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Name, Degree

Professor Surendra Prasad, BSc. Hons. (Bihar Univ), MSc. (Bihar Univ), PhD (IIT Kanpur)

Position

Professor of Chemistry

Location:

010 - 236 (FSTE Building, Room N236)
Tel: 679  32 32416
Fax: 679 32 31512
Email: prasad_su(at)usp.ac.fj

 

Courses Taught: (courses and include details)

  • CH100
  • CH101
  • CH105
  • CH203
  • CH306
  • CH400
  • CH414 
  • CH423

Courses Teaching (2017): 

  • CH204
  • CH303
  • CH421  
  • CH420
  • CH451
  • SC400

Current Research Interests: (if applicable)

The analytical and environmental application of kinetics of catalysed and uncatalysed reactions of various transition metal complexes is his major field of research interest. Food Chemistry and synthesis, characterization, biological & analytical studies of novel coordination compounds form an equally important aspect of his research work. The development of cost effective methods for the adsorptive removal of environmental pollutants/toxicants from water samples is another current research interests. He is currently working in following research areas. 

 

·         Analytical Chemistry: Development of Analytical Methods.

·         Nano-chemistry: Development of Analytical Methods.

·         Environmental Chemistry: Analytical Methods Applications to Environmental Analysis.

·         Food Chemistry: Analytical, Nutritional and Clinical Methods for Determination of Toxicants.

·         Microbial Degradation of Organic Environmental Pollutants (Biotechnology).

·         Inorganic Chemistry: Kinetics and Mechanism of Ligand Substitution & Oxidation Reactions.

·         Synthesis, Characterization, Biological & Analytical Studies of Inorganic Complexes.

 

Selected Publications:

1.      Sandesh R. Tetgure, Bharat C. Choudhary, Dipak J. Garole, Amulrao U. Borse, Arun D. Sawant, Surendra Prasad, Novel extractant impregnated resin for preconcentration and determination of uranium from environmental samples. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier) 130, 442–451, 2017.

 

2.      Renu Verma, Anupama Asthana, Ajaya Kumar Singh, Surendra Prasad, Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan, Novel glycine-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles entrapped calcium alginate beads for effective removal of lead. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier) 130, 168–178, 2017.

 

3.      Ankita Dhillon, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar, Recent Advances and Spectroscopic Perspectives in Fluoride Removal. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews (Taylor and Francis52(3), 175–230, 2017. 

 

4.       Prayna Maharaj, Riteshma Devi, Surendra Prasad, Antimicrobial effect of essential oils of nine plant leaves on pathogenic bacteria. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (CSIRO Australia), 34(2), 35-39, 2016.

 

5.      Shaneel Chandra, Wycliff Tupiti, Sevlin Singh, Zafiar Naaz, Pritika K. Kishor, Archana Goundar, Malina Fakraufon and Surendra Prasad, An Undergraduate-Level Electrochemical Investigation of Gold Nanoparticles-Modified Physically Small Carbon Electrodes. World Journal of Chemical Education, 4(5), 93-100, 2016.

 

6.      Shaneel Chandra, Philomena Gangaiya, Culwick Togamana and Surendra Prasad, Study of Heavy Metal Fractionation in the Lami Municipal Disposal Facility, Fiji. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (CSIRO Australia), 34(1), 21-28, 2016.

 

7.      Kotra Krishna Kumar, Israel Yedluri, Surendra Prasad and Sowjanya Pasupureddi, Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Assessment for the Comprehensive Study of the Groundwater. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (Springer) 227, 1-16, 2016.

 

8.      Abhinav Agarwal, Surendra Prasad and Radhey M. Naik, Inhibitory kinetic Spectrophotometric Method for the Quantitative Estimation of D-Penicillamine at Micro Levels, Microchemical Journal (Elsevier) 128, 181-186, 2016.

 

9.      Poonam Singh, Surendra Prasad and William Aalbersberg, Bioavailability of Fe and Zn in Selected Legumes, Cereals, Meat and Milk Products Consumed in Fiji, Food Chemistry (Elsevier) 207, 125-131, 2016.

