Alapati Venkateswara Rao

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Superhydrophobic surfaces with water contact angle higher than 150 degrees generated a lot of interest both in academia and in industry because of the self-cleaning properties. Optically transparent superhydrophobic silica films were synthesized at room temperature (27 degrees C) using sol-gel process by a simple dip coating technique. The molar ratio of(More)
The experimental results of the studies on the absorption and desorption of organic liquids in elastic superhydrophobic silica aerogels, are reported. The elastic superhydrophobic aerogels were prepared using methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) precursor by a two-step sol-gel process followed by supercritical drying. Monolithic superhydrophobic silica aerogels(More)
The existing NSAIDs having number of toxicities emphasises the need for discovery of new non-toxic anti-inflammatory agents. In this Letter, we present the simple two step chemical synthesis, in vivo pharmacological screening and docking study of few N-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-yl)-2-(piperazin-1-yl)acetamide analogs. Different amino benzothiazoles were(More)
An in-depth investigation into the synthesis of hydrophobic silica aerogels prepared by the surface derivatization of wet gels followed by subsequent drying at ambient pressure is reported. The following sol-gel parameters were examined for their effect on the physical properties of the derived aerogels: number of gel washings with water, percentage of(More)
The experimental results of the studies on the transportation of water droplets on a superhydrophobic silica aerogel-powder-coated surface are reported. The superhydrophobic silica aerogels were prepared using sol-gel processing of methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMS) precursor, methanol (MeOH) solvent, and base (NH4OH)-catalyzed water followed by supercritical(More)
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