Designation : Assistant Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D
Phone :
Email ID : karthikeyan_kesav@crescent.education


Educational Background

Programme Discipline University Year
Ph.D Organic Chemistry University of Madras, Chennai 2010
MSc Chemistry Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 2005
BSc Chemistry Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 2003



Designation Institution Duration No. of Years
Assistant Professor B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute, Chennai 9th October 2013 – till date 3year and 9 months
Assistant Professor National Institute of Technology, Trichy 16th August 2012 – 31st May 2013 10 months
Post Doctoral Fellow Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy, France March 2012 – June 2012 4 months
Post Doctoral Fellow Université Paris Descartes, Paris France September 2010 – September 2011 12 months


Area of Research Interest

  • Gold catalyzed C-H activation reaction
  • Synthesis of natural products and biological active heterocyles.
  • Synthesis of natural products and biological active heterocyles.
  • Design, synthesis and characterization of novel organic materials for opto-electronic applications (OPVs, OLEDs and OFETs)

Sponsored Project

  • 2014-2017: Applications of gold catalysis for the synthesis of bioactive heterocycles and natural product mimic, Fast Track for Young Scientist, DST-SERB, Govt. of India, Project Cost: Rs. 19,66,000/-

Research Guidance

  • Number of PhD guidance: 4 (ongoing)
  • Number of M.Sc. project guidance: 2 (Completed)

