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Identification of new compounds especially those with new skeletons from plant kingdom has long been a vital aspect for understanding phytochemistry, plant metabolisms and discovering new bioactive compounds. In this study, we identified and isolated three novel polyphenolic compounds, origanine A-C, from a well-researched plant Origanum vulgare L. using(More)
The synthesis and characterization of a coumarin-chromene (8, 9-dihydro-2H-cyclopenta[b]pyrano[2,3-f]chromene-2,10(7aH)-dione) (1) derivative and its use for thiol chemosensing in water was reported. Experimental details showed 1 acts as a probe for the detection of thiols including cysteine (Cys), homocysteine (Hcy) and glutathione (GSH), whereas amino(More)
The development of highly-efficient catalysts for conversion of glucose and fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is of great importance. In this work, theoretical simulations form the basis for rational design and synthesis of a superhydrophobic mesoporous acid, that can completely prevent HMF hydration, giving HMF as sole product from full conversion(More)
Inositol hexakisphosphates are the most abundant organic phosphates (OPs) in most soils and sediments. Adsorption, desorption, and precipitation reactions at environmental interfaces govern the reactivity, speciation, mobility, and bioavailability of inositol hexakisphosphates in terrestrial and aquatic environments. However, surface complexation and(More)
Mesoporous zeolites are useful solid catalysts for conversion of bulky molecules because they offer fast mass transfer along with size and shape selectivity. We report here the successful synthesis of mesoporous aluminosilicate zeolite Beta from a commercial cationic polymer that acts as a dual-function template to generate zeolitic micropores and mesopores(More)
Host-guest interactions in dealuminated HY zeolite have been investigated by advanced (13)C-(27)Al solid-state NMR experiments. This analysis allows us to report new insights into the adsorption geometry of acetone and its interaction with acid sites in the zeolite channels.
The origin of the exceptionally high activity of (B, Ag)-codoped TiO(2) catalysts under solar-light irradiation has been investigated by XPS and (11)B solid-state NMR spectroscopy in conjunction with density functional theory (DFT) calculations. XPS experimental results demonstrated that a portion of the dopant Ag (Ag(3+)) ions were implanted into the(More)
Solid-state 13C NMR experiments and quantum chemical Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations of acetone adsorption were used to study the location of protons in anhydrous 12-tungstophosphoric acid (HPW), the mobility of the isolated and hydrated acidic protons, and the acid strength heterogeneity of the anhydrous hydroxyl groups. This study presents(More)
A comprehensive study has been made to predict the adsorption structures and (31)P NMR chemical shifts of various trialkylphosphine oxides (R3PO) probe molecules, viz., trimethylphosphine oxide (TMPO), triethylphosphine oxide (TEPO), tributylphosphine oxide (TBPO), and trioctylphosphine oxide (TOPO), by density functional theory (DFT) calculations based on(More)