National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra



Name : M. Senthil kumar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., PhD from IIT Delhi
Current Address :

DB-47, NIT Campus, NIT Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra -136119, Haryana.

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Area Of Intrest :

  • Green Organometallic Chemistry
  • Main Group Chemistry
  • Transition Metal complex Catalyzed Organic Transformations

Experience :

  • Six Years

Other :

  Research Publications -

  • “Ligand- and acid-free gold(I) chloride catalyzed hydration of terminal alkynes” Atanu Kumar Das, Sangseung Park, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, Soon Hyeok Hong. Synlett 2015, 26, 2517-2520.
  • “Extending the chemistry of carbones: P-N bond cleavage via an SN2- like mechanism” Dragoslav Vidovi?, Chitra Gurnani, Nemanja Dordevic, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, Dušan Dimi?, Ganguly Rakesh and Milena Petkovic. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 10762-10764.
  • “C-F Bond Activation by Transient P(III) Based Dications” Nemanja ?or?evi?, Madelyn Qin Yi Tay, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, Rakesh Ganguly, Dušan Dimi?, Dragoslav Vidovi?. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 4180- 4182.
  • “Synthesis of N?Heterocyclic Carbene Stabilized Catecholatoborenium Cations by Ligand Substitution” Dinh Cao Huan Do, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, Rakesh Ganguly, and Dragoslav Vidovi?. Organometallics 2014, 33, 4165-4168.
  • “Tandem Synthesis of Amides and Secondary Amines from Esters with PrimaryAmines under Solvent-Free Conditions” Jeongbin Lee, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, and Soon Hyeok Hong. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2014, 356, 2653-2660..
  • “Counterion Dependence on the Synthetic Viability of NHC-Stabilized Dichloroborenium Cation" Muthaiah Senthilkumar, Dinh Cao Huan Do, Rakesh Ganguly, Dragoslav Vidovi?.Organometallics 2013, 32, 6718-6724. (invited article for a special issue on “Applications of Electrophilic Main Group Organometallic Molecules”)
  • “Acceptorless Dehydrogenation of amines and secondary alcohols using ruthenium-hydride complexes” Muthaiah Senthilkumar, Hong Soon Hyeok, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2012, 354, 3045 -3053.
  • “Atom Economical Synthesis of Cyclic Imides” Muthaiah Senthilkumar and Soon Hyeok Hong, Synlett 2011, 11, 1481 -1485, invited Synpacts Highlight Article.
  • “Synthesis and reactions of (β-phenylethynyl)-gemdiphenyltrifluorocyclotriphosphazene with RCpCoL2 complexes (L = PPh3, CO; L2=COD): A comparison with the reactivity of PhCºCP3N3F5” Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Dheeraj Kumar, and Anil J. Elias, Inorg. Chim.Acta 2011, 372, 175-182.
  • “Synthesis of Cyclic Imides from Simple Diols” Jian Zhang, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, Subhash Chandra Ghosh, and Soon Hyeok Hong, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 6391. Featured in SYNFACTS 2010, 11, 1128.
  • “Direct amide synthesis from either alcohols or aldehydes with amines: activity of Ru(II) hydride and Ru(0) complexes” Senthilkumar Muthaiah,Subhash Chandra Ghosh, Joo-Eun Jee, Cheng Chen, Jian Zhang and Soon Hyeok Hong, J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 3002-3006.
  • “Direct amide synthesis from alcohols and amines by phosphine-free ruthenium catalysts system” Subhash Chandra Ghosh, Senthilkumar Muthaiah, Yao Zhang, Xiangya Xu and Soon Hyeok Hong, Adv. Synth.Catal. 2009, 351, 2643-2649.
  •  “Synthesis, reactivity and structural characterization of (η5-methylcyclopentadienyl)(η4-tetraphenylcyclobutadiene) cobalt and its derivatives” Rajkumar Jana, M. Senthil Kumar, Nem Singh and Anil J.Elias, J. Organomet. Chem., 2008, 693, 3780 - 3786.
  • “Synthesis and selectivity in formation of cyclophosphazene derived 1,3- cyclohexadienes from reactions of CpCo(COD) (R= MeOC(O)) with alkynes and alkenes” Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Ram Prakash Gupta and Anil J. Elias, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 3433-3441.
  • “Chemistry of cyclodicarbaphosphatriazene: Synthesis and structural studies of pentaerythritoxy-bridged and lariat ether type spirocyclic derivatives” Nabakrushna Behera, M. Senthil Kumar and Anil J. Elias, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2008, 361(7), 1929-1936. 
  • “Synthesis and characterization of novel pyrazole based ligands of [η5- cyclopentadiene] [η4–tetraphenylcyclobutadiene] cobalt as scaffolds for the construction of multi-site coordination ligands” A. J. Elias, M. Senthil Kumar, R. P. Gupta and N. Behera, Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 2007, 37(9), 729-733.
  • “Synthesis and characterization of novel fluorophosphazene derived cobaltacyclopentadienyl metallacycles” Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Shailesh Upreti and Anil J. Elias, Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45, 7835-7842.
  • “Reactions of [η5-carboxycyclopentadiene][η4–tetraphenylcyclobutadiene] cobalt with alkyl and aryl tin oxides: Synthesis, structural studies and electrochemistry of novel monomeric and dimeric [η5- carboxycyclopentadiene] [η4–tetraphenylcyclobutadiene] cobalt based stannoxanes” Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Shailesh Upreti, Hanuman P. Gupta and Anil J. Elias, J. Organomet. Chem., 2006, 691, 4708 - 4716.
  • “Synthesis of metallocene carboxylate esters [η4-Ph4-n(SiMe3)nC4] [η5- MeOC(O)C5H4]Co (n=1, 2) and their desilylation reactions: Structural studies and conversion to metallocene carboxylic acids and alcohols” Hanuman P. Gupta, M. Senthil Kumar, Shailesh Upreti, and Anil J. Elias, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 5002 -5032.
  • “Reactions of gem- diphenyltetrafluorophosphazene with lithiated diols:Synthesis and characterization of novel spiro, ansa, bridged and dangling diphenylfluorophosphazene compounds. A comparison to reactions of lithiated diols with hexafluorophosphazene” Anil J. Elias, K. Muralidharan and M. Senthil Kumar, J. Fluorine Chem., 2006, 127, 1046 -1053.
  • “Reactions of trialkylamines with the cyclocarbaphosphazene Cl2PN(ClCN)2: Selectivity in the cleavage of alkyl groups” Anil J. Elias, P. Mishra; M. Senthil Kumar; N. Behera; N. Reddy, Phosphorus, Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem., 2005, 180(8), 1785-1794.

