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Optoelectronic properties of single and array of 1-D III-nitride nanostructures: An approach to light-driven device and energy resourcing

One dimensional (1-D) group III-nitride nanostructures are important components of optoelectronic devices owing to its unique feature of unidirectional carrier flow, and efficient electrical connectivity. The group III-nitride materials are attractive for the application as low power white and blue–green light sources provide a green and extended operational life. We discuss the luminescence phenomena observed in single or arrayed 1-D III-nitride nanostructures including quantum wells. The role of these 1-D nanostructures is critically reviewed in the field of ‘green’ energy generation, namely hydrogen source in fuel cells, the photoelectrochemical workhorse in renewable energy resourcing, and in solar cells.




Chemical extraction and biomedical importance of secondary organic metabolites from plants – A review

Medicinal plants are the important source of potentially useful chemotherapeutic agents which have made enormous contributions to human health and well-being. The bacteria, fungi, virus, etc have developed resistance against available drugs. The secondary metabolites of the variety of plants can serve as major source for the development of new drugs for the treatment of different diseases and infections. Depending upon the bioactive constituents present in the plant sample, these metabolites are extracted by different methods including most recent soxhlet, microwave, ultrasound, supercritical fluid, etc extractions. The different groups of secondary metabolites with their structural variations, chemical extraction methods and their potent biomedical applications have been discussed in this review.




Tutorial Reviews of Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanomaterials advances

The tutorial reviews present the contents in lucid presentations and include comparatively more graphics for better understanding of the field to novice readers. Tutorial reviews are important source to cover and understand the research advances for the benefit and information updates of novice readers of respective scientific field. The research is advancing at a fast pace in field of nanoscience, nanotechnology and nanomaterials; and require a frequent updating the readers about the progress in the field particularly the new learners and readers. The Journal of Materials Nanoscience publishes tutorial review besides the regular review articles to provide a comprehensive coverage of nanoscience and nanomaterials advances. The community members, researcher, teachers are invited to compile and submit the tutorial reviews for information updates to students.
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Integrated Research Advances Impact factor and Indexing matrices

Journal Name : Integrated Research Advances
Publisher Integrated Science
Journal Issues per volume/year Two
Frequency Biannual
Editorial Board Members Multinational [Link]
Journal Type International
Journal International Serial Number – ISSN 2456-334X
Demography of Authors Unites State, China, Africa, Japan,
Korea, Hong Kong, India [Link]
Start Year 2014

Three Year Average Impact Factor:

Impact Factor (2016) 3.714
Citations recorded: 026
Article Published (2014): 007

Impact Factor (2017) 0.1666
Citations recorded: 01
Article Published (2015): 006

Impact Factor 0.437
Citations recorded: 07
Article Published (2016): 016

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Assessment of Anti-diabetic and Anti-oxidant activity of Murraya Koenigii extracts using in-vitro assays

Murraya koenigii, commonly known as curry leaves, is a regular ingredient used in Indian cuisines. Not only it is beneficial for health but also it is speculated to have various medicinal properties. Although a large number of phytochemicals have been identified and tested for various properties but no compound have been extended for drug design purpose. Present work conducted on Murraya koenigii illustrates its anti-diabetic and anti-oxidant activities using various biochemical tests. From various evaluated leaf extracts of M.koenigii, DCM and Ethanol extracts were the one which showed best activity for anti-oxidant and anti-diabetic assays.




Design, synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship of novel Phenolic based Pyrimidine hybrids from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) components as potential antitumor agents

Herein we describe a simple method for the synthesis of Baylis-Hillman adducts and their acetates by utilizing inexpensively available cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) natural resources. Furthermore, by using a molecular hybridization approach, a series of novel pyrimidine scaffolds (15a-15t) were synthesized via utilizing Baylis-Hillman acetates derived from cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL). All the newly synthesized compounds were screened for their in vitro antitumor activity. Baylis-Hillman compounds 5b and 5h showed promising anticancer activity against MCF-7. Among pyrimidine derivatives, compounds 15i, 15j and 15l showed promising activity against HEP-G2, whereas compounds 15j, 15k, 15l and 15m showed promising activity against MCF-7. In addition, compound 15m showed significant activity against K562 when compared with the standard. The structure-activity relationship (SAR) analysis suggests that the length of the carbon chain of phenyl ring played an important role in the potency of activity.




Professor Samir Kumar Pal | Materials NanoScience Editorial Advisory Board Member

Professor Samir Kumar Pal,
Department of Chemical, Biological & Macromolecular Sciences,
S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences,
JD Block, Sector III, Salt Lake,
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Expertise: Ultra-fast Spectroscopy in Bio molecules and Materials, Biomimetics, DSSC, Nanomedicines, Nano-catalysis, Development of Instruments for biomedical and environmental use.

Recent Publications:

