VOL-1 ISSUE-1, April 2017

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1.Design of atrazine containing polysaccharide based slow release formulations to control environmental hazards

By Baljit Singh,* Devender Kumar Sharma, Abhishek Dhiman

Pages : 1-9

Slow release atrazine containing alginate-agar based bead formulations have been prepared and characterized by SEM, FTIR and swelling studies. The release of atrazine from the beads occurred through non-Fickian diffusion mechanism. The release of atrazine from the beads in the soil has been observed slower and lesser in soil as compared to the in vitro release.

2.Synthetic Methods for Novel Benzofuran Derivatives and their Biological Activities

By Bidyut Kumar Senapati

Pages : 10-15

Benzofuran is the heterocyclic compound consisting of fused benzene and furan rings. The benzofuran moiety is widely distributed in both natural and artificial molecules. Substituted benzofurans are pharmaceutically important heterocycles that display numerous biological activities such as antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-HIV, anticancer, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory activities. Some derivatives of benzofurans are also used as organic materials due to their optical and electronic properties.

3.Study of Antioxidant Property of the Tuber Extract of Habenaria Edgeworthii (Vrddhi) and its use in the green synthesis of Gold nanoparticles

By Braja Gopal Bag,* Abir Chandan Barai

Pages : 16-20

The antioxidant activity of the tuber extract of Habenaria edgeworthii (commonly known as Vrddhi) has been studied against a long lived 2,2-diphenylpicrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical at room temperature. The tuber extract has been utilized for the synthesis of stable gold nanoparticles at room temperature under very mild conditions. The synthesized gold nanoparticles were characterized by spectroscopic and electron microscopic techniques.

4.External-stimuli responsiveness of self-assembled supramolecular architectures

By Rakhi Majumdar

Pages : 21-28

Supramolecular materials are dynamic in nature which can reversibly dissociate and associate, deconstruct and reconstruct in response to external stimulus. These adaptive supramolecular materials are the materials of future which have shown a new path towards the chemistry of advanced and complex matter. In recent years these supramolecular materials are in the centre of attraction due to its wide range of applications in diversified fields like drug delivery, nanoelectronics, shape memory devi

5.Green synthesis of metal nanoparticles using plant phytochemicals and their potential applications

By Shib Shankar Dash

Pages : 29-37

In this review, I have addressed the one step facile synthesis of metal nanoparticles using different plant extracts, various methods of characterization and applications of metal nanoparticles.

6.Temperature Dependent Magnetic Susceptibility and Equilibrium Studies in Solution: Evans’s Method

By Dipesh Ghosh

Pages : 38-42

The chemical shift in a solvent caused by the presence of a paramagnetic species and the temperature dependence of the chemical shift difference to determine the temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility can be studied using Evans method. The method is very useful because a common NMR instrument, easily accessible in a department of chemistry, allows the accurate measurement of paramagnetic susceptibilities. The present review highlights planar (S = 0) and octahedral (S = 1) forms of Ni(II)

7.Self-assembly study of ammonium oleanolate and generation of gel–gold nanoparticle hybrid material

By Braja Gopal Bag*, Subhajit Das

Pages : 43-47

A solution of oleanolic acid, a renewable nano-sized monohydroxy triterpenic acid in tetrahydrofuran, transformed into a gel instantly at room temperature on treatment with aqueous ammonia. Study of the self-assembly properties of ammonium oleanolate in water and aqueous solvent mixtures indicated that it self-assembles in the aqueous solvent mixtures forming gels in DMSO-water and DMF-water. Fibrillar networks with optical birefringence properties were observed by polarized optical microscop

8.Nanotechnology in psoriasis

By Voshavar Chandrashekhar, Srujan Marepally*

Pages : 48-53

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease with a substantial negative impact on the patient’s quality of life. To date, a wide range of treatment options such as topical delivery of corticosteroids, vitamin D derivatives, phototherapy, and administration of immuno-modulators are available. However, these approaches have major limitations such as a plethora of side effects and skin develops resistance to treatments over time. In addition, therapeutic outcome of psoriasis treatments also ca