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Sample records for mesoporous phenol-formaldehyde resins

  1. Formulation of lignin phenol formaldehyde resins as a wood adhesive

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    This work describes the potential of reducing phenol with lignin in phenol formaldehyde resin formulation. The physical and chemical properties between lignin phenol formaldehyde resin (LPF) and commercial phenol formaldehyde resin (CPF) were compared. Phenol had been replaced by lignin [that was extracted from black liquor of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB)] in synthesizing resin with a ratio lignin to phenol 1:1. The IR spectra showed that there were similarities in functional groups between LPF resin and CPF resin. The comparison of physical strength properties via tensile strength test between LPF resin and CPF resin showed that the newly formulated resin has higher bonding strength compared to commercial resin. Kinematics viscosity test showed that LPF resin has lower kinematics viscosity compared to CPF resin in 21 days storage time. SEM images for both resin showed similarities in the effect of resin penetration into woods vessel existed. (author)

  2. RELATION BETWEEN MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND PYROLYSIS TEMPERATURE OF PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE RESIN FOR GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANES

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    MONIKA ŠUPOVÁ

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper has been to characterize the relation between the pyrolysis temperature of phenol-formaldehyde resin, the development of a porous structure, and the mechanical properties for the application of semipermeable membranes for gas separation. No previous study has dealt with this problem in its entirety. Phenol-formaldehyde resin showed an increasing trend toward micropore porosity in the temperature range from 500 till 1000°C, together with closure of mesopores and macropores. Samples cured and pyrolyzed at 1000°C pronounced hysteresis of desorption branch. The ultimate bending strength was measured using a four-point arrangement that is more suitable for measuring of brittle materials. The chevron notch technique was used for determination the fracture toughness. The results for mechanical properties indicated that phenol-formaldehyde resin pyrolyzates behaved similarly to ceramic materials. The data obtained for the material can be used for calculating the technical design of gas separation membranes.

  3. Thermokinetic behavior of powdered phenol-formaldehyde (PPF) resins

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    This study was conducted to investigate thermokinetic behavior of powdered phenol-formaldehyde (PPF) resins used for the production of wood-based panel products. Both fusion diameter and stroke cure time of the PPF resins were measured to characterize flow properties and reactivity of PPF resins. In addition, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was also used to obtain apparent glass transition temperature (T g) and activation energy (E a) of the PPF resins. The results showed that the stroke cure time of PPF resins was positively related with fusion diameter of the PPF resins. The T g of PPF resins depended on the heating rate with a linear relationship established between heating rate and the T g. The E a of PPF resins depended on types of PPF resin and spray-drying temperatures

  4. Tannin–Phenol Formaldehyde Resins As Binders for Cellulosic Fibers: Mechanical Properties

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    Hussein, A. S.; Abdulla, K. M.; Ibrahim, K. I.

    2011-01-01

    In this study Eucalyptus tannin (T) was isolated from outer bark of Eucalyptus trees; as sodium phenoxide salt and used as extender or copolymer into phenol formaldehyde (PF) resin at five percent (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50)% W/W. Tan-nin-phenol formaldehyde (TPF) and tannin formaldehyde-phenol formaldehyde (TFPF) resins that synthesized in this study were evaluated as adhesive material for cellulosic fibers by study the mechanical properties of the composite sheets .The results show that the sub...

  5. Process for preparing phenolic formaldehyde resole resin products derived from fractionated fast-pyrolysis oils

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    Chum, Helena L. (Arvada, CO); Kreibich, Roland E. (Auburn, WA)

    1992-01-01

    A process for preparing phenol-formaldehyde resole resins and adhesive compositions in which portions of the phenol normally contained in said resins are replaced by a phenol/neutral fractions extract obtained from fractionating fast-pyrolysis oils.

  6. Studies of the incorporation of simulated spent ion-exchange resins into phenol-formaldehyde polymer

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    Simulated spent ion-exchange resin, labelled and inactive samples, have been immobilized by transforming them into homogeneous monolithic forms. Immobilization was achieved by incorporating the ion-exchange resin into an inert polymer matrix (namely, phenol-formaldehyde polymer) aimed at lowering as much as possible the release of radionuclides to the environment. The suitability and range of applicability of phenol-formaldehyde to immobilize various types of resins having different levels of activity were determined by studying the homogeneity, mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of the final solid products. Factors such as water content and mesh size of the incororated resins, type of leaching solution, coating and irradiation effects of the final products have also been investigated. (Auth.)

  7. CHARACTERIZATION OF ALKALINE LIGNINS FOR USE IN PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE AND EPOXY RESINS

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    Nour Eddine El Mansouri,; Qiaolong Yuan Mail; Farong Huang

    2011-01-01

    Besides polyurethanes and polyesters, phenolic and epoxy resins are the most prominent applications for technical lignins in thermosetting materials. To evaluate the potential application of lignin raw materials in phenol formaldehyde and epoxy resins, three types of alkaline lignins were characterized in terms of their structures and thermal properties. The lignin samples analyzed were kraft lignin (LIG-1), soda–rice straw lignin (LIG-2), and soda-wheat straw lignin (LIG-3). FTIR and 1H-NM...

  8. A novel thermal degradation mechanism of phenol-formaldehyde type resins

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    The thermal degradation of phenol-formaldehyde resins (PFR) was studied using thermogravimetry analysis (TG) technique. The structural changes of thermal degradation of synthetical and commercial PFR were investigated by Fourier-transform infrared rays (FTIR) and solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (13C NMR) spectroscopy. The experimental results show that the degradation of PFR can be divided into three stages. Additional cross-links are formed and small exposed groups of the cured resin are removed in the first stage. In the second stage, methylene bridges decompose into methyl groups then both phenol and cresol homolog appear. The degradation of phenol group occurs in the third stage. According to these results, a novel degradation mechanism of phenol-formaldehyde type resins is proposed: the mainly degradation process of PFR is the decomposition reaction of methylene bridges in this mechanism instead of auto-oxidation of the methylene bridges in the prevenient mechanism

  9. HPLC Characterization of Phenol-Formaldehyde Resole Resin Used in Fabrication of Shuttle Booster Nozzles

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    Young, Philip R.

    1999-01-01

    A reverse phase High Performance Liquid Chromatographic method was developed to rapidly fingerprint a phenol-formaldehyde resole resin similar to Durite(R) SC-1008. This resin is used in the fabrication of carbon-carbon composite materials from which Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster nozzles are manufactured. A knowledge of resin chemistry is essential to successful composite processing and performance. The results indicate that a high quality separation of over 35 peaks in 25 minutes were obtained using a 15 cm Phenomenex LUNA C8 bonded reverse phase column, a three-way water-acetonitrile-methanol nonlinear gradient, and LTV detection at 280 nm.

  10. Study on the pyrolysis of phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin and modified PF resin

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    The pyrolysis of pure phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin and boron carbide (B4C) modified PF resin was investigated by using thermogravimetry (TG) and pyrolysis gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry (PY-GC/MS). Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy were also employed to investigate the micro-structural evolution. It was shown from the TG analysis that the char residues of pure PF resin were 62.9 and 60.5% after being pyrolyzed at 700 and 1000 oC, respectively. The degradation and failure of the resin matrix were mainly resulted from the release of volatiles. The phenol and its methyl derivates took a large proportion in the amount of volatiles. In comparison with the pure PF resin, the char residues of B4C modified PF resin were obviously higher, with the values of 71.9 and 68.4% at 700 and 1000 oC, respectively. Due to the oxidation-reduction reactions between B4C additive and oxygen-containing volatiles including CO and H2O, partial carbon and oxygen elements in the volatiles remained in the resin matrix in the forms of amorphous carbon and B2O3, respectively. The results of SEM and FT-IR characterization demonstrated the occurrence of the modification, and the amorphous carbon existed in the form of reticular substance. In addition, the amount of the released phenol and its methyl derivates was also decreased drastically due to the for also decreased drastically due to the formation of borate.

  11. CHARACTERIZATION OF ALKALINE LIGNINS FOR USE IN PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE AND EPOXY RESINS

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    Nour Eddine El Mansouri

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Besides polyurethanes and polyesters, phenolic and epoxy resins are the most prominent applications for technical lignins in thermosetting materials. To evaluate the potential application of lignin raw materials in phenol formaldehyde and epoxy resins, three types of alkaline lignins were characterized in terms of their structures and thermal properties. The lignin samples analyzed were kraft lignin (LIG-1, soda–rice straw lignin (LIG-2, and soda-wheat straw lignin (LIG-3. FTIR and 1H-NMR methods were used to determine their structure. Gel permeation chromatography (GPC was used to determine the molecular weight distribution (MWD. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC was used to measure the glass transition temperature (Tg, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA to determine the thermal stability of lignin samples. Results showed that kraft lignin (LIG-1 has moderate hydroxyl-group content, is rich in G-type units, and has good thermal stability. These properties make it more suitable for direct use in phenol formaldehyde resins, and it is therefore a good raw material for this purpose. The alkaline soda-rice straw lignin (LIG-2 with a high hydroxyl-group content and excellent thermal stability is most suited to preparing lignin-based epoxy resins.

  12. Micro-structural evolution of phenol-formaldehyde resin modified by boron carbide at elevated temperatures

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    The phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin was modified by boron carbide (B4C). In order to investigate the modification effect of B4C, the residue values of pure PF resin and B4C modified PF resin were measured using thermal gravity. It was shown that the residue values of B4C modified PF resin are 71.9% and 68.4% after being pyrolyzed at 700 and 1000 deg. C, respectively, which are obviously higher than those of the pure PF resin (62.9% and 60.5% at 700 and 1000 deg. C, respectively). The microstructure evolution of the modified resin at high temperatures was also investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis of X-rays. By means of the microstructure characterization, the modification reactions between the B4C additives and the oxygen-containing volatiles, such as CO and H2O, are demonstrated. The carbon and oxygen elements remained in the resin matrix in the forms of amorphous carbon and B2O3, respectively, resulting in the improvement of residue values and stability of the PF resin at high temperatures. The distribution of modification particles became well-proportioned gradually at the elevated temperatures, and the shape of ceramic additives changed into white spherules due to the surface tension.

  13. Effect of modification with phenol formaldehyde resin on the mechanical properties of wood from Chinese fir

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    Yanhui Huang

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Samples of Chinese fir were treated with either low-molecular-weight or commercial phenol-formaldehyde (PF resins. The macro- and micromechanical properties of the treated and untreated samples were determined. The average longitudinal tensile modulus of elasticity (MOE was 30.88% larger for the samples treated with the low-molecular-weight PF resin than it was for the untreated samples. The average MOE of the samples treated with the commercial PF resin was 29.84% less than that of the untreated samples. The micromechanical properties of the samples were investigated through nanoindentation studies. For the samples modified with low-molecular-weight PF resin, the values of average MOE and hardness were 32.94 and 32.93%, respectively, greater than those of the untreated samples. In contrast, the average MOE and hardness values were 11.99 and 18.14%, respectively, greater for the samples modified with commercial PF resin compared to the untreated samples. It could be inferred that the low-molecular-weight PF resin was able to diffuse into the nanopores in the S2 layer of the tracheid cell wall of the Chinese fir, thereby improving its macromechanical properties. Modification with low-molecular-weight PF resin was an effective way to enhance the longitudinal macromechanical properties of wood from the Chinese fir.

  14. A Microfluidic Chip Using Phenol Formaldehyde Resin for Uniform-Sized Polycaprolactone and Chitosan Microparticle Generation

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    Wan-Chen Hsieh

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study develops a new solvent-compatible microfluidic chip based on phenol formaldehyde resin (PFR. In addition to its solvent-resistant characteristics, this microfluidic platform also features easy fabrication, organization, decomposition for cleaning, and reusability compared with conventional chips. Both solvent-dependent (e.g., polycaprolactone and nonsolvent-dependent (e.g., chitosan microparticles were successfully prepared. The size of emulsion droplets could be easily adjusted by tuning the flow rates of the dispersed/continuous phases. After evaporation, polycaprolactone microparticles ranging from 29.3 to 62.7 ?m and chitosan microparticles ranging from 215.5 to 566.3 ?m were obtained with a 10% relative standard deviation in size. The proposed PFR microfluidic platform has the advantages of active control of the particle size with a narrow size distribution as well as a simple and low cost process with a high throughput.

  15. Effect of nano BaCO3 on pyrolytic reaction of phenol-formaldehyde resin

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    Zhang, Xu; Ma, Qing-zhi; Zhang, Zhong-feng; Peng, Wan-xi; Zhang, Ming-long

    2009-07-01

    Phenol-formaldehyde resin is used as the most adhesive to produce waterproof plant-based composite. However, this product contains phenol and formaldehyde which can be easily released to pollute air and water. Based on the single-factor method, the effect of nano BaCO3 on situabtion of pyrolytic reaction of PF resin was studied by Py-GC/MS. There were components including carbon dioxide, D,.alpha.-tocopherol, 1,3-bis(trimethylsilyl) benzene, phenol from PF resin in 590(see manuscript) He gas. However, the 17 compounds including phenol, 2-methyl-, phenol, carbon dioxide, p-xylene, toluene, phenol, 2-ethyl-, phenol, 2,3-dimethyl-, benzene, 1,2,3-trimethyl-, etc were identified by Py-GC/MS after PF/BaCO3 composite was pyrolyzed in 590(see manuscript) He gas, and phenol and phenol derivants were found in the compounds. The result showed that nano BaCO3 could effectively delay the pyrolysis of PF resin.

  16. Study on preparation and properties of phenol-formaldehyde-chinese fir liquefaction copolymer resin

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    Ruihang, Lin; Jin, Sun; Chao, Yue; Xiaobo, Wang; Dengyu, Tu; Zhenzhong, Gao.

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available A new zero-waste and zero-pollution composite adhesive labeled Chinese fir-based adhesive for exterior plywood was synthesized by blending alkaline Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) liquid with a small amount of phenol-formaldehyde (PF). The free phenol and free formaldehyde content of the Chine [...] se fir-based adhesive were sharply decreased compared to normal PF resin by more than 50%. The synthetic adhesive show with excellent water resistance and environmental friendliness, which had a 28h boil-dry-boil wet bonding strength of 1,73MPa according to standard JIS K6806-2003 and a formaldehyde emission of 0,045mg/L according to standard JIS A1460-2003. The structural properties and their thermal properties of cured adhesives were evaluated using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The FT-IR analysis confirmed the expected chemical structure as the Chinese fir liquid reacted with formaldehyde and phenol which occurred at the wavenumbers of 1733, 1698, 1652cm-1 and 1077, 1048 cm-1. Although the DSC results indicated that the Chinese fir-based adhesive's curing need higher temperature than the control PF resin, the higher curing temperature hardly cripple the availability of Chinese fir-based resin in the plywood production.

  17. PEMBUATAN AYAKAN MOLEKULER BERBASIS KARBON UNTUK PEMISAHAN N2/O2 DARI PIROLISIS RESIN PHENOL FORMALDEHYDE

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    Imam Prasetyo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Proses pemisahan campuran gas dengan menggunakan carbon molecular sieve (CMS atau ayakan molekuler berbasis karbon merupakan teknologi proses pemisahan yang mulai banyak diterapkan di dalam industri kimia. Dalam penelitian ini, CMS untuk pemisahan N2 dari udara dibuat dari pirolisis bahan polimer sintetis yaitu resin phenol formaldehyde (PF. Prekursor yang berupa resin tersebut dipanaskan dalam retort pada suhu 400-950oC selama 0,5-3 jam yang disertai dengan pengaliran gas N2 ke dalam retort dengan laju 100 mL/jam. Dengan proses pirolisis, atom-atom non-karbon penyusun bahan polimer akan terurai dan menguap sehingga hanya menyisakan arang karbon dengan struktur kerangka atom karbon yang sesuai dengan struktur kerangka dasar rantai polimer. Kemudian karbon hasil prolisis tersebut dipanaskan lebih lanjut pada suhu 750-950oC sambil dialiri gas CO2 selama 1 jam. Pada kondisi ini karbon akan mengalami proses gasifikasi parsial sehingga terbentuk karbon dengan porositas tinggi. Melalui rekayasa proses polimerisasi dan karbonisasi dihasilkan material karbon berpori yang mayoritas porinya adalah mikropori dengan ukuran pori efektif < 2 nm yang dapat dikategorikan sebagai CMS yang dapat dipergunakan untuk memisahkan campuran gas N2-O2.  Pada penelitian ini dihasilkan CMS dengan selektifitas kinetis DN2/DO2 sekitar 3.

  18. USE OF LIGNIN SEPARATED FROM BIO-OIL IN ORIENTED STRAND BOARD BINDER PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE RESINS

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    Badamkhand Sukhbaatar

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Bio-oil produced from fast pyrolysis of biomass has been investigated as a renewable fuel and as a source of industrial chemicals. The lignin fraction of bio-oil produced from wood in our fast pyrolysis reactor was separated by using only water and methanol with a 25% yield based on bio-oil weight. This separation procedure appears to be of lower cost than the reported extraction procedure using ethyl acetate as solvent. The isolated pyrolytic lignin was smoothly incorporated into phenol-formaldehyde resins at 30%, 40%, and 50% phenol replacement levels, and the resultant resins were evaluated as oriented strand board core-layer binders. The evaluation results indicated that the pyrolytic lignin is effective for up to about 40% replacement of phenol in synthesizing wood adhesive type PF resins.

  19. One-pot synthesis of biocompatible Te-phenol formaldehyde resin core-shell nanowires with uniform size and unique fluorescent properties by a synergized soft-hard template process

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    One-pot hydrothermal process has been developed to synthesize uniform Te-phenol formaldehyde resin core-shell nanowires with unique fluorescent properties. A synergistic soft-hard template mechanism has been proposed to explain the formation of the core-shell nanowires. The Te-phenol formaldehyde resin core-shell nanowires display unique fluorescent properties, which give strong luminescent emission in the blue-violet and green regions with excitation wavelengths of 270 nm and 402 nm, respectively.

  20. Adhesion properties of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR/Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR L-based adhesives in the presence of phenol formaldehyde resin

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The adhesion properties, i. e. viscosity, tack and peel strength of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR/Standard Malaysian Rubber (SMR L-based pressure-sensitive adhesive was studied using phenol formaldehyde resin as the tackifying resin. Toluene was used as the solvent throughout the experiment. SBR composition in SBR/SMR L blend used was 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100%. Three different resin loadings, i. e. 40, 80 and 120 parts per hundred parts of rubber (phr were used in the adhesive formulation. The viscosity of adhesive was determined by a HAAKE Rotary Viscometer whereas loop tack and peel strength of paper/polyethylene terephthalate (PET film were measured using a Lloyd Adhesion Tester operating at 30 cm/min. Results indicate that the viscosity of adhesive decreases with increasing % SBR whereas loop tack passes through a maximum value at 20% SBR for all resin loadings. Except for the control sample (without resin, the peel strength shows a maximum value at 60% SBR for the three modes of peel tests. For a fixed % SBR, adhesive sample containing 40 phr phenol formaldehyde resin always exhibits the highest loop tack and peel strength, an observation which is associated to the optimum wettability of adhesive on the substrate.

  1. Influence of Nanoclay/Phenol Formaldehyde Resin on Wood Polymer Nanocomposites

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    Md. Saiful Islam; Sinin Hamdan,; Md.Rezaur Rahman; Abu Saleh Ahmed

    2012-01-01

    Selected tropical wood specie was low dense soft wood and it is abundantly available in Borneo Island. This specie is not suitable for construction materials due to their law physical and mechanical properties. In order to overcome this problem the wood species were impregnate by Nanoclay/PF resin system. Raw wood specimens were then placed into an impregnation chamber, in which there was no contact between samples and they were covered completely by nanoclay/PF mixtures. The system was evacu...

  2. Influence of Nanoclay/Phenol Formaldehyde Resin on Wood Polymer Nanocomposites

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    Md. Saiful Islam

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Selected tropical wood specie was low dense soft wood and it is abundantly available in Borneo Island. This specie is not suitable for construction materials due to their law physical and mechanical properties. In order to overcome this problem the wood species were impregnate by Nanoclay/PF resin system. Raw wood specimens were then placed into an impregnation chamber, in which there was no contact between samples and they were covered completely by nanoclay/PF mixtures. The system was evacuated to 60 mmHg for 30 min. After that, compressed air was applied to the system and maintained at a pressure of 0.52 MPa for 30 min then released. The excess chemicals wiped off the samples. FT-IR spectra indicate the decrease wave number of the peak, ascribed to C-O stretch of C-O-H in starch at 1317 cm-1 and 1222 cm-1 and C-O stretch of C-O-C in starch at 1027 cm-1 confirmed the impregnation of nanoclay/PF wood sample due to the fact that plasticizer could form intense H-bonding interaction with the hydroxyl groups. The MOE and MOR of WPNC were significantly increased compared with raw wood. The Young’s modulus of Eugenia sp. was significantly different between raw wood and WPNC. The XRD patterns of WPNC indicate that the crystallinity increases at the amorphous region due the monomer loading. The SEM micrograph of WPNC clearly shows the void space was filled by the monomer and removes the waxy substance.

  3. Separation and characterization of alkyl phenol formaldehyde resins demulsifier by adsorption chromatography, gel permeation chromatography, infrared spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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    This paper deals with the separation and characterization of alkyl phenol formaldehyde resins demulsifier by infrared spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy after separation of the different surfactants and low molecular additives by adsorption chromatography. Firstly, the types of surfactants are identified by methylene blue chloride-chloroform test method and the elemental analysis such as Ca, K, Mg, Na, P, S and N. Then, the different surfactants and low molecular components are separated by adsorption chromatography after parts of low molecular components are dried in an oven, and the molecular weight distribution is measured by gel permeation chromatography also. Finally, the separated surfactants are determined by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The distortionless enhancement by polarization transfer (DEPT), H, C correlated spectroscopy (H, C-COSY), H, H correlated spectroscopy (H, H-COSY) and heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation (HMBC) spectroscopy are applied to determine the molecular structures

  4. Separation and characterization of alkyl phenol formaldehyde resins demulsifier by adsorption chromatography, gel permeation chromatography, infrared spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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    Li Jinxin [China University of Petroleum-Beijing, 18 Fuxue Road, Changping, Beijing 102249 (China)]. E-mail: lijinxin88@hotmail.com; Zhang Jinjun [China University of Petroleum-Beijing, 18 Fuxue Road, Changping, Beijing 102249 (China); Yang Haijun [Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Ning Yongcheng [Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2006-05-04

    This paper deals with the separation and characterization of alkyl phenol formaldehyde resins demulsifier by infrared spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy after separation of the different surfactants and low molecular additives by adsorption chromatography. Firstly, the types of surfactants are identified by methylene blue chloride-chloroform test method and the elemental analysis such as Ca, K, Mg, Na, P, S and N. Then, the different surfactants and low molecular components are separated by adsorption chromatography after parts of low molecular components are dried in an oven, and the molecular weight distribution is measured by gel permeation chromatography also. Finally, the separated surfactants are determined by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The distortionless enhancement by polarization transfer (DEPT), H, C correlated spectroscopy (H, C-COSY), H, H correlated spectroscopy (H, H-COSY) and heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation (HMBC) spectroscopy are applied to determine the molecular structures.

  5. Photonic patterns printed in chiral nematic mesoporous resins.

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    Khan, Mostofa K; Bsoul, Anas; Walus, Konrad; Hamad, Wadood Y; MacLachlan, Mark J

    2015-03-27

    Chiral nematic mesoporous phenol-formaldehyde resins, which were prepared using cellulose nanocrystals as a template, can be used as a substrate to produce latent photonic images. These resins undergo swelling, which changes their reflected color. By writing on the films with chemical inks, the density of methylol groups in the resin changes, subsequently affecting their degree of swelling and, consequently, their color. Writing on the films gives latent images that are revealed only upon swelling of the films. Using inkjet printing, it is possible to make higher resolution photonic patterns both as text and images that can be visualized by swelling and erased by drying. This novel approach to printing photonic patterns in resin films may be applied to anti-counterfeit tags, signage, and decorative applications. PMID:25682748

  6. Novel halogen-free flame retardant thermoset from a hybrid hexakis (methoxymethyl melamine/phosphorus-containing epoxy resin cured with phenol formaldehyde novolac

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the curing behaviours, thermal properties and flame-resistance of a novel halogen-free epoxy hybrid thermoset, prepared by the curing reaction of hexakis (methoxymethyl melamine (HMMM, a phosphorouscontaining epoxy resin (EPN-D with 9, 10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene 10-oxide (DOPO group and phenol formaldehyde novolac (n-PF. The resultant thermosets showed high glass-transition temperatures (Tg, 123–147°C as determined by thermal mechanical analysis (TMA, excellent thermal stability with high 5 wt% decomposition temperatures (Td,5% ??308°C and high char yields (Yc ??39.4 wt% from the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA. All the cured EPND/ HMMM/n-PF hybrid resins achieved the UL 94 V-0 grade with high limited oxygen indices (LOI > 45.7. It is found that phosphorous and nitrogen elements in the cured EPN-D/HMMM/n-PF hybrid resins had a positive synergistic effect on the improvement of the flame retardancy.

  7. Phenol formaldehyde resin nanoparticles loaded with CdTe quantum dots: a fluorescence resonance energy transfer probe for optical visual detection of copper(II) ions.

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    Yang, Ping; Zhao, Yang; Lu, Yang; Xu, Qi-Zhi; Xu, Xue-Wei; Dong, Liang; Yu, Shu-Hong

    2011-03-22

    A novel fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) system has been designed for the Cu2+ ions detection with optical visual assays. In this FRET reaction, the biocompatible, green luminescent monodisperse phenol formaldehyde resin nanoparticles (PFR NPs) synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method were used as the acceptor and the luminescent CdTe quantum dots (QDs) were selected as the donor. By the layer-by-layer method, the polyelectrolyte (PEI/PSS/PEI) were absorbed alternately on the surface of the PFR NPs. As a result, the amino groups were stably modified onto the surface of the PFR NPs. In the presence of 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethly aminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDAC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS), the carboxyl groups coated CdTe QDs prepared by using mereaptoactetic acid (MA) as the stabilizer in water solution were coupled to the surface of amino group functionalized PFR NPs to obtain novel FRET nanocomposites. Owing to the sensitive quenching effect of Cu2+ ions on CdTe QDs and effective energy transfer from CdTe QDs to PFR NPs, the as-prepared FRET nanocomposites were utilized to monitor Cu2+ ion with optical visual detection at room temperature within 1 min. This nanoparticle-based FRET probe should promote further development of other nanocomposites for Cu2+ ion detection in the environmental field. PMID:21344860

  8. Evidencia de la biodegradación de resinas fenólicas con hongos ligninolíticos por microscopía electrónica de barrido / Scanning electronic microscopy evidence of phenol-formaldehyde resins biodegradation with ligninolitic fungi

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    Graciela Ibeth, PONCE ANDRADE; Rafael, VÁZQUEZ DUHALT; Refugio, RODRÍGUEZ VÁZQUEZ; Iliana Ernestina, MEDINA RAMÍREZ; Juan Antonio, LOZANO ÁLVAREZ; Juan, JÁUREGUI RINCÓN.

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Los polímeros sintéticos están generando problemas ambientales debido a que generalmente son resistentes a la degradación, sin embargo, investigaciones recientes se han enfocado en métodos biológicos para tratar estos residuos y el desarrollo de plásticos degradables. Los plásticos están clasificado [...] s en dos grandes tipos: termoplásticos y termoestables. Las resinas fenólicas están incluidas dentro de los termoestables, las cuales no pueden ser fundidas por lo tanto no son susceptibles al reciclado y causan un problema ambiental. A través de los estudios acerca de los hongos ligninolíticos se ha determinado que estos organismos producen enzimas extracelulares con alta inespecificidad química e intensa actividad oxidante, lo que les otorga una considerable capacidad para degradar diferentes compuestos orgánicos con estructura similar a la lignina. El objetivo de este trabajo fue demostrar, utilizando microscopía electrónica de barrido que los hongos ligninolíticos tienen la capacidad de degradar las resinas fenólicas. Los resultados demostraron que los hongos Bjerkandera adusta, Pleurotus ostreatus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium y Sporotrichum pulverulentum pueden degradar las resinas fenólicas. Abstract in english Synthetic polymers are growing environmental concern because they are generally nondegradable and recent research has been focused on the biological treatment of plastic wastes and the development of biodegradable plastics. Plastics are classified into two broad types: thermoplastics and thermosetti [...] ng plastics. Phenol-formaldehyde resins (PF resins) are included in the thermosetting plastic category. They are products that once formed cannot be soften, therefore the process for recycling cannot be applied and they cause an environmental problem. Through intensive study of white-rot fungi it has been determined that these organisms produce extracellular enzymes with very low substrate specificity and intense oxidative activity. This makes them suitable for degradation of many different compounds notably organopollutants with structural similarities to lignin. The object of this work was to demonstrate, using scanning electron microscopy, that ligninolitic fungi have the capacity to degrade PF resins. The results showed that the fungi Bjerkandera adusta, Pleurotus ostreatus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium and Sporotrichum pulverulentum can degrade the PF resins.

  9. Structure-function investigations of modified phenol-formaldehyde and resorcinol-formaldehyde ion-exchange resins that are selective for cesium

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    Resorcinol-Formaldehyde (R-F) resin is a candidate regenerable ion-exchange material for removal of radioactive cesium from alkaline waste tank supernates at both the Hanford and Savannah River sites. The chemical stability of the R-F resin is a primary issue under the typical process conditions encountered for cesium removal, especially during the acid elution step. Part of our examination into this issue has been directed toward preparation of resins that contain fluorine to examine the effect on chemical stability of resorcinol and phenol based resins and to explore the effect of structural modification of the polymer on its cesium selectivity. Polymer modifiers included 2-, 3-, and 4-fluorophenol as well as 2,5-, 3,4-, and 3,5-difluorophenol. The resins were characterized using spectroscopic techniques (IR, 13C CP-MAS NMR) and by determination of cesium-specific distribution coefficients (Kd's)

  10. 40 CFR 721.7220 - Polymer of substituted phenol, formaldehyde, epichlorohydrin, and disubstituted benzene.

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    ...2010-07-01 false Polymer of substituted phenol, formaldehyde, epichlorohydrin, and... § 721.7220 Polymer of substituted phenol, formaldehyde, epichlorohydrin, and...identified generically as polymer of substituted phenol, formaldehyde,...

  11. Development and Characterization of Phenol - Formaldehyde Molding Powder

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    M .O. Edoga

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The synthesis of phenol-formaldehyde resin was carried out at pH 4.0-4.3, formaldehyde to phenol (F/P of 0.881 in the presence of acid catalyst (hydrochloric acid and oxalic acid, at operating temperature and pressure of 115°C and 1 atmospheric pressure respectively. Forty-six grams of the resin produced was formulated into molding powder by incorporating the following: 44.6 grams of water-free- wood-floor, 6.7 g of hexamethylene-tetramine, 2.0 g of magnesium oxide and 1.0 g of magnesium stearate. The determination of pH, viscosity, specific gravity, refractive index, molecular weight and total solid content were carried out at 25°C for both the neat/ conventional P-F resin and the molding powder, while infrared spectrum was performed only on the neat P-F resin. The result obtained showed the sample with water-free-floor (sample y has better mechanochemical properties than the neat sample (simple x. The results for both sample X and Y are: pH valve of 4.11 and 4.5, viscosity of 173.72 and 243.12 poise, refractive index for sample X was 1.67, molecular weight 16967.63 and 25234.54 respectively. The analysis of infrared spectroscopy of sample X showed that at region 3650-3590 cm-1, ­­­there was an absorption whose peak was between sharp and weak and is also O-H stretch-free indicating presence of phenol. The intensity of absorption at region 2800-2700cm-1 is medium indicating C-H stretching vibration of -CHO presence confirming aldelydes. Hence the physiochemical properties and the intra-red spectrum compared well with literature values.

  12. Phenol-formaldehyde oligomers application for coatings production ?????????? ????????????????????? ?????????? ??? ???????????? ????????? ??????????

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    Orlova Anzhela Manvelovna

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The description developed by the authors of structures and technologies production safety coatings based on glass fiber and paper, modified phenol-formaldehyde oligomers, which are possessed high physicochemical properties, durability and chemical durability, is presented.????????? ???????? ????????????? ???????? ???????? ? ?????????? ????????? ???????-????????? ?????????? ?? ?????? ???????????????? ????????????????????? ??????????? ???????????? ? ??????, ?????????? ???????? ??????-??????????? ??????????, ?????????????? ? ?????????? ??????????.

  13. Production of plywood panels from Pinus taeda using veneers of differing densities and phenol-formaldehyde resin with high and low molecular weights / Produção de painéis compensados de Pinus taeda com lâminas de diferentes densidades e resina fenol-formaldeído com alto e baixo peso molecular

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    Graciela Ines Bolzon de, Muniz; Setsuo, Iwakiri; Lívia Cássia, Viana; Mário, Andrade; Cristiane, Weber; Vanessa Coelho, Almeida.

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, objetivou-se avaliar a qualidade da colagem de painéis compensados de Pinus taeda, produzidos com resina fenol-formaldeido de alto e baixo peso molecular, e lâminas de três diferentes classes de densidades. O experimento foi organizado em seis tratamentos, e para cada tratamento fora [...] m produzidos três painéis (repetições). Os ensaios de resistência da linha de cola aos esforços de cisalhamento foram realizados após dois ciclos de fervura e após 24 horas de imersão em água fria. Determinou-se, também, a porcentagem de falhas na madeira. Os resultados indicaram que as classes de densidade são estatisticamente diferentes entre si. Entretanto, não houve diferença significativa entre os valores médios de resistência da linha de cola dos painéis produzidos com resina de alto e baixo peso molecular, tanto para os painéis submetidos aos dois ciclos de fervura, quanto para os submetidos ao ensaio após 24 horas em água fria. A interação entre as classes de densidade das lâminas e as formulações do adesivo, igualmente, não foi significativa. A resina de baixo peso molecular (BPM) e os compensados produzidos com as lâminas de maior densidade apresentou melhor comportamento, tanto para resistência quanto para a porcentagem de falha na madeira. Conclui-se que a qualidade de colagem dos painéis compensados de Pinus taeda produzidos com lâminas de densidades diferentes e com resinas fenólicas de alto e baixo peso molecular foi satisfatória. Todos os tratamentos atendem às exigências mínimas da norma européia EN 314-1/1993, que trata da qualidade da colagem de painéis compensados. Abstract in english This study aimed to evaluate the bonding quality of plywood panels from Pinus taeda using low and high molecular weight phenol-formaldehyde resin and veneers from three different density classes. The experiment consisted of six treatments, each of which produced three panels (replicates). Tests were [...] conducted to evaluate glue line strength to shear stress after two boiling cycles and after 24 hours of cold water immersion. Also determined was the percentage of defects in wood samples. Results indicated that the density classes being assessed differed statistically. However, no significant difference was found between panels produced with high and panels produced with low molecular weight resin as to the mean values of glue line strength, whether subjecting them to two boiling cycles or after 24 hours of cold water immersion. Interactions between different density classes and adhesive formulations were found not significant either. Low molecular weight resin (BPM) and panels produced with higher density veneers were found to have better behavior, regarding both bonding strength and percentage of defects. It was concluded that the bonding quality of plywood panels from Pinus taeda was satisfactory after using different densities of veneer and also high and low molecular weight phenolic resins. All treatments were found to comply with minimum requirements established in European standard EN 314-1/1993, which addresses bonding quality of plywood panels.

  14. Thermal Properties of Capparis Decidua (ker) Fiber Reinforced Phenol Formaldehyde Composites

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    Simultaneous measurement of effective thermal conductivity (?), effective thermal diffusivity (?) and specific heat of Ker fiber reinforced phenol formaldehyde composites have been studied by transient plane source (TPS) technique. The samples of different weight percentage typically (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25%) have been taken. It is found that values of effective thermal conductivity and effective thermal diffusivity of the composites decrease, as compared to pure phenol formaldehyde, as the fraction of fiber loading increases. Experimental data is fitted on Y. Agari model. Values of thermal conductivity of composites are calculated with two models (Rayleigh, Maxwell and Meredith-Tobias model). Good agreement between theoretical and experimental result has been found.

  15. Phenol-formaldehyde intumescent coating composition and coating prepared therefrom

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    Salyer, Ival O. (Inventor); Fox, Bernard L. (Inventor)

    1986-01-01

    Intumescent coatings which form a thick, uniform, fine celled, low density foam upon exposure to a high intensity heat flux or flame are disclosed, the invention coatings comprise phenolic resin prepolymer containing a blowing agent and a nucleating agent; in the preferred embodiments the coatings also contains a silicone surfactant, the coatings are useful in thermal and fire protection systems.

  16. Effects of copper nitrate addition on the pore property and lithium storage performance of hierarchical porous carbon nanosheets from phenolic resin

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    Graphical abstract: - Abstract: Hierarchical porous carbon nanosheets (HPCS) were prepared by using thermoplastic phenolic formaldehyde resin as the carbon source and copper nitrate as the template precursor. The effects of Cu(NO3)2 loading content on the pore property and electrochemical performance of HPCS as anode material for lithium ion batteries were investigated. It was found that, with the addition of Cu(NO3)2, both the specific surface area and mesopore percentage increase. Correspondingly, the electrochemical performances of HPCS electrodes in terms of the specific capacity and rate performance improve for lithium ion batteries. The reasons were deduced and discussed from the view point of different pore size, especially the function of mesopores

  17. Hydrothermal degradation of lignin: products analysis for phenol formaldehyde adhesive synthesis.

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    Yang, Sheng; Yuan, Tong-Qi; Li, Ming-Fei; Sun, Run-Cang

    2015-01-01

    Corncob lignin was treated with pressurized hot water in a cylindrical autoclave in current investigation. With the aim of investigating the effect of reaction temperature and retention time on the distribution of degradation products, the products were divided into five fractions including gas, volatile organic compounds, water-soluble oil, heavy oil, and solid residue. It was found that hydrothermal degradation of corncob lignin in pressurized hot water produced a large amount of phenolic compounds with lower molecular weight than the raw lignin. Some phenolic and benzene derivatives monomers such as vanillin, 2-methoxy-phenol, 2-ethyl-phenol, p-xylene, and 1, 3-dimethyl-benzene were also identified in the degradation products. The products were further analyzed by GC-MS, GPC, 2D-HSQC, and (31)P-NMR to investigate their suitability for partial incorporation into phenol formaldehyde adhesive as a substitution of phenol. The results indicated that the reaction temperature had more effect on the products distribution than the retention time. The optimal condition for heavy oil production appeared at 290 °C with retention time 0 min. The compounds of heavy oil had more active sites than the raw lignin, suggesting that the heavy oil obtained from hydrothermal degradation of lignin is a promising material for phenol formaldehyde adhesive synthesis. PMID:25109457

  18. Synthesis of sulphonated mesoporous phenolic resins and their application in esterification and asymmetric aldol reactions

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    Muylaert, Ilke [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis (COMOC), Krijgslaan 281-S3, 9000 Ghent (Belgium); Verberckmoes, An, E-mail: an.verberckmoes@hogent.be [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis (COMOC), Krijgslaan 281-S3, 9000 Ghent (Belgium); Associated Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences, University College Ghent, Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1, 9000 Ghent (Belgium); Spileers, Jeremy [Associated Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences, University College Ghent, Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1, 9000 Ghent (Belgium); Demuynck, Anneleen; Peng, Li; De Clippel, Filip; Sels, Bert [Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis (COK), Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, 3001 Heverlee (Belgium); Van Der Voort, Pascal, E-mail: pascal.vandervoort@ugent.be [Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis (COMOC), Krijgslaan 281-S3, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)

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    Mesoporous phenolic resins were functionalized with sulphonic acid groups by four different types of sulphonation procedures: (i) direct sulphonation on the aromatic ring, (ii) alkyl sulphonation of the aromatic ring, and functionalizations of the phenolic hydroxyl surface by using an aryl silane, 2-(4-chlorosulphonylphenyl)ethyl trichlorosilane (iii) or a propyl silane, 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (iv). The highest acidity loadings were obtained through direct sulphonation with fuming sulphuric acid (1.90 mmol H{sup +} g{sup ?1}) or chlorosulphonic acid (1.31 mmol H{sup +} g{sup ?1}) and these materials showed the highest conversion (97+ %) in Fischer esterification of acetic acid with propanol. However, the alkyl sulphonic groups, obtained through sulphonation procedure (ii) showed the highest stability in terms of maintenance of their acidity after use in consecutive catalytic runs or leaching treatments. This was demonstrated both through evaluation of the regenerated catalysts in a consecutive esterification run and during a leaching resistance test in aqueous medium. Moreover, the developed sulphonated mesoporous phenolic resins are presented as novel support for the non-covalent immobilization of an L-phenylalanine derived chiral diamine organocatalyst for asymmetric aldol reactions. The immobilization is established by an acid–base interaction between the sulphonic acid group and the amine function. The acidity and in particular the electronic withdrawing environment of the sulphonic acid groups influence enormously the catalytic performance of the non-covalent immobilized chiral diamine catalyst (aromatic > aliphatic). - Highlights: ? Different types of sulphonation procedures for mesoporous phenolic resins. ? Influence of acidity and electronic withdrawing environment. ? Novel support for non-covalent immobilization of chiral diamine catalyst. ? Catalytic performance in esterification and asymmetric aldol condensation. ? Demonstration of leaching resistance in aqueous medium.

  19. Synthesis of sulphonated mesoporous phenolic resins and their application in esterification and asymmetric aldol reactions

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    Mesoporous phenolic resins were functionalized with sulphonic acid groups by four different types of sulphonation procedures: (i) direct sulphonation on the aromatic ring, (ii) alkyl sulphonation of the aromatic ring, and functionalizations of the phenolic hydroxyl surface by using an aryl silane, 2-(4-chlorosulphonylphenyl)ethyl trichlorosilane (iii) or a propyl silane, 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (iv). The highest acidity loadings were obtained through direct sulphonation with fuming sulphuric acid (1.90 mmol H+ g?1) or chlorosulphonic acid (1.31 mmol H+ g?1) and these materials showed the highest conversion (97+ %) in Fischer esterification of acetic acid with propanol. However, the alkyl sulphonic groups, obtained through sulphonation procedure (ii) showed the highest stability in terms of maintenance of their acidity after use in consecutive catalytic runs or leaching treatments. This was demonstrated both through evaluation of the regenerated catalysts in a consecutive esterification run and during a leaching resistance test in aqueous medium. Moreover, the developed sulphonated mesoporous phenolic resins are presented as novel support for the non-covalent immobilization of an L-phenylalanine derived chiral diamine organocatalyst for asymmetric aldol reactions. The immobilization is established by an acid–base interaction between the sulphonic acid group and the amine function. The acidity and in particular the electronic withdrawing environment of the sulphonic acid groups influence enormously the catalytic performance of the non-covalent immobilized chiral diamine catalyst (aromatic > aliphatic). - Highlights: ? Different types of sulphonation procedures for mesoporous phenolic resins. ? Influence of acidity and electronic withdrawing environment. ? Novel support for non-covalent immobilization of chiral diamine catalyst. ? Catalytic performance in esterification and asymmetric aldol condensation. ? Demonstration of leaching resistance in aqueous medium

  20. Relation between Mechanical Properties and Pyrolysis Temperature of Phenol Formaldehyde Resin for Gas Separation Membranes.

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    Šupová, Monika; Svítilová, Jaroslava; Chlup, Zden?k; ?erný, Martin; Weishauptová, Zuzana; Suchý, Tomáš; Machovi?, Vladimír; Sucharda, Zbyn?k; Žaloudková, Margit

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    Ro?. 56, ?. 1 (2012), s. 40-49. ISSN 0862-5468 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/09/1327 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30460519; CEZ:AV0Z20410507 Keywords : glassy carbon * membranes * mechanical properties Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 0.418, year: 2012 http://www.ceramics-silikaty.cz/2012/pdf/2012_01_40.pdf

  1. Stabilizing diamond surface conductivity by phenol-formaldehyde and acrylate resins.

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    Rezek, Bohuslav; Kozak, Halyna; Kromka, Alexander

    2009-01-01

    Ro?. 517, ?. 13 (2009), s. 3738-3741. ISSN 0040-6090 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KAN400100701; GA MŠk LC510 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100521 Keywords : diamond * surface conductivity * polymer * passivation Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism Impact factor: 1.727, year: 2009

  2. Resole resin products derived from fractionated organic and aqueous condensates made by fast-pyrolysis of biomass materials

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    Chum, H.L.; Black, S.K.; Diebold, J.P.; Kreibich, R.E.

    1993-08-10

    A process for preparing phenol-formaldehyde resole resins by fractionating organic and aqueous condensates made by fast-pyrolysis of biomass materials while using a carrier gas to move feed into a reactor to produce phenolic-containing/neutrals in which portions of the phenol normally contained in said resins are replaced by a phenolic/neutral fractions extract obtained by fractionation.

  3. Mesoporous carbon adsorbents from melamine-formaldehyde resin using nanocasting technique for CO2 adsorption.

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    Goel, Chitrakshi; Bhunia, Haripada; Bajpai, Pramod K

    2015-06-01

    Mesoporous carbon adsorbents, having high nitrogen content, were synthesized via nanocasting technique with melamine-formaldehyde resin as precursor and mesoporous silica as template. A series of adsorbents were prepared by varying the carbonization temperature from 400 to 700°C. Adsorbents were characterized thoroughly by nitrogen sorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), elemental (CHN) analysis, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Boehm titration. Carbonization temperature controlled the properties of the synthesized adsorbents ranging from surface area to their nitrogen content, which play major role in their application as adsorbents for CO2 capture. The nanostructure of these materials was confirmed by XRD and TEM. Their nitrogen content decreased with an increase in carbonization temperature while other properties like surface area, pore volume, thermal stability and surface basicity increased with the carbonization temperature. These materials were evaluated for CO2 adsorption by fixed-bed column adsorption experiments. Adsorbent synthesized at 700°C was found to have the highest surface area and surface basicity along with maximum CO2 adsorption capacity among the synthesized adsorbents. Breakthrough time and CO2 equilibrium adsorption capacity were investigated from the breakthrough curves and were found to decrease with increase in adsorption temperature. Adsorption process for carbon adsorbent-CO2 system was found to be reversible with stable adsorption capacity over four consecutive adsorption-desorption cycles. From three isotherm models used to analyze the equilibrium data, Temkin isotherm model presented a nearly perfect fit implying the heterogeneous adsorbent surface. PMID:26040750

  4. Proton conductivity of naphthalene sulfonate formaldehyde resin-doped mesoporous niobium and tantalum oxide composites.

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    Turley, Jonathan P; Romer, Frederik; Trudeau, Michel L; Dias, Marcos L; Smith, Mark E; Hanna, John V; Antonelli, David M

    2015-01-01

    Proton conductivity in a series of mesoporous niobium and tantalum metal oxide (mX2 O5 ) composites of naphthalene sulfonic acid formaldehyde resin (NSF) that are resistant to moisture loss at temperatures greater than 50?°C is reported. The investigation focuses on the effect to proton conductivity by changing pore size and metal in the mesostructure of the mX2 O5 system and thus, a series of mX2 O5 -NSF composites were synthesized with C6 , C12 , and C18 templates. These were characterized by XRD, thermogravimetric analysis, nitrogen adsorption, and scanning TEM and then studied using impedance spectroscopy to establish proton conductivity values at various temperatures ranging from 25 to 150?°C. The most promising sample displayed a conductivity of 21.96?mS?cm(-1) at 100?°C, surpassing the literature value for Nafion 117 (ca. 8?mS?cm(-1) ). (1) H and (13) C solid state NMR studies the mX2 O5 -NSF composites demonstrate that the oligomeric nature of the NSF is preserved while in contact with the mX2 O5 surface, thus facilitating conductivity. PMID:25209169

  5. Studies on Glass Reinforced Epoxy Resin Using Vulkadur- A as Crosslinking Agent both in Presence and Absence of Carbon Black and other Non black Fillers

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    1974-04-01

    Full Text Available Epoxy resin can be reinforced with glass (fabric form in presence of Vulkadur-A, a phenol formaldehyde resin containing a hardening agent. Overall enhancement in mechanical properties has been found stocks cured with Vulkadur-A containing 2.5 parts of carbon black as filler.

  6. Effects of press pressures on glue line thickness and properties of laminated veneer lumber glued with phenol formaldehyde adhesive

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    Ramazan Kurt

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The effects of press pressure on glue line thickness (GLT and properties of laminated veneer lumbers (LVLs manufactured from half-round sliced I-214 hybrid poplar clone veneers with phenol formaldehyde adhesives were determined. The results showed that press pressures significantly influenced GLT and properties of LVLs. Results of higher specific gravity, thickness swelling ratio, and mechanical properties, but lower GLT and water absorption ratio were attributed to higher press pressure uses. Optimum properties were obtained by using a press pressure of 10 kg cm-2 in relation to GLT and properties of LVLs. Significant relationships were found between GLT and mechanical properties. GLT may provide reliable information to determine wood bonding quality and may be used for non-destructive evaluation of mechanical properties of wood composites in the future.

  7. USE OF LIGNIN SEPARATED FROM BIO-OIL IN ORIENTED STRAND BOARD BINDER PHENOL-FORMALDEHYDE RESINS

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    Badamkhand Sukhbaatar; Philip H. Steele; Moon G. Kim

    2009-01-01

    Bio-oil produced from fast pyrolysis of biomass has been investigated as a renewable fuel and as a source of industrial chemicals. The lignin fraction of bio-oil produced from wood in our fast pyrolysis reactor was separated by using only water and methanol with a 25% yield based on bio-oil weight. This separation procedure appears to be of lower cost than the reported extraction procedure using ethyl acetate as solvent. The isolated pyrolytic lignin was smoothly incorporated into phenol-for...

  8. Characterization of alkaline lignins for use in penol-formaldehyde and epoxy resins

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    El Mansouri, Nour-Eddine; Yuan, Qiaolong; Huang, Farong

    2011-01-01

    Besides polyurethanes and polyesters, phenolic and epoxy resins are the most prominent applications for technical lignins in thermosetting materials. To evaluate the potential application of lignin raw materials in phenol formaldehyde and epoxy resins, three types of alkaline lignins were characterized in terms of their structures and thermal properties. The lignin samples analyzed were kraft lignin (LIG-1), soda–rice straw lignin (LIG-2), and soda-wheat straw lignin (LIG-3). FTIR and 1H-NM...

  9. Hydrogen Bonding-Mediated Microphase Separation during the Formation of Mesoporous Novolac-Type Phenolic Resin Templated by the Triblock Copolymer, PEO-b-PPO-b-PEO

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    Full Text Available After blending the triblock copolymer, poly(ethylene oxide-b-propylene oxide-b-ethylene oxide (PEO-b-PPO-b-PEO with novolac-type phenolic resin, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy revealed that the ether groups of the PEO block were stronger hydrogen bond acceptors for the OH groups of phenolic resin than were the ether groups of the PPO block. Thermal curing with hexamethylenetetramine as the curing agent resulted in the triblock copolymer being incorporated into the phenolic resin, forming a nanostructure through a mechanism involving reaction-induced microphase separation. Mild pyrolysis conditions led to the removal of the PEO-b-PPO-b-PEO triblock copolymer and formation of mesoporous phenolic resin. This approach provided a variety of composition-dependent nanostructures, including disordered wormlike, body-centered-cubic spherical and disorder micelles. The regular mesoporous novolac-type phenolic resin was formed only at a phenolic content of 40–60 wt %, the result of an intriguing balance of hydrogen bonding interactions among the phenolic resin and the PEO and PPO segments of the triblock copolymer.

  10. Lignocellulosic composites from brazilian giant bamboo (Guadua magna) Part 1: Properties of resin bonded particleboards

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    Arruda, Larissa M.; Del Menezzi, Cla?udio H. S.; Teixeira, Divino E.; Arau?jo, Priscila C.

    2011-01-01

    This experiment evaluated the utilization of the recently identified Brazilian giant bamboo, Guadua magna (Londoño & Filg.) to manufacture medium density particleboard. Four board types were tested: two of them exclusively with particles of bamboo and two in a mixture of bamboo with Pinus taeda wood particles. The target density of the panels was 0.65 g/cm³ for all treatments. The particleboards were bonded using 8% content of urea-formaldehyde (UF) and phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins, base...

  11. Chemical derivation to enhance the chemical/oxidative stability of resorcinol-formaldehyde (R-F) resin

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    Tank wastes at Hanford and SRS contain highly alkaline supernate solutions of conc. Na, K nitrates with large amounts of 137Cs. It is desirable to remove and concentrate the highly radioactive fraction for vitrification. One candidate ion exchange material for removing the radiocesium is R-F resin. This report summarizes studies into synthesis and characterization of 4-derivatized R-F resins prepared in pursuit of more chemically/oxidatively robust resin. 85% 4-fluororesorcinol/15% phenol formaldehyde resin appears to have good stability in alkaline solution, although there may be some nucleophilic displacement reaction during synthesis; further studies are needed

  12. Modeling the Effects of Velocity, Spin, Frictional Coefficient, and Impact Angle on Deflection Angle in Near-elastic Collisions of Phenolic Resin Spheres

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    Crown, S. C.

    2004-01-01

    A simple model is outlined to describe the collision of cast phenol-formaldehyde resin spheres such as the balls used in the parlor game of pocket billiards, based in part on the famous analysis of elastic collisions developed by Heinrich Hertz over 100 years ago. The analysis treats the normal and tangential components of the initial sphere's velocity independently as it collides with a stationary identical second sphere. The collective effects of these and other parameters...

  13. Mesoporous Carbon-based Materials for Alternative Energy Applications

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    Cross, Kimberly Michelle

    Increasing concerns for the escalating issues activated by the effect of carbon dioxide emissions on the global climate from extensive use of fossil fuels and the limited amount of fossil resources has led to an in-depth search for alternative energy systems, primarily based on nuclear or renewable energy sources. Recent innovations in the production of more efficient devices for energy harvesting, storage, and conversion are based on the incorporation of nanostructured materials into electrochemical systems. The aforementioned nano-electrochemical energy systems hold particular promise for alternative energy transportation related technologies including fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and electrochemical supercapacitors. In each of these devices, nanostructured materials can be used to increase the surface area where the critical chemical reactions occur within the same volume and mass, thereby increasing the energy density, power density, electrical efficiency, and physical robustness of the system. Durable corrosion resistant carbon support materials for fuel cells have been designed by adding conductive low cost carbon materials with chemically robust ceramic materials. Since a strict control of the pore size is mandatory to optimize properties for improved performance, chemical activation agents have been utilized as porogens to tune surface areas, pore size distributions, and composition of carbon-based mesoporous materials. Through the use of evaporative self-assembly methods, both randomly disordered and surfactant-templated, ordered carbon-silica nanocomposites have been synthesized with controlled surface area, pore volume, and pore size ranging from 50-800 m2/g, 0.025-0.75 cm3/g, and 2-10 nm, respectively. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) ranging from 0.05-1.0 wt. % were added to the aforementioned carbon-silica nanocomposites, which provided an additional increase in surface area and improved conductivity. Initially, a conductivity value of 0.0667 S/cm was measured for the composite without carbon nanotubes and the conductivity value improved by over an order of magnitude to 1 S/cm with the addition of 0.5 wt.% CNTs. Triggered by dispersion issues, the agglomeration of MWNTs during the drying process prevented each nanotube from being loaded over a maximum interfacial area. In order to improve the dispersion of carbon nanotubes within the carbon-silica network, electrospinning was explored as a method to improve the alignment of the carbon nanotubes. The electrospun fibers produced with the highest concentration of MWNTs at 1.0 wt.% produced the largest surface area and electrical conductivity values of 333.36 m2/g and 2.09 S/cm, respectively. Capacitance measurements were calculated to examine if improved conductivity results in higher capacitance values. The best capacitance performance was 148 F/g from a carbon-based mesoporous composite with 0.5 wt. % MWNTs in an aqueous electrolyte with a 2.0 mV/s scan rate. An 80% increase in capacitance occurs with the addition of 0.5 wt. % MWNTs. This is in the range of capacitance values produced by hierarchically ordered mesoporous-microporous carbons, reported at 180 F/g. Fibrous carbon tubes assembled from hydrofluoric acid etched perylenetetracarboxylic diimide bridged silsesquioxane (PDBS) were capable of hydrogen adsorption on the order of 1.3-2.5 wt. % at 77K. Lastly chemically activated phenol-formaldehyde resins produced microporous carbon with 1500 m3/g surface areas and pore sizes ranging from 0.3-0.5 nm, which has potential for asymmetric super-capacitor electrodes. Judicious control over the composition and pore structure of carbon-based nanocomposites can lead to improved performance of various alternative energy materials.

  14. Synthesis of mesoporous silica@Co-Al layered double hydroxide spheres: layer-by-layer method and their effects on the flame retardancy of epoxy resins.

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    Jiang, Shu-Dong; Bai, Zhi-Man; Tang, Gang; Song, Lei; Stec, Anna A; Hull, T Richard; Hu, Yuan; Hu, Wei-Zhao

    2014-08-27

    Hierarchical mesoporous silica@Co-Al layered double hydroxide (m-SiO2@Co-Al LDH) spheres were prepared through a layer-by-layer assembly process, in order to integrate their excellent physical and chemical functionalities. TEM results depicted that, due to the electrostatic potential difference between m-SiO2 and Co-Al LDH, the synthetic m-SiO2@Co-Al LDH hybrids exhibited that m-SiO2 spheres were packaged by the Co-Al LDH nanosheets. Subsequently, the m-SiO2@Co-Al LDH spheres were incorporated into epoxy resin (EP) to prepare specimens for investigation of their flame-retardant performance. Cone results indicated that m-SiO2@Co-Al LDH incorporated obviously improved fire retardant of EP. A plausible mechanism of fire retardant was hypothesized based on the analyses of thermal conductivity, char residues, and pyrolysis fragments. Labyrinth effect of m-SiO2 and formation of graphitized carbon char catalyzed by Co-Al LDH play pivotal roles in the flame retardance enhancement. PMID:25062606

  15. Weather ability studies of phenolic resin coated woods and glass fiber reinforced laminates

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    Phenolic resins have made a major breakthrough in the field of high technology in 80's. These are now active participants of high tech' areas ranging from electronics, computers, communication, outer space, aerospace, advanced materials, bio materials and technology. A phenol - formaldehyde (1:1.5) resin having resin content of 70% synthesized in the laboratory has been applied for wood coating and reinforcing glass fiber. The weatherability and solvent resistance of these items have been studied and results discussed keeping in view the envisaged application for structural materials and chemical equipment. The toxic materials released during contact with solvents for chemical applications and during degradation general have been monitored. The results are discussed with reference to environmental pollution due to these resins and their composites under different conditions. (authors)

  16. Influence of structure of a crosslinked epoxy resin on its properties studied by positron annihilation and other methods

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    Positron annihilation has been applied to study samples of two crosslinked epoxy resins: diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (Epikote 828) and polyglycidyl-ether of phenol-formaldehyde novolac (Epikote 155) cured with 4,4'-diamino-diphenylo-methane (MDA), phenol-formaldehyde novolac resin (Novolac Z) and bisphenol A (formaldehyde resin). Results of measurements of positron lifetime spectra were compared with the ones coming from DMTA, flexural strength testing and density measurements. The most important features of samples (glass transition temperature, storage modulus, flexural strength, crosslinking density and tan ?) proved to be correlated with the product ?3 x v-bar, proportional to the fractional free volume in samples. Values of v-bar have been estimated from the values of ?3, the longest lifetime in positron lifetime spectra. ?3 corresponds to the intensity of the longest-lived component in them. Distributions of free volume radii reconstructed in the basis of PAL measurements are given for all samples. The influences of structure of both cured resin and the curing agent on the properties of the crosslinked products is clearly seen from the presented results. (author)

  17. Qualidade de compensados fabricados com adesivos à base de Tanino-Formaldeído de Pinus oocarpa e Fenol-Formaldeído / Quality of plywood manufactured with Tannin-formaldehyde from Pinus oocarpa plus Phenol-Formaldehyde-based adhesive

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    Bruno Couto da, Silva; Michel Cardoso, Vieira; Gisely de Lima, Oliveira; Fabricio Gomes, Gonçalves; Nayara Dorigon, Rodrigues; Roberto Carlos Costa, Lelis; Setsuo, Iwakiri.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a qualidade de compensados fabricados com adesivos à base de taninos da casca de Pinus oocarpa e Fenol-Formaldeído (FF). O plano experimental foi composto de quatro tratamentos: Tanino-Formaldeído (TF); Fenol-Formaldeído (FF); FF + 10%TF (90:10), e FF + 20% TF [...] (80:20). Os painéis foram avaliados nos seguintes aspectos: resistência à flexão estática (MOR); ensaio de cisalhamento na linha de cola; densidade e recuperação em espessura (RE); inchamento mais recuperação em espessura (IR), e absorção em água (AA). Os resultados mostraram que é possível substituir o adesivo FF por tanino em até 20% sem alterar os valores de MOR paralelo e perpendicular à grã das lâminas externas dos compensados. Para obtenção de maior estabilidade dimensional dos compensados fabricados com adesivo à base de tanino, torna-se necessária a adição de parafina. Os resultados mostraram também que não houve diferença significativa nos valores de resistência ao cisalhamento dos compensados para os diferentes tratamentos. Abstract in english The aim of this paper was to evaluate the quality of plywood panels manufactured with tannin-based adhesives extracted from the bark of Pinus oocarpa and Phenol-Formaldehyde. The experimental plan was composed of four treatments: Tannin-formaldehyde (TF), Phenol-formaldehyde (FF), FF + 10%TF (90:10) [...] and FF + 20%TF (80:20). The quality of plywood panels was evaluated by the static bending (MOR), bonding line shear test of the adhesive, and dimensional stability: thickness swelling, recovery of thickness and water absorption. Results showed that it is possible to substitute Phenol-Formaldehyde adhesive by tannin up to 20% without changing MOR parallel and MOR perpendicular to the grain of the the panels. In order to obtain higher values of physical properties of plywood made with tannin from bark of Pinus oocarpa, it is necessary to add paraffin. Results showed that there was no significant difference in values of shear strength for the different treatments.

