Sample records for picolines

  1. QENS and NMR studies of 3-picoline-water solutions

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    Almasy, L; Bokor, M; Cser, L; Tompa, K; Zanotti, J M; Jancso, G


    Quasi-elastic neutron scattering measurements were performed on aqueous solutions of 3-picoline (3-methylpyridine) at room temperature. H-D substitution on both the solute and the water was used to separate the dynamics of the two species. The analysis of the translational diffusive motion at different concentrations shows that at high picoline content the diffusion coefficient of water decreases strongly and becomes similar to that of the solute, indicating strong coupling between the motions of the solute and the solvent. Activation energies characteristic of the dynamic behavior of the methyl group were determined from sup 1 H spin-lattice relaxation rate measurements for H sub 2 O and D sub 2 O solutions of 3-picoline above 310 K. (orig.)

  2. Effects of chromium picolinate supplementation in type 2 diabetic patients

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    Niladê Rosinski Rocha


    Full Text Available The effects of chromium picolinate in Type 2 diabetic patients are investigated.  Seventeen Type 2 diabetic patients were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group received fiber-rich hypocaloric diet and chromium picolinate whereas the control group received fiber-rich hypocaloric diet and placebo. The chromium picolinate was offered twice a day at the dose of 100 μg. Anthropometric data such as blood pressure, fasting glycemia and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c were measured and these parameters were evaluated again after 90 days. No difference was reported in rates of body weight, waist, hip, body mass index, blood pressure and fasting glycemia (Control vs. Experimental groups after treatment. However, a decrease (p = 0.0405 of HbA1c occurred in the experimental group when the pre- and post-treatment rates were compared. HbA1c data showed that chromium picolinate improved the glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes.

  3. Experimental (FT-IR, FT-Raman, 1H NMR) and theoretical study of magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium picolinates. (United States)

    Swiderski, G; Kalinowska, M; Wojtulewski, S; Lewandowski, W


    The experimental IR, Raman, and 1H NMR spectra of picolinic acid, as well as magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium picolinates were registered, assigned and studied. Characteristic changes in the spectra of metal picolinates in comparison with the spectrum of ligand were observed, which lead to the conclusion that perturbation of the aromatic system of picolinates increases along with the series Mg-->Ca-->Sr-->Ba. Theoretical structures of beryllium and magnesium picolinates, as well as theoretical IR spectrum of magnesium picolinate were calculated in B3PW91/6-311++G(d, p) level. On the basis of calculated bond lengths in pyridine ring geometric, aromaticity indexes HOMA were calculated. The idea of these indexes is based on the fact that the essential factor in aromatic stabilization is the pi delocalization manifested in: planar geometry, equalization of the bond lengths and angles, and symmetry. The decidedly lower value of HOMA for magnesium picolinate (i.e. 0.545; 0.539) than that for beryllium picolinate (i.e. 0.998; 0.998) indicate higher aromatic properties of Be picolinate than of Mg picolinate. The comparison of theoretical and literature experimental structures of magnesium picolinate was done. The experimental structure contains two water molecules, so the calculations for hydrated magnesium picolinate were carried on, and the influence of coordinated water molecule on the structure of picolinates was discussed. The HOMAs for hydrated experimental and calculated Mg picolinate amount to 0.870; 0.743, and 0.900; 0.890, respectively, whereas for anhydrous structure, it is as described above, i.e. 0.545; 0.539. Thus, the calculations clearly showed that water molecules coordinated to the central atom weakens the effect of metal on the electronic system of ligand.

  4. Chromium Picolinate did not Effect on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Myoblasts

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    M. C. Tsa


    Full Text Available This experiment is conducted in vitro to investigate trivalent chromium picolinate affects the proliferation and differentiation of myoblasts. A myoblasts cell line (C2C12 from rats was used in the experiment. These were randomly divided into the control group, the Pic group (50ppb picolinate and the CrPic group (50ppb chromium picolinate. The differentiation of myoblasts reveals that the number of differentiated myotubes, creatine kinase (CK activity and the aldolase (ALB activity do not differ among the three groups (P > 0.05. The activity of hexokinase in the CrPic and Pic groups clearly exceeds that in the control group (P 0.05. Myoblast proliferation was the same across the three groups (P > 0.05, and the quantity of DNA in the control group exceeded that in the Pic group (P < 0.05. The experiment indicated that 200ppb chromium picolinate did not influence the proliferation and differentiation of myoblasts.

  5. Effect Factors in Synthesis of Nicotinic Acid by Electrooxidation of 3-Picoline

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    SUN Xiu-yun; ZHANG Yu-min; CAO Xue-jing; ZHANG Heng-bin; LI Fei; XU Yu-ling


    In an electrolytic cell with a proton exchange membrane, nicotinic acid was synthesized at the PbO2 anode. The relationship between the current density and the potential at different concentrations of 3-picoline and sulfuric acid as well as at different temperatures was studied with polarization curves. The effects of the concentrations of sulfuric acid and 3-picoline, the anode potential and the reaction temperature on the selectivity and the current efficiency were explored. The optimum conditions were determined by orthogonal experiments. Under optimum conditions the selectivity and the current efficiency for the synthesis of nicotinic acid might reach 89% and 65%, respectively. The concentrations of 3-picoline and nicotinic acid were analyzed with high performance liquid chromatography and the product was characterized with elemental analysis, chromatography-mass spectrometry and IR spectrometry.

  6. Latent ruthenium–indenylidene catalysts bearing a N-heterocyclic carbene and a bidentate picolinate ligand

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    Thibault E. Schmid


    Full Text Available A silver-free methodology was developed for the synthesis of unprecedented N-heterocyclic carbene ruthenium indenylidene complexes bearing a bidentate picolinate ligand. The highly stable (SIPr(picolinateRuCl(indenylidene complex 4a (SIPr = 1,3-bis(2-6-diisopropylphenylimidazolidin-2-ylidene demonstrated excellent latent behaviour in ring closing metathesis (RCM reaction and could be activated in the presence of a Brønsted acid. The versatility of the catalyst 4a was subsequently demonstrated in RCM, cross-metathesis (CM and enyne metathesis reactions.

  7. Synthesis of cyclopentadienyl ruthenium complexes bearing pendant chelating picolinates through an electrophilic precursor


    Streu, Craig; Carroll, Patrick J.; Kohli, Rakesh K.; Meggers, Eric


    This note reports the facile synthesis of two ruthenium cyclopentadienyl half-sandwich complexes functionalized with coordinating α-picolinates. The synthetic approach involves the (η5-chloromethylcyclopentadienyl)(η6-benzene)ruthenium(II) cation as a useful common building block for cyclopentadienyl complexes bearing anchored ligands.

  8. The iron-chelating agent picolinic acid enhances transferrin receptors expression in human erythroleukaemic cell lines. (United States)

    Testa, U; Louache, F; Titeux, M; Thomopoulos, P; Rochant, H


    Picolinic acid, a metal chelating molecule, was administered to human erythroleukaemic cell lines (K 562 and HEL) that were grown in serum-containing media. Picolinic acid inhibited both iron uptake and cell growth. Furthermore, picolinic acid was shown to markedly decrease the level of ferritin in the cells. In spite of the inhibition of cell growth, picolinic acid induced a marked increase in the transferrin-binding capacity of the cells. This phenomenon was due to a two-five-fold enhancement of the rate of transferrin receptor biosynthesis. Other iron-chelating compounds, capable of reducing the level of intracellular iron, also elicited a marked enhancement of the transferrin-binding capacity of the cells. However, the addition of iron, as ferric ammonium citrate, in the culture medium elicited a marked increase in the level of ferritin and a strong decrease in the transferrin-binding capacity of the cells. On the basis of these data we propose that a feed-back mechanism is involved in the regulation of transferrin receptors: when the cells accumulate iron they decrease the number of transferrin receptors in order to prevent further accumulation of iron; when no or low iron is available to the cells, the number of transferrin receptors markedly increases as a compensatory mechanism.

  9. Organometallic osmium(II) arene anticancer complexes containing picolinate derivatives. (United States)

    van Rijt, Sabine H; Peacock, Anna F A; Johnstone, Russell D L; Parsons, Simon; Sadler, Peter J


    Chlorido osmium(II) arene [(eta(6)-biphenyl)Os(II)(X-pico)Cl] complexes containing X = Br (1), OH (2), and Me (3) as ortho, or X = Cl (4), CO(2)H (5), and Me (6) as para substituents on the picolinate (pico) ring have been synthesized and characterized. The X-ray crystal structures of 1 and 6 show typical "piano-stool" geometry with intermolecular pi-pi stacking of the biphenyl outer rings of 6. At 288 K the hydrolysis rates follow the order 2 > 6 > 4 > 3 > 5 > 1 with half-lives ranging from minutes to 4.4 h illustrating the influence of both electronic and steric effects of the substituents. The pK(a) values of the aqua adducts 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A were all in the range of 6.3-6.6. The para-substituted pico complexes 4-6 readily formed adducts with both 9-ethyl guanine (9EtG) and 9-ethyl adenine (9EtA), but these were less favored for the ortho-substituted complexes 1 and 3 showing little reaction with 9EtG and 9EtA, respectively. Density-functional theory calculations confirmed the observed preferences for nucleobase binding for complex 1. In cytotoxicity assays with A2780, cisplatin-resistant A2780cis human ovarian, A549 human lung, and HCT116 colon cancer cells, only complexes 4 (p-Cl) and 6 (p-Me) exhibited significant activity (IC(50) values < 25 microM). Both of these complexes were as active as cisplatin in A2780 (ovarian) and HCT116 (colon) cell lines, and even overcome cisplatin resistance in the A2780cis (ovarian) cell line. The inactivity of 5 is attributed to the negative charge on its para carboxylate substituent. These data illustrate how the chemical reactivity and cancer cell cytotoxicity of osmium arene complexes can be controlled and "fine-tuned" by the use of steric and electronic effects of substituents on a chelating ligand to give osmium(II) arene complexes which are as active as cisplatin but have a different mechanism of action.

  10. X-Ray structure and cytotoxic activity of a picolinate ruthenium(II–arene complex

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    Full Text Available A ruthenium(II–arene complex with picolinic acid, [(η6-p-cymeneRuCl(pico]∙H2O, was prepared by the reaction of [(η6-p-cymeneRuCl2]2 with picolinic acid in a 1:2 molar ratio in 2-propanol. The compound was characterized by elemental analysis, and IR and NMR spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that the molecule adopts a “three-leg piano-stool” geometry, which is common for this type of complexes. The cytotoxic activity of the complex was tested in two human cancer cell lines HeLa (cervix and FemX (melanoma by MTT assay. The IC50 values were at 82.0 and 36.2 µmol dm-3 for HeLa and FemX cells, respectively.

  11. Determination of Chromium(III) Picolinate Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry

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    Kim, Sung Il; Woo, Dong Jin; Kang, Dae Kyung [EASY BIO System, Inc, Chonan (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Myung Hee [Pollin, Inc, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Woo, Gun Jo [Korea Food and Drug Administration, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cha, Ki Won [Inha University, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)


    Cr-(pic){sub 3} has been widely used as food additives, drugs, and feed additives. Accordingly, its determination method should be established. In the present paper, we have studied the determination method of chromium(III) picolinate accurately using ESI-MS on-lined with HPLC. Chromium(III) picolinate in feed products was determined successfully. Chromium(III) is very well known as an essential mineral. It is suggested as a cofactor in the maintenance of both normal lipid and carbohydrate metabolism by assisting the action of insulin on a cell membrane. According to the National Research Council, the daily recommended intake of chromium(III) is 50-200 μg. Several organic chromium(III) complexes have been reported to have significantly higher absorption and tissue incorporation activity than inorganic salts such as chromium(III) chloride.

  12. Production of 6-phenylacetylene picolinic acid from diphenylacetylene by a toluene-degrading Acinetobacter strain. (United States)

    Spain, Jim C; Nishino, Shirley F; Witholt, Bernard; Tan, Loon-Seng; Duetz, Wouter A


    Several strategies for using enzymes to catalyze reactions leading to the synthesis of relatively simple substituted picolinic acids have been described. The goal of the work described here was to synthesize a more complex molecule, 6-phenylacetylene picolinic acid [6-(2-phenylethynyl)pyridine-2-carboxylic acid], for use as a potential endcapping agent for aerospace polymers. We screened 139 toluene-degrading strains that use a variety of catabolic pathways for the ability to catalyze oxidative transformation of diphenylacetylene. Acinetobacter sp. strain F4 catalyzed the overall conversion of diphenylacetylene to a yellow metabolite, which was identified as a putative meta ring fission product (2-hydroxy-8-phenyl-6-oxoocta-2,4-dien-7-ynoic acid [RFP]). The activity could be sustained by addition of toluene at a flow rate determined empirically so that the transformations were sustained in spite of the fact that toluene is a competitive inhibitor of the enzymes. The overall rate of transformation was limited by the instability of RFP. The RFP was chemically converted to 6-phenylacetylene picolinic acid by treatment with ammonium hydroxide. The results show the potential for using the normal growth substrate to provide energy and to maintain induction of the enzymes involved in biotransformation during preliminary stages of biocatalyst development.

  13. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Thermal Decomposition of the Cobalt(II Complex with 2-Picolinic Acid

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    Di Li


    Full Text Available The cobalt(II complex of 2-picolinic acid (Hpic, namely, [Co(pic2(H2O2]·2H2O, was synthesized with the reaction of cobalt acetate and 2-picolinic acid as the reactants by solid-solid reaction at room temperature. The composition and structure of the complex were characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetry-differential scanning calorimetry (TG-DSC. The crystal structure of the complex belongs to monoclinic system and space group P2(1/n, with cell parameters of a=9.8468(7 Å, b=5.2013(4 Å, c=14.6041(15 Å, β=111.745(6°, V=747.96(11 Å3, Z=2, Dc=1.666 g cm−3, R1=0.0297, and wR2=0.0831. In the title complex, the Co(II ion is six-coordinated by two pyridine N atoms and two carboxyl O atoms from two 2-picolinic acid anions, and two O atoms from two H2O molecules, and forming a slightly distorted octahedral geometry. The thermal decomposition processes of the complex under nitrogen include dehydration and pyrolysis of the ligand, and the final residue is cobalt oxalate at about 450°C.

  14. Metformin versus chromium picolinate in clomiphene citrate-resistant patients with PCOs: A double-blind randomized clinical trial

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    Sedigheh Amooee


    Full Text Available Background: Chromium picolinate could be effective in clomiphen citrate resistant PCOS patients. Objective: To compare the effects of chromium picolinate vs. metformin in clomiphen citrate resistant PCOS patients. Materials and Methods: The present randomized clinical trial was performed on 92 women with clomiphen citrate-resistant PCOS at the clinics which were affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups receiving either chromium picolinate (200μg daily or metformin (1500mg daily for 3 months. Anthropometric and hormonal profile were measured and compared both before and after the treatment. Ovulation and pregnancy rate was measured in the two study groups, as well. Results: Chromium picolinate significantly decreased fasting blood sugar (FBS after 3 months of treatment (p=0.042. In the same way, the serum levels of fasting insulin had significantly decreased leading to an increase in insulin sensitivity as measured by QUICKI index (p=0.014. In comparison to the patients who received chromium picolinate, those who received metformin had significantly lower levels of testosterone (p=0.001 and free testosterone (p=0.001 after 3 months of treatment. Nevertheless, no significant difference was found between the two study groups regarding ovulation (p=0.417 and pregnancy rates (p=0.500. Conclusion: Chromium picolinate decreased FBS and insulin levels and, thus, increased insulin sensitivity in clomiphene citrate-resistance PCOS women. These effects were comparable with metformin; however, metformin treatment was associated with decreased hyperandrogenism. Overall, chromium picolinate was better tolerated compared to metformin; nonetheless, the two study groups were not significantly different regarding ovulation and pregnancy rates.

  15. Origin of high oxide to nitride polishing selectivity of ceria-based slurry in the presence of picolinic acid

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    Wang Liang-Yong; Liu Bo; Song Zhi-Tang; Liu Wei-Li; Feng Song-Lin; David Huang; S.V Babu


    We report on the investigation of the origin of high oxide to nitride polishing selectivity of ceria-based slurry in the presence of picolinic acid. The oxide to nitride removal selectivity of the ceria slurry with picolinic acid is as high as 76.6 in the chemical mechanical polishing. By using zeta potential analyzer, particle size analyzer, horizon profilometer, thermogravimetric analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, the pre-and the post-polished wafer surfaces as well as the pre-and the post-used ceria-based slurries are compared. Possible mechanism of high oxide to nitride selectivity with using ceria-based slurry with picolinic acid is discussed.

  16. Synthesis, crystal structure, spectroscopic characterization and nonlinear optical properties of Co(II)- picolinate complex

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    Tamer, Ömer, E-mail:; Avcı, Davut; Atalay, Yusuf


    A cobalt(II) complex of picolinate was synthesized, and its structure was fully characterized by the applying of X-ray diffraction method as well as FT-IR, FT-Raman and UV–vis spectroscopies. In order to both support the experimental results and convert study to more advanced level, density functional theory calculations were performed by using B3LYP level. Single crystal X-ray structural analysis shows that cobalt(II) ion was located to the center of distorted octahedral geometry. The C=O, C=C and C=N stretching vibrations were found as highly active and strong peaks, inducing the molecular charge transfer within Co(II) complex. The small energy gap between frontier molecular orbital energies was another indicator of molecular charge transfer interactions within Co(II) complex. The nonlinear optical properties of Co(II) complex were investigated at DFT/B3LYP level, and the hypepolarizability parameter was found to be decreased due to the presence of inversion symmetry. The natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis was performed to investigate molecular stability, hyperconjugative interactions, intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) and bond strength for Co(II) complex. Finally, molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) and spin density distributions for Co(II) complex were evaluated. - Highlights: • Co(II) complex of picolinate was prepared. • Its FT-IR, FT-Raman and UV–vis spectra were measured. • DFT calculations were performed to support experimental results. • Small HOMO-LUMO energy gap is an indicator of molecular charge transfer. • Spin density localized on Co(II) as well as O and N atoms.

  17. Methyl rotor quantum states and the effect of chemical environment in organic crystals: γ -picoline and toluene (United States)

    Khazaei, Somayeh; Sebastiani, Daniel


    Using a set of first-principles calculations, we have studied the methyl tunnel splitting for molecular crystals of γ-picoline and toluene. The effective rotational potential energy surface of the probe methyl rotor along the tunneling path is evaluated using first-principles electronic structure calculations combined with the nudged elastic band method. The tunnel splitting is calculated by an explicit diagonalization of the one-dimensional time-independent Hamiltonian matrix. The effects of chemical environment and rotor-rotor coupling on the rotational energy barriers were investigated. It is found that more dense packing of the molecules in toluene compared to that in γ-picoline gives rise to a larger rotational barrier which in turn yields a considerably smaller tunnel splitting. Moreover, it turned out that coupled motion of the face-to-face methyl groups in γ-picoline has a significant effect on the reduction of the rotational barrier. Our results are in good agreement with the experimentally observed tunnel splitting.

  18. Tissue accumulation and urinary excretion of Cr in chromium picolinate (CrPic)-supplemented lambs. (United States)

    Dallago, Bruno Stéfano Lima; Lima, Bárbara Alcântara Ferreira; Braz, Shélida Vasconcelos; Mustafa, Vanessa da Silva; McManus, Concepta; Paim, Tiago do Prado; Campeche, Aline; Gomes, Edgard Franco; Louvandini, Helder


    Chromium (Cr) concentrations in liver, kidney, spleen, heart, lymph node, skeletal muscle, bone, testis and urine of lambs were measured to trace the biodistribution and bioaccumulation of Cr after oral supplementation with chromium picolinate (CrPic). Twenty-four Santa Inês lambs were treated with four different concentrations of CrPic: placebo, 0.250, 0.375 and 0.500 mg of CrPic/animal/day for 84 days. The basal diet consisted of Panicum maximum cv Massai hay and concentrate. Cr concentrations were measured by ICP-MS measuring (52)Cr as collected mass. There was a positive linear relationship between dose administered and the accumulation of Cr in the heart, lungs and testis. Urinary excretion of Cr occurred in a time and dose-dependent manner, so the longer or more dietary Cr provided, the greater excretion of the element. As some non-carcass components (such as lungs or heart) are added to bone and visceral meal to feed animals, there is a risk of bioaccumulation and biomagnification due to Cr offered as CrPic in the diet.

  19. Chromium picolinate modulates serotonergic properties and carbohydrate metabolism in a rat model of diabetes. (United States)

    Komorowski, James R; Tuzcu, Mehmet; Sahin, Nurhan; Juturu, Vijaya; Orhan, Cemal; Ulas, Mustafa; Sahin, Kazim


    Chromium picolinate (CrPic) has shown both antidepressant and antidiabetic properties. In this study, the effects of CrPic on serotonergic properties and carbohydrate metabolism in diabetic rats were evaluated. Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups. (1) The control group received only standard diet (8 % fat). (2) The CrPic group was fed standard diet and CrPic (80 μg CrPic per kilogram body mass (b.m.)/day), for 10 weeks (microgram/kilogram b.m./day). (3) The HFD/STZ group fed a high-fat diet (HFD, 40 % fat) for 2 weeks and then received streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg/kg, i.p.) (i.v.) HFD-STZ-CrPic group treated as the previous group and then were administered CrPic. CrPic administration to HFD/STZ-treated rats increased brain chromium levels and improved all measurements of carbohydrate metabolism and serotonergic properties (P<0.001). CrPic also significantly increased levels of insulin, tryptophan, and serotonin (P<0.001) in the serum and brain, and decreased cortisol levels in the serum (P<0.01). Except chromium levels, no significant effect of CrPic supplementation was detected on the overall measured parameters in the control group. CrPic administration was well tolerated without any adverse events. The results support the use of CrPic supplementation which improves serotonergic properties of brain in diabetes.

  20. Emission spectra of the sol-gel glass doped with europium(III) complexes of picolinic acid N-oxide-A new UV-light sensor

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    Godlewska, P. [Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Economics, Lower Silesian University of Economics, Wroclaw (Poland); Macalik, L. [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland); Hanuza, J. [Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and Food Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Economics, Lower Silesian University of Economics, Wroclaw (Poland); Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw (Poland)], E-mail:


    New europium complexes of picolinic acid N-oxides have been synthesised and introduced into sol-gel matrices. Their application as UV-light sensors has been considered. The sequence of the electronic levels for Eu{sup 3+} ions has been determined from the absorption and emission studies and assigned to the respective electron transitions. The lifetimes of the excited states have been detected and analysed. The role of the CT transition inside the picolinic ligand and its influence on the ligand to metal charge transfer (LMCT) have been discussed.

  1. Physiological, biochemical and histometric responses of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) by dietary organic chromium (chromium picolinate) supplementation



    Chromium has been recognized as a new and important micro-nutrient, essential for both human and animal nutrition. This study was conducted to evaluate the appropriateness and/or the use of safety level of dietary chromium picolinate (Cr-Pic), and its effects on the physiological responses, the histometric characteristics, and the chemical analysis of dorsal muscles of mono-sex Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. A total of 420 fingerlings (28.00 ± 0.96 g) were randomly distributed into 21 f...

  2. 4,4',4"-trimethyl-2,2':6',2"-terpyridine by oxidative coupling of 4-picoline. (United States)

    Robo, Michael T; Prinsell, Michael R; Weix, Daniel J


    Alkylated terpyridine ligands are an increasingly important component of catalysis and dyes but are costly because their synthesis is challenging and often low-yielding. We report an improved method for the Pd/C-catalyzed dehydrogenative coupling of 4-picoline to form the bi- and terpyridine. The addition of MnO2 improves the yield of the reaction, making the reaction useful on a large scale (up to 200 mmol). The use of Pd(OAc)2 or Pd/C/pivalic acid leads to the selective formation of bipyridine.

  3. Toxicity evaluation of chromium picolinate nanoparticles in vivo and in vitro in rat. (United States)

    Chen, Shih-Yi; Lien, Tu-Fa


    The toxicity of nanoCrpic is still not understood and needs further investigation. Thus, this study investigated the effect of chromium picolinate nanoparticles (nanoCrpic) on the toxicity in vivo and in vitro in rat. In the in vivo study, 36 rats (Wistar, 8-week-old) were randomly divided into the control group (fed basal diet), the low-dose (300 ppb, μg/kg), and high-dose (1,000 ppb) nanoCrpic groups. The trial was conducted for 2 months; at the final stage of the trial, the rats were sacrificed, liver and kidney were examined, and samples of tissues were taken for histological examination. Hepatocytes isolated from 10-week-old Wistar male rats were used for in vitro study to examine the degree of DNA damage following exposure to 0 and 0.294 mM of H(2)O(2) for 30 min. Incubation medium was supplemented with 0 (control), 100, and 300 ppb nanoCrpic. In vivo study indicated that no lesions of liver or kidney were detected in 300 and 1,000 ppb nanoCrpic fed rats. The in vitro study evaluated DNA damage according to the percentage and distance of the fragments migration and revealed that there was insignificant difference between the nanoCrpic and control groups (p > 0.05). This study indicated that nanoCrpic at 300-1,000 ppb in vivo and at 100-300 ppb in vitro showed no signs of toxicity to rats.

  4. Dielectric relaxation studies of binary mixture of β-picoline and methanol using time domain reflectometry at different temperatures (United States)

    Trivedi, C. M.; Rana, V. A.; Hudge, P. G.; Kumbharkhane, A. C.


    Complex permittivity spectra of binary mixtures of varying concentrations of β-picoline and Methanol (MeOH) have been obtained using time domain reflectometry (TDR) technique over frequency range 10 MHz to 25 GHz at 283.15, 288.15, 293.15 and 298.15 K temperatures. The dielectric relaxation parameters namely static permittivity (ɛ0), high frequency limit permittivity (ɛ∞1) and the relaxation time (τ) were determined by fitting complex permittivity data to the single Debye/Cole-Davidson model. Complex nonlinear least square (CNLS) fitting procedure was carried out using LEVMW software. The excess permittivity (ɛ0E) and the excess inverse relaxation time (1/τ)E which contain information regarding molecular structure and interaction between polar-polar liquids were also determined. From the experimental data, parameters such as effective Kirkwood correlation factor (geff), Bruggeman factor (fB) and some thermo dynamical parameters have been calculated. Excess parameters were fitted to the Redlich-Kister polynomial equation. The values of static permittivity and relaxation time increase nonlinearly with increase in the mol-fraction of MeOH at all temperatures. The values of excess static permittivity (ɛ0E) and the excess inverse relaxation time (1/τ)E are negative for the studied β-picoline — MeOH system at all temperatures.

  5. Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl Picolinate Catalyzed by Mono-and Binuclear Transition Metal Complexes with Polyether Bridged Dihydroxamic Acid

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    李建章; 李鸿波; 冯发美; 谢家庆; 李慎新; 周波; 秦圣英


    Two polyether bridged dihydroxamic acids and their mono-and binuclear manganese(Ⅱ), zinc(Ⅱ) complexes have been synthesized and employed as models to mimic hydrolase in catalytic hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl picolinate (PNPP). The reaction kinetics and the mechanism of hydrolysis of PNPP have been investigated. The kinetic mathematical model for PNPP cleaved by the complexes has been proposed. The effects of the different central metal ion, mono-and binuclear metal, the pseudo-macrocyclic polyether constructed by polyethoxy group of the complexes, and reactive temperature on the rate for catalytic hydrolysis of PNPP have been examined. The results showed that the transition metal dthydroxamates exhibited high catalytic activity to the hydrolysis of PNPP, the catalytic activity of binuclear complexes was higher than that of mononuclear ones, and the pseudo-macrocyclic polyether might synergetically activate H20 coordinated to metal ion with central metal ion together and promote the catalytic hydrolysis of PNPP.

  6. Structure of cis-[Pt(NH3)(2-picoline)]2+ and DNA adduct and its bonding characteristics

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    JIA; Muxin; LIU; Kai; YANG; Zuoyin; CHEN; Guangju


    Several methods including molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, ONIOM that combines quantum chemistry with molecular mechanics and standard quantum chemistry are used to study the configuration and electron structures of an adduct of the DNA segment d(ATACATG*G*TACATA)·d(TATGTACCATGTAT) with cis-[Pt(NH3)(2-Picoline)]2+. The investigation shows that the configuration optimized by ONIOM is similar to that determined by NMR. Strong chemical bonds between Pt of the complex and two N7s of neighboring guanines in the DNA duplex and hydrogen bond between the NH3 of the complex and O6 of a nearby guanine have a large impact on the configuration of the adduct. Chemical bonds, the aforementioned hydrogen bond, and the interaction between a methyl of the complex and a methyl of the base in close proximity are critical for the complex to specifically recognize DNA.

  7. Terahertz spectroscopy and solid-state density functional theory calculations of structural isomers: Nicotinic acid, isonicotinic acid and 2-picolinic acid (United States)

    Ding, Ling; Fan, Wen-Hui; Chen, Xu; Chen, Ze-You; Song, Chao


    We report, for the first time to our knowledge, the terahertz (THz) spectra of isonicotinic acid and 2-picolinic acid. The distinct THz spectral differences among these two isomers and nicotinic acid have also been observed, indicating that the THz vibrational modes are highly sensitive to the structural differences even in similar molecular crystals. Besides, solid-state density functional theory calculations reveal better qualitative agreement with the measured absorption features, which are related to the molecular vibrations of nicotinic acid and isonicotinic acid. As for 2-picolinic acid, the calculation based on the primitive cell reproduces the absorption features at 1.46, 1.82 and 2.46 THz originating from intermolecular vibrations. These results suggest that THz spectra can identify the complex intermolecular interactions even in similar molecular crystals, which shows potential applications in identifying isomers in food and pharmaceutical production.

  8. Reactivity of Schiff Base Manganese(Ill) Complexes with Different Pendants toward the Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl Picolinate%Reactivity of Schiff Base Manganese(Ill) Complexes with Different Pendants toward the Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl Picolinate

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    蒋维东; 何锡阳; 王莹; 徐斌; 李建章; 刘富安


    This paper describes the catalytic performance of two manganese(III) complexes with mono-Schiff base ligands as artificial hydrolases towards the hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl picolinate (PNPP). Observations reveal that the one complex ( MnL22C1 ) containing morpholine pendants exhibits 1.2-1.7 fold kinetic advantage over the other one (MnL12C1) containing benzoaza-15-crown-5 group. Especially, optimum molecule structures using a Gaussian 03 software confirm that MnL2CI indeed possesses a relatively open linked site for the approaching of PNPP, result- ing in higher efficiency due to a convenient association between substrate (PNPP) and MnL2C1. In addition, the steric hindrance of two pendants, i.e., benzoaza-15-crown-5 and morpholine, may be a main influencing factor for tuning catalytic activities of the synthesized Mn(III) catalysts. Both Mn(III) catalysts used here were found to have fine tolerance to the operated temperature and pH. Related kinetic and thermodynamic analyses were also given to demonstrate their structure-activity relationships (SAR) of both catalysts used.

  9. Synthesis, spectroscopic, DFT calculations and biological activity studies of ruthenium carbonyl complexes with 2-picolinic acid and a secondary ligand (United States)

    Shohayeb, Shahera M.; Mohamed, Rania G.; Moustafa, H.; El-Medani, Samir M.


    Thermal reaction of [Ru3(CO)12] with 2-picolinic acid (Hpic) in the absence and presence of a secondary ligand (pyridine, Py, bipyridine, Bipy, or thiourea, Tu) was investigated. Four complexes with molecular formulae: [Ru(CO)3(Hpic)], 1, [Ru2(CO)5(Hpic)(Py)], 2, [Ru2(CO)5(Hpic)(Tu)], 3 and [Ru2(CO)4(Hpic)(Bipy)], 4, were isolated. All complexes were characterized based on elemental analyses, IR, 1H NMR, magnetic studies, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis. The ligand and its complexes have been screened for antibacterial activities. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations at the B3LYP/6-311G (d,p)_ level of theory have been carried out to investigate the equilibrium geometry of the ligands. The optimized geometry parameters of the complexes were evaluated using B3LYP method and LANL2DZ basis set. The extent of natural charge population (core, valence and rydberg), exact electronic configuration, total Lewis and total non-Lewis are estimated and discussed in terms of natural bond orbitals (NBO) analysis.

  10. The Effect of Chromium Picolinate Supplementation on the Pancreas and Macroangiopathy in Type II Diabetes Mellitus Rats

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    Shan Huang


    Full Text Available Purpose. The aim was to explore the effect of the chromium picolinate (CrPic administration on the pancreas and macroangiopathy of type II diabetes mellitus rats. Methods. The type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM rat model was induced by low-dose streptozotocin (STZ. The rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (ten rats in each group. After supplementing CrPic for 15 weeks, the histopathological examination was performed by hematoxylin-eosin (HE staining. Serum insulin and NO level were determined by radioimmunoassay and colorimetry, respectively. Serum glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C, adiponectin (APN, advanced glycation end products (AGES, and apelin were measured by ELISA. Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR was applied for detecting the mRNA expression of APN and apelin. Results. After CrPic treatment, compared with the T2DM control group (group 2, pancreas sections stained with HE showed the completed pancreatic cells structure and no inflammatory infiltration in groups 4 and 5. In addition, the levels of serum NO and insulin were significantly increased and the serum levels of HbA1C, AGES, APN, and apelin were significantly decreased in groups 4 and 5 compared with group 2. The mRNA expression of APN and apelin in groups 4 and 5 was also recovered to the normal level. Conclusion. CrPic can recover the function of Β-cells and alleviate macroangiopathy in STZ-induced T2DM rats.

  11. Accelerated Hydrolysis of p-Nitrophenyl Picolinate Catalyzed by Metallomicelle Made from a Novel Macrocyclic Polyamine Copper(Ⅱ) Complex

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    KOU,Xing-Ming; ZHAO,Guo-Po; HUANG,Zhong; TIAN,Yu-Hua; MENG,Xiang-Guang; ZENG Xian-Cheng


    A copper(Ⅱ) complex 1 of a novel macrocyclic polyamine ligand with hydroxylethyl pendant groups, 4,ll-bis(hydroxylethyl)-5,7,7,12,14,14-hexamethyl-l,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (L) has been synthesized and characterized. Rate enhancement for hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl picolinate (PNPP) catalyzed by 1 was studied kinetically under Brij35 micellar condition. For comparision, the catalytic activity of corresponding copper(Ⅱ) complex 2 of non-substituted macrocyclic polyamine ligand, 5,7,7,12,14,14-hexamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraaza-cyclote-tradecane (L1) toward the hydrolysis of PNPP was also investigated. The results indicate that the macrocyclic polyamine copper(Ⅱ) complex 1 effectively catalyzed the hydrolysis of PNPP, and the pendant ligand hydroxyl group or deprotonated pendant ligand hydroxyl group can act as catalytically active species in the reaction. A ternary complex kinetic model involving metal ion, ligand and substrate has been proposed, and the results confirmed the reasonability of such kinetic model.

  12. Screening and structural elucidation of the zwitterionic cocrystal o-picolinic acid with p-nitro aniline (United States)

    Mekala, R.; Jagdish, P.; Mathammal, R.; Sangeetha, K.


    The cocrystal was screened by solvent drop grinding method and the crystals were grown by slow evaporation method at ambient conditions. The cocrystal formation of o-picolinic acid with p-nitro aniline was initially analysed by powder X-ray diffraction. Further the structural properties of the grown crystal were confirmed by the single X-ray diffraction which indicates that the cocrystal were connected by the strong N+sbnd H-⋯O hydrogen bond interaction. The cell parameters of the grown crystal were a = 14.2144(5) Å, b = 5.7558(2) Å, c = 16.0539(6) Å. The functional groups were identified using Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectral analysis. The excitation and emission state of the sample was analysed by the UV-Visible and Fluorescence studies. The red emission was observed from the Fluorescence studies. NMR studies revealed the chemical shift of the cocrystal. Thermal stability and its melting behaviour were studied by TGA and DSC analytical techniques. Electrical behaviour was studied using the dielectric studies. The intermolecular charge transfer within the molecule were analysed using HOMO- LUMO plots.


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    乔秀明; 胡家元; 李贤均


    Picolinic acid is a kind of organic oxo-compound which is used extensively.The catalytic behaviour of RuCl3*3H2O as catalyst precursor and oxygen as oxidation-reagent for the oxidation of γ-methylpyridine to picolinic acid in aqueous alkaline medium were studied.When the oxidation reaction carried out under the following conditions:[RuCl3*3H2O]=1.4×10-5mol,PO2:4MPa,reaction temperature:210℃,reaction time:4h,substrate:0.011mol,water:6ml,the conversion of γ-methylpyridine and the selectivity of γ-picolinic acid respectively reached 64% and 91%.

