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  1. Impedance and specific heat of RM4Al8 and RAg6In6 compounds

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gurevich, A. M.; Dmitriev, V. M.; Eropkin, V. N.; Kotur, B. Yu.; Prentslau, N. N.; Suski, V.; Terekhov, A. V.; Shlyk, L. V.

    2001-11-01

    The results of experimental investigations of the temperature dependences of the surface resistance and specific heat of ternary rare-earth compounds are presented: LuFe4Al8, ScFe4Al8, CeFe4Al8, CeCr4Al8, YFe4Al8, YCr4Al8, YMn4Al8, UCu4Al8, LaAg6In6, and PrAg6In6, which have ThMn12 structure. It is shown that at a certain temperature, characteristic for each compound with Fe, Cr, and Mn, below the Néel temperature a jump is observed in the total impedance and specific heat. At lower temperatures a negative magnetoresistance is observed in these compounds in weak magnetic fields. Superconducting phases are found in the compounds ScFe4Al8 (Tc=6 K), YCr4Al8 (Tc=4.5 K), YFe4Al8 (Tc=6 K), and PrAg6In6 (Tc=8.3 K).

  2. OPPT workplan risk assessment 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6 ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    HHCB (Galaxolide) is a synthetic polycyclic musk used as an ingredient in a wide range of consumer products including perfumes, cosmetics, shampoos, lotions, detergents, fabric softeners, and cleaning agents. It is one of the largest-volume chemicals of the polycyclic musks and is imported into the U.S. by 4 known importers. HHCB is considered one of the more important compounds to the fragrance industry because, as a musk, it imparts unique odor properties, has the ability to improve the fixation of fragrance compounds, and binds fragrances to fabrics. The assessment will focus on environmental risk due to release of HHCB to the aquatic and terrestrial environment from all combined uses. Human health risks have been evaluated previously and will be summarized in this assessment. EPA anticipates issuing draft risk assessments for public review and comment as they are completed. At the conclusion of the review process, if an assessment of specific uses indicates significant risk, EPA will evaluate and pursue appropriate risk reduction actions, as warranted. If an assessment indicates no significant risk, EPA will conclude its current work on assessment of those specified targeted uses of that chemical. Over time, additional chemicals will be added to the work plan as more data are developed and more chemicals screened.

  3. Effects of 6/6 and 4/8 watch systems on sleepiness among bridge officers.

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    Härmä, Mikko; Partinen, Markku; Repo, Risto; Sorsa, Matti; Siivonen, Pertti

    2008-04-01

    During the last ten years, severe sleepiness or falling asleep by watch keeping officers has been a direct or a contributing factor in a number of maritime accidents. This study examined the relationship between two watch systems and its impact on fatigue and sleepiness in bridge officers. A questionnaire and a sleep/work diary were sent to a representative sample of the Finnish Maritime Officer Association. In all, 185 bridge officers answered the questionnaire on sleep, work hours, and safety, including the Skogby Excessive Daytime Sleepiness index (SEDS); 42% of the bridge officers worked two 4 h watches (4/8) per day, while 26% worked two 6 h watches per day (6/6). Ninety-five of the participants completed a sleep diary for seven consecutive days while at sea. The timing of the watch duties and sleep was recorded, as was subjective sleepiness every 2 h using the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS). 17.6% of the participants had fallen asleep at least once while on duty during their career. Compared to the 4/8 watch system, the officers working the 6/6 watch system reported shorter sleep durations, more frequent nodding-off on duty (7.3% vs. 1.5%), and excessive sleepiness (32% vs. 16% with SEDS>14). Based on a logistic regression analysis, high SEDS was significantly related with probable obstructive sleep apnea (OR 5.7), the 6/6 watch system (OR 4.0), and morningness-eveningness while controlling simultaneously several individual and sleep-related factors. Subjective sleepiness (KSS) was highest at 04:00 and 06:00 h. In a multivariate analysis, the KSS was significantly related to time of day, time after awaking, sleep length, and interactions of the watch systems with age, morningness-eveningness, and Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) score. Severe sleepiness at 04:00-06:00 h was especially problematic in the 6/6 watch system among evening types and among the bridge officers with high ESS. The results suggest the 6/6 watch system is related to a higher risk of

  4. 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

  5. 6,8-Di-bromo-4-oxo-4H-chromene-3-carbaldehyde.

    PubMed

    Ishikawa, Yoshinobu

    2014-04-01

    In the title compound, C10H4Br2O3, the atoms of the 6,8-di-bromo-chromone unit are essentially coplanar [largest deviation from the mean planes = 0.1109 (3) Å] and the formyl group is twisted slightly with respect to the attached ring [C-C-C-O torsion angles = 11.5 (4) and -168.9 (3)°]. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked to each other through halogen bonds [Br⋯O = 3.118 (2) Å, C-Br⋯O = 162.37 (8) and C=O⋯Br = 140.20 (15)°]. The molecules are further assembled via π-π stacking interactions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.850 (2) Å].

  6. 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.

  7. 6-Chloro-8-nitro-4-oxo-4H-chromene-3-carbaldehyde.

    PubMed

    Ishikawa, Yoshinobu

    2014-05-01

    In the title compound, C10H4ClNO5, the non-H atoms of the 6-chloro-chromone unit are coplanar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.017 Å) with the largest deviation from the mean plane [0.031 (2) Å] being found for the C=O C atom. The nitro group (NO2) is inclined to the chromone unit mean plane by 13.3 (2) °. The formyl group is also twisted with respect to the attached ring [C-C-C-O torsion angles = 10.8 (4) and -171.8 (2)°]. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds forming slab-like networks lying parallel to (-301). The slabs are linked by π-π inter-actions involving the benzene rings of the chromone units [centroid-centroid distance = 3.770 (3) Å].

  8. (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

  9. Synthesis and bioactivities of 6,7,8-trimethoxy-N-aryl-4-aminoquinazoline derivatives.

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    Liu, Gang; Hu, De-Yu; Jin, Lin-Hong; Song, Bao-An; Yang, Song; Liu, Ping-Shen; Bhadury, Pinaki S; Ma, Yao; Luo, Hui; Zhou, Xian

    2007-10-15

    A series of 4-aminoquinazoline derivatives is prepared by the nucleophilic substitution reaction of 6,7,8-trimethoxy-4-chloroquinazoline and aryl amine. The structures of the compounds are confirmed by elemental analysis, IR, and (1)H NMR spectral data. The compounds are also evaluated for their ability to inhibit tumor cells PC3, A431, Bcap-37, and BGC823 by MTT assays. Among them, 6b and 6e are found as potent inhibitors, with IC(50) values ranging from 5.8 to 9.8microM, in vitro assay.

  10. 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

  11. 8 CFR 1236.4 - Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants... OF ALIENS ORDERED REMOVED Detention of Aliens Prior to Order of Removal § 1236.4 Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants. (a) Condition of classification. As a condition of classification and continued...

  12. 8 CFR 1236.4 - Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants... OF ALIENS ORDERED REMOVED Detention of Aliens Prior to Order of Removal § 1236.4 Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants. (a) Condition of classification. As a condition of classification and continued...

  13. 8 CFR 1236.4 - Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants... OF ALIENS ORDERED REMOVED Detention of Aliens Prior to Order of Removal § 1236.4 Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants. (a) Condition of classification. As a condition of classification and continued...

  14. 8 CFR 245a.16 - Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988. 245a.16 Section 245a.16 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Equity (LIFE) Act Legalization Provisions § 245a.16 Continuous physical presence from November 6,...

  15. 8 CFR 245a.16 - Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988. 245a.16 Section 245a.16 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Equity (LIFE) Act Legalization Provisions § 245a.16 Continuous physical presence from November 6,...

  16. 8 CFR 245a.16 - Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988. 245a.16 Section 245a.16 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Equity (LIFE) Act Legalization Provisions § 245a.16 Continuous physical presence from November 6,...

  17. 8 CFR 245a.16 - Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Continuous physical presence from November 6, 1986, through May 4, 1988. 245a.16 Section 245a.16 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Equity (LIFE) Act Legalization Provisions § 245a.16 Continuous physical presence from November 6,...

  18. 6,8-Di-iodo-4-oxo-4H-chromene-3-carbalde-hyde.

    PubMed

    Ishikawa, Yoshinobu

    2014-05-01

    The title compound, C10H4I2O3, is an iodinated 3-formyl-chromone derivative, and the atoms are essentially coplanar [r.m.s. deviation = 0.049 Å, largest deviation from the least-squares plane = 0.111 (9) Å for the CH(=O) C atom]. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked into a three-dimensional network through halogen bonds [I⋯O = 3.352 (5) and 3.405 (7) Å, C-I⋯O = 144.2 (3) and 154.5 (3)°, and C=O⋯I = 134.9 (6) and 146.0 (6)°], and π-π stacking inter-actions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.527 (6) Å].

  19. SF6 and C4F8 global kinetic models coupled to sheath models

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haidar, Yehya; Pateau, Amand; Rhallabi, Ahmed; Fernandez, Marie Claude; Mokrani, Arezki; Taher, Fadia; Roqueta, Fabrice; Boufnichel, Mohamed

    2014-12-01

    Global kinetic models combined with Monte Carlo sheath models are developed for SF6 and C4F8 plasma discharges for silicon etching under the Bosch process. In SF6 plasma, the dominant positive ions are SF_5+ , SF_4+ , SF_3+ and F+ while in C4F8 the dominant positive ions are CF_3+ and C_2F_3+ . The simulation results show that the electrical parameters, such as the electron density and electron temperature, clearly affect the sheath dynamics and consequently the ion energy distribution function evolutions. In this context, we showed the effects of the operating conditions, such as the pressure and the radiofrequency power, on the electron density and electron temperature evolutions as well as the reactive particle fluxes (neutral and positive ions) involved in the plasma surface interactions for etching/deposition under the Bosch process. Ion energy distribution functions obtained from SF6 and C4F8 plasmas are compared with each other as regards the electrical properties of their associated plasmas. The simulation results show that the bimodal peaks of ion energy distribution functions are wider for SF6 plasma than for C4F8 plasma due to the high sheath thickness of SF6 compared to that of C4F8. This is explained by the low electron density due to the high electronegativity of SF6 in comparison to that of C4F8. The simulations also reveal that the bimodal peak of the ion energy distribution function is wider when the ion mass is low.

  20. Diethyl 4,4'-(3,6-dioxaoctane-1,8-diyl-dioxy)dibenzoate.

    PubMed

    Ma, Zhen; Qin, Haisha; Lai, Gang; Fan, Jingjie

    2012-03-01

    The title compound, C(24)H(30)O(8), was obtained by reaction of ethyl 4-hy-droxy-benzoate with 1,2-dichloro-ethane. The mol-ecule occupies a crystallographic inversion center, with its central ethyl-ene bridge in an anti conformation. The other ethyl-ene bridge has a gauche conformation, with the corresponding O-C-C-O torsion angle being 74.2 (1)°. The benzene rings are almost coplanar with the adjacent eth-oxy-carbonyl groups, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.078 Å.

  1. A General Synthesis of 4-Substituted 6-(2-Imidazolinylamino)-5,8-dimethylquinolines.

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    Outt, Pamela E.; Ares, Jeffrey J.; Roberts, George E.; Wang, Xiaodong; Cupps, Thomas L.; Wireko, Fred C.

    1998-08-21

    A general synthesis of 4-substituted 6-(2-imidazolinylamino)-5,8-dimethylquinolines 1 has been developed. All new compounds were synthesized from a common intermediate, 5,8-dimethyl-6-nitro-4-quinolone 3, the structure of which was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. This methodology involved the conversion of 3 into either a 4-chloro- or 4-bromoquinoline followed by the introduction of various 4-substituents late in the synthetic sequence. Substituents introduced in this way include alkyl (18a), alkoxy (12a, 12b), halo (9, 12c, 16), cyano (18b), thioalkyl (12d), acetamido (14), carboxamido (19), and hydroxy (10). This work illustrates the utility of 4-haloquinoline intermediates in the general synthesis of 4-substituted quinolines.

  2. The function of LHCBM4/6/8 antenna proteins in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    PubMed Central

    Girolomoni, Laura; Ferrante, Paola; Berteotti, Silvia; Giuliano, Giovanni; Ballottari, Matteo

    2017-01-01

    Abstract In eukaryotic autotrophs, photosystems are composed of a core moiety, hosting charge separation and electron transport reactions, and an antenna system, enhancing light harvesting and photoprotection. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, the major antenna of PSII is a heterogeneous trimeric complex made up of LHCBM1–LHCBM9 subunits. Despite high similarity, specific functions have been reported for several members including LHCBM1, 2, 7, and 9. In this work, we analyzed the function of LHCBM4 and LHCBM6 gene products in vitro by synthesizing recombinant apoproteins from individual sequences and refolding them with pigments. Additionally, we characterized knock-down strains in vivo for LHCBM4/6/8 genes. We show that LHCBM4/6/8 subunits could be found as a component of PSII supercomplexes with different sizes, although the largest pool was free in the membranes and poorly connected to PSII. Impaired accumulation of LHCBM4/6/8 caused a decreased LHCII content per PSII and a reduction in the amplitude of state 1–state 2 transitions. In addition, the reduction of LHCBM4/6/8 subunits caused a significant reduction of the Non-photochemical quenching activity and in the level of photoprotection. PMID:28007953

  3. The function of LHCBM4/6/8 antenna proteins in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.

    PubMed

    Girolomoni, Laura; Ferrante, Paola; Berteotti, Silvia; Giuliano, Giovanni; Bassi, Roberto; Ballottari, Matteo

    2017-01-01

    In eukaryotic autotrophs, photosystems are composed of a core moiety, hosting charge separation and electron transport reactions, and an antenna system, enhancing light harvesting and photoprotection. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, the major antenna of PSII is a heterogeneous trimeric complex made up of LHCBM1-LHCBM9 subunits. Despite high similarity, specific functions have been reported for several members including LHCBM1, 2, 7, and 9. In this work, we analyzed the function of LHCBM4 and LHCBM6 gene products in vitro by synthesizing recombinant apoproteins from individual sequences and refolding them with pigments. Additionally, we characterized knock-down strains in vivo for LHCBM4/6/8 genes. We show that LHCBM4/6/8 subunits could be found as a component of PSII supercomplexes with different sizes, although the largest pool was free in the membranes and poorly connected to PSII. Impaired accumulation of LHCBM4/6/8 caused a decreased LHCII content per PSII and a reduction in the amplitude of state 1-state 2 transitions. In addition, the reduction of LHCBM4/6/8 subunits caused a significant reduction of the Non-photochemical quenching activity and in the level of photoprotection. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Experimental Biology.

  4. Several (4,4)- and (5,6,8)-connected lanthanide-organic frameworks: structures, luminescence and magnetic properties.

    PubMed

    Zhao, Xiao-Qing; Liu, Xu-Hui; Zhao, Bin

    2013-10-01

    A series of lanthanide-based organic frameworks with formulas of {[PrL(H2O)2]·2H2O}n () and {[Ln3L3(H2O)2]·2H2O}n (Ln = Eu (), Gd (), Tb (), Dy (), Ho (), Er (); H3L = 4-(carboxymethoxy)isophthalic acid), were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. It is the first time that 4-(carboxymethoxy)isophthalic acid is employed in producing lanthanide compounds. The seven compounds exhibit two types of structures with the decreasing radius of the lanthanide ions, representing the lanthanide contraction effect. Compound with the large Pr(3+) ion displays a 2D layered structure with a binodal (4,4)-connected topology with the Schläfli symbol of (3(3)6(3))2, whereas compounds with small Ln(3+) ions feature a 3D framework constructed from carboxyl groups with a (5,6,8)-connected topology with the Schläfli symbol of (3(2)4(4)5(4))·(3(4)4(4)5(4)6(3))·(3(4)4(8)5(6)6(9)8). The luminescence and magnetic properties were investigated, and the results indicate that the H3L ligand can sensitize the lanthanide luminescence in compounds , and and makes a contribution to the antiferromagnetic interactions in compound or the uncertain magnetic interactions in compounds . Additionally, the thermal analyses suggest the high thermal stability of compounds .

  5. The Synthesis of 4,6,8-Trimethylazulene: An Organic Laboratory Experiment.

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    Garst, Michael E.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    A two-stage synthesis of 4,6,8-trimethylazulene was developed for use in the undergraduate experiment, highlighting concepts not usually covered in the laboratory. The experiment requires purification procedures of chromatography and of sublimation and illustrates concepts of aromaticity, molecular orbital theory, and carbodium ion reactivity. (JN)

  6. Polarization observables in the elastic scattering of protons from {sup 4,6,8}He

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    Crespo, R.; Moro, A. M.

    2007-11-15

    We have calculated the p-{sup 4,6,8}He elastic scattering differential cross section and polarizations at 297 MeV using the Multiple Scattering expansion of the Optical potential (MSO) reaction scattering framework. The role of the core and valence neutrons contribution to the interaction in the description of the elastic scattering observables is analyzed.

  7. The Synthesis of 4,6,8-Trimethylazulene: An Organic Laboratory Experiment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garst, Michael E.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    A two-stage synthesis of 4,6,8-trimethylazulene was developed for use in the undergraduate experiment, highlighting concepts not usually covered in the laboratory. The experiment requires purification procedures of chromatography and of sublimation and illustrates concepts of aromaticity, molecular orbital theory, and carbodium ion reactivity. (JN)

  8. Hydrostatic Compression of 2,4,6,8,10,12 hexanitrohexaaza isowurtzitane (CL20) Co Crystals

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-12-01

    improved properties.1,2 Co-crystals are solid state materials comprising 2 (or more) molecular components that interact via noncovalent interactions...of the co-crystal’s stability to that of the individual components .6,7 However, other critical material properties such as the response of EM co...Hydrostatic Compression of 2,4,6,8,10,12- hexanitrohexaaza-isowurtzitane (CL20) Co-Crystals by DeCarlos Taylor Weapons and Materials

  9. 8 CFR 236.4 - Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants... of Aliens Prior to Order of Removal § 236.4 Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants. (a) Condition... section 101(a)(15)(S) of the Act, nonimmigrants in S classification must have executed Form I-854, Part B...

  10. 8 CFR 236.4 - Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants... of Aliens Prior to Order of Removal § 236.4 Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants. (a) Condition... section 101(a)(15)(S) of the Act, nonimmigrants in S classification must have executed Form I-854, Part B...

  11. 8 CFR 236.4 - Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 8 Aliens and Nationality 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants... of Aliens Prior to Order of Removal § 236.4 Removal of S-5, S-6, and S-7 nonimmigrants. (a) Condition... section 101(a)(15)(S) of the Act, nonimmigrants in S classification must have executed Form I-854, Part B...

  12. Nqrs Data for C8H6O4 (Subst. No. 1074)

    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 C8H6O4 (Subst. No. 1074)

  13. Energy-pooling collisions in cesium: 6PJ+6PJ-->6S+(nl=7P,6D,8S,4F)

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    Jabbour, Z. J.; Namiotka, R. K.; Huennekens, J.; Allegrini, M.; Milošević, S.; de Tomasi, F.

    1996-08-01

    We report experimental rate coefficients for the energy-pooling collisions Cs(6P1/2)+Cs(6P1/2)-->Cs(6S1/2)+Cs(nlJ') and Cs(6P3/2)+Cs(6P3/2)-->Cs(6S1/2)+Cs(nlJ') where nlJ'=7P1/2, 7P3/2, 6D3/2, 6D5/2, 8S1/2, 4F5/2, or 4F7/2. Atoms were excited to either the 6P1/2 or 6P3/2 state using a single-mode Ti:sapphire laser. The excited-atom density and spatial distribution were mapped by monitoring the absorption of a counterpropagating single-mode ring dye laser beam, tuned to either the 6P1/2-->8S1/2 or 6P3/2-->7D3/2,5/2 transitions, which could be translated parallel to the pump beam. Transmission factors, which describe the average probability that photons emitted within the fluorescence detection region can pass through the optically thick vapor without being absorbed, were calculated for all relevant transitions. Effective lifetimes of levels populated by energy-pooling collisions are modified by radiation trapping, and these factors were calculated using the Molisch theory. These calculated quantities have been combined with the measured excited-atom densities and fluorescence ratios to yield absolute energy-pooling rate coefficients. It was found that the rate for production, in all cases, is greatest for 6D, but that 1/2-1/2 collisions are significantly more efficient than 3/2-3/2 collisions for populating 7P. It was also found that 7P1/2 is populated two to three times more efficiently than 7P3/2 in 1/2-1/2 collisions, but that the 7P fine-structure levels are approximately equally populated in 3/2-3/2 collisions.

  14. A toxicological study of 5,6,7,8 tetrafluoro- 1,4-benzodioxin

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    London, J.E.

    1988-05-01

    The acute oral LD/sub 50/ values for 5,6,7,8 tetrafluro-1,4 benzodioxin for mice and rats are less than 5 gkg. According to classical guidelines, the material is considered slightly toxic in both species. The sensitization study in the guinea pig did not show the material to have potential sensitizing properties. Skin application studies on the rabbit demonstrated that it was cutaneously mildly irritating. This material was very mildly irritating in the rabbit eye application studies. 4 refs., 2 tabs.

  15. 2,4,6,8-Tetrachlorodibenzothiophene in the Newark Bay Estuary: the likely source and reaction pathways.

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    Parette, Robert; Pearson, Wendy N

    2014-09-01

    Historic industrial activity along the Newark Bay Estuary has resulted in pollution from a number of contaminants; one of which is 2,4,6,8-tetrachlorodibenzothiophene (2,4,6,8-TCDT), a unique chemical contaminant whose origins have not been adequately explained. This research demonstrates that the probable source of 2,4,6,8-TCDT was the chlorination of phenol produced via the sulfonation method. Thiophenol, the major impurity in this type of phenol, was likely converted to 2,4,6,8-TCDT through one or more pathways during the production of 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), or 2,4,6-trichlorophenol. From a mass balance standpoint, production of these chemicals at an industrial plant along the Passaic River could account for the 2,4,6,8-TCDT in the Newark Bay Estuary. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Disposition and excretion of 14C-AHTN (7-acetyl-1,1,3,4,4,6-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene) and 14c-hhcb (1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-cyclopenta-gamma-2-benzopyran) after intravenous administration to Sprague-Dawley rats and domestic pigs.

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    Api, Anne Marie; Ritacco, Gretchen; Sipes, I Glenn

    2013-07-01

    7-Acetyl-1,1,3,4,4,6-hexamethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene (AHTN ) and 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethylcyclopenta-gamma-2-benzopyran (HHCB) are polycyclic musks widely used as fragrance ingredients in consumer products. Because their metabolic fate following systemic exposure is not fully characterized, disposition and excretion of (14)C-AHTN- and (14)C-HHCB-derived radioactivity were studied in Sprague-Dawley rats and domestic pigs following a single intravenous dose. Rats administered with AHTN or HHCB excreted 21% or 28% of the radioactivity in urine and 67% or 61% in feces, respectively, within 7 days. In pigs administered AHTN or HHCB, 86% or 74% of the dose was excreted in the urine, and 12% or 15% in feces, respectively, during the 14-day collection period. Radioactivity in the whole blood and plasma of both species and tissues of rats declined steadily until the end of the study (28 days) for both the materials. Radioactivity in rat adipose tissue reached peak at 2 hours after dosing, decreasing steadily thereafter. Radioactivity in pig blood declined rapidly from 70 ng equivalents/g at 10 minutes to 1 ng equivalent/g or less by 28 days after administration of either AHTN or HHCB. Radioactivity in pig skin and adipose tissue decreased to below the limit of detection by 28 days for both the materials. Thin-layer chromatography showed multiple radioactive components in both species' urine after administration of either material. Components found in the urine of the 2 species were qualitatively similar but quantitatively different. Both AHTN and HHCB were completely metabolized and excreted. No unchanged parent compound was detected in rat or pig urine.

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

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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 C6H16I2N4O8 [C6H14N4O2·2(HIO3)] (Subst. No. 0932)

  18. 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.

  19. (1R,4R,6S,7R)-5,5-Di-bromo-1,4,8,8-tetra-methyl-tri-cyclo-[5.4.1.0(4,6)]dodecan-12-one.

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    Zaki, Mohamed; Benharref, Ahmed; Daran, Jean-Claude; Berraho, Moha

    2014-05-01

    The title compound, C16H24Br2O, was synthesized from the reaction of β-himachalene (3,5,5,9-tetra-methyl-2,4a,5,6,7,8-hexa-hydro-1H-benzo-cyclo-heptene), which was isolated from Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica). The asymmetric unit contains two independent mol-ecules with similar conformations. Each mol-ecule is built up from two fused seven-membered rings and an additional three-membered ring. In both mol-ecules, one of the seven-membered rings has a chair conformation, whereas the other displays a screw-boat conformation.

  20. 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.

  1. (1R,4R,6S,7S)-5,5-Di-chloro-1,4,8,8-tetra-methyl-tri-cyclo-[5.4.1(1,7).0(4,6)]dodecan-12-one.

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    Benharref, Ahmed; El Karroumi, Jamal; Daran, Jean-Claude; Berraho, Moha

    2013-10-26

    The title compound, C16H24Cl2O, was synthesized in three steps from β-himachalene (3,5,5,9-tetra-methyl-2,4a,5,6,7,8-hexa-hydro-1H-benzo-cyclo-heptene), which was isolated from essential oil of the Atlas cedar (cedrus atlantica). The asymmetric unit contains two independent mol-ecules with similar conformations. Each mol-ecule is built up from two fused seven-membered rings and an additional three-membered ring arising from the reaction of himachalene with di-chloro-carbene. The dihedral angles between the mean planes of the two seven-membered rings are 75.03 (9) and 75.02 (9)° in the two independent mol-ecules.

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

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    2003-09-01

    cytochrome P450 inhibitors) (6) and the metal chelator 2,2-dipyridyl did not show effective inhibition of the CL-20 biotransformation activity of the... functional cd1 nitrite reductase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Pseudomo- nas stutzeri. Protein Expr. Purif. 27:42–48. 3. Bhushan, B., A. Halasz, J. C...trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) by a rab- bit liver cytochrome P450 : insight into the mechanism of RDX biodegrada- tion by Rhodococcus sp. strain DN22. Appl

  3. Genomic characterization of G3P[6], G4P[6] and G4P[8] human rotaviruses from Wuhan, China: Evidence for interspecies transmission and reassortment events.

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    Zhou, Xuan; Wang, Yuan-Hong; Ghosh, Souvik; Tang, Wei-Feng; Pang, Bei-Bei; Liu, Man-Qing; Peng, Jin-Song; Zhou, Dun-Jin; Kobayashi, Nobumichi

    2015-07-01

    We report here the whole genomic analyses of two G4P[6] (RVA/Human-wt/CHN/E931/2008/G4P[6], RVA/Human-wt/CHN/R1954/2013/G4P[6]), one G3P[6] (RVA/Human-wt/CHN/R946/2006/G3P[6]) and one G4P[8] (RVA/Human-wt/CHN/E2484/2011/G4P[8]) group A rotavirus (RVA) strains detected in sporadic cases of diarrhea in humans in the city of Wuhan, China. All the four strains displayed a Wa-like genotype constellation. Strains E931 and R1954 shared a G4-P[6]-I1-R1-C1-M1-A8-N1-T1-E1-H1 constellation, whilst the 11 gene segments of strains R946 and E2484 were assigned to G3-P[6]-I1-R1-C1-M1-A1-N1-T1-E1-H1 and G4-P[8]-I1-R1-C1-M1-A1-N1-T1-E1-H1 genotypes, respectively. Phylogenetically, the VP7 gene of R946, NSP3 gene of E931, and 10 of 11 gene segments of E2484 (except for VP7 gene) belonged to lineages of human RVAs. On the other hand, based on available data, it was difficult to ascertain porcine or human origin of VP3 genes of strains E931 and R946, and NSP2 genes of strains R946 and R1954. The remaining genes of E2484, E931, R946 and R1954 were close to those of porcine RVAs from China, and/or porcine-like human RVAs. Taken together, our observations suggested that strain R1954 might have been derived from porcine RVAs, whilst strains R946 and E931 might be reassortants possessing human RVA-like gene segments on a porcine RVA genetic backbone. Strain E2484 might be derived from reassortment events involving acquisition of a porcine-like VP7 gene by a Wa-like human RVA strain. The present study provided important insights into zoonotic transmission and complex reassortment events involving human and porcine RVAs, reiterating the significance of whole-genomic analysis of RVA strains.

  4. Fragrance material review on 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)ethanone (OTNE).

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    Scognamiglio, J; Letizia, C S; Politano, V T; Api, A M

    2013-12-01

    A toxicologic and dermatologic review of 1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)ethanone (OTNE) when used as a fragrance ingredient is presented. OTNE is a member of the fragrance structural group Alkyl Cyclic Ketones. These fragrances can be described as being composed of an alkyl, R1, and various substituted and bicyclic saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbons, R2, in which one of the rings may include up to 12 carbons. Alternatively, R2 may be a carbon bridge of C2-C4 carbon chain length between the ketone and cyclic hydrocarbon. This review contains a detailed summary of all available toxicology and dermatology papers that are related to this individual fragrance ingredient and is not intended as a stand-alone document. Available data for OTNE were evaluated then summarized and includes physical properties, acute toxicity, skin irritation, mucous membrane (eye) irritation, skin sensitization, elicitation, phototoxicity, photoallergy, toxicokinetics, repeated dose, reproductive toxicity, and genotoxicity data. A safety assessment of the entire Alkyl Cyclic Ketones will be published simultaneously with this document; please refer to Belsito et al. (2013) for an overall assessment of the safe use of this material and all Alkyl Cyclic Ketones in fragrances. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Substitution of the terminal chloride ligands of [Re(6)S(8)Cl(6)](4-) with triethylphosphine: photophysical and electrochemical properties of a new series of [Re(6)S(8)](2+) based clusters.

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    Szczepura, Lisa F; Cedeño, David L; Johnson, Dean B; McDonald, Robert; Knott, Stanley A; Jeans, Kristen M; Durham, Jessica L

    2010-12-20

    A systematic substitution of the terminal chlorides coordinated to the hexanuclear cluster [Re(6)S(8)Cl(6)](4-) has been conducted. The following complexes: [Re(6)S(8)(PEt(3))Cl(5)](3-) (1), cis- (cis-2) and trans-[Re(6)S(8)(PEt(3))(2)Cl(4)](2-) (trans-2), mer- (mer-3) and fac-[Re(6)S(8)(PEt(3))(3)Cl(3)](-) (fac-3), and cis- (cis-4) and trans-[Re(6)S(8)(PEt(3))(4)Cl(2)] (trans-4) were synthesized and fully characterized. Compared to the substitution of the halide ligands of the related [Re(6)S(8)Br(6)](4-) and [Re(6)Se(8)I(6)](3-) clusters, the chloride ligands are slower to substitute which allowed us to prepare the first monophosphine cluster (1). In addition, the synthesis of fac-3 was optimized by using cis-2 as the starting material, which led to a significant increase in the overall yield of this isomer. Notably, we observed evidence of phosphine isomerization taking place during the preparation of the facial isomer; this was unexpected based on the relatively inert nature of the Re-P bond. The structures of Bu(4)N(+) salts of trans-2, mer-3, and fac-3 were determined using X-ray crystallography. All compounds display luminescent behavior. A study of the photophysical properties of these complexes includes measurement of the excited state lifetimes (which ranged from 4.1-7.1 μs), the emission quantum yields, the rates of radiative and non-radiative decay, and the rate of quenching with O(2). Quenching studies verify the triplet state nature of the excited state.

  6. Arbitrarily exhaustive hypergraph generation of 4-, 6-, 8-, 16-, and 32-dimensional quantum contextual sets

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    Pavičić, Mladen

    2017-06-01

    Quantum contextuality turns out to be a necessary resource for universal quantum computation and important in the field of quantum information processing. It is therefore of interest both for theoretical considerations and for experimental implementation to find new types and instances of contextual sets and develop methods of their optimal generation. We present an arbitrarily exhaustive hypergraph-based generation of the most explored contextual sets [Kochen-Specker (KS) ones] in 4, 6, 8, 16, and 32 dimensions. We consider and analyze 12 KS classes and obtain numerous properties of theirs, which we then compare with the results previously obtained in the literature. We generate several thousand additional types and instances of KS sets, including all KS sets in three of the classes and the upper part of a fourth set. We make use of the McKay-Megill-Pavičić (MMP) hypergraph language, algorithms, and programs to generate KS sets strictly following their definition from the Kochen-Specker theorem. This approach proves to be particularly advantageous over the parity-proof-based ones (which prevail in the literature) since it turns out that only a very few KS sets have a parity proof (in six KS classes <0.01% and in one of them 0%). MMP hypergraph formalism enables a translation of an exponentially complex task of solving systems of nonlinear equations, describing KS vector orthogonalities, into a statistically linearly complex task of evaluating vertex states of hypergraph edges, thus exponentially speeding up the generation of KS sets and enabling us to generate billions of novel instances of them. The MMP hypergraph notation also enables us to graphically represent KS sets and to visually discern their features.

  7. Proton radii of {sup 4,6,8}He isotopes from high-precision nucleon-nucleon interactions

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    Caurier, E.; Navratil, P.

    2006-02-15

    Recently, precision laser spectroscopy on {sup 6}He atoms determined accurately the isotope shift between {sup 4}He and {sup 6}He and, consequently, the charge radius of {sup 6}He. A similar experiment for {sup 8}He is under way. We have performed large-scale ab initio calculations for {sup 4,6,8}He isotopes using high-precision nucleon-nucleon (NN) interactions within the no-core shell model (NCSM) approach. With the CD-Bonn 2000 NN potential we found point-proton root-mean-square (rms) radii of {sup 4}He and {sup 6}He 1.45(1) fm and 1.89(4), respectively, in agreement with experiment and predict the {sup 8}He point-proton rms radius to be 1.88(6) fm. At the same time, our calculations show that the recently developed nonlocal INOY NN potential gives binding energies closer to experiment, but underestimates the charge radii.

  8. High antiallergic activity of 5,6,4'-trihydroxy-7,8,3'-trimethoxyflavone and 5,6-dihydroxy-7,8,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone from eau de cologne mint (Mentha×piperita citrata).

    PubMed

    Sato, Akihiko; Tamura, Hirotoshi

    2015-04-01

    The following compounds with higher antiallergic activities were isolated from eau de cologne mint leaves: 5,6,4'-trihydroxy-7,8-dimethoxyflavone (6), 5,6,4'-trihydroxy-7,8,3'-trimethoxyflavone (7), 5,6-dihydroxy-7,3',4'-trimethoxyflavone (8), 5,6-dihydroxy-7,8,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (9), and 5,6-dihydroxy-7,8,4'-trimethoxyflavone (10). The IC50 values of compounds 6-10 against RBL-2H3 cells were 6.7, 2.4, 5.6, 3.0, and 6.1μM. Compounds 7 and 9 (IC50 2.4μM and 3.0μM) had the highest antiallergic activities among the flavonoids previously reported. The amounts of 7, 9, and 10 isolated were fairly high, at 177.7mg/kg, 278.0mg/kg, and 179.7mg/kg in the mint, respectively. LD5 value (index of toxicity) and LD5/IC50 ratio of 7 and 9 indicate that the safety is greater than that of luteolin, a typical antiallergic substance. The extract containing powerful antiallergic flavones, 6-10 with higher hydrophobicity could be selectively separated from the extract containing luteolin and other flavonoid glycosides by partition with dichloromethane and water. Therefore, compounds 7 and 9 in mint, and the dichloromethane extract would be the most potent and preventive resources against type I allergy. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Rietveld refinement and ionic conductivity of Ca{sub 8.4}Bi{sub 1.6}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 1.8}

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    Tmar Trabelsi, I.; Madani, A.; Mercier, A.M.; Toumi, M.

    2013-01-15

    The structure of Ca{sub 8.4}Bi{sub 1.6}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 1.8}, isostructural with Fluoroapatite, was determined by X-ray powder diffraction methods. The results of Rietveld refinement revealed that the formula of this compound is [Ca{sub 4}]{sup 4f}[Ca{sub 4.4}Bi{sub 1.6}]{sup 6h}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}[O{sub 1.8}]{sup 2a}, space group P63/m (a=9.468 (3) A, c=6.957 (3) A). A total substitution of Bi{sup 3+} ions in the (6h) sites was related particularly to the high polarizability of the Bi{sup 3+} ion compared to Ca{sup 2+}. The observed frequencies in the Raman and infrared spectra were explained and discussed on the basis of unit-cell group analyses and in comparison with Fluoroapatite and other oxyapatites. The ionic conductivity over a wide range of temperature was investigated according to the complex impedance method. The highest overall conductivity values were found at {sigma}{sub 700 Degree-Sign C} =5.03 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -7} S cm{sup -1} and E{sub a}=0.50 eV. - Graphical abstract: The final Rietveld refinement plot of the Ca{sub 8.4}Bi{sub 1.6} (PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 1.8}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The Rietveld refinement revealed that the formula of this compound is Ca{sub 8.4}Bi{sub 1.6}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 1.8}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Vibrational spectroscopy supports the high symmetry P63/m space group for this apatite. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This apatite contained channels where oxygen ions were located in 2a sites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The possibility of anionic conduction along these channels was considered.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Density and Elasticity of Zr46Cu37.6Ag8.4Al8 Bulk Metallic Glass at High Pressure

    SciTech Connect

    W Liu; Q Zeng; Q Jiang; L Wang; B Li

    2011-12-31

    Compressional and shear wave velocities of Zr{sub 46}Cu{sub 37.6}Ag{sub 8.4}Al{sub 8} bulk metallic glass (BMG) have been measured up to 6.3 GPa at room temperature using ultrasonic interferometry in conjunction with synchrotron X-radiography. The densities at high pressures are uniquely determined using the measured velocities. The experimental results for the elastic moduli of Zr{sub 46}Cu{sub 37.6}Ag{sub 8.4}Al{sub 8} show a reasonable agreement with the Voigt-Reuss-Hill approximation of the element metal phases, indicating that the elastic properties of the BMG have a close correlation with its constituent components.

  13. Pioneer 6 through 8

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    Lozier, D.; Fimmel, R.

    1991-01-01

    The DSN (Deep Space Network) mission support requirements for Pioneer 6, 7 and 8 are summarized. The primary objective of these Pioneer missions is to collect scientific data relative to interplanetary phenomena within a range of approximately 0.8 to 1.2 astronomical units from the sun. Following orbital injection, each spacecraft was oriented with its spin axis normal to the ecliptic plane so that the high gain antenna pattern would be aligned with Earth's orbit. The mission objectives are outlined and the DSN support requirements are defined through the presentation of tables and narratives describing the spacecraft flight profiles; DSN support coverage; frequency assignments; support parameters for telemetry, command and support systems; and tracking support responsibility.

  14. Insulin-dependent cytoplasmic distribution of Rab4a in mouse adipocytes is inhibited by interleukin-6, -8, and -15.

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    Błaszczyk, Maciej; Gajewska, Małgorzata; Milewska, Marta; Grzelkowska-Kowalczyk, Katarzyna

    2017-04-01

    The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of interleukins, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-15, on insulin-mediated redistribution of Rab4a, an early endosome marker, in mouse 3T3-L1 adipocytes. The interleukins did not affect cell viability; however, cell number was slightly but significantly higher in cultures exposed to IL-8 and IL-15. IL-8 and IL-15 decreased lipid storage in adipocytes, whereas IL-6 had no effect. Rab4A showed cytoplasmic localization, and in control unstimulated adipocytes it was found primarily nearby nucleus, that was supported by cellular fluorescence distribution profile, and by calculated indices, that is, high percentage of near-nuclear area fluorescence and a low mean peripheral cytoplasmic fluorescence/mean near-nuclear fluorescence ratio. Insulin stimulation (100 nmol/l, 30 min) altered the cytoplasmic localization of Rab4a in control adipocytes, which was manifested by its redistribution towards plasma membrane. This effect of insulin was prevented in adipocytes exposed to IL-6, IL-8, or IL-15. We concluded that insulin-dependent Rab4a redistribution, probably reflecting stimulation of vesicle-mediated transport, is inhibited in adipocytes subjected to differentiation in the presence of IL-6, IL-8, or IL-15. Such alterations may be involved in the mechanisms contributing to development of insulin resistance associated with inflammation; however, further studies in this field are required. © 2017 International Federation for Cell Biology.

  15. The Electronegativity Analysis of c-C4F8 as a Potential Insulation Substitute of SF6

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    Zhao, Xiaoling; Jiao, Juntao; Li, Bing; Xiao, Dengming

    2016-03-01

    The density distributions related to gas electronegativity for c-C4F8 gas, including negative ion, electron number and electron energy densities in the discharge process, are derived theoretically in both plane-to-plane and point-to-plane electrode geometries. These calculations have been performed through the Boltzmann equation in the condition of a steady-state Townsend (SST) experiment and a fluid model in the condition of both uniform and non-uniform electric fields. The electronegativity coefficients a = n-/ne of c-C4F8 and SF6 are compared to further describe the electron affinity of c-C4F8. The result shows that c-C4F8 represents an obvious electron-attachment performance in the discharge process. However, c-C4F8 still has much weaker gas electronegativity than SF6, whose electronegativity coefficient is lower than that of SF6 by at least three orders of magnitude. supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51337006)

  16. Double Magnetic Relaxation and Magnetocaloric Effect in the {Mn9[W(CN)8]6(4,4'-dpds)4} Cluster-Based Network.

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    Konieczny, Piotr; Chorazy, Szymon; Pełka, Robert; Bednarek, Klaudia; Wasiutyński, Tadeusz; Baran, Stanisław; Sieklucka, Barbara; Podgajny, Robert

    2017-06-19

    Cyanide-bridged {Mn(II)9[W(V)(CN)8]6} clusters with the ground state spin SSG = 39/2 were connected by a 4,4'-dipyridyl disulfide (4,4'-dpds) linker into 2-D double-connected coordination layers of the I(0)O(2) type, {Mn(II)9(4,4'-dpds)4(MeOH)16[W(V)(CN)8]6}·12MeOH (1). The intercluster contacts are controlled by the bridging Mn(II)-(4,4'-dpds)-Mn(II) coordination modes and direct hydrogen bonds W-CN···HOMeOH-Mn in three crystallographic directions, with the vertex-to-vertex contact unprecedented in {Mn9W6}-based networks dominating over the typical edge-to-edge contacts. The resulting 3D supramolecular network of high-spin clusters was subjected to a thorough magnetic characterization in context of two critical issues. First, the intracluster W(V)-CN-Mn(II) exchange coupling and intercluster interaction were successfully modeled through the combination of dc measurements, Quantum Monte Carlo simulations, and mean-field calculations, yielding a reasonable Jap = -8.0 cm(-1), Jeq = -19.2 cm(-1) (related to apical and equatorial CN bridges, depending on the angle they form with the S4 axis of dodecahedral [W(CN)8](3-) units, respectively), and zJ' = 0.014 cm(-1) with the average gW = gMn = 2.0 parameter set. Continuing this approach, we simulated the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) and compared it to the experimental result of ΔS(max) = 7.31 J kg(-1) K(-1) for fields >5.0 T. Second, two relaxation processes were induced by a relatively weak magnetic field, Hdc = 500 Oe, at an Hac field frequency range of up to 10 kHz, which are related to dipole-dipole interactions between high-spin (39/2) moieties. The observed relaxation times significantly differ from each other, the slow process with τslow at tenths of a second being temperature independent and the faster process being 3-5 orders of magnitude faster with the effective energy barrier Δeff = 17.6 K. These dynamic properties are surprising, since the compound is made up of isotropic high-spin molecules.

