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Preparation and characterization of octenyl succinylated starch microgels via a water-in-oil (W/O) inverse microemulsion process for loading and releasing epigallocatechin gallate.

Food Chem 2021 Mar 23;355:129661. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

State Key Laboratory of Biobased Material and Green Papermaking, Qilu University of Technology, Shandong Academy of Sciences, Jinan 250353, China; Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, 12211 Giza, Egypt; Department of Medical Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey. Electronic address:

Corn starch (CS), octenyl succinic anhydride modified corn starch (OSCS) and shells (OSC) microgels have been prepared using water-in-oil (W/O) inverse microemulsions for loading and releasing of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The structural and morphological properties of CS, OSCS, and OSC microgels were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The strong hydrogen bonds between starch molecules in the W/O system and interplay between hydroxyl groups of EGCG and oxygen atoms of starch microgels were formed. Read More

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Preparation of Microemulsion from an Alkyl Polyglycoside Surfactant and Tea Tree Oil.

Molecules 2021 Mar 31;26(7). Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan.

Preparation and characterization of microemulsions consisting of a plant-derived alkyl polyglycoside (APG) surfactant and the essential oil of (tea tree) was studied. This nonionic APG surfactant used was Triton CG-110 with a CMC at 1748 ppm at 25 °C. Tea tree oil (TTO) was extracted from tea tree leaves by Triton CG-110-assisted hydrodistillation method. Read More

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Anisotropic Growth and Magnetic Properties of α″-FeN@C Nanocones.

Nanomaterials (Basel) 2021 Mar 31;11(4). Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, China.

α″-FeN nanomaterials with a shape anisotropy for high coercivity performance are of interest in potential applications such as rare-earth-free permanent magnets, which are difficult to synthesize in situ anisotropic growth. Here, we develop a new and facile one-pot microemulsion method with Fe(CO) as the iron source and tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) as the N/C source at low synthesis temperatures to fabricate carbon-coated tetragonal α″-FeN nanocones. Magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy is suggested as the driving force for the anisotropic growth of α″-FeN@C nanocones because the easy magnetization direction of tetragonal α″-FeN nanocrystals is along the c axis. Read More

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The Effect of Size and Thermal Treatment on the Photoluminescent Properties of Europium-Doped SiO Nanoparticles Prepared in One Pot by Sol-Gel.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Mar 25;14(7). Epub 2021 Mar 25.

INPHYNY, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS UMR 7010, Parc Valrose, 06108 Nice, France.

Europium (Eu)-doped silica nanoparticles have attracted great interest for different applications, in particular in biomedicine as biosensors or for tissue regeneration. Sol-gel is the most common process used to prepare those particles, with size varying from tens to hundreds of nanometers. In this article, we focus our attention on the comparison between two commonly used sol-gel derived methods: reverse microemulsion (for particles smaller than 100 nm) and Stöber method (for particles larger than 100 nm). Read More

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Fabrication and characterization of fast dissolving glycerol monolaurate microemulsion encapsulated gelatin nanofibers with antimicrobial activity.

J Sci Food Agric 2021 Mar 30. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

College of Biological Science and Technology, Hubei Key Laboratory of Biological Resources Protection and Utilization, Key Laboratory of Green Manufacturing of Super-light Elastomer Materials of State Ethnic Affairs Commission, Hubei Minzu University, Enshi, China.

Background: Electrospun fibers are a good candidate for the delivery of bioactive compounds in the food industry because of their advantages that include a tunable diameter, high porosity and a high specific surface area. In the present study, we fabricated gelatin/glycerol monolaurate (GML) microemulsion nanofibers by solubilizing GML in Tween-80 followed by mixing with gelatin solution for electrospinning. We hypothesized that the addition of GML microemulsions affects the properties of the gelatin solution and modifies the physical and antimicrobial properties of the resulting nanofibers. Read More

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Formulation and Characterization of Phytostanol Ester Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for the Management of Hypercholesterolemia: An ex vivo Study.

Int J Nanomedicine 2021 9;16:1977-1992. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

Department of Applied Nanomolecules, Bloomsnano Limited, London, UK.

Background: Phytostanols are naturally occurring compounds that reduce blood cholesterol levels significantly. However, their aqueous insolubility poses formulation challenges.

