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    Smart micro/nanoparticles in stimulus-responsive drug/gene delivery systems

    , Article Chemical Society Reviews ; Volume 45, Issue 5 , 2016 , Pages 1457-1501 ; 03060012 (ISSN) Karimi, M ; Ghasemi, A ; Sahandi Zangabad, P ; Rahighi, R ; Moosavi Basri, S. M ; Mirshekari, H ; Amiri, M ; Shafaei Pishabad, Z ; Aslani, A ; Bozorgomid, M ; Ghosh, D ; Beyzavi, A ; Vaseghi, A ; Aref, A. R ; Haghani, L ; Bahrami, S ; Hamblin, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2016
    Abstract
    New achievements in the realm of nanoscience and innovative techniques of nanomedicine have moved micro/nanoparticles (MNPs) to the point of becoming actually useful for practical applications in the near future. Various differences between the extracellular and intracellular environments of cancerous and normal cells and the particular characteristics of tumors such as physicochemical properties, neovasculature, elasticity, surface electrical charge, and pH have motivated the design and fabrication of inventive "smart" MNPs for stimulus-responsive controlled drug release. These novel MNPs can be tailored to be responsive to pH variations, redox potential, enzymatic activation, thermal... 

    Sensitive determination of dopamine in the presence of uric acid and ascorbic acid using TiO2 nanotubes modified with Pd, Pt and Au nanoparticles

    , Article Analyst ; Volume 136, Issue 11 , 2011 , Pages 2322-2329 ; 00032654 (ISSN) Mahshid, S ; Li, C ; Mahshid, S. S ; Askari, M ; Dolati, A ; Yang, L ; Luo, S ; Cai, Q ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    A simple modified TiO2 nanotubes electrode was fabricated by electrodeposition of Pd, Pt and Au nanoparticles. The TiO2 nanotubes electrode was prepared using the anodizing method, followed by modifying Pd nanoparticles onto the tubes surface, offering a uniform conductive surface for electrodeposition of Pt and Au. The performance of the modified electrode was characterized by cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry methods. The Au/Pt/Pd/TiO2 NTs modified electrode represented a high sensitivity towards individual detection of dopamine as well as simultaneous detection of dopamine and uric acid using 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.00) as the base solution. In both case,... 

    Multifunctional green synthesized Cu–Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanoparticles: anti-cancer and antibacterial activities

    , Article Scientific Reports ; Volume 12, Issue 1 , 2022 ; 20452322 (ISSN) Kiani, M ; Bagherzadeh, M ; Ghadiri, A. M ; Makvandi, P ; Rabiee, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Nature Research  2022
    Abstract
    Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent anti-cancer agent and there have been attempts in developing nanostructures for its delivery to tumor cells. The nanoparticles promote cytotoxicity of DOX against tumor cells and in turn, they reduce adverse impacts on normal cells. The safety profile of nanostructures is an important topic and recently, the green synthesis of nanoparticles has obtained much attention for the preparation of biocompatible carriers. In the present study, we prepared layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanostructures for doxorubicin (DOX) delivery. The Cu–Al LDH nanoparticles were synthesized by combining Cu(NO3)2·3H2O and Al(NO3)3·9H2O, and then, autoclave at 110. The green... 

    Useful multivariate kinetic analysis: Size determination based on cystein-induced aggregation of gold nanoparticles

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 115 , 2013 , Pages 588-594 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Rabbani, F ; Nezhad, M. R. H ; Abdollahi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    This study describes spectrometric monitored kinetic processes to determine the size of citrate-capped Au nanoparticles (Au NPs) based on aggregation induced by L-cysteine (L-Cys) as a molecular linker. The Au NPs association process is thoroughly dependent on pH, concentration and size of nanoparticles. Size dependency of aggregation inspirits to determine the average diameters of Au NPs. For this aim the procedure is achieved in aqueous medium at pH 7 (phosphate buffer), and multivariate data including kinetic spectra of Au NPs are collected during aggregation process. Subsequently partial least squares (PLS) modeling is carried out analyzing the obtained data. The model is built on the... 

