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Dr. Debasis Koley

Associate Professor
RC-319, 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)

 Education:

  • 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:


    • Computational Investigation of Carbene−Phosphinidenes: Correlation between 31P Chemical Shifts and Bonding Features to Estimate the π-Backdonation of Carbenes
      D. Koley with S. Dutta, B. Maity and D. Thirumalai Inorg. Chem. Just Accepted
    • Mechanistic Exploration of the Transmetalation and Reductive Elimination Events from Pd(IV)-abnormal NHC Complexes in Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling: A DFT Study
      D. Koley with T. Mondal, S. De and S. Dutta Chem. Eur. J. Just Accepted
    • 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. 2018, 140, 151-154
    • Solvent Promoted Regio- and Stereoselectivity in Ru-Catalyzed Hydrocarboxylation of Terminal Alkynes: A DFT Study
      D. Koley with B. Maity ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 566-580
    • 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


News and Updates

    img March, 2018

    PhD positions are available. Prospective students having CSIR-NET, GATE or INSPIRE fellowship are encouraged to apply through the Ph. D. program of the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. Click here for details.

    img February, 2018

    Congratulations to Sayan and Bholanath on the acceptance of their manuscript on Computational Study of Carbene−Phosphinidenes in Inorg. Chem.

    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 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!

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