Dr. Vijayakrishna KariAssociate Professor
School of Basic Sciences

Research Interests

Synthesis of task specific ILs and polymerizable IL monomers; Synthesis of Chiral Polymers and their applications in chiral induction; Synthesis of Achiral and Chiral Resins and their applications in synthesis; PIL stabilized metal nanoparticles and their applications; Polyelectrolyte-DNA interaction studies; PILs for gas separation membranes; Synthesis of MIPs and resins for nuclear waste treatment; Synthesis of (RAFT derived) ionic, pH, temperature and solvent responsive homo- and block copolymers towards their self-assembling for drug delivery

Contact Details

  • Room No-224, SBS Building
  • +91 674 713 5122
  • kvijayakrishna@iitbbs.ac.in, vijayakrishnakari@gmail.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
 M.Sc Organic Chemistry 1999 Andhra University, Vizag
 PhD Chemistry 2006 IIT Madras
 CNRS Postdoc Polymer Chemistry 2007-2009 University of Bordeaux, France




Advanced Polymer Chemistry (CY7L004) Polymers and nanocomposites (ML4L003) Chemistry (CY1P001) Chemistry Lab (CY1P001) Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory (CY5P0004)


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Tilottama, B.; Manojkumar K.; Haribabu P.M.; Vijayakrishna K. “A short review on RAFT polymerization of less activated monomers” Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2022, ASAP. (Impact Factor: 2.16) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10601325.2021.2024076
266. Selvakumar, R.; Venkatesan, V.; Bhaskar, R.; Ashok Kumar, S. K.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sahoo, S. K., Rapid detection strategies for the ultra-level chemosensing of uranyl ions, Dalton Transactions, 2021, 50, 14706-14713 (Impact Factor: 4.05), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1DT01803E
365. Kumar. A. S.; Mageswari, G. V.; Nisha, S.; Nellepalli, P.; Vijayakrishna, K, Molecular Orientation and Dynamics of Ferricyanide Ion-Bearing Copoly(Ionic liquid) Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode Towards Selective Mediated Oxidation Reaction of Cysteine versus Ascorbic acid: A Biomimicking Enzyme Functionality, Electrochimica Acta, 2021, 395, 139215, (Impact Factor: 6.90), DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2021.139215
464. Kari Vijayakrishna* et al.; "Morpholine-based RAFT agents for the reversible deactivation radical polymerization of vinyl acetate and N-vinylimidazole" Polymer International, 2020; 69: 883–890
563. Vijayakrishna, K.; Patil, S.; Shaji, L. K.; Panicker, R.R. Gentamicin Loaded PLGA based Biodegradable Material for Controlled Drug Delivery. Chemistry Select 2019, 4(28), 8172-8177.
662. Mayuri, P.; Nellepalli, P.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Kumar. A. S. Tuning Poly(ionic liquid) as a Facile Anion (Hexacyanoferrate(III) ion) Exchanger after Being Adsorbed on Graphitic Nanomaterial and Its Versatile Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Ascorbic Acid. The Journal of Physical Chemistry: C. 2019, 123 (32), 19637-19648.
761. Nellepalli, P.; Tomé, L. C.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Marrucho, I. M., Imidazolium-Based Copoly(Ionic Liquid) Membranes for CO2/N2 Separation. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2019, 58 (5), 2017-2026. (Impact Factor = 3.14)
860. Patinha, D. J. S.; Nellepalli, P.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Silvestre, A. J. D.; Marrucho, I. M., Poly(ionic liquid) embedded particles as efficient solid phase microextraction phases of polar and aromatic analytes. Talanta 2019, 198, 193-199. (Impact Factor = 4.24)
959. Kumar, R. S.; Ashok Kumar, S. K.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Brahmnanda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sahoo, S. K., Development of highly selective potentiometric thorium(IV) ion-selective electrode: exploration supported with optical and DFT analysis. Analytical Methods 2019, 11, 1338-1345.
