Chemistry Department

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Dr. Praveen Prakash

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Edu. Qualifications

  • MSc.
  • CSIR-JRF, NET
  • PhD

Areas of Interest/Specialisation

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Transition metal catalyzed synthetic transformations
  • C–H bond functionalization
  • Supramolecular assembly of metal nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes

Courses/subject Taught

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Field of Research

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Nanochemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry

Experience

  • 10 Years in Research & 3 Years in Teaching

Memberships in Learned Bodies/Societies, If any

  • Academy of Chemistry Teachers
  • French Chemical Society

Scholarships/Fellowships Obtained

  • CEA-Eurotalents Fellowship (Marie Curie COFUND) (2014) for two year postdoctoral research (March 2015-March 2017) at CEA-Saclay, Paris, France
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (2011)
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE Score–94.69%) (2009)
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (2008)

Extension Activities

  • Preparation and distribution of Hand Sanitizers during the pandemic period
  • Associated with “Talent Hunt-Shastrajalakam” at Sree Narayana College, Kannur on 10-11-2018 organized by Sate Institute of Educational Technology (SIET), Govt. of Kerala

Papers Published

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  • Diazanorbornene: A Valuable Synthon towards Carbocycles and Heterocycles. P. Preethalayam, E. Jijy, P. Prakash, S. C. Sarngadharan, A. Vijayan, K. V. Radhakrishnan and J. John. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 42, 6588. [Impact Factor: 2.889; ISSN: 1099-0690 (online)].
  • Carbon nanotube-copper ferrite-catalyzed aqueous 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of in situ-generated organic azides with alkynes. P. Prakash, R. A. Kumar, F. Miserque, V. Geertsen, E. Gravel and E. Doris. Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3644. [Impact Factor: 6.164; ISSN: 1364-548X (online); 1359-7345 (Print + online)].
  • Direct and Co-catalytic Oxidation of Hydroxylamines to Nitrones Promoted by Rhodium Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanotubes. P. Prakash, E. Gravel, D-V. Nguyen, I. N. N. Namboothiri and E. Doris. ChemCatChem, 2017, 9, 2091. [Impact Factor:  4.853; ISSN: 1867-3899 (online)].
  • Aqueous 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions promoted by copper nanoparticles in polydiacetylene micelles. D. Clarisse, P. Prakash, V. Geertsen, F. Miserque, E. Gravel and E. Doris. Green Chem., 2017, 19, 3112. [Impact Factor: 9.480; ISSN: 1463-9270 (online), 1463-9262 (Print + online)].
  • Selective conversion of nitroarenes to N-aryl hydroxylamines catalyzed by carbon nanotube-supported nickel(II) hydroxide. P. Prakash, V. Geertsen, F. Miserque, E. Gravel and E. Doris ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 5891. [Impact Factor: 1.811; ISSN: 2365-6549 (online)].
  • CO2 Reduction to CO in Water: Carbon Nanotube–Gold Nanohybrid as a Selective and Efficient Electrocatalyst. T. N. Huan, P. Prakash, P. Simon, G. lle Rousse, X. Xu, V. Artero, E. Gravel, Eric Doris and M. Fontecave. ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 2317. [Impact Factor:  7.962; ISSN: 1864-564X (online)].
  • Direct and Co-Catalytic Oxidative Aromatization of 1,4-Dihydropyridines and Related Substrates using Gold Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanotubes. P. Prakash, E. Gravel, H. Li, F. Miserque, A. Habert, M- den Hertog, W. L. Ling, I. N. N. Namboothiri and E. Doris Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, 6, 6476. [Impact Factor:  5.726; ISSN: 2044-4761 (online)].
