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  1. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8 - Human interference.

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    2013-01-01

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  2. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8 - Human interference.

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    2014-01-01

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  3. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8 - Human interference.

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    2012-01-01

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  4. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8 - Human interference.

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    2010-01-01

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  5. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8 - Human interference.

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    2011-01-01

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  6. 8. BENT NO. 4 AND ABUTMENT NO. 2. VIEW TO ...

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    8. BENT NO. 4 AND ABUTMENT NO. 2. VIEW TO NORTHWEST - Milwaukee Road Railroad Overpass, Spanning Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, & Pacific Railroad Grade (Milwaukee Road) at Orange Street, Missoula, Missoula County, MT

  7. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-2 - Site ownership and control.

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  8. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-2 - Site ownership and control.

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  10. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-2 - Site ownership and control.

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  11. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-2 - Site ownership and control.

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  12. K0.8Ag0.2Nb4O9AsO4

    PubMed Central

    Ben Amor, Rym; Zid, Mohamed Faouzi; Driss, Ahmed

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, potassium silver tetra­niobium nona­oxide arsenate, K0.8Ag0.2Nb4O9AsO4, was prepared by a solid-state reaction at 1183 K. The structure consists of infinite (Nb2AsO14)n chains parallel to the b axis and cross-linked by corner sharing via pairs of edge-sharing octa­hedra. Each pair links together four infinite chains to form a three-dimensional framework. The K+ and Ag+ ions partially occupy several independent close positions in the inter­connected cavities delimited by the framework. K0.8Ag0.2Nb4O9AsO4 is likely to exhibit fast alkali-ion mobility and ion-exchange properties. The Wyckoff symbols of special positions are as follows: one Nb 8e, one Nb 8g, As 4c, two K 8f, one Ag 8f, one Ag 4c, one O 8g, one O 4c. PMID:21202442

  13. Structurally Flexible and Solution Stable [Ln4TM8(OH)8(L)8(O2CR)8(MeOH)y](ClO4)4: A Playground for Magnetic Refrigeration.

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    Hooper, Thomas N; Inglis, Ross; Lorusso, Giulia; Ujma, Jakub; Barran, Perdita E; Uhrin, Dusan; Schnack, Jürgen; Piligkos, Stergios; Evangelisti, Marco; Brechin, Euan K

    2016-10-17

    The family of compounds of general formula [Ln(III)4TM(II)8(OH)8(L)8(O2CR)8(MeOH)y](ClO4)4 {[Gd4Zn8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2C(i)Pr)8](ClO4)4 (1a); [Y4Zn8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2C(i)Pr)8](ClO4)4 (1b); [Gd4Cu8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2C(i)Pr)8](ClO4)4 (2a); [Y4Cu8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2C(i)Pr)8](ClO4)4 (2b); [Gd4Cu8(OH)8(hep)8(O2C(i)Pr)8](ClO4)4 (3a); [Gd4Cu8(OH)8(Hpdm)8(O2C(t)Bu)8](ClO4)4 (4a); [Gd4Cu8(OH)8(ea)8(O2CMe)8](ClO4)4 (5a); [Gd4Ni8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2CEt)8(MeOH)6](ClO4)4 (6a); [Y4Ni8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2CEt)8(MeOH)6](ClO4)4 (6b); [Gd4Co8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2CEt)8(MeOH)6](ClO4)4 (7a); [Y4Co8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2CEt)8(MeOH)6](ClO4)4 (7b)} can be formed very simply and in high yields from the reaction of Ln(NO3)3·6H2O and TM(ClO4)2·6H2O and the appropriate ligand blend in a mixture of CH2Cl2 and MeOH in the presence of a suitable base. Remarkably, almost all the constituent parts, namely the lanthanide (or rare earth) ions Ln(III) (here Ln = Gd or Y), the transition metal ions TM(II) (here TM = Zn, Cu, Ni, Co), the bridging ligand L (Hhmp = 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridine; Hhep = 2-(hydroxyethyl)pyridine; H2pdm = pyridine-2,6-dimethanol; Hea = 2-ethanolamine), and the carboxylates can be exchanged while maintaining the structural integrity of the molecule. NMR spectroscopy of diamagnetic complex 1b reveals the complex to be fully intact in solution with all signals from the hydroxide, ligand L, and the carboxylates equivalent on the NMR time scale, suggesting the complex possesses greater symmetry in solution than in the solid state. High resolution nano-ESI mass spectrometry on dichloromethane solutions of 2a and 2b shows both complexes are present in two charge states with little fragmentation; with the most intense peak in each spectrum corresponding to [Ln4Cu8(OH)8(hmp)8(O2C(i)Pr)8](ClO4)2(2+). This family of compounds offers an excellent playground for probing how the magnetocaloric effect evolves by introducing either antiferromagnetic or ferromagnetic interactions, or magnetic anisotropy, by substituting the nonmagnetic Zn

  14. (4bS,8aS)-1-Isopropyl-4b,8,8-trimethyl-4b,5,6,7,8,8a,9,10-octa­hydro­phenan­thren-2-yl acetate

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    Oubabi, Radouane; Auhmani, Aziz; Ait Itto, My Youssef; Auhmani, Abdelwahed; Daran, Jean-Claude

    2014-01-01

    The hemisynthesis of the title compound, C22H32O2, was carried out through direct acetyl­ation reaction of the naturally occurring diterpene totarol [systematic name: (4bS,8aS)-4b,8,8-trimethyl-1-propan-2-yl-5,6,7,8a,9,10-hexa­hydro­phen­an­thren-2-ol]. The mol­ecule is built up from three fused six membered rings, one saturated and two unsaturated. The central unsaturated ring has a half-chair conformation, whereas the other unsaturated ring displays a chair conformation. The absolute configuration is deduced from the chemical pathway. The value of the Hooft parameter [−0.10 (6)] allowed this absolute configuration to be confirmed. PMID:24765017

  15. Tritium release in Li4SiO4 and Li4.2Si0.8Al0.2O4 ceramics

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    Zhao, Linjie; Long, Xinggui; Peng, Shuming; Chen, Xiaojun; Xiao, Chengjian; Ran, Guangming; Li, Jiamao

    2016-12-01

    Li4+xSi1-xAlxO4 solid solution materials, which were designed as the advanced tritium breeders, were obtained by indirect solid state reactions. The behaviors of tritium release from Li4SiO4 and Li4.2Si0.8Al0.2O4 powders were investigated by temperature programmed desorption. The tritium release curves show different characteristics for the Li4SiO4 and Li4.2Si0.8Al0.2O4 ceramics. The main tritium release peak in the Li4SiO4 and Li4.2Si0.8Al0.2O4 powders is at approximately 600 °C after a high dose irradiation. Moreover, the temperature of the tritium release from Li4.2Si0.8Al0.2O4 was lower than that of the release from Li4SiO4. This suggests a possible advantage to using the solid solutions as the advanced tritium breeding materials.

  16. Etching of porous and solid SiO2 in Ar /c-C4F8, O2/c-C4F8 and Ar /O2/c-C4F8 plasmas

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    Sankaran, Arvind; Kushner, Mark J.

    2005-01-01

    C-C4F8-based plasmas are used for selective etching of high aspect ratio (HAR) trenches in SiO2 and other dielectrics for microelectronics fabrication. Additives such as Ar and O2 are often used to optimize the process. Understanding the fundamentals of these processes is critical to extending technologies developed for solid SiO2 to porous SiO2, as used in low-dielectric constant insulators. To investigate these issues, reaction mechanisms developed for etching of solid and porous SiO2 in fluorocarbon plasmas and for etching of organic polymers in O2 plasmas have been incorporated into a feature profile model capable of addressing two-phase porous materials. The reaction mechanism was validated by comparison to experiments for blanket etching of solid and porous SiO2 in Ar /c-C4F8 and O2/c-C4F8 plasmas using inductively coupled plasma reactors. We found that the blanket etch rates of both solid and porous SiO2 had maxima as a function of Ar and O2 addition to c-C4F8 at mole fractions corresponding to an optimum thickness of the overlying polymer layer. Larger Ar and O2 additions were required to optimize the etch rate for porous SiO2. Whereas etch stops occurred during etching of HAR features in solid and porous SiO2 using pure c-C4F8 plasmas, Ar and O2 addition facilitated etching by reducing the polymer thickness, though with some loss of critical dimensions. Mixtures of Ar /O2/c-C4F8 can be used to manage this tradeoff.

  17. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-1 - Natural resources.

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    2013-01-01

    ..., scarcity, and technology—the natural resources, including ground water suitable for crop irrigation or... resource. (2) Ground water with 10,000 parts per million or more of total dissolved solids along any path.... (5) Potential for foreseeable human activities—such as ground-water withdrawal, extensive...

  18. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-1 - Natural resources.

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    2014-01-01

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  19. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-1 - Natural resources.

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    2011-01-01

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  20. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-1 - Natural resources.

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    2010-01-01

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  1. 10 CFR 960.4-2-8-1 - Natural resources.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., scarcity, and technology—the natural resources, including ground water suitable for crop irrigation or... resource. (2) Ground water with 10,000 parts per million or more of total dissolved solids along any path.... (5) Potential for foreseeable human activities—such as ground-water withdrawal, extensive...

  2. Nqrs Data for C10H8Br4N2Sn [Br4Sn·C10H8N2] (Subst. No. 1214)

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    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for C10H8Br4N2Sn [Br4Sn·C10H8N2] (Subst. No. 1214)

  3. Synthesis of 8-Phenylphenalenones: 2-Hydroxy-8-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1H-phenalen-1-one from Eichhornia crassipes.

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    Ospina, Felipe; Hidalgo, William; Cano, Marisol; Schneider, Bernd; Otálvaro, Felipe

    2016-02-05

    2-Hydroxy-8-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1H-phenalen-1-one (1), the first reported 8-phenylphenalenone from the roots of Eichhornia crassipes (water hyacinth), was synthesized starting from 2-methoxynaphthalene in 11 steps and with an overall yield of 2%. A cascade Friedel-Crafts/Michael annulation reaction between acryloyl chloride and 2-methoxynaphthalene afforded 9-methoxyperinaphthanone that, after transformation to 9-methoxy-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1H-phenalen-1-one by means of standard Suzuki-Miyaura methodology, was subjected to a reductive carbonyl transposition to afford 8-(4-methoxyphenyl)perinaphthanone. Dehydrogenation, epoxidation, and demethylation of the latter afforded 1.

  4. From hydrated Ni3(OH)2(C8H4O4)2(H2O)4 to anhydrous Ni2(OH)2(C8H4O4): impact of structural transformations on magnetic properties.

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    Mesbah, Adel; Rabu, Pierre; Sibille, Romain; Lebègue, Sébastien; Mazet, Thomas; Malaman, Bernard; François, Michel

    2014-01-21

    Dehydration of the hybrid compound [Ni3(OH)2(tp)2(H2O)4] (1) upon heating led to the sequential removal of coordinated water molecules to give [Ni3(OH)2(tp)2(H2O)2] (2) at T1 = 433 K and thereafter anhydrous [Ni2(OH)2(tp)] (3) at T2 = 483 K. These two successive structural transformations were thoroughly characterized by powder X-ray diffraction assisted by density functional theory calculations. The crystal structures of the two new compounds 2 and 3 were determined. It was shown that at T1 (433 K) the infinite nickel oxide chains built of the repeating structural unit [Ni3(μ3-OH)2](4+) in 1 collapse and lead to infinite porous layers, forming compound 2. The second transformation at T2 (483 K) gave the expected anhydrous compound 3, which is isostructural with Co2(OH)2(tp). These irreversible transitions directly affect the magnetic behavior of each phase. Hence, 1 was found to be antiferromagnetic at TN = 4.11 K, with metamagnetic behavior with a threshold field Hc of ca. 0.6 T. Compound 2 exhibits canted antiferromagnetism below TN = 3.19 K, and 3 is ferromagnetic below TC = 4.5 K.

  5. Interleukin 2 promotes growth and cytolytic activity in human T3+4-8- thymocytes.

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    de la Hera, A; Toribio, M L; Marquez, C; Martinez, C

    1985-01-01

    Human thymocytes bearing T3 but neither T4 nor T8 antigens (T3+4-8- cells) were obtained after negative selection of thymocytes, either fresh or cultured in medium containing recombinant interleukin 2 (IL-2), by treatment with Na1/34, OKT4A and B9.4 monoclonal antibodies (which recognize T6, T4, and T8 antigens, respectively) and complement. Quantitative flow cytometry showed a 98% pure population of T3+4-8- lymphocytes, which included proliferating cells. The growth and maturation requirements of these thymocytes were characterized and related to the T3-receptor complex and IL-2 pathways, thought to be used by mature lymphocytes. The results show that addition of recombinant IL-2 promotes, in a dose-dependent way, proliferation and acquisition of effector functions by cultured T3+4-8- thymocytes, the growth being inhibitable by monoclonal antibody 33B73 (anti-Tac). Furthermore, cytolytic activity of T3+4-8- cells induced by recombinant IL-2 is specifically blocked by monoclonal antibody OKT3, showing that it operates via the T3-receptor complex and does not require either T4 or T8 molecules. The finding of in vitro responsiveness to recombinant IL-2 in T3+4-8- thymocytes suggests a role of IL-2 in the growth and maturation of cells committed to the T-cell lineage, during intrathymic differentiation, prior to expression of T4 and T8 molecules. PMID:3929254

  6. Rab8A regulates insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation in C2C12 myoblasts.

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    Li, Hanbing; Ou, Liting; Fan, Jiannan; Xiao, Mei; Kuang, Cuifang; Liu, Xu; Sun, Yonghong; Xu, Yingke

    2017-02-01

    Rab proteins are important regulators of GLUT4 trafficking in muscle and adipose cells. It is still unclear which Rabs are involved in insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation in C2C12 myoblasts. In this study, we detect the colocalization of Rab8A with GLUT4 and the presence of Rab8A at vesicle exocytic sites by TIRFM imaging. Overexpression of dominant-negative Rab8A (T22N) diminishes insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation, while constitutively active Rab8A (Q67L) augments it. In addition, knockdown of Rab8A inhibits insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation, which is rescued by replenishment of RNAi-resistant Rab8A. Together, these results indicate an indispensable role for Rab8A in insulin-regulated GLUT4 trafficking in C2C12 cells.

  7. Nqrs Data for C8H5Li2O4.5 [C8H4Li2O4·1/2(H2O)] (Subst. No. 1059)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for C8H5Li2O4.5 [C8H4Li2O4·1/2(H2O)] (Subst. No. 1059)

  8. [Cu( mim) 4] 2[α-Mo 8O 26] - A layer-type octamolybdate framework

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    Alam, Nure; Feldmann, Claus

    2010-04-01

    By reaction of (NH 4) 6Mo 7O 24·4H 2O, Cu(NO 3) 2·2.5H 2O and 1-methylimidazole ( mim) under hydrothermal conditions the novel copper molybdate [Cu( mim) 4] 2[α-Mo 8O 26] is obtained in the form of blue, rectangular-shaped crystals. The title compound crystallizes with monoclinic lattice symmetry in the space group P2 1/ n. The predominant structural feature of the title compound is a two-dimensional framework that is constituted by [α-Mo 8O 26] 4-octamolybdate units as framework nods and the copper complex [Cu( mim) 4] 2+ as a linker. In addition to single-crystal structure analysis [Cu( mim) 4] 2[α-Mo 8O 26] is characterized by powder diffraction as well as by FT-IR and UV-vis spectroscopy.

  9. PROCEEDINGS: 1993 SO2 CONTROL SYMPOSIUM - VOLUME 4. SESSIONS 7, 8A, AND 8B

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report documents more than 100 presentations at the 1993 SO2 Control Symposium in Boston, MA, August 24-27, 1993. The presentations covered a wide range of topics: industry's strategies for dealing with Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, including Phase I strategies, the emiss...

  10. Infrared spectrophotometry of OH 231.8 + 4.2 identified with OH 0739-14

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    Gillett, F. C.; Soifer, B. T.

    1976-01-01

    Infrared spectrophotometry from 2.1 to 4.1 microns and from 7.7 to 13.3 microns of the peculiar OH maser source OH 231.8 + 4.2 identified with OH 0739-14 is reported. Deep absorption features are found at 3.1 microns and from 8 to 13 microns, and are identified with absorption by cold ices and silicates in the line of sight to the infrared source. The infrared flux is also found to vary. These infrared observations present new difficulties in understanding the nature of the object. Several possibly useful observations of OH 231.8 + 4.2 are suggested.

  11. IR, FT-ICR-MS studies on (1'S, 6'S)-1-cyclopropyl-7-(2,8-diazabicyclo[4.3.0] non-8-yl)-6-fluoro-8-methoxy-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxylic acid hydrochloride salt.

    PubMed

    Lin, Zhiwei

    2014-01-01

    The infrared spectra of (1'S, 6'S)-1-cyclopropyl-7-(2,8-diazabicyclo[4.3.0] non-8-yl)-6-fluoro-8-methoxy-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxylic acid hydrochloride salt (CLF-HCl) were studied and compared with free base. Their fragmentation pathways were investigated using tandem mass spectrometric (MS/MS) techniques on Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance spectrum, and many characteristic fragment ions were found.

  12. Cerebrovascular responsiveness to carbon dioxide in dogs with 1.4% and 2.8% isoflurane.

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    McPherson, R W; Briar, J E; Traystman, R J

    1989-05-01

    Cerebral blood flow (CBF) responsiveness to alterations in arterial CO2 tensions (PaCO2) during 1.4% and 2.8% isoflurane anesthesia was assessed. Dogs were initially anesthetized with thiopental (12 mg/kg, iv bolus), their tracheae intubated, after which anesthesia was maintained with 1.4% isoflurane. In eight animals three levels of PaCO2 (25, 40, and 60 mmHg) were studied during 1.4% and 2.8% isoflurane. Mean arterial blood pressure, sagittal sinus pressure, and cerebrospinal fluid pressure were measured and CBF was determined using radiolabeled microspheres. Cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) was maintained constant at approximately 80 mmHg by inflation of a balloon in the midthoracic aorta. CBF during normocapnia was 70 +/- 14 and 118 +/- 18 ml.min-1.100 g-1 with 1.4% and 2.8% isoflurane, respectively. As PaCO2 was decreased and increased, CBF decreased and increased to 42 +/- 7% and 185 +/- 16% of control, respectively, during 1.4% isoflurane. During 2.8% isoflurane, hypocapnia decreased CBF to 39 +/- 6% of control, but CBF did not increase with hypercapnia. In a second group of animals (n = 8), the effects of changes in CPP during hypercapnia with 1.4% and 2.8% isoflurane were assessed. Increasing CPP approximately 25 mmHg with both 1.4% and 2.8% isoflurane increased CBF but did not change CVR from control. With 1.4% isoflurane, the cerebral vasculature constricts with hypocapnia and dilates with hypercapnia, whereas with 2.8% isoflurane, vasoconstriction to hypocapnia is retained but vasodilation to hypercapnia is absent.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  13. Crystal structure and vibrational spectra of tetrasodium dimagnesium dihydrogen diphosphate octahydrate Na 4Mg 2(H 2P 2O 7) 4·8H 2O

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    Harcharras, M.; Ennaciri, A.; Assaaoudi, H.; Mattei, G.; D'Orazio, V.; Moliterni, A. G. G.; Capitelli, F.

    2003-04-01

    A tetrasodium dimagnesium dihydrogen diphosphate octahydrate Na 4Mg 2(H 2P 2O 7) 4·8H 2O was synthesized. It crystallizes in the monoclinic system, space group P2 1/ m (no. 11), Z=4, and its unit-cell parameters are: a=8.0445(3) Å, b=11.5244(5) Å, c=9.0825(4) Å, β=113.1401(2)°, V=774.28(6) Å 3. The structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffractometry and refined to a R index of 0.0294 (w R=0.0727) for 1878 independent reflections with I>2 σ( I). The framework is made by the alternance of layers of MgO 6/NaO 6 octahedra and double tetrahedra PO 4 along b-axis. Such layers are characterized by the presence of strong hydrogen bonds. (H 2P 2O 7) 2- anions exhibit bent eclipsed conformation. Besides, the crystal was analyzed by FT-IR and micro-Raman vibrational spectroscopy. No coincidences of the majority of the Raman and infrared spectra bands of Na 4Mg 2(H 2P 2O 7) 4·8H 2O confirms a centrosymmetric structure of this material. The vibrational spectra confirm the bent POP configuration in this compound.

  14. Copper Causes Regiospecific Formation of C4 F8 -Containing Six-Membered Rings and their Defluorination/Aromatization to C4 F4 -Containing Rings in Triphenylene/1,4-C4 F8 I2 Reactions.

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    Rippy, Kerry C; Bukovsky, Eric V; Clikeman, Tyler T; Chen, Yu-Sheng; Hou, Gao-Lei; Wang, Xue-Bin; Popov, Alexey A; Boltalina, Olga V; Strauss, Steven H

    2016-01-18

    The presence of Cu in reactions of triphenylene (TRPH) and 1,4-C4 F8 I2 at 360 °C led to regiospecific substitution of TRPH ortho C(β) atoms to form C4 F8 -containing rings, completely suppressing substitution on C(α) atoms. In addition, Cu caused selective reductive-defluorination/aromatization (RD/A) to form C4 F4 -containing aromatic rings. Without Cu, the reactions of TRPH and 1,4-C4 F8 I2 were not regiospecific and no RD/A was observed. These results, supported by DFT calculations, are the first examples of Cu-promoted 1) regiospecific perfluoroannulation, 2) preparative C-F activation, and 3) RD/A. HPLC-purified products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, low-temperature PES, and (1) H/(19) F NMR.

  15. Raman spectroscopic study of the minerals apophyllite-(KF) KCa4Si8O20F·8H2O and apophyllite-(KOH) KCa4Si8O20(F,OH)·8H2O

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    Frost, Ray L.; Xi, Yunfei

    2012-11-01

    Raman spectroscopy complimented with infrared spectroscopy has been used to study the variation in molecular structure of two minerals of the apophyllite mineral group, namely apophyllite-(KF) KCa4Si8O20F·8H2O and apophyllite-(KOH) KCa4Si8O20(F,OH)·8H2O. apophyllite-(KF) and apophyllite-(KOH) are different minerals only because of the difference in the percentage of fluorine to hydroxyl ions. The Raman spectra are dominated by a very intense sharp peak at 1059 cm-1. A band at around 846 cm-1 is assigned to the water librational mode. It is proposed that the difference between apophyllite-(KF) and apophyllite-(KOH) is the observation of two Raman bands in the OH stretching region at around 3563 and 3625 cm-1. Multiple water stretching and bending modes are observed showing that there is much variation in hydrogen bonding between water and the silicate surfaces.

  16. [4+2] cycloaddition reactions between 1,8-disubstituted cyclooctatetraenes and diazo dienophiles: stereoelectronic effects, anticancer properties and application to the synthesis of 7,8-substituted bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-2,4-dienes.

    PubMed

    Grange, Rebecca L; Gallen, Michael J; Schill, Heiko; Johns, Jenny P; Dong, Lin; Parsons, Peter G; Reddell, Paul W; Gordon, Victoria A; Bernhardt, Paul V; Williams, Craig M

    2010-08-02

    A detailed examination of [4+2] cycloaddition reactions between 1,8-disubstituted cyclooctatetraenes and diazo compounds revealed that 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazole-3,5-dione (PTAD) reacts to form either 2,3- or 3,4-disubstituted adducts. The product distribution can be controlled by modulating the electron density of the cyclooctatetraene. Unprecedented [4+2] cycloadditions between diisopropyl azodicarboxylate (DIAD) and 1,8-disubstituted cyclooctatetraenes are also described and further manipulation of a resulting cycloadduct uncovered a new pathway to the synthetically challenging bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-2,4-diene family. Variation of the substituents resulted in a range of compounds displaying selective action against different human tumour cell types.

  17. Copper Causes Regiospecific Formation of C4F8-Containing Six-Membered Rings and their Defluorination/Aromatization to C4F4-Containing Rings in Triphenylene/1,4-C4F8I2 Reactions

    SciTech Connect

    Rippy, Kerry C.; Bukovsky, Eric V.; Clikeman, Tyler T.; Chen, Yu-Sheng; Hou, Gao-Lei; Wang, Xue B.; Popov, Alexey; Boltalina, Olga V.; Strauss, Steven H.

    2016-01-18

    The presence of Cu in reactions of triphenylene (TRPH) and 1,4-C4F8I2 at 360 °C led to regiospecific substitution of TRPH ortho C(β) atoms to form C4F8-containing rings, completely suppressing substitution on C(α) atoms. In addition, Cu caused selective reductive-defluorination/aromatization (RD/A) to form C4F4- containing aromatic rings. Without Cu, the reactions of TRPH and 1,4- C4F8I2 were not regiospecific and no RD/A was observed. These results, supported by DFT calculations, are the first examples of Cupromoted (i) regiospecific perfluoroannulation, (ii) preparative C–F activation, and (iii) RD/A. HPLC-purified products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, low-temperature PES, and 1H/19F NMR.

  18. Electron affinity of trans-2-C4F8 from electron attachment-detachment kinetics.

    PubMed

    Van Doren, Jane M; Condon, Laura R; DeSouza-Goding, Antonet; Miller, Thomas M; Bopp, Joseph C; Viggiano, A A

    2010-01-28

    Electron attachment and detachment kinetics of 2-C(4)F(8) were studied over the temperature range 298-487 K with a flowing-afterglow Langmuir-probe apparatus. Only parent anions were formed in the attachment process throughout this temperature range. At the highest temperatures, thermal electron detachment of the parent anions is important. Analysis of the 2-C(4)F(8) gas showed an 82/18 mixture of trans/cis isomers. The kinetic data at the higher temperatures were used to determine the electron affinity EA(trans-2-C(4)F(8)) = 0.79 +/- 0.06 eV after making some reasonable assumptions. The same quantity was calculated using the G3(MP2) compound method, yielding 0.74 eV. The kinetic data were not sufficient to establish a reliable value for EA(cis-2-C(4)F(8)), but G3(MP2) calculations give a value 0.017 eV greater than that for trans-2-C(4)F(8). MP2 and density functional theory were used to study the structural properties of the neutral and anion isomers.

  19. Synthesis and characterization of Co0.8Fe2.2O4 nano ferrite

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    Raghuvanshi, S.; Kane, S. N.; Lalla, N. P.; Reddy, V. R.

    2016-10-01

    Co0.8Fe2.2O4 nano ferrite has been synthesized by sol gel auto-combustion method. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Mossbauer spectroscopy were used to characterize the synthesized as burnt and thermally annealed (600 oC for 3 hours) samples. Both XRD and Mossbauer measurements confirm the formation of spinel phase with Scherrer's grain diameter (D s) ≈ 37 nm. Presence of α-Fe and, Fe2O3 was also observed. Thermal annealing induced decrease of ρ xrd (from 5267.9 to 5262.7 Kg/m3) for the annealed samples is ascribable to the fact that, increase of unit cell volume overtakes the increase in mass of the unit cell. Comparison of dry gel and thermally annealed sample shows that in dry gel, B site is more populated with Fe ions, whereas thermal annealing leads to migration of Co from A to B site with simultaneous migration of Fe from B to A site, thus dropping the Neel magnetic moment. Bond angle values clearly reveal that thermal annealing leads to strengthening of B-O-B interaction with simultaneous wreaking of A-O-B, and, A-O-A interaction.

  20. Specific heat of YBa sub 2 Cu sub 4 O sub 8 near T sub c

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    Willis, J.O. ); Tomeno, Izumi; Miyatake, Takayuki; Itoh, Takao; Tai, Keishi; Koshizuka, Naoki; Tanaka, Shoji . Superconductivity Research Lab.)

    1990-01-01

    Specific heat measurements are reported for a polycrystalline, bulk sample of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8} prepared at high oxygen pressure. The magnitude of the idealized specific heat jump {triangle}C{sub p}/T at {Tc} (= 80 {plus minus} 0.5K) is 15.5 {plus minus} 2 mJ/K{sup 2}-mole. The transition width {triangle} {Tc} is about 3K. The size of the jump is greatly reduced compared to YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}. The normal state magnetic susceptibility is somewhat smaller than in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7} and is temperature dependent. The results suggest a smaller electronic density of states for YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}. 13 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Scaling analysis of [Fe(pyrazole)4]2[Nb(CN)8] molecular magnet

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    Konieczny, P.; Pełka, R.; Zieliński, P. M.; Pratt, F. L.; Pinkowicz, D.; Sieklucka, B.; Wasiutyński, T.

    2013-10-01

    The critical behaviour of the three dimensional (3D) molecular magnet {[FeII(pirazol)4]2[NbIV(CN)84H2O}n has been studied with the use of experimental techniques such as ac magnetometry and zero field μSR spectroscopy. The sample orders magnetically below Tc=7.8 K. The measurements allowed to determine static exponents β, γ, and the dynamic exponent w. The resulting exponent values indicate that the studied system belongs to the universality class of the 3D Heisenberg model.

  2. [Zn3(PO4)2(H2O)(0.8)(NH3)(1.2)].

    PubMed

    Stojanović, Jovica; Dordević, Tamara; Karanović, Ljiljana

    2010-05-01

    The structure of the title compound, ammineaquadi-mu(5)-phosphato-trizinc(II), [Zn(3)(PO(4))(2)(H(2)O)(0.8)(NH(3))(1.2)], consists of two parts: (i) PO(4) and ZnO(4) vertex-sharing tetrahedra arranged in layers parallel to (100) and (ii) ZnO(2)(N/O)(2) tetrahedra located between the layers. Elemental analysis establishes the ammine-to-water ratio as 3:2. ZnO(2)(N/O)(2) tetrahedra are located at special position 4e (site symmetry 2) in C2/c. The two O atoms of ZnO(2)(N/O)(2) are bonded to neighbouring P atoms, forming two Zn-O-P linkages and connecting ZnO(2)(N/O)(2) tetrahedra with two adjacent bc plane layers. A noteworthy feature of the structure is the presence of NH(3) and H(2)O at the same crystallographic position and, consequently, qualitative changes in the pattern of hydrogen bonding and weaker N/O-H...O electrostatic interactions, as compared to two closely related structures.

  3. Highly regio- and stereocontrolled formation of functionalized tricyclo[4.2.1.0(2,8)]non-3-enes.

    PubMed

    Toselli, Nicolas; Martin, David; Achard, Mathieu; Tenaglia, Alphonse; Buono, Gérard

    2009-05-15

    The electrophilic activations of bicyclo[4.2.1]nonatrienes by 4-isopropyl-1,2,4-triazolinedione, N-iodosuccinimide, or an epoxidation/acidic ring-opening sequence is reported. The subsequent in situ trappings by water, alcohols, or benzoic acids led to original tricyclo[4.2.1.0(2,8)]non-3-enes with high regio- and stereoselectivities. The synthetic potentiality of these synthons is illustrated by the straightforward access to a fused cyclopropane featuring six consecutive controlled stereocenters.

  4. Defeathering of broiler carcasses subjected to delayed scalding 1, 2, 4, and 8 hours after slaughter

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    With implementation of farm slaughter, scalding and defeathering could be delayed for a minimum of 2 to 4 h. This research evaluated the potential for delaying scalding and defeathering up to 8 h after slaughter. Following 12 h feed withdrawal broilers were cooped and transported to the pilot plan...

  5. Biotransformation of 2,4,6,8,10,12-Hexanitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-Hexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) by Denitrifying Pseudomonas sp. Strain FA1

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-09-01

    CoCl26H2O, 0.15 g of ZnCl2, 0.01 g of CuSO4 5H2O, 0.10 g of FeSO47H2O, 0.05 g of Na2MoO4, 0.05 g of NiCl26H2O, and 0.05 g of Na2WO4 2H2O . A...solution was used as the trace element solution and was composed of (per liter of deionized water) 0.20 g of MnSO4H2O, 0.10 g of CaCl2 2H2O , 0.10 g of

  6. Summary of External Peer Review and Public Comments and Disposition for 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta[γ]-2-benzopyran (HHCB)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document summarizes the public and external peer review comments that the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) received for the draft work plan risk assessment for 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethylcyclopenta--2-benzopyran

  7. Nqrs Data for C8H24CdI4N2 (Subst. No. 1142)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for C8H24CdI4N2 (Subst. No. 1142)

  8. Nqrs Data for C6H16I2N4O8 [C6H14N4O2·2(HIO3)] (Subst. No. 0932)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for C6H16I2N4O8 [C6H14N4O2·2(HIO3)] (Subst. No. 0932)

  9. Ba4Ga2Se8: A ternary selenide containing chains and discrete Se22- units

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yin, Wenlong; Iyer, Abishek K.; Lin, Xinsong; Mar, Arthur

    2016-05-01

    The ternary selenide Ba4Ga2Se8 has been synthesized by reaction of BaSe, Ga2Se3, and Se at 1023 K. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed a monoclinic structure (space group P21/c, Z=4, a=13.2393(5) Å, b=6.4305(2) Å, c=20.6432(8) Å, β=104.3148(6)°) featuring one-dimensional chains of corner-sharing Ga-centered tetrahedra and discrete Se22- anionic units, with charge-compensating Ba2+ cations located between them. The UV/vis/NIR diffuse reflectance spectrum reveals an optical band gap of 1.63(2) eV, which is consistent with the black color of the crystals and agrees with a calculated gap of 1.51 eV obtained from band structure calculations. The presence of the Se22- units narrows the band gap in Ba4Ga2Se8 relative to other Ba-Ga-Se phases.

  10. (4bS,8aS)-1-Isopropyl-4b,8,8-trimethyl-4b,5,6,7,8,8a,9,10-octa­hydro­phenan­thren-2-yl benzoate

    PubMed Central

    Oubabi, Radouane; Auhmani, Aziz; Ait Itto, My Youssef; Auhmani, Abdelwahed; Daran, Jean-Claude

    2014-01-01

    The title compound, C27H34O2, was hemisynthesized through direct benzoyl­ation of the naturally occurring meroterpene totarol. The central fused six-membered ring has a half-chair conformation, whereas the terminal six-membered ring displays a chair conformation. The dihedral angle between the fused benzene ring and the benzoyl benzene ring is 73.05 (14)°. The S,S chirality of the mol­ecule is consistent with the synthetic pathway, and confirmed by the refinement of the Flack parameter. PMID:25249914

  11. Nqrs Data for C8H9KO6 [C8H5KO4·2(H2O)] (Subst. No. 1092)

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    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for C8H9KO6 [C8H5KO4·2(H2O)] (Subst. No. 1092)

  12. Magnetic phase transformations and superconductivity in Dy0.8Y0.2Rh4B4

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    Dmitriev, V. M.; Zaleskiĭ, A.; Khlybov, E. P.; Rybal'Chenko, L. F.; Khristenko, E. V.; Ishchenko, L. A.; Terekhov, A. V.; Kostyleva, I. E.; Lachenkov, S. A.

    2008-11-01

    The results of experimental studies of the magnetic and the superconducting properties of the compound Dy0.8Y0.2Rh4B4 with tetragonal body-centered crystal structure of the perovskite type (LuRu4B4) are presented. It is shown that the compound undergoes a paramagnet-ferrimagnet phase transition at the Curie temperature TC≈30.5K and its magnetic compensation temperature Tcomp≈17K. According to resistance measurements, the compound becomes a ferrimagnetic superconductor at Tconset≈5.9K which undergoes a ferrimagnet-antiferromagnet phase transition at TN≈2.7K while still remaining a superconductor. The specific heat exhibits a sharp maximum at this temperature. Point-contact Andreev reflection spectroscopy is used to measure the temperature and field dependences of the order parameter Δ(T ,H) and the temperature dependence of the upper critical field Hc2(T ). The dependences obtained differ radically from those generally accepted for conventional superconductors. The results obtained are discussed in connection with the possibility of triplet pairing in Dy0.8Y0.2Rh4B4.

  13. Vanadium(V) tartrato complexes: speciation in the H3O+(OH-)/H2VO4-/(2R,3R)-tartrate system and X-ray crystal structures of Na4[V4O8(rac-tart)2].12H2O and (NEt4)4[V4O8((R,R)-tart)2].6H2O (tart = C4H2O6(4-)).

    PubMed

    Schwendt, Peter; Tracey, Alan S; Tatiersky, Jozef; Gáliková, Jana; Zák, Zdirad

    2007-05-14

    A study of the aqueous H3O+(OH-)/H2VO4-/(2R,3R)-tartrate system has been performed at 273 K in a 1.0 mol/L Na+(Cl-) ionic medium using 51V NMR spectroscopy. In this relatively complicated system, more than 12 different species were observed. Ligand concentration, vanadate concentration, and pH variation studies were carried out, particularly for the range of pH 5.8-8.0 and for pH 2.4. Chemical shifts, vanadium-ligand stoichiometry, and also composition and formation constants for some, but not all, species are given. Despite some reduction of vanadium(V) to vanadium(IV) in an acidic medium at pH approximately 2.4, the stoichiometries of the principal species in solution at this pH were determined. Electrospray ionization mass spectra for some solutions were obtained and were in accordance with the conclusions drawn from the speciation studies. A series of crystalline vanadium(V) tartrato complexes M4[V4O8(tart)2].aq were also prepared and characterized. X-ray diffraction studies of Na4[V4O8(rac-tart)2].12H2O (1) and (NEt4)4[V4O8((R,R)-tart)2].6H2O (2) revealed unique tetranuclear [V4O8(tart)2]4- ions for which the {V4O4} rings have boat conformations.

  14. Process for manufacturing bis(2-methoxyethyl)-2,3,6,7-tetracyano-1,4,5,8,9,10-hexazaanthracene

    DOEpatents

    Rasmussen, Paul George; Lawton, Richard Graham

    2014-06-03

    A process to manufacture substituted tetracyano-hexaazatricyclics with the substitutions occurring at the 9 and 10 hydrogens. The process begins with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyanopyrazine, which is reacted to form the desired tetracyano-hexaazatricyclic. Different process embodiments enable different reaction paths to the desired tetracyano-hexaazatricyclic. Different tetracyano-hexaazatricyclic embodiments include bis(2-methoxyethyl)-2,3,6,7-tetracyano-1,4,5,8,9,10-hexazaanthracene and bis(2-methoxyethoxyethyl)-2,3,6,7-tetracyano-1,4,5,8,9,10-hexazaanthracen- e.

  15. Bi2O(XO4)(IO3)2 (X = S, Se, Cr): Three-dimensional frameworks containing [Bi4O2]8+ clusters

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    Shi, Long; Mei, Dajiang; Xu, Jingli; Wu, Yuandong

    2017-01-01

    Three new bismuth-based compounds, Bi2O(XO4)(IO3)2 (X = S, Se, Cr) have been synthesized by hydrothermal method and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Title compounds crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/n (No.14) with lattice parameters: a = 7.2391(5), b = 17.9074(12), c = 7.7964(5) Å, β = 109.6521(15) °, Z = 4 for Bi2O(SO4)(IO3)2; a = 7.2665(4), b = 18.0115(10), c = 7.9310(5) Å, β = 109.7480(10) °, Z = 4 for Bi2O(SeO4)(IO3)2; and a = 7.2708(6), b = 17.9967(14), c = 7.8998(6) Å, β = 109.799(2) °, Z = 4 for Bi2O(CrO4)(IO3)2, respectively. All compounds exhibit three-dimensional frameworks that are composed of [Bi4O2]8+ clusters, [IO3]- and [XO4]2- (X = S, Se, Cr) groups. Bi atoms occur in two different coordination types, showing the stereochemical influence of the Bi3+ lone electron pair. Title compounds were characterized by infrared spectra, solid state UV-vis-NIR diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis.

  16. Investigations of electron attachment to the perfluorocarbon molecules c-C4F8, 2-C4F8, 1,3 C4F6, and c-C5F8

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    Feil, Stefan; Märk, Tilmann D.; Mauracher, Andreas; Scheier, Paul; Mayhew, Chris A.

    2008-11-01

    Non-dissociative and dissociative electron attachment to a series of gas-phase perfluorocarbons (PFCs), namely octafluorocyclobutane, c-C4F8, octafluorobut-2-ene (perfluoro-2-butene), 2-C4F8, hexafluorobuta-1,3-diene (1,3 perfluorobutadiene), 1,3 C4F6, and octafluorocyclopentene (perfluorocyclopentene), c-C5F8, of importance to technological plasmas, have been investigated using two different, but complimentary, instruments available in Innsbruck over the electron energy range 0-20 eV. Anion yields as a function of electron energy have been recorded, with the positions and intensities of the electron attachment resonances being determined. One of these instruments is a double focusing sector field mass spectrometer (VG-ZAB-2SEQ), which has been used for measurements requiring high sensitivity and for obtaining accurate relative anion yields. It has also been used to determine the electron detachment lifetimes of the parent anions under various accelerating voltages, and these results are also presented. The second instrument (CELIA) is a trochoidal electron monochromator coupled to a quadrupole mass filter with a pulse counting system for detecting product anionic species. This provides a much higher energy resolution than the VG-ZAB, which makes it a better instrument to investigate narrow energy resonances close to 0 eV. The results of anion yields, peak positions and the relative intensities presented in this paper are compared with previous data of electron attachment to the above PFCs, including investigations by Professor Eugen Illenberger.

  17. Crystal structure of 2-amino-7,7-dimethyl-5-oxo-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4 H-chromene-3-carbonitrile hemihydrate

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    Sharma, N.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, R.; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-12-01

    The title compound, 2-amino-7,7-dimethyl-5-oxo-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4 Hchromene-3-carbonitrile was synthesized by multicomponent reaction at room temperature using commercially available urea as inexpensive and environmentally benign organo-catalyst. Its structure was determined by X-ray structure analysis. The crystals are monoclinic, sp. gr. C2/ c, a = 22.010(6), b = 11.0364(10), c = 17.147(4) Å, β = 130.37(4)°, Z = 8, R = 0.0433 for 2377 observed reflections.

  18. CaLa2S4 - Ceramic window material for the 8 to 14 micron region

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    White, W. B.; Chess, D.; Chess, C. A.; Biggers, J. V.

    1982-10-01

    CaLa2S4 is a member of the family of ternary sulfides. It has the cubic Th3P4 structure, space group I43d, with both cations on equivalent 8-coordinated sites. Powders prepared by firing oxides and carbonates in flowing H2S can be processed by a combination of hot-pressing and hot-isostatic pressing into sulfide ceramics with good infrared transmission. The vibrational absorption edge is at 17 micron. The materials are resistant to attack by water. The microhardness of the nearly 100% dense ceramics is 600 kg/sq mm. Optical transmission of 55% (including reflection losses) at 14 micron has been achieved, but optical quality is extremely sensitive to processing conditions. Absorption and scattering are produced by residual pores, by second phase impurities on grain boundaries, by oxidation products such as sulfate and thiosulfate, and electronic defects arising from non-stoichiometry.

  19. Group 2 metal salts of pyromellitic acid: [Mg(H2O)6](C10H4O8) and [Ba(C10H4O8)(H2O)5].

    PubMed

    Dale, Sophie H; Elsegood, Mark R J; Kainth, Sarita

    2003-12-01

    Structural determinations of the magnesium(II) and barium(II) salts of pyromellitic acid (benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylic acid) are presented. Hexaaquamagnesium(II) benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylate(2-), [Mg(H(2)O)(6)](C(10)H(4)O(8)), (I), and pentaaqua[benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylato(2-)]barium(II), [Ba(C(10)H(4)O(8))(H(2)O)(5)], (II), are both centrosymmetric and both possess a 1:1 metal-ligand ratio, but the two structures are found to differ in that the magnesium salt contains a hexaaqua cation and possesses only hydrogen-bonding interactions between cations and anions, while the barium salt exhibits coordination of the carboxylate ligand to the nine-coordinate metal centre. In (I), both ions sit on a 2/m site symmetry, and in (II), the cation and anion are located on m and i site symmetries, respectively.

  20. Chiral Recognition in Molecular and Macromolecular Pairs of(S)- and (R)- 1-Cyano-2-Methylpropyl 4’((4-(8-Vinyloxyoctyloxy)Benzoyl) Biphenyl-4-Carboxylate Enantiomers

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1994-06-30

    2ArH, o to - COOH ), 7.60 (d, J=8.oHz. -kArll. m to - COOH and m to -OCOO-), 7.33 (d, J=8.7Hz, 2ArH, o to -OCOO-), 3.89 ýS )- i-lBnzyloxycarhonyl-2...1H, -COOCH( COOH )-), 3.94 (s. 3t . (1 I CH -. 2.4-4 m. 111. -ClhC’i; r2. 1.17-1-13 (2d, J=5.8Hz, 6H, -CH(CH 3)2). iS - i-(" Cano-2- 1eth,, Ipropil 4...protecting group of (S)-6 and (R)-6 was removed by hydrogenolysis to produce (S)-7 and (R)-7, respectively. Afterwards, the - COOH group of (S)-7 and (R

  1. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in the Mixture 1,1-Difluoroethane C2H4F2 + C4H8 2-Methylpropene (EVLM1131, LB5730_E)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume A 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes I' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in the Mixture 1,1-Difluoroethane C2H4F2 + C4H8 2-Methylpropene (EVLM1131, LB5730_E)' providing data from direct measurement of pressure and mole fraction in vapor phase at variable mole fraction in liquid phase and constant temperature.

  2. Flux Line Dynamics in YBa2Cu4O8 From 89Y NMR

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    Tabak, F.; Corti, M.; Rigamonti, A.

    1997-01-01

    89Y NMR linewidth D n and spin lattice relaxation rate T1-1 measurements have been performed in high Tc superconductor YBa2Cu4O8 (Tc=81K) for both H0 Vert c and H0 perp c at H0= 9.4 T and H0= 5.9 T. T1-1 shows an anomalous enhancement with a maximum above the irreversibility line Tirr. The maximum shifts to higher temperature for lower magnetic field similar to the behaviour of Tirr(H), indicating that the thermal motion of flux lines is the cause of the anomalous enhancement together with the extra narrowing of 89Y NMR line for Tto Tc.

  3. 7-[4-(5,7-Dimethyl-1,8-naphthyridin-2-yl­oxy)phen­oxy]-2,4-dimethyl-1,8-naphthyridine methanol disolvate

    PubMed Central

    Jin, Shou-Wen; Wang, Da-Qi; Chen, Yun

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, C26H22N4O2·2CH3OH, was synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR spectroscopy and X-ray structure analysis. There is one half-mol­ecule in the asymmetric unit with a centre of symmetry located at the centre of the benzene ring. The two bridged naphthyridine ring systems are in an anti­parallel orientation. In the crystal structure, O—H⋯N, C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N inter­actions define the packing. PMID:21200814

  4. Quantum Oscillations in the Underdoped Cuprate YBa2Cu4O8

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    Yelland, Edward; Singleton, John; Mielke, Chuck; Harrison, Neil; Balakirev, Fedor; Dabrowski, Bogdan; Matusiak, Marcin; Cooper, John

    2008-03-01

    The quantum oscillations (QOs) seen in the underdoped cuprate superconductor YBa2Cu4O8 (Y124) in magnetic fields up to B=85T [1] are strong evidence for a well-defined Fermi surface (FS) in Y124 at low temperature T and high B. The QO frequency F=660±15T, implies a FS pocket with 2.4% of the full Brillouin zone (BZ) area. Taken with earlier work [2], our data suggest FS pockets are generic to underdoped CuO2 planes and give the first hint of doping dependence of the FS. We discuss the carrier concentration implied by the QOs within various models. Comparison of the T-linear specific heat γ (from QO quasiparticle mass m*) to γ estimated from zero-field specific heat measurements constrains the number of FS pockets present in the BZ and supports a reduced BZ due e.g. to a charge/spin density wave or ordered orbital currents. [1] E. A. Yelland et al, arXiv:0707.0057. [2] N. Doiron-Leyraud et al, Nature 446, 565 (2007)

  5. Phenol oxidation through its adduct formation with chromium complex of 1,4,8,11-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane: A theoretical study

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    Narayanan, Jayanthi; Guadalupe, Hernández J.; Thangarasu, Pandiyan

    2017-04-01

    Structural and electronic properties of [cis-[Cr(tmpcH)X2]n+ (n = 2 or 4; X = OH-, Cl-, Br- and H2O; tmpcH = 1,4,8,11-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane were analyzed by DFT and TD-DFT methods. The local reactivity active site of the ligand was determined by the condensed-to atom Fukui indexes (CAFI) f(r). In the study, the axial bond distance with metal ion undergoes a considerable change from shorter to longer as OH < Cl- < Br- < H2O, agreeing with the molecular orbital analysis where the dz2 energy is lowered for OH- compared to H2O at the axial position. After analyzing the geometrical data collected from literature for the complexes of Cr(II), Mn(II), Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn (II) with tmpcH, it was found that the bond distance decreases with increasing number of d-electrons in the 3d orbital, suggesting that the over-lapping of oribital (π) from Npy with the metal d-orbital is more effective than those from Ncyclam with metal d-orbital. Therefore, the change of different oxidation states for [cis-[Cr(tmpcH)X2]n+ influences significantly the geometrical and electronic parameters. For cis-[Cr(tmpcH)Cl2]2+ the calculated bands are red shifted except for the lower energy band (595 nm) which agrees qualitatively with the experimental one; in addition, the effect of solvent on the electronic transition was analyzed. Furthermore, we collected the electronic data for several chromium complexes from the literature, and compared with our results by plotting the data against number of chromium compounds. Finally, the phenol oxidation properties of the chromium complexes were studied, and phenol forms an adduct with [Cr(tmpcH)Cl]3+ to yield [Cr(tmpcH)Cl-OPh]2+ which could produce the phenol radical, which is enhanced by the presence of -OCH3 group at para- position in the phenolic ring.

  6. Quantum Oscillations in the Underdoped Cuprate YBa2Cu4O8

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    Yelland, E. A.; Singleton, J.; Mielke, C. H.; Harrison, N.; Balakirev, F. F.; Dabrowski, B.; Cooper, J. R.

    2008-02-01

    We report the observation of quantum oscillations in the underdoped cuprate superconductor YBa2Cu4O8 using a tunnel-diode oscillator technique in pulsed magnetic fields up to 85 T. There is a clear signal, periodic in inverse field, with frequency 660±15T and possible evidence for the presence of two components of slightly different frequency. The quasiparticle mass is m*=3.0±0.3me. In conjunction with the results of Doiron-Leyraud et al. for YBa2Cu3O6.5, the present measurements suggest that Fermi surface pockets are a general feature of underdoped copper oxide planes and provide information about the doping dependence of the Fermi surface.

  7. Stacked charge stripes in the quasi-2D trilayer nickelate La4Ni3O8

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    Zhang, Junjie; Chen, Yu-Sheng; Phelan, D.; Zheng, Hong; Norman, M. R.; Mitchell, J. F.

    2016-08-01

    The quasi-2D nickelate La4Ni3O8 (La-438), consisting of trilayer networks of square planar Ni ions, is a member of the so-called T' family, which is derived from the Ruddlesden-Popper (R-P) parent compound La4Ni3O10-x by removing two oxygen atoms and rearranging the rock salt layers to fluorite-type layers. Although previous studies on polycrystalline samples have identified a 105-K phase transition with a pronounced electronic and magnetic response but weak lattice character, no consensus on the origin of this transition has been reached. Here, we show using synchrotron X-ray diffraction on high-pO2 floating zone-grown single crystals that this transition is associated with a real space ordering of charge into a quasi-2D charge stripe ground state. The charge stripe superlattice propagation vector, q = (2/3, 0, 1), corresponds with that found in the related 1/3-hole doped single-layer R-P nickelate, La5/3Sr1/3NiO4 (LSNO-1/3; Ni2.33+), with orientation at 45° to the Ni-O bonds. The charge stripes in La-438 are weakly correlated along c to form a staggered ABAB stacking that reduces the Coulomb repulsion among the stripes. Surprisingly, however, we find that the charge stripes within each trilayer of La-438 are stacked in phase from one layer to the next, at odds with any simple Coulomb repulsion argument.

  8. Stacked charge stripes in the quasi-2D trilayer nickelate La4Ni3O8

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    Zhang, Junjie; Chen, Yu-Sheng; Phelan, D.; Zheng, Hong; Norman, M. R.; Mitchell, J. F.

    2016-01-01

    The quasi-2D nickelate La4Ni3O8 (La-438), consisting of trilayer networks of square planar Ni ions, is a member of the so-called T′ family, which is derived from the Ruddlesden–Popper (R-P) parent compound La4Ni3O10−x by removing two oxygen atoms and rearranging the rock salt layers to fluorite-type layers. Although previous studies on polycrystalline samples have identified a 105-K phase transition with a pronounced electronic and magnetic response but weak lattice character, no consensus on the origin of this transition has been reached. Here, we show using synchrotron X-ray diffraction on high-pO2 floating zone-grown single crystals that this transition is associated with a real space ordering of charge into a quasi-2D charge stripe ground state. The charge stripe superlattice propagation vector, q = (2/3, 0, 1), corresponds with that found in the related 1/3-hole doped single-layer R-P nickelate, La5/3Sr1/3NiO4 (LSNO-1/3; Ni2.33+), with orientation at 45° to the Ni-O bonds. The charge stripes in La-438 are weakly correlated along c to form a staggered ABAB stacking that reduces the Coulomb repulsion among the stripes. Surprisingly, however, we find that the charge stripes within each trilayer of La-438 are stacked in phase from one layer to the next, at odds with any simple Coulomb repulsion argument. PMID:27462109

  9. High temperature coarsening of Cr2Nb precipitates in Cu-8 Cr-4 Nb alloy

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    Anderson, Kenneth Reed

    1996-01-01

    A new high-temperature-strength, high-conductivity Cu-Cr-Nb alloy with a CrNb ratio of 2:1 was developed to achieve improved performance and durability. The Cu-8 Cr4 Nb alloy studied has demonstrated remarkable thermal and microstructural stability after long exposures at temperatures up to 0.98 T(sub m). This stability was mainly attributed to the slow coarsening kinetics of the Cr2Nb precipitates present in the alloy. At all temperatures, the microstructure consists of a bimodal and sometimes trimodal distribution of strengthening Cr2Nb precipitates, depending on precipitation condition, i.e. from liquid or solid solution, and cooling rates. These precipitates remain in the same size range, i.e. large precipitates of approximately I pm, and small precipitates less dm 300 nm, and effectively pin the grain boundaries thus retaining a fine grain size of 2.7 micro-m after 100 h at 1323 K. (A relatively small number of Cr-rich and Nb-rich particles were also present.) This grain boundary pinning and sluggish coarsening of Cr2Nb particles explain the retention of good mechanical properties after prolonged holding at very high temperatures, e.g., 75% of the original hardness after aging for 100 h at 1273 K. Application of LSW-based coarsening models indicated that the coarsening kinetics of the large precipitates are most likely governed by grain boundary diffsion and, to a lesser extent, volume diffusion mechanisms.

  10. Thermally stable compositions including 2,4,8,10-tetranitro-5H-pyrido[3',2':4,5][1,2,3]triazolo[1,2-a]benzotriazo- l-6-ium, inner salt

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    Hiskey, Michael A.; Huynh, My Hang

    2010-01-26

    An explosive formulation including 2,4,8,10-tetranitro-5H-pyrido[3',2':4,5][1,2,3]triazolo[1,2-a]benzotriazo- l-6-ium, inner salt and a high temperature binder is disclosed together with a process of preparing 2,4,8,10-tetranitro-5H-pyrido[3',2':4,5][1,2,3]triazolo[1,2-a]benzotriazo- l-6-ium, inner salt.

  11. Penta-cyclo-[9.3.1.1(2,6).1(4,8).1(9,13)]octa-deca-1(2),8(9)-diene.

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    Ioannou, Savvas; Moushi, Eleni

    2012-07-01

    The title compound, C(18)H(24), was the main product of thermolysis of noradamantene dimer (hepta-cyclo-[9.3.1.1(2,6).1(4,8).1(9,13).0(1,9).0(2,8)]octa-deca-ne). The crystal structure was determined to prove that the thermolysis product of noradamantene dimer is favored by stretch release due to ring opening of the four-membered ring. The bond length of the quaternary C atoms of the starting material was calculated as 1.6 Å, enlarged in comparison to other single bonds. After the rearrangement, the stretch release of the above carbons leads to an increase of the distance between them (2.824 Å) with respect to the crystallographic data.

  12. Revisiting the chemistry of the actinocenes [(η8-C8H8)2An] (An = U, Th) with neutral Lewis bases. Access to the bent sandwich complexes [(η8-C8H8)2An(L)] with thorium (L = py, 4,4'-bipy, tBuNC, R4phen).

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    Berthet, Jean-Claude; Thuéry, Pierre; Garin, Nicolas; Dognon, Jean-Pierre; Cantat, Thibault; Ephritikhine, Michel

    2013-07-10

    In stark contrast to uranocene, (Cot)2Th reacts with neutral mono- or bidentate Lewis bases to give the bent sandwich complexes (Cot)2Th(L) (L = py, 4,4'-bipy, tBuNC, phen, Me4phen). DFT calculations in the gas phase show that, for both U and Th, formation of the bent compound (Cot)2An(L) should be facile, the linear and bent forms being close in energy.

  13. CERES ERBE-like Instantaneous TOA Estimates (ES-8) in HDF (CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition2)

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    Wielicki, Bruce A. (Principal Investigator)

    The ES-8 archival data product contains a 24-hour, single-satellite, instantaneous view of scanner fluxes at the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) reduced from spacecraft altitude unfiltered radiances using Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) scanner Inversion algorithms and the ERBE shortwave (SW) and longwave (LW) Angular Distribution Models (ADMs). The ES-8 also includes the total (TOT), SW, LW, and window (WN) channel radiometric data; SW, LW, and WN unfiltered radiance values; and the ERBE scene identification for each measurement. These data are organized according to the CERES 3.3-second scan into 6.6-second records. As long as there is one valid scanner measurement within a record, the ES-8 record will be generated. The following CERES ES8 data sets are currently available: CER_ES8_TRMM-PFM_Edition1 CER_ES8_TRMM-PFM_Edition2 CER_ES8_TRMM-PFM_Transient-Ops2 CER_ES8_Terra-FM1_Edition1 CER_ES8_Terra-FM2_Edition1 CER_ES8_Terra-FM1_Edition2 CER_ES8_Terra-FM2_Edition2 CER_ES8_Aqua-FM3_Edition1 CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition1 CER_ES8_Aqua-FM3_Edition2 CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition2 CER_ES8_Aqua-FM3_Edition1-CV CER_ES8_Aqua-FM4_Edition1-CV CER_ES8_Terra-FM1_Edition1-CV CER_ES8_Terra-FM1_Edition1-CV. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1997-12-27; Stop_Date=2005-03-29] [Spatial_Coverage: Southernmost_Latitude=-90; Northernmost_Latitude=90; Westernmost_Longitude=-180; Easternmost_Longitude=180] [Data_Resolution: Temporal_Resolution=1 day; Temporal_Resolution_Range=Daily - < Weekly].

  14. Fate of 3-tert-Butyl-4-hydroxyanisole, 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8- hexamethylcyclopenta(g)-2-benzopyrane and chlorpyrifos in a Conventional Wastewater Treatement Plant

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    Thomas, S. M.; Bodour, A.; Inniss, E. C.; Murray, K. E.

    2007-12-01

    Emerging contaminants (ECs) are a major concern in the environment, particularly those found in waters. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) play a key role in reducing the concentrations in the environment because compounds may be transformed under either aerobic or anaerobic conditions or may sorb to wastewater sludges and therefore be removed from waters. If these ECs are not contained or treated then effluent discharged from the WWTP and to a receiving stream may contain hazardous levels of these contaminants. Reported here is a study of the fate of three emerging contaminants (ECs): 3-tert-Butyl-4-hydroxyanisole (BHA), 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethylcyclopenta(g)-2-benzopyrane (HHCB) and chlorpyrifos. Experiments were conducted on a laboratory scale by emulating conditions of a conventional WWTP in San Antonio, TX. The goal of the research was to determine general characteristics for both sorption (to wastewater sludges) and degradation. The sorption experiments were performed by exposing the sludge to a variety of initial concentration of ECs for 24 hours. After exposure these three ECs were extracted and analyzed using gas chromatography followed by flame ionization detector (GC/FID). Sorption experiments indicated that HHCB and chlorpyrifos are more hydrophobic than BHA and, therefore, would be mostly contained in the sludges. The degradation rates for these ECs were also considered for both aerobic and anaerobic conditions using different bench-scale reactor setups for 21 days. The differences between the reactor setups included volume of reactor, amount of sludge, mode of supply of nutrients and acclimatization of sludge to the ECs. One sludge was first acclimated to EC concentrations and then used in the experiment. The acclimated reactor had reaction rate constants approximately double that of the non-acclimated sludge reactor setups and followed first order reaction kinetics. Aerobic degradation occurred more readily for all three compounds

  15. Nevadaite, (Cu2+, Al, V3+)6 [Al8 (PO4)8 F8] (OH 2 (H2O)22, a new phosphate mineral species from the Gold Quarry mine, Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada: description and crystal structure

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    Cooper, M.A.; Hawthorne, F.C.; Roberts, Andrew C.; Foord, E.E.; Erd, Richard C.; Evans, H.T.; Jensen, M.C.

    2004-01-01

    Nevadaite, (Cu2+, ???, Al, V3+)6 (PO4)8 F8 (OH)2 (H2O)22, is a new supergene mineral species from the Gold Quarry mine, near Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada, U.S.A. Nevadaite forms radiating clusters to 1 mm of prismatic crystals, locally covering surfaces more that 2 cm across; individual crystals are elongate on [001] with a length:width ratio of > 10:1 and a maximum diameter of ???30 ??m. It also occurs as spherules and druses associated with colorless to purple-black fluellite, colorless wavellite, strengitevariscite, acicular maroon-to-red hewettite, and rare anatase, kazakhstanite, tinticite, leucophosphite, torbernite and tyuyamunite. Nevadaite is pale green to turquoise blue with a pale powder-blue streak and a vitreous luster; it does not fluoresce under ultra-violet light. It has no cleavage, a Mohs hardness of ???3, is brittle with a conchoidal fracture, and has measured and calculated densities of 2.54 and 2.55 g/cm3, respectively. Nevadaite is biaxial negative, with ?? 1.540, ?? 1.548, ?? 1.553, 2V(obs.) = 76??, 2V(calc.) = 76??, pleochroic with X pale greenish blue, Y very pale greenish blue, Z blue, and with absorption Z ??? X > Y and orientation X = c, Y = a, Z = b. Nevadaite is orthorhombic, space group P21mn, a 12.123(2), b 18.999(2), c 4.961(1) A?? , V 1142.8(2) A??3, Z = 1, a:b:c = 0.6391:1:0.2611. The strongest seven lines in the X-ray powder-diffraction pattern [d in A??(I)(hkl)] are: 6.077(10)(200), 5.618(9)(130), 9.535(8)(020), 2.983(6)(241), 3.430(4)(041), 2.661(4)(061 , and 1.844(4)(352). A chemical analysis with an electron microprobe gave P2O5 32.54, Al2O3 27.07, V2O3 4.24, Fe2O3 0.07, CuO 9.24, ZnO 0.11, F 9.22, H2O (calc.) 23.48, OH ??? F -3.88, sum 102.09 wt.%; the valence states of V and Fe, and the amount of H2O, were determined by crystal-structure analysis. The resulting empirical formula on the basis of 63.65 anions (including 21.65 H2O pfu) is (CU2+2.00 Zn0.02 V3+0.98 Fe3+0.01 Al1.15)??4.16 Al8 P7.90 O32 [F8.37 (OH 1.63]??10 (H2O

  16. Quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnetism in Fe[S2CNC4H8]2I

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    Lukin, J. A.; Friedberg, S. A.; DeFotis, G. C.; Chamberlain, R. V.

    1993-05-01

    Recent studies of the magnetic susceptibility of powdered Fe[S2CNC4H8]2I confirm that Fe(III) in this salt is in the unusual spin state S=3/2 and that the system behaves as a quasi-2D antiferromagnet. Analysis of the data indicates that the ‖±1/2≳ ground doublet is separated by Δ/k=18.7 K from an excited ‖±3/2≳ doublet. We have now measured the heat capacity of polycrystalline Fe[S2CNC4H8]2I between 0.5 and 80 K in a liquid 3He-cooled calorimeter. CP exhibits a λ-type peak at TN=2.18±0.01 K. The critical entropy, S(TN)=0.25R ln2, indicates that most of the spin order is of a short-range, low-dimensional nature. The contribution of lattice vibrations to CP was estimated using the method of Sorai and Seki [J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 32, 382 (1972)], which assumes a Schottky contribution from two doublets whose separation Δ was determined from the magnetic data. At the same time, the cooperative peak was reasonably represented by the results for the 2D S=1/2 XY model with Jxy/k=-2.18 K. In order to obtain a self-consistent fit of the lattice heat capacity, however, it was necessary to use a larger splitting (Δ/k=32 K) than that found from susceptibility data. This discrepancy between the doublet-doublet separations indicated by χ and CP measurements may suggest a possible temperature dependence of Δ.

  17. An unusual 2p-3d-4f heterometallic coordination polymer featuring Ln8Na and Cu8I clusters as nodes

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    Zhao, Mingjuan; Chen, Shimin; Huang, Yutian; Dan, Youmeng

    2017-01-01

    A new cluster-based three-dimensional 2p-3d-4f heterometallic framework {[Ho8Na(OH)6Cu16I2(CPT)24](NO3)9(H2O)6(CH3CN)18}n (1, HCPT = 4-(4-carboxyphenyl)-1,2,4 triazole) has been prepared under solvothermal condition by using a custom-designed bifunctional organic ligand. The single-crystal structure analysis reveals that this framework features novel Ln8Na and Cu8I clusters as nodes, these nodes are further connected by the CPT ligands to give rise to a (6,14)-connected network. The magnetic property of this framework has also been investigated.

  18. Synthesis and Characterization of New Insensitive High Energy Polynitramine Compound, 2,4,8,10-Tetranitro-2,4,8,10-Tetraazaspiro(5.5)Undecane (TNSU).