1058. Kumar, R. S.; Ashok Kumar, S. K.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Brahmnanda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sahoo, S. K., Highly selective CHEF-type chemosensor for lutetium (III) recognition in semi-aqueous media. Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2019, 214, 32-39.
1157]. Selvakumar, R., Ashok Kumar, S.K. Kari Vijayakrishna., Sivaramakrishna, A., Brahmmananda Rao, C.V.S., Sivaraman, N., Sahoo, S.K. “Development of highly selective chemosensor for thorium estimation”. Inorgic. Chemistry. 2018, 57, 15270−15279. (Impact factor = 4.7)
1256]. Annam, S.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Carbamoylmethylphosphine oxide functionalised porous crosslinked polymers towards sequential separation of uranium (VI) and thorium (IV). Reactive and Functional Polymers 2018, 131, 203-210. (Impact Factor = 2.97)
1355]. Das, D.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Synthesis and extraction behavior of alkyl and cyclic aminophosphonates towards actinides. Inorganica Chimica Acta 2018, 482, 597-604.(Impact factor 2.26) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2018.07.002
1454]. Ranjan, P.; Athar, M.; Rather, H.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Vasita, R.; Jha, P. C., Appraisal of 1-Butylimidazole-Derived Ionic Liquids as Anthelmintic Agents: An Experimental and In Silico Approach. ChemistrySelect 2018, 3 (26), 7518-7526.
1553]. Sara M, Daniele M, Manojkumar K, Kari Vijayakrishna, Junkal G, Agnieszka T, Ana S-S, David M “New electroactive macromonomers and multi-responsive PEDOT graft copolymers”, Polymer Chemistry, 2018, 2018,9, 3780-3790. (Impact Factor = 4.92) DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00680F
1652]. Selva Kumar, R.; Ashok Kumar, S. K.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Paira, P.; Brahmmananada Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sahoo, S. K., Bipyridine bisphosphonate-based fluorescent optical sensor and optode for selective detection of Zn2+ions and its applications. New Journal of Chemistry 2018, 42 (11), 8494-8502. (Impact Factor 3.269) DOI 10.1039/C8NJ00158H
1751]. Das, D.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Vijayakrishna, K., Phosphoramidate-functionalized Merrifield resin: synthesis and application in actinide separation. Polymer International 2018, 67 (4), 374-379.. (Impact Factor 2.35) DOI:10.1002/pi.5513
1850]. Patinha, D. J. S.; Pothanagandhi, N.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Silvestre, A. J. D.; Marrucho, I. M., Layer-by-layer coated imidazolium – Styrene copolymers fibers for improved headspace-solid phase microextraction analysis of aromatic compounds. Reactive and Functional Polymers 2018, 125, 93-100. (Impact Factor = 2.97) DOI: org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2018.02.010
1949]. Annam, S.; Gopakumar, G.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Trihexyl phosphate to trihexyl phosphine oxide: Diverse effect on extraction behavior of actinides. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2018, 256, 416-423. (Impact Factor 4.51) DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.02.063
2048]. Das, D.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Gopakumar, G.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Vijayakrishna, K., Diphenylmorpholine CMPO: Synthesis, coordination behavior and extraction studies of actinides. Polyhedron 2018, 141, 215-222. (Impact factor: 2.06). DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2017.11.036