  17. Do Children See the "Danger" in "Dangerous"? Grade 4, 6, and 8 Children's Reading of Morphologically Complex Words

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    Deacon, S. Helene; Whalen, Rachel; Kirby, John R.

    2011-01-01

    We examined whether Grade 4, 6, and 8 children access the base form when reading morphologically complex words. We asked children to read words varying systematically in the frequency of the surface and base forms and in the transparency of the base form. At all grade levels, children were faster at reading derived words with high rather than low…

  18. Seeing the "Harm" in "Harmed" and "Harmful": Morphological Processing by Children in Grades 4, 6, and 8

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    Deacon, S. Helene; Campbell, Emily; Tamminga, Meredith; Kirby, John

    2010-01-01

    This study examined morphological processing of inflected and derived words by children in Grades 4, 6, and 8. Participants were shown root forms and inflected, derived, and orthographic control items (e.g., "harm", "harmed", "harmful", or "harmony"), followed by a fragment completion task (e.g., completing "h a_ _"). Participants were equally…

  19. Do Children See the "Danger" in "Dangerous"? Grade 4, 6, and 8 Children's Reading of Morphologically Complex Words

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    Deacon, S. Helene; Whalen, Rachel; Kirby, John R.

    2011-01-01

    We examined whether Grade 4, 6, and 8 children access the base form when reading morphologically complex words. We asked children to read words varying systematically in the frequency of the surface and base forms and in the transparency of the base form. At all grade levels, children were faster at reading derived words with high rather than low…

  20. Seeing the "Harm" in "Harmed" and "Harmful": Morphological Processing by Children in Grades 4, 6, and 8

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    Deacon, S. Helene; Campbell, Emily; Tamminga, Meredith; Kirby, John

    2010-01-01

    This study examined morphological processing of inflected and derived words by children in Grades 4, 6, and 8. Participants were shown root forms and inflected, derived, and orthographic control items (e.g., "harm", "harmed", "harmful", or "harmony"), followed by a fragment completion task (e.g., completing "h a_ _"). Participants were equally…

  1. Diethyl 4,4′-(3,6-dioxaoctane-1,8-diyl­dioxy)dibenzoate

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    Ma, Zhen; Qin, Haisha; Lai, Gang; Fan, Jingjie

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C24H30O8, was obtained by reaction of ethyl 4-hy­droxy­benzoate with 1,2-dichloro­ethane. The mol­ecule occupies a crystallographic inversion center, with its central ethyl­ene bridge in an anti conformation. The other ethyl­ene bridge has a gauche conformation, with the corresponding O—C—C—O torsion angle being 74.2 (1)°. The benzene rings are almost coplanar with the adjacent eth­oxy­carbonyl groups, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.078 Å. PMID:22412598

  2. 8.1.6.4 Sodalite, cancrinite, and leifite groups of silicates

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    Burzo, E.

    This document is part of Subvolume I6 'Tectosilicates', Part α of Volume 27 'Magnetic Properties of Non-Metallic Inorganic Compounds Based on Transition Elements' of Landolt-Börnstein Group III 'Condensed Matter'.

  3. 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)

  4. Cluster Chemistry in Electron-Poor Ae-Pt-Cd Systems (Ae=Ca, Sr, Ba): (Sr,Ba)Pt2Cd4, Ca6Pt8Cd16, and Its Known Antitype Er6Pd16Sb8

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    Samal, Saroj L.; Gulo, Fakhili; Corbett, John D.

    2013-02-18

    Three new ternary polar intermetallic compounds, cubic Ca6Pt8Cd16, and tetragonal (Sr, Ba)Pt2Cd4 have been discovered during explorations of the Ae–Pt–Cd systems. Cubic Ca6Pt8Cd16 (Fm-3m, Z = 4, a = 13.513(1) Å) contains a 3D array of separate Cd8 tetrahedral stars (TS) that are both face capped along the axes and diagonally bridged by Pt atoms to generate the 3D anionic network Cd8[Pt(1)]6/2[Pt(2)]4/8. The complementary cationic surface of the cell consists of a face-centered cube of Pt(3)@Ca6 octahedra. This structure is an ordered ternary variant of Sc11Ir4 (Sc6Ir8Sc16), a stuffed version of the close relative Na6Au7Cd16, and a network inverse of the recent Er6Sb8Pd16 (compare Ca6Pt8Cd16). The three groups of elements each occur in only one structural version. The new AePt2Cd4, Ae = Sr, Ba, are tetragonal (P42/mnm,Z = 2, a ≈ 8.30 Å, c ≈ 4.47 Å) and contain chains of edge-sharing Cd4 tetrahedra along c that are bridged by four-bonded Ba/Sr. LMTO-ASA and ICOHP calculation results and comparisons show that the major bonding (Hamilton) populations in Ca6Pt8Cd16 and Er6Sb8Pd16 come from polar Pt–Cd and Pd–Sb interactions, that Pt exhibits larger relativistic contributions than Pd, that characteristic size and orbital differences are most evident for Sb 5s, Pt8, and Pd16, and that some terms remain incomparable, Ca–Cd versus Er–Pd.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Crystal structure of the co-crystalline adduct 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo-[4.4.1.1(3,8)]dodecane (TATD)-4-bromo-phenol (1/2).

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    Rivera, Augusto; Uribe, Juan Manuel; Rojas, Jicli José; Ríos-Motta, Jaime; Bolte, Michael

    2015-05-01

    The structure of the 1:2 co-crystalline adduct C8H16N4·2C6H5BrO, (I), from the solid-state reaction of 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo-[4.4.1.1(3,8)]dodecane (TATD) and 4-bromo-phenol, has been determined. The asymmetric unit of the title co-crystalline adduct comprises a half mol-ecule of aminal cage polyamine plus a 4-bromo-phenol mol-ecule. A twofold rotation axis generates the other half of the adduct. The primary inter-species association in the title compound is through two inter-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds. In the crystal, the adducts are linked by weak non-conventional C-H⋯O and C-H⋯Br hydrogen bonds, giving a two-dimensional supra-molecular structure parallel to the bc plane.

  9. The thermodynamic properties of 4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexahydropyrene

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    Chirico, R.D.; Knipmeyer, S.E.; Nguyen, A.; Smith, N.K.; Steele, W.V.

    1992-12-01

    Measurements leading to the calculation of the ideal-gas thermodynamic properties are reported for 4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexahydropyrene. Experimental methods included combustion calorimetry, adiabatic heat-capacity calorimetry, vibrating-tube densitometry, comparative ebulliometry, inclined-piston gauge manometry, and differential-scanning calorimetry (d.s.c.). Critical properties were estimated for both materials based on the measurement results. Entropies, enthalpies, and Gibbs energies of formation were derived for the ideal gases for selected temperatures between 380 K and 700 K. The property-measurement results reported here for 4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexahydropyrene are the first for these important intermediates in the pyrene/H{sub 2} hydrogenation reaction network.

  10. Antibiotic activity and absolute configuation of 8S-heptadeca-2(Z),9(Z)-diene-4,6-diyne-1,8-diol from Bupleurum salicifolium.

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    Estevez-Braun, A; Estevez-Reyes, R; Moujir, L M; Ravelo, A G; Gonzalez, A G

    1994-08-01

    A polyacetylene has been isolated from Bupleurum salicifolium. Its structure and absolute configuration were determined to be 8S-heptadeca-2(Z),9(Z)-diene-4,6-diyne-1,8-diol [1] by means of 1H- and 13C-nmr spectroscopic studies, including 1H-13C heteronuclear correlation (HMQC) and long-range correlation spectra with inverse detection (HMBC). Its absolute configuration was determined by application of the Horeau method. This compound exhibited significant antibiotic activity against the Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. Also isolated during this investigation were the known compounds; betulin, herniarin, 6,7,8-trimethoxycoumarin, p-hydroxyphenethyl alcohol, pluviatolide, guamaroline, bursehernin, guayadequiol, kaerophyllin, and matairesinol dimethyl ether.

  11. 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.

  12. Silicon etch using SF{sub 6}/C{sub 4}F{sub 8}/Ar gas mixtures

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    Bates, Robert L.; Stephan Thamban, P. L.; Goeckner, Matthew J.; Overzet, Lawrence J.

    2014-07-01

    While plasmas using mixtures of SF{sub 6}, C{sub 4}F{sub 8}, and Ar are widely used in deep silicon etching, very few studies have linked the discharge parameters to etching results. The authors form such linkages in this report. The authors measured the optical emission intensities of lines from Ar, F, S, SF{sub x}, CF{sub 2}, C{sub 2}, C{sub 3}, and CS as a function of the percentage C{sub 4}F{sub 8} in the gas flow, the total gas flow rate, and the bias power. In addition, the ion current density and electron temperature were measured using a floating Langmuir probe. For comparison, trenches were etched of various widths and the trench profiles (etch depth, undercut) were measured. The addition of C{sub 4}F{sub 8} to an SF{sub 6}/Ar plasma acts to reduce the availability of F as well as increase the deposition of passivation film. Sulfur combines with carbon in the plasma efficiently to create a large optical emission of CS and suppress optical emissions from C{sub 2} and C{sub 3}. At low fractional flows of C{sub 4}F{sub 8}, the etch process appears to be controlled by the ion flux more so than by the F density. At large C{sub 4}F{sub 8} fractional flows, the etch process appears to be controlled more by the F density than by the ion flux or deposition rate of passivation film. CF{sub 2} and C{sub 2} do not appear to cause deposition from the plasma, but CS and other carbon containing molecules as well as ions do.

  13. 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

  14. Design of Mach-4 and Mach-6 Nozzles for the NASA LaRC 8-Ft High Temperature Tunnel

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    Gaffney, Richard L., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    The aerodynamic contours for two new nozzles have been designed for the NASA Langley Research Center 8-Foot High Temperature Tunnel. The new Mach-4 and Mach-6 contours have 54.5-inch exit-diameters allowing for testing at high dynamic pressures. The Mach-4 nozzle will extend the test capability of the facility and allow turbine-based combined-cycle propulsion systems to be tested at conditions appropriate for the transition from the turbine to the scramjet flowpath. The Mach-6 nozzle will serve a dual purpose; to provide a Mach-6 test capability at high dynamic pressure and to be used in conjunction with an existing mixer section for testing at lower enthalpy conditions. This second use will extend the life of the existing Mach-7 nozzle which has been used for this purpose. The two new nozzles, in conjunction with existing nozzles, will allow for testing at Mach numbers of 3, 4, 5 and 6 at high dynamic pressures, and Mach 4, 5 and 7 at lower dynamic pressures but larger scales.

  15. 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.

  16. Selective detection of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol based on a fluorescent nanoscale bis(8-hydroxyquinoline) metal complex.

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    Lv, Xiao-Jun; Qi, Liang; Gao, Xiang-Yu; Wang, Huan; Huo, Yuan; Zhang, Zhi-Qi

    2016-04-01

    The reliable and accurate detection of explosives such as 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP) and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is in high demand for homeland security and public safety. Although extremely high sensitivity towards TNT has been demonstrated, detection of TNP remains a challenge. In this work, a fluorescent nanoscale complex composed of bis(8-hydroxyquinoline) and Al(3+) ions has been prepared, characterized and applied in detection of TNP. This complex exhibits the ability to sense the nitro explosive TNP via a fluorescence quenching mechanism with high selectivity. A simple paper test system for the rapid monitoring of TNP was also investigated. The results show that Bhq-Al is a quite ideal sensing material for trace-level detection of TNP. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. 6-Chloro-8-methyl-4H-3,1-benzoxazine-2,4(1H)-dione

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    Zhou, Yan-Ling; Wang, Hua; Zhao, Min

    2010-01-01

    The two mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C9H6ClNO3, are nearly planar, with r.m.s. deviations of 0.034 and 0.037 Å. The crystal structure is stabilized by two weak inter­molecular N—H⋯O inter­actions. PMID:21579176

  18. Design, synthesis and anticonvulsant activity of some new 6,8-halo-substituted-2h-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indole-3(5h)-one/-thione and 6,8-halo-substituted 5-methyl-2h-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indol-3(5h)-one/-thione

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    Kumar, Rajeev; Singh, Tejendra; Singh, Hariram; Jain, Sandeep; Roy, R. K.

    2014-01-01

    A new series of 6,8-halo-substituted-2H-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indole-3(5H)-one/-thione and 6,8-halo-substituted 5-methyl-2H-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indol-3(5H)-one/-thione (5a-5l) were designed and synthesized keeping in view of the structural requirement of pharmacophore. The above compounds were characterized by thin layer chromatography and spectral analysis. Anticonvulsant activity of the synthesized compounds was evaluated by the maximal electroshock (MES) test. Neurotoxicity and CNS depressant effects were evaluated by the rotarod motor impairment and Porsolt’s force swim tests, respectively. A computational study was carried out, for calculation of pharmacophore pattern, prediction of pharmacokinetic properties and toxicity properties. The above study revealed that the compounds 8-chloro-2H-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indol-3(5H)-one (5e), 6,8-dibromo-2H-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indol-3(5H)-one (5i) and 6,8-dibromo-5-methyl-2H-[1,2,4]triazino[5,6-b]indol-3(5H)-one (5k) possess excellent anticonvulsant activity in the series with little CNS depressant effect and no neurotoxicity as compared to standard drugs phenytoin and carbamazepine. PMID:26417257

  19. A role for T3+4-6-8- transitional thymocytes in the differentiation of mature and functional T cells from human prothymocytes.

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

    1986-01-01

    In vivo, immunocompetent T lymphocytes are only detected late in ontogeny, among mature thymocytes expressing either T4 (L3T4 in mouse) or T8 (Lyt-2) surface glycoproteins. We have previously shown, however, that there are functional precursors among T3+4-6-8- human thymocytes in vivo. Here we report on the in vitro differentiation of prothymocytes into T3+4-6-8- and mature T cells. T11+3-4-6-8- prothymocytes (0.5% of total thymocytes, greater than 98% pure) were obtained after treatment of thymocytes with OKT3 (T3), OKT4A (T4), Na1/34 (T6), and B9.4 (T8) monoclonal antibodies plus complement. During culture, the prothymocyte precursors acquire first T3 and then either T4 or T8, but not T6. The largest subpopulation in the thymus, T4+6+8+ cells, are not detected among the in vitro T-cell precursors. During culture, the precursors acquire cytolytic activity as soon as they express either the T3+4-6-8- or the mature (T3+4+8- or T3+4-8+) phenotypes. We suggest that T3+4-6-8- cells are a productive, transitional stage in T-lymphocyte development. PMID:3092222

  20. 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.

  1. Anticonvulsant Profiles of Certain New 6-Aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro-[4.5]decane-8,10-diones and 1-Aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,5-diones

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    Aboul-Enein, Mohamed N.; El-Azzouny, Aida A.; Attia, Mohamed I.; Maklad, Yousreya A.; Aboutabl, Mona E.; Ragab, Fatma; El-Hamid, Walaa H. A. Abd

    2014-01-01

    Synthesis and anticonvulsant potential of certain new 6-aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro[4.5]decane-8,10-diones (6a–l) and 1-aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,5-diones (6m–x) are reported. The intermediates 1-[(aryl)(cyanomethyl)amino]cycloalkanecarboxamides (3a–f) were prepared via adopting Strecker synthesis on the proper cycloalkanone followed by partial hydrolysis of the obtained nitrile functionality and subsequent N-cyanomethylation. Compounds 3a–f were subjected to complete nitrile hydrolysis to give the respective carboxylic acid derivatives 4a–f which were cyclized under mild conditions to give the spiro compounds 5a–f. Ultimately, compounds 5a–f were alkylated or aralkylated to give the target compounds 6a–i and 6m–u. On the other hand, compounds 6j–l and 6v–x were synthesized from the intermediates 5a–f through alkylation, dehydration and finally tetrazole ring formation. Anticonvulsant screening of the target compounds 6a–x revealed that compound 6g showed an ED50 of 0.0043 mmol/kg in the scPTZ screen, being about 14 and 214 fold more potent than the reference drugs, Phenobarbital (ED50 = 0.06 mmol/kg) and Ethosuximide (ED50 = 0.92 mmol/kg), respectively. Compound 6e exhibited an ED50 of 0.019 mmol/kg, being about 1.8 fold more potent than that of the reference drug, Diphenylhydantoin (ED50 = 0.034 mmol/kg) in the MES screen. Interestingly, all the test compounds 6a–x did not show any minimal motor impairment at the maximum administered dose in the neurotoxicity screen. PMID:25250910

  2. Anticonvulsant profiles of certain new 6-aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro-[4.5]decane-8,10-diones and 1-aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,5-diones.

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    Aboul-Enein, Mohamed N; El-Azzouny, Aida A; Attia, Mohamed I; Maklad, Yousreya A; Aboutabl, Mona E; Ragab, Fatma; Abd El-Hamid, Walaa H A

    2014-09-23

    Synthesis and anticonvulsant potential of certain new 6-aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro[4.5]decane-8,10-diones (6a-l) and 1-aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5] undecane-3,5-diones (6m-x) are reported. The intermediates 1-[(aryl)(cyanomethyl)amino] cycloalkanecarboxamides (3a-f) were prepared via adopting Strecker synthesis on the proper cycloalkanone followed by partial hydrolysis of the obtained nitrile functionality and subsequent N-cyanomethylation. Compounds 3a-f were subjected to complete nitrile hydrolysis to give the respective carboxylic acid derivatives 4a-f which were cyclized under mild conditions to give the spiro compounds 5a-f. Ultimately, compounds 5a-f were alkylated or aralkylated to give the target compounds 6a-i and 6m-u. On the other hand, compounds 6j-l and 6v-x were synthesized from the intermediates 5a-f through alkylation, dehydration and finally tetrazole ring formation. Anticonvulsant screening of the target compounds 6a-x revealed that compound 6g showed an ED50 of 0.0043 mmol/kg in the scPTZ screen, being about 14 and 214 fold more potent than the reference drugs, Phenobarbital (ED50 = 0.06 mmol/kg) and Ethosuximide (ED50 = 0.92 mmol/kg), respectively. Compound 6e exhibited an ED50 of 0.019 mmol/kg, being about 1.8 fold more potent than that of the reference drug, Diphenylhydantoin (ED50 = 0.034 mmol/kg) in the MES screen. Interestingly, all the test compounds 6a-x did not show any minimal motor impairment at the maximum administered dose in the neurotoxicity screen.

  3. Disposition of acetaminophen at 4, 6, and 8 g/day for 3 days in healthy young adults.

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    Gelotte, C K; Auiler, J F; Lynch, J M; Temple, A R; Slattery, J T

    2007-06-01

    The objective of this study was to determine the disposition and tolerability of 1, 1.5, and 2 g acetaminophen every 6 h for 3 days. Group I healthy adults received acetaminophen (4 then 6 g/day) or placebo; Group II received acetaminophen (4 then 8 g/day) or placebo. Acetaminophen and metabolites were measured in plasma and urine. Hepatic aminotransferases were measured daily. At steady state, acetaminophen concentrations were surprisingly lower than predicted from single-dose data, although sulfate formation clearance (fCL) was lower as expected, indicating cofactor depletion with possible sulfotransferase saturation. In contrast, glucuronide fCL was unexpectedly higher, strongly suggesting glucuronosyltransferase induction. This is the first evidence that acetaminophen induces its own glucuronidation. No dose-dependent differences were detected in fCL of thiol metabolites formed via cytochrome P4502E1. Hepatic aminotransferases stayed within reference ranges, and the incidence and frequency of adverse events were similar for acetaminophen and placebo. Although dose-dependence of acetaminophen disposition was reported previously, this study shows a novel finding of time-dependent disposition during repeated dosing. Unexpected increases in glucuronide fCL more than offset decreases in sulfate fCL, thus increasing acetaminophen clearance overall. Thiol metabolite fCL remained constant up to 8 g/day. These findings have important implications in short-term (3 day) tolerability of supratherapeutic acetaminophen doses in healthy adults.

  4. Crystal structure of the co-crystalline adduct 1,3,6,8-tetra­aza­tri­cyclo­[4.4.1.13,8]dodecane (TATD)–4-bromo­phenol (1/2)

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    Rivera, Augusto; Uribe, Juan Manuel; Rojas, Jicli José; Ríos-Motta, Jaime; Bolte, Michael

    2015-01-01

    The structure of the 1:2 co-crystalline adduct C8H16N4·2C6H5BrO, (I), from the solid-state reaction of 1,3,6,8-tetra­aza­tri­cyclo­[4.4.1.13,8]dodecane (TATD) and 4-bromo­phenol, has been determined. The asymmetric unit of the title co-crystalline adduct comprises a half mol­ecule of aminal cage polyamine plus a 4-bromo­phenol mol­ecule. A twofold rotation axis generates the other half of the adduct. The primary inter-species association in the title compound is through two inter­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. In the crystal, the adducts are linked by weak non-conventional C—H⋯O and C—H⋯Br hydrogen bonds, giving a two-dimensional supra­molecular structure parallel to the bc plane. PMID:25995856

  5. 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.

  6. Validating Geant4 Versions 7.1 and 8.3 Against 6.1 for BaBar

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    Banerjee, Swagato; Brown, David N.; Chen, Chunhui; Cote, David; Dubois-Felsmann, Gregory P.; Gaponenko, Igor; Kim, Peter C.; Lockman, William S.; Neal, Homer A.; Simi, Gabriele; Telnov, Alexandre V.; Wright, Dennis H.; /SLAC

    2011-11-08

    Since 2005 and 2006, respectively, Geant4 versions 7.1 and 8.3 have been available, providing: improvements in modeling of multiple scattering; corrections to muon ionization and improved MIP signature; widening of the core of electromagnetic shower shape profiles; newer implementation of elastic scattering for hadronic processes; detailed implementation of Bertini cascade model for kaons and lambdas, and updated hadronic cross-sections from calorimeter beam tests. The effects of these changes in simulation are studied in terms of closer agreement of simulation using Geant4 versions 7.1 and 8.3 as compared to Geant4 version 6.1 with respect to data distributions of: the hit residuals of tracks in BABAR silicon vertex tracker; the photon and K{sub L}{sup 0} shower shapes in the electromagnetic calorimeter; the ratio of energy deposited in the electromagnetic calorimeter and the flux return of the magnet instrumented with a muon detection system composed of resistive plate chambers and limited-streamer tubes; and the muon identification efficiency in the muon detector system of the BABAR detector.

  7. Comprehensive study of hexarhenium cluster complex Na4[{Re6Te8}(CN)6] - In terms of a new promising luminescent and X-ray contrast agent.

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    Krasilnikova, Anna A; Solovieva, Anastasiya O; Ivanov, Anton A; Trifonova, Kristina E; Pozmogova, Tatiana N; Tsygankova, Alphiya R; Smolentsev, Anton I; Kretov, Evgeniy I; Sergeevichev, David S; Shestopalov, Michael A; Mironov, Yuri V; Shestopalov, Alexander M; Poveshchenko, Alexander F; Shestopalova, Lidiya V

    2017-02-01

    Octahedral rhenium cluster complexes may have considerable potential as therapeutic and diagnostic drugs due to their luminescent and X-ray contrast properties, as well as their ability to generate singlet oxygen upon photoirradiation. However, their potential biological effects and toxicity in vitro and in vivo are rather far from being understood. Thus, the aim of our research was to study cytotoxicity, intracellular localization and cellular uptake/elimination kinetics in vitro, biodistribution and acute intravenous toxicity in vivo of a complex Na4[{Re6Te8}(CN)6] as the promising compound for biomedical application. The results have demonstrated that the complex penetrates through cell membranes with the maximum accumulation in cells in 24h of incubation and have low toxic effects in vitro and in vivo. The median lethal dose (LD50) of intravenously administrated Na4[{Re6Te8}(CN)6] is equal to 1082±83mg/kg. These findings will be useful for future development of cluster-based agents for different biomedical applications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy: methods for children in grades 4 to 6 (8 to 12 years).

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    Longmuir, Patricia E; Boyer, Charles; Lloyd, Meghann; Yang, Yan; Boiarskaia, Elena; Zhu, Weimo; Tremblay, Mark S

    2015-08-11

    Physical literacy is described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and engage in a physically active lifestyle. As such, it is expected that those who have greater physical literacy would be more likely to obtain the health benefits offered by habitual physical activity. A theoretical model and assessment battery, the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL), for the assessment of childhood physical literacy had been proposed in theory but validity data were lacking. The purpose of this study was to explore validity evidence for the CAPL among children in grades 4 to 6. CAPL validity was evaluated through three analyses that utilized cross-sectional data obtained through local schools in Eastern Ontario, Canada. A confirmatory factor analysis compared the data to the theoretical model. Patterns of association between self-reported age and gender and the CAPL total and domain scores were examined using regression models. Teacher ratings of participants' knowledge, attitude and physical activity competence were compared to assessment results. The CAPL was completed by 963 children (55 % female) in grades 4, 5 and 6. Children were 8 to 12 years of age (mean 10.1 years), with 85 % of children approached agreeing to participate. A confirmatory factor analysis using data from 489 children with complete raw scores supported a model with four domains: engagement in physical activity (active and sedentary), physical competence (fitness and motor skill), motivation and confidence, and knowledge and understanding. Raw domain scores followed expected patterns for age and gender, providing evidence for their validity. Interpretive categories, developed from age and gender adjusted normative data, were not associated with age indicating that the CAPL is suitable for use across this age range. Children's gender was associated with the physical competence, motivation and engagement in physical activity domain scores

  11. Synthesis and spectral characteristics of Sr 2Y 8(SiO 4) 6O 2: Eu polycrystals

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    Zuev, M. G.; Кarpov, A. M.; Shkvarin, А. S.

    2011-01-01

    Spectral-luminescent characteristics of Sr 2Y 8(SiO 4) 6O 2: Eu powder crystal phosphor with the apatite structure and high-intensity luminescence of Eu 3+ ions have been studied. The charge state of europium in the samples has been characterized by means of X-ray L 3-adsorption spectroscopy. It was established that Eu 3+ forms two types of optical centers. Besides, luminescence of Eu 2+ions was found. Reduction Eu 3+→Eu 2+ was considered, which may be due to VSr∥ vacancy formation in the 4 f crystal lattice position and to negative charge transfer by this vacancy to two EuY3+ ions. Thus, in the silicate lattice there exist inhomogeneously distributed oxygen-deficient centers, which are responsible for nonradiative transfer of excitation energy to Eu 3+ and Eu 2+ ions. To study electron-vibrational interactions in the crystal phosphor samples, their IR and Raman spectra were examined. In the luminescence spectrum of Eu 2+, a series of low-intensity bands caused by interaction of the 4 f65 d state of Eu 2+ with silicate lattice vibrations was observed.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Encapsulation Influence on EPR Parameters of Spin-Labels: 2,2,6,6-Tetramethyl-4-methoxypiperidine-1-oxyl in Cucurbit[8]uril.

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    Rinkevicius, Zilvinas; Frecuş, Bogdan; Murugan, N Arul; Vahtras, Olav; Kongsted, Jacob; Ågren, Hans

    2012-01-10

    Encapsulation of a nitroxide spin label into a host cavity can prolong the lifetime of the spin label in biological tissues and other environments. Although such paramagnetic supramolecular complexes have been extensively studied experimentally, there is yet little understanding of the role of the encapsulation on the magnetic properties of the spin labels and their performance at the atomistic level. In this work, we approach this problem by modeling encapsulation induced changes of the magnetic properties of spin labels for a prototypical paramagnetic guest-host complex, 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-methoxypiperidine-1-oxyl, enclosed in the hydrophobic cavity of cucurbit[8]uril, using state-of-the-art hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics methodology. The results allow a decomposition of the encapsulation shift of the electronic g-tensor and the nitrogen isotropic hyperfine coupling constant of nitroxide radical into a set of distinct contributions associated with the host cavity confinement and with changes of the local solvent environment of the spin label upon encapsulation. It is found that the hydrophobic cavity of cucurbit[8]uril only weakly influences the electronic g-tensor of the 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-methoxypiperidine-1-oxyl but induces a significant encapsulation shift of the nitrogen hyperfine coupling constant. The latter is caused by the change of topology of the hydrogen bonding network and the nature of the hydrogen bonds around the spin label induced by the hydrophobic cavity of the inclusion host. This indirect effect is found to be more important than the direct influence of the cavity exerted on the radical. The ramification of this finding for the use of approximate methods for computing electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of spin labels and for designing optimal spin labels based on guest-host templates is discussed.

  15. Elevated Temperature Deformation of Fe-39.8Al and Fe-15.6Mn-39.4Al

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    Whittenberger, J. Daniel

    2004-01-01

    The elevated temperature compressive properties of binary Fe-39.8 at % Al and Fe-15.6Mn-39.4Al have been measured between 1000 and 1300 K at strain rates between 10(exp 7) and 10(exp 3)/ s. Although the Mn addition to iron aluminide did not change the basic deformation characteristics, the Mn-modified alloy was slightly weaker. In the regime where deformation of FeAl occurs by a high stress exponent mechanism (n = 6), strength increases as the grain size decreases at least for diameters between approx. 200 and approx. 10 microns. Due to the limitation in the grain size-flow stress-temperature-strain rate database, the influence of further reductions of the grain size on strength is uncertain. Based on the appearance of subgrains in deformed iron aluminide, the comparison of grain diameters to expected subgrain sizes, and the grain size exponent and stress exponent calculated from deformation experiments, it is believed that grain size strengthening is the result of an artificial limitation on subgrain size as proposed by Sherby, Klundt and Miller.

  16. Disposition of 1,4,6,8-tetramethyl-furoquinolinone in normal and ascitic tumor bearing mice.

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    Bevilacqua, Rita; Baccichetti, Francarosa; Gaion, Rosa Maria; Guiotto, Adriano

    2006-01-01

    1,4,6,8-Tetramethyl-2H-furo[2,3h]quinolin-2-one (FQ) belongs to a series of furocoumarin isosters, designed to obtain new drugs for photochemotherapy. The objective of this study was to characterize the disposition of orally administered 3H-FQ in normal and ascitic tumor bearing mice and to evaluate the influence of UVA irradiation in control mice. This compound was rapidly absorbed and its decay in serum was biphasic. Binding to serum proteins, which was maximum at 30 min (74 %), time-dependently declined. FQ was distributed to all the studied tissues, primarily to the liver and kidneys. The administered radioactivity was excreted mostly in the urine (43 %) and was associated with polar metabolites. The unchanged compound was not present to any detectable extent in the urine. Elimination in the faeces, that may include FQ not absorbed, was low (14 % of administered radioactivity), emphasizing the quantitatively efficient gastrointestinal absorption of the drug. UVA irradiation of FQ-treated mice for 2 h caused a significant increase in radioactivity measured in serum as well as in the liver. In mice bearing Ehrlich ascitic tumor, serum and tissue concentrations were lower than in control animals, possibly due to the larger volume of body fluids (10+/-4 ml of ascitic fluid) available for drug distribution.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Temperature-dependent framework–template interaction of |Na{sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 8}|[ZnPO{sub 4}]{sub 6} sodalite

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    Robben, Lars Gesing, Thorsten M.

    2013-11-15

    The partial dehydration followed by the decomposition of sodium-zincophosphate-hydrosodalite caused by the total water loss was examined by temperature-dependent X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy as well as thermogravimetry combined with difference thermoanalysis. The dehydration causing the decomposition of this sodalite could be described in a two step-process. Initially two water molecules per unit-cell were lost, changing the interaction between the zincophosphate framework and the remaining water molecules as well as sodium cations as non-framework constituents. In this stage a 3+3 coordination of water molecules and sodium cations in the sodalite cage is observed. Using the autocorrelation function (AC) for the evaluation of the temperature-dependent FTIR spectra of sodalites is reported here for the first time. Calculating the changes in the AC broadness, structural features could well be analyzed due to its correlation with respective structural parameters. Temperature dependent Raman data was used to give a band assignment of bands at Raman shifts below 300 cm{sup −1}. - Graphical abstract: The thermal decomposition of |Na{sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 8}|[ZnPO{sub 4}]{sub 6} sodalite is a two-step process with an initial loss of two water molecules at 400 K, intermediately stabilizing the highly stressed framework. Further heating leads to a subsequent loss of the remaining six water molecules and a breakup of the sodalite framework. A beryllonite-type NaZnPO{sub 4} is the final product of this process. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The decomposition of |Na{sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 8}|[ZnPO{sub 4}]{sub 6} sodalite is a two-step process. • Initial loss of two water molecule at 400 K stabilizes the sodalite (step 1). • Further heating leads to complete loss of water and structural breakdown. • Autocorrelation of temperature dependent FTIR-spectra gives structural information.

  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. The Molecular Structure and Vibrational Spectrum of 6-bromo-8-thia-1,4-epoxybicyclo[4.3.0]non-2-ene

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    Arslan, Hakan; Demircan, Aydın

    2007-01-01

    Geometric parameters and FT-IR spectrum of 6-bromo-8-thia-1,4-epoxybicyclo[4.3.0]non-2-ene were computed by the HF, B3LYP, B3PW91 and mPW1PW91 methods in conjunction with the 6-31G(d,p) basis set. The calculated IR spectra are in a good agreement with the observed FT-IR spectrum. A general better performance of B3LYP, B3PW91 and mPW1PW91 versus HF was quantitatively characterized by using PAVF 1.0 program. Optimal uniform scaling factors calculated for the title compound are 0.8952, 0.9552, 0.9520 and 0.9456 for HF, B3LYP, B3PW91 and MPW1PW91 methods, respectively.

  2. Antioxidant and anticancer activity of 3'-formyl-4', 6'-dihydroxy-2'-methoxy-5'-methylchalcone and (2S)-8-formyl-5-hydroxy-7-methoxy-6-methylflavanone.

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    Ye, Chun-Lin; Liu, Yu; Wei, Dong-Zhi

    2007-04-01

    Two new flavonoids - 3'-formyl-4',6'-dihydroxy-2'-methoxy-5'-methylchalcone (FMC) and (2S)-8-formyl-5-hydroxy-7-methoxy-6-methylflavanone (FMF) - isolated from the buds of Cleistocalyx operculatus, were investigated for their antioxidant and anticancer activity. Total antioxidant activity and reducing ability were measured. 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical and superoxide anion radical scavenging assays were carried out to evaluate the antioxidant potential of the two compounds. The antioxidant activity of the two compounds increased in a concentration-dependent manner. FMC and FMF at a concentration of 500 microM inhibited lipid peroxidation by 64.3 +/- 2.5% and 60.3 +/- 2.3%, respectively, an antioxidant activity approximately similar to that of 500 microM alpha-tocopherol (66.3 +/- 2.5%). Similarly, the effect of FMC and FMF on reducing power increased in a concentration-dependent manner. In DPPH radical scavenging assays, the IC50 values of FMC and FMF were 50.2 +/- 2.8 microM and 75.8 +/- 2.5 microM, respectively. Moreover, FMC and FMF scavenged the superoxide generated by the phenazine methosulfate (PMS)/reduced beta-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) system, with IC50 values of 56.3 +/- 2.3 microM and 317.5 +/- 2.9 microM, respectively. The anticancer activity of the two compounds were determined in five human cancer cell lines, SMMC-7721 (liver cancer), 8898 (pancreatic cancer), K562 (chronic leukaemia), HeLa (tumour of cervix uteri) and 95-D (high metastic lung carcinoma). FMC and FMF showed broad-spectrum anticancer activity against all the human cancer cell lines tested. The results obtained in the current study indicate that the two flavonoids could be a potential source of natural antioxidant and anticancer agents. To our knowledge, this is the first report on bioactivity of FMC and FMF.

  3. Stat6 signaling suppresses VLA-4 expression by CD8+ T cells and limits their ability to infiltrate tumor lesions in vivo.

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    Sasaki, Kotaro; Zhao, Xi; Pardee, Angela D; Ueda, Ryo; Fujita, Mitsugu; Sehra, Sarita; Kaplan, Mark H; Kane, Lawrence P; Okada, Hideho; Storkus, Walter J

    2008-07-01

    VLA-4 plays a critical role in T cell trafficking into inflammatory sites. Our recent studies have suggested that VLA-4 expression on CD8+ T cells is negatively controlled by IL-4 and serves as a functionally distinguishing variable for why Type-1, but not Type-2, CD8+ T cells are able to traffic into tumors. In this study, using in vitro culture of murine CD8+ T cells under Type-1 and Type-2 cytokine conditions, we show that IL-4-mediated down-regulation of VLA-4 expression is completely abrogated in Stat6-deficient CD8+ T cells. Conversely, CD8+ T cells expressing a constitutively active mutant form Stat6 (Stat6VT) failed to express VLA-4 even in the absence of IL-4-stimulation. Notably, Type-2 CD8+ T cells developed from Stat6-/- but not wild-type mice were competent to migrate into tumor lesions in vivo. These results suggest that Stat6-signaling is necessary and sufficient to restrict CD8+ T cell expression of VLA-4 (by IL-4), thereby serving as a regulator for CD8+ T cell infiltration into tumors.

  4. Stat6 Signaling Suppresses VLA-4 Expression by CD8+ T Cells and Limits Their Ability to Infiltrate Tumor Lesions In Vivo1

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    Sasaki, Kotaro; Zhao, Xi; Pardee, Angela D.; Ueda, Ryo; Fujita, Mitsugu; Sehra, Sarita; Kaplan, Mark H.; Kane, Lawrence P.; Okada, Hideho; Storkus, Walter J.

    2008-01-01

    VLA-4 plays a critical role in T cell trafficking into inflammatory sites. Our recent studies have suggested that VLA-4 expression on CD8+ T cells is negatively controlled by IL-4 and serves as a functionally distinguishing variable for why Type-1, but not Type-2, CD8+ T cells are able to traffic into tumors. In this study, using in vitro culture of murine CD8+ T cells under Type-1 and Type-2 cytokine conditions, we show that IL-4-mediated down-regulation of VLA-4 expression is completely abrogated in Stat6-deficient CD8+ T cells. Conversely, CD8+ T cells expressing a constitutively active mutant form Stat6 (Stat6VT) failed to express VLA-4 even in the absence of IL-4-stimulation. Notably, Type-2 CD8+ T cells developed from Stat6−/− but not wild-type mice were competent to migrate into tumor lesions in vivo. These results suggest that Stat6-signaling is necessary and sufficient to restrict CD8+ T cell expression of VLA-4 (by IL-4), thereby serving as a regulator for CD8+ T cell infiltration into tumors. PMID:18566374

  5. 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.

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. X-ray crystal structure of a macrocyclic copper chelate stable enough for use in living systems: copper(II) dihydrogen 6-(p-nitrobenzyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-1,4,8,11-tetraacetate

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    Moi, M.K.; Yanuck, M.; Deshpande, S.V.; Hope, H.; DeNardo, S.J.; Meares, C.F.

    1987-10-21

    With the goal of radioimmunotherapy using copper-67 attached to monoclonal antibodies, the title complex (I) has been synthesized and shown to retain the copper ion for days under physiological conditions. The crystal structures of I and also of the binuclear complex dicopper(II) (6-p-nitrobenzyl)-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-1,4,8,11-tetraacetate (II) are reported. Crystals of I are triclinic, with cell dimensions a = 8.537 (4) A, b = 8.684 (6) A, c = 21.614 (15) A, ..cap alpha.. = 99.48/sup 0/, ..beta.. = 98.69/sup 0/, and ..gamma.. = 90.51/sup 0/; Z = 2, and space group is P anti 1. The R value with anisotropic thermal parameters for all non-hydrogen atoms is 0.066 for 2934 reflections. In I, the Cu(II) is six-coordinate, with two axial nitrogen ligands (bond lengths 2.4 A). The other two nitrogen atoms and two carboxylate oxygens form an approximately square plane (bond lengths 2.0 A). Crystals of II are monoclinic, with cell dimensions a = 10.501 (3) A. b = 9.216 (3) A, c = 17.640 (4) A, and ..beta.. = 92.06/sup 0/; Z = 2, and space group is Pc. The R value is 0.055 A for 2650 reflections. In the binuclear complex the two coppers are pentacoordinate, and the structure is polymeric. 23 references, 3 figures, 8 tables.

  8. Theoretical vibrations of carbon chains C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, and C9

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    Kurtz, Joe; Adamowicz, Ludwik

    1991-01-01

    The MBPT (2) procedure with the 6-31g (asterisk) basis set was used to study nearly linear carbon chains. The theoretical vibrational frequencies of the molecules C3 through C9 are presented and, for C3 through C6, compared to experimental stretching frequencies and their (C-13)/(C-12) isotopomers. Predictions for C7, C8, and C9 stretching frequencies are calculated by directly scaling the theoretical frequencies with factors derived from experimental-to-theoretical ratios known for the smaller molecules.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) (4th, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, July 6-8, 2011)

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    Pechenizkiy, Mykola; Calders, Toon; Conati, Cristina; Ventura, Sebastian; Romero, Cristobal; Stamper, John

    2011-01-01

    The 4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2011) brings together researchers from computer science, education, psychology, psychometrics, and statistics to analyze large datasets to answer educational research questions. The conference, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2011, follows the three previous editions…

  12. 4,4,6a,6b,11,12,14b-Heptamethyl-16-oxo-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,9,10,11,12,12a,14a,14b-octa-deca-hydro-12b,8a-(epoxy-methano)-picen-3-yl acetate.

