Chinnakonda S. Gopinath

Chinnakonda S. Gopinath

Catalysis Division

About Me


Welcome to Surface Science & Heterogeneous Catalysis Group.

Our group works in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science. We design novel materials based on semiconductors and metal oxides for solar energy conversion. Surface science studies of heterogeneous catalysis are done with APPES and MBI.

Professional Experience

2000-present: Scientist at NCL.

1997-2000: Post Doctoral Fellow at University of California at Riverside with Prof. Francisco Zaera on molecular beam studies of three way catalytic converter reactions on Rh(111) surfaces.

1995-1997: AvH fellow at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany with Drs. N. Nücker and S. Schuppler on Angle resolved photoemission studies of one and two dimensional materials.

1993-1995: Research Associate at RSIC, IIT Madras.

1989-1993:PhD at RSIC, IIT Madras with Prof. S. Subramanian. Thesis Title 'Photoelectron spectroscopic studies of high Tc cuprate superconductors

Selected Publications

  • Naveen K. Sathu, Perumal Devaraji And C. S. Gopinath*, Green Leaf to Inorganic Leaf: A Case Study of ZnO, Journal nanoscience and nanotechnology., 9, 9203 - 9208 (2016).
  • Anjani Dubey, Sadhu K. Kolekar And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath*, C-H Activation of Methane to Formaldehyde on Ce1-xZrxO2 Thin films: A step to bridge the material gap, ChemCatChem., 8, 3650 - 3656 (2016).
  • Manjusha V. Patwadkar, C. S. Gopinath And M. V. Badiger*, An efficient Ag-nanoparticle embedded semi-IPN hydrogel for catalytic applications, RSC Advances., 5, 7567 - 7574 (2015).
  • S. Raja Ambal, K. Sivaranjani And C. S. Gopinath*, Recent Developments in Solar H2 Generation from Water Splitting, Journal of Chemical Science., 127, 33 - 47 (2015).
  • C. S. Gopinath*, K. Roy And S. Nagarajan, Can we shift and/or broaden the catalysis regime towards ambient temperature?, ChemCatChem., 7, 588 - 594 (2015).
  • Baljeet Singh, Kaustubh R. Mote, C. S. Gopinath, P. K. Madhu* And Vivek Polshettiwar*, SBA-15-Oxynitrides as a Solid-Base Catalyst: Effect of Nitridation Temperature, Angewandte Chemie International Ed., 54, 5985 - 5989 (2015).
  • Pradnya A. Bharad, K. Sivaranjani And C. S. Gopinath*, A Rational Approach Towards Enhancing Solar Water Splitting : A Case Study of Au – RGO/N-RGO – TiO2, Nanoscale., 7, 11206 - 11215 (2015).
  • Ambrose A. Melvin, Kavya Illath, Tanmay Das, T. Raja, Somnath Bhattacharyya And C. S. Gopinath*, M-Au/TiO2 (M = Ag, Pd, and Pt) Nanophotocatalyst for overall solar water splitting: Role of Interfaces, Nanoscale., 7, 13477 - 13488 (2015).
  • D. Sardar, S. K. Neogi, S. Bandyopadhyay, B. Satpati, M. Ahir, A. Adhikary, R. Jain, C. S. Gopinath And T. Bala*, Multifaceted core-shell nanoparticles: Superparamagnetism and biocompatibility, New Journal of Chemistry., 39, 8513 - 8521 (2015).
  • K.S. Thushara, T.G. Ajithkumar, P.R. Rajamohanan And C.S. Gopinath*, Structural investigations of porous MgCl2-2-butanol molecular adduct as support for olefin polymerization, Applied Catalysis A - General., 469, 267 - 274 (2014).
  • K. Sivaranjani, S. Raja Ambal, Tanmay Das, K. Roy, S. Bhattacharyya And C. S. Gopinath*, Disordered Mesoporous TiO2-xNx + Nano Au: An electronically integrated nanocomposite for solar H2 generation, ChemCatChem., 6, 522 - 530 (2014).
  • K. Roy And C. S. Gopinath* , DeNOx at Near Ambient Temperatures and Under Lean Burn Conditions on Modified Pd Surfaces, ChemCatChem., 6, 531 - 537 (2014).
  • K.S. Thushara, T.G. Ajithkumar, P.R. Rajamohanan* And C. S. Gopinath*, Solid-State NMR Investigations of MgCl2.4(CH3)2CHCH2OH Molecular Adduct: A Peculiar Case of Reversible Equilibrium Between Two Phases, J. Phys. Chem. A., 118, 1213 - 1219 (2014).
  • N. R. Gupta, B. L. V. Prasad, C. S. Gopinath* And M. V. Badiger*, A Nanocomposite of Silver and Thermo-associating Polymer by Green Route: A Potential Soft-Hard Material for Controlled Drug Release, RSC Advances., 4, 10261 - 10268 (2014).
  • Sourav Bag, Kanak Roy, C. S. Gopinath And C. Retna Raj* , A Facile Single-Step Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide - Mn3O4 Hybrid Functional Material for the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Oxygen, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 6, 2692 - 2699 (2014).
  • Shelu Garg, Kapil Soni, V.V.D.N. Prasad, Manoj Kumar, T. Bhaskar, J. K. Gupta, G. Murali Dhar* And C. S. Gopinath, Effect of method of preparation on hydrodesulphurization activity of Co- and Ni-promoted MoS2/SBA-15 catalysts, Journal of Chemical Science., 126, 437 - 444 (2014).
