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Dr. K. K. Mohammed Yusuff

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Professor of Catalysis (Retired)
Department Of Applied Chemistry
Cochin University Of Science And Technology
Kochi-22, Kerala, India

E-mail: yusuff (at) cusat.ac.in
Phone Res. +914842577751
Phone Off. +914842575804

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K.K. Mohammed Yusuff was born in   Kodungallur, Kerala, India. He received his B.Sc. (Special) degree (1970), M.Sc. degree (1972) and   a Ph.D. degree with Professor C.G. Ramachandran Nair (1977) from University of Kerala. He was awarded UNESCO fellowship for a three months advanced course in Inorganic Chemistry at University College, Dublin, Ireland in 1977.   His teaching career started in 1974 as a Junior Lecturer in College of Engineering, Trivandrum and from there, he moved over to University of Calicut as Lecturer in 1976.   He joined as Reader in Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1983 and became Professor of Inorganic Chemistry in 1991. He worked as a visiting professor in the research group of Professor Narayan Hosmane of Northern Illinois University during the period May2003 to October 2003.  He is currently working as Professor of Catalysis.   Eighteen students have taken Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He is the author/coauthor of over 55 publications in scientific journals. His research interests include the chemistry of zeolite encapsulated and polymer supported transition metal complexes and the use of these types of complexes in the development of catalysts for oxidation reactions.

Education

  • University of Kerala Ph.D. 1972-1976
  • University of Kerala M.Sc. 1970-1972
  • University of Kerala B.Sc. 1967-1970

Areas of research interest

  • Synthesis and characterization of metal complexes
  • Catalysis by transition metal complexes
  • Thermal decomposition of metal complexes
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Kinetics of inorganic reactions
  • Heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts

Honours / Awards

  • First rank in M.Sc. (Analytical chemistry)
  • Awarded the UNESCO fellowship for attending an advanced course in techniques in Inorganic Chemistry at University College, Dublin
  • Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois- 60115, USA during the period, May 2003 to October 2003.
  • Kerala Govt. Merit scholarship during the High School classes
  • Kerala University Merit Scholarship during the M.Sc. course
  • Awarded CSIR Junior Research Fellowship

Membership / Activity

Membership in Professional Bodies
  • Member, catalysis society of India
Membership in Academic /University bodies
  • Chairman, Board of Studies in Applied Chemistry
  • Member, Academic Council, CUSAT
  • Member, Board of Studies in Chemical Oceanography,  CUSAT
  • Member, Faculty of Marine Science, CUSAT
  • Member, Board of Studies in RUDAT, CUSAT
  • Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural Institute
  • Member, Board of Studies in Chemistry, Bharathidasan University
  • Former Member ; Cochin University Senate
  • Member, Academic Council, Indira Gandhi National Open University
 
Organization of seminar /symposia
  • Convener of the national Symposium on Current Trends in Coordination Chemistry, March23-25, 1995
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, National Conference on
  • Materials for the New Millennium, March 1-3,2001
  • Convener, International conference   on Materials for the Millennium, March 1-3,2007
Miscellaneous
  • Chief of the University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, CUSAT, 1998-2001
  • President: Staff Welfare Fund, CUSAT, 1997-2000

Students

M.Phil. Students
  • Lissy K. Thalakottur1,1989
  • N.L. Mary, 1989
  • Sheela C,1989
  • Jose Mathew,1990
  • Varghese Paul, 1991
  • Rathnam J. Daniel, 1991
  • M.T. Mathew,1992
  • Sheela Kumari Isac,1992
  • N.L. Johnson,1993
  • Gracy N. Uthuppan,1993
  • Thabidha Jackson,1996
  • Anas K,1997
  • Jyothi Mariam John,1997
  • Jayasree R,1998
  • Jelaja P,1999
  • Lalitha A.V,2000
  • Pearly Sebastian,2000
  • Leeju P.,2005
  • Muhammed Iqbal,2005
  • Varsha G.,2006
  • Sameeha A.P.,2007
  • Digna Varghese,2007