  18. Synthesis of a boron modified phenolic resin

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    Aparecida M. Kawamoto

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Phenolic resin has long been used as matrix for composites mainly because of its flame retardant behavior and high char yield after pyrolysis, which results in a self supporting structure. The addition of ceramic powders, such as SiC and B4C, as fillers to the phenolic resin, results in better thermo-oxidative stability, but as drawbacks, it has poor homogeneity, adhesion and processing difficulties during molding of the composites. The addition of single elements, such as boron, silicon and phosphorus in the main backbone of the thermo-set resin is a new strategy to obtain special high performance resins, which results in higher mechanical properties, avoiding the drawbacks of simply adding fillers, which results in enhanced thermo-oxidative stability compared to conventional phenol-formaldehyde resins. Therefore, the product can have several applications, including the use as ablative thermal protection for thermo-structural composites. This work describes the preparation of a boron-modified phenolic resin (BPR using salicyl alcohol and boric acid. The reaction was performed in refluxing toluene for a period of four hours, which produced a very high viscosity amber resin in 90% yield.The final structure of the compound, the boric acid double, substituted at the hydroxyl group of the aromatic ring, was determined with the help of the Infrared Spectroscopy, ¹H-NMR, TGA-DSC and boron elemental analysis. The absorption band of the group B-O at 1349 cm ?¹ can be visualized at the FT-IR spectrum. ¹H-NMR spectra showed peaks at 4.97-5.04 ppm and 3.60-3.90 ppm assigned to belong to CH2OH groups from the alcohol. The elemental analysis was also performed for boron determination.The product has also been tested in carbon and silicon fibers composite for the use in thermal structure. The results of the tests showed composites with superior mechanical properties when compared with the conventional phenolic resin.

  19. Modeling the Effects of Velocity, Spin, Frictional Coefficient, and Impact Angle on Deflection Angle in Near-elastic Collisions of Phenolic Resin Spheres

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    Crown, S C

    2004-01-01

    A simple model is outlined to describe the collision of cast phenol-formaldehyde resin spheres such as the balls used in the parlor game of pocket billiards, based in part on the famous analysis of elastic collisions developed by Heinrich Hertz over 100 years ago. The analysis treats the normal and tangential components of the initial sphere's velocity independently as it collides with a stationary identical second sphere. The collective effects of these and other parameters on the trajectory of the second sphere are provided in the conclusions.

  20. Ethylated Urea - Ether - Modified Urea - Formaldehyde Resins,

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    Mathew Obichukwu EDOGA

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available First, phenol - formaldehyde (PF and urea - formaldehyde (UFII resins were separately conventionally prepared in our laboratory. Also, UF resin synthesized from the acid modified synthesis procedure was synthesized in a purely acid medium of pH 1.0, FU molar ratio of 1.0 and at 50oC (one-stage acid modified-synthesis procedure. Subsequently, the UF resin II was modified during synthesis by incorporating ethylated urea-ether (EUER (i.e. UFIII and glycerol (GLYC (i.e. UFV cured with and without acid curing agent. The structural and physicochemical analyses of the various resin samples were carried out.The results showed that the unmodified UF resin (UF II synthesized in acid medium of pH 1.0, F/U molar ratio 1.0, and at 50oC, cured in absence of acid curing catalyst, showed features in their spectra which are consistent with a tri-, and/or tetra-substituted urea in the reaction to give a 3 - dimensional network cured UF resin. Modification of the UF resin(UF II with ethylated urea-ether and glycerol to produce UF resins III and respectively V prominently increased the absorbance of methylene and ether groups in the spectra which are consistent with increased hydrophobicity and improved hydrolytic stability. For the conventional UF resin (UF I, the only clear distinction between spectra for the UF resin II and UF resins (III/V is the presence of diminished peaks for methylene groups at 2.2 ppm. The relationship between the logarithmic viscosity of cured PF resin with time showed continuos dependence of viscosity with time during cure up to 70 minutes. Similar trends were shown by UF resins (III/V, cured in absence of acid catalyst. In contrast, the conventional UF resins I and UF IV (i.e. UF II cured with NH4CL showed abrupt discontinuity in viscosity with time just after about 20 minutes of cure.

  1. Thermosetting Resins

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    Peng, W.; Riedl, B.

    1995-07-01

    Thermosetting polymers are made from a mixture of monomers which react to form a large macromolecular network. They are used in diverse fields such as aerospace technology and wood composites, mostly as adhesives. The history of these products can be traced to ancient Egypt. The main thermosetting systems used nowadays are phenol-formaldehyde, urea-formaldehyde, polyurethanes polyesters and epoxydes. Each of these is reviewed briefly as to its chemistry and applications. The physical chemistry of these adhesives can be followed by differential scanning calorimetry and rheometry and examples are given.

  2. Lignocellulosic composites from brazilian giant bamboo (Guadua magna Part 1: Properties of resin bonded particleboards

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    Larissa M Arruda

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This experiment evaluated the utilization of the recently identified Brazilian giant bamboo, Guadua magna (Londoño & Filg. to manufacture medium density particleboard. Four board types were tested: two of them exclusively with particles of bamboo and two in a mixture of bamboo with Pinus taeda wood particles. The target density of the panels was 0.65 g/cm³ for all treatments. The particleboards were bonded using 8% content of urea-formaldehyde (UF and phenol-formaldehyde (PF resins, based on dry weight mat. Mechanical, physical and nondestructive properties of the panels were assessed. The particleboards produced with PF showed better dimensional stability than UF particleboards. The addition of wood particles improved the mechanical properties of E M, fM and IB. The flexural properties of the panels (E M, fM could be modeled using either E Md or density and the models fitted presented high predictability (>66%.

  3. Lignocellulosic composites from brazilian giant bamboo (Guadua magna) Part 1: Properties of resin bonded particleboards

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    Larissa M, Arruda; Cláudio H. S, Del Menezzi; Divino E, Teixeira; Priscila C, de Araújo.

    Full Text Available This experiment evaluated the utilization of the recently identified Brazilian giant bamboo, Guadua magna (Londoño & Filg.) to manufacture medium density particleboard. Four board types were tested: two of them exclusively with particles of bamboo and two in a mixture of bamboo with Pinus taeda wood [...] particles. The target density of the panels was 0.65 g/cm³ for all treatments. The particleboards were bonded using 8% content of urea-formaldehyde (UF) and phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resins, based on dry weight mat. Mechanical, physical and nondestructive properties of the panels were assessed. The particleboards produced with PF showed better dimensional stability than UF particleboards. The addition of wood particles improved the mechanical properties of E M, fM and IB. The flexural properties of the panels (E M, fM) could be modeled using either E Md or density and the models fitted presented high predictability (>66%).

  4. Synthesis, structural characterization, and performance evaluation of resorcinol-formaldehyde (R-F) ion-exchange resin

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    Hubler, T.L.; Franz, J.A.; Shaw, W.J.; Bryan, S.A.; Hallen, R.T.; Brown, G.N.; Bray, L.A.; Linehan, J.C.

    1995-08-01

    The 177 underground storage tanks at the DOE`s Hanford Site contain an estimated 180 million tons of high-level radioactive wastes. It is desirable to remove and concentrate the highly radioactive fraction of the tank wastes for vitrification. Resorcinol-formaldehyde (R-F) resin, an organic ion-exchange resin with high selectivity and capacity for the cesium ion, which is a candidate ion-exchange material for use in remediation of tank wastes. The report includes information on the structure/function analysis of R-F resin and the synthetic factors that affect performance of the resin. CS-100, a commercially available phenol-formaldehyde (P-F) resin, and currently the baseline ion-exchanger for removal of cesium ion at Hanford, is compared with the R-F resin. The primary structural unit of the R-F resin was determined to consist of a 1,2,3,4-tetrasubstituted resorcinol ring unit while CS-100, was composed mainly of a 1,2,4-trisubstituted ring. CS-100 shows the presence of phenoxy-ether groups, and this may account for the much lower decontamination factor of CS-100 for cesium ion. Curing temperatures for the R-F resin were found to be optimal at 105--130C. At lower temperatures, insufficient curing, hence crosslinking, of the polymer resin occurs and selectivity for cesium drops. Curing at elevated temperatures leads to chemical degradation. Optimal particle size for R-F resin is in the range of 20--50 mesh-sized particles. R-F resin undergoes chemical degradation or oxidation which destroys ion-exchange sites. The ion-exchange sites (hydroxyl groups) are converted to quinones and ketones. CS-100, though it has much lower performance for cesium ion-exchange, is significantly more chemically stable than R-F resin. To gamma radiation, CS-100 is more radiolytically stable than R-F resin.

  5. Synthesis, structural characterization, and performance evaluation of resorcinol-formaldehyde (R-F) ion-exchange resin

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    The 177 underground storage tanks at the DOE's Hanford Site contain an estimated 180 million tons of high-level radioactive wastes. It is desirable to remove and concentrate the highly radioactive fraction of the tank wastes for vitrification. Resorcinol-formaldehyde (R-F) resin, an organic ion-exchange resin with high selectivity and capacity for the cesium ion, which is a candidate ion-exchange material for use in remediation of tank wastes. The report includes information on the structure/function analysis of R-F resin and the synthetic factors that affect performance of the resin. CS-100, a commercially available phenol-formaldehyde (P-F) resin, and currently the baseline ion-exchanger for removal of cesium ion at Hanford, is compared with the R-F resin. The primary structural unit of the R-F resin was determined to consist of a 1,2,3,4-tetrasubstituted resorcinol ring unit while CS-100, was composed mainly of a 1,2,4-trisubstituted ring. CS-100 shows the presence of phenoxy-ether groups, and this may account for the much lower decontamination factor of CS-100 for cesium ion. Curing temperatures for the R-F resin were found to be optimal at 105--130C. At lower temperatures, insufficient curing, hence crosslinking, of the polymer resin occurs and selectivity for cesium drops. Curing at elevated temperatures leads to chemical degradation. Optimal particle size for R-F resin is in the range of 20--50 mesh-sized particles. R-F resin undergoes chemical degradation or oxidation which destroys ion-exchange sites. The ion-exchange sites (hydroxyl groups) are converted to quinones and ketones. CS-100, though it has much lower performance for cesium ion-exchange, is significantly more chemically stable than R-F resin. To gamma radiation, CS-100 is more radiolytically stable than R-F resin

  6. Physico-mechanical properties of plywood bonded by nano cupric oxide (CuO) modified pf resins against subterranean termites

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    Wei, Gao; Guanben, Du.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Nano CuO and alkane surfactant modified phenol Formaldehyde (PF) resins were applied to manufacture plywood, and physical and mechanical properties, such as shear strength, tensile property, modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), as well as termite resistance were evaluated. The resu [...] lt showed that the combination of nano CuO and alkane surfactantplayed different effect on tensile strength, and especially on shear strength as evaluated at different test conditions. But it was confirmed to improve the water resistance of treated plywood specimens. The introduction of nano CuO and surfactant did not influence the flexural properties significantly by statistically. The result of termite tests indicated that the weight loss decreases gradually from 31,12% to less than 10,37%, and the mortality increases from 32,61% to higher than 86,35%. And the AWPA rating also rises from 4 (very severe attack) to 7 (moderate attack).

  7. Physico-mechanical properties of plywood bonded by nano cupric oxide (CuO) modified pf resins against subterranean termites

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    Wei, Gao; Guanben, Du.

    Full Text Available Nano CuO and alkane surfactant modified phenol Formaldehyde (PF) resins were applied to manufacture plywood, and physical and mechanical properties, such as shear strength, tensile property, modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), as well as termite resistance were evaluated. The resu [...] lt showed that the combination of nano CuO and alkane surfactantplayed different effect on tensile strength, and especially on shear strength as evaluated at different test conditions. But it was confirmed to improve the water resistance of treated plywood specimens. The introduction of nano CuO and surfactant did not influence the flexural properties significantly by statistically. The result of termite tests indicated that the weight loss decreases gradually from 31,12% to less than 10,37%, and the mortality increases from 32,61% to higher than 86,35%. And the AWPA rating also rises from 4 (very severe attack) to 7 (moderate attack).

  8. Mesoporous carbon materials

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    Dai, Sheng; Fulvio, Pasquale Fernando; Mayes, Richard T.; Wang, Xiqing; Sun, Xiao-Guang; Guo, Bingkun

    2014-09-09

    A conductive mesoporous carbon composite comprising conductive carbon nanoparticles contained within a mesoporous carbon matrix, wherein the conductive mesoporous carbon composite possesses at least a portion of mesopores having a pore size of at least 10 nm and up to 50 nm, and wherein the mesopores are either within the mesoporous carbon matrix, or are spacings delineated by surfaces of said conductive carbon nanoparticles when said conductive carbon nanoparticles are fused with each other, or both. Methods for producing the above-described composite, devices incorporating them (e.g., lithium batteries), and methods of using them, are also described.

  9. Mesoporous silica: Holey quasicrystals

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    Tolbert, Sarah H.

    2012-09-01

    The self-assembly of surfactant micelles in the formation of templated mesoporous silicas can be tuned to produce mesoporous materials with quasicrystalline ordering, proving that quasicrystals are indeed a general form of ordered but non-periodic matter.

  10. Multifunctional mesoporous silica catalyst

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    Lin, Victor Shang-Yi; Tsai, Chih-Hsiang; Chen, Hung-Ting; Pruski, Marek; Kobayashi, Takeshi

    2015-03-31

    The present invention provides bifunctional silica mesoporous materials, including mesoporous silica nanoparticles ("MSN"), having pores modified with diarylammonium triflate and perfluoroaryl moieties, that are useful for the acid-catalyzed esterification of organic acids with organic alcohols.

  11. Enhancing the Properties of Low Density Hardwood Dyera costulata Through Impregnation with Phenolic Resin Admixed with Formaldehyde Scavenger

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    M.T. Paridah

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The formaldehyde emission, properties and decay durability of Dyera constulata wood, impregnated with low molecular weight phenol formaldehyde (LmwPF resin mixed with urea were investigated. The air-dry wood was impregnated with 20-40% LmwPF (Mw 600 mixed separately with urea (30% based on solid PF, partially cured at 60C for 30 min and subsequently heated at 150C for 60-120 min. The treatments had successfully reduced the formaldehyde emission (FE of the impreg and the degrees of reduction depend on curing time. Statistical analyses showed that the concentration of resin affected the density, stiffness, water absorption and thickness swelling, while the curing time affected the density, polymer loading, water absorption and thickness swelling. Impreg product had higher MOR, MOE and dimensional stability compared to the untreated wood. The treatments rendered the impreg product with approximately 20% in anti-swelling efficiency and had also changed the wood into highly resistant to fungal decay.

  12. Hypercrosslinked Phenolic Polymers with Well Developed Mesoporous Frameworks

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    Zhang, Jinshui [ORNL; Qiao, Zhenan [ORNL; Mahurin, Shannon Mark [ORNL; Jiang, Xueguang [ORNL; Chai, Songhai [ORNL; Lu, Hanfeng [ORNL; Nelson, Kimberly M [ORNL; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

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    A soft chemistry synthetic strategy based on a Friedel Crafts alkylation reaction is developed for the textural engineering of phenolic resin (PR) with a robust mesoporous framework to avoid serious framework shrinkage and maximize retention of organic functional moieties. By taking advantage of the structural benefits of molecular bridges, the resultant sample maintains a bimodal micro-mesoporous architecture with well-preserved organic functional groups, which is effective for carbon capture. Moreover, this soft chemistry synthetic protocol can be further extended to nanotexture other aromatic-based polymers with robust frameworks.

  13. Hypercrosslinked phenolic polymers with well-developed mesoporous frameworks.

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    Zhang, Jinshui; Qiao, Zhen-An; Mahurin, Shannon M; Jiang, Xueguang; Chai, Song-Hai; Lu, Hanfeng; Nelson, Kimberly; Dai, Sheng

    2015-04-01

    A soft chemistry synthetic strategy based on a Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction is developed for the textural engineering of phenolic resin (PR) with a robust mesoporous framework to avoid serious framework shrinkage and maximize retention of organic functional moieties. By taking advantage of the structural benefits of molecular bridges, the resultant sample maintains a bimodal micro-mesoporous architecture with well-preserved organic functional groups, which is effective for carbon capture. Moreover, this soft chemistry synthetic protocol can be further extended to nanotexture other arene-based polymers with robust frameworks. PMID:25683637

  14. Phenolic resins

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    2010-01-01

    Application areas are summarized and updated by global phenolic experts Features a global perspective of phenolic resins through the participation of international (North America, Europe and Asia) phenolic experts that has been lacking in all previous books related to phenolic resins

  15. Analysis of the Compounds from the BTEX Group, Emitted During Thermal Decomposition of Alkyd Resin

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    M. Kubecki

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Suitability of the given binding agent for the moulding sands preparation depends on the one hand on the estimation of technological properties of the sand and the mould made of it and the obtained casting quality and on the other hand on the assessment of this sand influence on the natural and working environment. Out of moulding sands used in the foundry industry, sands with organic binders deserve a special attention. These binders are based on synthetic resins, which ensure obtaining the proper technological properties and sound castings, however, they negatively influence the environment. If in the initial state these resins are not very dangerous for people and for the environment, thus under an influence of high temperatures they generate very harmful products, being the result of their thermal decomposition. Depending on the kind of the applied resin (phenol-formaldehyde, urea, furfuryl, urea–furfuryl, alkyd under an influence of a temperature such compounds as: furfuryl alcohol, formaldehyde, phenol, BTEX group (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, and also polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH can be formed and released.The aim of the study was the development of the method, selection of analytical methods and the determination of optimal conditionsof formation compounds from the BTEX group. An emission of these components constitutes one of the basic criteria of the harmfulnessassessment of binders applied for moulding and core sands. Investigations were carried out in the specially designed set up for the thermal decomposition of organic substances in a temperature range: 5000C – 13000C at the laboratory scale. The object for testing was alkyd resin applied as a binding material for moulding sands. Within investigations the minimal amount of adsorbent necessary for the adsorption of compounds released during the decomposition of the resin sample of a mass app. 15 mg was selected. Also the minimal amount of solvent needed for the desorption of compounds adsorbed in the column with adsorbent was found. The temperature range, in which the maximal amounts of benzene, toluene, ethylobenzene and xylenes are released from the resin, was defined. The qualitative and quantitative analyses of compounds from the BTEX group were performed by means of the gas chromatography combined with the mass spectrometry (GC/MS.

  16. Phenolic resin-grafted reduced graphene oxide as a highly stable anode material for lithium ion batteries.

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    Li, Mochen; Song, Huaihe; Chen, Xiaohong; Zhou, Jisheng; Ma, Zhaokun

    2015-02-01

    A novel and effective route for preparing phenol formaldehyde resin grafted reduced graphene oxide (rGO-g-PF) electrode materials with highly enhanced electrochemical properties is reported. In order to prepare rGO-g-PF, hydroxymethyl-terminated PF is initially grafted to graphene oxide (GO) via esterification reaction. Subsequently, the grafted GO is reduced by the carbonization process under an inert gas atmosphere. The covalent linkage, morphology, thermal stability and electrochemical properties of rGO-g-PF are systematically investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry and a variety of electrochemical testing techniques. In the constructed architecture, the amorphous carbon shell can inhibit the co-intercalation of solvated lithium ion and avoid partial exfoliation of the graphene layers, thus effectively reducing the irreversible capacity and preserving the structural integrity. Meanwhile, the carbon coating layer leading to a decreased thickness of SEI film can improve the conductivity of electrode materials. As a result, the rGO-g-PF electrode exhibits impressive high cycling stability at various large current densities (376.5 mA h g(-1) at 50 mA g(-1) for 250 cycles, 337.8 mA h g(-1) at 200 mA g(-1) and 267.8 mA h g(-1) at 1 A g(-1) for 200 cycles), in combination with high rate capability. PMID:25521487

  17. Interactions of Plutonium and Lanthanides with Ordered Mesoporous Materials

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    Parsons-Moss, Tashi

    Ordered mesoporous materials are porous solids with a regular, patterned structure composed of pores between 2 and 50 nm wide. Such materials have attracted much attention in the past twenty years because the chemistry of their synthesis allows control of their unique physicochemical properties, which can be tuned for a variety of applications. Generally, ordered mesoporous materials have very high specific surface areas and pore volumes, and offer unique structures that are neither crystalline nor amorphous. The large tunable interface provided by ordered mesoporous solids may be advantageous in applications involving sequestration, separation, or detection of actinides and lanthanides in solution. However, the fundamental chemical interactions of actinides and lanthanides must be understood before applications can be implemented. This dissertation focuses primarily on the fundamental interactions of plutonium with organically modified mesoporous silica, as well as several different porous carbon materials, both untreated and chemically oxidized. A method for functionalizing mesoporous silica by self assembly and molecular grafting of functional organosilane ligands was optimized for the 2D-hexagonal ordered mesoporous silica known as SBA-15 (Santa Barbara amorphous silica). Four different organically-modified silica materials were synthesized and characterized with several techniques. To confirm that covalent bonds were formed between the silane anchor of the ligand and the silica substrate, functionalized silica samples were analyzed with 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Infrared spectroscopy was used in combination with 13C and 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to verify the molecular structures of the ligands after they were synthesized and grafted to the silica. The densities of the functional silane ligands on the silica surface were estimated using thermogravimetric analysis. Batch sorption experiments were conducted with solutions of Pu(IV), Pu(VI), Eu(III), Ce(III), and Zr(IV). The acetamide phosphonate functionalized silica called Ac-Phos-SBA-15 required more extensive synthesis than the other three functionalized silica materials. Development of functionalized mesoporous silica extractants for actinides is contingent on their synthesis and hydrolytic stability, and these two aspects of the Ac-Phos-SBA-15 material are discussed. This material showed the highest binding affinity for all of the target ions, and the sorption and desorption of Pu(VI) to Ac-Phos-SBA-15 was extensively investigated. Ordered mesoporous carbons are attractive as sorbents because of their extremely high surface areas and large pore volumes, and could be suitable substrates for the development of actinide sensors based on their electrochemical properties. Three different mesoporous carbon materials were synthesized by collaborators to test their application as radionuclide sorbent materials. The first is called CMK (carbons mesostructured by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and was synthesized using a hard silica template with 3D-bicontinuous ordered mesostructure. Highly ordered body-centered cubic mesoporous carbon was synthesized by self-assembly of a phenol resin around a soft polymer template, and this material is known as FDU-16 (Fudan University). Etching of the silica portion of mesoporous carbon-silica composites created the 2D-hexagonal mesoporous carbon called C-CS (carbon from carbon-silica nanocomposites) with a bimodal pore size distribution. The as-synthesized nanocast mesoporous carbon in this work is called UN CMK, and the same material after oxidation treatment with nitric acid is called OX CMK. A portion of both FDU-16-type and C-CS-type ordered mesoporous carbons were oxidized with acidic ammonium persulfate, which created the oxidized carbon materials called FDU-16-COOH and C-CS-COOH, respectively. The mesoporous carbons were characterized by scanning electron microscopy to view their particle sizes and morphologies. Their porosities and structures on the meso-scale were an

  18. Templating mesoporous zeolites

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    Egeblad, Kresten; Christensen, Christina Hviid

    2008-01-01

    The application of templating methods to produce zeolite materials with hierarchical bi- or trimodal pore size distributions is reviewed with emphasis on mesoporous materials. Hierarchical zeolite materials are categorized into three distinctly different types of materials: hierarchical zeolite crystals, nanosized zeolite crystals, and supported zeolite crystals. For the pure zeolite materials in the first two categories, the additional meso- or macroporosity can be classified as being either intracrystalline or intercrystalline, whereas for supported zeolite materials, the additional porosity originates almost exclusively from the support material. The methods for introducing mesopores into zeolite materials are discussed and categorized. In general, mesopores can be templated in zeolite materials by use of solid templating, supramolecular templating, or indirect templating. In this categorization of templating methods, the nature of the interface between the zeolite crystal and the mesopore exactly when themesopore starts to form is emphasized. In solid templating, the zeolite crystal is in intimate contact with a solid material that is being removed to produce the mesoporosity. Similarly, in supramolecular templating, the zeolite crystal is in direct contact with a supramolecular assembly of organized surfactants, which is removed to generate the mesopores. On the other hand, in the indirect templating method, the interface is between the zeolite crystal and solvent molecules, or possibly a gas phase. It is shown that the available templating approaches are quite versatile, and accordingly, it is possible to produce a very wide range of hierarchical zeolite materials. The resulting zeolite materials, featuring noncrystallographic mesopores in addition to the crystallographic micropores, exhibit significantly enhanced diffusional properties in comparison with purely microporous zeolite materials. These enhanced mass transport properties have been shown in several cases to result in significantly improved catalytic properties in a range of important reactions.

  19. Molecularly imprinted mesoporous organosilica.

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    Lofgreen, Jennifer E; Moudrakovski, Igor L; Ozin, Geoffrey A

    2011-03-22

    We have prepared molecularly imprinted mesoporous organosilica (MIMO) using a semicovalent imprinting technique. A thermally reversible covalent bond was used to link a bisphenol A (BPA) imprint molecule to a functional alkoxysilane monomer at two points to generate a covalently bound imprint precursor. This precursor was incorporated into a cross-linked periodic mesoporous silica matrix via a typical acid-catalyzed, triblock copolymer-templated, sol-gel synthesis. Evidence of imprint sites buried in the pore walls was found through careful characterization of the imprinted material and its comparison to similarly prepared non-imprinted mesoporous organosilica (NIMO) and pure periodic mesoporous silica (PMS). After thermal treatment, the imprinted material (MIMO-ir) removed more than 90% of appropriately sized bisphenol species from water, yet showed significantly lower binding for both smaller and larger molecules containing phenol moieties. Identically treated NIMO-ir showed much poorer retention behavior than MIMO-ir for the same bisphenol species and behaved only slightly better than PMS-ir. PMID:21323322

  20. From polymeric "plasticine" to shape-controlled mesoporous carbon.

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    Qian, Xu-Fang; Wang, Zheng; Wan, Ying

    2009-07-15

    A soft-phase intercalating process to synthesize mesostructured plasticine by using amphiphilic triblock copolymer F127 as a structure-directing agent, reverse triblock copolymer 25R4 as an intercalating soft matter, and soluble phenolic resin as a carbon source is demonstrated. The "plasticine" has interlayer organic-organic hybrid structure, which is emplastic, sticky, and able to be easily shaped at will. After template removal at 350 degrees C and further carbonization at 600 degrees C, highly ordered mesoporous polymers and carbons can be successively obtained with the maintenance of the original shape. The self-supported, shape-controlled, ordered mesoporous carbon products possess high surface areas (495-777 m(2)/g), large pore volumes (0.32-0.47 cm(3)/g), uniform pore sizes (2.5-4.3 nm) in the nanoscale and hollow tremella-like morphology in the micronscale which may facilitate mass transportation. PMID:19406429

  1. Mesoporous molecular sieve catalysts

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    HØjholt, Karen Thrane

    2011-01-01

    This thesis deals with a very specific class of molecular sieves known as zeolites. Zeolites are a class of crystalline aluminosilicates characterised by pores or cavities of molecular dimensions as part of their crystal structure. In this work zeolites were modified for the use and understanding of different catalytic applications. Primarily the zeolites were modified regarding the porosity and the introduction of metals to the framework. The obtained materials were used as solid acid catalysts, as an inert matrix for stabilising metal nanoparticles and as an anchoring material for molecular metal oxide species. Nanosized and mesoporous zeolites were prepared to investigate the effect of inter- or intracrystalline mesopores on the catalytic lifetime in the conversion of methanol to hydrocarbons (MTH). It was found that the mesoporous zeolite with intracrystalline mesopores displayed the significantly longest catalytic lifetime compared to the nanosized zeolites and the conventional counterpart. Even though the introduction of mesopores improved the catalytic lifetime in the MTH reaction it was concluded that the normal benefits from desilication, e.g. mesoporosity and repairing of defects, became masked by the generation of extra-framework aluminum and that the catalytic lifetime was severely dependent on the amount of extra-framework aluminum. Conventional and mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolites were prepared together with the Ga-MFI zeotype analogues to investigate the differences in activity, selectivity and mode of deactivation. The differences in selectivity were primarily ascribed to the difference in the lower acidity of the individual active sites of the Ga-MFI zeotypes compared to the zeolites. In general, the Ga-MFI zeotypes deactivated faster than the ZSM-5 zeolites. Further investigations of the mode of deactivation revealed that the zeolites deactivated due to coke formation and that the Ga-MFI zeotypes deactivated due to loss of the catalytically active Brønsted acid sites caused by hydrolysis of Ga-O bonds leading to formation of inactive extra-framework gallium. Zeolites can not only be used as solid acid catalysts but can also be used as a size-selective matrix. It was shown that it is possible to encapsulate 1-2 nm sized gold nanoparticles by silicalite-1 or ZSM-5 zeolite crystals thereby forming a sintering-stable and substrate size-selective oxidation catalyst. After carrying out calcination experiments, both in situ and ex situ indicated that the gold nanoparticles embedded in the crystals were highly stable towards sintering. The catalytic tests proved that the embedded gold nanoparticles were active in selective aldehyde oxidation and were only accessible through the micropores. Furthermore, preliminary work was done using mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolites as support material for anchoring molecular CoMo6 species for the application as potential bi-functional catalyst in simultaneous hydrodesulfurisation (HDS) and hydrocracking. HDS activity tests revealed that the anchoring improved the activity compared to an impregnated counterpart.

  2. Immobilization of spent resin with epoxy resin

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    immobilization of spent resin using epoxy resin has been conducted. The spent resin was mixtured with epoxy resin in variation of concentration, i.e., 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 weight percent of spent resin. The mixture were pour into the plastic tube, with a diameter of 40 mm and height of 40 mm. The density, compressive strength and leaching rate were respectively measured by quanta chrome, paul weber apparatus and gamma spectrometer. The results showed that the increasing of waste concentration would be decreased the compressive strength, and increased density by immobilized waste. The leaching rate of 137Cs from waste product was not detected in experiment (author)

  3. Studies on Lignin-Based Adhesives for Particleboard Panels

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    ÇET?N, Nihat Sami; ÖZMEN, Nilgül

    2003-01-01

    The ultimate aim of this work was to develop a phenolic resin for partially replacing phenol with modified organosolv lignin in phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin production. The lignin-formaldehyde relationship was determined in a reactivity test. Organosolv lignin-phenol-formaldehyde (LPF) resins were produced in a two-step preparation with different additions of lignin. The method selected for the manufacture of lignin resins dealt with modification of the lignin by the methylolation route. Th...

  4. Mesoporous materials for antihydrogen production.

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    Consolati, Giovanni; Ferragut, Rafael; Galarneau, Anne; Di Renzo, Francesco; Quasso, Fiorenza

    2013-05-01

    Antimatter is barely known by the chemist community and this article has the vocation to explain how antimatter, in particular antihydrogen, can be obtained, as well as to show how mesoporous materials could be used as a further improvement for the production of antimatter at very low temperatures (below 1 K). The first experiments with mesoporous materials highlighted in this review show very promising and exciting results. Mesoporous materials such as mesoporous silicon, mesoporous material films, pellets of MCM-41 and silica aerogel show remarkable features for antihydrogen formation. Yet, the characteristics for the best future mesoporous materials (e.g. pore sizes, pore connectivity, shape, surface chemistry) remain to be clearly identified. For now among the best candidates are pellets of MCM-41 and aerogel with pore sizes between 10 and 30 nm, possessing hydrophobic patches on their surface to avoid ice formation at low temperature. From a fundamental standpoint, antimatter experiments could help to shed light on open issues, such as the apparent asymmetry between matter and antimatter in our universe and the gravitational behaviour of antimatter. To this purpose, basic studies on antimatter are necessary and a convenient production of antimatter is required. It is exactly where mesoporous materials could be very useful. PMID:23250616

  5. Simple synthesis of mesoporous carbon nanofibers with hierarchical nanostructure for ultrahigh lithium storage.

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    Xing, Yalan; Wang, Yanjie; Zhou, Chungen; Zhang, Shichao; Fang, Baizeng

    2014-02-26

    In this study, a simple and reproducible synthesis strategy was developed to fabricate mesoporous carbon nanofibers (MCNFs) by using dual hard templates, a porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane, and colloidal silica (Ludox TM-40). By using commercial templates, and removing AAO and the silica simultaneously, the synthesis procedures for MCNFs are greatly simplified without the need for separate preparation or the removal of templates in sequence. With phenol resin as a carbon precursor, the as-prepared MCNFs material reveals not only high surface area and mesoporous volume but also hierarchical nanostructure composed of hollow macrochannels derived from the AAO template, large mesopores (ca. 22 nm) from the removal of silica particles and micropores from the carbonization of phenol resin. Such unique surface and structural characteristics could provide a large quantity of active sites for Li storage and facilitate fast mass transport. Moreover, a one-dimensional (1D) carbon nanofiber (CNF) nanostructure favors fast electron transfer. The as-prepared MCNF anode demonstrates ultrahigh lithium storage capacity particularly at high rates, which is much higher than that reported for the commercial graphite and also significantly higher than other nanostructured carbon materials, such as ordered mesoporous carbon CMK-3 and ordered multimodal porous carbon (OMPC). PMID:24490802

  6. Research Update: Mesoporous sensor nanoarchitectonics

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    Katsuhiko Ariga; Yusuke Yamauchi; Qingmin Ji; Yusuke Yonamine; Jonathan P. Hill

    2014-01-01

    In this short review, we have selected three main subjects: (i) mesoporous materials, (ii) sensing applications, and (iii) the concept of nanoarchitectonics, as examples of recent hot topics in nanomaterials research. Mesoporous materials satisfy the conditions necessary not only for a wide range of applications but also for ease of production, by a variety of simple processes, which yield bulk quantities of materials without loss of their well-defined nanometric structural features. Sensing ...

  7. 21 CFR 177.1380 - Fluorocarbon resins.

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    ...resins consist of basic resins produced as follows: (1) Chlorotrifluoroethylene resins produced by the homopolymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene. (2) Chlorotrifluoroethylene-1,1-difluoroethylene copolymer resins produced...

  8. Aligned mesoporous architectures and devices.

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey; Lu, Yunfeng (University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA)

    2011-03-01

    This is the final report for the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering - PECASE (LDRD projects 93369 and 118841) awarded to Professor Yunfeng Lu (Tulane University and University of California-Los Angeles). During the last decade, mesoporous materials with tunable periodic pores have been synthesized using surfactant liquid crystalline as templates, opening a new avenue for a wide spectrum of applications. However, the applications are somewhat limited by the unfavorabe pore orientation of these materials. Although substantial effort has been devoted to align the pore channels, fabrication of mesoporous materials with perpendicular pore channels remains challenging. This project focused on fabrication of mesoporous materials with perpendicularly aligned pore channels. We demonstrated structures for use in water purification, separation, sensors, templated synthesis, microelectronics, optics, controlled release, and highly selective catalysts.

  9. Mesoporous Silicate Materials in Sensing

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    Paul T. Charles

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous silicas, especially those exhibiting ordered pore systems and uniform pore diameters, have shown great potential for sensing applications in recent years. Morphological control grants them versatility in the method of deployment whether as bulk powders, monoliths, thin films, or embedded in coatings. High surface areas and pore sizes greater than 2 nm make them effective as adsorbent coatings for humidity sensors. The pore networks also provide the potential for immobilization of enzymes within the materials. Functionalization of materials by silane grafting or through cocondensation of silicate precursors can be used to provide mesoporous materials with a variety of fluorescent probes as well as surface properties that aid in selective detection of specific analytes. This review will illustrate how mesoporous silicas have been applied to sensing changes in relative humidity, changes in pH, metal cations, toxic industrial compounds, volatile organic compounds, small molecules and ions, nitroenergetic compounds, and biologically relevant molecules.

  10. Influência da composição da resina tanino-uréia-formaldeído nas propriedades físicas e macânicas de chapas aglomeradas / Influence of the composition of tannin-urea-formaldehyde resins in the in the physical and mechanicals properties of particleboard

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    Fabrício Gomes, Gonçalves; Roberto Carlos Costa, Lelis; José Tarcísio da Silva, Oliveira.

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Na fabricação de aglomerados à base de madeira são utilizados adesivos sintéticos como melamina-formaldeído (MF), fenol-formaldeído (FF), uréia-formaldeído (UF), entre outros. Devido ao alto custo desses adesivos, pesquisas que visam a introdução de alterações nas suas formulações são importantes pa [...] ra a redução de custos no sistema produtivo. Desta forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a influência da adição de diferentes níveis de tanino de Acacia mearnsii em uma resina comercial à base de uréia-formaldeído nas propriedades físicas e mecânicas de chapas aglomeradas. As chapas aglomeradas foram confeccionadas com madeira de Eucalyptus urophylla. Foram avaliadas quatro composições de adesivo: T1 - 100% de resina UF (testemunha); (T2) 90% de resina UF + 10% de tanino 50%; (T3) 85% de resina UF + 15% de tanino 50% e (T4) 70% de resina UF + 30% de tanino 50%. Através dos ensaios, conclui-se que é possível adicionar tanino à resina uréia-formaldeído sem com isso prejudicar as propriedades físicas e mecânicas das chapas. Abstract in english In the production of the wood base particleboards, synthetic adhesives are used as melamina-formaldehyde (MF), phenol-formaldehyde (FF), urea-formaldehyde (UF), among others. Due to the high cost of these adhesives, researches that a seek the introduction of alterations in their formulations are imp [...] ortant for the reduction of costs in the productive system. This work had as objective verify the influence of the several levels of Acacia mearnsii tannin in a commercial resin of urea-formaldehyde an the physical and mechanical properties of the particleboard. The particleboard was produced with Eucalyptus urophylla wood. They were four treatments: T1 - 100% of resin UF (control); (T2) 90% of the resin UF + 10% of the tannin 50%; (T3) 85% of the resin UF + 15% of the tannin 50% and (T4) 70% of the resin UF + 30% of the tannin 50%. The results showed that it is possible to add tannin to the resin urea-formaldehyde without to alter the physical and mechanical properties of the boards.

  11. Influência da composição da resina tanino-uréia-formaldeído nas propriedades físicas e macânicas de chapas aglomeradas Influence of the composition of tannin-urea-formaldehyde resins in the in the physical and mechanicals properties of particleboard

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    Fabrício Gomes Gonçalves

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Na fabricação de aglomerados à base de madeira são utilizados adesivos sintéticos como melamina-formaldeído (MF, fenol-formaldeído (FF, uréia-formaldeído (UF, entre outros. Devido ao alto custo desses adesivos, pesquisas que visam a introdução de alterações nas suas formulações são importantes para a redução de custos no sistema produtivo. Desta forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a influência da adição de diferentes níveis de tanino de Acacia mearnsii em uma resina comercial à base de uréia-formaldeído nas propriedades físicas e mecânicas de chapas aglomeradas. As chapas aglomeradas foram confeccionadas com madeira de Eucalyptus urophylla. Foram avaliadas quatro composições de adesivo: T1 - 100% de resina UF (testemunha; (T2 90% de resina UF + 10% de tanino 50%; (T3 85% de resina UF + 15% de tanino 50% e (T4 70% de resina UF + 30% de tanino 50%. Através dos ensaios, conclui-se que é possível adicionar tanino à resina uréia-formaldeído sem com isso prejudicar as propriedades físicas e mecânicas das chapas.In the production of the wood base particleboards, synthetic adhesives are used as melamina-formaldehyde (MF, phenol-formaldehyde (FF, urea-formaldehyde (UF, among others. Due to the high cost of these adhesives, researches that a seek the introduction of alterations in their formulations are important for the reduction of costs in the productive system. This work had as objective verify the influence of the several levels of Acacia mearnsii tannin in a commercial resin of urea-formaldehyde an the physical and mechanical properties of the particleboard. The particleboard was produced with Eucalyptus urophylla wood. They were four treatments: T1 - 100% of resin UF (control; (T2 90% of the resin UF + 10% of the tannin 50%; (T3 85% of the resin UF + 15% of the tannin 50% and (T4 70% of the resin UF + 30% of the tannin 50%. The results showed that it is possible to add tannin to the resin urea-formaldehyde without to alter the physical and mechanical properties of the boards.

  12. Polyvinyl chloride resin

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    This book contains polyvinyl chloride resin industry with present condition such as plastic industry and polyvinyl chloride in the world and Japan, manufacture of polyvinyl chloride resin ; suspension polymerization and solution polymerization, extruding, injection process, hollow molding vinyl record, vacuum forming, polymer powders process, vinyl chloride varnish, vinyl chloride latex, safety and construction on vinyl chloride. Each chapter has descriptions on of process and kinds of polyvinyl chloride resin.

  13. Biocompatibility of composite resins

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    Mousavinasab, Sayed Mostafa

    2011-01-01

    Dental materials that are used in dentistry should be harmless to oral tissues, so they should not contain any leachable toxic and diffusible substances that can cause some side effects. Reports about probable biologic hazards, in relation to dental resins, have increased interest to this topic in dentists. The present paper reviews the articles published about biocompatibility of resin-restorative materials specially resin composites and monomers which are mainly based on Bis-GMA and concern...

  14. Magnetic mesoporous material for the sequestration of algae

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    Trewyn, Brian G.; Kandel, Kapil; Slowing, Igor Ivan; Lee, Show-Ling

    2014-09-09

    The present invention provides a magnetic mesoporous nanoparticle that includes a mesoporous silicate nanoparticle and iron oxide. The present invention also provides a method of using magnetic mesoporous nanoparticles to sequester microorganisms from a media.

  15. A simple method to ordered mesoporous carbons containing nickel nanoparticles

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    Dai, Sheng [ORNL; Wang, Xiqing [ORNL

    2009-01-01

    A series of ordered mesoporous carbons containing magnetic Ni nanoparticles (Ni-OMCs) with a variety of Ni loadings was made by a simple one-pot synthetic procedure through carbonization of phenolic resin-Pluronic block copolymer composites containing various amount of nickel nitrate. Such composite materials were characterized by N{sub 2} sorption, XRD, and STEM. Ni-OMCs exhibited high BET surface area, uniform pore size, and large pore volume without obvious pore blockage with a Ni loading as high as 15 wt%. Ni nanoparticles were crystalline with a face-center-cubic phase and observed mainly in the carbon matrix and on the outer surface as well. The average particle size of Ni nanoparticles was dependent on the preparation (carbonization) temperature and Ni loading; the higher the temperature was used and the more the Ni was incorporated, the larger the Ni nanoparticles were observed. One of the applications of Ni-OMCs was demonstrated as magnetically separable adsorbents.

  16. Ordered mesoporous carbon coating on cordierite: synthesis and application as an efficient adsorbent.

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    Wan, Ying; Cui, Xiangting; Wen, Zhentao

    2011-12-30

    Ordered mesoporous carbon coating on the honeycomb cordierite substrate has been prepared using low-polymerized phenolic resins as carbon sources and triblock copolymer F127 as the structure directing agent via the evaporation induced self-assembly route. The high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (HRSEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and nitrogen sorption techniques prove the hexagonally ordered pore arrays of carbon coating on the cordierite. The honeycomb monolith adsorbents coated by ordered mesoporous carbons are directly used without any activation, and exhibit adsorption capacities for chlorinated organic pollutants in water with 200 mg/g for p-chlorophenol and 178 mg/g for p-chloroaniline (with respect to the net carbon coating), high adsorption ratio for low-concentration pollutants, large processing volumes and reusability. More than 200 repeated times can be achieved without obvious loss in both adsorption capacity and weight. PMID:22047720

  17. Mesoporous Silica: A Suitable Adsorbent for Amines

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Mesoporous silica with KIT-6 structure was investigated as a preconcentrating material in chromatographic systems for ammonia and trimethylamine. Its adsorption capacity was compared to that of existing commercial materials, showing its increased adsorption power. In addition, KIT-6 mesoporous silica efficiently adsorbs both gases, while none of the employed commercial adsorbents did. This means that KIT-6 Mesoporous silica may be a good choice for integrated chromatography/gas sensing micro-devices.

  18. Surfactant-Templated Mesoporous Metal Oxide Nanowires

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    Stacy Baber; Qianglu Lin; Hongmei Luo; Mahesh Naalla

    2010-01-01

    We demonstrate two approaches to prepare mesoporous metal oxide nanowires by surfactant assembly and nanoconfinement via sol-gel or electrochemical deposition. For example, mesoporous Ta2O5 and zeolite nanowires are prepared by block copolymer Pluronic 123-templated sol-gel method, and mesoporous ZnO nanowires are prepared by electrodeposition in presence of anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) surfactant, in porous membranes. The morphologies of porous nanowires are studied by sca...

  19. Cellular membrane trafficking of mesoporous silica nanoparticles

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    Fang, I-Ju

    2012-06-21

    This dissertation mainly focuses on the investigation of the cellular membrane trafficking of mesoporous silica nanoparticles. We are interested in the study of endocytosis and exocytosis behaviors of mesoporous silica nanoparticles with desired surface functionality. The relationship between mesoporous silica nanoparticles and membrane trafficking of cells, either cancerous cells or normal cells was examined. Since mesoporous silica nanoparticles were applied in many drug delivery cases, the endocytotic efficiency of mesoporous silica nanoparticles needs to be investigated in more details in order to design the cellular drug delivery system in the controlled way. It is well known that cells can engulf some molecules outside of the cells through a receptor-ligand associated endocytosis. We are interested to determine if those biomolecules binding to cell surface receptors can be utilized on mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials to improve the uptake efficiency or govern the mechanism of endocytosis of mesoporous silica nanoparticles. Arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD) is a small peptide recognized by cell integrin receptors and it was reported that avidin internalization was highly promoted by tumor lectin. Both RGD and avidin were linked to the surface of mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials to investigate the effect of receptor-associated biomolecule on cellular endocytosis efficiency. The effect of ligand types, ligand conformation and ligand density were discussed in Chapter 2 and 3. Furthermore, the exocytosis of mesoporous silica nanoparticles is very attractive for biological applications. The cellular protein sequestration study of mesoporous silica nanoparticles was examined for further information of the intracellular pathway of endocytosed mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials. The surface functionality of mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials demonstrated selectivity among the materials and cancer and normal cell lines. We aimed to determine the specific organelle that mesoporous silica nanoparticles could approach via the identification of harvested proteins from exocytosis process. Based on the study of endo- and exocytosis behavior of mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials, we can design smarter drug delivery vehicles for cancer therapy that can be effectively controlled. The destination, uptake efficiency and the cellular distribution of mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials can be programmable. As a result, release mechanism and release rate of drug delivery systems can be a well-controlled process. The deep investigation of an endo- and exocytosis study of mesoporous silica nanoparticle materials promotes the development of drug delivery applications.

  20. Reduction of polyester resin shrinkage by means of epoxy resin

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    An attempt was made to decrease the shrinkage of unsaturated polyester resin, taking place during radiation-induced curing, by the addition of epoxy resin. In order to combine chemically both resins, the epoxy component was modified with cinnamic and acrylic acids. A composition of 90 parts of polyester resin, 10 parts of epoxy resin modified with cinnamic acid, and 150 parts of a silica filler showed a volume shrinkage of 1.2%. (author)

  1. Reduction of polyester resin shrinkage by means of epoxy resin

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    The possibility was investigated of reducing the shrinkage of unsaturated polyester resin taking place in radiation-induced curing, by the addition of epoxy resin. In order to combine chemically both resins, the epoxy component was modified by introducing unsaturated bonds via acrylamide and N-hydroxymethyloloacrylamide. A composition of 90% unsaturated polyester resin and 10% acrylamide-modified epoxy resin, filled with silica (1:1.5), showed a volume shrinkage below 2%. (author)

  2. Adsorption behavior mesoporous silica materials

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    The adsorption behaviour of mesoporous SBA-15 and its plugged analogues (PHTS) were studied in detail. The SBA-15 materials consist of a 2-D hexagonally ordered array of long interconnected pore channels with diameters, which can vary within the range of 4.6 to 30 nm. The PHTS is an analogous materials to SBA-15 containing extra microporous amorphous silica nanoparticles (plugs) within the mesopores thus creating a material with superior mechanical stability. For both types of materials, the adsorption characteristics were evaluated using linear (n-hexane and n-heptane), branched (3-methylpentane), cyclic (c-hexane) and unsaturated (1-hexene) hydrocarbons. For n-hexane, c-hexane, 3-methylpentane and n-heptane the adsorption is mainly controlled by steric effects (size and shape of the molecules), structure of the adsorbed layer and the presence and location of plugs inside the mesoporous channel system. However, the sorption of unsaturated hydrocarbons is additionally governed by the hydrophobic/hydrophilic properties of the adsorbent. Furthermore, the effect of the surface topology in SBA and PHTS on the deposition of transition metal oxides, using the molecular designed dispersion (MDD) technique, was studied by the adsorption behaviour of VO (acac)2 and dimeric TiO(acac)2. In contrast to the SBA-15, the sorption in PHTS materials was mainly controlled by the size of the adsorbate and the sorption temperature. (authors)

  3. Mesoporous carbonates and method of making

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    Fryxell, Glen; Liu, Jun; Zemanian, Thomas S.

    2004-06-15

    Mesoporous metal carbonate structures are formed by providing a solution containing a non-ionic surfactant and a calcium acetate salt, adding sufficient base to react with the acidic byproducts to be formed by the addition of carbon dioxide, and adding carbon dioxide, thereby forming a mesoporous metal carbonate structure containing the metal from said metal salt.

  4. Macroreticular ion exchange resins

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    A brief description of macrorecticular resins, their preparation and properties is given. The usual assumption that porous resins will show faster kinetic compared with gel type resins in shown to be not always true by citing example of exchange of uranyl sulfate/sulfate system. The mono sized anion exchanger Mono Q through reported to be 240 times faster than DEAE-Sepharose CL-6B for separation of biomolecules,the results with monodisperse anion exchanger (having the same polystyrene-DVB matrix as Mono Q) show that these resins are good in case of small cation eg. Na+ but give long elution tail in case of larger molecules eg. Eu-a hydroxy isobutyric acid complex due to contributed of micropores. (author)

  5. Thermally conductive polymers

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    Byrd, N. R.; Jenkins, R. K.; Lister, J. L. (inventors)

    1971-01-01

    A thermally conductive polymer is provided having physical and chemical properties suited to use as a medium for potting electrical components. The polymer is prepared from hydroquinone, phenol, and formaldehyde, by conventional procedures employed for the preparation of phenol-formaldehyde resins. While the proportions of the monomers can be varied, a preferred polymer is formed from the monomers in a 1:1:2.4 molar or ratio of hydroquinone:phenol:formaldehyde.

  6. Ordered mesoporous carbon coating on cordierite: Synthesis and application as an efficient adsorbent

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    Highlight: ? Surfactant self-assembly of ordered mesoporous carbon coating on honeycomb cordierite. ? Carbon coating with opened, hexagonally ordered pore arrays. ? Honeycomb adsorbents for removal of p-chlorophenol. ? The adsorbents exhibit large processing volume, and great advantages in reusability. - Abstract: Ordered mesoporous carbon coating on the honeycomb cordierite substrate has been prepared using low-polymerized phenolic resins as carbon sources and triblock copolymer F127 as the structure directing agent via the evaporation induced self-assembly route. The high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (HRSEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and nitrogen sorption techniques prove the hexagonally ordered pore arrays of carbon coating on the cordierite. The honeycomb monolith adsorbents coated by ordered mesoporous carbons are directly used without any activation, and exhibit adsorption capacities for chlorinated organic pollutants in water with 200 mg/g for p-chlorophenol and 178 mg/g for p-chloroaniline (with respect to the net carbon coating), high adsorption ratio for low-concentration pollutants, large processing volumes and reusability. More than 200 repeated times can be achieved without obvious loss in both adsorption capacity and weight.

  7. Ordered mesoporous carbon-titania composites and their enhanced photocatalytic properties.

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    Wickramaratne, Nilantha P; Jaroniec, Mietek

    2015-07-01

    A series of ordered mesoporous titania-carbon composites was synthesized by self-assembly of carbon and titania precursors in the presence of Pluronic F127 block copolymer as a template under acidic conditions. Resorcinol and formaldehyde were used as carbon precursors and titanium isopropoxide was employed as titania precursor. Pluronic F127 [poly(ethylene oxide) - poly(propylene oxide) - poly(ethylene oxide) triblock copolymer] was employed as a soft template. The controlled polymerization of phenolic resin precursors and condensation of titania precursor in hydrophilic domains of the block copolymer template followed by carbonization resulted in ordered mesoporous titania-carbon composites. These composites possessed uniform ordered cylindrical mesopores (7-8 nm) created by thermal decomposition of the soft template, crystalline titania particles (anatase phase, 7-8 nm) embedded in the carbon matrix, and high percentage of titania (up to 48%). N2 adsorption analysis showed that the aforementioned composites exhibited large surface area (close to reaching 600 m(2)/g) and enhanced photocatalytic activity toward photodegradation of rhodomine B due to the presence of titania nanoparticles uniformly dispersed in the carbon mesostructure. PMID:25648111

  8. Ordered mesoporous carbon coating on cordierite: Synthesis and application as an efficient adsorbent

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    Wan, Ying, E-mail: ywan@shnu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Ministry of Education, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Functional Materials, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234 (China); Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234 (China); Cui, Xiangting; Wen, Zhentao [Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234 (China)

    2011-12-30

    Highlight: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Surfactant self-assembly of ordered mesoporous carbon coating on honeycomb cordierite. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Carbon coating with opened, hexagonally ordered pore arrays. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Honeycomb adsorbents for removal of p-chlorophenol. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The adsorbents exhibit large processing volume, and great advantages in reusability. - Abstract: Ordered mesoporous carbon coating on the honeycomb cordierite substrate has been prepared using low-polymerized phenolic resins as carbon sources and triblock copolymer F127 as the structure directing agent via the evaporation induced self-assembly route. The high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (HRSEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and nitrogen sorption techniques prove the hexagonally ordered pore arrays of carbon coating on the cordierite. The honeycomb monolith adsorbents coated by ordered mesoporous carbons are directly used without any activation, and exhibit adsorption capacities for chlorinated organic pollutants in water with 200 mg/g for p-chlorophenol and 178 mg/g for p-chloroaniline (with respect to the net carbon coating), high adsorption ratio for low-concentration pollutants, large processing volumes and reusability. More than 200 repeated times can be achieved without obvious loss in both adsorption capacity and weight.

  9. Synthesis of mesoporous SAPO-34 zeolite from mesoporous silica materials for methanol to light olefins.

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    Kang, Eun A; Kim, Tae-Wan; Chae, Ho-Jeong; Kim, Min; Jeong, Kwang-Eun; Kim, Joo-Wan; Kim, Chul-Ung; Jeong, Soon-Yong

    2013-11-01

    Mesoporous SAPO-34 zeolites were synthesized by using as-prepared mesoporous silica material as both silica source and mesopore tailor. The mesoporous SAPO-34 zeolite materials thus obtained are characterized by a series of different techniques, including poweder X-ray diffraction pattern, nitrogen physisorption analysis, scanning electron micrograph, temperature programmed desorption of ammonia, and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry. The resultant mesoporous SAPO-34 crystals exhibit sphere-like particle with zeolite layer units. The mesopore size distribution and particle size can be changed by amounts of silica source and water. The methanol-to-olefins (MTO) reactions using these mesoporous SAPO-34 zeolites are carried out with a fixed-bed reactor. Catalytic tests exhibit that the mesoporous SAPO-34 zeolite materials show high catalytic activity compared with the conventional SAPO-34 for MTO reaction. The better catalytic activity and longer life time of the mesoporous SAPO-34 catalysts in MTO are mainly due to the existence of the mesoporosity of SAPO-34 with small particle size. PMID:24245281

  10. Method for removing contaminants from plastic resin

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    Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee's Summit, MO); DeLaurentiis, Gary M. (Jamestown, CA)

    2008-12-09

    A resin recycling method that produces essentially contaminant-free synthetic resin material in an environmentally safe and economical manner. The method includes receiving the resin in container form. The containers are then ground into resin particles. The particles are exposed to a solvent, the solvent contacting the resin particles and substantially removing contaminants on the resin particles. After separating the particles and the resin, a solvent removing agent is used to remove any residual solvent remaining on the resin particles after separation.

  11. Microwave absorption properties and infrared emissivities of ordered mesoporous C-TiO2 nanocomposites with crystalline framework

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    Ordered mesoporous C-TiO2 nanocomposites with crystalline framework were prepared by the evaporation-induced triconstituent co-assembly method. The products were characterized by XRD, TEM, N2 adsorption-desorption and TG. Their microwave absorption properties were investigated by mixing the product and epoxy resin. It is found that the peak with minimum reflection loss value moves to lower frequencies and the ordered mesoporous C-TiO2 nanocomposite possesses an excellent microwave absorbing property with the maximum reflection loss of -25.4 dB and the bandwidth lower than -10 dB is 6.6 GHz. The attenuation of microwave can be attributed to dielectric loss and their absorption mechanism is discussed in detail. The mesoporous C-TiO2 nanocomposites also exhibit a lower infrared emissivity in the wavelength from 8 to 14 ?m than that of TiO2-free powder. -- Graphical abstract: Ordered mesoporous C-TiO2 nanocomposite with crystalline framework possess excellent microwave absorbing properties with the maximum reflection loss of -25.4 dB and the bandwidth lower than -10 dB is 6.6 GHz. Display Omitted

  12. Drug Loading of Mesoporous Silicon

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    Moffitt, Anne; Coffer, Jeff; Wang, Mengjia

    2011-03-01

    The nanostructuring of crystalline solids with low aqueous solubilities by their incorporation into mesoporous host materials is one route to improve the bioavailability of such solids. Earlier studies suggest that mesoporous Si (PSi), with pore widths in the range of 5-50 nm, is a candidate for such an approach. In this presentation, we describe efforts to load curcumin into free-standing microparticles of PSi. Curcumin is a compound extracted from turmeric root, which is an ingredient of curry. Curucmin has shown activity against selected cancer cell lines, bacteria, and other medical conditions. However, curcumin has a very low bioavailability due to its extremely low water solubility (0.6 ? g/mL). Incorporation of curcumin was achieved by straightforward loading of the molten solid at 185circ; C. Loading experiments were performed using PSi particles of two different size ranges, 45-75 ? m and 150-250 ? m. Longer loading times and ratio of curcumin to PSi leads to a higher percentage of loaded curcumin in both PSi particle sizes (as determined by weight difference). The extent of curcumin crystallinity was assessed by x-ray diffraction (XRD). The solubility and release kinetics of loaded curcumin from the PSi was determined by extraction into water at 37circ; C, with analysis using UV-VIS spectrometry. NSF-REU and TCU.