    Interactions of coinage metal clusters with histidine and their effects on histidine acidity; Theoretical investigation

    , Article Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry ; Volume 10, Issue 47 , Oct , 2012 , Pages 9373-9382 ; 14770520 (ISSN) Javan, M. J ; Jamshidi, Z ; Tehrani, Z. A ; Fattahi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Understanding the nature of interaction between metal nanoparticles and biomolecules such as amino acids is important in the development and design of biosensors. In this paper, binding of M3 clusters (M = Au, Ag and Cu) with neutral and anionic forms of histidine amino acid was studied using density functional theory (DFT-B3LYP). It was found that the interaction of histidine with M3 clusters is governed by two major bonding factors: (a) the anchoring N-M and O-M bonds and (b) the nonconventional N-H⋯M and O-H⋯M hydrogen bonds. The nature of these chemical bonds has been investigated based on quantum theory of atoms in molecules (QTAIM) and natural bond orbital (NBO) analyses. In the next... 

    Effect of hydrogen bonds on pK a values: Importance of networking

    , Article Journal of the American Chemical Society ; Volume 134, Issue 25 , 2012 , Pages 10646-10650 ; 00027863 (ISSN) Shokri, A ; Abedin, A ; Fattahi, A ; Kass, S. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    The pK a of an acyclic aliphatic heptaol ((HOCH 2CH 2CH(OH)CH 2) 3COH) was measured in DMSO, and its gas-phase acidity is reported as well. This tertiary alcohol was found to be 10 21 times more acidic than tert-butyl alcohol in DMSO and an order of magnitude more acidic than acetic acid (i.e., pK a = 11.4 vs 12.3). This can be attributed to a 21.9 kcal mol -1 stabilization of the charged oxygen center in the conjugate base by three hydrogen bonds and another 6.3 kcal mol -1 stabilization resulting from an additional three hydrogen bonds between the uncharged primary and secondary hydroxyl groups. Charge delocalization by both the first and second solvation shells may be used to facilitate... 

    Application of silver nanoparticles and principal component-artificial neural network models for simultaneous determination of levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride by a kinetic spectrophotometric method

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 82, Issue 1 , November , 2011 , Pages 25-30 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Tashkhourian, J ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Khodaveisi, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    A multicomponent analysis method based on principal component analysis-artificial neural network model (PC-ANN) is proposed for the simultaneous determination of levodopa (LD) and benserazide hydrochloride (BH). The method is based on the reaction of levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride with silver nitrate as an oxidizing agent in the presence of PVP and formation of silver nanoparticles. The reaction monitored at analytical wavelength 440 nm related to surface plasmon resonance band of silver nanoparticles. Differences in the kinetic behavior of the levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride were exploited by using principal component analysis, an artificial neural network (PC-ANN) to resolve... 

    UV-prepared salep-based nanoporous hydrogel for controlled release of tetracycline hydrochloride in colon

    , Article Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology ; Volume 102, Issue 3 , March , 2011 , Pages 232-240 ; 10111344 (ISSN) Bardajee, G. R ; Pourjavadi, A ; Ghavami, S ; Soleyman, R ; Jafarpour, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    A highly swelling nanoporous hydrogel (NPH) was synthesized via UV-irradiation graft copolymerization of acrylic acid (AA) onto salep backbone and its application as a carrier matrix for colonic delivery of tetracycline hydrochloride (TH) was investigated. Optimized synthesis of the hydrogel was performed by the classic method. The swelling behavior of optimum hydrogel was measured in different media. The hydrogel formation was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA/DTG/DTA). The study of the surface morphology of hydrogels using SEM showed a nanoporous (average pore size: about 350 nm) structure for the sample obtained under... 

