Dibyendu Das

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Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from coumarin 480 (C480) to rhodamine 6G (R6G) is studied in a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) microemulsion by picosecond and femtosecond emission spectroscopy. The microemulsion is comprised of the RTIL 1-pentyl-3-methylimidazolium tetraflouroborate, [pmim][BF4], in TX-100/ benzene. We have studied the(More)
Function inlining is a powerful high level optimization which eliminates call cost and increases the chances of other optimizations taking effect due to the breaking down of the call boundaries. Goal-directed function cloning on the other hand strives to create specialized copies of functions to aid interprocedural optimizations. Both of these program(More)
Influence of unsaturation present at the surfactant head on the activity of interfacially located enzyme, lipase, and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) is investigated in cationic reverse micelles of a series of surfactants having unsaturated (allyl and pyridinium moieties) as well as analogous saturated (n-propyl and piperidinium moieties) polar head. Lipase(More)
In the present work, we report the superior activity of hydrophobically adsorbed enzymes onto single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in the reverse micelles of cationic surfactants. Horseradish peroxidase and soybean peroxidase adsorbed onto SWNTs endure a notable loss in secondary structure and catalytic activity. This structurally and functionally(More)
Hydrogels of amino acid based cationic surfactant having C(16) tails were used to immobilize heme proteins and enzyme. These hydrogel-entrapped proteins/enzyme showed remarkable activation when dispersed in organic solvent. The activation effect (ratio of the activity of the hydrogel-entrapped enzyme in organic solvent to the activity of the native enzyme(More)
Kinetics of binding of dyes at different sites of human serum albumin (HSA) has been studied by single-molecule spectroscopy. The protein was immobilized on a glass surface. To probe different binding sites (hydrophobic and hydrophilic) two dyes, coumarin 153 (C153, neutral) and rhodamine 6G (R6G, cationic) were chosen. For both the dyes, a major (ca.(More)
Dynamic light scattering studies indicate that addition of a room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL, [pmim][Br]), to a triblock copolymer (P123) micelle leads to the formation of giant P123-RTIL clusters of size (diameter) 40 nm in 0.9 M and 3500 nm (3.5 microm) in 3 M RTIL. They are much larger than a P123 micelle ( approximately 18 nm) or [pmim][Br] (1.3(More)