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Squalane (111-01-3)


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2,6,10,15,19,23-hexamethyltetracosane: bioaccumulation in aquatic species: fish

Author: ECHA (2018) HERO ID: 5016718


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Particle/Gas Partitioning of Phthalates to Organic and Inorganic Airborne Particles in the Indoor Environment

Authors: Wu, Y; Eichler, CMA; Cao, J; Benning, J; Olson, A; Chen, S; Liu, C; Vejerano, EP; Marr, LC; Little, JC (2018) Environmental Science and Technology 52:3583-3590. HERO ID: 4663144

[Less] The particle/gas partition coefficient Kp is an important parameter affecting the fate and transport . . . [More] The particle/gas partition coefficient Kp is an important parameter affecting the fate and transport of indoor semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and resulting human exposure. Unfortunately, experimental measurements of Kp exist almost exclusively for atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, with very few studies focusing on SVOCs that occur in indoor environments. A specially designed tube chamber operating in the laminar flow regime was developed to measure Kp of the plasticizer di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) for one inorganic (ammonium sulfate) and two organic (oleic acid and squalane) particles. The values of Kp for the organic particles (0.23 ± 0.13 m3/μg for oleic acid and 0.11 ± 0.10 m3/μg for squalane) are an order of magnitude higher than those for the inorganic particles (0.011 ± 0.004 m3/μg), suggesting that the process by which the particles accumulate SVOCs is different. A mechanistic model based on the experimental design reveals that the presence of the particles increases the gas-phase concentration gradient in the boundary layer, resulting in enhanced mass transfer from the emission source into the air. This novel approach provides new insight into experimental designs for rapid Kp measurement and a sound basis for investigating particle-mediated mass transfer of SVOCs.

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Evidence for archaeal methanogenesis within veins at the onshore serpentinite- hosted Chimaera seeps, Turkey

Authors: Zwicker, J; Birgel, D; Bach, W; Richoz, S; Smrzka, D; Grasemann, B; Gier, S; Schleper, C; Rittmann, SKMR; Kosun, E; Peckmann, J (2018) Chemical Geology 483:567-580. HERO ID: 4968899

[Less] Serpentinite-hosted ecosystems are potential sites where life may first have evolved on Earth. Serpentinization . . . [More] Serpentinite-hosted ecosystems are potential sites where life may first have evolved on Earth. Serpentinization reactions produce strongly reducing and highly alkaline fluids that are typified by high concentrations of molecular hydrogen (H-2) and methane (CH4), which can be used as an energy source by chemosynthetic life. Low-temperature serpentinization at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges provides an ideal environment for rich microbial communities. Similar environments have also been discovered on land, where present-day low temperature serpentinization occurs during the circulation of groundwater through exposed ophiolites, triggering the production of CH4 and H-2, as well as the precipitation of secondary carbonate minerals. The rock samples analyzed here are from the Chimaera seeps in Turkey, representing serpentinized peridotites that are cross-cut by veins composed of brucite and hydromagnesite. Hydromagnesite features a mean delta C-13 value of -19.8% caused by kinetic isotope fractionation during air-groundwater exchange of CO2, followed by CO2 hydroxylation to bicarbonate within the groundwater. Geochemical modeling revealed that mixing of Mg-and Ca-rich ground-waters is required for hydromagnesite formation at the expense of brucite. Within the carbonate-hydroxide veins the lipid biomarkers pentamethylicosane (PMI) and squalane with delta C-13 values of + 10% and + 14%, respectively, and unsaturated derivatives thereof were identified. Archaeol, sn2-hydroxyarchaeol, and sn3-hydroxyarchaeol are other prominent archaeal biomarkers in the veins, also revealing high delta C-13 values from + 6 to + 13%. These isotope patterns combined with the absence of crocetane -a biomarker for methanotrophic archaea -reveal that the microbial communities of the Chimaera seeps performed methanogenesis from a CO(2-)limited pool rather than methanotrophy. Moreover, bacterial dialkyl glycerol diethers (DAGEs) with unusually high delta C-13 values (-9 to -2%) and minor monoalkyl glycerol monoethers (MAGEs) were identified, suggesting that bacterial sulfate reduction is also active at the Chimaera site. This study reveals that archaeal methanogenesis and bacterial sulfate reduction may be prominent at onshore peridotite-hosted sites, and that biogenic CH4 may contribute to abiotic CH4 emissions from terrestrial seeps.

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A study on three-phase CO2 methanation reaction kinetics in a continuous stirred-tank slurry reactor

Authors: Lefebvre, J; Trudel, N; Bajohr, S; Kolb, T (2018) Fuel 217:151-159. HERO ID: 4972381

[Less] The reaction kinetics of the three-phase CO2 methanation for a commercial Ni/SiO2 catalyst suspended . . . [More] The reaction kinetics of the three-phase CO2 methanation for a commercial Ni/SiO2 catalyst suspended in a liquid phase is studied in a continuous stirred-tank slurry reactor at a CO2 partial pressure of 1 bar and temperatures from 220 degrees C to 320 degrees C. By applying different liquids, namely squalane, octadecane, and dibenzyltoluene, showing different gas solubilities, it is found that the gas concentration in the liquid phase and not the partial pressure in the gas phase is the driving force for the CO2 methanation reaction kinetics. The liquid phase does not influence the reaction kinetics but reduces the available gas concentrations and H-2/CO2 ratio on the catalyst surface. Based on these findings, a kinetic rate equation for the three-phase CO2 methanation is developed additionally incorporating the chemical equilibrium limitations relevant in the temperature regime.

