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Capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) coupled with UV absorption and laser-induced fluorescence detections has been applied to study the complexity of carbon nanodots (C-dots) products synthesized with microwave-assisted pyrolysis of citric acid (CA) and 1,2-ethylenediamine (EDA). The effects of pH and concentration of run buffer on the CZE separation of(More)
Although phenolic compounds are intensively studied for their toxic effects on the environment, the toxicity of catechol, resorcinol and hydroquinone mixtures are still not well understood because most previous bioassays are conducted solely using single compound based on acute tests. In this work, the adverse effect of individual phenolic compounds(More)
Microcalorimetric technique based on heat-output measurement, direct microorganism counting and enzymatic activity determination, have been explored to evaluate the toxic effects of diphenol species (catechol, resorcinol, and hydroquinone) on soil microbial activity. The thermokinetic parameters including growth rate constant (k), inhibitory ratio, half(More)
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental pollutant and has been found to pose a potential threat to human health. Isoquercitrin (IQ) is one of the most important flavonoids and has been demonstrated to exhibit potent antioxidant effects on plants and yeast cells. However, only few studies have investigated the antioxidative activities of reactive oxygen species(More)
One of the primary factors that induce Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the deposition of beta-amyloid (Abeta). The Abeta molecules can self-assemble to form neurotoxic aggregates with various morphologies, such as dimers, oligomers, protofibrils and fibrils. For this aspect, we demonstrated that the amyloid fibrillation can be inhibited by quenching the(More)
In this study, an isothermal microcalorimetric technique has been used to show that beta-cypermethrin (CYP) had no significant effect (p > 0.05) on soil microbial activity at 80 μg g(-1) soil. Our soil enzyme data indicated that beta-CYP ranging 10-80 μg g(-1) soil had no significant effect (p > 0.05) on soil enzyme activities such as β-glucosidase, urease,(More)
DNA assembling to neutral red (NR) and cyclodextrins (CDs)-NR inclusion complex has been investigated by means of absorption, fluorescence and resonance light scattering (RLS). Depending on the molar ratio R of NR:DNA, the binding of NR with DNA involved in two processes at pH 7.50 and ionic strength 0.0045. The first process occurs in R>2.5, where the(More)
A microcalorimetric technique based on bacterial heat-output was explored to evaluate the toxic effect of different diphenol species on the growth of Escherichia coli (E. coli). Power-time curves of the growth metabolism for E. coli in the presence of different diphenol species were studied using a multi-channel microcalorimetric system with an ampoule(More)
Cloud point methodology has been used to develop a novel preconcentration and an analytical method for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soil sample. The nonionic surfactant Tergitol 15-S-7 was successfully used as the surfactant-mediated extractant in both ultrasonic and microwave-assisted extractions. Over 90% of recoveries for various PAHs in(More)
We demonstrate the efficacy of ion-pair chromatography for separations of samples of charged, polydisperse, water-soluble gold nanoparticles protected by monolayers of N-acetyl-l-cysteine and of tiopronin ligands. These nanoparticle mixtures have 1-2-nm-diameter Au core sizes as estimated from UV-visible spectra of the separated components. This size range(More)