Mongolian Journal of Chemistry <p>Published by the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences.</p> <p>The Mongolian Journal of Chemistry is included on <a title="DOAJ" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOAJ</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;<a title="EBSCO" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EBSCO Discovery Service</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;<a title="Google Scholar" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Scholar</a>,&nbsp; &nbsp;<a title="MJC" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dimensions</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>CAS databases, <a title="CNKI" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CNKI</a>,&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<a title="MJC - Scopus" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Scopus</strong></a></p> Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences en-US Mongolian Journal of Chemistry 2226-6739 <p>Copyright on any research article in the <strong>Mongolian Journal of Chemistry</strong> is retained by the author(s).</p> <p>The authors grant the <strong>Mongolian Journal of Chemistry</strong> a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.</p> <p><a href="" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="" alt="Creative Commons Licence"></a><br>Articles in the <strong>Mongolian Journal of Chemistry</strong> are Open Access articles published&nbsp;under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a> CC BY.</p> <p>This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.</p> Synthetic fatty acid from crude oil of Tamsagbulag petroleum deposit (Mongolia) <p>In this work, we studied to obtain synthetic fatty acids raw materials to produce surfactants&nbsp;and various detergents from paraffin. The solid paraffin extracted from the Tamsagbulag&nbsp;petroleum deposit was 46 mass%, distilled 350-450°C, by complexing with urea.&nbsp;Experimental study indicates paraffin's physicochemical characteristics from this&nbsp;petroleum are more suitable to use in the production of synthetic fatty acids. By solid&nbsp;paraffin oxidation, we obtained 33.01% of the synthetic fatty acids containing&nbsp;monocarboxylic acids.<br>We suggest obtaining the synthetic fatty acid by oxidation process in normal condition from&nbsp;petroleum paraffin.</p> Myagmargerel Bayanmunkh Khulan Bayasgalan Gantsetseg Byambasuren Khongorzul Batchuluun Tuya Murneren Copyright (c) 2021 Myagmargerel Bayanmunkh, Khulan Bayasgalan, Gantsetseg Byambasuren, Khongorzul Batchuluun, Tuya Murneren 2021-07-26 2021-07-26 22 48 1 6 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1645 The general characteristics and organic matters of therapeutic mud from Lake Noot (Mongolia) <p>In this investigation, we examined the chemical composition, physicochemical&nbsp;properties, and organic matter of therapeutic mud from Lake Noot in the Arkhangai&nbsp;province of Mongolia. The therapeutic mud from “Lake Noot” is used in the pelotherapy&nbsp;of local health care services for some time but without deep characterization. Due to&nbsp;this, a study of therapeutic mud samples was required.<br> Our research concentrated on identifying general characteristics, organic matter,&nbsp;mineralogical, and chemical composition of therapeutic mud at two different Lake Noot&nbsp;sites. Results showed that the therapeutic mud belongs to the continental hydrogen&nbsp;sulfide sticky mud type. The total organic matter in the therapeutic mud of Lake Noot&nbsp;was 14.44%. Total organic matter contains a humic substance of 42.17%, lipid&nbsp;16.62%, and carbohydrate 7.13%. A total of 172 compounds were identified in the&nbsp;dissoluble organic matter of therapeutic mud, mainly of natural origin, using the gas&nbsp;chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) method. The dominant compounds&nbsp;were saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with 13–44 carbon atoms and<br> carboxylic acids and their ethers. Some of the identified organic compounds have&nbsp;been reported antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal&nbsp;properties.</p> Ganzaya Gankhurel Nomintsetseg Byambajav Bayaraa Batnasan Dolmaa Gania Copyright (c) 2021 Ganzaya Gankhurel, Nomintsetseg Byambajav, Bayaraa Batnasan, Dolmaa Gania 2021-07-26 2021-07-26 22 48 7 12 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1644 Synthesis and antihyperlipidaemic activity of a new piperine derivative <p>Long pepper (<em>Piper longum </em>Linn.) is widely used as a medicinal substance in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Its major alkaloid piperine is the main active constituent with various therapeutic activities and has low solubility in water. In this study, a soluble new derivative of a piperine alkaloid, named N-leucinylpiperamide was synthesized. The animal experiment showed that N-leucinylpiperamide has more hypolipidemic effects than commercially available simvastatin and piperine in modulating serum lipids in Wistar male rats. At the amount of 10 mg/kg bw, it significantly reduced TC (-52.4%), TG (-61.7%), and LDL-C (-27.8%), respectively, and increased HDL-C (+147.4%) in the serum of the high-lipid model group. Furthermore, the synthesized N-leucinylpiperamide had no noticeable cytotoxicity against HepG2 cell line <em>in vitro</em>. Thus, our study shows that N-leucinylpiperamide has an ability to improve serum lipid profile in hyperlipidemic model rats and could be a valuable promising agent for the preventing hyperlipidemia.