Aim: To formulate and characterize solid lipid nanoparticle carriers for phytostanol esters to enhance the bioavailability of phytostanols. Read More

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Assessment of In-Situ Gelling Microemulsion Systems upon Temperature and Dilution Condition for Corneal Delivery of Bevacizumab.

Pharmaceutics 2021 Feb 13;13(2). Epub 2021 Feb 13.

Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, 10125 Turin, Italy.

Bevacizumab (BVZ), a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody, has recently been proposed as a topical application in the treatment of anterior segment neovascularization; however, as there are some disadvantages in the administration of common eye-drops, ophthalmic topical drug delivery systems are under study to improve the precorneal residence time, reducing the frequency of administration. In this work, oil-in-water and water-in-oil BVZ-loaded microemulsions are developed, able to increase their viscosity, either by the formation of a liquid-crystalline structure upon aqueous dilution, thanks to the presence of Epikuron 200 and polysorbate 80, or by body-temperature-induced jellification for the presence of Pluronic F127 aqueous solution as an external phase. In oil-in-water microemulsion, hydrophobic ion pairs of BVZ were also prepared, and their incorporation was determined by release studies. Read More

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February 2021

Green carbonaceous material‒fibrous silica-titania composite photocatalysts for enhanced degradation of toxic 2-chlorophenol.

J Hazard Mater 2021 Feb 24;414:125524. Epub 2021 Feb 24.

School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia; Centre of Hydrogen Energy, Institute of Future Energy, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

In this work, fibrous silica-titania (FST) was successfully prepared by the microemulsion method prior to the addition of three types of carbonaceous materials: graphitic-carbon nitride, g-C3N4 (CN), graphene nanoplatelets (GN), and multi-wall carbon nanotubes, MWCNT (CNT), via a solid-state microwave irradiation technique. The catalysts were characterized using XRD, FESEM, TEM, FTIR, UV-Vis DRS, N2 adsorption-desorption, XPS and ESR, while their photoactivity was examined on the degradation of toxic 2-chlorophenol (2-CP). The result demonstrated that the initial reaction rate was in the following order: CNFST (5. Read More

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February 2021

Water-in-oil microemulsions composed of monoolein enhanced the transdermal delivery of nicotinamide.

Int J Cosmet Sci 2021 Feb 10. Epub 2021 Feb 10.

Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Objective: Nicotinamide, also known as niacinamide, is a water-soluble vitamin that is used to prevent and treat acne and pellagra. It is often found in water-based skin care cosmetics because of its high water solubility. Nicotinamide is a small molecule with a molar mass of 122. Read More

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February 2021

Developed Si@Polymethyl Methacrylate Capsule as a Li-Ion Battery Anode with High-Rate and Long Cycle-Life.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Feb 29;13(5):6919-6929. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

College of Energy & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006, PR China.

The development of Si-based lithium-ion batteries is restricted by the large volume expansion of Si materials and the unstable solid electrolyte interface film. Herein, a novel Si capsule with developed polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) shell is prepared microemulsion polymerization, in which PMMA has high lithium conductivity, high elasticity, certain viscosity in electrolytes, as well as good electrolyte retention ability. Taking advantage of the microcapsule structure with the PMMA capsid, the novel Si capsule anode retains 1. Read More

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February 2021

Excitation Management of Lead-Free Perovskite Nanocrystals Through Doping.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Feb 27;13(5):6404-6410. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology and Equipment for Biological Diagnosis and Therapy in Universities of Shandong, Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research (iAIR), University of Jinan, Jinan, 250022 Shandong, China.

Despite their low toxicity and phase stability, lead-free double perovskite nanocrystals, CsAgInCl in specific, have suffered from low quantum yield of photoluminescence. This is mainly due to two reasons, including (i) the quenching effect from metal silver which was usually formed at high temperature from Ag reduction in the presence of organic amines and (ii) the parity-forbidden transition of pristine double perovskites. Here, we reported a room-temperature synthesis of CsAgInCl nanocrystals in an inverse microemulsion system, where Ag reduction was largely suppressed. Read More

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February 2021

Morphology, crystalline structure and digestibility of debranched starch nanoparticles varying in average degree of polymerization and fabrication methods.

Carbohydr Polym 2021 Mar 21;256:117424. Epub 2020 Nov 21.

