Dr. M. Sankar - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Dr. M. Sankar
M. Sankar Professor m.sankar@cy.iitr.ac.in Website
Areas of Interest
  • Synthesis and Studies on Porphyrinoids, Coordination Chemistry, Supramolecular Assemblies, Catalysis, Photophysical & Photovoltaics Studies
Professional Background
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2015-01-01OngoingAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2011-01-014 years Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2009-01-012 years JSPS FellowUniv. of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
2008-01-011 year CNRS Postdoctoral FellowUniv. of Rennes1, Rennes, France
2007-01-011 year Postdoctoral FellowUniv. of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
2005-01-012 years Research AssociateTel-Aviv Univ., Tel-Aviv, Israel
Multiple Posts
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2020-07-01OngoingChief WardenJawahar Bhawan
2020-07-07OngoingWarden, Jawahar Bhawan Since April 2013Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2018-01-01OngoingMemberMatching Grant Committee, SRIC, IIT Roorkee
2014-01-01OngoingCoordinator, NMR LabIIT Roorkee
2020-01-01OngoingMemberDepartmental Research Committee
2014-01-015 years MemberDepartmental Academic Programme Committe (DAPC)
2014-01-015 years In-chargeElectrochemical Workstation
2017-01-012 years MemberSRIC Committee
2013-01-011 year WardenJawahar Bhawan
2018-01-01OngoingWardenJawahar Bhawan
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)RSC, Cambridge, UK2020
Visiting ProfessorUniv. of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA and Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX, USA2019
BASE FellowshipDST and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)2018
Outstanding Young Faculty Award with Institute Research Fellowship (IRF)IIT Roorkee2018
MRSCRoyal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK2017
JSPS FellowshipMinistry of Education, Japan2009
CNRS FellowshipMinistry of Research, France2008
EDIGE FellowshipBourgogne Regional Council, France2007
CSIR-NET and GATEGovernment of India2001
Merit ScholarshipGovernment of Tamil Nadu, India1993
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhDBioinorganic ChemistryIndian Institute of Technology Madras2005
M. ScChemistryMadurai Kamaraj University2001
B. ScChemistryUniversity of Madras1999
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Synthesis of Novel beta-Functionalized Porphyrins for DSSC, NLO and Sensing Applications Science and Engineering Research Board2017-01Ongoing
Synthesis of Novel Porphyrins for DSSC ApplicationsScience and Engineering Research Board2013-017 years 6 months
Porphyrin-based Novel Donor-pi-Linker-Acceptor Systems for DSSC ApplicationsBoard of Research in Nuclear Sciences2013-017 years 6 months
Porphyrin-Fullerene Supramolecular Assemblies for Photovoltaic ApplicationsCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research2012-018 years 6 months
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
1st International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical SciencesKarunya UniversitySERB2020-07
3rd Asian Conference on Chemosensing and Imaging Probes (Asian CHIP)Guru Nanak Dev UniversitySERB, CSIR, BRNS and Flurolog2020-07
Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences - 2019 (ETCS-2019)Central University of Jammu (CUJ), JammuSERB, CSIR, INSA and J&KSTIC2020-07
International Conference on Chemical Sciences and Nanometerials - 2019 (ICCSN-2019)VIT University, VelloreVIT University2020-07
10th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-10)Munich, GermanySPP, World Scientific, Rosewell Cancer Park, PorphyChem and Sessler Trust2020-07
233rd Electrochemical Society (ECS) MeetingSeattle, WA, USAECS, Pine, BAS and Others2020-07
5th Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry (SABIC-5)Kolkata, IndiaSERB, ACS and RSC2017-01
9th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-9), ChinaNanjingSPP, WSPC2020-07
Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry and OrganometallicsIIT IndoreIIT Indore2020-07
6th EUCheMS Conference on Nitrogen LigandsBeaune, FranceCNRS, SPP, PorphyChem, ICMUB etc.2020-07