</p> Mungunnaran Damdindorj Gereltu Borjihan Odontuya Gendaram Bayarmaa Bold Copyright (c) 2021 Mungunnaran Damdindorj, Gereltu Borjihan, Odontuya Gendaram, Bayarmaa Bold 2021-12-29 2021-12-29 22 48 13 18 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1782 Sediment oxygen demand in streams : lab measurements underestimate in situ rates substantially <p>Global warming is expected to affect stream metabolism significantly; and higher temperatures may lead to higher respiration and thus higher risk of oxygen depletion. It is, therefore, crucial to obtain reliable data on the oxygen dynamics in the different stream compartments. Determination of sediment oxygen demand (SOD) is typically based on lab or field measurement using cores or benthic chamber in which the actual physical conditions in the streams are not possible to mimic perfectly. We compared SOD based on lab core incubations with SOD measured <em>in situ </em>in stream sections where the oxygen exchange between water and air was eliminated artificially. The <em>in situ </em>SOD increased with increasing oxygen concentrations and both the temperature and the oxygen dependency of SOD increased with increasing organic content in the surface sediment. The laboratory rates reached 17 - 83% of the rates obtained <em>in situ</em>. The percentages were especially low at low stream velocity, likely reflecting a pure imitation of the physical conditions near the sediment in the lab when the sediment organic content was high (at low velocity). Therefore, alternative methods, simulating the natural horizontal water flow, are needed to provide reliable information on SOD in streams.</p> Erik Jeppesen Torben Moth Iversen Tserenpil Sh Copyright (c) 2021 Erik Jeppesen, Torben Moth Iversen, Tserenpil Sh 2021-12-29 2021-12-29 22 48 19 24 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1781 Supercritical hydrothermal synthesis of silver nanoparticles, composites, and their characterizations <p>Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and silver nanoparticles doped activated carbon (AC-Ag) composite materials were synthesized by hydrothermal processes in supercritical water conditions (29 MPa and 400 °C) using batch reactor. We studied the influence of the precursor solution concentration, reaction temperature under the hydrothermal conditions, and synthesis time on the properties of synthesized materials. The properties of plain AgNPs and AC-Ag composite materials synthesized in supercritical water, including crystallinity, particle size, and molecular interactions between AC and Ag were investigated, comprehensively. Compared to the plain AgNPs, the activated carbon-supported Ag nanocomposite was synthesized faster due to the active functional groups of activated carbon. Furthermore, the FTIR results reveal that the silver nanoparticles are attached to the activated carbon surface in the presence of oxygen bonded carbonyl and carboxyl groups. The nano-sized metal silver particles were observed on the AC surface when analyzed by TEM and XRD. All results imply that the supercritical water condition allows the formation of silver particles less than 100 nm either in the form of plain particles or deposited on the activated carbon surface using the silver acetate precursor solution. This environmentally benign supercritical hydrothermal process can replace the conventional method and become a novel synthesis method for preparing various new materials.</p> Narandalai Byamba-Ochir Nemekhbayar Davaadorj Battseveen Buyankhishig Enkhtuul Surenjav Copyright (c) 2021 Narandalai Byamba-ochir, Nemekhbayar Davaadorj, Battseveen Buyankhishig, Enkhtuul Surenjav 2021-12-29 2021-12-29 22 48 25 30 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1762 Synthesis of cuprous oxide nanocubes combined with chitosan nanoparticles and its application to p-nitrophenol degradation <p>For the first time, cuprous oxide nanocubes (Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs) were successfully combined with chitosan nanoparticles (CS NPs) to generate Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs/CS NPs composites material with highly optical property and photocatalytic activity using a simple and eco-friendly synthetic approach at room temperature for 30 min. The synthesized Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs NPs/CS NPs were determined characterizations by Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-vis), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X – ray Diffraction (XRD),&nbsp; Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Results show that the Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs/CS NPs composites have an average particle size of ~3-5 nm; in which, Cu<sub>2</sub>O has the form of nanocubes (Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs) with size ~3-4 nm and chitosan nanoparticles with spherical shape (CS NPs) with size ~4-5 nm. In addition, the percent (%) composition of elements present in Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs/CS NPs composites material have been obtained respective: Cu (23.99%), O (38.18%), and C (33.61%). Moreover, Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs/CS NPs composites material was also investigated for photocatalytic activity applied in p-nitrophenol degradation. The obtained results showed that the catalytic capability of Cu<sub>2</sub>O NCBs/CS NPs for p-nitrophenol reduction reached the highest efficiency &gt;55% in the treatment time of 25 min, and this efficiency was higher than that result of using ZnO@chitosan nanoparticles (ZnO@CS NPs) catalyst under the same conditions for comparison.</p> Tran Thi Bich Quyen Ngo Nguyen Tra My Do Thi Thuy Ngan Duy Toan Pham Doan Van Hong Thien Copyright (c) 2021 Tran Thi Bich Quyen, Ngo Nguyen Tra My, Do Thi Thuy Ngan, Duy Toan Pham, Doan Van Hong Thien 2021-09-09 2021-09-09 22 48 31 37 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1564 Electrical and optical properties of dip coated Al-doped ZnO thin films : Effect of Al-concentration, starting solution and sample ageing <p>Undoped and Aluminum doped Zinc Oxide thin films were synthesized by dip coating technique. The electrical properties of the films were studied due to the Aluminum doping, starting solution aging and sample aging. The sheet resistance of ZnO:Al films was minimum at 2.5 at % whereas carrier concentration is maximum. Both undoped and aluminum doped Zinc Oxide thin films were found to be highly transparent lying in between 65 - 79 % in the wavelength range 367 nm to 1038 nm. The band gap of deposited films changed slightly from 3.22 eV to 3.27 eV.</p> Ram Phul Yadav Krishna Bahadur Rai Shankar Prasad Shrestha Copyright (c) 2021 Ram Phul Yadav, Krishna Bahadur Rai, Shankar Prasad Shrestha 2021-10-30 2021-10-30 22 48 38 44 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1743 Preface - volume 22(48), 2021 <p>No Abstract in English</p> Jadambaa Temuujin Copyright (c) 2021 Jadambaa Temuujin 2021-12-29 2021-12-29 22 48 i i 10.5564/mjc.v22i48.1783