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Surface modification of sepiolite in aqueous gels by using methoxysilanes and its impact on the nanofiber dispersion ability.
Surface modification reactions on needle-like sepiolite using alkyl and functional silanes have been carried out in the form of aqueous gels. In contrast with modifications in organic solvents,Expand
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Use of p-toluenesulfonic acid for the controlled grafting of alkoxysilanes onto silanol containing surfaces: preparation of tunable hydrophilic, hydrophobic, and super-hydrophobic silica.
The modification of Aerosil 200 has been carried out using methoxysilanes in toluene reflux, with p-toluenesulfonic acid as the catalyst. Both trimethoxyalkyl silanes (methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl,Expand
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Functionalization of SBA-15 by an Acid-Catalyzed Approach. A Surface Characterization Study
The functionalization of a mesoporous ordered silica, SBA-15, by a grafting strategy has been successfully achieved. The derivatized SBA-15 products with trimethylmethoxy silane, vinyltrimethoxyExpand
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Chemically guided topography in alkylsilane- and oligosiloxane-modified silica nanoparticle coatings: from very hydrophobic surfaces to “pearl” bouncing droplets
The surface of silica nanoparticles has been modified using four sets of reagents: trimethoxysilanes (TMS), methoxysilanes (MS), dimethoxysilanes (DMS), and polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS).Expand
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Studies on aromatic compounds: inhibition of calpain I by biphenyl derivatives and peptide-biphenyl hybrids.
With the objective to understand structural features responsible for the biological activity, novel nonelectrophilic biphenyl derivatives and peptide-biphenyl hybrids have been synthesized andExpand
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BRCA1 Alternative splicing landscape in breast tissue samples
BackgroundBRCA1 is a key protein in cell network, involved in DNA repair pathways and cell cycle. Recently, the ENIGMA consortium has reported a high number of alternative splicing (AS) events atExpand
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AC electrical strength measurements on LDPE nanocomposites
An AC electrical strength test campaign was performed on different Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) nanocomposites. Such materials were obtained by the dispersion of inorganic nanoparticles havingExpand
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Electrical treeing in LDPE nanocomposite materials
This work deals with the inception and the growth of electrical treeing inside different Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) nanocomposites. Two nanoflllers were adopted: sepiolite and montmorillonite.Expand
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Microwave versus conventional heating in the grafting of alkyltrimethoxysilanes onto silica particles.
The scope of this work is the comparative analysis in terms of grafting rate, structure of the grafted layer, and wetting behavior of three series of silica nanoparticles modified withExpand
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Multiscale gold and silver plasmonic plastics by melt compounding
This work presents a strategy to obtain plasmonic plastics by conventional large scale polymer processing methods using metal nanoparticles (Au and Ag) supported on sepiolite fibers acting asExpand
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