Awards :

  • Recipient of award of “Outstanding Research Scholar” for the year 2008 Given by Chemical Society, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.
  • Recipient of award of “Student with High Impact for the year 2006- 2007” given by Chemical Society, Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi.
  • Recipient of “Senior Research Fellowship” from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India (2007 - 2008)
  • Best poster award at “Recent Advances in Metal-Organic and Material Sciences 2007” held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore during 5-7th June 2007
  • Recipient of “Junior Research Fellowship” from Department of Science and Technology, India (2003 - 2004)
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2003)

Patents : 

  • Hong, S. H.; Ghosh, S. C.; Zhang, Y.; Muthaiah, S.; Chen, C.; Xu, X. “Process of Forming an Amide” WO 2011034506 A1, March 24, 2011US 2012/0220768 A1, August 30, 2012.
  • Hong, S. H.; Zhang, J.; Muthaiah, S.; Ghosh, S. C. "Process of Forming a Cyclic Imide" WO 2012002913 A1, January 5, 2012.

Sponsored R &D Projects :

  • DST-Fast Track Project 2014 (26 Lakhs)


  • Organized a National Conference on "Mastering in Molecules and Materials"during 16-17th Oct. 2014.

Research Collaborations :

  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Other :

  • Ph. D. position is available for a highly motivated UGC-CSIR NET JRF or GATE qualified candidates.