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Reactions of recoil80, 80mBr with CH2ClBr and CCl3Br have been investigated. Relative reactivities of recoil bromine atoms in binary mixtures of CH2ClBr and CCl3Br with c–C6H12, CH3OH and C6H5N/CH3/2 have been determined using the model developed by Kontis and Urch.

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A substoichiometric radiochemical method has been developed for the determination of selenium with potassium ethyl xanthate. The selenium ethyl xanthate complex formed was extracted into chloroform from borate buffer at pH 5. The effect of foreign ions on the extraction was studied. Microgram quantities of selenium could be conveniently determined with a fair degree of accuracy. The method has been successfully applied for the determination of selenium content in food stuffs such as Jaggery and Wheat powder.

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A quantitative densitometric high-performance thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method has been established for analysis for two anti epileptic drugs, levetiracetam and oxcarbazepine in tablets. Separations on silica gel 60 F 254 HPTLC plates with toluene-acetone-methanol, 6:2:2 ( v/v ), as mobile phase enabled satisfactory resolution of the two drugs. This system afforded well resolved compact bands for levetiracetam and oxcarbazepine at R F 0.45 ± 0.02 and 0.55 ± 0.02, respectively. Densitometric scanning was performed in absorbance/reflectance mode at 200 and 261 nm. The method was successfully validated for precision, robustness, ruggedness, and recovery. The drugs were also subjected to photodegradation studies; oxcarbazepine was degraded in 9 h and levetiracetam was not degraded even after a long period. The method was found to be accurate and compatible with the conditions used.

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Neodymium zirconyl oxalate (NdZrOX) is prepared and characterized by chemical analysis and ir spectral studies. Its thermal decomposition has been investigated by using DTA, TG, DTG, X-ray diffraction and ir spectroscopy. On the basis of thermogravimetry and isothermal studies a probable mechanism for the decomposition is proposed. The decomposition proceeds mainly through three stages: i) dehydration between RT-413 K, ii) decomposition of oxalate between 413–943 K and iii) decomposition of the carbonate between 1028–1235 K to give a mixed oxide. The ir spectra and X-ray diffraction studies are made for identification of the intermediates. X-ray diffraction studies of the end product indicates that it belongs to cubic crystal system witha=11.520 Å.

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A number of essential trace elements play a major role in various metabolic pathways and in many diseases like autoimmune, neurological and psychiatric. This study is undertaken with an aim to evaluate the levels of different trace elements in the scalp hair samples of patients suffering from alcohol induced psychosis by particle induced X-ray emission technique (PIXE). It is observed that Fe (p < 0.0005), Cu (p < 0.001) are significantly higher in the hair samples of alcohol induced psychosis patients compared to those in normals while concentrations of Mn (p < 0.005) and Zn (p < 0.0001) are lower. The concentrations of Co and Ni in the hair samples are found to be in consonance with the concentrations in the normals.

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A chemical neutron activation analysis method to determine trace amounts of palladium present in the uranium ores has been developed. Palladium was concentrated on an anionic exchanger to purify from large amounts of uranium, iron and copper that were present in the ore. The resin in which Pd was adsorbed was neutron irradiated and the activation product109Pd was assayed through its daughter109mAg by low energy photon spectrometry to estimate palladium. Both the 88 keV gamma-line and the 22 keV X-ray line (arising out of the internal transition of109mAg) were used to arrive at the concentration values by a standard comparison technique. A thin window Si(Li) detector and an HPGe detector were used for the radioactive assay. Detection limits and the advantage of using the X-ray line of Ag over that of the gamma-line were discussed. An absolute detection limit of 0.12·10−9 g could be arrived at by the use of the 22.10 keV X-ray line in an interference-free condition.

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Synergism in the extraction of Lu(III) from thiocyanate solutions has been investigated using mixtures of bis-2-ethylhexyl sulfoxide (B2EHSO) and 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (HTTA) or di-n-octyl sulfoxide (DOSO) or tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) in benzene. For comparison, the synergistic extraction of Lu(III) from perchlorate solutions has also been investigated with a mixture of B2EHSO and HTTA. These extraction data have been analyzed theoretically with the aid of a computer by taking into account complexation of the metal in the aqueous phase by inorganic ligands and plausible complexation in the organic phase. The equilibrium constants of the various product species have been deduced by non-linear regression analysis.

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The present work describes the application of radiotracer technique for studying uptake of arsenic on titanium hydroxide, commercial titanium dioxide (TiO2) powder (anatase) and synthesized mesoporous titania beads in acidic, neutral, and alkaline conditions. Sol–gel templating method was used to prepare titania–polysaccharide composites, with different polymer contents. Mesoporous titania was obtained by heat treatment of the composite beads in a controlled environment. The synthesis process was optimized, using thermogravimetry analysis. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the formation of anatase pure phase titania (TiO2) at 700 °C in different environments, and scanning electron microscopy studies confirmed uniform pore size distribution. The effect of surface area, polymer content and pH on uptake of arsenic(III) and (V) on the synthesized titania beads was also investigated. Arsenic(V) was found to be retained quantitatively on the titania beads synthesized from 0.8% polymer content titania–polymer composite precursor in neutral to alkaline conditions. Details of the results obtained are discussed.

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Synergism in the extraction of Ce(III) from thiocyanate solutions has been investigated using mixtures of 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (HTTA) and bis-2-ethylhexyl sulfoxide (B2EHSO) or di-n-octyl sulfoxide (DOSO) in benzene. A very high synergistic enhancement of the order of 105 has been observed. If a mixture of both dialkyl sulfoxides (B2EHSO+DOSO) is used, an additional synergistic effect is found due to the formation of a mixed, solvated complex when both reagents are added to the metal chelate. These extraction data have been analyzed theoretically with the aid of a computer by taking into account complexation of the metal in the aqueous phase by inorganic ligands and plausible complexation in the organic phase. The equilibrium constants of the various product species have been deduced by non-linear regression analysis.

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