Use of sol-gel technique for the synthesis of ceramic and hybrid materials. Processes and techniques.
Coordination/ Bioinorganic Chemistry
Synthesis and Chemistry of Material Chemistry/ Organometallic compounds of main group metals using different N-, S-, O- containing donor ligands like bioactive Schiff bases, thiohydrazides and thiohydrazones. Studies of their physico-chemical properties are conducted using mass, NMR (1H, 13C, Sn), IR, UV and elemental studies and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The important aspects of the work are: Thermal studies (TGA/DSC) Calculation of various kinetic and thermodynamic parameters like activation energy (Ea), order of reaction (n), apparent activation entropy (S#) and heat of reaction (∆H) etc, Biological activity (anti-fungal, bacterial) Inhibitory action for controlling Corrosion Anti-corrosion behavior testing against mild steel and nickel using potentiostatic and galvanostatic methods (Tafel curve studies, passivity) and their percentage efficiency etc.
Synthesis of Newly Designed Macrocyclic Ligands & their Transition Metal Complexes.