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Congratulations to Mr. Amit for his publication in Chemosphere! Congratulations to Dr. Koushik for his publication in JPCA Special Issue! Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Koushik Mondal for successfully defending his Thesis and getting the Ph.D. Degree ! Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Velan for getting Research Investigator position at the ThinkMolecular Tech. Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore! Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Avinash for getting post-doc offer at Tampere University, Finland! One of our publication accepted as a ‘Featured Content’ in “ACS Atmospheric Chemistry Collection” for 2019-’20!! Heartiest Congratulations to both Dr. Parth and Dr. Revathy for becoming Senior Research Scientist in R&D @Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Avinash for getting awarded the “Best Thesis” in 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

    • “Computational investigation of thermochemistry and kinetics of the reaction between n-butyl peroxy and ...
    • “Investigation of kinetics and mechanistic insights of the reaction of criegee intermediate (CH2OO) with...
    • “Kinetics of IO radicals with C1, C2 aliphatic alcohols in tropospherically relevant conditions” K...
    • “Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Reactions of Formyl (HCO) Radicals in the Gas Phase: (I) ...
    • “Temperature dependent kinetics for the reaction between OH radicals and (E)- and (Z)- CHF=CHCl: A dual-...
    • “Kinetics of IO Radicals with Ethyl Formate and Ethyl Acetate: A Study using Cavity Ring-Down Spectrosco...
    • “A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study to Determine the Kinetics of 2-Ethoxy Ethanol with OH Rad...
    • “Theoretical Investigations on the OH Radical Mediated Kinetics of Cis- and Trans- CH3CF=CHF and CH3CH=C...
    • “Kinetics for the Photo-chemical Degradation of Methyl Butyrate in Presence of Cl atoms and OH radicals&...
    • “Investigation of Kinetics of Phenyl Radicals with Ethyl Formate in the Gas Phase Using Cavity Ring-Down...
    • “Thermal Decomposition of 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran Behind Reflected Shock Waves Over the Temperature Rang...
    • “Absorption Cross-Section Measurements of Ortho-xylyl Radical in the 460.1-475.1 nm Region and Investiga...
    • “Experimental and Computational Investigations on the Tropospheric Photo-oxidation Reactions of 1,1,1,3,...
    • “Temperature-dependent Kinetic Study of the Photo-oxidation Reaction of Vinyl Butyrate with Cl atoms and...
    • “Kinetic Studies on the Photo-oxidation Reactions of Methyl 2-methyl butanoate and Methyl-3-methyl butan...
    • “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...
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    Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
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