  • Supramolecular Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes: Application to the Catalytic Oxidation of Hydroxylamines. N. Shah, P. Basu, P. Prakash, S. Donck, E. Gravel, I. N. N. Namboothiri and E. Doris  Nanomaterials, 2016, 6, 37; doi:10.3390/nano6030037. (Co-first author) [Impact Factor: 4.324; ISSN: 2079-4991 (online)].
  • Carbon Nanotube–Ruthenium Hybrids for the Partial Reduction of 2-Nitrochalcones: Easy Access to Quinoline N-Oxides. P. Basu, P. Prakash, E. Gravel, N. Shah, K. Bera, E. Doris and I. N. N. Namboothiri. ChemCatChem, 2016, 8, 1298. [Impact Factor:  4.853; ISSN: 1867-3899 (online)].
  • Triphenylbismuth Carbonate-Mediated Oxidation of Hydroxylamines to Nitrones and in situ 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition. D-V. Nguyen, P. Prakash, E. Gravel and E. Doris RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 89238. [Impact Factor: 3.119; ISSN: 2046-2069 (online)].
  • An easy access to fused chromanones via rhodium catalyzed oxidative coupling of salicylaldehydes with heterobicyclic olefins. A. Vijayan, T.V. Baiju, E. Jijy, P. Prakash, M. Shimi, N. Joseph, P. M. Pihko, S. Varughese and K.V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 4007. [Impact Factor: 2.379; ISSN: 0040-4020].
  • Mild and Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Organic Substrates by a Carbon Nanotube-Rhodium Nanohybrid. S. Donck, E. Gravel, A. Li, P. Prakash, N. Shah, J. Leroy, H. Li, I. N. N. Namboothiri and E. Doris. Catal. Sci. Technol., 2015, 5, 4542. [Impact Factor:  5.726; ISSN: 2044-4761 (online)].
  • Polydiacetylene Nanotubes in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Application to the Gold-Mediated Oxidation of Silanes. E. Villemin, E. Gravel, D. V. Jawale, P. Prakash, I. N. N. Namboothiri and E. Doris. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2015, 216, 2398. [Impact Factor: 2.622; ISSN: 1521-3935 (online)].
  • Lewis Acid Catalyzed C-3 Alkylidenecyclopenten-ylation of Indoles: An Easy Access to Functionalized Indoles and Bisindoles. S. S. Chand, B. S. Sasidhar, P. Prakash, P. Sasikumar, P. Preethanuj, F. Jaroschik, D. Harakat, J-L. Vasse and K. V. Radhakrishnan. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 38075. [Impact Factor: 3.119; ISSN: 2046-2069 (online)].
  • Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C-H Activation of Phenylazoles toward  C-N Bond Cleavage of Diazabicyclic Olefins: A Facile Access to mono– and bis– Cyclopentenyl Functionalized Aza-heteroaromatics. P. Prakash, P. S. Aparna, E. Jijy, P. V. Santhini, S. Varughese and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Synlett, 2014, 25, 275. [Impact Factor: 2.369; ISSN: 1437-2096 (online), 0936-5214 (Print)].
  • Rhodium(III) Catalyzed Synthesis of Isoquinolone Fused Azabicycles through C-H Activation of N-Pivaloyloxybenzamides. P. Prakash, E. Jijy, P. S. Aparna, S. Viji and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron Lett., 2014, 55, 916. [Impact Factor:  2.275; ISSN: 0040-4039].
  • Trapping the Lewis Acid Generated Transient Species from Pentafulvene Derived Diazanorbornenes with ortho-Functionalized Aryl Iodides and Aliphatic Alcohols. S. S. Chand, S. Saranya, P. Preethanuj, B. P. Dhanya, E. Jijy, P. Prakash, J. Szymoniak, P. V. Santhini and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 3045. [Impact Factor: 3.490; ISSN: 1477-0539 (online), 1477-0520 (Print + online)].
  • Ruthenium Catalyzed Desymmetrization of Diazabicyclic Olefins to Access Heteroaryl Substituted Cyclopentenes through C-H Activation of Phenylazoles. P. S. Aparna, B. Prabha, P. Prakash, E. Jijy, R. L. Varma  and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron  Lett., 2014, 55, 865. [Impact Factor:  2.275; ISSN: 0040-4039].
