top of page


Dr. M. Kathiresan graduated from the University of Madras with both Bachelor's (2004) and Master's degrees (2006), and received his PhD from the University of Osnabrueck, Germany in 2010 under the guidance of Prof. Lorenz Walder. His Ph.D work focused on the synthesis of cationic dendrimers and their host-guest investigations using NMR and electrochemical techniques. He then moved to the University of Basel, Switzerland in 2011 to conduct his postdoctoral research in the area of Molecular electronics where he was involved in the synthesis of perfluoro oligo phenylene ethynylene macrocycles and macromolecules with Prof. Marcel Mayor. He was awarded the DST-INSPIRE Faculty award in Dec 2013. He started his research career at CSIR-CECRI as a DST-INSPIRE faculty in March 2014 and in 2017 he was appointed as a Scientist at CSIR-CECRI. Currently, he is working as a Senior Scientist in the same division. His current research interests include electroorganic synthesis, electrochemical CO2 reduction and conversion to useful organics, organic synthesis along with investigating their supramolecular aspects and their photophysical applications, synthesis of porous materials including MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) and POPs (Porous Organic Polymers) and their catalytic/electrocatalytic applications.

Our Team.

This is your Team section. It's a great place to introduce your team and talk about what makes it special, such as your culture and work philosophy. Don't be afraid to illustrate personality and character to help users connect with your team.

WhatsApp Image 2024-05-21 at 14.06.16_518422b9.jpg

About Dr. Kathiresan Murugavel

Educational Qualification

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Apr 2011- Mar 2013, Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Title of the project: Synthesis and Self-assembly of partially Fluorinated OligoPhenylene-Ethynylene Molecules

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor

Area of Work: Supramolecular Chemistry, Synthetic Organic, Macrocycles, Nano-Organics.

Ph.D (Organic Chemistry), Jun 2007-Dec 2010, Organic Chemistry II, Institute of Chemistry, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany.

Title of the dissertation: Synthesis, Characterization and Host-Guest Complexation Studies of Dendritic and Linear Pyridinium Derivatives.

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Lorenz Walder

Area of Work: Supramolecular Chemistry, Synthetic Organic, Organic Electrochemistry, Molecular Modeling, Nano-Organic, Dendrimers.

M.Sc Organic Chemistry, Jun 2004-May 2006, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai-25, 73.6%.

Title of the Project: Synthesis of 4-Furyl-dispiro Oxazolone/Pyrrolidine/Pyrrolizidine/ Indolizidine derivatives through 1,3 dipolar cycloadditions

Advisor: Prof. Dr. R. Raghunathan

Area of Work: Synthetic Organic, Cyclo addition.

B.Sc Chemistry, Jun 2001-May 2004, St. Joseph’s College of Arts & Science, University of Madras, Cuddalore-607001, 84%.

Awards & Credits

  • INSPIRE FACULTY Award 2013 (session –II) by DST (Department of Science & Technology), Govt. of India.

  • Qualified GATE-2006, 91.9 percentile. Overall ranking 367 out of 4542 candidates appeared. 

  • Qualified CSIR-NET Jun 2006 and got UGC-JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) conducted by University Grants Commission, India.

Work Experience:

Worked as a Junior Scientist in Shasun Research Centre, a unit of Shasun Chemicals and Drugs Limited, June 2006-May 2007.

Teaching Experience:

Dr. M. K. teaches Engineering Chemistry theory and practicals to B.Tech Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering students and Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques to AcSIR scholars.

