Chennai, Tamilnadu


October 14

I am...


My research field or area of interest innanotechnology

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Novel microporous & mesoporous materials, Photocatalysis, nanomaterials and nanocatalysis

Interest in...

1. Synthesis of novel catalytic materials and their characterization: influence of preparation parameters on the properties of catalysts; structural and textural characterization of catalysts; application of different spectral techniques for surface and bulk analysis; structure-property relationship in catalysis. 2. Developing in-situ spectroscopic characterization techniques. 3. Development of novel organic-inorganic hybrid materials for gas storage applications. 4. Heterogeneous catalysis: Selection and design of catalysts for different applications: The role of metal, support and promoters. 5. Catalysis: Vapor phase reactions (alkylation, dehydration and oxidative dehydrogenation reactions). Liquid phase reactions (acylation, alkylation, condensation). Photocatalysis. 6. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of mesoporous MCM-41, MCM-48, SBA-1, SBA-15 and KIT-6 materials. 7. Synthesis of mesoporous carbon (CMK-3) and carbon nanotube using mesoporous materials.

Publication list

1. A. Prabhu, L. Kumaresan, M. Palanichamy, V. Murugesan, “Synthesis and characterization of aluminium incorporated mesoporous KIT-6: Efficient catalyst for acylation of phenol”, Applied Catalysis A: General 360 (2009) 59-65. 2. A. Prabhu, L. Kumaresan, M. Palanichamy, V. Murugesan, “Cerium incorporated cage type mesoporous KIT-6 materials: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic applications”, Applied Catalysis A: General 374 (2010) 11-17. 3. L. Kumaresan, A. Prabhu, M. Palanichamy; V. Murugesan, “Mesoporous Ti-KIT-6 molecular sieves: Their catalytic activity in the epoxidation of cyclohexene”, (accepted)

Researchgroup, Institute, University, School, Company name

Department of Chemistry, Anna Univesity.

Researchgroup, Institute, Company, University, School webpage

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