Former Post-doctoral Scholars
  • Dr. R. Sreekala, 
  • Dr. N. Sridevi
  • Dr. S. Mayadevi
 
Current Ph.D. Students
  • Arun V
  • Robinson P P(Part-time)
  • Manju Sebastian
  • Annu Anna Varghese(Part-time)
  • Varsha G
  • Leeju P
  • Sabura Begum P.M.  
  • Lissy K. Thalakottur   (Part-time)

PhD. Thesis

  • E.J. Mathew, Studies on metal complexes of dithio ligands, 1991. Sr. Lecturer in Chemistry, S.B. College, Changanassery
  • R. Sreekala, Studies on some metal complexes of biologically important ligands,1992, Research Chemist, Sud-Chemie India Ltd. , Binanipuram
  • A.R. Karthikeyan, Some new complexes of iron, cobalt, nickel and copper, 1992,  Employed in Singapore
  • C. Krishnakumar, Studies on some metal complexes of the Schiff bases derived from triazoles and flavazoles, Lecturer, S.D. College, Aleppy
  • Jose Mathew, Synthesis, characterisation and catalytic activity studies of some new transition metal chelates of the Schiff bases derived from3-hydroxyquinoxaline-2-carboxaldhyde, 1997
  • Sudha George Valavi, Studies on some metal complexes of quinoxaline base ligands,1997
  • N. Saravanan, Studies on some new 3d-transition metal complexes of ligands derived from benzimidazole and triazole,1997, Development Engineer (Chemical), Hitachi Electronic Devices (S) Pte. Ltd., Singapor
  • S. Mayadevi, Studies on some transition metal complexes of the Schiff bases derived from quinoxaline-2-carboxaldehyde,1998, Post doctoral fellow
  • Rani Abraham, Studies on some supported transition metal complexes, 2000,  Research Associate at IISc. Bangalore
  • K.O.Xavier, Studies on some supported transition metal complex and metal oxide catalysts for oxidation reaction,2000, Research chemist, Sud-Chemie India Ltd., Binanipuram
  • Ahmed Yasir Vakayil, Investigations on some titania supported catalysts, 2002
  • Preetha G. Prasad, Investigations on some Y-zeolite encapsulated transition metal complexes of Schiff bases, 2002
  • Suja N.R, Studies on some supported cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes of o- phenylenediamine and Schiff bases derived from 3-hydroxyquinoxalene-2-carboxaldehyde, 2002
  • Vineetha C. P, Studies on some new metal-hydrazone complexesand their zeolite encapsulated analogues, 2003 Johnson  K. T, Analytical studies on sudhikrama of gold, silver and copper, 2003
  • Jalaja P, Studies on some simple and zeolite –Y encapsulated 3d-transition metal complexes of Schiff base derived from 2-amino benzothiazole ,   2003
  • Jyothi Mariam John, Zeolite encapsulated complexes of Fe, Co,Ni, Cu and Pd: synthesis, characterization and catalysis,   2004
  • Anas K, New supported transition metal complexes: synthesis, characterization and application as catalysts for oxidation/hydrodesulfuphurisation , 2004

Employment

  • Lecturer College of Engineering, Trivandrum 1974-1976
  • Lecturer Department of Chemistry, University of Calicut 1976-1983
  • Reader Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT 1983-1991
  • Professor Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT 1991-1993
  • Professor and Head Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT 1993- 1994
  • Professor Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT 1994-1998 Professor and Head,
  • Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT, 1998-2001
  • Controller of Examinations, CUSAT ( September 2004- December 2005)
  • Professor of Catalysis, Department of Applied Chemistry, CUSAT, from 1st April 2001

