Specialization :   Nonmaterials and Environmental Chemistry

Nanomaterials are chemical substances or materials that are manufactured and used at a very small scale. Nanomaterials are developed to exhibit novel characteristics compared to the same material without nanoscale features, such as increased strength, chemical reactivity or conductivity. Nanomaterials are coming into use in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics and other areas. Their physical and chemical properties often differ from those of bulk materials, so they call for specialised risk assessment. 

The department works in development of nonmaterials for

  • Simple and photo catalysis,
  • Biosorptive remediation,
  • Separation of radioactive materials from spent fuels,
  • Enzyme Technology,
  • Environmental Chemistry,
  • Supramolecular & Co-Ordination Chemistry,
  • Bio-fuel productions,
  • Tribological applications, etc. 
  • Electrochemical applications

Major Achievements:

  • DST-FIST grant was received by the Department in 2014 for the procurement of AFM instrument.
  • Department has published more than 100 papers in reputed journal in 2017.
  • Prof. Y C S Was elected as FELLOW, Biotech Research Society of India (FBRS), 10 Oct 2017

Recent Publications:

  • Kalyani, V. Jaiswal, R.B. Rastogi, D. Kumar, P. Singh, evaluation of tribological properties of sulphur-and phosphorous-free quinolinium salts and their correlation with quantum chemical parameters, Tribol. Trans., 60,349-361, 2017.
  • Kalyani, V. Jaiswal, R.B. Rastogi, D. Kumar, Synergistic studies of Schiff base with organoborate as efficient antiwear lubricant additive, Proc. IMechE Part J: J Engineering Tribology, 231, 357-365, 2017.
  • Kalyani, R.B. Rastogi, D. Kumar, Synthesis, characterization and tribological evaluation of SDS stabilized magnesium-doped-zinc oxide (Zno.88Mgo.12O) nanoparticles as efficient antiwear lubricant additives, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 4, 3420-3428, 2016.
  • V. Jaiswal, Kalyani, S. Umrao, R.B. Rastogi, R. Kumar, A. Srivastava, synthesis, characterization, and tribological evaluation of Tio2-reinforced boron and nitrogen co-doped reduced graphene oxide based hybrid nanomaterials as efficient antiwear lubricant additives, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface., 8, 11698-11710, 2016
  • A. D. Verma, R. K. Mandal and I. Sinha* Glycerol as green hydrogen source for catalytic reduction over anisotropic silver nanoparticles, RSC Advances, 6, 103471, 2016.
  • A. D. Verma, N. Jain, S. K. Singha,, M. A. Quraishi, and  I. Sinha* Green synthesis of curcumin stabilized silver nanoparticles and their catalytic applications, J. Chemical Science, 128, 1871, 2016.
  • P.N. Singh, D. Tiwary, I. Sinha* Hexavalent chromium removal from aqueous solutions by superparamagnetic starch functionalized magnetite nanoparticles, Desalination and Water Treatment, 57, 12608, 2016.
  • S. K. Alla, A. D. Verma, V. Kumar, R. K. Mandal, I. Sinha* and N. K. Prasad, Solvothermal synthesis of CuO–MgO nanocomposite particles and their catalytic applications, RSC Advances, 6, 61927, 2016.
  • P.C. Pandey et.al. Tetrahydrofuran and hydrogen peroxide mediated conversion of potassium hexacyanoferrate into Prussian blue nanoparticles: Application to hydrogen peroxide sensing, Electrochimica Acta 190 (2016) 758–765
  • P.C. Pandey et.al. Polyethylenimine mediated synthesis of copper-iron and nickel-iron hexacyanoferrate nanoparticles and their electroanalytical applications, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 780 (2016) 90 –102
  • V. Singh, B.H. Hameed, Yogesh C. Sharma (2016) Economically viable production of biodiesel from a rural feedstock from eastern India, P. pinnata oil using a recyclable laboratory synthesized heterogeneous catalyst.  Energy Conversion and Management, 122: 522-62.
  • Deepak Gusain, Shikha Dubey, Siddh Nath Upadhyay, Chih H Weng, Yogesh C Sharma (2016) Studies on optimization of removal of orange G from aqueous solutions by a nano adsorbent, nano zirconia. Journal Industrial Engineering Chem, 33:42-50.
  • S. Dubey, D. Gusain, Yogesh C Sharma (2016) Kinetic and isotherm parameter determination for the removal of chromium from aqueous solutions by nanoalumina, a nanoadsorbent. J. Molecular Liquids, 219: 1-8.
  • Mohan, S., Singh, D. K., Kumar, V., & Hasan, S. H. (2017). Modelling of fixed bed column containing graphene oxide decorated by MgO nanocubes as adsorbent for Lead (II) removal from water. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 17, 216-228.
  • Mohan, S., Kumar, V., Singh, D. K., & Hasan, S. H. (2017). Effective removal of Lead ions using Graphene oxide-MgO nanohybrid from aqueous solution: Isotherm, Kinetic and Thermodynamic modeling of adsorption. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.
  • Singh, D. K., Kumar, V., Mohan, S., & Hasan, S. H. (2017). Polylysine Functionalized Graphene Aerogel for the Enhanced Removal of Cr (VI) through Adsorption: Kinetic, Isotherm, and Thermodynamic Modeling of the Process. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 62(5), 1732-1742.
  • Kumar, V.,Singh, D. K., Mohan, S., Bano, D., Gundampati, R. K., & Hasan, S. H. (2017). Green synthesis of silver nanoparticle for the selective and sensitive colorimetric detection of mercury (II) ion. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 168, 67-77.
  • Kumar, V., Singh, D.K., Mohan, S., Gundampati, R.K., Hasan, S.H., Photoinduced green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous extract of Physalis angulata and its antibacterial and antioxidant activity, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering  5(1):744-756