Fabiano Vargas Pereira

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Aggregation of jack bean urease (JBU) is involved in many alterations of its biological properties, notably the ureolytic and entomotoxic activities. In order to investigate this phenomenon, protein aggregates were characterized by dynamic (DLS) and static light scattering (SLS) spectroscopies through determination of apparent hydrodynamic radii, the(More)
UNLABELLED Bionanocomposites films of cassava starch plasticized with sucrose and inverted sugar and reinforced by cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) were prepared by solution casting method incorporating 0.1 to 5 wt% of eucalyptus CNCs. The nanocrystals were characterized using transmission electron microscopy, whereas the bionanocomposites properties were(More)
A new biodegradable nanocomposite was obtained from layer-by-layer (LBL) technique using highly deacetylated chitosan and eucalyptus wood cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs). Hydrogen bonds and electrostatic interactions between the negatively charged sulfate groups on the whisker surface and the ammonium groups of chitosan were the driving forces for the growth(More)
Bio-based nanocomposites were obtained through covalent linkage between cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and the natural polymer chitosan (CH). The CNCs were first functionalized with methyl adipoyl chloride (MAC) and the reactive end groups on the surface of the CNCs were reacted with the amino groups of the CH biopolymer in an aqueous medium. The(More)
Chitosan solutions and cellulose nanocrystal suspensions were used to produce highly stable aqueous dispersions of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The different MWCNT dispersions, presenting positive and negative charges, were used to prepare multilayered hybrid thin films through electrostatic layer-by-layer (LBL) self-assembly. The MWCNTs are well(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate if the addition of cellulose microfibers (CmF) or cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) would improve the mechanical properties of a commercial dental glass ionomer cement (GIC). Different amounts of CmF and CNC were previously prepared and then added to reinforce the GIC matrix while it was being manipulated. Test specimens with(More)
Cellulose at the nanoparticle scale has been studied as a reinforcement for biodegradable matrices to improve film properties. The goal has been to investigate the properties of starch/gelatin/cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) films. Eleven treatments were considered using RCCD (rotatable central composite design), in addition to four control treatments. For(More)
Nitrilotriacetic acid functionalized Adansonia digitata (NFAD) biosorbent has been synthesized using a simple and novel method. NFAD was characterized by X-ray Diffraction analysis technique (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analyzer, Fourier Transform Infrared spectrometer (FTIR), particle size dispersion,(More)
A síntese e o comportamento mesomórfico de dois poliacrilatos quirais líquido cristalinos com cadeia lateral derivados do (S)-(-)-2-metil-1-butanol são descritos. Estes novos poliacrilatos quirais mostram dependência das temperaturas de transição de fase com a massa molar e o comprimento do espaçador. O poliacrilato contendo quatro unidades metilênicas no(More)
Interactions between uncharged polymers and cationic surfactants are considered weaker than interactions with the anionic analogues. This work describes the binding occurring between methylcellulose (MC) and the cationic surfactant DTAB in aqueous medium. In the absence of salt, MC-DTAB exhibits a maximum in hydrodynamic radius, R(h,slow), with the increase(More)
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