Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research (ISSN: 2582-0273)</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish high-quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJACR/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of 'chemistry and its application'. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research) (Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research) Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:10:46 +0000 OJS 60 Effect of [C2mim][OTf] Ionic Liquid on Tensile Properties of HDPE/KCF Biocomposites: A Primary Research <p>In this primary research, 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate ionic liquid ([C<sub>2</sub>mim][OTf]) was added to the high-density polyethylene/kenaf core fiber (HDPE/KCF) biocomposites by using an internal mixer at 150°C, followed by compression molding at the same temperature. The [C<sub>2</sub>mim][OTf] contents were varied from 0 to 10wt.%. The tensile properties of the prepared biocomposites have been determined by using a universal testing machine. The tensile results of the HDPE/KCF biocomposites indicated that the tensile strength and tensile modulus have decreased with the addition of [C<sub>2</sub>mim][OTf]. However, the presence of [C<sub>2</sub>mim][OTf] has significantly increased the tensile extension at break of the biocomposites. This research concluded that the addition of [C<sub>2</sub>mim][OTf] at the lower content (≈ 10wt.%) could act as a plasticizer for improving the flexibility of HDPE/KCF biocomposites.</p> Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri, Siti Atiqa Al Zahra Mat Darus ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Analysis of Allium sativum L. and Nymphaea lotus L. <p>The use of Fourier Transforms Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) in screening secondary metabolites provides valuable information on qualitative, quantitative and the pattern of the biologically active compounds. The present study was carried out to identify functional groups present in water, methanol and n-hexane extracts of <em>Allium sativum</em> and <em>Nymphaea lotus</em>. It was revealed that <em>Allium sativum</em> and <em>Nymphaea lotus</em> possess numerous secondary metabolites {<em>A. sativum</em> L. (isothiocynate, acid halide, conjugated aldehyde, imine/oxime, halo compound, conjugated amine, alphaticprimary amine, aldehyde, anhydride, α,β-unsaturated ketone, carboxylic acid, nitro compound, aromatic ester) and <em>N. lotus</em> L. (aliphatic primary amine, halo compound, anhydride, vinyl ether, cabocylic acid, cyclic alkene, unsaturated ketone, aldehyde, aliphatic primary amine, aldehyde, alkane, benzene derivative, sulphide, alkene, akyl aryl ether, sulfonyl chloride, δ-lactone, imine/oxime, thiocyanate, amine salt, esters, alkene, nitro compound, sulphate, sulphone, akyl aryl ether, aromatic ester, fluoro compound, amine salt, sulphonyl chloride, tertiary alchohol, α,β-unsaturated ketone, alkyne, allene, sulfonic acid, α,β-unsaturated ester, alphatic primary amine, amine, sulfonyl chloride, vinyl ether, aromatic amine, alphatic ketone, isothiocyanate, thiocynate, conjugated alkene and anhydride)} that may be biologically active which could be useful in production of antimicrobials and other medicinal products that can be of high benefits in proffering reliable alternative medicine to human and animal diseases.</p> Adenola Oluwasegun Jesse ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0000