Assistant Professor
Ph.D. UPMC, Paris-6
Phone: +91 80 2293 3310

Switchable Molecular Magnetic Materials Lab

We are working in the interfaces between Inorganic, Physical and Materials Chemistry. Our research focuses mainly on the design and synthesis of new Switchable Molecular Materials (SMMs). These molecular systems exhibit several advantages such as the chemical and structural versatility, low density, solubility towards conventional solvents and also having interesting physical properties such as (Photo)magnetic, Photoluminescence, Electro- and Thermal transport, Magnetocaloric effect and Optical properties. Some of these materials will be anchored with carbon nanotubes or grafted onto silica nanoparticles for the preparation of exciting hybrid materials. Such systems offer appealing future applications for electronic devices, molecular switches and sensors, information storage/processing and high-density recording media. Various physical techniques are used for characterization, such as (variable temperature) FT-IR, UV-Vis (Solid-state and solution), Raman, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Cyclic Voltammetry, NMR (Solution and Solid-state), Mass Spectrometry, Single crystal and powder X-Ray Diffraction (under irradiation), EPR, Mössbauer, Electron Microscopy, SQUID Magnetometer (under irradiation) and PPMS Succeptometer.
We are looking for highly motivated students and if you interested about our research work, please email me or visit our department (SSCU, Room no: 003).

1) Anionic Boron- and Carbon-Based Hetero-Diradicaloids Spanned by a p-Phenylene Bridge.

Maiti, A.; Zhang, F.; Krummenacher, I.; Bhattacharyya, M.; Mehta, S.; Moos, M.; Lambert, C.; Engels, B.*; Mondal, A.*, Braunschweig, H.*; Ravat, P.; Jana A* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c12624

2) Effect of Ligand Substituent and Tuning the Spin-State Switching in Manganese(III) Complexes.

Ghosh, S; Bagchi, S; Kamilya, S.; Mondal, A.* Dalton Trans., 2021 DOI: 10.1039/D1DT00284H

3) Reversible Spin-State Switching and Tuning of Nuclearity and Dimensionality via Nonlinear Pseudohalides in Cobalt (II) Complexes.

Ghosh, S.; Kamilya, S.; Rouzières, M.; Herchel, R.; Mehta, S.; Mondal, A.* Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 17638.

4) Access to heteroleptic fluorido‐cyanido complexes with a large magnetic anisotropy by fluoride abstraction.

Liu, J.‐L.; Pedersen, K. S.; Greer, S. M.; Oyarzabal, I.; Mondal, A.; Hill, S.; Wilhelm, F.; Rogalev, A.; Tressaud, A.; Durand, E.; Long, J. R.; Clérac R., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 10306.

5) Stepwise Spin-State Switching in a Manganese (III) Complex.

Ghosh, S; Bagchi, S; Das, M.; Kamilya, S.; Mondal, A.* Dalton Trans., 2020, DOI:10.1039/D0DT02746D.

6) ON/OFF Photoswitching and Thermoinduced Spin Crossover with Cooperative Luminescence in a 2D Iron(II) Coordination Polymer.

Ghosh, S.; Kamilya, S.; Pramanik, T.; Rouzières, M.; Herchel, R.; Mehta, S.; Mondal, A.* Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 13009.

7) Two-Step Thermo-Induced Metal-to-Metal Electron Transfer and ON/OFF Photo-Switch in a Molecular [Fe2Co2] Square Complex.

Kamilya, S.; Ghosh, S.; Li, Y.; Dechambenoit, P.; Rouzieres, M.; Lescouezec, R.; Mehta, S.; Mondal, A.* Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 11879. (FEATURED ARTICLE)

8) Reversible Thermo-Induced Spin Crossover in a Mononuclear cis-Dicyanamido-Cobalt(II) Complex Containing Macrocyclic Tetradentate Ligand.

Ghosh, S.; Selvamani, S.; Mehta, S.; Mondal, A.* Dalton Trans.2020, 49, 9208.

9) Tuning of Spin Crossover Properties in a Series of Mononuclear Cobalt(II) Complexes Based on Macrocyclic Tetradentate Ligand and Pseudohalide Coligands.

Ghosh, S.; Selvamani, S.; Kamilya, S.; Mehta S.; Mondal, A.* Dalton Trans., 2020, DOI: (HOT ARTICLE)

10) Effect of Coordination Geometry on Magnetic Properties in a Series of Cobalt(II) Complexes and Structural Transformation in Mother Liquor.

Ghosh, S.; Kamilya, S.; Das, M.; Mehta, S.; Boulon, M.-E.; Nemec, I.; Rouzières, M.; Herchel, R.; Mondal, A.* Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 7067.