Rahul V. Pinjari

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Hydrogen-bonded interactions in alpha-, beta-, and gamma-CD conformers are investigated from the molecular electron density topography and chemical shift in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra calculated by using the Gauge Invariant Atomic Orbital (GIAO) method within the framework of density functional theory. For the lowest-energy CD conformers(More)
Electronic structure and molecular electrostatic potential (MESP) in ferrocene (FC), cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n]) with n = 5-8, and their host-guest complexes are obtained within the framework of density functional theory. MESP topography that is employed to gauge the dimensions of the CB[n] cavity estimates that the cavity height increases from 7.25 to 7.70 A(More)
New bicyclic conidine iminosugars 1d and 1e were synthesized from D-glucose. Thus, D-glucose was converted to sugar beta-amino acids 3a and 3b in good yields. Individual treatment of 3a/3b with the Mukaiyama reagent afforded sugar beta-lactams 4a/4b that on reduction with LiAlH(4)/AlCl(3) gave azetidines 5a/5b with a sugar appendage. Reductive(More)
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic oligomers of glucose having the toroid of sugars elaborating a central cavity of varying size depending on the number of glucoses. The central hydrophobic cavity of CD shows a binding affinity toward different guest molecules, which include small substituted benzenes to long chain surfactant molecules leading to a variety of(More)
Electronic structure and the vibrational spectra of CH(3)(OCH(2)CH(2))(2)OCH(3)-M(+)-AsF(6)(-) (M=Li, Na, K) have been obtained using the density functional theory. Lithium ion exhibits a pentavalent coordination via 3 oxygens from diglyme and two fluorines of AsF(6)(-) whereas Na(+) and K(+) exhibit coordinate number 6 with 3 fluorines of the anion binding(More)
Interactions of sulfur hexafluoride (SF(6)) with cucurbit[6]uril (CB[6]) have been investigated using the density functional calculations. An encapsulation of guest within CB[6] cavity as well as its binding to either exterior host protons or portal uredio oxygens have been analyzed. The present calculations predict that the complexes with the complete(More)
Inverted cucurbit[n]uril (i(x)CB[n], x = 1, 2; n = 6-8), the enantiomers of cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) comprising one or more inverted glycouril units, show distinct selectivity in recognition toward the guest by the virtue of shape and dimensions of its cavity. The iCB[n] (x = 1 and n = 6, 7) are isolated as intermediates during the synthesis of CB[n]. In(More)
Binding patterns and (1)H NMR chemical shifts in the complexes of protonated N-(4-hydroxylphenyl)imidazole (g1), N-(4-aminophenyl)imidazole (g2), 2-phenylimidazole (g3) guests with cucurbit[6]uril (CB[6]), and sym-substituted tetramethyl cucurbit[6]uril (TMeCB[6]) in the gas phase as well as in water have been investigated using the density functional(More)
The metal L-edge (2p → 3d) X-ray absorption spectra are affected by a number of different interactions: electron-electron repulsion, spin-orbit coupling, and charge transfer between metal and ligands, which makes the simulation of spectra challenging. The core restricted active space (RAS) method is an accurate and flexible approach that can be used to(More)
Two new luminescent ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes, [Ru(bpy)2 (tpt-phen)]Cl2 (1; bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, tpt-phen=triptycenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) and [Ru(phen)2 (tpt-phen)]Cl2 (2; phen=1,10-phenanthroline), have been developed as potential nonviral vectors for DNA delivery. Photophysical and electrochemical properties of the complexes have been(More)