  13. Amine-functionalized mesoporous polymer as potential sorbent for nickel preconcentration from electroplating wastewater.

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    Islam, Aminul; Zaidi, Noushi; Ahmad, Hilal; Kumar, Suneel

    2015-05-01

    In this study, mesoporous glycidyl methacrylate-divinylbenzene-based chelating resin was synthesized and grafted with diethylenetriamine through epoxy ring-opening reaction. The synthesized resin was characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, surface area and pore size analysis, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and thermogravimetry. The resin was used for the first time as an effective sorbent for the preconcentration of nickel in electroplating wastewater samples. The analytical variables like pH, flow rate for sorption/desorption, and eluate selection were systematically investigated and optimized. The uniform and monolayer sorption behavior of resin for nickel was proved by an evident fit of the equilibrium data to a Langmuir isotherm model. Under optimized conditions, the resin was observed to show a good sorption capacity of 20.25 mg g(-1) and >96 % recovery of nickel even in the presence of a large number of competitive matrix ions. Its ability to extract trace amount of nickel was exhibited by low preconcentration limit (5.9 ?g L(-1)). The calibration curve was found to be linear (R (2)?=?0.998) in the concentration range of 6.0-400.0 ?g L(-1). Coefficient of variation of less than 5 for all the analysis indicated good reproducibility. The reliability was evaluated by the analysis of standard reference material (SRM) and recovery experiments. The applicability of the resin for the systematic preconcentration of nickel is substantiated by the analysis of electroplating wastewater and river water samples. Graphical abstract ?. PMID:25561258

  14. Sample Desorption/Onization From Mesoporous Silica

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    Iyer, Srinivas (Los Alamos, NM); Dattelbaum, Andrew M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2005-10-25

    Mesoporous silica is shown to be a sample holder for laser desorption/ionization of mass spectrometry. Supported mesoporous silica was prepared by coating an ethanolic silicate solution having a removable surfactant onto a substrate to produce a self-assembled, ordered, nanocomposite silica thin film. The surfactant was chosen to provide a desired pore size between about 1 nanometer diameter and 50 nanometers diameter. Removal of the surfactant resulted in a mesoporous silica thin film on the substrate. Samples having a molecular weight below 1000, such as C.sub.60 and tryptophan, were adsorbed onto and into the mesoporous silica thin film sample holder and analyzed using laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry.

  15. Location of laccase in ordered mesoporous materials

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    Mayoral, Álvaro; Gascón, Victoria; Blanco, Rosa M.; Márquez-Álvarez, Carlos; Díaz, Isabel

    2014-11-01

    The functionalization with amine groups was developed on the SBA-15, and its effect in the laccase immobilization was compared with that of a Periodic Mesoporous Aminosilica. A method to encapsulate the laccase in situ has now been developed. In this work, spherical aberration (Cs) corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy combined with high angle annular dark field detector and electron energy loss spectroscopy were applied to identify the exact location of the enzyme in the matrix formed by the ordered mesoporous solids.

  16. Mesoporous hybrid organosilica containing urethane moieties

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    Mesoporous hybrid material containing urethane moieties in functionalized long chain organic group have been synthesized by using bis[3-(triethoxysilyl) propyl urethane]ethane (BTESPUE) and tetraethoxysilane as structural ingredients. The incorporation of BTESPUE within the framework of mesoporous material was confirmed by Fourier transform-infrared, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, solid-state NMR spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. This material had a thick wall and uniform pore, which may be attributed to the hydrogen bonding inside framework due to urethane moieties

  17. Tailored adsorption of enzymes onto mesoporous silicates.

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    Gaffney, Darragh

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this research is to synthesise mesoporous silicates, incorporate metal complexes on to the surface of the silicates post synthesis and utilise these materials for the immobilisation of histidine-tagged enzymes to form stable, reusable biocatalysts. Studies in the synthesis of a range of mesoporous silicates and subsequent postsynthetic metal-cyclam functionalisation are presented. The generation of nickel-cyclam functionalised MCM-41/89, SBA-15 and MCF was successful...

  18. Location of laccase in ordered mesoporous materials

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    The functionalization with amine groups was developed on the SBA-15, and its effect in the laccase immobilization was compared with that of a Periodic Mesoporous Aminosilica. A method to encapsulate the laccase in situ has now been developed. In this work, spherical aberration (Cs) corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy combined with high angle annular dark field detector and electron energy loss spectroscopy were applied to identify the exact location of the enzyme in the matrix formed by the ordered mesoporous solids

  19. Radiation curable epoxy resin

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    A carboxyl containing polymer is either prepared in the presence of a polyepoxide or reacted with a polyepoxide. The polymer has sufficient acid groups to react with only about 1 to 10 percent of the epoxide (oxirane) groups. The remaining epoxide groups are reacted with an unsaturated monocarboxylic acid such as acrylic or methacrylic acid to form a radiation curable resin

  20. Nontoxic Resins Advance Aerospace Manufacturing

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    2009-01-01

    The 2008 NASA Commercial Invention of the Year, PETI-330, is a polyimide matrix resin that performs well at high temperatures and is easily processed into composites in a simple, short curing cycle. Invented by scientists at Langley Research Center, PETI-330 is now licensed to Ube Industries, based in Japan with its American headquarters in New York. In addition to being durable and lightweight, the resin is also nontoxic, which makes it safe for workers to handle. PETI-330 was created specifically for heat-resistant composites formed with resin transfer molding and resin infusion, which formerly could only be used with low temperature resin systems.

  1. Mesoporous Carbon Produced from Tri-constituent Mesoporous Carbon-silica Composite for Water Purification

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    Yu, Yanjie

    2012-05-01

    Highly ordered mesoporous carbon-silica nanocomposites with interpenetrating carbon and silica networks were synthesized by the evaporation-induced tri-constituent co- assembly approach. The removal of silica by concentrated NaOH solution produced mesoporous carbons, which contained not only the primary large pores, but also the secondary mesopores in the carbon walls. The thus synthesized mesoporous carbon was further activated by using ZnCl2. The activated mesoporous carbon showed an improved surface area and pore volume. The synthesized mesoporous carbon was tested for diuron removal from water and the results showed that the carbon gave a fast diuron adsorption kinetics and a high diuron removal capacity, which was attributable to the primary mesopore channels being the highway for mass transfer, which led to short diffusion path length and easy accessibility of the interpenetrated secondary mesopores. The optimal adsorption capacity of the porous carbon was determined to be 390 mg/g, the highest values ever reported for diuron adsorption on carbon-based materials.

  2. High strength cementized dried resins

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    One common method for disposal of radioactive resins is to mix them with cement and cast them into monolithic blocks in rigid liners (containers). In some cases, cementized resin samples have reabsorbed water and swelled until the cement crumbled. Therefore, the NRC Branch Technical Position on waste forms requires cementized bead resin to undergo a 0.34 MPa (50 psi) compressive strength test after immersion in water for 90 days in order to qualify as an acceptable radioactive waste disposal form. Many cementized resin waste forms cannot achieve high radioactive waste loading and still qualify as a waste form after the 90-day immersion strength test. It was found that chemically spent resins pretreated in a high efficiency dryer are nearly impermeable to water and will not reabsorb and swell when immersed. The chemical form of the resins was found to be an important factor in water reabsorption. Fresh resins in the H/sup +/ or OH/sup -/ form were susceptible to water reabsorption after high-efficiency drying. However, depleted resins were found to be well-suited for cement solidification and high-strength waste forms were produced with loadings as high as nearly 28 wt.% dried resins (equivalent to 70 wt.% dewatered resins). These waste forms easily withstood the compressive strength test after initial curing and after 90 days of immersion in water

  3. Flame Retardant Epoxy Resins

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    Thompson, C. M.; Smith, J. G., Jr.; Connell, J. W.; Hergenrother, P. M.; Lyon, R. E.

    2004-01-01

    As part of a program to develop fire resistant exterior composite structures for future subsonic commercial aircraft, flame retardant epoxy resins are under investigation. Epoxies and their curing agents (aromatic diamines) containing phosphorus were synthesized and used to prepare epoxy formulations. Phosphorus was incorporated within the backbone of the epoxy resin and not used as an additive. The resulting cured epoxies were characterized by thermogravimetric analysis, propane torch test, elemental analysis and microscale combustion calorimetry. Several formulations showed excellent flame retardation with phosphorous contents as low as 1.5% by weight. The fracture toughness of plaques of several cured formulations was determined on single-edge notched bend specimens. The chemistry and properties of these new epoxy formulations are discussed.

  4. Bismaleimide Copolymer Matrix Resins

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    Parker, John A.; Heimbuch, Alvin H.; Hsu, Ming-Ta S.; Chen, Timothy S.

    1987-01-01

    Graphite composites, prepared from 1:1 copolymer of two new bismaleimides based on N,N'-m-phenylene-bis(m-amino-benzamide) structure have mechanical properties superior to those prepared from other bismaleimide-type resins. New heat-resistant composites replace metal in some structural applications. Monomers used to form copolymers with superior mechanical properties prepared by reaction of MMAB with maleic or citraconic anhydride.

  5. System for removing contaminants from plastic resin

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    Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee's Summit, MO); DeLaurentiis, Gary M. (Jamestown, CA)

    2010-11-23

    A resin recycling system that produces essentially contaminant-free synthetic resin material in an environmentally safe and economical manner. The system includes receiving the resin in container form. A grinder grinds the containers into resin particles. The particles are exposed to a solvent in one or more solvent wash vessels, the solvent contacting the resin particles and substantially removing contaminants on the resin particles. A separator is used to separate the resin particles and the solvent. The resin particles are then placed in solvent removing element where they are exposed to a solvent removing agent which removes any residual solvent remaining on the resin particles after separation.

  6. Corrosion behavior of mesoporous transition metal nitrides

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    Transition metal nitrides (TMN) have many desirable characteristics such as high hardness and good thermal stability under reducing conditions. This work reports an initial survey of the chemical stability of mesoporous TMNs (TM=Nb, V, Cr and Ti) in water at 80 °C at neutral, acidic and alkaline pH. The mesoporous TMNs had specific surface areas of 25–60 m2/g with average pore sizes ranging from 10 to 50 nm. The high surface areas of these materials enhance the rate of corrosion per unit mass over that of a bulk material, making detection of corrosion much easier. The products were characterized by Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns and by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Several nitrides have corrosion rates that are, within error, not distinguishable from zero (±1 Å/day). Of the nitrides examined, CrN appears to be the most corrosion resistant under acidic conditions. None of the nitrides studied are corrosion resistant under alkaline conditions. - Graphical abstract: Corrosion behavior of mesoporous transition metal nitrides (TM=Nb, V, Cr and Ti) in acidic and alkaline solutions at 80 °C for 2 weeks. Display Omitted - highlights: • Corrosion rates of mesoporous transition metal nitrides in aqueous solution is reported. • The mesoporous TMNs had surface areas of 25–60 m2/g. • CrN is the most corrosion resistant under the conditions studied

  7. Carbon Nanotube Synthesis Using Mesoporous Silica Templates

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    Zheng, Feng; Liang, Liang; Gao, Yufei; Sukamto, Johanes H.; Aardahl, Chris L.

    2002-07-01

    Well-aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were grown on mesoporous silica films by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Ethylene was used as the carbon source and CVD was performed at 1023 K and atmospheric pressure. The films were doped with Fe during gelation, and three different structure directing agents were used for mesoporous silica synthesis: polyoxyethylene (10) cetyl ether (C16EO10), Pluronic tri-block copolymer (P123), and cetyltriethylammonium chloride (CTAC). A high degree of CNT alignment on C16EO10-mesoporous silica films was produced at Fe:Si molar ratio of 1.80. Similar alignment of CNTs was achieved on the other two types of films but on CTAC-mesoporous silica films, CNTs only grew parallel to the substrate surface from the cracks in the films because of the in-plane arrangement of the mesopores in such films. Considerable progress has been made in producing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by catalytic CVD techniques. If CNTs are to be integrated into certain useful devices, it is critical to be able to grow highly aligned arrays of CNTs with narrow size distribution and at specific locations on a substrate. Long-range alignment normal to the substrate results from steric crowding if the initial catalyst sites are sufficiently dense. Alignment may be improved with better control of the density of catalytic sites by means of a template of appropriate pore structure. The confinement of CNTs by the pores during the initial growth may also help align CNTs.

  8. A "teardown" method to create large mesotunnels on the pore walls of ordered mesoporous silica.

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    Gu, Dong; Zhang, Fuqiang; Shi, Yifeng; Zhang, Fan; Wu, Zhangxiong; Deng, Yonghui; Zhang, Lijuan; Tu, Bo; Zhao, Dongyuan

    2008-12-15

    A "teardown" method to create large mesotunnels (approximately 9 nm) on the pore walls of ordered mesoporous silicas is demonstrated by digesting the organic constituents from polymer-silicate nanocomposites. The ordered mesostructured polymer-silicate composites were first obtained via the evaporation-induced triconstituent co-assembly method by using a low-molecular-weight phenolic resin (resols) as an organic precursor; prehydrolyzed TEOS as an inorganic precursor, and triblock copolymer F127 as a template. All of organic components including F127 and phenolic resins are removed by the microwave digestion (MWD) method from mesostructured polymer-silica composites. While the removal of triblock copolymer F127 generates main pore channels, the phenolic resins can also be torn down from the pore walls, yielding mesotunnels between the channels. The resulting silica products exhibit ordered 2-D hexagonal mesostructure, large pore volume (up to 1.92 cm(3)/g), and very large pore size (up to 22.9 nm), which is even larger than their mesostructural cell parameter (14.2 nm). TEM images confirm the existence of mesotunnels on the silica pore walls. FT-IR and (29)Si solid-state NMR results reveal that these silica products have a large number of silanol groups. PMID:18848332

  9. Powder Solidifyers of Epoxy Resins

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    Selection and Investigation of New Powder Metallocomplex Agents as Solidifyer of Epoxy Resins for Refinement of Technological Processes During Manufacturing Electrical Insuletion of Big Electrical Engines

  10. Pore Narrowing of Mesoporous Silica Materials

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    Christophe Detavernier

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available To use mesoporous silicas as low-k materials, the pore entrances must be really small to avoid diffusion of metals that can increase the dielectric constant of the low-k dielectric. In this paper we present a new method to narrow the pores of mesoporous materials through grafting of a cyclic-bridged organosilane precursor. As mesoporous material, the well-studied MCM-41 powder was selected to allow an easy characterization of the grafting reactions. Firstly, the successful grafting of the cyclic-bridged organosilane precursor on MCM-41 is presented. Secondly, it is demonstrated that pore narrowing can be obtained without losing porosity by removing the porogen template after grafting. The remaining silanols in the pores can then be end-capped with hexamethyl disilazane (HMDS to make the material completely hydrophobic. Finally, we applied the pore narrowing method on organosilica films to prove that this method is also successful on existing low-k materials.

  11. Mesoporous materials as multifunctional tools in biosciences: principles and applications.

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    Moritz, Micha?; Geszke-Moritz, Ma?gorzata

    2015-04-01

    Research on mesoporous materials for biomedical and biological applications has experienced an outstanding increase during recent years. This review with ca. 420 references provides an overview of mesoporous structures covering synthesis and bioapplications. Various methods of mesoporous material preparation and modification are discussed as controlled synthesis of these molecular sieves has great impact on their properties and applications. In the area of bioapplications, mesoporous materials offer the potential for drug delivery, bioimaging, regenerative medicine, optical and electrochemical biosensing, enzyme immobilization, biomolecule sorption and separation and many others. We also discuss the cytotoxicity aspects of mesoporous structures being of crucial importance for successful application of these novel tools in the biomedical field. Future prospects of mesoporous materials have been also briefly discussed. We believe that the present review will serve as a comprehensive guide for scientists in the area of biosciences giving the background in regard to mesoporous materials. PMID:25686934

  12. 21 CFR 178.3930 - Terpene resins.

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    2010-04-01

    ...Drugs 3 2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Terpene resins. 178.3930 Section 178.3930 Food...Certain Adjuvants and Production Aids § 178.3930 Terpene resins. The terpene resins identified in paragraph (a) of...

  13. Storage process of contaminated ion exchange resin

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    Process for the efficient storage of contaminated ion exchange resins, whether anionic, cationic or mixed, and irrespective of their amount of use. The process in accordance with the invention brings the contaminated ion echange resin(s) into contact with a base compound in sufficient quantity to block the active sites of the cationic resin(s). The ion exchange resins processed in this manner are incorporated in a thermohardening resin at ambient temperature and this thermohardening resin is made to cross-link. The resins that can be stored by this process are polystyrene resins cross-linked with divinylbenzene, which include either sulphonic groupings SO3H (cationic resins) or OH functions taken up on a quaternary ammonium grouping (anionic resins)

  14. 21 CFR 177.1595 - Polyetherimide resin.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Polyetherimide resin. 177.1595 Section 177.1595 Food and Drugs...Contact Surfaces § 177.1595 Polyetherimide resin. The polyetherimide resin identified in this section may be safely...

  15. 21 CFR 872.3140 - Resin applicator.

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    ... 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Resin applicator. 872.3140 Section 872.3140...DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3140 Resin applicator. (a) Identification. A resin applicator is a brushlike device intended...

  16. Mesoporous Silica and Composite Nanostructures for Theranostics

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    Khlebtsov B.N.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available We discus methods for fabrication of silica and composite nanoparticles, which can be used in various biomedical applications. The most promising types of such nanostructures are hollow silica nanosheres, silica coated plasmon-resonant nanoparticles (gold nanorods and gold-silver nanocages and nanorattles. Mesoporous silica shell can be doped by desirable targeting molecules. Here we present the results of formation of nanocomposites composed of gold nanorods and double-layer silica shell. The secondary mesoporous silica shell is doped with a photosensitizer (hematoporphyrine in our case. We demonstate some of promising theranostics applications of these nanocomposites for bioimaging and in vivo therapy of tumors.

  17. Location of laccase in ordered mesoporous materials

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    Álvaro Mayoral

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The functionalization with amine groups was developed on the SBA-15, and its effect in the laccase immobilization was compared with that of a Periodic Mesoporous Aminosilica. A method to encapsulate the laccase in situ has now been developed. In this work, spherical aberration (Cs corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy combined with high angle annular dark field detector and electron energy loss spectroscopy were applied to identify the exact location of the enzyme in the matrix formed by the ordered mesoporous solids.

  18. Location of laccase in ordered mesoporous materials

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    Mayoral, Álvaro [Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas, Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon, Universidad de Zaragoza, Edificio I - D, Mariano Esquillor, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain); Gascón, Victoria; Blanco, Rosa M.; Márquez-Álvarez, Carlos; Díaz, Isabel, E-mail: idiaz@icp.csic.es [Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, c/Marie Curie 2, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2014-11-01

    The functionalization with amine groups was developed on the SBA-15, and its effect in the laccase immobilization was compared with that of a Periodic Mesoporous Aminosilica. A method to encapsulate the laccase in situ has now been developed. In this work, spherical aberration (C{sub s}) corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy combined with high angle annular dark field detector and electron energy loss spectroscopy were applied to identify the exact location of the enzyme in the matrix formed by the ordered mesoporous solids.

  19. Orientation specific deposition of mesoporous particles

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    Tomas Kjellman

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available We present a protocol for a facile orientation specific deposition of plate-like mesoporous SBA-15 silica particles onto a surface (mesopores oriented normal to surface. A drop of an aqueous dispersion of particles is placed on the surface and water vaporizes under controlled relative humidity. Three requirements are essential for uniform coverage: particle dispersion should not contain aggregates, a weak attraction between particles and surface is needed, and evaporation rate should be low. Aggregates are removed by stirring/sonication. Weak attraction is realized by introducing cationic groups to the surface. Insight into the mechanisms of the so-called coffee stain effect is also provided.

  20. Indirect resin composites

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    Full Text Available Aesthetic dentistry continues to evolve through innovations in bonding agents, restorative materials, and conservative preparation techniques. The use of direct composite restoration in posterior teeth is limited to relatively small cavities due to polymerization stresses. Indirect composites offer an esthetic alternative to ceramics for posterior teeth. This review article focuses on the material aspect of the newer generation of composites. This review was based on a PubMed database search which we limited to peer-reviewed articles in English that were published between 1990 and 2010 in dental journals. The key words used were ?indirect resin composites,? composite inlays,? and ?fiber-reinforced composites.?

  1. Synthesis and Properties of Phloroglucinol-Phenol-Formaldehyde Carbon Aerogels and Xerogels.

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    Jirglová, Hana; Pérez-Cadenas, A. F.; Maldonado-Hódar, F. J.

    2009-01-01

    Ro?. 25, ?. 4 (2009), s. 2461-2466. ISSN 0743-7463 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : organic aerogels * immersion calorimetry * activated carbon Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 3.898, year: 2009

  2. Molecular sieve behaviour of carbon aerogels and xerogels prepared from phloroglucinol-phenol-formaldehyde polymerization.

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    Jirglová, Hana; Pérez-Cadenas, A. F.; Hódar, F. J. M.

    Biarritz : SARL VACANCES SUD TERRES BASQUES, 2009, ID 153. [Carbon 09. Biarritz (FR), 14.06.2009-19.06.2009] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : polymerization * molecular sieves * carbon aerogels Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  3. Properties of the Carboxylate ion exchange resins

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    Weakly acidic, carboxylic resin has been selected, together with strong base anion resins, for water purification at the Forsmark 1 and 2 reactors. For the strong (but not the weak) ion exchange resin the Nuclear Power Inspectorate has given permission to dispose the spent resins in the SFR 1 (the Final Repository for Radioactive Operational Waste). This report gives a review of the carboxylic resins and comes to the conclusion that the resins are very stable and that there should not exist any risks for increased leaching of radionuclides from SFR 1 if these resins are disposed (compared to the strong resins)

  4. Recovery of silica from electronic waste for the synthesis of cubic MCM-48 and its application in preparing ordered mesoporous carbon molecular sieves using a green approach

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    The electronics industry is one of the world’s fastest growing manufacturing industries. However, e-waste has become a serious pollution problem. This study reports the recovery of e-waste for preparing valuable MCM-48 and ordered mesoporous carbon for the first time. Specifically, this study adopts an alkali-extracted method to obtain sodium silicate precursors from electronic packaging resin ash. The influence of synthesis variables such as gelation pH, neutral/cationic surfactant ratio, hydrothermal treatment temperature, and calcination temperature on the mesophase of MCM-48 materials is investigated. Experimental results confirm that well-ordered cubic MCM-48 materials were synthesized in strongly acidic and strongly basic media. The resulting mesoporous silica had a high surface area of 1,317 m2/g, mean pore size of about 3.0 nm, and a high purity of 99.87 wt%. Ordered mesoporous carbon with high surface area (1,715 m2/g) and uniform pore size of CMK-1 type was successfully prepared by impregnating MCM-48 template using the resin waste. The carbon structure was sensitive to the sulfuric acid concentration and carbonization temperature. Converting e-waste into MCM-48 materials not only eliminates the disposal problem of e-waste, but also transforms industrial waste into a useful nanomaterial.

  5. Unidirectional self-assembly of soft templated mesoporous carbons by zone annealing

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    Xue, Jiachen; Singh, Gurpreet; Qiang, Zhe; Karim, Alamgir; Vogt, Bryan D.

    2013-08-01

    Surfactant or block copolymer-templated mesoporous films have been extensively explored, but achieving mesostructure coherence and unidirectional orientation over macroscopic dimensions has remained quite challenging for these self-assembled systems. Here, we extend the concepts associated with zone refinement of crystalline materials to soft templated mesoporous carbon films based on the cooperative assembly of commercial non-ionic surfactants (block copolymers) and phenolic resin oligomers (resol) to provide macroscopic alignment of both cubic (FDU-16) and hexagonal (FDU-15) mesostructures. The average orientation of these mesophases is determined from rotation grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) measurements. For FDU-15 templated by Pluronic P123, the orientation factor for the zone-annealed film is 0.98 based on the average of the second Legendre polynomial, but this orientation deteriorates significantly during carbonization. Notably, a thermal stabilization step following zone annealing preserves the orientation of the mesostructure during carbonization. The orientation factor for an isotropic cubic structure (FDU-16 templated by Pluronic F127) is only 0.48 (based on the 111 reflection with incident angle 0.15°) for the same zone annealing protocol, but this illustrates the versatility of zone annealing to different mesostructures. Unexpectedly, zone annealing of FDU-15 templated by Pluronic F127 leads to stabilization of the mesostructure through carbonization, whereas this structure collapses fully during carbonization even after extended oven annealing; despite no clear macroscopic orientation of the cylindrical mesostructure from zone annealing. Thermal zone annealing provides a simple methodology to produce highly ordered and macroscopically oriented stable mesoporous carbon films, but the efficacy is strongly tied to the mobility of the template during the zone annealing.Surfactant or block copolymer-templated mesoporous films have been extensively explored, but achieving mesostructure coherence and unidirectional orientation over macroscopic dimensions has remained quite challenging for these self-assembled systems. Here, we extend the concepts associated with zone refinement of crystalline materials to soft templated mesoporous carbon films based on the cooperative assembly of commercial non-ionic surfactants (block copolymers) and phenolic resin oligomers (resol) to provide macroscopic alignment of both cubic (FDU-16) and hexagonal (FDU-15) mesostructures. The average orientation of these mesophases is determined from rotation grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) measurements. For FDU-15 templated by Pluronic P123, the orientation factor for the zone-annealed film is 0.98 based on the average of the second Legendre polynomial, but this orientation deteriorates significantly during carbonization. Notably, a thermal stabilization step following zone annealing preserves the orientation of the mesostructure during carbonization. The orientation factor for an isotropic cubic structure (FDU-16 templated by Pluronic F127) is only 0.48 (based on the 111 reflection with incident angle 0.15°) for the same zone annealing protocol, but this illustrates the versatility of zone annealing to different mesostructures. Unexpectedly, zone annealing of FDU-15 templated by Pluronic F127 leads to stabilization of the mesostructure through carbonization, whereas this structure collapses fully during carbonization even after extended oven annealing; despite no clear macroscopic orientation of the cylindrical mesostructure from zone annealing. Thermal zone annealing provides a simple methodology to produce highly ordered and macroscopically oriented stable mesoporous carbon films, but the efficacy is strongly tied to the mobility of the template during the zone annealing. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: GISAXS profiles for the FDU-15-F127 at ? = 0° and ? = 90° is included along with 2D GISAXS data for all azimuthal data associated with FDU-15-P123 to illustrate th

  6. Preparation and characterization of multifunctional magnetic mesoporous calcium silicate materials

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    Jianhua Zhang, Yufang Zhu, Jie Li, Min Zhu, Cuilian Tao and Nobutaka Hanagata

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We have prepared multifunctional magnetic mesoporous Fe–CaSiO3 materials using triblock copolymer (P123 as a structure-directing agent. The effects of Fe substitution on the mesoporous structure, in vitro bioactivity, magnetic heating ability and drug delivery property of mesoporous CaSiO3 materials were investigated. Mesoporous Fe–CaSiO3 materials had similar mesoporous channels (5–6 nm with different Fe substitution. When 5 and 10% Fe were substituted for Ca in mesoporous CaSiO3 materials, mesoporous Fe–CaSiO3 materials still showed good apatite-formation ability and had no cytotoxic effect on osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells evaluated by the elution cell culture assay. On the other hand, mesoporous Fe–CaSiO3 materials could generate heat to raise the temperature of the surrounding environment in an alternating magnetic field due to their superparamagnetic property. When we use gentamicin (GS as a model drug, mesoporous Fe–CaSiO3 materials release GS in a sustained manner. Therefore, magnetic mesoporous Fe–CaSiO3 materials would be a promising multifunctional platform with bone regeneration, local drug delivery and magnetic hyperthermia.

  7. Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Functionalized with Sulfonic Acid Groups as Acid Catalyst for Glycerol Acetylation

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    Pascal Van Der Voort

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica (PMO functionalized with sulfonic acid groups has been successfully synthesized via a sequence of post-synthetic modification steps of a trans-ethenylene bridged PMO material. The double bond is functionalized via a bromination and subsequent substitution obtaining a thiol functionality. This is followed by an oxidation towards a sulfonic acid group. After full characterization, the solid acid catalyst is used in the acetylation of glycerol. The catalytic reactivity and reusability of the sulfonic acid modified PMO material is investigated. The catalyst showed a catalytic activity and kinetics that are comparable with the commercially available resin, Amberlyst-15, and furthermore our catalyst can be recycled for several subsequent catalytic runs and retains its catalytic activity.

  8. Porosity of micro/mesoporous composites.

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    Fojtíková, P.; Mintova, S.; ?ejka, Ji?í; Žilková, Nad?žda; Zukal, Arnošt

    2006-01-01

    Ro?. 92, 1-3 (2006), s. 154-160. ISSN 1387-1811 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/05/0197; GA MPO FT-TA/040 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : micro/mesoporous composite * nitrogen adsorption * porous structure development Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 2.796, year: 2006

  9. Unidirectional self-assembly of soft templated mesoporous carbons by zone annealing.

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    Xue, Jiachen; Singh, Gurpreet; Qiang, Zhe; Karim, Alamgir; Vogt, Bryan D

    2013-09-01

    Surfactant or block copolymer-templated mesoporous films have been extensively explored, but achieving mesostructure coherence and unidirectional orientation over macroscopic dimensions has remained quite challenging for these self-assembled systems. Here, we extend the concepts associated with zone refinement of crystalline materials to soft templated mesoporous carbon films based on the cooperative assembly of commercial non-ionic surfactants (block copolymers) and phenolic resin oligomers (resol) to provide macroscopic alignment of both cubic (FDU-16) and hexagonal (FDU-15) mesostructures. The average orientation of these mesophases is determined from rotation grazing incidence small angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) measurements. For FDU-15 templated by Pluronic P123, the orientation factor for the zone-annealed film is 0.98 based on the average of the second Legendre polynomial, but this orientation deteriorates significantly during carbonization. Notably, a thermal stabilization step following zone annealing preserves the orientation of the mesostructure during carbonization. The orientation factor for an isotropic cubic structure (FDU-16 templated by Pluronic F127) is only 0.48 (based on the 111 reflection with incident angle 0.15°) for the same zone annealing protocol, but this illustrates the versatility of zone annealing to different mesostructures. Unexpectedly, zone annealing of FDU-15 templated by Pluronic F127 leads to stabilization of the mesostructure through carbonization, whereas this structure collapses fully during carbonization even after extended oven annealing; despite no clear macroscopic orientation of the cylindrical mesostructure from zone annealing. Thermal zone annealing provides a simple methodology to produce highly ordered and macroscopically oriented stable mesoporous carbon films, but the efficacy is strongly tied to the mobility of the template during the zone annealing. PMID:23857325

  10. Functionalized bimodal mesoporous silicas as carriers for controlled aspirin delivery

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    Gao, Lin; Sun, Jihong; Li, Yuzhen

    2011-08-01

    The bimodal mesoporous silica modified with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane was performed as the aspirin carrier. The samples' structure, drug loading and release profiles were characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, N 2 adsorption and desorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, TG analysis, elemental analysis and UV-spectrophotometer. For further exploring the effects of the bimodal mesopores on the drug delivery behavior, the unimodal mesoporous material MCM-41 was also modified as the aspirin carrier. Meantime, Korsmeyer-Peppas equation ft= ktn was employed to analyze the dissolution data in details. It is indicated that the bimodal mesopores are beneficial for unrestricted drug molecules diffusing and therefore lead to a higher loading and faster releasing than that of MCM-41. The results show that the aspirin delivery properties are influenced considerably by the mesoporous matrix, whereas the large pore of bimodal mesoporous silica is the key point for the improved controlled-release properties.

  11. Highly mesoporous carbons obtained using a dynamic template method

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    Bandosz, Teresa J.; Ovín Ania, María Concepción

    2006-01-01

    New nanoporous carbons with extremely high mesopore volumes and surface areas were obtained using mesoporous silica with a 3-D wormhole porous framework as templates. Mesoporous silica was synthesized following the literature described methods. Polystyrene sulfonic acid-based organic salts were used as carbon precursors. To evaluate the effect of sodium on porosity development silica matrices with various thicknesses of pore walls were synthesized. Prior to carbonization, in order to increase...

  12. Phenolic resin-based porous carbons for adsorption and energy storage applications

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    Wickramaratne, Nilantha P.

    The main objective of this dissertation research is to develop phenolic resin based carbon materials for range of applications by soft-templating and Stober-like synthesis strategies. Applications Studied in this dissertation are adsorption of CO2, bio-molecular and heavy metal ions, and energy storage devices. Based on that, our goal is to design carbon materials with desired pore structure, high surface area, graphitic domains, incorporated metal nanoparticles, and specific organic groups and heteroatoms. In this dissertation the organic-organic self-assembly of phenolic resins and triblock copolymers under acidic conditions will be used to obtain mesoporous carbons/carbon composites and Stober-like synthesis involving phenolic resins under basic condition will be used to prepare polymer/carbon particles and their composites. The structure of this dissertation consists of an introductory chapter (Chapter 1) discussing the general synthesis of carbon materials, particularly the soft-templating strategy and Stober-like carbon synthesis. Also, Chapter 1 includes a brief outline of applications namely adsorption of CO2, biomolecule and heavy metal ions, and supercapacitors. Chapter 2 discusses the techniques used for characterization of the carbon materials studied. This chapter starts with nitrogen adsorption analysis, which is used to measure the specific surface area, pore volume, distribution of pore sizes, and pore width. In addition to nitrogen adsorption, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution thermogravimetric analysis (HR-TGA), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and CHNS elemental analysis (EA) are mentioned too. Chapter 3 is focused on carbon materials for CO2 adsorption. There are different types of porous solid materials such as silicate, MOFs, carbons, and zeolites studied for CO2 adsorption. However, the carbon based materials are considered to be the best candidates for CO 2 adsorption to the industrial point of view. So far, carbons with high surface area and nitrogen content have been vastly studied. Also, there are several reports showing the importance of pore size towards CO2 adsorption at ambient conditions. In the case of nitrogen containing carbons, it was shown that the incorporation of nitrogen into carbon matrix is a challenging task. In chapter 3, we discussed how to improve the surface area and pore size distribution of phenolic resin-based carbons to obtain optimum CO 2 adsorption capacities at ambient conditions. The chemical and physical activation of polymer/carbon particles is used to generate necessary physical properties of the final carbons, which display unprecedented CO2 adsorption capacities at ambient conditions. Moreover, the modified Stober-like methods are used for the synthesis of nitrogen containing carbon particles. These facile synthesis methods afford highly porous nitrogen containing carbons with comparatively high CO2 adsorption capacities at ambient conditions. Chapter 4 begins with synthesis of ultra large mesoporous carbons using (ethylene oxide)38 (butylene oxide)46 (ethylene oxide) 38 triblock copolymer as a soft template and phenolic resins as the carbon precursors. Even though, there are many reports dealing with the synthesis of mesoporous silica with large pores for bio-molucular adsorption their high cost discourage them to use in industrial applications. However, cheap mesoporous carbons with large pores (>15 nm) are potential materials for bio-molecular adsorption on large scale. The first part of chapter 4 is demonstrates the synthesis of mesoporous carbons with ultra large pores for bio-molecular adsorption. Lysozyme was selected as a model biomolecule for adsorption processes. The second part of Chapter 4 is focused on functionalized polymer spheres for heavy metal ions adsorption. It is shown that the synthesis of functionalized polymer spheres can be achieved by using modified Stober method; the reacting spheres show very high Cu2+ ion adsorption capacities. Next, Chapter 5 is devoted to carbon materials for superca

  13. Preparation of superhydrophilic mesoporous SiO2 thin films

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    Using a simple sol-gel/spin-coating method, mesoporous SiO2 thin films were prepared on glass slides. All of the prepared thin films were colorless and transparent as original glass substrates. XRD and TEM measurements revealed that the prepared SiO2 thin films coated 3-12 times possess hexagonal mesoporous structure. The mesoporous SiO2 thin films performed the superhydrophilicity and antifogging property in the absence of UV light irradiation. The results suggested that the appropriate film thickness and mesoporous structures can improve the surface superhydrophilic behavior of SiO2 thin films.

  14. Preparation of superhydrophilic mesoporous SiO2 thin films

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    Chen, Peiyi; Hu, Yun; Wei, Chaohai

    2012-03-01

    Using a simple sol-gel/spin-coating method, mesoporous SiO2 thin films were prepared on glass slides. All of the prepared thin films were colorless and transparent as original glass substrates. XRD and TEM measurements revealed that the prepared SiO2 thin films coated 3-12 times possess hexagonal mesoporous structure. The mesoporous SiO2 thin films performed the superhydrophilicity and antifogging property in the absence of UV light irradiation. The results suggested that the appropriate film thickness and mesoporous structures can improve the surface superhydrophilic behavior of SiO2 thin films.

  15. Metal ion adsorption using polyamine-functionalized mesoporous materials prepared from bromopropyl-functionalized mesoporous silica

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    Mesoporous silicas carrying di-, tri-, or penta-amine functional groups were prepared by prior functionalization of a mesoporous silica with bromopropyl-functional groups followed by nucleophilic displacement of the bromine atoms by ethylenediamine, diethylenetriamine, or tetraethylenepentamine, respectively. A synthetic method was developed that gave a starting material with very high surface coverage by the 3-brompropyl groups. Batch tests were conducted to investigate the capabilities of the prepared adsorbents for the removal of copper, zinc, and cadmium from aqueous solutions. The metal adsorption capacities for these metals were determined as a function of the polyamine group used and the total nitrogen content. The tendency to chemisorb divalent metal ions was found to follow the order: Cu2+ > Zn2+ > Cd2+. It was found that the ethylenediamine derivative unexpectedly exhibited the highest capacities. The metal sorption by the ethylenediamine functionalized silica was found to follow first order kinetics with rate constants for Cu2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+ uptake of 0.028, 0.019, and 0.014 min-1, respectively. The substituted mesoporous silicas showed high resistance to leaching of the grafted polyamine groups. Copper ions that were adsorbed at the surface of the mesoporous silicas can be recovered by washing with an aqueous solution of 1.0 M HNO3. The activities of the recovered mesosub>. The activities of the recovered mesoporous silicas were between 80 and 90% of the original materials.

  16. Metal ion adsorption using polyamine-functionalized mesoporous materials prepared from bromopropyl-functionalized mesoporous silica.

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    Alothman, Zeid A; Apblett, Allen W

    2010-10-15

    Mesoporous silicas carrying di-, tri-, or penta-amine functional groups were prepared by prior functionalization of a mesoporous silica with bromopropyl-functional groups followed by nucleophilic displacement of the bromine atoms by ethylenediamine, diethylenetriamine, or tetraethylenepentamine, respectively. A synthetic method was developed that gave a starting material with very high surface coverage by the 3-brompropyl groups. Batch tests were conducted to investigate the capabilities of the prepared adsorbents for the removal of copper, zinc, and cadmium from aqueous solutions. The metal adsorption capacities for these metals were determined as a function of the polyamine group used and the total nitrogen content. The tendency to chemisorb divalent metal ions was found to follow the order: Cu(2+)>Zn(2+)>Cd(2+). It was found that the ethylenediamine derivative unexpectedly exhibited the highest capacities. The metal sorption by the ethylenediamine functionalized silica was found to follow first order kinetics with rate constants for Cu(2+), Zn(2+) and Cd(2+) uptake of 0.028, 0.019, and 0.014 min(-1), respectively. The substituted mesoporous silicas showed high resistance to leaching of the grafted polyamine groups. Copper ions that were adsorbed at the surface of the mesoporous silicas can be recovered by washing with an aqueous solution of 1.0 M HNO(3). The activities of the recovered mesoporous silicas were between 80 and 90% of the original materials. PMID:20663609

  17. Bending characteristics of resin concretes

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    Ribeiro Maria Cristina Santos

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available In this research work the influence of composition and curing conditions in bending strength of polyester and epoxy concrete is analyzed. Various mixtures of resin and aggregates were considered in view of an optimal combination. The Taguchi methodology was applied in order to reduce the number of tests, and in order to evaluate the influence of various parameters in concrete properties. This methodology is very useful for the planning of experiments. Test results, analyzed by this methodology, shown that the most significant factors affecting bending strength properties of resin concretes are the type of resin, resin content and charge content. An optimal formulation leading to a maximum bending strength was achieved in terms of material parameters.

  18. Bending characteristics of resin concretes

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    Maria Cristina Santos, Ribeiro; Cassilda Maria Lopes, Tavares; Miguel, Figueiredo; António Joaquim Mendes, Ferreira; António Augusto, Fernandes.

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    Full Text Available In this research work the influence of composition and curing conditions in bending strength of polyester and epoxy concrete is analyzed. Various mixtures of resin and aggregates were considered in view of an optimal combination. The Taguchi methodology was applied in order to reduce the number of t [...] ests, and in order to evaluate the influence of various parameters in concrete properties. This methodology is very useful for the planning of experiments. Test results, analyzed by this methodology, shown that the most significant factors affecting bending strength properties of resin concretes are the type of resin, resin content and charge content. An optimal formulation leading to a maximum bending strength was achieved in terms of material parameters.

  19. Liquid monobenzoxazine based resin system

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    Tietze, Roger; Nguyen, Yen-Loan; Bryant, Mark

    2014-10-07

    The present invention provides a liquid resin system including a liquid monobenzoxazine monomer and a non-glycidyl epoxy compound, wherein the weight ratio of the monobenzoxazine monomer to the non-glycidyl epoxy compound is in a range of about 25:75 to about 60:40. The liquid resin system exhibits a low viscosity and exceptional stability over an extended period of time making its use in a variety of composite manufacturing methods highly advantageous.

  20. Concrete rehabilitation using epoxy resins

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    Silva, Lui?s; Aguiar, J. L. Barroso

    2010-01-01

    The use of polymeric materials in civil construction makes possible original bonding processes because they have good adhesion. In this paper the bond between fresh/hardened concrete was made using epoxy resins in aqueous solution. Also the incorporation of one filler in the epoxy resins was analyzed. This study had two phases. n the first were conducted two shear tests - slant and direct. In the second phase were produced concrete with different strength classes by varying the ratio W/C - 0....

  1. 76 FR 4936 - Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy

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    ...Third Review)] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy AGENCY: United States International Trade...antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin (``granular PTFE resin'') from...

  2. OIL PALM TRUNK POLYMER COMPOSITE: MORPHOLOGY, WATER ABSORPTION, AND THICKNESS SWELLING BEHAVIOURS

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    C. K. Abdullah,; M. Jawaid,; H. P. S. Abdul Khalil,; A. Zaidon,; Hadiyane, A.

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    In this research, impregnated oil palm trunks (OPT) and polymer composites were prepared from a combination of dried oil palm trunks with phenol formaldehyde (PF) and urea formaldehyde (UF) resin in different resin percentages using an impregnation method. Time of impregnation was a parameter used to control the percentage of resin content in the oil palm trunks. These studies investigated the effect of resin content and types of resin on the physical properties of impregnated OPT. Water abso...

  3. Acylation Reactions over Zeolites and Mesoporous Catalysts.

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    Voláková, Martina; Vitvarová, Dana; ?ejka, Ji?í

    2009-01-01

    Ro?. 2, ?. 6 (2009), s. 486-499. ISSN 1864-5631 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA104/07/0383; GA ?R GD203/08/H032; GA MPO FT-TA5/005 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : acylation * ketones * mesoporous materials * shape-selectivity * zeolites Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 4.767, year: 2009

  4. Investigation of mesoporous structures for thermoelectric applications

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    Mesoporous silicon is an attractive material for thermoelectric application. For pore wall thicknesses around <100 nm, phonons can not penetrate the porous layer while electrons still can, due to there smaller mean free path length. The resulting good electrical and bad thermal conductivity is a premise for efficient thermoelectric devices. This paper presents results regarding homogeneity, high porosity, and optimal pore wall thicknesses for porous silicon based thermoelectric devices.

  5. Ion exchange resin reproducing method and equipment

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    Purpose: To reduce volume of radioactive liquid wastes generated by reproducing the ion exchange resin. Constitution: A pair of ion exchange membranes are placed facing with each other between the anode and the cathode installed in an electrolytic cell which is filled with the aqueous solution of regenerative agent. By using such a device, the spent ion exchange resin is regenerated. The ion exchange resin to be treated is placed in between the aforementioned ion exchange membranes, and then electrolytic dialysis is made by flowing direct current from the electrode. When the ion exchange resin to be regenerated is the cation resin, the cation resin is used as the ion exchange membrane, and sulfuric acid is used as the regenerative agent. Where the anion resin is the ion exchange resin to be generated, the anion resin is used as the ion exchange membrane, and caustic soda is used as the regenerative agent. (Ikeda, J.)

  6. Mesoporous Silica from Rice Husk Ash

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    S.A. Mandavgane

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous silica is used as a raw material in several areas: in preparation of catalysts, in inks, as aconcrete hardening accelerator, as a component of detergents and soaps, as a refractory constituent etc.Sodium silicate is produced by reacting rice hull ash (RHA with aqueous NaOH and silica is precipitatedfrom the sodium silicate by acidification. In the present work, conversion of about 90% of silica containedin RHA into sodium silicate was achieved in an open system at temperatures of about 100 °C. The resultsshowed that silica obtained from RHA is mesoporous, has a large surface area and small particle size.Rice Husk is usually mixed with coal and this mixture is used for firing boilers. The RHA therefore, usuallycontains carbon particles. Activated carbon embedded on silica has been prepared using the carbon alreadypresent in RHA. This carbon shows good adsorption capacity. ©2010 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved(Received: 25th April 2010, Revised: 17th June 2010, Accepted: 24th June 2010[How to Cite: V.R. Shelke, S.S. Bhagade, S.A. Mandavgane. (2010. Mesoporous Silica from Rice Husk Ash. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, 5 (2: 63-67. doi:10.9767/bcrec.5.2.793.63-67

  7. Mesoporous Silica from Rice Husk Ash

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    V.R. Shelke

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous silica is used as a raw material in several areas: in preparation of catalysts, in inks, as a concrete hardening accelerator, as a component of detergents and soaps, as a refractory constituent etc. Sodium silicate is produced by reacting rice hull ash (RHA with aqueous NaOH and silica is precipitated from the sodium silicate by acidification. In the present work, conversion of about 90% of silica contained in RHA into sodium silicate was achieved in an open system at temperatures of about 100 °C. The results showed that silica obtained from RHA is mesoporous, has a large surface area and small particle size. Rice Husk is usually mixed with coal and this mixture is used for firing boilers. The RHA therefore, usually contains carbon particles. Activated carbon embedded on silica has been prepared using the carbon already present in RHA. This carbon shows good adsorption capacity. ©2010 BCREC UNDIP. All rights reserved(Received: 25th April 2010, Revised: 17th June 2010, Accepted: 24th June 2010[How to Cite: V.R. Shelke, S.S. Bhagade, S.A. Mandavgane. (2010. Mesoporous Silica from Rice Husk Ash. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis, 5 (2: 63-67. doi:10.9767/bcrec.5.2.793.63-67][DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.5.2.793.63-67

  8. Immobilization of Methyltrioxorhenium on Mesoporous Aluminosilicate Materials

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    Martina Stekrova

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The presented report focuses on an in-depth detailed characterization of immobilized methyltrioxorhenium (MTO, giving catalysts with a wide spectra of utilization. The range of mesoporous materials with different SiO2/Al2O3 ratios, namely mesoporous alumina (MA, aluminosilicates type Siral (with Al content 60%–90% and MCM-41, were used as supports for immobilization of MTO. The tested support materials (aluminous/siliceous exhibited high surface area, well-defined regular structure and narrow pore size distribution of mesopores, and therefore represent excellent supports for the active components. Some of the supports were modified by zinc chloride in order to obtain catalysts with higher activities for instance in metathesis reactions. The immobilization of MTO was optimized using these supports and it was successful using all supports. The success of the immobilization of MTO and the properties of the prepared heterogeneous catalysts were characterized using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF, atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, physical adsorption of N2, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis, infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR using pyridine as a probe molecule and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS. Furthermore, the catalytic activity of the immobilized MTO on the tested supports was demonstrated on metathesis reactions of various substrates.

  9. Preparation of Mesoporous Ceramics from Polymer Nanotubes

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    Chen, Dian; Park, Soojin; Chen, Jiun-Tai; Redston, Emily; Russell, Thomas

    2009-03-01

    Poly(styrene-b-4-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P4VP) nanotubes were prepared by placing polymer solution into the cylindrical nanopores of an anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane. The PS-b-P4VP nanotubes within the AAO membranes were exposed to tetrahydrofuran vapor to produce uniform spherical micelles along the tube. The tubes were removed from the membranes, then suspended in ethylene glycol, a preferential solvent for P4VP. At 95^ oC, near the glass transition temperature (Tg) of PS, nanotubes with uniform nanopores were obtained by a reconstruction of the nanotubes. As the temperature was increased, mesoporous polymer structures were obtained. Tetraethyl orthosilicate or titanium tetraethoxide, ceramic precursors, were introduced into the 4VP microdomains. After exposure to an oxygen plasma or high temperature, the copolymer was removed and the precursor converted to a mesoporous ceramic. This process offers a simple route for the fabrication of tunable mesoporous ceramic or metallic structures by changing molecular weight of copolymers.

  10. Mesoporous zeolite and zeotype single crystals synthesized in fluoride media

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    Egeblad, Kresten; Kustova, Marina

    2007-01-01

    We report the synthesis and characterization of a series of new mesoporous zeolite and zeotype materials made available by combining new and improved procedures for directly introducing carbon into reaction mixtures with the fluoride route for conventional zeolite synthesis. The mesoporous materials were all prepared by hydrothermal crystallization of gels adsorbed on carbon matrices which were subsequently removed by combustion. The procedures presented here resulted in mesoporous zeolite and zeotypes materials with MFI, MEL, BEA, AFI and CHA framework structures. All samples were characterized by XRPD, SEM, TEM and N-2 physisorption measurements. For the zeolite materials it A as found that mesoporous MFI and MEL structured single crystals could indeed be crystallized from fluoride media using an improved carbon-templating approach. More importantly, it was found that mesoporous BEA-type single crystals could be crystallized from fluoride media by a newly developed procedure presented here. Thus, we here present the only known route to mesoporous BEA-type single crystals, since crystallization of this framework structure from basic media is known to give only nanosized crystals as opposed to mesoporous single crystals. For the zeotype materials it was found that highly crystalline mesoporous materials of AFI and CHA structure types could be synthesized using a newly developed procedure. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Synthesis and Catalytic Performance of Mesoporous Material by Twostep Crystallization

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    LIU Wei-Qiao,SHANG Tong-Ming,LI Gong,WU Fei-Ke,TONG Hui-Juan,SUN Yu-Han

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A mesoporous material was synthesized by using the precursor of MCM22 zeolite through a twostep synthesis route, and characterized by XRD, N2 physical adsorptiondesorption, TEM, 27Al MAS NMR, IR spectra of pyridine adsorbed methods and so on. It was found that the synthesized sample was not a mixture of microporous zeolite and mesoporous material but a new mesoporous molecular sieve with strong acid sites and good thermal stability. The acid catalytic activity for macromolecules was evaluated and compared with conventional mesoporous material MCM-41 through the cracking reaction of cumene and alkylation reaction of benzene with 1dodecen. The results show that the conversions of cumene cracking at 350? over the new mesoporous material and MCM-41 are 68.98% and 48.80%, respectively. For the alkylation reaction of benzene with 1dodecen at 210?, the conversions of 1dodecen over the new mesoporous materials and MCM-41 are around 95.20% and 86.89%, respectively. The selectivities of linear alkylbenzene over the new mesoporous materials and MCM-41 are around 88.11% and 90.06%, respectively. The results show that the catalytic property of the new mesoporous materials for macromolecules is superior to that of MCM-41.

  12. Morphology control of ordered mesoporous carbons for high capacity lithium sulfur batteries

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    Schuster, Joerg David

    2011-06-07

    The focus of this thesis concerns the morphology control of ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) materials. Ordered mesoporous carbons with diverse morphologies, that are thin films, fibers - embedded in anodic alumina membranes and free-standing - or spherical nanoparticles, have been successfully prepared by soft-templating procedures. The mechanisms of structure formation and processing were investigated with in-situ SAXS measurements and their application in high capacity lithium-sulfur batteries was successfully tested in cooperation with Guang He and Linda Nazar from the University of Waterloo in Canada. The Li-S batteries receive increasing attention due to their high theoretical energy density which is 3 to 5 times higher than from lithium-ion batteries. For this type of battery the specific pore volume is crucial for the content of the active component (sulfur) in the cathode and therefore correlates with the capacity and gravimetric energy density of the battery. At first, mesoporous thin films with 2D-hexagonal structure were obtained through organic-organic self-assembly of a preformed oligomeric resol precursor and the triblock copolymer template Pluronic P123. The formation of a condensed-wall material through thermopolymerization of the precursor oligomers resulted in mesostructured phenolic resin films. Subsequent decomposition of the surfactant and partial carbonization were achieved through thermal treatment in inert atmosphere. The films were crack-free with tunable homogenous thicknesses, and showed either 2D-hexagonal or lamellar mesostructure. An additional, yet unknown 3D-mesostructure was also found. In the second part, cubic and circular hexagonal mesoporous carbon phases in the confined environment of tubular anodic alumina membrane (AAM) pores were obtained by self-assembly of the mentioned resol precursor and the triblock copolymer templates Pluronic F127 or P123, respectively. Casting and solvent-evaporation were also followed by thermopolymerization, thermal decomposition of the surfactant and carbonization through thermal treatment at temperatures up to 1000 C in an inert atmosphere. For both structures the AAM pores were completely filled and no shrinkage was observed, due to strong adhesion of the carbon wall material to the AAM pore walls. As a consequence of this restricted shrinkage effect, the mesophase system stayed almost constant even after thermal treatment at 1000 C, and pore sizes of up to 20 nm were obtained. In the third part, the aforementioned mesoporous films and embedded fibers in AAMs were further investigated concerning structure formation and carbonization in an in-situ SAXS study. The in-situ measurements revealed that for both systems the structure formation occurs during the thermopolymerization step. Therefore the process of structure formation differs significantly from the known evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) and may rather be viewed as thermally-induced self-assembly. As a result, the structural evolution strongly depends on the chosen temperature, which controls both the rate of the mesostructure formation and the spatial dimensions of the resulting mesophase. In the fourth part the syntheses recipes for AAMs were applied on a presynthesized silica template for synthesis of freestanding mesoporous carbon nanofibers. The syntheses start with casting of carbon nanofibers with a silica precursor solution leading to a porous silica template after calcination with tubular pores mimicking the initial carbon nanofibers. A synthesis concept using triconstituent coassembly of resol, tetraethylorthosilicate as additional silica precursor and Pluronic F127 was applied here. The silica from the additional precursor was found to be beneficial, due to reduced shrinkage and created additional porosity after etching it. Those OMC nanofibers therefore exhibited a very large surface area and a high pore volume of 2486 m{sup 2}/g and 2.06 cm{sup 3}/g, respectively. Due to their extremely high porosity values, those fibers were successfully applied as sulfur host and electrode

  13. Mesoporous silicates: Materials science and biological applications

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    Roggers, Robert Anthony

    This thesis dissertation presents the collective research into the advancement of mesoporous silicate particles as biointerface devices, the development of new materials and the application of these particles as solid supports for heterogeneous catalysis. Mesoporous silica has been utilized in the aforementioned applications due to several reasons; the first being the ability to achieve high surface areas (500 - 1000 m2 g-1) with controlled pore sizes and particle morphology. Another reason for their popularity is their robustness in applications of heterogeneous catalysis and the ability to functionalize the surface with a wide variety of organic functional groups. In the field of biointerface devices, mesoporous silica nanoparticles represent a class of materials that exhibit high biocompatibility. In addition, the ability to functionalize the surfaces (outer surface and pore interiors) allows the particles to be targeted to specific cell types as well as the ability to release many different therapeutic molecules under specific stimuli. A unique particle coating consisting of a chemically cleavable lipid bilayer that allows for the encapsulation of a fluorescent molecule and increases the biocompatibility of the particle has been developed. The lipid bilayer coated mesoporous silica nanoparticle (LB-MSN) was characterized using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and nitrogen `sorption isotherms. The finished LB-MSN was then incubated with mammalian cells in order to prove their biocompatibility. Confocal micrographs demonstrate the endocytosis of the particles into the cells. In addition the micrographs also show that the LB-MSNs are separate from the endosomal compartments, however due to the lipophilic nature of the dye used to label the endosome there is some debate regarding this conclusion. The lipid bilayer coating was then applied to a large pore MSN (l-MSN) which had been previously shown to cause lysis of red blood cells (RBCs) at low concentrations of particles. The lipid bilayer allowed the particle to interface with particle without resulting in haemolysis. It was observed however, that spiculation (damage) of the RBCs still occurred despite the lack of cell lysis. During the course of the study, the composition of the outer leaflet of the lipid bilayer was altered to more closely match that of the outer leaflet of RBCs. This alteration proved to make the LB-l-MSN particle extremely compatible with RBCs in that spiculation of the cells was reduced by more than 50 % according to observations by scanning electron microscopy. A new synthetic route to mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) was developed using water in oil (W/O) emulsions was developed. This method relies on the presence of an amphiphilic stabilizer molecule to control the size and quality of the spherical morphology of the particles. Partitioning of the oil phase into cetyltrimethylammonium bromide surfactant molecules is implicated in expanding the size of the mesopores from the standard 3 nm pore to 7 nm. This material is extensively characterized using X-ray diffraction techniques and TEM microscopy. Chapter 3 also outlines the synthesis of a new periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) in which the bridging organic group is a benzobisoxazole molecule synthesized in the research group of Dr. Malika Jeffries-EL. While no immediate application of this new particle was proven, we propose this structure as the basis for a new class of light harvesting or light emitting diode material based on the performance of the polymers containing these benzobisoxazole moieties and functionalized dyes. The final project was the initial development of an N-heterocyclic carbene ligand based on an imidazole framework. This project represents significant synthetic challenges in that the pattern of substitution on the imidazole framework has not been reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Despite the synthetic challenges, significant progress has been made towards the goal of generating an MSN with a functional group capable of c

  14. Synthesis and catalytic applications of combined zeolitic/mesoporous materials

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    Jarian Vernimmen

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available In the last decade, research concerning nanoporous siliceous materials has been focused on mesoporous materials with intrinsic zeolitic features. These materials are thought to be superior, because they are able to combine (i the enhanced diffusion and accessibility for larger molecules and viscous fluids typical of mesoporous materials with (ii the remarkable stability, catalytic activity and selectivity of zeolites. This review gives an overview of the state of the art concerning combined zeolitic/mesoporous materials. Focus is put on the synthesis and the applications of the combined zeolitic/mesoporous materials. The different synthesis approaches and formation mechanisms leading to these materials are comprehensively discussed and compared. Moreover, Ti-containing nanoporous materials as redox catalysts are discussed to illustrate a potential implementation of combined zeolitic/mesoporous materials.

  15. Aluminum-rich mesoporous MFI - type zeolite single crystals

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    Kustova, Marina; Kustov, Arkadii

    2005-01-01

    Zeolitcs are crystalline materials, which are widely used as solid acid catalysts and supports in many industrial processes. Recently, mesoporous MFI-type zeolite single crystals were synthesized by use of carbon particles as a mesopore template and sodium aluminate as the aluminum Source. With this technique, only zeolites with relatively low Al contents were reported (Si/Al ratio about 100). In this work, the preparation of aluminum-rich mesoporous MFI-type zeolite single crystals (Si/Al similar to 16-50) using aluminum isopropoxide as the aluminum Source is reported for the first time. All samples are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), ammonia temperature programmed desorption (NH3-TPD), and N-2 adsorption measurements. The obtained zeolites combine the high crystallinity and the characteristic micropores of zeolites with an intracrystalline mesopore system having mesopore volumes varying between 0.37-0.40 cm(3)/g.

