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Sheridan R.S.,University of Nevada, Reno
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2013
The chemistry and electronic structures of heteroarylcarbenes have played significant roles in the fundamental understanding of carbenes in general. The six-membered ring heteroarylcarbenes are exemplified by the 2-, 3-, and 4-pyridylcarbenes, 7, 8, and 9, respectively. More extensive work has been carried out on the solution photochemistry of the pyridyl-3-chlorodiazirines, where chlorine stabilizes the singlet state of the carbenes, and the halodiazirines have less tendency to rearrange to diazo compounds. The 2-PyrCCl and 3-PyrCCl carbenes could be detected directly by laser flash photolysis (LFP). The intimate details of the dynamics in the heteroarylcarbene rearrangements are still incompletely understood. In particular, bicyclic intermediates such as 117 and 308 are generally elusive and directly observable in only select cases at low temperatures. Source
University of Nevada, Reno | Date: 2014-06-25
In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a computer implemented method of determining energy expenditure associated with a users movement. A plurality of video images of a subject are obtained. From the plurality of video images, a first location is determined of a first joint of the subject at a first time. From the plurality of video images, a second location is determined of the first joint of the subject at a second time. The movement of the first joint of the subject between the first and second location is associated with an energy associated with the movement.
University of Nevada, Reno | Date: 2014-01-28
Disclosed herein are methods of inhibiting sperm motility. In some embodiments, a method of inhibiting sperm motility includes contacting a sperm with an effective amount of 3BP, thereby inhibiting sperm motility. Also disclosed herein are methods of contraception. In some embodiments, a method of contraception includes administering an effective amount of 3BP to the vagina so that sperm in contact with 3BP change their swimming patterns, which are incompatible with fertilization, thus preventing pregnancy. In one embodiment, a method includes topical application of 3BP to the penis in an amount effective to cause complete loss of motility of ejaculated sperm during sexual intercourse, thereby achieving contraception. In some examples, 3BP is administered as a spermicide in the forms of a jelly (gel), films, sponges, foams and timed-release mesh. In some examples, condoms are coated with 3BP-containing lubricant to achieve contraception.
University of Nevada, Reno | Date: 2015-03-10
A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a piezoelectric element disposed on the cantilevered probe. The piezoelectric element can be configured as a detector and/or an actuator. Detection can include, for example, detecting a movement of the cantilevered probe or a property of the cantilevered probe. The movement or a change in the property of the cantilevered probe can occur, for example, by adsorption of the target material, desorption of the target material, reaction of the target material and/or phase change of the target material. Examples of detectable movements and properties include temperature shifts, impedance shifts, and resonant frequency shifts of the cantilevered probe. The overall chemical detection system can be incorporated, for example, into a handheld explosive material detection system.
University of Nevada, Reno | Date: 2015-07-31
The present disclosure concerns embodiments of a catalyst system, such as a mixed catalyst composition, that can be used to make biofuel. In some embodiments, the mixed catalyst composition can comprise an inorganic catalyst and an organic catalyst, such as a cyclic organic catalyst. In particular disclosed embodiments, a mixed catalyst composition comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of an inorganic catalyst and an organic catalyst can be used to enhance the production of biofuel, such as biodiesel, by reducing the amount of time needed to make the biofuel as compared to that needed for the inorganic catalyst or the organic catalyst independently. Also disclosed herein are combinations and kits comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of embodiments of a mixed catalyst composition.