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Name : Pradyut Ghosh

Department : School of Chemical Sciences
Designation : Senior Professor
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Recognition and Sensing of Anion and Ion-pair: We design and synthesize multipodal receptors, dimeric and covalent molecular capsules with diverse binding motifs for selective recognition and extraction of anion and ion-pair, fluorophoric receptors for sensing. Our present research mostly focuses on (i) halogen and hydrogen bonding based recognition of phosphates and perrhenate, ReO4- (surrogate of highly toxic and radioactive by-product pertechnetate, 99TcO4- in nuclear fuel generation) to address the environmental issues like eutrophication of water body due to excess use of phosphate based fertilizers in agriculture and nuclear waste reprocessing/disposal problems; (ii) chalcogen, halogen and hydrogen bonding based recognition and extraction of anions in aqueous medium to address some of the problems associated in industrial discharged water; (iii) polymer based anion receptors for separation of ions.

Supramolecular Catalysis: We also design and synthesize heteroditopic cages for their potential involvement in regioselective catalysis and unimolecular bimetallic complexes in dual photo catalysis for potential application in the chemical industries.

Molecular Self-assembly and Interlocked Molecular Systems:  We work on template directed interlocked molecular systems (rotaxanes and catenanes) for the development of molecular machines as well as metal ion assisted self-assembly to develop artificial helicates.


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Academic Profile

Academic Profile


  • B. Sc. (Chemistry Hons): Calcutta University, Year 1990
  • M. Sc. (Chemistry): Calcutta University, Year 1992
  • Ph.D. (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Year 1998, Advisor: Prof. Parimal K. Bharadwaj                                                                  

Professional Training:

  • Texas A&M University, USA: Research Associate (June 1998 - May 2000). Advisor: Prof. Richard M. Crooks   
  • Kekulé Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bonn, Germany, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (November 2001-April 2002) and (April 2003- Oct 2003), Hosts: Prof. Fritz Vögtle and Prof. Christoph A. Schalley.
  • Institut für Chemie und Biochemie der Freien Universität Berlin, Germany, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (March 2014-June 2014). Host:  Prof. Christoph A. Schalley.


Positions Held:

Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India

  • School Chairman: (May 2018- September 2021)
  • Associate Dean (Administration): (June 2015 – May 2018)
  • Head, Department of Inorganic Chemistry: (April 2012- April 2015)
  • Senior Professor: (April 2016- till date)
  • Professor: (April 2011- April 2016)
  • Associate Professor: (April 2007- April 2011)

Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India

  • Scientist C: (May 2002- April 2007)
  • Scientist Fellow: (Oct 2000 – Oct 2001)


Iti Ghosh

BSc (Chemistry Hons,):Bethune College
M.Sc. (Chemistry): IACS
Application of chalcogen bonding
Subham Mondal (joined on 01.10.2020)

M.Sc.(Chemistry)- Kalyani University
Organocatalysis by Macrocyclic and Macrobicyclic host
Soumya Mondal(Joined on 01.09.2021)

M.Sc.(Chemistry)- IACS, Kolkata
Photoredox Catalysis
Dr. Siba Prasad Midya (joined on 22.05.2019)

Ph. D. (Chemistry): NCL Pune
M. Sc. (Chemistry): IIT Bombay
Transition Metal Catalysis
Dr. Abu Saleh Musha Islam (joined on 06.01.2020)

Ph.D. (Chemistry): Jadavpur University
M. Sc. (Chemistry): WBSU
Chalcogen Bond Based Anion Recognition
Sahidul Mondal (joined on 28.12.2015)

Ph. D. (Chemistry): IACS, Kolkata
Ambreen Rashid (joined on 30.07.2018)

M.Sc. (Chemistry): IACS, Kolkata
Molecular Sensing and Catalysis
Subal Mondal (Joined on July 2019)

M. Sc. (Chemistry): IIT Guwahati
Transition Metal Catalysis
Sourav Pramanik (Joined on January 2020)

M. Sc. (Chemistry): Vidyasagar University
Application of chalcogen bonding



Complete List of Publications (* indicates corresponding author)

Book Chapters

3. P Ghosh*, TK Ghosh, S Chakraborty, and R Dutta, Amide-Based Tripodal Anion Receptors, Invited Chapter in Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II,  Edition: Second Edition, Chapter: Supramolecular receptors (organic, inorganic and molecular), Publisher: Elsevier, Editors: J. L. Atwood, L. J. Barbour, Kari Rissanen, (2017) 349-367.


2.  S. Chakraborty, T. K. Ghosh, R Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Anion Binding in Tripodal Receptors and Supramolecular Capsular Dimeric Assemblies, Functional Supramolecular Materials: From Surfaces to MOFs, From the book series: Monographs in Supramolecular Chemistry, Publisher: RSC, Editor: Rahul Banerjee, (2017) 75-109.


1. M. Kogej, P. Ghosh, C.A. Schalley*, How to thread a string into the eye of a molecular

needle: Template-directed synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules in: Strategies

and Tactics in Organic Synthesis, M. Harmata (Hrsg.), (2004), Vol 4, p 171-210.




145. Room-Temperature Synthesis of 1,3,5-Tri(het)aryl Benzene from Nitroalkenes Using Pd(OAc)2: Complete Mechanistic and Theoretical Studies, S. P. Midya, S. Mondal, A.S.M. Islam, A. Rashid, S. Mondal, A. Paul, P. Ghosh*, Org. Lett. 2022, 24, 24, 4438–4443.