  14. Physiological, biochemical and histometric responses of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) by dietary organic chromium (chromium picolinate) supplementation. (United States)

    Mehrim, Ahmed I


    Chromium has been recognized as a new and important micro-nutrient, essential for both human and animal nutrition. This study was conducted to evaluate the appropriateness and/or the use of safety level of dietary chromium picolinate (Cr-Pic), and its effects on the physiological responses, the histometric characteristics, and the chemical analysis of dorsal muscles of mono-sex Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. A total of 420 fingerlings (28.00 ± 0.96 g) were randomly distributed into 21 fiberglass tanks representing seven treatments at a rate of 20 fish m(-3). The control fish group (T1) was fed a Cr-Pic free basal diet. Other fish groups were fed the basal diet supplemented with 200 (T2), 400 (T3), 600 (T4), 800 (T5), 1000 (T6) and 1200 μg Cr-Pic kg(-1) diet (T7). Diets were offered to fish at a feeding rate of 3% of life body weight for 12 weeks. Results revealed that blood hematological parameters (hemoglobin, red blood cells, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, blood platelets, and white blood cells lymphocytes); serum biochemical measurements (total testosterone, high density lipoprotein, total protein, albumin, and globulin); and the dry matter and crude protein of the fish dorsal muscles all have significantly increased (P ⩽ 0.05) in the T3 treatment compared with the other treatments. Meanwhile, no significant differences were found among all treatments with regard to the histometric characteristics. It can be concluded that Cr-Pic at 400 μg kg(-1) diet (T3) seems to be the most appropriate level for O. niloticus fingerlings.

  15. Physiological, biochemical and histometric responses of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L. by dietary organic chromium (chromium picolinate supplementation

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    Ahmed I. Mehrim


    Full Text Available Chromium has been recognized as a new and important micro-nutrient, essential for both human and animal nutrition. This study was conducted to evaluate the appropriateness and/or the use of safety level of dietary chromium picolinate (Cr-Pic, and its effects on the physiological responses, the histometric characteristics, and the chemical analysis of dorsal muscles of mono-sex Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. A total of 420 fingerlings (28.00 ± 0.96 g were randomly distributed into 21 fiberglass tanks representing seven treatments at a rate of 20 fish m−3. The control fish group (T1 was fed a Cr-Pic free basal diet. Other fish groups were fed the basal diet supplemented with 200 (T2, 400 (T3, 600 (T4, 800 (T5, 1000 (T6 and 1200 μg Cr-Pic kg−1 diet (T7. Diets were offered to fish at a feeding rate of 3% of life body weight for 12 weeks. Results revealed that blood hematological parameters (hemoglobin, red blood cells, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, blood platelets, and white blood cells lymphocytes; serum biochemical measurements (total testosterone, high density lipoprotein, total protein, albumin, and globulin; and the dry matter and crude protein of the fish dorsal muscles all have significantly increased (P ⩽ 0.05 in the T3 treatment compared with the other treatments. Meanwhile, no significant differences were found among all treatments with regard to the histometric characteristics. It can be concluded that Cr-Pic at 400 μg kg−1 diet (T3 seems to be the most appropriate level for O. niloticus fingerlings.

  16. Chromium picolinate enhances skeletal muscle cellular insulin signaling in vivo in obese, insulin-resistant JCR:LA-cp rats. (United States)

    Wang, Zhong Q; Zhang, Xian H; Russell, James C; Hulver, Matthew; Cefalu, William T


    Chromium is one of the few trace minerals for which a specific cellular mechanism of action has not been identified. Recent in vitro studies suggest that chromium supplementation may improve insulin sensitivity by enhancing insulin receptor signaling, but this has not been demonstrated in vivo. We investigated the effect of chromium supplementation on insulin receptor signaling in an insulin-resistant rat model, the JCR:LA-corpulent rat. Male JCR:LA-cp rats (4 mo of age) were randomly assigned to receive chromium picolinate (CrPic) (obese n=6, lean n=5) or vehicle (obese n=5, lean n=5) for 3 mo. The CrPic was provided in the water, and based on calculated water intake, rats randomized to CrPic received 80 microg/(kg.d). At the end of the study, skeletal muscle (vastus lateralis) biopsies were obtained at baseline and at 5, 15, and 30 min postinsulin stimulation to assess insulin signaling. Obese rats treated with CrPic had significantly improved glucose disposal rates and demonstrated a significant increase in insulin-stimulated phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1 and phosphatidylinositol (PI)-3 kinase activity in skeletal muscle compared with obese controls. The increase in cellular signaling was not associated with increased protein levels of the IRS proteins, PI-3 kinase or Akt. However, protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) levels were significantly lower in obese rats administered CrPic than obese controls. When corrected for protein content, PTP1B activity was also significantly lower in obese rats administered CrPic than obese controls. Our data suggest that chromium supplementation of obese, insulin-resistant rats may improve insulin action by enhancing intracellular signaling.

  17. Effects of chromium picolinate on vascular reactivity and cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury in spontaneously hypertensive rats. (United States)

    Abebe, Worku; Liu, Jun Yao; Wimborne, Hereward; Mozaffari, Mahmood S


    Chromium picolinate [Cr(pic)(3)] is a nutritional supplement widely promoted to exert beneficial metabolic effects in patients with type 2 diabetes/impaired glucose tolerance. Frequent comorbidities in these individuals include systemic hypertension, abnormal vascular function and ischemic heart disease, but information on the effects of the supplement on these aspects is sparse. Utilizing male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), we examined the potential impact of Cr(pic)(3) on blood pressure, vascular reactivity and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Dietary Cr(pic)(3) supplementation (as 10 mg chromium/kg diet for six weeks) did not affect blood pressure of the SHR. Also, neither norepinephrine (NE) and potassium chloride (KCl)-induced contractility nor sodium nitroprusside (SNP)-induced relaxation of aortic smooth muscle from the SHR was altered by Cr(pic)(3) treatment. However, Cr(pic)(3) augmented endothelium-dependent relaxation of aortas, produced by acetylcholine (ACh), and this effect was abolished by N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), suggesting induction of nitric oxide (NO) production/release. Treatment with Cr(pic)(3) did not affect baseline coronary flow rate and rate-pressure-product (RPP) or infarct size following regional IRI. Nonetheless, Cr(pic)(3) treatment was associated with improved coronary flow and recovery of myocardial contractility and relaxation following ischemia-reperfusion insult. In conclusion, dietary Cr(pic)(3) treatment of SHR alters neither blood pressure nor vascular smooth muscle reactivity but causes enhancement of endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation associated with NO production/release. Additionally, while the treatment does not affect infarct size, it improves functional recovery of the viable portion of the myocardium following IRI.

  18. Synthesis, crystal structure, spectroscopic characterization and nonlinear optical properties of manganese (II) complex of picolinate: A combined experimental and computational study (United States)

    Tamer, Ömer; Avcı, Davut; Atalay, Yusuf; Çoşut, Bünyemin; Zorlu, Yunus; Erkovan, Mustafa; Yerli, Yusuf


    A novel manganese (II) complex with picolinic acid (pyridine 2-carboxylic acid, Hpic), namely, [Mn(pic)2(H2O)2] was prepared and its crystal structure was fully characterized by using single crystal X-ray diffraction. Picolinate (pic) ligands were coordinated to the central manganese(II) ion as bidentate N,O-donors through the nitrogen atoms of pyridine rings and the oxygen atoms of carboxylate groups forming five-membered chelate rings. The spectroscopic characterization of Mn(II) complex was performed by the applications of FT-IR, Raman, UV-vis and EPR techniques. In order to support these studies, density functional theory (DFT) calculations were carried out by using B3LYP level. IR and Raman spectra were simulated at B3LYP level, and obtained results indicated that DFT calculations generally give compatible results to the experimental ones. The electronic structure of the Mn(II) complex was predicted using time dependent DFT (TD-DFT) method with polarizable continuum model (PCM). Molecular stability, hyperconjugative interactions, intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) and bond strength were investigated by applying natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. Nonlinear optical properties of Mn(II) complex were investigated by the determining of molecular polarizability (α) and hyperpolarizability (β) parameters.

  19. Effects of dietary supplementation of organic chromium (picolinate) on physical and biochemical characteristics of semen and carcass traits of male turkeys. (United States)

    Biswas, Avishek; Divya, Sharma; Mandal, A B; Majumdar, S; Singh, Ram


    This experiment investigated the effect of dietary chromium (Cr as picolinate) on physical and biochemical characteristics of semen and carcass traits of adult male turkey. Seventy-two (72) male turkeys (16 weeks old) were randomly distributed into four dietary treatment groups (4×3×6) for a period of 24 weeks. Three experimental diets were supplemented with 250, 500 and 750μg Cr/kg (T2, T3 and T4 respectively) in basal diet (T1 considered as control). Semen physical characteristics viz. sperm concentration, progressive motility, live and dead count of spermatozoa and fertility differed significantly (Pphysical characteristics of semen, carcass yield and breast yield of adult male turkeys. However, Cr levels of 500 or 750μg/kg in diet were beneficial for semen biochemical parameters of adult male turkeys. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. [Selenazoles. XII. (1) Reaction of 4-(p-tolyl)-selenosemi-carbazides of acetic, benzoic, isonicotinic, nicotinic and picolinic acid with omega-acetophenone]. (United States)

    Biliński, S; Bielak, L; Chmielewski, J; Marcewicz-Rojewska, B; Musik, I


    The cyclization of 4-(p-tolyl)-selenosemicarbazides of acetic, benzoic, isonicotinic, nicotinic and picolinic acids (Ia-e) with omega-bromoacetophenone was investigated in the medium of methanol (Method A) or in methanol in the presence of anhydrous sodium acetate (Method B). Acid hydrolysis of compounds IIf-i and IVa-c, e was studied. Results of UV and IR spectrometric measurements and of the in vitro microbiological studies are presented. In contradistinction to corresponding thiosemicarbazides, the change in N4 nitrogen atom basicity of the parent selenosemicarbazide I (pKa of p-toluidine = 5.1), in comparison to that of 4-phenyl-selenosemicarbazide (pKa of aniline = 4.63), proved to influence the equilibrium of the reaction with omega-bromoacetophenone only in the methanol medium without addition of anhydrous sodium acetate (Method A).

  1. The effects of chromium picolinate and chromium histidinate administration on NF-κB and Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in the brain of diabetic rats. (United States)

    Sahin, Kazim; Tuzcu, Mehmet; Orhan, Cemal; Gencoglu, Hasan; Ulas, Mustafa; Atalay, Mustafa; Sahin, Nurhan; Hayirli, Armagan; Komorowski, James R


    The objective of this experiment was to investigate the effects of supplemental chromium picolinate (CrPic) and chromium histidinate (CrHis) on nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB p65) and nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway in diabetic rat brain. Nondiabetic (n = 45) and diabetic (n = 45) male Wistar rats were either not supplemented or supplemented with CrPic or CrHis via drinking water to consume 8 μg elemental chromium (Cr) per day for 12 weeks. Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin injection (40 mg/kg i.p., for 2 weeks) and maintained by high-fat feeding (40 %). Diabetes was associated with increases in cerebral NF-κB and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) protein adducts and decreased in cerebral nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cells inhibitor, alpha (IκBα) and Nrf2 levels. Both Cr chelates were effective to decrease levels of NF-κB and 4-HNE protein adducts and to increase levels of IκBα and Nrf2 in the brain of diabetic rats. However, responses of these increases and decreases were more notable when Cr was supplemented as CrHis than as CrPic. In conclusion, Cr may play a protective role in cerebral antioxidant defense system in diabetic subjects via the Nrf2 pathway by reducing inflammation through NF-κB p65 inhibition. Histidinate form of Cr was superior to picolinate form of Cr in reducing NF-κB expression and increasing Nrf2 expression in the brain of diabetic rats.

  2. Significant enhancement of 11-Hydroxy-THC detection by formation of picolinic acid esters and application of liquid chromatography/multi stage mass spectrometry (LC-MS(3) ): Application to hair and oral fluid analysis. (United States)

    Thieme, Detlef; Sachs, Ulf; Sachs, Hans; Moore, Christine


    Formation of picolinic acid esters of hydroxylated drugs or their biotransformation products is a promising tool to improve their mass spectrometric ionization efficiency, alter their fragmentation behaviour and enhance sensitivity and specificity of their detection. The procedure was optimized and tested for the detection of cannabinoids, which proved to be most challenging when dealing with alternative specimens, for example hair and oral fluid. In particular, the detection of the THC metabolites hydroxyl-THC and carboxy-THC requires ultimate sensitivity because of their poor incorporation into hair or saliva. Both biotransformation products are widely accepted as incorporation markers to distinguish drug consumption from passive contamination. The derivatization procedure was carried out by adding a mixture of picolinic acid, 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine and 2-methyl-6-nitrobenzoic anhydride in tetrahydrofuran/triethylamine to the dry extraction residues. Resulting derivatives were found to be very stable and could be reconstituted in aqueous or organic buffers and subsequently analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Owing to the complex consecutive fragmentation patterns, the application of multistage MS3 proved to be extremely useful for a sensitive identification of doubly picolinated hydroxy-THC in complex matrices. The detection limits - estimated by comparison of corresponding signal-to-noise ratios - increased by a factor of 100 following picolination. All other species examined, like cannabinol, THC, cannabidiol, and carboxy-THC, could also be derivatized exhibiting only moderate sensitivity improvements. The assay was systematically tested using hair samples and exemplarily applied to oral fluid. Concentrations of OH-THC identified in THC-positive hair samples ranged from 0.02 to 0.29pg/mg. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  3. Deficit, but Not Nondeficit, Schizophrenia Is Characterized by Mucosa-Associated Activation of the Tryptophan Catabolite (TRYCAT) Pathway with Highly Specific Increases in IgA Responses Directed to Picolinic, Xanthurenic, and Quinolinic Acid. (United States)

    Kanchanatawan, Buranee; Sirivichayakul, Sunee; Ruxrungtham, Kiat; Carvalho, André F; Geffard, Michel; Ormstad, Heidi; Anderson, George; Maes, Michael


    Evidence suggests that activation of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway is involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. However, no previous study examined whether TRYCAT pathway activation is associated with deficit schizophrenia. We measured IgA responses to TRYCATs, namely quinolinic acid, picolinic acid, kynurenic acid, xanthurenic acid, and anthranilic acid and 3-OH-kynurenine, in 40 healthy controls and in schizophrenic patients with (n = 40) and without (n = 40) deficit, defined according to the Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome (SDS). Primary deficit schizophrenia is accompanied by an activated TRYCAT pathway as compared to controls and nondeficit schizophrenia. Participants with deficit schizophrenia show increased IgA responses to xanthurenic acid, picolinic acid, and quinolinic acid and relatively lowered IgA responses to kynurenic and anthranilic acids, as compared to patients with nondeficit schizophrenia. Both schizophrenia subgroups show increased IgA responses to 3-OH-kynurenine as compared to controls. The IgA responses to noxious TRYCATs, namely xanthurenic acid, picolinic acid, quinolinic acid, and 3-OH-kynurenine, but not protective TRYCATS, namely anthranilic acid and kunyrenic acid, are significantly higher in deficit schizophrenia than in controls. The negative symptoms of schizophrenia are significantly and positively associated with increased IgA responses directed against picolinic acid and inversely with anthranilic acid, whereas no significant associations between positive symptoms and IgA responses to TRYCATs were found. In conclusion, primary deficit schizophrenia is characterized by TRYCAT pathway activation and differs from nondeficit schizophrenia by a highly specific TRYCAT pattern suggesting increased excitotoxicity, cytotoxicity, and neurotoxicity, as well as inflammation and oxidative stress. The specific alterations in IgA responses to TRYCATs provide further insight for the biological delineation of deficit

  4. Genomic and functional analyses of the 2-aminophenol catabolic pathway and partial conversion of its substrate into picolinic acid in Burkholderia xenovorans LB400.

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    Bernardita Chirino

    Full Text Available 2-aminophenol (2-AP is a toxic nitrogen-containing aromatic pollutant. Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 possess an amn gene cluster that encodes the 2-AP catabolic pathway. In this report, the functionality of the 2-aminophenol pathway of B. xenovorans strain LB400 was analyzed. The amnRJBACDFEHG cluster located at chromosome 1 encodes the enzymes for the degradation of 2-aminophenol. The absence of habA and habB genes in LB400 genome correlates with its no growth on nitrobenzene. RT-PCR analyses in strain LB400 showed the co-expression of amnJB, amnBAC, amnACD, amnDFE and amnEHG genes, suggesting that the amn cluster is an operon. RT-qPCR showed that the amnB gene expression was highly induced by 2-AP, whereas a basal constitutive expression was observed in glucose, indicating that these amn genes are regulated. We propose that the predicted MarR-type transcriptional regulator encoded by the amnR gene acts as repressor of the amn gene cluster using a MarR-type regulatory binding sequence. This report showed that LB400 resting cells degrade completely 2-AP. The amn gene cluster from strain LB400 is highly identical to the amn gene cluster from P. knackmussi strain B13, which could not grow on 2-AP. However, we demonstrate that B. xenovorans LB400 is able to grow using 2-AP as sole nitrogen source and glucose as sole carbon source. An amnBA (- mutant of strain LB400 was unable to grow with 2-AP as nitrogen source and glucose as carbon source and to degrade 2-AP. This study showed that during LB400 growth on 2-AP this substrate was partially converted into picolinic acid (PA, a well-known antibiotic. The addition of PA at lag or mid-exponential phase inhibited LB400 growth. The MIC of PA for strain LB400 is 2 mM. Overall, these results demonstrate that B. xenovorans strain LB400 posses a functional 2-AP catabolic central pathway, which could lead to the production of picolinic acid.

  5. Alpha-picolinic Acid Activates Diverse Defense Responses of Salicylic Acid-, Jasmonic Acid/Ethylene- and Ca2 -dependent Pathways in Arabidopsis and Rice Suspension Cells

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    ZHANGHai-Kuo; ZHANGXin; LIQun; HEZu-Hua


    Alpha-picolinic acid (PA) is an apoptosis inducer in animal cells, and could elicit hypersensitiv eresponse (HR) in rice, a monocotyledonous model plant. Here we report that PA is an HR inducer in plants. It induced HR in Arabidopsis, a dicotyledonous model plant, including the oxidative burst and cell death. We investigated defense signal transduction activated by PA through marker genes of particular defense pathways in Arabidopsis. The result indicated that both the salicylic acid-dependent and jasmonic acid/ethylene-dependent pathways were activated by PA, in which the marker defense genes PR-1, PR-2 and PDF 1.2 were all induced in dose-dependent and time-course manners. We also observed that the PAinduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in rice suspension cells was Ca2+-dependent. Together with our previous studies of PA-induced defense activation in rice, we conclude that PA acts as a nonspecific elicitor in plant defense and has a potential utilization in cellular model establishment of systemicac quired resistance (SAR) activation.

  6. The reaction of [Fe(pic)3] with hydrogen peroxide: a UV-visible and EPR spectroscopic study (Hpic = picolinic acid). (United States)

    Jain, Sneh L; Bhattacharyya, Pravat


    The Gif family of catalysts, based on an iron salt and O2 or H2O2 in pyridine, allows the oxygenation of cyclic saturated hydrocarbons to ketones and alcohols under mild conditions. The reaction between [Fe(pic)3] and hydrogen peroxide in pyridine under GoAgg(III)(Fe(III)/Hpic catalyst) conditions was investigated by UV-visible spectrophotometry. Reactions were monitored at 430 and 520 nm over periods ranging from a few minutes to several hours at 20 degrees C. A number of kinetically stable intermediates were detected, and their relevance to the processes involved in the assembly of the active GoAgg(III) catalyst was determined by measuring the kinetics in the presence and absence of cyclohexane. EPR measurements at 110 K using hydrogen peroxide and t-BuOOH as oxidants were used to further probe these intermediates. Our results indicate that in wet pyridine [Fe(pic)3] undergoes reversible dissociation of one picolinate ligand, establishing an equilibrium with [Fe(pic)2(py)(OH)]. Addition of aqueous hydrogen peroxide rapidly generates the high-spin complex [Fe(pic)2(py)(eta1-OOH)] from the labilised hydroxy species. Subsequently the hydroperoxy species undergoes homolysis of the Fe-O bond, generating HOO. and [Fe(pic)2(py)2], the active oxygenation catalyst.

  7. Anti-diabetic activity of chromium picolinate and biotin in rats with type 2 diabetes induced by high-fat diet and streptozotocin. (United States)

    Sahin, Kazim; Tuzcu, Mehmet; Orhan, Cemal; Sahin, Nurhan; Kucuk, Osman; Ozercan, Ibrahim H; Juturu, Vijaya; Komorowski, James R


    The objective of the present study was to evaluate anti-diabetic effects of chromium picolinate (CrPic) and biotin supplementations in type 2 diabetic rats. The type 2 diabetic rat model was induced by high-fat diet (HFD) and low-dose streptozotocin. The rats were divided into five groups as follows: (1) non-diabetic rats fed a regular diet; (2) diabetic rats fed a HFD; (3) diabetic rats fed a HFD and supplemented with CrPic (80 μg/kg body weight (BW) per d); (4) diabetic rats fed a HFD and supplemented with biotin (300 μg/kg BW per d); (5) diabetic rats fed a HFD and supplemented with both CrPic and biotin. Circulating glucose, cortisol, total cholesterol, TAG, NEFA and malondialdehyde concentrations decreased (Padipose tissue and phosphorylated insulin receptor substrate 1 (p-IRS-1) expression of liver, kidney and muscle tissues, while the supplements increased (Ptissues. Expression of NF-κB in the liver and kidney was greater in diabetic rats fed a HFD, as compared with rats fed a regular diet (P< 0·01). The supplements decreased the expression of NF-κB in diabetic rats (P< 0·05). Results of the present study revealed that supplementing CrPic and biotin alone or in a combination exerts anti-diabetic activities, probably through modulation of PPAR-γ, IRS-1 and NF-κB proteins.

  8. Alpha-picolinic acid,a fungal toxin and mammal apoptosis-inducing agent,elicits hypersensitive-like response and enhances disease resistance in rice

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    Hai Kuo ZHANG; Xin ZHANG; Bi Zeng MAO; Qun LI; Zu Hua HE


    Alpha-picolinic acid (PA),a metabolite of tryptophan and an inducer of apoptosis in the animal cell,has been reported to be a toxin produced by some of plant fungal pathogens and used in screening for disease resistant mutants. Here,we report that PA is an efficient apoptosis agent triggering cell death of hypersensitive-like response in planta. Confirmed by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS),rice suspension cells and leaves exhibited programmed cell death induced by PA. The PA-induced cell death was associated with the accumulation of reactive oxygen species that could be blocked by diphenylene iodonium chloride,indicating that the generation of reactive oxygen species was NADPHoxidase dependent. We also demonstrated the induction of rice defense-related genes and subsequent resistant enhancement by PA against the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea. Hence,it was concluded that the PA-stimulated defense response likely involves the onset of the hypersensitive response in rice,which also provides a simple eliciting tool for studying apoptosis in the plant cell.

  9. Dietary supplementation of l-arginine and chromium picolinate in sows during gestation affects the muscle fibre characteristics but not the performance of their progeny. (United States)

    Shi, Zhan; Song, Wentao; Sun, Yuecheng; Wang, Liansheng; Shi, Baoming; Shan, Anshan; Bi, Zhongpeng


    The present study investigated the effects of dietary supplementation of l-arginine and chromium picolinate (CrP) in sows during gestation on muscle fibre characteristics, performance and carcass characteristics of their progeny. Sixty healthy sows were randomly divided into four groups as a 2 × 2 factorial experiment design: one group received the control diet, another received the control diet + 10 g kg(-1) l-arginine, the third group received the control diet + 400 ppb CrP, and the fourth group received the control diet + 10 g kg(-1) l-arginine and 400 ppb CrP. The results showed that sows fed the diet supplemented with CrP produced progeny with higher muscle fibre numbers at birth, weaning and slaughter compared to sows fed the control diet. For mean fibre areas, the same result was found at weaning. For progeny of sows fed diets supplemented with l-arginine, only higher muscle fibre numbers at slaughter was observed. Almost no differences were observed regarding average daily gains, average daily feed intake, gain-to-feed ratios, carcass and meat traits. The results of the present study indicate that dietary supplementation of l-arginine and particularly CrP in sows during gestation alters muscle fibre numbers in their offspring, although not their performance or carcass characteristics. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  10. EFSA NDA Panel (EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies), 2014. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to a combination of L-threonine, L-valine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-lysine plus chromium picolinate and reduction of post-prandial glycaemic

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    on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to a combination of L-threonine, L-valine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-lysine plus chromium picolinate and reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses. The Panel considers that the food is sufficiently characterised. The target population proposed...... not been established between the consumption of the food, a combination of L-threonine, L-valine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-lysine plus chromium picolinate, and a beneficial physiological effect for the target population....

  11. Advances in the synthesis of 3-picoline via acrolein/ammonia reaction%丙烯醛/氨反应制备3-甲基吡啶的研究进展

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    张弦; 晁自胜; 黄登高; 罗才武; 刘伟; 王开明; 潘金钢


    综述了丙烯醛/氨反应制备3-甲基吡啶的方法,主要包括液相釜式反应法、气相固定床反应法和气相流化床反应法3种。介绍了这些方法的工艺特点,评述了其优缺点及所涉及的催化剂。对丙烯醛/氨反应制备3-甲基吡啶过程所需要着重解决的问题进行了归纳总结。并简介了3-甲基吡啶的合成机理。同时,对于丙烯醛/氨反应制备3-甲基吡啶技术的发展前景也进行了展望,认为介孔材料和固体酸催化剂应用于该反应及合成机理的深入研究是未来的发展方向之一。%This paper reviewed the synthesis of 3-picoline via the reaction between acrolein and ammonia. It was reported up to now that there are mainly three approaches for the synthesis of 3-picoline from the reaction of acrolein with ammonia, i.e., the liquid-phase reaction in stirring tank reactor, the gas-phase reaction in fixed-bed reactor and the gas-phase reaction in fluidized-bed reactor. The paper described the general features of these reaction processes, with comments on their advantages and disadvantages and the related catalysts. It addressed particularly the key issues in the reaction process of acrolein/ammonia to 3-picoline. The foreground of the mesoporous material and solid acid catalysts applied to the reaction and the mechanism researches of 3-picoline prepared from acrolein were also prospected, the mesoporous material and solid acid catalysts applied to the reaction and the mechanism researches were thought to one of the development direction.

  12. Synergistic effects of conjugated linoleic acid and chromium picolinate improve vascular function and renal pathophysiology in the insulin-resistant JCR:LA-cp rat. (United States)

    Proctor, S D; Kelly, S E; Stanhope, K L; Havel, P J; Russell, J C


    Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a natural constituent of dairy products, specific isomers of which have recently been found to have insulin sensitizing and possible antiobesity actions. Chromium is a micronutrient which, as the picolinate (CrP), has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity in animal models, including the JCR:LA-cp rat. We tested the hypothesis that these agents may have beneficial synergistic effects on the micro- and macrovasculopathy associated with hyperinsulinaemia and early type 2 diabetes. Insulin-resistant cp/cp rats of the JCR:LA-cp strain were treated with mixed isomers of CLA (1.5% w/w in the chow) and/or CrP at 80 microg/kg/day (expressed as Cr) from 4 weeks of age to 12 weeks of age. Plasma insulin, lipid and adiponectin levels, aortic vascular function, renal function and glomerular sclerosis were assessed. CLA administration reduced food intake, body weight and fasting insulin in JCR:LA-cp rats. Plasma adiponectin levels were significantly elevated in rats treated with both CLA and CrP. Aortic hypercontractility was reduced and the relaxant response to the nitric oxide-releasing agent acetylcholine (Ach) was increased in CrP-treated rats. Striking reductions were also observed in the level of urinary albumin and the severity of glomerular sclerosis in rats treated specifically with CLA. CLA and CrP have beneficial effects ameliorating several of the pathophysiologic features of an insulin-resistant rat model. These supplements may be useful adjuncts in the management of patients with the metabolic syndrome and warrant further study.

  13. Effects of dietary chromium picolinate and peppermint essential oil on growth performance and blood biochemical parameters of broiler chicks reared under heat stress conditions (United States)

    Akbari, Mohsen; Torki, Mehran


    A study was conducted using 240 female day-old broiler chicks to evaluate the effects of dietary chromium picolinate (CrPic), peppermint essential oil (, or their combination on growth performance and blood biochemical parameters of female broiler chicks raised under heat stress conditions (HS, 23.9 to 38 °C cycling). Average daily gain (ADG), average daily feed intake (ADFI), and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were obtained from 1 to 42 days of age. Furthermore, at the end of the experiment (day 42), birds were bled to determine some blood biochemical parameters and weighed for final body weight (BW). ADFI, ADG, and BW were not influenced significantly by dietary CrPic and ( P > 0.05). A significant interaction between dietary CrPic and on FCR ( P = 0.012) was detected. FCR significantly decreased in chicks fed the diet including both CrPic and compared with the CrPic group. Significant interaction between dietary and CrPic on serum concentrations of triglycerides, glucose, and albumin were observed ( P 0.05). The serum concentrations of glucose, triglycerides were decreased ( P diet including both CrPic and Plasma chromium (Cr) content increased significantly ( P diet compared with the control group ( P < 0.05). From the results of the present experiment it can be concluded that dietary supplementation with combined and CrPic could have beneficial effects on some blood biochemical parameters of female chicks reared under heat stress conditions.

  14. Effect of chromium picolinate and melatonin either in single or in a combination in high carbohydrate diet-fed male Wistar rats. (United States)

    Doddigarla, Zephy; Ahmad, Jamal; Parwez, Iqbal


    This study is designed to know the effects of chromium picolinate (CrPic) and melatonin (Mel) each alone and in a combination on high carbohydrate diet-fed (HCD-fed) male Wistar rats that exhibit insulin resistance (IR), hyperglycemia, and oxidative stress. Wistar rats have been categorized into five groups. Each group consisted of six male Wistar rats, control rats (group I), HCD (group II), HCD + CrPic (group III), HCD + Mel (group IV), and HCD + CrPic + Mel (group V). Insignificant differences were observed in serum levels of superoxide dismutase, nitric oxide, and zinc in group III, group IV, and group V when each group was compared with group II rats respectively. Significant differences were observed in group III, group IV, and group V when each group was compared with group II in homeostasis model assessment-estimated IR (P < 0.05, <0.0.05, <0.05), and in the levels of blood glucose (P < 0.05, <0.0.05, <0.05), total cholesterol (P < 0.05, <0.001, <0.001), triacylglycerols (<0.05, <0.001, <0.001), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (P < 0.05, <0.001, <0.001), malondialdehyde (P < 0.05, <0.05, <0.001), catalase (P <0.05, <0.05, <0.05), glutathione (P < 0.05, <0.05, <0.05), Mel (P < 0.05, <0.05, <0.001), and copper (P < 0.05, <0.05, < 0.001). In view of these results, HCD-fed male Wistar rats that are destined to attain IR and T2DM through diet can be prevented by giving CrPic and Mel administration in alone or in a combination.

  15. A Double-Blind, Randomized Pilot Trial of Chromium Picolinate for Overweight Individuals with Binge-Eating Disorder: Effects on Glucose Regulation. (United States)

    Sala, Margarita; Breithaupt, Lauren; Bulik, Cynthia M; Hamer, Robert M; La Via, Maria C; Brownley, Kimberly A


    Chromium treatment has been shown to improve glucose regulation in some populations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether chromium picolinate (CrPic) supplementation improves glucose regulation in overweight individuals with binge-eating disorder (BED). In this double-blinded randomized pilot trial, participants (N = 24) were randomized to high (HIGH, 1000 mcg/day, n = 8) or moderate (MOD, 600 mcg/day, n = 9) dose of CrPic or placebo (PL, n = 7) for 6 months. Participants completed an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months. Fixed effects models were used to estimate mean change in glucose area under the curve (AUC), insulinAUC, and insulin sensitivity index (ISI). Results revealed a significant group and time interaction (p < 0.04) for glucoseAUC, with glucoseAUC increasing significantly in the PL group (p < 0.02) but decreasing significantly in the MOD group (p < 0.03) at 6 months. InsulinAUC increased significantly over time (main effect, p < 0.02), whereas ISI decreased significantly over time (main effect, p < 0.03). As anticipated, a moderate dose of CrPic was associated with improved glycemic control, whereas PL was associated with decreased glycemic control. It was unexpected that the improved glycemic control seen in the MOD dose group was not seen in the HIGH dose group. However, although participants randomized to the HIGH dose group did not have improved glycemic control, they had better glycemic control than participants randomized to the PL group. These findings support the need for larger trials.

  16. Oral chromium picolinate improves carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and enhances skeletal muscle Glut-4 translocation in obese, hyperinsulinemic (JCR-LA corpulent) rats. (United States)

    Cefalu, William T; Wang, Zhong Q; Zhang, Xian H; Baldor, Linda C; Russell, James C


    Human studies suggest that chromium picolinate (CrPic) decreases insulin levels and improves glucose disposal in obese and type 2 diabetic populations. To evaluate whether CrPic may aid in treatment of the insulin resistance syndrome, we assessed its effects in JCR:LA-corpulent rats, a model of this syndrome. Male lean and obese hyperinsulinemic rats were randomly assigned to receive oral CrPic [80 microg/(kg. d); n = 5 or 6, respectively) in water or to control conditions (water, n = 5). After 3 mo, a 120-min intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test (IPGTT) and a 30-min insulin tolerance test were performed. Obese rats administered CrPic had significantly lower fasting insulin levels (1848 +/- 102 vs. 2688 +/- 234 pmol/L; P < 0.001; mean +/- SEM) and significantly improved glucose disappearance (P < 0.001) compared with obese controls. Glucose and insulin areas under the curve for IPGTT were significantly less for obese CrPic-treated rats than in obese controls (P < 0.001). Obese CrPic-treated rats had lower plasma total cholesterol (3.57 +/- 0.28 vs. 4.11 +/- 0.47 mmol/L, P < 0.05) and higher HDL cholesterol levels (1.92 +/- 0.09 vs. 1.37 +/- 0.36 mmol/L, P < 0.01) than obese controls. CrPic did not alter plasma glucose or cholesterol levels in lean rats. Total skeletal muscle glucose transporter (Glut)-4 did not differ among groups; however, CrPic significantly enhanced membrane-associated Glut-4 in obese rats after insulin stimulation. Thus, CrPic supplementation enhances insulin sensitivity and glucose disappearance, and improves lipids in male obese hyperinsulinemic JCR:LA-corpulent rats.

  17. Solid state synthesis, spectroscopic and X-ray studies of metal complexes of 2-picolinic acid and vapochromic behavior of [Co(Pic)2(H2O)2]·2H2O (United States)

    Tella, Adedibu C.; Oladipo, Adetola C.; Adeyemi, Olalere G.; Oluwafemi, Oluwatobi S.; Oguntoye, Stephen O.; Alimi, Lukman O.; Ajayi, Joseph T.; Degni, Sylvestre K.


    Three compounds, [Cu(Pic)2(H2O)] (1a), [M(Pic)2(H2O)2]·2H2O] (M=Co (2a), Zn (3a), Pic = 2-picolinic acid) were obtained by solvent-free synthesis through grinding of metal acetate salt with 2-picolinic acid. Favorable comparison of solvent-free with solution based method of 1b, 2b and 3b was observed. Good resemblance of identity of compounds obtained through the two methods was confirmed by elemental analysis, spectroscopic techniques (UV-Vis and FTIR), TGA and PXRD. The single crystal diffraction data for [Co(Pic)2(H2O)2]·2H2O obtained from the Cambridge structure database (CSD), its PXRD simulated patterns closely matched that of complex 2a by solvent-free synthesis. Vapochromic behavior of this complex was studied using colour change, FT-IR, TGA, PXRD and solid state UV-visible spectroscopies. This complex generated specific colour which is also evident in the shifting of the vibrational frequencies (νO-H and ν C=O bands). The resulting inclusion compounds have different colours depending on the solvent used. In addition, exposure of the resultant inclusion compounds to ambient environment or heating for a few minutes regenerate the original material without degradation even after exposure/heating cycles as evident from TGA/DTG thermograms.

  18. Preparation Process of 3-Picoline by Mild Liquid Phase Reaction of Acrolein%丙烯醛温和液相反应制备3-甲基吡啶

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    王开明; 潘金钢; 王展旭; 李国强


    This paper is to report an optimum preparation process of 3-picoline by mild liquid phase reaction of acrolein based on single factor design method. The reaction was carried out in the solvent of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether at 140 ℃ of temperature for 1 h,the mole ratio of acrolein and acetic ammonium and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether being 1:8:33, the mass ratio of acrolein and catalyst SO42-/TiO2-HZSM-5 being 1:1. 4, and the mass percent of acrolein in n-butyric acid being 15%. Under the optimized conditions, the conversion rate of acrolein reached 100% and the yield of the selectivity of 3-picoline reached 49. 92% .%以丙烯醛为原料,通过单因素实验,建立了优化的温和液相反应条件,合成3-甲基吡啶的优化工艺条件为:以乙二醇单丁醚为溶剂,反应温度140℃,料比n(丙烯醛)∶n(乙二醇单丁醚)∶n(乙酸铵)=1∶33∶8,以正丁酸为稀释剂配成w(丙烯醛)=15%的正丁酸溶液,m(丙烯醛)∶m(SO2-4/TiO2-HZSM-5)=1∶1.4.在优化条件下,实现了丙烯醛转化率100%,3-甲基吡啶选择性49.92%.

