B. Ramachandran

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JUSTIFICATION Pediatric sepsis is a commonly encountered global issue. Existing guidelines for sepsis seem to be applicable to the developed countries, and only few articles are published regarding application of these guidelines in the developing countries, especially in resource-limited countries such as India and Africa. PROCESS An expert(More)
This study explores the degree to which GGA, meta-GGA, hybrid GGA, and hybrid meta-GGA functionals of density functional theory (DFT), when used with the 6-31+G(d) basis set, are able to reproduce the MP2/6-31+G(d) structures and energetics of the species involved in the reactions of halomethyllithium carbenoids with ethylene. While many popular DFT(More)
Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science has over ten years experience operating under an innovative multidisciplinary administrative structure which has created a supportive environment for numerous education reform initiatives. The traditional departmental structure was dismantled in favor of a much more flexible approach which has(More)
We show that a simple one-parameter scaling of the dynamical correlation energy estimated by the density functional theory (DFT) correlation functionals helps increase the overall accuracy for several local and nonlocal functionals. The approach taken here has been described as the "scaled dynamical correlation" (SDC) method [Ramachandran, J. Phys. Chem. A(More)
The influence of temperature and solvent effects on the reduction and amination mechanisms of iodomethane by lithium N,N-diisopropylaminoborohydride (iPr-LAB) was examined in varying concentrations of THF and dioxane. The reactions of benzyl chloride and trimethylsilyl chloride with iPr-LAB in THF were also studied. The amination of iodomethane is favored(More)
The scaling of dynamical correlation energy in molecules obtained by the correlation functionals of density functional theory (DFT) is examined. The approach taken is very similar to the scaled external correlation method of Brown and Truhlar but is based on the observation that DFT correlation functionals, especially the LYP, appear to represent the(More)
[reaction: see text] Computational methods were used to determine the structure, bonding, and aggregation states of oxiranyllithium in the gas phase and in THF solution, at 200 and 298 K. THF solvation was modeled by microsolvation with explicit THF ligands, forming a supermolecule that includes the oxiranyllithium aggregate and its first solvation shell.(More)
Though vanadium complexes mimic the action of insulin, owing to their toxicity, research is still in progress for a new vanadium complex with maximum efficacy at low concentration and without any side effects. A novel macrocyclic binuclear oxovanadium complex was synthesized, its composition and structure were confirmed by spectral studies and its efficacy(More)
Using high-level quantum mechanical calculations and various models to account for solvation effects, monomers and dimers of fluoromethyllithium and chloromethyllithium carbenoids are studied in the gas phase and in dimethyl ether solvent. A combination of explicit microsolvation and a continuum reaction field is required to account fully for the structural(More)