Aharon Gedanken

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The ability of bacteria to colonize catheters is a major cause of infection. In the current study, catheters were surface-modified with MgF(2) nanoparticles (NPs) using a sonochemical synthesis protocol described previously. The one-step synthesis and coating procedure yielded a homogenous MgF(2) NP layer on both the inside and outside of the catheter, as(More)
1 H and 13 C NMR spectra were recorded in deuterated solvents, such as CD 2 Cl 2 , on a Bruker DPX 250 and a Bruker DRX 500 spectrometer , using the proton or carbon signal of the solvent as an internal standard. The thermolysis reactions were carried out in sealed quartz tubes in a temperature controlled electromagnetic oven. SEM measurements were(More)
This article introduces the field of sonochemistry to scientists and to people interested in science. The article presents the principles of the effect of ultrasound radiation on liquids and solutions. In particular, it discusses the applications of sonochemistry to the chemistry of materials. The article emphasizes the activity of my group in the field. WE(More)
  • Kurikka V P M Shafi, Yuri Koltypin, Aharon Gedanken, Ruslan Prozorov, Judit Balogh, Janos Lendvai +1 other
  • 1997
Nanosized amorphous NiFe 2 O 4 powder was prepared by sonochemical decomposition of solutions of volatile organic precursors, Fe(CO) 5 and Ni(CO) 4 , in decalin at 273 K, under an oxygen pressure of 100-150 kPa. The amorphous nature of these particles was confirmed by various techniques, such as SEM, TEM, electron microdiffraction, and X-ray diffractograms.(More)
Antibiotic resistance has prompted the search for new agents that can inhibit bacterial growth. Moreover, colonization of abiotic surfaces by microorganisms and the formation of biofilms is a major cause of infections associated with medical implants, resulting in prolonged hospitalization periods and patient mortality. In this study we describe a(More)
Much effort has been devoted to the design of effective biomaterials for nerve regeneration. Here, we report the novel use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as regenerative agents to promote neuronal growth. We grew neuroblastoma cells on surfaces coated with AgNPs and studied the effect on the development of the neurites during the initiation and the(More)
In the present study, we report on an optimized method for fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) production from castor and jatropha seeds. In order to identify the most effective biodiesel production method, we have compared three two-stage methods, each consisting of oil extraction (the first step) and FAME production by transesterification (the second step),(More)
Chronic wound fluids have elevated concentration of human neutrophil elastase (HNE) which can be used as inflammation/infection marker. Our goal is to develop functional materials for fast diagnosis of wound inflammation/infection by using HNE as a specific marker. For that, fluorogenic peptides with a HNE-specific cleavage sequence were incorporated into(More)
Nanofibrillar forms of proteins were initially recognized in the context of pathology, but more recently have been discovered in a range of functional roles in nature, including as active catalytic scaffolds and bacterial coatings. Here we show that protein nanofibrils can be used to form the basis of monodisperse microgels and gel shells composed of(More)
Sonochemistry has become a well-known technique for fabricating nanomaterials. Since one of the advantages of nanomaterials is that they have higher chemical activities compared with particles in the bulk form, efforts are being made to produce nano organic compounds with enhanced biological activities that could be exploited in the medical area. This study(More)