy with valproic acid led to disappearance of the symptoms in a lapse that ranged from 4 to 7 days. Recurrence related to discontinuation of treatment was observed in two patients. In view of the present results we recommend valproic acid as the first choice drug to treat Sydenham chorea.A fin de comparar y contrastar la eficacia de haloperidol, carbamazepina y ácido valproico en el tratamiento de la corea de Sydenham, se realizó un estudio prospectivo que incluyó 18 casos de esta patología. La edad de los pacientes varió de 7 a 15 años. Diez de los niños eran varones y el resto hembras. A excepción de uno de ellos, todos tenían corea generalizada, simétrica ó asimétrica. Los pacientes fueron divididos en tres grupos iguales, a cada uno de los cuales se le administró una dosis estandarizada de los medicamentos mencionados durante una semana. Luego del tratamiento, los seis pacientes que recibieron ácido valproico mostraron mejoría notable sin efectos colaterales. Cinco de los seis pacientes que recibieron carbamazepina exhibieron mejoría sin efectos colaterales. Solo tres de los pacientes que recibieron haloperidol mejoraron. En los cuatro casos que luego de recibir estas dos últimas drogas sin experimentar mejoría clínica luego de una semana, se instaló terapia con ácido valproico, lo que llevó a desaparición de la sintomatología en un lapso de 4 a 7 días. Se observó recaída relacionada con tratamiento discontinuado en dos de los pacientes. A la vista de nuestros resultados, recomendamos el ácido valproico como droga de primera elección en el tratamiento de la corea de Sydenham.

  7. Efectividad del Acido Peracético sobre la reducción de la carga de Esporas de Mohos causantes de Pudrición Poscosecha de Frutas y Hortalizas Effectiveness of Peracetic Acid on fungal Spores reduction of Moulds causing rotting in Fruits and Vegetables

    María V Kyanko


    Full Text Available Se evaluó in vitro la efectividad del ácido peracético sobre la reducción de la carga de esporas de mohos micotoxicogénicos causantes de pudrición de frutas y hortalizas, para determinar su potencial aplicación al control poscosecha de esta patología. Se evaluó tres concentraciones de ácido (0.05%, 0.1 % y 0.3% para determinar su capacidad antifúngica frente a Alternaria alternata, Fusarium graminearum, Aspergillus ochraceus, A. níger, A. flavus, Penicillium roqueforti y P. expansum. Se observó una reducción de la carga de esporas aún a la más baja concentración ensayada, efecto que incrementó con el aumento de la concentración del tratamiento. A una concentración del 0.3 % se logró una mucho mayor reducción de la carga de esporas viables de A. alternata, F. graminearum y A. ochraceus, respectivamente. El ácido peracético podría resultar una alternativa de tratamiento no contaminante para el control poscosecha de la pudrición fúngica.The objective of this work was to determine in vitro the effectiveness of peracetic acid on the load reduction of mould spores that are responsible for rotting in fruits and vegetables to evaluate its potential application to post-harvest control. Three concentrations of peracetic acid (0.05%, 0.1% and 0.3% were used to evaluate its anti-fungal capacity against Alternaria Alternata, Fusarium graminearum, Aspergillus ochraceus, A. niger, A. flavus, Penicillium roqueforti and P. expansum. It was observed reduction of the load of spores using the lowest concentration. This effect was increased with a higher concentration of peracetic acid. It was extremely effective at a concentration of 0.3% against A. alternata, F. graminearum and A. ochraceus. It is concluded that the peracetic acid is a nonpolluting alternative treatment for post-harvest rotting control of fruits and vegetables

  8. Bactérias do acido láctico e leveduras associadas com o queijo-de-minas artesanal produzido na região da Serra do Salitre, Minas Gerais Lactic acid bacteria and yeasts associated with the artisanal Minas cheese produced in the region of Serra do Salitre, Minas Gerais

    C.D.L.C. Lima


    Full Text Available Em 10 fazendas da região da Serra do Salitre, MG, foram coletadas amostras de leite, soro fermentado (pingo, coalhada e queijo frescal para avaliar a microbiota de bactérias láticas e leveduras presentes. Uma diversidade menor de bactérias láticas foi observada durante a produção do queijo quando comparada à de leveduras. As espécies de bactérias láticas mais freqüentes foram Lactococcus lactis, Enterococcus spp., Enterococcus faecalis e Streptococcus agalactiae e de leveduras foram Debaryomyces hansenii e Kluyveromyces lactis. Apenas as populações de Enterococcus spp., Enterococcus faecalis e Leuconostoc mesenteroides apresentaram aumento significativo durante a produção do queijo. As espécies de bactérias láticas e leveduras encontradas nos diferentes substratos estudados podem ser responsáveis pelas características de aroma e sabor do queijo artesanal da Serra do Salitre.Samples of milk, curd, cheese whey, and cheese were collected in 10 farms located at the region of Serra do Salitre, Minas Gerais state. These samples were studied in relation to their lactic acid bacteria and yeast populations. The diversity of lactic acid bacteria species was lower than the diversity of yeasts in these samples. The isolated lactic acid bacteria were Lactococcus lactis, Enterococcus spp., Enterococcus faecalis, and Streptococcus agalactiae; and the yeasts were Debaryomyces hansenii and Kluyveromyces lactis. Only the species Enterococcus spp., Enterococcus faecalis, and Leuconostoc mesenteroides showed an increase in their populations during the production of the artisanal cheese. Lactic acid bacteria and yeasts found in this study could be responsible by the sensorial characteristics of the artisanal cheese produced in the region of Serra do Salitre.

  9. Influence of the acid and basic properties of rhenium oxide supported on alumina catalyst on the catalytic performance in olefin metathesis; Influence des proprietes acido-basiques de l`oxyde de rhenium supporte sur les performances catalytiques en metathese des olefines

    Nahama, F.


    The aim of this work is to study the influence of the acid-basic properties of rhenium oxide supported on alumina catalyst on the catalytic performance in olefin metathesis. The literature data indicate that the environment of the active site does possess acid properties. However, the nature of the acid sites is still matter of debate. Concerning the Re O{sub x} - Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} interactions, we have shown that perrhenate ions are electrostatically absorbed on alumina. The uptake of rhenium is favoured at acidic pH (below 4), and the absorbed rhenium is in equilibrium with rhenium in solution. The results of rhenium extraction by water strongly suggest that the surface compounds of the calcined Re{sub 2}O{sub 7}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} materials is aluminium perrhenate. Characterization of surface acidity of the catalyst by infrared spectroscopy reveals that the initiation of the metathesis reaction is governed essentially by Lewis acidity. This strongly supports the role of Lewis acidity, which is exalted by the increase of the rhenium content and the calcination temperature. Finally, we point out by ammonia adsorption-thermodesorption a band at 1320 cm{sup -1} characteristic of the Lewis acidity of aluminium perrhenate. This result is a second indication of the presence of aluminium perrhenate on the Re{sub 2}O{sub 7}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalyst surface. (author)

  10. The sealing of second mandibular temporary molar pits and fissure with the laser of Nd: YAG, phosphoric acid and the glass ionomer cement; Selamento de fossulas e fissura de segundo molar deciduo inferior com laser de Nd: YAG, acido fosforico e cimento de ionomero de vidro

    Toda, Maria Aparecida


    The main of our study was to check the sealing of second mandibular temporary molar pits and fissure, in vitro, with the laser of Nd: YAG, phosphoric acid at 37% and the glass ionomer cement (CIV, Fuji IX GC).The proposal was to check the structural morphologic changes in the laser irradiation upon the enamel surface to watch the pits and fissure sealing with the glass ionomer cement use after the laser irradiation and to verify the efficiency of the 'double conditioning' (phosphoric acid + Nd: YAG). At the same time we watch the evolution of the temperature in the pulp chamber's inside. Our desire was to achieve a therapeutic alternative technic to prevent the dental caries. The Nd: YAG laser parameters were the same: 79 mJ of energy per pulse; frequency of 5 Hz; mean power of 0,4 W; optical fiber on contact of 320 {mu}m diameter; fluency of 99,52 J/ cm{sup 2}, assuming that the only differential was the time of the laser application on the enamel surface. The samples were prepared with this way: Laser Nd: YAG (53 second) + acid + CIV (Fuji IX); Laser Nd: YAG (53 s); Laser Nd: YAG (20 s + 20 s) + acid + CIV; Laser Nd: YAG (20 s + 20 s); Acid + CIV; Control. Through the scanning electron microscopy (MEV) we noticed fusion and resolidification regions due to the laser irradiation and a better adaptation of the glass ionomer cement when we did the 'double conditioning'. Concerning the temperature increase we can conclude that the echeloned period was the best recommended because the temperature was found in a pattern that would not cause any damage to the dental pulp. For future studies we suggest a longer relaxing time between the laser irradiation, a comparative study of this method with other lasers, the use of other sealing materials and the study with the permanent teeth. (author)

  11. Assessment of micro, macro, toxic elements (Cd, Hg, Pb) and fatty acids profile in consumed fish commercially available in Cananeia and Cubatao, Sao Paulo State; Avaliacao de micro e macroelementos, elementos toxicos (Cd, Hg e Pb) e acidos graxos, em peixes disponiveis comercialmente para consumo em Cananeia e Cubatao, Estado de Sao Paulo

    Curcho, Michel Rodrigues da Silva Morales


    Aside from their nutritional importance, fish are considered one of the most important bio indicators in aquatic systems for the estimation of pollution levels by toxic metals. This is so, since fish can bio accumulate these elements and they occupy different trophic levels and present different sizes and age. The purpose of the present study was to contribute with important data for the knowledge of nutritional and toxic constituents in muscles of the most consumed fish species from two coastal regions, Cananeia and Cubatao. Cananeia fish species analyzed were: Micropogonias furnieri (Corvina), Macrodon ancylodon (Pescada), Centropomus undecimalis (Robalo peba) and Mugil platanus (Tainha). From Cubatao, Micropogonias furnieri (Corvina), Macrodon ancylodon (Pescada), Menticirrhus americanus (Perna de moca), Sardella braziliensis (Sardinha) and Mugil liza (Tainha). For this study, analytical methodologies were developed and validated, regarding precision and accuracy, by means of certified reference materials. Micronutrients (Ca, Fe, K, Na, Se and Zn) and some trace elements (As, Br, Co, Cr, Rb) in fish muscle were determined by means of neutron activation analysis (NAA). Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (CV AAS) was used for total Hg determination and Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (ET AAS) for Cd and Pb determinations. Proximate composition determinations according to AOAC methodologies and fatty acids profiles by gas chromatography were done in these muscle fish samples. Regarding fatty acids profile from the {omega}-6 family, Tainha species pool presented the highest values (8.9%) and Pescada species pool the lowest ones (4.4%) for Cananeia species. Fatty acids from the {omega}-3 family, Sardinha pool species presented the highest values (31.8%) for all species analyzed. Regarding micronutrients content great concentration variations between individual of the same species and between different species were observed. Discriminate analysis was used for the values for micronutrient content for all fish species analyzed in order to identify samples of similar chemical composition and respective food habits. Concerning populational risk to toxic elements exposure, in this case As and Hg, it was possible to conclude that Corvina and Pescada from Cananeia and Corvina, Sardinha and Tainha from Cubatao presented the highest values for As exceeding the Brazilian legislation limits for this contaminant. For Hg, all the species analyzed did not exceed the Brazilian legislation limits for predatory and non predatory species. Results from this study also suggest that Corvina species can be used as a bioindicator since this species bioaccumulate metals and remains in the estuary until it reaches adulthood. Thus, Corvina can be considered as a good indicator of the conditions of the coastal region where it inhabits. (author)

  12. Estabilidad de un análogo de capsaicina : Efecto del pH sobre la reacción de descomposición térrnica de vainillilamida del acido pelargónico (N-[4-hidroxi-3-metoxifenil-metil] nonanamida) en solución hidroalcohólica

    Matias, Rossana L.; Sein, Gustavo O.; González, Miriam; Mandrile, Eloy L.; Cafferata, Lázaro F.R.


    La vainillilamida del ácido pelargónico ("capsaicina sintética"), un análogo del compuesto natural N[{4-hidroxi-3-metoxifenil)-metil]-8-metil-(E)-6-nonenamida), es hidrolizada rápidamente en soluciones metanólicas acuosas con valores de pH de 6,O, 8,5 y 10,5 y en un ámbito de temperaturas comprendido entre 50ºC y 100ºC. El análisis cualitativo de los principales productos de la reacción fue realizado utilizando CG-EM. La cinética de la reacción, medida utilizando espectroscopía ultra- violeta...

  13. Characterization and corrosion behavior of phytic acid coatings, obtained by chemical conversion on magnesium substrates in physiological solution; Caracterizacion y comportamiento frente a la corrosion de recubrimientos de acido fitico, obtenidos por conversion quimica, sobre substratos de magnesio en solucion fisiologica

    Hernandez-Alvarado, L. A.; Lomeli, M. A.; Hernandez, L. S.; Miranda, J. M.; Narvaez, L.; Diaz, I.; Garcia-Alonso, M. C.; Escudero, M. L.


    In order to improve the corrosion resistance of biodegradable magnesium and AZ31 magnesium alloy implants, a phytic acid coating has been applied on both substrates and their protective effect against corrosion has been assessed. The morphology and the chemical nature of the conversion coating were analyzed by SEM/EDX, XRD and FTIR. The spectra showed that the conversion coating was amorphous, and it was composed of Mg, O, and P on magnesium surface, along with Al, Zn and C on AZ31 alloy. The main coating components were chelate compounds formed by phytic acid and metallic ions. The corrosion resistance of bare and coated samples was evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization technique in Hank's solution at 37 degree centigrade. The results indicate that phytic acid conversion coatings provided a very effective protection to the magnesium substrates studied. (Author)


    Javier Antonio Padilla Funes


    Full Text Available Objetivo. Uno de los efectos secundarios mas notables de la Gentamicina es su nefrotoxicidad. En este estudio se propone el posible efecto nefroprotector del acido ascorbico como barredor de radicales libres de oxigeno. Metodología. Se ejecuto un estudio experimental en 24 conejos machos, raza Nueva Zelanda, cuyo peso fue de 1,5 +/- 0,5 Kg. Los sujetos experimentales fueron distribuidos en tres grupos. El grupo Control se manejo con Gentamicina a dosis de 80 mg/Kg/dia por via IM. El grupo Acido Ascorbico se trato a dosis de 200 mg/kg/dia via IP y Gentamicina 80mg/Kg/dia IM. El grupo Sham se manejo con SSN 0,9% por via IP e IM, durante cinco dias consecutivos, para cada grupo. Se determinaron los siguientes parametros: creatinina serica, N-Acetil s-D glucosaminidasa urinaria (NAG-U, diuresis e histopatologia de las muestras renales. Resultados. La creatinina serica fue significativamente mayor para el grupo Control respecto al grupo Acido Ascorbico (p<0,05. Respecto a la diuresis, se observo una tendencia a la poliuria en el grupo Control. En cuanto a NAG-U, se observo inhibicion completa de la actividad enzimatica en el grupo Acido Ascorbico. El analisis histopatologico demuestra hallazgos de necrosis tubular aguda en el 100% del grupo control, mientras que en el grupo Acido Ascorbico se obtuvo en un 50% de los sujetos unicamente detritos intraluminales. Conclusiones. La administracion concomitante de Acido Ascorbico con Gentamicina, disminuye significativamente el dano tubular renal, evidenciado en los valores de creatinina serica, NAG, diuresis e histopatologia renal.

  15. Inhibición del Oscurecimiento con Mucílago de Nopal (Opuntia ficus indica) en el Secado se Plátano Roatán Inhibition the Darkening with Cactus Mucilage (Opuntia ficus indica) during Drying of Banana Roatán

    Laura V Aquino; Juan Rodríguez; Lilia L Méndez; Kenia F Torres


    El objetivo de este estudio fue inhibir el oscurecimiento durante el deshidratado de plátano Roatán (Musa cavendish), usando una solución de mucílago de nopal (Opuntia ficus indica) combinado con diferentes concentraciones de acido cítrico y bisulfito de sodio. El tratamiento se aplicó siguiendo un diseño experimental 2³, siendo los factores y niveles: pre-tratamiento (mucílago-acido cítrico-bisulfito de sodio) y concentración (alta y baja). Para el secado se usaron cortes transversales de pl...


    Galo Cárdenas; Edelio Taboada; Armando Bravo; S. Patricia Miranda


    Chitosan was obtained from shrimps shells (pleuroncodes monodon) using chemical methods. A series of chitosan (QS)charged with solution of copper, cobalt, nickel and mercury ions were prepared at room temperature using the batch method. N-3,5-diethylamino benzoyl chitosan (QDAB); N,O-dimercapto succinate chitosan (QNOT) and 4-aminobenzoate chitosan (QAB) derivatives were prepared. The chitosan metal adducts with Cu, Co, Ni and Hg ions and derivatives maximum loading is discussed. Chitosan and...

  17. Rapid semi-quantitative determination of bismuth in minerals using ascending paper chromatography (1961)

    The bismuth is separated by a solvent made up of acetone, water, and hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids. The bismuth is developed with dimercapto-2.5 thio-diazole-1.3.4 and ammonium sulphide. The use of this method for the detection of bismuth in minerals makes it possible to determine the metal at a concentration of 5 x 10-6. (author)

  18. Radiographic Evaluation of Children with Febrile Urinary Tract Infection: Bottom-Up, Top-Down, or None of the Above?

    Prasad, Michaella M.; Cheng, Earl Y.


    The proper algorithm for the radiographic evaluation of children with febrile urinary tract infection (FUTI) is hotly debated. Three studies are commonly administered: renal-bladder ultrasound (RUS), voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), and dimercapto-succinic acid (DMSA) scan. However, the order in which these tests are obtained depends on the methodology followed: bottom-up or top-down. Each strategy carries advantages and disadvantages, and some groups now advocate even less of a workup (no...

  19. Renal Toxicity of Mercuric Chloride at Different Time Intervals in Rats

    W.A. Al-Madani


    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to study the renal toxicity of mercuric chloride in rats at different periods of time. The following groups of rats were studied: i control, ii placebo, iii rats injected with a single ip dose of 100 mg/kg body weight of 2, 3 dimercapto- 1-propanesulfonic acid, iv rats injected with a single ip dose of 100 mg/kg body weight of 2, 3 dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS followed by a single dose ip of 2.0 mg HgCl2/kg body weight one hour after DMPS injection v rats injected with a single ip dose of 2.0 mg HgCl2/kg body weight. Results indicate that mercuric chloride was more toxic after 48 hours of its administration when compared to 24 hours. Mercuric chloride administration caused an impairment of renal function which was evident from a significant decrease in urine volume, urinary excretion of urea, creatinine and glomerular filteration rate (P < 0.001 when compared to other treated groups. There was an increased excretion of protein, albumin and γ—glutamyltransferase in the urine of mercuric chloride treated rats. Administration of 2, 3 dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid before mercuric chloride treatment caused the altered indices to return to near normal levels.

  20. A method for the determination of ascorbic acid using the iron(II)-pyridine-dimethylglyoxime complex

    Arya, S. P.; Mahajan, M. [Haryana, Kurukshetra Univ. (India). Dept. of Chemistry


    A simple and rapid spectrophotometric method for the determination of ascorbic acid is proposed. Ascorbic acid reduces iron (III) to iron (II) which forms a red colored complex with dimethylglyoxime in the presence of pyridine. The absorbance of the resulting solution is measured at 514 nm and a linear relationship between absorbance and concentration of ascorbic acid is observed up to 14 {mu}g ml{sup -1}. Studies on the interference of substances usually associated with ascorbic acid have been carried out and the applicability of the method has been tested by analysing pharmaceutical preparations of vitamin C. [Italiano] Si propone un rapido e semplice metodo spettrofotometrico per la determinazione dell`acido ascorbico. L`acido ascorbico riduce il ferro(III) a ferro(II) che forma con la dimetilgliossima, in presenza di piridina, un complesso colorato in rosso. L`assorbanza della soluzione risultante e` misurata a 514 nm e si ottiene una relazione lineare tra assorbanza e concentrazione dell`acido ascorbico fino a 14 {mu}g ml{sup -1}. Si sono condotti studi sugli interferenti usualmente associati all`acido ascorbico ed e` stata valutata l`applicabilita` del metodo all`analisi di preparati farmaceutici di vitamina C.

  1. Influence of cysteamine and A.E.T. on cerebral activity of irradiated adult rabbit

    The radioprotective action of cysteamine and A.E.T. on the central nervous system of rabbits exposed to a whole-body gamma irradiation (650 rads) was studied. The rabbits were given intravenous injection of cysteamine (100 mg/kg) and A.E.T. (50 mg/kg), 20 minutes before irradiation. Modifications of behavior, arousal, electrical activities of different cerebral structures and blood acido-basic equilibrium were used as criteria. It was concluded that cysteamine and A.E.T. had a pronounced radioprotective action on central nervous system. Arousal was normal. Radiation induced hyperexcitability was reduced. Blood acido-basic equilibrium modifications did not appear to play an important role in radiation induced cerebral hyperexcitability

  2. Erros de tradução e estabilidade telomérica

    Silva, Filipa Isabel Serra e


    A manuten¸c˜ao de um proteoma est´avel ´e crucial para a homeostase celular. Ao processo de tradu¸c˜ao da sequˆencia de nucle´otidos de um gene para a sequˆencia de amino´acidos de uma prote´ına est´a associada uma taxa de erro basal de cerca de 10 −4, com a qual a c´elula lida atrav´es de mecanismos de controlo de qualidade das prote´ınas. A incorpora¸c˜ao incorrecta de amino´acidos nas prote´ınas sintetizadas de novo tende a aumentar quando as c´elulas est˜ao expostas a co...

  3. Identificação de exopolissacarídeos em presença de iões nitrito e nitrato

    Oliveira, Rosário; Azeredo, Joana


    A identificação de exopolissacarídeos em presença de iões nitrito e nitrato não pode ser feita pela aplicação direta do método do fenol-acido sulfúrico, uma vez que há forte interferência por parte destes iões. Isto torna-se particularmente relevante quando se pretende estudar a produção de exopolissacarídeos por microorganismos nitrificantes e desnitrificantes. O interesse da utilização do método do fenol-acido sulfúrico, inicialmente descrito por Dubois et al. (1956), reside na sua simplici...

  4. Síntesis de Derivados Fotoactivos de Ácidos Biliares para Aplicaciones Biológicas

    Rohacova ., Jana


    Los acidos biliares son esteroides biosintetizados en el higado que actuan como tensoactivos, facilitando la digestion de los lipidos. Para ello, circulan y se reutilizan en un movimiento conocido como circulacion enterohepatica, un proceso muy complejo en el que no todas las etapas estan perfectamente entendidas. Con el proposito de estudiar algunos aspectos relacionados con la circulacion enterohepatica, en la presente Tesis Doctoral se planteo preparar derivados fotoactivos de ...

  5. Síntese de esteres poliméricos a partir do poli(álcool vinílico) para aplicação como filtros solares

    Sakae, George Hideki


    Resumo: O presente trabalho apresenta o desenvolvimento de esteres polimericos com propriedades de absorcao na regiao do UV, obtidos atraves da reacao do poli(alcool vinilico) (PVAl) parcialmente hidrolisado (87-89%) e os anidridos dos acidos cinamico, anisico e p-metoxicinamico, buscando sua utilizacao na composicao de formulacoes fotoprotetoras. Para a modificacao quimica do polimero foram testadas algumas metodologias, assim denominadas neste trabalho: "One-pot", Aduto de Vilsmeier e Anidr...

  6. Molluscicidal activity of various solvent extracts from Solanum nigrum var. villosum L. aerial parts against Galba truncatula

    Hammami H.; Mezghani-Jarraya R.; Damak M.; Ayadi A.


    Molluscicidal activity of Solanum nigrum var. villosum (morelle velue) extracts and their fractions were tested against the mollusca gastropoda Galba truncatula intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica. The results indicated that the hydro-methanol (MeOH-H2O) immature fruit extract possess the highest molluscicidal activity (LC50 = 3.96 mg/L) against Galba truncatula compared with other tested compounds. After acido-basic treatment, the methanolic extract fraction isolated from the immature fru...

  7. Obsah vlákniny a jejích frakcí v čiroku setém

    Hanzlová, Veronika


    The literary part of this thesis presents a comprehensive general view of sorghum, particularly its morphological characteristics and methods of cultivation. There are also mentioned advantages and disadvantages of using sorghum and its comparison with corn. The practical part is focused on determination of dry matter, ash, crude fiber, neuro-detergent fiber (NDF) acid-detergent fiber (ADF), hemicelluloses and acido-detergent lignin (ADL). The samples consisted of four sorghum hybrids -...

  8. El ensayo del ácido 2-tiobarbitúrico (atb) para medir la degradación autooxidativa de aceites vegetales comestibles

    Vicario Romero, Isabel María


    En esta memoria se lleva a cabo un estudio general sobre el ensayo del acido 2-tiobarbiturico (atb) y su aplicacion a la determinacion de la degradacion autooxidativa de aceites vegetales comestibles. la recopilacion de todo el material cientifico disponible sobre este ensayo hasta el presente nos permite conocer las caracteristicas de la reaccion y su importancia en la valoracion de la degradacion autooxidativa de alimentos y otros sistemas biologicos, asi como las tecnicas empleadas y las a...

  9. Potencial biofarmac??utico de los residuos de la industria ole??cola

    Ramos-Comerzana, A.; Monteoliva-S??nchez, M.


    El tratamiento de los residuos de la industria ole??cola plantea serios problemas, especialmente en el area mediterr??nea. En este trabajo se revisa la posibilidad de utilizaci??n y aprovechamiento de los mencionados residuos con fines terap??uticos. Una alternativa consiste en aprovechar el potencial farmac??utico de los polifenoles, por su utilidad como antioxidantes y como antimicrobianos. Se hace referencia a otro tipo de compuestos como el acido masl??nico. Otra posibilida...

  10. Innovative Nutritional Aspects of locally produced Italian cheeses



    Il formaggio sta dimostrando possedere, oltre alle caratteristiche nutrizionali classiche, degli aspetti nutrizionali innovati derivanti dalle proprietà di peptidi bioattivi contenuti nella frazione proteica caseinica del formaggio e rilasciati in seguito a proteolisi, ed ancora dalle proprietà di acidi grassi insaturi, quale l’acido linoleico coniugato. L’obiettivo di tale studio di dottorato è stato indagare su questi aspetti nutrizionali innovativi in formaggi tipici italiani quali Grana P...

  11. Modellazione analitica del processo di corrosione di armature in calcestruzzo armato e validazione sperimentale mediante prove non distruttive

    Bossio, Antonio


    Il calcestruzzo armato è uno dei materiali da costruzione più resistenti e duraturo. I processi di degrado che interessano il calcestruzzo possono essere di carattere fisico (cicli di gelo-disgelo), meccanico (urti, abrasioni, erosioni), chimico (reazioni alcali-aggregati, attacco acido, solfatico), biologico (azione del fouling) e strutturale (sovraccarichi, sollecitazioni cicliche). Frequentemente alcuni processi si sovrappongono, dando luogo ad azioni sinergiche. Nelle strutture armate, in...

  12. Effect of green tea supplementation on the microbiological, antioxidant, and sensory properties of probiotic milks

    Najgebauer-Lejko, Dorota


    Green tea and its constituents are known for a wide range of health-promoting properties. They may exert antimicrobial action but without altering lactic acid bacteria. The aim of the present study was to estimate the effect of green tea addition on the selected properties of probiotic milks. Bioyogurts (fermented with ABT-1 coculture of Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12) and acidophilus milks (fermented with pure L. acido...

  13. Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis, Hypokalemic Paralysis, Nephrocalcinosis, Primary Hypothyroidism, Growth Retardation, Osteomalacia and Osteoporosis Leading to Pathological Fracture: A Case Report

    Mayada Mohammad Swar; Mohammad Mizanur Rahman; Khairy Mostafa Sharkawi; Basak, Ramen C.


     Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a constellation of syndromes arising from different derangements of tubular acid transport. Recent advances in the biology of urinary acidification have allowed us to discern various molecular mechanisms responsible for these syndromes. RTA often presents as renal stone disease with nephrocalcinosis, ricket/osteomalacia and growth retardation in children with ultimate short stature in adulthood. The case reported here has features of distal renal tubular acido...

  14. Estudo de permeaçao cutânea in vitro do ácido kójico

    Gomara, Fernanda de Lacerda


    Resumo: Desordens no processo melanogenico podem causar as hiperpigmentacoes, sendo a de maior frequencia o melasma. O acido kojico e um dos despigmentantes topicos utilizados no tratamento destas hipercromias. A acao de um produto dermatologico deve ser topica, nao devendo atingir niveis sistemicos. Um dos fatores que pode definir o nivel de acao, topica ou sistemica, e o veiculo. Neste contesto, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o grau de permeacao cutanea in vitro, celula de F...

  15. DMTMM, un nuovo reattivo di "coupling" per la sintesi di ammidi in fase solida ed in fase omogenea

    Falchi, Alessandro; Giacomelli, Giampaolo; Porcheddu, Andrea; Taddei, Maurizio


    La formazione di un legame ammidico é la reazione per la quale esistono forse più metodi disponibili in letteratura. Nonostante tale abbondanza di metodi, non sono molti i reattivi che formano un legame ammidico direttamente a partire dall’acido carbossilico e dalla ammina, che funzionano sia su fase solida che su fase omogenea senza la formazione di molti sottoprodoti e che limitano la possibilità di racemizzazione allorquando si lavori con α-amminoacidi. Molto versatile é ris...

  16. Estudos morfoanatômico, fitoquímico e de atividades biológicas de folha e caule de Eugenia Pyriformis Cambess., Myrtaceae.

    Armstrong, Lorene


    Resumo: A especie Eugenia pyriformis Cambess., conhecida popularmente como uvaia, e uma Myrtaceae nativa do Brasil. Suas folhas sao utilizadas na medicina popular para o tratamento de gota, pois possui a propriedade de baixar os niveis de acido urico. Este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar estudos morfoanatomico, fitoquimico e de atividades biologicas de folha e caule da especie, acrescentando dados ao conhecimento dessa planta medicinal e potencial droga vegetal. O material vegetal foi co...

  17. Determinazione del fosforo: metodo spettrofotometrico in assorbimento molecolare

    Tartari, Gabriele A.


    Metodo analitico interno al laboratorio di idrochimica del CNR-ISE di Verbania per la determinazione del fosforo reattivo al molibdato. L'ortofosfato reagisce con l'ammonio molibdato ed il potassio antimonio tartrato con formazione del complesso antimonio fosfomolibdico, a sua volta ridotto dall'acido L-ascorbico al colorante blu di molibdeno il cui spettro di assorbimento presenta il massimo di assorbanza a 890 nm.

  18. Evaluation studies of cleaning methods for artworks: from chelating agents on inorganic substrates to Dry cleaning treatments on contemporary surfaces

    Selva Bonino, Valentina Emanuela


    Il progetto di tesi presenta due studi riguardanti, un intervento di pulitura, cosiddetto tradizionale su supporti inorganici e dipinti murali e una nuova applicazione di metodi a secco per il trattamento di pulitura di superficie (Dry cleaning). In particolare, il primo riguarda l'applicazione di soluzioni di agenti chelanti, in particolare il sale trisodico diidrato dell'acido etilendiamminotetraacetico e il sale tribasico diidrato del citrato di sodio, su substrati inorganici, cioè carb...

  19. Design and Synthesis of Immunoconjugates and Development of an Indirect ELISA for Rapid Detection of 3, 5-Dinitrosalicyclic Acid Hydrazide

    Yuan-Ming Sun; Yue-Ming Jiang; Zhi-Li Xiao; Hong Wang; Hong-Tao Lei; Shi-Wei Zhang; Yu-Dong Shen


    In this study novel immunoconjugates were designed, synthesized and then used to develop a rapid, specific and sensitive indirect ELISA method to directly detect residues of 3,5-dinitrosalicyclic acid hydrazide (DNSH), a toxic metabolite of nifursol present in chicken tissues. The hapten DNSHA was first designed and used to covalently couple to BSA to form an immunogen which was immunized to rabbits to produce a polyclonal antibody against DNSH. Furthermore, a novel 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acido...

  20. Evaluación de la mezcla de un prebiótico y un ácido orgánico en la salud intestinal y parámetros productivos de pollos de engorde

    Jaramillo Benavides, Alvaro Hugo


    El objetivo del presente trabajó de investigación fue evaluar el efecto de un ácido orgánico (Acido fumárico) y un prebiótico comercial (Fortifeed®), y la combinación de éstos frente a un antibiótico promotor de crecimiento (Bacitracina de Zn) y un control, en el alimento de pollos de engorde, determinando los parámetros productivos y salud intestinal.

  1. Mejoramiento del valor nutritivo de residuales azucareros mediante el enriquecimiento con deyecciones de gallinas ponedoras (Improvement of nutritious value of sugar residual by the enrichment with egg-laying hens manures)

    Gutberto Solano Silvera, Pedro L. Fonseca, Luís Escalona y Ricardo Ramírez


    RESUMEN El trabajo tiene como objetivo emplear una un nivel del consumo y digestibilidad de la mezcla seca de cachaza, bagacillo, residual materia seca aceptable así como en la azucarado y residual acido (REINAZ), de la ganancia diaria de peso vivo. Se sugiere industria azucarera como absorbente de las tener en cuenta esta nueva alternativa para deyecciones excretadas por gallinas mejorar el valor nutritivo del REINAZ lo que ponedoras situadas en jaulas, par...

  2. Development of acidophilus milk via selected probiotics &amp; prebiotics using artificial neural network

    B. R. Aruna; Pratima Khandelwal; Zeynab Raftaniamiri


    Commercial interest in functional foods containing probiotic strains has consistently increased due to the awareness of gut health. Recent advancements are leading to development of synbiotic foods, containing prebiotics and probiotics bearing synergistic effects of the two. Thus, in present study, synbiotic acido- philus milk was developed satisfying functional dairy food properties. Different sets of milk were fermented with probiotic cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bif...

  3. First-principles study of interaction between molecules and gold surface

    By using density functional theory, the authors have investigated the interaction between a thiol-phenyl molecule (4-4'-dimercapto-biphenyl) and a gold surface. The frontier orbit theory and the perturbation theory are also employed to determine quantitatively the constant of interaction energy. The results show that the bonding between the sulfur atom and the gold atoms corresponds mainly to the covalent bond and some molecular orbits are extended over the molecule and gold cluster which certainly give channels for the charge transport. While the other molecular orbits are localized, charge transport can take place by tunnel mechanism

  4. Chelation therapy in intoxications with mercury, lead and copper

    Cao, yang; Skaug, Marit Aralt; Andersen, Ole;


    In the present review we provide an update of the appropriate use of chelating agents in the treatment of intoxications with compounds of mercury, lead and copper. The relatively new chelators meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and 2,3-dimercapto-propanesulphonate (DMPS) can effectively...... mobilize deposits of mercury as well as of lead into the urine. These drugs can be administered orally and have relatively low toxicity compared to the classical antidote dimercaptopropanol (BAL). d-Penicillamine has been widely used in copper overload, although 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid or...

  5. Bilayer polymer coating containing a polyaniline for corrosion protection of iron

    Yano, Jun; Nakatani, Kazumasa; Harima, Yutaka; Kitani, Akira


    A poly(2-N-phenylamino-4,6-dimercapto-S-triazine) (PPDT) layer was first prepared electrochemically on an iron surface. The PPDT layer strongly adsorbed on the surface because of the polar triazine rings of the PPDT molecules. No electrochemical response of the PPDT layer covered electrode to dissolved Fe(CN)6 3- was observed. This fact indicated that the PPDT layer is an insulating layer with low permeability to dissolved species, and thus acting as a diffusion barrier against agents causing...

  6. Visual test and colorimetric determination of gold(III) with the use of indicator paper

    Khudyakova, Svetlana N.; Kolesnikova, Еkaterina L.; Kholodelshchikova, Julіya A.


    A visual test method has been proposed for the evaluation of the gold content. It is based on the linear dependence between the length of the colored zone on an indicator paper and gold(III) concentration. Indicator paper was covered by a polymer film and was in contact with the solution tested along one edge during analysis. It was impregnated by 3-phenyl-2,6-dimercapto-1,4-thiopyrone or by precipitate of its complex with copper(II). Besides Cu(II) can be replaced by the Au(III) ion tested i...

  7. Fotólise do ácido salicílico na presença de ciclo dextrina = Photolisys of the salicylic acid in the presence of â-cyclodextrin

    Reinaldo Aparecido Bariccatti


    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, utilizou-se a espectroscopia de UV/VIS para estudar afotodegradacao por luz UV do acido salicilico em cavidade de ƒÀ-ciclo dextrina. Verificou-se uma reducao na velocidade de fotodegradacao do acido salicilico de 34,5% em pH 7 e de 17,5% em pH 4 quando se adiciona a ƒÀ-ciclo dextrina na solucao. O valor obtido para aconstante de dissociacao do complexo acido salicilico e ƒÀ-ciclo dextrina foi de 4,3}0,5 L10-3 mol/L.In this work the UV/VIS spectroscopy was used to study the photo degradation by UV light of the salicylic acid in cavity of ƒÀ-cyclodextrin. A reduction in the speed of degradation of thesalicylic acid of 34.5% in pH 7 and of 17.5% in pH 4 was observed when ƒÀ-cyclodextrin is added to the solution. The obtained value to the constant of dissociation of the salicylic acid complex and of the ƒÀ-cyclodextrin was of 4.3}0.5x10-3 mol/L.

  8. 三维网状冠醚配合物(Bu4N){[K(18-C-6)][Cd4(dmit)2(dmt)3]}的合成与结构%Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a Novel Three-dimensional Network Crown Ether Complex (Bu4N) {[K(18-C-6)][Cd4(dmit)2(dmt)3]}

    王大奇; 窦建民; 牛梅菊; 李大成; 刘颖



  9. Residualidad del ácido sulfúrico aplicado como enmienda, y calculado de acuerdo con la CIC y con la suma de bases, sobre la estabilidad de los agregados en dos suelos salino-sódicos de la zona de Palmaseca, Valle del Cauca Residualidad del acido sulfúrico aplicado como enmienda, y calculado de acuerdo con la c 1c y con la suma de bases, sobre la estabilidad de los agregados en dos suelos salino-sódicos de la zona de palma seca, Valle del Cauca

    Charry Calle Jairo


    Full Text Available Los dos suelos salino-sódicos se cultivaron sucesivamente con algodón (Gossypium hirsutum var. Gossica P-21, soya (Glycine max var. ICA- Tunía y fríjol (Phaseolus vulgaris var. ICA- Gualí. La estabilidad de los agregados para los suelos, tratamientos y cultivos, se comparó calculando el área localizada debajo de cada una de las curvas aditivas porcentuales de los agregados, entre los parámetros menor de 025 mm y 0.42-0.84 mm.Residuality of sulfuric acid applied as amendment and calculated according to CEC and Sum of Exchangeable Bases (Ca, Mg, Na and K on the aggregate stability of two saline-sodic soils from Palmaseca zone , Cauca Valley, successively cultivated in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum var. Gossica P- 211. soybean (Glycine max var. ICA Tunía and bean (Phaseolus vulgaris var. ICA-Gualí was studied. The aggregate stability for two soils, treatments and crops, was compared by calculating the area located below each one of the accumulative percentage curves of aggregates, between less than 025 mm and 0.42-084 mm parameters. The results showed: A percent increase up to 56% in the aggregate stability of both soils, in treatments calculated according to CEC cultivated in soybean, and Sum of Exchangeable Bases cultivated in bean. The characteristic roots do not have a pronounced effect on aggregation. The initial and final chemical analysis of soils cultivated in cotton, bean and soybean showed in general, a 90 to 98% reductions of levels of sulphate, exchangeable sodium and exchangeable sodium percentage.

  10. Influence of Isosacarinic acid on the sorption of {sup 2}38Pu, {sup 1}52 Eu, {sup 7}5Se, {sup 6}0Co, {sup 6}3Ni and {sup 1}09Cd on CSH phases of relation different CaO / SiO{sub 2}; Influencia del acido isosacarinico (ISA) en la sorcion de {sup 2}38Pu, {sup 1}52Eu, {sup 7}5Se. {sup 6}0Co, {sup 6}3Ni y {sup 1}09Cd sobre fases CSH de diferente relacion Cao/SiO{sub 2}

    Garcia-Gutierrez, M.; Missana, T.; Mingarro, M.; Morejon, J.; Gil, P.; Galan, H.


    The storage of radioactive waste on the surface are the main barrier to the migration of radionuclides in concrete and mortar. The alkaline environment created by these materials produce degradation compounds cellulose, from the paper, wood, cotton, etc .., widely present in the contaminated material as waste, to acid isosacarinic. (Author)

  11. Análise descritiva quantitativa do palmito de pupunheira Quantitative descriptive analysis of pejibaye palm heart

    Marta Regina Verruma-Bernardi


    Full Text Available Este estudo foi conduzido para descrever o perfil sensorial do palmito de pupunha. A análise descritiva quantitativa (ADQ foi utilizada para descrever os atributos sensoriais relacionados à aparência, aroma, e textura de três marcas comerciais de palmito de pupunha. As amostras foram avaliadas por uma equipe selecionada com onze provadores e foram definidos nove atributos sensoriais: cor amarela, aparência uniforme e úmida, aroma e sabor não característicos, sabor acido, residual acido e textura macia. Houve diferenças significativas em seis atributos entre as três marcas testadas. Os provadores descreveram os palmitos de pupunha como: cor amarela clara, aparência uniforme e úmida, aroma e sabor não característicos e sabor ácido com valores intermediários, residual acido e amargor final com valores de pouco e textura muito macia a uma textura intermediária.This research was carried out to establish the sensory profile of pejibaye palm heart. The quantitative descriptive analysis was used to establish the sensory attributes related to appearance, flavor, taste and texture of tree commercial marks of pejibaye palm heart. These samples were evaluated by eleven trained panelists who described nine sensory attributes: yellow color, uniform and humid appearance, non-characteristic aroma and flavor, acid flavor, residual acid taste, and soft texture. There were significant differences in six attributes among the three tested marks. Panelists described the pejibaye palm heart as: light yellow color, uniform and humid appearance, non-characteristic aroma and flavor, acid flavor with medium values, acid residual taste and bitterness final taste from little values and high soft texture to an medium value texture.

