Ramalingam Parthasarathi

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Studies on the structure and stability of peptides and proteins during l-->d configurational change are certainly important for the designing of peptides with new biological activity and protein engineering. The l-->d amino acid (d AA) changes have been observed in aged proteins such as collagen. Hence, in this study, an attempt has been made to explore the(More)
The new mixed ligand complex [Ru(5,6-dmp)2(dppz)]Cl2 [5,6-dmp = 5,6-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, dppz = dipyrido[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine] has been isolated and its DNA-binding properties studied by employing UV-visible (UV-Vis), steady-state and time-resolved emission and circular dichroism spectral methods, viscometry, thermal denaturation and(More)
The structure and stability of quasi one-dimensional (1D) ice nanotubes (INTs) have been investigated using Density Functional Theory (DFT) based Becke's three parameter Lee-Yang-Parr exchange and correlation functional (B3LYP) method employing various basis sets. Four different INTs, namely, (4,0)-INT, (5,0)-INT, (6,0)-INT, and (8,0)-INT with different(More)
It is shown that the electron density at the hydrogen bond critical point increases approximately linearly with increasing stabilization energy in going from weak hydrogen bonds to moderate and strong hydrogen bonds, thus serving as an indicator of the nature and gradual change of strength of the hydrogen bond for a large number of test intermolecular(More)
Structure, stability, and hydrogen-bonding interaction in phenol, water, and phenol-water clusters have been investigated using ab initio and density functional theoretical (DFT) methods and using various topological features of electron density. Calculated interaction energies at MP2/6-31G level for clusters with similar hydrogen-bonding pattern reveal(More)
The logarithmic n-octanol/water partition coefficient (logK(ow)) is an important property for pharmacology, toxicology and medicinal chemistry. Quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) model for the lipophilic behaviour (logK(ow)) of the data set containing 133 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners is analyzed using the conceptual density(More)
Acid-base dissociation constants (pK(a) values) are important in understanding the chemical, environmental and toxicological properties of molecules. Though various methods have been developed to predict pK(a) by experimental and theoretical models, prediction of pK(a) is still complicated. Hence, a new approach for predicting pK(a) using the group(More)
The purpose of this study is to probe the suitability of DFT based chemical reactivity parameter, electrophilicity index as a possible biological activity descriptor in the development of QSAR. Testosterone derivatives with activity described in terms of various biological activity parameters and the estrogen derivatives by relative binding affinity (RBA)(More)
Electrophilicity is one of the cardinal chemical reactivity descriptors successfully employed in various molecular reactivity studies within a structure-activity relationship parlance. The applications of this quantity in the modeling of toxicological properties have inspired us to perform a more exhaustive study in order to test and/or to validate the(More)
Two new ruthenium(II) complexes [Ru(bpy)(2)(HBT)](2+) (1) and [Ru(phen)(2)(HBT)](2+) (2) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine; phen=1,10-phenanthroline; HBT=11H, 13H-4, 5,9,10,12,14-hexaaza-benzo [b] triphenylene) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, mass spectra, (1)H NMR and cyclic voltammetry. The DNA binding property of the two complexes has(More)