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  1. Engineering of Bacillus subtilis for the Production of 2,3-Butanediol from Sugarcane Molasses.

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    Deshmukh, Apoorva Nandkumar; Nipanikar-Gokhale, Padmaja; Jain, Rishi

    2016-05-01

    2,3-butanediol is known to be a platform chemical with several potential industrial applications. Sustainable industrial scale production can be attained by using a sugarcane molasses based fermentation process using Bacillus subtilis. However, the accumulation of acetoin needs to be reduced to improve process efficiency. In this work, B. subtilis was genetically modified in order to increase the yield of 2,3-butanediol. Metabolic engineering strategies such as cofactor engineering and overexpression of the key enzyme butanediol dehydrogenase were attempted. Both the strategies individually led to a statistically significant increase in the 2,3-butanediol yields for sugarcane molasses based fermentation. Cofactor engineering led to a 26 % increase in 2,3-butanediol yield and overexpression of bdhA led to a 11 % increase. However, the combination of the two strategies did not lead to a synergistic increase in 2,3-butanediol yield. PMID:26825987

  2. Production of 2,3-butanediol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by in silico aided metabolic engineering

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    Ng Chiam Yu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background 2,3-Butanediol is a chemical compound of increasing interest due to its wide applications. It can be synthesized via mixed acid fermentation of pathogenic bacteria such as Enterobacter aerogenes and Klebsiella oxytoca. The non-pathogenic Saccharomyces cerevisiae possesses three different 2,3-butanediol biosynthetic pathways, but produces minute amount of 2,3-butanediol. Hence, we attempted to engineer S. cerevisiae strain to enhance 2,3-butanediol production. Results We first identified gene deletion strategy by performing in silico genome-scale metabolic analysis. Based on the best in silico strategy, in which disruption of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH pathway is required, we then constructed gene deletion mutant strains and performed batch cultivation of the strains. Deletion of three ADH genes, ADH1, ADH3 and ADH5, increased 2,3-butanediol production by 55-fold under microaerobic condition. However, overproduction of glycerol was observed in this triple deletion strain. Additional rational design to reduce glycerol production by GPD2 deletion altered the carbon fluxes back to ethanol and significantly reduced 2,3-butanediol production. Deletion of ALD6 reduced acetate production in strains lacking major ADH isozymes, but it did not favor 2,3-butanediol production. Finally, we introduced 2,3-butanediol biosynthetic pathway from Bacillus subtilis and E. aerogenes to the engineered strain and successfully increased titer and yield. Highest 2,3-butanediol titer (2.29 g·l-1 and yield (0.113 g·g-1 were achieved by Δadh1 Δadh3 Δadh5 strain under anaerobic condition. Conclusions With the aid of in silico metabolic engineering, we have successfully designed and constructed S. cerevisiae strains with improved 2,3-butanediol production.

  3. Conversion of 2,3-butanediol to butadiene

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    Lilga, Michael A.; Frye, Jr, John G.; Lee, Suh-Jane; Albrecht, Karl O.

    2016-09-06

    A composition comprising 2,3-butanediol is dehydrated to methyl vinyl carbinol and/or 1,3-butadiene by exposure to a catalyst comprising (a) M.sub.xO.sub.y wherein M is a rare earth metal, a group IIIA metal, Zr, or a combination thereof, and x and y are based upon an oxidation state of M, or (b) M.sup.3.sub.a(PO.sub.4).sub.b where M.sup.3 is a group IA, a group IIA metal, a group IIIA metal, or a combination thereof, and a and b are based upon the oxidation state of M.sup.3. Embodiments of the catalyst comprising M.sub.xO.sub.y may further include M.sup.2, wherein M.sup.2 is a rare earth metal, a group IIA metal, Zr, Al, or a combination thereof. In some embodiments, 2,3-butanediol is dehydrated to methyl vinyl carbinol and/or 1,3-butadiene by a catalyst comprising M.sub.xO.sub.y, and the methyl vinyl carbinol is subsequently dehydrated to 1,3-butadiene by exposure to a solid acid catalyst.

  4. Fed-batch approach to production of 2,3-butanediol by Klebsiella pneumoniae grown on high substrate concentrations.

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    Yu, E K; Saddler, J N

    1983-01-01

    The bioconversion of sugars present in wood hemicellulose to 2,3-butanediol by Klebsiella pneumoniae grown on high sugar concentrations was investigated. When K. pneumoniae was grown under finite air conditions in the presence of added acetic acid, 50 g of D-glucose and D-xylose per liter could be converted to 25 and 27 g of butanediol per liter, respectively. The efficiency of bioconversion decreased with increasing sugar substrate concentrations (up to 200 g/liter). Butanediol production at...

  5. Impact of a Bacterial Volatile 2,3-Butanediol on Bacillus subtilis Rhizosphere Robustness

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    Yi, Hwe-Su; Ahn, Yeo-Rim; Song, Geun C.; Ghim, Sa-Youl; Lee, Soohyun; Lee, Gahyung; Ryu, Choong-Min

    2016-01-01

    Volatile compounds, such as short chain alcohols, acetoin, and 2,3-butanediol, produced by certain strains of root-associated bacteria (rhizobacteria) elicit induced systemic resistance in plants. The effects of bacterial volatile compounds (BVCs) on plant and fungal growth have been extensively studied; however, the impact of bacterial BVCs on bacterial growth remains poorly understood. In this study the effects of a well-characterized bacterial volatile, 2,3-butanediol, produced by the rhizobacterium Bacillus subtilis, were examined in the rhizosphere. The nature of 2,3-butanediol on bacterial cells was assessed, and the effect of the molecule on root colonization was also determined. Pepper roots were inoculated with three B. subtilis strains: the wild type, a 2,3-butanediol overexpressor, and a 2,3-butanediol null mutant. The B. subtilis null strain was the first to be eliminated in the rhizosphere, followed by the wild-type strain. The overexpressor mutant was maintained at roots for the duration of the experiment. Rhizosphere colonization by a saprophytic fungus declined from 14 days post-inoculation in roots treated with the B. subtilis overexpressor strain. Next, exudates from roots exposed to 2,3-butanediol were assessed for their impact on fungal and bacterial growth in vitro. Exudates from plant roots pre-treated with the 2,3-butanediol overexpressor were used to challenge various microorganisms. Growth was inhibited in a saprophytic fungus (Trichoderma sp.), the 2,3-butanediol null B. subtilis strain, and a soil-borne pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum. Direct application of 2,3-butanediol to pepper roots, followed by exposure to R. solanacearum, induced expression of Pathogenesis-Related (PR) genes such as CaPR2, CaSAR8.2, and CaPAL. These results indicate that 2,3-butanediol triggers the secretion of root exudates that modulate soil fungi and rhizosphere bacteria. These data broaden our knowledge regarding bacterial volatiles in the rhizosphere and

  6. Phase diagrams for (water + 1,2-butanediol or propanediol + 2-ethyl-1-hexanol) systems

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    Highlights: ► Tie line data were obtained for (water + 1,2-butanediol + 2-thethyl-1-hexanol) and (water + propanediol + 2-ethyl-1-hexanol) ternary systems at T = 298.2 K. ► Distribution coefficients and separation factors were measured for these ternary systems. It has been shown that 2-ethyl-1-hexanol has high separation factor for extraction of 1,2-butanediol from its aqueous solutions. ► Experimental LLE data were analyzed correlated using UNQUAC model. ► The average RMSD (the root-mean-square deviation) value between the observed and calculated mass percent were 1.75 and 0.74, respectively, for 1,2-butanediol and propanediol solutions. -- Abstract: (Liquid + liquid) equilibrium (LLE) data (water + 1,2-butanediol + 2-ethyl-1-hexanol) and (water + propanediol + 2-ethyl-1-hexanol) were determined at T = 298.2 K and atmospheric pressure. Phase diagrams were obtained for these ternary systems. Distribution coefficients and separation factors were measured to evaluate the extracting capability of the solvent. The UNIQUAC model was used to correlate the observed LLE data with a root mean square deviation value of 1.75 and 0.74 for 1,2-butanediol and propanediol mixtures, respectively. The reliability of the experimental data was confirmed by using the Othmer–Tobias correlation

  7. Production of 2,3-butanediol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by in silico aided metabolic engineering

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    Ng Chiam Yu; Jung Moo-young; Lee Jinwon; Oh Min-Kyu

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background 2,3-Butanediol is a chemical compound of increasing interest due to its wide applications. It can be synthesized via mixed acid fermentation of pathogenic bacteria such as Enterobacter aerogenes and Klebsiella oxytoca. The non-pathogenic Saccharomyces cerevisiae possesses three different 2,3-butanediol biosynthetic pathways, but produces minute amount of 2,3-butanediol. Hence, we attempted to engineer S. cerevisiae strain to enhance 2,3-butanediol production. Results We fi...

  8. Molar heat capacities for {isomer of butanediol + methanol} as function of mixture composition and temperature

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    Highlights: • Heat capacities for (butanediol + methanol) mixtures were measured. • Molar heat capacities of mixtures and its components were determined. • Excess functions were calculated. • Redlich–Kister equation was used. • Intermolecular interactions are discussed. - Abstract: Isobaric specific heat capacities for the binary mixtures {isomer of butanediol + methanol} were measured using a differential scanning calorimeter. The isobaric molar heat capacities were determined in the temperature range from (293 to 324) K. The excess molar isobaric heat capacities of mixtures and its components were calculated. The composition dependencies of the excess molar isobaric heat capacities at T = 298.15 K and at T = 323.15 K were fitted by the Redlich–Kister polynomials. The obtained results were analyzed from point of view of the influence of distance of -OH groups in butanediol molecule

  9. In situ recovery of 2,3-butanediol from fermentation by liquid-liquid extraction.

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    Anvari, Masumeh; Pahlavanzadeh, Hassan; Vasheghani-Farahani, Ebrahim; Khayati, Gholam

    2009-02-01

    End-product conversion, low product concentration and large volumes of fermentation broth, the requirements for large bioreactors, in addition to the high cost involved in generating the steam required to distil fermentation products from the broth largely contributed to the decline in fermentative products. These considerations have motivated the study of organic extractants as a means to remove the product during fermentation and minimize downstream recovery. The aim of this study is to assess the practical applicability of liquid-liquid extraction in 2,3-butanediol fermentations. Eighteen organic solvents were screened to determine their biocompatibility, and bioavailability for their effects on Klebsiella pneumoniae growth. Candidate solvents at first were screened in shake flasks for toxicity to K. pneumoniae. Cell density and substrate consumption were used as measures of cell toxicity. The possibility of employing oleyl alcohol as an extraction solvent to enhance end product in 2,3-butanediol fermentation was evaluated. Fermentation was carried out at an initial glucose concentration of 80 g/l. Oleyl alcohol did not inhibit the growth of the fermentative organism. 2,3-Butanediol production increased from 17.9 g/l (in conventional fermentation) to 23.01 g/l (in extractive fermentation). Applying oleyl alcohol as the extraction solvent, about 68% of the total 2,3-butanediol produced was extracted. PMID:19037672

  10. Enantioselective Synthesis of Vicinal (R,R)-Diols by Saccharomyces cerevisiae Butanediol Dehydrogenase.

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    Calam, Eduard; González-Roca, Eva; Fernández, M Rosario; Dequin, Sylvie; Parés, Xavier; Virgili, Albert; Biosca, Josep A

    2016-01-01

    Butanediol dehydrogenase (Bdh1p) from Saccharomyces cerevisiae belongs to the superfamily of the medium-chain dehydrogenases and reductases and converts reversibly R-acetoin and S-acetoin to (2R,3R)-2,3-butanediol and meso-2,3-butanediol, respectively. It is specific for NAD(H) as a coenzyme, and it is the main enzyme involved in the last metabolic step leading to (2R,3R)-2,3-butanediol in yeast. In this study, we have used the activity of Bdh1p in different forms-purified enzyme, yeast extracts, permeabilized yeast cells, and as a fusion protein (with yeast formate dehydrogenase, Fdh1p)-to transform several vicinal diketones to the corresponding diols. We have also developed a new variant of the delitto perfetto methodology to place BDH1 under the control of the GAL1 promoter, resulting in a yeast strain that overexpresses butanediol dehydrogenase and formate dehydrogenase activities in the presence of galactose and regenerates NADH in the presence of formate. While the use of purified Bdh1p allows the synthesis of enantiopure (2R,3R)-2,3-butanediol, (2R,3R)-2,3-pentanediol, (2R,3R)-2,3-hexanediol, and (3R,4R)-3,4-hexanediol, the use of the engineered strain (as an extract or as permeabilized cells) yields mixtures of the diols. The production of pure diol stereoisomers has also been achieved by means of a chimeric fusion protein combining Fdh1p and Bdh1p. Finally, we have determined the selectivity of Bdh1p toward the oxidation/reduction of the hydroxyl/ketone groups from (2R,3R)-2,3-pentanediol/2,3-pentanedione and (2R,3R)-2,3-hexanediol/2,3-hexanedione. In conclusion, Bdh1p is an enzyme with biotechnological interest that can be used to synthesize chiral building blocks. A scheme of the favored pathway with the corresponding intermediates is proposed for the Bdh1p reaction. PMID:26729717

  11. THE SOLUBILITY OF LIGNIN FROM BAGASSE IN A 1,4-BUTANEDIOL/WATER SYSTEM

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    Qiang Wang; Kefu Chen; Jun Li; Guihua Yang,; Shanshan Liu; Jun Xu

    2011-01-01

    The solubility of lignin from bagasse in a 1,4-butanediol/water mixed solution was investigated and explained by the solubility parameter (δ-value). To explore the lignin solubility, enzymatic hydrolysis/mild acidolysis lignin (EMAL) isolated from bagasse was used as the starting material to prepare lignin solution by ultrasonic treatment. The lignin content in solution was determined by UV-vis spectroscopy at a wavelength of 280 nm. The results showed that 240 minutes of ultrasonic treatment...

  12. Salting-out Extraction of 2,3-Butanediol from Jerusalem artichoke-based Fermentation Broth

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    DAI Jianying; ZHANG Yuanli; XIU Zhilong

    2011-01-01

    The removal of solid impurities and separation of target products from a fermentation broth is becoming more tedious with the utilization of lignocelluloses as source of substrate.2,3-Butanediol,an important chemical used widely is also a main product of sugar-based fermentation carried out by Klebsiella pneumoniae.In this study,we investigated the use of salting-out extraction(SOE) that employed a K2HPO4/ethanol system consisting of 21% ethanol and 17% K2HPO4(mass fraction) to separate 2,3-butanediol from the viscous Jerusalem artichoke-based fermentation broth.After SOE,about 98% of solid matters was removed,and the viscosity decreased from 72.5 mPa s in the original fermentation broth to 4.4 mPa s in the top phase.The partition coefficient and yield of 2,3-butanediol reached 13.4 and 99%,respectively,and 89% of soluble proteins was removed from the broth.The results showed that SOE is an efficient way for isolating 2,3-BD from a highly viscous fermentation broth by removing much of the solid matters within the broth.

  13. Enhanced production of 2,3-butanediol from glycerol by forced pH fluctuations.

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    Petrov, Kaloyan; Petrova, Penka

    2010-01-01

    The glycerol fermentation by Klebsiella pneumoniae occurs by receiving more than five liquid products-organic acids, diols, and ethanol. Aiming to direct the glycerol conversion towards predominant production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD), the main influencing parameters (the aeration and the pH) were investigated during fed-batch processes. The regime of intensive aeration (2.2 vvm air supply) was evaluated as most favorable for 2,3-BD synthesis and ensured the decrease of all other metabolites...

  14. Improved production of 2,3-butanediol in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens by over-expression of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase and 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase.

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    Taowei Yang

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Previously, a safe strain, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B10-127 was identified as an excellent candidate for industrial-scale microbial fermentation of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD. However, B. amyloliquefaciens fermentation yields large quantities of acetoin, lactate and succinate as by-products, and the 2,3-BD yield remains prohibitively low for commercial production. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In the 2,3-butanediol metabolic pathway, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH catalyzes the conversion of 3-phosphate glyceraldehyde to 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate, with concomitant reduction of NAD(+ to NADH. In the same pathway, 2,3-BD dehydrogenase (BDH catalyzes the conversion of acetoin to 2,3-BD with concomitant oxidation of NADH to NAD(+. In this study, to improve 2,3-BD production, we first over-produced NAD(+-dependent GAPDH and NADH-dependent BDH in B. amyloliquefaciens. Excess GAPDH reduced the fermentation time, increased the 2,3-BD yield by 12.7%, and decreased the acetoin titer by 44.3%. However, the process also enhanced lactate and succinate production. Excess BDH increased the 2,3-BD yield by 16.6% while decreasing acetoin, lactate and succinate production, but prolonged the fermentation time. When BDH and GAPDH were co-overproduced in B. amyloliquefaciens, the fermentation time was reduced. Furthermore, in the NADH-dependent pathways, the molar yield of 2,3-BD was increased by 22.7%, while those of acetoin, lactate and succinate were reduced by 80.8%, 33.3% and 39.5%, relative to the parent strain. In fed-batch fermentations, the 2,3-BD concentration was maximized at 132.9 g/l after 45 h, with a productivity of 2.95 g/l·h. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Co-overexpression of bdh and gapA genes proved an effective method for enhancing 2,3-BD production and inhibiting the accumulation of unwanted by-products (acetoin, lactate and succinate. To our knowledge, we have attained the highest 2,3-BD fermentation yield thus far

  15. Production of 2,3-butanediol from pretreated corn cob by Klebsiella oxytoca in the presence of fungal cellulase

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    Cao, Ningjun; Xia Youkun; Gong, Cheng, S.; Tsao, G.T. [Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1997-12-31

    A simple and effective method of treatment of lignocellulosic material was used for the preparation of corn cob for the production of 2,3-butane-diol by Klebsiella oxytoca ATCC 8724 in a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process. During the treatment, lignin, and alkaline extractives were solubilized and separated from cellulose and hemicellulose fractions by dilute ammonia (10%) steeping. Hemicellulose was then hydrolyzed by dilute hydrochloric acid (1%, w/v) hydrolysis at 100{degrees}C at atmospheric pressure and separated from cellulose fraction. The remaining solid, with 90% of cellulose, was then used as the substrate. A butane-diol concentration of 25 g/L and an ethanol concentration of 7 g/L were produced by K. oxytoca from 80 g/L of corn cob cellulose with a cellulose dosage of 8.5 IFPU/g corn cob cellulose after 72 h of SSF. With only dilute acid hydrolysis, a butanediol production rate of 0.21 g/L/h was obtained that is much lower than the case in which corn cob was treated with ammonia steeping prior to acid hydrolysis. The butanediol production rate for the latter was 0.36 g/L/h. 26 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Renewable Gasoline, Solvents, and Fuel Additives from 2,3-Butanediol.

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    Harvey, Benjamin G; Merriman, Walter W; Quintana, Roxanne L

    2016-07-21

    2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD) is a renewable alcohol that can be prepared in high yield from biomass sugars. 2,3-BD was selectively dehydrated in a solvent-free process to a complex mixture of 2-ethyl-2,4,5-trimethyl-1,3-dioxolanes and 4,5-dimethyl-2isopropyl dioxolanes with the heterogeneous acid catalyst Amberlyst-15. The purified dioxolane mixture exhibited an anti-knock index of 90.5, comparable to high octane gasoline, and a volumetric net heat of combustion 34 % higher than ethanol. The solubility of the dioxolane mixture in water was only 0.8 g per 100 mL, nearly an order of magnitude lower than the common gasoline oxygenate methyl tert-butyl ether. The dioxolane mixture has potential applications as a sustainable gasoline blending component, diesel oxygenate, and industrial solvent. PMID:27304610

  17. Epoxidation and oxidation reactions using 1,4-butanediol dimethacrylate crosslinked polystyrene-supported tertiary butyl hydroperoxide

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    M S Sheela; K Sreekumar

    2004-11-01

    1,4-Butanediol dimethacrylate (1,4-BDDMA) crosslinked polystyrene-supported -butyl hydroperoxide was employed in the epoxidation of olefins and oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds. The reagent proved to be successful as a recyclable solid phase organic reagent with as much or more efficiency when compared to its monomeric counterpart. The extent of reaction was found to be dependent on various reaction parameters like solvent, temperature, molar concentration and presence of catalyst.

  18. Production of 2,3-butanediol from glucose by GRAS microorganism Bacillus amyloliquefaciens.

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    Yang, Taowei; Rao, Zhiming; Zhang, Xian; Lin, Qing; Xia, Haifeng; Xu, Zhenghong; Yang, Shangtian

    2011-12-01

    In the current study, a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens producing 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) designated as B10-127 was isolated in our lab. The strain B10-127 produced 2,3-BD effectively under the condition of 20% glucose (quality concentration), showed a high-glucose tolerance. The effects of initial glucose concentration, temperature, pH and agitation on 2,3-BD production were investigated in this work and the proper parameters were identified. Accordingly, the fed-batch culture of B10-127 in larger scales (5 l) showed a remarkable 2,3-BD producing potency. The maximum 2,3-BD concentration reached 92.3 g/l at 96 h with a 2,3-BD productivity of 0.96 g/l h. To our knowledge, the results were new records on 2,3-BD fermentation by Bacillus, which shown an excellent candidate for the microbial fermentation of 2,3-BD on an industrial scale. PMID:21780143

  19. Enhanced production of 2,3-butanediol from glycerol by forced pH fluctuations.

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    Petrov, Kaloyan; Petrova, Penka

    2010-07-01

    The glycerol fermentation by Klebsiella pneumoniae occurs by receiving more than five liquid products-organic acids, diols, and ethanol. Aiming to direct the glycerol conversion towards predominant production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD), the main influencing parameters (the aeration and the pH) were investigated during fed-batch processes. The regime of intensive aeration (2.2 vvm air supply) was evaluated as most favorable for 2,3-BD synthesis and ensured the decrease of all other metabolites. Thus, without pH control, 52.5 g/l 2,3-BD were produced, as the carbon conversion of glycerol into 2,3-BD reached 60.6%. Additional enhancement in 2,3-BD production (by significant increase of glycerol utilization) was achieved by the development of a new method of "forced pH fluctuations". It was realized by consecutive raisings of pH using definite DeltapH value, at exact time intervals, allowing multiple variations. Thus, the optimal conditions for maximal glycerol consumption were defined, and 70 g/l 2,3-BD were produced, which is the highest amount obtained from glycerol as a sole carbon source until now. The forced pH fluctuations emphasized pH as a governing factor in microbial conversion processes. PMID:20361325

  20. Modification of chimeric (2S, 3S)-butanediol dehydrogenase based on structural information.

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    Shimegi, Tomohito; Mochizuki, Kaito; Oyama, Takuji; Ohtsuki, Takashi; Kusunoki, Masami; Ui, Sadaharu

    2014-01-01

    A chimeric (2S, 3S)-butanediol dehydrogenase (cLBDH) was engineered to have the strict (S)-configuration specificity of the (2S, 3S)-BDH (BsLBDH) derived from Brevibacterium saccharolyticum as well as the enzymatic stability of the (2R, 3S)-BDH (KpMBDH) from Klebsiella pneumonia by swapping the domains of two native BDHs. However, while cLBDH possesses the stability, it lacks the specificity. In order to assist in the design a BDH having strict substrate specificity, an X-ray structural analysis of a cLBDH crystal was conducted at 1.58 Å. The results obtained show some readily apparent differences around the active sites of cLBDH and BsLBDH. Based on this structural information, a novel (2S, 3S)-BDH having a preferred specificity was developed by introducing a V254L mutation into cLBDH. The influence of this mutation on the stability of cLBDH was not evaluated. Nevertheless, the technique described herein is an effective method for the production of a tailor-made BDH. PMID:25612804

  1. Present state and perspective of downstream processing of biologically produced 1,3-propanediol and 2,3-butanediol.

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    Xiu, Zhi-Long; Zeng, An-Ping

    2008-04-01

    1,3-Propanediol and 2,3-butanediol are two promising chemicals which have a wide range of applications and can be biologically produced. The separation of these diols from fermentation broth makes more than 50% of the total costs in their microbial production. This review summarizes the present state of methods studied for the recovery and purification of biologically produced diols, with particular emphasis on 1,3-propoanediol. Previous studies on the separation of 1,3-propanediol primarily include evaporation, distillation, membrane filtration, pervaporation, ion exchange chromatography, liquid-liquid extraction, and reactive extraction. Main methods for the recovery of 2,3-butanediol include steam stripping, pervaporation, and solvent extraction. No single method has proved to be simple and efficient, and improvements are especially needed with regard to yield, purity, and energy consumption. Perspectives for an improved downstream processing of biologically produced diols, especially 1,3-propanediol are discussed based on our own experience and recent work. It is argued that separation technologies such as aqueous two-phase extraction with short chain alcohols, pervaporation, reverse osmosis, and in situ extractive or pervaporative fermentations deserve more attention in the future. PMID:18320188

  2. Effects of genetic modifications and fermentation conditions on 2,3-butanediol production by alkaliphilic Bacillus subtilis.

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    Białkowska, Aneta M; Jędrzejczak-Krzepkowska, Marzena; Gromek, Ewa; Krysiak, Joanna; Sikora, Barbara; Kalinowska, Halina; Kubik, Celina; Schütt, Fokko; Turkiewicz, Marianna

    2016-03-01

    Two recombinants of alkaliphilic Bacillus subtilis LOCK 1086, constructed via different strategies such as cloning the gene encoding bacterial hemoglobin from Vitreoscilla stercoraria (vhb) and overexpression of the gene encoding acetoin reductase/2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase (bdhA) from B. subtilis LOCK 1086, did not produce more 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) than the parental strain. In batch fermentations, this strain synthesized 9.46 g/L in 24 h and 12.80 g/L 2,3-BD in 46 h from sugar beet molasses and an apple pomace hydrolysate, respectively. 2,3-BD production by B. subtilis LOCK 1086 was significantly enhanced in fed-batch fermentations. The highest 2,3-BD concentration (75.73 g/L in 114 h, productivity of 0.66 g/L × h) was obtained in the sugar beet molasses-based medium with four feedings with glucose. In a medium based on the apple pomace hydrolysate with three feedings with sucrose, B. subtilis LOCK 1086 produced up to 51.53 g/L 2,3-BD (in 120 h, productivity of 0.43 g/L × h). PMID:26590588

  3. Efficient production of acetoin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by disruption of 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase and expression of NADH oxidase.

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    Bae, Sang-Jeong; Kim, Sujin; Hahn, Ji-Sook

    2016-01-01

    Acetoin is widely used in food and cosmetic industry as taste and fragrance enhancer. For acetoin production in this study, Saccharomyces cerevisiae JHY605 was used as a host strain, where the production of ethanol and glycerol was largely eliminated by deleting five alcohol dehydrogenase genes (ADH1, ADH2, ADH3, ADH4, and ADH5) and two glycerol 3-phosphate dehydrogenase genes (GPD1 and GPD2). To improve acetoin production, acetoin biosynthetic genes from Bacillus subtilis encoding α-acetolactate synthase (AlsS) and α-acetolactate decarboxylase (AlsD) were overexpressed, and BDH1 encoding butanediol dehydrogenase, which converts acetoin to 2,3-butanediol, was deleted. Furthermore, by NAD(+) regeneration through overexpression of water-forming NADH oxidase (NoxE) from Lactococcus lactis, the cofactor imbalance generated during the acetoin production from glucose was successfully relieved. As a result, in fed-batch fermentation, the engineered strain JHY617-SDN produced 100.1 g/L acetoin with a yield of 0.44 g/g glucose. PMID:27279026

  4. Microwave-assisted preparation of TiO2 nanocrystals in 1,4-butanediol of 1,5-pentanediol

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    Full text: Nanosized titanium dioxide (TiO2) is an important industrial material used as a photocatalyst, an efficient solar cell device, and a photonic crystal. As a photocatalyst, the nanosized anatase TiO2 powder, with a high degree of crystallinity and a large surface area due to a small crystallite size, is regarded important for the enhanced photocatalytic activity. The polyol method was developed over the past two decades and has been applied to the preparation of submicrometer nanoparticles such as metal, metal alloy, metal oxide, binary metal oxide, metal sulfide, metal chalcogenide, and metal telluride in high boiling point polyol media (e.g., ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol). By using the polyol method, Feldmann et al. prepared nanosized TiO2 particle at 453 K for 2 h in diethlylene glycol. In recent years, the microwave (MW) technology has been successfully applied to a wide variety of chemical reactions and has consequently been the subject of a number of reviews. Recently, the MW technique has been applied to the polyol method, including the preparation of binary oxide nanoparticles in ethylene glycol with KOH at pH 11. In this paper, we show the preparation anatase TiO2 nanocrystallites in the short time in 1,4-butanediol and 1,5-pentanediol by MW irradiation under the ambient pressure without pH control. This method enables us to also control the crystallite size by varying the co-present amount of water. MW irradiation experiments were performed using a MMG-213VP microwave apparatus (Micro Denshi), equipped with a magnetron (a frequency 2.45GHz and a maximum output power 1.3 kW), an isolator, a power monitor, a three stub tuner, a wave guide and a microwave cavity. The reaction temperature was measured by a thermocouple and was controlled by the intermittent MW irradiation at the constant output power. The irradiation times and the intervals were controlled depending on the deviation of the temperature from the set one. Intrinsically absorbed MW

  5. Efficient production of 2,3-butanediol from corn stover hydrolysate by using a thermophilic Bacillus licheniformis strain.

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    Li, Lixiang; Li, Kun; Wang, Kai; Chen, Chao; Gao, Chao; Ma, Cuiqing; Xu, Ping

    2014-10-01

    In this study, a thermophilic Bacillus licheniformis strain X10 was newly isolated for 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) production from lignocellulosic hydrolysate. Strain X10 could utilize glucose and xylose simultaneously without carbon catabolite repression. In addition, strain X10 possesses high tolerance to fermentation inhibitors including furfural, vanillin, formic acid, and acetic acid. In a fed-batch fermentation, 74.0g/L of 2,3-BD was obtained from corn stover hydrolysate, with a productivity of 2.1g/Lh and a yield of 94.6%. Thus, this thermophilic B. licheniformis strain is a candidate for the development of efficient industrial production of 2,3-BD from corn stover hydrolysate. PMID:25151068

  6. 2,3 Butanediol production in an obligate photoautotrophic cyanobacterium in dark conditions via diverse sugar consumption.

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    McEwen, Jordan T; Kanno, Masahiro; Atsumi, Shota

    2016-07-01

    Cyanobacteria are under investigation as a means to utilize light energy to directly recycle CO2 into chemical compounds currently derived from petroleum. Any large-scale photosynthetic production scheme must rely on natural sunlight for energy, thereby limiting production time to only lighted hours during the day. Here, an obligate photoautotrophic cyanobacterium was engineered for enhanced production of 2,3-butanediol (23BD) in continuous light, 12h:12h light-dark diurnal, and continuous dark conditions via supplementation with glucose or xylose. This study achieved 23BD production under diurnal conditions comparable to production under continuous light conditions. The maximum 23BD titer was 3.0gL(-1) in 10d. Also achieving chemical production under dark conditions, this work enhances the feasibility of using cyanobacteria as industrial chemical-producing microbes. PMID:26979472

  7. AI-2 Key Enzyme S-Ribosylhomocysteinase from Strain Klebsiella pneumoniae CICC 10011 Producing 2,3-Butanediol

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    DAI Jian-ying; ZHANG Li-fu; XIU Zhi-long

    2011-01-01

    S-Ribosylhomocysteinase(LuxS) is the key enzyme in the synthetic pathway of a quorum sensing autoin ducer AI-2. LuxS from a 2,3-butanediol produced strain Klebisella pneumoniae CICC 10011 was cloned and charac terized. The luxS gene is composed of 540 bp with 172 amino acids encoded. The Km value for S-ribosylhomo-cysteine(SRH) was (27+1) μmol/L, kcat was (0.112±0.004) s-1 and kcat/Km was 4.4×103 L.mol-1 s-1 at 25 ℃. LuxS was activated by divalent metal ions, the highest activity was detected with Co2+ form, followed by Mg2+, Ba2+, Mn2+,Fe2+ and Ca2+, and activation constant for Co2+ is (16±2) μmol/L.

  8. Techno-economic evaluation of a complete bioprocess for 2,3-butanediol production from renewable resources.

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    Koutinas, Apostolis A; Yepez, Bernardo; Kopsahelis, Nikolaos; Freire, Denise M G; de Castro, Aline Machado; Papanikolaou, Seraphim; Kookos, Ioannis K

    2016-03-01

    This study presents the techno-economic evaluation of 2,3-butanediol (BDO) production via fermentation using glycerol, sucrose and sugarcane molasses as carbon sources. Literature-cited experimental data were used to design the fermentation stage, whereas downstream separation of BDO was based on reactive extraction of BDO employing an aldehyde to convert BDO into an acetal that is immiscible with water. The selected downstream process can be used in all fermentations employed. Sensitivity analysis was carried out targeting the estimation of the minimum selling price (MSP) of BDO at different plant capacities and raw material purchase costs. In all cases, the MSP of BDO is higher than 1 $/kg that is considered as the target in order to characterize a fermentation product as platform chemical. The complex nutrient supplements, the raw material market price and the fermentation efficiency were identified as the major reasons for the relatively high MSP observed. PMID:26773945

  9. Nitric Oxide and Hydrogen Peroxide Production are Involved in Systemic Drought Tolerance Induced by 2R,3R-Butanediol in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Cho, Song-Mi; Kim, Yong Hwan; Anderson, Anne J.; Kim, Young Cheol

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    2R,3R-Butanediol, a volatile compound produced by certain rhizobacteria, is involved in induced drought tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana through mechanisms involving stomatal closure. In this study, we examined the involvement of nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide in induced drought tolerance, because these are signaling agents in drought stress responses mediated by abscisic acid (ABA). Fluorescence-based assays showed that systemic nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide production was induced ...

  10. Synthesis and crystallographic analysis of meso-2,3-difluoro-1,4-butanediol and meso-1,4-dibenzyloxy-2,3-difluorobutane

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    Full Text Available A large-scale synthesis of meso-2,3-difluoro-1,4-butanediol in 5 steps from (Z-but-2-enediol is described. Crystallographic analysis of the diol and the corresponding benzyl ether reveals an anti conformation of the vicinal difluoride moiety. Monosilylation of the diol is high-yielding but all attempts to achieve chain extension through addition of alkyl Grignard and acetylide nucleophiles failed.

  11. (3-Aminopropyl)-4-methylpiperazine End-capped Poly(1,4-butanediol diacrylate-co-4-amino-1-butanol)-based Multilayer Films for Gene Delivery

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    Li, Cuicui; Tzeng, Stephany Y.; Tellier, Liane E.; Green, Jordan J.

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    Biodegradable polyelectrolyte surfaces for gene delivery were created through electrospinning of biodegradable polycations combined with iterative solution-based multilayer coating. Poly(β-amino ester) (PBAE) poly(1,4-butanediol diacrylate-co-4-amino-1-butanol) end-capped with 1-(3-aminopropyl)-4-methylpiperazine was utilized due to its ability to electrostatically interact with anionic molecules like DNA, its biodegradability, and its low cytotoxicity. A new DNA release system was developed ...

  12. Fermentation of bio-based product 2,3-butanediol%2,3-丁二醇的发酵生产

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    宋源泉; 许赟珍; 李强; 刘德华

    2011-01-01

    The development of chemical industry is hindered by energy crisis and environment pollution, and a new model of development is urgently to be exploited. Biorefining technology with renewable resources as feedstock is proposed as one possible solution, in which 2,3-butanediol fermentation is one important issue. 2,3-Butanediol, a bulk chemical product, has extensive applications, especially in chemical processes, food, fuel and medicine. The metabolic pathway of 2,3-butanediol is briefly described, and the progress of biotechnological production of 2,3-butanediol is reviewed, including microbial strains, strains mutagenization, genetic modifications and operating conditions (substrates, pH value, aeration, temperature and fermentation mode). Finally, 2,3-butanediol fermentation research directions are proposed.%能源危机和环境污染使得化工行业的发展举步维艰,亟待开发新的发展模式,以可再生能源为原料的生物炼制技术成为可行的途径之一.2,3-丁二醇的发酵生产是现代生物炼制的重要课题之一.2,3-丁二醇作为一种大宗的化学产品具有广泛的应用价值,尤其在化工、食品、燃料、医药等领域.本文简要描述了2,3-丁二醇在微生物体内的代谢途径,着重讨论了2,3-丁二醇的发酵生产,对发酵的菌种种类、菌种诱变和定向改造、各种发酵影响因素(包括底物、pH值、溶氧、温度以及发酵方式)进行了详细的归纳总结,同时展望了2,3-丁二醇发酵生产的研究发展方向.

  13. Latest Advances of Microbial Production of 2,3-Butanediol%生物法制备2,3-丁二醇的最新进展

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    付晶; 王萌; 刘维喜; 陈涛

    2012-01-01

    As important liquid fuel and chemical raw materials, 2,3-butanediol and its derivatives have broad industrial application prospects. Economical and efficient 2,3-butanediol microbial production has significant impetus to the low-carbon and circular economy development of China. Focusing on the latest achievements in the microbial production of 2, 3-butanediol, this review summarizes the hot spots of the researchers' attentions nowadays, which can be divided into four parts : identification of the key genes and enzymes involved in the 2,3- butanediol metabolic pathway, development of new strains and metabolic engineered strains for high yield or chiral 2,3-butanediol production, strategies for fermentation optimization such as simultaneous saccharification and fermentation, and technology improvement for combining process involved in 2,3-butanediol recovering processing. These achievements in the last three years are classified and discussed with state-of-art views. At last, guidelines for future studies are also proposed. It is pointed out that future research should focus on new strains, new genes and enzymes, new metabolic pathways, new cheap and renewable resources for substrate, and new technology for fermentation and separation. There's no doubt that metabolic engineered class I strains, which can utilize cost- effective and renewable substrates to lower the raw materials cost producing chiral 2,3-butanediol with high yield and productivity, should be favored. Besides, new technology in separation and purification process must be developed and improved to lower the cost of downstream processing.%2,3-丁二醇及其衍生物作为重要的液体燃料和化工原料,具有广阔的工业应用前景。高效、经济的2,3-丁二醇生物制备方法,对我国低碳经济和循环经济的建设具有重要的促进作用。针对近三年间生物法制备2,3-丁二醇领域的最新研究成果,本文综述了当前国内外学者在该领域研究的热点,

  14. Two-stage pH control strategy based on the pH preference of acetoin reductase regulates acetoin and 2,3-butanediol distribution in Bacillus subtilis.

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    Full Text Available Acetoin reductase/2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase (AR/BDH, which catalyzes the interconversion between acetoin and 2,3-butanediol, plays an important role in distribution of the products pools. This work characterized the Bacillus subtilis AR/BDH for the first time. The enzyme showed very different pH preferences of pH 6.5 for reduction and pH 8.5 for oxidation. Based on these above results, a two-stage pH control strategy was optimized for acetoin production, in which the pH was controlled at 6.5 for quickly converting glucose to acetoin and 2,3-butanediol, and then 8.0 for reversely transforming 2,3-butanediol to acetoin. By over-expression of AR/BDH in the wild-type B. subtilis JNA 3-10 and applying fed-batch fermentation based on the two-stage pH control strategy, acetoin yield of B. subtilis was improved to a new record of 73.6 g/l, with the productivity of 0.77 g/(l · h. The molar yield of acetoin was improved from 57.5% to 83.5% and the ratio of acetoin/2,3-butanediol was switched from 2.7:1 to 18.0:1.

  15. Constructing a synthetic constitutive metabolic pathway in Escherichia coli for (R, R)-2,3-butanediol production.

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    Tong, Ying-Jia; Ji, Xiao-Jun; Shen, Meng-Qiu; Liu, Lu-Gang; Nie, Zhi-Kui; Huang, He

    2016-01-01

    Many microorganisms could naturally produce (R, R)-2,3-butanediol ((R, R)-2,3-BD), which has unique applications due to its special chiral group and spatial configuration. But the low enantio-purity of the product hindered the development of large-scale production. In this work, a synthetic constitutive metabolic pathway for enantiomerically pure (R, R)-2,3-BD biosynthesis was constructed in Escherichia coli with vector pUC6S, which does not contain any lac sequences. The expression of this artificial constructed gene cluster was optimized by using two different strength of promoters (AlperPLTet01 (P01) and AlperBB (PBB)). The strength of P01 is twice stronger than PBB. The fermentation results suggested that the yield of (R, R)-2,3-BD was higher when using the stronger promoter. Compared with the wild type, the recombinant strain E. coli YJ2 produced a small amount of acetic acid and showed higher glucose consumption rate and higher cell density, which indicated a protection against acetic acid inhibition. In order to further increase the (R, R)-2,3-BD production by reducing the accumulation of its precursor acetoin, the synthetic operon was reconstructed by adding the strong promoter P01 in front of the gene ydjL coding for the enzyme of (R, R)-2,3-BD dehydrogenase which catalyzes the conversion of acetoin to (R, R)-2,3-BD. The engineered strain E. coli YJ3 showed a 20 % decrease in acetoin production compared with that of E. coli YJ2. After optimization the fermentation conditions, 30.5 g/L of (R, R)-2,3-BD and 3.2 g/L of acetoin were produced from 80 g/L of glucose within 18 h, with an enantio-purity over 99 %. PMID:26428232

  16. Glucose tracer, kinetics and turnover in monkeys and chickens infused with ethanol, 1,3-butanediol, or fructose

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    Mixtures of (2-3H) and (U-14C) glucose were injected as single doses into fasted cynomolgus monkeys to assess glucose tracer kinetics and obtain rates of turnover. Data were treated by stochastic and compartmental analyses and results from both analyses closely agreed. However, (2-3H) data analyzed by the compartmental analysis required three pools to fit the glucose disappearance curve while (6-3H) data fit a two or three pool model equally well. Turnover rates averaged 4.9-4.0, and 3.0 mg/min x kg-1 body weight with (2-3H), 6-3H) and (U-14C) glucose tracers, respectively. The data heuristically suggest that the slow turnover pool that was necessary to fit (2-3H) glucose data is related to isotope discrimination. The effects of four treatment solutions on (6-3H) glucose metabolism in monkeys were examined. The solutions and their rates of infusion (umoles/min x kg-1) were: (1) ethanol, 110; (2) 1,3-butanediol, 110; (3) fructose, 30; and (4) ethanol pus fructose, 110 and 30, respectively. The glucose clearance rate was lowest during the ethanol plus fructose infusions. Ethanol infusions (222 or 444 umoles/min x kg-1 body weight) in chickens (1500 g) fasted 64 hours did not cause hypoglycemia although the high dose slightly decreased the rate of glucose turnover 15% (14.0 versus 12.0 mg/min x kg-1). It was further found that neither the hepatic cytosolic nor the mitochondrial redox state significantly changed in chickens infused with the high dose of ethanol. The unchanged hepatic metabolite ratios in chickens are consistent with their unusual resistance to ethanol-induced hypoglycemia

  17. Effect of β-cyclodextrin on the behaviour of thermophysical and spectroscopic properties of binary mixtures of (isomeric butanediol + pyrrolidin-2-one)

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    Highlights: ► Thermophysical and spectroscopic parameters have been studied for BTD + β-CD in PY. ► Placement of two –OH of BTD showed a noticeable effect on thermophysical properties. ► Results showed the fitting of 1,4-BTD in the hydrophobic cavity of β-CD in PY. ► 1,2-BTD is partially fitted and no complexation of 1,3-BTD and 2,3-BTD with β-CD. ► Excellent correlation between thermodynamic and spectroscopic studies is observed. - Abstract: Thermophysical parameters viz. excess molar volume VE, speed of sound u, viscosity η and spectroscopic parameters viz. FT-IR, 1H and 13C NMR have been measured for the ternary liquid mixtures of {isomeric butanediol (butane-1,2-diol, butane-1,3-diol, butane-1,4-diol, butane-2,3-diol) + pyrrolidin-2-one} in β-cyclodextrin over the whole composition range at T = 308.15 K. The deviation in the isentropic compressibility ΔκS, partial molar quantities QiE, deviation in viscosity Δη, deviation in Gibbs energy of activation for viscous flow g(x) and excess NMR chemical shift δE have been estimated and analysed. Results indicate that the position of hydroxyl groups of butanediol showed a noticeable effect on the thermophysical properties. Furthermore, the effect of addition of β-cyclodextrin caused significant changes, due to difference in the fitting of isomeric butanediol in the hydrophobic cavity of β-cyclodextrin. Particularly, visible changes in thermophysical properties of 1,4-BTD system have been observed in comparison to other isomers of BTD indicating that hydrogen bonding and affinity of fitting between (1,4-BTD and β-CD + PY) are greater than the other isomers. These results have been found to be in excellent concurrence with NMR and FT-IR studies. However, for 2,3-BTD and 1,3-BTD systems dispersion forces due to dissociation of self-associated PY and diols are predominant. The spectroscopic measurements (FT-IR, 1H and 13C NMR) confirm that the interaction between unlike molecules take place through

  18. Development of industrial-medium-required elimination of the 2,3-butanediol fermentation pathway to maintain ethanol yield in an ethanologenic strain of Klebsiella oxytoca.

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    Wood, Brent E; Yomano, L P; York, S W; Ingram, L O

    2005-01-01

    Fermentation efficiency and nutrient costs are both significant factors in process economics for the microbial conversion of cellulosic biomass to commodity chemicals such as ethanol. In this study, we have developed a more industrial medium (OUM1) composed of 0.5% corn steep liquor (dry weight basis) supplemented with mineral salts (0.2%), urea (0.06%), and glucose (9%). Although the growth of strain P2 was vigorous in this medium, approximately 14% of substrate carbon was diverted into 2,3-butanediol and acetoin under the low pH conditions needed for optimal cellulase activity during simultaneous saccharification. Deleting the central region of the budAB genes encoding alpha-acetolactate synthase and alpha-acetolactate decarboxylase eliminated the butanediol and acetoin coproducts and increased ethanol yields by 12%. In OUM1 medium at pH 5.2, strain BW21 produced over 4% ethanol in 48 h (0.47 g ethanol per g glucose). Average productivity (48 h), ethanol titer, and ethanol yield for BW21 in OUM1 medium (pH 5.2) exceeded that of the parent (strain P2) in rich laboratory medium (Luria broth). PMID:16209539

  19. Enhanced production of 2,3-butanediol by a genetically engineered Bacillus sp. BRC1 using a hydrolysate of empty palm fruit bunches.

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    Kang, In Yeong; Park, Jang Min; Hong, Won-Kyung; Kim, Yun Seok; Jung, You Ree; Kim, Seung-Bum; Heo, Sun-Yeon; Lee, Sung-Mok; Kang, Ji Young; Oh, Baek-Rock; Kim, Dae-Hyuk; Seo, Jeong-Woo; Kim, Chul Ho

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    A Bacillus species that produces 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD), termed BRC1, was newly isolated, and a 2,3-BD dehydrogenase (Bdh) from this species was identified and characterized at the molecular and biochemical level. Sequence analysis revealed that Bdh is homologous to D-2,3-BD dehydrogenases. An analysis of the enzymatic properties of Bdh overexpressed in Escherichia coli confirmed the molecular results, showing preferred activity toward D-2,3-BD. Optimum pH, temperature, and kinetics determined for reductive and oxidative reactions support the preferential production of 2,3-BD during cell growth. Overexpression of bdh under the control of a xylose-inducible promoter resulted in increased enzyme activity and enhanced 2,3-BD production in Bacillus sp. BRC1. Additionally, a hydrolysate of cellulosic material, (empty palm fruit bunches), was successfully used for the enhanced production of 2,3-BD in the recombinant Bacillus strain. PMID:25135315

  20. Gas chromatographic detection of D-(-)-2,3-butanediol and butyric acid produced by sporeformers in cream-style corn and canned beef noodle soup: collaborative study.

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    Schafer, M L; Peeler, J T; Bradshaw, J G; Hamilton, C H; Carver, R B

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    A gas chromatographic method that identifies sporeformers as the cause of spoilage in swollen cans of low-acid foods was collaboratively studied in 2 stages. Two organic compounds produced by sporeformers, D-(-)-2,3-butanediol and butyric acid, are measured in the upper phase after centrifugation of the liquid portion of the can contents. Each sample is assayed on 2 packed columns designed for the assay of aqueous solutions of volatile fatty acids, using flame ionization detectors. For study 1, 16 duplicate inoculated cans of cream-style corn and beef noodle soup were sent to 9 collaborators. For study 2, 7 collaborators received 11 duplicate inoculated cans of the 2 foods. Duplicate uninoculated cans of each food served as negative controls. The inocula were 6 sporeforming organisms (4 Clostridium and 2 gas-forming Bacillus species) and 2 nonsporeformers. After the deletion of marginal samples, the percentages of correctly identified sporeformers and nonsporeformers in beef noodle soup were 83 (110/132) and 90 (54/60), respectively; corresponding percentages for cream-style corn were 80 (98/123) and 100 (35/35). The method has been adopted official first action. PMID:4030630

  1. Effects of mutation of 2,3-butanediol formation pathway on glycerol metabolism and 1,3-propanediol production by Klebsiella pneumoniae J2B.

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    Kumar, Vinod; Durgapal, Meetu; Sankaranarayanan, Mugesh; Somasundar, Ashok; Rathnasingh, Chelladurai; Song, HyoHak; Seung, Doyoung; Park, Sunghoon

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    The current study investigates the impact of mutation of 2,3-butanediol (BDO) formation pathway on glycerol metabolism and 1,3-propanediol (PDO) production by lactate dehydrogenase deficient mutant of Klebsiella pneumoniae J2B. To this end, BDO pathway genes, budA, budB, budC and budO (whole-bud operon), were deleted from K. pneumoniae J2B ΔldhA and the mutants were studied for glycerol metabolism and alcohols (PDO, BDO) production. ΔbudO-mutant-only could completely abolish BDO production, but with reductions in cell growth and PDO production. By modifying the culture medium, the ΔbudO mutant could recover its performance on the flask scale. However, in bioreactor experiments, the ΔbudO mutant accumulated a significant amount of pyruvate (>73mM) in the late phase and PDO production stopped concomitantly. Glycolytic intermediates of glycerol, especially glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (G3P) was highly inhibitory to glycerol dehydratase (GDHt); its accumulation, followed by pyruvate accumulation, was assumed to be responsible for the ΔbudO mutant's low PDO production. PMID:27160953

  2. In silico metabolic engineering of Bacillus subtilis for improved production of riboflavin, Egl-237, (R,R)-2,3-butanediol and isobutanol.

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    Hao, Tong; Han, Binbin; Ma, Hongwu; Fu, Jing; Wang, Hui; Wang, Zhiwen; Tang, Bincai; Chen, Tao; Zhao, Xueming

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    Bacillus subtilis is a Gram-positive sporiferous bacterium widely used in a variety of industrial fields as a producer of high-quality vitamins, enzymes and proteins. Many genetic modifications and evolutionary engineering optimisations aiming at obtaining a better performing strain for its products have been studied. As genome-scale metabolic network models have gained significant popularity as effective tools in metabolic phenotype studies, we reconstructed a genome-scale metabolic network of B. subtilis-iBsu1147. The accuracy of iBsu1147 is validated by growth on various carbon sources, single gene knockout and large fragment non-essential gene knockout simulations. The model is used for the in silico metabolic engineering design of reactions over/underexpressed or knockout for increasing the production of four important products of B. subtilis: riboflavin, cellulase Egl-237, (R,R)-2,3-butanediol and isobutanol. The simulation predicted candidate reactions related to the improvement of strain performance on related products. The prediction is partly supported by previously published results. Due to the complexity of the biological system, it is difficult to manually find the factors that are not directly related to the production of the target compounds. The in silico predictions provide more choices for further strain improvement for these products. PMID:23666098

  3. Process Optimization on Micro-Aeration Supply for High Production Yield of 2,3-Butanediol from Maltodextrin by Metabolically-Engineered Klebsiella oxytoca.

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    Chan, Sitha; Jantama, Sirima Suvarnakuta; Kanchanatawee, Sunthorn; Jantama, Kaemwich

    2016-01-01

    An optimization process with a cheap and abundant substrate is considered one of the factors affecting the price of the production of economical 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BD). A combination of the conventional method and response surface methodology (RSM) was applied in this study. The optimized levels of pH, aeration rate, agitation speed, and substrate concentration (maltodextrin) were investigated to determine the cost-effectiveness of fermentative 2,3-BD production by metabolically-engineered Klebsiella oxytoca KMS005. Results revealed that pH, aeration rate, agitation speed, and maltodextrin concentration at levels of 6.0, 0.8 vvm, 400 rpm, and 150 g/L respectively were the optimal conditions. RSM also indicated that the agitation speed was the most influential parameter when either agitation and aeration interaction or agitation and substrate concentration interaction played important roles for 2,3-BD production by the strain from maltodextrin. Under interim fed-batch fermentation, 2,3-BD concentration, yield, and productivity were obtained at 88.1±0.2 g/L, 0.412±0.001 g/g, and 1.13±0.01 g/L/h respectively within 78 h. PMID:27603922

  4. [Effects of pH and oxygen supply on production of 2,3-butanediol from biodiesel-derived glycerol by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens].

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    Yang, Taowei; Rao, Zhiming; Zhang, Xian; Xu, Meijuan; Xu, Zhenghong

    2013-12-01

    Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B10-127 was used to produce 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) from residual glycerol obtained from biodiesel synthesis. Important variables for 2,3-BD fermentation, pH and dissolved oxygen, were studied. When pH was maintained constant, the yield of 2,3-BD was inhibited. The highest 2,3-BD yields were achieved by fermentation without any pH control with an optimized initial pH 6.5. Batch fermentative production of 2,3-BD by B. amyloliquefaciens was investigated using various oxygen supply methods by changing agitation speed. Based on the analysis of three kinetic parameters including specific cell growth rate (micro), specific glucose consumption rate (q(s)) and specific 2,3-BD formation rate (q(p)), a three-stage agitation speed control strategy was proposed, aimed at achieving high concentration, high yield and high productivity of 2,3-BD. Maximum concentration of 2,3-BD reached 38.1 g/L, with the productivity of 1.06 g/(L x h), which were 14.8% and 63.1% over the best results from constant agitation speeds. In a pulse fed-batch fermentation, 2,3-BD concentration and productivity were significantly improved to 71.2 g/L and 0.99 g/(L x h), respectively. To our knowledge, these results were the highest for 2,3-BD production from biodiesel-derived glycerol. PMID:24660634

  5. Improved 1,3-propanediol production by engineering the 2,3-butanediol and formic acid pathways in integrative recombinant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Wu, Zhe; Wang, Zhe; Wang, Guoqing; Tan, Tianwei

    2013-10-20

    In the biotechnological process, insufficient cofactor NADH and multiple by-products restrain the final titer of 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD). In this study, 1,3-PD production was improved by engineering the 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) and formic acid pathways in integrative recombinant Klebsiella pneumoniae. The formation of 2,3-BD is catalysed by acetoin reductase (AR). An inactivation mutation of the AR in K. pneumoniae CF was generated by insertion of a formate dehydrogenase gene. Inactivation of AR and expression of formate dehydrogenase reduced 2,3-BD formation and improved 1,3-PD production. Fermentation results revealed that intracellular metabolic flux was redistributed pronouncedly. The yield of 1,3-PD reached 0.74 mol/mol glycerol in flask fermentation, which is higher than the theoretical yield. In 5 L fed-batch fermentation, the final titer and 1,3-PD yield of the K. pneumoniae CF strain reached 72.2 g/L and 0.569 mol/mol, respectively, which were 15.9% and 21.7% higher than those of the wild-type strain. The titers of 2,3-BD and formic acid decreased by 52.2% and 73.4%, respectively. By decreasing the concentration of all nonvolatile by-products and by increasing the availability of NADH, this study demonstrates an important strategy in the metabolic engineering of 1,3-PD production by integrative recombinant hosts. PMID:23665191

  6. Screening of bacterial strains capable of converting biodiesel-derived raw glycerol into 1,3-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol and ethanol

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    Metsoviti, Maria; Paramithiotis, Spiros; Drosinos, Eleftherios H.; Galiotou-Panayotou, Maria; Nychas, George-John E.; Papanikolaou, Seraphim [Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens (Greece); Zeng, An-Ping [Institute of Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg (Germany)

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    The ability of bacterial strains to assimilate glycerol derived from biodiesel facilities to produce metabolic compounds of importance for the food, textile and chemical industry, such as 1,3-propanediol (PD), 2,3-butanediol (BD) and ethanol (EtOH), was assessed. The screening of 84 bacterial strains was performed using glycerol as carbon source. After initial trials, 12 strains were identified capable of consuming raw glycerol under anaerobic conditions, whereas 5 strains consumed glycerol under aerobiosis. A plethora of metabolic compounds was synthesized; in anaerobic batch-bioreactor cultures PD in quantities up to 11.3 g/L was produced by Clostridium butyricum NRRL B-23495, while the respective value was 10.1 g/L for a newly isolated Citrobacter freundii. Adaptation of Cl. butyricum at higher initial glycerol concentration resulted in a PD{sub max} concentration of {proportional_to}32 g/L. BD was produced by a new Enterobacter aerogenes isolate in shake-flask experiments, under fully aerobic conditions, with a maximum concentration of {proportional_to}22 g/L which was achieved at an initial glycerol quantity of 55 g/L. A new Klebsiella oxytoca isolate converted waste glycerol into mixtures of PD, BD and EtOH at various ratios. Finally, another new C. freundii isolate converted waste glycerol into EtOH in anaerobic batch-bioreactor cultures with constant pH, achieving a final EtOH concentration of 14.5 g/L, a conversion yield of 0.45 g/g and a volumetric productivity of {proportional_to}0.7 g/L/h. As a conclusion, the current study confirmed the utilization of biodiesel-derived raw glycerol as an appropriate substrate for the production of PD, BD and EtOH by several newly isolated bacterial strains under different experimental conditions. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  7. Identification of metabolic engineering targets for the enhancement of 1,4-butanediol production in recombinant E. coli using large-scale kinetic models.

