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Research in Chemistry

List of Guides & their expertise

Name of the faculty Research interests Specific area

Dr. Madhusudana Reddy

Chemistry (Inorganic)

Green chemistry and method developments in organic chemistry

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Chemistry (Inorganic)

Electrochemical synthesis of novel solids, photo electrochemical hydrogen evolution, photo electrochemical sensing, Electro catalysis, Fuel cells and super capacitors.

 

Dr. Lakshmi

Chemistry (Inorganic)

Polymers and quorum sensing

Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy

Chemistry (Physical)

Analytical characterization of metal pollutants, Method development and validation of HPLC, Polymer fiber composites, Synthesis and Electro analytical applications of metal oxides.

 

 

Dr. Shivakumara S

Chemistry (Physical)

Graphene based materials For high Performance

Super capacitors

 

Dr. Jaganath

Chemistry (Organic))

Chemical Biology, Nano materials and Organic Chemistry

Funded Projects: Granted Funds:-

Sl.No Name Projects Sanctioned Projects submitted (titles) Funding Date and status of Project

1

Dr. Sakthivel K

2014-2018,

23 Lakhs

Electrochemicalpreparation of Novel inorganic / Organic hetero structured electrodes for photochemical hydrogen evolution.

DST-SERB

To Be completed in 4 Months (July 2018)

2

Dr. Lakshmi

2017-2018,

5 Lakhs

Reactivity studies of maleimide epoxy resin with different amines.

VGST

To Be completed in 12 Months (March 2019)

No. of Scholars pursuing PhD under faculty

Sl.No Name of the faculty Research area Scholars     name No. of students

1

Dr. Madhusudana Reddy

Synthesis, computational studies and biological activities of chaconnes and pyrimidines.

 

Multi residue pesticide analysis in complex food matrices using Novel chromatographic techniques- analytical approach.

 

Mr. P Buchi Reddy

 

 

 

Mr. Mahadev C. Khetagoudav

 

02

2

Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy

Development and validation of chiral HPLC method for identification and quantification(R&S) Enantiomers in pharmaceutical drugs.

 

Synthesis and characterization of selective metal oxide hetiro structures via Green and Chemical synthesis methods for environmental applications

Althaf Hussain

 

 

 

 

 

                                   N V Rajendrakumar

 

02

3

 Dr. Lakshmi B

Synthesis, characterization, photochemical dye degradation on Nano structured oxides.

 

1.Smt Usha Jenendra

 

01

Faculty pursing PhD

Sl.No Name of the faculty Research area

1.

Prof. Sreekanth R

Conversion of edible oils into bio diesel

2.

Prof. MamathaMohan

Metal complex

3.

Prof. Manjula MC

Magnetic Nano catalysts for oxidation of alcohol

 

4.

Prof. Pushpalatha R

Synthesis of hetero cyclic compounds using Nano catalyst or other reagents.

5.

Prof. Shwetha KR

Magnetically separable Nano catalyst for cross coupling reactions

 

6.

Prof. RajendraKumar NV

Nano technology

Research Facilities

R&D lab-01: Synthetic Lab (Recently established)-

  • Fume hood-1(Yet to come)

R&D Lab-02: Central Instrument Lab-

Facilities available:

  • Electrochemical workstation Potentiostat-Galvanostat(CH Instruments, USA)-With Computer
  • Xenon lamp source
  • DC power supply unit and electrochemical cell setups.
  • Electronic Balance-1
  • Magnetic stirrer with hot plate-1