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    Nisar, Mohammad; Ali, Sajid; Tahir, M Nawaz; Ahmad, Bashir; Hameed, Shahid

    2013-04-01

    The title compound, C32H48O4, which was extracted from the bark of Rhododendron arboreum, consists of five fused rings to which an acetate and seven methyl groups are attached. The A, D and E rings adopt chair conformations, the B ring is in a distorted chair and the C ring is in a half-chair conformation. The five-membered ring formed by the lactone group, which bridges from the A/B to the B/C ring junctions, is an approximate envelope with the C atom of the methyne group as the flap [displacement from the other four atoms = 0.753 (2) Å]. There are no identified directional inter-actions in the crystal structure.

  13. 4,4,6a,6b,11,12,14b-Heptamethyl-16-oxo-1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,6a,6b,7,8,9,10,11,12,12a,14a,14b-octa­deca­hydro-12b,8a-(epoxy­methano)­picen-3-yl acetate

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    Nisar, Mohammad; Ali, Sajid; Tahir, M. Nawaz; Ahmad, Bashir; Hameed, Shahid

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C32H48O4, which was extracted from the bark of Rhododendron arboreum, consists of five fused rings to which an acetate and seven methyl groups are attached. The A, D and E rings adopt chair conformations, the B ring is in a distorted chair and the C ring is in a half-chair conformation. The five-membered ring formed by the lactone group, which bridges from the A/B to the B/C ring junctions, is an approximate envelope with the C atom of the methyne group as the flap [displacement from the other four atoms = 0.753 (2) Å]. There are no identified directional inter­actions in the crystal structure. PMID:23634108

  14. Analysis of the Vibrational Spectra of P_3N_3(OCH_2CF_3)_6 and P_4N_4(OCH_2CF_3)_8

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    King, Adrian K.; Plant, David F.; Golding, Peter; Lawson, Michael A.; Davies, Paul B.

    2011-06-01

    The cyclic phosphazene trimer P_3N_3(OCH_2CF_3)_6 and the related cyclic tetramer P_4N_4(OCH_2CF_3)_8 have been proposed as the major low-to-medium temperature pyrolysis products of the parent polyphosphazene (PN(OCH_2CF_3)_2)_n. Recently, both molecules have been synthesized, isolated and their vapour-phase vibrational spectra recorded using a high-resolution FTIR instrument. The interpretation of these spectra is achieved primarily by comparison with the results of high-quality density functional calculations, which enable the principal absorption features to be assigned and conclusions to be drawn regarding the geometries and conformations adopted by both molecules. These in turn allow interesting comparisons to be made with analogous cyclic halo-phosphazenes such as P_3N_3Cl_6 and P_4N_4Cl_8. Work to record in situ the spectra of the vapour-phase pyrolysis products of (PN(OCH_2CF_3)_2)_n and to analyse these results in terms of the tetramer and trimer spectra will also be presented. S. V. Peddada and J. H. Magill Macromolecules 16 (1983) 1258-1264. H. R. Allcock, G. S. McDonnell, G. H. Riding, and I. Manners Chem. Mater. 2 (1990) 425-432. T. R. Manley and D. A. Williams Spectrochimica Acta 23A (1966) 149-165. V. Varma, J. R. Fernandez and C. N. R. Rao J. Mol. Struct. 198 (1989) 403-412.

  15. Crystal structure of the 1:2 co-crystal of 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo-[4.3.1.1(3,8)]undecane (TATU) and 4-chloro-phenol (1/2).

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    Rivera, Augusto; Rojas, Jicli José; Osorio, Héctor Jairo; Ríos-Motta, Jaime; Bolte, Michael

    2016-11-01

    In the title compound, C7H14N4·2C6H5ClO, which crystallized with two crystallographically independent 4-chloro-phenol mol-ecules and one 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo-[4.3.1.1(3,8)]undecane (TATU) mol-ecule in the asymmetric unit, the independent components are linked by two O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds. The hydrogen-bond acceptor sites are two non-equivalent N atoms from the aminal cage structure, and the tricyclic system distorts by changing the C-N bond lengths. In the crystal, these hydrogen-bonded aggregates are linked into chains along the c axis by C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds. The crystal structure also features C-H⋯π contacts.

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

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    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.

  17. 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-)).

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    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.

  18. Fission of the epoxide ring in 6,8-dioxabicyclo[5.1.0]octa-2,4-diene (epoxyoxepin) and in 8-oxabicyclo[5.1.0]octa-2,4-diene: an ab initio molecular orbital study

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    George, Philip; Bock, Charles W.; Glusker, Jenny P.

    1996-02-01

    As part of our investigation of the role of 6,8-dioxabicyclo[5.1.0]octa-2,4-diene (6,8-dioxa BCOD; epoxyoxepin) as the precursor of muconaldehyde in the metabolic oxidation of benzene, we have carried out ab initio molecular orbital calculations on the fission of the three-membered (epoxide) ring in 6,8-dioxaBCOD and 8-oxaBCOD in which cyclic enol structures are formed. Electronic energies have been calculated at the {MP2 }/{6-31 G∗} (frozen core, valence orbitals active) level with full geometry optimization at the {RHF}/{6-31 G∗} level. With the inclusion of thermal energies derived from vibrational frequencies obtained at the RHF/6-31G ∗//RHF/6-31G ∗ level, reaction energies and activation energies that would correspond to gas phase data at 298 K have been evaluated. Syn and anti conformers of the enol structures have been identified. The syn conformer from 8-oxaBCOD is more stable than the anti by 2.0 kcal mol -1, in common with other enols, whereas the anti conformer from 6,8-dioxaBCOD is more stable than the syn by 1.9 kcal mol -1; a difference attributable to a hydrogen bonding interaction with O 6 in the seven-membered ring. The ketone formed by the tautomeric shift is 8.4 kcal mol -1 lower in energy than the syn-enol from 8-oxaBCOD, whereas the lactone formed by the corresponding shift in the anti-enol from 6,8-dioxaBCOD is 27.4 kcal mol -1 lower in energy; an enhanced energy difference mainly attributable to the well-known stabilization in an acyl grouping. Transition states for the ring fission have been characterized and found to lead to the syn conformers of the enol structures. The activation energy for the fission in 6,8-dioxaBCOD is far larger than that for the cooperative fission of both rings; 32.7 compared with 16.5 kcal mol -1. Hence, competition with the formation of eZzZz-muconaldehyde in the latter reaction is negligible. The energy barriers for the two fission processes in 8-oxaBCOD, however, favor the former; 33.7 compared with 41

  19. Synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel series of 6,8-dibromo-4(3H)quinazolinone derivatives as anticancer agents.

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    Ahmed, Marwa F; Youns, Mahmoud

    2013-08-01

    Three novel series of 6,8-dibromo-4(3H)quinazolinone derivatives were synthesized. Some of the novel quinazolinone derivatives were tested for their antitumor activity against the human breast carcinoma cell line MCF-7. Compounds XIIIb, IX, XIVd, XIVb, XIVe, XIIIa, XIVc, XVc, and XIVa exerted powerful cytotoxic effects against the MCF7 cells, with very low IC50 values compared to doxorubicin (positive control). The IC50 values were 1.7, 1.8, 1.83, 5.4, 6.84, 10.8, 13.9, 15.7, and 29.6 µg/mL, respectively.

  20. Heterologous Packaging Signals on Segment 4, but Not Segment 6 or Segment 8, Limit Influenza A Virus Reassortment.

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    White, Maria C; Steel, John; Lowen, Anice C

    2017-06-01

    Influenza A virus (IAV) RNA packaging signals serve to direct the incorporation of IAV gene segments into virus particles, and this process is thought to be mediated by segment-segment interactions. These packaging signals are segment and strain specific, and as such, they have the potential to impact reassortment outcomes between different IAV strains. Our study aimed to quantify the impact of packaging signal mismatch on IAV reassortment using the human seasonal influenza A/Panama/2007/99 (H3N2) and pandemic influenza A/Netherlands/602/2009 (H1N1) viruses. Focusing on the three most divergent segments, we constructed pairs of viruses that encoded identical proteins but differed in the packaging signal regions on a single segment. We then evaluated the frequency with which segments carrying homologous versus heterologous packaging signals were incorporated into reassortant progeny viruses. We found that, when segment 4 (HA) of coinfecting parental viruses was modified, there was a significant preference for the segment containing matched packaging signals relative to the background of the virus. This preference was apparent even when the homologous HA constituted a minority of the HA segment population available in the cell for packaging. Conversely, when segment 6 (NA) or segment 8 (NS) carried modified packaging signals, there was no significant preference for homologous packaging signals. These data suggest that movement of NA and NS segments between the human H3N2 and H1N1 lineages is unlikely to be restricted by packaging signal mismatch, while movement of the HA segment would be more constrained. Our results indicate that the importance of packaging signals in IAV reassortment is segment dependent.IMPORTANCE Influenza A viruses (IAVs) can exchange genes through reassortment. This process contributes to both the highly diverse population of IAVs found in nature and the formation of novel epidemic and pandemic IAV strains. Our study sought to determine the

  1. Low temperature heat capacity and thermodynamic functions of anion bearing sodalities Na8Al6Si6O24X2 (X = SO4, ReO4, Cl, I)

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    Schliesser, Jacob; Lilova, Kristina; Pierce, Eric M.; ...

    2017-06-01

    Heat capacities of sulfate, perrhenate, chloride, and iodide sodalites with the ideal formula Na8Al6Si6O24X2 (X = SO4, ReO4, Cl, I) were measured from 2 K to 300 K using a Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS). From the heat capacity data, the standard thermodynamic functions were determined. All four sodalites undergo a phase transition below room temperature for which thermodynamic parameters were determined. Additionally, the heat capacity of one of the constituent compounds (NaReO4) was measured.

  2. Low temperature heat capacity and thermodynamic functions of anion bearing sodalites Na8Al6Si6O24X2 (X = SO4, ReO4, Cl, I)

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    Schliesser, Jacob; Lilova, Kristina; Pierce, Eric M.; ...

    2017-06-01

    Heat capacities of sulfate, perrhenate, chloride, and iodide sodalites with the ideal formula Na8Al6Si6O24X2 (X = SO4, ReO4, Cl, I) were measured from 2 K to 300 K using a Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS). From the heat capacity data, the standard thermodynamic functions were determined. All four sodalites undergo a phase transition below room temperature for which thermodynamic parameters were determined. Additionally, the heat capacity of one of the constituent compounds (NaReO4) was measured.

  3. Dimeric procyanidins: screening for B1 to B8 and semisynthetic preparation of B3, B4, B6, And B8 from a polymeric procyanidin fraction of white willow bark (Salix alba).

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    Esatbeyoglu, Tuba; Wray, Victor; Winterhalter, Peter

    2010-07-14

    Fifty-seven samples have been analyzed with regard to the occurrence of dimeric procyanidins B1-B8 as well as the composition of polymeric procyanidins. Fifty-two samples were found to contain polymeric procyanidins. In most of the samples, (-)-epicatechin was the predominant unit present. In white willow bark (Salix alba), however, large amounts of (+)-catechin (81.0%) were determined by means of phloroglucinolysis. White willow bark has therefore been used for the semisynthetic formation of dimeric procyanidins B3 [(+)-C-4alpha --> 8-(+)-C)], B4 [(+)-C-4alpha --> 8-(-)-EC)], B6 [(+)-C-4alpha --> 6-(+)-C)], and B8 [(+)-C-4alpha --> 6-(-)-EC)]. The reaction mixtures of the semisynthesis were successfully fractionated with high-speed countercurrent chromatography (HSCCC), and dimeric procyanidins B3, B4, B6, and B8 were obtained on a preparative scale.

  4. 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).

  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(46(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. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. [Effects of the cell wall of Streptococcus mutans on the expression of TLR4, IL-6 and IL-8 by EAhy926 cells].

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    Li, Qin; Wang, Yisong; Zheng, Qun; Zhao, Zhipeng; Ping, Guoling; Zhang, Liping

    2010-02-01

    To investigate the effects of the cell wall of Streptococcus mutans on the expression of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), IL-6 and IL-8 in EAhy926 cells (The human endothelial hybridoma of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and the human epithelial cell line A549, characterized by endothelial phenotype and biology). EAhy926 cells were treated with different concentrations of the cell wall of Streptococcus mutans. The proliferation of EAhy926 cells was determined by MTT assay. The mRNA expression of TLR4, IL-6 and IL-8 in EAhy926 cells was detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). TLR4 was analyzed by flow cytometry. The production of IL-6 and IL-8 in the cultured supernatants was measured by biochemical method and ELISA respectively. TLR4 blocking assay was used to investigate the relationship between IL-6, IL-8 and TLR4 mRNA expression. The proliferation of EAhy926 cells was significantly enhanced by the cell wall of Streptococcus mutans at 6 h (P<0.05), and inhibited after 12 h (P<0.05), both time- and dose-dependent. The expression of mRNA and protein for TLR4 in EAhy926 cells was increased after stimulated by the cell wall of Streptococcus mutans, peaking at 16 h (P<0.05), and then decreased. The expression of IL-6 and IL-8 mRNA was significantly induced when exposed to the cell wall, reaching the maximal level at 16 h and 24 h, respectively (P<0.05). Meanwhile, the cell wall of Streptococcus mutans induced the production of IL-6 and IL-8 (P<0.05). The expression of IL-6 and IL-8 mRNA in EAhy926 cells was blocked by anti-human TLR4 antibodies significantly. The cell wall of Streptococcus mutans upregulated the expression of TLR4 and induced the production of inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and IL-8, indicating that the expression of TLR4 of EAhy926 cells may elicit a TLR4-mediated innate immune response and contribute to production of inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and IL-8.

  10. 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.

  11. Biological activity of the G-quadruplex ligand RHPS4 (3,11-difluoro-6,8,13-trimethyl-8H-quino[4,3,2-kl]acridinium methosulfate) is associated with telomere capping alteration.

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    Leonetti, Carlo; Amodei, Sarah; D'Angelo, Carmen; Rizzo, Angela; Benassi, Barbara; Antonelli, Anna; Elli, Raffaella; Stevens, Malcolm F G; D'Incalci, Maurizio; Zupi, Gabriella; Biroccio, Annamaria

    2004-11-01

    This study had two goals: 1) to evaluate the biological effect of the novel pentacyclic acridine 3,11-difluoro-6,8,13-trimethyl-8H-quino[4,3,2-kl]acridinium methosulfate (RHPS4) on human melanoma lines possessing long telomeres, and 2) to elucidate the relationship between G-quadruplex-based telomerase inhibitor-induced cellular effects and telomere length/dysfunction. The cellular pharmacological effects of RHPS4 have been evaluated by treating melanoma lines with increasing concentrations of RHPS4. A dose-dependent inhibition of cell proliferation was observed in all the lines during short-term treatment. Flow cytometric analysis demonstrated that RHPS4 induced a dose-dependent accumulation of cells in the S-G(2)/M phase of cell cycle. The RHPS4-induced cell cycle alteration was irreversible even at low doses, and the cells died from apoptosis. At high RHPS4 concentration, apoptosis was accompanied by the induction of a senescence phenotype: large cell size, vacuolated cytoplasm, and beta-galactosidase activity. The short-term biological activity of RHPS4 was not caused by telomere shortening, but it was associated with telomere dysfunction, in terms of presence of telomeric fusions, polynucleated cells, and typical images of telophase bridge. In conclusion, our results demonstrate that the G-quadruplex ligand RHPS4 can function in a telomere length-independent manner through its ability to cause telomere-capping alteration.

  12. Crystal structure of di-chlorido-(4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetra-aza-bicyclo-[6.6.2]hexa-deca-ne)iron(III) hexa-fluorido-phosphate.

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    Funwie, Neil L; Cain, Amy N; Fanning, Brian Z; Hageman, Serena A; Mullens, Malorie; Roberts, Travis K; Turner, Daniel J; Valdez, Cammi N; Vaughan, Robert W; Ermias, Henok G; Silversides, Jon D; Archibald, Stephen J; Hubin, Timothy J; Prior, Timothy J

    2015-09-01

    The title compound, [FeCl2(C14H30N4)]PF6, contains Fe(3+) coordinated by the four nitro-gen atoms of an ethyl-ene cross-bridged cyclam macrocycle and two cis chloride ligands in a distorted octa-hedral environment. In contrast to other similar compounds this is a monomer. Inter-molecular C-H⋯Cl inter-actions exist in the structure between the complex ions. Comparison with the mononuclear Fe(2+) complex of the same ligand shows that the smaller Fe(3+) ion is more fully engulfed by the cavity of the bicyclic ligand. Comparison with the μ-oxido dinuclear complex of an unsubstituted ligand of the same size demonstrates that the methyl groups of 4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetra-aza-bicyclo-[6.6.2]hexa-decane prevent dimerization upon oxidation.

  13. Cellulose nanofibrils prepared from softwood cellulose by TEMPO/NaClO/NaClO₂ systems in water at pH 4.8 or 6.8.

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    Tanaka, Reina; Saito, Tsuguyuki; Isogai, Akira

    2012-10-01

    Catalytic oxidation of softwood cellulose using NaClO and either 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (4-H-TEMPO) or 4-acetamido-TEMPO (4-AcNH-TEMPO) was applied with NaClO(2) used as a primary oxidant in an aqueous buffer at pH 4.8 or 6.8. When the 4-AcNH-TEMPO-mediated oxidation was applied to softwood cellulose in water at pH 4.8 and 40 °C, the carboxylate content rose to ∼1.3 mmol/g after reaction for 48 h and the DP(v) value was more than 1100. This 4-AcNH-TEMPO-oxidized softwood cellulose was mostly converted to individual nanofibrils by mechanical disintegration in water, with uniform widths of 3-4 nm and lengths greater than 1 μm.

  14. 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.

  15. An efficient synthesis of 3,4-Dihydrofuro [3,4-B] [1,4] dioxepine-6,8-dicarboxylic Acid

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    DENG, D. D.; WANG, L. P.; YAN, H. W.; SUN, X. X.; WANG, Z.

    2017-01-01

    As a class of important conjugated polymers, electroluminescent material of polyfuran possess a lot of merits, including good stability, structure is easy to be modified and controllable electrochemical properties. This study uses ethylene diglycol, diethyl oxalate, 1,3- dibromopropane and so on as raw materials to synthesize 3, 4 - ethylenedioxy furan monomer and similar derivatives via oxidation, acetylation, hydrolysis and elimination reaction, etc.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. Infrared band intensities and global warming potentials of CF4, C2F6, C3F8, C4F10, C5F12, and C6F14

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    Roehl, C. M.; Boglu, D.; Brühl, C.; Moortgat, G. K.

    1995-04-01

    IR band intensities have been measured for the species: CF4, C2F6, C3F8, C4F10, C5F12, and C6F14 via Fourier transform spectroscopy and compared to previous literature values if available. Relative radiative forcing calculations have been performed using these data in order to determine the global warming potential of the particular species. The relative forcing (compared to CFC11, per volume) increases with molecular weight in the above series from 0.47 to 2.1, the GWP for a time horizon of 100 yrs from 1.1 to 4.7. This corresponds to a GWP on CO2 basis per mass of about 5000.

  20. Theoretical Prediction of the Heats of Formation, Densities, and Relative Sensitivities for 3,7-diamino-2,4,6,8-tetranitro-1,5-diazanaphthalene (DATNP) and 3,7-diamino-2,4,6,8-tetranitro-1,5-diazanaphthalene 1,5-N-oxide (DATNPO)

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    2016-02-01

    Sensitivities for 3,7-diamino-2,4,6,8-tetranitro-1,5- diazanaphthalene (DATNP) and 3,7-diamino- 2,4,6,8-tetranitro-1,5-diazanaphthalene 1,5-N- oxide...Prediction of the Heats of Formation, Densities, and Relative Sensitivities for 3,7-diamino-2,4,6,8-tetranitro-1,5- diazanaphthalene (DATNP) and 3,7...30 September 2015 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Theoretical Prediction of the Heats of Formation, Densities, and Relative Sensitivities for 3,7-diamino

  1. WARM SPITZER OBSERVATIONS OF THREE HOT EXOPLANETS: XO-4b, HAT-P-6b, AND HAT-P-8b

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    Todorov, Kamen O.; Deming, Drake; Knutson, Heather A.; Burrows, Adam; Sada, Pedro V.; Cowan, Nicolas B.; Agol, Eric; Desert, Jean-Michel; Charbonneau, David; Fortney, Jonathan J.; Laughlin, Gregory; Langton, Jonathan; Showman, Adam P.; Lewis, Nikole K.

    2012-02-10

    We analyze Warm Spitzer/Infrared Array Camera observations of the secondary eclipses of three planets, XO-4b, HAT-P-6b, and HAT-P-8b. We measure secondary eclipse amplitudes at 3.6 {mu}m and 4.5 {mu}m for each target. XO-4b exhibits a stronger eclipse depth at 4.5 {mu}m than at 3.6 {mu}m, which is consistent with the presence of a temperature inversion. HAT-P-8b shows a stronger eclipse amplitude at 3.6 {mu}m and is best described by models without a temperature inversion. The eclipse depths of HAT-P-6b can be fitted with models with a small or no temperature inversion. We consider our results in the context of a postulated relationship between stellar activity and temperature inversion and a relationship between irradiation level and planet dayside temperature, as discussed by Knutson et al. and Cowan and Agol, respectively. Our results are consistent with these hypotheses, but do not significantly strengthen them. To measure accurate secondary eclipse central phases, we require accurate ephemerides. We obtain primary transit observations and supplement them with publicly available observations to update the orbital ephemerides of the three planets. Based on the secondary eclipse timing, we set upper boundaries for ecos ({omega}) for HAT-P-6b, HAT-P-8b, and XO-4b and find that the values are consistent with circular orbits.

  2. Enterovirus inhibitory activity of C-8-tert-butyl substituted 4-aryl-6,7,8,9-tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[3,2-e][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyrimidin-5(4H)-ones.

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    Kumar Biswas, Bishyajit; Malpani, Yashwardhan R; Ha, Neul; Kwon, Do-Hyun; Soo Shin, Jin; Kim, Hae-Soo; Kim, Chonsaeng; Bong Han, Soo; Lee, Chong-Kyo; Jung, Young-Sik

    2017-08-01

    Members of a series of 4-aryl-6,7,8,9-tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[3,2-e][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyrimidin-5(4H)-ones (1, Fig. 2) were prepared and tested against representative enteroviruses including Human Coxsackievirus B1 (Cox B1), Human Coxsackievirus B3 (Cox B3), human Poliovirus 3 (PV3), human Rhinovirus 14 (HRV14), human Rhinovirus 21 (HRV 21) and human Rhinovirus 71 (HRV 71). The C-8-tert-butyl group on the tetrahydrobenzene ring in these substances was found to be crucial for their enterovirus activity. One member of this group, 1e, showed single digit micromolar activities (1.6-8.85μM) against a spectrum of viruses screened, and the highest selectivity index (SI) values for Cox B1 (>11.2), for Cox B3 (>11.5), and for PV3 (>51.2), respectively. In contrast, 1p, was the most active analog against the selected HRVs (1.8-2.6μM), and showed the highest selectivity indices among the group of compounds tested. The SI values for 1p were 11.5 for HRV14, 8.4 for HRV21, and 12.1 for HRV71, respectively. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Coordination polymer template synthesis of hierarchical MnCo2O4.5 and MnNi6O8 nanoparticles for electrochemical capacitors electrode

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    Wang, Kuaibing; Xu, Jiangyan; Lu, Aimin; Shi, Ying; Lin, Zixia

    2016-08-01

    Two types of ternary metal oxides, MnCo2O4.5 and MnNi6O8 nanoparticles have been separately synthesized through chemical transformation from the corresponding bimetallic coordination polymer particles precursor under high-heating conditions. Series of electrochemical measurements are performed to examine the MnCo2O4.5 and MnNi6O8 electrodes, and the result shows that MnCo2O4.5 structure, especially for Mn/Co-600, has much higher capacitance than that of MnNi6O8 nanoparticles, indicating MnCo2O4.5 electrode is more suitable for applying in neutral electrolyte system. The Mn/Co-600 electrode exhibits a specific capacitance of 158 F g-1 at 5 mV s-1, good rate capability of 53.8% with a 20 times current density increase, good cycle performance (92.9% capacitance retention after 1000 cycles) and high power density (a specific power of 5760 W kg-1 at 4.0 A g-1) with low charge transfer resistance value of 1.8 Ω.

  4. Thermal reaction of [3,4]-benzo-8-substituted-3Z,5Z,7E-octatetraenes and quantum-chemical study of the (8π,6π)-electrocyclisation.

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    Škorić, Irena; Pavošević, Fabijan; Vazdar, Mario; Marinić, Željko; Šindler-Kulyk, Marija; Eckert-Maksić, Mirjana; Margetić, Davor

    2011-10-07

    The first example of thermal (8π,6π)-electrocyclisation of 1,3,5,7-octatetraene with one double bond embedded in an aromatic moiety is described. By this process, [3,4]-benzo-8-substituted octatetraene derivatives, the cis,trans-1-(o-vinylphenyl)-4-(R = Me, Ph, 2-furyl)buta-1,3-dienes were transformed to a new endo-7-(R = Me, Ph, 2-furyl) and exo-7-(R = Me)-2,3-benzobicyclo[4.2.0]octa-2,4-dienes. Mechanism of reaction was also studied by DFT quantum-chemical calculations. The M06/6-311+G(d,p)//M06/6-31+G(d,p) calculations indicate that formation of the single endo-isomer in the case of phenyl and 2-furyl substituents is determined by higher activation barriers for exo-6π-electrocyclisation than for 8π-cycloreversion.

  5. 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

  6. Academic Achievement over 8 Years among Children Who Met Modified Criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder at 4-6 Years of Age

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    Massetti, Greta M.; Lahey, Benjamin B.; Pelham, William E.; Loney, Jan; Ehrhardt, Ashley; Lee, Steve S.; Kipp, Heidi

    2008-01-01

    The predictive validity of symptom criteria for different subtypes of ADHD among children who were impaired in at least one setting in early childhood was examined. Academic achievement was assessed seven times over 8 years in 125 children who met symptom criteria for ADHD at 4-6 years of age and in 130 demographically-matched non-referred…

  7. Genetic and antigenic characteristics of ApxIIA and ApxIIIA from Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serovars 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 15.

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    To, Ho; Nagai, Shinya; Iwata, Akira; Koyama, Tomohiro; Oshima, Atsushi; Tsutsumi, Nobuyuki

    2016-07-01

    Apx toxins produced by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae are essential components of new generation vaccines. In this study, apxIIA and apxIIIA genes of serovars 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 15 were cloned and sequenced. Amino acid sequences of ApxIIA proteins of serovars 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 15 were almost identical to those of serovars 1, 5, 7, 9 and 11-13. Immunoblot analysis showed that rApxIIA from serovars 2 and 15 reacts strongly with sera from animals infected with various serovars. Sequence analysis revealed that ApxIIIA proteins has two variants, one in strains of serovar 2 and the other in strains of serovars 3, 4, 6, 8 and 15. A mouse cross-protection study showed that mice actively immunized with rApxIIIA/2 or rApxIIIA/15 are protected against challenge with A. pleuropneumoniae strains of serovars 3, 4, 6, 8, 15, and 2 expressing ApxIII/15 and ApxIII/2, respectively. Similarly, mice passively immunized with rabbit anti-rApxIIIA/2 or anti-rApxIIIA/15 sera were found to be protected against challenge with strains of serovars 2 and 15. Our study revealed antigenic and sequence similarities within ApxIIA and ApxIIIA proteins, which may help in the development of effective vaccines against disease caused by A. pleuropneumoniae. © 2016 The Societies and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

  8. 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.

  9. CO Substitution in HOs3(CO)10(l-SC6H4Me-4) by the Diphosphine 4,5-Bis(diphenylphosphino)-4-cyclopentadiene-1,3-dione (bpcd): Structural and DFT Evaluation of the Isomeric Clusters HOs3(CO)8(bpcd)(mu-SC6H4Me-4)

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    Yang, Li; Nesterov, Vladimir; Wang, Xiaoping; Richmond, Michael G.

    2012-01-01

    The reaction of the cluster HOs{sub 3}(CO){sub 10}({mu}-SC{sub 6}H{sub 4}Me-4) (1) with the diphosphine 4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-4-cyclopentadiene-1,3-dione (bpcd) has been investigated. 1 reacts with bpcd at room temperature in the presence of Me{sub 3}NO to give the isomeric clusters 1,2-HOs{sub 3}(CO)8(bpcd)({mu}-SC{sub 6}H{sub 4}Me-4) (2a) and 1,1-HOs{sub 3}(CO)8(bpcd)({mu}-SC{sub 6}H{sub 4}Me-4) (2b). Clusters 2a and 2b have been isolated, and the molecular structure of each compound has been established by X-ray crystallography. The X-ray structure of 2a confirms the coordination of one of the non-hydride-bridged Os-Os vectors by the bpcd ligand, while the structure of 2b exhibits a chelating bpcd ligand that is bound to one of the osmium centers ligated by the thiolate and hydrido ligands. 2a and 2b are stable in refluxing toluene and show no evidence for bridge-to-chelate isomerization of the ancillary bpcd ligand. DFT calculations on 2a and 2b indicate that the former cluster is the thermodynamically more stable isomer. Near-UV irradiation of 2b leads to CO loss and ortho metalation of the thiolate moiety, yielding the dihydride cluster H{sub 2}Os{sub 3}(CO)7(bpcd)({mu},{sigma}-SC{sub 6}H{sub 3}Me-4) (3). The conversion of 2b to 3 and free CO is computed to be endothermic by 14.1 kcal/mol and the reaction is driven by the entropic release of CO. The photochemically promoted ortho-metalation reaction is isomer dependent since cluster 2a is inert under identical conditions.

  10. Crystal structure of the co-crystalline adduct 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo-[4.4.1.1(3,8)]dodecane (TATD)-4-chloro-3,5-di-methyl-phenol (1/1).

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    Rivera, Augusto; Rojas, Jicli José; Ríos-Motta, Jaime; Bolte, Michael

    2015-07-01

    In the crystal of the title co-crystalline adduct, C8H16N4·C8H9ClO, (I), prepared by solid-state reaction, the mol-ecules are linked by inter-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a D motif. The aza-adamantane structure in (I) is slightly distorted, with N-CH2-CH2-N torsion angles of 10.4 (3) and -9.0 (3)°. These values differ slightly from the corresponding torsion angles in the free aminal cage (0.0°) and in related co-crystalline adducts, which are not far from a planar geometry and consistent with a D 2d mol-ecular symmetry in the tetra-aza-tri-cyclo structure. The structures also differ in that there is a slight elongation of the N-C bond lengths about the N atom that accepts the hydrogen bond in (I) compared with the other N-C bond lengths. In the crystal, the two mol-ecules are not only linked by a classical O-H⋯N hydrogen bond but are further connected by weak C-H⋯π inter-actions, forming a two-dimensional supra-molecular network parallel to the bc plane.

  11. 4,4′,6,6′-Tetra­bromo-2,2′-(2,8-diazonia-5-azanona-1,8-diene-1,9-diyl)diphenolate

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    Chen, Zhu-Jun; Lei, Ke-Wei

    2008-01-01

    In the zwitterionic title compound, C18H17Br4N3O2, the two salicylaldimine groups form a dihedral angle of 51.94 (2)° and the dihedral angle between the aromatic ring planes is 51.14 (2)°. One of the C atoms adjacent to the aza N atom is disordered over two positions; the site-occupancy factors are 0.51 (1) and 0.49 (1). There are two strong intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds in the mol­ecule. PMID:21581418

  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 non-enzymic hydroxylation of phenylalanine to tyrosine by 2-amino-4-hydroxy-6,7-dimethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropteridine

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    Woolf, L. I.; Jakubovič, A.; Chan-Henry, E.

    1971-01-01

    1. Phenylalanine is converted into tyrosine by incubation in air with 6,7-dimethyltetrahydropterin, which is a cofactor for the enzymic hydroxylation. This can cause serious inaccuracies in assays of phenylalanine hydroxylase. 2. The non-enzymic reaction is not specific for l-phenylalanine. 3. m-Tyrosine, o-tyrosine and dihydroxyphenylalanines are formed in addition to p-tyrosine; their chromatographic separation and assay are described. 4. l-[14C]Phenylalanine as purchased or soon after purification contains p- and m-tyrosine, both of which can cause errors in the assay of phenylalanine hydroxylase. 5. Catalase prevents the non-enzymic hydroxylation. Thiol compounds in low concentrations stimulate the reaction but in high concentrations are inhibitory. Fe2+ and metal complexing agents have small stimulatory effects. 6. The mechanism of the non-enzymic reaction and its possible relation to the enzymic hydroxylation of phenylalanine are discussed; it is suggested that phenylalanine is attacked by a peroxide of the cofactor. PMID:5004199

  14. (9S,13R,14R)-7,8-Didehydro-3,4,7-trimeth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinan-6-one.

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    Li, Yu-Feng; Qian, Yi; Yin, Li-He; Lv, Ran; Zhu, Hong-Jun

    2009-03-06

    The title compound, C(20)H(25)NO(4), was synthesized by a Mitsunobu reaction of sinomenine [(9S,13R,14R)-7,8-didehydro-4-hydroxy-3,7-dimethoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one] with methanol. The chiral centers were unchanged during the reaction. Intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds result in the formation of six-membered rings.

  15. Experimental performance of a small size two stage depressed collector for a 4.8-9.6 GHz high performance TWT

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    Ramins, P.; Fox, T. A.

    1976-01-01

    Three simple small size two stage depressed collectors were designed and experimentally evaluated in conjunction with a 330 to 520 watt CW, 4.8 to 9.6 GHz traveling wave tube (TWT). Each of the three designs produced a minimum collector efficiency of 80.0 percent considering saturated TWT operation at the maximum of output frequency and at band edges. The highest minimum collector efficiency produced was 80.5 percent with a two stage depressed collector of 4.8 cm diameter by 7 cm high internal dimensions.

  16. 1-[(1S,6R,7S,9R)-8,8-Di-bromo-5,5,9-tri-methyl-tri-cyclo-[4.4.0.1(7,9)]decan-1-yl]ethanone.

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    Zaki, Mohamed; Benharref, Ahmed; El Ammari, Lahcen; Saadi, Mohamed; Berraho, Moha

    2014-04-01

    The title compound, C16H24Br2O, was synthesized by three steps from β-himachalene (3,5,5,9-tetra-methyl-2,4a,5,6,7,8-hexa-hydro-1H-benzo-cyclo-heptene), which was isolated from essential oil of the Atlas cedar cedrus atlantica. The asymmetric unit contains two independent mol-ecules with almost identical conformations. Each mol-ecule is built up from two fused six-membered rings, one having a chair conformation and the other a boat conformation, and an additional three-membered ring arising from the reaction of himachalene with di-bromo-carbene. In the crystal, there are no significant intermolecular interactions present. The absolute structure of the title compound was confirmed by resonance scattering.

  17. 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.

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    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).

  18. Synthesis and photosensitivity characterizations of 9-(6-bromo-4-oxo-4H-chromen-3-yl)-3,4,6,7-tetrahydro-3,3,6,6-tetramethyl-2H-xanthene-1,8-(5H,9H)-dione(BOCTTX)

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    Ibrahim, Magdy A.; Farag, A. A. M.; Roushdy, N.; El-Gohary, Nasser M.

    2016-02-01

    Condensation reaction of 6-bromochromone-3-carboxaldehyde (1) with dimedone afforded 9-(6-bromo-4-oxo-4H-chromen-3-yl)-3,4,6,7-tetrahydro-3,3,6,6-tetramethyl-2H-xanthene-1,8-(5H,9H)-dione (3, BOCTTX). Structure of BOCTTX was deduced based on its correct elemental analysis and spectral data (IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectra). Thin films of BOCTTX were prepared in this study by using spin coating technique. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope analysis were studied for study the crystal and morphology characterization of BOCTTX. The results indicate that BOCTTX has a polycrystalline nature with monoclinic structure. From differential scanning calorimetry, BOCTTX is found to be thermally stable up to 583 K and the chemical structure plays an important role in the thermal decomposition process. The optical absorption of the film was studied in the UV-Vis spectral range and the value of two allowed energy gaps of 2.2 and 3.3 eV. Current-voltage characteristics of BOCTTX based devices were studied in dark and under various illumination intensities in the range 20-100 mW/cm2. Electrical and photoelectrical parameters were studied as a function of light intensity. The obtained results exhibits photoconductivity cauterization and suggest that the diode can be used as a photodiode in optoelectronic sensor application.

  19. 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.

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    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.

  20. 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

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    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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    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].

  3. Global emission estimates and radiative impact of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18

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    Ivy, D. J.; Rigby, M.; Baasandorj, M.; Burkholder, J. B.; Prinn, R. G.

    2012-08-01

    Global emission estimates based on new atmospheric observations are presented for the acylic high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs): decafluorobutane (C4F10), dodecafluoropentane (C5F12), tetradecafluorohexane (C6F14), hexadecafluoroheptane (C7F16) and octadecafluorooctane (C8F18). Emissions are estimated using a 3-dimensional chemical transport model and an inverse method that includes a growth constraint on emissions. The observations used in the inversion are based on newly measured archived air samples that cover a 39-yr period, from 1973 to 2011, and include 36 Northern Hemispheric and 46 Southern Hemispheric samples. The derived emission estimates show that global emission rates were largest in the 1980s and 1990s for C4F10 and C5F12, and in the 1990s for C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18. After a subsequent decline, emissions have remained relatively stable, within 20%, for the last 5 yr. Bottom-up emission estimates are available from the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.2 (EDGARv4.2) for C4F10, C5F12, C6F14 and C7F16, and inventories of C4F10, C5F12 and C6F14 are reported to the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Annex 1 countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol. The atmospheric measurement-based emission estimates are 20 times larger than EDGARv4.2 for C4F10 and over three orders of magnitude larger for C5F12 (with 2008 EDGARv4.2 estimates for C5F12 at 9.6 kg yr-1, as compared to 67±53 t yr-1 as derived in this study). The derived emission estimates for C6F14 largely agree with the bottom-up estimates from EDGARv4.2. Moreover, the C7F16 emission estimates are comparable to those of EDGARv4.2 at their peak in the 1990s, albeit significant underestimation for the other time periods. There are no bottom-up emission estimates for C8F18, thus the emission rates reported here are the first for C8F18. The reported inventories for C4F10, C5F12 and C6F14 to UNFCCC are five to ten times lower than those

  4. 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.

  5. The thermodynamic properties of 4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexahydropyrene. [Tetrahydropyrene and hexahydropyrene

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    Chirico, R.D.; Knipmeyer, S.E.; Nguyen, A.; Smith, N.K.; Steele, W.V.

    1992-12-01

    Measurements leading to the calculation of the ideal-gas thermodynamic properties are reported for 4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexahydropyrene. Experimental methods included combustion calorimetry, adiabatic heat-capacity calorimetry, vibrating-tube densitometry, comparative ebulliometry, inclined-piston gauge manometry, and differential-scanning calorimetry (d.s.c.). Critical properties were estimated for both materials based on the measurement results. Entropies, enthalpies, and Gibbs energies of formation were derived for the ideal gases for selected temperatures between 380 K and 700 K. The property-measurement results reported here for 4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene and 1,2,3,6,7,8-hexahydropyrene are the first for these important intermediates in the pyrene/H[sub 2] hydrogenation reaction network.

  6. 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

  7. Replication Bypass of the trans-4-Hydroxynonenal-Derived (6S,8R,11S)-1,N2-Deoxyguanosine DNA Adduct by the Sulfolobus solfataricus DNA Polymerase IV

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    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

  8. 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.

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

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    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.

  10. Synthesis and Application of 1,3,4,5,7,8-Hexafluorotetracyanonaphthoquinodimethane (F6-TNAP): A Conductivity Dopant for Organic Light-Emitting Devices

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    Koech, Phillip K.; Padmaperuma, Asanga B.; Wang, Liang; Swensen, James S.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Darsell, Jens T.; Rainbolt, James E.; Gaspar, Daniel J.

    2010-07-13

    We report the synthesis, photophysical and organic light-emitting device (OLED) properties of an organic molecular p-dopant 1,3,4,5,7,8-hexafluorotetracyanonaphthoquinodimethane (F6-TNAP). F6-TNAP was obtained in a three step 2 pot synthesis from commercially available octafluoronaphthalene. Doping effect of F6-TNAP was evaluated using films of 1-5% F6-TNAP with N,N'-di-1-naphthyl-N,N'-diphenyl-1,1'-biphenyl-4,4'diamineα-NPD) co-evaporated on quartz. UV-vis analysis of these films showed an absorption peak at 950 nm corresponding to the charge transfer complex resulting from electron transfer from α-NPD to F6-TNAP. Hole only devices using α-NPD as the hole transport layer (HTL) doped with F6-TNAP show greater than 2V decrease in operating voltage compared to the undoped device. A decrease in operating voltage was also demonstrated in blue OLED devices using F6-TNAP doped HTL, with a slight decrease in external quantum efficiency (EQE), thus resulting in a net improvement in power efficiency.

  11. Global emission estimates and radiative impact of C4F10, C5F12, C6F14, C7F16 and C8F18

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    Ivy, D. J.; Rigby, M.; Baasandorj, M.; Burkholder, J. B.; Prinn, R. G.