 

10.  Garima Pravin Pandey, Ajaya K. Singh, Surendra Prasad, Lata Deshmukh, Anupama Asthana, Sunitha  B. Mathew and Masafumi Yoshida, Kinetic Determination of Trace Amount of Mercury(II) In Environmental Samples, Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 128, 55-61, 2016.

 

11.  Adrian A. Chetty and Surendra Prasad; Flow Injection Analysis of Nitrates and Nitrites in Commercial Baby Foods. Food Chemistry (Elsevier) 197, 503-508, 2016.

 

12.  Parul Khurana, Sheenam Thatai, Surendra Prasad, Sarvesh Soni and Dinesh Kumar; Agcore−Aushell bimetallic nanocomposites: Gold shell thickness dependent study for SERS enhancement, Microchemical Journal (Elsevier) 124, 819-823, 2016.

 

13.  Sheenam Thatai, Parul Khurana, Surendra Prasad, Sarvesh K Soni and Dinesh Kumar; Trace Colorimetric Detection of Pb2+ Using Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles and Silica-Gold Nanocomposites. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 124, 104-110, 2016.

 

14.  Shaneel Chandra, Philomena Gangaiya, Culwick Togamana and Surendra Prasad; First Screening Study of Metal Content in Soil from a Mixed Waste Receptacle, The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (CSIRO Australia), 33, 7-12, 2015.

 

15.  Veena Chaudhary, Surendra Prasad; Rapid Removal of Fluoride From Aqueous Media Using Activated Dolomite. Analytical Methods (Royal Society of Chemistry), 7, 8304-8314, 2015.

 

16.  Radhey M. Naik, Basant Kumar, Surendra Prasad, Adrian A. Chetty and Abhas Asthana; Catalytic Ligand Exchange Reaction Between Hexacyanoferrate(II) and 4-Cyanopyridine Applied to Trace Kinetic Analysis of Palladium(II). Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 122, 82-88, 2015.

 

17.  Parul Khurana, Sheenam Thatai, Jyoti Boken, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar; Development of Promising Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrate:  Freckled SiO2@Au Nanocomposites. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 122, 45-49, 2015.

 

18.  Prayna P.P. Maharaj, Surendra Prasad, Riteshma Devi and Romila Gopalan; Folate Content and Retention in Commonly Consumed Vegetables in the South Pacific. Food Chemistry (Elsevier), 182, 327-332, 2015.

 

19.  Sheenam Thatai, Parul Khurana, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar, Plasmonic Detection of Cd2+ ions Using Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Active Core-shell Nanocomposite. Talanta (Elsevier), 134, 568-575, 2015.

       

20.  Jyoti Boken, Sheenam Thatai, Parul Khurana, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar; Highly Selective Visual Monitoring of Hazardous Fluoride Ion in Aqueous Media Using Thiobarbituric-Capped Gold Nanoparticles. Talanta (Elsevier), 132, 278-284, 2015. 

 

21.  Garima Pravin Pandey, Ajaya K. Singh, Surendra Prasad, Lata Deshmukh and Anupama Asthana; Development of Surfactant Assisted Kinetic Method for Trace Determination of Thallium in Environmental Samples. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 118, 150-157, 2015.

 

22.  Sofina Nisha, Surendra Prasad and Jagdish Bhati; Evaluation of Soil Fertility Management Practices for Taro Cultivation in Taveuni, Fiji. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (CSIRO Australia), 32, 61-68, 2014.

 

23.  Rita Roshni, Surendra Prasad and Jagdish Bhati, Enhancing Leafy Foods’ Intake for Optimal Nutrition and Human Security in the South Pacific. The South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (CSIRO Australia), 32, 27-32, 2014.

 

24.  Sheenam Thatai, Parul Khurana, Jyoti Boken, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar; Nanoparticles and Core–Shell Nanocomposite Based New Generation Water Remediation Materials and Analytical Techniques: A Review. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 116, 62-76, 2014.

 

25.  Sheenam Thatai, Parul Khurana, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar; A New Way in Nanosensors: Gold Nanorods for Sensing of Fe(III) Ions in Aqueous Media. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 113, 77-82, 2014.

 

26.  Garima Pravin Pandey, Ajaya K. Singh, Lata Deshmukh, Surendra Prasad, L.J. Paliwal, Anupama Asthana and Sunitha B. Mathew; A Novel and Sensitive Kinetic Method for the Determination of Malathion Using Chromogenic Reagent. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 113, 83-89, 2014.

