Research Group Publications

  • Sanjukta Pahar, V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Tamal Das, Rajesh G. Gonnade, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Access to diverse germylenes and a six-membered dialane with a flexible beta-diketiminate, Chem. Commun., 56, 11871 - 11874 (2020).
  • Sanjukta Pahar, Gargi Kundu And Sakya S. Sen*, Cyanosilylation by Compounds with Main-Group Elements: An Odyssey, ACS Omega., 5, 25477 - 25484 (2020).
    Invited Mini-Review
  • Yogita Soni, Sumanta Pradhan, Mahesh K Bamnia, AK Yadav, SN Jha, D Bhattacharyya, Tuhin Suvra Khan, MA Haider And CP Vinod*, Spectroscopic Evidences for the Size Dependent Generation of Pd Species Responsible for the Low Temperature CO Oxidation Activity on Pd-SBA-15 Nanocatalyst, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental., 272, 118934 (2020), DOI:10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.118934.
  • K. J. Betsy, Anish Lazar, Anjuna Pavithran And C. P. Vinod*, CO2 Hydrogenation to Formate by Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on N-Incorporated Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering., , (2020), DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c03860.
  • Sharad Gupta, Carmen Ciotonea, Sébastien Royer, Jean-Philippe Dacquin* And C. P. Vinod*, Engineering pore morphology using silica template route over mesoporous cobalt oxide and its implications in atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide hydrogenation to olefins, Applied Materials Today., 19, 100586 (2020), DOI:10.1016/j.apmt.2020.100586.
  • Sanjit Mondal, Lipipuspa Sahoo, Yuvraj Vaishnav, Samita Mishra, Raj Sekhar Roy, C. P. Vinod, Arijit K De And Ujjal K. Gautam*, Wavelength dependent luminescence decay kinetics in quantum confined g-C3N4 nanosheets exhibiting high photocatalytic efficiency upon plasmonic coupling, Journal of Materials Chemistry A., , (2020), DOI:10.1039/d0ta08001b.
  • Sandeep Yadav, Rohit Kumar, K. Vipin Raj, Prashant Yadav, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Amidinato Germylene-Zinc Complexes: Synthesis, Bonding, and Reactivity, Chem. Asian J., 15, 3116 - 3121 (2020).
    Early Career Special Collection Invitation
  • Rinku Kushwaha, Dhananjayan Kaleeswaran, Sattwick Haldar, Debanjan Chakraborty, Dinesh Mullangi, Aditya Borah, C. P. Vinod, Ramaswamy Murugavel And Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan*, Nanoporous Covalent Organic Framework Embedded with Fe/Fe3O4 Nanoparticles as Air-Stable Low-Density Nanomagnets, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., , (2020), DOI:10.1021/acsanm.0c01762.
  • B. Changmai, P. Sudarsanam And L. Rokhum*, Biodiesel production using a renewable mesoporous solid catalyst, Ind. Crops Prod., 145, 111911 (2020), [IF - 4.244].
  • P. Sudarsanam*, T. Duolikun, P.S. Babu, L. Rokhum And M.R. Johan, Recent developments in selective catalytic conversion of lignin into aromatics and their derivatives, Biomass Convers. Biorefin., , (2020), [IF - 2.602].
  • K.K. Hazarika, H. Talukdar, P. Sudarsanam, S.K. Bhargava And P. Bharali, Highly dispersed Mn2O3-Co3O4 nanostructures on carbon matrix as heterogeneous Fenton-like catalyst, Appl. Organometal. Chem., 34, e5512 - e5525 (2020), DOI: [IF - 3.14].
  • Luqman H. Hashim, Ahmed Halilu, Putla Sudarsanam, Yahaya Balarabe Umar, Mohd Rafie Bin Johan And Suresh K. Bhargava, Bifunctional rice husk-derived SiO2-Cu-Al-Mg nanohybrid catalyst for one-pot conversion of biomass-derived furfural to furfuryl acetate, Fuel., 275, 117953 - 117961 (2020), DOI: [IF - 5.578].
  • Bolla Govinda Rao, Putla Sudarsanam, Tumula Venkateshwar Rao, Mohamad Hassan Amin, Suresh K. Bhargava And Benjaram M. Reddy, Highly dispersed MnOx nanoparticles on shape?controlled SiO2 spheres for ecofriendly selective allylic oxidation of cyclohexene, Catal. Lett., , (2020), DOI: [IF - 2.55].
  • Anping Wang, Putla Sudarsanam, Yufei Xu, Heng Zhang, Hu Li And Song Yang, Functionalized magnetic nanosized materials for efficient biodiesel synthesis via acid–base/enzyme catalysis, Green Chem., 22, 2977 - 3012 (2020), DOI: [IF - 9.480].
  • Putla Sudarsanam*, Hu Li* And Tatiparthi Vikram Sagar, TiO2-Based Water-Tolerant Acid Catalysis for Biomass-Based Fuels and Chemicals, ACS Catal., 10, 9555 - 9584 (2020), [IF - 12.35].
  • Priyanka S. Pawar, Aboli A. Lokhande, Sachin U. Nandanwar, Prashant S. Niphadkar And Vijay V. Bokade, Synthesis of nickel hollow nanosphere supported over SiO2 catalyst and its catalytic activity for reduction of nitro compound, journal of environmental chemical engineering., submitted, (2020).
  • Sachin U. Nandanwar, Simmy Rathod, Videsha Banal And Vivek Bokade, A review on selective production of acetophenone from oxidation of ethylbenzene over heterogeneous catalysts in a decade, Catalysis Letter., submitted, (2020).
  • Jintao Miao , Sachin U. Nandanwar , Linze Du , Daniel L. Braedt, Qian Yang, Richard A. Horner, Joseph H. Holles And Jing Zhou, Activity of Ce1-xTixO2-delta supported nickel catalysts for dry reforming of methane, Applied Catalysis A: General., submitted, (2020).
  • Rohit Kumar, Sandeep Yadav, Kritika Gour, Ekta Sangtani, Soumya Ranjan Dash, Abhishekram Raja, Kumar Vanka, Rajesh G. Gonnade And Sakya S. Sen*, A Tale of Biphenyl and Terphenyl Substituents for Structurally Diverse Ketiminato Magnesium, Calcium and Germanium Complexes, Chem. Asian J., 15, 820 - 827 (2020).
    Equal contribution from the first two authors
  • Zinoy Manappadan, Shubham Kumar, Krati Joshi, Thillai Govindaraja, Sailaja Krishnamurty And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Unravelling the distinct surface interactions of modified graphene nanostructures with methylene blue dye through experimental and computational approaches, Journal of Hazardous Materials., , (2020),
  • S. U. Nandanwar, D. R. Corbin And M. B. Shiflett, A review of porous adsorbents for separation of nitrogen from natural gas, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research., , (2020).
  • A. Gupta, S. U. Nandanwar, P. Niphadkar, I. Simakova And V. Bokade, Maximization of Furanic Compounds Formation by Dehydration and Hydrogenation of Xylose in One Step over SO3-H functionalized H-? catalyst in Alcohol Media, Biomass and Bioenergy., 139, 105646 (2020).
  • Popat K. Jori And Vrushali H. Jadhav*, Efficient Synthesis of ?-Valerolactone-A Potential Fuel from Biomass Derived Levulinic Acid Using Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation Over Hf@CCSO3H Catalyst, Catalysis Letters., 150, 2038 - 2044 (2020).
  • Preeti Jain, Sharad Gupta And C. P. Vinod*, Role of exposed crystal facets in the atmospheric pressure CO hydrogenation on Co3O4 nanostructures, Nanostructures and Nanoobjects., , (2020), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Saurav Sarma, Sai Manoj Kaja, Vidyanshu Mishra, C. P. Vinod And Sebastian Peter*, Tweaking Palladium Electronic Structure to Attain Oxygen Reduction Activity Superior to Platinum/C, ACS Applied Energy Materials., , (2020), DOI:10.1021/acsaem.0c01241.
  • Shibin Thundiyil, C. P. Vinod, Sreekumar Kurungot And R. Nandini Devi, Role of B site ion in bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis: A structure property correlation study on doped Ca2Fe2O5 brownmillerites, Phys Chem Chem Phys., Just Accepted, (2020), DOI:10.1039/D0CP02391D.
    Role of B site doping with transition metal in brownmillerites, a perovskite related family of compounds, on bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis, viz., simultaneous reduction and evolution reactions, is analysed. Ca2Fe1.9M0.1O¬5 (M= Mn, Co, Ni, Cu) is synthesised and structurally characterised by powder XRD and Rietveld refinement. Valence states of the surface B site ions are identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Bifunctional oxygen electrochemistry is studied with RDE and RRDE techniques and correlated to the structural and electronic parameters like oxygen non-stoichiometry and B site catalytic activity. Since the widely accepted electronic descriptors like eg filling may not be sufficient for explaining bifunctional activity, B site electron donating capability as well as extent of oxygen vacancies enhancing O2 adsorption is also considered. Such structural parameters are also found to influence both ORR and OER and based on this, Ni doping is proposed as advantageous for the bifunctional activity.
  • Shibin Thundiyil, C P Vinod, Sreekumar Kurungot And R. Nandini Devi*, Role of B site ion in bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis: A structure property correlation study on doped Ca2Fe2O5 brownmillerites, PhysChemChemPhys., , (2020), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Rahul A. Jagtap, Pragnya Samal, C. P. Vinod, Sailaja Krishnamurty And Benudhar Punji*, Iron-Catalyzed C(sp2)-H Alkylation of Indolines and Benzo[h]quinoline with Unactivated Alkyl Chlorides through Chelation-Assistance, ACS Catalysis., , (2020), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Reeya Garg, Sanjit Mondal, LIPIPUSPA SAHOO, C P Vinod And Ujjal K. Gautam*, Nanocrystalline Ag3PO4 for sunlight and ambient air driven oxidation of amines: high photocatalytic efficiency and a facile catalyst regeneration strategy, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces., (just accepted), (2020),
  • Shibin Thundiyil, Sreekumar Kurungot And R. Nandini Devi, Synergistic effect of B site co-doping with Co and Ce in bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis by oxygen deficient brownmillerite Ba2In2O5, Catal Today., In press, (2020), DOI:10.1016/j.cattod.2020.05.046.
