Synthesis, characterization and thermal analysis of polyaniline (PANI)/ZrO2 composite and PANI was reported in our early work. In this present, the kinetic analysis of decomposition process for these
two materials was performed under non-isothermal conditions. The activation energies were calculated through Friedman and
Ozawa-Flynn-Wall methods, and the possible kinetic model functions have been estimated through the multiple linear regression
method. The results show that the kinetic models for the decomposition process of PANI/ZrO2 composite and PANI are all D3, and the corresponding function is ƒ(α)=1.5(1−α)2/3[1−(1-α)1/3]−1. The correlated kinetic parameters are Ea=112.7±9.2 kJ mol−1, lnA=13.9 and Ea=81.8±5.6 kJ mol−1, lnA=8.8 for PANI/ZrO2 composite and PANI, respectively.
The molar heat capacities of the room temperature
ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMIBF4)
were measured by an adiabatic calorimeter in temperature range from 80 to
390 K. The dependence of the molar heat capacity on temperature is given as
a function of the reduced temperature X
by polynomial equations, CP,m
(J K–1 mol–1)=
195.55+47.230 X–3.1533 X2+4.0733 X3+3.9126 X4 [X=(T–125.5)/45.5] for the solid phase (80~171
K), and CP,m (J
378.62+43.929 X+16.456 X2–4.6684 X3–5.5876 X4 [X=(T–285.5)/104.5] for the liquid phase (181~390
K), respectively. According to the polynomial equations and thermodynamic
relationship, the values of thermodynamic function of the BMIBF4
relative to 298.15 K were calculated in temperature range from 80 to 390 K
with an interval of 5 K. The glass translation of BMIBF4
was observed at 176.24 K. Using oxygen-bomb combustion calorimeter, the molar
enthalpy of combustion of BMIBF4 was determined to
– 5335±17 kJ mol–1. The standard
molar enthalpy of formation of BMIBF4 was evaluated
to be ΔfHmo=
–1221.8±4.0 kJ mol–1 at T=298.150±0.001 K.
Authors:Q. Zhang, Z. Qian, L. Pan, H. Li and H. Zhu
Berberine, a primary pharmacological active constitute of Coptidis Rhizoma, could inhibit neuronal apoptosis in cerebral ischemia. Here, we aimed to investigate whether and how HIF-1 is implicated in the anti-apoptosis effect of berberine on neurons under hypoxia/ischemia. Viability of PC12 cells treated with berberine prior to or following CoCl2-induced hypoxia was evaluated. Annexin V-PI staining was employed to analyse cell apoptosis ratio. HIF-1α and apoptosis-associated molecules were detected via Western blotting. TUNEL and immunohistochemistry were used to demonstrate apoptosis, HIF-1α and p53 levels in cerebral tissue of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rats. Berberine pretreatment promoted PC12 cells survival and inhibited apoptosis under hypoxia condition. At the same time, it decreased cell viability and enhancement of apoptosis were observed with berberine treatment under hypoxia. Decreased HIF-1α, caspase 9, caspase 3 and increased Bcl-2/Bax ratio were responsible for the anti-apoptosis of berberine pretreatment. However, pro-apoptosis by berberine under hypoxia was indicated with opposing regulation of those molecules. Significant reduction of apoptosis, HIF-1α and p53 were found in cerebral tissue of MCAO rats treated with berberine. The present study suggests that berberine regulates neuronal apoptosis in cerebral ischemia, which might be dependent on the degree of cell injury. HIF-1 and the followed apoptotic pathway are involved in those effects of berberine.
Authors:Y. Li, Z. Yingyuan, L. Yonghui, J. Jing and W. Xiaoqing
The enthalpies of mixing of six kinds of amino acid (glycine, L-alanine, L-valine, L-serine, L-threonine, and L-proline) with glycerol in aqueous solutions and the enthalpies of diluting of amino acid and glycerol aqueous solutions have been determined by flow microcalorimetry at 298.15 K. Employing McMillan–Mayer theory, the enthalpies of mixing and diluting have been used to calculate heterogeneous enthalpic pairwise interaction coefficients (hxy) between amino acids and glycerol in aqueous solutions. Combining hxy values of amino acids with glycol in the previous study, the variations of the hxy values between amino acids and glycerol have been interpreted from the point of view of solute–solute interactions.
Authors:L. Xiao, Y. Li, S. Wang, Z. Fang and G. Qiu
The principle for the electro-generative simultaneous leaching (EGSL) is applied to simultaneous leaching of pyrite-MnO2 in this paper. A galvanic system for the bio-electro-generative simultaneous leaching (BEGSL) has been set up. The equation
of electric quantity vs. time is used to study the effect of produced sulfur on electro-generative efficiency and quantity. It has been shown that
the resistance decreased in the presence of Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans (A. thiooxidans) with the increase of electro-generative efficiency. The effects of temperature and grain size on rate of ferrous extraction
from pyrite under the conditions of presence and absence of A. thiooxidans were studied, respectively. The changes in the extraction rate of Fe2+ as particle size in presence of A. thiooxidans were more evident than that in the absence, which indicated that the extraction in bio-electro-generative leaching was affected
by particle size remarkably. Around the optimum culture temperature for A. thiooxidans, the bigger change in the conversion rate of Fe2+ was depending on temperature. The transferred charge in BEGSL including part of S0 to sulfate group in the presence of (A. thiooxidans) which is called as biologic electric quantity, and the ratio of biologic electric quantity reached to 58.10% in 72 h among
the all-transferred charge.
