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Applications of nanomanipulation coupled to nanospray mass spectrometry in trace fiber analysis and cellular lipid analysis.

Applications of nanomanipulation coupled to nanospray mass spectrometry in trace fiber analysis and cellular lipid analysis.

Date: December 2008
Creator: Ledbetter, Nicole
Description: The novel instrumentation of nanomanipulation coupled to nanospray mass spectrometry and its applications are presented. The nanomanipulator has the resolution of 10nm step sizes allowing for specific fine movement used to probe and characterize objects of interest. Nanospray mass spectrometry only needs a minimum sample volume of 300nl and a minimum sample size of 300attograms to analyze an analyte making it the ideal instrument to couple to nanomanipulation. The nanomanipulator is mounted to an inverted microscope and consists of 4 nano-positioners; these nano-positioners hold end-effectors and other tools used for manipulation. This original coupling has been used to enhance the current abilities of cellular probing and trace fiber analysis. Experiments have been performed to demonstrate the functionality of this instrument and its capabilities. Histidine and caffeine have been sampled directly from single fibers and analyzed. Lipid bodies from cotton seeds have been sampled indirectly and analyzed. The few applications demonstrated are only the beginning of nanomanipulation coupled to nanospray mass spectrometry and the possible applications are numerous especially with the ability to design and fabricate new end-effectors with unique abilities. Future study will be done to further the applications in direct cellular probing including toxicology studies and organelle analysis of ...
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The Ascorbic Acid Metabolism of Fifty College Women in the North Texas State Teachers College

The Ascorbic Acid Metabolism of Fifty College Women in the North Texas State Teachers College

Date: 1943
Creator: Harshbarger, Marjorie
Description: A study of the ascorbic acid metabolism of a group of fifty college women in the North Texas State Teachers College between the months of April and July, 1943.
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Attempted Synthesis of 5,5-di(2-thienyl)barbituric acid

Attempted Synthesis of 5,5-di(2-thienyl)barbituric acid

Date: 1944
Creator: Pickard, Porter Louis
Description: This study is an attempted synthesis of dithienyl barbituric acid.
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Attempted Synthesis of 5-Allyl-5-(2-Thienyl)-Barbituric Acid

Attempted Synthesis of 5-Allyl-5-(2-Thienyl)-Barbituric Acid

Date: 1947
Creator: Skinner, Charles Gordon
Description: This thesis describes attempts to synthesize 5-allyl-5-(2-thienyl)-barbituric acid as an improved anticonvulsant.
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Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of 1,7- & 1,9-dibromopentacyclo[5.4.0.02,6.03,10.05,9]undecane-8,11-dione

Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of 1,7- & 1,9-dibromopentacyclo[5.4.0.02,6.03,10.05,9]undecane-8,11-dione

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Date: May 2004
Creator: Akinola, Adeniyi O.
Description: Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 1,9-dibromopentacyclo[5.4.0.02,6.03,10.05,9]undecane-8,11-dione (1,9-dibromo-PCU-8,11-dione) was performed by using an excess amount of m-chloroperbenzoic acid (3 equivalents) and resulted in the formation of the corresponding monolactone. The reaction would not proceed to the dilactone stage. The structure of the reaction product was established unequivocally via single crystal X-ray diffraction. Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 1,9-dibromo-PCU-8,11-dione using ceric ammonium nitrate (CAN) was also performed and afforded a mixture of lactones. Only one of these lactones, which also contained an alkene functionality, could be isolated and characterized. 1,7-dibromo-PCU-8,11-dione was also reacted with CAN, yielding the mono-lactone, which has also been characterized.
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Barbituric Acids as Anticonvulsants.  IV.  5-Substituted-Mercapto Derivatives of 5-Phenylbarbituric Acids.

Barbituric Acids as Anticonvulsants. IV. 5-Substituted-Mercapto Derivatives of 5-Phenylbarbituric Acids.

Date: 1951
Creator: Shahan, Howard Wayne
Description: This study involves compounds of the barbituric acid series are well known for their use as anesthetics and sedatives.
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Barbituric Acids. VI. 5-substituted-mercapto Derivatives of 5-ethylbarbituric Acid

Barbituric Acids. VI. 5-substituted-mercapto Derivatives of 5-ethylbarbituric Acid

Date: June 1954
Creator: Jeanes, Cecil Byron
Description: The reaction of 5-bromo-5-ethylbarbituric acid with mercaptan and pyridine in cold ether solution was studied and was found to be satisfactory for the preparation of the compounds reported in this work.
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Barbituric Acids.  VII.  5-alkyl-derivatives of 5-ethoxy-barbituric Acid

Barbituric Acids. VII. 5-alkyl-derivatives of 5-ethoxy-barbituric Acid

Date: January 1955
Creator: Hyde, Harold Wayne
Description: A great deal of research has been devoted in recent years to the search for new drugs for the treatment of epilepsy and related convulsive disorders. This emphasis is occasioned by the fact that no one drug is effective for all patients, and also by the fact that the toxicity of a drug varies considerably from one patient to another. Among the most effective drugs are certain members of the hydantoin and barbituric acid series. For some time there has been in progress in this laboratory an investigation of members of these two series in which a hetro atom attached directly to the hetrocyclic nucleus is introduced into the side chain at position five of these two series.
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Barbituric Acids. VIII. 5-substituted-5-(1-pyrrolidyl)barbituric Acids

Barbituric Acids. VIII. 5-substituted-5-(1-pyrrolidyl)barbituric Acids

Date: 1957
Creator: Compton, Ross Davis
Description: The purpose of this investigation then was the preparation of a series of 5-substituted-5-(1-pyrrolidyl)barbituric acids in which R would consist of alkyl groups ranging in size from methyl to amyl, and other groups such as phenyl and benzyl. These compounds are to be tested elsewhere for hypnotic and anticonvulsant activity.
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Barbituric Acids.  V.  5-substituted-mercapto Derivatives of 5-isoamylbarbituric Acid

Barbituric Acids. V. 5-substituted-mercapto Derivatives of 5-isoamylbarbituric Acid

Date: August 1952
Creator: Peterson, Paul Eugene
Description: Since no mention has been found in the literature of any 5-substituted mercapto-5-alkyl derivatives of barbituric acid, it was thought to be of interest to prepare a series of compounds containing sulfur attached directly to the barbituric acid nucleus. 5-substituted mercapto-5-isoamylbarbituric acids were chosen as representative of barbituric acids in which the alkyl group has a fairly high molecular weight.
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