Saravanan S

Dr. Saravanan S

Scientist

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Dr. Saravanan S

Scientist

saravanans@csmcri.res.in

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Parth Patel, Raj Kumar Tak, Bhavesh Parmar, Shilpa Dabas, Brijesh Patel, Eringathodi Suresh, Noor-ul H. Khan, Saravanan Subramanian. Ring-opening hydrolysis of spiro-epoxyoxindoles using reusable sulfonic acid functionalized nitrogen rich carbon catalyst. RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 12808-12814.

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Debashis Ghosh, George Rajendra Kumar, Saravanan Subramanian, and Koji Tanaka. More Than Just a Reagent: The Rise of Renewable Organohydrides for Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide. ChemSusChem, 2021, 14, 824-841.

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Yeongran Hong, Damien Thirion, Saravanan Subramanian, Mi Yoo, Hyuk Choi, Hyun You Kim, J. Fraser Stoddart, Cafer T. Yavuz. Precious metal recovery from electronic waste by a porous porphyrin polymer. PNAS, 2020, 117 (28), 16174-16180.

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Rajendran Arunachalam, Eswaran Chinnaraja, Saravanan Subramanian, Eringathodi Suresh, and Palani S. Subramanian. Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide Using Binuclear Double-stranded Helicates: Cyclic Carbonate from Epoxides and Diol. ACS Omega, 2020, 5, 25, 14890–14899.

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Murugesan Sudharsan, Saravanan Subramanian, Arlin Jose Amali, Devarajan Suresh. Palladium Nanoparticles Incorporated Thiazoline Functionalized Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica: Efficient Catalyst for Selective Hydrogenation & Csp2−Csp2 Bond Formation Reactions. ChemistrySelect 2020, 5 (20), 6131-6140.

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Saravanan Subramanian, Youngdong Song, Doyun Kim, Cafer T. Yavuz. The redox and non-redox CO2 utilization: Dry reforming of methane and catalytic cyclic carbonate formation. ACS Energy Lett. 2020, 5, 5, 1689–1700.

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Doyun Kim, Saravanan Subramanian, Damine Thirion, Youngdong Song, A. Jamal, M. S. Otaibi, Cafer T. Yavuz. Quaternary Ammonium Salt Grafted Nanoporous Covalent Organic Polymer for Atmospheric CO2 Fixation and Cyclic Carbonate Formation. Catal. Today 2020, 356, 527-534.

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Sesuraj Babiola Annes, Rajendhiran Sarith, Saravanan Subramanian, Bhaskaran Shankar and Subburethinam Ramesh. Solvent-free and montmorillonite K10-catalyzed domino reactions for the synthesis of pyrazoles with alkynylester as a dual synthon. Green Chem., 2020, 22, 2388-2393.

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Rajendhiran Saritha, Sesuraj Babiola Annes, Saravanan Subramanian, and Subburethinam Ramesh. Carbazole based Electron Donor Acceptor (EDA) catalysis for the synthesis of biaryl and aryl–heteroaryl compounds. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, 18, 2510-2515.

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Youngdong Song, Ercan Ozdemir, Sreerangappa Ramesh, Aldiar Adishev, Saravanan Subramanian,  A.  Harale, M. Albuali, B. A. Fadhel, A. Jamal, D. Moon, S. H. Choi, C. T. Yavuz. Dry reforming of methane by stable Ni–Mo nanocatalysts on single-crystalline MgO. Science 2020, 367 (6479), 777-781.

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Saravanan Subramanian§, Julius Oppenheim§, Doyun Kim§, Thien S. Nguyen, Wahyu M. H. Silo, B. Kim, William A. Goddard III, Cafer T. Yavuz. Catalytic non-redox carbon dioxide fixation in cyclic carbonates. Chem, 2019, 5, 1-11.

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Tusharkumar Menapara, Raj kumar Tak, S. Saravanan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Noor-ul H. Khan, B. Ganguly, Mrinal Kanti Si. Isatin N-protected ketimines with nitromethane catalyzed by chiral binol linked monomeric macrocyclic Cu(II)-salen complex. Tetrahedron, 2018, 74, 7000-7008.