Publications

  • Thermal decomposition kinetics of diethyldithiocarbamate complexes of copper(II) and nickel(II). P.M.Madhusudanan, K.K.M.Yusuff & C.G.R.Nair J.Therm. Anal., 8, 1975, 31-43
  • A novel route to the synthesis of monohalogenobis(dithioca-rbamato)iron(III) complexes. C.G.R.Nair & K.K.M.Yusuff Inorg. Nucl. chem. Letters, 11, 1975, 753-756
  • Photochemical decomposition of bis-diethyldithiocarbamato-copper(II). K.K.M.Yusuff, P.M.Madhusudanan, & C.G.R.Nair Curr.Sci., 44, 1975, 221-222
  • Synthesis of a novel series of bis(dithiocarbamato)-m-dichloro-dicopper(II) complexes.C.G.R.Nair & K.K.M. Yusuff J. Inrog. Nucl. Chem., 39, 1977, 281-283
  • Determination of mixed benzoic dithiocarbamic anhydrides using chloramine-T. K.K.M.Yusuff, & M.Gopalan Indian J. Chem. A, 20, 1981, 859
  • Synthesis of new mixed ligand complexes of copper(II)dithiocarbamates. K.K.M.Yusuff, K.M.Basheer & M.Gopalan Polyhedron, 2, 1983 , 839-842
  • Reaction of mixed benzoic-dithiocarbamic anhydrides with mercury(II) halides. K.K.M.Yusuff & E.J.Mathew Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 19, 1989, 15-22
  • Thermal and spectral studies of 1-benzyl-2-phenylbenzimidazole complexes of cobalt(II). K.K.M.Yusuff & R.Sreekala Thermochim. Acta, 159, 1990, 357-368
  • Thermal and spectral studies of 1-benzyl-2-phenlybenzimidazole com-plexes of iron (III), cobalt(II), nickel (II) and copper(II). K.K.M.Yusuff & R.Sreekala Thermochim. Acta, 179, 1991, 313-322
  • New complexes of Iron(III), cobalt(II) nickel(II) and copper(II) with the Schiff base derived from quinoxaline-2-carboxaldehyde and glycine. K.K.M.Yusuff & R.Sreekala Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 21, 1991, 553-565
  • Mixed ligand complexes of cobaloxime with a bulky ligand ,1-benzyl-2phenyl-benzimidazole. K.K.M.Yusuff & A.R.Karthikeyan Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 21, 1991, 903-914
  • Synthesis and characterization of lanthanide(III) complexes of 1-(2’-hydroxybenzyl)-2-(2’-hydroxyphenyl)-benzimidazole. K.K.M.Yusuff & R.SreekalaSynth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 21, 1991, 1157-1167
  • Reaction of thionyl chloride with bis(dithiocarbamato)copper(II) complexes. K.K.M.Yusuff & E.J.Mathew Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 22, 1992, 575-583
  • Mixed ligand five coordinate cobalt(II) complexes of a polymer bound Schiff base derived from 2-aminobenzimidazole. K.K.M.Yusuff & R.Sreekala J. Polym. Sci. Chem. Ed., 30, 1992, 193-199, 2595-2599
  • Reaction of mixed benzoic dithiocarbamic anhydrides with copper(II) bromide. K.K.M.Yusuff & E.J.Mathew J. Coord. Chem., 26, 1992, 133-135.
  • Thermal decomposition kinetics of iron(III), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes of a Schiff base derived from quinoxaline-2-carboxaldehyde and glycine. R.Sreekala & K.K.M.Yusuff React. Kinet. Cat. Lett., 48,1992, 575-581.
  • Thermal decomposition kinetics of mixed ligand complexes of cobaloxime with 1-benzyl-2-phenlybenzimidazole. K.K.M.Yusuff & A.R.Karthikeyan Thermochim. Acta, 207, 1992, 193-199.
  • New complexes of copper(II) with a Schiff base derived from 2-phenyl-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxaldehyde and aniline. K.K.M.Yusuff & C.Krishnakumar Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 23, 1993, 695-707.