2147]. Annam, S.; Gopakumar, G.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Extraction of actinides by Tri-n-butyl phosphate derivatives: Effect of substituents. Inorganica Chimica Acta 2018, 469, 123-132.. (Impact factor 2.26) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2017.07.048
2246]. Selvakumar, R.; Ashok Kumar, S. K.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sahoo, S. K., Development of highly selective chemosensor for thorium estimation. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 2018, 255, 1391-1400. (Impact Factor =5.40) DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.08.131
2345]. Ranjan, P.; Athar, M.; Rather, H.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Vasita, R.; Jha, P. C., Rational design of imidazolium based salts as anthelmintic agents. Journal of Molecular Liquids 2018, 255, 578-588. (Impact Factor 4.51) DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.02.001
2444]. Pothanagandhi, N.;Vijayakrishna, K. “RAFT derived Chiral and Achiral Poly(ionic liquids) Resins: Synthesis and Application in Organocatalysis” European Polymer Journal, 2017, 95, 785–794, Special Issue in: Organocatalyzed polymerizations (Impact Factor 3.74) (invited paper) DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2017.08.002
2543]. Manojkumar, K.; Mecerreyes, D.; Taton, D.; Gnanou, Y.; Vijayakrishna, K., Self-assembly of poly(ionic liquid) (PIL)-based amphiphilic homopolymers into vesicles and supramolecular structures with dyes and silver nanoparticles. Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8 (22), 3497-3503. (Impact Factor 4.92) DOI: 10.1039/c7py00453b
2642]. Pothanagandhi, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Chiral anion-triggered helical poly(ionic liquids). Polymer Chemistry 2017, 8 (5), 918-925. (Impact Factor 4.92) DOI: 10.1039/c6py02012g
2741]. Das, D.; Gopakumar, G.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Extraction and coordination behavior of diphenyl hydrogen phosphine oxide towards actinides. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 2017, 70 (19), 3338-3352.(Impact factor: 1.70) https://doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2017.1387653
2840]. Annam, S.; Gopakumar, G.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Sivaraman, N.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K*., Experimental and theoretical studies on extraction of actinides and lanthanides by alicyclic H-phosphonates. Radiochimica Acta 2017, 105 (4), 329-339. (Impact Factor 1.20) DOI: 10.1515/ract-2016-2749
2939].Porcarelli, L.; Manojkumar, K.; Sardon, H.; Llorente, O.; Shaplov, A. S.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Gerbaldi, C.; Mecerreyes, D., Single Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes Based On Versatile Polyurethanes. Electrochimica Acta 2017, 241, 526-534. (Impact Factor 5.11) DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.04.132
3038]. Goud, E. V.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K., Aminophosphine Oxides: A Platform for Diversified Functions. In Topics in Current Chemistry, 2017; Vol. 375.(1), 10 (Impact Factor 5.53) REVIEW DOI: 10.1007/s41061-016-0090-7
3137]. Veerashekhar Goud, E.; Sivaramakrishna, A.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Brahmmananda Rao, C. V. S.; Khedkar, V. M.; Jha, P. C., Synthesis, structure and DNA interaction studies of bisphosphoramides: Theoretical and experimental insights. Inorganica Chimica Acta 2017, 461, 84-91. (Impact factor 2.26) DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2017.02.017
3236]. P. Ranjan, P. Kumar, Kari Vijayakrishna and P.C. Jha “Exploration of Interaction Zones of β-tubulin Colchicine Binding Domain of Helminths and Binding Mechanism of Anthelmintics” Computational Biology and Chemistry, 2017, 68, 78-91.(Impact factor 1.41) DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2017.02.008