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Regioselective hydrogenolysis of alga-derived squalane over silica-supported ruthenium-vanadium catalyst

Authors: Nakaji, Y; Nakagawa, Y; Tamura, M; Tomishige, K (2018) Fuel Processing Technology 176:249-257. HERO ID: 4972383

[Less] Addition effect of 2nd metal to Ru catalysts in hydrogenolysis of squalane was investigated. Addition . . . [More] Addition effect of 2nd metal to Ru catalysts in hydrogenolysis of squalane was investigated. Addition of V gave lower methane selectivity and higher C14-C16 selectivity and the effect was the most remarkable over SiO2 support. However, addition of V decreased the catalyst activity and increased the deposited amount of carbonaceous species. From hydrogenolysis of n-hexadecane, addition of V suppressed the formation of methane via terminal C-C bond dissociation, but the formation via fragmentation was not suppressed. Ru and V valences in Ru-VOx/SiO2 (V/Ru = 0.25) after reduction were 0 and +III, respectively. The size of Ru particles was about 4 nm from XRD even in changing V/Ru ratio. H-2 chemisorption showed that V covered the Ru particles and reduced the size of Ru ensemble. In reuse test, it was difficult to retain the catalyst performance for hydrogenolysis of squalane even with various treatments of the recovered catalyst such as washing with n-hexane, heating in N-2 flow or calcination in air. From XAS analysis, the contact of Ru particles with air caused the aggregation of Ru metal especially when calcined in air.

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Fatty acids Profile, Squalene level and biological traits of lipids from Diospyros lotus Roots

Authors: Rauf, A; Uddin, G; Jehan, N; Bahadar, A; Arfan, M; Khan, A; Rahman, IUr; Farooq, U; Ramadan, MF (2017) HERO ID: 4999209

[Less] The aim of current investigation was to study the lipids composition and biological activities of fixed . . . [More] The aim of current investigation was to study the lipids composition and biological activities of fixed oil extracted from D. lotus root. The lipids composition of the recovered oil from D. lotus roots including fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), along with squalene were determined by gas chromatographic/mass spectrometery (GC/MS). The main constituents of oil were linoleic acid (44.9%), linoleic acid (17.8%), palmitic acid (10.8%), squalane (3%), oleic acid (2.97%), stearic acid (2.38%), and palmitic acid (2.20%). The oil was screened for antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxicity activities. D. lotus oil was subjected to various biological activities like antimicrobial, antioxidant, cytotoxicity, and insecticidal assays. D. lotus oil exhibited antimicrobial traits against Straph epidermis, Klebsiello pneumonia and Bacillus subtilis with zone of inhibition ranging from 12-15 mm. D. lotus crude oil did not show insecticidal activity against Tribolium castaneum, Rhyzopertha dominica and Callosbruchuanalis. D. lotus oil showed brine shrimp cytotoxic effect at woo mu g/ml dose with LD50 2997.99 as compared to etoposide LD50 7.4625. The degree of lethality was directly proportional to the concentration of D. lotus oil. The reults showed that D. lotus oil revealed considerable antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. The oil could be applied in different pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.

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Influence of hydrocarbon species on its adsorption on a VSCR catalyst under simulated diesel engine operating conditions

Authors: Xi, Y; Ottinger, NA; Liu, ZG (2017) Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 217:581-590. HERO ID: 4733946

[Less] Vanadia-SCR (VSCR) is a proven technology for reducing diesel engine NOx emissions using urea hydrolysis . . . [More] Vanadia-SCR (VSCR) is a proven technology for reducing diesel engine NOx emissions using urea hydrolysis derived NH3 as a reductant. It is also known that VSCR is active for hydrocarbon (HC) oxidation. However, HC species from diesel engine exhaust may be adsorbed onto VSCR at low exhaust temperatures such as under low engine load or idle conditions. The adsorbed HC may be gradually transformed into more stable coke during engine operation. The accumulated HC or coke on VSCR can result in decreased NOx conversion efficiency due to blockage of catalyst pores and active sites. In addition, rapid oxidation of accumulated HC or coke can lead to exotherms which can thermally damage the VSCR and may lead to vanadium and tungsten release. This work investigates the fundamental adsorption characteristics of HC species on a state-of-the-art VSCR catalyst in the low temperature region. Dodecane and toluene are used as model molecules for alkane and aromatic species from unburned diesel fuel, while squalane is used as a model molecule for unburned lube oil. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Predicting oligomer/polymer compatibility and the impact on nanoscale segregation in thin films

