Major Research Areas

The Department is engaged in various research and Development activities such as: Catalysis, Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanoscale Science and Technology, Synthesis, structure and reactivity of Inorganics, Newer reagents, Protocols and Newer methodologies, Synthesis of natural products and Carbohydrate Chemistry, Bio-organic Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry and Co-ordination Chemistry & Organometallics, Chiral recognition using metal complex based host, Metal removal from wastewater using polymer based chelators, Polymer synthesis, Organic Photochemistry, Molecular dynamics, Quantum Molecular dynamics, Physical Chemistry – Spectroscopic and Theoretical investigations on Novel Materials, peptide chemistry, Development of new theoretical approaches to: Laser Assisted Control of Chemical Reactions, and, Resonances in Electron – Molecule Scattering, Biomimetic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Computational Biophysics and Chemistry, Oxidation Catalysis, Molecular Magnetism, Synthesis of Single-Molecule Magnets (SMMs), MRI Contrast agents, Water Oxidation Chemistry, Experimental & Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Self-organization and Nonlinear dynamics, Liquid crystals, Functional Materials, Molecular Electronics, Self Assembly, Supramolecular dynamic aggregates, peptides, lipids, Time Resolved Absorption and Fluorescence Spectroscopy, SHG, MUPPETS, Synthetic organic chemistry, Natural product synthesis with the emphasis of new synthetic methodology; development of new reactions, asymmetric organocatalysis and transition metal catalysis with new catalyst design; mechanistic study, solar fuel from water, Gas/Vapor/Liquid Adsorption and Catalytic Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Peptidomimetics: Synthesis, Conformation and Biological activity, Nanofluidics, Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis, Bio-inspired Polymer Materials, Drug Delivery, Open Microfluidics, Chemical Sensor, Organofluorine Chemistry etc.