S & H Research Facilities

List of Faculty Members with Ph.D

S.No Name Research Area
1 Dr. Neelakantan, M.A. , Professor & Head/S&H (Chemistry) Bio Inorganic Chemistry
2 Dr.S.Thalamuthu Bioinorganic Chemistry
3 Dr.E.Ramachandran Inorganic Chemistry
4 Dr.B.Annaraj Bioinorganic chemistry
5 Dr.P.Gomathy Nano materials
6 Dr. A. Nichelson Nano materials, Materials Science, Lithium Ion Batteries
7 Dr. A. Panimaya Valan Rakkini Thin films
8 Dr.S.Ramurthy Graph Theory
9 Dr.V.Ramalakshmi Wavelets
10 Dr.R.Rosalin Graph Theory

List of Faculty Members pursuing Ph.D

S.No Name University
1 Mr.S.Chithiraikumar Anna University, Chennai
2 Mr.J.Thamba Anna University, Chennai
3 Mr.V.Saravanapperumal Anna University, Chennai
4 Mrs.S.Geetha MK University, Madurai
5 Mrs.Sasireka MS University, Tirunelveli
6 Mrs.M.Annapoopathi MS University, Tirunelveli
7 Mr.S.Subash MK University, Madurai

Chemistry Research Centre

The Chemistry Research Centre of NEC came into being in the year 2007. Under the nonpareil guidance and leadership of Dr.M.A.Neelakandan, the Chemistry Research Centre is a hub of scientific activities and projects exploring the boundless territory of research. The Chemistry department is actively pursuing research embracing both basic and applied areas of chemistry like organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry. The Chemistry discipline promotes innovative research activities and consultancy services. Our Chemistry Department is approved as Chemistry Research Centre by Anna University, Chennai. The sponsored projects undertaken by the department include the development of chemical compounds as bifunctional chelators, and inhibitors for insulin mimic activity and anticancer activity. We also concentrate our research work on the contaminations and occurrence of heavy metal ions in drinking and industrial water resources. Another prime area of our research is detecting the heavy metal ions by organic sensor and solar materials.

Research Facilities

  • Shimadzu HPLC LC 2010CHT
  • Shimadzu FT-IR Spectrophotometer 8400S
  • Jasco Spectrofluorometer FP 8300M
  • Shimadzu UV-Visible Spectrophotometer – 2450
  • LED Fluorimeter LF-2A
  • Spectrophotometer – Elico SL 177
  • Spectro Electrochemical Workstation (CV) – CH1620E
  • Potentiometer Titrator – HI902C1-02 with combination pH electrode
  • Guoy Balance with electromagnet 11K Gauss
  • Gel Electrophoresis Biotech 03-01 Mini model
  • UV Transilluminator
  • Lark Gel documentation system
  • Micro photo reactor
  • Fume Hood
  • Laminar Air Flow Inlab Horizontal model
  • Incubator
  • Rotary Vaccum Evaporator
  • Water Double Distillation Unit
  • Radiation Survey Meter
  • GPS Oregoan 650 – Garmin
  • Shimadzu ATX 224 Model electrical balance
  • Shimadzu Electronic Balance AUX 220
  • Digital Ultra sonic Cleaner
  • Microwave Oven
  • Water analysis kit
  • Micro Centrifuge Unit
  • BOD Incubator
  • water splitting cell
  • SHIMADZU UV-2450 UV Visible Spectrophotometer with Peltier system (10-110 °C)
  • JASCO FP-8300 Spectrofluorometer with Peltier system (10-110 °C)
  • SHIMADZU 8400S Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR)
  • CHI-Electrochemical workstation with spectrophotometry-620E
  • SHIMADZU Liquid Chromatography- LC2010C (HPLC)

Softwares

  • Gaussian 09W
  • Amsterdam Density Functional Software for Chemistry and Materials
  • Hyperquad and hypspec software

Workstation (Dell Server)

Intel Xenon E5-2620V3
Memory 2X16 GB DDR4

Ph.D Scholars

Supervisor : Dr. M.A. Neelakantan, Professor & Head/S&H (Chemistry)
S.No Name of the Scholar University Status Awarded on
1 C. Balakrishnan Anna University Awarded 2017
2 V. Latha Anna University Awarded 2016
3 L. Subha Anna University Awarded 2016
4 B. Annaraj Anna University Awarded 2015
5 P. JeslinKanagaInba M.S. University Awarded 2013
6 V. Selvarani M.S. University Awarded 2013
7 M. Esakkiammal Anna University Awarded 2013
8 S. Thalamuthu Anna University Awarded 2013
9 C. Puthiyasekar Annamalai University Awarded 2011
10 M. Sundaram M.S. University Awarded 2010