    Voltammetric studies of Azathioprine on the surface of graphite electrode modified with graphene nanosheets decorated with Ag nanoparticles

    , Article Materials Science and Engineering C ; Volume 58 , 2016 , Pages 1098-1104 ; 09284931 (ISSN) Asadian, E ; Iraji Zad, A ; Shahrokhian, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd 
    Abstract
    By using graphene nanosheets decorated with Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs-G) as an effective approach for the surface modification of pyrolytic graphite electrode (PGE), a sensing platform was fabricated for the sensitive voltammetric determination of Azathioprine (Aza). The prepared AgNPs-G nanosheets were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-vis and Raman spectroscopy techniques. The electrochemical behavior of Aza was investigated by means of cyclic voltammetry. Comparing to the bare PGE, a remarkable enhancement was observed in the response characteristics of Aza on the surface of the modified electrode (AgNPs-G/PGE) as well as a noticeable... 

    ThThnated Development of a pH assisted AgNP-based colorimetric sensor Array for simultaneous identification of phosalone and azinphosmethyl pesticides

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 219 , 2019 , Pages 496-503 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Orouji, A ; Abbasi Moayed, S ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Development of simple and rapid methods for identification of pesticides, due to their broad usage and harmful effects on mammals, has been known as a critical demand. Herein, we have introduced a silver nanoparticle (AgNP)based colorimetric sensor array for simultaneous identification of Azinphosmethyl (AM)and Phosalone (PS)pesticides. In the presence of the target pesticides, unmodified AgNPs at various pHs (4.5, 5.5 and 9.5)showed different aggregation behaviors. As a result of aggregation, the color and UV–Vis spectra of AgNPs changed differentially, leading to distinct response patterns for AM and PS. The aggregation induced spectral changes of AgNPs, were used to identify AM and PS... 

    Model-based analysis for kinetic complexation study of Pizda and Cu(II)

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 70, Issue 3 , August , 2008 , Pages 674-681 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Vosough, M ; Maeder, M ; Jalali Heravi, M ; Norman, S. E ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    In the present work, the multivariate kinetic complexation of a new synthesized ligand, 1-(2″-hydroxyl cyclohexyl)-3′-[aminopropyl]-4-[3′-aminopropyl]piperazine (Pizda) and Cu2+ in 50% ethanol-water solution is investigated using the UV-vis stopped-flow technique and state-of-the-art multi-wavelength numerical analysis. Model-based least squares fitting analysis or hard modeling is a specific part of chemometrics which is based on mathematical relationships for describing the measurements. Some recent developments include the incorporation of the effects of non-ideal experimental conditions into the fitting algorithm so it can substantially simplify experimental procedures. In this study no... 

    Optical detection of phenolic compounds based on the surface plasmon resonance band of Au nanoparticles

    , Article Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy ; Volume 71, Issue 1 , 2008 , Pages 199-203 ; 13861425 (ISSN) Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Alimohammadi, M ; Tashkhourian, J ; Razavian, S. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    An indirect colorimetric method is presented for detection of trace amounts of hydroquinone (1), catechol (2) and pyrogallol (3). The reduction of AuCl4- to Gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs) by these phenolic compounds in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) produced very intense surface plasmon resonance peak of Au-NPs. The plasmon absorbance of Au-NPs allows the quantitative colorimetric detection of the phenolic compounds. The calibration curves derived from the changes in absorbance at λ = 568 nm were linear with concentration of hydroquinone, catechol and pyrogallol in the range of 7.0 × 10-7 to 1.0 × 10-4M, 6.0 × 10-6 to 2.0 × 10-4 M and 6.0 × 10-7 to 1.0 × 10-4 M,... 

