Reproductive Inflammatory Mediators and Male Infertility – Special issue Chemical Biology Letters

Association between male reproductive tract infection and inflammation with male infertility is an extremely debated topic in the arena of Andrology research. Disruption of semen quality in cases of testicular and accessory gland infections, owe to altered spermatogenesis, sperm maturation and/or transport. The impact depends on the intensity, duration of progression, mediators of the inflammatory process and individual susceptibility to the infection. Interactions among the mediators with immunological cells and other regulators affect sperm function and have been reported to be associated with male infertility. However, the issue is still under debate and paves several dimensions of research in this realm.

This special issue aims to summarize the current knowledge on male reproductive tract inflammation and causative agents with its consequences on male reproductive functions. We believe that this issue will broaden the understanding of male reproductive immunology. These observations will definitely help to develop a new diagnostic stand for males suffering from gonadal tract infection and inflammation.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

● Testicular infection and inflammation
● Accessory sex organ inflammation and male infertility
● Seminal infections and its markers
● Role of leukocytes in male reproductive tract inflammation
● Systemic diseases and immunomodulation in male infertility
● Management of male reproductive tract inflammation
● Roles of hormones and male reproductive immunology

Guest Editors:

Pallav Sengupta, PhD
Department of Physiology
Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
MAHSA University
Sulagna Dutta, PhD
Department of Physiology
Faculty of Dentistry
MAHSA University


Article (Research articles and Review Articles) should be submitted online on the journal site as per author guidelines. Authors need to indicate submission to special issue in cover letter to editor.

Submission Deadline 31st December 2019
Publication Date 1st March 2020

There is no publication charges for publishing in special issue or in Chemical Biology Letters.

Phytomedicine Journal Special issue on Plant medicine | Biomedical and Therapeutic Sciences

Phytomedicine is plant based therapeutics development, a discipline of modern scientific analysis and application of traditional medicinal practices based on various plant materials in prevention and therapy of diseases. The special issue on phytomedicine covering recent advances on research in scientific advances on plant based medicine development span the subfields (though not limited to as phytomedicine is a very wide discipline):

  1. Ethnobotanical and Ethnomedicinal practices research advances
  2. Phytopharmaceutical analysis
  3. Active constituent identification and characterization
  4. New plant identification for different disease treatment
  5. Modern Ayurvedic practices
  6. Drug delivery methods for phytopharmaceuticals
  7. Extraction and Isolation Methods development


Dr. Rambir Singh
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, UP.

How to submit:

Research Article, Review Articles, Short Communication and Experts View on phytomedicine should be prepared as per author guidelines and submitted on the Journal website at

Last date of submission: Ongoing Submission

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Integrated Environmental Science : BS Chhikara | ScienceIn Publishing

Book: Integrated Environmental Science

Author: BS Chhikara

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Table of Content

Unit 1: Introduction to environmental studies

  • Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies
  • Scope and Importance; Need for public awareness.

Unit 2:  Ecosystems

  • What is an ecosystem? Structure and function of ecosystem; Energy flow in an ecosystem: food chains, food webs and ecological succession. Case studies of the following ecosystems:
  • Forest ecosystem
  • Grassland ecosystem
  • Desert ecosystem
  • Aquatic ecosystems (ponds, streams, lakes, rivers, oceans, estuaries)

Unit 3: Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

  • Land Resources and land use change; land degradation, soil erosion and desertification.
  • Deforestation: Causes and impacts due to mining, dam building on environment, forests, biodiversity and tribal populations.
  • Water: use and over exploitation of surface and ground water, floods, droughts, conflicts over water (international and inter-state).
  • Energy resources: Renewable and non-renewable energy sources, use of alternate energy sources, growing energy needs, case studies.

Unit 4: Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Levels of biological diversity: genetic, species and ecosystem diversity; Biogeographic zones of India; Biodiversity patterns and global biodiversity hot sports.
  • India as a mega-biodiversity nation; Endangered and endemic species of India
  • Threats to biodiversity: Habitat loss, poaching of wildlife, man-wildlife conflicts, biological invasions; Conservation of biodiversity: In-situ and Ex-situ conservation of biodiversity.
  • Ecosystem and biodiversity services: Ecological, economic, social, ethical, aesthetic and informational value.

