Science Department

Science - Research

CHEMISTRY :

Projects undertaken:

  • Extraction of Bio-ethanol from tapioca tubers - A Novel technology transfer to the nearby Industries.

As part of this activity, the laboratory has set up an exclusive centre for research to develop an economically viable technology to extract bio-alcohol from the tapioca tubers in 1080 square feets area at the cost of Rupees 12 lakhs. This centre will help the small scale industries to understand and adopt the technology to set up ancillary unit along with their existing tapioca processing units. This will also help the farmers to sell their products at reasonable prices. It is expected that the demand for the ethanol as an alternate fuel for the transportation purpose will increase drastically in the near future.

Through our R & D centre, it is planned to provide economically and environmentally viable technology for the extraction of bio-ethanol from tapioca tubers as our consultancy services to the industries in our region.

Research:

SONASTARCH, the Chemistry R & D centre of Sona College of Technology, Salem is approved by Anna University, Coimbatore, Anna University, Chennai and Annamalai University, Annamalainagar for carrying out the Ph.D. research programmes.

Research works are being carried out in the thrust areas viz.,

  • Nanotechnology
  • Bio Inorganic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Conformational analysis through NMR spectral studies
  • Liquid Crystal Polymers
  • Catalysis
  • Adsorptive removal of hazardous dyes using low cost adsorbents
  • Supra molecular Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry and corrosion studies

International Journal

  • 1. G. Bhuvaneswari and S. Radjarejesri, “Synthesis and Characterisation of zinc sulphide quantum dots    using green synthesis”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (RI publications), Vol. 10,    No. 77, p. 344 – 346, 2015.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “A kinetic and mechanistic study on the reduction of dithizone by stannous chloride (acidic medium) in micellar system”, International Journal of Chemistry and  Applications (RI publications), p. 193 – 200, 2011.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “Kinetic Studies on the Reduction of  Dithizone by Stannous Chloride in Aqueous Medium in Micellar System”, International Journal of Applied Chemistry (RI publications), Vol. 106, p. 105 – 112, 2010.

National Journal

  • S. Radjarejesri, I. Ajithkumar Reddy and N. C. Sarada, “Kinetics of oxidation of azo dyes by CrVI using oxalic acid in absence and presence of micelle forming surfactants”, Journal of the Indian Chemical society, Vol. 92, p.1015-1018, June 2015.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “Kinetic investigations on the reduction of azo dyes in absence and  presence of micelle forming surfactants, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, accepted for publication during June 2013.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “Kinetics on the reduction of Dithizone by sulphite ions in micellar media”, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, Vol.84, p. 554 - 558, 2007.

CONFERENCES/ SEMINARS/ SYMPOSIUM/ WORKSHOP PRESENTED PAPERS

  • S. Radjarejesri and G. Bhuvaneswari, “Synthesis and characterization of Zinc Sulphite Quantum Dots using green synthesis”, International conference on Green Technologies for Energy Management   (ICGTEM-2015), Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Ramanathapuram, on 27th and 28th March, 2015.
  • S. Radjarejesri and G. Bhuvaneswari, “Green Synthesis and Characterization of CdS Quantum Dots”,    National conference on Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation (NCNER-2015), KCG College of    Technology, Chennai, on 19th and 20th March, 2015.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “Kinetics Of Oxidation Of Azo Dyes By Cr (VI) Using Oxalic Acid In Absence And Presence Of Micelle Forming Surfactants”, International conference on emerging trends in chemical sciences, VIT University from 5th – 7th December, 2013.
  • S. Radjarejesri, Parimala and Lakshmipathy, “Preparation And Characterization Of Activated Carbon Derived From Mango Seed Kernel (Mangifera Indica) In Presence Of Ortho Phosphoric Acid”, National Conference on Fundamental and Applied Chemistry, Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology, on 4th October, 2013.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “A kinetic and mechanistic study on the reduction of dithizone by stannous chloride in micellar media”, 46th Annual Convention of Chemists 2009 "Indian Chemical Society", VIT University from 2nd – 6th December, 200.
  • Bhadusha and S. Radjarejesri, “Adsorptive removal of methylene blue onto ZnCl2 modified activated  carbon from Tea waste: Kinetics and equilibrium studies”, National Conference on Advances in Surface, held at Periyar University on 13th and 14th December 2007.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “Kinetic studies on the reduction of dithizone using sodium sulphite in the presence and absence of surfactants”, 43rd Annual Convention of Chemists 2006 "Indian Chemical Society", Marathwada University, Aurangabad on 23rd – 27th December 2006.
  • S. Radjarejesri and N. C. Sarada, “Removal of Cr (VI) from effluent of electroplating Industry using biopolymers, Futuristic polymer materials”, National Conference held at  R.V. College of Engineering , Department of Chemistry, Bangalore on 23rd - 24th September 2005 .