Education Books Bookshelfs


Publications (Masters, Ph.D and post-doc)
1.    E. Ramesh, M. Kathiresan and R .Raghunathan; Solvent-free microwave-assisted conversion of Baylis–Hillman adducts of ninhydrin into functionalized spiropyrrolidines/pyrrolizidines through 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, Tetrahedron Lett., 2007, 48(10), 1835. IF: 2.415
2.    D. H. Taffa, M. Kathiresan and L. Walder; Tuning the Hydrophilic, Hydrophobic, and Ion Exchange Properties of Mesoporous TiO2, Langmuir, 2009, 25 (9), 5371. IF: 3.882
3.    D. H. Taffa, M. Kathiresan, L. Walder, B. Seelandt and M. Wark; Pore size and surface charge control in mesoporous TiO2 using post-grafted SAMs, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 1473. IF: 3.676 
4.    M. Kathiresan, L. Walder, F. Ye and H. Reuter; Viologen-based benzylicdendrimers: selective synthesis of 3,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)benzylbromide and conformational analysis of the corresponding viologendendrimer subunit, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010, 51(16), 2188. IF: 2.415
5.    D. H. Taffa, M. Kathiresan, T. Arnold, L. Walder, M. Erbacher, D. Bauer, F. P. Montforts, J. Nordmann and M. Haase; Dye sensitized membranes within mesoporous TiO2: Photocurrents in aqueous solution, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2010, 216 (1), 35. IF: 4.291
6.    M. Kathiresan, Lorenz Walder, Trimethylenedipyridinium Dendrimers: Synthesis and Sequential Guest Complexation in Molecular Shells, Macromolecules, 2010, 43 (22), 9248. IF: 5.985 
7.    M. Kathiresan, Lorenz Walder, Shell-by-Shell Inside-Out Complexation of Organic Anions in Flexible and Rigid Pyridinium Dendrimers, Macromolecules, 2011, 44 (21), 8563. IF: 5.985
8.    O. Fenwick, C. V. Dyck, K. Murugavel, D. Cornil, F. Reinders, S. Haar, Marcel Mayor, Jérôme Cornil, P. Samori, Modulating the charge injection in organic field effect transistors: Fluorinated oligophenylself assembled monolayers for high work function electrodes, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 3007. IF: 7.393
9.    M. Kathiresan,* H. J. Steinhoff, L. Walder, TEMPO-labeled Viologen Dendrimers: Synthesis, Characterisation and Preliminary Distance Measurements, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2017, 218(19), 1700142. IF: 2.527