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    1982-03-01

    Corporation, Kingsport , TN ( Plant Manager) 2 Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD Freeman K. Hill (1) I Johns Hopkins University... Tennessee . TETRAKIS(AMINOMETHYL)METHANE The tetrabenzenesulfonyl derivative of pentaerythritol was prepared from pentaerythritol, benzenesulfonvl chloride...Test Center, Point Mugu (Code 2145) I Seal Team 2 1 Underwater Demolition Team 21 I Naval Intelligence Support Center Liaison Officer (LNN) *1 3 Army

  19. Synergistic effect of 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on hepatic porphyrin levels in the rat.

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    van Birgelen, A P; Fase, K M; van der Kolk, J; Poiger, H; Brouwer, A; Seinen, W; van den Berg, M

    1996-01-01

    We studied the effect of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on hepatic porphyrin accumulation in female Sprague-Dawley rats by feeding them diets containing 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 153), 2,3,3',4,4',5-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 156), 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126), or combinations of the single PCB congeners with TCDD for 13 weeks. A dose-dependent increase in hepatic porphyrin accumulation occurred after TCDD, PCB 126, or PCB 156 administration, reaching maximal levels of about twice control values. The lowest dose levels for which a significant increase in hepatic porphyrin accumulation was found were 0.7 microgram TCDD/kg diet, 50 micrograms PCB 126/kg diet, or 6 mg PCB 156/kg diet. These doses are equivalent to 47 ng TCDD/kg/day, 3.2 micrograms PCB 126/kg/day, and 365 micrograms PCB 156/kg/day. Relative potencies for hepatic porphyrin accumulation, using TCDD as a reference, ranged from 0.015 to 0.06 for PCB 126 and from 0.0001 to 0.0003 for PCB 156. CYP1A2 activities significantly correlated with hepatic porphyrin levels, with coefficients of 0.629, 0.483, or 0.808 for TCDD, PCB 126, or PCB 156, respectively. Administration of PCB 153 alone did not result in hepatic porphyrin accumulation. Co-administration of PCB 153 and TCDD revealed a strong synergistic effect on porphyrin accumulation (about 800 times control levels). This synergistic effect was significant in rats fed diets containing any combination of PCB 153 with TCDD. Uroporphyrin III and heptacarboxylic porphyrin were accumulated in porphyrinogenic livers. These results suggest that TCDD induction of CYP1A2 may be involved, leading to oxidation of uroporphyrinogen III to uroporphyrin III, in combination with an increase in delta-aminolevulinic acid synthetase induced by PCB 153. Under porphyrinogenic conditions, an inhibitor of CYP1A2 activity may also be formed. The interactive effects on porphyrin accumulation after co

  20. Electromagnetic Transition from the 4+ to 2+ Resonance in Be8 Measured via the Radiative Capture in He4+He4

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    Datar, V. M.; Chakrabarty, D. R.; Kumar, Suresh; Nanal, V.; Pastore, S.; Wiringa, R. B.; Behera, S. P.; Chatterjee, A.; Jenkins, D.; Lister, C. J.; Mirgule, E. T.; Mitra, A.; Pillay, R. G.; Ramachandran, K.; Roberts, O. J.; Rout, P. C.; Shrivastava, A.; Sugathan, P.

    2013-08-01

    An earlier measurement on the 4+ to 2+ radiative transition in Be8 provided the first electromagnetic signature of its dumbbell-like shape. However, the large uncertainty in the measured cross section does not allow a stringent test of nuclear structure models. This Letter reports a more elaborate and precise measurement for this transition, via the radiative capture in the He4+He4 reaction, improving the accuracy by about a factor of 3. Ab initio calculations of the radiative transition strength with improved three-nucleon forces are also presented. The experimental results are compared with the predictions of the alpha cluster model and ab initio calculations.

  1. Structural, electronic properties of microscale (NH4)2V3O8 fabricated using a novel preparation method

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    Zakharova, G. S.; Enyashin, A. N.; Podval'naya, N. V.; Zhuravlev, N. A.; Kuznetsov, M. V.; Gorodetsky, R. S.; Liu, Y.; Zhu, Q.

    2017-02-01

    A new method has been developed for the synthesis of diammonium trivanadate (NH4)2V3O8. Single crystals of (NH4)2V3O8 were synthesized on a large scale by a soft base hydrolysis of NH4VO3 in NH4OH solution in the presence of VOSO4·3H2O. The effects of vanadium(V) concentration, pH value on the product morphology and phase composition were investigated. The formation mechanism of (NH4)2V3O8 was suggested. The samples were characterized using combination of techniques including X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption/desorption isotherms, and thermal analysis. Electronic structure, chemical bonding and adsorption properties of the bulk compound and (001) surface were analyzed by means of DFT calculations.

  2. Rietveld refinement of whitlockite-related K0.8Ca9.8Fe0.2(PO4)7

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    Zatovsky, Igor V.; Ogorodnyk, Ivan V.; Strutynska, Nataliya Yu.; Slobodyanik, Nikolay S.; Sharkina, Nataliya O.

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, K0.8Ca9.8Fe0.2(PO4)7 (potassium deca­calcium iron hepta­phosphate), belongs to the whitlockite family. The structure is built up from several types of metal–oxygen polyhedra: two [CaO8], one [CaO7] and one [(Ca/Fe)O6] polyhedron with a mixed Ca/Fe occupancy in a 0.8:0.2 ratio, as well as three tetra­hedral [PO4] units. Of the 18 sites in the asymmetric unit, the site with the mixed Ca/Fe occupation, the K site, one P and one O site are on special positions 6a with 3 symmetry, whereas all other sites are on general positions 18b. The linkage of metal–oxygen polyhedra and [PO4] tetra­hedra via edges and corners results in formation of a three-dimensional framework with composition [Ca9.8Fe0.2(PO4)7]0.8−. The remaining K atoms (site-occupation factor = 0.8) are located in large closed cavities and are nine-coordinated by oxygen. PMID:21578988

  3. Yegorovite, Na4[Si4O8(OH)4]·7H2O, a new mineral from the Lovozero alkaline pluton, Kola Peninsula

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    Pekov, I. V.; Zubkova, N. V.; Chukanov, N. V.; Zadov, A. E.; Grishin, V. G.; Pushcharovsky, D. Yu.

    2010-12-01

    A new mineral, yegorovite, has been identified in the late hydrothermal, low-temperature assemblage of the Palitra hyperalkaline pegmatite at Mt. Kedykverpakhk, Lovozero alkaline pluton, Kola Peninsula, Russia. The mineral is intimately associated with revdite and megacyclite, earlier natrosilite, microcline, and villiaumite. Yegorovite occurs as coarse, usually split prismatic (up to 0.05 × 0.15 × 1 mm) or lamellar (up to 0.05 × 0.7 × 0.8 mm) crystals. Polysynthetic twins and parallel intergrowths are typical. Mineral individuals are combined in bunches or chaotic groups (up to 2 mm); radial-lamellar clusters are less frequent. Yegorovite is colorless, transparent with vitreous luster. Cleavage is perfect parallel to (010) and (001). Fracture is splintery; crystals are readily split into acicular fragments. The Mohs hardness is ˜2. Density is 1.90(2) g/cm3 (meas) and 1.92 g/cm3 (calc). Yegorovite is biaxial (-), with α = 1.474(2), β = 1.479(2), and γ = 1.482(2), 2 V meas > 70°, 2 V calc = 75°. The optical orientation is X ∧ a ˜ 15°, Y = c, Z = b. The IR spectrum is given. The chemical composition determined using an electron microprobe (H2O determined from total deficiency) is (wt %): 23.28 Na2O, 45.45 SiO2, 31.27 H2Ocalc; the total is 100.00. The empirical formula is Na3.98Si4.01O8.02(OH)3.98 · 7.205H2O. The idealized formula is Na4[Si4O8(OH)4] · 7H2O. Yegorovite is monoclinic, space group P21/ c. The unit-cell dimensions are a = 9.874, b= 12.398, c = 14.897 Å, β = 104.68°, V = 1764.3 Å3, Z = 4. The strongest reflections in the X-ray powder pattern ( d, Å ( I, %)([ hkl]) are 7.21(70)[002], 6.21(72)[012, 020], 4.696(44)[022], 4.003(49)[211], 3.734(46)[ bar 2 13], 3.116(100)[024, 040], 2.463(38)[ bar 4 02, bar 2 43]. The crystal structure was studied by single-crystal method, R hkl = 0.0745. Yegorovite is a representative of a new structural type. Its structure consists of single chains of Si tetrahedrons [Si4O8(OH)4]∞ and sixfold polyhedrons

  4. New metastable hybrid phase, Zn 2(OH) 2(C 8H 4O 4), exhibiting unique oxo-penta-coordinated Zn(II) atoms

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    Carton, Anne; Mesbah, Adel; Aranda, Lionel; Rabu, Pierre; François, Michel

    2009-04-01

    The metastable phase ( phase 1) Zn(OH) 2(tp) 2 (tp = C 8H 4O 42-) was found to be an intermediate forming during the hydrothermal synthesis of Zn 3(OH) 4tp ( phase 2). Its structure has been determined ab initio from synchrotron powder diffraction data and refined with the Rietveld method: space group P2 1/ c, a = 3.48856(2) Å, b = 5.84645(2) Å, c = 22.1331(1) Å, β = 103.46(1)°, Dx = 2.488 g/cm 3, Rp = 0.10, RB = 0.095 (402 independent reflections). The structures of the two analogues were compared. Whereas a mixed coordination of the zinc atoms was found in phase 2, phase 1 exhibits only penta-coordinated Zn(II). Moreover, different optical properties were observed, Zn 2(OH) 2(tp) showing photoluminescence at 378 nm under λex = 316 nm.

  5. A vibrational spectroscopic study of the phosphate mineral whiteite CaMn(++)Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O).

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    Frost, Ray L; Scholz, Ricardo; López, Andrés; Xi, Yunfei

    2014-04-24

    Vibrational spectroscopy enables subtle details of the molecular structure of whiteite to be determined. Single crystals of a pure phase from a Brazilian pegmatite were used. The infrared and Raman spectroscopy were applied to compare the molecular structure of whiteite with that of other phosphate minerals. The Raman spectrum of whiteite shows an intense band at 972 cm(-1) assigned to the ν1PO4(3-) symmetric stretching vibrations. The low intensity Raman bands at 1076 and 1173 cm(-1) are assigned to the ν3PO4(3-) antisymmetric stretching modes. The Raman bands at 1266, 1334 and 1368 cm(-1) are assigned to AlOH deformation modes. The infrared band at 967 cm(-1) is ascribed to the PO4(3-)ν1 symmetric stretching vibrational mode. The infrared bands at 1024, 1072, 1089 and 1126 cm(-1) are attributed to the PO4(3-)ν3 antisymmetric stretching vibrations. Raman bands at 553, 571 and 586 cm(-1) are assigned to the ν4 out of plane bending modes of the PO4(3-) unit. Raman bands at 432, 457, 479 and 500 cm(-1) are attributed to the ν2 PO4 and H2PO4 bending modes. In the 2600 to 3800 cm(-1) spectral range, Raman bands for whiteite are found 3426, 3496 and 3552 cm(-1) are assigned to AlOH stretching vibrations. Broad infrared bands are also found at 3186 cm(-1). Raman bands at 2939 and 3220 cm(-1) are assigned to water stretching vibrations. Raman spectroscopy complimented with infrared spectroscopy has enabled aspects of the structure of whiteite to be ascertained and compared with that of other phosphate minerals.

  6. Ion effects on CF2 surface interactions during C3F8 and C4F8 plasma processing of Si

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    Martin, Ina T.; Fisher, Ellen R.

    2004-09-01

    Surface interactions of difluorocarbene (CF2) molecules were investigated using our LIF based imaging of radicals interacting with surfaces (IRIS) apparatus. LIF data of CF2 in C3F8 and C4F8 plasma molecular beams reveal that the relative densities of CF2 increase with increasing rf power and source pressure in both plasma systems. The surface reactivity of CF2 molecules during C3F8 and C4F8 plasma processing of room temperature Si substrates was also measured over a broad rf power range and at different pressures. A scatter coefficient (S) greater than one was measured for all unperturbed systems, indicating that CF2 molecules are produced at the substrate surface during film deposition. The same systems were also studied under ion-limited conditions, yielding S~1, clear indication that ions are partially responsible for CF2 surface production. Plasma ions were identified using plasma-ion mass spectrometry. These data indicate that higher levels of CxFy+ (x>1) are produced in the C4F8 plasmas. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analyses of treated substrates showed that amorphous fluorocarbon films were deposited during plasma processing of the substrates. A positive correlation was found between S(CF2) and film composition of FC materials deposited in both the IRIS apparatus and independent reactors.

  7. Studies on magnetic properties of unique molecular magnet {[FeII(pyrazole)4]2[NbIV(CN)8]•4H2O}n

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    Konieczny, P.; Pełka, R.; Zieliński, P. M.; Wasiutyński, T.; Pinkowicz, D.; Sieklucka, B.

    2013-01-01

    In this paper magnetic properties of hybrid inorganic-organic compound {[FeII(pyrazole)4]2[NbIV(CN)8]•4H2O}n are presented. This is a three dimensional molecular magnet with well localized magnetic moments, which make it a suitable candidate for testing magnetic models. In order to characterize the magnetic properties of the above compound we performed the AC/DC magnetometry in the range 0-5 T. The special attention was paid to the phase transition at 7.9 K. The study in magnetic field supports magnetic ordering below 7.9 K.

  8. Id3 Controls Cell Death of 2B4+ Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cells in Chronic Viral Infection.

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    Menner, Alexandra J; Rauch, Katharina S; Aichele, Peter; Pircher, Hanspeter; Schachtrup, Christian; Schachtrup, Kristina

    2015-09-01

    Sustained Ag persistence in chronic infection results in a deregulated CD8(+) T cell response that is characterized by T cell exhaustion and cell death of Ag-specific CD8(+) T cells. Yet, the underlying transcriptional mechanisms regulating CD8(+) T cell exhaustion and cell death are poorly defined. Using the experimental mouse model of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection, we demonstrate that the transcriptional regulator Id3 controls cell death of virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in chronic infection. By comparing acute and chronic infection, we showed that Id3 (-) virus-specific CD8(+) T cells were less abundant, whereas the absolute numbers of Id3 (+) virus-specific CD8(+) T cells were equal in chronic and acute infection. Phenotypically, Id3 (-) and Id3 (+) cells most prominently differed with regard to expression of the surface receptor 2B4; although Id3 (-) cells were 2B4(+), almost all Id3 (+) cells lacked expression of 2B4. Lineage-tracing experiments showed that cells initially expressing Id3 differentiated into Id3 (-)2B4(+) cells; in turn, these cells were terminally differentiated and highly susceptible to cell death under conditions of persisting Ag. Enforced Id3 expression specifically increased the persistence of 2B4(+) virus-specific CD8(+) T cells by decreasing susceptibility to Fas/Fas ligand-mediated cell death. Thus, our findings reveal that the transcriptional regulator Id3 promotes the survival of virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in chronic infection and suggest that targeting Id3 might be beneficial for preventing cell death of CD8(+) T cells in chronic infection or for promoting cell death of uncontrolled, hyperactive CD8(+) T cells to prevent immunopathology.

  9. Summaries of the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, March 4-8, 1996. Volume 2; AIRSAR Workshop

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    Kim, Yunjin (Editor)

    1996-01-01

    This publication contains the summaries for the Sixth Annual JPL Airborne Earth Science Workshop, held in Pasadena, California, on March 4-8, 1996. The main workshop is divided into two smaller workshops as follows: The Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) workshop, on March 4-6. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 1. The Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) workshop, on March 6-8. The summaries for this workshop appear in Volume 2.

  10. Umbra Ver. 4.8

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    Oppel, III, Fred; Hart, Brian; Hart, Derek; Linebarger, John; Rigdon, J. Brian; Wolfenbarger, Paul; Xavier, Patrick; & Gottlieb, Eric

    2010-02-24

    Umbra is a software package that has been in development at Sandia National Laboratories since 1995, under the name Umbra since 1997. Umbra is a software framework written in C++ and Tcl/Tk that has been applied to many operations, primarily dealing with robotics and simulation. Umbra executables are C++ libraries orchestrated with Tcl/Tk scripts. Two major feature upgrades occurred from 4.7 to 4.8 1. System Umbra Module with its own Update Graph within the C++ framework. 2. New terrain graph for fast line-of-sight calculations All else were minor updates such as later versions of Visual Studio, OpenSceneGraph and Boost.

  11. 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydro-8-hydroxyquinoline-promoted copper-catalyzed coupling of nitrogen nucleophiles and aryl bromides.

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    Wang, Huifeng; Li, Yaming; Sun, Fangfang; Feng, Yang; Jin, Kun; Wang, Xiuna

    2008-11-07

    Based on the dramatic accelerating effect of 2-aminophenol, three ligands derived from 2-aminophenol were developed. Copper-catalyzed coupling reaction of nitrogen-containing nucleophiles with aryl bromides was efficiently carried out under mild conditions using 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-8-hydroxyquinoline as a novel, simple, and versatile ligand.

  12. Synthesis and characterization of (H2dab)2Cu8Ge4S14·2H2O: An expanded framework based on icosahedral Cu8S12 cluster

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    Zhang, Ren-Chun; Zhang, Chi; Ji, Shou-Hua; Ji, Min; An, Yong-Lin

    2012-02-01

    A new three-dimensional framework copper-thiogermanate, (H2dab)2Cu8Ge4S14·2H2O (1), was prepared under solvothermal condition and characterized by elemental analysis, single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Compound 1 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/c, a=11.444(4) Å, b=12.984(4) Å, c=12.455(6) Å, β=91.527(1)°, V=1850.2(3) Å3, Z=2. It contains a new three-dimensional Cu-Ge-S framework constructed from icosahedral [Cu8S12]16- clusters linked by [GeS4]4- and dimeric [Ge2S6]4- units, with diprotonated 1,4-dab (1,4-diaminobutane) and H2O molecules located in the intersecting channels. UV-vis reflectance spectroscopy reveals the band gap of compound 1 is 2.5 eV.

  13. The organotin-induced thymus atrophy, characterized by depletion of CD4+ CD8+ thymocytes, is preceded by a reduction of the immature CD4- CD8+ TcR alpha beta-/low CD2high thymoblast subset.

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    Pieters, R H; Bol, M; Lam, B W; Seinen, W; Penninks, A H

    1992-01-01

    Thymic changes in the rat induced by the thymus atrophy-inducing organotin compound di-n-butyltin dichloride (DBTC) were examined using FACS analyses. The number of CD4+CD8+ thymocytes was reduced by DBTC treatment from Day 2 onwards and reached minimum level on Days 4 and 5 after dosing. On these days the CD4-CD8- and both the CD4-CD8+ and CD4+CD8- subsets were not affected. On Day 2 we observed a reduced proportion of transferrin receptor (CD71)-positive CD4-OX44- cells, representing the cycling immature CD4-CD8+ cells, and of CD71+OX44- cells, representing the cycling CD4+CD8+ cells, but not of CD71+CD4-CD8- cells. When compared to controls, the FSChigh cell population of DBTC-treated rats contained less CD4-OX44- and OX44- cells, which were further characterized as CD2high and T-cell receptor (TcR)alpha beta- low. Moreover, fewer TcR alpha beta high cells were detected in the OX44- thymoblast subset of DBTC-treated rats. The number of CD4-CD8- thymoblasts appeared marginally decreased while the numbers of CD4+OX44+ cells, representing mature CD4+ cells, were not affected. These data indicate that DBTC causes a preferential initial depletion of immature CD4-CD8+CD2high TcR alpha beta-low thymoblasts. This initial event may result in a decreased formation of CD4+CD8+ thymoblasts and of small CD4+CD8+ thymocytes. These characteristics of the initially depleted subset indicate a specific anti-proliferative effect of DBTC and may give clues for the mechanism involved in the induction of thymus atrophy. PMID:1353062

  14. Epigenetic regulation of cyclooxygenase-2 by methylation of c8orf4 in pulmonary fibrosis

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    Evans, Iona C.; Barnes, Josephine L.; Garner, Ian M.; Pearce, David R.; Maher, Toby M.; Shiwen, Xu; Renzoni, Elisabetta A.; Wells, Athol U.; Denton, Christopher P.; Laurent, Geoffrey J.; Abraham, David J.

    2016-01-01

    Fibroblasts derived from the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and systemic sclerosis (SSc) produce low levels of prostaglandin (PG) E2, due to a limited capacity to up-regulate cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). This deficiency contributes functionally to the fibroproliferative state, however the mechanisms responsible are incompletely understood. In the present study, we examined whether the reduced level of COX-2 mRNA expression observed in fibrotic lung fibroblasts is regulated epigenetically. The DNA methylation inhibitor, 5-aza-2′-deoxycytidine (5AZA) restored COX-2 mRNA expression by fibrotic lung fibroblasts dose dependently. Functionally, this resulted in normalization of fibroblast phenotype in terms of PGE2 production, collagen mRNA expression and sensitivity to apoptosis. COX-2 methylation assessed by bisulfite sequencing and methylation microarrays was not different in fibrotic fibroblasts compared with controls. However, further analysis of the methylation array data identified a transcriptional regulator, chromosome 8 open reading frame 4 (thyroid cancer protein 1, TC-1) (c8orf4), which is hypermethylated and down-regulated in fibrotic fibroblasts compared with controls. siRNA knockdown of c8orf4 in control fibroblasts down-regulated COX-2 and PGE2 production generating a phenotype similar to that observed in fibrotic lung fibroblasts. Chromatin immunoprecipitation demonstrated that c8orf4 regulates COX-2 expression in lung fibroblasts through binding of the proximal promoter. We conclude that the decreased capacity of fibrotic lung fibroblasts to up-regulate COX-2 expression and COX-2-derived PGE2 synthesis is due to an indirect epigenetic mechanism involving hypermethylation of the transcriptional regulator, c8orf4. PMID:26744410

  15. Normal Atmospheric Preparation of YBa2Cu4O8 Superconductor from Nitrate Solution by Freeze-Drying Method

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    Takahashi, Katsumasa; Ito, Toshimichi; Yoshikawa, Hiroaki; Hiraki, Akio

    1993-09-01

    A homogeneous superconducting material of YBa2Cu4O8 has been successfully prepared under normal O2 pressures from nitrate solution by means of a freeze-drying method without any catalyst. Thermal decomposition of freeze-dried powders and subsequent sintering under 1-atm oxygen ambient resulted in the YBa2Cu4O8 superconductor. Among the experimental parameters, temperatures during the decomposition and sintering have been studied in detail. X-ray diffraction analysis and dc-susceptibility measurements revealed the optimum conditions of the present preparation method.

  16. Discovery of novel 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyridine derivatives as γ-secretase modulators (Part 2).

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    Takai, Takafumi; Koike, Tatsuki; Nakamura, Minoru; Kajita, Yuichi; Yamashita, Toshiro; Taya, Naohiro; Tsukamoto, Tetsuya; Watanabe, Tomomichi; Murakami, Koji; Igari, Tomoko; Kamata, Makoto

    2016-07-15

    γ-Secretase modulators (GSMs), which lower pathogenic amyloid beta (Aβ) without affecting the production of total Aβ or Notch signal, have emerged as a potential therapeutic agent for Alzheimer's disease (AD). A novel series of 5,6,7,8-tetrahydro[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyridine derivatives was discovered and characterized as GSMs. Optimization of substituents at the 8-position of the core scaffold using ligand-lipophilicity efficiency (LLE) as a drug-likeness guideline led to identification of various types of high-LLE GSMs. Phenoxy compound (R)-17 exhibited especially high LLE as well as potent in vivo Aβ42-lowering effect by single administration. Furthermore, multiple oral administration of (R)-17 significantly reduced soluble and insoluble brain Aβ42, and ameliorated cognitive deficit in novel object recognition test (NORT) using Tg2576 mice as an AD model.

  17. A 3D microporous covalent organic framework with exceedingly high C3H8/CH4 and C2 hydrocarbon/CH4 selectivity.

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    Ma, Heping; Ren, Hao; Meng, Shuang; Yan, Zhuojun; Zhao, Huanyu; Sun, Fuxing; Zhu, Guangshan

    2013-10-28

    Here we present a new 3D microporous COF with a uniform pore size (0.64 nm). MCOF-1 exhibits high adsorption selectivity towards C3H8, C2H6 and C2H4 over CH4 owing to the pore size and preferential adsorption.

  18. Total electron-scattering cross sections for CHF3, C2F6, C3F8, and c-C4F8

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    Sanabia, Jason E.; Cooper, Gregory D.; Tossell, John A.; Moore, John H.

    1998-01-01

    The total electron-scattering cross section has been measured for 0-20 eV electrons incident upon CHF3, C2F6, C3F8, and cyclo-C4F8. The cross sections all have a broad maximum for electron energies near 9 eV, with more or less sharper peaks attributed to temporary-negative ion resonances at lower energies. For the linear molecules a resonance in the 3-6 eV range is associated with electron capture into the lowest unoccupied orbital. The shape of the cross section for the cyclic compound implies a stable ground-state negative ion.

  19. Enantioseparation, absolute configuration determination, and anticonvulsant activity of (+/-)-1-(4-aminophenyl)-7,8-methylenedioxy-1,2,3,5-tetrahydro-4H-2,3-benzodiazepin-4-one.

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    Calabrò, Maria Luisa; Raneri, Daniela; Ficarra, Paola; Ferreri, Guido; De Sarro, Giovambattista; Bruno, Giuseppe; Zappalà, Maria; Micale, Nicola; Grasso, Silvana

    2007-01-01

    The resolution of 1-(4-aminophenyl)-7,8-methylenedioxy-1,2,3,5-tetrahydro-4H-benzodiazepin-4-one (+/-)-(R,S)-2 was accomplished by chiral HPLC. The absolute configuration of (+)-2, determined by X-ray crystallographic analysis, was R. The in vivo anticonvulsant activity of the enantiomers (+)-(R)-2 and (-)-(S)-2 is reported. It has been also demonstrated that compound (+/-)-(R,S)-2 in vivo undergoes oxidative metabolism to derivative 1.

  20. Superconducting 4-8-GHz Hybrid Assembly for 2SB Cryogenic THz Receivers

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    Rashid, Hawal; Meledin, Denis; Desmaris, Vincent; Pavolotsky, Alexey; Belitsky, Victor

    2014-03-01

    We present here the design and characterization of an intermediate frequency (IF) assembly comprising a compact 90° hybrid chip (coupled line coupler - Lange coupler- coupled line coupler), two bias-T circuits for biasing the superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) mixers, and two transmission-line circuits. Specifically, the miniaturized three-section hybrid chip fabricated using thin-film technology utilizes superconducting Niobium (Nb) transmission lines, air bridges to connect the fingers of the Lange coupler (middle section), and is complemented with two bias-T circuits with integrated MIM capacitors. The assembly was designed to ensure amplitude and phase imbalances better than 0.6 dB and ±2°, respectively. Experimental verification of the assembly at 4 K shows good agreement between the measurements and simulations with amplitude imbalance of 0.5 dB and maximum phase imbalance of ±2°. The ALMA band-5 (163-211 GHz) receiver will include such assembly. The receiver tests shows sideband rejection ratio better than 15 dB over the entire RF band, i.e., a systematic improvement of 3-9 dB as compared with the previously reported results.

  1. Strong anisotropy within a Heisenberg model in the Jeff=1/2 insulating state of Sr2Ir0.8Ru0.2O4

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    Calder, S.; Kim, J. W.; Taylor, A. E.; Upton, M. H.; Casa, D.; Cao, Guixin; Mandrus, D.; Lumsden, M. D.; Christianson, A. D.

    2016-12-01

    The dispersive magnetic excitations in Sr2IrO4 have previously been well described within an isospin-1/2 Heisenberg model on a square lattice that revealed parallels with La2CuO4 . Here we investigate the inelastic spectra of Sr2Ir0.8Ru0.2O4 with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) at the Ir L3 edge. The results are well described using linear spin-wave theory within a similar Heisenberg model applicable to Sr2IrO4 ; however, the disorder induced by the substitution of 20 %Ir4 + ions for Ru4 + removes longer range exchange interactions. A large spin gap (40 meV) is measured indicating strong anisotropy from spin-orbit coupling that is manifest due to the altered magnetic structure in Sr2Ir0.8Ru0.2O4 with c -axis aligned moments compared to the basal plane moments in the parent. Collectively the results indicate the robustness of a Heisenberg model description even when the magnetic structure is altered and the Jeff=1 /2 moments are diluted.

  2. Theoretical investigations of a high density cage compound 10-(1-nitro-1, 2, 3, 4-tetraazol-5-yl)) methyl-2, 4, 6, 8, 12-hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane.

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    Zhang, Jian-ying; Du, Hong-chen; Wang, Fang; Gong, Xue-dong; Huang, Yin-sheng

    2012-01-01

    A new polynitro cage compound with the framework of HNIW and a tetrazole unit, i.e., 10-(1-nitro-1, 2, 3, 4-tetraazol-5-yl)) methyl-2, 4, 6, 8, 12-hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (NTz-HNIW) has been proposed and studied by density functional theory (DFT) and molecular mechanics methods. Properties such as IR spectrum, heat of formation, thermodynamic properties, and crystal structure were predicted. The compound belongs to the Pbca space group, with the lattice parameters a = 15.07 Å, b = 12.56 Å, c = 18.34 Å, Z = 8, and ρ = 1.990 g·cm(-3). The stability of the compound was evaluated by the bond dissociation energies and results showed that the first step of pyrolysis is the rupture of the N-NO(2) bond in the side chain. The detonation properties were estimated by the Kamlet-Jacobs equations based on the calculated crystal density and heat of formation, and the results were 9.240 km·s(-1) for detonation velocity and 40.136 GPa for detonation pressure. The designed compound has high thermal stability and good detonation properties and is probably a promising high energy density compound (HEDC).

  3. Study of the oxidation state of copper in La 1.8Sr .2CuO 4

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    Zhang, Y.-C.; Liu, J.-H.; Dwight, K.; Rieger, P. H.; Wold, A.

    1987-09-01

    Samples of La 1.8Sr .2CuO 4 were prepared by decomposition of the nitrates. From magnetic susceptibility, temperature programmed reduction and ESR measurements it is concluded that the Cu(II) has most probably disproportionated to Cu(I), Cu(III).

  4. The Companion to the Central Mira Star of the Protoplanetary Nebula OH 231.8+4.2

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    Contreras, C. Sanchez; DePaz, A. Gil; Sahai, R.

    2004-01-01

    We present deep optical long-slit spectra of the peculiar protoplanetary nebula (PPN) OH 231.8+4.2 obtained with the 6.5 m Baade Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory (Chile). In addition to the molecular absorption bands characteristic of the M9-10 III star inside OH 231.8+4.2 (QX Pup), we identify lines of the Balmer series in absorption, which do not form in the cool atmospheres of late M-type stars. We also confirm the presence of a blue continuum excess with an intensity that is a factor 30 larger than that expected for an M9-10 III star. Our results indicate the presence of a source hotter than QX Pup illuminating OH 231.8+4.2 that is likely a main-sequence star with spectral type A. We discuss how the formation and nebular evolution of OH 231.8+4.2 could have been affected by the presence of a binary system in its core.

  5. Quantitative Analysis of CF4 Produced in the SiO2 Etching Process Using c-C4F8, C3F8, and C2F6 Plasmas by In Situ Mass Spectrometry

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    Furuya, Kenji; Hatano, Yoshihiko

    2004-01-01

    The use of CF32+ as a specific product ion to selectively quantify CF4 produced in the SiO2 etching process using plasmas of perfluorocompounds (PFCs), such as c-C4F8, C3F8, and C2F6, has been proposed and investigated in the present experiments by measuring mass spectra inside and outside the plasmas. It is known that the CF32+ ion does not appear in the mass spectra of any stable PFCs, except for CF4. It is confirmed in the present experiments that the quantity of CF32+ originating from the CF3 radical in the mass spectra measured in situ is negligible. Other unstable chemical species in the plasmas are too small in quantity to explain the intensity of CF32+ appearing in the mass spectra measured in situ, even if they could produce stable CF32+ by ionization. It is therefore concluded that CF32+ can be used as a fingerprint of CF4 in mass spectrometry. Application of this new method for the quantitative analysis of CF4 produced in the SiO2 etching process using PFC plasmas results in CF4 production advancing significantly not only in the etching region of SiO2 but also in the downstream region of the plasmas.

  6. Increased serum IL-2R levels in coeliac disease are related to CD4 but not CD8 antigens.

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    Blanco, A; Garrote, J A; Arranz, E; Alonso, M; Clavo, C

    1992-11-01

    Forty-three coeliac children, ranging from 1 year and 3 months to 14 years and 9 months, were studied. Twenty-eight patients were in an active phase of the disease, and 15 were in remission. The criteria of coeliac disease (CD) activity were established according to the results of IgA anti-endomysial antibodies (IgA-AEm). Interleukin 2 receptor (IL-2R) and CD4 and CD8 antigens were measured in serum samples by an ELISA technique using two noncompetitive monoclonal antibodies. Antigliadin antibodies of IgG (IgG-AGA) and IgA (IgA-AGA) classes were also measured. The AEm-positive coeliac patient group showed values of 1,860 +/- 948 U/ml for IL-2R, 430 +/- 228 U/ml for CD8, and 36.8 +/- 25.1 U/ml for CD4. AEm-negative patients showed values of 980 +/- 436 U/ml, 350 +/- 243 U/ml, and 24.1 +/- 20 U/ml, respectively. IL-2R levels were the only ones significantly elevated (p < 0.005) in the active coeliac group. On the other hand, IgG-AGA and IgA-AGA were both clearly increased (p < 0.001). IL-2R levels in active coeliac patients correlated with CD4 levels (p < 0.05), but not with CD8, IgG-AGA, and IgA-AGA levels. We also found a surprising negative correlation between AEm antibodies of IgA2 class with both IL-2R (r = 0.471; p < 0.05) and CD8 (r = 0.616; p < 0.05). The results show that in CD there is a lymphocyte activation affecting mainly CD4+ cells and not correlated with serum AGA levels, suggesting an independence of both immunological phenomena and probably with different locations of origin.

  7. Phase relations of phlogopite and pyroxene with magnesite from 4 to 8 GPa: KCMAS-H2O and KCMAS-H2O-CO2

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    Enggist, Andreas; Luth, Robert W.

    2016-11-01

    To constrain the melting phase relationships of phlogopite and magnesite in the presence of clino- and orthopyroxene, we performed experiments in the K2O-CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O (KCMAS-H2O) and K2O-CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O-CO2 (KCMAS-H2O-CO2) systems at pressures of 4-8 GPa and temperatures from 1100 to 1600 °C. We bracketed the carbonate-free solidus between 1250 and 1300 °C at 4 and 5 GPa, and between 1300 and 1350 °C at 6, 7 and 8 GPa. The carbonate-bearing solidus was bracketed between 1150 and 1200 °C at 4, 5 and 6 GPa, and between 1100 and 1150 °C at 7 and 8 GPa. Below the solidus in both systems at 4-6 GPa, phlogopite is in equilibrium with enstatite, diopside, garnet (plus magnesite in the carbonate-bearing system) and a fluid. At 7 GPa, phlogopite coexists with KK-richterite, enstatite, diopside, garnet (plus magnesite in the carbonate-bearing system) and a fluid. KK-richterite is the only stable K-bearing phase at 8 GPa and coexists with enstatite, diopside, garnet (plus magnesite in the carbonate-bearing system) and a fluid. In KCMAS-H2O, phlogopite is present to 100 °C above the solidus. Olivine forms at the solidus and coexists with enstatite, diopside, garnet and melt. At depth in a subcontinental lithospheric mantle keel, phlogopite would be stable with orthopyroxene, clinopyroxene and magnesite to 5 GPa along a 40 mW/m2 geotherm. A hydrous, potassic and CO2-bearing melt that intrudes the subcontinental mantle can react with olivine, enstatite and garnet, crystallizing phlogopite, magnesite and potentially liberating a hydrous fluid.

  8. Phase transition and conduction mechanism in Pb2Na0.8R0.2Nb4.8Fe0.2O15 material (R=rare earth)

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    Bouziane, M.; Taibi, M.; Boukhari, A.

    2013-11-01

    Electrical properties of Pb2Na0.8Eu0.2Nb4.8Fe0.2O15 tungsten bronze compound were investigated. Ferroelectric phase transition of diffuse type is observed at 395 °C. Conductivity study as a function of temperature (RT-600 °C) and at three different frequencies (10, 100 and 1000 kHz) suggests the existence of dominant ionic conduction. The rise of ac conductivity on increasing temperature supports the NTCR (negative temperature coefficient of resistance) behaviour of the material. The activation energies have been evaluated from ac conductivity using Arrhenius equation and discussed. Different conduction mechanisms were identified. For comparison, the conducting properties of Pb2Na0.8R0.2Nb4.8Fe0.2O15 (R=Dy, Nd, La) were also investigated.

  9. Outbreaks among Wild Birds and Domestic Poultry Caused by Reassorted Influenza A(H5N8) Clade 2.3.4.4 Viruses, Germany, 2016.

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    Pohlmann, Anne; Starick, Elke; Harder, Timm; Höper, Dirk; Globig, Anja; Staubach, Christoph; Dietze, Klaas; Grund, Christian; Strebelow, Günter; Ulrich, Reiner G; Schinköthe, Jan; Teifke, Jens P; Conraths, Franz J; Mettenleiter, Thomas C; Beer, Martin

    2017-04-15

    In November 2016, an influenza A(H5N8) outbreak caused deaths of wild birds and domestic poultry in Germany. Clade 2.3.4.4 virus was closely related to viruses at the Russia-Mongolia border in 2016 but had new polymerase acidic and nucleoprotein segments. These new strains may be more efficiently transmitted to and shed by birds.

  10. Novel Reassortant Clade 2.3.4.4 Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Virus in Wild Aquatic Birds, Russia, 2016.

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    Lee, Dong-Hun; Sharshov, Kirill; Swayne, David E; Kurskaya, Olga; Sobolev, Ivan; Kabilov, Marsel; Alekseev, Alexander; Irza, Victor; Shestopalov, Alexander

    2017-02-01

    The emergence of novel avian influenza viruses in migratory birds is of concern because of the potential for virus dissemination during fall migration. We report the identification of novel highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of subtype H5N8, clade 2.3.4.4, and their reassortment with other avian influenza viruses in waterfowl and shorebirds of Siberia.

  11. Novel Reassortant Clade 2.3.4.4 Avian Influenza A(H5N8) Virus in Wild Aquatic Birds, Russia, 2016

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    Lee, Dong-Hun; Sharshov, Kirill; Swayne, David E.; Kurskaya, Olga; Sobolev, Ivan; Kabilov, Marsel; Alekseev, Alexander; Irza, Victor

    2017-01-01

    The emergence of novel avian influenza viruses in migratory birds is of concern because of the potential for virus dissemination during fall migration. We report the identification of novel highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of subtype H5N8, clade 2.3.4.4, and their reassortment with other avian influenza viruses in waterfowl and shorebirds of Siberia. PMID:27875109

  12. The high-resolution structure of the Centaurus A nucleus at 2.3 and 8.4 GHz

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    Meier, David L.; Preston, Robert A.; Morabito, David D.; Skjerve, Lyle; Slade, Martin A.; Wehrle, Ann E.; Niell, Arthur E.; Jauncey, David L.; Batchelor, Robert; Tzioumis, Anastasios K.

    1989-01-01

    VLBI observations of the nucleus of Centaurus A have been made at two frequencies with an array of five Australian radio telescopes as part of the Southern Hemisphere VLBI Experiment. Observations were made at 2.3 GHz with all five antennas, while only two were employed at 8.4 GHz. At 2.3 GHz seven tracks in the (u,v) plane with coverage of 6-8 hr each were obtained, yielding significant information on the structure of the nuclear jet. At 8.4 GHz a compact unresolved core was detected as well. It is found that the source consists of the compact self-absorbed core, a jet containing a set of three knots extending from 100 to 160 mas from the core, and a very long, narrow component elongated along the same position angle as the knots. The allowable range for the position angle of the jet is 51 + or - 3 deg, in agreement with that of the radio and X-ray structure on arcsecond and arcminute scales. The jet has brightened at 2.3 GHz by about 4 Jy, a factor of nearly 3, since the early 1970s, 1.8 Jy of which has occurred in the last 2 yr with no discernable changes in structure.

  13. Adsorption of 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) on a soil organic matter. A DFT M05 computational study.

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    Sviatenko, Liudmyla K; Gorb, Leonid; Shukla, Manoj K; Seiter, Jennifer M; Leszczynska, Danuta; Leszczynski, Jerzy

    2016-04-01

    Adsorption of 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) by soil organic matter considering the Leonardite Humic Acid (LHA) model at the M05/tzvp level of Density Functional Theory (DFT) applying cluster approximation has been investigated. Different orientations of CL-20 toward LHA surface were examined. It was found that deprotonation of LHA is required to obtain stable complexes with CL-20. Hydrogen bonds between CL-20 and deprotonated LHA were analyzed applying the atoms in molecules (AIM) theory. An attachment or removal of an electron with respect to the complex does not have significant effect on mutual orientation of the adsorbent in complexes. It was shown that adsorbed CL-20 does not undergo redox transformation and, therefore, adsorption on soil organic matter may be responsible for decrease of the degradation rate of CL-20 in soil.

  14. (8aS)-7,8,8a,9-Tetra­hydro­thieno[3,2-f]indolizin-6(4H)-one

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    Švorc, Ľubomír; Vrábel, Viktor; Kožíšek, Jozef; Marchalín, Štefan; Šafář, Peter

    2009-01-01

    In the mol­ecular structure of the title compound, C10H11NOS, the central six-membered ring of the indolizine unit adopts an envelope conformation, the maximum deviations from the mean plane of the ring being 0.533 (2) Å. The fused thieno ring is nearly coplanar [mean deviation = 0.007 (2) Å]. The conformation of the fused oxopyrrolidine ring is close to that of a flat-envelope, with a maximum deviation of 0.339 (3) Å. The crystal structure is stabilized by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:21582436

  15. Differing Roles for TCF4 and COL8A2 in Central Corneal Thickness and Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

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    Igo, Robert P.; Kopplin, Laura J.; Joseph, Peronne; Truitt, Barbara; Fondran, Jeremy; Bardenstein, David; Aldave, Anthony J.; Croasdale, Christopher R.; Price, Marianne O.; Rosenwasser, Miriam

    2012-01-01

    Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the most common late-onset, vision-threatening corneal dystrophy in the United States, affecting about 4% of the population. Advanced FECD involves a thickening of the cornea from stromal edema and changes in Descemet membrane. To understand the relationship between FECD and central corneal thickness (CCT), we characterized common genetic variation in COL8A2 and TCF4, genes previously implicated in CCT and/or FECD. Other genes previously associated with FECD (PITX2, ZEB1, SLC4A11), and genes only known to affect CCT (COL5A1, FOXO1, AVGR8, ZNF469) were also interrogated. FECD probands, relatives and controls were recruited from 32 clinical sites; a total of 532 cases and 204 controls were genotyped and tested for association of FECD case/control status, a 7-step FECD severity scale and CCT, adjusting for age and sex. Association of FECD grade with TCF4 was highly significant (OR  = 6.01 at rs613872; p = 4.8×10−25), and remained significant when adjusted for changes in CCT (OR  = 4.84; p = 2.2×10−16). Association of CCT with TCF4 was also significant (p = 6.1×10−7), but was abolished with adjustment for FECD grade (p = 0.92). After adjusting for FECD grade, markers in other genes examined were modestly associated (p ∼ 0.001) with FECD and/or CCT. Thus, common variants in TCF4 appear to influence FECD directly, and CCT secondarily via FECD. Additionally, changes in corneal thickness due to the effect of other loci may modify disease severity, age-at-onset, or other biomechanical characteristics. PMID:23110055

  16. Electron-impact total ionization cross sections of CF4, C2F6, and C3F8

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    Nishimura, H.; Huo, Winifred M.; Ali, M. A.; Kim, Yong-Ki

    1999-02-01

    Both theoretical and experimental electron-impact total ionization cross sections of CF4, C2F6, and C3F8 are presented. The experimental cross sections have been measured as a function of incident electron energy T from threshold to 3 keV. A parallel plate condenser type apparatus was used. The molecular polarizability for C3F8 was empirically estimated to be α=10.6 Å3±0.8 Å3. Theoretical cross sections calculated from the binary-encounter-Bethe (BEB) method, which combines a modified form of the Mott cross section and the Bethe cross section, are compared with the experimental cross sections. The BEB cross sections calculated from correlated molecular wave functions with theoretical estimates for multiple ionization are about 10% higher than the experimental data at the peak for CF4, while they are in excellent agreement with the experimental data for C2F6 and C3F8. Our analysis shows that the BEB theory implicitly includes part of neutral dissociation, such as CF4→CF3+F, and hence tends to be an upper limit to the total ionization cross section. We found that the difference between our best theory for CF4 and the present experimental cross section exhibits a remarkable similarity to the shape of the recently measured cross section for neutral dissociation, though there is no a priori reason for the similarity. Owing to the large number of bound electrons, the correlation included in our wave functions for C2F6 and C3F8 is more limited than for CF4. Hence, we believe that for these two molecules the calculated cross sections are lower than the true BEB values, in spite of the apparent excellent agreement between the theory and the experiment.

  17. The photoluminescence and thermoluminescence properties of novel green long-lasting phosphorescence materials Ca8Mg(SiO4)4Cl2:Eu2+,Nd3+

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    Wang, J.; Zhang, M.; Zhang, Q.; Ding, W.; Su, Q.

    2007-04-01

    The novel green long-lasting phosphorescence (LLP) material Ca8Mg(SiO4)4Cl2:Eu2+,Nd3+ was systematically investigated by means of photoluminescence (PL) excitation and emission, a thermal quenching process, long-lasting phosphorescent emission, decay curves, chromaticity and thermoluminescence (TL) spectra. It is clearly observed that there exist two distinguishable Eu sites, EuI for 426-nm and EuII for 504-nm emissions, but only the green LLP appears at the EuII site. The emissions for both PL and LLP are due to the 5d→4f transitions. The green phosphorescence with the chromaticity coordination x=0.196, y=0.506 can still be observed in the dark for no less than 5 h by the naked eye. The results of TL show that Nd3+ ions induce the predominating band at 335 K, associated with the charge-trapping centers that are responsible for the appearance of intense green phosphorescence.

  18. X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data for Na8(AlSiO4)6(ReO4)2

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    McCready, David E.; Mattigod, Shas V.; Young, James S.; McGrail, B. Peter

    2004-01-31

    X-ray powder diffraction data for a new zeolite, Na8(AlSiO4)6(ReO4)2, are reported. Rietveld refinement shows this compound adopts the primitive cubic structure of sodalite (Space Group , #218) with a = 9.1528 (1) Å. The calculated value of the reference intensity ratio (RIR, or I/Ic) is 7.54. The experimental density (Dm) is 2.98 ± 0.10 g/cm3, in agreement with the calculated density (Dx) of 3.029 g/cm3. Chemical analysis of Na8(AlSiO4)6(ReO4)2 gives its composition as 11.7 ± 1.6 wt % Na; 10.7 ± 0.2 wt % Al; 11.6 ± 0.9 wt % Si; 30.6 ± 1.2 wt % Re, which compares favorably with the theoretical composition of 13.2 wt % Na, 11.6 wt% Al, 12.1 wt% Si; 26.6 wt % Re. In addition, scanning electron microscopy reveals a doubly terminated trapezohedral crystal morphology for Na8(AlSiO4)6(ReO4)2, which is typical of sodalite.

  19. MELCOR 1.8.2 assessment: The DF-4 BWR Damaged Fuel experiment

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    Tautges, T.J.

    1993-10-01

    MELCOR is a fully integrated, engineering-level computer code being developed at Sandia National Laboratories for the USNRC, that models the entire spectrum of severe accident phenomena in a unified framework for both BWRs and PWRs. As a part of an ongoing assessment, program, MELCOR has been used to model the ACRR in-pile DF-4 Damaged Fuel experiment. DF-4 provided data for early phase melt progression in BWR fuel assemblies, particularly for phenomena associated with eutectic interactions in the BWR control blade and zircaloy oxidation in the canister and cladding. MELCOR provided good agreement with experimental data in the key areas of eutectic material behavior and canister and cladding oxidation. Several shortcomings associated with the MELCOR modeling of BWR geometries were found and corrected. Twenty-five sensitivity studies were performed on COR, HS and CVH parameters. These studies showed that the new MELCOR eutectics model played an important role in predicting control blade behavior. These studies revealed slight time step dependence and no machine dependencies. Comparisons made with the results from four best-estimate codes showed that MELCOR did as well as these codes in matching DF-4 experimental data.

  20. Direct BMP2/4 signaling through BMP receptor IA regulates fetal thymocyte progenitor homeostasis and differentiation to CD4+CD8+ double-positive cell.

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    Hager-Theodorides, Ariadne L; Ross, Susan E; Sahni, Hemant; Mishina, Yuji; Furmanski, Anna L; Crompton, Tessa

    2014-01-01

    BMP2/4 signaling is required for embryogenesis and involved in thymus morphogenesis and T-lineage differentiation. In vitro experiments have shown that treatment of thymus explants with exogenous BMP4 negatively regulated differentiation of early thymocyte progenitors and the transition from CD4-CD8- (DN) to CD4+CD8+ (DP). Here we show that in vivo BMP2/4 signaling is required for fetal thymocyte progenitor homeostasis and expansion, but negatively regulates differentiation from DN to DP cell. Unexpectedly, conditional deletion of BMPRIA from fetal thymocytes (using the Cre-loxP system and directing excision to hematopoietic lineage cells with the Vav promoter) demonstrated that physiological levels of BMP2/4 signaling directly to thymocytes through BMPRIA are required for normal differentiation and expansion of early fetal DN thymocytes. In contrast, the arrest in early thymocyte progenitor differentiation caused by exogenous BMP4 treatment of thymus explants is induced in part by direct signaling to thymocytes through BMPRIA, and in part by indirect signaling through non-hematopoietic cells. Analysis of the transition from fetal DN to DP cell, both by ex vivo analysis of conditional BMPRIA-deficient thymocytes and by treatment of thymus explants with the BMP4-inhibitor Noggin demonstrated that BMP2/4 signaling is a negative regulator at this stage. We showed that at this stage of fetal T-cell development BMP2/4 signals directly to thymocytes through BMPRIA.

  1. DNA damage induced by 4,6,8,9-tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3-h]quinolin-2-one, a new furocoumarin analog: photochemical mechanisms.

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    Bordin, F; Baccichetti, F; Marzano, C; Carlassare, F; Miolo, G; Chilin, A; Guiotto, A

    2000-03-01

    Some photochemical and photobiological properties of 4,6,8,9-tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3-h]quinolin-2-one (HFQ) were studied in comparison with its isomer 1,4,6,8-tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3-h]quinolin-2-one (FQ) and 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP). The HFQ photobinds to DNA forming furan-side monoadducts (MAHFQ) that have molecular structure very similar to those of FQ (MAFQ). Unlike MA8-MOP and MAFQ, MAHFQ no longer photoreact. The HFQ, like FQ, produces moderate amounts of singlet oxygen but no superoxide anions. The HFQ and FQ induce numbers of DNA-protein cross-links (DPC), much more plentiful than those of 8-MOP (about two and seven times, respectively) but no interstrand cross-links. The mechanism of DPC formation was studied in vivo in mammalian cells by alkaline elution and in vitro using a new test mixing histones and DNA from calf thymus. The latter is a very useful technique for the double irradiation protocol. The DNA (or histones) are separately exposed to a first UVA dose in the presence of the sensitizer; then, after its unbound molecules have been removed, histones (or DNA) are added to assemble the chromatin-like complex that is irradiated again. According to in vitro and in vivo methods, DPC appear to be formed by FQ and 8-MOP by a biphotonic process that starts with monoadduct induction in DNA, followed by their conversion into DPC. In the resulting lesions, the sensitizer molecule forms a covalent bridge between the two macromolecules (DPC at length greater than zero). Instead, HFQ induces DPC by a monophotonic process; thus, HFQ is probably not a physical part of the bridge between DNA and proteins, which may be linked together directly, like DPC at zero length induced by UVC.

  2. DNA damage induced by 4,6,8,9-tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3-h]quinolin-2-one, a new furocoumarin analog: biological consequences.

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    Marzano, C; Baccichetti, F; Carlassare, F; Chilin, A; Lora, S; Bordin, F

    2000-03-01

    4,6,8,9-Tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3-h]quinolin-2-one (HFQ) and its isomer FQ (1,4,6,8-tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3-h]quinolin-2-one) showed very strong antiproliferative activity in mammalian cells, about two times greater than 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP). Both compounds induced DNA-protein cross-links (DPC) but not interstrand cross-links. The FQ generated DPC in a biphotonic process, yielding a new kind of diadduct, whereas HFQ induced DPC by a monophotonic one, probably without its physical participation in the covalent bridge. These lesions gave different toxic responses. Sensitization of FQ led to extensive DNA fragmentation and to a number of chromosomal aberrations. Conversely, HFQ seemed to be completely inactive and 8-MOP gave intermediate results. A strict relationship between DPC formation and induction of chromosomal aberrations was observed. The HFQ did not induce light skin erythemas, whereas FQ was more phototoxic than 8-MOP, thus suggesting that FQ lesions, DPC in particular, may be implicated in skin phototoxicity. Ehrlich ascites cells, a transplantable mouse tumor, inactivated by furoquinolinone sensitization and injected into healthy mice, protected them from a successive challenge by viable tumor cells. This response appeared to be based on an immune mechanism. Comparable amounts of base substitution revertants were scored when testing furoquinolinones and 8-MOP in bacteria but no DPC were detected. This suggests that classic mutagenesis tests on bacteria are insufficient to give adequate information on furocoumarin genotoxicity. Given its features, HFQ can be regarded as an interesting new agent for psoralen plus UVA photochemotherapy and photopheresis.

  3. Correlation of circulating TLR2/4 expression with CD3+/4+/8+ T cells and Treg cells in HBV-related liver cirrhosis.

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    Lian, Jian-Qi; Wang, Xiao-Qin; Zhang, Ye; Huang, Chang-Xing; Bai, Xue-Fan

    2009-10-01

    Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2 and 4 play a key role in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, the role of TLRs in the pathogenesis of HBV-related liver cirrhosis and their regulation of the innate immune response of patients with liver cirrhosis remain unknown. To assess the contribution of TLR2/4 in HBV-related liver cirrhosis, we examined the expression of circulating TLR2 and TLR4 on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), CD4(+)CD25(+)CD127(low/-) Treg proportions, and CD3(+)/CD4(+)/CD8(+) T-cell counts in 30 liver cirrhosis patients, 21 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, and 16 normal controls (NC). Furthermore, we analyzed the relationship between TLR2/4 expression and Treg proportions and T-cell counts. We show that the expression of TLR2 and TLR4 was significantly upregulated in patients with liver cirrhosis compared to NC. TLR4 expression was significantly increased in patients with liver cirrhosis compared to patients with CHB, and for TLR2 expression there were no differences between them. TLR4 expression showed a significant positive correlation with the frequency of Tregs in liver cirrhosis patients. TLR2 expression negatively correlated with CD3(+)/CD4(+)/CD8(+) T-cell counts and HBV viral load in patients with liver cirrhosis. These findings indicate that TLR may be involved in the pathogenesis of HBV-related liver cirrhosis, and may interact with Tregs and CD3(+)/CD4(+)/CD8(+) T cells in the immune response during HBV-related liver cirrhosis.

  4. Critical current densities of superconducting YBa 2Cu 4O 8 synthesised by the citrate gel process

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    Liu, R. S.; Zheng, D. N.; Janes, R.; Campbell, A. M.; Edwards, P. P.

    1990-12-01

    High-T c superconducting YBa 2Cu 4O 8 submicron powders with transition temperature around 80 K were successfully synthesized via citrate gel process at one atmosphere oxygen pressure. An intragrain critical current density of up to 1.3×10 7A/ cm2 at 6 K and H=1 T has been measured by magnetisation method; this value is comparable to that found in sintered YBa 2Cu 3O 7-δ. The integrain criticalcurrent density, as measured by an a.c. inductive technique, was 10 3 A/cm 2 at 4.2 K; this is in excess of typical values for YBa 2Cu 3O 7-δ.

  5. Millimetre polarization of the protoplanetary nebula OH 231.8+4.2: a follow-up study with CARMA

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    Sabin, L.; Hull, C. L. H.; Plambeck, R. L.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Vázquez, R.; Navarro, S. G.; Guillén, P. F.

    2015-05-01

    In order to investigate the characteristics and influence of the magnetic field in evolved stars, we performed a follow-up investigation of our previous submillimetre analysis of the protoplanetary nebula (PPN) OH 231.8+4.2, this time at 1.3 mm with the CARMA (Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy) facility in polarization mode for the purpose of a multiscale analysis. OH 231.8+4.2 was observed at ˜2.5 arcsec resolution, and we detected polarized emission above the 3σ threshold (with a mean polarization fraction of 3.5 per cent). The polarization map indicates an overall organized magnetic field within the nebula. The main finding in this paper is the presence of a structure mostly compatible with an ordered toroidal component that is aligned with the PPN's dark lane. We also present some alternative magnetic field configuration to explain the structure observed. These data complete our previous SMA submillimetre data for a better investigation and understanding of the magnetic field structure in OH 231.8+4.2.

  6. Structures and Crystal Chemistry of Ordered Spinels: LiFe 5O 8, LiZnNbO 4, and Zn 2TiO 4

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    Marin, S. J.; O'Keeffe, M.; Partin, D. E.

    1994-12-01

    The structures of the title materials have been refined by time-of-flight neutron powder diffraction. LiFe5O8, P 4332, a = 8.3185(1) Å; LiZnNbO4, P 4322, a = 6.0804(1), c = 8.3988(1) Å; ZnTi2O4, P4322, a = 5.9927(1), c = 8.4266(2) Å. All three materials have structures that are ordered derivatives of the ideal spinel structure. Bond lengths are analyzed in terms of bond valences. Modifications to the "equal valence rule" [I. D. Brown, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. B 35, 1305 (1977)] for predicting bond lengths in crystals are shown to be necessary in oxides of early transition elements.

  7. Avian influenza virus hemagglutinins H2, H4, H8, and H14 support a highly pathogenic phenotype

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    Veits, Jutta; Weber, Siegfried; Stech, Olga; Breithaupt, Angele; Gräber, Marcus; Gohrbandt, Sandra; Bogs, Jessica; Hundt, Jana; Teifke, Jens P.; Mettenleiter, Thomas C.; Stech, Jürgen

    2012-01-01

    High-pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) evolve from low-pathogenic precursors specifying the HA serotypes H5 or H7 by acquisition of a polybasic HA cleavage site. As the reason for this serotype restriction has remained unclear, we aimed to distinguish between compatibility of a polybasic cleavage site with H5/H7 HA only and unique predisposition of these two serotypes for insertion mutations. To this end, we introduced a polybasic cleavage site into the HA of several low-pathogenic avian strains with serotypes H1, H2, H3, H4, H6, H8, H10, H11, H14, or H15, and rescued HA reassortants after cotransfection with the genes from either a low-pathogenic H9N2 or high-pathogenic H5N1 strain. Oculonasal inoculation with those reassortants resulted in varying pathogenicity in chicken. Recombinants containing the engineered H2, H4, H8, or H14 in the HPAIV background were lethal and exhibited i.v. pathogenicity indices of 2.79, 2.37, 2.85, and 2.61, respectively, equivalent to naturally occurring H5 or H7 HPAIV. Moreover, the H2, H4, and H8 reassortants were transmitted to some contact chickens. The H2 reassortant gained two mutations in the M2 proton channel gate region, which is affected in some HPAIVs of various origins. Taken together, in the presence of a polybasic HA cleavage site, non-H5/H7 HA can support a highly pathogenic phenotype in the appropriate viral background, indicating requirement for further adaptation. Therefore, the restriction of natural HPAIV to serotypes H5 and H7 is likely a result of their unique predisposition for acquisition of a polybasic HA cleavage site. PMID:22308331

  8. Isomorphous Substitution of Rare-Earth Elements in Lacunary Apatite Pb8Na2(PO4)6.

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    Get'man, Evgeni I; Loboda, Stanislav N; Ignatov, Alexey V; Prisedsky, Vadim V; Abdul Jabar, Mohammed A B; Ardanova, Lyudmyla I

    2016-03-07

    The substitution of rare-earth elements (REEs) for Pb in the lacunary apatite Pb8Na2(PO4)6 with void structural channels was studied by means of powder X-ray diffraction (including the Rietveld refinement), scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis, and IR spectroscopy and also measurements of the electrical conductivity. The substitution limits (xmax in Pb8-xLnxNa2(PO4)6Ox/2) at 800 °C were found to decrease with the atomic number of the REE from 1.40 for La to 0.12 for Yb with a rapid drop from light to heavy lanthanides (between Gd and Tb). The REE atoms substitute for Pb predominantly at Pb2 sites of the apatite structure according to the scheme 2Pb(2+) + □ → 2Ln(3+) + O(2-), where □ is a vacancy in the structural channel. The substitution in lacunary apatite produces quite different changes in the structural parameters compared with broadly studied alkaline-earth hydroxyapatites. In spite of the much lower ionic radii of REE than that of Pb(2+), the mean distances ⟨Pb1-O⟩ somewhat increase, whereas the distances ⟨Pb2-Pb2⟩ and ⟨Pb2-O4⟩ do not change considerably with the degree of substitution. This implies control of the substitution by not only spatial and charge accommodation of REE ions but also the availability of a stereochemically active 6s(2) electron pair on Pb(2+). The high-temperature electrical conductivity shows dependence on the degree of substitution with a minimum at x = 0.2 indicative of a possible change of the type of conductivity.

  9. Dissociation Cross Sections for C2F6, c-C4F8, C3F8, CHF3, and TEOS

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    Morgan, W. L.

    1999-10-01

    Extensive use is made of beam measurements, ab initio calculations, and electron swarm measurements in deriving total cross sections for dissociation of C_2F_6, c-C_4F_8, C_3F_8, CHF_3, and TEOS into neutral fragments. Use is made of a numerical optimization algorithm for scaling measured or computed cross sections and manipulating model cross sections in order to satisfy the measured electron transport data. These are molecules that are important in plasma processing because they readily dissociate into reactive radical fragments. Although swarm analyses cannot tell us what the specific radical fragments are, they can provide an accurate estimate of the cross section and, hence, rate coefficient for dissociation. Further details can be found on the KR&S Web site.

  10. Preparation and electromagnetic properties of Polyaniline(polypyrrole)-BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 ferrite nanocomposites

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    Wang, Yan; Huang, Ying; Wang, Qiufen; He, Qian; Chen, Lin

    2012-10-01

    The nanocomposite of hard (BaFe12O19)/soft ferrite (Ni0.8Zn0.2 Fe2O4) was prepared by the sol-gel process, and then the polyaniline(PANI)/polypyrrole(PPY)-BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 was produced by in situ polymerization method. The structures, morphology and electromagnetic properties of the samples were characterized by various instruments. XRD, TEM, and FTIR analysis indicated that BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 ferrite were homogenously enwrapped by PANI(PPY) coating. The VSM and SDY-4 measurement show that the magnetic properties of the composites decreased with the increase in PANI(PPY) amount, However, the electrical conductivity is on the contrary. The electromagnetic properties of the composites were much better than BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 in the frequency range of 2-15 GHz, which mainly depends on the dielectric loss of PANI(PPY). A minimum reflection loss of the PANI(PPY)-BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 ferrite nanocomposite is -19.7 dB(-21.5 dB) at the frequency of 7.3 GHz (10.7 GHz).

  11. Charge order, metallic behavior, and superconductivity in La2-xBaxCuO4 with x=1/8.

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    Homes, C C; Dordevic, S V; Gu, G D; Li, Q; Valla, T; Tranquada, J M

    2006-06-30

    The ab-plane optical properties of a cleaved single crystal of La2-xBaxCuO4 for x=1/8 (Tc approximately =2.4 K) have been measured over a wide frequency and temperature range. The low-frequency conductivity is Drude-like and shows a metallic response with decreasing temperature. However, below approximately =60 K, corresponding to the onset of charge-stripe order, there is a rapid loss of spectral weight below about 40 meV. The behavior is quite different from that typically associated with the pseudogap in the normal state of the cuprates. Instead, the gapping of the normal-state single-particle excitations looks surprisingly similar to that observed in superconducting La2-xSrxCuO4, including the presence of a residual Drude peak with reduced weight.

  12. Theoretical computation of thermophysical properties of high-temperature F2, CF4, C2F2, C2F4, C2F6, C3F6 and C3F8 plasmas

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    Wang, WeiZong; Wu, Yi; Rong, MingZhe; Éhn, László; Černušák, Ivan

    2012-07-01

    The calculated values of thermodynamic and transport properties of pure F2 and fluorocarbon compounds CF4, C2F2, C2F4, C2F6, C3F6 and C3F8 at high temperatures are presented in this paper. The thermodynamic properties are determined by the method of Gibbs free energy minimization, using standard thermodynamic tables. The transport properties, including electron diffusion coefficients, viscosity, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity, are evaluated using the Chapman-Enskog method expanded up to the third-order approximation (second order for viscosity). The most accurate cross-section data that could be located are used to evaluate collision integrals. The calculations based on the assumption of local thermodynamic equilibrium are performed for atmospheric-pressure plasmas in the temperature range from 300 to 30 000 K for different pressures between 0.1 and 10 atm. The results of F2, CF4, C2F2, C2F4 and C2F6 are compared with those of previously published studies. Larger discrepancies occur for transport coefficients; these are explained in terms of the different values of the collision integrals that were used. The results presented here are expected to be more accurate because of the improved collision integrals employed.

  13. The dimeric [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} anion: Structural characterization of a magnetic basic-building-unit

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    Lu, Hongcheng; Gautier, Romain; Li, Zuo-Xi; Jie, Wanqi; Liu, Zhengtang; Poeppelmeier, Kenneth R.

    2013-04-15

    New materials built from the [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} anionic basic-building-unit (BBU) exhibit interesting magnetic properties owing to the proximity of the two d{sup 1} V(IV) cations and the orbital interactions of fluoride and oxide ligands. In our search to target such materials, the vanadium oxide–fluoride compound [dpaH{sub 2}]{sub 2}[V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}] in which a dimeric anion [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} is isolated in a hydrogen bond network was hydrothermally synthesized (dpa=2,2′-dipyridylamine). This hydrogen bond network is able to stabilize the highly ionic species [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} as demonstrated with bond valence calculations. The coordination of the O{sup 2−}/F{sup −} ordered ligands was investigated and antiferromagnetic coupling of the isolated BBU was measured. - The new hybrid compound [dpaH{sub 2}]{sub 2}[V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}] built from the interesting [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} magnetic basic-building-unit (BBU) was synthesized by the hydrothermal method. The coordination of the O{sup 2−}/F{sup −} ordered ligands was investigated by BVS calculations and antiferromagnetic coupling was measured. Highlights: ► A new vanadium oxyfluoride was synthesized by hydrothermal method. ► The Dimeric [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} basic building unit is isolated in the hydrogen bond networks. ► The coordination of [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} units to the extended structure is investigated. ► Isolated [V{sub 2}O{sub 2}F{sub 8}]{sup 4−} units exhibit antiferromagnetic coupling.

  14. Total synthesis of the proposed structure of 8-deshydroxyajudazol A: a modified approach to 2,4-disubstituted oxazoles.