  19. Design and construction of two rare aqua bridged copper (II) coordination polymers through mixed ligand strategy: Synthesis, characterization and single crystal X-ray structure determination of [Cu(2-iodobenzoate)2(β/γ-picoline)2(μ-H2O)]n (United States)

    Kumar, Santosh; Sharma, Raj Pal; Saini, Anju; Venugopalan, Paloth; Ferretti, Valeria


    Reaction of hydrated copper (II) 2-iodobenzoate with β/γ-picoline in methanol:water mixture (4:1, v/v) yielded two rare aqua bridged zig-zag polymers [Cu(2-iodobenzoate)2(β-picoline)2(μ-H2O)]n; 1 and [Cu(2-iodobenzoate)2(γ-picoline)2(μ-H2O)]n; 2. The newly synthesized complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray structure determination. Complex 1 crystallized in monoclinic crystal system with C2/c space group, and complex 2 crystallized in triclinic crystal system with P 1 ‾ space group. X-ray structure determination revealed the presence of 1-dimensional chains of constituent molecules running along a-axis in both complexes. Water molecules act as bridges between constituent molecules and hence play a crucial role in 1-dimensional chain propagation in zig-zag manner. Empty channels have been observed between the zig-zag chains of complexes. Non-covalent interactions interactions such as O-H⋯O, C-H⋯O and C-H⋯π have been observed, which play a decisive role in the stabilization of crystal lattices in both complexes 1 and 2.

  20. Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Reversible Transformations Induced by Thermal Dehydration in Keggin-Type Polyoxometalates Decorated with Copper(II-Picolinate Complexes: The Structure Directing Role of Guanidinium

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    Full Text Available Three new hybrid inorganic-metalorganic compounds containing Keggin-type polyoxometalates, neutral copper(II-picolinate complexes and guanidinium cations have been synthesized in bench conditions and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction: the isostructural [C(NH23]4[{XW12O40}{Cu2(pic4}]·[Cu2(pic4(H2O]2·6H2O [X = Si (1, Ge (3] and [C(NH23]8[{SiW12O40}2{Cu(pic2}3{Cu2(pic4(H2O}2]·8H2O (2. The three compounds show a pronounced two-dimensional character owing to the structure-directing role of guanidinium. In 1 and 3, layers of [{XW12O40}{Cu2(pic4}]n4n− hybrid POM chains and layers of [Cu2(pic4(H2O] complexes and [C(NH23]+ cations pack alternately along the z axis. The hydrogen-bonding network established by guanidinium leads to a trihexagonal tiling arrangement of all copper(II-picolinate species. In contrast, layers of [C(NH23]+-linked [{SiW12O40}2{Cu(pic2}3]n8n− double chains where each Keggin cluster displays a {Cu2(pic4(H2O} moiety pointing at the intralamellar space are observed in 2. The thermal stability of 1–3 has been studied by thermogravimetric analyses and variable temperature powder X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1 and 3 undergo single-crystal to single-crystal transformations promoted by reversible dehydration processes and the structures of the corresponding anhydrous phases 1a and 3a have been established. Despite the fact that the [Cu2(pic4(H2O] dimeric complexes split into [Cu(pic2] monomers upon dehydration, the packing remains almost unaltered thanks to the preservation of the hydrogen-bonding network established by guanidinium and its associated Kagome-type lattice. Splitting of the dimeric complexes has been correlated with the electron paramagnetic resonance spectra.

  1. Synthesis, characterization and a thermal (TG-DSC study of gadolinium and lutetium methanesulfonate coordination compounds with pyridine-N-oxide and 2-, 3- and 4-picoline-N-oxides

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    Full Text Available The synthesis, characterization and a thermal (TG and DSC study of the coordination compounds Gd(MS3·(py-NO2, Gd(MS3·(2-picNO2, Gd(MS3·(3-picNO2, Gd(MS3·(4-picNO2, Lu(MS3·(py-NO2·2H2O, Lu(MS3·(2-picNO1.5·H2O, Lu(MS3·(3-picNO and Lu(MS3·(4-picNO2 are reported (MS = methanesulfonate, py-NO = pyridine-N-oxide, 2-picNO, 3-picNo and 4-picNO are 2-, 3- and 4-picoline-N-oxides, respectively. The observed thermal stability trend is: 2-picNO < py-NO < 4-picNO < 3-picNO for Gd and 2-picNO < 4-picNO < 3-picNO < py-NO for Lu. It was shown that the release of ligand molecules (endothermic is followed by the thermal degradation of the ligands (exothermic.

  2. Synthesis, X-Ray crystal structure, photophysical characterization and nonlinear optical properties of the unique manganese complex with picolinate and 1,10 phenantroline: toward the designing of new high NLO response crystal (United States)

    Tamer, Ömer; Avcı, Davut; Atalay, Yusuf


    The first manganese complex of picolinic acid (also known as 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid) and 1,10 phenantroline has been synthesized, and its structure has been fully characterized by means of X-Ray diffraction method as well as FT-IR, Raman and UV-vis spectroscopies. In order to provide a deep understanding about the relation among the nonlinear optical properties, structural, spectroscopic and electronic behaviors, density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been performed by using hybrid B3LYP level. The intensive interactions between the bonding orbitals of donor O/N atoms and antibonding orbitals of Mn(II) lone pairs confirm the X-Ray diffraction results. Each of the conditions such as small energy gap between HOMO and LUMO, high energy second order perturbation interaction, elongation of conjugated π system and high spin Mn(II) ion induce the first static hyperpolarizability (β) parameter of investigated complex. The β parameter for [Mn(pic)2(phen)]·H2O complex has been found to be approximately 22 times higher than p-nitroaniline.

  3. Synthesis, characterization and a thermal (TG-DSC) study of gadolinium and lutetium methanesulfonate coordination compounds with pyridine-N-oxide and 2-, 3- and 4-picoline-N-oxides




    The synthesis, characterization and a thermal (TG and DSC) study of the coordination compounds Gd(MS)3·(py-NO)2, Gd(MS)3·(2-picNO)2, Gd(MS)3·(3-picNO)2, Gd(MS)3·(4-picNO)2, Lu(MS)3·(py-NO)2·2H2O, Lu(MS)3·(2-picNO)1.5·H2O, Lu(MS)3·(3-picNO) and Lu(MS)3·(4-picNO)2 are reported (MS = methanesulfonate, py-NO = pyridine-N-oxide, 2-picNO, 3-picNo and 4-picNO are 2-, 3- and 4-picoline-N-oxides, respectively). The observed thermal stability trend is: 2-picNO < py-NO < 4-picNO < 3-picNO for Gd and 2-p...

  4. Enantiomeric in vitro DNA binding, pBR322 DNA cleavage and molecular docking studies of chiral L- and D-ternary copper(II) complexes of histidine and picolinic acid. (United States)

    Parveen, Shazia; Arjmand, Farukh; Ahmad, Iqbal


    Novel chiral ternary Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes of l/d-histidine and picolinic acid, 1 and 2(a and b) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance and spectroscopic data (IR, NMR, EPR, UV-vis). In vitro DNA binding profile of both Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes have been investigated by UV-vis titrations, while fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism and viscosity measurements were carried out for Cu(II) complexes 1(a and b). Both the enantiomers of 1 and 2(a and b) bind to CT DNA via electrostatic interactions and the intrinsic binding constant, Kb values for complexes 1 and 2(a and b) were found to be 5.6×10(4), 9.8×10(3), 8.2×10(3) and 6.7×10(3)M(-1), respectively suggesting greater binding propensity of l-form of Cu(II) complex 1a. The DNA cleavage activity of complexes 1(a and b), investigated by agarose gel electrophoresis suggested an oxidative pathway for DNA cleavage. Further, the molecular docking studies of complexes 1(a and b) were carried out with B-DNA revealing that the complexes bind to the adenine-thymine residues in the minor groove of the DNA. The resulting binding energies of docked metal complexes 1(a and b) were found to be -265.1 and -218.9KJmol(-1), respectively. Furthermore, enantiomeric complexes 1 and 2(a and b) were screened for in vitro antimicrobial activity.

  5. Chromium picolinate and chromium histidinate protects against renal dysfunction by modulation of NF-κB pathway in high-fat diet fed and Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Diabetic nephropathy is one of major complications of diabetes mellitus. Although chromium is an essential element for carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, its effects on diabetic nephropathy are not well understood. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of chromium picolinate (CrPic and chromium histidinate (CrHis on nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB and nuclear factor-E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2 pathway in the rat kidney. Methods Male Wistar rats were divided into six groups. Group I received a standard diet (8% fat and served as a control; Group II was fed with a standard diet and received CrPic; Group III was fed with a standard diet and received CrHis; Group IV received a high fat diet (HFD, 40% fat for 2 weeks and then were injected with streptozotocin (STZ (HFD/STZ; Group V was treated as group IV (HFD/STZ but supplemented with CrPic for 12 weeks. Group VI was treated as group IV (HFD/STZ but supplemented with CrHis. Results The increased NF-κβ p65 in the HFD/STZ group was inhibited by CrPic and CrHis supplementation (P P P Conclusion Our result show that in kidney tissue CrHis/CrPic increases Nrf2 level, parallelly decreases NF-κB and partially restores IκBα levels in HFD/STZ group, suggesting that CrPic and CrHis may play a role in antioxidant defense system via the Nrf2 pathway by reducing inflammation through NF-κβ p65 inhibition. Moreover, a greater reduction in NF-κB expression and greater increases in expressions of IκBα and Nrf2 in diabetic rats supplemented with CrHis than rats supplemented with CrPic suggest that CrHis has more favorable effects than CrPic.

  6. Manganese(II chelates of bioinorganic and medicinal relevance: Synthesis, characterization, antibacterial activity and 3D-molecular modeling of some penta-coordinated manganese(II chelates in O,N-donor coordination matrix of β-diketoenolates and picolinate

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    Full Text Available Four new mixed-ligand complexes of manganese(II of the composition [Mn(pa(L(H2O], where paH = picolinic acid and LH = acetoacetanilide (aaH, o-acetoacetanisidide (o-aansH, o-acetoacetotoluidide (o-aatdH or ethylacetoacetate (eacacH, have been synthesized by the interaction of MnCl2·4H2O with the said ligands in aqueous-ethanol medium. The complexes so obtained have been characterized on the basis of elemental analyses, molar conductance and magnetic measurements, thermogravimetric analyses, mass, EPR, infrared and electronic spectral studies. Synthesized complexes have shown significantly greater antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholera than ligands. The 3D-molecular modeling and analysis for bond lengths and bond angles have also been carried out for one of the representative compound [Mn(pa(aa(H2O] (1 to substantiate the proposed structures.


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    2Govindammal Aditanar College for Women, Tiruchendur, India. (Received ... variety of biological media including cell culture supernatants, blood serum [3], .... constants obtained using the relation k2 = k1/[PSAA] are not found to be constant.

  8. 丙烯醇催化氨化合成3-甲基吡啶催化剂的制备及性能%Preparation and performance of Zn/H-ZSM-5 catalyst for catalytic amination of allyl alcohol to 3-picoline

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    马天奇; 魏天宇; 骈岩杰; 张月成; 赵继全


    采用浸渍法制备了一系列H-ZSM-5分子筛负载过渡金属锌催化剂,在固定床反应器上考察了这些催化剂对丙烯醇催化氨化合成3-甲基吡啶的催化性能。通过对 H-ZSM-5的硅铝比、锌负载量对催化剂催化性能影响的考察,发现硅铝比为80、锌负载量为12%时得到的催化剂Zn12/H-ZSM-5(80)的催化性能最佳。在常压、反应温度420℃、氨醇摩尔比3:1、空速300 h-1条件下,丙烯醇在该催化剂上的转化率和3-甲基吡啶的选择性分别达到97.8%和37.9%。利用X射线衍射(XRD)、X射线光电子能谱(XPS)以及吡啶吸附红外对催化剂进行了表征,结果表明,Zn12/H-ZSM-5(80)上负载的Zn2+为L酸;在丙烯醇生成3-甲基吡啶的反应过程中催化剂的脱氢活性物种为氧化锌,而加成和环合反应则主要是由催化剂中的L酸催化实现的。%H-ZSM-5 supported zinc catalysts were prepared by impregnation method, and their catalytic performances for amination of allyl alcohol to 3-picoline were evaluated in a fixed-bed reactor. It is found that the catalyst Zn12/H-ZSM-5(80) (H-ZSM-5 with 80 silicon/aluminum (Si/Al) ratio and zinc loading of 12%) shows the best performance among all the studied catalysts. 97.8%conversion of allyl alcohol and 37.9%selectivity toward 3-picoline are obtained on this catalyst using reaction conditions:atmospheric pressure, at 420℃, ammonia/allyl alcohol mole ratio 3:1 and gas hour space velocity 300 h-1. The characterization results, obtained by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and FT-IR of absorbed pyridine, indicate that zinc on Zn12/H-ZSM-5(80) is Zn2+, there is Lewis acid on HZSM-5. In 3-picoline formation, ZnO provides active sites of dehydrogenation reaction, and addition and cyclization reactions are mainly catalyzed by the Lewis acid.

  9. 吡啶羧酸铬对育成期笼养蛋鸭生长性能和血液生化指标的影响%Effects of dietary chromium picolinate level on growth performance and blood biochemical indices of caged growing laying ducks

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      试验旨在研究饲粮铬水平对育成期笼养蛋鸭生长性能、血液生化指标的影响。试验采用单因素完全随机分组设计,选择健康28日龄金定蛋鸭180只,随机分成5组,每组6个重复,每个重复6只鸭。对照组(Ⅰ组)饲喂玉米-豆粕型基础饲粮,试验组(Ⅱ~Ⅴ组)分别在基础饲粮中添加0.15、0.30、0.45、0.60 mg/kg铬(吡啶羧酸铬),试验期6周。结果表明:①在饲粮中添加铬(吡啶羧酸铬)对笼养蛋鸭的日增重影响差异显著(P0.05);②一定量的铬(吡啶羧酸铬)对笼养蛋鸭的血糖、总胆固醇、甘油三酯产生显著影响(P0.05). ②The contents of serum GLU, TC and TG were reduced significantly (P<0.05) and the contents of se⁃rum TP and ALB were increased significantly with supplemental chromium as chromium pico⁃linate(P<0.05)in caged growing laying ducks. Meanwhile, the contents of serum BUN were also reduced significantly(P<0.05). The results indicated that the optimum adding level of chromi⁃um as chromium picolinate was 0.297 0~0.422 5 mg/kg by fitting a quadratic regression curve.

  10. Effect of Chromium Picolinate on Ca2+ Concentration of Lymphocyte and Immune Response from Heat Stress Broiler Chickens%吡啶甲酸铬对热应激肉鸡淋巴细胞钙离子浓度及免疫功能的影响

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    韩爱云; 张敏红; 冯京海


    The experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of chromium picolinate (CrPic) on Ca2+ concentration of lymphocyte and immune response from heat stress broiler chickens. Three hundred 1-day-old Arbor Acres male broiler chickens were randomly allotted to 5 treatments (Ⅰ-Ⅴ), each treatment represented by 5 replicates of 12 birds each. At 15-day-old, the broilers in treatment Ⅰ -Ⅳ were pre-fed 0, 400,800,1 200 μg · kg-1 Cr of diet for 2 weeks, then they were housed in 3 controlled environment chambers with daily high cyclic temperature (27 ℃ — 35 ℃—27℃) for 14 d, the broilers in treatment V were kept in 22 ℃ as the control group. The result shows that supplemental chromium (800-1 200 μg · Kg-1 Cr) decreased serum insulin concentration, supressed the increasement of the lymphocytes [Ca2+]; and IL-2 concentration, increased the lymphocyte proliferation. The results sugget that the CrPic could alleviate the negative effect of heat stress on the cellular immune response of heat stress broiler chickens.%旨在研究吡啶甲酸铬(CrPic)对热应激条件下肉鸡淋巴细胞钙离子浓度及免疫功能指标的影响.本研究选择1日龄AA肉公鸡300只,随机分为5个组(Ⅰ~Ⅴ),每组5个重复,每个重复12只鸡.在15日龄时,试验Ⅰ~Ⅳ组肉鸡分别饲喂含0、400、800、1 200 μg· kg1 Cr的日粮2周后,再进行日循环高温(27℃-35℃-27℃)处理2周,试验Ⅴ组肉鸡则维持恒温22℃作为适温对照组.结果显示,日粮补铬(800~1 200 μg· kg-1)可显著降低热应激肉鸡血浆中的胰岛素水平,抑制淋巴细胞内钙离子浓度和IL-2浓度升高,提高淋巴细胞转化率.表明高温条件下,日粮添加CrPic可缓解热应激对肉鸡细胞免疫功能造成的负面影响.

  11. Hydroxycholesterol Levels in the Serum and Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Neuromyelitis Optica Revealed by LC-Ag+CIS/MS/MS and LC-ESI/MS/MS with Picolinic Derivatization: Increased Levels and Association with Disability during Acute Attack (United States)

    Park, Ki Duk; Park, Kyung Seok; Lee, Kwang-Woo; Kim, Sung-Min; Lee, Jaeick


    Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Hydroxycholesterols (OHCs), metabolites of CNS cholesterol, are involved in diverse cellular responses to inflammation and demyelination, and may also be involved in the pathogenesis of NMO. We aimed to develop a sensitive and reliable method for the quantitative analysis of three major OHCs (24S-, 25-, and 27-OHCs), and to evaluate their concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of patients with NMO. The levels of the three OHCs in the serum and CSF were measured using liquid chromatography-silver ion coordination ionspray tandem mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry with picolinyl ester derivatization, respectively. The linear range was 5–250 ng/mL for 24S- and 27-OHC, and 0.5–25 ng/mL for 25-OHC in serum, and was 0.1–5 ng/mL for 24S- and 27-OHC, and 0.03–1 ng/mL for 25-OHC in CSF. Precision and accuracy were 0.5%–14.7% and 92.5%–109.7%, respectively, in serum, and were 0.8%–7.7% and 94.5%–119.2%, respectively, in CSF. Extraction recovery was 82.7%–90.7% in serum and 68.4%–105.0% in CSF. When analyzed in 26 NMO patients and 23 control patients, the 25-OHC (0.54 ± 0.96 ng/mL vs. 0.09 ± 0.04 ng/mL, p = 0.032) and 27-OHC (2.68 ± 3.18 ng/mL vs. 0.68 ± 0.25 ng/mL, p = 0.005) were increased in the CSF from NMO patients. When we measured the OHCCSF index that controls the effects of blood–brain barrier disruption on the level of OHC in the CSF, the 27-OHCCSF index was associated with disability (0.723; 95% confidence interval (CI)– 0.181, 0.620; p = 0.002), while the 24-OHCCSF index (0.518; 95% CI– 1.070, 38.121; p = 0.040) and 25-OHCCSF index (0.677; 95% CI– 4.313, 18.532; p = 0.004) were associated with the number of white blood cells in the CSF of NMO patients. Our results imply that OHCs in the CNS could play a role in the pathogenesis of NMO. PMID:27942009

  12. Repercusiones del picolinato de cromo en el metabolismo proteico en función de la edad Repercussions of chromium picolinate in the protein metabolism based on the age


    M. J. González Muñoz; I. Meseguer; M. C. Martínez Para; Aguilar, M.V.; A. Bernao


    Antecedentes: Comercializado como suplemento dietético, el picolinato de cromo ha sido promocionado como constructor muscular y como un agente de pérdida de peso, al incrementar el músculo esquelético por su acción sobre la insulina. Objetivo: En este estudio se ha evaluado el efecto que, la suplementación de la dieta de ratas en distintas etapas de crecimiento (infantil y puberal), con 500 µg Cr/día en forma de picolinato de cromo (12 días), tiene sobre su crecimiento y utilización pro...

  13. 耐力训练与铬盐干预对糖尿病大鼠代谢的影响%The Integrated Effects of Endurance Training and Chromium Picolinate Interventions on Streptozotocin-Diabetic Rats

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    吴昊; 黎健冰; 冯美云



  14. Complexing properties of amide oxime of picolinic acid (APA). 1. Investigation of the APA-/sup 99/Tc reaction and of the biological distribution of /sup 99m/Tc-APA complex

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    Oginski, M.; Zommer-Urbanska, S.; Joachimiak, J.; Koniarek, B. (Akademia Medyczna, Lodz (Poland))


    As a result of APA labelling with /sup 99m/Tc reduced by SnCl/sub 2/ at pH 1.9 about 90% of the /sup 99m/Tc-APA complex was obtained. Experiments in vivo were carried out on 10 Swiss mice with implanted Ehrlich tumor. After 8 days the /sup 99m/Tc-APA complex was administered i.p. The ADF ratio tumor:blood was 2.5. Renoscintigraphy showed that the decline of renal activity in the stage when excretion prevailed (phase III) was slow and of the cumulative nature. Simple synthesis, labelling and low toxicity of APA are the factors that advocate further experiments in investigating its usefulness for diagnostics.

  15. Synthesis, Characterization, and Structural Assessment of Ni(II Complexes Derived from Bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehydesuccinoyldihydrazone

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    Mithun Chakrabarty


    Full Text Available The monometallic nickel(II complexes [Ni(H2nsh(A2]·nH2O (where A = water (H2O, n=0 (1; pyridine (py, n=2 (2; 2-picoline(2-pic, n=0 (3; 3-picoline(3-pic, n=2 (4; and 4-picoline(4-pic, n=0 (5 and homobimetallic nickel(II complexes [Ni2(nsh(A4]·nH2O (where A = water (H2O, n=1 (6; pyridine (py, n=4 (7; 2-picoline(2-pic, n=4 (8; 3-picoline(3-pic, n=4 (9; and 4-picoline(4-pic, n=4 (10, resp. have been synthesized in methanol from bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehydesuccinoyldihydrazone (H4nsh. The complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance, magnetic moment, and electronic and IR and TGA/DTA spectroscopic studies. The monometallic complexes (1 to (5 are found to have octahedral stereochemistry while complexes (6 to (10 are found to have distorted octahedral stereochemistry in which one of the Ni(II centres is present in N2O2 coordination sphere and another Ni(II centre is bonded to it through phenolate oxygen atoms via oxo-bridging.

  16. Metabolic stability of new anticonvulsants in body fluids and organ homogenates. (United States)

    Marszałek, Dorota; Goldnik, Anna; Pluciński, Franciszek; Mazurek, Aleksander P; Jakubiak, Anna; Lis, Ewa; Tazbir, Piotr; Koziorowska, Agnieszka


    The stability as a function of time of compounds with established anticonvulsant activity: picolinic acid benzylamide (Pic-BZA), picolinic acid 2-fluorobenzylamide (Pic-2-F-BZA), picolinic acid 3-fluorobenzylamide (Pic-3-F-BZA), picolinic acid 4-fluorobenzylamide (Pic-4-F-BZA) and picolinic acid 2-methylbenzylamide (Pic-2-Me-BZA) in body fluids and homogenates of body organs were determined after incubation. It was found that they decompose relatively rapidly in liver and kidney and are stable against enzymes present in body fluids and some organs. These results are consistent with the bond strength expressed as total energy of amide bonds (calculated by quantum chemical methods) in the studied anticonvulsants. The calculated values of the amide bond energy are: 199.4 kcal/mol, 200.2 kcal/mol, 207.5 kcal/mol, 208.4 kcal/mol and 198.2 kcal/mol, respectively. The strength of the amide bonds in the studied anticonvulsants correctly reflects their stability in liver or kidney.

  17. Radionuclide-Chelating Agent Complexes in Low-Level Radioactive Decontamination Waste; Stability, Adsorption and Transport Potential

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    Serne, R. Jeffrey; Cantrell, Cantrell J.; Lindenmeier, Clark W.; Owen, Antionette T.; Kutnyakov, Igor V.; Orr, Robert D.; Felmy, Andrew R.


    Speciation calculations were done to determine whether organic complexants facilitate transport of radionuclides leached from waste buried in soils. EDTA readily mobilizes divalent transition metals and moderately impacts trivalent actinides. Picolinate readily mobilizes only Ni2+ and Co2+. These speciation predictions ignore the influence of soil adsorption and biodegradation that break apart the complexes. In adsorption studies, picolinate concentrations have to be >10-4 M to lower the adsorption of Ni and Co. For Sm(III), Th(IV), Np(V), U(VI), and Pu, the picolinate concentration must be >10-3 M before adsorption decreases. EDTA forms strong complexes with divalent transition metals and can stop adsorption of Ni and Co when EDTA solution concentrations are 10-5 M. EDTA complexes with Np(V), U(VI), and Pu are much weaker; EDTA concentrations would have to be >10-3 M to adversely effects non-transition metal/radionuclide adsorption. Most picolinate and ETDA-metal complexes appear to readily dissociate during interactions with soils. The enhanced migration of radionuclide-organic complexes may be limited to a few unique conditions. We recommend that mixtures of metal/radionuclides and EDTA should not be solidified or co-disposed with high pH materials such as cement. For weaker binding organic complexants, such as picolinate, citrate and oxalate, co-disposal of decontamination wastes and concrete should be acceptable.

  18. Type 2 diabetic rats on diet supplemented with chromium malate show improved glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzyme levels and lipid metabolism.

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    Weiwei Feng

    Full Text Available Our previous study showed that chromium malate improved the regulation of blood glucose in mice with alloxan-induced diabetes. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzymes and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetic rats. Our results showed that fasting blood glucose, serum insulin level, insulin resistance index and C-peptide level in the high dose group had a significant downward trend when compared with the model group, chromium picolinate group and chromium trichloride group. The hepatic glycogen, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, glucokinase, Glut4, phosphor-AMPKβ1 and Akt levels in the high dose group were significantly higher than those of the model, chromium picolinate and chromium trichloride groups. Chromium malate in a high dose group can significantly increase high density lipoprotein cholesterol level while decreasing the total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels when compared with chromium picolinate and chromium trichloride. The serum chromium content in chromium malate and chromium picolinate group is significantly higher than that of the chromium trichloride group. The results indicated that the curative effects of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzymes and lipid metabolism changes are better than those of chromium picolinate and chromium trichloride. Chromium malate contributes to glucose uptake and transport in order to improved glycometabolism and glycometabolism-related enzymes.

  19. Method for one-to-one polishing of silicon nitride and silicon oxide (United States)

    Babu, Suryadevara V. (Inventor); Natarajan, Anita (Inventor)


    The present invention provides a method of removing silicon nitride at about the same removal rate as silicon dioxide by CMP. The method utilizes a polishing slurry that includes colloidal silica abrasive particles dispersed in water and additives that modulate the silicon dioxide and silicon nitride removal rates such that they are about the same. In one embodiment of the invention, the additive is lysine or lysine mono hydrochloride in combination with picolinic acid, which is effective at a pH of about 8. In another embodiment of the invention, the additive is arginine in combination with picolinic acid, which is effective at a pH of about 10.

  20. In vitro activity of 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid against trypanosomes of the subgenus Schizotrypanum isolated from the bat Phyllostomus hastatus - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i4.6482 In vitro activity of 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid against trypanosomes of the subgenus Schizotrypanum isolated from the bat Phyllostomus hastatus - doi: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v33i4.6482

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    Sueli Fumie Yamada-Ogatta


    Full Text Available The effect of 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (picolinic acid on trypanosomes of the subgenus Schizotrypanum isolated from the bat Phyllostomus hastatus was determined in this study. Picolinic acid, at 50 µg mL-1, inhibited epimastigote growth by 99% after 12 days incubation. In addition, trypomastigote motility decreased by 50% after 6h and completely after 24h in the presence of 50 µg mL-1 picolinic acid. The 50% cytotoxic concentration on HEp-2 cell line was 275 µg mL-1 after 4 days incubation. Altogether, these results indicate higher toxicity against trypanosomes. The inhibitory effect of picolinic acid on epimastigote growth can be partially reversed by nicotinic acid and L-tryptophan, suggesting a competitive inhibition. Furthermore, two anti-Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum cruzi drugs were also evaluated with regard to bat trypanosome growth. Benznidazole, at 50 µg mL-1, inhibited epimastigote growth by 90% after 12 days incubation. Nifurtimox, at the same concentration, caused 96% growth inhibition after four days incubation. Corroborating a previous study, bat trypanosomes are a good model for screening new trypanocidal compounds. Moreover, they can be used to study many biological processes common to human pathogenic trypanosomatids.The effect of 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (picolinic acid on trypanosomes of the subgenus Schizotrypanum isolated from the bat Phyllostomus hastatus was determined in this study. Picolinic acid, at 50 µg mL-1, inhibited epimastigote growth by 99% after 12 days incubation. In addition, trypomastigote motility decreased by 50% after 6h and completely after 24h in the presence of 50 µg mL-1 picolinic acid. The 50% cytotoxic concentration on HEp-2 cell line was 275 µg mL-1 after 4 days incubation. Altogether, these results indicate higher toxicity against trypanosomes. The inhibitory effect of picolinic acid on epimastigote growth can be partially reversed by nicotinic acid and L-tryptophan, suggesting a

  1. M. tuberculosis induces potent activation of IDO-1, but this is not essential for the immunological control of infection.

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    Antje Blumenthal

    Full Text Available Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenesae-1 (IDO-1 catalyses the initial, rate-limiting step in tryptophan metabolism, thereby regulating tryptophan availability and the formation of downstream metabolites, including picolinic and quinolinic acid. We found that Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection induced marked upregulation of IDO-1 expression in both human and murine macrophages in vitro and in the lungs of mice following aerosol challenge with M. tuberculosis. The absence of IDO-1 in dendritic cells enhanced the activation of mycobacteria-specific T cells in vitro. Interestingly, IDO-1-deficiency during M. tuberculosis infection in mice was not associated with altered mycobacteria-specific T cell responses in vivo. The bacterial burden of infected organs, pulmonary inflammatory responses, and survival were also comparable in M. tuberculosis-infected IDO-1 deficient and wild type animals. Tryptophan is metabolised into either picolinic acid or quinolinic acid, but only picolinic acid inhibited the growth of M. tuberculosis in vitro. By contrast macrophages infected with pathogenic mycobacteria, produced quinolinic, rather than picolinic acid, which did not reduce M. tuberculosis growth in vitro. Therefore, although M. tuberculosis induces robust expression of IDO-1 and activation of tryptophan metabolism, IDO-1-deficiency fails to impact on the immune control and the outcome of the infection in the mouse model of tuberculosis.

  2. Organometallic half-sandwich iridium anticancer complexes

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    Liu, Z.; Habtemariam, A.; Pizarro, A.M.; Fletcher, S.A.; Kisova, A.; Vrana, O.; Salassa, L.; Bruijnincx, P.C.A.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/33799529X; Clarkson, G.J.; Brabec, V.; Sadler, Peter J.


    The low-spin 5d6 IrIII organometallic half-sandwich complexes [(η5-Cpx)Ir(XY)Cl]0/+, Cpx = Cp*, tetramethyl(phenyl)cyclopentadienyl (Cpxph), or tetramethyl(biphenyl)cyclopentadienyl (Cpxbiph), XY = 1,10-phenanthroline (4−6), 2,2′-bipyridine (7−9), ethylenediamine (10 and 11), or picolinate (12−14),

  3. Base stable quaternary ammonium ionic liquids


    Lethesh, Kallidanthiyil Chellappan; Dehaen, Wim; Binnemans, Koen


    Ionic liquids with the bis(2-ethylhexyl)dimethylammonium cation, [BEDMA]+, were prepared by a halide-free route starting from the readily available secondary amine bis(2-ethylhexyl)amine. The following anions were considered: chloride, bromide, iodide, nitrate, hydrogensulphate, dihydrogenphosphate, formate, acetate, propionate, trifluoroacetate, methyl sulphate, methanesulphonate, tosylate, isonicotinate, nicotinate and picolinate. Several of the compounds are room-temperature ionic liquids,...

  4. Control of adhesion force between ceria particles and polishing pad in shallow trench isolation chemical mechanical planarization. (United States)

    Seo, Jihoon; Moon, Jinok; Bae, Jae-Young; Yoon, Kwang Seob; Sigmund, Wolfgang; Paik, Ungyu


    The adhesion force between ceria and polyurethane (PU) pad was controlled to remove the step height from cell region to peripheral region during Shallow Trench Isolation Chemical Mechanical Planarization (STI-CMP) for NAND flash. Picolinic acid was found to be adsorbed on ceria particles at pH 4.5 following a Langmuir isotherm with the maximum adsorbed amount of 0.36 mg/m2. The ceria suspension with full surface coverage of picolinic acid showed a threefold increase in the number of adhered ceria particles on the PU pad over non-coated ceria particles. It was shown that the coverage percent of picolinic acid on ceria corresponds well with the amount percent of adsorbed ceria on PU pad. The change in adsorbed particles was directly reflected in the CMP polishing process where significant improvements were achieved. Particularly, convex areas on the chip experienced higher friction force from the attached abrasives on the PU pad than concave areas. As a result, the convex areas have increased removal rate of step height compared to the ceria suspension without picolinic acid. The changing profiles of convex areas are reported during the step height reduction as a function of polishing time.

  5. Chromium treatment has no effect in patients with type 2 diabetes in a Western population : a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

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    Kleefstra, N.; Houweling, S.T.; Bakker, S.J.; Gans, R.O.; Meyboom-de Jong, B.; Bilo, H.J.


    OBJECTIVE: Chromium treatment has been reported to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, concern exists about the possible toxic effects of chromium picolinate. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of chromium treatment in the form of chromium yeast on glyc

  6. Chromium treatment has no effect in patients with type 2 diabetes in a western population - A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

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    Kleefstra, Nanne; Gans, Rijk O. B.; Houweling, Sebastiaan T.; Meyboom-de Jong, Betty; Bakker, Stephan J. L.; Bilo, Henk J. G.; Verhoeven, Simon


    OBJECTIVE - Chromium treatment has been reported to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, concern exists about the possible toxic effects of chromium picolinate. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of chromium treatment in the form of chromium yeast on gly

  7. effects of dietary chromium tripicolinate and lysine on growth ...

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    Six traitements ont été répétés quatre fois, avec quatre porcs par répétition. Au cours de cette ... The potential capability of lysine to improve ... (chromium picolinate) on animal productivity has ... cholesterol (Sigma, 1989a), and total proteins.

  8. In vitro metabolism and permeation studies in rat jejunum

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    Gammelgaard, B; Jensen, K; Steffansen, B


    The purpose of these studies was to compare the in vitro absorption of two inorganic chromium(III) compounds: chromium chloride and chromium nitrate, with organic chromium(III)-picolinate; and to investigate if any in vitro metabolism of chromium(VI) takes place. The in vitro metabolism studies...

  9. A new hydroxynaphthyl benzothiazole derived fluorescent probe for highly selective and sensitive Cu2 + detection (United States)

    Tang, Lijun; He, Ping; Zhong, Keli; Hou, Shuhua; Bian, Yanjiang


    A new reactive probe, 1-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-yl)naphthalen-2-yl-picolinate (BTNP), was designed and synthesized. BTNP acts as a highly selective probe to Cu2 + in DMSO/H2O (7/3, v/v, Tris-HCl 10 mM, pH = 7.4) solution based on Cu2 + catalyzed hydrolysis of the picolinate ester moiety in BTNP, which leads to the formation of an ESIPT active product with dual wavelength emission enhancement. The probe also possesses the advantages of simple synthesis, rapid response and high sensitivity. The pseudo-first-order reaction rate constant was calculated to be 0.205 min- 1. Moreover, application of BTNP to Cu2 + detection in living cells and real water samples was also explored.

  10. (Picolinato-κ2N,O[tris(2-isopropyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl-κN3phosphane]cobalt(II nitrate

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    Full Text Available Single crystals of the title compound, [Co(C6H4NO2(C18H27N6P]NO3, were obtained from the reaction of nitrato[tris(2-isopropylimidazol-4-ylphosphane]cobalt(II nitrate with picolinic acid in the presence of potassium tert-butoxide as base. The coordination polyhedron around the central CoII ion is about halfway between square-pyramidal and trigonal-bipyramidal geometry. In the structure, the nitrate counter-anion is connected by N—H...O hydrogen bonding to the complex cation. Additionally, the complex cations form one-dimensional chains along [010] by hydrogen bonding of the NH group of an imidazole ring to the picolinate group of a neighbouring complex cation.