Publications from CSIR-CECRI

1.    K. Murugavel,*Benzylic Viologen Dendrimers: Review of Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 5873. IF: 5.582
2.    M. Kathiresan,* D. Velayutham, Ionic Liquids as an electrolyte for the electro synthesis of organic compounds, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17499. IF: 6.222
3.    K. Madasamy, M. Kathiresan,*Dimeric and Star-Shaped Viologens: Synthesis and Capping interactions with β-cyclodextrin, ChemistrySelect, 2016, 1, 354. IF: 2.109
4.    Sathyamoorthi S, K. Madasamy, K. Murugavel, V. Suryanarayanan, D. Velayutham, Ethyl viologen dibromide as a novel dual redox shuttle for supercapacitor, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 4562. IF: 12.732
5.    B. Y. Wen, J. Yi, Y. H. Hao Wang, K. Madasamy, H. Zhang, M. Kathiresan,*Jian-Feng Li, Zhong-Qun Tian, In-situ monitoring of redox processes of viologen at Au(hkl) single-crystal electrodes using electrochemical shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Electrochem. Commun., 2016, 72, 131. IF: 4.724
6.    S. Suriyakumar, M. Kanagaraj, N. Angulakshmi, M. Kathiresan, K. S. Nahm, M. Walkowiak, K. Wasiński, P. Półrolniczak and A. Manuel Stephan, Charge–discharge studies of all-solid-state Li/LiFePO4 cells with PEO-based composite electrolytes encompassing metal organic frameworks, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 97180. IF: 3.361
7.    S. Gopi, M. Kathiresan,*1,4-Phenylenediamine based covalent triazine framework as an electro catalyst, Polymer, 2017, 109, 315. IF: 4.43
8.    K. Madasamy, S. Gopi, M. Senthil Kumaran, S. Radhakrishnan, D. Velayutham, P. Muthu Mareeswaran and M. Kathiresan,*A Supramolecular Investigation on the Interactions between Ethyl terminated Bis–viologen Derivatives with Sulfonato Calix[4]arenes, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2(3), 1175. IF: 2.109
9.    P. Sivasakthi, G. N. K. Ramesh Bapu, K. Murugavel, S. Mohan, Facile method of pulse electrodeposited NiO-CeO2Sm doped nanocomposite electrode on copper foam for supercapacitor application, J. Alloys Compd. 2017, 709, 240. IF: 5.316
10.    V. Selvamani, S. Gopi, V. Rajagopal, M. Kathiresan, V. Suryanarayanan, D. Velayutham, S. Gopukumar, High rate performing in-situ nitrogen enriched spherical carbon particles for Li/Na-ion Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (45), 39326. IF: 9.229
11.    K. Madasamy, V. M. Shanmugam, D. Velayutham,  M. Kathiresan,* Reversible 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks encompassing Viologen Cation Radicals and CB[8], Sci. Rep., 2018, 8 (1), 1354. IF: 4.379
12.    T. Khamrang,  M. Velusamy,  J. Madhavan,  M. Ramesh,  M. Kathiresan,  A. Kathiravan, A Combined Experimental and Computational Investigations on Pyrene Based D-π-A Dyes, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,2018, 20, 6264—6273. IF: 3.676
13.    S. Suriyakumar, M. Kanagaraj, M. Kathiresan, N. Angulakshmi, S. Thomas, A. M. Stephan, Metal-Organic Frameworks based membrane as a permselective separator for lithium-sulfur batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 2018, 265, 151-159. IF: 6.901
14.    V. Rajagopal, M. Kathiresan, D. Velayutham, V. Suryanarayanan, K. C. Ho, Electrochemical fabrication of dendritic silver-copper bimetallic nanomaterials in protic ionic liquid for electrocarboxylation, J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., 2018, 87, 158. IF: 5.876
15.    S. Gopi, K. Giribabu, M. Kathiresan,* Porous Organic Polymer-Derived Carbon Composite as a Bimodal Catalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction and Nitro phenol Reduction, ACS Omega, 2018, 3 (6), 6251. IF: 3.512
16.    M. Perumal,  V. Suryanarayanan,  N. Nesakumar,  D. Velayutham,  K. Madasamy,  M. Kathiresan, A. J. Kulandaisamy,  R. J. B. Bosco, A novel electrochemical sensor based on nickel-metal organic framework for efficient electrocatalytic oxidation and rapid detection of lactate, New J. Chem, 2018, 42, 11839. IF: 3.925
17.    S. Suriyakumar, S. Gopi, M. Kathiresan, S. Bose, E. B. Gowd, J.  R. Nair, N. Angulakshmi, G. Meligrana, F. Bella, C. Gerbaldi, A. M. Stephan, Metal organic framework laden poly(ethylene oxide) based composite electrolytes for all-solid-state Li-S and Li-metal polymer batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 2018, 285, 355. IF: 6.901
18.    T. Khamrang, A. Seetharaman, M. D. Kumar, M. Velusamy, M. Jaccob, M. Ramesh, M. Kathiresan, A. Kathiravan, New D–D′–A Configured Dye for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (39), 22241. IF: 4.126