  • K. Roy And C. S. Gopinath*, UV photoelectron spectroscopy at near ambient pressures: Mapping valence band electronic structure changes from Cu to CuO, Analytical Chemistry., 86, 3683 - 3687 (2014).
  • E. S. Gnanakumar, C. Eswara Rao, S. Kunjir, T.G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, D. Chakraborty And C. S. Gopinath* , 9-Fluorenemethanol: An Internal Electron Donor to Fine Tune Olefin Polymerization Activity, Dalton Transactions., 14, 9143 - 9151 (2014).
  • K. Roy, R. Jain And C. S. Gopinath*, Towards A Sustainable and Near Ambient DeNOx Under Lean Burn Conditions: A Revisit to NO Reduction on Virgin and Modified Pd(111) Surfaces, ACS Catalysis., 4, 1801 - 1811 (2014).
  • J. Kowalska* And C. S. Gopinath, Mapping of copper oxidation state using high pressure photoelectron spectroscopy, Acta Physica Polonica A., 125, 1065 - 1066 (2014).
  • S. Raja Ambal, M. Mapa And C. S. Gopinath* , In1-xGaxN@ZnO: A rationally designed and quantum dot integrated material for water splitting and solar harvesting applications, Dalton Transactions., 43, 12546 - 12554 (2014).
  • D. Sardar, S. K. Neogi, S. Bandyopadhyay, B. Satpati, R. Jain, C. S. Gopinath And T. Bala*, A facile method for synthesis of Co-core Au-shell nanohybrid, New Journal of Chemistry., 38, 4107 - 4114 (2014).
  • P. Devaraji, N. K. Sathu And C. S. Gopinath*, Ambient oxidation of benzene to phenol by photocatalysis on Au/Ti0.98V0.02O2 : Role of Holes, ACS Catalysis., 4, 2844 - 2853 (2014).
  • E. S. Gnanakumar, Madhusudhan Naik J., M. Manikandan, T. Raja And C. S. Gopinath*, Role of nano-interfaces in Cu and Cu + Au based near ambient temperature CO oxidation catalysts, ChemCatChem., 6, 3116 - 3124 (2014).
  • S. Raja Ambal, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya And C. S. Gopinath*, Electronic structure – Sunlight driven water splitting activity correlation of (Zn1-yGay)(O1-zNz), Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., 16, 23654 - 23662 (2014).
  • S. S. Negi, T. V. Aswathy, T. Raja*, A. P. Singh And C. S. Gopinath*, A green chemistry approach to styrene from ethylbenzene and air on MnxTi1-xO2 catalyst, RSC Advances., 4, 64535 - 64541 (2014).
  • S. Das, B. Satpati, H. Chauhan, S. Deka, C. S. Gopinath And T. Bala*, Preferential growth of Au on CdSe quantum dots using Langmuir-Blodgett technique, RSC Advances., , 64535 - 64541 (2014).
  • Sanjay S. Negi, K. Sivaranjani, A. P. Singh And C. S. Gopinath*, Disordered mesoporous V/TiO2 system for ambient oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides, Applied Catalysis A - General., 452, 132 - 138 (2013).
  • K. Roy, C.P. Vinod* And C. S. Gopinath*, Design and Performance Aspects of a Custom Built Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectrometer Towards Bridging the Pressure Gap: Oxidation of Cu, Ag and Au Surfaces at 1 mbar O2 pressure, J. Physical Chemistry C., 117, 4717 - 4726 (2013).
  • E. S. Gnanakumar, R. R. Gowda, S. Kunjir, T.G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, D. Chakraborty And C. S. Gopinath*, MgCl2.6CH3OH: A Simple Molecular adduct and its influence as Porous Support for Olefin Polymerization, ACS Catalysis., 3, 303 - 311 (2013).
  • Edwin S. Gnanakumar, Jino John, T. Raja And C. S. Gopinath* , Functional and Disordered Meso-Macroporous gama–Al2-xMxO3±y (M = Cu and/or Ce), J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, (Invited Paper for special issue on Nano architectonics of porous materials)., 13, 2682 - 2688 (2013).
  • A. C. Sunil Sekhar, C. J. Meera, K. V. Ziyad, C. S. Gopinath And C. P. Vinod*, Synthesis and catalytic activity of mono disperse gold-mesoporous silica core shell nanocatalysts, Catalysis Science and Technology., 3, 1190 - 1193 (2013).
  • S. B. Waghmode*, S. S. Arbuj, B. N. Wani And C.S. Gopinath, Palladium chloride catalyzed photochemical Heck reaction, Canadian J. Chemistry., 91, 348 - 351 (2013).
  • A. Indra, C. S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri* And G. K. Lahiri* , Hydroxyapatite supported palladium catalysts for Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction in aqueous medium, Catalysis Science and Technology., 3, 1625 - 1633 (2013).
  • A. Pandikumar, K. Sivaranjani, C. S. Gopinath And R. Ramaraj*, Aminosilicate Sol-Gel Stabilized N-Doped TiO2 – Au Nanocomposite Materials and their Potential Environmental Remediation Applications, RSC Advances., 3, 13390 - 13398 (2013).
  • M. Mapa, S. RajaAmbal And C. S. Gopinath*, ZnO-based Solid Solutions for Visible Light Driven Photocatalysis, Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan., 38, 145 - 158 (2013).
