Dr. Bala. Manimaran


Department of Chemistry

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I have obtained my M.Sc at University of Madras and earned my Ph.D at IIT-Bombay and carried out my Post Doctoral Studies at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. I have joined as a Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University in August 2002 and became Reader in September 2006, Associate Professor in September 2009 and Professor in September 2012. I have involved the teaching activities of M.Sc Chemistry program and the research works of (i) Synthesis of metallacyclophanes, (ii) Design of discrete supramolecules, (iii) Luminescence tuning properties, (iv) Molecular recognition capabilities, (v) Anticancer activity studies and (vi) Development CO releasing molecules.


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Notable Publications

"Single-Pot Self-Assembly of Heteroleptic Mn(I)-Based Aminoquinonato-Bridged Ester/Amide-Functionalized Dinuclear Metallastirrups: Potential Anticancer and Visible-Light-Triggered CORMs. D. Divya, R. Nagarajaprakash, P. Vidhyapriya, N. Sakthivel, B. Manimaran. ACS Omega 2019, 4, 12790–12802. "

"Self-Assembly of Chalcogenolato-Bridged Ester and Amide Functionalized Dinuclear Re(I) Metallacycles: Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Preliminary Cytotoxicity Studies. M. Karthikeyan, R. Govindarajan, E. Duraisamy, V. Veena, N. Sakthivel, B. Manimaran. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 3362–3368."

"Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Host−Guest Studies of Aminoquinonato-Bridged Re(I) Supramolecular Rectangles. R. Govindarajan, R. Nagarajaprakash, B. Manimaran. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 10686–10694."

"One-pot synthesis of oxamidato-bridged hexarhenium trigonal prisms adorned with ester functionality. R. Nagarajaprakash, R. Govindarajan, B. Manimaran. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 11732–11740. "

"Synthesis and Spectroscopic and Structural Characterization of Oxamidato-Bridged Rhenium(I) Supramolecular Rectangles with Ester Functionalization. R. Nagarajaprakash, D. Divya, B. Ramakrishna, B. Manimaran. Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1367–1373. "

Awards & Achievements​

Awarded Certificate of Merit for Performance as Best Teacher, by Pondicherry University, Puducherry in 2010.
Awarded two United States Patents in 2005 and one in 2002.
Awarded DST-Young Scientist Fast Track Project in 2004.

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