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, S. Sivamani and C. Prakash, “Biosorption Studies for the Removal of Malachite Green from its Aqueous Solution by Activated Carbon Prepared from Cassava Peel”, E-Journal of Chemistry, 2011, 8(S1), S61-     S66.
  • P. Venkatesan and T. Maruthavanan, “Piperidine-Mediated Synthesis of Thiazolyl Chalcones and Their Derivatives as Potent Antimicrobial Agents”,  J. Het. Chem., Vol 48, 1181-1186, September 2011.
  • P. Venkatesan and T. Maruthavanan, “Synthesis of substituted Flavone Derivatives as Potent  Antimicribial Agents”, Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop., 25(3), 419-425, 2011.
  • T. Maruthavanan and P. Venkatesan, “Synthesis of 4-hydroxy-3,4-dialkyl-2,6-diaryl-piperidine derivatives as potent antimicrobial agent”, Natural Product Research, , Available online: 29 Mar 2012, 1–8, iFirst.
  • T. Maruthavanan and P. Venkatesan, “Synthesis of Substituted 3,4-Dialkyl-2,6-Diarylpiperidin-4-ol  Derivatives and Their Conformational Study”, E-Journal of Chemistry, 2012, 9(2), 1029-1034.
  • A. Manimekalai, T. Maruthavanan and K. Selvaraju, “DFT and experimental prediction of negative chemical shifts of methyl protons in some piperidines”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 97, November 2012, Pages 942-947.
  • A. Manimekalai, T. Maruthavanan and K. Selvaraju, “Synthesis and Spectral Studies of some 4-  hydroxy-4-methylpiperidines”, Chem. Sci. Rev. Lett., 2014, 2(7), 580-587
  • P. Durairaj, T. Maruthavanan, S. Manjunathan and K. Rajasekar, “Microwave Assisted Synthesis of  Biologically active Cd(II) and Hg(II) Metal complexes with Schiff’s Base and Thiocyanate Ion”,  Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9(11) May 2015, Pages 214-218.
  • P. Durairaj, T. Maruthavanan, S. Manjunathan and K. Rajasekar, “Synthesis, Spectral and Biological   Activities of Zn (II) Complex with Schiff’s Base Derived from Phenyl Acetyl Urea and Salicylaldehyde”,   International Journal of Applied Chemistry, Volume 11, Number 3, 2015 pp. 313-320

NATIONAL JOURNAL

  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan and C. Prakash, “Environmental impacts of textile industries”, The Indian  Textile Journal ISSN0019 – 6436, 120th year of publication, November 2009.
  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, S. Sivamani, C. Prakash and C.V. Koushik, “Role of Tapioca     peel  activated carbon (TPAC) in decolourisation of Red Brown C4R reactive dye”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, 290-292, 2010.
  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, "Adsorptive removal of Megenta MB cold brand reactive dye by  modified activated carbons derived from agricultural  waste”, Indian Journal of Science and  Technology,Vol. 3, No. 4, 408-410, 2010.
  • C.  Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, S. Sivamani and C. Prakash, “Removal of Dyes from Textile Wet  Processing Industry: A Review”, Journal of the TEXTILE Association, March – April, Vol. 71 No.6, p.319,    2011. 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:

  • R. Kannan, J. sujee shanmuganath, P. Subbramaniyan, T. Maruthavanan, S. Vasanthakumar and A. Ramasubbu, “Cobaltferrate Impregnated Clay: A Novel Nanocomposite Modified Electrode towards Sensing of Psychoactive Substance”, International Conference on Active/Smart Materials, January 7-9, 2009.
  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, S. Sivamani, C. Prakash and C.V. Koushik, “Removal of reactive dye using     carbon prepared from agricultural waste”3rd International Textile conference on, “Global Textile Vision – Strategic Initiatives” held at SSM College of Engineering, Komarapalayam during 28 – 30th August 2009.
  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, S. Sivamani and C. Prakash, “Batch adsorption studies on disperse Red G Dye”, International Conference on Computational Biotechnology and Nanotechnology (ICCBN-2010) at Department of Biotechnology, Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women and Vivekanandha Educational Institutions during February 24-26, 2010.
  • T. Maruthavanan and P. Venkatesan, “Synthesis and Characterization of biologically active Piperidin-4-ol derivatives”, International Conference on Biologically Active Molecules” (ICBAM-2012) held at Department of Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul from 8th  to 10th March 2012.
  • T. Maruthavanan, P. Venkatesan and Murthy, “Microwave assisted synthesis and spectral studies of  some chalcone derivatives” International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, (ICBIC-2013)  Department of Periyar University, Salem during 20-22nd February 2013.
  • R. Kannan, T. Maruthavanan, P. Subbramaniyan and K. Karunakaran, “Possibilities for the removal of poisonous intermediates formed in Direct Alcohol Fuel cell Anode” International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, (ICBIC-2013) Department of Periyar University, Salem during 20-22nd February 2013.
  • R. Kannan, T. Maruthavanan, P. Subbramaniyan and K. Karunakaran, “Manganese Ferrite: A nanocatalyst for degradation of pollutants” International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, (ICBIC-2013) Department of Periyar University, Salem during 20-22nd February 2013.

