Structural, Topographical and Optoelectronic Properties of ZnIn2S4 Thin Films Deposited from Dual Source Using Aerosol Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition (AACVD) Technique

The ZnIn2S4 (ZIS) thin films have been successfully developed from a homogeneous toluene solution of dithiocarbamate complexes of zinc and indium with formula [Zn(S2CNCy2)2(py)] (1) and [In(S2CNCy2)3].2py (2) via aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition (AACVD) technique. Deposition experiments were carried out at 500oC in an inert atmosphere of argon gas on FTO substrate. The X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and Raman spectroscopy have been used for the determination of phase purity, surface topography of th..read more


Umar Daraz, Tariq Mahmood Ansari, Shafique Ahmad Arain,..

Characterization of Sol-gel Prepared Silica Supported NiO-CuO Composites

Silica (SiO2) supported nickel oxide-copper oxide (NiO-CuO) composites were synthesized through alkoxide route of sol-gel process using tetraethyl ortthosilicate (TEOS), nickel nitrate hexahydrate and copper nitrate trihydrate as precursors. A series of different compositions were prepared varying NiO:CuO molar ratios keeping all other process parameters constant. The gels thus obtained were calcined at a moderate temperature i.e. 500ºC for one hour. The crystal structure and thermal stability of metal oxide particles embedded in silica matrix were studied using X-ray diffraction technique (XR..read more


Samreen Zahra, Dr. Narjis Naz, Dr. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehm..

Rapid and Sensitive Bioanalytical Method Development and Validation for Quantification of Metoprolol Using LC-MS/MS in Human Plasma

A novel, accurate, simple and selective LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for the determination of metoprolol in human plasma. Due to structural resemblance Propranolol was selected as internal standard. Anti coagulant used was K2 EDTA. Metoprolol, used in the therapy and management of hypertension, myocardial infraction and other cardio vascular diseases. Liquid – liquid extraction technique with tert-butyl methyl ether was applied for the extraction of analyte from human plasma. Kromasil C18 column (5µ, 100 × 4.6 mm) with an isocratic mobile phase of 5mM Ammonium Formate pH 3.5 and..read more


Beludari Mohammed Ishaq, Lingareddygari Siva Sanker Red..

Interaction of Nitroglycerin with Bovine Serum Albumin and the Influence of Metal Ions on the Binding

The effect of Cu2+, Ca2+, Mg2+and Zn2+ on the interaction between nitroglycerin and bovine serum albumin was investigated. The bimolecular quenching rate constant, the Stern-Volmer quenching constant, the binding constants and the number of binding sites were calculated in the absence and presence of Cu2+, Ca2+, Mg2+and Zn2+. The quenching constants of nitroglycerin to bovine serum albumin were increased in the presence of metal ions. Static quenching mechanism was also confirmed. The binding constants of nitroglycerin to bovine serum albumin were influenced by different metal ions. The enthal..read more


Chengman Bao, Jialian Wang, Xuehong Tong, Chunli Zhang,..

Potassium-Promoted Three-Dimensional Mesoporous Pt/MnO2 for Formaldehyde Elimination at Zero Degree

In this work, three-dimensional mesoporous MnO2, K/MnO2, Pt/MnO2 and K-Pt/MnO2 catalysts were prepared through hard-template method. The additional K/Pt had significantly improved the HCHO oxidation activity. The K-Pt/MnO2 catalyzed complete HCHO oxidation was achieved at 0℃ with space velocity (GHSV) at 50000 ml/(g·h). With the excellent catalytic performance, K-Pt/MnO2 exhibited a higher ratio of Oads(surface adsorbed oxygen)/Olatt(surface lattice oxygen) and Mn3+/Mn4+ ions than the other catalysts. Meanwhile, it was still stable after running a 70h reaction. Overall, the K-Pt/MnO2 was a pro..read more


Shengnan Guan, Wenzhi Li, Jianru Ma, Qingchuan Liu, Kun..

