Prof. Neelima D Kulkarni

FACULTY OF SCIENCE >> Department of Chemistry
 
Designation : Professor & Head
Qualification : M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), Ph.D.
Phone Nos : 0265 2795552
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Experience :
  • Teaching Experience: More than 25 years
    Research Experience: More than 25 years
  • Areas of Interest : Coordination chemistry, Bio inorganic Chemistry Catalysis, Magnetic Materials.
     
    Prof. Neelima D Kulkarni

    Detailed CV

    Name:             Dr. Neelima D. Kulkarni
    Designation:    Professor
    E-mail:            chemistrymsu@yahoo.in, ndk_chem@yahoo.co.in
    Phone Nos.:    (O) 0265 2795551,
    Educational Qualification: M. Sc., Ph.D.
    Area of Specialization: Chemistry
    -Inorganic Chemistry- Coordination, BioInorganic, Supramolecular, Catalysis
    Teaching Experience: More than 25 years
    Research Experience: More than 25 years
     
    Teaching Interest:
    Spectroscopy, Group Theory, Chemical Bonding, Coordination Chemistry, Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Metallo-Supramolecular Chemistry.
    Have also taught organometallic Chemistry, catalysis and ionic solids for several years.
     
    Research Interest:
                The early research was in solution chemistry and have expertise in it. However, had lot of interest in Uranium chemistry and have explored several new mono- and binuclear uranium complexes. We were among the first few who explored the electrochemistry of uranium complexes, especially that of binuclear Uranium species.
                Currently, we are engaged in developing synthetic structural as well as functional models of active sites in copper oxidase and oxygenase enzymes with a point of view of their utility as efficient catalysts in several industrial processes. A number of oxidases have exchange coupled bimetallic active center. The magnetic exchange in these sites is interesting. We have tried to establish structure-magnetism-correlations in bi- and trinuclear complexes.
                The synthesis of a trinuclear complex with gelating property has been a breakthrough and have revealed the possibility of systematic designing of supramolecular metallogels for various applications. Various possibilities in this area are being currently explored.
               
     
    Selected Publications:
    1. A new trinuclear Cu (II) complex of inositol as a hydrogelator
    SA Joshi, ND Kulkarni* - Chem. Commun., 2009, 2341-2343 (RSC)
     
    1. Study of uranyl complexes with new binucleating ligands involving amide and imine coordinating sites
    JB Gandhi, ND Kulkarni* - Polyhedron, 18(12),1999, 1735–1742 (Elsevier)
     
    1. Binuclear complexes with uranyl ions in non-equivalent coordination environments: synthesis and electrochemistry of complexes with binucleating aroyl hydrazones …
    JB Gandhi, ND Kulkarni* - Transition Metal Chemistry, 25, 2000, 209-212 (Springer)
     
    1. Binuclear complexes with uranyl ions in non-equivalent coordination environments–2. Synthesis and electrochemistry of the complexes with binucleating aroyl …
    JB Gandhi, ND Kulkarni* - Transition Metal Chemistry, 26, 2001, 96-99 (Springer)
     
    1. A binuclear manganese complex of a pyridoxal derivative and its use as an oxidation catalyst
    ND Kulkarni*, MJ Upadhyay - Transition Metal Chemistry, 19, 1994, 4-16 (Springer)