Alok Chakrabarty

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A photophysical study on the binding interaction of an efficient cancer cell photosensitizer, norharmane (NHM), with model transport proteins, bovine serum albumin (BSA) and human serum albumin (HSA), has been performed using a combination of steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence techniques. The emission profile undergoes a remarkable change upon(More)
A photophysical study of norharmane (NHM), an efficient cancer cell photosensitizer, has been undertaken in well-characterized biomimetic micellar nanocavities formed by anionic surfactants of varying chain length, namely, sodium decyl sulfate (S10S), sodium dodecyl sulfate (S12S), and sodium tetradecyl sulfate (S14S), using steady-state and time-resolved(More)
Tuning of the sensory capability of a potentially bioactive indoloquinolizine system, namely, 3-acetyl-4-oxo-6,7-dihydro-12H-indolo-[2,3-a]-quinolizine (AODIQ), is described in a biomimicking micellar nanocage. It has been shown that surfactant concentration dictates the sensing behavior of the fluorophore toward physiologically essential trace metals, such(More)
Steady-state and time-resolved fluorometric techniques have been exploited to study the photophysical and distribution behavior of an efficient cancer cell photosensitizer, norharmane (NHM), in well-characterized, biomimicking nanocavities formed by cationic micelles with varying surfactant chain length. Amphiphiles like dodecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide(More)
Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMS) and fallout 137Cs were estimated in surface soils from the highly mineralized Singhbhum region of Eastern India. The activity concentrations varied from 50.67-109.14 Bq/kg (238U), 48.12142.55 Bq/kg (226Ra), 28.73-89.78 Bq/kg (232Th), 494.84-1121.36 Bq/kg (40K) and 1.8-7.48 Bq/kg (137Cs). Correlation between(More)
Interaction of a beta-carboline based biologically active molecule, 3-acetyl-4-oxo-6,7-dihydro-12H indolo-[2,3-a] quinolizine (AODIQ), with alpha-, beta-, and gamma-cyclodextrins (CDs) in aqueous solution has been studied using steady state and time-resolved fluorescence and steady-state fluorescence anisotropy techniques. Polarity dependent intramolecular(More)
In continuation of our recent study on the steady state photophysics of a biologically active beta-carboline derivative, 3-acetyl-4-oxo-6,7-dihydro-12H indolo-[2,3-a] quinolizine (AODIQ), in the present article we have investigated the effect of nanocavity confinement on the excited state dynamics and rotational relaxation of the probe using picosecond time(More)
Exposure due to natural radiation is of particular importance because it accounts for the largest contribution (nearly 85 %) to the total collective dose of the world population. An attempt has been made to present the feasibility of uranium occurrence in drinking water samples from different states of India, by laser-induced fluorimetry. The associated(More)
A steady-state and time-resolved photophysical study of a cationic phenazinium dye, phenosafranin (PSF), has been investigated in well-characterized biomimetic micellar nanocavities formed by anionic surfactants of varying chain lengths, namely, sodium decyl sulfate (S(10)S), sodium dodecyl sulfate (S(12)S), and sodium tetradecyl sulfate (S(14)S). In all(More)
Steady-state fluorescence measurements and isothermal titration calorimetric experiments have been performed to study the interaction between a telechelic polymer, pyrene-end-capped poly(ethylene oxide) (PYPY), and sodium alkyl sulfate surfactants having decyl, dodecyl, and tetradecyl hydrocarbon tails. Fluorometric results suggest polymer-surfactant(More)
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