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Designation : Associate Professor Department : Chemistry E-Mail : skonar@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1313, 669 1313 Fax : +91 755 669 2392

Academic Details

  • Assistant Professor (October 2009-),Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.
  • Aexander von Humboldt Fellow (May 2008-October 2009), Universit�t Bielefeld, Fakult�t f�r Chemie, Germany.
  • Research Associate (September 2005-March 2008), at the Department of Chemistry,Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (April 2005-August 2005), at the Department of Chemistry,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (April 2004- March 2005), at the Department of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA.
  • Ph.D (2004), Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science(IACS), Jadavpur, Kolkata.


    • Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets
    • Metal-Organic Frameworks for Materials Application
    • Polyoxometalates for Catalysis
    • Nanoscopic Molecular Clusters and Cages


    • Synthesis, Structural and Magnetochemical Studies of Iron Phosphonate Cages based on {Fe3O}7+ Core S. Khanra, S. Konar, A. Clearfield, M. Halliwell, E. J. L. McInnes, E. Tolis, F. Tuna and R. E. P. Winpenny Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48 (12), 5338 5349.
    • Rare Examples of �-Nitrito-�2O,O : �O and �-Nitrito-�2O,O : �N Coordinating Modes in Copper(II) Nitrite Complexes with Mono-Anionic Tridentate Schiff Base Ligands: Structure, Magnetic and Electrochemical Properties B. Sarkar , S. Konar, C. J. G�mez Garc�a, A. Ghosh,Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47 (24), 11611 11619.
    • Synthesis and characterization of high nuclearity iron(III) phosphonate molecular clusters S. Konar, A. Clearfield Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47(13), 5573-5579. (Corresponding author) [Featured on Cover page]
    • Solvothermal synthesis and characterization of two high-nuclearity mixed- valent manganese phosphonate clusters S. Konar, A. Clearfield Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47(9), 3489-3491. (Corresponding author)
    • Mixed-valent dodecanuclear vanadium cluster encapsulating chloride anions and its reaction to form a  Bowl -shaped cluster S. Konar, A. ClearfieldInorg. Chem., 2008, 47(9), 3492-3494. (Corresponding author)
    • Synthesis and characterization of four metal-organophosphonates with 1, 2 and 3-dimensional structures S. Konar, J. ZoD, A. V. Prosvirin,K. R. Dunbar and A. Clearfield Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46(13), 5229-5236.
    • Site-specific nucleation and growth kinetics in hierarchical nanosyntheses of branched ZnO crystallites T. Zhang, W. Dong, M. K. Brewer, S. Konar, R. N. Njabon, and Z. Ryan Tian J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(33), 10960-10968.
    • Oxo-, hydroxo-, and peroxo-bridged Fe(III) phosphonate cages S. Konar, N. Bhuvanesh, A. Clearfield. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(30), 9604-9605.(Corresponding author).
    • Solid-State transformation from self-assembled nanosheets into ordered nanorods. S. Konar and Z. Ryan Tian. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110(9),4054-4057.
    • Syntheses, structural analyses, and magneto structural correlations of three polymeric Fe(II) complexes with azide ligand S. Konar, E. Zangrando, M.G. B. Drew, T. Mallah, J. Ribas and N. Ray Chaudhuri, Inorg. Chem., 2003, 42, 5966-5973.
    • The first unequivocally ferromagnetically coupled squarato complex: origin of the ferromagnetism in an interlocked 3D Fe (II) system S. Konar, M. Corbella, E. Zangrando, J. Ribas and N. Ray Chaudhuri, Chem. Commun., 2003, 1424-1425.
    • Structural analyses and magnetic properties of two novel 3D networks of Ni(II)- maleate and Mn(II)-adipate with flexible bpe ligand [bpe = 1,2 bis-(4-pyridyl)-ethane] P. S. Mukherjee, S. Konar, E. Zangrando, J. Ribas and N. Ray Chaudhuri, Inorg. Chem., 2003, 42, 2695-2703.
    • Syntheses of two new 1D and 3D networks of Cu(II) and Co(II)using malonate and urotropine as bridging ligands : crystal structure and magnetic studies S. Konar, P. S. Mukherjee, M.G. B. Drew, J. Ribas and N. Ray Chaudhuri,Inorg. Chem., 2003, 42, 2545-2552.
    • A Three-dimensional homometallic molecular ferrimagnet S. Konar, P. S. Mukherjee, E. Zangrando, F. Lloret and N Ray Chaudhuri, Angew. Chem, Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 1561-1563.