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Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of acid dye has been explored in this study. Manganese(III) complex of N,N'-ethylene bis(salicylidene-aminato) (salenH(2)) has been encapsulated in super cages of zeolite-Y by flexible ligand method. The catalyst has been characterized by FT-IR, XRD, TG/DTA and nitrogen adsorption studies. The effects of various(More)
Ever since the ability of laccase to oxidize non-phenolic lignin models was described, the oxidative degradation reactions catalyzed by laccase have been widely studied for paper pulp production or detoxification of aromatic pollutants. The viability of developing eco-friendly, laccase aided industrial processes has been explored. Here, we report the(More)
Collagen, a unique connective tissue protein finds extensive application as biocompatible biomaterial in wound healing, as drug carriers, cosmetics, etc. A work has been undertaken to study the stabilization of type I collagen using the plant polyphenol catechin. Catechin treated collagen fibres showed a shrinkage temperature around 70 degrees C implying(More)
Present study deals with the evaluation of biosorptive removal of cadmium by red macro alga Hypnea valentiae. Experiments have been carried out to find the effect of various parameters such as initial cadmium concentration, experimental pH and temperature on the biosorption potential of H. valentiae. Optimum pH for biosorption of cadmium was found to be(More)
The presence of chromium in the effluent is a major concern for the tanning industry. Currently, chemical precipitation methods are practiced for the removal of chromium from the effluent, but that leads to the formation of chrome-bearing solid wastes. The other membrane separation and ion exchange methods available are unfeasible due to their cost. In this(More)
Acridine group of dyes are well known in the field of development of probes for nucleic acid structure and conformational determination because of their relevance in the development of novel chemotherapeutic agents, footprinting agents and for gene manipulation in biotechnology and medicine. Here, we report the interaction of 9-N,N-dimethylaniline(More)
[Co(bzimpy)(2)], where bzimpy is 2,6-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine was synthesized and characterized by ESI-MS (electrospray ionization mass spectrometry), UV-visible and fluorescence spectra. Absorption titration and thermal denaturation experiments indicate that the complex binds to DNA with moderate strength. Viscosity measurement shows that the mode of(More)
Role of chromium(III) in biological systems is controversial and no significant conclusions can be arrived with the available data. Chromium(VI) enters in to the cell readily and gets reduced to form stable chromium(III) complexes. Chromium(III) complexes react slowly and were considered non-toxic. Recent studies suggest that chromium(III) indeed produce(More)
The occupational hazards and respiratory problems of workers associated with the chromium related industries like mining, electroplating and tanning have received much focus. Although the cytotoxic and mutagenic effects of common chromium(VI) compounds are now established, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of apoptosis (programmed cell(More)
Global environmental regulations are changing the leather-processing industry. Pre-tanning and tanning processes contribute 80-90% of the total pollution in the industry and generate noxious gases, such as hydrogen sulfide, as well as solid wastes, such as lime and chrome sludge. The use of enzyme-based products is currently being explored for many areas of(More)