144.  A Bis-heteroleptic Imidazolium-bipyridine Functionalized Iridium(III) Complex for Fluorescence Lifetime-based Recognition and Sensing of Phosphates, A. Rashid, S. Mondal, S. Mondal, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Asian J., 2022, 0000,

143. NDI integrated rotaxane/catenane and their interactions with anions, M. Nandi, S. Bej, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 2022, 0000, DOI:


142. Development of fluorophoric [2]pseudorotaxanes and [2]rotaxane: Selective sensing of Zn(II), S. Bej, M. Nandi, and P. Ghosh*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2022, 0000, DOI:


141.  Benzoselenadiazole containing donor–acceptor–donor receptor as a superior and selective probe for fluoride in DMSO, S. Mondal, A. Rashid, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chim. Acta538, 120973. 



140. Influence of Triazole Substituents of Bis-heteroleptic Ru(II)-Probes toward Selective Sensing of Dihydrogen Phosphate, S. Mondal, K. Sarkar, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 202160, 9084–9096.


139. Superiority of polymeric scavenger over its hexapodal monomer towards efficient ReO4removal in water, R. Ghosh, T. K. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 202157, 5578-5581.


138. One Pot Dual C-C Coupling Reaction via Site Selective Cascade Formation by Pd(II)-Cryptate of an Amino-ether Heteroditopic Macrobicycle, S. Sarkar, P. Sarkar, S. Munshi, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Eur. J. 202127, 7307-7314.


137. Heteroditopic Macrobicyclic Molecular Vessels for Single Step Aerial Oxidative Transformation of Primary Alcohol Appended Cross Azobenzenes, S. Sarkar, P. Sarkar, P. Ghosh*, J. Org. Chem. 202186, 6648-6664.


136.  A Cd(II) and Zn(II) selective naphthyl based [2]rotaxane acts as an exclusive Zn(II) sensor upon further functionalization with pyrene, S. Bej, M., Nandi, Ghosh, P*, Dalton Trans. 202150, 294-303.


135. A pentafluorophenyl functionalized RuII-probe having halogen bond center toward recognition and sensing of perrhenate and dihydrogen phosphate, S. Mondal, A. Rashid, P. Ghosh*, J. Organomet. Chem. 2021952, 122027.



134. Discriminative Behavior of a Donor–Acceptor–Donor Triad toward Cyanide and Fluoride: Insights into the Mechanism of Naphthalene Diimide Reduction by Cyanide and Fluoride; B. Chowdhury, S. Sinha, R. Dutta, S. Mondal, S. Karmakar, and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 202059, 13371-13382.


133. Recent advances in recognition, sensing and extraction of phosphates: 2015 onwards; S. Pal, T. K. Ghosh, R. Ghosh, S. Mondal, P. Ghosh*, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2020405, 213128.


132. Selective and efficient removal of perrhenate by an imidazolium based hexapodal receptor in water medium; R. Ghosh, T. K. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 202049, 3093-3097.


131. Template Directed Syntheses of Electrochemically Active [2]rotaxanes: Anion Binding and Redox Studies, M. Nandi, S. Bej, S. Bhunia, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Elec. Chem. 20207, 1038-1047.


130. Fluorophoric [2]rotaxanes: post-synthetic functionalization, conformational fluxionality and metal ion chelation; S. Santra, P. Ghosh*, New J. Chem.202044, 5947- 5964.


129. Cyanide contaminated water treatment by di-nuclear Cu(II)-cryptate: A supramolecular approach; T. K. Ghosh, R. Ghosh, S. Chakraborty, P. Saha, S. Sarkar*, P. Ghosh*, Journal of Water Process Engineering202037, 101364.



128. Supramolecular Self-Assembly Driven Selective Sensing of Phosphates; S. Mondal, T. K. Ghosh, B. Chowdhury, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201958, 15993–16003.


127. Multitasking Behaviour of a Small Organic Compound:  Solid State Bright White-Light Emission, Mechanochromism and Ratiometric Sensing of Al(III) and Pyrophosphate; S. Sinha, B. Chowdhury, U. K. Ghorai, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 201955, 5127-5130.


126. A multifunctional catenated host for efficient binding of Eu3+ and Gd3+;  M. Nandi, S. Bej, T. K. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 201955, 3085-3088.


125. Aryl-platform-based tetrapodal 2-iodo-imidazolium as an excellent halogen bond receptor in aqueous medium; S. Chakraborty, S. Maji, R. Ghosh, R. Jana, A. Datta,               P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 201955, 1506 - 1509.


124. Cu(II) templated formation of [n]Pseudorotaxanes (n= 2,3,4) using a tris-amino ether macrocyclic wheel and multidentate axles; S. Bej, M. Nandi, T. K. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201948, 6853-6862.


123. An Integrated Urea and Halogen Bond Donor Based Receptor for Superior and Selective Sensing of Phosphates; T. K. Ghosh, S. Mondal, S. Bej, M. Nandi and P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201948, 4538 – 4546.


122. Substitution Effect on Near Infrared Absorbance Based Selective Fluoride Sensing of Indole Functionalized Thiourea Molecules; B. Chowdhury, S. Sinha, P. Ghosh*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 1008-1015.


121. A heteroditopic macrocycle as organocatalytic nanoreactor for pyrroloacridinone synthesis in water; P. Sarkar*, S. Sarkar, P. Ghosh*, Beilstein J. Org.  Chem. 201915, 1505 –1514. (Thematic issue on "Novel macrocycles – and old ones doing new tricks", An Invited Article).