  11. Hydrolytic activity of -alkoxide/acetato-bridged binuclear Cu(II) complexes towards carboxylic acid ester

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    Weidong Jiang; Bin Xu; Zhen Xiang; Shengtian Huang; Fuan Liu; Ying Wang


    Two -alkoxide/acetate-bridged small molecule binuclear copper(II) complexes were synthesized, and used to promote the hydrolysis of a classic carboxylic acid ester, -nitrophenyl picolinate (PNPP). Both binuclear complexes exhibited good hydrolytic reactivity, giving rise to . 15547- and 17462-fold acceleration over background value for PNPP hydrolysis at neutral conditions, respectively. For comparing, activities of the other two mononuclear analogues were evaluated, revealing that binuclear complexes show approximately 150- and 171-fold kinetic advantage over their mononuclear analogues.

  12. Antidiabetogenic Effects of Chromium Mitigate Hyperinsulinemia-Induced Cellular Insulin Resistance via Correction of Plasma Membrane Cholesterol Imbalance


    Horvath, Emily M.; Tackett, Lixuan; McCarthy, Alicia M.; Raman, Priya; Brozinick, Joseph T.; Elmendorf, Jeffrey S.


    Previously, we found that a loss of plasma membrane (PM) phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2)-regulated filamentous actin (F-actin) structure contributes to insulin-induced insulin resistance. Interestingly, we also demonstrated that chromium picolinate (CrPic), a dietary supplement thought to improve glycemic status in insulin-resistant individuals, augments insulin-regulated glucose transport in insulin-sensitive 3T3-L1 adipocytes by lowering PM cholesterol. Here, to gain mechanisti...

  13. Catalytic water oxidation by mononuclear Ru complexes with an anionic ancillary ligand. (United States)

    Tong, Lianpeng; Inge, A Ken; Duan, Lele; Wang, Lei; Zou, Xiaodong; Sun, Licheng


    Mononuclear Ru-based water oxidation catalysts containing anionic ancillary ligands have shown promising catalytic efficiency and intriguing properties. However, their insolubility in water restricts a detailed mechanism investigation. In order to overcome this disadvantage, complexes [Ru(II)(bpc)(bpy)OH2](+) (1(+), bpc = 2,2'-bipyridine-6-carboxylate, bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) and [Ru(II)(bpc)(pic)3](+) (2(+), pic = 4-picoline) were prepared and fully characterized, which features an anionic tridentate ligand and has enough solubility for spectroscopic study in water. Using Ce(IV) as an electron acceptor, both complexes are able to catalyze O2-evolving reaction with an impressive rate constant. On the basis of the electrochemical and kinetic studies, a water nucleophilic attack pathway was proposed as the dominant catalytic cycle of the catalytic water oxidation by 1(+), within which several intermediates were detected by MS. Meanwhile, an auxiliary pathway that is related to the concentration of Ce(IV) was also revealed. The effect of anionic ligand regarding catalytic water oxidation was discussed explicitly in comparison with previously reported mononuclear Ru catalysts carrying neutral tridentate ligands, for example, 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine (tpy). When 2(+) was oxidized to the trivalent state, one of its picoline ligands dissociated from the Ru center. The rate constant of picoline dissociation was evaluated from time-resolved UV-vis spectra.

  14. Characterization of radionuclide-chelating agent complexes found in low-level radioactive decontamination waste. Literature review

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    Serne, R.J.; Felmy, A.R.; Cantrell, K.J.; Krupka, K.M.; Campbell, J.A.; Bolton, H. Jr.; Fredrickson, J.K. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)


    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is responsible for regulating the safe land disposal of low-level radioactive wastes that may contain organic chelating agents. Such agents include ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), picolinic acid, oxalic acid, and citric acid, and can form radionuclide-chelate complexes that may enhance the migration of radionuclides from disposal sites. Data from the available literature indicate that chelates can leach from solidified decontamination wastes in moderate concentration (1--100 ppm) and can potentially complex certain radionuclides in the leachates. In general it appears that both EDTA and DTPA have the potential to mobilize radionuclides from waste disposal sites because such chelates can leach in moderate concentration, form strong radionuclide-chelate complexes, and can be recalcitrant to biodegradation. It also appears that oxalic acid and citric acid will not greatly enhance the mobility of radionuclides from waste disposal sites because these chelates do not appear to leach in high concentration, tend to form relatively weak radionuclide-chelate complexes, and can be readily biodegraded. In the case of picolinic acid, insufficient data are available on adsorption, complexation of key radionuclides (such as the actinides), and biodegradation to make definitive predictions, although the available data indicate that picolinic acid can chelate certain radionuclides in the leachates.

  15. Crystal structure of catena-poly[[di-aqua-cobalt(II)]-bis-[μ-5-(4-carb-oxy-ylato-phenyl)picolinato]-κ(3) N,O (2):O (5);κ(3) O (5):N,O (2)-[di-aqua-cobalt(II)]-μ-1-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)phen-yl]-1H-imidazole-κ(2) N (3):N (3')]. (United States)

    Xu, Guo-Wang; Wang, Ye-Nan; Wang, Hai-Bing; Wang, Zhong-Long


    The asymmetric unit of the title polymeric Co(II) complex, [Co2(C13H7NO4)2(C12H10N4)(H2O)4] n , contains a Co(II) cation, a 5-(4-carboxyl-atophen-yl)picolinate dianion, two coordination water mol-ecules and half of 1-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)phen-yl]-1H-imidazole ligand. The Co(II) cation is coordinated by two picolinate dianions, two water mol-ecules and one 1-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)phen-yl]-1H-imidazole mol-ecule in a distorted N2O4 octa-hedral coordination geometry. The two picolinate dianions are related by an inversion centre and link two Co(II) cations, forming a binuclear unit, which is further bridged by the imidazole mol-ecules, located about an inversion centre, into the polymeric chain propagating along the [-1-11] direction. In the crystal, the three-dimensional supra-molecular architecture is constructed by O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the coordinating water mol-ecules and the non-coordinating carboxyl-ate O atoms of adjacent polymeric chains.

  16. Lanthanide dinuclear complexes constructed from mixed oxygen-donor ligands: the effect of substituent positions of the neutral ligand on the magnetic dynamics in Dy analogues. (United States)

    Zhu, Wen-Hua; Li, Shan; Gao, Chen; Xiong, Xia; Zhang, Yan; Liu, Li; Powell, Annie K; Gao, Song


    Two series of lanthanide dinuclear complexes with the general formulae, [Ln(n-PNO)(Bza)3(H2O)] {Bza = benzoic acid; n = 3, n-PNO = 3-picoline N-oxide, Dy(1) and Er(2); and n = 4, n-PNO = 4-picoline N-oxide, Nd(3), Eu(4), Gd(5), Tb(6), Dy(7), Er(8) and Y(9)} have been successfully synthesized by the hydrothermal method. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction experiments illustrate that the two series of compounds possess similar carboxylic ligand-bridged dinuclear structure and coordination geometry around the lanthanide ions despite the different methyl-substituent positions on the neutral ligand. Comparative studies of the Dy analogues in the static-field measurements reveal only a little difference with a small butterfly-shaped opening for complex 1 and a close hysteresis loop for 7 at 2.0 K. However, systematic investigations of the alternating-current (ac) measurements indicate that the different substituent positions of the picoline N-oxide ligand have a significant effect on the magnetic relaxation dynamics. A more substantial suppression of the quantum tunnelling of magnetization (QTM) effect and pronounced slow magnetic relaxation were observed in complex 7 as compared to 1 under both zero and a 1 kOe static field.

  17. Phototriggered sulfoxide isomerization in [Ru(pic)2(dmso)2]. (United States)

    Rachford, Aaron A; Petersen, Jeffrey L; Rack, Jeffrey J


    We report the characterization and photochemistry of a simple ruthenium coordination complex containing only picolinate (pic) and dmso, which exhibits a large isomerization quantum yield (Phi(SS-->OO) = 0.50) in various solvents. The picolinate ligands of [Ru(pic)(2)(dmso)(2)] are in a cis arrangement so that the carboxylate oxygen of one pic ligand (O1) is trans to the pyridine of the second picolinate (N2). One dmso ligand (S1) is trans to a pyridine nitrogen (N1), while the second dmso (S2) is trans to a carboxylate oxygen (O3). The cyclic voltammetry, (1)H NMR, IR, and UV-vis spectroscopy data suggest that while both dmso ligands isomerize photochemically, only one dmso ligand isomerizes electrochemically. Isomerization quantum yields for each dmso ligand differ by an order of magnitude (Phi(SS-->SO) = 0.46 and Phi(SO-->OO) = 0.036). In agreement with previous results, the isomerization quantum yield for each dmso is dependent on the ligand that is trans to the dmso.

  18. Caracterización Fitoquímica y Efecto Hipoglucemiante de Tecoma stans y su Relación con la Presencia del Cromo como Factor de Tolerancia a la Glucosa Phytochemical Characterization and Hypoglycemic Effect of the Tecoma stans and its Relationship to the Presence of Chromium as a Factor for Glucose Tolerance

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    Ma. de J Ibarra


    Full Text Available Se realizó la caracterización fitoquímica y la determinación del cromo en hojas de Tecoma stans, observando su efecto hipoglucemiante en animales con diabetes mellitus inducida en forma experimental. Como hiperglucemiante se utilizó estreptozotocina en ratas machos Sprague-Dawley a una dosis de 45 mg/kg de peso. Los tratamientos experimentales, todos por vía oral, fueron los siguientes para grupos diabéticos y grupos no diabéticos: agua, infusión de la planta, picolinato de cromo, e infusión combinada con picolinato de cromo. Se encontró cromo en T. stans (54 µg/100g, la hiperglucemia disminuyó hasta 33.5 % con T. stans, 10.1% con picolinato de cromo y 32.3% con la combinación de T. stans y picolinato de cromo, en 45 días. Con este estudio se confirma el efecto hipoglucemiante de T. stans.Phytochemical characterization of Tecoma stans leaves, determination of chromium and their hypoglucemiant action in experimental animals with induced diabetes was done. The hyperglucemiant streptozotocin was employed in Sprague Dawley male rats at a dose of 45 mg/kg. The experimental treatments, all orally delivered, were the following for both diabetic and non diabetic groups: water, infusion of the plant, chromium picolinate and infusion combined with chromium picolinato. Chromium was found in T. stans (54 µg/100g, glucose levels decreased up to 33, 5 % with T. stans, 10, 1% with chromium picolinate and 32, 3% with the combination of T. stans and chromium picolinate, in 45 days. The hypoglucemiant effect of T. stans was confirmed with this study.

  19. Analysis of luwak coffee volatile by using solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography (Analisa senyawa volatil kopi luwak dengan menggunakan mikroekstrasi fase padat dan kromatolgi gas.

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    Ariza Budi Tunjung Sari


    Full Text Available The approach to authenticate Luwak coffee is made through analysis of volatile compounds of luwak coffee. Luwak coffee bean from type of arabica obtained from Andungsari Plantation in Bondowoso district, East Java Province Indonesia, was wet processed and sundried prior to roasting step. As many as 120 g green bean was roasted at 170-220°C for 8-12 minutes until reached light brown colour (Agtron scale 65 and was ground prior to extraction. Volatile compounds of roasted Luwak arabica coffee bean were extracted by using solid phase microextraction (SPME at 60°C for 30 minutes. The extracted analyte was subsequently transferred into GC-FID system by splitless injection at 260°C with five minutes sampling time, continued with separation through 50% phenyl 50% dimethylpolysiloxane capillary column and oven temperature programmed from 60°C to 180°C with rate of 5°C/min. Resulted chromatogram shows major peaks mainly in Rt 8.360-9.981, and Rt 9.705-14.778, and minor peaks identified before Rt 10 and after Rt 24. Varied sample quantity ranged within 0.5-2.5 g produced chromatograms which were not significantly different (p=0.08. This research also observed the use of γ-picoline (4-methylpyridine as internal standard. It was showed that γ-picoline appeared at Rt 8.6~ without overlaying other peaks originated from sample. Concentration of γ-picoline at 0.05 μL/g, resulted separable peaks. These findings showed that the use of solid phase microextraction and GC-FID is capable to be apply for identification and quantification of Luwak coffee

  20. In vitro activity of 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid against trypanosomes of the subgenus Schizotrypanum isolated from the bat Phyllostomus hastatus = Atividade in vitro do ácido 2-piridinocarboxílico em tripanossoma do subgênero Schizotrypanum isolado do morcego Phyllostomus hastatus

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    Paulo Roberto Ceridóreo Corrêa


    Full Text Available The effect of 2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (picolinic acid on trypanosomes of the subgenus Schizotrypanum isolated from the bat Phyllostomus hastatus was determined in this study. Picolinic acid, at 50 ƒÊg mL-1, inhibited epimastigote growth by 99% after 12 days incubation. In addition, trypomastigote motility decreased by 50% after 6h and completely after 24h in the presence of 50 ƒÊg mL-1 picolinic acid. The 50% cytotoxic concentration on HEp-2 cell line was275 ƒÊg mL-1 after 4 days incubation. Altogether, these results indicate higher toxicity against trypanosomes. The inhibitory effect of picolinic acid on epimastigote growth can be partially reversed by nicotinic acid and L-tryptophan, suggesting a competitive inhibition. Furthermore, two anti-Trypanosoma (Schizotrypanum cruzi drugs were also evaluated with regard to bat trypanosome growth. Benznidazole, at 50 ƒÊg mL-1, inhibited epimastigote growth by 90% after 12 days incubation. Nifurtimox, at the same concentration, caused 96% growth inhibition after four days incubation. Corroborating a previous study, bat trypanosomes are a good model for screening new trypanocidal compounds. Moreover, they can be used to study many biological processes common to human pathogenic trypanosomatids.O efeito do acido 2- piridinocarboxilico (acido picolinico sobre um tripanossoma do subgenero Schizotrypanum isolado do morcego Phyllostomus hastatus foi determinado neste estudo. O acido picolinico, na concentracao de 50 ƒÊg mL-1, inibiu 99% do crescimento de epimastigotas apos 12 dias de incubacao. Alem disso, houve um decrescimo de 50 e 100% na mobilidade dos tripomastigotas apos 6 e 24h, respectivamente, em presenca de acido picolinico na concentracao de 50 ƒÊg mL-1. A concentracao citotoxica 50% para celulas HEp-2 foi de 275 ƒÊg mL-1 apos quatro dias de incubacao. Esses resultados indicam maior toxicidade contra os tripanossomas. O efeito inibitoriodo acido picolinico sobre o crescimento de

  1. Antibacterial Behavior of Pyridinecarboxylatesilver(Ⅰ) Complexes

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    Abarca, Romina; Gomez, Grace; Velasquez, Carla; Paez, Maritza A.; Gulppi, Miguel; Arrieta, Abel; Azocar, Manuell


    FT-1R spectroscopy of carboxylic groups and viability tests were useful to understand the antibacterial proper- ties of six highly efficient silver(I) pyridinecarboxylate (nicotinic, picolinic and isonicotinic acids) and bipiridinecarboxylate (pyridine-2,3-dicarboxylic, pyridine-2,4-dicarboxylic and pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acids) complexes with Ag--O and Ag--N bonds against E. coli (ATCC 25922) and Streptococcus' agalactiae (ISP 329-09). The resuits show a tendency between the nature of Ag--X (X=oxygen and nitrogen) bonds and the rate or efficiency of antibacterial behavior.

  2. Vapor-liquid equilibria of coal-derived liquids; 3: Binary systems with tetralin at 200 mmHg

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    Blanco, B.; Beltran, S.; Cabezas, J.L. (University Coll., Burgos (Spain). Dept. of Chemical Engineering); Coca, J. (Univ. of Oviedo (Spain). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)


    Isobaric vapor-liquid equilibrium data are reported for binary systems of tetralin with p-xylene, [gamma]-picoline, piperidine, and pyridine; all systems were measured at 26.66 kPa (200 mmHg) with a recirculation still. Liquid-phase activity coefficients were correlated using the Van Laar, Wilson, NRTL, and UNIQUAC equations. Vapor-phase nonidealities were found negligible under the experimental conditions of this work, and deviations of the liquid phase from the ideal behavior, as described by Raoult's law, were found to be slightly positive for all the systems.

  3. Tautomer-selective derivatives of enolate, ketone and enaminone by addition reaction of picolyl-type anions with nitriles (United States)

    Bai, Jianliang; Wang, Peng; Cao, Wei; Chen, Xia


    We describe an efficient for the synthesis of compounds of tautomeric β-pyridyl/quinolyl-enol, -ketone, -enaminone, which were finally characterized by standard methods like NMR, IR or SCXRD. The addition reaction of lithiated intermediates of picoline, 2-ethylpyridine and 2-methylquinoline, respectively, with nitriles followed by acid hydrolysis afforded the corresponding tautomeric compounds of enol, ketone and emaminone. Interestingly, treatment of 2-methylpyridine or 2-ethylpyridine with nitriles, respectively, yielded mostly β-pyridyl ketone and enol tautomers without enaminones, while 2-methylquinoline with nitriles gave β-quinolyl ketone and enaminone tautomers without enols. The reaction of 2-benzylpyridine with nitriles was not available under the same conditions.

  4. Characterization of a trinuclear ruthenium species in catalytic water oxidation by Ru(bda)(pic)2 in neutral media. (United States)

    Zhang, Biaobiao; Li, Fei; Zhang, Rong; Ma, Chengbing; Chen, Lin; Sun, Licheng


    A Ru(III)-O-Ru(IV)-O-Ru(III) type trinuclear species was crystallographically characterized in water oxidation by Ru(bda)(pic)2 (H2bda = 2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-dicarboxylic acid; pic = 4-picoline) under neutral conditions. The formation of a ruthenium trimer due to the reaction of Ru(IV)[double bond, length as m-dash]O with Ru(II)-OH2 was fully confirmed by chemical, electrochemical and photochemical methods. Since the oxidation of the trimer was proposed to lead to catalyst decomposition, the photocatalytic water oxidation activity was rationally improved by the suppression of the formation of the trimer.

  5. Microwave-assisted synthesis of α-aryl malonates: Key intermediates for the

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    Mohamed A. Ibrahim


    Full Text Available We disclose a new microwave-assisted protocol for the effective α-arylation of diethyl malonate. The coupling of aryl halides with diethyl malonate proceeds smoothly in short reaction time in the presence of a catalytic amount of Cu(OTf2, 2-picolinic acid and Cs2CO3 in toluene using microwave irradiation. The resulting α-aryl malonates are then used as key intermediates for synthesis of variety of heterocyclic compounds, including benzodiazepines, isoquinolines and pyrrolopyridine scaffolds.

  6. Evaluation of the Reproductive Toxicity, Glycometabolism, Glycometabolism-Related Enzyme Levels and Lipid Metabolism of Chromium Malate Supplementation in Sprague-Dawley Rats. (United States)

    Feng, Weiwei; Zhang, Weijie; Zhao, Ting; Mao, Guanghua; Wang, Wei; Wu, Xueshan; Zhou, Zhaoxiang; Huang, Jing; Bao, Yongtuan; Yang, Liuqing; Wu, Xiangyang


    Our previous study showed that chromium malate improved the regulation of blood glucose in mice with alloxan-induced diabetes. The present study was designed to evaluate the reproductive toxicity of chromium malate in Sprague-Dawley rats and then inspected the effect of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzymes, and lipid metabolism. The results showed that no pathological, toxic feces and urine changes were observed in clinical signs of parental and fetal rats in chromium malate groups. The fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, insulin resistance index, C-peptide, hepatic glycogen, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, glucokinase, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels of chromium malate groups have no significant change compared with control group and chromium picolinate group. The serum and organ contents of Cr in chromium malate groups have no significant change when compared with control group. No measurable damage on liver, brain, kidney, and testis/uterus of chromium malate groups was found. No significant change in body mass, absolute and relative organ weights, and hematological and biochemical changes of rats were observed compared with the control and chromium picolinate groups. The results indicated that supplements with chromium malate does not cause obvious damage and has no obvious effect on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzyme, and lipid metabolism on female and male rats. The results of this study suggested that chromium malate is safe for human consumption and has the potential for application as a functional food ingredient and dietary supplement.

  7. The effects of solvents and structure on the electronic absorption spectra of the isomeric pyridine carboxylic acid N-oxides

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    Drmanić Saša Ž.


    Full Text Available The ultraviolet absorption spectra of the carboxyl group of three isomeric pyridine carboxylic acids N-oxides (picolinic acid N-oxide, nicotinic acid N-oxide and isonicotinic acid N-oxide were determined in fourteen solvents in the wavelength range from 200 to 400 nm. The position of the absorption maxima (λmax of the examined acids showed that the ultraviolet absorption maximum wavelengths of picolinic acid N-oxide are the shortest, and those of isonicotinic acid N-oxide acid are the longest. In order to analyze the solvent effect on the obtained absorption spectra, the ultraviolet absorption frequencies of the electronic transitions in the carboxylic group of the examined acids were correlated using a total solvatochromic equation of the form max = v0 + sπ + aα+ bβ, where υmax is the absorption frequency (1/λmax, p is a measure of the solvent polarity, β represents the scale of solvent hydrogen bond acceptor basicities and α represent the scale of solvent hydrogen bond donor acidities. The correlation of the spectroscopic data was carried out by means of multiple linear regression analysis. The solvent effects on the ultraviolet absorption maximums of the examined acids were discussed.

  8. Crystal structure of catena-poly[[diaquacobalt(II]-bis[μ-5-(4-carboxyylatophenylpicolinato]-κ3N,O2:O5;κ3O5:N,O2-[diaquacobalt(II]-μ-1-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-ylphenyl]-1H-imidazole-κ2N3:N3′

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    Guo-Wang Xu


    Full Text Available The asymmetric unit of the title polymeric CoII complex, [Co2(C13H7NO42(C12H10N4(H2O4]n, contains a CoII cation, a 5-(4-carboxylatophenylpicolinate dianion, two coordination water molecules and half of 1-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-ylphenyl]-1H-imidazole ligand. The CoII cation is coordinated by two picolinate dianions, two water molecules and one 1-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-ylphenyl]-1H-imidazole molecule in a distorted N2O4 octahedral coordination geometry. The two picolinate dianions are related by an inversion centre and link two CoII cations, forming a binuclear unit, which is further bridged by the imidazole molecules, located about an inversion centre, into the polymeric chain propagating along the [-1-11] direction. In the crystal, the three-dimensional supramolecular architecture is constructed by O—H...O hydrogen bonds between the coordinating water molecules and the non-coordinating carboxylate O atoms of adjacent polymeric chains.

  9. Cellular accumulation, lipophilicity and photocytotoxicity of diazido platinum(IV) anticancer complexes. (United States)

    Pizarro, Ana M; McQuitty, Ruth J; Mackay, Fiona S; Zhao, Yao; Woods, Julie A; Sadler, Peter J


    The lipophilicity of ten photoactivatable platinum(IV) diazido prodrugs of formula trans,trans,trans-[Pt(N3 )2 (OH)2 (R)(R')] (where R and R' are NH3 , methylamine, ethylamine, pyridine, 2-picoline, 3-picoline or thiazole) has been determined by their retention times on reversed-phase HPLC. The lipophilicity of the complexes shows a linear dependence on the lipophilicity (partition coefficient) of the ligands. Accumulation of platinum in A2780 human ovarian cancer cells after one hour drug exposure in the dark is compared with their cytotoxic potency on activation with UVA (365 nm) and to their lipophilicity. No correlation between lipophilicity and intracellular accumulation of platinum was observed, perhaps suggesting involvement of active transport and favoured influx of selected structures. Furthermore, no correlation between platinum accumulation and photocytotoxicity was observed in A2780 cancer cells, implying that the type of intracellular damage induced by these complexes plays a key role in their cytotoxic effects. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Effect of some naturally occurring iron ion chelators on the formation of radicals in the reaction mixtures of rat liver microsomes with ADP, Fe3+ and NADPH (United States)

    Minakata, Katsuyuki; Fukushima, Kazuaki; Nakamura, Masayuki; Iwahashi, Hideo


    In order to clarify the mechanism by polyphenols of protective effects against oxidative damage or by quinolinic acid of its neurotoxic and inflammatory actions, effects of polyphenols or quinolinic acid on the radical formation were examined. The ESR measurements showed that some polyphenols such as caffeic acid, catechol, gallic acid, D-(+)-catechin, L-dopa, chlorogenic acid and L-noradrenaline inhibited the formation of radicals in the reaction mixture of rat liver microsomes with ADP, Fe3+ and NADPH. The ESR measurements showed that α-picolinic acid, 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid and quinolinic acid (2,3-pyridinedicarboxylic acid) enhanced the formation of radicals in the reaction mixture of rat liver microsomes with Fe3+ and NADPH. Caffeic acid and α-picolinic acid had no effects on the formation of radicals in the presence of EDTA, suggesting that the chelation of iron ion seems to be related to the inhibitory and enhanced effects. The polyphenols may exert protective effects against oxidative damage of erythrocyte membrane, ethanol-induced fatty livers, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory and cancer through the mechanism. On the other hand, quinolinic acid may exert its neurotoxic and inflammatory effects because of the enhanced effect on the radical formation. PMID:22128221

  11. Effect of some naturally occurring iron ion chelators on the formation of radicals in the reaction mixtures of rat liver microsomes with ADP, Fe and NADPH. (United States)

    Minakata, Katsuyuki; Fukushima, Kazuaki; Nakamura, Masayuki; Iwahashi, Hideo


    In order to clarify the mechanism by polyphenols of protective effects against oxidative damage or by quinolinic acid of its neurotoxic and inflammatory actions, effects of polyphenols or quinolinic acid on the radical formation were examined. The ESR measurements showed that some polyphenols such as caffeic acid, catechol, gallic acid, D-(+)-catechin, L-dopa, chlorogenic acid and L-noradrenaline inhibited the formation of radicals in the reaction mixture of rat liver microsomes with ADP, Fe(3+) and NADPH. The ESR measurements showed that α-picolinic acid, 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid and quinolinic acid (2,3-pyridinedicarboxylic acid) enhanced the formation of radicals in the reaction mixture of rat liver microsomes with Fe(3+) and NADPH. Caffeic acid and α-picolinic acid had no effects on the formation of radicals in the presence of EDTA, suggesting that the chelation of iron ion seems to be related to the inhibitory and enhanced effects. The polyphenols may exert protective effects against oxidative damage of erythrocyte membrane, ethanol-induced fatty livers, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory and cancer through the mechanism. On the other hand, quinolinic acid may exert its neurotoxic and inflammatory effects because of the enhanced effect on the radical formation.

  12. Screening of reducing agents for the PEGylation of recombinant human IL-10. (United States)

    Ambrogelly, Alexandre; Cutler, Collette; Paporello, Brittany


    PEGylation is a technology commonly used to enhance the bioavailability of therapeutic proteins in patients. Reductive alkylation of a protein amino terminal alpha amine in the presence of a polyethylene glycol (PEG) chain derivatized with propionaldehyde and a reducing agent, typically sodium cyanoborohydride, is one of the technologies available to achieve quantitative and site specific PEGylation. While cyanoborohydride has proven to be a robust and efficient reagent for this type of reaction, it generates aqueous cyanide as a reaction by-product (and its corollary, the very volatile hydrogen cyanide). We report here the screening of reducing agents such as dimethylamine borane, trimethylamine borane, triethylamine borane, tert-butylamine borane, morpholine borane, pyridine borane, 2-picoline borane, and 5-ethyl-2-methyl-pyridine borane as alternatives to cyanoborohydride for the PEGylation of recombinant human IL-10. The results of our study show that pyridine borane and 2-picoline borane promote rhIL-10 PEGylation at levels comparable to those observed with cyanoborohydride.

  13. The effects of different solvents and excitation wavelength on the photophysical properties of two novel Ir(III) complexes based on phenylcinnoline ligand. (United States)

    Xu, Jing; Yang, Chaolong; Tong, Bihai; Zhang, Yunfei; Liang, Liyan; Lu, Mangeng


    Two novel cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes, Ir(pcl)2(pic) and Ir(pcl)2(fpic) (pcl: 3-phenylcinnoline, pic: picolinic acid, fpic: 5-fluoro-2-picolinic acid) were synthesized and characterized by FTIR, (1)H NMR spectroscopy, UV-vis, PL, and MALDI-TOF. These two Ir-complexes geometry were predicted using the Sparkle/PM6 model and suggested to a chemical environment of very low symmetry around the Ir ions (C 1). The PL spectrum of Ir(pcl)2(pic) and Ir(pcl)2(fpic) indicated that these complex belonged to red light emission, and maximum emission wavelength located at 647 and 641 nm, respectively. Most importantly, the effects of different solvents on their photoluminescent properties were detailed investigated. The results indicated that the polarity of solvent played an important role for their emission spectra. With introducing fluoro group to the pyridyl ring, the maximum emission wavelength of Ir(pcl)2(fpic) was blue shifted about 6 nm, and the quantum yield was slightly higher than that of Ir(pcl)2(pic). In addition, the thermal properties of these two Ir-complexes were measured by TGA, and results indicated that they had relative good thermal properties.

  14. Effect of Zinc Sulfate and Organic Chromium Supplementation on the Performance, Meat Quality and Immune Response of Japanese Quails under Heat Stress Conditions

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    Rouhalamini SM


    Full Text Available This study was conducted to investigate the effects of different levels of zinc sulfate and chromium picolinate on the performance, immune response and meat quality of Japanese quails under heat stress condition. The birds (n = 540; 7-d-old were randomly assigned to 9 treatment groups consisting of 3 replicates of 20 birds each in a 3 × 3 factorial arrangement of treatments [zinc (0, 40, 80 mg/Kg; chromium (0, 500, 1000 μg/Kg]. Birds were kept in floor cages in a temperature controlled room and subjected to heat stress for 8 h/d (9.00 to 17.00 from 7 d to the end of the study. Zn was supplemented to the basal diet as ZnSO4 and Cr as chromium picolinate. A linear decrease in feed intake and an improvement in feed conversion ratio were found by supplementing Zn and Cr to the quails diets. Chromium supplementation increased daily weight gain linearly. By  increasing the level of dietary Zn and Cr in the diet, heterophil to lymphocyte ratio and meat quality parameters were improved linearly. The results of this study revealed positive effects of Zn and Cr supplementation on the performance, immune responses and meat quality of quails under heat stress condition. It seems that supplementation of the quail's diets with 80 mg/Kg Zn and 1000 mg/Kg Cr can be greatly helpful for improving the adverse effects of heat stress.

  15. Effect of Nutrion Regulation on Sow Reproduction Performance%营养调控对母猪繁殖性能的影响

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    胡建红; 岳国璋; 杜芳; 石红宇; 刘小弘


    The study aims to explore the influence on the litter size,piglets birth weight and survival rate by adding a fixed amount of chromium picolinate,folic acid,vitamin E and vitamin A to the diet of pregnant sows in their first trimester.Two experimental groups(prepubertal gilts and multiparity sows) and two control groups were set up in this test.The results showed that litter size improved significantly(average 29.5%) with dietary supplemented chromium picolinate,folic acid,vitamin E and vitamin A to early stage of pregnancy sows,however,the adding above nutrition did not affect birth weight and survival rate.Dietary supplemented chromium picolinate and folic acid et early stage of pregnancy sows improved reproduction performance of sows.%探讨妊娠母猪妊娠早期日粮中补加一定量的甲基吡啶铬、叶酸、维生素E和维生素A对母猪窝产仔数、初生重、仔猪成活率的影响。试验分为后备母猪和经产母猪两个组,并设相应的对照组,通过试验得出妊娠母猪妊娠早期日粮中补加一定量的甲基吡啶铬、叶酸、维生素E和维生素A,结果显著地提高母猪窝产仔数,平均为29.5%,对初生重和仔猪成活率无显著影响。在母猪妊娠早期的日粮中补加甲基吡啶铬和叶酸等进行营养调控,可提高母猪的繁殖性能。

  16. A series of three-dimensional architectures constructed from lanthanide-substituted polyoxometalosilicates and lanthanide cations or lanthanide-organic complexes as linkers. (United States)

    An, Haiyan; Zhang, Hua; Chen, Zhaofei; Li, Yangguang; Liu, Xuan; Chen, Hao


    Six 3D architectures based on lanthanide-substituted polyoxometalosilicates, KLn[(H(2)O)(6)Ln](2)[(H(2)O)(4)LnSiW(11)O(39)](2)·nH(2)O (Ln = La 1, n = 42; Ce 2, n = 40), H[(H(2)O)(6)Nd](2)[(H(2)O)(7)Nd][(H(2)O)(4)NdSiW(11)O(39)][(H(2)O)(3)NdSiW(11)O(39)]·13H(2)O (3), H(2)K(2)[(Hpic)(H(2)O)(5)Ln](2)[(H(2)O)(4)LnSiW(11)O(39)](2)·nH(2)O (Ln = La 4, n = 18.5; Ce 5, n = 35; Nd 6, n = 36; Hpic = 4-picolinic acid), have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR and UV-vis spectroscopy, TG analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural, built up of lanthanide-substituted polyoxoanions [{(H(2)O)(4)Ln(SiW(11)O(39))}(2)](10-) linked by Ln(3+) cations to form a 3D open framework with 1D channels. The polyoxoanion [{(H(2)O)(4)Ln(SiW(11)O(39))}(2)](10-) consists of two α(1)-type mono-Ln-substituted Keggin anions. When Nd(3+) ion was used instead of La(3+) or Ce(3+) ions, compound 3 with a different structure was obtained, containing two kinds of polyoxoanions [{(H(2)O)(4)Nd(SiW(11)O(39))}(2)](10-) and [{(H(2)O)(3)Nd(SiW(11)O(39))}(2)](10-) which are connected together by Nd(3+) ions to yield a 3D framework. When 4-picolinic acid was added to the reaction system of 1-3, isostructural compounds 4-6 were obtained, constructed from the polyoxoanions [{(H(2)O)(4)Ln(SiW(11)O(39))}(2)](10-) linked by picolinate-chelated lanthanide centers to form a 3D channel framework. From a topological viewpoint, the 3D nets of 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 exhibit a (3,6)-connected rutile topology, whereas the 3D structure of 3 possesses a rare (3,3,6,10)-connected topology. The magnetic properties of 2, 3, 5 and 6 have been studied by measuring their magnetic susceptibilities in the temperature range 2-300 K.

  17. Drug-pyridoxal phosphate interactions. (United States)

    Ebadi, M; Gessert, C F; Al-Sayegh, A


    phosphate. Some interesting relationships are pointed out between vitamin B6, picolinic acid, and zinc. It is postulated that the intestinal absorption of zinc is facilitated by picolinic acid, a metabolite of tryptophan. The derivation of picolinic acid from tryptophan depends on the action of the enzyme kynureninase, which is dependent on pyridoxal phosphate; therefore, the adequate absorption of zinc is indirectly dependent on an adequate supply of vitamin B6. The formation of pyridoxal phosphate, on the other hand, appears to be indirectly dependent on Zn2++ which activates pyridoxal kinase.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)

  18. Temperature dependence of the Landau-Placzek ratio in glass forming liquids. (United States)

    Popova, V A; Surovtsev, N V


    Here, we studied Rayleigh-Brillouin light scattering in ten different glass-forming liquids (α-picoline, toluene, o-toluidine, ethanol, salol, glycerol, dibutyl phthalate, o-terphenyl, propylene carbonate, and propylene glycol). For each of these liquids it was found that the Landau-Placzek ratio is in a good agreement with the theory at high temperatures and significantly exceeds the theoretical prediction below a certain temperature. Transition between the two temperature regimes occurs near T(A), where T(A) is crossover point from an Arrhenius-like to a non-Arrhenius behavior for the α-relaxation time dependence on temperature. Increase of the Landau-Placzek ratio relative to the theoretical prediction below T(A) seems to be the universal feature of glass-formers. We suggest that formation of locally favored structures in liquids below T(A) causes observed excess of the Landau-Placzek ratio.

  19. (1S,3S,4S-tert-Butyl N-[1-benzyl-3-hydroxy-5-phenyl-4-(picolinamidopentyl]carbamate

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    Jian-Feng Zheng


    Full Text Available The title compound, C29H35N3O4, was obtained by the reaction of (2S,4S,5S-tert-butyl N-(4-amino-1-benzyl-3-hydroxy-5-phenylpentylcarbamate and picolinic acid using oxalyl chloride as a chlorinating reagent to activate the carboxyl group. In the crystal structure there are two molecules in the asymmetric unit, which are aligned edge-to-face. In one molecule, the pyridyl ring forms a dihedral angle of 22.0 (1° with the phenyl ring of the terminal benzyl group and 14.3 (1° with the other phenyl ring; in the other molecule, the corresponding angles are 12.1 (1 and 10.6 (1°, respectively. The packing is stabilized by intermolecular hydrogen bonds and C—H...π interactions.

