Welcome to the Ghosh Research Group

Department of Chemistry,

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

PI: Prof. Sujit K. Ghosh


C219, Main BuildingDepartment of ChemistryIISER PuneDr. 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

  • Solid state chemistry of functional advanced porous materials e.g. Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs), Porous organic polymers (POPs), porous hybrid composite materials etc.

  • Hazardous pollutants capture for water remediation.

  • Industrially relevant chemical separation.

  • Advanced microporous materials for chemical industry and environmental applications.

Selected Publications

Research Articles

Our 10th Angewandte Chemie from the group.

  • Benchmark uranium extraction from seawater by an ionic macroporous metal-organic framework

Samraj Mollick, Satyam Saurabh, Yogeshwar D. More, Sahel Fajal, Mandar M. Shirolkar, Writakshi Mandal, Sujit K. Ghosh

Energy & Environmental Science 2022,15, 3462-3469. Web Link

Media Coverages: India Today, Nature India For More: Click here.

  • Trap Inlaid Cationic Hybrid Composite Material for Efficient Segregation of Toxic Chemicals from Water
    Sahel Fajal, Writakshi Mandal, Samraj Mollick, Yogeshwer D. More, Arun Torris, Satyam Saurabh, Mandar M. Shirolkar, and Sujit K. Ghosh
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202203385. Web Link ( Hot paper and Cover Page)

  • 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. 2022, 61, e202114132. Web Link

  • 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

  • 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, 2021, 9, 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 Ionic MOF for the Selective Capture of Toxic Oxoanions of Se(VI) and As(V) and Crystallographic Insight into the Ion-Exchange Mechanism
    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

  • 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

  • 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. 2016, 55, 10667-10671. Cited by: >250 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. 2016, 55, 7811-7815. Cited by: >290 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, 2638-2642. Cited by: >350 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: >1200 (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. 2013, 52, 998-1002. 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. 2008, 47, 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. 2008, 47, 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. 2004, 43, 3577-3580. Web link

Guest Editor

Themed collection " Emerging Trends in MOFs" in Chemical Communications by RSC (2022).

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, 82-126. Web 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 2017, 50, 2457-2469. 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: >2050 (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. 2016, 307, 313-341. Web Link