120. Removal of phosphate in presence of interfering sulphate and arsenate by a tripodal thiourea receptor by precipitation through crystallization in semi-aqueous medium; T. K. Ghosh, R. Dutta, S. Maji, S. Pal, P. Ghosh, Polyhedron 2019172, 74-79.



119. Selective Single-Step Oxidation of Amine to Cross-Azo Compounds with an Unhampered Primary Benzyl Alcohol Functionality; S. Sarkar, P. Sarkar, P. Ghosh*, Org. Lett. 201820, 6725-6729.


118.  Naphthalene containing amino-ether macrocycle based Cu(II) templated [2]pseudorotaxanes and OFF/ON fluorescence switching via axle substitution; S. Bej, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201847, 13408–13418.


117. "Balancing the acidity of the pendant urea arm of bis-heteroleptic ruthenium(II) complex containing pyridyl triazole for improved oxyanion recognition; T. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201847, 7561-7570.


116. A hexa-quinoline based C3-symmetric chemosensor for dual sensing of zinc(II) and PPi in an aqueous medium via chelation induced “OFF–ON–OFF” emission; S. Sinha, B. Chowdhury, N. N. Adarsh, P.  Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 6819-6830.


115. Anion dependent thermo-responsive supramolecular superstructures of Cu(II)-macrocycles; S. Naskar, B. Jana, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans201847, 5734-5742.


114. Mechanistic Insight into Fast and Highly Efficient Organocatalytic Activity of a Tripodal Dimeric Hexaurea Capsular Assembly in Michael Addition Reactions; T. K. Ghosh, R. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, ACS Omega, 20183, 10647−10656.


113. An indolium ion functionalized naphtha imide chemodosimeter for detection of cyanide in aqueous medium; S. Maji, B. Chowdhury, S. Pal, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2018483, 321-328.



112. Competitive Transmetallation of First Row Transition Metal Ions between Tri-nuclear Triple-stranded Side-by-side Helicates; B. Jana, L. Cera, B. Akhuli, S. Naskar, C. A. Schalley*, P Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201756, 12505–12513.


111. A Polyamide-Polyamine Cryptand as Dicarboxylate Receptor: Di-anion Binding Studies in the Solid State, in Solution, and in the Gas Phase; S. Chakraborty, S. Saha, L. Lima, U. Warzok, S. Sarkar, B. Akhuli, M. Nandi, S. Bej, N. N. Adarsh, C. A. Schalley*, R.  Delgado*, P. Ghosh*, J. Org. Chem. 201782, 10007–10014.


110. Bis-Heteroleptic Ruthenium (II) Complex of Pendant Urea Functionalized Pyridyl Triazole and Phenathroline for Recognition, Sensing and Extraction of Oxyanions; T. K. Ghosh, S. Chakraborty, B. Chowdhury and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 5371 - 5382.


109. Ion-pair coordination driven stimuli-responsive one-dimensional supramolecular helicate; S. Naskar, C. Dalal, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 2487 - 2490.


108. Syntheses of metallo-pseudorotaxanes, rotaxane and post-synthetically functionalized rotaxane: a comprehensive spectroscopic study and dynamic properties; S. Santra, S. Bej, M. Nandi, P. Mondal, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201746, 13300-13313.


107. Threading of various ‘U’ shaped bidentate axles into a heteroditopic macrocyclic wheel via NiII/ CuII templation; M. Nandi, S. Santra, B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201746, 7421-7433.


106. Rotamers Induced Dynamic Property of a Tri-Acetylated Oxy-Ether Tris-Amino Wheel Based [2] Rotaxane and Stimuli Responsive Control Dynamics; S. Santra, P. Ghosh*, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 1583-1593.


105. Structural Diversities in Ag(I) Complexes of Xylyl Platform Based Isomeric Bis-NHC Ligands: Effects of Pyridine Wingtip Substituent; B. Jana*, P. Ghosh*, New J. Chem. 201741, 2131 - 2139.



104.  A Highly Sensitive ESIPT-Based Ratiometric Fluorescence Sensor for Selective Detection of Al3+; S. Sinha, B. Chowdhury, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9212–9220


103. Unusual Recognition and Separation of Hydrated Metal Sulfates, [M2(µ-SO4)2(H2O)n, M = ZnII, CdII CoII, MnII] by a Ditopic Receptor; T. K. Ghosh, R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201655, 3640–3652.


102. A Cyanuric Acid Platform Based Tripodal Bis-heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex of Click Generated Ligand for Selective Sensing of Phosphates via C−H···Anion Interaction; B. Chowdhury, R. Dutta, S. Khatua, P. Ghosh*; Inorg. Chem. 201655, 259-271.


101. Selective Sensing of Phosphates by a New Bis-Heteroleptic Ru(II) Complex via Halogen Bonding: A Superior Sensor Over Its Hydrogen Bonding Analogue; B. Chowdhury, S. Sinha, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Eur. J. 201622, 18051-18059.



100. Selective Recognition and Extraction of KBr via Cooperative Interactions with a Urea Functionalized Crown Ether Dual-host; B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*; Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 16514 – 16517.


99. Halogen Bonding Assisted Selective Removal of Bromide; S. Chakraborty, R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 14793-14796.


98. Artificial receptors for nitrate: A comprehensive overview; R. Dutta*, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 9070- 9084. (Feature article)


97. [2]Pseudorotaxane Composed of Heteroditopic Macrobicycle and Pyridine N-oxide based Axle: Recognition Site Dependent Axle Orientation; S. Saha, S. Santra, P. Ghosh*, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 1854–1857.