3335]. N. Pothanagandhi, A. Sivaramakrishna and Kari Vijayakrishna*. “Polyelectrolyte catalysed Diels Alder reactions”, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2016, 106, 132–136 (Impact Factor = 2.97) DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2016.07.021
3434]. K. Manojkumar, A. Sivaramakrrishna and Kari Vijayakrishna* “A short Review on Stable Metal Nanoparticles using Ionic Liquids, Supported Ionic Liquids and Poly (ionic liquids)” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2016, 18, 103 (22 pages) (Impact Factor 2. 12) REVIEW DOI: 10.1007/s11051-016-3409-y
3533]. M. Isik, A.M.C. Fernandes, Kari Vijayakrishna, M. Paulis and D. Mecerreyes “Preparation of poly(ionic liquid) nanoparticles and their novel application as flocculants for water purification”, Polymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 1668-1674. (Impact Factor 4.92) DOI: 10.1039/c5py02001h
3632]. Kari Vijayakrishna*, K.T. P. Charan, K. Manojkumar, S. Venkatesh, N. Pothanagandhi, A. Sivaramakrishna, P. Mayuri, A. Senthil Kumar, and B. Sreedhar “PIL Stabilized Ni-NPs as Chemo-selective and Magnetically Recoverable Catalyst for Transfer Hydrogenation Reactions of Carbonyl Compounds” ChemCatChem, 2016, 8(6), 1139–1145. (Impact factor: 4.67) DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201501313.
3731]. A. Sivaramakrishna, C. Sravani, S. Venkatesh, B. B. Pavankumar, Kari Vijayakrishna, H. R. Bhat, P. C. Jha, and G. S. Smith. “Theoretical and experimental investigations on stability and chemistry of organoiridium(III) complexes” RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 105528–105539. (Impact factor: 2.93). DOI: 10.1039/c5ra27350a
3830]. E.V. Goud , D. Das, A. Sivaramakrishna, Kari Vijayakrishna, V. Sabareesh, G. Gopakumar, C.V.S. Brahmmananda Rao, M. Y. Lone, P.C. Jha “Investigations on synthesis, coordination behavior and actinide recovery of unexplored dicyclohexylphosphinic acid” Polyhedron, 2016, 117, 741–748. (Impact factor: 2.06) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2016.07.013
3929]. S. Janardan, P. Suman, G Ragul, U Anjaneyulu, R Shivendu, N. Dasgupta, C. Ramalingam, S. Swamiappan, Kari Vijayakrishna, A. Sivaramakrishna. “Assessment on the antibacterial activity of nanosized silica derived from hypercoordinated silicon (iv) precursors”, RSC Adv., 2016, 6 (71), 66394-66406. (Impact factor: 2.93). DOI: 10.1039/c6ra12189f
4028]. S. Venkatesh, C. Sravani, S.Janardan, P. Suman, E.V. Goud, B.B. Pavankumar, V. Leninkumar, H. R. Bhat, A. Sivaramakrishna, Kari Vijayakrishna, P.C. Jha, G. S. Smith. “Synthesis, structure and thermolysis of cis-Dialkylplatinum(II) complexes–Experimental and theoretical perceptions” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2016, 818, 72-81 (Impact Factor 1.94) DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2016.05.023
4127]. K. Manojkumar, K. T. Prabhu Charan, A. Sivaramakrishna, Prakash C. Jha, V. M. Khedkar, R. Siva, G. Jayaraman, and Kari Vijayakrishna* “Biophysical Characterization and Molecular Docking Studies of Imidazolium based Polyelectrolytes–DNA complexes: Role of Hydrophobicity” Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16 (3), 894-903. (Impact factor: 5.73) DOI: 10.1021/bm5018029
4226]. Dhrubajyoti Das, E. Veerashekhar Goud' Suresh Annam, S. Jayalakshmi, Gopinadhanpillai Gopakumar, C. V. S. Brahmmananda Rao, N. Sivaraman, Akella Sivaramakrishna, and Kari Vijayakrishna*, “Experimental and theoretical studies on extraction behavior of di-n-alkyl phosphine oxides towards actinides” RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 107421–107429. (Impact factor: 2.93) DOI: 10.1039/c5ra19090h
4325]. K.T. P. Charan, P. Ranjan, K. Manojkumar, N. Pothanagandhi, P.C. Jha, M.V. Khedkar, A. Sivaramakrishna , Kari Vijayakrishna*. “Evaluation of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids towards Vermicidal Activity: In vitro & In silico studies”, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 75415-75424. (Impact factor: 2.93) DOI: 10.1039/c5ra13469b