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    Andreozzi, Stefano; Chakrabarti, Anirikh; Soh, Keng Cher; Burgard, Anthony; Yang, Tae Hoon; Van Dien, Stephen; Miskovic, Ljubisa; Hatzimanikatis, Vassily

    2016-05-01

    Rational metabolic engineering methods are increasingly employed in designing the commercially viable processes for the production of chemicals relevant to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and food and beverage industries. With the growing availability of omics data and of methodologies capable to integrate the available data into models, mathematical modeling and computational analysis are becoming important in designing recombinant cellular organisms and optimizing cell performance with respect to desired criteria. In this contribution, we used the computational framework ORACLE (Optimization and Risk Analysis of Complex Living Entities) to analyze the physiology of recombinant Escherichia coli producing 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and to identify potential strategies for improved production of BDO. The framework allowed us to integrate data across multiple levels and to construct a population of large-scale kinetic models despite the lack of available information about kinetic properties of every enzyme in the metabolic pathways. We analyzed these models and we found that the enzymes that primarily control the fluxes leading to BDO production are part of central glycolysis, the lower branch of tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle and the novel BDO production route. Interestingly, among the enzymes between the glucose uptake and the BDO pathway, the enzymes belonging to the lower branch of TCA cycle have been identified as the most important for improving BDO production and yield. We also quantified the effects of changes of the target enzymes on other intracellular states like energy charge, cofactor levels, redox state, cellular growth, and byproduct formation. Independent earlier experiments on this strain confirmed that the computationally obtained conclusions are consistent with the experimentally tested designs, and the findings of the present studies can provide guidance for future work on strain improvement. Overall, these studies demonstrate the potential and

  8. Enhanced 2,3-Butanediol Production by Optimizing Fermentation Conditions and Engineering Klebsiella oxytoca M1 through Overexpression of Acetoin Reductase.

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    Full Text Available Microbial production of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO has been attracting increasing interest because of its high value and various industrial applications. In this study, high production of 2,3-BDO using a previously isolated bacterium Klebsiella oxytoca M1 was carried out by optimizing fermentation conditions and overexpressing acetoin reductase (AR. Supplying complex nitrogen sources and using NaOH as a neutralizing agent were found to enhance specific production and yield of 2,3-BDO. In fed-batch fermentations, 2,3-BDO production increased with the agitation speed (109.6 g/L at 300 rpm vs. 118.5 g/L at 400 rpm along with significantly reduced formation of by-product, but the yield at 400 rpm was lower than that at 300 rpm (0.40 g/g vs. 0.34 g/g due to acetoin accumulation at 400 rpm. Because AR catalyzing both acetoin reduction and 2,3-BDO oxidation in K. oxytoca M1 revealed more than 8-fold higher reduction activity than oxidation activity, the engineered K. oxytoca M1 overexpressing the budC encoding AR was used in fed-batch fermentation. Finally, acetoin accumulation was significantly reduced by 43% and enhancement of 2,3-BDO concentration (142.5 g/L, yield (0.42 g/g and productivity (1.47 g/L/h was achieved compared to performance with the parent strain. This is by far the highest titer of 2,3-BDO achieved by K. oxytoca strains. This notable result could be obtained by finding favorable fermentation conditions for 2,3-BDO production as well as by utilizing the distinct characteristic of AR in K. oxytoca M1 revealing the nature of reductase.

  9. Study of the effect of mixing approach on cross-linking efficiency of hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel cross-linked with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether.

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    Al-Sibani, Mohammed; Al-Harrasi, Ahmed; Neubert, Reinhard H H

    2016-08-25

    Regardless of various strategies reported for cross-linking hyaluronic acid (HA) with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), seeking new strategies that enhance cross-linking efficiency with a low level of cross-linker is essential. In this work, we studied the influence of mixing approach on two cross-linked BDDE-HA hydrogels prepared by two different mixing approaches; the large-batch mixing approach in which the hydrogel quantities were all mixed as a single lump in one container (hydrogel 1), and the small-batches mixing approach in which the hydrogel quantities were divided into smaller batches, mixed separately at various HA/BDDE ratios then combined in one reaction mixture (hydrogel 2). The result showed that the cross-linking reaction was mixing process-dependent. Degradation tests proved that, in relation to hydrogel 1, hydrogel 2 was more stable, and exhibited a higher resistance towards hyaluronidase activity. The swelling ratio of hydrogel 1 was significantly higher than that of hydrogel 2 in distilled water; however, in phosphate buffer saline, both hydrogels showed no significant difference. SEM images demonstrated that hydrogel 2 composite showed a denser network structure and smaller pore-size than hydrogel 1. In comparison to native HA, the occurrence of chemical modification in the cross-linked hydrogels was confirmed by FTIR and NMR distinctive peaks. These peaks also provided evidence that hydrogel 2 exhibited a higher degree of modification than hydrogel 1. In conclusion, the small-batches mixing approach proved to be more effective than large-batch mixing in promoting HA-HA entanglement and increasing the probability of BDDE molecules for binding with HA chains. PMID:27312477

  10. Efficient whole-cell biocatalyst for acetoin production with NAD+ regeneration system through homologous co-expression of 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase and NADH oxidase in engineered Bacillus subtilis.

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    Full Text Available Acetoin (3-hydroxy-2-butanone, an extensively-used food spice and bio-based platform chemical, is usually produced by chemical synthesis methods. With increasingly requirement of food security and environmental protection, bio-fermentation of acetoin by microorganisms has a great promising market. However, through metabolic engineering strategies, the mixed acid-butanediol fermentation metabolizes a certain portion of substrate to the by-products of organic acids such as lactic acid and acetic acid, which causes energy cost and increases the difficulty of product purification in downstream processes. In this work, due to the high efficiency of enzymatic reaction and excellent selectivity, a strategy for efficiently converting 2,3-butandiol to acetoin using whole-cell biocatalyst by engineered Bacillus subtilis is proposed. In this process, NAD+ plays a significant role on 2,3-butanediol and acetoin distribution, so the NADH oxidase and 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase both from B. subtilis are co-expressed in B. subtilis 168 to construct an NAD+ regeneration system, which forces dramatic decrease of the intracellular NADH concentration (1.6 fold and NADH/NAD+ ratio (2.2 fold. By optimization of the enzymatic reaction and applying repeated batch conversion, the whole-cell biocatalyst efficiently produced 91.8 g/L acetoin with a productivity of 2.30 g/(L·h, which was the highest record ever reported by biocatalysis. This work indicated that manipulation of the intracellular cofactor levels was more effective than the strategy of enhancing enzyme activity, and the bioprocess for NAD+ regeneration may also be a useful way for improving the productivity of NAD+-dependent chemistry-based products.

  11. 11B NMR study of easter formation and complexing in the polyborate existence region of H3BO3-NaOH-H2O-2,3-butanediol system

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    Interactions in concentrated solutions of boric acid and sodium hydroxide mixtures at pH 9 with 2,3-butanediol (BD) have been studied by 11B NMR spectroscopy method. With an increase in BD concentration a cyclic esters of boric acid (BD)BOH is formed, as well as complex anions [(BD)B(OH)2]-, [(BD)2B]- and [(BD)B3O3(OH)2]-. Polyion [B5O6(OH)4]- with addition of BD excess is partially hydrolyzed into monoborate-ion and boric acid, which react instantly with BD excess giving rise to formation of the relevant complex anions and ester

  12. Thermodynamics of linear polyurethanes on basis of 1,4-diisocyanatobutane with 1,4-butanediol and 1,6-hexanediol in the range from T->0 to 490 K

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    The temperature dependence of heat capacity and characteristics of physical transformations of partially crystalline linear aliphatic polyurethanes based on 1,4-diisocyanatobutane with 1,4-butanediol and 1,6-hexanediol have been studied over the range 6.5-490K by precision adiabatic vacuum and dynamic calorimetry. The calorimetric data were used to determine the thermodynamic quantities of devitrification and fusion and to calculate the standard thermodynamic functions Cp0(T), H0(T)-H0(0), S0(T) and G0(T)-H0(0) of linear polyurethanes in totally crystalline and amorphous states. The values of the fractal dimension D in the function of multifractal generalization of Debye's theory of the heat capacity of solids were estimated and the character of heterodynamics of their structures was detected. The energies of combustion of the substances were measured in a calorimeter with an isothermal shield and a static bomb. The enthalpies of combustion and the standard thermodynamic characteristics of formation of the polymers at T=298.15K were calculated too. The standard thermodynamic characteristics of polycondensation processes in bulk of 1,4-diisocyanatobutane with 1,4-butanediol and 1,6-hexanediol followed by the formation of linear polyurethanes were determined in the range from 0 to 350K. A comparative analysis of the corresponding standard thermodynamic properties of the polymers under consideration and polyurethanes of isomeric structure was made and some dependences of their change on various conditions were found

  13. 棉秆脱毒水解液发酵生产2,3-丁二醇的工艺优化%Process optimization for producing 2, 3-butanediol by fermentation of cotton stalk hydrolysate after detoxification

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    张根林; 江英兰; 班丽丽

    2011-01-01

    2,3-Butanediol is an important chemical product. Utilization of cotton stalk hydrolysate instead of starch for 2,3 -butanediol production can ensure food security and reduce costs. Cotton stalk was hydrolyzed by dilute acid in this research. The detoxification of furfural and phenol from cotton stalk dilute acid hydrolysate was performed by microwave assistant heating-activated carbon adsorption method, the optimized technical conditions were determined as activated carbon 1%, microwave power 330 W and detoxification time 10 min. The detoxification ratio of furfural was 81.2% and 92.3% of phenol, and the loss of total sugar was only 10.6%. The batch cultures showed that the biomass of Klebsiella pneumoniae XJ-Li and the yield of 2,3-butanediol reached to peak value when the total sugar concentration was 40 g/L in media. The results of research demonstrated that the inhibition effect of high concentration of cotton stalk hydrolysate on the growth and metabolic of microorganism could be reduced by fed-batch fermentation. The multiplexed regulation method of adding 60 mg/L of vitamin C into media and maintaining pH of broth at 5.5 was applied, and 45.1 g/L of 2,3-butanediol was reached with the yield of 0.45 g/g. The cornhusk dilute acid hydrolysate after detoxification can be the substitution of glucose as a carbon source for producing succinic acid by anaerobic fermentation.Fermentation experiments showed that it is feasible to produce 2,3-butanediol by fermentation using cotton stalks hydrolyzate detoxified as a carbon source.%2,3-丁二醇是一种重要的化工产品,利用棉秆水解液替代淀粉原料制备2,3-丁二醇可保证粮食安全并降低成本.该文以棉秆稀酸水解液为基础,研究了其中糠醛和苯酚微波辅助加热-活性炭吸附的脱毒条件,优化结果为:活性炭用量1%、微波功率330 W、作用时间10 min.在此工艺条件下,糠醛的去除率为81.2%,苯酚的脱除率为92.3%,总糖的损失为10.6%.脱

  14. 利用肺炎克雷伯氏菌以葡萄糖和磷酸铵盐为底物生产2,3-丁二醇%Production of 2,3-Butanediol by Klebsiella Pneumoniae Using Glucose and Ammonium Phosphate

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    秦加阳; 肖梓军; 马翠卿; 谢能中; 刘培海; 许平

    2006-01-01

    The production of 2,3-butanediol by Klebsiella pneumoniae from glucose supplemented with different salts was studied. A suitable medium composition was defined by response surface experiments. In a medium containing glucose and (NH4)2HPO4, the strain could convert 137.0g of glucose into 52.4g of 2,3-butanediol and 8.4g of acetoin in shaking flasks. The diol yield amounted to 90% of its theoretical value and the productivity was 1-1.5g·L-1·h-1. In fed-batch fermentation, the yield and productivity of diol were further enhanced by maintaining the pH at 6.0. Up to 92.4g of 2,3-butanediol and 13.1g of acetoin per liter were obtained from 215.0g of glucose per liter. The diol yield reached 98% of its theoretical value and the productivity was up to 2.1g·L-1·h-1.

  15. Scientific Opinion on the safety assessment of the substances (butadiene, ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, styrene copolymer either not crosslinked or crosslinked with divinylbenzene or 1,3-butanediol dimethacrylate, in nanoform, for use in food contact materials

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This scientific opinion of the EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids deals with the safety assessment of the additives (butadiene, ethyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, styrene copolymer either not crosslinked or crosslinked with divinylbenzene or 1,3-butanediol dimethacrylate, in nanoform, (FCM substance Nos 998, 859 and 1043, intended to be used up to 10 % w/w as an impact modifier in rigid (unplasticized polyvinylchloride (PVC. The final material is intended to be used for contact with all food types, at room temperature or lower, for long time storage. The monomers constituting the copolymer are listed in Regulation (EU 10/2011. The migration from PVC of the low molecular weight fraction of the additive below 1000 Da was estimated to be about 0.009 mg/kg food. Considering that these low molecular weight oligomers are made from authorised monomers, which by reaction are expected to lack the reactive functional groups, they do not give rise to safety concern. The migration of the additive in nanoparticle form from the PVC was estimated, using conservative migration modelling, to be about 1 x 10-6 mg/kg food and so consumer exposure would be very low, if any. The CEF Panel concluded that there is no safety concern for the consumer if the substances are used as additives individually or in combination at up to a total of 10 % w/w in rigid PVC used in contact with all food types at ambient temperature or below including long-term storage.

  16. 乙酸、糠醛和5-羟甲基糠醛对产酸克雷伯氏菌发酵生产2,3-丁二醇的影响%Effect of acetic acid, furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural on production of 2,3-butanediol by Klebsiella oxytoca

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    吴晶; 程可可; 李文英; 冯杰; 张建安

    2013-01-01

    To get the tolerability and consumption of Klebsiella oxytoca on major inhibitors in lignocelluloses hydrolysate, we studied the effect of acetic acid, furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural on production of 2,3-butanediol by Klebsiella oxytoca. The metabolites of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural were measured. The results show that when acetic acid, furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural was individually added, tolerance threshold for Klebsiella oxytoca was 30 g/L, 4 g/L and 5 g/L, respectively. Acetic acid was likely used as substrate to produce 2,3-butanediol. The yield of 2,3-butanediol increased when acetic acid concentration was lower than 30 g/L. In the fermentation, more than 70% 5-hydroxymethylfurfural was converted to 2,5-furandimethanol. All furfural and the rest of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural were metabolized by Klebsiella oxytoca. It showed that in the detoxification process of 2,3-butanediol production using lignocelluloses hydrolysate, furfural should be given priority to remove and a certain concentration of acetic acid is not need to removal.%为了解产酸克雷伯氏菌对木质纤维素水解液中主要抑制物的耐受和代谢,考察了产酸克雷伯氏菌发酵生产2,3-丁二醇(2,3-butanediol,2,3-BDO)过程中对3种发酵抑制物乙酸、糠醛和5-羟甲基糠醛(5-hydroxymethylfurfural HMF)的耐受以及抑制物浓度的变化,检测了糠醛和HMF的代谢产物.结果表明:产酸克雷伯氏菌对乙酸、糠醛和HMF的耐受浓度分别为30 g/L、4 g/L和5 g/L.并且部分乙酸可作为生产2,3-丁二醇的底物,在0~30 g/L浓度范围内可提高2,3-丁二醇的产量.发酵过程中产酸克雷伯氏菌可将HMF和糠醛全部转化,其中约70%HMF被转化为2,5-呋喃二甲醇,30%HMF和全部糠醛被菌体代谢.研究表明在木质纤维素水解液生产2,3-丁二醇的脱毒过程中可优先考虑脱除糠醛,一定浓度的乙酸可以不用脱除.

  17. 氧供应量对Klebsiella pneumoniae利用混合糖生物合成2,3-丁二醇过程的影响分析%Analysis of 2,3-butanediol production with Klebsiella pneumoniae using sugar mixture under different oxygen supply conditions

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    任彤; 张旭; 朱明龙

    2012-01-01

    以筛选的肺炎克雷伯氏菌(Klebsiella pneumoniae UV-86)为对象,考察供氧条件分别对菌体生长、葡萄糖和木糖双底物利用和产物合成的影响.研究发现生物量随氧供应量增加而增加.不同供氧条件对菌体消耗葡萄糖过程的影响较小,而代谢木糖的能力随氧供应量的增大而增强.微氧条件下2,3-丁二醇的生物合成能力最强,2,3-丁二醇产量在1.5 vvm下达到最高为30.1 g/L,是好氧时的2.5倍,最大体积产率为0.485 g/(L·h).不同条件下两底物产物分布有所区别,木糖代谢中乙酸生产增强.因此根据不同阶段代谢特点选择适合的供氧策略可以提高过程产量和产率.%The characteristics of cell growth, the metabolism of glucose and xylose and products formed by Klebsiella pneumoniae UV-86 (K. pneumoniae UV-86) under different oxygen supply conditions were investigated. The results showed that the cell mass increased with oxygen supply rates. The influence on the ability of glucose metabolism was not evident under different oxygen supply conditions. But the average specific xylose consumption rate was enhanced with increasing oxygen supply rates. The optimal production condition was under micro-aerobic condition. The maximum of 2, 3-butanediol concentration of 30.1 g/L was obtained at 1. 5 vvm and it was 2. 5 times the aerobic condition. The maximum productivity was 0.485 g/ (L·h). The distributions of products metabolized by glucose and xylose under different oxygen supply conditions were different. The production of acetate was enhanced in xylose metabolism. Therefore, it was necessary to choose suitable strategies to improve 2,3-butanediol concentration and productivity according to metabolic characteristics at different stages.

  18. Efficient reduction of the formation of by-products and improvement of production yield of 2,3-butanediol by a combined deletion of alcohol dehydrogenase, acetate kinase-phosphotransacetylase, and lactate dehydrogenase genes in metabolically engineered Klebsiella oxytoca in mineral salts medium.

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    Jantama, Kaemwich; Polyiam, Pattharasedthi; Khunnonkwao, Panwana; Chan, Sitha; Sangproo, Maytawadee; Khor, Kirin; Jantama, Sirima Suvarnakuta; Kanchanatawee, Sunthorn

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    Klebsiella oxytoca KMS005 (∆adhE∆ackA-pta∆ldhA) was metabolically engineered to improve 2,3-butanediol (BDO) yield. Elimination of alcohol dehydrogenase E (adhE), acetate kinase A-phosphotransacetylase (ackA-pta), and lactate dehydrogenase A (ldhA) enzymes allowed BDO production as a primary pathway for NADH re-oxidation, and significantly reduced by-products. KMS005 was screened for the efficient glucose utilization by metabolic evolution. KMS005-73T improved BDO production at a concentration of 23.5±0.5 g/L with yield of 0.46±0.02 g/g in mineral salts medium containing 50 g/L glucose in a shake flask. KMS005-73T also exhibited BDO yields of about 0.40-0.42 g/g from sugarcane molasses, cassava starch, and maltodextrin. During fed-batch fermentation, KMS005-73T produced BDO at a concentration, yield, and overall and specific productivities of 117.4±4.5 g/L, 0.49±0.02 g/g, 1.20±0.05 g/Lh, and 27.2±1.1 g/gCDW, respectively. No acetoin, lactate, and formate were detected, and only trace amounts of acetate and ethanol were formed. The strain also produced the least by-products and the highest BDO yield among other Klebsiella strains previously developed. PMID:25895450

  19. 聚(丁二酸丁二醇酯丁二酸环己烷二甲醇酯)的合成与表征%Synthesis and Characterization of Copolyesters of Succinic Acid-1,4-Butanediol/Succinic Acid-1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol

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    余瑾; 程小苗; 周艺峰; 聂王焰

    2009-01-01

    用熔融缩聚法合成了一系列聚(丁二酸丁二醇酯丁二酸环己烷二甲醇酯)的无规共聚物.用FT-IR,~1H-NMR,DSC,TGA,XRD及水降解测试等方法表征了材料的结构与性能.通过DSC和TGA分析得到产物的熔点虽然较聚丁二酸丁二醇酯(PBS)有所降低,但是热分解温度却得到了提高;XRd测试结果表明,共聚物的晶体结构并没有发生改变;水降解测试结果表明,共聚物较PBS的降解速率有所提高.%A series of copolyesters of succinic acid-1,4-butanediol/succinic acid-1,4-cycl- ohexanedimethanol were synthesized and characterized by means of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic(FT-IR), hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum (~1H-NMR), differential scanning calorimetry ( DSC), thermogravimetry analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and hydrolytic degradation. Though the melting temperature decreased, the copolymers showed the higher thermal decomposition temperature which was justified by TGA. X-ray diffraction shows that the crystal structure of copolymers is the same as poly (butylene succinate) (PBS). The results of hydrolytic degradation show that the rate of biodegradation of copolymers are higher than that of PBS.

  20. Production of longer-chain alcohols from biomass - butanol, isopropanol and 2,3-butanediol

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    Lopez Contreras, A.M.; Kuit, W.; Siemerink, M.A.J.; Kengen, S.W.M.; Springer, J.; Claassen, P.A.M.

    2010-01-01

    Bioethanol is one of the main biofuels capable of substituting petroleum usage in vehicles, and has had one of the largest impacts to date. The first generation of bioethanol production has had a worldwide impact, though it is restricted by energy intensive grain-to-bioethanol production technology,

  1. 76 FR 7703 - 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic Acid, Dimethyl Ester, Polymer With 1,4-Butanediol, Adipic Acid, and...

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    ...), minimum number average molecular weight (in amu) 30,000, when used as an inert ingredient (component of... average molecular weight (MW) greater than or equal to 10,000 daltons. Additionally, in order to meet the... nontoxic to earthworms. Due to its large size (minimum number average molecular weight 30,000 amu) and...

  2. Efficacy and Safety of Sodium Hyaluronate with 1,4-Butanediol Diglycidyl Ether Compared to Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose in Preventing Adhesion Formation after Lumbar Discectomy

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    Ji, Gyu Yeul; Oh, Chang Hyun; Moon, Byung Gwan; Yi, Seong; Han, In Bo; Heo, Dong Hwa; Kim, Ki-Tack; Shin, Dong Ah; Kim, Keung Nyun

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    Objective Epidural injection of hyaluronic acid may prevent adhesion formation after spine surgery, but the compounds used to stabilize hyaluronidase could interfere with its anti-adhesion effects. The present study was conducted as a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an experimental medical gel in preventing adhesion formation. Methods This study was designed as a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, and comparative controlled clinical trial with an observation period o...

  3. Combining metabolic engineering and biocompatible chemistry for high-yield production of homo-diacetyl and homo-(S,S)-2,3-butanediol

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    Liu, Jianming; Chan, Siu Hung Joshua; Brock-Nannestad, Theis;

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    Biocompatible chemistry is gaining increasing attention because of its potential within biotechnology for expanding the repertoire of biological transformations carried out by enzymes. Here we demonstrate how biocompatible chemistry can be used for synthesizing valuable compounds as well as for l...

  4. Comparison of 2,3-Butanediol Production by Two Klebsiella pneumoniae Strains%两株Klebsiella pneumoniae菌发酵生产2,3-丁二醇的比较

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    孙丽慧; 戴建英; 王旭东; 修志龙

    2010-01-01

    对两株克雷伯氏菌(Klebsiella pneumoniae)批式流加发酵生产2,3-丁二醇进行了研究,结果表明,K.pneumoniae CICC 10011代谢产生的各种有机酸和乙醇浓度均明显低于K.pneumoniae DSM 2026,发酵56 h,目标产物(2,3-丁二醇+乙偶姻)浓度为85.61 g/L,生产强度为1.53 g/(L·b),葡萄糖质量转化率为45%.对2株克雷伯氏菌发酵的代谢流量分析表明,K.pneumoniae CICC 10011是生产2,3-丁二醇的优良菌株.

  5. Radiation chemistry of liquors: Pt.2

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    In this paper, the yield and distribution of 2, 3-butanediol isomers formed during the irradiation of liquors have been investigated and compared with that of the isomers in some ordinary liquors. It has been found that some commercial liquors also contain 2, 3-butanediol, but there is difference in the distribution of their optical isomers. 2, 3-butanediol is in the forms of meso and dl for irradiated liquor and its ratio (meso/dl) = 1. In commercial liquors, 2, 3-butanediol is in the forms of meso and 1 and its ratio (meso/l) ≤ 0.5. G(2, 3-butanediol) values have been determined in various systems. For liquid ethanol saturated with N2 G(2, 3-butanediol) = 2.23, 1.46 for the irradiated liquor sample-1 without oxygen and 0.35 for the liquor specimen-1 irradiated under the condition of limited air supply. The results show that (1) the soluble oxygen in liquor can inhibit the formation of 2, 3-butanediol; (2) the other compositions in the liquor can compete with ethanol molecules in reacting with active species(H, e2q- OH etc.) and form some unknowns. Therefore, the attention must be paid to the hygienic satefy of those unknowns in the irradiated liquor

  6. The catalyst and production process of methyl ethyl ketone by the dehydration of 2,3-butanediol%2,3-丁二醇气相脱水制备甲乙酮用催化剂及其工艺研究

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    王文革; 吴彦彬; 杨理; 宋国全; 闫广学; 吴正岭

    2016-01-01

    采用固定床反应器,以2,3-丁二醇为原料,在超强固体酸催化剂作用下,气相催化脱水制备甲乙酮.研究了反应温度、液时空速和氮醇物质量的比(N2流量)等因素对合成反应的影响.在反应温度290~305℃,液时空速0.5~3.0h-1,氮醇物质量的比26~30的条件下,2,3-丁二醇转化率达95%以上,甲乙酮选择性达92%以上.

  7. Study on production of 2,3-butanediol from straw paper pulp hydrolysate fermentation by Klebsiella pneumoniae%Klebsiella pneumoniae发酵稻草纸浆水解液生产2,3-丁二醇工艺的研究

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    杨洋; 张玉苍; 孙岩峰; 何连芳; 姜杨

    2010-01-01

    对Klebsiella pneumoniae发酵稻草纸浆水解液生产2,3-丁二醇的工艺进行了初步的实验研究.考察了温度、时间、底物浓度、pH等不同因素对稻草纸浆酶水解和2,3-丁二醇发酵的影响.结果表明,在纸浆的酶用量为135 IU/g、底物浓度为20g/L、50℃、pH4.8的条件下反应20 h,还原糖得率最高为68.15%;2,3-丁二醇的最佳发酵条件为pH 6.0、葡萄糖仞始浓度100 g/L、30 ℃、接种量15%、150 r/min、反应72 h,2,3-丁二醇的最高转化率为17.92%.

  8. Detection of irradiated liquor

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    D-2,3-butanediol is formed by irradiation processes in irradiated liquors. This radiolytic product is not formed in unirradiated liquors and its presence can therefore be used to identify whether a liquor has been irradiated or not. The relation meso/dl∼1 for 2,3-butanediol and the amount present in irradiated liquors may therefore be used as an indication of the dose used in the irradiation. (author)

  9. Preparation of a removable polyurethane encapsulant

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    Parker, B.G.

    1976-08-01

    The preparation of polyurethane encapsulants, based on polyether diol/diisocyanate prepolymers and 1,4-butanediol, which are soluble in several organic solvents, was investigated. Since these materials can be easily removed, repair of electronic circuitry found defective in potted units can be readily accomplished. Polyether diols of varying molecular weights were reacted with toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene diphenylisocyanate (MDI) to produce stable prepolymers. Several properties of both the isocyanate prepolymers and 1,4-butanediol cured polyurethane encapsulants are presented.

  10. Study on multimers and their structures in molecular association mixture

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    YAMAGUCHI; Yoshinori; OZAKI; Yukihiro

    2007-01-01

    Self-association system of(R)-1,3-butanediol in dilute carbon tetrachloride(CCl4)solution is studied as a model of molecular association mixture.Analysis methods including FSMWEFA(fixed-size moving window evolving factor analysis)combined with PCA(principal component analysis),SIMPLISMA (simple-to-use interactive self-modeling mixture analysis),and ITTFA(iterative target transformation factor analysis)are adopted to resolve infrared spectra of(R)-1,3-butanediol solution.Association number and equilibrium constant are computed.(R)-1,3-butanediol in dilute inert solution is determined as a monomer-trimer equilibrium system.Theoretical investigation of trimer structures is carried out with DFT(density functional theory),and structural factors are analyzed.

  11. The 3-hydroxy-2-butanone pathway is required for Pectobacterium carotovorum pathogenesis.

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    Full Text Available Pectobacterium species are necrotrophic bacterial pathogens that cause soft rot diseases in potatoes and several other crops worldwide. Gene expression data identified Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum budB, which encodes the α-acetolactate synthase enzyme in the 2,3-butanediol pathway, as more highly expressed in potato tubers than potato stems. This pathway is of interest because volatiles produced by the 2,3-butanediol pathway have been shown to act as plant growth promoting molecules, insect attractants, and, in other bacterial species, affect virulence and fitness. Disruption of the 2,3-butanediol pathway reduced virulence of P. c. subsp. carotovorum WPP14 on potato tubers and impaired alkalinization of growth medium and potato tubers under anaerobic conditions. Alkalinization of the milieu via this pathway may aid in plant cell maceration since Pectobacterium pectate lyases are most active at alkaline pH.

  12. R-acetoin accumulation and dissimilation in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Wang, Dexin; Zhou, Jidong; Chen, Chuan; Wei, Dong; Shi, Jiping; Jiang, Biao; Liu, Pengfu; Hao, Jian

    2015-08-01

    Klebsiella pneumoniae is a 2,3-butanediol producer, and R-acetoin is an intermediate of 2,3-butanediol production. R-acetoin accumulation and dissimilation in K. pneumoniae was studied here. A budC mutant, which has lost 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase activity, accumulated high levels of R-acetoin in culture broth. However, after glucose was exhausted, the accumulated R-acetoin could be reused by the cells as a carbon source. Acetoin dehydrogenase enzyme system, encoded by acoABCD, was responsible for R-acetoin dissimilation. acoABCD mutants lost the ability to grow on acetoin as the sole carbon source, and the acetoin accumulated could not be dissimilated. However, in the presence of another carbon source, the acetoin accumulated in broth of acoABCD mutants was converted to 2,3-butanediol. Parameters of R-acetoin production by budC mutants were optimized in batch culture. Aerobic culture and mildly acidic conditions (pH 6-6.5) favored R-acetoin accumulation. At the optimized conditions, in fed-batch fermentation, 62.3 g/L R-acetoin was produced by budC and acoABCD double mutant in 57 h culture, with an optical purity of 98.0 %, and a substrate conversion ratio of 28.7 %. PMID:26059458

  13. Immunochemical properties of NAD+-linked glycerol dehydrogenases from Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Tang, J. C.; Forage, R G; Lin, E C

    1982-01-01

    An NAD+-linked glycerol dehydrogenase hyperproduced by a mutant of Escherichia coli K-12 was found to be immunochemically homologous to a minor glycerol dehydrogenase of unknown physiological function in Klebsiella pneumoniae 1033, but not to the glycerol dehydrogenase of the dha system responsible for anaerobic dissimilation of glycerol or to the 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase of K. pneumoniae.

  14. Physical and monolayer film properties of potential fatty ester biolubricants

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    Yao, Linxing [Iowa State University; Hammond, Earl G [Iowa State University; Wang, Tong [Iowa State University; Bu, Wei [Ames Laboratory; Vaknin, David [Ames Laboratory

    2014-04-03

    The desire to replace petroleum-based lubricants with alternatives that are environmentally friendly and made from sustainable sources has encouraged the development of biolubricants based on vegetable oils. To be good lubricants, the materials should have low melting points, appropriate viscosity and oxidative stability. In this paper, we report the melting point and viscosity of oleate esters of ethylene glycol, 1,2-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol, and pentaerythritol as well as the decanoate esters of 2,3-butanediol and the 12-methyltetradecanoate esters of 1,2-propanediol. Polyol esters that have a free hydroxy group had lower melting points than the completely esterified polyols, but the completely esterified polyol esters exhibited less change in viscosity with temperature than those having a free hydroxy group. 2, 3-Butanediol monooleate, which melted at -48.6°C shows promise as a biolubricant, but its viscosity index was estimated to be 100. Pentaerythritol oleate esters, with melting points below -10°C and viscosity indices in the range of 170–197, may be suitable candidates as biolubricants. The behavior of esters spread as a monomolecular film at air/water interface may provide insight into the way they behave when spread on metal or polar surfaces, so the pressure-area isotherms of 2,3-butanediol monoleate and selected esters are also reported.

  15. Comparison of different busulfan analogues for depletion of hematopoietic stem cells and promotion of donor-type chimerism in murine bone marrow transplant recipients

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    Westerhof, GR; Ploemacher, RE; Boudewijn, A; Blokland, [No Value; Dillingh, JH; McGown, AT; Hadfield, JA; Dawson, MJ; Down, JD

    2000-01-01

    Busulfan (1,4-butanediol dimethanesulfonate, BU) is relatively unique among other standard chemotherapy compounds in its ability to deplete noncycling primitive stem cells in the host and consequently to allow for high levels of long-term, donor-type engraftment after bone marrow transplantation (BM

  16. Comparison of different busulfan analogues for depletion of hematopoietic stem cells and promotion of donor-type chimerism in murine bone marrow transplant recipients

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    G.R. Westerhof; R.E. Ploemacher (Robert); A. Boudewijn (Adrie); I. Blokland (Irene); J.H. Dillingh; A.T. McGown; J.A. Hadfield; M.J. Dawson; J.D. Down

    2000-01-01

    textabstractBusulfan (1,4-butanediol dimethanesulfonate, BU) is relatively unique among other standard chemotherapy compounds in its ability to deplete noncycling primitive stem cells in the host and consequently to allow for high levels of long-term, donor-type engraft

  17. Production and characterization of poly(3-hydroxypropionate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) with fully controllable structures by recombinant Escherichia coli containing an engineered pathway

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    Meng, De-Chuan; Shi, Zhen-Yu; Wu, Lin-Ping;

    2012-01-01

    ) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO), compositions of 4HB in microbial P(3HP-co-4HB) were controllable ranging from 12 mol% to 82 mol% depending on PDO/BDO ratios. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra clearly indicated the polymers were random copolymers of 3HP and 4HB. Their mechanical and thermal properties...

  18. 40 CFR 180.450 - Beta-(4-Chlorophenoxy)-alpha-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol; tolerances for...

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    ...-dimethylethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol; tolerances for residues. 180.450 Section 180.450 Protection of...-dimethylethyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-1-ethanol; tolerances for residues. (a) General. Tolerances are established for...-ethanol (triadimenol) and its butanediol metabolite,...

  19. Synthesis and Characterisation of Bis-(chloromethyl Oxetane, its Homopolymer and Copolymer with Tetrahydrofuran

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    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Bis-(chloromethyl oxetane (BCMO was synthesised from pentaerythritol by chlorination,followed by ring closure. It was polymerised using BF3-etherate and butanediol system, similarlythe BCMO–THF (tetrahydrofuran copolymer was also synthesised. The monomers and thepolymers were characterised by IR, 1H-NMR and molecular weight. Flame retardant propertiesof the poly-BCMO were also investigated.

  20. Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae microbial cell factories for succinic acid production

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    Otero, José Manuel; Olsson, Lisbeth; Nielsen, Jens

    2007-01-01

    for further conversion to precursor molecules such as tetrahydrofuran, 1,4-butanediol, and butyrolactone. Succinic acid has the potential to become a commodity chemical, with world-wide annual demand exceeding $2 billion USD and over 160 million kg currently produced from petrochemical conversion of...

  1. Possibility of diacetyl and related compounds as the 4-carbon compound necessary for the formation of riboflavin in Ashbya gossypii.

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    Nakajima, K; Mitsuda, H

    1984-01-01

    The effects of various compounds (0.5%) involved in the butanediol and the glycolytic pathways on riboflavin formation in whole cells of Ashbya gossypii at rest were examined. The addition of acetate, glycerol and diacetyl inhibited riboflavin formation, while the addition of acetoin had no effect on it, and the addition of ethanol, 2,3-butanediol, pyruvic acid and glucose accelerated it. The relation of diacetyl and acetoin to riboflavin formation during resting cell incubation in the presence of 0.5% ethanol and various concentrations of 2,3-butanediol was examined. The results quantitatively revealed a precursor-product relation between riboflavin formation and the formation of diacetyl and acetoin. The results obtained provide evidence that a high flavinogenic agent, ethanol, was converted to acetaldehyde, pyruvic acid, acetoin and diacetyl in this order, that a week flavinogenic agent, 2,3-butanediol, was transferred to diacetyl through acetoin, and that the diacetyl produced can be utilized as the 4-carbon compound for riboflavin formation in the flavinogenic mold, Ashbya gossypii. It remains obscure whether diacetyl is enzymatically involved in riboflavin formation. PMID:6534171

  2. Interesting Starter Culture Strains for Controlled Cocoa Bean Fermentation Revealed by Simulated Cocoa Pulp Fermentations of Cocoa-Specific Lactic Acid Bacteria ▿

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    Lefeber, Timothy; Janssens, Maarten; Moens, Frédéric; Gobert, William; De Vuyst, Luc

    2011-01-01

    Among various lactic acid bacterial strains tested, cocoa-specific strains of Lactobacillus fermentum were best adapted to the cocoa pulp ecosystem. They fermented glucose to lactic acid and acetic acid, reduced fructose to mannitol, and converted citric acid into lactic acid and 2,3-butanediol.

  3. Preparation and Properties of HBS Lignin from Masson Pine

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    CHENG Xian-su; CHEN Wei-jian; CHEN Yun-ping; CHEN Yue-xian; LI Mian-jun; FANG Hua-shu

    2004-01-01

    In order to establish a new method for making cellulose and lignin from Masson pine, a high boiling solvent (HBS) pulping process with an aqueous solvent of 1,4-butanediol was investigated. Masson pine chips were pulped with a 70%-90% aqueous solution of 1,4-butanediol containing a small amount of a catalyst at 200-220 ℃ for 60-180 min. HBS Masson pine cellulose is suitable for making paper. Water-insoluble HBS lignin was separated from the liquor reaction mixture by water precipitation. The recovered high boiling solvent (RHBS) is able to be recycled as a pulping solvent, indicating that the HBS method is a pulping process of Masson pine which is energy saving, resources saving and pollution free. HBS lignin has a better chemical reactivity and a lower ash content than lignin sulfonate.

  4. Selecting ethanol as an ideal organic solvent probe in radiation chemistry γ-radiolysis of acetone-ethanol system and acetophenone-ethanol system

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    Radiolysis of acetone-ethanol solution and acetophenone-ethanol solution has been studied in this work. The dependences of G values of the final γ radiolysis products such as H2. 2,3-butanediol and acetaldehyde on additive concentration in liquid ethanol have been obtained. There are two kinds of new final products, isopropanol and 2-methyl-2,3-butanediol are detected in irradiated acetone-ethanol solution. As for acetophenone-ethanol system, more new final products are found. In addition, experiments of pulse radiolysis upon acetophenone-ethanol solution have also been performed. The absorption spectrum with λ max at 315nm and 440nm is observed, which is assigned to ketyl radical ion C6H5(CH3)CO-. And the reaction mechanism of the two systems is proposed respectively with a moderate success. (author)

  5. Biotechnology for producing fuels and chemicals from biomass. Volume 2: Fermentation chemicals from biomass

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    Villet, R.

    1981-02-01

    The technological and economic feasibility of producing chemicals by fermentation is discussed: acetone; butanol; acetic acid; citric acid; 2,3-butanediol, and propionic acid. Improved cost of fermentative production will hinge on improving yields and using cellulosic feedstocks. The market for acetic acid is likely to grow 5 percent to 7 percent/yr. A potential process for production is the fermentation of hydrolyzed cellulosic material to ethanol followed by chemical conversion to acetic acid. The feedstock cost is 15 to 20 percent of the overall cost of production. The anticipated 5 percent growth in demand for citric acid could be enhanced by using it to displace phosphates in detergent manufacture. A number of useful chemicals can be derived from 2,3-butanediol, which has not been produced commercially on a large scale. The commercial fermentative production of propionic acid has not yet been developed.

  6. Devising efficient biotechnological processes for the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass

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    Villet, R. H.

    1982-05-01

    Research directed toward improving ethanol processes based on readily fermentable feedstocks is discussed. Efforts were also made to develop novel fermentation systems. Reducing the cost of producing ethanol and other chemicals requires using cellulosics as feedstocks, which when hydrolyzed form hexose sugars readily metabolized by yeast. A program was undertaken to discover thermophilic organisms that convert various biopolymers to ethanol and other chemical products. Lipids suitable as diesel oil extenders are produced by microorganisms. A screening program was undertaken to identify microbial strains with a biotechnological potential. This involved a precise, quantitative chemical analysis of lipid products. Some work on developing a 2,3-butanediol fermentation process is described. During the fermentation process ethanol is also produced. To improve the ratio of butanediol to ethanol, a program of genetic and physiological research was designed and initiated.

  7. Imperium/Lanzatech Syngas Fermentation Project - Biomass Gasification and Syngas Conditioning for Fermentation Evaluation: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-12-474

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    Wilcox, E.

    2014-09-01

    LanzaTech and NREL will investigate the integration between biomass gasification and LanzaTech's proprietary gas fermentation process to produce ethanol and 2,3-butanediol. Using three feed materials (woody biomass, agricultural residue and herbaceous grass) NREL will produce syngas via steam indirect gasification and syngas conditioning over a range of process relevant operating conditions. The gasification temperature, steam-to-biomass ratio of the biomass feed into the gasifier, and several levels of syngas conditioning (based on temperature) will be varied to produce multiple syngas streams that will be fed directly to 10 liter seed fermenters operating with the Lanzatech organism. The NREL gasification system will then be integrated with LanzaTech's laboratory pilot unit to produce large-scale samples of ethanol and 2,3-butanediol for conversion to fuels and chemicals.

  8. 基于生物质资源的化工多元醇生物炼制研究进展%Recent progress of biorefinery of polyols based on biomass resources

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    马翠卿; 李理想; 高超

    2013-01-01

    介绍了2,3-丁二醇、1,2-丙二醇和木糖醇等多元醇的主要用途及市场需求,从生产菌株、生产原料、生产方式等方面综述了国内基于生物质资源的2,3-丁二醇、1,2-丙二醇和木糖醇生物炼制的研究进展.%The main use and market demands of 2, 3-butanediol, 1, 2-propanediol and xylitol were presented. The recent development in biorefinery production of 2, 3-butanediol, 1, 2-propanediol and xylitol was summarized, including the producing strains, raw materials, and producing method.

  9. A NEW METHOD FOR MAKING CELLULOSE AND LIGNIN FROM BAMBOO BY HIGH BOILING SOLVENT

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    Xiansu CHENG; Weijian CHEN; Yunping CHEN; Huashu FANG; Mianjun LI; Yuexian CHEN

    2004-01-01

    In order to establish a new method for making cellulose and lignin from bamboo, a high boiling solvent (HBS) pulping process with aqueous solvent of 1,4-butanediol was investigated. Bamboo chips were pulped with 70~90% aqueous solution of 1,4-butanediol containing a small amount of catalyst at 180~200℃ for 30-90 min.. HBS bamboo cellulose is suitable for making paper. Water-insoluble HBS lignin was separated from the liquor reaction mixture by water precipitation. Recovery high boiling solvents (RHBS) is able to recycle as a pulping solvent indicating that the HBS method is a pulping process of bamboo with saving energy, saving resources and non-pollution. HBS lignin has better chemical activity and lower ash content than lignin sulfonate.

  10. A NEW METHOD FOR MAKING CELLULOSE AND LIGNIN FROM BAMBOO BY HIGH BOILING SOLVENT

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    XiansuCHENG; WeijianCHEN; YunpingCHEN; HuashuFANG; MianjunLI; YuexianCHEN

    2004-01-01

    In order to establish a new method for making cellulose and lignin from bamboo, a high boiling solvent (HBS) pulping process with aqueous solvcnt of 1,4-butanediol was investigated. Bamboo chips were pulped with 70~90% aqueous solution of 1. 4-butanediol containing a small amount of catalyst at 180~200℃ for 30~90 min. HBS bamboo cellulose is suitable for making paper. Water-insoluble HBS lignin was separated from the liquor reaction mixture by water precipitation. Recovery high boiling solvents (RHBS) is able to recycle as a pulping solvent indicating that the HBS method is a pulping process of bamboo with saving energy, saving resources and non-pollution. HBS lignin has better chemical activity and lower ash content than lignin sulfonate.

  11. METHODS FOR SANITARY SURVEILLANCE OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION. VII. ENZYMOIMMUNOASSAY OF STREPTOMYCIN

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    M.A. Burkin; I.A. Gal’vidis; G.P. KONONENKO

    2012-01-01

    The polyclonal rabbit antibodies against streptomycin conjugated with bovine serum albumin in reaction with diglycidyl ether of 1,4-butanediol presents high specificity to streptomycin and its similar structural analog — dihydrostreptomycin. In the conditions of indirect competitive enzymoimmunoassay with immobilized antigens, heterologous to immunogene on protein carrier and methods of synthesis, the limit of streptomycin detection is 0.1 ng/ml. The authors consider the use of developed immu...

  12. Draft Genome Sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis CRL264, a Citrate-Fermenting Strain

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    Zuljan, Federico; Espariz, Martín; Blancato, Victor S.; Esteban, Luis; Alarcón, Sergio; Magni, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis CRL264, a natural strain isolated from artisanal cheese from northwest Argentina. L. lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis is one of the most important microorganisms used as starter culture around the world. The CRL264 strain constitutes a model microorganism in the studies on the generation of aroma compounds (diacetyl, acetoin, and 2,3-butanediol) by lactic acid bacteria. Our genome analysis shows si...

  13. Characterization of Volatile Components in Makgeolli, a Traditional Korean Rice Wine, with or without Pasteurization, During Storage

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    Sang Hoon Song; Young-Suk Kim; Sang Mi Lee; Hye-Jung Park

    2013-01-01

    Changes in the volatile components of unpasteurized and pasteurized makgeolli during 30 days of storage were investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and GC-olfactometry (GC-O). A total of 11 odor-active compounds such as 3-methyl-1-butanol (isoamyl alcohol), 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2,3-butanediol, butanoic acid, 3-methylbutanoic acid (isovaleric acid), 2-methylbutanoic acid, 3-(methylthio)-1-propanol (methionol), 2-phenylethanol, ethyl decanoate, ethyl dodecanoate, and ethyl ...

  14. Electrospun Polyurethane Fibers for Absorption of Volatile Organic Compounds from Air

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    Scholten, Elke; Bromberg, Lev E.; Rutledge, Gregory C.; Hatton, T. Alan

    2011-01-01

    Electrospun polyurethane fibers for removal of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from air with rapid VOC absorption and desorption have been developed. Polyurethanes based on 4,4-methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) (MDI) and aliphatic isophorone diisocyanate as the hard segments and butanediol and tetramethylene glycol as the soft segments were electrospun from their solutions in N,N-dimethylformamide to form micrometer-sized fibers. Although activated carbon possessed a many-fold higher surface ar...

  15. Tetrahydrofuran Unit Adopting Davy's Latest Maleic Anhydride Technology to Come Online

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    2008-01-01

    @@ The 1,4-butanediol (BDO)/tetrahydrofuran (THF) project constructed by the Blue Star (Nanjing) New Chemical Ma-terials Co., Ltd. adopting a whole package of the world's latest patented technology will come on-stream by the end of 2008. It is told that by that time Blue Star will rank among the global leaders in terms of quality of BDO and THF products, which can substitute for around 40% of imported high-quality products.

  16. Microencapsulation of 2-octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive for self-healing acrylic bone cement

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    Brochu, Alice B. W.; Chyan, William J.; Reichert, William M

    2012-01-01

    Here, we report the first phase of developing self-healing acrylic bone cement: the preparation and characterization of polyurethane (PUR) microcapsules containing a medical cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive. Capsules were prepared by interfacial polymerization of a toluene-2,4-diisocyanate-based polyurethane prepolymer with 1,4-butanediol to encapsulate 2-octylcyanoacrylate (OCA). Various capsule characteristics, including: resultant morphology, average size and size distribution, shell thicknes...

  17. Stone Comminution Correlates with the Average Peak Pressure Incident on a Stone during Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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    Smith, N; P Zhong

    2012-01-01

    To investigate the roles of lithotripter shock wave (LSW) parameters and cavitation in stone comminution, a series of in vitro fragmentation experiments have been conducted in water and 1,3-butanediol (a cavitation-suppressive fluid) at a variety of acoustic field positions of an electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter. Using field mapping data and integrated parameters averaged over a circular stone holder area (Rh = 7 mm), close logarithmic correlations between the average peak pressure (P+...

  18. Effect of heat treatments on the luminescence properties of Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4}:Mn{sup 2+} phosphors prepared by glycothermal methods

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    Uegaito, Keisuke; Hosokawa, Saburo [Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Inoue, Masashi, E-mail: inoue@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp [Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)

    2012-01-15

    Manganese-doped Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} phosphors with different crystal structures and morphologies were synthesized by glycothermal reactions of zinc acetate dihydrate and manganese(II) acetate tetrahydrate with tetraethyl orthosilicate in various glycols at 315 deg. C. The reactions in 1,3-propanediol and 1,4-butanediol yielded {alpha}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4}:Mn{sup 2+}, whereas the reactions in ethylene glycol and 1,5-pentanediol yielded {beta}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4}:Mn{sup 2+} and ZnO, respectively. The samples obtained in 1,4-butanediol and 1,3-propanediol emitted green light (522 nm), and the sample prepared in 1,4-butanediol showed a higher emission intensity. The photoluminescence intensity of the Zn{sub 1.96}Mn{sub 0.04}SiO{sub 4} phosphor prepared by a glycothermal reaction in 1,4-butanediol and subsequently calcined at 1100 deg. C was twice as high as that of the sample synthesized by a conventional solid-state reaction. The high emission efficiency was obtained because the highly homogeneous distribution of Mn{sup 2+} in the {alpha}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} host synthesized by the glycothermal reaction was maintained during calcination treatment in air. - Highlights: > Glycothermal synthesis of {alpha}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4}:Mn{sup 2+}. > High photoluminescence property of {alpha}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4}:Mn{sup 2+} prepared by glycothermal method. > XANES characterization of Mn species in {alpha}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} calcined at various temperatures. > Highly homogeneous distribution of Mn{sup 2+} in the {alpha}-Zn{sub 2}SiO{sub 4} host.

  19. Effect of heat treatments on the luminescence properties of Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ phosphors prepared by glycothermal methods

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    Manganese-doped Zn2SiO4 phosphors with different crystal structures and morphologies were synthesized by glycothermal reactions of zinc acetate dihydrate and manganese(II) acetate tetrahydrate with tetraethyl orthosilicate in various glycols at 315 deg. C. The reactions in 1,3-propanediol and 1,4-butanediol yielded α-Zn2SiO4:Mn2+, whereas the reactions in ethylene glycol and 1,5-pentanediol yielded β-Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ and ZnO, respectively. The samples obtained in 1,4-butanediol and 1,3-propanediol emitted green light (522 nm), and the sample prepared in 1,4-butanediol showed a higher emission intensity. The photoluminescence intensity of the Zn1.96Mn0.04SiO4 phosphor prepared by a glycothermal reaction in 1,4-butanediol and subsequently calcined at 1100 deg. C was twice as high as that of the sample synthesized by a conventional solid-state reaction. The high emission efficiency was obtained because the highly homogeneous distribution of Mn2+ in the α-Zn2SiO4 host synthesized by the glycothermal reaction was maintained during calcination treatment in air. - Highlights: → Glycothermal synthesis of α-Zn2SiO4:Mn2+. → High photoluminescence property of α-Zn2SiO4:Mn2+ prepared by glycothermal method. → XANES characterization of Mn species in α-Zn2SiO4 calcined at various temperatures. → Highly homogeneous distribution of Mn2+ in the α-Zn2SiO4 host.

  20. Draft Genome Sequences of Four Enterococcus faecium Strains Isolated from Argentine Cheese

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    Martino, Gabriela P.; Quintana, Ingrid M.; Espariz, Martín; Blancato, Victor S.; Gallina Nizo, Gabriel; Esteban, Luis

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequences of four Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from Argentine regional cheeses. These strains were selected based on their technological properties, i.e., their ability to produce aroma compounds (diacetyl, acetoin, and 2,3-butanediol) from citrate. The goal of our study is to provide further genetic evidence for the rational selection of enterococci strains based on their pheno- and genotype in order to be used in cheese production. PMID:26847907

  1. Effects of Ensiling Fermentation and Aerobic Deterioration on the Bacterial Community in Italian Ryegrass, Guinea Grass, and Whole-crop Maize Silages Stored at High Moisture Content

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    Li, Yanbing; Nishino, Naoki

    2013-01-01

    The effects of storage period and aerobic deterioration on the bacterial community were examined in Italian ryegrass (IR), guinea grass (GG), and whole-crop maize (WM) silages. Direct-cut forages were stored in a laboratory silo for 3, 7, 14, 28, 56, and 120 d without any additives; live counts, content of fermentation products, and characteristics of the bacterial community were determined. 2,3-Butanediol, acetic acid, and lactic acid were the dominant fermentation products in the IR, GG, an...

  2. Strategies for enhancing fermentative production of acetoin: a review.

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    Xiao, Zijun; Lu, Jian R

    2014-01-01

    Acetoin is a volatile compound widely used in foods, cigarettes, cosmetics, detergents, chemical synthesis, plant growth promoters and biological pest controls. It works largely as flavour and fragrance. Since some bacteria were found to be capable of vigorous acetoin biosynthesis from versatile renewable biomass, acetoin, like its reduced form 2,3-butanediol, was also classified as a promising bio-based platform chemical. In spite of several reviews on the biological production of 2,3-butanediol, little has concentrated on acetoin. The two analogous compounds are present in the same acetoin (or 2,3-butanediol) pathway, but their production processes including optimal strains, substrates, derivatives, process controls and product recovery methods are quite different. In this review, the usages of acetoin are reviewed firstly to demonstrate its importance. The biosynthesis pathway and molecular regulation mechanisms are then outlined to depict the principal network of functioning in typical species. A phylogenetic tree is constructed and the relationship between taxonomy and acetoin producing ability is revealed for the first time, which will serve as a useful guide for the screening of competitive acetoin producers. Genetic engineering, medium optimization, and process control are effective strategies to improve productivity as well. Currently, downstream processing is one of the main barriers in efficient and economical industrial acetoin fermentation. The future prospects of microbial acetoin production are discussed in light of the current progress, challenges, and trends in this field. PMID:24412764

  3. Biofuel and chemical production by recombinant microorganisms via fermentation of proteinaceous biomass

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    Liao, James C.; Cho, Kwang Myung; Yan, Yajun; Huo, Yixin

    2016-03-15

    Provided herein are metabolically modified microorganisms characterized by having an increased keto-acid flux when compared with the wild-type organism and comprising at least one polynucleotide encoding an enzyme that when expressed results in the production of a greater quantity of a chemical product when compared with the wild-type organism. The recombinant microorganisms are useful for producing a large number of chemical compositions from various nitrogen containing biomass compositions and other carbon sources. More specifically, provided herein are methods of producing alcohols, acetaldehyde, acetate, isobutyraldehyde, isobutyric acid, n-butyraldehyde, n-butyric acid, 2-methyl-1-butyraldehyde, 2-methyl-1-butyric acid, 3-methyl-1-butyraldehyde, 3-methyl-1-butyric acid, ammonia, ammonium, amino acids, 2,3-butanediol, 1,4-butanediol, 2-methyl-1,4-butanediol, 2-methyl-1,4-butanediamine, isobutene, itaconate, acetoin, acetone, isobutene, 1,5-diaminopentane, L-lactic acid, D-lactic acid, shikimic acid, mevalonate, polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), isoprenoids, fatty acids, homoalanine, 4-aminobutyric acid (GABA), succinic acid, malic acid, citric acid, adipic acid, p-hydroxy-cinnamic acid, tetrahydrofuran, 3-methyl-tetrahydrofuran, gamma-butyrolactone, pyrrolidinone, n-methylpyrrolidone, aspartic acid, lysine, cadeverine, 2-ketoadipic acid, and/or S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM) from a suitable nitrogen rich biomass.

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  5. Structural changes in amorphous organic compounds and their role during chemical transformations

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    Using butanediol vinylacetate and dimetacrylate as an example, it can be shown that structural changes of amorphous-liquid substance play an important part at chemical transformations of amorphous compounds and chemical reaction rate provides an function of local order. When the amorphous polymer is viewed as an system of multiple transformations, each gives birth to the definite local order, the calculation of recombination reaction of active centers accumulated during irradiation of polymer at 77 K is carried out. Concentration of recombinated centers rises steeply near each transformation Tk

  6. Evaluation of level of impregnation monomers in hydrotalcite

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    To evaluate the impregnation degree of 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate and 1,4-butanediol monomers in hydrotalcite clays it was prepared dispersions with mixing ratio 1:100 (clay/monomer), using the Ultraturrax and Ultrasound. Subsequently the samples were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction. Swelling tests and Tyndall effect were used to illustrate the different dispersions. The results indicated a strong interaction between the hydrotalcite with 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate, favoring the formation of intercalated structures. (author)

  7. Evaluation of level of impregnation monomers in hydrotalcite; Avaliacao do grau de impregnacao de monomeros em hidrotalcita

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    Carmo, Danieli M. do, E-mail: danielimcarmo@hotmail.com [Instituto de Macromoleculas Professora Eloisa Mano - IMA, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, RJ (Brazil); Machado, Jacson S.C.; Oliveira, Marcelo F.L.; Oliveira, Marcia G. [Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia - INT, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Soares, Bluma G. [Instituto de Macromoleculas Professora Eloisa Mano - IMA, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, RJ (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    To evaluate the impregnation degree of 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate and 1,4-butanediol monomers in hydrotalcite clays it was prepared dispersions with mixing ratio 1:100 (clay/monomer), using the Ultraturrax and Ultrasound. Subsequently the samples were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and X-ray Diffraction. Swelling tests and Tyndall effect were used to illustrate the different dispersions. The results indicated a strong interaction between the hydrotalcite with 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate, favoring the formation of intercalated structures. (author)

  8. Establishing new microbial cell factories for sustainable bioprocesses

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    Workman, Mhairi; Holt, Philippe; Liu, Xiaoying

    2012-01-01

    of products, it may be interesting to look to less domesticated strains and towards more non-conventional hosts in the development of new bioprocesses. This approach demands thorough physiological characterization as well as establishment of tools for genetic engineering if new cell factories are to...... be exploited through application of systems biology tools. Here two potential cell factories for the conversion of glycerol are described: Pachysolen tannophilus and Yarrowia lipolytica. These organisms exhibit considerable potential; producing ethanol and 1,3-butanediol (P. tannophilus) and organic...