Research Publications

Paper published in National International Journals
Academic Year 2021

  • M. Theetharappan, M.A. Neelakantan, (2021), A Water-Soluble Schiff Base Turn-on Fluorescent Chemosensor for the Detection of Al3+ and Zn2+ Ions at the Nanomolar Level: Application in Live-Cell Imaging, Journal of Fluorescence, Pub Date : 2021-05-29 , DOI: 10.1007/s10895-021-02756-7.
  • V. Raja, S.K. Sahoo, K. Sreekumar, M.A. Neelakantan, (2021), High background radiation places and spatial distribution of uranium in groundwater of monazite placer deposit in Kanniyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India, Journal of Radio analytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 328(3), pp. 925–939.
  • Mrs.R.Venkada Lakshmi, Velayutham Raja, Sabarathinam Chidambaram, Dr.C.Puthiya Sekar, Dr.M.A.Neelakantan, Industrial impact on groundwater quality with special reference to Cr2+ and Pb2+ in coastal aquifers, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment with Impact Factor 1.903, 193(7), 389 June 2021.
  • Mrs.R.Venkada Lakshmi, Dr.C.Puthiya Sekar Dr.M.A.Neelakantan, Evaluation of Groundwater Quality in Virudhunagar Taluk, Tamil Nadu, India by using Statistical Methods and GIS Technique, Journal of the geological society of India IF:0.899, 97(5), pp. 527–538, May 2021.
  • Neethu K.S, Sivaselvam S, Theetharappan M, Ranjitha J , Bhuvanesh N.S.P, Ponpandian , Dr.M.A.Neelakantan, Kaveri M.V, In vitro evaluations of biomolecular interactions, antioxidant and anticancer activities of Nickel(II) and Copper(II) complexes with 1:2 coordination of anthracenyl hydrazone ligands, Inorganic Chimica Acta IF:2.304, 524, 120419, April 2021.
  • Dr. A. Panimaya Valan Rakkinia and K. Mohanraj, Influence of pH of the electrolyte on the formation and properties of electrodeposited ZrSe2 thin films, Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry IF:0.839, DOI: 10.1080/24701556.2021.1913420, April 2021.
  • V.Raja, Dr.M.A.Neelakantan, Pollution and noncarcinogenic health risk levels of nitrate and fluoride in groundwater of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, India, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry IF:1.431, doi/full/10.1080/03067319.2021.1890063, February 2021.
  • V.Raja, Dr.M.A.Neelakantan, Evaluation of Groundwater Quality with Health Risk Assessment of Fluoride and Nitrate in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu,India Arabian Journal of Geosciences IF:1.37, January 2021.
  • Velayutham Raja, Mrs.R.Venkada Lakshmi, Dr.C.Puthiya Sekar, Sabarathinam Chidambaram, Dr.M.A.Neelakantan, Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Groundwater of Industrial Township Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 80(1):144-163, doi: 10.1007/s00244-020-00795-y, January 2021.

Academic Year 2020

  • Dr.S. Thalamuthu, Dr.M.A. Neelakantan, Trinuclear nickel(II) amino acid Schiff base complex containing phenolato and acetato bridges: Structural and functional resemblance of urease, Inorganica Chimica Acta IF:2.304, 516, 120109, October 2020.
  • K. Karuppasamy, Dhanasekaran Vikramana, Jong-Hyeok Choi, Ranjith Bose,Dr.A. Nichelson, T. Maiyalagan, Hyun-Seok Kima, Hybrid lithium-ion capacitors based on novel1-butyl-3-methylimidazoliumbis(nonafluorobutanesulfonyl imide) (BMImBNFSI)ionic liquid electrolytes: a detailed investigation ofelectrochemical and cycling behaviors, Journal of Materials Research and Technology IF:3.327, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5216-5227, April 2020.
  • Dr.E.Ramachandran, Valentina Gandin, Roberta Bertani, Paolo Sgarbossa,K. Natarajan, Nattamai S.P. Bhuvanesh, Alfonso Venzo, Alfonso Zoleo , Mirto Mozzon , essandro Dolmella , Alberto Albinati, Carlo Castellano ,Nuno Reis Conceição, M. Fátima ,C. Guedes da Silva, and Cristina Marzano, Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activity of Novel Cu(II) Complexes of 6-Methyl-2-Oxo-1,2-Dihydroquinoline-3-Carbaldehy de-4n-Substituted hiosemicarbazones, Molecules IF:3.060, 25, 1868, April 2020.
  • Durai Ganesh, G.Senthilkumar, Laith Ahmed Najam, V.Raja,Dr.M.A.Neelakatan and R.Ravisankar, Uranium quantification in groundwater and health risk from its ingestion in and around Tiruvannamalai,Tamilnadu, India, Radiation Protection Dosimetry IF: 0.831, pp: 1-12 DOI: i:10.1093/rpd/ncaa024, Feb 2020.

