• K S Narayan

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    • Oxidation of dyes by manganese tetraphenyl porphyrin activated peroxy bleach

      R G Bhirud E V Srisankar K S Narayan

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      The oxidation of a number of dyes in predominantly aqueous systems by tetraphenylporphyrinato manganese(III) imidazole, MnTPP(Im), activated peroxy bleach has been studied in the context of application in detergent systems. Dyes with an olefinic linkage in the chromophoric group are readily oxidized by perborate even in the absence of the activator. On the other hand, dyes with an azo linkage are resistant to oxidation and are bleached only to a limited extent (25%) even by MnTPP(Im) activated perborate. In the presence of a surfactant, alkylbenzene sulphonate, bleaching is further inhibited by micellar solubilization of the dyes. Sulphonation of MnTPP(Im) only marginally improves the bleaching efficiency in presence of the surfactant. MnTPP(Im) is also destroyed by perborate in the absence of the substrate. In view of these limitations, the metalloporphyrin activated peroxy bleach system is not promising for application in detergent systems. Attempts have also been made to explain the difference in the behaviour of different substrates on structural consideration.

    • Gallium nitride nanoparticles for solar-blind detectors

      Dinesh Kabra Kripasindhu Sardar K S Narayan

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      We investigate the properties of GaN semiconducting nanoparticles as a potential candidate for photodetection in the solar-blind region. The photocurrent spectral response is studied spanning the range 1.6-5.5 eV. A significant fraction of the response is in the range 4–5.5 eV. The results are compared to other optical properties and the origins of the features observed in the spectra are speculated upon.

    • Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the polyoxovanadate cluster [Zn2(NH2(CH2)2NH2)5][{Zn(NH2(CH2)2NH2)2}2{V18O42(H2O)}].xH2O (x ∼ 12), possessing a layered structure].xH2O (x ∼ 12), possessing a layered structure

      Srinivasan Natarajan K S Narayan Swapan K Pati

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      A hydrothermal reaction of a mixture of ZnCl2, V2O5, ethylenediamine and water gave rise to a layered poly oxovanadate material [Zn2(NH2(CH2)2NH2)5][{Zn(NH2(CH2)2NH2)2}5{V18O42(H2O)}].xH2O (x ∼ 12) (I) consisting of [V18O42]12− clusters. These clusters, with all the vanadium ions in the +4 state, are connected together through Zn(NH2(CH2)2NH2)2 linkers forming a two-dimensional structure. The layers are also separated by distorted trigonal bipyramidal [Zn2(NH2(CH2)2NH2)5] complexes. The structure, thus, presents a dual role for the Zn-ethyl-enediamine complex. The magnetic susceptibility studies indicate that the interactions between the V centres inI are predominantly antiferromagnetic in nature and the compound shows highly frustrated behaviour. The magnetic properties are compared to the theoretical calculations based on the Heisenberg model, in addition to correlating to the structure. Crystal data for the complexes are presented.

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