4424]. K.T, Charan, N. Pothanagandhi, K. Manojkumar, P. Ranjan, Kari Vijayakrishna*, A. Sivaramakrishna, P. Koteswaraiah. “Notable anti-vermicidal activity of polymeric ionic liquids against. Pheretima posthuma”, Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, 2015, 92 (4), 573-576.
4523]. P. Suman, S. Janardan, M. Y Lone, P. Jha, Kari Vijayakrishna, A, Sivaramakrishna. “Role of N-Donor Groups on the Stability of Hydrazide Based Hypercoordinate Silicon (IV) Complexes: Theoretical and Experimental Perceptions”, Polyhedron, 2015, 99, 266-274. (Impact factor: 2.06) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2015.08.011
4622]. B. B. Pavankumar, E. Veerashekhar Goud, R. Selvakumar, S. K. Ashok Kumar, Akella Sivaramakrishna, Kari Vijayakrishna, C. V. S. Brahmananda Rao,K. N. Sabharwal and Prakash C. Jha. “Function of substituents in coordination behaviour,thermolysis and ligand crossover reactions of phosphine oxides” RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 4727–4736.(Impact factor: 2.93) DOI: 10.1039/c4ra13645d
4721]. S. Venkatesh, C. Sravani, R.R. Steby, Kari Vijayakrishna, A. Sivaramakrishna “Studies on reactivity of platinum-based heterobimetallic carbonyl clusters” Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2015, 68(7), 1156-1166. (Impact factor: 1.70) DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2015.1018197
4820]. S. Janardan, P. Suman, A. Sivaramakrishna, Kari Vijayakrishna. “Donor-Stabilized Hypercoordinated Silicon(IV) Chelates with Cyclohexylideneimino-N Ligand Group: Role of Substituents on Ionization” Polyhedron, 2015, 85, 34-40. (Impact factor: 2.06) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2014.08.028
4919]. K. T. Prabhu Charan, N. Pothanagandhi, Kari Vijayakrishna*, A. Sivaramakrishna, D, Mecerreyes, B. Sreedhar. “Poly(ionic liquids) as ‘‘smart’’ stabilizers for metal nanoparticles” European Polymer Journal, 2014, 60, 114-122. (Impact factor: 3.74) DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2014.09.004
5018]. R.Gracia, Kari Vijayakrishna and D Mecerreyes “Poly(ionic liquid)s with redox active counter-anions: All-in-one reactants and stabilizers for the synthesis of functional colloids”. Reactive and functional polymers 2014, 79, 54-58. (Impact Factor = 2.97) DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2014.03.005
5117].C. Sravani, S. Venkatesh, Kari Vijayakrishna and A. Sivaramakrishna “Alkenyl complexes of platinum group metals: A platform for diverse reactivity patterns” Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2014 28(10), 733-746. (Impact factor 3.58)- REVIEW DOI 10.1002/aoc.3179
5216]. S. Janardan, P. Suman, G. Swapna, Priya, A. Amrutha, R. Siva, Kari Viajayakrishna and A. Sivaramakrishna. “Evaluation of DNA Binding with Some Selected Hydrazide and Semicarbazide Derivatives” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2014, 173, 596–608. (Impact factor 1.751) DOI: 10.1007/s12010-014-0868-4
5315]. C. Sravani, S. Venlatesh, A. Sivaramakrishna, K. Vijayakrishna, H.S. Clayton, J.R. Moss and H. Su, Facile Synthesis of Platinum Based Heterobimetallic Carbonyl Clusters from Bis(1-alkenyl)Pt(II) Precursors, Polyhedron, 2013, 62, 169-178. (Impact factor: 2.06) DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2013.06.011
5414]. A. Sivaramakrishna, P. Suman, E.V.S. Goud, S. Janardan, C. Sravani, S. Sandeep, K. Vijayakrishna, H.S. Clayton, “Active Homogeneous Reagents and Catalysts for C-H Activation Reactions of Paraffins”; Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2013, 66, 2091-2109. (Impact factor: 1.70). -REVIEW DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2013.797572
