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Debabrata Mukherjee

Assistant Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: d.mukherjee [at]
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Research Interest:

Synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry.Chemistry of Earth-abundant elements with special emphasis on the main group.Molecular metal hydrides.Porous organic polymers. Homo- and heterogeneous catalysis.Reaction mechanism and Kinetics.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (CHEM), Iowa State University, USA, 2013
  2. M.Sc. (CHEM), IIT Kanpur, 2005
  3. B.Sc. (CHEM), R. K. Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math (Calcutta University), 2005
  4. Higher Secondary (PHY, CHEM, MATH, STAT), R. K. Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math (West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Education), 2002
  5. Madhyamik (PHY, CHEM, MATH, BENG, ENG, HIST, GEO), Pandua Sashi Bhusan Saha High School (West Board of Secondary Education), 2000


  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2018 - 2019)
  3. Postdoctoral Researcher, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2017 - 2018)
  4. Alexander von Humboldt Postdoc Fellow, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2015 - 2017)
  5. Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (2013 - 2014)
  6. Teaching and Research Assistant, Iowa State University, USA (2007 - 2013)

Awards and Honors:

  1. Ramanujan Fellowship from SERB (2018)
  2. Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship from AvH Foundation (2014)

Selected Publications:

  1. 2018."A Masked Cuprous Hydride as a Catalyst for Carbonyl Hydrosilylation in Aqueous Solutions." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 58, 1818-1822
  2. 2018."Hydrido Complexes of Calcium: A New Family of Molecular Alkaline?Earth?Metal Compounds." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 9590-9602
  3. 2018."The Nature of the Heavy Alkaline Earth Metal–Hydrogen Bond: Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of a Cationic Strontium Hydride Cluster." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 3403-3411
  4. 2018."A monoanionic NNNN-type macrocyclic ligand for electropositive metal centers." Chem. Commun., 54, 2701-2714
  5. 2017."Molecular Magnesium Hydrides." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 1458-1473

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