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Both oxidation and methoxymethylation of the surfaces of a series of MDI (methylene diphenyl isocyanate) and TDI (toluene diisocyanate) polyether and polyester soft segment 1–4 butanediol polyurethanes result in increased thermal stability as measured by TG. Explosive loss of mass above the hard segment melting temperature suggests that the diffusion of the dissociated diisocyanate moiety is hindered at lower temperatures. Thus suppression of the depolycondensation reaction by chemical blockage of the surface may result in a material with an increased service life at use temperatures as thermal stability of a polyurethane may depend upon the low diffusivity of its diisocyanate comonomer. The effect of vacuum, oxygen and water vapor on the kinetics of mass-loss of several of the polyurethanes is presented.

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Metal complexes with pyrazole-derived ligands

IV. Thermal decomposition of cobalt(II) complexes with 3(5)-anmo-4-acetyl-5(3)-methylpyrazole

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: A. F. Petrović, S. R. Lukić, D. M. Petrović, E. Z. Ivegeš, and V. M. Leovac

The thermal decomposition of tetrahedral cobalt(II) complexes with 3(5)-amino-4-acetyl5(3)-methylpyrazole (HL) of the general formula [Co(HL)2X2] (X=Cl, Br, I, NCO, NCS) and octahedral [Co(HL)2(H2O)4](NO3)2 and [Co(HL)2−N(CN)2}2] complexes was investigated in air atmosphere in the interval from room temperature to 1000°C. Decomposition of the complexes occurred in several successive endothermic and exothermic processes, and the residue was in all cases CoO.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: T. Trtić, L. Vuksanović, S. Paranos, S. Petrović, Z. Vujčić, I. Plećas, and R. Jankov


One of the frequent causes of pollen allergy in our region (Serbia, Yugoslavia) is the pollen of poplar (Populus canadensis). The aim of this study was to form RAST for the determination of specific anti-Populus canadensis IgE antibodies. Affinity purified and radiolabelled (I-125) MoAb E1 was used for forming assay for the determination of specific IgE. By titration of extract of poplarPopulus canadensis we determined that the quantity of 0.65 mL extract is needed for coupling of lg BrCN activated paper discs. Coupling was performed in Na2CO3/NaHCO3 buffer pH 10, on 4°C for 48h. Using this newely formed RAST, specific forPopulus canadensis, we have deteminated anti-Populus canadensis IgE antibodies as well as cross reactivity between pollens ofPopulus canadensis andPopulus deltoides.

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