  • V. Subramanian, E. S. Gnanakumar, D-W. Jeong, W-B. Han, C. S. Gopinath* And H-S. Roh*, Rationally Designed CuFe2O4-Mesoporous Al2O3 Nanocomposite Towards Stable Performance for High Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reaction, Chemical Communications (Cover page article)., 49, 11257 - 11259 (2013).
  • S. Kumarsrinivasan, S. Agarkar, S. B. Ogale* And C. S. Gopinath* , Toward a quantitative correlation between microstructure and DSSC efficiency: A case study of TiO2-xNx nanoparticles in a disordered mesoporous framework, J. Physical Chemistry C., 116, 2581 - 2587 (2012).
  • S. Kumarsrinivasan, A. Verma And C.S. Gopinath*, Molecular oxygen assisted oxidative dehydrogenation of ethyl benzene to styrene with nanocrystalline Ti1-xVxO2, Green Chemistry., 14, 461 - 471 (2012).
  • T. Rajesh, A. K. Rajarajan, C. S. Gopinath And R. Nandini Devi*, Evidence of cationic Pt active for Water Gas Shift reaction: Pt doped BaCeO3 perovskite, J. Physical Chemistry C., 116, 9526 - 9532 (2012).
  • T. Mathew, S. Kumarsrinivasan, E. S. Gnanakumar, Y. Yamada*, T. Kobayashi And C. S. Gopinath*, gama-Al2-xMxO3?y (M = Ti4+ through Ga3+): Potential Pseudo-3D Mesoporous Material with Tunable Acidity and Electronic Structure, Journal of Materials Chemistry (Cover page article)., 22, 13484 - 13493 (2012).
  • K. S. Thushara, E. S. Gnanakumar, R. Mathew, T. G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, S. Bhaduri* And C. S. Gopinath*, MgCl2.4((CH3)2CHCH2OH): A New Molecular Adduct for the preparation of TiClx/MgCl2 Catalyst for Olefin Polymerization, Dalton Transactions., 41, 11311 - 11318 (2012).
  • A. C. Sunilsekhar, K. Sivaranjani, C. S. Gopinath* And C. P. Vinod* , A simple one pot synthesis of nano gold – mesoporous silica and its oxidation catalysis, Catalysis Today (Invited – Dr. P. Ratnasamy’s Festschrift on his 70th Birthday)., 198, 92 - 97 (2012).
  • Edwin S. Gnanakumar, K. S. Thushara, R. R. Gowda, S. K. Raman, T. G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, D. Chakraborty And C. S. Gopinath* , MgCl2.6C6H11OH: A High Mileage Porous Support for Ziegler-Natta Catalyst, J. Physical Chemistry C., 116, 24115 - 24122 (2012).
  • K. S. Thushara, S. E. Gnanakumar, R. Mathew, R. K. Jha, T. G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, K. Sarma, S. Padmanabhan, S. Bhaduri* And C.S. Gopinath* , Towards an Understanding of Molecular Level Properties of Ziegler-Natta Catalysts: Role of Internal Electron Donors, J. Physical Chemistry C., 115, 1952 - 1960 (2011).
  • K. Sivaranjani And C.S. Gopinath* , Porosity driven photocatalytic activity of wormhole mesoporous TiO2-xNx in direct sunlight, Journal of Materials Chemistry., 21, 2639 - 2647 (2011).
  • A. Indra, P.R. Rajamohanan, C.S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri And G.K. Lahiri* , Selective hydrogenation of chloro nitrobenzenes with an MCM-41 supported platinum allyl complex derived catalyst, Applied Catalysis A - General., 399, 117 - 125 (2011).
  • P. T. Manoharan*, B. Sambandam, R. Amsarani, B. Varghese, C. S. Gopinath And K. Nomura, Ligand dynamics controlled reverse spin cross over in bis pyrazolyl pyridine based Fe(II) complex cation with metallodithiolato anions with an example of a ferromagnetic 2:1 co-crystal of mixed Ni(III)/Ni(II) oxidation states, Inorganica Chimica Acta., 374, 586 - 600 (2011).
  • S. Nagarajan, K. Thirunavukkarasu, C.S. Gopinath* And S.D. Prasad*, Kinetics of nitric oxide adsorption and dissociation on Pd(111) through molecular beam experiments: A quantitative study, J. Physical Chemistry C., 115, 15487 - 15495 (2011).
  • E. S. Gnanakumar, K. S. Thushara, D. S. Bhange, Renny Mathew, T. G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, S. Bhaduri* And C. S. Gopinath*, MgCl2.6PhCH2OH - A New Molecular Adduct as Support Material for Ziegler-Natta Catalyst: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity, Dalton Transactions., 40, 10936 - 10944 (2011).
  • S. Nagarajan, K. Thirunavukkarasu And C.S. Gopinath*, Possible deNOx management under net oxidizing conditions - A Molecular Beam Study of 15NO+CO+O2 Reaction on Pd(111) Surfaces, J. Physical Chemistry C., 115, 21299 - 21310 (2011).
  • M. Maitri, S. Kumarsrinivasan, D. S. Bhange, B. Saha, P. Chakraborty, A. K. Viswanath And C.S. Gopinath, Structure, Electronic Structure, Optical and Dehydrogenation Catalytic study of (Zn1-zInz)(O1-xNx) solid solution, Chemistry of Materials., 22, 565 - 578 (2010).
  • M. Bowker*, J. Counsell, K. El-Abiary, L. Gilbert, C. Morgan, S. Nagarajan And C. S. Gopinath, Carbon Dissolution and Segregation in Pd(110), J. Physical Chemistry C., 114, 5060 - 5067 (2010).
