Ronald H. Baney

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Triorganosilanols (R(CH(3))(2)SiOH) were recently reported to exhibit unexpectedly strong disinfectant properties. The antimicrobial activities of silanols were significantly higher than their analogous alcohols. A study of the structural dependence of their antimicrobial activity was conducted against four bacteria, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus,(More)
Oligo-chitosans were chemically modified with dinitrophenyl groups for selective and rapid adsorption of amitriptyline by forming π-π complexes. 1H-NMR was utilized not only for characterization of modified chitosans but also for monitoring the aromatic-aromatic interaction. The variation in the chemical shift of aromatic protons was followed to monitor the(More)
Thirty obese women were randomly assigned to either 40% [severe energy restriction (SER)] or 70% [moderate energy restriction (MER)] of their maintenance energy requirements and to no exercise, aerobic exercise (walking), or aerobic exercise plus circuit weight training. Body composition by hydrostatic weighing and energy expenditure by indirect calorimetry(More)
The objective of this work is the synthesis of water-soluble oligochitosan derivatives with electron deficient aromatic rings for selective and rapid adsorption of amitriptyline through pi-pi complexation. Oligochitosan was chemically modified under homogeneous conditions in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). (1)H NMR, FT-IR, and MALDI-TOF were employed in(More)
This study characterizes the electrophysiologic effects of the alpha agonist phenylephrine on the rabbit sinus node. Phenylephrine increased sinus node firing rate and increased slope of Phase 4 depolarization. It shortened action potential duration. It had no effect on maximum diastolic potential or action potential amplitude. These actions were blocked by(More)
Microscale patterned surfaces have been shown to control the arrangement of bacteria attached to surfaces. This study was conducted to examine the effect of patterned topographies on bacterial fouling using Enterobacter cloacae as the test model. E. cloacae is an opportunistic pathogen involved frequently in nosocomial infections. It is an important model(More)
The bacterial inactivation kinetics of dialdehyde starch (DAS) aqueous suspension was studied by the relationship between the minimal lethal concentration (MLC) and the inactivation time at four different temperatures. The relationship between MLC and exposure time was found to follow the first-order Chick-Watson law. This first-order inactivation kinetics(More)
The objectives of this work are to explore the pi-pi complexation of amitriptyline with pi electron-deficient aromatic rings and demonstrate the feasibility of pi-pi complexation for overdosed drug detoxification. Water-soluble oligochitosan was chemically modified with dinitrobenzenesulfonyl groups to induce selective binding toward amitriptyline through(More)