96. Formation and transmetalation mechanisms of homo- and heterometallic (Fe/Zn) trinuclear triple-stranded side-by-side helicates; B. Akhuli, L. Cera, B. Jana, S. Saha, C. A. Schalley,* P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201554, 4231-4242.


95. Amino-ether macrocycle that forms CuII templated threaded heteroleptic complexes: A detailed selectivity, structural and theoretical investigations; S. Santra, S. Mukherjee, S. Bej, S. Saha, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201544, 15198-15211.


94. Encapsulation of [(SO4)4(H2O)12]8- cluster in a metal organic framework of a pyridyl functionalized cyanuric acid based tris-urea; R. Dutta, B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201544, 15075–15078.


93. Arene Platform Based Hexa-amide Receptors for Anion Recognition: Single Crystal X-ray Structural and Thermodynamic Studies; S. Chakraborty, M. Arunachalam, R. Dutta, and P. Ghosh*, RSC Advances, 20155, 48060 - 48070.


92. Tris-ureas as Versatile and Highly Efficient Organocatalysts for Michael Addition Reactions of Nitro-olefins: Mechanistic Insight from in-situ Diagnostics; M. Bera, T. K. Ghosh, B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem.  2015208, 287–295.



91. [2]Rotaxane with Multiple Functional Groups; S. Saha, S. Santra, B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*, J. Org. Chem. 201479, 11170-11178


90. Bis Heteroleptic Ruthenium(II) Complex of a Click Generated Ligand as a Selective Probe for Phosphates; B. Chowdhury, S. Khatua, R. Dutta, S. Chakraborty, P. Ghosh, Inorg. Chem. 201453, 8061-8070.


89. Recent developments in anion induced capsular self-assemblies; R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 201450, 10538-10554. (An Invited Feature Article).


88. Aerial CO2 Trapped in Dimeric Capsule as CO32- that Efficiently Extract Chromate, Sulfate and Thiosulfate from Water by Anion Exchange Metathesis; R. Dutta, S. Chakraborty, P. Bose, P. Ghosh*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 4134-4143.


87. Anion directed conformational diversities of an arene based hexa-amide receptor and recognition of [F4(H2O)6]4- cluster; S. Chakraborty, R. Dutta, B. M. Wong, P. Ghosh*, RSC Advances 20144, 62689-62693.


86. Neutral tripodal receptors towards efficient trapping of oxalate; R. Dutta, B. Chowdhury, P. Bose, P. Ghosh*, J. Chem. Sci.  2014126, 1303-1309. (Invited article in the Special Issue "Chemical Crystallography").


85. Recognition of Fluoride in Fluorophenyl Attached Tripodal Amide Receptors: Structural Evidences of Solvent Capped Encapsulation of Anion in a C3v-Symmetric Tripodal Cleft; S. Saha, B. Akhuli, I. Ravikumar, P. S. Lakshminarayanan and P. Ghosh*, CrystEngComm 2014, 16, 4796 – 4804. (Special Issue: CrystEngComm India IYCr celebration themed issue, Invited article).


84. Cu(II) Templated Threading of a Bis-amide-Tris-amine Macrocycle by  Substituted- 2,2’-Bipyridyl Derivatives Assisted by Strong π–π Stacking and Second Sphere H-bonding Interactions ; S. Saha, S. Santra, P. Ghosh*Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 2029-2037.


83. Encapsulation of [X2(H2O)4]2- (X = F/Cl) clusters by pyridyl terminated tripodal amide receptor in aqueous medium: Single crystal X-ray structural evidence; S. Chakraborty, R. Dutta, M. Arunachalam, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201443, 2061- 2068.



82. Synthesis of a Preorganized Hybrid Macrobicycle with Distinct Amide and Amine Clefts:  Tetrahedral vs. Spherical Anions Binding Studies; S. Saha, B. Akhuli, S. Chakraborty, P. Ghosh*,         J. Org. Chem. 201378, 8759-8765.


81. The Role of Wingtip Substituent's on Benzene Platform Based Tetrapodal Ligands towards the Formation of Self Assembled Silver Carbene Cage; B. Nisar Ahamed, R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*,            Inorg. Chem. 201352, 4269-4276.


80. Arsenate recognition in aqueous media by a simple tripodal urea; R. Dutta, P. Bose, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201342, 11371-11374.


79. Selective recognition of sulphate in a Cu(II) assisted 1D polymer of a simple pentafluorophenyl substituted pyridyl-urea via second sphere coordination; B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201342, 5818 – 5825.


78. Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine Based Tripodal Urea Receptors for Oxalate: Capsulation of Staggered vs. Planar Conformers; P. Bose, R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Org. & Biomol. Chem. 201311, 4581-4584.


77. Various Coordination Modes of Sulfate by Cyanuric Acid Platform Based First and Second Generation Urea Receptors; R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 2673–2681.


76. Binding Studies on an Arene-Capped Bicyclic Cyclophane with π- Rich Neutral Guests and Anions; S. Chakraborty, M. Arunachalam, P. Bose, P. Ghosh*, Cryst. Growth & Des. 2013, 13, 3208-3215.


75. Effect of coordinating (-CN) Vs non-coordinating (-F) substituents in 3-pyridyl urea receptors toward second sphere sulfate recognition: Selective crystallisation of CuSO4 from mixtures of competing anions/ cations; B. Akhuli, T. K. Ghosh, P. Ghosh*, CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 9472-9482. (Themed issue focusing on the Structural Design of Coordination Polymers: Invited Article).



