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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

  • 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)

  • Green synthesis of a redox-active riboflavin integrated Ni-MOF and its versatile electrocatalytic applications towards oxygen evolution and reduction, and HMF oxidation reactions. Green Chem. 24(23), 9233-9244 (2022)

  • Piano stool Ru(II)-arene complexes having three monodentate legs: A comprehensive review on their development as anticancer therapeutics over the past decade. Coord. Chem. Rev. 459, 214403 (2022)

  • Mixed-metal MOFs as efficient catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of furfural, levulinic acid and other carbonyl compounds. Mol. Catal. 516, 112004 (2021)

  • Recent advances in cobalt-catalyzed, directing-group-assisted C−H bond amidation reactions. Adv. Synth. Catal. 363(18), 4309-4331 (2021)​

  • Tunable anticancer activity of furoylthiourea-based RuII–arene complexes and their mechanism of action. Chem. Eur. J. 27(26), 7418-7433 (2021)

 Recent News

  • 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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