5513]. E.V.S. Goud, B.B. Pavankumar, Arijita Paul, Y. Shruthi, A. Sivaramakrishna, K. Vijayakrishna, H.S. Hadley, “Investigations on synthesis, coordination behavior and Thermolysis of Some Selected Aminophosphine Oxides”, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2013, 66, 2647-2658. (Impact factor: 1.70) DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2013.806656
5612]. Kari Vijayakrishna*, P. Sudhakar, K. Tharanikkarasu and D. Dakshinamoorthya “Highly Active Ni-Diimine Pre-catalyst for Vinyl Polymerization of Norbornene at Room Temperature”.Polymer Bulletin, 2012, 68, 635-645. (Impact factor: 1.58) DOI: 10.1007/s00289-011-0561-5
5711]. Kari Vijayakrishna, D. Taton D. Mecerreyes and Y. Gnanou “Synthesis Of Ion-Sensitive Ionic Liquid Based Block Copolymers By Raft Polymerization And Study Of Their Self-Assembly”, Polymer Preprints 2011, 52(2), 466-467.
5810]. P. Sudhakar and Kari Vijayakrishna. “Isospecific Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers with Novel Titanatranes Containing Modified Tri/tetra-dentate Anionic Donor Ligands: Improving the Catalyst Performance by Tuning the Electron Density around the Metal Centre through Ligand Modifications” ChemCatChem, 2010, 2, 649-652. (Impact factor: 4.67). DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201000012
599]. P. Sudhakar, Kari Vijayakrishna* and Rohini Mani “Copolymerization of Ethylene and Norbornene by Zirconium Complexes Contained Symmetrically tuned TREN ligands” Polymer Bulletin, 2010, 65, 13-23. (Impact factor: 1.58) DOI: 10.1007/s00289-009-0181-5
608]. Kari Vijayakrishna, D. Mecerreyes, Y. Gnanou and D. Taton, “Polymeric Vesicles and Micelles Obtained by Self-Assembly of Ionic Liquid-Based Block Copolymers Triggered by Anion or Solvent Exchange.” Macromolecules 2009, 42, 5167-5174. (Impact factor: 5.91) DOI: 10.1021/ma900549k
617]. J. Pinaud, Kari Vijayakrishna, D. Taton and Y. Gnanou “Step-growth Polymerization of Terephthaldehyde Catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes”. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 4932-4936. (Impact factor: 5.91) DOI: 10.1021/ma900907f
626]. P. Sudhakar and Kari Vijayakrishna “Isospecific Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers with Titanium Catalysts Containing Modified Tri-dentate Anionic Donor Ligands.” Polymer International 2009, 58, 1362-1365. (Impact factor: 2.35) DOI: 10.1002/pi.2667
635]. P. Sudhakar and Kari Vijayakrishna “Polymerization of Vinyl Ethers Using Titanium Catalysts Containing Tridentate Triamine Ligand of the Type N[CH2CH(Ph)(Ts)N]22-“. Polymer, 2009, 50, 783-788. (Impact factor: 3.48) DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2008.12.017
644]. Kari Vijayakrishna, Suresh K. Jewrajka, Alaitz Ruiz, Rebeca Marcilla, Jose A. Pomposo, David Mecerreyes, Daniel Taton, and Yves Gnanou. “Synthesis by RAFT and Ionic-Responsiveness of Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers Based on Ionic Liquid Monomer Units”. Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 6299-6308. (Impact factor: 5.91) DOI: 10.1021/ma800677h
653]. Kari Vijayakrishna, and G. Sundararajan. “Non-Cp titanium precatalysts for ethylene/norbornene copolymerization”. Polymer, 2006,47,8289-8296. (Impact factor: 3.48)DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.10.010
662). Vijayakrishna, K.; Sundararajan, G., Titanium precatalysts bearing N-substituted β-amino alcohols for 1-hexene polymerization: The effect of steric crowding. Polymer 2006, 47 (10), 3363-3371. (Impact factor: 3.48) DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.03.039
67Sundararajan, G.; Vijayakrishna, K.; Varghese, B., Synthesis of β-amino alcohols by regioselective ring opening of arylepoxides with anilines catalyzed by cobaltous chloride. Tetrahedron Letters 2004, 45 (44), 8253-8256. (Impact factor: 2.12) DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2004.09.023