19.    V. Srinivasan, M. A. Jhonsi, M. Kathiresan, A. Kathiravan, Nanostructured Graphene Oxide Dots: Synthesis, Characterization, Photoinduced Electron Transfer Studies, and Detection of Explosives/Biomolecules, ACS Omega 2018, 3 (8), 9096. IF: 3.512
20.    V. Premkumar, N. Chandrasekaran, K. Madasamy, M. Kathiresan,* P. Kanagavalli, S. Senthil kumar, Iron oxide decorated N-doped carbon derived from poly (ferrocene-urethane) interconnects for the oxygen reduction reaction, New J. Chem. 2018, 42 (19), 15629. IF: 3.925
21.    S. Suriyakumar, K. Madasamy, M. Kathiresan, M. H. Alkordi, M. A. Stephan, Improved Cycling Performance of Lithium-Sulfur Cell Through Supramolecular Interactions, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122(49), 27843. IF: 4.126
22.    V. Rajagopal, P.Manivel, N.Nesakumar, M. Kathiresan, D.Velayutham, V.Suryanarayanan, AgxCuyNiztrimetallic alloy catalysts for the electrocatalytic reduction of benzyl bromide in presence of carbon dioxide, ACS Omega, 2018, 3(12), 17125. IF: 3.512
23.    P. Manivel, K. Madasamy, V. Suryanarayanan, N. Nesakumar, A. J. Kulandaisamy, M. Kathiresan, M. Parthiban, D. Velayutham, K. M. Lee, Cu(HBTC)(4,4'-bipy)*3DMF nanorods supported on platinum electrode as an electrochemical sensing platform for efficient vitamin B12 detection, J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., 2019, 96, 1. IF: 5.876
24.    A. A. Raheem, S. Gopi, M. Kathiresan,* C. Praveen, Electropolymerization of thienyl tethered comonomers and application towards the electrocatalytic reduction of nitrobenzene, RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 1895. IF: 3.361
25.    A. Gowri, V. Veeraragavan, M. Kathiresan, A. Kathiravan, A pyrene based colorimetric chemosensor for CO2 gas detection triggered by fluoride ion, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2019, 719, 67. IF: 2.328
26.    K. Madasamy, S. Kumaraguru, V. Sankar, S. Mannathan, M. Kathiresan,* A Zn based metal organic framework as a heterogeneous catalyst for C–C bond formation reactions, New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 3793. IF: 3.925
27.    S. Suriyakumar, M. Kathiresan, A. M. Stephan, Charge–Discharge and Interfacial Properties of Ionic Liquid-Added Hybrid Electrolytes for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, ACS Omega, 2019, 4(2), 3894. IF: 3.512
28.    A. Natarajan, K. Murugavel,* K. Madasamy, S. Suriyakumar, N. Illayaraja, N. Anupriya, M. Christy, K. S. Nahm, Y. Zhou, A. Manuel Stephan: Charge-discharge behavior of Li-O2 cell with viologen as redox catalyst: influence of cationic charge. Ionics, 2019, 1-9 IF: 2.817
29.    K. Madasamy, D. Velayutham, V. Suryanarayanan, M. Kathiresan,* K.-C. Ho: Viologen based Electrochromic Materials and Devices. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 4622-4637 IF: 7.393
30.    K. Madasamy, D. Velayutham, M. Kathiresan*, Facile Construction of a Supramolecular Organic Framework Using NaphthylViologen Guests and CB[8] Host via Charge-Transfer Complexation, ACS Omega, 2019, 4 (5), 8528. IF: 3.512
31.    D.E. Mathew, S. Gopi, M. Kathiresan, A.M. Stephan, S. Thomas, Influence of MOF ligands on the electrochemical and interfacial properties of PEO-based electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium batteries, Electrochimica Acta, 2019, 319, 189-200. IF: 6.901
32.    K. R. Prakasha, K. Madasamy, M. Kathiresan, A. S. Prakash, Ethylviologen Hexafluorophosphate as Electrolyte Additive for High-Voltage Nickel-Rich Layered Cathode, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123(47), 28604-28610. IF: 4.126
33.    V. Rajagopal, M. Kathiresan,* P. Manivel, V. Suryanarayanan, D. Velayutham, K.-C. Ho, Porous organic polymer derived metal-free carbon composite as an electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction and water splitting, J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng., 2020, 106, 183-190. IF: 5.876
34.    N. Angulakshmi, R. B. Dhanalakshmi, M. Kathiresan,* Y. Zhou, A. M. Stephan, The suppression of lithium dendrites by a triazine-based porous organic polymer-laden PEO-based electrolyte and its application for all-solid-state lithium batteries    , Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, 4, 933-940. IF: 6.482
35.    A. Gowri, T. Khamrang, M. Velusamy, M. Kathiresan, M. D. Kumar, M. Jaccob, A. Kathiravan, Pyrene based chemosensor for carbon dioxide gas – Meticulous investigations and digital image based RGB analysis, Sens. Actuators Rep., 2020, 2(1), 100007.
