Organic, Inorganic, Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry
Specific fields of Research
Guidance for the M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees is offered in the five
Physical , Organic, Inorganic, Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry and
also in Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry. Department is rated as one of the
best institute in the country.
Specific Fields of Research : Physical
Investigation of electron density in co-ordinate and momentum spaces;
rigorous bounds and models for atomic and molecular properties.
Molecular reactivity, Parallel computing, Weak intermolecular
interactions, Molecular Hydration, Molecular Clusters, Molecular
visualization, Ab initio calculations on large modules.
Chemical Kinetics :
Kinetics and mechanism of fast organic, inorganic and biochemical
reactions; Solvent effects
Nuclear and Radiation Chemistry :
Color center formation, their transformation with a use for storage of
data in the optical computers, luminescence studies, radiation
decomposition of oxyanions and of resins with use in a radioactive
waste, neutron activation analysis, Tracer techniques of study of the
phenomenon of diffusion, Synthesis of nano-size metals
Excited state dipole moments from electronic spectra, use of IR
integrated intensity to study association; fabrication of C1 NQR
Solid State Materials :
Molecular Metals for use in high energy density batteries, solar cells,
semi-conductor devices, temperature sensors, photo-imaging processes
Specific Fields of Research : Organic
Template directed reactions, organometallic reactions for more efficient
synthesis, regio-, stereo- and chiral selection, synthesis of
biologically active carbocyclic and heterocyclic compounds.
Isolation and structure determination, Synthesis of complex natural
products; conversion of natural products.
Organic reaction mechanism, mechanism of lithiation reactions, mechanism
of unusual reactions, discovery of new reagents and new methodologies,
Specific Fields of Research : Inorganic
Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry
Transition Metal Complexes :
Reactions of coordinated ligands , redistrbution reaction, preparation
of compounds containing in unusual oxidation states
Organometallic Chemistry and
Homogeneous Catalysis :
Synthesis of new series of organometallic compounds, homogeneous
catalysis for carbonylation reactions
Solid State Materials and
Heterogeneous Catalysis :
Synthesis of oxides and metal oxides such as - doped -F , NiO, CoO, NiF,
Bioinorganic Chemistry & Bio-memetic
Study of molecular mechanism of water oxidation in plant
photo-synthesis, ionophores for sequential transport of alkali and
alkaline earth cations , implication of copper and zinc in inflammatory
disorders, synthesis of metal complexes as therapeutic agents and DNA
Supra molecular Chemistry
Synthesis and characterization of Tec tons, Secondary building units and
metallo supramolecular assemblies, water clusters etc.
Photochemistry and Photobiology Organic and Inorganic Compounds in
Presence of biologically relevant biomolecules.
Specific fields of Reserch : Biochemistry
Genetic Engineering :
DNA sequencing by M 13 cloning and sequencing system, Development of a
prenatal diagnostic procedure for sickle cell anaemia and thalasemia
using restriction endo-nuclease polymorphism and PCR, Mutation
characterisation and typing of retinitis pigmentosa in Indian population
using PCR .
Applied and basic Enzymology :
Immobilized enzyme systems, Affinity chromatography
Fundamental Studies :
Newer methods of separation of polysaccharides like starch agar and thir
applications for gel filtration, ion exchange chromatography and
electrophoresis, Enhancing the process of seed germination.
Biochemical aspects of plant lectines and glycosidoses
Drug resistance and Microbial Metabolism
Toxicological Studies of Xenobiotics and Microbial degradation of
xenobiotics Environmental pollution).
Study in antioxidant potential of medicinal plants and
Studies on non-conventional sources of nutrients and neutraceuticals.
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