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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)
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 work describes a general method for the preparation of salt nanoparticles (NPs) made from an aqueous solution of ionic compounds (NaCl, CuSO(4) and KI). These nanoparticles were created by the application of ultrasonic waves to the aqueous solutions of these salts. When the sonication was carried out in the presence of a glass microscope slide, a(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)
The oxidation of cyclohexane with molecular oxygen in the presence of isobutyraldehyde catalyzed by nanostructured iron and cobalt oxides and iron oxide supported on titania has been studied. It was found that highly dispersed transition metal oxide is more effective for oxidation than the corresponding zero-valent metal powders. Nanostructured cobalt oxide(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)
The opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes infections that are difficult to treat by antibiotic therapy. This research article reports on the synthesis of gallium (Ga) doped in carbon (C)-dots (Ga@C-dots) and their antimicrobial activity against free-living P. aeruginosa bacteria. The synthesis of Ga@C-dots was carried out by sonicating molten(More)
The sonochemical technique has already been proven as one of the best coating methods for stable functionalization of substrates over a wide range of applications. Here, we report for the first time on the simultaneous sonochemical dyeing and coating of textiles with antibacterial metal oxide (MO) nanoparticles. In this one-step process the antibacterial(More)