227th Electrochemical Society MeetingChicago, USAPine, BAS and other Electrochemical Instruments Company2020-07
16th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XVI)Jadavpur University, KolkataBruker and Quantachrome2020-07
8th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-8) Istanbul, TurkeySociety of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines2020-07
7th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-7)Jeju, South KoreaSociety of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines2020-07
221st Electrochemical Society (ECS) MeetingSettle, Washington, USAThe Society for Solid-state and Electrochemical Science and Technology2020-07
Young Scientist Research Awardees' (YSRA) MeetBARC, MumbaiBRNS2020-07
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XIV)School of Chemistry, Univ. of Hyderabad, HyderabadUniv. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad2020-07
7th Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)-Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Joint SymposiumBHU, VaranasiCRSI and RSC2020-07
3rd Asian Coordination Chemistry Conference (ACCC-3)India Habitat Centre, New DelhiIIT Kanpur & IIT Delhi2020-07
Memberships
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Member
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Life Member
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Member
  • Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (SPP), Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Coordination ChemistryCYN-508MScAutumn
Adavanced Analytical Chemistry-ICYN-621AMSc and PhDAutumn
Supramolecular ChemistryCYN-681 MSc and PhDAutumn
Supramolecular Chemistry of NanomaterialsNTN-603MTech and PhDAutumn
Organometallic ChemistryCYN-502M ScSpring
General Chemistry-IIICYN-008BTechSpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Metalloporphyrins for CatalysisRicha Yadav
Synthesis of Novel Porphyrins via Pd Catalyzed Coupling Reactions for Material ApplicationsAmit Kumar
Synthesis and Studies on Electron-deficient CorrolesRupa Mukherjee
Synthesis of Novel A3B Porphyrins for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) ApplicationsAmit Kumar
Synthesis and Characterization of Y1-xGdxMnO3 (X = 0, 0.05) Thin FilmsAmit Singh Rajput
Synthesis and Studies on Various Cyanoporphyrin DerivativesBhupinder
Synthesis and Studies on Boronic Esters Appended PorphyrinsAnagh Mukherjee
Synthesis and Studies on Beta-Substituted PorphyrinsMohina Gidwani
Porphyrins Nanostructures for Material and Biomedical ApplicationsBijjam Madhusudhan
Detection of Toxic Ions by Electron Deficient MetalloporphyrinoidsAmit Saxena
Syntheses and Studies of Asymmetrically Substituted Porphyrins Through Michael Addition ReactionsKumari Anshul
Synthesis, Spectral and Electrochemical Studies of Functionalized CorrolesSimran Preet
Synthesis and Applications of beta-Functionalized Porphyrinoids and Porphyrin Appended CNTsUpasana Sah
Synthesis of beta-Functionalized “Push-Pull” Zn(II) Porphyrins for DSSC ApplicationsShweta Manchanda
Synthesis of Beta-Functionalized Metalloporphyrins and Their ApplicationsGaurav
Synthesis of Beta-Functionalized Metalloporphyrins and Their ApplicationsGaurav
Synthesis of Pi-Extended Porphyrins and Their PropertiesMandeep
Porphyrinoid Incorporated Biocompatible Nanogels for Medicinal ApplicationsR Abinaya
Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Porphyrins and Biodegradable PolymersRitin Komboj
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Synthesis and Applications of Beta- and Meso-Substituted PorphyrinsRavi KumarO2012-01
Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized Corroles and PorphyrinsPinky YadavO2012-01
Push-Pull Porphyrinoids: Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox PropertiesNitika GroverO2012-01
Design of Porphyrinoids and 1,8-Naphthyridine Hosts for Fluoride, Cyanide and Picric Acid SensingMandeep K. ChahalO2013-01
Functionalized Porphyrins and Their Application in DSSC, Electrocatalysis and Anion SensingKamal PrakashO2012-01
Functionalized Chlorins and Porphyrins: Synthesis, Spectral and Redox PropertiesNivedita ChaudhriO2013-01
Diverse Functionalized Porphyrins for Catalytic, EET and Sensor ApplicationsTawseef A. DarO2013-01
Porphyrin-Fullerene Host-Guest ComplexesPinki RathiO2014-01
