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Solid-state & Material Chemistry Research Group

Publications in 2023

70. Tanmay Rom, Sourav Laha, Srushti Gadiyaram, Pradip K. Maji and Avijit Kumar Paul. "Rare-earth (Nd and Eu) induced structural transformation and optical properties of brownmillerite-type Sr2ScGaO5 oxide" Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2023, 317, 123696

69. R. Biswas, P. Thakur, I. Ahmed, T. Rom, M. S. Ali, R. A. Patil, B. Kumar, S. Som, D. Chopra, A. K. Paul, Y.-R. Ma and K. K. Haldar. "Coupling Nonstoichiometric Zn0.76Co0.24S with NiCo2S4 Composite Nanoflowers for Efficient Synergistic Electrocatalytic Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reaction" Energy & Fuels, 2023, 37, 604-613.

68. B. Das, A. TK. Baidya, B. Devi, T. Rom, A. K. Paul, B. Thakur, T. D. Shori, R. Kumar. "Synthesis, single crystal X-ray, DFT, spectroscopic, molecular docking studies and in vitro biological evaluation of compound N-benzyl-4-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-oxobutanamide" J. Mol. Structure, 2023, 1276, 134782.

Publications in 2022

67. Nikhil Kumar, Tanmay Rom, Mukesh Kumar, Tharamani C. Nagaiah, Eoyoon Lee, Hyung Chul Ham, Sun Hee Choi, Sudhindra Rayaprol, Vasudeva  Siruguri, Tapas Kumar Mandal, Brandan J. Kennedy and Avijit Kumar Paul. "Unraveling the Effct of A‑Site Sr-Doping in Double Perovskites Ca2−xSrxScRuO6 (x = 0 and 1): Structural Interpretation and Mechanistic Investigations of Trifunctional Electrocatalytic Effcts" ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2022, 5, 11632-11645.

66. Tanmay Rom, Rathindranath Biswas, Krishna Kanta Haldar, Uttam Saha, Sudhindra Rayaprol and Avijit Kumar Paul. "Vanadate Encapsulated Polyoxoborate Framework with [V12B18] Clusters: An Efficient Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions" Crystal Growth & Design, 2022, 22, 4666-4672.


65. Tanmay Rom, Anant Agrawal, Sourav Sarkar, Partha Mahata, Ashavani Kumar, Avijit Kumar Paul. "Organoamine Templated Multifunctional Hybrid Metal Phosphonate Frameworks: Promising Candidates for Tailoring Electrochemical Behaviors and Size-Selective Efficient Heterogeneous Lewis Acid Catalysis", Inorganic Chemistry. 2022, 61, 9580-9594.


64. Nikhil Kumar, Tanmay Rom, Bidyut Mallick, Rahul Kaushik, Amrita Ghosh, PD Babu, Swarup K Panda, Avijit Kumar Paul. "Antiferromagnetically coupled double perovskite as an efficient and robust catalyst for visible light driven water splitting at neutral pH", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022, 24(8), 5083-5093.

63. Tanmay Rom, Nikhil Kumar, Pradip K Maji, Avijit Kumar Paul. "Synthesis, Structure and Topology of Copper (I) Tetrazolate Framework: Facile Approach to Design Multiple Dye Adsorbent with Carbon Composites", ChemistrySelect  2022, 7(8), e202103520.

62. Tanmay Rom, Nikhil Kumar, Anant Agrawal, Anurag Gaur, Avijit Kumar Paul. "Syntheses, crystal structures, topology and dual electronic behaviors of a family of amine-templated three-dimensional zinc-organophosphonate hybrid solids" J. Mol. Struct. 2022, 1263, 133087.

61. Yesleen Gupta, Zakiullah Zaidi, Sakshi Mehta, Pranay R Chandewar, Nikhil Kumar, Avijit K Paul, Debaprasad Shee, Abhishake Mondal, Laxmi Gayatri Sorokhaibam, Abhishek Banerjee. "Assembly of a coordination polymer with sulphate-capped pentamolybdate units and copper: synthesis, structure, magnetic and catalytic studies", Dalton Trans. 2022, 51(18), 7255-7267.

60. Virender Singh, Manpreet Singh, Rahul Jamra, Avijit Kumar Paul, Chandi C Malakar. "KI Assisted Sulfur Activation‐Insertion/De‐nitration Strategy towards Dual C‐S Bond Formation for One‐pot Synthesis of β‐Carboline Tethered 2‐Acylbenzothiophenes", Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2022.