 

27.  Vaishali Tomar, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar; Adsorptive Removal of Fluoride from Aqueous Media Using Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Leaf. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 112, 97-103, 2014.

 

28.  Vaishali Tomar, Surendra Prasad and Dinesh Kumar; Adsorptive Removal of Fluoride from Water Samples Using Zr-Mn Composite Material. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 111, 116-124, 2013.

 

29.  Radhey M. Naik, Surendra Prasad, Basant Kumar, Shiv B.S. Yadav, Abhas Asthana and Masafumi Yoshida; Ligand Substitution Kinetic Assay of Antitubercular Drug Isoniazid in Pure and Pharmaceutical Formulations. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 111, 108-115, 2013.

 

30.  Vimlesh Chand and Surendra Prasad; ICP-OES Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Tropical Marine Sediments: A Comparative Study of Two Digestion Techniques. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 111, 53-61, 2013. Hottest Article (Top 25) in ScienceDirect in year 2013.

 

31.  Radhey M. Naik, Surendra Prasad, Basant Kumar and Vimlesh Chand; Kinetic Assay of D-Penicillamine in Pure and Pharmaceutical Formulations Based on Ligand Substitution Reaction. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 111, 97-102, 2013.

 

32.  Ram K. Agarwal, Surendra Prasad and Vimlesh Chand; A Review on High Coordination Compounds of Dioxouranium(VI) Derived from Schiff Bases of 4-Aminoantipyrine.  International Journal of Chemistry (Intl. Book House, India) (ISSN 2249-2119), 1(4), 576-597, 2012.

 

33.  Radhey M. Naik, Surendra Prasad, Shiv B. S. Yadav, R. Rastogi and R. K. Tiwari; The Formation of an Anti-Tubercular Complex [Fe(CN)5(INH)]3- Through Mercury(II)-Catalyzed Ligand Substitution Reaction: A Kinetics and Mechanistic Studies. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics (Wiley), 44(6), 398–406, 2012.

 

34.  Surendra Prasad and Adrian A. Chetty; Flow Injection Assessment of Nitrate Contents in Fresh and Cooked Fruits and Vegetables Grown in Fiji. Journal of Food Science (C: Food Chemistry) (Institute of Food Chemists, USA) 78(8), C1143-C1148, 2011.

 

 

35.  Vimlesh Chand, Surendra Prasad and Rajendra Prasad; A Study of Arsenic Contamination by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in the Lami Estuary in Fiji. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 97(2) , 160–164, 2011.

 

36.  Vimlesh Chand, Surendra Prasad and Rajendra Prasad; Distribution and Chemical Fractionation of Arsenic in Surficial Sediments of the Lami Coastal Environment in Fiji. South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 28, 78-81, 2010.  

 

37.  Rajendra Prasad, Rajeev Kumar and Surendra Prasad; A Fluorescence Quenching-based Sensor Using New Metallo-tetraazaporphyrin Dye as a Recognition Element for Aniline Assay in Aqueous Solutions. Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier), 646(1-2), 97-103, 2009.

 

38.  Radhey M. Naik, Abhinav Agarwal and Surendra Prasad; Determination of Trace Amounts of Mercury(II) in Water Samples Using a Novel Kinetic Catalytic Ligand Substitution Reaction of Hexacyanoruthenate(II). Spectrochimica Acta Pt. A (Elsevier), 74(4) 887-891, 2009.

 

 

39.  Radhey M. Naik, Abhinav Agarwal, Surendra Prasad and Amit K. Verma; Trace Determination of Thiosulphate and Thioglycolic Acid Using Novel Inhibitory Kinetic Spectrophotometric Method. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 93(1), 43-48, 2009.

 

40.  Adrian Avinesh Chetty and Surendra Prasad; Flow Injection Analysis of Nitrate-N Determination in Root Vegetables: Study of the Effects of Cooking. Food Chemistry (Elsevier), 116(2), 561-566, 2009.

 

 

41.  Vimlesh Chand and Surendra Prasad; Trace Determination and Chemical Speciation of Selenium in Environmental Water Samples Using Catalytic Kinetic Spectrophotometric Method. Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), 165(1-3), 780-788, 2009.