  12. Revista de tesis de la facultad de medicina de bogotá

    Revista, Facultad de Medicina


    Recto sigmoidoscopia y algunas observaciones sobre cirugia proctológica. Tesis de grado, 1942. Por Ernesto Andrade Valderrama /  Difteria en Ibagué. Tesis de grado, 1942. - Por Luis A. Blanco Gutiérrez / Estudio hlstológico normal del endometrio durante el ciclo menstrual por medio de la biopsia por aspiración. Tesis de grado. 1942. - Por Enrique Darnalt Restrepo / Relacion cloro-globular, cloro-plasmático en los desequilibrios acido-basicos de la infancia. Tesis de grado. 1942. - Por Roberto...

  13. Role of central nervous system in acute radiation syndrome functional metabolic encephalopathy

    In adult rabbit, the effect on the brain of a whole-body or encephalic gamma irradiation is a function of the absorbed dose and begins after 25 rads. Three phases are described in the mechanism of radiation effect. In the initial phase, irradiation acts as a direct stimulus of cerebral structures. The second phase is a response towards aggression which includes: the effect of stimulation of various cerebral structures; their response and the induced feed-back mechanism; the release of metabolites inducing a functional metabolic encephalopathy in which occur: modification of blood pressure; modification of pulmonary ventilation; modification of acido-basic blood equilibrium. The third phase consists of functional recovery

  14. Intoxicación por fluoroacetato de sodio

    Juliana Granada; Diego Andrés Rodríguez


    El fluoroacetato de sodio es conocido como compuesto 1080, fue descubierto por químicos alemanes durante la segunda guerra mundial. Es un compuesto inodoro e insaboro, soluble en agua, la dosis letal 50 en humanos es de 2 a 4 mg/kg. Debido a su letalidad, ha sido retirado del mercado en algunos países incluyendo Colombia. Este compuesto causa efectos bioquímicos y fisiológicos como acumulación de citrato, alteración de los trasportadores mitocondriales del citrato, acumulación de acido láctic...

  15. Mössbauer study of magnetic nanoparticles encapsulated in vermiculite

    P. Paci Araujo; V. Kumar Garg; A. Carlos de Oliveira; E.C. de Oliveira Lima; L. Rebelo Guilherme; D. de O. Cintra e Silva; P. César Morais


    En este estudio analizamos la preparación exitosa de nanocompuestos magnéticos constituidos por nano-partículas magnéticas encapsuladas dentro de vermiculita expandida térmicamente. Las partículas cuya superficie fueron recubiertas (con acido oleico) y no recubiertas fueron encapsuladas a través de la inmersión del molde hospedero dentro de un medio de fluido magnético. Las muestras fueron caracterizadas mediante microscopía electrónica de transmisión, difracción de rayos X y espectroscopia M...

  16. Estudio espectroscópico y efecto láser en SO(2)-análogos de Pteridinas y Piridopirimidinas

    Weigand Talavera, Rosa


    El objeto de estudio de esta tesis ha sido, por un lado, la caracterización espectroscópica de algunos derivados de dos familias de compuestos: 2,2-dioxidos de aminopirido (2,3-c) -1,2,6-tiadiazinas y 2,2-dioxidos de pirazino(2,3-c)-1,2,6-tiadiazinas en dimetilsulfoxido y acetonitrilo, con objeto de ver su aplicación como láseres de colorante. Estos compuestos presentan comportamiento acido-base en estos disolventes y las diferentes especies han sido caracterizadas a través de espectros de ab...

  17. CLA as a nutraceutical molecule: concentration in foods, estimation of intake in Italy and genetic factors affecting thesynthesis in animal tissue



    Gli isomeri del CLA (Acido Linoleico Coniugato) potrebbero avere effetti benefici sulla salute in relazione al raggiungimento di un determinato intake, ma, per quanto ci è dato sapere, non esiste letteratura in Italia riguardante l'effettiva quantità di CLA negli alimenti e al relativo intake nell'uomo. Quindi è stata condotta una quantificazione degli isomeri c9,t11 e t10,c12 negli alimenti disponibili sul mercato italiano, seguita da una stima dell'intake di questi isomeri in una coorte del...

  18. Yogurt funcional alto CLA

    Massa Grilli, Elisa


    La presencia de compuestos bioactivos en la grasa láctea ha despertado gran interés ya que se le atribuyen efectos preventivos frente a enfermedades de alto impacto en la población. Se ha demostrado que los sistemas de alimentación basados en pastoreo incrementan la presencia de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados y específicamente del acido linoleico conjugado, obteniéndose un alimento funcional que presenta propiedades beneficiosas sobre la salud. El objetivo del presente ...

  19. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U16228-1 [Dicty_cDB

    Full Text Available us luminescens subsp. ... 38 1.8 AM180252_1119( AM180252 |pid:none) Lawsonia intracellul...:none) Teredinibacter turnerae T7901, ... 97 2e-18 CP000140_2186( CP000140 |pid:none) Parabacteroides distasoni...e) Flavobacterium johnsoniae UW101,... 92 8e-22 CP000282_2919( CP000282 |pid:none) Saccharophagus degrad...e) Streptococcus pneumoniae JJA, co... 64 2e-09 CP000360_1475( CP000360 |pid:none) Acido...9 CP000725_1066( CP000725 |pid:none) Streptococcus gordonii str. Cha... 62 8e-09 CP000317_20( CP000317 |pid:none) Polaromonas


    Héctor Suárez M; Sandra Pardo C; Misael Cortes R


    Objetivo. Determinar los cambios microestructurales, texturales y sensoriales de filetes sajados de híbrido de cachama. Materiales y métodos. Filetes empacados al vacío y sometidos a refrigeración durante 30 días a 3ºC fueron analizados bajo tres tratamientos de preservación; extracto crudo de bacteriocinas, acido láctico y control por medio de microscopia de luz. Resultados. El espacio entre las fibras musculares fue aumentando gradualmente y el arreglo arquitectónico fue alterado a lo largo...

  1. Aislamiento, selección y caracterización de una bacteria ácido láctica porcina como probiótico en lechones post destete

    Rebolledo Londoño, Ángelo


    Con el objetivo de identificar y caracterizar bacterias acido lácticas BAL de origen porcino asociadas al estado de sanidad intestinal de los lechones posdestete, se llevó a cabo un experimento donde se aislaron 38 cepas de BAL para evaluar su potencial de colonización del tracto gastrointestinal a través de la prueba de in vitro de adhesión y aglutinación a mannosa. Se seleccionó la BAL L605 y se evaluó su capacidad para fermentar alimentos balanceados basados en maíz y soya, utilizados en l...

  2. Caracterización y potencial probiótico de bacterias lácticas aisladas de leche de oveja guirra



    Diversos estudios señalan que varias especies pertenecientes a las Bacterias Acido Lácticas (BAL) poseen propiedades probióticas y se encuentran comúnmente en los derivados lácteos. Actualmente, en la Comunidad Valenciana se comercializan quesos frescos y madurados elaborados a partir de la leche de oveja guirra, autóctona de esta comunidad e incluida dentro del catálogo de razas protegidas en España. Sin embargo, hasta el momento no se han realizado ensayos para determinar el potencial probi...




    Diferentes materiales adsorbentes fueron preparados a partir de la cascarilla de arroz (un residuo lignocelulósico agroindustrial), para la remoción de cromo presente en las aguas resultantes de la curtición, debido a su alta toxicidad para la salud humana y a nivel ambiental. La cascarilla de arroz se evaluó como ceniza y carbón activado con acido fosfórico e hidróxido de sodio como agentes activantes. La parte experimental consistió en la calcinación de la cascarilla de arroz, activación qu...

  4. Utilización de la biomasa residual del cultivo de la piña (Ananas Comosus) para la desproteinización enzimática de desechos de la actividad camaronera

    Javier Rodrigo Alpízar Cordero; Luis Roberto Villegas Peñaranda; Sergio Madrigal Carballo; María Sibaja Ballestero


    Se realizó un estudio para comprobar la capacidad desproteinizante de extractos proteicos obtenidos a partir de desechos de rastrojo de piña a diferentes concentraciones sobre los sub-productos de la actividad camaronera. El extracto proteolítico de los desechos de rastrojo de piña se obtuvo a partir de desechos de tallos utilizando un buffer de acido sulfúrico. Este extracto se caracterizó al determinar el contenido de proteína, de azucares totales y su actividad enzimática, contra un patrón...

  5. Estudio espectroscópico y teórico del ácido valproico y algunos compuestos derivados con actividad antiepiléptica

    Comelli, Nieves Carolina


    Con base en nuestro supuesto acerca de que variaciones en la actividad anticonvulsiva de Suvpd, Chvpd, Etvpd, Dmvpd, Vpd, Ipvpd, Vpa, Prvpa podrían ser explicadas a partir del estudio de los efectos del sustituyente acilo (R2) y del solvente sobre las propiedades electrónicas del grupo O=C-O/N, en este trabajo de tesis doctoral se propone estudiar, usando herramientas experimentales y computacionales, la hipersuperficie de energía potencial del Acido Valproico (Vpa) y derivados funcionales co...

  6. Mecanismos de ação envolvidos no efeito gastroprotetor do extrato etanólico de Arctium Lappa L. em úlceras gástricas crônicas induzidas por ácido acético em ratos.

    Silva, Luísa Mota da


    Resumo: A Arctium lappa L. é uma planta da família Asteraceae (Compositae), conhecida popularmente como bardana. Estudos anteriores realizados no Departamento de Farmacologia da Universidade Federal do Paraná, demonstraram os efeitos gastroprotetores desta planta na úlcera gástrica induzida por acido acético em ratos. No entanto, o mecanismo de ação envolvido neste efeito não ficou esclarecido. Dessa forma, o presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o mecanismo pelo qual o extrato etanólico...


    Juan Guillermo Ayala Soto; León Raúl Hernández Ochoa; Néstor Gutiérrez Méndez; David Chávez Flores


    La manzana contiene azúcares provenientes principalmente de la fructosa y, en menor grado, de la glucosa y la sacarosa. Además, tiene acido málico y ácido ascórbico, este último agente nutrimental que por lo general se cuantifica. Aproximadamente hay 10 mg de ácido ascórbico en cada 100 g de manzana, aunque eso depende de la calidad y la clase de esta fruta. El ácido ascórbico es un nutrimento esencial que se puede hallar en frutas y verduras; sin embargo, el hombre no puede almacenarlo e...

  8. Protección frente a la tinción dentaria en dientes tratados con tetraciclinas al aplicar un antioxidante (ácido ascórbico)

    Bermúdez Semprún, María Esther; Beltri Orta, Paola; Bartolomé Villar, Begoña


    En la presente investigación pretendemos optimizar los resultados, evitando la coloración coronal, en procedimientos odontológicos donde sea imprescindible el uso de tetraciclinas así como evaluar la disminución de las coloraciones coronales, al aplicar un antioxidante (Acido Ascórbico) en dientes tratados con tetraciclinas (Minociclina y Doxiciclina). En los dientes tratados con minociclina y doxiciclina observamos cambios en la coloración dentaria apreciables tanto en corona como en la raíz...

  9. Lewis acidic zn(ii) schiff base complexes in homogeneous catalysis

    Anselmo, Daniele


    El trabajo descrito en esta tesis muestra estudios hacia nuevas aplicaciones de complejos derivados de bases de Schiff en catálisis homogénea. En concreto, se han investigadoligandos “salen” (incluyendo sistemas quelantes N2S2) ytambiénse han examinado otros aspectos que generalmente se consideran importantes en el contexto del aumento de la sostenibilidad de los procesos químicos. Estudios sobre el uso de estos compuestos acidos de Lewis en la catálisis de la fijación de dióxido de carbono, ...

  10. Química de especies del genero espeletia Espeletia killipii - Espeletia tunjana

    Rubén Darío Torrenegra


    Full Text Available De las partes aéreas de 2 especies del género Espeletia se aislaron compuestos del tipo diterpeno Acido (-i-Kaur-9( 11, 16-dien-19-oico, el (-Kaur-16-en-19-ol, los terpenos friedeiina, sitosterol-estigmasterol, y dos sesquiterpenlactonas del tipo melampólido, Acetato de Longipilin y Polimatin B. Los últimos compuestos no reportados hasta el momento en la química del género Espeletia. Del extracto etanólico se identificaron dos flavonoides: Quercetina y 3-metoxiquercetina.

  11. Inclusión de AINEs en distintas matrices inorgánicas. Estudios de solubilidad y liberación

    Fernández Díez, Alicia


    Se han incorporado diversos AINEs (acido mefenámico y meclofenámico, naproxeno y fenbufen) en distintas matrices inorgánicas: hidroxidos dobles laminares (LDHs de MgAl y de MgAlFe), sílice mesoporosa ordenada (MCM-41) y silicato cálcico para evaluar su posible aplicación como nuevas formulaciones farmacéuticas de liberación modificada. La síntesis de los distintos sistemas matriz-AINEs preparados se ha realizado utilizando distintas condiciones de temperatura, composición del medio de disoluc...

  12. Efecto de Lactobacillus casei, Saccharomyces Rhodopseudomona palustris (microorganismos eficientes em) y melaza en la ganancia de peso de tilapias (Oreochromis sp) en condiciones de laboratorio

    Guillermo Ladino-Orjuela; José A. Rodríguez-Pulido


    La combinación de una bacteria acido láctica, una bacteria fototrófica y una levadura también conocida como EM (effective microorganisms), se le reconoce capacidad sinérgica, sintrópica y metabiotica para disminuir de la capacidad contaminante de las aguas servidas. La MO de los estanques acuícolas la cual, normalmente sevierte, podría ser utilizada como sustrato para el crecimiento de los EM. Los microorganismos pueden servir de alimento a los peces y disminuir tanto los vertimientos a los c...

  13. Bacterias ácido-lácticas que se desarrollan en leche de soja y activan las isoflavonas, producto que las contiene y sus aplicaciones

    Delgado, Susana; Mayo Pérez, Baltasar


    La presente invención hace referencia a una cepa bacteriana del acido láctico perteneciente al género Lactobacillus, caracterizada porque presenta actividad Į-galactosidasa y actividad ȕ- glucosidasa, para la producción de isoflavonas activas. Así mismo, la presente invención hace referencia al uso de al menos una cepa bacteriana del ácido láctico perteneciente al género Lactobacillus para la elaboración de un producto fermentado funcional a base de leche d...

  14. Estudio de adsorción de boro con amberlite IRA 743

    Marín Martínez, Alberto J.


    Este proyecto estudia los equilibrios y las cinéticas de adsorción de boro en forma de acido bórico en medio acuoso, mediante Amberlite IRA743, una resina de políestireno copolimerizado con divinilbenceno. Se realizan equilibrios a diferentes concentraciones para obtener una isoterma de adsorción y su ecuación corresponiente. Se hacen ensayos a distintas concentraciones de cinéticas de adsorción en batch y mediante balances de materia, la ecuación de equilibrio de la isoterma hayada y l...


    Galo Cárdenas


    Full Text Available Chitosan was obtained from shrimps shells (pleuroncodes monodon using chemical methods. A series of chitosan (QScharged with solution of copper, cobalt, nickel and mercury ions were prepared at room temperature using the batch method. N-3,5-diethylamino benzoyl chitosan (QDAB; N,O-dimercapto succinate chitosan (QNOT and 4-aminobenzoate chitosan (QAB derivatives were prepared. The chitosan metal adducts with Cu, Co, Ni and Hg ions and derivatives maximum loading is discussed. Chitosan and derivatives containing copper were analyzed by SEM to find out the morphology of the polymers. Chitosan-Cu and derivatives charged, QDAB-Ni and QDAB-Hg were analyzed by EDX to verify the presence of the metal in the polymeric chain

  16. Prebiotic Oxidative Polymerization of 2,3 Dimercaptopropanol on the Surface of Iron(III) Hydroxide Oxide

    Weber, Arthur L.


    The oxidation of 2,3-Dimercapto-1-propanol by ferric ions on the surface of iron (III) hydroxide oxide yielded polydisulfide polymers. This polymerization occured readily at low dithiol concentration under mild aqueous conditions. Polydisulfide polymers up to the 15-mer were synthesized from 1 mM dithiol in 5 ml water reacted with iron (III) hydroxide oxide (20 mg, 160 micro mole Fe) for 3 days under anaerobic conditions at 40 C and pH 4. About 91% of the dithiol was converted to short soluble oligomers and 9% to insoluble larger oligomers that were isolated with the mineral phase. Reactions at higher dithiol concentrations with the same ratio of dithiol to mineral gave a higher yield of the larger insoluble oligomers. The relationship of these results to prebiotic polymer synthesis will be discussed.

  17. Enhancement of radiopharmaceutical excretion by chemical interventions

    The goal was to find methods of decreasing the radiation dose after radionuclide studies, by giving a compound that will increase the rate of excretion of the radionuclide. Sprague - 1 Dawley rats were given Tc-99m pertechnetate, Ga-67 citrate or Tl-201 chloride intravenously followed at intervals of 1 to 24 hours by one of the following compounds: desferroxamine (DFO), 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol (BAL), triethylene tetraamine hexaacetic acid (TETHA), stannous tartarate, bleomycin (BLEO), 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), diethylene-triaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), DTPA+SnCl.2H2O, dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHB), and ferric-cyanoferrate (IT)(Prussian blue, PB). All the agents except PB are chelators. Some of these agents enhance excretion through the urinary tract (DFO), while most are excreted through the bile. PB was shown to increase Cs excrection through the G.I. tract

  18. Chelation in metal intoxication

    Aaseth, Jan; Skaug, Marit Aralt; Cao, yang;


    The present review provides an update of the general principles for the investigation and use of chelating agents in the treatment of intoxications by metals. The clinical use of the old chelators EDTA (ethylenediamine tetraacetate) and BAL (2,3-dimercaptopropanol) is now limited due to the...... inconvenience of parenteral administration, their own toxicity and tendency to increase the neurotoxicity of several metals. The hydrophilic dithiol chelators DMSA (meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid) and DMPS (2,3-dimercapto-propanesulphonate) are less toxic and more efficient than BAL in the clinical treatment...... of heavy metal poisoning, and available as capsules for oral use. In copper overload, DMSA appears to be a potent antidote, although d-penicillamine is still widely used. In the chelation of iron, the thiols are inefficient, since iron has higher affinity for ligands with nitrogen and oxygen, but the...

  19. Radiographic Evaluation of Children with Febrile Urinary Tract Infection: Bottom-Up, Top-Down, or None of the Above?

    Michaella M. Prasad


    Full Text Available The proper algorithm for the radiographic evaluation of children with febrile urinary tract infection (FUTI is hotly debated. Three studies are commonly administered: renal-bladder ultrasound (RUS, voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG, and dimercapto-succinic acid (DMSA scan. However, the order in which these tests are obtained depends on the methodology followed: bottom-up or top-down. Each strategy carries advantages and disadvantages, and some groups now advocate even less of a workup (none of the above due to the current controversies about treatment when abnormalities are diagnosed. New technology is available and still under investigation, but it may help to clarify the interplay between vesicoureteral reflux, renal scarring, and dysfunctional elimination in the future.

  20. Enhancement of radiopharmaceutical excretion by chemical interventions

    Oster, Z.H.; Som, P.; Brill, A.B.; Sacker, D.F.; Atkins, H.L.


    The goal was to find methods of decreasing the radiation dose after radionuclide studies, by giving a compound that will increase the rate of excretion of the radionuclide. Sprague - 1 Dawley rats were given Tc-99m pertechnetate, Ga-67 citrate or Tl-201 chloride intravenously followed at intervals of 1 to 24 hours by one of the following compounds: desferroxamine (DFO), 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanol (BAL), triethylene tetraamine hexaacetic acid (TETHA), stannous tartarate, bleomycin (BLEO), 2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), diethylene-triaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), DTPA+SnCl.2H/sub 2/O, dihydroxybenzoic acid (DHB), and ferric-cyanoferrate (IT)(Prussian blue, PB). All the agents except PB are chelators. Some of these agents enhance excretion through the urinary tract (DFO), while most are excreted through the bile. PB was shown to increase Cs excrection through the G.I. tract. (ACR)

  1. Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles of oxides for dual MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} bioseparation, stabilized in fatty acid and the system chitosan - Eu(TTA){sub 3}(TPPO){sub 2}. Studies on the influence of doping with Gd{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Ho{sup 3+} e Eu{sup 3+} in structural and magnetic properties; Sintese e caracterizacao de nanoparticulas magneticas de oxidos duplos de MnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} para biosseparacao, estabilizadas em acido graxo e recobertas pelo sistema quitosana - Eu(TTA){sub 3}(TPPO){sub 2}. Estudo da influencia da dopagem com Gd{sup 3+}, Tb{sup 3+}, Ho{sup 3+} e Eu{sup 3+} nas propriedades estruturais e magneticas

    Kovacs, Thelma Antunes Rodrigues


    This work was synthesized and characterized ferrite magnetic nanoparticles manganese, using the chemical coprecipitation method. By varying the heating time under 98°C (0, 10,20,40,60 3 80 minutes), the molar percentage of doping (1, 3, 5, 7, and 10%), gadolinium, europium, terbium and holmium. Magnetic ferrite nanoparticles and manganese ferrite doped with manganese were synthesized by coprecipitation method starting with chloride solutions of metals (iron (III), manganese (II), europium (III), gadolinium (III), terbium (III) and holmium (III)) and NaOH 5mol.L{sup -1} as precipitating agent. The magnetic nanoparticles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, magnetization curves, and thermal analysis. Most of manganese ferrite particles showed superparamagnetic behavior. After the characterization it was found that the samples synthesized manganese ferrite with more than 40 minutes heating time, crystal structure showed the characteristic pattern of the inverted manganese ferrite spinel type. The stabilization of the samples in oleic acid nanoparticles produced with a hydrophobic outer layer and facilitated by coating chitosan biopolymer, since this has a positive charge. Among the doped samples there was no significant change in the magnetic behavior. Several techniques for characterizing these materials have been used such as X-ray diffraction spectrum in the infrared region, magnetization curves and thermal analysis. The resins were tested as magnetic material for the separation of biological materials. In this paper, are used as biological targets separation of bovine serum albumin. (author)

  2. Ácido linoléico conjugado - CLA en alimentos / Conjugated linoleic acid - CLA in foods

    Paz Cabrera, Rafael Alberto


    El acido linoléico conjugado CLA, es un compuesto químico de gran importancia en la naturaleza, por la actividad biológica en el organismo. Químicamente es un isómero de ácido linoléico obtenido, obtenido básicamente por tres mecanismos; el primero por bioconversión del ácido linoleico, presente en el rumen de los animales, segundo por producción de metabolitos intermedios en la producción de ácido esteárico y finalmente por la fermentación de la leche mediante algunas cepas de microorganismo...

  3. Development of an acoustic emission equipment for valves of the Nuclear Power Station Atucha 1

    A four channel Acoustic Emission was developed by the Acoustic Emission Group, INEND Department, of the Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina, for the detection of leaks in valves of the pressurized air system: ''Sistema de desconexion de emergencias por acido deuteroborico''. Basically, the system consists of four piezoelectric transducers with their corresponding preamplifiers coupled to the piping close to the valves. The following stages: amplifiers, threshold levels, channel identifications and visual alarm system are gathered in a box. The system was installed in the controlled zone of the Nuclear Power Stations Atucha I. It was calibrated and works on line. The values shown on the display are registered daily in order to separate the normal values from the leak ones. (author). 4 refs, 9 figs

  4. Caracterización de los ácidos húmicos extraídos de cuatro lombricompuestos y su efecto sobre la germinación de semillas de maíz Zea mays L., algodón Gossypium hirsutum y tomate Lycopersicon esculentum L.

    Gómez Zambrano Jairo


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    The work perfomed to characterize the elemental composition and functional groups of humic acids extracted from four lombricompost cow dung, filter press cake of sugar cane, coffee pulp and grass residue the total content of essential elements and its distribution in the humic and no humic fractions were determined. It was evalued the effect of two concentrations of humic acids (150 and 300 ppm upon seed germination of maize, cotton and tomat. There were found differences in the elemental composition (CHON and functional groups (COOH, OH phedic and carbony of the humic acids atributed to variations in composition of the original substrates. The lombricompost of cow dung showed higher oxidation values (O/H = 0.49 than the lombricompost of filter press cake of sugar cane (0.40 sugering a higher grade of humification of the first. The grass residue showed higher contribution to the CIC (COOH + OH = 9. O me/g than the coffe pulp (7. 1 me/g the total essential elements were concentrated in the remanent residue, with lower content in the water and 0.1M HCL solutions; the fulvic and humic fractions had very low content of these elements. The humic acid at the concentrations tested did not have any effect on the germination of maize and cotton, and depressed the germination of tomato seeds.

    El trabajo se realizó con el fin de caracterizar por su composición elemental y contenido de grupos funcionales, los acidos húmicos extraídos de cuatro lombricompuestos (bovinaza, cachaza, pulpa de café y residuo de prado. Se determinó el contenido y distribución de los elementos esenciales totales en las fracciones húmicas y no de acidos húmicas. Se evaluó el efecto de dos concentraciones de acidos húmicos (150 y 300 ppm sobre la germinación de semillas de maíz, algodón y tomate. Se encontraron diferencias en el contenido elemental (CHON y grupos funcionales (COOH, OH fenólico y carbonilo atribuido a variaciones en la composición de los

  5. Evaluación de la extracción del aceite de la Triportheus magdalenae y análisis del perfil lipídico del aceite crudo

    Denilson Padilla Cerpa; Jose Luis. Beleño Quiroz; Rodrigo Rene Cuello Marín; Carmelo Segundo Pérez Yance


    Se evaluó el rendimiento en la extracción química del aceite de la especie íctica Arenca (Triportheus magdalenae) mediante la aplicación previa de dos tipos de digestión (ácida y acido-alcohólica), a través de un diseño experimental de bloques completamente al azar (DBCA). La extracción del aceite fue realizada por el método químico soxhlet; (adaptado del método, 960.39-AOAC para carnes) y el análisis del perfil lipídico del aceite crudo fue realizado por cromatografía Gaseosa, demostrando qu...

  6. Estudo da relação entre o indice de Apgar do primeiro minuto de vida com valores bioquimicos de sangue de cordão umbilical

    Figueiredo, Carmen Silvia Martimbianco de


    Resumo: No presente trabalho foi avaliada a relação de variáveis gasométricas e do conteúdo de acido láctico, do sangue de artéria e veia do cordão umbilical, com o índice de Apgar do primeiro minuto de vida e com os sinais que o compõem: FC, ER, ER, T, C. A analise de variância das variáveis gasométricas com o índice de Apgar do primeiro minuto de vida mostrou que a exceção do BICv (bicarbonato do sangue de veia umbilical), todos as demais apresentam relação estatisticamente significativa co...

  7. Mejoramiento del valor nutritivo de residuales azucareros mediante el enriquecimiento con deyecciones de gallinas ponedoras (Improvement of nutritious value of sugar residual by the enrichment with egg-laying hens manures

    Gutberto Solano Silvera, Pedro L. Fonseca, Luís Escalona y Ricardo Ramírez


    Full Text Available RESUMEN El trabajo tiene como objetivo emplear una un nivel del consumo y digestibilidad de la mezcla seca de cachaza, bagacillo, residual materia seca aceptable así como en la azucarado y residual acido (REINAZ, de la ganancia diaria de peso vivo. Se sugiere industria azucarera como absorbente de las tener en cuenta esta nueva alternativa para deyecciones excretadas por gallinas mejorar el valor nutritivo del REINAZ lo que ponedoras situadas en jaulas, para posibilita emplearlo en la aumentar el contenido de nutrientes y suplementación de raciones para ovejos en utilizarla en la alimentación de rumiantes. ceba. El producto se le oferto a ovejos Pebuey en los que se determino el consumo, digestibilidad y el comportamiento de la ceba respectivamente. Los resultados muestran un incremento del nivel de proteína bruta

  8. Synthèse en série bipyridine. Etude de l'interaction avec l'ADN

    Stegarescu-Furdui, Bianca


    Nous avons développé la synthèse d'hétérocycles indoliziniques fonctionnalisés par un cation pyridinium et étudié leur interaction avec L'ADN. L'étape-clé pour accéder aux indolizines est la cycloaddition [3+2]-dipolaire des ylures dérivés des sels quaternaires de la 4,4'-bipyridine avec des dipolarophiles. La synthèse a été effectuée par la voie classique (chauffage en solvant) et par irradiation avec des micro-ondes (“chimie verte”). Nous avons étudié les propriétés acido-basiques des sels ...

  9. Mécanismes d'adsorption des métaux lourds par les exopolysaccharides bactériens : Le système Xanthane-Cuivre comme modèle d'étude

    Causse, Benjamin


    Les ExoPolySaccharides (EPS) bactériens constituent une fraction réactive du sol vis-à-vis des Eléments Traces Métalliques (ETM). Le système xanthane-cuivre est étudié comme modèle de complexation des ETM par les EPS. L'étude à l'échelle macroscopique, par titrages acido-basiques, détermine les valeurs des pKa du xanthane (pKmoyenI=0.1M=2.5) et propose un modèle électrostatique à condensateur cylindrique pour expliquer les variations de pKa en fonction de la force ionique. Les titrages en pré...

  10. Emissions monitoring in conveyed gas flow: (a) sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides expressed respectively as SO{sub 2} and NO{sub 2}, (b) inorganic chlorine and fluorine compounds as gases and vapours expressed as HCl and HF; Rilevamento delle emissioni in flussi gassosi convogliati: (a) ossidid di zolfo e ossidi di azoto espressi rispettivamente come SO{sub 2} e NO{sub 2}, (b) composti inorganici del cloro e del fluoro sotto forma di gas e vapore espressi rispettivamente come HCl e HF

    Ziemacki, G.; Viviano, G. [ed.] [Isituto Superiore di Sanita`, Rome (Italy). Gruppo di lavoro `Modifiche per il rilevamento delle emissioni in atmosfera da impianti industriali`


    The method (a) enables the determination of sulfur oxides (SO{sub 2}) and nitrogen oxides (NO{sub 2}) in conveyed atmospheric emissions. A stream of flue gas is a sampled by a heated with a filter housing and absorbed by an alkaline solution of potassium permanganate. The absorption solution is analyzed by ion-exchange chromatography for the determination of sulfate ion and nitrate ion as SO{sub 2} and NO{sub 2}. The method (b) enables the determination of hydrochloric acid (HCl) and hydrofluoric acid (HF) in conveyed atmospheric emissions. A stream of flue gas is sampled by a heated probe with a filter housing and absorbed by an alkaline solution (NaOH). The absorption solution is analyzed by ion-exchange chromatography for the determination of chloride ion and fluoride ion as HCl and HF. [Italiano] Il metodo a) consente la determinazione, in emissioni atmosferiche convogliate, degli ossidi di zolfo (SO{sub 2}) e degli ossidi di azoto (NO{sub 2}). Il campionamento viene effettuato mediante sonda riscaldata, munita di sistema filtrante, e sistema di assorbimento in soluzione alcalina di permanganato di potassio. La soluzione di assorbimento viene analizzata mediante cromatografia a scambio ionico, determinando le concentrazioni di ioni solfato e nitrato come SO{sub 2} ed NO{sub 2}. Il metodo b) consente la determinazione, in emissioni atmosferiche convogliate, dell`acido cloridrico (HCl) e dell`acido fluoridrico (HF). Il campionamento viene effettuato mediante sonda riscaldata, munita di sistema filtrante, e sistema di assorbimento in soluzione alcalina (NaOH). La soluzione alcalina viene quindi analizzata mediante cromatografia a scambio ionico, deter,mminando le concentrazioni di ioni cloro e fluoro come HCl e HF.

  11. Chronic lead intoxication; Chronische Bleiintoxikation

    Wieseler, B.; Leng, G. [Duesseldorf Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Hygiene; Lenz, S.; Schultz, C. [Klinikum Remscheid GmbH, Remscheid (Germany); Wilhelm, M. [Bochum Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Hygiene, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin


    The case of a female 68 years old patient is described. Here, a chronic lead intoxication was diagnosed after a two year old medical history with increasing attacks of colic-like abdominal pain often described as life-threatening. After repeated hospitalizations and intensive search for the cause of the symptoms, porphyria and anemia was found to be a sign of a chronic lead poisoning. The blood lead concentrations were always about a level of 600 {mu}g/L. The source of exposure could not be found by now. Neither home inspection nor environmental investigations have shown a recent source of lead intake by the patient. However, a possible occupational source of lead exposure at a blast furnace was established by anamnesis for 1952 to 1962. Thus, osteoporosis induced lead mobilisation was suspected. Noticeable are the results of the six abdominal survey radiographies taken during hospitalization within one year; three radiographies were taken following clinical admission and three before discharge of the patient. In comparison, the course shows a chronic relapsing alimentary supply from metallic particles of unknown genesis. The patient was treated with the sodium salt of 2,3-dimercapto-1-propansulfonic acid (DMPS, Dimaval{sup TM}). She was free of complain afterwards. Following therapy, the blood lead concentrations fell under a level of 400 {mu}m/L, but after several weeks the lead level raised up to the original level of 600 {mu}g/L. (orig.) [Deutsch] Es wird eine 68jaehrige Patientin vorgestellt, bei der nach fast zweijaehriger Krankengeschichte, die gekennzeichnet war durch rezidivierende, teils als lebensbedrohlich geschilderte Bauchkoliken, eine chronische Bleiintoxikation diagnostiziert wurde. Erst nach wiederholten stationaeren Krankenhausaufenthalten mit intensiver Suche nach der Krankheitsursache wurden das Krankheitsbild und die Laborwerte durch Zusatzuntersuchungen ergaenzt, so dass sich in der festgestellten Porphyrie und Anaemie die Diagnose der

  12. Application of Colorimetric Solid Phase Extraction (C-SPE) to Monitoring Nickel(II) and Lead(II) in Spacecraft Water Supplies

    Diaz, Neil C.; Gazda, Daniel B.; Fritz, James S.; Porter, Marc D.; Rutz, Jeff; Mudgett, Paul; Schultz, John


    Archived water samples collected on the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth for analysis have, in a few instances, contained trace levels of heavy metals. Building on our previous advances using Colorimetric Solid Phase Extraction (C-SPE) as a biocide monitoring technique, we are devising methods for the low level monitoring of nickel(II), lead(II) and other heavy metals. C-SPE is a sorption-spectrophotometric platform based on the extraction of analytes onto a membrane impregnated with a colorimetric reagent that are then quantified on the surface of the membrane using a diffuse reflectance spectrophotometer. Along these lines, we have determined nickel(II) via complexation with dimethylglyoxime (DMG) and begun to examine the analysis of lead(II) by its reaction with 2,5- dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMTD) and 4-(2- pyridylazo)-resorcinol (PAR). These developments are also extending a new variant of C-SPE in which immobilized reagents are being incorporated into this methodology in order to optimize sample reaction conditions and to introduce the colorimetric reagent. This paper describes the status of our development of these two new methods.

  13. Risk factors for renal scarring in children with primary vesicoureteral reflux disease

    Sevgi Mir


    Full Text Available To determine the incidence of renal scarring among patients with primary vesicoureteral reflux (VUR and the possible risk factor(s, we studied 90 children (60 girls and 30 boys with VUR followed in the Pediatric Nephrology Unit at the Ege University Hospital from 1998 to 2003. All the patients were assessed for VUR grade by voiding cystoureterography and for presence of renal scarring by (99 m technetium dimercapto-succinic acid scintigraphy. All infants with VUR were given low-dose prophylactic antibiotics and followed-up until resolution of the reflux. Grade of reflux and number of urinary tract infection (UTI episodes (≥3 were found to be statistically significant risk factors for renal scarring (P 0.05. Similarly, there was no statistically significant difference of frequency of renal scarring among the different age groups (P >0.05. We conclude that recurrences of UTI and VUR severity are significant risk factors for renal scarring in children with VUR. Therefore, identification of VUR at an early age may offer the opportunity to prevent episodes of UTI and possible formation of renal scars that may result in end-stage renal failure.

  14. Studies on ligand exchange reaction of functionalized mercaptothiadiazole compounds onto citrate capped gold nanoparticles

    Mercaptothiadiazole ligands functionalized with thiol (2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMT)) and methyl (5-methyl-2-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (MMT)) groups capped onto citrate capped gold nanoparticles (C-AuNPs) by ligand exchange reaction was investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The surface plasmon resonance band at 522 nm for C-AuNPs was shifted to 530 nm after capping with DMT whereas an additional band was observed at 630 nm due to aggregation in addition to a shift in the band at 522 nm after capping of MMT onto C-AuNPs. Thus, capping of DMT onto C-AuNPs leads to the formation of stable AuNPs while capping of MMT leads to the formation of unstable AuNPs. FT-IR studies show that the citrate ions were completely replaced by both DMT and MMT ligands from the AuNPs. TEM images indicate that the size and shape of the AuNPs remain same after capping of these ligands.

  15. Hyperintense lesions in brain MRI after exposure to a mercuric chloride-containing skin whitening cream.

    Benz, Marcus R; Lee, Seung-Hee; Kellner, Lars; Döhlemann, Christoph; Berweck, Steffen


    Exposure to inorganic mercury (Hg) is a serious problem presenting with a combination of neurological and psychiatric symptoms along with weight loss, pruritus, erythema, arterial hypertension, tachycardia, and renal tubular dysfunction. We report a 4-year-old girl with chronic intoxication of inorganic mercury secondary to the accidental use of an Hg₂Cl₂- and HgCl₂-containing skin whitening cream (urine level of Hg, 41.1 μg/l; reference level, < 25 μg/l). Under treatment with dimercapto-1-propansulficacid, Hg level in the urine raised to 1,175.5 μg/l, neurological deterioration occurred, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed on fluid attenuated inversion recovery sequences new hyperintense lesions in the subcortical white matter. After 4 months, clinical signs and symptoms and brain MRI findings resolved. This is a first case of inorganic mercury poisoning showing hyperintense lesions in brain MRI and confirms earlier cases showing transient deterioration during chelation therapy. Although urinary excretion could be enhanced during chelation therapy, signs and symptoms of intoxication could be worsened. PMID:21052738

  16. Poly[dithio-2,5-(1,3,4-thiadiazole)] (PDMcT)-poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) composite cathode for high-energy lithium/lithium-ion rechargeable batteries

    Kiya, Yasuyuki; Iwata, Asao; Sarukawa, Tomoo; Henderson, Jay C.; Abruña, Héctor D.

    We present a characterization of the redox behavior of organosulfur-based composite cathodes composed of poly[dithio-2,5-(1,3,4-thiadiazole)] (PDMcT), which is a polymer derived from 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMcT), and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) in a carbonate-based mixed solvent containing 1.0 M LiBF 4. We have previously shown that PEDOT films, electrochemically generated at glassy carbon electrode surfaces, gave rise to a dramatic enhancement of the interfacial charge transfer kinetics of DMcT in solution. In a similar fashion, chemically prepared PEDOT films exhibited dramatic electrocatalytic activity towards the redox reactions of PDMcT in the composite cathodes. While the composite cathode exhibited a very high capacity of 205 mAh g -1 (based on the electroactive mass) at the first discharge, in subsequent charge/discharge tests, the capacity of the PDMcT-PEDOT composite cathode (1:1 mole ratio) decreased significantly because of dissolution of the reduction products of PDMcT into the electrolyte solution. We also found that an ionic polymer, consisting of a mixture of PEDOT and polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT-PSS) could electrostatically, but not physically, prevent, at least in part, leaching of the DMcT species into the electrolyte solution, thus improving the coulomb efficiency for the redox reactions of DMcT in a PDMcT-PEDOT composite film during charge/discharge cycles.

  17. Emergence of large chiroptical responses by ligand exchange cross-linking of monolayer-protected gold clusters with chiral dithiol.

    Yao, Hiroshi; Yaomura, Shota


    We here present a study of cross-linking chemistry of optically inactive monothiol-protected gold clusters by chiral bidentate dithiol with two stereogenic centers, (2R,3R)-1,4-dimercapto-2,3-butanediol (L-dithiothreitol; L-DTT), and explore the impacts of the cross-linking on their chiroptical responses. The pristine protective ligand is racemic penicillamine (rac-Pen), and the products of the ligand exchange reactions include clusters containing both rac-Pen and L-DTT (partial exchange). Electrophoresis using polyacrylamide gel with a very low gel concentration (3%) can make the products separable into two components, each of which has the similar mean core diameter of 0.78 and 0.83 nm, so the difference in the relative mobility is mainly ascribed to the size of the cluster assembly. In addition, very large optical activity with the maximum anisotropy factors of about 1.0 × 10(-3) is found for the assemblies. In comparison with chiral 1,3-dithiol protection incapable of cross-linking between gold clusters, we propose that the observed optical activity is due to surface intrinsic handedness caused by a cyclic cross-linking with at least two L-DTT molecules. PMID:23635318

  18. Development of composites based on lithium manganese nickel oxide and electroactive polymers

    A new composite cathode-active material based on lithium manganese nickel oxide (LiMn2-xNixO4), poly(2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole) (PDMcT) and polyaniline (PAni) was synthesized. The formation of the uniform and well-connected polymer film on the surface of LiMn2-xNixO4 particles was confirmed by Fourier-transform infrared spectra (FT-IR) and scanning electronic micrographs (SEM). The amounts of each constituent cannot be separately determined by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). By galvanostatic charge-discharge tests, the PAni/PDMcT/LiMn2-xNixO4 composite showed a better electrochemical performance than each single component (PAni, PDMcT and LiMn2-xNixO4) and binary composites (PAni/LiMn2-xNixO4 and PDMcT/LiMn2-xNixO4). The electrical conductivity of the ternary composite reached 11.9 S cm-1 and an initial discharge capacity of 305 mAh g-1 was obtained. After 10 cycles, the coulombic efficiency and retention capacity was 99% and 90%, respectively. All results indicate a synergic effect among the materials in the composite

  19. Synthesis,Crystal Structure and Properties of a New Thiadiazolen Two-dimensional Polymer of H2ADTZ with Mn(Ⅱ)%一个新的噻二唑衍生物H2ADTZ与锰的二维聚合物的合成与晶体结构

    娄新华; 朱玉; 高辉; 朱爱新; 樊耀亭; 侯红卫; 卢会杰


    A new 1,3,4 thiadiazole-derivative ligand 2,5-(s-acetic acid) dimercapto-1,3,4 thiadiazole (H2ADTZ)and its one-dimensional manganese polymer Mn(ADTZ). 4H2O had been synthesized and structurally characterized by X-ray single crystal diffraction in this paper. The Mn(Ⅱ) ion is coordinated with a distorted octahedron by two oxygen atoms from neighboring two deprotonated ligands ADTZ2- and other four oxygen atoms from four coordinated water molecules. The structural feature of the title compound is the formation of one-dimensional manganese chains polymer through the bridging of dioxygen O-O units. In the solid state structure of the complex,one-dimensional manganese chains are joined together by the weak intermolecular hydrogen bonds and vander Waals interactions forming a two-dimensional supramolecular compound. Furthermore, the UV spectra and electro-chemical properties of the title compound were also investigated. CCDC: 260532.

