CuO nanocrystals of different surface areas were prepared. All samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transition
electron microscope, thermogravimetry, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller technique, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman
spectroscopy. CuO nanocrystals showed a stable monoclinic structure. With increasing surface areas, the surface hydration
became significant, which is followed by shifts in infrared frequencies and Raman phonon modes. CuO nanocrystals were explored
as an additive to catalytic decomposition of ammonium perchlorate (AP). AP decomposition underwent a two-stage process. Addition
of CuO nanocrystals led to a downshift of high-temperature stage towards lower temperatures.
A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method was developed for the first time to simultaneously determine salicin and eight flavonoids in leaves of Salix matsudana, that is salicin, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, myricetin, apigenin-3′-oxyethyl-7-O-glucoside, rutin, quercetin, luteolin, kaempferol and apigenin. The separation of these compounds was achieved on a reversed phase C18 column (250 × 4.6 mm, 5 μm), with linear gradient of methanol in 0.2% phosphoric acid solution with a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min with UV detection at 246 nm. The calibration curves for the determination of all analytes showed good linearity over the investigated ranges (r > 0.999). The % relative standard deviation (% RSD) values were less than 0.34%, and the recoveries were between 95.79% and 99.94%. The values of luteolin-7-O-glucoside, salicin, myricetin, apigenin-3′-oxyethyl-7-O-glucoside, rutin, quercetin, luteolin, kaempferol, and apigenin were 1.0 μg g−1, 20.0 μg g−1, 32.9 μg g−1, 2.0 μg g−1, 29.5 μg g−1, 6.0 μg g−1, 1.0 μg g−1, 3.5 μg g−1, and apigenin was not found in the sample. This developed method can be used for evaluating the quality of different plant materials.
Authors:L. Li, X. Wang, J. Shen, L. Zhou, and T. Zhang
Adsorption microcalorimetry has been employed to study the interaction of ethylene with the reduced and oxidized Pt-Ag/SiO2catalysts with different Ag contents to elucidate the modified effect of Ag towards the hydrocarbon processing on platinum
catalysts. In addition, microcalorimetric adsorption of H2, O2, CO and FTIR of CO adsorption were conducted to investigate the influence of Ag on the surface structure of Pt catalyst.
It is found from the microcalorimetric results of H2and O2adsorption that the addition of Ag to Pt/SiO2leads to the enrichment of Ag on the catalyst surface which decreases the size of Pt surface ensembles of Pt-Ag/SiO2catalysts. The microcalorimetry and FTIR of CO adsorption indicates that there still exist sites for linear and bridged CO
adsorption on the surface of platinum catalysts simultaneously although Ag was incorporated into Pt/SiO2. The ethylene microcalorimetric results show that the decrease of ensemble size of Pt surface sites suppresses the formation
of dissociative species (ethylidyne) upon the chemisorption of C2H4on Pt-Ag/SiO2. The differential heat vs. uptake plots for C2H4adsorption on the oxygen-preadsorbed Pt/SiO2and Pt-Ag/SiO2catalysts suggest that the incorporation of Ag to Pt/SiO2could decrease the ability for the oxidation of C2H4.
Authors:F. Zhang, J. Li, X.L. Wang, W. Mao, H. Zhang, J. Guo, and J.W. Li
An allometric analysis of biomass and N mass allocation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings under non-shaded (100% of full sunlight) and shaded (30% of full sunlight) treatments were conducted. The allometric slopes and the intercepts were estimated using standardized major axis regression. Results indicated that biomass was preferentially allocated to stems during plant ontogeny, and leaves and roots were isometric when rice seedlings were not shaded. Under shade, however, more biomass was allocated to leaves and stems. N mass allocation was also altered by shading in that more N mass was allocated to the aerial shoots, and plants accumulated less N mass when shaded. Our study revealed that both biomass and N mass were in accordance with the optimal partitioning theory.
Authors:W. Guan, L. Li, H. Wang, J. Tong, and J. Yang
A brown and transparent ionic liquid (IL), [C4mim][FeCl4], was prepared by mixing anhydrous FeCl3 with 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([C4mim][Cl]), with molar ratio 1/1 under stirring in a glove box filled with dry argon. The molar enthalpies of solution, ΔsHm, of [C4mim][FeCl4], in water with various molalities were determined by a solution-reaction isoperibol calorimeter at 298.15 K. Considering
the hydrolyzation of anion [FeCl4]− in dissolution process of the IL, a new method of determining the standard molar enthalpy of solution, ΔsHm0, was put forward on the bases of Pitzer solution theory of mixed electrolytes. The values of ΔsHm0 and the sum of Pitzer parameters:
were obtained, respectively. In terms of thermodynamic cycle and the lattice energy of IL calculated by Glasser’s lattice
energy theory of ILs, the dissociation enthalpy of anion [FeCl4]−, ΔHdis≈5650 kJ mol−1, for the reaction: [FeCl4]−(g)→Fe3+(g)+4Cl−(g), was estimated. It is shown that large hydration enthalpies of ions have been compensated by large the dissociation enthalpy
of [FeCl4]− anion, ΔdHm, in dissolution process of the IL.
