Welcome to the Ghosh Research Group

Department of Chemistry, 

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India

C219, Main Building
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,
Pashan, Pune - 411008, India.
Tel.: +91 202590 8076(O)
        +91 202590 8677(L)
E-mail: sghosh[at]iiserpune.ac.in/ sghoshchem[at]gmail.com

Major Research Areas

  • Advanced functional microporous materials : Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), Porous organic polymers (POPs), Metal-organic Polyhedra (MOPs), Hydrogen-bonded Organic Frameworks (HOFs), Nano-composites of porous materials etc. 
  • Supramolecular chemistry, Crystal engineering.
  • Toxic pollutants capture, Hydrocarbons separation, Chemicals sensors, Luminescent materials, Fuel-cell membrane materials etc. 
  • Advanced materials for chemical industry, energy and environmental applications.

Selected Publications

         Research Articles

  • Three-in-One C2H2-Selectivity-Guided Adsorptive Separation across an Isoreticular Family of Cationic Square-Lattice MOFs
    Subhajit Dutta, Soumya Mukherjee, Omid T. Qazvini, Arvind K. Gupta, Shivani Sharma, Debanjan Mahato, Ravichandar Babarao and Sujit K. Ghosh.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2021, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202114132. Web Link (Just Accepted)  
  • Efficient Capture of Trace Acetylene by an Ultramicroporous Metal–Organic Framework with Purine Binding Sites
    Shivani Sharma , Soumya Mukherjee, Aamod V. Desai, Matthias Vandichel, Gourab K. Dam, Ashwini Jadhav, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, Michael J. Zaworotko and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Mater.2021, 33, 14, 5800–5808. Web Link 
  • Magnetic Nanoparticle-Embedded Ionic Microporous Polymer Composite as an Efficient Scavenger of Organic Micropollutants
    Sumanta Let, Subhajit Dutta, Partha Samanta, Shivani Sharma and Sujit K. Ghosh
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c14819. Web Link  (Just Accepted) 
  • Functionalized Ionic Porous Organic Polymers Exhibiting High Iodine Uptake from Both the Vapor and Aqueous Medium
    Arunabha Sen, Shivani Sharma, Subhajit Dutta, Mandar M. Shirolkar, Gourab K. Dam, Sumanta Let, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 29, 34188–34196. Web Link  
  • Rapid, selective capture of toxic oxo-anions of Se(IV), Se(VI) and As(V) from water by an ionic metal-organic framework (iMOF)
    Shivani Sharma, Sumanta Let, Aamod V. Desai, Subhajit Dutta, Gopalsamy Karuppasamy, Mandar M. Shirolkar, Ravichandar Babarao  and  Sujit K. Ghosh
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 20219, 6499-6507  Web Link   
  • Nanotrap Grafted Anion Exchangeable Hybrid Materials for Efficient Removal of Toxic Oxoanions from Water
    Samraj Mollick, Sahel Fajal, Satyam Saurabh, Dabanjan Mahato and Sujit K. Ghosh
    ACS Cent. Sci.2020, 6, 9, 1534–1541.  Web Link    FIRST REACTION Web Link 
  • A Water Stable Cationic MOF with Hydrophobic Pore Surface as Efficient Scavenger of Oxo-anion Pollutants from Water
    Subhajit Dutta, Partha Samanta, Biplab Joarder, Sumanta Let, Debanjan Mahato, Ravichandar Babarao and Sujit K. Ghosh
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 37, 41810–41818. Web Link 
  • Selective capture of toxic oxoanions of Se(VI) and As(V) with a rare crystallographic insight by a water stable ionic MOF   
    Shivani Sharma  Aamod V. Desai  Biplab Joarder  Sujit K. Ghosh    
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2020, 59, 7788. Web Link
  • Hybrid blue perovskite@metal-organic gel (MOG) nanocomposite: simultaneous improvement of luminescence property and stability
    Samraj Mollick, Tarak Nath Mandal, Atanu Jana, Sahel Fajal and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 10524–10530. Web Link

  • Ultrastable Luminescent Hybrid Bromide Perovskite@MOF Nanocomposites for the Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Water
    Samraj Mollick, Tarak Nath Mandal, Atanu Jana, Sahel Fajal, Aamod V. Desai, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2019, 2, 1333−1340 Web Link

  • Outer Surface Hydrophobic Shielding Strategy to Enhance the Chemical Stability of Metal-Organic Polyhedra
    Samraj Mollick, Soumya Mukherjee, Dongwook Kim, Qiao Zhiwei, Aamod V. Desai, Rajat Saha, Yogeshwar D. More, Jianwen Jiang, Myoung Soo Lah, Sujit K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2019, 58, 1041-1045. 
    Web Link

  • Selective Recognition of Hg2+ ion in Water by a Functionalized Metal–Organic Framework (MOF) Based Chemodosimeter
    P Samanta, AV Desai, S Sharma, P Chandra, SK Ghosh
     Inorganic chemistry 2018, 57 (5), 2360-2364. Cited by: >50  Web Link

