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Research Overview

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.

Our Recent Publications

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

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