 NATIONAL CONFERENCE:

  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, “Removal of reactive dye using carbon prepared from Agricultural waste”,  National Seminar on Application of Biotechnology in Human welfare”, Department of Biotechnology and  Bioinformatics, VMKV Engineering College, Viniyaka Mission’s University, Salem – 636 308 on 14th     October 2009.
  • C. Parvathi, T. Maruthavanan, S. Sivamani and C. Prakash, “Adsorption studies of Acid Brown 2 RL dye  using Tapioca Peel Activated Carbon”,CSIR Sponsored National Conference on Computational  Applications in Chemistry (NCAC-2010) at Department of Chemistry, VMKV Engineering College,Vinayaka Missions University, Salem – 636 308 during February 4 & 5, 2010.
  • P. Venkatesan, T. Maruthavanan, “Microwave assisted solvent free Synthesis of 2-(2-Chloroquinolin-3- yl)-4H-chromen-4-one derivatives”, RANCER 2011, held at Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai – Erode on 18 & 19th February 2011.
  • T. Maruthavanan, P. Venkatesan and K. Moorthi, “Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial  Evaluation of some Thiazolidine-2,4-dione derivatives”, National Conference on Developing Scenario in  Applied Sciences and Communicative English, CONFLUENCE 2012, held at Kumaraguru College of  Technology, Coimbatore on 2nd and 3rd March 2012.
  • T. Maruthavanan and K.P. Greeshma, “Synthesis and spectral studies on substituent effect on the  carbonyl stretching frequency of some novel Chalcones”, National Conference on Emerging Trends in  Chemical Sciences (NCETCS ’12) held at Gnanamani College of Technology, Pachal, Namakkal on 18th     April 2012.
  • T. Maruthavanan and K.P. Greeshma, “Synthesis and spectral studies of some N-aroyl hydrazones”  RANCER-12 held at Kongu Engineering College Perundurai, Erode during 20-21, July 2012.
  • T.  Maruthavanan and C.S. Vijai, “Synthesis and characterization of some Polyacrylates” National  Conference on Fundamental and Applied Chemistry 2013” (NACFAC 2013) held at Dhirajlal Gandhi   College of Technology, Salem on 4th October 2013.

  • T. Maruthavanan and P. Venkatesan, “Synthesis of New series of Piperidin-4-one derivatives and their     Biological Evaluation” “National Seminar on Chemistry Education and Research & National Convention of  Chemistry Teachers – NCCT-13” held at Department of Chemistry, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar during 8-10, November 2013.
  • T. Maruthavanan, A. Manimekalai and K. Selvaraju, “Effect of solvent on the 1H NMR Chemical shifts in some Piperidines” RANCER-2014  held at Kongu Engineering College Perundurai, Erode during 11-12, December 2014.
  • T. Maruthavanan, R. Kannan, P. Subbramaniyan and K. Karunakaran, “Facile one-pot synthesis, characterization and catalytic studies of Rice like Manganese oxide Nanostructures”, NCAFMA-2015 held  at Department of Chemistry, Kalasalingam University, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil during 02nd  and 03rd  April 2015.   

