Dr. Durairaj Baskaran

Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee,

Knoxville, TN 37996-1600, USA

Research Associate Professor



1996  Ph.D., University of Mainz, Germany and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

1988  M.Sc., Anna University, Madras, India

1986  B.Sc., Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

Publications (Selected)

  1. Hydration mediation in supported aqueous-phase catalysis for atom transfer radical polymerization, R. Aggarwal and D. Baskaran, Macromolecules, 2011.
  2. A new approach to the living anionic polymerization of 4-cyanostyrene, P. Driva, D. L. Pickel, J. W. Mays, D. Baskaran, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 6915-6918.
  3. Highly efficient recyclable hydrated-clay supported catalytic system for atom transfer radical polymerization. S. Munirasu, R. Aggarwal, D. Baskaran. Chemical Communications, 2009, 4518-4520.
  4. Enhanced polymer grafting from multiwalled carbon nanotubes through living anionic surface initiated polymerization, G. Sakellariou, H. Ji, J. W. Mays, D. Baskaran, Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 6217- 6230.
  5. Anionic vinyl polymerization-50 years after Michael Szwarc,  D. Baskaran and A. H. E. Mueller, Progress in Polymer Science, 2007, 32, 173-219 ( a review with 407 references).
  6. Unfavorable coordination of copper with methyl vinyl ketone in atrom transfer radical polymerization. A. Mittal, S. Sivaram, D. Baskaran, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 5555-5558.
  7. Recent trends in ionic polymerization (peer reviewed articles presented from IP05, Goa) D. Baskaran and S. Sivaram Eds.: Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 240, 2006.
  8. Polymer grafted multi-walled carbon nanotubes through surface initiated polymerization, D. Baskaran, J. W. Mays, M. S. Bratcher. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 2138-2142.
  9. Carbon nanotubes with covalently linked porphyrin antennae: Photoinduced electron transfer.
  10. D. Baskaran, J.W. Mays, X. Peter Zhang, and M.S. Bratcher, Journal of American Chemical Society, 2005, 127, 6916.
  11. Living anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in the presence of polydentate bislithiumalkoxides. D. Baskaran, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2000, 201, 890.