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In this work, nanoparticles with a negative or positive surface charge were prepared through electrostatic interaction of an anionic cisplatin-alginate complex with a cationic polyelectrolyte, namely chitosan or N-trimethyl chitosan (substitution degree of 85%). Statistical experimental design allowed the study of the influence of component amounts on the(More)
A solubility phase study was carried out to investigate the ability of Poloxamer 407 (P407) to solubilise tolfenamic acid. P407 considerably enhanced the solubility of this anti-inflammatory agent, by increasing its concentration in aqueous solution at least 2000-fold (up to C=4mM), when present at 12% (w/w) at 25 degrees C. The solubilisation process was(More)
The Asteraceae, one of the largest families among angiosperms, is chemically characterised by the production of sesquiterpene lactones (SLs). A total of 1,111 SLs, which were extracted from 658 species, 161 genera, 63 subtribes and 15 tribes of Asteraceae, were represented and registered in two dimensions in the SISTEMATX, an in-house software system, and(More)
Feed-forward neural networks (FFNNs) were used to predict the skeletal type of molecules belonging to six classes of terpenoids. A database that contains the 13C NMR spectra of about 5000 compounds was used to train the FFNNs. An efficient representation of the spectra was designed and the constitution of the best FFNN input vector format resorted from an(More)
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Motivation. Kohonen Self–Organizing Feature Map (SOM Kohonen map) is a technique used for pattern classification. The method can be applied to classify different classes of organic compounds based on 13 C NMR chemical shift data. This can be a very useful tool in structure validation, which is one of the steps of automated structure elucidation process. In(More)
A leaf rinse extract with dichloromethane from Dimerostemma vestitum afforded five new eudesmanolides (1-5) along with the known flavone eupafolin. Compounds 1-5 were isolated by chromatographic methods, and their structures were elucidated by spectral analyses. Eudesmanolides 1-4 show a functional group substitution pattern so far unreported in the(More)