    2012-05-01

    Global emission estimates based on new atmospheric observations are presented for the acylic high molecular weight perfluorocarbons (PFCs): decafluorobutane (C4F10), dodecafluoropentane (C5F12), tetradecafluorohexane (C6F14), hexadecafluoroheptane (C7F16) and octadecafluorooctane (C8F18). Emissions are estimated using a 3-dimensional chemical transport model and an inverse method that includes a growth constraint on emissions. The observations used in the inversion are based on newly measured archived air samples that cover a 39-yr period, from 1973 to 2011, and include 36 Northern Hemispheric and 46 Southern Hemispheric samples (Ivy et al., 2012). The derived emission estimates show that global emission rates were largest in the 1980s and 1990s for C4F10 and C5F12, and in the 1990s for C6F14,C7F16 and C8F18. After a subsequent decline, emissions have remained relatively stable, within 20%, for the last 5 yr. Bottom-up emission estimates are available from the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.2 (EDGARv4.2) for C4F10, C5F12, C6F14 and C7F16, and inventories of C4F10, C5F12 andC6F14 are reported to the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Annex 1 countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol. The atmospheric measurement based emission estimates are 20 times larger than EDGARv4.2 for C4F10 and over three orders of magnitude for C5F12. The derived emission estimates for C6F14 largely agree with the bottom-up estimates from EDGARv4.2. Moreover, the C7F16 emission estimates are comparable to those of EDGARv4.2 at their peak in the 1990s, albeit significant underestimation for the other time periods. There are no bottom-up emission estimates for C8F18, thus the emission rates reported here are the first for C8F18. The reported inventories for C4F10, C5F12 and C6F14 to UNFCCC are five to ten times lower than those estimated in this study. In addition, we present measured infrared absorption spectra for C7F16 and C8

  12. Fragmentation of the fluorite type in Fe8Al(17.4)Si(7.6): structural complexity in intermetallics dictated by the 18 electron rule.

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    Fredrickson, Rie T; Fredrickson, Daniel C

    2012-10-01

    This Article presents the synthesis, structure determination, and bonding analysis of Fe(8)Al(17.4)Si(7.6). Fe(8)Al(17.4)Si(7.6) crystallizes in a new monoclinic structure type based on columns of the fluorite (CaF(2)) structure type. As such, the compound can be seen as part of a structural series in which the fluorite structure-adopted by several transition metal disilicides (TMSi(2))-is fragmented by the incorporation of Al. Electronic structure analysis using density functional theory (DFT) and DFT-calibrated Hückel calculations indicates that the fluorite-type TMSi(2) phases (TM = Co, Ni) exhibit density of states (DOS) pseudogaps near their Fermi energies. An analogous pseudogap occurs for Fe(8)Al(17.4)Si(7.6), revealing that its complex structure serves to preserve this stabilizing feature of the electronic structure. Pursuing the origins of these pseudogaps leads to a simple picture: the DOS minimum in the TMSi(2) structures arises via a bonding scheme analogous to those of 18 electron transition metal complexes. Replacement of Si with Al leads to the necessity of increasing the (Si/Al):TM ratio to maintain this valence electron concentration. The excess Si/Al atoms are accommodated through the fragmentation of the fluorite type. The resulting picture highlights how the elucidating power of bonding concepts from transition metal complexes can extend into the intermetallic realm.

  13. 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.

  14. 6-(4-Amino-2-butyl-imidazoquinolyl)-norleucine: Toll-like receptor 7 and 8 agonist amino acid for self-adjuvanting peptide vaccine.

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    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.

  15. 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

  16. SUPERSTARS III: 6-8.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.

    SUPERSTARS III is a K-8 program designed as an enrichment opportunity for self-directed learners in mathematics. The basic purpose of SUPERSTARS III is to provide the extra challenge that self-motivated students need in mathematics and to do so in a structured, long-term program that does not impinge on the normal classroom routine or the…

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 licenses Toll-like receptor 4-dependent interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 production via IL-6 receptor-positive feedback in endometrial cells

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    Cronin, J G; Kanamarlapudi, V; Thornton, C A; Sheldon, I M

    2016-01-01

    Interleukin 6 (IL-6), acting via the IL-6 receptor (IL6R) and signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3), limits neutrophil recruitment once bacterial infections are resolved. Bovine endometritis is an exemplar mucosal disease, characterized by sustained neutrophil infiltration and elevated IL-6 and IL-8, a neutrophil chemoattractant, following postpartum Gram-negative bacterial infection. The present study examined the impact of the IL6R/STAT3 signaling pathway on IL-8 production by primary endometrial cells in response to short- or long-term exposure to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Gram-negative bacteria. Tyrosine phosphorylation of STAT3 is required for DNA binding and expression of specific targets genes. Immunoblotting indicated constitutive tyrosine phosphorylation of STAT3 in endometrial cells was impeded by acute exposure to LPS. After 24 h exposure to LPS, STAT3 returned to a tyrosine phosphorylated state, indicating cross-talk between the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and the IL6R/STAT3 signaling pathways. This was confirmed by short interfering RNA targeting the IL6R, which abrogated the accumulation of IL-6 and IL-8, induced by LPS. Furthermore, there was a differential endometrial cell response, as the accumulation of IL-6 and IL-8 was dependent on STAT3, suppressor of cytokine signaling 3, and Src kinase signaling in stromal cells, but not epithelial cells. In conclusion, positive feedback through the IL6R amplifies LPS-induced IL-6 and IL-8 production in the endometrium. These findings provide a mechanistic insight into how elevated IL-6 concentrations in the postpartum endometrium during bacterial infection leads to marked and sustained neutrophil infiltration. PMID:26813342

  3. Synthesis, molecular modelling, and preliminary anticonvulsant activity evaluation of novel naphthalen-2-yl acetate and 1,6-dithia-4,9-diazaspiro [4.4] nonane-3,8-dione derivatives.

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    Ghareb, Nagat; Abdel Daim, Mohamed M; El-Sayed, Norhan M; Elgawish, Mohamed Saleh

    2017-04-01

    The synthesis, pharmacological evaluation and molecular modelling study of novel naphthalen-2-yl acetate and 1,6-dithia-4,9-diazaspiro [4.4]nonane-3,8-dione derivatives as potential anticonvulsant agents are described. The newly synthesized compounds were characterized by both analytical and spectral data. Alkylation of 1H-imidazole or substituted piperazine with 1-(2-naphthyl)-2-bromoethanone (2) gave naphthalen-2-yl 2-(1H-imidazol-1-yl) acetate (3) and naphthalen-2-yl 2-(substituted piperazin-1-yl) acetate (4-8). Moreover, condensation of naphthalen-2-yl 2-bromoacetate or 2-bromo-1-(naphthalen-2-yl) ethanone with hydrazine hydrate and acetylacetone resulted in the formation of the cyclic pyrazole products 9 and 13. Sonication of naphthalen-2-yl acetate (1) with 2-chloropyridine, 2-chloropyrimidine and 2-(chloromethyl) oxirane gave naphthalen-2-yl 2-(pyridin-2-yl) acetate (10), naphthalen-2-yl 2-(pyrimidin-2-yl) acetate (11) and naphthalen-2-yl-3-(oxiran-2-yl) propanoate (12) respectively. Cyclocondensation reaction of 2-iminothiazolidin-4-one (14) with thioglycolic acid, thiolactic acid and thiomalic acid gave 1,6-dithia-4,9-diazaspiro [4.4]nonane-3,8-dione derivatives (15-17). The compounds were testedin vivofor the anticonvulsant activity by delaying strychnine-induced seizures. The diazaspirononane (17) and 1-(2-naphthyl)-2-bromoethanone (2) showed a high significant delay in the onset of convulsion and prolongation of survival time compared to phenobarbital. The molecular modelling study of anticonvulsant activity of synthesized compounds showed a CNS depressant activity via modulation of benzodiazepine allosteric site in GABA-A receptors. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Do developmental milestones at 4, 8, 12 and 24 months predict IQ at 5-6 years old? Results of the EDEN mother-child cohort.

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    Peyre, Hugo; Charkaluk, Marie-Laure; Forhan, Anne; Heude, Barbara; Ramus, Franck

    2017-03-01

    The present study aims: (i) to determine how well developmental milestones at 4, 8, 12 and 24 months may predict IQ at 5-6 years old, (ii) to identify cognitive domains during the first two years that best predict later IQ and (iii) to determine whether children with IQ in the normal range at 5-6 years old may differ from disabled (IQ < 70) and gifted children (IQ > 130) with regard to their early cognitive development. The main developmental milestones were collected through self-administered questionnaires rated by parents at 4, 8, 12 and 24 months and through parental questionnaires administered by a trained interviewer and questionnaires completed following a medical examination at 12 months. These questionnaires were derived from the Brunet-Lézine Psychomotor Development Scale and they addressed several cognitive domains (gross and fine motor skills, language and socialization). (i) Developmental milestones predict a substantial part of the later IQ variance from 24 months (R(2) ∼ 20%). (ii) Early language skills more strongly predict later IQ than the other cognitive domains. (iii) Several cognitive domains, but particularly language skills, predict disabled children at 5-6 years old (from the age of 8 months) and gifted children (from the age of 12 months). The present study provides valuable information for early developmental assessment and could contribute to a better understanding of intellectual development. Copyright © 2016 European Paediatric Neurology Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. DFT calculations of the tautomerization and NLO properties of 5-amino-7-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)-2,4,4-trimethyl-1,4-dihydro-1,6-naphthyridine-8-carbonitrile (APNC)

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    Wazzan, Nuha; Safi, Zaki

    2017-09-01

    Amine-imine tautomerization in 5-amino-7-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)-2,4,4-trimethyl-1,4-dihydro-1,6-naphthyridine-8-carbonitrile (APNC) has been studied using the B3LYP, CAM-B3LYP and ωB97XD with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. Optimum molecular geometries, electronic properties, energetics and electronic densities of these systems have been discussed and compared with the available experimental data. Investigation reveals that one tautomer (the amine tautomer) dominates the gas phase. The photochromic properties of APNC and its two imine tautomers have been studied at the elected DFT-functionals and basis set. The interconversion A1 to I2/I3 is predicted to occur photochemically. The NLO properties were also evaluated and discussed.

  6. Crystal structure and optical property of complex perovskite oxynitrides ALi0.2Nb0.8O2.8N0.2, ANa0.2Nb0.8O2.8N0.2, and AMg0.2Nb0.8O2.6N0.4 (A = Sr, Ba)

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    Moon, Keon Ho; Avdeev, Maxim; Kim, Young-Il

    2017-10-01

    Oxynitride type complex perovskites AM0.2Nb0.8O3-xNx (A = Sr, Ba; M = Li, Na, Mg) were newly synthesized by the solid state diffusion of Li+, Na+, or Mg2+ into the layered oxide, A5Nb4O15, with concurrent O/N substitution. Neutron and synchrotron X-ray Rietveld refinement showed that SrLi0.2Nb0.8O2.8N0.2, SrNa0.2Nb0.8O2.8N0.2, and SrMg0.2Nb0.8O2.6N0.4 had body-centered tetragonal symmetry (I4/mcm), while those with A = Ba had simple cubic symmetry (Pm 3 ̅ m). In the tetragonal Sr-compounds, the nitrogen atoms were localized on the c-axial 4a site. However, the octahedral cations, M/Nb (M = Li, Na, Mg) were distributed randomly in all six compounds. The lattice volume of AM0.2Nb0.8O3-xNx was dependent on various factors including the type of A and the electronegativity of M. Compared to the simple perovskites, ANbO2N (A = Sr, Ba), AM0.2Nb0.8O3-xNx had wider band gaps (1.76-2.15 eV for A = Sr and 1.65-2.10 eV for A = Ba), but significantly lower sub-gap absorption.

  7. Performance of a small, graphite electrode, multistage depressed collector with a 500-W, continuous wave, 4.8- to 9.6-GHz traveling wave tube

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    Ramins, Peter; Lesny, Gary G.; Ebihara, Ben T.; Peet, Shelly

    1988-01-01

    A small, isotropic graphite multistage depressed collector (MDC) and a short permanent magnet refocuser were designed, fabricated, and evaluated in conjunction with a 500-W, continuous-wave (CW), 4.8 to 9.6 GHz traveling wave tube (TWT). A novel performance optimization system and technique were used to optimize the TWT-MDC performance for saturated broad-band operation. The MDC performance was evaluated in both four- and three-stage configurations. Average TWT overall and four-stage collector efficiencies of 43.8 and 82.6 percent, respectively, were obtained for saturated octave-bandwidth operation. The isotropic graphite electrode material performed well, and shows considerable promise. However, considerably more test experience is required before definitive conclusions on its suitability for space and airborne TWT's can be made.

  8. The fluorescence properties of the phenylated fullerenes C 70Ph 4, C 70Ph 6, C 70Ph 8, and C 70Ph 10 in room temperature solutions

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    Schwell, Martin; Gustavsson, Thomas; Marguet, Sylvie; Vaissière, Benoı̂t de La; Wachter, Norbert K.; Birkett, Paul R.; Mialocq, Jean-Claude; Leach, Sydney

    2001-12-01

    The emission and excitation spectra of four phenylated [70] fullerenes, C 70Ph 4, C 70Ph 6, C 70Ph 8, and C 70Ph 10 in cyclohexane and toluene solutions have been measured. The fluorescence spectra and related excited state properties are found to depend strongly on the number of attached phenyl groups, but with no systematic trends. Quantum yields and fluorescence lifetimes were measured for C 70Ph 6, C 70Ph 8, and C 70Ph 10, allowing the determination of S1 → S0 radiative transition rates kR. It is found that kR for C 70Ph 10 is about six times larger than for the other compounds. This is consistent with measured absorbtivities for these compounds. The particular character of C 70Ph 10 is also manifested by its higher intersystem crossing rate kISC.

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

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    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.

  10. Spectroscopic characterization of the isolated SF6- and C4F8- anions: observation of very long harmonic progressions in symmetric deformation modes upon photodetachment.

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    Bopp, Joseph C; Roscioli, Joseph R; Johnson, Mark A; Miller, Thomas M; Viggiano, A A; Villano, Stephanie M; Wren, Scott W; Lineberger, W Carl

    2007-02-22

    Spectroscopic studies of the SF6- and c-C4F8- anions are reported to provide experimental benchmarks for theoretical predictions of their structures and electron binding energies. The photoelectron spectrum of SF6- is dominated by a long progression in the S-F stretching mode, with an envelope consistent with theoretical predictions that the anion preserves the Oh symmetry of the neutral, but has a longer S-F bond length. This main progression occurs with an unexpectedly strong contribution from a second mode, however, whose characteristic energy does not correspond to any of the neutral SF6 fundamental vibrations in its ground electronic state. The resulting doublet pattern is evident when the bare ion is prepared with low internal energy content (i.e., using N2 carrier gas in a free jet or liquid nitrogen-cooling in a flowing afterglow) but is much better resolved in the spectrum of the SF6-.Ar complex. The infrared predissociation spectrum of SF6-.Ar consists of a strong band at 683(5) cm(-1), which we assign to the nu3 (t1u) fundamental, the same mode that yields the strong 948 cm(-1) infrared transition in neutral SF6. One qualitatively interesting aspect of the SF6- behavior is the simple structure of its photoelectron spectrum, which displays uncluttered, harmonic bands in an energy region where the neutral molecule contains about 2 eV of vibrational excitation. We explore this effect further in the c-C4F8- anion, which also presents a system that is calculated to undergo large, symmetrical distortion upon electron attachment to the neutral. The photoelectron spectrum of this species is dominated by a long, single vibrational progression, this time involving the symmetric ring-breathing mode. Like the SF6- case, the c-C4F8- spectrum is remarkably isolated and harmonic in spite of the significant internal excitation of a relatively complex molecular framework. Both these perfluorinated anions thus share the property that the symmetrical deformation of the

  11. Neolignans with a Rare 2-Oxaspiro[4.5]deca-6,9-dien-8-one Motif from the Stem Bark of Cinnamomum subavenium.

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    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. A gold superatom with 10 electrons in Au13(PPh3)8(p-SC6H4CO2H)3

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    Takano, Shinjiro; Yamazoe, Seiji; Tsukuda, Tatsuya

    2017-05-01

    The title compound Au13(PPh3)8(p-MBA)3 (1) was synthesized by chemical reduction of the neutral complex Au(PPh3)(p-MBA)(p-MBA = p-SC6H4CO2H). Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of 1 showed that the Au11 core is protected by seven PPh3 ligands and an Au2(p-MBA)3(PPh3)1 assembled ligand. Optical spectroscopy indicated that the electronic structure of the Au11 core of 1 is significantly different from that of the conventional Au11 superatom with an electron configuration of (1S)2(1P)6. Density-functional theory calculations demonstrated that the Au11 core can be viewed as a non-rare-gas-like superatom with an electron configuration of (1S)2(1P)6(1D)2.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Theoretical study of the structures and first hyperpolarizabilities of C60Cl n and Li@C60Cl n (n = 4, 6, 8, 10).

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    Song, Yao-Dong; Wang, Liang; Wu, Li-Ming

    2016-06-01

    We recently reported (Song Y-D et al., 2016, J Mol Model 22:50) that doping with Li greatly affects the static first hyperpolarizability of C60Cl2. In this work, with a view to creating nonlinear optical materials with high thermodynamic stability and wide transparent regions, a series of Li@C60Cl n (n = 4, 6, 8, 10) were designed. The structures, electrostatic potentials, electronic structures, absorption spectra, and linear and nonlinear optical properties of C60Cl n and Li@C60Cl n were systematically investigated using density functional theory (DFT) methods. The results of our calculations indicated that the stability of these molecules decreases in the order Li@C60Cl10 > Li@C60Cl8 > Li@C60Cl6 > Li@C60Cl4. It is clear that the number of Cl atoms greatly influences the stability of Li@C60Cl n . Li@C60Cl n showed greater thermodynamic stability than Li@C60Cl2. We also investigated the first hyperpolarizabilities of Li@C60Cl n and found them to be 2973, 3640, 4307, and 2627 au for n = 4, 6, 8, and 10, respectively-higher than that of Li@C60Cl2. Finally, we noted that the transparent region could be modulated by increasing the number of Cl atoms: Li@C60Cl n possess wider transparent regions than that of Li@C60Cl2. We therefore believe that this study has highlighted an effective method for designing nonlinear optical materials with high thermodynamic stability and wide transparent regions.

  16. Assembly of 4-, 6- and 8-connected Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers: Synthesis, solvent-dependent structural variation and properties

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    Li, Zhao-Hao; Xue, Li-Ping; Miao, Shao-Bin; Zhao, Bang-Tun

    2016-08-15

    The reaction of Cd(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·4H{sub 2}O, 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid (H{sub 2}tdc) and 1,2-bis(imidazol-1′-yl)methane (bimm) by modulating solvent systems yielded three highly connected pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers based on different dinuclear [Cd{sub 2}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}] subunits bridged by carboxylate groups. Single crystal structural analyses reveal structural variation from 4-connected 2D sql layer, 6-connected 2-fold interpenetrated 3D pcu to 8-connected 3D bcu-type network in compounds 1–3. The structural dissimilarity in the structures dependent on the coordination environments of Cd(II) ions and linking modes of mixed ligand influenced by different solvent systems during the synthesis process. Moreover, thermogravimetric and photoluminescence behaviors of 1–3 were also investigated for the first time, and all the complexes emit blue luminescence in the solid state. - Graphical abstract: Key Topic. Different solvent systems modulated three Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers based on thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylate and 1,2-bis(imidazol-1′-yl)methane mixed ligands. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Three solvent-dependent Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers have been synthesized. • Structural variation from 4-connected 2D layer, 6-connected 2-fold interpenetrated 3D net to 8-connected 3D net. • All complexes emit blue luminescence.

  17. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Oxolane C4H8O + C6H10O Cyclohexanone (VMSD1212, LB3919_V)

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    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 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Oxolane C4H8O + C6H10O Cyclohexanone (VMSD1212, LB3919_V)' providing data by calculation of molar excess volume from low-pressure density measurements at variable mole fraction and constant temperature.

  18. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Oxolane C4H8O + C6H10O Cyclohexanone (VMSD1111, LB3912_V)

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    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 'Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Oxolane C4H8O + C6H10O Cyclohexanone (VMSD1111, LB3912_V)' providing data from direct low-pressure measurement of mass density at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  19. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Cyclohexanone C6H10O + C8H10 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (VMSD1111, LB4821_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 Cyclohexanone C6H10O + C8H10 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (VMSD1111, LB4821_V)' providing data from direct low-pressure measurement of mass density at variable mole fraction and constant temperature, in the single-phase region(s).

  20. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Cyclohexanone C6H10O + C8H10 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (VMSD1212, LB4825_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 Cyclohexanone C6H10O + C8H10 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (VMSD1212, LB4825_V)' providing data by calculation of molar excess volume from low-pressure density measurements at variable mole fraction and constant temperature.

  1. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Cyclohexanone C6H10O + C8H10 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (VMSD1511, LB4830_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 Cyclohexanone C6H10O + C8H10 1,4-Dimethylbenzene (VMSD1511, LB4830_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. Phase transitions and unusual behavior of heat capacity in metal organic framework compound Zn2(C8H4O4)2·N2(CH2)6

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    Paukov, I. E.; Samsonenko, D. G.; Pischur, D. P.; Kozlova, S. G.; Gabuda, S. P.

    2014-12-01

    Thermodynamic properties of high-porous metal-organic framework (MOF) compound Zn2(C8H4O4)2·N2(CH2)6 were studied in the temperature range 8.9-300 K using low-temperature adiabatic calorymetry and DSC methods. Phase transitions were observed at ~15, ~60, and ~135 K. It is shown that specific heat of the compound obeys the classical Debye law Cp~T3 only below 15 K, whereas above 15 K it is proportional to the first degree of temperature, Cp~T, to indicate a strong anisotropy of crystal vibrations corresponding to 1D continuum. It is shown that the strong anisotropy can be related to coordination interaction of Zn2+ and N2(CH2)6 ligands in the specific structure of compound Zn2(C8H4O4)2·N2(CH2)6.

  3. Both CD8+ and CD4+ T Cells Contribute to Corneal Clouding and Viral Clearance following Vaccinia Virus Infection in C57BL/6 Mice

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    Larsen, I. V.; Clausius, H.; Kolb, A. W.

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Vaccinia virus (VACV) keratitis is a serious complication following smallpox vaccination and can lead to blindness. The pathological mechanisms involved in ocular VACV infection are poorly understood. Previous studies have used rabbits, but the lack of immune reagents and transgenic or knockout animals makes them less suitable for mechanistic studies. We report that infection of C57BL/6 mice with 1 × 107 PFU of vaccinia virus strain WR results in blepharitis, corneal neovascularization, and stromal keratitis. The DryVax strain of VACV was completely attenuated. Infection required corneal scarification and replication-competent virus, and the severity of ocular disease was similar in 4- to 6-week-old and 1-year-old mice. Viral titers peaked at approximately 1 × 106 PFU on day 5 postinfection, and virus had not cleared by day 13 postinfection. Neutrophils were found in the peripheral cornea on day 1 after infection and then declined, followed by infiltration of both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, which remained peripheral throughout the infection. Blood vessel growth extended 2 to 5 mm into the cornea from the limbus. Infection of CD4−/−, CD8−/−, or antibody-depleted mice resulted in similar disease severity and corneal clouding, indicating that both T-cell subsets were involved in the immunopathological response. Depletion of both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells resulted in significantly more severe disease and failure to clear the virus. On the basis of our results, the pathology of VACV keratitis is significantly different from that of herpes simplex virus keratitis. Further studies are likely to reveal novel information regarding virulence and immune responses to viral ocular infection. IMPORTANCE Potentially blinding eye infections can occur after vaccination for smallpox. Very little is known about the pathological mechanisms that are involved, and the information that is available was generated using rabbit models. The lack of immunological reagents for

  4. 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). Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. The g-tensor of the flavin cofactor in (6-4) photolyase: a 360 GHz/12.8 T electron paramagnetic resonance study

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    Schnegg, A.; Kay, C. W. M.; Schleicher, E.; Hitomi, K.; Todo, T.; Möbius, K.; Weber, S.

    2006-05-01

    The g-tensor of the neutral radical form of the flavin adenine dinucleotide cofactor FADH• of (6-4) photolyase from Xenopus laevis has been determined by very high-magnetic-field/high-microwave-frequency electron-paramagnetic resonance (EPR) performed at 360 GHz/12.8 T. Due to the high spectral resolution the anisotropy of the g-tensor could be fully resolved in the frozen-solution continuous-wave EPR spectrum. By least square fittings of spectral simulations to experimental data, the principal values of the g-tensor have been established: gX = 2.00433(5), gY = 2.00368(5), gZ = 2.00218(7). A comparison of very high-field EPR data and proton and deuteron electron-nuclear double resonance measurements yielded precise information concerning the orientation of the g-tensor with respect to the molecular frame. This data allowed a comparison to be made between the principal values of the g-tensors of the FADH• cofactors of photolyases involved in the repair of two different DNA lesions: the cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) and the (6-4) photoproduct. It was found that gX and gZ are similar in both enzymes, whereas the gY component is slightly larger in (6-4) photolyase. This result clearly shows the sensitivity of the g-tensor to subtle differences in the protein environment experienced by the flavin.

  6. 24 CFR 8.6 - Communications.

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  12. 43 CFR 8.6 - Buildings.

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  14. 24 CFR 8.6 - Communications.

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  15. 43 CFR 8.6 - Buildings.

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  19. Synthesis and crystal structure of chlorate-enclathrated in aluminogermanate sodalite Na8[AlGeO4]6(ClO3)2

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    Borhade, Ashok V.; Dholi, Arun G.

    2013-04-01

    Encapsulation of chlorate in sodalite with aluminogermanate host framework has been obtained by one pot hydrothermal synthesis at 393 K. The crystal structure of Na8[AlGeO4]6(ClO3)2; sodalite was refined from X-ray powder data in the space group Pbar 43 n: a = 9.169 Å, where Al-O-Ge angle is 137.6°. The 27Al MAS NMR study confirmed alternate Ge and Al ordering of the sodalite framework, while 23Na gave insight into the structure and dynamics of the cage fillings. Infrared spectrum confirmed the encapsulation of chlorate as well as the framework formation of aluminogermanate sodalite. SEM study showed the retention of cubical morphology of the aluminogermanate sodalite. Thermogravimetric analysis provided information on the extent of chlorate entrapment, stability within the sodalite cages and decomposition properties.

  20. Anti-Inflammatory Effects of 6,8-Diprenyl-7,4'-dihydroxyflavanone from Sophora tonkinensis on Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated RAW 264.7 Cells.

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    Chae, Hee-Sung; Yoo, Hunseung; Kim, Young-Mi; Choi, Young Hee; Lee, Chang Hoon; Chin, Young-Won

    2016-08-11

    The anti-inflammatory effects and molecular mechanism of 6,8-diprenyl-7,4'-dihydroxyflavanone (DDF), one of the flavanones found in Sophora tonkinensis, were assessed in vitro through macrophage-mediated inflammation in the present study. The anti-inflammatory effects of DDF were not previously reported. DDF inhibited the production of nitric oxide and the expression of tumor necrosis factor α, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6. Furthermore, the activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs) in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages was suppressed by treatment with DDF. Therefore, DDF demonstrated potentially anti-inflammatory effects via the blockade of NF-κB and ERK activation in macrophages.

  1. 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

  2. Suppression of Adipogenesis by 5-Hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-Hexamethoxyflavone from Orange Peel in 3T3-L1 Cells.

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    Wang, Yu; Lee, Pei-Sheng; Chen, Yi-Fen; Ho, Chi-Tang; Pan, Min-Hsiung

    2016-09-01

    We reported previously that hydroxylated polymethoxyflavones (HPMFs) effectively suppressed obesity in high-fat-induced mouse. In this study, we further investigated the molecular mechanism of action of 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-hexamethoxyflavone (5-OH-HxMF), one of major HPMFs in orange peel. Treatment of 5-OH-HxMF effectively inhibited lipid accumulation by 55-60% in a dose-dependent manner. The 5-OH-HxMF attenuated adipogenesis through downregulating adipogenesis-related transcription factors such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBPs), as well as downstream target fatty acid synthase and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). 5-OH-HxMF activated adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase signaling and silent mating type information regulation 1 (SIRTUIN 1 or SIRT1) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes to decrease lipid accumulation. In addition, the inhibition rate of lipid accumulation was compared between 5-OH-HxMF and 3,5,6,7,8,3',4'-heptamethoxyflavone (HpMF). 5-OH-HxMF inhibited lipid accumulation 15-20% more than HpMF did, indicating that hydroxyl group at position 5 can be a key factor in the suppression of adipogenesis.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    PubMed

    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.

  5. 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).

  6. Ion-beam-driven amorphization of Ca{sub 2}La{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2} single crystals

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    Weber, W.J.; Hess, N.J.; Wang, L.M.

    1993-11-01

    Single crystals of Ca{sub 2}La{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}, with 1% Nd substituted for La, were irradiated with 0.8 MeV Ne{sup +} and 1.5 MeV Kr{sub +} ions from 15 to 773 K. The irradiations were carried out using the HVEM-Tandem Facility at Argonne National Laboratory. The structural changes and the ion fluence for complete amorphization were determined by in situ transmission electron microscopy. The ion fluence for complete amorphization increased with temperature in two stages associated with defect annealing processes. The critical temperature for amorphization increased from {approximately}360 K for 0.8 MeV Ne{sup +} to {approximately}710 K for 1.5 MeV Kr{sup +}. During in situ annealing studies, irradiation-enhanced recrystallization was observed at 923 K. Spatially-resolved fluorescence spectra of the Nd ion excited with 488.0 mn laser excitation showed marked line-broadening toward the center of the amorphous regions. Initial measurements indicate the subtle shifts of the {sup 9}I{sub 9/2} groundstate energy levels can be measured by pumping directly into the excited state {sup 4}F{sub 3/2} manifold suggesting that the line broadening observed originates from a distribution of geometrically distorted Nd sites.

  7. 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.

  8. Assembly of 4-, 6- and 8-connected Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers: Synthesis, solvent-dependent structural variation and properties

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    Li, Zhao-Hao; Xue, Li-Ping; Miao, Shao-Bin; Zhao, Bang-Tun

    2016-08-01

    The reaction of Cd(NO3)2·4H2O, 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid (H2tdc) and 1,2-bis(imidazol-1‧-yl)methane (bimm) by modulating solvent systems yielded three highly connected pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers based on different dinuclear [Cd2(CO2)2] subunits bridged by carboxylate groups. Single crystal structural analyses reveal structural variation from 4-connected 2D sql layer, 6-connected 2-fold interpenetrated 3D pcu to 8-connected 3D bcu-type network in compounds 1-3. The structural dissimilarity in the structures dependent on the coordination environments of Cd(II) ions and linking modes of mixed ligand influenced by different solvent systems during the synthesis process. Moreover, thermogravimetric and photoluminescence behaviors of 1-3 were also investigated for the first time, and all the complexes emit blue luminescence in the solid state.

  9. The Monte Carlo event generator AcerMC versions 2.0 to 3.8 with interfaces to PYTHIA 6.4, HERWIG 6.5 and ARIADNE 4.1

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    Kersevan, Borut Paul; Richter-Waş, Elzbieta

    2013-03-01

    parton density functions. Provided is also a set of control processes: qq¯→W→ℓν; qq¯→Z/γ∗→ℓℓ; gg,qq¯→tt¯ and gg→(tt¯→)WbWb¯; Reasons for new version: Implementation of several new processes and methods. Summary of revisions: Each version added new processes or functionalities, a detailed list is given in the section “Changes since AcerMC 1.0”. Restrictions: The package is optimised for the 14 TeV pp collision simulated in the LHC environment and also works at the achieved LHC energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV. The consistency between results of the complete generation using PYTHIA 6.4 or HERWIG 6.5 interfaces is technically limited by the different approaches taken in both these generators for evaluating αQCD and αQED couplings and by the different models for fragmentation/hadronisation. For the consistency check, in the AcerMC library contains native coded definitions of the QCD and αQED. Using these native definitions leads to the same total cross-sections both with PYTHIA 6.4 or HERWIG 6.5 interfaces.

  10. 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.

  11. Ethyl 8-chloro-1-cyclo­propyl-6,7-difluoro-4-oxo-1,4-dihydro­quinoline-3-carboxyl­ate

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    Sun, Hong-shun; Jiang, Long; Li, Yu-Long; Lu, Xin-hua; Xu, Hong

    2011-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C15H12ClF2NO3, the quinoline ring system is not planar, the dihedral angle between the pyridine and benzene rings being 3.55 (8)°. In the crystal, inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into layers parallel to (101). PMID:22219996

  12. Understanding the borane analogy in Al(n)H(n+4) (n = 5-19): unprecedented stability of a non-Wade-Mingos cluster Al(8)H(12) fused by two T(d)-like Al(4)H(6).

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    Fu, Li-Juan; Jin, Lin; Shao, Chang-Bin; Ding, Yi-Hong

    2010-06-07

    Contrasting the boranes B(n)H(n+4) with rich chemistry, the alanes Al(n)H(n+4) remain largely unknown in laboratory, except for the simplest Al(2)H(6). Though recent experimental and theoretical studies have proved Al(n)H(n+2) to be the borane analogues, whether or not the borane analogy can exist for the more complicated Al(n)H(n+4) is still unclear. In this paper, we find that at the B3PW91/TZVP level, Al(n)H(n+4) each has a nido-single cluster ground structure as B(n)H(n+4) for n < 12. For n >or= 12, the fusion cluster becomes energetically more competitive than the single cluster also as B(n)H(n+4). Thus, concerning the ground structures, the alanes Al(n)H(n+4) (n = 5-19) could be considered as the borane analogues. Remarkably, Al(8)H(12) has a novel closo(4)-closo(4) cluster fused by two T(d)-like subunits Al(4)H(6), lying only 0.49 kcal/mol above the single cluster. The Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamic simulation shows that the closo(4)-closo(4) fusion cluster intrinsically has high kinetic stability, which can be ascribed to the rigidity of the T(d)-Al(4)H(6) subunit. Since T(d)-Al(4)H(6) has been experimentally characterized in a gas phase very recently, we strongly recommend that the unprecedented non-Wade-Mingos alane Al(8)H(12) can be effectively formed via the direct dimerization between two T(d)-Al(4)H(6), with the reaction energy (-39.65 kcal/mol) very similar to that of the known dialane (2AlH(3) --> Al(2)H(6), -35.27 kcal/mol).

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Pump-probe photoelectron velocity-map imaging of autoionizing singly excited 4s{sup 1}4p{sup 6}np{sup 1}(n=7,8) and doubly excited 4s{sup 2}4p{sup 4}5s{sup 1}6p{sup 1} resonances in atomic krypton

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    Doughty, Benjamin; Haber, Louis H.; Leone, Stephen R.

    2011-10-15

    Pump-probe photoelectron velocity-map imaging, using 27-eV high-harmonic excitation and 786-nm ionization, is used to resolve overlapping autoionizing resonances in atomic krypton, obtaining two-photon photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) for singly and doubly excited states. Two features in the photoelectron spectrum are assigned to singly excited 4s{sup 1}4p{sup 6}np{sup 1} (n = 7,8) configurations and four features provide information about double excitation configurations. The anisotropy parameters for the singly excited 7p configuration are measured to be {beta}{sub 2} = 1.61 {+-} 0.06 and {beta}{sub 4} = 1.54 {+-} 0.16 while the 8p configuration gives {beta}{sub 2} = 1.23 {+-} 0.19 and {beta}{sub 4} = 0.60 {+-} 0.15. These anisotropies most likely represent the sum of overlapping PADs from states of singlet and triplet spin multiplicities. Of the four bands corresponding to ionization of doubly excited states, two are assigned to 4s{sup 2}4p{sup 4}5s{sup 1}6p{sup 1} configurations that are probed to different J-split ion states. The two remaining doubly excited states are attributed to a previously observed, but unassigned, resonance in the vacuum-ultraviolet photoabsorption spectrum. The PADs from each of the double excitation states are also influenced by overlap from neighboring states that are not completely spectrally resolved. The anisotropies of the observed double excitation states are reported, anticipating future theoretical and experimental work to separate the overlapping PADs into the state resolved PADs. The results can be used to test theories of excited state ionization.

  16. Synthesis, hypnotic properties and molecular modeling studies of 1,2,7,9-tetraaza-spiro[4.5]dec-2-ene-6,8,10-triones.

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    Girgis, Adel S; Farag, Hanaa; Ismail, Nasser S M; George, Riham F

    2011-10-01

    1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition reaction of nitrilimines with 5-arylidene-1,3-dimethyl-2,4,6-pyrimidinetriones 1a-i afforded 7,9-dimethyl-1,3,4-triaryl-1,2,7,9-tetraaza-spiro[4.5]dec-2-ene-6,8,10-triones 3a-k in a high regioselective manner. Single crystal X-ray study of 3d added a conclusive support for the assigned structure. Potentiating effects of the synthesized compounds 3a-k (at a dose of 25 mg/kg body weight) on hypnotic action of sodium thiopental (at a dose of 75 mg/kg body weight i.p.) were investigated in vivo using Albino mice according to the standard method. Most of the tested compounds revealed promising hypnotic potentiating effects especially compounds 3k and 3e that could be nominated as short-acting hypnotics. A hypothesis of molecular modeling study, including fitting of the synthesized compounds into 3D-pharmacophore using Discovery Studio 2.5 software and their docking into optimized homology model of GABA(A)-α(1) showed good results consistent with the observed pharmacological properties. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  17. (8S,9S,10R)-4-(4-Chloro-benz-yloxy)-7,8-didehydro-3,7-dimeth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinan-6-one monohydrate.

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    Zheng, Xing-Liang; Chen, Shu-Jun; Jiang, Ning-Fei; Zhan, Sue-Hui

    2011-05-01

    In the title compound, C(26)H(28)Cl(N)O(4)·H(2)O, the dihedral angle betwene the two aromatic rings is 69.73 (6)°. The N-containing ring exhibits a chair conformation, while the other non-aromatic rings are in approximate envelope conformations. In the crystal, the water mol-ecule forms O-H⋯O and O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds and a C-H⋯O link also occurs.

  18. Electric Field and Current Density Performance Analysis of Sf6, C4f8 and CO2 Gases As An Insulation

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    Mazli, Ahmad Danial Ahmad; Jamail, Nor Akmal Mohd; Azlin Othman, Nordiana

    2017-08-01

    SF6 gases are not only widely used as an insulating component in electric power industry but also as an arc extinguishing performance in high voltage (HV) gas-insulated circuit breaker (GCB). SF6 gases is generally used in the production of semiconductor materials and devices. Though these gasses is widely used in many application, the presences of temperature hotspot in the insulations may affect the insulation characteristics particularly electric field and current density. Therefore, it is important to determine the relationship between electric field and current density of gasses used in the insulator in the presence of hotspot. In this paper, three types of gases in particular Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6), Octafluorocylobutane (C4F8), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) was used in the insulator for gas insulation with the presence of two hotspots. These two hotspost were detected by referring the rising temperature in the insulator which are 1000 and 2000 Kelvin temperature for hotspot 1 and hotspot 2, respectively. From the simulation results, it can be concluded that Sulphur Hexafluoride (SF6) is the best choice for gas insulation since it had the lowest current density and electric field compared to Octafluorocylobutane (C4F8), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2). It is observed that the maximum current density and electric field for SF6 during normal condition are 358.94 × 103 V/m and 0.643 × 109 A/m2, respectively. Meanwhile, during temperature rising at hotspot 1 and hotspot 2, SF6 also had lowest current density and electric field compared to the other gasses where the results for Emax and Jmax at hotspot 1 are 322.34 × 103 V/m and 1.934 × 109 A/m2, respectively; While, Emax and Jmax at hotspot 2 are 259.77× 103 V/m and 2.824 × 109 A/m2. The results of this analysis can be used to find the best choices of gas that can be used in the insulator.

  19. 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

  20. 4-Hydroxybenzyl modification of the highly teratogenic retinoid, 4-[(1E)-2-(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthalenyl)-1-propen-1-yl]benzoic acid (TTNPB), yields a compound that induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells and shows reduced teratogenicity.

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    Anding, Allyson L; Nieves, Nirca J; Abzianidze, Victoria V; Collins, Michael D; Curley, Robert W; Clagett-Dame, Margaret

    2011-11-21

    Retinoids are a class of compounds with structural similarity to vitamin A. These compounds inhibit the proliferation of many cancer cell lines but have had limited medical application as they are often toxic at therapeutic levels. Efforts to synthesize retinoids with a greater therapeutic index have met with limited success. 4-[(1E)-2-(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthalenyl)-1-propen-1-yl]benzoic acid (TTNPB) is one of the most biologically active all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA) analogues and is highly teratogenic. In this study, we show that modification of the TTNPB carboxyl group with an N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)amido (4HPTTNPB) or a 4-hydroxybenzyl (4HBTTNPB) group changes the activity of the compound in cell culture and in vivo. Unlike TTNPB, both compounds induce apoptosis in cancer cells and bind poorly to the retinoic acid receptors (RARs). Like the similarly modified all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA) analogues N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (4-HPR/fenretinide) and 4-hydroxybenzylretinone (4-HBR), 4HBTTNPB is a potent activator of components of the ER stress pathway. The amide-linked analogue, 4HPTTNPB, is less toxic to developing embryos than the parent TTNPB, and most significantly, the 4-hydroxybenzyl-modified compound (4HBTTNPB) that cannot be hydrolyzed in vivo to the parent TTNPB compound is nearly devoid of teratogenic liability.