  16. [Study on absorbing volatile oil with mesoporous carbon].

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    Yan, Hong-mei; Jia, Xiao-bin; Zhang, Zhen-hai; Sun, E; Yang Nan

    2014-11-01

    Clove oil and turmeric oil were absorbed by mesoporous carbon. The absorption ratio of mesoporous carbon to volatile oil was optimized with the eugenol yield and curcumol yield as criteria Curing powder was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential scanning calorietry (DSC). The effects of mesoporous carbon on dissolution in vitro and thermal stability of active components were studied. They reached high adsorption rate when the absorption ratio of mesoporous carbon to volatile oil was 1:1. When volatile oil was absorbed, dissolution rate of active components had a little improvement and their thermal stability improved after volatile oil was absorbed by the loss rate decreasing more than 50%. Absorbing herbal volatile oil with mesoporous carbon deserves further studying. PMID:25850263

  17. Crystals in crystals : Nanocrystals within mesoporous zeolite single crystals

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    Christensen, Claus H.; Schmidt, I.

    2005-01-01

    A major factor governing the performance of catalytically active particles supported on a zeolite carrier is the degree of dispersion. It is shown that the introduction of noncrystallographic mesopores into zeolite single crystals (silicalite-1, ZSM-5) may increase the degree of particle dispersion. As representative examples, a metal (Pt), an alloy (PtSn), and a metal carbide (beta-Mo2C) were supported on conventional and mesoporous zeolite carriers, respectively, and the degree of particle dispersion was compared by TEM imaging. On conventional zeolites, the supported material aggregated on the outer surface of the zeolite particles, particularly after thermal treatment. When using mesoporous zeolites, the particles were evenly distributed throughout the mesopore system of the zeolitic support, even after calcination, leading to nanocrystals within mesoporous zeolite single crystals.

  18. Biodegradation-tunable mesoporous silica nanorods for controlled drug delivery.

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    Park, Sung Bum; Joo, Young-Ho; Kim, Hyunryung; Ryu, WonHyoung; Park, Yong-il

    2015-05-01

    Mesoporous silica in the forms of micro- or nanoparticles showed great potentials in the field of controlled drug delivery. However, for precision control of drug release from mesoporous silica-based delivery systems, it is critical to control the rate of biodegradation. Thus, in this study, we demonstrate a simple and robust method to fabricate "biodegradation-tunable" mesoporous silica nanorods based on capillary wetting of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template with an aqueous alkoxide precursor solution. The porosity and nanostructure of silica nanorods were conveniently controlled by adjusting the water/alkoxide molar ratio of precursor solutions, heat-treatment temperature, and Na addition. The porosity and biodegradation kinetics of the fabricated mesoporous nanorods were analyzed using N2 adsorption/desorption isotherm, TGA, DTA, and XRD. Finally, the performance of the mesoporous silica nanorods as drug delivery carrier was demonstrated with initial burst and subsequent "zero-order" release of anti-cancer drug, doxorubicin. PMID:25746247

  19. Organized thiol functional groups in mesoporous core shell colloids

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    The co-condensation in situ of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane (MPTMS) using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as a template results in the synthesis of multilayered mesoporous structured SiO2 colloids with “onion-like” chemical environments. Thiol groups were anchored to an inner selected SiO2 porous layer in a bilayered core shell particle producing different chemical regions inside the colloidal layered structure. X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) shows a preferential anchoring of the –SH groups in the double layer shell system, while porosimetry and simple chemical modifications confirm that pores are accessible. We can envision the synthesis of interesting colloidal objects with defined chemical environments with highly controlled properties. - Graphical abstract: Mesoporous core shell SiO2 colloids with organized thiol groups. Highlights: ? Double shell mesoporous silica colloids templated with CTAB. ? Sequential deposition of mesoporous SiO2 layers with different chemistries. ? XPS shows the selective functionalization of mesoporous layers with thiol groups.

  20. Micro/mesoporous composites based on colloidal zeolite grown in mesoporous matrix.

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    Prokešová, Pavla; Petkov, N.; ?ejka, Ji?í; Mintova, S.; Bein, T.

    2005-01-01

    Ro?. 70, - (2005), s. 1829-1847. ISSN 0010-0765 R&D Projects: GA ?R GA203/05/0197; GA AV ?R KJB4040402 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : micro/mesoporous composite * colloidal zeolites * colloids * molecular sieves Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 0.949, year: 2005

  1. Self-assembly fabrication of hollow mesoporous silica@co-Al layered double hydroxide@graphene and application in toxic effluents elimination.

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    Jiang, Shu-Dong; Song, Lei; Zeng, Wen-Ru; Huang, Zheng-Qi; Zhan, Jing; Stec, Anna A; Hull, T Richard; Hu, Yuan; Hu, Wei-Zhao

    2015-04-29

    Here, we propose a self-assembly process to prepare hierarchical HM-SiO2@Co-Al LDH@graphene, with the purpose of combining their outstanding performance. Hollow mesoporous silica was first synthesized as the core, using a novel sonochemical method, followed by a controlled shell coating process and chemical reduction. As a result of the electrostatic potential difference among HM-SiO2, Co-Al LDH, and graphene oxide, the HM-SiO2 spheres were coated by Co-Al LDH and graphene. Subsequently, the HM-SiO2@Co-Al LDH@graphene spheres were introduced into an epoxy resin (EP) matrix for investigation of their toxic effluents capture and elimination effectiveness during combustion. The amount of toxic CO and volatile organic compounds from the epoxy resin decomposition significantly suppressed after incorporating the HM-SiO2@Co-Al LDH@graphene hybrids, implying a reduced toxicity. PMID:25853838

  2. Contribution of mesopores in MgO-templated mesoporous carbons to capacitance in non-aqueous electrolytes

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    Kado, Yuya; Soneda, Yasushi; Yoshizawa, Noriko

    2015-02-01

    MgO-templated mesoporous carbons were fabricated by annealing trimagnesium dicitrate nonahydrate at various temperatures from 700 to 1000 °C with subsequent acid leaching of MgO. The obtained carbons contained a large amount of mesopores. Performances of electric double-layer capacitors using these carbons were examined for propylene carbonate electrolyte containing 1 M tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate. The mesoporous carbons synthesized at higher temperatures showed better rate capabilities. AC impedance measurements indicated that high-temperature annealing of the carbon precursors and the presence of mesopores were important for high rate performance. In addition, the contribution of mesopores to capacitance was more significant at higher current densities of 30 A g-1.

  3. Uranium sorption by tannin resins

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    The sorption of uranium by immobilised Eucalyptus Saligna Sm. and Lysiloma latisiliqua L tannins was investigated. Immobilization condition were analyzed. These resins resulted suitable adsorbent for the concentration of uranium from aqueous systems. The sorption of uranium is pH dependent. At pH 5.5 maximum in sorption capacity is registered. The presence of appreciable amount of sodium chloride do not have any effect on uranium removal. Carbonate and calcium ions in concentrations similar to these that could be found in sea water and other natural water do not decrease the uranium uptake. Tannin resins can be used several times without an appreciable decay of their sorption capacity

  4. Method for loading resin beds

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    An improved method of preparing nuclear reactor fuel by carbonizing a uranium loaded cation exchange resin provided by contacting a H+ loaded resin with a uranyl nitrate solution deficient in nitrate, comprises providing the nitrate deficient solution by a method comprising the steps of reacting in a reaction zone maintained between about 145 to 2000C, a first aqueous component comprising a uranyl nitrate solution having a boiling point of at least 1450C with a second aqueous component to provide a gaseous phase containing HNO3 and a reaction product comprising an aqueous uranyl nitrate solution deficient in nitrate

  5. SRM filament wound case resin characterization studies

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    Chou, L. W.

    1985-01-01

    The amine cured epoxy wet winding resin used in fabrication of the SRM filament wound case is analyzed. High pressure liquid chromatography (HPSC) is utilized extensively to study lot-to-lot variation in both resin and curing agent. The validity of quantitative hplc methodology currently under development in-process resin/catalyst assay is assessed.

  6. 21 CFR 172.280 - Terpene resin.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Terpene resin. 172.280 Section 172.280 Food and Drugs...and Related Substances § 172.280 Terpene resin. The food additive terpene resin may be safely used in accordance with the...

  7. Method of removing contaminants from plastic resins

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    Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee's Summit, MO); DeLaurentiis, Gary M. (Jamestown, CA)

    2008-11-18

    A method for removing contaminants from synthetic resin material containers using a first organic solvent system and a second carbon dioxide system. The organic solvent is utilized for removing the contaminants from the synthetic resin material and the carbon dioxide is used to separate any residual organic solvent from the synthetic resin material.

  8. Method for removing contaminants from plastic resin

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    Bohnert, George W. (Harrisonville, MO); Hand, Thomas E. (Lee's Summit, MO); DeLaurentiis, Gary M. (Jamestown, CA)

    2008-12-30

    A method for removing contaminants from synthetic resin material containers using a first organic solvent system and a second carbon dioxide system. The organic solvent is utilized for removing the contaminants from the synthetic resin material and the carbon dioxide is used to separate any residual organic solvent from the synthetic resin material.

  9. The development of chiral nematic mesoporous materials.

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    Kelly, Joel A; Giese, Michael; Shopsowitz, Kevin E; Hamad, Wadood Y; MacLachlan, Mark J

    2014-04-15

    Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are obtained from the sulfuric acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of bulk cellulose. The nanocrystals have diameters of ~5-15 nm and lengths of ~100-300 nm (depending on the cellulose source and hydrolysis conditions). This lightweight material has mostly been investigated to reinforce composites and polymers because it has remarkable strength that rivals carbon nanotubes. But CNCs have an additional, less explored property: they organize into a chiral nematic (historically referred to as cholesteric) liquid crystal in water. When dried into a thin solid film, the CNCs retain the helicoidal chiral nematic order and assemble into a layered structure where the CNCs have aligned orientation within each layer, and their orientation rotates through the stack with a characteristic pitch (repeating distance). The cholesteric ordering can act as a 1-D photonic structure, selectively reflecting circularly polarized light that has a wavelength nearly matching the pitch. During CNC self-assembly, it is possible to add sol-gel precursors, such as Si(OMe)4, that undergo hydrolysis and condensation as the solvent evaporates, leading to a chiral nematic silica/CNC composite material. Calcination of the material in air destroys the cellulose template, leaving a high surface area mesoporous silica film that has pore diameters of ~3-10 nm. Importantly, the silica is brilliantly iridescent because the pores in its interior replicate the chiral nematic structure. These films may be useful as optical filters, reflectors, and membranes. In this Account, we describe our recent research into mesoporous films with chiral nematic order. Taking advantage of the chiral nematic order and nanoscale of the CNC templates, new functional materials can be prepared. For example, heating the silica/CNC composites under an inert atmosphere followed by removal of the silica leaves highly ordered, mesoporous carbon films that can be used as supercapacitor electrodes. The composition of the mesoporous films can be varied by using assorted organosilica precursors. After removal of the cellulose by acid-catalyzed hydrolysis, highly porous, iridescent organosilica films are obtained. These materials are flexible and offer the ability to tune the chemical and mechanical properties through variation of the organic spacer. Chiral nematic mesoporous silica and organosilica materials, obtainable as centimeter-scale freestanding films, are interesting hosts for nanomaterials. When noble metal nanoparticles are incorporated into the pores, they show strong circular dichroism signals associated with their surface plasmon resonances that arise from dipolar coupling of the particles within the chiral nematic host. Fluorescent conjugated polymers show induced circular dichroism spectra when encapsulated in the chiral nematic host. The porosity, film structure, and optical properties of these materials could enable their use in sensors. We describe the development of chiral nematic mesoporous silica and organosilica, demonstrate different avenues of host-guest chemistry, and identify future directions that exploit the unique combination of properties present in these materials. The examples covered in this Account demonstrate that there is a rich diversity of composite materials accessible using CNC templating. PMID:24694253

  10. Functionalized bimodal mesoporous silicas as carriers for controlled aspirin delivery

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    The bimodal mesoporous silica modified with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane was performed as the aspirin carrier. The samples' structure, drug loading and release profiles were characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, N2 adsorption and desorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, TG analysis, elemental analysis and UV-spectrophotometer. For further exploring the effects of the bimodal mesopores on the drug delivery behavior, the unimodal mesoporous material MCM-41 was also modified as the aspirin carrier. Meantime, Korsmeyer-Peppas equation ft=ktn was employed to analyze the dissolution data in details. It is indicated that the bimodal mesopores are beneficial for unrestricted drug molecules diffusing and therefore lead to a higher loading and faster releasing than that of MCM-41. The results show that the aspirin delivery properties are influenced considerably by the mesoporous matrix, whereas the large pore of bimodal mesoporous silica is the key point for the improved controlled-release properties. - Graphical abstract: Loading (A) and release profiles (B) of aspirin in N-BMMs and N-MCM-41 indicated that BMMs have more drug loading capacity and faster release rate than that MCM-41. Highlights: ? Bimodal mesoporous silicas (BMMs) and MCM-41 modified with amino group via post-treatment procedure. ? Loading and release profiles of aspirin in modified BMMs and MCM-41. ? Modified BMMs have more drug -41. ? Modified BMMs have more drug loading capacity and faster release rate than that modified MCM-41.

  11. Mesoporous gold sponge as a prototype 'metamaterial'

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    Mesoporous gold sponge has optical properties that can be intermediate between those of metals and insulators, with a flat spectral response that is unlike that of bulk gold. Films of different thicknesses were produced and an extension of the Lorentz-Drude (LD) model used to model their spectral behavior. We found that it was necessary to include an additional special oscillator centered at 1.4 eV in order to model the unusual spectral response. This is quite unlike bulk gold, which can be modeled using a standard two-oscillator LD model

  12. Fluorescence properties of dye doped mesoporous silica

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    Carbonaro, Carlo M., E-mail: cm.carbonaro@dsf.unica.it; Corpino, Riccardo, E-mail: cm.carbonaro@dsf.unica.it; Ricci, Pier Carlo, E-mail: cm.carbonaro@dsf.unica.it; Chiriu, Daniele, E-mail: cm.carbonaro@dsf.unica.it [Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, Campus of Monserrato, s.p. no 8, km 0.700, 09042 Monserrato (Italy); Cannas, Carla [Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Campus of Monserrato, s.p. no 8, km 0.700, 09042 Monserrato (Italy)

    2014-10-21

    In this paper we present a review of the main results we obtained studying the emission properties of organic-inorganic hybrids obtained combining mesoporous silica and Xantene dyes, in particular the standard reference Rhodamine 6G. The purpose of the review is to show the possibility to efficiently 'dope' the transparent inorganic porous matrix to obtain promising systems for photonic and biomedical applications. The strategies to solve the concentration effect and the leaching phenomenon are discussed within the framework of the single exciton theory.

  13. Process for curing bismaleimide resins

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    Parker, John A. (inventor); OTHY S.imides alone. (inventor)

    1986-01-01

    This invention relates to vinyl pyridine group containing compounds and oligomers, their advantageous copolymerization with bismaleimide resins, and the formation of reinforced composites based on these copolymers. When vinyl pyridines including vinyl stilbazole materials and vinyl styrylpyridine oligomer materials are admixed with bismaleimides and cured to form copolymers the cure temperatures of the copolymers are substantially below the cure temperatures of the bismaleimides alone.

  14. Crystalline mesoporous zirconia catalysts having stable tetragonal pore wall structure

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    Sachtler, Wolfgang M. H. (Evanston, IL); Huang, Yin-Yan (Evanston, IL)

    1998-01-01

    Methods for the preparation of new sulfated mesoporous zirconia materials/catalysts with crystalline pore walls of predominantly tetragonal crystal structure, characterized by nitrogen physisorption measurement, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and catalytic tests using n-butane isomerization to iso-butane and alkylation of 1-naphthol with 4-tert-butylstyrene as probe reactions. Sulfate deposition is preferred for the transformation of a mesoporous precursor with amorphous pore walls into a material with crystalline pore walls maintaining the mesoporous characteristics.

  15. Oxygen index tests of thermosetting resins

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    Gilwee, W. J., Jr.; Parker, J. A.; Kourtides, D. A.

    1980-01-01

    The flammability characteristics of nine thermosetting resins under evaluation for use in aircraft interiors are described. These resins were evaluated using the Oxygen Index (ASTM 2863) testing procedure. The test specimens consisted of both neat resin and glass reinforced resin. When testing glass-reinforced samples it was observed that Oxygen Index values varied inversely with resin content. Oxygen values were also obtained on specimens exposed to temperatures up to 300 C. All specimens experienced a decline in Oxygen Index when tested at an elevated temperature.

  16. Recovery of platinum, tin and indium from spent catalysts in chloride medium using strong basic anion exchange resins

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    Highlights: ? Platinum, tin and indium recoveries from spent reforming catalysts. ? Adsorption of metal chlorocomplexes on strongly basic anion-exchange resins. ? Sequential desorption via elution with reducing (Pt, Sn) or complexing (In) agents. ? The elements were recovered in very high yields. ? The anion-exchange resins can be reused. - Abstract: This work describes a route for platinum recovery from spent commercial Pt and PtSnIn/Al2O3 catalysts using strong basic mesoporous and macroporous anion exchange resins (Cl- form). The catalysts were leached with aqua regia (75 oC, 20-25 min). Platinum adsorption was influenced by the presence of other metals which form chlorocomplexes (tin, indium) and also base metals (aluminum). However, it was possible to overcome this fact by a sequential desorption procedure. Aluminum was selectively removed from the resins by elution with 3 mol L-1 HCl. Platinum was desorbed passing 1 mol L-1 Na2S2O3 (pH 9). Tin was removed by elution with 0.1 mol L-1 ascorbic acid. Indium was removed using 0.1 mol L-1 EDTA as eluent. Desorption efficiency exceeded 99% for all metals. Metals were recovered in high yields (>98 wt%).

  17. Spray drying of bead resins: feasibility tests

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    Rockwell International has developed a volume reduction system for low-level reactor wastes based on drying the wastes in a heated-air spray dryer. The drying of slurries of sodium sulfate, boric acid, and powdered ion exchange resins was demonstrated in previous tests. The drying of bead ion exchange resins can be especially difficult due to the relatively large size of bead resins (about 500 to 800 microns) and their natural affinity for water. This water becomes part of the pore structure of the resins and normally comprises 50 t 60 wt % of the resin weight. A 76-cm-diameter spray dryer was used for feasibility tests of spray drying of cation and anion bead resins. These resins were fed to the dryer in the as-received form (similar to dewatered resins) and as slurries. A dry, free-flowing product was produced in all the tests. The volume of the spray-dried product was one-half to one-third the volume of the as-received material. An economic analysis was made of the potential cost savings that can be achieved using the Rockwel spray dryer system. In-plant costs, transportation costs, and burial costs of spray-dried resins were compared to similar costs for disposal of dewatered resins. A typical utility producing 170 m3 (6,000 ft3) per year of dewatered resins can save $600,000 to $700,000 per year using this volume reduction system

  18. Thermally stable crystalline mesoporous metal oxides with substantially uniform pores

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    Wiesner, Ulrich; Orilall, Mahendra Christopher; Lee, Jinwoo; DiSalvo, Jr., Francis J

    2015-01-27

    Highly crystalline metal oxide-carbon composites, as precursors to thermally stable mesoporous metal oxides, are coated with a layer of amorphous carbon. Using a `one-pot` method, highly crystalline metal oxide-carbon composites are converted to thermally stable mesoporous metal oxides, having highly crystalline mesopore walls, without causing the concomitant collapse of the mesostructure. The `one-pot` method uses block copolymers with an sp or sp 2 hybridized carbon containing hydrophobic block as structure directing agents which converts to a sturdy, amorphous carbon material under appropriate heating conditions, providing an in-situ rigid support which maintains the pores of the oxides intact while crystallizing at temperatures as high as 1000 deg C. A highly crystalline metal oxide-carbon composite can be heated to produce a thermally stable mesoporous metal oxide consisting of a single polymorph.

  19. Gas diffusion and microstructural properties of ordered mesoporous silica fibers.

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    Alsyouri, Hatem M; Lin, Jerry Y S

    2005-07-21

    Pore and surface diffusion of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) and ethylene (C(2)H(4)) in the nanopores of ordered mesoporous silica fibers about 200 microm in length was measured by the transient gravimetric method. The experimentally determined pore diffusivity data, coupled with the porosity, pore size, and fiber length, are used to obtain the actual length of the nanopores in silica fibers. These measurements reveal a structure of the ordered nanopores whirling helically around the fiber axis with a spiral diameter of about 15 microm and a pitch value of 1.6 microm. At room temperature the surface diffusion contributes about 10% to the total diffusional flux for these two gases in the nanopores of the ordered mesoporous silica fibers. The surface diffusion coefficients for the ordered mesoporous silica fibers are about 1 order of magnitude larger than the non-ordered mesoporous alumina or silica with similar pore size. PMID:16852707

  20. Foam, Foam-resin composite and method of making a foam-resin composite

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    Cranston, John A. (Inventor); MacArthur, Doug E. (Inventor)

    1995-01-01

    This invention relates to a foam, a foam-resin composite and a method of making foam-resin composites. The foam set forth in this invention comprises a urethane modified polyisocyanurate derived from an aromatic amino polyol and a polyether polyol. In addition to the polyisocyanurate foam, the composite of this invention further contains a resin layer, wherein the resin may be epoxy, bismaleimide, or phenolic resin. Such resins generally require cure or post-cure temperatures of at least 350.degree. F.

  1. Functioning of Nanovalves on Polymer Coated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles

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    Dong, Juyao; Xue, Min; Zink, Jeffrey I.

    2013-01-01

    Nanomachines activated by a pH change can be combined with polymer coatings on mesoporous silica nanoparticles to produce a new generation of nanoparticles for drug delivery that exhibits properties of both components. The nanovalves can trap cargos inside the mesoporous silica nanoparticles without premature release and only respond to specific stimuli, resulting in a high local concentration of drugs at the site of release. The polymer surface coatings can increase the cellular uptake, avoi...

  2. Near-infrared emission from mesoporous crystalline germanium

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    Boucherif, Abderraouf; Aimez, Vincent; Arès, Richard, E-mail: richard.ares@usherbrooke.ca [Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Innovation Technologique (3IT), Université de Sherbrooke, 3000 Boulevard Université, Sherbrooke, J1K OA5, Québec (Canada); Laboratoire Nanotechnologies Nanosystèmes (LN2)-CNRS UMI-3463, Université de Sherbrooke, 3000 Boulevard Université, Sherbrooke, J1K OA5, Québec (Canada); Korinek, Andreas [Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4M1 (Canada)

    2014-10-15

    Mesoporous crystalline germanium was fabricated by bipolar electrochemical etching of Ge wafer in HF-based electrolyte. It yields uniform mesoporous germanium layers composed of high density of crystallites with an average size 5-7 nm. Subsequent extended chemical etching allows tuning of crystallites size while preserving the same chemical composition. This highly controllable nanostructure exhibits photoluminescence emission above the bulk Ge bandgap, in the near-infrared range (1095-1360nm) with strong evidence of quantum confinement within the crystallites.

  3. Synthesis of Mesoporous Material from Chrysotile-Derived Silica

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    Anderson Joel Schwanke

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous MCM-41-type molecular sieves were synthesized using calcined and leached chrysotile and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as the silica source and structure directing agent, respectively. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD, N2 isothermal adsorption-desorption, scanning electron microscopy (SEM and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA were used to characterize the samples. The calcined and leached chrysotile can be employed as an inexpensive silica source for the formation of low-order MCM-41 mesoporous materials.

  4. Recent Advances in Catalysis Over Mesoporous Molecular Sieves.

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    Martín-Aranda, R. M.; ?ejka, Ji?í

    2010-01-01

    Ro?. 53, 3-4 (2010), s. 141-153. ISSN 1022-5528 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KAN100400701; GA AV ?R IAA400400805; GA ?R GA104/09/0561 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : mesoporous molecular sieves * MCM -41 * SBA-15 * mesoporous alumina Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 2.359, year: 2010

  5. Progress on the Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica-based Nanotheranostics

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    SHI Jian-Lin, CHEN Yu, CHEN Hang-Rong

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Inorganic mesoporous nano-biomaterials have broad application potentials in molecular imaging, targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, gene therapy, and non-invasive surgical therapy, etc., which are of great significance in the early diagnosis and efficient therapy of serious diseases such as cancer. This article reviews the most recent research advances and outlooks future development trends of mesoporous nanotheranostics based on clinical requirements, the principle of nano-synthetic chemistry and the design strategy of multifunctional mesoporous nano-biomaterials, by combining the recent achievements of our group. By integrating various functions into mesoporous silica nanoparticles to endow them with special capabilities, the mesoporous nanotheranostics could act as the contrast agents for clinical molecular imaging (magnetic resonance imaging, fluorescent imaging and the combinations of various imaging modalities, as well as the carriers for the encapsulation and delivery of drugs for the therapy of diseases (chemotherapy, gene therapy, photodynamic therapy and non-invasive surgical therapy. With the development of bio-nanotechnology and nano-synthetic chemistry, mesoporous nanotheranostics are expected to satisfy the clinical requirements following the systematic investigation of their biological effects and bio-safety, and finally find their applications in clinical practices to benefit human beings.

  6. Influence of uron resins on the performance of UF resins as adhesives for plywood

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    Wei Gao

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Uron resin, a kind of urea-formaldehyde (UF resin containing much more uron structure, were prepared. Several modified UF resins were obtained from mixing uron resins with normal UF resins as well as synthesizing UF resin with uron resin as raw material. This work demonstrated that the introducing of the uron structure reduced free formaldehyde content of UF resin and formaldehyde emission levels in bonded plywood panels significantly, the former were reduced by 76% and 84% in the latter. The synthesis time of uron resin can be shortened to 8 hours. The test result of free formaldehyde content, formaldehyde emission levels and bond strength indicated that specimen of 20 parts uron resin synthesized in 8 hours mixed with 100 parts UF resins (F/U molar ratio of 1.3 had a potential advantage to industrial application. The beneficial effect of uron resin on the performance of UF resin can be attributed to the opening of uron cycle structure and the following reaction with free formaldehyde and its oligomeric glycol forms.

  7. Influence of uron resins on the performance of UF resins as adhesives for plywood

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    Wei, Gao; Jianzhang, Li.

    Full Text Available Uron resin, a kind of urea-formaldehyde (UF) resin containing much more uron structure, were prepared. Several modified UF resins were obtained from mixing uron resins with normal UF resins as well as synthesizing UF resin with uron resin as raw material. This work demonstrated that the introducing [...] of the uron structure reduced free formaldehyde content of UF resin and formaldehyde emission levels in bonded plywood panels significantly, the former were reduced by 76% and 84% in the latter. The synthesis time of uron resin can be shortened to 8 hours. The test result of free formaldehyde content, formaldehyde emission levels and bond strength indicated that specimen of 20 parts uron resin synthesized in 8 hours mixed with 100 parts UF resins (F/U molar ratio of 1.3) had a potential advantage to industrial application. The beneficial effect of uron resin on the performance of UF resin can be attributed to the opening of uron cycle structure and the following reaction with free formaldehyde and its oligomeric glycol forms.

  8. Resin Diterpenes from Austrocedrus chilensis

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    Verónica Rachel Olate

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Seventeen diterpenes belonging to the labdane, abietane and isopimarane skeleton classes were isolated from the resin of the Chilean gymnosperm Austrocedrus chilensis and identified by spectroscopic and spectrometric methods. The diterpene 12-oxo-labda-8(17,13E-dien-19 oic acid is reported for the first time as a natural product and 14 diterpenes are reported for the first time for the species.

  9. Resin diterpenes from Austrocedrus chilensis.

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    Olate, Verónica Rachel; Usandizaga, Olatz Goikoetxeaundia; Schmeda-Hirschmann, Guillermo

    2011-01-01

    Seventeen diterpenes belonging to the labdane, abietane and isopimarane skeleton classes were isolated from the resin of the Chilean gymnosperm Austrocedrus chilensis and identified by spectroscopic and spectrometric methods. The diterpene 12-oxo-labda-8(17),13E-dien-19 oic acid is reported for the first time as a natural product and 14 diterpenes are reported for the first time for the species. PMID:22186953

  10. Resin Diterpenes from Austrocedrus chilensis

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    Verónica Rachel Olate; Olatz Goikoetxeaundia Usandizaga; Guillermo Schmeda-Hirschmann

    2011-01-01

    Seventeen diterpenes belonging to the labdane, abietane and isopimarane skeleton classes were isolated from the resin of the Chilean gymnosperm Austrocedrus chilensis and identified by spectroscopic and spectrometric methods. The diterpene 12-oxo-labda-8(17),13E-dien-19 oic acid is reported for the first time as a natural product and 14 diterpenes are reported for the first time for the species.

  11. Bending characteristics of resin concretes

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    Ribeiro Maria Cristina Santos; Tavares Cassilda Maria Lopes; Figueiredo Miguel; Ferreira António Joaquim Mendes; Fernandes António Augusto

    2003-01-01

    In this research work the influence of composition and curing conditions in bending strength of polyester and epoxy concrete is analyzed. Various mixtures of resin and aggregates were considered in view of an optimal combination. The Taguchi methodology was applied in order to reduce the number of tests, and in order to evaluate the influence of various parameters in concrete properties. This methodology is very useful for the planning of experiments. Test results, analyzed by this methodolog...

  12. Influence of spatial configurations on electromagnetic interference shielding of ordered mesoporous carbon/ordered mesoporous silica/silica composites

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    Wang, Jiacheng; Zhou, Hu; Zhuang, Jiandong; Liu, Qian

    2013-01-01

    Ordered mesoporous carbons (OMCs), obtained by nanocasting using ordered mesoporous silicas (OMSs) as hard templates, exhibit unique arrangements of ordered regular nanopore/nanowire mesostructures. Here, we used nanocasting combined with hot-pressing to prepare 10 wt% OMC/OMS/SiO2 ternary composites possessing various carbon mesostructure configurations of different dimensionalities (1D isolated CS41 carbon nanowires, 2D hexagonal CMK-3 carbon, and 3D cubic CMK-1 carbon). The electric/dielec...

  13. Single crystal particles of a mesoporous mixed transition metal oxide with a wormhole structure.

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    Lee, B; Lu, D; Kondo, J N; Domen, K

    2001-10-21

    A new type of mesoporous mixed transition metal oxide of Nb and Ta (NbTa-TIT-1) has been prepared through a two-step calcination, which consists of single crystal particles with wormhole mesoporous structure. PMID:12240191

  14. Plutonium sorption to nanocast mesoporous carbon

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    Parsons-Moss, Tashi; Wang, Deborah; Jones, Stephen; Olive, Daniel; Nitsche, Heino [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States). Nuclear Science Div.; Tueysuez, Harun [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States). Nuclear Science Div.; Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim an der Ruhr (Germany)

    2014-09-01

    Nanocast ordered mesoporous carbons are attractive as sorbents because of their extremely high surface areas and large pore volumes. This paper compares Pu uptake, added as Pu(VI), to both untreated and chemically oxidized CMK-(carbon molecular sieves from KAIST) type mesoporous carbon with that to a commercial amorphous activated carbon. The CMK was synthesized via nanocasting by using cubic ordered mesoporous silica KIT-6 as a hard template, and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and nitrogen adsorption. A portion of the CMK was oxidized by treatment with nitric acid, and will be called OX CMK. The three carbon powders have similar particle morphology, and high BET surface areas. The activated carbon is disordered, while the CMK materials show large domains of ordered cubic mesostructure. The CMK material seems to have more oxygen-containing functional groups than the activated carbon, and the oxidation of the CMK increased the density of these groups, especially - COOH, thus lowering the point of zero charge (PZC) of the material. Batch studies of all 3 materials with plutonium solutions, in a 0.1 M NaClO{sub 4} matrix were performed to investigate pH dependence, sorption kinetics, Pu uptake capacities, competition with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) in solution, and Pu desorption. Both CMK materials demonstrated high Pu sorption from solutions of pH 3 or greater, and the oxidized CMK also showed high sorption from pH 2 solutions. The activated carbon bound less Pu, and at a much slower rate than CMK. All other batch experiments were carried out in pH 4 solutions. The Pu uptake from low-concentration solutions was faster for the oxidized CMK than for untreated CMK, but in more concentrated samples (? 250 ?M Pu), the Pu uptake kinetics and apparent capacity were the same for oxidized and untreated CMK. The 23-h Pu uptake capacity of the CMK materials was measured to be at least 58 ± 5 mg {sup 239}Pu per g CMK carbon, compared to 12 ± 5 mg {sup 239}Pu per g activated carbon. The presence of EDTA in solution decreased the Pu sorption to CMK. Desorption from all samples occurred in 1 M HClO{sub 4}, usually within 24 h. The Pu interaction with the carbon surface was also probed via X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) on the Pu L{sub III} absorption edge. Spectral fits of the X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) data collected on both types of CMK samples showed that Pu(VI) was reduced to Pu(IV) at the carbon surface. The high affinity of mesoporous carbon for Pu, and the spontaneous reduction of Pu(VI) or Pu(V) to Pu(IV) at these carbon surfaces could be valuable for a variety of applications. (orig.)

  15. (129)Xe NMR of Mesoporous Silicas

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    Anderson, M.T.; Asink, R.A.; Kneller, J.M.; Pietrass, T.

    1999-04-23

    The porosities of three mesoporous silica materials were characterized with {sup 129}Xe NMR spectroscopy. The materials were synthesized by a sol-gel process with r = 0, 25, and 70% methanol by weight in an aqueous cetyltrimethylammonium bromide solution. Temperature dependent chemical shifts and spin lattice relaxation times reveal that xenon does not penetrate the pores of the largely disordered (r= 70%) silica. For both r = 0 and 25%, temperature dependent resonances corresponding to physisorbed xenon were observed. An additional resonance for the r = 25% sample was attributed to xenon between the disordered cylindrical pores. 2D NMR exchange experiments corroborate the spin lattice relaxation data which show that xenon is in rapid exchange between the adsorbed and the gas phase.

  16. Mesoporous organohydrogels from thermogelling photocrosslinkable nanoemulsions

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    Helgeson, Matthew E.; Moran, Shannon E.; An, Harry Z.; Doyle, Patrick S.

    2012-04-01

    We report the formation of mesoporous organohydrogels from oil-in-water nanoemulsions containing an end-functionalized oligomeric gelator in the aqueous phase. The nanoemulsions exhibit an abrupt thermoreversible transition from a low-viscosity liquid to a fractal-like colloidal gel of droplets with mesoscale porosity and solid-like viscoelasticity with moduli approaching 100?kPa, possibly the highest reported for an emulsion-based system. We hypothesize that gelation is brought about by temperature-induced interdroplet bridging of the gelator, as shown by its dependence on the gelator chemistry. The use of photocrosslinkable gelators enables the freezing of the nanoemulsion’s microstructure into a soft hydrogel nanocomposite containing a large fraction of dispersed liquid hydrophobic compartments, and we show its use in the encapsulation and release of lipophilic biomolecules. The tunable structural, mechanical and optical properties of these organohydrogels make them a robust material platform suitable for a wide range of applications.

  17. Reinforcement of Denture Base Resins

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    T Nejatiant

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: PMMA has been the most popular denture base material because of its advantages including good aesthetics, accurate fit, stability in the oral environment, easy laboratory and clinical manipulation and inexpensive equipments since the 1930’s. However, its fracture resistance is not satisfactory. Aim: The aim of this study is to improve the fracture resistance of denture bases made of PMMA by assessing the effect of resin type, packing and processing variables on biaxial flexural strength (BFS. Materials & methods: 930 discs, 12 mm diameter and 2 mm thick were prepared with the following variables: a. Veined (V and Plain (P PMMA. b. 5 different powder/liquid ratios by volume (1.5:1, 2:1, 2.5:1, 3:1, 3.5:1. c. Conventional (C and Injection packing methods (I. d. Dry heat (D Water bath (W; and e. different curing times. The discs were trimmed and stored in 37°C tap water for 50 hours before carrying out BFS test, according to BS EN ISO 1567: 2001. BFS test was carried out using a tensile-testing machine (Lloyd LRX, Lloyd instruments Ltd (Figure.1 b, with a x-head speed of 1mm/min. ONE-WAY ANOVA analysis and TUKEY’S comparison were carried out (MINITAB. The temperature within the curing baths and inside of curing resin was evaluated by using a thermocouple. Results: BFS of Powder/liquid ratio of 1.5:1 is significantly lower than the other four ratios. Among the last four ratios, 2.5:1 was the strongest one although the difference was not significant. BFS of the plain type of PMMA is significantly higher than the veined type.• BFS of conventionally packed PMMA discs was greater than the injectional packed ones and the difference is significant. Water bath cured resin showed a significant higher BFS compared with dry heat curing. • Changing the curing time in the dry heat bath from 7h @ 75º C and 2hrs @ 95º C to 5hrs @ 75º C and 3hrs @ 95º C and then 2hrs @ 95º C improves BFS of PMMA. In the water bath the trend is identical although the difference is not significant. Analysis of the temperature climb and hold within the curing bathes showed a consistent performance with the water bath irrespective the number of the flasks being cured. Meanwhile, the dry heat bath showed very inconsistent results. Conclusion: 1. Type of resin, packing procedure and processing variables can have major effect on BFS of PMMA. 2. Using plain resin, conventional packing, water bath curing with two hours at 95 ºC are recommended conditions.

  18. Adsorption and release of biocides with mesoporous silica nanoparticles

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    Popat, Amirali; Liu, Jian; Hu, Qiuhong; Kennedy, Michael; Peters, Brenton; Lu, Gao Qing (Max); Qiao, Shi Zhang

    2012-01-01

    In this proof-of-concept study, an agricultural biocide (imidacloprid) was effectively loaded into the mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with different pore sizes, morphologies and mesoporous structures for termite control. This resulted in nanoparticles with a large surface area, tunable pore diameter and small particle size, which are ideal carriers for adsorption and controlled release of imidacloprid. The effect of pore size, surface area and mesoporous structure on uptake and release of imidacloprid was systematically studied. It was found that the adsorption amount and release profile of imidacloprid were dependent on the type of mesoporous structure and surface area of particles. Specifically, MCM-48 type mesoporous silica nanoparticles with a three dimensional (3D) open network structure and high surface area displayed the highest adsorption capacity compared to other types of silica nanoparticles. Release of imidacloprid from these nanoparticles was found to be controlled over 48 hours. Finally, in vivo laboratory testing on termite control proved the efficacy of these nanoparticles as delivery carriers for biopesticides. We believe that the present study will contribute to the design of more effective controlled and targeted delivery for other biomolecules.In this proof-of-concept study, an agricultural biocide (imidacloprid) was effectively loaded into the mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with different pore sizes, morphologies and mesoporous structures for termite control. This resulted in nanoparticles with a large surface area, tunable pore diameter and small particle size, which are ideal carriers for adsorption and controlled release of imidacloprid. The effect of pore size, surface area and mesoporous structure on uptake and release of imidacloprid was systematically studied. It was found that the adsorption amount and release profile of imidacloprid were dependent on the type of mesoporous structure and surface area of particles. Specifically, MCM-48 type mesoporous silica nanoparticles with a three dimensional (3D) open network structure and high surface area displayed the highest adsorption capacity compared to other types of silica nanoparticles. Release of imidacloprid from these nanoparticles was found to be controlled over 48 hours. Finally, in vivo laboratory testing on termite control proved the efficacy of these nanoparticles as delivery carriers for biopesticides. We believe that the present study will contribute to the design of more effective controlled and targeted delivery for other biomolecules. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c2nr11691j

  19. Release and toxicity of dental resin composite

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    Gupta, Saurabh K.; Saxena, Payal; Pant, Vandana A.; Pant, Aditya B.

    2012-01-01

    Dental resin composite that are tooth-colored materials have been considered as possible substitutes to mercury-containing silver amalgam filling. Despite the fact that dental resin composites have improved their physico-chemical properties, the concern for its intrinsic toxicity remains high. Some components of restorative composite resins are released in the oral environment initially during polymerization reaction and later due to degradation of the material. In vitro and in vivo studies h...

  20. Ion exchange on phenolic ion exchangers

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    Equilibrium of alkali metal ion exchange in phenol-formaldehyde resins (PFR) with spherical form granules is studied. Concentration coefficients of alkali metal ions (Cs+-Na+, Cs+-Rb+ and others) equilibrium in PRF are determined. It is shown that PRF selectivity to rubidium and cesium ions is essentially higher than that of sulfophenol and nitrated sulfocationites within whole ratio range

  1. Processability of Biobased Thermoset Resins and Flax Fibres Reinforcements Using Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Moulding

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    Schuster, J; Q. Govignon; Bickerton, S.

    2014-01-01

    Biocomposite panels consisting of biobased thermoset resins (EP, PU, UP, and tannin) and flax fibre reinforcements were produced using the vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding process. Panels based on a conventional chemical-based resin matrix were also produced, and investigated comparatively. Rheometric analyses were performed to evaluate the suitability of these resins for liquid composite moulding. Tensile, shear, and impactbending tests have been ca...

  2. Advanced resin systems for graphite epoxy composites

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    Gilwee, W. J.; Jayarajan, A.

    1980-01-01

    The value of resin/carbon fiber composites as lightweight structures for aircraft and other vehicle applications is dependent on many properties: environmental stability, strength, toughness, resistance to burning, smoke produced when burning, raw material costs, and complexity of processing. A number of woven carbon fiber and epoxy resin composites were made. The epoxy resin was commercially available tetraglycidylmethylene dianiline. In addition, composites were made using epoxy resin modified with amine and carboxyl terminated butadiene acrylonitrile copolymer. Strength and toughness in flexure as well as oxygen index flammability and NBS smoke chamber tests of the composites are reported.

  3. Removal of radiocesium using cation exchange resin

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    Cation exchange resins (calcium polystyrene sulfonate, Ca-resin and sodium polystyrene sulfonate, Na-resin) have been used as agents to improve hyperkerlemia. For removing 137Cs from the human body, the adsorption ability of the resin for 137Cs was examined and evaluated. Resin (0.03 g) and 137Cs (ca.1 kBq) were introduced into 3 mL of water, the Japanese Pharmacopoeia 1st fluid for a dissolution test (pH 1.2) and 2nd fluid (pH 6.8), respectively, and shaken. After 1-3 hours, the 137Cs adsorption (%) of Na-resin was 99% in water, 60% in a pH 1.2 fluid and, 66% in a pH 6.8 fluid. By adding potassium, the 137Cs adsorption (%) of Ca-resin was reduced. However, the 137Cs adsorption (%) of Na-resin was almost unchanged. These results show that both resins have adsorption ability for 137Cs in the stomach and the intestines. Therefore, the proposed method will be an effective means in the case of a radiological emergency due to 137Cs. (author)

  4. Graphite composites with advanced resin matrices

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    Kourtides, D. A.

    1980-01-01

    The effect of processing variables on the flammability and mechanical properties for state-of-the-art and advanced resin matrices for graphite composites were studied. Resin matrices which were evaluated included state-of-the-art epoxy, phenolic-novolac, phenolic-xylok, two types of bismaleimides, benzyl, polyethersulfone, and poly(p-phenylene sulfone). Comparable flammability and thermochemical data on graphite-reinforced laminates prepared with these resin matrices are presented, and the relationship of some of these properties to the anaerobic char yield of the resins is described.

  5. 21 CFR 177.2410 - Phenolic resins in molded articles.

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    2010-04-01

    ... true Phenolic resins in molded articles. 177.2410 Section 177.2410...Substances for Use Only as Components of Articles Intended for Repeated Use § 177.2410 Phenolic resins in molded articles. Phenolic resins identified...

  6. 21 CFR 872.3670 - Resin impression tray material.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Resin impression tray material. 872.3670...DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3670 Resin impression tray material. (a) Identification. Resin impression tray material is a device...

  7. 21 CFR 872.3200 - Resin tooth bonding agent.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Resin tooth bonding agent. 872.3200 Section...DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3200 Resin tooth bonding agent. (a) Identification. A resin tooth bonding agent is a device...

  8. 21 CFR 872.3770 - Temporary crown and bridge resin.

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    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Temporary crown and bridge resin. 872.3770 Section 872.3770 Food...872.3770 Temporary crown and bridge resin. (a) Identification. A temporary crown and bridge resin is a device composed of a...

  9. 40 CFR 721.3135 - Phosphorous modified epoxy resin (generic).

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    ...2010-07-01 false Phosphorous modified epoxy resin (generic). 721.3135 Section 721...721.3135 Phosphorous modified epoxy resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance...generically as a phosphorous modified epoxy resin (PMNs P-00-992 and...

  10. 21 CFR 172.215 - Coumarone-indene resin.

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    ... 2009-04-01 true Coumarone-indene resin. 172.215 Section 172.215 Food and...Substances § 172.215 Coumarone-indene resin. The food additive coumarone-indene resin may be safely used on grapefruit,...

  11. 21 CFR 173.10 - Modified polyacrylamide resin.

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    ...2009-04-01 true Modified polyacrylamide resin. 173.10 Section 173.10 Food and Drugs...Treatment § 173.10 Modified polyacrylamide resin. Modified polyacrylamide resin may be safely used in food in accordance...

  12. 21 CFR 872.3820 - Root canal filling resin.

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    ...2010-04-01 false Root canal filling resin. 872.3820 Section 872.3820 Food...Devices § 872.3820 Root canal filling resin. (a) Identification. A root canal filling resin is a device composed of material,...

  13. 21 CFR 573.120 - Acrylamide-acrylic acid resin.

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    ...2010-04-01 false Acrylamide-acrylic acid resin. 573.120 Section 573.120 Food and Drugs...Listing § 573.120 Acrylamide-acrylic acid resin. Acrylamide-acrylic acid resin (hydrolized polyacrylamide), only for...

  14. 40 CFR 721.2752 - Epoxy resin containing phosphorus (generic).

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    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Epoxy resin containing phosphorus (generic). 721...Chemical Substances § 721.2752 Epoxy resin containing phosphorus (generic). ...substance identified generically as an epoxy resin containing phosphorus (PMN...

  15. 76 FR 39896 - Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy

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    ...Review)] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy Determination On the basis of...order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from Italy would be likely to lead to continuation...entitled Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy: Investigation No....

  16. 40 CFR 721.2755 - Cycloaliphatic epoxy resin (generic).

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    ...2010-07-01 false Cycloaliphatic epoxy resin (generic). 721.2755 Section 721...Substances § 721.2755 Cycloaliphatic epoxy resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance...identified generically as cycloaliphatic epoxy resin (PMN P-98-105) is subject to...

  17. 40 CFR 721.5908 - Modified phenolic resin (generic).

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    ...2010-07-01 false Modified phenolic resin (generic). 721.5908 Section 721...Substances § 721.5908 Modified phenolic resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance...identified generically as modified phenolic resin (PMN P-01-561) is subject to...

  18. 21 CFR 872.3310 - Coating material for resin fillings.

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    ...2010-04-01 false Coating material for resin fillings. 872.3310 Section 872...Devices § 872.3310 Coating material for resin fillings. (a) Identification. A coating material for resin fillings is a device intended to be...

  19. 40 CFR 721.2673 - Aromatic epoxide resin (generic).

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    ...2010-07-01 false Aromatic epoxide resin (generic). 721.2673 Section 721...Substances § 721.2673 Aromatic epoxide resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance...identified generically as aromatic epoxide resin (PMN P-99-1399) is subject to...

  20. 21 CFR 872.3690 - Tooth shade resin material.

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    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Tooth shade resin material. 872.3690 Section 872.3690...Prosthetic Devices § 872.3690 Tooth shade resin material. (a) Identification. Tooth shade resin material is a device composed of...

  1. 21 CFR 181.32 - Acrylonitrile copolymers and resins.

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    ...2010-04-01 2009-04-01 true Acrylonitrile copolymers and resins. 181.32 ...Prior-Sanctioned Food Ingredients § 181.32 Acrylonitrile copolymers and resins. (a) Acrylonitrile copolymers and resins listed in...

  2. Curing kinetics of alkyd/melamine resin mixtures

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    Jovi?i? Mirjana C.; Radi?evi? Radmila Ž.

    2009-01-01

    Alkyd resins are the most popular and useful synthetic resins applied as the binder in protective coatings. Frequently they are not used alone but are modified with other synthetic resins in the manufacture of the coatings. An alkyd/melamine resin mixture is the usual composition for the preparation of coating called 'baking enamel' and it is cured through functional groups of resins at high temperatures. In this paper, curing kinetics of alkyd resins based on castor oil and dehydrated castor...

  3. Synthesis and Characterizations of Melamine-Based Epoxy Resins

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    Raffaele Cioffi; Michelina Catauro; Francesco Colangelo; Claudio Ferone; Fabio Borbone; Oreste Tarallo; Giuseppina Roviello; Laura Ricciotti

    2013-01-01

    A new, easy and cost-effective synthetic procedure for the preparation of thermosetting melamine-based epoxy resins is reported. By this innovative synthetic method, different kinds of resins can be obtained just by mixing the reagents in the presence of a catalyst without solvent and with mild curing conditions. Two types of resins were synthesized using melamine and a glycidyl derivative (resins I) or by adding a silane derivative (resin II). The resins were characterized by means of chemic...

  4. FABRICATION AND STUDY OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITES

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    Amar Singh Singha; Vijay Kumar Thakur

    2008-01-01

    Fabrication of polymer composites reinforced with lignocellulosic materials has increased considerably during the last few years. This work reports the synthesis of natural fiber reinforced phenol-formaldehyde (PF) resin matrix based polymer composite using a compression molding technique. Initially the PF resin was prepared by varying the concentration of formaldehyde with a fixed weight of phenol. Polymeric resin of different P: F ratios were subjected for optimization of their mechanical p...

  5. Immobilization of Lactate Oxidase Within a Hybrid Mesoporous Membrane

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    HE Jiao

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The hybrid mesoporous membrane was prepared by using Pluronic F127((PEO106(PRO70(PEO106as a structure-directing agent. Columnar mesoporoussilica was formed inside the anodic aluminium membrane (AAM pores and had a length of ca. (50±2um. Nano-fiber with the diameters of the pores being about 12 nm was aligned along the long axis of the AAM pore walls. The lactate oxidase (LODencapsulation was done by covalent attachment on the inner wall of the silica mesopores. After removing of Pluronic F127 inside the silica mesopores by calcination, the 3-aminopropylethoxysilane (APTMS was immobilized on the inner pore surface. Then, the LOD was covalently attached via a linker of glutaraldehyde(GA and the LOD-M was obtained. The resulting LOD-M was applied for conversion of lactic acid to pyuvic acid. The LOD-M can be used for conversion of lactic acid by using a conventional? ltration apparatus. The proposed scheme allows conversion of lactic acid without separation of the mesoporous silica host from the reaction media. We compared the morphology of the mesoporous material after imobilization of enzyme by TEM and isotherm. The effect on enzyme activity, such as concentration of L-lacate, flow speeds and storage time, was also tested.

  6. DEVELOPMENT OF MESOPOROUS MEMBRANE MATERIALS FOR CO2 SEPARATION

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    Wei-Heng Shih; Qiang Zhao; Nanlin Wang

    2002-05-01

    Mesoporous and precipitated alumina were synthesized as the base material for CO{sub 2} adsorbent. The porous alumina is doped with Ba to enhance it CO{sub 2} affinity due to the basicity of Ba. it is shown by gas chromatograph (GC) that the addition of Ba enhances the separation CO{sub 2} from N{sub 2}. It was found that mesoporous alumina has larger specific surface area and better selectivity of CO{sub 2} than precipitated alumina. Ba improves the affinity of mesoporous alumina with CO{sub 2}. Phase may play an important role in selective adsorption of CO{sub 2}. It is speculated that mesoporous alumina is more reactive than precipitated alumina creating the xBaO {center_dot} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} phase that may be more affinity to CO{sub 2} than N{sub 2}. On the other hand, the barium aluminate phase (Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 6}) in the mesoporous sample does not help the adsorption of CO{sub 2}.

  7. Hydrogen sorption in transition metal modified mesoporous materials

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    Prasanth, K.P.; Raj, Manoj C.; Bajaj, H.C. [Discipline of Inorganic Materials and Catalysis, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), G.B.Marg, Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364 002 (India); Kim, T.H. [Advanced Process Research Center, KIER, Daejeon (Korea); Jasra, R.V. [R and D Centre, Reliance Industries Limited, Manufacturing Division, Vadodara, 391 346, Gujarat (India)

    2010-03-15

    Ni, Rh and Pd incorporated mesoporous MCM-41, MCM-48, HMS and SBA-15 samples were synthesized and were characterized using XRD, ICP/EDX and N{sub 2} adsorption-desorption at 77.4 K. The hydrogen adsorption studies in the synthesized materials were performed at 77.4 K (up to 112 kPa) and 303 K (up to 4000 kPa). The hydrogen adsorption isotherms of pristine and transition metals incorporated mesoporous materials at 77.4 K were completely reversible reflecting physisorption of hydrogen in these materials. The hydrogen adsorption isotherms at 303 K were not reversible showing the chemisorption of hydrogen in these materials at 303 K. Hydrogen sorption studies showed that transition metal modification improved the hydrogen storage capacity of mesoporous materials at 303 K. The desorption of the adsorbed hydrogen by heating up to 500 K from the mesoporous materials were also carried out for studying the recovery of adsorbed hydrogen from transition metal incorporated mesoporous materials. (author)

  8. Mesoporous materials used in medicine and environmental applications.

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    Gunduz, Oguzhan; Yetmez, Mehmet; Sonmez, Maria; Georgescu, Mihai; Alexandrescu, Laura; Ficai, Anton; Ficai, Denisa; Andronescu, Ecaterina

    2015-01-01

    Mesoporous materials synthesized in the presence of templates, are commonly used for environment and medical applications. Due to the properties it holds, mesoporous silica nanoparticles is an excellent material for use in medical field, biomaterials, active principles delivery systems, enzyme immobilization and imaging. Their structure allows embedding large and small molecules, DNA adsorption and genetic transfer. Using mesoporous silica nanoparticles for delivery of bioactive molecules can protect them against degradation under physiological conditions, allow controlled drugs release and minimize side effects on healthy tissues. Cellular tests performed on mesoporous silica nanoparticles demonstrate that MSN's cytotoxicity is dependent on the size and concentration and suggests the use of larger size nanoparticles is optimal for medical applications. Mesoporous materials possess high biological compatibility, are non-toxic and can be easily modified by functionalizing the surface or inside the pores by grafting or co-condensation method. The structure, composition and pores size of this material can be optimized during synthesis by varying the stoichiometric reactants, reaction conditions, nature of the template's molecules or by functionalization method. PMID:25877095

  9. Researches concerning the purolite resin assimilation for use within the uranium separation - concentration resin in pulp process

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    New strong base anionite resins manufactures by the Purolite Company were studied comparing with the older AM resin, for U6+ separation concentration from model solutions. Loading capacities for U6+, were established using both resins, A 500 and A 600 respectively, followed by the study of the loading capacity variation related to the recycling number. Mechanical resistance determination was performed for SHA 600 and AM resins, showing superior characteristics for these resins and enabling their use in 'Resin In Pulp' process. (authors)

  10. Bond strength of resin-resin interfaces contaminated with saliva and submitted to different surface treatments

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    Furuse, Adilson Yoshio; da Cunha, Leonardo Fernandes

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different surface treatments on shear bond strength of saliva-contaminated resin-resin interfaces. Flat resin surfaces were fabricated. In the control group, no contamination or surface treatment was performed. The resin surfaces of the experimental groups were contaminated with saliva and air-dried, and then submitted to: (G1) rinsing with water and drying; (G2) application of an adhesive system; (G3) rinsing and drying, abrasion with finishing disks, etching and application of adhesive system; (G4) rinsing and drying, etching, application of silane and adhesive system. Resin cylinders were placed over the treated surfaces. The specimens were stored in water or ethanol. Shear bond strength tests were performed and the mode of failure was evaluated. Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Dunnett T3 test. Contamination of resin-resin interfaces with saliva significantly reduced shear strength, especially after prolonged storage (p

  11. Volumetric polymerization shrinkage of contemporary composite resins

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    Halim, Nagem Filho; Haline Drumond, Nagem; Paulo Afonso Silveira, Francisconi; Eduardo Batista, Franco; Rafael Francisco Lia, Mondelli; Kennedy Queiroz, Coutinho.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The polymerization shrinkage of composite resins may affect negatively the clinical outcome of the restoration. Extensive research has been carried out to develop new formulations of composite resins in order to provide good handling characteristics and some dimensional stability during polymerizati [...] on. The purpose of this study was to analyze, in vitro, the magnitude of the volumetric polymerization shrinkage of 7 contemporary composite resins (Definite, Suprafill, SureFil, Filtek Z250, Fill Magic, Alert, and Solitaire) to determine whether there are differences among these materials. The tests were conducted with precision of 0.1 mg. The volumetric shrinkage was measured by hydrostatic weighing before and after polymerization and calculated by known mathematical equations. One-way ANOVA (a or = 0.05) was used to determine statistically significant differences in volumetric shrinkage among the tested composite resins. Suprafill (1.87±0.01) and Definite (1.89±0.01) shrank significantly less than the other composite resins. SureFil (2.01±0.06), Filtek Z250 (1.99±0.03), and Fill Magic (2.02±0.02) presented intermediate levels of polymerization shrinkage. Alert and Solitaire presented the highest degree of polymerization shrinkage. Knowing the polymerization shrinkage rates of the commercially available composite resins, the dentist would be able to choose between using composite resins with lower polymerization shrinkage rates or adopting technical or operational procedures to minimize the adverse effects deriving from resin contraction during light-activation.

  12. Superhydrophobic and luminescent methylsilicone resin film

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    The europium complex, Eu(BA)3Phen was introduced to the methylsilicone resin film, the investigation showed that the variation of the morphology and surface components of the film was not obvious comparing to methylsilicone resin film, and the superhydrophobicity of the as-prepared film was still retained. Furthermore, the film showed excellent luminescent property, the red light can be observed.

  13. Overview on resins available in microlithography

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    Serre, B.; Schue, F.; Montginoul, C.; Giral, L.

    1985-11-01

    Lithographic equipments using electrons and X radiation are developed. Velocity and resolution requirements fix the nature of the material to irradiate. Circuit making principles are recalled here; resists (organic polymers) are employed for it. The different types of resins and then needed characteristics are reviewed here. In the scope of electron sensitive resins methyl polymethacrylate and derivative and its copolymers (and copolymers of methacrylonitrile) and reticulated copolymers are studied. Polysulfones are also presented (poly(buten-1 sulfone), poly(styrene sulfone), poly(methyl-1 cyclopentene-1 sulfone). The interest in photosensitive resins (such as AZ) as electron sensitive resins is recalled. In the field of negative resins, the polyepoxyds, polystyrene and halogenated derivates from polystyrene (CMS and PCMS), the poly(vinyl-2 naphtalene) and its derivatives (PSTTF) are presented. The X radiation sensitive resins are also reviewed: the methyl polymethacrylate and its halogenated derivates, the acrylic homopolymers and copolymers (example of poly(acrylate of chlorinated alcoyls). The resins developable by plasma are mentioned. At last, for photosensitive resins, the diazide polydiene systems are presented together with systems diazo-2 2H-naphtalenone-1. The systems with salt photolysis are just recalled.

