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Low-Cost and Scaled-Up Production of Fluorine-Free, Substrate-Independent, Large-Area Superhydrophobic Coatings Based on Hydroxyapatite Nanowire Bundles

Authors: Chen, FF; Yang, ZY; Zhu, YJ; Xiong, ZC; Dong, LY; Lu, BQ; Wu, J; Yang, RL (2018) Chemistry: A European Journal 24:416-424. HERO ID: 4238455

[Less] To date, the scaled-up production and large-area applications of superhydrophobic coatings are limited . . . [More] To date, the scaled-up production and large-area applications of superhydrophobic coatings are limited because of complicated procedures, environmentally harmful fluorinated compounds, restrictive substrates, expensive equipment, and raw materials usually involved in the fabrication process. Herein, the facile, low-cost, and green production of superhydrophobic coatings based on hydroxyapatite nanowire bundles (HNBs) is reported. Hydrophobic HNBs are synthesised by using a one-step solvothermal method with oleic acid as the structure-directing and hydrophobic agent. During the reaction process, highly hydrophobic C-H groups of oleic acid molecules can be attached in situ to the surface of HNBs through the chelate interaction between Ca2+ions and carboxylic groups. This facile synthetic method allows the scaled-up production of HNBs up to about 8 L, which is the largest production scale of superhydrophobic paint based on HNBs ever reported. In addition, the design of the 100 L reaction system is also shown. The HNBs can be coated on any substrate with an arbitrary shape by the spray-coating technique. The self-cleaning ability in air and oil, high-temperature stability, and excellent mechanical durability of the as-prepared superhydrophobic coatings are demonstrated. More importantly, the HNBs are coated on large-sized practical objects to form large-area superhydrophobic coatings.

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Enhancement of iodinin solubility by encapsulation into cyclodextrin nanoparticles

Authors: Prandina, A; Herfindal, L; Radix, S; Rongved, P; Døskeland, SO; Le Borgne, M; Perret, F (2018) HERO ID: 4239831

[Less] Phenazine is known to regroup planar nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds. It was used here to . . . [More] Phenazine is known to regroup planar nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds. It was used here to enhance the bioavailability of the biologically important compound iodinin, which is near insoluble in aqueous solutions. Its water solubility has led to the development of new formulations using diverse amphiphilic α-cyclodextrins (CDs). With the per-[6-desoxy-6-(3-perfluorohexylpropanethio)-2,3-di-O-methyl]-α-CD, we succeeded to get iodinin-loaded nanoformulations with good parameters such as a size of 97.9 nm, 62% encapsulation efficiency and efficient control release. The study presents an interesting alternative to optimizing the water solubility of iodinin by chemical modifications of iodinin.

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Adsorption of perfluoroalkyl substances on microplastics under environmental conditions

Authors: Llorca, M; Schirinzi, G; Martínez, M; Barceló, D; Farré, M (2018) Environmental Pollution 235:680-691. HERO ID: 4238374

[Less] Plastic debris has become an environmental problem during recent years. Among the plastic debris, microplastics . . . [More] Plastic debris has become an environmental problem during recent years. Among the plastic debris, microplastics (<5 mm; MPLs) imply an extra problem due to their capacity to enter into the fauna through ingestion. In this work, we study the capacity of three MPLs, that include high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polystyrene (PS) and polystyrene carboxylate (PS-COOH), to sorb 18 perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs; including carboxylic acids, sulphonates and one sulphonamide) from the surrounding waters (freshwater and seawater). Conclusions drawn from the results are that perfluoro sulphonates and sulphonamides have more tendency to be sorbed onto MPLs. In addition, PS and PS-COOH have more affinity for PFASs than HDPE. Finally, the increment of conductivity and pH of the water decreases the exposure time that is necessary to reach equilibrium. However, the presence of salts decreases the tendency of PFASs to be sorbed onto plastic surfaces. These results highlight the problem associated with the presence of MPLs in inland and marine waters since toxic compounds can be sorbed onto surrounding plastics that could be ingested by aquatic fauna.

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The in vitro study of Her-2 targeted gold nanoshell liquid fluorocarbon poly lactic-co-glycolic acid ultrasound microcapsule for ultrasound imaging and breast tumor photothermal therapy

Authors: Zhang, Y; Wan, CF; Du, J; Dong, Q; Wang, YY; Yang, H; Li, FH (2018) Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition 29:57-73. HERO ID: 4238443

[Less] Antibody-mediated targeting therapy has been successful in treating patients with breast cancer by improving . . . [More] Antibody-mediated targeting therapy has been successful in treating patients with breast cancer by improving the specificity and clinical efficacy. In this study, we constructed the human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (Her2) antibody-conjugated ultrasound contrast agent with lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) as film forming and perfluorocty bromide (PFOB) as internal material, which was coated by gold nanoshell (Her2-PFOB@PLGA@Au), to realize the integration of diagnosis and treatment. The contrast agent was spherical, with the diameter was 256.8 ± 53.4 nm, and had a good dispersion; Ultrasound imaging experiments in vitro showed that the gold nanoshell polylactic acid microcapsule was suitable for ultrasound contrast imaging with the exquisite and uniform dot intensive high echo. The agent had a great photothermal effect under the near-infrared (NIR) with no obvious biological toxicity for both Her2-positive and negative tumor cells; Moreover, both the results of laser scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) and flow cytometer (FCM) demonstrated the great specificity of Her2-PFOB@PLGA@Au conjugating with Her2 positive breast cancer cells (SKBR3). In conclusion, the successful synthesis of the Her2-PFOB@PLGA@Au microcapsule, offered a new therapeutic strategy of combining diagnosis with therapy for fighting against the breast cancer.

