Journal: Science Journal of Analytical Chemistry PDF
Published: 21-Dec-15 Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Pages: 001-006
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjac.20160401.11 ISSN: 2376-8045 (Print) 2376-8053 (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. Determination of Isotopic Abundance of 2H, 13C,18O, and 37Cl in Biofield Energy Treated Dichlorophenol Isomers. Science Journal of Analytical Chemistry. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.sjac.20160401.11
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2,4-Dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) and 2,6-dichlorophenol (2,6-DCP) are two isomers of dichlorophenols, have been used as preservative agents for wood, paints, vegetable fibers and as intermediates in the production of pharmaceuticals and dyes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of biofield energy treatment on the isotopic abundance ratios of 2H/1H or 13C/12C, and 18O/16O or 37Cl/35Cl, in dichlorophenol isomers using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The 2,4-DCP and 2,6-DCP samples were divided into two parts: control and treated. The control sample remained as untreated, while the treated sample was further divided into four groups as T1, T2, T3, and T4. The treated group was subjected to Mr. Trivedis biofield energy treatment. The GC-MS spectra of 2,4-DCP and 2,6-DCP showed three to six m/zpeaks at 162, 126, 98, 73, 63, 37 etc. due to the molecular ion peak and fragmented peaks. The isotopic abundance ratios (percentage) in both the isomers were increased significantly after biofield treatment as compared to the control. The isotopic abundance ratio of (PM+1)/PM and (PM+2)/PM after biofield energy treatment were increased by 54.38% and 40.57% in 2,4-DCP and 126.11% and 18.65% in 2,6-DCP, respectively which may affect the bond energy, reactivity and finally stability to the product.
In summary, dichlorophenol isomers, 2,4-DCP and 2,6-DCP were studied with GC-MS under the influence of biofield energy treatment and observed a significant change in isotope abundance of 2H/1H or 13C/12C, and 18O/16O or 37Cl/35Cl, as compared to the respective control samples. The percent change in isotope abundance ratio of (PM+1)/PM and (PM+2)/PM in 2,4-DCP was increased upto 54.38% and 40.57%, respectively in the treated samples. Similarly, the percent change in isotope abundance ratio of (PM+1)/PM and (PM+2)/PM in 2,6-DCP was increased significantly by 126.11% and 18.65%, respectively. The increased isotopic abundance ratios have significant effect on chemical reactivity and energies of the molecule. Due to the enhancement in the isotopic abundance ratio the reactivity may be reduced significantly by increase in the effective mass (µ) of the treated sample. It can be concluded from the above observations that the enhancement of heavier isotopes in the molecule as well as the functional groups may decrease the reactivity the functional groups of chlorophenol isomers, consequently enabling their utility as germicidal coating in the dye industry and as an effective pesticide.