  9. Draft Genome Sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis CRL264, a Citrate-Fermenting Strain.

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    Zuljan, Federico; Espariz, Martín; Blancato, Victor S; Esteban, Luis; Alarcón, Sergio; Magni, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis CRL264, a natural strain isolated from artisanal cheese from northwest Argentina. L. lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis is one of the most important microorganisms used as starter culture around the world. The CRL264 strain constitutes a model microorganism in the studies on the generation of aroma compounds (diacetyl, acetoin, and 2,3-butanediol) by lactic acid bacteria. Our genome analysis shows similar genetic organization to other available genomes of L. lactis bv. diacetylactis strains. PMID:26847906

  10. Gamma radiolysis of long-term irradiated ethanol with and without additives

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    Long-term gamma irradiation of ethanol leads, in addition to low-molecular products, also to polymers which cause unwanted resinifications. The effects of long-term irradiation with doses up to 11 MGy on ethanol in the presence of air or in vacuum with and without additives are described. Depending on the purity of the alcohols and the dose 9 gaseous and up to 16 liquid radiolytic products have been determined by gas chromatography. Investigation of the effect of certain additives on the yield of polymerization showed that there was no possibility of decreasing the resinification. However, the formation of 2-butanone and butanediol was reduced. (author)

  11. Visualization study of the shrinkage void distribution in thermal energy storage capsules of different geometry

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    Revankar, Shripad T. [School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Croy, Travis [INEEL, Idaho Falls, ID 83404-5558 (United States)

    2007-01-15

    The presence of concentrated shrinkage voids in thermal energy storage systems employing encapsulated phase change material can cause serious problems when one attempts to melt the solidified phase change material for the next thermal cycle. Experiments were performed and void-formation phenomena with rectangular flat plate, spherical, and torus shape capsules were investigated. The initial void growth, distribution and the total void in the capsule were photographically studied from transparent capsules using cyclohexane, hexadecane, butanediol and octadecane as phase change materials. The observations on freezing process and the shrinkage void distribution are presented. (author)

  12. Preparation of polyacrylamide based monolith with immobilized pH gradient and its application for protein analysis

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    2007-01-01

    Monolithic materials were prepared in capillaries by in situ polymerization of acrylamide, glycidyl methacrylate and N,N′-memylenebisacrylamid in the presence of trinary porogens, including 1,4-butanediol, dodecanol and dimethyl sulphoxide. With Ampholine immobilized on the monolith by chemical bonding according to their pIs, the monolithic immobilized pH gradient (M-IPG) was prepared, and applied to the separation of four standard proteins. Compared with polyacrylate based M-IPG, the hydrophilicity of the new material was improved. It could not only avoid the adsorption of proteins, but also make the synthesized procedure simple, which showed great potential in the analysis of proteins.

  13. Mesoporous tertiary oxides via a novel amphiphilic approach

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    Bennett, Natasha; Hall, Simon R., E-mail: simon.hall@bristol.ac.uk, E-mail: Annela.Seddon@bristol.ac.uk [Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1FD, United Kingdom and Complex Functional Materials Group, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS (United Kingdom); Seddon, Annela M., E-mail: simon.hall@bristol.ac.uk, E-mail: Annela.Seddon@bristol.ac.uk; Hallett, James E. [H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL (United Kingdom); Kockelmann, Winfried [STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Ting, Valeska P. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY (United Kingdom); Sadasivan, Sajanikumari; Tooze, Robert P. [Sasol Technology (UK) Ltd, Purdie Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST (United Kingdom)

    2016-01-01

    We report a facile biomimetic sol-gel synthesis using the sponge phase formed by the lipid monoolein as a structure-directing template, resulting in high phase purity, mesoporous dysprosium- and gadolinium titanates. The stability of monoolein in a 1,4-butanediol and water mixture complements the use of a simple sol-gel metal oxide synthesis route. By judicious control of the lipid/solvent concentration, the sponge phase of monoolein can be directly realised in the pyrochlore material, leading to a porous metal oxide network with an average pore diameter of 10 nm.

  14. Excess molar volume and viscosity deviation for binary mixtures of polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether 250 with 1,2-alkanediols (C3-C6) at T = (293.15 to 323.15) K

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    In this work, density and viscosity have been determined for (polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether 250 + 1,2-propanediol, or 1,2-butanediol, or 1,2-pentanediol, or 1,2-hexanediol) binary systems over the whole concentration range at temperatures of (293.15, 303.15, 313.15, 323.15) K and atmospheric pressure. Experimental data of mixtures were used to calculate the excess molar volumes VE, and viscosity deviations Δη. These results were fitted by the Redlich-Kister polynomial relation to obtain the coefficients and standard deviations

  15. Simultaneous determination of gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and its analogues (GBL, 1.4-BD, GVL) in whole blood and urine by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry

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    Johansen, Sys Stybe; Windberg, Charlotte Norup

    2011-01-01

    A simple liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous identification and quantification of ¿-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), ¿-butyrolactone (GBL), 1.4-butanediol (1.4-BD), and ¿-valerolactone (GVL) in whole blood from forensic cases. The...... sample preparation of whole blood involved protein precipitation by acidic methanol. Urine samples were diluted and evaluated in relation to a control at the cutoff concentration. Hexadeutero GHB (GHB-d(6)) was used as the internal standard. Separation was achieved by reversed-phase chromatography, and...

  16. A FOURIER TRANSFORM INFRARED SPECTROSCOPIC STUDY OF THE REACTION BETWEEN POLY (VINYL PYRIDINE)S AND EPOXY COMPOUNDS

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    XUE Gi; JIANG Shankeng

    1987-01-01

    Chemical reactions between poly (vinyl pyridine)s and 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether and other epoxy compounds were studied by Fouriertransform infrared spectroscopy and other techniques. The epoxy group was found to react with the pyridine side group of poly (4-vinyl pyridine), forming crosslinked networks which contain cyclic amide structures. The reaction was also observed in the interfacial region of poly(vinyl pyridine) and γ-glycidoxy propyl trimethoxysilane hydrolyzate (γ-GPS) coatings on PET fiber substrates.Poly(2-vinyl pyridine) does not show the same reaction.

  17. Variations in Volatile Compounds in Bergamot during Curing%佛手挥发性物质在腌制过程中的变化

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    严赞开; 严奉伟

    2012-01-01

    以佛手鲜果及其腌制品为原料,通过超声波辅助水蒸气蒸馏技术,提取鲜佛手及其腌制品的挥发性物质,运用气相色谱-质谱联用技术对挥发性物质进行分析。结果表明:两种佛手挥发性物质提取率分别为0.76%和0.32%;新鲜佛手挥发性物质鉴定出31种化合物,其中以(Z)-2,3-丁二醇、(E)-2,3-丁二醇、D-柠檬烯、松油烯、α-松油醇、橙花醇、反式香叶醇等为主;在腌制过程中,不饱和烯烃类化合物损失较大,含量明显下降,其中有6种未检出;但糖类发酵导致(Z)-2,3-丁二醇、(E)-2,3-丁二醇的含量明显增加,这是佛手腌制后具有浓郁香甜风味的原因。%The volatile compositions of fresh and cured bergamot were analyzed by ultrasonic-assisted steam distillation coupled with GC-MS.The extraction rates of essential oil from fresh and cured bergamot were 0.76% and 0.32%,respectively.A total of 31 compounds were identified from fresh bergamot and(Z)-2,3-butanediol,(E)-2,3-butanediol,D-limomene,terpinene,αterpineol,neroli and trans-geraniol were predominant among them.During the process of curing,the loss of unsaturated alkenes was remarkable,and 6 unsaturated alkenes showed undetectable levels.However,the contents of(Z)-2,3-butanediol and(E)-2,3butanediol showed a notable increase as a result of carbohydrate fermentation,which was responsible for the strong sweet flavor of cured bergamot.

  18. DEVELOPMENT OF BIOSURFACTANT-MEDIATED OIL RECOVERY IN MODEL POROUS SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER SIMULATIONS OF BIOSURFACTANT-MEDIATED OIL RECOVERY

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    M.J. McInerney; S.K. Maudgalya; R. Knapp; M. Folmsbee

    2004-05-31

    Current technology recovers only one-third to one-half of the oil that is originally present in an oil reservoir. Entrapment of petroleum hydrocarbons by capillary forces is a major factor that limits oil recovery (1, 3, 4). Hydrocarbon displacement can occur if interfacial tension (IFT) between the hydrocarbon and aqueous phases is reduced by several orders of magnitude. Microbially-produced biosurfactants may be an economical method to recover residual hydrocarbons since they are effective at low concentrations. Previously, we showed that substantial mobilization of residual hydrocarbon from a model porous system occurs at biosurfactant concentrations made naturally by B. mojavensis strain JF-1 if a polymer and 2,3-butanediol were present (2). In this report, we include data on oil recovery from Berea sandstone experiments along with our previous data from sand pack columns in order to relate biosurfactant concentration to the fraction of oil recovered. We also investigate the effect that the JF-2 biosurfactant has on interfacial tension (IFT). The presence of a co-surfactant, 2,3-butanediol, was shown to improve oil recoveries possibly by changing the optimal salinity concentration of the formulation. The JF-2 biosurfactant lowered IFT by nearly 2 orders of magnitude compared to typical values of 28-29 mN/m. Increasing the salinity increased the IFT with or without 2,3-butanediol present. The lowest interfacial tension observed was 0.1 mN/m. Tertiary oil recovery experiments showed that biosurfactant solutions with concentrations ranging from 10 to 60 mg/l in the presence of 0.1 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1 g/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PHPA) recovered 10-40% of the residual oil present in Berea sandstone cores. When PHPA was used alone, about 10% of the residual oil was recovered. Thus, about 10% of the residual oil recovered in these experiments was due to the increase in viscosity of the displacing fluid. Little or no oil was recovered at

  19. Comparison between properties of polyurethane nano composites prepared by two different methods

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    In this work, a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer model based on polytetramethylene glycol. toluene diisocyanate and 1,4-butanediol was selected and synthesized. According to this model two types of polyurethane nano composites were prepared by in situ polymerization and melt intercalation procedures. The organo-modified nano clay was used in nano composites samples in 0.4 weight percent level. The prepared nano composites were studied by WAXD, tensile and thermal analysis. Thermal properties of the nano composites were higher than those of pure polyurethane elastomers. Nano composites prepared via melt intercalation method showed a lower tensile strength and hardness than those prepared through in situ polymerization method

  20. SYNTHESIS OF MESOGENIC POLYESTERS WITH 2-DICHLOROMETHYLHYDROQUINONE MOIETIES

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    Zhou Qifeng; Guo Ailan

    1995-01-01

    A series of novel mesogenic polyesters with 2-dichloromethylhydroquinone moieties were synthesized by polycondensation of the novel diacyl chloride monomer 2-dichloromethyl-1,4-bis (4'-chloroformylbenzoyl) oxybenzene(Ⅰ) with α, ω-polymethylenediols including ethylene glycol, 1,4-butanediol, 1,6-hexanediol and 1,10-decanediol. The diacyl chloride monomer was synthesized by simultaneous transformations of both the carboxy and formaldehyde groups of 2-formyl-1, 4-bis (4'-carboxybenzoyl)oxybenzene into acyl chloride and dichloromethyl groups respectively. The syntheses of the monomer (Ⅰ) and the polymers were reported.

  1. A NOVEL METHOD TO PREPARE CROSSLINKED POLYETHYLENEIMINE HOLLOW NANOSPHERES

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    2007-01-01

    A novel method to prepare crosslinked polyethyleneimine (CPEI) hollow nanospheres was reported.Uniform silica nanospheres were used as templates,3-aminopropyl trimethoxysilane (APS) was immobilized on the surface of silica nanospheres as couple agent.Aziridine was initiated ring-opening polymerization with the amino groups in APS to form polyethyleneimine (PEI) shell layer.1,4-Butanediol diacrylate was utilized to crosslink PEI polymeric shell.The silica nanospheres in core were etched by hydrofluoric acid to obtain hollow CPEI nanospheres.The hollow nanospheres were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS),transmission electron microscopy (TEM),and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).

  2. Mesoporous tertiary oxides via a novel amphiphilic approach

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    Natasha Bennett

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a facile biomimetic sol-gel synthesis using the sponge phase formed by the lipid monoolein as a structure-directing template, resulting in high phase purity, mesoporous dysprosium- and gadolinium titanates. The stability of monoolein in a 1,4-butanediol and water mixture complements the use of a simple sol-gel metal oxide synthesis route. By judicious control of the lipid/solvent concentration, the sponge phase of monoolein can be directly realised in the pyrochlore material, leading to a porous metal oxide network with an average pore diameter of 10 nm.

  3. Draft Genome Sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis CRL264, a Citrate-Fermenting Strain

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    Zuljan, Federico; Espariz, Martín; Blancato, Victor S.; Esteban, Luis; Alarcón, Sergio

    2016-01-01

    We report the draft genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis CRL264, a natural strain isolated from artisanal cheese from northwest Argentina. L. lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis is one of the most important microorganisms used as starter culture around the world. The CRL264 strain constitutes a model microorganism in the studies on the generation of aroma compounds (diacetyl, acetoin, and 2,3-butanediol) by lactic acid bacteria. Our genome analysis shows similar genetic organization to other available genomes of L. lactis bv. diacetylactis strains. PMID:26847906

  4. Preparation of films of a highly aligned lipid cubic phase

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    Squires, Adam; Hallett, J.E.; Beddoes, C. M.; Plivelic, T. S.; Seddon, A. M.

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate a method by which we can produce an oriented film of an inverse bicontinuous cubic phase (QII D) formed by the lipid monoolein (MO). By starting with the lipid as a disordered precursor (the L3 phase) in the presence of butanediol, we can obtain a film of the QII D phase showing a high degree of in-plane orientation by controlled dilution of the sample under shear within a linear flow cell. We demonstrate that the direction of orientation of the film is different from that foun...

  5. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF Si-CONTAINING POLYESTER-POLYETHER MULTIBLOCK COPOLYMERS

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    LI Zhenyi; ZHU Jin

    1996-01-01

    A series of Si-containing polyester-polyether multiblock copolymers were synthesized by transesterification and melt copolycondensation of organosilicon monomers [1, 1, 3, 3-tetramethyl-1, 3-bis (p-carbomethoxyphenyl) disiloxane] (I) or dimethyl bis (p-carbomethoxyphenyl) silane] (II) and dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), with 1, 4-butanediol, polytetramethylene glycol (PTMG) respectively. The organosilicon monomers were prepared by Grinard reaction, oxidation and esterification. The structures of the above monomers (Ⅰ), (Ⅱ) and the copolymers were characterized by MS anal. and 1H-NMR.

  6. Poly(butylene succinate) and its copolymers: research, development and industrialization.

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    Xu, Jun; Guo, Bao-Hua

    2010-11-01

    Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and its copolymers are a family of biodegradable polymers with excellent biodegradability, thermoplastic processability and balanced mechanical properties. In this article, production of the monomers succinic acid and butanediol, synthesis, processing and properties of PBS and its copolymers are reviewed. The physical properties and biodegradation rate of PBS materials can be varied in a wide range through copolymerization with different types and various contents of monomers. PBS has a wide temperature window for thermoplastic processing, which makes the resin suitable for extrusion, injection molding, thermoforming and film blowing. Finally, we summarized industrialization and applications of PBS. PMID:21058317

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

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

    2015-12-01

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

  8. Effect of capping and particle size on Raman laser-induced degradation of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles

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    Diol capped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles are prepared from ferric nitrate by refluxing in 1,4-butanediol (9.5nm) and 1,5-pentanediol (15nm) and uncapped particles are prepared by refluxing in 1,2-propanediol followed by sintering the alkoxide formed. X-ray diffraction (XRD) shows that all the samples have the spinel phase. Raman spectroscopy shows that the samples prepared in 1,4-butanediol and 1,5-pentanediol and 1,2-propanediol (sintered at 573 and 673K) are γ-Fe2O3 and the 773K-sintered sample is Fe3O4. Raman laser studies carried out at various laser powers show that all the samples undergo laser-induced degradation to α-Fe2O3 at higher laser power. The capped samples are however, found more stable to degradation than the uncapped samples. The stability of γ-Fe2O3 sample with large particle size (15.4nm) is more than the sample with small particle size (10.2nm). Fe3O4 having a particle size of 48nm is however less stable than the smaller γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles

  9. Effects of Dental Methacrylates on Oxygen Consumption and Redox Status of Human Pulp Cells

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    Giuseppina Nocca

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Several studies have already demonstrated that the incomplete polymerization of resin-based dental materials causes the release of monomers which might affect cell metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of triethylene glycol dimethacrylate, 1,4-butanediol dimethacrylate, urethane dimethacrylate, and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate on (1 cellular energy metabolism, evaluating oxygen consumption rate, glucose consumption, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity, and lactate production, and (2 cellular redox status, through the evaluation of glutathione concentration and of the activities of enzymes regulating glutathione metabolism. Methods. Human pulp cells were used and oxygen consumption was measured by means of a Clark electrode. Moreover, reactive oxygen species production was quantified. Enzymatic activity and glucose and lactate concentrations were determined through a specific kit. Results. Triethylene glycol dimethacrylate, 1,4-butanediol dimethacrylate, and 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate induced a decrease in oxygen consumption rate, an enhancement of glucose consumption, and lactate production, whilst glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and glutathione reductase activity were not significantly modified. Moreover, the monomers induced an increase of reactive oxygen species production with a consequent increase of superoxide dismutase and catalase enzymatic activities. A depletion of both reduced and total glutathione was also observed. Conclusion. The obtained results indicate that dental monomers might alter energy metabolism and glutathione redox balance in human pulp cells.

  10. Fundamental studies for microbial enhanced oil recovery field test; Biseibutsu koho (MEOR) fuirudo tesuto no tameno kisoteki kenkyu

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    Enomoto, H. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Dept. of Geoscience and Tech.; Fujiwara, K. [Kansai Research Inst., Kyoto (Japan). Lefescience Research Center; Yonebayashi, H. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Tech. Research Center

    2000-03-01

    This paper describes a series of experiments relevant to the screening of microbes to adapt and monitor the targeted microbes in the microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) process. Firstly, the samples of reservoir brine, soil of well site, drilling cuttings, and activated sludge were collected from domestic oil fields, drilling sites, sewage treatment facilities, and environmental conditions. To achieve higher oil recovery, metabolic products of isolates were individually evaluated. These isolates were also incubated in culture bottles packed with silica sands, to clarify the growth potential and metabolic activity in the micro culture space. By carrying out two stages of flooding experiments simulating the reservoir environment, the capability of isolates for improving oil recovery was evaluated, and the microbes were selected. Two gene-engineering techniques were established in parallel with the screening experiments for monitoring the microbes injected into the reservoir. These techniques are potentially capable of rapidly detecting the presence of injecting microbes; moreover, they are available and effective for studying the microbes relevant to the MEOR process. In addition, it was demonstrated that metabolic activity of the microbes capable of producing effective gas could be estimated based on the quantity of 2,3-butanediol found as a major end product of fermentation. The results of the huff and puff field test implied that the gene-engineering techniques established in this study and the metabolic activity analysis on 2,3-butanediol were effective for understanding the growth and metabolic activity of the microbes injected into the reservoir. (author)

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

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    Wu, Ruchun; Xu, Yunzhen; Liu, Dehua

    2011-03-01

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

  12. Performance of supercritical methanol in polyurethane degradation

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    Liu Lu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Polyurethane is a group of block copolymer which is composed of diisocyanate, chain extender, and polyol, including polyurethane foam, polyurethane elastomer, waterborne polyurethane, etc. This research focused on thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU which is formed with 4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI, poly(1,4-butanediol-hexanedioic acid diolpolyester(PBA and extended with 1,4-butanediol(BDO.The degradation of TPU was carried out with the help of methanol as the supercritical solvent. The SEM of the reaction residues revealed the process of the depolymerisation. The products were measured by GC-MS and found out to be PBA, BDO and 4,4’-methylene diphenyl carbamate(MDC which is themethylate of MDI.GC-FID, HPLC-UV and GPC were used to further analysis. The experimental results showed that supercritical methanol performed outstandingly in TPU recycling, it needed lower temperature and shorter time than regular methods. At 230°C/70min, over 90% raw materials of TPU could be recovered.

  13. Biotechnology for producing fuels and chemicals from biomass. Volume II. Fermentation chemicals from biomass

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    Villet, R. (ed.)

    1981-02-01

    The technological and economic feasibility of producing some selected chemicals by fermentation is discussed: acetone, butanol, acetic acid, citric acid, 2,3-butanediol, and propionic acid. The demand for acetone and butanol has grown considerably. They have not been produced fermentatively for three decades, but instead by the oxo and aldol processes. Improved cost of fermentative production will hinge on improving yields and using cellulosic feedstocks. The market for acetic acid is likely to grow 5% to 7%/yr. A potential process for production is the fermentation of hydrolyzed cellulosic material to ethanol followed by chemical conversion to acetic acid. For about 50 years fermentation has been the chief process for citric acid production. The feedstock cost is 15% to 20% of the overall cost of production. The anticipated 5%/yr growth in demand for citric acid could be enhanced by using it to displace phosphates in detergent manufacture. A number of useful chemicals can be derived from 2,3-butanediol, which has not been produced commercially on a large scale. R and D are needed to establish a viable commercial process. The commercial fermentative production of propionic acid has not yet been developed. Recovery and purification of the product require considerable improvement. Other chemicals such as lactic acid, isopropanol, maleic anhydride, fumarate, and glycerol merit evaluation for commercial fermentative production in the near future.

  14. Effect of Additives on Liner Properties of Case-bonded Composite Propellants

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    S. B. Navale

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available A thin layer of liner is applied to ensure a good bond between the insulator and the propellant in case-bonded rocket motors. It also acts as a protective shield for the insulatorby providing a limited fire protection effect. Liner compositions should preferably be based on the same binder system used in the propellant formulations. As the liner has to hold the propellant and the insulator without debond under all the environmental conditions, it plays a key role in predicted performance of a rocket motor. Hence, studies were carried out to improve the liner properties using various hydroxyl compounds, such as butanediol, cardanol, trimethylol propane, pyrogallol, etc as additives. Butanediol and phloroglucinol combination gave the best results in terms of mechanical properties and interface properties for the liner compositions. The effect of filler content on the liner properties was also studied. The results showed that higher filler content does not affect interface properties. Considering the fire retardancy effect and reinforcement of antimony trioxide (S£203, the formulation containing higher Sb2O3 was selected. The studies on pot life/castable life of liner showed that propellant could be cast up to 6 days after liner coating, without adversely affecting the bonding and the bond strength.

  15. Review of old chemistry and new catalytic advances in the on-purpose synthesis of butadiene.

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    Makshina, Ekaterina V; Dusselier, Michiel; Janssens, Wout; Degrève, Jan; Jacobs, Pierre A; Sels, Bert F

    2014-11-21

    Increasing demand for renewable feedstock-based chemicals is driving the interest of both academic and industrial research to substitute petrochemicals with renewable chemicals from biomass-derived resources. The search towards novel platform chemicals is challenging and rewarding, but the main research activities are concentrated on finding efficient pathways to produce familiar drop-in chemicals and polymer building blocks. A diversity of industrially important monomers like alkenes, conjugated dienes, unsaturated carboxylic acids and aromatic compounds are thus targeted from renewable feedstock. In this context, on-purpose production of 1,3-butadiene from biomass-derived feedstock is an interesting example as its production is under pressure by uncertainty of the conventional fossil feedstock. Ethanol, obtained via fermentation or (biomass-generated) syngas, can be converted to butadiene, although there is no large commercial activity today. Though practised on a large scale in the beginning of the 20th century, there is a growing worldwide renewed interest in the butadiene-from-ethanol route. An alternative route to produce butadiene from biomass is through direct carbohydrate and gas fermentation or indirectly via the dehydration of butanediols. This review starts with a brief discussion on the different feedstock possibilities to produce butadiene, followed by a comprehensive summary of the current state of knowledge regarding advances and achievements in the field of the chemocatalytic conversion of ethanol and butanediols to butadiene, including thermodynamics and kinetic aspects of the reactions with discussions on the reaction pathways and the type of catalysts developed. PMID:24993100

  16. The role of symmetry of chain extender in controlling the morphology of thermoplastic polyurethanes

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    Wamuo, Onyenkachi; Song, Cheng; Hsu, Shaw Ling

    Although polyurethane is a well-studied subject, the specific role of chain extender in the alteration of segmental dynamics and morphology formation has yet to be elucidated. Relatively low molecular weight thermoplastic polyurethanes synthesized from a two-step polymerization method were utilized in this study. The effect of the symmetry of chain extenders used in the polymerization on the morphological behavior has been studied. Comparison has been made for a number of chain extenders, including a symmetric 1,4 butanediol or 1,6 hexanediol and an asymmetric 1,2 propanediol or 1,3 butanediol. Using a combination of thermal analysis, spectroscopy and mechanical properties measurements, the development of morphological features were determined as a function of time and temperature. The symmetric chain-extended polyurethanes promotes the formation of hydrogen bonding, shows two glass transition temperatures consistent with a phase separation behavior and furthermore gives a more rigid, less extensible mechanical property when compared with the asymmetric chain-extended polyurethanes. In the latter case, the reacted polymer exhibits poor chain packing thus limiting the formation of robust hydrogen bonding behavior. It showed a singular glass transition representative of a more phase mixed system and shows more extensibility in terms of its mechanical behavior.

  17. PREPARATION OF EVOH MICROPOROUS MEMBRANES via THERMALLY INDUCED PHASE SEPARATION USING BINARY SOLVENTS

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    2007-01-01

    Microporous ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) flat membranes and hollow-fiber membranes with 38 mol% ethylene content were prepared via thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) using the mixture of 1,4-butanediol and poly(ethylene glycol)(PEG400) as diluents. Effects of the ratio of 1,4-butanediol to PEG400 on the phase diagrams, phase separation mechanism and membrane morphology were studied by small angle light scattering (SALS) measurements, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). It was found that by varying the composition of the binary solvent, the phase diagrams and membrane morphology can be controlled successfully. Moreover, the phase diagrams showed that broader regions of Liquid-Liquid (L-L) phase separation were obtained, as well as closer distances between L-L phase separation lines and Solid-Liquid (S-L) phase separation lines. Interconnected structures observed both in the flat membrane and hollow fiber membrane consist with the above results.

  18. Sorption and selective chromatographic properties of isomer-selective composite sorbent based on a eutectic mixture of nematic liquid crystals and perbenzoylated β-cyclodextrin

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    Onuchak, L. A.; Kapralova, T. S.; Kuraeva, Yu. G.; Belousova, Z. P.; Stepanova, R. F.

    2015-12-01

    Mesomorphic, sorption, and selective properties of a three-component sorbent based on a mixture of nematic ( N) liquid crystals of 4-methoxy-4'-ethoxyazoxybenzene (MEAB) and 4,4'-diethoxyazoxybenzene (azoxyphenetol, AOP) of an eutectic composition and heptakis-(2,3,6-tri- O-benzoyl)-β-cyclodextrin (Bz-β-CD) are studied. For 30 organic compounds of different classes with linear and cyclic molecular structures, including optical isomers of limonene, pinene, camphene, and butanediol-2,3, thermodynamic functions are determined for their gas-phase sorption using a three-component MEAB-AOP-Bz-β- CD sorbent (62: 28: 10 wt %). It is found that the investigated sorbent possesses high structural selectivity (αp/m = 1.128-1.059, 100-130°C, N) and moderate enantioselectivity (1.07-1.02) within a broad temperature range (95-170°C) including both mesomorphic and isotropic phases of the sorbent. It is shown that the enantioselectivity of the sorbent is apparent under conditions of both increasing retention when a chiral Bz-β-CD additive is introduced into the MEAB-AOP system (limonenes, pinenes, camphenes) and decreasing retention (butanediols-2,3).

  19. Simultaneous Determination of Five Alcohols in E-cigarette Emissions by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry%GC/MS法同时测定电子烟烟气释放物中的5种醇类化合物

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    段沅杏; 吴亿勤; 杨威; 杨继; 韩敬美; 田永峰; 赵伟; 杨柳; 陈永宽

    2015-01-01

    In order to accurately determine the contents of alcohols in e-cigarette emissions, a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) method was developed for simultaneously determining 1, 2-propylene glycol, 1,3-butanediol, glycerol, diethylene glycol and triethylene glycol, wherein 1, 4-butanediol was used as an internal standard. Sixteen samples of e-cigarette were tested by the developed method. The results showed that: 1) The limit of detection and limit of quantitation were 0.08-0.32 and 0.27-1.07 μg/puff, respectively; the recoveries were 90.0%-99.5% with the relative standard deviations (RSD) ranged from 1.20% to 4.93%. 2) 1,2-Propylene glycol and glycerin were detectable, while diethylene glycol and triethylene glycol were undetectable in all samples; and 1,3-butanediol was detectable in four samples. 3) This method was suitable for the qualitative and quantitative determination of 1,2-propylene glycol, 1,3-butanediol, glycerol, diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol in e-cigarette emissions.%为了准确测定电子烟烟气释放物中醇类化合物的量,以1,4-丁二醇为内标建立了同时检测电子烟烟气释放物中1,2-丙二醇、1,3-丁二醇、丙三醇、二甘醇和三甘醇的气相色谱/质谱(GC/MS)方法,采用该法测定了16种电子烟样品.结果表明:①该法的检出限和定量限范围在0.08~0.32 μg/口和0.27~1.07 μg/口之间;回收率在90.0%~99.5%之间,相对标准偏差(RSD)为1.20%~4.93%.②所测样品中均检出1,2-丙二醇、丙三醇,均未检出二甘醇和三甘醇;4个样品中检测出1,3-丁二醇.该法灵敏度高、定性准确,适合电子烟样品烟气释放物中1,2-丙二醇、1,3-丁二醇、丙三醇、二甘醇和三甘醇的定性定量分析.

  20. Effects of introducing heterologous pathways on microbial metabolism with respect to metabolic optimality

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    Kim, Hyun Uk; Kim, Byoungjin; Seung, Do Young; Yup Lee, Sang

    2014-01-01

    Although optimality of microbial metabolism under genetic and environmental perturbations is well studied, the effects of introducing heterologous reactions on the overall metabolism are not well understood. This point is important in the field of metabolic engineering because heterologous...... reactions are more frequently introduced into various microbial hosts. The genome-scale metabolic simulations of Escherichia coli strains engineered to produce 1,4-butanediol, 1,3-propanediol, and amorphadiene suggest that microbial metabolism shows much different responses to the introduced heterologous...... can be considered as engineering targets in systems metabolic engineering strategies. To our knowledge, this study is the first attempt to quantitatively characterize microbial metabolisms with different heterologous reactions. The suggested potential reasons behind each strain’s different metabolic...

  1. Chemical structures and thermal properties of polyesters obtained from different samples of bio diesel epoxidized; Estruturas quimicas e propriedades termicas de poliesteres obtidos a partir de diferentes tipos de biodiesel epoxidado

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    Samios, Dimitrios; Reiznautt, Quelen B.; Nicolau, Aline; Martini, Denise D.; Chagas, Arthur L. das, E-mail: dsamios@iq.ufrgs.b [Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (IQ/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Lab. de Instrumentacao e Dinamica Molecular

    2009-07-01

    In this work new structures from oligo esters and polyesters from different oils (olive oil, sunflower oil and linseed oil) were synthesized and characterized. Oligo esters and polyesters were synthesized from the reaction of fatty acid methyl epoxy-esters, obtained from different oils, with cis-1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic anhydride in the presence of triethylamine (TEA). Different amounts of the resin 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDGE) were added in order to increase the capacity of crosslinking. The molar ratio of BDGE used in system was between 0 and 0.066. The intermediate structures, as well as the oligo esters and polyesters produced, were analyzed by using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ({sup 1}H - NMR). The thermal behavior of the products was realized through differential scanning calorimetry and Thermogravimetric analyses. The presence of BDGE in the materials chains increases the bonding capacity resulting in a higher molecular weight material which presents good thermal stability. (author)

  2. Rapid preparation and characterization of methacrylate-based monoliths for chromatographic and electrophoretic separation.

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    Fan, Li-Qun; Zhang, Yu-Ping; Gong, Wen-Jun; Qu, Ling-Bo; Lee, Kwang-Pill

    2010-01-01

    Butyl-methacrylate-based porous monoliths were rapidly prepared in the fused-silica capillary with a 10-cm stripe of polyimide removed from its exterior. The photopolymerization could be carried out in 150 s using ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as a cross-linking agent; 1-propanol, 1,4-butanediol, and water as tri-porogenic solvents; and Irgacure 1800 as a photo-initiator. The effect of different morphologies on the efficiency and retention properties was investigated using pressure-assisted CEC (p-CEC), CEC, and low pressure-assisted liquid chromatography modes (LPLC). Baseline separation of the model analytes was respectively achieved including thiourea, toluene, naphthalene, and biphenyl with the lowest theoretical height up to 8.0 microm for thiourea in the mode of p-CEC. Furthermore, the influence of the tri-porogenic solvents on the morphology of methacrylate-based monoliths was systematically studied with mercury intrusion porosimetry and scanning electron microscopy. PMID:20515536

  3. Characterization of Volatile Components in Makgeolli, a Traditional Korean Rice Wine, with or without Pasteurization, During Storage

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    Sang Hoon Song

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Changes in the volatile components of unpasteurized and pasteurized makgeolli during 30 days of storage were investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS and GC-olfactometry (GC-O. A total of 11 odor-active compounds such as 3-methyl-1-butanol (isoamyl alcohol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2,3-butanediol, butanoic acid, 3-methylbutanoic acid (isovaleric acid, 2-methylbutanoic acid, 3-(methylthio-1-propanol (methionol, 2-phenylethanol, ethyl decanoate, ethyl dodecanoate, and ethyl tetradecanoate were determined in both the pasteurized and unpasteurized makgeolli during 30 days of storage. Although there were no significant differences in the concentrations of odor-active compounds at the initial storage time, most of odor-active compounds were more significantly increased in unpasteurized makgeolli compared to the pasteurized one during the storage period.

  4. Radiation chemistry of liquor: Pt. 4

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    The effect of the concentrate of liquor made from dried sweet potato on the proliferation of tetrahymena pyriformis has been studied. The toxicity of d-2,3-butanediol and ethanol have also been investigated by the tetrahymena pyriformis and it has been found that they did not produce the effect on the propagation of the cell up to 250 and 1000 ppm, separately. The unirradiated concentrate of the different batch liquors all appear more or less inhibition on the proliferation of tetrahymena pyriformis. The effect is more remarkable for the concentrate of the irradiated liquors and is strengthened as increase of adsorbed dose. It shows that the toxicity of the concentrate of the irradiated liquor to tetrahymena pyriformis may be related to the quality of the dried sweet potato used and the formation of radiolytic products with higher boiling point

  5. Carbon recovery by fermentation of CO-rich off gases - Turning steel mills into biorefineries.

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    Molitor, Bastian; Richter, Hanno; Martin, Michael E; Jensen, Rasmus O; Juminaga, Alex; Mihalcea, Christophe; Angenent, Largus T

    2016-09-01

    Technological solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from anthropogenic sources are required. Heavy industrial processes, such as steel making, contribute considerably to GHG emissions. Fermentation of carbon monoxide (CO)-rich off gases with wild-type acetogenic bacteria can be used to produce ethanol, acetate, and 2,3-butanediol, thereby, reducing the carbon footprint of heavy industries. Here, the processes for the production of ethanol from CO-rich off gases are discussed and a perspective on further routes towards an integrated biorefinery at a steel mill is given. Recent achievements in genetic engineering as well as integration of other biotechnology platforms to increase the product portfolio are summarized. Already, yields have been increased and the portfolio of products broadened. To develop a commercially viable process, however, the extraction from dilute product streams is a critical step and alternatives to distillation are discussed. Finally, another critical step is waste(water) treatment with the possibility to recover resources. PMID:27095410

  6. Thermal behavior and gelling interactions of Mesona Blumes gum and rice starch mixture.

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    Feng, Tao; Ye, Ran; Zhuang, Haining; Fang, Zhongxiang; Chen, Hanqing

    2012-09-01

    In this research, thermal behavior and gelling interactions of Mesona Blumes gum (MBG)/rice starch mixture were extensively investigated. MBG/rice starch gel displayed significant endothermal and exothermal properties at different MBG concentrations, indicating essential interactions between MBG and rice starch. In addition, the gelling interaction between MBG and rice starch was studied by using hydrogen-bond forming agents (1,4-butanediol, ethane-1,2-diol, glycerol) and hydrogen-bond breaking agents (urea, tetramethyl urea, ethanol, methanol) on rheological spectra. The results indicated that the hydrogen bond between MBG, rice starch and water might be the major force of maintaining the complete structure of the mixed gel. Their hypothetic interactions have been schemed in computer using hyperchem 8.0. PMID:24751091

  7. Metal organic framework MIL-101(Cr) for dehydration reactions

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    M Suresh; B David Raju; K S Rama Rao; K Raveendranath Reddy; M Lakshmi Kantam; Pavuluri Srinivasu

    2014-03-01

    Porous chromium terephthalate MIL-101 (Cr-MIL-101) has been prepared by direct method under hydrothermal conditions and characterized using X-ray diffraction, N2 sorption, TGA and FT-IR. The nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm shows that the Cr-MIL-101 possesses BET specific surface area of 2563 m2/g. Catalytic performance of Cr-MIL-101 in the dehydration of 1,4-butanediol and 1-phenylethanol is assessed under vapour phase conditions in the temperature range of 513-533 K and time on stream (TOS) at 513 K. Cr-MIL-101 demonstrates superior catalytic activity with conversion of 95% of 1-phenylethanol. Moreover, high surface area and nanocages with coordinated unsaturated sites of Cr-MIL-101 have allowed us to attain higher dehydrated products selectivity than Cr-supported activated carbon (Cr/AC), amberlyst-15 and HZSM-5 catalysts.

  8. The Antitumor Components from Marine-derived Bacterium Streptoverticillium luteoverticillatum 11014 Ⅱ

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    LI Dehai; ZHU Tianjiao; FANG Yuchun; LIU Hongbing; GU Qianqun; ZHU Weiming

    2007-01-01

    Eight known compounds were isolated from a marine-derived bacterium Streptoverticillium luteoverticillatum 11014 using bioassay-guided fractionations. Their structures were identified by spectral analysis as bis (4-hydroxybenzyl) ether (1), p-hydroxyphenylethyl alcohol (2), N-(4-hydroxyphenethyl) acetamide (3), indole-3 carboxylic acid methyl ester (4), dibenzo[b,e] [1,4]dioxine (5), thymine (6), cytosine deoxyribonucleoside (7) and 2, 3-butanediol (8). These compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxic activities against K562 cell line with the SRB method for the first time. Compounds 2 and 4 showed cytotoxcities with IC50 values of 101.1 and 165.3 μmolL-1, respectively. All compounds were isolated from S. luteoverticillatum 11014 for the first time.

  9. A novel solid-solid phase change heat storage material with polyurethane block copolymer structure

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    A novel polymeric solid-solid phase change heat storage material (PCM) with polyurethane block copolymer structure (PUPCM) composed of high molecule weight polyethylene glycol (PEG) as soft segment, 4,4'-diphenylmethane diissyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) as a chain extender were synthesized by a two step process. DSC, POM, SEM and WAXD tests were performed to investigate the phase transition behaviors and crystalline morphology. The results indicated that the PUPCM showed typical solid-solid phase transition properties, e.g. suitable transition temperature, high transition enthalpy and good thermal stability. It is a functional polyurethane with good energy storage effect, and the heat storage mechanism of PUPCM is the transfer between crystalline and amorphous states of the soft segment PEG of PUPCM, and the hard segment, serving as 'physical cross-links', restricted the molecular chain of the soft segment's free movement at high temperature. Thus, PUPCM can keep its solid state in the transition processing

  10. Mechanical Properties and Morphology of the Clay/Waterborne Polyurethane Nanocomposite

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    ZHANG Yongcheng; WANG Junwei; ZHAO Yuhua; KANG maoqing; WANG Xinkui

    2006-01-01

    Stable clay/waterborne polyurethane nanocompostie dispersions were synthesized by sulfonated poly ( butylene adipate ) diol , 4,4-diphenylmethane diisocyanate , dimethyl propionic acid, 1,4-butanediol, triethyl anine and clay-water dispersion through a route named prepolymer acetone mixing progress. The reinforced mechanical properties and thermal resistance of films casting from it were examined by dynamic mechanical analyses (DMA), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) and tensile tests. Furthermore, the morphology of these nanocompostie films and dispersions were observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy( SEM), wide-angle X-ray diffraction analyses( WXRD ). The experimental results reveal that the clay could be predominantly dispersed in the pristine polymer forming nanocomposties, and evidendy enhanced the tensile properties and modulus of it. Additionally, the best-reinforced effect could occur when the clay content was near 1 wt% .

  11. On-line detection of illicit substances in liquid phase with proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS)

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    The direct aqueous injection (DAI) technique was recently utilized for the detection of illicit substances in liquid phase. DAI turns out to be an ideal solution for direct analysis of liquid samples, since we can make good use of the outstanding advantages, such as real-time analysis, no sample preparation, low detection limits and short response time. Differences in TNT concentration in the water could be seen dependent on time and original size of the pieces and we could demonstrate a linear correlation between the concentration in liquid and the PTR-MS signal. Furthermore, we were also able to demonstrate that this method is capable of detecting minute traces of ''rape drugs'', i.e. γ-butyrolactone and 1,4-butanediol, in liquids. This new method achieving sensitivities in the around 100 pptw range appears therefore well suited for the fight against drug crime and terrorism and for the evaluation of contamination of ammunition dumping sites.

  12. Physical and chemical properties of γ-irradiated EVOH film

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    The effects of γ-irradiation on ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) were investigated. Oxygen permeability decreased as irradiation dose increased in non-oriented (EF-CR), biaxially oriented (EF-XL) EVOH, and nylon/EVOH/PP. Irradiation increased tensile strength (TS) and elongation at break (%E) of EF-CR; whereas, TS of EF-XL was not significantly changed and %E of EF-XL decreased. Irradiation had no effect on TS and %E of nylon/EVOH/PP. Four volatile compounds, ε-caprolactam, 2-propyldecanol, 2-butyloctanol, and 2,3-diethyl-2,3-dimethyl-1,4-butanediol, were detected after irradiation. Optical properties were not changed

  13. Cell Break: How Cell-Free Biology Is Finally Putting the Engineering Back in Bioengineering.

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    Fischer, Shannon

    2016-01-01

    In 2011, the California-based company Genomatica reported its success in rigging Escherichia coli microbes to convert sugar into the industrial chemical 1,4-butanediol (BDO). It was a feat of metabolic engineering: BDO is a key ingredient in the production of goods like running shoes, solvents, and spandex. At the time of the company?s announcement, 2.8 billion tons of BDO were produced every year in a multistep, fossil fuel-based process. Genomatica?s system neatly reduced all of that into a cheap, sustainable, one-step fermentation process. The company spent another year refining its technique and finally went commercial with the platform in late 2012. From start to commercialization, the process took about five years. PMID:26978845

  14. Thermal stability of segmented polyurethane elastomers reinforced by clay particles

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    Pavličević Jelena

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to determine the influence of clay nanoparticles on thermal properties of segmented polyurethanes based on hexamethylene- diisocyanate, aliphatic polycarbonate diol and 1,4-butanediol as chain extender. The organically modified particles of montmorillonite and bentonite were used as reinforcing fillers. The structure of elastomeric materials was varied either by diol type or chain extender content. The ratio of OH groups from diol and chain extender (R was either 1 or 10. Thermal properties of prepared materials were determined using modulated differential scanning calorimetry (MDSC. Thermal stability of obtained elastomers has been studied by simultaneously thermogravimetry coupled with DSC. The glass transition temperature, Tg, of soft segments for all investigated samples was about -33°C. On the basis of DTG results, it was concluded that obtained materials were very stable up to 300°C.

  15. Curing mechanism of TDE-85/MeTHPA epoxy resin modified by polyurethane

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    LI Zhi-hua; ZHENG Zi-qiao; REN Dong-yan; HUANG Yao-peng

    2007-01-01

    Diglycidyl 4,5-epoxy tetrahydro phthalate/methyl tetrahydrophthalic anhydride (TDE-85/MeTHPA) epoxy resin modified by polyurethane (PU) was prepared with 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BDO), trimethylol propane (TMP) and polyurethane prepolymer synthesized by polypropylene glycol and toluene diisocynate. Chemical reaction and curing mechanism of this system were discussed by incorporating the results of infra spectrum analysis. The results indicate that the epoxy polymeric network Ⅰ is obtained by the curing reaction between TDE-85 and MeTHPA, while the PU polymeric network Ⅱ is obtained by the chain-extended and crosslinking reaction between 1,4-BDO, TMP and polyurethane prepolymer(PUP). The graft chemical bonds are formed between polymer networks Ⅰ and Ⅱ that therefore increase the degree of blend and compatibility between epoxy polymer and PU.

  16. Effect of different polyol-based plasticizers on thermal properties of polyvinyl alcohol:starch blends.

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    Aydın, Ahmet Alper; Ilberg, Vladimir

    2016-01-20

    A series of gelatinized polyvinyl alcohol (PVA):starch blends were prepared with various polyol-based plasticizers in 5 wt%, 15 wt% and 25 wt% ratios via solution casting method. The obtained films were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Remarkable changes have been observed in glass-transition temperature (Tg) and thermal stability of the samples containing varying concentrations of different plasticizers and they have been discussed in detail with respect to the conducted thermal and chemical analyses. The observed order of Tg point depression of the samples containing 15 wt% plasticizer is 1,4-butanediol - 1,2,6-hexanetriol--pentaerythriyol--xylitol--mannitol, which is similar to the sequence of the thermal stability changes of the samples. PMID:26572374

  17. Migration of additives from poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) tubes into aqueous media

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    Wang, Qian; Storm, Birgit Kjærside

    2005-01-01

    The stability and migration product of medical PVC tubes plasticized with polyadipates were investigated by ageing in phosphate buffer at pH 1.679 and water at different temperatures. Changes in the PVC tubes were studied by wtaer absorption, weight loss, Fourier infrared spectroscopy (FTIR...... only a small amount of adipic acid migrated when a tube was aged at 37 C in water and phosphate buffer (pH 1.679), and at 70 C in water after 56 days. However, when aged at 70 and 110 C, gradual deactivation of heat stabilizer after 21 days of ageing in buffer solution and separation of plasticizer...... from PVC matrix occurred. When the tube was aged at 110 C, significant degradation of both polyadipates and PVC were observed. Adipic acid and 1,4-butanediol monomers and oligomers of polyadipate were the major migration products from polyadipates in the water ageing solution, while only a relatively...

  18. Synthesis and characterization of bio-based polyurethane from benzoylated cashewnut husk tannins

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    A J Sunija; S Siva Ilango; K P Vinod Kumar

    2014-05-01

    Benzoylated tannin prepared by benzoylation of cashewnut husk tannin, was treated with hexame-thylenediisocyanate in the presence of 1,4-butanediol as an extender to prepare thermosetting polyurethane. The sample was characterized using FT–IR and 13C NMR spectra. Thermal, morphological, physico-chemical and electrical properties were also investigated. Polyurethane obtained was sensitive to moisture but had very good solvent resistance. Results show that g of the sample is 260 °C and thermal decomposition begins at 280 °C. The dielectric constant varies randomly with temperature. The conductivity of the sample was found to increase with increase in temperature but shows random variation at 90 and 150 °C

  19. Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Biodegradable Polymers Derived from Diols and Dicarboxylic Acids: From Polyesters to Poly(ester amides

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    Angélica Díaz

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Poly(alkylene dicarboxylates constitute a family of biodegradable polymers with increasing interest for both commodity and speciality applications. Most of these polymers can be prepared from biobased diols and dicarboxylic acids such as 1,4-butanediol, succinic acid and carbohydrates. This review provides a current status report concerning synthesis, biodegradation and applications of a series of polymers that cover a wide range of properties, namely, materials from elastomeric to rigid characteristics that are suitable for applications such as hydrogels, soft tissue engineering, drug delivery systems and liquid crystals. Finally, the incorporation of aromatic units and α-amino acids is considered since stiffness of molecular chains and intermolecular interactions can be drastically changed. In fact, poly(ester amides derived from naturally occurring amino acids offer great possibilities as biodegradable materials for biomedical applications which are also extensively discussed.

  20. Microstructural organization of polydimethylsiloxane based polyurethane block copolymers

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    Hernandez, Rebeca; Weksler, Jadwiga; Padsalgikar, Ajay; Runt, James

    2007-03-01

    Microphase separation was investigated for polyurethane block copolymers synthesized from MDI and 1,4 butanediol as the hard segments, and poly(hexamethyleneoxide) (MW ˜ 700) and bis(6-hydroxyethoxypropyl) poly(dimethylsiloxane) as soft segments (MW ˜ 1000). The neat PDMS-based diol presents two segmental relaxations corresponding to the principle siloxane repeat unit and to the hydroxyethoxypropyl end group segments, respectively. When incorporated in the polyurethane, the siloxane units form a phase without intermixing with hard segments and the polyether end group segments are mixed with the second macrodiol and some short hard segment sequences. The microdomain morphology was characterized by atomic force microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering, and the scattering data were analyzed using an approach based on a modified core-shell model. The model includes core hard segment particles (MDI-BDO), surrounded by a mixed polyether shell (PHMO and hydroxyethoxypropyl end group segments), and a matrix composed of the siloxane units.

  1. Surface Characteristics of Cotton/ Polyester Fabric Coated with Poly-urethane Elastomers Cured Thermally or by Using Gamma Irradiation

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    Different Polyurethane (PU) elastomerics formulations were prepared by using 4, 4'-diphenyl methane diisocyanate, polyol (castor oil; CO), chain extender (1,4-butanediol); CE and catalyst. The prepared PU formulations were applied as coating films up on the cotton/ polyester blend fabric surface. The specimens were cured to complete the reaction of the PU spell, either thermally (140°C) or by using γ-rays at different doses (30-150 kGy). The PU layer formed up on the fabric surface was characterized by using Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR). The effects of CE percent and the used curing system on the coated fabrics properties, such as mechanical properties, thermal stability, water absorbance, crease recovery and surface morphology were investigated. The results showed that the increasing of CE percent and the irradiation dose lead to improving the tensile strength; MPa and the thermal stability, while, the elongation at break (%), crease recovery and water absorbance were decreased.

  2. Chemical structures and thermal properties of polyesters obtained from different samples of bio diesel epoxidized

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    In this work new structures from oligo esters and polyesters from different oils (olive oil, sunflower oil and linseed oil) were synthesized and characterized. Oligo esters and polyesters were synthesized from the reaction of fatty acid methyl epoxy-esters, obtained from different oils, with cis-1,2-cyclohexanedicarboxylic anhydride in the presence of triethylamine (TEA). Different amounts of the resin 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDGE) were added in order to increase the capacity of crosslinking. The molar ratio of BDGE used in system was between 0 and 0.066. The intermediate structures, as well as the oligo esters and polyesters produced, were analyzed by using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H - NMR). The thermal behavior of the products was realized through differential scanning calorimetry and Thermogravimetric analyses. The presence of BDGE in the materials chains increases the bonding capacity resulting in a higher molecular weight material which presents good thermal stability. (author)

  3. Classification of red wines using suitable markers coupled with multivariate statistic analysis.

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    Geana, Elisabeta Irina; Popescu, Raluca; Costinel, Diana; Dinca, Oana Romina; Ionete, Roxana Elena; Stefanescu, Ioan; Artem, Victoria; Bala, Camelia

    2016-02-01

    Methodologies for chemometric classification of five authentic red wine varieties from Murfatlar wine center, Romania, young and aged are reported. The discriminant analysis based on several anthocyanins, organic acids, (13)C/(12)C, (18)O/(16)O and D/H isotopic ratios, (1)H and (13)C NMR fingerprints revealed a very satisfactory categorization of the wines, both in terms of variety and vintage, thus illustrating the validity of selected variables for wine authentication purposes. LDA applied to the combined data shows 85.7% classification of wines according to grape variety and 71.1% classification of wines according to vintage year, including a control wine set for each categorization, thus allowing an accurate interpretation of the data. Thereby, anthocyanins, certain anthocyanin ratios, oxalic, shikimic, lactic, citric and succinic acids, sugars like glucose, amino acids like histidine, leucine, isoleucine and alanine, and also 2,3-butanediol, methanol, glycerol and isotopic variables were significant for classification of wines. PMID:26304442

  4. Effects of Polybenzoxazine on Shape Memory Properties of Polyurethanes with Amorphous and Crystalline Soft Segments

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    Senlong Gu

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper evaluates the role of minor component polybenzoxazine (PB on shape-memory properties of polyurethanes (PU with glassy and crystalline soft segments. The polymer compounds were prepared in two steps. In the first step, benzoxazine, polyurethane pre-polymer, and chain extender butanediol (BD were mixed into a solution followed by chain-extension of the pre-polymer with BD. In the second step, benzoxazine was polymerized at 180 °C for 3 h to obtain shape memory polymer compounds. The atomic force microscopy images revealed that the PB-phase formed uniform dispersions in PU. The presence of PB-phase induced shape-memory behavior in non-shape memory PU with amorphous soft segment and significantly improved the values of shape fixity, recovery ratio, and recovery stress in shape memory polyurethane with crystalline soft segment.

  5. Design and Control of Glycerol-tert-Butyl Alcohol Etherification Process

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    Elena Vlad

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Design, economics, and plantwide control of a glycerol-tert-butyl alcohol (TBA etherification plant are presented. The reaction takes place in liquid phase, in a plug flow reactor, using Amberlyst 15 as a catalyst. The products' separation is achieved by two distillation columns where high-purity ethers are obtained and a section involving extractive distillation with 1,4-butanediol as solvent, which separates TBA from the TBA/water azeotrope. Details of design performed in AspenPlus and an economic evaluation of the process are given. Three plantwide control structures are examined using a mass balance model of the plant. The preferred control structure fixes the fresh glycerol flow rate and the ratio glycerol + monoether : TBA at reactor-inlet. The stability and robustness in the operation are checked by rigorous dynamic simulation in AspenDynamics.

  6. Process development of short-chain polyols synthesis from corn stover by combination of enzymatic hydrolysis and catalytic hydrogenolysis

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    Zhen-Hong Fang

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Currently short-chain polyols such as ethanediol, propanediol, and butanediol are produced either from the petroleum feedstock or from the starch-based food crop feedstock. In this study, a combinational process of enzymatic hydrolysis with catalytic hydrogenolysis for short-chain polyols production using corn stover as feedstock was developed. The enzymatic hydrolysis of the pretreated corn stover was optimized to produce stover sugars at the minimum cost. Then the stover sugars were purified and hydrogenolyzed into polyols products catalyzed by Raney nickel catalyst. The results show that the yield of short-chain polyols from the stover sugars was comparable to that of the corn-based glucose. The present study provided an important prototype for polyols production from lignocellulose to replace the petroleum- or corn-based polyols for future industrial applications.

  7. Liquefaction of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) core for wood laminating adhesive.

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    Juhaida, M F; Paridah, M T; Mohd Hilmi, M; Sarani, Z; Jalaluddin, H; Mohamad Zaki, A R

    2010-02-01

    A study was carried out to produce polyurethane (PU) as a wood laminating adhesive from liquefied kenaf core (LKC) polyols by reacting it with toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (TDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO). The LKC polyurethane (LKCPU) adhesive has a molecular weight (MW) of 2666, viscosity of 5370 mPa s, and solids content of 86.9%. The average shear strength of the rubberwood (RW) bonded with LKCPU adhesive was 2.9 MPa. Most of the sheared specimens experienced a total adhesive failure. The formation of air bubbles through the liberation of carbon dioxide was observed to reduce the adhesive penetration and bonding strength which was obviously seen on the sheared specimens. The percentage of catalyst used can be varied based on the usage and working time needed. Nonetheless, the physical properties of LKCPU produced in this work had shown good potential as edge-bonding adhesive. PMID:19833509

  8. Features of the sorption redistribution of hydrocarbons and alcohols in a gas-supramolecular liquid crystal system

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    Onuchak, L. A.; Ukolova, D. A.; Burmatnova, T. S.; Kuraeva, Yu. G.; Kuvshinova, S. A.; Burmistrov, V. A.; Stepanova, R. F.

    2015-01-01

    Thermodynamic characteristics of the sorption redistribution of hydrocarbons (C8-C12 n-alkanes, C10H16 terpenes, xylene isomers) and alcohols (C3-C5 alkanols, butanediol-2,3, menthol) in a gas-4-(3-hydroxypropyloxy)-4'-formylazobenzene (HPOFAB) supramolecular smectic-nematic liquid crystal system are studied via inverse gas chromatography. The sorption capacity of HPOFAB with respect to nonmesogene sorbates is found to be strongly diminished due to its associated structure, especially in the smectic A phase. Great positive deviations from the Raoult law in the studied nonmesogene-HPOFAB systems are observed not only in mesophases, but also in the isotropic HPOFAB phase, which has a high selectivity to para- and meta-xylenes, in contrast to the isotropic phases of classic (non-associated) liquid crystals.

