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A novel composite coupling between nano-scaled hydroxyapatite (HAp) particles and poly[4-methacryloyloxyethyl trimellitate anhydride (4-META)]-grafted silk fibroin (SF) through ionic interaction was synthesized. The weight gain of poly(4-META) by graft-polymerization increased with increasing the reaction time, eventually reaching a plateau value of about(More)
A composite consisting of titanium dioxide (TiO2) particle, the surface of which was modified with amino groups, and a silicone substrate through covalent bonding at their interface was developed, and antibacterial and cell adhesion activities of the composite were evaluated. The density of the amino groups on the TiO2 particle surface was controlled by the(More)
Nano-scaled sintered hydroxyapatite (HAp) crystals were covalently linked onto a poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) fabric substrate chemically modified by graft polymerization with gamma-methacryloxypropyl triethoxysilane (MPTS) for development of an artificial blood vessel. The weight gain of graft polymerization with poly(MPTS) on PET in benzyl alcohol(More)
Nano-scaled sintered hydroxyapatite (HAp) particles with an a-axis length of 87 +/- 23 nm, a c-axis length of 236 +/- 81 nm, and a mean aspect ratio ( c/ a) of 2.72 were covalently linked onto a silk fibroin (SF) substrate chemically modified by graft polymerization with gamma-methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane (MPTS). Graft polymerization with poly(MPTS)(More)
A simple gas chromatographic method is described for the analysis of 3,3'-dichloro-4,4'diaminodiphenylmethane (MOCA) in air. MOCA is quantitatively collected on a Gas-Chrom S tube and the solid sorbent is extracted with acetone. An aliquot sample of the extract is introduced directly into the gas chromatograph, using a microsyringe and the sample is(More)
An acid-treated Pittsburgh Activated Carbon (PAC) tube for sampling s-tetrachloroethane in air is described that minimizes sample losses through dehydrogenation and dehydrohalogenation reactions. Commercially prepared NIOSH characoal, untreated PAC, and acid-treated PAC tubes are compared as to their effectiveness in stabilizing s-tetrachloroethane. Common(More)
At room temperature of 27degC, core temperature is maintained at 36degC. This indicates that mammals have thermoregulatory system to keep core temperature. On the other hand, when 10% menthol was applied to the skin, core temperature was increased by 1.0-2.0degC from normal level. This suggests that peripheral thermoregulatory system was activated by TRPM8(More)
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