Research Group of S. K. Ghosh


Department of Chemistry, 

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








Address:
Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh
C219; Main Building
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,
Pashan, Pune - 411008, India.
Tel.: +91 20 2590 8076
E-mail: sghosh[at]iiserpune.ac.in/ sghoshchem[at]gmail.com

Major Research Areas

  • Advanced functional microporous materials like Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent-organic Frameworks(COFs), Supramolecular-organic Frameworks (SOFs), Hydrogen-bonded Organic Frameworks (HOFs) etc. 
  • Supramolecular chemistry, Crystalline engineering.
  • Chemicals sensors, Anion exchange materials, Hydrocarbon separation, Carbon-capture and sequestration (CCS), Fuel-cell membrane materials etc. 
  • Materials for chemical industry, energy and environmental applications.

Selected Publications

         Research Articles
  • 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.  2018, 0000. 
    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. InterfacesDOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b14420 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
  • Self-assembled, Fluorine-rich Porous Organic Polymers: A Class of Mechanically Stiff and Hydrophobic Materials
    Soumya Mukherjee, Zhixin Zeng, Mandar M. Shirolkar, Partha Samanta, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari, Jin-Chong Tan and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J., 201824, 11771-11778. Web Link
  • Base Resistant Ionic Metal-Organic Framework as a Porous Ion-Exchange Sorbent 
    Aamod V. Desai, Arkendu Roy, Partha Samanta, Biplab Manna and Sujit K. Ghosh
    iScience 2018, 3, 21-30. 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
  • Aqueous Phase Sensing of Cyanide Ion Using a Hydrolytically Stable Metal-organic Framework
    Avishek Karmakar, Biplab Joarder, Abhik Mallick, Partha Samanta, Aamod V. Desai, Sudipta Basu and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 1253-1256. 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: >40 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: >95 Web Link
  • An Ultrahydrophobic Fluorous Metal-organic Framework As A Promising Platform To Tackle Marine Oil Spills

    Soumya Mukherjee, A. M. Kansara, D. Saha, R. Gonnade, D. Mullangi, B. Manna, A. V. Desai, S. H. Thorat, P. S. Singh, A. Mukherjee, and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22 10937-10943. Web Link

  • Bimodal functionality in a porous covalent triazine framework by rational integration of electron rich and deficient pore surface
    Avishek Karmakar, Amrit Kumar, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari,Partha Samanta, Aamod V. Desai, Rajamani Krishna and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 4931-493Web Link
  • A Post-synthetically Modified MOF for Selective and Sensitive Aqueous Phase Detection of Highly Toxic Cyanide ion 
    Avishek Karmakar, Naveen Kumar, Partha Samanta, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 864-868. Web Link
  • Harnessing Lewis Acidic Open Metal Sites of Metal-organic Frameworks: Foremost Route to Achieve Highly Selective Benzene Sorption over Cyclohexane
    Soumya Mukherjee, Biplab Manna, Aamod V. Desai, Yuefeng Yin, Rajamani Krishna, Ravichandar Babarao, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Commun. 201652, 8215-8218. Web Link
  • High Hydroxide Conductivity in a Chemically Stable Crystalline Metal-Organic Framework Containing Water- Hydroxide Supramolecular Chain

    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Bihag Anothumakkool, Aamod V. Desai, Mandar M. Shirolkar, Sreekumar Kurungot and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Chem. Commun. 201652, 8459-8462. Web Link

