Muhammad Imran

Muhammad Imran
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences | UVAS · Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery

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The class of two-dimensional (2D) materials is critical in the domain of scientific investigation and technology due to its low dimensionality which offers a unique platform to modify the electronic states to harvest diverse applications. In this context, the findings of fundamental ferromagnetism in 2D van der Waals (vdW) crystals offer a mesmeriz...
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Herein, we report linear polarizibilty (α) and hyperpolarizibility (β) of anthracyl-based organic materials containing electron acceptor (NO2) and electron donor (NH2) moieties. Six compounds (a–f) were designed by structural modification of a reported chromophore 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene (R). Ground state geometries, HOMO-LUMO energies po...
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In this study, five new asymmetrical fullerene-free acceptor molecules (N1 to N5) have been designed for organic solar cell applications. Density functional theory and time dependent density functional theory has been employed for exploring the opto-electronic, photovoltaic and geometric properties of the designed molecules. A narrow energy band ga...
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Two-dimensional (2D) materials including graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have revolutionized electronic, optoelectronic and spintronic devices. Recent progress has been made in the knowledge of spin injection, detection, and manipulation utilizing spintronic devices based on 2D materials. Howev...
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Plants antioxidative system is the first line of defense against oxidative stress caused secondarily by toxic ions under salinity. Plants with pre-activated antioxidative system can better adapt to salinity and can result in higher growth and yield. The current experiment was conducted to assess the adaptation of two tomato genotypes (Riogrande and...
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Carvacrol is a major natural constituent and is significantly present as an essential oil in aromatic plants and is well known for its numerous biological activities. Therapeutic properties of carvacrol have been demonstrated as anti‐oxidant, anticancer, diabetes prevention, cardioprotective, anti‐obesity, hepatoprotective and reproductive role, an...
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Surface and subsurface water resources are polluted with various anthropogenic activities and exert deleterious impact on the ecosystem. In this study, novel fish scale biochar (FSB) and its nanocomposite with zinc oxide nanoparticles (FSB/ZnO) were used to treat chromium (Cr (VI))-contaminated wastewater. Batch scale experiments were designed by v...
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Hydrazide scaffold is very significant in medicinal and synthetic chemistry. Hydrazides lead to heterocyclic pharmacophores exhibiting substantial physicochemical properties. Synthesis of 2-(2-(arylidene)hydrazinyl)thiazole-4-carbohydrazides (BHTC1-BHTC6) (48-69%), was accomplished through multistep sequence, incorporating variable electronic prope...
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The incorporation of l-ascorbic acid into food products is challenging for food industries due to its chemical instability. This study was conducted to develop a nanoemulsion-based effective colloidal system for the incorporation of l-ascorbic acid (LAA) in functional food products. l-ascorbic acid was encapsulated in nanoemulsions prepared through...
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The extracted oil from clove (Syzygium aromaticum) belonging to the family Myrtaceae has recently gained the intention of consumers and food manufacturers. The clove oil with a unique nutritional profile and physicochemical characteristics has been abundant with health-promoting properties. The data regarding the value addition of food products wit...
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Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), belonging to the family Myrtaceae, is a medicinally important herb utilized in various ways to process and preserve food. Clove oil is extracted from the dried bud of the flower, stem, and leaves by distillation. Syzygium aromaticum is a rich source of various phytocompounds such as monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, hydroca...
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Chitosan based composites are environment friendly adsorbents, widely used in metal sorption and wastewater treatment; however, their use in agriculture under soil salinity has not been explored so far. Therefore, the present study was designed to select the best material [on silicon (Si) concentration basis] from different naturally occurring adso...
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Nanoscale nonlinear optical (NLO) materials have received huge attention of the scientists in current decades because of their enormous applications in optics, electronics, and telecommunication. Different studies have been conducted to tune the nonlinear optical response of the nanomaterials. However, the role of alkali metal (Li, Na, K) doping on...
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In recent times, the brick kiln contributes to air pollution is one of the most emerging issues worldwide. In this research work, the Peshawar city, ambient air quality was measured, using a fixed air monitoring station to evaluate the impact of gaseous emission from brick kilns on ground level. In this study, the portable gas analyzer (PG-250) was...