  • S. Nagarajan And C.S. Gopinath* , Diffusion of chemisorbed oxygen into Pd-sub-surfaces and its influence in catalysis, J. Indian Institute of Science (Invited)., 90, 245 - 260 (2010).
  • M. Saini, K. Vivekanand, P. Poddar*, K.V.G.K. Murty, K.S. Thushara And C.S. Gopinath*, Fabrication of Homogeneous Nanoparticle/Nanoneedle BaTiO3 and Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3 Smooth Thin films by Simple Dip Coating, International J. Nanotechnology (Invited)., 7, 919 - 931 (2010).
  • B. Naik, K.M. Parida* And C. S. Gopinath* , Facile synthesis of N- and S-Incorporated Nanocrystalline TiO2 and direct solar light driven photocatalytic activity, J. Physical Chemistry C., 114, 19473 - 19482 (2010).
  • D. G. Kulkarni, A. V. Murugan, A. K. Viswanath And C. S. Gopinath*, Template Free Synthesis of Mesoporous TiO2 with High Wall Thickness in Nanocrystalline Framework, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology., 9, 371 - 377 (2009).
  • M. Sathish, R.P. Viswanath* And C.S. Gopinath* , N,S-co-doped TiO2 nanophotocatalyst: Synthesis, Electronic Structure and Photocatalysis, J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology., 9, 423 - 432 (2009).
  • C. S. Gopinath*, K. Thirunavukkarasu And S. Nagarajan, Kinetic evidences on influence of subsurface oxygen on palladium surfaces towards CO oxidation at high temperatures, Chemistry - An Asian Journal., 4, 74 - 80 (2009).
  • M. Maitri And C. S. Gopinath* , Combustion Synthesis of Triangular and Multifunctional ZnO1-xNx (x ? 0.15), Chemistry of Materials., 21, 351 - 359 (2009).
  • P. Maity, C. S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri* And G. K. Lahiri* , Applications of a high performance platinum nanocatalyst for the oxidation of alcohols in water, Green Chemistry., 11, 554 - 561 (2009).
  • S. Nagarajan, K. Thirunavukkarasu And C. S. Gopinath* , A Revisit to Carbon Monoxide Oxidation on Pd(111) Surfaces, J. Physical Chemistry C., 113, 7385 - 7397 (2009).
  • K. S. Thushara, R. Mathew, T. G. Ajithkumar, P. R. Rajamohanan, S. Bhaduri* And C. S. Gopinath* , , J. Physical Chemistry C (Letter)., 113, 8556 - 8559 (2009).
  • S. Nagarajan, K. Thirunavukkarasu, C. S. Gopinath*, J. Counsell, L. Gilbert And M. Bowker* , Nitric Oxide Reduction with Ethanol on Palladium Surfaces: A Molecular Beam Study, J. Physical Chemistry C., 113, 9814 - 9819 (2009).
  • M. Maitri, K. S. Thushara, B. Saha, P. Chakraborty, C. M. Janet, R. P. Viswanath, C. Madhavan Nair, K. V. G. K. Murti And C. S. Gopinath* , Electronic Structure and Catalytic Studies of solid solution of GaN in ZnO, Chemistry of Materials., 21, 2973 - 2979 (2009).
  • K. Thirunavukkarasu, S. Nagarajan And C. S. Gopinath*, Electronic decoupling of surface layers from bulk and its influence in oxidation catalysis: A molecular beam study, Applied Surface Science., 256, 443 - 448 (2009).
  • B. Murugan, A. V. Ramaswamy, D. Srinivas, C. S. Gopinath And V. Ramaswamy, Effect of Fuel and its Concentration on the nature of Mn in Mn/CeO2 Solid Solutions prepared by Solution Combustion Synthesis, Acta Materialia., 56, 1461 - 1472 (2008).
  • A. Indra, S. Basu, D. G. Kulkarni, C. S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri* And G. K. Lahiri*, MCM–41 supported ruthenium carbonyl cluster-derived catalysts for asymmetric hydrogenation reactions, Applied Catalysis A., 344, 124 - 130 (2008).
  • N. Maity, P.R. Rajamohanan, S. Ganapathy, C.S. Gopinath*, S. Bhaduri* And G.K. Lahiri*, MCM–41 Supported Organometallic Derived Nanopalladium as a Selective Hydrogenation Catalyst, J. Physical Chemistry C., 112, 9428 - 9433 (2008).
  • R. Sivakumar, C.S. Gopinath, M. Jayachandran And C. Sanjeeviraja* , An electrochromic device (ECD) cell characterization on electron beam evaporated MoO3 films by intercalating/de-intercalating the H+ ions, Current Applied Physics., 7, 76 - 86 (2007).
  • M. Vijayaraj And C.S. Gopinath* , Selective Mono-N-Methylation of Aniline Substrates on Cu1-xZnxFe2O4, Applied Catalysis A - General., 320, 64 - 68 (2007).
  • C. Murli, M.S. Shashidhar* And C.S. Gopinath, Hydroxyl group de-protection reactions with Pd(OH)2/C: A convenient alternative to hydrogenolysis of benzyl ethers and acid hydrolysis of ketals, Tetrahedron., 63, 4149 - 4155 (2007).
  • K. Thirunavukkarasu And C.S. Gopinath*, Fabrication of an Effusive Molecular Beam Instrument for Surface Reaction Kinetics – CO Oxidation and NO Reduction on Pd(111) surfaces, Catalysis Letters., 119, 50 - 58 (2007).