    Specificity in oxygen reduction and evolution reactions is pivotal in bifunctional catalysts in advanced energy devices which are expected to be active in a wide potential window and stable in both electrochemically reducing and oxidising atmospheres. State of the art noble metal catalysts for these reactions are fraught with issues whereas, metal oxides are expected to be stable in large potential window and can be tuned to have better bifunctional activity. Catalytically active metals, redox centers, oxygen vacancies etc. are some of the features of structured oxides which can be exploited in oxygen electrocatalysis. Brownmillerite family of compounds with general formula, A2B2O5 has high concentrations of ordered oxygen vacancy in a layer and can be promising bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts, by appropriate B site doping. Ba2In2O5 is a well studied system for its oxide ion conductivity and proximity of active B sites to O vacancies provide good O adsorption sites which are catalytically active. Here, Cobalt and Cerium are co-doped in Ba2In2O5, anticipating a synergistic effect of Ce(III)/Ce(IV) redox center in ORR and Co activity in OER along with O vacancies providing adsorption sites. We have studied the structural changes associated with the doping by Rietveld refinement of the XRD patterns and correlated the structure to bifunctional oxygen electrocatalytic activity which is found to enhance on increasing the Co and Ce content.
  • Sreekumar Kurungot, Rajith Illathvalappil, Fayis Kanheerampockil, Priyanka S Walko, Suresh K Bhat And R. Nandini Devi, Hierarchical Nanoflower Arrays of Co9S8?Ni3S2 on Nickel Foam: Highly Efficient Binder?free Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting Application, Chemistry Europe., In press, (2020), DOI:10.1002/chem.202000839.
  • Beesam Raghavendra, K Bakthavachalam, Tamal Das, Thierry Roisnel, Sakya S Sen*, Kumar Vanka* And Sundargopal Ghosh*, Transmetallation vs adduct: Diverse reactivity of N, O-ketiminato germylene with [Cp* MCl2] 2 (M= Rh or Ir; Cp*= eta5-C5Me5) and MCl5 (M= Nb and Ta), J. Organometal. Chem., 911, 121142(1) - 121142(8) (2020).
  • V. S. Veena, Illath Kavya, Lazar Anish, C. P. Vinod, T. G. Ajithkumar And Sundaresan Jayanthi*, Dynamics in Amine-functionalized Mesoporous Hybrid Materials Probed through Deuterium MAS NMR and Molecular Dynamic Simulations, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C., , (2020), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Kottaichamy Alagar, Begum Shabbah, Devendrachari Mruthyunjayachari, Manzoor Bhat Zahid, Thimmappa Ravikumar, Makri Nimbegondi Kotresh Harish*, C. P. Vinod* And Thotiyl Musthafa*, Geometrical Isomerism Directed Electrochemical Sensing, Analytical Chemistry., , (2020), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Shreya Sarkar, Lakshay Dheer, C. P. Vinod, Ranjit Thapa, Umesh V. Waghmare And Sebastian C. Peter*, Stress-Induced Electronic Structure Modulation of Manganese-Incorporated Ni2P Leading to Enhanced Activity for Water Splitting, ACS Appl. Energy Materials., , (2020), DOI:10.1021/acsaem.9b02097.
  • Dheerendra Singh And Paresh L. Dhepe, Understanding the influence of alumina supported ruthenium catalysts synthesis and reaction parameters on the hydrodeoxygenation of lignin derived monomers, Journal Molecular Catalysis., Volume 480,110525, (2020), DOI:
  • P. Sudarsanam*, E. Peeters, E.V. Makshina, V.I. Parvulescu And B.F. Sels*, Advances in porous and nanoscale catalysts for viable biomass conversion, Chem. Soc. Rev., 48, 2366 - 2421 (2019), DOI:10.1039/C8CS00452H [IF - 40.443].
  • Pragnya paramita Samal, Krati Joshi, Selvaraj Kaliaperumal And Sailaja Krishnamurty, Probing the catalytic activity of pristine and doped Pd and Ni metal clusters towards H2O molecule, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry., , (2019),
  • Suman Jhajharia And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj, Exploring battery type ZnO/ZnFe2O4 spheres-3D graphene electrode for supercapacitor: Advantage of yolk-shell over solid structure, ChemElectroChem., , (2019),
  • Prasad, Rajendra; Yadav, Amit; Gorain , Mahadeo; Chauhan, Deepak; Kundu, Gopal; Srivastava, Rohit; Selvaraj And Kaliaperumal*, Graphene Oxide Supported Liposomes as Red Emissive Theranostics for Phototriggered Tissue Visualization and Tumor Regression, ACS Appl. Bio. Mater., , (2019),
  • Pavan Dongapure, Sayan Bagchi, S. Mayadevi And R. Nandini Devi, Variations in activity of Ru/TiO2 and Ru/Al2O3 catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation: An investigation by in-situ infrared spectroscopy studies, Molecular Catalysis., 482, 110700 (2019), DOI:10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110700.
    CO2 hydrogenation to methane, an important reaction strategically and also for value adding to CO2, is investigated on two different catalysts, Ru supported on alumina as well as titania to understand better low temperature activity of Ru/TiO2 catalyst. In-situ infrared studies are carried out in three different steps, viz., (i) CO2 adsorption on fully reduced catalyst (ii) reaction of these adsorbed species with gaseous H2 and (iii) under co-feed of CO2 and H2, at different temperatures. On Ru/Al2O3 catalyst, CO2 reacts with hydroxyls on the support surface to form carbonate and adsorbs reductively on metal as CO. Further reduction to formate and methyl species occurs on reaction with H. Small concentration of the reactive intermediate formyl forms only at high temperatures. Whereas, bare TiO2 itself seems capable of reductive adsorption of CO2 as formate indicating enhanced reducibility of titania based catalyst. Formyl groups are observed at low temperatures in Ru/TiO2 in step (ii), which further forms methyl and gaseous methane at much lower temperatures when compared to alumina catalyst. Highly reactive CO species loosely bound to metal-support interface observed at high temperatures, which is not present on Ru/Al2O3 catalyst also makes this catalyst superior. In comparison, linearly bound CO seen in alumina catalyst is not as reactive.
  • Gargi Kundu, Sriman De, Srinu Tothadi, Abhishek Das, Debasis Koley* And Sakya S. Sen*, Saturated N-Heterocyclic Carbene based Thiele's Hydrocarbon with a Tetrafluorophenylene Linker, Chem. Eur. J., 25, 16533 - 16537 (2019).
    The first two authors have contributed equally for the work.
  • Alagar Raja Kottaichamy, Shabbah Begum, Neethu Christudas Dargily, Mohammed Azeezulla Nazrulla, Mruthyunjayachari Chattanahalli Devendrachari, Zahid Manzoor Bhat, Harish Makri Nimbegondi Kotresh*, C. P. Vinod* And Musthafa Ottakam Thotiyl*, "Unprecedented Isomerism-Activity Relation in Molecular Electrocatalysis", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., , (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02689.
  • Popat Jori And Vrushali Jadhav*, Transition Metal Free Glucose Derived Carbonaceous Catalyst Catalyzes Direct C-H Arylation of Unactivated Arenes with Aryl Halides, Chemistry Select., 4, 4848 - 4853 (2019).
  • Kayaramkodath Chandran Ranjeesh, Leena George, Vivek Chandrakant Wakchaure, Goudappagouda And R. Nandini Devi and Sukumaran Santhosh Babu, A squaraine-linked metalloporphyrin two-dimensional polymer photocatalyst for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions, Chem. Commun., 55, 1627 - 1630 (2019), DOI:10.1039/C8CC09132C.
  • Subrahmanyam Sappati, Leena George, Vincent Paul Swamy And R. Nandini Devi Prasenjit Ghosh, Descriptors to Predict Dye?Sensitized Semiconductor Based Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Chem Cat Chem., Just Published, (2019), DOI:10.1002/cctc.201901924.
  • Chaudhary, Richa; Dhepe And Paresh L, Depolymerization of Lignin Using a Solid Base Catalyst, ENERGY & FUELS., Volume: 33 Issue: 5, 4369 - 4377 (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00621.
  • Sandip K. Singh and Paresh L. Dhepe, Formic-Acid-Induced using Recyclable-Ionic Liquids as Catalysts for Lignin Conversion into Aromatic Co-Products, Waste and Biomass Valorization., , (2019).
  • Sandip K. Singh And Paresh L. Dhepe, Lignin Conversion Using Catalytic Ionic Liquids: Understanding the Role of Cations, Anions, and Hammett Acidity Functions, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research., , (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.iecr.9b03375.
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, Sandeep Yadav, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Lithium compounds as single site catalysts for hydroboration of alkenes and alkynes, Chem. Commun., 55, 11711 - 11714 (2019).
  • Govind Porwal, Shelaka Gupta, Seshadri Sreedhala, Joes Elizabeth, Tuhin Khan, M. Ali Haider* And C. P. Vinod*, Mechanistic Insights into the Pathways of Phenol Hydrogenation on Pd Nanostructures, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering., , (2019), DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b03392.
  • Debanjan Chakraborty, Pragalbh Shekhar, Himan Dev Singh, Rinku Kushwaha, C P Vinod And Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan, Ag nanoparticles supported on a resorcinol?phenylenediamine based COF for chemical fixation of CO2, Chemistry–An Asian Journal., , (2019), DOI:10.1002/asia.201901157.
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka, Rajesh G. Gonnade And Sakya S. Sen*, Synthesis and Reactivity of a Hypersilylsilylene, Inorg. Chem., 58, 10536 - 10542 (2019).
    This article is part of the Celebrating the Year of the Periodic Table: Emerging Investigators in Inorganic Chemistry special issue.
  • Kshirodra Kumar Patra, Manoj Kumar Ghosalya, Himanshu Bajpai, Sreeya Raj And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Oxidative Disproportionation of MoS2/GO to MoS2/MoO3-x/RGO: Integrated and Plasmonic 2D-Multifunctional Nanocomposite for Solar Hydrogen Generation From NIR and Visible Regions, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., , (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05983.
  • Dilip K. Pandey, Shidheshwar B. Ankade, Abad Ali, C. P. Vinod And Benudhar Punji*, Nickel-catalyzed C-H alkylation of indoles with unactivated alkyl chlorides: Evidence of Ni(I)/Ni(III) pathway, Chemical Science., , (2019), DOI:(just accepted).
  • A B Vysakh, K J Shebin, Ruchi Jain, P Sumanta, Chinnakonda S Gopinath And C P Vinod*, Surfactant free Synthesis of Au@Ni Core-shell Nanochains in Aqueous Medium as Efficient Transfer Hydrogenation Catalyst, Applied Catalysis A- General., 575, 93 - 100 (2019).