Proposed projects

Sl. No. Title of Article Journal title Volume & Issue No. Year & Month Published by Impact factor, if any Affiliation
1 Efficient Method of Synthesis of N,N'- Disubstituted Ureas/Thioureas by a Zinc Chloride Catalyzed Thermal Reaction.  Synthetic Communications 39, 2928–2934. 2009 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
2 Amberlite IR-120: A Reusable Catalyst for N-Formylation of Amines with Formic Acid Using Microwaves. Chinese Journal of Catalysis 31, 518–520. 2010 Wiley 1.8 BU
3 Molecular Iodine: An Efficient and Environment Friendly Catalyst for the Synthesis of 3,5-Bis-(arylmethylidene)-tetrahydropyran-4-ones.  Synthetic Communications 40, 3728–3733. 2010 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
4 Glycine-Catalyzed Efficient Synthesis of Pyranopyrazoles via One-Pot Multicomponent Reaction.  Synthetic Communications 40, 2930–2934. 2010 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
5 .  Molecular Iodine-Catalyzed, Mild, Effective, Ecofriendly, Microwave-Assisted, One-Pot Synthesis of 5-Arylmethylidene-2-phenyloxazol-4-ones (Azalactones) Under Solvent-Free Conditions.  Synthetic Communications 40, 1895–1898 2010 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
6 Efficient and High-Yielding Protocol for the Synthesis of Nitriles from Aldehydes.  Synthetic Communications 40, 3384–3389 2010 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
7 Environment friendly protocol for the synthesis of nitriles from aldehydes.  Chinese Chemical Letters 21, 1025–1028. 2010 Elsevier 1 BU
8 Nano-MgO: An Efficient Catalyst for the Synthesis of Formamides from Amines and Formic Acid Under MWI.  Catalysis Letters 138, 82–87 2010 Wiley 2.8 BU
9 Zn(OAc)2 • 2H2O-Catalyzed, Simple, and Clean Procedure for the Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzoxazoles Using a Grindstone Method.  Synthetic Communications 41, 1838–1842. 2011 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
10 Iodine-Catalyzed Versatile Synthesis of 4,6-Diarylpyrimidin-2(1H)-ones (DAPMs) via One-Pot, Multicomponent Reaction. Synthetic Communications 40, 1875–1880. August, 2010 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
11 Iodine-Catalyzed, Efficient, One-Pot Protocol for the Conversion of Araldehydes into 5-Aryl-1H-tetrazoles.  Synthetic Communications 41, 2081–2085. Dec-11 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
12 Molecular Iodine–Catalyzed Mild and Effective Synthesis of β-Enaminones at Room Temperature.  Synthetic Communications 41, 2331–2336. February, 2011 Taylor & Francis 1.5 BU
13 Zinc dust: An extremely active and reusable catalyst in acylation of phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols in a solvent‐free system European Journal of Chemistry  1(4) 385‐387. March, 2010 European chemical society 1.1 BU
14 Cs2CO3 catalysed rapid and efficient conversion of amines into sulfonamides; alcohols and phenols into sulfonic esters.  Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, 186, 1867–1875. 2011 Taylor & Francis 2.2 BU
15 A versatile and an efficient synthesis of 5-substituted-1H-tetrazoles.  Journal of Chemical Science 123(1), 75–79. 2011 Springer 1.8 BU
16 Combustion derived nanocrystalline-ZrO2 and its catalytic activity for Biginelli condensation under microwave irradiation. Chinese Journal of Chemistry  29, 1863—1868 September, 2011 Wiley 2.2 BU
17 One-pot, multicomponent synthesis of 4H-pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles in water at 25°C Indian Journal of Chemistry Sect A, 51B, 537-541 March, 2012 NISCAR 1.1 BU
18 Combustion-derived CdO nanopowder as a heterogeneous basic catalyst for efficient synthesis of sulfonamides from aromatic amines using p-toluenesulfonyl chloride.  Chemical Papers 67 (2), 135–144. 2013 Springer 1.2 BU
19 Combustion‐derived CuO nanoparticles: An effective and environmentally benign catalyst in the synthesis of aromatic nitriles from aromatic aldehydes. Chinese Journal catalysis 34, 704–710. April, 2013 Elsevier 1.552 BU
20 Unconstrained Homooligomeric γ‑Peptides Show High Propensity for C14 Helix Formation. Organic  Letters 15(18), 4866-4869 Aug-13 American Chemical Society 6.5 IISc
21 Characterization and bioactivity of oosporein produced by endophytic fungus Cochliobolus kusanoi isolated from Nerium oleander L.  Natural Product Research 28(23), 2217-20. 17-Jun-14 Taylor & Francis 2 IISc
22 Directing Peptide Conformation with Centrally Positioned Pre-organized Dipeptide Segment: Studies of a 12 Residue Helix and β-Hairpin.   Amino Acids 47, 291–301 2015 Springer 3.5 IISc
23 Temperature Induced Reversible First Order Single Crystal to Single Crystal Phase Transition in Boc-γ4(R)Val-Val-OH: Interplay of Enthalpy and Entropy Journal of Physical Chemistry. A 2014, 118 (40),  9568–9574 2014 & September American Chemical Society 4 IISc
24 Structural characterization of folded and extended conformations in peptides containing γ amino acids with proteinogenic side chains: Crystal structures of γn, αγn and γγδγ sequences. New journal of Chemistry 39, 3319 2015 RSC 3 IISc
25 Effect of lateral substituent and chain length on mesomorphic properties of novel alkoxy benzyloxy benzoates of cyanophenyl rod shaped compounds J. Ther. Ana. Cal.  119, 3, 1887–1893. 2015 Springer 2.042 IISc
26 Synthesis of one-dimensional gold nanostructures and the electrochemical application of the nanohybrid containing functionalized graphene oxide for cholesterol biosensing.  Bioelectrochem.   110, 2016, 79–90 2016 Else 3.9 REVA University
27 Crystallographic Characterization of the α,γ C12 helix in Hybrid Peptide Sequences J. Pep. Sci 22(8), 504–510 2016 Wiley 3 IISc
28 A novel bioassay based biosensor- credible to abet preclinical evaluation of anticancer properties developed by gold nanoribbons  RSC Adv.   6, 60693–60703. 2016 Royal Society 3.4 REVA University

