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.


Comparative Study of Nitro and Azide Functionalized Zn(II) based Coordination Polymers as Fluorescent Turn-on Probes for Rapid and Selective Detection of H2S in Living Cells

Subhajit Saha, Pritam Kumar Roy, Kartik Maity, Mahitosh Mandal and Kumar Biradha*


Metal-Organic Frameworks as Proton Conductors: Strategies for Improved Proton Conductivity

Kumar Biradha*, Anindita Goswami, Rajib Moi and Subhajit Saha 

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Group News


Congratulations to Dr. Venkatesh Gude for getting the oppertunity at Southern Illinois University as a Postdoctoral fellow!


Welcome Priya Paul and Debasis Pal in Structural Chemistry Lab as an Institute JRF!


Congratulations to Dr. Rajorshi Mandal for getting the job at Sun Pharma as Research Manager (R&D, API)!


Congratulations to Dr. Abhijit Garai for getting the opportunity at University of Hydrabad as a Postdoctoral fellow!


Congratulations to Prof. Kumar Biradha for securing place among world's Top 2% scientist 2020 with global rank 145 in Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry (Ranking is based on C-score)!

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