  • Boopathy Gnanaprakasam*, Akanksha M Pandey, Sandip G Agalave And C. P. Vinod, MnO2@Fe3O4 MNP: An Efficient and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst for Benzylic sp3 C?H Oxidation, Chemistry An Asian Journal., , (2019), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Srikanth Dama, Nitin B. Mhamane, Manoj K. Ghosalya, Thirumalaiswamy Raja, Chilukuri V. Satyanarayanaa And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Molybdenum carbide catalyst for the reduction of CO2 to CO: surface science aspects by NAPPES and catalysis studies, Dalton Transactions., , (2019), DOI:10.1039/c9dt01774g.
  • Ruchi Jain And Chinnakonda S Gopinath, Morphology-dependent, green, and selective catalytic styrene oxidation on Co3O4, Dalton Transactions., 48, 4574 - 4581 (2019).
  • Naresh Nalajala, Kshirodra Kumar Patra, Pradnya A Bharad And Chinnakonda S Gopinath, Why the thin film form of a photocatalyst is better than the particulate form for direct solar-to-hydrogen conversion: a poor man's approach, RSC Advances., 9, 6094 - 6100 (2019).
  • Sulakshana Shenoy, Eunyong Jang, Tae Joo Park, Chinnakonda S Gopinath And Kishore Sridharan, Cadmium sulfide nanostructures: Influence of morphology on the photocatalytic degradation of erioglaucine and hydrogen generation, Applied Surface Science., 483, 696 - 705 (2019).
  • Bindu Antil, Lakshya Kumar, KP Reddy, CS Gopinath And Sasanka Deka, Direct Thermal Polymerization Approach to N-Rich Holey Carbon Nitride Nanosheets and Their Promising Photocatalytic H2 Evolution and Charge-Storage Activities, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering., 7, 9428 - 9438 (2019).
  • Meenakshi Chauhan, Kiran Soni, PE Karthik, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Chinnakonda S Gopinath And Sasanka Deka, Promising visible-light-driven hydrogen production from the water on a highly efficient CuCo2S4 nanosheet photocatalyst, Journal of Materials Chemistry A., 7, 6985 - 6994 (2019).
  • Rahul Maity, Debanjan Chakraborty, Shyamapada Nandi, Ankit Kumar Yadav, Dinesh Mullangi, C.P. Vinod And Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan, Aqueous-Phase Differentiation and Speciation of Fe3+ and Fe2+ Using Water-Stable Photoluminescent Lanthanide-Based Metal-Organic Framework, ACS Applied Nano Materials., , (2019), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Debanjan Chakraborty, Shyamapada Nandi, Rajith Illathvalappil, Dinesh Mullangi, Rahul Maity, Santosh K. Singh, Sattwick Haldar, C. P. Vinod, Sreekumar Kurungot And Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan*, Carbon derived from soft pyrolysis of COF as a support for small-sized RuO2 showing exceptionally low-overpotential for OER, ACS Omega., , (2019), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Moumita Pait, Gargi Kundu, Srinu Thothadi, Suvendu Karak, Shailja Jain, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, C-F Bond Activation by a Saturated N-Heterocyclic Carbene: Mesoionic Compound Formation and Adduct Formation with B(C6F5)3, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 2804 - 2808 (2019).
    Equal contribution from the first two authors
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, K. Vipin Raj, Kumar Vanka*, Sakya S. Sen* And Herbert W. Roesky*, Silylene induced cooperative B–H bond activation and unprecedented aldehyde C–H bond splitting with amidinate ring expansion, Chem. Commun., 55, 3536 - 3539 (2019).
  • D. Chakraborty, S. Nandi, D. Mullangi, S. Haldar, C. P. Vinod And R. Vaidhyanathan, Cu/Cu2O Nanoparticles Supported on a Phenol-Pyridyl COF as Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Diynes via Glaser-Hay Coupling, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces., , (2019), DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b02860.
  • Preeti Jain, K. A. Anila And C. P. Vinod*, Au based Ni and Co Bimetallic Core Shell Nanocatalysts for room temperature selective Decomposition of Hydrous Hydrazine to hydrogen, Chemistry Select., 4 (9), 2734 - 2740 (2019).
  • Prangya Paramita Das, C. P. Vinod, Samik Nanda, Debasis Sen And Biswajit Chowdhury, Palladium Impregnated Amine Co-condensed Hexagonal Mesoporous Silica: A Novel Catalyst in Tailoring Suzuki and Heck Coupling Reactions in Base Free Condition, Chemistry Select., , (2019), DOI:10.1002/slct.201803485 (just accepted).
  • Chandrani. Nayak, , Preeti Jain, C. P. Vinod, S. N. Jha And D. Bhattacharyyaa , In-situ X ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Fischer Tropsch Reaction with Co catalysts, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation., 26, 137 - 144 (2019).
  • Gaurav Bajpai, Igamcha Moirangthem, Shuvam Sarkar, Sudipta RoyBarman, C.P.Vinod, Shubhra Bajpai, Sk.Riyajuddin, Kaushik Ghosh, Dharma R. Basaulah, Mahmud Khan, Shun-WeiLiui, Sajal Biring And SomadityaSen, Role of Li+ and Fe3+ in modified ZnO: Structural, vibrational, opto-electronic, mechanical and magnetic properties, Ceramics International., 45, Issue 6, 7232 - 7243 (2019).
  • R Bhosale, S Jain, CP Vinod, S Kumar And S Ogale, A direct Z-scheme g-C3N4/FeWO4 nanocomposite for Enhanced and Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction under Visible Light, ACS applied materials & interfaces., 11 (6), 6174 - 6183 (2019).
  • AB Vysakh, KJ Shebin, Ruchi Jain, P Sumanta, Chinnakonda S Gopinath And CP Vinod, Surfactant free Synthesis of Au@ Ni Core-shell Nanochains in Aqueous Medium as Efficient Transfer Hydrogenation Catalyst, Applied Catalysis A: General., 575, 93 - 100 (2019).
  • Kshirodra Kumar Patra, Pradnya Arunrao Bharad, Vanshika Jain And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Direct Solar-to-Hydrogen Generation by Quasi Artificial Leaf Approach: Possibly Scalable and Economical Device, Journal of Material Chemistry A., DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11307F, (2019).
  • Shibin Thundiyil, Sreekumar Kurungot And and R. Nandini Devi, Bifunctional Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Activity in Brownmillerites Ca2Fe(1–x)CoxO5, ACS Omega., 4, 31 - 38 (2019), DOI:10.1021/acsomega.8b02468.
    State-of-the-art catalysts for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions (ORR and OER), which form the basis of advanced fuel cell applications, are based on noble metals such as Pt and Ir. However, high cost and scarcity of noble metals have led to an increased demand of earth-abundant metal oxide catalysts, especially for bifunctional activity in ORR and OER. The fact that Pt and Ir or C, the cost-effective alternatives suggested, do not display satisfactory bifunctional activity has also helped in turning the interest to metal oxides which are stable under both ORR and OER conditions. Brownmillerite A2B2O5 type oxides are promising as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts because of intrinsic structural features, viz., oxygen vacancy and catalytic activity of the B-site transition metal. In this study, Co-doped Ca2Fe2O5 compounds are synthesized by the solid state method and structurally analyzed by Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray diffraction data. The compound Ca2Fe2O5, crystallizing in the Pcmn space group has alternative FeO4 tetrahedral and FeO6 octahedral layers. Its Co-doped analogue, Ca2Fe1.75Co0.25O5, also crystallizes in the same space group with both tetrahedral and octahedral Fe positions substituted with Co. However, Ca2FeCoO5 in the Pbcm space group shows interlayer ordering with Co-rich octahedra connected to Fe-rich tetrahedra and vice versa. Oxygen bifunctional activities of these catalysts are monitored by rotating disc electrode and rotating ring disc electrode techniques in alkaline media. A close analysis of the ORR and OER was conducted through comparison of various parameters such as onset potential, current density, halfwave potential, and other kinetic parameters, which suggests that the presence of Co in the B site aids in achieving better bifunctional activity and bulk conductivity. In addition, Co(II)/Co(III) redox systems and their comparative concentrations also play a decisive role in enhancing the activity.
  • P. Sudarsanam*, B. Hillary, M.H. Amin, N. Rockstroh, U. Bentrup, A. Brueckner And S.K. Bhargava*, Heterostructured copper-ceria and iron-ceria nanorods: Role of morphology, redox, and acid properties in catalytic diesel soot combustion, Langmuir., 34, 2663 - 2673 (2018), [IF - 3.557].
  • P. Sudarsanam*, R. Zhong, S.V. den Bosch, S.M. Coman, V.I. Parvulescu* And B.F. Sels*, Functionalised heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable biomass valorisation, Chem. Soc. Rev., 47, 8349 - 8402 (2018), DOI:DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00410B [IF - 40.443].
  • B. Ren, P. Sudarsanam, A.E. Kandjani, B. Hillary, M.H. Amin, S.K. Bhargava* And L.A. Jones*, Electrochemical detection of As (III) on a manganese oxide-ceria (Mn2O3/CeO2) nanocube modified Au electrode, Electroanalysis., 30, 928 - 936 (2018), [IF - 2.554].
  • B. Mallesham, P. Sudarsanam, B.V.S. Reddy, B.G. Rao And B.M. Reddy*, Nanostructured nickel/silica catalysts for continuous flow conversion of levulinic acid to valerolactone, ACS Omega., 3, 16839 - 16849 (2018), [IF - 2.584].
  • Deepak S. Chauhan, Rajendra Prasad, Janhavi Devrukhkar, Kaliaperumal Selvaraj And * Rohit Srivastava*, Disintegrable NIR Light Triggered Gold Nanorods Supported Liposomal Nanohybrids for Cancer Theranostics, Bioconjugate Chemistry., 19, 29, (5), 1510 - 1518 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00801.
  • Deepak Kumar, Thillai Govindaraja Senthamarai Kannan, Sailaja Krishnamurty, Kaliaperumal Selvaraj And Sourav Pal, Dissociative Chemisorption of Hydrogen Molecule on Defective Graphene Supported Aluminium Clusters: A Computational Study, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics., , (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CP05711G.
  • Rajendra Prasad, Sachin Agawane, Deepak Chauhan, Rohit Srivatsava And Kaliaperumal Selvaraj*, In Vivo Examination of Folic Acid-Conjugated Gold-Silica Nanohybrids as Contrast Agents for Localized Tumor Diagnosis and Biodistribution, Bioconjugate Chemistry., , (2018),
  • Leena George, Subrahmanyam Sappati, Prasenjit Ghosh And R. Nandini Devi, Sensitizing with short conjugated molecules: Multimodal anchoring on ZnO nanoparticles for enhanced electron transfer characteristics, stability and H2 evolution, Catal Today., 309, 89 - 97 (2018), DOI:1016/j.cattod.2017.09.052.
