Faculty and Staff

Mahesh Pattabiraman

Mahesh Pattabiraman

Assistant Professor
Chemistry
Bruner Hall, 413B
(308) 865-8385
pattabiramm2@unk.edu

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Florida International University, Miami, FL, (Mentor: Dr. Konstantinos Kavallieratos), 2009
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Miami (Florida), 2006, (Mentor: Dr. V. Ramamurthy), 2006

M.Sc., Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, 2001 (Mentor: Dr. R. Murugavel)

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India, 1999

Research Interests
Organic and inorganic supramolecular chemistry, photochemistry, host-guest chemistry, green chemistry, micelles, cavitands, binding interactions, toxic metal ion sensing and extraction.

Faculty Appointments
2012-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
2009-2012, Assistant Professor, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

  1. Aspen Rae Clements, Mahesh Pattabiraman*, “γ-Cyclodextrin mediated photo-heterodimerization between cinnamic acids and coumarins” J. Photochem. Photobiol., 2015, 297, 1-7.
  2. Murthy V. S. N Maddipatla, Mahesh Pattabiraman, Arunkumar Natarajan, Karan Srivastav, Joel T. Mague, V. Ramamurthy, Regioselective photodimerization of pyridyl-butadienes within cucurbit[8]uril cavities, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 9219.
  3. Nick Carter, Mahesh Pattabiraman*, Luis Albert Arias. Dynamics of Apolar Guest solubilized in Bile Salt Micelles: Photochemistry of Acenaphthylene as a probe to understand the supramolecular characteristics of the Aggregates.  Am. J. Chem., 2012, 2(3), 131-136.
  4. Murthy V. S. N, Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle; Arunkumar Natarajan, Mahesh Pattabiraman; Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy. Preorientation of olefins toward a single photodimer: Cucurbituril-mediated photodimerization of protonated azastilbenes in water. Langmuir, 2007, 23, 7545-7554.
  5. Mahesh Pattabiraman, Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle, Arunkumar Natarajan and Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy. Regioselective photodimerization of cinnamic acids in water: Templation with cucurbiturils. Langmuir, 2006, 22, 7605.
  6. Mahesh Pattabiraman, Arunkumar Natarajan, Raja Kaliappan, Joel. T. Mague and V. Ramamurthy. Template directed photodimerization of trans-1,2-bis(n-pyridyl)ethylenes and stilbazoles in water. Chem. Commun., 2005, 4542.
  7. Mahesh Pattabiraman, Arunkumar Natarajan, Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle and Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy. Templating photodimerization of trans-cinnamic acids with cucurbit[8]uril and γ- cyclodextrin. Organic Letters, 2005, 7, 529.
  8. Lucy Yehiayan, Mahesh Pattabiraman, Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Xiaotang Wang, Lawrence H. Boise and Yong Cai. Speciation, formation, stability and analytical challenges of human arsenic metabolites. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24, 1397.
  9. Mahesh Pattabiraman, Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle and Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy. Photoproduct selectivity in reactions involving singlet and triplet excited states within bile salt micelles. Langmuir, 2006, 22, 2185.
  10. Lakshmi. S. Kaanumalle, Mahesh Pattabiraman, N. Jayaraman and Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy. Water-Soluble dendrimers as photochemical reaction media: Chemical behavior of singlet and triplet radical pairs inside dendritic reaction cavities. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 8999.
  11. Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle, Arunkumar Natarajan, Karthikeyan Sivasubramanian, Raja Kaliappan, Mahesh Pattabiraman and V. Ramamurthy. Bioinspired green supramolecular nanophotochemistry: Photoproducts control though weak intermolecular forces. Spectrum, 2006, 19, 16.

TALKS

  1. Cavitand mediated supramolecular control of bimolecular photochemical reactions. Inter-American Photochemical Society, Tampa, FL, Jan 1-4, 2015. (Invited Talk)
  2. γ-Cyclodextrin mediated photo-heterodimerization between cinnamic acids and coumarins. 49th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Columbia, MO, Nov 12-15, 2014.
  3. Emily Brestin, Mahesh Pattabiraman, and Brock Madsen, Binding interactions between dopamine and water-soluble hosts, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Apr 22, 2014. 
  4. “γ-Cyclodextrin mediated photo-heterodimerization between alkenes in the solid state” American Chemical Society – NE chapter, Doane College, Crepe, NE, April 1, 2014,  
  5. Green chemistry, Celebration of WNMU writers - talk series, Miller Library, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM, Feb 18, 2011. (Invited Talk)
  6. Conducting and controlling photochemistry in water with cucurbiturils and cyclodextrins. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Fall 2010. (Invited Talk)
  7. Toxic metal ion coordination and selective extraction by disulfonamide ion exchangers. 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6 -10, 2008.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  1. Aspen Clements, Mahesh Pattabiraman*, γ-Cyclodextrin mediated photo-heterodimerization between cinnamic acids and coumarins. 48th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Springfield, MO, Oct 16-19, 2013.
  2. Emily Brestin, Mahesh Pattabiraman*, and Brock Madsen, Binding interactions between dopamine and water-soluble hosts, Neuroscience Symposium – NE-EPSCoR, Sep 24, 2014.  
  3. Mahesh Pattabiraman*, Luis Albert Arias, Alec Lutzke. Bile salt micelles: Exploring the aggregates for green media and opportunities for reaction control and product selectivity. 242nd American Chemical Society national meeting, Denver, CO, Aug 28 – Sep 2, 2011.
  4. Luis Albert Arias, Mahesh Pattabiraman*, Selectivity in organic reactions conducted within bile salt micelles. WNMU research symposium and career fair. Silver City, NM. May 3rd, 2011.
  5. Yong Cai, Lucy Yehiayan, Mahesh Pattabiraman, Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Xiaotang Wang, Lawrence H. Boise. Analytical Challenges of Human Arsenic Metabolites. 3rd International Congress [on] Arsenic in the Environment, Tainan, Taiwan, May 17th-21st, 2010.
  6. Sarrah N. Babb, Alec C. Lutzke and Mahesh Pattabiraman. Supramolecular Control of Photochemical Process of Olefins Using Cucurbiturils. 65th Southwest regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, El Paso, TX, Nov. 4th- 7th, 2009.
  7. Konstantinos Kavallieratos, Mahesh Pattabiraman, Robert J. Alvarado, Ferran Ross, Peta-Gaye R. Samuda, Richard A. Middleton and Sharon Britton. Aspects of Coordination Chemistry, Extraction, and Sensing of Pb(II) and Cd(II) by Sulfonamide and Peptide Ligands. 61st Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 21st-24th 2009.
  8. Murthy V. S. N. Maddipatla, Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle, Arunkumar Natarajan, Mahesh Pattabiraman and Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy. Controlling bimolecular photocycloaddition reactions in confined media. 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, Mar. 25th-29th, 2007.
  9. Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy, Lakshmi S. Kaanumalle, Arunkumar Natarajan, Anand Parthasarathy, Arunkumar Sundaresan, Raja Kaliappan and Mahesh Pattabiraman. Controlling photochemistry with weak non-covalent forces and confined spaces. 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, Sept. 10th-14th, 2006.
  10. Raja Kaliappan, Mahesh Pattabiraman, and V. Ramamurthy. Photochemistry within water soluble calixarenes, cucurbit[n]urils and γ-cyclodextrin. Inter-American Photochemical Society – Winter Conference, Tampa, Jan. 3 - 8th, 2005.