Conferences/Symposia/Published Abstract

  • Attended 5th Indian Peptide Society Symposium (IPS2015), September 24-25, 2015, held at JNCASR, Bengaluru.
  • Advanced Nanotechnology and its Applications held at Maharani Science College for Women, Bangalore, on 22-23 January2015.
  • International Conference EURASIA13, four day conference held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India on 15th December 2014.
  • Winter School-2013 on Frontiers of Materials Science held at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced scientific Research, Bangalore, India on 2-6 December 2013. (Poster Presented)
  • International Conference on Bimolecular functions: A Celebration of 50 Years of the Ramachandran Map” four day conference held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India on 8-11 January 2013.
  • UGC sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry (RTC-2011) held at P. E. S. College of Science, Arts & Commerce, Mandya, Karnataka, India on 16th & 17th September 2011. (Poster Presented)
  • UGC sponsored National Conference on Chemistry for Society and Industry held at Jyohi Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 5th March 2011.
  • UGC-SAP sponsored a Two day National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical and Biological Sciences, held at Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India on 30-31 March 2010. (Poster Presented)
  • Lecture Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Chemistry, held at Visweswarpura College of Science, Bangalore, India on 26-27 March 2010.
  • Thomson Reuters one day Workshop on Accelerating Research Discovery and Innovation held at Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 26th April 2010.
  • National Conference in Chemistry held during September 27-29, 2006 at Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 30-31 March 2010.
  • UGC sponsored seminar on Human Rights and Values in Education held on 9th March 2007 at SSMRV College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 30-31 March 2010.
  • International Conference on Current Trends in Chemistry and Biochemistry (ICCTCB-2009) held at Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 18th -19th December 2009. (Poster Presented)
  • Workshop on Access to E-Resources for Teaching and Research held at Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 28th -29th April 2008.
  • International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Research (ICFCR-2008) held at Department of Chemistry, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka, India on 29th -31st December 2008. (Poster Presented)
  • National Symposium on Electrochemical Science & Technology (NSEST-2007) held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India on 20-21 July 2007.
  • A National School on A new Dimension to NMR: From Molecules to Human Behaviour, held during May 27-June 1, 2007 at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medicinal Sciences, Gangatok, Sikkim, India.
  • UGC sponsored Symposium on Green Chemistry held at Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College of Science, Arts & Commerce, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on 21st February 2007.
  • National Workshop on Catalysis held during February 8-10, 2007 organized by Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
  • Analytical Instruments in Characterization and Quantification of Materials held at ISEC Campus, Nagharabhavi, Bangalore, India during January 27-28, 2007. (Poster Presented)
  • Silver Jubilee Conference: 25th Conference of Indian Council of Chemists held at Birla College of Arts Science & commerce, Kalyan, Mumbai during 27-29th December 2006. (Poster Presented)