    Sensitizing semiconductors with organic dyes is usually employed to improve efficiency of semiconductors towards visible light absorption and charge transport. However, till date most of the dyes are either noble metal based with complex and expensive synthesis procedure or have a very narrow absorption band. Further the photostability of the dyes is another important issue. In this work we have studied, using a combination of photophysical and computational methods, ZnO nanoparticles sensitized with transition metal free, cheap and easy to synthesize azoquinoline dye that has been designed to have multiple chelating sites, viz., carboxylic group and hydroxyl imine group as a photocatalyst for water splitting activity. We find that the presence of multiple chelating sites facilitates dual mode of anchoring on ZnO nanoparticles, which leads to enhanced photostability and H2 generation of the composite. This is attributed to the incorporation of resonance features in the dye that increases electron transfer between ZnO and dye in contrast to the charge accumulation and photo degradation observed in non-conjugated and single site anchoring counterparts. Electron transfer from ZnO to dye under UV light and reverse in visible light could be identified experimentally. Such simple designing aspects can aid in identifying better catalysts for photocatalytic water splitting.
  • Ayasha Nadeema, Priyanka S. Walko, R. Nandini Devi And Sreekumar Kurungot, Alkaline Water Electrolysis by NiZn-Double Hydroxide-Derived Porous Nickel Selenide-Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Composite, ACS Applied Energy Materials., 1, 5500 - 5510 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acsaem.8b01081.
  • Manisha G. Dohade And Paresh L. Dhepe, One pot conversion of furfural to 2-methylfuran in the presence of PtCo bimetallic catalyst, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy., Volume 20, Issue 4, 703 - 713 (2018), DOI:10.1007/s10098-017-1408-z.
    Biomass-derived furfural (FAL) is the platform chemical for synthesis of various value-added chemicals and fuels. One of the FAL-derived chemicals, i.e., 2-methylfuran (2-MF), is the potential biofuel due to its attractive chemical and physical properties. Various methods are reported for conversion of FAL to 2-MF which are operated at high temperature and high H2 pressure. In present work, one pot catalytic method was developed in batch mode process for conversion of FAL to 2-MF. Reactions are carried out in the presence of PtCo/C bimetallic catalyst under 0.5–1 MPa H2 pressure. Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts with different Pt and Co loading were prepared by wet impregnation method, and catalysts were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, BET surface area, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy techniques. 59% 2-MF yield was achieved at 180 °C and lower (0.5 MPa) H2 pressure.
  • Nilesh P. Tangale, P. S. Niphadkar And P. N. Joshi and Paresh L. Dhepe , Hierarchical K/LTL zeolite as a solid base for aqueous phase hydrogenation of xylose to xylitol, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials., Volume 278, 70 - 80 (2018).
    Post-synthesis modification by alkali treatment was employed for the synthesis of hierarchical K/LTL zeolites with varying degree of mesoporosity. For the alkali treatment, the concentration of aqueous KOH solution was changed from 0.3 to 2.8 M keeping the quantity per gram of zeolite fixed. The influence of the alkali concentration on the chemical composition, powder XRD crystallinity, morphology, basicity, and the textural properties of resultant hierarchical zeolites was investigated. Variation in the concentration of KOH solution was found to control the degree of preferential desilication with the preserved structural fingerprint of K/LTL zeolite. As a result, the generation of mesoporosity was observed along with 1) the decrease in the Si/Al ratio and percentage relative crystallinity, and 2) an increase in BET surface area and mesopore volume. 27Al MAS-NMR results showed that all the aluminum atoms present in the tetrahedral coordination after alkali treatment, which provides an elegant approach for significantly increasing the basic sites in the hierarchical zeolites. As a heterogeneous catalyst, the hierarchical K/LTL zeolites demonstrated the improved performance in the hydrogenation of xylose to xylitol as compared to the parent K/LTL zeolite. The different process parameters were assessed in order to maximize the hydrogenation activity. Among all the hierarchical zeolites, the enhanced catalytic activity was shown by the hierarchical K/LTL prepared by using 1.5 M KOH solution when it is used along with the 3.5 wt% platinum loaded ?-Al2O3 catalyst. This optimum activity may be attributed to the higher surface area, accessible basic sites, nano-sized Pt on ?-Al2O3, and the development of substantial intracrystalline mesoporosity for the enhanced molecular diffusion of reactant to and from the hierarchical zeolite with better-preserved crystallinity.
  • Sandip Kumar Singh And Paresh L. Dhepe, Experimental evidences for the existence of varying moieties and functional groups in assorted crop waste derived organosolv lignins, Industrial Crops and Products (2018)., Volume 119, 1, 144 - 151 (2018).
    Isolation of organosolv lignins (ORGLs, water:ethanol, 180oC, 1h, 93±5% mass balance) from various lignocellulosic materials like rice husk (RH), wheat straw (WS), bagasse (BG) & wood chips (WC) was done and experimental evidences are provided to perceive the differences in the structures of isolated lignins. To achieve this on bulk level, lignins were characterized by XRD, GPC, TGA & elemental analysis and on molecular level using UV-Vis, ATR, 1D/2D HSQC NMR techniques. Besides isolated lignins, crop wastes and pulps were also characterized to divulge details on their properties. It was revealed that lignins have varying concentrations of sinapyl (S), coniferyl (G) and p-coumaryl alcohols (H) and tricin (T) moieties. While, Tricin (T) type lignin moieties are observed only in RH and WS derived lignins, RH derived lignin has higher concentration of side chains than other isolated lignins. Additionally, it is discovered that most lignins have G as main moiety.
  • Manisha Dohade And Paresh L. Dhepe, The efficient method for the cyclopentanone synthesis from furfural: Understanding the role of solvents, solubilities and bimetallic catalytic system, Catalysis Science & Technology., 8, 5259 - 5269 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CY01468J.
    The platform chemical, furfural (FAL), is obtained from C5 stream of biomass, and effective conversion into various chemicals including cyclopentanone (CPO) would find many industrial applications. It is desirable to convert FAL to CPO under low H2 pressure with high selectivity. In the current work, bimetallic catalysts with Pt as the base metal supported on carbon are evaluated in the synthesis of CPO using a biphasic solvent system. By tuning the solvent ratio, with toluene/water (3 : 4 v/v), 75% yield of CPO is achieved under 1 MPa H2 at 180 °C. The difference in solubility of the substrate, intermediates and products, along with the optimum ratio of Pt and Co metals plays a crucial role in achieving better yields.
  • Manisha Dohade And Paresh L. Dhepe, Efficient conversion of Sugars to Sugar alcohols in presence of Ru/C catalyst under mild reaction condition, Catalysis in Green Chemistry and Engineering., 1 (3), 247 - 261 (2018), DOI:10.1615/CatalGreenChemEng.2018028533.
    Sugar alcohols (xylitol and sorbitol) produced from biomass derived xylose and glucose finds wide industrial application in food and pharmaceutical Industries. Hence it is worth to produce these sugar alcohols under mild reaction conditions at low temperature and low H2 pressure with concentrated feed (sugar) solution. In this work, Ru metal supported on carbon was used as a catalyst to convert xylose and glucose to yield xylitol and sorbitol respectively. 98% yield of xylitol and sorbitol was achieved under 0.5 MPa H2, at 100 °C. Under low H2 pressure (0.2 MPa) at 100 °C, 94% yield of xylitol and 91% yield of sorbitol was obtained. 98% yield of sugar alcohols (xylitol and sorbitol) was achieved with 40 wt% sugar solution under 1 MPa H2.
  • Nilesh P. Tangale, Prashant S. Niphadkar And Prafulla N Joshi and Paresh Laxmikant Dhepe, KLTL-MCM-41 micro-mesoporous composite as solid base for the hydrogenation of sugars, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018., 8, 6429 - 6440 (2018), DOI:DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01716F.
    An approach to the synthesis of KLTL-MCM-41 micro-mesoporous composites varying molar SiO2/Al2O3 ratio (20-8) was originated by following the green technology. The synthesis was based on recycling of waste mother liquor containing preformed KLTL zeolite crystals and unutilized reagents. The micro-mesoporous composites consist of preformed KLTL zeolite crystals through hydrothermal treatment in the first step. In the second step, the siliceous mother liquor was transformed into the mesoporous MCM-41. The physico-chemical properties of the KLTL-MCM-41 micro-mesoporous composites were determined by PXRD, ICP-OES, FTIR, CO2-TPD, 27Al MAS-NMR, TEM-EDX, HRTEM, and N2 adsorption-desorption measurements. The mesopores properties of KLTL-MCM-41 composites were depended on the molar SiO2/Al2O3 ratio. The characterization results accounted the following conclusions with decreasing SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio: 1) lowering the orderliness of mesophase, 2) decreasing the wall thickness of mesopores, and 3) decreasing BET surface area and pore volume. 27Al MAS-NMR showed that only tetrahedrally coordinated aluminium encountered for zeolite KLTL. Moreover, the total amount and the strength of the basic sites of KLTL-MCM-41 micro-mesoporous composites owing to exchangeable potassium content (Al/K ratio-1) decreased in the order: 8 MMC > 10 MMC > 15 MMC > 20 MMC. The catalytic activity of the synthesized micro-mesoporous samples was tested as a solid base for the hydrogenation of xylose to sugar alcohols.
  • Yogita Soni, Kavya Illath, T. G. Ajithkumar And C. P. Vinod*, One Pot Ligand Exchange Method for a Highly Stable Au- SBA- 15 Catalyst and its room temperature CO Oxidation, Chemical Communications., 54 (91), 12412 - 12415 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CC06887A.
  • Rahul A Jagtap, C. P. Vinod And B. Punji*, "Nickel-Catalyzed Straightforward and Regioselective C-H Alkenylation of Indoles with Alkenyl Bromides: Scope and Mechanistic Aspect", ACS Catalysis., 9 (1), 431 - 441 (2018), DOI:(just accepted).
  • N Khatun, S Tiwari, CP Vinod, CM Tseng, S Wei Liu, S Biring And S Sen, Role of oxygen vacancies and interstitials on structural phase transition, grain growth, and optical properties of Ga doped TiO2, Journal of Applied Physics., 123 (24), 245702 (2018).
  • Pradnya A. Bharad, Arun V. Nikam, Femi Thomas And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, CuOx?TiO2 Composites: Electronically Integrated Nanocomposites for Solar Hydrogen Generation, Chemistry select., 43, 12022 - 12030 (2018).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Ruchi Dixit, Milan Kumar Bisai, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, Alkaline Earth Metal Compounds of Methylpyridinato beta-diketiminate Ligands and their Catalytic Application in Hydroboration of Aldehydes and Ketones, Organometallics., 37, 4576 - 4584 (2018).