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A novel local drug delivery system: Superhydrophobic titanium oxide nanotube arrays serve as the drug reservoir and ultrasonication functions as the drug release trigger

Authors: Zhou, J; Frank, MA; Yang, Y; Boccaccini, AR; Virtanen, S (2018) HERO ID: 4239873

[Less] A local drug delivery system consisting of superhydrophobic titanium oxide nanotube (S-TNTs) arrays . . . [More] A local drug delivery system consisting of superhydrophobic titanium oxide nanotube (S-TNTs) arrays and ultrasonic-controlled release trigger was developed in this work. Hydrophilic TNTs arrays are converted into superhydrophobic after being treated by 1H,1H,2H,2H- perfluorooctyl-triethoxysilane (POTS). S-TNTs arrays serving as a drug-carrying vehicle require no extra sealing treatment due to the excellent isolation effect from the trapped air layer on the surface. Different amounts of drugs could be loaded into S-TNTs arrays by control of the structure of arrays (including length and diameter of tubes) and the original amount of drug in the drug-loading solution. The relation between surface morphology of TNTs arrays and superhydrophobicity (isolation effect) was thoroughly investigated. To achieve a stimulus-responsive drug delivery system, ultrasonication was employed as an efficient drug release trigger. Trapped air layer could be selectively removed by ultrasonication, and therefore the loaded drug could be released in a multiple and controlled manner. Any drugs that can dissolve in nonpolar solutions are expected to be suitable for this local drug delivery system.

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Prenatal maternal serum concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in association with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability [Supplementary materials]

Authors: Lyall, K; Yau, VM; Hansen, R; Kharrazi, M; Yoshida, CK; Calafat, AM; Windham, G; Croen, LA (2018) Environmental Health Perspectives 126. HERO ID: 5235063

[Less] BACKGROUND: Emerging work has examined neurodevelopmental outcomes following prenatal . . . [More] BACKGROUND: Emerging work has examined neurodevelopmental outcomes following prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but few studies have assessed associations with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to estimate associations of maternal prenatal PFAS concentrations with ASD and intellectual disability (ID) in children.

METHODS: Participants were from a population-based nested case-control study of children born from 2000 to 2003 in southern California, including children diagnosed with ASD (n=553), ID without autism (n=189), and general population (GP) controls (n=433). Concentrations of eight PFAS from stored maternal sera collected at 15-19 wk gestational age were quantified and compared among study groups. We used logistic regression to obtain adjusted odds ratios for the association between prenatal PFAS concentrations (parameterized continuously and as quartiles) and ASD versus GP controls, and separately for ID versus GP controls.

RESULTS: Geometric mean concentrations of most PFAS were lower in ASD and ID groups relative to GP controls. ASD was not significantly associated with prenatal concentrations of most PFAS, though significant inverse associations were found for perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) [adjusted ORs for the highest vs. lowest quartiles 0.62 (95% CI: 0.41, 0.93) and 0.64 (95% CI: 0.43, 0.97), respectively]. Results for ID were similar.

CONCLUSIONS: Results from this large case-control study with prospectively collected prenatal measurements do not support the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to PFAS is positively associated with ASD or ID. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1830.

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Receptor activities of persistent pollutant serum mixtures and breast cancer risk

Authors: Wielsøe, M; Bjerregaard-Olesen, C; Kern, P; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, EC (2018) Endocrine-Related Cancer 25:201-215. HERO ID: 4238296

[Less] Studies on associations between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and breast cancer risk are inconclusive. . . . [More] Studies on associations between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and breast cancer risk are inconclusive. The majority of studies have evaluated the effect of single compounds, without considering multiple exposures to and interactions between different POPs. The present study aimed at evaluating breast cancer risk related to combined effects of serum POP mixtures on cellular receptor functions. Data on breast cancer cases (n = 77) and controls (n = 84) were collected among Greenlandic Inuit women. Serum mixtures of lipophilic POPs (lipPOPs), perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) and dioxin-like POPs were extracted. The effect of the mixture extracts on the estrogen receptor (ER), androgen receptor (AR) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) was determined using cell culture reporter gene assays. The serum mixtures were analyzed alone and upon co-exposure with natural receptor ligands to determine agonistic and antagonistic/competitive activity. We found that the frequency of lipPOP mixtures eliciting no, decreasing, or agonizing xenoandrogenic effect differed by breast cancer status. Using lipPOP mixtures with no effect on AR as reference, the mixtures with decreasing effects reduced breast cancer risk (OR: 0.30 (0.12; 0.76)). The AhR-toxic equivalent of serum mixtures was significantly lower in cases than in controls, and a reduced breast cancer risk was found when comparing the third tertile to the first (OR: 0.34 (0.14; 0.83)). We found no association between the xenoestrogenic activities of lipPOPs or PFAAs and breast cancer risk. Serum lipPOP mixtures are hormone disruptive and may influence breast cancer risk, whereas PFAAs seem to influence breast cancer risk through other pathways.

