Shilpa N. Sawant

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A new echinocandin type antifungal antibiotic, deoxymulundocandin, C48H77N7O15, was isolated from the culture filtrate and mycelia of a fungal culture, Aspergillus sydowii (Bainier and Sartory) Thom and Church var. nov. mulundensis Roy (Culture No. Y-30462). The structure was established by comparative GC-MS analyses of the derivatized acid hydrolysates of(More)
A highly sensitive, selective, and rapid, whole-cell-based electrochemical biosensor was developed for detection of the persistent organochlorine pesticide γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH), commonly known as lindane. The gene linA2 encoding the enzyme γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) dehydrochlorinase (LinA2), involved in the initial steps of lindane (γ-HCH)(More)
Silver and gold nanoparticles (of average size ∼20-27 nm) were incorporated in PU (Polyurethane), PCLm (Polycaprolactam), PC (polycarbonate) and PMMA (Polymethylmethaacrylate) by swelling and casting methods under ambient conditions. In the latter method the nanoparticle would be present not only on the surface, but also inside the polymer. These(More)
Biocompatibility of medical grade polyurethane coated with polyaniline (PANi) and polyaniline-silver nanoparticle composite (PANi-AgNp) is reported here. These modified films showed 23 and 18% of 3T3 L1 cell death when compared to 41% with virgin polyurethane (PU) after 48h of incubation, respectively. All the surfaces elucidated inflammatory response in(More)
Escherichia coli is used for eco-friendly extra cellular synthesis of metallic silver and gold nanoparticles. This is achieved by reducing AgNO3 and HAuCl4 solutions respectively under ambient conditions by using the extra cellular protein produced by the microorganism. The proteins act as reducing as well as capping agent. The nanoparticles were(More)
Mesostructured polyaniline was prepared by the self-assembly of a mixture of an anionic surfactant, sodium dodecylsulfate and a non-ionic polymeric surfactant (polyethylene glycol, and block-co-polymers such as Pluronic P123 and Brij-35). Materials were characterized by a complementary combination of X-ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscopy,(More)
Curdlan modified polyurethane was created by physically entrapping the former on TecoflexTM surface. ATR-FT-IR, SEM-EDAX and AFM analysis revealed the formation of stable thin curdlan layer on the film. Contact-angle measurements showed that the modified film was highly hydrophilic. Confocal laser scanning microscopy showed the existence of entrapped layer(More)
Nitrated and aminated polycarbonates were prepared chemically, characterized and tested in vitro as a possible biomaterial. Adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus NCIM 5021, Escherichia coli NCIM 2931 and Proteus vulgaris NCIM 2813 and the presence of carbohydrate, protein, CFU and ATP on these surfaces were examined. Cytotoxicity of these surfaces was(More)
Selenium centered radical cations in aliphatic selenium compounds are stabilized by formation of two-center-three electron (2c-3e) hemi bonds either with nearby heteroatoms forming monomer radicals or with selenium atoms of the parent molecules forming dimer radicals. Such radicals in aromatic selenium compounds would generally be stabilized as monomers by(More)