  9. Conservation and diversity of seed associated endophytes in Zea across boundaries of evolution, ethnography and ecology.

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    Full Text Available Endophytes are non-pathogenic microbes living inside plants. We asked whether endophytic species were conserved in the agriculturally important plant genus Zea as it became domesticated from its wild ancestors (teosinte to modern maize (corn and moved from Mexico to Canada. Kernels from populations of four different teosintes and 10 different maize varieties were screened for endophytic bacteria by culturing, cloning and DNA fingerprinting using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (TRFLP of 16S rDNA. Principle component analysis of TRFLP data showed that seed endophyte community composition varied in relation to plant host phylogeny. However, there was a core microbiota of endophytes that was conserved in Zea seeds across boundaries of evolution, ethnography and ecology. The majority of seed endophytes in the wild ancestor persist today in domesticated maize, though ancient selection against the hard fruitcase surrounding seeds may have altered the abundance of endophytes. Four TRFLP signals including two predicted to represent Clostridium and Paenibacillus species were conserved across all Zea genotypes, while culturing showed that Enterobacter, Methylobacteria, Pantoea and Pseudomonas species were widespread, with γ-proteobacteria being the prevalent class. Twenty-six different genera were cultured, and these were evaluated for their ability to stimulate plant growth, grow on nitrogen-free media, solubilize phosphate, sequester iron, secrete RNAse, antagonize pathogens, catabolize the precursor of ethylene, produce auxin and acetoin/butanediol. Of these traits, phosphate solubilization and production of acetoin/butanediol were the most commonly observed. An isolate from the giant Mexican landrace Mixteco, with 100% identity to Burkholderia phytofirmans, significantly promoted shoot potato biomass. GFP tagging and maize stem injection confirmed that several seed endophytes could spread systemically through the plant. One seed

  10. Synthesis and characterization of hyaluronic acid/human-like collagen hydrogels

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    Injectable hydrogel plays an important role in soft tissue filling and repair. We report an injectable hydrogel based on hyaluronic acid (HA) and human-like collagen (HLC), both with favorable biocompatibility and biodegradability. These two types of biomacromolecules were crosslinked with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether to form a three-dimensional network. The redundant crosslinker was removed by dialysis and distillation. An HA-based hydrogel prepared by the same method was used as a control. The cytocompatibility was studied with a Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) test. Carbazole colorimetry was used to analyze the in vitro degradation rate. The histocompatibility was evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) staining analysis and immunohistochemical analysis. The CCK-8 assay demonstrated that the HA/HLC hydrogel was less cytotoxic than the HA-based hydrogel and could promote baby hamster kidney cell (BHK) proliferation. The cell adhesion indicated that BHK could grow well on the surface of the materials and maintain good cell viability. The in vitro degradation test showed that the HA/HLC hydrogel had a longer degradation time and an excellent antienzyme ability. In vivo injection showed that there was little inflammatory response to HA/HLC after 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Therefore, the HA/HLC hydrogel is a promising biomaterial for soft tissue filling and repair. - Highlights: • Human-like collagen was used with hyaluronic acid to prepare soft tissue filling meterials. • 1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) was introduced to treat the hydrogels. • The addition of human-like collagen could improve the biological properties of hydrogels

  11. Carbonate phosphonium salts as catalysts for the transesterification of dialkyl carbonates with diols. The competition between cyclic carbonates and linear dicarbonate products.

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    Selva, Maurizio; Caretto, Alessio; Noè, Marco; Perosa, Alvise

    2014-06-28

    At 90-120 °C, in the presence of methylcarbonate and bicarbonate methyltrioctylphosphonium salts as catalysts ([P8881][A]; [A] = MeOCO2 and HOCO2), the transesterification of non-toxic dimethyl- and diethyl-carbonate (DMC and DEC, respectively) with 1,X-diols (2 ≤ X ≤ 6) proceeds towards the formation of cyclic and linear products. In particular, 1,2-propanediol and ethylene glycol afford propylene- and ethylene-carbonate with selectivity and yields up to 95 and 90%, respectively; while, the reaction of DMC with higher diols such 1,3-butanediol, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, 1,3-propanediol, 2,2-dimethyl, 1,3-propanediol, 1,4-butanediol and 1,6-hexanediol produce linear C8-C10 dicarbonates of general formula MeOC(O)O∼∼∼OC(O)OMe as the almost exclusive products. Of note, these dicarbonate derivatives are not otherwise accessible in good yields by other conventional base catalyzed methods. Among 1,3-diols, the only exception was 2-methyl 2,4-pentandiol that yields the corresponding cyclic carbonate, i.e. 4,4,6-trimethyl-1,3-dioxan-2-one. In no one case, polycarbonates are observed. Such remarkable differences of product distributions are ascribed to the structure (branching and relative position of OH groups) of diols and to the role of cooperative (nucleophilic and electrophilic) catalysis which has been proved for onium salts. The investigated carbonate salts are not only effective in amounts as low as 0.5 mol%, but they are highly stable and recyclable. PMID:24825024

  12. Gluconic acid production by gad mutant of Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Wang, Dexin; Wang, Chenhong; Wei, Dong; Shi, Jiping; Kim, Chul Ho; Jiang, Biao; Han, Zengsheng; Hao, Jian

    2016-08-01

    Klebsiella pneumoniae produces many economically important chemicals. Using glucose as a carbon source, the main metabolic product in K. pneumoniae is 2,3-butanediol. Gluconic acid is an intermediate of the glucose oxidation pathway. In the current study, a metabolic engineering strategy was used to develop a gluconic acid-producing K. pneumoniae strain. Deletion of gad, resulting in loss of gluconate dehydrogenase activity, led to the accumulation of gluconic acid in the culture broth. Gluconic acid accumulation by K. pneumoniae Δgad was an acid-dependent aerobic process, with accumulation observed at pH 5.5 or lower, and at higher levels of oxygen supplementation. Under all other conditions tested, 2,3-butanediol was the main metabolic product of the process. In fed batch fermentation, a final concentration of 422 g/L gluconic acid was produced by K. pneumoniae Δgad, and the conversion ratio of glucose to gluconic acid reached 1 g/g. The K. pneumoniae Δgad described in this study is the first genetically modified strain used for gluconic acid production, and this optimized method for gluconic acid production may have important industrial applications. Gluconic acid is an intermediate of this glucose oxidation pathway. Deletion of gad, resulting in loss of gluconate dehydrogenase activity, led to the accumulation of gluconic acid in the culture broth. In fed batch fermentation, a final concentration of 422 g/L gluconic acid was produced by the K. pneumoniae Δgad strain, and the conversion ratio of glucose to gluconic acid reached 1 g/g. PMID:27339313

  13. Oxovanadium alkoxides: Structure, reactivity, and 51V NMR characteristics. Crystal and molecular structures of VO(OCH2CH2Cl)3 and VOCl2(THF)2H2O

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    The vanadyl esters VO(OR)3 (R = Me, Et, Pr, iPr, sBu, tBu, CH2CH2F, CH2CH2Cl, CH2CCl3) have been prepared and their association properties in pentane investigated by 51V NMR. Limiting (low concentration) δ(51V) values depend on the bulk of R (highest 51V shielding for tBu). Shielding decreases with increasing concentration (more pronounced for small R groups), owing to the formation of oligomers, probably connected by μ-OR groups. The X-ray diffraction study of VO(OCH2CH2Cl)3 reveals dimer association of molecules belonging to adjacent unit cells via long V-OR bonds (226.1 (2) pm), and a trigonal-bipyramidal geometry for each monomeric unit. From the reaction between VOCl3 and diols (glycol, 1,3-propanediol, 1,2-, 2,3-, 1,3-, and 1,4-butanediol), complexes are obtained that contain the {VOCl(OR)2} and {VOCl2OR} moieties and the alcohol coordinated in the monofunctional or bifunctional (chelating and bridging) mode. The 51V NMR spectrum of VOCl2OCH(Me)CH(Me)OH exhibits resolved 51V-35,37Cl coupling: J(51V-35Cl) = 100 Hz; J(51V-37Cl) = 83 Hz. VVOCl2(OCH2CH2CH2OH) reacts with 1,4-butanediol to form VIVOCl2(THF)2(OH2). In the presence of COCL3, THF undergoes ether splitting, chlorination, and coordination to vanadium to yield VOCl2(OCH2CH2CH2CH2Cl). 35 refs., 7 figs., 7 tabs

  14. Role of a Highly Conserved and Catalytically Important Glutamate-49 in the Enterococcus faecalis Acetolactate Synthase

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    Acetolactate synthase (ALS) is a thiamine diphosphate (ThDP)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of pyruvate and then condenses the hydroxyethyl moiety with another molecule of pyruvate to give 2-acetolactate (AL). AL is a key metabolic intermediate in various metabolic pathways of microorganisms. In addition, AL can be converted to acetoin, an important physiological metabolite that is excreted by many microorganisms. There are two types of ALSs reported in the literature, anabolic aceto-hydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) and catabolic ALSs (cALS). The anabolic AHAS is primarily found in plants, fungi, and bacteria, is involved in the biosynthesis of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and contains flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), whereas the cALS is found only in some bacteria and is involved in the butanediol fermentation pathway. Both of the enzymes are ThDP-dependent and require a divalent metal ion for catalytic activity. Despite the similarities of the reactions catalyzed, the cALS can be distinguished from anabolic AHAS by a low optimal pH of about 6.0, FAD-independent functionality, a genetic location within the butanediol operon, and lack of a regulatory subunit. It is noteworthy that the structural and functional features of AHAS have been extensively studied, in contrast to those of cALS, for which only limited information is available. To date, the only crystal structure of cALS reported is from Klebsiella pneumonia, which revealed that the overall structure of K. pneumonia ALS is similar to that of AHAS except for the FAD binding region found in AHAS

  15. Effects of various metabolites (sugars, carboxylic acids and alcohols) on riboflavin formation in non-growing cells of Ashbya gossypii.

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    Mitsuda, H; Nakajima, K; Ikeda, Y

    1978-01-01

    The effects of various sugars and sugar derivatives on flavinogenesis were examined using non-growing cells of a high flavinogenic mold, Ashbya gossypii. Glucose, fructose and galactose were found to be the most stimulative. Glycerol and glucono-delta-lactone were less stimulative; next in order were n-propanol, n-butanol, glycols and butanediols, which were likewise effective; acetate, lactate and pyruvate were slightly stimulative. In contrast, ribose, xylose, arabinose, ribitol, citrate, succinate, oxaloacetate, glyoxylate and malate were rather inhibitory, in additions at 1.0%. Among these compounds, ethanol (1%) greatly stimulated riboflavin formation. Maximum flavinogenesis with the above stimulants was attained by the additions of 1% ethanol, 1.25--3.0% glucose, 1.25% glycerol, 4.0--6.0% propane and butanediols, 1.0% pyruvate and 0.9% acetate after 37 hr incubation, respectively. These compounds inhibited flavinogenesis with increasing concentrations above their optimum concentrations. The stimulation effect of ethanol far exceeded those of other stimulants but ethanol had almost no effect on growth and pH values during incubation. With the addition of ethanol (1%) during incubation, maximum formation (1,776 microgram/g wet mycelia) of riboflavin was achieved when added at the start of incubation and the most effective utilization was observed when added at the logarithmic phase of flavinogenesis, although the maximum formation of riboflavin in the latter case was much lower than in the former case. The relation of sugar metabolism, especially ethanol metabolism, to flavinogenesis was discussed with the flavinogenic activities of these additives. PMID:27596

  16. Role of a Highly Conserved and Catalytically Important Glutamate-49 in the Enterococcus faecalis Acetolactate Synthase

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    Lee, Miyoung; Lee, Sangchoon; Cho, Junehaeng; Ryu, Seong Eon; Yoon, Moonyoung [Hanyang Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Koo, Bonsung [Rural Development Administration, Suwon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-02-15

    Acetolactate synthase (ALS) is a thiamine diphosphate (ThDP)-dependent enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of pyruvate and then condenses the hydroxyethyl moiety with another molecule of pyruvate to give 2-acetolactate (AL). AL is a key metabolic intermediate in various metabolic pathways of microorganisms. In addition, AL can be converted to acetoin, an important physiological metabolite that is excreted by many microorganisms. There are two types of ALSs reported in the literature, anabolic aceto-hydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) and catabolic ALSs (cALS). The anabolic AHAS is primarily found in plants, fungi, and bacteria, is involved in the biosynthesis of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and contains flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), whereas the cALS is found only in some bacteria and is involved in the butanediol fermentation pathway. Both of the enzymes are ThDP-dependent and require a divalent metal ion for catalytic activity. Despite the similarities of the reactions catalyzed, the cALS can be distinguished from anabolic AHAS by a low optimal pH of about 6.0, FAD-independent functionality, a genetic location within the butanediol operon, and lack of a regulatory subunit. It is noteworthy that the structural and functional features of AHAS have been extensively studied, in contrast to those of cALS, for which only limited information is available. To date, the only crystal structure of cALS reported is from Klebsiella pneumonia, which revealed that the overall structure of K. pneumonia ALS is similar to that of AHAS except for the FAD binding region found in AHAS.

  17. Synthesis and characterization of hyaluronic acid/human-like collagen hydrogels

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    Zhang, Jingjing; Ma, Xiaoxuan, E-mail: xiaoxuanma@163.com; Fan, Daidi, E-mail: fandaidi@nwu.edu.cn; Zhu, Chenhui; Deng, Jianjun; Hui, Junfeng; Ma, Pei

    2014-10-01

    Injectable hydrogel plays an important role in soft tissue filling and repair. We report an injectable hydrogel based on hyaluronic acid (HA) and human-like collagen (HLC), both with favorable biocompatibility and biodegradability. These two types of biomacromolecules were crosslinked with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether to form a three-dimensional network. The redundant crosslinker was removed by dialysis and distillation. An HA-based hydrogel prepared by the same method was used as a control. The cytocompatibility was studied with a Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) test. Carbazole colorimetry was used to analyze the in vitro degradation rate. The histocompatibility was evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) staining analysis and immunohistochemical analysis. The CCK-8 assay demonstrated that the HA/HLC hydrogel was less cytotoxic than the HA-based hydrogel and could promote baby hamster kidney cell (BHK) proliferation. The cell adhesion indicated that BHK could grow well on the surface of the materials and maintain good cell viability. The in vitro degradation test showed that the HA/HLC hydrogel had a longer degradation time and an excellent antienzyme ability. In vivo injection showed that there was little inflammatory response to HA/HLC after 1, 2, and 4 weeks. Therefore, the HA/HLC hydrogel is a promising biomaterial for soft tissue filling and repair. - Highlights: • Human-like collagen was used with hyaluronic acid to prepare soft tissue filling meterials. • 1,4-Butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) was introduced to treat the hydrogels. • The addition of human-like collagen could improve the biological properties of hydrogels.

  18. Conservation and diversity of seed associated endophytes in Zea across boundaries of evolution, ethnography and ecology.

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    Johnston-Monje, David; Raizada, Manish N

    2011-01-01

    Endophytes are non-pathogenic microbes living inside plants. We asked whether endophytic species were conserved in the agriculturally important plant genus Zea as it became domesticated from its wild ancestors (teosinte) to modern maize (corn) and moved from Mexico to Canada. Kernels from populations of four different teosintes and 10 different maize varieties were screened for endophytic bacteria by culturing, cloning and DNA fingerprinting using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (TRFLP) of 16S rDNA. Principle component analysis of TRFLP data showed that seed endophyte community composition varied in relation to plant host phylogeny. However, there was a core microbiota of endophytes that was conserved in Zea seeds across boundaries of evolution, ethnography and ecology. The majority of seed endophytes in the wild ancestor persist today in domesticated maize, though ancient selection against the hard fruitcase surrounding seeds may have altered the abundance of endophytes. Four TRFLP signals including two predicted to represent Clostridium and Paenibacillus species were conserved across all Zea genotypes, while culturing showed that Enterobacter, Methylobacteria, Pantoea and Pseudomonas species were widespread, with γ-proteobacteria being the prevalent class. Twenty-six different genera were cultured, and these were evaluated for their ability to stimulate plant growth, grow on nitrogen-free media, solubilize phosphate, sequester iron, secrete RNAse, antagonize pathogens, catabolize the precursor of ethylene, produce auxin and acetoin/butanediol. Of these traits, phosphate solubilization and production of acetoin/butanediol were the most commonly observed. An isolate from the giant Mexican landrace Mixteco, with 100% identity to Burkholderia phytofirmans, significantly promoted shoot potato biomass. GFP tagging and maize stem injection confirmed that several seed endophytes could spread systemically through the plant. One seed isolate

  19. Reduction of ethanol yield and improvement of glycerol formation by adaptive evolution of the wine yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae under hyperosmotic conditions.

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    Tilloy, Valentin; Ortiz-Julien, Anne; Dequin, Sylvie

    2014-04-01

    There is a strong demand from the wine industry for methodologies to reduce the alcohol content of wine without compromising wine's sensory characteristics. We assessed the potential of adaptive laboratory evolution strategies under hyperosmotic stress for generation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine yeast strains with enhanced glycerol and reduced ethanol yields. Experimental evolution on KCl resulted, after 200 generations, in strains that had higher glycerol and lower ethanol production than the ancestral strain. This major metabolic shift was accompanied by reduced fermentative capacities, suggesting a trade-off between high glycerol production and fermentation rate. Several evolved strains retaining good fermentation performance were selected. These strains produced more succinate and 2,3-butanediol than the ancestral strain and did not accumulate undesirable organoleptic compounds, such as acetate, acetaldehyde, or acetoin. They survived better under osmotic stress and glucose starvation conditions than the ancestral strain, suggesting that the forces that drove the redirection of carbon fluxes involved a combination of osmotic and salt stresses and carbon limitation. To further decrease the ethanol yield, a breeding strategy was used, generating intrastrain hybrids that produced more glycerol than the evolved strain. Pilot-scale fermentation on Syrah using evolved and hybrid strains produced wine with 0.6% (vol/vol) and 1.3% (vol/vol) less ethanol, more glycerol and 2,3-butanediol, and less acetate than the ancestral strain. This work demonstrates that the combination of adaptive evolution and breeding is a valuable alternative to rational design for remodeling the yeast metabolic network. PMID:24532067

  20. Preparation of films of a highly aligned lipid cubic phase.

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    Squires, Adam M; Hallett, James E; Beddoes, Charlotte M; Plivelic, Tomás S; Seddon, Annela M

    2013-02-12

    We demonstrate a method by which we can produce an oriented film of an inverse bicontinuous cubic phase (Q(II)(D)) formed by the lipid monoolein (MO). By starting with the lipid as a disordered precursor (the L(3) phase) in the presence of butanediol, we can obtain a film of the Q(II)(D) phase showing a high degree of in-plane orientation by controlled dilution of the sample under shear within a linear flow cell. We demonstrate that the direction of orientation of the film is different from that found in the oriented bulk material that we have reported previously; therefore, we can now reproducibly form Q(II)(D) samples oriented with either the [110] or the [100] axis aligned in the flow direction depending on the method of preparation. The deposition of MO as a film, via a moving fluid-air interface that leaves a coating of MO in the L(3) phase on the capillary wall, leads to a sample in the [110] orientation. This contrasts with the bulk material that we have previously demonstrated to be oriented in the [100] direction, arising from flow producing an oriented bulk slug of material within the capillary tube. The bulk sample contains significant amounts of residual butanediol, which can be estimated from the lattice parameter of the Q(II)(D) phase obtained. The sample orientation and lattice parameters are determined from synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering patterns and confirmed by simulations. This has potential applications in the production of template materials and the growth of protein crystals for crystallography as well as deepening our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the behavior of lyotropic liquid-crystal phases. PMID:23347289

  1. Genome Sequence of the Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacterium Enterobacter sp. 638

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    Taghavi, S.; van der Lelie, D.; Hoffman, A.; Zhang, Y.-B.; Walla, M. D.; Vangronsveld, J.; Newman, L.; Monchy, S.

    2010-05-13

    Enterobacter sp. 638 is an endophytic plant growth promoting gamma-proteobacterium that was isolated from the stem of poplar (Populus trichocarpa x deltoides cv. H11-11), a potentially important biofuel feed stock plant. The Enterobacter sp. 638 genome sequence reveals the presence of a 4,518,712 bp chromosome and a 157,749 bp plasmid (pENT638-1). Genome annotation and comparative genomics allowed the identification of an extended set of genes specific to the plant niche adaptation of this bacterium. This includes genes that code for putative proteins involved in survival in the rhizosphere (to cope with oxidative stress or uptake of nutrients released by plant roots), root adhesion (pili, adhesion, hemagglutinin, cellulose biosynthesis), colonization/establishment inside the plant (chemiotaxis, flagella, cellobiose phosphorylase), plant protection against fungal and bacterial infections (siderophore production and synthesis of the antimicrobial compounds 4-hydroxybenzoate and 2-phenylethanol), and improved poplar growth and development through the production of the phytohormones indole acetic acid, acetoin, and 2,3-butanediol. Metabolite analysis confirmed by quantitative RT-PCR showed that, the production of acetoin and 2,3-butanediol is induced by the presence of sucrose in the growth medium. Interestingly, both the genetic determinants required for sucrose metabolism and the synthesis of acetoin and 2,3-butanediol are clustered on a genomic island. These findings point to a close interaction between Enterobacter sp. 638 and its poplar host, where the availability of sucrose, a major plant sugar, affects the synthesis of plant growth promoting phytohormones by the endophytic bacterium. The availability of the genome sequence, combined with metabolome and transcriptome analysis, will provide a better understanding of the synergistic interactions between poplar and its growth promoting endophyte Enterobacter sp. 638. This information can be further exploited to

  2. Homolactic fermentation from glucose and cellobiose using Bacillus subtilis

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    Martinez Alfredo

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Backgroung Biodegradable plastics can be made from polylactate, which is a polymer made from lactic acid. This compound can be produced from renewable resources as substrates using microorganisms. Bacillus subtilis is a Gram-positive bacterium recognized as a GRAS microorganism (generally regarded as safe by the FDA. B. subtilis produces and secretes different kind of enzymes, such as proteases, cellulases, xylanases and amylases to utilize carbon sources more complex than the monosaccharides present in the environment. Thus, B. subtilis could be potentially used to hydrolyze carbohydrate polymers contained in lignocellulosic biomass to produce chemical commodities. Enzymatic hydrolysis of the cellulosic fraction of agroindustrial wastes produces cellobiose and a lower amount of glucose. Under aerobic conditions, B. subtilis grows using cellobiose as substrate. Results In this study, we proved that under non-aerated conditions, B. subtilis ferments cellobiose to produce L-lactate with 82% of the theoretical yield, and with a specific rate of L-lactate production similar to that one obtained fermenting glucose. Under fermentative conditions in a complex media supplemented with glucose, B. subtilis produces L-lactate and a low amount of 2,3-butanediol. To increase the L-lactate production of this organism, we generated the B subtilis CH1 alsS- strain that lacks the ability to synthesize 2,3-butanediol. Inactivation of this pathway, that competed for pyruvate availability, let a 15% increase in L-lactate yield from glucose compared with the parental strain. CH1 alsS- fermented 5 and 10% of glucose to completion in mineral medium supplemented with yeast extract in four and nine days, respectively. CH1 alsS- produced 105 g/L of L-lactate in this last medium supplemented with 10% of glucose. The L-lactate yield was up to 95% using mineral media, and the optical purity of L-lactate was of 99.5% since B. subtilis has only one gene (lctE that

  3. Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of a Kunitz-type inhibitor, textilinin-1 from Pseudonaja textilis textilis

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    Crystals of a canonical inhibitor of plasmin from Australian Brown snake venom has been obtained. In complex with trypsin these diffract to 2.0 Å resolution, while the free inhibitor diffracts to 1.63 Å. Textilinin-1 (Txln-1), a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor, is a 59-amino-acid polypeptide isolated from the venom of the Australian Common Brown snake Pseudonaja textilis textilis. This molecule has been suggested as an alternative to aprotinin, also a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor, for use as an anti-bleeding agent in surgical procedures. Txln-1 shares only 47% amino-acid identity to aprotinin; however, six cysteine residues in the two peptides are in conserved locations. It is therefore expected that the overall fold of these molecules is similar but that they have contrasting surface features. Here, the crystallization of recombinant textilinin-1 (rTxln-1) as the free molecule and in complex with bovine trypsin (229 amino acids) is reported. Two organic solvents, phenol and 1,4-butanediol, were used as additives to facilitate the crystallization of free rTxln-1. Crystals of the rTxln-1–bovine trypsin complex diffracted to 2.0 Å resolution, while crystals of free rTxln-1 diffracted to 1.63 Å resolution

  4. Surface Tension of Alcohols. Data Selection and Recommended Correlations

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    Mulero, A.; Cachadiña, I.; Sanjuán, E. L.

    2015-09-01

    In previous papers, we have proposed specific correlations to reproduce the surface tension values for several sets of fluids and for wide ranges of temperatures. In this paper, we focus our attention on alcohols and consider the available data for 152 fluids grouped into five families. We use the most recent versions of the DIPPR and DETHERM databases and also Wohlfarth and Wohlfarth's (1997) book as our main sources of data. In some cases we have also considered new data. All the data have been carefully filtered in order to discard those that are in clear disagreement with most of the available data for the same fluid. In some cases, two or more different data sets versus temperature trends were observed, and where possible we considered only one of these trends. To fit the finally selected data, we used the model currently implemented in National Institute of Standards and Technology's refprop program, calculating two, four, or six adjustable coefficients for each fluid. As a result, we proposed recommended correlations for 147 alcohols, providing mean average percentage deviations below 1.7% for each fluid, with only two exceptions: 1,2-butanediol (2.77%) and benzyl alcohol (3.20%).

  5. Catalysis for biomass and CO2 use through solar energy: opening new scenarios for a sustainable and low-carbon chemical production.

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    Lanzafame, Paola; Centi, Gabriele; Perathoner, Siglinda

    2014-11-21

    The use of biomass, bio-waste and CO2 derived raw materials, the latter synthesized using H2 produced using renewable energy sources, opens new scenarios to develop a sustainable and low carbon chemical production, particularly in regions such as Europe lacking in other resources. This tutorial review discusses first this new scenario with the aim to point out, between the different possible options, those more relevant to enable this new future scenario for the chemical production, commenting in particular the different drivers (economic, technological and strategic, environmental and sustainability and socio-political) which guide the selection. The case of the use of non-fossil fuel based raw materials for the sustainable production of light olefins is discussed in more detail, but the production of other olefins and polyolefins, of drop-in intermediates and other platform molecules are also analysed. The final part discusses the role of catalysis in establishing this new scenario, summarizing the development of catalysts with respect to industrial targets, for (i) the production of light olefins by catalytic dehydration of ethanol and by CO2 conversion via FTO process, (ii) the catalytic synthesis of butadiene from ethanol, butanol and butanediols, and (iii) the catalytic synthesis of HMF and its conversion to 2,5-FDCA, adipic acid, caprolactam and 1,6-hexanediol. PMID:24577063

  6. Synthesis and properties of ionic polyurethane dispersions: influence of polyol molecular weight

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    A series of water dispersible polyurethanes containing carboxylate anion as the hydrophilic pendant group were prepared from toluene diisocyanate (TDI), 1,4- butanediol (1,4-BDO), dimethylol propionic acid and different molecular weight of polytetramethylene glycol . IR Spectroscopy was used to check the end of polymerization reaction and characterization of polymer. The effect of polytetramethylene glycol molecular weight was studied on the particle size distribution, contact angle, and mechanical and thermal properties of the emulsion-cast films. Average particle size of prepared polyurethane emulsions decreases with increasing the polytetramethylene glycol molecular weight. Tensile strength and hardness decrease and elongation-at-break and contact angle increase with increase of the polytetramethylene glycol molecular weight. Thermal property and thermal stability are also effected by variation of polytetramethylene glycol molecular weight. The thermal stability increases with increasing polytetramethylene glycol molecular weight. Glass transition temperature (Tg) moved toward the lower temperatures by increasing molecular weight of the polyol. Decrease in Tg and tensile properties are interpreted in terms of the decrease in hard segments and the increase in chain flexibility and phase separation in high molecular weight polytetramethylene glycol based polyurethane

  7. Shape memory polymers based on uniform aliphatic urethane networks

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    Wilson, T S; Bearinger, J P; Herberg, J L; Marion III, J E; Wright, W J; Evans, C L; Maitland, D J

    2007-01-19

    Aliphatic urethane polymers have been synthesized and characterized, using monomers with high molecular symmetry, in order to form amorphous networks with very uniform supermolecular structures which can be used as photo-thermally actuable shape memory polymers (SMPs). The monomers used include hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), trimethylhexamethylenediamine (TMHDI), N,N,N{prime},N{prime}-tetrakis(hydroxypropyl)ethylenediamine (HPED), triethanolamine (TEA), and 1,3-butanediol (BD). The new polymers were characterized by solvent extraction, NMR, XPS, UV/VIS, DSC, DMTA, and tensile testing. The resulting polymers were found to be single phase amorphous networks with very high gel fraction, excellent optical clarity, and extremely sharp single glass transitions in the range of 34 to 153 C. Thermomechanical testing of these materials confirms their excellent shape memory behavior, high recovery force, and low mechanical hysteresis (especially on multiple cycles), effectively behaving as ideal elastomers above T{sub g}. We believe these materials represent a new and potentially important class of SMPs, and should be especially useful in applications such as biomedical microdevices.

  8. 2-Butanol and butanone production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae through combination of a B12 dependent dehydratase and a secondary alcohol dehydrogenase using a TEV-based expression system.

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    Payam Ghiaci

    Full Text Available 2-Butanol and its chemical precursor butanone (methyl ethyl ketone--MEK are chemicals with potential uses as biofuels and biocommodity chemicals. In order to produce 2-butanol, we have demonstrated the utility of using a TEV-protease based expression system to achieve equimolar expression of the individual subunits of the two protein complexes involved in the B12-dependent dehydratase step (from the pdu-operon of Lactobacillus reuteri, which catalyze the conversion of meso-2,3-butanediol to butanone. We have furthermore identified a NADH dependent secondary alcohol dehydrogenase (Sadh from Gordonia sp. able to catalyze the subsequent conversion of butanone to 2-butanol. A final concentration of 4±0.2 mg/L 2-butanol and 2±0.1 mg/L of butanone was found. A key factor for the production of 2-butanol was the availability of NADH, which was achieved by growing cells lacking the GPD1 and GPD2 isogenes under anaerobic conditions.

  9. Acetoin catabolism and acetylbutanediol formation by Bacillus pumilus in a chemically defined medium.

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    Zijun Xiao

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Most low molecular diols are highly water-soluble, hygroscopic, and reactive with many organic compounds. In the past decades, microbial research to produce diols, e.g. 1,3-propanediol and 2,3-butanediol, were considerably expanded due to their versatile usages especially in polymer synthesis and as possible alternatives to fossil based feedstocks from the bioconversion of renewable natural resources. This study aimed to provide a new way for bacterial production of an acetylated diol, i.e. acetylbutanediol (ABD, 3,4-dihydroxy-3-methylpentan-2-one, by acetoin metabolism. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: When Bacillus pumilus ATCC 14884 was aerobically cultured in a chemically defined medium with acetoin as the sole carbon and energy source, ABD was produced and identified by gas chromatography--chemical ionization mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Although the key enzyme leading to ABD from acetoin has not been identified yet at this stage, this study proposed a new metabolic pathawy to produce ABD in vivo from using renewable resources--in this case acetoin, which could be reproduced from glucose in this study--making it the first facility in the world to prepare this new bio-based diol product.

  10. Synthesis of polycarbonate urethane elastomers and effects of the chemical structures on their thermal, mechanical and biocompatibility properties.

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    Zhu, Rong; Wang, Yiyu; Zhang, Zongrui; Ma, Daiwei; Wang, Xinyu

    2016-06-01

    In this study, to obtain biomedical polyurethane elastomers with good mechanical properties and biocompatibility, a series of polycarbonate urethanes were synthesized via a two-step solution of polymerization method using the poly(1,6-hexanediol)carbonate diols (PCDL) as the soft segment, 4,4'-methylenebis(cyclohexyl isocyanate) (H12MDI), 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) as the hard segment with dibutyltin dilaurate as the catalyst. In this article, we illustrated the physical behaviors were obviously influenced by synthetic routes. And their chemical and physical structures were investigated by gel permeation chromatograph (GPC), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), fourier transform infrared spectrography (FT-IR) and mechanical properties tests. The surface wettability were studied by contact angle measurement (CA). As a kind of short-term implant biomaterial, the results of the hemolysis and platelet adhesive tests were recorded by spectrophotometer and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), indicating the materials have a great potential for developments and applications in biomedical field. PMID:27441296

  11. Exploring mild enzymatic sustainable routes for the synthesis of bio-degradable aromatic-aliphatic oligoesters.

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    Pellis, Alessandro; Guarneri, Alice; Brandauer, Martin; Acero, Enrique Herrero; Peerlings, Henricus; Gardossi, Lucia; Guebitz, Georg M

    2016-05-01

    The application of Candida antarctica lipase B in enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of aromatic-aliphatic oligoesters is here reported. The aim of the present study is to systematically investigate the most favorable conditions for the enzyme catalyzed synthesis of aromatic-aliphatic oligomers using commercially available monomers. Reaction conditions and enzyme selectivity for polymerization of various commercially available monomers were considered using different inactivated/activated aromatic monomers combined with linear polyols ranging from C2 to C12 . The effect of various reaction solvents in enzymatic polymerization was assessed and toluene allowed to achieve the highest conversions for the reaction of dimethyl isophthalate with 1,4-butanediol and with 1,10-decanediol (88 and 87% monomer conversion respectively). Mw as high as 1512 Da was obtained from the reaction of dimethyl isophthalate with 1,10-decanediol. The obtained oligomers have potential applications as raw materials in personal and home care formulations, for the production of aliphatic-aromatic block co-polymers or can be further functionalized with various moieties for a subsequent photo- or radical polymerization. PMID:26762794

  12. Manufacturing of biodegradable polyurethane scaffolds based on polycaprolactone using a phase separation method: physical properties and in vitro assay

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    Full Text Available Azadeh Asefnejad1, Mohammad Taghi Khorasani2, Aliasghar Behnamghader3, Babak Farsadzadeh1, Shahin Bonakdar4 1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; 2Iran Polymers and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran; 3Materials and Energy Research Center, Tehran, Iran; 4National Cell Bank of Iran, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran Background: Biodegradable polyurethanes have found widespread use in soft tissue engineering due to their suitable mechanical properties and biocompatibility. Methods: In this study, polyurethane samples were synthesized from polycaprolactone, hexamethylene diisocyanate, and a copolymer of 1,4-butanediol as a chain extender. Polyurethane scaffolds were fabricated by a combination of liquid–liquid phase separation and salt leaching techniques. The effect of the NCO:OH ratio on porosity content and pore morphology was investigated. Results: Scanning electron micrographs demonstrated that the scaffolds had a regular distribution of interconnected pores, with pore diameters of 50–300 µm, and porosities of 64%–83%. It was observed that, by increasing the NCO:OH ratio, the average pore size, compressive strength, and compressive modulus increased. L929 fibroblast and chondrocytes were cultured on the scaffolds, and all samples exhibited suitable cell attachment and growth, with a high level of biocompatibility. Conclusion: These biodegradable polyurethane scaffolds demonstrate potential for soft tissue engineering applications. Keywords: polyurethane, tissue engineering, biodegradable, fibroblast cells

  13. The effects of cell recycling on the production of 1,3-propanediol by Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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    Avci, Fatma Gizem; Huccetogullari, Damla; Azbar, Nuri

    2014-03-01

    The effects of both biomass age and cell recycling on the 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO) production by Klebsiella pneumoniae were investigated in a membrane-supported bioreactor using hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membrane module in two separate experiments. It was determined that older cells have a negative effect on 1,3-PDO production. The concentrations of by-products, such as acetic acid and ethanol, increased in cultures with older cells, whereas the concentrations of succinic acid, lactic acid and 2,3-butanediol decreased. The effect of cell recycling was comparatively studied at a cell recycling ratio of 100 %. The results showed that cell recycling had also negative effects on 1,3-PDO fermentation. It was hypothesized that both cell recycling and biomass age caused metabolic shifts to undesired by-products which then inhibited the 1,3-PDO production. On the other hand, the use of hollow-fiber ultrafiltration membrane module was found to be very effective in terms of removal of cells from the fermentation broth. PMID:23892658

  14. Consequences of cps mutation of Klebsiella pneumoniae on 1,3-propanediol fermentation.

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    Guo, Ni-Ni; Zheng, Zong-Ming; Mai, Yu-Lin; Liu, Hong-Juan; Liu, De-Hua

    2010-03-01

    The filtration in 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) downstream process is influenced by the large amounts of capsular polysaccharides (CPS) produced by Klebsiella pneumoniae CGMCC 1.6366. The morphological and fermentation properties were investigated with the CPS-deficient mutant K. pneumoniae CGMCC 1.6366 CPS. Similar biomass was obtained with CGMCC 1.6366, and the mutant strain in batch cultures indicating the cell growth was slightly inhibited by CPS defection. The viscosity of fermentation broth by mutant strain decreased by 27.45%. The flux with ceramic membrane filter was enhanced from 168.12 to 303.6 l h(-1) m(-2), exhibiting the great importance for downstream processing of 1,3-PD fermentation. The products spectrum of mutant isolate changed remarkably regarding to the concentration of fermentation products. The synthesis of important 1,3-PD and 2,3-butanediol was enhanced from 9.73 and 4.06 g l(-1) to 10.37 and 4.77 g l(-1) in batch cultures. The noncapsuled K. pneumoniae provided higher 1,3-PD yield of 0.54 mol mol(-1) than that of encapsuled wild parent in batch cultures. The fed-batch fermentation of mutant strain resulted in 1,3-PD concentration, yield, and productivity of 78.13 g l(-1), 0.53 mol mol(-1), and 1.95 g l(-1) h(-1), respectively. PMID:19936735

  15. Enhancing mechanical properties of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers with 1,3-trimethylene carbonate, epsilon-caprolactone and L-lactide copolymers via soft segment crystallization

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    Full Text Available Multiblock thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers based on random and triblock copolymers were synthesized and studied. Dihydroxyl-terminated random copolymers were prepared by ring opening copolymerization of ε-caprolactone (CL and 1,3-trimethylene carbonate (TMC. The triblock copolymers were synthesized by using these random copolymers as macro-initiator for the L-lactide (L-LA blocks. These random and triblock copolymers were further reacted with 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI and chain extended by 1,4-butanediol (BDO. The polymer structure and chemical composition were characterized by 1H NMR 13C NMR and SEC. Their thermal and mechanical properties were studied by using DSC and Instron microtester. Multiblock polyurethanes based on random PCL-co-PTMC copolymers showed strain recovery improvement with increasing PCL content. However, these polyurethanes were unable to sustain deformation at body temperature due to the melting of PCL crystals and low hard segments content. With the presence of crystallizable PLLA blocks, mechanical properties were improved at body temperature without compromising their good strain recovery.

  16. Preparation and characterization of biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters/nano-SiO_2 hybrids via in situ melt polycondensation

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    Yan Zhang; Bing Tao Wang; Zheng Hong Guo; Jie Chen; Zheng Ping Fang

    2009-01-01

    In situ melt polycondensation was proposed to prepare biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters/nano-SiO_2 hybrids based on terephthalic acid (TPA), poly(L-lactic acid) oligomer (OLLA), 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and nano-SiO_2. TEM and FT-IR characterizations confirmed that TPA, OLLA and BDO copolymerized to obtain biodegradable copolyesters, poly(butylene terephthalate-co-lactate) (PBTL), and the abundant hydroxyl groups on the surface of nano-SiO_2 provided potential sites for in situ grafting with the simultaneous resulted PBTL. The nano-SiO_2 particles were chemically wrapped with PBTL to form PBTL/nano-SiO2 hybrids. Due to the good dispersion and interfacial adhesion of nano-SiO_2 particles with the copolyester matrix, the tensile strength and the Young's modulus increased from 5.4 and 5.6 Mpa for neat PBTL to 16 and 390 Mpa for PBTL/nano-SiO_2 hybrids with 5 wt.% nano-SiO_2, respectively. The mechanical properties of PBTL/nano-SiO_2 hybrids were substantially improved.

  17. Synthesis and characterization of shape-memory poly carbonate urethane microspheres for future vascular embolization.

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    Liu, Rongrong; Dai, Honglian; Zhou, Qian; Zhang, Qian; Zhang, Ping

    2016-08-01

    Two types of shape memory poly carbonate urethanes (PCUs) microspheres were synthesized by pre-polymerization and suspension polymerization, based on Polycarbonate diol (PCDL) as the soft segment, Isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) and 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) as the hard segments and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) as the chain expanding agent. The structure, crystallinity, and thermal property of the two synthesized PCUs were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Differential scanning calorimetery (DSC), respectively. The results showed that the two types of PCUs exhibited high thermal stability with phase separation and semi-crystallinity. Also, the results of the compression test displayed that the shape fixity and the shape recovery of two PCUs were more than 90% compared to the originals, indicating their similar bio-applicability and shape-memory properties. The tensile strength, elongation at break was enhanced by introducing and increasing content of HDI. The water contact angles of PCUs decreased and their surface tension increased by surface modified with Bovine serum albumin (BSA). Furthermore, the biological study results of two types of PCUs from the platelet adhesion test and the cell proliferation inhibition test indicated they had some biocompatibilites. Hence, the PCU microspheres might represent a smart and shape-memory embolic agent for vascular embolization. PMID:27193120

  18. Nutritional Value and Volatile Compounds of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina Seeds

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    Leticia García-Aguilar

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Prunus serotina (black cherry, commonly known in Mexico as capulín, is used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal diseases. Particularly, P. serotina seeds, consumed in Mexico as snacks, are used for treating cough. In the present study, nutritional and volatile analyses of black cherry seeds were carried out to determine their nutraceutical potential. Proximate analysis indicated that P. serotina raw and toasted seeds contain mostly fat, followed by protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and ash. The potassium content in black cherry raw and toasted seeds is high, and their protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores suggest that they might represent a complementary source of proteins. Solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography/flame ionization detection/mass spectrometry analysis allowed identification of 59 and 99 volatile compounds in the raw and toasted seeds, respectively. The major volatile compounds identified in raw and toasted seeds were 2,3-butanediol and benzaldehyde, which contribute to the flavor and odor of the toasted seeds. Moreover, it has been previously demonstrated that benzaldehyde possesses a significant vasodilator effect, therefore, the presence of this compound along with oleic, linoleic, and α-eleostearic fatty acids indicate that black cherry seeds consumption might have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.

  19. MIXED SUBSTRATES IN ENVIRONMENT AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The modern literature and own experimental data on the use of substrates’ mixtures for intensification of microbial synthesis technologies of practically valuable fermentation products (ethanol, lactic acid, butanediol, primary (amino acids, n-hydroxybenzoate, triglycerides and secondary (lovastatin, surfactants metabolites as well as for intensification of biodegradation of aromatic xenobiotics (benzene, cresols, phenols, toluene and pesticides (dimethoate are presented. Special attention is paid on the molecular mechanisms that were established in recent years and underlying the phenomenon catabolic repression in Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis and Gram-negative (Pseudomonas, Escherichia coli bacteria and yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and on the use of these data to develop technologies for utilization of plant biomass to produce industrially important metabolites. The survival strategies of heterotrophic microorganisms in natural oligotrophic environments are considered, including the simultaneous use of multiple substrates, allowing improved kinetic characteristics that give them a competitive advantage, also provided significant metabolic/physiological flexibility. The own experimental data on the use of mixtures of growth substrates for the intensification of surfactants’ synthesis of Rhodococcus erythropolis IMV Ac-5017 and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus IMV B-7241 are summarized. The dependence of the synthesis of surfactants in a mixture of energy excess (hexadecane and energy deficient (glycerol, ethanol substrates on the way of inoculum preparation, concentration of mono-substrates in the mixture, and their molar ratio were determined.

  20. Oligoesters and polyesters produced by the curing of sunflower oil epoxidized biodiesel with cis-cyclohexane dicarboxylic anhydride: Synthesis and characterization

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    Oligoesters and polyesters produced from sunflower oil biodiesel were synthesized and characterized. The polymers were obtained through the reaction of fatty acid methyl epoxy esters (EE) with cis-1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic anhydride (CH) and triethylamine (TEA) as initiator. Some reactions were conducted by adding small amounts of 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDGE). The intermediate products of the synthesis process, including sunflower oil, methyl ester, epoxidised methyl esters, and the oligoesters and polyesters produced, were followed by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance. The products obtained from the curing of the epoxidised esters with different compositions present similar chemical structures; however, they still depend on the amount of the epoxy resin BDGE that was added in the polymerization reaction. Thermoplastic materials with molecular weights (MW) starting at 3800 g/mol and reaching very high MWs, resulted in cross linked polymers. The thermal behaviour of the different products was investigated using differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analyses. The presence of BDGE in the structure of the materials increases the bonding capacity, resulting in higher molecular weight materials, which present good thermal stability.

  1. Revealing the morphological architecture of a shape memory polyurethane by simulation

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    Hu, Jinlian; Zhang, Cuili; Ji, Fenglong; Li, Xun; Han, Jianping; Wu, You

    2016-01-01

    The lack of specific knowledge of the network structure in shape memory polymers (SMPs) has prevented us from gaining an in-depth understanding of their mechanisms and limited the potential for materials innovation. This paper firstly reveals the unit-cell nanoscale morphological architecture of SMPs by simulation. The phase separated architecture of a segmented shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) with a 30 wt% hard segment content (HSC, 4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO)) showing good shape memory properties was investigated by dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. A linked-spherical netpoint-frame phase of MDI, a matrix-switch phase of polycaprolactone (PCL) and a connected-spider-like interphase for BDO were obtained for this SMPU. The BDO interphase can reinforce the MDI network. Based on these simulation results, a three-dimensional (3D) overall morphological architectural model of the SMPU can be established. This theoretical study has verified, enriched and integrated two existing schematic models: one being the morphological model deduced from experiments and the other the frame model for SMPs reported before. It can serve as a theoretical guide for smart polymeric materials design. This method for the simulation of polymer structure at the nanoscale can be extended to many areas such as photonic crystals where nanoscale self-assembly plays a vital role. PMID:27373495

  2. SHAPE MEMORY EFFECT OF PU IONOMERS WITH IONIC GROUPS ON HARD-SEGMENTS

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    Yong Zhu; Jin-lian Hu; Kwok-wing Yeung; Hao-jun Fan; Ye-qiu Liu

    2006-01-01

    SMPU (shape memory polyurethane) non-ionomers and ionomers, synthesized with poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL),4, 4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), 1,4-butanediol (BDO), dimethylolpropionic acid (DMPA) were measured with cyclic tensile test and strain recovery test. The relations between the structure and shape memory effect of these two series were studied with respect to the ionic group content and the effect of neutralization. The resulting data indicate that, with the introduction of asymmetrical extender, the stress at 100% elongation is decreased for PU non-ionomer and ionomer series,especially lowered sharply for non-ionomer series; the fixation ratio of ionomer series is not affected obviously by the ionic group content; the total recovery ratio of ionomer series is decreased greatly. After sufficient relaxation time for samples stretched beforehand, the switching temperature is raised slightly, whereas the recovery ratio measured with strain recovery test method is lowered with increased DMPA content. The characterization with FT-IR, DSC, DMA elucidated that, the ordered hard domain of the two series is disrupted with the introduction of DMPA which causes more hard segments to dissolve in soft phase; ionic groups on hard segment enhance the cohesion between hard segments especially at high ionic group content and significantly facilitate the phase separation compared with the corresponding non-ionomer at moderate ionic group content.

  3. Shrinkage Characteristics of Experimental Polymer Containing Composites under Controlled Light Curing Modes

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    Alain Pefferkorn

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The adsorption of polymethylmethacrylate polymer of different molecular weight at the aerosil/ethyleneglycol- or 1,3 butanediol-dimethacrylate interfaces was determined to provide microstructured networks. Their structural characteristics were determined to be controlled by the amount of polymer initially supplied to the system. The sediment (the settled phase characteristics, determined as a function of the polymer concentration and the rate of the polymerization shrinkage determined for composite resins, obtained by extrusion of the sediment after centrifugation, were found to be correlated. The specific role of the adsorbed polymer was found to be differently perturbed with the supplementary supply of dimethacrylate based monomer additives. Particularly, the bisphenol A dimethacrylate that generated crystals within the sediment was found to impede the shrinkage along the crystal lateral faces and strongly limit the shrinkage along its basal faces. Addition of ethyleneglycol- or polyethylene-glycoldimethacrylate monomers was determined to modify the sedimentation characteristics of the aerosil suspension and the shrinkage properties of the composites. Finally, the effects of stepwise light curing methods with prolonged lighting-off periods were investigated and found to modify the development and the final values of the composite shrinkage.

  4. Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable aliphatic copolyesters with hydrophilic soft segments

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    JASNA DJONLAGIC

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the synthesis, structure and physical properties of two series of segmented poly(ester-ethers based on poly(butylene succinate and two different types of polyethers were investigated. The poly(ester-ethers were synthesized by transesterification reaction of dimethyl succinate, 1,4-butanediol and poly(ethylene oxide (PEO, Mn = 1000 g/mol in the first series, and poly(tetramethylene oxide (PTMO, Mn = 1000 g/mol in the second. The mass fraction of soft segments was varied between 10 and 50 mass. %. The effect of the introduction of two different polyether soft segments on the structure, thermal and rheological properties were investigated. The composition of the poly(ester-ethers, determined from their 1H-NMR spectra, showed that incorporation of soft polyether segments was successfully performed by the transesterification reaction in bulk. The molecular weight was estimated from solution viscosity measurements and complex dynamic viscosities. The thermal properties investigated by DSC indicated that the presence of soft segments lowers the melting and crystallization temperature of the hard phase, as well as the degree of crystallinity. Dynamical mechanical analysis was used to investigate the influence of composition on the rheological behavior of the segmented poly(ester-ethers. The results obtained from an enzymatic degradation test performed on some of the synthesized polymers showed that the biodegradability is enhanced with increasing hydrophilicity.

  5. A new crystal form of human tear lipocalin reveals high flexibility in the loop region and induced fit in the ligand cavity

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    Breustedt, Daniel A.; Chatwell, Lorenz; Skerra, Arne

    2009-01-01

    Tear lipocalin (TLC) with the bound artificial ligand 1,4-butanediol has been crystallized in space group P21 with four protein molecules in the asymmetric unit and its X-ray structure has been solved at 2.6 Å resolution. TLC is a member of the lipocalin family that binds ligands with diverse chemical structures, such as fatty acids, phospholipids and cholesterol as well as microbial siderophores and the antibiotic rifampin. Previous X-ray structural analysis of apo TLC crystallized in space group C2 revealed a rather large bifurcated ligand pocket and a partially disordered loop region at the entrace to the cavity. Analysis of the P21 crystal form uncovered major conformational changes (i) in β-strands B, C and D, (ii) in loops 1, 2 and 4 at the open end of the β-­barrel and (iii) in the extended C-terminal segment, which is attached to the β-­barrel via a disulfide bridge. The structural comparison indicates high conformational plasticity of the loop region as well as of deeper parts of the ligand pocket, thus allowing adaptation to ligands that differ vastly in size and shape. This illustrates a mechanism for promiscuity in ligand recognition which may also be relevant for some other physiologically important members of the lipocalin protein family. PMID:19770509

  6. Effect of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles on the Degradability of Random Poly(butylene terephthalate-co-aliphatic dicarboxylates Having a High Content of Terephthalic Units

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    Nina Heidarzadeh

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Copolyesters derived from 1,4-butanediol and constituted also of aliphatic and aromatic dicarboxylate units in a molar ratio of 3:7 were synthesized by a two-step polycondensation procedure. Succinic, adipic, and sebacic acids were specifically selected as the aliphatic component whereas terephthalic acid was chosen as the aromatic moiety. The second synthesis step was a thermal transesterification between the corresponding homopolymers, always attaining a random distribution as verified by NMR spectroscopy. Hybrid polymer composites containing 2.5 wt % of hydroxyapatite (HAp were also prepared by in situ polymerization. Hydroxyl groups on the nanoparticle surface allowed the grafting of polymer chains in such a way that composites were mostly insoluble in the typical solvents of the parent copolyesters. HAp had some influence on crystallization from the melt, thermal stability, and mechanical properties. HAp also improved the biocompatibility of samples due to the presence of Ca2+ cations and the damping effect of phosphate groups. Interestingly, HAp resulted in a significant increase in the hydrophilicity of samples, which considerably affected both enzymatic and hydrolytic degradability. Slight differences were also found in the function of the dicarboxylic component, as the lowest degradation rates was found for the sample constituted of the most hydrophobic sebacic acid units.

  7. Preparation and characterization of deuterized polymers for neutron scattering studies

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    Some perdeuterized, partially deuterized, and some analogous undeuterized, low-molecular and macromolecular substances were synthesized and characterized. Oligo(ethylene oxide) with methyl ether or methyl ether/hydroxyl end group can easily be prepared in the range of molecular weight between 103 and 104. Linear and cyclic n-alkanes up to n=384 or 288, respectively, and the corresponding periodically partially deuterized alkanes were obtained on a preparative scalle from poly-, diacetylenes; the corresponding high polymer, partially deuterized polyethylene, is obtainable by deuteration of polyocteneamer. As to segmented polyurethane elastomers, partially and perdeuterized elastomers with monodisperse hard segments were obtained on the basis of 4,4'-diphenyl methane-diisocyanate/butanediol and poly(oxytetramethylene) soft segment, applying novel principles of synthesis. The significant findings and results obtained in connection with the characterization of specimens and by means of the neutron scattering experiments are the following: in n-alkanes, the thermal pretreatment has a determining effect on chain folding, which occurs only above a chain length of 120 CH2 units; with polyurethanes, hard segments show little, if any, tendency to allow chain folding, and at temperatures above their melting temperature re-urethanization reactions set in. (orig.) With 7 refs., 2 figs

  8. On-line detection of illicit substances in liquid phase with proton-transfer-reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS)

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    Juerschik, Simone; Agarwal, Bishu; Petersson, Fredrik [Institut fuer Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Sulzer, Philipp; Haidacher, Stefan; Jordan, Alfons; Schottkowsky, Ralf; Hartungen, Eugen; Hanel, Gernot; Seehauser, Hans; Maerk, Lukas [IONICON Analytik GmbH, Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 3, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria); Maerk, Tilmann D. [Institut fuer Ionenphysik und Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria); IONICON Analytik GmbH, Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 3, 6020 Innsbruck (Austria)

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    The direct aqueous injection (DAI) technique was recently utilized for the detection of illicit substances in liquid phase. DAI turns out to be an ideal solution for direct analysis of liquid samples, since we can make good use of the outstanding advantages, such as real-time analysis, no sample preparation, low detection limits and short response time. Differences in TNT concentration in the water could be seen dependent on time and original size of the pieces and we could demonstrate a linear correlation between the concentration in liquid and the PTR-MS signal. Furthermore, we were also able to demonstrate that this method is capable of detecting minute traces of ''rape drugs'', i.e. {gamma}-butyrolactone and 1,4-butanediol, in liquids. This new method achieving sensitivities in the around 100 pptw range appears therefore well suited for the fight against drug crime and terrorism and for the evaluation of contamination of ammunition dumping sites.

  9. Control of Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers by Restriction of Crystallization of Soft Segment

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    Sadaharu Nakamura

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Mechanical properties of thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers based on either polyether or polycarbonate (PC-glycols, 4,4’-dipheylmethane diisocyanate (1,1’-methylenebis(4-isocyanatobenzene, 1,4-butanediol, were controlled by restriction of crystallization of polymer glycols. For the polyether glycol based-polyurethane elastomers (PUEs, poly(oxytetramethylene glycol (PTMG, and PTMG incorporating dimethyl groups (PTG-X and methyl side groups (PTG-L were employed as a polymer glycol. For the PC-glycol, the randomly copolymerized PC-glycols with hexamethylene (C6 and tetramethylene (C4 units between carbonate groups with various composition ratios (C4/C6 = 0/100, 50/50, 70/30 and 90/10 were employed. The degree of microphase separation and mechanical properties of both the PUEs were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic viscoelastic property measurements and tensile testing. Mechanical properties could be controlled by changing the molar ratio of two different monomer components.

  10. Stereoselective PCO/POC-Rearrangement of P-C-Cage Phosphorane in the Reaction of 4,5-Dimethyl-2-(2-oxo-1,2-diphenyl)ethoxy-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane with Hexafluoroacetone.

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    Mironov, Vladimir F; Dimukhametov, Mudaris N; Efimov, Sergey V; Aminova, Roza M; Karataeva, Farida Kh; Krivolapov, Dmitry B; Mironova, Ekaterina V; Klochkov, Vladimir V

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    Interaction of 4,5-dimethyl-2-(2-oxo-1,2-diphenyl)ethoxy-1,3,2-dioxaphospholane, bearing a carboxyl group in the γ-position with respect to the phosphorus atom and obtained from d,l-butanediol, with hexafluoroacetone (CCl4, -40 °C) leads to the simultaneous formation of regio- and stereoisomeric cage-like phosphoranes with phosphorus-carbon and phosphorus-oxygen bonds with a high stereoselectivity (>95%), whose structure was determined by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and XRD. When stored as a solution in dichloromethane for one month, the PCO-isomer rearranges into the thermodynamically more stable POC-isomer of the cage-like phosphorane. Mild hydrolysis of the PCO/POC-isomers proceeds with a high chemoselectivity and leads to the formation of P(IV)-dioxaphospholane derivatives. Acidic hydrolysis of the POC-isomer leads to the formation of an oxirane derivative with an unexpectedly high stereoselectivity (>95%). DFT calculations (using the PBE functional) allowed us to obtain structures and energies of the initial phospholane, reaction products (PCO/POC-isomers), and an intermediate P(V)-oxaphosphirane. PMID:27258739

  11. Temperature-Induced Aggregate Transitions in Mixtures of Cationic Ammonium Gemini Surfactant with Anionic Glutamic Acid Surfactant in Aqueous Solution.