Department of Food Technology, International University, Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Electronic address:

The objective of this study is to investigate physicochemical characteristics and digestibility of starch nanoparticles (SNPs) fabricated from debranched cassava starch varying degree of polymerization (DP¯) using nanoprecipitation and microemulsion methods. The high DP¯ starch (HDPS) with DP¯ > 35 monomers, medium DP¯ starch (MDPS) with 15 < DP¯ < 30) and low DP¯ starch (LDPS) with DP¯ < 10 were used. The SNPs fabricated from the HDPS were well-dispersed and smaller size, whereas those prepared from the MDPS and LDPS had bigger size and more aggregation. Read More

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Surfactant Monolayer Bending Elasticity in Lipase Containing Bicontinuous Microemulsions.

Front Chem 2020 5;8:613388. Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Department of Chemistry, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Lipase-catalyzed reactions offer many advantages among which a high degree of selectivity combined with the possibility to convert even non-natural substrates are of particular interest. A major drawback in the applicability of lipases in the conversion of synthetically interesting, non-natural substrates is the substantial insolubility of such substrates in water. The conversion of substrates, natural or non-natural, by lipases generally involves the presence of a water-oil interface. Read More

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January 2021

Improved in vitro and in vivo Anti- Activity of Essential Oil by Its Incorporation into a Microemulsion System.

Int J Nanomedicine 2020 29;15:10481-10497. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, São Paulo State University (UNESP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Purpose: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an opportunistic fungal infection that adversely affects a woman's health, due to unpleasant symptoms, therapeutic challenges, and the emergence of resistant strains. The association of natural products and nanotechnology is important to improve the antifungal potential of medicinal plants. We aimed to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo anti- activity of unloaded (EO) and loaded (ME+EO) essential oil of in the microemulsion (ME). Read More

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January 2021

Investigation on the Linear and Nonlinear Properties of Morin in Presence of Reverse Micelle and Different Oil Content in Reverse Micelle.

J Fluoresc 2021 Mar 4;31(2):373-383. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

School of Physics, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Odisha, 768019, India.

We investigate the linear and nonlinear optical property of Morin (MN) at different concentration (1 × 10-6 and 5 × 10-6 M) within AOT reversed micelle prepared by water-in-decane microemulsion having a constant molar ratio of water-to-surfactant molecules of 40 (W = [H2O]/[AOT] = 40) as well as the function of mass fraction of nano-droplet (MFD) values of 0.01,0.04, 0. Read More

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Gold Nanoparticles on Nanosheets Derived from Layered Rare-Earth Hydroxides for Catalytic Glycerol-to-Lactic Acid Conversion.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2021 Jan 4;13(1):522-530. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia Engineering and Technology Research Center for Catalytic Conversion and Utilization of Carbon Resource Molecules, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China.

Layered rare-earth hydroxides (LREHs), as a series of special lamellar compounds having a similar structure to layered double hydroxides (LDHs), are becoming a new type of catalyst materials. In this study, we have prepared a series of uniform LREH (RE = Y, La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, and Tm) nanosheets through a reverse-microemulsion method. After deposition-precipitation of HAuCl and calcination, supported Au catalysts (denoted as Au/LREO) were subsequently obtained. Read More

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January 2021

A facile one-pot synthesis of microgels and nanogels of laminarin for biomedical applications.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2021 Apr 18;588:40-49. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience and Technology Research and Application Center, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Terzioglu Campus, 17100 Canakkale, Turkey; Department of Ophthalmology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B Downs B. Downs Blv., MDC 21, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Electronic address:

Hypothesis: Laminarin (LAM) as a nontoxic, biodegradable, and biocompatible marine polysaccharide, has been reported for its ingenious bioactivities such as antioxidant, antitumor antiapoptotic anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and dietary fiber activities, and distinct physicochemical structure possess a remarkably promising potential in biomaterial science. Synthesis of LAM-based microgels and bulk hydrogels have been reported in two stages: modification of LAM polysaccharide with polymerizable functional groups and subsequent crosslinking reaction. Therefore, here an easier and more effortless methods to prepare poly(laminarin) (p(LAM)) particles were tackled. Read More

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Amphiphilic Comb Polymers as New Additives in Bicontinuous Microemulsions.

Nanomaterials (Basel) 2020 Dec 2;10(12). Epub 2020 Dec 2.

Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS-1) and Institute of Biological Information Processing (IBI-8) Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany.

