Chemistry Dr. B.VIJAYAKUMAR

Name:                         Dr. B.VIJAYAKUMAR

Designation:               Professor

Contact Address:      Dept. of Chemistry, Science and Humanities,

Vel Tech High Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engg. College, Avadi, Chennai-600 062.

Degree            :                       M.Sc., (Tech) Ph.D.

Degree University Field of Specialisation
B.Sc. Sri Venkateswara University,

Tirupati, A.P.

Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics
M.Sc.,(Tech) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Chemistry-Petrochemicals
Ph.D. Visvesvaraya Technological University Chemistry-Heterogeneous catalysis/Organic chemistry

Years of Experience: 10 Years

Conferences Attended:

  1. Synthesis of  p-tolyl stearate catalyzed by acid activated clay,         B.Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, G. Nagendrappa and B.S.JaiPrakash, Presented in the ICC’s 20th National Conference, held on 22-24th December 2001 at the University of Mysore, Mysore, India.
  2. Synthesis of the ester components of Spermaceti (Sperm whale oil) catalyzed by acid activated Indian bentonite, B.Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, G. Nagendrappa and B.S.JaiPrakash, Presented in the ICC’s 21st National Conference, held on 24-26th October 2002 at the Rani Durgavathi University, Jabalpur, India.
  3. Enhancement of Bronsted acidity of an Indian bentonite: Study of its effect on esterification,             B.Vijayakumar, C.Ravindra Reddy, PushpaIyengar, G. Nagendrappa and B.S.JaiPrakash, Presented in the 16th National Symposium & 1st Indo-German Conference onCatalysis, held on 6-8th February 2003 at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,Hyderabad, India.
  4. Synthesis of phenyl acetates using aluminium exchanged montmorillonite clay catalyst, C. Ravindra Reddy, B.Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, G. Nagendrappa and B.S.JaiPrakash, Presented in the 16th National Symposium & 1st Indo-German Conference onCatalysis, held on 6-8th February 2003 at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology,Hyderabad, India.
  5. An eco-friendly method for the synthesis of aryl and alkyl esters of carboxylic acids using a modified Indian bentonite clay catalyst,           B. Vijayakumar, G. Nagendrappa and B.S.JaiPrakash, Presented in the National Symposium on Future Challenges in Chemical Sciences (FCCS-05), held on 9-11th March 2005 at the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India.
  6. Synthesis of 7-hydroxy-4-methylcoumarin catalysed by PWA/montmorillonite K10 under solvent-free conditions, B.Vijayakumar and G. RangaRao, Presented in the National Conference on ADVANCES IN PHYSICAL AND THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY,       APTChem-2009, held on 19th& 20th March 2009 at the Department of Chemistry, University of          Calicut, Calicut, Kerala-673 635, India.
  7. Synthesis of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones/thiones catalysed by ZrOCl2/montmorillonite K10 under solvent-free conditions,          B.Vijayakumar and G. RangaRao, Presented in the International Conference on Current Trends in Chemistry and Biochemistry,ICCTCB-2009, held on 18th& 19th December 2009 at the Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore-560 001, India.
  8. Microwave assisted synthesis of 3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2(1H)-ones/thiones catalysed by ZrOCl2 supported montmorillonites, B.Vijayakumar and G. RangaRao, Presented in the Indo-Hungarian Workshop on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis”, held on 16-18th February 2010 at IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036, India.
  9. Preparation, characterization and electrochemical properties of MnO2/mont K10 nanocomposite, B.Vijayakumar, P. Justin and G. RangaRao, Presented in the International Congress on Analytical Science 2010, held on 24-27th November 2010 at IMA House, Kochi, Kerala-682 017, India.
  10. Microwave induced solvent-free synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives,B.Vijayakumar, P. Hari Krishna Charan, E. UmeshBabu and G. RangaRao, Presented in the 20th National Symposium on Catalysis, held on 19-22nd December 2010 at NCCR, IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036, India.
  11. A facile synthesis of indole derivatives catalyzed by CeCl3.7H2O under microwave irradiation, B.Vijayakumar and G. RangaRao, Presented in the National Conference on Recent Trends in Organic Synthesis, held on 24-26th February 2011 at Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620 024, India.
  12. Polyaniline/clay nanocomposites:Preparation, characterization and electrochemical properties, B.Vijayakumar, K. O. Anjana and G. RangaRao, Presented in the International Conference on Materials Science and Technology-2012, held on 10-14th June 2012 at St.Thomas College Pala, Arunapuram PO, Kottayam DT, Kerala-686574, India.
  13. Synthesis of 2,3-Dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one derivatives catalyzed by H3BO3/montmorillonite K10, K. Mahesh and B.Vijayakumar, Presented in the UGC Sponsored National Conference on Recent Trends in Bioorganic Chemistry and their Application to Society-2014 (RTBAS-2014), held on 26&27th September 2014 at Sarada Vilas College, Mysore-570004, India.
  14. Aluminium exchanged Indian bentonite: An efficient catalyst for synthesis of 2,3-Dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one derivatives, K. Mahesh and B.Vijayakumar, Presented in the National Conference on Frontier Avenues in Chemistry and Environment-2015 (FACE-2015), held on 11 & 12thFebruary 2015 at Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Chennai-600 106, India.[Won Best Oral Presentation]
  15. Synthesis of 2-Phenyl-2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one catalyzed by H3BO3/Mont K30, K. Mahesh and B.Vijayakumar, Presented in the 2ndNational Conference on New Renaissance in Chemical Research-2015 (NCNRCR-2015),held on 28 & 29thAugust 2015 at SRM University, Ramapuram, Chennai-600 089, India.

