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Arul Murugesan

Catalysis 2019
Arul Murugesan, Speaker at Chemical Engineering Conferences
Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Title : Boron nitride nano materials based heterogeneous catalyst as an efficient and highly biological active synthesis of methyl piperazinyl-quinolinyl fused Benzo(c)acridinone derivatives


Boron nitride nano material based solid acid catalyst was found to be an efficient and reusable sulfonic acid catalyst for the synthesis of one-pot Knoevenagel and Michael type reactions in 3, 3-dimethyl-9-(2-(4-methylpiperazin1-yl) quinolin-3-yl)-3, 4, 9, 10-tetrahydroacridin-1(2H)-one derivatives under microwave irradiation conditions. The synthesised catalyst was employed in Knoevenagel and Michael type reactions to synthesise novel piperazinylquinolinyl based acridine derivatives. Most importantly it was found that the solid acid catalyst can be recycled with only 5% loss of activity.


Dr. Arul Murugesan studied Chemistry at the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and graduated as MSc in 2013. He then joined the research group of Prof. R M Gengan at the Durban University of Technology, organic Chemistry research group. He received his PhD degree in 2018 at the same institution. After one year postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Prof. R M Gengan at the Catalysis and organic Chemistry research group, He has published 8 research articles in SCI (E) journals.