36.    R. Gupta, M. O. Valappil, A. Sakthivel, A. Mathur, C. S. Pundir, K. Murugavel, J. Narang, S. Alwarappan, Tungsten disulfide Quantum Dots Based Disposable Paper Based Lab on GenoChip for Specific Meningitis DNA Detection, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2020, 167(10), 107501. IF: 4.316
37.    S. Gopi, K. Giribabu, M. Kathiresan,* K. Yun, Cobalt (II) ions and Cobalt Nanoparticle Embedded Porous Organic Polymers: An Efficient Electrocatalyst for Water-splitting Reactions, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2020, 4, 3797-3805. IF: 6.367
38.    D. E. Mathew, S. Gopi, M. Kathiresan,* G. J. Rani, S. Thomas, A. M. Stephan, A porous organic polymer-coated permselective separator mitigating self-discharge of lithium–sulfur batteries, Mater. Adv., 2020, 1, 648-657. IF: 5.0
39.    S. K. Kannan,   B. Ambrose,   S. Sudalaimani,   M. Pandiaraj,   K. Giribabu and M. Kathiresan*, Review on Chemical and Electrochemical Methodologies for the Sensing of Biogenic Amines, Analytical Methods, 2020, 12, 3438-3453. IF: 2.896
40.    V. Srinivasan, A. Kathiravan, M. Kathiresan, G. Krishnan, M. A. Jhonsi, Facile synthesis of carbon nanocubes and its applications for sensing antibiotics, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2020, 403, 112855. IF: 4.291
41.     V. Sankar, M. Kathiresan, B. Sivakumar, S. Mannathan, Zinc‐Catalyzed N‐Alkylation of Aromatic Amines with Alcohols: A Ligand‐Free Approach, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020, 362, 4409. IF: 5.837
42.    C-Y. Li, S. Duan, B-Y. Wen, S-B. Li, M. Kathiresan, L-Q. Xie, S. Chen, J. R. Anema, B-W. Mao, Y. Luo, Z-Q. Tian, J-F. Li, Observation of inhomogeneous plasmonic field distribution in a nanocavity, Nature Nanotechnology, 2020, 15, 922-926. IF: 39.213
43.    V. Rajagopal, N. J. Narayanan, M. Kathiresan,* D. K. Pattanayak, V. Suryanarayanan, Triazine interlinked covalent organic polymer as an efficient anti-bacterial agent, Mater. Today Chem. 2021, 19, 100408. IF: 8.301
44.    P. Po´łrolniczak, M. Walkowiak, J. Kaz´mierczak-Raz´na, D. Kasprzak, D. E. Mathew, M. Kathiresan,* A. M. Stephan and N. Angulakshmi, BaTiO3-g-GO as an efficient permselective material for lithium–sulfur batteries, Mater. Chem. Front., 2021, 5, 950-960. IF: 6.482
45.    S. Gopi, S. Perumal, E. M. Al Olayan, O. D. AlAmri, A. S. Aloufi, M. Kathiresan,* K. Yun, 2D Trimetal-organic framework derived metal carbon hybrid catalyst for urea electro-oxidation and 4-nitrophenol reduction, Chemosphere, 2021, 267, 129243. IF: 7.086
46.    S. Gopi, S. Vadivel, L. M. C. Pinto, A. Syed, M. Kathiresan, K. Yun, Non-noble metal (Ni, Cu)-carbon composite derived from porous organic polymers for high-performance seawater electrolysis, Environmental Pollution, 2021, 289, 117861. IF: 8.071
47.    R. V. Adith, K. Madasamy, N. Mohanapriya, S. Kosame, B. K. Ramesh, M. Kathiresan,* S. S. Kumar, N. Chandrasekaran, Molecularly Engineered Oxygen Deficient Magnetite Decorated Carbon as Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Molecular Catalysis, 2021, 514, 111837. IF: 5.062
48.    M. Kathiresan,* A. Bebin, A. Natarajan, D. E. Mathew, D. Sujatha, A. M. Stephan, Viologens: A versatile organic molecule for energy storage applications, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, 9, 27215 – 27233. IF: 12.732
49.    V. Saravanakumar, V. Rajagopal, M. Kathiresan,* V. Suryanarayanan, S. Anandan, K-.C Ho, Cu-MOF derived CuO nanoparticle decorated amorphous carbon as an electrochemical platform for the sensing of caffeine in real samples, J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 2022, 133, 104248. IF: 5.876 
50.    B. Ambrose, R. Naresh, M. Ulaganathan, P. Ragupathy, M. Kathiresan,* Modified Viologen as an Efficient Anolyte for Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries, Materials Letters, 2022, 314, 131876. IF: 3.423
51.    B. Ambrose, A. Kannan, M. Kathiresan,* Evaluation of negolyte properties of supramolecular binary complexes based on viologen-cucurbit[7]urils, New J. Chem. 2022, 46(12), 5606-5613. IF: 3.925
52.    S. Sathya, N. Angulakshmi, J.-H Ahn, M. Kathiresan, A. M. Stephan, Influence of Additives on the Electrochemical and Interfacial Properties of SiOx-Based Anode Materials for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Langmuir, 2022, 38(8), 2423-2434. IF: 3.882
53.    V. Rajagopal, M. Manivannan, M. Kathiresan,* V. Suryanarayanan, L. A. Jones, Metal/metal oxide-decorated covalent organic frameworks as electrocatalysts for electrocarboxylation and water splitting, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2022, 285, 126104. IF: 4.094