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Antimicrobial resistance is an alarming problem, especially due to emergence of methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). World Health Organization (WHO) has already listed MRSA as a top priority pathogen for the development of novel antibacterial agents. Presently, different therapeutic approaches against bacterial infections are in pra...
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Biodiesel is a promising clean energy supply that can be made from sustainable and low-grade fuels using a variety of methods. Transesterification is one of the processes that can occur in the manifestation of an effective catalyst. The catalyst may be homogeneous or heterogeneous in nature. This article reviews on the formation of biodiesel from v...
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Herein, two crystalline schiff bases: (E)-2,4-dibromo-6-(((3,4-dichlorophenyl)imino)methyl)phenol (DCBA) and (E)-2,4-dichloro-6-(((2,4,5-trichlorophenyl)imino)methyl)phenol(TCCA) were prepared by treating halo-substituted benzaldehydes with chloro-substituted aniline through condensation reaction. The crystal structures of DCBA and TCCA were confir...
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Wastewater of industries, which is polluted with different dyes is becoming a severe issue, which should be tackled on priority bases such as to provide an eco-friendly environment. In addition to this, in search of an efficient green synthesized capacitive electrode material, we have synthesized cobalt oxide (Co3O4) nano-materials by employing gre...
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Aqueous hybrid supercapacitors (AHSCs) exhibit promising electrochemical performance with long cyclic stability and high power density. However, the low-energy density restricted their development to commercialization. To improve the energy density, we proposed a heterostructure (HS) composite of nickel–cobalt–sulfide (NCS) nanoflowers embedded in...
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The direct growth of metal chalcogenides on a conductive substrate is an emerging electrode fabrication technique for high-performance supercapacitors (SCs). In this study, Zn0.76Co0.24S (ZCS) nanosheets were grown on carbon cloth using a direct and binder-free electrodeposition approach. The electrodeposition time was evaluated at 10 minutes (ZCS-...
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The adenosine nucleoside performs a wide range of actions on various human tissues by activating four cell surface receptors. Adenosine A2A receptors (A2ARs) are widely expressed in the striatum, olfactory bulb, platelets, leukocytes, spleen, and thymus. They promote vasodilatation, platelet antiaggregatory effect, protection from ischemic damage,...
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Graphene oxide (GO)-NPs possess excellent physicochemical and biological properties and could have prominent antimicrobial activities. We used solution-based Hummer’s method to synthesize pure, CA coated and PEG coated GO-NPs and the XRD revealed hexagonal lattice structure and the crystallite size of pure and coated GO-NPs calculated in the range...
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Nonlinear optical (NLO) materials have several uses in many fields such as solid physics, biology, medicine, nuclear physics, and material research. Therefore, a series of nonfullerene-based derivatives (CC10D1-CC10D8) with a D-π-A configuration was planned for the NLO investigation using CC10R as the reference molecule with structural alternations...
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Chromium substituted M-type hexagonal ferrites with nominal composition Pb1-xCrxFe12O19 where x= (0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) were prepared via sol gel route. Structure of the single phase lead hexaferrite was estimated from X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirmed the formation of hexagonal platelets with an...
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In the recent past, metal chalcogenides are achieving predominance as potential electrode materials in energy storage devices. Despite that, trimetallic lower chalcogenides (selenides and tellurides) are barely retrieved and their inherent charge-storage mechanism is still far from deep understanding. Herein, a hydrothermal/solvothermal strategy is...
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Zinc sulfide (ZnS) semiconducting material possesses excellent chemical stability and efficient electrochemical properties. However, the structure of nanomaterials is highly important and crucial in achieving the desired supercapacitor (SC) performance. In this study, we prepared copper-doped zinc sulfide (Cu-ZnS) using glycerol as a co-solvent. Th...
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Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors owning a large intrinsic spin-orbit coupling (SOC) are considered the best candidates to generate, detect and manipulate the spin currents. The SOC defines the interconversion of spin and charge currents via Rashba Edelstein effect (spin Hall effect) and its reciprocal as inverse Rashba...
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The facile, efficient, and straightforward preparation of electrode material for energy storage devices has drawn considerable interest for practical applications. In this study, we have synthesized the polyhedron Cu-doped ZnS (ZnS:Cu) structure on carbon cloth (CC) using a single-step glycol-assisted process. The highly interconnected polyhedron s...