Unit 5: Environmental Pollution

  • Environmental Pollution: types, causes, effects and controls, Air, water, soil and noise pollution
  • Nuclear Hazard and human health risks
  • Solid waste management: Control measures of urban and Industrial waste
  • Pollution case studies

Unit 6: Environmental Policies and Practices

  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Climate change, global warming, ozone layer depletion, acid rain and impact of human communities and agriculture
  • Environment Laws: Environment protection act; Air (prevention and control of pollution) Act; Water (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act; Wildlife Protection Act: Forest Conservation Act.
  • Nature reserves, tribal population and rights, and human wildlife conflicts in Indian context.

Unit 7: Human communities and the Environment

  • Human population growth: Impacts on environment, human health and welfare.
  • Resettlement and rehabilitation of project affected persons: case studies
  • Disaster management: flood, earthquake, cyclones and landslides.
  • Environmental Movements: Chipko, Silent Valley, Bishnois of Rajasthan
  • Environmental Ethics: Role of Indian and other religions and cultures in environmental conservation
  • Environmental communication and public awareness, case studies (e.g. CNG vehicles in Delhi).

Unit 8: Field work

  • Visit to an area to document environmental assets: river/forest/flora/fauna etc.
  • Visit to local polluted site – Urban/Rural/Industrial/Agricultural
  • Study of common plants, insects, birds and basic principles of identification.

Study of simple ecosystems – pond, river, Delhi ridge etc.

Organic Chemistry for Chemical Engineering Sciences – B. Singh | Integrated Science

Book : Organic Chemistry for Engineering Sciences

Author : Bhupender Singh

Edition : 1st Year of publication 2013

ISBN : 978-93-5126-559-7 Publisher: Integrated Science

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Table of Contents

   An Introduction to Organic Reactions  

. Type of organic reactions          

. Energy changes in Reactions    

. Reaction Intermediates             



Free Radicals     


. Reaction Mechanisms

.. Substitution Reactions              

Nucleophilic Substitution reactions         

Electrophilic Substitution reactions         

Free Radical Substitution reactions         

.. Addition Reactions     

Electrophilic Addition reactions 

Nucleophilic Addition reactions

Free radical addition reactions  

.. Elimination Reactions

.. Molecular Rearrangements    

Nucleophilic rearrangements    

Electrophilic rearrangements     

Free radical rearrangement        

. Oxidation and Reduction Reactions      

   Chemistry of  Hydrocarbons    

. Alkanes             


Physical Properties of Alkanes  

Chemical Properties of Alkanes


Petroleum Origin            

Natural Gas       

Composition of Petroleum         

Petroleum Mining          

Petroleum Refining        



Octane number               

. CycloAlkanes  



Synthesis of Alicyclic Compounds            

Physical Properties of cycloalkanes         

Chemical Properties      

Baeyer Strain Theory     

MO theory or orbital picture of angle strain        

Stability of Cyclohexane               

Substitution reactions   

Addition reaction            

. Alkenes            



Physical Properties         

Chemical Properties      

. Dienes               

Conjugated Dienes        


Chemical Properties      

. Alkynes             

Acidity of Alkynes           


Physical Properties         

Chemical Properties      

. Aromatic Hydrocarbons             




Chemical Reactions and Directive effect               

Effect of substituent on Reactivity          

  Chemistry of  Functional Groups            

Hydrocarbon Halides     


Physical Properties         

Chemical Properties      

Organometallic Reagents            

Grignard Reagents         


Physical Properties         

Chemical Properties      




Polyalcohols (glycols) or polyhydric alcohols        

Dihydric Alcohols (Diols)               