  • New complexes of iron(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper (II) with Schiff bases derived from 2-aminocyclopent-1-ene-1-dithiocarboxylic acid. K.K.M.Yusuff & A.R.Karthikeyan Transition Met. Chem., 18, 1993, 435-438.
  • Thermal and Catalytic activity studies of some copper(II) complexes of a Schiff base derived from 2-phenyl-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxaldehyde and aniline. K.K.M.Yusuff & C.Krishnakumar React. Kinet. Cat. Lett., 49, 1993, 437-445.
  • Reaction of dihydrazinium ethylenediamine tetraacetate with nitrates of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II). N.Saravanan, B.N.Sivasanker, S.Govindarajan & K.K.M.Yusuff Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 24, 1994, 703-713.
  • Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity of new complexes of cobalt(III), nickel(II) and copper(II) with quinoxaline-2-carboxaldehydethiosemicarbazone. R.Sreekala & K.K.M.Yusuff Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 24, 1994, 1771-1788.
  • Catalytic activity of five coordinate cobalt(II) complexes for the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. R.Sreekala & K.K.M.Yusuff Indian J. Chem. A, 34, 1995, 994-996.
  • Thermal decomposition kinetics of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) complexes of dihydraziniumethylenediamine-tetraacetate. N.Saravanan & K.K.M.Yusuff React. Kinet. Catal. Lett., 55, 1995, 407-414.
  • Measurement of thermal diffusivity of some halogeno benzimidazole complexes of cobalt(II), copper(II), and copper(I) using laser induced photocoustic effect. S.Sankara Raman, V.P.N. Nampoori, C.P.G. Vallabhan, N.Saravanan & K.K.M.Yusuff J. Mat. Sci. Lett., 15, 1996, 230-234.
  • New complexes of iron(III), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) with 2-phenyl-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxalidene-2-aminophenol. N.Saravanan & K.K.M.Yusuff Trans. Met. Chem., 21, 1996, 464-468.
  • Studies of metal complexes of SMH Resin, R. Mendez, K. Usha, K. K. K. Yusuff, V. N. Sivasankara Pillai, European polymer journal, Vol.32, 1996, 515-521. 
  • Synthesis and characterisation of some transition metal complexes of 2,3-bishydrazinoquinoxaline. Sudha George Valavi & K.K.M.Yusuf Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 25, 1995, 1309-1318..
  • Cobalt(II) and copper(II) complexes of 1-nitrobenzyl-2-nitrophenylbenzimidazole: Synthesis, characterisation and antibacterial activity studies. N.Saravanan, K.K.M.Yusuff, P.V.Suresh and G.N.Prabhu. Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 26, 1996, 901-920.
  • Kinetics and mechanism of oxidation of iodide by diperiodatoargentate(III). N.Sridevi & K.K.M.Yusuff Indian J. Chem. A, 35, 1996, 894-896.
  • Ascorbic acid oxidation by a new zeolite encapsulated copper(II) complexes, K.K.M.Yusuff and Jose Mathew Indian J. Chem. A, 36A, 1997, 303-306.
  • Synthesis and characterization of some new transition metal complexes of the Schiff base derived from quinoxaline-2-carboxaldehyde and 2-aminophenol. S.Mayadevi & K.K.M.Yusuff Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem., 27, 1997, 319-330.
  • Support effects on Cu-Cr/Al2O3 catalysts for oxidation. K.O.Xavier, K.K.A.Rashid, B.Sen, K.K.M.Yusuff & J.Chacko Recent Advances in Basic and applied Aspects: Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis Vol. 113, 1998, 821-828.
  • Doping effect of cerium oxide on Ni/Al2O3 catalysts for methanation. K.O.Xavier, R.Sreekala, K.K.A.Rashid, K.K.M.Yusuff & B.Sen. Catalysis today, 49, 1997, 17-21.