  • π-electron Deficient Diaminotriazine Functionalized MOF For Selective Sorption of Benzene Over Cyclohexane 
    Biplab Manna, Soumya Mukherjee, Aamod V. Desai, Shivani Sharma, Rajamani Krishna, and Sujit K. Ghosh 
    Chem. Commun. 201551, 15386-15389. Web Link 
  • Aqueous Phase Nitric Oxide Detection by an Amine Decorated Metal-Organic Framework
    Aamod V. Desai, Partha Samanta, Biplab Manna and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 6111-6114. Web Link
  • Selective and Sensitive Aqueous Phase Detection of TNP (2,4,6- trinitro phenol) by an Amine Functionalized Metal-organic Framework 
    Biplab Joarder, Aamod V. Desai, Partha Samanta, Soumya Mukherjee and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 965 -969. 
     Web Link 
    Cited by: >135 (Most Cited: Listed in the most frequently cited ones among those published in 2014 or 2015 according to Web of Science.)
  • Amide Functionalized Dynamic Metal-Organic Framework Exhibiting Visual Colorimetric Anion Exchange and Selective uptake of Benzene over Cyclohexane
    Avishek Karmakar, Aamod V. Desai, Biplab Manna, Biplab Joarder and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 201521, 7071-7076. Web Link
  • A Nitro (-NO2) Functionalized Metal-Organic Framework as a Reaction based Fluorescence Turn-On Probe for Rapid and Selective H2S Detection 
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Aamod V. Desai, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 9994-9997. Web Link
  • A Fluorescent metal-organic framework for highly selective detection of nitro explosive in aqueous phase
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 8915-8918
    Cited by: >225 
     Web Link                                                                      
  • Guest-Responsive Function of a Dynamic Metal-Organic Framework with pi-Lewis Acidic Pore Surface 
    Biplab Joarder, Soumya Mukherjee, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari, Aamod V. Desai, Biplab Manna, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 2015303-15308. Web Link

  • Anion-Responsive Tunable Bulk Phase Homochirality and Luminescence of a Cationic Framework
    Biplab Manna, Biplab Joarder, Aamod V.Desai, Avishek Karmakar and Sujit K.Ghosh
    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 12399-12404. Web Link
  • 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: >175 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: >700 (Most cited: Second most cited communication and among top Most Cited Articles published in 2013 or 2014 according to Web of Science)
  • 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, 998-1002
    Cited by: >135 Web Link
  • Amino Acid Based Dynamic Metal-Biomolecule Framework 

    Biplab Joarder, Abhijeet K. Chaudhari, Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Biplab Manna and Sujit K. Ghosh

    Chem. Eur. J. 201319, 11178-1183. 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


        Reviews, Book Chapters etc
  • 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, 82-126. Web Link 
  • (A Personal Account) Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) as Functional Supramolecular Architectures for Anion Recognition and Sensing
    Tarak Nath Mandal, Avishek Karmakar, Shivani Sharma, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    The Chemical Record, 2018, 18, 154-164. 
    Web Link
  • Book ChapterMetal-organic frameworks: An advanced class of anion exchange materials 
    Book Title: Elaboration and Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks (Editor: Prof. Shengqian Ma)
    Shivani Sharma, Avishek Karmakar and Sujit K. Ghosh 
    World 
    Scientific Publishers (Imperial College Press), 2018, ISBN: 978-981-3226-72-2. WebLink 
  • (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: >30 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: >350 (Back Cover of the issue)
  • (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: >95  
    Web Link
  • (Highlight) Engineering metal-organic frameworks for aqueous phase 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP) sensing
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Aamod V. Desai, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    CrystEngComm. 2016, 18, 2994-3007.Cited by: >75 Web Link
  • (Perspective) Neutral N-donor ligand based flexible metal-organic frameworks 
    Biplab Manna, Aamod V. Desai, and Sujit K. Ghosh 
    Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 4060-4072Web Link
  • (Focus Review) Stimulus-Responsive Metal-Organic Frameworks
    Sanjog S. Nagarkar, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 2358-2376. Web Link Cited by: >65 (Most Cited: Listed in the most frequently cited ones among those published in 2014 or 2015 according to Web of Science.)
  • Book ChapterSurface Pore Engineering of Porous Coordination Polymers 
    Book Title: Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design and Application (ed L. R. MacGillivray)
    Sujit K. Ghosh and Susumu Kitagawa 
    John Wiley & Sons, 2010. doi: 10.1002/9780470606858.ch5. Web link