    The first two authors contributed equally for this paper
  • Ruchi Jain And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, New Strategy toward a Dual Functional Nanocatalyst at Ambient Conditions: Influence of the Pd–Co Interface in the Catalytic Activity of Pd@Co Core–Shell Nanoparticles, ACS Applied materials & Interfaces., Just Accepted, (2018), DOI:10.1021/acsami.8b12940.
  • Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Nitin B Mhamane, Manoj Kumar Ghosalya And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath*, Mapping Valence Band and Interface Electronic Structure Changes during Oxidation of Mo to MoO3 via MoO2 and MoO3 Reduction to MoO2 : A NAPPES Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 122, 23034 - 23044 (2018).
  • K. Bakthavachalam, Sayan Dutta, Arivazhagan C., Beesam Raghavendra, Anagha Haridas, Sakya S. Sen*, Debasis Koley* And Sundargopal Ghosh*, Cyclometallation of a germylene ligand by concerted metalation–deprotonation of a methyl group, Dalton Transactions., 47, 15835 - 15844 (2018).
  • Babasaheb M. Matsagar And Paresh L. Dhepe, Glucose isomerization catalyzed by bone char and the selective production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in aqueous media, Sustainable Energy Fuels., 2, 2148 - 2153 (2018), DOI:10.1039/c8se00339d.
    The selective production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is important, and it is difficult with glucose substrates in a water solvent. Here we demonstrate a selective method for glucose-to-HMF conversion using the combined catalysis of bone char and 1-methyl-3-(3-sulfopropyl)-imidazolium hydrogen sulfate acidic ionic liquid catalysts with a high HMF selectivity (54%) in water.
  • Sandip K.Singh And Paresh L. Dhepe, Novel Synthesis of Immobilized Brønsted- Acidic Ionic Liquid: Application in Lignin Depolymerization, Chemistryselect-Sustainable Chemistry., 3, 5461 - 5470 (2018), DOI:DOI: 10.1002/slct.201703050.
    Designing of efficient catalyst for the valorization of lignin is a topic of long neglect due to intrinsic properties of lignin. We show designing of an efficient, stable and recyclable Immobilized?Brønsted acidic ionic liquid (I?BAIL), which was further used as a solid acid catalyst for the depolymerization of lignin. The synthesized I?BAIL catalyst with sulfonic acid (–SO3H) groups was found to be stable until 250 °C and has 42.2 wt.% loading of BAIL anchored on silica framework. The detailed characterization (elemental, Thermogravimetric analysis, Fourier transformation?Infrared, Nuclear magnetic resonance) of catalyst disclosed formation of strong covalent bond between Si and carbon of BAIL, which in turn is responsible for achieving a stable catalyst. The catalyst could successfully depolymerize range of lignin substrates with high molecular weight (60000 Dalton) at 200 °C in 1 h to achieve 90% yield of tetrahydrofuran soluble products with good mass balance. The formation of products and correlation of products with lignin was achieved with the help of Nuclear magnetic resonance, gel permeation chromatography, gas chromatography, gas chromatography?mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography etc.
  • V. G. Landge, A. Mondal, V. Kumar, A. Nandakumar And E. Balaraman*, Manganese catalyzed N-alkylation of amines with alcohols: Ligand enabled selectivity, Org. Biomol. Chem., 16, 8175 - 8180 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8OB01886C.
  • V. G. Landge, A. Parveen, A. Nandakumar And E. Balaraman*, Pd(II)-catalyzed gamma-C(sp3)-H alkynylation of amides: A selective functionalization of R chain of amides R1C(O)NHR, Chem. Commun., 54, 7483 - 7486 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CC03445A.
  • A. Mondal, M. Subaramanian, A. Nandakumar And E. Balaraman*, Manganese-catalyzed direct conversion of ester to amide with liberation of H2, Org. Lett., 20, 3381 - 3384 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01305.
  • S. P. Midya, J. Pitchaimani, V. G. Landge, V. Madhu* And E. Balaraman*, Direct access to N-alkylated amines and imines via acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling catalyzed by cobalt(II)-NNN pincer complex, Catal. Sci. Technol., 8, 3469 - 3473 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C8CY00859K.
  • Manoj K. Sahoo, K. Saravanakumar, G. Jaiswal And E. Balaraman*, Photocatalysis enabling acceptorless dehydrogenation of diaryl hydrazines at room temperature, ACS Catal., 8, 7727 - 7733 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acscatal.8b01579.
  • Siba P. Midya, J. Rana, J. Pitchaimani, A. Nandakumar, V. Madhu* And E. Balaraman*, Ni-catalyzed alpha-alkylation of unactivated amides and esters with alcohols via hydrogen auto-transfer strategy, ChemSusChem., , (2018), DOI:10.1002/cssc.201801443.
  • J. Rana, R. Babu, M. Subaramanian And E. Balaraman*, Ni-catalyzed dehydrogenative coupling of primary and secondary alcohols with methyl-N-heteroaromatics, Org. Chem. Front., 5, 3250 - 3255 (2018), DOI:10.1039/c8qo00764k.
  • P. Karthik, E. Balaraman* And B. Neppolian*, Efficient solar light-driven H2 production: post-synthetic encapsulation of a Cu2O co-catalyst in a metal–organic framework (MOF) for boosting the effective charge carrier separation, Catal. Sci. Technol., 8, 3286 - 3294 (2018), DOI:10.1039/c8cy00604k.
    Collaborative work
  • P. Karthik, R. Vinoth, P. Zhang, W. Choi, E. Balaraman* And B. Neppolian*, pi–pi Interaction between metal–organic framework and reduced graphene oxide for visible-light photocatalytic H2 production, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 1, 1913 - 1923 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acsaem.7b00245.
    Collaborative work
  • V. S. Veena, Illath Kavya, Lazar Anish, C. P. Vinod, T. G. Ajithkumar And Sundaresan Jayanthi, Distribution of Water in Pores of Periodic Mesoporous OrganoSilicates – a Proton Solid State MAS NMR Study, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)., , (2018), DOI:(just accepted).
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Gargi Kundu And Sakya S. Sen*, Facile activation of Si-H bond by an electrophilic carbene, J. Indian. Chem. Soc., 95, 789 - 793 (2018).
    Invited contribution for a special issue on the occasion of 157th birth anniversary of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray
  • Manoj kumar Ghosalya, Ruchi Jain, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy And Chinnakonda S Gopinath*, Silicon Oxidation by NAPPES: From Dangling bonds to Oxygen Islands to 2D SiOx Layer to the Onset of Bulk SiO2 Formation, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 122, 4331 - 4338 (2018).
  • Sanghamitra Acharya, Chinnakonda S Gopinath, Prashant Alegaonkar And Suwarna Datar, Enhanced microwave absorption property of Reduced Graphene Oxide (RGO)–Strontium Hexaferrite (SF)/Poly (Vinylidene) Fluoride (PVDF), Diamond and Related Materials., 18, 28 - 34 (2018).
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Easily accessible lithium compounds catalyzed mild and facile hydroboration and cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones, Chem. Commun., 54, 6843 - 6846 (2018).
    This work is part of the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
  • Sanjukta Pahar, Suvendu Karak, Moumita Pait, K. Vipin Raj, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Access to Silicon(II)- and Germanium(II)-Indium Compounds, Organometallics., 37, 1206 - 1213 (2018).
  • Dinesh Mullangi, Debanjan Chakraborty, Anu Pradeep, Vijay Koshti, C. P. Vinod, Soumendranath Panja, Sunil Nair And Ramanathan Vaidhyanathan*, Highly Stable COF?Supported Co/Co(OH)2 Nanoparticles Heterogeneous Catalyst for Reduction of Nitrile/Nitro Compounds under Mild Conditions, Small., , (2018), DOI:10.1002/smll.201801233.
  • Pandian Manjunathan, Vijaykumar S Marakatti, Prakash Chandra, Atul B Kulal, Shubhangi B Umbarkar, Raman Ravishankar And Ganapati V Shanbhag, Mesoporous tin oxide: An efficient catalyst with versatile applications in acid and oxidation catalysis, Catalysis Today., 309, 61 - 76 (2018), DOI:org/10.1016/j.cattod.2017.10.009.
  • Sakya S. Sen* And Herbert W. Roesky*, Silicon-fluorine chemistry: From preparation of SiF2 to C-F bond activation by silylenes and its heavier congeners, Chem. Commun., 54, 5046 - 5057 (2018).
    Invited Feature Article
  • A.C. SunilSekhar, A.Zaki, S.Troncea, S.Casale, C.P.Vinod, J.P.Dacquin* And P.Granger, Enhanced selectivity of 3-D ordered macroporous Pt/Al2O3 catalysts in nitrites removal from water, Applied Catalysis A: General., , (2018), DOI:10.1016/j.apcata.2018.07.014.
  • Rahul Aher, Ajinkya Bhorde, Priyanka Sharma, Shruthi Nair, Haribhau Borate, Subhash Pandharkar, Sachin Rondiya, Minakshi Chaudhary, Chinnakonda Gopinath, Sachin Suryawanshi, Mahendra More And Sandesh Jadkar, Hydrothermal synthesis of rGO–PbBi2Se4 composite and investigation of its structural, chemical and field emission properties, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics., 29, 40494 - 40503 (2018).
  • A C Sunil Sekhar, Anumol Erumpukuthickal Ashokkumar, C T Cygnet, S Vidhya Lakshmi, Francis Leonard Deepak And C P Vinod*, Mesoporous shell@macroporous core aluminosilicates as sustainable nanocatalysts for direct N-alkylation of Amines, ChemNanoMat., (accepted as VIP article), (2018), DOI:10.1002/cnma.201800081.
    Appeared as highlight in Chemistry Views
  • Ravindra P Gote, Dipa Mandal, Ketan Patel, Krishnaroop Chaudhuri, CP Vinod, Ashish K Lele And Samir H Chikkali*, Judicious Reduction of Supported Ti Catalyst Enables Access to Disentangled Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Macromolecules., , (2018), DOI:(just accepted).
  • Laguduva K. Preethi, Tom Mathews. Lukasz Walczak And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Marginally Hydrogenated Triphasic Titania Nanotubes for Effective Visible-Light Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation, Energy Technology., 6, 280 - 288 (2018).
  • Anand S. Burange, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Rakesh Shukla And Avesh K. Tyagi, Role of palladium crystallite size on CO oxidation over CeZrO4-? supported Pd catalysts, Molecular Catalysis., 455, 1 - 5 (2018).
