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Dr. Debasis Koley

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata
Mohanpur-741 246, India
E-mail:koley@iiserkol.ac.in debakmpi@gmail.com
Phone:+91-33-66340000 (Extn: 1237)

 Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany (2006-2008)
  • Centenary Postdoctoral Fellow (Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry) in Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2009-2010)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, Mohanpur, India (2011-2015)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, Mohanpur, India (2015-present)


  • B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours):Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, University of Calcutta, 1999
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry): Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2001
  • Ph.D. (Computational Chemistry): Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, 2005

 Recent Publications:

    • Reagent for Introducing Base-Stabilized Phosphorus Atoms into Organic and Inorganic Compounds
      D. Koley with S. Kundu, S. Sinhababu, A. V. Luebben, T. Mondal, B. Dittrich and H. W. Roesky J. Am. Chem. Soc. Just Accepted
    • Solvent Promoted Regio- and Stereoselectivity in Ru-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation of Terminal Alkynes: A DFT Study
      D. Koley with B. Maity ChemCatChem Accepted Article
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Lewis Base Stabilized Mono- and Di-Organo Aluminum Radicals
      D. Koley with S. Kundu, S. Sinhababu, S. Dutta, T. Mondal, B. Dittrich, B. Schwederski, W. Kaim, A. C. Stückl and H. W. Roesky Chem. Comm. 2017, 53, 10516-10519
    • DFT Study on C-F Bond Activation by Group 14 Dialkylamino Metalylenes: A Competition between Oxidative Additions versus Substitution Reactions
      D. Koley with T. Mondal and S. De Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 10633-10643
    • Two Structurally Characterized Conformational Isomers with Different C-P Bonds
      D. Koley with S. Roy, K. C. Mondal, S. Kundu, B. Li, C. J. Schürmann, S. Dutta, R. Herbst-Irmer, D. Stalke and H. W. Roesky Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 12153-12157
    • Diverse Bonding Activations in the Reactivity of a Pentaphenylborole toward Sodium Phosphaethynolate: Heterocycle Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies
      D. Koley with Y. Li, R. K. Siwatch, T. Mondal, Y. Li, R. Ganguly, C-Wai So Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 4112-4120
    • A Phenoxo-bridged dicopper(II) Complex as a Model for Phosphatase Activity: Mechanistic Insights from Combined Experimental and Computational Study
      D. Koley with S. K. Barman, T. Mondal, F. Lloret, R. Mukherjee Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 4038-4054
    • The Computational Investigation on the Role of Disilene Substituents Towards N2O Activation
      D. Koley with B. Maity J. Phys. Chem. A 2017, 121, 401-417
    • An Unprecedented 1,4-diphospha-2,3-disila Butaiene (-P=Si-Si=P-) Derivative and a 1,3-diphospha-2-silaallyl Anion, Each Stabilized by the Amidinate Ligand
      D. Koley with S. Kundu, C. Mohapatra, P. P. Samuel, J. Kretsch, M. G. Walawalkar, R. Herbst-Irmer, D. Stalke, S. De and H. W. Roesky Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 192-195

News and Updates

    img February, 2018

    Totan's computational investigation on Transmetalation and Reductive Elimination Events from Pd(IV)-abnormal NHC Complexes in Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling got accepted in Chem. Eur. J. Congrats Totan!

    img January, 2018

    Applications are invited for a position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST-DFG collaborative project entitled “Rational development of regioselective difunctionalizations of arenes using carboxylates as deciduous groups”. Click here for details.

    img November, 2017

    Mr. Sayan Dutta received two best poster award, one in DCS Day, IISER Kolkata and other one in INDO-GERMAN Workshop on Computing in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine, IIIT Hyderabad. Congrats Sayan!

    img October 2017, 2017

    Bholanath's work on Ru-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation of Terminal Alkynes got accepted in ChemCatChem. Congrats BM!

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