  20. Investigating the continuous synthesis of a nicotinonitrile precursor to nevirapine

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    Ashley R. Longstreet


    Full Text Available 2-Chloro-3-amino-4-picoline (CAPIC is a strategic building block for the preparation of nevirapine, a widely-prescribed non-nucleosidic reverse transcriptase inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-infected patients. A continuous synthesis to the bromo derivative of a CAPIC intermediate, 2-bromo-4-methylnicotinonitrile, that terminates in a dead-end crystallization is described. The route uses inexpensive, acyclic commodity-based raw materials and has the potential to enable lower cost production of nevirapine as well as other value added structures that contain complex pyridines. The route terminates in a batch crystallization yielding high purity CAPIC. This outcome is expected to facilitate regulatory implementation of the overall process.

  1. Employment of different spectroscopic tools for the investigation of chromium(VI) oxidation of acetaldehyde in aqueous micellar medium

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    Different spectroscopic methods have been applied to investigate the chromic acid oxidation of acetaldehyde in aqueous media, catalysed by surfactants. Three representative heteroaromatic nitrogen base promoters, 2-picolinic acid (PA), 2,2’-bipyridine (bpy) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), have been associated along with surfactants as promoters to the kinetic study. Comparative studies of unpromoted and promoted reactions invoked that 2,2’-bipyridine produced maximum rate enhancement. The mechanism of the reaction path has been proposed with the help of kinetic results and spectroscopic studies. The observed net enhancementof rate effects has been explained with scientific manipulations and data obtained. The combination of TX-100 and1,10-phenanthroline is found to be most effective for acetaldehyde oxidation.

  2. Preparation, Analytical, IR Spectral, and Thermal Studies of Some New Hydrazinium Carboxylates

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    R. Manimekalai


    Full Text Available Hydrazinium salts of 2,4-dichlorophenylacetic acid, phenoxyacetic acid, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, diphenylacetic acid, cinnamic acid, and picolinic and nicotinic acids have been prepared by accomplishing neutralization of aqueous hydrazine hydrate with the respective acids. Formation of these hydrazinium salts has been confirmed by analytical, IR spectral, and thermal studies. IR spectra of the salts register N–N stretching frequencies of ion in the region 963–951 cm−1 and the frequencies of ion in the region 1047–1026 cm−1. Thermal decomposition studies show that the hydrazinium salts undergo melting followed by endothermic decomposition into carbon residue as the endproduct.

  3. The degradation products of aniline in the solutions with ozone and kinetic investigations. (United States)

    Turhan, Kadir; Uzman, Suheyla


    Aromatic compounds are extensively used in several industries and can cause pollution in water sources. This work aims at examining the degradability of aniline in aqueous solutions by ozone-induced cleavage, and at determining the kinetics of the cited cleavage reactions. Aniline was prepared in four different concentrations and the flow rate of ozone supplied to each solution was selected. Aniline solutions were ozonated at low and high pH, so as to compare both molecular and hydroxyl free radical mechanisms, respectively. The main identified aromatic by-products were nitrobenzene and azobenzene when the experiment was carried out at acidic pH. Formation of nitrobenzene, azobenzene, azoxybenzene and 2-pyridine carboxylic acid (picolinic acid) was observed when the ozonization was carried out at basic pH. All the aromatic by-products found were less toxic than the raw materials. The pseudo-first-order constants in aniline concentrations were calculated.

  4. Methylresorcinarene: a reaction vessel to control the coordination geometry of copper(II) in pyridine N-oxide copper(II) complexes. (United States)

    Beyeh, Ngong Kodiah; Puttreddy, Rakesh


    Pyridine and 2-picolinic acid N-oxides form 2 : 2 and 2 : 1 ligand : metal (L : M) discrete L2M2 and polymeric complexes with CuCl2 and Cu(NO3)2, respectively, with copper(ii) salts. The N-oxides also form 1 : 1 host-guest complexes with methylresorcinarene. In combination, the three components form a unique 2 : 2 : 1 host-ligand-metal complex. The methylresorcinarene acts as a reaction vessel/protecting group to control the coordination of copper(ii) from cis-see-saw to trans-square planar, and from octahedral to square planar coordination geometry. These processes were studied in solution and in the solid state via(1)H NMR spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction.

  5. Intercalation and Stability of Layered Semiconductive Material in Corrosive Environment

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    The intercalation of 4-methyl pyridine (4-picoline) into layered semiconductive material (MnPS3) and the stability of the resulting materials in corrosive environments (water, HCI and open atmosphere) were investigated.Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) indicated that the presence of water and hydrochloric acid greatly influenced the existing form of intercalation and its orientation in the interlayer of the host. Atmospheric environment (open air) affected the guest orientation in the interlayer of the host material. Phase transformation occurred and the material was stable. The intercalated compounds could be indexed in the trigonal unit cell. The XRD patterns exhibited sharp hkl reflections of the intercalated compounds, which formed in water and HCI,confirming that the materials were well crystalline and stable in corrosive environments.

  6. Half-sandwich pentamethylcyclopentadienyl group 9 metal complexes of 2-aminopyridyl ligands: Synthesis, spectral and molecular study

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    Mahesh Kalidasan; Scott Forbes; Yurij Mozharivskyj; Mohan Rao Kollipara


    Thereaction of [Cp*M(-Cl)Cl]2 (M = Rh, Ir) with 2-aminopyridyl based ligands lead to the formation of mononuclear neutral complexes of general formula [Cp*MCl2(L)] {where L1= 2-aminopyridine, L2= 2-amino-3-picoline, L3= 2-amino-3-nirtopyridine, and L4= 2-amino-3-pyridine carboxyaldehyde}. The complexes have been characterized by FT-IR, UV-Vis, 1H-13C NMR and mass spectroscopic methods. X-ray crystallographic studies of the complexes have shown typical piano-stool geometry around the metal centre in which 2-aminopyridyl ligand acts as an N-monodentate ligand and the amino functionality is not involved in metal coordination. The intra/intermolecular arrangement is due to hydrogen bonding.

  7. Synthesis and structural studies of half-sandwich Cp* rhodium and Cp* iridium complexes featuring mono, bi and tetradentate nitrogen and oxygen donor ligands

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    A series of Cp*Rh and Cp*Ir complexes of various nitrogen and oxygen donor ligands were synthesized and characterized. Mono, bi and tetradentate ligands were used to synthesize mononuclear and dinuclear complexes. Schiff base derivatives of picolinic hydrazine and 5-aminoquinoline were used in thesynthesis of complexes 1–8. Among the ligands used for complexation, L1 and L2 act as bidentate, L3 as monodentate and L4 as tetradentate in forming the corresponding complexes. All the complexes were characterized by spectroscopic techniques and the structures of complexes 2, 3, 5 and 7 were unambiguouslycharacterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. Complexes 2 and 7 were found to have π-π stacking interactions and solvent to complex interactions, respectively. Metal-mediated deprotonation of N-H and monodentate binding of nitrogen are attributed to the formation of neutral complexes whereas ionic complexes are formed by (N,O) bonding.

  8. Studies on bismuth carboxylates—synthesis and characterization of a new structural form of bismuth(III) dipicolinate

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    O Anjaneyulu; K C Kumara Swamy


    Synthesis and X-ray structure of a new bismuth dipicolinate cooordination polymer, {[Bi((2,6-O2C)2C5H3N)((2-HO2C-6-O2C)C5H3N)(H2O)]2.5H2O} (7) are presented. Compound 7 has dimeric units with a Bi2O2 skeleton that are linked by additional weak Bi-O interactions leading to a polymeric structure. The overall coordination number at bismuth is 9 [two Bi-N and seven Bi-O bonds]. New routes to a second crystalline modification (4′) of the previously reported coordination polymer, bismuth tris(picolinate), [Bi(2-O2C-C5H4N)3] (4), are described; bond parameters in the two crystalline forms (4 and 4′) are compared. In both the compounds 4′ and 7, bismuth has a distorted tricapped trigonal prismatic geometry.

  9. Catalytic Kinetics of the Schiff Base Metal Complexes Bearing Side Chain of Cyclic morpholine in Carboxylic Ester Hydrolysis

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    ZHANG,Shu-Lin; LI,Min-Jiao; OU,Zhong-Wen; CHEN,Guo-Xu; LIU,Fu-An; XIE,Jia-Qing


    It has been reported that two Schiff base transition metal complexes bearing the side chain of the morpholine ring were synthesized and characterized, and two complexes with the same base agent but different metal ions were used as a simulant hydrolase in the catalytic hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl picolinate in this paper. The mechanism of PNPP catalytic hydrolysis is proposed and supported by the results of the spectral analysis and the kinetic calculation. A kinetic mathematical model, applied to the calculation of the kinetic and thermodynamics parameters of PNPP catalytic hydrolysis, has been established on the foundation of the mechanism proposed. The result of the study shows that the two complexes have a good catalytic activity in PNPP catalytic hydrolysis, and the rate of the PNPP catalytic hydrolysis was increased with the increase of the pH values in the buffer solution and affected by the polarization effect of metal ion of the complexes.

  10. REVIEW ARTICLE:Future of Lead Chelation – Distribution and Treatment

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    Venkatesh Thuppil


    Full Text Available Lead is the major environmental toxin resulting in the ill health and deleterious effect on almost all organs in the human body in a slow and effective manner. The best treatment for lead poisoning is chelation therapy which is next only to prevention. The authors describe the disruption of homeostasis of the human body by lead in various tissues like blood, bones, liver, kidneys and brain; and the ability of lead to enter the cell using calcium channels and calcium receptors like Ca++ dependant K+ ion channels, transient receptor potential channels, T-tubules, calmodulin receptors, inositol trisphosphate receptors and ryanodine receptors. We report a few novel chelating agents like ionophores, decadentate ligands, picolinate ligands, octadentate ligand, allicin, thiamine, that show good potential for being used in chelation therapy. Future of leadpoisoning is a challenge to all and it needs to be meticulously studies to have an economic and health approach.

  11. Aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition of germanium thin films using organogermanium carboxylates as precursors and formation of germania films

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    Alpa Y Shah; Amey Wadawale; Vijaykumar S Sagoria; Vimal K Jain; C A Betty; S Bhattacharya


    Diethyl germanium bis-picolinate, [Et2Ge(O2CC5H4N)2], and trimethyl germanium quinaldate, [Me3Ge(O2CC9H6N)], have been used as precursors for deposition of thin films of germanium by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD). The thermogravimetric analysis revealed complete volatilization of complexes under nitrogen atmosphere. Germanium thin films were deposited on silicon wafers at 700°C employing AACVD method. These films on oxidation under an oxygen atmosphere at 600°C yield GeO2. Both Ge and GeO2 films were characterized by XRD, SEM and EDS measurements. Their electrical properties were assessed by current–voltage (–) characterization.

  12. Conformation and reactivity of 1,3-heterocyclic systems

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    Ingate, S.T.


    Compounds containing the biologically active N-CH[sub 2]-O group were prepared for a kinetics investigation of the reaction between these compounds and nucleophilic bases. The stereochemistry and positions of conformational equilibria were determined by [sup 1]H and [sup 13]C NMR spectroscopy to test possible structure-activity relationships. Substituted perhydropyrido[1,2-c][1,3]oxazines and related compounds have been synthesized, usually by condensation of substituted picolines or quinaldines with formaldehyde or via oxidation to the corresponding 2-substituted carboxaldehydes. Reduction gave the required aminoalcohols which were ring closed with formaldehyde to give compounds containing the N-CH[sub 2]-O moiety. 7a,7b,8,9,16a,16b,17,18-Octahydroquino[1[double prime],2[double prime]:3[prime],4[prime

  13. Hydrolysis mechanisms of trans platinum-based anticancer drug with heterocyclic amine ligands: A comparative DFT study%杂环反铂(Ⅱ)抗癌药物水解反应机理的DFT研究

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    李添; 周立新; 李娟


    In this work, the hydrolysis processes of the anticancer drugs trans-[PtCl2 (piperi-dine) ( Am)], Am = 2.-pico]ine( 1), 3-picoline(2) , 4-picoiine(3), trans-[PtCl; (piperidine) ( piper-azine)] (4), trans-[PtCl2 ( piperazme )2 ] (5 ) and trans-[ PtCl2 (iminoether )2 ] (6 ) have been studied using hybrid density functional theory (B3LYP) and iso-electnc focusing polarized con-tinuum model CIEF-PCM) solvation models. The hydrolysis reactions leading to the activated drug form a key step for the reaction with the target DNA. The stationary points on the poten-tial energy surfaces for the first and second hydrolysis steps, proceeding via a general SN2 pathway, were fully optimized and characterized. It is found that the processes of the reactions follow the established theory for ligand substitution in square planar complexes,that is, substi-tution reactions usually occur via Pt-Iigand exchange reactions with a trigonal-bipyramidsl transition stale structure; the geometries of the transition states (TS) agree with the previous related work and all of the reactions are endothermic; the barrier height of the second hydroly-sis is always higher than that of the first step for all the systems. In comparison with previous work on cisplatin, a faster rate of hydrolysis is determined for the reaction. We make a com-parison with previous work on the hydrolysis processes of analogous trans platinum-based anti- cancer drugs. The results provide detailed energy profiles for the mechanism of hydrolysis of 1, 2, 3. 4, 5 and 6, which may assist in understanding the reaction mechanism of the drug with the DNA target and in the design of novel Pt-based anticancer drugs with trans geometries.%用DFT-B3LYP方法和IEF-PCM溶剂化模型研究了反铂抗癌药物trans-[PtCl2(piperidine)(Am)](Am=2-picoline(1).3-picoline(2),4 picoline(3)),trans-[PtCl2(piperidine)(piperazine)](4),trans-[PtCl2(piperazine)2](5)and trans-[PtCl2(iminoether)2](6)的水解过程.水解反应是药物与DNA靶

  14. Sonochemical synthesis of two new nano lead(II) coordination polymers: Evaluation of structural transformation via mechanochemical approach. (United States)

    Aboutorabi, Leila; Morsali, Ali


    Two new lead(II) mixed-ligand coordination polymers, [Pb(PNO)(SCN)]n (1) and [Pb(PNO)(N3)]n (2), (HPNO=picolinic acid N-oxide) were synthesized by a sonochemical method and characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, IR spectroscopy and elemental analysis. Compounds 1 and 2 were structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The thermal behavior of 1 and 2 were studied by thermal gravimetric analysis. Structural transformations of compounds 1 and 2 were evaluated through anion-replacement processes by mechanochemical method. Moreover, the effect of sonication conditions including time, concentrations of initial reagents and power of irradiation were evaluated on size and morphology of compounds 1 and 2.

  15. New trisubstituted 1,2,4-triazoles as ghrelin receptor antagonists. (United States)

    Blayo, Anne-Laure; Maingot, Mathieu; Aicher, Babette; M'Kadmi, Céline; Schmidt, Peter; Müller, Gilbert; Teifel, Michael; Günther, Eckhard; Gagne, Didier; Denoyelle, Séverine; Martinez, Jean; Fehrentz, Jean-Alain


    Ghrelin receptor ligands based on a trisubstituted 1,2,4-triazole scaffold were recently synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro affinity for the GHS-R1a receptor and their biological activity. In this study, replacement of the α-aminoisobutyryl (Aib) moiety (a common feature present in numerous growth hormone secretagogues described in the literature) by aromatic and heteroaromatic groups was explored. We found potent antagonists incorporating the picolinic moiety in place of the Aib moiety. In an attempt to increase affinity and activity of our lead compound 2, we explored the modulation of the pyridine ring. Herein we report the design and the structure-activity relationships study of these new ghrelin receptor ligands.

  16. A Highly Reactive Seven-Coordinate Osmium(V) Oxo Complex: [Os(V)(O)(qpy)(pic)Cl](2+). (United States)

    Liu, Yingying; Ng, Siu-Mui; Lam, William W Y; Yiu, Shek-Man; Lau, Tai-Chu


    Seven-coordinate ruthenium oxo species have been proposed as active intermediates in catalytic water oxidation by a number of highly active ruthenium catalysts, however such species have yet to be isolated. Reported herein is the first example of a seven-coordinate group 8 metal-oxo species, [Os(V)(O)(qpy)(pic)Cl](2+) (qpy = 2,2':6',2'':6'',2'''-quaterpyridine, pic = 4-picoline). The X-ray crystal structure of this complex shows that it has a distorted pentagonal bipyramidal geometry with an Os=O distance of 1.7375 Å. This oxo species undergoes facile O-atom and H-atom-transfer reactions with various organic substrates. Notably it can abstract H atoms from alkylaromatics with C-H bond dissociation energy as high as 90 kcal mol(-1). This work suggests that highly active oxidants may be designed based on group 8 seven-coordinate metal oxo species.

  17. Direct tandem mass spectrometric analysis of amino acids in plasma using fluorous derivatization and monolithic solid-phase purification. (United States)

    Tamashima, Erina; Hayama, Tadashi; Yoshida, Hideyuki; Imakyure, Osamu; Yamaguchi, Masatoshi; Nohta, Hitoshi


    In this study, we developed a novel direct tandem mass spectrometric method for rapid and accurate analysis of amino acids utilizing a fluorous derivatization and purification technique. Amino acids were perfluoroalkylated with 2H,2H,3H,3H-perfluoroundecan-1-al in the presence of 2-picoline borane via reductive amination. The derivatives were purified by perfluoroalkyl-modified silica-based monolithic solid-phase extraction (monolithic F-SPE), and directly analyzed by tandem mass spectrometry using electrospray ionization without liquid chromatographic separation. The perfluoroalkyl derivatives could be sufficiently distinguished from non-fluorous compounds, i.e. the biological matrix, due to their fluorous interaction. Thus, rapid and accurate determination of amino acids was accomplished. The method was validated with human plasma samples and applied to the analysis of amino acids in the plasma of mice with maple syrup urine disease or phenylketonuria.

  18. Chromium supplementation in non-obese non-diabetic subjects is associated with a decline in insulin sensitivity

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    Masharani Umesh


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The use of chromium supplements is widespread for the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus but there are conflicting reports on efficacy, possibly reflecting discrepant effects across different populations. In the present studies, we test the hypothesis that chromium supplementation raises serum chromium levels and correspondingly improves insulin sensitivity. Methods A double blind placebo-controlled randomized trial was conducted on 31 non-obese, normoglycemic subjects. After baseline studies, the subjects were randomized to placebo or chromium picolinate 500 μg twice a day. The primary endpoint was change in insulin sensitivity as measured by euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp. Pre-specified secondary endpoints included fasting lipids, blood pressure, weight, body composition measured by DXA scan. Results After 16 weeks of chromium picolinate therapy there was no significant change in insulin sensitivity between groups (p=0.83. There was, however, a strong association between serum chromium and change in insulin resistance (β = -0.83, p=0.01, where subjects with the highest serum chromium had a worsening of insulin sensitivity. This effect could not be explained by changes in physiological parameters such as body weight, truncal fat and serum lipids with chromium therapy. Conclusions Chromium therapy did not improve insulin sensitivity in non-obese normoglycemic individuals. Further, subjects who have high serum chromium levels paradoxically had a decline in insulin sensitivity. Caution therefore should be exercised in recommending the use of this supplement. Trial registration The study was registered on the NIH registry ( and the identifier is NCT00846248

  19. Rare earth(III) complexes for the development of new magnetic and luminescent probes; Complexes de lanthanides(III) pour le developpement de nouvelles sondes magnetiques et luminescentes

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    Nonat, A


    The simultaneous optimisation of the molecular parameters determining the relaxivity (number of coordinated water molecules, water-exchange, rotation dynamics of the whole complex, electronic relaxation, Gd(III)-proton distance) is essential to prepare efficient contrast agents. The aim of this work is on the one hand to design and study complexes with a high number of bound water molecules and to understand the influence of the coordination sphere on the stability and on the electronic relaxation and on the other hand, to use the ligand as a chromophore for the development of luminescent probes for biomedical imaging. We present the structure, the stability and the relaxivity of Gd(III) complexes of two series of tripodal ligands containing picolinate units based either on the 1,4,7-tri-aza-cyclononane ring or on a tertiary amine. These complexes show high relaxivity in water and in serum and can establish a non covalent interaction with serum albumin. The interpretation of the water proton relaxivity with the help of new relaxometric methods based on an auxiliary probe solute has allowed us to show that both the presence of the picolinate groups and the 1,4,7-tri-aza-cyclononane framework can lead to Gd(III) complexes with favourable electronic relaxation properties. This ligands have also been used for Eu(III) and Tb(III) complexation leading to strong luminescence in visible light. Other complexes derived from 8-hydroxyquinoline unit which display a very high luminescence in infrared are also studied. (author)

  20. Effect of chromium on the insulin resistance in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. (United States)

    Vladeva, Stefka V; Terzieva, Dora D; Arabadjiiska, Desislava T


    Chromium deficiency in diabetic patients is a debatable problem. The prevailing opinion suggests the presence of low serum concentrations in such patients and therefore an early, long-term addition of chromium to the standard therapy is recommended. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of chromium on the insulin resistance in diabetic patients with type II diabetes mellitus. We have studied a total of 34 overweight patients with type II diabetes mellitus, who were distributed in two study sub-groups--patients with very good metabolic control and patients with bad control. For sixty days the patients of both groups received 30 microg of chromium picolinate as food additive. We measured the serum concentration of chromium (using atom-absorption methods), immune-reactive insulin and the insulin resistance index at baseline and at the end of the two-month period. The serum concentrations of chromium was significantly lower in diabetic patients than in the healthy individuals used as controls (2.18 +/- 0.87 nmol/l versus 4.03 +/- 0.96 nmol/l; p < 0.001). We found a significant decrease of the immune-reactive insulin and the insulin resistance index after a two-month application of chromium 30 microg daily (1 tablet of chrome picolinate). The effects of this trace element are analysed in the light of an improved first phase of secretion of insulin or facilitated post-receptor insulin sensibility as a way of potentiating the insulin action. Chromium included early in the complex therapy of diabetes is beneficial in the reduction of the degree of insulin resistance.

  1. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Cu(pic)2[CO(NH2)2]2 and (picH2)2[Cu(pic)2(SCN)2

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    郭光华; 杨春; 周国伟; 郭国聪; 王明盛; 蔡丽珍; 吴阿青; 黄锦顺


    Two new compounds Cu(pic)2[CO(NH2)2]2 1 and (picH2)2[Cu(pic)2(SCN)2] 2 were prepared from the reaction of picolinic acid and copper(Ⅱ) per-chlorate by using carbamide to adjust pH=4 in the preparation of compound 1 and KSCN to adjust pH=6 in the preparation of 2. Crystal data for 1: monoclinic system, space group P21/n with a=7.441(1), b=14.291(2), c=7.790(1) A, β=95.855(2)°, V=824.0(2) A3, Dc=1.724 g/cm3, F(000)=438, C14H16N606Cu, Mr=427.87,μ(MoKα)=1.375 mm-1, Z=2 and the final R=0.0365 for 1164 observed reflections. Crystal data for 2: monoclinic system, space group P21/c with a=9.8237(3), b=10.0409(3), c=14.5867(2) A, β -= 104.190(2), V=1394.91(6) A3, Dc= 1.595 g/cm3, F(000)=686, C26H20N6O8S2Cu, Mr=672.14,μ(MoKα)=0.994 mm-1, Z=2 and the final R=0.0442 for .1651 observed reflections. The Cu(Ⅱ)atom in both 1 and 2 has a 4+2 elongated octahedral environment with the pic- ligands locating on the equatorial plane, and carbamide and SCN- occupying the axial sites, respectively. In compound 2,there also exist two protonated picolinate cations for charge balance.

  2. Characterization of inhibitory effects of the potential therapeutic inhibitors, benzoic acid and pyridine derivatives, on the monophenolase and diphenolase activities of tyrosinase

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    Nematollah Gheibi


    Full Text Available Objective(s:Involvement of tyrosinase in the synthesis of melanin and cell signaling pathway has made it an attractive target in the search for therapeutic inhibitors for treatment of different skin hyperpigmentation disorders and melanoma cancers. Materials and Methods: In the present study, we conducted a comprehensive kinetic analysis to understand the mechanisms of inhibition imposed by 2-amino benzoic acid, 4-amino benzoic acid, nicotinic acid, and picolinic acid on the monophenolase and diphenolase activities of the mushroom tyrosinase, and then MTT assay was exploited to evaluate their toxicity on the melanoma cells. Results: Kinetic analysis revealed that nicotinic acid and picolinic acid competitively restricted the monophenolase activity with inhibition constants (Ki of 1.21 mM and 1.97 mM and the diphenolase activity with Kis of 2.4 mM and 2.93 mM, respectively. 2-aminobenzoic acid and 4-aminobenzoic acid inhibited the monophenolase activity in a non-competitive fashion with Kis of 5.15 µM and 3.8 µM and the diphenolase activity with Kis of 4.72 µM and 20 µM, respectively. Conclusion: Our cell-based data revealed that only the pyridine derivatives imposed cytotoxicity in melanoma cells. Importantly, the concentrations of the inhibitors leading to 50% decrease in the cell density (IC50 werecomparable to those causing 50% drop in the enzyme activity, implying that the observed cytotoxicity is highly likely due to the tyrosinase inhibition. Moreover, our cell-based data exhibited that the pyridine derivatives acted as anti-proliferative agents, perhaps inducing cytotoxicity in the melanoma cells through inhibition of the tyrosinase activities.

  3. Speciation of potential anti-diabetic vanadium complexes in real serum samples. (United States)

    Sanna, Daniele; Ugone, Valeria; Serra, Maria; Garribba, Eugenio


    In this work the speciation in real serum samples of five V(IV)O complexes with potential application in the therapy of diabetes was studied through EPR spectroscopy as a function of V concentration (45.4, 90.9 and 454.5μM) and time (0-180min). [VO(dhp)2], [VO(ma)2], [VO(acac)2], [VO(pic)2(H2O)], and [VO(mepic)2], where Hdhp indicates 1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-pyridinone, Hma maltol, Hacac acetylacetone, Hpic picolinic acid, and Hmepic 6-methylpicolinic acid, were examined. The distribution of V(IV)O(2+) among the serum bioligands was calculated from the thermodynamic stability constants in the literature and compared with the experimental results. EPR results, which confirm the prediction, depend on the strength of the ligand L and geometry assumed by the bis-chelated species at physiological pH, cis-octahedral or square pyramidal. With dhp, the strongest chelator, the system is dominated by [VO(dhp)2] and/or cis-VO(dhp)2(Protein); with intermediate strength chelators, i.e. maltolate, acetylacetonate and picolinate, by cis-VO(ma)2(Protein), [VO(acac)2] or [VO(pic)(citrH-1)](3-)/[VO(pic)(lactH-1)](-) (citr=citrate and lact=lactate) when the V concentration overcomes 100-200μM and by (VO)(hTf)/(VO)2(hTf) when concentration is lower than 100μM; with the weakest chelator, 6-methylpicolinate, (VO)(hTf)/(VO)2(hTf), (VO)(HSA) (hTf = human serum transferrin and HSA = human serum albumin), and VO(mepic)(Protein)(OH) are the major species at concentration higher than 100-200μM, whereas hydrolytic processes are observed for lower concentrations. For [VO(dhp)2], [VO(ma)2], [VO(acac)2] and [VO(pic)2(H2O)], the EPR spectra remain unaltered with elapsing time, while for mepic they change significantly because the hydrolyzed V(IV)O species are complexed by the serum bioligands, in particular by lactate. The rate of oxidation in the serum is [VO(dhp)2]>[VO(ma)2]>[VO(acac)2] and reflects the order of E1/2 values. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Polyoxometalate-based organic-inorganic hybrid compounds containing transition metal mixed-organic-ligand complexes of N-containing and pyridinecarboxylate ligands. (United States)

    Zhao, De-Chuan; Hu, Yang-Yang; Ding, Hong; Guo, Hai-Yang; Cui, Xiao-Bing; Zhang, Xiao; Huo, Qi-Sheng; Xu, Ji-Qing


    Five new organic–inorganic hybrid compounds based on the Keggin-type polyoxoanion [SiW12O40]4−, namely [Cu3(2,2′-bpy)3(inic)(μ2-OH)(H2O)][SiW12O40]·2H2O (1), [Cu6(phen)6(μ3-Cl)2(μ2-Cl)2Cl2(inic)2][SiW12O40]·6H2O (2), [Cu2(hnic)(2,2′-bpy)2Cl]2[H2SiW12O40] (3), [Cu2(nic)(phen)2Cl2]2[SiW12O40] (4) and [Cu2(pic)(2,2′-bpy)2Cl]2[SiW12O40] (5) (inic = isonicotinic acid, hnic = 2-hydroxy-nicotinic acid, nic = nicotinic acid, pic = picolinic acid, 2,2′-bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine, phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) have been synthesized and characterized by IR, UV-Vis, XPS, XRD, cyclic voltammetric measurements, photoluminescence analysis and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Crystal analysis reveals that compound 1 exhibits a 2-D double layered framework structure constructed from [SiW12O40]4− and copper-aqua-2,2′-bipy-hydroxyl-isonicotinate complexes. Compound 2 is a 0-D discrete structure formed by [SiW12O40]4− and copper-chloro-isonicotinate-phenanthroline complexes. Compound 3 shows a 1-D single chain structure based on the linkage of copper-2,2-bpy-chloro-2-hydroxy-nicotinate complexes and [SiW12O40]4−. Compounds 4 and 5 both contain polyoxometalate supported transition metal complexes, one is a polyoxometalate supported copper-chloro-nicotinate-phenanthroline complex in 4, and the other is a polyoxometalate supported copper-2,2-bpy-chloro-nicotinate complex in 5. It should be noted that nicotinic, isonicotinic and picolinic acids are structural isomers and 2-hydroxy-nicotinic acid is an in situ hydroxylated product of nicotinic acid. In addition, photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) by compounds 1–5 has been investigated in aqueous solutions.

  5. Investigation of individual aerosol particles matrix-assisted laser desorption/lonization%单粒子气溶胶的基质辅助激光解吸电离研究

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    提汝芳; 张子良; 王颖萍; 丁蕾; 郑海洋; 方黎


    单粒子气溶胶的基质辅助激光解吸/电离飞行时间质谱技术具有快速在线检测环境大气生物气溶胶的潜力.以α-环糊精为分析物,实验研究了吡啶羧酸、2,5-二羟基苯甲酸、芥子酸、阿魏酸四种常用基质材料的效果,考察基质与分析物的摩尔比对分析物单粒子激光质谱信号的影响.实验结果表明阿魏酸做基质时质谱命中率及分析物质谱信号峰检测效率最高,吡啶羧酸做基质时的分析物质谱信号峰激发率最高,信号峰强度最强.吡啶羧酸对分析物摩尔比为100∶ 1时,分析物质谱信号检测效率最高.%Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroraetry for individual aerosol has potential to detect atmospheric bioaerosols near real-time rapidly. Ananlyte a-Cyclodextrin and four matrices containing Picolinic acid, 2,5-Dihydroxybenzoic acid, sinapic acid and ferulic acid were investigated. Effect of matrix to analyte molar ratio on individual analyte signal mass spectra was analyzed. Experiments illustrated that hit rate and detection efficiency of analyte's signal mass spectra were hightest when ferulic acid as the matrix. Excitation efficiency and relative intensity of the cationized analyte ion signal were optimal while Picolinic acid as the matrix. Detection efficienc of ananlyte signal mass spectra was optimal when matrix to analyte molar ratio was 100 : 1.

  6. Chromium-containing traditional Chinese medicine, Tianmai Xiaoke Tablet improves blood glucose through activating insulin-signaling pathway and inhibiting PTP1B and PCK2 in diabetic rats

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    Qian Zhang; Xin-hua Xiao; Ming Li; Wen-hui Li; Miao Yu; Hua-bing Zhang; Fan Ping; Zhi-xin Wang; Jia Zheng


    OBJECTIVE: Chromium is an essential mineral that is thought to be necessary for normal glucose homeostasis. Numerous studies give evidence that chromium picolinate can modulate blood glucose and insulin resistance. The main ingredient of Tianmai Xiaoke (TMXK) Tablet is chromium picolinate. In China, TMXK Tablet is used to treat type 2 diabetes. This study investigated the effect of TMXK on glucose metabolism in diabetic rats to explore possible underlying molecular mechanisms for its action. METHODS:Diabetes was induced in rats by feeding a high-fat diet and subcutaneously injection with a single dose of streptozotocin (50 mg/kg, tail vein). One week after streptozotocin-injection, model rats were divided into diabetic group, low dose of TMXK group and high dose of TMXK group. Eight normal rats were used as normal control. After 8 weeks of treatment, skeletal muscle was obtained and was analyzed using Roche NimbleGen mRNA array and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Fasting blood glucose, oral glucose tolerance test and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) index were also measured. RESULTS: The authors found that the administration of TMXK Tablet can reduce the fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin level and HOMA-IR index. The authors also found that 2 223 genes from skeletal muscle of the high-dose TMXK group had significant changes in expression (1 752 increased, 471 decreased). Based on Kyoto encyclopedia of genes and genomes pathway analysis, the most three significant pathways were “insulin signaling pathway”, “glycolysis/gluconeogenesis” and “citrate cycle (TCA)”. qPCR showed that relative levels of forkhead box O3 (FoxO3), phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase 2 (Pck2), and protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (Ptp1b) were signiifcantly decreased in the high-dose TMXK group, while v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (Akt1) and insulin receptor substrate 2 (Irs2) were increased. CONCLUSION: Our data show

  7. Electron Transport Materials: Synthesis, Properties and Device Performance

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    Cosimbescu, Lelia; Wang, Liang; Helm, Monte L.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Swensen, James S.; Padmaperuma, Asanga B.


    We report the design, synthesis and characterization, thermal and photophysical properties of two silane based electron transport materials, dibenzo[b,d]thiophen-2-yltriphenylsilane (Si{phi}87) and (dibenzo[b,d]thiophen-2-yl)diphenylsilane (Si{phi}88) and their performance in blue organic light emitting devices (OLEDs). The utility of these materials in blue OLEDs with iridium (III) bis[(4,6-difluorophenyl)-pyridinato-N,C']picolinate (Firpic) as the phosphorescent emitter was demonstrated. Using the silane Si{phi}87 as the electron transport material (ETm) an EQE of 18.2% was obtained, with a power efficiency of 24.3 lm/W (5.8V at 1mA/cm{sup 2}), in a heterostructure. When Si{phi}88 is used, the EQE is 18.5% with a power efficiency of 26.0 lm/W (5.5V at 1mA/cm{sup 2}).

  8. Transition from Arrhenius to non-Arrhenius temperature dependence of structural relaxation time in glass-forming liquids: Continuous versus discontinuous scenario (United States)

    Popova, V. A.; Surovtsev, N. V.


    The temperature dependences of α relaxation time τα(T) of three glass-forming liquids (salol, o-terphenyl, and α-picoline) were investigated by a depolarized light scattering technique. A detailed description of τα(T) near TA, the temperature of the transition from the Arrhenius law at high temperatures to a non-Arrhenius behavior of τα(T) at lower temperatures, was done. It was found that this transition is quite sharp. If the transition is described as switching from the Arrhenius law to the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann law, it occurs within the temperature range of about 15 K or less. Most of the known expressions for τα(T) cannot describe this sharp transition. Our analysis revealed that this transition can be described either as a discontinuous transition in the spirit of the frustration-limited domain theory [D. Kivelson, G. Tarjus, X. Zhao, and S. A. Kivelson, Phys. Rev. E 53, 751 (1996), 10.1103/PhysRevE.53.751], implying a phase transition, or by a phenomenological expression recently suggested [B. Schmidtke, N. Petzold, R. Kahlau, M. Hofmann, and E. A. Rössler, Phys. Rev. E 86, 041507 (2012), 10.1103/PhysRevE.86.041507], where the activation energy includes the term depending exponentially on temperature.

  9. Evaluation of 90-day Repeated Dose Oral Toxicity, Glycometabolism, Learning and Memory Ability, and Related Enzyme of Chromium Malate Supplementation in Sprague-Dawley Rats. (United States)

    Feng, Weiwei; Wu, Huiyu; Li, Qian; Zhou, Zhaoxiang; Chen, Yao; Zhao, Ting; Feng, Yun; Mao, Guanghua; Li, Fang; Yang, Liuqing; Wu, Xiangyang


    Our previous study showed that chromium malate improved the regulation of blood glucose in mice with alloxan-induced diabetes. The present study was designed to evaluate the 90-day oral toxicity of chromium malate in Sprague-Dawley rats. The present study inspected the effect of chromium malate on glycometabolism, glycometabolism-related enzymes, lipid metabolism, and learning and memory ability in metabolically healthy Sprague-Dawley rats. The results showed that all rats survived and pathological, toxic, feces, and urine changes were not observed. Chromium malate did not cause measurable damage on liver, brain, and kidney. The fasting blood glucose, serum insulin, insulin resistance index, C-peptide, hepatic glycogen, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, glucokinase, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels of normal rats in chromium malate groups had no significant change when compared with control group and chromium picolinate group under physiologically relevant conditions. The serum and organ content of Cr in chromium malate groups had no significant change compared with control group. No significant changes were found in morris water maze test and superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and true choline esterase (TChE) activity. The results indicated that supplementation with chromium malate did not cause measurable toxicity and has no obvious effect on glycometabolism and related enzymes, learning and memory ability, and related enzymes and lipid metabolism of female and male rats. The results of this study suggest that chromium malate is safe for human consumption.