 

42.  Rajendra Prasad and Surendra Prasad; Spectrophotometric Method for the Determination of Fe3+-Gly Formation Constant Through Competitive Ligand Binding.  Journal of Chemical Education (Am Chem. Soc., USA), 86(4), 994-997, 2009.

 

 

43.  Surendra Prasad, Radhey M. Naik and Vimlesh Chand; Kinetics and Mechanism of Uncatalysed Exchange of Cyanide in Hexacyanoferrate(II) by N-Methylpyrazinium Ion. Inorganic Reaction Mechanism (OCP Science, USA) 6(4), 337-344, 2008.

 

44.  Vipin Kumar Bansal, Rajeev Kumar, Rajendra Prasad and Surendra Prasad, Niraj; Synthesis and Spectral Characterization of New Copper(II) Macrocycle Complexes and Investigation of Their Catalytic Role in Wet Oxidation of Phenol. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A (Elsevier), 284 (1-2), 69-76, 2008.

 

45.  Surendra Prasad and Adrian Avinesh Chetty; Nitrate-N Determination in Leafy Vegetables: Study of the Effects of Cooking and Freezing. Food Chemistry (Elsevier), 106(2), 772-780, 2008.

 

46.  Radhey Mohan Naik, Joy Sarkar and Surendra Prasad; Kinetic determination of cysteine and thiosulphate by inhibition of Hg(II) catalysed ligand substitution reaction. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 88(1), 45-51, 2008.

 

47.  Surendra Prasad; Radhey M. Naik and A. Srivastava; Application of Ruthenium Catalyzed Oxidation of [Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine] in Trace Determination of Ruthenium in Environmental Samples. Spectrochimica Acta Pt. A (Elsevier), 70, 958-965, 2008.

 

48.  Radhey M. Naik; A. Srivastava and Surendra Prasad; Highly Sensitive Catalytic Spectrophotometric Determination of Ruthenium. Spectrochimica Acta Pt. A (Elsevier), 69(1), 193-197, 2008.

 

49.  Surendra Prasad; Kinetic Determination of Organosulphur Ligands by Inhibition: Trace Determination of Cysteine and Maleonitrilodithiolate [MNDT]. Microchemical Journal (Elsevier), 85, 214-221, 2007. 

 

50.  R.M. Naik, A. Srivastava, A.K. Verma, S.B.S. Yadav and S. Prasad; The Kinetics and Mechanism of Oxidation of Triethylenetetraaminehexaacetatocobaltate(II) Complex by Periodate Ion in Aqueous Medium. Inorganic Reaction Mechanism (OCP Science, USA) 6, 185-192, 2007.

 

51.  Surendra Prasad and Ram K. Agarwal; Cobalt(II) Complexes of Various Thiosemicarbazones of 4-aminoantipyrine: Syntheses, Spectral, Thermal and Biological Studies. Transition Metal Chemistry (Springer Science, UK), 32(2), 143-149, 2007.

52.  Surendra Prasad; Kinetic Determination of Mercury(II) at Trace Level from Its Catalytic Effect on a Ligand Substitution Process. Journal of Analytical Chemistry (Springer Link, USA), 60(6), 581-588, 2005.

 

53.  Surendra Prasad; Kinetic Method for Determination of Nanogram Amounts of Copper(II) by Its Catalytic Effect on Hexacyanoferrate(III)-Citric Acid Indicator Reaction. Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier), 540(1), 173-180, 2005. 

 

54.  Surendra Prasad, Radhey M. Naik, Raj K. Tewari, Pradeep K. Singh and Anjani Tewari; The Mercury(II) Catalyzed Ligand Exchange Reaction between Hexacyanoferrate(II) and Pyrazine in Aqueous Medium. Transition Metal Chemistry (Springer Science, UK), 30, 968-977, 2005.