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    Birkett, Stephen; Ganame, Danny; Hawkins, Bill C; Meiries, Sébastien; Quach, Tim; Rizzacasa, Mark A

    2013-01-04

    The total synthesis of the proposed structure for the minor myxobacterial metabolite 8-deshydroxyajudazol A (3) is described. The isochromanone moiety present in the eastern fragment was constructed by an intramolecular-Diels-Alder (IMDA). Difficulties were encountered with the formation of the 2,4-disubstituted oxazole, so this was synthesized via a modified approach. This involved selective acylation of the diol 7 with acid 8, azide displacement of the secondary alcohol, and subsequent azide reduction in the presence of base which induced an O,N shift to give the hydroxyamide 23. Cyclodehydration then gave the desired oxazole 24 and deprotection followed by mesylation and elimination produced the C15 alkene 5. Sonogashira coupling with the eastern fragment vinyl iodide 6 and partial reduction yielded 8-deshydroxyajudazol A (3).

  15. Formation of a highly stable complex between BN 50730 [tetrahydro-4,7,8,10 methyl-1(chloro-2 phenyl)-6 (methoxy-4 phenyl-carbamoyl)-9 pyrido [4',3'-4,5] thieno [3,2-f] triazolo-1,2,4 [4,3-a] diazepine-1,4] and the platelet-activating factor receptor in rabbit platelet membranes.

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    Silva, C L; Cruz, H N; Violante, F A; Cordeiro, R S; Martins, M A; Noël, F

    1996-01-26

    BN 50730 [tetrahydro-4,7,8,10 methyl-1(chloro-2 phenyl)-6 (methoxy-4 phenyl-carbamoyl)-9 pyrido [4',3'-4,5] thieno [3,2-f] triazolo-1,2,4 [4,3-alpha] diazepine-1,4], a novel platelet-activating factor (PAF) receptor antagonist with a hetrazepine structure, decreased the maximal number of binding sites (Bmax) of [3H]PAF in rabbit platelet membranes without altering its dissociation constant. Platelet aggregation induced by 1 microM PAF was prevented by preincubation with 1 microM BN 50730. The washing of the platelets preincubated with BN 50730 failed to revert its inhibitory effects. We conclude that BN 50730 acts as a non-competitive antagonist of the PAF receptor, due to the formation of a highly stable drug-receptor complex.

  16. Outbreaks among Wild Birds and Domestic Poultry Caused by Reassorted Influenza A(H5N8) Clade 2.3.4.4 Viruses, Germany, 2016

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    Pohlmann, Anne; Starick, Elke; Harder, Timm; Grund, Christian; Höper, Dirk; Globig, Anja; Staubach, Christoph; Dietze, Klaas; Strebelow, Günter; Ulrich, Reiner G.; Schinköthe, Jan; Teifke, Jens P.; Conraths, Franz J.; Mettenleiter, Thomas C.

    2017-01-01

    In November 2016, an influenza A(H5N8) outbreak caused deaths of wild birds and domestic poultry in Germany. Clade 2.3.4.4 virus was closely related to viruses detected at the Russia–Mongolia border in 2016 but had new polymerase acidic and nucleoprotein segments. These new strains may be more efficiently transmitted to and shed by birds. PMID:28055819

  17. Structural and theoretical study on the 1:2 addition complex of 1,2,4,5-bis{8‧,11‧-dithia[4.3.3]propella(3‧,4‧)}benzene with I2

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    Szlachcic, Paweł; Seidler, Tomasz; Stadnicka, Katarzyna

    2013-02-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, C22H26S4·2I2, contains two centrosymmetric molecules of 1,2,4,5-bis{8',11'-dithia[4.3.3]propella(3',4')}benzene, and four I2 molecules in the unit cell of space group P21/c. The cyclohexene rings adopt boat conformation, whereas tetrahydrothiophene rings have envelope conformation. The iodine molecules are linked to one type of the sulphur atoms of the propellane molecule by a charge-transfer bond, with S⋯I distance of 2.7844(12) and I-I = 2.8153(5) Å. The second type of symmetrically independent sulphur atoms are engaged in a weak interaction of C-H⋯S type with the H⋯S distance of 3.09(1) Å. The geometry optimisation of the crystal structure at the B3LYP level with MIDI! basis set gave good agreement with the experimental data (S⋯I distance of 2.754 and I-I = 2.923 Å). NBO analysis for the complex showed that the S⋯I interaction is due to charge transfer from the lone pair on the sulphur to the vacant σ* orbital of the I2 acceptor.

  18. A new uranyl niobate sheet in the cesium uranyl niobate Cs{sub 9}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}

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    Saad, S.; Obbade, S. Yagoubi, S.; Renard, C.; Abraham, F.

    2008-04-15

    A new cesium uranyl niobate, Cs{sub 9}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}] or Cs{sub 9}U{sub 8}Nb{sub 5}O{sub 41} has been synthesized by high-temperature solid-state reaction, using a mixture of U{sub 3}O{sub 8}, Cs{sub 2}CO{sub 3} and Nb{sub 2}O{sub 5}. Single crystals were obtained by incongruent melting of a starting mixture with metallic ratio=Cs/U/Nb=1/1/1. The crystal structure of the title compound was determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data, and solved in the monoclinic system with the following crystallographic data: a=16.729(2) A, b=14.933(2) A, c=20.155(2) A{beta}=110.59(1){sup o}, P2{sub 1}/c space group and Z=4. The crystal structure was refined to agreement factors R{sub 1}=0.049 and wR{sub 2}=0.089, calculated for 4660 unique observed reflections with I{>=}2{sigma}(I), collected on a BRUKER AXS diffractometer with MoK{alpha} radiation and a CCD detector. In this structure the UO{sub 7} uranyl pentagonal bipyramids are connected by sharing edges and corners to form a uranyl layer {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[U{sub 8}O{sub 36}] corresponding to a new anion-sheet topology, and creating triangular, rectangular and square vacant sites. The two last sites are occupied by Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8} entities and NbO{sub 5} square pyramids, respectively, to form infinite uranyl niobate sheets {sub {infinity}}{sup 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 8}O{sub 4}(NbO{sub 5})(Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8}){sub 2}]{sup 9-} stacking along the [010] direction. The Nb{sub 2}O{sub 8} entities result from two edge-shared NbO{sub 5} square pyramids. The Cs{sup +} cations are localized between layers and ensured the cohesion of the structure. The cesium cation mobility between the uranyl niobate sheets was studied by electrical measurements. The conductivity obeys the Arrhenius law in all the studied temperature domains. The observed low conductivity values with high activation energy may be explained by the strong connection of the Cs{sup +} cations to the infinite

  19. ent-Epiafzelechin-(4alpha-->8)-epiafzelechin extracted from Cassia javanica inhibits herpes simplex virus type 2 replication.

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    Cheng, Hua-Yew; Yang, Chien-Min; Lin, Ta-Chen; Shieh, Den-En; Lin, Chun-Ching

    2006-02-01

    Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a ubiquitous organism that causes infections in human populations throughout the world. It causes a variety of diseases ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening. In this study, ent-epiafzelechin-(4alpha-->8)-epiafzelechin (EEE) extracted from the fresh leaves of Cassia javanica L. agnes de Wit (Leguminosae) was investigated for its in vitro anti-HSV-2 activity using XTT and plaque reduction assays. Results showed that EEE inhibited HSV-2 replication in a dose-dependent manner. The IC50 value was 83.8 +/- 10.9 and 166.8 +/- 12.9 microM for XTT and plaque reduction assays, respectively. EEE did not affect the viability and the proliferation of cells at antiviral concentrations. Mechanistic studies demonstrated that EEE prevented HSV-2 from penetrating the cell and also interfered with HSV-2 replication at the late stage of its life cycle. It also disturbed virus attachment but the inhibitory effect was minor. In summary, the conclusion of this study was that EEE exhibits various modes of action in suppressing HSV-2 multiplication.

  20. Influence of incommensurate modulation on the optical properties of the solid solution ((CH3)4N)2ZnCl2.8Br1.2

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    Kremers, M.; Meekes, H.

    1996-08-01

    This paper reports on measurements with a high-accuracy universal polarimeter of the birefringence, optical activity, and indicatrix rotation in incommensurately modulated ((CH3)4N)2ZnCl2.8Br1.2 crystals. It is shown that in this solid solution the inversion symmetry is broken already in the paraelastic phase, due to the inhomogeneous distribution of Cl and Br over the zinc-halide tetrahedra. This, however, allows one to study the influence of the incommensurate modulation on a nonzero optical activity. This influence is clearly shown for a sample in which, moreover, the modulation wave vector is believed to lock at several commensurate values.

  1. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture 2-Chloroethanol C2H5ClO + C4H8O2 Ethyl ethanoate (VMSD1511, LB4798_V)

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    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes III' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture 2-Chloroethanol C2H5ClO + C4H8O2 Ethyl ethanoate (VMSD1511, LB4798_V)' providing data from direct measurement of low-pressure thermodynamic speed of sound at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  2. [Te8][NbOCl4]2 containing an infinite chain-like {[Te-Te-Te-(Te5)]2+}n polycation.

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    Feldmann, Claus; Freudenmann, Dominic

    2012-10-01

    The title compound, [Te(8)][NbOCl(4)](2), was obtained as translucent black crystals by reaction of elemental tellurium, niobium(V) chloride and niobium(V) oxychloride in the ionic liquid BMImCl (BMImCl is 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride). The synthesis was performed in argon-filled glass ampoules. According to X-ray structure analysis based on single crystals, the title compound crystallizes with triclinic lattice symmetry and consists of infinite {[Te(8)](2+)}(n) cations associated with pyramidal [NbOCl(4)](-) anions. The novel catena-octatellurium(2+) cation is composed of Te(5) rings that are linked via Te(3) units [Te-Te = 2.6455 (18)-2.8164 (19) Å]. The composition and purity of [Te(8)][NbOCl(4)](2) were further confirmed by energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDX) analysis.

  3. Immunolocalization of FGF-2, -7, -8, -10 and FGFR-1-4 during regeneration of the rat submandibular gland.

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    Shimizu, Osamu; Yasumitsu, Tomohiro; Shiratsuchi, Hiroshi; Oka, Shunichi; Watanabe, Tatsuhisa; Saito, Tadahito; Yonehara, Yoshiyuki

    2015-10-01

    Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) play important roles in the development of the submandibular gland. Although regeneration of submandibular glands follows a similar process to their development, it is unknown how FGFs and FGFRs are distributed during regeneration of submandibular gland. The aim of this study was to determine the localization of FGFs and FGFRs during such regenerative processes. After 7 days' obstruction, the submandibular glands were collected at days 0, 1, 3, 7, 11 and 14 after duct release to study regeneration. The regenerative processes of the submandibular gland were investigated by immunohistochemistry for FGF-2, 7, 8, 10 and FGFR-1-4. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that FGF-2 was moderately expressed in the epithelial cells of duct-like structures (DLS) and newly formed acinar cells (NFAC) at days 0-7, and strongly in intercalated duct (ICD) at control gland and Day 7-14. FGF-7 was localized moderately in NFAC and DLS. FGF-8 was localized moderately in the epithelial cells of DLS during regeneration. Strong positive immunoreactions for FGF-10 were found in NFAC and the epithelial cells of DLS during regeneration, as well as the ICD and lateral surfaces of the maturing acinar cells (MAC). FGFR-1 was expressed moderately in the ICD, and weakly in the NFAC and MAC. Positive immunoreactions for FGFR-2 were not observed during regeneration. Additionally, FGFR-4 was detected strongly in the ICD and slightly in NFAC. These findings suggest that FGF-2, -7, -8 and -10 play important roles in NFAC, MAC, and DLS through FGFR-1 and -4 during regeneration of submandibular gland.

  4. Crystal structure of (1R,2S,4R,7R,8S,9R)-3,3-dichloro-8,9-epoxy-4,8,12,12-tetramethyltricyclo[5.5.0.02,4]dodecane

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    Benzalim, Ahmed; Auhmani, Aziz; Ait Itto, My Youssef; Daran, Jean-Claude; Auhmani, Abdelwahed

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C16H24Cl2O, is built up from two fused six- and seven-membered rings which bear a di­chloro­cyclo­propane group and an ep­oxy group, respectively. In the mol­ecule, the six-membered ring adopts an envelope configuration with the C atom linking the ep­oxy ring at the flap, while the seven-membered ring adopts a boat–sofa conformation. PMID:26396785

  5. Natural Polymorphisms in Tap2 Influence Negative Selection and CD4∶CD8 Lineage Commitment in the Rat

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    Tuncel, Jonatan; Haag, Sabrina; Yau, Anthony C. Y.; Norin, Ulrika; Baud, Amelie; Lönnblom, Erik; Maratou, Klio; Ytterberg, A. Jimmy; Ekman, Diana; Thordardottir, Soley; Johannesson, Martina; Gillett, Alan; Stridh, Pernilla; Jagodic, Maja; Olsson, Tomas; Fernández-Teruel, Alberto; Zubarev, Roman A.; Mott, Richard; Aitman, Timothy J.; Flint, Jonathan; Holmdahl, Rikard

    2014-01-01

    Genetic variation in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) affects CD4∶CD8 lineage commitment and MHC expression. However, the contribution of specific genes in this gene-dense region has not yet been resolved. Nor has it been established whether the same genes regulate MHC expression and T cell selection. Here, we assessed the impact of natural genetic variation on MHC expression and CD4∶CD8 lineage commitment using two genetic models in the rat. First, we mapped Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs) associated with variation in MHC class I and II protein expression and the CD4∶CD8 T cell ratio in outbred Heterogeneous Stock rats. We identified 10 QTLs across the genome and found that QTLs for the individual traits colocalized within a region spanning the MHC. To identify the genes underlying these overlapping QTLs, we generated a large panel of MHC-recombinant congenic strains, and refined the QTLs to two adjacent intervals of ∼0.25 Mb in the MHC-I and II regions, respectively. An interaction between these intervals affected MHC class I expression as well as negative selection and lineage commitment of CD8 single-positive (SP) thymocytes. We mapped this effect to the transporter associated with antigen processing 2 (Tap2) in the MHC-II region and the classical MHC class I gene(s) (RT1-A) in the MHC-I region. This interaction was revealed by a recombination between RT1-A and Tap2, which occurred in 0.2% of the rats. Variants of Tap2 have previously been shown to influence the antigenicity of MHC class I molecules by altering the MHC class I ligandome. Our results show that a restricted peptide repertoire on MHC class I molecules leads to reduced negative selection of CD8SP cells. To our knowledge, this is the first study showing how a recombination between natural alleles of genes in the MHC influences lineage commitment of T cells. PMID:24586191

  6. One-step catalytic asymmetric synthesis of all-syn deoxypropionate motif from propylene: Total synthesis of (2R,4R,6R,8R)-2,4,6,8-tetramethyldecanoic acid

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    Ota, Yusuke; Murayama, Toshiki; Nozaki, Kyoko

    2016-01-01

    In nature, many complex structures are assembled from simple molecules by a series of tailored enzyme-catalyzed reactions. One representative example is the deoxypropionate motif, an alternately methylated alkyl chain containing multiple stereogenic centers, which is biosynthesized by a series of enzymatic reactions from simple building blocks. In organic synthesis, however, the majority of the reported routes require the syntheses of complex building blocks. Furthermore, multistep reactions with individual purifications are required at each elongation. Here we show the construction of the deoxypropionate structure from propylene in a single step to achieve a three-step synthesis of (2R,4R,6R,8R)-2,4,6,8-tetramethyldecanoic acid, a major acid component of a preen-gland wax of the graylag goose. To realize this strategy, we focused on the coordinative chain transfer polymerization and optimized the reaction condition to afford a stereo-controlled oligomer, which is contrastive to the other synthetic strategies developed to date that require 3–6 steps per unit, with unavoidable byproduct generation. Furthermore, multiple oligomers with different number of deoxypropionate units were isolated from one batch, showing application to the construction of library. Our strategy opens the door for facile synthetic routes toward other natural products that share the deoxypropionate motif. PMID:26908873

  7. Crystal field influence on the {sup 8}S{sub 7/2} ground state splitting of Bk{sup 4+} in CeF{sub 4}.

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    Brito, H. F.; Liu, G. K.; Chemistry; Univ. of San Paulo

    2000-03-01

    The one-particle models of crystal-field theory provide a qualitative interpretation for the observed ground state splitting of four Kramers doublets of the {sup 8}S{sub 7/2} of Bk{sup 4+} doped into CeF{sub 4}. A set of nine nonzero (B{sup k}{sub q}) parameters corresponding a C{sub 2v} point symmetry provide a very good correlation between the experimental data and simulated energy level schemes within a rms deviation of 13.7 cm{sup -1}. The calculated and experimental energy values have the same order-of-magnitude for the ground state and excited components. The total ground state splitting of the S-state ions of f-elements such as Bk{sup 4+} in CeF{sub 4} is larger when compared with Cm{sup 3+} :LaCl{sub 3} and Gd{sup 3+} :La(C{sub 2}H{sub 5}SO{sub 4}){sub 3}-9H{sub 2}O ions. The so-called crystal-field strength parameter, N{sub v}, increases as a function of the increasing maximum splitting of the ground state due to a decrease in the participation of the pure {sup 8}S{sub 7/2} in the final composition of the ground state eigenvector.

  8. Crystal structure evolution and luminescence properties of color tunable solid solution phosphors Ca(2+x)La(8-x)(SiO4)(6-x)(PO4)xO2:Eu(2+).

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    Xia, Yufei; Chen, Jian; Liu, Yan-gai; Molokeev, Maxim S; Guan, Ming; Huang, Zhaohui; Fang, Minghao

    2016-01-21

    A series of apatite solid solution phosphors Ca(2+x)La(8-x)(SiO4)(6-x)(PO4)xO2:Eu(2+) (x = 0,2,4,6) were synthesized by a conventional high-temperature solid-state reaction. The phase purity was examined using XRD, XPS and XRF. The crystal structure information, such as the concentration, cell parameters and occupation rate, was analyzed using a Rietveld refinement, demonstrating that the Eu(2+) activated the Ca2La8(SiO4)6O2 and Ca8La2(PO4)6O2 to form continuous solid solution phosphors. Different behaviors of luminescence evolution in response to structural variation were verified among the series of phosphors. Two kinds of Eu(2+) ion sites were proved using low temperature PL spectra (8k) and room temperature decay curves. The substitution of large La(3+) ions by small Ca(2+) ions induced a decreased crystal field splitting of the Eu(2+) ions, which caused an increase in emission energy from the 5d excited state to the 4f ground state and a resultant blue-shift from 508 nm to 460 nm. Therefore, with the crystal structure evolution, the emitted color of the series of phosphors could be tuned from green to blue by adjusting the ratio of Ca/La.

  9. Superconductivity in Ca10(Ir4As8)(Fe2As2)5 with Square-Planar Coordination of Iridium

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    Kudo, Kazutaka; Mitsuoka, Daisuke; Takasuga, Masaya; Sugiyama, Yuki; Sugawara, Kento; Katayama, Naoyuki; Sawa, Hiroshi; Kubo, Hiroaki S.; Takamori, Kenta; Ichioka, Masanori; Fujii, Tatsuo; Mizokawa, Takashi; Nohara, Minoru

    2013-01-01

    We report the unprecedented square-planar coordination of iridium in the iron iridium arsenide Ca10(Ir4As8)(Fe2As2)5. This material experiences superconductivity at 16 K. X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and first-principles band calculation suggest Ir(II) oxidation state, which yields electrically conductive Ir4As8 layers. Such metallic spacer layers are thought to enhance the interlayer coupling of Fe2As2, in which superconductivity emerges, thus offering a way to control the superconducting transition temperature. PMID:24173038

  10. Probes for narcotic receptor mediated phenomena. 40.1 N-Substituted cis-4a-ethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9a-hexahydrobenzofuro[2,3-c]pyridin-8-ols

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    Iyer, Malliga R.; Lee, Yong Sok; Deschamps, Jeffrey R.; Rothman, Richard B.; Dersch, Christina M.; Jacobson, Arthur E.; Rice, Kenner C.

    2009-01-01

    A series of N-substituted rac-cis-4a-ethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9a-hexahydrobenzofuro[2,3-c]pyridin-8-ols have been prepared using a simple synthetic route previously designed for synthesis of related cis-2-methyl-4a-alkyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9a-hexahydrobenzofuro[2,3-c]pyridin-6-ols. The new phenolic compounds, where the aromatic hydroxy moiety is situated ortho to the oxygen atom in the oxide-bridged ring, do not interact as well as the pyridin-6-ols with opioid receptors. The N-para-fluorophenethyl derivative had the highest μ-opioid receptor affinity of the examined compounds (Ki = 0.35 μM). PMID:20005115

  11. (2R)-4-Oxo-4[3-(Trifluoromethyl)-5,6-diihydro:1,2,4}triazolo[4,3-a}pyrazin-7(8H)-y1]-1-(2,4,5-trifluorophenyl)butan-2-amine: A Potent, Orally Active Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV Inhibitor for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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    Kim, D.; Wang, L.; Beconi, M.; Eiermann, G.; Fisher, M.; He, H.; Hickey, G.; Kowalchick, Jennifer; Leiting, Barbara; Lyons, K.; Marsilio, F.; McCann, F.; Patel, R.; Petrov, A.; Scapin, G.; Patel, S.; Roy, R.; Wu, J.; Wyvratt, M.; Zhang, B.; Zhu, L.; Thornberry, N.; Weber, A.

    2010-11-10

    A novel series of {beta}-amino amides incorporating fused heterocycles, i.e., triazolopiperazines, were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. (2R)-4-Oxo-4-[3-(trifluoromethyl)-5,6-dihydro[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyrazin-7(8H)-yl]-1-(2,4,5-trifluorophenyl)butan-2-amine (1) is a potent, orally active DPP-IV inhibitor (IC{sub 50} = 18 nM) with excellent selectivity over other proline-selective peptidases, oral bioavailability in preclinical species, and in vivo efficacy in animal models. MK-0431, the phosphate salt of compound 1, was selected for development as a potential new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

  12. Synthesis, structures, electrochemical studies and antioxidant activity of 5-aryl-4-oxo-3,4,5,8-tetrahydropyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-7-carboxylic acids

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    Quiroga, Jairo; Romo, Pablo E.; Ortiz, Alejandro; Isaza, José Hipólito; Insuasty, Braulio; Abonia, Rodrigo; Nogueras, Manuel; Cobo, Justo

    2016-09-01

    The synthesis of 5-aryl-4-oxo-3,4,5,8-tetrahydropyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-7-carboxylic acids 3 from the reaction of 6-aminopyrimidines 1 with arylidene derivatives of pyruvic acid 2 under microwave and ultrasound irradiation is described. The orientation of cyclization process was determined by NMR measurements. The methodology provides advantages such as high yields and friendly to the environment without the use of solvents. The antioxidant properties, DPPH free radical scavenging, ORAC, and anodic potential oxidation of the new pyridopyrimidines were studied.

  13. Synthesis, spectral features and biological activity of some novel hetarylazo dyes derived from 8-chloro-4-hydroxyl-2-quinolone

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    Yahyazadeh, Asieh; Yousefi, Hessamoddin

    2014-01-01

    In this study, 8-chloro-4-hydroxyl-2-quinolone was synthesized from cyclocondensation of corresponding dianilide and subsequently used as a potent coupling component with some diazotized heterocyclic amines. These compounds were characterized by UV-vis, FT-IR, 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques and elemental analysis. Absorption spectra of these dyes were measured in six polar solvents and discussed with respect to the nature of solvents and substituted groups. The effects of acid, base, temperature and concentration on the visible absorption spectra of the dyes were reported. In addition, the antimicrobial activity of the dyes was explored in detail.

  14. Interrogating the superconductor Ca10(Pt4As8)(Fe2−xPtxAs2)5 Layer-by-layer

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    Kim, Jisun; Nam, Hyoungdo; Li, Guorong; Karki, A. B.; Wang, Zhen; Zhu, Yimei; Shih, Chih-Kang; Zhang, Jiandi; Jin, Rongying; Plummer, E. W.

    2016-01-01

    Ever since the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in layered cuprates, the roles that individual layers play have been debated, due to difficulty in layer-by-layer characterization. While there is similar challenge in many Fe-based layered superconductors, the newly-discovered Ca10(Pt4As8)(Fe2As2)5 provides opportunities to explore superconductivity layer by layer, because it contains both superconducting building blocks (Fe2As2 layers) and intermediate Pt4As8 layers. Cleaving a single crystal under ultra-high vacuum results in multiple terminations: an ordered Pt4As8 layer, two reconstructed Ca layers on the top of a Pt4As8 layer, and disordered Ca layer on the top of Fe2As2 layer. The electronic properties of individual layers are studied using scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S), which reveals different spectra for each surface. Remarkably superconducting coherence peaks are seen only on the ordered Ca/Pt4As8 layer. Our results indicate that an ordered structure with proper charge balance is required in order to preserve superconductivity. PMID:27739517

  15. Interrogating the superconductor Ca-10(Pt4As8)(Fe2-xPtxAs2)5 Layer-by-layer

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    Kim, Jisun; Zhu, Yimei; Nam, Hyoungdo; ...

    2016-10-14

    Ever since the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in layered cuprates, the roles that individual layers play have been debated, due to difficulty in layer-by-layer characterization. While there is similar challenge in many Fe-based layered superconductors, the newly-discovered Ca10(Pt4As8)(Fe2As2)5 provides opportunities to explore superconductivity layer by layer, because it contains both superconducting building blocks (Fe2As2 layers) and intermediate Pt4As8 layers. Cleaving a single crystal under ultra-high vacuum results in multiple terminations: an ordered Pt4As8 layer, two reconstructed Ca layers on the top of a Pt4As8 layer, and disordered Ca layer on the top of Fe2As2 layer. The electronic properties of individualmore » layers are studied using scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S), which reveals different spectra for each surface. Remarkably superconducting coherence peaks are seen only on the ordered Ca/Pt4As8 layer. Our results indicate that an ordered structure with proper charge balance is required in order to preserve superconductivity.« less

  16. Interrogating the superconductor Ca10(Pt4As8)(Fe2-xPtxAs2)5 Layer-by-layer.

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    Kim, Jisun; Nam, Hyoungdo; Li, Guorong; Karki, A B; Wang, Zhen; Zhu, Yimei; Shih, Chih-Kang; Zhang, Jiandi; Jin, Rongying; Plummer, E W

    2016-10-14

    Ever since the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in layered cuprates, the roles that individual layers play have been debated, due to difficulty in layer-by-layer characterization. While there is similar challenge in many Fe-based layered superconductors, the newly-discovered Ca10(Pt4As8)(Fe2As2)5 provides opportunities to explore superconductivity layer by layer, because it contains both superconducting building blocks (Fe2As2 layers) and intermediate Pt4As8 layers. Cleaving a single crystal under ultra-high vacuum results in multiple terminations: an ordered Pt4As8 layer, two reconstructed Ca layers on the top of a Pt4As8 layer, and disordered Ca layer on the top of Fe2As2 layer. The electronic properties of individual layers are studied using scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S), which reveals different spectra for each surface. Remarkably superconducting coherence peaks are seen only on the ordered Ca/Pt4As8 layer. Our results indicate that an ordered structure with proper charge balance is required in order to preserve superconductivity.

  17. The effect of pressure and silver impurity on the superconducting properties of the HTS YBa2Cu4O8

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    Kleiner, V. Z.; Ovcharenko, O. N.; San'kov, A. A.; Tereshina, N. S.; Finkel', V. A.

    1997-03-01

    The effect of uniform compression is studied on the superconducting transition temperature of the HTS ceramics YBa2(Cu1-xAgx)4O8±δ(x=0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15). It is shown that the pressure effect in these compounds differs considerably from that in the system YBa2(Cu1-xAgx)3O7-δ. The observed peculiarities are discussed on the basis of the van Hove anomaly in the electron energy spectrum of oxide cuprates. The correspondence of the superconducting properties of the 1-2-4 and 1-2-3 systems under pressure with certain models of high-temperature superconductivity is discussed. The nature of nonlinearity of the temperature dependence of the electrical resistance of the 1-2-4 system in the normal state and the effect of substitution of silver for copper on it are studied. The corresponding phase diagram is constructed. The correspondence of the observed increase in crossover temperature with the Nagaoza-Lee theory is discussed.

  18. 4,10-Dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxa-4,10-diazatetracyclo[5.5.0.05,903,11]dodecane Synthesis

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    Maksimowski, Paweł; Gołofit, Tomasz

    2013-07-01

    4,10-Dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxa-4,10-diazatetracyclo[5.5.0.05,903,11]dodecane (TEX) was obtained by nitrolysis of 1,4-diformyl-2,3,5,6-tetrahydroxypiperazine reaction using a mixture of fuming nitric acid and concentrated sulfuric acid. The optimal process temperature was 54-56°C. The yield of the synthesis depends inter alia on the rate the reactants are introduced into the reaction medium and on the time of conditioning of the reaction mixture. A maximal yield of ca. 40% was achieved at the reactant addition time of 2 h and conditioning time of 2 h. None of the other nitrating mixtures examined proved superior to the conventional nitrating mixture. The product was examined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) techniques and the results are reported.

  19. Raman and infrared spectroscopic characterization of the phosphate mineral paravauxite Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)28H2O

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    Frost, Ray L.; Scholz, Ricardo; Lópes, Andrés; Xi, Yunfei; Gobac, Željka Žigovečki; Horta, Laura Frota Campos

    2013-12-01

    We have undertaken a vibrational spectroscopic study of paravauxite the Siglo XX mine, Bustillo Province, northern of Potosí department, Bolivia. This mine is important source for rare and unusual secondary phosphate minerals and is the type locality for a number of rare phosphates such as vauxite, sigloite, metavauxite and for jeanbandyite. The chemical formula of the studied sample was determined as Fe0.952+,(Al0.07)Σ1.02(Al)2.09(PO4)1.97(OH)1.98·7.90(H2O). The Raman spectrum is dominated by an intense Raman band at 1020 cm-1 assigned to the PO43-ν1 symmetric stretching mode. Low intensity Raman bands found at 1058, 1115 and 1148 cm-1 are assigned to the PO43-ν3 antisymmetric stretching vibrations. Raman bands of paravauxite at 537, 570, 609 and 643 cm-1 are assigned to the ν4PO43- bending modes whilst the Raman bands at 393 and 420 cm-1 are due to the ν2PO43- bending modes. The Raman spectral profile of paravauxite in the hydroxyl stretching region is broad with component bands resolved at 3086, 3215, 3315, 3421, 3505 and 3648 cm-1. Vibrational spectroscopy enables the assessment of the molecular structure of paravauxite to be undertaken.

  20. Crystal structure and magnetic properties of Li,Cr-containing molybdates Li 3Cr(MoO 4) 3, LiCr(MoO 4) 2 and Li 1.8Cr 1.2(MoO 4) 3

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    Sarapulova, A.; Mikhailova, D.; Senyshyn, A.; Ehrenberg, H.

    2009-12-01

    Single crystals of LiCr(MoO 4) 2, Li 3Cr(MoO 4) 3 and Li 1.8Cr 1.2(MoO 4) 3 were grown by a flux method during the phase study of the Li 2MoO 4-Cr 2(MoO 4) 3 system at 1023 K. LiCr(MoO 4) 2 and Li 3Cr(MoO 4) 3 single phases were synthesized by solid-state reactions. Li 3Cr(MoO 4) 3 adopts the same structure type as Li 3In(MoO 4) 3 despite the difference in ionic radii of Cr 3+ and In 3+ for octahedral coordination. Li 3Cr(MoO 4) 3 is paramagnetic down to 7 K and shows a weak ferromagnetic component below this temperature. LiCr(MoO 4) 2 is isostructural with LiAl(MoO 4) 2 and orders antiferromagnetically below 20 K. The magnetic structure of LiCr(MoO 4) 2 was determined from low-temperature neutron diffraction and is based on the propagation vektor k⇒=({1}/{2},{1}/{2},0). The ordered magnetic moments were refined to 2.3(1) μ B per Cr-ion with an easy axis close to the [1 1 1¯] direction. A magnetic moment of 4.37(3) μ B per Cr-ion was calculated from the Curie constant for the paramagnetic region. The crystal structures of the hitherto unknown Li 1.8Cr 1.2(MoO 4) 3 and LiCr(MoO 4) 2 are compared and reveal a high degree of similarity: In both structures MoO 4-tetrahedra are isolated from each other and connected with CrO 6 and LiO 5 via corners. In both modifications there are Cr 2O 10 fragments of edge-sharing CrO 6-octahedra.

  1. Systematic study of spin crossover and structure in [Co(terpyRX)2](Y)2 systems (terpyRX = 4'-alkoxy-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine, X = 4, 8, 12, Y = BF4(-), ClO4(-), PF6(-), BPh4(-)).

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    Nielsen, Pia; Toftlund, Hans; Bond, Andrew D; Boas, John F; Pilbrow, John R; Hanson, Graeme R; Noble, Christopher; Riley, Mark J; Neville, Suzanne M; Moubaraki, Boujemaa; Murray, Keith S

    2009-08-03

    A family of spin crossover cobalt(II) complexes of the type [Co(terpyRX)(2)](Y)(2) x nH(2)O (X = 4, 8, 12 and Y = BF(4)(-), ClO(4)(-), PF(6)(-), BPh(4)(-)) has been synthesized, whereby the alkyl chain length, RX, and counteranion, Y, have been systematically varied. The structural (single crystal X-ray diffraction) and electronic (magnetic susceptibility, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)) properties have been investigated within this family of compounds. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of [Co(terpyR8)(2)](ClO(4))(2), [Co(terpyR8)(2)](BF(4))(2) x H(2)O, and [Co(terpyR4)(2)](PF(6))(2) x 3 H(2)O, at 123 K, revealed compressed octahedral low spin Co(II) environments and showed varying extents of disorder in the alkyl tail portions of the terpyRX ligands. The magnetic and EPR studies were focused on the BF(4)(-) family and, for polycrystalline solid samples, revealed that the spin transition onset temperature (from low to high spin) decreased as the alkyl chain lengthened. EPR studies of polycrystalline powder samples confirmed these results, showing signals only due to the low spin state at the temperatures seen in magnetic measurements. Further to this, simultaneous simulation of the EPR spectra of frozen solutions of [Co(terpyR8)(2)](BF(4))(2) x H(2)O, recorded at S-, X-, and Q-band frequencies, allowed accurate determination of the g and A values of the low spin ground state. The temperature dependence of the polycrystalline powder EPR spectra of this and the R4 and R12 complexes is explained in terms of Jahn-Teller effects using the warped Mexican hat potential energy surface model perturbed by the low symmetry of the ligands. While well recognized in Cu(II) systems, this is one of the few times this approach has been used for Co(II).

  2. Thermal reactions of uranium metal, UO 2, U 3O 8, UF 4, and UO 2F 2 with NF 3 to produce UF 6

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    McNamara, Bruce; Scheele, Randall; Kozelisky, Anne; Edwards, Matthew

    2009-11-01

    This paper demonstrates that NF 3 fluorinates uranium metal, UO 2, UF 4, UO 3, U 3O 8, and UO 2F 2·2H 2O to produce the volatile UF 6 at temperatures between 100 and 550 °C. Thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis reaction profiles are described that reflect changes in the uranium fluorination/oxidation state, physiochemical effects, and instances of discrete chemical speciation. Large differences in the onset temperatures for each system investigated implicate changes in mode of the NF 3 gas-solid surface interaction. These studies also demonstrate that NF 3 is a potential replacement fluorinating agent in the existing nuclear fuel cycle and in actinide volatility reprocessing.

  3. DFT studies on a high energy density cage compound 4-trinitroethyl-2,6,8,10,12-pentanitrohezaazaisowurtzitane.

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    Zhang, Jian-ying; Du, Hong-chen; Wang, Fang; Gong, Xue-dong; Huang, Yin-sheng

    2011-06-23

    Polynitro cage compound 4-trinitroethyl-2,6,8,10,12-pentanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane has the same framework with but higher stability than CL-20 and is a potential new high energy density compound (HEDC). In this paper, the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) method of density functional theory (DFT) has been used to study its heat of formation, IR spectrum, and thermodynamic properties. The stability of the compound was evaluated by the bond dissociation energies. The calculated results show that the first step of pyrolysis is the rupture of the N-NO(2) bond in the side chain and verify the experimental observation that the title compound has better stability than CL-20. The crystal structure obtained by molecular mechanics belongs to the P2(1)2(1)2(1) space group, with lattice parameters a = 12.59 Å, b = 10.52 Å, c = 12.89 Å, Z = 4, and ρ = 2.165 g·cm(-3). Both the detonation velocity of 9.767 km·s(-1) and the detonation pressure of 45.191 GPa estimated using the Kamlet-Jacobs equation are better than those of CL-20. Considering that this cage compound has a better detonation performance and stability than CL-20, it may be a superior HEDC.

  4. Synthesis and oxidation behavior of 2,4,5,7,8-pentamethyl-4H-1,3-benzodioxin-6-ol, a multifunctional oxatocopherol-type antioxidant.

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    Rosenau, Thomas; Potthast, Antje; Elder, Thomas; Lange, Thomas; Sixta, Herbert; Kosma, Paul

    2002-05-31

    2,4,5,7,8-Pentamethyl-4H-1,3-benzodioxin-6-ol (PBD, 1) is a novel 3-oxa-tocopherol-type stabilizer, which is obtained as a mixture of two diastereomers by condensation of trimethylhydroquinone with acetaldehyde in an acid-catalyzed reaction. The oxidation behavior of 1 is governed by the amount of water available. In aqueous media, 1 is oxidized by one oxidation equivalent to 2,5-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethylacetophenone (3) via 2-(1-hydroxyethyl)-3,5,6-trimethylbenzo-1,4-quinone (2). The acid-catalyzed conversion of 2 into 3 proceeds in solution with first-order kinetics with regard to 2 but works also in solid phase. Oxidation in the presence of just 1 equiv of water produces acetophenone 3 as well, but according to a different mechanism involving o-quinone methide 5 and styrene derivative 6, from which finally acetaldehyde is released. A [1,5]-sigmatropic proton shift from the C-4a methyl group to the exocyclic methylene group in 5 causes formation of 6, as demonstrated by labeling experiments. In addition, the presence of both intermediates was proven by hetero-Diels-Alder trapping reactions. In the absence of water, oxidation of 1 produces chromenone 10 via the intermediates 5 and 6 and chromanone 9, and oxidation of 9 to 10 is preferred to oxidation of starting material 1. When the formation of an exocyclic methylene group at C-4 is impossible as a result of structural prerequisites, as in the diphenyl derivative 12, the initially generated o-quinone methide 5 cannot form 6 but undergoes dimerization to spiro-compounds. The transformation of p-quinone 2 into acetophenone 3 might contribute to the chemistry of tocopherols oxidized at C-4, i.e., 4-hydroxy-alpha-tocopherol and 4-oxo-alpha-tocopherol, which have been proposed as precursors of natural vitamin E metabolites.

  5. Syntheses and structures of two new M 6L i8(N 3) a6 cluster-unit based compounds: Cs 4Re 6S 8(N 3) 6·H 2O and Na 2Mo 6Br 8(N 3) 6·2H 2O

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    Pilet, Guillaume; Cordier, Stéphane; Golhen, Stéphane; Perrin, Christiane; Ouahab, Lahcène; Perrin, André

    2003-09-01

    The two new cluster compounds, Cs 4Re 6S 8(N 3) 6·H 2O (1) and Na 2Mo 6Br 8(N 3) 6·2H 2O (2), have been prepared via solution chemistry route, starting from the Cs 4Re 6S 8Br 6CsBr and Mo 6Br 12 precursors synthesized by solid state chemistry techniques, and structurally characterized (crystal data: Cs 4Re 6S 8(N 3) 6·H 2O (1): Orthorhombic, space group Pnam, a=10.0651(1) Å, b=15.8856(2) Å, c=20.1714(3) Å, V=3225.2(7) Å 3, Z=4, dcalc=4.48 g cm -3, μ=27.43 mm -1; Na 2Mo 6Br 8(N 3) 6·2H 2O (2): Orthorhombic, space group Ibam, a=11.5643(3) Å, b=14.3959(5) Å, c=17.0340(7) Å, V=2835.8(2) Å 3, Z=4, dcalc=3.63 g cm -3, μ=13.91 mm -1). Their structures revealed that in both cases, the M 6L i8 cluster core remains unchanged in the starting and final compounds whereas the bromine apical ligands (Br a) are substituted by N 3 azide groups leading to M 6L i8(N 3) a6 cluster unit. The new Cs 4Re 6S 8(N 3) 6·H 2O is the first example of a compound containing an octahedral rhenium cluster coordinated to azide groups.

  6. A C2-symmetric antimonato polyoxovanadate cluster [V16Sb4O42(H2O)](8-) derived from the {V18O42} archetype.

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    Antonova, Elena; Näther, Christian; Kögerler, Paul; Bensch, Wolfgang

    2012-06-21

    The new antimonato polyoxovanadate [V(IV)(16)Sb(III)(4)O(42)(H(2)O)](8-) cluster (1a) is the main structural motif of the solvothermally obtained compound {(trenH(2))Zn(tren)}(2)[V(16)Sb(4)O(42)(H(2)O)]·xH(2)O (x = 6-10) (1) (tren = tris(2-aminoethyl)amine). The C(2)-symmetric cluster structure is closely related to the {V(18)O(42)} archetype. 1 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c with a = 30.7070(19) Å, b = 13.9512(5) Å, c = 23.1435(14) Å, β = 128.076(6)°, and V = 7804.8(7) Å(3). The orientation of the [Sb(III)(2)O(5)](4-) groups in each cluster leads to intermolecular Sb···O contacts and the formation of channels between the clusters. [Zn(tren)(trenH(2))] complexes with trigonal bipyramidal coordination environments are located between the [V(16)Sb(4)O(42)(H(2)O)](8-) anions, and form a three dimensional network with them via strong N-H···O hydrogen bonds. Up to 250 °C crystal water molecules are emitted, which are reversibly incorporated in humid air.

  7. Strong anisotropy within a Heisenberg model in the Jeff=12 insulating state of Sr2Ir0.8Ru0.2O4

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    Calder, Stuart A.; Kim, J. W.; Taylor, Alice E.; ...

    2016-12-28

    The dispersive magnetic excitations in Sr2IrO4 have previously been well described within an isospin-1/2 Heisenberg model on a square lattice that revealed parallels with La2CuO4. In this paper, we investigate the inelastic spectra of Sr2Ir0.8Ru0.2O4 with resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) at the Ir L3 edge. The results are well described using linear spin-wave theory within a similar Heisenberg model applicable to Sr2IrO4; however, the disorder induced by the substitution of 20% Ir4+ ions for Ru4+ removes longer range exchange interactions. A large spin gap (40 meV) is measured indicating strong anisotropy from spin-orbit coupling that is manifest due tomore » the altered magnetic structure in Sr2Ir0.8Ru0.2O4 with c-axis aligned moments compared to the basal plane moments in the parent. Finally, collectively the results indicate the robustness of a Heisenberg model description even when the magnetic structure is altered and the Jeff = 1/2 moments are diluted.« less

  8. Tetranuclear [Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4] complexes as building blocks for new inorganic architectures: synthesis of coordination polymers and heteropolynuclear complexes with electrophilic d8 and d10 metal fragments.

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    Casado, Miguel A; Pérez-Torrente, Jesús J; Ciriano, Miguel A; Lahoz, Fernando J; Oro, Luis A

    2004-02-23

    The reaction of [Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(cod)4] (PyS2 = 2,6-pyridinedithiolate, cod = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) with CF3SO3Me gave the cationic complex [Rh(4)(mu-PyS(2)Me)(2)(cod)4][CF3SO3]2 (1) with two 6-(thiomethyl)pyridine-2-thiolate bridging ligands from the attack of Me+ at the terminal sulfur atoms of the starting material. Under identical conditions [Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(tfbb)4] (tfbb = tetrafluorobenzobarrelene) reacted with CF3SO3Me to give the mixed-ligand complex [Rh(4)(mu-PyS2)(mu-PyS2Me)(tfbb)4][CF3SO3] 2. The nucleophilicity of the bridging ligands in the complexes [Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4] was exploited to prepare heteropolynuclear species. Reactions with [Au(PPh3)(Me2CO)][ClO4] gave the hexanuclear complexes [(PPh3)2Au2Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4][ClO4]2 (diolefin = cod (3), tfbb (4)). The structure of 4, solved by X-ray diffraction methods, showed the coordination of the [Au(PPh3)]+ fragments to the peripheral sulfur atoms in [Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4] along with their interaction with the neighbor rhodium atoms. Neutral coordination polymers of formula [ClMRh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4]n (M = Cu (5, 6), Au (7)) result from the self-assembly of alternating [Rh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4] ([Rh4]) blocks and MCl linkers. The formation of the infinite polymetallic chains was found to be chiroselective for M = Cu; one particular chain contains exclusively homochiral [Rh4] complexes. Cationic heterometallic coordination polymers of formula [MRh4(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)4]n[BF4]n (M = Ag (8, 9), Cu (10, 11)) and [Rh5(mu-PyS2)2(diolefin)5]n[BF4]n (12, 13) result from the reactions of [Rh4] with [Cu(CH2CN)4]BF4, AgBF4, and [Rh(diolefin)(Me2CO)2]BF4, respectively. The heterometallic coordination polymers exhibit a weak electric conductivity in the solid state in the range (1.2-2.8) x 10(-7) S cm(-1).

  9. Synthesis and evaluation of 3-[(2,4-dioxo-1,3,8-triazaspiro[4.6]undec-3-yl)methyl]benzonitrile derivatives as potential anticonvulsants.

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    Madaiah, Malavalli; Prashanth, Maralekere K; Revanasiddappa, Hosakere D; Veeresh, Bantal

    2013-03-01

    New 3-[(2,4-dioxo-1,3,8-triazaspiro[4.6]undec-3-yl)methyl]benzonitrile derivatives 8-37 were synthesized and their pharmacological activities were determined with the objective to better understand their structure-activity relationship (SAR) for anticonvulsant activity. All the compounds were evaluated for their possible anticonvulsant activity by maximal electroshock seizure (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) test. Compounds 11, 18, 31, and 32 showed significant and protective effect on seizure, when compared with the standard drug valproate. The same compounds were found to exhibit advanced anticonvulsant activity as well as lower neurotoxicity than the reference drug. From this study, it is quite apparent that there are at least three parameters for the activity of anticonvulsant drugs, that is, a lipophilic domain, a hydrophobic center, and a two-electron donor.

  10. Synthesis and antirhinovirus activity of 8-substituted analogues of 6-(dimethylamino)-9-(4-methylbenzyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)-9H-purine.

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    Kelley, J L; Linn, J A; Selway, J W

    1991-01-01

    Several 8-substituted analogues of 6-(dimethylamino) -9-(4-methylbenzyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)-9H-purine (1) were synthesized and tested for activity against rhinovirus type 1B. Among 16 8-substituted analogues, the 8-amino (3) and 8-bromo (2) analogues were most active with IC50s of 0.36 and 1.4 microM, respectively, under conditions where 1 had an IC50 of 0.03 microM.

  11. Toxicity and disposition of 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran (4PeCDF) in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta)

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    Brewster, D.W.; Elwell, M.R.; Birnbaum, L.S.

    1988-04-01

    The toxicity and disposition of 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran (4PeCDF), a ubiquitous and acutely toxic environmental contaminant, was examined in three adult male Rhesus monkeys administered a single iv dose of 34 micrograms (0.1 mumol)/kg. Within 20 min, 4PeCDF was eliminated from the blood and was distributed to the liver, skin, adipose, and muscle tissues. Excretion occurred primarily via the feces with a minimum whole body half-life approximately 38 days. Within 7-14 days after administration, the packed cell volume and serum triglyceride and bile acid concentrations were significantly increased while serum cholesterol, protein, and albumin concentrations were decreased relative to pretreatment levels. Thyroid hormone levels were also altered with an increase in TSH and a decrease in T3 and T4 concentrations. After 28 days, two monkeys began exhibiting alopecia, hyperkeratinization of the toe and finger nails, facial chloracne-like lesions, and loss of body weight. They subsequently died 40 and 48 days after treatment. Similar symptoms of toxicity were observed in the third animal 58 days after 4PeCDF administration, but this animal appeared to fully recover and was administered 4PeCDF orally and (3H)1,2,3,7,8-pentachloro-dibenzofuran (1PeCDF) dermally 238 days after the initial iv dose. In this animal, approximately 2% of an oral dose of (14C)-4PeCDF was absorbed from the stomach and small intestine in 6 hr and was distributed mainly to the muscle and skin and less than 99% of a dermal dose of 1PeCDF remained at the site of application. Pathological findings in the monkeys that died indicated hyperplastic and metaplastic changes in the gastric mucosa, the Meibomian glands of the eyelid, and the ceruminous glands of the ear. Regression of these lesions was present in the surviving animal.

  12. 1. Mono([8]annulene)Uranium(4) half-sandwich complexes, 2. Novel syntheses of symmetrically substituted cyclooctatetetraenes

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    Boussie, T.R.

    1991-10-01

    A reproducible, high-yield synthesis of mono([8]annulene)uranium(4)dichloride (1) is reported, along with the X-ray crystal structural of the bis(pyridine) adduct. Metathesis reactions of the half-sandwich complex 1 with a variety of simple alkyl and alkoxy reagents failed to generate any isolable mono-ring complexes. Reactions of 1 with polydentate, delocalized anions did produce stable derivatives, including mono([8]annulene)uranium(4)bis(acetylacetonate) (4). An X-ray crystal structure of 4 is reported.

  13. 1. Mono((8)annulene)Uranium(4) half-sandwich complexes, 2. Novel syntheses of symmetrically substituted cyclooctatetetraenes

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    Boussie, T.R.

    1991-10-01

    A reproducible, high-yield synthesis of mono((8)annulene)uranium(4)dichloride (1) is reported, along with the X-ray crystal structural of the bis(pyridine) adduct. Metathesis reactions of the half-sandwich complex 1 with a variety of simple alkyl and alkoxy reagents failed to generate any isolable mono-ring complexes. Reactions of 1 with polydentate, delocalized anions did produce stable derivatives, including mono((8)annulene)uranium(4)bis(acetylacetonate) (4). An X-ray crystal structure of 4 is reported.

  14. Gene fusions AHRR-NCOA2, NCOA2-ETV4, ETV4-AHRR, P4HA2-TBCK, and TBCK-P4HA2 resulting from the translocations t(5;8;17)(p15;q13;q21) and t(4;5)(q24;q31) in a soft tissue angiofibroma

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    Panagopoulos, Ioannis; Gorunova, Ludmila; Viset, Trond; Heim, Sverre

    2016-01-01

    We present an angiofibroma of soft tissue with the karyotype 46,XY,t(4;5)(q24;q31),t(5;8;17)(p15;q13;q21) [8]/46,XY,t(1;14)(p31;q32)[2]/46,XY[3]. RNA-sequencing showed that the t(4;5)(q24;q31) resulted in recombination of the genes TBCK on 4q24 and P4HA2 on 5q31.1 with generation of an in-frame TBCK-P4HA2 and the reciprocal but out-of-frame P4HA2-TBCK fusion transcripts. The putative TBCK-P4HA2 protein would contain the kinase, the rhodanese-like domain, and the Tre-2/Bub2/Cdc16 (TBC) domains of TBCK together with the P4HA2 protein which is a component of the prolyl 4-hydroxylase. The t(5;8;17)(p15;q13;q21) three-way chromosomal translocation targeted AHRR (on 5p15), NCOA2 (on 8q13), and ETV4 (on 17q21) generating the in-frame fusions AHRR-NCOA2 and NCOA2-ETV4 as well as an out-of-frame ETV4-AHRR transcript. In the AHRR-NCOA2 protein, the C-terminal part of AHRR is replaced by the C-terminal part of NCOA2 which contains two activation domains. The NCOA2-ETV4 protein would contain the helix-loop-helix, PAS_9 and PAS_11, CITED domains, the SRC-1 domain of NCOA2 and the ETS DNA-binding domain of ETV4. No fusion gene corresponding to t(1;14)(p31;q32) was found. Our findings indicate that, in spite of the recurrence of AHRR-NCOA2 in angiofibroma of soft tissue, additional genetic events (or fusion genes) might be required for the development of this tumor. PMID:27633981

  15. Synthesis and X-ray structural investigation of K{sub 8}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 4}] . 2H{sub 2}O

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    Serezhkina, L. B.; Peresypkina, E. V.; Virovets, A. V.; Verevkin, A. G.; Pushkin, D. V.

    2009-01-15

    Single crystals of the compound K{sub 8}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}(SeO{sub 4})4] . 2H{sub 2}O (I) are synthesized, and their structure is investigated using X-ray diffraction. Compound I crystallizes in the monoclinic system with the unit cell parameters a = 14.9290(4) A, b = 7.2800(2) A, c = 15.3165(4) A, {beta} = 109.188(1){sup o}, V = 1572.17(7) A{sup 3}, space group P2{sub 1}/n, Z = 2, and R = 0.0297. The uranium-containing structural units of crystals I are dimers of the composition [(UO {sub 2}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 4}]{sup 8-}, which belong to the crystal-chemical group AB{sup 01}B{sup 2}M{sup 1} (A = UO{sub 2}{sup 2+}, B{sup 01} = C{sub 2}O{sub 4}{sup 2-}, B{sup 2} = SeO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, M{sup 1} = SeO{sub 4}{sup 2-}) of the uranyl complexes. The [(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 2}(SeO{sub 4}){sub 4}]{sup 8-} dimers are joined into a three-dimensional framework through electrostatic interactions with the outer-sphere potassium cations.

  16. Series of isostructural planar lanthanide complexes [Ln(III)4(mu3-OH)2(mdeaH)2(piv)8] with single molecule magnet behavior for the Dy4 analogue.

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    Abbas, Ghulam; Lan, Yanhua; Kostakis, George E; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Anson, Christopher E; Powell, Annie K

    2010-09-06

    A series of five isostructural tetranuclear lanthanide complexes of formula [Ln(4)(mu(3)-OH)(2)(mdeaH)(2)(piv)(8)], (mdeaH(2) = N-methyldiethanolamine; piv = pivalate; Ln = Tb (1), Dy (2), Ho (3), Er (4), and Tm (5)) have been synthesized and characterized. These clusters have a planar "butterfly" Ln(4) core. Magnetically, the Ln(III) ions are weakly coupled in all cases; the Dy(4) compound 2 shows Single Molecule Magnet (SMM) behavior.

  17. Photoluminescence Properties of Na+(Ba2+) and Nb5+(P5+)-Doped Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8 Phosphors

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    Mu, Jing Jing; Zheng, Gan Hong; Dai, Zhen Xiang; Zhang, Lin Yun; Zhu, Ya Nan

    2016-07-01

    A series of Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8: xNa+( yBa2+) and Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8: zNb5+(mP5+) phosphors are synthesized by solid-state reaction method and the photoluminescence (PL) properties are investigated. All phosphors exhibit bright red emission centered at ˜619 nm. Na+ and Ba2+, as the sensitizers for the luminescence of Eu3+, are found to improve significantly the PL intensity of these phosphors. For the Sr2.4Y0.2Eu0.2V2O8: xNa+( yBa2+) samples, the emission intensity increases with Na+(Ba2+) doping, and the strongest intensity is achieved in the case when x is 0.09 and y is 0.15. The introduction of Nb(P)O4 3- reduces the non-radiative energy transfer between neighboring VO4 3- and results in the energy transfer between VO4 3- and Eu3+, and eventually leads to the enhancement of Eu3+ emission. Comparing the doping effect of between Na and Ba, and the effect between Nb and P, respectively, it is found that both Na and P doping largely tend to improve the emission intensity. The relevant mechanisms have been discussed.

  18. Fermi surface pockets in the underdoped cuprate YBa2Cu4O8, - are they present in low magnetic fields?

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    Cooper, J. R.; Matusiak, M.; Loram, J. W.; Yelland, E. A.; Dabrowski, B.

    2008-03-01

    The observations of quantum oscillations in the underdoped cuprate superconductors, ortho-II YBa2Cu3O6.5 [1] and YBa2Cu4O8 (Y124) [2] at very high magnetic fields and low temperatures could lead to improved understanding of cuprate superconductivity. This will be especially true if the small Fermi surface (FS) pockets are still present at higher temperatures and lower magnetic fields. As pointed out in ref. [2] the pockets appear to have low Fermi energies ˜ 300 K, and could therefore give rise to T-dependent magnetic anisotropy in the normal state associated with Landau-Peierls diamagnetism. We report susceptibility anisotropy data for Y124 crystals up to 300 K, and discuss whether these data and zero field heat capacity data, are consistent with the properties of the FS pockets obtained from high field measurements. [1] N. Doiron-Leyraud, et al., Nature 447,565 (2007) [2] E.A. Yelland et al. arXiv:cond-mat/07070057.

  19. Anti-proliferative actions of 2-decylamino-5,8-dimethoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone in vascular smooth muscle cells

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    Lee, Jung-Jin; Zhang, Wei-Yun; Yi, Hyoseok; Kim, Yohan; Kim, In-Su; Shen, Gui-Nan; Song, Gyu-Yong; Myung, Chang-Seon

    2011-07-22

    Highlights: {yields} 2-Decylamino-DMNQ inhibited PDGF-BB-induced VSMC proliferation in a dose-dependent manner with no apparent cytotoxicity. {yields} 2-Decylamino-DMNQ inhibited PDGF-BB-induced phosphorylation of Erk1/2 and PLC{gamma}1. {yields} 2-Decylamino-DMNQ arrested a G{sub 0}/G{sub 1} cell cycle progression in association with pRb phosphorylation and PCNA expression. {yields} Both U0126, an Erk inhibitor, and U73122, a PLC{gamma} inhibitor, arrested a G{sub 0}/G{sub 1} phase of the cell cycle. -- Abstract: Naphthoquinone derivatives have been reported to possess various pharmacological activities, such as antiplatelet, anticancer, antifungal, and antiviral properties. In this study, we investigated the effects of a newly-synthesized naphthoquinone derivative, 2-decylamino-5,8-dimethoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone (2-decylamino-DMNQ), on VSMC proliferation and examined the molecular basis of the underlying mechanism. In a dose-dependent manner, 2-decylamino-DMNQ inhibited PDGF-stimulated VSMC proliferation with no apparent cytotoxic effect. While 2-decylamino-DMNQ did not affect PDGF-R{beta} or Akt, it did inhibit the phosphorylation of Erk1/2 and PLC{gamma}1 induced by PDGF. Moreover, 2-decylamino-DMNQ suppressed DNA synthesis through the arrest of cell cycle progression at the G{sub 0}/G{sub 1} phase, including the suppression of pRb phosphorylation and a decrease in PCNA expression, which was related to the downregulation of cell cycle regulatory factors, such as cyclin D1/E and CDK 2/4. It was demonstrated that both U0126, an Erk1/2 inhibitor, and U73122, a PLC{gamma} inhibitor, increased the proportion of cells in the G{sub 0}/G{sub 1} phase of the cell cycle. Thus, these results suggest that 2-decylamino DMNQ has an inhibitory effect on PDGF-induced VSMC proliferation and the mechanism of this action is through cell cycle arrest at the G{sub 0}/G{sub 1} phase. This may be a useful tool for studying interventions for vascular restenosis in coronary

  20. Electronic crossover in the normal state of YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}

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    Suter, A.; Mali, M.; Roos, J.; Brinkmann, D.; Karpinski, J.; Kaldis, E.

    1997-09-01

    By performing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR), respectively, with Cu, O, and Y isotopes in the normal state of the high-temperature superconductor YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}, we have found the following major results: (i) The Y, Cu, and O shift data support, for planes and chains, the validity of the {open_quotes}single-spin fluid model.{close_quotes} (ii) Around T{sup {dagger}}=180 K, {open_quotes}anomalies{close_quotes} in the temperature behavior of several NMR/NQR quantities have been detected. (iii) The anomalies do not arise from a structural phase transition; instead they reflect an electronic crossover which involves enhanced charge fluctuations in planes and chains accompanied by a charge (hole) transfer from chain to plane. (iv) As a possible mechanism of the crossover, a charge-density-wave instability is proposed. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  1. Effective Disappearance of the Meissner Signal in the Cuprate Superconductor YBa2Cu4O8 under Uniaxial Strain

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    Mito, Masaki; Imakyurei, Takumi; Deguchi, Hiroyuki; Matsumoto, Kaname; Hara, Hiroshi; Ozaki, Toshinori; Takeya, Hiroyuki; Takano, Yoshihiko

    2014-02-01

    The effects of uniaxial strain and hydrostatic pressure on YBa2Cu4O8 were investigated through magnetic measurements under stresses of up to 25 GPa. The out-of-plane (along the c-axis), in-plane (along the c-plane), and hydrostatic contractions all initially bring about an increase in the superconducting transition temperature (Tc). In the case of the out-of-plane and in-plane contractions, the Meissner signal disappears at a stress corresponding to about 10 GPa. However, under the hydrostatic contraction, the maximum Tc was about 100 K at 9-12 GPa, and the Meissner effect was observed at pressures of at least 16 GPa.

  2. Direct imaging of structural heterogeneity of the melt-spun Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy

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    Sato, Kazuhisa Takenaka, Kana; Makino, Akihiro; Hirotsu, Yoshihiko

    2015-06-15

    A structural heterogeneity of the melt-spun Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy has been studied by spherical aberration (C{sub s}) corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Hollow-cone illumination imaging revealed that the density of coherent scattering regions in the as-quenched Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy is much higher than that in the Fe{sub 76}Si{sub 9}B{sub 10}P{sub 5} bulk metallic glass. According to the C{sub s}-corrected TEM, crystalline atomic clusters, typically of ∼1 nm in diameter, are densely distributed in an amorphous matrix of Fe{sub 85.2}Si{sub 2}B{sub 8}P{sub 4}Cu{sub 0.8} alloy. Observation of four-fold and six-fold atomic arrangements of these clusters implies existence of Fe clusters with the body centered cubic structure. These Fe clusters must be responsible for the formation of ultrahigh-density α-Fe nanocrystals produced by post-annealing.

  3. Magnetic and transport properties of iron-platinum arsenide Ca10(Pt4-δAs8)(Fe2-xPtxAs2)5 single crystal

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    Ding, Qing-Ping; Tsuchiya, Yuji; Mohan, Shyam; Taen, Toshihiro; Nakajima, Yasuyuki; Tamegai, Tsuyoshi

    2012-03-01

    We report superconducting properties of single crystalline Ca10(Pt4-δAs8)(Fe2-xPtxAs2)5 by x-ray diffraction, magnetization, resistivity, and magneto-optical imaging measurements. The magnetization measurements reveal a fish-tail hysteresis loop and relatively high critical current density Jc ˜ 0.8 × 105 A/cm2 at low temperatures. The exponential temperature dependence of Jc, which arises from the nonlinear effective flux-creep activation energy, has been observed. The upper critical field determined by resistive transition shows a relatively large anisotropy. The magneto-optical images reveal a homogenous current flow within the crystal.

  4. Crystal structure of tris[(4,7,13,16,21,24-hexa-oxa-1,10-di-aza-bicyclo-[8.8.8]hexa-cosane-κ(8)N2,O6)rubidium] rubidium nona-stannide.

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    Klein, Wilhelm; He, Haiyan; Fässler, Thomas F

    2017-02-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, [Rb(C18H36N2O6)]3RbSn9, consists of deltahedral [Sn9](4-) cluster anions, Rb(+) cations and cryptand mol-ecules, which partially sequester the cations. Those cations, which are not coordinated by cryptand mol-ecules, are neighboured directly to the [Sn9](4-) clusters and inter-connect them to form ∞(1)[RbSn9](3-) chains. These chains extend parallel to [001] and are arranged in a pseudo-hexa-gonal rod packing, separated by the Rb-cryptand complex cations.

  5. Diversity of lanthanide(III)-organic extended frameworks with a 4,8-disulfonyl-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid ligand: syntheses, structures, and magnetic and luminescent properties.

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    Liu, Qing-Yan; Wang, Wu-Fang; Wang, Yu-Ling; Shan, Zeng-Mei; Wang, Ming-Sheng; Tang, Jinkui

    2012-02-20

    A sulfonate-carboxylate ligand, 4,8-disulfonyl-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid (H(4)-DSNDA), and eight new lanthanide coordination polymers {[Pr(4)(OH)(4)(DSNDA)(2)(H(2)O)(12)](H(2)O)(10)}(n) (1), [Ln(H(2)-DSNDA)(0.5)(DSNDA)(0.5)(H(2)O)(5)](n) (Ln = La(2), Nd(3), Sm(4), Eu(5), Gd(6), and Dy(7)), and {[Er(H-DSNDA)(H(2)O)(4)](H(2)O)}(n) (8) have been synthesized. Detailed crystal structures of these compounds have been investigated. Compound 1 has a 3D framework featuring the unique cubane-shaped [Pr(4)(μ(3)-OH)(4)] clusters and is a binodal 4,8-connected network with (4(16)·6(12))(4(4)·6(2))(2) topology. Compounds 2-7 are isostructural and have 2D layered structures. Compound 8 is also a 2D layer but belongs to different structural types. The luminescence behavior of compound Eu(5) shows that the π-rich aromatic organic ligands efficiently transfer the absorbed light energy to the Eu(III) ions, thus enhancing the overall luminescent properties of compound Eu(5). The magnetic properties of all compounds except for the diamagnetic La(2) compound have been investigated. In addition, elemental analysis, IR spectra, and thermogravimetric analysis of these compounds are also described.

  6. 5-Amino-3-eth­oxy-1,8,8-trimethyl-2-aza­bicyclo­[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene-4,6-dicarbo­nitrile

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    Chantrapromma, Suchada; Suwunwong, Thitipone; Ruanwas, Pumsak; Boonnak, Nawong; Fun, Hoong-Kun

    2012-01-01

    The title 2-aza­bicyclo­[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene derivative, C14H18N4O, crystallized out with two independent mol­ecules with similar conformations in the asymmetric unit. In each mol­ecule, the three six-membered rings adopt boat conformations. The mol­ecules exist in the enamine form. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯O and N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds into a two-dimensional network parallel to the ab plane. PMID:22969511

  7. CERES ERBE-like Instantaneous TOA Estimates (ES-8) in HDF (CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition2)

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    Wielicki, Bruce A. (Principal Investigator)

    The ERBE-like Monthly Geographical Averages (ES-4) product contains a month of space and time averaged Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The ES-4 is also produced for combinations of scanner instruments. For each observed 2.5-degree spatial region, the daily average, the hourly average over the month, and the overall monthly average of shortwave and longwave fluxes at the Top-of-the-Atmosphere (TOA) from the CERES ES-9 product are spatially nested up from 2.5-degree regions to 5- and 10-degree regions, to 2.5-, 5-, and 10-degree zonal averages, and to global monthly averages. For each nested area, the albedo and net flux are given. For each region, the daily average flux is estimated from an algorithm that uses the available hourly data, scene identification data, and diurnal models. This algorithm is 'like' the algorithm used for the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE). The following CERES ES4 data sets are currently available: CER_ES4_FM1+FM2_Edition1 CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition1 CER_ES4_PFM+FM1+FM2_Edition2 CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition1 CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition1 CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition1 CER_ES4_TRMM-PFM_Edition2 CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1 CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1 CER_ES4_FM1+FM2_Edition2 CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition2 CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition2 CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition1 CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition1 CER_ES4_FM1+FM2+FM3+FM4_Edition1 CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition2 CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition2 CER_ES4_FM1+FM3_Edition2 CER_ES4_FM1+FM4_Edition2 CER_ES4_PFM+FM1_Edition2 CER_ES4_PFM+FM2_Edition2 CER_ES4_Aqua-FM3_Edition1-CV CER_ES4_Aqua-FM4_Edition1-CV CER_ES4_Terra-FM1_Edition1-CV CER_ES4_Terra-FM2_Edition1-CV. [Location=GLOBAL] [Temporal_Coverage: Start_Date=1998-01-01; Stop_Date=2000-03-31] [Spatial_Coverage: Southernmost_Latitude=-90; Northernmost_Latitude=90; Westernmost_Longitude=-180; Easternmost_Longitude=180] [Data_Resolution: Latitude_Resolution=2.5 degree; Longitude_Resolution=2.5 degree; Horizontal

  8. Final analysis of proton form factor ratio data at Q2 = 4.0, 4.8, and 5.6 GeV2

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    Puckett, A. J. R.; Brash, E. J.; Gayou, O.; ...