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Raj Kumar Tak, Parth Patel, Saravanan Subramanian, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, and Noor-ul H. Khan. Cycloaddition reaction of spiro-epoxy oxindole with CO2 at atmospheric pressure using deep eutectic solvent. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6, 11200−11205.

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Saravanan Subramanian, Joonho Park, Jeehye Byun, Yousung Jung and Cafer T. Yavuz. Highly efficient catalytic cyclic carbonate formation by pyridyl salicylimines. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (11), 9478–9484.

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Saravanan Subramanian, Hasmukh A. Patel, Youngodong Song, Cafer T. Yavuz Sustainable nanoporous benzoxazole networks as metal-free catalysts for one-pot oxidative self-coupling of amines by air oxygen. Adv. Sustainable Syst. 2017, 1700089.

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Youngdong Song, Damien Thirion, Saravanan Subramanian, M. S. Lah, Cafer T. Yavuz Monitoring instability of linear amine impregnated UiO-66 by in-situ temperature resolved powder X-ray diffraction. Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 2017, 243, 85-90.

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S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, and Hari C. Bajaj. Enantioselective Strecker reaction of aldimines using potassium cyanide catalyzed by recyclable macrocyclic V(V) salen complex. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 99951-99958.

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M. Nazish, S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, and Hari C. Bajaj. Magnetically separable heteropoly acid catalyst for hydrophosphonylation of aldehydes, ketones, aldimines and ketimines. ChemPlusChem, 2014, 79 (12), 1753-1760.

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Debashis Ghosh, S. Saravanan, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy and Hari C. Bajaj, Phosphotungstic Acid Catalysed Allylation of Isatins and N-Boc Amido sulfones Under Solvent Free Condition. Asian J. Org. Chem., 2014, 3 (11), 1173-1181.

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Pramod kumar, S. Saravanan, Noor-ul Hasan Khan, Firasat Hussain, Surendra Singh. Chiral Mn(III) Salalen and Salan Complexes derived from Pyrrolidin-2-ylmethanamine and Catalytic Activity in Asymmetric Strecker Reaction, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 29, 5077-5083.

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Ajay Jakhar, Arghya Sadhukhan, Noor-ul H. Khan, S. Saravanan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Hari C. Bajaj. Asymmetric hydrocyanation of nitro olefins catalyzed by Al(III) salen complex. Chemcatchem, 2014, 6 (9), 2656-2661.

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Nabin Ch. Maity, Prasanta Kumar Bera, S. Saravanan, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Noor-ul H. Khan, Hari C. Bajaj. Diethyl tartrate linked chiral macrocyclic Mn(III) salen complex: as recyclable catalyst for enantioselective epoxidation of non-functionalized alkenes and oxidative kinetic resolution of racemic secondary alcohols. Chempluschem, 2014, 79 (10), 1426-1433.

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Manish Kumar, S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, and Hari C. Bajaj. Unravelling a new class of Chiral Organo-catalyst for Asymmetric Ring Opening Reaction of Meso Epoxides with Anilines. Org. Lett., 2014, 16 (11), 2798-2801.

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S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, and Hari C. Bajaj, Small Molecule as a Chiral Organocatalyst for Asymmetric Strecker Reaction: An Effective Protocol for the Synthesis of Chiral Hydantoin. ACS Catalysis, 2013, 3 (12), 2873–2880.

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S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Prasanta K. Bera, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Prathibha Kumari, Hari C. Bajaj, Catalysis of Enantioselective Strecker Reaction in the Synthesis of D-Homophenylalanine Using Recyclable, Chiral, Macrocyclic Mn(III)–Salen Complexes. Chemcatchem, 2013, 5, 1374.

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Debashis Ghosh, Debashis Sahu, S. Saravanan, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Bishwajit Ganguly, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy and Hari C. Bajaj, Synthetically amenable amide derivatives of tosylated-amino acids as organocatalysts for enantioselective allylation of aldehydes: computational rationale for enantioselectivity. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 3451-3460.

