DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

Professor

DR. SUNDARGOPAL GHOSH

Biography

After graduating from Science College, Calcutta in 1993, Professor Ghosh obtained his Ph. D in Inorganic Chemistry in 1998 at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for research on Fischer Carbene Complexes. He then spent five years as a post – doctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame, where he developed a new synthetic route to hypoelectronic metallaborane clusters. He joined Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras as Assistant Professor in 2005.

Education

  • 1998 – Ph. D from IIT Bombay
  • 1992 – M. Sc from Science College, Calcutta
  • 1990 - B. Sc from Calcutta University

Research Interests

  • Metallaboranes of early transition metals and rare earth metals and their application in catalysis.
  • Transition metal diborane and diborene complexes.
  • Application of transition metal sigma and agostic borate complexes in catalysis
  • Boron-controlled CO2 reduction.

Representative Publications

  B. Mondal, R. Bag, S. Ghorai, K. Bakthavachalam, E. D. Jemmis and S. Ghosh; Synthesis, Structure, Bonding and Reactivity of Metal Complexes comprising Diborane(4) and Diborene(2): [{Cp*Mo(CO)2}2{µ-η22-B2H4}] and [{Cp*M(CO)2}2B2H2M(CO)4], M= Mo,W; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201857, 8079.

  A. De, Q.-F. Zhang, B. Mondal, L. F. Cheung, S. Kar, K. Saha, B. Varghese, L.-S. Wang and S. Ghosh; [(Cp2M)2B9H11] (M = Zr or Hf): early transition metal ‘guarded’ heptaborane with strong covalent and electrostatic bonding; Chem. Sci.20189, 1976.

   R. S. Anju, D. K. Roy, B. Mondal, K. Yuvaraj, C. Arivazhagan, K. Saha, B. Varghese and S. Ghosh; Reactivity of Diruthenium and Dirhodium Analogues of Pentaborane(9): Agostic versus Boratrane Complexes; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,201453, 2873.

   H. Braunschweig, A. Damme, R. D. Dewhurst, S. Ghosh, T. Kramer, B. Pfaffinger, K. Radacki and A. Vargas; Electronic and Structural Effects of Stepwise Borylation and Quaternization on Borirene Aromaticity; J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013135, 1903.

    D. K. Roy, S. K. Bose, R. S. Anju, B. Mondal, V. Ramkumar and S. Ghosh; Boron Beyond the Icosahedral Barrier: A 16-Vertex Metallaborane; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201352, 3222.

DR. SUNDARGOPAL GHOSH

Professor
sghosh@iitm.ac.in
  • +91-44-2257-4230 (Office)
  • +91-44-2257-6230 (Residential)
  • CYB 317, Department of Chemistry
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Chennai - 600036
  • INDIA

Honors and Rewards

  • Elected as Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc) 2017
  • Elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) 2017
  • Recipient of Institute Research & Development Awards (IRDA) 2013
  • Recipient of CRSI Bronze Medal 2013
  • Awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2007

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