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    Ji, Xiuling; Tian, Maozhang; Wang, Yilin

    2016-02-01

    The aggregation behaviors of the mixtures of cationic gemini surfactant 1,4-bis(dodecyl-N,N-dimethylammonium bromide)-2,3-butanediol (C12C4(OH)2C12Br2) and anionic amino acid surfactant N-dodecanoylglutamic acid (C12Glu) in aqueous solution of pH = 10.0 have been studied. The mixture forms spherical micelles, vesicles, and wormlike micelles at 25 °C by changing mixing ratios and/or total surfactant concentration. Then these aggregates undergo a series of transitions upon increasing the temperature. Smaller spherical micelles transfer into larger vesicles, vesicles transfer into solid spherical aggregates and then into larger irregular aggregates, and entangled wormlike micelles transfer into branched wormlike micelles. Moreover, the larger irregular aggregates and branched micelles finally lead to precipitation and clouding phenomenon, respectively. All these transitions are thermally reversible, and the transition temperatures can be tuned by varying the mixing ratios and/or total concentration. These temperature-dependent aggregate transitions can be elucidated on the basis of the temperature-induced variations in the dehydration, electrostatic interaction, and hydrogen bonds of the headgroup area and in the hydrophobic interaction between the hydrocarbon chains. The results suggest that the surfactants carrying multiple binding sites will greatly improve the regulation ability and temperature sensitivity. PMID:26750978

  12. Whole genome analysis of halotolerant and alkalotolerant plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Klebsiella sp. D5A.

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    Liu, Wuxing; Wang, Qingling; Hou, Jinyu; Tu, Chen; Luo, Yongming; Christie, Peter

    2016-01-01

    This research undertook the systematic analysis of the Klebsiella sp. D5A genome and identification of genes that contribute to plant growth-promoting (PGP) traits, especially genes related to salt tolerance and wide pH adaptability. The genome sequence of isolate D5A was obtained using an Illumina HiSeq 2000 sequencing system with average coverages of 174.7× and 200.1× using the paired-end and mate-pair sequencing, respectively. Predicted and annotated gene sequences were analyzed for similarity with the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) enzyme database followed by assignment of each gene into the KEGG pathway charts. The results show that the Klebsiella sp. D5A genome has a total of 5,540,009 bp with 57.15% G + C content. PGP conferring genes such as indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) biosynthesis, phosphate solubilization, siderophore production, acetoin and 2,3-butanediol synthesis, and N2 fixation were determined. Moreover, genes putatively responsible for resistance to high salinity including glycine-betaine synthesis, trehalose synthesis and a number of osmoregulation receptors and transport systems were also observed in the D5A genome together with numerous genes that contribute to pH homeostasis. These genes reveal the genetic adaptation of D5A to versatile environmental conditions and the effectiveness of the isolate to serve as a plant growth stimulator. PMID:27216548

  13. The γ radiolysis at room temperature of liquid deaerated isopropanol

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    The main products formed in the room temperature γ radiolysis of liquid isopropanol, and their respective yields, are: hydrogen 3.8, methane 1.6, acetone 3.4, acetaldehyde 1.1, and pinacol 0.3. These results give a material balance in good agreement with the formula of isopropanol and lead to a value for the yield of decomposition: 5, 3. The absence of butanediol 2.3 shows that the acetaldehyde cannot come from the dismutation of hydroxyethyl radicals. The variations of the hydrogen yield in the neutral medium with the concentration of added electron scavengers may be explained in terms of the model proposed by Freeman and FAYADH which supposes the existence of spurs. The yield of solvated electrons diffusing into the bulk of the solution and also the ratios of rate constants for the reactions of the scavengers with the electrons may likewise be obtained on the basis of this model. Certain effects not foreseen by this model may result from the capture of electrons solvated or not, whose mode of disappearance in pure alcohol remains unknown. One may distinguish a yield of excited molecules of at least 2, of which 80 per cent lead to the production of molecular hydrogen and 20 per cent to that of molecular methane, and an ionization yield of 2. 2. The discussion of the various mechanisms which may lead to the formation of the products indicates that these yields may be higher than the values quoted. (author)

  14. Factors influencing the release of Mitragyna speciosa crude extracts from biodegradable P(3HB-co-4HB).

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    Chee, Jee-Wei; Amirul, A A; Majid, M I A; Mansor, S M

    2008-09-01

    Copolyesters of 3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB) and 4-hydroxybutyrate (4HB) were produced by Cupriavidus sp. (USMAA2-4) (DSM 19379) from carbon sources of 1,4-butanediol and gamma-butyrolactone. The composition of copolyesters produced varied from 0 to 45 mol% 4HB, depending on the combination of carbon sources supplied. The P(3HB-co-4HB) films containing Mitragyna speciosa crude extract were prepared with the ratio varying from 10 to 40% (w/w). The in vitro crude extract release of the films was studied in 0.1M phosphate buffer (pH 7.4) at 37 degrees C. Although the release rate was slow, it was maintained at a constant rate. This suggests that the crude extract release was due to the polymer degradation because the amount of crude extract released was consistent. The amount of degradation was based on the films' dry weight loss, decrease in molecular weight and surface morphology changes. The degradation rate increased with the 4HB content. This showed that the polymer degradation is dependant on the molecular weight, crystallinity, thermal properties and water permeability. The different drug loading ratio which led to surface morphology changes also gave an effect on polymer degradation. PMID:18584978

  15. TOPEM DSC study of glass transition region of polyurethane cationomers

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    Highlights: ► TOPEM DSC method was employed to investigate the glass transition (Tg) region of fluorinated polyurethane cationomers. ► Introduction of fluorine compounds significantly changes thermal behaviour of cationomers in the Tg region of hard segments. ► Introduction of fluorine compound leads to changes of the slope in activation diagram of glass transition. - Abstract: In this paper TOPEM DSC method was employed to investigate the glass transition region of fluorinated polyurethane cationomers. Fluorinated polyurethane cationomers have been synthesised in the reaction of MDI with poly(ethylene glycol) (600) and butane1,4-diol or N-methyl- or N-butyldiethanolamine and 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-1,4-butanediol. Better rigidity was found for generally amorphous cationomer coats. It was found that introduction of fluorine compound changes thermal behaviour of polyurethane cationomers as well as leads to changes in the slope in activation diagram profiles of glass transition in comparison to polyuretahene cationomer without fluorine compound. Application of TOPEM DSC allows to obtain more information concerning frequency dependence of glass transition region and thermodynamical stability of polyurethane structures.

  16. 13C solution NMR spectra of poly(ether)urethanes. Technical memorandum

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    The 13C solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of the 15 poly(ether)urethanes are presented. The poly(urethane)s were prepared using one of two diisocyanates, either methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) or hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), one of five poly(ether glycol)s, poly(tetramethylene ether glycol) of molecular weight 650, 1000, or 1400, or poly(ethylene glycol) of molecular weight 600 or 1000, and one of three chain extenders, 1,4-butanediol, 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediol, or diethylene glycol. These polymers were prepared as part of a modelling study to determine if Group Contribution Theory and Group Interaction Modelling could be used to predict dynamic mechanical properties of poly(ether)urethanes on the basis of the structural fragments in the polymers. The chemical shifts of the unique carbons in each of the poly(urethane)s are assigned. They can be used to unambiguously identify the diisocyanate/diol/poly(ether glycol) used to prepare the various polyurethanes. For some compounds the spectra show resonances for terminal hydroxyl substituted carbons. These could provide a method, under the right experimental conditions, to compare molecular weights of batches of the same polymer. (author)

  17. Lack of RsmA-mediated control results in constant hypervirulence, cell elongation, and hyperflagellation in Pectobacterium wasabiae.

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    Kõiv, Viia; Andresen, Liis; Broberg, Martin; Frolova, Jekaterina; Somervuo, Panu; Auvinen, Petri; Pirhonen, Minna; Tenson, Tanel; Mäe, Andres

    2013-01-01

    The posttranscriptional regulator RsmA controls the production of plant cell wall degrading enzymes (PCWDE) and cell motility in the Pectobacterium genus of plant pathogens. In this study the physiological role of gene regulation by RsmA is under investigation. Disruption of rsmA gene of the Pectobacterium wasabiae strain, SCC3193 resulted in 3-fold decrease in growth rate and increased virulence. The comparison of mRNA levels of the rsmA(-) mutant and wild-type using a genome-wide microarray showed, that genes responsible for successful infection, i.e. virulence factors, motility, butanediol fermentation, various secretion systems etc. were up-regulated in the rsmA(-) strain. The rsmA(-) strain exhibited a higher propensity to swarm and produce PCWDE compared to the wild-type strain. Virulence experiments in potato tubers demonstrated that in spite of its more efficient tissue maceration, the rsmA(-) strain's ability to survive within the host is reduced and the infection site is taken over by resident bacteria. Taken together, in the absence of RsmA, cells revert to a constitutively infective phenotype characterized by expression of virulence factors and swarming. We hypothesize that lack of control over these costly energetic processes results in decreased growth rate and fitness. In addition, our findings suggest a relationship between swarming and virulence in plant pathogens. PMID:23372695

  18. Inhibitory Effects of Chemical Compounds Isolated from the Rhizome of Smilax glabra on Nitric Oxide and Tumor Necrosis Factor-α Production in Lipopolysaccharide-Induced RAW264.7 Cell

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    Chuan-li Lu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The rhizome of Smilax glabra has been used for a long time as both food and folk medicine in many countries. The present study focused on the active constituents from the rhizome of S. glabra, which possess potential anti-inflammatory activities. As a result, nine known compounds were isolated from the rhizome of S. glabra with the bioassay-guiding, and were identified as syringaresinol (1, lasiodiplodin (2, de-O-methyllasiodiplodin (3, syringic acid (4, 1,4-bis(4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl-2,3-bis(hydroxymethyl-1,4-butanediol (5, lyoniresinol (6, trans-resveratrol (7, trans-caffeic acid methyl ester (8, and dihydrokaempferol (9. Among these compounds, 2 and 3 were isolated for the first time from S. glabra. In addition, the potential anti-inflammatory activities of the isolated compounds were evaluated in vitro in lipopolysaccharide- (LPS- induced RAW264.7 cells. Results indicated that 4 and 7 showed significant inhibitory effects on NO production of RAW264.7 cells, and 1, 2, 3, and 5 showed moderate suppression effects on induced NO production. 1, 7, and 5 exhibited high inhibitory effects on TNF-α production, with the IC50 values less than 2.3, 4.4, and 16.6 μM, respectively. These findings strongly suggest that compounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9 were the potential anti-inflammatory active compositions of S. glabra.

  19. Conducting polymer actuator based on chemically deposited polypyrrole and polyurethane-based solid polymer electrolyte working in air

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    Conducting polymers (CPs), such as polypyrrole, polythiophene, and polyaniline, are unique in that they have switchable properties due to their two or more mechanically stable oxidation states. Thus, their films or coatings can be easily switched by the application of a small voltage and current to change their volume during electrochemical redox processes. In particular, polypyrrole (PPy) has been studied most extensively because of its high electrical conductivity and good environmental stability under ambient conditions. In this work, we have studied a new CP actuator, fully polymeric, assembled with two PPy film electrodes and a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE), polyurethane/Mg(ClO4)2. Polyurethanes (PUs) were synthesized from 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD) and three types of polyol: poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), poly(propylene glycol) (PPG), and PPG-block-PEG-block-PPG (PPG-co-PEG). The chemical polymerization of PPy by immersion in Py monomer aqueous solution and oxidant aqueous solution is an adequate method to prepare PU/PPy composite film as an actuator. To find the proper thickness of the PPy coating layer for actuation, we measured the displacements of the actuators according to the thickness of the PPy coating layer. The displacement of all actuators is discussed in connection with the properties of the SPE and PPy. All the results obtained in this work show the feasibility of electrochemomechanical devices based on PPy and SPE film being able to work in air

  20. Structural and magnetic properties of CoxFe3−xO4 versus Co/Fe molar ratio

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    CoxFe3−xO4 (x=0.5–2.5) magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized via redox reaction between cobalt nitrate, iron nitrate and 1-4-butanediol using five Co/Fe molar ratios, followed by calcination at 1000 °C. Single phase nanoscaled cobalt ferrite was obtained at x=1.0 and at slight Co excess (x=1.5), while at high Co/Fe molar ratios (x=2.0 and x=2.5) the prevailing phase was CoO accompanied by CoFe2O4 traces. The highest values of coercive field and saturation magnetization were obtained for the sample at x=1.0, while the lowest values were obtained in the sample with the highest Co excess (x=2.5). The results indicated that the used synthesis route was suitable for the synthesis of cobalt ferrite with moderate saturation magnetization and high coercive field values. - Highlights: • Cobalt ferrite magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by redox reaction. • The magnetic properties of CoxFe3−xO4 depend on the Co/Fe ratio. • Nanoparticles were spherical with sizes in the range of 30–73 nm. • At Co/Fe stoichiometric ratio and slight Co excess single phase CoFe2O4 results. • The critical role of Co concentration in the synthesized samples was revealed

  1. Life-cycle fossil energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of bioderived chemicals and their conventional counterparts.

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    Adom, Felix; Dunn, Jennifer B; Han, Jeongwoo; Sather, Norm

    2014-12-16

    Biomass-derived chemical products may offer reduced environmental impacts compared to their fossil-derived counterparts and could improve profit margins at biorefineries when coproduced with higher-volume, lower-profit margin biofuels. It is important to assess on a life-cycle basis the energy and environmental impacts of these bioproducts as compared to conventional, fossil-derived products. We undertook a life-cycle analysis of eight bioproducts produced from either algal-derived glycerol or corn stover-derived sugars. Selected on the basis of technology readiness and market potential, the bioproducts are propylene glycol, 1,3-propanediol, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, acrylic acid, polyethylene, succinic acid, isobutanol, and 1,4-butanediol. We developed process simulations to obtain energy and material flows in the production of each bioproduct and examined sensitivity of these flows to process design assumptions. Conversion process data for fossil-derived products were based on the literature. Conversion process data were combined with upstream parameters in the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model to generate life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fossil energy consumption (FEC) for each bioproduct and its corresponding petroleum-derived product. The bioproducts uniformly offer GHG emissions reductions compared to their fossil counterparts ranging from 39 to 86% on a cradle-to-grave basis. Similarly, FEC was lower for bioproducts than for conventional products. PMID:25380298

  2. Synthesis and characterizations of degradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters from lactic acid, dimethyl terephthalate and diol: Effects of diol type and monomer feed ratio

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    Full Text Available Lactic acid-based aliphatic/aromatic copolyesters are synthesized to incorporate the degradability of polylactic acid and good mechanical properties of aromatic species by using polycondensation of lactic acid (LA, dimethyl terephthalate (DMT, and various diols. Effects of diol lengths and comonomer feed ratios on structure and properties of the resulting copolymers are investigated. Three types of diols with different methylene lengths are employed, i.e., ethylene glycol (EG, 1,3-propanediol (PD and 1,4-butanediol (BD. LA/DMT/diol feed ratios of 2:1:2, 1:1:2, and 1:2:4 are used in each diol system. It is found that types of the diols play an important role in the properties of the copolyester, where an increase in diol length results in an increase in the copolymers molecular weight, and a decrease in Tg, Tm and crystallinity, when a constant monomer feed ratio is employed. Monomer feed ratio also has a significant effect on properties of the copolymers, where an increase in the aromatic content leads to formation of copolymers with higher molecular weight, longer aromatic block sequence and high aromatic to aliphatic ratio in the chain structure. These, in turn, lead to an increase in Tg, Tm, crystallinity and thermal stability of the copolymer samples, and a reduction in their solubility.

  3. Comparison of analytical protein separation characteristics for three amine-based capillary-channeled polymer (C-CP) stationary phases.

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    Jiang, Liuwei; Marcus, R Kenneth

    2016-02-01

    Capillary-channeled polymer (C-CP) fiber stationary phases are finding utility in the realms of protein analytics as well as downstream processing. We have recently described the modification of poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) C-CP fibers to affect amine-rich phases for the weak anion-exchange (WAX) separation of proteins. Polyethylenimine (PEI) is covalently coupled to the PET surface, with subsequent cross-linking imparted by treatment with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BUDGE). These modifications yield vastly improved dynamic binding capacities over the unmodified fibers. We have also previously employed native (unmodified) nylon 6 C-CP fibers as weak anion/cation-exchange (mixed-mode) and hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) phases for protein separations. Polyamide, nylon 6, consists of amide groups along the polymer backbone, with primary amines and carboxylic acid end groups. The analytical separation characteristics of these three amine-based C-CP fiber phases are compared here. Each of the C-CP fiber columns in this study was shown to be able to separate a bovine serum albumin/hemoglobin/lysozyme mixture at high mobile phase linear velocity (∼70 mm s(-1)) but with different elution characteristics. These differences reflect the types of protein-surface interactions that are occurring, based on the active group composition of the fiber surfaces. This study provides important fundamental understanding for the development of surface-modified C-CP fiber columns for protein separation. PMID:26345444

  4. Metabolism and Virulence Strategies in Dickeya-Host Interactions.

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    Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat, N

    2016-01-01

    Dickeya, a genus of the Enterobacteriaceae family, all cause plant diseases. They are aggressive necrotrophs that have both a wide geographic distribution and a wide host range. As a plant pathogen, Dickeya has had to adapt to a vegetarian diet. Plants constitute a large storage of carbohydrates; they contain substantial amounts of soluble sugars and the plant cell wall is composed of long polysaccharides. Metabolic functions used by Dickeya in order to multiply during infection are essential aspects of pathogenesis. Dickeya is able to catabolize a large range of oligosaccharides and glycosides of plant origin. Glucose, fructose, and sucrose are all efficiently metabolized by the bacteria. To avoid the formation of acidic products, their final catabolism involves the butanediol pathway, a nonacidifying fermentative pathway. The assimilation of plant polysaccharides necessitates their prior cleavage into oligomers. Notably, the Dickeya virulence strategy is based on its capacity to dissociate the plant cell wall and, for this, the bacteria secrete an extensive set of polysaccharide degrading enzymes, composed mostly of pectinases. Since pectic polymers have a major role in plant tissue cohesion, pectinase action results in plant rot. The pectate lyases secreted by Dickeya play a double role as virulence factors and as nutrient providers. This dual function implies that the pel gene expression is regulated by both metabolic and virulence regulators. The control of sugar assimilation by specific or global regulators enables Dickeya to link its nutritional status to virulence, a coupling that optimizes the different phases of infection. PMID:27571693

  5. Activity of nanosized titania synthesized from thermal decomposition of titanium (IV n-butoxide for the photocatalytic degradation of diuron

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    Jitlada Klongdee, Wansiri Petchkroh, Kosin Phuempoonsathaporn, Piyasan Praserthdam, Alisa S. Vangnai and Varong Pavarajarn

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanoparticles of anatase titania were synthesized by the thermal decomposition of titanium (IV n-butoxide in 1,4-butanediol. The powder obtained was characterized by various characterization techniques, such as XRD, BET, SEM and TEM, to confirm that it was a collection of single crystal anatase with particle size smaller than 15 nm. The synthesized titania was employed as catalyst for the photodegradation of diuron, a herbicide belonging to the phenylurea family, which has been considered as a biologically active pollutant in soil and water. Although diuron is chemically stable, degradation of diuron by photocatalyzed oxidation was found possible. The conversions achieved by titania prepared were in the range of 70–80% within 6 h of reaction, using standard UV lamps, while over 99% conversion was achieved under solar irradiation. The photocatalytic activity was compared with that of the Japanese Reference Catalyst (JRC-TIO-1 titania from the Catalysis Society of Japan. The synthesized titania exhibited higher rate and efficiency in diuron degradation than reference catalyst. The results from the investigations by controlling various reaction parameters, such as oxygen dissolved in the solution, diuron concentration, as well as light source, suggested that the enhanced photocatalytic activity was the result from higher crystallinity of the synthesized titania.

  6. Revealing the morphological architecture of a shape memory polyurethane by simulation

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    Hu, Jinlian; Zhang, Cuili; Ji, Fenglong; Li, Xun; Han, Jianping; Wu, You

    2016-07-01

    The lack of specific knowledge of the network structure in shape memory polymers (SMPs) has prevented us from gaining an in-depth understanding of their mechanisms and limited the potential for materials innovation. This paper firstly reveals the unit-cell nanoscale morphological architecture of SMPs by simulation. The phase separated architecture of a segmented shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) with a 30 wt% hard segment content (HSC, 4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO)) showing good shape memory properties was investigated by dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. A linked-spherical netpoint-frame phase of MDI, a matrix-switch phase of polycaprolactone (PCL) and a connected-spider-like interphase for BDO were obtained for this SMPU. The BDO interphase can reinforce the MDI network. Based on these simulation results, a three-dimensional (3D) overall morphological architectural model of the SMPU can be established. This theoretical study has verified, enriched and integrated two existing schematic models: one being the morphological model deduced from experiments and the other the frame model for SMPs reported before. It can serve as a theoretical guide for smart polymeric materials design. This method for the simulation of polymer structure at the nanoscale can be extended to many areas such as photonic crystals where nanoscale self-assembly plays a vital role.

  7. Lack of RsmA-mediated control results in constant hypervirulence, cell elongation, and hyperflagellation in Pectobacterium wasabiae.

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    Full Text Available The posttranscriptional regulator RsmA controls the production of plant cell wall degrading enzymes (PCWDE and cell motility in the Pectobacterium genus of plant pathogens. In this study the physiological role of gene regulation by RsmA is under investigation. Disruption of rsmA gene of the Pectobacterium wasabiae strain, SCC3193 resulted in 3-fold decrease in growth rate and increased virulence. The comparison of mRNA levels of the rsmA(- mutant and wild-type using a genome-wide microarray showed, that genes responsible for successful infection, i.e. virulence factors, motility, butanediol fermentation, various secretion systems etc. were up-regulated in the rsmA(- strain. The rsmA(- strain exhibited a higher propensity to swarm and produce PCWDE compared to the wild-type strain. Virulence experiments in potato tubers demonstrated that in spite of its more efficient tissue maceration, the rsmA(- strain's ability to survive within the host is reduced and the infection site is taken over by resident bacteria. Taken together, in the absence of RsmA, cells revert to a constitutively infective phenotype characterized by expression of virulence factors and swarming. We hypothesize that lack of control over these costly energetic processes results in decreased growth rate and fitness. In addition, our findings suggest a relationship between swarming and virulence in plant pathogens.

  8. Using Chain Extenders to Modify Release Rates of Orange Oil from Poly(Urea-Urethane) Microcapsules.

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    Pušlar, Jurij; Štefanec, Dejan; Vrhunec, Aljoša

    2015-01-01

    Poly(urea-urethane) and polyurea microcapsules were prepared by an interfacial polymerisation using orange oil as a core material and a mixture of polymeric 4,4'-methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate in a molar ratio of 1:0.2 as oil-soluble monomers. The membrane composition, thickness, and other properties were varied by changing the type and amount of oil-soluble monomers and water-soluble chain extenders, such as ethylenediamine and diethylenetriamine based on amine groups and 1,4-butanediol and polyethylene glycol 400 based on hydroxyl groups. Studies of the morphology and release behaviour show high dependency on the reaction conditions and reactants' properties. The release rate of the orange oil from microcapsules is highest when using a polymeric linear chain extender, polyethylene glycol with a molecular mass of 400. Microcapsules with improved mechanical stability and a slower release rate were obtained by a thicker membrane and by using the branched multi-functional chain extender diethylenetriamine. PMID:26454605

  9. Identification and quantification of the main organic components of vinegars by high resolution 1H NMR spectroscopy

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    A detailed analysis of the proton high-field NMR spectra of vinegars (in particular of Italian balsamic vinegars) is reported. A large number of organic substances belonging to different classes, such as carbohydrates, alcohols, organic acids, volatile compounds and amino acids, were assigned. The possibility of quantification of the substances identified in the whole vinegar sample, without extraction or pre-concentration steps, was also tested. The data validity was demonstrated in terms of precision, accuracy, repeatability and inter-day reproducibility. The effects of the most critical experimental parameters (sample concentration, water suppression and relaxation time) on the analysis response were also discussed. 1H NMR results were compared with those obtained by traditional techniques (GC-MS, titrations), and good correlations were obtained. The results showed that 1H NMR with water suppression allows a rapid, simultaneous determination of carbohydrates (glucose and fructose), organic acids (acetic, formic, lactic, malic, citric, succinic and tartaric acids), alcohols and polyols (ethanol, acetoin, 2,3-butanediol, hydroxymethylfurfural), and volatile substances (ethyl acetate) in vinegar samples. On the contrary, the amino acid determination without sample pre-concentration was critical. The 1H NMR method proposed was applied to different samples of vinegars, allowing, in particular, the discrimination of vinegars and balsamic vinegars

  10. Enzyme-catalyzed synthesis of unsaturated aliphatic polyesters based on green monomers from renewable resources.

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    Jiang, Yi; Woortman, Albert J J; van Ekenstein, Gert O R Alberda; Loos, Katja

    2013-01-01

    Bio-based commercially available succinate, itaconate and 1,4-butanediol are enzymatically co-polymerized in solution via a two-stage method, using Candida antarctica Lipase B (CALB, in immobilized form as Novozyme® 435) as the biocatalyst. The chemical structures of the obtained products, poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(butylene succinate-co-itaconate) (PBSI), are confirmed by 1H- and 13C-NMR. The effects of the reaction conditions on the CALB-catalyzed synthesis of PBSI are fully investigated, and the optimal polymerization conditions are obtained. With the established method, PBSI with tunable compositions and satisfying reaction yields is produced. The 1H-NMR results confirm that carbon-carbon double bonds are well preserved in PBSI. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) results indicate that the amount of itaconate in the co-polyesters has no obvious effects on the glass-transition temperature and the thermal stability of PBS and PBSI, but has significant effects on the melting temperature. PMID:24970176

  11. Revealing the morphological architecture of a shape memory polyurethane by simulation.

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    Hu, Jinlian; Zhang, Cuili; Ji, Fenglong; Li, Xun; Han, Jianping; Wu, You

    2016-01-01

    The lack of specific knowledge of the network structure in shape memory polymers (SMPs) has prevented us from gaining an in-depth understanding of their mechanisms and limited the potential for materials innovation. This paper firstly reveals the unit-cell nanoscale morphological architecture of SMPs by simulation. The phase separated architecture of a segmented shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) with a 30 wt% hard segment content (HSC, 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO)) showing good shape memory properties was investigated by dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations. A linked-spherical netpoint-frame phase of MDI, a matrix-switch phase of polycaprolactone (PCL) and a connected-spider-like interphase for BDO were obtained for this SMPU. The BDO interphase can reinforce the MDI network. Based on these simulation results, a three-dimensional (3D) overall morphological architectural model of the SMPU can be established. This theoretical study has verified, enriched and integrated two existing schematic models: one being the morphological model deduced from experiments and the other the frame model for SMPs reported before. It can serve as a theoretical guide for smart polymeric materials design. This method for the simulation of polymer structure at the nanoscale can be extended to many areas such as photonic crystals where nanoscale self-assembly plays a vital role. PMID:27373495

  12. Synthesis of waterborne polyurethane containing alkoxysilane side groups and the properties of the hybrid coating films

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    Li, Qi; Guo, Longhai; Qiu, Teng; Xiao, Weidong; Du, Dianxing; Li, Xiaoyu

    2016-07-01

    A series of waterborne polyurethane (WPU) containing alkoxysilane side groups were synthesized by using the dihydroxy functionalized alkoxysilane. The diol with trimethoxysilane groups at the side chains was synthesized via Michael addition between 3-(methacryloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (MAPTS) and diethanolamine (DEA). The silane diol was applied as the chain extender for the NCO-endcapped prepolymer of isophorone diisocyanate, polycarbonate diol, 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl) butyric acid and 1,4-butanediol. The products with the silane content varied from 1.2 to 16.5 wt% were dispersed in water after neutralization. The effect of the silane diol on the particle size and morphology of the WPU dispersion was studied by dynamic light scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) characterization was carried out on the coating film of the WPU, revealing that the long flexible side chain is favorable for the silane components to emigrate toward the film surface and crosslink during the film formation process. As a result, both the surface contact angle to water and water adsorption of the WPU coating films increased with the silane content. Furthermore, the mechanical properties including the modulus and tensile strength of the films were also improved by the incorporation of silane diol.

  13. Dynamic mechanical and thermal properties of seven polyurethane adhesives

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    Hoffman, D.M.

    1981-03-01

    Seven polyurethane adhesives have been developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). These adhesives, designated Halthanes were synthesized because of OSHA restrictions on the use of the curing agent methylene bis(2-chloroaniline). Four of the Halthanes were made from LLNL-developed 4,4'-methylene bis(phenylisocyanate) terminated prepolymers cured with a blend of polyols; three were made from an LLNL-developed prepolymer terminated with Hylene W and cured with aromatic diamines. In this paper the dynamic mechanical and thermal behavior of these seven segmented polyurethanes are discussed. The chemical structure of the hard and soft segments, the concentrations of each block, and the presence of tetrafunctional crosslinker determined the dynamic mechanical and thermal properties of the three types of polyurethane adhesives, 73-, 87-, and 88-series Halthanes studied. Aromatic-aliphatic MDI- butanediol urethane hard segments produce lower modulus (10/sup 6/ Pa) materials in the rubbery region than cyclic unsaturated-aromatic urea hard segments. Incorporation of chemical crosslinks in the hard segments extended the rubbery plateau beyond the hard segment transitions up to temperatures where the polymer begins to degrade. Concentration of hard and soft segments can also be used to control the modulus between the glass transition temperatures of the two blocks.

  14. Modelling the surface free energy parameters of polyurethane coats-part 1. Solvent-based coats obtained from linear polyurethane elastomers.

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    Król, Piotr; Lechowicz, Jaromir B; Król, Bożena

    2013-04-01

    Polyurethane elastomers coating were synthesised by using typical diisocyanates, polyether and polyester polyols and HO-tertiary amines or diols as a chain extenders. Mole fractions of structural fragments (κ exp) responsible for the polar interactions within polyurethane chains were calculated by (1)H NMR method. Obtained results were confronted with the analogous parameter values (κ theor) calculated on the basis of process stoichiometry, considering the stage of the production of isocyanate prepolymers and reaction of their extension for polyurethanes. Trials of linear correlation between the κ exp parameters and surface free energy (SFE) values of investigated coatings were presented. SFE values were determined by Owens-Wendt method, using contact angles measured with the goniometric method. Based on achieved results, another empirical models, allowing for prediction the influence of the kind of polyurethane raw materials on SFE values of received coatings were determined. It was found that it is possible to regulate the SFE in the range millijoules per cubic metre by the selection of appropriate substrates. It has been found that use of 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-1,4-butanediol as a fluorinated extender of prepolymer chains is essential to obtain coatings with increased hydrophobicity, applied among others as biomaterials-next to diphenylmethane diisocyanate and polyoxyethylene glycol. PMID:23525512

  15. New aliphatic glycerophosphoryl-containing polyurethanes: synthesis, platelet adhesion and elution cytotoxicity studies.

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    Acetti, Daniela; D'Arrigo, Paola; Giordano, Carmen; Macchi, Piero; Servi, Stefano; Tessaro, Davide

    2009-04-01

    in this study new poly(ether)urethanes (PeUs) based on aliphatic diisocyanates were synthesized with phospholipid-like residues as chain extenders. The primary objective was to prepare new polyurethanes from diisocyanates that are less toxic than the aromatic ones widely used in medical-grade polyurethanes, in order to investigate the effect of the different aromatic or aliphatic hard segment content on the final properties of the materials. Some glycerophospho residues were simultaneously introduced to enhance the hemocompatibility of these materials. Polymers were prepared by a conventional two-step solution polymerization procedure using hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDi) and dodecametilendiisocyanate (DDi) and poly(1,4-butanediol) with molecular weight 1000 to form prepolymers, which were subsequently polymerized with 1-glycerophosphorylcholine (1-GPC) or glycerophosphorylserine (GPS) to act as chain extenders. The reference polymers bearing 1,4-butandiol (BD) were also synthesized. The polymers obtained were characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (fT-iR), nuclear magnetic resonance (1H nmR), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The hemocompatibility of synthesized segmented polyurethanes was preliminarily investigated by platelet-rich plasma contact studies and related scanning electron microscopy (Sem) photographs as well as by cell viability assay after cell exposure to material elutions to assess the effect of any toxic leachables coming out from the samples. Two of the polymers gave interesting results, suggesting the desirability of further investigation into their possible use in biomedical devices. PMID:19569028

  16. Synthesis, platelet adhesion and cytotoxicity studies of new glycerophosphoryl-containing polyurethanes.

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    D'Arrigo, P; Giordano, C; Macchi, P; Malpezzi, L; Pedrocchi-Fantoni, G; Servi, S

    2007-02-01

    In this work we synthesized new MDI -based poly(ether)urethanes (PEUs) with phospholipid-like residue as chain extender. Polymers were prepared by a conventional two-step solution polymerization procedure using 4,4' diphenylmethanediisocyanate (MDI) and poly(1,4- butanediol) with 1000 as molecular weight to form prepolymers which were successively polymerized with 1 glycerophosphorylcholine (1-GPC), 2-glycerophosphorylcholine (2-GPC) or glycerophosphorylserine (GPS) as chain extenders. Two reference polymers bearing 1,4-butandiol (BD) have been also synthesized. The polymers obtained were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and modulated scanning calorimetry (MDSC). The biocompatibility of synthesized segmented polyurethanes was then investigated by platelet-rich plasma contact studies and related scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photographs for blood compatibility and cytotoxicity assay (MTT test) on material elution to assess the effect of any toxic leachables on cellular viability. Three polymers among all have given very satisfactory results suggesting to investigate more deeply their possible use in biomedical devices. PMID:17377908

  17. [Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB): more than a date rape drug, a potentially addictive drug].

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    Karila, Laurent; Novarin, Johanne; Megarbane, Bruno; Cottencin, Olivier; Dally, Sylvain; Lowenstein, William; Reynaud, Michel

    2009-10-01

    According to available information, GHB and its precursors--gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4BD)--are used especially in a nightlife scene characterized by the search for amplified sensations through the combination of electronic music, marathon dancing, and substance abuse. Evidence indicates that GHB/GHL is used particularly in some subpopulations and in places, such as in gay nightclubs. Commonly known as Gorliquid ecstasy, it was misused in the 1980s for its bodybuilding effects and in the 1990s as a recreational drug at music venues. In the same period, media coverage of the use of GHB in sexual assault (often referred to as date rape) brought the drug into the spotlight. GHB/GHL addiction is a recognized clinical entity evidenced by severe withdrawal symptoms when the drug is abruptly discontinued after regular or chronic use. There is evidence that negative health and social consequences may occur in recreational and chronic users. Nonfatal overdoses and deaths related to GHB have been reported. These undesirable effects and especially the deaths appear to have prompted campaigns to limit the use of GHB. Clinicians must also be aware of GBL, which is being sold and used as a substitute for GHB. PMID:19762202

  18. Systems strategies for developing industrial microbial strains.

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    Lee, Sang Yup; Kim, Hyun Uk

    2015-10-01

    Industrial strain development requires system-wide engineering and optimization of cellular metabolism while considering industrially relevant fermentation and recovery processes. It can be conceptualized as several strategies, which may be implemented in an iterative fashion and in different orders. The key challenges have been the time-, cost- and labor-intensive processes of strain development owing to the difficulties in understanding complex interactions among the metabolic, gene regulatory and signaling networks at the cell level, which are collectively represented as overall system performance under industrial fermentation conditions. These challenges can be overcome by taking systems approaches through the use of state-of-the-art tools of systems biology, synthetic biology and evolutionary engineering in the context of industrial bioprocess. Major systems metabolic engineering achievements in recent years include microbial production of amino acids (L-valine, L-threonine, L-lysine and L-arginine), bulk chemicals (1,4-butanediol, 1,4-diaminobutane, 1,5-diaminopentane, 1,3-propanediol, butanol, isobutanol and succinic acid) and drugs (artemisinin). PMID:26448090

  19. Identification and quantification of the main organic components of vinegars by high resolution {sup 1}H NMR spectroscopy

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    Caligiani, A. [Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Via Usberti 17A, 43100-Parma (Italy)]. E-mail: augusta.caligiani@unipr.it; Acquotti, D. [Centro Interfacolta Misure, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Via Usberti 23A, 43100-Parma (Italy); Palla, G. [Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Via Usberti 17A, 43100-Parma (Italy); Bocchi, V. [Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Via Usberti 17A, 43100-Parma (Italy)

    2007-02-28

    A detailed analysis of the proton high-field NMR spectra of vinegars (in particular of Italian balsamic vinegars) is reported. A large number of organic substances belonging to different classes, such as carbohydrates, alcohols, organic acids, volatile compounds and amino acids, were assigned. The possibility of quantification of the substances identified in the whole vinegar sample, without extraction or pre-concentration steps, was also tested. The data validity was demonstrated in terms of precision, accuracy, repeatability and inter-day reproducibility. The effects of the most critical experimental parameters (sample concentration, water suppression and relaxation time) on the analysis response were also discussed. {sup 1}H NMR results were compared with those obtained by traditional techniques (GC-MS, titrations), and good correlations were obtained. The results showed that {sup 1}H NMR with water suppression allows a rapid, simultaneous determination of carbohydrates (glucose and fructose), organic acids (acetic, formic, lactic, malic, citric, succinic and tartaric acids), alcohols and polyols (ethanol, acetoin, 2,3-butanediol, hydroxymethylfurfural), and volatile substances (ethyl acetate) in vinegar samples. On the contrary, the amino acid determination without sample pre-concentration was critical. The {sup 1}H NMR method proposed was applied to different samples of vinegars, allowing, in particular, the discrimination of vinegars and balsamic vinegars.

  20. Identification and quantification of the main organic components of vinegars by high resolution 1H NMR spectroscopy.

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    Caligiani, A; Acquotti, D; Palla, G; Bocchi, V

    2007-02-28

    A detailed analysis of the proton high-field NMR spectra of vinegars (in particular of Italian balsamic vinegars) is reported. A large number of organic substances belonging to different classes, such as carbohydrates, alcohols, organic acids, volatile compounds and amino acids, were assigned. The possibility of quantification of the substances identified in the whole vinegar sample, without extraction or pre-concentration steps, was also tested. The data validity was demonstrated in terms of precision, accuracy, repeatability and inter-day reproducibility. The effects of the most critical experimental parameters (sample concentration, water suppression and relaxation time) on the analysis response were also discussed. (1)H NMR results were compared with those obtained by traditional techniques (GC-MS, titrations), and good correlations were obtained. The results showed that (1)H NMR with water suppression allows a rapid, simultaneous determination of carbohydrates (glucose and fructose), organic acids (acetic, formic, lactic, malic, citric, succinic and tartaric acids), alcohols and polyols (ethanol, acetoin, 2,3-butanediol, hydroxymethylfurfural), and volatile substances (ethyl acetate) in vinegar samples. On the contrary, the amino acid determination without sample pre-concentration was critical. The (1)H NMR method proposed was applied to different samples of vinegars, allowing, in particular, the discrimination of vinegars and balsamic vinegars. PMID:17386654

  1. Magnetic properties evolution of the CoxFe3-xO4/SiO2 system due to advanced thermal treatment at 700 °C and 1000 °C

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    Dippong, Thomas; Levei, Erika Andrea; Tanaselia, Claudiu; Gabor, Mihai; Nasui, Mircea; Barbu Tudoran, Lucian; Borodi, Gheorghe

    2016-07-01

    The CoxFe3-xO4 (x=0.5-2.5) system embedded in the silica matrix was synthesised by sol-gel method using cobalt nitrate, iron nitrate, 1.4-butanediol and tetraethyl orthosilicate. Five different Co/Fe molar ratios in the presence of diol and one without diol were used for the synthesis. The obtained gels were subjected to thermal treatment at 700 °C and 1000 °C. The oxide species formed in the silica matrix, the optimum temperature for the CoFe2O4 phase formation, the evolution of nanocrystallites size and magnetic properties with the calcination temperature were studied. The formed oxide species were studied using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transformed infrared spectrometry, the Co/Fe molar ratio was confirmed using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, the nanocrystallites size, shape and clustering was identified by transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, while the formation of magnetic phases was investigated by hysteresis and magnetization derivatives measurements.

  2. Determinação do parâmetro de solubilidade de poliuretanos de PBLH Solubility parameter of HTPB polyurethanes determination

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available O parâmetro de solubilidade de poliuretanos segmentados foi determinado através de ensaios de inchamento no equilíbrio, tratando-se os dados pela teoria de Flory-Rehner. O segmento flexível dos poliuretanos foi constituído por blocos de oligobutadieno e o segmento rígido foi formado pela reação entre di-isocianato de tolileno e os extensores de cadeia 1,3-propanodiol; 1,4-butanodiol; 1,6-hexanodiol e 2, 2'-di-hidroxi-isopropil N, N'anilina. O teor em segmento rígido para os polímeros provenientes dos extensores alifáticos ficou na faixa de 25,1% a 28,3%, enquanto que, nos polímeros estendidos com o extensor aromático, foi de 32,6%.The solubility parameter of a series of segmented polyurethanes was determined through equilibrium swelling experiments, using the Flory-Rehner theory. The soft segment of the polyurethanes was oligobutadiene and the hard block was formed through the reaction of tolylene diisocyanate with propanediol, butanediol, hexanediol or 2, 2' dihydroxy isopropyl N, N' aniline. The hard segment content in all polymers was about the same for the aliphatic extenders (25.1% to 28.3% and 32.6% for the aromatic one.

  3. Biodegradation of Synthetic Polyesters (BTA and PCL with Natural Flora in Soil Burial and Pure Cultures under Ambient Temperature

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    Mona K. Gouda

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to study the biodegradation of two synthetic polyesters, one aliphaticaromatic (1, 4-butanediol, terephthalic-adipic acid, BTA and the other aliphatic (poly (,-caprolactone, PCL, under different soil types (canal shore soil, garden soil, compost and Peat moss, respectively, as well as using locally isolated cultures at ambient temperature. The results showed that the BTA films buried in canal shore and garden soil were degraded faster than that in the other soils. After six weeks about 90, 88 and 80% were degraded in garden, canal shore soil and compost respectively, while only 52% were degraded in Peat moss. On the other hand, 95 and 93% weight loss was obtained for PCL films buried for three weeks in canal shore and garden soil respectively. The Scanning Electron Microscope photos confirm the results of weight loss and revealed the presence of cracks and fungal growth on films buried in different soils. The results with pure cultures, especially with Fusarium solani, also confirmed the biodegradability of two polyesters under ambient temperature. Finally, it could be concluded that both synthetic polyester are degradable under ambient conditions.

  4. Engineering Pichia pastoris for improved NADH regeneration: A novel chassis strain for whole-cell catalysis.

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    Geier, Martina; Brandner, Christoph; Strohmeier, Gernot A; Hall, Mélanie; Hartner, Franz S; Glieder, Anton

    2015-01-01

    Many synthetically useful reactions are catalyzed by cofactor-dependent enzymes. As cofactors represent a major cost factor, methods for efficient cofactor regeneration are required especially for large-scale synthetic applications. In order to generate a novel and efficient host chassis for bioreductions, we engineered the methanol utilization pathway of Pichia pastoris for improved NADH regeneration. By deleting the genes coding for dihydroxyacetone synthase isoform 1 and 2 (DAS1 and DAS2), NADH regeneration via methanol oxidation (dissimilation) was increased significantly. The resulting Δdas1 Δdas2 strain performed better in butanediol dehydrogenase (BDH1) based whole-cell conversions. While the BDH1 catalyzed acetoin reduction stopped after 2 h reaching ~50% substrate conversion when performed in the wild type strain, full conversion after 6 h was obtained by employing the knock-out strain. These results suggest that the P. pastoris Δdas1 Δdas2 strain is capable of supplying the actual biocatalyst with the cofactor over a longer reaction period without the over-expression of an additional cofactor regeneration system. Thus, focusing the intrinsic carbon flux of this methylotrophic yeast on methanol oxidation to CO2 represents an efficient and easy-to-use strategy for NADH-dependent whole-cell conversions. At the same time methanol serves as co-solvent, inductor for catalyst and cofactor regeneration pathway expression and source of energy. PMID:26664594

  5. iSCHRUNK--In Silico Approach to Characterization and Reduction of Uncertainty in the Kinetic Models of Genome-scale Metabolic Networks.

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    Andreozzi, Stefano; Miskovic, Ljubisa; Hatzimanikatis, Vassily

    2016-01-01

    Accurate determination of physiological states of cellular metabolism requires detailed information about metabolic fluxes, metabolite concentrations and distribution of enzyme states. Integration of fluxomics and metabolomics data, and thermodynamics-based metabolic flux analysis contribute to improved understanding of steady-state properties of metabolism. However, knowledge about kinetics and enzyme activities though essential for quantitative understanding of metabolic dynamics remains scarce and involves uncertainty. Here, we present a computational methodology that allow us to determine and quantify the kinetic parameters that correspond to a certain physiology as it is described by a given metabolic flux profile and a given metabolite concentration vector. Though we initially determine kinetic parameters that involve a high degree of uncertainty, through the use of kinetic modeling and machine learning principles we are able to obtain more accurate ranges of kinetic parameters, and hence we are able to reduce the uncertainty in the model analysis. We computed the distribution of kinetic parameters for glucose-fed E. coli producing 1,4-butanediol and we discovered that the observed physiological state corresponds to a narrow range of kinetic parameters of only a few enzymes, whereas the kinetic parameters of other enzymes can vary widely. Furthermore, this analysis suggests which are the enzymes that should be manipulated in order to engineer the reference state of the cell in a desired way. The proposed approach also sets up the foundations of a novel type of approaches for efficient, non-asymptotic, uniform sampling of solution spaces. PMID:26474788

  6. Specific interactions, structure and properties in segmented polyurethane elastomers

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    Full Text Available Two sets of segmented polyurethane (PU elastomers were prepared from 4,4'-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate (MDI, 1,4-butanediol (BD and a polyester or a polyether polyol, respectively. The molecular mass of both polyols was 1000 g/mol. The stoichiometric ratio of isocyanate and hydroxyl groups was 1 and the polyol/total diol ratio changed from 0 to 1 in 0.1 steps. One step bulk polymerization was carried out in an internal mixer and the samples were compression molded for testing. The results proved that specific interactions determine the phase structure and properties of these materials. Crystallinity was approximately the same in the two types of polyurethanes and the amount of relaxing soft segments was also similar. The determination of interaction parameters from solvent absorption and differences in glass transition temperatures indicated stronger interaction between hard and soft segments in the polyester than in the polyether polyurethane. Larger transparency of the polyester PU indicated the formation of smaller dispersed particles of the hard phase. The larger number of smaller hard phase units led to the formation of more physical cross-links distributed more evenly in the polymer. These differences in the phase structure of the polymers resulted in stronger strain hardening tendency, larger strength and smaller deformations for the polyester than for the polyether polyurethane.

  7. TECHNOLOGIES OF SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC SUBSTANCES BY MICROORGANISMS USING WASTE BIODIESEL PRODUCTION

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    Pirog T. P.

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available We describe here literature and our experimental data concerning microbial synthesis using waste biodiesel production, mono- and dihydric alcohols (1,3-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol, butanol, ethanol, polyols (mannitol, erythritol, arabitol, organic acids (citric, succinic, lactic, glyceric, polymers and compounds with a complex structure (polysaccharides, polyhydroxyalkanoates, surfactants, cephalosporin, cyanocobalamin. In some mentioned cases recombinant producer strains were used. It was shown that due to the presence of potential inhibitors in the composition of technical (crude glycerol (methanol, sodium and potassium salts, the efficiency of synthesis of most microbial products on such a substrate is lower than on the purified glycerol. However, the need of utilization of this toxic waste (storage and processing of crude glycerol is a serious environmental problem due to the high alkalinity and the content of methanol in it, compensates the lower rates of synthesis of the final product. Furthermore, currently considering the volumes of crude glycerol formed during the production of biodiesel, microbial technologies are preferred for its utilization, allowing realizing biosynthesis of practically valuable metabolites in the environment with the highest possible concentration of this waste. Using of crude glycerol as a substrate will reduce the cost of products of microbial synthesis and increase the profitability of biodiesel production.

  8. Polyurethane/fluor-hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Part I: morphological, physical, and mechanical characterization.

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    Asefnejad, Azadeh; Behnamghader, Aliasghar; Khorasani, Mohammad Taghi; Farsadzadeh, Babak

    2011-01-01

    In this study, new nano-fluor-hydroxyapatite (nFHA)/polyurethane composite scaffolds were fabricated for potential use in bone tissue engineering. Polyester urethane samples were synthesized from polycaprolactone, hexamethylene diisocyanate, and 1,4-butanediol as chain extender. Nano fluor-hydroxyapatite (nFHA) was successfully synthesized by sol-gel method. The solid-liquid phase separation and solvent sublimation methods were used for preparation of the porous composites. Mechanical properties, chemical structure, and morphological characteristics of the samples were investigated by compressive test, Fourier transform infrared, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques, respectively. The effect of nFHA powder content on porosity and pore morphology was investigated. SEM images demonstrated that the scaffolds were constituted of interconnected and homogeneously distributed pores. The pore size of the scaffolds was in the range 50-250 μm. The result obtained in this research revealed that the porosity and pore average size decreased and compressive modulus increased with nFHA percentage. Considering morphological, physical, and mechanical properties, the scaffold with a higher ratio of nFHA has suitable potential use in tissue regeneration. PMID:21289986

  9. Evaluation report on the development of polymeric material from renewable resource using biocatalyst; Seitai shokubai wo riyoshita saisei kano shigen kara no kobunshi sozai no kaihatsu hyoka hokokusho

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    The project aims to develop a biocatalyst-assisted synthesizing method for efficiently manufacturing sugar containing polymers and polylactic acids which generate less environmental impact. Methods were developed using the ALP-901 originating in actinomycetes for changing esterification-shy isopropylidene glucose into vinyladipic ester and for esterifying arbutin. A study was made of the polymerization of sugar ester monomers, and a polymer with a molecular weight of scores of thousands was obtained. The biodegradability of sugar containing polymers was confirmed. Using an enzyme, a polymer with a molecular weight of 1200 was obtained. Using a lipase derived from psudomonas cepacia, a polylactic acid was obtained from lactide. A high-function polylactic acid was obtained in a reaction between methyl lactate and divinyladipate. In a reaction between butanediol and lactide, several lactic oligomers different in molecular weight were synthesized, which were then brought into reaction with divinylcarboxylic acid in the presence of an enzyme for the production of polymerizable lactic oligomers. Similarly, polymerizable lactic oligomer derivatives were obtained from glucose and lactide. The oligomers and derivatives were brought into polymerization in the presence of a radical polymerization initiator for the production of polymeric gels, respectively. (NEDO)

  10. Vibrational relaxation and coupling of two OH-stretch oscillators with an intramolecular hydrogen bond.

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    Lock, A J; Gilijamse, J J; Woutersen, S; Bakker, H J

    2004-02-01

    We studied the vibrational dynamics of the OH-stretch oscillators of an alcohol with two vicinal OH groups using femtosecond midinfrared pump-probe spectroscopy. The absorption spectrum of pinacol (2,3-dimethyl-2,3-butanediol) in CDCl3 shows two OH-stretch peaks belonging to hydrogen bonded and free OH groups. The anharmonicities of the hydrogen-bonded and free OH-stretch vibrations are 180 and 160 cm(-1), respectively. The lifetime T1 of the OH-stretch vibration is found to be 3.5 +/- 0.4 ps for the hydrogen bonded and 7.4 +/- 0.5 ps for the free OH group. We observed sidebands in the transient spectra after excitation of the bonded OH group, which we attribute to a progression in a low-frequency hydrogen-bond mode. The sideband is redshifted 60 cm(-1) with respect to the 0 --> 1 transition. Due to the coupling between the two OH groups and the presence of the sidebands, simultaneous excitation of both OH-stretch vibrations leads to oscillations on the pump-probe signal with frequencies of 40 and 60 cm(-1). PMID:15268374

  11. Vibrational relaxation and coupling of two OH-stretch oscillators with an intramolecular hydrogen bond

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    Lock, A. J.; Gilijamse, J. J.; Woutersen, S.; Bakker, H. J.

    2004-02-01

    We studied the vibrational dynamics of the OH-stretch oscillators of an alcohol with two vicinal OH groups using femtosecond midinfrared pump-probe spectroscopy. The absorption spectrum of pinacol (2,3-dimethyl-2,3-butanediol) in CDCl3 shows two OH-stretch peaks belonging to hydrogen bonded and free OH groups. The anharmonicities of the hydrogen-bonded and free OH-stretch vibrations are 180 and 160 cm-1, respectively. The lifetime T1 of the OH-stretch vibration is found to be 3.5±0.4 ps for the hydrogen bonded and 7.4±0.5 ps for the free OH group. We observed sidebands in the transient spectra after excitation of the bonded OH group, which we attribute to a progression in a low-frequency hydrogen-bond mode. The sideband is redshifted 60 cm-1 with respect to the 0→1 transition. Due to the coupling between the two OH groups and the presence of the sidebands, simultaneous excitation of both OH-stretch vibrations leads to oscillations on the pump-probe signal with frequencies of 40 and 60 cm-1.

  12. Development of Robust and Recoverable Ultralow-Fouling Coatings Based on Poly(carboxybetaine) Ester Analogue.

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    Wang, Guangzhi; Wang, Longgang; Lin, Weifeng; Wang, Zhen; Zhang, Juan; Ji, Fangqin; Ma, Guanglong; Yuan, Zhefan; Chen, Shengfu

    2015-08-12

    Polyurethane with zwitterionic side chains (PCB-ester-PU) based on a poly(carboxybetaine) ester analogue is developed for marine coatings and biomedical applications by introducing dihydroxy-terminated PCB-ester(OH)2 with different polymerization as the macrodiol, 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) as the diisocyanate, and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD) as the chain extender. Robust coatings are obtained and exhibit long-term excellent resistance to nonspecific protein adsorption, bacterial adhesion, and human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) attachment after hydrolysis. Tests of adhesion on different substrates and film hardness indicate that the material possesses far more stable mechanic properties than hydrogel coatings. Moreover, such a resistance can be generated not only by alkaline solution, but also by a physiological buffer (such as phosphate-buffered saline (0.15 M pH 7.4 PBS)) or by steam in an autoclave. Ultimately, its excellent long-term nonfouling property, its healing capability through self-regeneration and superior mechanic properties (such as hardness and elasticity), and its good adhesiveness as a paint on both polar and nonpolar substrates make this material an ideal candidate as a coating for marine and medical devices. PMID:26162011

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

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    Yao, Hiroshi; Yaomura, Shota

    2013-05-28

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

  14. Data on synthesis of oligomeric and polymeric poly(butylene adipate-co-butylene terephthalate model substrates for the investigation of enzymatic hydrolysis

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    Veronika Perz

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The aliphatic-aromatic copolyester poly(butylene adipate-co-butylene terephthalate (PBAT, also known as ecoflex, contains adipic acid, 1,4-butanediol and terephthalic acid and is proven to be compostable [1–3]. We describe here data for the synthesis and analysis of poly(butylene adipate-co-butylene terephthalate variants with different adipic acid:terephatalic acid ratios and 6 oligomeric PBAT model substrates. Data for the synthesis of the following oligomeric model substrates are described: mono(4-hydroxybutyl terephthalate (BTa, bis(4-(hexanoyloxybutyl terephthalate (HaBTaBHa, bis(4-(decanoyloxybutyl terephthalate (DaBTaBDa, bis(4-(tetradecanoyloxybutyl terephthalate (TdaBTaBTda, bis(4-hydroxyhexyl terephthalate (HTaH and bis(4-(benzoyloxybutyl terephthalate (BaBTaBBa. Polymeric PBAT variants were synthesized with adipic acid:terephatalic acid ratios of 100:0, 90:10, 80:20, 70:30, 60:40 and 50:50. These polymeric and oligomeric substances were used as ecoflex model substrates in enzymatic hydrolysis experiments in the article “Substrate specificities of cutinases on aliphatic-aromatic polyesters and on their model substrates” [4].

  15. Gelatin-Modified Polyurethanes for Soft Tissue Scaffold

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    Justyna Kucińska-Lipka

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Recently, in the field of biomaterials for soft tissue scaffolds, the interest of their modification with natural polymersis growing. Synthetic polymers are often tough, and many of them do not possess fine biocompatibility. On the other hand, natural polymers are biocompatible but weak when used alone. The combination of natural and synthetic polymers gives the suitable properties for tissue engineering requirements. In our study, we modified gelatin synthetic polyurethanes prepared from polyester poly(ethylene-butylene adipate (PEBA, aliphatic 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI, and two different chain extenders 1,4-butanediol (BDO or 1-ethoxy-2-(2-hydroxyethoxyethanol (EHEE. From a chemical point of view, we replaced expensive components for building PU, such as 2,6-diisocyanato methyl caproate (LDI and 1,4-diisocyanatobutane (BDI, with cost-effective HDI. The gelatin was added in situ (in the first step of synthesis to polyurethane to increase biocompatibility and biodegradability of the obtained material. It appeared that the obtained gelatin-modified PU foams, in which chain extender was BDO, had enhanced interactions with media and their hydrolytic degradation profile was also improved for tissue engineering application. Furthermore, the gelatin introduction had positive impact on gelatin-modified PU foams by increasing their hemocompatibility.

