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Amides as models to study the hydration of proteins and peptides — spectroscopic and theoretical approach on hydration in various temperaturesPublication
Interactions with water are one of the key factors which determine protein stability and activity in aqueous solutions. However, the protein hydration is still insufficiently understood. N-methylacetamide (NMA) is regarded as a minimal part of the peptide backbone and the relative simplicity of its structure makes it a good model for studies on protein–water interactions. In this paper, the influence of NMA and N,N-dimethylacetamide...
Combination of air-dispersion cathode with sacrificial iron anode generating Fe2+Fe3+2O4 nanostructures to degrade paracetamol under ultrasonic irradiationPublication
In the present study, ultrasound (US) was coupled with an electrochemical process (ECP) consisting of a novel cathode of carbon cloth (CC)-carbon black (CB) as the nano-composite air-dispersion cathode (NADC) for the degradation of paracetamol (APAP) in an aquatic medium. The NADC favored in situ production of H2O2 by the cathodic reduction. The implementation of iron sacrificial anode instead of dimensionally stable anodes resulted...
Density, sound velocity, viscosity, and refractive index of new morpholinium ionic liquids with amino acid-based anions: Effect of temperature, alkyl chain length, and anionPublication
In this work, room temperature synthesis of twenty new ionic liquids (ILs) based on the N-alkyl-N-methylmorpholinium ([Mor1,R], R = 2, 3, 4, 6, 8) cation and N-acetyl-L-amino acid anions (L-alaninate, L-valinate, L-leucinate, L-isoleucinate) was described. The synthesized ILs were characterized by various spectroscopic techniques and high-resolution mass spectrometry. Furthermore, density (ρ), sound velocity (v), viscosity (η)...
DMSO hydration redefined: Unraveling the hydrophobic hydration of solutes with a mixed hydrophilic–hydrophobic characteristicPublication
Hydrophobic hydration of solutes with a mixed hydrophilic--hydrophobic characteristics is still poorly understood. This is because both experimental and theoretical methods find it difficult to see the ice-like water structure around the nonpolar solute groups, unlike hydrogen bonds with the hydrophilic groups. In order to unravel this problem, we have investigated DMSO hydration by means of infrared spectroscopy and theoretical...
Interactions of N-alkyl-N-methylmorpholinium based ionic liquids with acetonitrile studied by density and velocity of sound measurements and molecular dynamics simulationsPublication
Morpholinium-based ionic liquids (ILs) and their mixtures with polar co-solvents are an interesting class of emerging electrolytes in electrochemistry that is relatively poorly studied. In this work, densities and sound velocities of four ILs, N-ethyl-N-methylmorpholinium tetrafluoroborate, N-butyl-N-methylmorpholinium tetrafluoroborate, N-octyl-N-methylmorpho-linium tetrafluoroborate and N-decyl-N-methylmorpholinium tetrafluoroborate...
Structural changes of a simple peptide—Trpzip-1—in aqueous solutions and the corresponding hydration phenomena under the influence of temperaturePublication
Trpzip-1, a simple β-hairpin, is a rare example of peptide with stable secondary structure and can be a convenient model to study temperature-related processes that potential prion or amyloid proteins undergo. Although its sequence is simple, the exact processes which the peptide undergoes in aqueous solutions are quite complex and not well understood. The selection of well-established experimental (DSC, FTIR) and theoretical methods...
Surface active fatty acid ILs: Influence of the hydrophobic tail and/or theimidazolium hydroxyl functionalization on aggregates formationPublication
Nine structurally-related fatty acid ionic liquids have been prepared and their thermal behavior as well as their ability to self-assemble in water has been investigated. The thermal properties were studied by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), while the aggregation behavior was analyzed by tensiometry, isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), conductometry, dynamic light scattering (DLS),...
The hydration of selected biologically relevant molecules – the temperature effect on apparent molar volume and compressionPublication
The densities and sound velocities at T = (288.15, 293.15, 298.15, 303.15 and 308.15) K were measured for aqueous solutions of glycine, trimethylamine-N-oxide, taurine and N-methylacetamide. From these data, the apparent molar volumes, V the apparent molar isentropic compressions, KS,, and the Passynski hydration numbers of solutes were determined. The concentration dependencies of the calculated quantities, their limiting values...
The interpretation of the parameters of the equation used for the extrapolation of apparent molar volumes of the non-electrolyte (solutes) to the infinite dilutionPublication
The paper discusses how to interpret the parameters of the basic equation used for the extrapolation of the apparent molar volume of the solute to infinite dilution. The common misunderstandings and oversimplifications have been pointed out. We present the alternative ways of the data interpretation that can be used to eliminate these obvious but frequent mistakes.
Aqueous solutions of NMA, Na2HPO4 , and NaH2PO4 as models for interaction studies in phosphate–protein systemsPublication
Phosphate buffers are essential for many areas of studies. However, their influence on buffered systems is often ignored. The phosphate salts can interact with biologically important macromolecules (e.g. proteins) and stabilize or destabilize them. With our research, we want to answer question what kind of interactions, if any, occur between phosphate ions and a protein backbone model — N-methylacetamide (NMA). ATR-FTIR spectroscopy...
