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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:


    • Strengths of Different Lewis Bases in Stabilizing Titanium Fluorides: A Theoretical Insight
      D. Koley with S. Dutta, T. Mondal, S. De and K. Rudra, Inorg. Chim. Acta Just Accepted
    • Cyclometallation of a Germylene Ligand by Concerted Metalation-Deprotonation of a Methyl Group
      D. Koley with K. Bakthavachalam, S. Dutta, C. Arivazhagan, B. Raghavendra, A. Haridas, S. S. Sen and S. Ghosh, Dalton Trans. Just Accepted
    • Silanylidene and Germanylidene Anions: Valence Isoelectronic Species to the Well-studied Phosphinidene
      D. Koley with M. Siddiqui, S. Sinhababu, S. Dutta, S. Kundu, P. N. Ruth, A. Münch, R Herbst-Irmer, D. Stalke and H. W. Roesky, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 11776-11780
    • 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. 2018, 57, 3993-4008
    • 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. 2018, 24, 6155-6168
    • 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


News and Updates

    img October, 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 October, 2018

    Acceptance of our manuscript on Strengths of Different Lewis Bases in Stabilizing Titanium Fluorides in Inorg. Chim. Acta

    img February, 2018

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

    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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