  16. Synthesis of thermoplastic poly(ester-siloxanes in the melt and in solution

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    BILJANA P. DOJCINOVIC

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Two series of thermoplastic elastomers, based on poly(dimethylsiloxane, PDMS, as the soft segment and poly(butylene terephthalate, PBT, as the hard segment, were synthesized by catalyzed transesterification, from dimethyl terephthalate, DMT, silanol-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane, PDMS-OH, Mn = 1750 g/mol, and 1,4-butanediol, BD. The mole ratio of the starting comonomers was selected to result in a constant hard to soft weight ratio of 55:45. The first series was synthesized in order to determine the optimal mole ratio of BD and DMT for the synthesis of high molecular weight thermoplastic poly(ester-siloxanes, TPESs. The second series was performed in the presence of the high-boiling solvent, 1,2,4-trichlorbenzene in order to increase the mixing between the extremely non-polar siloxane prepolymer and the polar reactants, DMT and BD, and, therefore, avoid phase separation during synthesis. The structure and composition of the synthesized poly(ester- siloxanes were verified by 1H-NMR spectroscopy, while the melting temperatures and degree of crystallinity were determined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC. The effectiveness of the incorporation of the silanol-terminated poly( dimethylsiloxane into the polyester chains was verified by chloroform extraction. The rheological properties of the poly(ester-siloxanes were investigated by dynamic mechanical spectroscopy (DMA.

  17. Application of reactive siloxane prepolymers for the synthesis of thermoplastic poly(ester–siloxanes and poly(ester–ether–siloxanes

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    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Thermoplastic poly(ester–siloxanes (TPES and poly(ester–ether–siloxane s, (TPEES, based on poly(butylene terephthalate (PBT as the hard segment and different siloxane-prepolymers as the soft segments, were prepared. The TPES and TPEES were synthesized by catalyzed two-step transesterification from dimethyl terephthalate, (DMT, 1,4-butanediol, (BD and a siloxane-prepolymer. Incorporation of dicarboxypropyl- or disilanol-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxanes (PDMS into the polar poly(butylene terephthalate chains resulted in rather inhomogeneous TPES copolymers, which was a consequence of a prononuced phase separation of the polar and non-polar reactants during synthesis. Two concepts were employed to avoid or reduce phase separation: 1 the use of siloxane-containing triblock prepolymers with hydrophilic terminal blocks, such as ethylene oxide (EO, poly(propylene oxide (PPO or poly(caprolactone (PLC when the terminal blocks serve as a compatibilizer between the extremely non-polar PDMS and the polar DMT and BD, and 2 the use of a high-boiling solvent (1,2,4-trichlorobenzene during the first phase of the reaction. Homogeneity was significantly improved in the case of copolymers based on PCL–PDMS–PCL.

  18. Morphology and mechanical properties of TPU nanoclay composites;Morfologia e propriedades mecanicas de compositos de TPU com argila

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    Pizatto, Leandro [Autotravi Borrachas e Plasticos Ltda, Caxias do Sul, RS (Brazil); Fiorio, Rudinei; Amorim, Cintia L.G.; Giovanela, Marcelo; Machado, Giovanna; Zattera, Ademir J.; Crespo, Janaina S., E-mail: jscrespo@ucs.b [Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS), RS (Brazil). Centro de Ciencias Exatas e Tecnologia

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    In this study thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composites were obtained with different contents (0, 1, 3 for all cases and 10 wt % in some cases). The nanoclay Cloisite 30B (C 30B) was dispersed in the TPU matrix by melt processing (twin-screw extruder; TPU-E composites) and during bulk polymerization (TPU-S composites). The synthesis method involved the two-step bulk polymerization of polyester polyol (molecular weight 2.000 g mol-1) and diphenylmethanediisocyanate with 1,4-butanediol as the chain extender. The dispersion state of the nanoclay particles and its effect on the mechanical properties of the composites was investigated. The characterization of TPU/nanoclay composites was carried out by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The mechanical characterization was carried out by means of tensile and tear strengths test. The TPU-E 3 wt % composite showed the best improvement with increases in stress and strain at break (28% and 35%, respectively) and energy (88%), compared to the TPU-E (sample without nanoclay). (author)

  19. Genome Sequencing of a Mung Bean Plant Growth Promoting Strain of P. aeruginosa with Biocontrol Ability

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pseudomonas aeruginosa PGPR2 is a mung bean rhizosphere strain that produces secondary metabolites and hydrolytic enzymes contributing to excellent antifungal activity against Macrophomina phaseolina, one of the prevalent fungal pathogens of mung bean. Genome sequencing was performed using the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine generating 1,354,732 reads (6,772,433 sequenced bases achieving ~25-fold coverage of the genome. Reference genome assembly using MIRA 3.4.0 yielded 198 contigs. The draft genome of PGPR2 encoded 6803 open reading frames, of which 5314 were genes with predicted functions, 1489 were genes of known functions, and 80 were RNA-coding genes. Strain specific and core genes of P. aeruginosa PGPR2 that are relevant to rhizospheric habitat were identified by pangenome analysis. Genes involved in plant growth promoting function such as synthesis of ACC deaminase, indole-3-acetic acid, trehalose, mineral scavenging siderophores, hydrogen cyanide, chitinases, acyl homoserine lactones, acetoin, 2,3-butanediol, and phytases were identified. In addition, niche-specific genes such as phosphate solubilising 3-phytase, adhesins, pathway-specific transcriptional regulators, a diguanylate cyclase involved in cellulose synthesis, a receptor for ferrienterochelin, a DEAD/DEAH-box helicase involved in stress tolerance, chemotaxis/motility determinants, an HtpX protease, and enzymes involved in the production of a chromanone derivative with potent antifungal activity were identified.

  20. Research on Pork Jerky Obtained Through Fermentation with Pediococcus acidilactici

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    Zhao Xingxiu

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    Full Text Available Pediococcus acidilactici was used to ferment fresh pork. After fermentation, the pork jerky was subjected to sensory evaluation and the levels of pH, free amino acids, and volatile compounds were measured. The results showed that the fermented pork jerky had a better sensory evaluation score (score: 93.2, lower pH value (3.54, and more free amino acids (39.24 mg/100 g. Furthermore, in the fermented pork jerky, the content of three acids (18.552% was high, which lowered the pH of the pork jerky and inhibited growth of pathogens. Moreover, some new compounds produced, including 3-hydroxy-2-butanone (49.095%, 2,3-butanediol (2.790%, 2-ethyl-1-hexanol (2.400%, oxalic acid isobutyl hexyl ester (2.280%, phenylethyl alcohol (0.953%, and eucalyptol (0.659%, contributed to the flavour of pork jerky. Overall, our results demonstrated that P. acidilactici can be used for the production as well as improvement of the quality and flavour of fermented pork jerky.

  1. Transparent large-strain thermoplastic polyurethane magnetoactive nanocomposites.

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    Yoonessi, Mitra; Peck, John A; Bail, Justin L; Rogers, Richard B; Lerch, Bradley A; Meador, Michael A

    2011-07-01

    Organically modified superparamagnetic MnFe(2)O(4)/thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU) nanocomposites (0.1-8 wt %) were prepared by solvent mixing followed by solution casting. Linear aliphatic alkyl chain modification of spherical MnFe(2)O(4) provided compatibility with the TPU containing a butanediol extended polyester polyol-MDI. All MnFe(2)O(4)/TPU nanocomposite films were superparamagnetic and their saturation magnetization, σ(s), increased with increasing MnFe(2)O(4) content. All nanocomposite films exhibited large deformations (>10 mm) under a magneto-static field. This is the first report of large actuation of magnetic nanoparticle nanocomposites at low-loading levels of 0.1 wt % (0.025 vol %). The maximum actuation deformation of the MnFe(2)O(4)/TPU nanocomposite films increased exponentially with increasing nanoparticle concentration. An empirical correlation between the maximum displacement, saturation magnetization, and magnetic nanoparticle loading is proposed. The cyclic deformation actuation of a 6 wt % surface modified MnFe(2)O(4)/TPU, in a low magnetic field 151 < B(y) < 303 Oe, exhibited excellent reproducibility and controllability. MnFe(2)O(4)/TPU nanocomposite films (0.1-2 wt %) were transparent and semitransparent over the wavelengths from 350 to 700 nm. PMID:21710967

  2. Effect of filler surface properties on stress relaxation behavior of carbon nanofiber/polyurethane nanocomposites

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    Sedat Gunes, I.; Jimenez, Guillermo; Jana, Sadhan

    2009-03-01

    The effect of carbon nanofiber (CNF) surface properties on tensile stress relaxation behavior of CNF/polyurethane (PU) nanocomposites was analyzed. PU was synthesized from methylene diisocyanate, polypropylene glycol (PPG diol), and butanediol. CNF, oxidized CNF (ox-CNF), and PPG diol grafted CNF (ol-CNF) were selected as fillers. ol-CNF was obtained by grafting PPG diol onto ox-CNF by reacting it with the carboxyl groups present on ox-CNF surface. The atomic ratios of oxygen to carbon present on the filler surfaces were 0.13 and 0.18 on ox-CNF and on ol-CNF as compared to 0.015 on CNF, mostly due to the presence oxygen containing polar groups on the surfaces of the former. The composites were prepared by in-situ polymerization and melt mixing in a chaotic mixer. The stress relaxation behavior of composites was determined at room temperature after inducing a tensile strain of 100%. The presence of fillers augmented the rate of stress relaxation in composites which was highest in the presence of CNF. The results suggested that relatively weak polymer-filler interactions in composites of CNF promoted higher stress relaxation.

  3. Microencapsulation of 2-octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive for self-healing acrylic bone cement.

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    Brochu, Alice B W; Chyan, William J; Reichert, William M

    2012-10-01

    Here, we report the first phase of developing self-healing acrylic bone cement: the preparation and characterization of polyurethane (PUR) microcapsules containing a medical cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive. Capsules were prepared by interfacial polymerization of a toluene-2,4-diisocyanate-based polyurethane prepolymer with 1,4-butanediol to encapsulate 2-octylcyanoacrylate (OCA). Various capsule characteristics, including: resultant morphology, average size and size distribution, shell thickness, content and reactivity of encapsulated agent, and shelf life are investigated and their reliance on solvent type and amount, surfactant type and amount, temperature, pH, agitation rate, reaction time, and mode of addition of the oil phase to the aqueous phase are presented. Capsules had average diameters ranging from 74 to 222 μm and average shell thicknesses ranging from 1.5 to 6 μm. The capsule content was determined via thermogravimetric analysis and subsequent analysis of the capsules following up to 8 weeks storage revealed minimal loss of core contents. Mechanical testing of OCA-containing capsules showed individual capsules withstood compressive forces up to a few tenths of Newtons, and the contents released from crushed capsules generated tensile adhesive forces of a few Newtons. Capsules were successfully mixed into the poly(methyl methacrylate) bone cement, surviving the mixing process, exposure to methyl methacrylate monomer, and the resulting exothermic matrix curing. PMID:22807313

  4. Sol–gel processing of carbidic glasses

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    L M Manocha; E Yasuda; Y Tanabe; S Manocha; D Vashistha

    2000-02-01

    Carbon incorporation into the silicate network results in the formation of rigid carbidic glasses with improved physical, mechanical and thermal properties. This generated great interest in the development of these heteroatom structured materials through different processing routes. In the present studies, sol–gel processing has been used to prepare silicon based glasses, especially oxycarbides through organic–inorganic hybrid gels by hydrolysis–condensation reactions in silicon alkoxides, 1,4-butanediol and furfuryl alcohol with an aim to introduce Si–C linkages in the precursors at sol level. The incorporation of these linkages has been studied using IR and NMR spectroscopy. These bonds, so introduced, are maintained throughout the processing, especially during pyrolysis to high temperatures. In FFA–TEOS system, copolymerization with optimized mol ratio of the two results in resinous mass. This precursor on pyrolysis to 1000°C results in Si–O–C type amorphous solid black mass. XRD studies on the materials heated to 1400°C exhibit presence of crystalline Si–C and cristobalites in amorphous Si–O–C mass. In organic–inorganic gel system, the pyrolysed mass exhibits phase stability up to much higher temperatures. The carbidic materials so produced have been found to exhibit good resistance against oxidation at 1000°C.

  5. Viscosity-dependent drain current noise of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistor in polar liquids

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    Fang, J. Y.; Hsu, C. P.; Kang, Y. W.; Fang, K. C.; Kao, W. L.; Yao, D. J.; Chen, C. C.; Li, S. S.; Yeh, J. A.; Wang, Y. L. [Institute of Nanoengineering and Microsystems, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Lee, G. Y.; Chyi, J. I. [Department of Electrical engineering, National Central University, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan (China); Hsu, C. H. [Division of Medical Engineering, National Health Research Institutes, MiaoLi, Taiwan (China); Huang, Y. F. [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Ren, F. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)

    2013-11-28

    The drain current fluctuation of ungated AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) measured in different fluids at a drain-source voltage of 0.5 V was investigated. The HEMTs with metal on the gate region showed good current stability in deionized water, while a large fluctuation in drain current was observed for HEMTs without gate metal. The fluctuation in drain current for the HEMTs without gate metal was observed and calculated as standard deviation from a real-time measurement in air, deionized water, ethanol, dimethyl sulfoxide, ethylene glycol, 1,2-butanediol, and glycerol. At room temperature, the fluctuation in drain current for the HEMTs without gate metal was found to be relevant to the dipole moment and the viscosity of the liquids. A liquid with a larger viscosity showed a smaller fluctuation in drain current. The viscosity-dependent fluctuation of the drain current was ascribed to the Brownian motions of the liquid molecules, which induced a variation in the surface dipole of the gate region. This study uncovers the causes of the fluctuation in drain current of HEMTs in fluids. The results show that the AlGaN/GaN HEMTs may be used as sensors to measure the viscosity of liquids within a certain range of viscosity.

  6. Laboratory and field evaluation of sterile male boll weevil competitiveness

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    The production of pheromone by boll weevils, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, treated with 10,000 rad of CO-60 gamma irradiation compared favorably with that of control weevils for 5 days; however, feeding (determined by frass collection) was reduced from the first day post-treatment. No direct correlation was found between production of pheromone and elimination of frass. Overwintered male boll weevils were found to produce small quantities of pheromone and the ratio of components was less attractive at the same concentration as the standard laboratory formulation of grandlure. Most healthy sterilized male weevils should be more attractive than overwintered males. Laboratory-reared sterilized male boll weevils can be as attractive to female weevils as overwintered field males. Weevils treated with busulfan (1,4-butanediol dimethanesulfonate) alone were more attractive than those treated with combinations of busulfan and hempa. In general, sterilization reduced the attractiveness of laboratory males by about 50 percent. Evidence is presented for the existence of ''super-males.''

  7. Volatiles produced by soil-borne endophytic bacteria increase plant pathogen resistance and affect tritrophic interactions.

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    D'Alessandro, Marco; Erb, Matthias; Ton, Jurriaan; Brandenburg, Anna; Karlen, Danielle; Zopfi, Jakob; Turlings, Ted C J

    2014-04-01

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by soil microorganisms influence plant growth and pathogen resistance. Yet, very little is known about their influence on herbivores and higher trophic levels. We studied the origin and role of a major bacterial VOC, 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD), on plant growth, pathogen and herbivore resistance, and the attraction of natural enemies in maize. One of the major contributors to 2,3-BD in the headspace of soil-grown maize seedlings was identified as Enterobacter aerogenes, an endophytic bacterium that colonizes the plants. The production of 2,3-BD by E. aerogenes rendered maize plants more resistant against the Northern corn leaf blight fungus Setosphaeria turcica. On the contrary, E. aerogenes-inoculated plants were less resistant against the caterpillar Spodoptera littoralis. The effect of 2,3-BD on the attraction of the parasitoid Cotesia marginiventris was more variable: 2,3-BD application to the headspace of the plants had no effect on the parasitoids, but application to the soil increased parasitoid attraction. Furthermore, inoculation of seeds with E. aerogenes decreased plant attractiveness, whereas inoculation of soil with a total extract of soil microbes increased parasitoid attraction, suggesting that the effect of 2,3-BD on the parasitoid is indirect and depends on the composition of the microbial community. PMID:24127750

  8. Polyurethane/fluor-hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Part I: morphological, physical, and mechanical characterization

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    Azadeh Asefnejad

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Azadeh Asefnejad1, Aliasghar Behnamghader2, Mohammad Taghi Khorasani3, Babak Farsadzadeh11Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; 2Materials and Energy Research Center, Tehran, Iran; 3Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, IranAbstract: In this study, new nano-fluor-hydroxyapatite (nFHA/polyurethane composite scaffolds were fabricated for potential use in bone tissue engineering. Polyester urethane samples were synthesized from polycaprolactone, hexamethylene diisocyanate, and 1,4-butanediol as chain extender. Nano fluor-hydroxyapatite (nFHA was successfully synthesized by sol-gel method. The solid–liquid phase separation and solvent sublimation methods were used for preparation of the porous composites. Mechanical properties, chemical structure, and morphological characteristics of the samples were investigated by compressive test, Fourier transform infrared, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM techniques, respectively. The effect of nFHA powder content on porosity and pore morphology was investigated. SEM images demonstrated that the scaffolds were constituted of interconnected and homogeneously distributed pores. The pore size of the scaffolds was in the range 50–250 µm. The result obtained in this research revealed that the porosity and pore average size decreased and compressive modulus increased with nFHA percentage. Considering morphological, physical, and mechanical properties, the scaffold with a higher ratio of nFHA has suitable potential use in tissue regeneration.Keywords: polyester urethane, composite, fluor-hydroxyapatite, scaffold

  9. Evaluation of glycidyl methacrylate-based monolith functionalized with weak anion exchange moiety inside 0.5 mm i.d. column for liquid chromatographic separation of DNA

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    Aprilia Nur Tasfiyati

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the organic polymer monolith was developed as a weak anion exchanger column in high performance liquid chromatography for DNA separation. Methacrylate-based monolithic column was prepared in microbore silicosteel column (100 × 0.5 mm i.d. by in-situ polymerization reaction using glycidyl methacrylate as monomer; ethylene dimethacrylate as crosslinker; 1-propanol, 1,4-butanediol, and water as porogenic solvents, with the presence of initiator α,α′-azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN. The monolith matrix was modified with diethylamine to create weak anion exchanger via ring opening reaction of epoxy groups. The morphology of the monolithic column was studied by SEM. The properties of the monolithic column, such as permeability, mechanical stability, binding capacity and pore size distribution, were characterized in detail. From the results of the characterization, monoliths poly-(GMA-co-EDMA with total monomer percentage (%T 40 and crosslinker percentage (%C 25 was found to be the ideal composition of monomer and crosslinker. It has good mechanical stability and high permeability, adequate molecular recognition sites (represented with binding capacity value of 36 mg ml−1, and has relatively equal proportion of flow-through pore and mesopores (37.2% and 41.1% respectively. Poly-(GMA-co-EDMA with %T 40 and %C 25 can successfully separate oligo(dT12–18 and 50 bp DNA ladder with good resolution.

  10. SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION AS POLYMER ELECTROLYTE OF HOMO- AND COPOLYMERS OF 3-(2-CYANO ETHOXY)METHYL- AND 3-(METHOXY(TRIETHYLENOXY))METHYL-3'-METHYLOXETANE

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    Lin Ye; Zeng-guo Feng; Xiao-wen Zhang; Qian Qin; Ying Bai; Feng Wu; Shi Chen; Guo-qing Wang

    2006-01-01

    Two oxetane-derived monomers, 3-(2-cyano-ethoxy)methyl- and 3-(methoxy-(triethylenoxy))methyl-3'-methyloxetane (COX and MTOX), were prepared from 3-hydroxymethyl-3'-methyloxetane. Their homo- and co-polymerization in solution were carried out by the cationic ring-opening polymerization with BF3 · Et2O and 1,4-butanediol as co-initiator. The molecular weight and molecular weight distribution were determined using GPC so as to reveal the competition and interchange between active chain end (ACE) and activated monomer (AM) mechanism in the process. The reactivity ratios of the two monomers were calculated according to Kelen-Tudos using 1H-NMR analysis. The influence of functional side chains in the monomers on the copolymerization behaviors was discussed in virtue of the reactivity ratio data.When doped with lithium salt LiTFSI, the ion conductivity of the homopolymer of MTOX reached 10-3.58 S/em at 30℃ and 10-2.73 S/cm at 80℃, respectively, showing its potential to be used as polymer electrolyte for lithium ion battery.

  11. Uptake of gamma-valerolactone--detection of gamma-hydroxyvaleric acid in human urine samples.

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    Andresen-Streichert, H; Jungen, H; Gehl, A; Müller, A; Iwersen-Bergmann, S

    2013-05-01

    Gamma-valerolactone (GVL) is reported to be a substance that can be used as a legal substitute for gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), which is currently a controlled substance in several countries. Unlike gamma-butyrolactone and 1,4-butanediol, GVL is not metabolized to GHB, which causes the effects after uptake of these two chemicals. In the case of GVL, the lactone ring is split to gamma-hydroxyvaleric acid (GHV or 4-methyl-GHB) by a lactonase. Because of its affinity for the GHB receptor, GHV reveals similar effects to GHB, although it is less potent. Intoxications with GVL, or its use as a date rape drug, are conceivable. Despite these facts, there are no publications in the literature regarding detections of GHV in human samples. This study reports three cases, including five urine samples, in which GHV could be detected in concentrations between 3 and 5.8 mg/L. In one of these cases, a drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) was assumed; four of these samples were from two people suspected of abusing GHB. The results indicate that GVL is used as an alternative to GHB and its precursors and should be taken seriously. GVL or GHV should be included in toxicological analysis, particularly in DFSA cases. More information is needed regarding the pharmacokinetics of GVL/GHV for the meaningful interpretation of positive or negative results. PMID:23486087

  12. Enzyme-catalyzed organic syntheses: transesterification reactions of chlorophyl a, bacteriochlorophyll a, and derivatives with chlorophyllase

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    Michalski, T.J.; Hunt, J.E.; Bradshaw, C.; Wagner, A.M.; Norris, J.R.; Katz, J.J.

    1988-08-17

    The green plant enzyme chlorophyllase (EC 3.1.1.14, chlorophyll chlorophyllido-hydroase) has been used for the synthesis of a variety of primary alcohol and diol esters of chlorophyll a, bacteriochlorophyll a, and pyrobacteriochlorophyll a. Green plant chlorophyllase accepts a much larger range of alcohol and chlorophyll substrates than had previously been realized. Thus, chlorophyllide and bacteriochlorophyllide esters of primary alcohols such as retinol and the detergent Triton X-100 and of dihydric alcohols such as ethylene glycol, butanediol, or 2-hydroxyethyl disulfide can readily be obtained by enzyme-assisted transesterification. The diol chlorophyllide esters are valuable intermediates for the synthesis of reaction center special pair models. Chlorophyllase-assisted reactions can be carried out in media containing up to 95% of organic solvents without the concomitant side reactions that important chlorophyll functional groups readily undergo even under mild conditions in conventional chemical synthetic procedures. In competitive chlorophyllase-catalyzed transesterification reactions, long-chain alcohols such as farnesol and retinol vs simple aliphatic alcohols and diols, the enzyme shows a definite preference for the long-chain alcohol. 37 references, 1 figure, 2 tables.

  13. Novel monosaccharide fermentation products in Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus identified using NMR spectroscopy

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    Isern, Nancy G.; Xue, Junfeng; Rao, Jaya V.; Cort, John R.; Ahring, Birgitte K.

    2013-04-03

    Profiles of metabolites produced by the thermophilic obligately anaerobic cellulose-degrading Gram-positive bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus DSM 8903 strain following growth on different monosaccharides (D-glucose, D-mannose, L-arabinose, D-arabinose, D-xylose, L-fucose, and D-fucose) as carbon sources revealed several unexpected fermentation products, suggesting novel metabolic capacities and unexplored metabolic pathways in this organism. Both 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy were used to determine intracellular and extracellular metabolite profiles. Metabolite profiles were determined from 1-D 1H NMR spectra by curve fitting against spectral libraries provided in Chenomx software. To reduce uncertainties due to unassigned, overlapping, or poorly-resolved peaks, metabolite identifications were confirmed with 2-D homonuclear and heteronuclear NMR experiments. In addition to expected metabolites such as acetate, lactate, glycerol, and ethanol, several novel fermentation products were identified: ethylene glycol (from growth on D-arabinose, though not L-arabinose), acetoin and 2,3-butanediol (from D-glucose and L-arabinose), and hydroxyacetone (from D-mannose and L-arabinose). Production of ethylene glycol from D-arabinose was particularly notable, with around 10% of the substrate carbon converted into this uncommon fermentation product. The novel products have not previously been reported to be produced by C. saccharolyticus, nor would they be easily predicted from the current genome annotation, and show new potentials for using this strain for production of bioproducts.

  14. FTIR and molecular mechanics studies of H-bonds in aliphatic polyurethane and polyamide-66 model molecules

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    Wang, Guoqing; Zhang, Chunxia; Guo, Xiaohe; Ren, Zhiyong

    2008-02-01

    Model aliphatic polyurethane (APU) hard segment based on 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) were prepared. FTIR and molecular mechanics (MM) simulation were used to conduct the systematic studies on APU and polyamide-66 (PA-66) whose sole difference lies in the alkoxyl oxygen. It was found that the introduction of the alkoxyl not only increases the conformations in APU, makes it a possible H-bond acceptor, but also weakens the H-bond between NH and O dbnd C in APU. There are two conformers stably existed in APU with lowest energy, leading to eight H-bond complexes based on NH as donor and (1) O dbnd C as acceptor, and another two complexes based on (2) alkoxyl O and (3) urethane N as acceptors, whereas there is only one stable conformer in PA-66, leading to one H-bond complex. One predominant H-bond complex has been found in APU with probability of about 95%. The simulated results are consistent with the νNH and νC dbnd O band shifting in FTIR.

  15. Synthesis of graphene oxide grafted poly(lactic acid) with palladium nanoparticles and its application to serotonin sensing

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    Han, Hyoung Soon; You, Jung-Min; Jeong, Haesang; Jeon, Seungwon, E-mail: swjeon3380@naver.com

    2013-11-01

    Graphene oxide (GO) has treated with methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and subsequent 1,4-butanediol (BD) to create an anchoring OH site on the surface of GO (GO-MDI-OH). The OH groups of GO-MDI-OH were the initiators of the polymerization of poly(lactic acid) (PLA). The subsequent GO-g-PLA was synthesized by the polymerization reaction in the presence of GO-MDI-OH and PLA. The synthesized materials were characterized via {sup 1}H-NMR, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), thermal analysis (differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)). The surface morphologies and degree of dispersions at G-g-PLA-metals were observed using a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) and a transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The electrical conductivity of G-g-PLA-Pd was largely enhanced compared with those of GO and GO-g-PLA. G-g-PLA-Pd was used for the electrochemical detection of serotonin. Electrocatalytic activities were verified from the cyclic voltammetry (CV) and amperometric response in a 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution (PBS). A significantly higher concentration range (0.1–100.0 μM) and a lower detection limit (8.0 × 10{sup −8} M, where s/n = 3) were found at the G-g-PLA-Pd modified glassy carbon electrode (GCE).

  16. An Injectable Hydrogel as Bone Graft Material with Added Antimicrobial Properties.

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    Tommasi, Giacomo; Perni, Stefano; Prokopovich, Polina

    2016-06-01

    Currently, the technique which provides the best chances for a successful bone graft, is the use of bone tissue from the same patient receiving it (autograft); the main limitations are the limited availability and the risks involved in removing living bone tissue, for example, explant site pain and morbidity. Allografts and xenografts may overcome these limitations; however, they increase the risk of rejection. For all these reasons the development of an artificial bone graft material is particularly important and hydrogels are a promising alternative for bone regeneration. Gels were prepared using 1,4-butanediol diacrylate as crosslinker and alpha tricalciumphosphate; ZnCl2 and SrCl2 were added to the aqueous phase. MTT results demonstrated that the addition of strontium had a beneficial effect on the osteoblast cells density on hydrogels, and zinc instead did not increase osteoblast proliferation. The amount of calcium produced by the osteoblast cells quantified through the Alizarin Red protocol revealed that both strontium and zinc positively influenced the formation of calcium; furthermore, their effect was synergistic. Rheology properties were used to mechanically characterize the hydrogels and especially the influence of crosslinker's concentration on them, showing the hydrogels presented had extremely good mechanical properties. Furthermore, the antimicrobial activity of strontium and zinc in the hydrogels against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis was determined. PMID:27174392

  17. Electrochemical sensing of H2O2 by the modified electrode with pd nanoparticles on multi-walled carbon nanotubes-g-poly(lactic acid).

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    Han, Hyoung Soon; You, Jung-Min; Jeong, Haesang; Jeon, Seungwon

    2014-06-01

    A simple method has adapted to prepare MWCNT grafted Poly(lactic acid) (MWCNT-g-PLA) by intercalative polymerization of poly(lactic acid) in the presence of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) functionalized with hydroxyl groups. The functionalized MWCNT has obtained from the treatment of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) with MWCNT, and then the reaction with 1,4-butanediol (BD) to create functional hydroxyl groups. MWCNT-g-PLA-Pd and MWCNT-g-PLA-Pt have prepared from the MWCNT-g-PLA and metal precursors. The synthesized materials have characterized by 1H-NMR, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The MWCNT-g-PLA-Pd is possibilities for employing to electrochemical detection of hydrogen peroxide. Electrocatalytic activities are verified from cyclic voltammetry (CV) and amperometric response in 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution (PBS). The biosensor provided good stability and selectivity towards interferences such as UA, AA, and glucose. PMID:24738350

  18. Combinatorial metabolic pathway assembly in the yeast genome with RNA-guided Cas9.

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    EauClaire, Steve F; Zhang, Jianzhong; Rivera, Corban Gregory; Huang, Lixuan L

    2016-07-01

    The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important industrial platform for the production of grain and cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol, butanediol, isoprenoids, and other chemicals. The construction of a successful production strain usually involves multiple gene knockouts and chromosomal integration of expression cassettes to redirect the metabolic fluxes for the conversion of sugars and other feed stocks into the desired product. RNA-guided Cas9 based genome editing has been demonstrated in many prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts including S. cerevisiae, in which it has been additionally exploited as a tool for metabolic engineering. To extend the utilization of RNA-guided Cas9 as a metabolic pathway building tool, we demonstrated the direct assembly and chromosomal integration of up to 17 overlapping DNA fragments encoding the beta-carotene biosynthetic pathway. Furthermore, we generated a combinatorial strain library for the beta-carotene biosynthetic pathway, directly integrated into the yeast genome to create a diverse library of strains. This enabled the screening of combinatorial libraries in stable chromosomally integrated strains for rapid improvements of product titers. This combinatorial approach for pathway assembly will significantly accelerate the current speed of metabolic engineering for S. cerevisiae as an industrial platform, and increase the number of strains that can be simultaneously evaluated for enzyme screening, expression optimization and protein engineering to achieve the titer, rate and yield necessary for the commercialization of new industrial fermentation products. PMID:27138038

  19. Cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic study of the putative SAICAR synthetase (PH0239) from Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3

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    SAICAR synthetase from P. horikoshii OT3 has been cloned, expressed, purified and crystallized. The study of proteins involved in de novo biosynthesis of purine nucleotides is central in the development of antibiotics and anticancer drugs. In view of this, a protein from the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3 was isolated, purified and crystallized using the microbatch method. Its primary structure was found to be similar to that of SAICAR synthetase, which catalyses the seventh step of de novo purine biosynthesis. A diffraction-quality crystal was obtained using Hampton Research Crystal Screen II condition No. 34, consisting of 0.05 M cadmium sulfate hydrate, 0.1 M HEPES buffer pH 7.5 and 1.0 M sodium acetate trihydrate, with 40%(v/v) 1,4-butanediol as an additive. The crystal belonged to space group P31, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 95.62, c = 149.13 Å. Assuming the presence of a hexamer in the asymmetric unit resulted in a Matthews coefficient (VM) of 2.3 Å3 Da−1, corresponding to a solvent content of about 46%. A detailed study of this protein will yield insights into structural stability at high temperatures and should be highly relevant to the development of antibiotics and anticancer drugs targeting the biosynthesis of purine nucleotides

  20. Organ preservation at low temperature: a physical and biological problem

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    Aussedat, J.; Boutron, P.; Coquilhat, P.; Descotes, J. L.; Faure, G.; Ferrari, M.; Kay, L.; Mazuer, J.; Monod, P.; Odin, J.; Ray, A.

    1993-02-01

    Before reporting the preliminary results obtained by our group, we first review the main problems to be solved in the preservation of organs at very low temperature, before being transplanted. This cryopreservation is being presently explored in order to increase the preservation tiine of transplants and to contribute to a better control of the donor recipient compatibility. We recall that, for the isolated cells to be preserved at nitrogen liquid temperatures, as now successfully performed at industrial scale, it is necessary to immerse the cells in a solution containing more or less t,oxical additives (so-called cryopro tect ants). Furthermore cooling and warming rates must be specific of each type of cells. We then show that cryo preservation could be extrapolated to whole organs by means of vitrification, the only way to avoid any ice crystallization. This vitrification will be the result of two directions of research, the one on the elaboration of cryoprotective solutions, the least toxic possible, the other on the obtention of high enough and homogeneous cooling and warming rates. After having briefly summarized the state of research on the heart and kidneys of small mammals, we present the first results that we have obtained on perfusion at 4 ^{circ}C and the auto-transplantation of rabbit kidneys, on the toxicity of a new cryoprotectant, 2,3-butanediol, on the heart rate, and on the cooling of experimental models of organs. Avant de présenter les résultats préliminaires obtenus par notre groupe, nous passons d'abord en revue les principaux problèmes à résoudre pour conserver à très basse température des organes en vue de leur transplantation. Cette cryopréservation est une voie de recherche actuellement explorée pour augmenter la durée de conservation des greffons et permettre ainsi de mieux contrôler la compatibilité donneur-receveur. Nous rappelons que la conservation des cellules isolées à la température de l'azote liquide, actuellement

  1. The {gamma} radiolysis at room temperature of liquid deaerated isopropanol; Radiolyse {gamma} a temperature ambiante de l'isopropanol liquide desaere

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    Gilles, L. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1969-02-01

    The main products formed in the room temperature {gamma} radiolysis of liquid isopropanol, and their respective yields, are: hydrogen 3.8, methane 1.6, acetone 3.4, acetaldehyde 1.1, and pinacol 0.3. These results give a material balance in good agreement with the formula of isopropanol and lead to a value for the yield of decomposition: 5, 3. The absence of butanediol 2.3 shows that the acetaldehyde cannot come from the dismutation of hydroxyethyl radicals. The variations of the hydrogen yield in the neutral medium with the concentration of added electron scavengers may be explained in terms of the model proposed by Freeman and FAYADH which supposes the existence of spurs. The yield of solvated electrons diffusing into the bulk of the solution and also the ratios of rate constants for the reactions of the scavengers with the electrons may likewise be obtained on the basis of this model. Certain effects not foreseen by this model may result from the capture of electrons solvated or not, whose mode of disappearance in pure alcohol remains unknown. One may distinguish a yield of excited molecules of at least 2, of which 80 per cent lead to the production of molecular hydrogen and 20 per cent to that of molecular methane, and an ionization yield of 2. 2. The discussion of the various mechanisms which may lead to the formation of the products indicates that these yields may be higher than the values quoted. (author) [French] Les principaux produits formes a temperature ambiante dans la radiolyse {gamma} de l'isopropanol liquide sont: l'hydrogene, le methane, l'acetone, l'acetaldehyde et le pinacol avec des rendements respectifs de 3,8 - 1,6 - 3,4 - 1,1 - 0,3. Le bilan de masse deduit de ces resultats est en bon accord avec la formule brute de l'isopropanol dont le rendement de decomposition est 5,3. L'absence de butanediol 2,3 montre que l'acetaldehyde ne peut provenir de la reaction de dismutation des radicaux hydroxyethyles. Le

  2. Response of the cytoplasmic and membrane proteome of Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032 to pH changes

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background C. glutamicum has traditionally been grown in neutral-pH media for amino acid production, but in a previous article we reported that this microorganism is a moderate alkaliphile since it grows optimally at pH 7.0–9.0, as shown in fermentor studies under tightly controlled pH conditions. We determined the best pH values to study differential expression of several genes after acidic or basic pH conditions (pH 6.0 for acidic expression and pH 9.0 for alkaline expression. Thus, it was interesting to perform a detailed analysis of the pH-adaptation response of the proteome of C. glutamicum ATCC 13032 to clarify the circuits involved in stress responses in this bacterium. In this paper we used the above indicated pH conditions, based on transcriptional studies, to confirm that pH adaptation results in significant changes in cytoplasmatic and membrane proteins. Results The cytoplasmatic and membrane proteome of Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032 at different pH conditions (6.0, 7.0 and 9.0 was analyzed by classical 2D-electrophoresis, and by anion exchange chromatography followed by SDS-PAGE (AIEC/SDS-PAGE. A few cytoplasmatic proteins showed differential expression at the three pH values with the classical 2D-technique including a hypothetical protein cg2797, L-2.3-butanediol dehydrogenase (ButA, and catalase (KatA. The AIEC/SDS-PAGE technique revealed several membrane proteins that respond to pH changes, including the succinate dehydrogenase complex (SdhABCD, F0F1-ATP synthase complex subunits b, α and δ (AtpF, AtpH and AtpA, the nitrate reductase II α subunit (NarG, and a hypothetical secreted/membrane protein cg0752. Induction of the F0F1-ATP synthase complex β subunit (AtpD at pH 9.0 was evidenced by Western analysis. By contrast, L-2.3-butanediol dehydrogenase (ButA, an ATPase with chaperone activity, the ATP-binding subunit (ClpC of an ATP-dependent protease complex, a 7 TMHs hypothetical protein cg0896, a conserved

  3. DEVELOPMENT OF MICROORGANISMS WITH IMPROVED TRANSPORT AND BIOSURFACTANT ACTIVITY FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

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    M.J. McInerney; R.M. Knapp; D.P. Nagle, Jr.; Kathleen Duncan; N. Youssef; M.J. Folmsbee; S. Maudgakya

    2003-06-26

    Biosurfactants enhance hydrocarbon biodegradation by increasing apparent aqueous solubility or affecting the association of the cell with poorly soluble hydrocarbon. Here, we show that a lipopeptide biosurfactant produced by Bacillus mojavensis strain JF-2 mobilized substantial amounts of residual hydrocarbon from sand-packed columns when a viscosifying agent and a low molecular weight alcohol were present. The amount of residual hydrocarbon mobilized depended on the biosurfactant concentration. One pore volume of cell-free culture fluid with 900 mg/l of the biosurfactant, 10 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1000 mg/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymer mobilized 82% of the residual hydrocarbon. Consistent with the high residual oil recoveries, we found that the bio-surfactant lowered the interfacial tension (IFT) between oil and water by nearly 2 orders of magnitude compared to typical IFT values of 28-29 mN/m. Increasing the salinity increased the IFT with or without 2,3-butanediol present. The lowest interfacial tension observed was 0.1 mN/m. The lipopeptide biosurfactant system may be effective in removing hydrocarbon contamination sources in soils and aquifers and for the recovery of entrapped oil from low production oil reservoirs. Previously, we reported that Proteose peptone was necessary for anaerobic growth and biosurfactant production by B. mojavensis JF-2. The data gathered from crude purification of the growth-enhancing factor in Proteose peptone suggested that it consisted of nucleic acids; however, nucleic acid bases, nucleotides or nucleosides did not replace the requirement for Proteose Peptone. Further studies revealed that salmon sperm DNA, herring sperm DNA, Echerichia coli DNA and synthetic DNA replaced the requirement for Proteose peptone. In addition to DNA, amino acids and nitrate were required for anaerobic growth and vitamins further improved growth. We now have a defined medium that can be used to manipulate growth and biosurfactant

  4. H{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8} nanobelts as a novel stable electrode material with good reversible redox performance

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    Mjejri, I.; Etteyeb, N. [Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, Université de Tunis, Institut Préparatoire aux Études d’Ingénieurs (Tunisia); Sediri, F., E-mail: faouzi.sediri@ipeit.rnu.tn [Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, Université de Tunis, Institut Préparatoire aux Études d’Ingénieurs (Tunisia); Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis-Elmanar, 2092 Elmanar, Tunis (Tunisia)

    2014-10-25

    Highlights: • Belt-like nanocrystalline H{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8} was synthesized hydrothermally. • Reversible redox behavior with doping/dedoping process. • Doping/dedoping is easier for Li{sup +} to Na{sup +} one and to K{sup +} cation. • Energy-related applications such as cathodes in lithium batteries. - Abstract: Belt-like nanocrystalline H{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8} has been successfully synthesized via a hydrothermal process using vanadium pentoxide as inorganic precursor and 1,4-butanediol as structure-directing template. It is found that the reaction time has a significant effect on the morphology of the product. The as-synthesized H{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8} nanobelts are up to several of micrometers in length and about 35 nm in average width. The nanobelts show a large BET surface area which favors the electrochemical properties. The optical properties of the as-synthesized H{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8} nanobelts were investigated by UV–visible absorption and photoluminescence. The band gap was found to be 2.75 eV. Electrochemical measurements have revealed reversible redox behavior with doping/dedoping process corresponding to reversible cation intercalation/deintercalation. This process is easier in propylene carbonate than in aqueous solvent and is easier for the small Li{sup +} to the larger Na{sup +} one and to the largest K{sup +} cation. This has been assigned to a probable presence of different tunnel cavities in the orthorhombic H{sub 2}V{sub 3}O{sub 8} lattice.

  5. Alcohol based-deep eutectic solvent (DES) as an alternative green additive to increase rotenone yield

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    Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are basically molten salts that interact by forming hydrogen bonds between two added components at a ratio where eutectic point reaches a melting point lower than that of each individual component. Their remarkable physicochemical properties (similar to ionic liquids) with remarkable green properties, low cost and easy handling make them a growing interest in many fields of research. Therefore, the objective of pursuing this study is to analyze the potential of alcohol-based DES as an extraction medium for rotenone extraction from Derris elliptica roots. DES was prepared by a combination of choline chloride, ChCl and 1, 4-butanediol at a ratio of 1/5. The structure of elucidation of DES was analyzed using FTIR, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. Normal soaking extraction (NSE) method was carried out for 14 hours using seven different types of solvent systems of (1) acetone; (2) methanol; (3) acetonitrile; (4) DES; (5) DES + methanol; (6) DES + acetonitrile; and (7) [BMIM] OTf + acetone. Next, the yield of rotenone, % (w/w), and its concentration (mg/ml) in dried roots were quantitatively determined by means of RP-HPLC. The results showed that a binary solvent system of [BMIM] OTf + acetone and DES + acetonitrile was the best solvent system combination as compared to other solvent systems. It contributed to the highest rotenone content of 0.84 ± 0.05% (w/w) (1.09 ± 0.06 mg/ml) and 0.84 ± 0.02% (w/w) (1.03 ± 0.01 mg/ml) after 14 hours of exhaustive extraction time. In conclusion, a combination of the DES with a selective organic solvent has been proven to have a similar potential and efficiency as of ILs in extracting bioactive constituents in the phytochemical extraction process

  6. 复合二元酸改性环氧树脂的制备工艺研究%Study on Preparation Technology of Dibasic Acid Modified Epoxy Resin

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    马群锋; 朱蓓蓓; 周生启

    2014-01-01

    用C36二聚酸、癸二酸与1,4-丁二醇二缩水甘油醚和双酚A型环氧树脂进行扩链反应,制备柔韧性环氧树脂预聚体。考察了配方组成、反应温度和催化剂等因素对羧基转化率的影响。结果表明,对于所给配方,当催化剂用量为0.1%,140℃下反应2 h,反应基本完全。另外,以柔韧性环氧树脂预聚体为基体树脂制备的固化物拉伸强度达到12.0 MPa,断裂伸长率为85%。%We process extender chain reaction with C36 dimer acid, sebacic acid, 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl and bisphenol A type epoxy resin, and produce flexible epoxy resin prepolymers. We investigate the influence of carboxyl conversion rate from formula composition, reaction temperature and catalyst and other factors. The results show that, for given formula, when the dosage of catalyst is 0.1%,it reacts 2h under 140 ℃, and the re-action is substantially complete. In addition, the flexibility of a cured epoxy resin prepolymer matrix resin composition prepared by a tensile strength of 12.0 MPa, elongation at break of 85%.

  7. Curing behaviors and properties of an extrinsic toughened epoxy/anhydride system and an intrinsic toughened epoxy/anhydride system

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    Highlights: ► Two curing systems (ETRS and ITRS) with similar chemical composite were prepared. ► The curing kinetics of the ETRS and the novel ITRS were comparatively studied. ► Crosslinking density can affect the kinetic schemes of the two curing systems. ► Their mechanical properties and thermal stabilities were also comparatively studied. ► Crosslinking density may play an influential role in mechanical properties. - Abstract: The curing kinetics of an extrinsic toughened epoxy (mixture of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A and 1,4-butanediol epoxy resin, DGEBA/DGEBD) and an intrinsic toughened epoxy (ethoxylated bisphenol-A epoxy resin with two oxyethylene units, DGEBAEO-2) using hexahydrophthalic anhydride (HHPA) as curing agent and tris-(dimethylaminomethyl) phenol (DMP-30) as accelerator were comparatively studied by non-isothermal DSC with a model-fitting Málek approach and a model-free advanced isoconversional method of Vyazovkin. The dynamic mechanical properties and thermal stabilities of the cured materials were investigated by DMTA and TGA, respectively. The results showed that Šesták–Berggren model can generally simulate well the reaction rates of these two systems. The activation energy of DGEBA/DGEBD/HHPA/DMP-30 at high fractional conversion changed much higher than that of DGEBAEO-2/HHPA/DMP-30, indicating the increased steric hindrance mainly affected the reaction kinetic scheme of DGEBA/DGEBD/HHPA/DMP-30. The Tg and storage moduli of cured DGEBAEO-2/HHPA/DMP-30 were lower than those of cured DGEBA/DGEBD/HHPA/DMP-30 according to DMTA while TGA showed that the thermal stabilities of these two cured systems were similar

  8. Curing behaviors and properties of an extrinsic toughened epoxy/anhydride system and an intrinsic toughened epoxy/anhydride system

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    Fan, Mengjin; Liu, Jialin; Li, Xiangyuan [Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Cheng, Jue, E-mail: chengjue@mail.buct.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China); Zhang, Junying, E-mail: zjybuct@gmail.com [Key Laboratory of Carbon Fiber and Functional Polymers, Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)

    2013-02-20

    Highlights: ► Two curing systems (ETRS and ITRS) with similar chemical composite were prepared. ► The curing kinetics of the ETRS and the novel ITRS were comparatively studied. ► Crosslinking density can affect the kinetic schemes of the two curing systems. ► Their mechanical properties and thermal stabilities were also comparatively studied. ► Crosslinking density may play an influential role in mechanical properties. - Abstract: The curing kinetics of an extrinsic toughened epoxy (mixture of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A and 1,4-butanediol epoxy resin, DGEBA/DGEBD) and an intrinsic toughened epoxy (ethoxylated bisphenol-A epoxy resin with two oxyethylene units, DGEBAEO-2) using hexahydrophthalic anhydride (HHPA) as curing agent and tris-(dimethylaminomethyl) phenol (DMP-30) as accelerator were comparatively studied by non-isothermal DSC with a model-fitting Málek approach and a model-free advanced isoconversional method of Vyazovkin. The dynamic mechanical properties and thermal stabilities of the cured materials were investigated by DMTA and TGA, respectively. The results showed that Šesták–Berggren model can generally simulate well the reaction rates of these two systems. The activation energy of DGEBA/DGEBD/HHPA/DMP-30 at high fractional conversion changed much higher than that of DGEBAEO-2/HHPA/DMP-30, indicating the increased steric hindrance mainly affected the reaction kinetic scheme of DGEBA/DGEBD/HHPA/DMP-30. The T{sub g} and storage moduli of cured DGEBAEO-2/HHPA/DMP-30 were lower than those of cured DGEBA/DGEBD/HHPA/DMP-30 according to DMTA while TGA showed that the thermal stabilities of these two cured systems were similar.

  9. Enhanced H2 Production and Redirected Metabolic Flux via Overexpression of fhlA and pncB in Klebsiella HQ-3 Strain.

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    Jawed, Muhammad; Pi, Jian; Xu, Li; Zhang, Houjin; Hakeem, Abdul; Yan, Yunjun

    2016-03-01

    Genetic modifications are considered as one of the most important technologies for improving fermentative hydrogen yield. Herein, we overexpress fhlA and pncB genes from Klebsiella HQ-3 independently to enhance hydrogen molar yield. HQ-3-fhlA/pncB strain is developed by manipulation of pET28-Pkan/fhlA Kan(r) and pBBR1-MCS5/pncB Gm(r) as expression vectors to examine the synchronous effects of fhlA and pncB. Optimization of anaerobic batch fermentations is achieved and the maximum yield of biohydrogen (1.42 mol H2/mol of glucose) is produced in the range of pH 6.5-7.0 at 33-37 °C. Whole cell H2 yield is increased up to 40 % from HQ-3-fhlA/pncB, as compared with HQ-3-fhlA 20 % and HQ-3-pncB 12 % keeping HQ-3-C as a control. Mechanism of improved H2 yield is studied in combination with metabolic flux analysis by measuring glucose consumption and other metabolites including formate, succinate, 2,3 butanediol, lactate, acetate, ethanol, and hydrogen. The results suggest that under transient conditions, the increase in the total level of NAD by NAPRTase can enhance the rate of NADH-dependent pathways, and therefore, final distribution of metabolites is changed. Combined overexpression of fhlA and pncB eventually modifies the energy and carbon balance leading to enhanced H2 production from FHL as well as by NADH pathway. PMID:26590848

  10. Transcriptional responses to sucrose mimic the plant-associated life style of the plant growth promoting endophyte Enterobacter sp. 638.

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    Safiyh Taghavi

    Full Text Available Growth in sucrose medium was previously found to trigger the expression of functions involved in the plant associated life style of the endophytic bacterium Enterobacter sp. 638. Therefore, comparative transcriptome analysis between cultures grown in sucrose or lactate medium was used to gain insights in the expression levels of bacterial functions involved in the endophytic life style of strain 638. Growth on sucrose as a carbon source resulted in major changes in cell physiology, including a shift from a planktonic life style to the formation of bacterial aggregates. This shift was accompanied by a decrease in transcription of genes involved in motility (e.g., flagella biosynthesis and an increase in the transcription of genes involved in colonization, adhesion and biofilm formation. The transcription levels of functions previously suggested as being involved in endophytic behavior and functions responsible for plant growth promoting properties, including the synthesis of indole-acetic acid, acetoin and 2,3-butanediol, also increased significantly for cultures grown in sucrose medium. Interestingly, despite an abundance of essential nutrients transcription levels of functions related to uptake and processing of nitrogen and iron became increased for cultures grown on sucrose as sole carbon source. Transcriptome data were also used to analyze putative regulatory relationships. In addition to the small RNA csrABCD regulon, which seems to play a role in the physiological adaptation and possibly the shift between free-living and plant-associated endophytic life style of Enterobacter sp. 638, our results also pointed to the involvement of rcsAB in controlling responses by Enterobacter sp. 638 to a plant-associated life style. Targeted mutagenesis was used to confirm this role and showed that compared to wild-type Enterobacter sp. 638 a ΔrcsB mutant was affected in its plant growth promoting ability.

  11. Effects of Ensiling Fermentation and Aerobic Deterioration on the Bacterial Community in Italian Ryegrass, Guinea Grass, and Whole-crop Maize Silages Stored at High Moisture Content.

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    Li, Yanbing; Nishino, Naoki

    2013-09-01

    The effects of storage period and aerobic deterioration on the bacterial community were examined in Italian ryegrass (IR), guinea grass (GG), and whole-crop maize (WM) silages. Direct-cut forages were stored in a laboratory silo for 3, 7, 14, 28, 56, and 120 d without any additives; live counts, content of fermentation products, and characteristics of the bacterial community were determined. 2,3-Butanediol, acetic acid, and lactic acid were the dominant fermentation products in the IR, GG, and WM silages, respectively. The acetic acid content increased as a result of prolonged ensiling, regardless of the type of silage crop, and the changes were distinctively visible from the beginning of GG ensiling. Pantoea agglomerans, Rahnella aquatilis, and Enterobacter sp. were the major bacteria in the IR silage, indicating that alcoholic fermentation may be due to the activity of enterobacteria. Staphylococcus sciuri and Bacillus pumilus were detected when IR silage was spoiled, whereas between aerobically stable and unstable silages, no differences were seen in the bacterial community at silo opening. Lactococcus lactis was a representative bacterium, although acetic acid was the major fermentation product in the GG silage. Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus brevis, and Morganella morganii were suggested to be associated with the increase in acetic acid due to prolonged storage. Enterobacter cloacae appeared when the GG silage was spoiled. In the WM silage, no distinctive changes due to prolonged ensiling were seen in the bacterial community. Throughout the ensiling, Weissella paramesenteroides, Weissella confusa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae were present in addition to L. plantarum, L. brevis, and L. lactis. Upon deterioration, Acetobacter pasteurianus, Klebsiella variicola, Enterobacter hormaechei, and Bacillus gibsonii were detected. These results demonstrate the diverse bacterial community that evolves during ensiling and aerobic spoilage of IR, GG, and WM silages

  12. Production of Succinic Acid for Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates

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    Davison, B.H.; Nghiem, J.

    2002-06-01

    The purpose of this Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is to add and test new metabolic activities to existing microbial catalysts for the production of succinic acid from renewables. In particular, they seek to add to the existing organism the ability to utilize xylose efficiently and simultaneously with glucose in mixtures of sugars or to add succinic acid production to another strain and to test the value of this new capability for production of succinic acid from industrial lignocellulosic hydrolyasates. The Contractors and Participant are hereinafter jointly referred to as the 'Parties'. Research to date in succinic acid fermentation, separation and genetic engineering has resulted in a potentially economical process based on the use of an Escherichia coli strain AFP111 with suitable characteristics for the production of succinic acid from glucose. Economic analysis has shown that higher value commodity chemicals can be economically produced from succinic acid based on repliminary laboratory findings and predicted catalytic parameters. The initial target markets include succinic acid itself, succinate salts, esters and other derivatives for use as deicers, solvents and acidulants. The other commodity products from the succinic acid platform include 1,4-butanediol, {gamma}-butyrolactone, 2-pyrrolidinone and N-methyl pyrrolidinone. Current economic analyses indicate that this platform is competitive with existing petrochemical routes, especially for the succinic acid and derivatives. The report presents the planned CRADA objectives followed by the results. The results section has a combined biocatalysis and fermentation section and a commercialization section. This is a nonproprietary report; additional proprietary information may be made available subject to acceptance of the appropriate proprietary information agreements.

  13. Correlação entre propriedades mecânicas e parâmetros estruturais de poliuretanos à base de poli(épsilon-caprolactona Relationships between mechanical properties and structural parameters of polyurethanes containing poly(epsilon-caprolactone

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    Juliana Kloss

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho foram preparados poliuretanos (PUs segmentados. Primeiramente foi obtido um pré-polímero (PP a partir da reação de 2,4 e 2,6 - diisocianato de tolileno (TDI e poli(épsilon-caprolactona diol (PCL. A PCL é um poliéster biodegradável que constituiu o segmento flexível do PU. O segmento rígido foi constituído por unidades uretânicas provenientes da ligação entre as extremidades isocianato do PP e as hidroxilas do extensor de cadeia: 1,4 - butanodiol (BDO, ou sacarose (SAC, ou glicose (GLY. Foram avaliadas as propriedades mecânicas e dinâmico-mecânicas dos poliuretanos obtidos e estas foram correlacionadas com os parâmetros estruturais. Os resultados foram justificados com base na intensidade das interações de hidrogênio, na mistura de fases, no volume dos extensores cíclicos e na presença de ligações cruzadas. Estes PUs estão sendo estudados com vistas à preparação de materiais biodegradáveis com propriedades mecânicas úteis.Segmented polyurethanes containing polycaprolactone as soft segment were prepared taking into account the biodegradable character of this compound. The hard block was produced by the reaction between tolylene diisocyanate and a chain extender (1,4 butanediol, sucrose or glucose. The mechanical and dynamical properties were evaluated as a function of the contents of rigid blocks. The results were analyzed on the basis of the intermolecular interactions, mainly H bonds, phase mixture, volume of cyclic chain extenders and crosslinking. These polyurethanes are being studied aiming at the preparation of biodegradable materials with useful mechanical properties.

  14. Mono-fermentation of glycerine - Fermentation of a substrate in a dominant amount. Final report; Monovergaerung von Glycerin - Vergaerung von einem Substrat in dominierender Menge. Schlussbericht

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    Erb, D.; Bueeler, E.; Spicher, M.

    2008-02-15

    The present study investigated the feasibility of a mono fermentation of the glycerine-fraction from biodiesel production. Part of the experiments took place in a single-stage, continuous system with 700 l usable volume. The maximum yield of biogas of the glycerine-fraction is 1100 l/l of glycerine, or 870 l/kg of glycerine, in continuous operation. The average methane content is 70 %. The adaptation rate of the biomass at the substrate of glycerine-fraction is high. Two or three days after starting the feed 100 % degradation rates will be achieved. The single-stage, continuous fermentation of the glycerine-fraction at 40 {sup o}C runs only stable at very low organic loading rate (0.65 kg oDM/(d m{sup 3})) and is therefore not currently economical. At higher organic loading rates (1.5 to 3.0 kg oDM/(d m{sup 3})) the adapted biomass collapsed after about 20 days due to massive instability of the process. A two-stage system with separate hydrolysis stage could probably allow a stable fermentation as search for literature has shown. Fed-batch experiments in the laboratory of the University of Waedenswil, Switzerland (ZHAW) demonstrated that the glycerine-fraction from biodiesel production is slightly better degradable than pure glycerine. The process dysfunctions arise because of the inhibition of intermediates resulting from the degradation of glycerine. At higher concentrations of 1.2-propanediol and 2.3-butanediol the degradation was incomplete. Further inhibitors can not be excluded. The failed stability of the process is not due to the lack of main nutrients or trace elements. (author)

  15. Effect of replacing polyol by organosolv and kraft lignin on the property and structure of rigid polyurethane foam

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lignin is one of the three major components in plant cell walls, and it can be isolated (dissolved from the cell wall in pretreatment or chemical pulping. However, there is a lack of high-value applications for lignin, and the commonest proposal for lignin is power and steam generation through combustion. Organosolv ethanol process is one of the effective pretreatment methods for woody biomass for cellulosic ethanol production, and kraft process is a dominant chemical pulping method in paper industry. In the present research, the lignins from organosolv pretreatment and kraft pulping were evaluated to replace polyol for producing rigid polyurethane foams (RPFs. Results Petroleum-based polyol was replaced with hardwood ethanol organosolv lignin (HEL or hardwood kraft lignin (HKL from 25% to 70% (molar percentage in preparing rigid polyurethane foam. The prepared foams contained 12-36% (w/w HEL or 9-28% (w/w HKL. The density, compressive strength, and cellular structure of the prepared foams were investigated and compared. Chain extenders were used to improve the properties of the RPFs. Conclusions It was found that lignin was chemically crosslinked not just physically trapped in the rigid polyurethane foams. The lignin-containing foams had comparable structure and strength up to 25-30% (w/w HEL or 19-23% (w/w HKL addition. The results indicated that HEL performed much better in RPFs and could replace more polyol at the same strength than HKL because the former had a better miscibility with the polyol than the latter. Chain extender such as butanediol could improve the strength of lignin-containing RPFs.

