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.


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*


In situ conversion of MOG to crystalline MOF: A case study on solvent-dependent gelation and crystallization

Abhijit Garai, Anindita Goswami and Kumar Biradha*

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Group News


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


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!

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Upcoming Events

Event schedule: 11th-14th December, 2022

Venue: Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur

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