The molar heat capacity Cp,m of 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic anhydride was measured in the temperature range from T=80 to 390 K with a small sample automated adiabatic calorimeter. The melting point Tm, the molar enthalpy ΔfusHm and the entropy ΔfusSm of fusion for the compound were determined to be 303.80 K, 14.71 kJ mol−1 and 48.43 J K−1 mol−1, respectively. The thermodynamic functions [HT-H273.15] and [ST-S273.15] were derived in the temperature range from T=80 to 385 K with temperature interval of 5 K. The thermal stability of the compound was investigated by differential scanning
calorimeter (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TG), when the process of the mass-loss was due to the evaporation, instead of its
Conducting polyaniline/Cobaltosic oxide (PANI/Co3O4) composites were synthesized for the first time, by in situ deposition technique in the presence of hydrochloric acid (HCl)
as a dopant by adding the fine grade powder (an average particle size of approximately 80 nm) of Co3O4 into the polymerization reaction mixture of aniline. The composites obtained were characterized by infrared spectra (IR)
and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The composition and the thermal stability of the composites were investigated by TG-DTG. The
results suggest that the thermal stability of the composites is higher than that of the pure PANI. The improvement in the
thermal stability for the composites is attributed to the interaction between PANI and nano-Co3O4.
Authors:X. He, Z. Zhang, L. Feng, Z. Li, J. Yang, Y. Zhao and Z. Chai
After an acute exposure to lanthanum chloride, the pharmacokinetics of calcium uptake in rats was studied by radioactive 47Ca tracer. The accumulated doses of calcium in the left femurs during 24 hours were determined. The results showed that the
area under the curves (AUC), specific activity of maximal blood 47Ca concentration (Cmax), distribution rate constant (Ka) and the accumulated dose of calcium in the left femur decreased while time to Cmax (Tpeak) increased with the rising dosage of lanthanum exposure. It indicated that lanthanum expose had a negative effect on calcium
Authors:Y. Li, G. Fei, Z. Honglin, L. Zhen, Z. Liqiang and L. Ganzuo
The power–time curves of micellar formation of two anionic surfactants, sodium laurate (SLA) and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS),
in N,N-dimethyl acetamide (DMA) in the presence of various long-chain alcohols (1-heptanol, 1-octanol, 1-nonanol and 1-decanol)
were measured by titration microcalorimetry at 298 K. The critical micelle concentrations (CMCs) of SLA and SDS under various
conditions at 298 K were obtained based on the power–time curves. Thermodynamic parameters (
) for micellar systems at 298 K were evaluated according to the power–time curves and the mass action model. The influences
of the number of carbon-atom and the concentration of alcohol were investigated. Moreover, combined the thermodynamic parameters
at 303, 308 and 313 K in our previous work and those of 298 K in the present work for SLA and SDS in DMA in the presence of
long-chain alcohols, an enthalpy–entropy compensation effect was observed. The values of the enthalpy of micellization calculated
by direct and indirect methods were made a comparison.
Authors:X. J. Li, X. G. Hu, T. Z. Hu, G. Li, Z. G. Ru, L. L. Zhang and Y. M. Lang
Thinopyrum ponticum is particularly a valuable source of genes for wheat improvement. A novel wheat-Th. ponticum addition line, 1–27, was identified using cytology, SSR, ESTSSR, EST-STS and PCR-based landmark unique gene (PLUG) markers in this study. Cytological studies showed that 1–27 contained 44 chromosomes and formed 22 bivalents at meiotic metaphase I. Genomic in situ hybridization (GISH) analysis indicated that two chromosomes from Th. ponticum had been introduced into 1–27 and that these two chromosomes could form a bivalent in wheat background. Such results demonstrated that 1–27 was a disomic addition line with 42 wheat chromosomes and a pair of Th. ponticum chromosomes. One SSR marker (BARC235), one EST-STS marker (MAG3284) and 8 PLUG markers (TNAC1210, TNAC1787, TNAC1803, TNAC1805, TNAC1806, TNAC1821, TNAC1867 and TNAC1957), which were all from wheat chromosome group 7, produced the specific band in Th. ponticum and 1–27, indicating that the introduced Th. ponticum chromosomes belonging to the group 7 of wheat. Sequence analysis on specific bands from Th. ponticum and 1–27 amplified using the PLUG marker TNAC1867 further confirmed this result. The 1–27 addition line was also observed to be high resistant to powdery mildew though it is not clear if the resistance of 1–27 inherited from Th. ponticum. This study provided some useful information for effective exploitation of the source of genetic variability in wheat breeding.