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Promoted N[triple bond]N activation by oxygen and boosted ammonia production over Bi4O5Br2 (2021)
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Yuan, C., Lu, Z., Jiang, W., Ibhadon, A. O., & Teng, F. (2021). Promoted N[triple bond]N activation by oxygen and boosted ammonia production over Bi4O5Br2. Molecular Catalysis, 515, Article 111913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2021.111913

Nitrogen photoreduction method is recognized as a safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable technology for ammonia production. For this method, nevertheless, it is a big challenge to efficaciously activate the N[tbnd]N triple bond. In this work,... Read More about Promoted N[triple bond]N activation by oxygen and boosted ammonia production over Bi4O5Br2.

Ultra-small FeS2nanoparticles for highly efficient chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes (2021)
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Southouse, J. P., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2021). Ultra-small FeS2nanoparticles for highly efficient chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 45(38), 17808-17815. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1nj03297f

Ultra-small FeS2nanoparticles were prepared and used as catalysts in a hydrogen transfer reaction for the synthesis of substituted anilines. The catalytic performance is superior to current systems across all reactions, within the timeframe of two ho... Read More about Ultra-small FeS2nanoparticles for highly efficient chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes.

Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions (2021)
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Vashisht, D., Sangar, S., Kaur, M., Sharma, E., Vashisht, A., Ibhadon, A. O., …Singh, K. (2021). Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions. Environmental Research, 197, Article 111142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111142

Pollution of water linked to microbial decontamination and extensive use of sodium chlorite (NaClO2 ) as a disinfectant, especially in the face of the current COVID-19 situation, is a serious water pollution issue that needs to be addressed. In this... Read More about Biosynthesis of silver nanospheres, kinetic profiling and their application in the optical sensing of mercury and chlorite ions in aqueous solutions.

Magnesium ferrite spinels as anode modifier for the treatment of Congo red and energy recovery in a single chambered microbial fuel cell (2020)
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Khan, N., Anwer, A. H., Khan, M. D., Azam, A., Ibhadon, A., & Khan, M. Z. (in press). Magnesium ferrite spinels as anode modifier for the treatment of Congo red and energy recovery in a single chambered microbial fuel cell. Journal of hazardous materials, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124561

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Magnesium Ferrite (MgFe2O4) spinel structures prepared by a solid-state reaction was used as an anode modifier in the microbial fuel cell (MFC) treatment of Congo red dye. The performance of the reactors with unmodified stainless... Read More about Magnesium ferrite spinels as anode modifier for the treatment of Congo red and energy recovery in a single chambered microbial fuel cell.

The role of heterogeneous catalysts in the plasma-catalytic ammonia synthesis (2020)
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Patil, B. S., Cherkasov, N., Srinath, N. V., Lang, J., Ibhadon, A. O., Wang, Q., & Hessel, V. (in press). The role of heterogeneous catalysts in the plasma-catalytic ammonia synthesis. Catalysis Today, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2020.06.074

Ammonia, being the second largest produced industrial chemical, is used as a raw material for many chemicals. Besides, there is a growing interest in the applications of ammonia as electrical energy storage chemical, as fuel, and in selective catalyt... Read More about The role of heterogeneous catalysts in the plasma-catalytic ammonia synthesis.

Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India (2020)
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Vashisht, D., Kumar, A., Mehta, S. K., & Ibhadon, A. (2020). Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India. Environmental advances, 1, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envadv.2020.100002

The present report deals with the analysis of emerging contaminants and the quality of drinking and underground water supply in Chandigarh, India. A water sampling monitoring and analysis was conducted by collecting a total of 54 samples of undergrou... Read More about Analysis of emerging contaminants: A case study of the underground and drinking water samples in Chandigarh, India.

Bi2WO6/C-dots/TiO2: A novel z-scheme photocatalyst for the degradation of fluoroquinolone levofloxacin from aqueous medium (2020)
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Elumalai, S., Sharma, S., Ibhadon, A. O., Grazia Francesconi, M., Mehta, S. K., Kansal, S. K., …Baskoutas, S. (2020). Bi2WO6/C-dots/TiO2: A novel z-scheme photocatalyst for the degradation of fluoroquinolone levofloxacin from aqueous medium. Nanomaterials, 10(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050910

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Photocatalytic materials and semiconductors of appropriate structural and morphological architectures as well as energy band gaps are materials needed for mitigating current environmental prob... Read More about Bi2WO6/C-dots/TiO2: A novel z-scheme photocatalyst for the degradation of fluoroquinolone levofloxacin from aqueous medium.

Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium (2020)
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Vashisht, D., Sharma, S., Kumar, R., Saini, V., Saini, V., Ibhadon, A., …Kataria, R. (2020). Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium. Microchemical journal, 155, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2020.104705

14 The deficiency, as well as overconsumption of essential metal ions, has serious health 15 implications. Hence, the design and synthesis of sensors for accurate detection of such ionic 16 species are of great significance. We report the synthesis a... Read More about Dehydroacetic acid Derived Schiff base as Selective and Sensitive Colorimetric Chemosensor for the Detection of Cu(II) ions in Aqueous Medium.

Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes (2019)
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Johnston, S. K., Bryant, T. A., Strong, J., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2019). Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes. ChemCatChem, 11(12), 2909-2918. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900391

Selective hydrogenation (semi-hydrogenation) reactions of alkynes rely on Pd-based catalysts to provide the correct pathway to favour formation of double bonds and avoid full hydrogenation to single bonds. Here, we present the preparation and charact... Read More about Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes.

Fabrication of novel carbon quantum dots modified bismuth oxide (α-Bi2O3/C-dots): Material properties and catalytic applications (2018)
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Sharma, S., Mehta, S. K., Ibhadon, A. O., & Kansal, S. K. (2019). Fabrication of novel carbon quantum dots modified bismuth oxide (α-Bi2O3/C-dots): Material properties and catalytic applications. Journal of colloid and interface science, 533, 227-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2018.08.056

The present work reports the facile and the template free sonochemical synthesis of a novel catalyst, α-Bi2O3/C-dots, for the degradation of indigo carmine (IC) dye, its simulated dyebath effluent and levofloxacin under visible light catalysis. The c... Read More about Fabrication of novel carbon quantum dots modified bismuth oxide (α-Bi2O3/C-dots): Material properties and catalytic applications.

The Reduction of Alkynes over Pd-based Catalyst Materials-A Pathway to Chemical Synthesis (2018)
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Ibhadon, A. O., & Kansal, S. K. (2018). The Reduction of Alkynes over Pd-based Catalyst Materials-A Pathway to Chemical Synthesis. Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology, 9(2), https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7048.1000376

Many reactions, including selective hydrogenation of alkynes, take place on solid surfaces. These reactions are vital in many areas of industry including the manufacture of polymers and fine chemicals such as vitamins, fragrances, and drugs. The choi... Read More about The Reduction of Alkynes over Pd-based Catalyst Materials-A Pathway to Chemical Synthesis.

Mixed surfactant (altering chain length and head group) aggregates as an effective carrier for tuberculosis drug (2018)
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Kumar, A., Rekha, Kansal, S. K., Ibhadon, A. O., & Mehta, S. K. (2018). Mixed surfactant (altering chain length and head group) aggregates as an effective carrier for tuberculosis drug. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, 215, 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2018.07.001

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Surface properties and aggregation behavior of cationic-cationic and cationic-non-ionic mixed surfactant systems viz. Dodecylethyldimethylammonium bromide (DDAB) with a series of double chain cationic surfactants (DiDDAB, DMDTAB,... Read More about Mixed surfactant (altering chain length and head group) aggregates as an effective carrier for tuberculosis drug.

A Facile synthesis of silver modified ZnO nanoplates for efficient removal of ofloxacin drug in aqueous phase under solar irradiation (2018)
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Kaur, A., Gupta, G., Ibhadon, A. O., Salunke, D. B., Sinha, A. S., & Kansal, S. K. (2018). A Facile synthesis of silver modified ZnO nanoplates for efficient removal of ofloxacin drug in aqueous phase under solar irradiation. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 6(3), 3621-3630. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2017.05.032

Here we report, silver modified ZnO was successfully synthesized via hydrothermal method. The as-prepared material was further characterized in detail for their structural, morphological and optical properties using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transfo... Read More about A Facile synthesis of silver modified ZnO nanoplates for efficient removal of ofloxacin drug in aqueous phase under solar irradiation.

Visible-light driven photocatalytic degradation of brilliant green dye based on cobalt tungstate (CoWO4) nanoparticles (2018)
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Taneja, P., Sharma, S., Umar, A., Mehta, S. K., Ibhadon, A. O., & Kansal, S. K. (2018). Visible-light driven photocatalytic degradation of brilliant green dye based on cobalt tungstate (CoWO4) nanoparticles. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 211, 335-342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2018.02.041

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Herein, we report the successful surfactant free synthesis, characterization and visible light driven photocatalytic application of highly crystalline cobalt tungstate (CoWO4) nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles were cha... Read More about Visible-light driven photocatalytic degradation of brilliant green dye based on cobalt tungstate (CoWO4) nanoparticles.

