Journal of World Business
Drawing on institutional economics, this article investigates how different contexts condition the prevalence of export-oriented entrepreneurship, which affects economic growth. We place emphasis on the differences between developed and developing countries through interaction effects that allow us to test for differential validity. Using simultane...
Materials Today Proceedings
The aim of the present work is to demonstrate the importance of foamy slag practice during steelmaking in electric arc furnaces (EAF). Steel making practices with foamy slag in the EAF not only reduces the energy consumption but it also protects the refractory materials of furnace linings from the high energy intensity generated by electrodes. It a...
Colloids and Surfaces B Biointerfaces
The delivery of bio-active molecules through the skin is challenging given the complex structure of its outer layer, the stratum corneum. Here we explore the possibility to encapsulate natural compounds into nanocarriers containing permeation enhancers that can affect the fluidity of the stratum corneum lipids. This approach is expected to facilita...
Shape-shifting molecules such as bullvalene undergo rapid structural reorganizations via degenerate Cope rearrangements. Here, we obtain accurate CCSD(T)/CBS barrier heights and reaction energies for a wide range of Cope rearrangements in substituted bullvalenes (C10H9R, R = NH3, OH, CH3, H, F, Cl, SH, and CN). We use this benchmark dataset to eval...
The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CG-MRSA) emerged in the 1990s as a global community pathogen primarily involved in skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) and pneumonia. To date, the CG-MRSA SSTI burden in Latin America (LA) has not been assessed.
The main objective of this study was to repo...
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Development, optimisation and qualification of welding and additive manufacturing procedures to date have largely been undertaken on an experimental trial and error basis, which imposes significant costs. Numerical simulations are acknowledged as a promising alternative to experiments, and can improve the understanding of the complex process behavi...
Applied Surface Science
The Science of The Total Environment
Despite growing applications of molybdenum(IV) sulfide (MoS2) nano- and microparticles in their capacity as lubricants, data available on their safety are scarce. In this study the effect of MoS2 nano- and microparticles after single intratracheal instillation in rats has been analyzed. MoS2 suspensions were administered at the dose of 1.5 or 5 mg ...
Chemical Physics Letters
Benchmark reaction barrier heights for the degenerate Cope rearrangements in the highly fluxional bullvalene and semibullvalene hydrocarbon cages are obtained at the CCSDT(Q) level close to the one-particle basis set limit and include inner-shell, scalar-relativistic, and Born-Oppenheimer corrections. Our best theoretical CCSDT(Q) Gibbs free reacti...
The Lancet Infectious Diseases