Dr.Benny Thomas

Assistant Professor

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Full Name:
Benny Thomas
Assistant Professor
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Educational Qualifications:
M Sc, PhD
Area of Specialization:
Organic Synthesis
Papers Presented:
  1. Oxidation of pyrrole using polymer bound dichromate reagents (STFCS, International Conference on Science & Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions, University of Mysore, August 2016).
  2. Polymer-bound ammonium dichromate reagent as a versatile oxidizing agent for the oxidation of phenylalanine to phenylacetaldehyde (Matcon, International Conference on Materials for the Millennium, Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT, January 2016).
  3. Kinetics of Oxidation of α- amino acids by Polymer Supported Ammonium Dichromate Reagent (National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Nanomaterials, Sree Sankara Vidyapeetom College, Valayanchirangara, July 2015).
  4. Immobilization of Dichromate Reagent on Functionalized Polystyrene Support (Recent Trends in Spectroscopy: A Chemical and Biological Perspective-II, Newman College, Thodupuzha, September 2015).
  5. Kinetic and Mechanistic Study on the Oxidation of 1-Phenyl ethanol Using Polymer Bound Cr (VI) Reagent (National Seminar on Advanced Functional Materials, Mar Athanasius College, September 2015).
  6. Modified Polymer supported benzyl Quaternary Ammonium Dichromate Reagent as a Polymeric Oxidizing Agent for the Oxidation of Thioanisole (RTSB, Recent Trends in Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology, Annamalai University, Department of Chemistry, October 2015).
  7. Kinetic study on the conversion of Cinnamyl alcohol to Cinnamaldehyde using immobilized quaternary ammonium dichromate reagent (National Seminar on Nanochemistry-Techniques, Advancement and Applications, S.D College Alappuzha, 16 October 2015).
Papers Published:
1. Artificial Cells Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, 2019, 47(1):1149-1172. 2. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2018, 124,121-128. 3. Polymer Bulletin, 2018, 75(9):3883-3896. 4. Artificial Cells Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, 2017, 46(8):1-8. 5. Bioorganic Chemistry Journal, 2017, 74, 91-103. 69. 6. Polymer, 2017, 111, 285-296. 67. 7. Applied Catalysis A: General, 2016, 528, 93-103. 68. 8. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2016, 415, 65-73. 66. 9. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2015, 796):573-583.
Books Published:
1. Dr Benny Thomas & Dr Divya Mathew, Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis Vol I (ISBN: 978-93-5396-148-0) (Book) 2. Dr Benny Thomas & Dr Divya Mathew, Enzyme Immobilization (ISBN: 978-93-5396-066-7) (Book) 3. Nature’s Green Catalyst for Environmental Remediation, Clean Energy Production, and Sustainable Development Benny Thomas, Divya Mathew, and K. S. Devaky 4. Green Catalysis, Green Chemistry, and Organic Syntheses for Sustainable Development Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, and K. S. Devaky.
UGC Orientation Refresher Courses:
  1. Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), 40 hours, MHRD, SWAYAM
UGC Major/Minor Projects:
“Synthesis of Transition state analogue imprinted Papain mimics and study on their kinetics and specificity on hydrolysis of amino acid esters and peptides” 1920-MRP/14-15/ KLMG026/UGC-SWRO Dated 04-FEB- 2015(07/05/2015 to 07/05/2017)
1. ASAP Coordinator 2016-21 2. SB Science Centre Department in-charge 2013-2017 3. WWS programme (Department of Chemistry) 2016-2019 4. SSP programme (Department of Chemistry) 2014-2017