  • P. Meera, C.S. Gopinath And K.P. Vijayamohanan*, Auto-reduction of Cyanoferrate(III) ions in a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane - All Solid State Electrochemical and Spectroscopic investigations, Chemistry of Materials., 18, 5244 - 5252 (2006).
  • A.V. Murugan, A.K. Viswanath, C.S. Gopinath And K.Vijayamohanan* , Highly efficient Organic-Inorganic PEDOT-MoO3 Nanocomposite Electrode with enhanced double layer supercapacitance, J. Applied Physics., 100, Art. No. 0 (2006).
  • M. Vijayaraj And C.S. Gopinath* , Selective Production of Methoxy Phenols from Dihydroxybenzenes on Alkali Metal ion-loaded MgO, J. Catalysis., 243, 376 - 388 (2006).
  • N. Maity, S. Basu, M. Mapa, P.R. Rajamohanan, S. Ganapathy, C.S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri* And G.K. Lahiri*, Effect of Spacer Groups on the Performance of MCM-41 Supported Platinum Cluster derived Hydrogenation Catalysts, J. Catalysis., 242, 332 - 339 (2006).
  • M. Vijayaraj And C.S. Gopinath* , On the "Active Spacer and Stabilizer" Role of Zn in Cu1-xZnxFe2O4 Towards Selective N-methylaniline from Aniline: XPS and Catalysis Study, J. Catalysis., 241, 83 - 95 (2006).
  • A.V. Murugan, M. Quintin, M-H. Delville, G. Campet, C.S. Gopinath And K.Vijayamohanan, Exfoliation induced Nanoribbon formation of Poly (3, 4-ethylene-dioxythiophene) PEDOT between MoS2 layers as cathode material for lithium batteries, J. Power Sources., 156, 615 - 619 (2006).
  • C.S. Gopinath* , Comment on “Photoelectron Spectroscopic Investigation of Nitrogen-Doped Titania Nanoparticles”, J. Physical Chemistry B., 110, 7079 - 7080 (2006).
  • S. Basu, M. Mapa, C.S. Gopinath, M. Doble, S. Bhaduri* And G.K. Lahiri*, MCM-41 supported platinum carbonyl cluster derived catalysts for asymmetric and non-asymmetric hydrogenation reactions, J. Catalysis., 239, 154 - 161 (2006).
  • T. Mathew, Y. Yamada*, A. Ueda, H. Shioyama, T. Kobayashi And C.S. Gopinath, Support Effect on the Activity of Ga2O3 Species for Steam Reforming of Dimethyl Ether (DME), Applied Catalysis A - General., 300, 58 - 66 (2006).
  • A.V. Murugan*, M. Quintin, M-H. Delville, G. Campet, A.K. Viswanath, C.S. Gopinath And K. Vijayamohanan* , Synthesis and Characterization of Organic-Inorganic Poly (3, 4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) PEDOT/MoS2 Nanocomposite via in situ oxidative polymerization, J. Materials Research., 21, 112 - 118 (2006).
  • A.V.Murugan, A.Kasi Viswanath, C.S.Gopinath And K.Vijayamohanan, Enhanced Supercapacitor Performance of Organo-Inorganic Nanocomposite prepared by the Incorporation of Poly (3,4-Ethylene-dioxythiophen) Nanoribbons into MoO3, Applied Physics Letters., 87, 243511 (2005).
  • M. Satish, B. Viswanathan, R.P.Viswanath* And C.S. Gopinath*, Synthesis, Characterization, Electronic Structure and Photocatalytic Activity of Nitrogen Doped TiO2 Nanocatalyst, Chemistry of Materials., 17, 6349 - 6353 (2005).
  • S. Velu, K. Suzuki, M. Vijayaraj, S. Barman And C.S. Gopinath* , In situ XPS Investigations of Cu1-xNixZnAl Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts used in the Oxidative Steam Reforming of Bio-ethanol, Applied Catalysis B – Environmental., 55, 287 - 299 (2005).
  • S. Basu, H. Paul, C.S. Gopinath, S. Bhaduri And G.K. Lahiri, A MCM-41 Supported Platinum Carbonyl Cluster Derived Asymmetric hydrogenation Catalyst, J. Catalysis., 229, 298 - 302 (2005).
  • A.V. Murugan, C.S. Gopinath And K. Vijayamohanan, Electrochemical studies of Poly (3, 4-Ethylenedioxy thiophene) PEDOT/VS2 Nanocomposite as a cathode material for rechargeable Lithium batteries, Electrochemistry Communications., 7, 213 - 218 (2005).
  • M. Vijayaraj, B. Murugan, S. Umbarkar, S.G. Hegde And C.S. Gopinath*, An Insight into the Mechanism of Selective Single N-Methylation of Aniline on Cu1-xZnxFe2O4 : A DRIFTS Study, J. Molecular Catalysis A - Chemical., 231, 169 - 180 (2005).
  • N.R. Shiju, M. Anilkumar, S.P. Mirajkar, C.S.Gopinath, C.V. Satyanarayana And B.S. Rao , Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethylbenzene over Vanadia-Alumina Catalysts in Presence of Nitrous oxide: Structure-Activity relationship, J. Catalysis., 230, 484 - 492 (2005).
  • K. Thirunavukkarasu, K. Thirumoorthy, J. Libuda And C.S. Gopinath*, Isothermal kinetic study of nitric oxide adsorption and decomposition on Pd(111) surfaces: A molecular beam study, J. Physical Chemistry B., 109, 13283 - 13290 (2005).
  • K. Thirunavukkarasu, K. Thirumoorthy, J. Libuda And C.S. Gopinath*, Molecular beam study of NO + CO reaction on Pd(111) surfaces, J. Physical Chemistry B., 109, 13272 - 13282 (2005).