International Research journals by Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Author Title

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Ruthenium ion containing N and S rich triazine based metallopolymer as a low overpotential acid stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Charge Transport Mechanism in p-type Copper ion Containing Triazine Thiolate Metallopolymer Thin Film Devices

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Metal ion-containing C3N3S3 coordination polymers chemisorbed to a copper surface as acid stable hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts 

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Electrochemical growth of triazine based metal ion containing polymers on nanostructured nickel electrodeposits and their hydrogen evolution activities in acidic condition

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Electrochemical preparation of crystalline γ-CuI thin films through potential-controlled anodization of copper and its photoelectrochemical investigations

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Chemically Immobilized Triazine Based CuIIS3C3N3 Metallopolymer on Copper as a Photocathode for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Evolution

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Facile electrochemical growth of nanostructured copper phthalocyanine thin film via simultaneous anodic oxidation of copper and dilithium phthalocyanine for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution

 Prof. Sreekanth Rajagopalachar,

Biodiesel synthesis from Garcinia gummi-gutta (L. Robson) seed oil: fuel feasibility evaluation of a novel feedstock by heterogeneous transesterification homogeneous and

International Research journals by Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Author Title

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Ruthenium ion containing N and S rich triazine based metallopolymer as a low overpotential acid stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Charge Transport Mechanism in p-type Copper ion Containing Triazine Thiolate Metallopolymer Thin Film Devices

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Metal ion-containing C3N3S3 coordination polymers chemisorbed to a copper surface as acid stable hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts 

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Electrochemical growth of triazine based metal ion containing polymers on nanostructured nickel electrodeposits and their hydrogen evolution activities in acidic condition

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Electrochemical preparation of crystalline γ-CuI thin films through potential-controlled anodization of copper and its photoelectrochemical investigations

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Chemically Immobilized Triazine Based CuIIS3C3N3 Metallopolymer on Copper as a Photocathode for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Evolution

Dr. Sakthivel Kandaiah

Facile electrochemical growth of nanostructured copper phthalocyanine thin film via simultaneous anodic oxidation of copper and dilithium phthalocyanine for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution

 Prof. Sreekanth Rajagopalachar,

Biodiesel synthesis from Garcinia gummi-gutta (L. Robson) seed oil: fuel feasibility evaluation of a novel feedstock by heterogeneous transesterification homogeneous and

Paper publications

  • Dr Sakthivel- Iranna Udachyan; Vishwanath R S; Pradeepa Kumara C S; Sakthivel Kandaiah*, "Ruthenium ion containing N and S rich triazine based metallopolymer as a low overpotential acid stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution". Accepted for publication, Journal of Catalysis, 2017 (Elsevier - impact factor - 6.844)
  • Deepak. K, Amit Roy, P. Anjaneyulu, Sakthivel Kandaiah, Sampatrao L. Pinjare , "Charge Transport Mechanism in p-type Copper ion Containing Triazine Thiolate Metallopolymer Thin Film Devices - Accepted for publication Journal - Journal of Applied Physics - 2017, (American Institute of Physics – Impact factor – 2.068)
  • Vishwanath R. S. and Sakthivel Kandaiah* Metal ion-containing C3N3S3 coordination polymers chemisorbed to a copper surface as acid stable hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 2052 (Royal Society of chemistry - UK - Impact factor 8.867)
  • Vishwanath R. S. and Sakthivel Kandaiah* "Electrochemical growth of triazine based metal ion containing polymers on nanostructured nickel electrodeposits and their hydrogen evolution activities in acidic condition" International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,2016, 41, 8829-8838 (Elsevier - Impact factor – 3.582)
  • R. S. Vishwanath, Sakthivel Kandaiah*, Chemically Immobilized Triazine Based CuIIS3C3N3 Metallopolymer on Copper as a Photocathode for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Evolution, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2016, 163 (6) H402-H409 (ECS- USA – Impact factor-3.259 )
  • R. S. Vishwanath, Sakthivel Kandaiah*, Electrochemical preparation of crystalline γ-CuI thin films through potential-controlled anodization of copper and its photoelectrochemical investigations, J Solid State Electrochem. (2016) 20:2093–2102( Springer – Impact factor – 2.319)
  • R. S. Vishwanath, Sakthivel Kandaiah* Facile electrochemical growth of nanostructured copper phthalocyanine thin film via simultaneous anodic oxidation of copper and dilithium phthalocyanine for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution, J Solid State Electrochem. (2016) 20:767–773 ( Springer – Impact factor – 2.319)