Effect of osmolytes of different type on DNA behavior in aqueous solution. Experimental and theoretical studiesPublication
Osmolytes, the small organic molecules accumulated in cells under environmental stress, can modulate the stability of biopolymers such as proteins and DNA. In spite of many years of research, there is no established molecular mechanism of the influence of osmolytes on DNA structure. Here, we used two model osmolytes that denature (urea) or stabilize (trimethylglycine, TMG) proteins to study their effect on DNA in aqueous solutions...
Structural changes of water caused by non-electrolytes: Volumetric and compressibility approach for urea-like analoguesPublication
Hydration of thiourea (TU), hydroxyurea (HU, hydroxycarbamide), acetone (AC, 2-propanone) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) has been investigated with the help of the volumetric and compression measurement. The apparent molar volumes and the apparent molar isentropic (adiabatic) compression have been calculated from the density and speed of sound data at temperatures ranging from 288.15 to 308.15 K at atmospheric pressure (0.1 MPa)....
Theoretical calculation of the physico-chemical properties of 1-butyl-4-methylpyridinium based ionic liquidsPublication
ACCEPTED MAIonic liquids (ILs) have attracted much attention for their unique physicochemical properties, which can be designed as needed by altering the ion combinations. Besides experimental work, numerous computational studies have been concerned with prediction of physical properties of ILs. The results of molecular dynamics simulations of ILs depend strongly on the proper force field parameterization. Classical force fields...
Several solutions of ionic liquids based on 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium cation saturated and unsaturated with carbon dioxide were prepared and characterized by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The in fluence of ILs saturation on its electrical conductivity was determined. Additionally, the in fluence of the water presence and variations of temperature on electrical properties of ionic liquids were investigated. Changes of...
In this work we investigated aggregation behavior of a nonionic surfactant Triton X-100 in eighteen imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs) with two to eight carbon atoms in cations alkyl chain, namely 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium, [EMIM], 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium, [PrMIM], 3-methyl-1-propylimidazolium, [BMIM], 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium, [PMIM], 3-methyl-1-pentyl-imidazolium, [HMIM], and 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium, [OMIM], and with...
Ternary microemulsion systems of H2O/Triton X-100/[BMIM][Tf2N], and H2O/Triton X-100/[BMIM][PF6] were prepared, compared and characterized for phase behavior for different water/surfactant ratios, at 25 °C. It was found that a change of an anion structure in the ionic liquids determines the total monophasic area of the systems. A liquid crystalline mesophase was detected in H2O/Triton X-100/[BMIM][PF6]. The microemulsion domains...
W oparciu o pomiary gęstości szeregu równomolarnych mieszanin soli Zn(ClO4)2 -ZnCl2 wyznaczono pozorne objętości molowe kompleksów powstających podczas kompleksowania jonów cynku jonami chlorkowymi w dimetylosulfotlenku i N,N-dimetyloacetamidzie w 298.15 K. Uzyskane wyniki jednoznacznie wskazują na to, że w N,N-dimetyloacetamidzie wszystkie kompleksy chlorkowe jonów cynku(II) są czterokoordynacyjne. W dimetlosulfotlenku natomiast...
Wykonano pomiary szybkości rozchodzenia się dźwięku i gęstości metanolu, acetonitrylu, N,N-dimetyloformamidu, N,N-dimetyloacetamidu, dimetylosulfotlenku i fosforanu trietylu w zakresie temperatur 294 - 333 K . W oparciu o wyznaczone ściśliwości adiabatyczne zastosowano teorię FLT do oceny wzajemnej asocjacji cząsteczek. Uzyskane wyniki przedyskutowano na tle innych sposobów klasyfikacji rozpuszczalników.
Solvation numbers of manganese(II) and zinc(II) perchlorates in methanol obtained from volumetric and compressibility propertiesPublication
Zmierzono gęstości roztworów nadchloranów manganu(II) i cynku(II) w metanolu w temperaturach: 283.15, 288.15, 293.15, 298.15, 303.15, 308.15, 313.15 K. Ponadto wyznaczono szybkości rozchodzenia się dźwięku w badanych roztworach w 298.15 K. Uzyskane wielkości pozwoliły na obliczenie pozornych objętości molowych oraz pozornych molowych ściśliwości adiabatycznych elektrolitów w metanolu. Oszacowane wielkości graniczne wykorzystane...
Apparent molar volumes of divalent transition metal chlorides and perchlorates in dimethyl sulfoxide solutions.Publication
Zmierzono gęstości roztworów nadchloranów i chlorków dwuwartościowych metali szeregu Mn(II)-Zn(II) w dimetylosulfotenku. Wyznaczone na drodze ekstrapolacji cząstkowe objętości molowe nadchloranów rozdzielono na udziały jonowe. Przeanalizowano wpływ pola ligandów na cząstkowe objętości molowe kationów. Przedstawiono związek między wartościami pozornych objętości molowych a stanami koordynacyjnymi soli w DMSO.
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