AsiaChem Magazine

Volume 3, Issue 1
31 March 2023

Table of contents

Chemistry in India4
The Indian Chemical Society:A Century of Performance and Promise in the Service of the Nation6
The Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)12
Indian Chemical Industry18
Transition Metal Catalyzed Remote C-H Activation: A New Direction Towards Site-Selective Chemical Reactions28
Centrally Chiral Arenes: From Concept to Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis34
Gold Catalysis: A New Contender for Cross-Coupling Reactions with Aryl Halides42
Asking Ligands to Lend a Hand48
Atomically Precise Clusters: Chemical Evolution of Molecular Matter at the Nanoscale56
Polyphenol loaded nanoparticles as antiglycating agents: A case study with human serum albumin66
Precision Macro (molecular) Assemblies78
Photo-processes in biology: A glimpse from computational chemistry and machine learning : Light matter interaction86
Interchromophoric Twist: Gateway to Long-Lived Excitons92
The world of exotic crystals: Raman spectro-microscopy for probing local structure100
In Pursuit of The Net Zero Goal and Sustainability: Hydrogen Economy, Carbon Dioxide Refineries, and Valorization of Biomass & Waste Plastic110
Evolution of Chemistry for Precision Engineering of Proteins124
Chemical Biology of Thyroid Hormones136
Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins: A New Phase in Our Laboratory146
Attachment of Virus to Host Cell Surface upon Specific Binding to Membrane Receptors and Attachment Factors156
Chemical Approaches to Tackle the Silent Pandemic of Antibiotic Resistance164
Iatrochemical and Alchemical Knowledge in Medieval India172
"Scientific temper reflects the high values of science: truth seeking, objectivity and honesty" - An interview with Prof. Goverdhan Mehta182