Dr.Benny Thomas

Assistant Professor
Full Name:
Benny Thomas
Assistant Professor
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Educational Qualifications:
M Sc, PhD
Area of Specialization:
Organic Synthesis
Papers Presented:
  • Oxidation of pyrrole using polymer bound dichromate reagents (STFCS, International Conference on Science & Technology: Future Challenges and Solutions, University of Mysore, August 2016).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Immobilization of Dichromate Reagent on Functionalized Polystyrene Support (Recent Trends in Spectroscopy: A Chemical and Biological Perspective-II, Newman College, Thodupuzha, September 2015).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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. Design, synthesis, and characterization of enzyme-analogue-built polymer catalysts as artificial hydrolases. Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, KS Devaky, Artificial Cells Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, 2019, 47(1):1149-1172 (IF= 5.678)
  2. Biomimetic recognition and peptidase activities of transition state analogue imprinted chymotrypsin mimics. Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, KS Devaky, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2018, 124,121-128 (IF= 3.975)
  3. Geometrical effect of 3D-memory cavity on the imprinting efficiency of transition-state analogue-built artificial hydrolases. Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, KS Devaky, Polymer Bulletin, 2018, 75(9):3883-3896 (IF= 2.870)
  4. Transition state analogue imprinted polymers as artificial amidases for amino acid p-nitroanilides: morphological effects of polymer network on catalytic efficiencyArtificial Cells Nanomedicine and Biotechnology, 2018, 46(8):1-8 (IF= 5.678)
  5. Catalytic amidolysis of amino acid p-nitroanilides using transition state analogue imprinted artificial enzymes: Cooperative effect of pyridine moiety, Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, KS Devaky Bioorganic Chemistry Journal, 2017, 74, 91-103 (IF= 5.275)
  6. Phosphonate TSA-built macromatric polymer catalysts as chymotrypsin mimics for the amidolysis of amino acid p-nitroanilides: effect of the nature and extent of crosslinker on amidase activities. Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, KS Devaky, Polymer, 2017, 111, 285-296 (IF= 4.430)
  7. Amidase activity of phosphonate TSA-built polymer catalysts derived from organic monomers in the amidolysis of amino acid p-nitroanilides.       Applied Catalysis A: General, 2016, 528, 93-103 (IF= 5.706)
  8. Amidase activity of phosphonate analogue imprinted chymotrypsin mimics in shape-selective, substrate-specific and enantioselective amidolysis of L-phenylalanine-p-nitroanilides. Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, KS Devaky, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2016, 415, 65-73 (IF = 5.062)
  9. Amidolysis of phenylalanine-p-nitroanilide using TSA imprinted macromatric polymer catalysts: Effect of porogen on catalytic efficiency. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2015, 796:573-583 (IF = 1.062)
Book/ Book Chapters Published:
  • Dr Benny Thomas & Dr Divya Mathew, Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis Vol I (ISBN: 978-93-5396-148-0) (Book)
  • Dr Benny Thomas & Dr Divya Mathew, Enzyme Immobilization (ISBN: 978-93-5396-066-7) (Book)
  • Nature’s Green Catalyst for Environmental Remediation, Clean Energy Production, and Sustainable Development Benny Thomas, Divya Mathew, and K. S. Devaky
  • Green Catalysis, Green Chemistry, and Organic Syntheses for Sustainable Development Divya Mathew, Benny Thomas, and K. S. Devaky.
  1. Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), 40 hours, MHRD, SWAYAM
  2. 161st Orientation Programme  at HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, (27/02/2019-26/03/2019).
  3. Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)-Online Refresher Course in Chemistry for Higher Education Faculty- [November 2018-March 2019] by MHRD
  4. Online FDP course (NPTEL) in Pericyclic Reactions and Photochemistry [April 2021-August 2021] by IIT Madras.
  • “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)
  • ASAP Coordinator 2016-21
  • Coordinator (Department level): SB Science Centre (2015-17) SSP (2016-18) SADP (2017-18) WWS (2017-19)