SN Applied Sciences
Two geopolymer binders that did not exhibit efflorescence, even after partial immersion in water for more than 45 days were successfully obtained from a mixture of aluminosilicates (kaolin and bauxite) with talc, and a mixture solution of potassium hydroxide and potassium silicate. Leaching tests in water were not able to quantify the occurrence of...
Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Many patients diagnosed with advanced cancer have malignant pleural effusion that does not respond to chemotherapy or radiation therapy. These patients often have respiratory symptoms, especially dyspnea. In order to relieve these symptoms, various procedures including chemical pleurodesis have been performed. Although talc is the most widely used ...
Naturally occurring phyllosilicate minerals such as talc and vermiculite in conjunction with n-tetra butyl ammonium bromide (TBAB) co-catalyst were found to be efficient in the coupling of CO2 with epoxides to form cyclic carbonates. The reaction was carried out in a pressurized autoclave reactor at moderate pressures of 10–35 bars and temperatures...
Bioprocess and biosystems engineering
Schizophyllum commune is a wood-rotting filamentous fungus that secrets a homopolysaccharide called as schizophyllan. Schizophyllan has several applications such as enhanced oil recovery, pharmaceutical materials and an anti-cancer drug carrier. Biomass growth and schizophyllan production increase the viscosity of the cultivation medium, thus resul...
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Slow-slip events frequently occur, but regular earthquakes are much less active on the H2O fluid-rich subduction interface at depths of ~ 40 km. The characteristic duration for silent earthquakes, which are categorized as the great slow-slip events, is more than five orders of magnitude longer than that for regular earthquakes. Such phenomena are o...
Particle and Fibre Toxicology
BackgroundTalc, a hydrous magnesium silicate, often used for genital hygiene purposes, is associated with ovarian carcinoma in case-control studies. Its potential to cause inflammation, injury, and functional changes in cells has been described. A complication of such studies is that talc preparations may be contaminated with other materials. A pre...
Talc is widely distributed over the Earth’s surface and is predicted to be formed in various tectonic settings. Talc is a very soft and anisotropic sheet silicate showing very low friction behavior. Therefore, the formation of talc is expected to weaken the strength of talc-bearing rocks and may be associated with the initiation of subduction, and ...
Materials science; High-density polyethylene, Talc, Melt viscosity, Melt density, Die swell
The pursuit of polymer parts produced through foam injection moulding (FIM) that have a comparable surface roughness to conventionally processed components are of major relevance to expand the application of FIM. Within this study, 22% talc-filled copolymer polypropylene (PP) parts were produced through FIM using both a physical and chemical blowin...
Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control
The present study focuses on the evaluation of the potential of a Tunisian Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) isolate named Hr1, isolated from dead and diseased pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae under laboratory and field semi-controlled conditions. The bacterial strain Hr1 showed an insecticidal activity against the p...