  1. Absolute Charge Exchange Cross Sections for C^3,4,5,6+, N^4,5+, O^5,6,7+ , and Ne^7,8+ Collisions with H2O, CH4, CO, and CO2

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    Mawhorter, Richard; Djuric, Nada; Hossain, Sabbir; Macaskill, John; Smith, Steven J.; Chutjian, Ara

    2006-05-01

    The success of the Deep Impact and Stardust missions is advancing our understanding of the structure and composition of comets. This information drives and enhances ongoing cometary EUV and X-ray studies. In turn, our experimental absolute charge exchange cross sections for collisions of highly-charged solar wind ions with cometary gases are necessary for detailed modeling and analysis of these studies. For systems studied earlier, these data agree with the previous measurements made with smaller apertures [1], demonstrating reproducibility and complete angular collection. The ion beam accelerating potential was typically 7 kV, which yields ion velocities consistent with the fast component of the solar wind. Slow solar wind velocity data for O^6+ on CO and CO2 will also be presented. This work was carried out at JPL/Caltech, and was supported through contract with NASA. N. Djuric and S. Hossain also acknowledge support through the NASA-NRC program. [1] J.B. Greenwood, et al., Phys. Rev A 63, 062707 (2001).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Theoretical and spectroscopic study of ethyl 1,4-dihydro-4-oxoquinoline-3-carboxylate and its 6-fluoro and 8-nitro derivatives in neutral and radical anion forms

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    Rimarčík, Ján; Punyain, Kraiwan; Lukeš, Vladimír; Klein, Erik; Dvoranová, Dana; Kelterer, Anne-Marie; Milata, Viktor; Lietava, Jozef; Brezová, Vlasta

    2011-05-01

    A systematic comparative theoretical and spectroscopic study has been performed on a series of four recently prepared ethyl 4-oxoquinoline-3-carboxylate derivatives possessing a variety of biological activities. The most probable oxo- and hydroxy-tautomeric neutral molecular forms were identified using density functional theory (DFT). Vertical optical transitions were calculated for global minima using time-dependent version of DFT. Calculated spectra were compared with the experimental electronic spectra of quinolones measured in various aprotic solvents (toluene, acetonitrile, dimethylsulfoxide). Finally, the structures and spin density distributions of radical anions obtained upon photoinduced reduction of two nitro-substituted derivatives in titania suspension were deduced from the comparison of calculated isotropic hyperfine coupling constants with experimental data determined from EPR spectra.

  6. Reaction of 1H-1-oxo-2,4,6,8-tetrakis(tert-butyl)phenoxazine with certain group II-IV metals

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    Karsanov, I.V.; Ivakhnenko, E.P.; Khandkarova, V.S.; Rubezhov, A.Z.; Okhlobystin, O.Yu.; Minkin, V.I.; Prokof'ev, A.I.; Kabachnik, M.I.

    1987-07-10

    It has already been shown that 2-amino-4,6-di(tert-butyl)phenol reacts with 3,5-di(tert-butyl)-o-benzoquinone to form 1H-1-oxo-2,4,6,8-tetrakis(tert-butyl)phenoxazine (I), which is readily reduced by alkali metals to the corresponding semiquinone anion-radical (II), and further to the diamagnetic dianion (IIA). They made use of this ability of (I) to undergo reduction to prepare anion-radical salts with different group II-IV metals in the form of their amalgams. In the EPR spectrum of the anion-radical complex (III) formed in the reduction of (I) by a thallium amalgam, the HFI constants of the unpaired electron with magnetic nuclei of the organic ligand are close to those of the K-salt (II), and a substantial HFI is observed with the /sup 203,205/Tl nuclei. This unequivocally proves that the complex has a semiquinone structure, since an HFI on the /sup 203,205/Tl nuclei of such an order of magnitude is characteristic of o-benzoquinone salts with a thallium cation.

  7. 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.

  8. Inhibition of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase by 5,6,7,8-tetrafluoro-3-hydroxy-2-phenylquinolin-4(1H)-one.

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    Šeflová, Jaroslava; Čechová, Petra; Biler, Michal; Hradil, Pavel; Kubala, Martin

    2017-07-01

    Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) is an enzyme of crucial importance for all animal cells. We examined the inhibitory effects of halogenated phenylquinolinones on NKA. The 5,6,7,8-tetrafluoro-3-hydroxy-2-phenylquinolin-4(1H)-one (TFHPQ) was identified as an efficient NKA inhibitor with IC50 near 10 μM. The inhibition by TFHPQ is particularly efficient at higher concentrations of K(+), where NKA adopts the E2 conformation. The experimental observations are in a good agreement with the outcomes from molecular docking. We identified an energetically favourable TFHPQ binding site for the K(+)-bound NKA, which is located in the proximity of the cytoplasmic C-terminus. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. and Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire (SFBBM). All rights reserved.

  9. Hydrothermal synthesis, characterization, and thermal properties of alumino silicate azide sodalite, Na8[AlSiO4]6(N3)2

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    Borhade, A. V.; Wakchaure, S. G.; Dholi, A. G.; Kshirsagar, T. A.

    2017-07-01

    First time we report the synthesis, structural characterization and thermal behavior of an unusual N3 - containing alumino-silicate sodalite mineral. Azide sodalite, Na8[AlSiO4]6(N3)2 has been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions at 433 K in steel lined Teflon autoclave. The structural and microstructural properties of azide sodalite mineral was characterized by various methods including FT-IR, XRD, SEM, TGA, and MAS NMR. Crystal structure have been refined by Rietveld method in P\\bar 43n space group, indicating that the N3 - sodalite has cubic in lattice. High temperature study was carried out to see the effect of thermal expansion on cell dimension ( a o) of azide sodalite. Thermal behavior of sodalite was also assessed by thermogravimetric method.

  10. Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of Bi0.8Ba0.2Fe0.6Mn0.4O3 ceramic

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    Rangi, Manisha; Sanghi, S.; Agarwal, A.; Kaswan, K.; Jangra, S.; Singh, O.

    2016-05-01

    Polycrystalline Bi0.8Ba0.2Fe0.6Mn0.4O3 ceramic was synthesized via conventional two stage solid state reaction method. The crystal structure is examined via powder x-ray diffraction and Rietveld refinement revealed that the sample has a rhombohedral crystal structure (space group R3c). The dielectric response of the sample was analyzed in the frequency range 10 Hz to 5 MHz at different temperature. The values of dielectric constant (ɛ') and dielectric loss factor (tan δ) increases with increasing temperature at different frequencies which may be the result of increase in the number of charge carriers and their mobilities due to the thermal activation. M-H hysteresis loop was recorded at room temperature up to a field of 15 kOe which shows that there is slightly enhancement in magnetization with co-doping.

  11. Production of recoil Nei+ ions accompanied by electron loss and capture of 1.05-MeV/amu Neq+ (q=2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) ions

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    Tawara, H.; Tonuma, T.; Kumagai, H.; Matsuo, T.

    1990-01-01

    The charge distributions and production cross sections of recoil ions accompanied by projectile electron loss and capture have been compared in 1.05-MeV/amu Neq+ (q=2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) +Ne collisions. While singly charged recoil ions are dominant in pure ionization processes, the production of highly charged recoil ions is strongly enhanced in collisions involving simultaneous charge change (by both electron loss and capture) of projectiles, and the charge distributions of recoil ions are found to be similar for both projectile loss and capture processes. These results have been analyzed with an independent-electron model and indicate that the dominant contribution to the production of higher-charge recoil ions comes from L-shell ionization, with some contribution from K-shell ionization of targets, accompanied by violent multiple ionization of projectiles.

  12. 4,6-Bis(diphenyl­phosphan­yl)-2,8-di­methyl­phenoxathiin dichloro­methane monosolvate

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    Marimuthu, Thashree; Friedrich, Holger B.; Bala, Muhammad D.

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C38H30OP2S·CH2Cl2, belongs to the xanthene family of ligands containing S- and O-donor atoms in the central heterocylic ring. Positions 2 and 8 on the xanthene backbone are functionalized with methyl groups to allow for the selective functionalization of the backbone at positions 4 and 6 with diphenyl­phosphanyl units. The title compound shows a significant ‘roof-like’ bending along the axis of planarity involving the O- and S-donor atoms and the benzene rings, resulting in a dihedral angle between the mean planes of the benzene rings of 32.88 (13)°. PMID:22589910

  13. Development of Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-1Al-8V-5Fe Alloys Using Low-Cost TiH2 Powder Feedstock

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    Joshi, Vineet V.; Lavender, Curt; Moxon, Vladimir; Duz, Vlad; Nyberg, Eric; Weil, K. Scott

    2012-09-25

    Thermo-mechanical processing was performed on two titanium alloy billets, a beta-titanium alloy (Ti1Al8V5Fe) and an alpha-beta titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V), which had been produced using a novel low-cost powder metallurgy process that relies on the use of TiH2 powder as a feedstock material. The thermomechanical processing was performed in the beta region of the respective alloys to form 16-mm diameter bars. The hot working followed by the heat treatment processes not only eliminated the porosity within the materials but also developed the preferred microstructures. Tensile testing and rotating beam fatigue tests were conducted on the as-rolled and heat-treated materials to evaluate their mechanical properties. The mechanical properties of these alloys matched well with those produced by the conventional ingot processing route.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Genetic variability of VP7, VP4, VP6 and NSP4 genes of common human G1P[8] rotavirus strains circulating in Italy between 2010 and 2014.

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    Ianiro, Giovanni; Delogu, Roberto; Fiore, Lucia; Ruggeri, Franco M

    2016-07-15

    Group A rotaviruses (RVA) are the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in young children worldwide. The RVA outer capsid layer is composed of the VP7 and VP4 proteins. The VP7 (G-type) and VP4 (P-type) genotypes are the basis for the binary RVA nomenclature. At least 27 G-types and 37 P-types of RVA are currently known, but most of human infections are related to the five major genotypes G1P[8], G2P[4], G3P[8], G4P[8], and G9P[8]. Every year G1P[8] strains cause approximately 50% of all symptomatic RVA infections reported in children in Italy. Fifteen G1P[8] RVA strains identified in different areas of Italy between 2010 and 2014 were selected. Strains were subjected to nucleotide sequencing of the VP7, VP4, VP6 and NSP4 genes to investigate their genetic variability with respect to geographic area and date of detection. Phylogenetic analyses showed that the 15 G1P[8] RVA strains belonged to two different lineages for both the VP7 and NSP4 genes, and showed some intra-lineage diversity in VP4 and VP6 genes. Similarities between strains correlated by either area or date of detection were also evaluated. The results obtained by phylogenetic analyses were confirmed analyzing the deduced amino acid sequences of the VP7, VP4, VP6 and NSP4 proteins of the G1P[8] RVA strains, detecting several substitutions in all proteins. The genetic variability observed between common G1P[8] RVAs highlights the constant evolution of the RVA genome through random point mutations (genetic drift) and intra-genotype reassortment (genetic shift). The evolution and diversity of the G1 RVA strains observed in this study can be related to the naturally acquired herd immunity, which represents the main mechanism of selective pressure in Italy, where mass anti-rotavirus vaccination was missing during the years of the study.

  17. 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.

  18. Synthesis of an anti-Bredt compound, bicyclo[3.2.2]nona-1,6,8-triene, via the isomerization of tricyclo[3.2.2.0(2,4)]nona-2,6-diene.

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    Lee, Gon-Ann; Lin, Hung-Chun

    2014-10-17

    A highly strained 1,3-fused tricyclic cyclopropene, tricyclo[3.2.2.0(2,4)]nona-2,6-diene (15), was designed for use in the synthesis of a new highly strained anti-Bredt compound, bicyclo[3.2.2]nona-1,6,8-triene (17). Tricyclic cyclopropene 15 was subjected to a ring-opening reaction followed by insertion of the resulting carbene to produce an anti-Bredt compound 17. The tricyclic cyclopropene 15 was prepared by the fluoride-induced elimination of 2-chloro-3-trimethylsilyltricyclo[3.2.2.0(2,4)]non-6-ene (20), via the reaction of 1-chloro-3-trimethylsilylcyclopropene with 1,3-cyclohexadiene. Both the tricyclic cyclopropene 15 and the anti-Bredt compound 17 were trapped by diphenylisobenzofuran (DPIBF).

  19. Peanut-skin polyphenols, procyanidin A1 and epicatechin-(4 β → 6)-epicatechin-(2 β → O → 7, 4 β → 8)-catechin, exert cholesterol micelle-degrading activity in vitro.

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    Tamura, Tomoko; Inoue, Naoko; Ozawa, Megumi; Shimizu-Ibuka, Akiko; Arai, Soichi; Abe, Naoki; Koshino, Hiroyuki; Mura, Kiyoshi

    2013-01-01

    We identified epicatechin-(4 β → 6)-epicatechin-(2 β → O → 7, 4 β → 8)-catechin (EEC) in the skin of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). EEC (a trimer) showed more potent cholesterol micelle-degrading activity than procyanidin A1 (a dimer) did in vitro. The hypercholesterolemia suppressing effect of a peanut skin polyphenol on rats fed high-cholesterol diet in our preceding experiments might thus have been due primarily to a micelle degrading effect in the intestine.

  20. Modelling the role of electron attachment rates on column density ratios for C n H-/C n H (n=4,6,8) in dense molecular clouds

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    Gianturco, F. A.; Grassi, T.; Wester, R.

    2016-10-01

    The fairly recent detection of a variety of anions in the interstellar molecular clouds have underlined the importance of realistically modelling the processes governing their abundance. To pursue this task, our earlier calculations for the radiative electron attachment (REA) rates for C4H-, C6H-, and C8H- are employed in the present work, within a broad network of other concurrent reactions, to generate the corresponding column density ratios of anion/neutral (A/N) relative abundances. The latter are then compared with those obtained in recent years from observational measurements. The calculations involved the time-dependent solutions of a large network of chemical processes over an extended time interval and included a series of runs in which the values of REA rates were repeatedly scaled over several orders of magnitude. Macroscopic parameters for the Clouds’ modelling were also varied to cover a broad range of physical environments. It was found that, within the range and quality of the processes included in the present network,and selected from state-of-the-art astrophysical databases, the REA values required to match the observed A/N ratios needed to be reduced by orders of magnitude for C4H- case, while the same rates for C6H- and C8H- only needed to be scaled by much smaller factors. The results suggest that the generally proposed formation of interstellar anions by REA mechanism is overestimated by current models for the C4H- case, for which is likely to be an inefficient path to formation. This path is thus providing a rather marginal contribution to the observed abundances of C4H-, the latter being more likely to originate from other chemical processes in the network, as we discuss in some detail in the present work. Possible physical reasons for the much smaller differences against observations found instead for the values of the (A/N) ratios in two other, longer members of the series are put forward and analysed within the evolutionary modelling

  1. Fine Structures of 8-G-1-(p-YC6H4C ≡ CSe)C10H6 (G = H, Cl, and Br) in Crystals and Solutions: Ethynyl Influence and Y- and G-Dependences

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    Hayashi, Satoko; Yamane, Kentaro; Nakanishi, Waro

    2009-01-01

    Fine structures of 8-G-1-(p-YC6H4C ≡ CSe)C10H6 [1 (G = H) and 2 (G = Cl): Y = H (a), OMe (b), Me (c), F (d), Cl (e), CN (f), and NO2 (g)] are determined by the X-ray analysis. Structures of 1, 2, and 3 (G = Br) are called A if each Se–Csp bond is perpendicular to the naphthyl plane, whereas they are B when the bond is placed on the plane. Structures are observed as A for 1a–c bearing Y of nonacceptors, whereas they are B for 1e–g with Y of strong acceptors. The change in the structures of 1e–g versus those of 1a–c is called Y-dependence in 1. The Y-dependence is very specific in 1 relative to 1-(p-YC6H4Se)C10H7 (4) due to the ethynyl group: the Y-dependence in 1 is almost inverse to the case of 4 due to the ethynyl group. We call the specific effect “Ethynyl Influence.” Structures of 2 are observed as B: the A-type structure of 1b changes dramatically to B of 2b by G = Cl at the 8-position, which is called G-dependence. The structures of 2 and 3 are examined in solutions based on the NMR parameters. PMID:19809512

  2. New 7-arylpiperazinylalkyl-8-morpholin-4-yl-purine-2,6-dione derivatives with anxiolytic activity - Synthesis, crystal structure and structure-activity study

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    Chłoń-Rzepa, Grażyna; Żmudzki, Paweł; Pawłowski, Maciej; Wesołowska, Anna; Satała, Grzegorz; Bojarski, Andrzej J.; Jabłoński, Mateusz; Kalinowska-Tłuścik, Justyna

    2014-06-01

    On the basis of our earlier studies with serotonin (5-HT) receptor ligands in the group of long-chain arylpiperazines (LCAPs), a new series of 7-arylpiperazinylalkyl-8-morpholin-4-yl-purine-2,6-dione derivatives (5-12) has been designed, synthesised and studied in vitro for their affinity for 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A, 5-HT6 and 5-HT7 receptors. The introduction of o-OCH3 and m-Cl into the phenylpiperazinyl moiety as well as the elongation of the linker between purine-2,6-dione core and arylpiperazine fragment modified the affinity for the tested 5-HT receptors. The structures of compounds 9-11 (hydrochloride salts) were confirmed by an X-ray diffraction method. All molecules adopted a different conformation in the crystal. The strongest observed type of interaction is a charge assisted hydrogen bond N+-H⋯Cl-. Additionally, the π-π interactions between 1,3-dimethyl-3,7-dihydropurine-2,6-dione cores of the neighbouring molecules were also observed. As it is observed in the presented crystal structures, the morpholine ring (a potential donor and acceptor of the hydrogen bonds) seems to be an attractive substituent, that may support binding to the non-specific sites of 5-HT receptors. Another interesting feature is the mutual orientation of rings in the arylpiperazine fragment, with plausible influence on ligand-receptor recognition. For compound 10, with strong 5-HT1A binding affinity, the mutual orientation of rings is determined by the intramolecular weak C-H⋯O hydrogen bond. This observation may contribute to a better understanding of the more selective binding of o-OCH3 arylpiperazine derivatives to the 5-HT1A receptor.

  3. Binuclear complexes of bis-chelating ligands based on [1,4]dioxocino[6,5-b:7,8-b']dipyridine moieties.

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    Casalino, Marcello; De Felice, Vincenzo; Fraldi, Natascia; Panunzi, Achille; Ruffo, Francesco

    2009-07-06

    Ligands based on a [1,4]dioxocino[6,5-b:7,8-b']dipyridine (doxpy) core were prepared and characterized. They all present two equal chelating moieties each one including one N, O, or S donor in addition to a pyridinic nitrogen. These ligands displayed high selectivity for the formation of binuclear complexes. At least one d(8) ion (Pd(II) or Pt(II)) complex was prepared for each type of ligand. The stereochemical behavior of the ligands is discussed on the basis of NMR spectra. Stable atropoisomers were obtained in the case of N-oxides or in case chiral centers were introduced in the ethereal bridge. As for the complexes, stable enantiomers appear to be in principle attainable for all the new compounds. A test on the cooperative ability of two Pd(II) centers has been grounded on the microstructure of the styrene/CO copolymer catalytically produced by a binuclear pyridine-imino complex. In fact, comparison with the microstructure of the copolymers produced by related single-site mono- and (open-chain) binuclear catalysts reveals significant difference, thus giving indication of possible synergic metal activity.

  4. 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.

  5. 2-[6,8-Dibromo-3-(4-hy­droxy­cyclo­hex­yl)-1,2,3,4-tetra­hydro­quinazolin-2-yl]phenol methanol 0.25-solvate

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    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

  6. Spatial element distribution control in a fully solution-processed nanocrystals-based 8.6% Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 device.

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    Hsu, Wan-Ching; Zhou, Huanping; Luo, Song; Song, Tze-Bin; Hsieh, Yao-Tsung; Duan, Hsin-Sheng; Ye, Shenglin; Yang, Wenbing; Hsu, Chia-Jung; Jiang, Chengyang; Bob, Brion; Yang, Yang

    2014-09-23

    A fully solution-processed high performance Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe, kesterite) device has been demonstrated. It is based on the rational engineering of elemental spatial distributions in the bulk and particularly near the surface of the film from nanocrystal precursors. The nanocrystals are synthesized through a modified colloidal approach, with excellent solubility over a large compositional window, followed by a selenization process to form the absorber. The X-ray photoluminescence (XPS) depth profiling indicates an undesirable Sn-rich surface of the selenized film. An excessive Zn species was quantitatively introduced through nanocrystals precursor to correct the element distribution, and accordingly a positive correlation between the spatial composition in the bulk/surface film and the resulting device parameter is established. The enhanced device performance is associated with the reduced interfacial recombination. With a Zn content 1.6 times more than the stoichiometry; the optimized device, which is fabricated by employing a full solution process from the absorber to the transparent top electrode, demonstrates a performance of 8.6%. This composition-control approach through stoichiometric adjustments of nanocrystal precursors, and the developed correlation between the spatial composition and device performance may also benefit other multielement-based photovoltaics.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. A Hirshfeld surface analysis, crystal structure and infrared characterization of a new organic cyclohexaphosphate, (C8H12N)4(Li)2(P6O18)(H2O)6

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    Khedhiri, L.; Ferretti, V.; Jelsch, C.; Rzaigui, M.; Ben Nasr, C.

    2017-04-01

    Single crystals of a new organic cyclohexaphosphate (C8H12N)4(Li)2(P6O18)(H2O)6 prepared by an acid/base reaction between cyclohexaphosphoric acid H6P6O18 and 2,6-dimethylaniline, have been successfully grown by slow evaporation technique at room temperature. This compound was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and FT-IR spectroscopy. The results show that the title compound was phased with a triclinic structure and P-1 space group. The crystal structure was solved by using 5203 independent reflections with a final R value of 0.031. The P6O18 ring is centrosymmetrical. Its main geometrical features are those commonly observed in others cyclohexaphosphates. The atomic arrangement of this compound can be described by an organization in a three-dimensional framework, built up from alternated organic and inorganic species. Adjacent P6O18 rings are linked via corner-sharing by LiO4 tetrahedra, generating anionic [Li2(P6O18)(H2O)]4- layers parallel to (110). Charge balance is achieved by the protonated amine which is trapped in the interlayer space and interacts with the organic framework through strong and medium hydrogen bonding. An extensive network of Nsbnd H⋯O and Osbnd H⋯O hydrogen-bonding interactions link the components into a three-dimensional network and additional stabilization is provided by weak Csbnd H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Intermolecular interactions were investigated by Hirshfeld surfaces. The vibrational absorption bands were identified by infrared spectroscopy. The stretching modes of P6O18 ring and band assignments are described.

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  14. Common polymorphisms in interleukin genes (IL4, IL6, IL8 and IL12) are not associated with alcoholic liver disease or alcoholism in Spanish men.

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    Marcos, Miguel; Pastor, Isabel; González-Sarmiento, Rogelio; Laso, Francisco-Javier

    2009-03-01

    Preliminary data suggest that polymorphisms in cytokine genes may be involved in the genetic predisposition to alcoholic liver cirrhosis or alcohol use disorders. We thus analyze the association between these diseases and the following polymorphisms: -33T>C IL4, -174 G>C IL6, -251 T>A IL8 and 1188 A>C IL12B. 258 male alcoholics (161 without liver disease and 97 with liver cirrhosis) and 101 healthy controls were genotyped for the above mentioned polymorphisms. We examined the relationship between genotype and allele frequencies and the presence of disease, as well as the correlation with combinations of putative pro-inflammatory genotypes. Haplotypes were inferred using the expectation-maximization algorithm and haplotype frequencies were compared. We found no statistically significant association between any of these polymorphisms or the combinations of pro-inflammatory polymorphisms and the risk of alcoholic liver cirrhosis or alcohol abuse or dependence. Haplotype analysis of the IL4 and IL12B polymorphisms did not show any statistical relationship either. Our results do not support the hypothesis that the analyzed polymorphisms confer differences in alcoholic liver cirrhosis or alcohol use disorders susceptibility.

  15. A new insight into high-strength Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloys with bimodal microstructure fabricated by semi-solid sintering

    PubMed Central

    Liu, L. H.; Yang, C.; Kang, L. M.; Qu, S. G.; Li, X. Q.; Zhang, W. W.; Chen, W. P.; Li, Y. Y.; Li, P. J.; Zhang, L. C.

    2016-01-01

    It is well known that semi-solid forming could only obtain coarse-grained microstructure in a few alloy systems with a low melting point, such as aluminum and magnesium alloys. This work presents that semi-solid forming could also produce novel bimodal microstructure composed of nanostructured matrix and micro-sized (CoFe)Ti2 twins in a titanium alloy, Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8. The semi-solid sintering induced by eutectic transformation to form a bimodal microstructure in Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloy is a fundamentally different approach from other known methods. The fabricated alloy exhibits high yield strength of 1790 MPa and plastic strain of 15.5%. The novel idea provides a new insight into obtaining nano-grain or bimodal microstructure in alloy systems with high melting point by semi-solid forming and into fabricating high-performance metallic alloys in structural applications. PMID:27029858

  16. A new insight into high-strength Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloys with bimodal microstructure fabricated by semi-solid sintering

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    Liu, L. H.; Yang, C.; Kang, L. M.; Qu, S. G.; Li, X. Q.; Zhang, W. W.; Chen, W. P.; Li, Y. Y.; Li, P. J.; Zhang, L. C.

    2016-03-01

    It is well known that semi-solid forming could only obtain coarse-grained microstructure in a few alloy systems with a low melting point, such as aluminum and magnesium alloys. This work presents that semi-solid forming could also produce novel bimodal microstructure composed of nanostructured matrix and micro-sized (CoFe)Ti2 twins in a titanium alloy, Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8. The semi-solid sintering induced by eutectic transformation to form a bimodal microstructure in Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloy is a fundamentally different approach from other known methods. The fabricated alloy exhibits high yield strength of 1790 MPa and plastic strain of 15.5%. The novel idea provides a new insight into obtaining nano-grain or bimodal microstructure in alloy systems with high melting point by semi-solid forming and into fabricating high-performance metallic alloys in structural applications.

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  2. A novel technique for measurement of thermal rate constants and temperature dependences of dissociative recombination: CO2+, CF3+, N2O+, C7H8+, C7H7+, C6H6+, C6H5+, C5H6+, C4H4+, and C3H3+

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    Fournier, Joseph A.; Shuman, Nicholas S.; Melko, Joshua J.; Ard, Shaun G.; Viggiano, Albert A.

    2013-04-01

    A novel technique using a flowing afterglow-Langmuir probe apparatus for measurement of temperature dependences of rate constants for dissociative recombination (DR) is presented. Low (˜1011 cm-3) concentrations of a neutral precursor are added to a noble gas/electron afterglow plasma thermalized at 300-500 K. Charge exchange yields one or many cation species, each of which may undergo DR. Relative ion concentrations are monitored at a fixed reaction time while the initial plasma density is varied between 109 and 1010 cm-3. Modeling of the decrease in concentration of each cation relative to the non-recombining noble gas cation yields the rate constant for DR. The technique is applied to several species (O2+, CO2+, CF3+, N2O+) with previously determined 300 K values, showing excellent agreement. The measurements of those species are extended to 500 K, with good agreement to literature values where they exist. Measurements are also made for a range of CnHm+ (C7H7+, C7H8+, C5H6+, C4H4+, C6H5+, C3H3+, and C6H6+) derived from benzene and toluene neutral precursors. CnHm+ DR rate constants vary from 8-12 × 10-7 cm3 s-1 at 300 K with temperature dependences of approximately T-0.7. Where prior measurements exist these results are in agreement, with the exception of C3H3+ where the present results disagree with a previously reported flat temperature dependence.

  3. A novel technique for measurement of thermal rate constants and temperature dependences of dissociative recombination: CO2(+), CF3(+), N2O(+), C7H8(+), C7H7(+), C6H6(+), C6H5(+), C5H6(+), C4H4(+), and C3H3(+).

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    Fournier, Joseph A; Shuman, Nicholas S; Melko, Joshua J; Ard, Shaun G; Viggiano, Albert A

    2013-04-21

    A novel technique using a flowing afterglow-Langmuir probe apparatus for measurement of temperature dependences of rate constants for dissociative recombination (DR) is presented. Low (~10(11) cm(-3)) concentrations of a neutral precursor are added to a noble gas∕electron afterglow plasma thermalized at 300-500 K. Charge exchange yields one or many cation species, each of which may undergo DR. Relative ion concentrations are monitored at a fixed reaction time while the initial plasma density is varied between 10(9) and 10(10) cm(-3). Modeling of the decrease in concentration of each cation relative to the non-recombining noble gas cation yields the rate constant for DR. The technique is applied to several species (O2(+), CO2(+), CF3(+), N2O(+)) with previously determined 300 K values, showing excellent agreement. The measurements of those species are extended to 500 K, with good agreement to literature values where they exist. Measurements are also made for a range of CnHm(+) (C7H7(+), C7H8(+), C5H6(+), C4H4(+), C6H5(+), C3H3(+), and C6H6(+)) derived from benzene and toluene neutral precursors. CnHm(+) DR rate constants vary from 8-12 × 10(-7) cm(3) s(-1) at 300 K with temperature dependences of approximately T(-0.7). Where prior measurements exist these results are in agreement, with the exception of C3H3(+) where the present results disagree with a previously reported flat temperature dependence.

  4. Dimethyl-ammonium 5,5-dimethyl-3-oxo-2-(3,3,6,6-tetra-methyl-1,8-dioxo-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9-octa-hydro-1H-xanthen-9-yl)cyclo-hex-1-enolate 9-(2-hydr-oxy-4,4-dimethyl-6-oxocyclo-hex-1-en-yl)-3,3,6,6-tetra-methyl-3,4,5,6,7,9-hexa-hydro-1H-xanthene-1,8(2H)-dione n-hexane hemisolvate monohydrate.

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    Hasanudin, Noorhafizah; Abdul Rahim, Aisyah Saad; Muhamad Salhimi, Salizawati; Goh, Jia Hao; Fun, Hoong-Kun

    2010-01-30

    The main mol-ecule of the title compound, C(2)H(8)N(+)·C(25)H(31)O(5) (-)·C(25)H(32)O(5)·0.5C(6)H(14)·H(2)O, exists as two crystallographically independent mol-ecules, the hydr-oxy group of one being deprotonated. The pyran rings of both independent units adopt boat conformations. One of the two cyclo-hexene rings of the xanthene unit adopts an envelope conformation whereas the other is in a half-chair conformation. The cyclo-hexene ring attached to the xanthene unit adopts an envelope conformation. The n-hexane solvent mol-ecule is disordered about a crystallographic glide plane and the symmetry-independent components are again disordered over two positions, each with an occupancy of 0.25. In the crystal structure, the xanthene derivatives are linked by O-H⋯O, N-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network with channels along the a axis. The dimethyl-ammonium cations and water mol-ecules lie in small channels and are linked to the framework via O-H.·O and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The n-hexane solvent mol-ecules occupy large channels.

  5. C,O-dialkylation of Meldrum's acid: synthesis and reactivity of 1,3,7,7-tetramethyl-4H,10H-6,8,9-trioxa-2-thiabenz[f]azulen-5-one.

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    Snyder, Chad A; Selegue, John P; Dosunmu, Eniolami; Tice, Nathan C; Parkin, Sean

    2003-09-19

    Reaction of Meldrum's acid with 3,4-bis(chloromethyl)-2,5-dimethylthiophene (1) or 3,4-bis(bromomethyl)-2,5-dimethylthiophene (2) produces the kinetically favored C,O-dialkylation product, 1,3,7,7-tetramethyl-4H,10H-6,8,9-trioxa-2-thiabenz[f]azulen-5-one (4). Recrystallization of 4 from refluxing methanol results in the methanolysis product 5-(4-methoxymethyl-2,5-dimethylthiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2,2-dimethyl[1,3]dioxane-4,6-dione (5). Attempts to isomerize 4 to the thermodynamically favored C,C-dialkylation product, 1,3-dimethyl-5,6-dihydro-4H-cyclopenta[c]thiophene(2-spiro-5)2,2-dimethyl-4,6-dione (8), result in the formation of 1,3-dimethyl-7,8-dihydro-4H-thieno[3,4-c]oxepin-6-one (6). The transformation occurs via a retro-Diels-Alder elimination of acetone followed by hydrolysis and decarboxylation of the resulting ketene. The ketene is trapped by tert-butyl alcohol, furnishing 1,3-dimethyl-6-oxo-7,8-dihydro-4H,6H-thieno[3,4-c]oxepine-7-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (7). All compounds are characterized spectroscopically as well as by X-ray crystallography of products 4-7.

  6. Development and Binding Mode Assessment of N-[4-[2-propyn-1-yl[(6S)-4,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxo-3H-cyclopenta[g]quinazolin-6-yl]amino]benzoyl]-L-γ-glutamyl-D-glutamic acid (BGC 945), a Novel Thymidylate Synthase Inhibitor that Targets Tumor Cells

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    Tochowicz, Anna; Dalziel, Sean; Eidam, Oliv; O’Connell, Joseph D.; Griner, Sarah; Finer-Moore, Janet S.; Stroud, Robert M.

    2013-01-01

    N-[4-[2-propyn-1-yl[(6S)-4,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxo-3H-cyclopenta[g]quinazolin-6-yl]amino]benzoyl]-L-γ-glutamyl-D-glutamic acid 1 (BGC 945, now known as ONX 0801), is a small molecule thymidylate synthase (TS) inhibitor discovered at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. It is licensed by Onyx Pharmaceuticals and is in Phase 1 clinical studies. It is a novel antifolate drug resembling TS inhibitors plevitrexed and raltitrexed that combines enzymatic inhibition of thymidylate synthase with α-folate receptor-mediated targeting of tumor cells. Thus, it has potential for efficacy with lower toxicity due to selective intracellular accumulation through α-folate receptor (α-FR) transport. The α-FR, a cell-surface receptor glycoprotein, which is over expressed mainly in ovarian and lung cancer tumors, has an affinity for 1 similar to that for its natural ligand, folic acid. This study describes a novel synthesis of 1, an X-ray crystal structure of its complex with Escherichia coli TS and 2’-deoxyuridine-5’-monophosphate, and a model for a similar complex with human TS. PMID:23710599

  7. Delayed acute toxicity of 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (HpCDD), after oral administration, Obeys Haber's rule of inhalation toxicology.

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    Rozman, K K

    1999-05-01

    Eight different doses (2.5 to 10.0 mg/kg) of 1,2,3,4,6,7,8-heptachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (HpCDD) were administered acutely to a total of 272 female Sprague-Dawley rats. The doses ranged from a NOAEL for wasting/hemorrhage to supralethal doses. Dose- and time-responses of wasting/hemorrhage, anemia, and cancer were and are being studied as end points of toxicity. The experiments will be continued until the last rat dies. There was a very steep dose- and time-response between the LOAEL for wasting/hemorrhage (2.8 mg/kg) and the third highest dose (4.1 mg/kg) of HpCDD. The dose-and time-responses were nearly symmetrical, obeying Haber's Rule of inhalation toxicology (c x t = constant) even beyond 100% mortality. Introduction of a minimum of 25% body weight loss as a discriminatory criterion to separate wasting from hemorrhage as the primary cause of death reduced variability from 5.8 to 3.2%. An arithmetic plot of the dose and time data resulted in a nearly perfect hyperbola. A logarithmic plot of these data yielded a straight line of similar perfection. Dose-response data at constant times illustrate the shifting of the dose-response curve towards a liminal value, which represents the necessary observation period for this effect. Time-response data at constant doses demonstrate the shifting of the time-response curve towards a liminal value, which represents the LOAEL for the dose-response of this effect. A three-dimensional plot of dose- and time-response data depicts the surface area on which c x t is constant along hyperbolas, in terms of wasting as the end point of toxicity. Surviving rats in all groups started developing anemia 126 days after dosing, but no rat died of wasting/hemorrhage after day 74. Rats surviving anemia began to die of lung cancer as of day 397 after dosing. Thus, although the experiment has been completed as far as dose- and time-responses of wasting/hemorrhage are concerned, it will be about another 2 years before complete dose and time

  8. 8 CFR 244.6 - Application.

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  12. 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.

  13. R22(8) motifs in Aminopyrimidine sulfonate/carboxylate interactions: Crystal structures of pyrimethaminium benzenesulfonate monohydrate (2:2:1) and 2-amino-4,6-dimethylpyrimidinium sulfosalicylate dihydrate (4:2:2)

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    Balasubramani, Kasthuri; Muthiah, Packianathan Thomas; Lynch, Daniel E

    2007-01-01

    Background Pyrimethamine [2,4-diamino-5-(p-chlorophenyl)-6-ethylpyrimidine] is an antifolate drug used in anti-malarial chemotherapy. Pyrimidine and aminopyrimidine derivatives are biologically important compounds owing to their natural occurrence as components of nucleic acids. Results In the crystal structures of two organic salts, namely pyrimethaminium benzenesulfonate monohydrate 1 and 2-amino-4, 6-dimethylpyrimidinium 3-carboxy-4-hydroxy benzenesulfonate dihydrate 2, pyrimethamine (PMN) and 2-amino-4,6-dimethylpyrimidine (AMPY) are protonated at one of the nitrogens in the pyrimidine rings. In both the PMN and AMPY sulfonate complexes, the protonated pyrimidine rings are hydrogen bonded to the sulfonate groups, forming a hydrogen-bonded bimolecular ring motif with graph-set notation R22(8). The sulfonate group mimics the carboxylate anion's mode of association, which is more commonly seen when binding with 2-aminopyrimidines. In compound 1, the PMN moieties are centrosymmetrically paired through a complementary DADA array of hydrogen bonds. In compound 2, two types of bimolecular cyclic hydrogen bonded R22(8) motifs (one involving the carboxylate group and the other involving sulfonate group) coexist. Furthermore, this compound is stabilized by intra and intermolecular O-H...O hydrogen bonds. Conclusion The crystal structures of pyrimethaminium benzenesulfonate monohydrate and 2-amino-4,6-dimethylpyrimidinium sulfosalicylate dihydrate have been investigated in detail. In compound 1, the R22(8) motif involving the sulfonate group is present. The role the sulfonic acid group plays in mimicking the carboxylate anions is thus evident. In compound 2, two types of bimolecular cyclic hydrogen bonded R22(8) motifs (one involving the carboxylate group and the other involving sulfonate group) coexist. In both the compounds base pairing also occurs. Thus homo and hetero synthons are present. PMID:17999751

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Solvent effect on the absorption and fluorescence spectra of 7-acetoxy-6-(2,3-dibromopropyl)-4,8-dimethylcoumarin: determination of ground and excited state dipole moments.

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    Gülseven Sıdır, Yadigar; Sıdır, Isa

    2013-02-01

    The ground state (μ(g)) and excited state (μ(e)) dipole moments of 7-acetoxy-6-(2,3-dibromopropyl)-4,8-dimethylcoumarin (abbreviated as 7ADDC) are estimated from solvatochromic shifts of absorption and fluorescence spectra as a function of the dielectric constant (ε) and refractive index (n). While the ground state dipole moment is determined by using Bilot-Kawski method, the excited state dipole moment is calculated by using Bilot-Kawski, Lippert-Mataga, Bakhshiev, Kawski-Chamma-Viallet and Reichardt correlation methods. Excited state dipole moment is observed as larger than the ground state dipole moment due to substantial π-electron density redistribution. The ground state and excited state dipole moments are observed as parallel to each other with angle of 0°. Solute-solvent interactions are analyzed by means of linear solvation free energy relationships (LSER) using dielectric constant function (f(ε)), refractive index function (f(n)) and Kamlet-Taft parameters (α and β). Atomic charges, electron densities and molecular orbitals are calculated in vacuum and with solvent effect by using both DFT and TDDFT methods. Solvent accessible surface, molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) and electrostatic potential (ESP) are visualized as a result of DFT calculations.

  17. Formation of a Vitamin C Conjugate of Acrolein and its Paraoxonase-mediated Conversion into 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroxy-4-oxooctanal

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    Kesinger, Nicholas G.; Langsdorf, Brandi L.; Yokochi, Alexandre F.; Miranda, Cristobal L.; Stevens, Jan F.

    2010-01-01

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has been reported to participate in Michael addition reactions in vitro to form vitamin C conjugates with α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, such as acrolein. This study shows evidence for the formation and metabolism of the vitamin C conjugate of acrolein (AscACR) in cultured human monocytic THP-1 cells exposed to acrolein diacetate. By using 18O and 13C labeling in combination with liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, AscACR was shown to undergo hydrolytic conversion of the ascorbyl lactone into an intermediate carboxylic acid. Subsequent decarboxylation of the carboxylic acid yielded 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroxy-4-oxooctanal (THO). When THP-1 cells were pretreated with ascorbic acid (1 mM, 18 hours) and then exposed to acrolein diacetate, THO was detected as its pentafluorobenzyl oxime derivative in the cell lysates and medium. Treatment of THP-1 cells with both ascorbic acid and acrolein diacetate was required for THO formation. The formation of THO from AscACR was facilitated by the lactonase enzymes, human recombinant paraoxonases 1 and 2. THP-1 cells exhibited PON activity which explains the catalytic conversion of AscACR into THO in these cells. THO was formed in addition to metabolites of the glutathione conjugate of acrolein, indicating that THO formation contributes to the elimination of acrolein in a cellular environment. PMID:20353174

  18. Silver infiltrated La 0.6Sr 0.4Co 0.2Fe 0.8O 3 cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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    Sakito, Y.; Hirano, A.; Imanishi, N.; Takeda, Y.; Yamamoto, O.; Liu, Y.

    Porous La 0.6Sr 0.4Co 0.2Fe 0.8O 3 (LSCF) electrodes on anode support cells were infiltrated with AgNO 3 solutions in citric acid and ethylene glycol. Two types of solid oxide fuel cells with the LSCF-Ag cathode, Ni-YSZ/YSZ/LSCF-Ag and Ni-Ce 0.9Gd 0.1O 1.95(GDC)/GDC/LSCF-Ag, were examined in a temperature range 530-730 °C under air oxidant and moist hydrogen fuel. The infiltration of about 18 wt.% Ag fine particles into LSCF resulted in the enhancement of the power density of about 50%. The maximum power density of Ni-YSZ/YSZ/LSCF was enhanced from 0.16 W cm -2 to 0.25 W cm -2 at 630 °C by infiltration of AgNO 3. No significant degradation of out-put power was observed for 150 h at 0.7 V and 700 °C. The Ni-GDC/GDC/LSCF-Ag cell showed the maximum power density of 0.415 W cm -2 at 530 °C.

  19. Polarization effects in molecular dynamics simulations of glass-formers Ca(NO3)2 x nH2O, n=4, 6, and 8.

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    Ribeiro, Mauro C C

    2010-04-07

    Thermodynamics, equilibrium structure, and dynamics of glass-forming liquids Ca(NO(3))(2) x nH(2)O, n=4, 6, and 8, have been investigated by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. A polarizable model was considered for H(2)O and NO(3)(-) on the basis of previous fluctuating charge models for pure water and the molten salt 2Ca(NO(3))(2) x 3 KNO(3). Similar thermodynamic properties have been obtained with nonpolarizable and polarizable models. The glass transition temperature, T(g), estimated from MD simulations was dependent on polarization, in particular the dependence of T(g) with electrolyte concentration. Significant polarization effects on equilibrium structure were observed in cation-cation, cation-anion, and water-water structures. Polarization increases the diffusion coefficient of H(2)O, but does not change significantly the diffusion coefficients of ions. Viscosity decreases upon inclusion of polarization, but the conductivity calculated with the polarizable model is smaller than the nonpolarizable model because polarization enhances anion-cation interactions.