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In situ fabrication of cobalt nanoflowers on sulfonated and fluorinated poly (arylene ether ketone-benzimidazole) template film for the electrocatalytic oxidation of glucose

Authors: Wang, T; Xi, L; Wang, J (2018) Talanta 178:481-490. HERO ID: 4239654

[Less] Using sulfonated and fluorinated poly (arylene ether ketone) comprising functional strong coordination . . . [More] Using sulfonated and fluorinated poly (arylene ether ketone) comprising functional strong coordination group benzimidazole (SPAEK-F-BI) as a template film, a novel fabrication method of cobalt nanoflowers (CoNFs) and non-enzymatic glucose electrochemical sensor was developed in this work. After the precursors Co2+ions were cooperatively bound by sulfonate and imidazole functionalities contained in SPAEK-F-BI film through ion exchange and strong coordination action, cobalt colloid nuclei were formed and grew to flower-like nanostructures by subsequent in-situ electrochemical reduction on SPAEK-F-BI film modified GCE. Characterization of SPAEK-F-BI film and CoNFs/SPAEK-F-BI film on GCE was performed in detail by FT-IR spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) attached with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV). The results of SEM showed that beautiful CoNFs constructed by Co colloid nanosheets with just a few nanometers thickness were well dispersed on uniform SPAEK-F-BI film modified GCE, and the density of CoNFs was mainly influenced by the concentration of the precursor solution CoSO4. The CoNFs/SPAEK-F-BI composite modified electrode exhibited good electrocatalytic activity toward glucose oxidation in 0.1M NaOH solution, and the kinetic parameters of glucose oxidation were determined using chronoamperometry. When it was applied for the determination of glucose by amperometry at a potential of 0.6V versus Ag/AgCl, the linear range from 5μM to 1.14mM and the detection limit of 800nM (S/N = 3) were obtained. Finally, it was successfully employed to detect the glucose in human serum real samples, and the results were agreed closely with those measured in hospital.

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Photomechanical motion of diarylethene molecular crystal nanowires

Authors: Tong, F; Kitagawa, D; Dong, X; Kobatake, S; Bardeen, CJ (2018) Nanoscale 10:3393-3398. HERO ID: 4238356

[Less] Crystalline nanowires composed of the photochromic diarylethene derivative 1,2-bis(2,4-dimethyl-5-phenyl-3-thienyl)perfluorocyclopentene . . . [More] Crystalline nanowires composed of the photochromic diarylethene derivative 1,2-bis(2,4-dimethyl-5-phenyl-3-thienyl)perfluorocyclopentene (1a) are prepared and characterized. 200 nanometer diameter wires with a length of 60 microns are grown by slow solvent annealing in a porous anodic aluminum oxide template. The nanowires are oriented crystals, as determined by X-ray diffraction measurements, and can be liberated by dissolving the template in acid. They exhibit pronounced bending when exposed to ultraviolet light that can be reversed by visible light irradiation. The bending-unbending sequence can be repeated for more than 10 cycles without fatigue. This robustness results from the ability of the nanowires to maintain their crystallinity during the forward and reverse reactions. The small diameter of these nanowires allows them to achieve curvatures that are at least 40 times greater (200 mm-1versus 5 mm-1) than those observed for micron-thick diarylethene needles. This first demonstration of photomechanical nanostructures based on diarylethene photochromism opens up the possibility of making more complicated structures composed of this high-performance photochrome.

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Biocompatible fluorinated poly(β-amino ester)s for safe and efficient gene therapy

Authors: Gong, JH; Wang, Y; Xing, L; Cui, PF; Qiao, JB; He, YJ; Jiang, HL (2018) HERO ID: 4239649

[Less] Cationic polymers have been widely used as one of the most promising non-viral vehicles for gene delivery . . . [More] Cationic polymers have been widely used as one of the most promising non-viral vehicles for gene delivery due to their potential safety and ease of large-scale production. Here, we report the design and synthesis of a series of novel biodegradable fluorinated poly(β-amino ester)s (FPBAEs) by simple Michael-addition reaction as safe and efficient gene carrier. The results of transfection efficacy assay demonstrated the optimal FPBAE could mediated much higher GFP expression than the commercial transfection agents, polyethyleneimine (PEI, Mw = 25K) and Lipo 2000, as well as the non-fluorinated poly(β-amino ester)s (PBAE) on both HeLa and HEK-293T cell lines (higher than 70 and 90%, respectively), which was largely attributed to fluorination. Moreover, MTT and hemolysis assay indicated a preferable biocompatibility of FPBAE compared with PEI 25K owing to the low molecular weight and the presence of cleavable ester bonds. Taken together, the novel polymer FPBAE with both excellent gene transfection efficacy and much lower toxicity could serve as a desirable gene vector.