  • S. Gholap, M. Badiger And C.S. Gopinath*, Molecular Origins of Wettability of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Membranes upon Poly(vinyl alcohol) Adsorption: Surface and Interface Studies by XPS, J. Physical Chemistry B., 109, 13941 - 13947 (2005).
  • B. Murugan, D. Srinivas, C.S. Gopinath, V. Ramaswamy And A.V. Ramaswamy, The Nature of Manganese Species in Ce1-xMnxO2-? Solid Solutions Synthesized by Combustion Route, Chemistry of Materials., 17, 3983 - 3993 (2005).
  • M. K. Dongare, K. Malshe, C. S. Gopinath, I. K. Murwani And E. Kemnitz, Oxidation activity and 18 O-Isotope Exchange Behavior of Nickel Oxide Stabilized Cubic Zirconia, J. Catalysis., 222, 80 - 86 (2004).
  • T. Mathew, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath*, Tertiary Butylation of Phenol on Cu1-xCoxFe2O4: Catalysis and Structure-Activity correlation, J. Catalysis., 222, 107 - 116 (2004).
  • T. Mathew, N.R.Shiju, V.V.Bokade, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath* , Selective catalytic synthesis of 2-ethyl phenol over Cu1-xCoxFe2O4 – Kinetics, Catalysis and XPS aspects, Catalysis Letters., 94, 223 - 236 (2004).
  • M. Vijayaraj And C.S. Gopinath*, Spectroscopic Witness from Reactants to Product: FTIR Studies on Selective Mono-N-Methylation of Aniline on Cu1-xZnxFe2O4, J. Catalysis-Research Note., 226, 230 - 234 (2004).
  • A. Vadivel Murugan, B.B. Kale, C.W.Kwon, G.Campet, A.B.Mandale, S.R.Sainker, C.S. Gopinath And K.Vijayamohanan, A Novel Approach to Prepare Poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Nanowires between V2O5 layers by Microwave Irradiation, J. Physical Chemistry B., 108, 10736 - 10742 (2004).
  • S.B. Waghmode, R. Vetrivel, C.S. Gopinath* And S. Sivasanker*, Influence of cation exchange on M-Pt-ETS-10 molecular sieve: Correlation between ab initio results, catalytic activity and physicochemical investigations, J. Physical Chemistry B., 108, 11541 - 11548 (2004).
  • T.Mathew, M. Vijayaraj, S.Pai, B.B.Tope, S.G.Hegde, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath*, A mechanistic approach to phenol methylation on Cu1-xCoxFe2O4: FTIR Study, J. Catalysis., 227, 175 - 185 (2004).
  • T.Mathew, S.Shylesh, B.M.Devassy, C.V.V.Satyanarayana, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath*, Selective Production of Orthoalkyl Phenols on Cu0.5Co0.5Fe2O4: A Study on Catalysis and Characterization Aspects, Applied Catalysis A - General., 273, 35 - 45 (2004).
  • V. Johánek, S. Schauermann, M. Laurin, C.S. Gopinath, J. Libuda And H.J. Freund, On the Role of Different Adsorption and Reaction Sites on Supported Nanoparticles during a Catalytic Reaction: NO Decomposition on a Pd/Alumina Model Catalyst, J. Physical Chemistry B., 108, 14244 - 14254 (2004).
  • F. Zaera And C. S. Gopinath, On the mechanism for the reduction of nitrogen monoxide on Rh(111) single-crystal surfaces, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., 5, 646 - 654 (2003).
  • S. B. Waghmode, R. Vetrivel, S. G. Hegde, C. S. Gopinath* And S. Sivasanker* , Physicochemical Investigations of the basicity of the cation Exchanged ETS-10 Molecular Sieves, J. Physical Chemistry B., 107, 8517 - 8523 (2003).
  • M.K.Dongare, K.M.Malshe, C.S.Gopinath, V.B.Tare And E. Kemnitz, Structural and catalytic properties of CuO/NiO modified zirconia prepared by sol-gel technique, Proc. 201st Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, USA., 2002-2005, 79 - 87 (2002).
  • F. Zaera And C. S. Gopinath, Effect of coverage and temperature on the kinetics of nitrogen desorption from Rh(111) surfaces, J. Chemical Physics., 116, 1128 - 1136 (2002).
  • S. Velu, K. Suzuki And C. S. Gopinath*, Photoemission and in situ XRD investigations on CuCoZnAl-mixed metal oxide catalysts for the oxidative steam reforming of methanol, J. Physical Chemistry B., 106, 12737 - 12746 (2002).
  • R. Anand, S.G.Hegde, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath*, Catalytic synthesis of 2-methyl pyrazine over Zn-modified zeolites, Catalysis Letters., 84, 265 - 272 (2002).
  • T.Joseph, D.Srinivas, C.S.Gopinath And S.B.Halligudi, Spectroscopic and catalytic activity studies of VO(Saloph) complexes encapsulated in zeolite-Y and Al-MCM-41 molecular sieves, Catalysis Letters., 83, 209 - 214 (2002).
  • S.Velu, N.Satoh, C.S.Gopinath And K.Suzuki, Oxidative Reforming of Bio-Ethanol Over CuNiZnAl Mixed Oxide Catalysts for Hydrogen Production, Catalysis Letters., 82, 145 - 152 (2002).
  • T.Mathew, N.R.Shiju, K.Sreekumar, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath*, Cu-Co synergism in Cu1-xCoxFe2O4 – Catalysis and XPS aspects, J. Catalysis., 210, 405 - 417 (2002).
