Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020

  • Effectiveness of Alternative Conservation Means in Protecting the Osun-osogbo Sacred Grove in South-West, Nigeria

    Adesoji Akinwumi Adeyemi, Tolulope Hannah Oyinloye

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: 27 December 2019
    Accepted: 7 January 2020
    Published: 17 January 2020
    Abstract: Osun-Osogbo Grove has great cultural histories, but the impacts on biodiversity conservation are hardly captured with many of the component parts unreported. Adequate knowledge of the effectiveness of these traditional means as a sustainable alternative to failed-conventional engagements is worthwhile. Therefore, we investigated some cultural norms... Show More
  • A Mild Methylation of Whole Leaf Producing Per-O-methyl Cellulo Di-phospho Amino Acid (Dipeptide)

    Jesus’ Christus, Michael Arden Madson

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 10-16
    Received: 5 March 2020
    Accepted: 20 March 2020
    Published: 28 April 2020
    Abstract: A mild methylation method is detailed in this work. It uses 1N NaOH to deprotonate primary and secondary hydroxyl groups for short time. Excess 1N NH4OH (1.00 ml, pH 11.4) is added, followed by NaHCO3 to make the carbonate esters by nucleophilic substitution of the deprotonated primary and secondary OH groups. The reaction conditions include; ambie... Show More