54.    J. Cai, V. Murugadoss, J. Jiang, X. Gao, Z. Lin, M. Huang, J. Guo, SA Alsareii, H. Algadi, M. Kathiresan, Waterborne polyurethane and its nanocomposites: a mini-review for anti-corrosion coating, flame retardancy, and biomedical applications, Adv. Compos. Hybrid Mater., 2022, 5, 641–650. IF: 10.348
55.    S. Ponnada, M. S. Kiai, D. B. Gorle, R. Venkatachalam, B. Saini, M. Kathiresan, A. Nowduri, R. Singhal, F. Marken, A. M. Kulandainathan, K. K. Nanda, R. K. Sharma, R. S. C. Bose, Recent Status and Challenges in Multifunctional Electrocatalysis Based on 2D MXenes, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2022, 12, 4413-4441. IF: 6.177
56.    S. B. Deshmukh, M. Anbukulandainathan, M. Kathiresan,* A review on Biopolymer-derived Electrospun Nanofibers for Biomedical and Antiviral Applications, Biomaterials Science, 2022, 10, 4424-4442. IF: 7.59
57.    B. Ambrose, R. Naresh, M. Kathiresan, M. Ulaganathan, P. Ragupathy, Highly Stable Asymmetric Viologen as an Anolyte for Aqueous Organic and Halide-Based Redox Flow Batteries, Energy Technology, 2023, 11, 2201046. IF: 4.15  
58.    M-M, Gu, P-C. Guan, S-S. Xu, H-M. Li, Y-C. Kou, X-D. Lin, M. Kathiresan, Y. Song, Y-J. Zhang, S-Z. Jin, J-F. Li, Ultrasensitive detection of SARS-CoV-2 S protein with aptamers biosensor based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering, J. Chem. Phys. 2023, 158, 024203. IF: 4.304  
59.    V. Rajagopal, M. Ragunath, N. A. Khan, M. Kathiresan,* V. Suryanarayanan, L. A. Jones, S. Kundu, Gold nanoparticles decorated covalent organic polymer as a bimodal catalyst for total water splitting and nitro compound reduction, Materials Today Chemistry, 2023, 27, 101327. IF: 7.61
60.    S. L. Pasarakonda, S. Ponnada, D. B. Gorle, R.S.C. Bose, A. Palariya, M. S. Kiai, H. B. Gandham, M. Kathiresan, R. K. Sharma, A. Nowduri, On the role of graphene oxide in bifunctional Ni/MOF/rGO composites in electrochemical nitrate detection and oxygen evolution reaction, New. J. Chem., 2023, 47, 725-736. IF: 3.925
61.    B. Ambrose, R. Madhu, A. Kannan, S. Senthilvel, M. Kathiresan,* S. Kundu, Impact of Ligand in Bimetallic Co, Ni-Metal-Organic Framework towards Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Electrochimica Acta, 2023, 439, 141714. IF: 6.90
62.    B. Ambrose, K. Nasrin, M. Arunkumar, A. Kannan, M. Sathish, M. Kathiresan,* Viologen-based covalent organic polymers: Variation of morphology and evaluation of their ultra-long cycle supercapacitor performance, Journal of Energy Storage, 2023, 61, 106714. IF: 8.91
63.    M. Kathiresan,* Metal‐ion/Metal nanoparticle anchored Porous Organic Polymers as Efficient Catalysts for Organic Transformations–A Recent Overview, Chemistry an Asian Journal, 2023, 18, e202201299. IF: 4.839
64.    M. Mahendran, R. Venkatachalam, L. Krishnamoorthy, S. Dhana, V. Suryanarayanan, M. Kathiresan, R. Thasan, L. A. Jones, One pot synthesis and characterization of binary and ternary metal organic frameworks (MOFs) as tri-modal catalysts for thiophene electrooxidation, water splitting and 4-nitrophenol reduction, New J. Chem, 2023, 47, 6330-634. IF: 3.925
65.    M. Krishnan, M. Kathiresan,* C. Praveen, Electrochemically Generated Copper(I)-Catalyzed Click Chemistry: Triazole Synthesis and Insights into Their Photophysical Properties, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2023, 26, e202201405. IF: 3.261
66.    X-B. Zheng, S-H. Liu, B-Y. Wen, W. Peng, H-M. Li, M. Kathiresan,* Y-J. Zhang, S-Z. Jin, J-F. Li, Rapid detection and whole class control of quinolone antibiotics in pork based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Journal of Raman Spectrsocopy, 2023, 54(5), 468. IF: 2.727
67.    C. Saravanan, P. Muthuraja, M. Kanagaraj, M. Kathiresan, K. S. Velu, P. B. Bhargav, K. Kandasamy, P. M. Mareeswaran, Viologen appended Schiff base polymer and its symmetrical supercapacitor device performance, Mater. Today Commun., 2023, 35, 105832. IF: 3.662
68.    S. Deshmukh, R. Thamizhselvan, K. Mariyappan, M. Kathiresan,* M. Ulaganathan, P. Ragupathy, Hybrid Aqueous Alkaline Zinc/TEMPO Flow Battery: A Sustainable High Voltage Green Energy Storage Device, J. Electrochem. Soc., 2023, 170(5), 050522. IF: 4.316
69.    D. Feng, S.-S. Xu, B.-Y. Wen, M. Kathiresan, Y.-J. Zhang, A. Wang, F.-L. Zhang, S. Jin, J.-F. Li, Ultrasensitive and rapid detection for multiple dopings in saliva and urine using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Spectrosc. Lett., 2023, 56(5), 249-262. IF: 1.34     