It has been shown that the thermodynamics of bicontinuous microemulsions can be tailored via the addition of various different amphiphilic polymers. In this manuscript, we now focus on comb-type polymers consisting of hydrophobic backbones and hydrophilic side chains. The distinct philicity of the backbone and side chains leads to a well-defined segregation into the oil and water domains respectively, as confirmed by contrast variation small-angle neutron scattering experiments. Read More

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December 2020

Disruption of Cationic/Anionic Viscoelastic Surfactant Micellar Networks by Hydrocarbon as a Basis of Enhanced Fracturing Fluids Clean-Up.

Nanomaterials (Basel) 2020 Nov 27;10(12). Epub 2020 Nov 27.

Physics Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia.

Studies of the effects produced by the solubilization of hydrophobic substances by micellar aggregates in water medium are quite important for applications of viscoelastic surfactant solutions for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), especially in hydraulic fracturing technology. The present paper aims at the investigation of the structural transformations produced by the absorption of an aliphatic hydrocarbon (n-decane) by mixed wormlike micelles of cationic (n-octyltrimethylammonium bromide, C8TAB) and anionic (potassium oleate) surfactants enriched by C8TAB. As a result of contact with a small amount (0. Read More

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November 2020

Design of Surfactant Tails for Effective Surface Tension Reduction and Micellization in Water and/or Supercritical CO.

Langmuir 2020 Dec 23;36(48):14829-14840. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Department of Frontier Materials Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8561, Japan.

The interfacial properties and water-in-CO (W/CO) microemulsion (μE) formation with double- and novel triple-tail surfactants bearing trimethylsilyl (TMS) groups in the tails are investigated. Comparisons of these properties are made with those for analogous hydrocarbon (HC) and fluorocarbon (FC) tail surfactants. Surface tension measurements allowed for critical micelle concentrations (CMC) and surface tensions at the CMC (γ) to be determined, resulting in the following trend in surface activity FC > TMS > HC. Read More

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December 2020

Development of novel cationic microemulsion as parenteral adjuvant for influenza vaccine.

Asian J Pharm Sci 2020 Sep 10;15(5):591-604. Epub 2019 Sep 10.

Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

Squalene-based oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions have been used as effective and safe adjuvants in approved influenza vaccines. However, there are concerns regarding the safety and side effects of increasing risk of narcolepsy. In present study, novel O/W microemulsions (MEs) containing wheat germ oil, D-alpha tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) and Cremophor EL (CreEL) or Solutol HS15 were formulated with/without a cationic surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and then sterilized by autoclaving. Read More

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September 2020

Microwave-assisted liquefaction of carbohydrates for 5-hydroxymethylfurfural using tungstophosphoric acid encapsulated dendritic fibrous mesoporous silica as a catalyst.

Sci Total Environ 2021 Mar 1;760:143379. Epub 2020 Nov 1.

Key Laboratory of Modern Agricultural Equipment and Technology, Ministry of Education, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China. Electronic address:

Tungstophosphoric acid (TPA) encapsulated dendritic fibrous silica KCC-1 was prepared via a microemulsion system with the simple reflux method using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide as a structure-directing agent. The TPA impregnated on KCC-1 (ITPA-KCC-1) was also prepared for comparative. Various physicochemical techniques were used to characterize the synthesized materials and their activity evaluated in the 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) formation from carbohydrates derivatives of fructose, glucose and cellulose. Read More

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Structural Study of (Hydroxypropyl)Methyl Cellulose Microemulsion-Based Gels Used for Biocompatible Encapsulations.

Nanomaterials (Basel) 2020 Nov 5;10(11). Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Institute of Chemical Biology, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48, Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 11635 Athens, Greece.

(Hydroxypropyl)methyl cellulose (HPMC) can be used to form gels integrating a w/o microemulsion. The formulation in which a microemulsion is mixed with a hydrated HPMC matrix has been successfully used as a carrier of biocompatible ingredients. However, little is known about the structure of these systems. Read More

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November 2020

Hybrids of Upconversion Nanoparticles and Silver Nanoclusters Ensure Superior Bactericidal Capability Combined Sterilization.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2020 Nov 5;12(46):51285-51292. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Research Center for Analytical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China.