Academic Year 2019

  • K.Karuppasamy,Dhanasekaran Vikraman,In-Tae Hwang,Hyun-Jung Kim, Dr.A.Nichelson,Ranjith Bose, Hyun-Seok Kim, Nonaqueous liquid electrolytes based on novel 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis (nonafluorobutane-1-sulfonyl imidate) ionic liquid for energy storage devices, Journal of Materials Research and Technology IF:3.327, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1251-1260, December 2019.
  • Neethu, K.S., Jayanthi, E., Theetharappan, M., Bhuvanesh Nattamai, S.P., Neelakantan, M.A., Kaveri, M. & Velusamy  (2019)  ” Organoruthenium (II) complexes featuring pyrazole‐linked Schiff base ligands: Crystal structure, DNA/BSA interactions, cytotoxicity and molecular docking”  Applied Organometallic Chemistry., e4751. doi:10.1002/aoc.4751

Academic Year 2018

  • Neelakantan, M.A., Balamurugan. M., Balakrishnan, C. & Mariappan, S.S. (2018) “Zinc(II)-N 2 O 2 ligation complex-based DNA/protein binder and cleaver having enhanced cytotoxic and phosphatase activity: Zinc(II)-N2O2 ligation complex and phosphatase activity” Applied Organometallic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.4400.
  • Neelakantan, M.A., Balakrishnan, C., Kowsalya, P. & Selvarani, V. (2018) “Experimental and theoretical studies on vanadium bromoperoxidase activity of alkyne arm dioxidovanadium(V) complex: Crystal structure, spectral studies, and DFT calculations” Polyhedron, 145, pp.191-199.
  • Kowsalya, P., Bhuvanesh, N.S.P. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2018) “Chemical Reactivity and Quantifying the Intra‐ and Intermolecular Interactions in Zwitterionic Compounds” ChemistrySelect, 3,pp. 2045-2052.
  • Balakrishnan, C. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2018) “Crystal structure and bio-catalytic potential of oxovanadium(IV) Schiff base complexes derived from 2-hydroxy-4-(prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)benzaldehyde and alicyclic/aromatic diamines” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 469, pp.503-514.

Academic Year 2017

  • Neelakantan, M.A., Balakrishnan, C., Selvarani, V. & Theetharappan, M. (2017) “DNA/BSA binding interactions and VHPO mimicking potential of vanadium(IV) complexes: Synthesis, structural characterization and DFT studies” Applied Organometallic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.4125
  • Neelakantan, M.A., Balamurugan, K., Balakrishnan, C. & Subha, L. (2017) “Interaction of Amino Acid Schiff Base Metal Complexes with DNA/BSA Protein and Antibacterial Activity: Spectral Studies, DFT Calculations and Molecular Docking Simulations” Applied Organometallic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.4259
  • Gandhimathi, S., Theetharappan, M., Bhuvanesh, N.S.P. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2017) “Crystal structure, theoretical and experimental electronic structure and DNA/BSA protein interactions of nickel(II) N2O2 tetradentate Schiff base complexes” Polyhedron, 138, pp.88-102.
  • Balakrishnan, C., Neelakantan, M.A. & Sharmila Banerje (2017) “A Zwitterionic pH Responsive ESIPT-Based Fluorescence “Turn-On” Al 3+ Ion Sensing Probe and its Bioimaging Applications” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 253, pp. 1012-1025 (IF: 5.401).
  • Chithiraikumar, S., Balakrishnan, C. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2017), “Tuning ligand vicinity towards development of ” turn-on” fluorescence for cadmium(II) ions under physiological pH and bio-imaging”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 249, pp. 235-245 (IF: 4.758).
  • Balakrishnan, C., Theetharappan, M., Kowsalya, P., Natarajan, S., Neelakantan, M.A. & Mariappan, S.S. (2017), “Biocatalysis, DNA–protein interactions, cytotoxicity and molecular docking of Cu(II), Ni(II), Zn(II) and V(IV) Schiff base complexes”, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3776 (IF: 2.452).
  • Chithiraikumar, S., Gandhimathi, S. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2017), “Structural characterization, surface characteristics and non-covalent interactions of a heterocyclic Schiff base: Evaluation of antioxidant potential by UV–visible spectroscopy and DFT”, Journal of Molecular Structur, vol. 1137, pp. 569-580 (IF: 1.780).
  • Gandhimathi, S., Balakrishnan, C., Theetharappan, M., Neelakantan, M.A. & Venkataraman, R. (2017), “Noncovalent interactions from electron density topology and solvent effects on spectral properties of Schiff bases”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, vol. 175, pp. 134-144 (IF: 2.653).

