Coimbatore Campus

Research Topic -Supramolecular Chemistry

Macrocyclic receptors, for instance cucurbiturils, calixarenes, and cyclodextrins have received immense interest due to their capability to encapsulate drug molecules non-covalently and further to release them by suitable stimuli. These macrocyclic hosts are different from the other drug-delivery systems such as liposomes, hydrogels, micelles, dendrimers, and carbon nanotubes due to their biocompatibility, availability of various cavity sizes and their thermal stability. To avoid the requirement of organic solvents, and to facilitate the environmental or biological applications, we can prefer to work with water-soluble host molecules, like, cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils, and calixarenes. These supramolecular systems can be utilized to develop fluorescent sensor for different analytes. These systems have potential applications in various fields such as dye lasers, fluorescence imaging, detection of trace elements, information storage, and bioassays.

Department & Campus

Department of Sciences (Chemistry), School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Skillsets Preferred from Applicants

Having knowledge in supramolecular chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry

Faculty Profile

Dr. Yamuna R.

Associate Professor,
Department of Sciences (Chemistry),
School of Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore


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