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Vanadium Pentoxide (Draft, 2011)

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Vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles mimic vanadium haloperoxidases and thwart biofilm formation

Authors: Natalio, F; André, R; Hartog, AF; Stoll, B; Jochum, KP; Wever, R; Tremel, W (In Press) Nature Nanotechnology. HERO ID: 1256771

[Less] Marine biofouling-the colonization of small marine microorganisms on surfaces that are directly exposed . . . [More] Marine biofouling-the colonization of small marine microorganisms on surfaces that are directly exposed to seawater, such as ships' hulls-is an expensive problem that is currently without an environmentally compatible solution. Biofouling leads to increased hydrodynamic drag, which, in turn, causes increased fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Tributyltin-free antifouling coatings and paints based on metal complexes or biocides have been shown to efficiently prevent marine biofouling. However, these materials can damage the environment through metal leaching (for example, of copper and zinc) and bacteria resistance. Here, we show that vanadium pentoxide nanowires act like naturally occurring vanadium haloperoxidases to prevent marine biofouling. In the presence of bromide ions and hydrogen peroxide, the nanowires catalyse the oxidation of bromide ions to hypobromous acid (HOBr). Singlet molecular oxygen ((1)O(2)) is formed and this exerts strong antibacterial activity, which prevents marine biofouling without being toxic to marine biota. Vanadium pentoxide nanowires have the potential to be an alternative approach to conventional anti-biofouling agents.

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Improved Elevated Temperature Performance of Al-Intercalated V(2)O(5) Electrospun Nanofibers for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Authors: Cheah, YL; Aravindan, V; Madhavi, S (In Press) . HERO ID: 1256774

[Less] Al-inserted vanadium pentoxide (V(2)O(5)) nanofibers (Al-VNF) are synthesized by simple electrospinning . . . [More] Al-inserted vanadium pentoxide (V(2)O(5)) nanofibers (Al-VNF) are synthesized by simple electrospinning technique. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns confirm the formation of phase-pure structure. Elemental mapping and XPS studies are used to confirm chemical insertion of Al in VNF. Surface morphological features of as-spun and sintered fibers with Al-insertion are investigated by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). Electrochemical Li-insertion behavior of Al-VNFs are explored as cathode in half-cell configuration (vs. Li) using cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge-discharge studies. Al-VNF (Al(0.5)V(2)O(5)) shows an initial discharge capacity of ∼250 mA h g(-1) and improved capacity retention of >60% after 50 cycles at 0.1 C rate, whereas native VNF showed only ∼40% capacity retention at room temperature. Enhanced high current rate and elevated temperature performance of Al-VNF (Al(1.0)V(2)O(5)) is observed with improved capacity retention (∼70%) characteristics. Improved performance of Al-inserted VNF is mainly attributed to the retention of fibrous morphology, apart from structural stabilization during electrochemical cycling.

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A nanostructured electrochromic supercapacitor

Authors: Wei, D; Scherer, MR; Bower, C; Andrew, P; Ryhänen, T; Steiner, U (2012) Nano Letters 12:1857-1862. HERO ID: 1256777

[Less] We report the first successful application of an ordered bicontinuous double-gyroid vanadium pentoxide . . . [More] We report the first successful application of an ordered bicontinuous double-gyroid vanadium pentoxide network in an electrochromic supercapacitor. The freestanding vanadia network was fabricated by electrodeposition into a voided block copolymer template that had self-assembled into the double-gyroid morphology. The highly ordered structure with 11.0 nm wide struts and a high specific surface to bulk volume ratio of 161.4 μm(-1) is ideal for fast and efficient lithium ion intercalation/extraction and faradaic surface reactions, which are essential for high energy and high power density electrochemical energy storage devices. Supercapacitors made from such gyroid-structured vanadia electrodes exhibit a high specific capacitance of 155 F g(-1) and show a strong electrochromic color change from green/gray to yellow, indicating the capacitor's charge condition. The nanostructuring approach and utilizing an electrode material that has intrinsic electrochemical color-change properties are concepts that can be readily extended to other electrochromic intercalation compounds.