  14. Volumetric polymerization shrinkage of contemporary composite resins

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    Halim Nagem Filho

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available The polymerization shrinkage of composite resins may affect negatively the clinical outcome of the restoration. Extensive research has been carried out to develop new formulations of composite resins in order to provide good handling characteristics and some dimensional stability during polymerization. The purpose of this study was to analyze, in vitro, the magnitude of the volumetric polymerization shrinkage of 7 contemporary composite resins (Definite, Suprafill, SureFil, Filtek Z250, Fill Magic, Alert, and Solitaire to determine whether there are differences among these materials. The tests were conducted with precision of 0.1 mg. The volumetric shrinkage was measured by hydrostatic weighing before and after polymerization and calculated by known mathematical equations. One-way ANOVA (a or = 0.05 was used to determine statistically significant differences in volumetric shrinkage among the tested composite resins. Suprafill (1.87±0.01 and Definite (1.89±0.01 shrank significantly less than the other composite resins. SureFil (2.01±0.06, Filtek Z250 (1.99±0.03, and Fill Magic (2.02±0.02 presented intermediate levels of polymerization shrinkage. Alert and Solitaire presented the highest degree of polymerization shrinkage. Knowing the polymerization shrinkage rates of the commercially available composite resins, the dentist would be able to choose between using composite resins with lower polymerization shrinkage rates or adopting technical or operational procedures to minimize the adverse effects deriving from resin contraction during light-activation.

  15. Epoxidation of linseed oil-Alkyd resins

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    Three types of different linseed oil-alkyd resin ( Alk (I), Alk (II), and Alk (III) ) were prepared with the calculated amounts of mono glycerides and adipic acid (1:1, 1:2, and 2:1 Eq.Wt) respectively via monoglyceride method. The obtained alkyd resins were epoxidized via reaction with the calculated quantities of peracetic acid, which was prepared by the reaction of acetic anhydride with H2O2. Epoxidation occurred with the ratio (1: 1, 1 :3, and 1:6 Eq. Wt) of alkyd to peracetic acid. The effect of reaction time on the epoxy group content was measured during the epoxidation process. The prepared alkyd resins were analyzed by IR and H1NMR. The metal coated film properties of epoxidized alkyd resins were compared with those of unmodified alkyd resins. It was observed that the coating films of epoxidized alkyd resins have better in drying properties, hardness, adhesion, impact and flexibility than those of un epoxidized alkyd resins. The flammability properties of the paper coated films for the prepared brominated epoxidized alkyd resins were found to be fire retardant

  16. 21 CFR 177.1655 - Polysulfone resins.

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    2010-04-01

    ...section, polysulfone resins are: (1) Poly(oxy-p -phenylenesulfonyl-p -phenyleneoxy-p...react with 4,4?-dichlorodiphenyl sulfone in such a way that the finished resins...react with 4,4?-dichlorodiphenyl sulfone in such a way that the finished...

  17. Overview on resins available in microlithography

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    Lithographic equipments using electrons and X radiation are developed. Velocity and resolution requirements fix the nature of the material to irradiate. Circuit making principles are recalled here; resists (organic polymers) are employed for it. The different types of resins and then needed characteristics are reviewed here. In the scope of electron sensitive resins methyl polymethacrylate and derivative and its copolymers (and copolymers of methacrylonitrile) and reticulated copolymers are studied. Polysulfones are also presented (poly(buten-1 sulfone), poly(styrene sulfone), poly(methyl-1 cyclopentene-1 sulfone). The interest in photosensitive resins (such as AZ) as electron sensitive resins is recalled. In the field of negative resins, the polyepoxyds, polystyrene and halogenated derivates from polystyrene (CMS and PCMS), the poly(vinyl-2 naphtalene) and its derivatives (PSTTF) are presented. The X radiation sensitive resins are also reviewed: the methyl polymethacrylate and its halogenated derivates, the acrylic homopolymers and copolymers (example of poly(acrylate of chlorinated alcoyls). The resins developable by plasma are mentioned. At last, for photosensitive resins, the diazide polydiene systems are presented together with systems diazo-2 2H-naphtalenone-1. The systems with salt photolysis are just recalled

  18. Enhancing the Porosity of Mesoporous Carbon-Templated ZSM-5 by Desilication

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    Holm, Martin Spangsberg; Egeblad, Kresten

    2008-01-01

    A tunable desilication protocol applied on a mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite synthesized by carbon-templating is reported. The strategy enables a systematic manufacture of zeolite catalysts with moderate to very high mesoporosities. Coupling carbon-templating and desilication thus allow for more than a doubling of the original mesopore volume and mesopore surface area. The porosity effect arising from various treatment times and base amounts in the media has been thoroughly mapped. Initially, small mesopores are created, and as desilication strength increases the average mesopore size enhances. Crystallinity of the treated samples is retained, and electron microscopy indicates solely intracrystalline mesoporosity. (

  19. Electrodialytic decontamination of spent ion exchange resins

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    Development of a novel electrodialytic decontamination process for the selective removal of radioactive Cs from spent ion exchange resins containing large amounts of Li is described. The process involves passage of a dc electric current through a bed of the spent ion exchange resin in a specially designed electrodialytic cell. The radiocesium so removed from a volume of the spent resin is concentrated onto a much smaller volume of a Cs selective sorbent to achieve a significant radioactive waste volume reduction. Technical feasibility of the electrodialytic resin decontamination process has been demonstrated on a bench scale with a batch of simulated spent ion exchange resin and using potassium cobalt ferrocyanide as the Cs selective sorbent. A volume reduction factor between 10 and 17 has been estimated. The process appears to be economically attractive. Improvements in process economics can be expected from optimization of the process. Other possible applications of the EDRD process have been identified

  20. Embedding of reactor wastes in plastic resins

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    STEAG Kernenergie GmbH is so far the only firm commercially to condition radioactive bead ion exchange resins by embedding in polystyrene resins. The objective of the work reported here was to study and develop methods for immobilization of other reactor wastes in plastic resins. Comparison studies on high quality cement however showed favourable results for cement with respect to process safety and economy. For this reason STEAG interrupted its work in the field of resin embedding after about one year. The work carried out during this period is surveyed in this report, which includes a comprehensive literature study on reactor wastes and their solidification in plastic resins as well as on regulations with regard to radioactive waste disposal in the member states of the European Communities

  1. Physical Properties of Synthetic Resin Materials

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    Fishbein, Meyer

    1939-01-01

    A study was made to determine the physical properties of synthetic resins having paper, canvas, and linen reinforcements, and of laminated wood impregnated with a resin varnish. The results show that commercial resins have moduli of elasticity that are too low for structural considerations. Nevertheless, there do exist plastics that have favorable mechanical properties and, with further development, it should be possible to produce resin products that compare favorably with the light-metal alloys. The results obtained from tests on Compound 1840, resin-impregnated wood, show that this material can stand on its own merit by virtue of a compressive strength four times that of the natural wood. This increase in compressive strength was accomplished with an increase of density to a value slightly below three times the normal value and corrected one of the most serious defects of the natural product.

  2. Solidification of ion exchange resin wastes

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    Solidification media investigated included portland type I, portland type III and high alumina cements, a proprietary gypsum-based polymer modified cement, and a vinyl ester-styrene thermosetting plastic. Samples formulated with hydraulic cement were analyzed to investigate the effects of resin type, resin loading, waste-to-cement ratio, and water-to-cement ratio. The solidification of cation resin wastes with portland cement was characterized by excessive swelling and cracking of waste forms, both after curing and during immersion testing. Mixed bed resin waste formulations were limited by their cation component. Additives to improve the mechanical properties of portland cement-ion exchange resin waste forms were evaluated. High alumina cement formulations dislayed a resistance to deterioration of mechanical integrity during immersion testing, thus providing a significant advantage over portland cements for the solidification of resin wastes. Properties of cement-ion exchange resin waste forms were examined. An experiment was conducted to study the leachability of 137Cs, 85Sr, and 60Co from resins modified in portland type III and high alumina cements. The cumulative 137Cs fraction release was at least an order of magnitude greater than that of either 85Sr or 60Co. Release rates of 137Cs in high alumina cement were greater than those in portland III cement by a factor of two.Compressive strength and leach testing were conducted for resin wastes solidified with polymer-modified gypsum based cement. 137Cs, 85Sr, and 60Co fraction releases were about one, two and three orders of magnitude higher, respectively, than in equivalent portland type III cement formulations. As much as 28.6 wt % dry ion exchange resin was successfully solidified using vinyl ester-styrene compared with a maximum of 25 wt % in both portland and gypsum-based cement

  3. Synthesis of mesoporous silica microsphere from dual surfactant

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    Venkatathri, Narayanan.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A new procedure is reported to synthesis mesoporous silica micro sphere for the first time. In these method two surfactants namely Span 80 and Tween 80 were used. Small angle X ray diffraction and N2 adsorption analysis shows the synthesized material has mesoporous property. The material has spheric [...] al morphology with 1-10 µm particle size. Beside the material found to have microcapsule property as observed from the Transmission electron microscopy. The Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopic analysis reveals that the materials are similar to other mesoporous materials. We also encapsulated an UV-absorber Ibuprofen inside the microcapsule, by mixing it before the synthesis. This shows a possibility of the materials in cosmetic applications.

  4. Removal of anionic surfactants by sorption onto Aminated Mesoporous Carbon

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    Moradi S.E.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Direct and indirect releases of large quantities of surfactants to the environment may result in serious health and environmental problems. Therefore, surfactants should be removed from water before release to the environment or delivery for public use. In the present work, the removal of anionic surfactants, benzene sulfonate (BS, p-toluene sulfonate (TS and 4-octylbenzene sulfonate (OBS from water by adsorption onto Amino modified mesoporous carbon (AMC were studied. The AMC surface chemistry and textural properties was characterized by nitrogen adsorption, XRD and FT-IR analyses. Experiments were conducted in batch mode with the variables such as amount of contact time, solution pH, dose of adsorbent and temperature. Finally, the adsorption isotherms of anionic surfactants on mesoporous carbon adsorbents were in agreement with a Langmuir model. AMC has shown higher anionic surfactants adsorption capacity than the untreated mesoporous carbon, which can explain by strong interaction between anionic surfactant and cationic surface of adsorbent.

  5. Synthesis of mesoporous silica microsphere from dual surfactant

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    Venkatathri Narayanan

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A new procedure is reported to synthesis mesoporous silica micro sphere for the first time. In these method two surfactants namely Span 80 and Tween 80 were used. Small angle X ray diffraction and N2 adsorption analysis shows the synthesized material has mesoporous property. The material has spherical morphology with 1-10 µm particle size. Beside the material found to have microcapsule property as observed from the Transmission electron microscopy. The Fourier transform Infrared spectroscopic analysis reveals that the materials are similar to other mesoporous materials. We also encapsulated an UV-absorber Ibuprofen inside the microcapsule, by mixing it before the synthesis. This shows a possibility of the materials in cosmetic applications.

  6. Polymorphism of the glass former ethanol confined in mesoporous silicon

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    Henschel, Anke; Huber, Patrick; 10.1080/09500831003766999

    2010-01-01

    X-ray diffraction patterns of ethanol confined in parallel-aligned channels of approx. 10 nm diameter and 50 micrometer length in mesoporous silicon have been recorded as a function of filling fraction, temperature and for varying cooling and heating rates. A sorption isotherm, recorded in the liquid state, indicates a three monolayer thick, strongly adsorbed wall layer and a capillary condensed fraction of molecules in the pore center. Though the strongly adsorbed film remains in an amorphous state for the entire temperature range investigated, the capillary condensed molecules reproduce the polymorphism of bulk solid ethanol, that is the formation of either crystalline or glass-like states as a function of cooling rate. The critical rate necessary to achieve a vitrification in the mesopores is, however, at least two orders of magnitude smaller than in the bulk state. This finding can be traced both to pure geometrical constraints and quenched disorder effects, characteristic of confinement in mesoporous sil...

  7. Mesoporous silica and organosilica films templated by nanocrystalline chitin.

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    Nguyen, Thanh-Dinh; Shopsowitz, Kevin E; MacLachlan, Mark J

    2013-11-01

    Liquid crystalline phases can be used to impart order into inorganic solids, creating materials that mimic natural architectures. Herein, mesoporous silica and organosilica films with layered structures and high surface areas have been templated by nanocrystalline chitin. Aqueous suspensions of spindle-shaped chitin nanocrystals were prepared by sequential deacetylation and hydrolysis of chitin fibrils isolated from king crab shells. The nanocrystalline chitin self-assembles into a nematic liquid-crystalline phase that has been used to template silica and organosilica composites. Removal of the chitin template by either calcination or sulfuric-acid-catalyzed hydrolysis gave mesoporous silica and ethylene-bridged organosilica films. The large, crack-free mesoporous films have layered structures with features that originate from the nematic organization of the nanocrystalline chitin. PMID:24150881

  8. Synthesis and electrochemical capacitance of mesoporous Co(OH)2

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    Mesoporous Co(OH)2 was synthesized by using CH3(CH2)10CH2OSO3Na as soft template and urea as hydrolysis-controlling agent. The composition and microstructure of Co(OH)2 was investigated by X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and nitrogen adsorption and desorption isotherms. Structure characterizations indicated a good mesoporous structure for the prepared Co(OH)2 with adsorption average pore diameter of 11 nm and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface area of 283 m2 g-1. Cyclic voltammogram, galvanostatic charge-discharge test, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) analysis showed that the Co(OH)2 possessed good capacitive behavior. The maximum specific capacitance of 341 F g-1 was obtained for the mesoporous Co(OH)2 at a charge/discharge current density of 5 mA cm-2

  9. Adsorption of vitamin E on mesoporous titania nanocrystals

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    Tri-block nonionic surfactant and titanium chloride were used as starting materials for the synthesis of mesoporous titania nanocrystallite powders. The main objective of the present study was to examine the synthesis of mesoporous titania nanocrystals and the adsorption of vitamin E on those nanocrystals using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy, and nitrogen adsorption and desorption isotherms. When the calcination temperature was increased to 300 oC, the reflection peaks in the XRD pattern indicated the presence of an anatase phase. The crystallinity of the nanocrystallites increased from 80% to 98.6% with increasing calcination temperature from 465 oC to 500 oC. The N2 adsorption data and XRD data taken after vitamin E adsorption revealed that the vitamin E molecules were adsorbed in the mesopores of the titania nanocrystals.

  10. The synthesis and application of two mesoporous silica nanoparticles as drug delivery system with different shape

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    Wang, Jiayi; Wang, Zhuyuan; Chen, Hui; Zong, Shenfei; Cui, Yiping

    2015-05-01

    Mesoporous silica nanospheres(MSNSs) have been obtained utilizing the conventional reverse micelles synthesis method while the mesoporous silica nanorods(MSNRs) have been acquired by means of changing certain parameters. Afterwards, the prepared mesoporous silica nanospheres and nanorods were used as drug carriers to load and release the classical cancer therapeutic drug—DOX. According to the absorption spectra, the encapsulation efficiency of the mesoporous silica nanospheres is almost as high as that of the nanospheres. Different from the familiar encapsulation efficiency, the release characteristic curves of the mesoporous silica nanospheres and nanorods possessed certain differences during the release process. Finally incellular fluorescence imaging was achieved to observe the endocytosis of the mesoporous silica materials. Our results show that although both of the two kinds of nanoparticles possess favourable properties for loading and releasing drugs, the mesoporous silica nanospheres perform better in dispersity and controlled release than the nanorods, which probably endow them the potential as incellular drug delivery system.

  11. Zirconia-silica based mesoporous desulfurization adsorbents

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    Palomino, Jessica M.; Tran, Dat T.; Kareh, Ana R.; Miller, Christopher A.; Gardner, Joshua M. V.; Dong, Hong; Oliver, Scott R. J.

    2015-03-01

    We report a series of mesoporous silicate sorbent materials templated by long-chain primary alkylamines that display record level of desulfurization of the jet fuel JP-8. Pure silica frameworks and those with a Si:Zr synthesis molar ratio ranging from 44:1 to 11:1 were investigated. The optimum sorbent was identified as dodecylamine-templated silica-zirconia synthesized from a gel with Si:Zr molar ratio of 15:1. With an optimized silver loading of 11 wt.%, a saturation adsorption capacity of 39.4 mgS g-1 and a silver efficiency of 1.21 molS mol Ag-1 were observed for JP-8. This sorbent displayed exceptional regenerability, maintaining 86% of its initial capacity in model fuel after solvent regeneration with diethyl ether. Low-cost, portable and reusable sorbents for the desulfurization of JP-8 jet fuel are needed to make solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) a reality for military power needs. SOFCs require ultra-low sulfur content fuel, which traditional desulfurization methods cannot achieve.

  12. Hypersonic properties of monodisperse spherical mesoporous silica particles

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    We use the picosecond acoustic pump-probe technique to study the elastic properties of monodisperse mesoporous silica spheres filled with nickel and deposited in the form of opal-like films on silica substrates. The picosecond pump-probe optical transmission signal shows harmonic oscillations corresponding to the lower energy radial Lamb mode in the vibrational spectrum of the spheres. These oscillations, with a frequency of several gigahertz last for several nanoseconds in the spheres with diameter 1050 nm, showing high homogeneity of the sphere parameters. By analysis of the oscillation spectrum of films with different sphere diameters and nickel content we obtain the elastic moduli of the mesoporous silica spheres. (paper)

  13. Hierarchical mesoporous silica nanotubes derived from natural cellulose substance.

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    Zhang, Yanhua; Liu, Xiaoyan; Huang, Jianguo

    2011-09-01

    Bioinspired synthesis of hierarchical mesoporous silica nanotubes by using natural cellulose substance (filter paper) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) micelles as dual templates was achieved. CTAB micelles were adsorbed onto the surfaces of ultrathin titania film precoated cellulose nanofibers, followed by hydrolysis and condensation of tetraethyl orthosilicate around these micelles to form silica. After calcination and sulfuric acid treatment to remove the organic templates and the thin titania film, bulk white sheets composed of natural hierarchical silica nanotubes with mesopores in the walls were obtained, to which silver nanoparticles were further induced to give a silica-nanotube/metal-nanoparticle hybrid. PMID:21823655

  14. Vapor infiltration techniques for spin-on mesoporous silica films

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    Ordered mesoporous silica films have been prepared by spin-coating using tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) as a silica source and nonionic surfactant Brij 30 as a templating agent. Sulfuric acid (H2SO4), nitric acid (HNO3), or hydrochloric acid (HCl) was mixed as a catalyst in coating solutions. A vapor infiltration treatment was performed using TEOS or trimethylethoxysilane (TMES). The vapor infiltration treatments effectively improved mechanical strength, hydrothermal stability and film adhesive. The dielectric constant of the TMES-treated mesoporous silica film was 1.8

  15. Monolithic gyroidal mesoporous mixed titanium-niobium nitrides.

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    Robbins, Spencer W; Sai, Hiroaki; DiSalvo, Francis J; Gruner, Sol M; Wiesner, Ulrich

    2014-08-26

    Mesoporous transition metal nitrides are interesting materials for energy conversion and storage applications due to their conductivity and durability. We present ordered mixed titanium-niobium (8:2, 1:1) nitrides with gyroidal network structures synthesized from triblock terpolymer structure-directed mixed oxides. The materials retain both macroscopic integrity and mesoscale ordering despite heat treatment up to 600 °C, without a rigid carbon framework as a support. Furthermore, the gyroidal lattice parameters were varied by changing polymer molar mass. This synthesis strategy may prove useful in generating a variety of monolithic ordered mesoporous mixed oxides and nitrides for electrode and catalyst materials. PMID:25122534

  16. Application of predictive fuzzy logic controller in temperature control of phenol-formaldehyde manufacturing: using MATLAB-SIMULINK methodology

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    Yaacob, Sazali; Nagarajan, Ramachandran; Kin, Kenneth T. T.

    2001-10-01

    In polymer industries, the automation and control of reactors due to the progress in the areas of fuzzy control, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and expert systems lead to more secured and stable operation. When phenol and formaldehyde are mixed together, sudden heat is produced by the nonlinear exothermal reaction. Since sudden heat is liberated, polymerization process requires precise temperature control to avoid temperature run-away and the consequent damage to expensive materials. In practice, human involvement has been a source of errors that affects the quality of the product. This research proposes a design methodology for a sensor based computer control system. The duration of ON and OFF time of the relays is the parameters to be controlled in order to keep the exothermic reaction under control. This paper discusses a detailed simulation study of this exothermal process using MATLAB-SIMULINK-Fuzzy Logic toolbox. The model for the simulation study is derived from the constructed thermal system and responses are obtained. A predictive FLC structure is developed and compared to a classical PID control structure. Simulation results are obtained to ensure that the predictive FLC is better in controlling the reaction temperature.

  17. EFFECTS OF ETHANOL, PHENOL, FORMALDEHYDE, AND SELECTED METABOLITES ON METABOLIC COOPERATION BETWEEN CHINESE HAMSTER V79 LUNG FIBROBLASTS

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    The discovery that phorbol ester tumor promoters inhibit metabolic cooperation between cultured cells in proportion to their promoting activity in vivo suggests that such inhibition may be a mechanism in tumor promotion. Because metabolic cooperation appears to be essential for n...

  18. Preparation of mesoporous nanofibers by vapor phase synthesis: control of mesopore structures with the aid of co-surfactants

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    Mesoporous nanofibers (MSNFs) can be fabricated in the pores of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane using diverse methods. Among them vapor phase synthesis (VPS) provides several advantages over sol–gel or evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) based methods. One powerful advantage is that we can employ multiple surfactants as structural directing agents (SDAs) simultaneously. By adopting diverse pairs of SDAs, we can control the mesopore structures, i.e. pore size, surface area, and even the morphology of mesostructures. Here, we used F127 as a main SDA, which is relatively robust (thus, difficult to change the mesopore structures), and added a series of cationic co-surfactants to observe the systematical changes in their mesostructure with respect to the chain length of the co-surfactant. (paper)

  19. Preparation of mesoporous nanofibers by vapor phase synthesis: control of mesopore structures with the aid of co-surfactants

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    Min, Sa Hoon; Bae, Joonwon; Jang, Jyongsik; Lee, Kyung Jin

    2013-06-01

    Mesoporous nanofibers (MSNFs) can be fabricated in the pores of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane using diverse methods. Among them vapor phase synthesis (VPS) provides several advantages over sol-gel or evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) based methods. One powerful advantage is that we can employ multiple surfactants as structural directing agents (SDAs) simultaneously. By adopting diverse pairs of SDAs, we can control the mesopore structures, i.e. pore size, surface area, and even the morphology of mesostructures. Here, we used F127 as a main SDA, which is relatively robust (thus, difficult to change the mesopore structures), and added a series of cationic co-surfactants to observe the systematical changes in their mesostructure with respect to the chain length of the co-surfactant.

  20. Safety evaluation of cation-exchange resins

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    Results are presented of a study to evaluate whether sufficient information is available to establish conservative limits for the safe use of cation-exchange resins in separating radionuclides and, if not, to recommend what new data should be acquired. The study was also an attempt to identify in-line analytical techniques for the evaluation of resin degradation during radionuclide processing. The report is based upon a review of the published literature and upon discussions with many people engaged in the use of these resins. It was concluded that the chief hazard in the use of cation-exchange resins for separating radionuclides is a thermal explosion if nitric acid or other strong oxidants are present in the process solution. Thermal explosions can be avoided by limiting process parameters so that the rates of heat and gas generation in the system do not exceed the rates for their transfer to the surroundings. Such parameters include temperature, oxidant concentration, the amounts of possible catalysts, the radiation dose absorbed by the resin and the diameter of the resin column. Current information is not sufficient to define safe upper limits for these parameters. They can be evaluated, however, from equations derived from the Frank-Kamenetskii theory of thermal explosions provided the heat capacities, thermal conductivities and rates of heat evolution in the relevant resin-oxidant mixtures are known. It is recommended that such measurements be made and the appropriate limits be evaluated. A list of additional safety precautions are also presented to aid in the application of these limits and to provide additional margins of safety. In-line evaluation of resin degradation to assess its safety hazard is considered impractical. Rather, it is recommended that the resin be removed from use before it has received the limiting radiation dose, evaluated as described above

  1. Tc-99 Ion Exchange Resin Testing

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    Valenta, Michelle M.; Parker, Kent E.; Pierce, Eric M.

    2010-08-01

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was contracted by CHPRC to evaluate the release of 99Tc from spent resin used to treat water from well 299-W15-765 and stored for several years. The key questions to be answered are: 1) does 99Tc readily release from the spent ion exchange resin after being in storage for several years; 2) if hot water stripping is used to remove the co-contaminant carbon tetrachloride, will 99Tc that has been sequestered by the resin be released; and 3) can spent resin be encapsulated into a cementitious waste form; if so, how much 99Tc would be released from the weathering of the monolith waste form? The results from the long term stability leach test results confirm that the resin is not releasing a significant amount of the sequestered 99Tc, evident by the less than 0.02% of the total 99Tc loaded being identified in the solution. Furthermore, it is possible that the measured 99Tc concentration is the result of 99Tc contained in the pore spaces of the resin. In addition to these results, analyses conducted to examine the impact of hot water on the release of 99Tc suggest that only a small percentage of the total is being released. This suggest that hot water stripping to remove carbon tetrachloride will not have a significant affect on the resin’s ability to hold-on to sequestered 99Tc. Finally, encapsulation of spent resin in a cementitious material may be a viable disposal option, but additional tests are needed to examine the extent of physical degradation caused by moisture loss and the effect this degradation process can have on the release of 99Tc.

  2. Luminous Efficient Compositions Based on Epoxy Resin

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    R.S. Palaiah

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium/sodium nitrate illuminating compositions with epoxy resin - E 605 have beenstudied for luminosity and luminous efficiency by varying fuel oxidizer ratio and binder content.The compositions have been evaluated for impact and friction sensitivities, burn rate, thermalcharacteristics, and mechanical properties. Flame temperature and combustion products areevaluated theoretically by using REAL program. Experimental results show that, luminosity,burn rate, and calorimetric value are higher for polyester resin-based compositions. The highluminous efficiency composition is achieved with magnesium/sodium nitrate ratio of 70/30 with4 per cent epoxy resin.

  3. Advanced Fibre Reinforced Methyl Nadicimide Resins .

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    Sarfaraz Alam

    1996-07-01

    Full Text Available Glass/carbon/kevlar-reinforced composites were fabricated using two structurally different methl nadicimide resins. The resin content of the laminates was in the range of 32-39 per cent. Interlaminar shear strength (ILSSand flexual strength (FS depended on the structure of the methyl nadicimide resins. A significant decrease in the ILSS was observed on treatment with boiling water for 500 h and on isothermal ageing at 300 degree celsius for 100,250 and 500 h. The limiting oxygen index (LOI was the lowest for laminates based on Kevlar fabrics (i.e.54 whereas the laminates based on glass/carbon showed very high LOI(>90.

  4. In-depth disinfection of acrylic resins.

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    Chau, V B; Saunders, T R; Pimsler, M; Elfring, D R

    1995-09-01

    This study demonstrated that bacteria penetrate three kinds of dental acrylic resin after a short time period. Samples of acrylic resin were contaminated with a variety of bacteria and were then placed in three different disinfecting solutions as directed by the manufacturers. After the specific dilution and immersion time, cultures were made from the resin samples. The only effective disinfectant was a 0.525% solution of sodium hypochlorite at a 10-minute immersion. It disinfected not only the surfaces but also the bacteria that penetrated the surfaces to a depth of 3 mm. PMID:7473287

  5. SEM and elemental analysis of composite resins

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    Twenty-four chemically cured, 21 light-cured anterior, three light-cured anterior/posterior, and 18 light-cured posterior composite resins were examined using scanning electron microscopy, and the elemental composition of their filler particles was analyzed with an energy dispersive electron probe microanalyzer. According to the results obtained, the composite resins were divided into five groups (traditional, microfilled type, submicrofilled type, hybrid type, and semihybrid), with two additional hypothetical categories (microfilled and hybrid). Characteristics of each type were described with clinical indications for selective guidance of respective composite resins for clinical use

  6. Immobilisation of ion exchange resins in cement

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    The removal of activity from spent decontaminating solutions eg LOMI can be achieved using organic ion exchange resins. These resins can be successfully immobilised in cement based matrices. The optimum cement system contained 10% ordinary Portland cement 84% gg blast furnace slag, 6% microsilica with a water cement ratio of 0.5 and a dry resin loading of 36% with respect to total weight. This formulation was successfully scaled up to 200 litres giving a product with acceptable compressive strength, dimensional stability and elastic modulus. Storage of samples under water appears to have no detrimental effects on the product's properties. (author)

  7. Immobilisation of ion exchange resins in cement

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    The removal of activity from spent decontaminating solutions eg LOMI can be achieved using organic ion exchange resins. These resins can be successfully immobilised in cement based matrices. The optimum cement system contained 10% ordinary Portland cement, 84% gg blast furnace slag, 6% microsilica with a water cement ratio of 0.5 and a dry resin loading of 36% with respect to total weight. This formulation was successfully scaled up to 200 litres giving a product with acceptable compressive strength, dimensional stability and elastic modulus. Storage of samples under water appears to have no detrimental effects on the products' properties. (author)

  8. Kinetic Study of Resin-Curing on Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Resin Composites by Microwave Irradiation

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    Daisuke Shimamoto; Yusuke Imai, Yuji Hotta

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    Microwave processing has great potential for improving composite manufacturing such as reduction of curing time, energy requirements and operational costs. In this paper, the effects of microwave irradiation for resin-curing of carbon fiber/epoxy resin composite that was composed of discontinuous carbon fibers of 130 ?m or 3 mm were investigated. The mechanical properties of carbon fiber/epoxy resin composite cured by microwave irradiation for 20 min at 120°C were ...

  9. Mesoporous silica nanoparticle nanocarriers: biofunctionality and biocompatibility.

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    Tarn, Derrick; Ashley, Carlee E; Xue, Min; Carnes, Eric C; Zink, Jeffrey I; Brinker, C Jeffrey

    2013-03-19

    The study of ordered mesoporous silica materials has exploded since their discovery by Mobil researchers 20 years ago. The ability to make uniformly sized, porous, and dispersible nanoparticles using colloidal chemistry and evaporation-induced self-assembly has led to many applications of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNPs) as "nanocarriers" for delivery of drugs and other cargos to cells. The exceptionally high surface area of MSNPs, often exceeding 1000 m²/g, and the ability to independently modify pore size and surface chemistry, enables the loading of diverse cargos and cargo combinations at levels exceeding those of other common drug delivery carriers such as liposomes or polymer conjugates. This is because noncovalent electrostatic, hydrogen-bonding, and van der Waals interactions of the cargo with the MSNP internal surface cause preferential adsorption of cargo to the MSNP, allowing loading capacities to surpass the solubility limit of a solution or that achievable by osmotic gradient loading. The ability to independently modify the MSNP surface and interior makes possible engineered biofunctionality and biocompatibility. In this Account, we detail our recent efforts to develop MSNPs as biocompatible nanocarriers (Figure 1 ) that simultaneously display multiple functions including (1) high visibility/contrast in multiple imaging modalities, (2) dispersibility, (3) binding specificity to a particular target tissue or cell type, (4) ability to load and deliver large concentrations of diverse cargos, and (5) triggered or controlled release of cargo. Toward function 1, we chemically conjugated fluorescent dyes or incorporated magnetic nanoparticles to enable in vivo optical or magnetic resonance imaging. For function 2, we have made MSNPs with polymer coatings, charged groups, or supported lipid bilayers, which decrease aggregation and improve stability in saline solutions. For functions 3 and 4, we have enhanced passive bioaccumulation via the enhanced permeability and retention effect by modifying the MSNP surfaces with positively charged polymers. We have also chemically attached ligands to MSNPs that selectively bind to receptors overexpressed in cancer cells. We have used encapsulation of MSNPs within reconfigurable supported lipid bilayers to develop new classes of responsive nanocarriers that actively interact with the target cell. Toward function 4, we exploit the high surface area and tailorable surface chemistry of MSNPs to retain hydrophobic drugs. Finally, for function 5, we have engineered dynamic behaviors by incorporating molecular machines within or at the entrances of MSNP pores and by using ligands, polymers, or lipid bilayers. These provide a means to seal-in and retain cargo and to direct MSNP interactions with and internalization by target cells. Application of MSNPs as nanocarriers requires biocompatibility and low toxicity. Here the intrinsic porosity of the MSNP surface reduces the extent of hydrogen bonding or electrostatic interactions with cell membranes as does surface coating with polymers or lipid bilayers. Furthermore, the high surface area and low extent of condensation of the MSNP siloxane framework promote a high rate of dissolution into soluble silicic acid species, which are found to be nontoxic. Potential toxicity is further mitigated by the high drug capacity of MSNPs, which greatly reduces needed dosages compared with other nanocarriers. We anticipate that future generations of MSNPs incorporating molecular machines and encapsulated by membrane-like lipid bilayers will achieve a new level of controlled cellular interactions. PMID:23387478

  10. Core/shell magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles with radially oriented wide mesopores

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    Nikola Ž. Kneževi?

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Core/shell nanoparticles, containing magnetic iron-oxide (maghemite core and mesoporous shell with radial porous structure, were prepared by dispersing magnetite nanoparticles and adding tetraethylorthosilicate to a basic aqueous solution containing structure-templating cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and a pore-swelling mesithylene. The material is characterized by SEM and TEM imaging, nitrogen sorption and powder X-ray di?raction. Distinctive features of the prepared material are its high surface area (959 m2/g, wide average pore diameter (12.4 nm and large pore volume (2.3 cm3/g. The material exhibits radial pore structure and the high angle XRD pattern characteristic for maghemite nanoparticles, which are obtained upon calcination of the magnetite-containing material. The observed properties of the prepared material may render the material applicable in separation, drug delivery, sensing and heterogeneous catalysis.

  11. Mesoporous molecular sieves immobilized Ru catalysts for olefin metathesis.

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    Balcar, Hynek; Bek, David; Žilková, Nad?žda

    Stockholm : Stockholm University , 2009 - (Bäckvall, J.). P-8 [International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis /14./. 13.09.2009-18.09.2009, Stockholm ] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : Ru catalysts * mesoporous molecular sieves * olefin metathesis Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  12. An aptamer-gated silica mesoporous material for thrombin detection

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    Oroval Cucarella, María del Mar; Climent Terol, Estela; Coll Merino, Mª Carmen; Eritja, Ramon; Aviñó, Anna; Marcos Martínez, María Dolores; Sancenón Galarza, Félix; Martínez Mañez, Ramón; AMOROS DEL TORO, PEDRO JOSE

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    Oroval Cucarella, MDM.; Climent Terol, E.; Coll Merino, MC.; Eritja, R.; Aviñó, A.; Marcos Martínez, MD.; Sancenón Galarza, F.... (2013). An aptamer-gated silica mesoporous material for thrombin detection. Chemical Communications. 49(48):5480-5482. doi:10.1039/c3cc42157k.

  13. Mesoporous Molecular Sieves as Advanced Supports for Olefin Metathesis Catalysts.

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    Balcar, Hynek; ?ejka, Ji?í

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    Ro?. 293, ?. 1 (2010), s. 43-47. ISSN 1022-1360 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA400400805; GA AV ?R KAN100400701 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : heterogeneous catalysts * mesoporous molecular sieves * olefin metathesis Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  14. Mesoporous molecular sieves as advanced supports for olefin metathesis catalysts.

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    Balcar, Hynek; ?ejka, Ji?í

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    Ro?. 257, 21-22 (2013), s. 3107-3124. ISSN 0010-8545 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA400400805; GA ?R GBP106/12/G015 Institutional support: RVO:61388955 Keywords : Olefin metathesis * mesoporous molecular sieves * Heterogeneous catalysts Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry Impact factor: 12.098, year: 2013

  15. Pore ordering in mesoporous matrices induced by different directing agents.

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    Putz, A.-M.; Cecilia, S.; Ianasi, C.; Dudás, Z.; Székely, N. K.; Plocek, Ji?í; Sfarloaga, P.; Sacarescu, L.; Almásy, L.

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    Ro?. 22, ?. 2 (2015), s. 321-331. ISSN 1380-2224 Institutional support: RVO:61388980 Keywords : Mesoporous silica * MCM-41 * Dodecyl-trimethyl ammonium bromide * Hexadecyl-trimethylammonium bromide Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry Impact factor: 1.316, year: 2013

  16. Mesoporous molecular sieves as supports for metathesis catalysts.

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    Balcar, Hynek; ?ejka, Ji?í

    Dordrecht : Springer, 2007, s. 151-166. ISBN 978-1-4020-6090-8 R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA4040411; GA ?R GA203/05/2194 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40400503 Keywords : mesoporous molecular sieves * heterogeneous catalysts * olefin metathesis * metathesis polymerization Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  17. Correct Determination of Textural Properties in Microporous-Mesoporous Solids.

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    Šolcová, Olga; Šnajdaufová, Hana; Mat?jová, Lenka

    2010, s. 26. ISBN N. [International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ICPAC-2010). Mauritius (MU), 26.07.2010-30.07.2010] R&D Projects: GA AV ?R KAN400720701; GA ?R GA104/09/0694 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : texture * micro-mesoporous solids * physisorption Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  18. CO? adsorption on amine-functionalized periodic mesoporous benzenesilicas.

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    Sim, Kyohyun; Lee, Nakwon; Kim, Joonseok; Cho, Eun-Bum; Gunathilake, Chamila; Jaroniec, Mietek

    2015-04-01

    CO2 adsorption was investigated on amine-functionalized mesoporous silica (SBA-15) and periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) samples. Hexagonally (p6mm) ordered mesoporous SBA-15 and benzene-PMO (BPMO) samples were prepared in the presence of Pluronic P123 block copolymer template under acidic conditions. Three kinds of amine-containing organosilanes and polyethylenimine were used to functionalize SBA-15 and BPMO. Small-angle X-ray scattering and nitrogen adsorption isotherms showed that these samples featured ordered mesostructure, high surface area, and narrow pore size distributions. Solid-state (13)C- and (29)Si cross-polarization magic-angle spinning NMR spectra showed chemical linkage between amine-containing modifiers and the surface of mesoporous materials. The chemically linked amine-containing modifiers were found to be on both the inner and outer surfaces. N-[3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl]ethylenediamine-modified BPMO (A2-BPMO) sample exhibited the highest CO2 uptake (i.e., ?3.03 mmol/g measured on a volumetric adsorption analyzer) and the fastest adsorption rate (i.e., ?13 min to attain 90% of the maximum amount) among all the samples studied. Selectivity and reproducibility measurements for the A2-BPMO sample showed quite good performance in flowing N2 gas at 40 mL/min and CO2 gas of 60 mL/min at 25 °C. PMID:25742049

  19. Thermal conductivity of a kind of mesoporous silica SBA-15

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    Mesoporous silica SBA-15 consists of uniform hexagonal, unconnected cylindrical channels with diameters that can be tuned within a range of 1.5 nm–30 nm, and is thought to have a special thermal conductivity. The theoretical investigation of the shell thermal conductivity of the mesoporous silica is performed in the relaxation time approximation in this paper and an available one-dimensional heat transfer model is used to predict the effective thermal conductivity (ETC) of the mesoporous silica. The experimental result of the ETC is also presented for comparison. The shell thermal conductivity of the mesoporous silica decreases with mesochannel radius increasing or wall thickness decreasing, but does not strictly decrease with porosity increasing. The thermal radiation possibly plays a primary role in heat transfer at the large porosity scale. The predicted ETC of SBA-15 with only conduction considered is quite low at the large porosity, even lower than the thermal conductivity of the silica aerogels. To realize it, doping carbon or other matters which can strongly absorb infrared light into SBA-15 is a possible way

  20. 21 CFR 177.1585 - Polyestercarbonate resins.

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    ...the resins. (3) Residual methylene chloride levels in poly-ester-carbonate...shall not contain residual methylene chloride in excess of 5 parts per million...for Determination of Residual Methylene Chloride in Polyestercarbonate...

  1. Advanced cement solidification technique for spent resins

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    In the past 40 years, the nuclear facilities of China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) produced an amount of radioactive organic resins, a kind of problematic stream in nuclear industry. As these facilities were stepping into decommissioning, the treatment of the spent organic resins was put on the agenda. The various routes for spent resin treatment such as incineration, advanced oxidation, cement immobilization, etc, were considered. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages when applied in the treatment of spent resins. Since the quantities of the spent organic resins were relatively small and an experience with variety of cementation processes existed in CIAE, predominately for immobilization of the evaporated concentrates, the option of direct encapsulation of the spent organic resins into cementitious materials was adopted in 2003, as a preferred method from the point of view of saving the on the cost of the disposal. In order to realize the end goal, the main work consisted of: the survey of the source terms; cementitious material formula investigation; and the process development. This work, which was undertaken in the following years, is addressed as follows. Source terms of the spent resins in CIAE were to be made clear firstly. The results showed that a total of 24-29 m3 of spent resins was generated and accumulated in the past 40 years. Spent resin arose from two research reactors (heavy water reactor and light water reactor), and from tactor and light water reactor), and from the waste management plant. The amount of the spent resins from the heavy water reactor was 1m3 or so, but its radioactive concentration was high to ?108-?109Bq/m3. Two kinds of cements, ASC and OPC cement were selected next, as the solidifying matrix to be investigated. A mixture surface response approach was employed to design experiment and interpret data. In comparison, ASC was superior to OPC cement and it displayed preferable performances to encapsulate spent resins. The optimum formulation is:1) resin: .17(dry w/w); and 2) ASC cement: .43; zeolite: .10; water: .30. The properties of the resulting resin-cement concrete mix met the national criterion and the process requirements. These properties included 104mm for the slump, 9.6(Mpa) for the 28-day compressive strength, 1.2% and 6.0% for the compressive strength loss after 42-day water immersion and 5 thaw-freeze circles, 2.72E-06(cm2/d) and 1.63E-07 (cm2/d) for 137Cs and 60Co diffusivities. Lastly, a scale-up demonstration of 200L and the corresponding process was carried out. The cementation process was performed in batches directly in the final storage container, which was a 200L steel drum. Based on the recommended concrete formulation and on the determined operation conditions, the large volumes of resin-cement concretes were produced. The properties of the resin-cement concretes were examined by analysis of drilling cores. The results showed that homogeneous solidified forms were obtained under the given process parameters, and that mechanical performances and the peak temperature satisfied the regulatory requirements. The source term investigation provided the basis for determination of the status of radioactive ion-exchange resins in CIAE. The cement formula as well as the cold bench scale test reached the required end goal, which established bases for the active pilot process, although some improvement should be done in the future. (author)

  2. XAD2 resin in phenolics separation.

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    Guidoni, Silvia

    1990-01-01

    Hydroxy cinnamoyl tartaric acids, free phenolic acids, catechins, proanthoacyanidins and both free and polymeric pigments of wines were separated by adsorbtions on XAD2 resin and by subsequent elution with organic inert solvents. The obtained fractions were analyzed by HPLC.

  3. Cycloaliphatic epoxide resins for cationic UV - cure

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    This paper introduces the cyclo - aliphatic epoxide resins used for the various applications of radiation curing and their comparison with acrylate chemistry. Radiation curable coatings and inks are pre - dominantly based on acrylate chemistry but over the last few years, cationic chemistry has emerged successfully with the unique properties inherent with cyclo - aliphatic epoxide ring structures. Wide variety of cationic resins and diluents, the formulation techniques to achieve the desired properties greatly contributes to the advancement of UV - curing technology

  4. Microleakage of Nanofilled Composite Resin Restorative Material

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    Ibrahim Hamouda; Hagag abd Elkader; Badawi, Manal F.

    2011-01-01

    The role of nanofillers in reducing the microleakage of dental composite resins has not been previously investigated. So this study was designed to evaluate microleakage of nanofilled composite resin in comparison to the conventional hybrid composite. Twenty extracted sound molars were selected. Class II cavities were prepared. All cavities were etched (enamel and dentin) with 37% phosphoric acid. Dentin bonding agents were applied to etched tooth surfaces and restored with nanofilled and hyb...

  5. Synthesis of a boron modified phenolic resin

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    Aparecida M. Kawamoto; Luiz Cláudio Pardini; Milton Faria Diniz; Vera Lúcia Lourenço; Marta Ferreira K. Takahashi

    2010-01-01

    Phenolic resin has long been used as matrix for composites mainly because of its flame retardant behavior and high char yield after pyrolysis, which results in a self supporting structure. The addition of ceramic powders, such as SiC and B4C, as fillers to the phenolic resin, results in better thermo-oxidative stability, but as drawbacks, it has poor homogeneity, adhesion and processing difficulties during molding of the composites. The addition of single elements, such as boron, silicon and ...

  6. Adsorption of L-phenylalanine onto mesoporous silica

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    Mesoporous silica materials, such as SBA-3, SBA-15, SBA-16 and KIT-6 were synthesized using tetraethyl orthosilicate as the silica source and different surfactants as templates. The products were characterised by a number of techniques, including low-temperature nitrogen sorption, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. Results of the studies confirmed the ordered mesoporous structures of all silica samples obtained. Adsorption of L-phenylalanine on various mesoporous adsorbents was studied from solutions with different pH (5.6–9.4). Maximum sorption capacity was observed at pH 5.6, which is close to the isoelectric point of L-phenylalanine (pI = 5.48). Above this pH value, the amount of adsorbed amino acid decreased. In the range of equilibrium concentration (pH 5.6), the adsorption capacities of ordered silica samples decreased in the following order: KIT-6 (420 ?mol g?1) > SBA-15 (389 ?mol g?1) > SBA-16 (357 ?mol g?1) > SBA-3 (219 ?mol g?1). The lowest sorption capacity towards L-phenylalanine was found for SBA-3 despite the fact that it showed the largest surface area, which can be explained assuming that part of the pores in SBA-3 can be inaccessible to L-phenylalanine molecules. Large pore size of KIT-6 and SBA-15 permitted the amino acid molecule to enter into the pores of these mesoporous molecular sieves. - Highlights: • SBA-3, SBA-15, SBA-16, KIT-6 materials were prepared by hydrothermal method. • Ordered mesoporous silicas are promising as adsorbents of L-phenylalanine. • Adsorption of L-phenylalanine was studied from solutions with different pH. • Sorption capacities decrease in the following order: KIT-6 > SBA-15 > SBA-16 > SBA-3. • Large pore size of KIT-6 and SBA-15 permit the amino acid to enter into the pores

  7. Synthesis of mesoporous zeolite single crystals with cheap porogens

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    Mesoporous zeolite (silicalite-1, ZSM-5, TS-1) single crystals have been successfully synthesized by adding soluble starch or sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) to a conventional zeolite synthesis system. The obtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), nitrogen sorption analysis, 27Al magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (27Al MAS NMR), temperature-programmed desorption of ammonia (NH3-TPD) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis). The SEM images clearly show that all zeolite crystals possess the similar morphology with particle size of about 300 nm, the TEM images reveal that irregular intracrystal pores are randomly distributed in the whole crystal. 27Al MAS NMR spectra indicate that nearly all of the Al atoms are in tetrahedral co-ordination in ZSM-5, UV-vis spectra confirm that nearly all of titanium atoms are incorporated into the framework of TS-1. The catalytic activity of meso-ZSM-5 in acetalization of cyclohexanone and meso-TS-1 in hydroxylation of phenol was also studied. The synthesis method reported in this paper is cost-effective and environmental friendly, can be easily expended to prepare other hierarchical structured zeolites. - Graphical abstract: Mesoporous zeolite single crystals were synthesized by using cheap porogens as template. Highlights: cheap porogens as template. Highlights: ? Mesoporous zeolite (silicalite-1, ZSM-5, TS-1) single crystals were synthesized. ? Soluble starch or sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) was used as porogens. ? The mesoporous zeolites had connected mesopores although closed pores existed. ? Higher catalytic activities were obtained.

  8. Proton conductivity of ordered mesoporous materials containing aluminium

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    Sharifi, Monir; Marschall, Roland; Wilkening, Martin; Wark, Michael [Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Callinstr. 3A, 30167 Hannover (Germany)

    2010-12-01

    In order to check the influence of Broensted acidic Al sites in the walls of mesoporous materials on their proton conductivity, we introduced aluminium into the mesoporous SiO{sub 2} framework Si-MCM-41, which possesses hexagonally ordered channels, by using different Al sources, i.e. sodium aluminate, aluminium sulphate and aluminium isopropoxide. The successful synthesis of ordered mesoporous material with incorporated Al species was proven by X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption, scanning electron microscopy and solid state {sup 27}Al MAS NMR. By realizing Si/Al ratios of 8-40 it was found that the proton conductivity of the mesoporous aluminium silicates measured by impedance spectroscopy significantly increases with the Al content, reaching a conductivity of 3 x 10{sup -3} S cm{sup -1} at 140 C. The increase of the proton conductivities compared to Al-free Si-MCM-41 results from (i) an improved hydrophilicity enhancing the water storage capability, (ii) a decreased particle size from the micrometer to the nanometer scale (50-100 nm) and (iii) the existing Broensted acidity in the mesoporous Al-MCM-41. The Al source NaAlO{sub 2} gives clearly the best results because the entire Al incorporated within the framework is tetragonally coordinated, while for samples prepared with Al{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3} or AIP also octahedral coordination of oxygen around the Al centers is observed by {sup 27}Al MAS NMR. (author)

  9. Near-field radiative heat transfer in mesoporous alumina

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    Jing, Li; Yan-Hui, Feng; Xin-Xin, Zhang; Cong-Liang, Huang; Ge, Wang

    2015-01-01

    The thermal conductivity of mesoporous material has aroused the great interest of scholars due to its wide applications such as insulation, catalyst, etc. Mesoporous alumina substrate consists of uniformly distributed, unconnected cylindrical pores. Near-field radiative heat transfer cannot be ignored, when the diameters of the pores are less than the characteristic wavelength of thermal radiation. In this paper, near-field radiation across a cylindrical pore is simulated by employing the fluctuation dissipation theorem and Green function. Such factors as the diameter of the pore, and the temperature of the material are further analyzed. The research results show that the radiative heat transfer on a mesoscale is 2˜4 orders higher than on a macroscale. The heat flux and equivalent thermal conductivity of radiation across a cylindrical pore decrease exponentially with pore diameter increasing, while increase with temperature increasing. The calculated equivalent thermal conductivity of radiation is further developed to modify the thermal conductivity of the mesoporous alumina. The combined thermal conductivity of the mesoporous alumina is obtained by using porosity weighted dilute medium and compared with the measurement. The combined thermal conductivity of mesoporous silica decreases gradually with pore diameter increasing, while increases smoothly with temperature increasing, which is in good agreement with the experimental data. The larger the porosity, the more significant the near-field effect is, which cannot be ignored. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51422601), the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2012CB720404), and the National Key Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2013BAJ01B03).

  10. Resin volume reduction by high force compaction

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    The packaging, transportation, and disposal of contaminated spent ion exchange resin constitutes one of the most expensive items on the utility radwaste manager's budget. The waste volume limits and surcharges imposed by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act Amendments of 1985 have created strong incentives for the application of high force compaction to reduce the volume of ion exchange resin shipped for disposal. Lab and full-scale test results demonstrated that the volume reduction achieved by compaction is a function of compressive force, resin type, moisture and crud content, and the container/packaging method. Simulated waste resin and actual plant-generated resin was tested using compressive forces between 600 and 6680 psi. Volume reduction factors, as compared to conventional dewatering, of 2:1 to 6:1 were measured using high force compaction. The relative simplicity of compaction technology as compared to other resin volume reduction technologies, and the availability of high force compaction equipment set the stage for a very cost effective and easily implemented volume reduction system

  11. The formation of ordered bismuth nanowire arrays within mesoporous silica templates

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    Bismuth nanowire arrays have been synthesized within the pores of ordered mesoporous silica templates using a supercritical fluid (SCF) inclusion technique. The formation of nanowires within the mesopores was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), N2 adsorption experiments and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The formation of the bismuth nanowire arrays occurred through the initial binding of the bismuth precursor to the inner walls of the mesoporous channels, forming bismuth crystal seeds, which subsequently developed into wire-like structures. By varying the concentration of the bismuth precursor in the SCF phase, the loading of bismuth nanocrystals within the mesoporous channels can be controlled. The effect that temperature had on the formation of bismuth nanocrystals within the mesopores was also investigated. The highest loading of bismuth nanocrystals inside the mesopores was obtained at reaction temperatures near the critical point of toluene

  12. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of a novel mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite

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    Ma, Yuanyuan [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals of College of Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar University, Qiqihar 161006 (China); Hu, Jing [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Jia, Lihua [Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals of College of Heilongjiang Province, Qiqihar University, Qiqihar 161006 (China); Li, Zhifang [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Kan, Qiubin, E-mail: catalysischina@yahoo.com.cn [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China); Wu, Shujie, E-mail: wusj@jlu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130023 (China)

    2013-05-15

    Highlights: ? Mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolites. ? The strong acidic intensity. ? High activity for the alkylation of phenol and tert-butyl alcohol. ? Remarkable hydrothermal stability. - Abstract: A novel mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite was hydrothermally synthesized using glucose as a template. Characterizations by XRD, TEM and nitrogen isotherms indicated that ZSM-5 possessed worm-like mesoporous. {sup 27}Al-MAS-NMR and NH{sub 3}-TPD showed that the mesoporous ZSM-5 preserved tetrahedral coordination aluminum and stronger acidity than conventional mesoporous material. As-prepared mesoporous ZSM-5 was successfully used in alkylation reaction of phenol with tert-butanol and exhibited significantly high phenol conversion and 2,4-DTBP selectivity. In addition, the hydrothermal stability was also studied by boiling in water for 7 days and displayed good results.

  13. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of a novel mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite

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    Highlights: ? Mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolites. ? The strong acidic intensity. ? High activity for the alkylation of phenol and tert-butyl alcohol. ? Remarkable hydrothermal stability. - Abstract: A novel mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolite was hydrothermally synthesized using glucose as a template. Characterizations by XRD, TEM and nitrogen isotherms indicated that ZSM-5 possessed worm-like mesoporous. 27Al-MAS-NMR and NH3-TPD showed that the mesoporous ZSM-5 preserved tetrahedral coordination aluminum and stronger acidity than conventional mesoporous material. As-prepared mesoporous ZSM-5 was successfully used in alkylation reaction of phenol with tert-butanol and exhibited significantly high phenol conversion and 2,4-DTBP selectivity. In addition, the hydrothermal stability was also studied by boiling in water for 7 days and displayed good results

  14. Multitasking mesoporous nanomaterials for biorefinery applications

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    Kandel, Kapil [Ames Laboratory

    2013-05-02

    Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have attracted great interest for last two decades due to their unique and advantageous structural properties, such as high surface area, pore volume, stable mesostructure, tunable pore size and controllable particle morphology. The robust silica framework provides sites for organic modifications, making MSNs ideal platforms for adsorbents and supported organocatalysts. In addition, the pores of MSNs provide cavities/ channels for incorporation of metal and metal oxide nanoparticle catalysts. These supported metal nanoparticle catalysts benefit from confined local environments to enhance their activity and selectivity for various reactions. Biomass is considered as a sustainable feedstock with potential to replace diminishing fossil fuels for the production of biofuels. Among several strategies, one of the promising methods of biofuel production from biomass is to reduce the oxygen content of the feedstock in order to improve the energy density. This can be achieved by creating C-C bonds between biomass derived intermediates to increase the molecular weight of the final hydrocarbon molecules. In this context, pore size and organic functionality of MSNs are varied to obtain the ideal catalyst for a C-C bond forming reaction: the aldol condensation. The mechanistic aspects of this reaction in supported heterogeneous catalysts are explored. The modification of supported organocatalyst and the effect of solvent on the reaction are rationalized. The significance of two functional surfaces of MSNs is exploited by enzyme immobilization on the external surface and organo catalyst functionalization on the internal surface. Using this bifunctional catalyst, the tandem conversion of small chain alcohols into longer chain hydrocarbon molecules is demonstrated. The ability to incorporate metal and metal oxide nanoparticles in the pores and subsequent functionalization led to develop organic modified magnetic MSNs (OM-MSNs) for applications in microalgae biorefinery. Two different integrated biorefinery systems are highlighted. (i) OM-MSNs are used to harvest microalgae and selectively sequester free fatty acids (FFAs). (ii) OM-MSNs are shown to selectively sequester FFAs and convert them into diesel-range liquid hydrocarbon fuels. A similar MSN supported metal nanoparticle catalyst is demonstrated to transform FFAs into green diesel with even greater activity and selectivity. The incorporation of a different organic functional group into MSN provides a selective adsorbent for separation and purification of ?-tocopherol from microalgae oil. The functional group with electron deficient aromatic rings demonstrated high sequestration capacity and selectivity of {alpha}-tocopherol.

  15. Graphitic mesoporous carbon based on aromatic polycondensation as catalyst support for oxygen reduction reaction

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    Liu, Peng; Kong, Jiangrong; Liu, Yaru; Liu, Qicheng; Zhu, Hongze

    2015-03-01

    Mesoporous carbon is constructed by monolithic polyaromatic mesophase deriving from the hexane insoluble of coal-tar pitch. This carbon material exhibits spherical morphology and layered crystallite, and thereby can be graphitized at 900 °C without destroying the mesoporous structure. Electrochemical measurements indicate that graphitic mesoporous carbon (GMC) support not only improves the activity of Pt electrocatalyst to oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), but also shows higher corrosion resistance than commercial XC-72 carbon black in the acid cathode environment.

  16. Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Phenanthrenequinone-Carbon via ?-? Interaction-Dependent Vapor Pressure for Rechargeable Batteries

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    Kwon, Mi-sook; Choi, Aram; Park, Yuwon; Cheon, Jae Yeong; Kang, Hyojin; Jo, Yong Nam; Kim, Young-jun; Hong, Sung You; Joo, Sang Hoon; Yang, Changduk; Lee, Kyu Tae

    2014-01-01

    The ?-? interaction-dependent vapour pressure of phenanthrenequinone can be used to synthesize a phenanthrenequinone-confined ordered mesoporous carbon. Intimate contact between the insulating phenanthrenequinone and the conductive carbon framework improves the electrical conductivity. This enables a more complete redox reaction take place. The confinement of the phenanthrenequinone in the mesoporous carbon mitigates the diffusion of the dissolved phenanthrenequinone out of the mesoporous c...

  17. Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Phenanthrenequinone-Carbon via ?-? Interaction-Dependent Vapor Pressure for Rechargeable Batteries

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    Kwon, Mi-Sook; Choi, Aram; Park, Yuwon; Cheon, Jae Yeong; Kang, Hyojin; Jo, Yong Nam; Kim, Young-Jun; Hong, Sung You; Joo, Sang Hoon; Yang, Changduk; Lee, Kyu Tae

    2014-12-01

    The ?-? interaction-dependent vapour pressure of phenanthrenequinone can be used to synthesize a phenanthrenequinone-confined ordered mesoporous carbon. Intimate contact between the insulating phenanthrenequinone and the conductive carbon framework improves the electrical conductivity. This enables a more complete redox reaction take place. The confinement of the phenanthrenequinone in the mesoporous carbon mitigates the diffusion of the dissolved phenanthrenequinone out of the mesoporous carbon, and improves cycling performance.

  18. Photoactive hybrid nanomaterials: indocyanine immobilized in mesoporous MCM-41 for "In-Cell" bioimaging

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    Gianotti, Enrica; Bertolino, Chiara A.; Benzi, Caterina; Nicotra, Giuseppina; Caputo, Giuseppe; Castino, Roberta; Isidoro, Ciro; Coluccia, Salvate

    2009-01-01

    Mesoporous silica nanoparticles are being explored as versatile tools For various biomedical and biotechnological applications including disease diagnosis, drug delivery, and intracellular imaging. in this paper, the synthesis and characterization of a fluorescent hybrid mesoporous silica nanomaterial, which is noncytotoxic and shows great potential for "in-cell" bioimaging applications, will be described. The hybrid mesoporous material has been obtained by confining highly fluorescent organi...

  19. Structure and Luminescence Properties of Eu3+-Doped Cubic Mesoporous Silica Thin Films

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    Lu Qingshan; Wang Zhongying; Wang Peiyu; Li Jiangong

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Eu3+ ions-doped cubic mesoporous silica thin films with a thickness of about 205 nm were prepared on silicon and glass substrates using triblock copolymer as a structure-directing agent using sol–gel spin-coating and calcination processes. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analysis show that the mesoporous silica thin films have a highly ordered body-centered cubic mesoporous structure. High Eu3+ ion loading and high temperature calcination do not destroy t...

