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PhD Position openings
Highly motivated students interested in pursuing research in catalyst development can e-mail me at sksingh@iiti.ac.in with his/her detailed curriculum vitae. Students with CSIR/UGC JRF Certificates are encouraged to apply.

Sanjay K Singh


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Organometallics and Nanotech Catalysis Group
Discipline of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Simrol, Indore 453 552
Kavita's new work on "Catalytic aerial oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural to furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid..." is accepted in Inorg. Chem. Front. (2017)

Rohit's new work on "Room temperature catalytic reduction of aqueous nitrate to ammonia over Ni nanoparticles..." is accepted in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2017)

Congratulations to Deepika!!! for submitting her PhD Thesis on Mar. 07, 2017

Ambikesh's new work on "Catalytic hydrogenation of arenes in water over in situ generated ruthenium nanoparticles..." is published in ChemCatChem (2017)

Congratulations to Rohit!!! for submitting his PhD Thesis on Dec. 27, 2016 (first student from the group)

Welcome!!! Mahendra joined the group as a new PhD student

Congratulations to Rohit!!! for his PhD Thesis Open Seminar on Nov. 21, 2016

Welcome!!! Soumyadip joined the group as a new PhD student

Kavita's new work on "Aerobic oxidation of biomass-derived components to corresponding carboxylic acids..." is just accepted in ChemCatChem (2016)

Rohit and Gurpreet's new work on "bimetallic Co-Zn based ZIFs for enhanced CO2 and H2 uptakes" is published in J. Mater. Chem. A (2016)

Chinky's new work on "C-H Bond Activation/Arylation Catalyzed by Arene-Ruthenium-Aniline Complexes in Water" is published in Chem. Asian J. (2016)

Ambikesh's new work on "Troponate-/Aminotroponate Ruthenium-Arene complexes for Direct C-H bond Arylation..." is published in Inorg. Chem. (2016)

Deepika's new work on "Ruthenium Catalysed Oxidative Homocoupling of Arylboronic Acids in Water..." is published in Inorg. Chem. (2016)

Rohit's new work on "Access to highly active Ni-Pd bimetallic nanoparticle catalysts for C-C coupling reactions" is published in Catal. Sci. Technol. (2016)

Invited Review on "Activated nanostructured bimetallic catalysts for C-C coupling reactions" is published in Catal. Sci. Technol. (2016)

Selected as Hottest articles in biomass valorization"Ruthenium-Formic acid Tandem catalytic transformation of furans" ChemCatChem (2016)

Keywords: Catalysts, Organometallic complexes, Metal nanoparticles, Aqueous-phase reactions, Biomass transformation.

Research Summary: The research area of our interest broadly lies in the field of catalysis. We are interested in the development of catalysts, optimization of catalytic reactions, understanding the reaction mechanism and the application of catalysts for important organic reactions (such as coupling reactions, biofuel, C-H bond activation, and small molecule activation). The field of catalysis has shown astronising growth in last several decades. Therefore it is very important to fix our priorities and objectives in this rapidly growing field of catalysis. Since begining, we have been engaged in the development of catalysts which are cost effective (inexpensive/ low cost), active for water based reactions and room-temperature reactions without any inert atmosphere protection. Moreover, we are exploring both the ways of catalysis, homogeneous (metal complexes) and heterogeneous (metal nanoparticles), for our research.

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