  • Palladium Catalyzed Decarboxylative1,2-addition of Allyl Carbonates  to Carbonyl group of Squarates and Isatins. T. V. Baiju, N. Joseph, J. Ajit, P. Prakash, K. V. Radhakrishnan. and Y. Yamamoto. Synlett, 2014, 25, 1246. [Impact Factor: 2.369; ISSN: 1437-2096 (online), 0936-5214 (Print)].
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Ring Opening of Cyclopropane-Appended Spirotricyclic Olefins with Soft Nucleophiles and Organoboronic Acids: Facile Synthesis of Functionalized Spiro[2.4]heptenes. E. Jijy, P. Prakash, T. V. Baiju, M. Shimi, E. Suresh and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Synthesis, 2014, 46, 2629. [Impact Factor: 2.867; ISSN: 0039-7881].
  • Palladium Catalyzed Skeletal Rearrangement of Spirotricyclic Olefins: A facile One Pot Strategy for the Synthesis of a Novel Motif with Cyclopentene Fused to Benzofuran and Pyrazolidine. P. Prakash, E. Jijy, P. Preethalayam, P. M. Pihko, S.S. Chand and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 10473. [Impact Factor: 5.16; ISSN: 1521-3765 (online)].
  • Rhodium Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Salicylaldehydes with Azabicyclic Olefins: A One Pot Strategy involving Aldehyde C-H Cleavage and p-Allyl Chemistry towards the Synthesis of Fused Ring Chromanones. E. Jijy, P. Prakash, M. Shimi, P. M. Pihko, N. Joseph and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7349. [Impact Factor: 6.164; ISSN: 1364-548X (online); 1359-7345 (Print + online)].
  • Palladium/Lewis Acid Mediated Domino Reaction of Pentafulvene Derived Diazabicyclic Olefins: Efficient Access to Spiropentacyclic Motif with an Indoline and Pyrazolidine fused to Cyclopentene. S. S. Chand, E. Jijy, P. Prakash, J. Szymoniak, P. Preethanuj, B. P. Dhanya and K.V. Radhakrishnan.      Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 3338. [Impact Factor: 6.555; ISSN: 1523-7052 (online), 1523-7060 (Print)].
  • Mild Rhodium(I) Catalyzed Ring Opening of Cyclopropane Appended Spirotricyclic Olefins through C-H Activation of Arylboronic Acids. P. Prakash, E. Jijy, M. Shimi, P. S. Aparna, E. Suresh and K. V. Radhakrishnan RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 19933. [Impact Factor: 3.119; ISSN: 2046-2069 (online)].
  • Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed De-symmetrization of Strained Olefins through C-H Activation of O-Acetyl Ketoximes: An Efficient Synthesis of trans-Functionalized Cyclopentenes and Spiro[2.4] heptenes. E. Jijy, P. Prakash, M. Shimi, S. Saranya, P. Preethanuj, P. M. Pihko, Sunil Varughese and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron Lett., 2013, 54, 7127. [Impact Factor:  2.275; ISSN: 0040-4039].
  • Synthesis of Functionalized Indanes via Palladium Catalyzed Carboannulation of Diazabicyclic Olefins with o-Iodostyrenes. E. Jijy, P. Prakash, S. Saranya and K.V. Radhakrishnan. Synthesis, 2013, 45, 2583. [Impact Factor: 2.867; ISSN: 0039-7881].
  • Cycloaddition Profile of Pentafulvenes with 3-Oxidopyrylium Betaines: Effect of Solvent, Temperature and Base on Periselectivity. J. M. Kuthanapillil, A. Nijamudheen, P. Prakash, E. Suresh, A. Datta, and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 9751. [Impact Factor: 2.379; ISSN: 0040-4020].
  • Palladium Catalyzed Reaction of ortho Functionalized Aryl Iodides with Bicyclic Hydrazines:  Facile Route towards Heteroannulated Cyclopentenes and Azabicycles. J. John, R. Rajan, S. S. Chand, P. Prakash, N. Joseph, E. Suresh and K. V. Radhakrishnan. Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 152. [Impact Factor: 2.379; ISSN: 0040-4020].

