Chromatographic, Spectroscopic, and Thermal Characterization of Biofield Energy Treated N,N-Dimethylformamide

Journal: American Journal of Applied Chemistry PDF  

Published: 09-Nov-15 Volume: 3 Issue: 6 Pages: 188-193

DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150306.12 ISSN: 2330-8753 (Print) 2330-8745 (Online)

Authors: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Gunin Saikia, Snehasis Jana

Citation: Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Gunin Saikia, Snehasis Jana. Chromatographic, Spectroscopic, and Thermal Characterization of Biofield Energy Treated N,N-Dimethylformamide. American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 188-193. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150306.12

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Abstract

N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) is a ‘universal’ solvent and has wide variety of applications in organic synthesis, purification, crystallization, and as cross-linking agent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physicochemical and spectroscopic properties of DMF after the biofield energy treatment using various analytical techniques. DMF sample was divided into two parts, one part (control) remained as untreated, while the other (treated) part was treated with Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment. The treated sample was subdivided into three parts named as T1, T2, and T3 for gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. Five relatively intense peaks were observed in the mass spectrum of both control and treated samples of DMF. The GC-MS data revealed that the isotopic abundance ratio of (PM+1)/PM in DMF was slightly decreased by 5.76% in T1, and increased by 48.73%, and 30.17% in T2, and T3 samples, respectively as compared to the control [where, PM- primary molecule, (PM+1)- isotopic molecule either for 13C or 2H or 15N]. Similarly, the isotopic abundance ratio of (PM+2)/PM was decreased by 10.34% in T1 and then increased upto 43.67% (T2) as compared to the control [where, (PM+2)- isotopic molecule for 18O]. In high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the treated DMF showed similar retention time (TR) as compared to the control with an additional small peak at 2.26 min appeared in the treated sample. In DSC thermogram the heat change in a sharp endothermic transition at around 61°C of treated DMF was increased by 152.56% as compared to the control. Further, C=O and C-N stretching frequencies of treated sample were shifted by 7 cm-1 and 3 cm-1, respectively towards low energyregion in Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. These results suggested that biofield energy treatment has significantly altered the physical and spectroscopic properties of DMF, which could make them more stable solvent in organic synthesis and as a suitable formulation agent in polymer/paint industry.

Conclusion

DMF was studied under the influence of biofield energy treatment and significant changes were observed in both physical and chemical properties of the molecule. The isotopic abundance ratio of (PM+1)/PM and (PM+2)/PM in DMF was significantly increased up to 48.73%, and 43.67%, respectively as compared to the control. The alteration of isotopic ratio after biofield energy treatment has a significant impact on the bond energies and the chemical stability of the molecule. The slight increase in retention time may be due to the decreased polarity of treated DMF sample as compared to the control in the HPLC chromatogram. The significant heat change during the sharp transition at 61°C in the DSC thermogram up to 152.56% also indicated the enhanced stability of the treated DMF. These results also supported by the FT-IR spectra, where C=O and C-N vibrational frequencies were shifted to lower energy region may be due to the increased effective masses. It is assumed from the results that the increased isotopic abundance ratio of (PM+1) and (PM+2) after Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment on DMF, that could result in the reduction of hydrolysis and photooxidation reactions initiated at elevated temperature, and in the presence of light and pH.