Novel Synthesis Method, Characterization and Bioactivities of a Copper(Ⅱ)-Hesperetin Complex Using Ion Exchange Column

A copper(Ⅱ)-hesperetin complex formulated as [Cu(L)2(H2O)2]·H2O ("L" represented the ligand hesperetin) was synthesized using a novel ion-exchanging resin column method, based on the integration of the separation of hesperetin on hesperetin-loaded resins and the reaction of hesperetin with Cu2+ using CuCl2 as an eluent and reacting reagent. The feasibility of this new method was testified firstly. Results indicated the D296 macroporous strong basic anion exchange resin could effectively adsorb hesperetin and the saturated adsorption capacity was 143.5 mg per mL resin. The favorable concentrati..read more


Huan Wang, Boru Chen and Siming Zhu..

Molecular Docking Studies on Gingerol Analogues toward Mushroom Tyrosinase

The gingerol presents the starting point of our work which aims to discover new inhibitors of the tyrosinase enzyme. Therefore, we have studied the activity of gingerol derivatives as inhibitors against mushroom tyrosinase based on the molecular docking. Molecular docking studies were performed on a series of gingerol analogues retrieved from Zinc database (with 70% as similarity threshold). The gingerol analogues were docked within the active site region of mushroom tyrosinase (PDB: 2Y9X) using Molegro Virtual Docker V.5.0. The results of molecular docking studies revealed that some analogues..read more


Sabrina. Benouis, Fouad. Ferkous, Khairedine. Kraim, Ah..

Antioxidant and Phenolic Characterization with HPLC of Various Extract of Verbascum glomeratum Linneus

Verbascum L. species have been used since ancient times in traditional medicine thanks to their bioactive compounds. In this study, we evaluated the antioxidant activity and phenolic contents of ethanolic and acetonic extract of Verbascum glomeratum that collected from Denizli, Turkey. The antioxidant activity were evaluated by using various methods (β-carotene/linoleic acid, ferric reducing power assays (FRAP), radical scavenging assays of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2'-azino-bis-3-ethyl benzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS), phoshomolibdenum methods) and total phenolic, flavono..read more


Çiğdem Aydin, Akgul Rakhimzhanova, Özge Kilinçarslan an..

Structure, Dielectric Properties and Impedance Spectroscopy of BaTi0.97(Zn,V,Ta)0.03O3 Ceramics

BaTi0.97Zn0.01V0.01Ta0.01O3¬ sample was prepared using the conventional mixed oxide sintering route. The samples were characterized using X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Impedance spectroscopy. Structure of the sample was analyzed using Rietveld analysis which showed the formation of tetragonal symmetry. Raman spectroscopy was also in agreement with the XRD results, further indicating the ferroelectric signature in the sample. Electrical microstructure analyzed by impedance spectroscopy analysis revealed two electroactive regions in the sample, belonging..read more


Raz Muhammad, Sajid Ali, Yaseen Iqbal, Amir Khesro and ..

Synthesis, Characterization and Antioxidant Activity of Nickel(II) Schiff Base Complexes Derived from 4-(Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde

Nickel(II) complexes of the following Schiff base ligands derived from 4-(dimethylamino)benzaldehyde were synthesised: (Z)-1-(4-(dimethylamino)benzylideneamino)-propan-1-ol through condensation with 1-amino-propan-1-ol, (N1E,N2E)-N1,N2-bis(4-dimethylamino)benzylidene)benzene-1,2-diamine through condensation with benzene-1,2-diamine and 2-((4-dimethylamino)benzylidene)amino)phenol through condensation with 2-aminophenol. The synthesised Schiff bases and the resultant Ni(II) complexes were all isolated as crystals and characterized by melting point, elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, NMR..read more


Nighat Nawaz, Irshad Ahmad, Nizam M. Darwesh, Amjad Wah..

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