 

55.  Ram K. Agarwal and Surendra Prasad; Synthesis, Magneto-Spectral, Biological and Thermal Investigations of Cobalt(II) and Nickel(II) Coordination Compounds of Thiosemicarbazones Derived from 4-Aminoantipyrine. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications (Freund Publishing, London), 3(3-4), 271-288, 2005.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

56.  Surendra Prasad; Catalytic Abstraction of Cyanide in Hexacyanoferrate(II) by Hg2+ in the presence of a-Nitroso-b-Naphthol and Trace Determination of Hg(II) by Kinetic Method. Analytical Letters (Marcel Dekker, USA), 37(13), 2851 – 2867, 2004.

 

57.  Surendra Prasad and Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi; Development and Validation of Catalytic Kinetic Spectrophotometric Method for Determination of Copper(II). Mikrochimica Acta (Springer Link, USA), 142(4), 237-244, 2003.

 

58.  Surendra Prasad; Kinetics and Mechanism of Exchange of Cyanide in Hexacyanoferrate(II) by N-Methylpyrazinium ion in the Presence of Mercury(II) as a Catalyst. Transition Metal Chemistry (Kluwer Academic Publishers, UK), 28(1), 1-8, 2003.

 

59.  Surendra Prasad and Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi; Standardization of Kinetic Determination of Nitrite Based on its Catalytic Effect on an Indicator Reaction. Asian Journal of Chemistry (UBS Publishers, India), 14(3-4), 1683-1692, 2002.

 

 

60.  Rajendra Prasad, Surendra Prasad and U.C. Agrwala; Synthesis of Maleonitriledithiolate and Dibenzyldithiomaleonitrile Bridged Ruthenium Complexes Possesing (bipy)2Ru(II) and Cp(EPh3)2Ru(II) Moieties (E = P, As and Sb). Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic and Metal-Organic Chemistry (Marcel Dekker, USA), 25, 1493-1506, 1995. Impact Factor 0.576.      

 

61.  Pradip Das, Surendra Prasad and Deepak Kunzru; Organophosphorus Compounds as Coke Inhibitor During Naphtha Pyrolysis. Effect of Benzyl Diethyl Phosphite and Triphenylphosphine Sulphide. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (Am. Chem. Soc., USA), 31, 2251-2255, 1992.

 

62.  Surendra Prasad, P.C. Nigam and Madhu Phull; Study of Mechanistic Features of Tetrahedral-Octahedral Interconversion of Tetracyanozincate(II) to bis(4-(2-Pyridylazo)resorcinol)-zincate(II) by Stopped Flow Technique. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics (John Wiley & Sons, USA), 24, 239-253, 1992.

 

63.  Surendra Prasad, R.M. Naik and P.C. Nigam; Kinetics and Mechanism of Ligand Exchange Reactions: A Review. Journal of Indian Chemical Society (Indian Chem. Soc.), 69, 475-480, 1992.

 

64.  Surendra Prasad and Prem. C. Nigam; Catalytic Kinetic Determination of Ultratrace Amount of Ruthenium(III) based on the Oxidation of Benzylamine by Alkaline Hexacyanoferrate(III). Talanta (Pergaman Press, USA), 38, 627-630, 1991.

 

65.  Hari C.  Bajaj, Surendra Prasad, Prem C. Nigam and Radhey M. Naik; Kinetics and Mechanism of Ligand Substitution of Mono(Polyen)Nickel(II) Complexes with 4-(2-Pyridylazo)resorcinol. Transition Metal Chemistry (Chapman & Hall, UK), 16, 511-517, 1991.

 

66.  Surendra Prasad, Prem C. Nigam and Radhey M. Naik; An Independent Kinetic and Mechanistic Study of the Secondary Reactions in the Substitution of [FeL(OH)] (L=Triethylenetetraaminehexaaceticacid) by Cyanide ions. Transition Metal Chemistry (Chapman & Hall, UK), 15, 58-62, 1990.

 

67.  Pratima K. Mishra, Surendra Prasad and P.C. Nigam; Kinetics and Mechaism of Reaction between Aminopolycarboxylato-manganate(III) Complexes and Cyanide ions: A Reinvestigation of the MnCyDTA-CN Reaction. Transition Metal Chemistry (Chapman & Hall, UK), 15, 429-433, 1990.

 

68.  P. C. Nigam and S. Prasad; Recent Advances in Trace Determination of Phosgene: A Review. Indian Journal of Environmental Health (NEERI/CSIR, India), 28, 218-234, 1986.

 


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