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, H-Nam, Seung Hee Woo, Eun-Kyung Suh and Chang-Hee Hong “Synthesis and Optical Properties of Sword-like GaN nanorods clusters”, Current Applied Physics, 9(1)Supplement 1 (January 2009) S114-S117. [Times Cited: 6] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.212].
  • G. Gnana Kumar, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Kee Suk Nahm and R. Nimma Elizabeth: “Fabrication and electrochemical properties of poly vinyl alcohol/para toluene sulfonic acid membranes for the applications of  DMFC”, Solid State Ionics, 180 (2-3) (March 2009) 282-287. [Times Cited: 19] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.561].
  • Seung Hun Eom, S. Senthilarasu, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Sung Cheol Yoon, Jongsun Lim, Changjin Lee, Hyun Seok Lim, J. Lee, Soo-Hyoung Lee “ Polymer solar cells based on inkjet-printed PEDOT:PSS layer”, Organic Electronics, 10 (3) (May 2009) 536-542. [Times Cited: 80] [SCI impact factor (2014) = 3.827].
  • Hyung Gu Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun Kim, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Ji hye Kang, Nam Han, Periyayya  Uthirakumar, Dong Hyun Yu, and Chang-Hee Hong “InGaN/GaN Light-Emitting Diodes with Overcut- Shaped Periodic Microstructures Formed by Wet Etching Process” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 12 (8) (May 2009) H299-H301. [Times Cited: 3] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.321].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, H-Nam, Seung Hee Woo, Eun-Kyung Suh and Chang-Hee Hong “A Catalyst Free  Approach to Prepare Nano to Microstructures of GaN from a Single Molecular Complex Precursor”, Journal of Korean Physical Society, 55 (July 2009) 59-63. [SCI impact factor (2014) =0.418].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar and Chang-Hee Hong, “Effect of Annealing Temperature and pH on the Morphology and Optical Properties of Highly Dispersible ZnO nanoparticles”, Materials Characterization, 60(11) (November 2009) 1305-1310, [Times Cited: 10] [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.845].
  • Ji Hye Kang, Hyung Gu Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Nam Han, and Chang-Hee Hong, “Improvement of light output power in InGaN/GaN Light-Emitting Diodes with a nanotextured GaN surface using Indium Tin Oxide nanospheres”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 48 (October 2009) 102104-102108. [Times Cited: 14,] [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.127].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Hyung Gu Kim, and Chang-Hee Hong “Zinc Oxide Nanostructures Derived from a Simple Solution Method for Solar Cells and LEDs”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 155 (December 2009) 910-915. [Times Cited: 11,] [SCI impact factor (2014)= 4.321]
  • Ji Hye Kang, Hyung Gu Kim, Jae Ryu Park, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Mi So Lee, Young Jae Park, Periyayya Uthirakumar, and Chang-Hee Hong, “Enhancement of light output power in InGaN/GaN LEDs with nanoroughed hemispherical Indium Tin Oxide transparent ohmic contacts”, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters,13 (2) (January 2010) D1-D3. [Times Cited: 10] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.321].
  • Hyung Gu Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Ji hae Kang, Nam Han, Periyayya Uthirakumar and Chang-Hee Hong: “Enhanced Light Output Power of InGaN/GaN Light Emitting Diodes with Embedded Air Prisms”, Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 13 (2) (January 2010) H42-H44. [Times Cited: 14] [SCI impact factor (2013) =2.149].
  • Hyung Gu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Ji Hye Kang, Nam Han, Periyayya Uthirakumar and Chang-Hee Hong: “Impact of  two-floor air prism arrays as an embedded reflector for enhancing the output power of InGaN/GaN light emitting diodes”, Applied Physics Letters, 95 (December 2009) 221110-221113. [Times Cited: 21] [SCI impact factor (2013) = 3.515].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, Beo Deul Ryu, Hyung Gu Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, and Chang-Hee Hong. “Nanoscale ITO/ZnO Layer-Texturing for High-Efficiency InGaN/GaN Light Emitting Diodes”, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering B, 166 (February 2010) 230-234, [Times Cited: 14] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.371].
  • Hyun Kyu Kim, Hyung Gu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Ji Hye Kang, Nam Han, Periyayya Uthirakumar and Chang-Hee Hong: “Enhanced Light Output Power of GaN-based Light Emitting Diodes with Overcut Sideholes formatted by Wet Etching”, Solid State Electronics, 54 (5) (May 2010) 575-578. [Times Cited: 2] [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.504].
  • Jae Hyoung Ryu, S. Chandramohan, Hyung Gu Kim, Hee Yun Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, Nam Han, Ji Hye Kang, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Chang -Hee Hong, Hyun Kyong Cho, Hyun Don Song, Ho-Ki Kwon, “Effect of Ridge growth on water bowing and light extraction efficiency of vertical GaN-based light emitting diodes”, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 49 (July 2010) 072102-05. [Times Cited: 1] [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.127].      
  • P.Michael S.L. Shanthi, R.V. Mangalaraja, Periyayya Uthirakumar, S. Velmathi, T. Balasubramanian, M. Ashok “Synthesis and characterization of porous shell-like nano hydroxyapatite using cetrimide as template”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 350 (1) (October 2010) 39-43. [Times Cited: 14] [SCI impact factor (2013) =3.552].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, Hyung Gu Kim, and Chang-Hee Hong. “Impact of Layer Thickness and Light Transmission of ZnO Nanomaterials on GaN-Based Light Emitting Diodes”, Vacuum, 85 (August 2010) 198-202. Top 25 (15th) Hottest Articles in Physics and Astronomy-Vacuum in Science direct: October - December 2010, [Times Cited: 5] [SCI impact factor (2014) = 1.858].
  • Hyung Gu Kim, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Hyun Jeong, S. Chandramohan, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Mun Seok Jeong, Jeong-Sik Lee, Eun-Kyung Suhand Chang-Hee Hong, “Enhanced air-cavity effect of periodically oriented embedded air protrusions for high-efficiency InGaN/GaN light-emitting diodes” Optics Letters, 35 (18)  (August 2010) 3012-3014. [Times Cited: 10] [SCI impact factor (2014) =3.292].