  16. A new crystal form of human tear lipocalin reveals high flexibility in the loop region and induced fit in the ligand cavity

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    Breustedt, Daniel A.; Chatwell, Lorenz; Skerra, Arne, E-mail: skerra@wzw.tum.de [Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science, CIPS-M, and Lehrstuhl für Biologische Chemie, Technische Universität München, 85350 Freising-Weihenstephan (Germany)

    2009-10-01

    The crystal structure of tear lipocalin determined in space group P2{sub 1} revealed large structural deviations from the previously solved X-ray structure in space group C2, especially in the loop region and adjoining parts of the β-barrel which give rise to the ligand-binding site. These findings illustrate a novel mechanism for promiscuity in ligand recognition by the lipocalin protein family. Tear lipocalin (TLC) with the bound artificial ligand 1,4-butanediol has been crystallized in space group P2{sub 1} with four protein molecules in the asymmetric unit and its X-ray structure has been solved at 2.6 Å resolution. TLC is a member of the lipocalin family that binds ligands with diverse chemical structures, such as fatty acids, phospholipids and cholesterol as well as microbial siderophores and the antibiotic rifampin. Previous X-ray structural analysis of apo TLC crystallized in space group C2 revealed a rather large bifurcated ligand pocket and a partially disordered loop region at the entrace to the cavity. Analysis of the P2{sub 1} crystal form uncovered major conformational changes (i) in β-strands B, C and D, (ii) in loops 1, 2 and 4 at the open end of the β-barrel and (iii) in the extended C-terminal segment, which is attached to the β-barrel via a disulfide bridge. The structural comparison indicates high conformational plasticity of the loop region as well as of deeper parts of the ligand pocket, thus allowing adaptation to ligands that differ vastly in size and shape. This illustrates a mechanism for promiscuity in ligand recognition which may also be relevant for some other physiologically important members of the lipocalin protein family.

  17. A new crystal form of human tear lipocalin reveals high flexibility in the loop region and induced fit in the ligand cavity

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    The crystal structure of tear lipocalin determined in space group P21 revealed large structural deviations from the previously solved X-ray structure in space group C2, especially in the loop region and adjoining parts of the β-barrel which give rise to the ligand-binding site. These findings illustrate a novel mechanism for promiscuity in ligand recognition by the lipocalin protein family. Tear lipocalin (TLC) with the bound artificial ligand 1,4-butanediol has been crystallized in space group P21 with four protein molecules in the asymmetric unit and its X-ray structure has been solved at 2.6 Å resolution. TLC is a member of the lipocalin family that binds ligands with diverse chemical structures, such as fatty acids, phospholipids and cholesterol as well as microbial siderophores and the antibiotic rifampin. Previous X-ray structural analysis of apo TLC crystallized in space group C2 revealed a rather large bifurcated ligand pocket and a partially disordered loop region at the entrace to the cavity. Analysis of the P21 crystal form uncovered major conformational changes (i) in β-strands B, C and D, (ii) in loops 1, 2 and 4 at the open end of the β-barrel and (iii) in the extended C-terminal segment, which is attached to the β-barrel via a disulfide bridge. The structural comparison indicates high conformational plasticity of the loop region as well as of deeper parts of the ligand pocket, thus allowing adaptation to ligands that differ vastly in size and shape. This illustrates a mechanism for promiscuity in ligand recognition which may also be relevant for some other physiologically important members of the lipocalin protein family

  18. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics and characterization of biodegradable poly(butylene succinate-co-neopentyl glycol succinate) copolyesters.

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    Xie, Wen-Jie; Zhou, Xiao-Ming

    2015-01-01

    Both biodegradable aliphatic neat poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(butylene succinate-co-neopentyl glycol succinate) (P(BS-co-NPGS)) copolyesters with different 1,4-butanediol/neopentyl glycol ratios were synthesized through a two-step process of transesterification and polycondensation using stannous chloride and 4-Methylbenzenesulfonic acid as the co-catalysts. The structure, non-isothermal crystallization behavior, crystalline morphology and crystal structure of neat PBS and P(BS-co-NPGS) copolyesters were characterized by (1)H NMR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarized optical microscope (POM) and wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD), respectively. The Avrami equation modified by Jeziorny and Mo's method was employed to describe the non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of the neat PBS and its copolyesters. The modified Avrami equation could adequately describe the primary stage of non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of the neat PBS and its copolyesters. Mo's method provided a fairly satisfactory description of the non-isothermal crystallization of neat PBS and its copolyesters. Interestingly, the values of 1/t1/2, Zc and F(T) obtained by the modified Avrami equation and Mo's method analysis indicated that the crystallization rate increased first and then decreased with an increase of NPGS content compared that of neat PBS, whereas the crystallization mechanism almost kept unchanged. The results of tensile testing showed that the ductility of PBS was largely improved by incorporating NPGS units. The elongation at break increased remarkably with increasing NPGS content. In particular, the sample with 20% NPGS content showed around 548% elongation at break. PMID:25491999

  19. Head Space Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (HS - SPME of volatile organic compounds produced by Sporidiobolus salmonicolor (CBS 2636

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    Eunice Valduga

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was the assessment of volatile organic compounds produced by Sporidiobolus salmonicolor (CBS 2636 using methyl and ethyl ricinoleate, ricinoleic acid and castor oil as precursors. The analysis of the volatile organic compounds was carried out using Head Space Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (HS - SPME. Factorial experimental design was used for investigating extraction conditions, verifying stirring rate (0-400 rpm, temperature (25-60 ºC, extraction time (10-30 minutes, and sample volume (2-3 mL. The identification of volatile organic compounds was carried out by Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrum Detector (GC/MSD. The conditions that resulted in maximum extraction were: 60 ºC, 10 minutes extraction, no stirring, sample volume of 2.0 mL, and addition of saturated KCl (1:10 v/v. In the bio-production of volatile organic compounds the effect of stirring rate (120-200 rpm, temperature (23-33 ºC, pH (4.0-8.0, precursor concentration (0.02-0.1%, mannitol (0-6%, and asparagine concentration (0-0.2% was investigated. The bio-production at 28 ºC, 160 rpm, pH 6,0 and with the addition of 0.02% ricinoleic acid to the medium yielded the highest production of VOCs, identified as 1,4-butanediol, 1,2,2-trimethylciclopropilamine, beta-ionone; 2,3-butanodione, pentanal, tetradecane, 2-isononenal, 4-octen-3-one, propanoic acid, and octadecane.

  20. Effect of ether glycerol lipids on interleukin-1β release and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

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    Boomkamp, Stephanie D; Byun, Hoe-Sup; Ubhi, Satvir; Jiang, Hui-Rong; Pyne, Susan; Bittman, Robert; Pyne, Nigel J

    2016-01-01

    We have assessed the effect of two ether glycerol lipids, 77-6 ((2S, 3R)-4-(Tetradecyloxy)-2-amino-1,3-butanediol) and 56-5 ((S)-2-Amino-3-O-hexadecyl-1-propanol), which are substrates for sphingosine kinases, on inflammatory responses. Treatment of differentiated U937 macrophage-like cells with 77-6 but not 56-5 enhanced IL-1β release; either alone or in the presence of LPS. The stimulatory effect of sphingosine or 77-6 on LPS-stimulated IL-1β release was reduced by pretreatment of cells with the caspase-1 inhibitor, Ac-YVAD-CHO, thereby indicating a role for the inflammasome. The enhancement of LPS-stimulated IL-1β release in response to sphingosine, but not 77-6, was reduced by pretreatment of cells with the cathepsin B inhibitor, CA074Me, indicating a role for lysosomal destabilization in the effect of sphingosine. Administration of 56-5 to mice increased disease progression in an experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model and this was associated with a considerable increase in the infiltration of CD4(+) T-cells, CD11b(+) monocytes and F4/80(+) macrophages in the spinal cord. 56-5 and 77-6 were without effect on the degradation of myc-tagged sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 receptor in CCL39 cells. Therefore, the effect of 56-5 on EAE disease progression is likely to be independent of the inflammasome or the sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 receptor. However, 56-5 is chemically similar to platelet activating factor and the exacerbation of EAE disease progression might be linked to platelet activating factor receptor signaling. PMID:26187854

  1. Effect of cationic side-chains on intracellular delivery and cytotoxicity of pH sensitive polymer-doxorubicin nanocarriers

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    Fang, Chen; Kievit, Forrest M.; Cho, Yong-Chan; Mok, Hyejung; Press, Oliver W.; Zhang, Miqin

    2012-10-01

    Fine-tuning the design of polymer-doxorubicin conjugates permits optimization of an efficient nanocarrier to greatly increase intracellular uptake and cytotoxicity. Here, we report synthesis of a family of self-assembled polymer-doxorubicin nanoparticles and an evaluation of the effects of various types of side-chains on intracellular uptake and cytotoxicity of the nanocarriers for lymphoma cells. Monomers with three different cationic side-chains (CA) and pKa's, i.e., a guanidinium group (Ag), an imidazole group (Im), and a tertiary amine group (Dm), were comparatively investigated. The cationic monomer, poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), and doxorubicin (Dox) were reacted with 1,4-(butanediol) diacrylate (BUDA) to prepare a poly(β-amino ester) (PBAE) polymer via Michael addition. All three polymer-Dox conjugates spontaneously formed nanoparticles (NP) through hydrophobic interactions between doxorubicin in aqueous solution, resulting in NP-Im/Dox, NP-Ag/Dox, and NP-Dm/Dox, with hydrodynamic sizes below 80 nm. Doxorubicin was linked to all 3 types of NPs with a hydrazone bond to assure selective release of doxorubicin only at acidic pH, as it occurs in the tumor microenvironment. Both NP-Im/Dox and NP-Ag/Dox exhibited much higher intracellular uptake by Ramos cells (Burkitt's lymphoma) than NP-Dm/Dox, suggesting that the type of side chain in the NPs determines the extent of intracellular uptake. As a result, NP-Im/Dox and NP-Ag/Dox showed cytotoxicity that was comparable to free Dox in vitro. Our findings suggest that the nature of surface cationic group on nanocarriers may profoundly influence their intracellular trafficking and resulting therapeutic efficacy. Thus, it is a crucial factor to be considered in the design of novel carriers for intracellular drug delivery.

  2. Biodiesel biorefinery: opportunities and challenges for microbial production of fuels and chemicals from glycerol waste

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    Almeida João R M

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The considerable increase in biodiesel production worldwide in the last 5 years resulted in a stoichiometric increased coproduction of crude glycerol. As an excess of crude glycerol has been produced, its value on market was reduced and it is becoming a “waste-stream” instead of a valuable “coproduct”. The development of biorefineries, i.e. production of chemicals and power integrated with conversion processes of biomass into biofuels, has been singled out as a way to achieve economically viable production chains, valorize residues and coproducts, and reduce industrial waste disposal. In this sense, several alternatives aimed at the use of crude glycerol to produce fuels and chemicals by microbial fermentation have been evaluated. This review summarizes different strategies employed to produce biofuels and chemicals (1,3-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol, ethanol, n-butanol, organic acids, polyols and others by microbial fermentation of glycerol. Initially, the industrial use of each chemical is briefly presented; then we systematically summarize and discuss the different strategies to produce each chemical, including selection and genetic engineering of producers, and optimization of process conditions to improve yield and productivity. Finally, the impact of the developments obtained until now are placed in perspective and opportunities and challenges for using crude glycerol to the development of biodiesel-based biorefineries are considered. In conclusion, the microbial fermentation of glycerol represents a remarkable alternative to add value to the biodiesel production chain helping the development of biorefineries, which will allow this biofuel to be more competitive.

  3. Cofactor modification analysis: a computational framework to identify cofactor specificity engineering targets for strain improvement.

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    Lakshmanan, Meiyappan; Chung, Bevan Kai-Sheng; Liu, Chengcheng; Kim, Seon-Won; Lee, Dong-Yup

    2013-12-01

    Cofactors, such as NAD(H) and NADP(H), play important roles in energy transfer within the cells by providing the necessary redox carriers for a myriad of metabolic reactions, both anabolic and catabolic. Thus, it is crucial to establish the overall cellular redox balance for achieving the desired cellular physiology. Of several methods to manipulate the intracellular cofactor regeneration rates, altering the cofactor specificity of a particular enzyme is a promising one. However, the identification of relevant enzyme targets for such cofactor specificity engineering (CSE) is often very difficult and labor intensive. Therefore, it is necessary to develop more systematic approaches to find the cofactor engineering targets for strain improvement. Presented herein is a novel mathematical framework, cofactor modification analysis (CMA), developed based on the well-established constraints-based flux analysis, for the systematic identification of suitable CSE targets while exploring the global metabolic effects. The CMA algorithm was applied to E. coli using its genome-scale metabolic model, iJO1366, thereby identifying the growth-coupled cofactor engineering targets for overproducing four of its native products: acetate, formate, ethanol, and lactate, and three non-native products: 1-butanol, 1,4-butanediol, and 1,3-propanediol. Notably, among several target candidates for cofactor engineering, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPD) is the most promising enzyme; its cofactor modification enhanced both the desired product and biomass yields significantly. Finally, given the identified target, we further discussed potential mutational strategies for modifying cofactor specificity of GAPD in E. coli as suggested by in silico protein docking experiments. PMID:24372035

  4. 以马铃薯残渣为原料的端羟基乳酸预聚物的制备%Synthesis of Hydroxyl Terminated Prepolymer of Polylactic Acid Using Potato Waste as Raw Materials

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    张红印; Fu-H sianChang; 陈少峰

    2011-01-01

    [目的]利用马铃薯残渣为原料合成乳酸预聚物,为聚乳酸的生产工艺改造提供理论依据.[方法]将由马铃薯残渣发酵所得的乳酸采用熔融缩聚法合成乳酸预聚物,并对此方法进行了优化.[结果]最佳工艺:催化剂辛酸亚锡的用量1%,熔融缩聚时间10 h,反应温度170℃,1,4-丁二醇用量1%.[结论]熔融缩聚法聚合所得的聚乳酸预聚物的最高分子量为3059 g/mol,用马铃薯残渣为原料合成乳酸预聚物简单易行,该方法提供了一种新的废物利用途径.%[Objective]The synthesis of hydroxyl terminated prepolyraer of polylactic acid using potato waste was studied to provide theoretical basis for reformation of productive technology of polylactic acid. [ Methods ] This study applied direct condensation method for polymerization of lactic acid produced from potato waste and the methods were optimized. [ Result]The results showed the following optimum conditions for polymerization :catalyst dosage:1%,reaction time: 10 h,reaction temperature; 170℃ ,1,4 - Butanediol dosage;1%. [Conclusion]The highest molecular weight of polylactic acid prepolymer obtained by melt condensation polymerization reached 3 059 g/mol. This study provides an alternative substitute for polylactic acid synthesis,which helps transfer low value potato waste to high value product.

  5. Synthesis of thermoplastic poly(ester-olefin elastomers

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    Tanasijević Branka

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of thermoplastic poly(ester-olefin elastomers, based on poly(ethylene-stat-butylene, HO-PEB-OH, as the soft segment and poly (butylene terephthalate, PBT, as the hard segment, were synthesized by a catalyzed transesterification reaction in solution. The incorporation of soft hydrogenated poly(butadiene segments into the copolyester backbone was accomplished by the polycondensation of α, ω-dihydroxyl telechelic HO-PEB-OH, (PEB Mn = 3092 g/mol with 1,4-butanediol (BD and dimethyl terephthalate (DMT in the presence of a 50 wt-% high boiling solvent i.e., 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene. The molar ratio of the starting comonomers was selected to result in a constant hard to soft weight ratio of 60:40. The synthesis was optimized in terms of both the concentration of catalyst, tetra-n-butyl-titanate (Ti(OBu4, and stabilizer, N,N'-diphenyl-p-phenylenediamine (DPPD, as well as the reaction time. It was found that the optimal catalyst concentration (Ti(OBu4 for the synthesis of these thermoplastic elastomers was 1.0 mmol/mol ester and the optimal DPPD concentration was 1.0 wt-%. The extent of the reaction was followed by measuring the inherent viscosity of the reaction mixture. The effectiveness of the incorporation of the soft segments into the copolymer chains was proved by Soxhlet extraction with chloroform. The molecular structures, composition and the size of the synthesized poly(ester-butylenes were verified by 1H NMR spectroscopy, viscometry of dilute solutions and the complex dynamic melt viscosity. The thermal properties of poly(ester-olefins were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC. The degree of crystallinity was also determined by DSC. The thermal and thermo-oxidative stability were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA. The rheological properties of poly(ester-olefins were investigated by dynamic mechanical spectroscopy in the melt and solid state.

  6. Preparation and characterization of poly-(methacrylatoethyl trimethylammonium chloride-co-vinylbenzyl chloride-co-ethylene dimethacrylate monolith

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available A polymer monolithic column, poly-(methacrylatoethyltrimethylammonium chloride-co-vinylbenzyl chloride-co-ethylene dimethacrylate or poly-(MATE-co-VBC-co-EDMA was successfully prepared in the current study by one-step thermally initiated in situ polymerization, confined in a steel tubing of 0.5 mm i.d. and 1/16” o.d. The monoliths were prepared from methacrylatoethyltrimethylammonium chloride (MATE and vinylbenzyl chloride (VBC as monomer and ethylene dimethacrylate (EDMA as crosslinker using a binary porogen system of 1-propanol and 1,4-butanediol. The inner wall of steel tubing was pretreated with 3-methacryloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane (MAPS. In order to obtain monolith with adequate column efficiency and low flow resistance, some parameters such as total monomer concentration (%T and crosslinker concentration (%C were optimized. The morphology of this monolith was assessed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The properties of the monolithic column, such as permeability, binding capacity, and pore size distribution were also characterized in detail. From the results of the characterization of all monolith variation, monolith with %T 30 %C 50 and %T 35 %C 50 give the best characteristic. These monoliths have high permeability, adequate molecular recognition sites (represented with binding capacity value of over 20 mg/mL, and have over 80% flow through pores in their pore structure contribute to low flow resistance. The resulted monolithic columns have promising potential for dual mode liquid chromatography. MATE may contribute for anion-exchange while VBC may responsible for reversed-phase liquid chromatography.

  7. 固相微萃取-气质联用分析柿子甜酒中的香气成分%Analysis of Aroma Constituents in Persimmon Sweet Wine by Solid-phase Micro-extraction and GC-MS

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    张媛; 张军翔; 刘亚辉

    2013-01-01

    The flavoring compositions were extracted from persimmon sweet wine by solvent extraction and then analyzed by GC/MS.Their relative contents were determined by peak area normalization method.32 volatile compounds were separated and identified,including lipid,alcohols,organic acids,aldehyde and a small amount of paraffin.The detection results showed that ethyl caprylate,phenylethyl alcohol,decanoic acid,ethyl ester,dimethyl phthalate,2,3-butanediol had relatively higher contents than the others,probably being the main flavoring compositions for persimmon sweet wine.%采用固相微萃取法提取柿子甜酒中的香气成分,用气相色谱-质谱仪进行测定,结合计算机检索技术对分离化合物进行分离鉴定,并应用色谱峰面积归一法测定各成分的相对含量.在柿子甜酒中共定性出32中挥发性成分,其中主要包括脂类、醇类、有机酸类、醛类和少量烷烃.结果表明,辛酸乙酯、苯乙醇、癸酸乙酯、邻苯二甲酸二甲酯、2,3-丁二醇等含量相对较高,可能是柿子甜酒香气形成的主要的成分.

  8. Biodegradable polyesters based on succinic acid

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    Nikolić Marija S.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Two series of aliphatic polyesters based on succinic acid were synthesized by copolymerization with adipic acid for the first series of saturated polyesters, and with fumaric acid for the second series. Polyesters were prepared starting from the corresponding dimethyl esters and 1,4-butanediol by melt transesterification in the presence of a highly effective catalyst tetra-n-butyl-titanate, Ti(0Bu4. The molecular structure and composition of the copolyesters was determined by 1H NMR spectroscopy. The effect of copolymer composition on the physical and thermal properties of these random polyesters were investigated using differential scanning calorimetry. The degree of crystallinity was determined by DSC and wide angle X-ray. The degrees of crystallinity of the saturated and unsaturated copolyesters were generally reduced with respect to poly(butylene succinate, PBS. The melting temperatures of the saturated polyesters were lower, while the melting temperatures of the unsaturated copolyesters were higher than the melting temperature of PBS. The biodegradability of the polyesters was investigated by enzymatic degradation tests. The enzymatic degradation tests were performed in a buffer solution with Candida cylindracea lipase and for the unsaturated polyesters with Rhizopus arrhizus lipase. The extent of biodegradation was quantified as the weight loss of polyester films. Also the surface of the polyester films after degradation was observed using optical microscopy. It could be concluded that the biodegradability depended strongly on the degree of crystallinity, but also on the flexibility of the chain backbone. The highest biodegradation was observed for copolyesters containing 50 mol.% of adipic acid units, and in the series of unsaturated polyesters for copolyesters containing 5 and 10 mol.% of fumarate units. Although the degree of crystallinity of the unsaturated polyesters decreased slightly with increasing unsaturation, the biodegradation

  9. Permeability of different types of medical protective gloves to acrylic monomers.

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    Lönnroth, Emma-Christin; Wellendorf, Hanne; Ruyter, Eystein

    2003-10-01

    Dental personnel and orthopedic surgeons are at risk when manually handling products containing methyl methacrylate (MMA). Dental products may also contain cross-linking agents such as ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (EGDMA) or 1,4-butanediol dimethacrylate (1,4-BDMA). Skin contact with monomers can cause hand eczema, and the protection given by gloves manufactured from different types of material is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the breakthrough time (BTT, min) as a measure of protection (according to the EU standard EN-374-3) for a mixture consisting of MMA, EGDMA and 1,4-BDMA. Fifteen different gloves representing natural rubber latex material, synthetic rubber material (e.g. nitrile rubbers), and synthetic polymer material were tested. The smallest monomer MMA permeated within 3 min through all glove materials. A polyethylene examination glove provided the longest protection period to EGDMA and 1, 4-BDMA (> 120 min and 25.0 min), followed by the surgical glove Tactylon (6.0 min and 8.7 min) and the nitrile glove Nitra Touch (5.0 min and 8.7 min). This study showed that the breakthrough time (based on permeation rate) cannot be regarded as a 'safe limit'. When the permeation rate is low, monomers may have permeated before BTT can be determined. Using double gloves with a synthetic rubber inner glove and a natural rubber outer glove provided longer protection when the inner glove was rinsed in water before placing the outer glove on top. PMID:12974690

  10. Synthesis and Application of Starch Grafted with Polyurethane Prepolymer%聚氨酯接枝淀粉的合成及应用

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    陈夫山; 赵华; 宋晓明

    2011-01-01

    Polyurethane-based grafted starch is a new type of surface sizing agent in recent years. In this paper, polyurethane prepolymer was used as a special water-resisant monomer, polyurethane-based grafted starch agent with good performance was synthesized. The better synthesis conditions of prepolymer were as follows; The amount of toluene di-isocyanate is 15% of 1,4-butanediol, the temperature is 80t. The optimal synthesis conditions of the sizing agent were as follows; the amount of prepolymer is 10% (on starch) , the weight ratio of monomer to starch is 2-1, the weight ratio of styene to butyl acrylate is 1.5:1.%聚氨酯型接枝淀粉表面施胶剂是近年开发的新型表面施胶剂。本研究以聚氨酯预聚体作为抗水性单体合成了性能优良的聚氨酯型接枝淀粉表面施胶剂。聚氨酯预聚体的较佳合成条件为:甲苯二异氰酸酯用量为1,4-丁二醇的15%,反应温度为80℃;施胶剂的较佳合成条件为:预聚体用量为淀粉的10%,单体与淀粉的质量比为2∶1,苯乙烯与丙烯酸丁酯的质量比为1.5∶1。

  11. UV 固化含氟聚氨酯丙烯酸酯的合成及其热稳定性研究%Study on Synthesis and Thermal Stability of UV-curable Fluorinated Polyurethane Acrylate

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    刘金玲

    2013-01-01

      氟碳树脂具有优异的热稳定性,可以改善聚氨酯的耐热性,文章以异佛尔酮二异氰酸酯(IPDI)、聚丙二醇1000(PPG1000)、1,4-丁二醇、含氟丙烯酸酯共聚物二醇和甲基丙烯酸羟乙酯(HEMA)为主要原料合成可 UV 固化含氟聚氨酯丙烯酸酯预聚体。研究了含氟丙烯酸酯共聚物以及双键单体种类对聚氨酯涂膜热稳定性的影响。结果表明,将含氟丙烯酸酯共聚物引入聚氨酯中,可以显著的提高其热稳定性,同时,降低了聚氨酯硬段与软段的微相分离程度。%Fluorocarbon resins have excellent thermal stability and can improve the heat resistance of polyurethane. Fluorinated polyurethane acrylate prepolymers were synthesized by using isophorone diisocyanate(IPDI), polypropylene glycol(PPG1000), fluorine-containing acrylate copolymer glycol, 1,4-butanediol, hydroxyethyl methylacrylate(HEMA) as the main raw materials. The effects of fluorine-containing acrylate copolymer and double bond monomers on thermal stability of polyurethane films were investigated. The results showed that fluorine-containing acrylate copolymer can significantly improve polyurethane thermal stability, and reduce the degree of microphase separation of polyurethane hard segment and soft segment.

  12. The microphase-separated structure of polyurethane bulk and thin films

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    The microphase-separated structure of polyurethane bulk and thin films were investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The polyurethane (PUs) were synthesized with poly(oxytetramethylene) glycol (PTMG), 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BD) by a prepolymer method. The hard segment contents were 34 and 45 wt%. Polarized optical microscopy (POM) revealed that the 34 wt% PUE is homogeneous at a macroscopic level, while the 45 wt% one is macrophase-separated into two phases. One phase forms spherulites of ca. 2-5 μm in diameter. AFM observation for the 34 wt% PUE showed the microphase-separated structure, consisting of hard segment domains and a soft segment matrix. In contrast, for the 45 wt% PUE, a lot of the hard segment domains were observed in the spherulite region, indicating that spherulites include much amount of hard segment component, in contrast, outside of spherulite exhibited similar structure to that of 34 wt% one. For the PU bulk, the different microphase-separated structure in the inside and outside of spherulite was successfully observed for the first time. Also, the microphase-separated structure of PU films was investigated as a function of the film thickness. The PU films exhibited similar microphase-separated structure. For the thicker film (∼200 nm), the interdomain spacing almost corresponded to bulk one. On the other hand, that for the film thickness below 7nm dramatically decreased. This seems to be simply related to a decreasing space. We obtained the experimental data, which the phase-separated domain size of multiblock copolymer decreased with decreasing film thickness. (author)

  13. Influence of the content of hard segments on the properties of novel urethane-siloxane copolymers based on a poly(ε-caprolactone-b-poly(dimethylsiloxane-b-poly(ε- caprolactone triblock copolymer

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    Antić Vesna V.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A series of novel thermoplastic urethane-siloxane copolymers (TPUSs based on a α,ω-dihydroxy-[poly(ε-caprolactone-bpoly( dimethylsiloxane-b-poly(ε-caprolactone] (α,ω-dihydroxy-PCLPDMS- PCL triblock copolymer, 4,4?-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI and 1,4-butanediol (BD was synthesized. The effects of the content (9-63 wt. % of hard urethane segments and their degree of polymerization on the properties of the segmented TPUSs were investigated. The structure, composition and hard segment degree of polymerization of the hard segments were examined using 1H- and quantitative 13C-NMR spectroscopy. The degree of crystallinity of the synthesized copolymers was determined using wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS. The surface properties were evaluated by measuring the water contact angle and water absorption. In the series of the TPUSs, the average degree of polymerization of the hard segments was varied from 1.2 to 14.4 MDI-BD units. It was found that average values from 3.8 to 14.4 MDI-BD units were effective segment lengths for crystallization of hard segments, which resulted in an increase in the degree of microphase separation of the copolymers. Spherulite-like superstructures were observed in copolymer films by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, which are believed to arise from the crystallization of the hard segments and/or PCL segments, depending on the content of the hard segments. The surface of the copolymers became more hydrophobic with increasing weight fraction of PDMS. The synthesized copolymers based on a PCL-PDMS-PCL segment showed good thermal stability, which increased with increasing content of soft PDMS segments, as was confirmed by the value of the starting temperature of thermal degradation.

  14. Structural and magnetic properties of Co{sub x}Fe{sub 3−x}O{sub 4} versus Co/Fe molar ratio

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    Dippong, Thomas, E-mail: dippong.thomas@yahoo.ro [Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, North University Center of Baia Mare, Department of Chemistry and Biology, 76 Victoriei Street, 430122 Baia Mare (Romania); Levei, Erika Andrea, E-mail: erika.levei@icia.ro [INCDO-INOE 2000, Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation, 67 Donath Street, 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Diamandescu, Lucian [National Institute of Materials Physics, 105bis Atomistilor Street, 077125 Magurele (Romania); Bibicu, Ion, E-mail: bibicu@infim.ro [National Institute of Materials Physics, 105bis Atomistilor Street, 077125 Magurele (Romania); Leostean, Cristian [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Borodi, Gheorghe, E-mail: borodi@itim-cj.ro [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Barbu Tudoran, Lucian, E-mail: lbarbu@hasdeu.ubbcluj.ro [Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, 44 Bilascu Street, 400015 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

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    Co{sub x}Fe{sub 3−x}O{sub 4} (x=0.5–2.5) magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized via redox reaction between cobalt nitrate, iron nitrate and 1-4-butanediol using five Co/Fe molar ratios, followed by calcination at 1000 °C. Single phase nanoscaled cobalt ferrite was obtained at x=1.0 and at slight Co excess (x=1.5), while at high Co/Fe molar ratios (x=2.0 and x=2.5) the prevailing phase was CoO accompanied by CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} traces. The highest values of coercive field and saturation magnetization were obtained for the sample at x=1.0, while the lowest values were obtained in the sample with the highest Co excess (x=2.5). The results indicated that the used synthesis route was suitable for the synthesis of cobalt ferrite with moderate saturation magnetization and high coercive field values. - Highlights: • Cobalt ferrite magnetic nanoparticles were synthesized by redox reaction. • The magnetic properties of Co{sub x}Fe{sub 3−x}O{sub 4} depend on the Co/Fe ratio. • Nanoparticles were spherical with sizes in the range of 30–73 nm. • At Co/Fe stoichiometric ratio and slight Co excess single phase CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} results. • The critical role of Co concentration in the synthesized samples was revealed.

  15. Hygroscopic and phase separation properties of ammonium sulfate/organic/water ternary solutions

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    M. A. Zawadowicz

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Atmospheric aerosol particles are often partially or completely composed of inorganic salts, such as ammonium sulfate and sodium chloride, and therefore exhibit hygroscopic properties. Many inorganic salts have well-defined deliquescence and efflorescence points at which they take up and lose water, respectively. Deliquescence and efflorescence of simple inorganic salt particles have been investigated by a variety of methods, such as IR spectroscopy, tandem mobility analysis and electrodynamic balance. Field measurements have shown that atmospheric aerosols are not typically pure inorganic salt, instead they often also contain organic species. There is ample evidence from laboratory studies that suggests that mixed particles exist in a phase-separated state, with an aqueous inorganic core and organic shell. Although phase separation has not been measured in situ, there is no reason it would not also take place in the atmosphere. Many recent studies have focused on microscopy techniques that require deposition of the aerosol on a glass slide, possibly changing its surface properties. Here, we investigate the deliquescence and efflorescence points, phase separation and ability to exchange gas-phase components of mixed organic and inorganic aerosol using a flow tube coupled with FTIR spectroscopy. Ammonium sulfate aerosol mixed with organic polyols with different O : C ratios, including 1,4-butanediol, glycerol, 1,2,6-hexanetriol, 1,2-hexanediol, and 1,5-pentanediol have been investigated. Those constituents correspond to materials found in the atmosphere in great abundance, and therefore, particles prepared in this study should mimic atmospheric mixed phase aerosol particles. The results of this study tend to be in agreement with previous microscopy experiments, with several key differences, which possibly reveal a size-dependent effect on phase separation in organic/inorganic aerosol particles.

  16. Comparative study of aromatic compounds in fruit wines from raspberry, strawberry, and mulberry in central Shaanxi area

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    Yiming Feng

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Although grape wines have firmly dominated the production and consumption markets of fruit wines, raspberry, strawberry, and mulberry have been utilized to make wines because of their joyful aroma and high contents of polyphenolic phytochemicals and essential fatty acids. However, little is known about aromatic compounds of the wines produced from these three fruits. Methods: The aromatic composition of fruit wines produced from raspberry, strawberry, mulberry, and red grape was analyzed by GC-MS. Odor activity values (OAVs and relative odor contributions (ROCs were used to estimate the sensory contribution of the aromatic compounds to the overall flavor of the wines. Results: In strawberry, raspberry, and mulberry wines, 27, 30, and 31 odorants were detected, respectively. Alcohols formed the most abundant group, followed by esters and acids. The grape wine contained a wider variety (16 types of alcohols, and 4-methyl-2-pentanol and 2,3-butanediol were not present in the three fruit wines. The quantity of esters in raspberry (1.54% and mulberry wines (2.08% were higher than those of strawberry wine (0.78%, and mulberry wine contained more types of esters. There were no significant differences of acids between the three fruit wines and the control wine. In addition, 2-heptanone, 2-octanone, 2-nonanone, and 2-undecanone were unique to raspberry wine, and nonanal was present only in mulberry wine. The indistinguishable aroma of the three fruit wines was attributed to the dominance of fruity and floral odor components derived from ethyl esters of fatty acids and their contributions to the global aroma of the three fruit wines. Conclusion: The present study demonstrated that there were significant differences in the volatile components of fruit wines made from raspberry, strawberry, and mulberry. The aroma compounds were more abundant in the raspberry and mulberry wines than in the strawberry wine, but the quality of strawberry wine was

  17. Bioconversion of plant biomass to ethanol. Third quarterly and bimonthly report, July 1--September 30, 1977

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    Brooks, R.E.; Bellamy, W.D.; Su, T.M.

    1977-10-01

    The studies of biological delignification have focused on the adaptation of the lignocellulosic thermophilic mold Chrysosporium pruinosum to growth on maple wood fibers. The addition of trace elements and thiamine hydrochloride to the C. pruinosum growth medium has been found to stimulate culture growth by a factor of about two. The nutritional salt tolerances of C. pruinosum have been determined. Nutrient concentrations below of about 2.5 times that required to support C. pruinosum growth have no significant deleterious inhibitory effects. Work on the design and construction of a bench-top high solids biological delignification bioreactor has been initiated. The mixed culture microbiological studies have focused mainly on nutritional growth requirements and rates of cellulose digestion and ethanol production. In small test tube mixed culture (sporocytophaga (US) + thermophilic bacillus (NW)) fermentations, the rate of cellulose degradation was found to proceed at a very high volumetric efficiency, 2.4 g/l-hr. The yield of ethanol from the mixed culture fermentation of cellulose varied between 24 and 50% of theoretical. The higher yields were obtained in the presence of insoluble calcium carbonate added to retard the rate of pH decline and to increase the CO/sub 2/ tension. Bench-top fermentations at the 1 liter scale have been performed to verify, under controlled pH, agitation, and dissolved oxygen conditions, the results achieved in small scale test tube experiments. The specific growth rate of thermophilic bacillus NW on glucose was calculated to be 0.59 hr/sup -1/. In mixed culture fermentations of amorphous and microcrystalline cellulose the specific rate of substrate depletion was calculated to be 0.087 hr/sup -1/ and 0.0346 hr/sup -1/, respectively. Ethanol production in these fermentor runs was slower than the rates of acetic acid production. In the fermentation of microcrystalline cellulose, 2,3 butanediol was also produced.

  18. Polystyrene-divinylbenzene-glycidyl methacrylate stationary phase grafted with poly (amidoamine) dendrimers for ion chromatography.

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    Guo, Dandan; Lou, Chaoyan; Zhang, Peimin; Zhang, Jiajie; Wang, Nani; Wu, Shuchao; Zhu, Yan

    2016-07-22

    In this work, a novel ion exchange stationary phase based on different generations of poly (amidoamine) dendrimers (PAMAM) was developed for the determination of inorganic anions and carbohydrates. Synthesis of the PAMAM was carried out with the polymerization reaction of ethylenediamine and methyl acrylate. The synthesized PAMAM was then grafted to the polystyrene-divinylbenzene-glycidyl methacrylate (PS-GMA) to form PAMAM-based beads. These beads were finally modified with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE) to generate the anion exchanger, which were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), brunauer-emmett-teller (BET), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and elemental analysis. Elemental analysis, breakthrough curves and capacity factors showed that more epoxy groups and higher PAMAM generations in stationary phase could result in higher anion exchange capacity. The efficiency, durability and stability of the proposed anion exchanger were investigated by using six inorganic anions (fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate and sulfate) and four carbohydrates (trehalose, glucose, maltotriose and galacturonic acid) as analytes, respectively. The reliability of the proposed ion chromatographic stationary phase was demonstrated by determining the content of galacturonic acid in polysaccharides from Poria cocos and Atractylodes macrocephala. The relative standard deviations of retention time, peak height, and peak area for galacturonic acid were 0.39%, 1.22%, and 2.02%, respectively. The spiked recoveries were in the range of 88.29%-100.51% for plant polysaccharides. Due to the good structural homogeneity, intense internal porosity, biological compatibility and high density of active groups in PAMAM, this grafted stationary phase showed good ion-exchange characteristics, especially in biological charged molecules. PMID:27311659

  19. Alcohol based-deep eutectic solvent (DES) as an alternative green additive to increase rotenone yield

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    Othman, Zetty Shafiqa; Hassan, Nur Hasyareeda; Zubairi, Saiful Irwan [School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

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    Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are basically molten salts that interact by forming hydrogen bonds between two added components at a ratio where eutectic point reaches a melting point lower than that of each individual component. Their remarkable physicochemical properties (similar to ionic liquids) with remarkable green properties, low cost and easy handling make them a growing interest in many fields of research. Therefore, the objective of pursuing this study is to analyze the potential of alcohol-based DES as an extraction medium for rotenone extraction from Derris elliptica roots. DES was prepared by a combination of choline chloride, ChCl and 1, 4-butanediol at a ratio of 1/5. The structure of elucidation of DES was analyzed using FTIR, {sup 1}H-NMR and {sup 13}C-NMR. Normal soaking extraction (NSE) method was carried out for 14 hours using seven different types of solvent systems of (1) acetone; (2) methanol; (3) acetonitrile; (4) DES; (5) DES + methanol; (6) DES + acetonitrile; and (7) [BMIM] OTf + acetone. Next, the yield of rotenone, % (w/w), and its concentration (mg/ml) in dried roots were quantitatively determined by means of RP-HPLC. The results showed that a binary solvent system of [BMIM] OTf + acetone and DES + acetonitrile was the best solvent system combination as compared to other solvent systems. It contributed to the highest rotenone content of 0.84 ± 0.05% (w/w) (1.09 ± 0.06 mg/ml) and 0.84 ± 0.02% (w/w) (1.03 ± 0.01 mg/ml) after 14 hours of exhaustive extraction time. In conclusion, a combination of the DES with a selective organic solvent has been proven to have a similar potential and efficiency as of ILs in extracting bioactive constituents in the phytochemical extraction process.

  20. Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and its copolymers by Yangia sp. ND199 from different carbon sources.

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    Huu Phong, Tran; Van Thuoc, Doan; Sudesh, Kumar

    2016-03-01

    A halophilic bacterium isolated from mangrove soil sample in Northern Vietnam, Yangia sp. ND199 was found capable of producing homopolymer poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB)], copolymer poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) [P(3HB-co-3HV)], and copolymer poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB-co-4HB)] from different carbon sources. The presence of 3HB, 3HV, and 4HB monomers were confirmed by gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance analysis. Only P(3HB) was produced using carbon sources such as fructose or by a combination of fructose with 1,5-pentanediol, 1,6-hexanediol, sodium hexanoate, or sodium octanoate. The biosynthesis of P(3HB-co-3HV) was achieved by adding cosubstrates such as sodium valerate and sodium heptanoate. When 1,4-butanediol, γ-butyrolactone or sodium 4-hydroxybutyrate was added to the culture medium, P(3HB-co-4HB) containing 4.0-7.1mol% 4HB fraction was accumulated. The molecular weights and thermal properties of polyesters were determined by gel permeation chromatography and differential scanning calorimeter, respectively. The results showed that Yangia sp. ND199 is able to produce polyester with high weight average molecular weight ranging from 1.3×10(6) to 2.2×10(6) Dalton and number average molecular weight ranging from 4.2×10(5) to 6.9×10(5) Dalton. The molecular weights, glass transition temperature as well as melting temperature of homopolymer P(3HB) are higher than those of copolymer P(3HB-co-3HV) or P(3HB-co-4HB). PMID:26708435

  1. Complete genome sequence of Corynebacterium variabile DSM 44702 isolated from the surface of smear-ripened cheeses and insights into cheese ripening and flavor generation

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    Trost Eva

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Corynebacterium variabile is part of the complex microflora on the surface of smear-ripened cheeses and contributes to the development of flavor and textural properties during cheese ripening. Still little is known about the metabolic processes and microbial interactions during the production of smear-ripened cheeses. Therefore, the gene repertoire contributing to the lifestyle of the cheese isolate C. variabile DSM 44702 was deduced from the complete genome sequence to get a better understanding of this industrial process. Results The chromosome of C. variabile DSM 44702 is composed of 3, 433, 007 bp and contains 3, 071 protein-coding regions. A comparative analysis of this gene repertoire with that of other corynebacteria detected 1, 534 predicted genes to be specific for the cheese isolate. These genes might contribute to distinct metabolic capabilities of C. variabile, as several of them are associated with metabolic functions in cheese habitats by playing roles in the utilization of alternative carbon and sulphur sources, in amino acid metabolism, and fatty acid degradation. Relevant C. variabile genes confer the capability to catabolize gluconate, lactate, propionate, taurine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid and to utilize external caseins. In addition, C. variabile is equipped with several siderophore biosynthesis gene clusters for iron acquisition and an exceptional repertoire of AraC-regulated iron uptake systems. Moreover, C. variabile can produce acetoin, butanediol, and methanethiol, which are important flavor compounds in smear-ripened cheeses. Conclusions The genome sequence of C. variabile provides detailed insights into the distinct metabolic features of this bacterium, implying a strong adaption to the iron-depleted cheese surface habitat. By combining in silico data obtained from the genome annotation with previous experimental knowledge, occasional observations on genes that are involved in the complex

  2. Preparation of Quaternized Cationic Waterborne Polyurethane and its Fixative Performance on Reactive Dyes%季胺化阳离子水性聚氨酯制备及其对活性染料的固色性能

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    张梦月; 刘俊琦; 刘玉峰; 权衡

    2014-01-01

    A set of silicon-modified cationic waterborne polyurethane reactive dyes wet rubbing fastness agent having high activity is prepared by isophorone diisocyanate, 1,4-butanediol, N-butyl diethanolamine as hard monomer, mixed polyether as soft monomer, hydroxyl alkyl polysiloxane as modified monomers. The effects that quaternary amination degree of the reactive polyurethane polymer have on the wet rubbing fastness ascend agent are studied. The results prove that quaternary ammonium salt structure make polyurethane macromolecules show excellent resistance to acid and alkali stability;however, the polyurethane macromolecules of strong cationic strength are not conducive to improve the fixation textile wet rubbing fastness.%以异佛尔酮二异氰酸酯、1,4-丁二醇、N-丁基二乙醇胺为硬单体,混合聚醚为软单体,羟烃基聚硅氧烷为改性单体,制备了一组具有较高化学活性的有机硅改性阳离子水性聚氨酯活性染料湿摩擦牢度提升剂,研究了活性聚氨酯高分子的季铵化程度对湿摩擦牢度提升剂性能的影响。研究结果表明:季铵盐结构使得聚氨酯大分子表现出优异的耐酸、耐碱稳定性;较高阳离子强度的聚氨酯大分子并不利于其固色纺织品湿摩擦牢度的改善。

  3. Difference in tumor incidence and other tissue responses to polyetherurethanes and polydimethylsiloxane in long-term subcutaneous implantation into rats.

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    Nakamura, A; Kawasaki, Y; Takada, K; Aida, Y; Kurokama, Y; Kojima, S; Shintani, H; Matsui, M; Nohmi, T; Matsuoka, A

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    The long-term (1- and 2-year) adverse tissue responses including tumor formation by subcutaneous implantation of polyurethanes (PUs) and silicone (Sil) films into rats were compared. The weight-averaged molecular weights (Mw) of the PUs prepared from 4,4'-diphenylmethanediisocyanate, poly(tetramethyleneglycol) of Mn = 1000 and 1,4-butanediol are 220,000 (U-4), 124,000 (U-6), and 55,600 (U-8). The 50:50 mixed film of U-6 and silicone (U-6/sil) was prepared by roll-mixing of the noncured silicone and the U-6 solution followed by evaporation of the solvent and heat-curing at 70 degrees C. The tissue responses around implants were classified into four groups as follows: (A) tumor, (B) atypical cell proliferation accompanied by preneoplastic changes, (C) cell proliferation without preneoplastic changes, (D) no obvious responses. In both implantation periods, the PUs gave higher incidents of the adverse responses including tumor formation in comparison to Sil. No significant molecular weight-dependent trend was found in a 1-year study using U-4, 6, and 8. Significant PU-dose-dependent trends were found in a 2-year study: the total active incidence (A+B+C), U-6(22/29) greater than U-6/sil(11/29) greater than sil(7/28); tumor incidence (A), U-6(11/29) greater than U-6/sil(2/29) = sil(2/28). No detectable amounts of 4,4'-methylenedianiline (MDA) were found in the PUs. The methanol extracts from the PUs were negative in the mutagenicity tests. These indicate no relationship between the tumor formation by the PU films and the mutagenicities of the chemicals (mainly oligomers) leached from the PUs. PMID:1512283

  4. Study on the Waterproof and Breathable Properties of Polyether/Polyester Hydrophilic Polyurethane%聚醚/聚酯型亲水性聚氨酯防水透湿性能研究

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    权衡; 倪丽杰; 姜会钰; 黎谦; 涂超

    2013-01-01

    Six groups of segmented waterproof and breathable hydrophilic polyurethanes coatings based on mixed polyether or polyether/polyester hydrophilic soft monomers were prepared using 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and 1,4-butanediol (BDO) as hard segments.Furthermore,the effect of microstructure and soft segment on moisture permeability and water resistance of the hydrophilic polyurethanes was researched.The results showed that some factors had remarkable effects on the waterproof and breathable,including the soft segment structure,composition,molecular weight,concentration and the degree of microphase separation.The most important factor on waterproof and breathable of hydrophilic polyurethane was the soft segment hydrophilic and activity.%以4,4'-二苯基甲烷二异氰酸酯(MDI)和1,4-丁二醇(BDO)为硬单体,制备了6组聚醚与聚酯或不同聚醚混合单体为软链段的嵌段型亲水性聚氨酯防水透湿涂层剂.研究了聚氨酯材料的微结构和软段结构对其防水、透湿性能的影响.结果表明,亲水性聚氨酯软链段的结构、组成、相对分子质量和含量及软、硬段相区间的微相分离程度对材料防水透湿性能的影响较大,亲水性聚氨酯的防水透湿性能主要取决于其中亲水性软链段的亲水性及其活动性.

  5. Whole genome sequencing and analysis of plant growth promoting bacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of plantation crops coconut, cocoa and arecanut.

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    Full Text Available Coconut, cocoa and arecanut are commercial plantation crops that play a vital role in the Indian economy while sustaining the livelihood of more than 10 million Indians. According to 2012 Food and Agricultural organization's report, India is the third largest producer of coconut and it dominates the production of arecanut worldwide. In this study, three Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR from coconut (CPCRI-1, cocoa (CPCRI-2 and arecanut (CPCRI-3 characterized for the PGP activities have been sequenced. The draft genome sizes were 4.7 Mb (56% GC, 5.9 Mb (63.6% GC and 5.1 Mb (54.8% GB for CPCRI-1, CPCRI-2, CPCRI-3, respectively. These genomes encoded 4056 (CPCRI-1, 4637 (CPCRI-2 and 4286 (CPCRI-3 protein-coding genes. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that both CPCRI-1 and CPCRI-3 belonged to Enterobacteriaceae family, while, CPCRI-2 was a Pseudomonadaceae family member. Functional annotation of the genes predicted that all three bacteria encoded genes needed for mineral phosphate solubilization, siderophores, acetoin, butanediol, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC deaminase, chitinase, phenazine, 4-hydroxybenzoate, trehalose and quorum sensing molecules supportive of the plant growth promoting traits observed in the course of their isolation and characterization. Additionally, in all the three CPCRI PGPRs, we identified genes involved in synthesis of hydrogen sulfide (H2S, which recently has been proposed to aid plant growth. The PGPRs also carried genes for central carbohydrate metabolism indicating that the bacteria can efficiently utilize the root exudates and other organic materials as energy source. Genes for production of peroxidases, catalases and superoxide dismutases that confer resistance to oxidative stresses in plants were identified. Besides these, genes for heat shock tolerance, cold shock tolerance and glycine-betaine production that enable bacteria to survive abiotic stress were also identified.

  6. Alcohol based-deep eutectic solvent (DES) as an alternative green additive to increase rotenone yield

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    Othman, Zetty Shafiqa; Hassan, Nur Hasyareeda; Zubairi, Saiful Irwan

    2015-09-01

    Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are basically molten salts that interact by forming hydrogen bonds between two added components at a ratio where eutectic point reaches a melting point lower than that of each individual component. Their remarkable physicochemical properties (similar to ionic liquids) with remarkable green properties, low cost and easy handling make them a growing interest in many fields of research. Therefore, the objective of pursuing this study is to analyze the potential of alcohol-based DES as an extraction medium for rotenone extraction from Derris elliptica roots. DES was prepared by a combination of choline chloride, ChCl and 1, 4-butanediol at a ratio of 1/5. The structure of elucidation of DES was analyzed using FTIR, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. Normal soaking extraction (NSE) method was carried out for 14 hours using seven different types of solvent systems of (1) acetone; (2) methanol; (3) acetonitrile; (4) DES; (5) DES + methanol; (6) DES + acetonitrile; and (7) [BMIM] OTf + acetone. Next, the yield of rotenone, % (w/w), and its concentration (mg/ml) in dried roots were quantitatively determined by means of RP-HPLC. The results showed that a binary solvent system of [BMIM] OTf + acetone and DES + acetonitrile was the best solvent system combination as compared to other solvent systems. It contributed to the highest rotenone content of 0.84 ± 0.05% (w/w) (1.09 ± 0.06 mg/ml) and 0.84 ± 0.02% (w/w) (1.03 ± 0.01 mg/ml) after 14 hours of exhaustive extraction time. In conclusion, a combination of the DES with a selective organic solvent has been proven to have a similar potential and efficiency as of ILs in extracting bioactive constituents in the phytochemical extraction process.

  7. Induction, purification and characterization of a novel manganese peroxidase from Irpex lacteus CD2 and its application in the decolorization of different types of dye.

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    Qin, Xing; Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Xiaoyu; Yang, Yang

    2014-01-01

    Manganese peroxidase (MnP) is the one of the important ligninolytic enzymes produced by lignin-degrading fungi which has the great application value in the field of environmental biotechnology. Searching for new MnP with stronger tolerance to metal ions and organic solvents is important for the maximization of potential of MnP in the biodegradation of recalcitrant xenobiotics. In this study, it was found that oxalic acid, veratryl alcohol and 2,6-Dimehoxyphenol could stimulate the synthesis of MnP in the white-rot fungus Irpex lacteus CD2. A novel manganese peroxidase named as CD2-MnP was purified and characterized from this fungus. CD2-MnP had a strong capability for tolerating different metal ions such as Ca2+, Cd2+, Co2+, Mg2+, Ni2+ and Zn2+ as well as organic solvents such as methanol, ethanol, DMSO, ethylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, butanediol and glycerin. The different types of dyes including the azo dye (Remazol Brilliant Violet 5R, Direct Red 5B), anthraquinone dye (Remazol Brilliant Blue R), indigo dye (Indigo Carmine) and triphenylmethane dye (Methyl Green) as well as simulated textile wastewater could be efficiently decolorized by CD2-MnP. CD2-MnP also had a strong ability of decolorizing different dyes with the coexistence of metal ions and organic solvents. In summary, CD2-MnP from Irpex lacteus CD2 could effectively degrade a broad range of synthetic dyes and exhibit a great potential for environmental biotechnology. PMID:25412169

  8. Induction, purification and characterization of a novel manganese peroxidase from Irpex lacteus CD2 and its application in the decolorization of different types of dye.

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    Full Text Available Manganese peroxidase (MnP is the one of the important ligninolytic enzymes produced by lignin-degrading fungi which has the great application value in the field of environmental biotechnology. Searching for new MnP with stronger tolerance to metal ions and organic solvents is important for the maximization of potential of MnP in the biodegradation of recalcitrant xenobiotics. In this study, it was found that oxalic acid, veratryl alcohol and 2,6-Dimehoxyphenol could stimulate the synthesis of MnP in the white-rot fungus Irpex lacteus CD2. A novel manganese peroxidase named as CD2-MnP was purified and characterized from this fungus. CD2-MnP had a strong capability for tolerating different metal ions such as Ca2+, Cd2+, Co2+, Mg2+, Ni2+ and Zn2+ as well as organic solvents such as methanol, ethanol, DMSO, ethylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, butanediol and glycerin. The different types of dyes including the azo dye (Remazol Brilliant Violet 5R, Direct Red 5B, anthraquinone dye (Remazol Brilliant Blue R, indigo dye (Indigo Carmine and triphenylmethane dye (Methyl Green as well as simulated textile wastewater could be efficiently decolorized by CD2-MnP. CD2-MnP also had a strong ability of decolorizing different dyes with the coexistence of metal ions and organic solvents. In summary, CD2-MnP from Irpex lacteus CD2 could effectively degrade a broad range of synthetic dyes and exhibit a great potential for environmental biotechnology.

  9. Effect of Polycarbonate Content on the Phase Separation and Damping Properties of PUE Based on Mixed Segments%PCDL含量对混和软段的PUE相分离和阻尼性能的影响

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    王丙寅; 黄光速

    2012-01-01

    Polyurethane elastomers were synthesized using Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) and 1, 4-butanediol (BDO) as hard segments and mixed macrodiols derived from polycarbonate diol and polypropylene diol as soft segments by prepolymer method. The effect of polycarbonate content on the phase separation and damping properties of polyurethane elastomers was investigated by DSC, FT-IR and DMA. The results indicated that the PUE phase separation and the fraction of hydrogen bonded carbonyl decreased with PCDL content increasing. And then, the modulus of polyurethanes decreased. Compared with the PUE with one component soft segments, the polyurethane elastomers with mixed soft segments displayed relatively better damping properties.%以甲苯二异氰酸酯( TDI)、1,4-丁二醇(BDO)为硬段,聚碳酸酯二醇(PCDL)和聚醚二醇(PPG)混合物为软段,采用预聚体法制备了不同软段组成的聚氨酯弹性体(PUE).采用DSC、FT-IR和DMA等分析手段研究了PCDL含量对PUE的微相分离程度和阻尼性能的影响.结果表明,随着软段中PCDL含量的增加,PUE中氨酯羰基的氢键化程度减小,相分离程度减小,而且PUE的储能模量随着PCDL含量的增加而减小;与单一组分软段的PUE相比较,混合软段的PUE具有相对较好的阻尼性能.

  10. Preparation of a polymeric ionic liquid-based adsorbent for stir cake sorptive extraction of preservatives in orange juices and tea drinks.