  20. Energy alternative for the use of organic waste (swine feces) in the state of Tabasco; Alternativa energetica para el aprovechamiento de los desechos organicos (excretas de ganado porcino) en el estado de Tabasco

    Ramon Garcia, E.; Angles Falconi, S.I.; Vazquez Magana, L.R.; Tun Perez, A.C. [Instituto Tecnologico de Villahermosa, Villahermosa, Tabasco (Mexico)]. Email:;


    Biogas is obtained from decomposing organic material due to the action of four types of bacteria, in the absence of oxygen: hydrolytic, producers of moncarbonate compounds and acidogenics, producing organic fatty acids and other polycarbonate compounds; acetogenic, producers of hydrogen and CO{sub 2}; homoacetogenic, that can convert a considerable amount of multicarbonate or monocarbonate compounds into acetic acid and; metanogenic, producers of methane gas, the principal component of biogas. To design and build the pilot equipment proposed for this research, a 20-liter container was used with 10 kg of swine feces with identical volumes of inoculates. The aerobic fermentation process was immediate begun, followed by the anaerobic process; metabolic reactions were conducted. A total of 0.119 m3 of biogas was obtained from the anaerobic fermentation of 10 kg of swine feces, 60% (0.0714 m{sup 3}) of which was methane gas and the remaining 40%(0.0476 m{sup 3}) hydrogen sulfide (HS). During this investigation, it was concluded that obtaining this by-product (methane biogas), which can be used as a biofuel, provides an economically and ecologically sustainable alternative that reduces organic discharges (swine feces) into rivers and reduces the energy expenditures of swine farms. Because of the high generation of RSM, the creation of a biogas production plant in Tabasco is proposed. [Spanish] El biogas se obtiene al descomponerse la materia organica debido a la accion de cuatro tipos de bacterias, en ausencia de oxigeno: las hidroliticas, que producen compuestos monocarbonados, las acidogenicas producen acidos grasos organicos y otros compuestos policarbonados; las acetogenicas productoras de Hidrogeno y CO{sub 2}; las homoacetogenicas, que pueden convertir una cantidad considerable de compuestos multicarbonados o monocarbonados en acido acetico; y las metanogenicas, productoras del gas metano, principal componente del biogas. Para el diseno y construccion del equipo

  1. Synthesis and evaluation of polystyrene membranes for use in fuel cells; Sintesis y evaluacion de membranas base poliestireno para uso en celdas a combustible

    Benavides, R. [Centro de Investigacion en Quimica Aplicada (CIQA), Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)] e-mail:; Paula, M.M.S.; Da Silva, L.; Fiori, M.; Coronetti, J.C.; Silvano, W.F. [Lasicom, Universidade do Extremos Sul Catarinense (UNESC), Criciuma, S.C. (Brasil); B.M. Huerta [Centro de Investigacion en Quimica Aplicada (CIQA), Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)


    Polymeric membranes were prepared using mass copolymerization of acrylic/styrene with weight proportions of 90/10, 92/8 and 94/6 %, while using the cross-linked divinylbenzene (DVB) monomer with weight proportions of 0.1 and 0.001 % to improve the mechanical properties. The copolymers obtained were sulfonates with sulfuric acid concentrated for 0, 30, 85 and 120 minutes to improve its ionic exchange capacity. The materials were characterized using infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis (TGA and DSC), cross-linked level with% Gel and acidity using titration with sodium hydroxide. The IR spectrum of the membranes before sulfonating shows the existence of traditional polymer bands used with two signals from homopolymers that are lost and two new signals appearing, corroborating the copolymerization reactions. The thermogravimetry shows a higher decomposition temperature for the cross-linked DVB membranes, while the DSC is not very useful for observing transitions due to the hygroscopicity of the membranes. Finally, the percentage of gel is related to the amount of DVB used and the acidity of the membranes increases with increasing amounts of acrylic acid, sulfonation time and DVB percentage, although this value depends a good deal on the ease of solubilizing the material. The ionic properties of the membranes with better mechanical properties were evaluated with a fuel cell prototype. [Spanish] Se prepararon membranas polimericas mediante la copolimerizacion en masa del estireno/acido acrilico en proporciones de 90/10, 92/8 y 94/6 % en peso, al mismo tiempo que se utilizo el monomero entrecruzante divinilbenceno (DVB) en proporciones de 0.1 y 0.001 % en peso, para mejorar sus propiedades mecanicas. Los copolimeros obtenidos fueron sulfonados con acido sulfurico concentrado durante periodos de tiempo de 0, 30, 85 y 120 minutos para mejorar su capacidad de intercambio ionico. Se caracterizaron los materiales mediante espectroscopia infraroja, analisis termicos (TGA y




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    In the present study, a kinetic model for the biocatalytic synthesis of esters using Rhizopus oryzae resting cells is proposed. The kinetic study has been made in a range of 30-50 °C and atmospheric pressure. The Influence of operating variables, water content, pH, amount of mycelium was studied. Different values of temperature, initial mycelium concentration and acid/alcohol molar ratio were tested. Initial rates were estimated from the slope of the concentration of palmitic acid, or their corresponding ester at conversions of less than 10%, versus time and reported as mmol l-1 min -1. The values of kinetic constants were computed using the freeware program SIMFIT (http:\\

    Key words: bound lipase, esterification, fungal resting cells, Rhizopus oryzae, palmitic acid, propanol.


    En el presente estudio, un modelo cinético para la síntesis de esteres usando Rhizopus oryzae resting cells es propuesto. El estudio cinético fue realizado en un rango de temperatura de 30-50 ºC a presión atmosférica reducida. La influencia de las variables de operación tales como temperatura, pH y contenido de agua fueron estudiadas. Diferentes valores de concentración de micelio y relación molar de ácido/alcohol son ensayadas, Las velocidades iníciales se estimaron de la curva de concentración de acido palmítico, y su correspondiente conversión a ester en menos del 10%, frente a tiempo y reportadas en mmol I-1 min -1. Los valores de las constantes cinéticas fueron calculados usando el programa freeware SIMFIT (http:\\

    Palabras clave: Lipasas, esterificación, resting cells, Rhizopus oryzae, acido palmítico, propanol.

  3. Inhibición del Oscurecimiento con Mucílago de Nopal (Opuntia ficus indica en el Secado se Plátano Roatán Inhibition the Darkening with Cactus Mucilage (Opuntia ficus indica during Drying of Banana Roatán

    Laura V Aquino


    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue inhibir el oscurecimiento durante el deshidratado de plátano Roatán (Musa cavendish, usando una solución de mucílago de nopal (Opuntia ficus indica combinado con diferentes concentraciones de acido cítrico y bisulfito de sodio. El tratamiento se aplicó siguiendo un diseño experimental 2³, siendo los factores y niveles: pre-tratamiento (mucílago-acido cítrico-bisulfito de sodio y concentración (alta y baja. Para el secado se usaron cortes transversales de plátano de un espesor de 5 mm; una temperatura de 50 °C y una velocidad de aire de 2 ms-1. Se midió el color antes y después del secado y se consideró como variable respuesta. La combinación de mucílago con ácido cítrico y bisulfito de sodio a altas concentraciones tuvo un efecto sinérgico que favorece en la disminución del oscurecimiento del plátano durante el secado. El mucílago formó una cubierta protectora en la superficie que proporcionó brillo al material deshidratado.The object of this study was inhibiting the browning process during the drying of banana Roatán (Musa Cavendish using a solution of cactus mucilage (Opuntia ficus indica blend with different concentrations of citric acid and sodium bisulphite. The treatment was applied following an experimental design 2³, using the following factors and levels: pre-treatment (mucilage, citric acid, sodium bisulphate and concentration (high and low. For the drying cross sections of banana with thickness of 5 mm, temperature of 50 °C and air velocity of 2 ms-1 were used. Color before and after drying was determined and was consider as the response variable. The combination of mucilage, citric acid and sodium bisulphite at high concentrations had a synergic effect that diminished the browning of bananas during drying. The mucilage formed an edible coating in the surface that gives shine to the dried material.

  4. Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of highly tolerant Pd electrocatalysts as cathodes in direct ethylene glycol fuel cells (DEGFC)

    Rodriguez Varela, F.J.; Fraire Luna, S. [Cinvestav, Unidad Saltillo, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico)] e-mail:; Savadogo, O. [Laboratoire d' Electrochimie et de Materiaux Energetiques, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC (Canada)


    Highly selective Pd electrocatalysts were synthesized by the formic acid method and evaluated as cathodes for DEGFC applications. In rotating disc measurements in acid medium, the Pd/C cathode showed important catalytic activity for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR). In the presence of ethylene glycol (EG, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}O{sub 2}), Pd/C exhibited an excellent electrochemical behavior and full tolerance to the organic molecule. No current density peaks associated to the EG oxidation reaction emerged and the shift in onset potential for the ORR (Eonset) toward more negative potentials was negligible on this cathode. Moreover, the evaluation of Pd/C in a DEGFC operating at 80 degrees Celsius demonstrated its high performance as cathode. As a comparison, commercial Pt/C was tested under the same conditions showing a limited selectivity for the ORR. The detrimental effect of EG on the Pt electrocatalysts resulted in high intensity current density peaks due to the oxidation of EG and a significant shift in Eonset. Given these results, it is expected that highly efficient Pd-based cathodes can find application in DEGFCs. [Spanish] Se sintetizaron electrocatalizadores altamente selectivos mediante el metodo de acido formico y se evaluaron como catodos en aplicaciones de CCGED. En mediciones de disco rotatorio en medio acido, el catodo Pd/C mostro importante actividad catalitica en la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno (RRO). En la presencia de glicol de etileno (GE, C{sub 2}H{sub 6}O{sub 2}), Pd/C exhibio un excelente comportamiento electromecanico y tolerancia total a la molecula organica. No surgieron picos de densidad de corriente asociados con la reaccion de oxidacion de GE y el corrimiento en el potencial de inicio para la RRO (Einicio) hacia potenciales mas negativos fue despreciable en este catodo. Como comparacion, se probo un Pt/C bajo las mismas condiciones y se observo una selectividad limitada para el RRO. El efecto perjudicial de GE en el electrocatalizador

  5. Comparison of energy expenditure and closed-loop performance of thermal and reactive distillation sequences coupled for biodiesel production; Comparacion de gasto energetico y desempeno a lazo cerrado de secuencias de destilacion reactiva y termicamente acopladas para produccion de biodiesel

    Cornejo-Jacob, J.L [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico); Vazquez-Ojeda, M; Segovia-Hernandez, J.G; Hernandez, S [Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Guanajuato (Mexico); Maya-Yescas, R. [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    Biodiesel is the common name for fatty acid methyl esters, obtained by esterification (basic catalysis) or trans-esterification (acid catalysis) of vegetable or animal oils with alcohols, and used as liquid fuel. Production involves the reaction, under mild conditions, between the oil and, typically, excess of methanol. Traditional production of biodiesel exhibits some handicaps, such as the shift of equilibrium to fatty acids by using excess of alcohol that must be separated and recycled. As alternative, it is possible to integrate reaction/separation operations into a single intensified unit, a reactive distillation column, followed by a second separation unit. These configurations exhibit several advantages such as shifting equilibrium in the reactive region and, because of the thermal integration with the second unit, energy savings during products separation. In order to design these production sequences taking advantage of steady state knowledge (energy savings) and considering dynamic performance, this work performs a controllability analysis for six possible configurations; open-loop control properties, evaluated by single value decomposition, are probed by implementing PI controllers to the system. The reactive distillation column coupled to a stripper, without reboilers, shows to be the best option in terms of closed-loop performance and energy savings. [Spanish] Biodiesel es el nombre comun dado a metil esteres de acidos grasos obtenidos por esterificacion (catalisis basica) o trans-esterificacion (catalisis acida) de aceites animales o vegetales con alcoholes, y usados como combustibles liquidos. Su produccion involucra la reaccion entre el aceite y, tipicamente, exceso de metanol a condiciones moderadas. La produccion tradicional de biodiesel exhibe algunas desventajas como el desplazamiento del equilibrio hacia acidos grasos debido al exceso de alcohol, que debe ser separado y reciclado. Alternativamente, es posible integrar las operaciones reaccion

  6. Caracterización y estudio de la fermentación espontánea del suero costeño producido en Montería

    Mónica Simanca S


    Full Text Available Objetivo. Caracterizar el proceso fermentativo del suero costeño elaborado en Montería. Materiales y métodos. Se caracterizó fisicoquímica y bromatológicamente el producto elaborado artesanalmente en Montería; se evaluó durante 24 horas la fermentación espontánea del producto elaborado en las microempresas, se determinó pH, acidez total, concentración de lactosa y mesófilos aerobios cada tres horas. Se aislaron y seleccionaron los microorganismos involucrados en la fermentación, teniendo en cuenta las propiedades de interés tecnológico y se identificaron bioquímicamente por API 50CH (BioMérieux. Resultados. El suero costeño de contenido medio en grasa, presentó una humedad de 76%, extracto etéreo (11.65%, proteína (5.09%, lactosa (4.36%, cenizas (2.88%, cloruros (2.34%, pH (3.94 y acidez (1.4% acido láctico. En la fermentación espontánea se observó un comportamiento inversamente relacionado entre el pH y la acidez, alcanzando al final del estudio un valor de 4.69 y 0.67% de ácido láctico respectivamente; se encontró un porcentaje de lactosa de 4.44% y una población de mesófilos aerobios de 2x109 UFC/mL. Se aislaron tres cepas de bacterias acido lácticas (BAL identificadas como Enterococcus faecium y Lactobacillus brevis. Conclusiones. Las características fisicoquímicas y bromatológicas del suero costeño elaborado en la ciudad de Montería, no presentaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre los productos. En la fermentación espontanea hubo consumo de lactosa, aumento de la concentración de mesófilos aerobios y se presentó una relación inversa entre pH y acidez. Se aislaron e identificaron BAL con la posibilidad de ser utilizadas como cultivos iniciadores.

  7. Vitamina C, carotenoides, fenólicos totais e atividade antioxidante de goiaba, manga e mamão procedentes da Ceasa do Estado de Minas Gerais = Vitamin C, carotenoids, phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of guava, mango and papaya from Ceasa of Minas Gerais State

    Daniela da Silva Oliveira


    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar o conteudo de compostos antioxidantes (acido ascorbico - AA, acido desidroascorbico - ADA, vitamina C total, licopeno, £]-caroteno, £]-criptoxantina e estimativa de compostos fenolicos e avaliar a atividade antioxidante, em goiaba, manga e mamao. A analise de carotenoides e vitamina C foi realizada por Cromatografia Liquida de Alta Eficiencia (CLAE. O teor de fenolicos totais foi determinado utilizando o reagente de Folin-Ciocalteu e leitura espectrofotometrica. A atividade antioxidante foi avaliada pelo Teste do 2,2-diphenil-2-picril-hidrazil (DPPH¡E e do Poder Redutor. A Anova (ƒÑ = 0,05 foi utilizada para a analise dos dados. Os teores dos constituintes antioxidantes diferiram entre as tres frutas, mas a goiaba foi a fruta que apresentou teores mais elevados de compostos fenolicos, vitamina C total, ADA e licopeno, alem dos maiores valores para atividade antioxidante. Foi constatada forte correlacao entre os testes que avaliaram a atividade antioxidante e o teor de fenolicos totais, demonstrando serem estes os principais compostos antioxidantes a contribuirem para a atividade antioxidante das frutas analisadas, em ambos os testes. E importante incentivar a utilizacao das frutas avaliadas neste estudo, tanto em nivel domestico quanto em estabelecimentos de alimentacao coletiva para aumentar o consumo de antioxidantes naturais pela populacao.This study aimed to analyze the content of antioxidant compounds (ascorbic acid - AA, dehydroascorbic acid - DHA, total vitamin C, lycopene, £]-carotene, £]-cryptoxanthin and phenolic compounds and to evaluate the antioxidant activity in guava, mango and papaya.The analysis of carotenoids and vitamin C was performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC. The content of phenolic compounds was determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent and spectrophotometric reading. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by testing the 2.2-diphenyl-2-picryl

  8. Intoxicación por metales Metal poisoning

    A. Ferrer


    Full Text Available Los metales están entre los tóxicos más antiguos conocidos por el hombre. En el industrializado mundo actual las fuentes de exposición a metales son ubicuas tanto en el campo laboral como a partir de agua, los alimentos o el ambiente contaminados. Su toxicidad está caracterizada por el elemento metálico en cuestión pero se ve modificada por el tipo de compuesto, orgánico o inorgánico y sus características de hidro o liposolubilidad, que determina su toxicocinética y por tanto sus posibilidad de alcanzar sus dianas. Las biomoléculas más afectadas por los metales son las proteínas con actividad enzimática por lo que su patología es multisistema. Los principales sistemas afectados son el gastrointestinal, neurológico central y periférico, hemático y renal. Algunos de los compuestos metálicos son carcinógenos. Los metales se benefician de un tratamiento condicionado por su reactividad química. Pueden ser inactivados y eliminados mediante la administración de substancias quelantes que producen con ellos moléculas complejas, atóxicas y excretables. Los principales agentes quelantes son: BAL (British Anti-Lewisite o dimercaprol, DMPS (ácido 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanosulfonico y DMSA (ácido meso-2,3-dimercatosuccínico o Succimer, EDTA, Penicilamina (ß,ß-dimetilcisteína y Desferoxamina. Se exponen a continuación las características toxicocinéticas, mecanismo de acción, clínica y tratamiento de alguno de los metales y metaloides más relevantes: plomo, mercurio y arsénico.Metals are amongst the oldest toxic substances known to man. In today’s industrialized world the sources of exposure to metals are ubiquitous both in the field of work and from polluted water, foodstuffs and the environment. Their toxicity is characterized by the metallic element in question, but this is modified by the type of compound, whether organic or inorganic, and its characteristics of hydrosolubility and liposolubility, which determines its

  9. Synthesis of mercaptothiadiazole-functionalized gold nanoparticles and their self-assembly on Au substrates

    Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) stabilized with mercaptothiadiazole ligands, 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMT), 5-amino-2-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (AMT) and 5-methyl-2-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (MMT), were prepared by the reaction of the respective ligands with HAuCl4 and NaBH4 in an aqueous medium. TEM images show that the average size of AuNPs was 6.5 ± 0.5 nm, irrespective of the capping ligands. The colloidal solution of both DMT-capped AuNPs (DMT-AuNPs) and AMT-capped AuNPs (AMT-AuNPs) were highly stable for several months. However, several changes were noticed for MMT-capped AuNPs (MMT-AuNPs) after 2 h from its formation. The SPR band intensity at 518 nm decreases and the narrow SPR absorption band slowly changes into a flat absorption pattern with a broad peak from 518 to 1000 nm which was accompanied by a colour change of the solution from red to purple and then blue and thereafter unchanged. The TEM image of MMT-AuNPs after 96 h shows that most of the spherical shape of the AuNPs assembled to form a nanowire-like structure. The observed changes may be due to the absence of a strong stabilizing force on the surface of the MMT-AuNPs. The amino and thiolate groups on the surface of the AMT-AuNPs and DMT-AuNPs, respectively, were directly self-assembled on Au electrodes. They exhibit excellent electrocatalytic activity towards the oxidation of AA by enhancing its oxidation current twice in addition to more than 200 mV negative shift in the oxidation potential in contrast to bare Au electrode

  10. Effects of Zinc Chelators on Aflatoxin Production in Aspergillus parasiticus

    Wee, Josephine; Day, Devin M.; Linz, John E.


    Zinc concentrations strongly influence aflatoxin accumulation in laboratory media and in food and feed crops. The presence of zinc stimulates aflatoxin production, and the absence of zinc impedes toxin production. Initial studies that suggested a link between zinc and aflatoxin biosynthesis were presented in the 1970s. In the present study, we utilized two zinc chelators, N,N,N′,N′-tetrakis (2-pyridylmethyl) ethane-1,2-diamine (TPEN) and 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS) to explore the effect of zinc limitation on aflatoxin synthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus. TPEN but not DMPS decreased aflatoxin biosynthesis up to six-fold depending on whether A. parasiticus was grown on rich or minimal medium. Although we observed significant inhibition of aflatoxin production by TPEN, no detectable changes were observed in expression levels of the aflatoxin pathway gene ver-1 and the zinc binuclear cluster transcription factor, AflR. Treatment of growing A. parasiticus solid culture with a fluorescent zinc probe demonstrated an increase in intracellular zinc levels assessed by increases in fluorescent intensity of cultures treated with TPEN compared to controls. These data suggest that TPEN binds to cytoplasmic zinc therefore limiting fungal access to zinc. To investigate the efficacy of TPEN on food and feed crops, we found that TPEN effectively decreases aflatoxin accumulation on peanut medium but not in a sunflower seeds-derived medium. From an application perspective, these data provide the basis for biological differences that exist in the efficacy of different zinc chelators in various food and feed crops frequently contaminated by aflatoxin. PMID:27271668

  11. Determination of nanomolar uric and ascorbic acids using enlarged gold nanoparticles modified electrode.

    Kannan, P; John, S Abraham


    Individual and simultaneous determination of 50nM uric acid (UA) and ascorbic acid (AA) using enlarged, citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) self-assembled to 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMT) monolayer modified Au (Au/DMT) electrode by an amperometric method is described for the first time. Self-assembly of AuNPs on the electrode surface was confirmed by atomic force microscopy (AFM), attenuated total reflectance FT-IR and diffuse reflectance spectral measurements. The electron transfer reaction (ETR) of [Fe(CN)(6)](3-/4-) was blocked at Au/DMT electrode, whereas it was restored with a peak separation of 200mV after the attachment of AuNPs on the Au/DMT (Au/DMT/AuNPs) electrode, which was confirmed from the ETR of the [Fe(CN)(6)](3-/4-) redox couple. When the self-assembled AuNPs were enlarged by hydroxylamine seeding, the ETR of [Fe(CN)(6)](3-/4-) was improved significantly with a peak separation of 100mV. Tapping mode AFM showed that the average size of the enlarged-AuNPs (E-AuNPs) was 50-70nm. The E-AuNPs modified electrode catalyzes the oxidation of AA and UA, separates their voltammetric signals by 200mV, and has excellent sensitivity towards AA and UA with a detection limit of 50nM. The practical application of the modified electrode was demonstrated by measuring the concentration of UA in blood serum and urine. PMID:19111516

  12. Exploiting metal-organic coordination polymers as highly efficient immobilization matrixes of enzymes for sensitive electrochemical biosensing.

    Fu, Yingchun; Li, Penghao; Bu, Lijuan; Wang, Ting; Xie, Qingji; Chen, Jinhua; Yao, Shouzhuo


    We report on the exploitation of metal-organic coordination polymers (MOCPs) as new and efficient matrixes to immobilize enzymes for amperometric biosensing of glucose or phenols. A ligand, 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMcT), two metallic salts, NaAuCl(4) and Na(2)PtCl(6), and two enzymes, glucose oxidase (GOx) and tyrosinase, are used to demonstrate the novel concept. Briefly, one of the metallic salts is added into an aqueous suspension containing DMcT and one of the enzymes to trigger the metal-organic coordination reaction, and the yielded MOCPs-enzyme biocomposite (MEBC) is then cast-coated on an Au electrode for biosensing. The aqueous-phase coordination polymerization reactions of the metallic ions with DMcT are studied by visual inspection as well as some spectroscopic, microscopic, and electrochemical methods. The thus-prepared glucose and phenolic biosensors perform better in analytical performance (such as sensitivity and limit of detection) than those prepared by the conventional chemical and/or electrochemical polymerization methods and most of the reported analogous biosensors, as a result of the improved enzyme load/activity and mass-transfer efficiency after using the MOCPs materials with high adsorption/encapsulation capability and unique porous structure. For instance, the detection limit for catechol is as low as 0.2 nM here, being order(s) lower than those of most of the reported analogues. The enzyme electrode was also used to determine catachol in real samples with satisfactory results. The emerging MOCPs materials and the suggested aqueous-phase preparation strategy may find wide applications in the fields of bioanalysis, biocatalysis, and environmental monitoring. PMID:21780824

  13. Longterm outcome of Macroplatique injection for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children

    Elrahmany A. Mohamed


    Full Text Available Background: This study examined our experience with one year follow-up of 20 cases of vesicoureteric reflux in children after treatment with Macroplastique ® injection. Patient and Methods: A total of 20 children (31 ureters with primary grades II to V vesicoureteral reflux were treated with subureteral Macroplastique ® injection from 2010 to 2011 and followed for an average of 12 months (range 3 to 24. Vesicoureteral reflux was grade II in 3, III in 7, IV in 9 and V in 12 ureters. Each child underwent pre-operative voiding cystourethrography, abdominopelvic ultrasound, urine analysis/culture, S. creatinine and CBC. Dimercapto-succinic acid scan (DMSA scan and magnetic resonance urography (MRU were done in some patients. Voiding cystourethrography at 3 months was done to rule out persistent reflux. Results: Overall, reflux was corrected in 11 (35.5% ureters and 9 (45% children after a single injection. With repeat injection, reflux was corrected in 16 (51.6% ureters and 11 (55% children, reflux improved/downgrade in 4 (12.9% ureters and 2 (10% children. Correction by grade was 100%, 100%, 9.7%, 9.7% for grades II to V, respectively. There were no surgical complications. None of the cured patients had recurrent reflux during follow-up. There were 9 (45% children who required open ureteral re-implantation for failed injection. Conclusion: Sub-ureteral Macroplastique ® injection therapy could be a primary treatment for low grade VUR (grade III or less in children because it is simple, safe, effective, less invasive, decreased.

  14. Effects of Zinc Chelators on Aflatoxin Production in Aspergillus parasiticus.

    Wee, Josephine; Day, Devin M; Linz, John E


    Zinc concentrations strongly influence aflatoxin accumulation in laboratory media and in food and feed crops. The presence of zinc stimulates aflatoxin production, and the absence of zinc impedes toxin production. Initial studies that suggested a link between zinc and aflatoxin biosynthesis were presented in the 1970s. In the present study, we utilized two zinc chelators, N,N,N',N'-tetrakis (2-pyridylmethyl) ethane-1,2-diamine (TPEN) and 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS) to explore the effect of zinc limitation on aflatoxin synthesis in Aspergillus parasiticus. TPEN but not DMPS decreased aflatoxin biosynthesis up to six-fold depending on whether A. parasiticus was grown on rich or minimal medium. Although we observed significant inhibition of aflatoxin production by TPEN, no detectable changes were observed in expression levels of the aflatoxin pathway gene ver-1 and the zinc binuclear cluster transcription factor, AflR. Treatment of growing A. parasiticus solid culture with a fluorescent zinc probe demonstrated an increase in intracellular zinc levels assessed by increases in fluorescent intensity of cultures treated with TPEN compared to controls. These data suggest that TPEN binds to cytoplasmic zinc therefore limiting fungal access to zinc. To investigate the efficacy of TPEN on food and feed crops, we found that TPEN effectively decreases aflatoxin accumulation on peanut medium but not in a sunflower seeds-derived medium. From an application perspective, these data provide the basis for biological differences that exist in the efficacy of different zinc chelators in various food and feed crops frequently contaminated by aflatoxin. PMID:27271668

  15. Chelating compounds as potential flash rust inhibitors and melamine & aziridine cure of acrylic colloidal unimolecular polymers (CUPs)

    Mistry, Jigar Kishorkumar

    Waterborne coatings on ferrous substrates usually show flash rusting which decreases the adhesion of the coating and the corrosion products can form a stain. Chelating compounds were investigated as potential flash rust inhibitors. Compounds being evaluated include amine alcohols, diamines and sulfur containing amines. A new corrosion inhibitor 2,5-bis(thioaceticacid)-1,3,4-thiadiazole (H2ADTZ) was synthesized and its performance characteristics were evaluated. It was noted that the observed structure of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione (also known as 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMTD or DMcT)) has been previously reported in three different tautomeric forms including -dithiol and -dithione. The relative stability of each form as well as the synthesis and characterization of the structures of mono- and dialkylated forms of 5-mercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2(3H)-thione (MTT) were examined. The methods of X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and ab-initio electronic structure calculations were combined to understand the reactivity and structure of each compound. Polymers were synthesized with a 1:7 or 1:8 ratio of acrylic acid to acrylate monomers to produce an acid rich resin. The polymers were reduced and solvent stripped to produce Colloidal Unimolecular Polymers (CUPs). These particles are typically 3-9 nanometers in diameter depending upon the molecular weight. They were then formulated into a clear coating with either a melamine (bake) or an aziridine (ambient cure) and then cured. The melamine system was solvent free, a near zero VOC and the aziridine system was very low to near zero VOC. The coatings were evaluated for their MEK resistance, adhesion, hardness, gloss, flexibility, wet adhesion, abrasion and impact resistance properties.

  16. B-H···π Interaction: A New Type of Nonclassical Hydrogen Bonding.

    Zhang, Xiaolei; Dai, Huimin; Yan, Hong; Zou, Wenli; Cremer, Dieter


    For the first time, nonclassical hydrogen (H)-bonding involving a B-H···π interaction is described utilizing both quantum chemical predictions and experimental realization. In the gas phase, a B-H···π H-bond is observed in either B2H6···benzene (ΔE = -5.07 kcal/mol) or carborane···benzene (ΔE = -3.94 kcal/mol) complex at reduced temperatures. Ir-dimercapto-carborane complexes [Cp*Ir(S2C2B10H10)] are designed to react with phosphines PR3 (R = C6H4X, X = H, F, OMe) to give [Cp*Ir(PR3)S2C2B10H10] for an investigation of B-H···π interactions at ambient temperatures. X-ray diffraction studies reveal that the interaction between the carborane BH bonds and the phosphine aryl substituents involves a BH···π H-bond (H···π distance: 2.40-2.76 Å). (1)H NMR experiments reveal that B-H···π interactions exist in solution according to measured (1)H{(11)B} signals at ambient temperatures in the range 0.0 ≤ δ ≤ 0.3 ppm. These are high-field shifted by more than 1.5 ppm relative to the (1)H{(11)B} signals obtained for the PMe3 analog without B-H···π bonding. Quantum chemical calculations suggest that the interaction is electrostatic and the local (B)H···ring stretching force constant is as large as the H-bond stretching force constant in the water dimer. PMID:26910602

  17. Molluscicidal activity of various solvent extracts from Solanum nigrum var. villosum L. aerial parts against Galba truncatula

    Hammami H.


    Full Text Available Molluscicidal activity of Solanum nigrum var. villosum (morelle velue extracts and their fractions were tested against the mollusca gastropoda Galba truncatula intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica. The results indicated that the hydro-methanol (MeOH-H2O immature fruit extract possess the highest molluscicidal activity (LC50 = 3.96 mg/L against Galba truncatula compared with other tested compounds. After acido-basic treatment, the methanolic extract fraction isolated from the immature fruits and the richest in alkaloids was the most toxic (LC50 = 1.65 mg/L. The fractions richest in saponosides obtained from the hydromethanolic and methanolic extracts of immature fruits showed interesting molluscicidal activities (LC50 = 6.15 mg/L and LC50 = 7.91 mg/L, respectively. The observed molluscicide activity could be attributed to the presence of alkaloids or saponosides. So, the immature fruits of Solanum nigrum var. villosum could be substrates of choice for molluscicide activity. In addition, total alkaloids and saponosides present in this plant deserve further investigations in order to identify the active principles and demonstrate their activities on mollusks in their natural habitat. According to the World Health Organization’s guidelines on screening for plant molluscicides, use of these fractions may add to the arsenal of methods to control snail transmitting fasciolosis in tropical and Third World countries where fasciolosis is a common disease.

  18. Study of chemical and electrochemical properties of some elements in molten NaAlCl

    We describe a study of the electrochemical and chemical properties in molten mixtures of Aluminium Chloride-Sodium chloride, at 210 deg. C and the concept of acidity, related to chloride activity, is previously summarized. In a first part, the study of Mercury and Cadmium by means of electro-analytical techniques, states the Hg2+2, Hg2+, Cd2+2 and Cd2+ ions and their acid properties. Some diagrams Equilibrium potential vs acidity are the synthesis of these results. In a second part, it is shown that a nickel electrode is an indicator of the presence of oxide ions; from interpretation of electrochemical results, O2 appears to behave, in terms of the chloro-acido-basicity concept, as a strong di-base, giving the solvated form AlOCl-2, or a strong tri-base giving AlOCl. A saturation effect by Al2O3 appears when the oxide concentration is increased; the solubility of Al2O3 versus acidity is determined from the electrochemical results. In a third part, results for the Ni/Ni(II) or HCl/H2O systems are related to dissolved oxide ion presence in chloroaluminate melts; elimination of oxide ions, through H2O formation, by reaction with HCl is noteworthy. (author)

  19. Kinetics of oxidation of acidic amino acids by sodium N-bromobenzenesulphonamide in acid medium: A mechanistic approach

    Puttaswamy; Nirmala Vaz


    Kinetics of oxidation of acidic amino acids (glutamic acid (Glu) and aspartic acid (Asp)) by sodium N-bromobenzenesulphonamide (bromamine-B or BAB) has been carried out in aqueous HClO4 medium at 30°C. The rate shows firstorder dependence each on [BAB]o and [amino acid]o and inverse first-order on [H+]. At [H+] > 0 60 mol dm-3, the rate levelled off indicating zero-order dependence on [H+] and, under these conditions, the rate has fractional order dependence on [amino acid]. Succinic and malonic acids have been identified as the products. Variation of ionic strength and addition of the reaction product benzenesulphonamide or halide ions had no significant effect on the reaction rate. There is positive effect of dielectric constant of the solvent. Proton inventory studies in H2O-D2O mixtures showed the involvement of a single exchangeable proton of the OH- ion in the transition state. Kinetic investigations have revealed that the order of reactivity is Asp > Glu. The rate laws proposed and derived in agreement with experimental results are discussed.

  20. Theoretical Studies on the Isomerization of Peroxynitrite to Nitrate Mediated by Peroxynitrous Acid

    LIU Yong-Dong; ZHONG Ru-Gang


    The conversion of peroxynitrite(ONOO-)to nitrate(NO3-)mediated by peroxy-nitrous acid(ONOOH)has been investigated at the CCSD/6-311G(d)//B3L YP/6-311+G(d,P)level.Two kinds of pathways for the title reaction were found.The results show that the energy barrier ofisomerization through pathway 1 is around 25 kcal/mol in the gas phase.This value is significantly lower than that of isomerization without any catalysts.Thus,it indicates that ONOOH definitely makes the conversion from ONOO- to NO3- feasible.Although pathway 2 does not decrease the energy barrier of this isomerization,peroxynitric acid(O2NOOH)Was obtained;moreover,this is a new pathway for this formation.In view of the results that peroxynitrate anion Can decompose into nitrite and dioxygen.we conclude that our results are consistent with the experimental observation that nitrate,nitrite,and dioxygen are the main final products of the decay of peroxynitrite around pH7.

  1. An environmentally friendly method to remove and utilize the highly toxic strychnine in other products based on proton-transfer complexation

    Adam, Abdel Majid A.; Refat, Moamen S.; Saad, Hosam A.; Hegab, Mohamed S.


    The study of toxic and carcinogenic substances represents one of the most demanding areas in human safety, due to their repercussions for public health. There is great motivation to remove and utilize these substances in other products instead of leaving them contaminate the environment. One potentially toxic compound for humans is strychnine (Sy). In the present study, we attempted to establish a quick, simple, direct and efficient method to remove and utilize discarded Sy in other products based on proton-transfer complexation. First, Sy was reacted with the acido organic acceptors PA, DNBA and CLA. Then, the resultant salts were direct carbonized into carbon materials. Also, this study provides an insight into the structure and morphology of the obtained products by a range of physicochemical techniques, such as UV-visible, IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopies; XRD; SEM; TEM; and elemental and thermal analyses. Interestingly, the complexation of Sy with the PA or DNBA acceptor leads to a porous carbon material, while its complexation with CLA acceptor forms non-porous carbon product.

  2. Lignin recovery. A resource to value; La lignina: una risorsa da valorizzare

    Zimbardi, P.; Cardinale, G.; Demichele, M.; Nanna, F.; Viggiano, D. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Trisaia, Rotondella, MT (Italy). Dipt. Energia; Bonini, C.; D' Alessio, L.; D' Auria, M.; Teghil, R.; Tofani, D. [Basilicata Univ., Potenza (Italy). Dipt. di Chimica


    In the present paper, the effects of the steam explosion (ES) pretreatment conditions on recovery and chemical structure of wheat straw lignin are reported. The experimental data of lignin recovery by caustic extraction, followed by acid precipitation, have been interpolated to obtain the dependence on the time and temperature of SE. The lignin has been characterised by using several methods. Preliminary results on the synthesis of copolymers lignin-styrene are also reported. [Italian] Si ripotano i risultati piu' rilevanti di un'attivita' di ricerca condotta dall'ENEA e dall'universita' della Basilicata, finalizzata alla valorizzazione della lignina. Sono stati indagati gli effetti del trattamento con vapore d'acqua ad alta pressione (processo steam explosion) sulla struttura chimica della lignina e la possibilita' di isolarla con alte rese di estrazione dalla paglia di grano. La lignina, estratta dalla biomassa trattata con una soluzione acquosa di idrossido di sodio ed isolata acidificando la soluzione con acido solforico, e' stata analizzata con diverse tecniche microscopiche, spettroscopiche e cromatografiche. Sono riportati i dati sperimentali interpolati ottenendo la relazione empirica che lega la resa di recupero alla temperatura e alla durata del trattamento di steam explosion.

  3. Structures of nitrato-(2-hydroxybenzaldehydo) (2,2′-bipyridyl)copper and nitrato-(2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzaldehydo)(2,2′-bipyridyl)copper

    Nitrato-(2-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzaldehydo)(2,2′-bipyridyl)copper (I) and nitrato-(2-hydroxybenzaldehydo)(2,2′-bipyridyl)copper (II) were synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction. The coordination polyhedron of the central copper atom in complex I can be described as a distorted tetragonal pyramid whose base is formed by the phenol and carbonyl oxygen atoms of the monodeprotonated 2-hydroxy-5nitrobenzaldehyde molecule and the nitrogen atoms of the 2,2′-bipyridyl ligand and whose apex is occupied by the oxygen atom of the nitrato group. In the crystal structure, complexes I are linked by the acido ligands and the NO2 groups of the aldehyde molecule into infinite chains. In complex II, the central copper atom is coordinated by 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 2,2′-bipyridyl, and the nitrato group, resulting in the formation of centrosymmetric dimers. The coordination polyhedron of the central copper atom can be described as a bipyramid (4 + 1 + 1) with the same base as in complex I. The axial vertices of the bipyramid are occupied by the oxygen atom of the nitrato group and the bridging phenol oxygen atom of the adjacent complex related to the initial complex by a center of symmetry. In the crystal structure, complexes II are hydrogen bonded into infinite chains.

  4. Operation of the ISO-DALT system: Seventh edition

    The ISO-DALT system of two-dimensional electrophoresis was developed as a series of modifications of the original technique of O'Farrell. We have written a series of recipes and more detailed laboratory procedures that incorporate refinements and ''tricks of the trade'' as they have developed during our use of the system. The present collection is the seventh version in this series and represents the state of art as of May 1984. The seventh edition has been prepared to incorporate the changes that we have found helpful, as well as to add a few new sections such as silver staining, transfer gels, ACIDOs, and BASOs. Although these directions are specific for our laboratory, we hope that they will be helpful in other laboratories as well. Although some disagreement still exists, we recommend that gel patterns be oriented with acid isoelectric points (pIs) to the left and high sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) molecular weights at the top. This results in a system of pI and molecular weight values that run according to the Cartesian convention and facilitates the use of the charge and molecular weight standards described herein. 67 refs., 14 figs




    Full Text Available Se estudiaron polvos de aceria cuyo analisis quimico revelo un contenido (en peso de: 27,0 % de Fe; 7,1 % de Mg; 4,9 % de Zn; 4,0 % de Ca y 0,5 % de Pb. La difraccion de rayos X y la espectroscopia infrarroja, permitio identificar en los polvos las siguientes fases: espinelas, Fe3O4, CaCO3, SiO2, ZnO y PbO. El analisis microscopico de estos residuos indico que estan formados por agregados de particulas esferoidales cuyo tamano varia entre 120 y 0,25 ¿Êm. La lixiviabilidad de los mismos se evaluo durante 28 dias en columnas de percolacion, empleando agua y disoluciones de acidos organicos como agentes lixiviantes. El objetivo fue evaluar el comportamiento del residuo bajo condiciones similares a las que generan los microorganismos naturales del suelo. Se encontro que la lixiviabilidad de Zn y Pb vario entre 80 y 16 mg mensuales por kilogramo de polvo de aceria.

  6. pH as a Driver for Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Forest Soils.

