RECENT RESEARCH – Kraus-Bray model for solvation behaviour of thiocynate in isopropyl alcohol–water mixtures

An investigation on the solvation behaviour of sodium thiocyanate in isopropyl alcohol- water mixture was carried out conductometrically by applying Kraus-Bray model and interpreted on the basis of interactions operating in the medium. Endothermic nature of the system and structure breaking behaviour has been established from the study. Isopropyl alcohol – water mixture, which is an essential ingredient of sanitizers, was found to form clathrate-like structures. The structural information obtained about the solvent mixture is used to explain the solute-solvent interactions prevailing in the solution. Read more:

Major areas of Research

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Coordination Complexes
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Crystal Engineering

Research topics by faulty member

Dr. M Muraleedharan Pillai
Synthesis of organic compounds and study of its reaction rate
Dr. R Chandrasekharan Nair
Synthesis and characterization of polymers

Dr. Mini Kuriakose
Synthesis and spectral studies of coordination complexes
Dr. Siju N Antony
Conductometric and ultrasonic studies for solutions
Dr. Prajina O K
Supramolecular interactions in organic salts, cocrystals and metal complexes.


Dr M D Mathew

Dean PG & Research

Saintgits College of Engineering

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