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Swadhin Mandal

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: swadhin.mandal [at]
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Research Interest:

Organometallic chemistry and its application in catalysis, new drug development and material chemistry

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 2002
  2. MSc (Chemistry), University of Kalyani, 1996, Secured first rank in University
  3. BSc (Chemistry), University of Kalyani, 1993, Secured 3rd Rank in University


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (2013 - 2014)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2007 - 2013)
  4. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Goettingen (2006 - 2007)
  5. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside (2002 - 2005)

Awards and Honors:

  1. SKM delivers Physics Colloquium from University of Greifswald, Germany (2016)
  2. Honor from ACS (2014)
  3. Honor from ACS (2013)
  4. YIM Boston Young Scientist Award from YIM Boston at MIT, USA (2012)
  5. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2005)

Selected Publications:

  1. Ahmed, J.; Prasannan, S.; Vijaykumar, G.; Jose, A.; Raj, M. and Mandal, S. K.. 2017."A new face of phenalenyl-based radicals in the transition metal-free C–H arylation of heteroarenes at room temperature: trapping the radical initiator via C–C ?-bond formation." Chem. Sci., ,
  2. Mukherjee, A.; Sau, S. C. and Mandal, S. K,. 2017."Exploring Closed-Shell Cationic Phenalenyl: From Catalysis to Spin Electronics." Acc. Chem. Res., 50, 1679-1691
  3. Sau, Samaresh Chandra; Bhattacharjee, R.; Vardhanapu, Pavan Kumar; Vijaykumar, Gonela; Datta, A. and Mandal, Swadhin Kumar. 2016."Metal Free Reduction of CO2 to Methoxyborane Under Ambient Conditions through Borondiformate Formation." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 15147
  4. Paira, Rupankar; Singh, Bhagat; Hota, Pradip K; Ahmed, Jasimuddin; Sau, Samaresh Ch; Jhonpeter, Justin and Mandal, Swadhin K. 2016."Phenalenyl Based Radical in Transition Metal Free Catalytic C-H Functionalization." J. Org. Chem., 81, 2432–2441
  5. Paryar, Anand; Vijaykumar, Gonela; Dey, Suman Kr.; Singh, Santosh K; Kurongot, Shreekumar and Mandal, Swadhin K. 2015."Switching Closed-Shell to Open-Shell Phenalenyl: Toward Designing Electroactive Materials." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 5955-5960

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