  20. A Sweet Killer: Mesoporous Polysaccharide Confined Silver Nanoparticles for Antibacterial Applications

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    Moir, James W. B.; Clark, James H.; Robin J. White; Vitaly L. Budarin

    2011-01-01

    Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) confined within porous starch have been prepared in a simple, green and efficient manner, utilising the nanoporous structure of predominantly mesoporous starch (MS) to act as nanoparticle stabiliser, support and reducing surface. MS/AgNP materials present high surface areas (SBET > 150 m2 g?1) and mesopore volumes (Vmeso > 0.45 cm3 g?1). The interaction of the AgNP precursor and forming nanoparticle nuclei with the mesoporous domains of the porous polysac...

  1. CuO nanoparticles encapsulated inside Al-MCM-41 mesoporous materials via direct synthetic route

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    Chengli Huo; Jing Ouyang; Huaming Yang

    2014-01-01

    Highly ordered aluminum-containing mesoporous silica (Al-MCM-41) was prepared using attapulgite clay mineral as a Si and Al source. Mesoporous complexes embedded with CuO nanoparticles were subsequently prepared using various copper sources and different copper loadings in a direct synthetic route. The resulting CuO/Al-MCM-41 composite possessed p6mm hexagonally symmetry, well-developed mesoporosity, and relatively high BET surface area. In comparison to pure silica, these mesoporous material...

  2. Improved Stabilities of Immobilized Glucoamylase on Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Synthesised using Decane as Swelling Agent

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    Reni George; Sanjay Gopinath; Sankaran Sugunan

    2013-01-01

    Ordered mesoporous silica, with high porosity was used to immobilize glucoamylase via adsorption and covalent binding. Immobilization of glucoamylase within mesoporous silica was successfully achieved, resulting in catalytically high efficiency during starch hydrolysis. In this study, mesoporous silica was functionalized by co-condensation of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) with organosilane (3-aminopropyl) triethoxysilane (APTES) in a wide range of molar ratios of APTES: TEOS in the presence of tri...

  3. Bond strength of resin-resin interfaces contaminated with saliva and submitted to different surface treatments

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    Adilson Yoshio Furuse

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different surface treatments on shear bond strength of saliva-contaminated resin-resin interfaces. Flat resin surfaces were fabricated. In the control group, no contamination or surface treatment was performed. The resin surfaces of the experimental groups were contaminated with saliva and air-dried, and then submitted to: (G1 rinsing with water and drying; (G2 application of an adhesive system; (G3 rinsing and drying, abrasion with finishing disks, etching and application of adhesive system; (G4 rinsing and drying, etching, application of silane and adhesive system. Resin cylinders were placed over the treated surfaces. The specimens were stored in water or ethanol. Shear bond strength tests were performed and the mode of failure was evaluated. Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Dunnett T3 test. Contamination of resin-resin interfaces with saliva significantly reduced shear strength, especially after prolonged storage (p<0.05. Similar values to the original bond strength were obtained after abrasion and application of adhesive (G3 or etching and application of silane and adhesive (G4. If contamination occurs, a surface treatment is required to guarantee an adequate interaction between the resin increments.

  4. Introduction of bridging and pendant organic groups into mesoporous alumina materials.

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    Grant, Stacy M; Woods, Stephan M; Gericke, Arne; Jaroniec, Mietek

    2011-11-01

    Incorporation of organic functionalities into soft-templated mesoporous alumina was performed via organosilane-assisted evaporation induced self-assembly using aluminum alkoxide precursors and block copolymer templates. This strategy permits one to obtain mesoporous alumina-based materials with tailorable adsorption, surface and structural properties. Isocyanurate, ethane, mercaptopropyl, and ureidopropyl-functionalized mesoporous alumina materials were synthesized with relatively high surface area and large pore volume with uniform and wormhole-like mesopores. The presence of organosilyl groups within these hybrid materials was confirmed by IR or Raman spectroscopy and their concentration was determined by elemental analysis. PMID:21988174

  5. Preparation of superhydrophilic mesoporous SiO{sub 2} thin films

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    Chen Peiyi [Key Lab of Pollution Control and Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters, Ministry of Education, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006 (China); Hu Yun, E-mail: huyun@scut.edu.cn [Key Lab of Pollution Control and Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters, Ministry of Education, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006 (China); Wei Chaohai [Key Lab of Pollution Control and Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters, Ministry of Education, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006 (China)

    2012-03-01

    Using a simple sol-gel/spin-coating method, mesoporous SiO{sub 2} thin films were prepared on glass slides. All of the prepared thin films were colorless and transparent as original glass substrates. XRD and TEM measurements revealed that the prepared SiO{sub 2} thin films coated 3-12 times possess hexagonal mesoporous structure. The mesoporous SiO{sub 2} thin films performed the superhydrophilicity and antifogging property in the absence of UV light irradiation. The results suggested that the appropriate film thickness and mesoporous structures can improve the surface superhydrophilic behavior of SiO{sub 2} thin films.

  6. A study of asphaltene-resin interactions

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    Luiz C. C., Marques; Juliana O., Pereira; André D., Bueno; Valdo S., Marques; Elizabete F., Lucas; Claudia R. E., Mansur; André L. C., Machado; Gaspar, González.

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo para investigar a interação entre asfaltenos (em soluções de tolueno) e resinas (em soluções de n-heptano). Para entender melhor o tipo de interação entre essas frações, quantificou-se o consumo de resina quando asfaltenos (dissolvidos em tolueno) foram precipitados com uma s [...] olução de n-heptano contendo resina. Os resultados indicaram que a precipitação de asfaltenos ocorre juntamente com a redução na concentração de resina. Os perfis das isotermas de ligação indicaram que a saturação ocorreu em um caso, em quanto que o efeito cooperativo com posterior platô inicial foi observado para duas outras amostras. Estes resultados confirmaram a hipótese de que resinas podem adsorver em asfaltenos, mas não podem evitar floculação e precipitação de asfaltenos. Além disso, resultados de microcalorimetria sugeriram que a resina e asfalteno interagem por forças fracas de van der Waals. Estes resultados estão em contraste com a escola de pensamento predominante desde a década de 1940 que advoga que as resinas podem peptizar e estabilizar asfaltenos. Abstract in english A study was carried out to investigate the interaction between asphaltenes (in toluene solutions) and resins (in n-heptane solutions). To better understand the type of interaction between these fractions, it was quantified the resin uptake when asphaltenes (dissolved in toluene) were precipitated by [...] a resin-containing n-heptane solution. These results indicated the asphaltene precipitation occurs together with a reduction in the resin concentration. The binding isotherm profiles indicated that saturation occurred in one case, while collective association following an initial plateau was observed for the other two samples. These results confirmed the hypothesis that resins can adsorb on asphaltenes but cannot prevent asphaltenes from flocculating and precipitating. Furthermore, microcalorimetric results suggested that the resin and asphaltene interact by weak van der Waals forces. These results are in stark contrast with the school of thought prevalent since the 1940s that resins can peptize and stabilize asphaltenes.

  7. Discussion on spent fuel bay purification resin selection

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    The performance of spent fuel bay (SFB) clean up system is important for both radiation and radwaste reduction. Demineralizer resin is operated adverse conditions facing high levels of hydrogen peroxide generated from radiolysis of water and also direct radiation attack from radioactive colloids in the pool. Resin cross-linked structure will be easily destroyed, because of sulfate ion and purification efficiency rise and decline. This paper, through nuclear resin oxidation stability tests and based on the nuclear power plant application experience, discusses the failure mechanism of resin, and give the purification resin selection principle, in order to improve the purification efficiency and reduce the amount of radioactive spent resin. (authors)

  8. Hot dewatering and resin encapsulation of intermediate level radioactive waste

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    The chemistry of the processes involved in the hot dewatering and encapsulation of alumino-ferric hydroxide floc in epoxide resin have been studied. Pretreatment of the floc to reduce resin attack and hydrolysis and to increase the dimensional stability of the solidified wasteform has been evaluated. It has been demonstrated that removal of ammonium nitrate from the floc and control of the residual water in the resin are important factors in ensuring dimensional stability of the solidified resin. Resin systems have been identified which, together with the appropriate waste pretreatment have successfully encapsulated a simulated magnox sludge producing a stable wasteform having mechanical and physical properties comparable with the basic resin. (author)

  9. Using mesoporous carbon electrodes for brackish water desalination.

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    Zou, Linda; Li, Lixia; Song, Huaihe; Morris, Gayle

    2008-04-01

    Electrosorptive deionisation is an alternative process to remove salt ions from the brackish water. The porous carbon materials are used as electrodes. When charged in low voltage electric fields, they possess a highly charged surface that induces adsorption of salt ions on the surface. This process is reversible, so the adsorbed salt ions can be desorbed and the electrode can be reused. In the study, an ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) electrode was developed for electrosorptive desalination. The effects of pore arrangement pattern (ordered and random) and pore size distribution (mesopores and micropores) on the desalination performance was investigated by comparing OMC and activated carbon (AC). It were revealed from X-ray diffraction and N(2) sorption measurements that AC has both micropores and mesopores, whereas ordered mesopores are dominant in OMC. Their performance as potential electrodes to remove salt was evaluated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge/discharge tests at a range of electrolyte concentrations and sweep rates. It is deduced that under the same electrochemical condition the specific capacitance values of OMC electrode (i.e. 133 F/g obtained from CV at a sweep rate of 1 mV/s in 0.1M NaCl solution) are larger than those of AC electrode (107 F/g), suggesting that the former has a higher desalting capacity than the latter. Furthermore, the OMC electrode shows a better rate capacity than the AC electrode. In addition, the desalination capacities were quantified by the batch-mode experiment at low voltage of 1.2V in 25 ppm NaCl solution (50 micros/cm conductivity). It was found that the adsorbed ion amounts of OMC and AC electrodes were 11.6 and 4.3 micromol/g, respectively. The excellent electrosorptive desalination performance of OMC electrode might be not only due to the suitable pore size (average of 3.3 nm) for the propagation of the salt ions, but also due to the ordered mesoporous structure that facilitates desorption of the salt. Based on the results, it was found that the development of an ordered mesoporous structure and the control of the number of micropores are two important strategies for optimising electrode material properties for electrosorptive deionisation. PMID:18222527

  10. 40 CFR 63.5728 - What standards must I meet for closed molding resin operations?

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    ...standards must I meet for closed molding resin operations? 63.5728 Section 63...Manufacturing Standards for Closed Molding Resin Operations § 63.5728 What standards must I meet for closed molding resin operations? (a) If a resin...

  11. Interconnected mesopores and high accessibility in UVM-7-like silicas

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    Perez-Cabero, Monica [Universitat de Valencia, Institut de Ciencia dels Materials (Spain); Hungria, Ana B. [Universidad de Cadiz, Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Ingenieria Metalurgica y Quimica Inorganica (Spain); Morales, Jose Manuel [Universitat de Valencia, Institut de Ciencia dels Materials (Spain); Tortajada, Marta; Ramon, Daniel [Biopolis S. L. (Spain); Moragues, Alaina; El Haskouri, Jamal; Beltran, Aurelio; Beltran, Daniel; Amoros, Pedro, E-mail: pedro.amoros@uv.es [Universitat de Valencia, Institut de Ciencia dels Materials (Spain)

    2012-08-15

    Nanoparticulated bimodal mesoporous silicas (NBS) have proved to constitute adequate supports in a variety of applications requiring enhanced accessibility to the active sites. Mass-transfer kinetics seems to be highly favoured in UVM-7-derived NBS materials. To understand the mass-diffusion phenomena throughout UVM-7-like supports requires well-grounded knowledge about their pore architecture. 3-D reconstructions of the UVM-7 mesostructure carried out by electron tomography reveal the existence of a true hierarchic connectivity involving both inter- and intra-nanoparticle pores. This connectivity makes self-supported nanoparticulated mesoporous bimodal carbon replicas of the supports feasible to obtaining by nanocasting. Both the temperature-induced mobility of gold nanodomains and the fast and efficient enzyme adsorption in UVM-7-like silicas are examples of non-constrained diffusion processes happening inside such an open network.

  12. Alendronate functionalized mesoporous hydroxyapatite nanoparticles for drug delivery

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    Highlights: ? The synthesized mesoporous hydroxyapatite has nanostructure and bioactivity. ? The materials have high surface area and amino group. ? The materials show higher drug loading and slower release rate than pure HAP. - Abstract: Mesoporous nanosized hydroxyapatite (HAP) functionalized by alendronate (ALN) was synthesized using cationic surfactant CTAB as template. The structural, morphological and textural properties were fully characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and N2 adsorption/desorption. Then the obtained materials were performed as drug delivery carriers using ibuprofen (IBU) as a model drug to investigate their drug storage/release properties in simulated body fluid (SBF). The materials showed relatively slower release rate compared with HAP due to the ionic interaction between -NH3+ on the matrix and -COO?belongs to IBU. The system provides a new concept for improving the drug loading or slowing down the release rate

  13. Natural dye -sensitized mesoporous ZnO solar cell

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    Wu, Qishuang; Shen, Yue; Wu, Guizhi; Li, Linyu; Cao, Meng; Gu, Feng

    2011-02-01

    Natural dye-sensitized solar cells (N-DSSCs) were assembled using chlorophyll sensitized mesoporous ZnO (based on FTO) as the photoanode and platinum plate as the cathode. The natural dyes (chlorophyll) were extracted from spinach by simple procedure. The absorption spectrum and fluorescence spectrum of chlorophyll were studied. Mesoporous ZnO (m-ZnO) applied to the N-DSSCs was synthesized through hydrothermal method. The structures and morphologies were characterized by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and diffuse reflection. The results indicated that the samples had an average pore size of 17 nm and the m-ZnO was hexagonal wurtzite structure. The performances of the N-DSSCs were investigated under AM 1.5G illumination. The Voc of the N-DSSCs was about 480mv, and the Isc was about 470?A. The performance of the N-DSSCs could be further improved by adjusting its structure.

  14. Voltammetric response of ferrocene-grafted mesoporous silica

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    The electrochemical behavior of ferrocene moieties immobilized by covalent grafting on ordered mesoporous silica samples has been studied by cyclic voltammetry in aqueous medium using carbon paste electrodes modified with these solids. The functionalized silica samples were obtained using (3-(ferrocenylamide)propyl)triethoxysilane as the grafting agent. The results have been discussed in relation to the ferrocene content in the materials and compared to those obtained with non-ordered ferrocene-grafted silica gels. Well-defined voltammetric signals have been observed in spite of the insulating character of the mesoporous silica matrix and they were found to increase as a function of the ferrocene groups content in the material. They displayed a better stability upon continuous cycling potentials in comparison to those recorded with amorphous gels, suggesting a beneficial effect of the long-range structural order on the electron transfer processes in such confined media

  15. Adsorption of benzene, cyclohexane and hexane on ordered mesoporous carbon.

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    Wang, Gang; Dou, Baojuan; Zhang, Zhongshen; Wang, Junhui; Liu, Haier; Hao, Zhengping

    2015-04-01

    Ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) with high specific surface area and large pore volume was synthesized and tested for use as an adsorbent for volatile organic compound (VOC) disposal. Benzene, cyclohexane and hexane were selected as typical adsorbates due to their different molecular sizes and extensive utilization in industrial processes. In spite of their structural differences, high adsorption amounts were achieved for all three adsorbates, as the pore size of OMC is large enough for the access of these VOCs. In addition, the unusual bimodal-like pore size distribution gives the adsorbates a higher diffusion rate compared with conventional adsorbents such as activated carbon and carbon molecular sieve. Kinetic analysis suggests that the adsorption barriers mainly originated from the difficulty of VOC vapor molecules entering the pore channels of adsorbents. Therefore, its superior adsorption ability toward VOCs, together with a high diffusion rate, makes the ordered mesoporous carbon a promising potential adsorbent for VOC disposal. PMID:25872710

  16. Enhancement of two-photon absorption in anisotropic mesoporous silicon

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    In experiments on nonlinear-optical transmission of picosecond laser pulses at the wavelength of 1.064 ?m three-order-of-magnitude enhancement of the photoinduced absorption in optically anisotropic mesoporous silicon films compared to crystalline silicon (c-Si) was found. The effect is not sensitive to the polarization of the laser radiation and it saturates at laser peak intensities about 5 MW/cm2. Higher laser intensity results in the polarization-sensitive photoinduced absorption, which is merely one-order-of-magnitude more effective than in c-Si. These efficient nonlinear-optical responses can be attributed to the resonant excitation of the defect states in the direct gap of silicon and local-field enhancement in the mesoporous films

  17. Synthesis of Mesoporous Carbon Using Halloyiste As Template

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    ZHOU Shu-Hui, CHUAN Xiu-Yun

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous carbons withcore-shellstructure were synthesized using halloysite as template and sucrose as carbon precursor by a template method. Field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM, transmission electron microscope (TEM, nitrogen adsorption, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra and Thermogravimetry (TG were employed to cheracterize the as-synthesized materials. Results indicate that the morphology and structure of the templated carbons are similar to that of halloysite. The carbons exhibit higher specific surface area (945 m2/g and 1147 m2/g, higher pore volumes and mesopore volume fraction than that of halloysite. The carbons present high purity and amorphous structure. Raising the carbonization temperature, the Raman characteristic parameter (R of the carbons decreases and their decomposition temperature increases from 563°C to 623°C. At the same time, the formation mechanism of the carbons and their pores is also discussed.

  18. Mesoporous material Al-MCM-41 from natural halloysite

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    Xie, Yaling; Zhang, Yi; Ouyang, Jing; Yang, Huaming

    2014-07-01

    Aluminum-containing hexagonally ordered mesoporous silica (Al-MCM-41) with specific surface area of 509.4 m2/g was first synthesized using natural halloysite as source material by hydrothermal treatment, without addition of silica or aluminum regents. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption measurements, and Fourier transform infrared spectra techniques. The results indicate that process parameters, including calcination temperature, pH value, n(SiO2)/ n(CTAB)/ n(H2O) ratio, and hydrothermal reaction time, show moderate effects on the preparation of Al-MCM-41. SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio could be effectively modulated by the calcination temperature for halloysite. Furthermore, we first clarified the structural evolution from natural halloysite to mesoporous material Al-MCM-41 at the atomic level.

  19. Designing advanced functional periodic mesoporous organosilicas for biomedical applications

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    Dolores Esquivel

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Periodic mesoporous organosilicas (PMOs, reported for the first time in 1999, constitute a new branch of organic-inorganic hybrid materials with high-ordered structures, uniform pore size and homogenous distribution of organic bridges into a silica framework. Unlike conventional mesoporous silicas, these materials offer the possibility to adjust the surface (hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity and physical properties (morphology, porosity as well as their mechanical stability through the incorporation of different functional organic moieties in their pore walls. A broad variety of PMOs has been designed for their subsequent application in many fields. More recently, PMOs have attracted growing interest in emerging areas as biology and biomedicine. This review provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent breakthroughs achieved for PMOs in biological and biomedical applications.

  20. Synthesis and characterization of acidic mesoporous borosilicate thin films.

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    Xiu, Tongping; Liu, Qian; Wang, Jiacheng

    2009-02-01

    Work on the synthesis and characterization of acidic wormhole-like ordered mesoporous borosilicate thin films (MBSTFs) on silicon wafers is described in this paper. The MBSTFs coated by the dip-coating method were prepared through an evaporation-induced self-assembly (EISA) process using nonionic block copolymers as structure-directing agents. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy confirmed the formation of borosiloxane bonds (Si-O-B). High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and N2 sorption evidenced a wormhole-like mesoporous structure in the MBSTFs obtained. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of the cross sections and surfaces of the samples showed that MBSTFs on silicon wafers were continuous, homogeneous and did not crack. The acidic properties of the MBSTFs were characterized by FT-IR spectra of chemisorbed pyridine. The MBSTFs thus prepared may find their future applications in many fields including chemical sensors, catalysis, optical coating, molecule separation, etc. PMID:19441565

  1. Mesoporous multilayer thin films: environment-sensitive photonic crystals

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    Photonic Crystals made up of stacked mesoporous thin films (MTF) were produced by sequential deposition. These materials present order at different length scales: atomic (local structure), mesoscopic (ordered mesopores) and submicronic (controlled thickness), which were accurately assessed by Small Angle X-ray Scattering (2D SAXS, D11A SAXS1) and X-ray Reflectometry (XRR, D10A XRD2). Each MTF building block of a complex multilayer architecture behaves like an 'optical switch' in the presence of vapours. Its electronic density (and therefore the refractive index) changes due to capillary condensation of a given solvent within the pore systems. This allows for the creation of photonic crystals that are responsive to environment, with promising applications in selective sensing or active waveguides. (author)

  2. Chemoradiotherapeutic wrinkled mesoporous silica nanoparticles for use in cancer therapy

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    Over the last decade, the development and application of nanotechnology in cancer detection, diagnosis, and therapy have been widely reported. Engineering of vehicles for the simultaneous delivery of chemo- and radiotherapeutics increases the effectiveness of the therapy and reduces the dosage of each individual drug required to produce an observable therapeutic response. We here developed a novel chemoradiotherapeutic 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine lipid coated/uncoated platinum drug loaded, holmium-containing, wrinkled mesoporous silica nanoparticle. The materials were characterized with TEM, FTIR, 1H NMR, energy dispersive x-ray, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and zeta potential measurements. In vitro platinum drug release from both lipid coated and uncoated chemoradiotherapeutic wrinkled mesoporous silica are reported. Various kinetic models were used to analyze the release kinetics. The radioactivity of the chemoradiotherapeutic nanocarriers was measured after neutron-activation

  3. Noble Metal Nanoparticle-loaded Mesoporous Oxide Microspheres for Catalysis

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    Jin, Zhao

    Noble metal nanoparticles/nanocrystals have attracted much attention as catalysts due to their unique characteristics, including high surface areas and well-controlled facets, which are not often possessed by their bulk counterparts. To avoid the loss of their catalytic activities brought about by their size and shape changes during catalytic reactions, noble metal nanoparticles/nanocrystals are usually dispersed and supported finely on solid oxide supports to prevent agglomeration, nanoparticle growth, and therefore the decrease in the total surface area. Moreover, metal oxide supports can also play important roles in catalytic reactions through the synergistic interactions with loaded metal nanoparticles/nanocrystals. In this thesis, I use ultrasonic aerosol spray to produce hybrid microspheres that are composed of noble metal nanoparticles/nanocrystals embedded in mesoporous metal oxide matrices. The mesoporous metal oxide structure allows for the fast diffusion of reactants and products as well as confining and supporting noble metal nanoparticles. I will first describe my studies on noble metal-loaded mesoporous oxide microspheres as catalysts. Three types of noble metals (Au, Pt, Pd) and three types of metal oxide substrates (TiO2, ZrO2, Al 2O3) were selected, because they are widely used for practical catalytic applications involved in environmental cleaning, pollution control, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical syntheses. By considering every possible combination of the noble metals and oxide substrates, nine types of catalyst samples were produced. I characterized the structures of these catalysts, including their sizes, morphologies, crystallinity, and porosities, and their catalytic performances by using a representative reduction reaction from nitrobenzene to aminobenzene. Comparison of the catalytic results reveals the effects of the different noble metals, their incorporation amounts, and oxide substrates on the catalytic abilities. For this particular reaction, I found that Pd nanoparticles supported on mesoporous TiO2 exhibit the best catalytic performance. The demonstrated low-cost and high-productivity preparation method can be extended to other catalysts, which can contain various metals and oxide substrates and will have high potential for industrial applications. Our preparation method also provides a platform for the studies of the synergetic catalytic effects between different oxide substrates and metals. I further fabricated hollow mesoporous microspheres containing differently shaped noble metal nanocrystals. Hollow structures are strongly desired in many applications because of their high pore volumes, surface areas, and possible light-trapping effect. In my study, the hollow structures were obtained by simply dispersing polystyrene (PS) nanospheres into the precursor solution for aerosol spray. The PS spheres were removed by thermal calcination to produce hollow mesoporous microspheres. In my first study, the noble metal salts were dissolved in the precursor solutions, and the noble metal nanoparticles were obtained through thermal calcination. In this way, the size and shape of the metal nanoparticles cannot be well controlled. In my second study, I first grew noble metal nanocrystals and then incorporated them into the oxide supports. This preparation route allowed me to incorporate metal nanocrystals with controlled sizes, shapes, and compositions into the oxide matrices. The metal nanocrystals I used in this experiment included Pd nanocubes, Au nanorods, and Au core--Pd shell nanorods. These nanocrystals were functionalized with thiol-terminated methoxypoly(ethylene glycol) . The surface functionalization allowed them to adsorb on the PS spheres. After thermal calcination, the noble metal nanocrystals were left inside and adsorbed on the inner surface of the hollow mesoporous metal oxide microspheres. I investigated the catalytic activities of the Pd nanocube-embedded hollow mesoporous TiO2 and ZrO2 microspheres for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol. I also examined the recycla

  4. Shaped platinum nanoparticles directly synthesized inside mesoporous silica supports

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    Kim, Jiwhan; Bae, Youn-Sang; Lee, Hyunjoo

    2014-10-01

    It is difficult to deposit shape-controlled nanoparticles into a mesoporous framework while preserving the shape. For shaped platinum nanoparticles, which are typically 5-10 nm in size, capillary inclusion by sonication or the formation of a mesoporous framework around the shaped platinum nanoparticles has been attempted, but the nanoparticles aggregated or their shapes were degraded easily. In this work, we directly nucleated platinum on the surface inside a mesoporous silica support and controlled the overgrowth step, producing cubic shaped nanoparticles. Mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane was used as an anchoring agent causing nucleation at the silica surface, and it also helped to shape the nanoparticles. Platinum nanocubes, which were synthesized with polymeric capping agents separately, were deposited inside the mesoporous silica by sonication, but most of the nanoparticles were clogged at the entrance to the pores, and the surface of the platinum had very few sites that were catalytically active, as evidenced by the small H2 uptake. Unshaped platinum nanoparticles, which were prepared by conventional wet impregnation, showed a similar amount of H2 uptake as the in situ shaped platinum cubes, but the selectivity for pyrrole hydrogenation was poorer towards the production of pyrrolidine. The mesoporosity and the residual thiol groups on the surface of the in situ shaped Pt nanocubes might cause a high selectivity for pyrrolidine.It is difficult to deposit shape-controlled nanoparticles into a mesoporous framework while preserving the shape. For shaped platinum nanoparticles, which are typically 5-10 nm in size, capillary inclusion by sonication or the formation of a mesoporous framework around the shaped platinum nanoparticles has been attempted, but the nanoparticles aggregated or their shapes were degraded easily. In this work, we directly nucleated platinum on the surface inside a mesoporous silica support and controlled the overgrowth step, producing cubic shaped nanoparticles. Mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane was used as an anchoring agent causing nucleation at the silica surface, and it also helped to shape the nanoparticles. Platinum nanocubes, which were synthesized with polymeric capping agents separately, were deposited inside the mesoporous silica by sonication, but most of the nanoparticles were clogged at the entrance to the pores, and the surface of the platinum had very few sites that were catalytically active, as evidenced by the small H2 uptake. Unshaped platinum nanoparticles, which were prepared by conventional wet impregnation, showed a similar amount of H2 uptake as the in situ shaped platinum cubes, but the selectivity for pyrrole hydrogenation was poorer towards the production of pyrrolidine. The mesoporosity and the residual thiol groups on the surface of the in situ shaped Pt nanocubes might cause a high selectivity for pyrrolidine. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Fig. S1-S9. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr03951c

  5. Chemoradiotherapeutic wrinkled mesoporous silica nanoparticles for use in cancer therapy

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    Munaweera, Imalka; Balkus, Kenneth J. Jr., E-mail: Balkus@utdallas.edu, E-mail: Anthony.DiPasqua@unthsc.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 West Campbell Rd., Richardson, Texas 75080 (United States); Koneru, Bhuvaneswari; Shi, Yi; Di Pasqua, Anthony J., E-mail: Balkus@utdallas.edu, E-mail: Anthony.DiPasqua@unthsc.edu [Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (United States)

    2014-11-01

    Over the last decade, the development and application of nanotechnology in cancer detection, diagnosis, and therapy have been widely reported. Engineering of vehicles for the simultaneous delivery of chemo- and radiotherapeutics increases the effectiveness of the therapy and reduces the dosage of each individual drug required to produce an observable therapeutic response. We here developed a novel chemoradiotherapeutic 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine lipid coated/uncoated platinum drug loaded, holmium-containing, wrinkled mesoporous silica nanoparticle. The materials were characterized with TEM, FTIR, {sup 1}H NMR, energy dispersive x-ray, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, and zeta potential measurements. In vitro platinum drug release from both lipid coated and uncoated chemoradiotherapeutic wrinkled mesoporous silica are reported. Various kinetic models were used to analyze the release kinetics. The radioactivity of the chemoradiotherapeutic nanocarriers was measured after neutron-activation.

  6. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for bioadsorption, enzyme immobilisation, and delivery carriers.

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    Popat, Amirali; Hartono, Sandy Budi; Stahr, Frances; Liu, Jian; Qiao, Shi Zhang; Qing Max Lu, Gao

    2011-07-01

    Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) provide a non-invasive and biocompatible delivery platform for a broad range of applications in therapeutics, pharmaceuticals and diagnosis. The creation of smart, stimuli-responsive systems that respond to subtle changes in the local cellular environment are likely to yield long term solutions to many of the current drug/gene/DNA/RNA delivery problems. In addition, MSNs have proven to be promising supports for enzyme immobilisation, enabling the enzymes to retain their activity, affording them greater potential for wide applications in biocatalysis and energy. This review provides a comprehensive summary of the advances made in the last decade and a future outlook on possible applications of MSNs as nanocontainers for storage and delivery of biomolecules. We discuss some of the important factors affecting the adsorption and release of biomolecules in MSNs and review of the cytotoxicity aspects of such nanomaterials. The review also highlights some promising work on enzyme immobilisation using mesoporous silica nanoparticles. PMID:21547299

  7. Novel nanofluids based on mesoporous silica for enhanced heat transfer

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    Nanofluids, which are liquids with engineered nanometer-sized particles suspensions, have drawn remarkable attraction from the researchers because of their enormous potential to enhance the efficiency in heat-transfer fluids. In the present study, water-based calcined mesoporous silica nanofluids were prepared and characterized. The commercial mesoporous silica (MPSiO2) nanoparticles were dispersed in deionized water by means of pH adjustment and ultrasonic agitation. MPSiO2 nanoparticles were observed to have an average particle size of 350 ± 100 nm by SEM analysis. The concentration of MPSiO2 was varied between 1 and 6 wt%. The physicochemical properties of nanofluids were characterized using various techniques, such as particle size analyzer, zeta-potential meter, TEM, and FT-IR. The thermal conductivity was measured by Transient Plane Source (TPS) method, and nanofluids showed a higher thermal conductivity than the base liquid for all the tested concentrations.

  8. Preparation of mesoporous silica films SBA-15 over different substrates

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    Mesoporous materials have been target of frequent interest due to its wide application possibilities, for example development of gas sensors, catalysis, molecules transportation, pharmaceuticals release, synthesis of auto-organized nanostructures, among others. The possibilities of application are enhanced when such materials are disposed in the form of thin and ultrathin films. In this work the preparation of mesoporous SBA-15 silica films is explored by means of the dipcoating technique of a sol-gel on different substrates (glass slides, stainless steel, copper), using the surfactant poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(propylene glycol)- block-poly(ethylene glycol), known as P123, a block copolymer. Synthesis parameters surfactant concentration, aging time and temperature were investigated. In this work we present the morphological and structural characterization of the prepared films, which were obtained using atomic force microscopy and x-ray fluorescence and diffraction. (author)

  9. Synthesis of mesoporous birnessite-MnO2 composite as a cathode electrode for lithium battery

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    Highlights: •Mesoporous b-MnO2 was successfully synthesized by using a modified interfacial method. •Mesoporous b-MnO2 has a BET specific surface area of 226 m2 g?1 with pore diameter of 5. 2 nm. •Mesoporous b-MnO2 shows an initial discharge capacity of 305 mAh g?1 at current density of 10 mA g?1. •Mesoporous nanostructure with high crystallinity can improve electrochemical performance. -- Abstract: Mesoporous polythiophene birnessite (b)-MnO2 has been synthesized by a modified interfacial method to develop cathode electrode materials for lithium batteries. The N2 adsorption/desorption isotherm test of mesoporous polythiophene MnO2 shows a type IV hysteresis loop, which is characteristic of a mesoporous structure. Mesoporous polythiophene MnO2 has a high surface area of 226 m2 g?1 with a pore diameter of 5.2 nm The mesoporous polythiophene b-MnO2 cathode electrode for Li-ion battery exhibited an initial discharge capacity of 305 mAh g?1 at a current density of 10 mA g?1, which is almost equal to its theoretical capacity. When applying a current of 300 mA g?1, mesoporous polythiophene MnO2 electrode shows the initial discharge capacity of 211 mAh g?1, which is 69% of its theoretical capacity. Mesoporous polythiophene MnO2 shows high capacity and good cycle stability even at high current densities due to its high surface area and fast Li-ion diffusion path

  10. Bond strength of resin-resin interfaces contaminated with saliva and submitted to different surface treatments

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    Adilson Yoshio, Furuse; Leonardo Fernandes da, Cunha; Ana Raquel, Benetti; José, Mondelli.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different surface treatments on shear bond strength of saliva-contaminated resin-resin interfaces. Flat resin surfaces were fabricated. In the control group, no contamination or surface treatment was performed. The resin surfaces of the expe [...] rimental groups were contaminated with saliva and air-dried, and then submitted to: (G1) rinsing with water and drying; (G2) application of an adhesive system; (G3) rinsing and drying, abrasion with finishing disks, etching and application of adhesive system; (G4) rinsing and drying, etching, application of silane and adhesive system. Resin cylinders were placed over the treated surfaces. The specimens were stored in water or ethanol. Shear bond strength tests were performed and the mode of failure was evaluated. Data were submitted to two-way ANOVA and Dunnett T3 test. Contamination of resin-resin interfaces with saliva significantly reduced shear strength, especially after prolonged storage (p

  11. Helical mesoporous silica as an inorganic heterogeneous chiral trigger for asymmetric autocatalysis with amplification of enantiomeric excess.

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    Kawasaki, Tsuneomi; Araki, Yuko; Hatase, Kunihiko; Suzuki, Kenta; Matsumoto, Arimasa; Yokoi, Toshiyuki; Kubota, Yoshihiro; Tatsumi, Takashi; Soai, Kenso

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    Mesoporous silica has been used as a heterogeneous support for catalysts; however, asymmetric induction by the helicity of inorganic mesoporous silica itself has not yet been achieved. P- and M-helical mesoporous silica was found to act as a chiral inorganic trigger for asymmetric autocatalysis to afford (S) and (R)-pyrimidyl alkanol with >99.5% ee, respectively. PMID:25803308

  12. Phosphorus Effects of Mesoporous Bioactive Glass on Occlude Exposed Dentin

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    Wen-Cheng Chen; Cheng-Hwei Chen; Jung-Chang Kung; Yu-Cheng Hsiao; Chi-Jen Shih; Chi-Sheng Chien

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    In recent studies, sealing of exposed dentinal tubules is generally considered as one of the most effective strategies to treat dentin hypersensitivity. Mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) is a potential material for treating dentin hypersensitivity due to its highly specific areas for dissolution and re-precipitated reaction for reduction in dentin permeability. The groups of commercial products of PerioGlas®, synthetic MBG and MBG without phosphorus (MBGNP) were compared. The MBG and MBGNP po...

  13. Advanced Electrode Materials Based on Mesoporous Aluminum-Stabilized Anatase.

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    Attia, Adel; Elder, S. H.; Jirásek, Richard; Kavan, Ladislav; Rathouský, Ji?í; Zukal, Arnošt

    Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2001 - (Galarneau, A.; DiRenzo, F.; Fajula, F.; Vedrine, J.), s. 1-8 - (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis.. 135). [International Zeolite Conference /13./. Montpellier (FR), 08.07.2001-13.07.2001] R&D Projects: GA AV ?R IAA4040804; GA MŠk OC D14.10 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4040901 Keywords : mesoporous molecular sieve * anatase * Li insertion electrochemistry Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  14. Removal of anionic surfactants by sorption onto Aminated Mesoporous Carbon

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    Direct and indirect releases of large quantities of surfactants to the environment may result in serious health and environmental problems. Therefore, surfactants should be removed from water before release to the environment or delivery for public use. In the present work, the removal of anionic surfactants, benzene sulfonate (BS), p-toluene sulfonate (TS) and 4-octylbenzene sulfonate (OBS) from water by adsorption onto Amino modified mesoporous carbon (AMC) were studied. The AMC surfa...

  15. Magnetic Properties of Mesoporous and Nano-particulate Metal Oxides

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    The magnetic properties of the first row transition metal oxides are wide and varied and have been studied extensively since the 1930’s. Observations that the magnetic properties of these material types change with the dimension of the sample have stimulated many theoretical and experimental studies of the systems involved. As sample sizes decrease towards the nanoscale long range crystallographic order is no longer possible. However, the application of mesoporous silica sample...

  16. Functionalized mesoporous silica materials for molsidomine adsorption: Thermodynamic study

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    A series of unmodified and organically modified mesoporous silica materials was prepared. The unmodified mesoporous silica was synthesized via sol–gel synthesis in the presence of D-glucose as pore-forming agent. The functionalized by phenyl, aminopropyl and mercaptopropyl groups silica materials were prepared via grafting. The fabricated adsorbent materials were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis, N2 adsorption/desorption and elemental analysis methods. Then their adsorption properties for mesoionic dug molsidomine were investigated at 290–313 K and physiological pH value. Thermodynamic parameters of molsidomine adsorption on the synthesized materials have been calculated. The obtained results showed that the adsorption process of molsidomine on the phenyl modified silica is the most quantitatively and energetically favorable. The unmodified and mercaptopropyl modified silica materials exhibit significantly higher adsorption capacities and energies for molsidomine than the aminopropyl modified sample. The effects are discussed from the viewpoint of nature of specific interactions responsible for the adsorption. - Graphical abstract: Comparative analysis of the thermodynamic characteristics of molsidomine adsorption showed that the adsorption process on mesoporous silica materials is controlled by chemical nature of surface functional groups. Molsidomine adsorption on the phenyl modified silica is the most quantitatively and energetically favorable. Taking into account ambiguous nature of mesoionic compounds, it was found that molsidomine is rather aromatic than dipolar. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Unmodified and organically modified mesoporous silica materials were prepared. • Molsidomine adsorption on the silica materials was studied. • Phenyl modified silica shows the highest adsorption capacity and favorable energy. • Molsidomine exhibits the lowest affinity to aminopropyl modified silica

  17. A Review: Fundamental Aspects of Silicate Mesoporous Materials

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    ALOthman, Zeid A.

    2012-01-01

    Silicate mesoporous materials have received widespread interest because of their potential applications as supports for catalysis, separation, selective adsorption, novel functional materials, and use as hosts to confine guest molecules, due to their extremely high surface areas combined with large and uniform pore sizes. Over time a constant demand has developed for larger pores with well-defined pore structures. Silicate materials, with well-defined pore sizes of about 2.0–10.0 nm...

  18. Stabilization of RNA through Absorption by Functionalized Mesoporous Silicate Nanospheres

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    Johnson, Brandy J.; Melde, Brian J.; Dinderman, Michael A.; Lin, Baochuan

    2012-01-01

    The potential for encapsulating RNA within tunable, semi-permeable structures for storage and transportation purposes offers an interesting approach to the reduction of stringent storage requirements that often hamper the field application of genetic analysis methods. In this study, we assessed the potential for application of functionalized, porous silicate sorbents in maintaining nucleic acid integrity. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) with and without incorporated stabilizing reagent...

  19. Ordered mesoporous titanosilicate materials prepared at room temperature

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    Nabais, Joao; Galacho, Cristina; Carrott, Peter; Ribeiro carrott, Manuela

    2008-01-01

    Mesoporous titanosilicates were directly synthesised at ambient temperature and pressure, considering a wide range of metal content (0.01?Ti/Si?0.5) and using cationic surfactants of different alkyl chain length. It is shown that the use of tetradecyl-, hexadecyl- and octadecyltrimethylammonium bromide as structure-directing agents provide higher quality Ti-MCM-41 materials, than those prepared with surfactants of shorter alkyl chain. The pore volume and surface areas are gradually re...

  20. Hybrid Photonic Antennae Based on Mesoporous Silica Frameworks

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    Cucinotta F; Carniato F.; Marchese L.

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    This contribution describes design, preparation and physico-chemical characterization of a new photo-stable hybrid antenna based on mesoporous SBA-15 silica. Concepts of host-guest chemistry are applied in such a way that one or more photoactive guest molecules are incorporated into the silica channels and on the outer surface, acting as energy harvesting and transferring units. The presented composite system be-haves as efficient Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) pair and shows high ...

  1. Aging in CTBN modified epoxy resin stocks

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    The cause of degradation in the glass transition temperature (T/sub G/) of a partially crystallized polymer was investigated. Sample epoxy resin filled capacitors were cured at 900C for 24 hours, then stored at room atmospheric conditions. These showed typical degradation in T/sub G/ after storage for one month. One set of epoxy resin castings was stored at room atmosphere and another set was stored in a dry box at 0% relative humidity and 270C. The samples at room atmospheric conditions showed typical degradation in T/sub G/, while the T/sub G/ for those stored in the dry box increased. Further tests were then made on epoxy resin castings at various curing temperatures and times at both room atmosphere and 0% humidity. Resulting data indicated that absorption of moisture during storage was the predominant cause of T/sub G/ degradation, with stress relaxation another, though smaller, contributing factor

  2. Performance Properties of Graphite Reinforced Composites with Advanced Resin Matrices

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    Kourtides, Demetrius A.

    1980-01-01

    This article looks at the effect of different resin matrices on thermal and mechanical properties of graphite composites, and relates the thermal and flammability properties to the anaerobic char yield of the resins. The processing parameters of graphite composites utilizing graphite fabric and epoxy or other advanced resins as matrices are presented. Thermoset resin matrices studied were: aminecured polyfunctional glycidyl aminetype epoxy (baseline), phenolicnovolac resin based on condensation of dihydroxymethyl-xylene and phenol cured with hexamine, two types of polydismaleimide resins, phenolic resin, and benzyl resin. The thermoplastic matrices studied were polyethersulfone and polyphenylenesulfone. Properties evaluated in the study included anaerobic char yield, limiting oxygen index, smoke evolution, moisture absorption, and mechanical properties at elevated temperatures including tensile, compressive, and short-beam shear strengths. Generally, it was determined that graphite composites with the highest char yield exhibited optimum fire-resistant properties.

  3. Standard tests for toughened resin composites, revised edition

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    1983-01-01

    Several toughened resin systems are evaluated to achieve commonality for certain kinds of tests used to characterize toughened resin composites. Specifications for five tests were standardized; these test standards are described.

  4. 76 FR 8774 - Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Japan

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    2011-02-15

    ...731-TA-386 (Third Review)] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Japan AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission...the antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or...

  5. Reactivity of Trametes laccases with fatty and resin acids.

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    Karlsson, S; Holmbom, B; Spetz, P; Mustranta, A; Buchert, J

    2001-04-01

    Lipophilic extractives commonly referred to as wood pitch or wood resin can have a negative impact on paper machine runnability and product quality. The lipophilic extractives are composed mainly of fatty acids, resin acids, sterols, steryl esters and triglycerides. In this work, the suitability of laccases for the modification of fatty and resin acids was studied, using two model fractions. In the treatments, resin and fatty acid dispersions were treated with two different laccases, i.e. laccases from Trametes hirsuta and T. villosa. Different chromatographic methods were used to elucidate the effects of laccase treatments on the chemistry of the fatty and resin acids. Both laccases were able to modify the fatty and resin acids to some extent. In the case of fatty acids, a decrease in the amount of linoleic, oleic and pinolenic acids was observed, whereas the modification of resin acids resulted in a reduced amount of conjugated resin acids. PMID:11341313

  6. Additive effects on the toughening of unsaturated polyester resins

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    Suspene, L. [Centre de Recherches et de Technologies de Verneuil, Verneuil-en-Halatte (France); Yang, Y.S.; Pascault, J.P. [Institut National des Science Appliquees de Lyon, Villeurbanne (France)

    1993-12-31

    An elastomer additive, carboxy-terminated acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymer, was used for toughening in the free radical cross-linking copolymerization of unsaturated polyester (UP) resins. For molded parts, Charpy impact behavior was generally enhanced and the number of catastrophic failures was reduced. The miscibility and interfacial properties of additive and resin blends play important roles in the toughening process. Phase-diagram studies showed that the elastomer additive is immiscible with the UP resin and is phase-separated from the resin matrix during curing. This phase-separation phenomenon is similar to that in the low-profile mechanism of UP resins. Additive-resin system miscibility greatly influences curing morphology. Microvoids occurred in the additive phase of cured resin because of shrinkage stress. The intrinsic inhomogeneity of the polyester network and the existence of microvoids in the final product limit the toughening effect of additives on unsaturated polyester resins. 49 refs., 13 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. 21 CFR 177.1650 - Polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy resins.

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    2010-04-01

    ...polymer-polyepoxy resins. Polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy res- ins may...conditions: (a) Polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy resins are the...products of liquid polysulfide polymers and polyfunctional epoxide... Carbon black (channel process) Chlorinated paraffins...

  8. Biphenyl liquid crystalline epoxy resin as a low-shrinkage resin-based dental restorative nanocomposite.

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    Hsu, Sheng-Hao; Chen, Rung-Shu; Chang, Yuan-Ling; Chen, Min-Huey; Cheng, Kuo-Chung; Su, Wei-Fang

    2012-11-01

    Low-shrinkage resin-based photocurable liquid crystalline epoxy nanocomposite has been investigated with regard to its application as a dental restoration material. The nanocomposite consists of an organic matrix and an inorganic reinforcing filler. The organic matrix is made of liquid crystalline biphenyl epoxy resin (BP), an epoxy resin consisting of cyclohexylmethyl-3,4-epoxycyclohexanecarboxylate (ECH), the photoinitiator 4-octylphenyl phenyliodonium hexafluoroantimonate and the photosensitizer champhorquinone. The inorganic filler is silica nanoparticles (?70-100 nm). The nanoparticles were modified by an epoxy silane of ?-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane to be compatible with the organic matrix and to chemically bond with the organic matrix after photo curing. By incorporating the BP liquid crystalline (LC) epoxy resin into conventional ECH epoxy resin, the nanocomposite has improved hardness, flexural modulus, water absorption and coefficient of thermal expansion. Although the incorporation of silica filler may dilute the reinforcing effect of crystalline BP, a high silica filler content (?42 vol.%) was found to increase the physical and chemical properties of the nanocomposite due to the formation of unique microstructures. The microstructure of nanoparticle embedded layers was observed in the nanocomposite using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. This unique microstructure indicates that the crystalline BP and nanoparticles support each other and result in outstanding mechanical properties. The crystalline BP in the LC epoxy resin-based nanocomposite was partially melted during exothermic photopolymerization, and the resin expanded via an order-to-disorder transition. Thus, the post-gelation shrinkage of the LC epoxy resin-based nanocomposite is greatly reduced, ?50.6% less than in commercialized methacrylate resin-based composites. This LC epoxy nanocomposite demonstrates good physical and chemical properties and good biocompatibility, comparable to commercialized composites. The results indicate that this novel LC nanocomposite is worthy of development and has potential for further applications in clinical dentistry. PMID:22842038

  9. Conductivity of liquid lithium electrolytes with dispersed mesoporous silica particles

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    Highlights: ? The conductivity of disperse lithium electrolytes with mesoporous fillers is studied. ? In contrast to other investigations in literature, no conductivity enhancement could be observed for standard battery electrolytes and typical mesoporous fillers in various combinations. ? Disperse electrolytes can become relevant in terms of battery safety. ? Dispersions of silicas and electrolyte with LiPF6 as conducting salt are not stable, although the silicas were dried prior to preparation and the electrolyte water content was controlled. Surface modification of the fillers improved the stability. ? The observed conductivity decrease varied considerably for various fillers. - Abstract: The electrical conductivity of disperse electrolytes was systematically measured as a function of temperature (0 °C to 60 °C) and filler content for different types of fillers with a range of pore geometry, pore structure and specific surface area. As fillers mesoporous silicas SBA-15, MCM-41 and KIT-6 with pore ranges between 3 nm and 15 nm were dispersed in commercially available liquid lithium electrolytes. As electrolytes 1 M of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) in a mixture of ethylene carbonate (EC) and diethylene carbonate (DEC) at the ratio 3:7 (wt/wt) and the same solvent mixture with 0.96 M lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfon)imide (LiTFSI) were used. No conductivity enhancement could be observed, but with respect to safety aspects the respect to safety aspects the highly viscous disperse pastes might be useful. The conductivity decrease varied considerably for the different fillers.

  10. Sustained release of fungicide metalaxyl by mesoporous silica nanospheres

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    Wanyika, Harrison, E-mail: hwanyika@gmail.com [Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Chemistry (Kenya)

    2013-08-15

    The use of nanomaterials for the controlled delivery of pesticides is nascent technology that has the potential to increase the efficiency of food production and decrease pollution. In this work, the prospect of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) for storage and controlled release of metalaxyl fungicide has been investigated. Mesoporous silica nanospheres with average particle diameters of 162 nm and average pore sizes of 3.2 nm were prepared by a sol-gel process. Metalaxyl molecules were loaded into MSN pores from an aqueous solution by a rotary evaporation method. The loaded amount of metalaxyl as evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis was about 14 wt%. Release of the fungicide entrapped in the MSN matrix revealed sustained release behavior. About 76 % of the free metalaxyl was released in soil within a period of 30 days while only 11.5 and 47 % of the metalaxyl contained in the MSN carrier was released in soil and water, respectively, within the same period. The study showed that MSN can be used to successfully store metalaxyl molecules in its mesoporous framework and significantly delay their release in soil.

  11. Ordered mesoporous carbon for electrochemical sensing: A review

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    Highlights: ? The preparation and functionalization of ordered mesoporous carbon. ? Their applications as electrochemical sensors with high electrocatalytic activity. ? A promising electrode material based on its interesting properties. - Abstract: With its well-ordered pore structure, high specific surface area and tunable pore diameters in the mesopore range, ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) is suitable for applications in catalysis and sensing. We report recent applications of OMC in electrochemical sensors and biosensors. After a brief description of the electrochemical properties, the functionalization of the OMC for improvement of the electrocatalytic properties is then presented. We show how the ordered mesostructure of OMC is very important in those applications. The high density of edge plane-like defective sites (EDSs), oxygen-containing groups and a large surface area on OMC may provide many favorable sites for electron transfer to compounds, which makes OMC a potential novel material for an investigation of the electrochemical behavior of substances. Moreover, the structural capabilities of OMC at the scale of a few nanometers agree with immobilization of other electrocataytic substances. Interesting properties of this material may open up a new approach to study the electrochemical determination of other biomolecules.

  12. Functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for oral delivery of budesonide

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    Non-functionalized and amino-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticle were loaded with anti-inflammatory drug budesonide and additionally post-coated with bioadhesive polymer (carbopol). TEM images showed spherical shape of the nanoparticles and slightly higher polydispersity after coating with carbopol. Nitrogen physisorption and thermogravimetic analysis revealed that more efficient loading and incorporation into the pores of nanoparticles was achieved with the amino-functionalized silica carrier. Infrared spectra indicated that the post-coating of these nanoparticles with carbopol led to the formation of bond between amino groups of the functionalized carrier and carboxyl groups of carbopol. The combination of amino-functionalization of the carrier with the post-coating of the nanoparticles sustained budesonide release. Further, an in vitro model of inflammatory bowel disease showed that the cytoprotective effect of budesonide loaded in the post-coated silica nanoparticles on damaged HT-29 cells was more pronounced compared to the cytoprotection obtained with pure budesonide. -- Graphical abstract: Silica mesoporous MCM-41 particles were amino-functionalized, loaded with budesonide and post-coated with bioadhesive polymer (carbopol) in order to achieve prolonged residence of anti-inflammatory drug in GIT. Highlights: • Higher drug loading in amino-functionalized mesoporous silica. • Amino-functionalization and post-coating of the nanoparticles sustained drug release. • Achievement of higher cytoprotective effect with drug loaded into the nanoparticles

  13. Sustained release of fungicide metalaxyl by mesoporous silica nanospheres

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    The use of nanomaterials for the controlled delivery of pesticides is nascent technology that has the potential to increase the efficiency of food production and decrease pollution. In this work, the prospect of mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) for storage and controlled release of metalaxyl fungicide has been investigated. Mesoporous silica nanospheres with average particle diameters of 162 nm and average pore sizes of 3.2 nm were prepared by a sol–gel process. Metalaxyl molecules were loaded into MSN pores from an aqueous solution by a rotary evaporation method. The loaded amount of metalaxyl as evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis was about 14 wt%. Release of the fungicide entrapped in the MSN matrix revealed sustained release behavior. About 76 % of the free metalaxyl was released in soil within a period of 30 days while only 11.5 and 47 % of the metalaxyl contained in the MSN carrier was released in soil and water, respectively, within the same period. The study showed that MSN can be used to successfully store metalaxyl molecules in its mesoporous framework and significantly delay their release in soil

  14. Facile synthesis of mesoporous aluminosilicates constructed with crystalline microporous frameworks

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    Liu, Baoyu, E-mail: liubaoyu084@163.com; Ren, Yanqun; Duan, Qianqian; Chen, Fei; Xi, Hongxia, E-mail: cehxxi@scut.edu.cn; Qian, Yu

    2013-08-15

    A hierarchically micro-mesoporous structured ZSM-5 zeolite has been synthesized from assembly of aluminosilcate species with a tetra-quaternary ammonium type surfactant, in which the surfactant acts as two-level structure-directing templates for generating micropores and mesopores simultaneously. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, N{sub 2} adsorption–desorption isotherms, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, {sup 27}Al magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric analysis and Quantum chemical calculation. X-ray diffraction as well as nitrogen sorption analyses indicated the dual-porosity of samples, one is from intra-crystalline micropores, and the other is from mesopores. Quantum chemical calculation results showed that the inner ammonium groups of surfactant had more higher molecular degrees of freedom for the zeolite-structure-directing function. Moreover, on the basis of the same concept, this method could be extended to investigate other hierarchically structured zeolites.

  15. Facile synthesis of mesoporous aluminosilicates constructed with crystalline microporous frameworks

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    Liu, Baoyu; Ren, Yanqun; Duan, Qianqian; Chen, Fei; Xi, Hongxia; Qian, Yu

    2013-08-01

    A hierarchically micro-mesoporous structured ZSM-5 zeolite has been synthesized from assembly of aluminosilcate species with a tetra-quaternary ammonium type surfactant, in which the surfactant acts as two-level structure-directing templates for generating micropores and mesopores simultaneously. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, 27Al magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric analysis and Quantum chemical calculation. X-ray diffraction as well as nitrogen sorption analyses indicated the dual-porosity of samples, one is from intra-crystalline micropores, and the other is from mesopores. Quantum chemical calculation results showed that the inner ammonium groups of surfactant had more higher molecular degrees of freedom for the zeolite-structure-directing function. Moreover, on the basis of the same concept, this method could be extended to investigate other hierarchically structured zeolites.

  16. A Review: Fundamental Aspects of Silicate Mesoporous Materials

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    Zeid A. ALOthman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Silicate mesoporous materials have received widespread interest because of their potential applications as supports for catalysis, separation, selective adsorption, novel functional materials, and use as hosts to confine guest molecules, due to their extremely high surface areas combined with large and uniform pore sizes. Over time a constant demand has developed for larger pores with well-defined pore structures. Silicate materials, with well-defined pore sizes of about 2.0–10.0 nm, surpass the pore-size constraint (<2.0 nm of microporous zeolites. They also possess extremely high surface areas (>700 m2 g?1 and narrow pore size distributions. Instead of using small organic molecules as templating compounds, as in the case of zeolites, long chain surfactant molecules were employed as the structure-directing agent during the synthesis of these highly ordered materials. The structure, composition, and pore size of these materials can be tailored during synthesis by variation of the reactant stoichiometry, the nature of the surfactant molecule, the auxiliary chemicals, the reaction conditions, or by post-synthesis functionalization techniques. This review focuses mainly on a concise overview of silicate mesoporous materials together with their applications. Perusal of the review will enable researchers to obtain succinct information about microporous and mesoporous materials.

  17. Facile synthesis of mesoporous aluminosilicates constructed with crystalline microporous frameworks

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    A hierarchically micro-mesoporous structured ZSM-5 zeolite has been synthesized from assembly of aluminosilcate species with a tetra-quaternary ammonium type surfactant, in which the surfactant acts as two-level structure-directing templates for generating micropores and mesopores simultaneously. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, 27Al magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric analysis and Quantum chemical calculation. X-ray diffraction as well as nitrogen sorption analyses indicated the dual-porosity of samples, one is from intra-crystalline micropores, and the other is from mesopores. Quantum chemical calculation results showed that the inner ammonium groups of surfactant had more higher molecular degrees of freedom for the zeolite-structure-directing function. Moreover, on the basis of the same concept, this method could be extended to investigate other hierarchically structured zeolites.

  18. Cumene cracking on modified mesoporous material type MCM-41

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    Ahmed Belhakem

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The effect of ionic exchange degree of aluminated mesoporous materials H(X-AlMCM-41 materials, the method of its exchange mode and its grains form were investigated for the mesoporous catalytic activity in the cumene (i.e. isopropylbenzene cracking reaction. Benzene, propylene and xylene derivatives are the main products of this reaction. Olefins like butene and pentene appeared as the products of secondary reactions. No saturated hydrocarbons, except traces of butane, nor ethylbenzene and toluene were formed and seemed to be typical products of secondary reactions obtained with HNaY zeolites. Generally the exchanged H(X-AlMCM-41 materials by the substitution of Na+ by NH4+ are more active than those exchanged directly with acid solution (substitution of Na+ by H+ even if both the two methods used exhibit a comparable content of acid sites within catalysts at a low exchange degrees. However, the first method of exchange has exhibited an important acidity for mesoporous materials when the ionic exchange degree was increased up to 90%; it was probably due not only to the percentage of exchanged degree but also to the distribution of acid sites within the materials.

  19. Adsorption Of Water And Benzene Vapour In Mesoporous Materials

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    Paulina Taba

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporous materials have attracted the attention of many researchers due to the potential applications promised by the materials. This article discusses adsorption of water and benzene vapour in mesoporous materials (mesoporous silica: MCM-41, MCM-48 and their modification. MCM-41 and MCM-48 were synthesized hydrothermally at 100 oC using cethyltrimethylammonium chloride or dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide for MCM-41 (C16 or MCM-41 (C12 respectively and a mixture of cethyltrimethylammonium bromide and Triton X-100 for MCM-48 as templates. Their modifications were conducted by silylation of MCM-41 (C16 and MCM-48 with trimethylchloro silane (MCM16-TMCS and MCM48-TMCS and t-butyldimethylchloro silane (MCM16-TBDMCS and MCM48-TBDMCS. Results showed that MCM-41 and MCM-48 materials had hydrophobic features which were shown in the small amount of water adsorption at low P/P0. The hydrophobicity of samples used in this study decrease in the sequence: MCM-41 (C16 > MCM-48 > MCM-41 (C12. The hydrophobicity increased when MCM-41 and MCM-48 were silylated with TMCS or TBDMCS. All unsilylated MCM materials show higher affinity to benzene at low P/P0 than the silylated samples. The results of water and benzene adsorption showed that silylated samples are promising candidates as selective adsorbents for organic compounds.

  20. Nucleation Pathways of CO2 Condensation under Mesoporous Templated Glass

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    Wang, Bo; Byran, Matthew S.; Warren, Garfield T.; Sokol, Paul E.; Indiana University Team; NIST Collaboration

    2015-03-01

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) are important elements in reducing greenhouse gas emission and combating global warming. The adsorption behavior of CO2 under mesoporous confinement at room temperature is particularly relevant. , Small Angle Scattering of X-ray (SAXS) and Neutron (SANS) were used to probe the adsorption process of CO2 under such mesoporous confinement MCM-41 and details of nucleation pathways were mapped out by fitting the scattering intensities with adsorption models. From both experiments, the nucleation of CO2 on the inner pore surface of MCM-41 is found to be a two-step process; high density liquid phase CO2 first forms uniform layers following the long range translational symmetry of the porous matrix, above one CO2 filling, determined by the pore size and temperature, capillary condensation initiates. The nucleation sites formed during capillary condensation start to separate the long range symmetry from the one at uniform layers. Finally, SAXS and SANS techniques are compared and they both showed their unique properties of probing the filling-dependent structures of adsorbed CO2 under such mesoporous system.

