In our group, we focus on the use of various functionalized organic links including fluorinated, non-fluorinated and chiral carboxylic acids with a wide range of metal ions including d-, f-block and main group metal ions for designing MOFs for improved gas uptake property. To achieve Synthetic control over the creation of functional nanostructures, nanoscale morphology with their physical properties, we focus on synthesizing various nano MOFs, thin films of nano MOFs, metal oxide nano particles via different synthetic modes for various separation, catalysis and proton conductivity applications. We are also deeply involved in exploration of metallogels and their catalytic, and materials based applications. We are synthesizing various types POM based hybrid materials for catalysis and gas storage applications.
Covalent Organic Frameworks :
Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are lightweight, porous crystalline materials constructed via strong covalent bonds between elements such as C, B, O, N, and Si. Because of their low densities and π–π stacked architectures, COFs have been used as effective gas storage media, catalytic supports, and semiconductive and photoconductive devices. It is believed that reversibility in covalent bond formation during synthesis is required for the successful crystallization of COFs, which is necessary to identify their specific structural details precisely.
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Prof. Rahul Banerjee
Prof Banarjee obtained his Ph.D. from University of Hydrabad in 2006. Later he moved to the US to do his post-doctoral work at the laboratory of Omar M. Yaghi at the University of California, Los Angeles. and on his return to India in 2008, he joined the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
At the time his next move to the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (IISER) in 2017