    2012-04-11

    Recently published measurements of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio R = μp GEp/GMp at momentum transfers Q2 up to 8.5 GeV2 in Jefferson Lab Hall C deviate from the linear trend of previous measurements in Jefferson Lab Hall A, favoring a slower rate of decrease of R with Q2. While statistically compatible in the region of overlap with Hall A, the Hall C data hint at a systematic difference between the two experiments. This possibility was investigated in a reanalysis of the Hall A data. We find that the original analysis underestimated the background in the selection of elasticmore » events. The application of an additional cut to further suppress the background increases the results for R, improving the consistency between Halls A and C.« less

  9. Commensurate 4 a 0 -period charge density modulations throughout the Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+x pseudogap regime

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    Mesaros, Andrej; Fujita, Kazuhiro; Edkins, Stephen D.; ...

    2016-10-20

    Theories based upon strong real space (r-space) electron–electron interactions have long predicted that unidirectional charge density modulations (CDMs) with four-unit-cell (4a0) periodicity should occur in the hole-doped cuprate Mott insulator (MI). But, increasing the hole density p is reported to cause the conventionally defined wavevector QA of the CDM to evolve continuously as if driven primarily by momentum-space (k-space) effects. We introduce phase-resolved electronic structure visualization for determination of the cuprate CDM wavevector. Remarkably, this technique reveals a virtually doping-independent locking of the local CDM wavevector at |Q0|=2π/4a0 throughout the underdoped phase diagram of the canonical cuprate Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. Our observationsmore » have significant fundamental consequences because they are orthogonal to a k-space (Fermi-surface)–based picture of the cuprate CDMs but are consistent with strong-coupling r-space–based theories. Our findings imply that it is the latter that provides the intrinsic organizational principle for the cuprate CDM state.« less

  10. Commensurate 4a0-period charge density modulations throughout the Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x pseudogap regime

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    Mesaros, Andrej; Fujita, Kazuhiro; Edkins, Stephen D.; Hamidian, Mohammad H.; Eisaki, Hiroshi; Uchida, Shin-ichi; Davis, J. C. Séamus; Lawler, Michael J.; Kim, Eun-Ah

    2016-01-01

    Theories based upon strong real space (r-space) electron–electron interactions have long predicted that unidirectional charge density modulations (CDMs) with four-unit-cell (4a0) periodicity should occur in the hole-doped cuprate Mott insulator (MI). Experimentally, however, increasing the hole density p is reported to cause the conventionally defined wavevector QA of the CDM to evolve continuously as if driven primarily by momentum-space (k-space) effects. Here we introduce phase-resolved electronic structure visualization for determination of the cuprate CDM wavevector. Remarkably, this technique reveals a virtually doping-independent locking of the local CDM wavevector at |Q0|=2π/4a0 throughout the underdoped phase diagram of the canonical cuprate Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. These observations have significant fundamental consequences because they are orthogonal to a k-space (Fermi-surface)–based picture of the cuprate CDMs but are consistent with strong-coupling r-space–based theories. Our findings imply that it is the latter that provides the intrinsic organizational principle for the cuprate CDM state. PMID:27791157

  11. Chromatographic determination of 7,8-methylenedioxy-4H-2,3-benzodiazepin-4-ones in rat plasma: relationship to their anticonvulsant activity.

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    Rizzo, M; De Sarro, G; Zappalà, M; Grasso, S

    2002-07-25

    The present investigation was designed to develop an assay suitable for pharmacokinetic studies of new compounds, i.e. the novel 7,8-methylenedioxy-4H-2,3-benzodiazepin-4-one derivatives (2a and 2b), acting as non-competitive AMPA-receptor antagonists. A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method has been developed to determine the time-course of plasma concentrations of derivatives 2a and 2b administered intraperitoneally to Sprague-Dawley rats. The separation of compounds studied and a N-methyl-2,3-benzodiazepin-4-one derivative as internal standard (I.S.) from plasma, were carried out by liquid-liquid extraction using diethyl ether. The samples were injected onto the analytical column (Partisil 10 ODS) eluted with acetonitrile/0.01 M acetate buffer (pH 5.3) at a flow-rate of 2 ml/min and detected at 240 nm. Compounds 2a, 2b and I.S. gave retention times of 8.5, 5.25 and 11.1 min, respectively. The selectivity of the method was satisfactory. The mean recovery from spiked rat plasma ranged from 86.7 to 91.6% for 2a, and from 85.1 to 87.0% for 2b. The procedures were validated with a good reproducibility and linear response from 0.0625 to 2 microg/ml, with a regression coefficient of 0.9932 for 2a and 0.9854 for 2b. The lower limit of quantification (LOQ) was taken as 15 ng/ml for the two compounds. 2a and 2b showed no signs of significant degradation in rat plasma during storage at -20 degrees C and following freeze/thaw cycles. Moreover, plasma levels of the tested compounds have been correlated with their anticonvulsant activity, determined in vivo in genetically epilepsy-prone rats. Due to its sensitivity, the method was suitable for application to pharmacokinetic study.

  12. Absorption and transport of deuterium-substituted 2R,4'R,8'R-alpha-tocopherol in human lipoproteins

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    Traber, M.G.; Ingold, K.U.; Burton, G.W.; Kayden, H.J.

    1988-08-01

    Oral administration of a single dose of tri- or hexadeuterium substituted 2R,4'R,8'R-alpha-tocopheryl acetate (d3- or d6-alpha-T-Ac) to humans was used to follow the absorption and transport of vitamin E in plasma lipoproteins. Three hr after oral administration of d3-alpha-T-Ac (15 mg) to 2 subjects, plasma levels of d3-alpha-T were detectable; these increased up to 10 hr, reached a plateau at 24 hr, then decreased. Following administration of d6-alpha-T-Ac (15-16 mg) to 2 subjects, the percentage of deuterated tocopherol relative to the total tocopherol in chylomicrons increased more rapidly than the corresponding percentage in whole plasma. Chylomicrons and plasma lipoproteins were isolated from 2 additional subjects following administration of d3-alpha-T-Ac (140 or 60 mg). The percentage of deuterated tocopherol relative to the total tocopherol increased most rapidly in chylomicrons, then in very low density lipoproteins (VLDL), followed by essentially identical increases in low and high density lipoproteins (LDL and HDL, respectively) and lastly, in the red blood cells. This pattern of appearance of deuterated tocopherol is consistent with the concept that newly absorbed vitamin E is secreted by the intestine into chylomicrons; subsequently, chylomicron remnants are taken up by the liver from which the vitamin E is secreted in VLDL. The metabolism of VLDL in the circulation results in the simultaneous delivery of vitamin E into LDL and HDL.

  13. M-M bond-stretching energy landscapes for M2(dimen)4(2+) (M = Rh, Ir; dimen = 1,8-diisocyanomenthane) complexes.

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    Hunter, Bryan M; Villahermosa, Randy M; Exstrom, Christopher L; Hill, Michael G; Mann, Kent R; Gray, Harry B

    2012-06-18

    Isomers of Ir(2)(dimen)(4)(2+) (dimen = 1,8-diisocyanomenthane) exhibit different Ir-Ir bond distances in a 2:1 MTHF/EtCN solution (MTHF = 2-methyltetrahydrofuran). Variable-temperature absorption data suggest that the isomer with the shorter Ir-Ir distance is favored at room temperature [K = ∼8; ΔH° = -0.8 kcal/mol; ΔS° = 1.44 cal mol(-1) K(-1)]. We report calculations that shed light on M(2)(dimen)(4)(2+) (M = Rh, Ir) structural differences: (1) metal-metal interaction favors short distances; (2) ligand deformational-strain energy favors long distances; (3) out-of-plane (A(2u)) distortion promotes twisting of the ligand backbone at short metal-metal separations. Calculated potential-energy surfaces reveal a double minimum for Ir(2)(dimen)(4)(2+) (∼4.1 Å Ir-Ir with 0° twist angle and ∼3.6 Å Ir-Ir with ±12° twist angle) but not for the rhodium analogue (∼4.5 Å Rh-Rh with no twisting). Because both the ligand strain and A(2u) distortional energy are virtually identical for the two complexes, the strength of the metal-metal interaction is the determining factor. On the basis of the magnitude of this interaction, we obtain the following results: (1) a single-minimum (along the Ir-Ir coordinate), harmonic potential-energy surface for the triplet electronic excited state of Ir(2)(dimen)(4)(2+) (R(e,Ir-Ir) = 2.87 Å; F(Ir-Ir) = 0.99 mdyn Å(-1)); (2) a single-minimum, anharmonic surface for the ground state of Rh(2)(dimen)(4)(2+) (R(e,Rh-Rh) = 3.23 Å; F(Rh-Rh) = 0.09 mdyn Å(-1)); (3) a double-minimum (along the Ir-Ir coordinate) surface for the ground state of Ir(2)(dimen)(4)(2+) (R(e,Ir-Ir) = 3.23 Å; F(Ir-Ir) = 0.16 mdyn Å(-1)).

  14. A Raman spectroscopic study of a hydrated molybdate mineral ferrimolybdite, Fe2(MoO4)3·7-8H2O.

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    Sejkora, Jiří; Cejka, Jiří; Malíková, Radana; López, Andrés; Xi, Yunfei; Frost, Ray L

    2014-09-15

    Raman spectra of two well-defined ferrimolybdite samples, Fe2(3+)(Mo6+O4)3·7-8H2O, from the Krupka deposit (northern Bohemia, Czech Republic) and Hůrky near Rakovník occurrence (central Bohemia, Czech Republic) were studied and tentatively interpreted. Observed bands were assigned to the stretching and bending vibrations of molybdate anions, Fe-O units and water molecules. Number of Raman and infrared bands assigned to (MoO4)(2-) units and water molecules proved that symmetrically (structurally) nonequivalent (MoO4)(2-) and H2O are present in the crystal structure of ferrimolybdite. Approximate O-H⋯O hydrogen bond lengths (2.80-2.73 Å) were inferred from the published infrared spectra.

  15. Milliarcsecond-mapping of the inner regions of the protoplanetary nebula OH231.8+4.2

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    Sanchez Contreras, C.; Desmurs, J. F.; Bujarrabal, V.; Colomer, F.; Alcolea, J.

    2001-05-01

    Contrarily to the circumstellar envelopes around Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars, protoplanetary and planetary nebulae (PPNe & PNe; the subsequent evolutionary stages to the AGB) show conspicuous asymmetries and collimated jets whose origins are not yet well understood. To explain the evolution of post-AGB objects from spherical AGB envelopes, several models have postulated the presence of dense rings or disks very close to the central stars: such disks would be the main agents of the collimation and acceleration of the stellar wind. However, these inner equatorial disks have not been observed up to now. We present high-resolution ( ~ 0.3 mas) maps of the SiO maser emission at 43 GHz obtained with the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) of the PPN OH 231.8+4.2. These observations have provided by the first time the structure and kinematics of the close stellar surroundings in a PPN. Our observations of OH231.8 reveal the SiO maser emission arising from several 1013 cm-size spots forming a structure elongated in the direction perpendicular to the symmetry axis of the nebula. Such a distribution is consistent with a clumpy, equatorial torus of gas with a radius of ~ 5 AU around the central star. A complex velocity gradient is found along the torus. Such gradient is not well reproduced with pure rotation and suggest infall of material towards the star. The rotation and infalling velocities deduced are ~ 6 and ~ 10 km s-1, respectively. In order to correctly interpret the complex SiO emission in OH231.8 we intend to analyze the polarization of the maser spots, particularly relevant to place the central star and to investigate eventual magentic fields in the stellar surroundings. This work is partially funded through grant PB96-0104 to the spanish NAO and a Caltech postdoctoral fellowship to C.S.C.

  16. Crystal structure of 4-(4b,8a-di­hydro-9H-pyrido[3,4-b]indol-1-yl)-7-methyl-2H-chromen-2-one

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    Samundeeswari, S.; Kulkarni, Manohar V.; Anil Kumar, G. N.

    2017-01-01

    The title compound, C21H14N2O2, was prepared by Pictet–Spengler cyclization of tryptamine and 4-formyl coumarin. In the mol­ecule, the dihedral angle between the mean planes of the coumarin and β-carboline ring systems is 63.8 (2)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked via N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming chains along the b-axis direction. Within the chains, there are a number of offset π–π inter­actions present [shortest inter­centroid distance = 3.457 (2) Å]. PMID:28083136

  17. Theoretical investigation of a novel high density cage compound 4,8,11,14,15-pentanitro-2,6,9,13-tetraoxa-4,8,11,14,15-pentaazaheptacyclo[5.5.1.1(3,11).1(5,9)] pentadecane.

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    Lin, He; Zhu, Shun-guan; Zhang, Lin; Peng, Xin-hua; Chen, Peng-yuan; Li, Hong-zhen

    2013-03-01

    A novel polynitro cage compound 4,8,11,14,15-pentanitro-2,6,9,13-tetraoxa-4,8,11,14,15-pentaazaheptacyclo [5.5.1.1(3,11).1(5,9)]pentadecane(PNTOPAHP) has been designed and investigated at the DFT-B3LYP/6-31(d) level. Properties, such as electronic structure, IR spectrum, heat of formation, thermodynamic properties and crystal structure have been predicted. This compound is most likely to crystallize in C2/c space group, and the corresponding cell parameters are Z = 8, a = 29.78 Å, b = 6.42 Å, c = 32.69 Å, α = 90.00°, β = 151.05°, γ = 90.00° and ρ = 1.94 g/cm(3). In addition, the detonation velocity and pressure have also been calculated by the empirical Kamlet-Jacobs equation. As a result, the detonation velocity and pressure of this compound are 9.82 km/s, 44.67 GPa, respectively, a little higher than those of 4,10-dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxa-4,10-diazaisowurtzitane(TEX, 9.28 km/s, 40.72 GPa). This compound has a comparable chemical stability to TEX, based on the N-NO(2) trigger bond length analysis. The bond dissociation energy ranges from 153.09 kJ mol(-1) to 186.04 kJ mol(-1), which indicates that this compound meets the thermal stability requirement as an exploitable HEDM.

  18. Crystal structure of ethyl 2-[9-(5-bromo-2-hy-droxy-phen-yl)-1,8-dioxo-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10-deca-hydro-acridin-10-yl]acetate.

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    Mohamed, Shaaban K; Akkurt, Mehmet; Jasinski, Jerry P; Abdelhamid, Antar A; Tamam, Asmaa H; Albayati, Mustafa R

    2015-12-01

    In the title compound, C23H24BrNO5, the central 1,4-di-hydro-pyridine ring of the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10-deca-hydro-acridine ring system adopts a half-chair conformation. The two cyclo-hexene rings fused to the central ring both have a twisted-boat conformation. The mean planes of the bromo-hydroxy-phenyl ring and the major and minor components of the disordered ethyl amino-acetate moiety make dihedral angles of 78.99 (12), 85.9 (2) and 88.3 (9)°, respectively, with the 1,4-di-hydro-pyridine ring. The terminal ethyl group of the ethyl amino-acetate moiety is disordered over two sets of sites with refined occupancies of 0.768 (17) and 0.232 (17). The mol-ecular conformation is stabilized by an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond, forming an S(8) ring motif. In the crystal, C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds connect the mol-ecules into layers parallel to (001), enclosing R 1 (2)(7) ring motifs.

  19. Fermi liquid behavior of the in-plane resistivity in the pseudogap state of YBa2Cu4O8.

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    Proust, Cyril; Vignolle, Baptiste; Levallois, Julien; Adachi, S; Hussey, Nigel E

    2016-11-29

    Our knowledge of the ground state of underdoped hole-doped cuprates has evolved considerably over the last few years. There is now compelling evidence that, inside the pseudogap phase, charge order breaks translational symmetry leading to a reconstructed Fermi surface made of small pockets. Quantum oscillations [Doiron-Leyraud N, et al. (2007) Nature 447(7144):565-568], optical conductivity [Mirzaei SI, et al. (2013) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110(15):5774-5778], and the validity of Wiedemann-Franz law [Grissonnache G, et al. (2016) Phys Rev B 93:064513] point to a Fermi liquid regime at low temperature in the underdoped regime. However, the observation of a quadratic temperature dependence in the electrical resistivity at low temperatures, the hallmark of a Fermi liquid regime, is still missing. Here, we report magnetoresistance measurements in the magnetic-field-induced normal state of underdoped YBa2Cu4O8 that are consistent with a T(2) resistivity extending down to 1.5 K. The magnitude of the T(2) coefficient, however, is much smaller than expected for a single pocket of the mass and size observed in quantum oscillations, implying that the reconstructed Fermi surface must consist of at least one additional pocket.

  20. Synthesis and characterization of metal-organic framework-74 containing 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 different metals.

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    Wang, Lisa J; Deng, Hexiang; Furukawa, Hiroyasu; Gándara, Felipe; Cordova, Kyle E; Peri, Dani; Yaghi, Omar M

    2014-06-16

    Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) containing more than two kinds of metal ions mixed in one secondary building unit are rare because the synthesis often yields mixed MOF phases rather than a pure phase of a mixed-metal MOF (MM-MOF). In this study, we use a one-pot reaction to make microcrystalline MOF-74 [M2(DOT); DOT = dioxidoterephthalate] with 2 (Mg and Co), 4 (Mg, Co, Ni, and Zn), 6 (Mg, Sr, Mn, Co, Ni, and Zn), 8 (Mg, Ca, Sr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Zn), and 10 (Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn, and Cd) different kinds of divalent metals. The powder X-ray diffraction patterns of MM-MOF-74 were identical with those of single-metal MOF-74, and no amorphous phases were found by scanning electron microscopy. The successful preparation of guest-free MM-MOF-74 samples was confirmed by N2 adsorption measurements. Elemental analysis data also support the fact that all metal ions used in the MOF synthesis are incorporated within the same MOF-74 structure. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopies indicate that metal ions are heterogeneously distributed within each of the crystalline particles. This approach is also employed to incorporate metal ions (i.e., Ca, Sr, Ba, and Cd) from which the parent MOF structure could not be made as a single-metal-containing MOF.

  1. Fermi liquid behavior of the in-plane resistivity in the pseudogap state of YBa2Cu4O8

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    Proust, Cyril; Vignolle, Baptiste; Levallois, Julien; Adachi, S.; Hussey, Nigel E.

    2016-11-01

    Our knowledge of the ground state of underdoped hole-doped cuprates has evolved considerably over the last few years. There is now compelling evidence that, inside the pseudogap phase, charge order breaks translational symmetry leading to a reconstructed Fermi surface made of small pockets. Quantum oscillations [Doiron-Leyraud N, et al. (2007) Nature 447(7144):565-568], optical conductivity [Mirzaei SI, et al. (2013) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110(15):5774-5778], and the validity of Wiedemann-Franz law [Grissonnache G, et al. (2016) Phys Rev B 93:064513] point to a Fermi liquid regime at low temperature in the underdoped regime. However, the observation of a quadratic temperature dependence in the electrical resistivity at low temperatures, the hallmark of a Fermi liquid regime, is still missing. Here, we report magnetoresistance measurements in the magnetic-field-induced normal state of underdoped YBa2Cu4O8 that are consistent with a T2 resistivity extending down to 1.5 K. The magnitude of the T2 coefficient, however, is much smaller than expected for a single pocket of the mass and size observed in quantum oscillations, implying that the reconstructed Fermi surface must consist of at least one additional pocket.

  2. SU(6) superset of SU(3) x SU(2) and SU(8) superset of SU(4) x SU(2) Clebsch-Gordan coefficients

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    Garcia-Recio, C.; Salcedo, L. L.

    2011-04-15

    Tables of scalar factors are presented for 63 x 63 and 120 x 63 in SU(8) superset of SU(4) x SU(2), and for 35 x 35 and 56 x 35 in SU(6) superset of SU(3) x SU(2). Related tables for SU(4) superset of SU(3) x U(1) and SU(3) superset of SU(2) x U(1) are also provided so that the Clebsch-Gordan coefficients can be completely reconstructed. These are suitable to study meson-meson and baryon-meson interactions within a spin-flavor symmetric scheme.

  3. Radiation-induced amorphization of Ce-doped Mg2Y8(SiO4)6O2 silicate apatite

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    Zhou, Jianren; Yao, Tiankai; Lian, Jie; Shen, Yiqiang; Dong, Zhili; Lu, Fengyuan

    2016-07-01

    Ce-doped Mg2Y8(SiO4)6O2 silicate apatite (Ce = 0.05 and 0.5) were irradiated with 1 MeV Kr2+ ion beam irradiation at different temperatures and their radiation response and the cation composition dependence of the radiation-induced amorphization were studied by in situ TEM. The two Ce-doped Mg2Y8(SiO4)6O2 silicate apatites are sensitive to ion beam induced amorphization with a low critical dose (0.096 dpa) at room temperature, and exhibits significantly different radiation tolerance at elevated temperatures. Ce concentration at the apatite AI site plays a critical role in determining the radiation response of this silicate apatite, in which the Ce3+ rich Mg2Y7.5Ce0.5(SiO4)6O2 displays lower amorphization susceptibility than Mg2Y7.95Ce0.05(SiO4)6O2 with a lower Ce3+ occupancy at the AI sites. The critical temperature (Tc) and activation energy (Ea) change from 667.5 ± 33 K and 0.162 eV of Mg2Y7.5Ce0.5(SiO4)6O2 to 963.6 ± 64 K and 0.206 eV of Mg2Y7.95Ce0.05(SiO4)6O2. We demonstrate that the radiation tolerance can be controlled by varying the chemical composition, and enhanced radiation tolerance is achieved by increasing the Ce concentration at the AI site.

  4. Dual Character of the Electronic Structure of YBa2Cu4O8: The Conduction Bands of CuO2 Planes and CuO Chains

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    Kondo, T.; Khasanov, R.; Karpinski, J.; Kazakov, S. M.; Zhigadlo, N. D.; Ohta, T.; Fretwell, H. M.; Palczewski, A. D.; Koll, J. D.; Mesot, J.; Rotenberg, E.; Keller, H.; Kaminski, A.

    2007-04-01

    We use microprobe angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (μARPES) to separately investigate the electronic properties of CuO2 planes and CuO chains in the high temperature superconductor, YBa2Cu4O8. For the CuO2 planes, a two-dimensional (2D) electronic structure is observed and, in contrast to Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ, the bilayer splitting is almost isotropic and 50% larger, which strongly suggests that bilayer splitting has no direct effect on the superconducting properties. In addition, the scattering rate for the bonding band is about 1.5 times stronger than the antibonding band and is independent of momentum. For the CuO chains, the electronic structure is quasi-one-dimensional and consists of a conduction and insulating band. Finally, we find that the conduction electrons are well confined within the planes and chains with a nontrivial hybridization.

  5. Characterization of clade 2.3.4.4 H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses from wild birds possessing atypical hemagglutinin polybasic cleavage sites.

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    Usui, Tatsufumi; Soda, Kosuke; Tomioka, Yukiko; Ito, Hiroshi; Yabuta, Toshiyo; Takakuwa, Hiroki; Otsuki, Koichi; Ito, Toshihiro; Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi

    2017-02-01

    Since 2014, clade 2.3.4.4 H5 subtype highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) have been distributed worldwide. These viruses, which were reported to be highly virulent in chickens by intravenous inoculation, have a consensus HPAI motif PLRERRRKR at the HA cleavage site. However, two-clade 2.3.4.4 H5N8 viruses which we isolated from wild migratory birds in late 2014 in Japan possessed atypical HA cleavage sequences. A swan isolate, Tottori/C6, had a novel polybasic cleavage sequence, PLGERRRKR, and another isolate from a dead mandarin duck, Gifu/01, had a heterogeneous mixture of consensus PLRERRRKR and variant PLRERRRRKR sequences. The polybasic HA cleavage site is the prime virulence determinant of AIVs. Therefore, in the present study, we examined the pathogenicity of these H5N8 isolates in chickens by intravenous inoculation. When 10(6) EID50 of these viruses were intravenously inoculated into chickens, the mean death time associated with Tottori/C6 was substantially longer (>6.1 days) than that associated with Gifu/01 (2.5 days). These viruses had comparable abilities to replicate in tissue culture cells in the presence and absence of exogenous trypsin, but the growth of Tottori/C6 was hampered. These results indicate that the novel cleavage motif of Tottori/C6 did not directly affect the infectivity of the virus, but Tottori/C6 caused attenuated pathogenicity in chickens because of hampered replication efficiency. It is important to test for the emergence of diversified HPAIVs, because introduction of HPAIVs with a lower virulence like Tottori/C6 might hinder early detection of affected birds in poultry farms.

  6. Infectivity, transmission and pathogenicity of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza clade 2.3.4.4 (H5N8 and H5N2) United States index viruses in Pekin ducks and Chinese geese

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    In late 2014, a H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, clade 2.3.4.4, spread by migratory birds into North America mixing with low pathogenicity AI viruses to produce a H5N2 HPAI virus. The H5N8 and H5N2 HPAI viruses were detected initially in wild waterfowl and backyard birds, and lat...

  7. MWCNTs decorated Mn0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4: Synthesis, characterization and compositional effect on the structural and magnetic properties

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    Gabal, M. A.; Al-Harthy, E. A.; Al Angari, Y. M.; Abdel Salam, M.; Zayed, Mohie A. M.

    2015-01-01

    In the present study, Mn0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles, synthesized from spent Zn-C batteries extract, were successfully used for decoration of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). This MWCNTs/Mn0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 magnetic nano-composites were prepared by the addition of MWCNTs during the preparation of the entire ferrite using sucrose combustion method. The effect of MWCNTs content (0-70%) on the structural, morphological and magnetic properties of entire ferrite was investigated and discussed. The results showed that high purity Mn0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nano-crystallites were completely decorated on the sidewalls of the MWCNTs up to 30% content and the decoration behavior, shape and density are dependent on the composition. The saturation magnetization was observed to decrease with increasing MWCNTs content while coercivity showed a particle size dependent behavior. The composition with 70% MWCNTs was examined as adsorbent for methylene blue dye (MB) from aqueous media based on its relatively high surface area and the capability of removing the nano-composite after adsorption process using normal magnet. The nano-composite showed a very high adsorption capacity and the kinetic as well as the thermodynamics of adsorption/removal process were investigated and discussed. Repeated testing showed the applicability of the nano-composite for the removal of MB from aqueous solution frequently with acceptable efficiencies.

  8. Preparation and magnetic properties of BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanocomposite ferrite

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    Wang, Yan; Huang, Ying; Wang, Qiufen

    2012-09-01

    Nanocomposite of hard (BaFe12O19)/soft ferrite (Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4) have been prepared by the sol-gel process. The nanocomposite ferrite are formed when the calcining temperature is above 800 °C. It is found that the magnetic properties strongly depend on the presintering treatment and calcining temperature. The “bee waist” type hysteresis loops for samples disappear when the presintering temperature is 400 °C and the calcination temperature reaches 1100 °C owing to the exchange-coupling interaction. The remanence of BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanocomposite ferrite with the mass ratio of 5:1 is higher than a single phase ferrite. The specific saturation magnetization, remanence magnetization and coercivity are 63 emu/g, 36 emu/g and 2750 G, respectively. The exchange-coupling interaction in the BaFe12O19/Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nanocomposite ferrite is discussed.

  9. Irreversibility line and flux pinning properties in a multilayered cuprate superconductor of Ba2Ca3Cu4O8(O,F)2 (Tc = 105 K)

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    Shirage, P. M.; Iyo, A.; Shivagan, D. D.; Tanaka, Y.; Kito, H.; Kodama, Y.

    2008-07-01

    Irreversibility line (IL) and flux pinning properties were investigated for a Ba2Ca3Cu4O8(O,F)2 (F-0234) multilayered cuprate superconductor with a Tc of 105 K. The intragrain critical current density (Jc) and irreversibility field (Birr) were determined by using Bean's critical state model for the grain-aligned sample (nominal composition Ba2Ca3Cu4O8.7F1.3). The irreversibility line (IL) of F-0234 is much lower than that of (Cu,C)Ba2Ca3Cu4Oy ((Cu, C)-1234) and HgBa2Ca3Cu4Oy (Hg-1234) in spite of the spacing between the superconducting blocks of F-0234 (7.3 Å) being much thinner. The double logarithmic plot of Birr field versus [1-(T/Tc) ] analysis hints that the flux line melting model has been adopted. An anisotropy factor of 65 was calculated from a 3D to 2D crossover field of about 0.95 T. Due to the high anisotropy of this system, a low IL has resulted. The flux pinning force density Fp ( ≈JcB) exhibits scaling behaviour when the magnetic field B is normalized by the Birr field. Analysis of the normalized pinning force reveals that a surface pinning mechanism is dominant and the reduced magnetic field bmax = 0.2 agrees with surface pinning mechanism with closely spaced pins.

  10. Crystal structure of 4,4'-[(1,3,5,7-tetra-oxo-1,3,3a,4,4a,5,7,7a,8,8a-deca-hydro-4,8-etheno-pyrrolo-[3,4-f]iso-indole-2,6-di-yl)bis-(methyl-ene)]bis-(pyridin-1-ium) dinitrate.

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    Liu, Zhimin

    2015-12-01

    In the title salt, C24H22N4O4 (2+)·2NO3 (-), the cation is U-shaped with the two iso-indole dione rings inclined to one another by 60.41 (13)°, while the two outer pyridine rings are inclined to one another by 2.77 (12)°. The dihedral angles between the pyridine ring and the adjacent iso-indole dione ring are 71.82 (12) and 86.44 (13)°. In the crystal, each nitrate anion is linked to a protonated pyridine ring by N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. These units are linked by a series of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional structure.

  11. Completing the Cycle: It's Up to You. Phase 2, An Integrated Unit in Environmental Education, Grades 4-8.

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    This curriculum module is designed to provide teachers with classroom activities that promote an understanding of environmental issues such as conservation, preservation, ecology, resource management, solid waste management, and recycling. The activities enable teachers, students in grades 4 through 8, and families to begin thinking about these…

  12. Oxide Melt Solution Calorimetry of Fe2+ -bearing Oxides and Application to the Magnetite - Maghemite (Fe3O4-Fe8/3O4) system

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    Lilova, Kristina I.; Xu, Fen; Rosso, Kevin M.; Pearce, Carolyn I.; Kamali, Saeed; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2012-01-01

    A consistent methodology for obtaining enthalpy of formation of Fe{sup 2+}-containing binary and multicomponent oxides using high temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry has been developed. The enthalpies of wuestite (FeO) and magnetite (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) oxidation to hematite (Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}) were measured using oxidative drop solution calorimetry in which the final product is dissolved ferric oxide. Two methods were applied: drop solution calorimetry at 1073 K in lead borate solvent and at 973 K in sodium molybdate, each under both oxygen flowing over and bubbling through the solvent, giving consistent results in agreement with literature values. The enthalpies of formation of all three iron oxides from the elements were obtained using a thermodynamic cycle involving the directly measured oxidative dissolution enthalpy of iron metal in sodium molybdate at 973 K and gave excellent consistency with literature data. The methodology was then applied to the magnetite - maghemite system. The enthalpy of mixing of the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}-Fe{sub 8/3}O{sub 4} spinel solid solution is exothermic and, 2 represented by a subregular (Margules) formalism, {Delta}H{sub mix} = x(1-x)(-63.36 {+-} 8.60(1-x) + 17.65 {+-} 6.40x) kJ/mol, where x is the mole fraction of magnetite. The entropies of mixing of the solid solution were calculated for different assumptions about the distribution of cations, charges, and vacancies in these defect spinels. The different models lead to only small differences in the entropy of mixing. Calculated free energies of mixing show no evidence for a solvus in the magnetite - maghemite system.

  13. Redefining the structure-activity relationships of 2,6-methano-3-benzazocines. 5. Opioid receptor binding properties of N-((4'-phenyl)-phenethyl) analogues of 8-CAC.

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    VanAlstine, Melissa A; Wentland, Mark P; Cohen, Dana J; Bidlack, Jean M

    2007-12-01

    A series of aryl-containing N-monosubstituted analogues of the lead compound 8-[N-((4'-phenyl)-phenethyl)]-carboxamidocyclazocine were synthesized and evaluated to probe a putative hydrophobic binding pocket of opioid receptors. Very high binding affinity to the mu opioid receptor was achieved though the N-(2-(4'-methoxybiphenyl-4-yl)ethyl) analogue of 8-CAC. High binding affinity to mu and very high binding affinity to kappa opioid receptors was observed for the N-(3-bromophenethyl) analogue of 8-CAC. High binding affinity to all three opioid receptors were observed for the N-(2-naphthylethyl) analogue of 8-CAC.

  14. Effects of annealing temperature on structure and magnetic properties of CoAl0.2Fe1.8O4/SiO2 nanocomposites

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    Wang, L.; Li, J.; Liu, M.; Zhang, Y. M.; Lu, J. B.; Li, H. B.

    2012-12-01

    CoAl0.2Fe1.8O4/SiO2 nanocomposites were prepared by sol-gel method. The effects of annealing temperature on the structure and magnetic properties of the samples were studied by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, vibrating sample magnetometer and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The results show that the CoAl0.2Fe1.8O4 in the samples exhibits a spinel structure after being annealed. As annealing temperature increases from 800 to 1200 °C, the average grain size of CoAl0.2Fe1.8O4 in the nanocomposites increases from 5 to 41 nm while the lattice constant decreases from 0.8397 to 0.8391 nm, the saturation magnetization increases from 21.96 to 41.53 emu/g. Coercivity reaches a maximum of 1082 Oe for the sample annealed at 1100 °C, and thereafter decreases with further increasing annealing temperature. Mössbauer spectra show that the isomer shift decreases, hyperfine field increases and the samples transfer from mixed state of superparamagnetic and magnetic order to the completely magnetic order with annealing temperature increasing from 800 to 1200 °C.

  15. Synthesis and acetylcholinesterase/butyrylcholinesterase inhibition activity of 4-amino-2, 3-diaryl-5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydrofuro(and thieno)[2, 3-b]-quinolines, and 4-amino-5, 6, 7, 8, 9-pentahydro-2, 3-diphenylcyclohepta[e]furo(and thieno)-[2, 3-b]pyridines.

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    Marco, José L; De Los Ríos, Cristóbal; Carreiras, María C; Baños, Josep E; Badia, Albert; Vivas, Nuria M

    2002-07-01

    The acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) inhibition activities of a series of 4-amino-2, 3-diaryl-5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydrofuro[2, 3-b]quinolines (10-12)/4-amino-5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydro-2, 3-diphenylthieno[2, 3-b]quinoline (14) and 4-amino-5, 6, 7, 8, 9-pentahydro-2, 3-diphenylcyclohepta[e]furo[2, 3-b]pyridine (13)/4-amino-5, 6, 7, 8, 9-pentahydro-2, 3-phenylcyclohepta[e]thieno[2, 3-b]pyridine (15) are described. These compounds are tacrine (THA) analogues which have been prepared either from readily available 2-amino-3-cyano-4, 5-diarylfurans (16-18) or from 2-amino-3-cyano-4, 5-diphenylthiophene (19), via Friedländer condensation with cyclohexanone or cycloheptanone. These compounds are competitive inhibitors for acetylcholinesterase, the more potent being compound (13) which is three-fold less active than tacrine. The butyrylcholinesterase inhibition activity is significant only in compounds 10 and133, which are ten-fold less active than tacrine. It is found that the products 11 and 12 strongly inhibit acetylcholinesterase, and show excellent selectivity regarding butyrylcholinesterase.

  16. Dual function of the NK cell receptor 2B4 (CD244) in the regulation of HCV-specific CD8+ T cells.

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    Schlaphoff, Verena; Lunemann, Sebastian; Suneetha, Pothakamuri Venkata; Jaroszewicz, Jerzy; Grabowski, Jan; Dietz, Julia; Helfritz, Fabian; Bektas, Hueseyin; Sarrazin, Christoph; Manns, Michael Peter; Cornberg, Markus; Wedemeyer, Heiner

    2011-05-01

    The outcome of viral infections is dependent on the function of CD8+ T cells which are tightly regulated by costimulatory molecules. The NK cell receptor 2B4 (CD244) is a transmembrane protein belonging to the Ig superfamily which can also be expressed by CD8+ T cells. The aim of this study was to analyze the role of 2B4 as an additional costimulatory receptor regulating CD8+ T cell function and in particular to investigate its implication for exhaustion of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific CD8+ T cells during persistent infection. We demonstrate that (i) 2B4 is expressed on virus-specific CD8+ T cells during acute and chronic hepatitis C, (ii) that 2B4 cross-linking can lead to both inhibition and activation of HCV-specific CD8+ T cell function, depending on expression levels of 2B4 and the intracellular adaptor molecule SAP and (iii) that 2B4 stimulation may counteract enhanced proliferation of HCV-specific CD8+ T cells induced by PD1 blockade. We suggest that 2B4 is another important molecule within the network of costimulatory/inhibitory receptors regulating CD8+ T cell function in acute and chronic hepatitis C and that 2B4 expression levels could also be a marker of CD8+ T cell dysfunction. Understanding in more detail how 2B4 exerts its differential effects could have implications for the development of novel immunotherapies of HCV infection aiming to achieve immune control.

  17. Site characterization plan: Yucca Mountain Site, Nevada Research and Development Area, Nevada: Volume 6, Part B: Chapter 8, Sections 8.3.2 through 8.3.4.4

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    1988-12-01

    This site characterization plan (SCP) has been developed for the candidate repository site at Yucca Mountain in the State of Nevada. The SCP includes a description of the Yucca Mountain site (Chapters 1-5), a conceptual design for the repository (Chapter 6), a description of the packaging to be used for the waste to be emplaced in the repository (Chapter 7), and a description of the planned site characterization activities (Chapter 8). The schedules and milestones presented in Sections 8.3 and 8.5 of the SCP were developed to be consistent with the June 1988 draft Amendment to the DOE`s Mission Plan for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. The five month delay in the scheduled start of exploratory shaft construction that was announced recently is not reflected in these schedules. 35 figs., 70 tabs.

  18. Spectrophotometric determination of zirconium with 2-(1-hydroxy-4,6-dinitro-2-phenylazo)-1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene-3,6-disulphonate (picramine ca) as chromogenic reagent.

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    Goyal, S S; Tandon, J P

    1968-09-01

    The title compound has been used as a selective reagent for the micro-determination of zirconium in acidic medium (0.5MHCl) and found to be better than Picramine R. Spectrophotometric studies show the formation of a 2:1 (ligand:Zr) water-soluble complex and the reaction is suitable for photometric determination of 0.4-2.8 ppm of zirconium. The colour takes about 90 min to develop fully and is stable for about 20 hr. The molar absorptivity of the complex is 2.4 x 10(4) and the equilibrium constant is of the order of 10(10). The interference due to a number of ions has been studied.

  19. A copper(II)-selective PVC membrane electrode based on a macrocyclic ligand, 1,2,5,6,8,11-hexaazacyclododeca-7,12-dione-2,4,8,10-tetraene.

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    Chandra, Sulekh; Singh, Chandan Kumar; Agarwal, Himanshu; Agarwal, Ram K

    2007-06-01

    An attempt has been made to develop a highly selective Cu2+-ion selective electrode based on a poly(vinyl chloride) based sensor using 1,2,5,6,8,11-hexaazacyclododeca-7,12-dione-2,4,8,10-tetraene as ionophore with 61.5% DBP in the presence of 29% PVC, 4.5% ionophore and 5% NaTBP as an anion excluder. The sensor exhibits a near Nernstian potential response of 29.5 +/- 0.3 mV per decade over a wide concentration range (2.0 x 10(-7) - 1 x 10(-1) M) with a detection limit of 8.1 x 10(-8) M between pH 3 - 11 with a fast response time of < 5 s. The selectivity coefficient values, as determined by the matched potential method (MPM), indicate excellent selectivity for Cu(II) ions over a large number of ions. The proposed sensor exhibits an adequate shelf life (4 - 5 months) with good reproducibility. The quantification of Cu(II) in electroplating wastewater and various brands of Indian tea was successfully achieved using the proposed sensor.

  20. Crystal structure and luminescence properties of Bi3+activated Ca2Y8(SiO4)6O2 phosphors under near UV excitation

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    Sun, Zhihua; Wang, Minqiang; Yang, Zhi; Liu, Kaiping; Zhu, Feiyan

    2016-07-01

    Oxyapatite Ca2Y8-x(SiO4)6O2:xBi3+phosphor has been prepared via high temperature solid-state reaction. Its crystal structure and PL properties were investigated by X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra. The results indicated that the Ca2Y8(SiO4)6O2 crystallizes as a hexagonal structure with a space group of P63/m and lattice constants of a=b=9.3507 Å, c=6.7899 Å, α=β=90.00°, γ=120.00°, V=514.14 Å3; The phosphor has two prominent emission bands: when excited under 320-360 nm, the phosphors emit a broad band centered at 495 nm due to the 3P1-1S0 transition of Bi3+ in 4f (C3) sites; when excited under 380 nm, the phosphors emit a broad band centered at 411 nm due to the 3P1-1S0 transition of Bi3+ in 6h (Cs) sites. The emission color varies from the greenish blue to blue as the excitation wavelength increases from 335 to 380 nm. The optimal intensity of emission band was observed when x=0.015 in the Ca2Y8-x(SiO4)6O2:xBi3+ series. The average critical distance Rc among Bi3+ ions is determined to be 20.15 Å.

  1. Absorption band oscillator strengths of N2 transitions between 95.8 and 99.4 nm

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    Stark, G.; Smith, Peter L.; Huber, K. P.; Yoshino, K.; Stevens, M. H.; Ito, K.

    1992-01-01

    Molecular nitrogen plays a central role in the energetics of the earth's upper atmosphere and is the major constituent of the atmospheres of the planetary satellites Titan and Triton. This paper reports a new set of absorption oscillator strengths measured at higher resolution for seven bands in the 95.8-99.4 nm region. The results are compared with earlier, lower resolution absorption measurements, electron scattering measurements, and calculations based on a deperturbation analysis of the excited states.

  2. Modeling, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Potential Retinoid-X-Receptor (RXR) Selective Agonists: Novel Analogs of 4-[1-(3,5,5,8,8-Pentamethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)ethynyl]benzoic Acid (Bexarotene) and (E)-3-(3-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1,1,4,4,6-pentamethylnaphthalen-7-yl)-4-hydroxyphenyl)acrylic acid (CD3254)

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    Jurutka, Peter W.; Kaneko, Ichiro; Yang, Joanna; Bhogal, Jaskaran S.; Swierski, Johnathon C.; Tabacaru, Christa R.; Montano, Luis A.; Huynh, Chanh C.; Jama, Rabia A.; Mahelona, Ryan D.; Sarnowski, Joseph T.; Marcus, Lisa M.; Quezada, Alexis; Lemming, Brittney; Tedesco, Maria A.; Fischer, Audra J.; Mohamed, Said A.; Ziller, Joseph W.; Ma, Ning; Gray, Geoffrey M.; van der Vaart, Arjan; Marshall, Pamela A.; Wagner, Carl E.

    2014-01-01

    Three unreported analogs of 4-[1-(3,5,5,8,8-pentamethyl-5-6-7-8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)ethynyl]benzoic acid (1), otherwise known as bexarotene, as well as four novel analogs of (E)-3-(3-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1,1,4,4,6-pentamethylnaphthalen-7-yl)-4-hydroxyphenyl)acrylic acid (CD3254) are described, and evaluated for their retinoid-X-receptor (RXR)-selective agonism. Compound 1 has FDA approval as a treatment for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL); though, treatment with 1 can elicit side-effects by disrupting other RXR-heterodimer receptor pathways. Of the 7 modeled novel compounds, all analogs stimulate RXR-regulated transcription in mammalian-2-hybrid and RXRE-mediated assays, possess comparable or elevated biological activity based on EC50 profiles, and retain similar or improved apoptotic activity in CTCL assays compared to 1. All novel compounds demonstrate selectivity for RXR and minimal crossover onto the retinoic-acid-receptor (RAR) compared to all-trans-retinoic acid, with select analogs also reducing inhibition of other RXR-dependent pathways (e.g., VDR-RXR). Our results demonstrate that further improvements in biological potency and selectivity of bexarotene can be achieved through rational drug design. PMID:24180745

  3. 1,4,8-trimethylfuro[2,3-H]quinolin-2(1H)-one, a new furocoumarin bioisoster.

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    Marzano, Cristina; Chilin, Adriana; Baccichetti, Francarosa; Bettio, Frazia; Guiotto, Adriano; Miolo, Giorgia; Bordin, Franco

    2004-05-01

    1,4,8-Trimethylfuro[2,3-h]quinolin-2(1H)-one (compound 5a) is the most interesting derivative among some new furoquinolinones prepared with the aim of moderating the strong toxic effects of 1,4,6,8-tetramethyl derivative (FQ), a powerful potential drug for photomedicine. Compound 5a showed a photobiological activity lower than FQ, but considerable higher than 8-MOP, the furocoumarin used in clinical photomedicine; contrary to classic furocoumarins, 5a induced a strong inhibition of protein synthesis in mammalian cells. Genotoxicity and skin erythema induction, the main side effects of both FQ and 8-MOP photosensitization, are virtually absent with 5a. This behavior seems to be connected to its particular reaction mechanism: differently from furocoumarin derivatives, 5a induced low levels of DNA-protein and no inter-strands cross-links, but formed covalent RNA-protein linkages, lesions not observed with known furocoumarins. Moreover, compound 5a generated reactive oxygen species to a considerable extent. For these features, compound 5a appears to be a new photosensitizing agent whose special activity deserves to be deeply investigated.

  4. Size-Dependent MRI Relaxivity and Dual Imaging with Eu0.2Gd0.8PO4·H2O Nanoparticles

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    2015-01-01

    Three different sizes of Eu0.2Gd0.8PO4·H2O nanoparticles have been prepared to investigate the particle size influence on water proton relaxivity. Longitudinal relaxivity (r1) values increase for smaller particles, reaching as high as r1 = 6.13 mM–1 s–1 for a sample of 40 ± 4 nm particles, which, with a ratio of transverse/longitudinal relaxivity, r2/r1 = 1.27, are shown to be effective positive contrast agents. The correlation between relaxivity and the surface-to-volume ratio implies that access to surface Gd3+ sites is the principal factor affecting relaxivity. On the other hand, although ionic molar relaxivity decreases for larger particles, the relaxivity per particle can be significantly greater. Gadolinium-based nanoparticles doped with fluorescent lanthanide elements have attracted attention for their dual-imaging abilities, combining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescence imaging agents. In both in vitro experiments with HeLa cells and in vivo experiments with C. elegans, strong red fluorescence is observed from Eu0.2Gd0.8PO4·H2O with high resolution, demonstrating the parallel use of the particles as fluorescence imaging agents. PMID:24825171

  5. Growth of single-crystal Ca10(Pt4As8)(Fe(1.8)Pt(0.2)As2)5 nanowhiskers with superconductivity up to 33 K.

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    Li, Jun; Yuan, Jie; Tang, Dai-Ming; Zhang, Shou-Bao; Li, Meng-Yue; Guo, Yan-Feng; Tsujimoto, Yoshihiro; Hatano, Takeshi; Arisawa, Shunichi; Golberg, Dmitri; Wang, Hua-Bing; Yamaura, Kazunari; Takayama-Muromachi, Eiji

    2012-03-07

    Single-crystal Ca(10)(Pt(4)As(8))(Fe(1.8)Pt(0.2)As(2))(5) superconducting (SC) nanowhiskers with widths down to hundreds of nanometers were successfully grown in a Ta capsule in an evacuated quartz tube by a flux method. Magnetic and electrical properties measurements demonstrate that the whiskers have excellent crystallinity with critical temperature of up to 33 K, upper critical field of 52.8 T, and critical current density of J(c) of 6.0 × 10(5) A/cm(2) (at 26 K). Since cuprate high-T(c) SC whiskers are fragile ceramics, the present intermetallic SC whiskers with high T(c) have better opportunities for device applications. Moreover, although the growth mechanism is not understood well, the technique can be potentially useful for growth of other whiskers containing toxic elements.

  6. 11 CFR 8.4 - Contents.

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    2008-01-01

    ... voter identification number, the state's Privacy Act notice required at 11 CFR 8.6(c) shall be reprinted... 11 Federal Elections 1 2008-01-01 2008-01-01 false Contents. 8.4 Section 8.4 Federal Elections... Voter Registration Form § 8.4 Contents. (a) Information about the applicant. The application...

  7. 11 CFR 8.4 - Contents.

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    2009-01-01

    ... voter identification number, the state's Privacy Act notice required at 11 CFR 8.6(c) shall be reprinted... 11 Federal Elections 1 2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Contents. 8.4 Section 8.4 Federal Elections... Voter Registration Form § 8.4 Contents. (a) Information about the applicant. The application...

  8. Stability and performance of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ nanostructured cathodes with Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9 surface coating

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    dos Santos-Gómez, L.; Porras-Vázquez, J. M.; Losilla, E. R.; Martín, F.; Ramos-Barrado, J. R.; Marrero-López, D.

    2017-04-01

    La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ is considered as one of the most promising cathodes for Solid Oxide Fuels Cells (SOFCs) operating at intermediate temperatures, however, its performance degrades significantly over time mainly due to phase segregations on the surface. In this work, the surface of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ-Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9 (LSCF-CGO) nanostructured cathode is coated with CGO particles via a simple and economic spray-pyrolysis deposition process. The electrode polarization resistance (Rp) and the microstructure evolution of the uncoated and CGO-coated cathodes are investigated by impedance spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The CGO-coated cathodes exhibit improved stability and performance, with Rp values varying from 0.27 to 0.30 Ωcm2 at an annealing temperature of 600 °C for 400 h. On the contrary, the uncoated cathode shows a faster degradation rate, with a continuous increase of Rp from 2.8 to 8.5 Ωcm2. Above 800 °C, the particle coarsening of the CGO layer results in a significant increase of Rp over time, reaching steady values of 0.04 Ωm2 at 800 °C. An anode-supported cell with the CGO-coated cathode shows a remarkable power density of 0.72 Wcm-2 at 650 °C in comparison to 0.56 Wcm-2 for the cell with uncoated cathode.

  9. Redefining the structure-activity relationships of 2,6-methano-3-benzazocines. Part 8. High affinity ligands for opioid receptors in the picomolar Ki range: oxygenated N-(2-[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-ylethyl) analogues of 8-CAC.

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    Wentland, Mark P; Jo, Sunjin; Gargano, Joseph M; VanAlstine, Melissa A; Cohen, Dana J; Bidlack, Jean M

    2012-12-15

    N-[2-(4'-methoxy[1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl)ethyl]-8-CAC (1) is a high affinity (K(i)=0.084 nM) ligand for the μ opioid receptor and served as the lead compound for this study. Analogues of 1 were made in hopes of identifying an SAR within a series of oxygenated (distal) phenyl derivatives. A number of new analogues were made having single-digit pM affinity for the μ receptor. The most potent was the 3',4'-methylenedioxy analogue 18 (K(i)=1.6 pM).

  10. Synthesis, characterisation and antimicrobial activity of copper(II) and manganese(II) complexes of coumarin-6,7-dioxyacetic acid (cdoaH2) and 4-methylcoumarin-6,7-dioxyacetic acid (4-MecdoaH2): X-ray crystal structures of [Cu(cdoa)(phen)2].8.8H(2)O and [Cu(4-Mecdoa)(phen)2].13H2O (phen=1,10-phenanthroline).

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    Creaven, Bernadette S; Egan, Denise A; Karcz, Dariusz; Kavanagh, Kevin; McCann, Malachy; Mahon, Mary; Noble, Andy; Thati, Bhumika; Walsh, Maureen

    2007-08-01

    Two novel coumarin-based ligands, coumarin-6,7-dioxyacetic acid (1) (cdoaH(2)) and 4-methylcoumarin-6,7-dioxyacetic acid (2) (4-MecdoaH(2)), were reacted with copper(II) and manganese(II) salts to give [Cu(cdoa)(H(2)O)(2)].1.5H(2)O (3), [Cu(4-Mecdoa)(H(2)O)(2)] (4), [Mn(cdoa)(H(2)O)(2)] (5) and [Mn(4-Mecdoa)(H(2)O)(2)].0.5H(2)O (6). The metal complexes, 3-6, were characterised by elemental analysis, IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy, and magnetic susceptibility measurements and were assigned a polymeric structure. 1 and 2 react with Cu(II) in the presence of excess 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) giving [Cu(cdoa)(phen)(2)].8.8H(2)O (7) and [Cu(4-Mecdoa)(phen)(2)].13H(2)O (8), respectively. The X-ray crystal structures of 7 and 8 confirmed trigonal bipyramidal geometries, with the metals bonded to the four nitrogen atoms of the two chelating phen molecules and to a single carboxylate oxygen of the dicarboxylate ligand. The complexes were screened for their antimicrobial activity against a number of microbial species, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli and Candida albicans. The metal-free ligands 1 and 2 were active against all of the microbes. Complexes 3-6 demonstrated no significant activity whilst the phen adducts 7 and 8 were active against MRSA (MIC(80)=12.1microM), E. coli (MIC(80)=14.9microM) and Patonea agglumerans (MIC(80)=12.6microM). Complex 7 also demonstrated anti-Candida activity (MIC(80)=22microM) comparable to that of the commercially available antifungal agent ketoconazole (MIC(80)=25microM).

  11. CO2 capture and separation from N2/CH4 mixtures by Co@B8/Co@B8(-) and M@B9/M@B9(-) (M = Ir, Rh, Ru) clusters: a theoretical study.

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    Wang, Weihua; Zhang, Xiaoxiao; Li, Ping; Sun, Qiao; Li, Zhen; Ren, Cong; Guo, Chao

    2015-01-29

    The discovery of advanced materials with high selectivity and efficiency is essential to realize practical carbon capture and sequestration. Here, we have investigated the interactions of the Co@B8/Co@B8(-) and M@B9/M@B9(-) (M = Ir, Rh, Ru) clusters with CO2, N2, and CH4 gas molecules theoretically. We found that neutral boron clusters have weak interaction with CO2, N2, and CH4 molecules. Similarly, the clusters with their negative charge states have also weak interaction with N2 and CH4 molecules. However, anionic clusters have a strong interaction with CO2, which can be explained by the Lewis acid-base interaction as CO2 (Lewis acid) can gain electron easily from the electron-rich anionic clusters. Moreover, the kinetic stability of the formed complexes after CO2 capture has been validated by ab initio molecular dynamics. In all, the present study demonstrates, for the first time, that the anionic boron wheel ring clusters can be used as potential advanced materials for CO2 capture and separation from flue gas and natural gas mixtures.

  12. 9-Furfuryl-idene-2,3-dimethyl-6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-4H--thieno[2',3':4,5]pyrimidino[1,2-a]pyridin-4-one.

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    Bozorov, Khurshed A; Elmuradov, Burkhon Zh; Okmanov, Rasul Ya; Tashkhodjaev, Bakhodir; Shakhidoyatov, Khusnutdin M

    2010-02-06

    The title compound, C(17)H(16)N(2)O(2)S, was obtained by condensation of 2,3-dimethyl-thieno[2',3':4,5]pyrimidino[1,2-a]pyridin-4-one with furfural in the presence of sodium hydroxide. One of the methyl-ene groups of the tetra-hydro-pyrido ring is disordered over two positions in a 0.87 (1):0.13 (1) ratio. The thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-one unit and the furan ring are both planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.535 Å), and coplanar with each other, forming a dihedral angle of 5.4 (1)°. Four weak inter-molecular hydrogen bonds (C-H⋯O and C-H⋯N) are observed in the structure, which join mol-ecules into a network parallel to (101).

  13. Syntheses of Anthracenones. 2. Preparation of 1,8-Dimethoxy- (Dimethylanthralin) and 4,5-Dihydroxy-9(10H)-anthracenone (Isoanthralin): A Revision.

    PubMed

    Prinz, Helge; Burgemeister, Thomas; Wiegrebe, Wolfgang; Müller, Klaus

    1996-04-19

    The reduction of 1,8-dimethoxyanthracenedione with zinc dust and aqueous ammonia gives a mixture of 1,8-dimethoxyanthracene and 4,5-dimethoxy-9(10H)-anthracenone, rather than the isomeric 1,8-dimethoxy-9(10H)-anthracenone (dimethylanthralin). This isomer was obtained exclusively using SnCl(2) in HCl and acetic acid as reducing agent at room temperature. The structure was confirmed to exist as the tautomeric 1,8-dimethoxy-9-hydroxyanthracene. Furthermore, the reduction of 1,8-diacetoxyanthracenedione with SnCl(2) in HCl and acetic acid leads to 1,8-dihydroxy-9(10H)-anthracenone (anthralin) rather than 4,5-dihydroxy-9(10H)-anthracenone (isoanthralin), which was prepared by ether cleavage of 4,5-dimethoxy-9(10H)-anthracenone. In light of these findings some biological studies on antipsoriatic anthracenones have to be reconsidered.

  14. Density functional theory calculations of UO2 oxidation: evolution of UO(2+x), U4O(9-y), U3O7, and U3O8.

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    Andersson, D A; Baldinozzi, G; Desgranges, L; Conradson, D R; Conradson, S D

    2013-03-04

    Formation of hyperstoichiometric uranium dioxide, UO2+x, derived from the fluorite structure was investigated by means of density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Oxidation was modeled by adding oxygen atoms to UO2 fluorite supercells. For each compound ab initio molecular dynamics simulations were performed to allow the ions to optimize their local geometry. A similar approach was used for studying the reduction of U3O8. In agreement with the experimental phase diagram we identify stable line compounds at the U4O9-y and U3O7 stoichiometries. Although the transition from fluorite to the layered U3O8 structure occurs at U3O7 (UO2.333) or U3O7.333 (UO2.444), our calculated low temperature phase diagram indicates that the fluorite derived compounds are favored up to UO2.5, that is, as long as the charge-compensation for adding oxygen atoms occurs via formation of U(5+) ions, after which the U3O8-y phase becomes more stable. The most stable fluorite UO2+x phases at low temperature (0 K) are based on ordering of split quad-interstitial oxygen clusters. Most existing crystallographic models of U4O9 and U3O7, however, apply the cuboctahedral cluster. To better understand these discrepancies, the new structural models are analyzed in terms of existing neutron diffraction data. DFT calculations were also performed on the experimental cuboctahedral based U4O9-y structure, which enable comparisons between the properties of this phase with the quad-interstitial ones in detail.

  15. Synthesis of magnetically recyclable ZIF-8@SiO2@Fe3O4 catalysts and their catalytic performance for Knoevenagel reaction

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    Li, Qingyuan; Jiang, Sai; Ji, Shengfu; Ammar, Muhammad; Zhang, Qingmin; Yan, Junlei

    2015-03-01

    Novel magnetic ZIF-8@SiO2@Fe3O4 catalysts were synthesized by encapsulating magnetic SiO2@Fe3O4 nanoparticles into ZIF-8 through in situ method. The structures of the catalysts were characterized by TEM, SEM, XRD, FT-IR, VSM, N2 adsorption/desorption and CO2-TPD technology. The catalytic activity and recovery properties of the catalysts for the Knoevenagel reaction of p-chlorobenzaldehyde with malononitrile were evaluated. The results showed that the magnetic ZIF-8@SiO2@Fe3O4 catalysts had the larger surface areas, the suitable superparamagnetism, and good catalytic activity for Knoevenagel reaction. The conversion of p-chlorobenzaldehyde can reach ~98% and the selectivity of the production can reach ~99% over35.8%ZIF-8@SiO2@Fe3O4 (MZC-5) catalyst under the reaction condition of 25 °C and 4 h. The magnetic ZIF-8@SiO2@Fe3O4 catalysts also had good substrates adaptation. After reaction, the catalyst can be easily separated from the reaction mixture by an external magnet. The recovery catalyst can be reused five times and the conversion of p-chlorobenzaldehyde can be kept over 90%.

  16. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Ethyl ethanoate C4H8O2 + C6H14O2 3-Oxaheptan-1-ol (VMSD1412, LB4314_V)

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    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes III' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Ethyl ethanoate C4H8O2 + C6H14O2 3-Oxaheptan-1-ol (VMSD1412, LB4314_V)' providing data by calculation of isentropic compressibility from low-pressure density and thermodynamic speed of sound data at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  17. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Oxolan-2-one C4H6O2 + C8H18O Octan-1-ol (VMSD1511, LB4907_V)

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    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes III' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Oxolan-2-one C4H6O2 + C8H18O Octan-1-ol (VMSD1511, LB4907_V)' providing data from direct measurement of low-pressure thermodynamic speed of sound at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  18. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Ethyl ethanoate C4H8O2 + C6H14O2 3-Oxaheptan-1-ol (VMSD1511, LB4137_V)

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    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes III' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Ethyl ethanoate C4H8O2 + C6H14O2 3-Oxaheptan-1-ol (VMSD1511, LB4137_V)' providing data from direct measurement of low-pressure thermodynamic speed of sound at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  19. Combination of 5-fluorouracil and 2-morphilino-8-phenyl-4H-chromen-4-one may inhibit liver cancer stem cell activity.

    PubMed

    Peng, Yu-Chong; Lu, Shi-Dong; Zhong, Jian-Hong; Xie, Zhi-Bo; You, Xue-Mei; Peng, Ning-Fu; Li, Le-Qun

    2016-08-01

    This work aims to evaluate the impact of 2-morpholino-8-phenyl-4H-chromen-4-one (LY294002) combined 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) for the activity of CD90+ liver cancer cells derived from the human liver cancer cell line MHCC97H. MHCC97H sphere-forming cells (MSFCs) were amplified in serum-free medium and CD90+ cells were isolated from bulk MSFCs using flow cytometry. The phenotype of these CD90+ cells which show liver cancer stem cells (LCSCs) behavior was validated in vitro and in a xenograft model in nude mice. MSFCs, CD90+ liver cancer cells (CD90+ LCCs), and parental MHCC97H cells were treated with no drug, LY294002 alone, 5-FU alone, or both drugs together and then compared in terms of stem cell-related gene expression, proliferation, and invasion. Stem cell phenotype increased with increasing proportion of CD90+ cells, in ascending order: parental MHCC97H cells, MSFCs, and CD90+ liver cancer cells. LY294002 reduced the expression of CD90, Nanog, SALL4, and SHP2 in a concentration-dependent manner in CD90+ LCCs and MSFCs, but not in parental cells. LY294002 blocked AKT phosphorylation via the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway and inhibited CD90+ LCCs proliferation and tumorigenicity in vitro and in vivo. CD90+ liver cancer cells can express liver cancer stem cell phenotype. LY294002 inhibits the proliferation and invasion of MHCC97H-derived CD90+ LCCs and sensitized CD90+ LCCs-derived tumors to 5-FU in the current study which may provide insight into the association between the LY294002 combined 5-FU and liver cancer stem cell (LCSCs).

  20. Activity of 8F4, a T-cell receptor-like anti-PR1/HLA-A2 antibody, against primary human AML in vivo.

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    Sergeeva, A; He, H; Ruisaard, K; St John, L; Alatrash, G; Clise-Dwyer, K; Li, D; Patenia, R; Hong, R; Sukhumalchandra, P; You, M J; Gagea, M; Ma, Q; Molldrem, J J

    2016-07-01

    The PR1 peptide, derived from the leukemia-associated antigens proteinase 3 and neutrophil elastase, is overexpressed on HLA-A2 in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We developed a high-affinity T-cell receptor-like murine monoclonal antibody, 8F4, that binds to the PR1/HLA-A2 complex, mediates lysis of AML and inhibits leukemia colony formation. Here, we explored whether 8F4 was active in vivo against chemotherapy-resistant AML, including secondary AML. In a screening model, coincubation of AML with 8F4 ex vivo prevented engraftment of all tested AML subtypes in immunodeficient NSG (NOD scid IL-2 receptor γ-chain knockout) mice. In a treatment model of established human AML, administration of 8F4 significantly reduced or eliminated AML xenografts and extended survival compared with isotype antibody-treated mice. Moreover, in secondary transfer experiments, mice inoculated with bone marrow from 8F4-treated mice showed no evidence of AML engraftment, supporting the possible activity of 8F4 against the subset of AML with self-renewing potential. Our data provide evidence that 8F4 antibody is highly active in AML, including chemotherapy-resistant disease, supporting its potential use as a therapeutic agent in patients with AML.

  1. Experimental and theoretical investigations of spectroscopic properties of 8-chloro-1-methyl-6-phenyl-4H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]benzodiazepine

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    Muthu, S.; Prasath, M.; Arun Balaji, R.

    2013-04-01

    The Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and FT-Raman spectra of 8-chloro-1-methyl-6-phenyl-4H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]benzodiazepine (8C1M6PB) have been recorded in the range of 4000-400 and 4000-100 cm-1, respectively. A detailed interpretation of the vibrational spectra of this compound has been made on the basis of the calculated potential energy distribution (PED). The equilibrium geometries, harmonic frequencies, infrared intensities and Raman scattering activities were calculated by Hartree-Fock (HF) and density functional B3LYP method with the 6-31G (d,p) basis set. The vibrational frequencies were calculated in all these methods and were compared with the experimental frequencies which yield good agreement between observed and calculated frequencies. The first order hyperpolarizability (βtotal) of this molecular system and related properties (β, μ, and Δα) are calculated using HF/6-31G (d,p) and B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) methods based on the finite-field approach. The calculated Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital (HOMO) and Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital (LUMO) energies show that charge transfer occurs in the molecule. Stability of the molecule arising from hyper conjugative interactions, charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bond orbital (NBO) analysis. Conformation analysis was carried for 8C1M6PB by Potential energy surface scan to find all possible conformers with B3LYP method using 6-31G (d,p) basis set. The entropy of the title compound is also performed at HF/6-31G (d,p) and B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) levels of theory. In addition, the thermodynamic properties of the compound were calculated at different temperatures and corresponding relations between the properties and temperature were also studied.