74. Recognition and separation of sulfate anions; I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 201241, 3077-3098. (Tutorial Review)


73. Acid/base controlled size modulation of capsular phosphates, hydroxide encapsulation, quantitative and clean extraction of sulfate with carbonate capsules of a tripodal urea receptor; B. Akhuli, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Sci. 20123, 1522-1530.


72. A Series of Amino Acid Functionalized Tripodal Hexa-Amide Anion Receptors: Ion-Pair Assisted Capped-Cleft Formation by Pentafluorophenyl Functionalized Amide; P. Bose, I. Ravikumar, B. Akhuli, P. Ghosh*, Chem. Asian J. 20127, 2373-2380.


71. Anion-Assisted Formation of Discrete Homodimeric and Heterotetrameric Assemblies by Benzene Based Protonated Heteroaryl Receptors; M. Arunachalam, S. Chakraborty, S. Marivel, and P. Ghosh*, Cryst. Growth & Des. 2012, 12, 2097-2108.


70. Combined Solution Phase, Solid Phase and on the Phase Interface Anion Binding and

Extraction Studies by a Simple Tripodal Thiourea Receptor; P. Bose, R. Dutta, S. Santra, B. Chowdhury, P. Ghosh*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 5791-5801.


69. Encapsulation of Fluoride/Chloride in C3v-symmetric Cleft of a Pentafluorophenyl Functionalized Cyanuric Acid Platform Based Tripodal Amide: Solid and Solution States Anion Binding  Studies; R. Dutta, P. Ghosh*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 3456-3462.


68. Cu(I)/Cu(II) Templated Functional Pseudorotaxanes and Rotaxanes; S. Saha,  P. Ghosh*, J. Chem. Sci.  2012124, 1229-1237.  (Special Issue Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry, MTIC-XIV)



67. Anion Binding in the C3v-Symmetric Cavity of a Protonated Tripodal Amine Receptor: Potentiometric and Single Crystal X-ray Studies; P.  Bose, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201150, 10693-10702.


66. A Fluorophoric Axle Based Non-Fluororescent Metallo anti-[3]pseudorotaxane: Recovery of Fluorescence via Axle Substitution Reaction; S.  Saha, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Eur. J.   201117, 13712-13719. (Inside Cover)


65. A chelation enhanced selective fluorescence sensing of Hg2+ by a simple quinoline substituted tripodal amide receptor; B. Nisar Ahamed and P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 201140, 12540-12547.


64. Optical Detection of Sodium Salts of Fluoride, Acetate and Phosphate by a Diacylhydrazine Ligand via the Formation of a Colour Alkali Metal Complex; P.  Bose, R.  Dutta, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, J. Chem. Sci. 2011123, 869-874. (Special Issue for IYC, Invited Article)


63. Recognition of nitrates in a discrete dimeric capsular assembly of a triamide half-capsule; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, Indian J Chem, Sec A2011, 1343-1349. (Sir P C Ray special issue, Invited Article)


62. Anion induced capsular self-assembliesM. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 201147, 8477-8492. (An Invited Feature Article & Inside cover)


61.  Encapsulation of [F4(H2O)10]4- in a Dimeric Assembly of an Unidirectional Arene Based Hexapodal amide Receptor; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*; Chem. Commun. 201147, 6269-6271.


60. Cu(II) Assisted Self-sorting Towards Pseudorotaxane Formation; S. Saha, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 201147, 6272-6274.


59. Dual-Host Approach for Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Potassium Fluoride/Chloride via Formation of an Integrated 1-D Polymeric ComplexI. Ravikumar, S. Saha and P. Ghosh*; Chem. Commun. 201147, 4721-4723.


58.  Zn(II) and PPi Selective Fluorescence OFF-ON-OFF Functionality of a Chemosensor in Physiological Conditions; I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201150, 4229 - 4231.


57. Mercaptothiazolinyl Functionalized Hexapodal and Tripodal Receptors on Benzene Platform: Formation of Silver Ion Assisted Hexanuclear Metallocage vs. Metal-Organic Polymer; B. Nisar Ahamed, M. Arunachalam, and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201150, 4772-4780.


56.  Selective Colorimetric and Fluorometric Sensing of Cu(II) by Iminocoumarin Derivative in Aqueous Buffer; B. Nisar Ahamed and P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 2011406411 – 6419.


55. Functionalized Guanidinium Chloride Based Colourimetric Sensors for Fluoride and Acetate: Single Crystal X-ray Structural Evidence of -NH Deprotonation and Complexation; P. Bose, B. Nisar Ahamed and P. Ghosh*, Org. & Biomol. Chem. 2011, 1972 - 1979.


54. Binding of Polyatomic Anions with Protonated Ureido-pyridyl Ligands; S. Marivel, M. Arunachalam, and P. Ghosh*, Crystal Growth & Design 2011, 11, 1642-1650.


53. An Integrated System of Pyrene and Rhodamine-6G for Selective Colorimetric and Fluorometric Sensing of Mercury(II); B. Nisar Ahamed and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011372, 100-107.

(Special issue dedicated to Prof. S.S. Krishnamurthy)



52. Unusual Recognition of (n-Bu4N)2SO4 by a Cyanuric Acid based Host via Contact Ion-Pair InteractionsI. Ravikumar and Pradyut Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 6741–6743.


51. Visible and near-infrared sensing of fluoride by indole conjugated urea/thiourea ligands; P. Bose and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2962-2964.