  • Mi So Lee, Hyung Gu Kim, Ji Hye Kang, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun Kim, Periyayya Uthirakumar, and Chang-Hee Hong “Enhancement of light output power and modification of beam profile in InGaN/GaN light emitting diodes with micro polygon column shaped transparent” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 49 (11) (November 2010) 112101. [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.127].
  • S. Chandramohan, Beo Deul Ryu, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hyung Gu Kim, Chang-Hee Hong “Tuning the spectrometric properties of white light by surface plasmon effect using Ag nanoparticles in a colour converting light-emitting diode” Solid-State Electronics, 57 (1) (March 2011), 90-92. [Times Cited: 6] [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.504].
  • Ji Hye Kang, Jae Ryu Park, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun  Kim, Nam Han, Young Jae Park, Periyayya Uthirakumar, and Chang-Hee Hong, “Comparison of various surface textured layer in InGaN LEDs for high light extraction efficiency” Optics Express, 19 (4) (February 2011) 3637-3646. [Times Cited: 14] [SCI impact factor (2013) =3.525].
  • Beo Deul Ryu, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, Bong Jun Kwon, S. Chandramohan, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun Kim, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Hyung Gu Kim, and Chang-Hee Hong, “Enhanced light output power of GaN-based light-emitting diodes by nano-rough indium tin oxide film using ZnO nanoparticles” Journal of Applied Physics, 109 (May 2011), 093116-093120. [Times Cited: 7] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.185]. [News archived in semiconductor-today magazine:http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2011/MAY/CNU_300511.html
  • Hyun Kyu Kim, Hyung Gu Kim, Kim, H.Y., Ryu, J.H., Ji Hye Kang, Nam Han, Kwon, B.J., Periyayya Uthirakumar, Han, M.S., Kang, S.H., Chang-Hee Hong, “Light output power enhancement of GaN-based light emitting diodes with periodic deflector embedded on the wet etch patterned sapphire substrate” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 50 (4 PART 1), (April 2011) 042102. [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.277].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, Beo Deul Ryu, and Chang-Hee Hong. “Improved Light Extraction Efficiency of GaN-based Light Emitting Diodes using One and Two Interfaces of ITO/ZnO Layer Texturing”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 13 (5-6) (December 2010), pp. 329-332. [Times Cited: 1] [SCI impact factor (2014) = 1.955].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, S. Senthilarasu, Chang-Hee Hong, “The different types of ZnO materials on the performance of dye-sensitized solar” Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures,  43 (9) (July 2011) 1746-1750, [Times Cited: 9] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.000].
  • Ji Hye Kang, Jae Hyoung Ryu, Hyun Kyu Kim, Hee Yun Kim, Nam Han, Mi So Lee, Young Jae Park, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Volodymyr V. Lysak, Chang-Hee Hong, “Enhancement of light output power in GaN-based light-emitting diodes using indium tin oxide films with nanoporous structures” Thin Solid Films, 520 (1), (October 2011), 437-441. [Times Cited: 4] [SCI impact factor (2014) = 1.867].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Ji Hye Kang, Jae Hyoung Ryu, and Chang-Hee Hong “Synthesis and Improved Luminescence Properties of OLED/ZnO Hybrid Materials”, Vacuum- 86 (October - 2011) 254-260. [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.858].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Beo Deul Ryu, Ji Hye Kang, and Chang-Hee Hong. “Impact of Nano-texturing in GaN-based Light Emitting Diodes by Self-assembled Silver Microspheres as etch mask”, Current Nanoscience 7 (6) (December 2011), 1000-1003. [Times Cited: 2] [SCI impact factor (2013) =1.422].
  • J.H. Kang, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Y.S. Katharria, J.H. Ryu, H.K. Kim, H.Y. Kim, N. Han, Y.J. Park, Y.S. Beak, S.M. Kim, C.-H. Hong, “Coalescence driven size-controlled synthesis of ITO nanospheres”, Applied Surface Science 258 (22) (1 September 2012) 8996-9004. [Times Cited: 1] [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.711].
  • Joo Jin, Beo Deul Ryu, Min Han, R. Saravana Kumar, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Hyun Kyu Kim, Yang Jong Han, Kyu Han Lee, and Chang-Hee Hong, “Beam Divergence and Thermal Transient Characteristics of InGaN/GaN Light Emitting Diodes with Rear Side Grown ZnO Nanorods” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 51 (2012) (24th September 2012), 102101-102104. [Times Cited: 1] [SCI impact factor (2014) =1.127].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, Beo Deul Ryu, Ji Hye Kang, Mi So Lee and Chang-Hee Hong, “Natural Light Source Assisted Synthesis of Self-decorated Ag/TiO2 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of Fluorescein” Current Nanoscience 8 (6) (December 2012), 896-901. [Times Cited: 1] [SCI impact factor (2013) =1.422].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, S. Muthulingam, Beo Deul Ryu, Ji Hye Kang, A Periyasamy, M. Prabakaran, and Chang-Hee Hong, “Organic Solvent Assisted Growth of Flower-like ZnO for enhanced Photocatalytic Activities”, Current Nanoscience- 9 (3) (April 2013), 335-340. [Times Cited: 1)
  • Rizwan Khan, M. Shamshi Hassan, Periyayya Uthirakumar, Jin Hyeon Yun, Myung-Seob Khil, In-Hwan Lee, “Facile synthesis of ZnO nanoglobules and its photocatalytic activity in the degradation of methyl orange dye under UV irradiation”, Materials Letters, 152, (August 2015) 163-165. [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.489].
  • S. Muthulingam, Kang Bin Bae,   Rizwan Khan,   In-Hwan Lee, Periyayya Uthirakumar, “Improved daylight-induced photocatalytic performance and suppressed photocorrosion of N-doped ZnO decorated with carbon quantum dots”, RSC Advances, 5 (May 2015) 46247-46251. [SCI impact factor (2014)=3.840].
  • Periyayya Uthirakumar, S. Muthulingam, Rizwan Khan, Jin Hyeon Yun, Han-Su Cho, In-Hwan Lee, ”  Surfactant-free synthesis of leaf-like hierarchical CuO nanosheets as a UV light filter” Materials Letters, 156 (October 2015) 191-194. [SCI impact factor (2014) =2.489].
  • S. Muthulingam, In-Hwan Lee, Periyayya Uthirakumar, “Highly efficient degradation of dyes by carbon  quantum dots/N-doped zinc oxide (CQD/N-ZnO) photocatalyst and its compatibility on three different   commercial dyes under daylight”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 455 (October 2015) 101–109. [SCI impact factor (2013) =3.558].