    Determination of fentanyl in human plasma by head-space solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

    , Article Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis ; Volume 43, Issue 5 , 2007 , Pages 1763-1768 ; 07317085 (ISSN) Bagheri, H ; Es-haghi, A ; Khalilian, F ; Rouini, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2007
    Abstract
    A head-space solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) method coupled to GC-MS was developed to extract fentanyl from human plasma. The protein binding was reduced by acidification and, eventually, the sample was deproteinized with trichloroacetic acid. The parameters influencing adsorption (extraction time, temperature, pH and salt addition) and desorption (desorption time and temperature) of the analyte on the fibre were investigated and validated for method development. The developed method proved to be rapid, simple, easy and inexpensive and offers high sensitivity and reproducibility. Linear range was obtained from 0.1 ng/ml to 2 μg/ml. The limit of detection was 0.03 ng/ml while an... 

    Composite of methyl polysiloxane and avocado biochar as adsorbent for removal of ciprofloxacin from waters

    , Article Environmental Science and Pollution Research ; Volume 29, Issue 49 , 2022 , Pages 74823-74840 ; 09441344 (ISSN) Teixeira, R. A ; Lima, E. C ; Benetti, A. D ; Thue, P. S ; Lima, D. R ; Sher, F ; dos Reis, G. S ; Rabiee, N ; Seliem, M. K ; Abatal, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2022
    Abstract
    Two carbon composite materials were prepared by mixing avocado biochar and methyl polysiloxane (MK). Firstly, MK was dissolved in ethanol, and then the biochar was added at different times. In sample 1 (R1), the time of adding biochar was immediately after dissolving MK in ethanol, and in sample 2 (R2), after 48 h of MK dissolved in ethanol. The samples were characterized by nitrogen adsorption/desorption measurements obtaining specific surface areas (SBET) of 115 m2 g−1 (R1) and 580 m2 g−1 (R2). The adsorbents were further characterized using scanning electron microscopy, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, adsorption of vapors of n-heptane and water, thermal analysis, Bohem titration, pHpzc, and... 

    Preparation of new MOF-808/chitosan composite for Cr(VI) adsorption from aqueous solution: Experimental and DFT study

    , Article Carbohydrate Polymers ; Volume 288 , 2022 ; 01448617 (ISSN) Mirzaee Valadi, F ; Shahsavari, S ; Akbarzadeh, E ; Gholami, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2022
    Abstract
    In this study, a series of Zirconium-based MOF and chitosan composites (MOF-808/chitosan) were synthesized as efficient adsorbent for Cr(VI) ions elimination from aqueous solution. MOF-808/chitosan structure and morphology was characterized by FE-SEM, EDX, XRD, BET, zeta potential analysis, FT-IR, XPS techniques. The kinetic studies ascertained that Cr(VI) adsorption over MOF-808/chitosan followed pseudo-second-order kinetic model. The adsorption isotherms fitted the Langmuir isotherm model, implying on homogeneously adsorption of Cr(VI) on the surface of MOF-808/chitosan. According to the Langmuir model, the maximum capacity was obtained to be 320.0 mg/g at pH 5. Thermodynamic investigation... 

    Efficient removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous media by unmodified and modified nanodiamonds

    , Article Journal of Environmental Management ; Volume 316 , 2022 ; 03014797 (ISSN) Ahmadijokani, F ; Molavi, H ; Peyghambari, A ; Shojaei, A ; Rezakazemi, M ; Aminabhavi, T. M ; Arjmand, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Academic Press  2022
    Abstract
    This article deals with the adsorption performances of the unmodified nanodiamond (ND) and thermally oxidized nanodiamond (Ox-ND) for the removal of different heavy metal ions such as Fe (III), Cu (II), Cr (VI), and Cd (II) from wastewater. The adsorption capacities of the ions onto adsorbents are higher and follow the order: Ox-ND-3 > Ox-ND-1.5 > ND, which is consistent with their surface areas, zeta potentials, and the presence of carboxyl groups, suggesting that electrostatic attractions between the positive metal ions and the negatively charged adsorbents are the predominant adsorption mechanisms. Adsorption capacities of these adsorbents were found to be 26.8, 31.3, and 45.7 mg/g for Fe... 