  2. The Prp8 RNase H-like domain inhibits Brr2-mediated U4/U6 snRNA unwinding by blocking Brr2 loading onto the U4 snRNA.

    PubMed

    Mozaffari-Jovin, Sina; Santos, Karine F; Hsiao, He-Hsuan; Will, Cindy L; Urlaub, Henning; Wahl, Markus C; Lührmann, Reinhard

    2012-11-01

    The spliceosomal RNA helicase Brr2 catalyzes unwinding of the U4/U6 snRNA duplex, an essential step for spliceosome catalytic activation. Brr2 is regulated in part by the spliceosomal Prp8 protein by an unknown mechanism. We demonstrate that the RNase H (RH) domain of yeast Prp8 binds U4/U6 small nuclear RNA (snRNA) with the single-stranded regions of U4 and U6 preceding U4/U6 stem I, contributing to its binding. Via cross-linking coupled with mass spectrometry, we identify RH domain residues that contact the U4/U6 snRNA. We further demonstrate that the same single-stranded region of U4 preceding U4/U6 stem I is recognized by Brr2, indicating that it translocates along U4 and first unwinds stem I of the U4/U6 duplex. Finally, we show that the RH domain of Prp8 interferes with U4/U6 unwinding by blocking Brr2's interaction with the U4 snRNA. Our data reveal a novel mechanism whereby Prp8 negatively regulates Brr2 and potentially prevents premature U4/U6 unwinding during splicing. They also support the idea that the RH domain acts as a platform for the exchange of U6 snRNA for U1 at the 5' splice site. Our results provide insights into the mechanism whereby Brr2 unwinds U4/U6 and show how this activity is potentially regulated prior to spliceosome activation.

  3. Red/Blue-Shift Dual-Directional Regulation in Blue-Emitting Ca0.8Ba1.2SiO4:Eu2+ Phosphor on Incorporation of Eu2+/Mg2+ Ions

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    He, Lihua; Zou, Xiao; Wang, Tao; Zheng, Qiaoji; Jiang, Na; Xu, Chenggang; Liu, Yongfu; Lin, Dunmin

    2017-03-01

    Blue-emitting phosphors with composition (Ca0.8Ba1.2)1- x Mg x SiO4: yEu2+ ( x = 0 to 0.11, y = 0.01 to 0.08) have been synthesized via a high-temperature solid-state reaction route and the effects of Mg2+ and Eu2+ codoping on their morphology, crystal structure, and luminescence properties were investigated. For (Ca0.8Ba1.2)1- x Mg x SiO4:0.04Eu2+, the color changed from light-blue to deep-blue region with increasing Mg2+ content from x = 0 to x = 0.11. For (Ca0.8Ba1.2)0.93Mg0.07SiO4: yEu2+, the emission band showed the opposite shift with increasing y from 1% to 8%. Interestingly, increasing Mg2+ addition led to significant reduction in the full-width at half-maximum (FWHM) from 100 nm to 70 nm. Compared with Mg-free samples, the emission intensity of the Mg-containing material with x = 0.07 was enhanced by ˜100%. The optimum doping levels of Mg2+ and Eu2+ were 0.07 and 0.02 for (Ca0.8 Ba1.2)1- x Mg x SiO4:0.04Eu2+ and (Ca0.8Ba1.2)0.93Mg0.07SiO4: yEu2+, respectively. These results indicate that such materials could be good candidate blue-emitting phosphors for use in solid-state lighting and displays.

  4. Turtle sex determination assay: Mass balance and responses to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl

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    Gale, Robert W.; Bergeron, Judith M.; Willingham, Emily J.; Crews, David

    2002-01-01

    Polyhalogenated hydrocarbons have been implicated in the anomalous sexual differentiation of mammals and reptiles. Here, a temperature-sensitive turtle sex determination assay using the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) was used to determine the estrogenic or antiestrogenic activity of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and 3,3′,4,4′,5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126). Neither TCDD nor PCB-126 showed a statistically significant difference in the resulting sex ratios (Fisher's exact test, p < 0.45). As a consequence of the dosing technique (eggshell spotting), the shell retained 90 and 96% of the dose for PCB-126 and TCDD, respectively, similar to retention of estradiol-17β. However, the dosing allowed transfer of sufficient chemical to achieve tissue concentrations that were greater than most concentrations reported for environmentally incurred residues. Similar relative mass distributions of PCB-126 and TCDD were observed in albumin (14–20%), yolk (55–70%), and embryo (16–25%). Relative concentration distributions in the embryo approached those in the yolk, 37 to 40% and 40 to 52%, respectively, while relative concentrations in the albumin remained at 11 to 20%. Lipid-normalized TCDD and PCB-126 concentrations were 30- to 40-fold greater in the embryo than in the yolk. It is hypothesized that nonpassive partitioning processes may have occurred in the embryo.

  5. 4 CFR 22.8 - General Discovery Procedures [Rule 8].

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  10. Synthesis and Screening of Modified 6,6'-Bis(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobenzo[e][1,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2,2'-bipyridine Ligands for Actinide and Lanthanide Separation in Nuclear Waste Treatment.

    PubMed

    Afsar, Ashfaq; Distler, Petr; Harwood, Laurence M; John, Jan; Westwood, James

    2016-11-04

    Effects of chloro and bromo substitution at the 4-position of the pyridine ring of 6,6'-bis(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrobenzo[e][1,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2,2'-bipyridine (CyMe4-BTBP) have been studied with regard to the extraction of Am(III) from Eu(III) and Cm(III) from 0.1-3 M HNO3. Similarly to CyMe4-BTBP, a highly efficient (DAm > 10 at 3 M HNO3) and selective (SFAm/Eu > 100 at 3 M HNO3) extraction was observed for Cl-CyMe4-BTBP and Br-CyMe4-BTBP in 1-octanol but in the absence of a phase-transfer agent.

  11. Inclusion of a universal tetanus toxoid CD4+ T cell epitope P2 significantly enhanced the immunogenicity of recombinant rotavirus ΔVP8* subunit parenteral vaccines

    PubMed Central

    Wen, Xiaobo; Wen, Ke; Cao, Dianjun; Li, Guohua; Jones, Ronald W.; Li, Jianping; Szu, Shousun; Hoshino, Yasutaka; Yuan, Lijuan

    2014-01-01

    Currently available live oral rotavirus vaccines, Rotarix® and RotaTeq®, are highly efficacious in developed countries. However, the immunogenicity and efficacy of such vaccines in some developing countries are low. We reported previously that bacterially-expressed rotavirus ΔVP8* subunit vaccine candidates with P[8], P[4] or P[6] specificity elicited high-titer virus neutralizing antibodies in animals immunized intramuscularly. Of note was the finding that antibodies induced with the P[8]ΔVP8* vaccine neutralized both homotypic P[8] and heterotypic P[4] rotavirus strains to high titer. To further improve its vaccine potential, a tetanus toxoid universal CD4+ T cell epitope P2 was introduced into P[8] or P[6]ΔVP8* construct. The resulting recombinant fusion proteins expressed in Escherichia coli were of high solubility and were produced with high yield. Two doses (10 or 20μg/dose) of the P2-P[8]ΔVP8* vaccine or P2-P[6]ΔVP8* vaccine with aluminum phosphate adjuvant elicited significantly higher geometric mean homologous neutralizing antibody titers than the vaccines without P2 in intramuscularly immunized guinea pigs. Interestingly, high levels of neutralizing antibody responses induced in guinea pigs with 3 doses of the P2-P[8]ΔVP8* vaccine persisted for at least 6 months. Furthermore, in the gnotobiotic piglet challenge study, three intramuscular doses (50μg/dose) of the P2-P[8]ΔVP8* vaccine with aluminum phosphate adjuvant significantly delayed the onset of diarrhea and significantly reduced the duration of diarrhea and the cumulative diarrhea score after oral challenge with virulent human rotavirus Wa (G1P[8]) strain. The P2-P[8]ΔVP8* vaccine induced serum virus neutralizing antibody and VP4-specific IgG antibody production prechallenge, and primed the pigs for higher antibody and intestinal and systemic virus-specific IFN-γ producing CD4+ T cell responses postchallenge. These two subunit vaccines could be used at a minimum singly or preferably in

  12. The Fas death pathway controls coordinated expansions of type 1 CD8 and type 2 CD4 T cells in Trypanosoma cruzi infection.

    PubMed

    Guillermo, Landi V Costilla; Silva, Elisabeth M; Ribeiro-Gomes, Flávia L; De Meis, Juliana; Pereira, Wânia F; Yagita, Hideo; DosReis, George A; Lopes, Marcela F

    2007-04-01

    We investigated the role of the Fas ligand (FasL)/Fas death pathway on apoptosis and cytokine production by T cells in Trypanosoma cruzi infection. Anti-FasL, but not anti-TNF-alpha or anti-TRAIL, blocked activation-induced cell death of CD8 T cells and increased secretion of IL-10 and IL-4 by CD4 T cells from T. cruzi-infected mice. CD4 and CD8 T cells up-regulated Fas/FasL expression during T. cruzi infection. However, Fas expression increased earlier in CD8 T cells, and a higher proportion of CD8 T cells was activated and expressed IFN-gamma compared with CD4 T cells. Injection of anti-FasL in infected mice reduced parasitemia and CD8 T cell apoptosis and increased the ratio of CD8:CD4 T cells recovered from spleen and peritoneum. FasL blockade increased the number of activated T cells, enhanced NO production, and reduced parasite loads in peritoneal macrophages. Injection of anti-FasL increased IFN-gamma secretion by splenocytes responding to T. cruzi antigens but also exacerbated production of type 2 cytokines IL-10 and IL-4 at a late stage of acute infection. These results indicate that the FasL/Fas death pathway regulates apoptosis and coordinated cytokine responses by type 1 CD8 and type 2 CD4 T cells in T. cruzi infection.

  13. Dual character of the electronic structure in YBa2Cu4O8: conduction bands of CuO2 planes and CuO chains

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    Kaminski, A.; Kondo, T.; Khasanov, R.; Karpinski, J.; Kazakov, S. M.; Zhigadlo, N. D.; Ohta, T.; Fretwell, H. M.; Palczewski, A. D.; Koll, J. D.; Mesot, J.; Rotenberg, E.; Keller, H.

    2007-03-01

    We use microprobe Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (μARPES) to separately investigate the electronic properties of CuO2 planes and CuO chains in the high temperature superconductor, YBa2Cu4O8. In the CuO2 planes, a two dimensional (2D) electronic structure with nearly momentum independent bilayer splitting is observed. The splitting energy is 150 meV at (π,0), almost 50% larger than in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ and the electron scattering at the Fermi level in the bonding band is about 1.5 times stronger than in the antibonding band. The CuO chains have a quasi one dimensional (1D) electronic structure. We observe two 1D bands separated by ˜ 550meV: a conducting band and an insulating band with an energy gap of ˜240meV. We find that the conduction electrons are well confined within the planes and chains with a non-trivial hybridization.

  14. Theoretical study of CO and O2 adsorption and CO oxidation on linear-shape gold molecules (LGMn) (n=2, 4, 8, 16, and 24)

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    Ohkawa, Tetsuya; Kuramoto, Kei

    2016-09-01

    Density functional theory is used to study the effect of increase of the number of Au atom in the adsorption of CO and O2 as well as CO oxidation on anionic, neutral, and cationic Linear-shape Gold Molecules (LGMn) (n=2, 4, 8, 16, and 24). The more the number of Au atom increases, the more the adsorption energies of CO lower and larger in the cationic and anionic LGMnCO complexes, respectively. In contrast, the adsorption energies of both CO and O2 on neutral LGMn exhibit approximately constant values. There are little differences of both adsorption energies and net charge of CO and O2 on the number of Au atom in LGM regardless of each charge state. This indicates that the charge state of LGM plays a less important role for the adsorption of CO and O2 with increase of the number of Au atom in LGM. The trend of the overall activation energies of reaction pathway is switched between LGM-14 and LGM-18 with increase of the number of Au atom in LGM, and OC-OO intermediate of the initial state in n-1LGM (n=8, 16, and 24) are unstable compared to the separated reactants (LGMn, CO, O2). These are caused by the values of charge of O2 of OC-OO intermediate.

  15. 2-[6,8-Dibromo-3-(4-hy­droxy­cyclo­hex­yl)-1,2,3,4-tetra­hydro­quinazolin-2-yl]phenol methanol 0.25-solvate

    PubMed Central

    Wang, Zhi-Gang; Wang, Rong; Zhi, Feng; Wang, Ming-Li

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C20H22Br2N2O2·0.25CH4O, was synthesized by the condensation reaction of salicyl­aldehyde with 4-(2-amino-3,5-dibromo­benzyl­amino)­cyclo­hexa­nol in methanol. There are four independent main mol­ecules and two half-occupied methanol solvent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. The dihedral angles between the two benzene rings in the four mol­ecules are 87.8 (6), 86.6 (6), 89.3 (6) and 83.1 (6)°. Each mol­ecule features an intra­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bond and a short N—H⋯Br link. In the crystal components are linked by O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:21754095

  16. Dissolution of jarosite [KFe 3(SO 4) 2(OH) 6] at pH 2 and 8: Insights from batch experiments and computational modelling

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    Smith, Adrian M. L.; Hudson-Edwards, Karen A.; Dubbin, William E.; Wright, Kate

    2006-02-01

    Jarosite [KFe 3(SO 4) 2(OH) 6] is a mineral that is common in acidic, sulphate-rich environments, such as acid sulphate soils derived from pyrite-bearing sediments, weathering zones of sulphide ore deposits and acid mine or acid rock drainage (ARD/AMD) sites. The structure of jarosite is based on linear tetrahedral-octahedral-tetrahedral (T-O-T) sheets, made up from slightly distorted FeO 6 octahedra and SO 4 tetrahedra. Batch dissolution experiments carried out on synthetic jarosite at pH 2, to mimic environments affected by ARD/AMD, and at pH 8, to simulate ARD/AMD environments recently remediated with slaked lime (Ca(OH) 2), suggest first order dissolution kinetics. Both dissolution reactions are incongruent, as revealed by non-ideal dissolution of the parent solids and, in the case of the pH 8 dissolution, because a secondary goethite precipitate forms on the surface of the dissolving jarosite grains. The pH 2 dissolution yields only aqueous K, Fe, and SO 4. Aqueous, residual solid, and computational modelling of the jarosite structure and surfaces using the GULP and MARVIN codes, respectively, show for the first time that there is selective dissolution of the A- and T-sites, which contain K and SO 4, respectively, relative to Fe, which is located deep within the T-O-T jarosite structure. These results have implications for the chemistry of ARD/AMD waters, and for understanding reaction pathways of ARD/AMD mineral dissolution.

  17. Unusual layer-dependent charge distribution, collective mode coupling, and superconductivity in multilayer cuprate Ba2Ca3Cu4O8F2.

    PubMed

    Chen, Yulin; Iyo, Akira; Yang, Wanli; Ino, Akihiro; Arita, M; Johnston, Steve; Eisaki, Hiroshi; Namatame, H; Taniguchi, M; Devereaux, Thomas P; Hussain, Zahid; Shen, Z-X

    2009-07-17

    Low energy ultrahigh momentum resolution angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy study on four-layer self-doped high Tc superconductor Ba2Ca3Cu4O8F2 (F0234) revealed fine structure in the band dispersion, identifying the unconventional association of hole and electron doping with the inner and outer CuO2 layers, respectively. For the states originating from two inequivalent CuO2 layers, different energy scales are observed in dispersion kinks associated with the collective mode coupling, with the larger energy scale found in the electron (n-) doped state which also has stronger coupling strength. Given the earlier finding that the superconducting gap is substantially larger along the n-type Fermi surface, our observations connect the mode coupling energy and strength with magnitude of the pairing gap.

  18. Unusual Layer-Dependent Charge Distribution, Collective Mode Coupling, and Superconductivity in Multilayer Cuprate Ba2Ca3Cu4O8F2

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    Chen, Yulin; Iyo, Akira; Yang, Wanli; Ino, Akihiro; Arita, M.; Johnston, Steve; Eisaki, Hiroshi; Namatame, H.; Taniguchi, M.; Devereaux, Thomas P.; Hussain, Zahid; Shen, Z.-X.; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2011-08-12

    Low energy ultrahigh momentum resolution angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy study on four-layer self-doped high T{sub c} superconductor Ba{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}F{sub 2} (F0234) revealed fine structure in the band dispersion, identifying the unconventional association of hole and electron doping with the inner and outer CuO{sub 2} layers, respectively. For the states originating from two inequivalent CuO{sub 2} layers, different energy scales are observed in dispersion kinks associated with the collective mode coupling, with the larger energy scale found in the electron (n-) doped state which also has stronger coupling strength. Given the earlier finding that the superconducting gap is substantially larger along the n-type Fermi surface, our observations connect the mode coupling energy and strength with magnitude of the pairing gap.

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  10. Sensitivity of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) early life stages to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-P-dioxin and 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl.

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    Tillitt, Donald E; Buckler, Justin A; Nicks, Diane K; Candrl, James S; Claunch, Rachel A; Gale, Robert W; Puglis, Holly J; Little, Edward E; Linbo, Tiffany L; Baker, Mary

    2017-04-01

    The aquatic food web of the Great Lakes has been contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) since the mid-20th century. Threats of PCB exposures to long-lived species of fish, such as lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), have been uncertain because of a lack of information on the relative sensitivity of the species. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity of early-life stage lake sturgeon to 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126) or 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposure. Mortality, growth, morphological and tissue pathologies, swimming performance, and activity levels were used as assessment endpoints. Pericardial and yolk sac edema, tubular heart, yolk sac hemorrhaging, and small size were the most commonly observed pathologies in both TCDD and PCB-126 exposures, beginning as early as 4 d postfertilization, with many of these pathologies occurring in a dose-dependent manner. Median lethal doses for PCB-126 and TCDD in lake sturgeon were 5.4 ng/g egg (95% confidence interval, 3.9-7.4 ng/g egg) and 0.61 ng/g egg (0.47-0.82 ng/g egg), respectively. The resulting relative potency factor for PCB-126 (0.11) was greater than the World Health Organization estimate for fish (toxic equivalency factor = 0.005), suggesting that current risk assessments may underestimate PCB toxicity toward lake sturgeon. Swimming activity and endurance were reduced in lake sturgeon survivors from the median lethal doses at 60 d postfertilization. Threshold and median toxicity values indicate that lake sturgeon, like other Acipenser species, are more sensitive to PCB and TCDD than the other genus of sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus, found in North America. Indeed, lake sturgeon populations in the Great Lakes and elsewhere are susceptible to PCB/TCDD-induced developmental toxicity in embryos and reductions in swimming performance. Environ Toxicol Chem 2017;36:988-998. Published 2016 Wiley Periodicals Inc. on behalf of SETAC. This

  11. A honeycomb network based on hybrid lanthanum complexes encircling a [β-Mo8O26]4- isomer: Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of [La (η2-NO3) (dmso)7]2 [β-Mo8O26

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    Khélifa, Arbia Ben; Ezzayani, Khaireddine; Belkhiria, Mouhamed Salah

    2016-10-01

    A novel isopolymolybdates functionalized by rare earth complexes namely, [La (η2-NO3) (dmso)7]2 [β-Mo8O26] (1) has been successfully synthesized and characterized by routine methods: IR, X-ray powder diffraction, UV-Visible absorption and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The title compound is crystallized in monoclinic space group P21/n with a = 11.566 (2) Å, b = 28.522 (6) Å, c = 12.644 (3) Å, β = 91.94 (3)°. The structural feature of 1 is that lanthanum complexes form a honeycomb network, in which resides the [β-Mo8O26]4- isomer. The cohesion structure is ensured by non typical hydrogen bonding interactions causes a 3D supramolecular network. Absorption spectrum, optical band gap energies have been investigated.

  12. Growth, Thermal and Spectral Properties of Er3+-Doped and Er3+/Yb3+-Codoped Li3Ba2La3(WO4)8 Crystals

    PubMed Central

    Xiao, Bin; Lin, Zhoubin; Zhang, Lizhen; Huang, Yisheng; Wang, Guofu

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports the growth and spectral properties of Er3+-doped and Er3+/Yb3+-codoped Li3Ba2La3(WO4)8 crystals. The Er3+: Li3Ba2La3(WO4)8 crystal with dimensions of 56 mm×28 mm×9 mm and Er3+/Yb3+: Li3Ba2La3(WO4)8 crystal with dimensions of 52 mm×24 mm×8 mm were obtained by the top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) method. Thermal expansion coefficients and thermal conductivity of both crystals were measured. The spectroscopic characterizations of both crystals were investigated. The spectroscopic analysis reveals that the Er3+/Yb3+: Li3Ba2La3(WO4)8 crystal has much better optical properties than the Er3+: Li3Ba2La3(WO4)8 crystal, thus it may become a potential candidate for solid-state laser gain medium material. PMID:22808214

  13. Bis(. eta. sup 5 -tricyclo(5. 2. 1. 0 sup 2,6 )deca-2,5,8-trien-4-yl) derivatives of the group IV transition metals

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    Bhide, V.V.; Rinaldi, P.L.; Farona, M.F. )

    1990-01-01

    Metallocene dichloride derivatives of titanium, zirconium, and hafnium were prepared from tricyclo(5.2.1.0{sup 2,6})deca-2,5,8-triene and the corresponding metal tetrachlorides. These compounds were characterized as existing primarily in the endo,endo and exo,endo forms by two-dimensional {sup 1}H NMR studies. These results were unexpected, in that theory predicts primarily exo,exo isomers should be preferred. A study on bis(isodicyclopentadienyl)titanium dichloride revealed the compound to exist in two major isomeric forms: exo,endo and exo,exo.

  14. Ca3Na4LiBe4B10O24F: a new beryllium borate with a unique beryl borate ∞(2)[Be8B16O40F2] layer intrabridged by [B12O24] groups.

    PubMed

    Luo, Siyang; Yao, Wenjiao; Gong, Pifu; Yao, Jiyong; Lin, Zheshuai; Chen, Chuangtian

    2014-08-18

    A novel beryllium borate, Ca3Na4LiBe4B10O24F, has been discovered. It possesses a unique ∞(2)[Be8B16O40F2] layer composed of two opposite parallel [Be4B4O12F]∞ layers bridged with [B12O24] polyborates. The linkage of [B12O24] to other structural units is first found in anhydrous borates. In the ∞(2)[Be8B16O40F2] layer, multiple tunnels are arranged along different directions resided by the alkali and alkaline-earth cations. The compound remains stable in an ambient atmosphere from room temperature to the melting point at 830 °C and melts incongruently.

  15. Synthesis and evaluation of 8-amino-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyridin-3(2H)-one derivatives as glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) inhibitors.

    PubMed

    Chun, Kwangwoo; Park, Ji-Seon; Lee, Han-Chang; Kim, Young-Ha; Ye, In-Hea; Kim, Kang-Jeon; Ku, Il-Whea; Noh, Min-Young; Cho, Goang-Won; Kim, Heejaung; Kim, Seung Hyun; Kim, Jeongmin

    2013-07-01

    New potent glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) inhibitors, 8-amino-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyridin-3(2H)-one derivatives, were designed by modeling, synthesized and evaluated in vitro. Compound 17c showed good potency in enzyme and cell-based assays (IC50=111 nM, EC50=1.78 μM). Moreover, it has demonstrated desirable water solubility, PK profile, and moderate brain penetration.

  16. Normal modes of the MoO 2-4 ion in Tb 1.8Eu 0.2(MoO 4) 3 single crystal

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    Saleem, S. Sheik; Aruldhas, G.; Bist, H. D.

    1983-06-01

    Polarized Raman spectra (single crystal) at 300 K and infrared spectra (powder) at 300 and 77 K in the region 250-1000 cm -1 of a binary molybdate of terbium and europium have been recorded. Based on C2 v symmetry, group theoretical analysis has been carried out and a vibrational assignment is proposed.

  17. Strong bonding strength between HA and (NH4)2S2O8-treated carbon/carbon composite by hydrothermal treatment and induction heating.

    PubMed

    Xiong, Xin-bo; Zeng, Xie-rong; Zou, Chun-li; Zhou, Ji-Zhao

    2009-06-01

    Carbon/carbon composite with hydroxyapatite (HA) coating is an attractive material in the dental and orthopedic fields, but the reported bonding strength between them was very poor. In this study, a compact crystalline HA coating on (NH(4))(2)S(2)O(8)-treated C/C substrate about 10 microm in width was obtained by hydrothermal treatment and induction heating. The microstructure, composition and morphologies of the as-prepared coatings were identified by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy. A strong shear strength averaging 74.2 MPa between C/C substrate and HA was achieved and adhesion failures were observed more frequently than cohesion failures. The coating adhesion measured using a scratch test was 23 N and the reasons for this are discussed.

  18. Polarization transfer in the 4He(e→,e'p→)3H reaction at Q2 = 0.8 and 1.3 (GeV/c)2

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    Michael Paolone; Malace, Simona P.

    2010-08-12

    Here, proton recoil polarization was measured in the quasielastic 4He(e→,e'p→)3H reaction at Q2 = 0.8 (GeV/c)2 and 1.3 (GeV/c)2 with unprecedented precision. The polarization-transfer coefficients are found to differ from those of the 1H(e→,e'p→) reaction, contradicting a relativistic distorted-wave approximation, and favoring either the inclusion of medium-modified proton form factors predicted by the quark-meson coupling model or a spin-dependent charge-exchange final-state interaction. For the first time, the polarization-transfer ratio is studied as a function of the virtuality of the proton.

  19. Synthesis of magnetically recyclable ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} catalysts and their catalytic performance for Knoevenagel reaction

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    Li, Qingyuan; Jiang, Sai; Ji, Shengfu Ammar, Muhammad; Zhang, Qingmin; Yan, Junlei

    2015-03-15

    Novel magnetic ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} catalysts were synthesized by encapsulating magnetic SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles into ZIF-8 through in situ method. The structures of the catalysts were characterized by TEM, SEM, XRD, FT-IR, VSM, N{sub 2} adsorption/desorption and CO{sub 2}-TPD technology. The catalytic activity and recovery properties of the catalysts for the Knoevenagel reaction of p-chlorobenzaldehyde with malononitrile were evaluated. The results showed that the magnetic ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} catalysts had the larger surface areas, the suitable superparamagnetism, and good catalytic activity for Knoevenagel reaction. The conversion of p-chlorobenzaldehyde can reach ~98% and the selectivity of the production can reach ~99% over35.8%ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} (MZC-5) catalyst under the reaction condition of 25 °C and 4 h. The magnetic ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} catalysts also had good substrates adaptation. After reaction, the catalyst can be easily separated from the reaction mixture by an external magnet. The recovery catalyst can be reused five times and the conversion of p-chlorobenzaldehyde can be kept over 90%. - Graphical abstract: Novel magnetically recyclable ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} catalysts were synthesized by encapsulating magnetic SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles into ZIF-8 and the as-synthesized catalysts exhibited a good catalytic activity for the Knoevenagel reaction. - Highlights: • A series of novel magnetic ZIF-8@SiO{sub 2}@Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} catalysts were synthesized. • The catalysts had the larger surface areas and the suitable superparamagnetism. • The catalysts exhibited good catalytic activity for the Knoevenagel reaction. • After reaction the catalyst can be easily separated by an external magnet. • The recovery catalyst can be reused five times and can keep its catalytic activity.

  20. Abstraction and addition kinetics of C2H radicals with CH4, C2H6, C3H8, C2H4, and C3H6: CVT/SCT/ISPE and hybrid meta-DFT methods.

    PubMed

    Dash, Manas Ranjan; Rajakumar, B

    2015-02-07

    Rate coefficients for the reactions of C2H radicals with methane (k1), ethane (k2), propane (k3), ethylene (k4), and propylene (k5) were computed using canonical variational transition state theory (CVT) coupled with hybrid-meta density functional theory (DFT) over a wide range of temperatures from 150 to 5000 K. The quantum chemical tunneling effect was corrected by the small curvature tunneling (SCT) method. The dynamic calculations are performed using the variational transition state theory (VTST) with the interpolated single-point energies (ISPE) method at the CCSD(T)/cc-pVTZ//M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p) level of theory. Intrinsic reaction coordinate (IRC) calculations were performed to verify that the transition states are connected to the reactants and products. The rate coefficients obtained over the studied temperature range yield the following Arrhenius expressions (cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1)): k1 = 4.69 × 10(-19)T(2.44) exp[331/T], k2 = 4.29 × 10(-17)T(2.11) exp[432/T], k3 = 4.81 × 10(-17)T(1.98) exp[697/T], k4 = 7.54 × 10(-21)T(2.96) exp[1942/T], and k5 = 8.04 × 10(-23)T(3.44) exp[3011/T] cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1). Branching ratio calculation for the reactions of C2H radicals with ethylene and propylene shows that the abstraction reactions are not important at lower temperatures. However, as the temperature increases, abstraction reactions become more important.

  1. The increase of serum Bcl-2 concentration in moderate head injury outcome: The role of ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10

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    Indharty, Rr Suzy

    2013-01-01

    Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the major causes of death and disability. Apoptosis after TBI contributes significantly to the final extent of tissue damage. The Bcl-2 family proteins are important apoptosis modulators which increased in injured neurons. Bcl-2 has shown an antiapoptotic effect in rats and mice. ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10 is a synthetic short fragment of ACTH devoid of hormonal effects and has neuromodulatory properties. ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10 has been shown to increase levels of Bcl-2 and BDNF in vitro as well as in vivo. It has been postulated that ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10 will result in improved clinical outcome and reduce hospital length of stay. The goal of this study is to compare the effect of standard therapy only with standard therapy and ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10, the increase of Bcl-2, and clinical outcome with reduction of hospital stay. Materials and Methods: Subjects of moderate head injury (MHI) with no indication of surgery were taken consecutively (n = 40) and separated into two groups: standard treatment only and standard treatment combined with ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10. Blood samples were taken on day 1 and day 5 from each subject for measurements of Bcl-2 concentration. Barthel Index and MMSE were measured, at discharge and hospital length of stay was noted. Results: Forty subjects have been involved in this study, three subjects died in the standard therapy group, and one subject in ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10 group. Bcl-2 serum level in standard therapy was 1.39 ± 0.75 ng/mL on day 1 and 1.48 ± 0.77 ng/mL on day 5. After treatment with ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10, Bcl-2 level was 1.39 ± 0.70 ng/mL on day 1 and 3.70 ± 1.02 ng/mL on day 5. The serum Bcl-2 concentration was significantly increased with ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10 therapy with shorter hospital length of stay (P < 0.05). Conclusion: ACTH4-10Pro8-Gly9-Pro10 increased serum Bcl-2 levels and reduced hospital length of stay significantly compared with standard

  2. Density functional study of electronic, charge density, and chemical bonding properties of 9-methyl-3-Thiophen-2-YI-Thieno [3,2-e] [1, 2, 4] Thriazolo [4,3-c] pyrimidine-8-Carboxylic acid ethyl ester crystals

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    Reshak, A. H.; Kamarudin, H.; Alahmed, Z. A.; Auluck, S.; Chyský, Jan

    2014-06-01

    A comprehensive theoretical density functional investigation of the electronic crystal structure, chemical bonding, and the electron charge densities of 9-Methyl-3-Thiophen-2-YI-Thieno [3, 2-e] [1, 2, 4] Thriazolo [4,3-c] Pyrimidine-8-Carboxylic Acid Ethyl Ester (C15H12N4O2S2) is performed. The density of states at Fermi level equal to 5.50 (3.45) states/Ry cell, and the calculated bare electronic specific heat coefficient is found to be 0.95 (0.59) mJ/mole-K2 for the local density approximation (Engel-Vosko generalized gradient approximation). The electronic charge density space distribution contours in (1 0 0) and (1 1 0) planes were calculated. We find that there are two independent molecules (A and B) in the asymmetric unit exhibit intramolecular C-H…O, C-H…N interactions. This intramolecular interaction is different in molecules A and B, where A molecule show C-H…O interaction while B molecule exhibit C-H…N interaction. We should emphasis that there is π-π interaction between the pyrimidine rings of the two neighbors B molecules gives extra strengths and stabilizations to the superamolecular structure. The calculated distance between the two neighbors pyrimidine rings found to be 3.345 Å, in good agreement with the measured one (3.424(1) Å).

  3. Synthesis, structure and properties of new chain cuprates, Na 3Cu 2O 4 and Na 8Cu 5O 10

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    Sofin, Mikhail; Peters, Eva-Maria; Jansen, Martin

    2005-12-01

    Na3Cu2O4 and Na8Cu5O10 were prepared via the azide/nitrate route from stoichiometric mixtures of the precursors CuO, NaN3 and NaNO3. Single crystals have been grown by subsequent annealing of the as prepared powders at 500 °C for 2000 h in silver crucibles, which were sealed in glass ampoules under dried Ar. According to the X-ray analysis of the crystal structures (Na3Cu2O4: P21/n, Z = 4, a = 5.7046 (2), b = 11.0591 (4), c=8.0261(3) Å, β = 108.389 (1) °, 2516 independent reflections, R1(all)=0.0813, wR2 (all)=0.1223; Na8Cu5O10: Cm, Z = 2, a = 8.228 (1), b = 13.929 (2), c = 5.707 (1) Å, β = 111.718 (2) °, 2949 independent reflections, R1(all)=0.0349, wR2 (all)=0.0850), the main feature of both crystal structures are CuO2 chains built up from planar, edge-sharing CuO4 squares. From the analysis of the Cu-O bond lengths, the valence states of either +2 or +3 can be unambiguously assigned to each copper atom. In Na3Cu2O4 these ions alternate in the chains, in Na8Cu5O10 the periodically repeated part consists of five atoms according to CuII-CuII-CuIII-CuII-CuIII. The magnetic susceptibilities show the dominance of antiferromagnetic interactions. At high temperatures the compounds exhibit Curie-Weiss behaviour (Na3Cu2O4: μ = 1.7μB, Θ = - 160 K, Na8Cu5O10: μ = 1.8μB, Θ = - 58 K, magnetic moments per divalent copper ion). Antiferromagmetic ordering is observed to occur in these compounds below 13 K (Na3Cu2O4) and 24 K (Na8Cu5O10).

  4. DNA Sequence Modulates Geometrical Isomerism of the trans-8,9-Dihydro-8-(2,6-diamino-4-oxo-3,4-dihydropyrimid-5-yl-formamido)-9-hydroxy Aflatoxin B1 Adduct

    PubMed Central

    2016-01-01

    Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus flavus, is oxidized by cytochrome P450 enzymes to aflatoxin B1-8,9-epoxide, which alkylates DNA at N7-dG. Under basic conditions, this N7-dG adduct rearranges to yield the trans-8,9-dihydro-8-(2,6-diamino-4-oxo-3,4-dihydropyrimid-5-yl-formamido)-9-hydroxy aflatoxin B1 (AFB1–FAPY) adduct. The AFB1–FAPY adduct exhibits geometrical isomerism involving the formamide moiety. NMR analyses of duplex oligodeoxynucleotides containing the 5′-XA-3′, 5′-XC-3′, 5′-XT-3′, and 5′-XY-3′ sequences (X = AFB1–FAPY; Y = 7-deaza-dG) demonstrate that the equilibrium between E and Z isomers is controlled by major groove hydrogen bonding interactions. Structural analysis of the adduct in the 5′-XA-3′ sequence indicates the preference of the E isomer of the formamide group, attributed to formation of a hydrogen bond between the formyl oxygen and the N6 exocyclic amino group of the 3′-neighbor adenine. While the 5′-XA-3′ sequence exhibits the E isomer, the 5′-XC-3′ sequence exhibits a 7:3 E:Z ratio at equilibrium at 283 K. The E isomer is favored by a hydrogen bond between the formyl oxygen and the N4-dC exocyclic amino group of the 3′-neighbor cytosine. The 5′-XT-3′ and 5′-XY-3′ sequences cannot form such a hydrogen bond between the formyl oxygen and the 3′-neighbor T or Y, respectively, and in these sequence contexts the Z isomer is favored. Additional equilibria between α and β anomers and the potential to exhibit atropisomers about the C5–N5 bond do not depend upon sequence. In each of the four DNA sequences, the AFB1–FAPY adduct maintains the β deoxyribose configuration. Each of these four sequences feature the atropisomer of the AFB1 moiety that is intercalated above the 5′-face of the damaged guanine. This enforces the Ra axial conformation for the C5–N5 bond. PMID:25587868

  5. DNA Sequence Modulates Geometrical Isomerism of the trans-8,9- Dihydro-8-(2,6-diamino-4-oxo-3,4-dihydropyrimid-5-yl-formamido)- 9-hydroxy Aflatoxin B1 Adduct.

    PubMed

    Li, Liang; Brown, Kyle L; Ma, Ruidan; Stone, Michael P

    2015-02-16

    Aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)), a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus flavus, is oxidized by cytochrome P450 enzymes to aflatoxin B(1)-8,9-epoxide, which alkylates DNA at N7-dG. Under basic conditions, this N7-dG adduct rearranges to yield the trans-8,9-dihydro-8-(2,6-diamino-4-oxo-3,4-dihydropyrimid-5-yl-formamido)-9-hydroxy aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)−FAPY) adduct. The AFB(1)−FAPY adduct exhibits geometrical isomerism involving the formamide moiety. NMR analyses of duplex oligodeoxynucleotides containing the 5′-XA-3′, 5′-XC-3′, 5′-XT-3′, and 5′-XY-3′ sequences (X = AFB(1)−FAPY; Y = 7-deaza-dG)demonstrate that the equilibrium between E and Z isomers is controlled by major groove hydrogen bonding interactions.Structural analysis of the adduct in the 5′-XA-3′ sequence indicates the preference of the E isomer of the formamide group,attributed to formation of a hydrogen bond between the formyl oxygen and the N(6) exocyclic amino group of the 3′-neighboradenine. While the 5′-XA-3′ sequence exhibits the E isomer, the 5′-XC-3′ sequence exhibits a 7:3 E:Z ratio at equilibrium at 283K. The E isomer is favored by a hydrogen bond between the formyl oxygen and the N(4)-dC exocyclic amino group of the 3′-neighbor cytosine. The 5′-XT-3′ and 5′-XY-3′ sequences cannot form such a hydrogen bond between the formyl oxygen and the 3′-neighbor T or Y, respectively, and in these sequence contexts the Z isomer is favored. Additional equilibria between α and β anomers and the potential to exhibit atropisomers about the C5−N(5) bond do not depend upon sequence. In each of the four DNA sequences, the AFB(1)−FAPY adduct maintains the β deoxyribose configuration. Each of these four sequences feature the atropisomer of the AFB(1) moiety that is intercalated above the 5′-face of the damaged guanine. This enforces the Ra axialc onformation for the C5−N(5) bond.

  6. Gap like structure in a nonsuperconducting layered oxycarbonate Bi2+xSr4-xCu2CO3O8+δ single crystal

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    Vedeneev, S. I.; Piot, B. A.; Maude, D. K.

    2012-12-01

    The magnetic field and temperature dependence of the in-plane tunneling conductance dI/dV(V) in high-quality nonsuperconducting (down to 10 mK) layered oxycarbonate Bi2+xSr4-xCu2CO3O8+δ single crystals has been investigated using break junctions. Combining measurements of the in-plane magnetoresistivity ρab(T,H) and the magnetotunnelling, we present evidence for the existence of a small “pseudogap” in a nonsuperconducting cuprate, without local incoherent pairs or any correlation phenomena associated with superconductivity. We are unable to distinguish if such a “pseudogap” is totally unrelated to superconductivity or if its existence is a necessary condition for the subsequent occurrence of superconductivity with increasing carrier density in the sample.

  7. Molecular structure, spectroscopic properties and quantum chemical calculations of 8-t-buthyl-4-methyl-2H-chromen-2-one

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    Koparir, Pelin; Sarac, Kamiran; Orek, Cahit; Koparir, Metin

    2016-11-01

    This study acquaints the 8-t-buthyl-4-methyl-2H-chromen 2-one (II) of by quantum chemical calculations and spectral ways. The molecular geometry, vibrational frequencies and gauge including atomic orbital (GIAO) 1H and 13C NMR chemical shift values of II in the ground state have been calculated utilizing the density functional method (B3LYP) with the 6-31G(d) basis set. The theoretical vibrational frequencies and chemical shift values display well agreement with experimental values. On the other hand, DFT calculations of molecular electrostatic potentials and frontier molecular orbitals of II were implemented at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level of theory.

  8. Crystal structure of superparamagnetic Mg0.2Ca0.8Fe2O4 nanoparticles synthesized by sol-gel method

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    Escamilla-Pérez, A. M.; Cortés-Hernández, D. A.; Almanza-Robles, J. M.; Mantovani, D.; Chevallier, P.

    2015-01-01

    Powders of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (Mg0.2Ca0.8Fe2O4) were prepared by a sol-gel method using ethylene glycol and nitrates of Fe, Ca and Mg as starting materials. Those powders were heat treated at different temperatures (573, 673, 773 and 873 K). In order to evaluate the effect of the heat treatment temperature on the nanoferrites properties, X-ray diffraction (XRD), vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques were used. It was found that the reaction products exhibit nanometric sizes and superparamagnetic behavior. It is also demonstrated that, as the heat treatment temperature increases, the particle size and the saturation magnetization of the nanoferrites are increased.

  9. Effects of selective lattice deformation on YbBa2Cu4O8 and YBa2Cu3O7 epitaxial films

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    Mito, M.; Matsui, H.; Imakyurei, T.; Deguchi, H.; Horide, T.; Matsumoto, K.; Ichinose, A.; Yoshida, Y.

    2014-03-01

    Alternating current magnetic measurements of YbBa2Cu4O8 (Yb-124) and YBa2Cu3O7 (Y-123) epitaxial films were performed under hydrostatic pressure (HP). Here, the strain under HP results in uniaxial strain along the c-axis, in addition to the biaxial strain due to mismatching with the substrate. This uniaxial effect on Yb-124 film brings about a prominent increase in the superconducting transition temperature (Tc) against the initial strain. However, a nearly optimal Y-123 film hardly exhibits an initial change in Tc, and even an underdoped one only exhibits an increase in Tc, that is, one-third as much as that in the Yb-124 film. Effective carrier doping by the use of effective out-of-plane contraction prominently appears in the 124-structure rather than in the 123-structure.

  10. Structural, magnetic and optical characterization of Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nano particles prepared by co-precipitation method

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    Kannan, Y. B.; Saravanan, R.; Srinivasan, N.; Praveena, K.; Sadhana, K.

    2016-12-01

    Bond strength values, between tetrahedral sites and octahedral sites atoms in the unit cell, are evaluated using maximum entropy method (MEM) for the Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 nano ferrite particles, prepared by co-precipitation method and sintered at 900 °C. The spinel structure is confirmed from the XRD analysis done using the Rietveld method. Substitution of zinc ion causes increase in lattice parameter value. Thermal behavior, morphology, magnetic properties and optical band gap energy values of the sample are determined by using thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis, scanning electron microscope, vibrating sample magnetometer and UV-VIS-NIR techniques respectively. Low value of saturation magnetization is attributed to the disorder in cation distribution.

  11. Raman and infrared spectroscopic study of synthetic ungemachite, K3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2·6H2O

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    Vargas Jentzsch, Paul; Ciobotă, Valerian; Bolanz, Ralph Michael; Kampe, Bernd; Rösch, Petra; Majzlan, Juraj; Popp, Jürgen

    2012-08-01

    Iron is an important element usually found in atmospheric particulate matter, and its occurrence can be attributed to both natural and anthropogenic sources. It is an accepted fact that the atmospheric particles interact with water and other atmospheric components, therefore dissolution-crystallization processes can be expected. In this work, considering specially that low pH values are characteristic of aerosol solutions, we postulate that the rare mineral ungemachite, K3Na8Fe(SO4)6(NO3)2·6H2O can crystallize in atmosphere. The Raman and infrared spectra of synthetic ungemachite are presented and the band assignments are proposed and discussed. This is the first time that a synthetic method for ungemachite is reported.

  12. Prostaglandin E2 produced by Entamoeba histolytica binds to EP4 receptors and stimulates interleukin-8 production in human colonic cells.

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    Dey, Indranil; Chadee, Kris

    2008-11-01

    Entamoeba histolytica pathogenesis in the colon occurs in a stepwise fashion. It begins with colonization of the mucin layer, which is followed by stimulation of a proinflammatory response that causes nonspecific tissue damage that may facilitate parasite invasion of the underlying colonic mucosa. Unfortunately, the parasite and/or host factors that stimulate a proinflammatory response in the gut are poorly understood. In this study, we found that live E. histolytica or secretory or proteins (SP) and soluble ameba components (SAP) can markedly increase interleukin-8 (IL-8) mRNA expression and protein production in colonic epithelial cells. The IL-8-stimulating molecule produced by live amebae was identified as prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) as trophozoites treated with cyclooxygenase inhibitors inhibited the biosynthesis of PGE(2) and eliminated IL-8 production induced by live parasites or ameba components. Moreover, using specific prostaglandin EP2 and EP4 receptor agonists and antagonists, we found that PGE(2) binds exclusively through EP4 receptors in colonic epithelial cells to stimulate IL-8 production. Silencing of EP4 receptors with EP4 small interfering RNA completely eliminated SP- and SAP-induced IL-8 production. These studies identified bioactive PGE(2) as a one of the major virulence factors produced by E. histolytica that can stimulate the potent neutrophil chemokine and activator IL-8, which can trigger an acute host inflammatory response. Thus, the induction of IL-8 production in response to E. histolytica-derived PGE(2) may be a mechanism that explains the initiation and amplification of acute inflammation associated with intestinal amebiasis.

  13. Generation of polarized antigen-specific CD8 effector populations: reciprocal action of interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-12 in promoting type 2 versus type 1 cytokine profiles

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    1994-01-01

    We have generated primary effector populations from naive CD8 T cells in response to antigen and determined their patterns of cytokine secretion upon restimulation. The effect of exogenous factors on the effector generation was examined and compared with responses of antigen- specific CD4 effectors generated under comparable conditions. CD8 cells from bm1 mice were stimulated with C57BL/6 (B6) antigen presenting cells (APCs) bearing allogeneic class I and CD8 cells from female severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) B6 mice, transgenic for a T cell receptor alpha/beta (TCR-alpha/beta) that recognizes H-Y on Db, were stimulated with APCs from male mice. In parallel, CD4 cells from bm12 mice were stimulated with alloantigen and CD4 cells from V beta 3/V alpha 11 TCR transgenics were stimulated with a peptide of pigeon cytochrome c on IEk. T cells from both transgenic mice were of naive phenotype whereas normal mice contained 10-20% memory cells. Effector CD8 populations generated were L-selectin low, CD45RB high, and CD44 high. Naive CD8 cells from SCID anti-H-Y mice made little or no cytokine immediately upon stimulation in contrast to naive CD4 which produced large amounts of interleukin 2 (IL-2). Both populations, however, generated primary effectors over 4-5 d that made substantial quantities of many cytokines upon restimulation. Both CD8 and CD4 effectors produced similar patterns of cytokines with alloantigen or specific antigen. Cytokines present during naive CD8 stimulation influenced the cytokine secretion profile of the effectors, as previously shown for CD4 cells, although secretion by CD8 effectors was generally lower than that of CD4 effectors. CD8 cells cultured with IL- 2 alone made predominantly interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and no IL-4 or IL-5, similar to CD4 cells. Priming with IFN-gamma increased IFN-gamma secretion from CD4 effectors, but had little if any effect on CD8 cells. In contrast, priming with IL-12 generated CD8 effectors, as well as CD4

  14. IL-2 Modulates the TCR Signaling Threshold for CD8 but Not CD4 T Cell Proliferation on a Single-Cell Level.

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    Au-Yeung, Byron B; Smith, Geoffrey Alexander; Mueller, James L; Heyn, Cheryl S; Jaszczak, Rebecca Garrett; Weiss, Arthur; Zikherman, Julie

    2017-03-15

    Lymphocytes integrate Ag and cytokine receptor signals to make cell fate decisions. Using a specific reporter of TCR signaling that is insensitive to cytokine signaling, Nur77-eGFP, we identify a sharp, minimal threshold of cumulative TCR signaling required for proliferation in CD4 and CD8 T cells that is independent of both Ag concentration and affinity. Unexpectedly, IL-2 reduces this threshold in CD8 but not CD4 T cells, suggesting that integration of multiple mitogenic inputs may alter the minimal requirement for TCR signaling in CD8 T cells. Neither naive CD4 nor naive CD8 T cells are responsive to low doses of IL-2. We show that activated CD8 T cells become responsive to low doses of IL-2 more quickly than CD4 T cells, and propose that this relative delay in turn accounts for the differential effects of IL-2 on the minimal TCR signaling threshold for proliferation in these populations. In contrast to Nur77-eGFP, c-Myc protein expression integrates mitogenic signals downstream of both IL-2 and the TCR, yet marks an invariant minimal threshold of cumulative mitogenic stimulation required for cell division. Our work provides a conceptual framework for understanding the regulation of clonal expansion of CD8 T cells by subthreshold TCR signaling in the context of mitogenic IL-2 signals, thereby rendering CD8 T cells exquisitely dependent upon environmental cues. Conversely, CD4 T cell proliferation requires an invariant minimal intensity of TCR signaling that is not modulated by IL-2, thereby restricting responses to low-affinity or low-abundance self-antigens even in the context of an inflammatory milieu.

  15. Analogues of amphibian alkaloids: total synthesis of (5R,8S,8aS)-(-)-8-methyl-5-pentyloctahydroindolizine (8-epi-indolizidine 209B) and [(1S,4R,9aS)-(-)-4-pentyloctahydro-2H-quinolizin-1-yl]methanol

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    Michael, Joseph P; Accone, Claudia; de Koning, Charles B; van der Westhuyzen, Christiaan W

    2008-01-01

    Background Prior work from these laboratories has centred on the development of enaminones as versatile intermediates for the synthesis of alkaloids and other nitrogen-containing heterocycles. In this paper we describe the enantioselective synthesis of indolizidine and quinolizidine analogues of bicyclic amphibian alkaloids via pyrrolidinylidene- and piperidinylidene-containing enaminones. Results Our previously reported synthesis of racemic 8-epi-indolizidine 209B has been extended to the laevorotatory enantiomer, (-)-9. Attempts to adapt the synthetic route in order to obtain quinolizidine analogues revealed that a key piperidinylidene-containing enaminone intermediate (+)-28 was less tractable than its pyrrolidinylidene counterpart, thereby necessitating modifications that included timing changes and additional protection-deprotection steps. A successful synthesis of [(1S,4R,9aS)-4-pentyloctahydro-2H-quinolizin-1-yl]methanol (-)-41 from the chiral amine tert-butyl (3R)-3-{benzyl [(1R)-1-phenylethyl]amino}octanoate (+)-14 was achieved in 14 steps and an overall yield of 20.4%. Conclusion The methodology reported in this article was successfully applied to the enantioselective synthesis of the title compounds. It paves the way for the total synthesis of a range of cis-5,8-disubstituted indolizidines and cis-1,4-disubstituted quinolizidines, as well as the naturally occurring trans-disubstituted alkaloids. PMID:18205934

  16. 8-Chloro-5-(4-phenethylpiperazin-1-­yl)pyrido[2,3-b][1,5]benzoxazepine

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    Capuano, Ben; Crosby, Ian T.; Forsyth, Craig M.; Lloyd, Edward J.; Vom, Amelia; Yuriev, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    As part of an anti­psychotic drug discovery program, we report the crystal structure of the title compound, C24H23ClN4O. The mol­ecule has a tricyclic framework with a characteristic buckled V-shaped pyridobenzoxazepine unit, with the central seven-membered heterocycle in a boat configuration. The piperazine ring displays a chair conformation with the 2-phenyl-ethyl substituent assuming an equatorial orientation. There are two crystallographically independent, but virtually identical, mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. PMID:21201082

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  18. Syntheses, crystal structures and optical spectroscopy of Ln{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O (Ln=Ho, Tm) and Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O

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    Kazmierczak, Karolina; Hoeppe, Henning A.

    2011-05-15

    The lanthanide sulphate octahydrates Ln{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O (Ln=Ho, Tm) and the respective tetrahydrate Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O were obtained by evaporation of aqueous reaction mixtures of trivalent rare earth oxides and sulphuric acid at 300 K. Ln{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O (Ln=Ho, Tm) crystallise in space group C2/c (Z=4, a{sub Ho}=13.4421(4) A, b{sub Ho}=6.6745(2) A, c{sub Ho}=18.1642(5) A, {beta}{sub Ho}=102.006(1) A{sup 3} and a{sub Tm}=13.4118(14) A, b{sub Tm}=6.6402(6) A, c{sub Tm}=18.1040(16) A, {beta}{sub Tm}=101.980(8) A{sup 3}), Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O adopts space group P2{sub 1}/n (a=13.051(3) A, b=7.2047(14) A, c=13.316(3) A, {beta}=92.55(3) A{sup 3}). The vibrational and optical spectra of Ho{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O and Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O are also reported. -- Graphical abstract: In the lanthanide sulphate octahydrates the cations form slightly undulated layers. Between the layers are voids in which sulphate tetrahedra and water molecules are located. The holmium compound exhibits an Alexandrite effect. Display Omitted Highlights: {yields} Determination of the optimum conditions for the growth of single-crystals of Ln{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O (Ln=Ho, Tm) and Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O. {yields} Single-crystal structure elucidation of Ln{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O (Ln=Ho, Tm) including hydrogen bonds. {yields} Single-crystal structure determination of Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O including hydrogen bonds. {yields} UV-vis spectra of Ho{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O and Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O recorded and interpreted: Assignation of bands and clarification of the Alexandrite effect of the Ho compound. {yields} IR and Raman spectra of Ln{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.8H{sub 2}O (Ln=Ho, Tm) and Pr{sub 2}(SO{sub 4}){sub 3}.4H{sub 2}O recorded and interpreted.

  19. ATP-dependent unwinding of U4/U6 snRNAs by the Brr2 helicase requires the C terminus of Prp8.

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    Maeder, Corina; Kutach, Alan K; Guthrie, Christine

    2009-01-01

    The spliceosome is a highly dynamic machine requiring multiple RNA-dependent ATPases of the DExD/H-box family. A fundamental unanswered question is how their activities are regulated. Brr2 function is necessary for unwinding the U4/U6 duplex, a step essential for catalytic activation of the spliceosome. Here we show that Brr2-dependent dissociation of U4/U6 snRNAs in vitro is activated by a fragment from the C terminus of the U5 snRNP protein Prp8. In contrast to its helicase-stimulating activity, this fragment inhibits Brr2 U4/U6-dependent ATPase activity. Notably, U4/U6 unwinding activity is not stimulated by fragments carrying alleles of prp8 that in humans confers an autosomal dominant form of retinitis pigmentosa. Because Brr2 activity must be restricted to prevent premature catalytic activation, our results have important implications for fidelity maintenance in the spliceosome.

  20. Spectroscopic and magnetic properties of the metastable states in the coordination network [{Co(prm)2}2{Co(H2O)2}{W(CN)8}24H2O (prm = pyrimidine).

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    Le Bris, Rémy; Tsunobuchi, Yoshihide; Mathonière, Corine; Tokoro, Hiroko; Ohkoshi, Shin-ichi; Ould-Moussa, Nawel; Molnar, Gabor; Bousseksou, Azzedine; Létard, Jean-François

    2012-03-05

    The study of the metastable states, obtained by thermal quenching or by light irradiation in the [{Co(prm)(2)}(2){Co(H(2)O)(2)}{W(CN)(8)}(2)]·4H(2)O complex, is reported using powder X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, optical reflectivity, and magnetic measurements. This compound is characterized by a electron-transfer (ET) phase transition occurring between a high-temperature phase (HT phase) formed by paramagnetic Co(II)-W(V) units and a low-temperature phase (LT phase) formed by diamagnetic Co(III)-W(IV) units. Metastable phases can be induced at low temperature either by thermal quenching rapidly cooling phase named RC or by irradiation photo-induced phase named PI similar to the well-known Light-Induced Excited Spin State Trapping effect. The relaxation dynamics of the metastable phases have been studied and revealed some differences between the RC and PI phases. The sigmoidal shape of the relaxation curves in the RC phase is in agreement with the cooperative nature of the process. Thermodynamic parameters that govern the relaxation have been determined and used to reproduce the experimental Thermal-Induced Excited Spin State Trapping curve.

  1. 2-tert-Butylamino-4-chloro-6-ethylamino-1,3,5-triazine: a structure with Z' = 4 containing two different molecular conformations and two independent chains of hydrogen-bonded R(2)2(8) rings.

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    Quesada, Antonio; Fontecha, Maria A; López, Maria V; Low, John N; Glidewell, Christopher

    2008-08-01

    The title compound (trivial name terbutylazine), C(9)H(16)ClN(5), (I), crystallizes with Z' = 4 in the space group Pca2(1), and equal numbers of molecules adopt two different conformations for the ethylamine groups. The four independent molecules form two approximately enantiomorphic pairs. Eight independent N-H...N hydrogen bonds link the molecules into two independent chains of R(2)(2)(8) rings, in which the arrangement of the alkylamine substituents in the independent molecules precludes any further crystallographic symmetry. The significance of this study lies in its finding of two distinct molecular conformations within the structure and two distinct ways in which the molecules are organized into hydrogen-bonded chains, and in its comparison of the hydrogen-bonded structure of (I) with those of analogous 1,3,5-triazines and pyrimidines.

  2. A new naturally-occurring nanoporous copper sheet–silicate with 6{sup 4}8{sup 2} cages related to synthetic “CuSH” phases

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    Welch, Mark D. Rumsey, Michael S.

    2013-07-01

    The structure of a new naturally-occurring nanoporous copper silicate of formula Na{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 20}·H{sub 2}O (disodium calcium dicopper octasilicate monohydrate) is reported and its relations to synthetic nanoporous “CuSH” compounds are discussed. The new phase is monoclinic C2/m with unit cell parameters a=12.2439(6) Å, b=15.7514(4) Å, c=10.6008(3) Å, β=125.623(2)°, and V=1661.87(10) Å{sup 3} (Z=4). The structure has been refined to R{sub 1}(all)=0.033, wR{sub 2}(all)=0.071, and GoF=1.090. In the double-sheet of SiO{sub 4} tetrahedra, 6{sup 4}8{sup 2} cages connect to form a chequer-board motif within which Na atoms and H{sub 2}O groups occupy channels. Each cage is occupied by 7-coordinated Na atom lying in a mirror plane. An intra-sheet corridor between the 6{sup 4}8{sup 2} cages is occupied by Na in 8-fold cuboidal coordination. The silicate skeleton is highly porous, with obvious channels and pathways for ion migration. The interlayer between double-sheets is occupied by CaO{sub 8}, CuO{sub 5} and NaO{sub 5}(H{sub 2}O) polyhedra. CuO{sub 5} polyhedra occur as rows of edge-sharing Cu{sub 2}O{sub 9} pairs connected by NaO{sub 5}(H{sub 2}O) octahedra and CaO{sub 8} square antiprisms. Both CuO{sub 5} and NaO{sub 5}(H{sub 2}O) polyhedra are features shared with closely-related synthetic “CuSH” phases of interest to the solid-state chemistry community as potential nanoporous catalysts. However, Na{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 20}·H{sub 2}O is the only natural representative of this group of structures, and the only one to contain essential Ca. The discovery of Na{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 20}·H{sub 2}O points to a new group of CuSH-type phases containing alkaline-earth elements. Its close natural association and structural affinity with wesselsite SrCuSi{sub 4}O{sub 10} suggest the possibility of transformation between CuSH and gillespite-type phases, and thereby a route to synthesising alkaline-earth CuSH derivatives

  3. Current skin symptoms of Yusho patients exposed to high levels of 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorinated dibenzofuran and polychlorinated biphenyls in 1968.

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    Mitoma, Chikage; Mine, Yoshiko; Utani, Atsushi; Imafuku, Shinichi; Muto, Masahiko; Akimoto, Takamichi; Kanekura, Takuro; Furue, Masutaka; Uchi, Hiroshi

    2015-10-01

    Yusho was a mass food poisoning event due to the ingestion of rice oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and various dioxins and dioxin-like compounds. At its outbreak in 1968, Yusho patients suffered severe skin symptoms. Although the blood concentrations of PCBs and dioxins, especially highly toxic 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorinated dibenzofuran (2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF) remain high in these patients, extensive analysis has not been performed on their current skin symptoms. We categorized and evaluated the specific skin symptoms in Yusho in 2012 by grading their severity using an arbitrary scoring system, and analyzed their correlations with the blood concentrations of 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF and PCBs. A total of 352 Yusho patients underwent annual dermatological check-ups, in which five skin symptoms: black comedones, acneiform eruptions, scar formation, pigmentation and nail deformity, were evaluated for their distribution and severity. Approximately one-third of Yusho patients still presented with black comedones, acneiform eruptions and scar formation; the distributions of these symptoms were similar to those at the time of the Yusho outbreak. The mean blood concentrations of 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF and total PCBs in Yusho patients were still higher than those in controls. The prevalence and severity of black comedones were correlated with age. Severity scores of black comedones and scar formation were positively correlated with 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF blood level, and those of black comedones, scar formation, and pigmentation were positively correlated with total PCBs blood level. This study suggests that 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF and PCBs remaining in Yusho patients still play crucial roles in the development of skin symptoms in Yusho.

  4. TiO2/vanadate (Sr10V6O25, Ni3V2O8, Zn2V2O7) heterostructured photocatalysts with enhanced photocatalytic activity for photoreduction of CO2 into CH4

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    Yan, Yabin; Yu, Yanlong; Wu, Di; Yang, Yajun; Cao, Yaan

    2015-12-01

    A series of TiO2/vanadate (Sr10V6O25, Ni3V2O8, Zn2V2O7) heterostructured photocatalysts were prepared by a simple sol-gel method. The theoretical calculations imply the possible energy band match between TiO2 and vanadates. Characterized by XRD, Raman, TEM, EDX, XPS, absorption spectra, PL and time-resolved PL decay curves, it is revealed that the vanadates, which exist on the surface of TiO2, could suppress the recombination of charge carriers, prolong the life-time of photogenerated electrons and provide surface reactive hole sites, improving the photocatalytic activity for photo-reduction of CO2 into CH4.A series of TiO2/vanadate (Sr10V6O25, Ni3V2O8, Zn2V2O7) heterostructured photocatalysts were prepared by a simple sol-gel method. The theoretical calculations imply the possible energy band match between TiO2 and vanadates. Characterized by XRD, Raman, TEM, EDX, XPS, absorption spectra, PL and time-resolved PL decay curves, it is revealed that the vanadates, which exist on the surface of TiO2, could suppress the recombination of charge carriers, prolong the life-time of photogenerated electrons and provide surface reactive hole sites, improving the photocatalytic activity for photo-reduction of CO2 into CH4. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr05332c

  5. Participation of CYP2C8 and CYP3A4 in the N-demethylation of imatinib in human hepatic microsomes

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    Nebot, Noelia; Crettol, Severine; d'Esposito, Fabrizio; Tattam, Bruce; Hibbs, David E; Murray, Michael

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Imatinib is a clinically important inhibitor of tyrosine kinases that are dysregulated in chronic myelogenous leukaemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Inter-individual variation in imatinib pharmacokinetics is extensive, and influences drug safety and efficacy. Hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 has been implicated in imatinib N-demethylation, but the clearance of imatinib decreases during prolonged therapy. CYP3A phenotype correlates with imatinib clearance at the commencement of therapy, but not at steady state. The present study evaluated the possibility that multiple CYPs may contribute to imatinib oxidation in liver. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Imatinib biotransformation in human liver microsomes (n = 20) and by cDNA-expressed CYPs was determined by LC–MS. Relationships between imatinib N-demethylation and other drug metabolizing CYPs were assessed. KEY RESULTS N-desmethylimatinib formation was correlated with microsomal oxidation of the CYP3A4 substrates testosterone (ρ= 0.60; P < 0.01) and midazolam (ρ= 0.46; P < 0.05), and the CYP2C8 substrate paclitaxel (ρ= 0.58; P < 0.01). cDNA-derived CYPs 2C8, 3A4, 3A5 and 3A7 supported imatinib N-demethylation, but 10 other CYPs were inactive; in kinetic studies, CYP2C8 was a high-affinity enzyme with a catalytic efficiency ∼15-fold greater than those of CYPs 3A4 and 3A5. The CYP3A inhibitors ketoconazole and troleandomycin, and the CYP2C8 inhibitors quercetin and paclitaxel decreased imatinib oxidation. From molecular modelling, the imatinib structure could be superimposed on a pharmacophore for CYP2C8 substrates. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS CYP2C8 and CYPs 3A contribute to imatinib N-demethylation in human liver. The involvement of CYP2C8 may account in part for the wide inter-patient variation in imatinib pharmacokinetics observed in clinical practice. PMID:20977456

  6. ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND LINEAR OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MIXED ALKALI-METAL BOROPHOSPHATES (LiK2BP2O8, Li3K2BP4O14): A FIRST-PRINCIPLES STUDY

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    Zhang, Bei; Jing, Qun; Yang, Zhihua; Wang, Ying; Su, Xin; Pan, Shilie; Zhang, Jun

    2013-07-01

    LiK2BP2O8 and Li3K2BP4O14 are synthesized by high-temperature solution method with the same elements, while contain different fundamental building units. Li3K2BP4O14 is a novel P-O-P linking structure which gives a rare example of violation of Pauling's fourth rule. The electronic structures of LiK2BP2O8 and Li3K2BP4O14 are investigated by density functional calculations. Direct gaps of 5.038 eV (LiK2BP2O8) and 5.487 eV (Li3K2BP4O14) are obtained. By analyzing the density of states (DOS) of LiK2BP2O8 and Li3K2BP4O14, the P-O-P linking in fundamental building units of Li3K2BP4O14 crystal is proved theoretically. Based on the electronic properties, the linear optical information is captured.

  7. Characterization of electronic structure of aluminum (III) bis(2-methyl-8-quninolinato)-4-phenylphenolate (BAlq) for phosphorescent organic light emitting devices

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    Chu, Ta-Ya; Wu, Yao-Shan; Chen, Jenn-Fang; Chen, Chin H.

    2005-03-01

    The structure of the triplet host material, aluminum (III) bis(2-methyl-8-quninolinato)-4-phenylphenolate (BAlq), has been optimized by density functional theory (DFT) with B3LYP methods to study the electronic distribution of its HOMO and LUMO energy states. Calculated triplet bandgap energy of BAlq is shown to be consistent with the experimental data. By analyzing the partial density states (PDOS) of these ligands contributing to the total density of states (TDOS), it is concluded that the HOMO and LUMO orbitals of BAlq are mainly localized on the 4-phenylphenol and 2-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline ligands, respectively.

  8. Vigrishinite, Zn2Ti4 - x Si4O14(OH,H2O,□)8, a new mineral from the Lovozero alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia

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    Pekov, I. V.; Britvin, S. N.; Zubkova, N. V.; Chukanov, N. V.; Bryzgalov, I. A.; Lykova, I. S.; Belakovskiy, D. I.; Pushcharovsky, D. Yu.