Beta-Functionalized Porphyrinoids for Materials and Medicinal ApplicationsSandeep KumarO2017-01
Beta-Functionalized Corroles and Porphyrins for Material ApplicationsInderpalO2018-01
Beta-Functionalized Chlorins for Sensor and PDT ApplicationsRenu Kumari RohalO2018-01
Fused Porphyrinoids for Optoelectronic ApplicationsAmir SohelO2018-01
Synthesis and Applications of Octaphenylporphyrins (OPPs)Soni KumariO2018-01
Porphyrin-CNT Conjugates for Material ApplicationsMohd TasleemO2018-01
Functionalized Porphyrinoids for Solar Cell ApplicationsNivedita RanaO2019-01
Pi-Extended Porphyrinoids for Material ApplicationsVarusha BharadwajO2018-01
Functionalized Porphyrinoids for Material and Medicinal ApplicationsPradeep Singh ThakurO2018-01
Beta-Functionalinalized Porphyrins for Sensing ApplicationsRohitO2018-01
Beta-Functionalinalized Porphyrins for NLO ApplicationsSumit Kumar YadavO2019-01
Functionalinalized Porphyrinoids for PDT and PTT ApplicationsRajesh KumarO2019-01
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, JapanResearch Collaboration2020-07-07
University of North Texas, TX, USAResearch Collaboration2020-07-07
University of Houston, TX, USAResearch Collaboration2020-07-07
University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USAResearch Collaboration2020-07-07
University of Houston, Houston, TX, USAResearch Collaboration2020-07-07
Invitations
TopicOrganistaionDate
Beta-Functionalized Porphyrins, Chlorins and Corroles: Syntheses and Their Applications in Sensing, Catalysis and DSSCsCentral University of Jammu, Jammu2019-01
Synthesis and Applications of Meso- and Beta-Functionalized PorphyrinoidsVIT University, Vellore2019-01
Synthesis, Spectral and Electrochemical Properties of Highly Reducible pi-Extended Copper CorrolesSociety of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines2018-01
Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Intriguing Electrochemical Redox Properties of Difused-Chlorins and PorphyrinsElectrochemical Society, USA2018-01
DSSC and Electrocatalytic Applications of Functionalized PorphyrinsSociety of Biological Inorganic Chemistry2017-01
Naked-eye Detection of Toxic Anions using Porphyrinoid Chemosensors and their Reusability StudiesICPP-9, Nanjing, China2016-01
Synthesis and Applications of Asymmetric Beta- and Meso-Substituted PorphyrinsIIT Indore, India2016-01
Ratiometric and Colorimetric ‘Naked-eye’ Selective Detection of Cyanide ions by Porphyrinic Chemosensors and their Reversibility StudiesInstitut de Chimie Moléculaire de l'Université de Bourgogne, France2015-01
Asymmetric Beta-Substitution: An Inventive Path to Modulate Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox PropertiesJadavpur Univ., Kolkata2015-01
Asymmetrically Beta-Substituted Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties Electrochemical Society (ECS), Chicago, USA2015-01
Synthesis and Studies on Beta-Substituted Novel Push-Pull PorphyrinsICPP-8, Istanbul, Turkey 2014-01
Supramolecular Assemblies Composed of Saddle-Distorted Porphyrins having Peripheral Carboxyl GroupsICPP-7, Jeju Island, South Korea 2012-01
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Worked as Coordinator for the Workshop on Thinfilm Solar CellsSRIC and JEOL India2020-07
Worked as Treasurer for Intl. Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy, Environment & HealthSERB, BRNS, DRDO and INSA2020-07
Worked as Secretary for the 15th Symposium On Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XV)SERB, CSIR, BRNS and INSA2020-07
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized PorphyrinsNIT Kurukshetra2020-07
The Role of Porphyrinoids in Nanomedicine QIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2020-07
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisation
Prof. Francis D'SouzaDepartment of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Prof. G. V. PrakashDepartment of Physics, IIT Delhi
Prof. Karl M. KadishDepartment of Chemistry, University of Houston, Texas, USA
Dr. K. KrishnamoorthyCSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Prof. S. V. Rao,ARCHEM, University of Hyderabad
Prof. V. GanesanBanaras Hindu University (BHU)
Refereed Journal Papers
Selected Publications (Aug 2014 to Jun 2020)