  • S. P. Midya, V. G. Landge, M. K. Sahoo, J. Rana And E. Balaraman*, Cobalt-catalyzed acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of aminoalcohols with alcohols: direct access to pyrrole, pyridine and pyrazine derivatives, Chem. Commun., 54, 90 - 93 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C7CC07427A.
  • V. G. Landge, J. Pitchaimani, S. P. Midya, M. Subaramanian, V. Madhu* And E. Balaraman*, Phosphine-free cobalt pincer complex catalyzed Z-selective semihydrogenation of unbiased alkynes, Catal. Sci. Technol., 8, 428 - 433 (2018), DOI:10.1039/C7CY01994G.
  • K. J. Betsy, Chandrani Nayak, Anish Lazar, Athira Krishnan, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha And C. P. Vinod*, Selective oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanone using chromium oxide supported mesoporous MCM-41 nanospheres: Probing the nature of catalytically active chromium sites, ChemCatChem (accepted)., , (2018).
  • Swechchha Pandey, K Vipin Raj, Dinesh R Shinde, Kumar Vanka, Varchaswal Kashyap, Sreekumar Kurungot, C P Vinod And Samir H Chikkali*, Iron Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Alkenes under Mild Conditions: Evidence of an Fe (II) Catalyzed Process, Journal of the American Chemical Society., , (2018), DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b01286.
  • K. J. Betsy, Anish Lazar And C. P. Vinod*, Highly selective aqueous phase hydrogenation of phenols over nanostructured RuO 2 on MCM-41 catalysts, Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects., 13, 36 - 43 (2018), DOI:(Invited article, just accepted).
  • Anish Lazar, K J Betsy, C. P. Vinod And A. P. Singh, Ru(II)-functionalized SBA-15 as highly chemoselective, acid free and sustainable heterogeneous catalyst for acetalization of aldehydes and ketones, Catalysis Communications., 104, 62 - 66 (2018),
  • C P Vinod*, A B Vysakh And S Sreedhala, Model Nanoparticles in Catalysis, book chapter in "Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications" Springer (2017)., , 165 - 199 (2018),
  • Pramod Rathod And Vrushali Jadhav*, Efficient Method for Synthesis of FDCA from 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural and Fructose using Pd/CC catalyst under Aqueous Conditions, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., , (2018), DOI:10.1021/ acssuschemeng.7b03124.
  • Chamundi P. Jijil, Indrajit M. Patil, Bhalchandra Kakade And and R. Nandini Devi, Cobalt-Doped Ba2In2O5 Brownmillerites: An Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction in Alkaline Medium, ACS Omega., 3, 1710 - 1717 (2018), DOI:10.1021/acsomega.7b01655.
    A series of compounds with cobalt doping in the indium site of Ba2In2O5 brownmillerites exhibited excellent oxygen reduction activity under alkaline conditions. Doping (25%) retains the brownmillerite structure with disorder in the O3 site in the two-dimensional alternate layer along the ab plane. Further substitution of cobalt in the indium site leads to the loss of a brownmillerite structure, and the compound attains a perovskite structure. Cobalt-doped samples exhibited far better oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity when compared to the parent Ba2In2O5 brownmillerite. Among the series of compounds, BaIn0.25Co0.75O3?? with the highest Co doping and oxygen vacancies randomly distributed in the lattice exhibited the best ORR activity. BaIn0.25Co0.75O3?? showed a 40 mV positive shift in the onset potential with better limiting current density and a nearly four-electron-transfer reduction pathway when compared to the parent Ba2In2O5 brownmillerite.
  • Perumal Devaraji And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, "Pt - g-C3N4 - (Au/TiO2) : Electronically integrated nanocomposite for solar hydrogen generation", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy., 43, 601 - 613 (2018).
  • Subhasis Das, Gourab Bhattacharjee, Biswarup Satpati, Mukesh Kumar, Sasanka Deka, Manoj Kumar Ghosalya And Chinnakonda S. Gopinathd Tanushree Bala*, Deposition of Au nanoparticles inside porous CeO2 nanocubes using Langmuir–Blodgett technique, New Journal of chemistry., 42, 1379 - 1386 (2018).
  • Kshirodra Kumar Patra and Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Harnessing Visible Light and Limited Near IR Photons Through Plasmon Effect of Gold Nanorod with AgTiO2, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 122, 1206 - 1214 (2018).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Ruchi Dixit, Kumar Vanka And Sakya S. Sen*, Beyond Hydrofunctionalization: A Well-Defined Calcium Compound Catalyzed Mild and Efficient Carbonyl Cyanosilylation, Chem. Eur. J., 24, 1269 - 1273 (2018).
  • S. U. Nandanwar, K. Coldsnow, A. Porter, V. Utgikar, P. Sabharwall, D. E. Aston And D. N. McIlroy, Adsorption of radioactive iodine and krypton from off-gas stream using continuous flow adsorption column, Chemical Engineering Journal., 320, 222 - 231 (2017).
  • S.B. Abd Hamid, * Murtala M. Ambursa, P. Sudarsanam, L.H. Voon And S.K. Bhargava, Effect of Ti loading on structure-activity properties of Cu-Ni/Ti-MCM-41 catalysts in hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol, Catalysis Communications., 94, 18 - 22 (2017).
  • M.M. Ambursa, P. Sudarsanam, L.H. Voon, S.B.A. Hamid* And S.K. Bhargava, Bimetallic Cu-Ni catalysts supported on MCM-41 and Ti-MCM-41 porous materials for hydrodeoxygenation of lignin model compound into transportation fuels, Fuel Processing Technology., 162, 87 - 97 (2017).
  • B. Govindarao, P. Sudarsanam, P.R.G. Nallappareddy, M.Y. Reddy, T.V. Rao And B.M. Reddy*, Selective allylic oxidation of cyclohexene catalyzed by nanostructured Ce-Sm-Si materials, Catalysis Communications., 101, 57 - 61 (2017).
  • M.H. Amin, P. Sudarsanam, M.R. Field, J. Patel And S.K. Bhargava*, Effect of a swelling agent on the performance of Ni/porous silica catalyst for CH4-CO2 reforming, Langmuir., 33, 10632 - 10644 (2017).
  • B. Hillary, P. Sudarsanam, * M.H. Amin And S.K. Bhargava*, Nanoscale cobalt–manganese oxide catalyst supported on shape-controlled cerium oxide: Effect of nanointerface configuration on structural, redox, and catalytic properties, Langmuir., 33, 1743 - 1750 (2017).
  • Sandip K. Singh And Paresh L. Dhepe, Effect of structural properties of organosolv lignins isolated from different rice husks on their liquefaction using acidic ionic liquids, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy., Volume 20, Issue 4, 739 - 750 (2017).
    Lignin is the only naturally available sustainable resource of aromatic compound on the Earth. Depending on the properties of lignin and the reaction conditions employed for the liquefaction, it is observed that the product distribution alters. Since, ionic liquids (ILs) are considered as green and have tuneable properties, in the current work, imidazolium based acidic ILs were employed to liquefy organosolv lignins derived from different varieties of rice husks. When liquefaction was carried out at 120 oC for 1 h 36% yield for EtOAc and DEE soluble products with high mass balance (97±3%) was observed. The detailed characterizations of lignins and organic solvent soluble products were done by variety of techniques (GC-MS, FT-IR, UV-Vis, 2D (HSQC) NMR) and based on this, the correlation between activity and properties of catalyst and lignin were established.
  • Sandip K. Singh, Subhrashis Banerjee, Kumar Vanka And Paresh L. Dhepe, Understanding interactions between lignin and ionic Liquids with experimental and theoretical studies during catalytic depolymerization, Catalysis Today., Volume 309, 98 - 108 (2017).
    Compared to H2SO4, Brønsted acidic ionic liquid (BAIL, [C3SO3HMIM][HSO4]) catalyzed depolymerization of lignin yielded higher concentration of low molecular weight products under mild conditions (120 oC) as proven by GC and GC-MS. To comprehend this disparity in catalytic activity among H2SO4 and BAIL (at similar H+ concentration), experimental techniques [1D(1H) NMR, 2D(15N/1H HMBC) NMR and RAMAN] have been employed. Based on these studies, it has been proven that the transfer of electron density from substrate to the electron deficient imidazolium ring via formation of hydrogen bond between –OH/OCH3 (substrate) and -N1C2H2N3- (cation) is possible, while the anion plays an important role. Further, density functional theory (DFT) calculations also corroborated this fact by showing a change in the bond angle and decrease in bond length (C2-H2 in imidazole), due to the presence of weak and strong hydrogen bonding between the substrate and IL.
  • Babasaheb M. Matsagar, ........... , Paresh L. Dhepe And Kevin C-W. Wu, Direct Production of Furfural in One-pot Fashion from Raw Biomass Using Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquids, Scientific Reports., 7(1), 13508 (2017), DOI:DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-13946-4.
    The conversion of raw biomass into C5-sugars and furfural was demonstrated with the one-pot method using Brønsted acidic ionic liquids (BAILs) without any mineral acids or metal halides. Various BAILs were synthesized and characterized using NMR, FT-IR, TGA, and CHNS microanalysis and were used as the catalyst for raw biomass conversion. The remarkably high yield (i.e. 88%) of C5 sugars from bagasse can be obtained using 1-methyl-3(3-sulfopropyl)-imidazolium hydrogen sulfate ([C3SO3HMIM][HSO4]) BAIL catalyst in a water medium. Similarly, the [C3SO3HMIM][HSO4] BAIL also converts the bagasse into furfural with very high yield (73%) in one-pot method using a water/toluene biphasic solvent system.
  • M. Bhadra, H. S. Sasmal, A. Basu, S. P. Midya, S. Kandambeth, P. Pachfule, E. Balaraman* And R. Banerjee*, Predesigned metal anchored building block for in situ generation of Pd nanoparticles in microporous covalent organic framework: Application in heterogeneous tandem catalysis, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 9, 13785 - 13792 (2017), DOI:10.1021/acsami.7b02355.
    Collaborative work
  • P. Karthik, R. Vinoth, P. Selvam, E. Balaraman*, M. Navaneethan, Y. Hayakawa And B. Neppolian*, A visible-light active catechol–metal oxide carbonaceous polymeric material for enhanced photocatalytic activity, J. Mat. Chem. A., 5, 384 - 396 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C6TA07685H.
    Collaborative work
  • Manoj kumar Ghosalya, Ruchi Jain, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Kank Roy And Chinnakonda S Gopinath*, Subtle Interaction between Ag and O2: A Near Ambient Pressure UV Photoelectron Spectroscopy (NAP-UPS) Investigations, Journal of Chemical Sciences., 130, 3 (2017).