59. Amit Kumar, Kiran Siwach, Tanmay Rom, Rajiv Kumar, Andrea Angeli, Avijit Kumar Paul, Claudiu T Supuran, Pawan K Sharma. "Tail-approach based design and synthesis of Arylthiazolylhydrazono-1,2,3-triazoles incorporating sulfanilamide and metanilamide as human carbonic anhydrase I, II, IV and IX...", Bioorg. Chem., 2022, 123, 105764.

Publications in 2021

58. Tanmay Rom; Rathindranath Biswas; Krishna Kanta Haldar; Sourav Sarkar; Uttam Saha; Avijit Kumar Paul. "Charge Separated One-dimensional Hybrid Cobalt/Nickel Phosphonate Frameworks: A Facile Approach to Design Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions” , Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60" Inorganic Chemistry. 2021, 60, 15106-15111.

57. Nikhil Kumar; Rohit Bhowal; Deepak Chopra; Avijit Kumar Paul. "Structural Enhancement under X-ray Irradiation in Octa-nuclear Uranium based 3D Metal-Organic Framework” Crystal Growth & Design. 2021, 21, 5503-5507. 

56. Kumari Naveen; Tanmay Rom; S. S. Islam; M. Reehuis; P. Adler; C. Felser; A. Hoser; R. Nath; A. K. Yadav; S. N. Jha; D. Bhattacharyya; M. Schmidt; Avijit Kumar Paul. "Evolution of transition-metal-charge states in correlation with the structural and magnetic properties in disordered double perovskites Ca2-xLaxFeRuO6 (0.5 ≤ x ≤ 2)”  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 21, 21769-21783.

55. Nikhil Kumar; Naveen Kumari; Mukesh Kumar; Tharamani C. Nagaiah; Rahul Sakla; Amrita, Ghosh; Vasudeva Siruguri,; Surasree Sadhukhan; Sudipta Kanungo; Avijit Kumar Paul. "Multifunctionality Exploration of Ca2FeRuO6: An Efficient Trifunctional Electrocatalyst towards OER/ORR/HER and Photocatalyst for Water Splitting" ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, 4, 1323-1334.

54. Nidhi Nehra, Ram Kumar Tittal, Ghule Vikas D., Nikhil Kumar, Avijit Kumar Paul, Kashmiri Lal, Ashwani Kumar. “CuAAC mediated synthesis of 2-HBT linked bioactive 1,2,3-triazole hybrids: Investigations through fluorescence, DNA binding, molecular docking, ADME predictions and DFT study” ChemistrySelect 2021, 6, 685-694.

53. Jai Devi, Jyoti Yadav, Kashmiri Lal, Nikhil Kumar, Avijit Kumar Paul, Deepak Kumar Jindal, Deepak Kumar, Partha P. Dutta. “Design, synthesis, crystal structure, molecular docking studies of some diorganotin(IV) complexes derived from the piperonylic hydrazide Schiff base ligands as cytotoxic agents” J. Mol. Struct. 2021, 1232, 129992.

52. Lokesh Kumar, Kashmiri Lal, Ashwani Kumar, Avijit Kumar Paul, Anil Kumar, "Pyrazoline tethered 1, 2, 3-triazoles: Synthesis, antimicrobial evaluation and in silico studies" J. Mol. Struct. 2021, 1232, 131154. 

Publications in 2020

51. Tanmay Rom and A. K. Paul, "Role of aromatic vs aliphatic amine for variation of structural, electrical and catalytic behaviors in a series of silver phosphonate extended hybrid solids. Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 13618-13634.

50. Nikhil Kumar; Kumar, M.; Nagaiah, C.T.; Siruguri, V.; Rayaprol, S.; Yadav, A.K.; Jha, S.N.; Bhattacharyya, D.; Paul, A. K. Investigation of New B‑Site-Disordered Perovskite Oxide CaLaScRuO6+δ: An Efficient Oxygen Bifunctional Electrocatalyst in a Highly Alkaline Medium. ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces., 2020, 12(8), 9190-9200.

49. Nikhil Kumar; Paul, A. K. Triggering Lewis Acidic Nature through the Variation of Coordination Environment of Cd-Centers in 2D-Coordination Polymers. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 1284-1294.

48. Nikhil Kumar; Kumari Naveen; Anita Bhatia; SenthilKumar Muthaiah; V. Siruguri; A. K. Paul, “Solvent and additive-free efficient aerobic oxidation of alcohols by perovskites oxide-based heterogeneous catalyst” React. Chem. & Eng. 2020, 5, 1264-1271.