Academic Year 2016

  • Theetharappan, M., Subha, L., Balakrishnan, C. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2016), “Binding interactions of mixed ligand copper(II) amino acid Schiff base complexes with biological targets: Spectroscopic evaluation and molecular docking”, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/aoc.3713 (IF: 2.452).
  • Balakrishnan, C. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2016), “Exploration of biological activities of alkyne arms containing Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes: syntheses, crystal structures and DFT calculations”, RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 102482-102497 (IF: 3.289).
  • Annaraj, B. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2016), “Synthesis, structure information, DNA/BSA binding affinity and in vitro cytotoxic studies of mixed ligand copper(II) complexes containing a phenylalanine derivative and diimine co-ligands”, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology, B: Biology, vol. 160, pp. 278-291 (IF: 3.035).
  • Gandhimathi, S. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2016), “Crystal structure, solvatochromism and estimation of ground and excited state dipole moments of an allyl arm containing Schiff base: Experimental and theoretical calculations”, Journal of Molecular liquids, vol. 219, pp. 239-250 (IF: 2.740).
  • Chithiraikumar, S. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2016), Experimental and theoretical investigation of a pyridine containing Schiff base: Hirshfeld analysis of crystal structure, interaction with biomolecules and cytotoxicity, Journal of Molecular Structure, vol. 1108, pp. 654-666 (IF: 1.602).
  • Rosalin, S., Paulraj Joseph, J. (2016), “Induced Cycle Number of Derived Graphs” Discrete Mathematics Algorithms and Applications, vol. 8, pp. 15.
  • Kathiresan, K.M., Lenin, R. & Martin Baca, “The forcing strong metric dimension of a graph” Contributions to Discrete Mathematics – Accepted (IF: 0.09)
  • Kathiresan, K.M. & Lenin, R. (2016), “Some Results on adjacency dimension of a graph”, Journal of Graph Labeling, vol. 2, pp. 177-182.
  • Neelakantan, M.A., Annaraj, B. & Mitu, L.(2016), “Synthesis and crystal structure of imidazole containing amide as a turn on fluorescent probe for nickel ion in aqueous media. An experimental and theoretical investigation”, Journal of Molecular Structure, vol. 1104, pp. 1-6 (IF: 1.602).
  • Subha, L., Balakrishnan, C., Natarajan, S., Theetharappan, M., Subramanian, B. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2016), “Water soluble and efficient amino acid Schiff base receptor for reversible fluorescence turn-on detection of Zn2+ ions: Quantum chemical calculations and detection of bacteria”, Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, vol. 153, pp. 249-256 (IF: 2.098).

Academic Year 2015

  • Balakrishnan, C., Subha, L., Neelakantan, M.A. & Mariappan. S.S. (2015), “Synthesis, spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, DFT calculations, DNA binding and molecular docking of a propargyl arms containing Schiff base” Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, vol. 150, pp. 161-171 (IF: 2.098).
  • Annaraj, B. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2015), “Synthesis, crystal structure and biological exploration of water soluble Cu(II) complexes of vitamin B6 derivative”, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 102, pp. 1-8 (IF: 3.902).
  • Latha, V., Balakrishnan, C. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2015), “Synthesis, crystal structure and DFT studies of a dual fluorescent ketamine: Structural changes in the ground and excited states”, Journal of Molecular Structure, vol. 1092, pp. 63-71 (IF: 1.602).
  • Rosalin, S. & Paulraj Joseph, J.(2015), “Induced Cycle Number of Graphs”, Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences and Cryptography, vol .18, pp. 887-901.
  • Subha, L., Balakrishnan, C., Thalamuthu, S. & Neelakantan, M.A. (2015), “Mixed ligand Cu(II) complexes containing o-vanillin-L-tryptophan Schiff base and heterocyclic nitrogen bases: Synthesis, structural characterization and biological properties”, Journal of Coordination chemistry, vol. 68, pp. 1021-1039 (IF: 1.756).
  • Ashok Kumar, J., Perumal, S. & Murali, K.R. (2015), “Brush Electrodeposited AgGaSe thin films”, International Journal of applied Engineering. Research, vol. 10, pp. 1602-1605.
  • Ashok Kumar, J., Perumal, S. & Murali, K.R (2015), “Brush Electrodeposited AgGaSe2 Films and their Optical Characteristics”, Chinese Journal of Physics, vol. 53, pp. 2