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Dr. Debasis Koley

Associate Professor
S-332, 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:

    • Cyclic Alkyl(amino) Carbene-Stabilized Monoradicals of Organosilicon(IV) Compounds with Small Substituents
      W. Li, S. Kundu, C. Köhler, J. Li, S. Dutta, Z. Yang,* D. Stalke,* R. Herbst-Irmer, A. C. Stückl, B. Schwederski, D. Koley,* W. Kaim,* H. W. Roesky,* Organometallics 2019, Just Accepted
    • (PhC(NtBu)2Al)2(SiH2)4 Six-Membered Heterocycle: Comparable in Structure to Cyclohexane
      J. Li, M. Zhong, H. Keil, H. Zhu,* R. Herbst-Irmer, D. Stalke,* S. De, D. Koley,* H. W. Roesky,* Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 2360-2363
    • Donor Stabilized Diatomic Gr. 14 E2 (E = C-Pb) Molecule D-E2-D (D = NHC, aNHC, NNHC, NHSi, NHGe, cAAC, cAACSi, cAACGe): A Theoretical Insight
      T. Mondal, S. Dutta, S. De, D. Thirumalai, D. Koley,* J. Phys. Chem. A 2019, 123, 565-581
    • Computational Exploration of Mechanistic Avenues in C-H Activation Assisted Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylative Coupling
      T. Mondal, S. Dutta, S. De, D. Koley,* J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 257-272
    • Strengths of Different Lewis Bases in Stabilizing Titanium Fluorides: A Theoretical Insight
      S. Dutta, T. Mondal, S. De, K. Rudra, D. Koley,* Inorg. Chim. Acta 2019, 485, 162-172
    • Cyclometallation of a Germylene Ligand by Concerted Metalation-Deprotonation of a Methyl Group
      K. Bakthavachalam, S. Dutta, C. Arivazhagan, B. Raghavendra, A. Haridas, S. S. Sen,* D. Koley,* S. Ghosh,* Dalton Trans. 2018, 47, 15835-15844
    • Silanylidene and Germanylidene Anions: Valence Isoelectronic Species to the Well-studied Phosphinidene
      M. Siddiqui, S. Sinhababu, S. Dutta, S. Kundu, P. N. Ruth, A. Münch, R. Herbst-Irmer, D. Stalke,* D. Koley,* 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
      S. Dutta, B. Maity, D. Thirumalai, D. Koley,* 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
      T. Mondal, S. De, S. Dutta, D. Koley,* Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 6155-6168
    • Reagent for Introducing Base-Stabilized Phosphorus Atoms into Organic and Inorganic Compounds
      S. Kundu, S. Sinhababu, A. V. Luebben, T. Mondal, D. Koley,* B. Dittrich,* H. W. Roesky,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 151-154

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News and Updates

    img February, 2019

    Mr. Sayan Dutta received best poster award in 16th Theoretical Chemistry Symposium (TCS 2019), BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus. Congrats Sayan!

    img December, 2018

    Acceptance of our manuscript on Computational Study of D-E2-D (E = C-Pb) Molecule in J. Phys. Chem. A

    img December, 2018

    Acceptance of our manuscript on Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylative Coupling in J. Org. Chem.

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