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  • Novel treatment to immobilize and use textiles microfibers retained in polymeric filters through their incorporation in composite materials 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-07-22)
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    Microplastics (MPs, size < 5 mm) are among the most environmentally challenging pollutants. Their continuous and cumulative inflow or generation in the environment is what makes them drastically problematic. These pollutants ...
  • Effect of the mechanical activation on size reduction of crystalline acetaminophen drug particles 

    Biazar, Esmaeil; Beitollahi, Ali; Rezayat, S Mehdi; Forati, Tahmineh; Asefnejad, Azadeh; Zeinali, Reza; Rahimi, Mehdi; Ardeshir, Mahmoud; Hatamjafari, Farhad; Sahebalzamani, Ali; Heidari, Majid (2009-12)
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    The decrease in particle size may offer new properties to drugs. In this study, we investigated the size reduction influence of the acetaminophen (C8H9O2N) particles by mechanical activation using a dry ball mill. The ...
  • Towards a sustainability-based society: an analysis of fundamental values from the perspective of economics and philosophy 

    Hereu Morales, Joan; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-07-16)
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    Sustainable development faces numerous challenges when applied in the real-world global economic model of capitalism. The prevailing trend of the economic pillar, in the implementation of sustainability planning based on ...
  • Poly(butylene succinate) matrices obtained by thermally-induced phase separation: Pore shape and orientation affect drug release 

    Zeinali, Reza; Franco García, María Lourdes; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Puiggalí Allepuz, Jordi (Elsevier, 2022-06-14)
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    Poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) scaffolds with 3D microporous interconnected architecture and crystallized PBS substructures have been prepared by thermally-induced phase separation (TIPS). Curcumin (CUR) and piperine (PIP) ...
  • Recovery of natural polyphenols from spinach and orange by-products by pressure-driven membrane processes 

    Montenegro Landivar, María Fernanda; Tapia Quirós, Paulina; Vecino Bello, Xanel; Reig i Amat, Mònica; Granados Juan, Mercè; Farran Marsà, Adriana; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Saurina, Javier; Valderrama Angel, César Alberto (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-06-28)
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    Spinach and orange by-products are well recognized for their health benefits due to the presence of natural polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Therefore, the demand to produce functional products containing polyphenols ...
  • Self-assembly pathways in a triphenylalanine peptide capped with aromatic groups 

    Pérez Madrigal, Maria del Mar; Gil, Ana M.; Casanovas Salas, Jordi; Jimenez Sanz, Ana Isabel; Macor, Lorena Paola; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (Elsevier, 2022-08)
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    Peptide derivatives and, most specifically, their self-assembled supramolecular structures are being considered in the design of novel biofunctional materials. Although the self-assembly of triphenylalanine homopeptides ...
  • Information retrieval from scientific abstract and citation databases: A query-by-documents approach based on Monte-Carlo sampling 

    Lechtenberg, Fabian; Farreres de la Morena, Xavier; Galvan Cara, Aldwin Lois; Somoza Tornos, Ana; Espuña Camarasa, Antonio; Graells Sobré, Moisès (2022-08-01)
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    The rapidly increasing amount of information and entries in abstract and citation databases steadily complicates the information retrieval task. In this study, a novel query-by-document approach using Monte-Carlo sampling ...
  • Polymer/reduced graphene oxide/lignosulfonate nanocomposite films as pseudocapacitor cathodes 

    Saborío González, Maricruz; Privat, Karen; Ngoc Tran, Bich; Zetterlund, Per B.; Agarwal, Vipul; Estrany Coda, Francesc (American Chemical Society, 2022-03-01)
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    Robust and electrochemically stable electrodes are critical for emerging energy storage devices. In this work, we describe the synthesis and characterization of an asymmetric pseudocapacitor with a P(nBA-stat-BzMA)/reduced ...
  • A biosourced epoxy resin for adhesive thermoset applications 

    Bonamigo Moreira, Vitor; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Rintjema, Jeroen; Bravo Lara, Fernando; Kleij, Arjan W.; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (2022-04-07)
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    Biobased epoxy-derived raw materials will be essential for future coating and adhesive designs in industry. Here, a facile approach is reported towards the incorporation of limonene into an epoxy-functionalized polycarbonate ...
  • Novel biobased epoxy thermosets and coatings from poly(limonene carbonate) oxide and synthetic hardeners 

    Bonamigo Moreira, Vitor; Rintjema, Jeroen; Bravo Lara, Fernando; Kleij, Arjan W.; Franco García, María Lourdes; Puiggalí Bellalta, Jordi; Alemán Llansó, Carlos; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2022-02-18)
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    In the area of coating development, it is extremely difficult to find a substitute for bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (DGEBA), the classical petroleum-based raw material used for the formulation of epoxy thermosets. This ...
  • Optimization of the sintering thermal treatment and the ceramic ink used in direct ink writing of a-Al2O3: Characterization and catalytic application 

    Álvarez Maté, Ferran; Cifuentes López, Alejandro; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Franco García, María Lourdes; Fargas Ribas, Gemma; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Uceda Molera, Roger; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Tardivat, C; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (Elsevier, 2022-06-01)
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    Unlike other engineered ceramic products, alumina (Al2O3) displays interesting mechanical and physical properties, which makes it an ideal candidate for a wide range of uses in different fields and in particular for catalytic ...
  • Medicated scaffolds prepared with hydroxyapatite/streptomycin nanoparticles encapsulated into polylactide microfibers 

    Kadkhodaie Elyaderani, Amirmajid; Lama Odría, María del Carmen Elizabeth de; Rivas Cañas, Manuel; Martínez Rovira, Immaculada; Yousef, Ibraheem; Puiggalí Allepuz, Jordi; Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del (2022-01-24)
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    The preparation, characterization, and controlled release of hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles loaded with streptomycin (STR) was studied. These nanoparticles are highly appropriate for the treatment of bacterial infections ...

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