M. Vairamani

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Porosity and acidity of molecular sieve Al-MCM-41 (ca. 30 A pore diameter) plays a crucial role in the synthesis of novel calix(4)pyrroles; for the first time, Al-MCM-41 has been used as a solid acid catalyst to produce a number of calix(4)pyrroles with good selectivity ad yields where zeolite HY (ca. 7.6 A pore diameter) yields mainly the linear chain(More)
Four broad-spectrum, 11 and 12 residue, novel antimicrobial peptides have been isolated from the adrenaline-stimulated skin secretions of the Indian frog Rana tigerina. Sequences of these peptides have been determined by automated Edman degradation, by mass spectral analysis and confirmed by chemical synthesis. These peptides, which we have named as(More)
A total of more than 28 chemical entities/reaction products in the form of gases, vapour and particulate matter were reported from the tank E-610 of methyl isocyanate (MIC) storage tank of Union Carbide India Limited on the night of 2/3 December 1984 in Bhopal. In earlier studies, methyl isocyanate and its trimer, with a few other compounds, were reported(More)
Because of the severity of heavy metal contamination and potential adverse health impact on the public, a tremendous effort has taken place to purify waters containing toxic metal ions. Traditional methods which have been employed prove to be costly and prohibitive for low level waste remediation. Biosorption is presented as an alternative to traditional(More)
Pigmentation in a psychrotrophic M.roseus was found to be increased when the bacteria were grown at 5 degrees C as compared to its pigmentation at 25 degrees C. In addition more polar pigments were synthesised at low temperature. The pigments were identified as bacterioruberins and were demonstrated to bind to synthetic membranes of phosphatidylcholine with(More)
Betaines belong to the naturally occurring osmoprotectants or compatible solutes present in a variety of plants, animals and microorganisms. In recent years, metabolomic techniques have been emerging as a fundamental tool for biologists because the constellation of these molecules and their relative proportions provide with information about the actual(More)
Chemical ionization (CI) mass spectra of C60-fullerene were studied using 1,2-dibromoethane and 1,2-dichloroethane as CI reagents. The ion-molecule reaction between C60 and C2H4X(+) (X=Br and Cl) leads to the formation of (C60+C2H4X)(+) adducts. The collision-induced dissociation of the adducts reveal gas phase halo alkylation of C60-fullerence involving(More)
The relative order of the proton affinity (PA) of 20 naturally occurring amino acids has been determined under electrospray ionization conditions and compared with earlier studies of different research workers. The order we obtained is similar to that reported by other groups except in three cases viz., valine--aspartic acid, asparagine--glutamic acid and(More)
A simple reversed-phase column liquid chromatographic method for the determination of cis and trans isomers of monocrotophos (MCP) using a C18 column, aqueous acetonitrile as eluent and UV detection at 218 nm was developed. The method was used for quality assurance and to study the relative stabilities of cis and trans isomers in technical products of MCP.
A series of meso-dialkyl, alkyl aryl and cycloalkyl calix(4)pyrroles (1-15) are studied under positive and negative ion electrospray ionization (ESI) conditions. The positive ion spectra show abundant [M + H](+) and [M + Na](+) ions and the negative ion spectra show the [M + Cl](-) (the Cl(-) ions from the solvent) and [M - H](-) ions. The collision induced(More)