Glass Physics and Chemistry, 2017, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 298–301

A. A. Razumtsev, Yu. S. Tver’yanovich, Fahd S. Khan, I. E. Kolesnikov, and A. V. Kurochkin

«Spectral Properties of Glass (15Ga2S3 · 85GeS2) Doped with Erbium»

Glass Physics and Chemistry, 2017, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 298–301

DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.11.038

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For chalcogenide glasses in the system (1 – x)[0.15Ga2S3 · 0.85GeS2] · xEr2S3, the absorption and luminescence spectra are investigated and the X-ray diffraction analysis is performed. A small shift in the position of the erbium absorption band with the increase of its content in the glass indicates the decrease of the effective charge on it, while the negligible changes in the angle position of the first sharp diffraction peak points to the constancy of the glass’s intermediate-order parameter. The possibility of describing the dependence of the intensity of erbium luminescence on its concentration using the earlier suggested equation has been discussed.

 

Journal of Molecular Liquids Volume 230, March 2017, Pages 113–120

V.S. Fundamensky, T.A. Kochina, Y.A. Kondratenko, A.A. Zolotarev, Yu.G. Vlasov, I.S. Ignatyev

Ionic liquids based on triethanolammonium salts of dicarboxylic acids (oxalic, malonic, succinic). Crystal structure and cation-anion interaction

Journal of Molecular Liquids Volume 230, March 2017, Pages 113–120

DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2016.12.111

The series of ionic liquids based on triethanolammonium salts of dicarboxylic acids (oxalic, malonic and succinic) was synthesized, characterized by IR and H1, C13 NMR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Their structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. It was found that triethanolammonium [(HOCH2CH2)3NH]+ cations in salts of oxalic (1), malonic (2) and succinic acids (3) containing monoanions [OOC(CH2)nCOOH]- (n=0-2) have the endo conformation and the ammonium proton (Ham) resides inside the “lampshade” formed by three CH2CH2OH branches connected with nitrogen atom. The asymmetric cell of the second modification of the succinic acid salt (4) includes two triethanolammonium cations and a succinate dianion [(HOCH2CH2)3NH]2+[OOC(CH2)2COO]2-. In this salt (4) one CH2CH2OH branch of the triethanolammonium cation is rotated around the N-C bond (endo-exo conformation) and forms infinite TEA chains. This pattern was firstly found in organic salts of TEA. The obtained results show that different structures of triethanolammonium cations in the salts of dicarboxylic acids have significant influence on the cation-anion interaction.

17.03.2017 в РЦ ОЛМИВ состоялся визит сотрудников отдела научно-технической экспертизы Государственного Эрмитажа: Гавриленко Л.С.Ю Григорьева И.А., Чугунова К.С. и Одриковская А.Ю. Обсуждались вопросы научно-технического сотрудничества.

 

Journal of Structural Chemistry. Vol. 58, No. 2, March 2017, pp. 399-405

S. V. Paston, A. M. Polyanichko, O. V. Shulenina

STUDY OF DNA INTERACTIONS WITH Cu2+ AND Mg2+ IONS IN THE PRESENCE OF CAFFEINE

Journal of Structural Chemistry. Vol. 58, No. 2, March 2017, pp. 399-405

DOI: 10.1134/S0022476617020263

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A study of caffeine effects on the complexation of the DNA molecule with Cu2+ and Mg2+ ions in solution is presented. DNA binding with cations and caffeine is traced from changes in DNA circular dichroism and UV absorption spectra. The complexation of caffeine with M2+ ions is studied by IR spectroscopy. Caffeine is found to form complexes of different structure with Mg2+ and Cu2+ ions in solution. In the presence of caffeine, DNA solutions with MCl2 show signs of formation of intricate complexes involving nitrogenous bases. In DNA solutions with CuCl2, the presence of caffeine causes additional destabilization of the secondary DNA structure. In DNA solutions with MgCl2, the presence of caffeine leads to the formation of new complexes with the participation of Mg2+, caffeine, and bases without disrupting the secondary DNA structure.

Materials Chemistry and Physics Volume 189, March 2017, Pages 245-251

D.V. Mamonova, I.E. Kolesnikov, A.A. Manshina, M.D. Mikhailov, V.M. Smirnov

Modified Pechini method for the synthesis of weakly-agglomerated nanocrystalline yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) powders

Materials Chemistry and Physics Volume 189, March 2017, Pages 245-251

DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2016.12.025

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Modification of Pechini method for synthesis of weakly agglomerated yttrium aluminum garnet powder has been presented. Modified synthesis procedure is based on an additional calcination process in KCl melt at 1000 ˚C and allows obtaining weaker agglomeration of nanoparticles. Structure, morphology and particle size have been defined using scanning electron microscopy technique, X-ray diffraction, and static light scattering. Adsorption ability of powders has also been studied. Diffraction patterns of samples confirm existence of only one YAG phase; the average size of particles is about 200 nm. The size of coherent-scattering regions was determined to be 40−50 nm. Steady-state luminescence properties and lifetimes of nanocristalline YAG:Eu3+ powders synthesized by standard and modified Pechini techniques were compared.