50. Efficient Fixation of Atmospheric CO2 as Carbonate in a Capsule of a Neutral Receptor and its Release under Mild Condition; I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*Chem. Commun. 201046, 1082–1084.


49. Binding of Ammonium Hexafluorophosphate and Cation Induced Isolation of Unusual Conformers of a Hexapodal Receptor; M. Arunachalam, B. Nisar Ahamed, and P. Ghosh*, Org. Lett. 201012, 2742-2745.


48.  A Bistripodand Amide Host for Compartmental Recognition of Multiple Nitrate and Acetate Anions; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, Org. Lett.  2010, 12, 328-331.


47. Thiomethoxy Chalcone Functionalized Ferrocene as a Selective Chemodosimeter for Hg(II): Single Crystal X-ray Structural Signature of [Hg88-S)(SCH3)12]2+ Cluster; B. Nisar Ahamed, M.Arunachalam, and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201049, 4447-4457.


46. A versatile tripodal amide receptor for the encapsulation of anions or hydrated anions via formation of dimeric capsules; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 201049, 943-941.


45. Nitrate directed organized assemblies of protonated arene based tripodal receptors; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, CrystEngComm 2010, 12, 1621–1627.


44. Anion Binding Studies of Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine based Amide Receptors with Nitro Functionalized Aryl Substitutions: A Positional Isomeric Effect; I. Ravikumar, P.S. Lakshminarayanan, and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010363, 2886-2895. (Special issue dedicated to Prof. Animesh Chakravorty, Invited Article)



43. Recognition and complexation of hydrated fluoride anion: F2(H2O)62- templated formation of a dimeric capsule of a tripodal amide; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2009, 5389-5391. (Hot Article selected by the journal Editor)


42. Formation of Nitrate Zipped Dimeric Capsule and Un-Zipping by Chloride Doping; M. Arunachalam and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2009, 3184-3186.


41. Anion Binding and Selectivity Studies with Urea Based Tripodal Receptors: X-Ray Crystallographic Signature of Fluoride and Sulfate Encapsulation; I. Ravikumar, P. S. Lakshminarayanan, M. Arunachalam, E. Suresh and P. Ghosh*, Dalton Trans. 2009, 4160-4168.


40. A New Chemosensor that Signals Hg(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) at Different Emission Wavelengths: Selectivity toward Hg(II) in Acetonitrile; B. Nisar Ahamed, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, New J. Chem. 200933, 1825-1828. (Amongst the top ten accessed on the web from the online version in September 2009)


39.  Structural Studies on Encapsulation of Tetrahedral and Octahedral Anions by a Protonated Octaaminocryptand Cage; I. Ravikumar, P. S. Lakshminarayanan, E. Suresh*, and P. Ghosh*, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. in the “Thematic Series in Supramolecular Chemistry 2009, 5, No. 41. (An Invited Article).



38. Spherical vs. Linear Anion Encapsulation in the Cavity of a Protonated Azacryptand; I. Ravikumar, P. S. Lakshminarayanan, E. Suresh and P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 7992-7999.


37. A New Hexaaza Bicyclic Cyclophane with Dual Binding Sites; M. Arunachalam, I. Ravikumar and P. Ghosh*, J. Org. Chem. 200873, 9144-9147.


36. Molecular Recognition Studies  of an Octaaminocryptand upon Different Degree of Protonation; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, I. Ravikumar, E. Suresh* and P. Ghosh*, Crystal Growth & Design 20088, 2842-2852.


35. X-Ray Crystallographic Investigations of an Azacryptand and its Bis-Protonated Salt: Interactions of Acyclic Water Trimer and C-H…π Interactions in T-shaped Benzene Dimer; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, D. Krishna Kumar, I. Ravikumar, B. Ganguly* and P. Ghosh*, Synt. React. Inorg. Metal-Org. Nano Metal Chem.200838, 2-11 (An Invited Article)



34. Trapped inorganic phosphate dimer; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, I. Ravikumar, E. Suresh and P. Ghosh*, Chem. Commun. 2007, 5214 – 5216.


33. Encapsulation of Halides within the Cavity of a Pentafluorophenyl-Substituted Tripodal Amine Receptor; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, I. Ravikumar, E. Suresh, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 4769-4771.


32. Attachment of 4-methoxy benzyl units to a tripodal fluoroionophore shows reversal of output functionality with Cu(II) input; I. Ravikumar, B. Nisar Ahamed and P. Ghosh*, Tetrahedron 200763, 12940-12947.


31. Hexabromide salt of a tiny octaazacryptand as a receptor for encapsulation of lower homolog halides: Structural evidence on halide selectivity inside the tiny cage; M. Arunachalam, Eringathodi Suresh and P. Ghosh*, Tetrahedron 200763, 11371-11376.


30. Synthesis and X-ray Crystallographic Investigation of a Novel Indole Based Cryptand: Structure of a Sandwich Cyclic S6 Hexameric Methanol; M. Arunachalam, E. Suresh,* P. Ghosh*, Tetrahedron Lett. 200748, 2909-2913.



29. Solid State Structural Evidence of Chloroform-Benzene-Chloroform Adduct Trapped in Hexaanthryl Octaaminocryptand Channels; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, D. K. Kumar, P. Ghosh*, J.  Am. Chem. Soc.  2006128, 9600-9601.


28. Formation of Hybrid Water-Chloride Structure with Discrete Undecameric Water Self-Assembly in a Heptaprotonated Octaamino Cryptand; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, E. SureshP. Ghosh*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  200645, 3807-3811.


