Prof. M. D. Milton


Prof. M. D. Milton

Prof. Marilyn Daisy Milton did her B.Sc. (Honours) (1995) from Miranda House, University of Delhi and M.Sc. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She did postdoctoral research work at Kyoto University, Japan (2002-2004 as Monbukagakusho research fellow and at Shiga University of Medical Sciences, Japan (2004-2005). She joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur as an Assistant Professor in 2005 and worked there for two years. Later she joined the University of Delhi as a Reader in 2007, was promoted as an Associate Professor in 2008 and as Professor in 2013. Her research interests include design and synthesis of fluorescent sensors; design and synthesis of advanced materials, development of new methodologies for functional group transformations, synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds and their applications, organocatalysis, transition-metal catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, development of multi-catalyst systems for organic transformations.

Selected Publications:

  1. Chaudhary, S.; Mukherjee, M.; Paul, T. K.; Bishnoi, S.; Taraphder, S. Milton; M. D. “Novel phenothiazine-5-oxide based push-pull molecules: Synthesis and fine-tuning of electronic, optical and thermal properties” 2018, , 3, 5073-5081.
  2. Chaudhary, S.; Sharma, H.; Milton; M. D. “Novel 2-arylbenzothiazoles: selective chromogenic and fluorescent probes for the detection of picric acid” ChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 4598-4608.
  3. Chaudhary, S.; Milton; M. D. “Dicationic imidazolium salts as fluorescent probes for selective detection of Fe3+ ion in pure aqueous media” J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 2018, 356, 595-602.
  4. Gupta, S.; Milton; M. D. “Synthesis of novel AIEE active pyridopyrazines and their applications as chromogenic and fluorogenic probes for Hg2+ detection in aqueous media” New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 2838- 2849.
  5. Sachdeva, T.; Bishnoi, S.; Milton; M. D. “Multi-stimuli response displaying novel phenothiazine-based non-planar D-π-A hydrazones: Synthesis, characterization, photophysical and thermal studies” ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 11307-11313.
  6. Bishnoi, S.; Milton, M. D.; Paul, T. K.; Pal, A. K.; Taraphder, S. “Small non-planar phenothiazine-5-oxide-based molecules: structural characterization, photophysical, thermal and computational studiesChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 3084-3092.
  7. Chaudhary, S.; Milton; M. D.; Garg, P. A Base- and Metal-free Protocol for the Synthesis of 2-Aryl/heteroaryl Thiazolines” ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 650-654.
  8. Bishnoi, S.; Milton, M. D. “Selective and sensitive novel benzimidazolium-based fluorescent probes for micromolar detection of Fe3+ ions in pure aqueous media” J. Photochem. Photobiol. A, 2017, 335, 52-58. (Invited feature article)
  9. Milton, M. D.; Garg, P. “Flexible, Dicationic Imidazolium Salts for in situ Application in Palladium-catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck Coupling of Acrylates under Aerial ConditionsApplied Organomet. Chem. 2016, 30, 759-766.
  10. Bishnoi, S.; Milton, M. D. “Tunable phenothiazine hydrazones as colour displaying, ratiometric and reversible pH sensors” Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 6633-6638.

Patent Applications filed

1.    “Novel brominated phenothiazine scaffolds and methods thereof”; M. D. Milton, S. Bishnoi Indian Patent Appl. 2016, IN2014DE02110 A 20160831.