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Lattice dynamics of β-V2O5: Raman spectroscopic insight into the atomistic structure of a high-pressure vanadium pentoxide polymorph

Authors: Baddour-Hadjean, R; Smirnov, MB; Smirnov, KS; Kazimirov, VY; Gallardo-Amores, JM; Amador, U; Arroyo-De Dompablo, ME; Pereira-Ramos, JP (2012) Inorganic Chemistry 51:3194-3201. HERO ID: 1256778

[Less] We report here the Raman spectrum and lattice dynamics study of a well-crystallized β-V(2)O(5) material . . . [More] We report here the Raman spectrum and lattice dynamics study of a well-crystallized β-V(2)O(5) material prepared via a high-temperature/high-pressure (HT/HP) route, using α-V(2)O(5) as the precursor. Periodic quantum-chemical density functional theory calculations show good agreement with the experimental results and allow one to assign the observed spectral features to specific vibrational modes in the β-V(2)O(5) polymorph. Key structure-spectrum relationships are extracted from comparative analysis of the vibrational states of the β-V(2)O(5) and α-V(2)O(5) structures, and spectral patterns specific to the basic units of the two V(2)O(5) phases are proposed for the first time. Such results open the way for the use of Raman spectroscopy for the structural characterization of vanadium oxide-based host lattices of interest in the field of lithium batteries and help us to greatly understand the atomistic mechanism involved in the α-to-β phase transition of vanadium pentoxide.

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Production of large-scale, freestanding vanadium pentoxide nanobelt porous structures

Authors: Yun, YJ; Kim, BH; Hong, WG; Kim, CH; Kim, YY; Jeong, EJ; Jang, WI; Yu, HY (2012) Nanoscale 4:1636-1640. HERO ID: 1256779

[Less] Large-scale, freestanding, porous structures of vanadium pentoxide nanobelts (VPNs) were successfully . . . [More] Large-scale, freestanding, porous structures of vanadium pentoxide nanobelts (VPNs) were successfully prepared using the template-free freeze-drying method. The porous and multi-layered VPN macrostructures are composed of randomly oriented long nanobelts (over 100 μm) and their side length can be controlled up to a few tens of centimetres. Also, the bulk density and surface area of these macrostructures are 3-5 mg cm(-3) and 40-80 m(2) g(-1), respectively, which are similar to those of the excellent adsorbents. In addition, the removal efficiency measurements of ammonia molecules revealed that the VPN porous structures can adsorb the ammonia molecules with the combinations of van der Waals forces and strong chemical bonding by functional groups on the VPN surface.

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Enhanced electrochromism in gyroid-structured vanadium pentoxide

Authors: Scherer, MR; Li, L; Cunha, PM; Scherman, OA; Steiner, U (2012) Advanced Materials 24:1217-1221. HERO ID: 1256782

[Less] Manufacturing V(2)O(5) in a 3D periodic highly interconnected gyroid structure on the 10 nm length scale . . . [More] Manufacturing V(2)O(5) in a 3D periodic highly interconnected gyroid structure on the 10 nm length scale is shown to lead to a significant electrochromic performance enhancement. The structured devices surpass previous inorganic electrochromic materials in all relevant parameters: the switching speed, coloration contrast, and composite coloration efficiency. In particular, the 85 ms switching speed lies within a factor of two of video rate. Enhanced ion intercalation into the gyroid morphology can be extended to other transition-metal oxides and is therefore promising for lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors, and sensors.

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Synthesis and characterization of self-assembled nanofiber-bundles of V2O5: their electrochemical and field emission properties

Authors: Dewangan, K; Sinha, NN; Chavan, PG; Sharma, PK; Pandey, AC; More, MA; Joag, DS; Munichandraiah, N; Gajbhiye, NS (2012) Nanoscale 4:645-651. HERO ID: 1256784

[Less] High-quality self-assembled V(2)O(5) nanofiber-bundles (NBs) are synthesized by a simple and direct . . . [More] High-quality self-assembled V(2)O(5) nanofiber-bundles (NBs) are synthesized by a simple and direct hydrothermal method using a vanadium(v) hydroxylamido complex as a vanadium source in the presence of HNO(3). The possible reaction pathway for the formation of V(2)O(5) NBs is discussed and demonstrated that HNO(3) functions both as an oxidizing and as an acidification agent. V(2)O(5) NBs are single-crystals of an orthorhombic phase that have grown along the [010] direction. A bundle is made of indefinite numbers of homogeneous V(2)O(5) nanofibers where nanofibers have lengths up to several micrometres and widths ranging between 20 and 50 nm. As-prepared V(2)O(5) NBs display a high electrochemical performance in a non-aqueous electrolyte as a cathode material for lithium ion batteries. Field emission properties are also investigated which shows that a low turn-on field of ∼1.84 V μm(-1) is required to draw the emission current density of 10 μA cm(-2).