Authors:J.R. Li, D.X. Li, L. Li, W.L. Deng, L.S. Ding, H.X. Xu, and Y. Zhou
A rapid and sensitive ultraperformance liquid chromatography-multiple reaction monitoring-multi-stage/mass spectrometry (UPLC-MRM-MS/MS) method has been developed for simultaneous quantification of salvianolic acid B and tanshinone IIA of salvia tropolone tablets in dog plasma. This was achieved by performing quantification using the MRM acquisition with two channels of MRM-MS/MS and MS full scan for more accuracy qualitative results, and the fragmentation transitions of m/z 295→249, 191 for tanshinone IIA and m/z 297→279, 251 for IS in positive mode, m/z 717→519, 321 for salvianolic acid B and m/z 295→267, 239 for IS in negative mode were selected. The UPLC separation was achieved within 3 min in a single UPLC run. Linear calibration curves were obtained over the concentration range of 10 pg/mL−1 ng/mL for tanshinone IIA and 100 pg/mL−1 for salvianolic acid B. Lower limit of quantitation (LLOQ) was 10 pg/mL and 100 pg/mL for tanshinone IIA and salvianolic acid B, respectively. The inter-day and intra-day precision (relative standard deviation, RSD) in all samples were less than 8.21%, and the recoveries were over 85.9% for both tanshinone IIA and salvianolic acid B. The two channels of MRM with MS full scan approach could provide both qualitative and quantitative results without the need for repetitive analyses and resulted in the reduction of further confirmation experiments and analytical time. The pharmacokinetic study of the two active components of salvia tropolone tablets following oral gavage administration of dogs was thus explored with this method.
Authors:J. Li, L. Liu, C. Li, L. Liu, Y. Tan, and Y. Meng
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus to bind patulin (PAT) in the buffer solution and apple juice. The binding of L. rhamnosus to PAT was reversible, which improved the stability of the bacterial complex. The ability to bind PAT can be enhanced with the inactivation of the strain by high temperature and acid treatment. Acid-treated bacteria had the highest PAT binding rate of 72.73±1.05%. The binding rates of acid and high temperature (121 °C) treatments were increased by 21.37% and 19.15%, respectively. L. rhamnosus showed the best detoxification ability to PAT at 37 °C, where the binding rate reached 50.9±1.03%. When the dose of inactivated bacteria powder was 0.02 g ml−1, the minimum concentration of PAT in apple juice was 0.37 µg ml−1. The addition of the L. rhamnosus inactivated powder did not affect the quality of the juice product and effectively bound the PAT in apple juice.
Authors:W. Li, J. Cashion, R. Pollard, and L. Brown
Treating iron-doped ZSM-5 zeolite with NO2 produced a complete change in the parameters of its 57Fe Mössbauer spectrum. The intensity of the absorption showed a dramatic decrease at 40–70 K with smooth, but anharmonic, behavior above this temperature. The results can be interpreted in terms of the modification of the iron environment to form an approximately square-well potential. This results in an asymmetric potential in which the iron becomes frozen in one region at low temperatures.
Radioiodination of tri-n-butylstannyl-3-quinuclidinyl benzilate (TQNB) and N-succinimidyl-3-(tri-n-butylstannyl) benzoate (STB) was studied. STB was radiolabeled efficiently using iodogen to prepare radioactive N-succinimidyl-3- iodobenzoate (S125IB). TQNB was radioiodinated using Chloramine-T to obtain radioactive iodo-3-quinuclidinyl benzilate (125IQNB). Both S125IB and 125IQNB showed good stability at room temperature in the dark.
Poly(AN—co—St) (PAS) and poly(AN—St—MMA)(PASM) were synthetized by emulsion polymerisation. The glass transition temperatures (Tg) of the copolymers and the relationship between Tg and the components of the copolymers were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry. The results show that Tg for the AN—St bipolymers has apeak value in the range 115–118°C at a content of 50 mass% St. When methyl methacrylate was added, the Tg of the terpolymer was decreased by about 2–6°C.The thermostability and the activation energy E of degradation were determined by thermogravimetric analysis.