Debdeep Chakrabarty

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In a model experiment, seed extracts were applied to different bacterial test organisms. Different fractions of seed extracts in petroleum ether (60-80 degrees C) of Lagerstroemia speciosa (Linn. ex. Murray) Pers. when applied to both Gram positive and Gram negative test bacteria, some fractions showed high antagonistic activity.
The effects of confinement of the ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate on solvation dynamics and rotational relaxation of Coumarin 153 (C-153) in Triton X-100/cyclohexane microemulsions have been explored using steady-state and picosecond time-resolved emission spectroscopy. The steady-state and rotational relaxation data indicate that(More)
The dynamics of solvent and rotational relaxation of Coumarin 153 (C-153) in ionic liquid (IL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([bmim][PF6]) and in the ionic liquid confined in Brij-35 micellar aggregates have been investigated using steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. We observed slower dynamics in the presence of(More)
The photoinduced electron-transfer reaction between Coumarin dyes and N,N-dimethylaniline has been investigated using steady-state and Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy in the surface of beta-cyclodextrin in dimethyl formamide (DMF) solvent. The electron-transfer rate constant has been correlated with the free-energy change during the process. We have(More)
A large area plastic scintillator detector array(∼ 1×1 m) has been set up for fast neutron spectroscopy at the BARC-TIFR Pelletron laboratory, Mumbai. The energy, time and position response has been measured for electrons using radioactive sources and for mono-energetic neutrons using the 7Li(p,n1) Be*(0.429 MeV) reaction at proton energies between 6.3 and(More)
Saponite clay belongs to the phyllosilicate family and is comprised of layers of Si(IV) tetrahedra and Al(III) or Mg(II) octahedra with definite interlayer spacing. In these systems, the trivalent ion substitutions in the tetrahedral layers lead to negative charge on the layers. Here we report the dynamics of water contained in(More)
The energy transfer using 7-amino coumarin dyes as the donor and rhodamine 590 (Rh6G) as the acceptor was investigated in lecithin vesicles and sodium taurocholate (NaTC)-lecithin mixed aggregates using steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. All energy transfer parameters were calculated. The coumarin 153-Rh6G pair is the most efficient(More)
Electromagnetic transition rates provide an important test for nuclear structure models. The nucleus 8Be exhibits a pronounced alpha-cluster structure and is a building block for more complex cluster nuclei. Here we report on the first observation of the gamma transition between the 4(+) and 2(+) states of 8Be in the 4He+4He reaction. The measured(More)
The dynamics of solvent relaxation in ionic liquid (IL)-water, IL-methanol, and IL-acetonitrile mixtures have been investigated using steady state and picosecond time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. We have used Coumarin 153 (C-153) and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([hmim][PF(6)]) as fluorescence probe and IL, respectively. The(More)