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     Our Research 


  • We are trying to synthesize coordination / organometallic compounds which can act as catalysts in various reactions 


  • We are developing nano catalytic systems for various organic transformations


  • Our research group also aims at developing transition metal complexes which can bind with DNA and protein.

Recent Publications

  • Ru(II)-p-cymene complexes of furoylthiourea ligands for anticancer applications against breast cancer cells. Inorg. Chem. 62(30), 11761-11774 (2023)

  • Dichloro Ru(II)-p-cymene-1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (RAPTA-C): A case study. ACS Pharmacol. Transl. Sci. 6(7), 982-996 (2023)

  • Interweaving catalysis and cancer using Ru- and Os-arene complexes to alter cellular redox state: A structure-activity relationship (SAR) review. Coord. Chem. Rev. 491, 215230 (2023)

  • Hinged bipodal furoylthiourea-based Ru(II)-arene complexes: Effect of (ortho, meta, or para)-substitution on coordination and anticancer activity. Inorg. Chem. 62(8), 3679-3691 (2023)

  • Influence of indole-N substitution of thiosemicarbazones in cationic Ru(II)(η6-benzene) complexes on their anticancer activity. Organometallics 42(3), 259-275 (2023)

 Recent News

  • Congratulations! Mrs. Aswathi Ravindran N E defended her thesis on 15.04.2024

  • Congratulations! Mrs. R. Haritha defended her thesis on 07.07.2023

  • Congratulations! Mr. S. Pandiaraj defended his thesis on 15.06.2023.

  • Congratulations! Ms. Dorothy Priyanka Dorairaj defended her thesis on 29.03.2023.

  • Congratulations! Ms. S. Srividya defended her thesis on 22.07.2022.

  • Congratulations! Mrs. B. Nithya defended her thesis on 20.07.2022.

  • Ms. Priyanka dorairaj and Mrs. R. Haritha participated in the "28th CRSI-National symposium in Chemistry & 15th CRSI RSC Joint symposium" organized by IIT Guwahati during March 25-27, 2022.

  • Congratulations! Mr. P. Vasanthakumar defended his thesis on 04.02.2022.

  • Congratulations! Mrs. Aswathi Ravindran has been awarded with the Best Oral Presentation Award in the "International Conference on Emerging Trends in Synthetic Organic Chemistry - 2021 (ICETSOC-2021), held at NIT Puducherry, Karaikal, on Dec 6th & 7th, 2021, through virtual mode.


 Contact Address

Dr. R. Karvembu


Department of Chemistry

NIT Tiruchirappalli - 620 015


Phone:  0431-2503636


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