  20. For states that opt out of Medicaid expansion: 3.6 million fewer insured and $8.4 billion less in federal payments.

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    Price, Carter C; Eibner, Christine

    2013-06-01

    The US Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act in 2012 allowed states to opt out of the health reform law's Medicaid expansion. Since that ruling, fourteen governors have announced that their states will not expand their Medicaid programs. We used the RAND COMPARE microsimulation to analyze how opting out of Medicaid expansion would affect coverage and spending, and whether alternative policy options-such as partial expansion of Medicaid-could cover as many people at lower costs to states. With fourteen states opting out, we estimate that 3.6 million fewer people would be insured, federal transfer payments to those states could fall by $8.4 billion, and state spending on uncompensated care could increase by $1 billion in 2016, compared to what would be expected if all states participated in the expansion. These effects were only partially mitigated by alternative options we considered. We conclude that in terms of coverage, cost, and federal payments, states would do best to expand Medicaid.

  1. Density functional theory molecular modeling and antimicrobial behaviour of selected 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydroacridine-N(10)-oxides

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    Marinescu, Maria; Cinteza, Ludmila Otilia; Marton, George Iuliu; Marutescu, Luminita Gabriela; Chifiriuc, Mariana-Carmen; Constantinescu, Catalin

    2017-09-01

    A series of 9-substituted 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydroacridine-N(10)-oxides is evaluated against 12 bacterial and fungal strains, for their microbicidal and anti-pathogenic features. The largest spectrum of the antibacterial activity is evidenced for the nitro- (2b) and hydroxy- (5b) N-oxides, followed by the amino-N-oxide (3b). Density functional theory (DFT) modeling of the molecular structure and frontier molecular orbitals, i.e. highest occupied/lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (HOMO/LUMO), is accomplished by using the GAMESS 2012 software at M11/ktzvp level of theory in order to find their structural and electronic parameters. We show that the planarity of the molecules and the presence of the electron withdrawing group are advantages for its antimicrobial activity. Finally, we briefly present and discuss results on the processing of such compounds into thin films and hybrid structures by laser-assisted techniques, i.e. matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE) or laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT), to provide simple and environmental friendly, state-of-the-art solutions for antimicrobial/medical coatings and devices.

  2. Solvent effect on the absorption and fluorescence spectra of 7-acetoxy-6-(2,3-dibromopropyl)-4,8-dimethylcoumarin: Determination of ground and excited state dipole moments

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    Gülseven Sıdır, Yadigar; Sıdır, İsa

    2013-02-01

    The ground state (μg) and excited state (μe) dipole moments of 7-acetoxy-6-(2,3-dibromopropyl)-4,8-dimethylcoumarin (abbreviated as 7ADDC) are estimated from solvatochromic shifts of absorption and fluorescence spectra as a function of the dielectric constant (ɛ) and refractive index (n). While the ground state dipole moment is determined by using Bilot-Kawski method, the excited state dipole moment is calculated by using Bilot-Kawski, Lippert-Mataga, Bakhshiev, Kawski-Chamma-Viallet and Reichardt correlation methods. Excited state dipole moment is observed as larger than the ground state dipole moment due to substantial π-electron density redistribution. The ground state and excited state dipole moments are observed as parallel to each other with angle of 0°. Solute-solvent interactions are analyzed by means of linear solvation free energy relationships (LSER) using dielectric constant function (f(ɛ)), refractive index function (f(n)) and Kamlet-Taft parameters (α and β). Atomic charges, electron densities and molecular orbitals are calculated in vacuum and with solvent effect by using both DFT and TDDFT methods. Solvent accessible surface, molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) and electrostatic potential (ESP) are visualized as a result of DFT calculations.

  3. REDSHIFT 6.4 HOST GALAXIES OF 10{sup 8} SOLAR MASS BLACK HOLES: LOW STAR FORMATION RATE AND DYNAMICAL MASS

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    Willott, Chris J.; Omont, Alain; Bergeron, Jacqueline

    2013-06-10

    We present Atacama Large Millimeter Array observations of rest-frame far-infrared continuum and [C II] line emission in two z = 6.4 quasars with black hole masses of Almost-Equal-To 10{sup 8} M{sub Sun }. CFHQS J0210-0456 is detected in the continuum with a 1.2 mm flux of 120 {+-} 35 {mu}Jy, whereas CFHQS J2329-0301 is undetected at a similar noise level. J2329-0301 has a star formation rate limit of <40 M{sub Sun} yr{sup -1}, considerably below the typical value at all redshifts for this bolometric luminosity. Through comparison with hydro simulations, we speculate that this quasar is observed at a relatively rare phase where quasar feedback has effectively shut down star formation in the host galaxy. [C II] emission is also detected only in J0210-0456. The ratio of [C II] to far-infrared luminosity is similar to that of low-redshift galaxies of comparable luminosity, suggesting that the previous finding of an offset in the relationships between this ratio and far-infrared luminosity at low and high redshifts may be partially due to a selection effect due to the limited sensitivity of previous continuum data. The [C II] line of J0210-0456 is relatively narrow (FWHM = 189 {+-} 18 km s{sup -1}), indicating a dynamical mass substantially lower than expected from the local black hole-velocity dispersion correlation. The [C II] line is marginally resolved at 0.''7 resolution with the blue and red wings spatially offset by 0.''5 (3 kpc) and a smooth velocity gradient of 100 km s{sup -1} across a scale of 6 kpc, possibly due to the rotation of a galaxy-wide disk. These observations are consistent with the idea that stellar mass growth lags black hole accretion for quasars at this epoch with respect to more recent times.

  4. Ferrimagnetic chain compounds [CuL]ReCl 6·H 2O and [CuL]ReBr 6 (where L=6,13-bis(dodecylaminomethylidene)-1,4,8,11-tetrazacyclotetradeca-4,7,11,14-tetraene)

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    Tomkiewicz, Alina; Korybut-Daszkiewcz, Bohdan; Zygmunt, Adam; Mroziński, Jerzy

    2002-08-01

    A new kind of binuclear compounds of rhenium(IV) with highly unsaturated cyclidene copper(II) complex cation [CuL] 2+ (L=6,13-bis(dodecylaminomethylidene)-1,4,8,11-tetrazacyclotetradeca-4,7,11,14-tetraene) have been synthesized and magnetically characterized. Their magnetic behaviors are typical for a ferrimagnetic Cu(II)Re(IV) bimetallic chain with intrachain antiferromagnetic coupling.

  5. 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.

  6. 6a-Nitro-6-phenyl-6,6a,6b,7,8,9,10,12a-octa­hydro­spiro­[chromeno[3,4-a]indol­izine-12,3′-indolin]-2′-one

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    Devi, Seenivasan Karthiga; Srinivasan, Thothadri; Rao, Jonnalagadda Naga Siva; Raghunathan, Raghavachary; Velmurugan, Devadasan

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C28H25N3O4, the central pyrrolidine ring adopts adopts an envelope conformation with the N atom as the flap and the piperidine ring adopts a chair conformation. The pendant pyrrolidine ring is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.008 Å). An intra­molecular C—H⋯O inter­action closes an S(6) ring. In the crystal, inversion dimers linked by pairs of N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds generate R 2 2(8) loops. PMID:23795144

  7. Polymorphic variants of cytochrome P450 2B6 (CYP2B6.4-CYP2B6.9) exhibit altered rates of metabolism for bupropion and efavirenz: a charge-reversal mutation in the K139E variant (CYP2B6.8) impairs formation of a functional cytochrome p450-reductase complex.

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    Zhang, Haoming; Sridar, Chitra; Kenaan, Cesar; Amunugama, Hemali; Ballou, David P; Hollenberg, Paul F

    2011-09-01

    In this study, metabolism of bupropion, efavirenz, and 7-ethoxy-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin (7-EFC) by CYP2B6 wild type (CYP2B6.1) and six polymorphic variants (CYP2B6.4 to CYP2B6.9) was investigated in a reconstituted system to gain a better understanding of the effects of the mutations on the catalytic properties of these naturally occurring variants. All six variants were successfully overexpressed in Escherichia coli, including CYP2B6.8 (the K139E variant), which previously could not be overexpressed in mammalian COS-1 cells (J Pharmacol Exp Ther 311:34-43, 2004). The steady-state turnover rates for the hydroxylation of bupropion and efavirenz and the O-deethylation of 7-EFC showed that these mutations significantly alter the catalytic activities of CYP2B6. It was found that CYP2B6.6 exhibits 4- and 27-fold increases in the K(m) values for the hydroxylation of bupropion and efavirenz, respectively, and CYP2B6.8 completely loses its ability to metabolize any of the substrates under normal turnover conditions. However, compared with CYP2B6.1, CYP2B6.8 retains 77% of its 7-EFC O-deethylase activity in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide as an alternative oxidant, indicating that the heme and the active site are catalytically competent. Presteady-state measurements of the rate of electron transfer from NADPH-dependent cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) to CYP2B6.8 using stopped-flow spectrophotometry revealed that CYP2B6.8 is incapable of accepting electrons from CPR. These observations provide conclusive evidence suggesting that the charge-reversal mutation in the K139E variant prevents CYP2B6.8 from forming a functional complex with CPR. Results from this work provide further insights to better understand the genotype-phenotype correlation regarding CYP2B6 polymorphisms and drug metabolism.

  8. Heat of Mixing and Solution of Cyclohexa-1,3-diene C6H8 + C10H18 Bicyclo[4.4.0]decane (HMSD1111, LB4030_H)

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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 'Heat of Mixing and Solution of Cyclohexa-1,3-diene C6H8 + C10H18 Bicyclo[4.4.0]decane (HMSD1111, LB4030_H)' providing data from direct low-pressure calorimetric measurement of molar excess enthalpy at variable mole fraction and constant temperature.

  9. Volumetric Properties of the Mixture Cyclohexa-1,3-diene C6H8 + C10H18 Bicyclo[4.4.0]decane (VMSD1211, LB3958_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 Cyclohexa-1,3-diene C6H8 + C10H18 Bicyclo[4.4.0]decane (VMSD1211, LB3958_V)' providing data from direct low-pressure dilatometric measurement of molar excess volume at variable mole fraction and constant temperature.

  10. Electrochemically directed synthesis of Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 (TCNQF4 = 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane): voltammetry, simulations, bulk electrolysis, spectroscopy, photoactivity, and X-ray crystal structure of the Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(EtCN)2 analogue.

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    Le, Thanh H; Nafady, Ayman; Vo, Nguyen T; Elliott, Robert W; Hudson, Timothy A; Robson, Richard; Abrahams, Brendan F; Martin, Lisandra L; Bond, Alan M

    2014-03-17

    The new compound Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 (TCNQF4(2-) = dianion of 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) has been synthesized by electrochemically directed synthesis involving reduction of TCNQF4 to TCNQF4(2-) in acetonitrile containing [Cu(MeCN)4](+)(MeCN) and 0.1 M Bu4NPF6. In one scenario, TCNQF4(2-) is quantitatively formed by reductive electrolysis of TCNQF4 followed by addition of [Cu(MeCN)4](+) to form the Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 coordination polymer. In a second scenario, TCNQF4 is reduced in situ at the electrode surface to TCNQF4(2-), followed by reaction with the [Cu(MeCN)4](+) present in the solution, to electrocrystallize Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2. Two distinct phases of Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 are formed in this scenario; the kinetically favored form being rapidly converted to the thermodynamically favored Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2. The postulated mechanism is supported by simulations. The known compound Cu(I)TCNQF4(I-) also has been isolated by one electron reduction of TCNQF4 and reaction with [Cu(MeCN)4](+). The solubility of both TCNQF4(2-)- and TCNQF4(•-)-derived solids indicates that the higher solubility of Cu(I)TCNQF4(I-) prevents its precipitation, and thus Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 is formed. UV-visible and vibrational spectroscopies were used to characterize the materials. Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 can be photochemically transformed to Cu(I)TCNQF4(I-) and Cu(0). Scanning electron microscopy images reveal that Cu(I)TCNQF4(I-) and Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2 are electrocrystallized with distinctly different morphologies. Thermogravimetric and elemental analysis data confirm the presence of CH3CN, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction data for the Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(EtCN)2 analogue shows that this compound is structurally related to Cu2(I)(TCNQF4(II-))(MeCN)2.

  11. A DFT investigation on geometry and chemical bonding of isoelectronic Si8N6V-, Si8N6Cr, and Si8N6Mn+ clusters

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    Tam, Nguyen Minh; Pham, Hung Tan; Cuong, Ngo Tuan; Tung, Nguyen Thanh

    2017-10-01

    The geometric feature and chemical bonding of isoelectronic systems Si8N6Mq (M = V, Cr, Mn and q = -1, 0, 1, respectively) are investigated by means of density-functional-theory calculations. The encapsulated form is found for all ground-state structures, where the metal atom locates at the central site of the hollow Si8N6 cage. The Si8N6 cage is established by adding two Si atoms to a distorted Si6N6 prism, which is a combination of Si4N2 and Si2N4 strings. Chemical bonding of Si8N6Mq systems is explored by using the electron localization indicator and theory of atom in molecule, revealing the vital role of metal center in stabilizing the clusters.

  12. Discovery of 8-Cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-phenylamino]-7-oxo-7,8-dihydro-pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-6-carbonitrile (7x) as a Potent Inhibitor of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 (CDK4) and AMPK-Related Kinase 5 (ARK5)

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    2015-01-01

    The success of imatinib, a BCR-ABL inhibitor for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, has created a great impetus for the development of additional kinase inhibitors as therapeutic agents. However, the complexity of cancer has led to recent interest in polypharmacological approaches for developing multikinase inhibitors with low toxicity profiles. With this goal in mind, we analyzed more than 150 novel cyano pyridopyrimidine compounds and identified structure–activity relationship trends that can be exploited in the design of potent kinase inhibitors. One compound, 8-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-phenylamino]-7-oxo-7,8-dihydro-pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-6-carbonitrile (7x), was found to be the most active, inducing apoptosis of tumor cells at a concentration of approximately 30–100 nM. In vitro kinase profiling revealed that 7x is a multikinase inhibitor with potent inhibitory activity against the CDK4/CYCLIN D1 and ARK5 kinases. Here, we report the synthesis, structure–activity relationship, kinase inhibitory profile, in vitro cytotoxicity, and in vivo tumor regression studies by this lead compound. PMID:24417566

  13. TLR4-MyD88-TRAF6-TAK1 Complex-Mediated NF-κB Activation Contribute to the Anti-Inflammatory Effect of V8 in LPS-Induced Human Cervical Cancer SiHa Cells.

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    He, Aiqin; Ji, Rui; Shao, Jia; He, Chenyun; Jin, Ming; Xu, Yunzhao

    2016-02-01

    The synthetic compound 7-4-[Bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)-amino]-butoxy-5-hydroxy-8-methoxy-2-phenylchromen-4-one (V8) is a novel flavonoid-derived compound. In this study, we investigated the effects of V8 on Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)-mediated inflammatory reaction in human cervical cancer SiHa cells and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced TLR4 activity in cervical cancer SiHa (HPV16+) cells, but not in HeLa (HPV18+) and C33A (HPV-) cells. In addition, V8 inhibited LPS-induced expression of TLR4, MyD88, TRAF6 and phosphorylation of TAK1, and their interaction with TLR4 in SiHa cells, resulting in an inhibition of TLR4-MyD88-TRAF6-TAK1 complex. Moreover, V8 blocked LPS-induced phosphorylation of IκB and IKK, resulting in inhibition of the nuclear translocation of P65-NF-κB in SiHa cells. We also found that V8 reduced the expression of NF-κB target genes, such as those for COX-2, iNOS, IL-6, IL-8, CCL-2, and TNF-α in LPS-stimulated SiHa cells. These results suggested that V8 exerted an anti-inflammatory effect on SiHa cells by inhibiting the TLR4-MyD88-TRAF6-TAK1 complex-mediated NF-κB activation.

  14. 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.

  15. Effect of chemical ordering on the crystallization behavior of Se90Te10-xSnx (x=2, 4, 6, and 8) chalcogenide glasses

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    Lafi, Omar A.; Imran, Mousa M. A.; Abu-Shaweesh, Nazem I.; Al-Kurdi, Fares M.; Khatatbeh, Ibtehaj K.

    2014-06-01

    Ternary Se90Te10-xSnx (x=2, 4, 6, and 8) chalcogenide glassy alloys have been prepared by melt quenching technique. Various crystallization parameters, such as onset (Tc) and peak (Tp) crystallization temperatures, activation energy of crystallization (Ec) and Avrami exponent (n) have been determined for these alloys. Tc and Tp have been determined directly from the non-isothermal differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) thermograms. The value of Ec has been calculated from the variation of both Tc and Tp with the heating rate (β) according to Kissinger, Takhor, Augis-Bennett and Ozawa models while Augis-Bennett method has been used to deduce the value of n for the studied samples. The obtained values of the crystallization parameters have been correlated with the character and the energy of the chemical bonds through the calculation of the heteronuclear bond energies of the constituent atoms using Pauling principle. In addition to that, Tichy-Ticha model was used to estimate the mean bond energy of the average cross-linking per atom , the average bond energy per atom of the remaining matrix , and the overall mean bond energy of the studied glasses. Results reveal that both of Tc and Tp decreases with increases Sn content. This is may be attributed to the decreasing in the overall mean bond energy . Besides, the plot of Ec (and also Tg) against was found to be non linear, which contradicts the well known linear correlation between Ec and Tg with as suggested by Tichy-Ticha model. This discrepancy may be due to the fact that the Tichy-Ticha linear correlation model was based on the assumption of covalent glassy network, while in the present glassy alloys, Se-Te binary doped with heavy elements such as Sn exhibit iono-covalent bonding. The calculated values of the ionicity are in support of this argument.

  16. 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.

  17. 40 CFR 721.10541 - 5,2,6-(Iminomethenimino)-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro-.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro-. 721.10541 Section 721.10541 Protection of Environment...-imidazo pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro-. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses... pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro- (PMN P-03-481; CAS No. 135285-90-4) is subject to reporting...

  18. 40 CFR 721.10541 - 5,2,6-(Iminomethenimino)-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro-.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro-. 721.10541 Section 721.10541 Protection of Environment...-imidazo pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro-. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses... pyrazine, octahydro-1,3,4,7,8,10-hexanitro- (PMN P-03-481; CAS No. 135285-90-4) is subject to reporting...

  19. Quasi-three-coordinate iron and cobalt terphenoxide complexes {Ar(iPr8)OM(μ-O)}2 (Ar(iPr8) = C6H-2,6-(C6H2-2,4,6-(i)Pr3)2-3,5-(i)Pr2; M = Fe or Co) with M(III)2(μ-O)2 core structures and the peroxide dimer of 2-oxepinoxy relevant to benzene oxidation.

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    Zhao, Pei; Lei, Hao; Ni, Chengbao; Guo, Jing-Dong; Kamali, Saeed; Fettinger, James C; Grandjean, Fernande; Long, Gary J; Nagase, Shigeru; Power, Philip P

    2015-09-21

    The bis(μ-oxo) dimeric complexes {Ar(iPr8)OM(μ-O)}2 (Ar(iPr8) = C6H-2,6-(C6H2-2,4,6-(i)Pr3)2-3,5-(i)Pr2; M = Fe (1), Co (2)) were prepared by oxidation of the M(I) half-sandwich complexes {Ar(iPr8)M(η(6)-arene)} (arene = benzene or toluene). Iron species 1 was prepared by reacting {Ar(iPr8)Fe(η(6)-benzene)} with N2O or O2, and cobalt species 2 was prepared by reacting {Ar(iPr8)Co(η(6)-toluene)} with O2. Both 1 and 2 were characterized by X-ray crystallography, UV-vis spectroscopy, magnetic measurements, and, in the case of 1, Mössbauer spectroscopy. The solid-state structures of both compounds reveal unique M2(μ-O)2 (M = Fe (1), Co(2)) cores with formally three-coordinate metal ions. The Fe···Fe separation in 1 bears a resemblance to that in the Fe2(μ-O)2 diamond core proposed for the methane monooxygenase intermediate Q. The structural differences between 1 and 2 are reflected in rather differing magnetic behavior. Compound 2 is thermally unstable, and its decomposition at room temperature resulted in the oxidation of the Ar(iPr8) ligand via oxygen insertion and addition to the central aryl ring of the terphenyl ligand to produce the 5,5'-peroxy-bis[4,6-(i)Pr2-3,7-bis(2,4,6-(i)Pr3-phenyl)oxepin-2(5H)-one] (3). The structure of the oxidized terphenyl species is closely related to that of a key intermediate proposed for the oxidation of benzene.

  20. Design and synthesis of 2-phenyl-1,4-dioxa-spiro[4.5]deca-6,9-dien-8-ones as potential anticancer agents starting from cytotoxic spiromamakone A.

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    Fuse, Shinichiro; Inaba, Kennichi; Takagi, Motoki; Tanaka, Masahiro; Hirokawa, Takatsugu; Johmoto, Kohei; Uekusa, Hidehiro; Shin-Ya, Kazuo; Takahashi, Takashi; Doi, Takayuki

    2013-08-01

    The spirocycle is a key structure found in many bioactive compounds. From the cytotoxic and spirocyclic natural product, spiromamakone A (1) and its analogues, a more synthetically accessible spiroacetal template 4 was designed based on structural similarity analysis. A total of 50 compounds were rapidly synthesized in only one or two synthetic steps from the starting compound, and their cytotoxicity was evaluated. As a result, (±)-(2R*,5R*)-2-(4-iodophenyl)-7-chloro-1,4-dioxa-spiro[4.5]deca-6,9-dien-8-one (7d-II) was discovered and found to be fifteen-fold more cytotoxic than 1. The easily accessible spiroacetal 7d-II appeared to act in a manner similar to the highly oxidized natural product, spiromamakone A (1).

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. RDamage 6, 7, 8 & 9 Cassettes

    SciTech Connect

    Griego, Jeffrey R; Kaul, Ann

    2012-06-08

    The RDamage series of ten experiments is part of a long-term collaboration with RFNC/VNIIEF in pulsed power technology. These experiments use a cylindrical configuration to study spallation damage, which allows for a natural recollection of the damaged material under proper driving conditions and post-shot collection of the damaged target material for subsequent metallographic analysis. Dynamic insitu experimental velocimetry diagnostics are also employed. LANL is responsible for the design of the experimental load and velocimetry system. VNIIEF is responsible for the design and construction of the driving explosive magnetic generator. In the RDamage-0, -1 and -2 experiments, data was collected about failure initiation of a well-characterized material (aluminum) in a cylindrical geometry. The RDamage-3, -4 and -5 experiments produced data on the behavior of material recollected after damage from pressures in the damage initiation regime. Data on the behavior of material recollected after complete failure was collected in the RDamage-6, -7, -8 and -9 experiments. This presentation shows the evolution of the load assembly through the experimental series.

  4. Effect of Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Jet of Neon on 7-Acetoxy-6-(2,3-Dibromopropyl)-4,8-Dimethylcoumarin Molecule

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    Tanışlı, Murat; Taşal, Erol

    2017-06-01

    Atmospheric-pressure low-temperature plasma jets and their applications are a topic of great interest in the fields of physics, technology, and medicine. In this study, the used self-made plasma jet is based on a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in neon (Ne) with typical processing parameters, such as frequency in the kHz range and voltage in the kV range. The plasma is characterized by optical emission spectroscopy (OES). These types of plasma can be used in various applications such as surface modification, inactivation of microorganisms, and chemical decomposition. This study is concerned with the Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR) and ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) absorption spectroscopy of the large 7-acetoxy-6-(2,3-dibromopropyl)-4,8-dimethylcoumarin molecule (abbreviated as 7AC) dissolved in ethanol and methanol solvents and their modification after atmospheric-pressure plasma treatment (APPT) with the DBD. The research is motivated by the significance of this molecule in different fields of application. Also the changes in the structure are recorded. After APPT, the peak corresponding to the carbonyl bond at a wavenumber of 1715 cm-1 disappears in the IR spectrum of the ethanol solution, and when splitting at a wavenumber of 1405 cm-1 is observed, the peak at 1224 cm-1 is found to disappear after plasma is applied. It is seen new peaks at frequencies of 432 and 655 cm-1 are formed. When the same situation is analyzed for the 7AC molecule dissolved in methanol, a new peak is observed at 1634 cm-1. The intensities of the peaks at 3433 and 2075 cm-1 also increase and there is a large change in the wavenumber at 600 cm-1. In the UV spectra, a significant increase in the absorbance of the 7AC molecule dissolved in ethanol is observed after APPT, whereas a small decrease in the absorbance of the 7AC molecule dissolved in methanol is obtained. Owing to the lack of symmetry, many normal bands of vibrations are mixed.

  5. 10a-Hy-droxy-9-(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-3,4,5,6,7,8a,9,10a-octa-hydro-1H-xanthene-1,8(2H)-dione.

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    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Ooi, Chin Wei; Reddy, B Palakshi; Vijayakumar, V; Sarveswari, S

    2012-08-01

    In the title compound, C(20)H(22)O(5), the tetra-hydro-pyran, cyclo-hexene and cyclo-hexane rings of the xanthene ring system adopt half-chair, half-boat and chair conformations, respectively. The mean plane of the four roughly planar atoms of the tetra-hydro-pyran ring (r.m.s. deviation = 0.111 Å) forms a dihedral angle of 82.91 (4)° with the meth-oxy-benzene group. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via O-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into sheets lying parallel to the ac plane. The crystal is further consolidated by weak C-H⋯π inter-actions.

  6. Synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial and enzymatic activity of 4b,9b-dihydroxy-7,8-dihydro-4bH-indeno[1,2-b]benzofuran-9,10(6H,9bH)-dione

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    Mehdi, Sayed Hasan; Hashim, Rokiah; Ghalib, Raza Murad; Fátima C. Guedes da Silva, M.; Sulaiman, Othman; Rahman, Syed Ziaur; Murugaiyah, Vikneswaran; Marimuthu, Mani Maran

    2011-12-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, 4b,9b-dihydroxy-7,8-dihydro-4bH-indeno[1,2-b]benzofuran-9,10(6H,9bH)-dione has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. It crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2 1/c with Z = 4. The FTIR as well as the 1H and 13C NMR spectra of the compound were also recorded and briefly discussed. The compound showed potential antimicrobial activity comparable to that of clinically used antimicrobial agents against selected microorganisms. It has selective and moderate inhibitory activity on butyryl cholinesterase enzyme and could serve as potential lead compound for synthesis of more bioactive derivatives.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    2016-05-23

    The novel organic material C{sub 20}H{sub 21}ClN{sub 2}O 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 P2{sub 1}/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) Å{sup 3} 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 27 CFR 8.6 - Administrative provisions.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Administrative provisions..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS EXCLUSIVE OUTLETS Scope of Regulations § 8.6 Administrative provisions. (a) General. The Act makes applicable the provisions including penalties of sections 49 and 50 of Title...

  11. 22 CFR 8.6 - Membership.

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    2010-04-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF STATE GENERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MANAGEMENT § 8.6 Membership. (a) The act requires a balanced... committee's functions and should be chosen from different vocations having knowledge in the subject. (b) It..., sex, or color. (c) The committee office will keep the Advisory Committee Management Officer...

  12. 43 CFR 8.6 - Buildings.

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    2014-10-01

    ... THE ARMY RELATIVE TO RESERVOIR PROJECT LANDS § 8.6 Buildings. Buildings for human occupancy as well as other structures which would interfere with the operation of the project for any project purpose will be prohibited on reservoir project lands. ...

  13. Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 1M HCl by D-glucose derivatives of dihydropyrido [2,3-d:6,5-d′] dipyrimidine-2, 4, 6, 8(1H,3H, 5H,7H)-tetraone

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    Verma, Chandrabhan; Quraishi, M. A.; Kluza, K.; Makowska-Janusik, M.; Olasunkanmi, Lukman O.; Ebenso, Eno E.

    2017-01-01

    D-glucose derivatives of dihydropyrido-[2,3-d:6,5-d′]-dipyrimidine-2, 4, 6, 8(1H,3H, 5H,7H)-tetraone (GPHs) have been synthesized and investigated as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in 1M HCl solution using gravimetric, electrochemical, surface, quantum chemical calculations and Monte Carlo simulations methods. The order of inhibition efficiencies is GPH-3 > GPH-2 > GPH-1. The results further showed that the inhibitor molecules with electron releasing (-OH, -OCH3) substituents exhibit higher efficiency than the parent molecule without any substituents. Polarization study suggests that the studied compounds are mixed-type but exhibited predominantly cathodic inhibitive effect. The adsorption of these compounds on mild steel surface obeyed the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. SEM, EDX and AFM analyses were used to confirm the inhibitive actions of the molecules on mild steel surface. Quantum chemical (QC) calculations and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations studies were undertaken to further corroborate the experimental results. PMID:28317849

  14. Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 1M HCl by D-glucose derivatives of dihydropyrido [2,3-d:6,5-d‧] dipyrimidine-2, 4, 6, 8(1H,3H, 5H,7H)-tetraone

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    Verma, Chandrabhan; Quraishi, M. A.; Kluza, K.; Makowska-Janusik, M.; Olasunkanmi, Lukman O.; Ebenso, Eno E.

    2017-03-01

    D-glucose derivatives of dihydropyrido-[2,3-d:6,5-d‧]-dipyrimidine-2, 4, 6, 8(1H,3H, 5H,7H)-tetraone (GPHs) have been synthesized and investigated as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in 1M HCl solution using gravimetric, electrochemical, surface, quantum chemical calculations and Monte Carlo simulations methods. The order of inhibition efficiencies is GPH-3 > GPH-2 > GPH-1. The results further showed that the inhibitor molecules with electron releasing (-OH, -OCH3) substituents exhibit higher efficiency than the parent molecule without any substituents. Polarization study suggests that the studied compounds are mixed-type but exhibited predominantly cathodic inhibitive effect. The adsorption of these compounds on mild steel surface obeyed the Langmuir adsorption isotherm. SEM, EDX and AFM analyses were used to confirm the inhibitive actions of the molecules on mild steel surface. Quantum chemical (QC) calculations and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations studies were undertaken to further corroborate the experimental results.

  15. On the AC-conductivity mechanism in nano-crystalline Se79-xTe15In6Pbx (x = 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) alloys

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    Anjali; Patial, Balbir Singh; Bhardwaj, Suresh; Awasthi, A. M.; Thakur, Nagesh

    2017-10-01

    In-depth analysis of complex AC-conductivity for nano-crystalline Se79-xTe15In6Pbx (x = 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 at wt%) alloys is made in the temperature range 308-423 K and over the frequency range 10-1-107 Hz, to understand the conduction mechanism. The investigated nano-crystalline alloys were prepared by melt-quench technique. Sharp structural peaks in X-ray diffraction pattern indicate the nano-crystalline nature, which is also confirmed by FESEM. The AC conductivity shows universal characteristics and at higher frequency a transition from dc to dispersive behavior occurs. Moreover, it is confirmed that ac conductivity (σac) obeys the Jonscher power law as ωs (s< 1). The obtained results are analyzed in the light of various theoretical models. The correlated barrier hopping (CBH) model associated with non-intimate valence alternation pairs (NVAP's) is found most appropriate to describe the conduction mechanisms in these alloys. In addition, the CBH model description reveals that the bipolaron (single polaron) transport dominates at lower (higher) temperature. The density of localized states has also been deduced.

  16. 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.

  17. Peptide-nucleic acids (PNAs) with pyrimido[4,5-d]pyrimidine-2,4,5,7-(1H,3H,6H,8H)-tetraone (PPT) as a universal base: their synthesis and binding affinity for oligodeoxyribonucleotides.

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    Hirano, Taisuke; Kuroda, Kenji; Kataoka, Masanori; Hayakawa, Yoshihiro

    2009-07-21

    Peptide-nucleic acids (PNAs) including pyrimido[4,5-d]pyrimidine-2,4,5,7-(1H,3H,6H,8H)-tetraone (PPT) as a nucleobase were synthesized, and their binding affinity for the complementary oligodeoxyribonucleotides was investigated. We found that PNAs with one or two PPT(s) and natural nucleobases (i.e., adenine, cytosine, guanine, or thymine) have excellent binding affinity for oligodeoxyribonucleotides with complementary bases at the positions facing the natural nucleobases, and with adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine at the positions opposite PPT in PNAs. The binding affinity of the PPT-containing PNA is higher than or comparable to that of a PNA consisting of all complementary natural nucleobases, viz. a PNA with a suitable natural nucleobase in place of PPT in the PPT-containing PNA. Consequently, it was concluded that PPT serves as a useful universal base that can recognize all natural nucleobases.

  18. Significantly enhanced magnetic properties of a powder of amorphous Fe70MnxMo3Cr4-6W8-10Si4-5B3-5 particles achieved by annealing treatments below the crystallization temperature

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    Zhang, Jiliang; Zheng, Zhigang; Shek, Chan Hung

    2014-06-01

    Annealing treatments below crystallization temperature were conducted on commercial Fe70MnxMo3Cr4-6W8-10Si4-5B3-5 (x = balance) amorphous powder. It was found that such treatment could significantly improve the soft magnetic properties of the powder especially at a higher frequency. Saturation magnetization increased to a maximum and hysteresis loop decreased to a minimum after the powder was annealed at 800 K for 30 min. Magnetic force microscopy observation indicated that the size of domain structure was not changed but the phase contrast became obvious after annealing. The enhancements of soft magnetic properties were explained in terms of structural relaxation and nanocrystallization as well as the Bethe-Slater curve. Moreover, a characteristic frequency at which the a.c. susceptibility exhibits a drastic change is found and that frequency changes with the annealing treatment.

  19. Study of Geomagnetic Anomalies Related to Earthquakes at Pisco Peru 2007 (M=8.0) and at Taiwan 2009 (M= 6.4) (Invited)

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    Yumoto, K.; Takla, E.; Ishitsuka, J.; Rosales, D.; Dutra, S. L.; Liu, J. G.; Kakinami, Y.; Uozumi, T.; Abe, S.

    2010-12-01

    The Space Environment Research Center (SERC), Kyushu University deployed the MAGnetic Data Acqusition System (MAGDAS) at 53 stations along the 210- and 96-degree magnetic meridians (MM) and the magnetic Dip equator, and three FM-CW radars along the 210-degree MM during the International Heliophysical Year (IHY) period of 2005-2009 (see http://magdas.serc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ and http://magdas2.serc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/). By analyzing these new MAGDAS data, we can perform a real-time monitoring for understanding the plasma and electromagnetic environment changes in geospace and lithosphere. In the present paper, we will introduce geomagnetic anomalies associated with larger earthquakes (EQs), observed at the MAGDAS stations. The first event is the Pisco earthquake (M=8.0) on August 15, 2007, which was the largest shallow earthquake and affected the coastal area south of Lima for 250 years. This occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. Geomagnetic data from the MAGDAS Ancon (ANC; about 180 km from the epicenter), the INTERMAGNET Huancayo (HUA;about 190 km from the epicenter) and the MAGDAS Eusebio (EUS; about 39°east from ANC) stations were analyzed to clarify if there is a relation between the geomagnetic variations and the tectonic activities at Peru during 2007. Our results indicate both long- (several months) and short-term (daily) anomalous geomagnetic variations (H and Z components) in relation with these seismic activities. In addition, there were anomalous signals of Pc 3 polarization (Z/H) a few months before the onset of seismic activities. The second event is the Taiwan earthquake of M=6.4 on the Richter scale, which occurred at depth ≈ 45 km, on 19th of December 2009. The epicenter was located about 20 Km away from our MAGDAS Hualien (HLN) station. The MAGDAS Amami-ohshima (AMA) station in Japan was used as a remote reference station. The geomagnetic components (H, D and Z) at the HLN station showed baseline fluctuations

  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. Preparation and characterization of the superconductor CaLaBaCu 2.8(PO 4) 0.2O 6.2 compound

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    Luis De Los Santos, Valladares; Angel Bustamante, D.; Jesus Flores, S.; Gonzalez, G. Juan C.

    2004-08-01

    We report the study of the CaLaBaCu 2.80(PO 4) 0.20O 6.20 compound which is a superconductor with critical temperature of 90 K. This compound was prepared by the solid state reaction method under normal conditions of pressure and temperature, replacing 0.2 of the oxianion phosphate (PO 4) -3 in the Copper site of CaLaBaCu 3O 7- δ (La-1113). Tc was determined by measurement of magnetic susceptibility by using a SQUID detection system. The X-ray difractogram revealed the BaCuO 2 as extra phase, the Rietveld analysis sugested an orthorhombic crystalline structure belonging to the Pmmm spatial group with a=3.849 Å, b=3.880 Å and c=11.630 Å.

  2. A comparative study of the redox and excited state properties of (nBu4N)2[Mo6X14] and (nBu4N)2[Mo6X8(CF3COO)6] (X = Cl, Br, or I).

    PubMed

    Kirakci, Kaplan; Kubát, Pavel; Langmaier, Jan; Polívka, Tomáš; Fuciman, Marcel; Fejfarová, Karla; Lang, Kamil

    2013-05-21

    The excited-state dynamics, luminescence, and redox properties of a series of hexanuclear molybdenum cluster complexes, (nBu4N)2[Mo6X14] and (nBu4N)2[Mo6X8(CF3COO)6] (X = Cl, Br, or I), were investigated. Substitution of the apical halogen ligands for the trifluoroacetate ligands increased the oxidation potentials and induced a blue shift in the absorption and luminescence bands as well as a considerable increase in the luminescence quantum yields for heavy inner ligands. Time-resolved transient absorption measurements showed that the intersystem crossing from the excited singlet states is ultrafast with time constants ranging between <120 fs and 1.68 ps and leads to hot triplet states. The following cooling occurred at a ps time scale and was assigned to electronic redistribution within the emissive triplet state sublevels. The formation of singlet oxygen, O2((1)Δg), suggested earlier on the basis of photooxidation experiments for some complexes, was revised by direct measurements of O2((1)Δg) phosphorescence. We showed the effects of the attached ligands on key physico-chemical and photophysical parameters of the title complexes. The synthesis and structural characterisation of a new cluster complex, (nBu4N)2[Mo6Br8(CF3COO)6], completed the series. Our results demonstrated that the complexes with heavy inner ligands (Br, I) and apical trifluoroacetate ligands were photochemically and electrochemically stable, highly luminescent, and good sensitisers of O2((1)Δg).

  3. Ring-expansion synthesis and crystal structure of dimethyl 4-ethyl-1,4,5,6,7,8-hexa­hydro­azonino[5,6-b]indole-2,3-di­carboxyl­ate

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    Nguyen, Van Tuyen; Sorokina, Elena A.; Listratova, Anna V.; Voskressensky, Leonid G.; Lobanov, Nikolai N.; Dorovatovskii, Pavel V.

    2017-01-01

    The title compound, C20H24N2O4, is the product of a ring-expansion reaction from a seven-membered hexa­hydro­azepine to a nine-membered azonine. The azonine ring of the mol­ecule adopts a chair–boat conformation. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by bifurcated N—H⋯(O,O) hydrogen bonds, generating [010] zigzag chains. The title compound shows inhibitory activity against acetyl­cholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, and might be considered as a candidate for the design of new types of anti-Alzheimer’s drugs. PMID:28316803

  4. Association of parents' and children's physical activity and sedentary time in Year 4 (8-9) and change between Year 1 (5-6) and Year 4: a longitudinal study.

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    Jago, Russell; Solomon-Moore, Emma; Macdonald-Wallis, Corrie; Thompson, Janice L; Lawlor, Deborah A; Sebire, Simon J

    2017-08-17

    Parents could be important influences on child physical activity and parents are often encouraged to be more active with their child. This paper examined the association between parent and child physical activity and sedentary time in a UK cohort of children assessed when the children were in Year 1 (5-6 years old) and in Year 4 (8-9 years old). One thousand two hundred twenty three children and parents provided data in Year 4 and of these 685 participated in Year 1. Children and parents wore an accelerometer for five days including a weekend. Mean minutes of sedentary time and moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) were derived. Multiple imputation was used to impute all missing data and create complete datasets. Linear regression models examined whether parent MVPA and sedentary time at Year 4 and at Year 1 predicted child MVPA and sedentary time at Year 4. Change in parent MVPA and sedentary time was used to predict change in child MVPA and sedentary time between Year 1 and Year 4. Imputed data showed that at Year 4, female parent sedentary time was associated with child sedentary time (0.13, 95% CI = 0.00 to 0.27 mins/day), with a similar association for male parents (0.15, 95% CI = -0.02 to 0.32 mins/day). Female parent and child MVPA at Year 4 were associated (0.16, 95% CI = 0.08 to 0.23 mins/day) with a smaller association for male parents (0.08, 95% CI = -0.01 to 0.17 mins/day). There was little evidence that either male or female parent MVPA at Year 1 predicted child MVPA at Year 4 with similar associations for sedentary time. There was little evidence that change in parent MVPA or sedentary time predicted change in child MVPA or sedentary time respectively. Parents who were more physically active when their child was 8-9 years old had a child who was more active, but the magnitude of association was generally small. There was little evidence that parental activity from three years earlier predicted child activity at age 8-9, or

  5. A σ(1) receptor pharmacophore derived from a series of N-substituted 4-azahexacyclo[5.4.1.0(2,6).0(3,10).0(5,9).0(8,11)]dodecan-3-ols (AHDs).