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Disinfection and mineralization of organic compounds and other harmful pollutants is a trend in semiconductor based photocatalysts under UV and visible light irradiation. Some heavy metals and refractive organic materials do not get transported to other phases and impossible to completely mineralize. Current research provides an experimental synthe...
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Gestational Diabetes mellitus (GDM) is another type of diabetes that is hyperglycemia that is recognized during pregnancy. It encloses non-diagnosed type 2 diabetes hyperglycemia which appears in pregnancy later. The major aim of this review paper study was to probe that how nutritional intake can be beneficial to overcome a leading community probl...
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In millennia, 40 million people were died with non-communicable diseases and diabetes is one of them. In diabetes, insulin secretions are not produced properly or resist to body and if it is not treated, it might cause death of all the organs. Researchers now seek the other therapies apart from medicinal, to manage diabetes with minimal side-effect...
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Undernutrition, especially micronutrient deficiency is one of the major but least addressed Global health issues. Globally 22% of maternal deaths and 24% of perinatal deaths account for Iron deficiency Anemia. One-fifth of females in Pakistan are suffering from anemia. It accounts for 19.3% of births of newborns that are small for their gestational...
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Rechargeable zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) with exceptional theoretical capacity have garnered significant interest in large-scale electrochemical energy storage devices due to their low cost, abundant material, inherent safety, high specific energy, and ecofriendly nature. Metal carbides/nitrides, known as MXenes, have emerged as a large family of 2D...
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The possible use of dietary components as therapeutic agents is well known and could be a tool against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This review summarizes the evidence-based literature for immuno-modulation and antiviral activity of different vitamins (A, B, C, D, E), omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc and flavonoids. These substances less...
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The possible use of dietary components as therapeutic agents is well known and could be a tool against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This review summarizes the evidence-based literature for immuno-modulation and antiviral activity of different vitamins (A, B, C, D, E), omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc and flavonoids. These substances less...
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Organic compounds having significant nonlinear optical (NLO) applications are being employed in the optoelectronics field. In the current work, a series of non-fullerene acceptor (NFA) based compounds are designed by modifying the acceptors with different substituents using DTS(FBTTh 2 ) 2 R1 as a reference compound. To study the NLO responses to t...
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This review article depicts the possible replacement of staple cereal sources with some pseudocereals like Chia, Quinoa, Buckwheat, and Amaranth, which not only provide recommended daily allowance of all nutrients but also help to reduce the chances of many non-communicable infections owing to the presence of several bioactive compounds. These pseu...
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This review article depicts the possible replacement of staple cereal sources with some pseudocereals like Chia, Quinoa, Buckwheat, and Amaranth, which not only provide recommended daily allowance of all nutrients but also help to reduce the chances of many non-communicable infections owing to the presence of several bioactive compounds. These pseu...
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End-capped modification is an efficient approach for enhancing the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells (OSCs). Herein, five novel acceptor molecules have been designed by end-capper modification of the recently synthesized molecule NTIC (R). Different geometric and photovoltaic properties like frontier molecular orbital analysis, abs...
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The effective preparation of pyrimethamine based co‐crystal salts with substituted benzoic acids (4‐nitrobenzoic acid 1 and 5‐chlorosalicylic acid 2) in methanol has been reported. The crystal structure of salt 1 and 2 is acquired through the x‐rays diffraction technique. Hirshfeld surface analysis elaborates the comparative study of the non‐covale...
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The structural stability of coordination polymers is very important to act as efficient catalysts. A novel two dimensional manganese based coordination polymer [Mn2(ox)(sqr)(dmso)2]n (Mn-CP) {ox = oxalate, sqr = squarate, dmso = dimethylsulfoxide} has been fabricated, keeping in consideration that the extensive delocalization of π-electron densitie...
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Fabrication of stable novel nonlinear optical (NLO) materials is tremendously demanding owing to their ubiquitous optoelectronic applications. For meeting the briskly expanding demands of novel NLO materials, herein we made an attempt to design alkali metals (Li, Na and K) doped 2N-atom functionalized corannulene (C18N2H10) complexes. Geometric, th...
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The theoretical investigation of NaSrF3 fluoro-perovskite is carried out using ultra-soft pseudo-potential USP plane wave and Perdew Burke Ernzerhof (PBE) exchange-correlation functional of Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA) with the help of the density functional theory-based Cambridge Serial Total Energy Package (CASTEP) code. All the prope...
