Authors:K. De, J. Chatterjee, A. Das, S. Basu, and D. Basu
Two single doses of X-ray radiation, i.e., 75 cGy and 4.0 Gy were applied on male Swiss albino mice. Quantitative changes in concentrations of trace metals like copper, zinc, cadmium and chromium in the whole body irradiated mice skin at several post-irradiated time intervals were studied in comparison to that of control animals. Observations indicate that irradiation induce redistribution of trace metals studied in skin at different post-irradiation time intervals.
scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a thermal analytical tool for preformulation
studies. Extrapolated melting temperature (TP)
and heat of fusion (ΔHf)
can be used as parameters for optimizing the DSC performance. Two model pharmaceuticals
acetaminophen and nicotinamide are used in this study. Using a factorial design
for the experimental model and matrix analysis the results, the effect of
sample mass, heating rate and the nitrogen flow rate were evaluated on the
and TP values. Two
levels for each of the procedural variables were used as a balanced experimental
design with two sample sizes, two heating rates and two nitrogen flow rates.
It was found that the change in the heating rate caused significant changes
in the ΔHf
values but not the Tp
values for acetaminophen. However, no significant effect was found for the Tp value but ΔHf value was affected to a
certain extent for nicotinamide.
Authors:K. Roy, S. Basu, D. Pal, S. Lahiri, and A. Ramaswami
95Tc has been produced through -particle activation of a natural niobium target. The carrier-free 95Tc radionuclide has been separated from the bulk target using tri-n-octylamine (TOA) diluted by cyclohexane as extracting agent and HCl, HNO3 as aqueous phase. Solid-liquid extraction has also been carried out with TOA impregnated Kieselguhr mineral acid system. Technetium-95 was recovered from the organic phase by stripping with 0.1M EDTA above pH 9.