    2013-12-01

    A new mineral vigrishinite, epistolite-group member and first layer titanosilicate with species-defining Zn, was found at Mt. Malyi Punkaruaiv, in the Lovozero alkaline complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. It occurs in a hydrothermally altered peralkaline pegmatite and is associated with microcline, ussingite, aegirine, analcime, gmelinite-Na, and chabazite-Ca. Vigrishinite forms rectangular or irregularly shaped lamellae up to 0.05 × 2 × 3 cm flattened on [001]. They are typically slightly split and show blocky character. The mineral is translucent to transparent and pale pink, yellowish-pinkish or colorless. The luster is vitreous. The Mohs' hardness is 2.5-3. Vigrishinite is brittle. Cleavage is {001} perfect. D meas = 3.03(2), D calc = 2.97 g/cm3. The mineral is optically biaxial (-), α = 1.755(5), β = 1.82(1), γ = 1.835(8), 2 V meas = 45(10)°, 2 V calc = 50°. IR spectrum is given. The chemical composition (wt %; average of 9 point analyses, H2O is determined by modified Penfield method) is as follows: 0.98 Na2O, 0.30 K2O, 0.56 CaO, 0.05 SrO, 0.44 BaO, 0.36 MgO, 2.09 MnO, 14.39 ZnO, 2.00 Fe2O3, 0.36 Al2O3, 32.29 SiO2, 29.14 TiO2, 2.08 ZrO2, 7.34 Nb2O5, 0.46 F, 9.1 H2O, -0.19 O=F2, total is 101.75. The empirical formula calculated on the basis of Si + Al = 4 is: H7.42(Zn1.30Na0.23Mn0.22Ca0.07Mg0.07K0.05Ba0.02)Σ1.96(Ti2.68Nb0.41Fe{0.18/3+}Zr0.12)Σ3.39(Si3.95Al0.05)Σ4 20.31F0.18. The simplified formula is: Zn2Ti4- x Si4O14(OH,H2O,□)8 ( x < 1). Vigrishinite is triclinic, space group P , a = 8.743(9), b = 8.698(9), c = 11.581(11)Å, α = 91.54(8)°, β = 98.29(8)°, γ = 105.65(8)°, V = 837.2(1.5) Å3, Z = 2. The strongest reflections in the X-ray powder pattern ( d, Å, - I[ hkl]) are: 11.7-67[001], 8.27-50[100], 6.94-43[01, 10], 5.73-54[11, 002], 4.17-65[020, 2, 200], and 2.861-100[30, 22, 004, 11]. The crystal structure model was obtained on a single crystal, R = 0.171. Vigrishinite and murmanite are close in the structure of the TiSiO motif, but

  9. Elevated Expression of CD160 and 2B4 Defines a Cytolytic HIV-Specific CD8+ T-Cell Population in Elite Controllers.

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    Pombo, Carolina; Wherry, E John; Gostick, Emma; Price, David A; Betts, Michael R

    2015-11-01

    During chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, virus-specific CD8(+) T cells become functionally exhausted. Unlike most chronically infected individuals, elite controllers of HIV retain CD8(+) T-cell polyfunctionality and cytolytic capacity. It remains unclear whether elite controllers manifest T-cell exhaustion similar to subjects with chronic progression of HIV infection. Here we assessed coexpression of PD-1, Lag-3, CD160, and 2B4 as a measure of T-cell exhaustion in a cohort of elite controllers and in chronic progressors. We found that elite controllers have a high proportion of potentially exhausted (PD1(+)CD160(+)2B4(+)) HIV-specific CD8(+) T cells that is comparable to the proportion in chronic progressors. However, elite controllers also harbor a population of HIV-specific CD160(+)2B4(+) CD8(+) T cells that correlates with cytolytic capacity, as measured by perforin expression, a population not commonly present in chronic progressors. We therefore propose that coexpression of CD160 and 2B4 delineates a population of cytolytic CD8(+) T cells important for the control of HIV.

  10. Field dependence of resistance transitions in thin films of YBA 2CU 3O 7 and YBA 2CU 4O 8

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    Berghuis, P.; Guo, S. Q.; Van der Slot, A. L. F.; Dam, B.; Stollman, G. M.; Kes, P. H.

    1989-12-01

    Preferentially oriented thin films of YBa 2Cu 3O 7 (123) and YBa 2Cu 4O 8 (248) with the c-axis perpendicular to the substrate have been prepared by e-gun evaporation from Y, BaF 2 and Cu. Critical current and resistance transition measurements have been carried out in magnetic fields parallel to the c-axis. The results will be analysed in terms of a model for thermally activated flux flow combined with two models for flux pinning, one in which the pinning is predominantly caused by twin boundaries and a second in which pinning by dislocations is considered. The resistance broadening in the 248 is well described by the model with dislocation pinning. The B c2 (T) values obtained from the fits compare well with estimates from the fluxflow resistivity and a kink in the resistance vs field curves. The slope of B c2 at T c is 0.37 T/K, a factor four smaller than in the 123.

  11. Ring-strain release in neutral and dicationic 7,8,17,18-tetra­bromo-5,10,15,20-tetra­phenyl­porphyrin: crystal structures of C44H26Br4N4 and C44H28Br4N4 22ClO4 −·3CH2Cl2

    PubMed Central

    Scheidt, W. Robert; Duval, Hugues F.; Oliver, Allen G.

    2016-01-01

    Two porphyrin complexes were studied to determine the effects of protonation on ring deformation within the porphyrin. The porphyrin 7,8,17,18-tetra­bromo-5,10,15,20-tetra­phenyl­porphyrin, C44H26Br4N4, was selected because the neutral species is readily doubly protonated to yield a dication, which was crystallized here with perchlorate counter-ions as a di­chloro­methane tris­olvate, C44H28Br4N4 22ClO4 −·3CH2Cl2. The centrosymmetric neutral species is observed to have a mild ‘ruffling’ of the pyrrole rings and is essentially planar throughout; intra­molecular N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds occur. In contrast, the dication exhibits considerable deformation, with the pyrrole rings oriented well out of the plane of the porphyrin, resulting in a ‘saddle’ conformation of the ring. The charged species forms N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds to the perchlorate anions, which lie above and below the plane of the porphyrin ring. Distortions to the planarity of the pyrrole rings in both cases are very minor. The characterization of the neutral species represents a low-temperature redetermination of the previous room-temperature analyses [Zou et al. (1995 ▸). Acta Cryst. C51, 760–761; Rayati et al. (2008 ▸). Polyhedron, pp. 2285–2290], which showed disorder and physically unrealistic displacement parameters. PMID:27308051

  12. The AFGL Four Color Infrared Sky Survey: Catalog of Observations at 4. 2, 11.0, 19.8 and 27.4 micrometers

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1976-09-17

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  13. Synthesis and SAR studies of novel 6,7,8-substituted 4-substituted benzyloxyquinolin-2(1H)-one derivatives for anticancer activity

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    Chen, Yi-Fong; Lin, Yi-Chien; Morris-Natschke, Susan L; Wei, Chen-Fang; Shen, Ting-Chen; Lin, Hui-Yi; Hsu, Mei-Hua; Chou, Li-Chen; Zhao, Yu; Kuo, Sheng-Chu; Lee, Kuo-Hsiung; Huang, Li-Jiau

    2015-01-01

    Background and Purpose 4-Phenylquinolin-2(1H)-one (4-PQ) derivatives can induce cancer cell apoptosis. Additional new 4-PQ analogs were investigated as more effective, less toxic antitumour agents. Experimental Approach Forty-five 6,7,8-substituted 4-substituted benzyloxyquinolin-2(1H)-one derivatives were synthesized. Antiproliferative activities were evaluated using a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazoliun bromide assay and structure–activity relationship correlations were established. Compounds 9b, 9c, 9e and 11e were also evaluated against the National Cancer Institute-60 human cancer cell line panel. Hoechst 33258 and Annexin V-FITC/PI staining assays were used to detect apoptosis, while inhibition of microtubule polymerization was assayed by fluorescence microscopy. Effects on the cell cycle were assessed by flow cytometry and on apoptosis-related proteins (active caspase-3, -8 and -9, procaspase-3, -8, -9, PARP, Bid, Bcl-xL and Bcl-2) by Western blotting. Key Results Nine 6,7,8-substituted 4-substituted benzyloxyquinolin-2(1H)-one derivatives (7e, 8e, 9b, 9c, 9e, 10c, 10e, 11c and 11e) displayed high potency against HL-60, Hep3B, H460, and COLO 205 cancer cells (IC50 < 1 μM) without affecting Detroit 551 normal human cells (IC50 > 50 μM). Particularly, compound 11e exhibited nanomolar potency against COLO 205 cancer cells. Mechanistic studies indicated that compound 11e disrupted microtubule assembly and induced G2/M arrest, polyploidy and apoptosis via the intrinsic and extrinsic signalling pathways. Activation of JNK could play a role in TRAIL-induced COLO 205 apoptosis. Conclusion and Implications New quinolone derivatives were identified as potential pro-apoptotic agents. Compound 11e could be a promising lead compound for future antitumour agent development. PMID:25363404

  14. 1-Dichloro­acetyl-8a-methyl-1,2,3,4,6,7,8,8a-octa­hydro­pyrrolo­[1,2-a]pyrimidin-6-one

    PubMed Central

    Gao, Shuang; Zhao, Li-xia; Ye, Fei; Fu, Ying; Xing, Zhi-yong

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C10H14Cl2N2O2, the five-membered ring adopts an envelope conformation (with the methylene C atom closest to the C—N bridge as the flap), while the conformation of the six-membered ring is close to a twist-boat. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains along the c-axis direction. PMID:22807815

  15. μSR study on the spin singlet state in the S = 1/2 cluster magnet GaNb4S8

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    Tabata, Y.; Kajinami, Y.; Waki, T.; Watanabe, I.; Nakamura, H.

    2010-04-01

    GaNb4S8 is a S = 1/2 Nb4-cluster magnet exhibiting a structural phase transition at Ts = 32 K. We have investigated the magnetic ground state of the compound by means of the zero-field (ZF) and the longitudinal-field (LF) μSR techniques. In the ZF-μSR spectra, no muon spin precession was observed below Ts, revealing an absence of magnetic long-range orders. Instead, an stretched exponential relaxation was observed, which remains under the LF up to 3950 G. The field dependence of the relaxation rate obeys the Redfield's equation, indicating that a dynamic component of electronic spin fluctuations is dominant below Ts. These μSR results can be understand as sporadic dynamics of spin fluctuations in a spin singlet sea and support the spin singlet state of GaNb4S8 due to the formation of Nb8 octamer from two Nb4 tetramers.

  16. Variation of the Side Chain Branch Position Leads to Vastly Improved Molecular Weight and OPV Performance in 4,8-dialkoxybenzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene/2,1,3-benzothiadiazole Copolymers

    DOE PAGES

    Coffin, Robert C.; MacNeill, Christopher M.; Peterson, Eric D.; ...

    2011-01-01

    Tmore » hrough manipulation of the solubilizing side chains, we were able to dramatically improve the molecular weight ( M w ) of 4,8-dialkoxybenzo[1,2- b :4,5- b ′ ]dithiophene (BDT)/2,1,3-benzothiadiazole (BT) copolymers. When dodecyl side chains ( P1 ) are employed at the 4- and 8-positions of the BDT unit, we obtain a chloroform-soluble copolymer fraction with M w of 6.3 kg/mol. Surprisingly, by moving to the commonly employed 2-ethylhexyl branch ( P2 ), M w decreases to 3.4 kg/mol.his is despite numerous reports that this side chain increases solubility and M w . By moving the ethyl branch in one position relative to the polymer backbone (1-ethylhexyl, P3 ), M w is dramatically increased to 68.8 kg/mol. As a result of this M w increase, the shape of the absorption profile is dramatically altered, with λ max = 637 nm compared with 598 nm for P1 and 579 nm for P2 .he hole mobility as determined by thin film transistor (TFT) measurements is improved from ~ 1 × 10 − 6  cm 2 /Vs for P1 and P2 to 7 × 10 − 4  cm 2 /Vs for P3 , while solar cell power conversion efficiency in increased to 2.91 % for P3 relative to 0.31 % and 0.19 % for P1 and P2 , respectively.« less

  17. 8-Substituted Pyrido[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one Derivatives As Potent, Cell Permeable, KDM4 (JMJD2) and KDM5 (JARID1) Histone Lysine Demethylase Inhibitors

    PubMed Central

    2016-01-01

    We report the discovery of N-substituted 4-(pyridin-2-yl)thiazole-2-amine derivatives and their subsequent optimization, guided by structure-based design, to give 8-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)pyrido[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-ones, a series of potent JmjC histone N-methyl lysine demethylase (KDM) inhibitors which bind to Fe(II) in the active site. Substitution from C4 of the pyrazole moiety allows access to the histone peptide substrate binding site; incorporation of a conformationally constrained 4-phenylpiperidine linker gives derivatives such as 54j and 54k which demonstrate equipotent activity versus the KDM4 (JMJD2) and KDM5 (JARID1) subfamily demethylases, selectivity over representative exemplars of the KDM2, KDM3, and KDM6 subfamilies, cellular permeability in the Caco-2 assay, and, for 54k, inhibition of H3K9Me3 and H3K4Me3 demethylation in a cell-based assay. PMID:26741168

  18. Structure and optical properties of KLa9(GeO4)6O2 and KLa8.37Eu0.63(GeO4)6O2

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    Lipina, Olga A.; Surat, Ludmila L.; Tyutyunnik, Alexander P.; Enyashin, Andrey N.; Chufarov, Alexander Yu.; Zubkov, Vladimir G.

    2017-01-01

    New KLa9(GeO4)6O2 and KLa8.37Eu0.63(GeO4)6O2 germanates with the apatite structure type (space group P63/m, Z = 1) have been synthesized by the sol-gel method using ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid as a precursor and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Density functional theory calculations reveal that KLa9(GeO4)6O2 is a direct bandgap material, and near-UV excitation leads to the electronic transitions from the O2p- orbitals to the Lad- and K4s- states. Photoluminescence measurements of the Eu3+-doped sample indicate emission in the visible spectral range corresponding to the characteristic transitions from the excited 5D0 and 5D1 levels in europium ion.

  19. 3-Hydroxy-4-pyrones as Precursors of 4-Methoxy-3-oxidopyridinium Ylides. An Expeditious Entry to Highly Substituted 8-Azabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes.

    PubMed

    Rumbo, Antonio; Mouriño, Antonio; Castedo, Luis; Mascareñas, José L.

    1996-09-06

    3-Hydroxy-4-pyridones, which are easily prepared from commercially available 3-hydroxy-4-pyrones, can be readily transformed into 4-methoxy-3-oxidopyridinium ylides by treatment with methyl trifluoromethanesulfonate and subsequent deprotonation with a non-nucleophilic base. These ylides are capable of undergoing cycloaddition to several electron-deficient alkenes, thus allowing the synthesis of highly functionalized azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane moieties. The rich substitution patterns of these frameworks might allow their divergent conversion to a variety of natural and non-natural tropane alkaloids.

  20. 2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran is far less potent than 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in disrupting the pituitary–gonad axis of the rat fetus

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    Taura, Junki; Takeda, Tomoki; Fujii, Misaki; Hattori, Yukiko; Ishii, Yuji; Kuroki, Hiroaki; Tsukimori, Kiyomi; Uchi, Hiroshi; Furue, Masutaka; Yamada, Hideyuki

    2014-11-15

    The effect of 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran (PnCDF) on the fetal pituitary–gonad axis was compared with that produced by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in Wistar rats. Maternal treatment at gestational day (GD) 15 with PnCDF and TCDD reduced the fetal expression at GD20 of pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) and the testicular proteins necessary for steroidogenesis. The relative potencies of PnCDF ranged from 1/42nd to 1/63rd of the TCDD effect. While PnCDF, at a dose sufficient to cause a reduction in fetal LH, provoked defects in sexual behavior at adulthood, a dose less than the ED{sub 50} failed to produce any abnormality. There was a loss of fetal body weight following in utero exposure to PnCDF, and the effect of PnCDF was also much less than that of TCDD. The disturbance in fetal growth was suggested to be due to a reduction in the level of fetal growth hormone (GH) by dioxins. The disorder caused by PnCDF/TCDD in the fetal pituitary–gonad axis occurred at doses less than those needed to cause wasting syndrome in pubertal rats. The harmful effect of PnCDF relative to TCDD was more pronounced in fetal rats than in pubertal rats. These lines of evidence suggest that: 1) PnCDF as well as TCDD imprints defects in sexual behavior by disrupting the fetal pituitary–gonad axis; 2) these dioxins hinder fetal growth by reducing the expression of fetal GH; and 3) the fetal effects of PnCDF/TCDD are more sensitive than sub-acute toxicity during puberty, and the relative effect of PnCDF varies markedly depending on the indices used. - Highlights: • 2,3,4,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzofuran (PnCDF) lowers gonadal steroidogenesis in fetuses. • PnCDF exerts the above effect through an initial attenuation in gonadotropin level. • PnCDF imprints sexual immaturity by transiently disrupting the pituitary–gonad axis. • PnCDF also disturbs pup growth probably due to a reduction in growth hormone level. • The above effects are far lesser in PnCDF than 2,3,7,8

  1. 1,5-Dichloro-3(2,7),7(2,7)-dinaphthal-ena-2,4,6,8-tetra-oxa-1(2,6),5(2,6)-di(1,3,5-triazina)octa-phane.

    PubMed

    Sang, Qiu-Guang; Yang, Jing-Kui

    2011-09-01

    In the macrocyclic title compound, C(26)H(12)Cl(2)N(6)O(4), an O-atom-bridged calix[2]naphthalene-[2]triazine synthesized using a one-pot approach from naphthalene-2,7-diol and cyanuric chloride, the two isolated naphthalene planes and the two triazine-2,6-di-oxy planes adopt a 1,3-alternate configuration, with a dihedral angle of 84.10 (8)° between the naphthalene rings and a dihedral angle of 39.02 (14)° between the triazine rings. In the crystal, weak inter-molecular π-π stacking inter-actions are found between face-to-face naphthalene rings [centroid-centroid distance = 3.662 (7) Å].

  2. Syntheses, structures, and optical properties of the indium/germanium selenides Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16}, CsInSe{sub 2}, and CsInGeSe{sub 4}

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    Ward, Matthew D.; Pozzi, Eric A.; Van Duyne, Richard P.; Ibers, James A.

    2014-04-01

    The three solid-state indium/germanium selenides Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16}, CsInSe{sub 2}, and CsInGeSe{sub 4} have been synthesized at 1173 K. The structure of Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16} is a three-dimensional framework whereas those of CsInSe{sub 2} and CsInGeSe{sub 4} comprise sheets separated by Cs cations. Both Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16} and CsInGeSe{sub 4} display In/Ge disorder. From optical absorption measurements these compounds have band gaps of 2.20 and 2.32 eV, respectively. All three compounds are charge balanced. - Graphical abstract: Structure of Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16}. - Highlights: • The solid-state In/Ge selenides Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16}, CsInSe{sub 2}, and CsInGeSe{sub 4} have been synthesized. • Both Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16} and CsInGeSe{sub 4} display In/Ge disorder. • Cs{sub 4}In{sub 8}GeSe{sub 16} and CsInGeSe{sub 4} have band gaps of 2.20 eV and 2.32 eV, respectively.

  3. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-fluoro and 3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl-piperazinylalkyl derivatives of 1H-imidazo[2,1-f]purine-2,4(3H,8H)-dione as potential antidepressant agents.

    PubMed

    Zagórska, Agnieszka; Bucki, Adam; Kołaczkowski, Marcin; Siwek, Agata; Głuch-Lutwin, Monika; Starowicz, Gabriela; Kazek, Grzegorz; Partyka, Anna; Wesołowska, Anna; Słoczyńska, Karolina; Pękala, Elżbieta; Pawłowski, Maciej

    2016-01-01

    A series of 2-fluoro and 3-trifluoromethylphenylpiperazinylalkyl derivatives of 1H-imidazo[2,1-f]purine-2,4(3H,8H)-dione (4-21) were synthesized and evaluated for their serotonin (5-HT1A/5-HT7) receptor affinity and phosphodiesterase (PDE4B and PDE10A) inhibitor activity. The study enabled the identification of potent 5-HT1A, 5-HT7 and mixed 5-HT1A/5-HT7 receptor ligands with weak inhibitory potencies for PDE4B and PDE10A. The tests have been completed with the determination of lipophilicity and metabolic stability using micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) system and human liver microsomes (HLM) model. In preliminary pharmacological in vivo studies, selected compound 8-(5-(4-(2-fluorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl)pentyl)-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-imidazo[2,1-f]purine-2,4(3H,8H)-dione (9) behaved as a potential antidepressant in forced swim test (FST) in mice. Moreover, potency of antianxiety effects evoked by 9 (2.5 mg/kg) is greater than that of the reference anxiolytic drug, diazepam. Molecular modeling revealed that fluorinated arylpiperazinylalkyl derivatives of 1H-imidazo[2,1-f]purine-2,4(3H,8H)-dione have major significance for the provision of lead compounds for antidepressant and/or anxiolytic application.

  4. Fabrication of high-resolution 4,8(2) -type archimedean nanolattices composed of solution processable spin cross-over Fe(II) metallosupramolecular polymers.

    PubMed

    Venkataramudu, Uppari; Chandrasekhar, Naisa; Basak, Supratim; Prasad, Muvva D; Chandrasekar, Rajadurai

    2015-04-01

    This paper presents the synthesis of two highly soluble Fe(II) metallosupramolecular polymers with two counter anions from a novel back-to-back coupled hybrid ligand. The spin cross-over (SCO) temperature of polymers with BF4 and ClO4 counter anions is T1/2 = 313 K and T1/2 = 326 K, respectively. By following the top-down approach, one of the polymers (with ClO4 counter anion) is successfully solution processed using a lithographically controlled wetting technique to create laser readable high-resolution Archimedean (4,8(2) ) nanolattices (consist of diamagnetic octagons and SCO squares). The thickness and top area of each SCO square are ≈75 nm and ≈2 × 2 μm(2) , respectively.

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  17. Strain correlated effect on structural, magnetic, and dielectric properties in Ti4+ substituted Bi0.8Ba0.2Fe1-xTixO3

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    Paul Blessington Selvadurai, A.; Pazhanivelu, V.; Murugaraj, R.

    2015-08-01

    Ti4+ substituted Bi0.8Ba0.2Fe1-xTixO3 for x = 0.0, 0.1 and 0.2 are prepared by modified solid state reaction method. The prepared samples sintered at 850 °C for 1 h show a single phase nature. A structural change was observed on Ti4+ substitutions are confirmed through X-ray Diffraction, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectra. An anomalous phase transition is observed in Bi0.8Ba0.2FeO3 at 1173 K. The absence of ferroelectric transition and enhancement of decomposition temperature is observed in the substituted samples from the thermal analysis. A dielectric spectroscopic measurement shows that on Ti4+ substitutions, the magnitude of dielectric constant and loss tangent (tan δ) value is decreased. Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) study shows both antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic phases coexist in the M-H curve. On Ti4+ substitutions in Bi0.8Ba0.2FeO3, the antiferromagnetism dominates over the ferromagnetic phase. In corroboration to magnetisation process, ZFC-FC measurement confirms it that on Ti4+ substitution, the antiferromagnetic behaviour gets dominated. The report suggests that the interplay of strain upon Ti4+ substitution causes the structural and magnetic phase transition.

  18. 4,11-Diaza-1,8-diazo­niacyclo­tetra­decane bis­(pyridine-2-carboxyl­ate) dihydrate

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Nam-Ho; Ha, Kwang

    2009-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C10H26N4 22C6H4NO2 −·2H2O, consists of half of a doubly protonated 1,4,8,11-tetra­azacyclo­tetra­decane (cyclam) dication, a pyridine-2-carboxyl­ate anion and a solvent water mol­ecule. The complete dication is generated by a crystallographic centre and adopts an endodentate conformation which may be influenced by intra­molecular N—H⋯N hydrogen bonding. The carboxyl­ate group of the anion appears to be delocalized on the basis of the C—O bond lengths [1.257 (2) and 1.250 (2) Å]. In the crystal structure, the components are linked by inter­molecular N—H⋯O, N—H⋯N and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:21577953

  19. Structure and magnetism of [n-BuNH3]12[Cu4(GeW9O34)2].14H2O sandwiching a rhomblike Cu4(8+) tetragon through alpha-Keggin linkage.

    PubMed

    Yamase, Toshihiro; Abe, Hiroko; Ishikawa, Eri; Nojiri, Hiroyuki; Ohshima, Yuhgo

    2009-01-05

    A sandwich-type polyoxometalate, [Cu(4)(GeW(9)O(34))(2)](12-) (1a), in which two B-alpha-[GeW(9)O(34)](12-) ligands sandwich a rhomblike Cu(4)(8+) tetragon through alpha-Kappaeggin linkage, is first isolated as a [n-BuNH(3)](+) salt, [n-BuNH(3)](12)[Cu(4)(GeW(9)O(34))(2)].14H(2)O (1). A Cu(4)O(14) cluster for the rhomblike Cu(4)(8+) tetragon in 1a with C(2h) local symmetry consists of two Jahn-Teller (JT) distorted CuO(6) octahedra (at internal sites) with a short diagonal Cu(int)...Cu(int) distance of 3.10-3.11 A and two CuO(5) square pyramids (at external site) with a long diagonal Cu(ext)...Cu(ext) distance of 5.34-5.35 A, the feature of which is different from [Cu(4)(H(2)O)(2)(GeW(9)O(34))(2)](12-) (2a), comprising the four JT-distorted CuO(6) octahedral Cu(4)(8+) tetragons through beta-Keggin linkage: the axial Cu(ext)-O bond distance (2.27-2.29 A) for 1a is shorter than the corresponding JT-axial distance (2.36 A) for 2a. Measurements of magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, and electron spin resonance spectroscopy for 1 are carried out for better understanding of the molecular magnetism of the Cu(4)(8+) tetragon in comparison with 2a. The analysis of the magnetic behavior, based on the isotropic Heisenberg spin Hamiltonian comprising three exchange parameters (J, J', and J''), gives J = -24.1 cm(-1) for the Cu(ext)..Cu(int) sides, J' = -99.1 cm(-1) for the Cu(int)...Cu(int) diagonal, and J'' = +0.04 cm(-1) for the Cu(ext)...Cu(ext) diagonal of the Cu(4)(8+) rhombus. The S = 1 ground state of 1 displays g(||) = 2.42, g( perpendicular)= 2.07, D = -1.44 x 10(-2) cm(-1), and |A(Cu||)| = 46.5 x 10(-4) cm(-1). An observation of the asymmetric magnetization between a positive and a negative pulsed field (up to 10(3) T/s) at 0.5 K on the hysteresis loop indicates the quantum tunneling at zero field. The magnetic exchange interactions of four unpaired d(x(2)-y(2))-electron spins are discussed in terms of the point-dipole approximation, and the primary contribution

  20. Na8Au9.8(4)Ga7.2 and Na17Au5.87(2)Ga46.63: The diversity of pseudo 5-fold symmetries in the Na-Au-Ga system

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    Smetana, Volodymyr; Corbett, John D.; Miller, Gordon J.

    2013-11-01

    The Na-rich part (~30% Na) of the Na-Au-Ga system between NaAu2, NaGa4, and Na22Ga39 has been found to contain the ternary phases Na8Au9.8(4)Ga7.2 (I) and Na17Au5.87(2)Ga46.63 (II), according to the results of single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements. I is orthorhombic, Cmcm, a=5.3040(1), b=24.519(5), c=14.573(3) Å, and contains a network of clusters with local 5-fold symmetry along the a-axis. Such clusters are frequent building units in decagonal quasicrystals and their approximants. II is rhombohedral, R3¯m, a=16.325(2), c=35.242(7) Å, and contains building blocks that are structurally identical to the Bergman-type clusters as well as fused icosahedral units known with active metals, triels and late transition elements. II also contains a polycationic network with elements of the clathrate V type structure. Tight-binding electronic structure calculations using linear muffin-tin-orbital (LMTO) methods on idealized models of I and II indicate that both compounds are metallic with evident pseudogaps at the corresponding Fermi levels. The overall Hamilton bond populations are generally dominated by Au-Ga and Au-Au bonds in I and by Ga-Ga bonds in II; moreover, the Na-Au and Na-Ga contributions in I are unexpectedly large, ~20% of the total. A similar involvement of sodium in covalent bonding has also been found in the electron-richer i-Na13Au12Ga15 quasicrystal approximant.

  1. Addition polymers from 1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene and Bis-dienes. 2: Evidence for thermal dehydration occurring in the cure process

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    Meador, Mary Ann B.; Olshavsky, Michael A.; Meador, Michael A.; Ahn, Myong-Ku

    1988-01-01

    Diels-Alder cycloaddition copolymers from 1,4,5,8-tetrahydro-1,4;5,8-diepoxyanthracene and anthracene end-capped polyimide oligomers appear, by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), to undergo dehydration at elevated temperatures. This would produce thermally stable pentiptycene units along the polymer backbone, and render the polymers incapable of unzipping through a retro-Diels-Alder pathway. High resolution solid 13C nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) of one formulation of the polymer system before and after heating at elevated temperatures, shows this to indeed be the case. NMR spectra of solid samples of the polymer before and after heating correlated well with those of the parent pentiptycene model compound before and after acid-catalyzed dehydration. Isothermal gravimetric analyses and viscosities of the polymer before and after heat treatment support dehydration as a mechanism for the cure reaction.

  2. Dentin is dissolved by high concentrations of L-ascorbic acid 2-[3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-yl-hydrogen phosphate] potassium salt with or without hydrogen peroxide.

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    Kozuka, Masahiro; Tsujimoto, Yasuhisa

    2004-06-01

    L-Ascorbic acid 2-[3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-yl-hydrogen phosphate] potassium salt (EPC-K(1)) is a conjugate of vitamin C and vitamin E that is water-soluble and stable at room temperature. EPC-K(1) has been developed as a hydroxyl radical (.OH) scavenger and antioxidant. In a previous tooth whitening experiment, it was accidentally found that tooth (dentin) blocks were dissolved by EPC-K(1) with H(2)O(2). In the current study, high concentrations of EPC-K(1) (2.5, 25 mM) with 3% H(2)O(2) dissolved and caused the collapse of dentin blocks. Similar concentrations of EPC-K(1) without 3% H(2)O(2), however, dissolved the dentin blocks without collapse over a 3-week period. In these cases, a.OH-like signal was detected using an ESR spin-trapping method. The volume of calcium in solution (including the dentin block) increased on the addition of EPC-K(1) in a concentration-dependent manner. In addition, the calcium : phosphorus ratio changed from 2 : 1 in sound dentin to 1 : 2 in the collapsed dentin block. High concentrations of EPC-K(1) are therefore considered to have calcium chelating and dentin dissolving activity. The dentin dissolving activity was enhanced when EPC-K(1) was used with H(2)O(2). EPC-K(1) had no protective effect when used in tooth whitening with H(2)O(2).

  3. Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structure of the Ni{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2})(V{sub 4}O{sub 12})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} and Ni{sub 3}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2}){sub 3}(V{sub 8}O{sub 23}) inorganic-organic hybrid compounds. Thermal, spectroscopic and magnetic studies of the hydrated phase

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    Larrea, Edurne S.; Mesa, Jose L. Pizarro, Jose L.; Arriortua, Maria I.; Rojo, Teofilo

    2007-03-15

    Ni{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2})(V{sub 4}O{sub 12})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}, 1, and Ni{sub 3}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2}){sub 3}(V{sub 8}O{sub 23}), 2, have been synthesized using mild hydrothermal conditions at 170 deg. C under autogenous pressure. Both phases crystallize in the P-1 triclinic space group, with the unit-cell parameters, a=7.437(7), b=7.571(3), c=7.564(4) A, {alpha}=65.64(4), {beta}=76.09(4), {gamma}=86.25(3){sup o} for 1 and a=8.566(2), b=9.117(2), c=12.619(3) A, {alpha}=71.05(2), {beta}=83.48(4), {gamma}=61.32(3){sup o} for 2, being Z=2 for both compounds. The crystal structure of the three-dimensional 1 is constructed from layers linked between them through the pyrazine molecules. The sheets are formed by edge-shared [Ni{sub 2}O{sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}N{sub 2}] nickel(II) dimers octahedra and rings composed by four [V{sub 4}O{sub 12}] vanadium(V) tetrahedra linked through vertices. The crystal structure of 2 is formed from vertex shared [VO{sub 4}] tetrahedra that give rise to twelve member rings. [NiO{sub 4}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2}){sub 2}]{sub {infinity}} chains, resulting from [NiO{sub 4}N{sub 2}] octahedra and pyrazine molecules, give rise to a 3D skeleton when connecting to [VO{sub 4}] tetrahedra. Diffuse reflectance measurements of 1 indicate a slightly distorted octahedral geometry with values of Dq=880, B=980 and C=2700 cm{sup -1}. Magnetic measurements of 1, carried out in the 5.0-300 K range, indicate the existence of antiferromagnetic couplings with a Neel temperature near to 38 K. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of a sheet of Ni{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2})(V{sub 4}O{sub 12})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}.

  4. Functional roles of Arabidopsis CKRC2/YUCCA8 gene and the involvement of PIF4 in the regulation of auxin biosynthesis by cytokinin

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    Di, Dong-Wei; Wu, Lei; Zhang, Li; An, Chen-Wei; Zhang, Tian-Zi; Luo, Pan; Gao, Huan-Huan; Kriechbaumer, Verena; Guo, Guang-Qin

    2016-01-01

    Auxin and cytokinin (CK) are both important hormones involved in many aspects of plant growth and development. However, the details of auxin biosynthesis and the interaction between auxin and CK are still unclear. Isolation and characterization of an auxin deficient mutant cytokinin induced root curling 2 (ckrc2) in this work reveal that CKRC2 encodes a previously identified member of YUCCA (YUC) flavin monooxygenase-like proteins (YUC8). Our results show that, like other YUCs, CKRC2/YUC8 is a rate-limiting enzyme for catalyzing the conversion of indole-3-pyruvic acid (IPyA) to indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), acting downstream of CKRC1/TAA1 in the IPyA pathway. Here we show that the transcription of both CKRC1/TAA and CKRC2/YUC8 can be induced by CK and that the phytochrome-interacting factor 4 (PIF4) is required for this upregulation. Transcription of PIF4 itself is induced by CK via the AHKs-ARR1/12 signalling pathway. These results indicate that PIF4 plays an essential role in mediating the regulatory effect of CK on the transcriptions of CKRC1 and CKRC2 genes in the IPyA pathway of auxin biosynthesis. PMID:27827441

  5. The kinetics of T cell antigen receptor expression by subgroups of CD4+8+ thymocytes: delineation of CD4+8+3(2+) thymocytes as post- selection intermediates leading to mature T cells

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    1991-01-01

    Cortical thymocytes from adult mice, separated on the basis of coexpression of CD4 and CD8 or of binding of high levels of peanut agglutinin (PNA), were subdivided according to the level of expression of the T cell receptor (TCR)-CD3 complex. The incidence of dividing cells in the resultant subpopulations was determined by DNA staining. Precursor-product relationships and the timing of TCR-CD3 acquisition were studied using continuous in vivo [3H]TdR labeling and radioautography. The extent of intrathymic selection for TCR specificity in the subpopulations was determined from the incidence of cells bearing V beta 6 or V beta 17a in different mouse strains. The majority of dividing CD4+8+ blast cells expressed extremely low levels of TCR-CD3, indicating that TCR expression and specificity selection generally occurred after division ceased. The [3H]TdR-labeling studies indicated that postdivision TCR expression was rapid, and that those nondividing cortical thymocytes which had not expressed significant levels of TCR by day 1, remained extremely low or negative for their entire 3.6-d lifespan. Small cortical thymocytes which expressed moderate levels of TCR-CD3, were predominantly an unselected population with a lifespan of 3.8 d. A small subgroup of CD4+8+ PNA+ cortical thymocytes expressing high levels of TCR-CD3 was identified as a nondividing intermediate between the small cortical thymocytes expressing moderate levels of TCR and mature medullary thymocytes. These intermediates showed a 1-d lag in [3H]TdR labeling, then a 3.4-d transit time. The cell flux through this intermediate subpopulation was approximately 10(6) cells/d, similar to the rate of turnover of mature thymocytes; thus, although only 3-4% of thymocytes progressed to this intermediate state, once reaching it most then progressed to full maturity. In accordance with this, the incidence of the V beta selection markers within the intermediate subpopulation indicated that both positive and negative

  6. Copper Nqr and NMR Study of Metal-Substituted Yttrium BARIUM(2) COPPER(3) OXYGEN(7) and Yttrium BARIUM(2) COPPER(4) OXYGEN(8)

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    Cheng, Show-Jye

    Pulsed nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) have been used to investigate the effect of metal-substitution for copper in YBa_2Cu_3O_7 (YBCO123) and YBa_2Cu_4O_8 (YBCO124). Among many metal substitutions, Zn has an especially dramatic effect in suppressing the superconducting temperature T_{c}, and hence superconductivity. More interesting is that Zn and Fe have the same T_{c} suppression effect in YBCO124. This study focuses on the Zn substitutions in YBCO123 and Zn, Fe, and Co substitutions in YBCO124. In Zn doped YBCO123, Cu(2), plane site, NQR spectra and the frequency dependence of the spin-lattice relaxation rates have been measured over a temperature range from 77 K to 300 K to study the correlation of the suppression of the relaxation rate with the distance between the probe Cu nuclei and the impurity. It is found that the relaxation rate is insensitive to the variation of the NQR resonance frequency. However, by comparing the results of the Zn doped YBCO124 with those of YBCO123, it can be concluded that the suppression of the relaxation rate for both YBCO compounds in the normal state is caused by destruction of short-range antiferromagnetic correlation with substitution of nonmagnetic ion Zn on the Cu(2) sites. NQR and NMR measurements were carried out on both Cu(2), plane, and Cu(1), chain sites, for various concentrations of Zn, Fe, and Co dopants in YBCO124 over a temperature range from 77 K to 300 K. A strong correlation of the enhancement of Cu(2) spin lattice relaxation rate and suppression of superconductivity by impurities was found. The temperature dependence of the Cu(2) NMR linewidth exhibits a strong RKKY type exchange interaction below 225 K for Zn and Fe doped samples, which indicates the formation of the local magnetic moment. The enhancement of the relaxation rate is caused by the local magnetic moment Fe^ {+3} ion and the moments on Cu(2) neighbors when Zn^{+2} is substituted on Cu(2). This study gives

  7. Blue copper protein analogue: synthesis and characterization of copper complexes of the N2S2 macrocycle 1,8-dithia-4,11-diazacyclotetradecane.

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    Walker, Tia L; Mula, Sam; Malasi, Wilhelm; Engle, James T; Ziegler, Christopher J; van der Est, Art; Modarelli, Jody; Taschner, Michael J

    2015-12-14

    To improve understanding of copper at the active site of Type 1 copper proteins, Cu(I) and Cu(II) complexes of 1,8-dithia-4,11-diazacyclotetradecane, shown in , have been successfully isolated and structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. In these compounds, both Cu(I) and Cu(II) are centered in the plane of the macrocycle containing two sulphur and two nitrogen heteroatoms comprising the distorted tetrahedral/square planar coordination geometry. The UV/VIS spectra, electrochemistry and EPR properties have been obtained for the Cu(II) complex 2. Three absorption bands at 295 nm, 354 nm, and 545 nm are observed in aqueous solution at a pH of 5. These bands have been assigned to the N → Cu(II) and S → Cu(II) charge transfer bands and the d-d transitions respectively. The Cu(I/II) redox midpoint potential of complex 2 in CH3CN is +403 mV versus NHE.

  8. [[Cu(en)(2)](2)Re(4)Te(4)(CN)(12)].5H(2)O and [[Cu(en)(2)](2)Re(6)Te(8)(CN)(6)].5H(2)O: bonding of a transition-metal complex to a rhenium chalcocyanide cluster.

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    Mironov, Y V; Fedorov, V E; Ijjaali, I; Ibers, J A

    2001-11-19

    The use of a cyano group of a transition-metal cluster complex to bond to another transition-metal complex has been realized in the syntheses of [[Cu(en)(2)](2)Re(4)Te(4)(CN)(12)].5H(2)O (1) and [[Cu(en)(2)](2)Re(6)Te(8)(CN)(6)].5H(2)O (2), (en = ethylenediamine). These compounds have been synthesized by the reaction of an aqueous solution of K(4)[Re(4)Te(4)(CN)(12)].5H(2)O (for 1) or K(4)[Re(6)Te(8)(CN)(6)] (for 2) with an ammonia solution of Cu(en)(2)Cl(2). In each compound, two Cu(en)(2) groups are bonded to the Re cluster through Cu-N(cyanide) bonds. In compound 1, which contains a tetrahedral cluster core, the Cu(en)(2) groups are necessarily bonded to cis cyano groups; in compound 2, which has an octahedral cluster core, they are bonded to trans cyano groups. Compound 1 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c with four formulas in unit cell of dimensions a = 18.9077(10), b = 15.4841(8), c = 14.4483(8) A, beta = 95.124(1) degrees, and V = 4213.1(4) A(3) (T = 153 K); compound 2 crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1 with one formula in a unit cell of dimensions a = 9.4906(3), b = 10.6529(4), c = 12. 6252(5) A, alpha = 113.599(1) degrees, beta = 103.404(1) degrees, gamma = 92.659(1) degrees, and V = 1123.87(7) A(3) (T = 153 K).

  9. Infrared and Raman spectroscopic characterization of the silicate-carbonate mineral carletonite - KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F)·H2O

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    Frost, Ray L.; Xi, Yunfei; Scholz, Ricardo; López, Andrés; Belotti, Fernanda Maria

    2013-06-01

    An assessment of the molecular structure of carletonite a rare phyllosilicate mineral with general chemical formula given as KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F)·H2O has been undertaken using vibrational spectroscopy. Carletonite has a complex layered structure. Within one period of c, it contains a silicate layer of composition NaKSi8O18·H2O, a carbonate layer of composition NaCO3·0.5H2O and two carbonate layers of composition NaCa2CO3(F,OH)0.5. Raman bands are observed at 1066, 1075 and 1086 cm-1. Whether these bands are due to the CO32- ν1 symmetric stretching mode or to an SiO stretching vibration is open to question. Multiple bands are observed in the 300-800 cm-1 spectral region, making the attribution of these bands difficult. Multiple water stretching and bending modes are observed showing that there is much variation in hydrogen bonding between water and the silicate and carbonate surfaces.

  10. Total cross sections of electron scattering by C4H8O, C5H10O2, C6H5F, C6H5Cl, C6F5Cl, C6H4(CHO)F and C4H8O2 at 30-5000 eV

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    Shi, D. H.; Liu, Y. F.; Ma, H.; Yu, B. H.; Sun, J. F.; Zhu, Z. L.

    2008-08-01

    Total cross sections for electron scattering by large molecules C4H8O, C5H10O2, C6H5F, C6H5Cl, C6F5Cl, C6H4(CHO)F and C4H8O2 are calculated at the Hartree-Fork level using the modified additivity rule approach. The modified additivity rule approach, which was proposed by Shi et al. [Eur. Phys. J. D 45, 253 (2007); Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 254, 205 (2007)], takes into consideration that the contributions of the geometric shielding effect vary with the energy of the incident electrons, the target’s molecular dimension and the atomic and electronic numbers of the molecule. The present calculations cover the collision energies ranging from 30 to 5000 eV. The quantitative total cross sections are compared with those obtained by experiments and other theories. Good agreement is obtained even at energies of several tens of eV. It shows that the modified additivity rule approach is applicable to calculate the total cross sections of electron scattering by so large molecules at intermediate and high energies, especially above 100 eV. The total cross sections for electron scattering by the C4H8O2 molecule are predicted although no experimental and theoretical data are available for comparison over the present energy region.

  11. Synthesis, characterization, stereochemistry and antibacterial activity of N-acyl-2,4,6,8-tetraphenyl-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes

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    Ponnuswamy, S.; Pushpalatha, S.; Akila, A.; Raghuvarman, B.; Aravindhan, S.

    2016-12-01

    Three new N-acyl-2,4,6,8-tetraphenyl-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes 3-5 have been synthesized. The structural characterization and the conformational preferences of the compounds 3-5 have been carried out using IR, 1D and 2D NMR spectral data. The NMR spectral data indicate that the N-acyl-2,4,6,8-tetraphenyl-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes 3-5 prefer to exist in twin-chair conformation with partial flattening at amide nitrogen end. In order to avoid A1,3-strain with coplanar acyl groups, the phenyl groups at the amide nitrogen end are forced to occupy axial orientation. X-ray crystal structure of the N-dichloroacetyl-2,4,6,8-tetraphenyl-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane 4 also supports the twin-chair conformation in the solid state. Furthermore, the antibacterial activity for the compounds 2-5 has been carried out.

  12. Optical and scintillation properties of Ce:(Gd8AE2)(SiO4)6O2 (AE = Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) crystals

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    Igashira, Takuya; Mori, Masaki; Okada, Go; Kawaguchi, Noriaki; Yanagida, Takayuki

    2017-02-01

    1% Ce-doped and non-doped (Gd8AE2)(SiO4)6O2 (AE = Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba) (denoted as GMS, GCS, GSrS and GBS, respectively) single crystals were grown by the Floating Zone (FZ) method to evaluate their optical and scintillation properties. The Ce:GCS and Ce:GSrS samples exhibited scintillation and photoluminescence (PL) around 400 nm due to the 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+. On the other hand, Ce:GMS and Ce:GBS showed much weaker emissions in the wavelength range of 500-650 nm, in which the origin was associated with the host matrices. The PL decay curves were approximated by a double exponential decay function for all the Ce-doped samples. The decay times ranged around 10-30 and 40-90 ns, and faster components coincided with those of the non-doped samples. The scintillation decay curves of Ce-doped samples, on the other hand, were approximated by single exponential functions with slower decay constants than those of PL decay. These constants were very similar to those of non-doped samples. In the X-ray induced afterglow measurements, Ce:GCS exhibited the lowest afterglow level. The pulse height spectrum of these samples showed a full-energy peak under 241Am 5.5 MeV α-ray irradiation. Among these samples, Ce:GSrS exhibited the highest light yield which was around 600 ph/5.5 MeV-α.

  13. Submillimetre polarization and magnetic field properties in the envelopes of protoplanetary nebulae CRL 618 and OH 231.8+4.2

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    Sabin, L.; Zhang, Q.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Patel, N. A.; Vázquez, R.; Zauderer, B. A.; Contreras, M. E.; Guillén, P. F.

    2014-02-01

    We have carried out continuum and line polarization observations of two protoplanetary nebulae (PPNe), CRL 618 and OH 231.8+4.2, using the Submillimeter Array in its compact configuration. The frequency range of observations, 330-345 GHz, includes the CO(J = 3→2) line emission. CRL 618 and OH 231.8+4.2 show quadrupolar and bipolar optical lobes, respectively, surrounded by a dusty envelope reminiscent of their asymptotic giant branch phase. We report a detection of dust continuum polarized emission in both PPNe above 4σ but no molecular line polarization detection above a 3σ limit. OH 231.8+4.2 is slightly more polarized on average than CRL 618 with a mean fractional polarization of 4.3 and 0.3 per cent, respectively. This agrees with the previous finding that silicate dust shows higher polarization than carbonaceous dust. In both objects, an anticorrelation between the fractional polarization and the intensity is observed. Neither PPNe shows a well-defined toroidal equatorial field, rather the field is generally well aligned and organized along the polar direction. This is clearly seen in CRL 618 while in the case of OH 231.8+4.2, the geometry indicates an X-shaped structure coinciding overall with a dipole/polar configuration. However in the later case, the presence of a fragmented and weak toroidal field should not be discarded. Finally, in both PPNe, we observed that the well-organized magnetic field is parallel with the major axis of the 12CO outflow. This alignment could indicate the presence of a magnetic outflow launching mechanism. Based on our new high-resolution data we propose two scenarios to explain the evolution of the magnetic field in evolved stars.

  14. meso-[{Ru(phen)2}2(mu-HAT)]4+: a high-affinity DNA hairpin probe {HAT = 1,4,5,8,9,12-hexaazatriphenylene; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline}.

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    Smith, Jayden A; Morgan, Joy L; Turley, Adam G; Collins, J Grant; Keene, F Richard

    2006-07-14

    1H NMR spectroscopy and fluorescent intercalator displacement (FID) assays have been used to investigate the DNA-binding abilities of two series of dinuclear polypyridyl ruthenium(II) complexes of the form [{Ru(L)2}2(mu-BL)]4+ {L = 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipyridine (Me2bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), or 4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Me2phen); BL = 2,2'-bipyrimidine (bpm) or 1,4,5,8,9,12-hexaazatriphenylene (HAT)}. Preliminary FID surveys of these metal complexes against a variety of different oligonucleotides revealed that those complexes based upon the HAT bridging ligand induced greater fluorescence decreases in dye-bound DNA than did their bpm-bridged counterparts, suggesting a higher binding affinity by the HAT-bridged species. Furthermore, the greatest fluorescence decreases were typically observed in an oligonucleotide featuring a six-base hairpin loop. The apparent binding affinity of the metal complexes was also found to be a function of the stereochemistry and identity of the terminal ligands of the complex. The meso (DeltaLambda) stereoisomer generally induced greater fluorescence decreases than did either enantiomer (DeltaDelta or LambdaLambda), phen-based terminal ligands performed better than bpy-based terminal ligands, and those terminal ligands with methyl substituents demonstrated stronger apparent binding than did their non-methylated analogues. NMR experiments on meso-[{Ru(phen)2}2(mu-HAT)]4+ and meso-[{Ru(Me2phen)2}2(mu-HAT)]4+ demonstrated that both complexes bound with high affinity to the six-base hairpin oligonucleotide at the stem-loop interface and provided evidence to support stronger binding by the methylated species. meso-[{Ru(phen)2}2(mu-HAT)]4+ was found to bind poorly to duplex DNA and smaller four-base hairpin loops in FID and NMR experiments, whereas FID data suggest that the methylated analogue binds relatively strongly to most oligonucleotide sequences (the four- and six-base hairpins in particular). These

  15. Liquid rocket booster study. Volume 2, book 4, appendices 6-8: Reports of Rocketdyne, Pratt and Whitney, and TRW

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    1988-01-01

    For the pressure fed engines, detailed trade studies were conducted defining engine features such as thrust vector control methods, thrust chamber construction, etc. This was followed by engine design layouts and booster propulsion configuration layouts. For the pump fed engines parametric performance and weight data was generated for both O2/H2 and O2/RP-1 engines. Subsequent studies resulted in the selection of both LOX/RP-1 and O2/H2 propellants for the pump fed engines. More detailed analysis of the selected LOX/RP-1 and O2/H2 engines was conducted during the final phase of the study.

  16. Cyclic polyvanadates incorporating template transition metal cationic species: synthesis and structures of hexavanadate [PdV6O18]4-, octavanadate [Cu2V8O24]4-, and decavanadate [Ni4V10O30(OH)2(H2O)6]4-.

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    Kurata, Taisei; Uehara, Akira; Hayashi, Yoshihito; Isobe, Kiyoshi

    2005-04-04

    Three types of heteropolyvanadates, [(C2H5)4N]4[PdV6O18] (1), [(C2H5)4N]4[Cu2V8O24] (2), and [(C6H5)4P]4[Ni4V10O30(OH)2(H2O)6] (3), were synthesized through the reaction between the [VO3]- anion and metal template cations of Pd(II), Cu(II), and Ni(II). The X-ray crystal structures of 1 (a = 29.952(4) A, b = 12.911(2) A, and c = 13.678(2) A, orthorhombic, space group Pca2(1) with Z = 4), 2 (a = 13.740(1) A, b = 22.488(2) A, c = 18.505(2) A, and beta= 94.058(2) degrees , monoclinic, space group P2(1)/n with Z = 4), and 3 (a = 12.333(2) A, b = 16.208(4) A, c = 16.516(3) A, alpha = 112.438(3) degrees , beta = 94.735(3) degrees , and gamma = 104.749(3) degrees , triclinic, space group P with Z = 1) demonstrate that the metal cationic species induced cyclic [VO3](n-)n (n = 6, 8, 10) ring formation and the cations are incorporated in the rings themselves. In the metal inclusion products, the cyclic vanadates act as macrocyclic ligands, in which the metal cationic species act as the templates. The cyclic vanadate is composed of tetrahedral VO4 units that share corners and incorporates a metal cationic species in the center of the molecules. The bowl-shaped complex 1 includes a Pd2+ cation that is coordinated by the oxygen donors of a boatlike hexavanadate ring. The diamagnetic complex 1 was characterized via 51V and 17O NMR spectroscopy. Complex 2 involves an octavanadate ring and two Cu2+, which are located on both sides of the mean plane as defined by the eight oxygen atoms that bridge the vanadium atoms. In the case of complex 3, the di-mu-hydroxo-bridged Ni2+ dimer with capped Ni2+ aqua ions is formed by hydrolysis to form the decavanadate ring, in which two of the tetrahedral vanadate units are not bonded to the Ni2+ core but supported by hydrogen bonds through the aqua-ligand in the capped Ni2+ cation. Complexes 1-3 in solution were clearly identified by their characteristic isotope patterns using ESI-MS studies.

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  3. Association between FTO, MC4R, SLC30A8, and KCNQ1 gene variants and type 2 diabetes in Saudi population.

    PubMed

    Bazzi, M D; Nasr, F A; Alanazi, M S; Alamri, A; Turjoman, A A; Moustafa, A S; Alfadda, A A; Pathan, A A K; Parine, N R

    2014-12-04

    Recent genome wide association studies identified many loci in several genes that have been consistently associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus in various ethnic populations. Among the genes that were most strongly associated with diabetes were fat mass- and obesity-associated, melanocortin 4 receptor, solute carrier family 30 member 8 (SLC30A8), and a member of the potassium voltage-gated channels. In the present study, we examined the association between variants in fat mass- and obesity-associated [rs9939609 (A/T)], melanocortin 4 receptor [rs17782313 (C/T), and rs12970134 (A/G)], SLC30A8 [rs13266634 (C/T)], and a member of the potassium voltage-gated channels [rs2237892(C/T)] genes in diabetes patients from Saudi Arabia. Genotypes were determined using the TaqMan single-nucleotide polymorphism genotype analysis technique. Minor allele frequency of the 4 variants tested was comparable between type 2 diabetes cases and controls. We observed an association between allele variants of SLC30A8 [rs13266634 (C/T)] and type 2-diabetes (P = 0.04). The other single-nucleotide polymorphisms examined in this study showed moderate or no correlation with diabetes in Saudis. Our data indicate that the SLC30A8 polymorphisms are associated with type 2 diabetes in the Saudi population. There is no evidence supporting an association between variants in the fat mass- and obesity-associated and melanocortin 4 receptor, and a member of the potassium voltage-gated channels genes and type 2 diabetes in the Saudi population.

  4. 6-(4-Amino-2-butyl-imidazoquinolyl)-norleucine: Toll-like receptor 7 and 8 agonist amino acid for self-adjuvanting peptide vaccine.

    PubMed

    Fujita, Yoshio; Hirai, Kazuyuki; Nishida, Keigo; Taguchi, Hiroaki

    2016-05-01

    Generally, small peptides by themselves are weak to induce antibody responses. Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are attractive candidates of vaccine adjuvants to improve their antigenicity. The covalent conjugation of TLR ligands with antigens to produce self-adjuvanting peptide vaccine is a promising approach. Based on the structure of TLR7/8 ligands, a series of synthetic amino acids 6-imidazoquinolyl-norleucines were synthesized, wherein an imidazoquinoline structure as the TLR7/8 agonistic pharmacophores was constructed on the ε-NH2 group of Lys. Of them, 6-(4-amino-2-butyl-imidazoquinolyl)-norleucine showed the most potent TLR7 and TLR8 agonistic activities with EC50 values of 8.55 and 106 μM, respectively. Subsequently, mice were immunized with the influenza A virus M2e antigen mixed with or covalently conjugated to the TLR7/8 agonist amino acid, which led to induction of M2e specific antibody productions in the absence of other adjuvant. We successfully developed a novel efficient tool for self-adjuvanting peptide vaccines targeting TLR7/8.

  5. Synthesis, in vitro antimycobacterial evaluation and docking studies of some new 5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4',3':4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one schiff bases.

    PubMed

    Malothu, Narender; Bhandaru, Jaswanth S; Kulandaivelu, Umasankar; Jojula, Malathi; Adidala, Raghuram Reddy; K R, Umadevi; A V N, Dusthackeer; Kaki, Venkat Rao; Akkinepally, Raghuram R

    2016-02-01

    Development of multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) has been considered as major health burden, globally. In order to develop novel, potential molecules against drug resistant TB, twenty two (22) new 3-substituted-7-benzyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4',3':4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one (6a-k) and 3-substituted-7-benzyl-2-methyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4',3':4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one (7a-k) derivatives were designed and synthesized by using appropriate synthetic protocols. Pantothenate synthetase (PS) was considered as the target for the molecular docking studies and evaluated the binding pattern at active site, as PS plays a significant role in the biosynthesis of pantothenate in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). The preliminary in vitro antibacterial screening of test compounds was carried out against two strains of Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae) bacteria. The antimycobacterial screening was performed against MTB H37Rv and an isoniazid-resistant clinical isolate of MTB. The compounds 6b, 6c, 6d, 6k, 7b, 7c, 7d and 7k exhibited promising antibacterial activity MIC in the range of 15-73 μM against all bacterial strains used and compounds 6d and 7b showed antimycobacterial activity (IC50 <340 μM in LRP assay) and (MIC <9 μM in broth microdilution method).

  6. Crystal structure of 2-[9-(2-hy-droxy-phen-yl)-1,8-dioxo-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10-deca-hydro-acridin-10-yl]acetic acid.

    PubMed

    Akkurt, Mehmet; Jasinski, Jerry P; Mohamed, Shaaban K; Allah, Omyma A Abd; Tamam, Asmaa H A; Albayati, Mustafa R

    2015-12-01

    The title compound, C21H21NO5, crystallizes with two mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit. In each mol-ecule, the central 1,4-di-hydro-pyridine ring adopts a shallow sofa conformations (with the C atom bearing the phenol ring as the flap), whereas the pendant cyclo-hexene rings both have twisted-boat conformations. Each mol-ecule features an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond, which closes an S(8) ring. In the crystal, the mol-ecules are linked by O-H⋯O, C-H⋯O and C-H⋯π inter-actions, forming a three-dimensional network.

  7. Expression patterns indicate that BMP2/4 and Chordin, not BMP5-8 and Gremlin, mediate dorsal-ventral patterning in the mollusk Crassostrea gigas.

    PubMed

    Tan, Sujian; Huan, Pin; Liu, Baozhong

    2016-12-16

    Though several bilaterian animals use a conserved BMP2/4-Chordin antagonism to pattern the dorsal-ventral (DV) axis, the only lophotrochozoan species in which early DV patterning has been studied to date, the leech Helobdella robusta, appears to employ BMP5-8 and Gremlin. These findings call into question the conservation of a common DV patterning mechanism among bilaterian animals. To explore whether the unusual DV patterning mechanism in H. robusta is also used in other lophotrochozoan species, we investigated the expression of orthologous genes in the early embryo of a bivalve mollusk, Crassostrea gigas. Searching of the genome and phylogenetic analysis revealed that C. gigas possesses single orthologs of BMP2/4, Chordin, and BMP5-8 and no Gremlin homolog. Whole mount in situ hybridization revealed mRNA localization of BMP2/4 and Chordin on the opposite sides of embryos, suggesting the potential involvement of a BMP2/4-Chordin antagonism in DV patterning in this species. Furthermore, universal BMP5-8 expression and the absence of a Gremlin homolog in the C. gigas genome called into question any major contribution by BMP5-8 and Gremlin to early DV patterning in this species. Additionally, we identified seven genes showing asymmetric expression along the DV axis, providing further insight into DV patterning in C. gigas. We present the first report of a Chordin gene in a lophotrochozoan species and of the opposite expression of BMP2/4 (dorsal) and Chordin (ventral) along the D/V axis of a lophotrochozoan embryo. The findings of this study further the knowledge of axis formation in lophotrochozoan species and provide insight into the evolution of the animal DV patterning mechanism.

  8. Comparative studies of the dielectric properties of (1-x)BiFeO3-xNi0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 (x=0.0, 0.2, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0) multiferroic nanocomposite with their single phase BiFeO3 and Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4

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    Mani, Angom Devadatta; Soibam, Ibetombi

    2017-02-01

    BiFeO3 (BFO) and nickel zinc ferrite Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 (NZFO) were prepared by sol gel and auto combustion route respectively. Stoichiometric proportions were mixed to obtain the multiferroic nanocomposites having the compositional formula (1-x)BiFeO3-x Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 (x=0.0, 0.2, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0). The phases were confirmed by XRD analyses. SEM micrographs showed the agglomerated nature of the particles with continuous grain growth in all directions. Elemental compositions were confirmed from EDAX studies. FTIR studies showed the stretching and bending vibrations of the various bonds present in the samples. The dielectric properties such as dielectric constant, ε‧ and dielectric loss tangent, tanδ were studied for the spinel, perovskite and nanocomposite ferrites. Experimental result shows an increasing trend in the value of dielectric constant in going from spinel to perovskite phase. The frequency dependence of tanδ showed minimum loss for x=0.5 nanocomposite. Possible mechanisms explaining the above results were being discussed.

  9. We are Family: the Conformations of 1-FLUOROALKANES, C_nH2n+1F (n = 2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

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    Obenchain, Daniel A.; Orellana, W.; Cooke, S. A.

    2016-06-01

    he pure rotational spectra of the n = 5, 6, 7, and 8 members of the 1-fluoroalkane family have been recorded between 7 GHz and 14 GHz using chirped pulse Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy. The spectra have been analyzed and results will be presented and compared with previous work on the n= 2, 3, and 4 members. The lowest energy conformer for all family members has the common feature that the fluorine is in a gauche position relative to the alkyl tail for which all other heavy atom dihedral angles, where appropriate, are 180 degrees. For the n = 3 and higher family members the second lowest energy conformer has all heavy atom dihedral angles equal to 180 degrees. For each family member transitions carried by both low energy conformers were observed in the collected rotational spectra. Quantum chemical calculations were performed and trends in the energy separations between these two common conformers will be presented as a function of chain length. Furthermore, longer chain lengths have been examined using only quantum chemical calculations and results will be presented. M. Hayashi, M. Fujitake, T. Inagusa, S. Miyazaki, J.Mol.Struct., 216, 9-26, 1990 W. Caminati, A. C. Fantoni, F. Manescalchi, F. Scappini, Mol.Phys., 64, 1089 ,1988 L. B. Favero, A. Maris, A. Degli Esposti, P. G. Favero, W. Caminati, G. Pawelke, Chem.Eur.J., 6(16), 3018-3025, 2000

  10. Application of principal component analysis to gas sensing characteristics of Cr0.8Fe0.2NbO4 thick film array.

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    Sree Rama Murthy, A; Pathak, Dhruv; Sharma, Gautam; Gnanasekar, K I; Jayaraman, V; Umarji, A M; Gnanasekaran, T

    2015-09-10

    The transient changes in resistances of Cr0.8Fe0.2NbO4 thick film sensors towards specified concentrations of H2, NH3, acetonitrile, acetone, alcohol, cyclohexane and petroleum gas at different operating temperatures were recorded. The analyte-specific characteristics such as slopes of the response and retrace curves, area under the curve and sensitivity deduced from the transient curve of the respective analyte gas have been used to construct a data matrix. Principal component analysis (PCA) was applied to this data and the score plot was obtained. Distinguishing one reducing gas from the other is demonstrated based on this approach, which otherwise is not possible by measuring relative changes in conductivity. This methodology is extended for three Cr0.8Fe0.2NbO4 thick film sensor array operated at different temperatures.

  11. Neolignans with a Rare 2-Oxaspiro[4.5]deca-6,9-dien-8-one Motif from the Stem Bark of Cinnamomum subavenium.

    PubMed

    Lai, Yongji; Liu, Tingting; Sa, Rongjian; Wei, Xialan; Xue, Yongbo; Wu, Zhaodi; Luo, Zengwei; Xiang, Ming; Zhang, Yonghui; Yao, Guangmin

    2015-07-24

    Two pairs of racemic spirodienone neolignans with a rare 2-oxaspiro[4.5]deca-6,9-dien-8-one motif, named (±)-subaveniumins A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the bark of Cinnamomum subavenium. The chiral separation of the (+)-1, (-)-1, (+)-2, and (-)-2 enantiomers was accomplished via high-performance liquid chromatography on a chiral column. Their structures were elucidated using single-crystal X-ray diffraction and spectroscopic analyses (UV, IR, HRESIMS, and 1D and 2D NMR). The absolute configurations of the enantiomers were determined by comparing the experimental and calculated electronic circular dichroic spectra. The (+)-1, (-)-1, (+)-2, and (-)-2 enantiomers exhibited moderate inhibitory effects against NO production in RAW264.7 mouse macrophages induced by lipopolysaccharide, with IC50 values of 17.9, 5.6, 15.1, and 4.3 μM, respectively.

  12. Numerical Study on Recombination Efficiency at 4,4'-Bis(2,2'-diphenylvinyl)-1,1'-spirobiphenyl/Tris(8-quinolinolato)aluminium Interface in Organic Light Emitting Diodes

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    Hwang, Young Wook; Kim, Kwang Sik; Won, Tae Young

    2013-10-01

    In this paper, we report our numerical study on the electrical and optical properties of the organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) devices with n-doped layer, which is inserted for the purpose of reducing the interface barrier height between the cathode and the electron transport layer (ETL). We performed finite element method (FEM) simulation on OLEDs in order to understand the transport behavior of carriers, recombination kinetics, and emission property. Our model includes Poisson's equation, continuity equation to account for behavior of electrons and holes and exciton continuity/transfer equation to account for recombination of carriers. We employ the multilayer structure which consists of indium tin oxide (ITO); 2,2',7,7'-tetrakis(N,N-diphenylamine)-9,9'-spirobi-fluorene (S-TAD); 4,4'-bis(2,2'-diphenylvinyl)-1,1'-spirobiphenyl (S-DPVBi); tris(8-quinolinolato)aluminium (Alq3); calcium (Ca).

  13. Non-additive hepatic gene expression elicited by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB153) co-treatment in C57BL/6 mice

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    Kopec, Anna K.; D'Souza, Michelle L.; Mets, Bryan D.; Burgoon, Lyle D.; Reese, Sarah E.; Archer, Kellie J.; Potter, Dave; Tashiro, Colleen; Sharratt, Bonnie; Harkema, Jack R.; Zacharewski, Timothy R.