> P. Kar, T. K. Maji, P. K. Sarkar, P. Lemmens and S. K. Pal. Development of a Photo-Catalytic Converter for Potential Use in the Detoxification of Cr(VI) Metal in Water from Natural Resources”, J. Mat. Chem. A (2018)
> P. K. Sarkar, A. Halder, A. Adhikari, N. Polley, S. Darbar, P. Lemmens and S. K. Pal
“DNA-based Fiber Optic Sensor for Direct In-vivo Measurement of Oxidative Stress”, Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical 255 (2018) 2194
> P. Singh, S. Choudhury, S. Kulanthaivel, D. Bagchi, I. Banerjee, S. A. Ahmed, and S. K. Pal
“Photo-triggered Destabilization of Nanoscopic Vehicles by Dihydroindolizine for Enhanced Anticancer Drug Delivery in Cervical Carcinoma”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 162 (2018) 202
> A. Halder, P. K. Sarkar, P. Pal, S. Chakrabarti, P. Chakrabarti, D. Bhattacharyya, R. Chakraborty and S. K. Pal
“Digital Camera Based Spectrometry for the Development of Point-of-Care Anemia Detection on Ultra-low Volume Whole Blood Sample”, IEEE Sensors Journal 17 (2017) 7149.
> J. Patwari, S. Sardar, B. Liu, P. Lemmens and S. K. Pal
“Three in One Approach Towards Efficient Organic Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Anti-aggregation, Panchromatic Absorption and Resonance Energy Transfer”, Beilstein J. Nanotechnology 8 (2017) 1705.
> P. K. Sarkar, A. Halder, N. Polley and S. K. Pal
“Development of Highly Selective and Efficient Prototype Sensor for Potential Application in Environmental Mercury Pollution Monitoring”, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 228 (2017) 314.
> P. Kar, T. K. Maji, J. Patwari and S. K. Pal
“Can A Light Harvesting Material be Always Common in Photocatalytic and Photovoltaic Applications?”, Materials Chemistry and Physics 200 (2017) 70.
> A. Mazumder, S. Batabyal, M. Mondal, T. Mondol, S. Choudhury, R. Ghosh, T. Chatterjee, D. Bhattacharyya, S. K. Pal, and S. Roy “Specific DNA Sequences Allosterically Enhance Protein-Protein Interaction in a Transcription Factor through Modulation of Protein Dynamics: Implications for Specificity of Gene Regulation”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19 (2017) 14781.
> R. Nandi, S. Mishra, T. K. Maji, K. Manna, P. Kara, S. Banerjee, S. Dutta, S. K Sharma, P. Lemmens, K. Das Saha and S. K. Pal “A Novel Nanohybrid for Cancer Theranostics: Folate Sensitized Fe2O3 Nanoparticle for Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy”, J. Mat. Chem. B 5 (2017) 3927.
> P. Singh, S. Choudhury, S. Dutta, A. Adhikari, S. Bhattacharya, D. Pal and S. K. Pal
“Ultrafast Spectroscopy on DNA-Cleavage by Endonuclease in Molecular Crowding”, Int. J. Biol. Macromolecules 103 (2017) 395.
> P. K. Sarkar, S. Pal, N. Polley, R. Aich, A. Adhikari, A. Halder, S. Chakrabarti, P. Chakrabarti and S. K. Pal
“Development and Validation of a Noncontact Spectroscopic Device for Hemoglobin Estimation at Point-of-Care”, J. Biomed. Optics 22 (2017) 055006.
> P. Singh, S. Choudhury, S. Singha, Y. Jun, S. Chakraborty, J. Sengupta, R. Das, K-Han Ahn and S. K. Pal. “A Sensitive Fluorescence Probe for the Polar Solvation Dynamics at Protein- Surfactant Interface”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19 (2017) 12237.
> D. Bagchi, S. Dutta, P. Singh, S. Chaudhuri and S. K. Pal. “Essential Dynamics of an Effective Phototherapeutic Drug in a Nanoscopic Delivery Vehicle: Psoralen in Ethosome for Biofilm Treatment”, ACS Omega 2 (2017) 1850.
> S. Mondal, A. Giri, Y. Zhang, S. K. Pal, W. Zhou and L-ping Wen “Caspase mediated beclin-1 dependent autophagy tuning activity and apoptosis promotion by surface modified hausmannite nanoparticle”, J. Biomed. Mat. Res.: A 105 (2017) 1299.
> A. Adhikari, N. Polley, S. Darbar and S. K. Pal “Therapeutic Potential of Surface Functionalized Mn3O4 Nanoparticles against Chronic Liver Diseases in Murine Model”, Materials Focus 3 (2017) 280.
> S. Ghosh, P. Kar, N. Bhandary, S. Basu, T. Maiyalagan, S. Sardar and S. K. Pal “Reduced graphene oxide supported hierarchical flower like manganese oxide as efficient electrocatalysts toward reduction and evolution of oxygen”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 42 (2017) 4111.
> Z. S. Seddigi, S. A. Ahmed, S. Sardar, N. H. Yarkandi, M. Abdulaziz and S. K. Pal “Combating Fuel-driven Aqua-Pollution by �BenzoMagnets�”, RSC Advances 7 (2017) 12277.
> D. Bagchi, T. K. Maji, S. Sardar, P. Lemmens, C. Bhattacharya, D. Karmakar and S. K. Pal “Sensitized ZnO Nanorod assemblies to detect heavy metal contaminated phytomedicines: Spectroscopic and Simulation Studies”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19 (2017) 2503.
> T. K. Maji, D. Bagchi, P. Kar, D. Karmakar and S. K. Pal “Enhanced Charge Separation through Modulation of Defect-state in Wide Band-gap Semiconductor for Potential Photocatalysis Application: Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Computational Studies”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 332 (2017) 391.
> P. Kar, T. K. Maji, R. Nandi, P. Lemmens and S. K. Pal. “In-situ hydrothermal synthesis of Bi-Bi2O2CO3 heterojunction photocatalyst with enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity”, Nano-Micro Letters 9 (2017) 18.
> J. Patwari, H. Ghadi, S. Sardar, J. Singhal, B. Tongbram, S. Shyamal, C. Bhattacharya, S. Chakrabarti and S. K. Pal
“Photo-induced electronic properties in single quantum well system: Effect of excitonic lifetime”, Materials Res. Express 4 (2017) 016301.

Prof. Pal is associated with ‘Journal of Materials NanoScience’ as Editorial Advisory Board Member since 2014. The journal link is