Authors: Sabattié, EFD; Tasche, J; Wilson, MR; Skoda, MWA; Hughes, A; Lindner, T; Thompson, RL (2017) Soft Matter 13:3580-3591. HERO ID: 4687157

[Less] Compatibility between oligomers and polymers was systematically assessed using differential scanning . . . [More] Compatibility between oligomers and polymers was systematically assessed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and was correlated with similarity in saturation and solubility parameter. These measurements enabled validation of detailed volume of mixing calculations using Statistical Association Fluid Theory (SAFT-γ Mie) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, which can be used to predict behaviour beyond the experimentally accessible conditions. These simulations confirmed that squalane is somewhat more compatible with poly(isoprene), "PI" than poly(butadiene), "PB", and further enabled prediction of the temperature dependence of compatibility. Surface and interfacial segregation of a series of deuterated oligomers was quantified in rubbery polymer films: PI, PB and hydrogenated poly(isoprene) "hPI". A striking correlation was established between surface wetting transition and mixtures of low compatibility, such as oligo-dIB in PB or PI. Segregation was quantified normal to the surface by ion beam analysis and neutron reflectometry and in some cases lateral segregation was observable by AFM. While surface segregation is driven by disparity in molecular weight in highly compatible systems this trend reverses as critical point is approached, and surface segregation increases with increasing oligomer molecular weight.

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Angle-resolved molecular beam scattering of NO at the gas-liquid interface

Authors: Zutz, A; Nesbitt, DJ (2017) HERO ID: 4439503

[Less] This study presents first results on angle-resolved, inelastic collision dynamics of thermal and hyperthermal . . . [More] This study presents first results on angle-resolved, inelastic collision dynamics of thermal and hyperthermal molecular beams of NO at gas-liquid interfaces. Specifically, a collimated incident beam of supersonically cooled NO (2Π1/2, J = 0.5) is directed toward a series of low vapor pressure liquid surfaces ([bmim][Tf2N], squalane, and PFPE) at θinc = 45(1)°, with the scattered molecules detected with quantum state resolution over a series of final angles (θs = -60°, -30°, 0°, 30°, 45°, and 60°) via spatially filtered laser induced fluorescence. At low collision energies [Einc = 2.7(9) kcal/mol], the angle-resolved quantum state distributions reveal (i) cos(θs) probabilities for the scattered NO and (ii) electronic/rotational temperatures independent of final angle (θs), in support of a simple physical picture of angle independent sticking coefficients and all incident NO thermally accommodating on the surface. However, the observed electronic/rotational temperatures for NO scattering reveal cooling below the surface temperature (Telec < Trot < TS) for all three liquids, indicating a significant dependence of the sticking coefficient on NO internal quantum state. Angle-resolved scattering at high collision energies [Einc = 20(2) kcal/mol] has also been explored, for which the NO scattering populations reveal angle-dependent dynamical branching between thermal desorption and impulsive scattering (IS) pathways that depend strongly on θs. Characterization of the data in terms of the final angle, rotational state, spin-orbit electronic state, collision energy, and liquid permit new correlations to be revealed and investigated in detail. For example, the IS rotational distributions reveal an enhanced propensity for higher J/spin-orbit excited states scattered into near specular angles and thus hotter rotational/electronic distributions measured in the forward scattering direction. Even more surprisingly, the average NO scattering angle (⟨θs⟩) exhibits a remarkably strong correlation with final angular momentum, N, which implies a linear scaling between net forward scattering propensity and torque delivered to the NO projectile by the gas-liquid interface.

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Hydrocarbon biodegradation and surfactant production by acidophilic mycobacteria

Authors: Ivanova, AE; Sokolova, DSh; Kanat'eva, AYu (2016) Microbiology 85:317-324. HERO ID: 4968953

[Less] Production of biosurfactants by acidophilic mycobacteria was demonstrated in the course of aerobic degradation . . . [More] Production of biosurfactants by acidophilic mycobacteria was demonstrated in the course of aerobic degradation of hydrocarbons (n-tridecane, n-tricosane, n-hexacosane, model mixtures of D-14-D-17, D(12)aEuro'D-19, and D-9-D-21 n-alkanes, 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethylnonane, squalane, and butylcyclohexane) and their complex mixtures (hydrocarbon gas condensate, kerosene, black oil, and paraffin oil) under extremely acidic conditions (pH 2.5). When grown on hydrocarbons, the studied bacterial culture AG(S10) caused a decrease in the surface and interfacial tension of the solutions (to the lowest observed values of 26.0 and 1.3 mN/m, respectively) compared to the bacteria-free control. The rheological characteristics of the culture changed only when mycobacteria were grown on hydrocarbons. Neither the medium nor the cell-free culture liquid had the surfactant activity, which indicated formation of an endotype biosurfactant by mycobacteria. Biodegradation of n-alkanes was accompanied by an increase in cell numbers, surfactant production, and changes in the hydrophobicity of bacterial cell surface and in associated phenomena of adsorption and desorption to the hydrocarbon phase. Research on AGS10 culture liquids containing the raw biosurfactant demonstrated the preservation of its activity within a broad range of pH, temperature, and salinity.