Department of Chemistry

Dr. Prasad Lakkaraju

Lakkaraju, Prasad Ph.D 

How to contact me:

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Tel: 732.987.2319
Fax: 732.987.2007
lakkaraju@georgian.edu

  • Professor

Education:

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1987
  • M.Sc., First Class with Distinction, Andhra University, Andhra, India, 1980
  • B.Sc., First Division, Andhra University, Andhra, India, 1978

Professional History:

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Georgian Court University, 1995 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Upsala College, 1994 to 1995
  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 1993 to 1994
  • Post-doctoral Associate/Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 1991 to 1993
  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 1989 to 1991
  • Research Associate, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1987 to 1989
  • Research Associate, Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1986 to 1987

Courses Taught (Currently)

  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I & II

Courses Taught (Previously)

  • Introductory Chemistry I & II
  • Chemical Instrumentation
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis

Research Interests

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Molecular modeling visualizing the docking
of 1,2-dithiolane radicl cation 2·+, optimized
at the UHF/6-31G* level of theory, inside
the straight channels of ZSM-5.

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, double resonance, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, optical, electrochemical and molecular orbital studies of organic radicalsand transition metal complexes. Additional research interests include 2D NMR techniques.

Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society, member since 1998
    • Advisor, Georgian Court University Student Affiliate Chapter of American Chemical Society

Publications

"Extended Diaryl Diselenide Radical Cations in Pentasil Zeolite Studied by EPR and DR", P. S. Lakkaraju, K. Shen, H. D. Roth H. Garcia, submitted to Chemical Communications

"Oxidative Ring Contraction of 2-Phenyl-1,3-dithine in ZSM-5. Restricted Mobility of 1,2-Dithiolane Radical Cation in Zeoite Channels", H. D. Roth, K. Shen, P. S. Lakkaraju, L. Fernandez, Chemical Communications, 1998, 2447

"Oxidative Cyclization of Diphenyl Disulfide in a Pentasil Zeolite: An EPR Study", P. S. Lakkaraju, D. Zhou, H. D. Roth, Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2, 1998, 1119

"Medium- and Sentizer- Dependent Radical Cation Reactions: Deprotonation in Fluid Solution and Solid Matrices", H. D. Roth, H. Weng, D. Zhou, P.S. Lakkaraju, Acta Chemica Scandinavica, 1997, 51, 626

"Oxidation and Dehydrogenation of a Phenol ether in a Pentasil Zeolite (NaZSM-5): An EPR Study", P. S. Lakkaraju, D. Zhou, H.D. Roth, Chemical Communications, 1996, 2605

"Generation and EPR of Hexamethyl(Dewar)benzeneRadical Cation at Room Temperature", H. D. Roth, P. S. Lakkaraju, J. J. Zheng, Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 1994, 1969

"Homoconjuction in radical Cations of 7-Substituted Quadricyclane and norbornadiene", H. D. Roth, X. -M. Du, H. Weng, P. S. Lakkaraju, C. J. Albelt, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1994, 116, 7744

"EPR of Iminoxyl Radicals in Restricted Media: Direct Evidence for the Assignment Z- and E- Isomers", P. S. Lakkaraju, J. Zhang, H. D. Roth, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1994, 98, 2722

“Generation and EPR of Iminoxyl Radicals in a Pentasil Zeolite”, P. S. Lakkaraju, J. Zhang, H. D. Roth, Journal of the Chemical Society Perkin Transactions, 1993, 2319.

"Ab-initio Studies of Radical Cations Derived from Hexa-1,5-diene Systems – Semibullvalene”, H. D. Roth, P. S. Lakkaraju, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1993, 13403.

“Studies on Gold(II) Complexes with Hard and Soft Donor Ligands. IV. A Reactivity Study in Solution Using EPR Spectroscopy”, A. P. Koley, P.S. Lakkaraju, P.T. Manoharan, S. Ghosh, Inorganic Chimica Acta, 1992, 194, 219.

“Studies on Gold (II) Complexes with Hard and Soft Donor Ligands. III. Complexes with N-(2-Pyridylmethyl)-2-mercaptoaniline”, A. P. Koley, R. Nirmala, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. Ghosh, P.T. Manoharan, Inorganic Chemitry, 1992, 31, 1764.

“Studies on Gold(II) Complexes with Hard and Soft Donor Lligands. II. Complexes o-(methylthio)aniline and 1,2-bis((aminophenyl)thio)ethane”, A. P. Koley, S. Purohit, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. Ghosh, P. T. Manoharan, Inorganic Chemistry, 1992, 31, 305.

“Chemistry of Molybdenum with Hard and Soft Donor Ligands 2. Complexes with Molydenum(VI), -(V), and (IV) oxo complexes with tridentate schiff base ligands”, S. Purohit, A. P. Koley, P. S. Lakkaraju, P. T. Manoharan, Inorganic Chemistry, 1989, 28, 3875.

"Studies on Gold(II) Complexes with Hard and Soft Donor Ligands. I. Complexes with o-Aminobenzenethiol”, A. P. Koley, S. Purohit, S. Ghosh, P. S. Lakkaraju, P. T. Manoharan, Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, 1988, 2607. Corrections to this manuscript were published ibid, 1989, 555.

“EPR Study of Radical Cations of Short Chain Polyenes”, P. S. Lakkaraju, R. -S Ding, E. G. Bradford, L. D. Kispert, H. -Q. Wang, Israeli. Journal of Chemistry, 1989, 29, 33.

“An EPR Study of Monomeric and Dimeric Radical Cations of 2,5-dimenty1-2,4-hexadiene and 2,7-dimethyl-2,4,6-octatriene”, P. S. Lakkaraju, R. -S. Ding, H. -Q. Wang, E. G. Bradford, L. D. Kispert, Chemical Physics Letters, 1988, 151, 443.

“Zerofield Tensor for Ni(II) in Zn(ethylenediamine),(NO,-),: EPR Study”, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. J. Subramanian, Chemical Physics, 1988, 88, 43.

“EPR of VO” in Zn(antipyrene),(NO;),: On the Orientation of Vanadyl Doped in a Low Symmetry Crystal Field”, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. J. Subrarnanian, Chemical Physics, 1987, 86, 629.

“EPR of Ni(I) Radiolytically Produced in Ni(II) Doped Cd(imidazole),SO,.H,O”, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. J. Subramanian, Molecular Physics, 1986, 57, 543.

"On the Charge Compensation Effects in Mn(II) Doped (NH,),SbF,: EPR Study”, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. J. Subramanian, Journal of Chemical Physics, 1985, 83, 1485.

“EPR Study of Pseudo-V, Center [CrO,C1-CrO,C1] in Irradiated KCrO,C1”, P. S. Lakkaraju, S. J. Subramanian, Molecular Physics, 1983, 48, 645.

Recent EPR Spectra 

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