 Workshops Attended:

  1. A short course on “How to Develop, Validate and Troubleshoot GC Methods” sponsored by American Chemical Society, Chromatographic Society of India and Agilent Technologies, held on 5th September 2001 in Bangalore, India.
  2. A National Workshop on “Current Opportunities and New Directions in Catalysis” sponsored by DST, AICTE and Reliance Industries Ltd., held on 8-10th February 2007 in Bangalore, India.
  3. Indo-Hungarian Workshop on “Future Frontiers in Catalysis” sponsored by NCCR, IIT Madras held on 16-18th February 2010 at IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
  4. AWorkshop on “Molecular probes-Technology and Applications” organized by Indian Society of Analytical Scientists held on 24th November 2010 at IMA House, Kochi, Kerala-682 017, India.
  5. AWorkshop on “Titanium Matrix Composites” sponsored by Naval Research Boardheld on 18thAugust 2013 at IC&SR, IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036, India.
  6. AWorkshop on “Advanced Characterisation Techniques of Materials” sponsored by DST-PURSE held on 23&24thFebruary 2015 at Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai-600 025, India.
  7. AWorkshop on “Friction Stir Processing of Aluminium Alloys and Composites” sponsored by Naval Research Boardheld on 5thMarch 2015 at IC&SR, IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036, India.

 FDPs Attended:

  1. Faculty Development Programme on “Applications of Nanotechnology in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications” sponsored by AICTE held on 15-29th November 2013 at Department of Biotechnology, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.RR Dr.SR Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai-600 062, India.
  2. Training Programme on “Charaterization Techniques in the Standardization of Herbo-mineral Preparations” sponsored by Department of AYUSH, Govt. of India held from 27th April 2015 to 2nd May 2015 at Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine (CARISM), SASTRA University, Thanjavur-613 401, India.
  3. Faculty Development Programme on “Advanced Training in Marine Microbiology and its Industrial Applications” sponsored by AICTE held on 04-19thMay 2015 at Department of Biotechnology, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.RR Dr.SR Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai-600 062, India.

 Seminars Attended:

  1. A seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights in India” held on 16th October 2007 at The Atria Hotel, Bangalore, India.
  2. A seminar on “MICROWAVE ASSISTED SYNTHESIS IN LABORATORY AND SCALE-UP”, by Dr. Mauro, a renowned personality in the field of Microwave Assisted Synthesis on 19th June 2008 at The Atria Hotel, Bangalore, India.
  1. An International Ayurveda Seminar on “Motility Disorders of Alimentary Canal” conducted by AmalaAyurvedic Hospital & Research Centre held on 22nd August 2009 at AmalaAyurvedic Hospital & Research Centre, Thrissur-680 555, Kerala, India.

Research Papers Published:

