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The Utah Surrogate Mechanism was extended in order to model a stoichiometric premixed cyclohexane flame (P = 30 Torr). Generic rates were assigned to reaction classes of hydrogen abstraction, beta scission, and isomerization, and the resulting mechanism was found to be adequate in describing the combustion chemistry of cyclohexane. Satisfactory results were(More)
Ultrafast excited-state intermolecular proton transfer (PT) reactions in 7-azaindole(methanol)(n) (n = 1-3) [7AI(MeOH)(n=1-3)] complexes were performed using dynamics simulations. These complexes were first optimized at the RI-ADC(2)/SVP-SV(P) level in the gas phase. The ground-state structures with the lowest energy were also investigated and presented.(More)
Kinetics of the hydrogen abstraction reaction (*)CH(3) + CH(4) --> CH(4) + (*)CH(3) is studied by a direct dynamics method. Thermal rate constants in the temperature range of 300-2500 K are evaluated by the canonical variational transition state theory (CVT) incorporating corrections from tunneling using the multidimensional semiclassical small-curvature(More)
An approach to transforming amorphous organic networks into crystalline covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with retention of the colloidal nanosize and uniform morphology is presented. Specifically, Fe3 O4 nanoclusters are encapsulated by a disordering polyimine network via the Schiff-base reaction. The formed imine bonds could be reconstructed under(More)
Behçet's disease (BD), a multi-organ inflammatory disorder, is associated with the presence of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) HLA-B*51 allele in many ethnic groups. The possible antigen involvement of the major histocompatibility complex class I chain related gene A transmembrane (MICA-TM) nonapeptide (AAAAAIFVI) has been reported in BD symptomatic(More)
Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) epidemic has occurred in many countries. Coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16) and Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) are the main causes of HFMD. Up to now, there are no anti-HFMD drugs available. Rupintrivir, a broad-spectrum inhibitor, is a drug candidate for HFMD treatment, while other HFMD inhibitors designed from several studies have a(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a serious cause of liver inflammation, cirrhosis and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Its NS3/4A serine protease functions to cleave a specific peptide bond, which is an important step in HCV replication. Thus the NS3/4A protease has become one of the main drug-targets in the design and development of anti-HCV agents.(More)
The reaction mechanisms of mercury (Hg) adsorption and oxidation on halogenated activated carbon (AC) have been completely studied for the first time using density functional theory (DFT) method. Two different halogenated AC models, namely X-AC and X-AC-X (X=Cl, Br, I), were adopted. The results revealed that HgX is found to be stable-state on the AC edge(More)
In the present study, our aim is to investigate the preferential binding mode and encapsulation of the flavonoid fisetin in the nano-pore of β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) at the molecular level using various theoretical approaches: molecular docking, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and binding free energy calculations. The molecular docking suggested four(More)
A theoretical investigation of the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) mechanism of ε-caprolactone (CL) with tin(II) alkoxide, Sn(OR)₂ initiators (R = n-C₄H₉, i-C₄H₉, t-C₄H₉, n-C₆H₁₃, n-C₈H₁₇) was studied. The density functional theory at B3LYP level was used to perform the modeled reactions. A coordination-insertion mechanism was found to occur via two(More)