    2011-10-15

    Interactions between environmental contaminants can lead to non-additive effects that may affect the toxicity and risk assessment of a mixture. Comprehensive time course and dose-response studies with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), non-dioxin-like 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB153) and their mixture were performed in immature, ovariectomized C57BL/6 mice. Mice were gavaged once with 30 {mu}g/kg TCDD, 300 mg/kg PCB153, a mixture of 30 {mu}g/kg TCDD with 300 mg/kg PCB153 (MIX) or sesame oil vehicle for 4,12, 24,72 or 168 h. In the 24 h dose-response study, animals were gavaged with TCDD (0.3,1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 30, 45 {mu}g/kg), PCB153 (3,10, 30, 60, 100, 150, 300, 450 mg/kg), MIX (0.3 + 3, 1 + 10, 3 + 30, 6 + 60, 10 + 100, 15 + 150, 30 + 300, 45 {mu}g/kg TCDD + 450 mg/kg PCB153, respectively) or vehicle. All three treatments significantly increased relative liver weights (RLW), with MIX eliciting significantly greater increases compared to TCDD and PCB153 alone. Histologically, MIX induced hepatocellular hypertrophy, vacuolization, inflammation, hyperplasia and necrosis, a combination of TCDD and PCB153 responses. Complementary lipid analyses identified significant increases in hepatic triglycerides in MIX and TCDD samples, while PCB153 had no effect on lipids. Hepatic PCB153 levels were also significantly increased with TCDD co-treatment. Microarray analysis identified 167 TCDD, 185 PCB153 and 388 MIX unique differentially expressed genes. Statistical modeling of quantitative real-time PCR analysis of Pla2g12a, Serpinb6a, Nqo1, Srxn1, and Dysf verified non-additive expression following MIX treatment compared to TCDD and PCB153 alone. In summary, TCDD and PCB153 co-treatment elicited specific non-additive gene expression effects that are consistent with RLW increases, histopathology, and hepatic lipid accumulation. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: > MIX (TCDD:PCB153 at 1:10,000 ratio) exposure leads to non-additive gene expression

  14. Novel Highly Pathogenic Avian A(H5N2) and A(H5N8) Influenza Viruses of Clade 2.3.4.4 from North America Have Limited Capacity for Replication and Transmission in Mammals

    PubMed Central

    Kaplan, Bryan S.; Russier, Marion; Jeevan, Trushar; Marathe, Bindumadhav; Govorkova, Elena A.; Russell, Charles J.; Kim-Torchetti, Mia; Choi, Young Ki; Brown, Ian; Saito, Takehiko; Stallknecht, David E.; Krauss, Scott

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Highly pathogenic influenza A(H5N8) viruses from clade 2.3.4.4 were introduced to North America by migratory birds in the fall of 2014. Reassortment of A(H5N8) viruses with avian viruses of North American lineage resulted in the generation of novel A(H5N2) viruses with novel genotypes. Through sequencing of recent avian influenza viruses, we identified PB1 and NP gene segments very similar to those in the viruses isolated from North American waterfowl prior to the introduction of A(H5N8) to North America, highlighting these bird species in the origin of reassortant A(H5N2) viruses. While they were highly virulent and transmissible in poultry, we found A(H5N2) viruses to be low pathogenic in mice and ferrets, and replication was limited in both hosts compared with those of recent highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses. Molecular characterization of the hemagglutinin protein from A(H5N2) viruses showed that the receptor binding preference, cleavage, and pH of activation were highly adapted for replication in avian species and similar to those of other 2.3.4.4 viruses. In addition, North American and Eurasian clade 2.3.4.4 H5NX viruses replicated to significantly lower titers in differentiated normal human bronchial epithelial cells than did seasonal human A(H1N1) and highly pathogenic A(H5N1) viruses isolated from a human case. Thus, despite their having a high impact on poultry, our findings suggest that the recently emerging North American A(H5N2) viruses are not expected to pose a substantial threat to humans and other mammals without further reassortment and/or adaptation and that reassortment with North American viruses has not had a major impact on viral phenotype. IMPORTANCE Highly pathogenic H5 influenza viruses have been introduced into North America from Asia, causing extensive morbidity and mortality in domestic poultry. The introduced viruses have reassorted with North American avian influenza viruses, generating viral genotypes

  15. Characterization of collision cascade damage in Ca{sub 2}La{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2} by HRTEM

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    Weber, W.J.; Wang, L.M.

    1994-12-01

    Ca{sub 2}La{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2} thin crystals become amorphous under ion beam irradiation. The ion dose required for complete amorphization of the thin crystal (critical amorphization dose, D{sub c}) increased with the increasing irradiation temperature and decreased with ion mass at elevated temperatures. Samples irradiated with 1-1.5 MeV Ar{sup +}, Kr{sup +} and Xe{sup +} ions to doses much lower than Dc, in the temperature range from 20 to 498 K were used for a detailed HRTEM study to better understand the amorphization process. The residual collision cascade damage after irradiation appeared as manometer scale amorphous domains. The images of these domains are extremely sensitive to the sample thickness. Small domains of cascade size were only found at the very thin edge of the sample. In thicker regions, amorphous domains appear after higher doses as the result of cascade overlap in projection. At higher temperatures, the observed amorphous domains are smaller indicating thermal recovery at the amorphous/crystalline interface. The amorphous domains are also larger in size after irradiation with ions of higher mass at a fixed ion dose. These results are consistent with the Dc-temperature curves determined by in situ TEM with the HVEM-Tandem Facility at Argonne National Laboratory. The width of the amorphous rim along the edge of the specimen grew with increasing ion dose suggesting that amorphization also proceeds from the sample surface. Images of the collision cascade damage were compared to the cascade sizes calculated with the TRIM code. Some digitally acquired HRTEM images of the cascade damage were processed to reveal more detailed information.

  16. t(4;8)(q27;q24) in Hodgkin lymphoma cells targets phosphodiesterase PDE5A and homeobox gene ZHX2.

    PubMed

    Nagel, Stefan; Schneider, Björn; Rosenwald, Andreas; Meyer, Corinna; Kaufmann, Maren; Drexler, Hans G; MacLeod, Roderick A F

    2011-12-01

    Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells represent the malignant fraction of infiltrated lymph nodes in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Although HRS cells display multiple chromosomal aberrations, few are recurrent and the targeted genes unknown. However, understanding the pathology of HL and developing rational therapies may well require identifying putative deregulated genes. Here, we analyzed the karyotype of the well-defined HL cell line L-1236 by spectral karyotyping and identified multiple abnormalities, therein, notably t(4;8)(q27;q24) which includes two breakpoint regions previously highlighted in HL. Target genes at 4q27 and 8q24 were shortlisted by high density genomic arrays and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Expression analysis of candidate target genes revealed conspicuous activation of phosphodiesterase PDE5A at 4q27 and inhibition of homeobox gene ZHX2 at 8q24. Treatment of L-1236 with PDE5A-inhibitor sildenafil or with siRNA directed against PDE5A and concomitant stimulation with cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) resulted in enhanced apoptosis, indicating PDE5A as an oncogene. Expression profiling of L-1236 cells following siRNA-mediated knockdown of ZHX2 showed inhibition of genes regulating differentiation and apoptosis, suggesting tumor suppressor activity of ZHX2. Downstream genes included STAT1 and several STAT1-target genes, indicating activation of STAT1-signaling by ZHX2 as analyzed by RQ-PCR and western blot. Taken together, we have identified a novel aberration with recurrent breakpoints in HL, t(4;8)(q27;q24), which activate PDE5A and repress ZHX2, deregulating apoptosis, differentiation, and STAT1-signaling in HL cells.

  17. Magnetic and electrical properties of (FeIn2S4)1-x(CuIn5S8)x solid solutions

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    Trukhanov, S. V.; Bodnar, I. V.; Zhafar, M. A.

    2015-04-01

    In this study, single crystals of FeIn2S4 and CuIn5S8 compounds, and (FeIn2S4)1-x(CuIn5S8)x solid solutions were grown using the Bridgman method. The magnetic and electrical properties of the samples obtained were investigated at temperatures of 5-300 K and in a magnetic field range of 0-14 T. It was established that all of the solid solutions were paramagnets down to low temperatures of ~10 K. It was shown that the ground state of the magnetic phase of the samples was a spin glass state, where the freezing temperature increased monotonically with the increase in the concentration of Fe2+ cations. All of the samples exhibited semiconductor characteristics in terms of electrical resistivity. The concentration-dependent critical magnetic temperatures, magnetic moment, and activation energy were plotted, which are probably explained by the magnetic state formation of the (FeIn2S4)1-x(CuIn5S8)x solid solution single crystals based on the empirical Goodenough-Kanamori rules.

  18. Homogeneous crystalline FeSi2 films of c (4 × 8) phase grown on Si (111) by reactive deposition epitaxy

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    The growth of iron silicides on Si (111) using reactive deposition epitaxy method was studied by scanning tunneling microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Instead of the mixture of different silicide phases, a homogeneous crystalline film of c (4 × 8) phase was formed on the Si (111) surface at approximately 750°C. Scanning tunneling spectra show that the film exhibits a semiconducting character with a band gap of approximately 0.85 eV. Compared with elemental Fe, the Fe 2p peaks of the film exhibit a lower spin-orbit splitting (−0.3 eV) and the Fe 2p3/2 level has a smaller full-width at half maximum (−0.6 eV) and a higher binding energy (+0.3 eV). Quantitative XPS analysis shows that the c (4 × 8) phase is in the FeSi2 stoichiometry regime. The c (4 × 8) pattern could result from the ordered arrangement of defects of Fe vacancies in the buried Fe layers. PMID:24305438

  19. 3-Ethyl-4-hy-droxy-8-meth-oxy-quinolin-2(1H)-one.

    PubMed

    Kafka, Stanislav; Pevec, Andrej; Proisl, Karel; Kimmel, Roman; Košmrlj, Janez

    2012-11-01

    In the title compound, C(12)H(13)NO(3), the quinoline ring system is approximately planar with a maximum deviation from the least-squares plane of 0.058 (2) Å. In the crystal, N-H⋯O and O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into chains running along the b-axis direction. The chains also feature π-π inter-actions between pyridine and benzene rings of inversion-related mol-ecules [centroid-centroid distance = 3.609 (2) Å].

  20. Replication Bypass of the trans-4-Hydroxynonenal-Derived (6S,8R,11S)-1,N2-Deoxyguanosine DNA Adduct by the Sulfolobus solfataricus DNA Polymerase IV

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    trans-4-Hydroxynonenal (HNE) is the major peroxidation product of ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in vivo. Michael addition of the N2-amino group of dGuo to HNE followed by ring closure of N1 onto the aldehyde results in four diastereomeric 1,N2-dGuo (1,N2-HNE-dGuo) adducts. The (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo adduct was incorporated into the 18-mer templates 5′-d(TCATXGAATCCTTCCCCC)-3′ and d(TCACXGAATCCTTCCCCC)-3′, where X = (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo adduct. These differed in the identity of the template 5′-neighbor base, which was either Thy or Cyt, respectively. Each of these templates was annealed with either a 13-mer primer 5′-d(GGGGGAAGGATTC)-3′ or a 14-mer primer 5′-d(GGGGGAAGGATTCC)-3′. The addition of dNTPs to the 13-mer primer allowed analysis of dNTP insertion opposite to the (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo adduct, whereas the 14-mer primer allowed analysis of dNTP extension past a primed (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo:dCyd pair. The Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 DNA polymerase IV (Dpo4) belongs to the Y-family of error-prone polymerases. Replication bypass studies in vitro reveal that this polymerase inserted dNTPs opposite the (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo adduct in a sequence-specific manner. If the template 5′-neighbor base was dCyt, the polymerase inserted primarily dGTP, whereas if the template 5′-neighbor base was dThy, the polymerase inserted primarily dATP. The latter event would predict low levels of Gua → Thy mutations during replication bypass when the template 5′-neighbor base is dThy. When presented with a primed (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo:dCyd pair, the polymerase conducted full-length primer extension. Structures for ternary (Dpo4-DNA-dNTP) complexes with all four template-primers were obtained. For the 18-mer:13-mer template-primers in which the polymerase was confronted with the (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N2-dGuo adduct, the (6S,8R,11S)-1,N2-dGuo lesion remained in the ring-closed conformation at the active site. The incoming dNTP, either d

  1. 8-Meth­oxy-3-methyl-3,4-di­hydro-2H-1,3-benzoxazine

    PubMed Central

    Zhu, Jing; Yang, Xiang-Xiang; Xu, Long-Yu; Ren, Zhi-Dong; Qu, Ling-Bo

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C10H13NO2, crystallizes with two crystallographically independent mol­ecules of similar geometry in the asymmetric unit; the six-membered oxazine rings adopts a half-chair conformation. Neither hydrogen bonds nor π–π inter­actions are observed in the crystal structure. PMID:24454069

  2. Crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis of ethyl 2-{[4-ethyl-5-(quinolin-8-yloxymeth­yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl]sulfan­yl}acetate

    PubMed Central

    Bahoussi, Rawia Imane; Djafri, Ahmed; Djafri, Ayada

    2017-01-01

    In the title compound, C18H20N4O3S, the 1,2,4-triazole ring is twisted with respect to the mean plane of quinoline moiety at 65.24 (4)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by weak C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming the three-dimensional supra­molecular packing. π–π stacking between the quinoline ring systems of neighbouring mol­ecules is also observed, the centroid-to-centroid distance being 3.6169 (6) Å. Hirshfeld surface (HS) analyses were performed. PMID:28217336

  3. 8 CFR 325.4 - Application; documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Application; documents. 325.4 Section 325.4 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY NATIONALITY REGULATIONS NATIONALS BUT NOT CITIZENS... chapter. (b) The applicant shall submit with the application: (1) A birth certificate or other evidence...

  4. 8 CFR 316.4 - Application; documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Application; documents. 316.4 Section 316.4 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY NATIONALITY REGULATIONS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR... permanent resident by submitting the original evidence, issued by the Service, of lawful permanent...

  5. 8 CFR 1101.4 - Registration procedure.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Registration procedure. 1101.4 Section 1101... REGULATIONS PRESUMPTION OF LAWFUL ADMISSION § 1101.4 Registration procedure. The procedure for an application... a person eligible for presumption of lawful admission for permanent residence under § 1101.1...

  6. 8 CFR 1240.4 - Incompetent respondents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Incompetent respondents. 1240.4 Section 1240.4 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE REMOVABILITY OF ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES...

  7. 8 CFR 1240.4 - Incompetent respondents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Incompetent respondents. 1240.4 Section 1240.4 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE REMOVABILITY OF ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES...

  8. 8 CFR 1240.4 - Incompetent respondents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Incompetent respondents. 1240.4 Section 1240.4 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE REMOVABILITY OF ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES...

  9. 8 CFR 1240.4 - Incompetent respondents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Incompetent respondents. 1240.4 Section 1240.4 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE REMOVABILITY OF ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES...

  10. 8 CFR 1240.4 - Incompetent respondents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Incompetent respondents. 1240.4 Section 1240.4 Aliens and Nationality EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS PROCEEDINGS TO DETERMINE REMOVABILITY OF ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES...

  11. Beyond butadiene II: thermal isomerization of the [2 + 2] photodimer of an all-trans tetraene, (R)-4,4abeta,5,6,10a-hexahydro-10abeta-methyl-2(3H)-methyleneanthracene, to a 16-membered [8 + 8] cycle.

    PubMed

    Doering, W V; He, J; Shao, L

    2001-09-19

    Enthalpies of stabilization of polyenyl radicals of increasing order previously obtained by thermal geometrical isomerization are applied to the ethylene-cyclobutane paradigm. Progressively lower enthalpies of activation for thermal cyclodimerization and its reverse, cycloreversion, are predicted and realized. Photochemical dimerization at -75 degrees C of the optically pure tetraene of the title (1) at the semicyclic double bond produces in the main only one (4-axx) of the three allowed cyclobutanes (4), to which the tentative configuration anti-exo,exo is assigned. Equilibration among the three cyclobutanes (4), a slower rearrangement to a thermodynamically considerably more stable, [8 + 8] cyclohexadecahexaene (16), and a surprisingly slow fragmentation to 1 are studied kinetically between -42.3 and -8.2 degrees C. Cycloreversion of the dimer 16 to monomer 1 occurs in the range 60.4-86.6 degrees C (DeltaH = 31.7 kcal mol(-1), DeltaS = +10.8 cal mol(-1) K(-1)). The ratio of the rates of stereomutation and cycloreversion is significantly larger in these 1,2-dihexatrienylcyclobutanes than in two less strongly stabilized, previously published examples. The possible extension of Doubleday's calculational finding of entropic control of products from cyclobutane is considered.

  12. A versatile photoacoustic spectrometer for sensitive trace-gas analysis in the mid-infrared wavelength region (5.1-8.0 and 2.8-4.1 μm)

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    Persijn, S. T.; Santosa, E.; Harren, F. J. M.

    A versatile CO laser-based photoacoustic spectrometer is presented equipped with three photoacoustic cells placed inside the laser cavity. The newly designed CO laser can operate both in the Δv=1 and the Δv=2 modes (5.1-8.0 μm and 2.8-4.1 μm) on 400 laser lines. Improved laser operation originating from a better cooling of the gas discharge was evidenced by a shift of the laser output power to lower J-values. Due to the wide emission range of the source, many molecules of biological and atmospheric interest, including methane and ethane, can be detected with sensitivities typically at the (sub)ppb level. Measurement of the respiration of a cockroach showed that the spectrometer is not only sensitive, but also has a good time response (8 s at a flow rate of 10 l/h).

  13. Density functional study of the thermodynamics of hydrogen production by tetrairon hexathiolate, Fe4[MeC(CH2S)3]2(CO)8, a hydrogenase model.

    PubMed

    Surawatanawong, Panida; Hall, Michael B

    2010-06-21

    The tetranuclear iron complex Fe(4)[MeC(CH(2)S)(3)](2)(CO)(8) (1) functions like a hydrogenase to catalyze proton reduction to H(2) in the presence of 2,6-dimethylpyridinium acid (LutH(+)). Experimentally, at the first reduction potential (-1.22 V vs Fc/Fc(+)), the concentration of LutH(+) decreases slowly, while at the second reduction potential, which is sufficient to reduce 1(-) (-1.58 V vs Fc/Fc(+)), the concentration of LutH(+) decreases more rapidly. Here, density functional theory predicts both reduction potentials (E(0)) and proton-transfer free energies relative to LutH(+) for numerous intermediates and several important transition states as a basis for developing thermodynamics cycles for routes to hydrogen production by 1. At the less negative potential, one-electron reduction of 1 is followed by protonation to form a bridging hydride complex; then, a second one-electron reduction is followed by a second protonation, an ECEC process. This doubly reduced and doubly protonated species has a structure with bridging hydrides between both outer Fe-Fe pairs and can produce H(2) and regenerate 1 only by bringing the two hydrogens into proximity through a high-energy intermediate or transition state, a result consistent with the experimentally slow uptake of LutH(+) at this potential. In contrast, at the more negative (lower) reduction potential the two-electron-reduced species, 1(2-), which has bridging carbonyls between both Fe-Fe pairs, is protonated at a terminal Fe position to form a species that produces H(2) by rapidly picking up a second proton and regenerating 1 in an EECC process. Thus, the latter route avoids the high-energy intermediates and transition states necessarily accessed by the former route, a result that explains the more rapid uptake of LutH(+) at the second more negative potential. Although both routes arrive at a doubly reduced, singly protonated species in the third step of these processes, the calculations predict that a high barrier

  14. 2B4-SAP signaling is required for the priming of naive CD8(+) T cells by antigen-expressing B cells and B lymphoma cells.

    PubMed

    Huang, Yu-Hsuan; Tsai, Kevin; Tan, Sara Y; Kang, Sohyeong; Ford, Mandy L; Harder, Kenneth W; Priatel, John J

    2017-01-01

    Mutations in SH2D1A gene that encodes SAP (SLAM-associated protein) result in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP), a rare primary immunodeficiency disease defined by exquisite sensitivity to the B-lymphotropic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and B cell lymphomas. However, the precise mechanism of how the loss of SAP function contributes to extreme vulnerability to EBV and the development of B cell lymphomas remains unclear. Here, we investigate the hypothesis that SAP is critical for CD8(+) T cell immune surveillance of antigen (Ag)-expressing B cells or B lymphoma cells under conditions of defined T cell receptor (TCR) signaling. Sh2d1a(-)(/)(-) CD8(+) T cells exhibited greatly diminished proliferation relative to wild type when Ag-presenting-B cells or -B lymphoma cells served as the primary Ag-presenting cell (APC). By contrast, Sh2d1a(-)(/)(-) CD8(+) T cells responded equivalently to wild-type CD8(+) T cells when B cell-depleted splenocytes, melanoma cells or breast carcinoma cells performed Ag presentation. Through application of signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) family receptor blocking antibodies or SLAM family receptor-deficient CD8(+) T cells and APCs, we found that CD48 engagement on the B cell surface by 2B4 is crucial for initiating SAP-dependent signaling required for the Ag-driven CD8(+) T cell proliferation and differentiation. Altogether, a pivotal role for SAP in promoting the expansion and differentiation of B cell-primed viral-specific naive CD8(+) T cells may explain the selective immune deficiency of XLP patients to EBV and B cell lymphomas.

  15. Membrane optode for uranium(VI) ions preconcentration and quantification based on a synergistic combination of 4-(2-thiazolylazo)-resorcinol with 8-hydroxyquinaldine.

    PubMed

    Kalyan, Y; Pandey, A K; Naidu, G R K; Reddy, A V R

    2009-12-01

    A membrane optode was developed utilizing the 8-hydroxyquinaldine (HQ) facilitated preconcentration of UO(2)(2+) ions and subsequent colored complex formation of UO(2)(2+) with 4-(2-thiazolylazo)-resorcinol (TAR) in optode matrix. The composition of the membrane optode was optimized by scanning several extractants immobilized in different plasticized polymer matrices. It was observed that the chelating agent HQ along with an indicator TAR immobilized in the tri-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate (TEHP) plasticized cellulose triacetate matrix (CTA) was best suited as an optode for the UO(2)(2+) ions in aqueous samples. On sorption of UO(2)(2+) in the optode matrix, TAR changes color of the optode from yellow to magenta having a maximum absorbance (lambda(max)) at 546 nm. The uptake of UO(2)(2+) ions in the optode was found to be pH dependent and was maximum (>90%) at pH above 3. The acetate buffer (0.1 mol L(-1) sodium acetate + 0.1 mol L(-1) acetic acid) was found to be necessary for the stable response. The optimum equilibration time for the optode (2 cm x 1 cm) was found to be 30 min in 10 mL aqueous sample containing acetate buffer (pH 4.75). The equilibration time was found to increase with increase in aqueous sample volume. The optode response was found to be linear in the UO(2)(2+) ions concentration range of 0.01-0.11 micromol L(-1) in tap water as well as aqueous solutions containing 0.1 mol L(-1) NaCl or NaNO(3). The tolerance to the presence of several cations and anions in the determination of UO(2)(2+) ion was studied. It was observed that the optode in the presence of buffer can tolerate presence of large amounts of interfering cations (Ce(4+), V(4+), Eu(3+), Al(3+), Fe(3+), Ni(2+), Cd(2+), Co(2+), Pb(2+), Hg(2+), Cu(2+) and Th(4+) ions) without hindering the sorption of UO(2)(2+) ions in the optode matrix. The present work indicated that 50 ppb UO(2)(2+) ions in 100 mL sample can easily be quantified using this optode. The optode was found to be fully reversible

  16. Design, synthesis, and evaluation of 2-diethanolamino-4,8-diheptamethyleneimino-2-(N-aminoethyl-N-ethanolamino)-6-(N,N-diethanolamino)pyrimido[5,4-d]pyrimidine-fluorescein conjugate (8MDP-fluor), as a novel equilibrative nucleoside transporter probe.

    PubMed

    Lin, Wenwei; Buolamwini, John K

    2011-06-15

    Nucleoside transporters are integral membrane glycoproteins that play critical roles in physiological nucleoside and nucleobase fluxes, and influence the efficacy of many nucleoside chemotherapy drugs. Fluorescent reporter ligands/substrates have been shown to be useful in the analysis of nucleoside transporter (NT) protein expression and discovery of new NT inhibitors. In this study, we have developed a novel dipyridamole (DP)-based equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) fluorescent probe. The potent ENT1 and ENT2 inhibitor analogue of dipyridamole, 2,6-bis(diethanolamino)-4,8-diheptamethyleneiminopyrimido[5,4-d]pyrimidine (4, 8MDP), was modified to replace one β-hydroxyethyl group of the amino substituent at the 2-position with a β-aminoethyl group and then conjugated through the amino group to 6-(fluorescein-5-carboxamido)hexanoyl moiety to obtain a new fluorescent molecule, 2-diethanolamino-4,8-diheptamethyleneimino-2-(N-aminoethyl-N-ethanolamino)-6-(N,N-diethanolamino)pyrimido[5,4-d]pyrimidine-fluorescein conjugate, designated 8MDP-fluorescein (8MDP-fluor, 6). The binding affinities of 8MDP-fluor at ENT1 and ENT2 are reflected by the uridine uptake inhibitory K(i) values of 52.1 nM and 285 nM, respectively. 8MDP-fluor was successfully demonstrated to be a flow cytometric probe for ENT1 comparable to the nitrobenzylmercaptopurine riboside (NBMPR) analogue ENT1 fluorescent probe SAENTA-X8-fluorescein (SAENTA-fluor, 1). This is the first reported dipyridamole-based ENT1 fluorescent probe, which adds a novel tool for probing ENT1, and possibly ENT2.

  17. Propagation of shear bands in Ti{sub 66.1}Cu{sub 8}Ni{sub 4.8}Sn{sub 7.2}Nb{sub 13.9} nanostructure-dendrite composite during deformation

    SciTech Connect

    Kim, K.B.; Das, J.; Baier, F.; Eckert, J.

    2005-04-25

    During deformation of Ti{sub 66.1}Cu{sub 8}Ni{sub 4.8}Sn{sub 7.2}Nb{sub 13.9} nanostructure-dendrite composite, primary and secondary shear bands form under perpendicular orientation. Detailed investigation of the microstructure of deformed specimens reveals deformed body-centered-cubic (bcc) {beta}-Ti dendrites forming a stepped morphology at the interfaces between the bcc {beta}-Ti dendrites and the nanostructured matrix, consisting of hexagonal close packed (hcp) {alpha}-Ti and body-centered-tetragonal (bct) Ti{sub 2}Cu phases. In the nanostructured matrix, the primary shear bands pass through coherent grain boundaries between the hcp {alpha}-Ti and the bct Ti{sub 2}Cu phases. In contrast, the secondary shear bands in the nanostructured matrix are arrested by sandwiched nanoscale grains of the hcp {alpha}-Ti and bct Ti{sub 2}Cu phases.

  18. Chiral resolution and pharmacological characterization of the enantiomers of the Hsp90 inhibitor 2-amino-7-[4-fluoro-2-(3-pyridyl)phenyl]-4-methyl-7,8-dihydro-6H-quinazolin-5-one oxime.

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    Amici, Raffaella; Bigogno, Chiara; Boggio, Roberto; Colombo, Andrea; Courtney, Stephen M; Dal Zuffo, Roberto; Dondio, Giulio; Fusar, Fulvia; Gagliardi, Stefania; Minucci, Saverio; Molteni, Marco; Montalbetti, Christian A G N; Mortoni, Annalisa; Varasi, Mario; Vultaggio, Stefania; Mercurio, Ciro

    2014-07-01

    Heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is a molecular chaperone involved in the stabilization of key oncogenic signaling proteins, and therefore, inhibition of Hsp90 represents a new strategy in cancer therapy. 2-Amino-7-[4-fluoro-2-(3-pyridyl)phenyl]-4-methyl-7,8-dihydro-6H-quinazolin-5-one oxime is a racemic Hsp90 inhibitor that targets the N-terminal adenosine triphosphatase site. We developed a method to resolve the enantiomers and evaluated their inhibitory activity on Hsp90 and the consequent antitumor effects. The (S) stereoisomer emerged as a potent Hsp90 inhibitor in biochemical and cellular assays. In addition, this enantiomer exhibited high oral bioavailability in mice and excellent antitumor activity in two different human cancer xenograft models.

  19. Low temperature processed MnCo2O4 and MnCo1.8Fe0.2O4 as effective protective coatings for solid oxide fuel cell interconnects at 750 °C

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    Molin, S.; Jasinski, P.; Mikkelsen, L.; Zhang, W.; Chen, M.; Hendriksen, P. V.

    2016-12-01

    In this study two materials, MnCo2O4 and MnCo1.8Fe0.2O4 are studied as potential protective coatings for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell interconnects working at 750 °C. First powder fabrication by a modified Pechini method is described followed by a description of the coating procedure. The protective action of the coating applied on Crofer 22 APU is evaluated by following the area specific resistance (ASR) of the scale/coating for 5500 h including several thermal cycles. The coating is prepared by brush painting and has a porous structure after deposition. Post mortem microstructural characterization performed on the coated samples shows good protection against chromium diffusion from the chromia scale ensured by a formation of a dense reaction layer. This study shows, that even without high temperature sintering and/or reactive sintering it is possible to fabricate protective coatings based on MnCo spinels.

  20. HHLA2 is a member of the B7 family and inhibits human CD4 and CD8 T-cell function

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    Zhao, Ruihua; Chinai, Jordan M.; Buhl, Susan; Scandiuzzi, Lisa; Ray, Anjana; Jeon, Hyungjun; Ohaegbulam, Kim C.; Ghosh, Kaya; Zhao, Aimin; Scharff, Matthew D.; Zang, Xingxing

    2013-01-01

    T-cell costimulation and coinhibition generated by engagement of the B7 family and their receptor CD28 family are of central importance in regulating the T-cell response, making these pathways very attractive therapeutic targets. Here we describe HERV–H LTR-associating protein 2 (HHLA2) as a member of the B7 family that shares 10–18% amino acid identity and 23–33% similarity to other human B7 proteins and phylogenetically forms a subfamily with B7x and B7-H3 within the family. HHLA2 is expressed in humans but not in mice, which is unique within the B7 and CD28 families. HHLA2 protein is constitutively expressed on the surface of human monocytes and is induced on B cells after stimulation with LPS and IFN-γ. HHLA2 does not interact with other known members of the CD28 family or the B7 family, but does bind a putative receptor that is constitutively expressed not only on resting and activated CD4 and CD8 T cells but also on antigen-presenting cells. HHLA2 inhibits proliferation of both CD4 and CD8 T cells in the presence of T-cell receptor signaling. In addition, HHLA2 significantly reduces cytokine production by T cells including IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-5, IL-10, IL-13, IL-17A, and IL-22. Thus, we have identified a unique B7 pathway that is able to inhibit human CD4 and CD8 T-cell proliferation and cytokine production. This unique human T-cell coinhibitory pathway may afford unique strategies for the treatment of human cancers, autoimmune disorders, infection, and transplant rejection and may help to design better vaccines. PMID:23716685

  1. Studies of (Cs,Ba)-hollandite dissolution under gamma irradiation at 95 °C and at pH 2.5, 4.4 and 8.6

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    Suzuki-Muresan, T.; Vandenborre, J.; Abdelouas, A.; Grambow, B.; Utsunomiya, S.

    2011-12-01

    In the frame of the former French 1991-law on waste management, which was extended in 2006-law, hollandite ceramic was studied as a potential specific conditioning matrix for caesium isotopes (long-life radionuclide 135Cs and the strong heat generating radionuclide 137Cs). In this general study of Cs-containment in a ceramic matrix, the chemical durability was pointed out as a key property. Leaching experiments in static mode were conducted during 240 days at various pH-values from acidic to alkaline range. The initial leaching rates between 0 and 45 days are faster for Cs than for Ba and the average for the caesium are (1.4 ± 0.1) × 10 -4 g/m 2/d (pH 2.5), (6.4 ± 0.9) × 10 -5 g/m 2/d (pH 4.4) and (3.1 ± 0.6) × 10 -5 g/m 2/d (pH 8.6), and for the barium (6 ± 1) × 10 -5 g/m 2/d (pH 2.5), (2.8 ± 0.3) × 10 -5 g/m 2/d (pH 4.4), and (2 ± 2) × 10 -6 g/m 2/d (pH 8.6). At the equilibrium between 45 and 240 days, the normalised mass losses average for caesium are (8.2 ± 0.3) × 10 -3 g/m 2 (pH 2.5), (5.2 ± 0.4) × 10 -3 g/m 2 (pH 4.4) and (4.1 ± 0.2) × 10 -3 g/m 2 (pH 8.6), and for barium (3.7 ± 0.4) × 10 -3 g/m 2 (pH 2.5), (2.0 ± 0.1) × 10 -3 g/m 2 (pH 4.4) and (4 ± 2) × 10 -4 g/m 2 (pH 8.6). Caesium and barium are incongruently released in solution with a correlation slope close to 0.5 at pH 2.5 and pH 4.4 and very low (near 0.02) in alkaline solution. Sorption experiments with radioactive isotopes ( 137Cs and 133Ba) were conducted on hollandite pre-leached in aqueous solutions. Caesium and barium release is controlled by the surface reactions. Leaching experiments and isotopic addition experiments ( 137Cs- and 133Ba-radiotracer) indicate that caesium behaviour is independent on pH-values, whereas barium behaviour is strongly dependent. Additional experiments in the presence of gamma irradiation ( 60Co source) did not show any significant effect on hollandite leaching process.

  2. Solvothermal synthesis, multi-temperature crystal structures and physical properties of isostructural coordination polymers, 2C4H12N+[M3(C8H4O4)4]2-.3C5H11NO, M = Co, Zn.

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    Damgaard Poulsen, Rasmus; Bentien, Anders; Christensen, Mogens; Brummerstedt Iversen, Bo

    2006-04-01

    Two isostructural metal organic framework (MOF) structures have been synthesized by solvothermal methods and examined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. A microcrystal of 2C4H12N+[Co3(C8H4O4)4]2-.3C5H11NO (1) was investigated at T = 120 K using synchrotron radiation. 2C4H12N+[Zn3(C8H4O4)4]2-.3C5H11NO (2) was investigated at multiple temperatures (T = 30, 100, 200 and 300 K) on a conventional diffractometer. The thermal expansion of the structure of (2) is anisotropic and along the a axis, which corresponds to the metal chain direction. The structures contain anionic frameworks with cations and solvent molecules trapped in the voids. The magnetic susceptibility (chi) and heat capacity (C(p)) have been measured from 1.8 to 350 K. Compound (1) orders ferromagnetically with a broad phase transition observed in C(p) at approximately 6 K. The magnetic moment reaches a value of 3 micro(B) per Co at 2 K in a magnetic field of 9 T, and a Curie-Weiss fit to chi(T) gives an effective moment (mu(eff)) of 4.2 mu(B) and a Weiss temperature (theta) of 23 K. The exchange mechanism for the magnetic coupling is suggested to involve the Co-O-Co bridges in the individual three-metal-atom subchains. The three-dimensional magnetism presumably is due to super-exchange through two out of the three unique C8H4O4 linker molecules, which have the carboxylate and benzene pi systems well aligned.

  3. ZnBr2-Mediated oxidative spiro-bromocyclization of propiolamide for the synthesis of 3-bromo-1-azaspiro[4.5]deca-3,6,9-triene-2,8-dione.

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    He, Yicheng; Qiu, Guanyinsheng

    2017-04-05

    ZnBr2-Mediated oxidative spiro-bromocyclization of N-arylpropiolamide has been described herein for the synthesis of 3-bromo-1-azaspiro[4.5]deca-3,6,9-triene-2,8-dione with high efficiency. One equivalent of water was introduced into the final product. The reaction efficiently proceeded at room temperature, and an excellent tolerance of functional groups was demonstrated. Under standard conditions, 3-bromo-1-oxaspiro[4.5]deca-3,6,9-triene-2,8-dione and 3-bromo-1-azaspiro[4.5]deca-3,6,9-trien-8-one were synthesized.

  4. Co0.6Zn0.4Cu0.2CdxFe1.8-xO4 (0.2 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.8) magnetic ferrite nano-particle: Synthesis, characterization and photo-catalytic degradation of methyl orange

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    Bhukal, Santosh; Bansal, S.; Singhal, Sonal

    2014-02-01

    Cd2+ ion substituted nano-crystalline cobalt-zinc ferrites having chemical formula Co0.6Zn0.4Cu0.2CdxFe1.8-xO4 (x = 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8) have been prepared using sol-gel auto-combustion method. The X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed the crystalline structure and phase purity of all the prepared nano-ferrites. The lattice constant was found to vary linearly from 8.360 Å to 8.390 Å for cadmium ion concentration from 0.2 to 0.8 in accordance with Vegard's law. Ionic radii of tetrahedral site (rA) and octahedral site (rB) was found to increase with increase in the cadmium ion concentration because of larger size of Cd2+ ion (0.97 Å) as compared to that of Fe3+ ion (0.67 Å). Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) results revealed that the saturation magnetization, coercivity and anisotropy constant decrease with increase in the cadmium concentration. The distribution of cations among A and B sites of the lattice was estimated by the magnetic moments which were calculated from the magnetic data. Moreover resistivity was found to be decrease with increase in the cadmium concentration. There was increase in drift mobility with increase in temperature because of the enhanced mobility of charge carriers due to thermal activation. Co0.6Zn0.4Cu0.2CdxFe1.8-xO4 showed good catalytic activity towards methyl orange and easily recovered by magnetic separation after the reaction. The photo-catalytic degradation was enhanced as the concentration of cadmium ion increased from 0.2 to 0.8 may be due to decrease in band gap with increase in Cd2+ ion concentration.

  5. Fluorocarbon assisted atomic layer etching of SiO2 and Si using cyclic Ar/C4F8 and Ar/CHF3 plasma

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    Metzler, Dominik; Li, Chen; Engelmann, Sebastian; ...

    2015-11-11

    The need for atomic layer etching (ALE) is steadily increasing as smaller critical dimensions and pitches are required in device patterning. A flux-control based cyclic Ar/C4F8 ALE based on steady-state Ar plasma in conjunction with periodic, precise C4F8 injection and synchronized plasma-based low energy Ar+ ion bombardment has been established for SiO2.1 In this work, the cyclic process is further characterized and extended to ALE of silicon under similar process conditions. The use of CHF3 as a precursor is examined and compared to C4F8. CHF3 is shown to enable selective SiO2/Si etching using a fluorocarbon (FC) film build up. Othermore » critical process parameters investigated are the FC film thickness deposited per cycle, the ion energy, and the etch step length. Etching behavior and mechanisms are studied using in situ real time ellipsometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Silicon ALE shows less self-limitation than silicon oxide due to higher physical sputtering rates for the maximum ion energies used in this work, ranged from 20 to 30 eV. The surface chemistry is found to contain fluorinated silicon oxide during the etching of silicon. As a result, plasma parameters during ALE are studied using a Langmuir probe and establish the impact of precursor addition on plasma properties.« less

  6. Synthesis, thermal and electrical properties of Al-doped Bi4V1.8Cu0.2O10.7

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    Essalim, R.; Ammar, A.; Tanouti, B.; Mauvy, F.

    2016-08-01

    Partial substitution of copper with aluminum in Bi4V1.8Cu0.2O10.7 has led to the Bi4V1.8Cu0.2-xAlxO10.7+x/2 solid solution. X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis have shown that the compounds with x=0.05 and x=0.10 are tetragonal with γ‧ form of Bi4V2O11, while the compound with x=0.15 is of β polymorph. The effect of Al3+ doping on electrical conductivity has been studied using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. The electrical conductivity of doped samples along with the amount of Al3+ has been studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in the temperature range 250-700 °C. The slope changes observed in the Arrhenius plots agree with the microstructural transitions occurring in these compounds. The highest ionic conductivity values are obtained for the sample with x=0.05.

  7. Fluorocarbon assisted atomic layer etching of SiO{sub 2} using cyclic Ar/C{sub 4}F{sub 8} plasma

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    Metzler, Dominik; Oehrlein, Gottlieb S.; Bruce, Robert L.; Engelmann, Sebastian; Joseph, Eric A.

    2014-03-15

    The authors demonstrate atomic layer etching of SiO{sub 2} using a steady-state Ar plasma, periodic injection of a defined number of C{sub 4}F{sub 8} molecules, and synchronized plasma-based Ar{sup +} ion bombardment. C{sub 4}F{sub 8} injection enables control of the deposited fluorocarbon (FC) layer thickness in the one to several Ångstrom range and chemical modification of the SiO{sub 2} surface. For low energy Ar{sup +} ion bombardment conditions, the physical sputter rate of SiO{sub 2} vanishes, whereas SiO{sub 2} can be etched when FC reactants are present at the surface. The authors have measured for the first time the temporal variation of the chemically enhanced etch rate of SiO{sub 2} for Ar{sup +} ion energies below 30 eV as a function of fluorocarbon surface coverage. This approach enables controlled removal of Ångstrom-thick SiO{sub 2} layers. Our results demonstrate that development of atomic layer etching processes even for complex materials is feasible.

  8. Pseudo Jahn-Teller distortion for a tricyclic carbon sulfide (C6S8) and its suppression in S-oxygenated dithiine (C4H4(SO2)2)

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    Pratik, Saied Md.; Chowdhury, Chandra; Bhattacharjee, Rameswar; Jahiruddin, Sk.; Datta, Ayan

    2015-10-01

    The tricyclic carbon-sulfide, C6S8 molecule containing two S-atoms in the 1,4-position of the central six-membered ring and one disulfide (Ssbnd S) and one thione (Cdbnd S) bond on the five membered rings on its either side (1) possesses a "butterfly flapping" type distorted ground state in the gas-phase and also in β-phase of the crystal. For the isolated molecule, better consideration of the S…S non-bonding interactions in the dithiine ring in the bent form at the M06-2X/6-31+G(d,p) level leads to a significant barrier for inversion of 2.4 kcal/mol which is 2-3 times more than that previously obtained by Weber and Dolg at the B3LYP/cc-pVTZ level due to underestimation of dispersion interactions at the B3LYP level. The origin of the distortion leading to lowering of symmetry for 1 (C2h → C2) is traced to vibronic mixing between the ground state (Ag) and the low lying excited states of Au symmetry through the au normal mode, a (1Ag + 1Au + 2Au + 3Au) × au pseudo Jahn-Teller effect (PJTE) problem. Based on fitting of the ground state APES to the lowest root of the 4 × 4 secular determinant, we calculate the linear vibronic coupling constants (F0i) between the relevant states. Similar in class to 1, the S-oxygenated derivative of dithiine, C4H4(SO2)2 (2) unlike most other dithiines, remains planar. The absence of the butterfly-type puckered structure in 2 is traced to the enhanced gap (Δ0) and very small vibronic coupling (F01) between the ground and PJT active state along the au distortion which suppress the PJT instability. Considering the separation of the occupied molecular orbital (OMO) and unoccupied molecular orbitals (UMO) energy levels provide a qualitative understanding for the contrasting behavior of 1 and 2. In effect, the PJT effect is shown to be a fruitful and general tool to describe the presence or lack of molecular distortion.

  9. Intergrain Ordering of a Superconductive Ceramic of YBa 2Cu 4O 8 at Zero External Magnetic Field Studied by Linear and Nonlinear Transport Coefficients

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    Yamao, Takeshi; Hagiwara, Makoto; Koyama, Kuniyuki; Matsuura, Motohiro

    1999-03-01

    The intergrain ordering in a superconductive ceramic of YBa2Cu4O8 at zero external magnetic field is investigated by AC resistivity measurements.The third harmonic in-phase voltage component V'3ω to a weak AC current shows a distinct negative peak across the intergrain transition temperature T C2, but not across the intragrain one T C1 (T C2 < T C1).A divergence of the nonlinear resistivity ρ2 is concluded at T C2 in the limit of vanishing AC current, while the linear resistivity ρ0 remains finite even at and below T C2.Such characteristic critical behaviors of the intergrain ordering of the present superconductive ceramic strongly suggest a chiral glass ordering recently predicted to occur in high-T C superconductive ceramics.

  10. Isolation of a new compound, 2-butanone 4-glucopyranoside 6'-O-gallate and other 8 compounds from the anti-inflammatory leave extracts of Memecylon edule Roxb.

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    Nualkaew, Somsak; Thongpraditchote, Suchitra; Wongkrajang, Yuwadee; Umehara, Kaoru; Noguchi, Hiroshi

    2017-06-01

    This present study was designed to isolate the compounds of Memecylon edule. The chemical compounds were purified by chromatographic methods and their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic analyses (UV, MS and NMR). The major isolated compounds were tested for anti-inflammatory activity. The methanolic extracts of M. edule leaves gave a new compound 2-butanone 4-glucopyranoside 6'-O-gallate (1) with eight known compounds, namely, 3,3'-di-O-methylellagic acid 4-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (2), epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) (3), (2R, 3R)-dihydromyricetin-4'-β-d-glucopyranoside (4), myricetin-3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranoside (5), benzyl-(6-O-α-L arabinofuranosyl) O-β-d-glucopyranoside (6), benzyl-(6-O-α-l-rhanmopyranosyl) O-β-d-glucopyranoside (7), 2-phenylethyl-(6-O-β-d-apiofuranosyl)-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (8) and methyl benzoate 2-(6-O-α-l-rhamnosyl)-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (9). All compounds were isolated for the first time from this plant. The major compounds (2, 3 and 5) exhibited significant anti-inflammatory activity. In conclusion, M. edule was recognised to be a good source for phenolic compounds and these compounds may contribute to anti-inflammatory activity of the extract.

  11. 6-Meth­oxy-2-phenyl-4,4a,6,7,8,8a-hexa­hydro-2H-pyrano[3,2-d][1,3]dioxine-7,8-diyl bis­(4-methyl­benzene-1-sulfonate)

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    Wardell, James L.; Tiekink, Edward R. T.

    2012-01-01

    In the title α-D-glucopyran­oside derivative, C28H30O10S2, each heterocyclic ring adopts a chair conformation. In the tri­substituted ring, the meth­oxy and one sulfonate group occupy axial positions, whereas the second sulfonate group occupies an axial position. The phenyl group on the other ring is in an equatorial position. In the crystal, supra­molecular chains propagating along [100] are formed through C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π inter­actions. PMID:22412635

  12. 6-Meth-oxy-2-phenyl-4,4a,6,7,8,8a-hexa-hydro-2H-pyrano[3,2-d][1,3]dioxine-7,8-diyl bis-(4-methyl-benzene-1-sulfonate).

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    Wardell, James L; Tiekink, Edward R T

    2012-03-01

    In the title α-D-glucopyran-oside derivative, C(28)H(30)O(10)S(2), each heterocyclic ring adopts a chair conformation. In the tri-substituted ring, the meth-oxy and one sulfonate group occupy axial positions, whereas the second sulfonate group occupies an axial position. The phenyl group on the other ring is in an equatorial position. In the crystal, supra-molecular chains propagating along [100] are formed through C-H⋯O and C-H⋯π inter-actions.

  13. Crystal structure and absolute configuration of (3S,4aS,8aS)-N-tert-butyl-2-[(S)-3-(2-chloro-4-nitro-benzamido)-2-hy-droxy-prop-yl]deca-hydro-isoquinoline-3-carboxamide and (3S,4aS,8aS)-N-tert-butyl-2-{(S)-2-[(S)-1-(2-chloro-4-nitro-benzoyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]-2-hy-droxy-eth-yl}deca-hydro-iso-quinoline-3-carboxamide.

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    Maxson, Tucker; Bertke, Jeffery A; Gray, Danielle L; Mitchell, Douglas A

    2015-11-01

    The crystal structure and absolute configuration of the two new title nelfinavir analogs, C24H35ClN4O5, (I), and C27H39ClN4O5, (II), have been determined. Each of these mol-ecules exhibits a number of disordered moieties. There are intra-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds in both (I) and (II). In (I) it involves the two carboxamide groups, while in (II) it involves the N-tert-butyl carboxamide group and the 2-hydroxyl O atom. The inter-molecular hydrogen bonding in (I) (O-H⋯O and N-H⋯O) leads to two-dimensional sheets that extend parallel to the ac plane. The inter-molecular hydrogen bonding in (II) (O-H⋯O) leads to chains that extend parallel to the a axis.

  14. Hybridization of Cd0.2Zn0.8S with g-C3N4 nanosheets: a visible-light-driven photocatalyst for H2 evolution from water and degradation of organic pollutants.

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    Liu, Hong; Jin, Zhitong; Xu, Zhengzheng

    2015-08-28

    Novel visible-light-driven Cd0.2Zn0.8S/g-C3N4 inorganic-organic composite photocatalysts were synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. The prepared Cd0.2Zn0.8S/g-C3N4 composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflection spectroscopy (DRS), photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy and photoelectrochemical (PEC) experiments. Under visible-light irradiation, Cd0.2Zn0.8S/g-C3N4 photocatalysts displayed a higher photocatalytic activity than pure g-C3N4 and Cd0.2Zn0.8S for hydrogen evolution and degradation of pollutants, and the optimal g-C3N4 content was 20 wt%. The optimal composite showed a hydrogen evolution rate of 208.0 μmol h(-1). The enhancement of the photocatalytic activity should be attributed to the well-matched band structure and intimate contact interfaces between Cd0.2Zn0.8S and g-C3N4, which lead to the effective transfer and separation of the photogenerated charge carriers. Furthermore, the Cd0.2Zn0.8S/g-C3N4 photocatalysts showed excellent stability during photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and degradation of pollutants.

  15. Design and synthesis of isoform-selective phospholipase D (PLD) inhibitors. Part II. Identification of the 1,3,8-triazaspiro[4,5]decan-4-one privileged structure that engenders PLD2 selectivity.

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    Lavieri, Robert; Scott, Sarah A; Lewis, Jana A; Selvy, Paige E; Armstrong, Michelle D; Alex Brown, H; Lindsley, Craig W

    2009-04-15

    This Letter describes the synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of isoform-selective PLD inhibitors. By virtue of the installation of a 1,3,8-triazaspiro[4,5]decan-4-one privileged structure, PLD inhibitors with nanomolar potency and an unprecedented 40-fold selectivity for PLD2 over PLD1 were developed. Interestingly, SAR for this diverged from our earlier efforts, and dual PLD1/2 inhibitors were also discovered within this series.

  16. Gas-phase reactions of the bare Th2+ and U2+ ions with small alkanes, CH4, C2H6, and C3H8: experimental and theoretical study of elementary organoactinide chemistry.

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    Di Santo, Emanuela; Santos, Marta; Michelini, Maria C; Marçalo, Joaquim; Russo, Nino; Gibson, John K

    2011-02-16

    The gas-phase reactions of two dipositive actinide ions, Th(2+) and U(2+), with CH(4), C(2)H(6), and C(3)H(8) were studied by both experiment and theory. Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry was employed to study the bimolecular ion-molecule reactions; the potential energy profiles (PEPs) for the reactions, both observed and nonobserved, were computed by density functional theory (DFT). The experiments revealed that Th(2+) reacts with all three alkanes, including CH(4) to produce ThCH(2)(2+), whereas U(2+) reacts with C(2)H(6) and C(3)H(8), with different product distributions than for Th(2+). The comparative reactivities of Th(2+) and U(2+) toward CH(4) are well explained by the computed PEPs. The PEPs for the reactions with C(2)H(6) effectively rationalize the observed reaction products, ThC(2)H(2)(2+) and UC(2)H(4)(2+). For C(3)H(8) several reaction products were experimentally observed; these and additional potential reaction pathways were computed. The DFT results for the reactions with C(3)H(8) are consistent with the observed reactions and the different products observed for Th(2+) and U(2+); however, several exothermic products which emerge from energetically favorable PEPs were not experimentally observed. The comparison between experiment and theory reveals that DFT can effectively exclude unfavorable reaction pathways, due to energetic barriers and/or endothermic products, and can predict energetic differences in similar reaction pathways for different ions. However, and not surprisingly, a simple evaluation of the PEP features is insufficient to reliably exclude energetically favorable pathways. The computed PEPs, which all proceed by insertion, were used to evaluate the relationship between the energetics of the bare Th(2+) and U(2+) ions and the energies for C-H and C-C activation. It was found that the computed energetics for insertion are entirely consistent with the empirical model which relates insertion efficiency to the

  17. 78 FR 56921 - South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, Phase 2 (Ponds R3, R4, R5, S5, A1, A2W, A8, A8S, A19...

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  18. Tunable photoluminescence properties of Ca{sub 8}NaLa(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}F{sub 2}:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} phosphor under UV excitation

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    Zhang, Fen; Lan, Tong; Tang, Wanjun

    2015-04-15

    Highlights: • Ca{sub 8}NaLa(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}F{sub 2}:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} was prepared by a combustion-assisted synthesis method. • The phosphor presents blue and yellow double color emissions. • Efficient energy transfer from Eu{sup 2+} to Mn{sup 2+} in this phosphor is observed obviously. • White emitting was realized in Ca{sub 8}NaGd(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}F{sub 2}:0.10Eu{sup 2+},0.32Mn{sup 2+},0.10B phosphor. - Abstract: A series of Eu{sup 2+} and Mn{sup 2+} coactivated Ca{sub 8}NaLa(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}F{sub 2} (CNLF) phosphors have been synthesized by a combustion-assisted synthesis method. The investigation revealed that Ca{sub 8}NaLa(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}F{sub 2} crystallized in a hexagonal crystal system with the space group P6{sub 3}/m (176). The Eu{sup 2+} activated phosphors can be efficiently excited in the range of 270–400 nm and give intense blue emission peaking at 451 nm. By codoping the Eu{sup 2+} and Mn{sup 2+} ions into the CNLF host and singly varying the doping content of the Mn{sup 2+} ion, tunable colors from blue to white and eventually to yellow are obtained in CNLF:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} phosphors under the irradiation of 330 nm. The energy transfer from Eu{sup 2+} to Mn{sup 2+} in CNLF:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} has been demonstrated to be a resonant type via a dipole–dipole mechanism and the critical distance of energy transfer from Eu{sup 2+} to Mn{sup 2+} was estimated to be about 11.9 Å. The investigation indicates that the obtained samples might have potential application in white LEDs.

  19. Synthesis and structural study of 4-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-ethoxy-5,6,7,8,9,10-hexahydrocycloocta[B]pyridine-3-carbonitrile

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    Fathima, K. Saiadali; Vasumathi, M.; Anitha, K.

    2016-05-01

    The novel organic material C20H21ClN2O was synthesized by One-Pot synthesis method and the single crystals were grown by slow evaporation solution growth technique. The crystal structure was elucidated by subjecting the grown crystals to the single crystal x-ray diffraction analysis and was refined by full matrix least-squares method to R=0.039 for 2746 reflections. Crystal system of the grown crystal was found to be monoclinic with the space group P21/a and a=9.196(4) Å, b=13.449(4) Å, c=14.818(4) Å, β= 101.542(3)°, V=1795.6(11) Å3 and Z=4. In this crystal structure, cyclooctanone prefers to reside in a chair-boat conformation. The structure is stabilized by attractive molecular force such as CH/π interaction called hydrophobic interaction.

  20. Insight into the Uranyl Oxyfluoride Topologies through the Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Evidence of a New Oxyfluoride Layer in [(UO2)4F13][Sr3(H2O)8](NO3)·H2O.

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    Jouffret, Laurent J; Hiltbrunner, Jean-Michel; Rivenet, Murielle; Sergent, Nicolas; Obbade, Saïd; Avignant, Daniel; Dubois, Marc

    2016-12-05

    A new strontium uranyl oxyfluoride, [(UO2)4F13][Sr3(H2O)8](NO3)·H2O, was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. The single-crystal X-ray structure was determined. This compound crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1̅ (No. 2), with unit cell parameters a = 10.7925(16) Å, b = 10.9183(16) Å, c = 13.231(2) Å, α = 92.570(8)°, β = 109.147(8)°, γ = 92.778(8)°, V = 1468.1(4) Å(3), and Z = 2. The structure is built from uranyl-containing [Formula: see text] chains of tetrameric units of corner-sharing UO2F5 pentagonal bipyramids. These chains are linked through trimeric strontium units to form strontium-uranyl oxyfluoride layers further assembled by nitrate groups. The interlayer space is occupied by free water molecules. This compound was characterized by spectroscopic methods, especially (19)F NMR highlighting the many different fluoride sites. Structural relationships with other uranyl oxyfluorides were investigated through the different F/O ratios, the structural building unit, and the structural arrangement.

  1. Enhanced optophysical properties of poly[(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-alt-(benzo[2,1,3] thiadiazol-4,8-diyl)] via addition of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles

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    Fuzi, Siti Aishah Ahmad Jumali, Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj Al-Asbahi, Bandar Ali Abdulqader

    2015-09-25

    This work investigated the effect on 5 wt% addition of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles (NPs) on the optical absorption characteristics of Poly[(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-alt-(benzo[2,1,3] thiadiazol-4,8-diyl)] (F8BT). Both materials were mixed using solution blending method and then spin coated onto ITO-coated glass substrate at 1000 rpm for 30s. The optical properties of the nanocomposite were determined using UV-Vis spectroscopy. Compares to pristine film, the absorption peak of the nanocomposite film improved and shifted to longer wavelength indicating reduction in the direct and indirect band gaps. Better optophysical properties of F8BT/TiO{sub 2} nanocomposites is believed due to compatible band structures and efficient charge trapping effect displayed by the NPs.

  2. Evidence for a High-Pressure Phase Transition of ε-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) Using Vibrational Spectroscopy

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    Ciezak, J.; Jenkins, T; Liu, Z

    2007-01-01

    The high-pressure response of {epsilon}-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitrohexaazaisowurtizane (CL-20) has been examined to 27 GPa in diamond anvil cells using vibrational spectroscopy. The results reveal evidence of an {epsilon}{yields}{Upsilon} pressure-induced phase transition between 4.1 and 6.4 GPa and suggest the existence of a {Upsilon}{yields}{zeta} transition near 18.7 GPa. Several Raman and infrared frequencies were found to decrease in intensity as the phase boundaries are approached. An anomalous intensity increase was noted in the C-N-C infrared mode that is believed to result from an increase in the Raman cross-section due to a stronger interlayer coupling under pressure.

  3. Structure, Vibrational Spectra and (11)B-NMR Chemical Shift of Na8[AlSiO4]6(B(OH)4)2: Comparison of Theory and Experiment.

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    Schneider, Alexander G; Schomborg, Lars; Ulpe, Anna C; Rüscher, Claus H; Bredow, Thomas

    2016-09-29

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations at generalized gradient approximation (GGA) level were performed to interpret experimental IR and Raman vibrational spectra, to assign (11)B-NMR chemical shifts, and to calculate the structure of the tetrahydroxyborate sodalite Na8[AlSiO4]6(B(OH)4)2. Full optimization of the intercalated compound gave the following structural parameters of B(OH)4(-): B-O-B (105.3-115.3°) and B-O-H (111.5-115.4°) angles, B-O (1.476 Å, 1.491 Å) and O-H (0.98 Å) distances. The calculated normal modes were assigned to experimental IR and Raman spectra. In general, close agreement between theory and experiment was obtained. The mean absolute deviation (MAD) is below 11 cm(-1). We also calculate the thermodynamical stability of Na8[AlSiO4]6(B(OH)4)2 with respect to Na8[AlSiO4]6(BH4)2 in the context of the tetrahydroborate hydration reaction.

  4. New single-molecule magnet based on Mn12 oxocarboxylate clusters with mixed carboxylate ligands, [Mn12O12(CN-o-C6H4CO2)12(CH3CO2)4(H2O)48CH2Cl2: Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure, magnetic properties.

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    Kushch, L A; Sasnovskaya, V D; Dmitriev, A I; Yagubskii, E B; Koplak, O V; Zorina, L V; Boukhvalov, D W

    2012-11-28

    A new high symmetry Mn(12) oxocarboxylate cluster [Mn(12)O(12)(CN-o-C(6)H(4)CO(2))(12)(CH(3)CO(2))(4)(H(2)O)(4)]·8CH(2)Cl(2) (1) with mixed carboxylate ligands is reported. It was synthesized by the standard carboxylate substitution method. 1 crystallizes in the tetragonal space group I4(1)/a. Complex 1 contains a [Mn(12)O(12)] core with eight CN-o-C(6)H(4)CO(2) ligands in the axial positions, four CH(3)CO(2) and four CN-o-C(6)H(4)CO(2) in equatorial positions. Four H(2)O molecules are bonded to four Mn atoms in an alternating up, down, up, down arrangement indicating a 1 : 1 : 1 : 1 isomer. The Mn(12) molecules in 1 are self-assembled by complementary hydrogen C-H···N bonds formed with participation of the axial o-cyanobenzoate ligands of the adjacent Mn(12) clusters. The lattice solvent molecules (CH(2)Cl(2)) are weakly interacted with Mn(12) units that results in solvent loss immediately after removal of the crystals from the mother liquor. The electronic structure and the intramolecular exchange parameters have been calculated. Mn 3d bands of 1 are rather broad, and the center of gravity of the bands shifts down from the Fermi level. The overlap between Mn 3d bands and 2p ones of the oxygen atoms from the carboxylate bridges is higher than in the parent Mn(12)-acetate cluster. These changes in the electronic structure provide a significant difference in the exchange interactions in comparison to Mn(12)-acetate. The magnetic properties have been studied on a dried (solvent-free) polycrystalline sample of 1. The dc magnetic susceptibility measurements in the 2-300 K temperature range support a high-spin ground state (S = 10). A bifurcation of temperature dependencies of magnetization taken under zero field cooled and field cooled conditions observed below 4.5 K is due to slow magnetization relaxation. Magnetization versus applied dc field exhibited a stepwise hysteresis loop at 2 K. The ac magnetic susceptibility data revealed the frequency dependent out

  5. Immature thymocytes become sensitive to calcium-mediated apoptosis with the onset of CD8, CD4, and the T cell receptor expression: a role for bcl-2?

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    1993-01-01

    During intrathymic negative selection by clonal deletion, crosslinking of the T cell receptor (TCR) induces cell death by delivering an apoptotic signal(s) to the nucleus along a calcium-dependent pathway. We investigated the reactivity of early precursor-containing thymocytes to Ca(2+)-induced signals, and discovered a breakpoint in their sensitivity to calcium-mediated cell death (CMCD). CD25+CD8-4- TCR- (triple negative [TN]) thymocytes stimulated with a calcium ionophore maintain their viability and precursor activity. By contrast, their immediate progeny, CD25-CD8lo4loTCR alpha beta lo (triple low [TL]) cells react to calcium elevation by abrogation of precursor activity and apoptotic cell death. This developmental difference is specific for CMCD, since both CD25+TN and CD25-TL cells are susceptible to steroid- induced apoptosis. The presence of bcl-2 mRNA correlates directly to the resistance to CMCD-CD25+ TN cells express it and CD25-TL cells do not. These experiments show that thymocytes become sensitive to Ca(2+)- induced apoptosis as soon as they begin to express molecules that mediate thymic selection, and suggest that a concomitant downregulation of bcl-2 may mediate this phenomenon. PMID:8228820

  6. Immature thymocytes become sensitive to calcium-mediated apoptosis with the onset of CD8, CD4, and the T cell receptor expression: a role for bcl-2?

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    Andjelić, S; Jain, N; Nikolić-Zugić, J

    1993-11-01

    During intrathymic negative selection by clonal deletion, crosslinking of the T cell receptor (TCR) induces cell death by delivering an apoptotic signal(s) to the nucleus along a calcium-dependent pathway. We investigated the reactivity of early precursor-containing thymocytes to Ca(2+)-induced signals, and discovered a breakpoint in their sensitivity to calcium-mediated cell death (CMCD). CD25+CD8-4- TCR- (triple negative [TN]) thymocytes stimulated with a calcium ionophore maintain their viability and precursor activity. By contrast, their immediate progeny, CD25-CD8lo4loTCR alpha beta lo (triple low [TL]) cells react to calcium elevation by abrogation of precursor activity and apoptotic cell death. This developmental difference is specific for CMCD, since both CD25+TN and CD25-TL cells are susceptible to steroid-induced apoptosis. The presence of bcl-2 mRNA correlates directly to the resistance to CMCD-CD25+ TN cells express it and CD25-TL cells do not. These experiments show that thymocytes become sensitive to Ca(2+)-induced apoptosis as soon as they begin to express molecules that mediate thymic selection, and suggest that a concomitant downregulation of bcl-2 may mediate this phenomenon.

  7. Determination of the optical properties of La2-xBaxCuO4 for several dopings, including the anomalous x=(1)/(8) phase

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    Homes, C. C.; Hücker, M.; Li, Q.; Xu, Z. J.; Wen, J. S.; Gu, G. D.; Tranquada, J. M.

    2012-04-01

    The optical properties of single crystals of the high-temperature superconductor La2-xBaxCuO4 have been measured over a wide frequency and temperature range for light polarized in the a-b planes and along the c axis. Three different Ba concentrations have been examined, x=0.095 with a critical temperature Tc=32 K, x=0.125 where the superconductivity is dramatically weakened with Tc≃2.4 K, and x=0.145 with Tc≃24 K. The in-plane behavior of the optical conductivity for these materials at high temperature is described by a Drude-like response with a scattering rate that decreases with temperature. Below Tc in the x=0.095 and 0.145 materials there is a clear signature of the formation of a superconducting state in the optical properties allowing the superfluid density (ρs0) and the penetration depth to be determined. In the anomalous 1/8 phase, some spectral weight shifts from lower to higher frequency (≳300 cm-1) on cooling below the spin-ordering temperature Tso≃42 K, associated with the onset of spin-stripe order; we discuss alternative interpretations in terms of a conventional density-wave gap versus the response to pair-density-wave superconductivity. The two dopings for which a superconducting response is observed both fall on the universal scaling line ρs0/84.4σdcTc, which is consistent with the observation of strong dissipation within the a-b planes. The optical properties for light polarized along the c axis reveal an insulating character dominated by lattice vibrations, superimposed on a weak electronic background. No Josephson plasma edge is observed in the low-frequency reflectance along the c axis for x=1/8; however, sharp plasma edges are observed for x=0.095 and 0.145 below Tc.

  8. Transport and Cu NMR studies of charge and spin dynamics in PrBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}

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    Kikuchi, Jun; Terasaki, Ichiro; Machi, Takato; Seiji, Nobuaki

    1996-11-01

    The charge and spin dynamics in PrBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8} are investigated by means of transport and Cu NMR measurements. The magnetoresistance was found to be very small at high temperatures and increase rapidly with decreasing temperature below {approximately}100 K, which may be ascribed to the dimensional crossover from one to two dimensions in the charge transport in the CuO double chains. While the NMR signal from the chain Cu sites persists down to 4.2 K without any appreciable line broadening, the signal from the planar Cu sites disappears below {approximately}250 K indicating the long-range antiferromagnetic order of plane Cu moments. This is consistent with the view of metallic conduction along the quasi one-dimensional CuO chains.

  9. Evidence of an anisotropic charge-excitation gap in stripe-ordered La2-xBaxCuO4 with x=1/8

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    Homes, C. C.; Dordevic, S. V.; Gu, G. D.; Li, Q.; Valla, T.; Tranquada, J. M.