    PubMed

    Banister, Samuel D; Manoli, Miral; Doddareddy, Munikumar Reddy; Hibbs, David E; Kassiou, Michael

    2012-10-01

    A library of N-substituted 4-azahexacyclo[5.4.1.0(2,6).0(3,10).0(5,9).0(8,11)]dodecan-3-ols (AHDs) was synthesized and subjected to competition binding assays at σ(1) and σ(2) receptors, as well as off-target screening of representative members at 44 other common central nervous system (CNS) receptors, transporters, and ion channels. Excluding 3 low affinity analogs, 31 ligands demonstrated nanomolar K(i) values for either σ receptor subtype. Several selective σ(1) and σ(2) ligands were discovered, with selectivities of up to 29.6 times for σ(1) and 52.4 times for σ(2), as well as several high affinity, subtype non-selective ligands. The diversity of structures and σ(1) affinities of the ligands allowed the generation of a σ(1) receptor pharmacophore that will enable the rational design of increasingly selective and potent σ(1) ligands for probing σ(1) receptor function.

  6. Biachellaite, (Na,Ca,K)8(Si6Al6O24)(SO4)2(OH)0.5 · H2O, a new mineral species of the cancrinite group

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    Chukanov, N. V.; Rastsvetaeva, R. K.; Pekov, I. V.; Zadov, A. E.; Allori, R.; Zubkova, N. V.; Giester, G.; Puscharovsky, D. Yu.; van, K. V.

    2009-12-01

    Biachellaite, a new mineral species of the cancrinite group, has been found in a volcanic ejecta in the Biachella Valley, Sacrofano Caldera, Latium region, Italy, as colorless isometric hexagonal bipyramidal-pinacoidal crystals up to 1 cm in size overgrowing the walls of cavities in a rock sample composed of sanidine, diopside, andradite, leucite and hauyne. The mineral is brittle, with perfect cleavage parallel to {10 bar 1 0} and imperfect cleavage or parting (?) parallel to {0001}. The Mohs hardness is 5. Dmeas = 2.51(1) g/cm3 (by equilibration with heavy liquids). The densities calculated from single-crystal X-ray data and from X-ray powder data are 2.515 g/cm3 and 2.520 g/cm3, respectively. The IR spectrum demonstrates the presence of SO{4/2-}, H2O, and absence of CO{3/2-}. Biachellaite is uniaxial, positive, ω = 1.512(1), ɛ = 1.514(1). The weight loss on ignition (vacuum, 800°C, 1 h) is 1.6(1)%. The chemical composition determined by electron microprobe is as follows, wt %: 10.06 Na2O, 5.85 K2O, 12.13 CaO, 26.17 Al2O3, 31.46 SiO2, 12.71 SO3, 0.45 Cl, 1.6 H2O (by TG data), -0.10 -O=Cl2, total is 100.33. The empirical formula ( Z = 15) is (Na3.76Ca2.50K1.44)Σ7.70(Si6.06Al5.94O24)(SO4)1.84Cl0.15(OH)0.43 · 0.81H2O. The simplified formula is as follows: (Na,Ca,K)8(Si6Al6O24)(SO4)2(OH)0.5 · H2O. Biachellaite is trigonal, space group P3, a =12.913(1), c = 79.605(5) Å; V = 11495(1) Å3. The crystal structure of biachellaite is characterized by the 30-layer stacking sequence ( ABCABCACACBACBACBCACBACBACBABC)∞. The tetrahedral framework contains three types of channels composed of cages of four varieties: cancrinite, sodalite, bystrite (losod) and liottite. The strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern [ d, Å ( I, %) ( hkl)] are as follows: 11.07 (19) (100, 101), 6.45 (18) (110, 111), 3.720 (100) (2.1.10, 300, 301, 2.0.16, 302), 3.576 (18) (1.0.21, 2.0.17, 306), 3.300 (47) (1.0.23, 2.1.15), 3.220 (16) (2.1.16, 222). The type material of

  7. 7,7-Dimethyl-2-methyl­amino-4-(4-methyl­phenyl)-3-nitro-7,8-di­hydro-4H-chromen-5(6H)-one

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    Inglebert, S. Antony; Kamalraja, Jayabal; Sethusankar, K.; Perumal, Paramasivam T.

    2014-01-01

    In the title compound, C19H22N2O4, the six-membered cyclo­hexenone ring of the chromene unit adopts an envelope conformation, with the dimethyl-substituted C atom as the flap, while the pyran ring has a boat conformation. These two mean planes are inclined to one another by 6.65 (13)°·The benzene ring is normal to the 4H-chromene moiety mean plane, making a dihedral angle of 89.18 (5)°. The methyl­amine and nitro groups are slightly twisted from the chromene moiety mean plane, with torsion angles C—N—C—O = 1.70 (18) and O—N—C—C = 0.15 (18)°. The mol­ecular structure is characterized by an intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bond, which generates an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked via pairs of weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. These dimers are connected by further C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming sheets lying parallel to (10-1). PMID:24940281

  8. 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.

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    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.

  9. Differential development of CD4 and CD8 cytotoxic T cells (CTL) in PBMC across the leprosy spectrum; IL-6 with IFN-gamma or IL-2 generate CTL in multibacillary patients.

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    de la Barrera, S; Finiasz, D M; Fink, S; Valdez, R; Bottasso, O; Balina, L M; Sasiain, M C

    1997-03-01

    In the present study we evaluated the contribution of CD4 and CD8 T cells on the antigen-specific cytotoxic activity induced by whole Mycobacterium leprae in leprosy patients and normal controls (N) as well as the modulation of this activity by some cytokines. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from N or from leprosy patients were stimulated with antigen in the presence or absence of cytokines for 7 days. M. leprae-stimulated PBMC were depleted of CD4 or CD8 antigen-bearing cells and employed as effector cells in a 4-hr [31Cr]-release assay against autologous M. leprae-pulsed macrophages. Our results demonstrate that both CD4 and CD8 T cells contribute to M. leprae-induced cytotoxic activity, with differences observed in paucibacillary (PB) and multibacillary (MB) patients. CD8-mediated cytotoxic activity is higher than that of CD4 cells in PB patients, while in MB patients CD4 cytotoxicity is predominant. Our data also demonstrate that the generation of CD4 and CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) can be modulated differentially by interleukin-4 (IL-4), IL-6, gamma interferon (IFN-gamma), or IL-2. Although MB patients developed the lowest CTL response, cytokines such as IL-6 plus IL-2 or IFN-gamma were able to generate both CD4 and CD8 cytotoxic T cells from MB patients. In PB patients, IL-6 plus IFN-gamma displayed the highest stimulation on CD8 effector cells. Thus, an important role may be assigned to IL-6, together with IL-2 or IFN-gamma, in the differentiation of M. leprae-specific CTL effector cells.

  10. Syntheses; 77Se, 203Tl, and 205Tl NMR; and theoretical studies of the Tl2Se6(6-), Tl3Se6(5-), and Tl3Se7(5-) anions and the X-ray crystal structures of [2,2,2-crypt-Na]4[Tl4Se8].en and [2,2,2-crypt-Na]2[Tl2Se4](infinity)1.en.

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    Pirani, Ayaaz M; Mercier, Hélène P A; Suontamo, Reijo J; Schrobilgen, Gary J; Santry, David P; Borrmann, Horst

    2005-11-28

    The 2,2,2-crypt salts of the Tl4Se8(4-) and [Tl2Se4(2-)]infinity1 anions have been obtained by extraction of the ternary alloy NaTl0.5Se in ethylenediamine (en) in the presence of 2,2,2-crypt and 18-crown-6 followed by vapor-phase diffusion of THF into the en extract. The [2,2,2-crypt-Na]4[Tl4Se8].en crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/n, with Z = 2 and a = 14.768(3) angstroms, b = 16.635(3) angstroms, c = 21.254(4) angstroms, beta = 94.17(3) degrees at -123 degrees C, and the [2,2,2-crypt-Na]2[Tl2Se4]infinity1.en crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/c, with Z = 4 and a = 14.246(2) angstroms, b = 14.360(3) angstroms, c = 26.673(8) angstroms, beta = 99.87(3) degrees at -123 degrees C. The TlIII anions, Tl2Se6(6-) and Tl3Se7(5-), and the mixed oxidation state TlI/TlIII anion, Tl3Se6(5-), have been obtained by extraction of NaTl0.5Se and NaTlSe in en, in the presence of 2,2,2-crypt and/or in liquid NH3, and have been characterized in solution by low-temperature 77Se, 203Tl, and 205Tl NMR spectroscopy. The 1J(203,205Tl-77Se) and 2J(203,205Tl-203,205Tl) couplings of the three anions have been used to arrive at their solution structures by detailed analyses and simulations of all spin multiplets that comprise the 205,203Tl NMR subspectra arising from natural abundance 205,203Tl and 77Se isotopomer distributions. The structure of Tl2Se6(6-) is based on a Tl2Se2 ring in which each thallium is bonded to two exo-selenium atoms so that these thalliums are four-coordinate and possess a formal oxidation state of +3. The Tl4Se8(4-) anion is formally derived from the Tl2Se6(6-) anion by coordination of each pair of terminal Se atoms to the TlIII atom of a TlSe+ cation. The structure of the [Tl2Se4(2-)]infinity1 anion is comprised of edge-sharing distorted TlSe4 tetrahedra that form infinite, one-dimensional [Tl2Se42-]infinity1 chains. The structures of Tl3Se6(5-) and Tl3Se7(5-) are derived from Tl4Se4-cubes in which one thallium atom has been removed and

  11. Synthesis, magnetism, and electrochemistry of the Ni14- and Ni5-containing heteropolytungstates [Ni14(OH)6(H2O)10(HPO4)4(P2W15O56)4]34- and [Ni5(OH)4(H2O)4(β-GeW9O34)(β-GeW8O30(OH))]13-.

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    Ibrahim, Masooma; Xiang, Yixian; Bassil, Bassem S; Lan, Yanhua; Powell, Annie K; de Oliveira, Pedro; Keita, Bineta; Kortz, Ulrich

    2013-08-05

    The two Ni(2+)-containing heteropolytungstates [Ni14(OH)6(H2O)10(HPO4)4(P2W15O56)4](34-) (Ni14) and [Ni5(OH)4(H2O)4(β-GeW9O34)(β-GeW8O30(OH))](13-) (Ni5) have been successfully synthesized in aqueous, basic media under conventional reaction conditions, and they were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric and elemental analyses, electrochemistry, and magnetic studies. The cyclic voltammetry (CV) patterns of Ni14 and Ni5 showed chemically reversible multielectronic waves for slow scan time scales. For Ni14, an important acidity inversion effect between its reduced forms was observed. Magnetic studies revealed dominant ferromagnetic interactions among the nickel(II) ions in both polyanions.

  12. (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.

  13. 14-Meth­oxy-4,6-dimethyl-9-phenyl-8,12-dioxa-4,6-di­aza­tetra­cyclo­[8.8.0.02,7.013,18]octa­deca-2(7),13,15,17-tetra­ene-3,5,11-trione

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    Jagadeesan, G; Jayashree, S.; Kannan, D.; Bakthadoss, M.; Aravindhan, S.

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C23H20N2O6, crystallizes with two mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit in which the dihedral angles between the mean planes of the pyran and phenyl rings are 66.6 (1) and 61.9 (1) °. The fused pyrone and pyran rings each adopts a sofa conformation. In the crystal, C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules, forming a two-dimensional network parallel to [001]. PMID:24109298

  14. Single amino acid deletion in transmembrane segment D4S6 of sodium channel Scn8a (Nav1.6) in a mouse mutant with a chronic movement disorder.

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    Jones, Julie M; Dionne, Louise; Dell'Orco, James; Parent, Rachel; Krueger, Jamie N; Cheng, Xiaoyang; Dib-Hajj, Sulayman D; Bunton-Stasyshyn, Rosie K; Sharkey, Lisa M; Dowling, James J; Murphy, Geoffrey G; Shakkottai, Vikram G; Shrager, Peter; Meisler, Miriam H

    2016-05-01

    Mutations of the neuronal sodium channel gene SCN8A are associated with lethal movement disorders in the mouse and with human epileptic encephalopathy. We describe a spontaneous mouse mutation, Scn8a(9J), that is associated with a chronic movement disorder with early onset tremor and adult onset dystonia. Scn8a(9J) homozygotes have a shortened lifespan, with only 50% of mutants surviving beyond 6 months of age. The 3 bp in-frame deletion removes 1 of the 3 adjacent isoleucine residues in transmembrane segment DIVS6 of Nav1.6 (p.Ile1750del). The altered helical orientation of the transmembrane segment displaces pore-lining amino acids with important roles in channel activation and inactivation. The predicted impact on channel activity was confirmed by analysis of cerebellar Purkinje neurons from mutant mice, which lack spontaneous and induced repetitive firing. In a heterologous expression system, the activity of the mutant channel was below the threshold for detection. Observations of decreased nerve conduction velocity and impaired behavior in an open field are also consistent with reduced activity of Nav1.6. The Nav1.6Δ1750 protein is only partially glycosylated. The abundance of mutant Nav1.6 is reduced at nodes of Ranvier and is not detectable at the axon initial segment. Despite a severe reduction in channel activity, the lifespan and motor function of Scn8a(9J/9J) mice are significantly better than null mutants lacking channel protein. The clinical phenotype of this severe hypomorphic mutant expands the spectrum of Scn8a disease to include a recessively inherited, chronic and progressive movement disorder. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. 7 CFR 8.6 - Authorization for use.

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    2011-01-01

    ... Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 4-H CLUB NAME AND EMBLEM § 8.6 Authorization for use. (a) The... use of the 4-H Club Name and Emblem: (1) For educational or informational uses which the Cooperative... use the 4-H Club Name and Emblem may be obtained from the Administrator of the Cooperative State...

  16. The colocalization potential of HIV-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T-cells is mediated by integrin β7 but not CCR6 and regulated by retinoic acid.

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    Wacleche, Vanessa Sue; Chomont, Nicolas; Gosselin, Annie; Monteiro, Patricia; Goupil, Mathieu; Kared, Hassen; Tremblay, Cécile; Bernard, Nicole; Boulassel, Mohamed-Rachid; Routy, Jean-Pierre; Ancuta, Petronela

    2012-01-01

    CD4(+) T-cells from gut-associated lymphoid tissues (GALT) are major targets for HIV-1 infection. Recruitment of excess effector CD8(+) T-cells in the proximity of target cells is critical for the control of viral replication. Here, we investigated the colocalization potential of HIV-specific CD8(+) and CD4(+) T-cells into the GALT and explored the role of retinoic acid (RA) in regulating this process in a cohort of HIV-infected subjects with slow disease progression. The expression of the gut-homing molecules integrin β7, CCR6, and CXCR3 was identified as a "signature" for HIV-specific but not CMV-specific CD4(+) T-cells thus providing a new explanation for their enhanced permissiveness to infection in vivo. HIV-specific CD8(+) T-cells also expressed high levels of integrin β7 and CXCR3; however CCR6 was detected at superior levels on HIV-specific CD4(+) versus CD8(+) T-cells. All trans RA (ATRA) upregulated the expression of integrin β7 but not CCR6 on HIV-specific T-cells. Together, these results suggest that HIV-specific CD8(+) T-cells may colocalize in excess with CD4(+) T-cells into the GALT via integrin β7 and CXCR3, but not via CCR6. Considering our previous findings that CCR6(+)CD4(+) T-cells are major cellular targets for HIV-DNA integration in vivo, a limited ability of CD8(+) T-cells to migrate in the vicinity of CCR6(+)CD4(+) T-cells may facilitate HIV replication and dissemination at mucosal sites.

  17. The Colocalization Potential of HIV-Specific CD8+ and CD4+ T-Cells is Mediated by Integrin β7 but Not CCR6 and Regulated by Retinoic Acid

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    Wacleche, Vanessa Sue; Chomont, Nicolas; Gosselin, Annie; Monteiro, Patricia; Goupil, Mathieu; Kared, Hassen; Tremblay, Cécile; Bernard, Nicole; Boulassel, Mohamed-Rachid; Routy, Jean-Pierre; Ancuta, Petronela

    2012-01-01

    CD4+ T-cells from gut-associated lymphoid tissues (GALT) are major targets for HIV-1 infection. Recruitment of excess effector CD8+ T-cells in the proximity of target cells is critical for the control of viral replication. Here, we investigated the colocalization potential of HIV-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T-cells into the GALT and explored the role of retinoic acid (RA) in regulating this process in a cohort of HIV-infected subjects with slow disease progression. The expression of the gut-homing molecules integrin β7, CCR6, and CXCR3 was identified as a “signature” for HIV-specific but not CMV-specific CD4+ T-cells thus providing a new explanation for their enhanced permissiveness to infection in vivo. HIV-specific CD8+ T-cells also expressed high levels of integrin β7 and CXCR3; however CCR6 was detected at superior levels on HIV-specific CD4+ versus CD8+ T-cells. All trans RA (ATRA) upregulated the expression of integrin β7 but not CCR6 on HIV-specific T-cells. Together, these results suggest that HIV-specific CD8+ T-cells may colocalize in excess with CD4+ T-cells into the GALT via integrin β7 and CXCR3, but not via CCR6. Considering our previous findings that CCR6+CD4+ T-cells are major cellular targets for HIV-DNA integration in vivo, a limited ability of CD8+ T-cells to migrate in the vicinity of CCR6+CD4+ T-cells may facilitate HIV replication and dissemination at mucosal sites. PMID:22470433

  18. Spectroscopic and structural characterization of the charge-transfer interaction of N,N'-bis-alkyl derivatives of 1,4,6,8-naphthalenediimide with chloranilic and picric acids

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    Refat, Moamen S.; Ahmed, Hamdy A.; Grabchev, Ivo; El-Zayat, Lamia A.

    2008-09-01

    Charge-transfer (CT) complexes formed from the reactions of two N,N'-bis-alkyl derivatives of 1,4,6,8-naphthalenediimide such as N, N'-bis[2-hydroxyethyl)]-1,4,6,8-naphthalenediimide (BHENDI) and N, N'-bis-[2- N, N-dimethylaminoethyl)]-1,4,6,8-naphthalenediimide (BDMAENDI) with chloranilic acid (CLA) and piciric acid (PA) as π-acceptors, have been studied spectrophotometrically in methanol and chloroform, respectively at 25 °C. The photometric titration curves for the reactions indicated that the data obtained refer to 1:1 charge-transfer complexes of [(BHENDI)(CLA)], [(BDMAENDI)(CLA)], [(BHENDI)(PA)] and [(BDMAENDI)(PA)] were formed. Benesi-Hildebrand and its modification methods were applied to the determination of association constant ( K), molar extinction coefficient ( ɛ). The solid CT complexes have been synthesized and characterization by different spectral methods.

  19. 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

  20. Hydrothermal synthesis and formation mechanism of single-crystal Auivillius Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets with ammonium bismuth citrate (C6H10BiNO8) as Bi sources

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    Sun, Xiaolei; Xu, Gang; Bai, Huiwen; Zhao, Yangang; Tian, He; Wang, Jiangwei; Li, Xiang; Han, Gaorong

    2017-10-01

    Single-crystalline Auivillium Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets with dominant (0 1 0) facets have been successfully synthesized by using ammonium bismuth citrate (C6H10BiNO8) as bismuth sources via a conventional hydrothermal route. The as-prepared Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets were characterized by X-ray diffracton, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high resolution TEM, and selected area electron diffraction. In order to understand the formation mechanism of the Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets, a set of time-dependent experiments were carried out. The results reveal that the (C6H10NO8)3- ions involved in the feedstock suspensions released by the ionization of C6H10BiNO8 play an important role in the formation of the Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets. A possible formation mechanism of the Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets has been discussed based on the analyses of the lattice structure of Bi4Ti3O12 and the effect of C6H10BiNO8 used in the feedstock precursors.

  1. Mechanochemical synthesis and crystal structure of a 1:2 co-crystal of 1,3,6,8-tetra­aza­tri­cyclo[4.3.1.13,8]undecane (TATU) and 4-chloro-3,5-dimethyl­phenol

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    Rivera, Augusto; Rojas, Jicli José; Sadat-Bernal, John; Ríos-Motta, Jaime; Bolte, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Solvent-free treatment of 1,3,6,8-tetra­aza­tri­cyclo­[4.3.1.13,8]undecano (TATU) with 4-chloro-3,5-di­methyl­phenol led to the formation of the title co-crystal, C7H14N4·2C8H9ClO. The asymmetric unit contains one aminal cage mol­ecule and two phenol mol­ecules linked via two O—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. In the aminal cage, the N–CH2–CH2–N unit is slightly distorted from a syn periplanar geometry. Aromatic π–π stacking between the benzene rings from two different neighbouring phenol mol­ecules [centroid–centroid distance = 4.0570 (11) Å] consolidates the crystal packing. PMID:27840729

  2. Mechanochemical synthesis and crystal structure of a 1:2 co-crystal of 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo[4.3.1.1(3,8)]undecane (TATU) and 4-chloro-3,5-dimethyl-phenol.

    PubMed

    Rivera, Augusto; Rojas, Jicli José; Sadat-Bernal, John; Ríos-Motta, Jaime; Bolte, Michael

    2016-11-01

    Solvent-free treatment of 1,3,6,8-tetra-aza-tri-cyclo-[4.3.1.1(3,8)]undecano (TATU) with 4-chloro-3,5-di-methyl-phenol led to the formation of the title co-crystal, C7H14N4·2C8H9ClO. The asymmetric unit contains one aminal cage mol-ecule and two phenol mol-ecules linked via two O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds. In the aminal cage, the N-CH2-CH2-N unit is slightly distorted from a syn periplanar geometry. Aromatic π-π stacking between the benzene rings from two different neighbouring phenol mol-ecules [centroid-centroid distance = 4.0570 (11) Å] consolidates the crystal packing.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gas-phase chemical reactivity of CFC-114 and potential replacements. Part 4, Reactivity of c-C{sub 4}F{sub 8} with F{sub 2} and UF{sub 6}

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    Trowbridge, L.D.; Angel, E.C.

    1992-07-01

    The DOE gaseous diffusion plant complex makes extensive use of CFC-114 as a primary coolant. As this material is on the Montreal Protocol list of materials scheduled for production curtailment, a substitute must be found. In addition to physical cooling properties, the gaseous diffusion application imposes the unique requirement of chemical inertness to fluorinating agents. A series of studies has therefore been undertaken to evaluate the gas-phase chemical reactivity of potential alternate coolants. This report examines the reactivity of perfluorocyclobutane (C-C{sub 4}F{sub 8}) with UF{sub 6} and F{sub 2} at selected reference conditions (approximately 10 Torr partial pressure of each reactant at 150{degrees}C). At the reference conditions, a very slight degree of reactivity was observed with F{sub 2}, but much less than the observed reactivity of the reference coolant, CFC-114. No reaction was observed with UF{sub 6}. A limited number of experiments was conducted at higher temperature, providing a first estimate of the rate of increase of reaction rate with increased temperature.

  6. 4 CFR 22.8 - General Discovery Procedures [Rule 8].

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  10. 8 CFR 274a.6 - State employment agencies.

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  11. MF498 [N-{[4-(5,9-Diethoxy-6-oxo-6,8-dihydro-7H-pyrrolo[3,4-g]quinolin-7-yl)-3-methylbenzyl]sulfonyl}-2-(2-methoxyphenyl)acetamide], a selective E prostanoid receptor 4 antagonist, relieves joint inflammation and pain in rodent models of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

    PubMed

    Clark, Patsy; Rowland, Steven E; Denis, Danielle; Mathieu, Marie-Claude; Stocco, Rino; Poirier, Hugo; Burch, Jason; Han, Yongxin; Audoly, Laurent; Therien, Alex G; Xu, Daigen

    2008-05-01

    Previous evidence has implicated E prostanoid receptor 4 (EP4) in mechanical hyperalgesia induced by subplantar inflammation. However, its role in chronic arthritis remains to be further defined because previous attempts have generated two conflicting lines of evidence, with one showing a marked reduction of arthritis induced by a collagen antibody in mice lacking EP4, but not EP1-EP3, and the other showing no impact of EP4 antagonism on arthritis induced by collagen. Here, we assessed the effect of a novel and selective EP4 antagonist MF498 [N-{[4-(5,9-diethoxy-6-oxo-6,8-dihydro-7H-pyrrolo[3,4-g]quinolin-7-yl)-3-methylbenzyl]sulfonyl}-2-(2-methoxyphenyl)acetamide] on inflammation in adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA), a rat model for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and joint pain in a guinea pig model of iodoacetate-induced osteoarthritis (OA). In the AIA model, MF498, but not the antagonist for EP1, MF266-1 [1-(5-{3-[2-(benzyloxy)-5-chlorophenyl]-2-thienyl}pyridin-3-yl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethane-1,1-diol] or EP3 MF266-3 [(2E)-N-[(5-bromo-2-methoxyphenyl)sulfonyl]-3-[5-chloro-2-(2-naphthylmethyl)phenyl]acrylamide], inhibited inflammation, with a similar efficacy as a selective cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitor MF-tricyclic. In addition, MF498 was as effective as an nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac, or a selective microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 inhibitor, MF63 [2-(6-chloro-1H-phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazol-2-yl)isophthalonitrile], in relieving OA-like pain in guinea pigs. When tested in rat models of gastrointestinal toxicity, the EP4 antagonist was well tolerated, causing no mucosal leakage or erosions. Lastly, we evaluated the renal effect of MF498 in a furosemide-induced diuresis model and demonstrated that the compound displayed a similar renal effect as MF-tricyclic [3-(3,4-difluorophenyl)-4-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)-2-(5H)-furanone], reducing furosemide-induced natriuresis by approximately 50%. These results not only suggest that EP4 is the major EP

  12. 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.

  13. Molecular and crystalline structure of cycloheptanespiro-3'(4'H)-6',7',8',9'-tetrahydrocyclohexa[b][1,4]thiazole-2'(5'H)-thione from powder synchrotron X-ray diffraction data.

    PubMed

    Avila, Edward E; Mora, Asiloé J; Delgado, Gerzon E; Contreras, Ricardo R; Fitch, Andrew N; Brunelli, Michela

    2008-04-01

    A series of bidentate nitrogen-sulfur pro-ligands has been designed and synthesized with the purpose of introducing a structural modification that favours the tetrahedral site distortions of metalloprotein systems with metallic centers surrounded by ligands containing two N atoms and two S atoms as donor groups. Some of these new pro-ligands were obtained only as powders. Here we present the molecular and crystalline structure of cycloheptanespiro-3'(4'H)-6',7',8',9'-tetrahydrocyclohexa[b][1,4]thiazole-2'(5'H)-thione (I) solved and refined from powder synchrotron X-ray diffraction data. Two independent molecules comprising a total of 36 non-H atoms were obtained from the direct-methods solution and refined against the powder X-ray diffraction data using the Rietveld method. The molecular conformations of the heterocyclic benzothiazine ring, the fused heptenyl ring and the heptanyl spiro ring are thoroughly discussed and compared with VASP theoretical calculations and other related structures. The packing of molecules in (I) is based on hydrogen bonds of the type N-H...S and hydrophobic C-H interactions.

  14. 7 CFR 8.4 - Basic premises.

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    2010-01-01

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  15. Bis(dimethyl-ammonium) 3,3'-dicarb-oxy-5,5'-(5,7,12,14-tetra-oxo-6,13-diaza-tetra-cyclo-[6.6.2.0(4,16).0(11,15)]hexa-deca-1,3,8,10,15-penta-ene-6,13-di-yl)dibenzoate dihydrate.

    PubMed

    Xu, Lan-Ping; Qin, Lan; Han, Lei

    2012-07-01

    The title compound, 2C(2)H(8)N(+)·C(30)H(12)N(2)O(12) (2-)·2H(2)O, comprises dimethyl-ammonium cations, 3,3'-dicarb-oxy-5,5'-(5,7,12,14-tetra-oxo-6,13-diaza-tetra-cyclo-[6.6.2.0(4,16).0(11,15)]hexa-deca-1,3,8,10,15-penta-ene-6,13-di-yl)dibenzoate dianions and water mol-ecules. The dianion is situated on a crystallographic inversion centre. Two very strong symmetry-restricted O⋯H⋯O hydrogen bonds are present which are situated about the crystallographic inversion centres. In one of these hydrogen bonds, the H atom is situated at its centre, while in the other one the H atom is disordered about its centre. Both H atoms are involved in the chain-like C(2) (2)(16) motif, and not in a more common motif R(2) (2)(8) that is composed of a pair of hydrogen carboxyl-ates with the H atoms situated about the centre between the pair of O atoms. In the crystal, inter-action of these hydrogen bonds results in formation of anionic layers of dianions parallel to (-111). The water mol-ecules donate their H atoms to one of two of the carboxyl-ate O atoms, forming strong hydrogen bonds. The dimethyl-ammonium donates a bifurcated hydrogen bond to an oxo group of the dianion, forming weak hydrogen bonds. All the hydrogen bonds form a three-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network.

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  2. 15 CFR 8b.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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  20. Bifunctional Organo/Metal Cooperatively Catalyzed [3 + 2] Annulation of para-Quinone Methides with Vinylcyclopropanes: Approach to Spiro[4.5]deca-6,9-diene-8-ones.

    PubMed

    Yuan, Zhenbo; Wei, Weiwei; Lin, Aijun; Yao, Hequan

    2016-07-15

    A novel [3 + 2] annulation between para-quinone methides and vinylcyclopropanes for the synthesis of spiro[4.5]deca-6,9-diene-8-ones has been described. The palladium and phosphine-thiourea cooperative catalysis system played an important role in high yields and diastereoselectivities. The reaction exhibited good functional group tolerance and scalability.

  1. 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.

  2. 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase 1-deficiency modifies allergic airway inflammation by regulating STAT6 and IL-4 in cells and in mice

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    Background: 8-oxoguanine-DNA glycosylase (OGG-1) is an enzyme involved in DNA repair. OGG-1 has a potential role in regulating inflammation but its function in modulating allergic diseases remains undefined. Objectives: To investigate the role of OGG-1 in mediating allergic inflammation, we used OGG...

  3. 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol

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    2,4,6 - Trichlorophenol ; CASRN 88 - 06 - 2 Human health assessment information on a chemical substance is included in the IRIS database only after a comprehensive review of toxicity data , as outlined in the IRIS assessment development process . Sections I ( Health Hazard Assessments for Noncarcino

  4. 6-Allyl-8-meth­oxy-3-phenyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[e][1,3]oxazine

    PubMed Central

    Zhu, Jing; Ren, Zhi-Dong; Liu, Yang; Zhao, Lei; Wu, Yong

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, C18H19NO2, the allyl group is disordered over two sets of sites [occupancy ratio 0.662 (4):0.338 (4)]. The dihedral angle between the phenyl and benzene rings is 87.44 (10)°. The oxazinane ring adopts a sofa conformation. PMID:22091082

  5. Reduction of hysteresis losses in the magnetic refrigerant La0.8Ce0.2Fe11.4Si1.6 by the addition of boron

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    Shamba, P.; Debnath, J. C.; Zeng, R.; Wang, J. L.; Campbell, S. J.; Kennedy, S. J.; Dou, S. X.

    2011-04-01

    In an effort to improve the magnetocaloric effects of the NaZn13-type La0.8Ce0.2Fe11.4Si1.6 compound, the effect of boron doping on the magnetic properties and magnetocaloric properties has been investigated. The magnetic entropy change (ΔSM) for the La0.8Ce0.2Fe11.4Si1.6 compound, obtained for a field change of 0-5 T using the Maxwell relation exhibits a spike and appears to be overestimated and is thus corrected by using the Clausius-Clapeyron equation (CC). The ΔSM determined from the CC equation is estimated to be 19.6 J kg-1K-1. However, large hysteretic losses which are detrimental to the magnetic refrigeration efficiency occur in the same temperature range. In this work, we report a significant reduction in hysteretic losses by doping the La0.8Ce0.2Fe11.4Si1.6 compound with a small amount of boron to obtain La0.8Ce0.2Fe11.4Si1.6Bx compounds. The hysteresis loss decreases from 131.5 to 8.1 J kg -1 when x increases from 0 to 0.3, while ΔSM, obtained for a field change of 0-5 T, varies from 19.6 to 15.9 J kg-1K-1. This also simultaneously shifts the TC from 174 to 184 K and significantly improves the effective refrigerant capacity (RCeff) of the material from 164 to 305 J kg-1.

  6. [[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.

    PubMed

    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).

  7. 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.

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    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.

  8. Formation of a N2-dG:N2-dG Carbinolamine DNA Cross-link by the trans-4-Hydroxynonenal-Derived (6S,8R,11S) 1,N2-dG Adduct

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    2011-01-01

    Michael addition of trans-4-hydroxynonenal (HNE) to deoxyguanosine yields diastereomeric 1,N2-dG adducts in DNA. When placed opposite dC in the 5′-CpG-3′ sequence, the (6S,8R,11S) diastereomer forms a N2-dG:N2-dG interstrand cross-link [Wang, H.; Kozekov, I. D.; Harris, T. M.; Rizzo, C. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2003, 125, 5687–5700]. We refined its structure in 5′-d(G1C2T3A4G5C6X7A8G9T10C11C12)-3′·5′-d(G13G14A15C16T17C18Y19C20T21A22G23C24)-3′ [X7 is the dG adjacent to the C6 carbon of the cross-link or the α-carbon of the (6S,8R,11S) 1,N2-dG adduct, and Y19 is the dG adjacent to the C8 carbon of the cross-link or the γ-carbon of the HNE-derived (6S,8R,11S) 1,N2-dG adduct; the cross-link is in the 5′-CpG-3′ sequence]. Introduction of 13C at the C8 carbon of the cross-link revealed one 13C8→H8 correlation, indicating that the cross-link existed predominantly as a carbinolamine linkage. The H8 proton exhibited NOEs to Y19 H1′, C20 H1′, and C20 H4′, orienting it toward the complementary strand, consistent with the (6S,8R,11S) configuration. An NOE was also observed between the HNE H11 proton and Y19 H1′, orienting the former toward the complementary strand. Imine and pyrimidopurinone linkages were excluded by observation of the Y19N2H and X7 N1H protons, respectively. A strong H8→H11 NOE and no 3J(13C→H) coupling for the 13C8–O–C11–H11 eliminated the tetrahydrofuran species derived from the (6S,8R,11S) 1,N2-dG adduct. The (6S,8R,11S) carbinolamine linkage and the HNE side chain were located in the minor groove. The X7N2 and Y19N2 atoms were in the gauche conformation with respect to the linkage, maintaining Watson–Crick hydrogen bonds at the cross-linked base pairs. A solvated molecular dynamics simulation indicated that the anti conformation of the hydroxyl group with respect to C6 of the tether minimized steric interaction and predicted hydrogen bonds involving O8H with C20O2 of the 5′-neighbor base pair G5·C20 and O11H with C

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  10. 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).

  11. Interactions of fluorinated gases with ionic liquids: solubility of CF4, C2F6, and C3F8 in trihexyltetradecylphosphonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide.

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    Pison, L; Canongia Lopes, J N; Rebelo, L P N; Padua, A A H; Costa Gomes, M F

    2008-10-02

    The interactions between ionic liquids and totally fluorinated alkanes are investigated by associating gas solubility measurements with molecular simulation calculations. Experimental values for the solubility of perfluoromethane, perfluoroethane, and perfluoropropane in one ionic liquidtrihexyltetradecylphophonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)amide [P 6,6,6,14][Ntf 2]are reported between 303 and 343 K and close to atmospheric pressure. All mole fraction solubilities decrease with increasing temperature. From the variation of Henry's law constants with temperature, the thermodynamic functions of solvation were calculated. The precision of the experimental data, considered as the average absolute deviation of the Henry's law constants from appropriate smoothing equations, is always better than +/-3%. By the analysis of the differences between the solute-solvent radial distribution functions of perfluoromethane and perfluoropropane obtained by molecular simulation, it was possible to explain why solubility increases with the size of the perfluoroalkane. The trend of solubility is explained on the basis of the location of the solute with respect to the solvent ions as well as on the differences in the solute-solvent energies of interaction.

  12. Superstructure formation in SrBa8[BN2]6 and EuBa8[BN2]6.

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    Seidel, Stefan; Dierkes, Tobias; Jüstel, Thomas; Benndorf, Christopher; Eckert, Hellmut; Pöttgen, Rainer

    2016-07-26

    X-ray pure samples of SrBa8[BN2]6 and EuBa8[BN2]6 were synthesized from appropriate amounts of binary nitrides (Sr3N2, Ba3N2 and BN in sealed niobium ampoules and EuN, Ba3N2 and BN in BN crucibles, respectively) at temperatures up to 1370 K. The structure of SrBa8[BN2]6 was refined from single crystal X-ray diffractometer data: Fd3[combining macron]m, a = 1595.1(1) pm, wR(F(2)) = 0.0515, 387 F(2) values and 21 variables. EuBa8[BN2]6 has a lattice parameter of 1595.00(9) pm. Both nitridoborates adopt a new 2 × 2 × 2 superstructure variant of the LiCa4[BN2]3 type, realized through ordering of vacancies and Sr(2+) and Eu(2+) cations, respectively. The structures of SrBa8[BN2]6 and LiCa4[BN2]3 are related by a group-subgroup scheme. The Sr(2+)/vacancy ordering leads to an asymmetric coordination (1 × Sr(2+) and 8 × Ba(2+) in a distorted, mono-capped square prism) for the [BN2](3-) units with B-N distances of 132 and 136 pm. Vibrational spectra of SrBa8[BN2]6 and EuBa8[BN2]6 confirm the discrete linear [BN2](3-) units and (11)B solid state MAS NMR spectra are compatible with single crystallographic sites for the boron atoms. In EuBa8[BN2]6 the spectra are profoundly influenced by interactions of the (11)B nuclei with the unpaired electrons of the paramagnetic Eu(2+) ions.

  13. E. coli QueD is a 6-carboxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropterin synthase†

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    McCarty, Reid M.; Somogyi, Árpád; Bandarian, Vahe

    2009-01-01

    To elucidate the early steps required during biosynthesis of a broad class of 7-deazapurine containing natural products, we have studied the reaction catalyzed by Escherichia coli QueD, a 6-pyruvoyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropterin synthase (PTPS) homolog possibly involved in queuosine biosynthesis. While mammalian PTPS homologs convert 7,8-dihydroneopterin triphosphate (H2NTP) to 6-pyruvoyltetrahydropterin (PPH4) in biopterin biosynthesis, E. coli QueD catalyzes the conversion of H2NTP to 6-carboxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropterin (CPH4). E. coli QueD can also convert PPH4 and sepiapterin to CPH4, allowing a mechanism to be proposed. PMID:19231875

  14. Photoinduced ferrimagnetic systems in Prussian blue analogues C(I)xCo4[Fe(CN)6]y (C(I) = alkali cation). 4. Characterization of the ferrimagnetism of the photoinduced metastable state in Rb1.8Co4[Fe(CN)6]3.3-13H2O by K edges X-ray magnetic circular dichroism.

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    Champion, G; Escax, V; Cartier Dit Moulin, C; Bleuzen, A; Villain, F; Baudelet, F; Dartyge, E; Verdaguer, M

    2001-12-19

    In Part 2 of this work, the electronic and local structure of the photoinduced metastable magnetic state of the Prussian blue analogue Rb1.8Co4[Fe(CN)6]3.3-13H2O were characterized. To determine directly the relative orientation of the magnetic moments of Co(II) and Fe(III) ions in the metastable state, and the nature of the exchange interaction between them, we performed X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) experiments at the cobalt and iron K edges. We present the first direct experimental evidence of the antiferromagnetic interaction between the cobalt and the iron ions, leading to the ferrimagnetism of the photoinduced metastable state.

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  16. Role of the chicken homeobox-containing genes GHox-4.6 and GHox-8 in the specification of positional identities during the development of normal and polydactylous chick limb buds.

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    Coelho, C N; Upholt, W B; Kosher, R A

    1992-06-01

    During early stages of normal chick limb development, the homeobox-containing (HOX) gene GHox-4.6 is expressed throughout the posterior mesoderm of the wing bud from which most of the skeletal elements including the digits will develop, whereas GHox-8 is expressed in the anterior limb bud mesoderm which will not give rise to skeletal elements. In the present study, we have examined the expression of GHox-4.6 and GHox-8 in the wing buds of two polydactylous mutant chick embryos, diplopodia-5 and talpid2, from which supernumerary digits develop from anterior limb mesoderm, and have also examined the expression of these genes in response to polarizing zone grafts and retinoic acid-coated bead implants which induce the formation of supernumerary digits from anterior limb mesoderm. We have found that the formation of supernumerary digits from the anterior mesoderm in mutant and experimentally induced polydactylous limb buds is preceded by the ectopic expression of GHox-4.6 in the anterior mesoderm and the coincident suppression of GHox-8 expression in the anterior mesoderm. These observations suggest that the anterior mesoderm of the polydactylous limb buds is "posteriorized" and support the suggestion that GHox-8 and GHox-4.6, respectively, are involved in specifying the anterior non-skeletal and posterior digit-forming regions of the limb bud. Although the anterior mesodermal domain of GHox-8 expression is severely impaired in the mutant and experimentally induced polydactylous limb buds, this gene is expressed by the prolonged, thickened apical ectodermal ridges of the polydactylous limb buds that extend along the distal anterior as well as the distal posterior mesoderm.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  17. 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.

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    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.

  18. The first three-fold interpenetrated framework with two different four-connected uniform nets of 6(6) dia and new chiral 8(6) mdf networks.

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    Wang, Zhi-Long; Fang, Wei-Hui; Yang, Guo-Yu

    2010-11-21

    Two three-fold interpenetrated frameworks, [LnCuL(4)][Ln(0.25)Cu(0.25)L] (Ln = Dy 1, Er 2; HL = 4-(pyridin-4-yl)benzoic acid), have been made. Their structures contain two kinds of four-connected uniform nets: dia and mdf nets. The mdf net is a new chiral 8(6) net with the long vertex symbol (8(1).8(3).8(4).8(4).8(4).8(4)).

  19. Synthesis, characterization, thermal behaviour and single crystal X-ray analysis of two new insensitive high energy density materials [8-hydroxyquinolinium 5-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl)barbiturate (I) and 8-hydroxyquinolinium 5-(5-chloro-2,4-dinitrophenyl)-1,3-dimethyl barbiturate (II)

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    Manickkam, V.; Devi, P. Poornima; Kalaivani, D.

