Major research projects :
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) - Design, synthesis, structural characterization, thermal properties, and applications of supramolecular assemblies of dimetal units and multi-atom organic linkers. Among many possible applications for these MOFs in magnetochemistry, catalysis, drug delivery, chemical technology, and host-guest chemistry (molecular adsorption and molecular recognition), an emphasis will be given for magneto-structural correlations for these systems yielding novel electrical, optical, and magnetic properties.
Asymmetric Catalysis - Development of chiral transition metal catalysts for stereoselective carbon-carbon bond forming reactions to synthesize active pharmaceutical intermediates. These metal complexes can also be valuable in chiral sensor, enantiomeric separation, and drug delivery.
Organosilicon Polymers - Synthesis and applications of organosilicon polymers in electronics, automotive, health care, and cosmetic industries.
X-ray Diffractometry - Utilization of X-ray Crystallography (single crystal and powder) in elucidating three-dimensional structures of organic, organometallic and inorganic compounds with an emphasis on their electronic and thermal properties.
The research projects mentioned above are highly interdisciplinary involving people interested in materials science, organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, catalysis, and organometallic chemistry. Our ultimate goal is to generate a diverse range of MOFs, asymmetric catalysts, and organosilicon polymers in sufficient quantities through reproducible and scalable processes to develop methodologies for, and practical aspects of, their industrial applications.
- V. Gupta, S. Khullar, S. Kumar, and S. K. Mandal, Dalton Trans., 2015, 16778-16784.
- S. Kumar and S. K. Mandal, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 8801-8806 (invited article).
- N. Kumar, S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, Dalton Trans., 2015, 5672-5687.
- N. Kumar, S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, Dalton Trans., 2015, 1520-1525.
- S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, Cryst. Growth and Des., 2014, 14, 6433-6444.
- S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, Dalton Trans., 2014, 44, 1203-1210.
- N. Kumar, S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 47249-47253.
- S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 39204-39213.
- S. Mahajan, S. Khullar, S. Mandal and I. P. Singh, Chem. Commun., 2014, 10078-10081.
- N. Kumar, S. Khullar, Y. Singh and S. K. Mandal, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 6730-6744.
- S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, CrystEnggComm, 2013, 15, 6652-6662.
- S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, Cryst. Growth Des., 2013, 13, 3116-3125.
- S. Khullar and S. K. Mandal, Cryst. Growth Des., 2012, 12, 5329-5337.
- J. A. Stull, T. A. Stich, R. J. Service, R. J. Debus, S. K. Mandal, W. H. Armstrong, R. D. Britt, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 446-447.
- S. Mukhopadhyay, S. K. Mandal, S. Bhaduri and W. H. Armstrong, invited review, Chem. Rev., 2004, 104, 3981-4026.
- "Manganese", D. C. Weatherburn, S. Mandal, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Bhaduri and L. F. Lindoy, in Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II, Volume 5, McCleverty, J. A., Meyer, T. J. Eds.; Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2004.
- P. K. Ghosh, S. K. Jewrajka, R. A. V. Reddy, S. Haldar, S. Mandal and S. Khullar, WO 2013/150548 A4 (October 10, 2013).
- S. Mandal, US Patent 6166272 (December 26, 2000).
- S. Mandal, US Patent 6165426 (December 26, 2000).
- S. Mandal, US Patent 6114584 (September 5, 2000).