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Crystal Engineering & Us...


Our research aims to design and synthesize several functional materials by the utilization of crystal engineering approaches.  The judicious choice of hydrogen bonds, several other intermolecular interactions and coordination bonds are the key for the creation of novel materials with predefined structure and therefore desired properties. The extended framework structures via coordination and covalent bonds results in MOFs & COFs, respectively, with high porosity, selective adsorptivity, dye encapsulation and catalysis.  Also these materials exhibit excellent ability for post synthetic modifications to produce the materials otherwise can’t be synthesized and they display novel properties which are very different from those of the parent materials.  The hydrogen bonding or supramolecular synthon assisted cocrystals, organic salts and metal assisted organogels were also of our interest for their multifunctional properties which include SCSC [2+2] dimerization/polymerization reactions, luminescence and proton conductivity. Furthermore, synthesis of SOFs with intriguing photocatalytic properties for water splitting also is part of our research interests.


2D MOFs Containing Bis(azabenzimidazole) and Dicarboxylate Moieties for the Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction and CO2 Sorption

Satyanarayan K. Konavarapu, Abhijit Garai, Debanjali Ghosh, Anindita Goswami, Debabrata Pradhan and Kumar Biradha*

Correlation of Structures with Proton Conductivity of 1D Coordination Polymers: Higher Proton Conductivity Due to Synergy of Encapsulated Sulfate Ions and Water Molecules

Rajib Moi, Arijit Ghorai, Kartik Maity, Susanta Banerjee and Kumar Biradha*

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Group News


Congratulations to Dr. Anindita Goswami for her successful Defense!


Congratulations to Dr. Rajib Moi for his successful Defense!


Congratulations Debasis Pal and Priya Paul for their poster presentations and active participation in MTMM-3. Congratulation Priya Paul for receiving Best Poster Award


Congratulations Mouli Das Dawn and Shaheen Sultana for receiving best paper award for poster presentation and 3rd best prize in Best Flash talk presentations respectively, in CEFMC:2022

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