  10. Studies on the bioavailability of zinc in humans: intestinal interaction of tin and zinc. (United States)

    Solomons, N W; Marchini, J S; Duarte-Favaro, R M; Vannuchi, H; Dutra de Oliveira, J E


    Mineral/mineral interactions at the intestinal level are important in animal nutrition and toxicology, but only limited understanding of their extent or importance in humans has been developed. An inhibitory interaction of dietary tin on zinc retention has been recently described from human metabolic studies. We have explored the tin/zinc interaction using the change-in-plasma-zinc-concentration method with a standard dosage of 12.5 mg of zinc as zinc sulfate in 100 ml of Coca-Cola. Sn/Zn ratios of 2:1, 4:1, and 8:1, constituted by addition of 25, 50, and 100 mg of tin as stannous chloride, had no significant overall effect on zinc uptake. The 100-mg dose of tin produced noxious gastrointestinal symptoms. Addition of iron as ferrous sulfate to form ratios of Sn/Fe/Zn of 1:1:1 and 2:2:1 with the standard zinc solution and the appropriate doses of tin produced a reduction of zinc absorption not dissimilar from that seen previously with zinc and iron alone, and addition of picolinic acid did not influence the uptake of zinc from the solution with the 2:2:1 Sn/Fe/Zn ratio.

  11. Metabolic and Dynamic Profiling for Risk Assessment of Fluopyram, a Typical Phenylamide Fungicide Widely Applied in Vegetable Ecosystem (United States)

    Wei, Peng; Liu, Yanan; Li, Wenzhuo; Qian, Yuan; Nie, Yanxia; Kim, Dongyeop; Wang, Mengcen


    Fluopyram, a typical phenylamide fungicide, was widely applied to protect fruit vegetables from fungal pathogens-responsible yield loss. Highly linked to the ecological and dietary risks, its residual and metabolic profiles in the fruit vegetable ecosystem still remained obscure. Here, an approach using modified QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) extraction combined with GC-MS/MS analysis was developed to investigate fluopyram fate in the typical fruit vegetables including tomato, cucumber, pepper under the greenhouse environment. Fluopyram dissipated in accordance with the first-order rate dynamics equation with the maximum half-life of 5.7 d. Cleveage of fluopyram into 2-trifluoromethyl benzamide and subsequent formation of 3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl) pyridine-2-acetic acid and 3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl) picolinic acid was elucidated to be its ubiquitous metabolic pathway. Moreover, the incurrence of fluopyram at the pre-harvest interval (PHI) of 7–21 d was between 0.0108 and 0.1603 mg/kg, and the Hazard Quotients (HQs) were calculated to be less than 1, indicating temporary safety on consumption of the fruit vegetables incurred with fluopyram, irrespective of the uncertain toxicity of the metabolites. Taken together, our findings reveal the residual essential of fluopyram in the typical agricultural ecosystem, and would advance the further insight into ecological risk posed by this fungicide associated with its metabolites.

  12. The Effect of Herbicides on Hydrogen Peroxide Generation in Isolated Vacuoles of Red Beet Root (Beta vulgaris L.

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    E.V. Pradedova


    Full Text Available Influence of herbicides on the hydrogen peroxide generation in vacuolar extracts of red beet root (Beta vulgaris L. was investigated. Belonging to different chemical classes of herbicide compounds have been used. Herbicides differ from each other in the mechanism of effects on plants. Clopyralid (aromatic acid herbicide, derivative of picolinic acid and 2.4-D (phenoxyacetic herbicide, characterized by hormone-like effects, contributed to the formation of H2O2 in vacuolar extracts. Fluorodifen (nitrophenyl ether herbicide and diuron (urea herbicide also have increased contents H2O2. These compounds inhibit the electron transport, photosynthesis, and photorespiration in sensitive plants. Herbicidal effect of glyphosate (organophosphorus herbicide is due to the inhibition of amino acid synthesis in plant cells. Glyphosate did not affect the content of H2O2 in vacuolar extracts. Herbicide dependent H2O2-generation did not occur with oxidoreductase inhibitors, potassium cyanide and sodium azide. The results suggest that the formation of ROS in the vacuoles due to activity of oxidoreductases, which could interact with herbicides.

  13. Diazotization of the amino acid [closo-1-CB9H8-1-COOH-6-NH3] and reactivity of the [closo-1-CB9H8-1-COO-6-N2]- anion. (United States)

    Ringstrand, Bryan; Kaszynski, Piotr; Young, Victor G


    A comparative study of the reactivity of dinitrogen acids [closo-1-CB(9)H(8)-1-COOH-10-N(2)] (3[10]) and [closo-1-CB(9)H(8)-1-COOH-6-N(2)] (3[6]) was conducted by diazotization of a mixture of amino acids [closo-1-CB(9)H(8)-1-COOH-6-NH(3)] (1[6]) and [closo-1-CB(9)H(8)-1-COOH-10-NH(3)] (1[10]) with NO(+)BF(4)(-) in the presence of a heterocyclic base (pyridine, 4-methoxypyridine, 2-picoline, or quinoline). The 10-amino acid 1[10] formed an isolable stable 10-dinitrogen acid 3[10], while the 6-dinitrogen carboxylate 3[6](-) reacted in situ, giving products of N-substitution at the B6 position with the heterocyclic solvent (4[6]). The molecular and crystal structures for pyridinium acid 4[6]a were determined by X-ray crystallography. The electronic structures and reactivity of the 6-dinitrogen derivatives of the {1-CB(9)} cluster were assessed computationally at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) and MP2/6-31G(d,p) levels of theory and compared to those of the 10-dinitrogen, 2-dinitrogen, and 1-dinitrogen analogues.

  14. Separation of transition metals on a poly-iminodiacetic acid grafted polymeric resin column with post-column reaction detection utilising a paired emitter-detector diode system. (United States)

    Barron, Leon; O'Toole, Martina; Diamond, Dermot; Nesterenko, Pavel N; Paull, Brett


    The selectivity, retention and separation of transition metals on a short (2 mm x 50 mm) column packed with a poly-iminodiacetic acid functionalised polymer 10 microm resin (Dionex ProPac IMAC-10) are presented. This stationary phase, typically used for the separation of proteins, is composed of long chain poly-iminodiacetic acid groups grafted to a hydrophilic layer surrounding a 10 microm polymeric bead. Through the use of a combination of a multi-step pH and picolinic acid gradient, the separation of magnesium, iron, cobalt, cadmium, zinc, lead and copper was possible, followed by post-column reaction with 4-(2-pyridylazo) resorcinol (PAR) and absorbance detection at 510 nm using a novel and inexpensive optical detector, comprised of two light emitting diodes with one acting as a light source and the other as a detector. Column efficiency for selective transition metals was in excess of N=10,000, with the baseline separation of seven metal cations in <3 min possible under optimised conditions. Detection limits of between 5 and 81 microg/L were possible based upon a 50 microL injection volume.

  15. Interactions between Bioactive Diperoxovanadate Complexes and Imidazole:Insights into Their Solution Structures by NMR and ESI-MS

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    于贤勇; 蔡淑惠; 陈忠


    The interactions between four high bioactive diperoxovanadate complexesKn[OV(O2)2L]·mH2O (n = 1 ~3, m = 1~5, L = oxalate (abbr. oxa), picolinate (abbr. pic), bipyridine (abbr. bipy) and 1,10-phenanthroline (abbr. phen); their corresponding complexes abbreviated as bpV(oxa), bpV(pic), bpV(bipy) and bpV(phen), respectively) and imidazole (abbr. imi) in solution were studied by several NMR techniques: multinuclear (1H, 13C and 51V) and variable temperature 51V NMR. Competitive coordination interactions were observed and the order of the interaction strength of the four complexes with imidazole is as follows: bpV(oxa) > bpV(pic) > bpV(bipy) >bpV(phen), which is deeply affected by the identity of the ligands and has the same order as their inhibition effect toward bovine heart phosphotyrosyl protein phosphatase. The species [OV(O2)2(imi)]- was formedin all cases. Both of the NMR data and equilibrium constants of the interaction systems were reported. The experimental results indicate that the species of bpV(oxa)and [OV(O2)2(imi)]- are six-coordinated, while bpV(pic), bpV(bipy) and bpV(phen) are sevencoordinated in solution. ESI-MS results support the conclusions obtained by NMR.

  16. Developmental Changes for the Hemolymph Metabolome of Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.). (United States)

    Zhou, Lihong; Li, Huihui; Hao, Fuhua; Li, Ning; Liu, Xin; Wang, Guoliang; Wang, Yulan; Tang, Huiru


    Silkworm (Bombyx mori) is a lepidopteran-holometabolic model organism. To understand its developmental biochemistry, we characterized the larval hemolymph metabonome from the third instar to prepupa stage using (1)H NMR spectroscopy whilst hemolymph fatty acid composition using GC-FID/MS. We unambiguously assigned more than 60 metabolites, among which tyrosine-o-β-glucuronide, mesaconate, homocarnosine, and picolinate were reported for the first time from the silkworm hemolymph. Phosphorylcholine was the most abundant metabolite in all developmental stages with exception for the periods before the third and fourth molting. We also found obvious developmental dependence for the hemolymph metabonome involving multiple pathways including protein biosyntheses, glycolysis, TCA cycle, the metabolisms of choline amino acids, fatty acids, purines, and pyrimidines. Most hemolymph amino acids had two elevations during the feeding period of the fourth instar and prepupa stage. Trehalose was the major blood sugar before day 8 of the fifth instar, whereas glucose became the major blood sugar after spinning. C16:0, C18:0 and its unsaturated forms were dominant fatty acids in hemolymph. The developmental changes of hemolymph metabonome were associated with dietary nutrient intakes, biosyntheses of cell membrane, pigments, proteins, and energy metabolism. These findings offered essential biochemistry information in terms of the dynamic metabolic changes during silkworm development.

  17. Effect of pH on the release of radionuclides and chelating agents from cement-solidified decontamination ion-exchange resins collected from operating nuclear power stations

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    McIsaac, C.V.; Akers, D.W.; McConnell, J.W. (EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (USA))


    Data are presented on the physical stability and leachability of radionuclides and chelating agents from cement-solidified decontamination ion-exchange resin wastes collected from two operating commercial light water reactors. Small-scale waste--form specimens collected during solidifications performed at the Brunswick Steam Electric Plant Unit 1 and at the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Station were leach-tested and subjected to compressive strength testing in accordance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Technical Position on Waste Form'' (Revision 1). Samples of untreated resin waste collected from each solidification vessel before the solidification process were analyzed for concentrations of radionuclides, selected transition metals, and chelating agents to determine the quantities of these chemicals in the waste-form specimens. The chelating agents included oxalic, citric, and picolinic acids. In order to determine the effect of leachant chemical composition and pH on the stability and leachability of the waste forms, waste-form specimens were leached in various leachants. Results of this study indicate that differences in pH do not affect releases from cement-solidified decontamination ion-exchange resin waste forms, but that differences in leachant chemistry and the presence of chelating agents may affect the releases of radionuclides and chelating agents. Also, this study indicates that the cumulative releases of radionuclides and chelating agents are similar for waste- form specimens that decomposed and those that retained their general physical form. 36 refs., 60 figs., 28 tabs.

  18. Synthesis, photophysical and electro-optical properties of bis-carbazolyl methane based host material for pure-blue phosphorescent OLED

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    Moon, Byoung-Joon; Yook, Kyoung Soo; Lee, Jun Yeob [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering and Center for Photofunctional Energy Materials, Dankook University, Yongin, Gyeonggi 448-701 (Korea, Republic of); Shin, Seunghan [Chonan R and D Center, KITECH, Chonan, Chungnam 330-825 (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Seok-Ho, E-mail: [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering and Center for Photofunctional Energy Materials, Dankook University, Yongin, Gyeonggi 448-701 (Korea, Republic of)


    A new high triplet-energy host material, 9-(4-(bis(9-ethyl-9H-carbazol-3-yl)methyl)phenyl)-9H-carbazole (bis-CMPC), was synthesized and its device performance of phosphorescent organic light-emitting diode was investigated. This host material showed a high triplet energy ({approx}2.95 eV) and good thermal stability. Highly efficient pure-blue PHOLED was obtained when employing bis-CMPC as the host material and bis((3,5-difluoro-4-cyanophenyl)pyridine) iridium picolinate as the guest material. The maximum external quantum efficiency of the device reached as high as 13.3% with a pure-blue color coordinate of (0.14, 0.21). - Graphical abstract: Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis of 9-(4-(bis(9-ethyl-9H-carbazol-3-yl)methyl)phenyl)-9H-carbazole. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesized host material showed high triplet energy level and thermal stability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Maximum external quantum efficiency of the device as high as 13.3%. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The device showed a pure-blue color coordinate of (0.14, 0.21).

  19. Determination of mercury in an assortment of dietary supplements using an inexpensive combustion atomic absorption spectrometry technique. (United States)

    Levine, Keith E; Levine, Michael A; Weber, Frank X; Hu, Ye; Perlmutter, Jason; Grohse, Peter M


    The concentrations of mercury in forty, commercially available dietary supplements, were determined using a new, inexpensive analysis technique. The method involves thermal decomposition, amalgamation, and detection of mercury by atomic absorption spectrometry with an analysis time of approximately six minutes per sample. The primary cost savings from this approach is that labor-intensive sample digestion is not required prior to analysis, further automating the analytical procedure. As a result, manufacturers and regulatory agencies concerned with monitoring lot-to-lot product quality may find this approach an attractive alternative to the more classical acid-decomposition, cold vapor atomic absorption methodology. Dietary supplement samples analyzed included astragalus, calcium, chromium picolinate, echinacea, ephedra, fish oil, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, goldenseal, guggul, senna, St John's wort, and yohimbe products. Quality control samples analyzed with the dietary supplements indicated a high level of method accuracy and precision. Ten replicate preparations of a standard reference material (NIST 1573a, tomato leaves) were analyzed, and the average mercury recovery was 109% (2.0% RSD). The method quantitation limit was 0.3 ng, which corresponded to 1.5 ng/g sample. The highest found mercury concentration (123 ng/g) was measured in a concentrated salmon oil sample. When taken as directed by an adult, this product would result in an approximate mercury ingestion of 7 mug per week.

  20. Degradation of HTL layers during device operation in PhOLEDs (United States)

    Sivasubramaniam, Varatharajan; Brodkorb, Florian; Hanning, Stephanie; Buttler, Oliver; Loebl, Hans Peter; van Elsbergen, Volker; Boerner, Herbert; Scherf, Ullrich; Kreyenschmidt, Martin


    Different analytical tools and methodologies are currently employed to determine degradation products of organic blue light emitting devices in order to identify the failure mechanisms which determine the lifetime of these devices. This article provides a deeper understanding of degradation mechanisms of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) during device operation. Degradation products of blue emitting devices containing 8% of the phosphorescent emitter iridium(III)bis(4,6-difluorophenyl)-pyridinato-N,C 2' picolinate (FIrpic) in a matrix containing bis(2-methyl-8-quinolinolato)(4-phenylphenolato)aluminium (BAlq) as electron transport layer (ETL), 4,4',4″-tri( N-carbazolyl)triphenylamine (TCTA) and N, N'-diphenyl- N, N'-bis(1-naphthyl)-1,1'-biphenyl-4,4″-diamine (α-NPD) were investigated using laser desorption ionization (LDI) coupled with a time of flight mass spectrometry (TOF/MS). Especially chemical degradation pathways of the hole transport materials TCTA and α-NPD were investigated. The comparison of experimental data of unstressed and stressed device revealed that new reaction products are formed during the device operation. The linkage of TCTA fragments to the α-NPD core in an interfacial reaction as well as a dimerization of TCTA itself was observed. Ten new reaction products could be characterized via LDI-TOF-MS. Some of these compounds might possess a negative influence on the drop of efficiency and lifetime of blue light emitting devices based on FIrpic.

  1. Hybrid quantum and classical methods for computing kinetic isotope effects of chemical reactions in solutions and in enzymes. (United States)

    Gao, Jiali; Major, Dan T; Fan, Yao; Lin, Yen-Lin; Ma, Shuhua; Wong, Kin-Yiu


    A method for incorporating quantum mechanics into enzyme kinetics modeling is presented. Three aspects are emphasized: 1) combined quantum mechanical and molecular mechanical methods are used to represent the potential energy surface for modeling bond forming and breaking processes, 2) instantaneous normal mode analyses are used to incorporate quantum vibrational free energies to the classical potential of mean force, and 3) multidimensional tunneling methods are used to estimate quantum effects on the reaction coordinate motion. Centroid path integral simulations are described to make quantum corrections to the classical potential of mean force. In this method, the nuclear quantum vibrational and tunneling contributions are not separable. An integrated centroid path integral-free energy perturbation and umbrella sampling (PI-FEP/UM) method along with a bisection sampling procedure was summarized, which provides an accurate, easily convergent method for computing kinetic isotope effects for chemical reactions in solution and in enzymes. In the ensemble-averaged variational transition state theory with multidimensional tunneling (EA-VTST/MT), these three aspects of quantum mechanical effects can be individually treated, providing useful insights into the mechanism of enzymatic reactions. These methods are illustrated by applications to a model process in the gas phase, the decarboxylation reaction of N-methyl picolinate in water, and the proton abstraction and reprotonation process catalyzed by alanine racemase. These examples show that the incorporation of quantum mechanical effects is essential for enzyme kinetics simulations.

  2. Hydrothermal synthesis of magnetite particles with uncommon crystal facets

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    Junki Sato


    Full Text Available Hydrothermal synthesis of Fe3O4 (magnetite particles was carried out using organic compounds as morphology control agents to obtain magnetite crystals with uncommon facets. It was established that the morphology of Fe3O4 crystals obtained by hydrothermal treatment of an aqueous solution containing Fe2+ and organic compounds depended on the organic compound used. The shape of the Fe3O4 particles obtained when no additives were used was quasi-octahedral. In contrast, the addition of picolinic acid, citric acid or pyridine resulted in the formation of polyhedral crystals, indicating the presence of not only {1 1 1}, {1 0 0} and {1 1 0} facets but also high-index facets including at least {3 1 1} and {3 3 1}. When citric acid was used as an additive, octahedral crystals with {1 1 1} facets also appeared, and their size decreased as the amount of citric acid was increased. Thus, control of Fe3O4 particle morphology was achieved by a simple hydrothermal treatment using additives.

  3. Tuning the Geometrical Structures and Optical Properties of Blue-Emitting Iridium(III) Complexes through Dimethylamine Substitutions: A Theoretical Study. (United States)

    Ren, Xue-Feng; Tang, Hong-Qu; Kang, Guo-Jun


    The geometrical structures and photophysical properties of Ir(4,6-dFppy)₂(pic) (FIrpic) and its derivative (o-FIr, m-FIr, p-FIr) with dimethylamine substituted at the picolinic acid (N(∧)O) ligand were fully investigated by density functional theory and time-dependent density functional theory. The simulated electronic structure, as well as absorption and emission spectra of FIrpic are in good agreement with the experimental observations. The introduction of dimethylamine at the N(∧)O ligand at different positions is beneficial to extend the π-electron delocalization, increase HOMO energy levels, and hence improve the hole injection and transfer ability compared with those of FIrpic. Furthermore, o-FIr, m-FIr, and p-FIr have large absorption intensity and participation of metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) contribution in the main absorption spectra, which would be useful to improve the intersystem crossing (ISC) from the singlet to triplet excited state. More importantly, the high quantum yield of o-FIr (which is explained based on the detailed analysis of triplet energy, ET1), participation of ³MLCT contribution in the phosphorescent spectra, and energy difference between ³MLCT and triplet metal centered (³MC) d-d excited state compared with m-FIr and p-FIr indicate that o-FIr is expected to be an excellent blue phosphorescence emitter with high efficiency.

  4. Redetermination of piperidinium hydrogen sulfide structure (United States)

    Andras, Maria T.; Hepp, Aloysius F.; Fanwick, Phillip E.; Duraj, Stan A.; Gordon, Edward M.


    The presence of adventitious water in a reaction between dicyclopentamethylene thiuram-disulfide (C5H10NCS2)(sub 2) and a picoline solution of tricyclopentadienyl indium(III) (C5H5)(sub 3). It resulted in the formation of piperidinium hydrogen sulfide (C5H13NS). The piperidinium hydrogen sulfide produced in this way was unambiguously characterized by X-ray crystallography. The structure determination showed that the piperidinium hydrogen sulfide crystal (MW = 119.23 g/mol) has an orthorhombic (Pbcm) unit cell whose parameters are: a = 9.818(2), b = 7.3720(1), c = 9.754(1) A, V = 706.0(3) A(exp 3), Z=4. D(sub chi) = 1.122 g cm(exp -3), Mo K(alpha) (lamda = 0.71073), mu= 3.36 cm(exp -1), F(000) = 264.0, T =293 K, R = 0.036 for 343 reflections with F(sub O)(sup 2) greater than 3 sigma (F(sub O)(sup 2)) and 65 variables. The compound consists of (C5H10NH2)(+) cations and (SH)(-) anions with both species residing on crystallographic mirror planes. N-H -- S hydrogen bonding contributes to the interconnection of neighboring piperidinium components of the compound.

  5. Novel molecular host materials based on carbazole/PO hybrids with wide bandgap via unique linkages for solution-processed blue phosphorescent OLEDs (United States)

    Ye, Hua; Zhou, Kaifeng; Wu, Hongyu; Chen, Kai; Xie, Gaozhan; Hu, Jingang; Yan, Guobing; Ma, Songhua; Su, Shi-Jian; Cao, Yong


    A series of novel molecules with wide bandgap based on electron-withdrawing diphenyl phosphine oxide units and electron-donating carbazolyl moieties through insulated unique linkages of flexible chains terminated by oxygen or sulfur atoms as solution-processable host materials were successfully synthesized for the first time, and their thermal, photophysical, and electrochemical properties were studied thoroughly. These materials possess high triplet energy levels (ET, 2.76-2.77 eV) due to the introduction of alkyl chain to interrupt the conjugation between electron-donor and electron-acceptor. Such high ET could effectively curb the energy from phosphorescent emitter transfer to the host molecules and thus assuring the emission of devices was all from the blue phosphorescent emitter iridium (III) bis [(4,6-difluorophenyl)-pyridinate-N,C2‧]picolinate (FIrpic). Among them, the solution-processed device based on CBCR6OPO without extra vacuum thermal-deposited hole-blocking layer and electron-transporting layer showed the highest maximum current efficiency (CEmax) of 4.16 cd/A. Moreover, the device presented small efficiency roll-off with current efficiency (CE) of 4.05 cd/A at high brightness up to 100 cd/m2. Our work suggests the potential applications of the solution-processable materials with wide bandgap in full-color flat-panel displays and organic lighting.

  6. High-sensitivity microchip electrophoresis determination of inorganic anions and oxalate in atmospheric aerosols with adjustable selectivity and conductivity detection. (United States)

    Noblitt, Scott D; Schwandner, Florian M; Hering, Susanne V; Collett, Jeffrey L; Henry, Charles S


    A sensitive and selective separation of common anionic constituents of atmospheric aerosols, sulfate, nitrate, chloride, and oxalate, is presented using microchip electrophoresis. The optimized separation is achieved in under 1 min and at low background electrolyte ionic strength (2.9 mM) by combining a metal-binding electrolyte anion (17 mM picolinic acid), a sulfate-binding electrolyte cation (19 mM HEPBS), a zwitterionic surfactant with affinity towards weakly solvated anions (19 mM N-tetradecyl,N,N-dimethyl-3-ammonio-1-propansulfonate), and operation in counter-electroosmotic flow (EOF) mode. The separation is performed at pH 4.7, permitting pH manipulation of oxalate's mobility. The majority of low-concentration organic acids are not observed at these conditions, allowing for rapid subsequent injections without the presence of interfering peaks. Because the mobilities of sulfate, nitrate, and oxalate are independently controlled, other minor constituents of aerosols can be analyzed, including nitrite, fluoride, and formate if desired using similar separation conditions. Contact conductivity detection is utilized, and the limit of detection for oxalate (S/N=3) is 180 nM without stacking. Sensitivity can be increased with field-amplified sample stacking by injecting from dilute electrolyte with a detection limit of 19 nM achieved. The high-sensitivity, counter-EOF operation, and short analysis time make this separation well-suited to continuous online monitoring of aerosol composition.

  7. Determination of impurities in crude light pyridine bases

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    Novikov, E.G.; Tsaur, A.G.; Lisina, L.A.; Dybkin, P.A.


    Hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and phenols are always products of coal pyrolysis. In addition the coke oven gas contains carbon disulfide. The simultaneous presence of ammonia and carbon disulfide leads inevitably to the formation of thiocyanates in the entire recovery system before the saturator, and particularly in the ammonia liquor. All these compounds may be expected to be present in the crude light pyridine bases (CLPB). This causes corrosion of the equipment and reduces the photostability of the final process products. The ability of the phenols to form high boiling point azeotropes with the bases reduces the ..beta..-picoline fraction yield. For these reasons the presence of the stated impurities in the CLPB is undesirable. In the present work an estimate has been made of the average annual concentration of phenols, cyanides, thiocyanates and chlorides in the crude light pyridine bases of all the plants supplying this material in the Eastern USSR. The table shows only the mean values of the concentrations for each component in the samples of the individual plants, and also those for water.

  8. Light-Emitting Polymer Nanocomposites

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    Full Text Available Inorganic nanoparticles doped with optically active rare-earth ions and coated with organic ligands were synthesized in order to create fluorescent polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA nanocomposites. Two different aromatic ligands (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA and 2-picolinic acid, PA were utilized in order to functionalize the surface of Tb3+ : LaF3 nanocrystals. The selected aromatic ligand systems were characterized using infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis, rheological measurements, and optical spectroscopy. Nanoparticles produced in situ with the PMMA contained on average 10 wt% loading of Tb3+ : LaF3 at a 6 : 1 La : Tb molar ratio and ~7 wt% loading of 4 : 1 La : Tb molar ratio for the PA and ASA systems, respectively. Measured diameters ranged from 457±176 nm to 150±105 nm which is indicative that agglomerates formed during the synthesis process. Both nanocomposites exhibited the characteristic Tb3+ emission peaks upon direct ion excitation (350 nm and ligand excitation (PA : 265 nm and ASA : 275 nm.

  9. Axial Ligand Coordination to the C-H Amination Catalyst Rh2(esp)2: A Structural and Spectroscopic Study. (United States)

    Warzecha, Evan; Berto, Timothy C; Berry, John F


    The compound Rh2(esp)2 (esp = α,α,α',α'-tetramethyl-1,3-benzenediproponoate) is the most generally effective catalyst for nitrenoid amination of C-H bonds. However, much of its fundamental coordination chemistry is unknown. In this work, we study the effects of axial ligand coordination to the catalyst Rh2(esp)2. We report here crystal structures, cyclic voltammetry, UV-vis, IR, Raman, and (1)H NMR spectra for the complexes Rh2(esp)2L2 where L = pyridine, 3-picoline, 2,6-lutidine, acetonitrile, and methanol. The compounds all show well-defined π* → σ* electronic transitions in the 16500 to 20500 cm(-1) range, and Rh-Rh stretching vibrations in the range from 304 to 322 cm(-1). Taking these data into account we find that the strength of axial ligand binding to Rh2(esp)2 increases in the series CH3OH ∼ 2,6-lutidine < CH3CN < 3-methylpyridine ∼ pyridine. Quasi-reversible Rh2(4+/5+) redox waves are only obtained when either acetonitrile or no axial ligand is present. In the presence of pyridines, irreversible oxidation waves are observed, suggesting that these ligands destabilize the Rh2 complex under oxidative conditions.

  10. Synthesis of a new complex Chromium (Ⅲ) 2-mercaptonicotinate

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    LI Wei; HAO Er-jun; JIANG Yu-qin


    Chromium is an essential trace element for mammals[1-3].Diabetes is a chronic disease with major health consequence. Studies show that the occurrence of diabetes have great thing to do with the chromium deficient. Almost 40 years after the first report of glucose tolerance factor(GTF)[4]no conclusive evidence for an isolable ,biologically active form of chromium exited. Three materials have been proposed to be the biologically active form of chromium: "glucose tolerance factor", chromium Picolinate and low-molecular-weight chromium-binding substance (LWMCr)[5]So there is potential for the design of new chromium drugs[6].Chromium compounds have been used in medicine for centuries and there is potential for the design of new chromium drugs.2-Mercaptonicotinic acid(MN) displays the interesting biological activity. Chromium( Ⅲ )2-mercaptonicotinate is a common and effective biologically active form of Chromium. The test of biological activity indicated that may be useful in treating of diabetes. In this paper, we reported the The synthesis route is as follow:The structure of the complex has been characterized by IR, elemental analysis, MS,atomic absorption spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction and TG-DTA analysis.They indicate that the structure of Chromium 2-mercaptonicotinate.HPLC is used for determination of the purity. Studies show that the complex has a good biological activity for supplement tiny dietary chromium,lowering blood glucose levels, lowering serum lipid levels and increasing lean body mass.

  11. An in vitro study of interactions between insulin-mimetic zinc(II) complexes and selected plasma components. (United States)

    Enyedy, Eva Anna; Horváth, László; Gajda-Schrantz, Krisztina; Galbács, Gábor; Kiss, Tamás


    The speciations of some potent insulin-mimetic zinc(II) complexes of bidentate ligands: maltol and 1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxypyridinone with (O,O) and picolinic acid with (N,O) coordination modes, were studied via solution equilibrium investigations of the ternary complex formation in the presence of small relevant bioligands of the blood serum such as cysteine, histidine and citric acid. Results show that formation of the ternary complexes, especially with cysteine, is favoured at physiological pH range in almost all systems studied. Besides these low molecular mass binders, serum proteins among others albumin and transferrin can bind zinc(II) or its complexes. Accordingly, the distribution of zinc(II) between the small and high molecular mass fractions of the serum was also studied by ultrafiltration. Modelling calculations relating to the distribution of zinc(II), using the stability constants of the ternary complexes studied and those of the serum proteins reported in the literature, confirmed the ultrafiltration results, namely, the primary role of albumin in zinc(II) binding among the low and high molecular mass components of the serum.

  12. Transition from Arrhenius to non-Arrhenius temperature dependence of structural relaxation time in glass-forming liquids: continuous versus discontinuous scenario. (United States)

    Popova, V A; Surovtsev, N V


    The temperature dependences of α relaxation time τ(α)(T) of three glass-forming liquids (salol, o-terphenyl, and α-picoline) were investigated by a depolarized light scattering technique. A detailed description of τ(α)(T) near T(A), the temperature of the transition from the Arrhenius law at high temperatures to a non-Arrhenius behavior of τ(α)(T) at lower temperatures, was done. It was found that this transition is quite sharp. If the transition is described as switching from the Arrhenius law to the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann law, it occurs within the temperature range of about 15 K or less. Most of the known expressions for τ(α)(T) cannot describe this sharp transition. Our analysis revealed that this transition can be described either as a discontinuous transition in the spirit of the frustration-limited domain theory [D. Kivelson, G. Tarjus, X. Zhao, and S. A. Kivelson, Phys. Rev. E 53, 751 (1996)], implying a phase transition, or by a phenomenological expression recently suggested [B. Schmidtke, N. Petzold, R. Kahlau, M. Hofmann, and E. A. Rössler, Phys. Rev. E 86, 041507 (2012)], where the activation energy includes the term depending exponentially on temperature.

  13. Influence of functionalized pyridine ligands on the radio/chemical behavior of [M(I)(CO)3](+) (M = Re and (99m)Tc) 2 + 1 complexes. (United States)

    Hayes, Thomas R; Lyon, Patrice A; Barnes, Charles L; Trabue, Steven; Benny, Paul D


    While a number of chelate strategies have been developed for the organometallic precursor fac-[M(I)(OH2)3(CO)3](+) (M = Re, (99m)Tc), a unique challenge has been to improve the overall function and performance of these complexes for in vivo and in vitro applications. Since its discovery, fac-[M(I)(OH2)3(CO)3](+) has served as an essential scaffold for the development of new targeted (99m)Tc based radiopharmaceuticals due to its labile aquo ligands. However, the lipophilic nature of the fac-[M(I)(CO)3](+) core can influence the in vivo pharmacokinetics and biodistribution of the complexes. In an effort to understand and improve this behavior, monosubstituted pyridine ligands were used to assess the impact of donor nitrogen basicity on binding strength and stability of fac-[M(I)(CO)3](+) in a 2 + 1 labeling strategy. A series of Re and (99m)Tc complexes were synthesized with picolinic acid as a bidentate ligand and 4-substituted pyridine ligands. These complexes were designed to probe the effect of pKa from the monodentate pyridine ligand both at the macro scale and radiochemical concentrations. Comparison of X-ray structural data and radiochemical solution experiments clearly indicate an increase in overall yield and stability as pyridine basicity increased.

  14. Peroxydisulfate activation by [RuII(tpy)(pic)(H2O)]+. Kinetic, mechanistic and anti-microbial activity studies. (United States)

    Chatterjee, Debabrata; Banerjee, Priyabrata; Bose, Jagadeesh C K; Mukhopadhyay, Sudit


    The oxidation of [Ru(II)(tpy)(pic)H(2)O](+) (tpy = 2,2',6',2''-terpyridine; pic(-) = picolinate) by peroxidisulfate (S(2)O(8)(2-)) as precursor oxidant has been investigated kinetically by UV-VIS, IR and EPR spectroscopy. The overall oxidation of Ru(II)- to Ru(IV)-species takes place in a consecutive manner involving oxidation of [Ru(II)(tpy)(pic)H(2)O](+) to [Ru(III)(tpy)(pic)(OH)](+), and its further oxidation of to the ultimate product [Ru(IV)(tpy)(pic)(O)](+) complex. The time course of the reaction was followed as a function of [S(2)O(8)(2-)], ionic strength (I) and temperature. Kinetic data and activation parameters are interpreted in terms of an outer-sphere electron transfer mechanism. Anti-microbial activity of Ru(II)(tpy)(pic)H(2)O](+) complex by inhibiting the growth of Escherichia coli DH5α in presence of peroxydisulfate has been explored, and the results of the biological studies have been discussed in terms of the [Ru(IV)(tpy)(pic)(O)](+) mediated cleavage of chromosomal DNA of the bacteria.

  15. Ce(IV)- and light-driven water oxidation by [Ru(terpy)(pic)3]2+ analogues: catalytic and mechanistic studies. (United States)

    Duan, Lele; Xu, Yunhua; Tong, Lianpeng; Sun, Licheng


    A series of mononuclear ruthenium polypyridyl complexes [Ru(Mebimpy)(pic)(3)](PF(6))(2) (2; Mebimpy = 2,6-bis(1-methylbenzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine; pic = 4-picoline), Ru(bimpy)(pic)(3) (3; H(2)bimpy = 2,6-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine), trans-[Ru(terpy)(pic)(2)Cl](PF(6)) (4; terpy = 2,2';6',2"-terpyridine), and trans-[Ru(terpy)(pic)(2)(OH(2))](ClO(4))(2) (5) are synthesized and characterized as analogues of the known Ru complex, [Ru(terpy)(pic)(3)](PF(6))(2) (1). The effect of the ligands on electronic and catalytic properties is studied and discussed. The negatively charged ligand, bimpy(2-), has a remarkable influence on the electrochemical events due to its strong electron-donating ability. The performance in light- and Ce(IV)-driven (Ce(IV) = Ce(NH(4))(2)(NO(3))(6)) water oxidation is successfully demonstrated. We propose that ligand exchange between pic and H(2)O occurs to form the real catalyst, a Ru-aqua complex. The synthesis and testing of trans-[Ru(terpy)(pic)(2)(OH(2))](ClO(4))(2) (5) confirmed our proposal. In addition, complex 5 possesses the best catalytic activity among these five complexes.