    2006-03-01

    The ab-plane optical properties of a cleaved single crystal of La2-xBaxCuO4 for x=1/8 (Tc˜2.4 K) have been measured over a wide frequency and temperature range. The low-frequency conductivity is Drude-like and shows a metallic response with decreasing temperature. However, below ˜60 K, corresponding to the onset of charge-stripe order, there is a rapid loss of spectral weight below about 40 meV, resulting in a major reduction in the number of free carriers. This suggests a partial gapping of the Fermi surface. Surprisingly, the sample is still metallic and becomes a superconductor at low temperature. This material is a striking example of how charge and spin stripe order, metallic behavior and superconductivity can coexist.

  10. Distorted octahedral environments in tricarbonylrhenium(I) complexes of 5-[2-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)diazen-1-yl]quinolin-8-olate and 5,7-bis[2-(2-methylphenyl)diazen-1-yl]quinolin-8-olate.

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    Schutte-Smith, Marietjie; Muller, Theunis J; Visser, Hendrik G; Roodt, Andreas

    2013-12-15

    The Re(I) centres of two Re(I)-tricarbonyl complexes, viz. tricarbonyl(pyridine-κN){5-[2-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)diazen-1-yl]quinolin-8-olato-κ(2)N(1),O}rhenium(I), [Re(C23H21N4O)(CO)3], (I), and {5,7-bis[2-(2-methylphenyl)diazen-1-yl]quinolin-8-olato-κ(2)N(1),O}tricarbonyl(pyridine-κN)rhenium(I), [Re(C28H23N6O)(CO)3], (II), are facially surrounded by three carbonyl ligands, a pyridine ligand and either a 5-[2-(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)diazen-1-yl]quinolin-8-olate [in (I)] or a 5,7-bis[2-(2-methylphenyl)diazen-1-yl]quinolin-8-olate [in (II)] ligand, in a slightly distorted octahedral environment. The crystal structure of (I) is stabilized by two intermolecular C-H···O interactions and that of (II) is stabilized by three intermolecular C-H···O hydrogen-bonding interactions.

  11. Installation Restoration Program (Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13). Phase 4. Remedial Action Plan and Conceptual Documents, Edwards AFB, California

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-11-01

    Installa- tion Restoration Program. It is not an endorsement of any product . The views expressed herein are those of the con- tractor and do not... production wells are located near Site 1; one approximately one-half mile west of Subsite 1A and a second one about one-quarter mile southeast. The town of...below the sites, in nearby production wells, or in monitoring wells. 1.3.2 Site 2 - Main Base Waste Disposal Site 1.3.2.1 Description Site 2 is an area

  12. Microwave-enhanced electrochemical cycling performance of the LiNi0.2Mn1.8O4 spinel cathode material at elevated temperature.

    PubMed

    Raju, Kumar; Nkosi, Funeka P; Viswanathan, Elumalai; Mathe, Mkhulu K; Damodaran, Krishnan; Ozoemena, Kenneth I

    2016-05-14

    The well-established poor electrochemical cycling performance of the LiMn2O4 (LMO) spinel cathode material for lithium-ion batteries at elevated temperature stems from the instability of the Mn(3+) concentration. In this work, a microwave-assisted solid-state reaction has been used to dope LMO with a very low amount of nickel (i.e., LiNi0.2Mn1.8O4, herein abbreviated as LMNO) for lithium-ion batteries from Mn3O4 which is prepared from electrolytic manganese oxide (EMD, γ-MnO2). To establish the impact of microwave irradiation on the electrochemical cycling performance at an elevated temperature (60 °C), the Mn(3+) concentration in the pristine and microwave-treated LMNO samples was independently confirmed by XRD, XPS, (6)LiMAS-NMR and electrochemical studies including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The microwave-treated sample (LMNOmic) allowed for the clear exposure of the {111} facets of the spinel, optimized the Mn(3+) content, promoting structural and cycle stability at elevated temperature. At room temperature, both the pristine (LMNO) and microwave-treated (LMNOmic) samples gave comparable cycling performance (>96% capacity retention and ca. 100% coulombic efficiency after 100 consecutive cycling). However, at an elevated temperature (60 °C), the LMNOmic gave an improved cycling stability (>80% capacity retention and ca. 90% coulombic efficiency after 100 consecutive cycling) compared to the LMNO. For the first time, the impact of microwave irradiation on tuning the average manganese redox state of the spinel material to enhance the cycling performance of the LiNi0.2Mn1.8O4 at elevated temperature and lithium-ion diffusion kinetics has been clearly demonstrated.

  13. Spin susceptibility and pseudogap in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}: An approach via a charge-density-wave instability

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    Eremin, I.; Eremin, M.; Varlamov, S.; Brinkmann, D.; Mali, M.; Roos, J.

    1997-11-01

    The temperature dependence of the spin susceptibility in YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8} has been calculated on the assumption that a pseudogap in the normal state opens due to a charge-density-wave (CDW) instability. The agreement with experiment is very good. The doping dependence of the pseudogap forming temperature is discussed. The model also predicts an isotope effect of the CDW forming temperature and peculiar features of the Fermi surface. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  14. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Propenenitrile C3H3N + C4H8O2 Ethyl ethanoate (VMSD1412, LB4274_V)

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    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes III' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Propenenitrile C3H3N + C4H8O2 Ethyl ethanoate (VMSD1412, LB4274_V)' providing data by calculation of isentropic compressibility from low-pressure density and thermodynamic speed of sound data at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  15. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture 1,3-Dioxane C4H8O2 + C6H12 Cyclohexane (VMSD1511, LB5121_V)

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    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume B 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes II' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture 1,3-Dioxane C4H8O2 + C6H12 Cyclohexane (VMSD1511, LB5121_V)' providing data from direct measurement of low-pressure thermodynamic speed of sound at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  16. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Propenenitrile C3H3N + C4H8O2 Ethyl ethanoate (VMSD1511, LB4268_V)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cibulka, I.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Sosnkowska-Kehiaian, K.; Kehiaian, H. V.

    This document is part of Subvolume C 'Binary Liquid Systems of Nonelectrolytes III' of Volume 26 'Heats of Mixing, Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, and Volumetric Properties of Mixtures and Solutions' of Landolt-Börnstein Group IV 'Physical Chemistry'. It contains the Chapter 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Propenenitrile C3H3N + C4H8O2 Ethyl ethanoate (VMSD1511, LB4268_V)' providing data from direct measurement of low-pressure thermodynamic speed of sound at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  17. General synthesis of 8-aryl-2-tetralones.

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    Carreño, M Carmen; Gonzalez-López, Marcos; Latorre, Alfonso; Urbano, Antonio

    2006-06-23

    Two alternative routes are described for the synthesis of 8-aryl-2-tetralones (1). Route A starts from alpha-tetralone 3 and involves 3 or 4 steps, with the selective Na-EtOH reduction of 1-aryl-7-methoxynaphthalenes 2 being the key step. The exclusive reduction of the A ring of naphthalenes 2 occurs when the aryl group at C-1 has no substituent at the ortho positions, affording tetrahydronaphthalenes 11. Reduction of the B ring of 2 becomes the major process when the aryl fragment has two substituents at the ortho positions, affording 8-aryl-2-tetralones 1 as the major component. Route B involves 5 steps starting from 2-tetralone 5, with the key step being the Suzuki coupling with triflate 4. This approach allows the synthesis of 8-aryl-2-tetralones 1 with no substituent at the ortho positions of the aryl fragment and with naphthalene and anthracene rings at C-8.

  18. Large change in thermopower with temperature driven p-n type conduction switching in environment friendly BaxSr2-xTi0.8Fe0.8Nb0.4O6 double perovskites.

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    Roy, Pinku; Waghmare, Vikram; Tanwar, Khagesh; Maiti, Tanmoy

    2017-02-22

    Oxide based thermoelectric materials have gained some interest in recent times due to their low thermal conductivity, environment friendly nature and high temperature durability. In the present work, the effect of Nb(5+) doping on the thermoelectric properties of BaxSr2-xTiFeO6 based double perovskites was investigated. BaxSr2-xTi0.8Fe0.8Nb0.4O6 (BSTFN) double perovskites with stoichiometric compositions of 0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.25 were synthesized by the solid-state reaction method. Rietveld refinement powder XRD data confirmed single-phase solid solutions with cubic crystal symmetry for all the BSTFN compositions. Dense microstructures with fine grain-sizes were observed in SEM studies of the as-synthesized oxide samples. Thermoelectric parameters like the Seebeck coefficient (S), the electrical conductivity (σ) and thermal diffusivity of these oxide samples were measured in the temperature range from 300 K to 1223 K. All the BSTFN compositions exhibited temperature driven p-n type conduction switching along with a colossal change in thermopower. The maximum drop in thermopower (ΔS) of ∼1146 μV K(-1) was observed for BaxSr2-xTi0.8Fe0.8Nb0.4O6 with composition of x = 0.25. From the temperature dependent conductivity studies it is evident that all the compositions underwent intermediate semiconductor to metal-like transition before it showed conversion from p-type to n-type semiconductor behavior in the thermo-power (S) measurement. The conduction mechanisms of these oxides were further explained by the small polaron hopping model.

  19. Photoredox-Catalyzed Intramolecular Difluoromethylation of N-Benzylacrylamides Coupled with a Dearomatizing Spirocyclization: Access to CF2H-Containing 2-Azaspiro[4.5]deca-6,9-diene-3,8-diones.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Zuxiao; Tang, Xiao-Jun; Dolbier, William R

    2016-03-04

    A visible light-mediated difluoromethylation of N-benzylacrylamides with HCF2SO2Cl as the HCF2 radical precursor is described. The reaction incorporates a tandem cyclization/dearomatization process to afford various difluoromethylated 2-azaspiro[4.5]deca-6,9-diene-3,8-diones bearing adjacent quaternary stereocenters under mild conditions in moderate to excellent yields.

  20. Low Power Resistive Oxygen Sensor Based on Sonochemical SrTi0.6Fe0.4O2.8 (STFO40)

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    Stratulat, Alisa; Serban, Bogdan-Catalin; de Luca, Andrea; Avramescu, Viorel; Cobianu, Cornel; Brezeanu, Mihai; Buiu, Octavian; Diamandescu, Lucian; Feder, Marcel; Ali, Syed Zeeshan; Udrea, Florin

    2015-01-01

    The current paper reports on a sonochemical synthesis method for manufacturing nanostructured (typical grain size of 50 nm) SrTi0.6Fe0.4O2.8 (Sono-STFO40) powder. This powder is characterized using X ray-diffraction (XRD), Mössbauer spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and results are compared with commercially available SrTi0.4Fe0.6O2.8 (STFO60) powder. In order to manufacture resistive oxygen sensors, both Sono-STFO40 and STFO60 are deposited, by dip-pen nanolithography (DPN) method, on an SOI (Silicon-on-Insulator) micro-hotplate, employing a tungsten heater embedded within a dielectric membrane. Oxygen detection tests are performed in both dry (RH = 0%) and humid (RH = 60%) nitrogen atmosphere, varying oxygen concentrations between 1% and 16% (v/v), at a constant heater temperature of 650 °C. The oxygen sensor, based on the Sono-STFO40 sensing layer, shows good sensitivity, low power consumption (80 mW), and short response time (25 s). These performance are comparable to those exhibited by state-of-the-art O2 sensors based on STFO60, thus proving Sono-STFO40 to be a material suitable for oxygen detection in harsh environments. PMID:26205267

  1. Developmental and posthatch effects of in ovo exposure to 2,3,7,8-TCDD, 2,3,4,7,8-PECDF, and 2,3,7,8-TCDF in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and white leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryos.

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    Cohen-Barnhouse, Andrew M; Zwiernik, Matthew J; Link, Jane E; Fitzgerald, Scott D; Kennedy, Sean W; Giesy, John P; Wiseman, Steve; Jones, Paul D; Newsted, John L; Kay, Denise; Bursian, Steven J

    2011-07-01

    An egg injection study was conducted to confirm a proposed model of relative sensitivity of three avian species to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)-like chemicals. It was previously reported that the order of species sensitivity to in ovo exposure to TCDD, 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran (PeCDF), or 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDF) at doses ranging from 0.044 to 37 picomoles (pmol)/g egg was the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) based on embryo mortality and hepatic enzyme induction. In the present study, the incidence of developmental deformities, changes in body and relative organ masses, and organ pathology of hatchlings as additional indicators of species sensitivity were assessed; in addition, embryo mortality in the three species was categorized by stage of development. Embryo mortality varied temporally with significant increases generally occurring after organogenesis and just prior to hatching. A significant increase in the percentage of developmental deformities was observed only in Japanese quail exposed to TCDF. Body and relative organ masses of quail, pheasants, and chickens dosed in ovo with TCDD, PeCDF, or TCDF were not consistently affected. Chemical-related pathology occurred only in livers of quail at the greatest doses of each compound. These results indicated that the incidence of developmental deformities, changes in body and relative organ masses and organ pathology could not be used as indicators of species sensitivity or chemical potency.

  2. Synthesis and characterization of silver and cesium derivatives of Na8[GaSiO4]6(OH)2 sodalite

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    Borhade, A. V.; Wakchaure, S. G.

    2015-03-01

    Gallosilicate hydroxy sodalite, Na8[GaSiO4]6(OH)2 was synthesized at low temperature by hydrothermal method (373 K) and further the sodium ions were partially exchanged with silver and cesium. The obtained products were characterized by IR spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, MAS NMR, TGA and SEM. Parent hydroxy sodalite and its silver and cesium derivatives show cubic symmetry with a space group 3 n. The crystal structures were refined by Rietveld method. The unit cell parameter, a = 8.8527 Å for parent hydroxy sodalite, 8.8342 Å for the silver derivative and 8.9367 Å for cesium one. The 29Si MAS NMR of parent hydroxy sodalite confirms the alternating Ga and Si ordering in sodalite framework, while 23Na MAS NMR shows the effect of cation substitution. The SEM pictures are very regular and show sharp growth for parent sodalite, while the crystal morphology remains nearly same for the silver and cesium derivatives.

  3. NMR and NQR study of Ca-substituted superconducting YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8}

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    Mali, M.; Roos, J.; Brinkmann, D.

    1996-02-01

    We report a set of nuclear quadrupole resonance (NQR) measurements including a spin-echo double-resonance (SEDOR) experiment which provides convincing evidence that the additional chain Cu NQR line in Ca-substituted YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8} does stem from chain Cu sites disturbed by the {open_quote}{open_quote}impurity{close_quote}{close_quote} Ca ions. From an analysis of signal intensities we conclude that {open_quote}{open_quote}impurity{close_quote}{close_quote} Ca ions, responsible for the additional line, substitute Y{sup 3+}. At high Ca doping, the concentration of the substituted Y sites, {ital x}{sup {prime}}, is appreciably smaller than the nominal Ca concentration, {ital x}. Since it is {ital x}{sup {prime}} which is responsible for a direct increase of the hole charge-carrier concentration, {ital n}, effects connected with the increase of {ital n} such as the planar Cu spin-lattice relaxation rate, the NQR frequency, and the magnetic shift are only weakly dependent on {ital x}. Thus, the substantial increase of {ital T}{sub {ital c}} with {ital x} suggests that, besides the increase of {ital n}, other effects have to play a role in the {ital T}{sub {ital c}} enhancement. One such effect might be the opening of the spin pseudogap. At 150 K, both the main and additional Cu NQR lines in nominal YBa{sub 1.9}Ca{sub 0.1}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8} show distinctly anomalies not seen in pure YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 4}O{sub 8} that point out the Ca doping induced structural phase transition recently observed in specific-heat, elastic-neutron-scattering, and x-ray-diffraction measurements. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  4. Development of normal phase-high performance liquid chromatography-atmospherical pressure chemical ionization-mass spectrometry method for the study of 6,6'-bis-(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-benzo[1,2,4]-triazin-3-yl)-[2,2']-bipyridine hydrolytic degradation.

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    Nicolas, Grégory; Jankowski, Christopher K; Lucas-Lamouroux, Christine; Bresson, Carole

    2011-09-16

    In the field of nuclear waste management, the 6,6'-bis-(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-benzo[1,2,4]-triazin-3-yl)-[2,2']-bipyridine (CyMe(4)BTBP) is a polycyclic N-based molecule eligible to remove actinides from spent nuclear fuel by liquid-liquid extraction processes. In such processes, the organic phase containing the extracting molecules will undergo hydrolysis and radiolysis, involving degradation products. The purpose of this work was to develop a normal phase chromatography (NP-HPLC) coupled to atmospherical pressure chemical ionisation-mass spectrometry (APCI-MS) method to separate and identify degradation products of CyMe(4)BTBP dissolved in octanol, submitted to HNO(3) hydrolysis. 1 mol L(-1) HNO(3) hydrolysis conditions were used regarding the selective actinides extraction (SANEX) process, while 3 mol L(-1) HNO(3) conditions were applied for the group actinide extraction (GANEX) process. The first step consisted in optimizing the chromatographic separation conditions using a diode array detection (DAD). Retention behavior of a non hydrolyzed mixture of N,N'-dimethyl-N,N'-dioctyl-hexyloxyethyl-malonamide (DMDOHEMA), a malonamide used in the SANEX process to increase the kinetic of extraction, and CyMe(4)BTBP were investigated on diol-, cyano-, and amino-bonded stationary phases using different mobile phase compositions. These latter were hexane with different polar modifiers, i.e. dioxane, isopropanol, ethanol and methylene chloride/methanol. The different retention processes in NP-HPLC were highlighted when using various stationary and mobile phases. The second step was the setting-up of the NP-HPLC-APCI-MS coupling and the use of the low-energy collision dissociation tandem mass spectrometry (CID-MS/MS) of the precursor protonated molecules that allowed the separation and the characterization of the main hydrolytic CyMe(4)BTBP degradation product under a 3 mol L(-1) HNO(3) concentration. Investigation of the CID-MS/MS fragmentation pattern was

  5. High performance La2NiO4+δ-infiltrated (La0.6Sr0.4)0.995Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ cathode for solid oxide fuel cells

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    Zhang, Xinxin; Zhang, Hui; Liu, Xingbo

    2014-12-01

    In this paper, we reported our effort on improving electrochemical performance of (La0.6Sr0.4)0.995Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ (LSCF) cathode in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) by infiltration of La2NiO4+δ (LNO). It is found that a porous LSCF backbone coated with LNO nanoparticles is an attractive way to acquire a noticeable decrease in the polarization resistance and activation energy of LSCF cathode, thereby showing high surface activity and enhanced oxygen transport capability. The key contributions of the LNO nanoparticles also lead to a 67% increase in peak power density and operation stability at a constant current density of 250 mA cm-2 with a low degradation rate of 0.39% for about 500 h at 750 °C. Although extended durability of LNO-infiltrated LSCF might be concerned, based on coarsening of the LNO nanoparticles, a greatly increased power density and voltage output after a cell operation of 500 h engenders substantial confidence in the beneficial effect of LNO-infiltrated LSCF materials on cell properties. The enhancement of ORR kinetics could be ascribed to the increase of active surface area and active reaction regions from the heterostructured LSCF/LNO interface architecture, and/or favorable cation diffusion from LSCF to LNO.

  6. Crystal structures of Zn2SiO4 III and IV synthesized at 6.5-8 GPa and 1,273 K

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    Liu, Xianyu; Kanzaki, Masami; Xue, Xianyu

    2013-06-01

    We report the crystal structures determined under ambient condition for two Zn2SiO4 polymorphs synthesized at 6.5 GPa and 1,273 K (phase III) and 8 GPa and 1,273 K (phase IV) and also compare their 29Si MAS NMR spectroscopic characteristics with those of other Zn2SiO4 polymorphs (phases I, II and V). Electron microprobe analysis revealed that both of phases III and IV are stoichiometric like the lower-pressure polymorphs (phases I and II), contrary to previous report. The crystal structures were solved using an ab initio structure determination technique from synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction data utilizing local structural information from 29Si MAS NMR as constraints and were further refined with the Rietveld technique. Phase III is orthorhombic ( Pnma) with a = 10.2897(5), b = 6.6711(3), c = 5.0691(2) Å. It is isostructural with the high-temperature (Zn1.1Li0.6Si0.3)SiO4 phase and may be regarded as a `tetrahedral olivine' type that resembles the `octahedral olivine' structure in the (approximately hexagonally close packed) oxygen arrangement and tetrahedral Si positions, but has Zn in tetrahedral, rather than octahedral coordination. Phase IV is orthorhombic ( Pbca) with a = 10.9179(4), b = 9.6728(4), c = 6.1184(2) Å. It also consists of tetrahedrally coordinated Zn and Si and features unique edge-shared Zn2O6 dimers. The volumes per formula under ambient condition for phases III and IV are both somewhat larger than that of the lower-pressure polymorph, phase II, suggesting that the two phases may have undergone structural changes during temperature quench and/or pressure release.

  7. Synthesis and antiparasitic and antitumor activity of 2, 4-diamino-6-(arylmethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinazoline analogues of piritrexim.

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    Rosowsky, A; Papoulis, A T; Forsch, R A; Queener, S F

    1999-03-25

    Nineteen previously undescribed 2,4-diamino-6-(arylmethyl)-5,6,7, 8-tetrahydroquinazolines (5a-m, 10-12) were synthesized as part of a larger effort to assess the therapeutic potential of lipophilic dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) inhibitors against opportunistic infections of AIDS. Condensation of appropriately substituted (arylmethyl)triphenylphosphoranes with 4, 4-ethylenedioxycyclohexanone, followed by hydrogenation (H2/Pd-C) and acidolysis, yielded the corresponding 4-(arylmethyl)cyclohexanones, which were then condensed with cyanoguanidine to form the tetrahydroquinazolines. Three simple 2, 4-diamino-6-alkyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinazoline model compounds (9a-c) were also prepared in one step from commercially available 4-alkylcyclohexanones by this method. Enzyme inhibition assays against rat liver DHFR, Pneumocystis carinii DHFR, and the bifunctional DHFR-TS enzyme from Toxoplasma gondii were carried out, and the selectivity ratios IC50(rat)/IC50(P. carinii) and IC50(rat)/IC50(T. gondii) were compared. The three most potent inhibitors of P. carinii DHFR were the 2,5-dimethoxybenzyl (5j), 3, 4-dimethoxybenzyl (5k), and 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl (5l) analogues, with IC50 values of 0.057, 0.10, and 0.091 microM, respectively. The remaining compounds generally had IC50 values in the 0.1-1.0 microM range. However all the compounds were more potent against the rat liver enzyme than the P. carinii enzyme and thus were nonselective. The T. gondii enzyme was always more sensitive than the P. carinii enzyme, with most of the analogues giving IC50 values of 0.01-0.1 microM. Moderate 5-10-fold selectivity for T. gondii versus rat liver DHFR was observed with five compounds, the best combination of potency and selectivity being achieved with the 2-methoxybenzyl analogue 5d, which had an IC50 of 0.014 microM and a selectivity ratio of 8.6. One compound (5l) was tested for antiproliferative activity against P. carinii trophozoites in culture at a concentration of 10 microgram

  8. Adaptive 4-8 Texture Hierarchies

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    Hwa, L M; Duchaineau, M A; Joy, K I

    2004-08-02

    We address the texture level-of-detail problem for extremely large surfaces such as terrain during real-time, view-dependent rendering. A novel texture hierarchy is introduced based on 4-8 refinement of raster tiles, in which the texture grids in effect rotate 45 degrees for each level of refinement. This hierarchy provides twice as many levels of detail as conventional quad-tree-style refinement schemes such as mipmaps, and thus provides per-pixel view-dependent filtering that is twice as close to the ideal cutoff frequency for an average pixel. Because of this more gradual change in low-pass filtering, and due to the more precise emulation of the ideal cutoff frequency, we find in practice that the transitions between texture levels of detail are not perceptible. This allows rendering systems to avoid the complexity and performance costs of per-pixel blending between texture levels of detail. The 4-8 texturing scheme is integrated into a variant of the Real-time Optimally Adapting Meshes (ROAM) algorithm for view-dependent multiresolution mesh generation. Improvements to ROAM included here are: the diamond data structure as a streamlined replacement for the triangle bintree elements, the use of low-pass-filtered geometry patches in place of individual triangles, integration of 4-8 textures, and a simple out-of-core data access mechanism for texture and geometry tiles.

  9. Crystal structure of 6,9-dimethyl-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-b][1,2,4]triazepin-8(9H)-one 0.40-hydrate

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    Harmaoui, Abdellah; Bouhfid, Rachid; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2015-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C7H9N5O·0.40H2O, the seven-membered heterocyclic ring exhibits a boat conformation, whereas the five-membered triazole ring is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.005 Å). In the crystal, centrosymmetric dimers are linked by pairs of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into dimers, which are further connected via O—H⋯N and C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The structure contains a partially occupied water mol­ecule lying on a twofold axis with an occupancy factor of 0.4. PMID:25705477

  10. Crystal structure of 6,9-dimethyl-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-b][1,2,4]triazepin-8(9H)-one 0.40-hydrate.

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    Harmaoui, Abdellah; Bouhfid, Rachid; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2015-01-01

    In the mol-ecule of the title compound, C7H9N5O·0.40H2O, the seven-membered heterocyclic ring exhibits a boat conformation, whereas the five-membered triazole ring is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.005 Å). In the crystal, centrosymmetric dimers are linked by pairs of C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into dimers, which are further connected via O-H⋯N and C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The structure contains a partially occupied water mol-ecule lying on a twofold axis with an occupancy factor of 0.4.

  11. A Monte Carlo Sensitivity Analysis of CF2 and CF Radical Densities in a c-C4F8 Plasma

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    Bose, Deepak; Rauf, Shahid; Hash, D. B.; Govindan, T. R.; Meyyappan, M.

    2004-01-01

    A Monte Carlo sensitivity analysis is used to build a plasma chemistry model for octacyclofluorobutane (c-C4F8) which is commonly used in dielectric etch. Experimental data are used both quantitatively and quantitatively to analyze the gas phase and gas surface reactions for neutral radical chemistry. The sensitivity data of the resulting model identifies a few critical gas phase and surface aided reactions that account for most of the uncertainty in the CF2 and CF radical densities. Electron impact dissociation of small radicals (CF2 and CF) and their surface recombination reactions are found to be the rate-limiting steps in the neutral radical chemistry. The relative rates for these electron impact dissociation and surface recombination reactions are also suggested. The resulting mechanism is able to explain the measurements of CF2 and CF densities available in the literature and also their hollow spatial density profiles.

  12. 3D-xy critical properties of YBa2Cu4O8 and magnetic-field-induced 3D to 1D crossover

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    Weyeneth, S.; Schneider, T.; Bukowski, Z.; Karpinski, J.; Keller, H.

    2008-08-01

    We present reversible magnetization data of a YBa2Cu4O8 single crystal and analyze the evidence for 3D-xy critical behavior and a magnetic-field-induced 3D to 1D crossover. Remarkable consistency with these phenomena is observed in agreement with a magnetic-field-induced finite size effect, whereupon the correlation length transverse to the applied magnetic field cannot grow beyond the limiting magnetic length scale LH = (Φ0/(aH))1/2. By applying the appropriate scaling form we obtain the zero-field critical temperature, the 3D to 1D crossover, the vortex melting line and the universal ratios of the related scaling variables. Accordingly there is no continuous phase transition in the (H,T) plane along the Hc2 lines as predicted by the mean-field treatment.

  13. Synthesis and chemiluminescence of copolymers of 5-amino-8-vinyl-phthalazine-1,4(2H,3H)-dione with methyl methacrylate or styrene, and of alpha, omega-bis[5-amino-phthalazine-1,4(2H,3H)-dion-]8-yl alkanes [= alpha, omega-bis(6-luminyl) alkanes]: investigations on an intramolecular 'distance effect'.

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    Gundermann, K D; Lieske, D; Haase, B; Hartmann-Azanza Baca, B

    1987-09-01

    Oligomers of 5-amino-8-vinyl-phthalazine-1,4(2H,3H)-dione exhibit about 0.05% of the chemiluminescence quantum yield of the corresponding 'monomer unit', i.e. 5-amino-8-ethyl-phthalazine-1,4(2H,3H)-dione which has a similar quantum yield to luminol. The quantum yields of copolymers of 5-amino-8-vinyl-phthalazine-1,4(2H,3H)-dione (1a) with methyl methacrylate or with styrene increase up to 1000-fold, relative to the quantum yield of oligomers of (1a). Thus the monomer units of methyl methacrylate or styrene appear to act as 'spacers' between the lumigenic groups. alpha, omega-Bis[(5-amino-phthalazine-1,4(2H,3H)-dion-)8-yl] alkanes show an analogue 'distance' effect: the chemiluminescence quantum yield increases with increasing alkane chain length. As the fluorescence of the corresponding amino phthalates (which are intermediates in the synthesis of the phthalazine diones) is only slightly influenced by the distance between the lumigenic groups it is suggested that a mainly chemical 'distance effect' is working here: the smaller the intramolecular distance between the hydrazide groups the more inhibition exists in respect of the oxidative reaction producing the luminol-type chemiluminescence.

  14. Optimized anisotropic magnetoelectric response of Fe61.6Co16.4Si10.8B11.2/PVDF/Fe61.6Co16.4Si10.8B11.2 laminates for AC/DC magnetic field sensing

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    Reis, S.; Silva, M. P.; Castro, N.; Correia, V.; Gutierrez, J.; Lasheras, A.; Lanceros-Mendez, S.; Martins, P.

    2016-05-01

    The anisotropic magnetoelectric (ME) effect on a Fe61.6Co16.4Si10.8B11.2/PVDF Fe61.6Co16.4Si10.8B11.2 laminate composite has been used for the development of a magnetic field sensor able to detect both the magnitude and direction of AC and DC magnetic fields. The accuracy (99% for both AC and DC sensors), linearity (92% for the DC sensor and 99% for the AC sensor) and reproducibility (99% for both sensors) indicate the suitability of the sensor for applications. Furthermore, the sensitivity of the Fe61.6Co16.4Si10.8B11.2/PVDF/Fe61.6Co16.4Si10.8B11.2 anisotropic magnetic sensor—15 and 1400 mV Oe-1 for the DC and AC fields, respectively—are the highest reported in the literature for polymer-based ME materials. Such features, combined with its flexibility, versatility, light weight, low cost and low-temperature fabrication, lead to the suitability of the developed sensor for use in magnetic sensor applications.

  15. Recovery from chemically induced thymus atrophy starts with CD4- CD8- CD2high TcR alpha beta-/low thymocytes and results in an increased formation of CD4- CD8- TcR alpha beta high thymocytes.

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    Pieters, R H; Bol, M; Lam, B W; Seinen, W; Bloksma, N; Penninks, A H

    1993-01-01

    Regeneration of the thymus was studied in rats that were treated with a single oral dose of the organotin compound di-n-butyltin dichloride (DBTC). After an initial maximum depletion of cortical BrdU+ thymocytes on day 2 after treatment, repopulation appeared to start on day 3 as indicated by an increased number of BrdU+ cells in the subcapsular region. On day 5, when thymocyte depletion was most pronounced, a relative increase of BrdU+ cells was observed all over the cortex. In comparison with controls, the thymoblast population on day 5 appeared to harbour increased numbers of CD4- CD8- and immature CD4- CD8+ CD53- thymoblasts, while the number of CD4+ CD8+ blasts had decreased. In comparison with day 3, however, the number of CD4+ CD8+ blasts had increased again. Results together have been interpreted as indicative for thymus regeneration starting from CD4- CD8- blasts which differentiate to immature CD4- CD8+ and then to CD4+ CD8+ blasts. Further characterization revealed that the majority of the CD4- CD8- and CD4- CD8+ CD53- blasts expressed high levels of CD2 and no or low levels of T-cell receptor (TcR) alpha beta. The high expression of CD2 on repopulating thymoblasts may be an additional indication of their activated state and for a role of interaction with the ligand LFA-3 on thymic epithelial cells during this phase of thymocyte differentiation. The number of CD4- CD8- TcR alpha beta high cells was increased on day 5 after dosing. The origin of this population and the possible implication of its development during thymus regeneration after chemically induced thymus atrophy are discussed. Images Figure 1 Figure 4 PMID:8098700

  16. Hydrothermal synthesis, structural elucidation, spectroscopic studies, thermal behavior and luminescence properties of a new 3-d compound: FeAlF2(C10H8N2)(HPO4)2(H2O)

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    Bouzidia, Nabaa; Salah, Najet; Hamdi, Besma; Ben Salah, Abdelhamid

    2017-04-01

    The study of metal phosphate has been a proactive field of research thanks to its applied and scientific importance, especially in terms of the development of optical devices such as solid state lasers as well as optical fibers. The present paper seeks to investigate the synthesis, crystal structure, elemental analysis and properties of FeAlF2(C10H8N2)(HPO4)2(H2O) compound investigated by spectroscopic studies (FT-IR and FT-Raman), thermal behavior and luminescence. The Hirshfeld surface analysis and 2-D fingerprint plot have been performed to explore the behavior of these weak interactions and crystal cohesion. This investigation shows that the molecules are connected by hydrogen bonds of the type Osbnd H⋯O and Osbnd H⋯F. In addition, the 2,2'‒bipyridine ligand plays a significant role in the construction of 3-D supramolecular framework via π‒π stacking. FT‒IR and FT‒Raman spectra were used so as to ease the responsibilities of the vibration modes of the title compound. The thermal analysis (TGA) study shows a mass loss evolution as a temperature function. Finally, the optical properties were evaluated by photoluminescence spectroscopy.

  17. A novel class of apical sodium--dependent bile salt transporter inhibitors: 1-(2,4-bifluorophenyl)-7-dialkylamino-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamides.

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    Liu, Hongtao; Pang, Guoxun; Ren, Jinfeng; Zhao, Yue; Wang, Juxian

    2017-03-01

    The apical sodium--dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT) is the main transporter to promote re-absorption of bile acids from the intestinal tract into the enterohepatic circulation. Inhibition of ASBT could increase the excretion of bile acids, thus increasing bile acid synthesis and consequently cholesterol consumption. Therefore, ASBT is an attractive target for developing new cholesterol-lowering drugs. In this report, a series of 1-(2,4-bifluorophenyl)-7-dialkylamino-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamides were designed as inhibitors of ASBT. Most of them demonstrated potency against ASBT transport of bile acids. In particular, compound 4a1 was found to have the best activity, resulting in 80.1% inhibition of ASBT at 10 μmol/L.

  18. Magnetic properties of 1 : 4 complexes of CoCl2 and pyridines carrying carbenes (S(0) = 4/2, 6/2, and 8/2) in diluted frozen solution; influence of carbene multiplicity on heterospin single-molecule magnets.

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    Karasawa, Satoru; Nakano, Kimihiro; Tanokashira, Jun-ichi; Yamamoto, Noriko; Yoshizaki, Takahito; Koga, Noboru

    2012-11-28

    The microcrystalline sample of a parent complex, [CoCl(2)(py)(4)], showed a single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior with an effective activation barrier, U(eff)/k(B), of 16 K for reversal of the magnetism in the presence of a dc field of 3 kOe. Pyridine ligands having 2-4 diazo moieties, DYpy; Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, were prepared and confirmed to be quintet, septet, septet, and nonet in the ground state, respectively, after irradiation. The 1 : 4 complexes, CoCl(2)(DYpy)(4); Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4 in frozen solutions after irradiation showed the magnetic behaviors of SMMs with total spin multiplicity, S(total) = 17/2, 25/2, 25/2, and 33/2, respectively. Hysteresis loops depending on the temperature were observed and the values of coercive force, H(c), at 1.9 K were 12, 8.4, 11, and 8.1 kOe for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4); Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, respectively. In dynamic magnetic susceptibility experiments, ac magnetic susceptibility data obeyed the Arrhenius law to give U(eff)/k(B) values of 94, 92, 93, and 87 K for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4); Y = 2, 3l, 3b, and 4, respectively, while the relaxation times for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4); Y = 2 and 3l, obtained by dc magnetization decay in the range of 3.5-1.9 K slightly deviated downward from Arrhenius plots on cooling. The dynamic magnetic behaviors for CoCl(2)(CYpy)(4) including [CoCl(2)(py)(4)] and CoCl(2)(C1py)(4) suggested that the generated carbenes interacted with the cobalt ion to increase the relaxation time, τ(q), due to the spin quantum tunneling magnetization, which became larger with increasing S(total) of the complex.

  19. Uniaxial Strain Effects on Superconducting Transition in Y0.98Ca0.02Ba2Cu4O8

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    Mito, Masaki; Goto, Hiroki; Matsui, Hideaki; Deguchi, Hiroyuki; Matsumoto, Kaname; Hara, Hiroshi; Ozaki, Toshinori; Takeya, Hiroyuki; Takano, Yoshihiko

    2016-02-01

    The effects of uniaxial strain and hydrostatic pressure on Y0.98Ca0.02Ba2Cu4O8 [called Y0.98(Ca0.02)-124] are investigated via AC magnetic measurements under stress corresponding to a pressure of (at most) 20 GPa. Hydrostatic contraction results in the largest enhancement of the superconducting transition temperature (Tc), whose maximum is 99 K, which is slightly lower than the maximum Tc achieved in YBa2Cu4O8 (called Y-124). The Meissner signal disappears at a hydrostatic pressure of approximately 15 GPa. This pressure region representing the Meissner signal is reduced by the out-of-plane contraction (along the c-axis), whereas it is increased by the in-plane contraction (along the c-plane). In the case of Y-124, both uniaxial contractions result in the disappearance of the Meissner signal at approximately 10 GPa prior to reaching the overdoped region. However, by doping Ca into the Y-site, we could investigate uniaxial strain effects characteristic of the so-called 124 structure without causing the stress-induced structural transition through the underdoped, optimally doped, and overdoped regions. Except for the uniaxial contraction along the b-axis, the other contractions (i.e., hydrostatic contraction, and uniaxial contractions along the a- and the c-axes) exhibit consistent compression effects when Tc is normalized by the highest Tc and the stress is normalized by the stress realizing its highest Tc.

  20. 2-[6,8-Dibromo-3-(4-hydroxy­cyclo­hexyl)-1,2,3,4-tetra­hydro­quinazolin-2-yl]-6-methoxy­phenol

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    Wang, Zhi-Gang; Wang, Rong; Zhang, Yi; Zhi, Feng; Yang, Yi-Lin

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, C21H24Br2N2O3, was synthesized by the condensation reaction of 3-methoxy­salicylaldehyde with 4-(2-amino-3,5-dibromo­benzyl­amino)cyclo­hexa­nol in a methanol solution. The dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 76.4 (3)°. The cyclo­hexyl ring adopts a chair configuration. There is an intra­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bond which affects the solid state conformation of the mol­ecule. The crystal structure is stabilized by inter­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming chains running along the b axis. PMID:21582209

  1. Crystal structure of (1S,2R,6R,7R,8S,12S)-4,10,17-triphenyl-15-thia-4,10-diaza-penta-cyclo[5.5.5.0(1,16).0(2,6).0(8,12)]hepta-deca-13,16-diene-3,5,9,11-tetrone p-xylene hemisolvate.

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    Noland, Wayland E; Kroll, Neil J; Huisenga, Matthew P; Yue, Ruixian A; Lang, Simon B; Klein, Nathan D; Tritch, Kenneth J

    2014-12-01

    The title tetrone compound, C32H22N2O4S· 0.5C8H10, is the major product (50% yield) of an attempted Diels-Alder reaction of 2-(α-styr-yl)thio-phene with N-phenyl-male-imide (2 equivalents) in toluene. Recrystallization of the resulting powder from p-xylene gave the title hemisolvate; the p-xylene mol-ecule is located about an inversion center. In the crystal, the primary tetrone contacts are between a carbonyl O atom and the four flagpole H atoms of the bi-cyclo-[2.2.2]octene core, forming chains along [001].

  2. Crystal structure of 4-methyl-N-{(E)-meth­yl[(3aR,8aS)-2-oxo-3,3a,8,8a-tetra­hydro-2H-indeno­[1,2-d][1,3]oxazol-3-yl]-λ4-sulfanyl­idene}benzene­sulfonamide

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    Pereira, Patrícia A.; Noll, Bruce C.; Oliver, Allen G.; Silveira, Gustavo P.

    2015-01-01

    The formulation that the title compound, C18H18N2O4S2, adopts is a zwitterionic core with the charge separated to the sulfilimine S and N atoms and is supported by the two different S—N bond distances about the sulfinimine N atom [1.594 (2) and 1.631 (2) Å, respectively] that are typical for such bonds. The notably unusual bond is S—N(oxazolidinone) [1.692 (2) Å] that is longer than a typical S—N bond [1.603 (18) Å, Mogul analysis; Macrae et al. (2008 ▸). J. Appl. Cryst. 41, 466–470]. The bond-angle sum about sulfilimine sulfur (308.35°) reflects the trigonal–pyramidal geometry of this atom. Two of the angles are less than 100°. Despite the pyramidalization of this sulfur, there are no significant inter­molecular inter­actions, beyond usual van der Waals contacts, in the crystal packing. PMID:26870517

  3. Lithium Ion Mobility in Lithium Phosphidosilicates: Crystal Structure, (7) Li, (29) Si, and (31) P MAS NMR Spectroscopy, and Impedance Spectroscopy of Li8 SiP4 and Li2 SiP2.

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    Toffoletti, Lorenzo; Kirchhain, Holger; Landesfeind, Johannes; Klein, Wilhelm; van Wüllen, Leo; Gasteiger, Hubert A; Fässler, Thomas F

    2016-12-05

    The need to improve electrodes and Li-ion conducting materials for rechargeable all-solid-state batteries has drawn enhanced attention to the investigation of lithium-rich compounds. The study of the ternary system Li-Si-P revealed a series of new compounds, two of which, Li8 SiP4 and Li2 SiP2 , are presented. Both phases represent members of a new family of Li ion conductors that display Li ion conductivity in the range from 1.15(7)×10(-6) Scm(-1) at 0 °C to 1.2(2)×10(-4) Scm(-1) at 75 °C (Li8 SiP4 ) and from 6.1(7)×10(-8) Scm(-1) at 0 °C to 6(1)×10(-6) Scm(-1) at 75 °C (Li2 SiP2 ), as determined by impedance measurements. Temperature-dependent solid-state (7) Li NMR spectroscopy revealed low activation energies of about 36 kJ mol(-1) for Li8 SiP4 and about 47 kJ mol(-1) for Li2 SiP2 . Both compounds were structurally characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis (single crystal and powder methods) and by (7) Li, (29) Si, and (31) P MAS NMR spectroscopy. Both phases consist of tetrahedral SiP4 anions and Li counterions. Li8 SiP4 contains isolated SiP4 units surrounded by Li atoms, while Li2 SiP2 comprises a three-dimensional network based on corner-sharing SiP4 tetrahedra, with the Li ions located in cavities and channels.

  4. Membrane optode for uranium(VI) ions preconcentration and quantification based on a synergistic combination of 4-(2-thiazolylazo)-resorcinol with 8-hydroxyquinaldine

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    Kalyan, Y.; Pandey, A. K.; Naidu, G. R. K.; Reddy, A. V. R.

    2009-12-01

    A membrane optode was developed utilizing the 8-hydroxyquinaldine (HQ) facilitated preconcentration of UO 22+ ions and subsequent colored complex formation of UO 22+ with 4-(2-thiazolylazo)-resorcinol (TAR) in optode matrix. The composition of the membrane optode was optimized by scanning several extractants immobilized in different plasticized polymer matrices. It was observed that the chelating agent HQ along with an indicator TAR immobilized in the tri-(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate (TEHP) plasticized cellulose triacetate matrix (CTA) was best suited as an optode for the UO 22+ ions in aqueous samples. On sorption of UO 22+ in the optode matrix, TAR changes color of the optode from yellow to magenta having a maximum absorbance ( λmax) at 546 nm. The uptake of UO 22+ ions in the optode was found to be pH dependent and was maximum (>90%) at pH above 3. The acetate buffer (0.1 mol L -1 sodium acetate + 0.1 mol L -1 acetic acid) was found to be necessary for the stable response. The optimum equilibration time for the optode (2 cm × 1 cm) was found to be 30 min in 10 mL aqueous sample containing acetate buffer (pH 4.75). The equilibration time was found to increase with increase in aqueous sample volume. The optode response was found to be linear in the UO 22+ ions concentration range of 0.01-0.11 μmol L -1 in tap water as well as aqueous solutions containing 0.1 mol L -1 NaCl or NaNO 3. The tolerance to the presence of several cations and anions in the determination of UO 22+ ion was studied. It was observed that the optode in the presence of buffer can tolerate presence of large amounts of interfering cations (Ce 4+, V 4+, Eu 3+, Al 3+, Fe 3+, Ni 2+, Cd 2+, Co 2+, Pb 2+, Hg 2+, Cu 2+ and Th 4+ ions) without hindering the sorption of UO 22+ ions in the optode matrix. The present work indicated that 50 ppb UO 22+ ions in 100 mL sample can easily be quantified using this optode. The optode was found to be fully reversible, can readily be regenerated by equilibrating it

  5. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and biological evaluation studies of Schiff's base derived from naphthofuran-2-carbohydrazide with 8-formyl-7-hydroxy-4-methyl coumarin and its metal complexes

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    Halli, M. B.; Sumathi, R. B.; Kinni, Mallikarjun

    2012-12-01

    Metal complexes of the type ML2, where M = Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Hg(II) and L = Schiff's base derived from the condensation of naphthofuran-2-carbohydrazide with 8-formyl-7-hydroxy-4-methyl coumarin have been synthesized. The chelation of the complexes have been elucidated in the light of analytical, IR, UV-vis, 1H NMR, mass, ESR spectral data, thermal and magnetic studies. The measured molar conductance values indicate that, the complexes are non-electrolytic in nature. The redox behavior of one of the synthesized metal complexes was investigated by cyclic voltammetry. The Schiff's base and its metal complexes have been screened for their in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activities by MIC method. The DNA cleavage activities of all the complexes were studied by agarose gel electrophoresis method. In addition, the free ligand along with its complexes has been studied for their antioxidant activity.

  6. Anomalous asymmetry in the Fermi surface of the high-temperature superconductor YBa2Cu4O8 revealed by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

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    Kondo, Takeshi; Khasanov, R.; Sassa, Y.; Bendounan, A.; Pailhes, S.; Chang, J.; Mesot, J.; Keller, H.; Zhigadlo, N. D.; Shi, M.; Bukowski, Z.; Karpinski, J.; Kaminski, A.

    2009-09-01

    We use microprobe angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to study the Fermi surface and band dispersion of the CuO2 planes in the high-temperature superconductor, YBa2Cu4O8 . We find a strong in-plane asymmetry of the electronic structure between directions along a and b axes. The saddle point of the antibonding band lies at a significantly higher energy in the a direction (π,0) than the b direction (0,π) , whereas the bonding band displays the opposite behavior. We demonstrate that the abnormal band shape is due to a strong asymmetry of the bilayer band splitting, likely caused by a nontrivial hybridization between the planes and chains. This asymmetry has an important implication for interpreting key properties of the Y-Ba-Cu-O family, especially the superconducting gap, transport, and results of inelastic neutron scattering.

  7. Laminins 2 (alpha2beta1gamma1, Lm-211) and 8 (alpha4beta1gamma1, Lm-411) are synthesized and secreted by tooth pulp fibroblasts and differentially promote neurite outgrowth from trigeminal ganglion sensory neurons.

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    Fried, Kaj; Sime, Wondossen; Lillesaar, Christina; Virtanen, Ismo; Tryggvasson, Karl; Patarroyo, Manuel

    2005-07-15

    The tooth pulp innervation originates from the trigeminal ganglion (TG) and represents an illustrative example of tissue targeting by sensory nerves. Pulpal fibroblasts strongly promote neurite outgrowth from TG neurons in vitro. In the present study, we have investigated the possible participation of laminins (LNs), potent neuritogenic extracellular matrix components. Immunohistochemistry of human tooth pulp demonstrated expression of LN alpha1, alpha2, alpha4, alpha5, beta1 and gamma1, and laminin-binding integrin alpha3, alpha6, beta1 and beta4 chains in nerves. Though faintly stained for laminins in situ, pulpal fibroblasts reacted, once cultured and permeabilized, with antibodies to LN alpha2, alpha4, beta1 and gamma1 chains by flow cytometry. The cells also expressed the corresponding mRNAs and were able to assemble and secrete LN-2 (alpha2beta1gamma1, Lm-211) and LN-8 (alpha4beta1gamma1, Lm-411). LN-8 displayed a chondroitin sulphate (CS) modification in its alpha4 chain. In functional assays, mouse LN-1 (alpha1beta1gamma1, Lm-111) and recombinant human (rh) LN-8, but not native or rhLN-2, strongly promoted neurite outgrowth from TG neurons, mimicking the effect of cultured pulp fibroblast. Altogether, the results indicate that LN-2 and LN-8 are synthesized by tooth pulp fibroblasts and differentially promote neurite outgrowth from TG neurons. LN-8 may contribute to sensory innervation of teeth and other tissues during development and/or regeneration.

  8. 2,4-Dialkyl-8,9,10,11-tetrahydrobenzo[g]pyrimido[4,5-c]isoquinoline-1,3,7,12(2H,4H)-tetraones as new leads against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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    Claes, Pieter; Cappoen, Davie; Uythethofken, Cynthia; Jacobs, Jan; Mertens, Birgit; Mathys, Vanessa; Verschaeve, Luc; Huygen, Kris; De Kimpe, Norbert

    2014-04-22

    Given the re-emergence of tuberculosis in Europe and beyond, the search for novel bio-active compound classes against this disease is of utmost importance. As a result of a high intrinsic tolerance of the etiological agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, towards most antibiotics and xenobiotics, the search for such new compounds is far from trivial. Further exacerbated by the rapid generation and spread of drug resistant M. tuberculosis and fuelled by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, halting the tuberculosis epidemic is of paramount importance. As part of our program to design new 2-aza-anthraquinones with anti-mycobacterial activity, various dialkyltetrahydrobenzo[g]pyrimido[4,5-c]isoquinolinetetraones were designed and synthesised. The compounds were submitted to a biological evaluation in which the activity against M.tb H37Rv(lux) was observed, as well as the acute toxicity towards J774 A.1 macrophages. From these results, the selectivity index was calculated. Furthermore, the activity of the most promising compounds was further studied against a multi-drug resistant LAM-1 strain and against intracellular replicating M.tb. The study was further extended with a comet assay and a VITOTOX™ assay to investigate the possibility of observable genotoxic effects caused by these compounds.

  9. Mm-wave and far-IR Molecular line survey of OH 231.8+4.2: Hard-boiled rotten eggs

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    Sánchez Contreras, C.; Velilla, L.; Alcolea, J.; Quintana-Lacaci, G.; Cernicharo, J.; Agundez, M.; Teyssier, D.; Bujarrabal, V.; Castro-Carrizo, A.; Daniel, F.; Fonfria, J. P.; Garcia-Lario, P.; Goicoechea, J. R.; Herpin, F.; Barlow, M.; Cherchneff, I.; Comito, C.; Cordiner, M.; Decin, L.; Halfen, D.~T.; Justtanont, K.; Latter, W.; Malloci, G.; Matsuura, M.; Menten, K.; Mulas, G.; Muller, H. S. P.; Pardo, J. R.; Pearson, J.; Swinyward, B.; Tenenbaum, E.; Wesson, R.; Wyrowski, F.; Ziurys, L.

    2014-04-01

    Envelopes around evolved stars are extraordinarily efficient factories of complex molecules and dust particles that will eventually enrich the ISM. To date, most chemistry studies have focused on C-rich envelopes, expected to show the largest molecular variety and abundances. Recent observations suggest that O-rich shells may be as chemically diverse as their Carbon counterparts, however, no serious attempt has been made yet to perform a full frequency scan of such objects. In this conference, I will report the first results from our spectral line surveys with the IRAM 30m telescope (~80-345 GHz) and Herschel/HIFI (~479-1244 GHz) of the well known, O-rich pre-PN OH 231.8+4.2 (a.k.a. The Rotten Egg nebula after the high abundance of Hydrogen sulfide, H2S, in its envelope). This object displays fast (>400 km/s), bipolar outflows and a molecular richness unparalleled amongst O-rich AGB and post-AGB stars. These surveys have led to the detection of hundreds of lines from different species, many of them detected for the first time in O-rich CSEs, that clearly confirm OH231.8+4.2 as the ``The Rosetta-stone'' for studying non-equilibrium, shock-induced molecule formation processes in O-rich environments. HIFI data have been particularly crucial to trace the physico-chemical conditions in the warm, dense circumstellar layers, which are not proved by lower-energy/frequency transitions. At these high frequencies, H2O and S-containing species are, together with CO, the dominant contributors to the total line flux observed. The main product from these surveys, is a molecular inventory and unprecentedly detailed chemical study (in progress) of an O-rich molecular flow accelerated by fast shocks.

  10. Electronic coupling between two cyclometalated ruthenium centers bridged by 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(1-butyl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyrene.

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    Wang, Lei; Yang, Wen-Wen; Zheng, Ren-Hui; Shi, Qiang; Zhong, Yu-Wu; Yao, Jiannian

    2011-08-01

    A new bridging ligand 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(1-butyl-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyrene (ttapyr) was designed and synthesized by "click" chemistry. This ligand was used to construct a linear dimetallic biscyclometalated Ru(II) complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](2+) and a monometallic complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)](+), where tpy is 2,2':6',2″-terpyridine. The electronic properties of these complexes were studied and compared by electrochemical and spectroscopic methods with the aid of DFT calculations. One-electron oxidation of [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](2+) with cerium ammonium nitrate produced a mixed-valent complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](3+). The intramolecular electronic coupling between individual metal centers was quantified by the intervalence charge transfer transition analysis. Mixed-valent complex [(tpy)Ru(ttapyr)Ru(tpy)](3+) exhibits a metal-centered rhombic EPR signal at 77 K with an average g factor of 2.203.

  11. Identification of multiple glutathione conjugates of 8-amino- 2-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline maleate (nomifensine) in liver microsomes and hepatocyte preparations: evidence of the bioactivation of nomifensine.

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    Yu, Jian; Mathisen, Donald E; Burdette, Doug; Brown, Dean G; Becker, Christopher; Aharony, David

    2010-01-01

    8-Amino-2-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline maleate (nomifensine), an antidepressant drug, was withdrawn from the market because of increased incidence of hemolytic anemia, as well as kidney and liver toxicity. Although the nature of the potentially reactive metabolites formed after nomifensine metabolism remains unknown and no glutathione (GSH) adducts of these nomifensine reactive metabolites have been reported, bioactivation has been postulated as a potential mechanism for the toxicity of nomifensine. This study was conducted to probe the potential bioactivation pathways of nomifensine in human and animal hepatocytes and in liver microsomes using GSH as a trapping agent. Two types of GSH conjugates were characterized by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry: 1) aniline oxidation followed by GSH conjugation leading to the formation of nomifensine-GSH sulfinamides (M1 and M2); and 2) arene oxidation followed by GSH conjugation yielding a range of arene C-linked GSH adducts (M3-M9). Nine GSH adducts (M1-M9) were identified in liver microsomes of humans, dogs, monkeys, and rats and in human and rat hepatocytes. In dog hepatocyte preparations, six GSH adducts (M1-M6) were identified. The GSH adducts in dog and rat liver microsomes were formed primarily through aniline and arene oxidation, respectively. Both pathways contributed significantly to the formation of the GSH adducts in human and monkey liver microsomes. The bioactivation pathways proposed here account for the formation of the observed GSH conjugates. These investigations have confirmed the aniline and the arene groups in nomifensine as potential toxicophores capable of generating reactive intermediates.

  12. Field-Induced Slow Magnetic Relaxation in the Ni(I) Complexes [NiCl(PPh3)2]·C4H8O and [Ni(N(SiMe3)2)(PPh3)2].

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    Lin, Weiquan; Bodenstein, Tilmann; Mereacre, Valeriu; Fink, Karin; Eichhöfer, Andreas

    2016-03-07

    Direct current (dc) and alternating current (ac) magnetic measurements have been performed on the three Ni(I) complexes: [NiCl(PPh3)3], [NiCl(PPh3)2]·C4H8O, and [Ni(N(SiMe3)2)(PPh3)2]. Fits of the dc magnetic data suggest an almost similar behavior of the three compounds, which display only moderate deviations from the spin-only values. The ac magnetic investigations reveal that the two complexes with trigonal planar coordination--[NiCl(PPh3)2]·C4H8O and [Ni(N(SiMe3)2)(PPh3)2]--display slow magnetic relaxation at low temperatures under applied dc fields, whereas tetrahedral [NiCl(PPh3)3] does not. Ground and excited states as well as magnetic data were calculated by ab initio wave function based multi-configurational methods, including dynamic correlation as well as spin-orbit coupling. The two trigonal planar complexes comprise well-isolated S = (1)/2 ground states, whereas two S = (1)/2 states with a splitting of less than 100 cm(-1) were found in the tetrahedral compound.

  13. Photoluminescent and magnetic properties of lanthanide containing apatites: NaxLn10-x(SiO4)6O2-yFy, CaxLn10-x(SiO4)6O2-yFy (Ln = Eu, Gd, and Sm), Gd9.34(SiO4)6O2, and K1.32Pr8.68(SiO4)6O1.36F0.64.

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    Latshaw, Allison M; Hughey, Kendall D; Smith, Mark D; Yeon, Jeongho; Zur Loye, Hans-Conrad

    2015-02-02

    Single crystals of NaEu(9)(SiO(4))(6)O(2), Na(1.5)Eu(8.5)(SiO(4))(6)OF, Na(1.64)Gd(8.36)(SiO(4))(6)O(0.72)F(1.28), Gd(9.34)(SiO(4))(6)O(2), Ca(2.6)Eu(7.4)(SiO(4))(6)O(1.4)F(0.6), Ca(4.02)Sm(5.98)(SiO(4))(6)F(2), and K(1.32)Pr(8.68)(SiO(4))(6)O(1.36)F(0.64) and powders of NaEu(9)(SiO(4))(6)O(2), Na(1.5)Eu(8.5)(SiO(4))(6)OF, Eu(9.34)(SiO(4))(6)O(2), and Gd(9.34)(SiO(4))(6)O(2) were synthesized via flux growth in selected alkali-fluoride melts. All of the compounds adopt the apatite structure with space group P6(3)/m. Luminescence and magnetic data were collected on NaEu(9)(SiO(4))(6)O(2), Na(1.5)Eu(8.5)(SiO(4))(6)OF, Eu(9.34)(SiO(4))(6)O(2), and Gd(9.34)(SiO(4))(6)O(2). Luminescent data indicate that changing the cations and anions that surround the lanthanide site does not change the luminescent properties, making apatites versatile structures for optical materials.

  14. Crystal structures of two chiral piperidine derivatives: 1-[(1R)-2-hy­droxy-1-phenyl­eth­yl]piperidin-4-one and 8-[(1S)-1-phenyl­eth­yl]-1,4-dioxa-8-aza­spiro­[4.5]decane-7-thione

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    Romero, Nancy; Bernès, Sylvain; Roa, Luis F.; Terán, Joel L.; Gnecco, Dino

    2015-01-01

    The crystal structures of the two title piperidine derivatives show different conformations for the six-membered heterocycle. The N-substituted 4-piperidinone 1-[(1R)-2-hy­droxy-1-phenyl­eth­yl]piperidin-4-one, C13H17NO2, (I), has a chair conformation, while the piperidine substituted in position 2 with a thio­carbonyl group, 8-[(1S)-1-phenyl­eth­yl]-1,4-dioxa-8-aza­spiro­[4.5]decane-7-thione, C15H19NO2S, (II), features a half-chair conformation. Comparison of the two structures, and data retrieved from the literature, suggests that the conformational flexibility is mainly related to the hybridization state of the C atom α to the piperidinic N atom: a Csp 3 atom favours the chair conformer, while a Csp 2 atom distorts the ring towards a half-chair conformer. In the crystal structure of (I), weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into supra­molecular chains propagating along the b-axis direction. In the crystal of (II), the mol­ecules are linked by weak C—H⋯S contacts into supra­molecular chains propagating along the b-axis direction. PMID:26594408

  15. Crystal structures and luminescence properties of novel compounds K{sub 4}M{sub 2}[Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}] (M = Ce, Gd)

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    Aksenov, S. M.; Rassulov, V. A.; Rastsvetaeva, R. K.; Taroev, V. K.

    2013-11-15

    Two novel potassium rare earth silicates, obtained by hydrothermal synthesis, have been investigated by X-ray diffraction and described by the general formula K{sub 4}M{sub 2}[Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}] (M = Ce, Gd). The parameters of the monoclinic K{sub 4}Ce{sub 2}[Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}] and K{sub 4}Gd{sub 2}[Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}] cells are, respectively, as follows: a = 26.867(1), 26.6520(2) A; b = 7.4150(2), 7.2854(1) A; c = 14.910(1), 14.8182(1) A; {beta} = 123.52(1) Degree-Sign , 123.46(1) Degree-Sign ; and sp. gr. P2{sub 1}/n. The structures are solved by the charge flipping method and refined in the anisotropic approximation of thermal vibrations for atoms to R = 5.2 and 2.5%, respectively. The compounds under study are crystallized into a new structural type, which is based on two-level [Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}] layers, combined into a three-dimensional framework by columns of edge-sharing seven-vertex REE polyhedra. Potassium atoms are located in the framework channels. The spectral luminescence characteristics are determined. The luminescence bands are typical of Gd{sup 3+} and Ce{sup 3+} ions. Upon excitation by light with {lambda}{sub exc} = 246 nm, a band due to the {sup 2}D {yields} {sup 8}F{sub 5/2} transition with {lambda}{sub max} = 430 nm is observed in the spectrum of K{sub 4}Ce{sub 2}[Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}] and a band related to the {sup 6}P{sub 7/2} {yields} {sup 8}S{sub 7/2} transition with {lambda}{sub max} = 311 nm is observed in the spectrum of K{sub 4}Gd{sub 2}[Al{sub 2}Si{sub 8}O{sub 24}].

  16. (E)-3-[3,4-Bis(meth-oxy-methoxy)phen-yl]-1-(7-hy-droxy-5-meth-oxy-2,2-dimethyl-chroman-8-yl)prop-2-en-1-one.

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    Hashim, Nur Athirah; Ahmad, Farediah; Basar, Norazah; Awang, Khalijah; Ng, Seik Weng

    2011-09-01

    The reaction of 5,6-(2,2-dimethyl-chroman-yl)-2-hy-droxy-4-meth-oxy-acetophenone and 3,4-bis-(meth-oxy-meth-yloxy)benzaldehyde affords the intense orange title chalcone derivative, C(25)H(30)O(8). The two benzene rings are connected through a -C(=O)-CH=CH- (propenone) unit, which is in an E conformation; the ring with the hy-droxy substitutent is aligned at 19.5 (2)° with respect to this unit, whereas the ring with the meth-oxy-meth-yloxy substituent is aligned at 9.3 (3)°. The dihedral angle between the rings is 19.38 (10)°. The hy-droxy group engages in an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond with the carbonyl O atom of the propenone unit, generating an S(5) ring.

  17. Crystal structure of 7-hy-droxy-8-[(4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)meth-yl]-2H-chromen-2-one.

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    Kubono, Koji; Kise, Ryuma; Kashiwagi, Yukiyasu; Tani, Keita; Yokoi, Kunihiko

    2016-12-01

    In the title compound, C15H18N2O3, the coumarin ring is essentially planar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.012 Å. An intra-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bond forms an S(6) ring motif. The piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation. In the crystal, a C-H⋯O hydrogen bond generates a C(4) chain motif running along the c axis. The chain structure is stabilized by a C-H⋯π inter-action. The chains are linked by π-π inter-actions [centroid-centroid distance of 3.5745 (11) Å], forming a sheet structure parallel to the bc plane.

  18. Crystal structure of 7-hy­droxy-8-[(4-methyl­piperazin-1-yl)meth­yl]-2H-chromen-2-one

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    Kubono, Koji; Kise, Ryuma; Kashiwagi, Yukiyasu; Tani, Keita; Yokoi, Kunihiko

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, C15H18N2O3, the coumarin ring is essentially planar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.012 Å. An intra­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bond forms an S(6) ring motif. The piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation. In the crystal, a C—H⋯O hydrogen bond generates a C(4) chain motif running along the c axis. The chain structure is stabilized by a C—H⋯π inter­action. The chains are linked by π–π inter­actions [centroid–centroid distance of 3.5745 (11) Å], forming a sheet structure parallel to the bc plane. PMID:27980822

  19. Magnetron-sputtered La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 nanocomposite interlayer for solid oxide fuel cells

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    Solovyev, A. A.; Ionov, I. V.; Shipilova, A. V.; Kovalchuk, A. N.; Syrtanov, M. S.

    2017-03-01

    A thin layer of a La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3 (LSCF) is deposited between the electrolyte and the La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3/Ce0.9Gd0.1O2 (LSCF/CGO) cathode layer of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) by pulsed magnetron sputtering using an oxide target of LSCF. The films were completely dense and well adherent to the substrate. The effects of annealing in temperature range from 200 to 1000 °C on the crystalline structure of the LSCF films have been studied. The films of nominal thickness, 250-500 nm, are crystalline when annealed at temperatures above 600 °C. The crystalline structure, surface topology, and morphology of the films were determined using X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively. To study the electrochemical characteristics of the deposited-film, solid oxide fuel cells using 325-nm LSCF films as interlayer between the electrolyte and the cathode have been fabricated. The LSCF interlayer improves the overall performance of the SOFC by increasing the interfacial area between the electrolyte and cathode. The electrolyte-supported cells with the interlayer have 30% greater, overall power output compared to that achieved with the cells without interlayer. The LSCF interlayer could also act as a transition layer that improves adhesion and relieves both thermal stress and lattice strain between the cathode and the electrolyte. Our results demonstrate that pulsed magnetron sputtering provides a low-temperature synthesis route for realizing ultrathin nanocrystalline LSCF film layers for intermediate- or low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells.

  20. Synthesis and Structure of a New Layered Zincophosphate Zn 6(PO 4) 5(HPO 4)·C 8N 5H 28·5H 2O, Intercalated with Quintuply Protonated Tetraethylenepentamine

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    Liu, Yunling; Liu, Wang; Xing, Yan; Shi, Zhan; Fu, Yunlong; Pang, Wenqin

    2002-07-01

    A new two-dimensional zinc phosphate Zn6(PO4)5(HPO4)·C8N5H28·5H2O has been synthesized hydrothermally using tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) as structure-directing agent and its structure was determined by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The title compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, space group Pca21 (No.29) with lattice parameters a=18.6286(12) Å, b=8.0804(5) Å, c=22.5019(15) Å, V= 3387.1(4) Å3, Z=4, R1=0.0389 and wR2=0.0862 [4042 observed reflections with I>2σ(I)]. The structure involves a network of ZnO4, PO4, and PO3(OH) tetrahedra forming macroanionic inorganic layers with eight-membered apertures. The charge compensation is achieved by the quintuply protonated TEPA molecule in interlamellar space, which interact with the inorganic layers via hydrogen bonding.