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Nasrina Parvin, K. Vipin Raj, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, C(sp3)–F, C(sp2)–F and C(sp3)–H bond activation at silicon(II) center, Chem. Commun., 53, 9850 - 9853 (2017).
  • Sandeep Yadav, Ekta Sangtani, Diksha Dhawan, Rajesh G. Gonnade, Debashree Ghosh* And Sakya S. Sen*, Unprecedented solvent induced inter-conversion between monomeric and dimeric silylene-zinc iodide adducts, Dalton Transactions., 46, 11418 - 11424 (2017).
  • V. S. V. S. N. Swamy, Milan Kumar Bisai, Tamal Das And Sakya S. Sen*, Metal free mild and selective aldehyde cyanosilylation by a neutral penta-coordinate silicon compound, Chem. Commun., 53, 6910 - 6913 (2017).
  • Reshma S Kokane, Vaibhav R Acham, Atul B Kulal, Erhard Kemnitz, Mohan K Dongare And Shubhangi B Umbarkar, Palladium Supported on Fluorinated Magnesium Hydroxide: An Efficient Catalyst for Hydrogenation under Ambient Conditions, ChemistrySelect., 2, 10618 - 10627 (2017), DOI:10.1002/slct.201702217.
  • Sonali B Khomane, Dhananjay S Doke, MK Dongare, SB Halligudi And SB Umbarkar, Efficient oxidation of ethyl benzene using in situ generated molybdenum acetylide oxo-peroxo complex as recyclable catalyst, Applied Catalysis A: General., 531, 45 - 51 (2017), DOI:
  • Sagar Nale, Pramod Rathod And Vrushali H. Jadhav?, Manganese Incorporated on Glucose as an Efficient Catalyst for the Synthesis of Adipic Acid Using Molecular O2 in Aqueous Medium, Applied Catalysis A:General., 546, 122 - 125 (2017).
  • Sourik Mondal, Thattarathody Rajesh, Basab Bijayi Dhar, Markus Snellman, Junjie Li And Leonard Deepak Francis and R. Nandini Devi , Understanding alloy structure and composition in sinter-resistant AgPd@SiO2 encapsulated catalysts and their effect on catalytic properties, New J. Chem., 41, 14652 - 14658 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7NJ03652C.
    Extent of alloying and alloy composition, crucial in determining the activity and selectivity of bimetallic catalysts, are studied in porous silica encapsulated AgPd catalysts using XRD, HRTEM and HAADF-STEM. Water dispersible ligand protected Pd ultra small clusters and Ag nanoparticles of three different sizes are used as precursors. High reactivity of Pd ultra small clusters enhances alloying of even big Ag nanoparticles to an extent. Encapsulation seems to have minimised the sintering of the resultant nanoparticles. Earlier suggestions of role of d-band positions with respect to adsorption energies holds good for AgPd system also and alloying enhances the activity. Alloy of composition Ag50Pd50 is found to be the most active with rate of the reaction enhanced two fold in this system compared to other compositions. Other factors like particle size and sinter-resistance also play important roles in enhancing the activity of these catalysts.
  • Prakriti Dhanraj, Anupam Samanta And R Nandini Devi, Ultra small nanoclusters to nanoparticles: Fine tuning of particle size in water dispersible cation functionalized thiolate protected Pd system, Materials Today: Proceedings., 4, 9440 - 9444 (2017), DOI:10.1016/j.matpr.2017.06.200.
  • G. Jaiswal, V. Landge, D. Jagadeesan* And E. Balaraman*, Iron-based nanocatalyst for the acceptorless dehydrogenation reactions, Nature Commun., 8, 2147 - 2160 (2017), DOI:10.1038/s41467-017-01603-3.
  • M. K. Sahoo, G. Jaiswal, J. Rana And E. Balaraman*, Organo-photoredox catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenation of N-heterocycles, Chem. Eur. J., 23, 14167 - 14172 (2017), DOI:10.1002/chem.201703642.
  • S Das, A Bordoloi, MK Ghosalya, CS Gopinath And T Bala, Facile synthesis of Al2O3-Pt nanocomposite and its catalytic activity, Materials Research Express., 4, 115002 (2017).
  • LK Preethi, Rajini P Antony, Tom Mathews, Lukasz Walczak And Chinnakonda S Gopinath, A Study on Doped Heterojunctions in TiO 2 Nanotubes: An Efficient Photocatalyst for Solar Water Splitting, Nature Scientific Reports., 7, 14314 (2017).
  • Perumal Devaraji, Maitri Mapa, Hasna M. Abdul Hakkeem, Vediappan Sudhakar, Kothandam Krishnamoorthy And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath*, ZnO-ZnS Heterojunctions: A Potential Candidate for Optoelectronics Applications and Mineralization of Endocrine Disruptors in Direct Sunlight, ACS Omega., 2, 6768 - 6781 (2017).
  • Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Ruchi Jain, Manoj Kumar Ghosalya And and Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Metallic Cobalt to Spinel Co3O4 – Electronic Structure Evolution by Near-Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy, J. Physical Chemistry C., 121, 21472 - 21481 (2017).
  • Vysakh A B, Ruchi Jain, Gopinath S Chinnakonda And Vinod Prabhakaran, Diverse reactivity trends of Ni surface in Au@Ni core-shell nanoparticle probed by Near Ambient Pressure (NAP) XPS, Catalysis Science & Technology., 7, 4489 - 4498 (2017).
  • Ruchi Jain, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Manoj Kumar Ghosalya And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath, Water Mediated Deactivation of Co3O4 Naonrods Catalyst for CO Oxidation and Resumption of Activity at and Above 373 K: Electronic Structural Aspects by NAPPES, Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 121, 20296 - 20305 (2017).
  • Kshirodra Patra, Bela Bhuskute And Chinnakonda Gopinath*, Possibly scalable solar hydrogen generation with quasi-artificial leaf approach, Nature Scientific Reports., 7, 6515 (2017).
  • S Chakrabartty, CS Gopinath And CR Raj, Polymer-based hybrid catalyst of low Pt content for electrochemical hydrogen evolution, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy., 42, 22821 (2017).
  • Meenakshi Chauhan, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Chinnakonda S. Gopinath And and Sasanka Deka, Copper Cobalt Sulphide Nanosheets Realizing Promising Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ACS Catalysis., 7, 5871 - 5879 (2017).
  • Babasaheb M. Matsagar And Paresh L. Dhepe, Effects of cations, anions and H+ concentration of acidic ionic liquids in the valorization of polysaccharides into furfural, New Journal of Chemistry., 41, 6137 - 6144 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7NJ00342K.
    Valorization of hemicellulose to valuable chemicals such as C5 sugars and furfural in the one-pot fashion is crucial. In this work, acidic ionic liquids in presence of water showed high yields of C5 sugars (>80%) with >99% conversion of hemicelluloses at 160 °C. With water+toluene biphasic solvent system, within 4 h, 85% furfural yield was obtained directly from hemicellulose in a one-pot fashion using the catalytic amount of 1-methyl-3-(3-sulfopropyl)-imidazolium hydrogen sulfate. It is seen that BAILs perform better than solid acid [Faujasite and Mordenite zeolites; ion exchange resin, Amberlyst-15] and mineral catalysts [HCl and H2SO4]. The higher activity of BAILs compared to solid acids and mineral acid was correlated to Hammett acidity function (Ho) and ion-dipole type of interaction. The catalysts were characterized using NMR (1H and 13C), elemental analysis and TGA to confirm that those are stable under reaction conditions and thus were recyclable.
  • Manisha Dohade And Paresh L. Dhepe, One pot conversion of furfural to 2-methylfuran in presence of PtCo bimetallic catalyst, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy., , 1 - 11 (2017), DOI:10.1007/s10098-017-1408-z.
    Biomass-derived furfural (FAL) is the platform chemical for synthesis of various value-added chemicals and fuels. One of the FAL-derived chemicals, i.e., 2-methylfuran (2-MF), is the potential biofuel due to its attractive chemical and physical properties. Various methods are reported for conversion of FAL to 2-MF which are operated at high temperature and high H2 pressure. In present work, one pot catalytic method was developed in batch mode process for conversion of FAL to 2-MF. Reactions are carried out in the presence of PtCo/C bimetallic catalyst under 0.5–1 MPa H2 pressure. Monometallic and bimetallic catalysts with different Pt and Co loading were prepared by wet impregnation method, and catalysts were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, BET surface area, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and inductive coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy techniques. 59% 2-MF yield was achieved at 180 °C and lower (0.5 MPa) H2 pressure
  • M. K. Sahoo, S. P. Midya, V. G. Landge And E. Balaraman* , A unified strategy for silver-, base-, and oxidant free direct arylation of C–H bonds, Green Chem., 19, 2111 - 2117 (2017), DOI:10.1039/c6gc03438a.
  • S. P. Midya, J. Rana, T. Abraham, B. Aswin And E. Balaraman*, Metal-free radical trifluoromethylation of beta-nitroalkenes through visible-light photoredox catalysis, Chem. Commun., 53, 6760 - 6763 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7CC02589K.
  • S. P. Midya, A. Mondal, A. Begum And E. Balaraman*, A simple CoCl2 catalyzed N-alkylation of amines with alcohols, Synthesis., 49, 3957 - 3961 (2017), DOI:10.1055/s-0036-1589064.
    * Dedicated to Professor David Milstein on the occasion of his 70th birthday * Invited article for a special topic on ‘Cobalt in organic synthesis’
  • E. Balaraman*, A. Nandakumar*, G. Jaiswal And M. K. Sahoo, Iron-catalyzed dehydrogenation reactions and its applications in sustainable energy and catalysis (Review Article), Catal. Sci. Technol., 7, 3177 - 3195 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7CY00879A.
    * Cover page article * Dedicated to Professor David Milstein on the occasion of his 70th birthday
  • M. K. Sahoo, J. Rana, M. Subaramanian And E. Balaraman*, Room-temperature direct arylation of anilides under external oxidant-free conditions using CO2 derived dimethyl carbonate (DMC) as 'green' solvent, ChemistrySelect., 2, 7565 - 7569 (2017), DOI:10.1002/slct.201701108.
  • M. Subaramanian, A. Bera, B. L. V. Prasad* And E. Balaraman*, Nickel-catalyzed direct synthesis of dialkoxymethane ethers, J. Chem. Sci., 129, 1153 - 1159 (2017), DOI:10.1007/s12039-017-1339-6.