1. M. Sankar*P. Rathi, A. Ganesan, S. Seetharaman, P. A. Karr and F. D'Souza “A Persubstituted Triphenylamine Bearing Dendritic Zinc Porphyrin to Host Endohedral Fullerene, Sc3N@C80: Formation and Excited State Electron Transfer”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c04392.

 

2. N. Grover and M. Sankar*, “N-Confused Porphyrin - A Unique "Turn-on” Chemosensor for F- and CN- ions and "Turn off" for ClO4- ions, Chem. Asian J. 2020, 15https://doi.org/10.1002/asia.202000557.

 

3. P. Rathi, Ekta, S. Kumar, D. Banerjee, S. V. Rao and M. Sankar*, “Unsymmetrical β-Functionalized ‘Push-Pull’ Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical, Electrochemical and Nonlinear Optical Properties”, Dalton Trans. 2020, 49, 3198-3208.

 

4. N. Chaudhri, L. Cong, A. S. Bulbul, N. Grover, W. R. Osterloh, Y. Fang, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish, “Structural, Photophysical, and Electrochemical Properties of Doubly Fused Porphyrins and Related Fused Chlorins”, Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 1481-1495.

 

5. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar*, “β-Functionalized Dibenzoporphyrins with Mixed Substitutents Pattern: Facile Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Electrochemical Redox Properties”, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 2514-2522.

 

6. P. Rathi, R. Butcher and M. Sankar*, “Unsymmetrical Nonplanar ‘Push-Pull’ β-Octa-substituted Porphyrins: Facile Synthesis, Structural, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties”, Dalton Trans. 2019, 48, 15002-15011 (Highlighted in the back cover of the journal).

 

7. L. Cong§, M. K. Chahal§, R. Osterloh, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish, “Synthesis, Electrochemistry, and Reversible Interconversion among Perhalogenated Hydroxyphenyl Ni(II) Porphyrins, Porphodimethenes, and Porpho-5,15-bis-paraquinone Methide”, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 14361-14376 (§these authors contributed equally to this work).

 

8. T. A. Dar, B. Uprety, M. Sankar* and M. R. Maurya, “Robust and Electron Deficient Oxidovanadium(IV) Porphyrin Catalyst for Selective Epoxidation and Oxidative Bromination Reactions in Aqueous Media”, Green Chem2019, 21, 1757-1768.

 

9. K. Prakash, A. Z. Alsaleh, Neeraj, P. Rathi, A. Sharma, M. Sankar* and F. D’Souza, “Synthesis, Spectral, Electrochemical and Photovoltaic Studies of A3B Porphyrinic Dyes having Peripheral Donors”, ChemPhysChem 2019, 20, 2627-2634 (Invited article for the Special Issue on Solar Cells).

 

10. K.  Prakash, M. Sankar*, S. Seetharaman, and F. D’Souza, “Synthesis, Electrochemical and Photochemical Studies on π-Extended Mono-β-Functionalized Porphyrin Dyads”, ChemPhotoChem. 2019, 3, 151-165.

 

11. K. Prakash, V. Sudhakar, K. Krishnamoorthy and M. Sankar*, “Trans-A2B2 ZnII-Porphyrin Dyes with Various Donor Groups and their Co-sensitization for Highly Efficient Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, Dyes Pigm. 2019, 160, 386-394.

 

12. N. Chaudhri, L. Cong, N. Grover, W. Shan, K. Ansul, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish, “Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Acetylacetone (acac) and Ethyl Acetate (EA) Appended β-Trisubstituted Push-Pull Porphyrins: Formation of Electronically Communicating Porphyrin Dimers”, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 13213-13224.

 

13. R. Kumar, V. Sudhakar, K. Prakash, K. Krishnamoorthy and M. Sankar*, “Tuning the Photovoltaic Performance of DSSCs by Appending Various Donor Groups on Trans-Dimesityl Porphyrin Backbone”, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2018, 1, 2793-2801 (One of the Most Read articles during May-July 2018).

 

14. N. Chaudhri, N. Grover and M. Sankar*, “Nickel Induced Skeletal Rearrangement of Free Base trans-Chlorins into Monofused Ni(II)-Porphyrins: Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Electrochemical Redox Properties”, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 11349-11360.         

    

15. N. Chaudhri, N. Grover and M. Sankar*, “Selective Conversion of Planar trans-Chlorins into Highly Twisted Doubly Fused-Porphyrins or -Chlorins via Oxidative Fusion”, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 6658-6668.

 

16. X. Ke, R. Kumar, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish, “Electrochemistry and Spectroelectro chemistry of Cobalt Porphyrins with π-Extending and/or Highly Electron-Withdrawing Pyrrole Substituents. In Situ Electrogeneration of σ-Bonded Complexes”, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 1490-1503.

 

17. N. Chaudhri, R. J. Butcher and M. Sankar*, “Synthesis, Structural, Photophysical, Electrochemical Redox and Axial Ligation Properties of Highly Electron Deficient Perchlorometalloporphyrins and Selective CN Sensing by Co(II) Complexes”, New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 8190-8199 (Invited article for the themed issue on Equilibrium Solution Coordination Chemistry).

 

18. M. K. Chahal, T. A. Dar and M. Sankar*, “Facile Synthesis of Functionalized Urea, Imidazolium Salt, Azide and Triazole from 2-Amino-5,7-Dimethyl-1,8-Naphthyridine Scaffold and their Utilization in Fluoride ion Sensing”, New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 10059-10066.

