World Journal of Applied Chemistry

Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016

  • Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Isotopic Abundance Ratio in Biofield Energy Treated Thymol

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 10 May 2016
    Accepted: 25 June 2016
    Published: 15 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjac.20160101.11
    Abstract: Thymol is a natural monoterpenoid phenol possessing various pharmacological activities such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, etc. The stable isotope ratio analysis has drawn attention in numerous fields such as agricultural, food authenticity, biochemistry, metabolism, medical research, etc. An investigation of the effect of the biofield energy treat... Show More
  • Dye Sensitized TiO2 Nanopore Thin Films with Antimicrobial Activity Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Under Visible Light

    P. M. Perillo, F. C. Getz

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 9-15
    Received: 6 September 2016
    Accepted: 22 September 2016
    Published: 14 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjac.20160101.12
    Abstract: In this work the antimicrobial activity of TiO2 nanopore thin films sensitized by Copper tetracarboxyphthalocyanines (TcPcCu) was investigated. TiO2 thin films were deposited by magnetron sputtering and the sensitization process was done by adsorption process. The samples were characterized by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform... Show More
  • Fly Ash Building Concrete

    Mahmoud Mohsen Ali Ahmed Alsayes

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 16-21
    Received: 3 September 2016
    Accepted: 22 September 2016
    Published: 15 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjac.20160101.13
    Abstract: Despite its significant importance in the economy growth, concrete industry faces several environmental and economic challenges like the emissions of toxic gases during production and high prices of the products, respectively. Consequently, the project aims to produce an alternative solution to the conventional concrete by following the design requ... Show More
  • Synthesis, Characterisation and Biological Activity of Mixed Ligand Complex of Ni(II) with Furfuralurea and Thiourea

    Idoko Owoicho, Emmanuel Stella, Abubakar Salisu, Thomas Sunday Asuquo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 22-25
    Received: 10 October 2016
    Accepted: 1 November 2016
    Published: 23 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjac.20160101.14
    Abstract: A novel mixed ligand complex of the type [M(FU)2A2] where M is Ni(II), FU is furfuralurea and A is thiourea was synthesized, characterized by solubility test, melting point, conductivity measurement, infrared and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The mixed ligand complex of the Ni II was also tested against Proteus mirabilis, Staphlococus aureus, E. coli, Klebs... Show More
  • The Effects of Supporting Electrolyte and Tonicity on Ionic Strength and Conductivity of Physiological Solutions

    Benevolent Orighomisan Atolaiye, Edward-Ekpu Douglas Uwagbale

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 26-29
    Received: 8 October 2016
    Accepted: 27 October 2016
    Published: 14 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjac.20160101.15
    Abstract: This study was aimed at providing information on the effects brought on by hypotonicity and supporting electrolytes on ionic strength and conductivity of physiological solutions. Isotonic and 50% hypotonic solutions of chloride and chloride+sulphate salts were prepared, taking into account their molecular weight and osmotic concentration. Their spe... Show More
  • African Cereals and Non-African Cereals: A Comparative Review of Their Nutritional Composition

    Edward-Ekpu Douglas Uwagbale, Audu Stephen Saratu, Odiba Victor Akagwu, Okopi Ochaba Stephen, Affiku Manyi Lilian

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016
    Pages: 30-37
    Received: 7 October 2016
    Accepted: 28 October 2016
    Published: 7 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjac.20160101.16
    Abstract: Cereals were classified according to origin and major producing area, and their nutritional composition compared. Data from researches on nutritional composition of cereals were compiled, categorised and compared. African Cereals (AC) were found to be richer than NAC in all the amino acids covered in this study except in lysine and tyrosine. AC hav... Show More