    Stempfhuber, Barbara; Engel, Marion; Fischer, Doreen; Neskovic-Prit, Ganna; Wubet, Tesfaye; Schöning, Ingo; Gubry-Rangin, Cécile; Kublik, Susanne; Schloter-Hai, Brigitte; Rattei, Thomas; Welzl, Gerhard; Nicol, Graeme W; Schrumpf, Marion; Buscot, Francois; Prosser, James I; Schloter, Michael


    In this study, we investigated the impact of soil pH on the diversity and abundance of archaeal ammonia oxidizers in 27 different forest soils across Germany. DNA was extracted from topsoil samples, the amoA gene, encoding ammonia monooxygenase, was amplified; and the amplicons were sequenced using a 454-based pyrosequencing approach. As expected, the ratio of archaeal (AOA) to bacterial (AOB) ammonia oxidizers' amoA genes increased sharply with decreasing soil pH. The diversity of AOA differed significantly between sites with ultra-acidic soil pH (4.5, regardless of geographic position and vegetation. These OTUs could be related to the Nitrosotalea group 1.1 and the Nitrososphaera subcluster 7.2, respectively, and showed significant similarities to OTUs described from other acidic environments. Conversely, none of the major OTUs typical of sites with a soil pH >4.6 could be found in the ultra- and extreme acidic soils. Based on a comparison with the amoA gene sequence data from a previous study performed on agricultural soils, we could clearly show that the development of AOA communities in soils with ultra-acidic pH (<3.5) is mainly triggered by soil pH and is not influenced significantly by the type of land use, the soil type, or the geographic position of the site, which was observed for sites with acido-neutral soil pH. PMID:25501889

  7. Monocapas de ácidos grasos. I. Ácido esteárico sobre disoluciones acuosas de etanol

    Rodríguez Patino, J. M.


    Full Text Available The structure and stability of fatty acid monolayers spread on aqueous solutions with ethanol has been studied. The experiments were carried out isothermically using a commercial Langmuir balance (Lauda. Monolayers exhibit solid or condensed liquid structure depending of the ethanol concentration in the subphase. Temperature has not a significant influence on the monolayer. Structure there is a loss of stearic acid film through solution into the adjacent subphase. This loss is increased with the temperature and ethanol concentration in the subphase.

    Monocapas de ácidos grasos. I. Acido esteárico sobre disoluciones acuosas de etanol. Se ha estudiado la estructura y estabilidad de monocapas de ácido esteárico esparcidas sobre disoluciones acuosas que contienen etanol. Las experiencias se han realizado en una balanza de superficie comercial tipo Langmuir y se ha operado en condiciones isotérmicas. Las monocapas presentan estructuras de tipo sólida o de líquido condensado en función de la concentración de etanol en la subfase. La estructura que adopta la monocapa es prácticamente independiente de la temperatura. La pérdida de moléculas de ácido esteárico de la monocapa por disolución en la subfase se incrementa a los valores más elevados de temperatura y de concentración de etanol.

  8. Operation of the ISO-DALT system: Seventh edition

    Tollaksen, S.L.; Anderson, N.L.; Anderson, N.G.


    The ISO-DALT system of two-dimensional electrophoresis was developed as a series of modifications of the original technique of O'Farrell. We have written a series of recipes and more detailed laboratory procedures that incorporate refinements and ''tricks of the trade'' as they have developed during our use of the system. The present collection is the seventh version in this series and represents the state of art as of May 1984. The seventh edition has been prepared to incorporate the changes that we have found helpful, as well as to add a few new sections such as silver staining, transfer gels, ACIDOs, and BASOs. Although these directions are specific for our laboratory, we hope that they will be helpful in other laboratories as well. Although some disagreement still exists, we recommend that gel patterns be oriented with acid isoelectric points (pIs) to the left and high sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) molecular weights at the top. This results in a system of pI and molecular weight values that run according to the Cartesian convention and facilitates the use of the charge and molecular weight standards described herein. 67 refs., 14 figs.

  9. The effect of pH on the synthesis of stable Cu2O/CuO nanoparticles by sol-gel method in a glycolic medium

    Zayyoun, N.; Bahmad, L.; Laânab, L.; Jaber, B.


    In this work, we demonstrate that using a glycolic medium, both stable CuO and Cu2O nanoparticles can be elaborated from Cu colloidal particles by adjusting their chemical environment, in particular the acido-basicity of the solution. In this context, the effect of pH on the sol-gel synthesis of Cu2O/CuO NPs was investigated. XRD results confirmed the formation of pure Cu2O with a cubic structure at lower pH (pH ≤ 6), whereas the pure monoclinic CuO was formed at higher pH (pH ≥ 12). TEM image indicates that the as-formed CuO NPs in basic pH are spherical in shape and their average size is found to be in the range of 4.5 nm. However, the as-obtained Cu2O NPs in acid pH are cubical, with an average diameter of about 3 nm, and agglomerated into large spherical particles under the effect of ethylene glycol. Using the UV-Vis spectroscopy, the measured band gap energies of the prepared Cu2O and CuO NPs are 2.07 and 4.08 eV respectively. FTIR results confirm the purity of the synthesized CuO and Cu2O nanoparticles.

  10. Analytic techniques to quantify Tetrachlorohydroquinone and Chloranil; Tecnicas analiticas para cuantificar Tetraclorohidroquinona y Cloranilo

    Castillo Escobedo, Ma. Teresa; Gutierrez de Gonzalez, Luz Ma; Gojon Zorrilla, Gabriel [Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)


    Tetrachlorohydroquinone (TCHQ) was determined by two methods: iodometry and cerimetry. Tritation with aqueous ceric ammonium sulphate using potentiometric end-point detection proved to be the method of choice on account of its coefficient of variation (CV=0.475%) and its excellent accuracy. Chloranil (TCQ) was quantified by titration with aqueous ascorbic acid in acetone-water-hexamethylene tetramine (HMT), the golden-yellow color of the TCQ-HMT complex disappearing at the end point. This method is accurate and has CV=0.396%. [Spanish] Se cuantifico la tetraclorohidroquinona (TCHQ) mediante una tecnica yodometrica y un metodo potenciometrico, basado en el uso de sulfato cerico amoniacal. Se concluyo que el metodo potenciometrico es el mejor, ya que tiene un coeficiente de variacion (CV) de 0.475%, y una exactitud muy aceptable. Se desarrollo un tecnica para cuantificar el Cloranilo (TCQ) por titulacion con Acido Ascorbico en presencia de Hexametilentetramina (HMT) en medio acetona-agua; el punto final se determino por la separacion del color amarillo oro del complejo TCQ-HMT. Esta tecnica presenta un coeficiente de variacion (CV) de 0.396% y una exactitud aceptable. Se realizaron pruebas de hipotesis para verificar la exactitud de los metodos elegidos.

  11. Intoxicación por fluoroacetato de sodio

    Juliana Granada


    Full Text Available El fluoroacetato de sodio es conocido como compuesto 1080, fue descubierto por químicos alemanes durante la segunda guerra mundial. Es un compuesto inodoro e insaboro, soluble en agua, la dosis letal 50 en humanos es de 2 a 4 mg/kg. Debido a su letalidad, ha sido retirado del mercado en algunos países incluyendo Colombia. Este compuesto causa efectos bioquímicos y fisiológicos como acumulación de citrato, alteración de los trasportadores mitocondriales del citrato, acumulación de acido láctico, alteración de la regulación de la glucosa y alteraciones hidrioelectroliticas (principalmente en los niveles de calcio. Las manifestaciones clínicas de intoxicación por esta sustancia son inespecíficas, lo que dificulta su identificación y tratamiento oportuno, aumentando su letalidad. El etanol aumenta el nivel de acetato, ofreciendo así un sustrato alterno al ciclo de Krebs y puede ofrecer beneficios en el tratamiento agudo de estos pacientes. Sin embargo, el manejo de soporte es el pilar fundamental del manejo de estos casos. Se presenta un caso de ingestión intencional en un adolescente con diagnóstico tardío y con desenlace satisfactorio.

  12. CO{sub 2} sequestration technologies

    Ketzer, Marcelo [Brazilian Carbon Storage Research Center (Brazil)


    In this presentation the importance of the capture and sequestration of CO{sub 2} is outlined for the reduction of gas discharges of greenhouse effect; then the principles of CO{sub 2} storage in geologic formations are reviewed; afterwards, the analogs for the CO{sub 2} storage are commented, such as the storage of the acid gas, the natural gas storage and the natural CO{sub 2} deposits. Also it is spoken on the CO{sub 2} storage in coal, in water-bearing saline deposits and in oil fields, and finally the subject of the safety and monitoring of the CO{sub 2} storage is reviewed. [Spanish] En esta presentacion se expone la importancia de la captura y secuestro de CO{sub 2} para la reduccion de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero; luego se tratan los principios de almacenamiento de CO{sub 2} en formaciones geologicas; despues se comentan los analogos para el almacenamiento de CO{sub 2} como el almacenamiento del gas acido, el almacenamiento de gas natural y los yacimientos naturales de CO{sub 2}. Tambien se habla sobre el almacenamiento de CO{sub 2} en carbon, acuiferos salinos y yacimientos petroliferos y por ultimo se toca el tema de la seguridad y monitoreo del almacenamiento de CO{sub 2}.

  13. Lupus vulgaris: Isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the affected skin scraping and mucous membranes

    Jovanović Marina


    Full Text Available Introduction. In the second half of the last century skin tuberculosis has become a rarity. With the appearance of resistance to different kinds of pathogenes, HIV-immunodeficiency and decreasing standard of living, the incidence of skin tuberculosis increses. Lupus vulgaris is a chronic form of the secondary tuberculosis of the skin. Case report. This is a case report of a 66-year-old woman who presented with a growing, painless, brownish-red, slab-shaped, jelly, cutanesous mass, 2.5 centimeters in diameter, on the tip of her nose, reaching the mucous membrane of the nose. Results. Apart from accelerated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (43/73 and a positive tuberculosis test (Mantoux 10 TU=25x25 mm, all relevant findings were within reference values. Using Ziehl-Neelsen staining, no acido-resistent bacilli were found. The skin scraping sample, taken from the affected skin and the mucous membrane, was cultivated in Lowenstein medium base, and this resulted with cultivation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Using three-drug combination therapy for ten months, complete remission was achieved. Conclusion. Successful cultivation of pathogens represents an absolute diagnostic criterion. We present a case of a woman with lupus vulgaris, because there is a small number of cases documented around the world where the diagnosis was confirmed by culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. .

  14. Li tho bio chemistratrigraphy in Mina Verdum group Nico Perez terrain-Uruguay

    The occurrence of volcanic and pyroclastic rocks in the Mina Verdun Group is reported here. The unit represents a marine volcanosedimentary succession, made up from base to top of the following formations: Cerro de las Viboras Formation (metarhyolites), Don Mario Formation (pelites, sandstones), La Toma Formation (marls), El Calabozo Formation (stromatolitic limestones with Conophyton), Gibraltar Formation (mainly dolostones, subordinate marls and limestones) and Nueva Carrara Formation (acid lapilli-tuffs acidos and dolomitic metamarls). Three outcrop areas are known, located between Minas and Pan de Azucar, namely: Mina Verdun (stratotype), Burgueno Quarry and Paso del Molino (Arroyo Pan de Azucar). Diamictites and orthoconglomerates of the Las Ventanas Formation overly with erosional and angular unconformity the Mina Verdun Group. The age of the succession is pre-Ediacaran, and bracketed between the late Mesoproterozoic and Tonian (1300-850 Ma) according to the chemostratigraphic data and the stromatolite assemblages. Carbonates of the Mina Verdun Group show a ?13C curve at its stratotype, which is characterized by a basal negative excursion to -3.3 PDB, followed by moderately positive values in the rest of the section, representing a plateau around +2 ? PDB. In the southern part of its outcrop area, limestones of the Mina Verdun Group show more negative de ?13C and ?18O values, as well as a maniphest decoloration. These characteristics are the result of contact-metamorphism of nearby granitic plutons in that area. (author)

  15. Guidelines for specialized nutritional and metabolic support in the critically-ill patient: Update. Consensus SEMICYUC-SENPE: Septic patient Recomendaciones para el soporte nutricional y metabólico especializado del paciente crítico: Actualización. Consenso SEMICYUC-SENPE: Paciente séptico

    C. Ortiz Leyba


    consecuencias de la desnutrición, proveer el adecuado aporte de nutrientes y prevenir el desarrollo de complicaciones secundarias como la sobreinfección y el fracaso multiorgánico. Al igual que en el resto de pacientes críticos, cuando la ruta enteral es insuficiente para asegurar las necesidades caloricoproteicas, la asociación de nutrición parenteral ha demostrado ser segura en este subgrupo de pacientes. Los estudios que evalúan el efecto de farmaconutrientes específicos en el paciente séptico son escasos y no permiten establecer recomendaciones al respecto. Respecto a las dietas enterales con mezcla de sustratos con diferente capacidad farmaconutriente, su uso no parece aportar, hasta el momento actual, beneficios claros sobre la evolución de la sepsis respecto a las dietas estándar, aunque tampoco hay clara evidencia de que sean perjudiciales. A pesar de que no hay suficiente evidencia para recomendar el empleo de glutamina en el paciente septico que recibe nutricion parenteral, este podria beneficiarse de su uso, dados los buenos resultados y la ausencia de efectos adversos atribuible a la glutamina en los diferentes estudios llevados a cabo en el conjunto de pacientes criticos. No se puede recomendar el empleo rutinario de acidos grasos ω-3 hasta que dispongamos de mayor evidencia, aunque debe evitarse en estos pacientes el empleo de emulsiones lipidicas con alto contenido en acidos grasos ω-6. El paciente septico debe recibir un adecuado aporte de oligoelementos y vitaminas. El empleo de selenio a dosis altas requiere de mas estudios para poder recomendarlo.

  16. Mathematical modeling of the hydrogen evolution reaction using HClO{sub 4} and H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} as electrolytes; Modelacion matematica de la reaccion de evolucion del hidrogeno utilizando HClO{sub 4} y H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} como electrolitos

    Ortega Chavez, Laura; Herrera Peraza, Eduardo; Alonso Nunez, Gabriel [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico); Manzanarez Papayanopoulos, Luisa [PROFEPA, Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Verde Gomez, Ysmael [Instituto Tecnologico de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo (Mexico); Keer Rendon, Arturo [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados, Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico)


    tecnologia, se ha visto limitada por factores tales como el elevado costo de los distintos componentes que conforman una celda de combustible. Por ejemplo, el platino empleado por excelencia como el mejor catalizador para llevar a cabo la reaccion quimica entre hidrogeno y oxigeno, responsable de la produccion de energia electrica. En la busqueda de la optimizacion o sustitucion del platino, es importante contar con una metodologia que permita realizar un diagnostico in situ del estado de dicho catalizador. Este diagnostico involucra aspectos tales como la determinacion de los sitios activos y la carga y la degradacion que el catalizador puede ir sufriendo durante el funcionamiento de la celda. El presente trabajo consiste en el desarrollo de un modelo matematico que alimentado con las constantes de velocidad y los fenomenos involucrados en la reaccion de la evolucion del hidrogeno, produce como datos de salida, las curvas de polarizacion (E vs I) y de espectroscopia de impedancia electroquimica para dicha reaccion. Se considero para la modelacion, al Pt monocristalino preferenciado en las direcciones (111) y (100) como catalizador y usando diversos acidos como electrolitos. Las curvas obtenidas con el algoritmo matematico muestran una correlacion de la influencia del tipo y concentracion de los acidos usados como electrolitos y la densidad de corriente electrica debido a la evolucion del H{sub 2}. Finalmente, este modelo deja abierta la posibilidad de explorar el efecto del cambio en los valores de las variables involucradas en las reacciones de una celda de combustible, lo que nos permitira evaluar in situ el estado y comportamiento del catalizador.

  17. Ripe fruits of Bromelia antiacantha: investigations on the chemical and bioactivity profile Quimica e atividade in vitro da banana-do-mato (Bromelia antiacantha Bertol., Bromeliaceae

    Vanessa N. C. Santos


    -DAD. Nenhuma citotoxicidade foi observada em fibroblastos L929 para extratos aquoso, metanólico e lipídico entre 500 e 0,01 µg/ml, assim como baixa genotoxicidade (1000 µg/mL quando comparados aos controles negativo e positivo (MMS. Abundantes cristais de oxalato de cálcio e de sacarose foram observados e caracterizados por RMN e difração de Raios-X respectivamente, e a composição centesimal do fruto indicou abundantes carboidratos (45% e lipídeos (18%. A analise de carboidratos encontrou componentes monosacarídicos ácidos e foram encontrados acido palmítico e linoléico em quantidades similares (30% cada e 20% de acido oléico, entre outros ácidos graxos através de CG-DIC. A viscosidade da sub-fração polissacarídica solúvel em água (5 g/L foi semelhante a da água.

  18. KINETIC STUDY OF PALMITIC ACID ESTERIFICATION CATALYZED BY Rhizopus oryzae RESTING CELLS Estudio cinético de la esterificación del ácido palmítico catalizado por células en reposo de Rhizopus oryzae


    Full Text Available In the present study, a kinetic model for the biocatalytic synthesis of esters using Rhizopus oryzae resting cells is proposed. The kinetic study has been made in a range of 30-50 °C and atmospheric pressure. The Influence of operating variables, water content, pH, amount of mycelium was studied. Different values of temperature, initial mycelium concentration and acid/alcohol molar ratio were tested. Initial rates were estimated from the slope of the concentration of palmitic acid, or their corresponding ester at conversions of less than 10%, versus time and reported as mmol l-1 min -1. The values of kinetic constants were computed using the freeware program SIMFIT (http:\\ el presente estudio, un modelo cinético para la síntesis de esteres usando Rhizopus oryzae resting cells es propuesto. El estudio cinético fue realizado en un rango de temperatura de 30-50 ºC a presión atmosférica reducida. La influencia de las variables de operación tales como temperatura, pH y contenido de agua fueron estudiadas. Diferentes valores de concentración de micelio y relación molar de ácido/alcohol son ensayadas, Las velocidades iníciales se estimaron de la curva de concentración de acido palmítico, y su correspondiente conversión a ester en menos del 10%, frente a tiempo y reportadas en mmol I-1 min -1. Los valores de las constantes cinéticas fueron calculados usando el programa freeware SIMFIT (http:\\

  19. Guidelines for specialized nutritional and metabolic support in the critically-ill patient: Update. Consensus SEMICYUC-SENPE: Respiratory failure Recomendaciones para el soporte nutricional y metabólico especializado del paciente crítico: Actualización. Consenso SEMICYUC-SENPE: Insuficiencia respiratoria

    T. Grau Carmona


    Full Text Available Severe acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation is one of the most frequent reasons for admission to the intensive care unit. Among the most frequent causes for admission are exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute respiratory failure with acute lung injury (ALI or with criteria of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS. These patients have a high risk of malnutrition due to the underlying disease, their altered catabolism and the use of mechanical ventilation. Consequently, nutritional evaluation and the use of specialized nutritional support are required. This support should alleviate the catabolic effects of the disease, avoid calorie overload and, in selected patients, to use omega-3 fatty acid and antioxidant-enriched diets, which could improve outcome.La insuficiencia respiratoria aguda grave que precisa ventilacion mecanica es una de las causas mas frecuentes de ingreso de los pacientes en UCI. Entre las etiologias mas frecuentes se encuentran la reagudizacion de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva cronica y la insuficiencia respiratoria aguda con lesion pulmonar aguda o con criterios de sindrome de distres respiratorio agudo. Estos pacientes presentan un riesgo elevado de desnutricion por su enfermedad de base, por la situacion catabolica en la que se encuentran y por el empleo de la ventilacion mecanica. Ello justifica que estos pacientes deban ser valorados desde el punto de vista nutricional y que el uso de soporte nutricional especializado sea necesario. El soporte nutricional especializado debe paliar los efectos catabolicos de la enfermedad, evitar la sobrecarga de calorias y utilizar, en casos seleccionados, dietas especificas enriquecidas con acidos grasos ω-3 y antioxidantes que podrian mejorar el pronostico.

  20. Effects of some sesquiterpenes on the stored-product insect Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae Efectos de algunos sesquiterpenos sobre el insecto de productos almacenados, Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae

    Matías García


    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the allelochemical activity of some sesquiterpenes isolated from the native plant Tessaria absinthioides (Hook. et Arn. DC, and some semi synthetic derivatives against Tenebrio molitor L. larvae, we have developed bioassays directed to quantify repellency, larval mortality, and its effects on the development. Although costic aldehyde caused the maximum repellent effect, all the compounds showed a significant effect at some dose or time, indicating behavioral avoidance. The topical application of costic aldehyde produced the largest increase on the duration of the pupal stage. Tessaric acid exhibited the highest toxicity by topical application at the experiment closure. Both eremophilane-1(10,2,11(13-triene-12-oic, and -costic acids induced some morphological deformities.Con el objeto de evaluar sesquiterpenos aislados de la planta nativa Tessaria absinthioides (Hook et Arn y algunos derivados semisintéticos frente a larvas de Tenebrio molitor L., se desarrollaron bioensayos orientados a la cuantificación de la repelencia, mortalidad de larvas y efectos sobre el desarrollo. Aldehído cóstico produjo el mayor incremento en la duración del estado pupal por aplicación tópica. Acido tessárico exhibió el más alto porcentaje de mortalidad al finalizar el período de experimentación. Los productos eremophilan-1(10,2, 11(13-trien-12-oico y ácido -cóstico dieron lugar al mayor número de malformaciones. Si bien aldehído cóstico mostró la máxima actividad de repelencia, todos los compuestos evaluados produjeron efectos significativos en el ensayo de elección.

  1. Phytochemical study of Mikania pseudohoffmanianna G. M. Barroso ex W. C. Holmes Estudo fitoquímico de Mikania pseudohoffmanianna G. M. Barroso ex W. C. Holmes

    Janaina Moreira de Souza


    Full Text Available This work describes the fractionation of methanol and dichloromethane extracts of aerial parts from the Mikania pseudohoffmanniana G. M. Barroso ex W. C. Holmes. The phytochemical study of extracts led to isolation and the identification of 16 known compounds, including: steroids: campesterol, stigmasterol and beta-sitosterol, diterpenes: ent-15beta-E-cinnamoyloxy-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid, ent-15beta-Z-cinnamoyloxy-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid and ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid, triterpenes: alpha-amyrin, beta-amyrin, alpha-amyrin acetate, beta-amyrin acetate, lupeol, lupeol acetate and friedelin, coumarin: scopoletin, flavonoid: quercetin and caffeoyl quinic acid derivative: 4,5-di-O-[E]-caffeoyl quinic acid.O fracionamento dos extratos diclorometânico e metanólico das partes aéreas de Mikania pseudohoffmanniana G. M. Barroso ex W. C. Holmes resultou na identificação de 16 substâncias: os esteróides: campesterol, estigmasterol e beta-sitosterol; os diterpenos: ácido ent-15beta-E-cinamoiloxi-caur-16-en-19-óico, ácido ent-15beta-Z-cinamoiloxi-caur-16-en-19-óico e ácido ent-caur-16-en-19-óico; os triterpenos: alfa-amirina, beta-amirina, acetato de alfa-amirina, acetato de beta-amirina, lupeol, acetato de lupeol e friedelina; a cumarina: escopoletina; o flavonóide: quercetina e o derivado do ácido cafeoilquínico: 4,5-di-O-[E] -cafeoilquínico.

  2. Sensor óptico para mediciones de PH obtenido por el método sol-gel con moléculas orgánicas dopadas en matriz vítrea

    Omar Paredes


    Full Text Available Se preparó un sensor de respuesta óptica para medir acidez ambiental, a partir de la mezcla de cuatro moléculas orgánicas, pdimetilaminoazobenceno (amarillo de dimetilo, (acido o-[[p-(dimetila- minofenil]azo]benzoico (rojo de metilo, α,α Bis (6 bromo 5 hidroxicarvacril a hidroxi –o- tolueno g sulfona (azul de bromotimol, y ácido α-hidroxi- α,α-bis (5 hidroxicarvacril-p-toluensulfonico (azul de timol, incorporadas a una matriz vítrea, obtenida vía sol-gel utilizando como precursores tetraetóxido de silicio (TEOS y metiltrietóxido de silicio (ME3S; el intervalo de pH varía entre 1 y 10. La caracterización óptica de las películas depositadas en pequeñas láminas de vidrio de silicato sódico potásico, se llevó a cabo por espectrometría de absorción con un equipo Perkin Elmer 11. Los ensayos de fotoestabilidad se realizaron mediante exposiciones con una lámpara ultravioleta de 10 w. La adherencia y la resistencia química se llevaron a cabo sometiendo las películas a diferentes ambientes acuosos y alcalinos (NaOH 0.5M, Na2CO3 0,1M. El sensor obtenido es sensible a las variaciones de pH, tanto en líquidos como en gases húmedos, además es reversible y estable a los cambios químicos.

  3. Avaliação da atividade antioxidante e antimicrobiana do extrato etanólico bruto e frações orgânicas obtidas a partir da casca do caule da espécie Guettarda uruguensis Cham, & Scthdl, (Rubiaceae

    Ana Flávia Schvabe Duarte


    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o potencial antioxidante e antimicrobiano do extrato bruto e frações obtidas das cascas do caule da espécie Guettarda uruguensis, Os ensaios antioxidantes indicaram alto potencial antioxidante, No ensaio de redução de fosfomolibdênio, a fração acetato de etila apresentou atividade antioxidante de 41,67% em relação ao padrão de ácido ascórbico e superou em 35,21% a atividade do padrão rutina, No ensaio de redução do DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, a fração acetato de etila apresentou um IC50 de 10,91 µg mL-1, valor próximo ao do ácido ascórbico (IC50 = 4,78 µg mL-1 e da rutina (IC50 = 6,62 µg mL-1, Pelo ensaio de TBA (acido tiobabitúrico o extrato bruto (IA = 71,48% e a fração hexano (IA = 47,85% apresentaram índices superiores ao controle de BHT (butil hidroxi tolueno (IA = 42,66, Através do ensaio de microdiluição em placas, foi observado que o extrato bruto e frações apresentaram atividade antimicrobiana, O estudo fitoquímico qualitativo revelou a presença de alcaloides, cumarinas, esteroides e/ou triterpenos, heterosídeos saponínicos, taninos e aminogrupos.

  4. The Villas Carrousel PV-Wind Hybrid Project

    Huacuz, Jorge M. [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


    A pilot project was carried out to supply electrical services for an ecological hotel (eco-hotel), using solar and wind energy in Southeast Mexico. Fifteen small photovoltaic-wind hybrid systems were designed and built by researchers of the Electrical Research Institute of Mexico (IIE), as part of a cooperation agreement with the mexican company Carrousel Operadora Turistica, aimed at developing a technology package to supply electrical services to similar hotels sited in remote areas. Each hybrid system includes one wind generator of 500W nominal capacity, one PV panel ranging in power from 150W to 320 Watts peak, one lead-acid battery bank of 570 ampere-hour in capacity, and an electronic charge controller. This paper describes the systems and summarizes the results from the first twelve months of operation. [Espanol] Se llevo a cabo un proyecto piloto para el suministro de servicios electricos a un hotel ecologico (eco-hotel), utilizando energia solar y energia del viento en el Sudeste de Mexico. Investigadores del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas de Mexico, disenaron y construyeron quince pequenos sistemas hibridos fotovoltaicos-viento, como parte de un acuerdo de cooperacion con la compania mexicana Carrousel Operadora Turistica, orientado al desarrollo de un paquete tecnologico para proporcionar servicios de energia electrica a hoteles similares ubicados en areas remotas. Cada sistema hibrido incluye un aero-generador con capacidad nominal de 500W un panel foto-voltaico con una potencia que varia entre los 150W y los 320W pico, una banco de baterias de plomo-acido de 570 amperes-hora de capacidad y un controlador electronico de carga. Este articulo describe los sistemas y presenta un resumen de los resultados de los primeros doce meses de operacion.

  5. Evaluation of a process for the removal of gases contained in geothermal steam through condensation and re-evaporation; Evaluacion de un proceso de remocion de gases contenidos en el vapor geotermico, por medio de la condensacion y de revaporacion

    Angulo C, Raul; Lam Rea, Luis; Garmino, Hector; Jimenez, Humberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)


    The Cerro Prieto I Geothermal Field, developed and operated by the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), has currently an installed electric power generation capacity of 180 MW and is at a very advanced stage in the development of Cerro Prieto II and III, which will allow to raise the generation capacity to 620 MW. During the exploitation of a geothermal field, in producing steam with the purpose of generating electricity, brines and waste gases are obtained. The hydrogen sulfide exhaust to the environment implies pollution problems, for this reason processes have been developed for the oxidation of these gases downstream the turbogenerator either in the flow of separated gases in the steam condensation or in the condensate produced. The Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) has collaborated with CFE in the evaluation of the environmental impact of this gas and in the development of the processes for its abatement. [Espanol] El campo geotermico de Cerro Prieto I, desarrollado y operado por la Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), actualmente tiene una capacidad instalada de generacion de energia electrica de 180 MW, y se encuentra en etapa muy avanzada, el desarrollo de Cerro Prieto II y III, lo que permitira incrementar la capacidad de generacion a 620 MW. Durante la explotacion de un campo geotermico, al producir vapor con el proposito de generar electricidad, se obtienen salmueras y gases de desecho. La descarga de acido sulfhidrico a la atmosfera implica problemas de contaminacion, por esta razon se han desarrollado procesos para la oxidacion de este gas aguas abajo de la turbina generadora, ya sea en la corriente de gases que se separan en la condensacion del vapor o en el condensado producido. El Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) ha colaborado con la CFE en la evaluacion del impacto ambiental de este gas y en el desarrollo de sus procesos de abatimiento.

  6. Efecto citoprotector del camu-camu Myrciaria dubia en tres líneas celulares de ratón expuestos in vivo a bromato de potasio

    Alvis Rafael


    Full Text Available Se evaluó in vivo la capacidad citoprotectora del fruto de Myrciaria dubia (Kunth McVaugh Camu-camu frente al daño mutagénico producido por bromato de potasio (68,5 mg/k sobre tres líneas celulares de ratón (hígado, riñón y células sanguíneas. Se utilizó ratones (n= 120 divididos en tres grupos los cuales bebieron ad libitum: TI= control negativo (solo agua y el grupo TIII (control positivo; El grupo TII bebió el extracto acuoso (2% p/v del fruto de camu-camu. A los diez días se inyectó una dosis única de KBr03 (68,5 mg/kg peso corporal vía intraperitoneal, a los grupos TII y TIII. El tratamiento con camu-camu continuo 35 días más, luego los ratones fueron eutanizados para determinar la frecuencia del daño al DNA mediante el protocolo del ensayo cometa alcalino. El grupo TII mostró en todas las líneas celulares el efecto citoprotector del camu-camu (p< 0,05. El efecto dañino al DNA por la acción oxidativa del KBrO3 es inhibido por el extracto acuoso del fruto de camu camu, probablemente por la presencia de los agentes antioxidantes como el Acido ascórbico y los flavonoides.

  7. [Folate and iron in fertile age women from a Venezuelan community affected by incidence of neural tube defects].

    Mariela, Montilva; Jham, Papale; Nieves, García-Casal María; Yelitza, Berné; Yudith, Ontiveros; Lourdes, Durán


    The objective of this transversal study was to determine folate and iron nutritional status of women in fertile age from Municipio Jiménez, Lara State, Venezuela. The sampling was probabilistic by conglomerates from the urban and rural areas, selecting 15 conglomerates from which women between 12 and 45 years (269), were studied. After signing informed consent, participating were interviewed for personal data, antecedents related to folate and iron, socioeconomic data (Graffar-Mendez Castellano method and unsatisfied basic needs). In blood sample was determined Hemoglobin, and Erythrocytic Folate (FE). Serum was obtained to determine Ferritin and Serum Folate (FS). 53.53% of the sample presented low FS levels, 10.78% were FS deficient. Severe FE deficiency was present in 80.7% of the cases, moderate deficiency affected 5.9%. For both tests, median was higher for women in treatment with Acido Fólico or pregnant (p = 0.000), median for FE was higher for adults (p = 0.001) and in non poor women (p = 0.011). There were no significant differences for coffee, alcohol, anticonceptive consumption, urban or rural resident or socioeconomic strata. The prevalence of anemia was 11.2% being significantly more frequent in adults than in adolescents (p = 0.029) and in urban women (p = 0.042). Low ferritin were found in 37.3% of the sample, the effect of different variables was not statistically significant. In conclusion, there is a high prevalence of iron and folate deficiencies in women of fertile age from Municipio Jiménez, which could constitute a conditioning factor for the appearance of neural tube defects. PMID:21427880


    Quésia Jemima da SILVA


    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar em frutos de 11 genótipos de cirigueleiras o teor de fenólicos totais e o potencial antioxidante foram preparados extratos hidrometanólicos e hidroacetônicos por extração sequencial. A ação antioxidante foi analisada utilizando dois ensaios: sequestro do radical DPPH● (1,1-difenil-2-picrilhidrazil e do radical ABTS+• (2,2’-azino-bis-(3-etilbenzotiazolina-6- acido sulfônico. O extrato obtido do genótipo IPA-10 apresentou maior teor de fenólicos totais (862,31mg EAG.g-1 de polpa, superando, estatisticamente, os extratos dos demais genótipos. Em relação ao percentual de sequestro do radical DPPH●, os extratos dos frutos de todos os genótipos apresentaram forte capacidade antioxidante, tendo em vista que os valores determinados foram superiores a 70%. O comportamento cinético dos extratos dos frutos dos genótipos IPA-2, IPA-3, IPA-4, IPA-5, IPA-6, IPA-7, IPA-8, IPA- 10 e IPA-11 foram classificados como rápidos (TEC50<5 minutos, no entanto, apenas o genótipo IPA-7 apresentou eficiência antirradical super alta. Com relação ao radical ABTS+• todos os genótipos apresentaram apreciável ação antioxidante com destaque para o extrato do genótipo IPA- 10 que demonstrou uma ação superior aos demais genótipos(6.633,87μM TEAC.g-1.

  9. CO{sub 2} electroreduction: conversion into formic acid and mechanistic aspect in aqueous medium; Electroreduction du CO{sub 2}: conversion en acide formique et aspect mecanistique en milieu aqueux

    Innocent, B.; Pasquier, D.; Ropital, F. [Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), 92 - Rueil-Malmaison (France); Hahn, F.; Leger, J.M.; Kokoh, B. [Poitiers Univ., LaCCO, Equipe Electrocatalyse, UMR 6503 CNRS, 86 (France)


    The CO{sub 2} release reduction is nowadays considered as a necessity to limit the climatic change phenomena due to the greenhouse effect. For that, a part of CO{sub 2} could be transformed by its electrochemical reduction on a hydrogen overvoltage electrode as lead. According to the nature of the electrode material and of the electrolyte, CO{sub 2} can be electro catalytically hydrogenated or dimerized. In the conditions presented here (basic aqueous medium, lead electrode), the reagent is in majority reduced into formate, the parasite faradic reaction being the solvent transformation into dihydrogen. The studies carried out by cyclic voltametry have shown that the reducible form of CO{sub 2} is the hydrogeno-carbonate ion; its reduction begins at -1.2 V and reaches a maximum for an electrode potential of -1.6 V vs. ECS. Long intentiostatic electrolyses have then been carried out in an electrolytic circulation cell of 'filter-press' type. The cathode is a lead sheet of 20 cm{sup 2} and a current intensity of -100 mA has been imposed. The chromatographic analyses of the electrolytic solution have allowed to show that the formate selectivity is of 90%. The electroreduction process induces an acido-basic disequilibrium which induces a decrease of the reaction yield. A pH correction is then necessary to obtain great conversions of CO{sub 2} in alkaline medium (pH{>=}7) as follows: HCO{sub 3}{sup -} + H{sub 2}O + 2e{sup -} {yields} HCOO{sup -} + 2 HO{sup -}. In situ reflexion infrared spectroscopy studies, carried out in deuterated aqueous medium and by chrono-amperometry, have shown characteristic bands due to the hydrogeno-carbonate ion (weakly adsorbed) and to the formate produced, required for the understanding of the reactional mechanism. (O.M.)

  10. Utilización de la biomasa residual del cultivo de la piña (Ananas Comosus para la desproteinización enzimática de desechos de la actividad camaronera

    Javier Rodrigo Alpízar Cordero


    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio para comprobar la capacidad desproteinizante de extractos proteicos obtenidos a partir de desechos de rastrojo de piña a diferentes concentraciones sobre los sub-productos de la actividad camaronera. El extracto proteolítico de los desechos de rastrojo de piña se obtuvo a partir de desechos de tallos utilizando un buffer de acido sulfúrico. Este extracto se caracterizó al determinar el contenido de proteína, de azucares totales y su actividad enzimática, contra un patrón de bromelina comercial. Los resultados obtenidos indicaron que el uso del extracto crudo de rastrojo de piña en forma directa logró desproteinizar el 97% de los desechos de camarón, el cual resultó más efectivo que cualquier dilución de esta misma, en un tiempo de 24 horas. Los resultados sugieren que los desechos de la comercialización de la piña pueden ser considerados como potenciales bioagentes para la desproteinizacion de desechos de camarón. Con esto se genera una alternativa biotecnológica para sustituir los procesos químicos tradicionales que utilizan hidróxido de sodio. Esta novedosa metodología promoverá nuevas aplicaciones para los desechos del cultivo de la piña y reducirá los costos y la contaminación del proceso de producción de quitina y quitosano.

  11. Actividad antioxidante de compuestos naturales nitrogenados

    Maestro-Durán, R.


    Full Text Available As a continuation of the study of natural antioxidants, this third part deals with nitrogeneous compounds, classified in the following groups.

    Amino acids and proteins.
    Products of the Maillard reaction.
    Phospholipids (with choline or ethanolamine and their heating products.
    Chlorophylls and porphyrins.
    Uric acid and derivatives.
    Their behaviour as inhibitors of the chain reaction of prooxidant radicals, by irreversible reaction or by sequestration of those radicals, as well as their synergistic action with primary antioxidants is discussed. Finally, the patents registered during the last years for these kind of compounds, their derivatives and synergists in food and other uses are cited.

    Continuando el estudio de los antioxidantes naturales, se incluyen en esta tercera parte los compuestos nitrogenados, clasificados en los siguientes grupos:
    Aminoácidos y proteínas.
    Productos de la reacción coloreada de Maillard.
    Fosfolípidos (con las bases colina y etanolamina y sus productos de calentamiento.
    Clorofilas y porfirinas.
    Acido úrico y sus derivados.
    Se discute su comportamiento como inhibidores de la reacción en cadena de los radicales prooxidantes, por reacción irreversible o por secuestro de estos radicales, así como su acción sinergista con antioxidantes primarios. Finalmente, se citan las patentes registradas en los últimos años para estos tipos de compuestos, sus derivados y sinergistas, en productos alimentarios o en otros usos.

  12. Contribution to the study of sorption mechanisms at solid-liquid interfaces: application to the cases of apatites and oxy-hydroxides; Contribution a l'etude des mecanismes de sorption aux interfaces solide-liquide: application aux cas des apatites et des oxy-hydroxydes

    Duc, M


    Sorption-desorption phenomena play an important role in the transport of toxic and radioactive elements in surface and underground water in contact with solid matter. Selenium, which is one of the long-lived radionuclides present in radioactive waste, is characterized by several oxidation states and by anionic species in aqueous solutions. In order to predict its transport, we need a good knowledge of its sorption processes. We have studied the sorption of Se(IV) and Se(VI) on two types of solids present in natural media or which have been proposed as additives to active barriers: hydroxy-apatites, fluoro-apatite and iron oxi-hydroxides (goethite and hematite). Sorption mechanisms have been studied through an approach including several different and complementary methods: titrimetry, zeta-metry, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photo electron spectroscopy, etc... Results showed that Se(VI) is much less sorbed than Se(VI) on both types of solids. For Se(IV) the sorption mechanisms are different for iron oxides and apatites. On oxides, sorption increases when pH decreases. It can be interpreted by a surface complexation model, essentially through an inner sphere complex (monodentate or bidentate). Modelling of Se sorption curves was performed after the determination of acido-basic properties of oxides. However, the determination of the intrinsic properties of oxides is disturbed by several parameters identified as impurities, evolution of the solid in solution, kinetic and solubility of the solid. For apatites, selenium sorption proceeds by exchange with superficial groups, with a maximum of fixation at approximately pH 8. Thanks to XPS measurements and the elaboration of a mathematical model, we could determine the depth of penetration of both selenium and cadmium on apatites. (author)

  13. Contribution to the study of sorption mechanisms at solid-liquid interfaces: application to the cases of apatites and oxy-hydroxides

    Sorption-desorption phenomena play an important role in the transport of toxic and radioactive elements in surface and underground water in contact with solid matter. Selenium, which is one of the long-lived radionuclides present in radioactive waste, is characterized by several oxidation states and by anionic species in aqueous solutions. In order to predict its transport, we need a good knowledge of its sorption processes. We have studied the sorption of Se(IV) and Se(VI) on two types of solids present in natural media or which have been proposed as additives to active barriers: hydroxy-apatites, fluoro-apatite and iron oxi-hydroxides (goethite and hematite). Sorption mechanisms have been studied through an approach including several different and complementary methods: titrimetry, zeta-metry, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photo electron spectroscopy, etc... Results showed that Se(VI) is much less sorbed than Se(VI) on both types of solids. For Se(IV) the sorption mechanisms are different for iron oxides and apatites. On oxides, sorption increases when pH decreases. It can be interpreted by a surface complexation model, essentially through an inner sphere complex (monodentate or bidentate). Modelling of Se sorption curves was performed after the determination of acido-basic properties of oxides. However, the determination of the intrinsic properties of oxides is disturbed by several parameters identified as impurities, evolution of the solid in solution, kinetic and solubility of the solid. For apatites, selenium sorption proceeds by exchange with superficial groups, with a maximum of fixation at approximately pH 8. Thanks to XPS measurements and the elaboration of a mathematical model, we could determine the depth of penetration of both selenium and cadmium on apatites. (author)

  14. Catalytic mechanism of the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene over Fe–Co/Mg(Al)O derived from hydrotalcites

    Tope, Balkrishna B.