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Secured 1st rank in AUSET-1997 (M.Sc Chemistry entrance examination)
  • Prof. K. Ramachandra Rao award for Outstanding Academic Performance in M.Sc Chemistry in Andhra University, India
  • Prof. T. R. Seshadri award for Outstanding Academic Performance in M.Sc Chemistry in Andhra University, India

Research Scholar

PhD students: 3 (On-going)/ 6 Completed
M.Sc students : 2 On-going


Funded Projects

On-going/Sanctioned: (3 Nos)

1. DST-SERB (CRG/2020/003754) "Synthesis of Homo, Di and Tri (ABA type) Block Co-polymers of Less Activated Monomers by Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization".30.6 Lakhs [Dec 2020-Dec 2023] – As PI

2.  Polymer Composite Materials for Small Animal Cages” 15 Lakhs (Sanctioned-2021) funded by Wild life wing of F&E Department, Government of Odisha – As PI

3.   Process Related improvements at PPL” consultancy project sponsored by Paradeep Phosphate Limited, Paradeep, Odisha (2019-2021) – As Co-PI

Completed Funded Projects (5 Nos)
  1. DST-SERB (Project No: SR/S1/OC-22/2012): “Novel Chiral Poly(ionicliquids) and their Applications in Enantioselective Organic Transformations” 38.46 lakhs [2013-2016]
  2. 7th Framework of European Union PEOPLE-2012-IRSES, [Project No. 318873]: “Innovative Ionic Polymers from renewal sources for Energy and Environment” [2013-2016]
  3. UGC-DAE CSR (CSR-KN/CRS-53/2013-14/652): “Novel Task Specific functionalized Molecules and Polymeric Resins: Synthesis and their Applications towards Lanthanide/Actinide Extraction≈5 lakhs [2013-2017]
  4. IGCAR-Kalpakkam Consultancy Project [IGCAR/FChD /SCSS/PROJECT-1/2014]: “Phosphoryl Acetamide Functionalized Polymers/ Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Actinide Separation15 lakhs [2014-2017]
  5. BRNS-DAE project [34/14/11/2015/BRNS] : "Design and synthesis of organophosphorus ionophores as molecular sensors for f-metal ions recognition and extraction ability"  PI: S. K Ashok Kumar. Co-PIs: Kari Vijayakrishna &  A. Sivaramakrishna. 27.7 lakhs [2015-2018]

Text Book Chapters

  1. Kari Vijayakrishna* Kasina Manojkumar, and Akella Sivaramakrishna;  book chapter “Ionic Liquids as Solvents and/or Catalysts in Polymerization” 2015, 355-387 in the text book “Applications of Ionic Liquids in Polymer Science and Technology” Edited by David Mecerreyes. Publisher: Springer. ISBN-13: 978-3662449028;  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44903-5_13.
  2. Sannapaneni Janardan, B. B. Pavankumar, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Melvin Samuel, Chidambaram Ramalingam, Akella Sivaramakrishna, and Kari Vijayakrishna*, book chapter “A Chemist’s Perspective on Bioenergy: Opportunities and Challenges” 2015, 299-351 in the text book of “Bioenergy Opportunities and Challenges”, Edited by  R. Navanietha Krishnaraj and Jong-Sung Yu. CRC Press (Apple Academic Press), A Taylor and Francis Group, USA. DOI: 10.1201/b18718-18, Print ISBN: 978-1-77188-109-8, eBook ISBN: 978-1-4987-2205-6.
  3. Manne Madhava Reddy, T Boominathan, AS Vijai Anand, Rakesh R Panicker, Varun Kaushal, Arinjoy Das, Nandini Jain, Ivaturi Sai Vighnesh, Rajagopal Desikan, Kari Vijayakrishna, Kishor Padala, CVS Brahmmananda Rao, Gregory S Smith, Akella Sivaramakrishna. “Novel Biocompatible Hydrogels via Click Chemistry”, Nano Hydrogels (Editors: Jiya Jose, Sabu Thomas, Vijay Kumar Thakur) 2021, 281-304, Springer, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-7138-1_16 ; ISBN 978-981-15-7138-1.


1.       Vijayalakshmi M .A.; Jisha John, Yves Gnanou, Kari Vijayakrishna.Dendrimers, conjugates and methods thereof”. US Patent Pub. No: 2015/0238623 A1, Patent Application No: 20150238623. US patent No. 9700632 (Granted date: 11-07-2017)
2.       Vijayalakshmi M .A.; Jisha John, Yves Gnanou, Kari Vijayakrishna.Dendrimers, conjugates and methods thereof”. Patent Application No: 3797/CHE/2012. Date of filing: 13/09/2012.  Indian patent No. 301223 (Granted date: 20-09-2018) .
3.       Kari Vijayakrishna*, Shrikant Patil, Jaiprakash Sangshetti. “Biodegradable Antibiotic Drug Delivery  System and Preparation Thereof”,  Indian Patent, Filing date 2/7/16; Published  date 12/8/2016. Application No: 201641022803 A.




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