Prof. V. Chandrasekhar

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Designation : Adjunct Professor
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Academic Details

Professor Chandrasekhar was born at Calcutta (now Kolkata) in November 1958. He obtained his M.Sc. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, in 1977. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1982 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore under the supervision of Prof. S. S. Krishnamurthy. He worked as a post-doctoral research associate with Professor R. R. Holmes at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (1983-1986) and then as a senior research officer in the Indian Petrochemicals Corporation at Vadodara for a year. He then joined the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1987 as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1991 and has been working as a full professor since 1995. His research interests are in the area of inorganic rings and polymers, main group organometallic chemistry, metal clusters and molecular materials. He has been a recipient of several national and international awards and fellowships.

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    Organometallic Chemistry

    Inorganic-Cored Star Bursts

    Multinuclear Transition Metal Assemblies

    Inorganic Rings and Polymers

    Single Molecular Magnets

    Phosphorescent Organometallic Compounds

    • Multicomponent Assembly of Anionic and Neutral Decanuclear Copper(II) Phosphonate Cages V. Chandrasekhar, L. Nagarajan, S. Hossain, K. Gopal, S. Ghosh, S.Verma Inorg. Chem. 2012 (ASAP)

    • Cyclophosphazene- and Cyclocarbophosphazene-based Supported Ligands V. Chandrasekhar, A. Dey, S. Kundu Ind. J. Chem. Section A, 2012, 51A, 118-129

    • Ligand-Bridged Dinuclear Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complexes: From Metallamacrocycles to Discrete Dimers V. Chandrasekhar, T. Hajra, J. K. Bera, S. M. W. Rahaman, N. Satumtira, O. Elbjeirami, M. A. Omary Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51 1319-1329

    • Distorted Cubic Tetranuclear Vanadium(IV) Phosphonate Cages: Double-four-ring (D4R) Containing Transition Metal Ion Phosphonate Pages V. Chandrasekhar, A. Dey, T. Senapati, S. E. Carolina Dalton Trans. 2012, 41, 799-803

    • Cyclo- and Carbophosphazene-Supported Ligands for the Assembly of Heterometallic (Cu2+/Ca2+, Cu2+/Dy3+, Cu2+/Tb3+) Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetism V. Chandrasekhar, T. Senapati, A. Dey, S. Das, M. Kalisz, R. Clerac Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 2031-2038

    • 2011
    • Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complexes Containing Ancillary Pyrazole-Based Ligands T. Hajra; J.K. Bera, V. Chandrasekhar IInd. J. Chem. Section A 2011, 50, 1290-1297 (Special P. C. Ray issue)

    • Steric control in the reactions of 3-pyrazolecarboxylic acid with diorganotin dichlorides V. Chandrasekhar, R. Thirumoorthi, R. K. Metre, B. Mahanti J.Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 600-606

    • Guest-Assisted Self-assembly of Organostannoxane Nanotubules on a Mica Surface V. Chandrasekhar, P. Thilagar, A. Steiner Cryst. Growth Des., 2011, 11, 1446�1449

    • Reactions of in situ generated hydrated organotin cations with chelating O,O- or O,N-ligands: a possible structure-directing influence of the organic substituent on tin V. Chandrasekhar, P. Singh Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 114-123

    • Rational Assembly of Soluble Copper(II) Phosphonates: Synthesis, Structure and Magnetism of Molecular Tetranuclear Copper(II) Phosphonates V. Chandrasekhar, T. Senapati, A. Dey, E. C. Sanudo IInorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 1420-1428

    • Carbophosphazene-Supported Ligand Systems Containing Pyrazole/Guanidine Coordinating Groups V. Chandrasekhar, V. Krishnan, R. Azhakar, T. Senapati, A. Dey, R. S. Narayanan Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 2568-2579

    • Fluorescence sensing of Cu2+ and Hg2+ by a dipyrene ligand involving an excimer-switch off mechanism V. Chandrasekhar, M. D. Pandey Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 1938-1941

    • Carbophosphazene-Based Multisite Coordination Ligands: Metalation Studies on the Pyridyloxy Carbophosphazene, [NC(NMe2)]2[NP(p-OC5H4N)2] V. Chandrasekhar, T. Senapati, A. Dey, S. Hossain, K. Gopal Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 1512-1519