  16. Full phosphorescent white-light organic light-emitting diodes with improved color stability and efficiency by fine tuning primary emission contributions

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    Hua, Wang, E-mail:, E-mail:; Du, Xiaogang [Key Laboratory of Interface Science and Engineering in Advanced Materials, Taiyuan University of Technology, Ministry of Education, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Research Center of Advanced Materials Science and Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Su, Wenming, E-mail:, E-mail:; Zhang, Dongyu [Printable Electronics Research Centre, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, CAS, suzhou 215123 (China); Lin, Wenjing [Key Laboratory of Interface Science and Engineering in Advanced Materials, Taiyuan University of Technology, Ministry of Education, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Research Center of Advanced Materials Science and Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Printable Electronics Research Centre, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, CAS, suzhou 215123 (China)


    In this paper, a novel type of white-light organic light emitting diode (OLED) with high color stability was reported, in which the yellow-light emission layer of (4,4{sup ′}-N,N{sup ′}-dicarbazole)biphenyl (CBP) : tris(2-phenylquinoline-C2,N{sup ′})iridium(III) (Ir(2-phq){sub 3}) was sandwiched by double blue-light emission layers of 1,1-bis-[(di-4-tolylamino)pheny1]cyclohexane (TAPC) : bis[4,6-(di-fluorophenyl)-pyridinato-N,C2{sup ′}]picolinate (FIrpic) and tris[3-(3-pyridyl)mesityl]borane (3TPYMB):FIrpic. And, it exhibited the maximum current efficiency of 33.1 cd/A, the turn-on voltage at about 3 V and the maximum luminance in excess of 20000 cd/m{sup 2}. More important, it realized very stable white-light emission, and its CIE(x, y) coordinates only shift from (0.34, 0.37) to (0.33, 0.37) as applied voltage increased from 5 V to 12 V. It is believed that the new scheme in emission layer of white-light OLED can fine tune the contribution of primary emission with applied voltage changed, resulting in high quality white-light OLED.

  17. Full phosphorescent white-light organic light-emitting diodes with improved color stability and efficiency by fine tuning primary emission contributions

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    Full Text Available In this paper, a novel type of white-light organic light emitting diode (OLED with high color stability was reported, in which the yellow-light emission layer of (4,4′-N,N′-dicarbazolebiphenyl (CBP : tris(2-phenylquinoline-C2,N′iridium(III (Ir(2-phq3 was sandwiched by double blue-light emission layers of 1,1-bis-[(di-4-tolylaminopheny1]cyclohexane (TAPC : bis[4,6-(di-fluorophenyl-pyridinato-N,C2′]picolinate (FIrpic and tris[3-(3-pyridylmesityl]borane (3TPYMB:FIrpic. And, it exhibited the maximum current efficiency of 33.1 cd/A, the turn-on voltage at about 3 V and the maximum luminance in excess of 20000 cd/m2. More important, it realized very stable white-light emission, and its CIE(x, y coordinates only shift from (0.34, 0.37 to (0.33, 0.37 as applied voltage increased from 5 V to 12 V. It is believed that the new scheme in emission layer of white-light OLED can fine tune the contribution of primary emission with applied voltage changed, resulting in high quality white-light OLED.

  18. Suitable combination of promoter and micellar catalyst for kilo fold rate acceleration on benzaldehyde to benzoic acid conversion in aqueous media at room temperature: a kinetic approach. (United States)

    Ghosh, Aniruddha; Saha, Rumpa; Ghosh, Sumanta K; Mukherjee, Kakali; Saha, Bidyut


    The kinetics of oxidation of benzaldehyde by chromic acid in aqueous and aqueous surfactant (sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS, alkyl phenyl polyethylene glycol, Triton X-100 and N-cetylpyridinium chloride, CPC) media have been investigated in the presence of promoter at 303 K. The pseudo-first-order rate constants (kobs) were determined from a logarithmic plot of absorbance as a function time. The rate constants were found to increase with introduction of heteroaromatic nitrogen base promoters such as Picolinic acid (PA), 2,2'-bipyridine (bipy) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen). The product benzoic acid has been characterized by conventional melting point experiment, NMR, HRMS and FTIR spectral analysis. The mechanism of both unpromoted and promoted reaction path has been proposed for the reaction. In presence of the anionic surfactant SDS, cationic surfactant CPC and neutral surfactant TX-100 the reaction can undergo simultaneously in both aqueous and micellar phase with an enhanced rate of oxidation in the micellar phase. Both SDS and TX-100 produce normal micellar effect whereas CPC produce reverse micellar effect in the presence of benzaldehyde. The observed net enhancement of rate effects has been explained by considering the hydrophobic and electrostatic interaction between the surfactants and reactants. SDS and bipy combination is the suitable one for benzaldehyde oxidation.

  19. Asymmetric synthesis of α-amino acids via homologation of Ni(II) complexes of glycine Schiff bases; Part 1: alkyl halide alkylations. (United States)

    Sorochinsky, Alexander E; Aceña, José Luis; Moriwaki, Hiroki; Sato, Tatsunori; Soloshonok, Vadim A


    Alkylations of chiral or achiral Ni(II) complexes of glycine Schiff bases constitute a landmark in the development of practical methodology for asymmetric synthesis of α-amino acids. Straightforward, easy preparation as well as high reactivity of these Ni(II) complexes render them ready available and inexpensive glycine equivalents for preparing a wide variety of α-amino acids, in particular on a relatively large scale. In the case of Ni(II) complexes containing benzylproline moiety as a chiral auxiliary, their alkylation proceeds with high thermodynamically controlled diastereoselectivity. Similar type of Ni(II) complexes derived from alanine can also be used for alkylation providing convenient access to quaternary, α,α-disubstituted α-amino acids. Achiral type of Ni(II) complexes can be prepared from picolinic acid or via recently developed modular approach using simple secondary or primary amines. These Ni(II) complexes can be easily mono/bis-alkylated under homogeneous or phase-transfer catalysis conditions. Origin of diastereo-/enantioselectivity in the alkylations reactions, aspects of practicality, generality and limitations of this methodology is critically discussed.

  20. Modular syntheses of H₄octapa and H₂dedpa, and yttrium coordination chemistry relevant to ⁸⁶Y/⁹⁰Y radiopharmaceuticals. (United States)

    Price, Eric W; Cawthray, Jacqueline F; Adam, Michael J; Orvig, Chris


    The ligands H2dedpa, H4octapa, p-SCN-Bn-H2dedpa, and p-SCN-Bn-H4octapa were synthesized using a new protection chemistry approach, with labile tert-butyl esters replacing the previously used methyl esters as protecting groups for picolinic acid moieties. Additionally, the ligands H2dedpa and p-SCN-Bn-H2dedpa were synthesized using nosyl protection chemistry for the first time. The use of tert-butyl esters allows for deprotection at room temperature in trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), which compares favorably to the harsh conditions of refluxing HCl (6 M) or LiOH that were previously required for methyl ester cleavage. H4octapa has recently been shown to be a very promising (111)In and (177)Lu ligand for radiopharmaceutical applications; therefore, coordination chemistry studies with Y(3+) are described to assess its potential for use with (86)Y/(90)Y. The solution chemistry of H4octapa with Y(3+) is shown to be suitable via solution NMR studies of the [Y(octapa)](-) complex and density functional theory (DFT) calculations of the predicted structure, suggesting properties similar to those of the analogous In(3+) and Lu(3+) complexes. The molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) was mapped onto the molecular surface of the DFT-calculated coordination structures, suggesting very similar and even charge distributions between both the Lu(3+) and Y(3+) complexes of octapa(4-), and coordinate structures between 8 (ligand only) and 9 (ligand and one H2O). Potentiometric titrations determined H4octapa to have a formation constant (log K(ML)) with Y(3+) of 18.3 ± 0.1, revealing high thermodynamic stability. This preliminary work suggests that H4octapa may be a competent ligand for future (86)Y/(90)Y radiopharmaceutical applications.

  1. A quantitative study of the biotransformation of insulin-enhancing VO(2+) compounds. (United States)

    Sanna, Daniele; Buglyó, Péter; Micera, Giovanni; Garribba, Eugenio


    Potentiometric (pH titrations) and spectroscopic (electron paramagnetic resonance) methods have been used to determine the thermodynamic stability constants of the various VO(2+) complexes formed after the interaction of four insulin-enhancing vanadium compounds, [VO(6-mepic)(2)], cis-[VO(pic)(2)(H(2)O)], [VO(acac)(2)], and [VO(dhp)(2)], where 6-mepic, pic, acac, and dhp indicate the deprotonated forms of 6-methylpicolinic acid, picolinic acid, acetylacetone, and 1,2-dimethyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-pyridinone, with high molecular mass [human serum apotransferrin (hTf) and human serum albumin (HSA)] and low molecular mass (lactate) components of blood serum. In particular, log beta values for the formation of (VO)hTf (13.0 +/- 0.5), (VO)(2)hTf (25.5 +/- 0.5), (VO)HSA (9.1 +/- 1.0), (VO) (2) (d) HSA (20.9 +/- 1.0), cis-VO(dhp)(2)(hTf) (25.5 +/- 0.6), cis-VO(dhp)(2)(HSA) (25.9 +/- 0.6), (VO)hTf(lact) (14.5 +/- 0.8), (VO)(2)hTf(lact)(2) (28.5 +/- 0.8), (VO)hTf(pic) (15.6 +/- 0.8), and (VO)(2)hTf(pic)(2) (30.4 +/- 0.8) were determined. The values of the stability constants were used to compare the calculated composition of ternary and quinary systems with that recently proposed by some of us through electron paramagnetic resonance and density functional theory methods (Sanna et al. in Inorg. Chem. 49:174-187, 2010) and to predict the distribution of VO(2+) ion in blood serum when one of the four insulin-enhancing vanadium compounds studied, [VO(carrier)(2)], is administered.

  2. Simultaneous derivatization and solid-based disperser liquid-liquid microextraction for extraction and preconcentration of some antidepressants and an antiarrhythmic agent in urine and plasma samples followed by GC-FID. (United States)

    Farajzadeh, Mir Ali; Khorram, Parisa; Ghorbanpour, Houshang


    The present work is based on a one-step method including derivatization and solid-based disperser liquid-liquid microextraction followed by gas chromatography-flame ionization detection (GC-FID) for the determination of four antidepressants (fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, tranylcypromine, and nortriptyline) and an antiarrhythmic agent (mexiletine) in human urine and plasma samples. In this method, a mixture of 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane (extraction solvent) and butylchloroformate (derivatizing reagent) is added on a sugar cube (solid disperser) and it is introduced into an aqueous sample containing the analytes and a catalyst, e.g. 3-methylpyridine (picoline). During dissolving the sugar cube by manual shaking, the extractant and derivatization agent are gradually released into the sample as very fine droplets. Then the resulted cloudy solution is centrifuged and the sedimented phase is analyzed by GC-FID. The influence of several variables on the efficiency of derivatization/microextraction procedure such as kind and volume of extraction solvent, type and amount of disperser, amount of derivatization agent, and catalyst volume are optimized. Under the optimum conditions the calibration curves are linear in the range of 8-100,000μgL(-1) (coefficient of determination ≥0.994). The relative standard deviations are obtained in the range of 3.0-6.0% for all compounds. Moreover, the detection limits and enrichment factors of the target analytes are obtained in the ranges 1-15μgL(-1) and 228-268, respectively, for both plasma and urine samples. The relative recoveries obtained for the spiked plasma and urine samples are between 70 and 91%. The results show that the proposed method is simple, reliable, low cost, and applicable to determine trace amounts of the studied drugs in biological samples.

  3. An enzyme in the kynurenine pathway that governs vulnerability to suicidal behavior by regulating excitotoxicity and neuroinflammation (United States)

    Brundin, L; Sellgren, C M; Lim, C K; Grit, J; Pålsson, E; Landén, M; Samuelsson, M; Lundgren, K; Brundin, P; Fuchs, D; Postolache, T T; Traskman-Bendz, L; Guillemin, G J; Erhardt, S


    Emerging evidence suggests that inflammation has a key role in depression and suicidal behavior. The kynurenine pathway is involved in neuroinflammation and regulates glutamate neurotransmission. In the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of suicidal patients, levels of inflammatory cytokines and the kynurenine metabolite quinolinic acid (QUIN), an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor agonist, are increased. The enzyme amino-β-carboxymuconate-semialdehyde-decarboxylase (ACMSD) limits QUIN formation by competitive production of the neuroprotective metabolite picolinic acid (PIC). Therefore, decreased ACMSD activity can lead to excess QUIN. We tested the hypothesis that deficient ACMSD activity underlies suicidal behavior. We measured PIC and QUIN in CSF and plasma samples from 137 patients exhibiting suicidal behavior and 71 healthy controls. We used DSM-IV and the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale and Suicide Assessment Scale to assess behavioral changes. Finally, we genotyped ACMSD tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 77 of the patients and 150 population-based controls. Suicide attempters had reduced PIC and a decreased PIC/QUIN ratio in both CSF (P<0.001) and blood (P=0.001 and P<0.01, respectively). The reductions of PIC in CSF were sustained over 2 years after the suicide attempt based on repeated measures. The minor C allele of the ACMSD SNP rs2121337 was more prevalent in suicide attempters and associated with increased CSF QUIN. Taken together, our data suggest that increased QUIN levels may result from reduced activity of ACMSD in suicidal subjects. We conclude that measures of kynurenine metabolites can be explored as biomarkers of suicide risk, and that ACMSD is a potential therapeutic target in suicidal behavior. PMID:27483383

  4. Insights into Enzyme Catalysis and Thyroid Hormone Regulation of Cerebral Ketimine Reductase/μ-Crystallin Under Physiological Conditions. (United States)

    Hallen, André; Cooper, Arthur J L; Jamie, Joanne F; Karuso, Peter


    Mammalian ketimine reductase is identical to μ-crystallin (CRYM)-a protein that is also an important thyroid hormone binding protein. This dual functionality implies a role for thyroid hormones in ketimine reductase regulation and also a reciprocal role for enzyme catalysis in thyroid hormone bioavailability. In this research we demonstrate potent sub-nanomolar inhibition of enzyme catalysis at neutral pH by the thyroid hormones L-thyroxine and 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine, whereas other thyroid hormone analogues were shown to be far weaker inhibitors. We also investigated (a) enzyme inhibition by the substrate analogues pyrrole-2-carboxylate, 4,5-dibromopyrrole-2-carboxylate and picolinate, and (b) enzyme catalysis at neutral pH of the cyclic ketimines S-(2-aminoethyl)-L-cysteine ketimine (owing to the complex nomenclature trivial names are used for the sulfur-containing cyclic ketimines as per the original authors' descriptions) (AECK), Δ(1)-piperideine-2-carboxylate (P2C), Δ(1)-pyrroline-2-carboxylate (Pyr2C) and Δ(2)-thiazoline-2-carboxylate. Kinetic data obtained at neutral pH suggests that ketimine reductase/CRYM plays a major role as a P2C/Pyr2C reductase and that AECK is not a major substrate at this pH. Thus, ketimine reductase is a key enzyme in the pipecolate pathway, which is the main lysine degradation pathway in the brain. In silico docking of various ligands into the active site of the X-ray structure of the enzyme suggests an unusual catalytic mechanism involving an arginine residue as a proton donor. Given the critical importance of thyroid hormones in brain function this research further expands on our knowledge of the connection between amino acid metabolism and regulation of thyroid hormone levels.

  5. A Multifunctional Tb-MOF for Highly Discriminative Sensing of Eu(3+) /Dy(3+) and as a Catalyst Support of Ag Nanoparticles. (United States)

    Xu, Guo-Wang; Wu, Ya-Pan; Dong, Wen-Wen; Zhao, Jun; Wu, Xue-Qian; Li, Dong-Sheng; Zhang, Qichun


    Exploring novel multifunctional rare earth materials is very important because these materials have fundamental interests, such as new structural facts and connecting modes, as well as potential technological applications, including optics, magnetic properties, sorption, and catalytic behaviors. Especially, employing these nanomaterials for sensing or catalytic reactions is still very challenging. Herein, a new superstable, anionic terbium-metal-organic-framework, [H2 N(CH3 )2 ][Tb(cppa)2 (H2 O)2 ], (China Three Gorges University (CTGU-1), H2 cppa = 5-(4-carboxyphenyl)picolinic acid), is successfully prepared, which can be used as a turn-on, highly-sensitive fluorescent sensor to detect Eu(3+) and Dy(3+) , with a detection limitation of 5 × 10(-8) and 1 × 10(-4) m in dimethylformamide, respectively. This result represents the first example of lanthanide-metal-organic-frameworks (Ln-MOF) that can be employed as a discriminative fluorescent probe to recognize Eu(3+) and Dy(3+) . In addition, through ion exchanging at room temperature, Ag(I) can be readily reduced in situ and embedded in the anionic framework, which leads to the formation of nanometal-particle@Ln-MOF composite with uniform size and distribution. The as-prepared Ag@CTGU-1 shows remarkable catalytic performance to reduce 4-nitrophenol, with a reduction rate constant κ as large as 2.57 × 10(-2) s(-1) ; almost the highest value among all reported noble-metal-nanoparticle@MOF composites. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of rhodium and iridium complexes of the chelating bis-sulfoxide tBuSOC2H4SOtBu. Selective O-H activation of 2-hydroxy-isopropyl-pyridine. (United States)

    Schaub, Thomas; Diskin-Posner, Yael; Radius, Udo; Milstein, David


    The chloro-bridged rhodium and iridium complexes [M2(BTSE)2Cl2] (M = Rh 1, Ir 2) bearing the chelating bis-sulfoxide tBuSOC2H4SOtBu (BTSE) were prepared by the reaction of [M2(COE)4Cl2] (M = Rh, Ir; COE = cyclooctene) with an excess of a racemic mixture of the ligand. The cationic compounds [M(BTSE)2][PF6] (M = Rh 3, Ir 4), bearing one S- and one O-bonded sulfoxide, were also obtained in good yields. The chloro-bridges in 2 can be cleaved with 2-methyl-6-pyridinemethanol and 2-aminomethyl pyridine, resulting in the iridium(I) complexes [Ir(BTSE)(Py)(Cl)] (Py = 2-methyl-6-pyridinemethanol 5, 2-aminomethyl-pyridine 6). In case of the bulky 2-hydroxy- isopropyl-pyridine, selective OH oxidative addition took place, forming the Ir(III)-hydride [Ir(BTSE)(2-isopropoxy-pyridine)(H)(Cl)] 7, with no competition from the six properly oriented C-H bonds. The cationic rhodium(I) and iridium(I) compounds [M(BTSE)(2-aminomethyl-pyridine)][X] (M = Rh 8, Ir 10), [Rh(BTSE)(2-hydroxy- isopropyl-pyridine)][X] 9(stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonding), [Ir(BTSE)(pyridine)2][PF6] 12, [Ir(BTSE)(alpha-picoline)2][PF6] 13, and [Rh(BTSE)(1,10-phenanthroline)][PF6] 14 were prepared either by chloride abstraction from the dimeric precursors or by replacement of the labile oxygen bonded sulfoxide in 3 or 4. Complex 14 exhibits a dimeric structure in the solid state by pi-pi stacking of the phenanthroline ligands.

  7. Functional analysis of Arabidopsis Botrytis Susceptible 1 Interactor in oxidative stress and programmed cell death%拟南芥BOI基因在抗氧化胁迫和细胞死亡中的功能分析

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    罗红丽; 宋凤鸣; Tesfaye Mengiste


    本文利用BOI( Botrytis Susceptiblel Interactor)基因敲减(knock-down)株系、过量表达株系以及烟草瞬时表达系统,研究了BOI基因在细胞程序化死亡(PCD)中的作用以及BOI蛋白中RING和WRD结构域的功能.结果表明,BOI基因的表达下调导致抗氧化胁迫能力下降,弱化了对活性氧介导的PCD抑制作用;BOI过量表达或瞬间表达可以增强对活性氧介导和α-吡啶甲酸诱导的PCD的抑制作用.进一步研究发现,BOI蛋白中的RING结构域是BOI抑制PCD所必需的,WRD结构域与BOI对PCD的抑制作用关系不大.%Arabidopsis BOI (Botrytis Susceptible 1 Interactor) encodes a RING protein with ubiquitin E3 ligase activity and plays important roles in defense against Botrytis cinerea and response to abiotic stress. In this study, the function of BOI in programmed cell death (PCD) was analyzed using knock-down and overex-pression lines and the functions of the conserved RING and WRD domains of BOI protein in PCD was ex-amined using constructs containing different domains of BOI protein. Down regulation of BOI led to reduced tolerance to oxidative stress and attenuated inhibitory effect on PCD induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Overexpression of BOI in stable transgenic lines and transient expression of BOI in tobacco leaves re-sulted in increased inhibitory effect on ROS-and α-picolinic acid (an inducer of PCD)-induced PCD. Further studies indicated that the RING domain but not the WRD domain in BOI protein was probably required for PCD inhibition.

  8. Nutrition, pharmacological and training strategies adopted by six bodybuilders: case report and critical review

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    Paulo Gentil


    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to report and analyze the practices adopted by bodybuilders in light of scientific evidence and to propose evidence-based alternatives. Six (four male and two female bodybuilders and their coaches were directly interviewed. According to the reports, the quantity of anabolic steroids used by the men was 500–750 mg/week during the bulking phase and 720–1160 mg during the cutting phase. The values for women were 400 and 740 mg, respectively. The participants also used ephedrine and hydrochlorothiazide during the cutting phase. Resistance training was designed to train each muscle once per week and all participants performed aerobic exercise in the fasted state in order to reduce body fat. During the bulking phase, bodybuilders ingested ~2.5 g of protein/kg of body weight. During the cutting phase, protein ingestion increased to ~3 g/kg and carbohydrate ingestion decreased by 10–20%. During all phases, fat ingestion corresponded to ~15% of the calories ingested. The supplements used were whey protein, chromium picolinate, omega 3 fatty acids, branched chain amino acids, poly-vitamins, glutamine and caffeine. The men also used creatine in the bulking phase. In general, the participants gained large amounts of fat-free mass during the bulking phase; however, much of that fat-free mass was lost during the cutting phase along with fat mass. Based on our analysis, we recommend an evidence-based approach by people involved in bodybuilding, with the adoption of a more balanced and less artificial diet. One important alert should be given for the combined use of anabolic steroids and stimulants, since both are independently associated with serious cardiovascular events. A special focus should be given to revisiting resistance training and avoiding fasted cardio in order to decrease the reliance on drugs and thus preserve bodybuilders’ health and integrity.

  9. Synthesis and characterization of a new family of bi-, tri-, tetra-, and pentanuclear ferric complexes. (United States)

    Boskovic, Colette; Sieber, Andreas; Chaboussant, Grégory; Güdel, Hans U; Ensling, Jürgen; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Neels, Antonia; Labat, Gael; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen; Janssen, Stefan


    Nine members of a new family of polynuclear ferric complexes have been synthesized and characterized. The reaction of Fe(O(2)CMe)(2) with polydentate Schiff base proligands (H(2)L) derived from salicylidene-2-ethanolamine, followed in some cases by reaction with carboxylic acids, has afforded new complexes of general formulas [Fe(2)(pic)(2)(L)(2)] (where pic(-) is the anion of 2-picolinic acid), [Fe(3)(O(2)CMe)(3)(L)(3)], [Fe(4)(OR)(2)(O(2)CMe)(2)(L)(4)], and [Fe(5)O(OH)(O(2)CR)(4)(L)(4)]. The tri-, tetra-, and pentanuclear complexes all possess unusual structures and novel core topologies. Mössbauer spectroscopy confirms the presence of high-spin ferric centers in the tri- and pentanuclear complexes. Variable-temperature magnetic measurements suggest spin ground states of S = 0, 1/2, 0, and 5/2 for the bi-, tri-, tetra-, and pentanuclear complexes, respectively. Fits of the magnetic susceptibility data have provided the magnitude of the exclusively antiferromagnetic exchange interactions. In addition, an easy-axis-type magnetic anisotropy has been observed for the pentanuclear complexes, with D values of approximately -0.4 cm(-)(1) determined from modeling the low-temperature magnetization data. A low-temperature micro-SQUID study of one of the pentanuclear complexes reveals magnetization hysteresis at nonzero field. This is attributed to an anisotropy-induced energy barrier to magnetization reversal that is of molecular origin. Finally, an inelastic neutron scattering study of one of the trinuclear complexes has revealed that the magnetic behavior arises from two distinct species.

  10. Synthesis of Chromium (Ⅲ) 5-aminosalicylate

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    LI Wei; HAO Er-jun; JIANG Yu-qin


    As we all known that diabetes is a chronic disease with major health consequences.Research has revealed that the occurrence of diabetes have great thing to do with the chromium deficient. Almost 40 years after the first report of glucose tolerance factor(GTF) [1], no conclusive evidence for an isolable ,biologically active form of chromium exited. Three materials have been proposed to be the biologically active form of chromium: "glucose tolerance factor", chromium Picolinate and low-molecular-weight chromium-binding substance (LWMCr) [2] . So there is potential for the design of new chromium drugs .5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) is identified as an active component in the therapy of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis . The therapeutic action of 5-ASA is believed to be coupled to its ability to act as a free radical scavenger [3-4],acting locally on the inflamed colonic mucosa [5-7]. However, the clinical use of 5-ASA is limited, since orally administered 5-ASA is rapidly and completely absorbed from the upper gastrointestinal tract and therefore the local therapeutic effects of 5-ASA in the colon is hardly expected.In this paper, we report the synthesis of chromium(Ⅲ)5-aminosalicylate from 5-ASA and CrCl3. 6H2O.The synthesis route is as follow:The complex has been characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectra, X-ray powder diffractionand TG-DTA . They indicate that the structure is tris(5-ASA) Chromium . Experiments show that thecomplex has a good activity for supplement tiny dietary chromium, lowering blood glucose levels,lowering serum lipid levels and in creasing lean body mass .

  11. The Effect of Tianmai Xiaoke Pian on Insulin Resistance through PI3-K/AKT Signal Pathway

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    Nana Wang


    Full Text Available In the clinical setting, given the potential adverse effects of thiazolidinediones and biguanides, we often have difficulty in treatment that no other insulin sensitizers are available for use in type 2 diabetic mellitus (T2DM patients. Tianmai Xiaoke Pian (TMXKP is a traditional Chinese medicine tablet, which is comprised of chromium picolinate, Tianhuafen, Maidong, and Wuweizi. To understand its mechanism of action on insulin resistance, TMXKP (50 mg/kg orally was tested in T2DM rats (induced by a high-fat diet and streptozotocin. Eight weeks later, fasting blood glucose (FBG and oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT were performed. Area under the curve (AUC and homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR were calculated, and PI3-K/AKT signal pathway-related genes and proteins were tested by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR and western blot analysis in muscle, adipose, and liver tissues, respectively. TMXKP significantly reduced FBG, OGTT, AUC, and HOMA-IR in diabetic rats P<0.05. Furthermore, we also observed that TMXKP could significantly decrease IRS-1, IRS-2, PI3-K p85α, and AKT2 gene expression and also IRS-1, IRS-2, PI3-K, AKT2, and p-AKT2 protein expression levels P<0.05 in diabetic rats. These findings confirm that TMXKP can alleviate insulin resistance in T2DM rats through the PI3K/AKT pathway. Thus TMXKP appears to be a promising insulin sensitizer.

  12. Impact of chromium dinicocysteinate supplementation on inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetic subjects: an exploratory analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

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    Zainulabedin M. Saiyed


    Full Text Available Background: Chromium dinicocysteinate (CDNC is a unique chromium complex consisting of chromium, niacin, and L-cysteine. Previous preclinical and clinical studies support the safety and efficacy of CDNC in modulating oxidative stress, vascular inflammation, and glycemia in type 2 diabetes. Objective: Herein, we report the results of several exploratory analyses conducted on type 2 diabetic subjects who previously participated in a 3-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and were treated with only metformin as standard diabetic care in addition to receiving the test supplementations. Design: Results from 43 metformin users, who were randomly assigned to receive either placebo (P, n=13, chromium picolinate (CP, 400 µg elemental Cr3+/day, n=12, or CDNC (400 µg elemental Cr3+/day, n=18, were analyzed for blood markers of vascular inflammation, insulin resistance, and oxidative stress at baseline and at 3 months of supplementation. Results: A statistically significant decrease in insulin resistance in the CDNC-supplemented cohort compared to placebo (p=0.01 was observed at 3 months. The CDNC group also demonstrated a significant reduction in insulin levels (p=0.03, protein carbonyl (p=0.02, and in TNF-α (p=0.03 compared to the placebo group. The CP group only showed a significant reduction in protein carbonyl levels (p=0.03 versus placebo. Conclusions: When controlling for diabetes medication, CDNC supplementation showed beneficial effects on blood markers of vascular inflammation, insulin resistance, and oxidative stress compared to placebo. The findings suggest that CDNC supplementation has potential as an adjunct therapy for individuals with type 2 diabetes.

  13. Monopicolinate cross-bridged cyclam combining very fast complexation with very high stability and inertness of its copper(II) complex. (United States)

    Lima, Luís M P; Halime, Zakaria; Marion, Ronan; Camus, Nathalie; Delgado, Rita; Platas-Iglesias, Carlos; Tripier, Raphaël


    The synthesis of a new cross-bridged 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (cb-cyclam) derivative bearing a picolinate arm (Hcb-te1pa) was achieved by taking advantage of the proton sponge properties of the starting constrained macrocycle. The structure of the reinforced ligand as well as its acid-base properties and coordination properties with Cu(2+) and Zn(2+) was investigated. The X-ray structure of the free ligand showed a completely preorganized conformation that lead to very fast copper(II) complexation under mild conditions (instantaneous at pH 7.4) or even in acidic pH (3 min at pH 5) at room temperature and that demonstrated high thermodynamic stability, which was measured by potentiometry (at 25 °C and 0.10 M in KNO3). The results also revealed that the complex exists as a monopositive copper(II) species in the intermediate pH range. A comparative study highlighted the important selectivity for Cu(2+) over Zn(2+). The copper(II) complex was synthesized and investigated in solution using different spectroscopic techniques and DFT calculations. The kinetic inertness of the copper(II) complex in acidic medium was evaluated by spectrophotometry, revealing the very slow dissociation of the complex. The half-life of 96 days, in 5 M HClO4, and 465 min, in 5 M HCl at 25 °C, show the high kinetic stability of the copper(II) chelate compared to that of the corresponding complexes of other macrocyclic ligands. Additionally, cyclic voltammetry experiments underlined the perfect electrochemical inertness of the complex as well as the quasi-reversible Cu(2+)/Cu(+) redox system. The coordination geometry of the copper center in the complex was established in aqueous solution from UV-vis and EPR spectroscopies.

  14. New complexes of cobalt(II) ions with pyridinecarboxylic acid N-oxides and 4,4‧-byp (United States)

    Hnatejko, Zbigniew; Dutkiewicz, Grzegorz; Kubicki, Maciej; Lis, Stefan


    This paper reports a study concerning the isolation and characterization of mixed ligand complexes of the Co(II) ions with pyridinecarboxylic acids N-oxides (picolinic (PNO), nicotinic (NNO) and isonicotinic (INO)), [Co(PNO)2(4,4'-byp)]·6H2O 1, [Co(NNO)(4,4'-byp)NO3]·8H2O 2 and [Co(INO)(4,4'-byp)NO3]·7H2O 3; (4,4'-byp = 4,4'-bipyridine). The complexes 2 and 3 were prepared by the hydrothermal synthesis. The structures of the complexes were elucidated on the basis of elemental analysis, thermal decomposition, IR and mass spectroscopy. IR spectra show that N-oxides act as bidentate ligands, in which both the N-oxide and the carboxylate groups are involved in coordination. In 2 and 3 the Co(II) ion exists in the same coordination environment. For 1, the X-ray crystal structure has been determined and it turned out that it contains the coordination polymers, created by the chains of Co ions joined by 4,4'-byp ligands. The Co(II) ion occupies the center of symmetry in the space group C2/c. This ion is coordinated by two nitrogen atoms (from two 4,4'-byp ligands) and four oxygen atoms from two PNO anions. The extensive network of hydrogen bonds involving six different water molecules connects the one-dimensional polymers into three-dimensional crystal structure.

  15. Involvement of the kynurenine pathway in human glioma pathophysiology.

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    Seray Adams

    Full Text Available The kynurenine pathway (KP is the principal route of L-tryptophan (TRP catabolism leading to the production of kynurenine (KYN, the neuroprotectants, kynurenic acid (KYNA and picolinic acid (PIC, the excitotoxin, quinolinic acid (QUIN and the essential pyridine nucleotide, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+. The enzymes indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 (IDO-1, indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-2 (IDO-2 and tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO-2 initiate the first step of the KP. IDO-1 and TDO-2 induction in tumors are crucial mechanisms implicated to play pivotal roles in suppressing anti-tumor immunity. Here, we report the first comprehensive characterisation of the KP in 1 cultured human glioma cells and 2 plasma from patients with glioblastoma (GBM. Our data revealed that interferon-gamma (IFN-γ stimulation significantly potentiated the expression of the KP enzymes, IDO-1 IDO-2, kynureninase (KYNU, kynurenine hydroxylase (KMO and significantly down-regulated 2-amino-3-carboxymuconate semialdehyde decarboxylase (ACMSD and kynurenine aminotransferase-I (KAT-I expression in cultured human glioma cells. This significantly increased KP activity but significantly lowered the KYNA/KYN neuroprotective ratio in human cultured glioma cells. KP activation (KYN/TRP was significantly higher, whereas the concentrations of the neuroreactive KP metabolites TRP, KYNA, QUIN and PIC and the KYNA/KYN ratio were significantly lower in GBM patient plasma (n = 18 compared to controls. These results provide further evidence for the involvement of the KP in glioma pathophysiology and highlight a potential role of KP products as novel and highly attractive therapeutic targets to evaluate for the treatment of brain tumors, aimed at restoring anti-tumor immunity and reducing the capacity for malignant cells to produce NAD(+, which is necessary for energy production and DNA repair.

  16. Expression of tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase and production of kynurenine pathway metabolites in triple transgenic mice and human Alzheimer's disease brain.

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    Wei Wu

    Full Text Available To assess the role of the kynurenine pathway in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD, the expression and localization of key components of the kynurenine pathway including the key regulatory enzyme tryptophan 2,3 dioxygenase (TDO, and the metabolites tryptophan, kynurenine, kynurenic acid, quinolinic acid and picolinic acid were assessed in different brain regions of triple transgenic AD mice. The expression and cell distribution of TDO and quinolinic acid, and their co-localization with neurofibrillary tangles and senile β amyloid deposition were also determined in hippocampal sections from human AD brains. The expression of TDO mRNA was significantly increased in the cerebellum of AD mouse brain. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated that the density of TDO immuno-positive cells was significantly higher in the AD mice. The production of the excitotoxin quinolinic acid strongly increased in the hippocampus in a progressive and age-dependent manner in AD mice. Significantly higher TDO and indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase 1 immunoreactivity was observed in the hippocampus of AD patients. Furthermore, TDO co-localizes with quinolinic acid, neurofibrillary tangles-tau and amyloid deposits in the hippocampus of AD. These results show that the kynurenine pathway is over-activated in AD mice. This is the first report demonstrating that TDO is highly expressed in the brains of AD mice and in AD patients, suggesting that TDO-mediated activation of the kynurenine pathway could be involved in neurofibrillary tangles formation and associated with senile plaque. Our study adds to the evidence that the kynurenine pathway may play important roles in the neurodegenerative processes of AD.

  17. Effects of Kynurenine Pathway Metabolites on Intracellular NAD+ Synthesis and Cell Death in Human Primary Astrocytes and Neurons

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    Nady Braidy


    Full Text Available The kynurenine pathway (KP is a major route of L-tryptophan catabolism resulting in the production of the essential pyridine nucleotide nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, (NAD+. Up-regulation of the KP during inflammation leads to the release of a number of biologically active metabolites into the brain. We hypothesised that while some of the extracellular KP metabolites may be beneficial for intracellular NAD+ synthesis and cell survival at physiological concentrations, they may contribute to neuronal and astroglial dysfunction and cell death at pathophysiological concentrations. In this study, we found that treatment of human primary neurons and astrocytes with 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-HAA, 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK, quinolinic acid (QUIN, and picolinic acid (PIC at concentrations below 100 nM significantly increased intracellular NAD+ levels compared to non-treated cells. However, a dose dependent decrease in intracellular NAD+ levels and increased extracellular LDH activity was observed in human astrocytes and neurons treated with 3-HAA, 3-HK, QUIN and PIC at concentrations 100 nM and kynurenine (KYN, at concentrations above 1 μM. Intracellular NAD+ levels were unchanged in the presence of the neuroprotectant, kynurenic acid (KYNA, and a dose dependent increase in intracellular NAD+ levels was observed for TRP up to 1 mM. While anthranilic acid (AA increased intracellular NAD+ levels at concentration below 10 μM in astrocytes. NAD+ depletion and cell death was observed in AA treated neurons at concentrations above 500 nM. Therefore, the differing responses of astrocytes and neurons to an increase in KP metabolites should be considered when assessing KP toxicity during neuroinflammation.

