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     Amalin Kavitha A

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Rubber Technology Centre
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Nikhil K. Singha
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2005 :: In progress
AddressRLB hall of residence
Phone09732653628
Emailamalinkavitha@yahoo.co.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Manonmanium Sundaranar UniversityChemistry2003
M.PhilManonmanium Sundaranar UniversityChemistry2005

Research Areas
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization of the Specialty Monomers
  • Cycloaddition reactions (click chemistry) (DA and rDA)
  • Self healing polymers/Thermo reversible polymers

Skills
  • Characterization of polymers using GPC, NMR, MALDI-TOF-MS, FT-IR, TGA, DMA, DSC, UV-Vis, SEM, TEM.

Awards
  • Gold Medal-M.Phil, Chemistry
  • SCTIMST-Junior Research Fellow (JRF)-2004
  • DST-Senior Research Fellow (SRF)-2005

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Senior Research Fellowship-DST, New Delhi, India
  • Junior Research Fellowship-Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Thiruvandram, India.

Papers Published in Journals
  • Smart All Acrylate ABA Triblock Copolymer Bearing Reactive Functionality via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) Demonstration of a Click Reaction in Thermoreversible Property by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Macromolecules DOI 10.1021/ma902203r (2010)
  • Tailor-made Poly(methyl acrylate) bearing Amantadine functionality (amino adamantyl) via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) A precursor of Supramolecular crosslinked polymer by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Macromolecules 210, 1536 (2009)
  • Click Chemistry in Tailor-Made Polymethacrylates Bearing Reactive Furfuryl Functionality A New Class of Self-Healing Polymeric Material by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 1, 1427 (2009)
  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) of Methyl Methacrylate using a Functional Initiator bearing an Amino-Adamantane by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 210, 1536 (2009)
  • High Temperature Resistant Tailor-made Poly(meth)acrylates bearing Adamantyl group via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Journal of Polymer Science, Part A Polymer Chemistry 46, 7101 (2008)
  • Atom-Transfer Radical Copolymerization of Furfuryl Methacrylate (FMA) and Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 208, 2569 (2008)
  • Controlled Radical Polymerization of Furfuryl Methacrylate by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Macromolecular Symposia 240, 232 (2006)
  • A Tailor Made Polymethacrylate Bearing a Reactive Diene in Reversible Diels Alder Reaction by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Journal of Polymer Science, Part A Polymer Chemistry 45, 4441 (2007)
  • Copper Mediated Controlled Radical Ring Opening Polymerization (RROP) of a Vinyl Cycloalkane by Nikhil Kumar Singha, Amalin Kavitha, Prodip Sarker and Stephen Rimmer Chemical Communication 3049 (2008)
  • Synthesis and curing studies of PPG based telechelic urethane methacrylic macromonomers by S.K. Asha, M. Thirumal, A. Kavitha, C.K.S. Pillai European Polymer Journal 41, 23 (2005)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Effect of Adamantyl Derivative on Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) of Poly(meth)acrylates by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha 10th National conference, MACRO 2009, Recent Advances in Polymeric Materials, IIT Madras March 9-11 (2009)
  • Highly Thermally Stable Tailor-made Poly(meth)acrylates bearing Adamantyl group via a Controlled Radical Polymerization by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha International Conference Advances in Polymer Science and Technology (Poly-2008), IIT, Delhi, India. January 28-31 (2008)
  • A Thermo-reversible Polymethacrylate by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha MACRO-2006, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 9th National Conference of the society for polymer science, NCL, Pune, India. December 17-20 (2006)
  • Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of a Methacrylate bearing a Furfuryl Group by Amalin Kavitha A, Nikhil K. Singha Polymer 2006, National Conference on Frontiers in Polymer Science and Technology, Kolkata, India. February 10-12th (2006)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Radiation Curable Telechelic Urethane Methacrylic Macromonomers by A. Kavitha, S.K. Asha Macro 2004, International Conference on Polymers, Thiruvananthapuram, India. December 14-15th (2004)

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