The dilution enthalpies of D-mannitol and D-sorbitol in aqueous sodium chloride solution at various concentrations have been determined by isothermal microcalorimetry
at 298.15 K. The homogeneous enthalpic interaction coefficients over a quite large range of concentration of aqueous sodium
chloride solutions have been calculated according to the excess enthalpy concept. The results show that enthalpic pairwise
interaction coefficients (h2) of D-mannitol and D-sorbitol are positive in aqueous sodium chloride solution and become more positive with increase of the concentration of
sodium chloride. The results are interpreted in terms of the different conformations of the two polyols, solute-solute and
solute-solvent interactions involved by solvent effects.
Authors:X. Qiu, L. Lv, G. Li, W. Han, X. Wang, and L. Li
Vibration spectral properties and dehydration behaviors of goethite nanorods with diameters ranging from 13 to 32 nm were
investigated using infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and X-ray diffraction. All goethite nanorods were highly
hydrated with physisorbed and chemisorbed water. As the diameters of goethite nanorods increased, the hydroxyl deformation
vibration in the a-b plane showed a significant blue shift, while the Fe-O vibration in the a-b plane shifted to lower frequencies, indicating an enhancement of O-H bond and the ionicity of Fe-O in a-b plane. The hydrated goethite nanorods are also proved to be useful in environmental remedy because of their excellent removal
ability of heavy metal ions.
Authors:Y. Qiu, X. Sun, R. Zhou, X. Kong, S. Zhang, and J. Jia
The powdery mildew resistance gene
is effective in China. Bulked segregant analysis (BSA) was used to search for microsatellite markers linked to
. Twenty-one microsatellite primer pairs located on chromosome 5DS were screened; three polymorphic loci
-5DS were linked to
using an F
population from Chinese Spring × C114118 (with
) consisting of 814 individuals. The genetic distances between
and the three markers were: 2.0cM, 34.2cM and 44.2cM, respectively. Microsatellite marker
-5DS could be used in marker assisted selection for
provided any chosen
source also carries the relevant marker.
Authors:D. Jiang, X. Li, Z. Qiu, R. Lu, Y. Li, and G. Zhang
Nuclear microprobe was used to measure single aerosol particles (SAPs) indoors from Shanghai. Every particle is characterized
with its micro-PIXE spectrum, which can be considered as the fingerprint of the SAPs. The pattern recognition technique (PR)
was applied to trace the SAPs back to their source. Results of five monitor homes at different locations in Shanghai show
that most of the measured indoor aerosol particles are derived from soil dust, cement dust, vehicle exhaust, coal boilers
and steel mill dust.