  1. Functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for oral delivery of budesonide

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    Yoncheva, K., E-mail: krassi.yoncheva@gmail.com [Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, 2 Dunav Str., 1000 Sofia (Bulgaria); Popova, M. [Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria); Szegedi, A.; Mihaly, J. [Institute of Nanochemistry and Catalysis, Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pusztaszeri út. 59-67, 1025 Budapest (Hungary); Tzankov, B.; Lambov, N.; Konstantinov, S.; Tzankova, V. [Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, 2 Dunav Str., 1000 Sofia (Bulgaria); Pessina, F.; Valoti, M. [Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Universita di Siena, via Aldo Moro 2, Siena (Italy)

    2014-03-15

    Non-functionalized and amino-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticle were loaded with anti-inflammatory drug budesonide and additionally post-coated with bioadhesive polymer (carbopol). TEM images showed spherical shape of the nanoparticles and slightly higher polydispersity after coating with carbopol. Nitrogen physisorption and thermogravimetic analysis revealed that more efficient loading and incorporation into the pores of nanoparticles was achieved with the amino-functionalized silica carrier. Infrared spectra indicated that the post-coating of these nanoparticles with carbopol led to the formation of bond between amino groups of the functionalized carrier and carboxyl groups of carbopol. The combination of amino-functionalization of the carrier with the post-coating of the nanoparticles sustained budesonide release. Further, an in vitro model of inflammatory bowel disease showed that the cytoprotective effect of budesonide loaded in the post-coated silica nanoparticles on damaged HT-29 cells was more pronounced compared to the cytoprotection obtained with pure budesonide. -- Graphical abstract: Silica mesoporous MCM-41 particles were amino-functionalized, loaded with budesonide and post-coated with bioadhesive polymer (carbopol) in order to achieve prolonged residence of anti-inflammatory drug in GIT. Highlights: • Higher drug loading in amino-functionalized mesoporous silica. • Amino-functionalization and post-coating of the nanoparticles sustained drug release. • Achievement of higher cytoprotective effect with drug loaded into the nanoparticles.

  2. Aerosol-spray diverse mesoporous metal oxides from metal nitrates.

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    Kuai, Long; Wang, Junxin; Ming, Tian; Fang, Caihong; Sun, Zhenhua; Geng, Baoyou; Wang, Jianfang

    2015-01-01

    Transition metal oxides are widely used in solar cells, batteries, transistors, memories, transparent conductive electrodes, photocatalysts, gas sensors, supercapacitors, and smart windows. In many of these applications, large surface areas and pore volumes can enhance molecular adsorption, facilitate ion transfer, and increase interfacial areas; the formation of complex oxides (mixed, doped, multimetallic oxides and oxide-based hybrids) can alter electronic band structures, modify/enhance charge carrier concentrations/separation, and introduce desired functionalities. A general synthetic approach to diverse mesoporous metal oxides is therefore very attractive. Here we describe a powerful aerosol-spray method for synthesizing various mesoporous metal oxides from low-cost nitrate salts. During spray, thermal heating of precursor droplets drives solvent evaporation and induces surfactant-directed formation of mesostructures, nitrate decomposition and oxide cross-linking. Thirteen types of monometallic oxides and four groups of complex ones are successfully produced, with mesoporous iron oxide microspheres demonstrated for photocatalytic oxygen evolution and gas sensing with superior performances. PMID:25897988

  3. Mesoporous alumina films: effect of oligomer formation toward mesostructural ordering.

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    Mitra, Anuradha; De, Goutam

    2014-12-23

    Alumina films with Im3?m, Ia3d, and onion-like mesopores have been synthesized using a single sol composition derived from an modified alumina precursor (MAP), partial acetylacetone (acac) chelated aluminum secondary butoxide (ASB/acac = 1:0.5). We observed that MAP undergoes oligomerization with aging time and the differently aged MAP generates different micellar structures in the presence of P123 in alumina sols, and forms differently ordered mesostructured coatings. The time-dependent changes in the chemical nature of the MAP have been studied through ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. The nature of micellar transformations in the sols have been studied by transmission SAXS investigations. It has been observed that the size of the micelles gradually increases with time. On aging, MAP contains more bridging alkoxide groups with lesser hydrophilic characteristics; this reduces its interaction with the hydrophilic groups in the P123 micelle. Therefore, a mesostructure with low curvature is gradually formed in the sol due to the rigid nature of cross-linked MAP. Low angle XRD and TEM studies of the coatings obtained from the above sols have confirmed the generation of three distinctly different types of ordered mesoporous arrangements after heat treatments. The time-induced mesophase transformation mechanism has been proposed based upon the experimental results. The study reveals transformation of a modified Al alkoxide solution with respect to time and its successful use to obtain mesoporous alumina films of different ordered structures on glass. PMID:25471450

  4. Benzylation of Toluene over Iron Modified Mesoporous Ceria

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    K.J. Rose Philo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Green chemistry has been looked upon as a sustainable science which accomplishes both economical and environmental goals, simultaneously.With this objective, we developed an alternative process to obtain the industrially important benzyl aromatics by benzylation of aromatics using benzyl chloride, catalysed by mesoporous solid acid catalysts. In this work mesoporous ceria is prepared using neutral surfactant which helped the calcination possible at a lower temperature enabling a higher surface area. Mesoporous ceria modified with Fe can be successfully utilized for the selective benzylation of toluene to more desirable product methyl diphenyl methane with 100% conversion and selectivity in 2 hours using only 50mg of the catalyst under milder condition. The reusability, regenerability, high selectivity, 100% conversion, moderate reaction temperature and absence of solvent, etc. make these catalysts to be used in a truly heterogeneous manner and make the benzylation reaction an environment friendly one. Copyright © 2012 by BCREC UNDIP. All rights reservedReceived: 30th June 2012; Revised: 7th November 2012; Accepted: 10th November 2012[How to Cite: K.J. Rose Philo, S. Sugunan. (2012. Benzylation of Toluene over Iron Modified Mesoporouxs Ceria. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 7(2: 158-164. (doi:10.9767/bcrec.7.2.3759.158-164][How to Link / DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9767/bcrec.7.2.3759.158-164 ] | View in 

  5. Antibacterial properties of mesoporous copper-doped silica xerogels

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    Mesoporous copper-doped silica xerogels (m-SXCu) with antibacterial properties were synthesized by a sol-gel process, and the morphology, structure and composition of m-SXCu were characterized. The results show that m-SXCu5 with a high surface area of 463.1 m2 g-1 have a mesoporous structure with a pore size of about 2 nm. The addition of Cu from 1 to 5 wt% to m-SXCu had a slight effect on the surface area and a not-so-obvious effect on the mesoporous size of m-SXCu. Cu ions can be released from m-SXCu into the simulated body fluid, and the release rate depends significantly on their number. The m-SXCu possessed good antibacterial activity against both E. coli and S. aureus, in which the antibacterial rate reached 99% for m-SXCu5 at 1 h while reaching 99% for all m-SXCu at 24 h. The antibacterial rate was improved with the increase of the amount of Cu, indicating that addition of Cu ions to m-SX enhanced its antibacterial activity.

  6. Ordered mesoporous carbon for electrochemical sensing: A review

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    Ndamanisha, Jean Chrysostome [Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024 (China); Universite du Burundi, Institut de pedagogie appliquee, B.P. 5223, Bujumbura (Burundi); Guo Liping, E-mail: guolp078@nenu.edu.cn [Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024 (China)

    2012-10-17

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The preparation and functionalization of ordered mesoporous carbon. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Their applications as electrochemical sensors with high electrocatalytic activity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A promising electrode material based on its interesting properties. - Abstract: With its well-ordered pore structure, high specific surface area and tunable pore diameters in the mesopore range, ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) is suitable for applications in catalysis and sensing. We report recent applications of OMC in electrochemical sensors and biosensors. After a brief description of the electrochemical properties, the functionalization of the OMC for improvement of the electrocatalytic properties is then presented. We show how the ordered mesostructure of OMC is very important in those applications. The high density of edge plane-like defective sites (EDSs), oxygen-containing groups and a large surface area on OMC may provide many favorable sites for electron transfer to compounds, which makes OMC a potential novel material for an investigation of the electrochemical behavior of substances. Moreover, the structural capabilities of OMC at the scale of a few nanometers agree with immobilization of other electrocataytic substances. Interesting properties of this material may open up a new approach to study the electrochemical determination of other biomolecules.

  7. The influence of resin flexural modulus on the magnitude of ceramic strengthening.

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    Fleming, Garry J P

    2012-07-01

    The aim was to determine the magnitude of ceramic resin-strengthening with resin-based materials with varying flexural moduli using a regression technique to assess the theoretical strengthening at a \\'zero\\' resin-coating thickness. The hypothesis tested was that experimentally, increasing resin flexural modulus results in increased resin-strengthening observed at a theoretical \\'zero\\' resin-coating thickness.

  8. Strontium-90 Determination in 90Y Evaluates Using DGA Resin

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    Another approach to separate 90Sr from 90Y eluates was based on the use of the new extraction chromatography resin DGA (Eichrom Technologies). DGA resin is an extraction chromatographic system in which the extractant material is N,N,N’,N’-tetra-n-octyldiglycolamide, bearing a linear chain (C8) of carbon methyl groups as lateral R substituents (DGA resin, normal). This resin has a high capacity for selective adsorption of strontium

  9. Studies on ion-exchange resin complex of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

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    Malladi, Madhusudhan; Jukanti, Raju; Nair, Rashmi; Wagh, Sanjay; Padakanti, Harishanker

    2010-01-01

    The objective of present work was to assess ion exchange resins for taste masking of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (DM) - a highly bitter drug. A strong cationic exchange resin (Amberlite® IRP-69) and weak cationic exchange resin (Amberlite® IRP-64) were evaluated. Based on drug loading efficiency, Amberlite® IRP-69 was selected for further evaluation. The effect of different methods of drug loading, drug: resin ratios and particle size on drug complexation was evaluated. The formation of ...

  10. Performances and improvement of copper-hydrazine complexation deoxidising resin

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    Copper-hydrazine complexation deoxidising resin is tested to examine its performances including effluent water quality and capacity of deoxidisation. By the means of changing the resin type and regeneration, the deoxidising capacity of the resin can be improved to 13 times more than before. At the same time, physical performances of the resin are also greatly improved while maintaining its velocity of deoxidisation and effluent quality. (authors)

  11. Recovery of tretrachloroaurate through ion exchange with Dowex 11 resin

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    The recovery of the tretrachloroaurate complex by the anionic ion exchange resin Dowex 11 has been studied. The kinetics of gold adsorption were dependent of both gold and resin concentrations and temperature. The adsorption isotherm can be described by the expression Q=kC''n. The loaded resin could be eluted by an acidic thiourea solution at 20 degree centigree. After several adsorption-elution cycles there is not any apparent loss in the adsorption properties of the resin. (Author) 6 refs

  12. Evaluation of cure shrinkage measurement techniques for thermosetting resins

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    Shah, Darshil U.; Peter J. Schubel

    2010-01-01

    Resin chemical shrinkage dictates the surface integrity and the roughness of a composite structure. Thus, to minimize surface failures and to produce a good surface quality it is a requisite to be able to measure and track resin shrinkage during the cure process. This manuscript investigates and evaluates the measuring and monitoring of real-time resin shrinkage using a rheometer, a helium-based pycnometer and a thermo-mechanical analyzer (TMA) for ambient curing UP and epoxy resins. Shrinkag...

  13. Gamma-irradiation on cured glycidyl amino-epoxy resin

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    ITER is an international project to design and build an experimental fusion reactor based on the superconductive 'tokamak' concept. Amounts of epoxy resin are used in the superconductive tokamak device as impregnant resins, insulation breaks, etc. Resistance to ionizing radiation is a demanding performance of those epoxy resins. In this work, we study the effects of ?-irradiation on the mechanical properties and chemical structures of glycidyl amino-epoxy resins

  14. Study on Bismaleimide Modified TDE-86 Epoxy Resin

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    Daofang Shi; Xiaoqing Wu

    2010-01-01

    In the study, BMI was modified by Ortho-diallyl Bisphenol A under certain conditions and got performed polymer. Epoxy resin was modified by the performed polymer using nadic methyl anhydride (MNA) as curing agent. The study investigated the manufacturability, thermal and mechanical properties of modified resin. The manufacturability of the modified resin was indicated by viscosity- temperature, viscosity- time and the gel time curves. Thermal properties of modified resin were characterized by...

  15. Simultaneous metal adsorption on tannin resins

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    Vegetable tannin sorbent is evaluated as ion exchange resin using a multitracer study on the adsorption behavior of various elements. Lisiloma latisiliqua L. tannins, polycondensated into spherical pellets were chosen as sorbent resin material. Sorption evaluation of Ce, Cu(II), U(VI), Eu, Fe(III), Th, Nd as representatives of different classes of metal ions were done at different pH values. The distribution ratio of the studied elements was calculated from laboratory experiments. Tannic ion exchange material shows excellent ability for actinides and rare earth elements adsorption from waters. Using radiotracers, the number of catechins subunits involve in each tannin-metal complex was determined. (author)

  16. Treatment of Methaqualone overdose with resin hemoperfusion.

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    Baggish, D.; Gray, S.; Jatlow, P.; Bia, M. J.

    1981-01-01

    We recently utilized the technique of resin hemoperfusion (employing an Amberlite XAD-4 resin cartridge) to remove drug from a patient i deep coma after an estimated ingestion of greater than 4.5 grams of methaqualone. At plasma flow rates of 204 ml/min, the mean value for plasma clearance of methaqualone was 179 ml/min. The amount of methaqualone recovered from the cartridge at the end of the 10-hour procedure was 1,565 mg measured by gas chromatography. The patient became responsive to deep...

  17. Thermal behavior of halogenated imidebismaleimide resins

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    Several new poly-halogenated malecimides, bismaleimides and therir copoly resins were synthessised thermally from their corresponding amic acids. The synthesis was accomplished by two way method (amic acid-polimide) instead of the well-known three way method (amic acid-imide-polyimide). Thermal characterization of monomers and their cured resins was achieved using differential thermal analysis (DTA), dynamic thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and isothermal gravimetric analysis (IGA). The effect of halogen substituent, especially in the ortho postion, is clear in the imidization proces, while polymerization proceeds almost equally in all systems. Thermal properties of homo and copolymers were correlated with their chemical structures. (author). 15 refs., 4

  18. Occupational dermatitis to epoxydic and phenolic resins.

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    Geraut, Christian; Tripodi, Dominique; Brunet-Courtois, Béatrice; Leray, Fabrice; Geraut, Laurent

    2009-01-01

    Contact dermatitis to epoxydic and phenolic resins are the most frequent contact dermatoses due to plastics, in particular in the form of airborne dermatitis. The chemical formulas of the various components of these resins and their additives are complex and the patch tests available in the trade are insufficient and often arrive at a late stage in the progress of industry, in particular in advanced technologies like aeronautical engineering, shipbuilding or the new floor and wall coverings in buildings. This article is a review of the actions to be taken with these allergies, as well as with regards to their diagnosis, prevention and medico-legal compensation. PMID:19349256

  19. Comparative Evaluation of Sorption, Solubility and Microhardness of Heat Cure Polymethylmethacrylate Denture Base Resin & Flexible Denture Base Resin

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    Shah, Jay; Bulbule, Nilesh; Kulkarni, Shilpa; Shah, Riddhi; Kakade, Dilip

    2014-01-01

    Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare sorption, solubility and microhardness of heat cure polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) denture base resin and flexible (thermoplastic polyamide nylon) denture base resin.

  20. Curing reaction of bisphenol-A based benzoxazine with cyanate ester resin and the properties of the cured thermosetting resin

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Curing reaction of bisphenol-A based benzoxazine with cyanate ester resin and the properties of the cured thermosetting resin were investigated. The cure behavior of benzoxazine with cyanate ester resin was monitored by model reaction using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR. As a result of the model reaction, the ring opening reaction of benzoxazine ring and thermal self-cyclotrimerization of cyanate ester group occurred, and then the phenolic hydoroxyl group generated by the ring opening reaction of benzoxazine ring co-reacted with cyanate ester group. The properties of the cured thermosetting resin were estimated by mechanical properties, electrical resistivity, water resistance and heat resistance. The cured thermosetting resin from benzoxazine and cyanate ester resin showed good heat resistance, high electrical resistivity and high water resistance, compared with the cured thermosetting resin from benzoxazine and epoxy resin.

  1. Development of radiation-curable resin based on natural rubber

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    A new radiation curable resin based on natural rubber has been developed. The resin was based on the reaction between low molecular weight epoxidised natural rubber and acrylic acid. When formulated with reactive monomers and photoinitiator, it solidified upon irradiation with UV light. The resin may find applications in coating for cellulosic-based substrates and pressure-sensitive adhesive

  2. 40 CFR 721.9499 - Modified silicone resin.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Modified silicone resin. 721.9499 Section 721.9499 ...Substances § 721.9499 Modified silicone resin. (a) Chemical substance and significant...identified generically as a modified silicone resin (PMN P-96-1649) is subject to...

  3. 40 CFR 721.5905 - Modified phenolic resin (generic).

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Modified phenolic resin (generic). 721.5905 Section 721...Substances § 721.5905 Modified phenolic resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance...identified generically as a modified phenolic resin (PMN P-01-441) is subject to...

  4. 40 CFR 721.5762 - Aromatic aldehyde phenolic resin (generic).

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Aromatic aldehyde phenolic resin (generic). 721.5762 Section 721...721.5762 Aromatic aldehyde phenolic resin (generic). (a) Chemical substance...generically as aromatic aldehyde phenolic resin (PMN P-01-573) is subject to...

  5. 40 CFR 721.4380 - Modified hydrocarbon resin.

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    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Modified hydrocarbon resin. 721.4380 Section 721.4380 ...Substances § 721.4380 Modified hydrocarbon resin. (a) Chemical substance and significant...identified generically as a modified hydrocarbon resin (P-91-1418) is subject to...

  6. Aging effect of ion exchange resins on crud removal

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    In the study on crud removal mechanism of ion exchange resins, it was found that the crud removal efficiency of BWR condensate demineralizers increased with the operation time. This phenomenon, named aging effect, has been studied for the improvement of crud removal efficiency of ion exchange resins. And the mechanism of aging effect on crud removal has been clarified by looking deep into resin properties and crud-resin interaction. Some kinds of crud adsorbed on the cation exchange resin surface dissolves because of strongly acidic atmosphere and diffuses into the resin beads. Amorphous crud is comparatively hard to be removed by resin bed, but it is most easily dissolved on the resin surface when once adsorved. The removal efficiency to amorphous crud could control the overall crud removal efficiency because amorphous is a major part of condensate crud. Aging effect was found to be the increasing of the ability that cation exchange resin captures, dissolves and incorporates amorphous crud. And it was also found that the irreversible swelling of cation exchange resins by oxidation could contribute to the aging effect because moisture content of cation exchange resins increased with the aging time, and the resins swelled by accelerated oxidizing showed high crud removal efficiency. (author)

  7. Solid-phase synthesis of isoalloxazines using merrifield resin

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    Geetanjali; Chauhan, S.M.S. [University of Delhi, Delhi (India). Dept.of Chemistry]. E-mail: singh_dr_ram@yahoo.com; Singh, Ram [University of Delhi (India). School of Environmental Studies. Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems

    2006-03-15

    The reaction of Merrifield resin bound diamino compounds with alloxan monohydrate gave 7- resin bound 10-substituted isoalloxazines that were characterized by solid phase fluorescence and IR spectroscopy. The resin was cleaved by 40% aqueous HF/DMF to give 7-carboxy-10-substituted isoalloxazines that were characterized by UV-vis., IR, {sup 1}H NMR, fluorescence and elemental analysis. (author)

  8. Solid-phase synthesis of isoalloxazines using merrifield resin

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    The reaction of Merrifield resin bound diamino compounds with alloxan monohydrate gave 7- resin bound 10-substituted isoalloxazines that were characterized by solid phase fluorescence and IR spectroscopy. The resin was cleaved by 40% aqueous HF/DMF to give 7-carboxy-10-substituted isoalloxazines that were characterized by UV-vis., IR, 1H NMR, fluorescence and elemental analysis. (author)

  9. Electron sensitive resin and fabrication process of this one

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    The invention concerns electron sensitive negative resins, that is to say the resins which, when subjected to the action of an electronic beam of adequate power, undergo a transformation that makes them resistant to certain chemical agents or insoluble in certain solvents. The invention also concerns a process for manufacturing this resin which is a 2.3 epithiopropylmethacrylate copolymer

  10. Surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles with an inorganic template

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    Bau, L.; Bartova, B.; Arduini, M.; Mancin, F.

    2009-01-01

    A surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles is reported in which boron acts as the templating agent. Using such a simple and mild procedure as a treatment with water, the boron-rich phase is selectively removed, affording mesoporous pure silica nanoparticles with wormhole-like pores or, depending on the synthetic conditions, silica nanoshells.

  11. Mesoporous zeolite single crystal catalysts: Diffusion and catalysis in hierarchical zeolites

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    Christensen, Christina Hviid; Johannsen, Kim

    2007-01-01

    During the last years, several new routes to produce zeolites with controlled mesoporosity have appeared. Moreover, an improved catalytic performance of the resulting mesoporous zeolites over conventional zeolites has been demonstrated in several reactions. In most cases, the mesoporous zeolites exhibit higher catalytic activity, but in some cases also improved selectivity and longer catalyst lifetime has been reported. The beneficial effects of introducing mesopores into the zeolites has in most instances been attributed to improved mass transport to and from the active sites located in the zeolite micropores. Here, we briefly discuss the most important ways of introducing mesopores into zeolites and, for the first time, we show experimentally that the presence of mesopores dramatically increases the rate of diffusion in zeolite catalysts. This is done by studying the elution of iso-butane from packed beds of conventional and mesoporous zeolite catalysts. Moreover, we discuss in detail the recent observationof improved activity and selectivity in the alkylation of benzene with ethene using mesoporous zeolite single crystal catalysts. For this reaction, we show by calculation of the Thiele modulus that this improved performance can be mainly attributed to a diffusional limitation of ethylbenzene in the zeolite pores. This is verified in new ethylbenzene dealkylation experiments where mesoporous zeolite catalysts show significantly improved activity over conventional zeolite catalysts.

  12. Surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles with an inorganic template.

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    Baù, Luca; Bártová, Barbora; Arduini, Maria; Mancin, Fabrizio

    2009-12-28

    A surfactant-free synthesis of mesoporous and hollow silica nanoparticles is reported in which boron acts as the templating agent. Using such a simple and mild procedure as a treatment with water, the boron-rich phase is selectively removed, affording mesoporous pure silica nanoparticles with wormhole-like pores or, depending on the synthetic conditions, silica nanoshells. PMID:20024287

  13. Synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid mesoporous tin oxophosphate in the presence of anionic surfactant.

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    Mal, Nawal Kishor; Fujiwara, Masahiro; Matsukata, Masahiko

    2005-11-01

    Synthesis of novel mesoporous hybrid tin oxophosphate is reported from phenylphosphonic acid as the only precursor of phosphorus in the presence of anionic surfactant (SDS), which possesses a wormhole mesoporous structure and is stable even after calcination at 550 degrees C. PMID:16228034

  14. Preparation, characterization and catalytic performance of mesoporous Ga and Ga-Al oxides

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    Michorczyk, Piotr; Ku Trowski, Piotr; Kolak, Agnieszka; Urek, Krzysztof

    2012-01-01

    Mesoporous Ga- and Ga-Al oxides were prepared by nanoreplication technique using CMK-3 matrix as a rigid template. The catalytic performance of mesoporous Ga2O3 and mixed Ga2O3-Al2O3 materials were investigated in the dehydrogenation of propane to propene with CO2 at 823 K.

  15. A facile route to synthesize endurable mesopore containing ZSM-5 catalyst for methanol to propylene reaction.

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    Sun, Chao; Du, Junming; Liu, Jian; Yang, Yisu; Ren, Nan; Shen, Wei; Xu, Hualong; Tang, Yi

    2010-04-21

    A novel route is proposed for the preparation of mesopore containing zeolite ZSM-5 via in situ hydrothermal treatment of a solution containing alkali-dissolved SBA-15 containing carbonized surfactant P123 in the mesopores; it exhibited prominent stability enhancement for methanol to propylene reaction. PMID:20461876

  16. Studies on interacting Blends of Acrylated Epoxy resin based Poly(Ester-Amide)s and Vinyl EsterResin

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    Pragnesh N. Dave; Nikul N. Patel

    2011-01-01

    Epoxy resin based Unsaturated poly(ester-amide) resins (UPEAs) can be prepared by many methods but here these were prepared by reported method [1]. These UPEAs were then treated with acrylotl chloride to afford acrylated UPEAs resin (i.e. AUPEAs). Interacting blends of equal proportional AUPEAs and vinyl ester epoxy (VE) resin were prepared. APEAs and AUPEAs were characterized by elemental analysis, molecular weight determined by vapour pressure osmometer and by IR spectral...

  17. Synthesis and characterization of resorcinol–formaldehyde resin chars doped by zinc oxide

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    Polycondensation polymerization of resorcinol–formaldehyde (RF) mixtures in water with addition of different amounts of zinc acetate and then carbonization of dried gels are studied to prepare ZnO doped chars. Zinc acetate as a catalyst of resorcinol–formaldehyde polycondensation affects structural features of the RF resin (RFR) and, therefore, the texture of chars prepared from Zn-doped RFR. The ZnO doped chars are characterized using thermogravimetry, low temperature nitrogen adsorption/desorption, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). At a relatively high content of zinc acetate (1 mol per 10–40 mol of resorcinol) in the reaction mixture, the formation of crystallites of ZnO (zincite) occurs in a shape of straight nanorods of 20–130 nm in diameter and 1–3 ?m in length. At a small content of zinc acetate (1 mol per 100–500 mol of resorcinol), ZnO in composites is XRD amorphous and does not form individual particles. The ZnO doped chars are pure nanoporous at a minimal ZnO content and nano-mesoporous or nano-meso-macroporous at a higher ZnO content.

  18. Synthesis and characterization of resorcinol–formaldehyde resin chars doped by zinc oxide

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    Gun’ko, Vladimir M., E-mail: vlad_gunko@ukr.net [Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, 17 General Naumov Street, 03164 Kyiv (Ukraine); Bogatyrov, Viktor M.; Oranska, Olena I. [Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry, 17 General Naumov Street, 03164 Kyiv (Ukraine); Urubkov, Iliya V. [Kurdyumov Institute of Metal Physics, 36 Vernadsky Boulevard, 03142 Kyiv (Ukraine); Leboda, Roman; Charmas, Barbara; Skubiszewska-Zi?ba, Jadwiga [Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University, 20031 Lublin (Poland)

    2014-06-01

    Polycondensation polymerization of resorcinol–formaldehyde (RF) mixtures in water with addition of different amounts of zinc acetate and then carbonization of dried gels are studied to prepare ZnO doped chars. Zinc acetate as a catalyst of resorcinol–formaldehyde polycondensation affects structural features of the RF resin (RFR) and, therefore, the texture of chars prepared from Zn-doped RFR. The ZnO doped chars are characterized using thermogravimetry, low temperature nitrogen adsorption/desorption, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). At a relatively high content of zinc acetate (1 mol per 10–40 mol of resorcinol) in the reaction mixture, the formation of crystallites of ZnO (zincite) occurs in a shape of straight nanorods of 20–130 nm in diameter and 1–3 ?m in length. At a small content of zinc acetate (1 mol per 100–500 mol of resorcinol), ZnO in composites is XRD amorphous and does not form individual particles. The ZnO doped chars are pure nanoporous at a minimal ZnO content and nano-mesoporous or nano-meso-macroporous at a higher ZnO content.

  19. Mesoporous metal oxide microsphere electrode compositions and their methods of making

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    Parans Paranthaman, Mariappan; Bi, Zhonghe; Bridges, Craig A; Brown, Gilbert M

    2014-12-16

    Compositions and methods of making are provided for treated mesoporous metal oxide microspheres electrodes. The compositions comprise (a) microspheres with an average diameter between 200 nanometers (nm) and 10 micrometers (.mu.m); (b) mesopores on the surface and interior of the microspheres, wherein the mesopores have an average diameter between 1 nm and 50 nm and the microspheres have a surface area between 50 m.sup.2/g and 500 m.sup.2/g, and wherein the composition has an electrical conductivity of at least 1.times.10.sup.-7 S/cm at 25.degree. C. and 60 MPa. The methods of making comprise forming a mesoporous metal oxide microsphere composition and treating the mesoporous metal oxide microspheres by at least one method selected from the group consisting of: (i) annealing in a reducing atmosphere, (ii) doping with an aliovalent element, and (iii) coating with a coating composition.

  20. Effect of epoxy resin properties on the mechanical properties of carbon fiber/epoxy resin composites

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    He, Hong-Wei; Gao, Feng [Taiyuan Univ. of Technology (China). College of Materials Science and Engineering; Taiyuan Univ. of Technology (China). Key Laboratory of Interface Science and Engineering in Advanced Materials; Li, Kai-Xi [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, Shanxi (China). Key Laboratory of Carbon Materials

    2013-09-15

    Three kinds of epoxy resins, i.e. tetraglycidyl diaminodiphenyl methane (AG80), difunctional diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A (E51) and novolac type epoxy resin (F46) were selected as matrices for carbon fiber/epoxy composites. The objective of this work is to study the mechanical properties of fiber/epoxy composites by using these three kinds of epoxy resins with different physical and chemical performance. The results show that the composites fabricated with AG80 present the best stiffness and the composites prepared with E5 1have the best toughness. The stiffness and toughness of the composites prepared with F46 are middle values located between those for AG80/epoxy and E51/epoxy composites. Thus, the mixed epoxy resin is a promising approach for industrial production. (orig.)

  1. 21 CFR 175.380 - Xylene-formaldehyde resins condensed with 4,4?-isopropylidenediphenol-epichlorohydrin epoxy resins.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 2009-04-01 true Xylene-formaldehyde resins condensed with 4,4â...of Coatings § 175.380 Xylene-formaldehyde resins condensed with 4,4?-isopropylidenediphenol-epichlorohydrin...produced by the condensation of xylene-formaldehyde resin and...

  2. Preparation of mesoporous TiO2/CNT nanocomposites by synthesis of mesoporous titania via EISA and their photocatalytic degradation under visible light irradiation

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    Rajasekar, K.; Thennarasu, S.; Rajesh, R.; Abirami, R.; Balkis Ameen, K.; Ramasubbu, A.

    2013-12-01

    Stabilized mesoporous TiO2 was synthesized by evaporation induced self assembly (EISA) method and mechanically incorporated into single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) with different ratios. The physicochemical properties of the nanocomposites (mesoporous TiO2/SWCNT) materials were investigated by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) measurement, X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), photoluminescence (PL) and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy measurements. The catalytic activity of mesoporous TiO2 and nanocomposites were assessed by examining the degradation of rhodamine B as model aqueous solution under visible light. CNTs are facilitating the photocatalytic activity of mesoporous TiO2 in the degradation of rhodamine B efficiently.

  3. Epoxy resin allergy from microscopy immersion oil.

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    Lee, Y C; Gordon, D L; Gordon, L A

    1999-11-01

    A bacteriology technical officer presented with episodes of burning pruritus and urticarial-like lesions on the face and forearms. Patch testing was strongly positive for epoxy resin. The exposure was occupational to the re-formulation of microscopy immersion oil. PMID:10570565

  4. Evaluation of resins for use in brachytherapy

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    Brachytherapy is an advanced cancer treatment where radioactive seeds or sources are placed near or directly into the tumor thus reducing the radiation exposure in the surrounding healthy tissues. Prostate cancer can be treated with interstitial brachytherapy in initial stage of the disease in which tiny radioactive seeds with cylindrical geometry are used. Several kinds of seeds have been developed in order to obtain a better dose distribution around them and with a lower cost manufacturing. These seeds consist of an encapsulation, a radionuclide carrier, and X-ray marker. Among the materials that have potential for innovation in the construction of seeds, biocompatible resins appear as an important option. In this paper, we present some characterization results with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (FTIR) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) performed on two types of resins in which curing temperatures for each one were varied as also the results of coatings with these resins under titanium substrates. Interactions of these resins in contact with the simulated body fluid were evaluated by atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. (author)

  5. Microbial treatment of ion exchange resins

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    A bioavailability of ion exchange resins to a microbial destruction as one of the alternative methods of compacting used ionites from the nuclear fuel manufacturing cycle enterprises has been investigated. The bio-destruction was studied after a preliminary chemical treatment or without it. A sensitivity of the ion exchange resins (including highly acidic cationite KU-2-8) to the microbial destruction by heterotrophic and chemo-litho-trophic microorganisms under aerobic conditions was shown in principle. The biodegradation of the original polymer is possible in the presence of the water soluble fraction of the resin obtained after its treatment by Fenton reagent and accelerated in the presence of Mn-ions in optimal concentration 1-2 g of Mn per liter of medium. Thus, the process of bio-destruction of ionite polymer by heterotrophic microorganisms can be compared with the bio-destruction of lignin or humic substances. The optimum parameters of bio-destruction and microorganisms used must be different for resins with different functional groups. (authors)

  6. Tailoring of Ion Exchange Resin Catalysts.

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    Je?ábek, Karel

    Insbruck, 2002, s. 68-69. [Panonian International Symposium on Catalysis /6./. Obergurgl, Ötztal (AU), 11.09.2002-14.09.2002] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z4072921 Keywords : ion exchange resins catalysts Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

  7. Evaluation of resins for use in brachytherapy

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    Carvalho, Luiz Claudio F.M. Garcia; Ferraz, Wilmar Barbosa; Chrcanovic, Bruno Ramos; Santos, Ana Maria M., E-mail: ferrazw@cdtn.b, E-mail: amms@cdtn.b [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    Brachytherapy is an advanced cancer treatment where radioactive seeds or sources are placed near or directly into the tumor thus reducing the radiation exposure in the surrounding healthy tissues. Prostate cancer can be treated with interstitial brachytherapy in initial stage of the disease in which tiny radioactive seeds with cylindrical geometry are used. Several kinds of seeds have been developed in order to obtain a better dose distribution around them and with a lower cost manufacturing. These seeds consist of an encapsulation, a radionuclide carrier, and X-ray marker. Among the materials that have potential for innovation in the construction of seeds, biocompatible resins appear as an important option. In this paper, we present some characterization results with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic (FTIR) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis) performed on two types of resins in which curing temperatures for each one were varied as also the results of coatings with these resins under titanium substrates. Interactions of these resins in contact with the simulated body fluid were evaluated by atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. (author)

  8. 21 CFR 177.1560 - Polyarylsulfone resins.

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    2010-04-01

    ...water at 100 °C (212 °F), and n- heptane at 65.6 °C (150 °F). Note: In testing the finished poly-aryl-sulfone resin use a separate test sample for each required extracting solvent. [50 FR 31046, July 24,...

  9. Water durability of resin bond to precious metal alloys using adhesive resins containing adhesion promoting monomers.

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    Kadoma, Yoshinori; Kojima, Katsunori

    2005-12-01

    Adhesive resins for precious metals were prepared by adding an adhesion promoting monomer to MMA-PMMA/TBBO resin. Precious metal alloys bonded by the adhesive resin were thermocycled 0, 1,000, 2,000, or 4,000 times in water between 4 and 60 degrees C, and tensile bond strengths were measured. Debonded metal surfaces after the tensile test were analyzed based on an area of cohesive failure. Three-way ANOVA revealed that all the three parameters--adherend, adhesive monomer, and number of thermal cycles--exhibited a significant influence on bond strength. Bond strength significantly decreased with increasing number of thermal cycles except for resin with 9,10-epithiodecyl 4-vinylbenzoate (EP8VB) to Au alloy. Mean bond strength of adhesive resin with 9,10-epithiodecyl methacrylate (EP8MA), EP8VB, or 3,4-epithiobutyl 2,2-bis(methacryloyloxymethyl)propionate (EP2BMA) exceeded 22 MPa after 4,000 thermal cycles. Analysis of debonded surfaces revealed the applicability of EP8MA, EP8VB, and EP2BMA as an adhesive monomer component of adhesive resin formulations. PMID:16445009

  10. Decomposition of Rare Earth Loaded Resin Particles

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    The Fuel Cycle R and D (FCR and D) program within the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is evaluating nuclear fuel cycle options, including once-through, modified open, and fully closed cycles. Each of these scenarios may utilize quite different fuel management schemes and variation in fuel types may include high thermal conductivity UO2, thoria-based, TRISO, metal, advanced ceramic (nitride, carbide, composite, etc.), and minor actinide (MA) bearing fuels and targets. Researchers from the US, Europe, and japan are investigating methods of fabricating high-specific activity spherical particles for fuel and target applications. The capital, operating, and maintenance costs of such a fuel fabrication facility can be significant, thus fuel synthesis and fabrication processes that minimize waste and process losses, and require less footprint are desired. Investigations have been performed at the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) and the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) studying the impact of americium and curium on the fuel fabrication process. proof of concept was demonstrated for fabrication of MA-bearing spherical particles, however additional development will be needed for engineering scale-up. Researchers at the Paul Scherer Institute (PSI) and the Japan Atomic Energy Association (JAEA) have collaborated on research with ceramic-metallic (CERMET) fuels using spherical particles as the ceramic component dispersed in the metthe ceramic component dispersed in the metal matrix. Recent work at the CEA evaluates the burning of MA in the blanket region of sodium fast reactors. There is also interest in burning MA in Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) reactors. The fabrication of uranium-MA oxide pellets for a fast reactor blanket or MA-bearing fuel for CANDU reactors may benefit from a low-loss dedicated footprint for producing MA-spherical particles. One method for producing MA-bearing spherical particles is loading the actinide metal on a cation exchange resin. The AG-50W resin is made of sulfonic acid functional groups attached to a styrene divinylbenzene copolymer lattice (long chained hydrocarbon). The metal cation binds to the sulfur group, then during thermal decomposition in air the hydrocarbons will form gaseous species leaving behind a spherical metal-oxide particle. Process development for resin applications with radioactive materials is typically performed using surrogates. For americium and curium, a trivalent metal like neodymium can be used. Thermal decomposition of Nd-loaded resin in air has been studied by Hale. Process conditions were established for resin decomposition and the formation of Nd2O3 particles. The intermediate product compounds were described using x-ray diffraction (XRD) and wet chemistry. Leskela and Niinisto studied the decomposition of rare earth (RE) elements and found results consistent with Hale. Picart et al. demonstrated the viability of using a resin loading process for the fabrication of uranium-actinide mixed oxide microspheres for transmutation of minor actinides in a fast reactor. For effective transmutation of actinides, it will be desirable to extend the in-reactor burnup and minimize the number of recycles of used actinide materials. Longer burn times increases the chance of Fuel Clad Chemical or Mechanical Interaction (FCCI, FCMI). Sulfur is suspected of contributing to Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC) thus it is necessary to maximize the removal of sulfur during decomposition of the resin. The present effort extends the previous work by quantifying the removal of sulfur during the decomposition process. Neodymium was selected as a surrogate for trivalent actinide metal cations. As described above Nd was dissolved in nitric acid solution then contacted with the AG-50W resin column. After washing the column, the Nd-resin particles are removed and dried. The Nd-resin, seen in Figure 1 prior to decomposition, is ready to be converted to Nd oxide microspheres.

  11. Method for curing alkyd resin compositions by applying ionizing radiation

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    An alkyd resin composition is prepared by dissolving a polymerizable alkyd resin having from 10 to 50 percent of oil length into a vinyl monomer. The polymerizable alkyd resin is obtained by a half-esterification reaction of an acid anhydride having a polymerizable unsaturated group and an alkyd resin modified with conjugated unsaturated oil having at least one reactive hydroxyl group per one molecule. The alkyd resin composition thus obtained is coated on an article, and ionizing radiation is applied on the article to cure the coated film thereon. (U.S.)

  12. Reduction radioactive of waste ion exchange resin with microorganism enzyme

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    We were searching the microorganisms which could eliminate the isotope absorbed to ion exchange resin in a nuclear power plant. For this purpose, we prepared the ion exchange resin absorbed metal (Ni) as a model system. We selected a few microorganisms which could strongly separate Ni from the resin. Using the enzyme extracted from the microorganism, we tried the elimination and collection of Ni from the model resin. The elimination rate of Ni from the resin was more than 90%. And we examined the resistance of the microorganisms exposed to isotope. (author)

  13. Finer mesh ion exchange resins for condensate demineralizer system

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    A Finer Mesh ion exchange resin technique was first introduced to the BWR condensate demineralizer system in Japan in 1985. This report outlines the various test results, improvements of equipment, and actual operational results, which were connected with introduction of the Finer Mesh ion exchange resins. A project with Finer Mesh resins was carried out to improve CRUD capturing ability and increase ion exchanging capability of condensate demineralizer systems by shifting their resin particle size distribution from conventional mesh to finer mesh by increasing resin surface areas. The condensate demineralizer system by this technique has so far proved excellent improved running performance. (author)

  14. Irradiation effects in thermal conductivity of some polymeric resins

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    The irradiation effect on thermal conductivity of polymer glue VK-9, consisting of epoxy and polyamide resins, and of cryosyl composition based on silicon resin is studied in the range of absorbed dosage to 20 MGy and temperatures from -100 to +180 deg C for glue VK-9 and from -110 to +220 deg C for cryosyl. VK-9 thermal conductivity reduction is attributed to the amorphyzation of poliamide resin and to the destruction of epoxy resin. Similar decrease in cryosyl thermal conductivity is due to the radiation destruction of silicone resin

  15. Comparative Efficacy of Polyamine-Based Scavenger Resins

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    Bhagavathula Ravindranath

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Polyamine-based scavenger resins containing 2, 3 and 4 nitrogen atoms have been prepared and their comparative efficacy to scavenge appropriate electrophilic chemicals (acids, acid chlorides, isocyanates and aldehydes from solutions has been studied. As expected, the scavenging efficiency is directly proportional to the number of nucleophic nitrogens present on the resin. The results have been compared with the performance of the popular scavenger resin, namely, tris(2-aminoethylamine resin, to conclude that the low-cost polyamine resins now prepared can be conveniently used as effectively as the expensive commercial product.

  16. Enhanced performance of {0 0 1} facets dominated mesoporous TiO2 photocatalyst composed of high-reactive nanocrystals and mesoporous spheres

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    Wang, Wei; Lu, Chunhua; Ni, Yaru; Peng, Fengping; Xu, Zhongzi

    2013-01-01

    {0 0 1} facets dominated mesoporous anatase TiO2 sheets composed of mesoporous spheres and high reactive nanocrystals with exposed {0 0 1} facets were synthesized successfully with NH4F as the capping agent by the hydrothermal and heat treatment method. The photocatalyst exhibits a high specific surface area and a higher photocatalytic activity than Degussa P25 and pure TiO2 nanosheets in the degradation of organic dyes under UV irradiation.

  17. Cobalt oxide and nitride particles supported on mesoporous carbons as composite electrocatalysts for dye-sensitized solar cells

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    Chen, Ming; Shao, Leng-Leng; Gao, Ze-Min; Ren, Tie-Zhen; Yuan, Zhong-Yong

    2015-07-01

    The composite electrocatalysts of cobalt oxide/mesoporous carbon and cobalt nitride/mesoporous carbon are synthesized via a convenient oxidation and subsequent ammonia nitridation of cobalt particles-incorporated mesoporous carbon, respectively. The cobalt oxide and nitride particles are uniformly imbedded in mesoporous carbon matrix, forming the unique composites with high surface area and mesopore architecture, and the resultant composites are evaluated as counter electrode materials, exhibiting good catalytic activity for the reduction of triiodide. The composites of cobalt nitride and mesoporous carbon are superior to the counterparts of cobalt oxide and mesoporous carbon in catalyzing the triiodide reduction, and the dye-sensitized solar cell with the composites achieves an optimum power conversion efficiency of 5.26%, which is comparable to the one based on the conventional Pt counter electrode (4.88%).

  18. Samarium-doped mesoporous TiO2 nanoparticles with improved photocatalytic performance for elimination of gaseous organic pollutants

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    Tang, Jianting; Chen, Xiaomiao; Liu, Yu; Gong, Wei; Peng, Zhenshan; Cai, Tiejun; Luo, Lianjing; Deng, Qian

    2013-01-01

    Mesoporous TiO2 doped with different amounts of Sm were prepared via a sol-gel route with Pluronic P123 as template. The materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and N2 sorption experiments, etc. The photocatalytic activity of the mesoporous TiO2 was tested in elimination of gaseous methanol and acetone. The Sm doped mesoporous TiO2 have higher activity than those of the commercial photocatalyst (Degussa, P25) and Sm doped TiO2 counterparts without mesopore structure under ultraviolet light irradiation. A possible mechanism was proposed to account for the high photocatalytic activity of the Sm doped mesoporous TiO2. The superior activity of the Sm doped mesoporous TiO2 may be attributed to the synergic effect of the high surface area, mesopore structure and doped Sm species.

  19. Synthesis and Properties of Arylacetylene Resins with Siloxane Units

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    A series of arylacetylene resins with siloxane units were synthesized by the condensation reactions of m-diethynylbenzene magnesium reagents with various ?,?-bis(chloro)dimethylsiloxanes. These resins are liquids and are miscible with common organic solvents at room temperature. The structures of the resins were characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 29Si NMR, and gel permeation chromatography (GPC). The thermal behaviors of the resins were examined with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). These resins have good processability. They can be thermally crosslinked through the ethynyl groups to produce cured resins. The thermal and thermooxidative stabilities of the cured resins were studied by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The cured resins possess high thermal and thermooxidative stability. Their decomposition occurs at above 500 .deg. C in both N2 and air. With increasing the length of siloxane units in the resins, the thermal stability of the cured resins decreases in N2. When the cured resins were sintered above 1450 .deg. C under argon, hard and glassy SiOC ceramics were obtained. These SiOC ceramics have the decomposition temperatures at 5% weight loss above 800 .deg. C in air

  20. Synthesis and Characterizations of Melamine-Based Epoxy Resins

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    Raffaele Cioffi

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available A new, easy and cost-effective synthetic procedure for the preparation of thermosetting melamine-based epoxy resins is reported. By this innovative synthetic method, different kinds of resins can be obtained just by mixing the reagents in the presence of a catalyst without solvent and with mild curing conditions. Two types of resins were synthesized using melamine and a glycidyl derivative (resins I or by adding a silane derivative (resin II. The resins were characterized by means of chemical-physical and thermal techniques. Experimental results show that all the prepared resins have a good thermal stability, but differ for their mechanical properties: resin I exhibits remarkable stiffness with a storage modulus value up to 830 MPa at room temperature, while lower storage moduli were found for resin II, indicating that the presence of silane groups could enhance the flexibility of these materials. The resins show a pot life higher than 30 min, which makes these resins good candidates for practical applications. The functionalization with silane terminations can be exploited in the formulation of hybrid organic-inorganic composite materials.

  1. Synthesis and characterizations of melamine-based epoxy resins.

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    Ricciotti, Laura; Roviello, Giuseppina; Tarallo, Oreste; Borbone, Fabio; Ferone, Claudio; Colangelo, Francesco; Catauro, Michelina; Cioffi, Raffaele

    2013-01-01

    A new, easy and cost-effective synthetic procedure for the preparation of thermosetting melamine-based epoxy resins is reported. By this innovative synthetic method, different kinds of resins can be obtained just by mixing the reagents in the presence of a catalyst without solvent and with mild curing conditions. Two types of resins were synthesized using melamine and a glycidyl derivative (resins I) or by adding a silane derivative (resin II). The resins were characterized by means of chemical-physical and thermal techniques. Experimental results show that all the prepared resins have a good thermal stability, but differ for their mechanical properties: resin I exhibits remarkable stiffness with a storage modulus value up to 830 MPa at room temperature, while lower storage moduli were found for resin II, indicating that the presence of silane groups could enhance the flexibility of these materials. The resins show a pot life higher than 30 min, which makes these resins good candidates for practical applications. The functionalization with silane terminations can be exploited in the formulation of hybrid organic-inorganic composite materials. PMID:24013372

  2. Treatment of spent ion-exchange resins for disposal

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    Ion-exchange resins are used in CANDU-PHW nuclear power stations to purify heavy water in the primary heat transport (PHT) and moderator systems. Two techniques for conditioning spent ion-exchange resins for disposal have been evaluated: direct immobilization, and incineration combined with immobilization of the ash and scrubbed off-gases. When ion-exchange resins were immobilized directly, no volume reductions were obtained at the various resin-to-matrix weight ratios attempted. Volumes of bitumen and glass products were equal to the volumes of untreated resin while the volumes of cement and polyester products were two and three times larger. While incinerating the resin is an extra processing step, high reductions in volume result. Bitumen and glass product volumes were six times smaller than the volumes of untreated resin while cement and polyster product volumes were about half the volume of untreated resin. Since the releases of Cs-137 were about ten times lower for products made by direct immobilization, PHT resins, which have high concentrations of Cs-137, should be immobilized directly. Moderator resins which have high concentrations of C-14 should be incinerated and the ash- and C-14-contaminated scrubbing solutions should be immobilized. By pretreating such resins with calcium chloride, the C-14 present on resin could be released at temperatures below the ignition temperature of the resin. This technique reduces the amount of inactive carbon dioxide that must be scrubbed to trap the C-14. The releases of C-14 from immobilized barium hydroxide scrubbing solution were the same as releases from immobilized resin

  3. Mesoporous templated silicas: stability, pore size engineering and catalytic activation

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    The Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis has focused its research activities on the synthesis and activation of new porous materials. In the past few years, we have succeeded in developing easy and reproducible pathways to synthesize a huge variety of mesoporous crystalline materials. Points of interest in the synthesis of Mesoporous Templated Silicas are (i) stabilization of the structure, to withstand hydrothermal, thermal and mechanical pressure, (ii) pore size engineering to systematically control the pore size, pore volume and the ratio micro/mesopores and (iii) ease and reproducibility of the synthesis procedure, applying green principles, such as template recuperation. By carefully adapting the synthesis conditions and composition of the synthesis gel, using surfactants (long chain quaternary ammonium ions) and co-templates (long chain amines, alcohols or alkanes), the pore size of the obtained materials can be controlled from 1.5 to 7.0 nm, retaining the very narrow pore size distribution. Alternatively, materials with combined micro- and mesoporosity can be synthesized, using neutral surfactants (triblock copolymers). Hereby, the optimization of the SBA-15 and SBA-16 synthesis is being done in order to create mesoporous materials with microporous walls. The second research line is the controlled activation of MTS materials, by grafting or incorporation of catalytic active centers. We have developed for this purpose the Molecular Designed Dispersion method, the Molecular Designed Dispersion method, which uses metal diketonate complexes as precursors. It is shown that in all cases the dispersion of the metal oxides on the surface is much better compared to the conventional grafting techniques. We have studied and published activation with V, Ti, Mo, Fe, Al and Cr species on different MTS materials. The structure and location of the active metal ion is the subject of an extensive spectroscopic investigation, using FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV-Vis DR coupled with selective chemisorption experiments and structural characterization techniques (XRD and N2-adsorption-desorption) to insure that the crystallinity and the porosity of the structure are still intact. Also the catalytic evaluation of the synthesized materials is an essential part of the characterization. The activity and product selectivity are compared with commercial and conventional catalysts, initially by using a simple probe reaction. Hereby the characteristics of the catalyst, such as leaching, hydrothermal stability, regeneration and mechanical strength are evaluated. Most MTS materials exhibit a rather poor mechanical and hydrothermal stability. The intrinsic stability of these materials can be improved by either optimizing the synthesis conditions, yielding more stable structures, or by introducing a post-synthesis modification step with a stabilizing reagent. This post synthesis modification step consists of silylation procedures, that are either aiming at a thickening of the pore wall (mechanical stability) or at a partial hydrophobization of the surface (improving both mechanical and hydrothermal stability). Hereby, secondary anchoring groups are created which are interesting for catalytic activation. Furthermore, with this treatment the leaching of the active centers (metal oxides) is reduced to almost zero, even in liquid water. Recently, we have developed an entirely new material, called PHMTS (Plugged Hexagonal Mesoporous Templated Silica). The material consists of hexagonally packed cylindrical pores, with large pore widths (6-8 nm) and thick pore walls (3-4 nm). The pore walls themselves are perforated with micropores. Moreover, microporous silica plugs exist inside the mesopores, resulting in a unique nitrogen desorption isotherm and unprecedented possibilities for adsorption (controlled desorption), encapsulation and catalysis. (author)

  4. DEVELOPMENT OF MESOPOROUS MEMBRANE MATERIALS FOR CO2 SEPARATION

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    Wei-Heng Shih; Tejas Patil; Qiang Zhao

    2003-03-25

    The huge emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel fired power plants and industrial plants over the last century have resulted in an increase of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. Climatological modeling work has predicted severe climate disruption as a result of the trapping of heat due to CO{sub 2}. As an attempt to address this global warming effect, DOE has initiated the Vision 21 concept for future power plants. We first synthesized mesoporous aluminosilicates that have high surface area and parallel pore channels for membrane support materials. Later we synthesized microporous aluminosilicates as the potential thin membrane materials for selective CO{sub 2} adsorption. The pore size is controlled to be less that 1 nm so that the adsorption of CO{sub 2} on the pore wall will block the passage of N{sub 2}. Mesoporous and precipitated alumina were synthesized as the base material for CO{sub 2} adsorbent. The porous alumina is doped with Ba to enhance its CO{sub 2} affinity due to the basicity of Ba. It is shown by gas chromatograph (GC) that the addition of Ba enhances the separation CO{sub 2} from N{sub 2}. It was found that mesoporous alumina has larger specific surface area and better selectivity of CO{sub 2} than precipitated alumina. Ba improves the affinity of mesoporous alumina with CO{sub 2}. Phase may play an important role in selective adsorption of CO{sub 2}. It is speculated that mesoporous alumina is more reactive than precipitated alumina creating the xBaO {center_dot}Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} phase that may be more affinitive to CO{sub 2} than N{sub 2}. On the other hand, the barium aluminates phase (Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 6}) in the mesoporous sample does not help the adsorption of CO{sub 2}. Microporous aluminosilicate was chosen as a suitable candidate for CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2} separation because the pore size is less than 10 {angstrom}. If a CO{sub 2} adsorbent is added to the microporous silica, the adsorption of CO{sub 2} can block the passage of N{sub 2} and an effective CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2} separator will be found. It was first demonstrated that microporous silica could be synthesized. The microporous silica was then impregnated with Ba(OH){sub 2}. No adsorption of CO{sub 2} was observed. It was found that alumina must be added to facilitate CO{sub 2} adsorption. However, no microporous aluminosilicates have been shown before. We developed a process that partially coat alumina on microporous silica. It was demonstrated that microporous aluminosilicates can be obtained by the coating process and a candidate material for selective CO{sub 2} separation is available.

  5. Effect of Resin Coating and Chlorhexidine on Microleakage of Two Resin Cements after Storage

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Evaluating the effect of resin coating and chlorhexidine on microleakage of two resin cements after water storage.Materials and Methods: Standardized class V cavities were prepared on facial and lingual surfaces of one hundred twenty intact human molars with gingival margins placed 1mm below the cemento-enamel junction. Indirect composite inlays were fabricated and thespecimens were randomly assigned into 6 groups. In Groups 1 to 4, inlays were cemented with Panavia F2.0 cement. G1: according to the manufacturer’s instruction. G2: with light cured resin on the ED primer. G3: chlorhexidine application before priming. G4: withchlorhexidine application before priming and light cured resin on primer. G5: inlays were cemented with Nexus 2 resin cement. G6: chlorhexidine application after etching. Each group was divided into two subgroups based on the 24-hour and 6-month water storagetime. After preparation for microleakage test, the teeth were sectioned and evaluated at both margins under a 20×stereomicroscope. Dye penetration was scored using 0-3 criteria.The data was analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis and complementary Dunn tests.Results: There was significantly less leakage in G2 and G4 than the Panavia F2.0 control group at gingival margins after 6 months (P<0.05. There was no significant differences in leakage between G1 and G3 at both margins after 24 hours and 6 months storage. After 6months, G6 revealed significantly less leakage than G5 at gingival margins (P=0.033. In general, gingival margins showed more leakage than occlusal margins.Conclusion: Additionally, resin coating in self-etch (Panavia F2.0 and chlorhexidine application in etch-rinse (Nexus resin cement reduced microleakage at gingival margins after storage.

  6. Hierarchical zeolites: progress on synthesis and characterization of mesoporous zeolite single crystal catalysts

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    Kustova, Marina; Egeblad, Kresten

    2007-01-01

    Recently, a new family of crystalline zeolitic materials was reported, the so-called mesoporous zeolite single crystals featuring individual zeolite single crystals with an additional noncrystalline mesopore system interconnected with the usual micropore system of the zeolite, resulting in a hierarchical pore size distribution. In this work, the preparation of mesoporous ZSM-12 single crystal catalysts using a new improved procedure for directly introducing carbon in the reaction mixture is reported. The microwave heating technique is also applied for the synthesis of mesoporous silicalite-1 single crystals using this direct introduction of carbon into the reaction mixture. All samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), temperature-programmed desorption of ammonia (NH3-TPD), and N-2 adsorption measurements. Additionally, the results of diffusion of n-hexadecane in conventional and mesoporous zeolites are presented. Isomerization and cracking of n-hexadecane was chosen as model test reaction for these materials. All results support that mesoporous zeolites are superior catalysts due to improved mass transport. Importantly, the mesoporous zeolites show significant improved resistance to poisoning by carbon formation.

  7. A controlled release of ibuprofen by systematically tailoring the morphology of mesoporous silica materials

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    A series of mesoporous silica materials with similar pore sizes, different morphologies and variable pore geometries were prepared systematically. In order to control drug release, ibuprofen was employed as a model drug and the influence of morphology and pore geometry of mesoporous silica on drug release profiles was extensively studied. The mesoporous silica and drug-loaded samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform IR spectroscopy, N2 adsorption and desorption, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the drug-loading amount was directly correlated to the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, pore geometry, and pore volume; while the drug release profiles could be controlled by tailoring the morphologies of mesoporous silica carriers. - Graphical abstract: The release of ibuprofen is controlled by tailoring the morphologies of mesoporous silica. The mesoporous silica and drug-loaded samples are characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform IR spectroscopy, N2 adsorption and desorption, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The drug-loading amount is directly correlated to the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, pore geometry, and pore volume; while the drug release profiles can be controlled by tailoring the morphologies of mesoporous silica carriers

  8. High-pressure synthesis of mesoporous stishovite: potential applications in mineral physics

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    Stagno, Vincenzo; Mandal, Manik; Landskron, Kai; Fei, Yingwei

    2015-06-01

    Recently, we have described a successful synthesis route to obtain mesoporous quartz and its high-pressure polymorph coesite by nanocasting at high pressure using periodic mesostructured precursors, such as SBA-16 and FDU-12/carbon composite as starting materials. Periodic mesoporous high-pressure silica polymorphs are of particular interest as they combine transport properties and physical properties such as hardness that potentially enable the industrial use of these materials. In addition, synthesis of mesoporous crystalline silica phases can allow more detailed geology-related studies such as water/mineral interaction, dissolution/crystallization rate and the surface contribution to the associated thermodynamic stability (free energy and enthalpy) of the various polymorphs and their crossover. Here, we present results of synthesis of mesoporous stishovite from cubic large-pore periodic mesoporous silica LP-FDU-12/C composite as precursor with an fcc lattice. We describe the synthesis procedure using multi-anvil apparatus at 9 GPa (about 90,000 atm) and temperature of 500 °C. The synthetic mesoporous stishovite is, then, characterized by wide and small-angle X-ray diffraction, scanning/transmission electron microscopy and gas adsorption. Results show that this new material is characterized by accessible mesopores with wide pore size distribution, surface area of ~45 m2/g and volume of pores of ~0.15 cm3/g. Results from gas adsorption indicate that both porosity and permeability are retained at the high pressures of synthesis but with weak periodic order of the pores.

