Research at the Department of Chemistry
Inorganic and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
The primary research in this area is to explore the photo-activated electronic states of the transition metal complexes for photo-activated chemotherapeutic applications.
Organo-synthesis and catalysis
Research in this area is the development of novel greener methods for organic synthesis. In this regard, a number of methods such as domino reactions, multicomponent reactions, transition metal catalysed reactions, organocatalysis and catalysis using efficient materials have extensively been explored. The research mainly focus on homogeneous catalysis of C-H activation transformed into C-C bonds.
Researcher also aims in devicing a novel and modular methodology to develop a range of DNA-based catalyst in which catalytic unit in the form of transition metal complex could be covalently anchored into the chiral DNA. Next step would be the application of those chiral catalyst for various asymmetric organic transformation.
The research in this area is to develop greener methods for the preparation of various nanoparticles.
S. Binita Chanu, Samya Banerjee, Mithun Roy* "Potent anticancer activity of photo-activated oxo-bridged diiron(III) complexes" Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2017, 125, 816-824.
N. Vodnala, D. Kaldhi, R. Gupta, S. Polina, V.P. R. K. Putta, S. C. P. Promily, R. K. Linthoinganbi, V. Singh, C. C. Malakar “Novel Domino Routes for the Synthesis of N-Heterocycles via Reductive Cyclization of β-(N-2-Nitroaryl)-α,β-unsaturated Ketones”ChemistrySelect 2016, 1, 5784 – 5788.
N. Vodnala, D. Kaldhi, S. Polina, V.P. R. K. Putta, R. Gupta, S. C. P. Promily, R. K. Linthoinganbi, V. Singh, C. C. Malakar “Pd-Catalyzed Domino Reactions of Nitroaromatics: A Surrogate Access towards the Saturated N-heterocycles” Tetrahedron Lett., 2016, 57, 5695 – 5699.