Vijayanand Sethuraman

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A one dimensional (1-D), isothermal model for a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is presented. This model accounts for the kinetics of the multi-step methanol oxidation reaction at the anode. Diffusion and crossover of methanol are modeled and the mixed potential of the oxygen cathode due to methanol crossover is included. Kinetic and diffusional parameters(More)
The pyrazole derivative, 4-aminoantipyrine (4AAP), used as an intermediate for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals especially antipyretic and analgesic drugs has been analyzed experimentally and theoretically for its vibrational frequencies. The FTIR and FT Raman spectra of the title compound have been compared with the theoretically computed frequencies(More)
The fabrication, characterization and analytical performances were investigated for a catechol biosensor, based on the PEDOT-rGO-Fe2O3-PPO composite modified glassy carbon (GC) electrode. The graphene oxide (GO) doped conducting polymer poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) was prepared through electrochemical polymerization by potential cycling.(More)
Superhydrophobic poly(vinylidene fluoride) PVDF-SiO2 composite membranes with different % of SiO2 contents were prepared by electrospinning. The surface morphologies of the membranes are characterized by using scanning electron microscopy. The nanofibers in the membranes were stacked in layers to produce fully interconnected pores that resulted in high(More)
The vibrational spectra of 2-bromobenzoic acid (2BBA) have been experimentally recorded (FT-IR and FT-Raman) and compared with the harmonic vibrational frequencies calculated at HF and B3LYP level of theories using 6-311+G(d,p) basis set with appropriate scaling factors. The XRD geometrical parameters show satisfactory agreement with the theoretical(More)
Quantum mechanical calculations of energies, geometries and vibrational wavenumbers of 6-aminopenicillanic acid were carried out by using ab initio HF and density functional theory (DFT/B3LYP) methods with 6-311G(d,p) basis set. The optimized geometrical parameters obtained by HF and DFT calculations are in good agreement with experimental X-ray data. A(More)
The FTIR and FT-Raman spectra of 2-bromo-4-methyl-phenylamine (BMP) have been recorded. From the standard geometrical parameters the geometry of BMP was optimized at ab initio and DFT levels of theory with complete relaxation in the potential energy surface using 6-311+g(d,p) and 6-311+g(2df,2p) basis sets. Several thermodynamic parameters were also(More)
The FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra of 7-amino-8-oxo-3-vinyl-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid (7AVCA) were recorded in the region 4000-400 cm(-1) and 3500-10 cm(-1), respectively. Quantum chemical calculations of energies, geometrical structure and vibrational wavenumbers were carried out by ab initio HF and density functional theoretical(More)
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