Current research advances in Science and Technology of South Africa

The Scientific and Technological research in South Africa is advancing at a notable pace and remarkable research contribution by researchers from South Africa are getting recognition world over. This special issue intend to cover the current research advances in South Africa for publication in JIST journal.

The Journal of Integrated Science and Technology has been publishing research from interdisciplinary fields of Science and Technology and as a integrated approach for covering the recent advances in the scientific and technological research, the editors of journal are considering articles for a special issue covering the current research advances in scientific and technological research from South Africa to extend an opportunity for the researchers towards priority publication of their research output.

The editors of the journal invite Research Articles, Review Articles, Short communication articles from researchers from (and working in) South Africa in the interdisciplinary research in following subjects

  • Materials Science * Physics * Environmental Science * Chemical Sciences * Polymer Science * Solar Materials * Water Research * Energy Materials * Energy Storage Materials * Engineering Sciences * Energy engineering * Application of Science and Technology Research * Biomaterials * Biological Sciences * Applied Chemistry * Physics and Chemistry of materials, * synthesis, development, properties studies and applications of different Inorganic and Organic materials and compounds * Mathematics and studies related to physical properties of materials. *Developments in Computer Sciences and engineering and applications studies *Research and advances in understanding different aspects of environment, pollution, toxicological studies, and developments in remediation / protection of environment *Engineering of new materials development, application development, * materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering and technological development in materials applications *Development of different biological materials (biomass etc) sciences, * biomaterials engineering, * polymers, and *studies in pharmaceutical sciences

How to Submit

Authors need to prepare their manuscript according the author guidelines provided on the journal site and submit online on journal site.

Important Dates
Last date of submission: 20 March 2021.
Completion of Issue : 10 April 2021

Articles will be published with open access. There is NO fees or APC for publishing in this issue (Platinum Open Access – Authors do not pay any kind of charges).

Submissions are ongoing (researchers can submit now), and articles will be processed and published continuously (as we go model) till the final completion of the issue.

Issue Editors:

The articles will be edited by editors of respective sections with support of all editorial board members including
Prof. S. Khasa, (Editor-in-Chief) Department of physics, DCRUST,
Prof. Hendrik C Swart, Editor (South Africa), University of Free State,
Prof. S. Padmanaban, University of Johannesburg
and other EAB members (see the member details at journal site).

Journal of Integrated Science and Technology

Covid-19 : Evaluation, Challenges and New Avenues

Articles are invited from academic fraternity for publication in special issue for covering the issues, aspects and advances of COVID-19 pandemic. The special issue ‘Covid-19: Evaluation, Challenges and New Avenues‘ is scheduled for publication in ‘Integrated Journal of Social Sciences

Subjects covered: All fields from social sciences, arts and humanities covering Education, Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Society, Social studies, literacy, computer science, artificial intelligence, industrial impact, commerce, employment, business, personal care, disaster management, academics, COVID-19 impact, corona virus and similar other virus disease and their impact on society and human health, international relations, and all other aspects related to COVID-19 pandemic.

Integrated Journal of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal. We are now inviting research papers, review papers and case studies based on the challenges and issues posed by the current times of global pandemic of Corona Virus.


Dr. Vinod Shanwal,
Gautam Buddha University

Annie Khanam Singh
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Gautam Buddha University. India


Article must be prepared strictly according to author guidelines provided on the journal site and submit on journal site.

This last date for submission of articles is June 30, 2020.

There is no fees for publication in this special issue.

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Antiproliferative effect of Mosinone-A on expression of apoptotic and cell cycle associated proteins in DMBA induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis – retraction note

Antiproliferative effect of Mosinone-A on expression of apoptotic and cell cycle associated proteins in DMBA induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis

Submitted to: Chemical Biology Letters

Sugunadevi Govindasamy1, Anbu Singaravelu2 and Suresh Kathiresan3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts & Science for Women (Autonomous), Perambalur -621212 2Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Sacred heart college (Autonomous), Thirupattur -635 601 3Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry& Biotechnology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar.


The present study aimed to investigated the antiproliferative potential of Mosinone-A on cell proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle proteins during 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) induced hamster buccal pouch (HBP) carcinogenesis. A total number of 40 golden Syrian hamsters were randomized into 4 groups of 10 animals in each. Group I animals were served as untreated control. Groups II and III animals were painted with 0.5% DMBA in liquid paraffin three times per week for 14 weeks on the left buccal pouches. Group III animals were orally administered with Mosinone-A (2 mg kg-1 b.wt) starting one week before the exposure to the carcinogen and continued on days alternate to DMBA painting, until the sacrification of the animals. Groups IV animals were received Mosinone-A alone throughout the experimental period. Topical application of DMBA for 14 weeks induced buccal pouch carcinomas associated with increased expression of Cox-2, P21, iNos and SIAT1 whereas decreased expression of Bax, Cleaved caspase-9, P12DOC-1, p16INK4A and p15INK4B. Oral administration of Mosinone-A significantly inhibited the development of HBP carcinomas as revealed by decreased expression of Cox-2, P21, iNos and  SIAT1 and over expression  Bax, Cleaved caspase-9, P12DOC-1, p16INK4A and  p15INK4B. The result of the present study indicates that Mosinone-A can exerts protective effects against DMBA induced buccal pouch carcinogenesis by inhibiting cell proliferation and inducing differentiation and apoptosis.

Key words: Oral cancer; Mosinone-A; DMBA; hamster; carcinogenesis; apoptosis

Note: this manuscript has been removed from journal due to ‘no response from authors’. It was reviewed and accepted by editor for consideration in Chemical Biology Letters, however, authors did not respond to emails and reminders for required revisions and submission of revised/updated manuscript.

Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences towards Green and Sustainable Environment 2017: RACSGSE-SBAP


Proceedings ISBN: 978-93-5311-552-4

UGC funded National Conference on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences towards Green and Sustainable Environment – Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan Perspective RACSGSE-SBAP 2017

Organized by

Department of Chemistry
Aditi Mahavidyalaya
University of Delhi
Delhi, India

Table of Contents


Summary Report of National Conference RACSGSE-SBAP 2017 Bhupender Singh PDF 1-6
Creating Environmental Awareness among Children: Swachh Bharat Mission Perspective Manisha Wadhwa nee Dabas PDF 7-16
Decentralization of solid wastes: a sustainable step towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Suruchi Suruchi, Savita Bargujar PDF 17-20
Sustainable development – its goal and strategies Poonam Lakra PDF 21-28
Renewable energy scenario in India – Scope and challenges Shikha Yadav PDF 29-34
Heavy metals and sewage toxicity impact on seed germination, plant growth and yield of Pigeon Pea Jyoti Singh PDF 35-38
Nanotechnology approach towards green and sustainable environment Shashi Prabha PDF 39-44
Organic Light Emitting Diode: Energy efficient material for sustainable green environment Tanya Dhawan, Aarti Aarti, Astha Kotnala, Bhupender S. Chhikara PDF 45-56
Management of e – waste in India: A Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan perspective Mamta Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Parul Chopra PDF 57-60
Trash to treasure: processing the solid waste in useful manner Saloni Nischal, Indu Nashier Gahlawat PDF 61-70
Global warming: Causes and Effects Varsha Sharma, Indu Nashier Gahlawat PDF 71-74
Threat inside house -Indoor pollution Asha Asha, Indu Nashier Gahlawat PDF 75-78

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 (extended) 31st December 2019 . 15th January 2020
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

Note: there is no publication charges for publishing in the special issue or in journal.

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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