    Catalytic mechanism of ethylbenzene dehydrogenation over Fe-Co/Mg(Al)O derived from hydrotalcites has been studied based on the XAFS and XPS catalyst characterization and the FTIR measurements of adsorbed species. Fe-Co/Mg(Al)O showed synergy, whereas Fe-Ni/Mg(Al)O showed no synergy, in the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene. Ni species were stably incorporated as Ni2+ in the regular sites in periclase and spinel structure in the Fe-Ni/Mg(Al)O. Contrarily, Co species exists as a mixture of Co3+/Co2+ in the Fe-Co/Mg(Al)O and was partially isolated from the regular sites in the structures with increasing the Co content. Co addition enhanced Lewis acidity of Fe3+ active sites by forming Fe3+-O-Co 3+/2+(1/1) bond, resulting in an increase in the activity. FTIR of ethylbenzene adsorbed on the Fe-Co/Mg(Al)O clearly showed formations of C-O bond and π-adsorbed aromatic ring. This suggests that ethylbenzene was strongly adsorbed on the Fe3+ acid sites via π-bonding and the dehydrogenation was initiated by α-H+ abstraction from ethyl group on Mg2+-O2- basic sites, followed by C-O-Mg bond formation. The α-H+ abstraction by O2-(-Mg 2+) was likely followed by β-H abstraction, leading to the formations of styrene and H2. Such catalytic mechanism by the Fe 3+ acid-O2-(-Mg2+) base couple and the Fe 3+/Fe2+ reduction-oxidation cycle was further assisted by Co3+/Co2+, leading to a good catalytic activity for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Synthesis and evaluation of Pt-alloys supported on MWCNTS as ethylene glycol-tolerant ORR cathodes

    Morales-Acosta, D.; Arriaga, L.G. [Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico en Electroquimica, Pedro Escobedo, Queretaro (Mexico); Alvarez-Contreras, L. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados S. C., Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico); Fraire Luna, S.; Rodriguez Varela, F.J. [Cinvestav, Unidad Saltillo, Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    In this work, a Pt-Co/MWCNT alloy (atomic ratio 70:30) was synthesized and evaluated as oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) cathode for Direct Ethylene Glycol Fuel Cells (DEGFC) applications. The alloy showed good performance for the ORR in acid medium, while in the presence of 0.125M EG (C{sub 2}H{sub 6}O{sub 2}) the MWCNTs-supported electrocatalyst showed a very high selectivity for the cathodic reaction and a high degree of tolerance to the organic fuel, i.e., a very small shift in the onset potential for the ORR, Eonset, and no peak current densities associated to the oxidation of EG, a detrimental effect of organic fuels normally observed in the case of Pt-alone electrocatalysts. [Spanish] En este trabajo, se sintetizo y evaluo una aleacion Pt-Co/NTCMP (razon atomica 70/30) como catodo de reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno (RRO) para aplicaciones de celdas de combustible de glicol de etileno directo (CCGED). La aleacion mostro buen desempeno para la RRO en medio acido, en tanto que la presencia de 0.125M de GE (C{sub 2}H{sub 6}O{sub 2}) del electrocatalizador soportado por NTCMP mostro una muy alta selectividad para la reaccion catodica y un alto grado de tolerancia al combustible organico, es decir, un corrimiento muy pequeno del potencial de inicio para la RRO, Einicio, y no densidades de corriente asociadas a la oxidacion del GE, efecto perjudicial de los combustibles organicos que se observa en el caso del electrocatalizadores solo de Pt.

  16. Monitoring and control system for the charging of batteries in photovoltaic applications; Sistema para monitorizar y controlar la carga de baterias en aplicaciones fotovoltaicas

    Ortega S, Cesar A; Pacheco A, Maria Jojutla; Orozco V, Jaime A; Cristin V, Miguel A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    The appropriate monitoring and control of the charging of lead-acid (LAB) batteries is an increasing necessity in an industry that demands systems with low maintenance costs and high availability. The problem of extending the batteries useful life becomes more complex when the batteries are charged through photovoltaic panels. The purpose of the present article is to offer the description of the system for monitoring and control for the charging of batteries developed at the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). This system performs a continuous monitoring of the charging state of the battery and of the main operation parameters. With the extracted information of the data, the fine tuning algorithm control can be made. The data are acquired in a personal computer through a serial connection. Once stored, they are presented to the user in a graphical way so that they can be analyzed. [Spanish] El adecuado monitoreo y control de carga de baterias plomo-acido (BPA) es una necesidad creciente en una industria que demanda sistemas con bajos costos de mantenimiento y alta disponibilidad. El problema de extender la vida util de las baterias se vuelve mas complejo cuando las baterias son cargadas a traves de paneles fotovoltaicos. La intencion del presente articulo es ofrecer la descripcion del sistema para monitoreo y control de carga de baterias desarrollado en el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE). Este sistema realiza un monitoreo continuo del estado de carga de la bateria y de los principales parametros de operacion. Con la informacion extraida de los datos, se puede hacer la sintonizacion fina del algoritmo de control. Los datos se adquieren en una computadora personal a traves de un enlace serial. Una vez almacenados, se presentan al usuario de manera grafica para que puedan ser analizados.

  17. New heterocycles having double characters; as antimicrobial and surface active agents.

    El-Sayed, R.


    Full Text Available Fatty acids isothiocyanate (1 was used as a starting material to synthesize some important heterocycles such as triazoles, oxazoles, thiazoles, benzoxazoles and quinazolines by treating with different types of nucleophiles such as nitrogen nucleophiles, oxygen nucleophiles, and sulfur nucleophiles. The produced compounds were subjected to propylene oxide in different moles (n = 3, 5 and 7 to produce novel groups of nonionic compounds having the double function as antimicrobial and surface active agents which can be used in the manufacturing of drugs, cosmetics, pesticides or can be used as antibacterial and/or antifungal. The physical properties as surface and interfacial tension, cloud point, foaming height, wetting time, emulsification power and the critical micelle concentration (CMC were determined, antimicrobial and biodegradability were also determined.Isocianatos de acidos grasos se utilizaron como material de partida para la síntesis de importantes heterociclos tales como triazoles, oxazoles, thoazoles, benzoxazoles y quinazolinas mediante el tratamiento de los mismos con diferentes tipos de nucleofilos tales como nucleofilos nitrogenados, oxigenados, o azufrados. Los compuestos producidos se trataron con oxido de propileno a diferentes concentraciones molares (n = 3, 5 y 7 para producir nuevos grupos de compuestos no iónicos que tuvieran la doble función de ser compuestos antimicrobianos y agentes de superficie, que se pudieran usar en la fabricación de medicinas, cosméticos, pesticidas o como antibacterianos o antifúngicos. Se determinaron sus propiedades tales como tensión superficial e interfacial, punto de turbidez, altura de espuma, tiempo de mojado, poder de emulsificación y concentración micelar crítica (CMC, asi como sus propiedades antimicrobianas y de degradabilidad.

  18. Pyrochemical reprocessing of molten salt fast reactor fuel: focus on the reductive extraction step

    Rodrigues Davide


    Full Text Available The nuclear fuel reprocessing is a prerequisite for nuclear energy to be a clean and sustainable energy. In the case of the molten salt reactor containing a liquid fuel, pyrometallurgical way is an obvious way. The method for treatment of the liquid fuel is divided into two parts. In-situ injection of helium gas into the fuel leads to extract the gaseous fission products and a part of the noble metals. The second part of the reprocessing is performed by ‘batch’. It aims to recover the fissile material and to separate the minor actinides from fission products. The reprocessing involves several chemical steps based on redox and acido-basic properties of the various elements contained in the fuel salt. One challenge is to perform a selective extraction of actinides and lanthanides in spent liquid fuel. Extraction of actinides and lanthanides are successively performed by a reductive extraction in liquid bismuth pool containing metallic lithium as a reductive reagent. The objective of this paper is to give a description of the several steps of the reprocessing retained for the molten salt fast reactor (MSFR concept and to present the initial results obtained for the reductive extraction experiments realized in static conditions by contacting LiF-ThF4-UF4-NdF3 with a lab-made Bi-Li pool and for which extraction efficiencies of 0.7% for neodymium and 14.0% for uranium were measured. It was concluded that in static conditions, the extraction is governed by a kinetic limitation and not by the thermodynamic equilibrium.

  19. Microbiota de jamones de cerdo cocidos asociada al deterioro por abombamiento del empaque

    Juliana Ossa


    Full Text Available Objetivo. Caracterizar la diversidad microbiana y calidad microbiológica e higiénico sanitaria de diferentes marcas de jamones de cerdo cocidos abombados y no abombados comprados en varios supermercados de Bogotá D.C. Materiales y métodos. Se analizaron 10 marcas diferentes de jamones de cerdo cocidos comprados en tres supermercados, refrigerados bajos las mismas condiciones del consumidor, durante 45 días. Se realizó los recuentos en placa de microorganismos de interés en la industria de alimentos y de inocuidad en las muestras con o sin distensión del empaque e identificación por pruebas bioquímicas y PCR para determinar la diversidad de la microbiota. Se aislaron cepas productoras de biopelículas provenientes de la superficie de una planta de alimentos de una de las marcas de los jamones investigadas. Resultados. Se identificaron un total de 139 cepas aisladas del producto terminado, de las cuales un 99% (137 cepas pertenecen al grupo de Bacterias Acido Lácticas (BAL, el 1% restante son levaduras. De las 31 cepas aisladas de las superficies en la zona de tajado, el 97% (30 cepas presentaron formación de biopelículas. Se determinó ausencia de patógenos tanto en el producto terminado como en las muestras de las superficies.Conclusiones. El deterioro causado por abombamiento del empaque fue asociado a la presencia de BAL, debido a que fueron encontradas en la zona de tajado y en el producto terminado, de este último únicamente se aislaron BAL, en mayor proporción cepas correspondientes al género de Lactobacillus sp.

  20. Evolución estructural de la zona de transición entre las fajas plegadas y corridas de Aconcagua y Malargüe Provincia de Mendoza

    S. Broens


    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se describe brevemente la estratigrafía y la estructura de los Andes en la zona de transición entre las fajas plegadas y corridas del Aconcagua y Malargüe. Las rocas aflorantes corresponden a un basamento volcánico acido permotriásico, sedimentitas mesozoicas de la cuenca neuquina y efusiones volcánicas y depósitos continentales neógenos. Estructuralmente se reconocen de oeste a este, cuatro segmentos denominados: zona de inversión tectónica, zona de pliegues apretados, zona central o de imbricación y anticlinal del Carrizalito. Se construyeron dos secciones estructurales que se ajustan a los datos de campo recogidos en las zonas de imbricación, de pliegues apretados y del flanco dorsal del anticlinal del Carrizalito, que permitieron describir las estructuras presentes en el área. Lineamientos regionales de orientación noroeste-sureste podrían estar actuando como zonas de transferencia de rechazos. Pueden reconocerse dos o tres pulsos deformacionales según se considere la edad relativa de las estructuras respecto al levantamiento de la Cordillera Frontal. Para el caso en que el cordón del Carrizalito haya actuado como un alto de basamento se proponen dos pulsos, uno de piel fina y otro posterior que levanta a la Cordillera Frontal basculando la secuencia previamente deformada. Si en cambio la estructuración del anticlinal del Carrizalito hizo que este se comporte como punto de fijación (sticking point podria sumarse un tercer episodio deformacional con corrimientos fuera de secuencia.

  1. Evaluación de la extracción del aceite de la Triportheus magdalenae y análisis del perfil lipídico del aceite crudo

    Denilson Padilla Cerpa


    Full Text Available Se evaluó el rendimiento en la extracción química del aceite de la especie íctica Arenca (Triportheus magdalenae mediante la aplicación previa de dos tipos de digestión (ácida y acido-alcohólica, a través de un diseño experimental de bloques completamente al azar (DBCA. La extracción del aceite fue realizada por el método químico soxhlet; (adaptado del método, 960.39-AOAC para carnes y el análisis del perfil lipídico del aceite crudo fue realizado por cromatografía Gaseosa, demostrando que los dos tipos de digestión aplicadas producen un aumento en el rendimiento de la extracción química del aceite, obteniéndose mayor rendimiento con la digestión ácida, según la Diferencia Media Significativa (DMS con una p<0,05. Se determinó que la T. magdalenae, presenta una cantidad de aceite crudo en promedio de 3,23%, predominado por ácidos grasos insaturados (AGI, en un 56,77%, con proporción en ácidos grasos esenciales de la serie Omega 3 (ω-3 y omega 6 (ω-6, entre los que sobresalen el Eicosapentaenoico (EPA, el Docosapentaenoico (DPA y el Linolénico para ω-3; el linoleíco y el araquidónico para ω-6. Los resultados obtenidos permiten considerar la especie estudiada como viable para la obtención de aceites, de características farmacéuticas y medicinales.

  2. Mechanical properties and total hydroxycinnamic derivative release of starch/glycerol/Melissa officinalis extract films

    Letícia Mello Rechia


    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanical properties of starch/glycerol/Melissa officinalis, a topical drug delivery system for labial herpes treatment. Four films were prepared with different concentrations of starch, glycerol, and Melissa officinalis extract. The results revealed that increasing the glycerol concentration in the film reduced elasticity modulus and tensile strength, exhibiting a plasticizing effect. The increase in free volume resulted in increased release of hydroxycinnamic derivatives expressed as rosmarinic acid.O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar as propriedades mecânicas e o mecanismo de liberação de um sistema tópico de liberação prolongada para o tratamento do Herpes labial a partir de filmes de amido/glicerol/extrato de Melissa officinalis, planta com comprovada atividade antiviral. Foram obtidos quatro filmes poliméricos com diferentes concentrações de amido, glicerol e extrato de Melissa officinalis os quais foram caracterizados mecanicamente e determinado o perfil de liberação de derivados hidroxicinâmicos. Os resultados demonstraram que o aumento da concentração de glicerol no filme produz uma redução no módulo de elasticidade e na tensão de deformação como conseqüência do efeito plastificante. O aumento no volume livre do polímero resultou em aumento da liberação dos derivados hidroxicinâmicos expressos como ácido rosmarínico.

  3. A feasibility study of bio-hydrogenation from kitchen waste fermentation

    The biomass was taken from a 3 m3 pilot scale acido-genesis bioreactor in Hsin Chu, Taiwan, for a batch study of the biochemical potential of hydrogen production. Six different food-microbial (S0/X0) ratios were conducted in batch biodegradation tests. In the first 30 hours, hydrogen was significantly produced with an initial food-microbial ratio as 10.87 g COD/g MLVSS. The maximum hydrogen production was 60 mL H2/ 80 mL mixed liquid in the serum bottle, and the maximum hydrogen production rate was 3.12 mL H2/ g-VSS-hr. A small amount of methane was also produced due to hydrogen-re-utilizing methano-genesis. A laboratory scale hydrogen fermentor is also established. The reactor volume is 3 liters, with fill-and-draw operation. In the first 20 days during the acclimation period, a corn starch is added as the auxiliary substrate. The kitchen waste loading rate is 10 kg COD/m3/day, and corn starch loading rate is also 10 kg COD/m3/day. It gives a hydrogen producing rate of 1 L H2/L/day. At run 2, the kitchen waste at the full loading, 20 kg COD/m3/day, was fed to the bioreactor. After a 20-day operation, the hydrogen producing rate is 0.8 mL/L/day. And the methane production is 16 mL CH4/L/day. The biogas consists mainly of carbon dioxide. The daily reactor operation profile is detected. The total carbohydrate is about 4000 mg/L, only 2000 mg/L of which can be degraded in the first six hours. To improve the hydrogen producing performance, the kitchen waste loading rate for this fermentor will be increased, and the influent operation strategy will be improved in the future. (authors)

  4. “SMART” protective ability of water based epoxy coatings loaded with CaCO3 microbeads impregnated with corrosion inhibitors applied on AA2024 substrates

    Highlights: ► CaCO3 microbeads were used as pH-sensitive reservoirs for corrosion inhibitors. ► The barrier properties of the coating with CaCO3/inhibitors were improved. ► The corrosion inhibitors were released as a result of dissolution of pH sensitive CaCO3. ► LEIS demonstrated the local corrosion inhibition provided by the CaCO3/Ce over localised defect formed in the coating. - Abstract: Corrosion protection of aluminium alloys often relies on the application of a coating on the metallic surface. The coating normally combines a barrier effect that restricts the ingress of corrosive species, with an inhibitive role induced by corrosion inhibitor pigments added to the coating formulation. However, the direct addition of corrosion inhibitors to the coating can cause some detrimental interactions between components, as well as formation of preferential electrolyte pathways, compromising the barrier properties. Moreover, electrolyte uptake and ageing may result in leaching of those corrosion inhibitors. In order to extend the corrosion inhibition ability of organic coatings one possible solution is to store the inhibitors inside nano or microreservoirs compatible with the coating matrix and able to sense the local changes induced by the corrosion process. This strategy has led to the development of a new generation of “smart” coatings for anti-corrosion purposes. The aim of this work is to study the anti-corrosion properties of water-based epoxy coatings loaded with pH sensitive particles, acting as feedback active containers for corrosion inhibitors and applied on the aluminium alloy AA2024-T3. For this purpose micron size calcium carbonate beads were modified with different corrosion inhibitors: cerium nitrate, salicylaldoxime and 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazolate. These particles act as pH sensitive reservoirs because they dissolve at acidic pH, releasing the corrosion inhibitor, which then suppresses the corrosion activity of the bare metal

  5. 99mTcO(BAT-NI), a novel nitroimidazole tracer: in vivo uptake studies in ischaemic myocardium

    Myocardial perfusion single-photon emission tomography (SPET) performed with cationic technetium-99m complexes indicates ischaemic areas as cold lesions. By contrast, nitroimidazole derivatives labelled with fluorine-18 or 99mTc have recently shown promising results for hot spot imaging of ischaemic myocardium. This study evaluates 99mTcO(BAT-NI), a new 99mTc complex comprising the nitroimidazole ligand, 2,10-dimercapto-2, 10-dimethyl-4, 8-diaza-6-[4-(2-nitroimidazolyl)butyl]undecane, in a low-flow in vivo model of myocardial ischaemia in thoracotomised rats. To elucidate the influence of the 2-nitroimidazole group on ischaemia-induced uptake, comparisons with ligand derivatives were performed where (a) the 2-nitro group was deleted [99mTcO(BAT-I)], (b) the 2-nitroimidazole functionality was replaced by a Br atom [99mTcO(BAT-Br)] and (c) the 99mTcO(BAT) moiety was replaced by an iodine-125 iodophenoxybutyl ligand (125IP-NI). The radiolabelled compounds were i.v. injected 15 min after reducing resting myocardial blood flow by 50-60% and the uptake of radioactivity was assessed 90 min post injection. Autoradiography of left ventricular short-axis slices showed median uptake ratios of ischaemic/non-ischaemic myocardium (I/N) of 3.4, 4.5 and 3.4 for 99mTcO(BAT-NI), 99mTcO(BAT-I) and 99mTcO(BAT-Br), respectively. In contrast, 125IP-NI was not preferentially taken up by ischaemic myocardium. Accumulation of 99mTcO(BAT-NI) in ischaemic heart regions was comparable to that in the liver. Biodistribution studies showed a median uptake of 0.65% ID/g of 99mTcO(BAT-NI) in ischaemic tissue and an I/N of 3.3. On planar images of the thorax and upper abdomen the ischaemic hearts were visualised faintly; the median heart to lung count ratio for 99mTcO(BAT-NI) was 1.7, and the median heart to liver count ratio was 1.0. We conclude that uptake of 99mTcO(BAT-NI) in ischaemic myocardium does not depend on the nitroimidazole moiety but is intrinsic to the BAT complex. Clinical use of

  6. Ultrasensitive fluorescence-quenched chemosensor for Hg(II) in aqueous solution based on mercaptothiadiazole capped silver nanoparticles

    Highlights: ► Spectrofluorimetric determination of Hg(II) was carried out by using DMT-AgNPs. ► The emission intensity of DMT-AgNPs was decreased after addition of Hg(II). ► A detection limit of 1.0 pg L−1 was achieved for the first time. ► Quantum yield, association constant and Gibbs free energy changes were calculated. ► The results obtained in the present study were validated with ICP-AES method. - Abstract: This manuscript describes a highly selective and ultra sensitive determination of Hg(II) in aqueous solution using functionalized mercaptothiadiazole capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by spectrofluorimetry. We have synthesized 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole (DMT), 2-mercapto-5-methyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole (MMT) and 2-mercapto-5-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazole (AMT) capped AgNPs by wet chemical method. Among these AgNPs, DMT capped AgNPs (DMT-AgNPs) were more stable and highly fluorescent than the other two AgNPs. DMT-AgNPs show the emission maximum at 677 nm while exciting at 400 nm. After the addition of Hg(II), the emission intensity was decreased at 677 nm. The observed decreased emission intensity was ascribed to the aggregation of AgNPs and it was confirmed by TEM. Based on the decrease in emission intensity, the concentration of Hg(II) was determined. The lowest detection limit (LOD = 3 S/m) of 1.0 pg L−1 was achieved for the first time using DMT-AgNPs by spectrofluorimetry. The quantum yield (φF), Stern–Volmer constant (KSV), Gibbs free energy changes (ΔG°), association constant (Kf) were calculated and the quenching mechanism also was discussed. Finally, the proposed method was successfully utilized for the determination of Hg(II) in river water, industrial effluent water and tap water samples. The obtained results were fairly matches with the ICP-AES method.

  7. Glomerular filtration rate measured by 51Cr-EDTA clearance: evaluation of captopril-induced changes in hypertensive patients with and without renal artery stenosis

    Anna Alice Rolim Chaves


    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Renal artery stenosis can lead to renovascular hypertension; however, the detection of stenosis alone does not guarantee the presence of renovascular hypertension. Renovascular hypertension depends on activation of the renin-angiotensin system, which can be detected by functional tests such as captopril renal scintigraphy. A method that allows direct measurement of the baseline and post-captopril glomerular filtration rate using chromium-51 labeled ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (51Cr-EDTA could add valuable information to the investigation of hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis. The purposes of this study were to create a protocol to measure the baseline and post-captopril glomerular filtration rate using 51Cr-EDTA, and to verify whether changes in the glomerular filtration rate permit differentiation between hypertensive patients with and without renal artery stenosis. METHODS: This prospective study included 41 consecutive patients with poorly controlled severe hypertension. All patients had undergone a radiological investigation of renal artery stenosis within the month prior to their inclusion. The patients were divided into two groups: patients with (n=21 and without renal artery stenosis, (n=20. In vitro glomerular filtration rate analysis (51Cr-EDTA and 99mTc-DMSA scintigraphy were performed before and after captopril administration in all patients. RESULTS: The mean baseline glomerular filtration rate was 48.6±21.8 ml/kg/1.73 m² in the group wuth renal artery stenosis, which was significantly lower than the GFR of 65.1±28.7 ml/kg/1.73m² in the group without renal artery stenosis (p=0.04. Captopril induced a significant reduction of the glomerular filtration rate in the group with renal artery stenosis (to 32.6±14.8 ml/kg/1.73m², p=0.001 and an insignificant change in the group without RAS (to 62.2±23.6 ml/kg/1.73m², p=0.68. Scintigraphy with technetium-99m dimercapto-succinic acid (DMSA did not show

  8. Glomerular filtration rate measured by {sup 51}Cr-EDTA clearance: evaluation of captopril-induced changes in hypertensive patients with and without renal artery stenosis

    Chaves, Anna Alice Rolim; Buchpiguel, Carlos Alberto; Praxedes, Jose Nery; Bortolotto, Luiz Aparecido; Sapienza, Marcelo Tatit, E-mail: [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Neurologia


    Introduction: renal artery stenosis can lead to renovascular hypertension; however, the detection of stenosis alone does not guarantee the presence of renovascular hypertension. Renovascular hypertension depends on activation of the renin-angiotensin system, which can be detected by functional tests such as captopril renal scintigraphy. A method that allows direct measurement of the baseline and post-captopril glomerular filtration rate using chromium-51 labeled ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid ({sup 51}Cr-EDTA) could add valuable information to the investigation of hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis. The purposes of this study were to create a protocol to measure the baseline and post-captopril glomerular filtration rate using {sup 51}Cr-EDTA, and to verify whether changes in the glomerular filtration rate permit differentiation between hypertensive patients with and without renal artery stenosis. Methods: this prospective study included 41 consecutive patients with poorly controlled severe hypertension. All patients had undergone a radiological investigation of renal artery stenosis within the month prior to their inclusion. The patients were divided into two groups: patients with (n=21) and without renal artery stenosis, (n=20). In vitro glomerular filtration rate analysis ({sup 51}Cr-EDTA) and {sup 99m}Tc-DMSA scintigraphy were performed before and after captopril administration in all patients. Results: the mean baseline glomerular filtration rate was 48.6+-21.8 ml/kg/1.73 m{sup 2} in the group with renal artery stenosis, which was significantly lower than the GFR of 65.1+-28.7 ml/kg/1.73m{sup 2} in the group without renal artery stenosis (p=0.04). Captopril induced a significant reduction of the glomerular filtration rate in the group with renal artery stenosis (to 32.6+-14.8 ml/kg/1.73m{sup 2}, p=0.001) and an insignificant change in the group without RAS (to 62.2+-23.6 ml/kg/1.73m{sup 2}, p=0.68). Scintigraphy with technetium-99m dimercapto

  9. Use of a lactic acid plus lactoserum intimate liquid soap for external hygiene in the prevention of bacterial vaginosis recurrence after metronidazole oral treatment Uso do ácido láctico com lactoserum em sabonete líquido íntimo para higiene externa na prevenção da recorrência de vaginose bacteriana após tratamento oral com metronidazol

    M. Valeria Bahamondes


    uso de acido láctico com lactoserum em sabonete líquido iniciado imediatamente após o tratamento com metronidazol oral e qualidade de vida das participantes. MÉTODOS: Um total de 123 mulheres com dianóstico de VB com ao menos três dos seguintes critérios: 1 leucorreia vaginal homogênea sem inflamação de vagina ou vulva; 2 pH vaginal ≥ 4,5; 3 teste positivo de Whiff; e 4 "clue cells" em mais de 20% das células epiteliais na vagina. O escore de Nugent ≥ 4 na bacterioscopia vaginal também foi usado. Após o diagnóstico de VB, metronidazol 500 mg oral foi ministrado durante 7 dias. Pacientes curados da VB foram instruídos a usar 7,5 a 10 mL de acido láctico com lactoserum em sabonete líquido uma vez ao dia para higiene da genitália externa. Três visitas de controle foram agendadas (30, 60 e 90 dias; ± 5 dias. Um questionário foi aplicado na forma de escala visual análoga (EVA em todas as visitas sobre: 1 nível de conforto na região genital; 2 mau odor na genitália; 3 conforto na relação sexual; 4 satisfação com higiene íntima; e 5 autoestima. RESULTADOS: Noventa e duas (74,8% mulheres iniciaram o uso de ácido láctico com lactoserum líquido na visita 1. Na visita 2, 3 e 4 foram 84, 62 e 42 mulheres para avaliação, respectivamente. A taxa de recorrência da VB foi 19,0%, 24,2% e 7,1%, respectivamente nas três visitas e candidíase vaginal foi observada em cinco mulheres. Qualidade de vida foi avaliada em 42 mulheres que completaram as quatro visitas agendadas e houve uma melhora significativa nos cinco domínios avaliados. CONCLUSÃO: O uso de acido láctico com lactoserum em sabonete líquido para higiene externa intima pode ser uma opção para a prevenção da recorrência de VB após tratamento e cura com metronidazol oral

  10. Monitoring system for individual cells in energy backing banks; Sistema para monitorizar las celdas individuales en bancos de respaldo de energia

    Ortega S, Cesar A; Pacheco A, Maria Jojutla; Orozco V, Jaime A; Cristin V, Miguel A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    relatively smaller investment compared with the cost of a fault in the energy supply system. [Spanish] Las baterias plomo-acido (BPA) son ampliamente utilizadas en la industria para almacenar energia quimica y liberarla en forma de electricidad. Los fenomenos que ocurren en el interior de una BPA -durante sus ciclos de carga y descarga - afectan la vida util de la bateria a largo plazo. En este sentido, se han realizado diversas investigaciones alrededor del mundo; no obstante, dichos estudios han arrojado solo dos conclusiones: a) La seleccion de un algoritmo de carga adecuado puede extender la vida util de la bateria. b) Un monitoreo continuo del banco puede ayudar a estimar el estado de salud de las baterias y a detectar los elementos del banco que estan mas proximos a fallar. Una bateria plomo-acido esta formada por un conjunto de celdas plomo-acido conectadas en serie. A mayor numero de celdas, mayor el voltaje de la bateria. Las BPA que se utilizan para formar bancos de respaldo de energia son dispositivos sumamente delicados cuya vida util depende fuertemente de factores como: temperatura de operacion, regimen de descarga, regimen de carga. Las BPA se conectan, en serie, para elevar el voltaje, o bien, en paralelo, para elevar la corriente suministrada por el banco. Con una combinacion de arreglos serie-paralelo es posible lograr casi cualquier especificacion de voltaje y corriente. Por otro lado, la operacion confiable de un arreglo de celdas requiere que todos los elementos de este funcionen correctamente. Si una celda falla en un arreglo serie, el resto deja de funcionar, lo que ocasiona costos de mantenimiento ademas de reducir la confiabilidad del sistema de respaldo. Para incrementar la confiabilidad de los arreglos de celdas Pb-A, es necesario un monitoreo individual y continuo de las celdas. Ello permite determinar cuales son las que tienen mayor probabilidad de falla y, entonces, poder reemplazarlas. Entre los principales beneficios de un sistema de monitoreo

  11. Ionic composition and levels of acidity in rainfall in Maracaibo, Venezuela, between 1989 and 2001; Composicion ionica y niveles de acidez de las lluvias en Maracaibo, Venezuela, entre 1989 y 2001

    Sanchez, Ligbel; Morales, Jose; Velasquez, Harvi; Portillo, Dennis; Cano, Yulixis; Montilla, Brinolfo; Iriarte, Nelkis, Mesa, Johan [Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)]. E-mail:


    de emision naturales y antropicas, se incorporan en las gotas de lluvia a traves de varios procesos fisicoquimicos durante los eventos de precipitacion. El conocimiento de la composicion quimica de las precipitaciones es critico para el entendimiento de la contaminacion regional y local y sus efectos sobre los ecosistemas. Entre las sustancias acidas o potencialmente acidas envueltas en la formacion de la lluvia acida, se puede senalar los compuestos de azufre, nitrogeno y cloro. Un factor importante en las caracteristicas acido-base de la lluvia es la emision de materiales alcalinos como carbonato de calcio, magnesio y amoniaco, que se encuentran generalmente como un vapor capaz de neutralizar los acidos sulfurico y nitrico. Los datos de la quimica de las lluvias, en este trabajo, provienen de varios sitios de la ciudad de Maracaibo, las muestras de agua de lluvia fueron recolectadas en tres periodos repartidos entre los anos 1989 y 2001, con equipos de muestreo manuales y automaticos. Para los diferentes analisis realizados se utilizaron un espectrometro de absorcion atomica modalidad llama, Perkin-Elmer 3110 y un cromatografo ionico con detector de conductividad, marca Dionex 2000i/SP. El pH-PPV en la lluvia de Maracaibo es 4.8, indicativo de una atmosfera ligeramente acida e influenciada por: SO{sub 4}{sup -2}, Cl{sup -} y NO{sub 3}{sup -} en 86 %. La especie neutralizante mas importante es el NH{sub 3}, aunque las concentraciones de Ca{sup +2} y Mg{sup +2} son aportes adicionales al proceso de neutralizacion atmosferica. El mayor flujo de depositacion humeda fue exhibido por: NH{sub 4}{sup +}, SO{sub 4}{sup -2}, Cl{sup -} y NO{sub 3}{sup -} con 67.5 %. Estadisticamente, se evidencio una alta correlacion entre SO4{sup *}, Cl{sup *} y NO{sub 3}{sup -} con el ion H{sup +} (p<0.05), ratificando su influencia en la acidez de las lluvias de Maracaibo. Se concluye que solo una pequena fraccion de los iones potencialmente acidos contribuyen a la acidez libre de las

  12. Estudio bromatológico y de digestibilidad in-situ dela gramínea chusque (Chusquea scandens K a diferentes edades de corte .

    Fernando Dueñas-Tamayo


    Full Text Available El  chusque  es un planta que hace parte de  los sistemas silvopastoriles naturales en el  trópico alto y, por ende, es aprovechada como alimento para los animales que pastan en dichos sistemas; no obstante, esta planta no cuenta con ningún reporte científico  que  indique  el  valor  y  los  aportes nutricionales que brinda a  los  rumiantes que  la consumen.  Con  esta  investigación  se  logró determinar  la  calidad  nutricional  del  chusque (Chusquea scandens, KUNTH por medio de un análisis bromatológico, digestibilidad aparente de la materia seca,  egradabilidad  in  situ  de  la proteína  (P,  fibra en detergente neutro  (FDN,  fibra en detergente acido  (FDA, contenido celular  (CC, complejo  lignina-celulosa  (CLC ý cenizas (C, a diferentes edades de corte del rebrote  (30, 45 y 60 días. Se empleó como testigo positivo (forraje de buena calidad alfalfa cortada a una edad de rebrote de 25 días y como  testigo negativo (forraje de mala calidad el kikuyo de más de 120 días. La unidad experimental estuvo constituida por dos muestreos con periodos de incubación en rumen de 96, 72, 48, 24, 12 y 0 h. Luego de  la realización del  trabajo  de  campo  y  de  las  pruebas  de laboratorio,  los  resultados  determinaron que  el chusque presenta un alto contenido de P, pero éste no es asimilable por efecto del complejo lignina-celulosa que  se encuentra elevado en  las muestras estudiadas. De  igual manera se encontró que el chusque  tiene un alto grado de FDN-FDA, además es  un  alimento  con  alto  contenido  celular transformándolo en un forraje energético.


    Gonzalo Díaz


    Full Text Available Objetivo. Enriquecer los huevos de gallina con ácidos grasos omega-3 (n-3 mediante la inclusión de semillas de lino en la dieta. Materiales y métodos. La dieta de las aves fue formulada con niveles de 0 (L0, 10 (L10, 15 (L15 y 20% (L20 de linaza. Se determinó la composición de ácidos grasos por cromatografía de gases y se evaluó la producción y calidad del huevo. Resultados. El porcentaje de producción de huevo fue superior en los grupos L0 y L15 (p<0.05 con 93,0 y 91,5% de producción comparada con 86,0 % en los grupos L10 y L20. La mejor conversión de alimento se presentó también en los grupos L0 y L15. Con la inclusión de semilla de lino, se incrementó el contenido de ácidos grasos n-3 desde 3,0 % en el grupo L0 hasta 12,6 % en el grupo L20, siendo los ácidos grasos n-3 á-linolénico (C18:3, n-3 y docosahexahenóico (DHA, C22:6, n-3 los hallados en mayor concentración. Con la inclusión de linaza en la dieta de las gallinas ponedoras se redujo el contenido de acido linoleico (C18:2n-6, lo cual resultó en una disminución en la relación n-6: n-3. Conclusiones. Con base en la evaluación económica se concluye que es posible enriquecer la yema de huevo de gallina hasta con un 10,1 % de ácidos grasos n-3 mediante la inclusión de un 15 % de linaza en la dieta de las gallinas, sin embargo, esto representó un sobrecosto de producción del 12%.

  14. Nutritional changes in powdered red pepper upon in vitro infection of Aspergillus flavus Alterações nutricionais em pimenta vermelha em pó após infecção in vitro com Aspergillus flavus

    Smita Tripathi


    Full Text Available Quantitative losses in various biochemical constituents like capsaicin, carotenes, ascorbic acid, polyphenols, mineral matter, sugars (soluble and insoluble, protein and fat were estimated after the successful growth of Aspergillus flavus for 30 days on powdered red pepper. The fungal biomass was measured by ergosterol content and Aflatoxin B1 by HPLC. Amongst the various nutritional constituents evaluated for nutritional losses and changes the highest nutritional loss was reported in total carotenoids (88.55% followed by total sugars (85.5%. The protein content of the infected sample increased from 18.01% to 23%. The nutritional profile of chilli powder (Capsicum annum var. sannam L. shows highest share of total soluble sugars (32.89% and fiber content (21.05%, followed by protein (18.01% and fat (13.32% making it an ideal solid - substrate for mould growth. At the end of incubation the fungal biomass was 192. 25 mg / 100 gram powder, total plate count 17.5 X 10 4 CFU/g and Aflatoxin B1 content was 30.06 µg / kg.Foram avaliadas as perdas de vários constituintes bioquímicos como capsaicina, carotenos, acido ascórbico, polifenóis, matéria orgânica, açucares (solúveis e insolúveis, proteína e gordura em pimenta vermelha em pó após a multiplicação de Aspergillus flavus por 30 dias. A biomassa fúngica foi mensurada pelo conteúdo de ergosterol e aflatoxina por HPLC. Entre os vários constituintes avaliados, a maior perda foi a de carotenóides totais (88,55%, seguido de açucares totais (85,5%. O conteúdo protéico da amostra infectada aumentou de 18,01% para 23%. O perfil nutricional da pimenta em pó (Capsicum annum var. sannam L. indica alto teor de açucares totais (32,89% e fibras (21,05%, seguido de proteína (18,01% e gordura (13,32%, tornando-a um substrato ideal para crescimento de fungos. Ao final dos 30 dias, a biomassa fúngica foi 192,25 mg/100g, a contagem total em placas foi 17,5 x 10(4 CFU/g e o conteúdo de

  15. Sonochemical synthesis of a PdAg/C electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction; Sintesis sonoquimica de un electrocatalizador de PdAg/C para la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno

    Godinez-Garcia, A.; Perez-Robles, J.F. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN. Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro (Mexico)]. E-mail:; Solorza-Feria, O. [CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    tecnica resulta interesante porque produce nanoparticulas muy dispersas y ya soportadas en carbon, con superficies muy limpias lo que la hace interesantes para su estudio. Cada electrocatalizador se evaluo para la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno (ORR) en medio acido, por volta-amperometria ciclica (VC) y electrodo de disco rotatorio (EDR). El electrocatalizador fue caracterizado por difraccion de rayos X y microscopia electronica de transmision (TEM). La caracterizacion fisica nos revela que el electrocatalizador esta compuesto de agregados bimetalicos nanometricos. Una caracteristica importante de la aleacion PdAg/C obtenida por ultrasonido es que presenta una mayor actividad respecto a aquella obtenida por reduccion con NaBH{sub 4}.

  16. Determinación de frecuencia cardiaca, frecuencia respiratoria, lactato deshidrogenasa, creatinkinasa y ácido láctico en caballos durante competencia de salto en la Sabana de Bogotá

    Paula Andrea Guerrero Nieto


    Full Text Available El estudio presenta los primeros resultados de investigación en variables fisiológicas y sus cambios por el ejercicio en equinos en competencia de salto en el país. Se utilizaron 24 ejemplares de las razas Silla Argentina, PSI y mestizo de la Escuela de Equitación del Ejército Nacional de Colombia, que participaron en pruebas de salto (1,10 – 1,20 m en diferentes centros ecuestres de la Sabana de Bogotá. Se determinó frecuencia cardiaca, frecuencia respiratoria y enzimas musculares (creatinquinasa (CK, lactato deshidrogenasa (LDH y el ácido láctico.. Se tomaron tres muestras: reposo, inmediatamente después del ejercicio y a las 6 horas posejercicio. Para la frecuencia cardiaca se utilizó un monitor POLAR S625; la frecuencia respiratoria se determinó mediante fonendoscopio; y las enzimas y el ácido láctico se analizaron en laboratorio. Se utilizó el método estadístico ANAVA para enzimas musculares y acido láctico y estadística descriptiva para frecuencia cardiaca y respiratoria. En los resultados se encontró un comportamiento estadísticamente significativo (p < 0.05 del ácido láctico y la enzima creatinkinasa, a diferencia del comportamiento de la enzima lactato deshidrogenasa, que fue no significativo. Las frecuencias cardiaca y respiratoria se elevaron de manera significativa posejercicio y regresaron a lo normal alrededor de las 6 seis horas. El ácido láctico se incrementó posejercicio y disminuyó a las 6 horas, contrario a lo reportado por otros autores. Se concluye que una vez analizadas estas variables, hay diferencias con los valores obtenidos por otros autores, que pueden deberse a la altitud, al tipo y tiempo de ejercicio realizado. Por tanto es indispensable continuar haciendo estudios en este campo.

  17. The role of extremophile in the redox reaction of Fe and As relating with the formation of secondary phase mineral in extreme environment, Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, USA

    Koo, T. H.; Kim, J. Y.; Park, K. R.; Jung, D. H.; Geesey, G. G.; Kim, J. W.


    Redox reaction associated with microbial elemental respiration is a ubiquitous process in sediments and suspended particles at various temperatures or pH/Eh conditions. Particularly, changes in elemental redox states (structural or dissolved elemental form) induced by microbial respiration result in the unexpected biogeochemical reactions in the light of biotic/abiotic mineralization. The objective of the present study is, therefore to investigate the secondary phase mineralization through a-/biogeochemical Fe and As redox cycling in the acido-hyperhtermal Norris Geyser Basin (NGB) in Yellowstone National Park, USA, typical of the extreme condition. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, X-ray absorption near edge structure, inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer and liquid chromatography with ICP-mass spectroscopy with filtrated supernatant were performed for the mineralogical and hydro-geochemical analysis. The clay slurry collected from the active hot-spring of the NGB area (pH=3.5 and Temperature=78 ℃) was incubated with ("enrichment") or without the growth medium ("natural"). The control was prepared in the same condition except adding the glutaraldehyde to eliminate the microbial activity. The secondary phase mineral formation of the oxidative phase of Fe and As, and K identified as 'Pharmacosiderite' only appeared in the enrichment set suggesting a role of extremophiles in the mineral formation. The considerable population of Fe-oxidizer (Metallosphera yellowstonensis MK-1) and As-oxidizer (Sulfurihydrogenibium sp.) was measured by phylogenetic analysis in the present study area. The inhibition of As-oxidation in the low pH conditions was reported in the previous study, however the As-redox reaction was observed and consequently, precipitated the Pharmacosiderite only in the enrichment set suggesting a biotic mineralization. The present study collectively suggests that the microbial

  18. Methanotrophic activity and bacterial diversity in volcanic-geothermal soils at Pantelleria island (Italy)

    Gagliano, A. L.; D'Alessandro, W.; Tagliavia, M.; Parello, F.; Quatrini, P.


