Publications by authors named "Kazuaki Ihara"

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Synthesis of high concentration colloid solution of silica-coated AgI nanoparticles.

J Nanosci Nanotechnol 2012 Aug;12(8):6741-5

College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511, Japan.

Methods for high concentration silica-coated silver iodide (AgI/SiO2) particles, which could be practically used as X-ray contrast agent, were examined. The first was a single-step method, which was to prepare AgI nanoparticles at an AgI concentration of 5 x 10(-3) M and coat the AgI nanoparticles with silica shell by a Stöber method. The second was a multiple-step method, which was to repeat a step for preparing a AgI/SiO2 particle colloid solution with 10(-3) M AgI 5 times for adjusting a final AgI concentration to 5 x 10(-3) M. In the two methods, dominant particle aggregation took place, though core-shell particles were also produced. The third was a salting-out method, which was to salt out AgI/SiO2 particles in their colloid solution prepared at an AgI concentration of 10(-3) M, remove supernatant by decantation, and redisperse the particles in a fresh solvent. Consequently, AgI/SiO2 particles with an AgI concentration as high as 0.05 M were successfully prepared with the salting-out method, and their core-shell structure was not damaged during the salting-out.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2012.4531DOI Listing
August 2012

Synthesis of silica-coated AgI nanoparticles and immobilization of proteins on them.

J Nanosci Nanotechnol 2010 Nov;10(11):7758-61

College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511, Japan.

This paper describes a method for preparing silica-coated silver iodide (AgI/SiO2) particles and immobilizing proteins on the AgI/SiO2 particles. Colloid solution of AgI particles was prepared by mixing AgClO4 aqueous solution and KI aqueous solution. Silica-coating of the AgI particles was performed by adding 3-mercaptopropyltrimethoxysilane, tetraethylorthosilicate/ethanol solution and NaOH aqueous solution successively to the AgI colloid solution. TEM observation revealed that the AgI nanoparticles were coated with uniform silica shell. The AgI/SiO2 particles were surface-modified with 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane and succinic anhydride. It was confirmed by XPS measurement that amino group or carboxyl group was introduced onto the AgI/SiO2 particles. Protein-immobilization was performed in aqueous solution with bovine serum albumin (BSA) in the presence of the surface-modified AgI/SiO2 particles. UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy revealed that the BSA was adsorbed on the surface-modified particles.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2838DOI Listing
November 2010

The separation of aluminum(III) ions from the aqueous solution on membrane filter using Alizarin Yellow R.

Talanta 2008 May 14;75(4):944-9. Epub 2008 Jan 14.

Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511, Japan.

The membrane filtration was examined as an effective and selective method for collection of Al(III) ions from aqueous solutions using Alizarin Yellow R, one of a pH-indicator, as a precipitating reagent. For preparation of aqueous solutions without precipitate or turbidity, a non-ionic surfactant, Triton X-100, was used as a solubilizing reagent for insoluble materials. Three metal ions, Al(III), V(III) and Cu(II) ions, were able to be collected as yellow-orange precipitates from aqueous solutions controlled in a range of pH 4-7, pH 4-9, and pH 5.5-12, respectively, on a membrane filter by filtration under suction. Hydrogen peroxide and o-phenanthroline were found to be capable of masking V(III) and Cu(II) ions in a range of pH 5.5-8 in which Al(III) ions were collected. This membrane filtration was applied to selective separation and determination of Al(III) ions in tap water.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2007.12.047DOI Listing
May 2008

Collection of iron(III) from homogeneous aqueous solutions on membrane filters using Chromazurol B with Triton X-100.

Anal Sci 2003 Feb;19(2):265-8

Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511, Japan.

A membrane filtration method was examined concerning the effective collection of iron(III) from a homogeneous aqueous solution with Chromazurol B (CAB), one of the triphenylmethane dyes, as a precipitating reagent in the presence of a non-ionic surfactant, polyethylene glycol mono[4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenyl]ether (Triton X-100). A formed blue Fe(III)-CAB complex was collected as a precipitate on a membrane filter by filtration under suction from a homogeneous aqueous solution in the pH range over about 2. The original solution was prepared at a concentration ratio of CAB to Fe(III) of to 10, and that of Triton X-100 to CAB of 10 to 100. It was then adjusted to a pH value of between 1.0 and 6.5. A linear relationship (r = 0.999) was obtained between the initial concentration and the found one of Fe(III) in the range of 2.0 x 10(-5) to 4.0 x 10(-4) mol dm(-3) at a fixed concentration ratio of CAB to Fe(III) of 3 and that of Triton X-100 to CAB of 20. This membrane filtration with CAB and Triton X-100 may be utilized for the separation of Fe(III) as a background species.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2116/analsci.19.265DOI Listing
February 2003
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