  • Oxidation of oxalic acid by tris(dithiocarbamato) complexes of iron(III)-influence of added dithiocarbamato ligand. N.Sridevi & K.K.M.Yusuff Indian J. Chem. In press
  • Catalytic activity studies of some new transition metal complexes in the oxidation of ascorbic acid to dehydroascorbic acid. S.Mayadevi, N.Sridevi & K.K.M.Yusuff Indian J. Chem., 37A, 1998, 413-417.
  • Kinetic and mechanistic studies on reactions of some bis(dithiocarbamato)copper(II) complexes with periodate. K Anas, N Sridevi & K. K. M. Yusuff, Indian Journal of Chemistry Vol. 39A, Sep 2000, 940-944
  • Kinetics of reduction of tris(dithiocarbamato)iron(III) complexes by oxalic acid - influence of added dithiocarbamate ligand on the rate of reaction. N Sridevi & K. K. M. Yusuff, Indian Journal of Chemistry Vol. 39A, Sep 2000, 933-939
  • Determination of the nature of diperiodatocuprate(III) species in aqueous alkaline medium through a kinetic and mechanistic study on the oxidation of iodide ion, N.Sridevi, P. Jelaja and K.K.Mohammed Yusuff, Transition Metal Chemistry 26,  2001, 315-321,
  • Catalytic partial oxidation using zeolite encapasulated Cu(II) complexes, K.O Xavier., K.K M.Yusuff,. and  J . Chacko , Advances in Environmental Materials, vol. 1, 2001, 59-66.
  • Preparation of high surface area TiO (anatase) by thermal hydrolysis of titanyl sulphate solution, V.A. Yasir, P.N MohanDas and K.K.M.Yusuff, International journal of inorganic materials, 3, 2001, 593-596.
  • Intrazeolite cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes of 3-formylsalicylic acid for oxidation reactions, K.O Xavier., J . Chacko,. and  K.K M.Yusuff,  J. Mol. Catal. A. Chemical. 178, 2002, 275-281
  • Studies on some transition metal complexes of the Schiff bases derived from quinoxaline-2-carboxaldehyde, S. Mayadevi, P.G. Prasad and K.K.M. Yusuff, Synth. React. Inorg. Met.-Org. Chem. 33, 2003, 481-496
  • Copper(II) complexes of embelin and 2-aminobenzimidazole encapsulated in zeolite Y- potential as catalysts for reduction of dioxygen,  Rani Abraham and K.K. .M. Yusuff, J. Mol. Catal. A. Chemical. 198, 2003, 175-183
  • Zeolite-encapsulated Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes as catalysts for partial oxidation of benzyl alcohol and ethylbenzene, K. O. Xavier, J. Chacko, and K. K. M. Yusuff, Appl. Catal. A. General, 258, 2004, 251-259
  • Cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes of polystyrene supported Schiff bases, N.R. Suja, and K.K.M. Yusuff, J. Appl. Poly. Sci., 91, 2004, 3710-3719.
  • A comparative study on the catalysis by zeolite encapsulated and neat copper o phenylene-diamine complexes towards oxidation of catechol and 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol using hydrogen peroxide, N. R. Suja, N.  Sridevi  and K. K. M. Yusuff,  Kinetics and Catalysis, 45, 2004,337-344
  • Kinetics and mechanism of reduction of ferricytochrome c by vanadate in phosphate buffers, Suja N.R., N. Sridevi and K.K. M. Yusuff, Indian Journal of Chemistry, 43A, 2004S
  • Organometallic Hydroxides of Transition Elements, Herbert W. Roesky,  Sanjay Singh,  K. K. M. Yusuff, John A. Maguire,| and Narayan S. Hosmane, Chem. Rev. 106, 3813-3843 (2006).
  • Characterization and catalytic activity of polymer supported ruthenium Schiff base complexes towards catechol oxidation Sebastian C. Pearly, N. Sridevi and K. K. M. Yusuff J. Appl. Poly. Sci ( in Press)