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Heartiest Congratulations to Avinash for your recent publication in ACS Earth Space Chemistry! Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Vijaya Sundar for your recent publication in PCCP! Heartiest Congratulations to Parth & Avinash for successfully defending your thesis! Heartiest Congratulations to Velan, Avinash, Parth & Revathy for submitting your thesis! Heartiest Congratulations to Revathy for your recent publications in JPCA & ACS Earth Space Chemistry! PhD Positions Available – please contact Prof. Rajakumar Congrats to Dr Vijay for getting a Post Doc RA offer at Harvard University, USA Congrats to Dr Veerabhadra for getting an offer for Asst Prof in the IPC Dept, IISc Bangalore

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

    • “Tropospheric Photo-Oxidation of Ethyl Methacrylate Initiated by Cl Atoms in the Gas Phase: Kinetic and ...
    • “Dissociative Nature of C(sp2)-N(sp3) bonds of Carbazole Based Materials via Conical Intersection: Simpl...
    • “Photo-Oxidation Reactions of Ethyl 2-Methyl Propionate (E2MP) and Ethyl-2,2- Dimethyl Propionate (E22DM...
    • “Tropospheric Chemistry of Ethyl Tiglate Initiated by Cl Atoms” R. C. Balan & B. Rajakumar. C...
    • “Cl-Initiated Photo-Oxidation Studies of Methyl Valerate and Methyl Isovalerate under Tropospheric Relev...
    • “Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigation for the Gas Phase Tropospheric Photo-Oxidation Reactions of 2,2,2...
    • “Cl Atom Initiated Photo-Oxidation Reactions of Vinyl Trifluoroacetate and Allyl Trifluoroacetate in the...
    • “Reaction kinetics of CH2OO with 1,3-butadiene: Mechanistic investigation with RRKM calculations” ...
    • “Oxidative degradation kinetics and mechanism of two biodiesel constituents ((Ethyl-2-methyl propionate ...
    • “Cl Atom and OH Radical Initiated Kinetic and Mechanistic Study on the Degradation of Propyl Butanoate u...
    • “Kinetics and Mechanistic Study for Gas Phase Tropospheric Photo-Oxidation Reactions of 2,2,2-Trifluoroe...
    • “Gas Phase Kinetics and Mechanistic Insights for the Reactions of Cl atoms with Isopropyl Formate and Is...
    • “Investigation of the Absorption Cross-Section of Phenyl Radical and Its Kinetics With Methanol in the G...
    • “Cl Atom Initiated Atmospheric Degradation of Saturated Cyclic Hydrocarbons – Kinetic and Mechanistic ...
    • “Cl atom initiated tropospheric chemistry of ethyl butyrate.” R. C. Balan & B. Rajakumar. Che...
    • “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...
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    Department of Chemistry,
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
    Chennai - 600036, Tamil Nadu, India. +91 44 2257 4231 +91-44 22574231 (Off), +91-44 22574202 (Fax)