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Heartiest Congratulations to Parth for becoming Senior Research Scientist in R&D @Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. We welcome Shifali and Raja to our group!! Heartiest Congratulations to Parth, Avinash, Revathy and Velan for successfully defending your thesis!! 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 Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Velan, Avinash, Parth and Fakhra for your recent publications in CPL!

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

    • “Kinetic Investigation of the Reaction of Ethylperoxy Radicals with Ethanol” S. Kuzhanthaivelan &#...
    • “Reaction kinetics of a series of alkenes with ClO and BrO radicals: A theoretical study” P. Gupta...
    • “Reaction kinetics of a series of alkanes with ClO and BrO radicals: A theoretical study” P. Gupta...
    • “Kinetics, thermochemistry and atmospheric implications for the reaction of OH radicals with CH3CF=CF2 (...
    • “Reaction of phenyl radicals towards propionaldehyde and butyraldehyde over the temperature range of 200...
    • “Theoretical Investigations on the Kinetics of Dimethoxymethane with Peroxy Radicals” S. Kuzhantha...
    • “Temperature-dependent kinetics on the reactions of Methyl-2-methyl propionate and Methyl -2-methyl buta...
    • “Kinetic Investigations on the Reaction of Phenyl Radicals with Ethyl Acetate in the Gas Phase: An Exper...
    • “Computational investigations on the thermochemistry and kinetics for the autoignition of 2-pentanone...
    • “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...
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