Qualification: 
MSc
divyamohanr@am.amrita.edu

Divya Mohan R. currently serves as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) at the Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri. She received her M. Sc. degree in Applied Chemistry from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, in 2010. She was qualified for the National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of UGC-CSIR in 2010 December. Later, she joined the Department of Chemistry, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in 2011. 

Divya Mohan is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Bioinorganic and Coordination Chemistry at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, under the guidance of Dr. Naveen V Kulkarni. Her research interests include developing novel, highly efficient molecules for multiple biological/pharmacological applications via the strategic derivatization and metalation of bioactive molecules.

Projects Undertaken

  • Served as co-developer of MHRD sponsored project “Development of suitable pedagogical methods for the development of online course in Engineering chemistry”.
  • Served as Course Developer of Organic Chemistry virtual lab- an  MHRD sponsored project under National Mission on Education through ICT.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

A. Omanakuttan, Priyanka, G., and Divya Mohan R, “Synthesis Characterisation and anti-microbial properties of two Salicylaldimine Schiff base complexes of transition metals”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 561, p. 012050, 2019.[Abstract]


Schiff bases and their metal complexes are widely used in the area of pharmacology owing to their anti-microbial properties. In this article, we detail the synthesis of two metal complexes, viz. Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of a salicylaldimine Schiff base formed from orthophenylene diamine (o-phdn) and salicylaldehyde. The complexes 1 [Cu(sal-o-phdn)] and 2 [Zn(sal-o-phdn)] are characterized by spectroscopic techniques like Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FT IR) and UV-Visible spectroscopic studies. The biological activity of the two complexes along with the Schiff base resistant to two gram positive and two gram negative bacteria is measured by Disc diffusion method. The complexes are found to be good candidates against certain microorganisms.

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2018

Divya Mohan R and Jose, A., “Reactions of Huisgen Zwitterions with Diphenyl Cyclopropenone: A Novel Strategy for the Synthesis of Oxazinone Derivatives”, Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol. 30, pp. 1075-1077, 2018.[Abstract]


In synthetic organic chemistry carbon hetero-atom and carbon carbon bond forming reactions are of prior importance. Generally polar and pericyclic reaction strategies are used for this which utilize reactive intermediates like carbanions, enols, radicals, carbenes, zwitterions, etc. Although potentially very useful, zwitterions have received less attention from this perspective. The present work is concerned with the use of a less well-known reactive intermediate viz., zwitterion. Neutral nucleophiles like triphenyl phosphine, nucleophilic carbenes, and isocyanides can form zwitterionic intermediates with azodicarboxylates and activated acetylenes [1-4]. Although, phosphine-azoester zwitterion generally known as the Huisgen zwitterion [5], has been known in the literature for almost five decades, barring its use as nucleophilic trigger in the Mitsunobu reaction [6-8]. The chemistry of these powerful reactive intermediates remained largely unexplored. In recent years, our research group has explored the synthetic potential of these zwiterionic intermediates with a view to synthesize a variety of heterocycles [1,2] and uncovered the interesting reactivity patterns of the zwitterions generated from triphenyl phosphine and dialkyl azodicarboxylate. In continuation these studies, presently, we investigated the reactions of Huisgen zwitterions derived from triphenylphosphine-azodicarboxylate with diphenyl cyclopropenones leading to the formation of oxazinones. Cyclopropenones are an important class of compounds because of their application in a wide range of reactions such as decarbonylation, addition, oxidation, substitution reactions, etc. Further, the variety of reactions for such a simple Reactions of Huisgen Zwitterions with Diphenyl Cyclopropenone: A Novel Strategy for the Synthesis of Oxazinone Derivatives

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Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2018

Vysakh K. K., J C. Joseph, A. P. Andrews, S. Swathi Krishna, Divya Mohan R, Sujesh Baby, C. H. Suresh, J. D. Sudha, and Prof. M. Padmanabhan, “Facile top-down exfoliation of crystalline MOF leading to nano-ribbons”, International Conference on Materials Science and Technology, ICMST-2018. 2018.

2017

Vysakh K K, Aravind R, Akshay J. M., Divya Mohan R, Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, and Prof. M. Padmanabhan, “Metal-Cluster MOF Materials from Metalogels and their Versatile Functional Properties”, CTriC 2017. Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi, 2017.

2016

Divya Mohan R, Vysakh K. K, Alex P. Andrews, Akhila K, U. Arjun, Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, R. C. Nath, and Prof. M. Padmanabhan, “Structurally diverse and magnetically active new crystalline metal organic framework (MOF) materials from 'metallogels'”, The Second International Conference on Materials Science and Technology (ICMST2016). St. Thomas College, Palai, Kerala , 2016.

2016

Akshay J. M. Nair, Divya Mohan R, Vysakh K. K., Andrews P. Alex, U. Arjun, R. C. Nath, Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, and Prof. M. Padmanabhan, “Synthesis, crystal structure, spectral and super-paramagnetic properties of a novel Gd(S=7/2) - Cu(S=1/2) MOF formed in situ by a facile ‘metallogel’ route”, National Conference on Materials Science and Technology. IIST, ISRO, Trivandrum, 2016.

2016

Vysakh K. K, Divya Mohan R, Alex Andrews, Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, and Prof. M. Padmanabhan, “Novel hetero-metal cluster MOFs through ‘metallogel’ route”, National Conference on Materials Science and Technology. IIST, ISRO, Trivandrum., 2016.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title

2018

Vysakh K. K., J C. Joseph, A. P. Andrews, S. Swathi Krishna, Divya Mohan R, Sujesh Baby, C. H. Suresh, J. D. Sudha, and Prof. M. Padmanabhan, “Facile top-down exfoliation of crystalline MOF leading to nano-ribbons”, in International Conference on Materials Science and Technology, ICMST-2018,, 2018.

2016

Prof. M. Padmanabhan, Divya Mohan R, Vysakh K. K., Alex P. Andrews, and Dr. Zeena S. Pillai, “Structurally diverse and magnetically active new crystalline metal organic framework (MOF) materials from ‘metallogels”, in International Conference on Materials Science and Technology, 2016.