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.


In Situ Grown Mn(II) MOF upon Nickel Foam Acts as a Robust Self-Supporting Bifunctional Electrode for Overall Water Splitting: A Bimetallic Synergistic Collaboration Strategy

Anindita Goswami, Debanjali Ghosh, Debabrata Pradhan and Kumar Biradha*

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Halogen-Halogen and Halogen-π Interactions Enabled Reversible Photo-oligomerization of Conjugated Dienones: Visible Light Triggered Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transformation

Sandip Naskar, Rajib Moi, Indrajit Das and Kumar Biradha*

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Group News


Welcome Korak Kar in Structural Chemistry Lab as a JRF through the Joint Doctoral Program, University of Manchester-IIT Kharagpur!


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!

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Upcoming Events

Date: 4th - 7th September, 2022
Venue: International Congress Center Dresden, Germany

Prof. Kumar Biradha as keynote speaker know more click on the event title

Date: 11th - 14th December, 2022
Venue: Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur know more click on the event title