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C-H functionalization of tertiary amines by cross dehydrogenative coupling reactions: solvent-free synthesis of α-aminonitriles and β-nitroamines under aerobic condition

Authors: Alagiri, K; Prabhu, KR (2012) Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 10:835-842. HERO ID: 1256786

[Less] A solvent-free synthesis of α-aminonitriles and β-nitroamines by oxidative cross-dehydrogenative coupling . . . [More] A solvent-free synthesis of α-aminonitriles and β-nitroamines by oxidative cross-dehydrogenative coupling under aerobic condition is reported. A catalytic amount of molybdenum(vi) acetylacetonoate was found to catalyze cyanation of tertiary amines to form α-aminonitriles, whereas vanadium pentoxide was found to promote aza-Henry reaction to furnish β-nitroamines. Both of these environmentally benign reactions are performed in the absence of solvents using molecular oxygen as an oxidant.

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Hepatic megalocytosis due to vanadium inhalation: Participation of oxidative stress

Authors: Cano-Gutiérrez, G; Acevedo-Nava, S; Santamaría, A; Altamirano-Lozano, M; Cano-Rodríguez, MC; Fortoul, TI (2012) Toxicology and Industrial Health 28:353-360. HERO ID: 1256787

[Less] The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological changes, liver function test (LFT), and oxidative . . . [More] The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological changes, liver function test (LFT), and oxidative stress damage caused by thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), in mice exposed to vanadium via inhalation. Male CD-1 mice were exposed to vanadium pentoxide (V(2)O(5)) via inhalation (0.02 M), 1 hour twice a week for 6 weeks. At the end of the protocol, controls and exposed mice were killed to evaluate the changes. Histological analysis and LFT were performed to detect the damage. TBARS detection was assessed for oxidative stress. Inflammatory infiltration, binucleation, and meganucleus were detected in the liver of V(2)O(5)-exposed mice (p < 0.05). Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) levels were also significantly increased (p < 0.05). Lipid peroxidation was significantly higher in V(2)O(5)-exposed animals compared to controls (p < 0.05). V(2)O(5) exposure induced inflammation and cell damage detected by the increase in ALT and AST levels, as well as histological changes that suggest regenerative changes, such as binucleation and meganucleus.

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CD11c decrease in mouse thymic dendritic cells after vanadium inhalation

Authors: Ustarroz-Cano, M; García-Peláez, I; Piñón-Zárate, G; Herrera-Enríquez, M; Soldevila, G; Fortoul, TI (2012) Journal of Immunotoxicology 9:374-380. HERO ID: 1073979

[Less] Vanadium (V) is a transition metal found in air adsorbed onto suspended particles. As a result, urban . . . [More] Vanadium (V) is a transition metal found in air adsorbed onto suspended particles. As a result, urban populations are often exposed to this element as a constituent of particulate matter (PM). One aspect of the myriad toxicities that might arise from these exposures is altered immune responses. Previous reports from the laboratory reported modifications in splenic architecture - with germinal center hyperplasia and a suppressed humoral immune response - in mice that had been exposed to vanadium agents via inhalation. This paper reports a decrease in the presence of the CD11c surface marker on mouse thymic dendritic cells (DC) as a result of host exposure to vanadium (here, in the form of vanadium pentoxide; V(2)O(5)) over a period of 4 weeks. All results were obtained using immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry. It is surmised that this decrease might induce a dysfunction, including possible negative selection of T-cells, which could increase the presence of autoreactive clones in the exposed host. Such an outcome could, in turn, increase the risk for development of autoimmune reactions in different organs specifically, and of autoimmune diseases in general in these V-exposed hosts.