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    Chen, Lei; Huang, Xiaojia

    2016-04-15

    In this study, a new polymeric ionic liquid-based adsorbent was prepared and used as the extraction medium of stir cake sorptive extraction (SCSE) of three organic acid preservatives, namely, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, sorbic acid and cinnamic acid. The adsorbent was synthesized by the copolymerization of 1-ally-3-vinylimidazolium chloride (AV) and divinylbenzene (DVB) in the presence of a porogen solvent containing 1-propanol and 1,4-butanediol. The effect of the content of monomer and the porogen solvent in the polymerization mixture on the extraction performance was investigated thoroughly. The adsorbent was characterized by infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy and mercury intrusion porosimetry. To obtain the optimal extraction conditions of SCSE/AVDVB for target analytes, key parameters including desorption solvent, adsorption and desorption time, ionic strength and pH value in sample matrix were studied in detail. The results showed that under the optimized conditions, the SCSE/AVDVB could extract the preservatives effectively through multiply interactions. At the same time, a simple and sensitive method by combining SCSE/AVDVB and high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection was developed for the simultaneous analysis of the target preservatives in orange juices and tea drinks. Low limits of detection (S/N = 3) and quantification limits (S/N = 10) of the proposed method for the target analytes were achieved within the range of 0.012-0.23 μg/L and 0.039-0.42 μg/L, respectively. The precision of the proposed method was evaluated in terms of intra- and inter-assay variability calculated as relative standard deviation (RSD), and it was found that the values were all below 10%. Finally, the proposed method was used to detect preservatives in different orange juice and tea drink samples successfully. The recoveries were in the range of 71.9-116%, and the RSDs were below 10% in the all cases. PMID:27016436

  11. Anion exchangers with branched functional ion exchange layers of different hydrophilicity for ion chromatography.

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    Shchukina, O I; Zatirakha, A V; Smolenkov, A D; Nesterenko, P N; Shpigun, O A

    2015-08-21

    Novel polystyrene-divinylbenzene (PS-DVB) based anion exchangers differing from each other in the structure of the branched functional ion exchange layer are prepared to investigate the role of linker and functional site on ion exchange selectivity. The proposed method of synthesis includes the obtaining of aminated PS-DVB particles by means of their acylation with following reductive amination with methylamine. Further modification of the obtained secondary aminogroups is provided by the alkylation with either 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (1,4-BDDGE) or resorcinol diglycidyl ether (RDGE), which form the linkers of different hydrophobicity, and amination of terminal epoxide rings with trimethylamine (TMA), dimethylethanolamine (DMEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) or triethanolamine (TEA). The variation of the structure and hydrophobicity of the linker and terminal quaternary ammonium sites in the functional layer allows the alteration of selectivity and separation efficiency of the obtained adsorbents. The ion exchange selectivity and separation efficiency of the anion exchangers are evaluated using the model mixtures of anions (F(-), HCOO(-), Cl(-), NO2(-), Br(-), NO3(-), HPO4(2-) and SO4(2-)) in potassium hydroxide eluents. The adsorbents show the decrease of selectivity with increasing the hydrophilicity of the terminal functional site. The anion exchangers having more flexible and hydrophilic 1,4-BDDGE linker provide smaller separation factors for most of the analytes as compared with RDGE-containing adsorbents with the same terminal ion exchange sites, but are characterized with higher column efficiencies and better peak symmetry for polarizable anions. In case of 1,4-BDDGE-modified anion exchangers of the particle size of 3.3μm functionalized with DMEA and MDEA the calculated values of column efficiencies for polarizable NO3(-) and Br(-) are up to 49,000 and 53,000N/m, respectively, which is almost twice higher than the values obtained for the RDGE

  12. Metabolic characterization of Palatinate German white wines according to sensory attributes, varieties, and vintages using NMR spectroscopy and multivariate data analyses

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    Ali, Kashif; Maltese, Federica [Leiden University, Division of Pharmacognosy, Section Metabolomics, Institute of Biology (Netherlands); Toepfer, Reinhard [Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof, Julius Kuehn Institute (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (Germany); Choi, Young Hae, E-mail: y.choi@chem.leidenuniv.nl; Verpoorte, Robert [Leiden University, Division of Pharmacognosy, Section Metabolomics, Institute of Biology (Netherlands)

    2011-04-15

    {sup 1}H NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) has been used for metabolomic analysis of 'Riesling' and 'Mueller-Thurgau' white wines from the German Palatinate region. Diverse two-dimensional NMR techniques have been applied for the identification of metabolites, including phenolics. It is shown that sensory analysis correlates with NMR-based metabolic profiles of wine. {sup 1}H NMR data in combination with multivariate data analysis methods, like principal component analysis (PCA), partial least squares projections to latent structures (PLS), and bidirectional orthogonal projections to latent structures (O2PLS) analysis, were employed in an attempt to identify the metabolites responsible for the taste of wine, using a non-targeted approach. The high quality wines were characterized by elevated levels of compounds like proline, 2,3-butanediol, malate, quercetin, and catechin. Characterization of wine based on type and vintage was also done using orthogonal projections to latent structures (OPLS) analysis. 'Riesling' wines were characterized by higher levels of catechin, caftarate, valine, proline, malate, and citrate whereas compounds like quercetin, resveratrol, gallate, leucine, threonine, succinate, and lactate, were found discriminating for 'Mueller-Thurgau'. The wines from 2006 vintage were dominated by leucine, phenylalanine, citrate, malate, and phenolics, while valine, proline, alanine, and succinate were predominantly present in the 2007 vintage. Based on these results, it can be postulated the NMR-based metabolomics offers an easy and comprehensive analysis of wine and in combination with multivariate data analyses can be used to investigate the source of the wines and to predict certain sensory aspects of wine.

  13. Metabolic characterization of Palatinate German white wines according to sensory attributes, varieties, and vintages using NMR spectroscopy and multivariate data analyses

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    1H NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) has been used for metabolomic analysis of ‘Riesling’ and ‘Mueller-Thurgau’ white wines from the German Palatinate region. Diverse two-dimensional NMR techniques have been applied for the identification of metabolites, including phenolics. It is shown that sensory analysis correlates with NMR-based metabolic profiles of wine. 1H NMR data in combination with multivariate data analysis methods, like principal component analysis (PCA), partial least squares projections to latent structures (PLS), and bidirectional orthogonal projections to latent structures (O2PLS) analysis, were employed in an attempt to identify the metabolites responsible for the taste of wine, using a non-targeted approach. The high quality wines were characterized by elevated levels of compounds like proline, 2,3-butanediol, malate, quercetin, and catechin. Characterization of wine based on type and vintage was also done using orthogonal projections to latent structures (OPLS) analysis. ‘Riesling’ wines were characterized by higher levels of catechin, caftarate, valine, proline, malate, and citrate whereas compounds like quercetin, resveratrol, gallate, leucine, threonine, succinate, and lactate, were found discriminating for ‘Mueller-Thurgau’. The wines from 2006 vintage were dominated by leucine, phenylalanine, citrate, malate, and phenolics, while valine, proline, alanine, and succinate were predominantly present in the 2007 vintage. Based on these results, it can be postulated the NMR-based metabolomics offers an easy and comprehensive analysis of wine and in combination with multivariate data analyses can be used to investigate the source of the wines and to predict certain sensory aspects of wine.

  14. Selecting ethanol as a model organic solvent in radiation chemistry--3. Radiolysis of glycyrrhetinic acid (GL)-ethanol system and structure modification of GL by γ radiation method

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    CH3CHOH, H·, esolv- are the main active radicals in the ethanol system irradiated by γ-ray without the presence of oxygen. In this study, GL ethanolic solution saturated with nitrogen was γ-irradiated, the radiolytic products were isolated by HPLC and the molecular structure was determined with UV, IR, MS spectra and elementary analysis methods. In this system GL reacts with H· and CH3CHOH radicals. CH3CHOH adds to the C-C double bond of GL, then the formed radicals disproportionate to the final products RP1 (olean 29-oic acid,3-hydroxy-11-oxo-12-ethoxyl-13-hydro-,(3β, 20β)-) and RP3. H· reacts with GL in the similar way. The rate constant of H· reacting with GL was obtained as kGL+H·=2.0x1010 dm3 mol-1 s-1. The rate constant of CH3CHOH reacting with GL was calculated as result of (1.2±0.1)x104 dm3 mol-1 s-1 by using steady state method and by using the numerical quadrature method with computer. G(-GL), G(H2 ), G(2,3-butanediol), G(CH3CHO) and G values of the radiolytic products of ethanolic solution with different GL concentration were measured. A material balance was obtained. Results show that the active site of a GL molecule is the C-C double bond. The radiation chemistry technique can be used to modify the structure of glycyrrhetinic acid

  15. Effects of Ensiling Fermentation and Aerobic Deterioration on the Bacterial Community in Italian Ryegrass, Guinea Grass, and Whole-crop Maize Silages Stored at High Moisture Content

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    Li, Yanbing; Nishino, Naoki

    2013-01-01

    The effects of storage period and aerobic deterioration on the bacterial community were examined in Italian ryegrass (IR), guinea grass (GG), and whole-crop maize (WM) silages. Direct-cut forages were stored in a laboratory silo for 3, 7, 14, 28, 56, and 120 d without any additives; live counts, content of fermentation products, and characteristics of the bacterial community were determined. 2,3-Butanediol, acetic acid, and lactic acid were the dominant fermentation products in the IR, GG, and WM silages, respectively. The acetic acid content increased as a result of prolonged ensiling, regardless of the type of silage crop, and the changes were distinctively visible from the beginning of GG ensiling. Pantoea agglomerans, Rahnella aquatilis, and Enterobacter sp. were the major bacteria in the IR silage, indicating that alcoholic fermentation may be due to the activity of enterobacteria. Staphylococcus sciuri and Bacillus pumilus were detected when IR silage was spoiled, whereas between aerobically stable and unstable silages, no differences were seen in the bacterial community at silo opening. Lactococcus lactis was a representative bacterium, although acetic acid was the major fermentation product in the GG silage. Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus brevis, and Morganella morganii were suggested to be associated with the increase in acetic acid due to prolonged storage. Enterobacter cloacae appeared when the GG silage was spoiled. In the WM silage, no distinctive changes due to prolonged ensiling were seen in the bacterial community. Throughout the ensiling, Weissella paramesenteroides, Weissella confusa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae were present in addition to L. plantarum, L. brevis, and L. lactis. Upon deterioration, Acetobacter pasteurianus, Klebsiella variicola, Enterobacter hormaechei, and Bacillus gibsonii were detected. These results demonstrate the diverse bacterial community that evolves during ensiling and aerobic spoilage of IR, GG, and WM silages

  16. Chemical and enzymatic catalytic routes to polyesters and oligopeptides biobased materials

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    Zhu, Jianhui

    My Ph.D research focuses on the synthesis and property studies of different biobased materials, including polyesters, polyurethanes and oligopeptides. The first study describes the synthesis, crystal structure and physico-mechanical properties of a bio-based polyester prepared from 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and 1,4-butanediol. Melt-polycondensation experiments were conducted by a two-stage polymerization using titanium tetraisopropoxide (Ti[OiPr] 4) as catalyst. Polymerization conditions (catalyst concentration, reaction time and 2nd stage reaction temperature) were varied to optimize poly(butylene furan dicarboxylate), PBF, molecular weight. A series of PBFs with different Mw were characterized by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA), X-Ray diffraction and tensile testing. Influence of molecular weight and melting/crystallization enthalpy on PBF material tensile properties was explored. Cold-drawing tensile tests at room temperature for PBF with Mw 16K to 27K showed a brittle-to-ductile transition. When Mw reaches 38K, the Young's Modulus of PBF remains above 900 MPa, and the elongation at break increases to above 1000%. The mechanical properties, thermal properties and crystal structures of PBF were similar to petroleum derived poly(butylenes terephthalate), PBT. Fiber diagrams of uniaxially stretched PBF films were collected, indexed, and the unit cell was determined as triclinic (a=4.78(3) A, b=6.03(5) A, c=12.3(1) A, alpha=110.1(2)°, beta=121.1(3)°, gamma=100.6(2)°). A crystal structure was derived from this data and final atomic coordinates are reported. We concluded that there is a close similarity of the PBF structure to PBT alpha- and beta-forms. In the second study, a biobased long chain polyester polyol (PC14-OH) was synthesized from o-hydroxytetradecanoic acid (o-HOC14) and 1,4-butanediol. The first section about polyester polyurethanes describes the synthesis

  17. Curing Temperature on Performance of Low Viscosity Epoxy%低黏度环氧树脂高温固化的性能影响

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    刘魁; 卢敏; 冯学斌; 唐先贺

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, curing performance of low viscosity epoxy resin used in wind power blades at temperatures of 70 ℃, 90 ℃ and 110 ℃ was studied. Analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry showed that low viscosity epoxy resin was mainly made up with bisphenol A epoxy resin and 1, 4-butanediol diglycidyl, and curing agent was polyamine-based. Analysis of 3 group samples at 70 ℃, 90℃ and 110 ℃ by infrared spectroscopy showed that the content of ether linkage which played a role in cured cross-linked network decreased with the increase of curing temperature, while the content of carbonyl and methylene increasing , These were described in the curing temperature range of curing temperature polymer crosslinking degree of downward trend. Property test on the sample of casting body of epoxy and fiberglass mechanical showed that when curing temperature rose from 70 ℃ to 110 ℃ , the sample's mechanical properties got weaker.%研究了风电叶片用低黏度环氧树脂在70℃、90℃和110℃固化温度下固化物的性能变化.气相色谱-质谱分析低黏度环氧树脂主要由双酚A环氧树脂和1,4-丁二醇二缩水甘油醚组成,固化剂为多元胺的成分,再通过红外光谱对70℃、90℃和110℃3组样件进行分析,结果显示,随着固化温度升高,固化物中起到体型网络交联的醚键的含量呈下降趋势,同时羰基和亚甲基含量增加,这些都说明在此固化温度区间内,固化温度升高,高分子的交联度呈下降趋势.对环氧浇铸体和玻璃钢样件的力学性能测试显示,从70℃到110℃固化温度升高样件的各项力学性能呈下降趋势.

  18. Hyperproduction of poly(4-hydroxybutyrate from glucose by recombinant Escherichia coli

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    Zhou Xiao-Yun

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Poly(4-hydroxybutyrate [poly(4HB] is a strong thermoplastic biomaterial with remarkable mechanical properties, biocompatibility and biodegradability. However, it is generally synthesized when 4-hydroxybutyrate (4HB structurally related substrates such as γ-butyrolactone, 4-hydroxybutyrate or 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD are provided as precursor which are much more expensive than glucose. At present, high production cost is a big obstacle for large scale production of poly(4HB. Results Recombinant Escherichia coli strain was constructed to achieve hyperproduction of poly(4-hydroxybutyrate [poly(4HB] using glucose as a sole carbon source. An engineering pathway was established in E. coli containing genes encoding succinate degradation of Clostridium kluyveri and PHB synthase of Ralstonia eutropha. Native succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase genes sad and gabD in E. coli were both inactivated to enhance the carbon flux to poly(4HB biosynthesis. Four PHA binding proteins (PhaP or phasins including PhaP1, PhaP2, PhaP3 and PhaP4 from R. eutropha were heterologously expressed in the recombinant E. coli, respectively, leading to different levels of improvement in poly(4HB production. Among them PhaP1 exhibited the highest capability for enhanced polymer synthesis. The recombinant E. coli produced 5.5 g L-1 cell dry weight containing 35.4% poly(4HB using glucose as a sole carbon source in a 48 h shake flask growth. In a 6-L fermentor study, 11.5 g L-1 cell dry weight containing 68.2% poly(4HB was obtained after 52 h of cultivation. This was the highest poly(4HB yield using glucose as a sole carbon source reported so far. Poly(4HB was structurally confirmed by gas chromatographic (GC as well as 1H and 13C NMR studies. Conclusions Significant level of poly(4HB biosynthesis from glucose can be achieved in sad and gabD genes deficient strain of E. coli JM109 harboring an engineering pathway encoding succinate degradation genes and PHB

  19. Comparative genomic analysis of single-molecule sequencing and hybrid approaches for finishing the Clostridium autoethanogenum JA1-1 strain DSM 10061 genome

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    Brown, Steven D [ORNL; Nagaraju, Shilpa [LanzaTech; Utturkar, Sagar M [ORNL; De Tissera, Sashini [LanzaTech; Segovia, Simón [LanzaTech; Mitchell, Wayne [LanzaTech; Land, Miriam L [ORNL; Dassanayake, Asela [LanzaTech; Köpke, Michael [LanzaTech

    2014-01-01

    Background Clostridium autoethanogenum strain JA1-1 (DSM 10061) is an acetogen capable of fermenting CO, CO2 and H2 (e.g. from syngas or waste gases) into biofuel ethanol and commodity chemicals such as 2,3-butanediol. A draft genome sequence consisting of 100 contigs has been published. Results A closed, high-quality genome sequence for C. autoethanogenum DSM10061 was generated using only the latest single-molecule DNA sequencing technology and without the need for manual finishing. It is assigned to the most complex genome classification based upon genome features such as repeats, prophage, nine copies of the rRNA gene operons. It has a low G + C content of 31.1%. Illumina, 454, Illumina/454 hybrid assemblies were generated and then compared to the draft and PacBio assemblies using summary statistics, CGAL, QUAST and REAPR bioinformatics tools and comparative genomic approaches. Assemblies based upon shorter read DNA technologies were confounded by the large number repeats and their size, which in the case of the rRNA gene operons were ~5 kb. CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Paloindromic Repeats) systems among biotechnologically relevant Clostridia were classified and related to plasmid content and prophages. Potential associations between plasmid content and CRISPR systems may have implications for historical industrial scale Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation failures and future large scale bacterial fermentations. While C. autoethanogenum contains an active CRISPR system, no such system is present in the closely related Clostridium ljungdahlii DSM 13528. A common prophage inserted into the Arg-tRNA shared between the strains suggests a common ancestor. However, C. ljungdahlii contains several additional putative prophages and it has more than double the amount of prophage DNA compared to C. autoethanogenum. Other differences include important metabolic genes for central metabolism (as an additional hydrogenase and the absence of a

  20. Evaluating the potential of poly(beta-amino ester nanoparticles for reprogramming human fibroblasts to become induced pluripotent stem cells

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Nupura S Bhise,1,* Karl J Wahlin,2,* Donald J Zack,2–4 Jordan J Green1,21Department of Biomedical Engineering, Translational Tissue Engineering Center, and Institute for Nanobiotechnology, 2Department of Ophthalmology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 3Solomon H Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Institute of Genetic Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA; 4Institut de la Vision, Paris, France*These authors contributed equally to this workBackground: Gene delivery can potentially be used as a therapeutic for treating genetic diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, as well as an enabling technology for regenerative medicine. A central challenge in many gene delivery applications is having a safe and effective delivery method. We evaluated the use of a biodegradable poly(beta-amino ester nanoparticle-based nonviral protocol and compared this with an electroporation-based approach to deliver episomal plasmids encoding reprogramming factors for generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs from human fibroblasts.Methods: A polymer library was screened to identify the polymers most promising for gene delivery to human fibroblasts. Feeder-independent culturing protocols were developed for nanoparticle-based and electroporation-based reprogramming. The cells reprogrammed by both polymeric nanoparticle-based and electroporation-based nonviral methods were characterized by analysis of pluripotency markers and karyotypic stability. The hiPSC-like cells were further differentiated toward the neural lineage to test their potential for neurodegenerative retinal disease modeling.Results: 1-(3-aminopropyl-4-methylpiperazine end-terminated poly(1,4-butanediol diacrylate-co-4-amino-1-butanol polymer (B4S4E7 self-assembled with plasmid DNA to form nanoparticles that were more effective than leading commercially available

  1. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics and characterization of biodegradable poly(butylene succinate-co-neopentyl glycol succinate) copolyesters

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    Xie, Wen-Jie; Zhou, Xiao-Ming, E-mail: xiaomingzhou@tust.edu.cn

    2015-01-01

    Both biodegradable aliphatic neat poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(butylene succinate-co-neopentyl glycol succinate) (P(BS-co-NPGS)) copolyesters with different 1,4-butanediol/neopentyl glycol ratios were synthesized through a two-step process of transesterification and polycondensation using stannous chloride and 4-Methylbenzenesulfonic acid as the co-catalysts. The structure, non-isothermal crystallization behavior, crystalline morphology and crystal structure of neat PBS and P(BS-co-NPGS) copolyesters were characterized by {sup 1}H NMR, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), polarized optical microscope (POM) and wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD), respectively. The Avrami equation modified by Jeziorny and Mo's method was employed to describe the non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of the neat PBS and its copolyesters. The modified Avrami equation could adequately describe the primary stage of non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of the neat PBS and its copolyesters. Mo's method provided a fairly satisfactory description of the non-isothermal crystallization of neat PBS and its copolyesters. Interestingly, the values of 1/t{sub 1/2}, Z{sub c} and F(T) obtained by the modified Avrami equation and Mo's method analysis indicated that the crystallization rate increased first and then decreased with an increase of NPGS content compared that of neat PBS, whereas the crystallization mechanism almost kept unchanged. The results of tensile testing showed that the ductility of PBS was largely improved by incorporating NPGS units. The elongation at break increased remarkably with increasing NPGS content. In particular, the sample with 20% NPGS content showed around 548% elongation at break. - Highlights: • The incorporation of NPGS units reduced the spherulite size of BS unit. • The existence of NPGS units did not change the crystal structure of BS unit. • The NPGS units incorporated in PBS could significantly improve the ductility of

  2. Analysis of volatile compounds of salty spice powder on sufu%一种腐乳咸味香料粉挥发性成分分析

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    陈蓉; 劳文艳

    2013-01-01

    对一种自然发酵腐乳制成的腐乳粉进行挥发性成分分析,运用固相微萃取结合气—质联用技术,鉴定出其中主要挥发性风味物质共68种,包括醇类4种,酸类5种,酚类2种,酮类2种,酯类25种,烷烃类16种,杂环化合物14种.酯类物质在数量上最多,同时也是腐乳粉风味产生的主体物质.乙酸、2,3-丁二醇、丙二醇、三甲基吡嗪、亚油酸乙酯、2,3,5,6-四甲基吡嗪、油酸乙酯在检出的物质中含量较大,分别为30.22%,15.7%,5.25%,2.94%,2.71%,2.37%,1.96%,它们对腐乳粉风味的形成具有一定的贡献,多种香气成分的存在共同构成了腐乳粉独特的风味.%The article analyze volatile organic compounds of a sufu powder which made by traditional fermentation sufu adopting SPME extraction combined with GC-MS, using technology of searching literature to determine the relative content of its components by area normalization method, 68 species (seven categories) volatile flavor compounds of sufu powder were identified, these flavor compounds include alcohols(4), acids(5) , phenols(2), ketones(2), esters(25), Alkanes(16) and heterocyclics ( 14). The content of esters is the most, and esters constitute the main profile of the characteristic of sufu powder. The content of ingredients such as ethanoic acid, 2,3-butanediol, propylene glycol, trimethylpyrazine, linoleic acid ethyl ester, 2,3,5,6 - tetramethylpyrazine, ethyl oleate were higher in sufu powder, and were 30. 22%, 15. 7%, 5. 25%, 2.94%, 2.71%, 2. 37% and 1. 96% ,respectively, play a certain contribution to flavor formation of sufu powder,the existence of various flavour compounds collectively constitute the unique flavor of sufu powder.

  3. Synthesis and characterization of polyester copolymers based on poly(butylene succinate) and poly(ethylene glycol)

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    Zhou, Xiao-Ming, E-mail: xiaomingzhou@tust.edu.cn

    2012-12-01

    A series of polyester copolymers was synthesized from 1,4-succinic acid with 1,4-butanediol and poly(ethylene glycol) through a two-step process of esterification and polycondensation in this article. The composition and physical properties of copolyesters were investigated via GPC, {sup 1}HNMR, DSC and PLM. The copolymer composition was in good agreement with that expected from the feed composition of the reactants. The melting temperature (T{sub m}), crystallization temperature (T{sub c}), and crystallinity (X{sub c}) of these copolyesters decreased gradually as the content of PEG unit increased. Otherwise, experimental results also showed that the contents of PEG in copolymers had an effect on the molecular weight, distribution, thermal properties, hydrolysis degradation properties, and crystalline morphology of polyester copolymers. - Graphical abstract: The composition of polyester copolymer was determined from the {sup 1}H NMR spectra using the relative intensities of the proton peaks. As a sample, the {sup 1}H NMR spectrum of polyester copolymer with 10 mol% of PEG is shown in Fig. 2: CO-(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}-CO; O-CH{sub 2}- and C-(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}-C from the SA and BD unit at {delta}2.59; {delta} 4.08 and {delta}1.67; O-(CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}){sub n}-O from the PEG unit at {delta} 3.61. The molar composition of polyester copolymer was measured as the area ratio of {delta}3.61/({delta}4.08 + {delta}1.67) peak. The PEG unit is incorporated into the copolymers in an amount of about 9.12mol% less than that of the feed proportion. These results showed that the composition of the copolymers is in good agreement with that expected from the feed proportion. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The introduction of PEG unit changed the flexibility of PBS main chain. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PEG unit did not alter the crystal form of PBS in copolymers. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PEG unit hindered the formation of ring-banded spherulite morphology in copolymers

  4. A hydrophilic polyurethane material with good blood compatibility%一种血液相容性良好的亲水性聚氨酯材料

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    鲁金; 周慧娟; 史惠婷; 钱羽锋; 贺春丽; 梁存霞; 李利

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: When polyurethane materials are in contacwith living organisms, they can cause adverse biological reasons,for example, forming thrombus and inflammation.OBJECTIVE: To improve the hydrophilioity of polyurethane materials through a mixture of hydrophilic softs egments so as toobtain a polyurethane material with better anticoagulant properties.METHODS: Polyurethane films were synthesized with polvtetrahydr ofuran and polyethylene glycol as mixed s oft segments,4, 4'-diphenylmethane diisooyanate as the hard segment, and then in the chain extender I, 4-butanediol and the catalystdibutyltin dilaurate conditions to obtain a series of polyurethane materials.RESULTSAND CONCLUSION: The results showed that hydrophilic and blood compatibility properties of polyurethane filmswere enhanced, with the increase of the content of polyethylene glycol.%背景:当聚氨酯材料与活体组织相接触时,会导致一些不良反应,诸如血栓形成和炎症反应.目的:通过混合亲水性软段来改善聚氨酯材料的亲水性,从而制得抗凝血性能较好的聚氨酯材料.方法:以聚四氢呋喃、聚乙二醇作为混合软段,4,4'-二苯基甲烷二异氰酸酯为硬段,然后在扩链剂1,4-丁二醇以及催化剂二丁基二月桂酸锡的条件下以预聚法合成一系列聚氨酯材料.结果与结论:增加聚乙二醇的含量,聚氨酯材料的亲水性提高.软段中含有聚乙二醇的聚氨酯材料依然能够保持聚氨酯材料优良的机械性能,血小板黏附较少,抗凝血性较好.提示通过在聚氨酯合成原料的软段中添加聚乙二醇,可以提高聚氨酯材料的亲水性和血液相容性.

  5. Biodegradability of unsaturated aliphatic polyesters prepared from fumaric acid%以反丁烯二酸合成的不饱和脂肪族聚酯的生物降解性研究

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    杨群; 陆大年; 崔进

    2013-01-01

    Unsaturated aliphatic polyesters and copolyesters were prepared from fumaric acid (FA) , dieth-ylene glycol (DEG) and 1,4-butanediol (BD) by melt poly condensation method. Enzymatic degradation was performed at 37 ℃ in phosphate buffer solution with porcine pancreas lipase, effect of structures, compositions and cross-linking degrees of carbon-carbon double bonds of polyesters on the biodegradability were discussed. The results indicated that, as the C=C double bond introduced into the backbone of solid polyesters, Tm value and crystallinity increased. The degradability of aliphatic polyesters by lipases depended strongly on their Tm values and crystallinity, the higher the Tm and crystallinity, the lower the degradability . The result also indicated that the thermal properties ( Tm value and - △Hm value) and crystallinity of polyesters increased after partially enzymatic degradation, the biodegradation of unsaturated aliphatic polyester became smaller after cross-linked, and the higher the cross-linking degree, the smaller the biodegradation.%以反丁烯二酸、一缩二乙二醇和1,4-丁二醇为原料,采用熔融缩聚法合成了不饱和脂肪族聚酯和共聚酯,在37℃下,用含有脂肪酶的磷酸缓冲溶液对聚酯的生物降解性进行了研究,讨论了聚酯结构、组成及C=C双键的交联度对生物降解性的影响.结果表明,对于粘稠液体状的聚酯,C=C双键的引入,没有明显的改变其生物降解性;对于固体状的聚酯,C=C双键引入后,熔点(Tm)和结晶度增加;聚酯部分降解后,其热力学性能(Tm、-△Hm)和结晶度都升高;对于交联后的聚酯,交联度越高,生物降解性越差.

  6. Synthesis and characterization of polyester copolymers based on poly(butylene succinate) and poly(ethylene glycol)

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    A series of polyester copolymers was synthesized from 1,4-succinic acid with 1,4-butanediol and poly(ethylene glycol) through a two-step process of esterification and polycondensation in this article. The composition and physical properties of copolyesters were investigated via GPC, 1HNMR, DSC and PLM. The copolymer composition was in good agreement with that expected from the feed composition of the reactants. The melting temperature (Tm), crystallization temperature (Tc), and crystallinity (Xc) of these copolyesters decreased gradually as the content of PEG unit increased. Otherwise, experimental results also showed that the contents of PEG in copolymers had an effect on the molecular weight, distribution, thermal properties, hydrolysis degradation properties, and crystalline morphology of polyester copolymers. - Graphical abstract: The composition of polyester copolymer was determined from the 1H NMR spectra using the relative intensities of the proton peaks. As a sample, the 1H NMR spectrum of polyester copolymer with 10 mol% of PEG is shown in Fig. 2: CO-(CH2)2-CO; O-CH2- and C-(CH2)2-C from the SA and BD unit at δ2.59; δ 4.08 and δ1.67; O-(CH2CH2)n-O from the PEG unit at δ 3.61. The molar composition of polyester copolymer was measured as the area ratio of δ3.61/(δ4.08 + δ1.67) peak. The PEG unit is incorporated into the copolymers in an amount of about 9.12mol% less than that of the feed proportion. These results showed that the composition of the copolymers is in good agreement with that expected from the feed proportion. Highlights: ► The introduction of PEG unit changed the flexibility of PBS main chain. ► PEG unit did not alter the crystal form of PBS in copolymers. ► PEG unit hindered the formation of ring-banded spherulite morphology in copolymers. ► The copolyesters had good in vitro degradation performance. ► The composition ratio of PEG unit can adjust the in vitro degradation performance.

  7. Degradation Mechanism of Poly(Ether-Urethane) Estane Induced by High Energy Radiation (III) : Radiolytic Gases and Water Soluble Products

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    Within the framework of nuclear waste management, there is interest in the prediction of long-term behaviour of organic materials subjected to high energy radiation. Once organic waste has been stored, gases and low molecular products might be generated from materials irradiated by radionuclides. Long-term behaviour of organic material in nuclear waste has several common concerns with radiation ageing of polymers. But a more detailed description of the chemical evolution is needed for nuclear waste management. In a first approach, an extensive work on radiation ageing is used to identify the different processes encountered during the degradation of a polyurethane, including oxidation dose rate-effects and influence of dose on the oxidation mechanism. In a second approach, a study is performed to identify and quantify gases and possible production of water soluble chemical complexing agents which might enhance radionuclides migration away from the repository. In this work, we present results concerning the production of radiolytic gases and the formation of water soluble oligomers reached with leaching tests Films were made from a poly(ether-urethane) synthesized from methylene bis(p-phenyl isocyanate) (MDI) and poly(tetramethylene glycol) (PTMG) with 1,4 butanediol (BD) and were irradiated by high-energy electron beam to cover a wide doses range and by γ rays to determine the formation/consumption yields of gases. They were measured by mass spectrometry and gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The migration of water soluble oligomers in water was reached by measuring the weight loss versus leaching time. The identification of oligomers was performed by using a mass spectrometry with an electrospray ionisation interface (ESI-MS-MS). The analysis of radiolytic gases indicates the formation of H2, CO2 and CO with respective radiolytic yields of 1, 0.5 and 0.3 molecule/100 eV. The consumption of O2 is evaluated to 6 molecules/100 eV. For absorbed doses higher

  8. 端羟基聚乳酸低聚物的制备与性能研究%Preparation and Properties of Hydroxyl Terminated Polylactic Acid Oligomer

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    张苗苗; 常军; 杨超; 张恒; 许贺

    2015-01-01

    以左旋乳酸和1,4-丁二醇为原料,氯化亚锡(SnCl2・2H2O)和辛酸亚锡(Sn(OCT)2)为催化剂通过熔融缩聚法合成端羟基聚乳酸(HO-PLLA-OH)。熔融缩聚反应工艺条件为:0.1%SnCl2・2H2O(mol%)和0.1%Sn(OCt)2(mol%),聚合温度控制在180℃,反应时间为10 h,并采用红外光谱(IR)、核磁共振谱(1H-NMR),测得产物黏均分子量(Mη)为9528,差示扫描热分析( DSC)等手段对聚合物的热性能进行了研究。低聚物在缓冲液中20天失重率为43.1%。%L-lactic acid and 1,4-butanediol were used to synthesize hydroxyl terminated PLLA( HO-PLLA-OH) by melt polycondensation with stannous chloride and stannous octoate as catalyst.The polymerization conditions was attributed as follows:the dose of SnCl2・ 2H2 O and Sn(OCT)2 reached 0.1%, polymerization temperature was 180℃, polymerization time was 10 h.The synthesized HO-PLLA-OH was detected by infrared spectroscopy ( IR) and proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H-NMR).The viscosity-average molecular weight was exceeded 9528 detected by ubbelohde viscometer, and the thermal perproty was investigated by differential scanning calorimeter(DSC).Weight loss of HO-PLLA-OH was 43.1%in 20 days.

  9. Development of Microorganisms with Improved Transport and Biosurfactant Activity for Enhanced Oil Recovery

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    M.J. McInerney; K.E. Duncan; N. Youssef; T. Fincher; S.K. Maudgalya; M.J. Folmsbee; R. Knapp; Randy R. Simpson; N.Ravi; D. Nagle

    2005-08-15

    The project had three objectives: (1) to develop microbial strains with improved biosurfactant properties that use cost-effective nutrients, (2) to obtain biosurfactant strains with improved transport properties through sandstones, and (3) to determine the empirical relationship between surfactant concentration and interfacial tension and whether in situ reactions kinetics and biosurfactant concentration meets appropriate engineering design criteria. Here, we show that a lipopeptide biosurfactant produced by Bacillus mojavensis strain JF-2 mobilized substantial amounts of residual hydrocarbon from sand-packed columns and Berea sandstone cores when a viscosifying agent and a low molecular weight alcohol were present. The amount of residual hydrocarbon mobilized depended on the biosurfactant concentration. Tertiary oil recovery experiments showed that 10 to 40 mg/l of JF-2 biosurfactant in the presence of 0.1 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1 g/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PHPA) recovered 10-40% of residual oil from Berea sandstone cores. Even low biosurfactant concentrations (16 mg/l) mobilized substantial amounts of residual hydrocarbon (29%). The bio-surfactant lowered IFT by nearly 2 orders of magnitude compared to typical IFT values of 28-29 mN/m. Increasing the salinity increased the IFT with or without 2,3-butanediol present. The lowest interfacial tension observed was 0.1 mN/m. A mathematical model that relates oil recovery to biosurfactant concentration was modified to include the stepwise changes in IFT as biosurfactant concentrations changes. This model adequately predicted the experimentally observed changes in IFT as a function of biosurfactant concentration. Theses data show that lipopeptide biosurfactant systems may be effective in removing hydrocarbon contamination sources in soils and aquifers and for the recovery of entrapped oil from low production oil reservoirs. Diverse microorganisms were screened for biosurfactant production and anaerobic

  10. Study on moderate temperature curing epoxy resin with low viscosity%低粘度中温固化环氧树脂基体的研究

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    苏曹宁; 任明伟; 何琪; 范广宏; 陈蕴博

    2012-01-01

    采用环氧树脂E-51,稀释剂1,4-丁二醇二缩水甘油醚(622)和四氢邻苯二甲酸二缩水甘油酯(711),固化剂3-氨甲基-3,5,5-三甲基环己基胺(固化剂A)和仪-(2-氨甲基乙基)-w-(2-氨甲基乙氧基)聚[氧(甲基-1,2-亚乙基)](固化剂B)制备了4种环氧体系,通过粘度和力学性能测试及示差扫描量热分析对其加工性能、固化特性、耐热性及拉伸性能进行了研究。结果表明,当E-51,711,固化剂A和B的质量配比为95:5:12.05:17.10时,环氧体系综合性能最佳,30℃下初始粘度为0.4Pa·S,适用期为40min,固化后的拉伸强度为70MPa,断裂伸长率为6.1%,可用于湿法缠绕成型或液体模塑成型。%The four epoxy systems were prepared by using epoxy resin (E -51 ), diluent 1, 4 -butanediol diglyeidyl ether (622) or tetrahydrophthalie diglyeidyl ester (711) and curing agent 3 - aminomethyl - 3, 5, 5 - trimethylcyclohexylamine ( curing agent A) and alpha - ( 2 - Aminomethylethyl) - omega - ( 2 - aminomethylethoxy) - poly ( oxy ( methyl - 1, 2 - ethandiyl) ) ( curing agent B). The processing properties, curing characteristics, therreal properties and tensile properties of the four epoxy resins were investigated by the testings of viscosity and men- chanical property and DSC. The results showed that the system with the mass ratio of E -51, 711, curing agent A and B 95 : 5 : 12.05 : 17.10 had the best comprehensive properties. The initial viscosity and pot life of the system at 30 ℃ was 0. 4 Pa. s and 40 min, respectively. Tensile strength was 70 MPa and elongation at break was 6. 1%.The system could be used for wet winding or liquid molding molding.

  11. Evolution of the metabolic and regulatory networks associated with oxygen availability in two phytopathogenic enterobacteria

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dickeya dadantii and Pectobacterium atrosepticum are phytopathogenic enterobacteria capable of facultative anaerobic growth in a wide range of O2 concentrations found in plant and natural environments. The transcriptional response to O2 remains under-explored for these and other phytopathogenic enterobacteria although it has been well characterized for animal-associated genera including Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica. Knowledge of the extent of conservation of the transcriptional response across orthologous genes in more distantly related species is useful to identify rates and patterns of regulon evolution. Evolutionary events such as loss and acquisition of genes by lateral transfer events along each evolutionary branch results in lineage-specific genes, some of which may have been subsequently incorporated into the O2-responsive stimulon. Here we present a comparison of transcriptional profiles measured using densely tiled oligonucleotide arrays for two phytopathogens, Dickeya dadantii 3937 and Pectobacterium atrosepticum SCRI1043, grown to mid-log phase in MOPS minimal medium (0.1% glucose with and without O2. Results More than 7% of the genes of each phytopathogen are differentially expressed with greater than 3-fold changes under anaerobic conditions. In addition to anaerobic metabolism genes, the O2 responsive stimulon includes a variety of virulence and pathogenicity-genes. Few of these genes overlap with orthologous genes in the anaerobic stimulon of E. coli. We define these as the conserved core, in which the transcriptional pattern as well as genetic architecture are well preserved. This conserved core includes previously described anaerobic metabolic pathways such as fermentation. Other components of the anaerobic stimulon show variation in genetic content, genome architecture and regulation. Notably formate metabolism, nitrate/nitrite metabolism, and fermentative butanediol production, differ between E

  12. Síntese e caracterização de poliuretanos segmentados contendo blocos de peso molecular controlado: parte 1 preparação e caracterização dos materiais Synthesis and characterization of segmented polyurethanes containing blocks of controlled molecular weight: 1. Materials preparation and characterization

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    1999-06-01

    molecular weight of 3800, and 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate. The molecular weight of these polymers varied acording to the NCO/OH ratio used in the synthesis, always greater than unity, providing -NCO end capped segments. The unreacted HDI was removed under vacuum (10-6-10-8mbar. The molecular weights of the soft segments, SS products, was determined by GPC analytical techniques. The hard segment was prepared from the reaction of the 1,6 hexamethylene diisocyanate and 1,4-butanediol, using a NCO/OH ratio equal to unity. These polymers were functionalized by the addition of an excess BDO after the reaction was completed, providing -OH terminated segments. The unreacted BDO was removed using a solvent. The molecular weights of the hard segments (HS products was determined by MALDI (matrix assisted laser desorption, analytical techniques. The coupling of the soft with the hard segment (SPU products was made in solution (DMF. The characterization of the SPU products was made by infrared, DSC, TGA, and mechanical analytical techniques. The SPU product characteristics were compared to those of a conventional polyurethane (PU, prepared by a prepolymer procedure.

  13. 一类磺酸系双子表面活性剂的制备及性能研究%Preparation and properties of a sulfonic acid series gemini surfactants

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    宋冬冬; 孙雪丽; 刘方圆; 朱广军

    2012-01-01

    Intermediates, α - sulfostearic acid and α - snlfolauric acid ,were prepared by reacting ehlorosulfonic acid with stearic acid and lauric acid respectively. Five kinds of sulfonic acid gemini surfactant were prepared by reacting α - sulfostearic acid with ethanediol ,1,4- butanediol ,1,6- hexanediol and poly ethanediol respectively as well as α — sulfolauric acid with ethanediol. All the sulfonated intermediates were neutralized to form the corresponding salts and thereby five kinds of sulfonic acid gemini surfactant were prepared. Molecular structures of the gemini surfactants were characterized by FTIR and HNMR. Optimal esterification reaction conditions for preparation of the gemini surfactants were obtained through orthogonal designed experiments. Basic physical - chemical properties of the gemini surfactants were studied. Results showed that following the increase of carbon chain length of the spacing group,its cmc reduces correspondingly. Meanwhile,following the increase of the carbon chain length of the hydrophobic group,its γcmc increases correspondingly. Emulsification and foam properties of the sulfonic acid series gemini surfactants are better than that of the corresponding single body sulfonic acid surfactants.%以氯磺酸为磺化剂,分别与硬脂酸和月桂酸进行磺化反应,制备了中间体α-磺基硬脂酸和α-磺基月桂酸.将中间体α-磺基硬脂酸分别与乙二醇、1,4-丁二醇、1,6-己二醇和聚乙二醇400以及α-磺基月桂酸与乙二醇进行酯化反应,最后中和成盐,制备出5种磺酸系双子表面活性剂.通过FTIR和1HNMR对目标产物进行了表征.通过正交试验对磺酸系双子表面活性剂制备的酯化工艺进行了优化,得到较优的酯化工艺条件.对制备的磺酸系双子表面活性剂的基本物化性能进行了研究,结果表明,临界胶束浓度(cmc)随联结基团长度的增加而降低,同时随着疏水链的增长,γcmc呈增大的

  14. Preparation and Properties Study of Fluorine-Containing UV-Curing Polyurethane Elastomer%含氟聚氨酯弹性体的制备及性能研究∗

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    钟汶桂; 倪忠斌; 东为富; 陈明清

    2016-01-01

    A kind of UV⁃curing hydrophobic polyurethane elastomer was prepared by using isophorone diisocy⁃anate ( IPDI) , hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene ( HTPB) , fluorine containing diol, 1,4⁃butanediol ( BDO) and 2⁃hydroxyethyl acrylate ( HEA) as raw materials. The effects of content of the fluorinated diol on molecular weight, thermostability, hydrophobic property, water tolerance and mechanical strength were researched. The results showed that fluorinated diol was successfully introduced into the polyurethane chain segment. With the increase of the con⁃tent of fluorinated diol, the relative molecular weight of HFTPU gradually decreased and the molecular weight distri⁃bution increased gradually. With the fluorinated diol content was 8%, the thermal decomposition temperature was promoted from 295 ℃ to 340℃, the contact angle was also enhanced from 82�5° to 108�6°, water absorption was decreased from 5�1% to 1�6%, and the elongation at break and the rebound rate all increased obviously. The re⁃sults indicated that the incorporation of the fluorinated diol was useful for improvement of thermostability, hydropho⁃bic property, water tolerance and mechanical strength of polyurethane elastomer.%以异佛尔酮二异氰酸酯(IPDI)、端羟基聚丁二烯(HTPB)、氟代二醇、1,4⁃丁二醇(BDO)和丙烯酸羟乙酯( HEA)为原料,经多步反应合成了可紫外光固化的疏水性聚氨酯弹性体。考察了氟代二醇用量对聚氨酯弹性体的相对分子质量大小、耐热性、疏水性、耐水性、机械强度的影响。结果表明,氟代二醇被成功引入到聚氨酯链段中。随着氟代二醇含量增加,聚氨酯相对分子质量逐渐减小,相对分子质量分布逐渐变宽;当引入8%的氟代二醇,所得聚氨酯弹性体的热分解温度从295℃升高到340℃,膜表面的接触角从82�5°上升到108�6°,吸水率从5�1%下降到1�6%,断裂伸长率及

  15. 龙眼果酒品质及香气成分的GC-M S分析%Analysis of the Quality and the Flavoring Components of Longan Wine by GC-MS

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    邱松山; 王彦安; 黄可怡; 姜翠翠

    2015-01-01

    In order to analyze the sensory quality and the physiochemical indexes of longan wine comprehensively, in this study, GC-MS was applied to determine the flavoring components (extracted by methylene chloride and identified by database searching) in longan wine and their relative content (calculated by peak area normalization method). The results showed that, longan wine was superior in quality with golden yel-low color, bright and transparent wine body, its acidity (counted by tartaric acid) was 3.95 g/L, total sugar content (counted by glucose) was 3.48 g/L, soluble solids content was 2.7%, the pH value was 3.62, the clarity was 56.7%and polyphenols content was 298.552 mg/L. 49 vola-tile compounds were identified in longan wine by GC-MS including 8 kinds of alcohol, 12 kinds of esters, 10 kinds of acids, 7 kinds of ketones, 4 kinds of aldehydes, 5 kinds of heterocyclic compounds, 1 kind of acid anhydride, 1 kind of alkane and 1 kind of ethers. The main flavoring compounds were 2, 3-butanediol, phenylethyle alcohol, and ethyl acetat etc. Longan wine had rich aroma compounds and it had great market potentials.%为了进一步分析龙眼果酒的感官品质和理化指标,采用气相色谱-质谱联用技术(GC-MS)检测龙眼果酒的香气组分及其相对含量,为龙眼果酒的品质评价奠定基础。以龙眼酒为分析样品,评价分析其感官品质和理化指标,同时采用二氯甲烷萃取龙眼酒中的香气成分,气相色谱-质谱联用检测,数据库检索并用峰面积归一化法确定香气的化学成分及其相对含量。龙眼酒品质优良,色泽金黄、透明清亮、纯正爽怡,酒精度为7.9%vol、酸度(以酒石酸计)为3.95 g/L、总糖(以葡萄糖计)为3.48 g/L、可溶性固形物含量2.7%、pH3.62、澄清度为56.7%、色度为0.534、多酚含量为298.552 mg/L。利用GC-MS分析技术鉴定出龙眼酒中含有49种挥发性物质,其中醇类8种,酯类12种,酸类10

  16. DEVELOPMENT OF MICROORGANISMS WITH IMPROVED TRANSPORT AND BIOSURFACTANT ACTIVITY FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

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    M.J. McInerney; N. Youssef; T. Fincher; S.K. Maudgalya; M.J. Folmsbee; R. Knapp; D. Nagle

    2004-05-31

    .1 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1 g/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PHPA) recovered 10-40% of residual oil from Berea sandstone cores. When PHPA was used alone, about 10% of the residual oil was recovered. Interfacial tension (IFT) decreased in a stepwise manner as biosurfactant concentration increased with marked reductions in IFT occurring at biosurfactant concentrations of 10 and 40 mg/l. When the biosurfactant concentration was greater than 10 mg/l, residual oil recovery linearly increased with biosurfactant concentration. A mathematical model that relates oil recovery to biosurfactant concentration was modified to include the stepwise changes in IFT as biosurfactant concentrations changes. This model adequately predicted the experimentally observed changes in IFT as a function of biosurfactant concentration. Our work shows that (1) diverse microorganisms produce biosurfactants, (2) nutrient manipulation may provide a mechanism to increase biosurfactant activity, (3) biosurfactant concentrations in excess of the critical micelle concentration recover substantial amounts of residual oil, and (4) equations that describe the effect of the biosurfactant on IFT adequately predict residual oil recovery in sandstone cores.

  17. Methods for measurement of reactive metabolites as a basis for cancer risk assessment: Application to 1,3-butadiene and isoprene

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    1,3-Butadiene is a general air pollutant associated with combustion of organic matter and is also an extensively used monomer in polymer production. The cancer risk estimation of 1,3-butadiene is encumbered with large uncertainties. Extrapolation from tumour frequencies in long-term animal tests has led to a relatively high figure for the risk associated with 1,3-butadiene exposure. This is mainly based on observations of very high tumour incidences in butadiene-exposed mice, which in this respect are about 100 times more sensitive than rats. It has been hypothesized that a high cancer risk from 1,3-butadiene could be associated with its metabolism to the bifunctional 1,2:3,4-diepoxybutane (DEB) which, in comparison with monofunctional epoxides, 1,2-epoxy-3-butene (EB) and 1,2-epoxy-3,4-butanediol (EBdiol), is a highly effective mutagen, i.e. cancer initiator. Measurement of in vivo doses of DEB is therefore essential for the risk assessment of 1,3-butadiene. Reaction products with hemoglobin offer a possibility of measuring reactive metabolites in vivo. Hemoglobin adducts from EBdiol have in this study been measured with available methods, which are, however, not applicable to the bifunctional DEB, and method development was therefore needed. This work presents a procedure for measurement of a specific, ring-closed adduct, Pyr-Val, formed from the reaction of DEB with N-terminal valines in hemoglobin. It is based on LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis of the Pyr-modified N-terminal peptides enriched after trypsin digestion of globin. Mouse and rat could be compared regarding the metabolism of EB, DEB and EBdiol. From the data it was concluded that, in 1,3-butadiene exposure, about 60 times higher levels of DEB are formed in mice compared to rats. Estimates of in vivo doses in published cancer tests showed that carcinogenesis in mice is mainly due to DEB, whereas in rat, and possibly man, the monofunctional EBdiol is the predominant causative factor. Preliminarily, the cancer

  18. Evaluation on the effect of the poly (butylenes succinate) biodegradation process on plant growth%聚丁二酸丁二醇酯(PBS)生物降解过程对植物生长的影响评价

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    李成涛; 张敏; 欧阳亮; 刘俊玲; 苏康宇; 邱建辉

    2011-01-01

    通过苏丹草(Sorghum sudanense Stapf)、籽粒笕(Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.)、豇豆(Vigna sesquipedalis Wight)种子的发芽试验及其盆栽试验,考察了PBS在土壤浸提液中的生物降解性能,探讨了PBS高聚物、低聚物和合成单体对植物的发芽和生长影响.研究结果表明:①在土壤浸提液中微生物对PBS有一定的降解作用,且在降解过程中,降解液的pH变化不明显;②PBS高聚物的降解产物对植物生长没有影响;③PBS低聚物在降解初期抑制部分植物的幼苗生长,后期对植物的生长没有影响;④当丁二酸的质量浓度低于200 mg·L-1时,对植物种子的发芽和幼苗生长不会产生影响,当质量浓度高于500mg·L-1时,将抑制幼苗生长;当1,4-丁二醇的质量浓度低于2 000mg·L-1时,对种子的发芽和生长没有影响.%In this paper, we have do experiment of the seed germination and plant growth such as Sudan grass, Purple grainjian and cowpea to investigate the degradation of PBS in the soil extract liquid, discuss the effect of polymers, oligomers and monomers of PBS on the germination and growth of plants. The results show that: ①Microorganisms in the soil extract liquid can degrade PBS and the pH of the degradation liquid did not change significantly. ②The degradation progress of polymer has no effect on the plant growth. ③The degradation products of PBS oligomers inhibit the growth of some seedlings in initial stages, but have no effect in later stage. ④When the succinate concentration is lower than 200 mg·L-1, it has no effect to the plant seed germination and seedling growth, but when it is higher than 500 mg·L-1, it will inhibit the seedling growth. When the 1, 4 - butanediol concentration is less than 2 000 mg·L-1, it has no effect to the seed germination and growth.

  19. Catalytic Effects Comparison of Several Catalysts Used to Synthesize Poly (Butylene Succinate)%几种合成聚丁二酸丁二酯用催化剂的催化效果比较

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    高艳; 赖仕全; 刘兴南; 岳莉; 赵雪飞

    2014-01-01

    Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) was synthesized respectively from 1,4-succinic acid and 1,4-butanediol using SnCl2,Sn(Oct)2,ZnCl2,Zn(OAc)2,Sb2O3 or SO42-/ZrO2 as catalyst by direct melt polycondensation method. The catalytic effects of the 6 kinds of catalysts in the polymerization reaction of PBS were compared by measuring liquid yield in the esterification reaction stage,yield and properties of PBS,such as intrinsic viscosity,molecular weight and melting temperature. Taking SnCl2 as example, the structure and thermal stability of PBS synthesized by SnCl2 were studied with FTIR and TG. The results show that the synthesized product is hydroxyl-capped PBS. The 6 kinds of catalysts all can promote dehydration esterification reaction of 1,4-succinic acid and 1,4-butanedio. Except for Sn(Oct)2,several other catalysts can effectively reduce the formation of tetrahydrofuran by-product. Overall,the catalytic effects of stannum compound are best among these catalyst and when SnCl2 is used as catalyst,the yield, intrinsic viscosity,number average molecular weight and original melting temperature of the synthesized PBS are best and it’s decomposition temperature is 280℃. Taking molecular weight of PBS as index,the order of the catalytic effects of the 6 catalysts is SnCl2>Sn(Oct)2>Sb2O3>SO42-/ZrO2>ZnCl2>Zn(OAc)2.%以1,4-丁二酸和1,4-丁二醇为原料,分别以SnCl2,异辛酸亚锡[Sn(Oct)2],ZnCl2,乙酸锌[Zn(OAc)2], Sb2O3和SO42-/ZrO2固体超强酸为催化剂,采用直接熔融缩聚法合成了聚丁二酸丁二酯(PBS)。通过测试酯化反应阶段的出液量、PBS的收率及其特性黏度、数均分子量和熔融温度等性质,比较了6种催化剂在PBS聚合反应中的催化效果。以SnCl2为例,利用傅立叶变换红外光谱和热重分析研究了由其催化合成的PBS的结构和热稳定性能。结果表明,实验合成的产物为羟基封端PBS;6种催化剂都能促进1,4-丁二酸和1,4-丁二醇分子间

  20. 焦炉煤气-甲醇产业链延伸技术方案的经济分析%Economic evaluation of industrial chain extension solutions for coke oven gas to methanol and chemicals

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    易群; 吴彦丽; 范洋; 胡长淳; 褚琦; 冯杰; 李文英

    2014-01-01

    与煤制甲醇和天然气制甲醇工艺相比,焦炉煤气制甲醇不仅可以有效利用焦炉煤气中的氢,而且具有低成本的优势。在焦炉煤气制甲醇工艺基础上,文中提出了3种具有发展潜力的焦炉煤气综合利用方案:①气化煤气-焦炉煤气制甲醇生产方案;②焦炉煤气-乙炔-甲醇下游产品方案;③气化煤气-焦炉煤气-乙炔-甲醇下游产品方案。以200×104 t焦炭的生产规模分析了3种方案经济性,其毛利润分别为24.21亿元,18.92亿元和28.74亿元;内部收益率分别为28.29%、24.34%和27.11%。气化煤气-焦炉煤气-乙炔-甲醇下游产品方案充分发挥了规模效应和产品高附加值的特点,具有明显的经济优势;系统灵活性高,抵御市场风险能力强。%Production cost of methanol from abundant and cheap coke oven gas (COG) is about 800-1000 CNY·t-1 lower than that from coal or natural gas. With expansion of international methanol production capacity and production scale, methanol market competition becomes more intense and cost advantage of coke oven gas to methanol is reduced evidently. It is significant to improve technology and extend industrial chains to use coke oven gas and obtain maximal benefits on the basis of coke oven gas to methanol production. One technical solution is combining coke oven gas with coal gasified gas (CGG) to produce methanol. CH4/CO2 reforming technology is used to convert CO2+CH4 into H2+CO, and adjust H2/CO ratio of syngas in this scheme. With this scheme, methanol production can increase by 30%. Another option is to extend methanol industrial chain to obtain high-value-added downstream products, such as vinyl acetate, polyvinyl alcohol, and 1,4-butanediol. In this design, CH4 is separated from COG to make acetylene, which is used to synthesize methanol downstream products by methane partial oxidation technology. However, 0.07 billion m3 H2 surplus and small scale of methanol production

  1. Preparation and characterization of a new kind of firm/soft adjusted poly(D,L-lactic acid)-polyurethane%“刚/柔”可控的新型聚氨酯材料的制备与表征**

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    须建; 彭坤; 甘哓玲; 王易振; 段巧玲; 阮长顺; 孙姣霞

    2013-01-01

      BACKGROUND: Biodegradable polyurethane is a focus in the field of biomedical materials. Poly(D,L-lactic acid)-polyurethane has a broad prospect in the biomedical field. OBJECTIVE: To prepare a new poly(D,L-lactic acid)-polyurethane based on the molecular designing, using D,L-lactide, 1,6-hexamethylene di socyanate, 1,4-butanediol and 1,4-butanediamine. METHODS: The hydroxy-terminated poly(D,L-lactic acid) was synthesized by melt polymerization, and then1,6-hexamethylene di socyanate was added as a crosslinker to produce poly(D,L-lactic acid)-polyurethane. These products were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, thermogravimetry/differential thermal analyzer and Instron 1121 universal tester to explore the structures and performance. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The chemical structure of the products was consistent with the expected molecular structure. To adjust the proportion of reactants, we realized the control of the firm/soft transition degree (from 472% to 112% of the elongation at break) and firm/soft transition temperature (from 36.33 ℃ to 44.04 ℃ of the glass transition temperature). These findings indicate that the biodegradable poly(D,L-lactic acid)- polyurethane has thermosensitive effect, and its elongation at break and glass transition temperature can be control ed, which is the application foundation in the field of biomedical engineering.%  背景:生物可降解聚氨酯是生物医用材料领域研究的一个热点。基于聚乳酸的智能型聚聚氨在生物医学领域具有广阔的应用前景。目的:以D,L-丙交酯、1,6-六亚甲基二异氰酸酯、1,4-丁二醇和1,4-丁二胺作为原料,从分子设计角度出发,制备一种基于聚乳酸的“刚/柔”可控多嵌段聚氨酯材料。方法:采用熔融聚合法首先合成羟基封端聚(D,L-乳酸),加入六亚甲基二异氰酸酯作为交联剂,再聚合得到基于聚(D,L-