Dr.J.Kamalraja (DST-INSPIRE)

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1Ph.D.Organic ChemistryCSIR-CLRI., Chennai, (Degree awarded by University of Madras)2015
2M.Phil.ChemistryPondicherry University2010
3M.Sc.ChemistryMadurai Kamaraj University2009
4B.Sc. ChemistryThiruvalluvar University2007
Total Experience: 
2010 to present (Research)
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Synthesis of novel biologically active heterocyclic compounds via environmentally friendly approaches, Synthesis of naturally occurring alkaloids core substructure via Domino reactions, Transition metal mediated Organic transformation reactions, Small molecule applications in medicinal Chemistry, Applications of Inorganic and Organic molecules in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Publications (in last 3 years): 

Publications in refereed journals:                             24

Presentation in conferences:                                     9

No. of scholars who took Ph.D:                                 -

No. of scholars who took M.Phil:                               -        

No. of M.Sc Students:                                               1    



    1. Michael addition of α-azido ketones on iminocoumarin derivatives: an efficient access to new functionalized azido chromenes, Thelagathoti Hari Babu, Jayabal Kamalraja, Doraiswamy Muralidharan, Paramasivan T. Perumal, Tetrahedron Letters, 2011, 52, 4093-4096.
    2. A facile method for the synthesis of 3-(aminomethylene)oxindoles from isatylidene malononitriles and α-azidoketones, Jayabal Kamalraja, Thelagathoti Hari Babu, Doraiswamy Muralidharan, Paramasivan Thirumalai Perumal, Synlett, 2012, 1950-1954.
    3. An Efficient, One-Pot Regioselective Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Chromen-5-ones and Pyrano[3,2-c]chromen-5-ones via a Tandem Knoevenagel–Michael–Cyclization Sequence, Jayabal Kamalraja, Doraiswamy Muralidharan, Paramasivan Thirumalai Perumal, Synlett, 2012, 2894-2898.
    4. An expedient four-component domino protocol for the regioselective synthesis of highly functionalized pyranopyrazoles and chromenopyrazoles via nitroketene-N,Sacetal chemistry under solvent-free condition, Jayabal Kamalraja, Thirumalai Perumal Paramasivan, Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 2010–2014.
    5. Microwave assisted InCl3 mediated regioselective synthesis of highly functionalized indolylpyran under solvent-free condition and its chemical transformation to indolyltriazolylpyran hybrids, Jayabal Kamalraja, Paramasivan Thirumalai Perumal, Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 3561–3564.
    6. InCl3-mediated eco-friendly three-component domino reaction for synthesis of highly functionalized triazolylspiroxindolinopyrans and triazolylpyrans under solvent-free conditions, Jayabal Kamalraja, Potharaj Murugasan and Paramasivan Thirumalai Perumal, RSC Advances. 2014, 4, 19422–19432.
    7. Greener approach for regioselective synthesis of multifunctionalized indolylpyrrole and indolyltriazolylpyrrole hybrids via Michael addition of alpha-azidoketones, Jayabal Kamalraja, Ramachandran Sowndarya and Paramasivan Thirumalai Perumal, Synlett, 2014, 2208-2212.
    8. Indium Trichloride Catalysed Domino Reactions of Isatin: A Facile Access to the Synthesis of Spiro(indoline-3,4′-pyrano[2,3-c]pyrazol)-2-one Derivatives, Nataraj Poomathi, Jayabal Kamalraja, Sivakalai Mayakrishnan, D. Muralidharan, Paramasivan T. Perumal, Synlett, 2014, 708-712.
    9. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluate on of chromene and pyranochromen-5-one derivatives fused into a novel collagen scaffold for tissue engineering application, S. Kandhasamy, G. Ramanathan, Jayabal Kamalraja, R. Balaji, N. Mathivanan, T. V. Uma and P. T. Perumal, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 55075-55087.
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Participated(Last 3 Years): 



    1. Poster presentation at 3rd International Conferences on Heterocyclic Chemistry held at 10-13, 2011 in Jaipur, Conducted by Department of Chemistry of Rajesthan, Jaipur, India.
    2. Poster presentation on 8th J-NOST Conference for research scholars from 15-17th December 2012 held at the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
    3. Poster presentation at International Conference on Advances in New Materials (ICAN) conducted by the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, during 20 – 21st June 2014 at the University of Madras, Chennai.
    4. Poster presentation at National Symposium on Transcending Frontiers in Organic Chemistry-2014 held at CSIR-National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum during October 9-11, 2014.
    5. Poster presentation at the 17th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry held from 6-8th February, 2015 at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
    6. Participated in “National Seminar on Nanomaterials and Green Chemical Processes” (NMGCP-2015) Organized by the Department of Chemistry, Easwari Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India on 21.01.2015.
    7. Participated National Seminar on National Level Workshop on Analytical Techniques in Chemistry-2015 (ATRC-2015) Organized by the Department of Chemistry, B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Vandalur, Chennai, on April 21 & 22nd , 2015.
    8. Poster presentation at National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemistry and Materials (ETCM-2015) held in Department of Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore on 9-10th April, 2015.
Honours / Awards (if any): 



      1. Qualified UGC Lecturership in National Eligibility Test (NET) in June 2009.
      2.  CSIR-JRF in National Eligibility Test (NET) in December 2009.
      3. Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in Feb 2010.
      4. Qualified CSIR-JRF in National Eligibility Test (NET) in June 2010.
      5. Upgraded CSIR-SRF in July 2012.
      6. Awarded as Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016.
      7. Awarded as the DST-INSPIRE Faculty Fellow in 2016.
Projects Undertaken: 


    A new hybrid and enhanced efficiency of Ruthenium complexes based dye sensitized solar cells” Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Duration: 2016 to 2021. Role: PI


Contact Details
Present Address: 
Dr. J. Kamalraja, Assistant Professor (DST-INSPIRE), Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Puducherry - 605 014, India.
Telephone No: 
0413-2654 708
Mobile No: 
+91-9750123067 & +91-7598510374
jkamalrajainspire15@gmail.com; jkamalraja@yahoo.com;