  • Multifunctional Behavior of Sulfonate-Based Hydrolytically Stable Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks 
    Aamod V. Desai, Biplab Joarder, Arkendu Roy, Partha Samanta, Ravichandar Babarao, and Sujit K. Ghosh 
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 201810, 39049–39055. Web Link
  • Chemically Stable Ionic Viologen-Organic Network: An Efficient Scavenger of Toxic Oxo-anions from Water
    Partha Samanta, Priyanshu Chandra, Subhajit Dutta, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 7874-7881. 
    Web Link
  • Enhanced Proton Conduction by Post-Synthetic Covalent Modification in a Porous Covalent Framework
    Partha Samanta, Aamod V. Desai, Bihag Anothumakkool, Mandar M. Shirolkar, Avishek Karmakar, Sreekumar Kurungot and Sujit K. Ghosh
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5,13659-13664. Web Link
  • Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks: A New Class of Porous Crystalline Proton Conducting Materials 
    Avishek Karmakar, Rajith Illathvalappil, Bihag Anothumakkool, Arunabha Sen, Partha Samanta, Aamod V. Desai, Sreekumar Kurungot and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 10667-10671. Cited by: >110 Web Link
  • A Water Stable Cationic Metal-Organic Framework as Dual Adsorbent of Oxo-Anion Pollutants
    Aamod V. Desai, Biplab Manna, Avishek Karmakar, Amit Sahu and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 7811-7815Cited by: >185 Web Link
  • A fluorescent metal–organic framework for highly selective detection of nitro explosives in the aqueous phase
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Aamod V. Desai, Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 8915-8918. Cited by: >340  Web Link  ( Based on 2015 citation data listed in the top 10% of highly cited authors in General Chemistry portfolio of the RSC journals.)
  • Two-in-one: Inherent Anhydrous and Water-assisted High Proton Conduction in a 3D Metal-organic Framework
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Sreekuttan M. Unni, Amitosh Sharma, Sreekumar Kurungot and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2638-2642Cited by: >245 Web Link 
  • Highly selective detection of nitro explosives by a luminescent metal–organic framework
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Biplab Joarder, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari, Soumya Mukherjee, Sujit K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013 , 52 (10), 2881-2885.  Web Link Cited by: >925 
    (Most cited: Second most cited communication among Articles published in 2013 or 2014)
  • Dynamic Structural Behavior and Anion-Responsive Tunable Luminescence of a Flexible Cationic Metal-Organic Framework
    Biplab Manna, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari, Biplab Joarder, Avishek Karmakar and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201352, 998-1002Cited by: >150 Web Link
  • Porous Coordination Polymer having Bond Switching Mechanism Showing Reversible Structural and Functional Transformations

    Sujit K. Ghosh, Wakako Kaneko, Daisuke Kiriya, Masaaki Ohba, Susumu Kitagawa

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200847, 8843-8847

    (Selected as a Hot Paper by the Editors)  Web link

  • A Dynamic, Isocyanurate-Functionalized Porous Coordination Polymer
    Sujit K. Ghosh, Sareeya Bureekaew, Susumu Kitagawa
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200847, 3403-3406. Web link
    (Selected as a Hot Paper by the Editors)
  • Reversible Topochemical Transformation of a Soft Crystal of a Coordination Polymer     
    Sujit K. Ghosh, Jie-Peng Zhang, Susumu Kitagawa
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 7965-7968. Web link
  • A Novel Dodecameric Water Cluster Built Around a Cyclic Quasi-Planar Hexameric Core in an Organic Supramolecular Complex of Cryptand

    Sujit K. Ghosh and Parimal K. Bharadwaj

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200443, 3577-3580Web link

        Book Edited

         Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Environmental Applications (Edited by Sujit K. Ghosh, Elsevier Publication, 2019) Weblink   

        Selected Review Articles

  • (Review Article) N-donor linker based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs): Advancement and prospects as functional materials
    Aamod V. Desai, Shivani Sharma, Sumanta Let and Sujit K. Ghosh.
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 2019, 395, 146-192.
     Web Link
  • (Review Article) Potential of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Adsorptive Separation of Industrially and Environmentally Relevant Liquid Mixtures 
    Soumya Mukherjee, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 367, 82-126Web Link 
  • (Article) Guest Responsive Metal-Organic Frameworks as Scaffolds for Separation and Sensing applications
    Avishek Karmakar, Partha Samanta, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Accounts of Chemical Research 201750, 2457-2469Cited by: >100 Web Link (Front Cover of the issue)
  • (Review Article) Metal-organic Frameworks: Functional Luminescent and Photonic Materials for Sensing Applications
    William P. Lustig, Soumya Mukherjee, Nathan D. Rudd, Aamod V. Desai, Jing Li and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 3242-3285.
     Web Link  Cited by: >1100 (Back Cover of the issue). 
    Listed in the TOP 5 Impact Factor (2019) contributing items.
  • (Review Article) Ionic metal-organic frameworks (iMOFs): Design principles and applications 
    Avishek Karmakar, Aamod V. Desai, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Coord. Chem. Rev. 2016307, 313-341. Cited by: >150  
    Web Link 
    (Most Cited: Listed in the most cited Coordination Chemistry Review Articles.)