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Two crystal samples, sodium 5-methylisophthalic acid monohydrate (C9H6O4Na2·H2O, s) and sodium isophthalic acid hemihydrate (C8H4O4Na2·1/2H2O, s), were prepared from water solution. Low-temperature heat capacities of the solid samples for sodium 5-methylisophthalic acid monohydrate (C9H6O4Na2·H2O, s) and sodium isophthalic acid hemihydrate (C8H4O4Na2·1/2H2O, s) were measured by a precision automated adiabatic calorimeter over the temperature range from 78 to 379 K. The experimental values of the molar heat capacities in the measured temperature region were fitted to a polynomial equation on molar heat capacities (C p,m) with the reduced temperatures (X), [X = f(T)], by a least-squares method. Thermodynamic functions of the compounds (C9H6O4Na2·H2O, s) and (C8H4O4Na2·1/2H2O, s) were calculated based on the fitted polynomial equation. The constant-volume energies of combustion of the compounds at T = 298.15 K were measured by a precise rotating-bomb combustion calorimeter to be Δc U(C9H6O4Na2·H2O, s) = −15428.49 ± 4.86 J g−1 and Δc U(C8H4O4Na2·1/2H2O, s) = −13484.25 ± 5.56 J g−1. The standard molar enthalpies of formation of the compounds were calculated to be Δ f H m θ (C9H6O4Na2·H2O, s) = −1458.740 ± 1.668 kJ mol−1 and Δ f H m θ(C8H4O4Na2·1/2H2O, s) = −2078.392 ± 1.605 kJ mol−1 in accordance with Hess’ law. The standard molar enthalpies of solution of the compounds, Δ sol H m θ(C9H6O4Na2·H2O, s) and Δ sol H m θ(C8H4O4Na2·1/2H2O, s), have been determined as being −11.917 ± 0.055 and −29.078 ± 0.069 kJ mol−1 by an RD496-2000 type microcalorimeter. In addition, the standard molar enthalpies of hydrated anion of the compounds were determined as being Δ f H m θ(C9H6O4 2−, aq) = −704.227 ± 1.674 kJ mol−1 and Δ f H m θ(C8H4O4Na2 2−, aq) = −1483.955 ± 1.612 kJ mol−1, from the standard molar enthalpies of solution and other auxiliary thermodynamic data through a thermochemical cycle.

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A simple and rapid HPLC method using a photodiode array (PDA) detector for the analysis of 3-hydroxycarboplatin and its related complex has been established for the first time. Separation of 3-hydroxycarboplatin and 3-hydroxy-1,1-cyclobutanedicarboxylic acid (3-HO-cbdca) was carried out on a Phenomenex ODS3 column using an aqueous solution containing 50 mM ammonium acetate and 5 mM sodium 1-octanesulfonate as the mobile phase. The flow rate was 0.8 mL min−1, the column temperature was 40°C, and the detection wavelength was 230 nm for 3-hydroxycarboplatin and 220 nm for 3-HO-cbdca. Different analytical performance parameters such as precision, accuracy, linearity, stability of the solution, specificity, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), and system suitability were determined using the Empower 2 software. The calibration curve of standard 3-hydroxycarboplatin showed good linearity (r = 0.9995) within the range 0.5–1.4 mg mL−1. The method was accurate and precise, with an average accuracy of 100.4% (RSD = 1.53%, n = 9), and the results of the system suitability test showed symmetrical peaks, good resolution (R s), and repeatability. It can be applied to the quality control of 3-hydroxycarboplatin.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: Zhen Chen, Huan Meng, Hui Yuan, Gengmei Xing, Chunying Chen, Feng Zhao, Yun Wang, Chengcheng Zhang, and Yuliang Zhao

