Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether potentized homeopathic drugs and their diluent media differ from each other with respect to their Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra. DESIGN: FTIR spectra of Nux vomica 30C, Lycopodium 30C, Santonin 30C, Cina 30C, Cina 206C, Cina 1006C, and their diluent media 90% ethanol and Ethanol 30C were obtained in the wave number range of 2000-1000 cm1 at 20 degrees C. Potassium bromide powder soaked with the potencies, pressed into pellets, and air dried were used to measure the spectra.

Author(s): 
Sukul, N. C.
Ghosh, Sudeshna
Sukul, A.
Sinhababu, S. P.
Publication Title: 
Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

Biologically inspired experimental process in synthesising nanoparticles is of great interest in present scenario. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles is considered to be one of the best green techniques in synthesising metal nanoparticles. Here, an in situ green biogenic synthesis of gold nanoparticles using aqueous extracts of Terminalia chebula as reducing and stabilizing agent is reported. Gold nanoparticles were confirmed by surface plasmon resonance in the range of 535 nm using UV-visible spectrometry.

Author(s): 
Kumar, Kesarla Mohan
Mandal, Badal Kumar
Sinha, Madhulika
Krishnakumar, Varadhan
Publication Title: 
Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

A green one step facile synthesis of graphene nanosheets by Terminalia chebula (T. chebula) extract mediated reduction of graphite oxide (GO) is reported in this work. This method avoids the use of harmful toxic reducing agents. The comparative results of various characterizations of GO and T. chebula reduced graphene oxide (TCG) provide a strong indication of the exclusion of oxygen containing groups from graphene oxide and successive stabilization of the formed reduced graphene oxide (RGO).

Author(s): 
Maddinedi, Sireesh Babu
Mandal, Badal Kumar
Vankayala, Raviraj
Kalluru, Poliraju
Pamanji, Sreedhara Reddy
Publication Title: 
Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy

Tannins are polyphenolic compounds of complex structures formed by secondary metabolism in several plants. These polyphenolic compounds have different applications, such as drugs, anti-corrosion agents, flocculants, and tanning agents. This study analyses six different type of polyphenolic extracts by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) combined with multivariate analysis.

Author(s): 
Grasel, Fábio dos Santos
Ferrão, Marco Flôres
Wolf, Carlos Rodolfo
Publication Title: 
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A

The use of dietary adsorbents to reduce arsenic (As) exposure is innovative. Ferrihydrite successfully sorbs arsenite and asenate over a wide range of pH conditions and the As-ferrihydrite complexes are stable in gastrointestinal (GIT) models.

Author(s): 
Taylor, John F.
Robinson, Abraham
Mitchell, Nicole J.
Marroquin-Cardona, Alicia
Johnson, Natalie
Elmore, Sarah E.
Romoser, Amelia A.
Phillips, Timothy D.
Publication Title: 
FEBS letters

Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and resonance Raman (RR) spectroscopies have been employed to investigate the reductive cleavage of the O-O bond of the endoperoxide moiety of the antimalarial drug artemisinin and its analog trioxane alcohol by hemin dimer. We have recorded FTIR spectra in the nu(O-O) and nu(as)(Fe-O-Fe) regions of artemisinin and of the hemin dimer that show the cleavage of the endoperoxide and that of the hemin dimer, respectively. We observed similar results in the trioxane alcohol/hemin dimer reaction.

Author(s): 
Kapetanaki, S.
Varotsis, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

In this study, we demonstrate, using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and collision-induced dissociation tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/CID/MS), that stable noncovalent complexes can be formed between Fe(III)-heme and antimalarial agents, i.e., quinine, artemisinin, and the artemisinin derivatives, dihydroartemisinin, alpha- and beta-artemether, and beta-arteether. Differences in the binding behavior of the examined drugs with Fe(III)-heme and the stability of the drug-heme complexes are demonstrated.

Author(s): 
Pashynska, Vlada A.
Van den Heuvel, Hilde
Claeys, Magda
Kosevich, Marina V.
Publication Title: 
AAPS PharmSciTech

The purpose of this research was to mask the intensely bitter taste of artemether (ARM) and to formulate a rapid-disintegrating tablet (RDT) of the taste-masked drug. Taste masking was done by solid dispersion with mono amino glycyrrhyzinate pentahydrate (GLY) by solvent evaporation method. To characterize and formulate taste masked rapid disintegrating tablets (RDTs) of ARM, the 1:1M solid dispersion was selected based on bitterness score.

Author(s): 
Shah, Punit P.
Mashru, Rajashree C.
Publication Title: 
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

The main objective of this research is to improve the dissolution rate of artemisinin (ART) by fabrication with ?-cyclodextrin (?-CD) as a hydrophilic carrier. Artemisinin nanoparticles and ART/?-CD complexes were successfully fabricated by means of evaporative precipitation of nanosuspension. Characterization of the samples was done by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and dissolution tester.

Author(s): 
Kakran, Mitali
Sahoo, Nanda Gopal
Li, Lin
Judeh, Zaher
Publication Title: 
AAPS PharmSciTech

Artemisinin, a poorly water-soluble antimalarial drug, presents a low and erratic bioavailability upon oral administration. The aim of this work was to study an agglomerated powder dosage form for oral administration of artemisinin based on the artemisinin/?-cyclodextrin primary microparticles. These primary microparticles were prepared by spray-drying a water-methanol solution of artemisinin/?-cyclodextrin. ?-Cyclodextrin in spray-dried microparticles increased artemisinin water apparent solubility approximately sixfold.

Author(s): 
Balducci, Anna Giulia
Magosso, Enrico
Colombo, Gaia
Sonvico, Fabio
Khan, Nurzalina Abdul Karim
Yuen, Kah Hay
Bettini, Ruggero
Colombo, Paolo
Rossi, Alessandra

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