70.    M. Kesavan, V. Sannasi, M. Kathiresan, M. Ramesh, Metal-organic framework (Mn-BTC MOF) incorporated polymer gel electrolytes for dye-sensitized solar cells: preparation and device performances, Bull. Mater. Sci. 2023, 46, 90. IF: 1.878
71.    B. Boro, P. Kalita, A. Vijayaprabhakaran, D. Q. Dao, S. Nandy, K. H. Chae,.Y. Nailwal, M. Kathiresan*, J. Mondal, Discrete Cu-Metallo Porous Polycarbazole as a Nanoelectromediator for Effective Electrocarboxylation of Benzyl Bromide with CO2, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2023, 6, 13, 11788. IF: 6.14
72.    N. Angulakhsmi, A. Bebin, S. Sathya, M. Kathiresan, G. Lingua, S. Ferrari, E. B Gowd, W. Wang, C. Shen, G. A. Elia, C. Gerbaldi, A. M. Stephan, Enhanced Electrochemical Performance of hybrid solid polymer electrolytes encompassing viologen for all-solid-state lithium polymer batteries, ACS Materials Au, 2023, 3, 5, 528. 
73.    S. Gopi, M. Kathiresan, K. Yun, Metal-organic and porous organic framework in electrocatalytic water splitting, J. Ind. Engg. Chem. 2023, 126, 127. IF: 6.1
74.    V. Saravanakumar, V. Rajagopal, K. Narayanan, N. Nesakumar, M. Kathiresan,* V. Suryanarayanan, S. Anandan, Cu-MOF/Pd derived oxide nanoparticles based carbon composite - An innovative electrochemical sensing platform for Bisphenol A, J. Alloys Compd. 2023, 963, 171216. IF: 5.316
75.    D. E. Mathew, R. B. Dhanalakshmi, S. Sathya, M. Kathiresan, S. Thomas, M. H. Alkordi, A. M. Stephan, Comparative study of different lithium salts as electrolyte additives of Li/SiOx–Si–C half-cells for lithium sulfur batteries, SN Appl. Sci. 2023, 5, 214. IF: 6.1
76.    S. Iniyan, J. Ren, S. Deshmukh, K. Rajeswaran, G. Jegan, H. Hou, V. Suryanarayanan, V. Murugadoss, M. Kathiresan,* B. B. Xu, Z. Guo, An Overview of Metal-Organic Framework Based Electrocatalysts: Design and Synthesis for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution, Oxygen Evolution, and Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reactions, Chem. Rec. 2023, 23, e202300317. IF: 6.6
77.    T. S. Kannan, S. Munan, M. Kathiresan, A. Samanta, G. K. Kole, Solid-State Photodimerization Reaction with Photosalient Effect and Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties of N-Methylated 1-Naphthylvinyl-4-Quinoline, Cryst. Growth Des. 2023, 23, 11, 8261–8269. IF: 3.8
78.    C. Soosaimanickam, A. Sakthivel, M. Kathiresan, S. Alwarappan, Zeolite Imidazolate Framework-Based Platform for the Electrochemical Detection of Epinephrine, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2023, 170, 107504. IF: 4.316
79.    K. Rajagopal, M. Kathiresan, A. Rajaram, A. Natarajan, K. Natesan, Development of robust noble-metal free lanthanum, neodymium doped Li1.05Ni0.5Mn1.5O4 as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for electrochemical water splitting, RSC Adv. 2023, 13, 23829-23840. IF: 3.9
80.    A. Vijayaprabhakaran, M. Kathiresan,* Fluorine-free synthesized tantalum carbide (Ta2C Mxene) as an efficient electrocatalyst for water reduction and nitro compound reduction, Mater. Adv., 2023, 4, 3593-3602. IF: 5.0
81.    B. Ambrose, R. Naresh, S. Deshmukh, M. Kathiresan,* P. Ragupathy, Exploring Contemporary Advancements and Outlook in Viologen-Based Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries: A Mini Review, Energy Fuels 2023, 37, 23, 18226–18242. IF: 5.3
82.    N. Allwyn, B. Ambrose, M. Kathiresan,* M. Sathish, Self-Sacrificial Templated Nanoarchitectonics of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Derived from Viologen-Based Covalent Triazine Polymer: An Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst in Zinc–Air Batteries, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2023, 6, 21, 11408–11419, IF: 6.4
83.    M. Krishnan, M. Kathiresan,* C. Praveen, Synthetic Access to 1,3-Butadiynes via Electro-redox Cuprous-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Csp–Csp Homocoupling of Terminal Acetylenes, Synthesis, 2024, 56(06), 777-786. IF: 2.56
84.    N. Angulakshmi, S. Sundar, N. Karthik, M. Kathiresan, R. S. Kumar, D. J. Yoo, A. M. Stephan, Enhanced Cycling Performance of Li–S Cells by Mitigation of Lithium Polysulfides Encompassing Palladated Porous Aromatic Polymer-Coated Membranes, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2024, 7, 1, 250–259. IF: 6.4
85.    B. Ambrose, G. Sathyaraj, M. Kathiresan,* Evaluation of the complexation behaviour among functionalized diphenyl viologens and cucurbit [7] and [8] urils, Sci. Rep., 2024, 14(1), 5786. IF: 4.6
86.    A. Bhadani, M. Kathiresan,* Electrochemical Switching in Mechanically Interlocked Molecules (MIMs), Org. Chem. Front., 2024, DOI: 10.1039/D4QO00061G. IF: 5.4