 

19. P. K. Sonkar, M. Yadav, K. Prakash, V. Ganesan, M. Sankar, D. K. Yadav and R. Gupta, “Electrochemical sensing of rifampicin in pharmaceutical samples using meso-tetrakis(4-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrinatocobalt(II) anchored carbon nanotubes”, J. Appl. Electrochem. 2018, 48, 937-946.

 

20. N. Chaudhri, N. Grover and M. Sankar*, “Versatile Synthetic Route for β-Functionalized Chlorins and Porphyrins by Varying the Size of Michael Donors: Syntheses, Photophysical & Electrochemical Redox Properties”, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 11532-11542 (Highlighted at ACS Inorg. Chem. journal site as HOT paper).

 

21. M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, “β-Dicyanovinyl Substituted Porphyrinogen: Synthesis, Reversible Sensor for Picric Acid among Explosives and Unique Sensor for Cyanide and Fluoride ions by Switching between Various Porphyrinoid States”, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11669-11678 (Highlighted by RSTV and leading Newspapers in India).

 

22. P. Rathi, M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, “Highly Electron Deficient Tetrabenzoquinone Appended Ni(II) and Cu(II) Porphyrins: Spectral, Solvatochromism, Electrochemical Redox and Tuneable F and CN Sensing Properties”, New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 11962-11968.

 

23. X. Ke, P. Yadav, L. Cong, R. Kumar, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish, “Facile and Reversible Electrogeneration of Porphyrin Trianions and Tetraanions in Nonaqueous Media from Electron Deficient β-Substituted Porphyrins”, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 8527-8537.

 

24. P. Yadav, M. Sankar*, X. Ke, L. Cong and K. M. Kadish, “Synthesis of π-Extended PhenylethynylCorroles and Their Intriguing Electrochemical Redox Properties”, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 10014-10022.

 

25. P. Yadav, R. Kumar, A. Kumar and M. Sankar*, “Mixed Tri β-Substituted Push-Pull Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical, Electrochemical and Theoretical studies”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 3269-3274.

 

26. M. K. Chahal, M. Sankar* and R. J. Butcher, “An Insight into Communication between β-olefin/phenyl olefin-mediated Acceptors and Porphyrin π-system: Way to establish Porphyrin based Chemodosimeters and Chemosensors”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 4530-4540.

 

27. K. Prakash, S. Manchanda, V. Sudhakar, N. Sharma, M. Sankar* and K. Krishnamoorthy, “Facile Synthesis of β-Functionalized ‘Push-Pull’ Zn(II) Porphyrin for DSSC Applications”, Dyes Pigm. 2017, 147, 56-66.

 

28. P. Sonkar, K. Prakash, M. Yadav, V. Ganesan, M. Sankar, R. Gupta and D. K. Yadav, “Co(II)-Porphyrins Decorated Carbon Nanotubes as Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions: An Approach for Fuel Cell Improvement”, J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 6263-6276.

 

29. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar*, “Facile Conversion of Ni(II) Cyclopropyl- chlorins into Novel β-Substituted Porphyrins through Acid-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Reaction”, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 424-437.

 

30. K. Prakash and M. Sankar*, “Borylated Porphyrin and its Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Elelcrochemistry and Deprotection-Protection Strategy for Anion Sensing”, Sensor and Actuators: B Chemical 2017, 240, 709-717. 

 

31. M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, “Switching between Porphyrin, Porphodimethene and Porphyrinogen using Cyanide and Fluoride ions mimicking Volatile Molecular Memory and 'NOR' Logic Gate”, Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 16404-16412.

 

32. N. Grover, M. Sankar*, Y. Song and K. M. Kadish, “Asymmetrically Crowded ‘Push-Pull’ Octaphenylporphyrins with Modulated Frontier Orbitals: Syntheses, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties”, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 584-597 (Highlighted as HOT PAPER and one of the most read article during Jan 2016).

 

33. R. Kumar, M. Sankar*, V. Sudhakar and K. Krishnamoorthy, “Synthesis and Characterisation of Simple Cost-effective Trans-A2BC-porphyrins with Various Donor Groups for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, New. J. Chem. 2016, 40, 5704-5713 (an Invited article for the themed issue on Nitrogen Ligands)

 

34. R. Kumar, N. Chaudhary, M. Sankar* and M. R. Maurya, “Electron Deficient Nonplanar β-Octachlorovanadylporphyrin as Highly Efficient and Selective Epoxidation Catalyst for Olefins”, Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 17720-17729.