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

  • S. Muthulingam and A. P. Uthirakumar, “Synthesis and Characterization of Fe and Ni Doped ZnO  Nanoparticles and Photo Stability of Betalain dye for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)”, International  Conference on Nanoscience & Engineering Applications” ICONSEA 2014 Department of Nano Science &  Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, (JNTU) Hyderabad, Andrapradesh, 26 -28th June 2014.
  • S. Muthulingam and A. P. Uthirakumar, “Synthesis and Characterization of Silver and Nickel Doped ZnO  Nanoparticles and Photo Stability of Betalain dye for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)”, National Conference on Functional Materials (NCFM 2014) organized by Department of Applied Science, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore held at 23-24th May- 2014.
  • S. Muthulingam and A. P. Uthirakumar, “Extraction, Identification and photostability of Betalain dye/ZnO nanoparticles for Dye Sensidized Solar Cell”, A National level annual young scientists Meet of Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials, HEAM Scientist 2013 organized by Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala and Indian Association for Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials (IAHEAM), Kerala held at December 12-13, 20134.
  • S. Muthulingam and A. P. Uthirakumar, “ Stablity of Bedalin Dye for Dye Sensidized Solar Cell (DSSC)”, International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistrty 2013 (ICBIC-2013) organized by Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem held at 20-22 Febuary 2013.
  • Delivered an invited speech on “Organic fluorescent polymer/ZnO hybrid nanomaterials for light  emitting diodes” at Future Energy Materials and Devices Center, Chonbuk National University. 664-14, Dickjin-done 1 Ga, Jeonju 561-756, Republic of Korea on June 22nd , 2012.
  • Delivered an invited speech on “Preparation of silver spheres for high power light emitting diodes” at Semiconductor Physics Research Center, Chonbuk National University. 664-14, Dickjin-done 1 Ga, Jeonju 561-756, Republic of Korea on June 22nd , 2012.
  • Offered to deliver an “Invited talk” at Third International multicomponent polymer conference (IMPC-2012) at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, on Mar 23-25, 2012.
  • Invited to deliver a special lecture on “Basic information on Nanomaterials and Nanofluids” at CSIR sponsored seminar on “Emerging application of Nanofulids in Mechanical Engineering” at K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, KSR Kalvi nagar, Tiruchengode, India, March 15-16, 2011.
  • Delivered an invited speech on “Impact of Surface texturing on High Performance GaN-based Light     Emitting Diodes” at First International Conference on Composites and Nanocomposites (ICNC-2011), at Mahatma Gandhi University, Athirampuzha-Kottayam, Kerala, India, Jan 7-9, 2011.
  • Delivered an invited talk on “Preparation of silver particles for high power light emitting diodes” at International Conference on Recent Trends in Material Science and Technology (ICMST-2010) Organized  by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum jointly with Materials Research  Society of India (MRSI), Trivandrum, October 28 - 31, 2010.
  • Delivered an oral talk on “Impact of hybrid ITO/ZnO Texturing on the High Efficiency GaN based Light Emitting Diodes”, at International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN-2010),  organized by SRM University, Kattankulathur, February 24-26, 2010.
  • Presented “A Solution Chemistry Approach to Prepare Ag/ZnO Heterostructure Nanoparticles and their  Photocatalytic activities”, at International Conference of Nano Science and Nano Technology, GJ-NST     2009, organized by Mokpo National University, Mokpo, South Korea, November 5-6, 2009.
  • Presented “Improved light extraction efficiency of GaN-based light emitting diodes using ITO/ZnO layer     texturing”, at 8th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductor (ICNS-8), organized by ICC Jeju,  Korea, October 18~23, 2009.
  • Presented “Enhancement of light output power in GaN based LEDs with a nano-textured GaN surface using ITO nanospheres ”, at 8th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductor (ICNS-8), organized by ICC Jeju, Korea, October 18~23, 2009.
  • Presented “Enhanced light output power of InGaN/GaN LEDs with Overcut Sideholes formed by wet  etching”, at 8th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductor (ICNS-8), organized by ICC Jeju, Korea, October 18~23, 2009.
  • Delivered an invited talk on “ZnO nanostructures derived from solution method for solar cell and LEDs” at International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites (ICNM-2009), organized  by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottyam, India, April 6 ~ 8, 2009.

JOURNAL

  • M. Raja And K. Karunakaran, Meso-Tetraphenylporphyriniron(III) Chloride Catalyzed Oxidation of     Aniline and its Substituents by Sodium Perborate: Degradation Kinetics, Asian Journal of Chemistry;  Vol. 25, No. 7 (2013).
  • M. Raja , K. Karunakaran meso-Tetraphenylironporphyrin(Iii) Chloride Catalyzed     Oxidation Of Aniline  And Its Substituents By M-Chloroperbenzoic Acid J. Chil. Chem.     Soc., 57, Nº 4 (2012).
  • Kinetics and Mechanism of meso-Tetraphenylporphyriniron (III) Chloride Catalyzed Oxidation of Aniline  and Its  Substituents by Oxone in Aqueous Acetic Acid Medium DOI 10.1002/kin.20795,2013.
  • Raja Manickam, Karunakaran Kulandaivelu, Meso-tetraphenylporphyriniron(iii) chloride catalyzed oxidation of aniline and its substituents by magnesium monoperoxyphthalate in aqueous acetic  acid medium, Pol. J. Chem. Tech., Vol. 14, No. 4, 2012