It is highly desired to develop new antibacterial agents with superior bactericidal efficiency for minimizing the damage to biological cells. We developed a combined antibacterial nanohybrid exhibiting a superb bactericidal effect and excellent biocompatibility by integrating upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) with silver nanoclusters (AgNCs). UCNPs and methylene blue (MB) molecules were encapsulated with silica microspheres microemulsion, with MB as the photosensitizer. Read More

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November 2020

Stability, deformation and rupture of Janus oligomer enabled self-emulsifying water-in-oil microemulsion droplets.

Phys Chem Chem Phys 2020 Nov 30;22(43):24907-24916. Epub 2020 Oct 30.

NTNU Nanomechanical Lab, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim 7491, Norway.

Microemulsions exist widely in nature, daily life and industrial manufacturing processes, including petroleum production, food processing, drug delivery, new material fabrication, sewage treatment, etc. The mechanical properties of microemulsion droplets and a correlation to their molecular structures are of vital importance to those applications. Despite studies on their physicochemical determinants, there are lots of challenges of exploring the mechanical properties of microemulsions by experimental studies. Read More

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November 2020

Symmetric Diblock Copolymers in Cylindrical Confinement: A Way to Chiral Morphologies?

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2020 Nov 20;12(44):50077-50095. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Georg-August University Göttingen, Friedrich-Hund Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany.

We investigate the confinement-induced formation and stability of helix morphologies in lamella-forming AB diblock copolymers via large-scale, particle-based, single-chain-in-mean-field simulations. Such helix structures are rarely observed in bulk or thin films. Structure formation is induced by quenching incompatibility, χ, from a disordered morphology. Read More

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November 2020

Dye-Doped Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced ECL-Based Immunoassay Analytical Performance.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2020 12 30;59(49):21858-21863. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician", University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

The combination of highly sensitive techniques such as electrochemiluminescence (ECL) with nanotechnology sparked new analytical applications, in particular for immunoassay-based detection systems. In this context, nanomaterials, particularly dye-doped silica nanoparticles (DDSNPs) are of high interest, since they can offer several advantages in terms of sensitivity and performance. In this work we synthesized two sets of monodispersed and biotinylated [Ru(bpy) ] -doped silica nanoparticles, named bio-Triton@RuNP and bio-Igepal@RuNP, obtained following the reverse microemulsion method using two different types of nonionic surfactants. Read More

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December 2020

Stand-Alone Semi-Solid-State Electrochemical Systems Based on Bicontinuous Microemulsion Gel Films.

Anal Chem 2020 10 30;92(20):14031-14037. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan.

Bicontinuous microemulsion (BME)-based hydrogel films were integrated with screen-printed electrodes (SPEs) comprising working, counter, and reference electrodes to form stand-alone, semi-solid-state electrochemical systems that do not require an outer electrolyte solution. The gel network of the BME hydrogel only exists in the microaqueous phase and retains the structure of the entire BME gel. Following gelation, a microaqueous phase with sufficient ionic strength ensured effective ionic conductivity, even in thin gel films. Read More

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October 2020

TiO quantum dots confined in 3D carbon framework for outstanding surface lithium storage with improved kinetics.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2021 Jan 25;582(Pt B):874-882. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Department of Materials, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China. Electronic address:

Pseudocapacitive lithium storage is an effective way to promote the improvement of electrochemical performance for lithium ion batteries. However, the intrinsically sluggish lithium ionic diffusion and the low electronic conductivity of TiO limit its capability of pseudocapacitive behavior with fast surface redox reaction. In this work, TiO quantum dots confined in 3-dimensional carbon framework have been synthesized by a facile process of reverse microemulsion method combined with heat treatment. Read More

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January 2021

Formation of a C15 Laves Phase with a Giant Unit Cell in Salt-Doped A/B/AB Ternary Polymer Blends.

ACS Nano 2020 Oct 31;14(10):13754-13764. Epub 2020 Aug 31.

Salt-doped A/B/AB ternary polymer blends, wherein an AB copolymer acts as a surfactant to stabilize otherwise incompatible A and B homopolymers, display a wide range of nanostructured morphologies with significant tunability. Among these structures, a bicontinuous microemulsion (BμE) has been a notable target. Here, we report the surprising appearance of a robust C15 Laves phase, at compositions near where the BμE has recently been reported, in lithium bis(trifluoromethane) sulfonimide (LiTFSI)-doped low-molar-mass poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)/polystyrene (PS)/symmetric PS--PEO block copolymer blends. Read More

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October 2020