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Unusual dimeric tetrahydroxanthone derivatives from Aspergillus lentulus and the determination of their axial chiralities


Tian-Xiao Li, Ming-Hua Yang, Ying Wang et al.


The research on secondary metabolites of Aspergillus lentulus afforded eight unusual heterodimeric tetrahydroxanthone derivatives, lentulins A−H (29), along with the known …


Reactivity of disulfide bonds is markedly affected by structure and environment: implications for protein modification and stability


Maryam Karimi, Marta T. Ignasiak, Bun Chan et al.


Disulfide bonds play a key role in stabilizing protein structures, with disruption strongly associated with loss of protein function and activity. Previous data have suggested …


Quantitative determination and toxicity evaluation of 2,4-dichlorophenol using poly(eosin Y)/hydroxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes modified electrode


Xiaolin Zhu, Kexin Zhang, Chengzhi Wang et al.


This study aimed at developing simple, sensitive and rapid electrochemical approach to quantitatively determine and assess the toxicity of 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP), a …


Predicting the growth situation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on agar plates and meat stuffs using gas sensors


Xinzhe Gu, Ye Sun, Kang Tu et al.


A rapid method of predicting the growing situation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is presented. Gas sensors were used to acquire volatile compounds generated by P. aeruginosa on agar …


Erratum: Charge density waves in disordered media circumventing the Imry-Ma argument


Hitesh J. Changlani, Norm M. Tubman, Taylor L. Hughes



Real-Time Optical Monitoring of Pt Catalyst Under the Potentiodynamic Conditions


Hyeon Don Song, Minzae Lee, Gil-Pyo Kim et al.


In situ monitoring of electrode materials reveals detailed physicochemical transition in electrochemical device. The key challenge is to explore the localized features of …


Modulation of thermal noise and spectral sensitivity in Lake Baikal cottoid fish rhodopsins


Hoi Ling Luk, Nihar Bhattacharyya, Fabio Montisci et al.


Lake Baikal is the deepest and one of the most ancient lakes in the world. Its unique ecology has resulted in the colonization of a diversity of depth habitats by a unique fauna …


Structure determination of molecules in an alignment laser field by femtosecond photoelectron diffraction using an X-ray free-electron laser


Shinichirou Minemoto, Takahiro Teramoto, Hiroshi Akagi et al.


We have successfully determined the internuclear distance of I2 molecules in an alignment laser field by applying our molecular structure determination methodology to an I 2p


Plant-derived cis-β-ocimene as a precursor for biocompatible, transparent, thermally-stable dielectric and encapsulating layers for organic electronics


Kateryna Bazaka, Ryan Destefani, Mohan V. Jacob


This article presents low-temperature, one-step dry synthesis of optically transparent thermally-stable, biocompatible cis−β−ocimene-based thin films for applications as …


Ecdysteroid-containing food supplements from Cyanotis arachnoidea on the European market: evidence for spinach product counterfeiting


Attila Hunyadi, Ibolya Herke, Katalin Lengyel et al.


Phytoecdysteroids like 20-hydroxyecdysone (“ecdysterone”) can exert a mild, non-hormonal anabolic/adaptogenic activity in mammals, and as such, are frequently used in food …


Magnetic separation of general solid particles realised by a permanent magnet


K. Hisayoshi, C. Uyeda, K. Terada


Most existing solids are categorised as diamagnetic or weak paramagnetic materials. The possibility of magnetic motion has not been intensively considered for these materials. …


Single Molecular Demonstration of Modulating Charge Inversion of DNA


Yanwei Wang, Ruxia Wang, Bozhi Cao et al.


Charge inversion of DNA is a counterintuitive phenomenon in which the effective charge of DNA switches its sign from negative to positive in the presence of multivalent …


Silencing of the SlNAP7 gene influences plastid development and lycopene accumulation in tomato


Da-Qi Fu, Lan-Huan Meng, Ben-Zhong Zhu et al.


Ripening is an important stage of fruit development. To screen the genes associated with pigment formation in tomato fruit, a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) cDNA …


Thermal Alternating Polymer Nanocomposite (TAPNC) Coating Designed to Prevent Aerodynamic Insect Fouling


Ilker S. Bayer, K. Ghokulla Krishnan, Robert Robison et al.


Insect residue adhesion to moving surfaces such as turbine blades and aircraft not only causes surface contamination problems but also increases drag on these surfaces. Insect …


Low temperature magneto-morphological characterisation of coronene and the resolution of previously observed unexplained phenomena


Jason Potticary, Rebecca Boston, Liana Vella-Zarb et al.


The polyaromatic hydrocarbon coronene has been the molecule of choice for understanding the physical properties of graphene for over a decade. The modelling of the latter by the …


An Integrated Strategy for Global Qualitative and Quantitative Profiling of Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas: Baoyuan Decoction as a Case


Xiaoli Ma, Xiaoyu Guo, Yuelin Song et al.


Clarification of the chemical composition of traditional Chinese medicine formulas (TCMFs) is a challenge due to the variety of structures and the complexity of plant matrices. …


Transistor Properties of 2,7-Dialkyl-Substituted Phenanthro[2,1-b:7,8-b′]dithiophene


Yoshihiro Kubozono, Keita Hyodo, Shino Hamao et al.


A new phenacene-type molecule with five fused aromatic rings was synthesized: 2,7-didodecylphenanthro[2,1-b:7,8-b′]dithiophene ((C12H25)2-i-PDT), with two terminal thiophene …


Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by ZnO Micro/nanomaterials with Different Morphologies and Ratios of {0001} Facets


Xiaodi Liu, Liqun Ye, Shanshan Liu et al.


ZnO microspheres, ZnO microflowers and ZnO nanorods are successfully synthesized via a convenient solvothermal method in distilled water-ethanol mixed medium. The as-prepared ZnO …


Molecular Structure and Dynamics of Water on Pristine and Strained Phosphorene: Wetting and Diffusion at Nanoscale


Wei Zhang, Chao Ye, Linbi Hong et al.


Phosphorene, a newly fabricated two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial, has emerged as a promising material for biomedical applications with great potential. Nonetheless, …


Analysis of four toxic metals in a single rice seed by matrix solid phase dispersion -inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry


Xiufen He, Lixia Chen, Xin Chen et al.


Toxic metals in rice pose great risks to human health. Metal bioaccumulation in rice grains is a criterion of breeding. Rice breeding requires a sensitive method to determine …


Ultra-sustainable Fe78Si9B13 metallic glass as a catalyst for activation of persulfate on methylene blue degradation under UV-Vis light


Zhe Jia, Xiaoguang Duan, Wenchang Zhang et al.


Stability and reusability are important characteristics of advanced catalysts for wastewater treatment. In this work, for the first time, sulfate radicals (SO4) with a high …


In-situ particles reorientation during magnetic hyperthermia application: Shape matters twice


Konstantinos Simeonidis, M. Puerto Morales, Marzia Marciello et al.


Promising advances in nanomedicine such as magnetic hyperthermia rely on a precise control of the nanoparticle performance in the cellular environment. This constitutes a huge …

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