CONFERENCE

  • Raja, M. and Karunakaran, K. “meso-Tetraphenylporphyriniron(III)chloride catalyzed oxidation of aniline     and its substituents by potassium peroxomonosulphate”, Recent Applications of Nanomaterials in  Chemistry and Environmental Research (RANCER  2011), Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode,     Tamilnadu,  18-19 th  February 2011.
  • Raja, M. and Karunakaran, K. “Influence of mesoTetraphenylporphyriniron(III) chloride    in the  oxidation of aniline and its substituents by t-butyl hydroperoxide in acetic acid medium”, National     Conference on Developing scenario in Applied sciences and  Communicative English(CONFLUENCE-    2012), Kumaraguru College  of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 2-3 rd, March 2012.
  • Raja, M. and Karunakaran, K. “meso-Tetraphenylporphyriniron(III) chloride catalyzed oxidation of aniline and its substituents by mchloroperbenzoic acid in acetic acid medium”,   National Seminar on New Vistas  in Catalysis and Surface Science (NVCSS-2012), Annamalai University, Chidambaram,    Tamilnadu,  16-17  March 2012.  

Publications

  • C. Sridevi, N. Panneer Selvam, G. Shanthi, G. Velraj “Tautomeric stability, vibrational, electronic, NBO,     and NMR analyses of N-[acetylamino-(3-nitrophenyl)methyl]-acetamide (ANPMA) by ab initio HF and  DFT calculations” J. Mol. Struct. 2012, 1030, 46
  • Donna J. Nelson, Panneer Selvam Nagarajan, Christopher N. Brammer, Paramasivan T. Perumal “Effect  Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Association upon 1H NMR Spectra of Representative Organonitrogen     Compounds” J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 10140.
  • Donna J. Nelson, Paramasivan T. Perumal, Christopher N. Brammer, Panneer Selvam Nagarajan “Effect  of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Association upon Representative Amides”  J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 17378.
  • Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Paramasivan T. Perumal “Cerium(IV) sulfate catalyzed simple and convenient  synthesis of β-acetamidocarbonyl compounds” ARKIVOC 2009, 10, 265.
  • M. NizamMohideen, A. SubbiahPandi, Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Paramasivan T. Perumal “N-[(2- Hydroxy-1-naphthyl)-(3-nitrophenyl)methyl]acetamide” Acta Cryst. E. 2009,  50714.6. M. NizamMohideen,
  • S. Thenmozhi, A. SubbiahPandi, Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Paramasivan T. Perumal “N-[(2-Hydroxy-5-methoxyphenyl)-(3-nitrophenyl)methyl]acetamide” Acta Cryst. E. 2009,  65, o829.
  • M. NizamMohideen, S. Thenmozhi, A. SubbiahPandi, Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Paramasivan T. Perumal  “N-[(2-Hydroxy-1-naphthyl)(2-hydroxyphenyl)methyl]acetamide” Acta Cryst. E. 2009, 65, 0740.
  • M. NizamMohideen, A. SubbiahPandi, Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Paramasivan T. Perumal and M.Damodiran “[1-(3-Nitrophenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1Hnaphtho[1,2-e][1,3]oxazin-3-ylidine]malonaldehyde”   Acta Cryst. E.2009, 65, o582.
  • Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Paramasivan T. Perumal “Cerium(IV) sulfate catalyzed one-pot three- component diastereoselective synthesis of 4-amidotetrahydropyrans” Can. J. Chem. 2009, 87, 698.
  • Kuppusamy Sujatha, Gnanamani Shanthi, Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Seeralan Manoharan,  Paramasivan  T. Perumal, Melani Rajendran “Synthesis and antiviral activity of 4,4’-(arylmethylene)-  bis(1H-pyrazol-5ols)  against peste des petits ruminant virus (PPRV)” Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2009, 19, 4501.
  • Synthesis of highly functionalized oxazines by Vilsmeier cyclization of amidoalkyl naphthols”  Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 5474
  • Nagarajan Panneer Selvam, Thelagathoti Hari Babu, Paramasivan T. Perumal “A simple and convenient     approach to the Friedlander synthesis of pyrano[2,3-b]pyridines” Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 8524.

