Professor M. D. Milton

(Senior Professor)

Prof. Marilyn Daisy Milton pursued a degree in B.Sc. Chemistry(Honours) (1995) from Miranda House, University of Delhi and M.Sc. Chemistry (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Later she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kyoto University, Japan (2002-2004) as a Monbukagakusho research fellow. Here she worked on ruthenium-catalysed propargylic substitution reactions. Later she moved to the Shiga University of Medical Sciences, Japan (2004-2005), where she worked on separation of crbon nanotubes by porphyrin-based molecular tweezers. 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 current research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel heterocyclic compounds and their applications as fluorescent sensors, multi-stimuli responsive materials, advanced organic materials, and medicinal applications. She is also serving as the Editorial Board Member, Chemistry Select (2021-2025) and Member, Associate Editorial Board, Current Organic Chemistry (2019-2025). Recently, she has also been appointed as an Associate to the Committee on Chemical Safety of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the year 2024. It is a matter of honor for her to represent India in this committee as the sole Indian member.

Selected Publications:

  1. Lamoria, M.; Kakkar, R.; Milton, M. D. “Oxazoline-appended benzimidazolium salts for selective micromolar detection of Fe3+ ions in water and an experimental and theoretical insight into Fe3+ ion sensing mechanism” J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 2024, 447, 115267.
  2. Lamoria, M.; Milton, M. D. “Novel Y-shaped multi-stimuli responsive pyrene substituted quinoxaline and pyridopyrazine-based push-pull molecules showing solvatochromism, aggregation induced excimer emission, acidofluorochromism and moisture detection” Dyes and Pigments 2023, 213, 111182.
  3. Kumari, R.; Milton, M. D.Multi stimuli responsive non-doped red emitting AIEE active phenothiazine based chalcones: Crystal structure, solvatochromism, turn-on mechanofluorochromism and acidochromismEur. J. Org. Chem. 2022, 2022, e202201024.
  4. Sharma, H.; Chaudhary, S.; Nirwan, S.; Kakkar, R.; Liew, H. S.; Low, M. L.; Mai, C.-W.; Hii, L.-W.; Leong, C.-O.; Milton, M. D.N, N’-Disubstituted benzimidazolium salts: Synthesis, characterization, micromolar detection of Fe(III) ions in aqueous system, biological evaluation and molecular docking studies” ChemistrySelect 2022, 7, e202203239.
  5. Gupta, S.; Milton, M. D. AIEE-TICT quadrupolar push-pull quinoxaline derivatives displaying solvatochromism, acidofluorochromism and logic gate operationJ. Molecular Structure 2022, 1264, 133275.

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Patents Granted

  1. Indian Patent no. 301082 Indian Patent no. 301082; Novel brominated phenothiazine scaffolds and methods thereof, (February, 2014)