ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

It started functioning in the year 1995. Department of chemistry offers a B.Sc. Chemistry course which has complementary subjects as Physics and Mathematics. The Open courses offered by the Department are (i) Essentials of chemistry (ii) Chemistry in everyday life (2014 admission onwards).

Faculty

Dr. R. Prakash Chandran (Assistant Professor & HoD)
Name Dr. R. Prakash Chandran
Designation Assistant Professor & HoD
Qualification Summary M.Sc., PhD
Contact 9497617113
PhD Synthetic Organic Chemistry, M.G. University, 2002
M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, University of Kerala, 1994
Employment History
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (Nov 2012-till date)
  • Amrita School of Biotechnology (Aug 2009- Sep 2012)
  • Anthem Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore(Feb 2008-July 2009)
  • Biocon India Ltd., Bangalore (Feb 2006- Jan 2008)
Research Summary
  • New Synthetic methodologies employing Organosulfur Intermediates leading to New Chemical Entities
  • Synthesis of Chromogenic and fluorogenic sensors for industrially as well as biologically relevant anions
  • Organic Inorganic Hybrid materials
  • Chemical conjugation of Biomolecules
Topic Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Bioogranic Chemistry
Title: Novel Synthetic Transformations of Functionalized Ketene Dithioacetals and Dithiocarboxylates
Research Publications
  • Indian Patent Application No. 201841012852 dated April 4, 2018
  • U.S. Patent Application No. 16/366,865 dated March 27, 2019
  • JACT 2015, 1(1),7-9
  • Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2012, 135, 339– 343.
  • Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2012, 33, 4,1.
  • Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 25, 5944.
  • Tetrahedron Letters,2007, 48, 47, 8376.
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72 (14), 5461.
  • Organic Letters, 2007, 9(3), 485.
  • Inorganic Chemistry, 2006,45 (20), 8062.
  • European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2004, 3277-3285.
  • Chemical Communications, 2002, 736-737.
Administrative responsibilities
  • Co-ordinator, IQAC, 2015
  • Secretary, PTA 2016 onwards
  • Nodal Officer, AISHE 2012 onwards
  • Coordinator, WWS, 2014 & 2015
  • Coordinator, IQAC, 2015
Awards & Honors
  • Erasmus Mundus Visiting Fellowship (with Prof. Vincenzo Balzani, & Prof. Alberto Credi, Universita di Bologna, Italy (2010)
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship with Prof. K.S. Kim, POSTECH, S. Korea (2003-2006)
  • Pre Doctoral Fellowship with Prof. Wim Dehaen & Prof. Erick van der Eycken, University of Leuven, Belgium (2002)
Minor Project undertaken

Topic: “Design & Synthesis of Organic-inorganic Hybrid Materials from Bisimidazole Derivatives: A Green Chemistry Approach".

Duration: 2 years

Name of the funding agency: UGC

Total grant: 1.5 lakhs

Status: Completed

Dr. K. Syam Krishnan (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. K. Syam Krishnan
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., PhD
PhD Chemistry, University of Kerala, 2008
M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Kerala, 2002
Employment History
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (Dec 2013-till date)
Research Summary
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry toward fused ring heterocycles
  • Fluorescent sensors
Topic Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Sensors, Medicinal chemistry
Title: Synthetic utilization of Pentafulvenes towards fused ring cyclooctanoids and related chemistry
Research Interests
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Major Project, 4.85 lakhs (UGC)
Research Publications
  • Chem. Rev., 2017, 117 (5), pp 3930–3989.
  • Cell Chemistry and Biology 23, 404-414, 2016.
  • MBio 2016, 7, 2, e00221-16.
  • J. Med. Chem., 2016, 59 (5), pp 2094–2108.
  • Org. Lett. 2015, 17 (24), 6194–6197.
  • Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 2015, 305, 378-382.
  • MBio 2015,6, 1, 02304-02314.
  • Journal of the Academy of Chemistry Teachers 2015, 1 (1), 7-9.
  • Patent: PCT/SE2014/050584 (WO2014185853 A1).
  • J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 12207.
  • Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53 (45), 6022.
  • Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 1793.
  • Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 1682.
  • Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 1272.
  • Synthesis 2008, 2134.
  • Synthesis 2008, 1955.
  • Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 5847.
  • New J. Chem. 2007, 31, 237.
  • Tetrahedron 2006, 62, 12345.
  • Synthesis 2006, 1811.
  • Tetrahedron 2006, ,62, 5952.
  • Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 4785.
  • Synlett 2005, 2273.
Administrative responsibilities
  • Associate NCC officer
  • Coordinator, ASAP
Awards & Honors
  • Post doctoral Fellowship with Prof. Fredrik Almqvist, Umea University, Sweden
  • Post doctoral fellowship with Prof. Jan Szymoniak, University of Reims, France
  • Post doctoral Fellowship with Prof. Petri M. Pihko, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Minor Project undertaken

Topic: Organic Synthesis on Fluorescent Scaffolds: Towards Novel Hydrophilic Bodipy’s..

Duration: 2 years

Name of the funding agency: UGC

Total grant: Rs. 485000/-

Status: Ongoing

Dr. Athira C J (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Athira C J
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc, PhD
Contact 9744954612
Jyothi V (Guest Faculty)
Name Jyothi V
Designation Guest Faculty
Qualification Summary M.Sc, M.Phil, NET
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