Publications

Publications

  • C. Saravanan, S. Easwaramoorthi, L. Wang (2014), “Benzothiadiazole Based Diarylamines as Fluoride Sensor: An Acidity Independent Deprotonation”  Chemistry-A    European    Journal (Communicated)
  • T. Giridhar, T.-H. Han, W. Cho, C. Saravanan, T.-W. Lee, S.-H. Jin (2014), “An Easy Route to Achieve Red Emitting Homoleptic Ir(III) Complex for Highly Efficient Solution-Processed Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes” Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014, 20, 8260-8264
  • C. Saravanan and L. Wang (2014) “[60]Fullerene-quinoxaline, benzodiazole and benzoselenadiazole based dyads for thermally stable polymer solar cells: Synthesis and structure-property relationships” Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Communicated)
  • T. Giridhar, C. Saravanan, W. Cho, Y. G. Park, J. Y. Lee, S.-H. Jin (2014), “Electron           transporting unit linked multifunctional Ir(III) complex: A promising strategy to improve the performance of solution-processed phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes” Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 4000-4002.
  • C. Saravanan, K. Kranthiraja, P. Sakthivel, K. Gunasekar, Y.-S. Gal, H. I. Kim, W. S. Shin, J. C. Lee, S.-J. Moon, J.-E. Jeong, H. Y. Woo, S.-H. Jin (2014) “Carbazole linked phenylquinoline-based fullerene derivatives as an acceptor for bulk heterojunction                 polymer solar cells: Effect of interfacial contacts on the device performance” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 6916-6921.
  • C. Saravanan, S. Easwaramoorthi, H. Chuen-Yo, K. Wang, M. Hayashi and L. Wang “Benzoselenadiazole Fluorescent Probes – Near IR Optical Sensing of Fluoride and Photo-physical Properties” Organic Letters, 2014, 16, 354–357.
  • C. Saravanan, S. Easwaramoorthi and L. Wang (2014) “Colorimetric detection of fluoride ion by 5-arylidenebarbituric acids: A dual interaction mode for fluoride ion with single receptor” Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 5151-5157.
  • C. Saravanan, W. Cho, Y. Kim, S-H. Jin, Y-S. Gal and J. W. Lee, (2014) “Synthesis and    Characterization of 5'-Hexyl-2,2'-Bithiophene Based on Organic Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Applications” Molecular Crystal and Liquid Crystal, 2014, 599, 157-162.
  • S.-H. Jin, H. Yoo, C. Lee, C. Saravanan, Y.-S. Gal and J. W. Lee, (2014) “Synthesis and    Characterization of Indolo[3,2-b]indole Based Copolymers for Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cell” Molecular Crystal and Liquid Crystal, 2014, 597, 135-145.10.            
  • C. Saravanan, C-L. Liu, Y-M. Chang, J. Lu, Y-J. Hsieh, S-P. Rwei and L. Wang “[60]Fulleropyrrolidines Bearing p-Conjugated Moiety for Polymer Solar Cells:  Contribution of the Chromophoric Substituent on C60 to Photocurrent” ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 2012, 4, 6133−6141
  • E. Hrishkeasn, C. Saravanan and P. Kannan “Bis-triazole appended azobenzenes chromophore for selective sensing of copper (II) ion” Industrial Engineering Chemistry     Research, 2011, Vol. 50, pp. 8225–8229. 
  • T. Palani, C. Saravanan and P. Kannan, “Pendant triazole ring assisted mesogen containing side chain liquid crystalline polymethacrylates: Synthesis and characterization” Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2011, Vol. 123, pp. 81-89.
  • C. Saravanan and P. Kannan, “Fluorine-substituted azobenzene destabilizes polar form of optically switchable fulgimide unit in copolymer system”, Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 48, pp. 1565-1578.
  • C. Saravanan, V. Ambili and P. Kannan, “Hydrogen-bond induced side-chain liquid crystalline polymers based on nicotinic acid derivatives”, Reactive & Functional Polymers, 2010, Vol. 70, pp. 217-222.
  • S. Nithyanandan, C. Saravanan, S. Senthil and P. Kannan, “Microwave-assisted synthesis of photochromic fulgides” J. Chemical Sciences, 2010, Vol. 122, pp. 183-188. 16.    K. Gayathri, C. Saravanan and P. Kannan, “Visibly observed photocrosslinking reaction in indolyl based liquid crystalline polymers: Synthesis and optical properties”, Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2009, Vol. 47, pp. 5208-5220.
  • D. Srividhya, S. Manjunathan, S. Thirumaran, C. Saravanan, S. Senthil, “Synthesis and characterization of 1,2,3-triazole containing liquid crystals through click reaction”, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2009, Vol. 927, pp. 7-13.
  • C. Saravanan and P. Kannan, “Dual-mode optical switching properties of co-polymers containing pendant nitro and cyano substituted azobenzenes and fulgimide units” Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2009, Vol. 94, pp. 1001-1012
  • R.Venkatesh& K Karunakaran , Oxidation of aromatic anils by sodium perborate in aqueous acetic acid medium, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 739-744,Vol 26 (3), 2014
  • Magnesium monoperoxyphthalate oxidation of aromatic anils in aqueous acetonitrile medium, Chemical Science Review and Letters, 108-116,Vol 3 (10), 2014,
  • Kinetic investigation of oxidation of aromatic anils by magnesium monoperoxyphthalate in aqueous acidic medium, Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, 55-60,Vol 15 (3),2013
  • Kinetic investigation of oxidation of aromatic anils by potassium peroxymonosulphate in aqueous medium, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 542-550,Vol 45 (8) 2013
  • Oxidation of aromatic anils in aniline moiety by meta chloroperbenzoic acid in aqueous acetic acid medium, Asian Journal of Chemistry,2015

SONASTARCH ( Sona Science centre for Testing and Applied ResearCH)

Sona S cience centre for Testing and Applied Resear CH ( SONASTARCH) is a state-of-the-art chemistry research laboratory under the department of Chemistry of Sona College of Technology.

Vision

To be a scientific and technological research centre with complete cycle of operations and to be a specific centre of excellence in the field of applied chemistry.

Mission

To carryout research and development activities that help to solve the problem of industries and rural communities and to help increase the productivity, enhance better quality life as well as to conserve environmental conditions.

Testing and Consultancy Services

SONASTARCH is actively involved in the following Consultancy / quality testing services to the private and government sector organizations pertaining to

  • Sago, Starch & allied products
  • Water & Waste-water
  • Food products
  • Metals, Minerals & Alloys
  • Natural products
  • Oils & Soaps
  • Poultry feeds & wastes etc.
  • Ornamental Silver
  • Microbiological analysis
  • Fertilizers, bleaching agents
  • Construction materials