    Volcanic and geothermal systems emit endogenous gases by widespread degassing from soils, including CH4, a greenhouse gas twenty-five times as potent as CO2. Recently, it has been demonstrated that volcanic/geothermal soils are source of methane, but also sites of methanotrophic activity. Methanotrophs are able to consume 10-40 Tg of CH4 a-1 and to trap more than 50% of the methane degassing through the soils. We report on methane microbial oxidation in the geothermally most active site of Pantelleria island (Italy), Favara Grande, whose total methane emission was previously estimated in about 2.5 t a-1. Laboratory incubation experiments with three top-soil samples from Favara Grande indicated methane consumption values up to 950 ng g-1 dry soil h-1. One of the three sites, FAV2, where the highest oxidation rate was detected, was further analysed on a vertical soil profile and the maximum methane consumption was measured in the top-soil layer but values > 100 ng g-1 h-1 were maintained up to a depth of 15 cm. The highest consumption rate was measured at 37 °C, but a still recognizable consumption at 80 °C (> 20 ng g-1 h-1) was recorded. In order to estimate the bacterial diversity, total soil DNA was extracted from Favara Grande and analysed using a Temporal Temperature Gradient gel Electrophoresis (TTGE) analysis of the amplified bacterial 16S rRNA gene. The three soil samples were probed by PCR using standard proteobacterial primers and newly designed verrucomicrobial primers targeting the unique methane monooxygenase gene pmoA; the presence of methanotrophs was detected in sites FAV2 and FAV3, but not in FAV1, where harsher chemical-physical conditions and negligible methane oxidation were detected. The pmoA gene libraries from the most active site FAV2 pointed out a high diversity of gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs distantly related to Methylococcus/Methylothermus genera and the presence of the newly discovered acido-thermophilic methanotrophs

  19. Methanotrophic activity and diversity of methanotrophs in volcanic geothermal soils at Pantelleria (Italy)

    Gagliano, A. L.; D'Alessandro, W.; Tagliavia, M.; Parello, F.; Quatrini, P.


    Volcanic and geothermal systems emit endogenous gases by widespread degassing from soils, including CH4, a greenhouse gas twenty-five times as potent as CO2. Recently, it has been demonstrated that volcanic or geothermal soils are not only a source of methane, but are also sites of methanotrophic activity. Methanotrophs are able to consume 10-40 Tg of CH4 a-1 and to trap more than 50% of the methane degassing through the soils. We report on methane microbial oxidation in the geothermally most active site of Pantelleria (Italy), Favara Grande, whose total methane emission was previously estimated at about 2.5 Mg a-1 (t a-1). Laboratory incubation experiments with three top-soil samples from Favara Grande indicated methane consumption values of up to 59.2 nmol g-1 soil d.w. h-1. One of the three sites, FAV2, where the highest oxidation rate was detected, was further analysed on a vertical soil profile, the maximum methane consumption was measured in the top-soil layer, and values greater than 6.23 nmol g-1 h-1 were still detected up to a depth of 13 cm. The highest consumption rate was measured at 37 °C, but a still detectable consumption at 80 °C (> 1.25 nmol g-1 h-1) was recorded. The soil total DNA extracted from the three samples was probed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using standard proteobacterial primers and newly designed verrucomicrobial primers, targeting the unique methane monooxygenase gene pmoA; the presence of methanotrophs was detected at sites FAV2 and FAV3, but not at FAV1, where harsher chemical-physical conditions and negligible methane oxidation were detected. The pmoA gene libraries from the most active site (FAV2) pointed to a high diversity of gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs, distantly related to Methylocaldum-Metylococcus genera, and the presence of the newly discovered acido-thermophilic Verrucomicrobia methanotrophs. Alphaproteobacteria of the genus Methylocystis were isolated from enrichment cultures under a methane

  20. Risk factors for micro and macrovascular disease in black and white patients with type 2 Diabetes mellitus Comparação de fatores de risco para complicações micro e macrovasculares em pacientes com Diabetes mellitus tipo 2 negros e brancos

    Caroline Kaercher Kramer


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM is higher in black patients. The reason for this finding is still unknown. The objective of this study was to analyze the micro and macrovascular risk factor profile of type 2 DM patients without advanced diabetic nephropathy according to ethnicity. METHODS: A cross-sectional multicentric regional study was conducted evaluating 780 patients. All patients were submitted to clinical and laboratory evaluation. Ethnicity was self-reported as white (n = 585 or black (n = 195. RESULTS: Black patients had lower triglycerides [115 (35-892 vs. 152 (34-1236 mg/dl; P OBJETIVO: A prevalência das complicações crônicas do Diabetes mellitus (DM é maior nos negros. A razão para esse achado é desconhecida. O objetivo desse estudo é analisar os fatores de risco para doença micro e macrovascular em pacientes com DM tipo 2 de acordo com a etnia. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo transversal avaliando 780 pacientes. Todos pacientes realizaram avaliação clinico/ laboratorial. A etnia foi autoreferida em branca (n = 585 ou negra (n = 195. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes negros apresentaram níveis menores de triglicerídeos [115 (35-892 vs. 152 (34-1236 mg/dl; P <0.001] e maiores de HDL colesterol que os brancos (48.3 ± 13.5 vs. 44.8 ± 12.1 mg/dl; P = 0.002. Não houve diferença entre os grupos quanto à glicemia de jejum, teste A1c, LDL e colesterol total, níveis pressóricos, insulina e Homa-ir. Não houve diferença no uso de medicações (estatinas: 18.5 vs. 19.3%, P = 1.000; fibratos: 1.5 vs. 0.7%, P = 0.680; inibidores da enzima conversora da angiotensina: 39.5 vs. 43.8%, P = 0.375; acido acetilsaliscílico: 29.9 vs. 27.7%, P = 0.673. CONCLUSÃO: Não houve diferença na prevalência dos fatores de risco convencionais para doença micro e macrovascular entre os grupos étnicos. O estudo de fatores não-convencionais e genéticos é essencial para a elucidação dos

  1. Cinética de degradación del naftaleno por células inmovilizadas húmedas de Bacillus alcalophilus cepa IDO-225

    Roberto Rafael Núñez Moreira


    Full Text Available Numerosas han sido las investigaciones sobre el estudio de la biorremediación para su aplicación en la lucha para combatir la contaminación ambiental por hidrocarburos. El Instituto de Oceanología del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Ambiente, ha trabajado desde 1988 en el aislamiento y conservaci ón de bacterias marinas que sean capaces de degradar el petróleo. Actualmente, cuenta con cuatro bioproductos degradadores de petróleo en medio marino denominados BIOIL, K-BIOIL, BIOIL-FC e IDO-225. En el presente trabajo, se demuestra por Espectroscopia Infrarroja de las muestras extraídas a los 3, 6, 9, 12 y 15 d de contacto de las células húmedas inmovilizadas de Bacillus alcalophilus cepa IDO-225 en el medio de degradación con el naftaleno, un hidrocarburo del petróleo, que estas son capaces de degradar el naflateno como única fuente de carbono y energía. La degradación de este hidrocarburo por las células inmovilizadas de esta cepa se lleva a cabo mediante un mecanismo que se basa en un modelo cinético de segundo orden correspondiente a un mecanismo de metil-oxidación y b-oxidación, al igual que las células libres de dicha cepa, pero con la diferencia de que en el caso de las células inmovilizadas, el término cuadrático (metil-oxidación es mayor y el término lineal (b-oxidación es menor que en las células libres. En este mecanismo se produce acetil-CoA, el cual se incorpora al ciclo de los acidos tricarboxílicos para formar dióxido de carbono, agua y coenzimas reducidas, las cuales se dirigen a la cadena de transporte electrónica para obtener energía en forma de ATP y garantizar la síntesis de compuestos esenciales y la obtención de energía.

  2. Antibacterial effect of Turkish black cumin ( Nigella sativa L. oils

    Gecgel, Umit


    Full Text Available A series of five different oils from Turkish black cumin ( Nigella sativa used in foods mainly for their flavour, preservation and natural therapies were screened for their antibacterial effects at 0.5 %, 1.0 % and 2.0 % concentrations using the agar diffusion method against twenty four pathogenic, spoilage and lactic acid bacteria (LAB. All tested oils showed antibacterial activity against all the bacteria used in the assay. The oils at 2.0 % concentration were more effective than of the other concentrations. The most sensitive bacterium against all of the oil concentrations was Aeromonas hydrophila, while the most resistant was Yersinia enterocolitica. Generally, lactic acid bacteria had more resistance than pathogenic and spoilage bacteria against black cumin oils. Consequently, black cumin oil may be used as an antimicrobial agent in food products to prevent spoilage.Se ensayaron un total de cinco aceites diferentes de comino negro turco ( Nigella sativa L., que se utilizan habitualmente en alimentos para darles sabor, ayudar a la conservación o por sus efectos terapéuticos, para estudiar sus propiedades antimicrobianas a concentraciones de 0.5 %, 1.0 %, y 2 %. Para ello se utilizó el método de difusión en agar, frente a veinticuatro microorganismos patógenos, causantes de alteraciones o bacterias ácido lácticas (LAB. Todos los aceites ensayados mostraron actividad antimicrobiana contra todos los microorganismos ensayados, siendo las concentraciones del 2 % las concentraciones más eficaces. Aeromonas hydrophyla fue el microorganismo mas sensible a todas las concentraciones mientras que Yersinia enterocolitica fue la más resistente. Generalmente las bacterias acido lácticas tuvieron más resistencia que los gérmenes patógenos y las bacterias que causan alteraciones. En consecuencia, el aceite de comino negro turco se puede utilizar como agente antimicrobiano en productos alimenticios para evitar su alteración.

  3. Influence of internal seedborne Fusarium semitectum on cotton seedlings A influência de Fusarium semitectum carregado internamente por semente nas plântulas de algodoeiro

    Maria L. N. Costa


    Full Text Available Fusarium semitectum was found to be the major seed colonizing fungus in the commercial acid delinted cotton (Gossypium hirsutum seed lots. There was no correlation, however, between its incidence and seedling emergence and disease symptoms on the emerged seedlings in autoclaved sand. Inoculation technique simulating internally seedborne nature of the fungus showed that the observed non-correlation might be related to the threshold level of seed coat colonization. The internally seedborne inoculum besides reducing seedling emergence, incited an array of symptoms on the emerged seedlings, which ranged from negative geotropism, leaf tearing, collar rot leading to dry root rot and seedling mortality. The dry root rot continued to develop on the plants surviving the seedling phase. The collar rot symptoms can be confused with those caused by Rhizoctonia solani.Fusarium semitectum foi o principal fungo colonizador de sementes de algodão (Gossypium hirsutum nos lotes comerciais deslintados com acido, mas não havia nenhuma correlação entre sua incidência e porcentagem de emergência de plântulas e sintomas de doença nas plântulas emergidas. Técnicas de inoculação simulando infecção interna das sementes pelo fungo mostraram que a ausência de correlação observada pode estar relacionada ao limiar da colonização no tegumento da semente. O inóculo interno nas sementes, além de reduzir a emergência de plântulas, produz um conjunto de sintomas nas plântulas emergidas, que vão do geotropismo negativo, dilaceração de folhas primaria, podridão do colo levando à podridão seca de raízes e mortalidade de plântulas. A podridão de raízes continuou se desenvolvendo nas plântulas sobreviventes resultando em mortalidade na fase pós-plântula.

  4. Prise en charge diagnostique et thérapeutique de la tuberculose ganglionnaire en Tunisie

    Ben Brahim, Hajer; Kooli, Ikbel; Aouam, Abir; Toumi, Adnene; Loussaief, Chawki; Koubaa, Jamel; Chakroun, Mohamed


    La tuberculose ganglionnaire est la localisation extra-pulmonaire la plus fréquente de la tuberculose. Nous nous proposons dans ce travail d’étudier les modalités diagnostiques, thérapeutiques et évolutives de cette localisation. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective portant sur 100 cas de tuberculose ganglionnaire. L’âge moyen était de 35 ± 15 ans (15-85 ans). Aucun malade n’était VIH positif. L'aire cervicale était la plus touchée (93 cas). L'intradermo-réaction à la tuberculine était positive dans 76/91 cas (83,5%). L'examen bactériologique des prélèvements au niveau des ganglions atteints avait mis en évidence des bacilles acido-alcoolo-résistants à l'examen direct dans 2/31 cas (6,4%) et la culture avait isolé Mycobacteruim tuberculosis dans 1/31 cas (3,2%). La cytoponction ganglionnaire (FNAC) était évocatrice de tuberculose dans 35/42 cas (83,3%). La biopsie ganglionnaire était réalisée dans 69 cas et avait permis de retenir le diagnostic de tuberculose dans tous les cas. La FNAC, comparativement à la biopsie, avait permis de raccourcir significativement le délai de la prise en charge (15,1 vs 22,8 jours; p=0,001) et la durée d'hospitalisation (17,3 vs 24,6; p=0,004). La durée moyenne du traitement antituberculeux était de 9,8 ± 4,6 mois (7 à 44 mois). Le traitement chirurgical initial avait raccourci significativement la durée du traitement médical. Il n'avait pas d'impact sur le taux de guérison. Nous avons noté 10 cas de réponse paradoxale aux antituberculeux, quatre cas de résistance clinique et une rechute dans deux cas. La tuberculose ganglionnaire pose un problème diagnostique et thérapeutique. La microbiologie est d'un faible apport. La FNAC est un moyen diagnostique très utiles dans les pays endémiques et à faibles ressources. Un traitement médical seul permet d’éviter les inconvénients de la chirurgie. PMID:25829976

  5. The Biogas from bio-energy electrical power plant of Nuevo Leon; Central electrica de biogas de bioenergia de Nuevo Leon

    Arvizu F, Jose L [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Saldana M, Jaime L [Sistemas de Energia Internacional S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)


    de agua, hidrogeno, nitrogeno, oxigeno, acido sulfhidrico y otros gases en cantidades minimas.

  6. Volatile Compounds in Honey Produced in the Central Valley of Ñuble Province, Chile Compuestos Volatiles en Miel Producida en el Valle Central de la Provincia de Ñuble, Chile

    María Pía Gianelli Barra


    encontraron en un mayor porcentaje de área fueron etanol, acido acético, 1-hidroxi-2-propano, 3-hidroxi-2-butano y furfural; sin embargo, las muestras analizadas no presentan un perfil aromático característico.

  7. Nitrous oxides reduction pathways induced during nitrified leachate recirculation in bioreactor landfill; Voies de reduction des oxydes d'azote lors de leur injection dans un massif de dechets menagers et assimiles: contribution a l'etude de la recirculation de lixiviat nitrifie dans une installation de stockage de dechets menagers et assimiles bioactive

    Vigneron, V.


    Nitrified leachate recirculation in bioreactor landfill has been proposed to avoid ammonium accumulation. We worked on the identification of nitrous oxides reduction pathways induced when nitrified leachate is recirculated during waste degradation. Batch reactors (1.1 liter, 40 g of reconstituted Municipal Solid Waste, MSW) were operated at 35 deg C and saturated with leachate. Injections of 250 mg N-NO{sub x}.10{sup -1} were performed during different phases of waste biodegradation. Nitrate reduction during acido-genic and active methanogenic phases, with an easily available carbon source in leachate, was mainly attributed to heterotrophic denitrification. However, H{sub 2}S concentration up to 0.7 % in the biogas (corresponding to 0.5 mmol of free H{sub 2}S per liter of leachate) led to prevalent DNRA (Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium) over denitrification. This reaction hindered the release of nitrogen outside of the system. This observation was confirmed with experiments performed with {sup 15}N enriched nitrate. During late methanogenic phase, without any available carbon source in leachate, nitrate was reduced by autotrophic denitrification with sulfide as an electron donor. No free metal was detected in the leachate. N{sub 2}O transient accumulation was detected during both DNRA and autotrophic denitrification. A second set of experiments was conducted in a MSW pilot scale column (0.2 m{sup 3}, 80 kg of reconstituted waste) in methanogenic phase. 113 % and 203 % of nitrate were converted into N{sub 2} when a synthetic KNO{sub 3} solution (280 mg{sup -1} during 77 days) or nitrified leachate (61 mg{sup -1} during 54 days) were respectively injected into the system. The downward movement of a denitrification front passing through the waste mass was followed using 3 redox probes inserted at different levels of the pilot. Even if N{sub 2}O was never detected, a small production of this gas could not be totally excluded. It was established

  8. Actividad antioxidante de extractos de diez basidiomicetos comestibles en Guatemala

    Karen Belloso


    Full Text Available Los antioxidantes son esenciales en el cuerpo humano para prevenir el daño oxidativo. Estas substancias pueden obtenerse de diversas fuentes como frutas, plantas y hongos. En Guatemala, diversas especies de hongos comestibles son comercializadas y consumidas, sin embargo su actividad antioxidante no ha sido documentada en el país. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la actividad antioxidante de extractos acuosos y etanólicos obtenidos de diez especies de basidiomicetos comestibles (Agaricus aff. bisporus, Agaricus brunnescens, Armillariella polymyces, Amanita garabitoana, Boletus edulis, Cantharellus lateritius, Laccaria amethystina, Lactarius deliciosus, Neolentinus ponderosus y Pleurotus ostreatus. Se utilizó un método cualitativo por cromatografía en capa fina (CCF y tres ensayos macrométricos in vitro de cuantificación de fenoles totales, reducción del radical 1,1-difenil-2-pricrilhidrazilo (DPPH y decoloración del radical catiónico del reactivo ácido 2,2’-azinobis-(acido-3-etilbenzotiazolina-6-sulfónico (ABTS. Los extractos acuosos mostraron mayor actividad antioxidante que los extractos etanólicos en todas las técnicas cuantitativas realizadas. La especie que mostró mayor actividad antioxidante en ambos extractos fue B. edulis, cuyos resultados fueron: fenoles totales del extracto acuoso 93.46 ± 18.17 mg/g y 42.70 ± 3.48 mg/g, DPPH CI50 del extracto acuoso 0.93 mg/mL (IC95 0.65-1.28 y 2.75 mg/mL (IC95 2.46-3.07 del extracto etanólico; y en ABTS CI50 del extracto acuoso 0.96 mg/mL (IC95 0.63-1.35 y 4.13 mg/mL (IC95 2.67-5.88 del extracto etanólico. Por la actividad antioxidante de los extractos acuosos de algunas de las especies de basidiomicetos, pueden promoverse como alimentos funcionales.

  9. Fatty acid profiles of varietal virgin olive oils (Olea europaea L. from mature orchards in warm arid valleys of Northwestern Argentina (La Rioja

    Rousseaux, M. C.


    cuando crecieron en el noroeste de Argentina versus el Mediterráneo. Para Arbequina, el contenido de oleico disminuyó con la temperatura durante la síntesis y acumulación lipídica (-2 % por °C. La clasificación varietal por acido oleico debe ser útil para seleccionar aceites para mezclas correctivas y variedades para futuras plantaciones que cumplan con la normativa del COI. Diferencias en los perfiles de ácidos grasos entre el noroeste de Argentina y el Mediterráneo indican una interacción genotipo x ambiente, y el efecto negativo de la alta temperatura media estacional durante la síntesis de lípidos requerirá mayor investigación.

  10. Acidovorax avenae subsp.Citrulli 危害新寄主籽瓜和病菌的快速检测%Edible Seed Watermelon as a New Host of Acidovorax avenae subsp. Citrulli and Rapid Detection of this Pathogen

    任毓忠; 李国英; 李晖; 孙岚春


    Through observation of field symptoms,identification of the isolated bacterial strains based on biological characteristics, biochemical and physiological tests including Gram reaction,catalase,oxidase and oxygen requirement test,and by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) detection,Acidovorax avenae subsp.Citrulli was first reported infecting edible seed watermelon (citrullus lanatus var.Lanatus) in Xinjiang province of China.This pathogen mainly infected fruit and cotyledon of edible seed watermelon,especially causing spots with black and star-shaped cracks in fruit.To control this disease,rapid detection method of A.avenae subsp.Citrulli in plant seed was studied.It was shown that pecific primer PCR could detect the pathogen in seed rapidly and sensitively.Seed suspension could be directly used as PCR template when seed infection was more than 4%. When extracted DNA from seed suspension was used as template,target pathogen could be easily detected with seed infection at or less 2%.%根据病原菌的生物学特性、生理生化特性包括革兰氏染色反应、氧化酶反应、过氧化氢酶反应、氧需求等和特异性PCR扩增结果,以及病原菌危害造成的田间症状,发现燕麦嗜酸菌属西瓜亚种(Acidovorax avenae subsp.Citrulli)可在新寄主-籽瓜上造成严重危害.该病菌在田间主要侵染籽瓜的果实和子叶,症状在果实上尤为明显,形成黑色的星状开裂.为了控制该病的发生,对种子携带病原菌的快速检测方法进行了研究.结果表明,特异性PCR作为检测种传病原菌具有快速、准确和灵敏的特点.当种子浸出液为PCR反应的模板时,可检测出的种子带菌率极限最低为4%;当以种子浸出液提取的DNA为模板时,种子带菌率检测极限为2%甚至更低.

  11. Epilepsias generalizadas idiopáticas diagnosticadas incorretamente como epilepsias parciais

    Mory Susana B.


    Full Text Available A epilepsia generalizada idiopática (EGI frequentemente não é diagnosticada corretamente em adultos, com sérias consequências para os pacientes. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os fatores mais frequentemente associados a dificuldades no diagnóstico diferencial entre epilepsias parciais e generalizadas em adultos. Avaliamos 41 pacientes com diagnostico de crises parciais complexas com elementos de anamnese e EEG indicando um possível diagnóstico diferencial. Foi possível a mudança do diagnóstico de epilepsia parcial para EGI em 25 pacientes: 22 (88% com EMJ; um com ausência juvenil, um com síndrome de ausências com mioclonias periorais e um com ausência com mioclonias palpebrais. Mioclonias, uma das características da EMJ e outras formas de EGI, geralmente não eram espontaneamente relatadas pelos pacientes. Abalos mioclônicos unilaterais eram confundidos com crises parciais motoras. Ausências breves e pouco frequentes e anormalidades focais no EEG contribuíram para o não reconhecimento de EGI. Todos os 25 pacientes apresentavam crises sem controle adequado antes da revisão diagnóstica. Após o diagnóstico correto e mudança para monoterapia com acido valpróico ou valproato de sódio, 19 (76% ficaram livre de crises e seis (24% dos 25 pacientes apresentaram melhora significativa. A associação de lamotrigina em três destes pacientes propiciou redução significativa da frequência de crises. Em conclusão, anamnese detalhada e questionamento direcionado para determinar a presença de mioclonias e crises tipo ausência e a sua interpretação no contexto clínico são fundamentais para o diagnóstico correto das EGI em adultos.

  12. Influência da embalagem e estocagem no conteúdo de betacaroteno e ácido ascórbico em suco de manga “Ubá” industrializado = Influence of package and storage on the content of beta-carotene and ascorbic acid in industrialized “Ubá” mango juice

    Daniela da Silva Oliveira


    Full Text Available Este trabalho investigou o conteudo e avaliou a estabilidade de doisantioxidantes naturais - β-caroteno e acido ascorbico (AA - em suco de manga "Uba" industrializado e armazenado em diferentes tempos de estocagem e correlacionou as recomendacoes de vitaminas A e C com o teor encontrado nos sucos. O β-caroteno e o AA foram analisados nos sucos comercializados em embalagem tetra pak, em cinco tempos de estocagem (1 a 5 meses e em embalagem de vidro, em tres tempos de estocagem (apos 3, 4 e 5 meses de armazenamento. A analise foi realizada por Cromatografia Liquida de Alta Eficiencia (CLAE. Nao foram detectadas diferencas estatisticamente significativas (α = 5% entre os diferentes tempos de estocagem, para ambos os componentes analisados, tanto em embalagens tetra pak quanto em embalagens de vidro. Alem disso, nao foram observadas diferencas significativas entre o conteudo de β-caroteno dos sucos comercializados nas duas embalagens. No entanto, houve diferenca significativa no teor de AA entre as diferentes embalagens, e a embalagem de vidro apresentou maior teor em relacao a embalagem tetrapak. Assim, as perdas ocasionadas especialmente pela permeabilidade da embalagem ao oxigenio deveriam ser alvo de atencao das industrias de alimentos.This work investigated the content and stability of two natural antioxidants . β-carotene and ascorbic acid (AA - in mango juice industrialized and stored during different storage times, correlating the recommendations of vitamins A and C with the content found in the juice. β-carotene and AA were analyzed in juice sold in tetra pak packaging, during five storage times (1 to 5months and in glass containers, during three storage times (after 3, 4 and 5 months of storage. The analysis was carried out using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC. No statically differences (α = 5 % were found between the different times of storage for both compounds analyzed, both in tetra pak package and glass container

  13. Oligoanalgesia in pronto soccorso: da un audit retrospettivo a un percorso clinico-assistenziale

    Edoardo Pennacchio


    Full Text Available Background. Nonostante il dolore acuto rappresenti il sintomo più frequente di presentazione in pronto soccorso, numerosi studi hanno riportato un’elevata prevalenza di oligoanalgesia (insufficiente riconoscimento o trattamento del dolore in questo setting assistenziale. Obiettivi. Stimare la frequenza della oligoanalgesia nel pronto soccorso dell’Azienda Ospedaliera San Carlo di Potenza e identificare le cause per correggere il problema. Metodi. Un audit team multidisciplinare ha effettuato un audit retrospettivo sui primi 3000 accessi in pronto soccorso del 2011, con interrogazione del sistema informatico aziendale. Sono stati esclusi i pazienti di età < 12 anni e quelli con dolore toracico o addominale, cefalea severa, politrauma. Risultati. Sono stati identificati 580 pazienti con dolore potenzialmente trattabile (M/F 333/247; età media 44,5 anni; 11,7% con dolore severo, 88,3% con dolore moderato. In tutti i pazienti è stata valutata l’intensità del dolore con scala verbale; sono stati trattati con analgesici il 33,8% dei pazienti con dolore grave e il 18,9% di quelli con dolore moderato; sono stati usati i seguenti farmaci: paracetamolo, ketoprofene, tramadolo, diclofenac, tiocolchicoside, fluoroglucinolo, lorazepam, betametasone, acido acetilsalicilico, metilprednisolone, ossigeno; il timing medio di somministrazione degli anagesici è stato di 90’ nei pazienti con dolore severo e di 93’ nei pazienti con dolore moderato; il 39% dei pazienti con dolore severo è stato trattato dopo oltre 20’ dall’accettazione; il 50,5% dei pazienti con dolore moderato è stato trattato dopo oltre 60’ dall’accettazione; nessuno dei pazienti ha ricevuto una rivalutazione del dolore; al 59,4% dei pazienti con dolore severo e al 63,5% di quelli con dolore moderato sono stati prescritti analgesici alla dimissione. Limiti. Non è stato possibile valutare l’impatto di interventi non farmacologici abitualmente utilizzati, quali l

  14. Biomarkers for environmental and occupational exposure to aromatic mutagens and carcinogens from emissions of oil shale petrochemistry. Report of the EC PECO programme, project CIPA-CT92-3016

    Carere, A.; Crebelli, R. [eds.] [Istituto Superiore di Sanita`, Rome (Italy). Lab. di Tossicologia Comparata ed Ecotossicologia


    di ricerca, coordinato dall`Istituto Superiore di Sanita`, sui biomarcatori di esposizione a cancerogeni aromatici nella lavorazione degli scisti bituminosi. Le ricerche condotte hanno dimostrato la possibilita` di valutare l`esposizione individuale a livelli relativamente bassi di policicli aromatici e benzene attraverso la determinazione dell`idrossipirene ed acido trans, trans-mucotico urinari, rispettivamente, e del benzene ematico. E` stato sviluppato anche un nuovo, promettente metodo per la determinazione del benzene addotto alla emoglobina, ed ulteriormente raffinata e validata la metodologia per l`analisi di addotti sul DNA basata sulla post-marcatura con {sup 32}P. I risultati dlele analisi citogenetiche condotte hanno messo in luce la maggiore sensibilita` delle nuove tecniche molecolari basate sulla ibridazione in situ rispetto ai metodi convenzionali, prospettandone il possibile ruolo nella sorveglianza della esposizione a cancerogeni.

  15. Effects of budesonide and probiotics enemas on the systemic inflammatory response of rats with experimental colitis Efeito de enemas contendo budesonida e probióticos na resposta inflamatória sistêmica de ratos com colite experimental

    Mardem Machado de Souza


    Full Text Available PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of enemas containing probiotics and budesonide on the systemic inflammatory response in experimental colitis. METHODS: Fifty male Wistar rats with experimental colitis induced by 10% acetic acid enema were randomized to five groups (10 rats each according to the treatment: group 1 - saline solution, group 2 - budesonide (0.75 mg/kg/day, group 3 - probiotics (1mg/day, group 4 - probiotics plus budesonide, and group 5 - control, with not-treated rats. The following variables were studied: body weight, serum levels of albumin, C-reactive protein and interleucine-6 (IL-6. RESULTS: All animals lost weight between the beginning and the end of the experiment (280+ 16 mg versus 249+21 mg, p0.05. Only probiotic rats presented a significant decrease of IL-6 than controls (0,30±0,08 mg/dL vs. 0,19±0,03 mg/dL; pOBJETIVO: Investigar o efeito da administração retal de probióticos e budesonida na resposta inflamatória de ratos com colite experimental. MÉTODOS: Cinqüenta ratos Wistar com colite experimental induzida pelo acido acético à 10% foram randomizados em 5 grupos (n=10 por grupo para diferentes tratamentos: grupo 1 - solução fisiológica; grupo 2 budesonida (0,75mg/kg/dia; grupo 3 - probióticos (1 g/dia; grupo 4 - probióticos associados a budesonida; e finalmente grupo 5 - controle, composto por ratos sem tratamento. As seguintes variáveis foram estudadas: peso corporal, dosagens séricas de albumina, proteína C reativa (PCR e interleucina-6 (IL-6. RESULTADOS: Todos os animais perderam peso entre o inicio e o fim do experimento (280±16 vs 249±21g; p0.05. As comparações entre o grupo controle (0,30±0,08 mg/dL e outros mostraram que houve uma queda significante nos níveis de IL-6 apenas no grupo probiótico (0,19±0,03 mg/dL; p<0.01. CONCLUSÃO: Probióticos são efetivos na diminuição do estado inflamatório mediado pela IL-6 na colite experimental.

  16. Design and construction of a go-kart hybrid PEM fuel cell / rechargeable battery; Diseno y construccion de un go-kart hibrido pila de combustible PEM / bateria recargable

    Suarez Alcantara, Karina; Rodriguez Castellanos, Andres; Soloza Feria, Omar [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    An hybrid Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell, PEMFC-Rechargeable Battery Go-kart has been designed and manufactured using AutoCAD software for the design and a CNC mechanical machine for the manufacture of components of the fuel cell. The membrane-electrode assemblies, MEAs, were integrated with a Gore-Select membrane and carbon cloth with Pt (20 wt % /C) 0.5 mg/cm{sup 2} anode and cathode electrode catalysts loading. High density graphite collector plates with 5mm thickness were used as collector plates. The estimated weigh of the go-kart with a driver is about 120 kg. The demand of the motor of the go-kart is 20 V and 5 A (100W), supplied by an hybrid system integrated by three 30Watts PEMFC. The commercially available Pb/acid rechargeable battery supplies energy for peripheral equipment. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presenta el diseno y la construccion de un go-kart hibrido pila de combustible con membrana de conduccion protonica tipo PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane, por sus siglas en ingles) y pila recargable. El diseno de los colectores de corriente de la pila se realizo utilizando el programa AutoCAD y la construccion mediante una fresadora con control numerico, CNC. Los ensambles membrana-electrocatalizador de la pila estan formados por membranas Gore-Select y por electrodos de Pt soportado en tela de carbon al 20 %peso/C con carga de 0.5 mg /cm{sup 2}, en anodo y catodo. Los platos colectores de corriente fueron manufacturados en grafito de alta densidad con espesor de 5 mm. La caracterizacion de la pila de combustible se realizo mediante ensayos de polarizacion potenciostatica. El peso total del go-kart y una persona a bordo es de 120 kg. La potencia del go-kart es generada por un motor de corriente directa de 20 V y 5 A (100 Watts). Para tal efecto, se construyeron tres pilas de combustible de 30 W cada una, con un respaldo de baterias recargables comerciales de Pb/acido para energizar equipos perifericos.


    Auris Damely García Méndez


    Full Text Available El propósito de la aplicación de la técnica de IV Gama en la elaboración de ensaladas listas para el consumo fresco, esta dirigido al control del deterioro en lechuga americana (Lactuca sativa, zanahoria (Daucus carota L., radicchio (Cichorium intybus L. y escarola (Cichorium endivia L., destinadas a preparar ensaladas tipo “Mediterránea y Cheff”. La metodología permitió seleccionar y evaluar la técnica de IV Gama, así como las buenas prácticas de manufactura para extender la vida comercial de las ensaladas y garantizar la seguridad alimentaria para la población potencialmente consumidora. La aplicación combinada de soluciones de cloruro de calcio al 1%, acido cítrico a 0,1% y oxido de magnesio al 0,5% contribuyo a mantener la calidad de las ensaladas por un período de 16 días bajo refrigeración a 5 + 1 °C y 95 + 5% HR. En conclusión las técnicas ensayadas, posibilitaron extender el valor comercial de estos productos.The purpose of applying the fresh-cut technique in preparing vegetable salads ready for fresh consumption, was aimed to control the damage American lettuce (Lactuca sativa; carrot (Daucus carota L; Radicchio (Cichorium intybus L and endive (Cichorium endivia L.“ Mediterranean and Cheff” style salads were prepared for evaluation. The methodology allowed selecting and evaluating fresh-cut technique as well as good manufacturing practices, to extend the commercial life, and guarantee alimentary food safety to people. Use of 1% calcium chloride; 0.1% citric acid and 0.5% magnesium oxide solutions; allowed to maintain the quality of the salads for a period of 16 up to days, under refrigeration at 5± 1ºC and 95 ± 5 % RH. Finally the assays techniques let to extend the commercial value of these vegetables.

  18. Development program of electrical vehicles of batteries in the UNAM; Programa de desarrollo de vehiculos electricos de baterias en la UNAM

    Carmona Paredes, G.; Chicurel Uziel, R.; Chicurel Uziel, E.; Gutierrez Martinez, F. [Instituto de Ingenieria, UNAM, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    en el Instituto de Ingenieria y el Centro de Diseno Mecanico de la Facultad de Ingenieria. Se ha contado tambien con la colaboracion del Centro de Investigaciones en Diseno Industrial de la Facultad de Arquitectura, el Centro de Instrumentos y la Facultad de Quimica. Otros aspectos complementarios en los que se esta trabajando, incluyen el desarrollo de un cargador inteligente para grandes paquetes de baterias y de un controlador electronico dual, el estudio del desempeno dinamico de baterias de plomo-acido, el diseno de un sistema de monitoreo de baterias y la busqueda de nuevas alternativas de baterias.

  19. El aceite de oliva virgen y la distribución y movimiento transmembrana del colesterol en la membrana de eritrocito humano

    Muriana, F. J. G.


    significativamente la presión arterial sistólica y diastólica de pacientes hipertensos. Estas experiencias parecen indicar que mediante una dieta enriquecida con aceite de oliva virgen es posible controlar y/o prevenir parcialmente la alteración de distintos parámetros de interconexión patogénica relacionados con la hipertensión arterial humana y de clara Influencia sobre la Patología Cardiovascular. Estos procesos no pueden adscribirse exclusivamente al contenido de acido oleico en el aceite de oliva virgen.

  20. Cyanic acid, Phytic acid, total tannin and aflatoxin contents of a Brazilian (Natal multimistura preparation Conteúdos de ácido cianídrico, ácido fítico, tanino total e aflatoxina em uma preparação brasileira (Natal de multimistura

    Francisca Sônia CÂMARA


    Full Text Available The utilization of a "multimistura" as food supplement, in nutritional improvement programs for the low-income population in Brazil, represents a low-cost and easy-to-use food preparation alternative, presentig reasonable nutritive value and satisfying local taste preferences. This is based on the fact that the "multimistura" is made up of non-conventional ingredients/foods and of agroindustrial by-products, rich in different nutrients. This paper was designed to determine some toxic and/or antinutritional factors of a "Multimistura" utilized as food supplement in institutional programs to prevent malnutrition by the Department of Welfare and Social Affairs of the City of Natal, RN. The product studied had the following formulation: 30% of wheat bran; 30% of wheat flour; 30% of corn meal; 3% of powder from cassava leaves; 4% of pumpkin seeds powder; and 3% of eggshell powder. The analysis of the main toxic and/or antinutritional factors showed very low concentrations of phytates and tannins and no detectable levels of aflatoxin and cyanic acid.O uso da "multimistura" como suplemento alimentar, em programas de intervenção nutricional para populações brasileiras carentes, vem se apresentando como uma alternativa alimentar de valor nutritivo razoável, baixo custo, preparo rápido e paladar regionalizado. Isto resulta do fato desta ser constituída principalmente de alimentos não convencionais e/ou subprodutos agro-industriais ricos em diferentes nutrientes. Este trabalho teve como objetivo dosar alguns fatores tóxicos e/ou antinutricionais de uma "multimistura" utilizada como suplemento alimentar em programas institucionais no combate à desnutrição da Secretaria Municipal de Promoção Social da cidade de Natal. O produto analisado tinha a seguinte formulação: 30% de farelo de trigo; 30% de farinha de trigo; 30% de fubá de milho; 3% de pó de folha de mandioca; 4% de pó de semente de jerimum; 3% de pó de casca de ovo. As an

  1. Deficiência hídrica e aplicação de ABA nas trocas gasosas e no acúmulo de flavonoides em calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. = Water deficit and ABA application on leaf gas exchange and flavonoid content in marigold (Calendula officinalis L..

    Ana Cláudia Pacheco


    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da deficiencia hidrica e aplicacao de acido abscisico (ABA sobre aspectos fisiologicos e teor de flavonoides em plantas de calendula. Oexperimento foi instalado em condicoes de casa-de-vegetacao com plantas envasadas. No inicio do florescimento de plantas de calendula, foram aplicados quatro intervalos de suspensao da irrigacao (irrigacao diaria; tres; seis e nove dias sem irrigar, acompanhados por tres doses de ABA (0, 10 e 100 ƒÊM. Avaliou-se o conteudo relativo de agua na folha (CRA e as trocas gasosas, utilizando-se um analisador portatil por infravermelho (A: fotossintese liquida, gs: condutancia estomatica, E: transpiracao, Ci: concentracao intercelular de CO2 e EUA: eficiencia de uso daagua. Aos nove dias sem irrigacao ocorreram reducoes significativas em todas as variaveis de trocas gasosas analisadas, independente da aplicacao de ABA. Concluiu-se que o efeito principal do ABA foi o de causar diminuicao na gs, a qual foi acompanhada de reducao em A somente quando as plantas estavam desidratadas. As intensidades de deficiencia hidrica testadas nao causaram interferencia no acumulo de flavonoides nas inflorescencias. Entretanto, o ABA restringiu a biossintese de flavonoides, tanto nas plantas-controle como nas plantas submetidas a deficiencia hidrica.The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of water deficit and abscisic acid (ABA application on physiological parameters and flavonoid production in marigold plant. The experiment was performed under nursery conditions with potted plants. It was tested water deficit by withholding water (control . diary irrigation, 3, 6 and9 days without irrigation followed by 3 ABA concentrations (0, 10 e 100 ƒÊM applied in the beginning of blooming. It was evaluated the relative water content and the leaf gas exchange using a portable infrared gas analyzer (A: net photosynthesis, gs: stomatal conductance, E: transpiration, Ci: CO2 intercellular

  2. Electrochemical and Computational Studies on the Electrocatalytic Effect of Conducting Polymers toward the Redox Reactions of Thiadiazole-Based Thiolate Compounds

    Rodríguez-Calero, Gabriel G.


