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Heartiest congratulations to Dr Ramya for your recent publication in JPCA! Ph. D and Project Positions Available – please contact Prof. Rajakumar Congrats to Dr Vijay for getting a Post Doc RA offer at Harvard University, USA We welcome Amit & Bishnupriya to our group! Congrats to Dr Veerabhadra for getting an offer for Asst Prof in the IPC Dept, IISc Bangalore Heartiest Congratulations to Dr Ramya for your recent publication in Chemical Physics Letters

Welcome to Prof Rajakumar's Group

Prof. Rajakumar's research group focuses on understanding the elementary reactions that happen in both the Troposphere and the Stratosphere of the Earth's atmosphere on one hand and in the combustion on the otherhand. The absorption measurements of the radicals originating from the oxidation processes of volatile organic compounds via their reactions with hydroxyl radical, chlorine atoms and many such oxidizing species those are important in the Earth's atmosphere, are being pursued. Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is used as a tool for this purpose. This CRD spectrometer is completely in...

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  • Recent Publications

    • “Cl Atom Initiated Atmospheric Degradation of Saturated Cyclic Hydrocarbons – Kinetic and Mechanistic ...
    • “Cl atom initiated tropospheric chemistry of ethyl butyrate” R. C. Balan and B. Rajakumar, Chem. P...
    • “Photo Oxidation Reaction Kinetics and Mechanistics of 4-Hydroxy-2-Butanone with Cl Atoms and OH Radical...
    • “A theoretical insight on the kinetics for the reaction of (E)-/(Z)-CHF=CF(CF2)x=1,2CF3 with OH radicals...
    • “A dual level direct dynamics study for the reaction of CF2=CHCF3 (HFC-1225zc) and CF2=CHCF2CF3 (HFC-132...
    • “Experimental and theoretical investigations on the photo-oxidation reaction of OH radicals with 2, 3-di...
    • “Cl Atom Initiated Photo-oxidation of Mono-chlorinated Propanes To Form Carbonyl Compounds: A Kinetic an...
    • “Excited state C–N bond dissociation and cyclization of tri-aryl amine-based OLED materials: a theoretical...
    • “Photo Oxidation Reaction Kinetics of Ethyl Propionate with Cl Atom and Formation of Propionic Acid.” R. C...
    • “Cl-initiated photo-oxidation reactions of methyl propionate in atmospheric condition”. R. C. Balan and B....
    • “Temperature-Dependent Kinetics of the Reaction of a Criegee Intermediate with Propionaldehyde: A Computatio...
    • “Thermochemistry and Kinetic Studies on the Autoignition of 2-Butanone: A Computational Study.” S. Kuzhant...
    • “Kinetic investigations on the gas phase reaction of 2,2,2-trifluoroethylbutyrate with OH radicals: An e...
    • “Kinetic investigations on the chlorine atom sensitized photo-oxidization reactions with a series of 1-a...
    • “Experimental and computational kinetic investigations for the reactions of Cl atoms with unsaturated ke...
    • “Experimental and RRKM investigations on the degradation of ethyl formate”, B. Rajakumar, M. Balaganseh an...
    • “Shock tube study and RRKM calculations on thermal decomposition of 2-chloroethyl methyl ether”. ...
    • “An Experimental and Computational Study on the Cl Atom Initiated Photo-Oxidization Reactions of Butenes...
    • “Kinetic investigations of Cl atoms initiated photo oxidation reactions of cyclic unsaturated hydrocarbo...
    • “Addition and abstraction kinetics of H atom with propylene and isobutylene between 200 and 2500 K: A DF...
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