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The use of nanomaterials allows the design of ultrasensitive biosensors with advantages in the detection of organic molecules. Catechol and catechin are molecules that occur naturally in fruits, and their presence in products like dyes and wines affects quality standards. In this study, catechol and catechin were measured at the nanoscale by means of cyclic(More)
Gold catalysts modified by Fe and Ni and supported on different zeolite matrixes have been studied by TEM, TPR, and catalytic testing. The presence of a metal oxide additive allows stabilizing small gold particles, particularly in the case of Fe. The shape of light-off curves shows two temperature regions of the catalyst activity, a low-temperature range(More)
The nature and size of the real active species of nanoparticulated metal supported catalysts is still an unresolved question. The technique of choice to measure particle sizes at the nanoscale, HRTEM, has a practical limit of 1 nm. This work is aimed to identify the catalytic role of subnanometer species and methods to detect and characterize them. In this(More)
The catalytic properties of modified Au/TiO₂ catalysts for low-temperature CO oxidation are affected by deactivation and reactivation after long-term storage and by redox treatments. The effect of these phenomena on the catalysts was studied by HRTEM, BET, SEM, FTIR CO, XPS and H₂ TPR methods. The main cause for the deactivation and reactivation of(More)
Polypyrrole was synthesized in high yield by a biocatalytic method in mild aqueous media using hydrogen peroxide as oxidizer. A redox mediator, 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) diammonium salt, was used to oxidize the pyrrole. ABTS is a very effective peroxidase substrate, which was enzymatically oxidized to generate a radical(More)
Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare congenital anomalies. They can occur anywhere throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Gastric duplications represent only 7% of all gastrointestinal duplications. Symptoms and signs often can include vomiting, abdominal pain and palpable mass, and in some cases symptoms related to its complications may be(More)
The adsorption of sulphur multilayers on Au(100) has been studied using density functional theory (DFT) within the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The first sulphur layer was adsorbed on the four-fold sites of the unreconstructed Au(100) surface forming a lattice. The experimental parameters of the lattice were reproduced taking into account the(More)
New iron-zinc chlorine single crystals of Fe1.5Zn1.5B7O13Cl boracite were grown by chemical transport reactions in closed quartz ampoules, at a temperature of 1173 K. The crystal structure was characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) using the Rietveld refinement method and belongs to the trigonal/rombohedral system with space group R3c (No. 161).(More)