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Nanosized copper particles are widely used in fields of lubricants, polymers/plastic, metallic coating and ink. Recently, we found that copper particles in different sizes can lead to different toxicological effects. To clarify the target organs of copper particles of different sizes, the inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) was employed to evaluate the distribution of copper in different organs of mice after a single dose oral exposure. The results suggest that the main target organs for copper nanoparticles are kidney, liver and blood. Liver is the main damaged organ.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: Huan Meng, Zhen Chen, Gengmei Xing, Hui Yuan, Chunying Chen, Feng Zhao, Chengcheng Zhang, Yun Wang, and Yuliang Zhao

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Recently, it was reported that the toxicity of copper particles increases with the decrease of the particle size on a mass basis. To understand this phenomenon, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques and in vitro chemical studies were carried out to explore how they produce toxicity in vivo. The results suggest that when the sizes of particles become small and down to a nanoscale, copper becomes extremely reactive in a simulative intracorporeal environment. The nanosized copper particles consume the hydrogen ions in stomach more quickly than micron ones. These processes further convert the copper nanoparticles into cupric ions whose toxicity is very high in vivo.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: Wenbin Cao, Xingfa Gao, Li Qu, Zhenlin Chen, Genmei Xing, Jun Tang, Huan Meng, Zhen Chen, and Yuliang Zhao

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It was found that Sc2@C84 or Sc2O3 could be “kicked” into the cavities of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by reactor neutrons. Neutron irradiation also efficiently induces coalescing reactions between two fullerene cages with an atom-spacer, forming a C2m=C=C2n type of carbon nanomaterials. This process provides a new subject of studying interactions (and their consequences) of neutrons with nanoparticles, which may put new insights for neutron sciences.

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Background and aims

Internet addiction (IA) is common among young students. This study aimed to examine the influence and mechanisms of IA and susceptible personality traits on the impact of suicidal ideation in adolescent students in China.

Methods

This cross-sectional study (09/2012–09/2015) used stratified cluster sampling with “school type” for stratification; 136,266 students from 63 schools completed the questionnaire. Logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the effect of IA (Young's Internet Addiction Test) and susceptible personality (Barratt impulsiveness scale, Buss & Perry Aggression Questionnaire; and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-R Short Scale) on suicidal ideation (Scale of Suicidal Ideation).

Results

Suicidal ideation was observed in 20,218 (14.77%) of the students, and IA was detected in 28,836 (21.16%) subjects. Compared with those without IA, students with IA had a higher prevalence of suicidal ideation (P < 0.0001). No planning impulsiveness had a predictive effect on suicidal ideation in the impulsive personality trait, while in the aggressive personality trait, hostility and self-aggression had a predictive effect on suicidal ideation (all P < 0.0001). High psychoticism and neuroticism were impact factors for suicidal ideation, but extroversion was a protective factor (all P < 0.0001).

Discussion

These results highlight the importance of assessing personality traits and reducing IA as a possible means of lessening suicidal ideation. Susceptible personality (such as high psychoticism, high neuroticism, and low extroversion) play a prominent role in influencing the probability of having suicidal behavior among those recently exposed to IA.

Conclusions

IA and susceptible personality traits were significantly correlated with suicidal and self-harm ideation among adolescent students.

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A novel energetic material, 4,5-dihydroxyl-2-(dinitromethylene)-imidazolidine (DDNI), was synthesized by the reaction of FOX-7 and glyoxal in water at 70 °C. Thermal behavior of DDNI was studied with DSC and TG-DTG methods, and presents only an intense exothermic decomposition process. The apparent activation energy and pre-exponential factor of the decomposition reaction were 286.0 kJ mol−1 and 1031.16 s−1, respectively. The critical temperature of thermal explosion of DDNI is 183.78 °C. Specific heat capacity of DDNI was studied with micro-DSC method and theoretical calculation method, and the molar heat capacity is 217.76 J mol−1 K−1 at 298.15 K. The adiabatic time-to-explosion was also calculated to be a certain value between 14.54 and 16.34 s. DDNI presents lower thermal stability, for its two ortho-hydroxyl groups, and its thermal decomposition process becomes quite intense.

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