  9. Hydrothermal-synthesized mesoporous nickel oxide nanowall arrays with enhanced electrochromic application

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    Highlights: • Mesoporous NiO nanowall arrays are prepared by a hydrothermal method. • Mesoporous structure is favorable for fast ion/electron transfer. • Mesoporous NiO nanowall arrays show fast switching speed and high color contrast. -- Abstract: Mesoporous NiO nanowall arrays are prepared by a facile hydrothermal synthesis method in combination with a following annealing process. The as-prepared NiO nanowalls have average diameters of ?10 nm and composed of interconnected nanoparticles ranging from 5 to 30 nm. The NiO nanowall arrays show a hierarchical porous structure from mesopores of 5–20 nm to macropores of 30–200 nm. The electrochromic performances of the NiO nanowall arrays are characterized by means of UV–vis spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry (CV) measurements. The mesoporous NiO nanowall arrays exhibit much better electrochromic performance with faster switching speed and higher color contrast than the dense NiO film. The mesoporous NiO nanowall arrays show a transmittance variation with 77% at 550 nm, and the coloration and bleaching times are 2 s and 2.5 s, respectively. The improved electrochromic performances are due to the porous morphological characteristics, which provide fast ion and electron transfer resulting in fast reaction kinetics and high color contrast

  10. A cationic surfactant assisted selective etching strategy to hollow mesoporous silica spheres.

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    Fang, Xiaoliang; Chen, Cheng; Liu, Zhaohui; Liu, Pengxin; Zheng, Nanfeng

    2011-04-01

    Hollow mesoporous silica spheres have recently attracted increasing attention. However, effective synthesis of uniform hollow mesoporous spheres with controllable well-defined pore structures for fundamental research and practical applications has remained a significant challenge. In this work, a straightforward and effective "cationic surfactant assisted selective etching" synthetic strategy was developed for the preparation of high-quality hollow mesoporous silica spheres with either wormhole-like or oriented mesoporous shell. The as-prepared hollow mesoporous silica spheres have large surface area, high pore volume, and controllable structure parameters. Our experiments demonstrated that cationic surfactant plays critical roles in forming the hollow mesoporous structure. A formation mechanism involving the etching of solid SiO(2) accelerated by cationic surfactant followed by the redeposition of dissolved silica species directed by cationic surfactant is proposed. Furthermore, the strategy can be extended as a general strategy to transform silica-coated composite materials into yolk-shell structures with either wormhole-like or oriented mesoporous shell. PMID:21305093

  11. Manganese-doped highly ordered mesoporous silicate with high efficiency for oxidation suppression.

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    Kim, Chang Woo; Kang, Minhyuk; Moon, Bongjin; Kim, Jinheung; Kang, Young Soo

    2013-01-01

    Herein, we demonstrate a facile approach to manganese-doped highly ordered mesoporous silicate with oxidation-suppression function. As biocompatible supports of guest ions, the ordered mesoporous silicate was synthesized by evaporation-induced self-assembly. The phase-transition from disordered to lamellar structures in the highly ordered mesoporous structure of these porosity-tuned materials was controlled by adjusting the concentration of a lab-made polystyrene-b-polyethylene oxide copolymer. Manganese was successfully incorporated as a guest in the hexagonally packed mesoporous silicate by using an ultrasound-assisted technique. The incorporation of manganese ions into the pores of a mesoporous silicate support could be induced for host-guest functional applications. Manganese-doped mesoporous silicate structures have been examined for their use as antioxidizing agents by electron spin resonance (ESR) measurements and radical-scavenging tests. The manganese atoms in the mesoporous structures could act in a free-radical-scavenging capacity, much like manganese nanoparticles. The high efficiency of their oxidation-suppression function is extended for application to catalytic products. PMID:23172778

  12. High-pressure synthesis of mesoporous stishovite: potential applications in mineral physics

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    Stagno, Vincenzo; Mandal, Manik; Landskron, Kai; Fei, Yingwei

    2015-03-01

    Recently, we have described a successful synthesis route to obtain mesoporous quartz and its high-pressure polymorph coesite by nanocasting at high pressure using periodic mesostructured precursors, such as SBA-16 and FDU-12/carbon composite as starting materials. Periodic mesoporous high-pressure silica polymorphs are of particular interest as they combine transport properties and physical properties such as hardness that potentially enable the industrial use of these materials. In addition, synthesis of mesoporous crystalline silica phases can allow more detailed geology-related studies such as water/mineral interaction, dissolution/crystallization rate and the surface contribution to the associated thermodynamic stability (free energy and enthalpy) of the various polymorphs and their crossover. Here, we present results of synthesis of mesoporous stishovite from cubic large-pore periodic mesoporous silica LP-FDU-12/C composite as precursor with an fcc lattice. We describe the synthesis procedure using multi-anvil apparatus at 9 GPa (about 90,000 atm) and temperature of 500 °C. The synthetic mesoporous stishovite is, then, characterized by wide and small-angle X-ray diffraction, scanning/transmission electron microscopy and gas adsorption. Results show that this new material is characterized by accessible mesopores with wide pore size distribution, surface area of ~45 m2/g and volume of pores of ~0.15 cm3/g. Results from gas adsorption indicate that both porosity and permeability are retained at the high pressures of synthesis but with weak periodic order of the pores.

  13. Mesoporous Magnesium Manganese Silicate as a CathodeMaterial for Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries

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    NULI Yan-Na, YANG Jun, ZHENG Yu-Pei, WANG Jiu-Lin

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Mesoporousmagnesium manganese silicate as a cathode material for rechargeable magnesiumbatteries was prepared using mesoporous silica MCM―41 as both template and siliconsource. X―ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM),transmissionelectron microscope (TEM) and N2 adsorption―desorption measurementswere performed to characterize the mesoporous structure of the as―preparedmaterial. Furthermore, the electrochemical performance of mesoporous and bulkmaterials were compared by cyclic voltammetry and direct currentcharge―discharge measurements. The larger surface area of the mesoporous material favors the efficientcontact between active material and electrolyte, providing more active sitesfor the electrochemical reaction. As a result, the mesoporous material exhibitsbetter electrochemical performance with lower polarization for magnesium de―intercalationand intercalation, larger discharge capacity and higher discharge flat plateaucompared with corresponding bulk material. In 0.25 mol/L Mg(AlCl2EtBu)2/THFelectrolyte, the initialdischarge capacity and discharge voltage plateau of the mesoporous material canreach 241.8 mAh/g and 1.65V, respectively. The mesoporous structure may providea new approach to improve the reaction activity of the cathode materials for rechargeablemagnesium batteries.

  14. Studies on supercapacitor electrode material from activated lignin-derived mesoporous carbon.

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    Saha, Dipendu; Li, Yunchao; Bi, Zhonghe; Chen, Jihua; Keum, Jong K; Hensley, Dale K; Grappe, Hippolyte A; Meyer, Harry M; Dai, Sheng; Paranthaman, M Parans; Naskar, A K

    2014-01-28

    We synthesized mesoporous carbon from pre-cross-linked lignin gel impregnated with a surfactant as the pore-forming agent and then activated the carbon through physical and chemical methods to obtain activated mesoporous carbon. The activated mesoporous carbons exhibited 1.5- to 6-fold increases in porosity with a maximum Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface area of 1148 m(2)/g and a pore volume of 1.0 cm(3)/g. Both physical and chemical activation enhanced the mesoporosity along with significant microporosity. Plots of cyclic voltammetric data with the capacitor electrode made from these carbons showed an almost rectangular curve depicting the behavior of ideal double-layer capacitance. Although the pristine mesoporous carbon exhibited a range of surface-area-based capacitance similar to that of other known carbon-based supercapacitors, activation decreased the surface-area-based specific capacitance and enhanced the gravimetric specific capacitance of the mesoporous carbons. A vertical tail in the lower-frequency domain of the Nyquist plot provided additional evidence of good supercapacitor behavior for the activated mesoporous carbons. We have modeled the equivalent circuit of the Nyquist plot with the help of two constant phase elements (CPE). Our work demonstrated that biomass-derived mesoporous carbon materials continue to show potential for use in specific electrochemical applications. PMID:24400670

  15. Synthesis, characterisation and catalytic properties of vanadium substituted mesoporous aluminophosphates

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    Subrahmanyam, Ch.; Louis, B; Viswanathan, B; Renken, A.; Varadarajan, T. K.

    2005-01-01

    Vanadium substituted mesoporous AlPO have been synthesized using structure-directing surfactant under hydrothermal synthesis conditions. The presence of V in the framework of AlPO has been established by ESR, XPS, UV-vis DRS and ICP-AES measurements. This system is capable of promoting the oxidn. of toluene to aldehyde and benzoic acid when the oxidizing agent is 70% tert-Bu hydroperoxide while with 30% H2O2 cresols are formed. The activity of V-AlPO has been compared with those obtained with...

  16. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for biomedical and catalytical applications

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    Sun, Xiaoxing

    2011-05-15

    Mesoporous silica materials, discovered in 1992 by the Mobile Oil Corporation, have received considerable attention in the chemical industry due to their superior textual properties such as high surface area, large pore volume, tunable pore diameter, and narrow pore size distribution. Among those materials, MCM-41, referred to Mobile Composition of Matter NO. 41, contains honeycomb liked porous structure that is the most common mesoporous molecular sieve studied. Applications of MCM-41 type mesoporous silica material in biomedical field as well as catalytical field have been developed and discussed in this thesis. The unique features of mesoporous silica nanoparticles were utilized for the design of delivery system for multiple biomolecules as described in chapter 2. We loaded luciferin into the hexagonal channels of MSN and capped the pore ends with gold nanoparticles to prevent premature release. Luciferase was adsorbed onto the outer surface of the MSN. Both the MSN and the gold nanoparticles were protected by poly-ethylene glycol to minimize nonspecific interaction of luciferase and keep it from denaturating. Controlled release of luciferin was triggered within the cells and the enzymatic reaction was detected by a luminometer. Further developments by varying enzyme/substrate pairs may provide opportunities to control cell behavior and manipulate intracellular reactions. MSN was also served as a noble metal catalyst support due to its large surface area and its stability with active metals. We prepared MSN with pore diameter of 10 nm (LP10-MSN) which can facilitate mass transfer. And we successfully synthesized an organo silane, 2,2'-Bipyridine-amide-triethoxylsilane (Bpy-amide-TES). Then we were able to functionalize LP10-MSN with bipyridinyl group by both post-grafting method and co-condensation method. Future research of this material would be platinum complexation. This Pt (II) complex catalyst has been reported for a C-H bond activation reaction as an alternative of the traditional Friedel-Crafts reaction. And we will compare the turnover numbers of MSN supported material with homogenous catalyst to evaluate the catalytical efficiency of our material.

  17. Synthesis and characterization of lanthanum incorporated mesoporous molecular sieves

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    A series of mesoporous materials under reflux conditions have been synthesized with two silicon sources (fumed silica and sodium silicate) and lanthanum added. The following Si/La molar ratio was used in the samples: 100; 75; 50 and 25. The calcined products were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, nitrogen adsorption isotherms and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS). The BET surface area gradually decreases with an increase in the lanthanum content of the LaxMCM-41 samples. Moreover, the average pore size tends to decrease along with the increase in the La content in the samples

  18. Sol Gel-Derived SBA-16 Mesoporous Material

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    Rafael Huirache-Acuña; Rivera-Muñoz, Eric M.

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this article is to review current knowledge related to the synthesis and characterization of sol gel-derived SBA-16 mesoporous silicas, as well as a review of the state of the art in this issue, to take stock of knowledge about current and future applications. The ease of the method of preparation, the orderly structure, size and shape of their pores and control, all these achievable through simple changes in the method of synthesis, makes SBA-16 a very versatile material, potentia...

  19. Functioning of nanovalves on polymer coated mesoporous silica Nanoparticles

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    Dong, Juyao; Xue, Min; Zink, Jeffrey I.

    2013-10-01

    Nanomachines activated by a pH change can be combined with polymer coatings on mesoporous silica nanoparticles to produce a new generation of nanoparticles for drug delivery that exhibits properties of both components. The nanovalves can trap cargos inside the mesoporous silica nanoparticles without premature release and only respond to specific stimuli, resulting in a high local concentration of drugs at the site of release. The polymer surface coatings can increase the cellular uptake, avoid the reticuloendothelial uptake, provide protected space for storing siRNA, and enhance the biodistribution of nanoparticles. Two nanovalve-polymer systems are designed and their successful assembly is confirmed by solid state NMR and thermogravimetric analysis. The fluorescence spectroscopy results demonstrate that the controlled release functions of the nanomachines in both of the systems are not hindered by the polymer surface coatings. These new multifunctional nanoparticles combining stimulated molecule release together with the functionality provided by the polymers produce enhanced biological properties and multi-task drug delivery applications.Nanomachines activated by a pH change can be combined with polymer coatings on mesoporous silica nanoparticles to produce a new generation of nanoparticles for drug delivery that exhibits properties of both components. The nanovalves can trap cargos inside the mesoporous silica nanoparticles without premature release and only respond to specific stimuli, resulting in a high local concentration of drugs at the site of release. The polymer surface coatings can increase the cellular uptake, avoid the reticuloendothelial uptake, provide protected space for storing siRNA, and enhance the biodistribution of nanoparticles. Two nanovalve-polymer systems are designed and their successful assembly is confirmed by solid state NMR and thermogravimetric analysis. The fluorescence spectroscopy results demonstrate that the controlled release functions of the nanomachines in both of the systems are not hindered by the polymer surface coatings. These new multifunctional nanoparticles combining stimulated molecule release together with the functionality provided by the polymers produce enhanced biological properties and multi-task drug delivery applications. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr03442a

  20. Characterization of a chiral nematic mesoporous organosilica using NMR

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    Manning, Alan; Shopsowitz, Kevin; Giese, Michael; MacLachlan, Mark; Dong, Ronald; Michal, Carl

    2012-10-01

    Using templation with nanocrystalline cellulose, a mesoporous organosilica film with a chiral nematic pore structure has recently been developed. [1] We have used a variety of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques to characterize the pore structure. The pore size distribution has been found by analyzing the freezing point depression of absorbed water via NMR cryoporometry. The effective longitudinal and transverse pore diameters for diffusing water were investigated with Pulsed-Field Gradient (PFG) NMR and compared to a 1-D connected-pore model. Preliminary data on testing imposed chiral ordering in absorbed liquid crystals is also presented. [4pt] [1] K.E. Shopsowitz et al. JACS 134(2), 867 (2012)

  1. Synthesis and in vitro bioactivity of mesoporous bioactive glass scaffolds

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    Shih, C.J., E-mail: cjshih@kmu.edu.tw [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Chen, H.T. [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Huang, L.F. [School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Lu, P.S.; Chang, H.F. [Department of Fragrance and Cosmetic Science, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan (China); Chang, I.L., E-mail: 84004@cch.org.tw [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chang-Hua Christian Hospital, Changhua 500, Taiwan (China)

    2010-06-15

    The main objective of the present study was to determine the effect of thermal treatment procedures (calcination temperature, heating rate and duration time) on the synthesis of SiO{sub 2}-CaO-P{sub 2}O{sub 5} mesoporous bioactive glass scaffolds. This is accomplished by thermogravimetric analyses, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectra, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and by analysis of nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms. In vitro bioactivity can also be assessed by the cytotoxic effect of the glasses on the NIH-3T3 cell line, and by characterization of MC-3T3-E1 cell attachment.

  2. Method for rapidly producing microporous and mesoporous materials

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    Coronado, P.R.; Poco, J.F.; Hrubesh, L.W.; Hopper, R.W.

    1997-11-11

    An improved, rapid process is provided for making microporous and mesoporous materials, including aerogels and pre-ceramics. A gel or gel precursor is confined in a sealed vessel to prevent structural expansion of the gel during the heating process. This confinement allows the gelation and drying processes to be greatly accelerated, and significantly reduces the time required to produce a dried aerogel compared to conventional methods. Drying may be performed either by subcritical drying with a pressurized fluid to expel the liquid from the gel pores or by supercritical drying. The rates of heating and decompression are significantly higher than for conventional methods. 3 figs.

  3. Method for rapidly producing microporous and mesoporous materials

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    Coronado, Paul R. (Livermore, CA); Poco, John F. (Livermore, CA); Hrubesh, Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA); Hopper, Robert W. (Danville, CA)

    1997-01-01

    An improved, rapid process is provided for making microporous and mesoporous materials, including aerogels and pre-ceramics. A gel or gel precursor is confined in a sealed vessel to prevent structural expansion of the gel during the heating process. This confinement allows the gelation and drying processes to be greatly accelerated, and significantly reduces the time required to produce a dried aerogel compared to conventional methods. Drying may be performed either by subcritical drying with a pressurized fluid to expel the liquid from the gel pores or by supercritical drying. The rates of heating and decompression are significantly higher than for conventional methods.

  4. Dealuminated Mesoporous Silica-Alumina as Carrier for Pt Catalysts.

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    Gulková, Daniela; Vít, Zden?k; Kaluža, Lud?k; Zdražil, Miroslav

    Messina : Samperi Editore - Messina, 2009 - (Perathoner, S.; Quartieri, S.; Casella, A.), P10-1-P10-2 ISBN 978-88-86038-58-4. [Czech-Italian- Spanish Trilateral Meeting on Catalysis and Micro/Meso-Porous Materials /3./. Acireale,Sicily (IT), 21.06.2009-25.06.2009] R&D Projects: GA ?R GA104/09/0751 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : mesoporous silica-aluminas * catalysts * dealumination Subject RIV: CC - Organic Chemistry

  5. Modification of mesoporous silica surface applied as drug delivery system

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    A mesoporous silica with ordered cubic structure, SBA16, was chemically modified with different alcoxisilanos using solvents with different solubility parameters (methanol and toluene), to evaluate its effectiveness as a matrix for the controlled delivery of atenolol. The structural characteristics of the material were evaluated by small angle XRD, N2 adsorption and scanning electron microscopy. The degree of functionalization of the matrix was evaluated using techniques of FTIR, thermal analysis and elemental analysis CHN. It was found that the type of solvent influences the degree of functionalization and this significantly affects the release process. (author)

  6. Hybrid Photonic Antennae Based on Mesoporous Silica Frameworks

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    Cucinotta F.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This contribution describes design, preparation and physico-chemical characterization of a new photostable hybrid antenna based on mesoporous SBA-15 silica. Concepts of host-guest chemistry are applied in such a way that one or more photoactive guest molecules are incorporated into the silica channels and on the outer surface, acting as energy harvesting and transferring units. The presented composite system behaves as efficient Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET pair and shows high photoluminescence and stability towards photodegradation, representing an important step forward in the search for new efficient materials with opto-electronic applications.

  7. Contribution to the study of the formation mechanism of ordered porous carbons from a soft-template method using the copolymer triblock (PEO140PPO39PEO140) and a phenolic resin

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    Cristiam F., Santa; Ligia, Sierra.

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    Full Text Available Diferentes carbonos porosos foram sintetizados empregando automontagem direta de um surfactante non-iônico (PEO140PPO39PEO140 (Pluronic®), PEO poli(óxido de etileno) e PPO poli(óxido de propileno)) e uma resina fenólica. Segundo experimentos de espalhamento de luz dinâmico (DLS) realizados antes da [...] floculação, a formação de micelas híbridas cobertas (precursores de materiais mesoporosos ordenados) compete com a formação de partículas resol dependendo da concentração do surfactante. Elevada temperatura de síntese aumenta a formação de mesoporosidade. Quando monômeros (ao invés de oligômeros) são usados como precursores de resina, a mesoporosidade também é aumentada. Porém neste caso, a formação de partículas resol também é favorecida. Os materiais obtidos são principalmente microporosos, indicando que polímeros/micelas híbridas surfactantes não são estáveis o suficiente para modelar a formação de carbonos altamente mesoporosos. A interação apropriada entre micelas surfactantes e espécies precursoras de resinas, assim como o grau de polimerização da resina, é crucial para a obtenção de polímeros/micelas híbridas surfactantes que conduzam à formação de carbonos mesoporosos. Abstract in english Different porous carbons were synthesized using direct self-assembly of a nonionic surfactant (PEO140PPO39PEO140, PEO poly(ethylene oxide) and PPO poly(propylene oxide)) and a phenolic resin. According to dynamic light scattering (DLS) experiments realized before the flocculation, the formation of c [...] overed hybrid micelles (precursors of ordered mesoporous materials) competes with the formation of resol particles depending on the surfactant concentration. High synthesis temperature increases the formation of mesoporosity. When monomers (instead of oligomers) are used as resin precursors, the mesoporosity is also enhanced. However in this case, the formation of resol particles is also favored. The obtained materials are mainly microporous, indicating that the formed polymer/surfactant hybrid micelles are not stable enough to template the formation of highly mesoporous carbons. Appropriate interaction between the surfactant micelles and resin precursor species, as well as the polymerization degree of the resin, is crucial for obtaining polymer/surfactant hybrid micelles that conduce to mesoporous carbons.

  8. Influence of different structured channels of mesoporous silicate on the controlled ibuprofen delivery

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    The bimodal mesoporous silicas with short random mesoporous channels and MCM-41 with long ordered mesopores were synthesised and modified with 3-(2-aminoethylamino) propyltrimethoxysilane as ibuprofen carriers to study the influence of mesoporous structure on drug delivery property. For further comparing the different mesoporous channels, modified SBA-15 with relative large and long ordered mesopores was also synthesized as drug carriers. The resultant samples were characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectra, N2 adsorption–desorption isotherms, thermogravimetric analyses, solid-state 29Si NMR spectra, elemental analysis, and UV–vis spectra. Meanwhile, the Korsmeyer–Peppas equation ft = ktn was employed to analyze the drug release profile and three release mediums including simulated fluid solution, distilled water and simulated gastric fluid were used. The results indicated that the modified BMMs with the bimodal mesopores leaded to the most drug loading amount of 25.0 mg/0.1 g, while the MCM-41 with the long and one-dimensional mesopores had the least loading amount around 20.3 mg/0.1 g. Meanwhile, the easier diffusion behavior of drug molecules in the bimodal mesopore channels of BMMs resulted in relatively faster drug release properties in comparison with MCM-41, while the release time maintained in SBF for about 12 h (release percent was about 90 wt%) and corresponding release constant k obtained from Korsmeyer–Peppas equation was around 4.10. Highlights: ? BMMs, MCM-41 and SBA-15 with different mesostructure channels were modified with amino groups via post-treatment procedure. ? Loading and release profiles of ibuprofen in modified BMMs, MCM-41 and SBA-15. ? BMMs presents more drug loading amount than MCM-41 as well as better controlled release than SBA-15.

  9. Influence of different structured channels of mesoporous silicate on the controlled ibuprofen delivery

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    Gao, Lin [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, 100 PingLeYuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100124 (China); Sun, Jihong, E-mail: jhsun@bjut.edu.cn [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, 100 PingLeYuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100124 (China); Zhang, Li; Wang, Jinpeng; Ren, Bo [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, 100 PingLeYuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100124 (China)

    2012-08-15

    The bimodal mesoporous silicas with short random mesoporous channels and MCM-41 with long ordered mesopores were synthesised and modified with 3-(2-aminoethylamino) propyltrimethoxysilane as ibuprofen carriers to study the influence of mesoporous structure on drug delivery property. For further comparing the different mesoporous channels, modified SBA-15 with relative large and long ordered mesopores was also synthesized as drug carriers. The resultant samples were characterized with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectra, N{sub 2} adsorption-desorption isotherms, thermogravimetric analyses, solid-state {sup 29}Si NMR spectra, elemental analysis, and UV-vis spectra. Meanwhile, the Korsmeyer-Peppas equation f{sub t} = kt{sup n} was employed to analyze the drug release profile and three release mediums including simulated fluid solution, distilled water and simulated gastric fluid were used. The results indicated that the modified BMMs with the bimodal mesopores leaded to the most drug loading amount of 25.0 mg/0.1 g, while the MCM-41 with the long and one-dimensional mesopores had the least loading amount around 20.3 mg/0.1 g. Meanwhile, the easier diffusion behavior of drug molecules in the bimodal mesopore channels of BMMs resulted in relatively faster drug release properties in comparison with MCM-41, while the release time maintained in SBF for about 12 h (release percent was about 90 wt%) and corresponding release constant k obtained from Korsmeyer-Peppas equation was around 4.10. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer BMMs, MCM-41 and SBA-15 with different mesostructure channels were modified with amino groups via post-treatment procedure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Loading and release profiles of ibuprofen in modified BMMs, MCM-41 and SBA-15. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer BMMs presents more drug loading amount than MCM-41 as well as better controlled release than SBA-15.

  10. Evaluation of the resin oxidation process using Fenton's reagent

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    The ion exchange resin is considered radioactive waste after its final useful life in nuclear reactors. Usually, this type of waste is treated with the immobilization in cement Portland, in order to form a solid monolithic matrix, reducing the possibility of radionuclides release in to environment. Because of the characteristic of expansion and contraction of the resins in presence of water, its incorporation in the common Portland cement is limited in 10% in direct immobilization, causing high costs in the final product. A pre-treatment would be able to reduce the volume, degrading the resins and increasing the load capacity of this material. This paper is about a method of degradation of ion spent resins from the nuclear research reactor of Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Brazil, using the Fenton's reagent. The resin evaluated was a mixture of cationic and anionic resins. The reactions were conducted by varying the concentration of the catalyst (25 to 80 mM), with and without external heat. The time of reaction was two hours. The concentration of 50 mM of catalyst was the most effective in degrading approximately 99%. The resin degradation was confirmed by the presence of CaCO3 as a white precipitate resulting from the reaction between the Ca(OH)2 and the CO2 from the resin degradation. It was possible to degrade the resins without external heating. The calcium carbonates showed no correlation with the residual resin mass. (author)

  11. Petroleum Resins: Separation, Character, and Role in Petroleum

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    Andersen, Simon Ivar; Speight, James

    2001-01-01

    In petroleum science, the term resin generally implies material that has been eluted from various solid adsorbents, whereas the term maltenes (or petrolenes) indicates a mixture of the resins and oils obtained as filtrates from the asphaltene precipitation. Thus, after the asphaltenes are precipitated, adsorbents are added to the n-pentane solutions of the resins and oils, by which process the resins are adsorbed and subsequently recovered by the use of a more polar solvent, and the oils remain in solution. The resin fraction plays an important role in the stability of petroleum and prevents separation of the asphaltene constituents as a separate phase. Indeed, the absence of the resin fraction (produced by a variety of methods) from the maltenes influences the ability of the de-resined maltenes to accommodate the asphaltenes either in solution or as a stable part of a colloidal system. In spite of the fact that the resin fraction is extremely important to the stability of petroleum, there is surprisingly little work reported on the characteristics of the resins. This article summarizes the work that has been carried out in determining the character and properties of the resin constituents. Suggestions are also made regarding current thoughts of the role of these constituents on the structure and stability of petroleum.

  12. Liquid Uranium Radioactive Waste Treatment With Mixture Ion Exchange Resins

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    Uranium radioactive liquid waste which was generated from Process Technology Installation in PPNY had the activity of 1,6308 x 10-4 mu gCi/ml ( alpha emitter) and uranium concentration of 480 ppm F. The method used was batch ion exchanger using cation exchanged resin (Amberlite IR-120), anion exchanged resin (IRA-400), and both of mixture resin. The parameter which would be investigated was HNO3 concentration, speed and duration of agitation, pH of waste solution and the ratio of specified (anion and exchanged) resin composition. The result revealed that the optimal condition of U separation process using either cation or anion exchanged resin has been reached in the HNO3 concentration of 0.5 N, the pH of 4, the speed of 225 rpm within 90 minutes of agitation, with the use of resin to solution ratio 5 g : 50 ml. The separating efficiency factor (EF) obtained was about 98.99 % with the factor of decontamination (FD) of each cation and anion exchange resin respectively was 100.01 and 58.87. The use of both cation and anion exchanged resin mixture of 2:1 ratio showed the best efficiency i.e. EF and FD values of 98.94 % and 67.20 respectively. The mixed resin usage promising ti give better result then of each specified resin

  13. Contact allergy to epoxy resin : risk occupations and consequences

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    Bangsgaard, Nannie; Thyssen, Jacob Pontoppidan

    2012-01-01

    Background. Epoxy resin monomers are strong skin sensitizers that are widely used in industrial sectors. In Denmark, the law stipulates that workers must undergo a course on safe handling of epoxy resins prior to occupational exposure, but the effectiveness of this initiative is largely unknown. Objectives. To evaluate the prevalence of contact allergy to epoxy resin monomer (diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A; MW 340) among patients with suspected contact dermatitis and relate this to occupation and work-related consequences. Patients/methods. The dataset comprised 20 808 consecutive dermatitis patients patch tested during 2005-2009. All patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test were sent a questionnaire. Results. A positive patch test reaction to epoxy resin was found in 275 patients (1.3%), with a higher proportion in men (1.9%) than in women (1.0%). The prevalence of sensitization to epoxy resin remained stable over the study period. Of the patients with an epoxy resin-positive patch test, 71% returned a questionnaire; 95 patients had worked with epoxy resin in the occupational setting, and, of these, one-third did not use protective gloves and only 50.5% (48) had participated in an educational programme. Conclusion. The 1% prevalence of epoxy resin contact allergy is equivalent to reports from other countries. The high occurrence of epoxy resin exposure at work, and the limited use of protective measures, indicate that reinforcement of the law is required.

  14. Phenolic compounds containing/neutral fractions extract and products derived therefrom from fractionated fast-pyrolysis oils

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    Chum, Helena L. (Arvada, CO); Black, Stuart K. (Denver, CO); Diebold, James P. (Lakewood, CO); Kreibich, Roland E. (Auburn, WA)

    1993-01-01

    A process for preparing phenol-formaldehyde novolak resins and molding compositions in which portions of the phenol normally contained in said resins are replaced by a phenol/neutral fractions extract obtained from fractionating fast-pyrolysis oils. The fractionation consists of a neutralization stage which can be carried out with aqueous solutions of bases or appropriate bases in the dry state, followed by solvent extraction with an organic solvent having at least a moderate solubility parameter and good hydrogen bonding capacity. Phenolic compounds-containing/neutral fractions extracts obtained by fractionating fast-pyrolysis oils from a lignocellulosic material, is such that the oil is initially in the pH range of 2-4, being neutralized with an aqueous bicarbonate base, and extracted into a solvent having a solubility parameter of approximately 8.4-9.11 [cal/cm.sup.3 ].sup.1/2 with polar components in the 1.8-3.0 range and hydrogen bonding components in the 2-4.8 range and the recovery of the product extract from the solvent with no further purification being needed for use in adhesives and molding compounds. The product extract is characterized as being a mixture of very different compounds having a wide variety of chemical functionalities, including phenolic, carbonyl, aldehyde, methoxyl, vinyl and hydroxyl. The use of the product extract on phenol-formaldehyde thermosetting resins is shown to have advantages over the conventional phenol-formaldehyde resins.

  15. Curing of natural rubber and epoxy adhesive

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    Low molecular weight epoxy resin based on diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A was synthesized and mixed at constant percentages with natural rubber. The rubber epoxy system was cured with various types of curing agents such as ethylene diamine, maleic anhydride as well as the prepared resole phenol formaldehyde. A study of the photo-induced crosslinking of the prepared elastic adhesives and film samples was carried out by exposure to ultraviolet lamp (300 w) for 2 weeks at 20 deg. C. Samples containing ethylene diamine were cured at 25 + - 1 deg. C. for 24 h while samples containing maleic anhydride or resole phenol formaldehyde resins were thermally cured at 150-170 deg. C. for 10 min. Cured adhesive compositions were tested mechanically and physically and evaluated as wood adhesives. While hardness, chemical resistance as well as heat stability of the prepared cured film sample were investigated. The obtained data indicate that the highest epoxy resin content and the presence of resole phenol formaldehyde resin in composition improve the tensile strength and adhesion properties on wood. While their cured film sample have the best hardness properties, chemical resistance and heat stability. (author)

  16. Curing kinetics of alkyd/melamine resin mixtures

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    Jovi?i? Mirjana C.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Alkyd resins are the most popular and useful synthetic resins applied as the binder in protective coatings. Frequently they are not used alone but are modified with other synthetic resins in the manufacture of the coatings. An alkyd/melamine resin mixture is the usual composition for the preparation of coating called 'baking enamel' and it is cured through functional groups of resins at high temperatures. In this paper, curing kinetics of alkyd resins based on castor oil and dehydrated castor oil with melamine resin, has been studied by DSC method with programmed heating and in isothermal mode. The results determined from dynamic DSC curves were mathematically transformed using the Ozawa isoconversional method for obtaining the isothermal data. These results, degree of curing versus time, are in good agreement with those determined by the isothermal DSC experiments. By applying the Ozawa method it is possible to calculate the isothermal kinetic parameters for the alkyd/melamine resin mixtures curing using only calorimetric data obtained by dynamic DSC runs. Depending on the alkyd resin type and ratio in mixtures the values of activation energies of curing process of resin mixtures are from 51.3 to 114 kJ mol-1. The rate constant of curing increases with increasing the content of melamine resin in the mixture and with curing temperature. The reaction order varies from 1.12 to 1.37 for alkyd based on dehydrated castor oil/melamine resin mixtures and from 1.74 to 2.03 for mixtures with alkyd based on castor oil. Based on the results obtained, we propose that dehydrated castor oil alkyd/melamine resin mixtures can be used in practice (curing temperatures from 120 to 160°C.

  17. Sequestration Resins for Accelerating Removal of Radioactive Contaminants

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    The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is developing sequestration resins that can be used in the treatment of nuclear plant water streams for the enhanced removal of ionic cobalt. EPRI is focusing on three key areas of success: 1. Plant safety. The resins that are synthesized must be fully tested to determine that no leachable species or decomposition products (in the event of a resin bed failure) would be introduced to the plant. 2. Acceptable system performance. The resins are currently being synthesized in a powdered form for use in the reactor water clean-up and fuel pool clean-up systems that utilize pre-coatable filter elements. The resins must have effective flocking behavior; uniform application over the underlay resin and efficient removal from the septa elements after use. Bead type resins are also under development. 3. Enhanced cobalt removal. The resins are expected to out-perform the currently used ion exchange resins in the removal of ionic cobalt. During nuclear plant maintenance or refueling outages, current ion exchange resins may require several days to reduce concentrations of cobalt (for example, radio-cobalt 60Co and 58Co) and other activated corrosion products to safe levels in reactor coolant streams. This performance limitation often delays key maintenance activities. EPRI's resins are expected to provide at least a three-fold increase in removal capacity in light water reactor coolants. These resins also offer the potential for higher overall removal efficiencies reducing occupational exposures and waste management costs. This paper addresses issues from the range of novel resin development for radio-cobalt removal from synthesis at the bench-top level through scale-up to demonstration of use in an actual operating nuclear power plant. (authors)

  18. A Novel Antibacterial Dental Resin Composite

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    Ruijie Huang

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This study reports the synthesis and evaluation of a novel furanone-containing antibacterial resin composite. Compres-sive strength (CS and S. mutans viability were used to evaluate the mechanical strength and antibacterial activity of the composites. With 5% to 30% addition of the furanone derivative, the composite showed no change in CS but a significant antibacterial activity with a 16% - 68% reduction in the S. mutans viability. Further, the antibacterial activity of the modified composite was not affected by human saliva. The aging study implies that the modified composite may have a long-lasting antibacterial function. Within the limitations of this study, it appears that this experimental resin composite may potentially be developed into a clinically attractive dental restorative due to its high mechanical strength and antibacterial function.

  19. Integrating Porous Resins In Enzymatic Processes

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    Al-Haque, Naweed

    2012-01-01

    Increasing pressure mandated by different government policies, for developing sustainable chemical processes for the synthesis of optically pure compounds, has resulted in increased considerations of biocatalysis as a viable option by many industries. Biocatalysis, with its exquisite selective properties and potential ‘green’ attributes, presents it as a sustainable alternative. Today, the role of biocatalysis is most evident in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently extending towards fine and bulk chemical production as well. The use of hydrolytic enzymes (lipases) is well established in several chemical industries, though certain challenges persist in other types of enzymes (transferases and ketoreductases), thus limiting their implementation in industry. Inhibition by substrate and product as well as low aqueous solubility of substrates has constrained the full potential of these enzymes to be harnessed. Porous resins as opposed to other auxiliary phases, for example organic solvents, are nonbioavailable, biocompatible and offer simpler operational handling (no foaming and emulsification). This strategy has been applied effectively to single substrate – single product systems (oxidation, V microbial degradation and hydrolysis). However, this concept has not been extended to other industrially relevant reactions which are two substrate – two product systems. In this thesis, a methodological framework has been successfully developed to aid in implementing the strategy of integrating porous resins for multi-component systems. In this manner, a generic platform has been established for biocatalytic reactions that require the integration of this strategy. The framework identifies the key information about the reaction and the process using a step-wise protocol with the required tools. It includes the use of kinetic modelling in characterizing the reaction kinetics, a heuristic approach for screening resins and a model based approach for evaluating the process. Greater knowledge about the enzymatic processes with integrated porous resins can therefore be gained and thus the efficiency of process development with respect to time and resources required (reduced number of experiments) could be increased. Estimating kinetic model parameters for enzymatic reactions is quite complex and frequently leads to identifiability issues. In order to understand the different techniques to estimate the parameters, a number of concepts are discussed in chapter four of this thesis. This knowledge has contributed to the development of a robust methodology for the estimation of kinetic model parameters for biocatalytic reactions, which has also been published in a peer reviewed journal. Screening resins for moderately hydrophobic multi-component systems is challenging. Often it is found that the capacity of the resin is inversely related with product selectivity. Therefore a tradeoff has to be made between these parameters which can be crucial from an economic point of view. A low resin capacity points towards the need for higher resin loading, which in turn determines the equilibrium concentration of the substrate in the reactor and the type of reactor that can be used (stirred tank reactor or packed bed reactor). Similarly low product selectivity would result in higher product concentration in the reactor and thus not aid in alleviating inhibition. Further considerationsProcess modelling is a very effective tool in evaluating a process. Critical information about the process can be gained by means of simulations, which can further be re-used to tune the reaction or process conditions to harness the full potential of the enzyme. State-of-the-art mathematical techniques for model quality evaluation, such as uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, have been included in this analysis in order to identify the key model parameters for better understanding of the process. Three case studies were used to illustrate the applicability of the methodology to fulfil different objective requirements. The case studies were selected for not only

  20. Lysine purification with cation exchange resin

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    L-lysine is an essential amino acid for the growth most of animal species and the number one limiting amino acid for poultry. After production and biomass removal by filtration and centrifugation, the essential next step is the lysine purification and recovery. There are different methods for lysine purification. The ion exchange process is one of the most commonly used purification methods. Lysine recovery was done from broth by ion exchange resin in three different ways: repeated passing, resin soaking and the usual method. Impurities were isolated from the column by repeated wash with distilled water. Recovery and purification was done with NH4OH and different alcohol volumes respectively. The results showed that repeated passing is the best method for lysine absorption (maximum range 86.21 %). Washing with alkali solution revealed that most of lysine is obtained in the first step of washing. The highest degree of lysine purification was achieved with the use of 4 volumes of alcohol

  1. Development of a Heterogeneous Laminating Resin

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    Gosnell, R.

    1984-01-01

    The feasibility of toughening the common types of matrix resins such as Narmco 5208 by utilizing a heterogeneous additive was examined. Some basic concepts and principles in the toughening of matrix resins for advanced composites were studied. The following conclusions were advanced: (1) the use of damage volume as a guide for measurement of impact resistance appears to be a valid determination; (2) short beam shear is a good test to determine the effect of toughening agents on mechanical properties; (3) rubber toughening results in improved laminate impact strength, but with substantial loss in high temperature dry and wet strength; (4) in the all-epoxy systems, the polycarbonate toughening agent seemed to be the most effective, although hot-wet strength is sacrificed; ABS was not as effective; and (5) in general, the toughened all-epoxy systems showed better damage tolerance, but less hot-wet strength; toughened bismaleimides had better hot-wet strength.

  2. Treatment of spent ion-exchange resins

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    PMMA was studied with the aim to evaluate its usefulness as an incorporation medium for the final containment of spent ion-exchange resins. The study of the effect of water content (ranging from 25 to 100%) of the incorporated resin into PMMA on the compression strength of the final solid products shows that with the increasing water content the compression strength of the final products decreases sharply. Hardness of the final products follows nearly the same trend of compression strength. Increasing gamma irradiation doses, up to 7.77x107 rad, PMMA shows increase in compression strength and hardness for small doses and then decreases with increasing irradiation dose due to the increase in polymerization process and the degradation of the incorporation medium

  3. Bond strength of a resin cement to dentin using the resin coating technique

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    Claudia Batitucci dos, Santos-Daroz; Marcelo Tavares, Oliveira; Mário Fernando de, Góes; Toru, Nikaido; Junji, Tagami; Marcelo, Giannini.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the bond strength of a resin cement to dentin using different adhesive systems (AS) in the presence or absence of a low-viscosity composite liner (Protect Liner F - PLF) applied over the bonded dentin. The adhesive systems selected were: AdheSE/Vivadent (AD); Cl [...] earfil Protect Bond/Kuraray (CP); One-Up Bond F/Tokuyama (OU); Single Bond/3M ESPE (SB); Tyrian SPE/One-Step Plus/Bisco (TY); Xeno III/Dentsply (XE) and Unifil Bond/GC (UN). After removing the labial and lingual enamel surfaces of bovine incisors, dentin fragments were prepared and randomly divided into 15 groups (n = 8). The dentin substrates were bonded with the AS and the PLF was applied or not before application of the resin cement (Panavia F, Kuraray). In the control group, the ED Primer (ED) and the resin cement without PLF were used. The AS, PLF and resin cement tested were used according to the manufacturers' instructions, and all treated dentin surfaces were temporized. After water storage for one week, three cylinders of resin cement were applied to each bonded dentin surface, using tygon tubing molds. The specimens were subjected to micro-shear testing and the data were statistically analyzed (two-way ANOVA, Tukey and Dunnett tests, p

  4. Chemiluminescence immunoassay based on dual signal amplification strategy of Au/mesoporous silica and multienzyme functionalized mesoporous silica

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    Lin Jiehua, E-mail: linjiehua@qust.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Eco-chemical Engineering, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042 (China); Zhao Yue; Wei Zhijing; Wang Wei [Key Laboratory of Eco-chemical Engineering, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042 (China)

    2011-11-15

    Highlights: > The increased amount of monoclonal antibody in Au/SiO{sub 2} led to a wider linear range. > Due to the increased HRP tags in HRP-Ab{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}, signal amplification achieved. > A simple dual amplification immunoassay achieved with flow injection analysis. - Abstract: A chemiluminescent dual signal amplification strategy for the determination of {alpha}-fetoprotein (AFP) was proposed based on a sandwich immunoassay format. Monoclonal antibody of AFP immobilized on the gold nanoparticles doped mesoporous SiO{sub 2} (Au/SiO{sub 2}) were prepared and used as a primary antibody. Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and HRP-labeled secondary antibody (Ab{sub 2}) co-immobilized into the mesoporous SiO{sub 2} nanoparticles (HRP-Ab{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2}) were used as the labeled immunological probe. Due to the high ratio surface areas and pore volumes of the mesoporous SiO{sub 2}, not only the amount of AFP monoclonal antibody but also the amount of the modified HRP and Ab{sub 2} in HRP-Ab{sub 2}/SiO{sub 2} were largely increased. Thus the chemiluminescent signal was amplified by using the system of luminol and H{sub 2}O{sub 2} under the catalysis of HRP. Under the optimal conditions, two linear ranges for AFP were obtained from 0.01 to 0.5 ng mL{sup -1} and 0.5 to 100 ng mL{sup -1} with a detection limit of 0.005 ng mL{sup -1} (3{sigma}). The fabricated signal amplification strategy showed an excellent promise for sensitive detection of AFP and other tumor markers.

  5. Catalytic oxidation of toluene with molecular oxygen over Cr-substituted mesoporous materials

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    Subrahmanyam, Ch.; Louis, B; Rainone, F.; Viswanathan, B; Renken, A.; Varadarajan, T. K.

    2003-01-01

    Syntheses of thermally stable chromium-incorporating hexagonal mesoporous aluminophosphate and cubic Cr-MCM-48 were reported. Characterization of the catalysts was made using low angle XRD, N2 adsorption, UV-VISDRS, thermal anal., ICP-AES and ESR. Mesoporous Cr-AlPO4 and Cr-MCM-48 catalysts have been found to be active for the vapor phase oxidn. of toluene with mol. oxygen. Mesoporous Cr-AlPO4 is found to exhibit both acidic and redox properties and hence oxidn. as well as dealkylation reacti...

  6. Europium-doped mesoporous anatase with enhanced photocatalytic activity toward elimination of gaseous methanol

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    Tang, Jianting; Chen, Xiaomiao; Liu, Yu; Gong, Wei; Peng, Zhenshan; Cai, Tiejun; Jin, Liangwen; Deng, Qian

    2012-02-01

    Mesoporous anatase doped with various amounts of Eu were synthesized via a sol-gel route using Pluronic P123 as template. The XRD and TEM results show that Eu doping favors the formation of anatase with smaller crystal size. The photocatalytic activity of the mesoporous anatase was tested in photocatalytic elimination of gaseous methanol. The photocatalysts exhibited higher activity than that of the commercial photocatalyst (Degussa, P25) under either ultraviolet or visible light irradiation. The superior activity of the mesoporous anatase may be attributed to the synergic effects of the surface area, crystal size and doped Eu species.

  7. New epoxy resin systems for aerospace composites

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    Eibl, R.; Hawthorne, G.; Hodgkin, J.; Jackson, M.; Loder, J.; Morton, T. [CSIRO, Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Division of Chemicals and Polymers

    1993-12-31

    New epoxy resin system development over the past few years has largely been centered around minor structural variations on a few epoxy and hardener components in standard use. This paper will describe some of the chemical, physical and mechanical characteristics of completely new epoxy resin systems consisting of macrocyclic epoxy compounds and diaminobisimide hardeners. The epoxy resin components are polyglycidyl ethers of polyhydric macrocyclic phenols and are stable solids. They have moderate melting points and intermediate epoxy equivalent weights. When cured with the new hardeners in simple, low cost matrix formulations high T{sub g} value cured resin systems are obtained. The new diaminobismide compounds used as hardeners in these systems are made by novel technology which ensures that they are relatively pure monomeric compounds thus introducing a level of uniformity of product not previously seen in this type of compound. As they are of considerably higher molecular weight than hardeners in use at the present time, they give more scope for toughening composites made with these matrix materials. Despite the higher molecular weight, the new hardeners are more easily incorporated into practical formulations use at the present time. This paper will describe physical and chemical studies on the curing chemistry of these new systems reported will be some results of toughening studies of the base systems by admixture with reactive rubbers and/or thermoplastics. Composite laminates fabricated from carbon fiber cloth impregnated with the new systems have been shown to possess particularly low water absorption and high T{sub g} properties. Some of the other key mechanical properties of these composites will also be reported.

  8. Ionization radiation curable polyacrylate resin coatings

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    A carboxylic acid chloride or bromide, a sulfonyl chloride or bromide, cyanuric chloride, calcium hypochlorite or phosphorus oxychloride and optionally a buffering pigment are combined with a liquid, acrylate ester resin curable by exposure to high-energy ionizing radiation to yield a coating composition which upon being cured in air by exposure to ionizing radition yields a coating having an essentially tack-free surface. (Patent Office Record)

  9. A Novel Antibacterial Dental Resin Composite

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    Ruijie Huang; Gregory, Richard L.; Dong Xie; Leah Howard; Yiming Weng; Chong, Voon J.

    2012-01-01

    This study reports the synthesis and evaluation of a novel furanone-containing antibacterial resin composite. Compres-sive strength (CS) and S. mutans viability were used to evaluate the mechanical strength and antibacterial activity of the composites. With 5% to 30% addition of the furanone derivative, the composite showed no change in CS but a significant antibacterial activity with a 16% - 68% reduction in the S. mutans viability. Further, the antibact...

  10. Cellulose whisker/epoxy resin nanocomposites

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    Tang, Liming; Weder, Christoph

    2010-01-01

    New nanocomposites composed of cellulose nanofibers or “whiskers” and an epoxy resin were prepared. Cellulose whiskers with aspect ratios of ?10 and ?84 were isolated from cotton and sea animals called tunicates, respectively. Suspensions of these whiskers in dimethylformamide were combined with an oligomeric difunctional diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A with an epoxide equivalent weight of 185?192 and a diethyl toluenediamine-based curing agent. Thin films were produced by casting these mixtu...

  11. Spent resin incineration: should radioactivity preclude it

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    The application of advanced volume reduction (VR) by incineration to spent resins and other power plant wet solid wastes has not become fully evident. The economic advantages of incineration of wet solid waste have been overshadowed by concerns with licensing and operation, and the resultant VR product. The objective of this paper is to provide an industry-wide perspective of the wet solid wastes generated by nuclear power plants, and to address possible VR limitations based on concentrating the radioactivity

  12. Modelling and monitoring of resin transfer moulding

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    Skordos, Alexandros A.

    2000-01-01

    Modelling and monitoring tools appropriate for the resin transfer moulding composites manufacturing route were developed in this study. A simulation of the curing stage of the process based on a finite elements solution of the non-linear heat conduction equation was implemented. The simulation involved appropriate submodels for the incorporation of thermal properties and cure kinetics. A novel non-parametric procedure which utilises interpolation applied directly to experimenta...

  13. One-step synthesis of degradable T1-FeOOH functionalized hollow mesoporous silica nanocomposites from mesoporous silica spheres

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    Peng, Yung-Kang; Tseng, Yu-Jui; Liu, Chien-Liang; Chou, Shang-Wei; Chen, Yu-Wei; Tsang, S. C. Edman; Chou, Pi-Tai

    2015-01-01

    The combination of a hollow mesoporous structure and a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent has shown its potential in simultaneous drug delivery and cell tracking applications. However, the preparation of this kind of nanocomposite is complicated and usually takes several days, which is unsuitable for scaled-up production. To overcome these hurdles, we report herein a facile method to synthesize iron oxide hydroxide functionalized hollow mesoporous silica spheres (FeOOH/HMSS) in a one-step manner. By carefully controlling the reaction kinetics of K2FeO4 in water, the gram-scale production of FeOOH/HMSS can be readily achieved at 60 °C for as short as 30 min. Most importantly, this synthetic process is also cost-effective and eco-friendly in both the precursor (K2FeO4 and H2O) and the product (FeOOH). The mechanism for the formation of a hollow structure was carefully investigated, which involves the synergetic effect of the surfactant CTAB and the side product KOH. Having outstanding biocompatibility, these degradable nanocolloids also demonstrate their feasibility in in vitro/vivo MR imaging and in vitro drug delivery.The combination of a hollow mesoporous structure and a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent has shown its potential in simultaneous drug delivery and cell tracking applications. However, the preparation of this kind of nanocomposite is complicated and usually takes several days, which is unsuitable for scaled-up production. To overcome these hurdles, we report herein a facile method to synthesize iron oxide hydroxide functionalized hollow mesoporous silica spheres (FeOOH/HMSS) in a one-step manner. By carefully controlling the reaction kinetics of K2FeO4 in water, the gram-scale production of FeOOH/HMSS can be readily achieved at 60 °C for as short as 30 min. Most importantly, this synthetic process is also cost-effective and eco-friendly in both the precursor (K2FeO4 and H2O) and the product (FeOOH). The mechanism for the formation of a hollow structure was carefully investigated, which involves the synergetic effect of the surfactant CTAB and the side product KOH. Having outstanding biocompatibility, these degradable nanocolloids also demonstrate their feasibility in in vitro/vivo MR imaging and in vitro drug delivery. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr05825a

  14. Copper resinate: an XPS study of degradation

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    Altavilla, C.; Ciliberto, E.

    2006-06-01

    In this paper, we describe an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) study of copper resinate, a transparent green glaze that is coloured by copper salts of resin acids. This pigment was used in Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but it does not seem to be a usual feature of the palette anywhere after the end of the sixteenth century, because its tendency to discolour was already widely known by artists. An essential prerequisite for the restoration of works of art is the understanding of the effects of various climatic parameters on the deterioration process. For this reason, pictorial models of copper resinate in linseed oil, capable of simulating the ancient paintings on mobile supports, were prepared and aged in a climatic chamber, under different conditions such as exposure to UV radiations, humidity and different concentration of chemical pollutants (NO2 and SO2). All the samples were investigated by XPS and the data obtained were evaluated in order to estimate aging effects as well as mechanisms of degradation. On these paint layers damage induced by X-ray irradiation was also verified.

  15. Resinas quelantes amidoxímicas Amidoxime chelating resins

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    Fernanda M. B. Coutinho

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Resinas quelantes com grupos amidoxima foram sintetizadas por copolimerização em suspensão de acrilonitrila (AN e divinilbenzeno (DVB e subsequente modificação química dos grupos ciano por reação com hidroxilamina. Na copolimerização, a proporção de divinilbenzeno e o grau de diluição foram variados. Gelatina e carbonato de cálcio foram usados como estabilizadores de suspensão e sulfato de sódio foi adicionado para reduzir a solubilidade da acrilonitrila em água, por meio do efeito salting out. Os copolímeros de AN/DVB e as resinas amidoxímicas obtidos foram caracterizados por meio de densidade aparente, área específica, volume de poros e teor de nitrogênio. As resinas amidoxímicas foram também avaliadas em relação a capacidade de complexação de íons cobre.Chelating resins with amidoxime groups were synthesized by suspension copolymerization of acrylonitrile (AN and divinylbenzene (DVB and subsequent chemical modification of cyano groups by reaction with hydroxylamine. In the copolymerization, the proportion of divinylbenzene and the dilution degree were varied. Gelatin and calcium carbonate were used as suspension stabilizers and sodium sulphate was added in order to reduce acrylonitrile solubility in water, by salting out effect. The AN/DVB copolymers and amidoxime resins obtained were characterized by apparent density, surface area, pore volume and by the content of nitrogen. The amidoxime resins were also evaluated in relation to the complexation capacity of copper ion.

  16. Resinas quelantes amidoxímicas / Amidoxime chelating resins

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    Fernanda M. B., Coutinho; Simone M., Rezende; Celina C. R., Barbosa.

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Resinas quelantes com grupos amidoxima foram sintetizadas por copolimerização em suspensão de acrilonitrila (AN) e divinilbenzeno (DVB) e subsequente modificação química dos grupos ciano por reação com hidroxilamina. Na copolimerização, a proporção de divinilbenzeno e o grau de diluição foram variad [...] os. Gelatina e carbonato de cálcio foram usados como estabilizadores de suspensão e sulfato de sódio foi adicionado para reduzir a solubilidade da acrilonitrila em água, por meio do efeito salting out. Os copolímeros de AN/DVB e as resinas amidoxímicas obtidos foram caracterizados por meio de densidade aparente, área específica, volume de poros e teor de nitrogênio. As resinas amidoxímicas foram também avaliadas em relação a capacidade de complexação de íons cobre. Abstract in english Chelating resins with amidoxime groups were synthesized by suspension copolymerization of acrylonitrile (AN) and divinylbenzene (DVB) and subsequent chemical modification of cyano groups by reaction with hydroxylamine. In the copolymerization, the proportion of divinylbenzene and the dilution degree [...] were varied. Gelatin and calcium carbonate were used as suspension stabilizers and sodium sulphate was added in order to reduce acrylonitrile solubility in water, by salting out effect. The AN/DVB copolymers and amidoxime resins obtained were characterized by apparent density, surface area, pore volume and by the content of nitrogen. The amidoxime resins were also evaluated in relation to the complexation capacity of copper ion.

  17. Thermal stability of ion-exchange resins

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    The action of heat, radiation and oxidants on carbonchain polymers, such as ion-exchange resins, often cause irreversible chemical changes in macro molecules. These changes can be e g the rupture of the carbon-carbon single or double bond, and/or the degradation of the macro molecule. Ion-exchange materials also contain the far less stable bonds between functional groups and the polymer matrix. For this reason the thermal stability of ion-exchange mat- erials is mainly based on the behaviour of the functional groups, which are responsible for the ion-exchange. The solidification of the ion-exchange resin waste usually involves elevated tempera- tures. Bituminization is carried out at 130-160 degrees C. Cementa- tion is carried out at room temperature. However, cementation can generate temperatures of up to 100-120 degrees C in the solidifica- tion product during the curing period. In this study the swelling/ shrinking properties of different ion-exchange materials have been studied in air and water as a function of the drying time and temp- erature. The air dried resins were used as the reference material. The effect of sodium sulphate as a possible additive to reduce swelling was studied, The experiments which were performed and re- sults observed are discussed in detail in the Appendices. (Authors)

  18. Uptake of actinides by sulphonated phosphinic acid resin from acid medium

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    The removal of uranium and americium from nitric acid solutions by sulphonated phosphinic acid resin has been investigated. The capacity of the sulphonated resin exceeds the capacities of phosphinic acid resin and commercial cation exchange resin. Other advantages of the sulphonated resin for uranium and americium removal include reduced sensitivity to acidity and inert salt concentration. (author)

  19. Effects of layering technique on the shade of resin overlays and the microhardness of dual cure resin cement

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    Hoon-Sang, Chang; Sung-Ok, Hong.

    2014-06-11

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to assess the color of layered resin overlays and to test the early microhardness of dual cure resin cement (DCRC) light cured through the layered resin overlays. Resin overlays of 1.5 mm thickness were fabricated with the A3 shade of Z350 (Group 1L), the A3B and A3E sh [...] ades of Supreme XT (Group 2L), and the A3, E3, and T1 shades of Sinfony (Group 3L) using one, two, and three layers, respectively (n = 7). Each layer of the resin overlays was set in equal thickness. The color of the resin overlays was measured with a colorimeter and compared with an A3 shade resin denture tooth. DCRC was light cured through the resin overlays, and the early microhardness of the DCRC was measured. The ?E value between the denture tooth and the resin overlays and the Vickers hardness number (VHN) of the DCRC were analyzed with one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s HSD test. The color differences were 8.9 ± 0.5, 5.3 ± 1.0, and 7.3 ± 0.5 and the VHNs were 19.4 ± 1.1, 21.1 ± 0.9, and 29.3 ± 0.6 for Groups 1L, 2L, and 3L, respectively. Therefore, to match the designated tooth color of resin inlays and to increase the early microhardness of DCRC, layered resin inlays are more appropriate than single-dentin-layer resin inlays. However, the translucent layer should be used cautiously because the color difference of resin inlays with a translucent layer was affected more than those without a translucent layer.

  20. Facile fabrication and supercapacitive properties of mesoporous zinc cobaltite microspheres

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    Wang, Qinghong; Du, Jialu; Zhu, Yuxuan; Yang, Jiaqin; Chen, Juan; Wang, Chao; Li, Liang; Jiao, Lifang

    2015-06-01

    Mesoporous zinc cobaltite (ZnCo2O4) microspheres have been successfully prepared by a facile solvothermal method followed by an annealing process. The as-prepared ZnCo2O4 displays uniform sphere-like morphology composed of interconnected ZnCo2O4 nanoparticles. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area of mesoporous ZnCo2O4 microspheres is about 51.4 m2 g-1 with dominant pore diameter of 7.5 nm. The novel ZnCo2O4 material exhibits high specific capacitance of 953.2 F g-1 and 768.5 F g-1 at discharge current densities of 4 A g-1 and 30 A g-1, respectively. The energy density can be estimated to be 26.68 Wh kg-1 at a power density of 8 kW kg-1. The specific capacitance retention is 97.8% after 3000 cycles, suggesting its excellent cycling stability. The superior electrochemical performance is mainly attributed to the uniformity of the surface structure and the porosity of the microspheres, which benefit electrons and ions transportation, provide large electrode-electrolyte contact area, and meanwhile reduce volume change during the charge-discharge process. This method of constructing porous microspheres is very effective, yet simple, and it could be applied in other high-performance metal oxide electrode materials for electrochemical capacitors, as well as in Li-ion batteries.