  • T.Mathew, B.B.Tope, N.R.Shiju, S.G.Hegde, B.S.Rao And C.S. Gopinath*, Acid-Base properties of Cu1-xCoxFe2O4 ferrospinel: FTIR Investigations, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., 4, 4260 - 4267 (2002).
  • T.Joseph, D.P.Sawant, C.S.Gopinath And S.B.Halligudi, Zeolite encapsulated ruthenium and cobalt schiff base complexes catalyzed allylic oxidation of ?-pinene, J. Molecular Catalysis A., 184, 289 - 299 (2002).
  • C.S. Gopinath*, S.G.Hegde, A.V.Ramaswamy And S.Mahapatra, Photoemission studies of polymorphic CaCO3 materials, Materials Research Bulletin., 37, 1323 - 1332 (2002).
  • S.Velu, K.Suzuki, C.S. Gopinath*, T.Hattori And H.Yoshida, XPS, XANES and EXAFS investigations of CuO/ZnO/Al2O3/ZrO2 mixed oxide catalysts, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., 4, 1990 - 1999 (2002).
  • V.L.J.Joly, P.A.Joy, S.K.Date And C.S.Gopinath, Two ferromagnetic phases with different spin states of Mn and Ni in LaMn0.5Ni0.5O3, Physical Review B., 65(18), 184416_1 - 184416_11 (2002).
  • F.Zaera, S.Wehner, C.S.Gopinath, J.L.Sales, V.Gargiulo And G.Zgrablich, Evidence for the formation of nitrogen islands on rhodium surfaces, J. Physical Chemistry B., 105, 7771 - 7774 (2001).
  • C.S.Gopinath And F. Zaera, NO+CO+O2 reaction kinetics on Rh(111): A molecular beam study, J. Catalysis., 200, 270 - 287 (2001).
  • V.Bustos, C.S.Gopinath, R.Uñac, F.Zaera And G.Zgrablich, Lattice-Gas Study of the Kinetics of Catalytic Conversion of NO-CO Mixtures on Rhodium Surfaces, J. Chemical Physics., 114, 10927 - 10931 (2001).
  • F.Zaera And C.S.Gopinath, Surface intermediates during the catalytic reduction of NO on Rh catalysts: A kinetic inference, J. Molecular Catalysis A., 167, 23 - 31 (2001).
  • P.Ratnasamy, D.Srinivas, H.S.Soni, A.J.Chandwadkar, H.S.Potdar, C.S.Gopinath And B.S.Rao, Crystalline, mesoporous NiO-ZrO2-based solid oxide fuel cell catalysts, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis., 135, 1270 - 1277 (2001).
  • C.S. Gopinath* And T.Raja, Comment on ‘sintering and phase transformation of V-loaded anatase materials containing bulk and surface V species’, J. Physical Chemistry B., 105, 12427 - 12428 (2001).
  • V.L.J.Joly, Y.B.Khollam, P.A.Joy, C.S.Gopinath And S.K.Date, Unusual charge disproportionation and associated magnetic behaviour in nanocrystalline LaMn0.5Co0.5O3, J. Physics: Condensed Matter., 13, 11001 - 11007 (2001).
  • M.K.Dongare, Veda Ramaswamy, C.S.Gopinath, A.V.Ramaswamy, S.Scheurell, M.Brueckner And E. Kemnitz, Oxidation Activity and 18O-isotope exchange behaviour of Cu-stabilized cubic zirconia, J. Catalysis., 199, 209 - 216 (2001).
  • V.L.Joseph Joly, P.A.Joy, S.K.Date And C.S.Gopinath, The origin of ferromagnetism in the two different phases of LaMn0.5Co0.5O3: evidence from x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies, J. Physics: Condensed Matter., 13, 649 - 656 (2001).
  • F.Zaera And C.S.Gopinath, Evidence for an N2O intermediate in the catalytic reduction of NO to N2 on rhodium surfaces, Chemical Physics Letters., 332, 209 - 214 (2000).
  • F.Zaera And C.S.Gopinath, Kinetics of NO reduction by CO on Rh(111): A molecular beam study, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis., 130, 1295 - 1300 (2000).
  • C.S.Gopinath And F.Zaera, Transient kinetics during the isothermal reduction of NO by CO on Rh(111) as studied with effusive collimated molecular beams, J. Physical Chemistry B., 104, 3194 - 3203 (2000).
  • C.A.Kuntscher, S.Gerhold, N.Nücker, T.R.Cummins, D.-H.Lu, S.Schuppler C.S.Gopinath, F.Lichtenberg, J.Mannhart And K.-P.Bohnen, Electronic structure of perovskite-related Sr1-yLayNbO3.5-x, Physical Review B., 61, 1876 - 1883 (2000).
  • F.Zaera And C.S.Gopinath, Role of adsorbed nitrogen atoms during the catalytic reduction of NO on rhodium surfaces, J. Chemical Physics., 111, 8088 - 8097 (1999).
  • C.S.Gopinath And F.Zaera, A molecular beam study of the kinetics of the catalytic reduction of NO by CO on Rh(111) single crystal surfaces, J. Catalysis., 186, 387 - 404 (1999).
  • C.S.Gopinath, R.Muthukumaran, L.L.Welling, M.A.Bennett And P.T.Manoharan, XPS studies of dinuclear gold complexes, Chemical Physics Letters., 296, 566 - 570 (1998).
  • C.S. Gopinath*, M.Rajendran, U.V.Varadaraju And S.Subramanian, Valence charge fluctuations and Tc retention in Tl1-xPbxSr1+xLa1-xCuO5-y (x = 0.0 - 0.5) system, J. Superconductivity., 11, 139 - 140 (1998).
  • D.-H.Lu, C.S.Gopinath, M.Schmidt, T.R.Cummins, N.Nücker, S.Schuppler And F.Lichtenberg, Electronic structure of SrNbO3.45: angle-resolved photoemission results, Physica C., 282-287, 995 - 996 (1997).