    We have studied the electrocatalytic effects of polythiophene-based conducting polymers toward the redox reactions of the dilithium salt of the thiadiazole-based dithiol compound 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiodiazole (DMcT-2Li) via cyclic voltammetry (CV), rotating-disk electrode voltammetry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). We have found that the electrocatalytic activity of the conducting polymers is strongly influenced by the potential range over which the polymers are electrically conductive (i.e., window of conductivity), which was tuned by employing different electron-donating groups at the 3- or 3,4-positions of polythiophene (PTh). Both poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) (PProDOT), whose windows of conductivity exhibited a good overlap with the formal potential for the dimerization process of DMcT-2Li; E0′ d (?0.54 V versus Ag/Ag+) exhibited electrocatalytic activity toward both the oxidation and reduction processes of DMcT-2Li. On the other hand, PTh, poly(3-methylthiophene) (PMTh), and poly(3,4- dimethoxythiophene) (PDMTh), whose windows of conductivity did not overlap with E0′d, did not exhibit electrocatalytic activity. The standard charge transfer rate constants for the dimerization process of DMcT-2Li at PEDOT, PProDOT, and PDMTh film-modified glassy carbon electrodes (GCEs) were estimated to be 7.4 - 10?4, 3.2 - 10?4, and 6.9 - 10?5 cm/s while the rate constant was 6.3 - 10?5 cm/s at an unmodified GCE. Moreover, EIS studies for PEDOT, PProDOT, and PDMTh film-modified GCEs indicated the smallest charge transfer resistance for a PEDOT film and highest for a PDMTh film at E0′d, indicating that the higher the electrical conductivity of a film at E 0′d the higher the electrocatalytic activity toward the redox reactions of DMcT-2Li. These results clearly indicate that in order to accelerate the redox reactions of DMcT-2Li (and likely of other organosulfur compounds) the window of conductivity

  3. Applications of hydrogen peroxide in electrochemical technology

    Alvarez Gallegos, Alberto Armando


    reproducible results and indicating that under the experimental conditions studied the reticulated vitreous carbon cathode and the cell components were chemically and electrochemically stable. [Espanol] Se demuestra que el peroxido de hidrogeno se puede producir con una eficiencia de corriente del 40-70% por reduccion catodica del oxigeno en un electrodo reticulado de carbon vitreo en una celda de flujo dividido usando los catolitos que consisten en un medio acuoso de cloruro o de sulfato, pH 2. El electrolito que utiliza no influye en la eficiencia de la corriente para el H{sub 2}O{sub 2} o su regimen de produccion. La eficiencia de la corriente para el H{sub 2}O{sub 2} no es una funcion importante del potencial y de esto sugiere que la reduccion de 2e- y del 4e- del oxigeno ocurre en paralelo en diversos sitios de la superficie del carbon. Los experimentos voltametricos mostraron que (a) la respuesta del I-E para la reduccion del oxigeno a un pH 2 es una funcion de la superficie del electrodo y/o del electrolito que utiliza; (b) tanto el desprendimiento del H{sub 2} y la reduccion del oxigeno se retardan en el carbon con el aumento de fuerza ionica; (c) la presencia de iones ferrosos conduce a la descomposicion homogenea del H{sub 2}O{sub 2} lejos de la superficie del catodo pero su eficacia como catalizador para esta descomposicion depende de su evolucion en la solucion que cambia durante una electrolisis. El uso de un electrodo tridimensional fabricado de carbon vitreo reticulado permite que el reactivo de Fenton sea electroproducido a un regimen practico que haga posible el retiro de substancias organicas en un medio acuoso ligeramente acido. Una amplia gama de las moleculas organicas altamente toxicas (fenol, catecol, hidroquinona, p-benzoquinona, acido oxalico, anilina, cresol y amaranto) se han oxidado en condiciones moderadas y una fraccion significativa del carbon organico se desprende como CO{sub 2}. En todos los casos estudiados la demanda quimica inicial de

  4. Effects of Long-Term Acid-Mine Drainage Contamination on Diversity and Activity of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in a Natural Salt Marsh.

    Moreau, J. W.; Banfield, J. F.


    -grained black muds that are distinguishable from coarser pyrite cinders, and exhibit a noticeably strong sulfide odor. Aero- and halo-tolerant SRB were enriched from circumneutral pH cores, and we hypothesize that acido-tolerant SRB may also be present. Analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphism of whole community 16S rDNA extracted from each core shows an expected increase in diversity between acidic and circumneutal sediments, and clone libraries from both contaminated and uncontaminated marsh sediments are being compared to assess the impact of long-term contamination. References: Webb et al. 1998, J. Appl. Microbio., 84, 240-248; Moreau et al. 2003, Amer. Min., in review; URS Corp. 2001, Report 51.09967067.00.

  5. Oxygen reduction using platinum electrocatalysts prepared by liquid phase photo-deposition; Reduccion de oxigeno mediante electrocatalizadores de platino preparados por foto-deposicion en fase liquida

    Ruiz-Camacho, B.; Perez-Galindo, J. A.; Valenzuela, M. A.; Gonzalez-Huerta, R. G. [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, ESIQIE, Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    This work presents the synthesis and characterization of nanometric-sized Pt/C electrochemical catalysts using impregnation and liquid phase photo-deposition methods. Two platinum precursors were used, C{sub 10}H{sub 14}O{sub 4}Pt (Pt acetylacetonate, Pt(acac){sub 2}) and H{sub 2}PtCl{sub 6} (hexachloroplatinic acid) to study the effect on the particle size and the electrocatalytic behavior in the oxygen reduction reaction. The characterization of the catalysts was done using x-ray diffraction, hydrogen chemisorption and transmission electron microscopy. The electrochemical study was conducted with cyclic voltamperometry and rotary disc electrode (RDE) techniques. Pt (E-tek) was used as a reference catalyst. The peaks of the platinum were identified based on the x-ray diffraction results, and correspond to crystalline phases (111) and (200), whose intensity was greater when using H{sub 2}PtCl{sub 6} versus Pt(acac){sub 2}. The hydrogen chemisorption and transmission electron microscopy tests found that the larger-sized particle (1-5 nm) and greater metallic dispersion was obtained using Pt(acac){sub 2} as a platinum precursor and liquid phase photo-deposition. It was also found that this material presented the best electrochemical response, showing a open-circuit potential of 0.96 V and over-potential of 0.05 V with respect to H{sub 2}PtCl{sub 6} and of 0.22 V with respect to the catalyst obtained using impregnation. [Spanish] En este trabajo se presenta la sintesis y caracterizacion electroquimica de catalizadores de tamano nanometrico de Pt/C empleando los metodos de impregnacion y foto-deposicion en fase liquida. Se utilizaron dos precursores del platino C{sub 10}H{sub 14}O{sub 4}Pt (acetil-acetonato de Pt, Pt(acac){sub 2}) y H2PtCl6 (acido hexacloroplatinico), para estudiar el efecto que tienen sobre el tamano de particula y el comportamiento electrocatalitico en la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno. La caracterizacion de los catalizadores se realizo mediante

  6. Softwood forest thinning as a biomass source for ethanol production: A feasibility study for California

    Kadam, Kiran L; Wooley, Robert J; Aden, Andrew; Nguyen, Quang A; Yancey, Mark A; Ferraro, Francis M [Colorado(United States)


    hidrolisis de acido diluido de dos etapas para la produccion de etanol a partir de madera de coniferas, y la lignina residual se utiliza para generar vapor y electricidad. Para una planta que procesa 800 toneladas secas por dia de materia prima, el caso de una planta vecina es un concepto economicamente atractivo. El capital total estimado de inversion es de aproximadamente $70 millones en el caso de la instalada una junto a otra. La tasa interna de retorno resultante es de cerca del 24% utilizando un 25% de financiamiento equitativo. Por consiguiente, este tipo de planta de conversion de biomasa a etanol parece ser una proposicion atractiva para California, con el etanol reemplazando gradualmente al eter metil butil-terciario que esta destinado a desaparecer.

  7. Immunomodulatory effect of fibres, probiotics and synbiotics in different life-stages Efecto inmunomodulador de la fibra, probióticos y simbióticos en las diferentes etapas de la vida

    J. Romeo


    herramienta prometedora en la modulación del sistema inmune en diferentes poblaciones. Los efectos saludables de la fibra dietética y los probióticos han sido documentados en numerosos estudios epidemiológicos y de intervención, especialmente sus efectos beneficiosos sobre la microbiota del intestino con implicaciones clínicas importantes en la prevención y/o tratamiento de enfermedades infecciosas e inflamatorias. Los mecanismos incluyen la modulación de las propiedades funcionales de la microbiota, células epiteliales, dendríticas e inmunológicas. Se han estudiado en profundidad cómo los prebióticos afectan a la composición de la microbiota del intestino, estimulando beneficiosamente a otros comensales además de las bacterias acido lácticas, abriendo así una futura línea de investigación con nuevas cepas de probióticos y combinaciones de sinbióticos. Por otro lado, están bien establecidos los cambios en la fisiología del intestino, microbiota y respuesta inmune atribuidos al envejecimiento están bien establecidos. Además, las agresiones externas en los primeros días de vida, la alimentación con formulas infantiles, el tratamiento con probióticos, las enfermedades gastrointestinales y el estrés, también alteran el desarrollo y equilibrio de la microbiota intestinal. Por todo ello, esta revisión ofrece una visión actual sobre los aspectos mas relevantes del efecto de la fibra, probióticos y simbióticos sobre el sistema inmune en las diferentes etapas de la vida.

  8. Performance of a small stand alone photovoltaic-wind system at El Oyameyo D.F., Mexico

    Sanchez Juarez, A.; Campos, J. [Centro de Investigacion en Energia, UNAM, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico); Tiburcio Silver, A. [Instituto Tecnologico de Toluca-Division de Posgrado, Toluca (Mexico)


    hibrido fotovoltaico-viento. La potencia electrica instalada para los sistemas FV autocontenidos estan en el rango de 48 W-p hasta 768 W-p. Entre estos hay 4 sistemas FV que estan configurados en sistemas regulados de CD y otros 6 son sistemas regulados de CA. Todos estos sistemas utilizan bancos de baterias de plomo-acido (selladas o ventiladas) para almacenar la energia producida diariamente por los sistemas. El sistema hibrido FV-Viento esta formado actualmente por un aerogenerador de 5.0 Kw, un arreglo FV de 768 W-p, un banco de baterias de almacenamiento de 37.8 Kw-h y un inversor de DC/AC de 5.0 Kw. En este articulo se reporta la electricidad generada, el patron de carga y el comportamiento general del sistema hibrido fotovoltaico-viento. Se presentan tambien las caracteristicas tecnicas, las pruebas de energia del sistema hibrido y la experiencia obtenida del manejo de la energia y del mantenimiento del sistema para todos los sistemas. Se encontro que todos los sistemas habian demostrado buen desempeno a satisfaccion del usuario.

  9. Methanotrophic activity and bacterial diversity in volcanic-geothermal soils at Pantelleria island (Italy

    A. L. Gagliano


    Full Text Available Volcanic and geothermal systems emit endogenous gases by widespread degassing from soils, including CH4, a greenhouse gas twenty-five times as potent as CO2. Recently, it has been demonstrated that volcanic/geothermal soils are source of methane, but also sites of methanotrophic activity. Methanotrophs are able to consume 10–40 Tg of CH4 a−1 and to trap more than 50% of the methane degassing through the soils. We report on methane microbial oxidation in the geothermally most active site of Pantelleria island (Italy, Favara Grande, whose total methane emission was previously estimated in about 2.5 t a−1. Laboratory incubation experiments with three top-soil samples from Favara Grande indicated methane consumption values up to 950 ng g−1 dry soil h−1. One of the three sites, FAV2, where the highest oxidation rate was detected, was further analysed on a vertical soil profile and the maximum methane consumption was measured in the top-soil layer but values > 100 ng g−1 h−1 were maintained up to a depth of 15 cm. The highest consumption rate was measured at 37 °C, but a still recognizable consumption at 80 °C (> 20 ng g−1 h−1 was recorded. In order to estimate the bacterial diversity, total soil DNA was extracted from Favara Grande and analysed using a Temporal Temperature Gradient gel Electrophoresis (TTGE analysis of the amplified bacterial 16S rRNA gene. The three soil samples were probed by PCR using standard proteobacterial primers and newly designed verrucomicrobial primers targeting the unique methane monooxygenase gene pmoA; the presence of methanotrophs was detected in sites FAV2 and FAV3, but not in FAV1, where harsher chemical-physical conditions and negligible methane oxidation were detected. The pmoA gene libraries from the most active site FAV2 pointed out a high diversity of gammaproteobacterial methanotrophs distantly related to Methylococcus/Methylothermus genera and the presence of the newly discovered acido

  10. Developments in the technology for the combustion of water emulsions in Mexican fuel oil; Desarrollos en la tecnologia para la combustion de emulsiones agua en combustoleo mexicano

    Diego, Antonio Marin; Martinez Flores, Marco A.; Tamayo Flores, Gustavo; Alarcon Quiroz, Ernesto; Melendez Cervantes, Carlos [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)


    The residual petroleum oil (fuel oil) is the most used fuel in boilers of electrical and industrial power stations. Nevertheless, the use of this fuel can generate diverse problems such as the elevated particle emissions, that affect the boiler efficiency, darken the visibility by the smoke that leaves the chimneys and is emitted to the Environment. In addition, sulfur trioxide is produced, which reacts with the water present in the combustion gases, forming sulfuric acid that, when emitted, also affects the visibility of the plume and can be condensed, originating corrosion and increased accumulation of deposits in the boilers. The experimental research was made in a comparative base, between combustion tests of fuel oil, with emulsions where the water concentration and the size of the drops of this one was varied. A diagram of the supply of fuel and preparation of emulsions in a pilot furnace is shown. The article contains graphs of the effect of the water concentration of the emulsions in the particulate emission. The article contains figures of the cenospheres produced by the fuel oil combustion (500 x) and the ones produced by the combustion with 5% of water (500 x). Also shows graphs of the effect of the water drop size of emulsions in the particulate emission, of the reduction of the sulfur trioxide with soluble magnesium products in the water of emulsions, and of the free particle acidity with neutralizers of water emulsions of soluble magnesium. [Spanish] El aceite residual de petroleo (combustoleo) es el combustible mas utilizado en calderas de centrales electricas e industriales. Sin embargo, el uso de este combustible puede generar diverso problemas como las emisiones elevadas de particulas, que afectan la eficiencia de una caldera, obscurecen la visibilidad pero el humo que sale de las chimeneas y se emiten al medio ambiente. Ademas se produce trioxido de azufre, el cual reacciona con el vapor de agua presente en los gases de combustion, formado acido

  11. Assessing two different peroxidases´ potential for application in recalcitrant organic compound bioremediation Evaluación del potencial de dos peróxidas para su aplicación en biorremedación de compuestos orgánicos recalcitrantes

    Torres Rodrigo


    (difenilamina, moléculas monoaromáticas tipo fenólicas (guayacol, y colorantes [(naranja de metilo y ABTS (2.2´ Azinabis (6- acido surfonic-3- etilbenzotinzolina]. Los sistemas de reacción estuvieron compuestos por mezclas monofásicas de agua: solvente orgánico miscible (metanol, etanol, isopropanol, acetonitrilo, tetrahidrofurano, dimetil sulfóxido, etc., sobre los cuales se evaluó la actividad catalítica de ambas peroxidasas. En la mayoría de los ensayos se observó actividad catalítica de las dos enzimas sobre los sustratos evaluados. Sin embargo, para el caso del naranja de metilo y algunos PAH's, la PPR no mostró capacidad de oxidación biocatalítica. A su vez, fue la enzima que mostró mayor tolerancia a los solventes evaluados, bajo los cuales vio mejorada apreciablemente su actividad cuando se emplearon sustratos de baja hidrofobicidad. Con los datos experimentales se calculó el kcat, como parámetro cinético, el cual sirvió para comparar el desempeño biocatalítico de cada enzima sobre los sustratos.

  12. Electrochemical study of oxygen reduction reaction in Pt/C catalysts synthesized by photo-deposition; Estudio electroquimico de la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno en catalizadores de Pt/C sintetizados por fotodeposito

    Perez-Galindo, J. A.; Ruiz-Camacho, B.; Valenzuela-Zapata, M. A.; Gonzalez-Huerta, R. G. [IPN, ESIQIE, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    interaccion entre estos dos componentes ha recibido mucha atencion en los ultimos anos. Esta interaccion es considerada como la responsable en los efectos de crecimiento de la estructura y la disminucion de la dispersion de las particulas del metal sobre el soporte, provocando un bajo desempeno global y un menor tiempo de vida util de la pila. Las propiedades del soporte se ven acentuadas en los catalizadores catodicos, donde se lleva a cabo la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno por las condiciones de operacion que se tienen, actualmente se estan investigando sintesis que mejoren la interaccion metal-soporte y asi aumentar el tiempo de vida de la pila de combustible. En este trabajo se presenta el estudio electroquimico de catalizadores de tamano nanometrico de platino soportado en carbon (Pt/C) sintetizados por el metodo de Foto-deposito Quimico para determinar su efecto catalitico y estabilidad en la reaccion de reduccion de oxigeno en medio acido. Se utilizo como precursor de platino el C{sub 10}H{sub 14}O{sub 4}Pt (Pt(acac)2). El estudio electroquimico se realizo con las tecnicas de voltamperometria ciclica y electrodo de disco rotatorio observando que los catalizadores sintetizados presentan un comportamiento similar al Pt ETek. El estudio cinetico mostro un potencial a circuito abierto de 0.96 V, con una pendiente de Tafel de 73 mV dec-1 y a una corriente de 0.1 mA cm-2 se tiene un potencial de 0.91 V. Los autores agradecen el apoyo al ICYTDF (proyecto PICS08-37) y al IPN (Proyecto SIP-20090433).

  13. Manejo de la neumonía comunitaria del adulto en el Servicio de Salud Viña del Mar-Quillota. Abril - Septiembre de 2003 Management of community-acquired pneumonia by general practitioners in Viña del Mar and Quillota Health Service, Chile

    Juana Pavié G


    Full Text Available La neumonía adquirida en la comunidad (NAC constituye una causa frecuente de consulta ambulatoria y hospitalización en la población adulta. Objetivos: describir el manejo de la NAC del adulto en el Servicio de Salud de Viña del Mar y Quillota durante la Campaña de Invierno de 2003. Resultados: Entre Abril y Septiembre, se atendieron 3.701 consultas por neumonía comunitaria del adulto, 73% en los servicios de urgencia y 27% en los consultorios de atención primaria. El 14% de los episodios de NAC requirieron hospitalización en el área de Viña del Mar y 21% en el área de Quillota. Se examinó una cohorte prospectiva de 229 adultos inmunocompetentes con NAC (± DE = 56 ± 21 años de edad de bajo riesgo y manejo ambulatorio según las recomendaciones de la Sociedad Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratorias, quienes fueron atendidos en los hospitales de Quillota, Viña del Mar y Limache durante el período de otoño-invierno. El 40% de los episodios correspondieron a NAC tipo I y 60% a NAC tipo II. Los pacientes con NAC tipo I fueron manejados con Claritromicina (67,4% o Amoxicilina (32,6% y los pacientes con NAC tipo II fueron manejados con Amoxicilina-Acido clavulánico (74,5% o Levofloxacina (24,8% durante 10 días. El 98,7% de los casos evolucionaron favorablemente sin requerir hospitalización, y sólo tres pacientes fueron admitidos al hospital debido a fracaso del tratamiento ambulatorio. Los tres pacientes fallecieron debido a la infección pulmonar y/o descompensación de una comorbilidad (1,3%. Conclusión: La mayoría de los enfermos con NAC, sin criterios de gravedad, pueden ser manejados en el medio ambulatorio con bajos índices de hospitalización, riesgo de complicaciones y muerteCommunity-acquired pneumonia (CAP is a potentially serious infection that results in numerous general practitioner visits and hospital admissions each year. Objective: to evaluate the clinical management of CAP by general practitioners in the emergency

  14. Evolución estructural de la zona de transición entre las fajas plegadas y corridas de Aconcagua y Malargüe Provincia de Mendoza Structural evolution of the transition zone between the Aconcagua and Malargûe fold and thrust belts, province of Mendoza

    S. Broens


    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se describe brevemente la estratigrafía y la estructura de los Andes en la zona de transición entre las fajas plegadas y corridas del Aconcagua y Malargüe. Las rocas aflorantes corresponden a un basamento volcánico acido permotriásico, sedimentitas mesozoicas de la cuenca neuquina y efusiones volcánicas y depósitos continentales neógenos. Estructuralmente se reconocen de oeste a este, cuatro segmentos denominados: zona de inversión tectónica, zona de pliegues apretados, zona central o de imbricación y anticlinal del Carrizalito. Se construyeron dos secciones estructurales que se ajustan a los datos de campo recogidos en las zonas de imbricación, de pliegues apretados y del flanco dorsal del anticlinal del Carrizalito, que permitieron describir las estructuras presentes en el área. Lineamientos regionales de orientación noroeste-sureste podrían estar actuando como zonas de transferencia de rechazos. Pueden reconocerse dos o tres pulsos deformacionales según se considere la edad relativa de las estructuras respecto al levantamiento de la Cordillera Frontal. Para el caso en que el cordón del Carrizalito haya actuado como un alto de basamento se proponen dos pulsos, uno de piel fina y otro posterior que levanta a la Cordillera Frontal basculando la secuencia previamente deformada. Si en cambio la estructuración del anticlinal del Carrizalito hizo que este se comporte como punto de fijación (sticking point podria sumarse un tercer episodio deformacional con corrimientos fuera de secuencia.In this work we describe briefly the stratigraphy and the structure of the Andes in the transition zone between the Aconcagua and Malargüe fold and thrust belts. The outcrops are a Permotriasic volcanic acid basement, Mesozoic sediments of the Cuenca Neuquina and Neogene volcanic rocks and continental deposits. Structuraly we distinguish from west to east four segments: a tectonic inversion zone, a tight folds zone, a

  15. 小儿轮状病毒肠炎176例临床特点分析%Clinical manifestations of 176 infants with rotavirus enteritis

    阮善; 庄丽宝; 徐玉珍; 陆定


    Objective To improve the clinical understanding of rotavirus gastroenteritis(RV) and pro-vide evidences for prevention and therapy of the disease in children. Methods From October 2005 to Septem-ber 2007 data of 176 patients with acute rotavirus gastroenteritis in our paediatric department were analyzed ret-rospectively. Results Comparing the exent of dehydration with the feeding pattern in infant with RV under one years old, there was significant difference between the artificial feeding group and the breast feeding group (P<0.01). Same to the mixed-feeding group(P<0.05). Comparing the degree of dehydration and metabolic acido-sis, the difference between 0-12 months group and 13-24 months group was also significant(P<0.05). Ihe num-ber of patients with isoosmotic, hypoosmotic, hyperosmotic dehydration was 127,38 and 11 respectively. The number of patients with hyponatremia in mild dehydration group and moderate to severe dehydration group was 14 (15.1%) and 24 (28.9%) respectively. The difference between them was significant (P<0.05). Conclu-sion Breast feeding can relieve the condition of infant with RV. The incidence of metabolic acidosis was high in infant with serious dehydration. Infants with RV usually got iso-osmotic dehydration. If the dehydration aggrava-ted,the number of hypoosmotic dehydration was apparently increased.%目的 提高对小儿轮状病毒肠炎的临床认识,为防治轮状病毒肠炎提供依据.方法 对本院儿科2005年10月至2007年9月收治的急性轮状病毒肠炎176例进行回顾性分析.结果 婴儿轮状病毒肠炎不同喂养方式的脱水程度比较,人工喂养组与母乳喂养组差异有极显著性(P<0.01),与混合喂养组差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).0~12月组和13~24月组患儿脱水程度、代谢性酸中毒比较差异均有显著性(P<0.05).本文患儿等渗性脱水127例,低渗性脱水38例,高渗性脱水11例,轻度与中~重度脱水组发生低血钠的分别为14例(15.1%)、24

  16. Influência do método de síntese no processo de pilarização com titânio de uma esmectita da região amazônica Influence of the synthesis method on the process of pillarization of smectite from the amazonic region with titanium

    D. L. Guerra


    Full Text Available Amostras de argila esmectítica provenientes do município de Serra Madureira no Estado do Acre foram utilizadas no processo de pilarização. As matrizes natural e pilarizada foram caracterizadas por difração de raios X, espectroscopia no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier, análises térmicas diferencial e gravimétrica, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, espectroscopia de raios X por energia dispersiva e análise textural. As soluções pilarizantes de titânio, Ti(OC2H54 e TiCl4, foram analisadas por espectroscopia no infravermelho com transformada de Fourier. O íon intercalante foi obtido através da reação química entre as soluções de Ti(OC2H54 e HCl na proporção aproximada de HCl/Ti=1 e soluções de TiCl4 em reação com etanol com relação Ti/argila= 25 mmol Ti/g. A intercalação da notronita foi efetuada utilizando-se de dois métodos: com a solução de acido clorídrico incorporada paulatinamente na solução de etóxido de titânio, e utilizando o cloreto de titânio em solução de etanol, com vigorosa agitação a 25 ºC durante 3 h e com calcinação a 450 ºC e 600 ºC. Os resultados de difração de raios X do processo de pilarização mostraram alterações no espaçamento basal de 15,30 Å para 18,76 Å, e na área de superfície específica de 44,37 m²/g para 188,72 m²/g. A estabilidade térmica da argila natural foi otimizada com o processo de pilarização.Smectite clays of the State of Acre, Brazil, were used for the pillarization process. The natural and pillarized matrices were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, thermal analysis, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and textural analysis. The titanium pillarized solutions Ti(OC2H54 and TiCl4 were analyzed by FTIR. The intercalation ion was obtained by reacting Ti(OC2H54 with HCl (HCl/Ti ~ 1 and TiCl4 with ethanol (Ti/clay ~ 25 mmol Ti/g. The notronite intercalation was

  17. Evolution of the geothermal system in Acoculco, Pue., Mexico: Study based on petrography of well EAC-2 and other information; Evolucion del sistema geotermico de Acoculco, Pue., Mexico: un estudio con base en estudios petrograficos del pozo EAC-2 y en otras consideraciones

    Viggiano Guerra, Julio Cesar [Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Michoacan (Mexico)]. E-mail:; Flores Armenta, Magaly; Ramirez Silva, German R. [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)


    Acoculco, Pue., geothermal area is located 180 km away from Mexico City. It includes two hydrothermally altered areas with acid sulfate cold springs and some mofettes, associated with a complex structural framework presented in an area 2000 m thick of Tertiary-Quaternary volcanic rocks, Cretaceous metamorphized limestone and even Cretaceous granite. The field seems to resemble kaipohan type geothermal fields. Two exploratory wells have been drilled in the area. In 1995, well EAC-1 was drilled to a depth of 1810 m and in 2008 well EAC-2 was drilled to a depth of 1900 m. We discuss results and interpretations of petrographic studies made on the second well, and how some information from the first well is used to interpret the evolution of the hydrothermal system. It can be concluded the Acoculco geothermal area is in its final hydrothermal stage, since a change in the hydrothermal regime from convective to forced-convective or conductive has occurred, according to studies of hydrothermal mineralogy and other considerations. It is notable that the system is not recycling, perhaps because the rocks have not allowed it to, and therefore is ending. This, of course, has not been an obstacle to the presence of large volumes of hot (300 degrees Celsius) hornfels and granite opening up possibilities for the exploitation of an Enhanced (or Engineered) Geothermal System (EGS). The possibility of improving reservoir rocks permeability (hornfels and granite) by conventional means remains to be investigated. [Spanish] La zona geotermica de Acoculco, Pue., se localiza a 180 km de distancia de la ciudad de Mexico, D.F. Exhibe dos areas alteradas hidrotermalmente con descargas acido-sulfatadas frias y algunas mofetas, asociadas a una red estructural compleja configurada en un espesor de 2000 m de rocas volcanicas del Cuaternario-Terciario, calizas metamorfizadas del Cretacico e incluso granitos del Cretacico. Esta particularidad parece encajar conceptualmente en los denominados

  18. The antibiotic activity of some Brazilian medicinal plants Atividade antibiótica de algumas plantas medicinais brasileiras

    Maria R. Ferreira de Lima


    extrato etanólico das folhas de L. pacari mostrou valores de concentração inibitória mínima (CIM na faixa entre 312,5 a 2500 mg/mL, 250 mg/mL, 625 mg/mL, e 1250 mg/mL, respectivamente, contra oito diferentes variedades de Staphylococcus aureus Gram-positivas, Proteus mirabilis Gram-negativas e os bacilos acido-resistentes Mycobacterium phlei, M. fortuitum e M. smegmatis. O extrato etanólico do caule de L. pacari apresentou valores de CIM de 625 mg/mL contra S. aureus. Análise química revelou que os extratos brutos continham taninos, esteróides, fenóis, flavonóides, triterpenos e saponinas: as atividades foram altas o suficiente para possibilitar o isolamento guiado pelo bioensaio e a identificação futura dos compostos ativos.

  19. Propagação vegetativa de cedo-australiano (Toona ciliata M. Roemer por miniestaquia Vegetative propagation of Toona ciliata M. Roemer by the minicutting technique

    Jonicélia Cristina Araújo Vieira de Souza


    Full Text Available O método de propagação usual do cedro-australiano (Toona ciliata é via seminal, entretanto a oferta sazonal das sementes e sua curta viabilidade ao longo do tempo representam um problema para a produção contínua de mudas destinadas à implantação de povoamentos. Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de avaliar a viabilidade da propagação vegetativa da espécie por miniestaquia e a necessidade da aplicação de acido indolbutírico (AIB para o enraizamento das miniestacas. A partir de um banco de estacas de origem seminal, foram obtidas brotações para produção de mudas clonais, em três diferentes épocas de coleta (2,5; 4,5; e 5,5 meses após a recepa das mudas. Antes do estaqueamento, as miniestacas tiveram suas bases imersas em quatro concentrações de AIB (0; 1.500; 3.000; e 4.500 mg L-1. Durante o experimento, obtiveram-se 100% de sobrevivência das minicepas e das miniestacas. Houve 100% de enraizamento das miniestacas nas três coletas, não ocorrendo diferença no comprimento de raízes em função das doses de auxina aplicadas. Quanto maior o intervalo entre as coletas e quanto maiores as brotações que originaram as miniestacas, maior a velocidade de crescimento das mudas. Miniestacas de cedro-australiano possuem capacidade de enraizamento, e mudas recepadas apresentam brotação, possibilitando a clonagem da espécie pelo processo de miniestaquia.Sexual propagation is the method commonly used for the Australian Red Cedar Toona ciliata. However, seasonal seed availability and short viability are a concern for the continuous offer of seeds for implantation. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the viability of vegetative propagation of this species through minicutting and to test indolbutiric acid (IBA application for rooting of minicuttings. Sprouts for clonal minicutting production were obtained from a miniclonal garden established from seeds, in three different harvest times (2.5; 4.5 and 5.5 months

  20. Sarcoma de Kaposi: a propósito de un caso clínico, actualización del tema Kaposi 's sarcoma: a case report, update on the topic

    Anadely Gámez Pérez


    Full Text Available El sarcoma de Kaposi (KS por sus siglas en inglés es una enfermedad similar al cáncer. Se relaciona con la infección del VIH, y se presenta en estadios avanzados de la enfermedad, afectando el 20% de las personas con VIH que no toman medicamentos antirretrovirales. En Pinar del Río existe una baja incidencia de infección por VIH/SIDA. Dada la infrecuencia del Sarcoma de Kaposi se presenta un caso. Paciente de 50 años de edad, que después de un cuadro de dolor en epigastrio comienza con lesiones en la piel similares a hematoma en resolución, con centro más oscuro y nodular, que toman prácticamente todo el cuerpo. El paciente presenta ligera pérdida de peso, pero no prurito, no fiebre, no lesiones en mucosa oral. Se determinó Hb: 112g/l Hto: 0.34l/l Leucocitos: 4.4x10(9/l. Se encontró aumento de células mononucleares en el diferencial con linfopenia asociada; velocidad de sedimentación, colesterol, transaminasas, función renal y proteínas totales, normales, pero trombocitopenia moderada, acido úrico elevado. En el aspirado medular aparece predominio de linfocitos atípicos, con depresión relativa de las series hematopoyéticas. Gastroscopia, negativa. Biopsia de piel: Compatible con Sarcoma de Kaposi. VIH: tres exámenes durante el estudio con tiempo de intervalo entre ellos 3 meses desde el inicio resultaron negativos. Último examen viral a los 7 meses de iniciado el estudio (positivo con Western Blot.Kaposi´s Sarcoma (KS is a cancer-like disease. It is most frequent related to HIV infection, present in late stages of the disease and affecting 20 % of HIV infected people having no Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART. Since in Pinar del Rio Province a low incidence rate of HIV/AIDS is observed , Kaposi´s Sarcoma is very infrequent. A 50 year-old male who after presenting an epigastralgia suffers from hematoma-like skin lesions, in resolution and when palpated the darker center was nodular. These lesions take

  1. Ethylene, Enzymatic and Respiratory Pattern Evolution in Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl. cv. Golden Nugget in the Last four Sequential Stages of Maturation Evolución del Patrón Respiratorio, Enzimático y de Etileno del Níspero Japonés (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb. Lindl. cv. Golden Nugget en los Últimos Cuatro Estadios Secuenciales de Madurez

    Pedro L Undurraga M


    (PG, y celulasa. Los resultados muestran que el etileno incrementó su concentración al momento de quiebre de color, lo cual no fue equivalente en el cambio de la tasa respiratoria. La actividad de la enzima peroxidasa se incrementó desde el color verde al quiebre de color, mientras que las enzimas PME, celulasa, y PG mostraron una reducción constante desde el color verde hasta el color anaranjado y la PPO no se vió alterada en los cuatro estadios estudiados. Respecto a la calidad, a partir del quiebre de color se incrementaron los sólidos solubles hasta 11,8 °Brix y se redujo la acidez titulable desde 0,67 a 0,28 g L-1 de acido málico. Basado en estos resultados, se concluye que hacia el término de su desarrollo el fruto de níspero cv. Golden Nugget presenta un comportamiento enzimático y del etileno similar al que muestran frutos de tipo climatérico.

  2. Caracterização e extração de compostos voláteis de resíduos do processamento de maracujá (Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa degener Characterization and extraction of volatile compounds from passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims f. flavicarpa degener processing waste

    Lília Calheiros de Oliveira


    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou extrair e identificar compostos voláteis presentes nos resíduos de processo de maracujá. Obtiveram-se destilados a partir de resíduos de maracujá através das técnicas de hidrodestilação simples e hidrodestilação com arraste de gás nitrogênio. Os compostos voláteis presentes nos destilados foram capturados por microextração em fase sólida, empregando-se fibra Carboxen/DVB/DMS, e identificados por cromatografia gasosa acoplada com espectrômetro de massa, usando a coluna capilar de sílica fundida CP WAX 52. Foram identificados trinta e um compostos voláteis no extrato obtido pela técnica de hidrodestilação simples, sendo os principais compostos: neral (26,19%, cinamato de metila (18,52%, linalol (16,82%, 1-undecanol (5,60%, cis-óxido de linalol (4,41%, benzaldeído (3,92% e 1-hexanol (3,48%. Para a hidrodestilação com arraste de gás nitrogênio, trinta compostos foram identificados, sendo que, em maior porcentagem de área, destacaram-se: cinamato de metila (30,41%, neral (24,46%, β-ionona (13,81%, linalol (4,0% e acido butanoico (2,19%. O presente estudo revelou que os resíduos de maracujá apresentam compostos voláteis que podem ser extraídos na forma de aromas, apresentando potencial para gerar essências naturais com valor agregado.The aim of this study was to extract and identify volatile compounds from passion fruit residues generated during processing. Distillates of passion fruit residues were obtained from the techniques of simple hydrodistillation and hydrodistillation by passing nitrogen gas. The volatile compounds present in the distillates were captured by solid phase microextraction with Carboxen/DVB/DMS fiber. The volatile compounds were indentified by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry using a fused sillica capillary column with a CP WAX 52 stationary phase. Thirty one compounds were indentified by simple hydrodistillation technique. The main compounds were: neral (26

  3. Ground level chemical analysis of air transported from the 1998 Mexican-central american fires to the southwestern USA

    Villanueva Fierro, Ignacio [Departmento de Ciencias Ambientales, COFAA, CIIDIR-IPN Unidad Durango, Durango, Durango (Mexico)]. E-mail:; Popp, Carl J. [Department of Chemistry, New Mexico Tech, NM (United States); Dixon, Roy W. [Department of Chemistry, California State University at Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (USA); Martin, Randal S. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, UT (United States); Gaffney, Jeffrey S. [Department of Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR(United States); Marley, Nancy A. [Graduate Institute of Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (United States); Harris, Joyce M. [Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, ERL/CMDL, NOAA, Boulder, CO (United States)


    km desde la fuente de los incendios. Las mediciones de varios marcadores quimicos fueron tomadas antes y durante la incursion del humo en Socorro, NM. Dias antes de que llegara la contaminacion a NM, grandes areas de Texas, Louisiana y la parte baja del valle del Rio Mississippi fueron cubiertas por el humo de los incendios. La suma de compuestos carbonilicos vario, antes del humo de 5.6 ppbv, a 15.5 ppbv durante la incursion del humo; la suma de acidos carboxilicos vario de 7.2 ppbv a 8.6 ppbv; los hidrocarburos con 1 y 2 carbonos de 270 ppbv a 133 ppbv; los NO{sub 3}{sup -} en particulas de 0.1 a 1.3 {mu}g/m{sup 3}; los SO{sub 4}{sup -2} variaron de 1.2 a 3.4 {mu}g/m{sup 3}; las PM10 se mantuvieron en el intervalo de antes de la incursion (15-20 {mu}g/m{sup 3}). Los resultados indican un impacto significativo en un sitio rural del transporte de larga distancia de contaminantes de humo primarios y secundarios provenientes de eventos de quema de biomasa y la importancia de estas especies se debe principalmente al intervalo de tamano gaseoso y de aerosol fino. Estos aerosoles finos son importantes como agentes coadyuvantes al cambio climatico y afectan la calidad del aire y visibilidad.

  4. Effet de la substitution du cuivre par du lithium sur les proprietes de l'oxyde spinelle lithium(x)cuivre(y-x)cobalt(3-y)oxygen(4) etudie pour l'electrocatalyse de la reaction de degagement de l'oxygene en milieu alcalin

    Fatih, Khalid

    L'electrolyse de l'eau demeure la seule technologie industrielle de generation de l'hydrogene et de l'oxygene tres purs sans rejet de CO2 dans l'atmosphere, ce qui le rend tres attrayant par rapport a la combustion de carburants fossiles qui provoque presentement de serieux problemes environnementaux. Dans le but d'ameliorer le rendement de ce procede, nous avons developpe de nouveaux materiaux d'anode peu couteux, a base de l'oxyde mixte CuyCo3-yO 4, qui possedent une cinetique rapide pour la reaction de degagement de l'oxygene (RDO). Cette reaction suscite un interet particulier en raison de la surtension d'activation relativement elevee a l'anode qui cause la principale perte de rendement du procede. Une etude systematique a ete effectuee sur la substitution du Cu par du Li (0 a 40%), afin d'elucider les proprietes electrocatalytiques des oxydes LixCuy-xCo3-yO4. Ces oxydes, prepares sous forme de poudres par decomposition thermique des nitrates precurseurs entre 300 et 500°C, ont montre (DRX et FTIR) une structure spinelle inverse non-stcechiometrique avec une diminution du volume de la maille cristalline. La surface specifique par BET est d'environ 6 m2 g-1. Le pcn, obtenu par titrage acido-basique, a indique une diminution de la force du lien M-OH avec le taux du Li dans l'oxyde. Les analyses par XPS, realisees sur des films d'oxyde prepares par nebulisation reactive sur un substrat lisse de nickel, revelent un enrichissement de la surface en Cu a partir de 30% Li, et la presence des cations de surface Co2+, Co3+, Cu +, Cu2+ et Cu3+. La concentration de ce dernier montre un maximum a 10 et 20% Li. Suite a la substitution du Cu par du Li, la compensation de la charge serait assuree principalement par la formation d'especes Cu3+ pour les oxydes contenant jusqu'a 20% Li, et par la formation d'especes Co3+ aux taux de substitution superieurs. Les micrographies MEB montrent une morphologie hemispherique des particules d'oxyde reparties uniformement sur le substrat

  5. Double blind randomized clinical trial controlled by placebo with an alpha linoleic acid and prebiotic enriched cookie on risk cardiovascular factor in obese patients Ensayo clínico aletorizado doble ciego controlado con placebo con una galleta enriquecida en ácido alfa linoleico y prebióticos en el patrón de riesgo cardiovascular de pacientes obesos

    D. A. de Luis


    Full Text Available Introduction: Inulin and FOS are prebiotics with potential benefit in cardiovascular risk factors. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA is the metabolic precursor of the long chain n-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (20: 5n-3, this fatty acid has anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of our study was to evaluate the response of the cardiovascular risk profile in obese patients after inclusion in the diet of an ALA, FOS and inulin enriched-cookie. Material and methods: 36 patients were randomized in both branches: group I (inulin, FOS and ALA enriched cookie Gullon SL® and group II (control cookie. Previous and after 1 month of the treatment, a nutritional and biochemical study was realized. Results: 15 patients finished the procotol in each group. In group I, a significantly increase in soluble fiber (2.3 ± 0.8 g/day vs 7.7 ± 0.8 g/day: p Introducción: La inulina y los FOS son prebióticos con potenciales efectos beneficiosos a nivel cardiovascular. El acido alfa linolénico (ALA es el precursor del ácido eicosapentaenoico (20: 5n-3, presentando propiedades antinflamatorias. El objetivo de nuestro trabajo es evaluar la respuesta del perfil de riesgo cardiovascular en pacientes obesos tras la inclusión en la dieta de una galleta enriquecida en inulina, FOS y ALA. Material y métodos: Un total de 36 pacientes fueron randomizados a una de las siguientes ramas: galleta I (enriquecida con inulina, FOS y ALA y galleta II (galleta control (Gullón SL. Cada paciente recibió un total de 2 galletas al día (70 gramos de producto. Antes de iniciar el tratamiento y al mes, se realizó una valoración nutricional y analítica. Resultados: Finalizaron el protocolo un total de 15 pacientes en cada grupo. En el grupo I se produjo un aumento significativo en la ingesta de fibra soluble (2,3 ± 0,8 g/día vs 7,7 ± 0,8 g/día: p < 0,05 (inulina y FOS, así como ALA (0,6 ± 0,5 g/día vs 3,8 ± 0,5 g/día; p < 0,05. Se detectó en los pacientes varones que

  6. Zinc, cadmium, and copper mobility and accumulation in reeds (Phragmites australis) in urban sediments from two stormwater infiltration basins

    Bedell, J.-P.; Saulais, S.; Delolme, C.


