DEPARTMENT OF
Chemistry

faculty

Dr.Benny Thomas

Assistant Professor

thomasbennyk@gmail.com
Full Name:
Benny Thomas
Designation:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Chemistry
Mobile Number:
+91-9447567510
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.
FDP'S ATTENDED:
  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.
RESEARCH 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)
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
  • ASAP Coordinator 2016-21
  • Coordinator (Department level): SB Science Centre (2015-17) SSP (2016-18) SADP (2017-18) WWS (2017-19)