Book Chapters
1.    Murugavel Kathiresan, Chapter 1 - Graphitic carbon nitrides: synthesis and properties, Editor(s): A. Pandikumar, C. Murugan, S. Vinoth, In Micro and Nano Technologies, Nanoscale Graphitic Carbon Nitride, Elsevier, 2022, Pages 1-16, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-823034-3.00004-2.
2.    N. Angulakshmi, Murugavel Kathiresan, A. Manuel Stephan, Chapter 5 - In Situ X-Ray Diffraction Studies on Lithium-Ion and Beyond Lithium-Ion Batteries, Editor(s): Cai Shen, Microscopy and Microanalysis for Lithium-Ion Batteries, CRC Press, 2023, Pages 145-165.
3.    M. Kathiresan, M. A. Kulandainathan, Chapter-9, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Editor(s): Piyush Kumar Sonkar, Vellaichamy Ganesan, Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy Applications, CRC Press, 2023, Pages 186-211.


Professor & Students

Ongoing research

Graphical abstract.tif

Metal Organic Framework

We are interested in the electrochemical and synthetic applications of metal-organic frameworks. We synthesize metal-organic frameworks using hydrothermal or solvothermal synthesis, and after thorough characterizations, we study their electrochemical applications such as electrocarboxylation, oxygen evolution, Hydrogen evolution reactions, whereas the synthetic applications deals with the catalytic applications of MOFs. Apart from this we also evaluate Energy storage applications of these systems in collaboration.

Graphical abstract.tif

CV Title

Porous organic polymers, metal-organic frameworks, and their composites exhibit excellent electrocatalytic activities towards the reduction of CO2 at ambient conditions. We are more interested in the indirect electrochemical reduction of CO2 in organic media, where an organic molecule such as ketone, alkyl, or aryl halide is reduced at first electrochemically, subsequently coupled to CO2 followed by one-electron reduction to produce the corresponding carboxylate. 

Graphical Abstract-RGB.tif

Supramolecular Chemistry

We are more interested in the host-guest or guest-host investigations between various substituted viologen derivatives and cyclodextrins, calixarenes, and cucurbit[n]urils. For this purpose, specifically designed viologen moieties were synthesized following multi-step organic synthesis and characterized. Further, the host-guest/guest-host interactions were investigated using NMR, electrochemical, and other spectroscopic techniques. For representative examples, please go through the publications from our group.


Porous organic polymers

Porous organic polymers (POPs) are known for their porosity due to which they find applications in catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, energy-storage, gas-storage applications. Further carbonization of POPs under inert atmosphere renders graphitized carbon with varying degrees (depends on temperature). These carbonized POPs also find applications in various fields, they even outperform their parent POPs in many aspects. Our group is interested in the synthesis of POPs with variety of functional groups and their applications towards nitrophenol reduction, electrocatalysis, etc. 

Get in Touch

College Rd, Alagappa Puram, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

04565 241 312 (Office)

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page