Ethylene Glycol


Physical Properties         

Chemical Properties      

Aldehydes and ketones               

Structure of the Aldehyde and Ketones

Methods of Preparation              

Physical Properties of Aldehyde               

Chemical Properties of Aldehydes          

Carboxylic acids


Physical Properties         

Chemical Properties      

Acyl Chlorides   

Preparation of Acid Chlorides    

Physical Properties of Acid Chlorides      

Chemical Properties of Acid Chlorides   

Acid Anhydrides              

Preparation of Acid Anhydrides

Physical properties         

Chemical properties      

Diazonium Salts


Physical properties         

Chemical properties      

Synthetic use of diazonium salts              





Chemical Reactions        


. Introduction   



. Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)         

Theory of TLC   

Stationary phases           

Mobile phases 

Experimental: Analysis of a Mixture by Thin Layer Chromatography        

Application and Uses of TLC       

. Column Chromatography          

Experimental Procedure for Column Chromatography   

. Wet Packing    

. Dry Packing     

Sample Loading



Application and Uses of Column Chromatography           

Normal to high pressure chromatography           


Normal Phase and Reverse Phase Chromatography        

Liquid Chromatography types   

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)           

Reverse phase HPLC      

Instrumentation for HPLC           






Applications of HPLC      

Partition Chromatography          

Theoretical plates theory:           

Paper chromatography

Gas Chromatography    



Injection port   


Applications of GC          

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)               


Experimental GPC          

Applications of Gel permeation chromatography             

 Ultra Violet Spectroscopy           


The Electromagnetic Spectrum 

Principles of Absorption Spectroscopy  

UV-Visible Absorption Spectra (Electronic energy levels, electronic transitions and selection rules)          

General appearance of UV bands            

Factors affecting absorption      

Effect of Conjugation on wavelength maxima:  

Introduction to Woodward-Fieser Rules               

Conjugated Dienes        

Conjugated Aldehydes and Ketones      

The ultraviolet spectrometer     

 Infra Red Spectroscopy               



Stretching Vibrations     

Bending Vibrations         

Fundamental vibrations and overtones

Infrared Vibrations – Active and Forbidden (Selection Rule)        

Interpreting a IR spectra              

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Conductive polymer nanocomposite enzyme immobilized biosensor for pesticide detection

  • Priyanka D Virutkar

    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

  • Ashish P Mahajan

    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

  • Bhavna H Meshram

    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

  • Subhash B Kondawar

    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University


Carbon nanotubes, Acetylcholinesterase,
Pesticides, Biosensors


Conductive carbon nanotubes based polyaniline/polypyrrole
polymer nanocomposite (CNT-PANI-PPy) film was electrochemically
synthesized on graphite electrode using cyclic voltammetry. CNT-PANI-PPy
film formed a biocompatible environment to entrap enzyme molecule and
used as biosensor for pesticide detection. This study shows that enzyme
based conductive polymer nanocomposite film itself acts as a mediator.
Carbon nanotubes promote electron transfer reactions in presence of
Acetythiocholine chloride (ATCl) as a substrate at a lower potential and
catalyzed the electrochemical oxidation of enzymatically formed
thiocholine. Surface morphology was studied by scanning electron
microscopy which shows a porous structure of the modified film
beneficial for enzyme immobilization. Electrochemical behavior of the
fabricated electrodes evaluated through cyclic voltammetry and
electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The detection of pesticide
(acephate) was performed by chronoamperometry and the limit of detection
(LOD) of acephate was found to be 0.007 ppm concentration which is
quite low.

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Conductive polymer nanocomposite enzyme immobilized biosensor for pesticide detection

Conductive carbon nanotubes based polyaniline/polypyrrole copolymer nanocomposite (CNT-PANI-PPy) film was electrochemically synthesized on graphite electrode using cyclic voltammetry. CNT-PANI-PPy film formed a biocompatible environment to entrap enzyme molecule and used as biosensor for pesticide detection. This study shows that enzyme based conductive copolymer nanocomposite film itself acts as a mediator. Carbon nanotubes promote electron transfer reactions in presence of acetylcholine chloride (ATCl) as a substrate at a lower potential and catalyzed the electrochemical oxidation of enzymatically formed thiocholine. Surface morphology was studied by scanning electron microscopy which shows a porous structure of the modified film beneficial for enzyme immobilization. Electrochemical behavior of the fabricated electrodes evaluated through cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The detection of pesticide (acephate) was performed by chronoamperometry and the limit of detection (LOD) of acephate was found to be 0.007 ppm concentration which is quite low.



