Dr. C. Saravanan
Assistant professor & Head
Centre for Advanced Organic Materials (Sona-AROMA)
Department of Science (Chemistry),
Sona College of Technology,(Anna University), Salem – 636 005. India


  • Kumaravel Elavarasan, Chinnusamy Saravanan,* Yen-Ju Hsieh, Yi-Min Chang and Leeyih Wang* (2017), “[60]Fullerene-quinoxaline, benzodiazole and benzoselenadiazole based dyads for thermally stable polymer solar cells: Effect of anchor groups on fullerene versus thermal stability” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (under review).
  • T. Giridhar, T.-H. Han, W. Cho, C. Saravanan, T.-W. Lee, S.-H. Jin, “An Easy Route to Achieve Red Emitting Homoleptic Ir(III) Complex for Highly Efficient Solution-Processed Phosphorescent Organic Light- Emitting Diodes” Chemistry-A European Jouranl, 2014, 20, 8260-8264
  • T. Giridhar, C. Saravanan, W. Cho, Y. G. Park, J. Y. Lee, S.-H. Jin, “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, “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, “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, “Synthesis and Characterization of 5¢- Hexyl-2,2¢-Bithiophene Based on Organic Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Applications” S.-H. Jin, H. Yoo, C. Lee, C. Saravanan, Y.-S. Gal and J. W. Lee, “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • C. Saravanan, S. Senthil and P. Kannan, “Click chemistry-assisted triazole- substituted azobenzene and fulgimide units in the pendant-based copoly(decyloxymethacrylate)s for dual-mode optical switches”, Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, Vol. 46, pp. 7843–7860.
  • C. Saravanan, M. Deepa, P. Kannan, and S. Senthil, “Donor/acceptor interaction- assisted mesophase formation in liquid crystals containing azobenzenes and their polymers” Z. Naturforsch., 2008, Vol. 63b, pp. 571 – 576.
  • R. Mohan Kumar, C. Saravanan and P. Kannan, “Novel liquid crystalline photoactive poly [4-(4¢- x- biphenyl)yl-4¢¢-(m-methacryloyloxyalkyloxy)cinnamate]s”European Polymer Journal, 2007, Vol. 43, pp. 2648-2659.

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Personal Information
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Married
Date of Birth : 02.06.1977
Languages Known : English & Tamil
Nationality : Indian
Permanent Address : S/o Mr. A. Chinnusamy, Valluvankadu, Karuppur post, Salem-636012, Tamil Nadu, India