Publication by Dr. K Ramakrishna Reddy:

Sl. No Name of the Teacher Title of the Article Title of the Journal Year / Month of Publication Volume and Issue No. ISSN No.

1

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Effect of Chemical Treatment and Fiber Loading on

Mechanical Properties of Borassus (Toddy Palm)

Fiber/Epoxy Composites

 

International Journal of Polymer Analysis and

Characterization

2015.

20:612-626

ISSN: 1023-666X

2

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

A Sensitive and Selective Chromogenic Organic Reagent 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxy benzaldehyde-4-hydroxy benzoyl hydrazone (HDMBHBH) for the Direct and Derivative Spectrophotometric Determination of Lead (II).

 

European Reviews of Chemical Research

2015

Vol.3, Is:1:43-50

2312-7708

3

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Determination of trace amounts of Cd (II) by using a chromogenic Reagent Di acetylmonoxime-3-amino-4-hydroxy benzoylhydrazone (DMAHBH) with UV-Visible spectrophotometry

 

 

European Reviews of Chemical Research

2015

Vol.4,Is:2: 104-111

2312-7708

4

 

A selective novel organic reagent diacetylmonoxime-3-amino-4-hydroxy

benzoyl hydrazone (DMAHBH) using for the direct and derivative

spectrophotometric determination of lead (II) in presence of Micelar medium

 

Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research

2015

7(3):2003-2009

0975-7384

5

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Spectrophotometric Determination of Trace Lead  Biological Samples by using 2,4-di Methoxy benzaldehyde isonicotinoyl Hydrazone (DMBIH)

 

International Journal of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2014

Vol.2(2):629-634

2321-3132

6

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Direct and  derivative spectrophotometric determination of Molybdenum(VI) using sensitive and selective new chromogenic reagent 2,4-Dimethoxybenzaldehyde-4-hydroxy benzoyl hydrazone (DMBHBH)

World Journal of Applied Environmental Chemistry

2013

Vol.2(1):30-35.

 

 

2277-8055

7

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Derivative Spectrophotometric Determination of Trace Amounts of Tungsten (VI) in real water samples

International Journal of Green Chemistry and Bioprocess

2012

Vol. 2(3), 26-30

2277-7199

8

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Direct and Derivative Spectrophotometric

determination of Copper (ii) in presence of

Micellar medium in Grape leaves, Biological

materials and Alloy samples using 2,4-

Dimethoxybenzaldehyde-4-

hydroxybenzoylhydrazone (DMBHBH)

 

International Journal of ChemTech Research

2011

Vol.3, No.4, pp 1978-1985

0974-4290

 

9

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Direct And Derivative Spectrophotometric Determination Of Cobalt (II) Using 3,5-Dimethoxy-4-hydroxy benzaldehyde benzoyl hydrazone (DMBBH)

Journal of International Academy of Physical Sciences.(International Conference)

2011

Vol. 15(2), 249-257

0974-9373

 

10

Dr. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Direct and derivative specrophotometri determination of Mercury (II) using Diacetyl monoxime benzoyl hydrazone (DMBH)

International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology

2010

Vol. 1(3), 754-761.

0976-4550