 

35. R. Kumar, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar*, “Naked eye Selective Detection of CN ions by Electron Deficient Ni(II) Porphyrins and their Reversibility Studies”, Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 9149-9157 (One of the "Most accessed articles" during April 2015).

 

36. R. Kumar and M. Sankar*, “Synthesis, Spectral, and Electrochemical Studies of Electronically Tunable β-Substituted Porphyrins with Mixed Substituent Pattern”, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 12706-12719.

 

37. P. Yadav and M. Sankar*, “Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Electrochemical studies of Phosphoryl and Carbomethoxy Substituted Corroles and their Anion Detection Properties”, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 14680-14688 (One of the "Most accessed articles" during August 2014).

 

Oral presentation at the International and National Conferences (2014 - till date)

 

1. M. Sankar, 'β-Functionalized Porphyrins, Chlorins and Corroles: Syntheses and Their Applications  in Sensing, Catalysis and DSSCs' an invited talk presented at the Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences - 2019 (ETCS-2019) held at University of Jammu, Jammu, India organized by Central University of Jammu during March 14-15, 2019.

 

2. M. Sankar, 'Synthesis and Applications of Meso- and β-Functionalized Porphyrinoids' an invited talk presented at the International Conference on Chemical Sciences and Nanometerials - 2019 (ICCSN-2019) held at VIT University, Vellore, India during March 7-9, 2019.

 

3. P. Yadav, M. Sankar*, X. Ke, L. Cong and K. M. Kadish* 'Synthesis, Spectral and Electrochemical Properties of Highly Reducible π-Extended Copper Corroles' oral presentation at the 10th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-10) held at Munich, Germany during July 1-6, 2018.

 

4. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar* 'Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Intriguing Electrochemical Redox Properties of  Difused-Chlorins and Porphyrins' oral presentation at the 233rd Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting held at Seattle, USA during May 13-17, 2018.

 

5. K. Prakash, R. Kumar and M. Sankar* 'DSSC and Electrocatalytic Applications of β- and Meso-Functionalized Porphyrins' invited oral presentation at the 5th Symposium on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC-5) held at Kolkata, India during January 7-11, 2017.

 

6. M. Sankar* 'Naked-eye Detection of Toxic Anions and Picric Acid using Porphyrinoid Chemosensors and their Reusability Studies' invited lecture at the 6th National Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar during March 6-7, 2017.

 

7. M. K. Chahal, N. Chaudhri, K. Prakash, R. Kumar, N. Grover, P. Yadav and M. Sankar* 'Naked-eye Detection of Toxic Anions using Porphyrinoid Chemosensors and their Reusability Studies' invited oral presentation at the 9th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-9) held at Nanjing, China during July 3-8, 2016.

 

8. R. Kumar, N. Chaudhri, M. Chahal and M. Sankar*, 'Ratiometric and Colorimetric ‘Naked-eye’ Selective Detection of CN ions by Porphyrinic Chemosensors and their Reversibility Studies' oral presentation at 6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, September 13-17, 2015 at Beaune, France.

 

9. M. Sankar*, 'Asymmetric β-Substitution: An Inventive Path to Modulate Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties'. Invited Talk delivered at 16th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XVI) held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India during December 3-5, 2015.

 

10. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri, R. Kumar, M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar* 'Synthesis and Applications of Asymmetric β- and Meso-Substituted Porphyrins' an invited talk delivered at Frontiers in Inorganic and Organometallics held at IIT Indore, Simrol, India during April 14-15, 2016.

 

11. R. Kumar, N. Chaudhri, M. Chahal and M. Sankar*, 'Ratiometric and Colorimetric ‘Naked-eye’ Selective Detection of CN ions by Porphyrinic Chemosensors and their Reversibility Studies' oral presentation at 6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, September 13-17, 2015 at Beaune, France.

 

 12. R. Kumar, N. Grover, N. Chaudhri, K. Praksh and M. Sankar* 'Asymmetrically β-Substituted Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties' oral presentation at the 227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting held at Chicago, USA during May 25-28, 2015.

 

13. R. Kumar, N. Grover and M. Sankar* 'Synthesis and Studies on β-Substituted Novel Push-Pull Porphyrins' oral presentation at the 8th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-8) held at Istanbul, Turkey during June 22-27, 2014.

 

 

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