Dr. Kalaivani Seenivasan
M.Sc., Ph.D.

"Spectroscopic investigation of Silica supported heterogeneous Zeigler - Natta Catalysts" University of Turin, Turin, Italy - Jan 2012.

  • "XAS and XES techniques shed light on the dark side of Ziegler-Natta Catalyst: Active sites generation", E.Groppo, E. Gallo, K.Seenivasan, A.Sommazzi, S.Bordiga, P.Glatzel, R. Van Silfhout,A. Kachatkou, C. Lamberti, Submitted to Angewandte Communications (2014) DOI: 10.1002/anie.201
  • "Silica supported Ti chloride tetrahydrofuranates, precursors of Ziegler-Natta catalysts", K.Seenivasan, E. Gallo, A. Piovano, J. G. Vitillo, A. Sommazzi,S. Bordiga, C. Lamberti,P. Glatz,E. Groppo, Dalton Transaction themed issue on Molecular precursors for precision synthesis of nano materials - DOI:10.1039/c3dt50603g
  • "Potentialities of Spectroscopic methods applied to heterogeneous catalysts for olefin polymerization", E.Groppo, K.Seenivasan, C.Barzan, Catalysis Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20559A (2013)
  • "Spectroscopic characterization and photo /thermal resistance of a hybrid Palygorskite/methylred Mayan pigment", R.Giustetto, K.Seenivasan, D.Pellerej, G.Ricchiardi, S.Bordiga, Microporous and Mesoporous Material,155, 167-176, (2012)
  • "Spectroscopic investigation of heterogeneous Ziegler-Natta catalysts: Ti and Mg chloride tetrahydrofuranates, their interaction and the role of the activator", K.Seenivasan, A.Sommazzi, F.Bonino, S.Bordiga, E.Groppo, Chemistry- A European journal, 17(31), 8648-8656, (2011)
  • "Phase characterization and study of molecular order of a three -ring mesogen by 13C NMR in smectic C and nematic phases", K.Seenivasan, T.Narasimhaswamy, B.B.Das, N.P.Lobo, K.V.Ramanathan, Journal of physical chemistry B, 115(40), 11554-11565, (2011)
    Post Doctoral Fellow:
  • Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Italy, 2012 - 2013.
    Awards and Fellowships:
  • Awarded Indo-Italian Research Associate Fellowship, University of Torino, June 2008-Feb 2009.
Polymer Chemistry, Organometallics, Catalysis, Spectroscopy