Pankaj Aggarwal

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Monoliths are considered to be a low pressure alternative to particle packed columns for liquid chromatography (LC). However, the chromatographic performance of organic monoliths, in particular, has still not reached the level of particle packed columns. Since chromatographic performance can be attributed to morphological features of the monoliths, in-situ(More)
Highly cross-linked monolithic networks (i.e., polyethylene glycol diacrylate, PEGDA) synthesized from monomers containing varying ethylene oxide chain lengths were fabricated inside fused silica capillary columns for use in liquid chromatography (LC) of small molecules. Tergitol was used as a surfactant porogen in combination with other typical organic(More)
RPLC is the most common mode of LC. It is widely used for separations of both small and large molecules. Monolithic columns, which are currently under intensive study by many groups, have the potential of becoming attractive alternatives to particle-packed columns. They are generally easier and faster to fabricate, and they demonstrate a lower pressure(More)
A structure is evaluated, after an earthquake, to find out whether it is usable or requires repair and retrofitting. The natural time period, damping, and mode shape are the primary dynamic characteristics of any structure that is related to seismic forces during an earthquake event. Periodic monitoring using vibration measurements is one of the most(More)
Monolithic stationary phases show promise for LC as a result of their good permeability, ease of preparation and broad selectivity. Inorganic silica monoliths have been extensively studied and applied for separation of small molecules. The presence of a large number of through pores and small skeletal structure allows the chromatographic efficiencies of(More)
Four starches obtained from different sources were treated to thermal analysis and their mechanisms of degradation were deciphered using a rising temperature method of evaluation. A comparison of the solid state reactivity between the four starches was made, using a method known as the alpha(s)-alpha(r) method. By this method, it was possible to(More)
Polyethylene glycol diacrylate monoliths prepared using different amounts of monomer, porogen ratio, and capillary dimensions were characterized using capillary flow porometry (CFP) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Our results reveal good agreement between SEM and CFP measurements for through-pore size distribution. The CFP measurements for monoliths(More)
Coronary artery stent infection has been reported with both bare metal stent and drug eluting stent and can present as mycotic coronary artery aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, myocardial abscess, pericarditis or exudative effusion. Infection at the site of coronary stent implantation is rare and is believed to result typically from either direct stent(More)
Uniqueness of this case report is that though coronary cameral fistulas are itself rare, we closed fistula effectively in a different way. Since surgery was only good option available as patient had concomitant valvular disease, we closed distal end of fistula in PA and then took deep bites of suture in fistulous track itself. This approach closed fistula(More)
Organic monolithic columns based on single crosslinking of trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) monomer were prepared in a single step by living/controlled free-radical polymerization. Full optimization of the preparation, such as using different percentages of TRIM and different amounts of radical promoter as well as various porogen solvents were(More)