47. Tanmay Rom; Nikhil Kumar; M. Sharma; A. Gaur; A. K.Paul, Colossal Dielectric Responses from the Wide Band Gap 2D-Semiconducting Amine Templated Hybrid Framework Materials. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 9465-9470.

46. Nikhil Kumar; Tanmay Rom; V. Singh; A. K. Paul, Transition Metal-ions Regulated Structural and Catalytic Behaviors of Coordination Polymers. Cryst. Growth & Design 2020, 20, 5277-5288.

45. Kumari Naveen; Nikhil Kumar; Sonia Rani; Tapas Kumar Mandal; Anurag Gaur; P. D. Babu; Vasudeva Siruguri; Pradip K. Maji; Sudipta Kanungo, A. K.Paul. Investigation of multiferroic behavior at room temperature in Bi-induced orthoferrite: combined experimental and first principles studies. Bull. Mater. Sci. 2020, 43, 196.

44. R. S Mathpati; S. Dharavath; Nikhil Kumar; Vikas Ghule; A. K. Paul; R. K. Tittal, Design, synthesis and investigations of a series of energetic salts through the variation of amines and concentration of picrate-anion. CrystEngComm.  2020,  22, 4842-4852.

43. Shubhangi.; Paul, A. K. Getting Insights of Molecular Interactions for Potential Drug Candidates Against S. Aureus: Pharmacophore Modeling, Molecular Screening and Docking Studies. J. Mol. Graph. Model. 2020, 94, 107487.

42. L. Kumar; K. Lal; P. Yadav; A. Kumar; A. K. Paul, "Synthesis, characterization, α-glucosidase inhibiton and molecular modeling studies of some pyrazoline-1H-1,2,3-triazole hybrids. J. Mol. Str., 2020, 128253.

41. M. Singh; Vaishali; A. K. Paul; V. Singh Isatin as 2-Aminobenzaldehyde Surrogate: Transition Metal-free Efficient Synthesis of 2-(2’-Aminophenyl)benzothiazole Derivatives. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020,18, 4459-44692020.

40. Sharma, S.; Paul, A. K.; Singh, V. La(OTf)3-Catalysed One-Pot Synthesis of Pyrazole Tethered Imidazo[1,2-a]azine Derivatives and Evaluation of their Light Emitting Properties. New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 684-694.

39. M. Singh; A. K. Paul; V. Singh, Transition Metal-free Approach towards Regioselective Synthesis of β-Carboline Tethered Pyrroles and 2,3-Dihydro-1H-pyrroles. New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 12370-12383

38. 37S. Sethi; R. Panigrahi; A. K. Paul; B. Mallik; P. Parhi; P. Das; N. Behera. Detailed Characterization  of Dioxouranium(VI) Complexes with a Symmetrical Tetradentate N2O2-benzil bis(isonicotinoyl hydrazone) Ligand. Dalton Trans.  2020, 49, 10603-10612.

37. R. Kanagaraj, A. K. Jana, P. 37. D. Babu, V. Siruguri, P. K. Maji, S. K. Panda and A. K. Paul, "Template-directed hierarchical copper(II)-organophosphonate compounds: Syntheses, crystal structures, magnetic and luminescence properties" J. Mol. Str., 2020, 1224,129027.

From NIT KKR till 2019

36. A. K. Paul and Nikhil Kumar. “A catalyst system for synthesizing ketone from secondary alcohol and a solvent-free process for the same thereof”. 

Indian Patent No: 403303; Indian Patent Application No. 201811029854.

35. A. K. Paul, Nikhil Kumar and Shubhangi. “A process for the synthesis of a pyrazole derivative” 

Indian Patent No: 393741; Application No. 201911009168.

34.  Kumar, V.; Singh, D.; Paul, A. K.; Shrivastava, R.; Singh, V. ZnO-NPs   Assisted Synthesis of Fluorescent β-Carboline C-1 Tethered Benzimidazole/Benzothiazole/Benzoxazole Derivatives and Assessment of their Photophysical Properties. New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 18304—18315.

33. Paul, A. K.; Kanagaraj, R. Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure Analysis of New Mixed Metal Sulfate NaPr(SO4)2(H2O). J. Str. Chem., 2019, 60, 477-484.

32. Shubhangi.; Kumar, N.; Kanagaraj, R.; Lal, K.; Paul, A. K. Modeling molecular interactions of propounded pyrazole based drug candidates against bacterial DNA gyrase: Validation by syntheses and biological studies. J. Mol. Str., 2019, 1195, 435-450.

