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
Education  
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
Title: Novel Synthetic Transformations of Functionalized Ketene Dithioacetals and Dithiocarboxylates
Research Interests
Research Publications
  • 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
  • Co-ordinator, WWS, 2015
  • Secretary, PTA 2016 onwards
  • Coordinator, NIRF, 2016-
Academic Positions
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: Organic Synthesis on Fluorescent Scaffolds: Towards Novel Hydrophilic Bodipy’s..

Duration: 2 years

Name of the funding agency: UGC

Total grant: 1.5 lakhs

Status: Ongoing

Dr. K. Syam Krishnan (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. K. Syam Krishnan
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., PhD
Education  
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
Academic Positions
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

Rejani P (Assistant Professor)
Name Rejani P
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., MEd, NET, PhD (Thesis submitted)
Education  
M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Kerala, 2005
M.Ed University of Kerala, 2009
Employment History
  • NSS College, Ottappalam (2014 -2017)
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (2017 - till date)
Research Summary
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Research Interests
  • Materials Science
Research Publications
  • Rejani.P and B.Beena, Structural and Optical properties of polyindole /manganese oxide nano composites, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science, 2.3 , 2013, 244-248.
  • Asha Radhakrishnan, Padmavathiamma Rejani and Bhaskaran Beena, CuO/polypyrrole nanocomposites as a marker of toxic lead ions for ecological remediation in contrast with CuO and polypyrrole, Main Group Met. Chem.; 38.5-6: 2015, 133–143.
  • Rejani.P, Asha Radhakrishnan and B.Beena,Structural, optical and dielectric studies in ZnO nanorods by microwave assisted method, Int.J.Nano dimensions .5.5 ,2014, 497-503.
  • Asha Radhakrishnan, Rejani.P, and B.Beena Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial properties of CuO nanoparticles against gram-positive and gram- negative bacterial strains, Int.J.Nano Dimensions, 5.6, 2014, 519-524.
  • Asha Radhakrishnan, Rejani.p, and B.Beena A Comparative study on the adsorption of pb(ll) by CuO,ZnO and its composites , Science Technology, Elsevier, ICACE, 32, 2014,145-149.
  • P. Rejani, Asha Radhakrishnan and B. Beena, Photo Catalytic Decomposition of Malachite Green in Aqueous Solutions under UV Irradition Using Nano ZnO Rod, Iranica Journal of Energy & Environment 5.3, 2014, 233-239.
  • Rejani.p, Asha Radhakrishnan and B.Beena, Adsorption of Pb(ll) on nano sized SnO2 derived from sol-gel method, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Application , 5.3 , 2014, 244-248.
Administrative responsibilities
Academic Positions
Awards & Honors
Minor Project undertaken

Topic: Conducting polymer/inorganic oxide nanocomposites for the photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes.

Duration: 2 years

Name of the funding agency: UGC

Total grant: Rs. 4,50,000/-

Status: Completed

Dr. Sreekanth R (Assistant Professor)
Name Dr. Sreekanth R
Designation Assistant Professor
Qualification Summary M.Sc., PhD
Education  
PhD Chemistry Mahatma Gandhi University, 2014
M.Sc. Chemistry Mahatma Gandhi University, 2005
Employment History
  • MMNSS College, Kottiyam (June 2016-till date)
Research Summary
  • Free radical induced oxidation reactions: Steady state and pulse radiolysis, Advanced oxidation processes, Excited state dynamics.
Topic Physical organic Chemistry
Title: Free radical chemistry of naphthol and its analogues: Experimental and theoretical studies.
Research Interests
  • Free radical chemistry, photochemistry, Advanced oxidation processes.
Research Publications
  • J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117 (44), 11261–11270
  • Int. J. Radiat Biol, 2014, 90 (6), 495-502
  • Chem. Eng. J., 2014, 244, 473–482
  • J. Phys.Org. Chem, 2014, 27(6), 478-483
  • Chemistry Select, 2016, 1(5), 924-933
Administrative responsibilities
  • Coordinator, Sports club
Academic Positions
Awards & Honors
  • Indo-French ARCUS fellowship 2010-2011, with Prof. Jacqueline Belloni& Prof. Jean Louis Marignier, University of Paris Sud, Orsay, France
  • Post-Doctoral fellowship with Prof. Michael Hoffman,California Institute of Technology (CALTECH),USA, 2015
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