  • M.Murugesan, P.Selvam, M.Sharon, L.C.Gupta, R.Pinto, C.S.Gopinath And S.Subramanian, Chemical stabilization of superconducting YSr2Cu3-xMxO7+? (M=Mo, W and Re) and the valence state of M-ions, Applied Physics A., 64, 177 - 179 (1997).
  • M. Murugesan, P. Selvam, M. Sharon, L. C. Gupta, R. Pinto, M. S. R. Rao, C. S. Gopinath And S. Subramanian, Oxidation state and superconducting properties of Y1-xPrxSr2Cu2.85Re0.15O7+?, J. Applied Physics., 80, 6884 - 6887 (1996).
  • C.S.Gopinath*, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study of Cu3+ in NaK2CuF6, J. Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions., 92, 3605 - 3610 (1996).
  • C. S. Gopinath, R. P. Pandian And P. T. Manoharan, Electronic structure of thiaporphyrins: an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study, J. Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions., , 1255 - 1259 (1996).
  • R. Gopalakrishnan, C.S. Gopinath And P. Ramasamy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies of Sellinite and Eulytite BGO and BSO crystals, Crystal Research Technology., 31, 249 - 254 (1996).
  • M.Velayutham, C.S.Gopinath And S.Subramanian, Electronic structure of two heteronuclear metal complexes [Ru2Co(?3-O) (m-CH3CO2)6L3] (L = H2O, Py), Chem. Phys. Lett., 249, 71 - 76 (1996).
  • M.Murugesan, P.Selvam, M.Sharon, M.S.R.Rao, L.C.Gupta, R.Pinto, C.S.Gopinath And S.Subramanian, Stabilization of a superconducting TbSr2Cu2.85Re0.15O7+? compound and the valence state of terbium, Applied Physics Letters., 67, 2711 - 2713 (1995).
  • C. S. Gopinath, Nam. H. Hur And S. Subramanian, Oxidation state of mercury in HgBa2(Ca0.86Sr0.14)2Cu3O8+? studied by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Physical Review B., 52, 9879 - 9881 (1995).
  • C.S.Gopinath And S.Subramanian, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies of HgBa2CuO4+?: Mixed valent mercury and copper, Physica C., 232, 222 - 226 (1994).
  • A.Sundaresan, C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian, L.C.Gupta, M.Sharon, R.Pinto And R.Vijayaraghavan, Superconductivity and valence state of Tl in TlA2-xLaxCuO5 and TlA2Ca1-xGdxCu2O7 (A = Ba,Sr), ), Physical Review B., 50, 10238 - 10242 (1994).
  • S. Balasubramanian, C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian And N.Balasubramanian, Exposure of InP to hydrogen plasma in the presence of a 'sacrificial' InP-an x-ray photoelectron spectroscopic study, Semiconductor Science Technology., 9, 1604 - 1607 (1994).
  • C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian, M.Huth And H.Adrian, Comparative photoemission studies of Bi2-xPbxSr2Can-1CunO2n+4+y (n= 2, 3), J. Electron Spectroscopy Rel. Phenom., 70, 61 - 71 (1994).
  • C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian, M.Paranthaman And A.M.Hermann, Valence charge fluctuations in Tl2-x-zBa2Ca2+xCu3O10-y system, J. Solid State Chemistry., 109, 211 - 218 (1994).
  • C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian, M.Paranthaman And A.M.Hermann, Comparative photoemission studies of Tl2Ba2Can-1CunO2n+4, (n = 1, 2 and 3), Physical Review B., 48, 15999 - 16005 (1993).
  • C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian, P.Sumana Prabhu, M.S.Ramachandra Rao And G.V.Subba Rao, Structure, superconductivity and XPS studies of the Bi2.1Sr1.93Ca0.97-xYxCu2O8+y system, Physica C., 218, 117 - 129 (1993).
  • C.S.Gopinath, S.Subramanian, M.Paranthaman And A.M.Hermann, Valence band electronic structure of the Tl2-x-zBa2Ca2+xCu3O10-y system, Physica C., 214, 153 - 158 (1993).
  • C.S.Gopinath And S.Subramanian, Comment on "shift of x-ray-photoelectron core levels in Bi2Sr2Ca1-xYxCu2Oy: An explanation by bond-valence-sum calculation", Physical Review B., 45, 7513 - 7514 (1992).
  • A.Sundaresan, C.S.Gopinath, A.S.Tamhane, A.K.Rangarajan, M.Sharon, S.Subramanian, R.Pinto, L.C.Gupta And R.Vijayaraghavan, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies of the valence state of Tl in single-Tl-O layered TlBa1-xSrxLaCuO5 (x = 0-1), Physical Review B., 46, 6622 - 6625 (1992).
  • C.S.Gopinath And S.Subramanian, Photoemission study of the high-TC superconductor Bi1.8Pb0.4Sr2Ca2.2Cu3O10, Physica C., 176, 331 - 335 (1991).
  • C.S.Gopinath, R.Nirmala And S.Subramanian, WHMO calculations on CuO clusters of YBa2Cu3O7-x: Correlation between TC, structure, oxygen stoichiometry and highest occupied molecular orbital energy, Physica C., 177, 27 - 35 (1991).

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  • Surface Science
  • Photocatalytic Water splitting
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

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