27. Synthesis and Characterization of a Tripodal Amide Ligand and Its Binding with Anions of Different Dimensionality; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, E. Suresh,* P.  Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 4372-4380.


26. A perfect linear Cu–NNN–Cu unit inside the cryptand cavity and perchlorate entrapment within the channel formed by the cascade complex: A dual anion recognition system; I. Ravikumar, E. Suresh,* P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 10046-10048.


25. Recognition of Water-Acetonitrile-Water Cluster in a Tetraprotonated Picrate Salt of Octaaminocryptand; I. Ravikumar, P. S. Lakshminarayanan, E.  Suresh,* P. Ghosh*, Crystal Growth & Design 20066, 2630-2633.



24.  Formation of an Infinite 2D-Layered Water of (H2O)45 Cluster in a Cryptand-Water Supramolecular Complex: A Template Effect; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, E. Suresh, P. Ghosh*, J.  Am. Chem. Soc.  2005127, 13132-13133.


23. Counter Anion Controlled Water Cluster Recognition in a Protonated Octaamino Cryptand; P. S. Lakshminarayanan, D. K. Kumar, P. Ghosh*, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7540-7546.


22. A comparative Langmuir-Blodgett Study on a Set of Covalently Linked Porphyrin-Based Amphiphiles: A Detailed Atomic Force Microscopic Study; P. SunD. A. Jose, A. D. Shukla, J. J. Shukla, A. Das,* J. F. Rathman,* P. Ghosh*, Langmuir 200521, 3413-3423.


21. Controlling the Rate of Shuttling Motions in [2]Rotaxanes by Electrostatic Interactions: A Cation as Solvent-Tunable Brake; P. Ghosh, G. Federwisch, M. Kogej, C. A. Schalley*, D. Haase, W. Saak, A. Lützen* and R. M. Gschwind*, Org. & Biomol. Chem. 20053, 2691-2700.



20. Mass Spectrometric Evidence for Catenanes and Rotaxanes from Negative ESI FT-ICR Tandem-MS-Experiments; C. A. Schalley*, P. Ghosh, M. Engeser, Int. J. Mass Spectrometry 2004232, 249-258.


19.  Novel template effect for the preparation of rotaxanes with functionalised centre pieces shielded by the wheel; P. Ghosh, O. Mermagen, C.A. Schalley*, Chem. Commun. 2002, 2628-2629.


18. Cerium ion-induced fluorescence enhancement of a tripodal fluoroionophore; P. Ghosh*, A. D. Shukla, A. Das*, Tetrahedron Letters 200243, 7419-7422.


17. Growth of Mammalian Cells on Micropatterned Surfaces on Weak-Acid, Polyelectrolyte Hyperbranched Thin Films on Gold; M. L. Amirpour, P. Ghosh, W. M. Lackowski, R. M. Crooks*, and M. V. Pishko*, Analytical Chemistry 200173, 1560-1566.


16.  Two New Approaches for Patterning Polymer Films using Templates Prepared by Micro-Contact Printing; P. Ghosh, W. M. Lackowski, and R. M. Crooks*, Macromolecules 200134, 1230-1236.


15.  A Simple Lithographic Approach for Preparing Patterned, Micron-Scale Corrals for Controlling Cell Growth; P. Ghosh, M. L. Amirpour, W. M. Lackowski, M. V. Pishko*, R. M. Crooks*, Angew. Chem. 1999, 111, 1697-1700; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 199938, 1592-1595.


14.  Covalent Grafting of a Patterned, Hyperbranched Polymer onto a Plastic Substrate using Microcontact Printing; P. Ghosh, and R. M. Crooks*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999121, 8395-8396.


13.  Micron-Scale Patterning of Hyperbranched Polymer Films by Micro-Contact Printing; W. M. Lackowski, P. Ghosh, and R. M. Crooks*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999121, 1419-1420.


12.  Micron-Scale Patterning of Multiple Dyes on Hyperbranched Polymer Thin Films using Photoacid-based Lithography; A. Aoki, P. Ghosh, and R. M. Crooks*, Langmuir 199915, 7418-7421.



11.  Synthesis and Characterization of A New Generation of Cryptand Based Triple-Tailed Amphiphiles: Spontaneous Formation of Vesicles and X-Ray Crystallographic studies; P. Ghosh, S. Sengupta and P. K. Bharadwaj*, Langmuir 199814, 5712-5718.


10.  A Mononuclear Cu(II) complex  with axial and equatorial phenolate  ligation: X-ray Structural  and spectroscopic studies; P. Bandyopadhyay, P. Ghosh, P. K. Bharadwaj*, Indian J. Chem, Sec. A 199837A, 639-643.


9.  Transition Metal (II)/(III), Eu(III) and Tb(III) Ions Induced Molecular Photonic OR Gates Using Trianthryl Cryptands of Varying Dimension; P. Ghosh, P. K. Bharadwaj*, J. Roy and S. Ghosh, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997119, 11903-11909.


8.  Langmuir Films of a Cryptand-Based Amphiphile at the Air-Water Interface; G. DasP. Ghosh, P. K. Bharadwaj*, U. Singh, and R. A. Singh, Langmuir 199713, 3582-3583.


7.  Synthesis, characterization and complexation properties of a heteroditopic cryptand L towards Cu(II) and Zn(II): crystal structures of L.3H2O and [Zn(L)](ClO4)2.2H2O; P. Ghosh, and P. K. Bharadwaj*, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans1997, 2673-2676.