List of Publications

International Journals: 22 National Journals: 2

  • Solvent-free implementation of two dissimilar reactions using recyclable CuO nanoparticles under ball-milling conditions: Synthesis of new oxindole-triazole pharmacophores, M. Vadivelu, S.Sugirdha, P.Dheen Kumar, Y. Arun, K. Karthikeyan* and C. Praveen*, Green Chemistry, 2017, Green Chemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01284E, Impact Factor : 9.125
  • DNA interaction and cleavage studies of ancillary chiral ligand and N,N-donor ligands coordinated platinum(II) complexes, M. P. Kesavan, S. Ayyanaar, K. Karthikeyan, G. Rajagopal, P. Athappan, J. Rajesh, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2017 (in press, 10.1002/aoc.3868Impact Factor : 2.319
  • A New Example of Organo Click Reactions: TEMPO-Promoted Oxidative Azide-Olefin Cycloaddition for the Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triazoles in Water, D. Gangaprasad, J. Paul Raj, T. Kiranmye, K. Karthikeyan, J. Elangovan, Eur. J. Org. Chem.2016, 5642-5646. Impact Factor : 2.834
  • A tunable route to oxidative and eliminative [3+2] cycloadditions of organic azides with nitroolefins: CuO nanoparticles catalyzed synthesis of 1,2,3-triazoles under solvent-free condition, D. Gangaprasad, J. Paul Raj, T. Kiranmye, R. Sasikala, K. Karthikeyan, S. Kutti Rani, J. Elangovan,Tetrahedron Lett. 2016, 57, 3105-3108. Impact Factor : 2.193
  • Photocatalytic degradation of trypan blue and methyl orange azo dyes by cerium loaded CuO nanoparticlesR. Sasikala, K. Karthikeyan, D. Easwaramoorthy, I. Mohammed Bilal, S. Kutti Rani, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 2016, 6, 45-53 (New Journal)
  • Detoxification of Methyl Orange and Trypan Blue Dyes by using Erbium loaded CuO nanoparticles, R. Sasikala, S. Kutti Rani, K. Karthikeyan, D. Easwaramoorthy and I. Mohammed Bilal, International Journal of Chem Tech Research, 2016, 9, 440-452.
  • Lanthanum loaded CuO nanoparticles: synthesis and characterization of a recyclable catalyst for the synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles and propargylamines, R. Sasikala, S. Kutti Rani, D. Easwaramoorthy and K.Karthikeyan*, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 56507–56517. Impact Factor : 3.108
  • Oxidative degradation of glycyl–glycine by PMS in the neutral medium, R. Sasikala, D. Easwaramoorthy, K. Karthikeyan, I.Mohammed Bilal and S. Kutti Rani, Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2015, Special Issue 8, 13-20.
  • Solvent and catalyst free route to 3-indolyl glycoconjugates: synthesis of sugar tethered isoxazolines and isoxazoles from 3-indolyl nitroalkanes, K. Karthikeyan, R. Senthil Kumar, P. Dheenkumar and Paramasivan T. Perumal, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 27988-27997. Impact Factor : 3.108
  • Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction of maleimides with azodicarboxylates under neat conditions, S. Kandhasamy, K. Karthikeyan, K. Ramachandiran, D. Muralidharan, P. T. Perumal, J. Chem. Sci. 2013, 125, 967-974. Impact Factor : 1.235    
  •  Novel Sulfamic Acid–Promoted Synthesis of 3-Alkylidene Indolone Derivatives in the Presence of Aniline via One-Pot Multicomponent Reaction, M. Damodiran, K. Karthikeyan, D. Muralidharan and Paramasivan T. Perumal, Synthetic Communications, 2013, 43, 645–655. Impact Factor : 1.134
  • Stereoselective Synthesis of Isoxazolinobenzoxepanes via Intramolecular Nitrile Oxide Cycloaddition, K. Ramachandiran, K. Karthikeyan, T. Nandhakumar, D. Muralidharan, P.T. Perumal, Synthesis, 2011, 3277-3286. Impact Factor : 2.650
  • Controlled release of 2, 3 desulfated heparin exerts its anti-inflammatory activity by effectively inhibiting E-selectin, T. S. Ramyaa Lakshmi, N. Shanmugasundaram, S. Shanmuganathan, K. Karthikeyan, J. Meenakshi and Mary Babu, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2010, 95A, 118–128. Impact Factor : 2.308
  • Synthesis of Spiropyrrolidines and Spiropyrrolizidines by Azomethine Ylide Cycloaddition of Baylis–Hillman Adducts Derived from N-Methyl Maleimide,K. Karthikeyan, N. Saranya, A. Kalaivani, P. T. Perumal, Synlett. 2010, 2751-2754. Impact Factor : 2.151
  • Synthesis, antibacterial activity evaluation and QSAR studies of novel dispiropyrrolidines, K.Karthikeyan, P.M.Sivakumar, M.Doble, P.T.Perumal, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2010, 45, 3446-3452Impact Factor : 4.519
  • Synthesis of isoxazolobenzoxepanes via Michael addition of indoles to nitroalkenes and sequential intramolecular nitrile oxide cycloaddition, K. Ramachandiran, K. Karthikeyan, D. Muralidharan, P.T. Perumal, Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 3006-3009. Impact Factor : 2.193
  • Synthesis of densely functionalised C-glycosides by a tandem Wittig olefination-oxy Michael addition pathway, R. Senthil Kumar, K. Karthikeyan, B.V.N. Phani kumar, D. Muralidharan and P. T. Perumal, Carbohydrate Research, 2010, 345, 457-461. Impact Factor : 2.096
  • Diastereoselective synthesis of pyrrolidines via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of a chiral azomethine ylide, K.Karthikeyan, R.Senthil Kumar, D.Muralidharan and P.T.Perumal, Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 7175-7179. Impact Factor : 2.193
  • Efficient synthesis of 3-substituted indoles through a domino gold(I) chloride catalyzed cycloisomerization/C3-functionalization of 2-(alkynyl)anilines, C. Praveen, K. Karthikeyan, P.T. Perumal, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 9244-9255. Impact Factor : 2.651
  • Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Spirobenzofuranols and Spirobenzofuranones by Baylis-Hillman Reaction, K.Karthikeyan and P.T.Perumal, Synlett. 2009, 2366-2370. Impact Factor : 2.151
  • Synthesis and antinociceptive activity of pyrazolyl isoxazolines and pyrazolyl Isoxazoles, K. Karthikeyan, T. Veenus Seelan, K. G. Lalitha, P. T. Perumal, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2009, 19, 3370–3373. Impact Factor : 2.454
  • An efficient procedure for the TEMPO-catalyzed oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones using ferric chloride hexahydrate as terminal oxidant, R.Senthil Kumar, K.Karthikeyan and Paramasivan T. Perumal, Can. J. Chem. 2008, 86, 720-725. Impact Factor : 1.080
  • Diastereoselective syntheses of pyrazolyl isoxazolidines via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, Kesavan Karthikeyan, Paramasivan T. Perumal, Sundaresan Etti and Guruswamy Shanmugam, Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 10581-10586. Impact Factor : 2.651
  • Unexpected multicomponent reaction of 2/4-methoxyarylaldehydes with arylhydroxylamines and maleic anhydride: a novel synthesis of unsymmetrical diarylamines, V. Sridharan, K. Karthikeyan and S. Muthusubramanian, Tetrahedron Letters, 200647, 4221–4223. Impact Factor : 2.193

Special /Invited Lectures Delivered:

  • Guest Lecture entitled “Delineating the techniques of Analytical chemistry” on 06-04-2017 in Dr.M.G.R.Educational and Research Institute, Chennai-95

Membership in professional societies:

  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) – Life Time Member


  • DST Young Scientist Award-2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship; “Research in Paris 2010” awarded by Maire de Paris.
  • Senior Research Fellowship 2008; awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SRF).
  • Junior Research Fellowship 2006; awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-JRF) and National Eligibility Test (NET).
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2006, GATE-2005) IIT, India.
  • Prof.C.Srinivasan Endowment Medal and Dr.T.P.Meenashisundaran Endowment Prize for first rank in MSc Chemistry.
  • Maveeran Sundarlingam Endowment Scholarship.