31. Naveen, K.; Kumar, N.; Mandal, T. K.; Babu, P, D.; Siruguri, V.; Maji, P. K.; Paul, A. K. Multiferroic Behaviour in B-site Cr-Doped Hexagonal YInO3 Perovskites: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties. J. Mol. Str., 2019, 1185, 432-439.

30. Mani, P.; Ranjith, K. M.; Mandal, S.; Paul, A. K. Comparative Studies on Optical and Electronic Behavior of Lanthanide-based Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Structure, Absorption-Emission and Magnetic Properties. J. Chem. Sci., 2018, 130, 60.

29. Lal, K.; Yadav, P.; Kumar, A.; Kumar, A.; Paul, A. K. Design, Synthesis, Characterization, Antimicrobial Evaluation and Molecular Modeling Studies of Some Dehydroacetic Acid-Chalcone-1,2,3-triazole Hybrids. Bioorg. Chem., 2018, 77, 236-244.

28. Paul, A. K. Crystal Structure of Bis­­(Piperazin-1-Ium-κN4)Bis­­(Thio­sulfato-κS)Zinc(II) Dihydrate. Acta Cryst., 2018,  E74, 176.   

27. Paul, A. K.; Naveen, K.; Kumar, N.; Kanagaraj, R.; Vidya, V. M.; Rom, T. First Example of a Nonanuclear Silver Sulfate Hybrid Cluster: Green Approach for Synthesis of Lewis Acid Catalyst. Cryst. Growth Des., 2018, 18, 6411−6416.

26. Naveen, K.; Reehuis, M.; Adler, P.; Pattison, P.; Hoser, A.; Mandal, T. K.; Arjun, U.; Mukharjee, P. K.; Nath, R.; Felser, C.; Paul, A. K. Reentrant Magnetism at the Borderline Between Long-Range Antiferromagnetic Order and Spin-Glass Behavior in the B-Site Disordered Perovskite System Ca2−xSrxFeRuO6. Phys. Rev. B, 2018, 98, 224423.

25. Paul, A. K. Synthesis, Structure and Topological Analysis of Glycine Templated Highly Stable Cadmium Sulfate Framework: A New Lewis Acid Catalyst. J. Mol. Str., 2018, 1157, 672-678.

24.  A. K. Paul, “Synthesis and crystal structure of a new polymorph of potassium europium(III) bis(sulfate) monohydrate, KEu(SO4)2.H2O” ActaCryst., 2018, E74, 242-245.

23.  P. Yadav, K. Lal, L. Kumar, A. Kumar, A. Kumar, R. Kumar, A. K. Paul, A. Kumar, “Synthesis, crystal structure and antimicrobial potential of some fluorinated chalcone-1,2,3-triazole conjugates” Eur. J. Med. Chem., 2018, 155, 263-274.

22. Paul, A. K.; Kanagaraj, R.; Pant, N.; Naveen, K. Rare Examples of Amine-Templated Organophosphonate Open-Framework Compounds: Combined Role of Metal and Amine for Structure Building. Cryst. Growth Des., 2017, 17, 5620-5624.

21. Paul, A. K.; Kanagaraj, R.; Jana, A. K.; Maji, P. K. Novel Amine Templated Three-Dimensional Zinc-Organophosphonates with Variable Pore-Openings. CrystEngComm., 2017, 19, 6425-6435.

20. Paul, A. K. Tuning of Coordination Behavior of Thiosulfate Ion by Organic Linkers in Cadmium Thiosulfate Compounds. J. Mol. Str., 2016, 1125, 696-704.

19. Williams, R. C.; Xiao, F.; Thomas, I. O.; Clark, S. J.; Lancaster, T.; Cornish, G. A.; Blundell, S. J.; Hayes, W.; Paul, A. K.; Felser, C.; Jansen, M. Muon-spin relaxation study of the double perovskite insulators Sr2BOsO6 (B = Fe, Y, ln). J. Phys.: Condens. Matter., 2016,  28, 076001.

18.  Paul, A. K.; Sarapulova, A.; Adler, P.; Reehuis, M.; Kanungo, S.; Mikhailova, D.; Schnelle, W.; Hu, Z.; Kuo, C.; Siruguri, V.; Rayaprol, S.; Soo, Y.; Yan, B.; Felser, C.; Tjeng, L. H.; Jansen, M. Magnetically Frustrated Double Perovskites: Synthesis, Structural Properties, and Magnetic Order of Sr2BOsO6 (B = Y, In, Sc). Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2015, 641, 197–205. 

From Ph.D. & Postdoc.
  1. Natarajan, S.; Manual, S.; Partha, M.; Rao, V. K.; Ramaswamy, P.; Banerjee, A.; Paul, A. K.; Ramya, K V. The Use of Hydrothermal Methods in the Synthesis of Novel Open-Framework Materials. J. Chem. Sci., 2006, 6, 525-536.

