Learn More
Small carbon nano-onions (CNOs, 6-8 shells) were prepared in high yield and functionalized with carboxylic groups by chemical oxidation. After functionalization these nanostructures were soluble in aqueous solutions. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2 tetrazolium (MTS) tests showed excellent cytocompatibility of all(More)
A series of alpha-asarone isomers was synthesized and investigated for their hypolipidemic and antiplatelet activity. Considering the hypolipidemic activity in rats at a dose of 80 mg/kg/day, some isomers were more potent than clofibrate at 150 mg/kg. Compound 3 was one of the most active agents elevating the HDL cholesterol level by 56% and lowering the(More)
Small multilayer fullerenes, also known as carbon nano-onions (CNOs; 5-6 nm in diameter, 6-8 shells), show higher reactivity than other larger carbon nanostructures. Here we report the first example of an in situ polymerization of aniline on phenyleneamine-terminated CNO surfaces. The green, protonated, conducting emeraldine polyaniline (PANI) was directly(More)
Calcium ionophoretic properties of ferutinin were re-evaluated in solvent-containing bilayer lipid membranes. The slopes of conductance-concentration curves suggest that in the presence of a solvent in the membrane the majority of complexes appear to consist of a single terpenoid molecule bound to one Ca ion. By contrast, the stoichiometry of(More)
We have examined the interaction between hydrolysable tannin 1-O-galloyl-4,6-hexahydroxydiphenoyl-β-d-glucose (OGβDG) with neutral liposomes as a model of cell membranes composed of three lipids: lecithin, 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) and 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) at different mass ratios. OGβDG in the(More)
The crystal and molecular structure of pyrrole-2-carboxamide (PyCa) determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction is presented. Molecular conformations of PyCa are also analyzed by FT-IR and NMR techniques. Additionally DFT calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level of approximation are performed for dimers of PyCa and for related species. The existence(More)
The electrochemical reactions of carboxylic and lactone groups on carbon nano-onions (CNOs) in aqueous solutions result in non-Kolbe products: alcohols, ketones, ethers and epoxides. The anodic/cathodic conversion of ox-CNOs was assessed by Boehm titrations and by Raman and DRIFTS-FTIR (diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy). The(More)
Thermal annealing of nanodiamonds with diameters of a few nanometers (in an inert atmosphere and at temperatures in the range: 1500-1800 °C) leads to the formation of carbon nano-onions (CNOs) with diameters between 5 and 6 nm, which correspond to nanostructures with six to eight graphitic layers. The resulting spherical CNO structures were thermally(More)
For the first time, a set of 56 compounds representing structural derivatives of naturally occurring alpha-asarone as an antifeedants against stored product pests Sitophilus granarius L., Trogoderma granarium Ev., and Tribolium confusum Duv., were subjected to the 3D QSAR studies. Three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationships (3D-QSAR) for(More)
  • 1