The aim of the present study was to evaluate the im pact of biofield energy treatment on the thermal, s pectroscopic, and chemical properties of benzophenone. The study was done using various analytical methods such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), high perf ormance liquid chromatography (HPLC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared (FT-I R) spectroscopy, and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) s pectroscopy. The benzophenone sample was divided into two parts, one part was subjected to Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energ y treatment, called as treated and the other part was remained as untreate d, called as control. Mass spectra showed the molec ular ion peak at m/z = 182 in control and all the treated benzophenone samples with different intensities (treated samples furthe r divided in to three parts, T1, T2, and T3 for GC-MS study). The isotopic abundance ratio of 2 H/ 1 H, 13 C/ 12 C (PM 1)/PM and in treated sample was decreased by 44.87% in T2 and slightly increased upto 5.79% i n case of T1 as compared to the control [where, PM- primary molecule, (PM 1)- isotopic molecule either for 13 C or 2 H]. Moreover, isotopic abundance ratio of 18 O/ 16 O (PM 2)/PM in the treated sample was increased up to 22.64% in T3. The retention tim e of treated benzophenone was slightly increased (0 .88 min) as compared to the control in HPLC chromatogram. The DSC data exhi bited that the heat of degradation of treated benzo phenone was increased by 674.16% as compared to the control. While, C=O s tretching frequency of treated sample was shifted b y 6 cm -1 to low energy region in FT-IR spectroscopy. Further, the UV-Vis s pectra of control sample showed characteristic abso rption peaks at 210 nm and 257 nm that was blue shifted to 205 nm and 252 nm, respectively in the treated sample. These resul ts suggested that biofield treatment has significantly altered the thermal, sp ectroscopic, and chemical properties of benzophenon e, which could make them more useful as reaction intermediate in industrial applications.
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Trivedi, M. K. , Branton, A. , Trivedi, D. and Nayak, G. (2015). Thermal, Spectroscopic and Chromatographic Characterization of Biofield Energy Treated Benzophenone. Science Journal of Analytical Chemistry, e3752. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11648/j.sjac.20150306.15.