  2. Paul, A. K.; Madras, G.; Natarajan, S., The Illustrative Use of Thiosulfate in the Formation of New Three-Dimensional Hybrid Structures, CrystEngComm., 2009, 11, 55-57.

  3. Paul, A. K.; Madras, G.; Natarajan, S. Adsorption-Desorption and Photocatalytic Properties of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Cadmium Thiosulfate Compounds. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009, 11, 11285-11296.

  4. Paul, A. K.; Natarajan, S. Amine-Templated Aluminoborates Exhibiting Graphite and Diamond Nets. Cryst. Growth Des, 2010, 10, 765-774.

  5. Paul, A. K.; Madras, G.; Natarajan, S. Synthesis, Structure, Transformation Studies and Catalytic properties of Open-Framework Cadmium Thiosulfate Compounds. Dalton. Trans., 2010, 39, 2263-2279.

  6. Paul, A. K.; Sachidananda, S.; Natarajan, S. [B4O9H2] Cyclic Borate Units as the Building Unit in a Family of Zinc Borate Structures. Cryst. Growth Des. 2010, 10, 456-464.

  7. Paul, A. K.; Sanyal, U.; Natarajan, S. Use of Polyazaheterocycles in the Assembly of New Cadmium Sulfate Frameworks: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties. Cryst. Growth Des, 2010, 10, 4161-4175.

  8. Paul, A. K.; Sanyal, U.; Natarajan, S. Use of Polyazaheterocycles in the Assembly of New Cadmium Sulfate Frameworks: Synthesis, Structure, and Properties. Cryst. Growth Des., 2010, 10, 4161-4175.

  9. Paul, A. K.; Karthik, R.; Natarajan, S. Synthesis, Structure, Photochemical [2 + 2] Cycloaddition, Transformation, and Photocatalytic Studies in a Family of Inorganic Organic Hybrid Cadmium Thiosulfate Compounds. Cryst. Growth Des, 2011, 11, 5741–5749.

  10. Hathwar, V. R.; Paul, A. K.; Natarajan, S.; Guru Row, T. N. Charge Density Analysis of a Pentaborate Ion in an Ammonium Borate: Toward the Understanding of Topological Features in Borate Minerals. J. Phys. Chem. A., 2011, 115, 12818–12825.

  11. Lucky, M. V.; Sivakumar, S.; Reddy, M. L. P.; Paul, A. K.; Natarajan, S. Lanthanide Luminescent Coordination Polymer Constructed from Unsymmetrical Dinuclear Building Blocks Based on 4-((1H-Benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)methyl)benzoic Acid. Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 857–864.

  12. Paul, A. K.; Jansen, M. Magnetic and Transport Properties of 5d-Transition Metal-Based Double Perovskites and Their Solid Solutions. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2012, 1567.

  13. Paul, A. K.; Reehuis, M.; Ksenofontov, V.; Yan, B.; Hoser, A.; Többens, D M.; Abdala, P M.; Adler, P.; Jansen, M.; Felser, C. Lattice Instability and Competing Spin Structures in the Double Perovskite Insulator Sr2FeOsO6. Phys. Rev. Lett., 2013, 111, 67205.

  14. Paul, A. K.; Jansen, M.; Yan, B.; Felser, C.; Reehuis, M.; Abdala, P M. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Physical Properties of Sr2FeOsO6. Inorg. Chem., 2013,  52, 6713-6719.

  15. Paul, A. K.; Reehuis, M.; Felser, C.; Abdala, P M.; Jansen, M. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Properties of the Ordered Double Perovskite Sr2CoOsO6. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2013, 639, 2421-2425.

  16. Adler, P.; Ksenofontov, V.; Paul, A. K.; Reehuis, M.; Yan, B.; Jansen, M.; Felser, C. Magnetic Phase Transitions and Iron Valence in the Double Perovskite Sr2FeOsO6, Hyperfine Interact., 2014, 226, 289-297.

  17. B. Yan, A. K. Paul, S. Kanungo, M. Reehuis, A. Hoser, D. M. Toebbens, W. Schnelle, R. C. Williams, T. Lancaster, F, Xiao, J. S. Moeller, S. J. Blundell, W. Hayes, C. Felser, M. Jansen, “Lattice-Site-Specific Spin-Glass behavior in a Geometrically Frustrated Oxide” Phys. Rev. Lett. 2014, 112, 147202(1-6).

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