Jahur A Mondal

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Dynamics of the excited singlet (S(1)) state of curcumin has been investigated in a wide varieties of solvents using subpicosecond time-resolved fluorescence and absorption spectroscopic techniques. As a consequence of extra stability of the cis-enol conformer due to the presence of an intramolecular hydrogen bond, it is the major form existing in the(More)
Lipid/water interfaces and associated interfacial water are vital for various biochemical reactions, but the molecular-level understanding of their property is very limited. We investigated the water structure at a zwitterionic lipid, phosphatidylcholine, monolayer/water interface using heterodyne-detected vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy.(More)
Cell membrane/water interfaces provide a unique environment for many biochemical reactions, and associated interfacial water is an integral part of such reactions. A molecular level understanding of the structure and orientation of water at lipid/water interfaces is required to realize the complex chemistry at biointerfaces. Here we report the(More)
Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite of choline containing dietary nutrients which are abundant in red meat, egg, and other animal foods, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (e.g., atherosclerosis) by boosted accumulation of fatty deposits on artery wall. Hence, for the molecular level elucidation of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, it(More)
Vibrational sum-frequency generation (VSFG) spectroscopy is a powerful tool to study interfaces. Recently, multiplex heterodyne-detected VSFG (HD-VSFG) has been developed, which enables the direct measurement of complex second-order nonlinear susceptibility [χ((2))]. HD-VSFG has remarkable advantages over conventional VSFG. For example, the imaginary part(More)
Ultrafast relaxation dynamics of the excited singlet (S(1)) state of Michler's ketone (MK) has been investigated in different kinds of solvents using a time-resolved absorption spectroscopic technique with 120 fs time resolution. This technique reveals that conversion of the locally excited (LE) state to the twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT)(More)
Raman spectroscopy in combination with multivariate curve resolution (Raman-MCR) is used to explore the interaction between water and various kosmotropic and chaotropic anions. Raman-MCR of aqueous Na-salt (NaI, NaBr, NaNO3, Na2SO4, and Na3PO4) solutions provides solute-correlated Raman spectra (SC-spectra) of water. The SC-spectra predominantly bear the(More)
Ultrafast relaxation dynamics of the S2 and S1 states of 4,4'-bis(N,N-dimethylamino)thiobenzophenone (Michler's thione, MT) have been investigated in different kinds of solvents, using steady-state absorption and emission as well as femtosecond transient absorption and fluorescence up-conversion spectroscopic techniques. Steady-state fluorescence(More)
Hydrogen-bonding and intra/intermolecular vibrational coupling of water next to a hydrophobic molecule (tert-butyl alcohol, TBA) have been studied by Raman multivariate curve resolution (Raman-MCR) and isotopic dilution spectroscopy. Raman-MCR provides the vibrational spectrum of water pertinent to the hydration shell of TBA, which shows a distinct Raman(More)
Although the hydrophobic size of an amphiphile plays a key role in various chemical, biological, and atmospheric processes, its effect at macroscopic aqueous interfaces (e.g., air-water, oil-water, cell membrane-water, etc.), which are ubiquitous in nature, is not well understood. Here we report the hydrophobic alkyl chain length dependent structural and(More)