Papers Presented

  • Journées de Chimie Organique (JCO 2016), held at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, September, 2016.
  • Transcending Frontiers in Organic Chemistry (TFOC 2014), held at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, October, 2014.
  • IX J-NOST Conference for Research Scholars, held at IISER, Bhopal, December, 2013.
  • International Conference on Drug Development for Orphan/Neglected Diseases (CTDDR-2013), held at CDRI, Lucknow, February, 2013.
  • National Conference on Recent Trends in Organic Synthesis (RTOS 2011), held at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, February, 2011.
  • National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences: Frontiers and Challenges (RTCSFC 2011), held at University of Kerala, Kariavattom, August, 2011 (PP 12, Second Best Paper Award).
  • International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ICHC-2011), held at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, December, 2011.

Orientation Courses Attended

  • Four week Induction/Orientation Programme for “Faculty in Universities/Colleges/Institutes of Higher Education”; Organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi & Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching from 04.06.2020 to 01.07.2020.

Refresher Courses/Short term courses Attended

  • Two Week Online Inter – disciplinary Refresher Course/Faculty Development Programme on “Managing Online Classes and Co – Creating MOOCS (Level 2)” ; Organized by Teaching Learning Centre, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi & Sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching from 02.06.2021 to 16.06.2021.
  • One Week online Short term Faculty Development Programme (Interdisciplinary) on “Towards a Digital Era of Teaching and Learning” organised by UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram in collaboration with KSMDB College, Sasthamcotta from 12.09.2020 to 18.09.2020.
  • Five Days Online National Level Faculty Development Programme on “Moodle- Learning Management System” , Organized by the Department of Computer Applications, MES College Marampally, in association with Spoken Tutorial, IIT Bombay & Funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Pandit Madan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching from 19.05.2020 to 23.05.2020.
  • Two weeks MOOC Course on “Online Learning and Content Development” ;  Organized by FLAIR Kerala, Directorate of College Education, Government of Kerala from 18.04.2020 to 02.05.2020.

Seminars/Workshops/Trainings Organized

  • International Webinar on Recent Advances in Chemical Science (Co-ordinator); Organized by PG & Research Department of Chemistry in association with IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Kollam from 28.05.2020 to 31.05.2020.
  • Online Test Series: Training for CSIR-UGC JRF/NET & GATE Examinations (Co-ordinator) from 17.05.2020 (Conducted by Department of Chemistry and IQAC, Sree Narayana College, Kollam)
  • One Day Orientation Programme for First Year PG and UG Chemistry Students (Co-ordinator); Organized by Department of Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, Kollam on 08.08.2019.
  • One Day Workshop on PG Chemistry Syllabus Revision (Co-ordinator); Jointly Organized by Academy of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) & Department of Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, Kollam on 29.06.2019.

Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • 14th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-14), held at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, February, 2012.
  • 5th Mid-Year CRSI Symposium in Chemistry, held at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, July, 2010.
  • International Seminar on Computational Drug Discovery in Pharma R & D, held at IIITM-K, Technopark, Trivandrum, July, 2007.

Workshops/Trainings/Professional Development Courses Attended

  • Workshop on “Syllabus Revision (Outcome Based Education, OBE) of UG/PG Syllabi of Chemistry” at the Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram conducted by the Board of Studies in Chemistry (PG/Pass) in association with the Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala from 23.10.2019 to 25.10.2019.
  • Five Days  Faculty Development Programme (Online) on “Pedagological Approaches and Digital Tools for Effective Teaching-Learning” , Organized by IQAC, MES Keveeyam College, Valanchery under the UGC Paramarsh Scheme in association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from 03.09.2020 to 07.09.2020.
  • One Week online Short term Faculty Development Programme on “ICT Tools for Teaching Learning Process- Post Pandemic Educational Strategies”, (17.09.2020 to 23.09.2020) organised by Department of Physics and IQAC Sree Narayana College Kollam in collaboration with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from 17.08.2020 to 23.08.2020.
  • Six Days Short Term Faculty Development Programme ;  (Online) Organized by PG Department of Chemistry, IQAC and Chemistry Alumni Association, Payyanur College, in association with The Kerala State Higher Education Council from 23.05.2020 to 28.05.2020.
  • Postdoc: How to Manage a Career, Evaluation, Project, Action, held at CEA-Saclay, France, April, 2015.
  • Strategies for Linking R & D Efforts in the Laboratory to Technology and Business Development, held at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, March, 2013.
  • ACS on Campus, held at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, November, 2013.
  • CSIR NIIST – ACT National Workshop on Frontiers in Organic Synthesis and Drug Discovery, held at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, March, 2012.

Academic Responsibilities Undertaken

  • Tutorship-MSc. Chemistry/MSc. Analytical Chemistry (2019-21)
  • Guiding PG/UG Students for Project Works
  • Valuation of University Theory Examination Papers (PG & UG)
  • External Examiner for University Practical Examinations (PG & UG)
  • Invigilation Duty of University Examinations

Duties Performed at College

  • Member: RUSA (Monitoring Committee)
  • Verifying Officer: Scholarship Cell
  • Mentor: For NPTEL Courses
  • Department Level Coordinator: IQAC (2019-)
  • Member: Admission Committee (2019-20, 2020-21)
  • Member: Career Guidance and Placement Cell (2019-20)
  • Member: Hand book Revision Committee (2019-20)
  • Member: Vision 2030 (2018-19)

Awards/Honours/Patents

  • Best paper prize (2nd) at ‘National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences: Frontiers and Challenges’, held at University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India (2011).
  • Certificate of Reviewing from Materials Today: Proceedings; ISSN: 2214-7853.

Collaboration/Consultancy

  • Dr. K. V. Radhakrishnan, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum
  • Dr. Eric Doris,  Research Director/CEA Senior Expert, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay, France

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