Solar light driven photocatalytic degradation of levofloxacin using TiO2/carbon-dot nanocomposites (2018)
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Sharma, S., Umar, A., Mehta, S. K., Ibhadon, A. O., & Kansal, S. K. (2018). Solar light driven photocatalytic degradation of levofloxacin using TiO2/carbon-dot nanocomposites. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 42(9), 7445-7456. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nj05118b

This paper reports the synthesis of TiO2 quantum dots, carbon dots (C-dots), and TiO2/C-dots using facile sol-gel and hydrothermal methods. The synthesized quantum dots were further characterized in detail to understand their crystalline, structural,... Read More about Solar light driven photocatalytic degradation of levofloxacin using TiO2/carbon-dot nanocomposites.

The effect of the presence of Sodium bis-(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) on the interactions between Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and protein papain (2017)
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Mehta, S. K., Bhawna, Rekha, Kansal, S. K., & Ibhadon, A. O. (2017). The effect of the presence of Sodium bis-(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) on the interactions between Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and protein papain. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 248, 751-758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2017.10.083

Interactions between mixed anionic surfactants: Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and Sodium bis-(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) and papain were investigated over the entire mole fraction range of SDS i.e. αSDS. The UV–visible and fluorescence behavio... Read More about The effect of the presence of Sodium bis-(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) on the interactions between Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and protein papain.

Process intensification of alkynol semihydrogenation in a tube reactor coated with a Pd/ZnO catalyst (2017)
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Cherkasov, N., Bai, Y., & Rebrov, E. (2017). Process intensification of alkynol semihydrogenation in a tube reactor coated with a Pd/ZnO catalyst. Catalysts, 7(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal7120358

Semihydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol (MBY) was studied in a 5 m tube reactor wall-coated with a 5 wt % Pd/ZnO catalyst. The system allowed for the excellent selectivity towards the intermediate alkene of 97.8 ± 0.2% at an ambient H2 pressure an... Read More about Process intensification of alkynol semihydrogenation in a tube reactor coated with a Pd/ZnO catalyst.

Nanoparticulate Pd-Sn Compounds Supported on Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Material and Catalytic Properties (2017)
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Ibhadon, A. O., Francesconi, M. G., & Johnston, S. K. (2017). Nanoparticulate Pd-Sn Compounds Supported on Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Material and Catalytic Properties. Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques, 3(3),

The manufacture of chemicals requires innovation at the catalyst frontier so that processes can be developed with higher energy efficiency and increased facility of separation and recovery of products. Catalysts with high selectivity and activity con... Read More about Nanoparticulate Pd-Sn Compounds Supported on Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Material and Catalytic Properties.

Pd₃Sn nanoparticles on TiO₂ and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance (2017)
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Johnston, S. K., Cherkasov, N., Perez-Barrado, E., Aho, A., Murzin, D. Y., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2017). Pd₃Sn nanoparticles on TiO₂ and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance. Applied catalysis. A, General, 544, 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2017.07.005

The two catalysts Pd₃Sn/TiO₂and Pd3Sn/ZnO were prepared via a one-pot procedure based on the “polyol method” with the addition of a capping agent (polyvinylpyrrolidone) to control the particle size distribution. The same procedure was used to prepare... Read More about Pd₃Sn nanoparticles on TiO₂ and ZnO supports as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation : synthesis and catalytic performance.

Photocatalytic degradation of ketorolac tromethamine (KTC) drug in aqueous phase using prepared Ag-doped ZnO microplates (2017)
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Ibhadon, A. O., Kaur, A., Ibhadon, A., & Kansal, S. K. (2017). Photocatalytic degradation of ketorolac tromethamine (KTC) drug in aqueous phase using prepared Ag-doped ZnO microplates. Journal of materials science, 52(9), 5256-5267 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-0766-6

In this study, Ag-doped ZnO microplates were prepared via precipitation technique and further characterized by FESEM, EDS, XRD, FTIR, TGA, XPS, UV-DRS and RT-PL techniques. The outcomes indicated that Ag+ ions were well incorporated into ZnO lattice... Read More about Photocatalytic degradation of ketorolac tromethamine (KTC) drug in aqueous phase using prepared Ag-doped ZnO microplates.