    Miniaturized salting-out liquid-liquid extraction in a coupled-syringe system combined with HPLC-UV for extraction and determination of sulfanilamide

    , Article Talanta ; Vol. 121 , April , 2014 , pp. 199-204 ; ISSN: 00399140 Sereshti, H ; Khosraviani, M ; Sadegh Amini-Fazl, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In salting-out liquid-liquid extraction (SALLE) technique, water-miscible organic solvents are used for extraction of polar analytes from saline solutions. In this study, for the first time, a coupled 1-mL syringes system was utilized to perform a miniaturized SALLE method. Sulfanilamide antibiotic was extracted and determined via the developed method followed by high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV). The extraction process was carried out by rapid shooting of acetonitrile as extraction solvent (syringe B) into saline aqueous sample solution (syringe A), and then the shooting was repeated several times at a rate of 1 cycle s-1. Thereby, an extremely large... 

    Temperature: the "ignored" factor at the nanobio interface

    , Article ACS Nano ; Volume 7, Issue 8 , 2013 , Pages 6555-6562 ; 19360851 (ISSN) Mahmoudi, M ; Abdelmonem, A. M ; Behzadi, S ; Clement, J. H ; Dutz, S ; Ejtehadi, M. R ; Hartmann, R ; Kantner, K ; Linne, U ; Maffre, P ; Metzler, S ; Moghadam, M. K ; Pfeiffer, C ; Rezaei, M ; Ruiz-Lozano, P ; Serpooshan, V ; Shokrgozar, M. A ; Nienhaus, G. U ; Parak, W. J ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Upon incorporation of nanoparticles (NPs) into the body, they are exposed to biological fluids, and their interaction with the dissolved biomolecules leads to the formation of the so-called protein corona on the surface of the NPs. The composition of the corona plays a crucial role in the biological fate of the NPs. While the effects of various physicochemical parameters on the composition of the corona have been explored in depth, the role of temperature upon its formation has received much less attention. In this work, we have probed the effect of temperature on the protein composition on the surface of a set of NPs with various surface chemistries and electric charges. Our results... 

    Removal of toxic heavy metal ions from waste water by functionalized magnetic core-zeolitic shell nanocomposites as adsorbents

    , Article Environmental Science and Pollution Research ; Volume 20, Issue 6 , 2013 , Pages 3900-3909 ; 09441344 (ISSN) Padervand, M ; Gholami, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Functionalized magnetic core-zeolitic shell nanocomposites were prepared via hydrothermal and precipitation methods. The products were characterized by vibrating sample magnetometer, X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms, and transmission electron microscopy analysis. The growth of mordenite nanocrystals on the outer surface of silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles at the presence of organic templates was well approved. The removal performance and the selectivity of mixed metal ions (Pb2+ and Cd2+) in aqueous solution were investigated via the sorption process. The batch method was employed to study the sorption kinetic,... 

    The effect of poly(ethylene glycol) coating on colloidal stability of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as potential MRI contrast agent

    , Article International Journal of Pharmaceutics ; Volume 433, Issue 1-2 , 2012 , Pages 129-141 ; 03785173 (ISSN) Masoudi, A ; Madaah Hosseini, H. R ; Shokrgozar, M. A ; Ahmadi, R ; Oghabian, M. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    Superparamganetic iron oxide-based contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have offered new possibility for early detection of lymph nodes and their metastases. According to important role of nanoparticle size in biodistribution, magnetite nanoparticles coated with different polyethylene glycol (PEG) concentrations up to 10/1 PEG/iron oxide weight ratio in an ex situ manner. To predict the PEG-coated nanoparticle behavior in biological media, such as blood stream or tissue, colloidal stability evaluation was performed to estimate the coating endurance in different conditions. Accordingly, optical absorbance measurements were conducted in solutions with different values of pH and...