    • Molecular transition-metal phosphonates V. Chandrasekhar, T. Senapati, A. Dey, S. Hossain Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 5394-5418

    • Professor S.S. Krishnamurthy V. Chandrasekhar IInorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 372, 1

    • Multimetallic compounds containing cyclometalated Ir(III) units: Synthesis, structure, electrochemistry and photophysical properties T. Hajra; J.K. Bera, V. Chandrasekhar IInorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 372, 53-61

    • A phosphorus-supported coumarin-containing ligand as a fluorescence probe for detection of Cu(II) and Ag(I) ions V. Chandrasekhar, M. D. Pandey, B. Das, B. Mahanti, T. Senapati IInd. J. Chem. Section A 2011, 50A, 453-458

    • Cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes containing pyrazole/pyrazine carboxylate ligands T. Hajra, J.K. Bera, V. Chandrasekhar Aust. J. Chem. 2011, 64, 561-566

    • Organostannoxane-supported Pd(0) nanoparticles as efficient catalysts for Heck-coupling reactions V. Chandrasekhar, R. S. Narayanan Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 3527-3531

    • Cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes containing N-aryl picolinamide ancillary ligands V. Chandrasekhar, B. Mahanti, P. Bandipalli, K. Bhanuprakash, N. N. Nair J.Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 2711-2719

    • Two-Photon-Absorption Technique for Selective Detection of Copper(II) Ions in Aqueous Solution Using a Dansyl-Pyrene Conjugate V. Chandrasekhar, M. D. Pandey, S. K. Maurya, P. Sen, D. Goswami Asian J. Chem. 2011, 6, 2246-2250

    • Assembly of a dinuclear silver complex containing an Ag2S2 motif from a phosphorus-supported trishydrazone ligand. P=S-Ag(I) coordination V. Chandrasekhar, M. D. Pandey, K. Gopal, R. Azhakar Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 7873-7878.

    • Synthesis, structure and photo-physical properties of phosphorus-supported fluorescent probes V. Chandrasekhar, M. D. Pandey. B. Das, B. Mahanti, K. Gopal, R. Azhakar Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 6917-6926

    • A trinuclear bright red luminophore containing cyclometallated Ir(III) motifs V. Chandrasekhar, S. M. W. Rahaman, T. Hajra, D. Das, T. Ghatak, S. Rafiq, P. Sen, J.K. Bera Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10836-10838

    • 2010
    • Synthesis and structure of diorganotin dibromides, R2SnBr2 (R = 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl or 2,4,6-trimethylbenzyl): Hydrolysis of (2,4,6-Me3C6H2CH2)2SnBr2 V. Chandrasekhar; R. Thirumoorthi J. Chem. Sci. 2010, 122, 687-695

    • Dinuclear metal phosphonates and -phosphates V. Chandrasekhar, P. Sasikumar, T. Senapati, A. Dey Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363, 2920-2928

    • In situ generated hydrated diorganotin cations as synthons for hydrogen-bonded and coordination-driven 1D-, 2D-, and 3D-assemblies V. Chandrasekhar, P. Singh Cryst. Growth Des. 2010, 10, 3077-3093

    • Synthesis, Structure, and Two-Photon Absorption Studies of a Phosphorus-Based Tris Hydrazone Ligand (S)P[N(Me)N:CH-C6H3-2-OH-4-N(CH2CH3)2]3 and Its Metal Complexes V. Chandrasekhar, R. Azhakar, B.M. Pandian, T. Senapati, P. Bag, M. D. Pandey, S. K. Maurya, D. Goswami Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 4008-4016

    • Trapping two different CdCl2 1D-layered structures by a cyclocarbophosphazene-based ligand V. Chandrasekhar, T. Senapati Cryst. Eng. Comm. 2010, 12, 682-684

    • Coordination polymers containing ferrocene backbone. Synthesis, structure and electrochemistry V. Chandrasekhar, R. Thirumoorthi Dalton Trans. 2010, 39, 2684 -2691

    • Silver-Guided Excimer Emission in an Adenine-Pyrene Conjugate: Fluorescence Lifetime and Crystal Studies M. D. Pandey, A. K. Mishra, V. Chandrasekhar,S. Verma Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 2020-2022

    • Imine-functionalized, fluorescent organomercury and -tellurium compounds V. Chandrasekhar, A. Kumar, M. D. Pandey J.Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 74-81