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The advancement of using the cryogenic energy storage (CES) system has enabled efficient utilization of abandoned wind and solar energy, and the system can be dispatched in the peak hours of regional power load demand to release energy. It can fill the demand gap, which is conducive to the peak regulation of the power system and can further promote...
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Objective: The current objective was to synthesize biologically active Isatin derivatives. For this purpose, six (06) chemical entities of Isatin derivatives such as 3a-3c and 4a-4c were synthesized from Isatin substrate. Methods: The pure compounds were characterized with the help of 1 H-NMR, FT-IR, EIMS spectro-scopic techniques. The synthesized...
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Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) was used for a tri-layer structure (HfO2/Al2O3/HfO2) at low temperature over an Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) transparent electrode. First, the microstructure of the fabricated TaN/HfO2/Al2O3/HfO2/ITO RRAM device was examined by the cross-sectional High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM). Then, Energy Dispers...
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Objective: The current objective was to synthesize biologically active Isatin derivatives. For this purpose, six (06) chemical entities of Isatin derivatives such as 3a-3c and 4a-4c were synthesized from Isatin substrate. Methods: The pure compounds were characterized with the help of 1 H-NMR, FT-IR, EIMS spectro-scopic techniques. The synthesized...
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Herein, we planned to architect novel N-shaped environmental friendly organic solar cells (EFOSCs) based on dipyrrolo [2,3-b:20,30-e]pyrazine-2,6 (1H,5H)-dione (PzDP) type DPDV molecule. The cyano (−C≡N) group of 4,5-dicyano-2-vinyl imidazole (vinazene) present as end-capped acceptor in DPDV is replaced with non-toxic electron-withdrawing groups −C...
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Date seed oil was cooled to ‐20oC, filtered to produce olein fraction (yield 38%), olein was further cooled to ‐30oC to produce super olein (yield 22%), kept in amber glass bottles at 25‐30oC for 90 days. HPLC analysis showed that phenolic compounds were intensified in olein and super olein of date seed oil. In super olein fraction, concentrations...
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Considerable efforts are underway to rationally design and synthesize novel electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors (SCs). However, the creation of suitable materials with high capacitance remains a big challenge for energy storage devices. Herein, unique three-dimensional (3D) ZnO hexagonal cubes on carbon cloth (ZnO@CC) were synt...
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Urease has become an important therapeutic target because it stimulates the pathogenesis of many human health conditions, such as pyelonephritis, the development of urolithiasis, hepatic encephalopathy, peptic ulcers, gastritis and gastric cancer. A series of alkyl chain-linked thiourea derivatives were synthesized to screen for urease inhibition a...
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MXenes, with general formula Mn+1XnTx, (where n = 1–4; M = early transition metals; X = C, N, or a combination of both; Tx = surface functional groups like –OH, -O, -F, or -Cl) are a diverse group of two-dimensional (2D) layered transition metal carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides. Due to the energy and environmental problems, the renewable energy...
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The development of novel photovoltaic materials for solar cell applications is a fascinating area of current research. Star-shaped materials with promising photovoltaic features have attracted scientists for boosting the progress of organic solar cells (OSCs). Herein, seven novel star-shaped molecules (DA1-DA7) are developed quantum chemically from...
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In this work, A series of nanocrystalline Ca–Ba–Co-based Y-type hexaferrite having general chemical formula CaBaCo2-xZnxNdyFe12-yO22 where x = 0.00 to1.0 and y = 0.00 to 0.1 were prepared using the sol–gel autocombustion technique. Prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared radiation (FTIR), vibrating...
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Organic solar cells (OSCs) with bulk heterojunction (BHJ) structures consisting of electron-donor and electron-acceptor materials have achieved impressive progress over the past decade, demonstrating their great potential in practical applications. In this study, we have designed five fullerene-free acceptor-based molecules containing indaceno-dith...
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Menstruation is the frequent discharge of blood into the cervix and out of the vagina from the uterus, and it is often called a' period.’ Dysmenorrhea is characterized as the occurrence during menstruation of aching cramps in uterus that arise and is one of the most general causes of menstrual disorder and pelvic pain. Objectives: To compare the ef...