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S. Saravanan, Arghya Sadhukhan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, and Hari C. Bajaj, C2-Symmetric Recyclable Organocatalyst for Enantioselective Strecker Reaction for the Synthesis of α-Amino Acid and Chiral Diamine- an Intermediate for APN Inhibitor, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 4375−4384.

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Arghya Sadhukhan, S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, and Hari C. Bajaj, Modified Asymmetric Strecker Reaction of Aldehyde with Secondary Amine: A Protocol for the Synthesis of SClopidogrel (An Antiplatelet Agent), J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 7076−7080.

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Arpan K. Shah, Noor-ul H. Khan, Govind Sethia, S. Saravanan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Hari C. Bajaj, Tin exchanged zeolite as catalyst for direct synthesis of α-amino nitriles under solvent-free conditions, Appl. Catal., A, 2012, 419– 420, 22–30.

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Noor-ul H. Khan, Arghya Sadhukhan, Nabin C. Maity, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H.R. Abdi, S. Saravanan, Hari C. Bajaj, Enantioselective Oacetylcyanation/cyanoformylation of aldehydes using catalysts with built-in crown ether like motif in chiral macrocyclic V(V) salen complexes, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 7073-7080.

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Noor-ul H. Khan, S. Saravanan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Hari C. Bajaj, Mn(III) salen complexes-catalyzed enantioselective addition of trimethylsilylcyanide to N-benzylimines in the presence of 4-phenyl pyridine-N-oxide as an additive, Noor-ul H. Khan, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2010, 21, 2076–2080.

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Noor-ul H. Khan, S. Saravanan, Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Sayed H.R. Abdi, Arghya Sadhukhan, Hari C. Bajaj, Asymmetric addition of trimethylsilylcyanide to N-benzylimines catalyzed by recyclable chiral dimeric V(V) salen complex, J. Organomet. Chem., 2010, 695, 1133–1137.

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Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Santosh Agrawal, S. Saravanan, Noor-ul H. Khan, Arpan K. Shah, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Hari C. Bajaj, E. Suresh, Direct Mannich reaction mediated by Fe(Cp)2PF6 under solvent-free conditions, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010, 51, 489–494.


  1. Heterogeneous organic catalyst with pyridyl salicylimine and method of preparing cyclic carbonate using the same. Cafer T. Yavuz, Saravanan Subramanian, Doyun Kim. Korean Patent Application No. 10-2019-0021112.
  1. Heterogeneous organic catalyst based on imidazoline and method of preparing cyclic carbonate using the same. Cafer T. Yavuz, Saravanan Subramanian, Doyun Kim. Korean Patent Application No. 10-2019-0060197.
  1. Porous porphyrin polymer and method of recovering precious metals using the same. Cafer T. Yavuz, Yeongran Hong, Damien Thirion, Saravanan Subramanian. Korean Patent Application No. 10-2017-0170184.

Porous porphyrin polymer and method of recovering precious metals using the same. Cafer T. Yavuz, Yeongran Hong, Damien Thirion, Saravanan Subramanian. US Patent App. 16/212,052.

  1. A process for the preparation of fatty cyclic carbonates by oxidative carboxylation. Kannan Srinivasan, Sayed Hasan Razi Abdi,  Sivashunmugam Sankaranarayanan, Saravanan Subramanian, Indian Patent Application No. 1941/DEL/2014 dated 11th July 2014.

A process for the preparation of fatty cyclic carbonates by oxidative carboxylation. Kannan Srinivasan, Sayed Hasan Razi Abdi, Sivashunmugam Sankaranarayanan, Saravanan Subramanian, WO 2016/006003 A1 dated 14th January 2016.

  1. A process for the preparation of Mefrosol, N. H. Khan, R. I. Kureshy, S. H. R. Abdi, H. C. Bajaj, S. Saravanan, S. Nandi. Indian Patent Application No. IN201611009444

Contributed for a chapter in “Chemistry for Engineers” McGraw Hill Publications.


Small molecule catalysis, Enantioselective C-C and C-N bond formations, Catalysis at confined spaces, Rational design of molecular constructs for catalysis and environmental aspects. Synthesis of fine chemicals and drug intermediates.

Asymmetric catalysis, Organocatalysis, Organic Porous Materials, Transition metal catalysis