    2014-12-01

    Barbiturates I and II have been synthesized as maroon red and red orange coloured solids by mixing the ethanolic solutions of 2-chloro-1,3,5-trinitrobenzene ( TNCB), pyrimidine-2,4,6(1 H,3 H,5 H)-trione [barbituric acid ( BA)] and 8-hydroxyquinoline and 1,3-dichloro-4,6-dinitrobenzene ( DCDNB), 1,3-dimethylpyrimidine-2,4,6(1 H,3 H,5 H)-trione(1,3-dimethylbarbituric acid) and 8-hydroxyquinoline respectively. The structures of these two barbiturates have been predicted from the spectral studies (UV-VIS, IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, mass) and elemental analysis. Qualitative tests have been carried out to infer the presence of nitrogen and nitro groups and also chlorine atom in barbiturate II. Slow evaporation of ethanol-dimethylsulphoxide/ethanol solutions of barbiturate I/barbiturate II at 293 K yielded good for X-Ray diffraction crystals. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies of the crystals further confirm the putative structures of the barbiturates. The asymmetric unit of the barbiturate I comprises of 8-hydroxyquinolinium cation, 5-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl) barbiturate anion and a molecule of dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO), which is used as a recrystallizing solvent. It crystallizes in the triclinic system with space group (centrosymmetric). Barbiturate II crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with space group P212121 (non-centrosymmetric). Barbiturates I and II are stable towards an impact sensitivity test, when a weight of 2 kg mass hammer is dropped from a height of 160 cm of the instrument. TGA/ DTA analyses at four different heating rates (5, 10, 20, and 40 K/min) imply that they undergo exothermic decomposition (˜85%) in three different stages between 273 and 873 K. Activation energies for these decomposition processes have been calculated by employing Kissinger and Ozawa plots. Impact sensitivity test and activation energies have revealed that the titled barbiturates are insensitive high energy density materials ( IHEDMS).

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Comparison of Energetic Electron Distribution Functions Derived from CXDs (L~4.2), CPAs and SOPAs (L~6.6), and Model AE8 at or near the Magnetic Equator

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    Cayton, T. E.; Denton, M.; Borovsky, J.; Belian, R. D.; Christensen, R. A.; Ingraham, J. C.

    2015-12-01

    Throughout the range of L-shells important for GPS and GEO spacecraft (4.28 is represented very well by a sum of 3 exponential components, soft, hard, and tail, each parameterized by a temperature and a density. Furthermore, the 3 temperatures vary only slightly over this range of L-shells suggesting an almost isothermal electron population. Indeed, for AE8, the temperatures of the soft and hard populations actually decrease with decreasing L. The event-dominated and non-event-dominated natures of time variations on L-shells observed by GPS and GEO, respectively, underlie this paradox.1 At one end of the L range, and consistent with AE8, in situ measurements (averaged for several minutes or more) from GEO spacecraft are represented well by sums of 3 exponential components, and individual spectra resemble their average. At the lower end of the L range, however, individual CXD spectra exhibit characteristic non-equilibrium leakage features,2and they bear little resemblance to their average. Local-time asymmetries develop at L=4.2 during event decay phases that follow electron injections; 0.3 MeV electrons exhibit the largest asymmetries on these L-shells. When a 14-day-long averaging interval (sets of 14 individual CXD spectra with similar magnetic-equator-crossing coordinates) includes one or more electron injections, the energy dependence of the average spectra often resemble sums of 3 exponential components, consistent with the model based on average fluxes, AE8.1.) K. W. Chan, M. J. Teague, N. J. Schofield, and J. I. Vette, "Modeling of Electron Time Variations in the Radiation Belts," Quantitative Modeling of Magnetospheric Processes, W. P. Olson, ed., AGU, Washington D.C., 1979, p. 147. 2.) J. J. Duderstadt and L. J. Hamilton, Nuclear Reactor Analysis, John Wiley, New York, 1976, pp.381-383.

  3. SAPHIRE 8 Volume 6 - Quality Assurance

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    C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt

    2011-03-01

    The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Version 8 is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows™ operating system. SAPHIRE 8 is funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 8, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes. In addition, this document describes the Independent Verification and Validation that was conducted for Version 8 as part of an overall QA process.

  4. 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].

  5. Crystal structure and luminescence properties of Bi{sup 3+}activated Ca{sub 2}Y{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2} phosphors under near UV excitation

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

    2016-07-15

    Oxyapatite Ca{sub 2}Y{sub 8−x}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}:xBi{sup 3+}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 Ca{sub 2}Y{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2} crystallizes as a hexagonal structure with a space group of P6{sub 3}/m and lattice constants of a=b=9.3507 Å, c=6.7899 Å, α=β=90.00°, γ=120.00°, V=514.14 Å{sup 3}; 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 {sup 3}P{sub 1}–{sup 1}S{sub 0} transition of Bi{sup 3+} in 4f (C{sub 3}) sites; when excited under 380 nm, the phosphors emit a broad band centered at 411 nm due to the {sup 3}P{sub 1}–{sup 1}S{sub 0} transition of Bi{sup 3+} in 6h (C{sub s}) 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 Ca{sub 2}Y{sub 8−x}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}:xBi{sup 3+} series. The average critical distance Rc among Bi{sup 3+} ions is determined to be 20.15 Å.

  6. Construction of the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

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    1948-06-21

    The 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory was the nation’s largest supersonic facility when it began operation in April 1949. The emergence of new propulsion technologies such as turbojets, ramjets, and rockets during World War II forced the NACA and the aircraft industry to develop new research tools. In late 1945 the NACA began design work for new large supersonic wind tunnels at its three laboratories. The result was the 4- by 4-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, 6- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, and the largest facility, the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel in Cleveland. The two former tunnels were to study aerodynamics, while the 8- by 6 facility was designed for supersonic propulsion. The 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel was used to study propulsion systems, including inlets and exit nozzles, combustion fuel injectors, flame holders, exit nozzles, and controls on ramjet and turbojet engines. Flexible sidewalls alter the tunnel’s nozzle shape to vary the Mach number during operation. A seven-stage axial compressor, driven by three electric motors that yield a total of 87,000 horsepower, generates air speeds from Mach 0.36 to 2.0. A section of the tunnel is seen being erected in this photograph.

  7. 8-Methoxyquinolines as PDE4 inhibitors.

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    Billah, Motasim; Buckley, George M; Cooper, Nicola; Dyke, Hazel J; Egan, Robert; Ganguly, Ashit; Gowers, Lewis; Haughan, Alan F; Kendall, Hannah J; Lowe, Christopher; Minnicozzi, Michael; Montana, John G; Oxford, Janet; Peake, Joanna C; Picken, C Louise; Piwinski, John J; Naylor, Robert; Sabin, Verity; Shih, Neng-Yang; Warneck, Julie B H

    2002-06-17

    The synthesis and pharmacological profile of a novel series of 2-substituted 8-methoxyquinolines is described. The 2-trifluoromethyl compound was found to be a potent inhibitor of phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4).

  8. Interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 in diagnosing neonatal septicemia.

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    Wu, Y Q; Shen, J; Zhou, Q L; Zhao, H W; Liu, L R; Liu, X

    2016-01-01

    Neonatal septicemia (NS) is a common cause of death of newborn infants, hence early diagnosis and treatment are of the utmost importance. However, lack of specific clinical symptoms and late detection delay a correct diagnosis. It is therefore of great importance to establish auxiliary indexes for the early diagnosis of NS. To evaluate the value of interleukin (IL-6 and IL-8) in the diagnosis of NS, a prospective study was carried out. Seventy-five newborns who developed septicemia and received treatment in our hospital from January 2013 to December 2014 were selected as research subjects; also, 50 healthy newborns were set as a control group. The levels of serum IL-6 and IL-8 were compared between the two groups. Results demonstrated that levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), IL-6 and IL-8 of the septicemia group were higher than those of the control group on admission, although the difference had no statistical significance (P less than 0.05); the septicemia group had higher sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores but lower pediatric critical illness scores (PCIS) compared to the control group (P less than 0.05); levels of CRP, IL-6 and IL-8 were in positive correlation to the SOFA scores and in negative correlation to PCIS. Analysis of receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve demonstrated that the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were 85.7%, 80.2% and 81.8%, respectively, when IL-6 level was set as 32 pg/mL, 78.1%, 64.2% and 66.9%, respectively when IL-8 level was set as 54 pg/mL, and 71.4%, 86.3% and 82.7% respectively, when detection of IL-6 and IL-8 were combined together. Hence it can be concluded that: IL-6 and IL-8 are involved in inflammatory reactions; levels of IL-6 and IL-8 were correlated to the severity of the infection; the value of IL-6 is higher than that of IL-8 in the diagnosis of neonatal septicemia and the combined detection of IL-6 and IL-8 can improve the accuracy of the diagnosis of neonatal septicemia.

  9. Replication Bypass of the trans-4-Hydroxynonenal-Derived (6S,8R,11S)-1,N[superscript 2]-Deoxyguanosine DNA Adduct by the Sulfolobus solfataricus DNA Polymerase IV

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    Banerjee, Surajit; Christov, Plamen P.; Kozekova, Albena; Rizzo, Carmelo J.; Egli, Martin; Stone, Michael P.

    2014-10-02

    trans-4-Hydroxynonenal (HNE) is the major peroxidation product of {omega}-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in vivo. Michael addition of the N{sub 2}-amino group of dGuo to HNE followed by ring closure of N1 onto the aldehyde results in four diastereomeric 1,N{sub 2}-dGuo (1,N{sub 2}-HNE-dGuo) adducts. The (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N{sub 2}-dGuo adduct was incorporated into the 18-mer templates 5'-d(TCATXGAATCCTTCCCCC)-3' and d(TCACXGAATCCTTCCCCC)-3', where X = (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N{sub 2}-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,N{sub 2}-dGuo adduct, whereas the 14-mer primer allowed analysis of dNTP extension past a primed (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N{sub 2}-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,N{sub 2}-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 {yields} Thy mutations during replication bypass when the template 5'-neighbor base is dThy. When presented with a primed (6S,8R,11S)-HNE-1,N{sub 2}-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,N{sub 2}-dGuo adduct, the (6S,8R,11S)-1,N{sub 2}-dGuo lesion remained in the ring

  10. Syntheses and Crystal Structures of Ruthenium Complexes of 1,4,8,11-Tetraazacyclotetradecane, Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (tren), and Bis(2-aminoethyl)(iminomethyl)amine. A Microporous Layered Structure Consisting of {[K(tren)](2)[RuCl(6)]}(n)()(n)()(-) and {(H(5)O(2))(4)[RuCl(6)]}(n)()(n)()(+).

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    Sakai, Ken; Yamada, Yasutaka; Tsubomura, Taro

    1996-05-22

    The second method for the synthesis of cis-[Ru(III)Cl(2)(cyclam)]Cl (1) (cyclam = 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane), with use of cis-Ru(II)Cl(2)(DMSO)(4) (DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide) as a starting complex, is reported together with the synthesis of [Ru(II)(cyclam)(bpy)](BF(4))(2).H(2)O (2) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine) from 1. The syntheses of Ru complexes of tris(2-aminoethyl)amine (tren) are also reported. A reaction between K(3)[Ru(III)(ox)(3)] (ox = oxalate) and tren affords fac-[Ru(III)Cl(3)(trenH)]Cl.(1)/(2)H(2)O (3) (trenH = bis(2-aminoethyl)(2-ammonioethyl)amine = monoprotonated tren) and (H(5)O(2))(2)[K(tren)][Ru(III)Cl(6)] (4) as major products and gives fac-[Ru(III)Cl(ox)(trenH)]Cl.(3)/(2)H(2)O (5) in very low reproducibility. A reaction between 3 and bpy affords [Ru(II)(baia)(bpy)](BF(4))(2) (6) (baia = bis(2-aminoethyl)(iminomethyl)amine), in which tren undergoes a selective dehydrogenation into baia. The crystal structures of 2-6 have been determined by X-ray diffraction, and their structural features are discussed in detail. Crystallographic data are as follows: 2, RuF(8)ON(6)C(20)B(2)H(34), monoclinic, space group P2(1)/c with a = 12.448(3) Å, b = 13.200(7) Å, c = 17.973(4) Å, beta = 104.28(2) degrees, V = 2862(2) Å(3), and Z = 4; 3, RuCl(4)O(0.5)N(4)C(6)H(20), monoclinic, space group P2(1)/a with a = 13.731(2) Å, b = 14.319(4) Å, c = 13.949(2) Å, beta = 90.77(1) degrees, V = 2742(1) Å(3), and Z = 8; 4, RuKCl(6)O(4)N(4)C(6)H(28), trigonal, space group R&thremacr; with a = 10.254(4), c = 35.03(1) Å, V = 3190(2) Å(3), and Z = 6; 5, RuCl(2)O(5.5)N(4)C(8)H(22), triclinic, space group P&onemacr; with a = 10.336(2) Å, b = 14.835(2) Å, c = 10.234(1) Å, alpha = 90.28(1) degrees, beta = 90.99(1) degrees, gamma = 92.07(1) degrees, V = 1567.9(4) Å(3), and Z = 4; 6, RuF(8)N(6)C(16)B(2)H(24), monoclinic, space group P2(1)/c, a = 10.779(2) Å, b = 14.416(3) Å, c = 14.190(2) Å, beta = 93.75(2) degrees, V = 2200.3(7) Å(3), and Z = 4. Compound 4 possesses

  11. Competitive inhibition of human organic anion transporters 1 (SLC22A6), 3 (SLC22A8) and 4 (SLC22A11) by major components of the medicinal herb Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen).

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    Wang, Li; Sweet, Douglas H

    2013-01-01

    When herbal products are used in combination therapy with drugs, alterations in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicity can result. Many active components of herbal products are organic anions, and human organic anion transporter 1 (hOAT1, SLC22A6), hOAT3 (SLC22A8), and hOAT4 (SLC22A11) have been identified as potential sites of drug-drug interactions. Therefore, we assessed the effects of lithospermic acid (LSA), rosmarinic acid (RMA), salvianolic acid A (SAA), salvianolic acid B (SAB), and tanshinol (TSL), components of the herbal medicine Danshen, on the function of these transporters. Kinetic analysis demonstrated a competitive mechanism of inhibition for all five. K(i) values (µM) were estimated as 20.8 ± 2.1 (LSA), 0.35 ± 0.06 (RMA), 5.6 ± 0.3 (SAA), 22.2 ± 1.9 (SAB), and 40.4 ± 12.9 (TSL) on hOAT1 and as 0.59 ± 0.26 (LSA), 0.55 ± 0.25 (RMA), 0.16 ± 0.03 (SAA), 19.8 ± 8.4 (SAB), and 8.6 ± 3.3 (TSL) on hOAT3. No significant inhibition of hOAT4 activity by TSL was observed. Using published human pharmacokinetic values, unbound C(max)/K(i) ratios were calculated as an indicator of in vivo drug-drug interaction potential. Analysis indicated a strong interaction potential for RMA and TSL on both hOAT1 and hOAT3 and for LSA on hOAT3. Thus, herb-drug interactions may occur in vivo in situations of co-administration of Danshen and clinical therapeutics known to be hOAT1/hOAT3 substrates.

  12. Wear studies on plasma-sprayed Al2O3 and 8mole% of Yttrium-stabilized ZrO2 composite coating on biomedical Ti-6Al-4V alloy for orthopedic joint application.

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    Ganapathy, Perumal; Manivasagam, Geetha; Rajamanickam, Asokamani; Natarajan, Alagumurthi

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the wear characteristics of the composite ceramic coating made with Al2O3-40wt%8YSZ on the biomedical grade Ti-6Al-4V alloy (grade 5) used for total joint prosthetic components, with the aim of improving their tribological behavior. The coatings were deposited using a plasma spraying technique, and optimization of plasma parameters was performed using response surface methodology to obtain dense coating. The tribological behaviors of the coated and uncoated substrates were evaluated using a ball-on-plate sliding wear tester at 37°C in simulated body-fluid conditions. The microstructure of both the titanium alloy and coated specimen were examined using an optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. The hardness of the plasma-sprayed alumina-zirconia composite coatings was 2.5 times higher than that of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy, while the wear rate of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was 253 times higher than that of the composite-coated Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The superior wear resistance of the alumina-zirconia coated alloy is attributed to its enhanced hardness and intersplat bonding strength. Wear-track examination showed that the predominant wear mechanism of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was abrasive and adhesive wear, whereas, in the case of alumina-zirconia composite coated alloy, the wear was dominated by microchipping and microcracking.

  13. Wear studies on plasma-sprayed Al2O3 and 8mole% of Yttrium-stabilized ZrO2 composite coating on biomedical Ti-6Al-4V alloy for orthopedic joint application

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    Ganapathy, Perumal; Manivasagam, Geetha; Rajamanickam, Asokamani; Natarajan, Alagumurthi

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the wear characteristics of the composite ceramic coating made with Al2O3-40wt%8YSZ on the biomedical grade Ti-6Al-4V alloy (grade 5) used for total joint prosthetic components, with the aim of improving their tribological behavior. The coatings were deposited using a plasma spraying technique, and optimization of plasma parameters was performed using response surface methodology to obtain dense coating. The tribological behaviors of the coated and uncoated substrates were evaluated using a ball-on-plate sliding wear tester at 37°C in simulated body-fluid conditions. The microstructure of both the titanium alloy and coated specimen were examined using an optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. The hardness of the plasma-sprayed alumina–zirconia composite coatings was 2.5 times higher than that of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy, while the wear rate of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was 253 times higher than that of the composite-coated Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The superior wear resistance of the alumina–zirconia coated alloy is attributed to its enhanced hardness and intersplat bonding strength. Wear-track examination showed that the predominant wear mechanism of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was abrasive and adhesive wear, whereas, in the case of alumina–zirconia composite coated alloy, the wear was dominated by microchipping and microcracking. PMID:26491323

  14. Correlation between superconductivity and structural properties under high pressure of iron pnictide superconductor Ce[subscript 0.6]Y[subscript 0.4]FeAsO[subscript 0.8]F[subscript 0.2

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    Kanagaraj, M.; Arumugam, S.; Kumar, Ravhi S.; Selvan, N.R. Tamil; Muthu, S. Esakki; Prakash, J.; Thakur, Gohil S.; Yoshino, H.; Murata, K.; Matsubayashi, K.; Uwatoko, Y.; Sinogeikin, S.; Cornelius, Andrew; Ganguli, A.K.; Zhao, Yusheng

    2012-02-28

    We report here the pressure dependence of the electrical resistivity and magnetic susceptibility of polycrystalline Ce{sub 0.6}Y{sub 0.4}FeAsO{sub 0.8}F{sub 0.2} superconductor in the temperature range 4 K to 300 K up to 8 GPa. In-situ high pressure-low temperature x-ray diffraction was performed at 8 K up to 32 GPa using synchrotron x-rays with helium pressure medium. The results show that the applied pressure slightly increases the T{sub c} up to 1 GPa and then it decreases on further pressure increase. The reduction of superconducting transition temperature occurs with a transition to a collapsed tetragonal phase and may be associated with a possible valence change of Ce.

  15. 4 CFR 201.8 - Fees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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  16. 38 CFR 8.6 - Calculation of time period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... period. 8.6 Section 8.6 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE Calculation of Time Period § 8.6 Calculation of time period. If the last day of a time period specified in §§ 8.2 or 8.3 or allowed for filing an application for National Service life...

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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  18. Synthesis of 4-alkoxy-8-hydroxyquinolines.

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    Heiskanen, Juha P; Omar, Walaa A E; Ylikunnari, Mari K; Haavisto, Kirsi M; Juan, Maria J; Hormi, Osmo E O

    2007-02-02

    Quinolines with a hydroxyl group at the 8-position and an alkoxy group at the 4-position are rare compounds. In this paper the synthesis of five 4-alkoxy-8-hydroxyquinolines is reported. The key reaction in the synthetic route is a selective protection of the hydroxyl group at C-atom 8 in 4,8-dihydroxyquinoline with a tosyl group and the hydrolytic removal of the protective group after the alkylation. The tosyl group is stable during the alkylations with various alkylating agents in the presence of sodium hydride.

  19. 27 CFR 8.4 - Jurisdictional limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Jurisdictional limits. 8.4 Section 8.4 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF...) The direct effect of the requirement is to prevent, deter, hinder, or restrict other persons from...

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Jurisdictional limits. 8.4 Section 8.4 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF...) The direct effect of the requirement is to prevent, deter, hinder, or restrict other persons from...

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  3. 24 CFR 8.4 - Discrimination prohibited.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Discrimination prohibited. 8.4... DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT General Provisions § 8.4 Discrimination prohibited. (a) No... in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or...

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  11. High-performance symmetric sodium-ion batteries using a new, bipolar O3-type material, Na 0.8 Ni 0.4 Ti 0.6 O 2

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    Guo, Shaohua; Yu, Haijun; Liu, Pan; Ren, Yang; Zhang, Tao; Chen, Mingwei; Ishida, Masayoshi; Zhou, Haoshen

    2015-01-01

    Based on low-cost and rich resources, sodium-ion batteries have been regarded as a promising candidate for next-generation energy storage batteries in the large-scale energy applications of renewable energy and smart grids. However, there are some critical drawbacks limiting its application, such as safety and stability problems. In this work, a stable symmetric sodium-ion battery based on the bipolar, active O3-type material, Na0.8Ni0.4Ti0.6O2, is developed. This bipolar material shows a typical O3-type layered structure, containing two electrochemically active transition metals with redox couples of Ni4+/Ni2+ and Ti4+/Ti3+, respectively. This Na0.8Ni0.4Ti0.6O2-based symmetric cell exhibits a high average voltage of 2.8 V, a reversible discharge capacity of 85 mA h g(-1), 75% capacity retention after 150 cycles and good rate capability. This full symmetric cell will greatly contribute to the development of room-temperature sodium-ion batteries with a view towards safety, low cost and long life, and it will stimulate further research on symmetric cells using the same active materials as both cathode and anode.

  12. 4-Amino-2-arylamino-6-(2,6-dichlorophenyl)-pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidin-7-(8H)-ones as BCR kinase inhibitors for B lymphoid malignancies.

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    Puig de la Bellacasa, Raimon; Roué, Gaël; Balsas, Patricia; Pérez-Galán, Patricia; Teixidó, Jordi; Colomer, Dolors; Borrell, José I

    2014-10-30

    A new family of 4-aminopyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidines active against non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs) is described. Among these compounds, 19 inhibits the most upstream tyrosine kinases in the B cell receptor (BCR) signaling pathway which are involved in the mature B cell neoplasms. Thus, 19 showed antiproliferative activity at 24 h and 48 h against a panel of 20 NHLs cell lines with GI50 ranging from 1.3 to 6.9 μM at 24 h, and 1.4-7.2 μM at 48 h, being this effect related to a significant (20-90%) inhibition of the phosphorylation of the BCR-related kinases Btk, Syk, and Lyn. Most importantly, 19 was able to induce a 63% reduction in Rec-1 cell proliferation, which was significantly greater than the 31% and 3% blockade of proliferation observed after cell treatment with R406, a Syk inhibitor, and ibrutinib, a Btk inhibitor, respectively. The computational blind docking and ligand binding within the pockets of Btk, Syk and Lyn kinases showed that compound 19 presents the same kind of interactions of described cocrystallized inhibitors.

  13. Regioselective synthesis of 7,8-dihydroimidazo[5,1-c][1,2,4]triazine-3,6(2H,4H)-dione derivatives: A new drug-like heterocyclic scaffold

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    Tzvetkov, Nikolay T; Euler, Harald

    2012-01-01

    Summary Dihydroimidazo[5,1-c][1,2,4]triazine-3,6(2H,4H)-dione derivatives were prepared by successive N3- and N1-alkylation of hydantoins, followed by regioselective thionation and subsequent cyclization under mild conditions. In a final alkylation step a further substituent may be introduced. The synthetic strategy allows broad structural variation of this new drug-like heterobicyclic scaffold. In addition to extensive NMR and MS analyses, the structure of one derivative was confirmed by X-ray crystallography. PMID:23209490

  14. Regioselective synthesis of 7,8-dihydroimidazo[5,1-c][1,2,4]triazine-3,6(2H,4H)-dione derivatives: A new drug-like heterocyclic scaffold.

    PubMed

    Tzvetkov, Nikolay T; Euler, Harald; Müller, Christa E

    2012-01-01

    Dihydroimidazo[5,1-c][1,2,4]triazine-3,6(2H,4H)-dione derivatives were prepared by successive N3- and N1-alkylation of hydantoins, followed by regioselective thionation and subsequent cyclization under mild conditions. In a final alkylation step a further substituent may be introduced. The synthetic strategy allows broad structural variation of this new drug-like heterobicyclic scaffold. In addition to extensive NMR and MS analyses, the structure of one derivative was confirmed by X-ray crystallography.

  15. Mechanism of action of 4-hydroxymethyl-1,6,8-trimethylfuro[2,3-h]quinolin-2(1H)-one, a very active angular furocoumarin-like sensitizer.

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    Marzano, Cristina; Bettio, Frazia; Chilin, Adriana; Caffieri, Sergio; Reddi, Elena; Bordin, Franco

    2005-01-01

    The molecular structure of 1,4,6,8-tetramethylfuro[2,3-h]quinolin-2(1H)-one (FQ), a recent furocoumarin-like photosensitizer, has been modified with the aim of reducing its strong genotoxicity, by replacing the methyl group at 4 position with a hydroxymethyl one, and so obtaining 4-hydroxymethyl-1,6,8-trimethylfuro[2,3-h]quinolin-2(1H)-one (HOFQ). This modification gave rise to a strong reduction of lipophilicity and dark interaction with DNA. The formation of monoadducts (MA) was deeply affected, whereas the induction of bifunctional adducts between DNA and proteins (DPC(L>0)) was replaced by an efficient production of DNA-protein cross-links at zero length (DPC(L=0)), probably via guanine damage. Because of its angular molecular structure, HOFQ does not form interstrand cross-links (ISC): therefore, DPC(L=0) and MA represent the main lesions induced by HOFQ in DNA. In comparison with FQ (which induces MA and DPC(L>0)) and 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) (MA, ISC, DPC(L>0)), HOFQ seems to be a more selective agent. In fact, contrary to FQ and 8-MOP, HOFQ, together with a noticeable antiproliferative activity, shows low levels of point mutations in bacteria and of clastogenic effects in mammalian cells. HOFQ is also an efficient apoptosis inducer, especially in comparison with 8-MOP, when tested at equitoxic experimental conditions; this property might be correlated with the complete HOFQ inability of inducing skin erythemas, a well-known side effect of classic furocoumarin photosensitization.

  16. GTE_TRACEP_DC8 Parameters 6

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2013-02-18

    ... Methylbromide (CH3Br) Chloroform (CH3CCl3) Methyl Chloride (CH3Cl) Methyl Iodide (CH3I) Chlorodibromomethane (CHBr2Cl) ... (CHBrCl2) Trichloromethane (CHCl3) Ethyl chloride (C2H5Cl) Ethyliodide (C2H5I) 2-butyl nitrate (2-C4H9ONO2) ...

  17. Face-driven corner-linked octahedral nanocages: M6L8 cages formed by C3-symmetric triangular facial ligands linked via C4-symmetric square tetratopic Pd(II) ions at truncated octahedron corners.

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    Moon, Dohyun; Kang, Sangmi; Park, Jaejoon; Lee, Kyungjae; John, Rohith P; Won, Hosik; Seong, Gi Hun; Kim, Yang Sun; Kim, Ghyung Hwa; Rhee, Hakjune; Lah, Myoung Soo

    2006-03-22

    The face-driven corner-linked truncated octahedral nanocages, [Pd6L8]12+ (1, L1 = N,N',N' '-tris(3-pyridinyl)-1,3,5-benzenetricarboxamide; 2, L2 = N,N',N' '-tris(4-pyridinylmethyl)-1,3,5-benzenetricarboxamide), were prepared with eight C3-symmetric tridentate ligands and six square planar tetratopic palladium(II) ions. The combination of the nitrogen donor atom at a approximately 120 degrees kink position of the carboxamido pyridinyl group and the tilted pyridyl versus the facial plane of the ligands can provide the needed curvature for the formation of octahedral cages. The nitrogen atoms can coordinate to the square planar palladium(II) ions to form kinks with approximately 120 degrees angles at the C4-symmetric square planar corners of the truncated octahedron. Depending on the conformation of the ligand, L1, two different truncated octahedral cages of around 2.4 nm in diameters were formed. The major form of 1 with syn-conformational ligands has a cavity volume of approximately 1600 A3. The cage has 12 ports (3.4 x 3.5 A2) at all edges of the octahedron. The minor form of cage 1 with anti-conformational ligands has a slightly increased cavity volume ( approximately 1900 A3) and port size (3.3 x 8.0 A2). The insertion of a methylene group in L2 has not only increased the cavity volume of 2 to approximately 2200 A3 but also enlarged the port size to 4.1 x 8.0 A2. However, an atomic force microscopy (AFM) study of cage 2 showed that the cages had a height of 1.8 +/- 0.1 nm. This value is about 30% smaller than the calculated size of 2.6 nm from the crystal structure. This tip-induced decrease in height in cage 2 suggests the nonrigidity of cage 2.

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  8. Synthesis, structural studies and biological activity of novel Cu(II) complexes with thiourea derivatives of 4-azatricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]dec-8-ene-3,5-dione.

    PubMed

    Drzewiecka-Antonik, Aleksandra; Rejmak, Paweł; Klepka, Marcin T; Wolska, Anna; Pietrzyk, Piotr; Stępień, Karolina; Sanna, Giuseppina; Struga, Marta

    2017-08-09

    The new Cu(II) complexes of 1/2/3-(bromophenyl)-3-(1,7,8,9-tetramethyl-3,5-dioxo-4-azatricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]dec-8-en-4-yl)thiourea derivatives have been synthesized. The spectroscopic studies together with density functional theory calculations of Cu(II) complexes revealed that two parent ligands coordinate to the copper cation in bidentate fashion via thiocarbonyl S and deprotonated N atoms forming rarely observed four-membered chelate ring, with nearly planar [CuN2S2] moiety. In solid state, the mononuclear complex is formed for thiourea derivative with 3-bromophenyl, whereas for Cu(II) connection with 2- and 4-bromophenyl-thioureas the formation of dinuclear complexes is observed, the latter formed by the stacking of mononuclear complexes. The microbiological activity of novel compounds has been evaluated. The Cu(II) complex with 4-bromophenyl ring connected to the thiourea moiety showed significant inhibition against standard strains of S. aureus and S. epidermidis. The range of minimal inhibitory concentration values is 2-4μg/mL. That compound exhibited antibiofilm potency and effectively inhibited the formation of biofilm of methicillin-susceptive strain of S. epidermidis ATCC 12228. Moreover, the cytotoxicity against the MT-4 cells of all obtained complexes has been evaluated. The complexes turned out to be non-cytotoxic for exponentially growing MT-4. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. A novel 1D organic-inorganic hybrid based on alternating heteropolyanions [GeMo{sub 12}O{sub 40}]{sup 4-} and isopolyanions [Mo{sub 6}O{sub 22}]{sup 8-}

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    Wang Jingping; Du Xiaodi; Niu Jingyang . E-mail: jyniu@henu.edu.cn

    2006-10-15

    A novel one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymer [{l_brace}Cu(2,2'-bpy){r_brace}{sub 6}(Mo{sub 6}O{sub 22})][GeMo{sub 12}O{sub 40}].H{sub 2}O (2,2'-bpy=2,2'-bipyridine), which represents the first example of 1D organic-inorganic hybrid based on a Keggin-type heteropolyanion [GeMo{sub 12}O{sub 40}]{sup 4-} and an unprecedented isopolyanion [Mo{sub 6}O{sub 22}]{sup 8-}, has been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Crystal data: C{sub 60}H{sub 50}Cu{sub 6}GeMo{sub 18}N{sub 12}O{sub 63}, monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/c, a=13.9344(3), b=20.0329(3), c=17.2151(3) A; {beta}=94.0220(10){sup o}, V=4793.70(15) A{sup 3}, T=293(2) K; Z=2. - Graphical abstract: A novel polyoxometalate [{l_brace}Cu(2,2'-bpy){r_brace}{sub 6}(Mo{sub 6}O{sub 22})][GeMo{sub 12}O{sub 40}].H{sub 2}O, which represents the first example of 1D organic-inorganic hybrid based on a Keggin-type heteropolyanion [GeMo{sub 12}O{sub 40}]{sup 4-} and an unprecedented isopolyanion [Mo{sub 6}O{sub 22}]{sup 8-}.

  10. Crystal structure of tris[(4,7,13,16,21,24-hexa­oxa-1,10-di­aza­bicyclo­[8.8.8]hexa­cosane-κ8 N 2,O 6)rubidium] rubidium nona­stannide

    PubMed Central

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

    2017-01-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, [Rb(C18H36N2O6)]3RbSn9, consists of deltahedral [Sn9]4– cluster anions, Rb+ cations and cryptand mol­ecules, which partially sequester the cations. Those cations, which are not coordinated by cryptand mol­ecules, are neighboured directly to the [Sn9]4– clusters and inter­connect them to form ∞ 1[RbSn9]3– chains. These chains extend parallel to [001] and are arranged in a pseudo-hexa­gonal rod packing, separated by the Rb-cryptand complex cations. PMID:28217330

  11. Methyl 2-(1a,4a-dimethyl-2,8-dioxo-2,3,4,4a,5,6,7,8-octa­hydro-1aH-1-oxacyclo­propa[d]naphthalen-7-yl)acrylate

    PubMed Central

    Tebbaa, Mohamed; Benharref, Ahmed; Daran, Jean Claude; Mellouki, Fouad; Berraho, Moha

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C16H20O5, was synthesized from ilicic acid [2-(8-hy­droxy-4a,8-dimethyl­deca­hydro­naphthalen-2-yl)acrylic acid], which was isolated from the chloro­form extract of the aerial part of Inula viscose (L) Aiton [or Dittrichia viscosa­ (L) Greuter]. The molecule is built up from two fused six-membered rings, the epoxidized six-membered ring adopts a half-chair conformation while the other ring displays a perfect chair conformation. The crystal structure features C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:22347009

  12. Methyl 2-(1a,4a-dimethyl-2,8-dioxo-2,3,4,4a,5,6,7,8-octa-hydro-1aH-1-oxacyclo-propa[d]naphthalen-7-yl)acrylate.

    PubMed

    Tebbaa, Mohamed; Benharref, Ahmed; Daran, Jean Claude; Mellouki, Fouad; Berraho, Moha

    2012-02-01

    The title compound, C(16)H(20)O(5), was synthesized from ilicic acid [2-(8-hy-droxy-4a,8-dimethyl-deca-hydro-naphthalen-2-yl)acrylic acid], which was isolated from the chloro-form extract of the aerial part of Inula viscose (L) Aiton [or Dittrichia viscosa- (L) Greuter]. The molecule is built up from two fused six-membered rings, the epoxidized six-membered ring adopts a half-chair conformation while the other ring displays a perfect chair conformation. The crystal structure features C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds.

  13. (9S,13R,14S)-7,8-Didehydro-4-(4-fluoro-benz-yloxy)-3,7-dimeth-oxy-17-methyl-morphinan-6-one sesquihydrate.

    PubMed

    Zheng, Xing-Liang; Jiang, Ning-Fei; Luo, Dan; Gao, Hong-Sheng; Ding, Ai-Shun

    2011-08-01

    In the title sinomenine derivative, C(26)H(28)FNO(4)·1.5H(2)O, the dihedral angle between the two aromatic rings is 55.32 (6)°. The N-containing ring has an approximate chair conformation, while other two rings have approximate envelope and half-chair conformations. One water mol-ecule is located on a twofold symmetry axis. In the crystal, the water mol-ecules form O-H⋯O and O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, bridging symmetry-related main mol-ecules.

  14. 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.

  15. A critical review of both the synthesis approach and the receptor profile of the 8-chloro-1-(2',4'-dichlorophenyl)-N-piperidin-1-yl-1,4,5,6-tetrahydrobenzo[6,7]cyclohepta[1,2-c]pyrazole-3-carboxamide and analogue derivatives.

    PubMed

    Lazzari, Paolo; Distinto, Rita; Manca, Ilaria; Baillie, Gemma; Murineddu, Gabriele; Pira, Marilena; Falzoi, Matteo; Sani, Monica; Morales, Paula; Ross, Ruth; Zanda, Matteo; Jagerovic, Nadine; Pinna, Gérard Aimè

    2016-10-04

    8-Chloro-1-(2',4'-dichlorophenyl)-N-piperidin-1-yl-1,4,5,6-tetrahydrobenzo[6,7]cyclohepta[1,2-c]pyrazole-3-carboxamide 9a was discovered as potent and selective CB1 antagonist by part of our group few years ago. In particular it was reported to have an affinity towards the CB1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1R), expressed as Ki, of 0.00035 nM. Nevertheless significantly divergent data were reported for the same compound from other laboratories. To unequivocally define the receptor profile of 9a, we have critically reviewed both its synthesis approach and binding data. Here we report that, in contrast to our previously reported data, 9a showed a Ki value for CB1R in the order of nanomolar rather than of fentomolar range. The new determined receptor profile of 9a was also ascertained for analogue derivatives 9b-i, as well as for 12. Moreover, the structural features of the synthesized compounds necessary for CB1R were investigated. Amongst the novel series, effects on CB1R intrinsic activity was highlighted due to the substituents at the position 3 of the pyrazole ring of the 1,4,5,6-tetrahydrobenzo[6,7]cyclohepta[1,2-c]pyrazole scaffold. Although the cannabinoid receptor profile of 9a was reviewed in this work, the relevance of this compound in CB1R antagonist based drug discovery is confirmed.

  16. 6. Photocopy of drawing. (This drawing is an 8' x ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    6. Photocopy of drawing. (This drawing is an 8' x 10' enlargement from a 4' x 5' negative; 1942 drawing titled 'Mobilization Buildings, Hospital Mess, Types HM-336-A, B, C, D, E, F, & G, Electrical,' Plan 800-3136, located at Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Fort McPherson.) - Fort McPherson, World War II Station Hospital, Mess Hall, Anderson Way & Howe Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

  17. 6. Photocopy of drawing. (This drawing is an 8' x ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    6. Photocopy of drawing. (This drawing is an 8' x 10' enlargement from a 4' x 5' negative; 1942 drawing titled 'Lavatory, Type L-E-T, Plans & Elevations,' Plan T.O. 700-6605, located at Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Fort McPherson.) - Fort McPherson, World War II Station Hospital, G. U. Treatment Unit Lavatory, Hood Avenue, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

  18. Computational studies on the crystal structure, thermodynamic properties, detonation performance, and pyrolysis mechanism of 2,4,6,8-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetraazacubane as a novel high energy density material.

    PubMed

    Wang, Fang; Du, Hongchen; Zhang, Jianying; Gong, Xuedong

    2011-10-27

    Studies have suggested that octanitrocubane (ONC) is one of the most powerful non-nuclear high energy density material (HEDM) currently known. 2,4,6,8-Tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetraazacubane (TNTAC) studied in this work may also be a novel HEDM due to its high nitrogen content and crystal density. Density functional theory and molecular mechanics methods have been employed to study the crystal structure, IR spectrum, electronic structure, thermodynamic properties, gas-phase and condensed-phase heat of formation, detonation performance, and pyrolysis mechanism of TNTAC. The TNTAC has a predicted density of about 2.12 g/cm(3), and its detonation velocity (10.42 km/s) and detonation pressure (52.82 GPa) are higher than that of ONC. The crystalline packing is P2(1)2(1)2(1), and the corresponding cell parameters are Z = 4, a = 8.87 Å, b = 8.87 Å, and c = 11.47 Å. Both the density of states of the predicted crystal and the bond dissociation energy of the molecule in gas phase show that the cage C-N bond is the trigger bond during thermolysis. The activation energy of the pyrolysis initiation reaction obtained from the B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2p) level is 125.98 kJ/mol, which indicates that TNTAC meets the thermal stability request as an exploitable HEDM.

  19. 5-Amino-3-eth­oxy-1,8,8-trimethyl-2-aza­bicyclo­[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene-4,6-dicarbo­nitrile

    PubMed Central

    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

  20. Detection and quantitation of N-(deoxyguanosin-8-yl)-2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine adducts in DNA using online column-switching liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

    PubMed Central

    Singh, Rajinder; Arlt, Volker M.; Henderson, Colin J.; Phillips, David H.; Farmer, Peter B.; da Costa, Gonçalo Gamboa

    2010-01-01

    The heterocyclic aromatic amine, 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) is formed by the grilled cooking of certain foods such as meats, poultry and fish. PhIP has been shown to induce tumours in the colon, prostate and mammary glands of rats and is regarded as a potential human dietary carcinogen. PhIP is metabolically activated via cytochrome P450 mediated oxidation to an N-hydroxylamino-PhIP intermediate that is subsequently converted to an ester by N-acetyltransferases or sulfotransferases and undergoes heterolytic cleavage to produce a PhIP-nitrenium ion, which reacts with DNA to form the N-(deoxyguanosin-8-yl)-2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP-C8-dG) adduct. Thus far, the detection and quantification of PhIP-DNA adducts has relied to a large extent on 32P-postlabelling methodologies. In order to expand the array of available techniques for the detection and improved quantification of PhIP-C8-dG adducts in DNA we have developed an online column-switching liquid chromatography (LC)-electrospray ionization (ESI)-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) selected reaction monitoring (SRM) method incorporating an isotopically [13C10]-labelled PhIP-C8-dG internal standard for the analysis of DNA enzymatically hydrolysed to 2′-deoxynucleosides. A dose-dependent increase was observed for PhIP-C8-dG adducts when salmon testis DNA was reacted with N-acetoxy-PhIP. Analysis of DNA samples isolated from colon tissue of mice treated by oral gavage daily for 5 days with 50 mg/kg body weight of PhIP resulted in the detection of an average level of 14.8 ± 3.7 PhIP-C8-dG adducts per 106 2′-deoxynucleosides. The method required 50 μg of hydrolysed animal DNA on column and the limit of detection for PhIP-C8-dG was 2.5 fmol (1.5 PhIP-C8-dG adducts per 108 2′-deoxynucleosides). In summary, the LC-ESI-MS/MS SRM method provides for the rapid automation of the sample clean up and a reduction in matrix components that would otherwise interfere with