  18. Recent evidence for an expanded role of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism in neurological diseases. (United States)

    Lovelace, Michael D; Varney, Bianca; Sundaram, Gayathri; Lennon, Matthew J; Lim, Chai K; Jacobs, Kelly; Guillemin, Gilles J; Brew, Bruce J


    The kynurenine pathway (KP) of tryptophan metabolism has emerged in recent years as a key regulator of the production of both neuroprotective (e.g. kynurenic and picolinic acid, and the essential cofactor NAD+) and neurotoxic metabolites (e.g. quinolinic acid, 3-hydroxykynurenine). The balance between the production of the two types of metabolites is controlled by key rate-limiting enzymes such as indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO-1), and in turn, molecular signals such as interferon-γ (IFN-γ), which activate the KP metabolism of tryptophan by this enzyme, as opposed to alternative pathways for serotonin and melatonin production. Dysregulated KP metabolism has been strongly associated with neurological diseases in recent years, and is the subject of increasing efforts to understand how the metabolites are causative of disease pathology. Concurrent with these endeavours are drug development initiatives to use inhibitors to block certain enzymes in the pathway, resulting in reduced levels of neurotoxic metabolites (e.g. quinolinic acid, an excitotoxin and N-Methyl-d-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor agonist), while in turn enhancing the bioavailability of the neuroprotective metabolites such as kynurenic acid. Neurodegenerative diseases often have a substantial autoimmune or inflammatory component; hence a greater understanding of how KP metabolites influence the inflammatory cascade is required. Additionally, challenges exist in diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and motor neurone disease (MND), which do not have reliable biomarkers. Clinical diagnosis can often be prolonged in order to exclude other diseases, and often diagnosis occurs at an advanced state of disease pathology, which does not allow a lengthy time for patient assessment and intervention therapies. This review considers the current evidence for involvement of the KP in several neurological diseases, in biomarkers of disease and also the parallels that exist in KP metabolism with what is known in other

  19. Synthesis and Characterization of a Ditriflate-Bridged, Diiron(II) Complex with Syn-N-Donor Ligands: [Fe(2)(μ-OTf)(2)(PIC(2)DET)(2)](BARF)(2). (United States)

    Kodanko, Jeremy J; Lippard, Stephen J


    The synthesis and characterization of the diiron(II) complex [Fe(2)(μ-OTf)(2)-(PIC(2)DET)(2)](BARF)(2) (2), where PIC(2)DET is a 2,3-diethynyltriptycene-linked dipicolinic methyl ester ligand, are described. The dication in 2, contains, [Fe(2)(μ-OTf)(2)(PIC(2)DET)(2)](2+) two symmetry-equivalent iron atoms with octahedral coordination geometries. Each metal ion has a N(2)O(4) atom donor set that includes four atoms from two picolinic ester N,O chelate rings, as well as two oxygen atoms from the bridging trifluoromethanesulfonate groups. The Fe(2)(μ-OTf)(2) core of 2 is stabilized by two PIC(2)DET ligands that bind the two metal ions in a head-to-head fashion, leading to an Fe···Fe distance of 5.173(1)Å. Molar conductivity data for 2 are consistent with Fe(2)(μ-OTf)(2)(PIC(2)DET)(2)](2+) retaining its identity in acetone solutions, where it behaves as a 2:1 electrolyte. (1)H NMR spectroscopic, solution (d(6)-acetone) and solid-state magnetic susceptibility data all indicate that the iron atoms of 2 are high-spin (S = 2). A fit of the magnetic data (2 - 300K) to a spin-only isotropic exchange Hamiltonian H = -2JS(1)·S(2) are consistent with weak antiferromagnetic coupling between the two iron atoms with J ~ -0.99(2) cm(-1) and g = 2.10(1).

  20. Raman and infrared spectroscopy, DFT calculations, and vibrational assignment of the anticancer agent picoplatin: performance of long-range corrected/hybrid functionals for a platinum(II) complex. (United States)

    Malik, Magdalena; Wysokiński, Rafał; Zierkiewicz, Wiktor; Helios, Katarzyna; Michalska, Danuta


    Picoplatin, cis-[PtCl2(NH3)(2-picoline)], is a new promising anticancer agent undergoing clinical trials, which reveals high efficacy against many tumors and greatly reduced toxicity, in comparison to cisplatin. In this work, we present for the first time the Fourier-transform Raman and infrared spectra of picoplatin, in the region of 3500-50 cm(-1). The comprehensive theoretical studies on the molecular structure, the nature of Pt-ligand bonding, vibrational frequencies, and intensities were performed by employing different DFT methods, including hybrid (PBE0, mPW1PW, and B3LYP) and long-range-corrected hybrid density functionals (LC-ωPBE, CAM-B3LYP). Various effective core potentials (ECP) and basis sets have been used. In the prediction of the molecular structure of picoplatin, the best results have been obtained by LC-ωPBE, followed by PBE0, mPW1PW, and CAM-B3LYP density functionals, while the least accurate is B3LYP. The use of the LanL2TZ(f) ECP/basis set for Pt, in conjunction with all tested DFT methods, improves the calculated geometry of the title complex. The PBE0, mPW1PW, and CAM-B3LYP methods have shown the best performance in the calculations of the frequencies of Pt-ligand vibrations. A clear-cut assignment of all the bands in the IR and Raman spectra have been made on the basis of the calculated potential energy distribution (PED). The nature of the "vibrational signatures" of picoplatin have been determined. These results are indispensable for further investigation on drug-target interactions using vibrational spectroscopy.

  1. [Copper compounds ameliorate cardiovasclur dysfunction and diabetes in animals]. (United States)

    Sakurai, Hiromu


    Copper (Cu) is essential for our daily life and it is found at approximately 110 mg in human adults with the body weight of 70 kg, in which this metal occurs at 46 mg in the bone and 26 mg in the muscle. Although Cu exists in the brain (approximately 5 mg/kg), liver (6 mg/kg), kidney (13 mg/kg), erythrocytes (90 mg/L), bile (6 mg/L) and serum (120 mg/L), its organ-specific distribution is not yet known. In metalloenzymes such as oxidoreductases, Cu is abundantly found and greatly contributes in life functions. In addition, intracellular Cu transport system has been revealed in connection with iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) intracellular transport systems. In spite of such great contribution of Cu in life, no Cu-containing pharmaceutics have yet been known. Under such background, the author and his research group have tried to examine a possibility of Cu compounds as potential pharmaceutics. In the review, the following topics are concerned; (1) improvement of cardiovascular dysfunction in animals by di-nuclear Cu-asprinate complex on the basis of the results on its reactive oxygen scavenging (ROS) effect, (2) blood glucose-lowering effect of mono-nuclear Cu-picolinate complex in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type 1-like diabetic animals, based on the results on in vitro insulinomimetic activity, and (3) anti-diabetic effect of copper sulfate in animals with regard to the inhibition of α-glucosidase activity. These results suggest that copper ion and its complexes are possible seeds for developing Cu-containing pharmaceutics in the future.


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    Full Text Available The literature and own experimental data, concerning biotechnological potential of bacteria of Nocаrdia genus are given. The use of these microorganisms as destructors of aliphatic (octane, pentadecanol, eicosane, octacosane, hexatriacontane, pristane, aromatic (phenol, octylbenzene, phenanthrene, anthracene, nitroaromatic (4-nitrophenol, heterocyclic (pyridine, ?-picoline hydrocarbons is described. The prospects of use of Nocаrdia in processes of substances bio-transformation (production of daidzein, ibuprofen, nicotinic acid and synthesis of some valuable metabolites, in particular antimicrobial and cytotoxic substances (ayamycin, transvalencin А, nocathiacin, brasilibactin A, nocaracins etc. as well as substances with surface-active and emulsifying properties are discussed. The own experimental data concerning optimization of cultivation conditions and intensification of surfactant synthesis on glycerol (byproduct of biodiesel production by oil oxidizing bacteria strain Nocardia vaccinii K-8, that was isolated from oil polluted samples of soil are presented. The ability of strain K-8 to assimilate some aromatic compounds (phenol, benzene, toluene, naphthalene, hexachlorbenzene, sulfanilic acid and N-phenylanthranilic acid, 0.3–0.5% was determined. It was shown that the highest oil destruction degree (94–98% in polluted water (2.6 g/L was achieved in the case of treatment with suspension of N. vaccinii K-8 cells (9.8 x 107 CFU/mL after 30 days, while surfactant preparation of post fermentative cultural liquid (100–300 mL/kg was more effective for remediation (destruction of 74–83% of oil of oil polluted soil (20 g/kg. It was determined that surfactants (0.085–0.85 mg/mL and other exocellular metabolites of strain К-8 possess antimicrobial activity against some phytopathogen bacteria of Pseudomonas and Xanthomonas strains. In this connection the quantity of living cells decreased by 80–100% after the treatment with the

  3. Design, characterization and applications of new ionic liquid matrices for multifunctional analysis of biomolecules: A novel strategy for pathogenic bacteria biosensing

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    Abdelhamid, Hani Nasser [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China); Department of Chemistry, Assuit University, Assuit, 71515 (Egypt); Khan, M Shahnawaz [Doctoral Degree Program in Marine Biotechnology, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China); Wu, Hui-Fen, E-mail: [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China); School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, 800, Taiwan (China); Institute of Medical Science and Technology, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China); Doctoral Degree Program in Marine Biotechnology, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China); Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, 804, Taiwan (China)


    Highlights: • Design and characterize novel UV absorbed-ionic liquid matrices series. • Apply the new series for different analytes. • Introduce a novel methodology for pathogenic bacteria biosensing. • Tabulate the physical parameters of the new series. - Abstract: The design, preparation and performance for novel UV-light absorbing (room-temperature) ionic liquid matrices (UV-RTILMs) for matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) were reported. A series of UV-RTILMs was prepared by ultrasonication of equimolar of acid (mefenamic acid) and bases (aniline (ANI), pyridine (Pyr), dimethyl aniline (DMANI) and 2-methyl picoline (2-P)). The UV-RTILMs have not only significant absorbance at the desired wavelength (337 nm of the N{sub 2} Laser), but also have available protons that can easily undergo proton transfer reactions to ionize the target molecules. The novel UV-RTILMs have the ability to ionize different and wide classes of compounds such as drugs, carbohydrate, and amino acids. The new UV-RTILMs series have been successfully and selectively applied for biosensing the lysates of pathogenic bacteria in the presence of the cell macromolecules. A new strategy for biosensing pathogens was presented via sensing the pathogens lysate in the cell suspension. The new materials can effectively detect the bacterial toxins without separation or any pretreatment. They offered excellent ionization of labile oligosaccharides with protonated peaks. They could significantly enhance the analyte signals, produce homogeneous spotting, reducing spot-to-spot variation, excellent vacuum stability, higher ion peak intensity, and wide application possibility. The physical parameters such as molar refractivity, molar volume, parachor, surface tension, density and polarizability were calculated and tabulated. The new UV-RTILMs could offer excellent reproducibility and great repeatability and they are promising matrices for wide applications on MALDI-MS.

  4. Fluorescence spectroscopy of UV-MALDI matrices and implications of ionization mechanisms

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    Lin, Hou-Yu; Hsu, Hsu Chen; Lu, I-Chung; Lee, Yuan-Tseh; Ni, Chi-Kung [Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Hsu, Kuo-Tung; Liao, Chih-Yu; Lee, Yin-Yu [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China); Tseng, Chien-Ming [Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)


    Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) has been widely used in the mass analysis of biomolecules; however, there are a lot of debates about the ionization mechanisms. Previous studies have indicated that S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation might be a key process in the generation of primary ions. This study investigates S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation by examining the time-resolved fluorescence spectra of 12 matrices. No S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation was observed in six of these matrices (3-hydroxy-picolinic acid, 6-aza-2-thiothymine, 2,4-dihydroxy-acetophenone, 2,6-dihydroxy-acetophenone, 2,4,6-trihydroxy-acetophenone, and ferulic acid). We observed two matrix molecules reacting in an electronically excited state (S{sub 1}) in five of these matrices (2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, α-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid, 2,5-dihydroxy-acetophenone, 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and 2,6-dihydroxybenzoic acid), and S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation was a possible reaction. Among these five matrices, no S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation was observed for 2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid in typical peak power region of nanosecond laser pulses in MALDI, but a very small value of reaction rate constant was observed only in the high peak power region. The excited-state lifetime of sinapinic acid was too short to determine whether the molecules reacted in an electronically excited state. No correlation was observed between the ion generation efficiency of MALDI and S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation. The results indicate that the proposal of S{sub 1}-S{sub 1} annihilation is unnecessary in MALDI and energy pooling model for MALDI ionization mechanism has to be modified.

  5. Selective chelation of Cd(II) and Pb(II) versus Ca(II) and Zn(II) by using octadentate ligands containing pyridinecarboxylate and pyridyl pendants. (United States)

    Ferreirós-Martínez, Raquel; Esteban-Gómez, David; Platas-Iglesias, Carlos; de Blas, Andrés; Rodríguez-Blas, Teresa


    Herein we report the coordination properties toward Cd(II), Pb(II), Ca(II), and Zn(II) of a new octadentate ligand (py-H(2)bcpe) based on a ethane-1,2-diamine unit containing two picolinate and two pyridyl pendants, which is structurally derived from the previous reported ligand bcpe. Potentiometric studies have been carried out to determine the protonation constants of the ligand and the stability constants of the complexes with these cations. The introduction of the pyridyl pendants in bcpe provokes a very important increase of the logK(ML) values obtained for the Pb(II) and Cd(II) complexes, while this effect is less important in the case of the Zn(II) analogue. As a result, py-bcpe shows a certain selectivity for Cd(II) and Pb(II) over Zn(II) while keeping good Pb(II)/Ca(II) and Cd(II)/Ca(II) selectivities, and the new receptor py-bcpe can be considered as a new structural framework for the design of novel Cd(II) and Pb(II) extracting agents. Likewise, the stabilities of the Cd(II) and Pb(II) complexes are higher than those of the corresponding EDTA analogues. The X-ray crystal structure of [Zn(py-bcpe)] shows hexadentate binding of the ligand to the metal ion, the coordination polyhedron being best described as a severely distorted octahedron. However, the X-ray crystal structure of the Pb(II) analogue shows octadentate binding of the ligand to the metal ion. A detailed investigation of the structure in aqueous solution of the complexes by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques and density functional theory (DFT) calculations (B3LYP) shows that while in the Zn(II) complex the metal ion is six-coordinated, in the Pb(II) and Ca(II) analogues the metal ions are eight-coordinated. For the Cd(II) complex, our results suggest that in solution the complex exists as a mixture of seven- and eight-coordinated species. DFT calculations performed both in the gas phase and in aqueous solution have been also used to investigate the role of the Pb(II) lone pair in

  6. Functionalization of Krebs-type polyoxometalates with N,O-chelating ligands: a systematic study. (United States)

    Artetxe, Beñat; Reinoso, Santiago; San Felices, Leire; Vitoria, Pablo; Pache, Aroa; Martín-Caballero, Jagoba; Gutiérrez-Zorrilla, Juan M


    The first organic derivatives of 3d-metal-disubstituted Krebs-type polyoxometalates have been synthesized under mild bench conditions via straightforward replacement of labile aqua ligands with N,O-chelating planar anions on either preformed or in situ-generated precursors. Nine hybrid clusters containing carboxylate derivatives of five- or six-membered aromatic N-heterocycles as antenna ligands have been obtained as pure crystalline phases and characterized by elemental and thermal analyses, infrared spectroscopy, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. They all show the general formula [{M(II)L(H2O)}2(WO2)2(B-β-XW9O33)2](n-) and can be classified as follows: 1-SbM, where L = 1H-imidazole-4-carboxylate (imc), X = Sb(III), n = 12, and M(II) = Mn, Co, Ni, Zn; 1-TeM, where L = imc, X = Te(IV), n = 10, and M(II) = Mn, Co; 2-SbNi, where L = 1H-pyrazole-3-carboxylate (pzc), X = Sb(III), n = 12, and M(II) = Ni; and 3-SbM, where L = pyrazine-2-carboxylate (pyzc), X =Sb(III), n = 12, and M(II) = Co, Zn. The 3d-metal-disubstituted tungstotellurate(IV) skeleton of compounds 1-TeM is unprecedented in polyoxometalate chemistry. The stability of these hybrid Krebs-type species in aqueous solution has been confirmed by (1)H NMR spectroscopy performed on the diamagnetic 1-SbZn and 3-SbZn derivatives. Our systematic study of the reactivity of disubtituted Krebs-type polyoxotungstates toward diazole-, pyridine-, and diazinecarboxylates demonstrates that organic derivatization is strongly dependent on the nature of the ligand, as follows: imc displays a "universal ligand" character, as functionalization takes place regardless of the external 3d metal and heteroatom; pzc and pyzc show selectivity toward specific 3d metals; pyridazine-3-carboxylate and pyrimidine-4-carboxylate promote partial decomposition of specific precursors, leading to [M(II)L2(H2O)2] complexes; and picolinate is inert under all conditions tested.

  7. Structures and luminescent properties of new uranyl-based hybrid materials

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    Severance, R.C.; Vaughn, S.A.; Smith, M.D.; Hans-Conrad zur, Loye [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, 631 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States)


    Six uranyl coordination compounds, UO{sub 2}(OH)(PYCA) (1), UO{sub 2}(PYCA){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O).2H{sub 2}O (2), UO{sub 2}(PIC){sub 2} (3), UO{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}(NIC){sub 2} (4), UO{sub 2}(OH)(HINIC)(INIC) (5), and UO{sub 2}(PYTAC){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} (6) were grown as single crystals via hydrothermal synthesis (PYCA - pyrazine-2-carboxylate, PIC - picolinate, NIC - nicotinate, INIC - iso-nicotinate, and PYTAC - 2-(pyridin-4-yl)thiazole-5-carboxylate) to study their optical properties. All six compounds have been identified via single crystal X-ray diffraction and fully characterized via powder X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Three of the complexes, 1, 3, and 6, represent new structures, and their synthesis and structural characterization is detailed within. The structures of 2, 4, and 5 have previously been reported in the literature. Coordination polymer 1 crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pca21 (a = 13.5476(5) Angstroms, b = 6.6047(2) Angstroms, c = 8.3458(3) Angstroms), and forms infinite 1-D chains of corner-sharing uranium polyhedra connected into 2-D layers by bridging ligands. Coordination polymer 3 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group Cc (a = 8.4646(8) Angstroms, b = 13.0357(11) Angstroms, c = 11.8955(10) Angstroms, {beta} = 96.815(2) degrees), and forms ligand-bridged 1-D chains. Complex 6 crystallizes in the triclinic space group P-1 (a = 5.6272(7) Angstroms, b = 8.9568(10) Angstroms, c = 10.4673(12) Angstroms, {alpha} 90.508(2) degrees, {beta} = 104.194(2) degrees, {gamma} = 91.891(2) Angstroms), and consists of isolated uranyl complexes connected via hydrogen bonds. The structures and luminescent properties of UO{sub 2}(OH)(PYCA) (1), UO{sub 2}(PYCA){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O).2H{sub 2}O (2), UO{sub 2}(PIC){sub 2} (3), UO{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}(NIC){sub 2} (4), UO{sub 2}(OH)(HINIC)(INIC) (5), and UO{sub 2}(PYTAC){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} (6) are discussed. (authors)

  8. Tuning the transition temperature and cooperativity of bapbpy-based mononuclear spin-crossover compounds: interplay between molecular and crystal engineering. (United States)

    Arcis-Castíllo, Zulema; Zheng, Sipeng; Siegler, Maxime A; Roubeau, Olivier; Bedoui, Salma; Bonnet, Sylvestre


    In this study, we show that 1) different isomers of the same mononuclear iron(II) complex give materials with different spin-crossover (hereafter SCO) properties, and 2) minor modifications of the bapbpy (bapbpy=N6,N6'-di(pyridin-2-yl)-2,2'-bipyridine-6,6'-diamine) ligand allows SCO to be obtained near room temperature. We also provide a qualitative model to understand the link between the structure of bapbpy-based ligands and the SCO properties of their iron(II) compounds. Thus, seven new trans-[Fe{R(2)(bapbpy)}(NCS)(2)] compounds were prepared, in which the R(2)bapbpy ligand bears picoline (9-12), quin-2-oline (13), isoquin-3-oline (14), or isoquin-1-oline (15) substituents. From this series, three compounds (12, 14, and 15) have SCO properties, one of which (15) occurs at 288 K. The crystal structures of compounds 11, 12, and 15 show that the intermolecular interactions in these materials are similar to those found in the parent compound [Fe(bapbpy)(NCS)(2)] (1), in which each iron complex interacts with its neighbors through weak N-H···S hydrogen bonding and π-π stacking. For compounds 12 and 15, hindering groups located near the N-H bridges weaken the N-S intermolecular interactions, which is correlated to non-cooperative SCO. For compound 14, the substitution is further away from the N-H bridges, and the SCO remains cooperative as in 1 with a hysteresis cycle. Optical microscopy photographs show the strikingly different spatio-temporal evolution of the phase transition in the noncooperative SCO compound 12 relative to that found in 1. Heat-capacity measurements were made for compounds 1, 12, 14, and 15 and fitted to the Sorai domain model. The number n of like-spin SCO centers per interacting domain, which is related to the cooperativity of the spin transition, was found high for compounds 1 and 14 and low for compounds 12 and 15. Finally, we found that although both pairs of compounds 11/12 and 14/15 are pairs of isomers their SCO properties are

  9. 氮杂冠醚化单 Schiff 碱锰(III)配合物催化 PNPP 水解研究%Study on aza crown ether substituted mono-Schiff base managnese(III) complexes catalyze carboxyli c acid esters hydor lysis

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    黄生田; 李建章; 肖正华; 胡伟


    Four mono-Schiff base manganese (III) complexes with either benzo-10-aza-crown ether pendants (MnL12Cl,MnL22Cl, MnL32 Cl) or morpholino pendants( MnL 42 Cl) have been employed as models for hydrolase enzymes by studying the kinetics of their hydrolysis reactions with p-nitrophenyl picolinate ( PNPP) .The effects of the different ligands and the position of the aza-crown in the Schiff base complexes on the kinetics of PNPP hydrolysis were investigated .In addition ,a kinetic mathematical model of PNPP cleavage catalyzed by these complexes was established.The results showed that the rate of the catalytic PNPP hydrolysis increased as the pH of the buffer solution increased .All four complexes exhibited high activity in the catalytic PNPP hydrolysis ,which was in-fluenced by the structures of the different Schiff base ligand .%将4种氮杂冠醚或吗啉取代的单Schiff碱锰( III)配合物作为仿水解酶模型催化α-吡啶甲酸对硝基苯酯( PNPP)水解。考察了单Schiff 碱配体中取代基类型、氮杂冠醚取代的位置对其仿水解酶性能的影响;探讨了Schiff 配合物催化PNPP水解的动力学和机理;提出了配合物催化PNPP水解的动力学模型。结果表明,在25℃条件下随着缓冲溶液 pH值的增大,配合物催化PNPP水解速率提高,氮杂冠醚化单Schiff碱锰( III)配合物在催化PNPP水解反应中表现出良好的催化活性,Schiff碱配体结构显著影响配合物催化活性。

  10. Light-emitting nanocomposites and novel amorphous polymers for optical applications (United States)

    Gipson, Kyle Garrod

    Polymeric optical materials generally are comprised of amorphous polymers that are transparent in at visible wavelengths but exhibit strong absorption bands in the near-infrared making them less useful for many optical applications. Attenuation, which is the absorption per unit length, largely results from the high vibrational energy associated with carbon-hydrogen bonds contained in the polymer backbone. Attenuation can be mitigated by optical amplification utilizing light emitting additives. Investigated in this dissertation are synthesis techniques for the fabrication of light-emitting polymer nanocomposites and their resultant thermal and rheological characteristics for potential use as polymer optical fibers or films. Inorganic nanocrystals doped with optically active rare-earth ions (Tb 3+:LaF3) treated with organic ligands were synthesized in water and methanol in order to produce polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) light-emitting nanocomposites. Two different aromatic ligands (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA and 2-picolinic acid, PA) were employed to functionalize the surface of Tb 3+:LaF3 nanocrystals. We have used infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis, elemental analysis, dynamic light scattering, rheological measurements and optical spectroscopy to investigate the nanoparticle structure and composition response of ligand-capped nanocrystals under various synthesis parameters. A theoretical interpretation of particle-to-particle interactions also was conducted which supported our study of the potential of agglomeration within the nanoparticle suspensions. Novel amorphous polymers (e.g. perfluorocyclobutyl aryl ethers, PFCB), which do not exhibit strong C-H vibrations, have been reported to possess excellent optical properties. Little is known of the intrinsic properties of PFCBs (e.g. biphenylvinyl ether, BPVE and hexafluoroisopropylidene vinyl ether, 6F) as well as the behavior of the polymer melt during extrusion. We preformed empirical and experimental thermal

  11. Investigation of hydrogen bonded molecular solids by diffraction, spectroscopy, and computational chemistry (United States)

    Hudson, Matthew R.

    The nature of hydrogen-bonding interactions in the solid state is examined through the investigation of molecular crystals by incoherent inelastic neutron scattering (INS) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray and neutron diffraction, and computational chemistry. The molecular solids studied range from small organic molecules to larger inorganic acid salts. Hydrogen bonding is the primary mode of interaction in the solid state for each of the systems studied. INS spectra were collected at 25 K for each molecular solid and the motions of the hydrogen atoms assigned. Raman spectra were collected at 78 and 298 K to aid in the molecular mode assignments of the INS spectra and to examine possible phase changes as a function of temperature. Neutron diffraction was employed, when possible, to accurately locate the hydrogen atom positions, and X-ray diffraction was performed to obtain accurate unit cell dimensions and to obtain initial characterizations of the samples. The diffraction structures served as the basis for solid-state density functional theory (DFT) calculations. DFT simulations were used to aid in the vibrational normal mode assignments, to investigate possible solid-phase transitions, and as a test of the limits of basis sets and the available DFT theory. Of the six molecular solids studied, several important observations were made: (1) the determination of a structural phase transition in L-alanine alaninium nitrate by both spectroscopic and theoretical methods, (2) the structure of picolinic acid was elucidated at 25 K and room-temperature by the combination of INS and theory, (3) glycine lithium sulfate was found to be a useful test of DFT to accurately optimize the structure and calculate the normal modes of a complex 3D network of hydrogen-bonding interactions, (4) nicotinic acid was found to be a useful test of one dimensional hydrogen-bonding interactions with pi-stacking interactions dominating the orthogonal directions, and (5) parabanic acid

  12. Genetic and hormonal regulation of tryptophan kynurenine metabolism: implications for vascular cognitive impairment, major depressive disorder, and aging. (United States)

    Oxenkrug, Gregory F


    Impairment of cognition that is caused by (or associated with) vascular factors has been termed vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). The hallmark of VCI is an impairment of brain executive, or planning, functions caused by inflammatory changes of brain microvessels. VCI is characterized by impairment of the executive function and is distinct from Alzheimer's-type and multi-infarct dementias, although VCI might overlap with Alzheimer's disease. This review focuses on the possible contribution of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan (Try) catabolism to the inflammatory changes in brain microvessels. One mechanism of brain microvessel inflammation is activation of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) by the proinflammatory cytokine interferon gamma (IFN-gamma). The effect of IFN-gamma on iNOS might be mediated by kynurenine derivatives of tryptophan because (1) IFN-gamma stimulates the rate-determining enzyme of the Try-kynurenine pathway, indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) and (2) some kynurenines (e.g., quinolinic and picolinic acids) can stimulate iNOS. IFN-gamma production is controlled by (IFN-gamma) + 874(T/A) genotypes, suggesting the association of a high promoter T allele with the high rate of IFN-gamma production and, consequently, with activated IDO and enhanced production of kynurenines. Although IDO is strictly an IFN-gamma-induced gene product, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) can synergistically increase the transcriptional activation of the IDO gene in response to IFN-gamma. The combination of high promoter T of (IFN-gamma) + 874(T/A) with high promoter A of (TNF-alpha) -308(G/A) might "superinduce" IDO and cause (or contribute to) inflammation of brain microvessels detected as white matter hyperintensities and leading to VCI development. Hormonal induction of tryptophan dioxygenase and the ability of hormones to potentiate IFN-gamma-induced activation of IDO might contribute to the development of inflammatory changes in major depressive

  13. Tuning the cytotoxic properties of new ruthenium(III) and ruthenium(II) complexes with a modified bis(arylimino)pyridine Schiff base ligand using bidentate pyridine-based ligands. (United States)

    Garza-Ortiz, Ariadna; Maheswari, Palanisamy Uma; Lutz, Martin; Siegler, Maxime A; Reedijk, Jan


    Synthesis, spectroscopy, characterization, structures, and cytotoxicity studies of 2,6-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyliminomethyl)pyridine (LLL) ruthenium compounds are described. The starting compound [RuCl3(LLL)] has been fully characterized using IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and NMR spectroscopy. In addition, the crystal structure of the ligand LLL has been determined using single-crystal X-ray diffraction. With the ruthenium(III) trichloride compound as starting material, a new family of Ru(II) complexes with a number of neutral and charged bidentate co-ligands have been synthesized and used for characterization and cytotoxicity studies. The synthesis of the corresponding [Ru(II)LLL(LL)Cl](+/0) complexes with co-ligands- LL is 1,10-phenanthroline, 2,2'-bipyridyl, 2-(phenylazo)pyridine, 2-(phenylazo)-3-methylpyridine, 2-(tolylazo)pyridine, or the anionic 2-picolinate-is reported. Analytical, spectroscopic (IR spectroscopy, UV-vis spectroscopy, (1)H NMR spectroscopy, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry), and structural characterization of the new compounds is described. Crystal structure analyses of two Ru(II) compounds show a slightly distorted octahedral Ru(II) geometry with tridentate LLL coordinated in a planar meridional fashion, and the chelating co-ligand (LL) and a chloride ion complete the octahedron. The co-ligand plays a significant role in modulating the physicochemical and cytotoxic properties of these new ruthenium complexes. The in vitro cytotoxicity of these new Ru(II) complexes (half-maximal inhibitory concentration, IC50, of 0.5-1.5 μM), in comparison with the parent Ru(III) compound (half-maximal inhibitory concentration of 3.9-4.3 μM) is higher for several of the human cancer cell lines tested. The cytotoxic activity of some of the new ruthenium compounds is even higher than that of cisplatin in the same cancer cell lines. The cytotoxicity of these new anticancer compounds is

  14. Production of 2-chloro-5-trifluoromethylpyridine and 3-trifluoromethylpyridine%2-氯-5-三氟甲基吡啶和3-三氟甲基吡啶的制备

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    董青青; 于万金; 胡猛; 林胜达; 刘武灿; 张建君; 程党国; 陈丰秋


    2-Chloro-5-trifluoromethylpyridine and 3-trifluoromethylpyridine are produced byβ-picoline reacting with chlorine and hydrogen fluoride in a fluidized-bed reactor. The total yield of 2-chloro-5- trifluoromethylpyridine and 3-trifluoromethylpyridine reaches 66.6% over the CrO-Al catalyst at a space velocity of 288 h-1 and temperature of 300℃. The reactivity of the deactivated catalysts is recovered after regeneration at 350℃with mixed gas of nitrogen and air at volume ratio of 1:1. The total yield is around 66% with regenerated catalysts under the condition of 288 h-1 and 300℃. According to the reaction result, the mechanism of one-step chlorofluorination reaction is proposed, dehydrochlorination-condensation of intermediate products accounted for coking. The results of BET, TG and NH3-TPD characterizations indicate that the deactivation of the catalysts is caused by the carbonaceous by-products which cover the surface and pores of the catalyst.%研究了以3-甲基吡啶、氟化氢和氯气为原料在流化床反应器中一步法气相氯氟化反应制备2-氯-5-三氟甲基吡啶和 3-三氟甲基吡啶的工艺,并对催化剂进行了筛选和考评,发现 CrO-Al、CrCl-Al 的活性较佳.以 CrO-Al为催化剂,空速为288 h-1,温度为300℃时,2-氯-5-三氟甲基吡啶和3-三氟甲基吡啶的总收率最高,为66.6%,且失活催化剂在 350℃,氮气和空气的体积比为 1:1 的混合气体下再生后,其催化活性基本可以恢复,2-氯-5-三氟甲基吡啶和3-三氟甲基吡啶的总收率均保持在66%左右.根据实验结果提出了反应机理和结焦机理.对催化剂进行了BET、TG和NH3-TPD表征,发现催化剂失活的主要原因是积炭覆盖了催化剂表面以及孔道,使催化剂强酸中心大量减少所致.

  15. 不同有机铬源对生长肥育猪生产性能和胴体品质的影响%Effects of Dietary Chromium Supplementation on Performance,Carcass Characteristics of Growing-finishing Swine

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    肖俊武; 王勇; 邓伏清; 廖阳华; 朱年华


    To assess the effects of dietary organic chromium picolinate in finishing pigs, sixty-four crossbred (Duroc x Landrace x Yorkshire, 70± 1 kg) finishing pigs were randomly and equally separated into four treatments based on their weight, hereditv basis and gender. Pigs in each treatment were respectively fed diets: a control diet with no added Cr, or 200 μg. k^g-1 of Cr from Cr picolinate(CrTP). Cr glycine(CrGly), Cr methionine(CrMet). Four pigs were housed individually in pairs. Average duration of teeding before slaughter was 40 d. For the total experiment, comparing to pigs fed the unsupplemented Cr diet, the average daily gain of pigs fed CrMet had increased 5.25%; length of carcass increased 1.75 era; the area of longissimus dorsi increased 4.2 cm2 pigs fed the supplemented of organic Cr diet had increased the length of carcass and area of logissimus dorsi. The serum insulin concentrations were slightly increased by supplemented of organic Cr diet(P〉0.05).%为研究不同有机铬源对生长肥育猪后期生产性能的影响,选用健康的杜×长×大三元杂交猪64头(体重约70奴),随机分入16个栏内,每栏4头,公母各半,4个处理分别为空白基础料组(不添加铬)、吡啶羧酸铬组(添加铬200μg·kg^-1)、蛋氨酸铬组(添加铬200μg·kg^-1)、甘氨酸铬组(添加铬200μg·kg^-1),试验期40d。试验结果表明,在生长肥育猪后期(70kg体重~屠宰),添加蛋氨酸铬使猪的平均日增重提高5.25%,猪胴体长增加1.75cm,眼肌面积增加4.2cm^2,添加有机铬能使猪胴体长和眼肌面积增加,血液中胰岛素含量略有增加,但差异不显著(P〉0.05)。

  16. Efficacy of fianmaixiaoke tablets in the treatment of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus in China%天麦消渴片治疗中国新诊断2型糖尿病患者的疗效研究

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    邵聪; 吕肖峰; 肖新华; 许樟荣; 杨兆军; 王芃; 刘雪莉; 杨文英


    目的 分析天麦消渴片治疗新诊断2型糖尿病患者的疗效及影响因素.方法 纳入符合条件的2型糖尿病患者84例,采用区组随机化分为2组:试验组42例,口服天麦消渴片240mg/次,每日2次;对照组42例,口服西格列汀(捷诺维)100 mg/d.治疗24周后以糖化血红蛋白(HbA1c)、空腹血糖(FPG)及餐后2h血糖(PG2 h)、血清铬水平等评价服用天麦消渴片的有效性,同时通过测定胰岛素抵抗和β细胞功能的指标,探讨补铬改善血糖的作用机制.应用多因素线性回归分析各因素与HbA1c变化之间的关系.结果 入组84例,76例完成了试验.治疗前糖尿病组血清铬水平显著低于正常对照组[(56±28)μg/L比(112±21) μg/L,P=0.00].治疗24周后,两组HbA1c,FPG和PG2 h较前均显著降低,血清铬水平显著增加.天麦消渴片组治疗后HbA1c下降≥1%者11例(占28.2%),基线血清铬水平较低,用药24周后升高[(36.2±18.0)μg/L比(71.4±36.1)μg/L,P=0.01],同时HbA1c降低(8.38%±0.72%比6.77%±0.62%),降幅达1.61%.两组按基线血清铬水平分3个亚组,分别为<40μg/L,40 ~65 μg/L和>65 μg/L.当血清铬<40 μg/L时,天麦消渴片组HbA1c显著降低,下降幅度为1.09%;当血清铬>65 μg/L时,HbA1c无显著变化.西格列汀组HbA1c变化值(△HbA1c)与基线血清铬水平无关.治疗24周后,两组胰岛素抵抗指数(HOMA-IR)均有所降低,β细胞功能指数(HOMA-β)和早相分泌指数(IGI)有所增加.各指数组间比较差异无统计学意义.多因素线性回归分析显示基线血铬、基线HbA1c与△HbA1c显著相关.结论 新诊断2型糖尿病患者体内普遍缺铬.补铬可使糖尿病患者HbA1c改善,当糖尿病患者血清铬低于40μg/L时,给予天麦消渴片补充铬至正常或略低于正常水平可使HbA1c显著降低.%Objective To explore the efficacy and influencing factors of chromium picolinate (tianmaixiaoke tablet) in the treatment of newly diagnosed