    Infiltration basins are stormwater management techniques that are widely used to reduce stormwater volume. The settling of stormwater particles leads to a contaminated sediment layer at the basin surface. Phragmites australis used in constructed wetlands are widely present in infiltration basins. Such plant can play a role on the fate of heavy metals either directly by their uptake or indirectly by modification of physico-chemical characteristics of the sediment. The aim of this study is to assess Zn, Cd and Cu potential mobility and their bioaccumulation by reeds during plant's growth in urban sediments offering two different geochemical contexts. Methodology is based on the monitoring (in june, august and december) of physico-chemical characteristics of sediment deposit in two basins. These basins, "Minerve" and "Grézieu", located on both sides of Lyon city are characteristic of two different geochemical context. "Minerve" is in the east and "Grézieu" in the west part. The geology of the eastern part of Lyon is characterized by carbonated fluvio-glacial deposits. In the western part, the subsoil is mainly composed of gneiss and granit. Moreover, 20 cm of gravel and a sand layer were initially added at the surface of the "Grézieu" basin. In "Minerve", a clay material was initially added and a filter trench was built along the basin to allow water infiltration. We characterized the sediment deposit by the identification of their geochemical characteristics (Zn, Cu, Cd, total content, pH, CEC, C/N, carbonates and major elements contents …). Then we studied the potential mobility of the three metals by single chemical extraction (CaCl2 for the exchangeable phase, acetate buffer for the acido-soluble phase and diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid (DTPA) for the fraction associated to the organic matter). The accumulation of Zn, Cd and Cu in aerial parts and roots of the reeds was also measured. The results show clearly that "Grézieu" sediment is more enriched in

  7. Facteurs de risque de mortalité par tuberculose pulmonaire

    Janah, Hicham; Souhi, Hicham; Kouismi, Hatim; Mark, Karima; Zahraoui, Rachida; Benamor, Jouda; Soualhi, Mona; Bourkadi, Jamal Eddine


    La tuberculose est une maladie infectieuse transmissible provoquée par myco-bacterium tuberculosis (bacille de Koch ou BK). Elle représente, selon les estimations del'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), l'une des pathologies infectieuses causant le plus de décès au niveau mondial avec plus de 1 million de décès par an. Pour déterminer les facteurs de risque de mortalité au cours de la tuberculose pulmonaire à microscopie positive nous avons mené une étude rétrospective portant sur tous les cas de tuberculose pulmonaire à microscopie positive et qui étaient décédés au cours de leur hospitalisation. Cette étude a colligé 1803 cas de tuberculose sur une période de 2 ans et demi dont 46 sont décédés. La prévalence de décès est de 2,55%. La population se répartit en 32 hommes et 14 femmes. L’âge moyen était de 53ans ± 17 ans. Le tabagisme était retrouvé chez la moitié des cas. Une comorbidité était retrouvée dans 43%, avec 17% de diabète. Le délai de diagnostic avait une médiane de 60 jours avec percentile (30j; 105j). La symptomatologie clinique était dominée par la toux, la dyspnée et les expectorations soit respectivement: 97,8%, 69,6% et 67,4% des cas. Sur le plan radiologique les lésions étaient diffuses et bilatérales dans 76,1% des cas. Tous les patients étaient mis sous SRHZ. 11% avaient présenté une toxicité aux antibacillaires (de type hépatiques dans 3 cas et neurologiques dans 2 cas). Le délai médian de décès était de 8,5 jours (5j; 17j). Les causes de décès retrouvées étaient: Une hépatite fulminante (3 cas), une décompensation acido-cétosique (3 cas), un SDRA (2 cas), des hémoptysies foudroyantes (2 cas), et respectivement un cas secondaire à une décompensation de BPCO, une décompensation cardiaque, une hypoglycémie et un tableau d'anasarque. Cette étude suggère que le terrain, le retard diagnostique et les effets secondaires du traitement sont les principaux facteurs de risque de

  8. Geohydrology model of the geothermal reservoirs at Los Humeros, Puebla, Mexico; Modelo hidrogeologico de los yacimientos geotermicos de los Humeros, Puebla, Mexico

    Cedillo Rodriguez, Fidel [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Perote, Veracruz (Mexico)


    the regional lateral water recharge. On the other hand, the circular faults of the collapsed calderas of Los Humeros and Los Petreros form impermeable barriers to lateral water flow. Geothermal reservoir recharge only occurs inside the collapsed Los Humeros caldera. [Spanish] Los estudios de petrologia de agua y gases, e ingenieria de yacimientos de los pozos geotermicos, indican la existencia de dos yacimientos geotermicos. Las correlaciones petrograficas estructurales y el estado de las tuberias de produccion de los pozos geotermicos reparados, desviados y no invertidos, confirma la presencia de dos yacimientos, uno superior no agresivo con pH neutro y fluido bicarbonatado-sodico alojado en andesitas de augita; el otro, inferior, de alta temperatura y pH acido, contenido en andesitas de hornblenda y basaltos con fluidos clorurados-sodicos, ambos separados por un horizonte de tobas vitreas. Las grandes elevaciones de los niveles potenciometricos de los pozos geotermicos impide inferir la direccion de flujo de los fluidos geotermicos profundos. Los resultados litologicos y piezometricos de los pozos geothermohidrologicos perforados dentro de la caldera de Los Humeros, tambien muestra la existencia de dos acuiferos superficiales, uno relativamente frio y otro caliente. Debido a las grandes distancias entre estos pozos, y al medio geologico en que se encuentran, tampoco en ellos es posible inferir la direccion de flujo. Los estudios regionales de hidrogeologia, geofisica, hidrogeoquimica y geologico- estructurales, permiten afirmar que los acuiferos (frio y caliente) no tienen comunicacion hidraulica, ni relacion geoquimica o geologica con los pozos, norias y manantiales de los alrededores de la region de Los Humeros. Por consiguiente, la recarga de los acuiferos frio y caliente ocurre dentro de la cuenca cerrada de la caldera de Los Humeros, delimitada por el parte aguas orografico. Estos acuiferos recargan a los yacimientos geotermicos a traves de fallas y fracturas




    Full Text Available Este artículo identifica en una muestra de 21 empresas del sector agroindustrial del departamento de Antioquia - Colombia factores claves de innovación, que establecen una relación con los conceptos básicos de la estructura del acido desoxirribonucleico (ADN, con el fin de ayudar a las empresas a gestionar su estructura para la innovación. Para el desarrollo de este estudio se tomaron las variables definidas por el perfil innovador de la Metodología de Gestión Tecnológica por Proyectos 'MGT', la cual describe un perfil de las empresas respecto a las cuatro dimensiones de innovación: producto, proceso, mercadeo y organización [1] definidas por la Organización para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Económico [2]. Posteriormente se construyó una base de datos con los resultados del perfil innovador de empresas del sector agroindustrial obtenidos de la herramienta MGT; por último se implementó la herramienta estadística de análisis multivariable la cual permitió definir los factores claves de innovación más frecuentes e importantes de las empresas a las cuales se les aplicó la metodología 'MGT'[3].Este artigo identifica uma amostra de 21 empresas no setor de agronegócios do departamento de Antioquia - Colômbia fatores-chave da inovação, em seguida, estabelecer uma relação com o básico da estrutura do ácido desoxirribonucléico (ADN, a fim de ajudar as empresas estrutura para gerir a inovação. Para o desenvolvimento deste estudo foram tomadas pelo perfil de variáveis definidas Metodologia de Gestão de Projetos Inovadores de Tecnologia 'MGT', que descreve um perfil das empresas em relação as quatro dimensões da inovação: produto, processo, marketing e organização [1] definida pela Organização para a Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Econômico [2]. Mais tarde, ele construiu um banco de dados com os resultados do perfil inovador de empresas do agronegócio se reuniram a partir da MGT, e finalmente implementou a

  10. Lipid lowering effect of policosanol and omega-3 fatty acids combined therapy in hypercholesterolemic patients

    José Illnait


    Full Text Available Aunque el colesterol de las lipoproteinas de baja densidad (LDL-C continua siendo el principal objetivo en el manejo de la dislipidemia, la prevencion de la enfermedad coronaria incluye ademas, la modificacion de otros indicadores tales como la disminucion del colesterol no unido a las lipoproteinas de alta densidad y los trigliceridos sericos (TG, asi como el incremento de las HDL-C. Se reconoce que los aceites de pescado ricos en acidos grasos omega 3 (AG-OMEGA3, los cuales reducen los TG sericos y el colesterol no unido a HDL, pueden disminuir el riesgo de los eventos cardiovasculares a traves de estos efectos y a traves de otros efectos no relacionados con los lipidos (reduccion de la frecuencia cardiaca, efectos antiarritmicos, discreta reduccion de la hipertension arterial y de la agregacion plaquetaria. El efecto de AG-OMEGA3 sobre las HDL y el colesterol total (CT puede ser variable y en ocasiones tiende a incrementar las concentraciones de las LDL-C en el suero. El policosanol ha demostrado que reduce las LDL-C y CT mientras que incrementa las HDL-C en individuos normocolesterolemicos e hiperlipidemicos, con un efecto marginal e inconsistente sobre los trigliceridos. El policosanol administrado concomitantemente con OMEGA-3-FA durante un corto periodo demostro que reduce la LDL-C y el CT mientras que aumenta las HDL-C mas que el placebo AG-OMEGA3 + placebo, sin afectar el efecto reductor de los TG de los AG-OMEGA3. No se ha reportado, sin embargo, la persistencia de tales efectos. Este estudio investiga si los beneficios de la administracion de AG-OMEGA3 + policosanol (AG-OMEGA3-poli persisten despues de una terapia mas prolongada (24 semanas. Despues de un periodo de dieta solamente, 60 pacientes se distribuyeron, aleatoriamente y a doble ciegas, en dos grupos. Uno de los grupos fue tratado con AG-OMEGA3 (1 g/d + placebo (AG-OMEGA3-pla mientras que el otro recibio AG-OMEGA3 (1 g/d + policosanol 10 mg/d . Las variables de laboratorio

  11. Rhizosphere competent Mesorhizobiumloti MP6 induces root hair curling, inhibits Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and enhances growth of Indian mustard (Brassica campestris Mesorhizobium loti MP6 rizosférico competente induz encurvamento do pelo daraiz, inibe Sclerotinia sclerotiorum e estimula o crescimento de mostarda indiana (Brassica campestris

    Shikha Chandra


    Full Text Available The bacterial strain Mesorhizobium loti MP6, isolated from root nodules of Mimosa pudica induced growth and yield of Brassica campestris. The isolate MP6 secreted hydroxamate type siderophore in Chrom-Azurol Siderophore (CAS agar medium. Production of hydrocyanic acid (HCN, indole acetic acid (IAA and phosphate solubilizing ability was also recorded under normal growth conditions. Root hair curling was observed through simple glass-slide technique. In vitro study showed a significant increase in population of M. loti MP6 in rhizosphere due to root exudates of B. campestris. In dual culture technique the strain showed a strong antagonistic effect against Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, a white rot pathogen of Brassica campestris. The growth of S. sclerotiorum was inhibited by 75% after prolonged incubation. Efficient root colonization of mustard seedlings was confirmed by using a streptomycin-resistant marker M. loti MP6strep+. The M. loti MP6 coated seeds proved enhanced seed germination, early vegetative growth and grain yield as compared to control. Also, a drastic decline (99% in the incidence of white rot was observed due to application of M. loti MP6.A cepa bacteriana Mesorhizobium loti MP6 isolada de nódulos de raiz de Mimosa pudica induziu o crescimento e o rendimento de Brassica campestris. A cepa MP6 secretou sideróforo do tipo hidroxamato em meio sólido Chrom-Azurol Siderophore (CAS. Em condições normais de crescimento, a cepa foi também capaz de produzir de ácido cianídrico (HCN e acido indolacético (AIA e solubilizar fosfato. O encurvamento do pelo da raiz foi observado usando a simples técnica de lâmina e lamínula. Estudos in vitro mostraram um aumento significativo na população de M. loti MP6 na rizosfera devido aos exsudatos de B. campestris. Empregando-se técnica de co-cultura, a cepa mostrou um grande efeito antagônico contra o fungo Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, o patógeno da podridão branca de Brassica campestris. Ap

  12. Búsqueda y selección de una proteasa fúngica con potencial aplicación en la restauración de documentos históricos en el Archivo de Bogotá

    Carlos Alberto Cruz Ramírez


    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Título en ingles: Screening for a fungal protease with potential in the biorestoration of historical valuable documents in Bogota Archive Resumen: Se ha buscado y seleccionado sistemáticamente una proteasa que pudiese ser usada en la eliminación “limpia” de encolantes sobre soportes documentales con valor de patrimonio histórico de forma eficiente y económica, a partir de la colección de hongos filamentosos del Archivo de Bogotá. De 74 morfotipos viables evaluados sobre placas selectivas, 32 morfotipos presentaron formación de halos de hidrólisis evidentes sobre placas diferenciales. De ellos, se evaluó el perfil isoenzimático de 8 morfotipos provenientes de muestreos documentales directos y de 2 morfotipos proteolíticos promisorios provenientes de un trabajo previo. Los 10 morfotipos seleccionados fueron representativos de los géneros Penicillium, Stachybotrys, Chaetomium, y Eladia. Luego de inducir la producción de proteasas extracelulares en medios líquidos diferenciales bajo tres fases de fermentación, se realizaron isoelectroénfoques analíticos tendientes a la observación de isoformas en el gradiente de pH establecido (3.0-10.0. Solo los morfotipos 8D (Chaetomium sp. y 21D (Eladia saccula presentaron una isoforma alcalina extrema, de puntos isoeléctricos 8.5 y 8.8, respectivamente, susceptible de selección con miras a su purificación y caracterización parcial de forma económica y eficiente. Los demás morfotipos, representativos de los géneros Penicillium sp., y Stachybotrys sp., presentaron unicamente isoformas proteolíticas en el rango acido de pH con puntos isoeléctricos que oscilan entre 4.0 y 5.0. Palabras clave: biodeterioro; hongo filamentoso; proteasa; halo de hidrólisis; punto isoeléctrico. Abstract: Studies on a protease as an efficient, environmental friendly and relatively economical remover of residual proteins for

  13. Synthesis of structured triacylglycerols containing medium-chain and long-chain fatty acids by interesterification with a stereoespecific lipase from Mucor miehei.

    Nieto, Susana


    Full Text Available The preparation of structured triacylglycerols sn-1, sn-3 dilauryl, sn-2 eicosapentaenoyl glycerol and sn-1, sn-3 dilauryl, sn-2 docosahexaenoyl glycerol by enzymatic interesterification under restricted water availability is described. Laurie acid, one of the substrates for interesterification, was obtained by the controlled hydrolysis of coconut oil by a non-specific lipase obtained from Candida cylindracea. The fatty acid was separated from the hydrolysis products by silverresin column chromatography and converted to methyl ester, sn-2 Eicosapentaenoyl glycerol and sn-2 docosahexaenoyl glycerol were prepared by the hydrolysis of fish oil by the sn-1, sn-3 stereospecific immobilized lipase Lipozyme IM-20 obtained from Mucor miehei as described in the accompanying paper. The interesterification was carried out in a water jacketed glass reactor and the triacylglycerol products were separated and recovered through aluminum oxide column chromatography The interesterification procedure described allows to obtain In laboratory scale structured triacylglycerols containing medium-chain fatty acids at the sn-1 and sn-3 positions and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid from marine origin at the sn-2 glycerol position.

    Se describe la preparación de triacilgliceroles estructurados sn-1, sn-3 dilauril, sn-2 ecosapentaenoil glicerol y sn-1, sn-3 diiauril, sn-2 docosahexaenoil glicerol por interesterificación enzimática bajo disponibilidad de agua reducida. Acido láurico, uno de los sustratos para la interesterificación, se obtuvo mediante hidrólisis controlada del aceite de coco por una lipasa no-específica obtenida de Candida cylindracea. Los ácidos grasos se separaron de los productos de hidrólisis mediante cromatografía en columna de resina de plata y convertidos en sus esteres metílicos, sn-2 Eicosapentaenoil glicerol y sn-2 docosahexaenoil glicerol se prepararon mediante hidrólisis de aceite de pescado por la sn-1, sn

  14. lnteracciones de la respuesta del eje somatotrófco en la amenorrea hipotalámica funcional relacionada con la desnutrición The activity of the somatotrophic function in Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (FHA related to undernourishmant

    L Fiszlejder


    Full Text Available La función somatotrófica en la amenorrea hipotalámica funcional (AHF exhibe un aumento central de su actividad y paradojalmente, el comportamiento hormonal periférico, el metabolismo intermedio y varios aspectos clínicos pueden ser compatibles con los observados en la insuficiencia del eje somatotrófico. Los niveles basales y la secreción diaria de GH son altas, pero su perfil pulsátil es irrregular. En virtud de ello, se produce una resistencia a la GH, con disminución de los receptores de la hormona, que, sumado al descenso de la proteína ligadora de GH (GH binding protein, GHBP, alteran su capacidad de estimular en el hígado las síntesis de IGF-I, IGFBP-3 y la de la subunidad acido-lábil. Ello disminuye la disponibilidad de IGF-I libre en los tejidos. Por otro lado, los IGFBP-1 y IGFBP-2 aumentan significativamente. Si bien estos péptidos son regulados por la GH, aparentemente resulta ser más importante su correlación inversa con la actividad de la insulina (que se encuentra disminuida en estas pacientes y con el bajo aporte proteico de las dietas. El aumento de los niveles séricos de estos péptidos también contribuye al descenso de la IGF-I libre. Las alteraciones en la dinámica de secreción inducen a una reducción de la concentración de la leptina (una adipokina y al aumento de la ghrelina (la cual, a su vez, facilita la secreción de GH y presentan una destacada incidencia en el metabolismo intermedio de estas pacientes desnutridas. Estos cambios hormonales pueden ser interpretados como un mecanismo de adaptación homeostática tendiente a preservar la disponibilidad de los nutrientes energéticos. En relación a ello, existe inicialmente un predominio de la lipólisis, seguido de proteólisis a nivel muscular. Si la restricción dietética continúa, se desarrolla en el hígado y en el tejido muscular, un proceso de neoglu-cogénesis utilizando como sustrato, las proteínas y los NEFA. Ello es seguido por la glugen

  15. Distribución celular de Presenilina 1 y procesamiento de la Proteína Precursora de Amiloide en portadores de la mutación E280a

    Carlos Vélez


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    Introducción: La Enfermedad de Alzheimer, es la demencia más frecuente en la edad adulta y la cuarta causa de muerte en los países desarrollados. Esta demencia, puede presentarse en una forma esporádica, cuando ningún otro familiar ha sido afectado por la enfermedad; o en una forma familiar, cuando en la familia del enfermo ha habido otras personas afectadas por la enfermedad. En Antioquia (Colombia, el grupo de Neurociencias de la Universidad de Antioquia ha detectado el grupo familiar de enfermos de Alzheimer, más grande del mundo; en este grupo se ha determinado como único factor asociado al desarrollo de la enfermedad, la presencia de la mutación de Acido Glutámico por Alanita en el codon 280 de la Presenilina 1. Otra proteína, relacionada con el desarrollo de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer familiar, es la Proteína Precursora de Amiloide, la cual sufre un proceso proteolítico, generando como subproducto un péptido de 39 a 43 amino ácidos llamado b Amiloide, quien es el principal componente de las placas seniles, que constituyen uno de los rasgos histopatológicos de la enfermedad. Con la presente investigación, pretendemos evaluar estas proteínas, en una forma cuantitativa, en células procedentes de: individuos portadores de la mutación E280A enfermos de Alzheimer, portadores de la mutación E280A asintomáticos y sanos no portadores de la mutación.

    Materiales y Métodos: Cultivos celulares

    - Detección de la mutación E

  16. Assessment of a sequential extraction protocol by examining solution chemistry and mineralogical evolution

    Maubec, Nicolas; Pauwels, Hélène; Noël, Hervé; Bourrat, Xavier


    of them are able to leach several solid phases. In this context, the aim of the present study is to investigate the effectiveness and the selectivity of different reagents for metal extraction from target geochemical fraction. It is based on solid analyses with the use of X-ray diffraction and a scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled to a microRaman spectrometer in conjunction with chemical analyses of extracting solutions at each step. This methodology provides the opportunity to assess more accurately the effect of each reagent. The study focuses on extraction of Cu and Zn from sediment samples collected at two sites from river banks and characterized by presence of Quartz, Feldspar K, Micas, Kaolinite but with differences regarding accessory phases (pyrite, organic matter, iron oxy- hydroxide, calcite). The interaction of the samples with eight different reagents was assessed and compared (Ca(NO3)2 and CaCl2 for the exchangeable fraction; buffered solutions of sodium acetate/acetic acid at pH = 5.5 and pH = 5 for the acido-soluble fraction; hydroxylamine hydrochloride and a solution of ammonium oxalate/oxalic acid for reducible fraction; hydrogen peroxide and sodium hypochlorite for the oxidizable fraction. In-depth characterization of solid residue at each step allowed proposing the best protocol for both metals. Anderson, P., Davidson, C. M., Duncan, A. L., Littlejohn, D., Ure, A. M., and Garden, L. M. (2000). Column leaching and sorption experiments to assess the mobility of potentially toxic elements in industrially contaminated land. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2. Arey, J. S., Seaman, J. C., and Bertsch, P. M. (1999). Immobilization of uranium in contaminated sediments by hydroxyapatite addition. Environmental Science & Technology, 33, 337-342. Brannon, J. M., and Patrick, W. H. (1987). Fixation, transformation, and mobilization of arsenic in sediments.Environmental Science & Technology, 21, 450-459. Cornu, S., and Clozel, B. (2000). Extractions

  17. Sequenciamento e análise dos genes das subunidades alfa e beta do hormônio folículo estimulante de bovino (Bos taurus indicus Sequencing and analysis of subunits alpha and beta of the follicle stimulating hormone from bovine (Bos taurus indicus

    Luci Sayori Murata


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    Este trabalho relata uma clonagem e seqüenciamento das subunidades alfa e beta do hormônio folículo estimulante de Bos taurus indicus. Também apresenta os resultados de comparação realizada das seqüências gênicas dessas cadeias com as seqüências das cadeias alfa e beta do FSH de suínos e da cadeia beta de bovinos Bos taurus taurus já presentes no GenBank. Na comparação das seqüências de nucleotídeos e de aminoácidos predita da cadeia αFSH de Bos taurus indicus com as cadeias αFSH de outras espécies como suínos e búfalo (Bubalis bubalis, observou-se que as seqüências são bastante similares. A comparação da seqüência da subunidade αFSH de Bos taurus indicus com a de suíno demonstrou diferenças em três resíduos de aminoácidos. Na comparação com ßFSH, registrou-se modificação na primeira base do codon que levou à alteração no resíduo do aminóacido 83, que, em Bos taurus indicus, é uma glicina, ao invés da serina presente em Bos taurus taurus. Confirmaram-se essa modificação e todas as outras identificadas na seqüência dos cDNA das cadeias αFSH e βFSH em outra clonagem. A modificação Ser para Gly na posição 83 foi a única que alterou a identidade do resíduo de aminoácido na comparação entre as subunidades beta do FSH de Bos taurus indicus e Bos taurus taurus. Contudo, ela não deve alterar significativamente as propriedades fisiológicas do FSH, uma vez que o resíduo de glicina encontrado nessa posição também é encontrado na cadeia βFSH suína. Trata-se, portanto, de uma modificação particular que distingue as cadeias βFSH de B. taurus taurus e B. taurus indicus.


    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Bovino, clonagem, FSH, hormônio.

    The aim this work was to promove the cloning and analysis sequencing

  18. Efeito da fortificação alimentar com ácido fólico na prevalência de defeitos do tubo neural Efecto de la fortificación alimentaria con ácido fólico en la prevalencia de defectos del tubo neural Effects of folic acid fortification on the prevalence of neural tube defects

    Sâmya Silva Pacheco


    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:Analisar o efeito de alimentos fortificados com ácido fólico na prevalência de defeitos de fechamento do tubo neural entre nascidos vivos. MÉTODOS: Estudo longitudinal de nascidos vivos do município de Recife (PE entre 2000 e 2006. Os dados pesquisados foram obtidos do Sistema Nacional de Informações de Nascidos Vivos. Os defeitos de fechamento do tubo neural foram definidos de acordo com o Código Internacional de Doenças-10ª Revisão: anencefalia, encefalocele e espinha bífida. Compararam-se as prevalências nos períodos anterior (2000-2004 e posterior (2005-2006 ao período mandatório à fortificação. Analisou-se a tendência temporal das prevalências trimestrais de defeitos do fechamento do tubo neural pelos testes de Mann-Kendall e Sen's Slope. RESULTADOS: Não se identificou tendência de redução na ocorrência do desfecho (Teste de Mann-Kendall; p= 0,270; Sen's Slope =-0,008 no período estudado. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significativa entre as prevalências de defeitos do fechamento do tubo neural nos períodos anterior e posterior à fortificação dos alimentos com acido fólico de acordo com as características maternas. CONCLUSÕES: Embora não tenha sido observada redução dos defeitos do fechamento do tubo neural após o período mandatório de fortificação de alimentos com ácido fólico, os resultados encontrados não permitem descartar o seu benefício na prevenção desta malformação. São necessários estudos avaliando maior período e considerando o nível de consumo dos produtos fortificados pelas mulheres em idade fértil.OBJETIVO:Analizar el efecto de alimentos fortificados con ácido fólico en la prevalencia de defectos del cierre del tubo neural entre nacidos vivos. MÉTODOS: Estudio longitudinal de nacidos vivos del municipio de Recife (Noreste de Brasil, entre 2000 y 2006. Los datos pesquisados fueron obtenidos del Sistema Nacional de Informaciones de Nacidos Vivos. Los

  19. Technical feasibility of using silver and copper ions electro generated in the microbiological control of cooling systems; Factibilidad tecnica para emplear iones plata y cobre electrogenerados en el control microbiologico de los sistemas de enfriamiento

    Silva, Susana M; Martinez Meza, Esteban; Alvarez Gallegos, Alberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)


    sistema continuo el pH se mantuvo en el intervalo de pH de 7 a 8 mediante la adicion de acido sulfurico y se conservo un delta de temperatura de 10 (27 {+-} 5 ). El pH, la conductividad y la temperatura se midieron en forma continua. Se muestran graficas de efecto de iones plata/cobre sobre el aniquilamiento de bacterias coliformes totales y coliformes fecales se da como figura el efecto de la concentracion del ion metalico plata sobre el aniquilamiento de bacterias relacionadas con fierro. Se puede concluir que los sistemas de planta, plata/cobre y cobre estudiados resultaron ser una buena alternativa con un minimo impacto ambiental para sustituir el cloro en los sistemas de enfriamiento. Estos sistemas lograron abatir a las poblaciones bacterianas promotoras de la corrrosion influenciada microbiologicamente y del ensuciamiento biologico a niveles de 1000 ufc/mL y menores compitiendo con los tratamientos de aguas de enfriamiento convencionales. (abstract truncated)

  20. Composition of phenolic acids content in apple (Malus sp pomace / Composição do conteúdo de ácidos fenólicos no bagaço de maçã (Malus sp

    Roseane Fett


    both cultivars.O trabalho visou estudo da composição dos ácidos fenólicos de bagaço de maçã dos cultivares Gala e Fuji. Os ácidos fenólicos foram fracionados em ácidos fenólicos, esterificados e insolúveis e analisados por cromatografia a gás e espectrometria de massa (CG-MS. Foram identificados dezesseis ácidos fenólicos nas amostras de bagaço de maçã. Os teores de ácidos fenólicos totais nos bagaços de maçã dos cultivares Gala e Fuji foram respectivamente 93,94 e 68,38 mg/g (massa seca. O conteúdo de ácidos fenólicos livres no bagaço de maçã Gala foi 29,11 mg/g, sendo identificados os ácidos salicílico, protocatequínico, quínico, p-cumárico, gálico, propilgalato, sináptico. O teor de ácidos fenólicos livres no bagaço de maçã Fuji foi 16,03 mg/g, sendo identificados cinco (salicílico, protocatequínico, gálico, ferúlico, sináptico. O ácido salicílico foi o ácido fenólico livre predominante nas amostras de bagaço de maçã Gala e Fuji, constituindo 91,67% e 63,57% dos ácidos fenólicos livres, respectivamente. O ácido clorogênico (1,147 mg/g foi encontrado somente no bagaço de maçã Fuji. Os teores de ácidos fenólicos esterificados do bagaço de maçã Gala e Fuji foram 53,75 e 48,29 mg/g, respectivamente. Verificou-se que o ácido fenólico esterificado predominante no bagaço de maçã Gala é derivado do ácido salicilico (52,76 mg/g sendo também encontrado derivados de ácido gálico (0,175 mg/g, propilgalato (0,198 mg/g, ferúlico (0,159 mg/g e sináptico (0,140 mg/g. No bagaço de maçã Fuji, o ácido fenólico esterificado encontrado em maior quantidade também é derivado do ácido salicílico (47,42 mg/g, seguido do acido gálico (0,270 mg/g, ácido benzóico (0,194 mg/g e ácido sinaptico (0,115 mg/g. Os teores de ácidos fenólicos insolúveis nos bagaços de maçã Gala e Fuji foram respectivamente 11,08 e 4,05 mg/g (massa seca. Os ácidos fenólicos insolúveis derivados de ácido salicílico foram

  1. Sensorial, biochemical and microbiological evaluations of guacamole, an avocado based product, under cold storage and added with ascorbic acidAvaliações sensoriais, bioquímicas e microbiológicas do guacamole, um produto à base de abacate, sob armazenamento a frio e com adição de ácido ascórbico

    Lídia Raquel de Carvalho


    peroxidase (POD, EC e polifenoloxidase (PPO, EC do guacamole adicionado de ácido ascórbico e conservado sob frio elaborado, usando-se abacate da variedade Hass. Produtos acondicionados em embalagens de polietileno+nylon com e sem aplicação de vácuo foram submetidos ao congelamento lento e rápido (-18ºC e armazenados em freezer (-18ºC. Avaliações foram realizadas no momento da elaboração do produto (t0 e aos 3, 7 e 30 dias após armazenamento, sendo que no t30 as amostras foram mantidas sob refrigeração (4 ±1ºC e avaliadas após 3, 5 e 7 dias. Após 30 dias de armazenamento, a - 18ºC sob congelamento, seguido de descongelamento e mantendo-se à 4ºC±1 por 7 dias, as notas para os parâmetros sensoriais diminuram. A peroxidase foi totalmente inibida no produto elaborado e a atividade da enzima polifenoloxidase diminuiu consideravelmente no guacamole (20,07 mM de catecol/g massa fresca em relação ao fruto (58,31 mM de catecol/g massa fresca, porém sem variação significativa durante o armazenamento (à -18ºC. As amostras apresentaram-se microbiologicamente estáveis nas condições do estudo. A adição de acido ascórbico contribuiu para conservação do produto de abacate congelado diminuindo a atividade enzimática. No entanto, os parâmetros sensoriais são prejudicados com o descongelamento e armazenamento à 4±1oC.

  2. Laser induced spectroscopy breakdown (LIBS) application to heavy metal detection in soils; Applicazioni della tecnica Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) alla determinazione dei metalli pesanti nei suoli

    Barbini, R.; Fantoni, R.; Palucci, A.; Ribezzo, S.; Colao, F. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Frascati, Frascati, RM (Italy). Div. Fisica Applicata; Capitelli, F. [Bari, Univ., Bari (Italy). Dipt. di Biologia e Chimica Agroforestale ed Ambientale


    composizione elementale del campione e, mediante l'utilizzo di emissioni di campioni a concentrazione nota, di risalire alle concentrazioni delle singole specie del campione. Il grande vantaggio di questa tecnica e' che non e' richiesto alcun trattamento del campione (come invece e' il caso in tecniche spettroscopiche tradizionali quale l'ICP, Inductively Coupled Plasma, che richiede la mineralizzazione del campione tramite attacco acido con acqua regia), se non il semplice compattamento tramite pressa meccanica. I risultati ottenuti dall'applicazione della tecnica LIBS al centro ricerche ENEA di Frascati sui campioni di suolo sono stati analizzati per confronto con i risultati ottenuti con una tecnica tradizionale quale l'ICP. Si osserva una sistematica sovrastima del valore LIBS rispetto a quello ICP, probabilmente imputabile alle differenze di matrice litologiche tra i campioni analizzati e quelli usati come riferimento. (abstract truncated)

  3. Biohydrogen production from diary processing wastewater by anaerobic biofilm reactors

    Rios-Gonzalez, L.J.; Moreno-Davila, I.M.; Rodriguez-Martinez, J.; Garza-Garcia, Y. [Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico)]. E-mail:


    to be employed for hydrogen production. [Spanish] Este articulo describe la produccion biologica de hidrogeno a partir de agua residual diaria via fermentacion anaerobica utilizando choque termico pretratado (100 grados centigrados, 30 min.) y procedimientos de tratamiento acido para enriquecer selectivamente el hidrogeno produciendo consorcios mezclados antes de la inoculacion de reactores por lote. El biorreactor empleado para el consorcio de inmovilizacion se opero a temperatura mesofilica (ambiente) (20{+-}3 grados centigrados), bajo condiciones acidofilicas (pH 4.0-4.5), HRT (2h), y un soporte natural para generar hidrogeno produciendo biopelicula de consorcios mezclados: Opuntia imbricata. El reactor se opero inicialmente con sorbitol (5g/L) durante 60 dias de operacion. Las pruebas de lote se llevaron a cabo empleando 20{+-}0.02g de soporte natural con biopelicula. Los experimentos de lote se realizaron para investigar el efecto de la DQO ((2.9-21.1 g-DQO/L), a pH inicial de 7.0, 32{+-}1 grados centigrados. La produccion maxima de hidrogeno se obtuvo a 21.1 g-COD/L. Se efectuaron experimentos del efecto del pH empleando una concentracion de sustrato optima (21.2 g-COD/L), a pH de 4 a 7 y 11.32 (pH de agua residual diaria) y 32{+-}1 grados centigrados. Los resultados de los experimentos indican que el cultivo inicial optimo fue de pH 4.0, pero podemos considerar tambien una produccion estable de hidrogeno a pH 11.32 (pH de agua residual diaria), por lo que se pudo evitar ajustar el pH, y usar agua residual diaria como queda en el proceso de produccion de queso. El pH operacional de 4.0 esta 1.5 unidades por debajo del reportado antes correspondiente al hidrogeno que producen los organismos. La influencia del efecto de la temperatura se realizo usando la concentracion de sustrato optima (21.2 g-COD/L), dos niveles de pH: 4.0 y 11.32, y cuatro diferentes temperaturas: 16{+-}3 grados centigrados (temperatura ambiente), 32{+-}1 grados centigrados, 45{+-}1 grados

  4. Methodical characterization of rice ( Oryza sativa bran oil from Pakistan

    Mahmood, Zahid


    for the establishment of a globalized database of this valuable crop.El contenido de aceite, extraído con hexano, del salvado de cuatro variedades de arroz (Oryza sativa viz. Super Kernel, 386, 385 y Basmati, varió entre el 14.70 y el 19.10 %. Otros parámetros físicos y químicos de los aceites extraídos fueron respectivamente: Indice de yodo: 112.40, 109.80, 105.1 y 103.70; índice de refracción ( 40 °C : 1.4650, 1.4680, 1.4657 y 1.4660; densidad ( 40 °C 0.919, 0.913, 0.909 y 0.911; índice de saponificación: 183, 177, 186 y 190; insaponificable: 6.15, 5.60, 4.98 y el 5.40 %. Los tocoferoles ( α, γ, δ en los aceites fueron, respectivamente: 284.00, 175.12, 180.42, 300.06; 83.40, 98.70, 120.70, 90.60; 75.16, 57.20, 39.32 y 83.00 mg/kg. El contenido de tocotrienoles ( α, γ, δ en los aceites fue: 120.30, 106.00, 95.20, 135.74; 196.00, 125.00, 210.0, 276.41; 72.50, 20.00, 39.30 y 64.00 mg/kg, respectivamente. En los aceites estudiados se encontró una concentración de γ -oryzanol que varió entre 415.12 y 802.05 µg/g . Los periodos de inducción (Rancimat, 20 L/h, 120 °C de los aceites crudos fueron 6.81, 5.99, 6.39 y 7.40 h, respectivamente. Las fracciones principales de esteroles en los aceites se componían de: campesterol (10.10-19.20 %, stigmasterol (14.00-19.28 %, b -sitosterol (49.30-58.20 % y Δ5 ,avenasterol (8.14-13.05 %. Las variedades investigadas ( Super Kernel, 386, 385 and Basmati de aceite de salvado de arroz contenían elevados niveles de acido oleico 42.67, 38.59, 40.68 y 36.78 % seguido por los ácidos linoleico y palmítico 31.58, 33.80, 28.70, 30.51; 17.00, 14.88, 19.63 y 20.00 %, respectivamente. Los contenidos en ácidos mirístico, esteárico y araquídico fueron 1.50, 2.02, 4.28, 1.00; 2.64, 2.87, 4.02, 7.48; 1.28, 3.00, 1.00 y 1.00 % respectivamente. Los valores encontrados en los parámetros de los salvados de arroz investigados de procedencia Paquistaní son parecidos a los encontrados en la

  5. The extreme environments and their microbes as models for extraterrestrial life

    Seckbach, J.; Oren, A.; Chela-Flores, J.


    Life exists almost everywhere on Earth. Presence of liquid water is a prerequisite for life (Oren, 2008). Living organisms are not only found in `normal' habitats (from the anthropocentric view). Many types, especially of microorganisms, not only tolerate harsh environmental conditions, but even thive in them. Such organisms that resist very harsh physical and chemical conditions in their habitats are termed `extremophiles'. Some extremophilic microorganisms are able to overcome more than one type of extreme conditions in their environment. For example, some `polyextremophiles' grow under hundreds of atmospheres of hydrostatic pressure (barophiles) and at very low, or alternatively at very high temperatures. In many hot springs there are acido-thermophiles that tolerate elevated temperatures and very low pH levels (e.g. the Cyanidium caldarium group, see Seckbach 1994). Members of Cyanidium are able to thrive in pure CO2, a condition not tolerated by most algae (Seckbach et al., 1970). Some thermophilic Archaea grow at temperatures up to 1130C and possibly even higher. In the Arctic and Antarctic regions and in the permafrost region in Siberia there are cold-loving microorganisms (psychrophiles) which are able to grow at -200C. Many types of Bacteria and Archaea tolerate extreme dryness, and spores of Bacillus and relatives that have been encapsulated within salt crystals may have survived in a dormant state for thousands and even millions of years, and still can be revived today. Other extremophiles tolerate salt concentrations up to saturation. Halophilic microorganisms such as found in the Dead Sea or in the Great Salt Lake have developed different strategies to cope with the high osmotic pressure of their environment. Some (e.g. the unicellular green alga Dunaliella salina) balance the salts in their medium by accumulating organic compounds such as glycerol. Others (halophilic Archaea of the order Halobacteriales, as well as a few representatives of the

  6. DYNAMICS OF THE RUMINAL FERMENTATION IN SHEEP FEEDING WITH RATION CONTAINING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CASHEW BY-PRODUCTS (Anacardium occidentale Efecto de la inclusion en los níveles crescentes del subproducto de caju (Anacardium occidentale L. en la dinámica de la fermentacion ruminal de ovinos DINÂMICA DA FERMENTAÇÃO RUMINAL EM OVINOS ALIMENTADOS COM RAÇÕES CONTENDO DIFERENTES NÍVEIS DE COPRODUTOS DE CAJU (Anacardium occidentale

    Marcos Cláudio Rogério


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    The study aimed to evaluate the inclusion of cashew by-product (Anacardium occidentale L. on the ammoniac nitrogen concentrations (N-NH3, pH and vollatile fatty acids concentrations (VFA of the ruminal fluid, in sheep that received diets containing the cited by-product. Twenty male, entire sheep had been distributed in four treatments with different levels of cashew by-product inclusion (zero; 19%; 38%; 52% in a randomized block design, in a split-plot project, having in the parcels the diets and the sub-parcels the times of collection (zero, two, five, eight hours after-feeding with five replications. PH was remained inside of the normal standards cited by same literature in the raised cashew by-product inclusions. Diets with zero and 52% had gotten the biggest concentrations of N-NH3. The molar ratio of the AGV in the ruminal liquid in the diets with cashew by-product was typical of rich diets in voluminous. The relation acetate: propionate was not affected by the inclusion of the cashew by-product. The inclusion of the cashew by-product in up to 19 % of the dietary total presented better resulted in that it says respect to the parameters analyzed in this work.

    KEY WORDS: Ammoniac nitrogen, Ovis aries, pH, parameters ruminate, ruminants, volatile fatty acids.

    El estudio apunto evaluar la inclusión del subproducto de caju (Anacardium occidentale en la concentración de nitrogeno amoniacal (N-NH3, el pH y las concentraciones de los acidos grasos vollatiles (AGV en el liquido ruminal de ovinos Pathogenia da anemia na Ancylostomose: II - causas determinantes dos phenomenos regenerativos e degenerativos nessa anemia e contribuições para elucidar o seu mechanismo intimo Pathogenesis of Anaemia in Hookworm Disease: II - causes wich determine the regenerative and degenerative phenomena in this anaemia and contributions towards the elucidation of their inmost mechanism

    W. O. Cruz


    ausentes, os normoblastos, as hematias com restos nucleares e as hematias polychromaticas. A reticulose oscilla em torno de 3%. Este aspecto é constante nos casos graves, sendo entretanto variavel na unidade de volume o numero destas hematias acima caracterisadas. A média dessa ultima cifra em numerosos casos é de 2,50 M., o que determina uma taxa de Hb. egual a 23%. Ao analysarmos certas observações, que descrevem aspectos hematologicos differentes daquelles aqui descriptos, concluimos pela existencia nesses casos anomalos, de superposições de outras doenças, cuja etio-pathogenia nada tem a ver com os factores que determinam o apparecimento da anemia ancylostomotica. A regeneração hematica processa-se na Ancylostomose unicamente após a administração de ferro em dóses variaveis, conforme o sal empregado. Mostraram-se inactivas nos casos aqui observados, as administrações de figado crú, triptophano, hystidina, lecithina, Vit. B, saes de arsenico, manganez, cobalto, cobre e a alimentação com dietas ricas em ferro. Em virtude dos resultados que obtivemos com a administração isolada de ferro, concluimos pela inefficiencia da administração de substancias pyrrholicas, da fracção hepatica sensivel nas anemias hypochromicas, e da associação ao ferro de acido chlorhydrico. Todas essas substancias, e tambem a elimanação simples dos helminthos parasitos, não só mostraram-se isoladamente sem acção sobre o sangue, como não auxiliaram a regeneração provocada pelo ferro...We studied 25 selected cases of anchylostomiasis, endeavouring to determine the factors which induce the hematic regeneration and investigating the mechanism of this regeneration as well as the development of the anemiant process. We preferred to select a small number of cases and accompany them for a long period, some of them having been underobservation during 1 to 1 year and a half. Apart from 568 routine examinations (count of red cells, dosage of Hb., determination of the