• Message from the Director – End of the Year Wrap Up

    Amazingly, another year is drawing to a close – it is hard to believe that 20 years ago we were worried about Y2K!  The end of every year brings a time for reflection on the current year and anticipation fo...
  • Magnesium gel polymer electrolyte for solid-state batteries

    Mg ion-conducting gels are getting more attention recently by the research communities in the field of rechargeable batteries using sustainable solid electrolytes.   Better electron uptake density for good ionic ...
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  • cheap white fused alumina suppliers in china

    There are grain size requirements for carbon materials. The particle size is too fine, the flying loss and the loss caused by combustion in the furnace mouth are relatively large. The particle size is too coarse, the ...
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  • high quality brown fused alumina manufacturer

    Since alumina powder can be used as a raw material for brown fused alumina, alumina powder must be stronger than other materials, and its effect on white corundum is also very large. Therefore, we will start with the ...
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  • Event Announcements

    December 10, 2019:  Annual Holiday Reception.  We will be honoring our 50- and 60-year members, as well as the University of Nevada, Reno chemistry graduate and undergraduate student researchers of the year....
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  • 2019 Section Meetings & Events

    February 26, 2019, "The Evolving Periodic Table (ACS Program-in-a-Box)," Location: Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno. (co-hosted with UNR SASI student organization). April 12, 2019, meet & gree...
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  • PLGA from PolySciTech Used in Research on Nanoparticle Generation Methods

    There are many methods to generate nanoparticles and they all vary based on the quality of the particles as well as the scalability and control of the method. Recently, researchers at American University of Sharjah (U...
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  • PLGA-PEG-PLGA Thermogel from PolySciTech Used in Development of Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

    Traumatic injuries to the spinal column typically occur due to trauma (vehicular/sports accident) which damages or severs the nerves in the spine. Since neural tissue does not repair itself the same way as other tissu...
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  • “Opportunities and Challenges” in the development of the HDACs targets for tumor drugs

    The development of inhibitors of Histone deacelytase (HDAC) is currently one of the hot spots, but the indications for the five drugs currently on the market are limited to the peripheral T-cell lymphoma and...
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  • Valedia-Five kinds of plant extracts

    Pre-diabetes is an increasingly common public health problem that has been recognized by international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the American Diabetes Association, and the International Diab...
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  • PLGA-PEG-PLGA Thermogelling polymers from PolySciTech used In Development of Hyaluronic Acid Delivery System.

    Block copolymers can be used to develop thermogelling systems which are liquid at cold temperatures and turn solid when the temperature increases. One practical application of this phenomenon is drug delivery in which...
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  • Technical White-Paper on PLGA/PLA/PLCL degradation properties available from PolySciTech

    Biodegradable polymers such as PLGA are all alkyl polyesters which undergo hydrolysis to break down into residues and oligomers. The time over which this process occurs varies widely based on the molecular weight and ...
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  • 29th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials. METAL 2020

    29th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials - METAL 2020 registration is open and papers intended to conference proceedings METAL 2019 are currently subject to review processing. Conference proceedi...
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  • November Local Section Meeting!

    Hello, NW Ohio Chemists! Our final Northwest Central Ohio local ACS section event is scheduled for this coming Wednesday evening (November 20th) on the campus of Ohio Northern University. Our guest speaker for the eve...
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  • Seeking chemical help.

    I currently need help creating a formula for a product that I plan to sell. I don’t work in chemistry but was hoping there was someone who could help with the written portion of the product. It has to do with si...
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  • PLGA from PolySciTech used in optimization of nanoparticle encapsulation of chemotherapeutic agent.

    The single-emulsion technique is a widely used methodology to form nanoparticles when the drug to be loaded is hydrophobic enough to be directly dissolved into the organic solvent along with the polymer. The exact siz...
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  • mPEG-PLA and PLA-PEG-COOH from PolySciTech used in development of prostate cancer therapy

    Ensuring appropriate delivery of drug molecules to the location of action is critical for their efficacy. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men and can be aggressive and spread. This type of...
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  • mPEG-PLA from PolySciTech used in development of continuous nanoparticle generation system for large-scale nanoparticle production

    Nanoparticles are generated by the carefully controlled solvent extraction of a polymer solution under emulsifying conditions which causes the polymer to self-form into small spheres (nanoparticles). There are many wa...
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  • PLGA from PolySciTech used in study on nanoparticle biodistribution based on particle size.

    When nanoparticles are injected into a body several competing forces come into play which drive their motion. There are many features which affect this localization one of which is relative size of the particles. Rece...
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  • Polylactide from PolySciTech used in analysis of temperature and humidity effects on polymer mechanical behavior.

    Polymers can be visualized as long chains. The chains can be in a random jumble (amorphous) or neatly lined up and stacked tightly together (crystalline) or various combinations in between. The degree of organization ...
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