NanoCatalysis – Nanochemistry of Catalysts and Catalysis | Special issue of Journal of Materials NanoScience

Dr. RS Verma materials nanoscience

#NanoCatalysis covers the development in new #chemistry for #nanocatalysts synthesis and applications. The chemistry in the field of nanocatalysis and nanocatalysts is advancing at a fast pace, #high-impact and bringing the new methodologies, chemical procedures for synthesis of nanocatalysts along with development of new type of nanocatalysts. The application field of #nanochemistry of catalysis is spreading to new areas including new nanocatalysis, surface chemistry of nanocatalysts, refining and development of catalysts for existing procedures, new nanoconjugates for higher catalytic activity, nanophysics of catalytic materials, new organic nanocatalysts, solution chemistry of nanocatalysts, and so on. A special issue covering the recent advances in chemistry of nanocatalysis will cover following fields:

  • Carbon based nanocatalysts: Nanofullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene,
  • Nanocatalysis – development of new nanocatalysts and applications thereof.
  • Nanoscience chemistry of metal catalyst materials
  • Chemistry of Nanoenergy materials
  • NanoChips (semiconductor designing and development using new materials chemistry)
  • Nanocatalysts/nanomaterials for Nanobattery and nanofuel cells
  • Inorganic Chemistry development in nanoparticle catalysts and applications thereof like gold nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles, iron and magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots, and other metal /alloy nanoparticles.
  • Nanocatalysts for biotechnology and Nanomedicine – Chemistry of Drug delivery systems
  • BioNanocatalysts: Chemistry and Biology of Biocatalysts
  • NanoEnzymes Chemistry
  • All other subfields of Nanocatalysts development and application

The articles are invited from Chemical Sciences fraternity for publication in special issue. The Review articles, Original Research Articles, Short Communication, Expert Opinion would be considered for processing in the issue.

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Last Date of Submissions: January 30, 2019
Early Submissions (encouraged by): November 30, 2018

Issue Editing by

Dr. Rajender S. Verma,
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
ORD, National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Water Systems Division/ Water Resources Recovery Branch
26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA EB

Associate Editor and Senior Advisor

Research interest: NanoChemistry, Nanocatalysis, Nanoscience, nanomaterials.



Nanomaterials Frontiers

Nanomaterials Frontiers is meant to cover exciting new and recent research advances in field of nanomaterials, smart materials development, new notable technological advances at nanometer scale research and path breaking research finding in nanomaterials advances. The Frontier research in nanomaterials covered from all literary sources highlighted as breakthrough findings in form of summarized reports ‘Nanomaterials Frontiers’ be published combined in print form of ‘Journal of Materials NanoScience’, however, selected highlights will be published online. The summarized highlights would provide a quick grasp of latest advances to scientists and young researchers.
Researchers are invited to submit the reports for covering in highlights/frontiers as small summary write up in simple lucid presentation (for easy understanding by novice researchers) extending upto 2 pages (the report should include new title and 2-3 paragraphs summary along with references to original source). Submit by email to pubs @ thesciencein .org or may submit by form below.



Synthesis and Biodegradation Study of Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend


Synthesis and Biodegradation Study of Starch/PVA/Nanoclay Blend

Geeta Saini University of Delhi
Himani Chauhan University of Delhi
Aeshna Gupta University of Delhi
Disha Gangotia University of Delhi

Keywords: Food packaging, Nanoclay, Biodegradable, PVA, Starch

In this research work, we have synthesized blend of starch/PVA/nanoclay via solution cast method. The composition of blend was starch and PVA in 1:1 ratio by weight with citric acid as plasticizer. The amount of nanoclay was varied between 0.5 to 2 wt%. The structure elucidation of the film by Scanning electron microscopy reveals homogeneous dispersion of nanoclay into polymer matrix. The biodegradation of the films were studied by soil burial method and enzymatic hydrolysis and it was found that completely biodegradable films were produced which could serve as potential candidate for food packaging.