  1. Clay Catalysts in Organic Synthesis by VijayakumarBadathala, Synlett Spotlight 81, SYNLETT 2004, No.2, pp.388-389. (IF:2.71), Citations: 6
  2. A facile synthesis of fatty acid esters of para-cresol catalysed by acid activated Indian bentonite, Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash Indian Journal of Chemical Technology 2004, Vol.11, No.4, pp.565-568. (IF:0.60), Citations: 6
  1. Synthesis of phenyl acetates using aluminium exchanged montmorillonite clay catalyst, C. Ravindra Reddy, Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, G. Nagendrappa& B.S. Jai Prakash, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2004, Vol. 223, Issues 1-2, pp.117-122. (IF:3.18), Citations: 28
  2. Direct esterification of carboxylic acids with p-cresol catalysed by activated Indian bentonite, Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash Indian Journal of Chemistry: Section B 2005, Vol.44B, No.9, pp.1950-1953. (IF:0.64), Citations: 3
  1. Synthesis of p-tolyl stearate catalysed by acid activated Indian bentonite, Vijayakumar, C. Ravindra Reddy, PushpaIyengar,GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash, Indian Journal of Chemical Technology 2005, Vol.12, No.3, pp.316-321. (IF:0.60), Citations: 5
  2. An eco-friendly method for the synthesis of aryl and alkyl esters of carboxylic acids using acid activated Indian bentonite, Vijayakumar, PushpaIyengar, GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash, Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 2005, Vol.82, pp.922-925. (IF:0.38), Citations: 11
  3. Acid activated Indian bentonite, an efficient catalyst for esterification of carboxylic acids, Vijayakumar, GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash, Catalysis Letters 2009, Vol.128, pp.183-189. (IF:2.24), Citations: 14
  4. Synthesis of ester components of spermaceti and a jojoba oil analogue catalysed by acid activated Indian bentonite under microwave irradiation, Vijayakumar, GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash, Indian Journal of Chemical Technology 2009, Vol.16, No.5, pp.377-381. (IF:0.60), Citations: 2
  5. Uptake of permanganate from aqueous environment by surfactant modified montmorillonite: Batch and fixed bed studies, N. Mahadevaiah, Vijayakumar, K. Hemalatha& B.S. Jai Prakash, Bulletin of Materials Science 2011, Vol.34, No.7, pp.1675-1681.(IF:0.58),Citations: 2
  6. Esterification of stearic acid with p-cresol over modified Indian bentonite clay catalysts, Vijayakumar, N. Mahadevaiah, GopalpurNagendrappa&B.S.JaiPrakash Journal of Porous Materials 2012, Vol.19, No.2, pp.201-210.(IF:1.31),Citations: 3
  1. PWA/montmorillonite K10 catalyst for synthesis of coumarins under solvent-free conditions, Vijayakumar& G. RangaRao, Journal of Porous Materials 2012, Vol.19, No.2, pp.233-242. (IF:1.31),Citations: 5
  2. Synthesis of 3,4-dihydropyrimidinones/thiones using ZrOCl2/montmorillonite K10 under microwave assisted solvent-free conditions, Vijayakumar& G. RangaRao Journal of Porous Materials 2012, Vol.19, No.4, pp.491-497.(IF:1.31),Citations: 4
  1. Microwave induced solvent-free and catalyst-free synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives using ammonium bicarbonate, Vijayakumar, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science 2013, Vol.1, No.2, pp.77-83. Citations: 1
  2. Enhanced antibacterial activity of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles treated with Argemone Mexicana, L. leaf extract: an in vitro study, S.Arokiyaraj, M.Saravanan, N.K.UdayaPrakash, M.V.Arasu, Vijayakumar&S.Vincent, Materials Research Bulletin 2013, Vol.48, pp.3323-3327. (IF:1.91), Citations: 2
  3. A facile synthesis of indole derivatives catalyzed by CeCl3.7H2O under microwave irradiation, Vijayakumar& N. D. Shakthi, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science 2013, Vol.1, No.4, pp.221-227.
  4. Polyaniline/clay nanocomposites:Preparation, characterization and electrochemical properties, Vijayakumar, K. O. Anjana& G. Ranga Rao, Institute of Physics Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 2015, Vol.73, pp. 012112.
  5. Characterization of ambretteseed oil and its mode of action in bacteria S.Arokiyaraj, S. H. Choi, Y. Lee, R.Bharanidharan,V. I.Hairul-Islam, B. Vijayakumar, Y. K. Oh,V. Dinesh-Kumar, S. Vincent, &K. H. Kim, Molecules 2015, Vol.20, pp.384-395; doi:10.3390/molecules20010384(IF:2.09)
  1. Acid treated clays: Preparation, characterization and catalytic activity for synthesis of quinoxaline derivatives, Vijayakumar, Journal of Porous Materials 2015,Vol.22, No.3, pp.779-786. (IF:1.31)
  2. Experimental investigation of heat pipe using nanofluids, S.Balaji, D. Vasantha Kumar, K. Sivaprasad, K.Manikandan&Vijayakumar, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research2015, Vol.10, No.33, pp.25577-89.

 Research Projects Completed:

  1. DST-SERC Project , Title: “SYNTHESIS OF SOME ORGANIC COMPOUNDS OF INDUSTRIAL SIGNIFICANCE USING ECO-FRIENDLY CATALYSTS” DST Project No. SR/FTP/CS-11/2006   Duration: 3 Years (2008-2011), Project cost  22,38,000/-

 

  1. DST-SERB– Scheme [as Principal Investigator]Title:  “DEVELOPMENT OF ECO-FRIENDLY SYNTHETIC METHODS FOR ORGANIC COMPOUNDS OF COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE” DST Project No. SB/FT/CS-089/2012   Duration: 3 Years (2013-2016)[Ongoing] Project cost  Rs.25,00,000/-

 Research Position Held:

  1. DST-SERC– Fast Track Young Scientist [Principal Investigator] at the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, Chennai, India from August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2011.

Memberships in Professional Bodies:

  1. Life Member (LM-733): Indian Council of Chemists, Agra, India.
  2. Life Member (LM-2229): Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, Thane, India.
  3. Member: European Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ENNA), Slovenia.
  4. Member: Indian Association for Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials (IAHEAM), Thiruvanathapuram, India.
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