Born: Kharagpur, West Bengal
Ph.D. from Panjab University, Chandigarh under the supervision of Prof. S. P. Narula in 1985.
CNRS fellow with Prof. Robert Corriu at the University of Montpellier, France before joining Panjab University, Chandigarh, in 1988 as a UGC Research Scientist and subsequently as a faculty in 1995.
Joined Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1997

Research Interests

Inorganic Polymers, Organometallic Chemistry/ Coordination chemistry of silicon, germanium and tin.

His current research interests are development of new methodologies for the design and synthesis of Organotin coordination polymers/metal-directed supramolecular assemblies/functional organosilicon polymers and their applications.

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Crystal Structure of a Diorganostannate (Ref 1)

Selected Publications

  1. Shankar, R.; Singla N.; Asija M.; Kociok-KoØhn G.; Molloy K. C. Synthesis and Structural Studies of Diorganotin(IV)-Based Coordination Polymers Bearing Silaalkylphosphonate Ligands and Their Transformation into Colloidal Domains. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 6195 – 6203
  2. Shankar, R.; Asija M.; Singla N.; Basu S.; Kociok-KoØhn G.; Molloy K. C. Synthesis, characterization and selective de-esteri ?cation of diorganotinbis-( O -methylphosphite)s†. Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 15591
  3. Shankar, R.; Chaudhary M.; Molloy K. C.; Kociok-KoØhn G. New cyclotetrasiloxanes bearing sila-alkyl substituted side chains and their applications as templates for gold nanowires †. Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 7768-74
  4. Shankar, R.; Singh R.; Kociok-KoØhn G.; Molloy K. C. Studies on the Coordination Behavior of Methanesulfonate in Zinc(II) Based Two and Three Dimensional Supramolecular Assemblies. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. A Phys. Sci. (April–June 2014) 84(2):157–163, DOI 10.1007/s40010-013-0121-5
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