6.  Complexation properties of a heteroditopic cryptand towards Cu(II) and Ni(II), crystal structures of the cryptand and its nickel(II) cascade complex; P. Ghosh, S. S. Gupta and P. K. Bharadwaj*, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1997, 935-938.


5.  Derivatization of heteroditopic cryptands:A new generation of amphiphiles; P. Ghosh, and P. K. Bharadwaj*, Current Science 199772, 797-801.


4. Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) Cryptate-Enhanced Fluorescence of a Trianthrylcryptand: A Potential Molecular Photonic OR Operator; P. Ghosh, P. K. Bharadwaj*, S. Mandal, and S. Ghosh, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1996118, 1553-1554.


3.  Cryptand-based metal-free or complexed amphiphiles which readily form vesicles; P. Ghosh, T. K. Khan, and P. K. Bharadwaj*, Chem. Commun. 1996, 189-190.


2.  Synthesis and uses of macrobicyclic cryptands: From complexation of transition metal ions to molecular devices; D. K. Chand, P. Ghosh, R. Shukla, S. Sengupta, G. Das, P. Bandyopadhyay, and P. K. Bharadwaj*, Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences 1996108, 229-233.


1.  Synthesis of Hetero-Polytopic Cryptands Incorporating Hard and Soft Donor Atoms via Tripod-Tripod Schiff Base Condensation: Versatile Ligands for Transition Metal Ions; P. Ghosh, R. Shukla, D. K. Chand and P. K. Bharadwaj*, Tetrahedron 199551, 3265-3270.



Conference Proceedings


2. Chemical Sensing of Ions and Its Clinical Applications; I. Ravikumar, P. S. Lakshminarayanan, B. Nisar Ahamed and P. Ghosh, Asian J. Exp. Sci., 200822, No. 2 (Supplement), 104-113.


1.  A Simple Lithographic Approach for Preparing Patterned, Micron-Scale Corrals for Controlling Cell Growth; P. Ghosh, M. L. Amirpour, W. M. Lackowski, M. V. Pishko, and R. M. Crooks, Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Polym. Chem. 1999, 40(1), 423-424.



  •      Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Silver Medal, 2023
  •      JC Bose National Fellowship, SERB, 2022-2027
  •      Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (FNA), New Delhi, 2021
  •      Professor Priyadaranjan Ray Memorial Award, Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata, 2020
  •      Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), Bangalore,  2016
  •      Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize in Chemical Sciences, 2015
  •      Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal, 2012
  •      Swarnajayanti Fellowship (SJF) Award in Chemical Sciences, 2009
  •      B. M. Birla Science Prize in Chemical Sciences, 2009
  •      Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences, 2004
  •      Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellowship, 2000
  •      Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences, 1998


3. A process for removal of cyanide from waste-water (Jointly by IACS and TATA STEEL LTD.) P. Saha, Priyanka, S. Sarkar, T. K. Ghosh, P. Ghosh, Indian Patent Application No.: 202031028925; Filed on: July 7, 2020.

2. Supramolecular metallo cage as a flocculent (Jointly by IACS and TATA STEEL LTD.) S. Chakraborty, T. K. Ghosh, P. Saha, Priyanka, S. Sarkar, P. Ghosh, Indian Patent 329793. (Date of Grant 20/01/2020).

1. Process for the Recovery of Palladium from Spent Sillica. A. B. Boricha, H. C. Bajaj, R. V. Jasra, P. Ghosh, P. K. Ghosh, U. S. Patent 7,108,839.

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7. Dr. Atanu Dey (NPDF)

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

6. Dr. Barun Jana (August 2013- October 2017; NPDF and IACS RA) 

Ph.D.: WWU Münster, Germany

5. Dr. Milan Bera (August 2013-March 2014) 

Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

4. Dr. Arnab Maity (July 2013-August 2013)

Ph.D. (2013): Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur

3. Dr. Snehadrinarayan Khatua (Nov 2012-April 2013)

Ph.D. (2007):  Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpur

2. Dr. N Haridharan (July 2011-Jan 2012)

Ph.D. (2011): Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

1. Dr. S. Marivel (Feb. 2010-June 2011)

Ph.D. (2008): National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.


M.Sc. Project Students (IACS Int. PhD. Program)

1. Sourav Chakraborty (2009-2010): currently Assistant Professor at IIT Tirupati, India.

2. Ambreen Rashid (2016-2017): currently PhD student under same group at IACS, Kolkata.

3. Ayona Goswami (2019-2020): currently PhD student under Prof. Lyle Isaacs at University of Maryland, USA  

4. Subhankar Khanra (2020-2021)


Summer Project Students

1. Partha Mondal (June-July, 2016): BS-MS,  IISER Bhopal

2. Arnab Roy (June-July, 2017): BS-MS, IISER Bhopal

3. Aakash Santra (May-July, 2018): M.Sc., IIT Bhubaneswar

4. Riya Saha (June- July, 2018): IAS Summer Research Fellow, M.Sc. Tezpur University

5. Indrani Roy (June- July, 2018): IAS Summer Research Fellow, M.Sc.,Visva-Bharati University

6. Krishit Bhatia (May-June, 2021): IAS Summer Research Fellow, M.Sc., Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


Project Assistants


1. Mr. Saptarshi Chattopadhyay (B. Tech, Chemical Engineering).

2. Ms. Debjani Mukherjee (B. Tech, Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta).

3. Mr. Jignesh J Shukla (M. Sc. Chemistry: Bhavnagar University)