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Dr. R. Karvembu
Dr. R. Karvembu

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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

  • 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)

  • Synthesis of palladium(II) complexes via Michael addition: Antiproliferative effects through ROS-mediated mitochondrial apoptosis and docking with SARS-CoV-2. Inorg. Chem. 59(23), 17109-17122 (2020)

  • Unmodified maghemite from river sand as a selective catalyst for base-free transfer hydrogenation of furfural, levulinic acid and o-vanillin: A pathway for sustainable biomass conversions. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 8(46), 17069-17078 (2020) 

 Recent News

  • 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.

  • Congratulations! Ms. M. Nithya defended her thesis on 29.06.2021.

  • Congratulations! Mr. P.N. Sathish kumar defended his thesis on 04.05.2021.


 Contact Address

Dr. R. Karvembu


Department of Chemistry

NIT Tiruchirappalli - 620 015


Phone:  0431-2503636