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IIT Delhi
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Tel: +91 11 2659 1504
Fax: +91 11 2658 1102


Department of Chemistry
VI Block
230 - First Floor
IIT Delhi
Tel: +91 11 2659 6564
Fax: +91 11 2658 1102


Born Kottayam, Kerala.
Ph.D. IIT Madras, 1989.
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 1990 (Prof. H. W. Roesky), University of Goettingen, Germany.
Post Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor, 1992, 1999 (Prof. J. M. Shreeve), University of Idaho, USA.
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1993-2002.
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2002-present.

Awards & Recognitions
1. Recepient: "Best chemistry teacher award 2013" awarded by Tata chemicals, Royal society of chemistry, ACT, CII and Godrej.
2. Recepient: "INSA teachers awards 2012" awarded by Indian National Science Academy for excellence in teaching science & inspiring students.
3. Distinguished consulting research professor Institute of Intensive Research in Basic sciences, Mahathma Gandhi University, Kerala.

Author of two textbooks for the IIT program
1. A collection of Interesting General Chemistry Experiments, 2002 and 2007, Universities Press.
2. Basic Organometallic Chemistry: Concepts, Syntheses and Applications of Transition metals, 2010, CRC Press and Universities Press (along with Prof. B.D Gupta, IIT Kanpur), Second Edition 2013

E-mail: elias

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Research Interests

Synthetic main group and organometallic chemistry. His focus is mainly on the inorganic phosphorus nitrogen heterocyclic compounds and organometallic compounds such as ferrrocene, cobalt based metal sandwich compounds and metallacycles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Selected Publications

1. Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Anil J. Elias, Pauline Malik and Christopher W. Allen, Reactions of alkyne and butadiyne- derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes with diiron and dimolybdenum carbonyls, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 10674.
2. Jatinder Singh, Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh and Anil J. Elias, New chiral palladacycles from an unprecedented cyclopalladation of cyclobutadiene bound phenyl groups of cobalt sandwich compounds, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1044.
3. Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, Synthesis, Spectral, and Structural Studies of Porphyrins Having Sterically Hindered Cobalt Sandwich Units at the Meso Position, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 12351.
4. Nem Singh and Anil J. Elias, Cyclopentadienyl disubstituted cobalt sandwich compounds : Precursors for sterically hindered bidentate chiral and achiral ligands, Organometallics. 2012, 31, 2059.

Group Members

Jatinder Singh (Ph.D.)
Mayukh Deb (Ph.D.)
Susanta Hazra (Ph.D.)
Prateek Agarwal(M.Sc)
Shuvadip Mallick (M.Sc)

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