    Dedicated to Prof. K. C. Kumara Swamy on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
  • V. G. Landge, J. Rana, M. Subaramanian And E. Balaraman*, Nickel-catalyzed N-vinylation of heteroaromatic amines via C-H bond activation, Org. Biomol. Chem., 15, 6896 - 6900 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7OB01791J.
  • A B Vysakh, Ruchi Jain, C S Gopinath And C. P. Vinod*, Diverse reactivity trends of Ni surface in Au@Ni core-shell nanoparticle probed by Near Ambient Pressure (NAP) XPS, Catalysis Science & Technology., (just accepted), (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7CY01070B.
  • Yogita Soni, E. A. Anumol, Chandrani Nayak, Leonard Deepak Francis And C. P. Vinod, "A Convenient Route for Au@Ti-SiO2 Nanocatalyst Synthesis and its Application for Room Temperature CO Oxidation", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 121(9), 4946 - 4957 (2017), DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b10202.
  • A Lazar, CP Vinod And AP Singh, Exploration of amination reactions on highly extendable active sites of Pd (II)-3-allylsalicylaldiminophenol (ASIP) complex over thiofunctionalized SBA-15, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials., 242, 173 - 181 (2017), DOI:
  • A Lazar, S Silpa, CP Vinod And AP Singh, A heterogeneous route for transfer hydrogenation reactions of ketones using Ru (II) Cymene complex over modified benzene-organosilica (PMO B), Molecular Catalysis., 440, 66 - 74 (2017), DOI:
  • Pramod Rathod and Vrushali Jadhav*, Palladium incorporated on carbonaceous catalyst for Suzuki coupling reaction in water, Tetrahedron letters., 58, 1006 - 1009 (2017).
  • Pramod Rathod And Sagar Nale and Vrushali Jadhav*, Metal Free Acid Base Catalyst in the Selective Synthesis of 2,5-Diformylfuran from Hydroxymethylfurfural, Fructose, and Glucose, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering., 5, 701 - 707 (2017).
  • Preeti Joshi, Sachin Agawane, Meghana C. Athalye, Vrushali H. Jadhav, Dhiman Sarkar And Rajiv Prakash*, Multifunctional Inulin Tethered Silver-Graphene Quantum Dots Nanotheranostic Module for Pancreatic Cancer Therapy, Material Science & Engineering C., 78, 1203 - 1211 (2017).
  • Ruchi Jain, Edwin Gnanakumar And Chinnakonda S Gopinath, Mechanistic Aspects of Wet and Dry CO Oxidation on Co3O4 Nanorod Surfaces : A NAP-UPS study, ACS Omega., 2, 828 - 834 (2017).
  • L.K. Preethi, Tom Mathewsa, Mangla Nand, S.N. Jha, Chinnakonda S. Gopinath And S. Dash, Band alignment and charge transfer pathway in three phase anatase-rutile-brookite TiO2 nanotubes: An efficient photocatalyst for water splitting, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental., 218, 9 - 19 (2017).
  • Debasmita Sardar, Jayeta Maity, Manoj Kumar Ghosalya, Chinnakonda S Gopinath And Tanushree Bala, Facile synthesis of ZnO–Ag nanocomposite and its photocatalytic activity, Materials Research Express., , (2017), DOI:10.1088/2053-1591/aa6df1.
  • S. L. Deshmukh, P. C. Pingale, G. T. Chavan, S. T. Pawar, V. M. Prakshale, S. S. Kamble, S. R. Jadkar, N. B. Chaure, C. S. Gopinath, N. N. Maldar And L. P. Deshmukh, Compositional dependence of electrical conduction in solution grown Zn1?xCrxSe thin films: a correlation, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics., 28, 5070 - 5074 (2017).
  • Anjani Dubey, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy And Chinnakonda S. Gopinath*, Ambient CO oxidation on in-situ generated Co3O4 spinel surfaces with random morphology, ChemistrySelect., 2, 533 - 536 (2017).
  • Minu Mohan, Vikas Nandal, Sanish Paramadam, Kasala Prabhakar Reddy, Sekar Ramkumar, Sumanshu Agarwal, Chinnakonda S Gopinath, Pradeep R Nair And Manoj AG Namboothiry, Efficient Organic Photovoltaics with Improved Charge Extraction and High Short-Circuit Current, J. Physical Chemistry C., 121, 5523 - 5530 (2017).
  • Debasmita Sardara, Manideepa Senguptab, Ankur Bardoluib, Md. A. Ahmedc, S.K. Neogic, Sudipta Bandyopadhyayc, Ruchi Jain, Chinnakonda S. Gopinathd And Tanushree Balaa*, Multiple functionalities of Ni nanoparticles embedded in carboxymethyl guar gum polymer: Catalytic activity and superparamagnetism, Applied Surface Science., 405, 231 - 239 (2017).
  • Richa Chaudhary And Paresh L. Dhepe, Solid base catalyzed depolymerization of lignin into low molecular weight products, Green Chemistry., 19, 778 - 788 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C6GC02701F.
    For biorefinery concept to become commercially viable, it is essential to value-add lignin which is the only naturally available aromatic polymer. A one-pot depolymerization of lignin into reactive substituted phenolic compounds (platform chemicals and octane enhancers) with low molecular weightis of paramount interest and for that development of environmentally benign method is necessary. Herein we report, depolymerization of high molecular weight lignin (60,000 Da) over various recyclable solid base catalysts at 250 oC in 1 h. Under this conditions, most of the zeolitic catalysts (NaX, NaY, NaP) showed very high yields of low molecular weight products than other catalysts (MgO, CaO, HT, HAP). But particularly, over NaX maximum yield (51%) of low molecular weight products was achieved. Identification and quantification of products was done by GC, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS, CHNS, NMR and FT-IR techniques. The revelation of retention of most of the functional groups on products present in lignin is done by FT-IR studies. It is observed that efficiencies of catalysts were dependent on pH, cation, type and concentration of basic sites etc. A unique study on products adsorption capacities on solids was done and it is recognized that as strength of basic sites increases adsorption enhances.
  • Manisha Dohade And Paresh L. Dhepe, Efficient hydrogenation of concentrated aqueous furfural solutions in to furfuryl alcohol under ambient conditions in presence of PtCo bimetallic catalysts, Green Chemistry., 19, 1144 - 1154 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C6GC03143A.
    One of the biomass derived significant chemical furfural (FAL) can be hydrogenated to yield industrially important platform chemical, furfuryl alcohol (FOL). Although heterogeneous catalysts based methods are known to yield FOL from dilute solutions of FAL, those mainly operate at higher temperatures and/or high pressures of hydrogen and in presence of organic solvents. In this work, we employ bimetallic PtCo/C catalysts with varying metal concentrations to achieve maximum possible FOL yield (100%) at 35 oC under 0.1 MPa H2 in water. With concentrated FAL (40 wt%) at 50 oC and under 1 MPa H2 pressure, 86% yield for FOL was observed. Moreover, efficient recycling of catalyst in at least 4 runs with marginal loss in activity due to handling error and isolation of FOL in pure form confirmed by NMR and HPLC is attractive. The characterization of catalysts with several physico-chemical techniques (XRD, TEM, XPS, ICP,TPR) reveal the presence of electron rich Pt and ionic Co species in proximity with each other and those work synergistically to facilitate accomplishment of maximum possible yield of FOL under ambient conditions and in water medium.
  • Sandeep Yadav, Sanjukta Pahar And Sakya S. Sen*, Benz-amidinato calcium iodide catalyzed aldehyde and ketone hydroboration with unprecedented functional group tolerance, Chem. Commun., 53, 4562 - 4564 (2017).
  • Milan Kumar Bisai, Sanjukta Pahar, Tamal Das, Kumar Vanka* And Sakya S. Sen*, Transition metal free catalytic hydroboration of aldehydes and aldimines by amidinato silane, Dalton Trans., 46, 2420 - 2424 (2017).
  • Nasrina Parvin, Rajarshi Dasgupta, Shiv Pal, Sakya S. Sen* And Shabana Khan*, Strikingly diverse reactivity of structurally identical silylene and stannylene, Dalton Trans., 46, 6528 - 6532 (2017).
  • Andreas E Seitz, Maria Eckhardt, Sakya S. Sen, Andreas Erlebach, Eugenia V Peresypkina, Herbert W Roesky, Marek Sierka* And Manfred Scheer*, Different Reactivity of As4 towards Disilenes and Silylenes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 6655 - 6659 (2017).
  • S. U. Nandanwar, K. Coldsnow, V. Utgikar, P. Sabharwall, D. E. Aston And Y. Zhang , Synthesis and characterization of ETS-10 - supported hollow carbon nano-polyhedrons nanosorbent for adsorption of krypton at near ambient temperatures, Adsorption., 22, 129 - 137 (2016).
  • S. U. Nandanwar, J. Dantas, M. Green, K. Coldsnow, V. Utgikar, P. Sabharwall And D. E. Aston, Porous microsphere of magnesium oxide as an effective sorbent for removal of volatile iodine from offgas stream, Adsorption., 22, 335 - 345 (2016).
  • S. U. Nandanwar, K. Coldsnow, V. Utgikar, P. Sabharwall And D. E. Aston, Capture of harmful radioactive contaminants from off-gas stream using porous solid sorbents for clean environment – A review, Chemical Engineering Journal., 306, 369 - 381 (2016).
  • S. U. Nandanwar, K. Coldsnow, M. Green, V. Utgikar, P. Sabharwall And D. E. Aston, Capture of volatile iodine from gas stream via nanostructured C@ETS-10 sorbent, Chemical Engineering Journal., 287, 593 - 601 (2016).
  • A. Halilu, T.H. Ali, A.Y. Atta, P. Sudarsanam, S.K. Bhargava And S.B.A. Hamid*, Highly selective hydrogenation of biomass-derived furfural into furfuryl alcohol using a novel magnetic nanoparticles catalyst, Energy & Fuels., 30, 2216 - 2226 (2016).
  • S. Gbadamasi, T.H. Ali, L.H. Voon, A.Y. Atta, P. Sudarsanam, S.K. Bhargava And S.B.A. Hamid*, Promising Ni/Al-SBA-15 catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran into fuel grade hydrocarbons: Synergetic effect of Ni and Al-SBA-15 support, RSC Advances., 6, 25992 - 26002 (2016).
  • M.M. Ambursa, T.H. Ali, H.V. Lee, P. Sudarsanam, S.K. Bhargava And S.B.A. Hamid*, Hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran to bicyclic hydrocarbons using bimetallic Cu–Ni catalysts supported on metal oxides, Fuel., 180, 767 - 776 (2016).

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