VOL-2 ISSUE-1, January 2018


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1.Terpenoids in Early 21st Century: From Renewable Functional Nano-entities to Advanced Materials

By Braja Gopal Bag, Subhajit Das, Sk Nurul Hasan, Abir Chandan Barai, Subrata Ghorai, Saikat K. Panja, Chhabi Garai, Sanjit Santra

Pages : 1-23


In this review, we have discussed the isolation of seven terpenoids from plants and their self-assembly properties in different liquids, even without functional transformation. The utilization of the resulting supramolecular architectures such as vesicles, spheres, flowers and fibrillar networks of nano- to micro-meter dimensions and gels have also been discussed paving the way for a green, renewable and sustainable world.


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2.Critical vesicular concentration (CVC) of arjunolic acid in DMSO-water using hydrophobic pyrene as a fluorescent probe

By Subrata Ghorai, Kanchana Dilrukshi Wijesekera, Mayuri Tharanga Napagoda, Braja Gopal Bag

Pages : 24-27


Self-assembly of arjunolic acid, a naturally occurring 6-6-6-6-6 trihydroxytriterpenic acid, in bilary liquid mixtures has been reported yielding vesicles of nano to micrometer diameters. Critical vesicular concentration (cvc) of arjunolic acid is reported here using the fluorescence probe of pyrene monomer. The cvc determined by this method in DMSO-water binary liquid mixtures at 2:1, 1:1, and 1:4 v/v ratio were determined to be 68 M, 57 M and 49 M respectively showing a lowering in the cv


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