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Physical, Thermal, and Spectroscopic Characterization of Biofield Energy Treated Methyl-2-Naphthyl Ether
Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2015)
  • Dahryn Trivedi
Abstract
Methyl-2-naphthyl ether (MNE) is an organic compound and used as the primary moiety for the synthesis of several antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents. This study was attempted to evaluate the impact of biofield energy treatment on the physical, thermal, and spectroscopic properties of MNE. The study was carried out in two groups i.e., control and treated. The treated group was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield treatment. Afterward, the control and treated samples of MNE were evaluated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface area analyzer, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis-derivative thermogravimetric analysis (TGA-DTG), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy. The XRD study exhibited the decrease in average crystallite size by 30.70%. The surface area analysis showed 5.32% decrease in surface area of the treated sample with respect to the control. The DSC thermogram of treated MNE exhibited no significant change in the melting temperature; however, the latent heat of fusion was slightly increased (0.83%) after biofield treatment as compared to the control sample. The TGA analysis showed the onset temperature of thermal degradation at 158oC in the control sample that was reduced to 124o after biofield treatment. The result showed about 21.52% decrease in onset temperature of thermal degradation of treated MNE as compared to the control. Similarly, the end-set temperature of thermal degradation was also reduced by 13.51% after biofield treatment with respect to the control. The FT-IR and UV spectroscopic studies did not show any changes in the wavenumber and wavelength, respectively in treated MNE with respect to the control. Overall, the XRD, surface area and thermal analysis suggest that biofield treatment has the impact on physical and thermal properties of the treated MNE as compared to the control.
Keywords
  • Trivedi Effect,
  • The Trivedi Effect,
  • Mahendra Kumar Trivedi,
  • Mahendra Trivedi,
  • Biofield,
  • Biofield Treatment,
  • Methyl-2-Naphthyl Ether,
  • X-Ray Diffraction,
  • Surface Area Analysis,
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry,
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis,
  • Naphthalene,
  • Antimicrobials,
  • Pathogens,
  • Microbial Infections,
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs,
  • Cyclooxygenase,
  • TGA-Dtg Analysis,
  • Primary Moiety for The Synthesis of Several Antimicrobial,
  • Primary Moiety for The Synthesis of Anti-Inflammatory Agents,
  • Naphthalene Derivatives,
  • Physicochemical Properties of Methyl-2-Naphthyl Ether,
  • Thermal Properties of Methyl-2-Naphthyl Ether
Publication Date
September 20, 2015
DOI
10.4172/2380-2391.1000162
Citation Information
Trivedi MK, Branton A, Trivedi D, Nayak G, Bairwa K, et al. (2015) Physical, Thermal, and Spectroscopic Characterization of Biofield Energy Treated Methyl-2-Naphthyl Ether. J Environ Anal Chem 2: 162. doi:10.4172/2380-2391.1000162
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