Current Member

Dr. Sourav Chakraborty


Office: ISIS 2.07
Telp: +33 368 855 166

Postdoctoral Research Associates        Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires

(2018 to present)                         Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

                                                                   Supervisor: Prof. Luisa DeCola


Postdoctoral Research Associates        The University of Akron, Ohio, USA

       (2015 to 2017)                                     Supervisor: Prof. George R. Newkome

                                                                   Project Title: “Terpyridine Based Fractal Nano-Architectures: Design, Assembly and Properties.”


Educational Qualifications



Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Supervisor: Dr. Neeladri Das

Title of Thesis: “Synthesis of New Triptycene and Uracil Derivatives and Their Applications in Supramolecular Chemistry”


(Organic Chemistry)


Nagpur University


(Chemistry Hons.)


University of Calcutta


Awards and Certifications

 · Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2009) MHRD, India.  


Book Chapter and Review Article

  1. G. R. Newkome and S. Chakraborty, Eight-Membered and Larger Rings. In Prog. Heterocycl. Chem., Gordon, W. G.; John, A. J., Eds. Elsevier: 2017; Vol. 29, pp 635-655.
  2. G. R. Newkome, C. N. Moorefeld and S. Chakraborty, A Long Pathway to the Quantitative Assembly of Metallodendrimers, J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. 2017, doi:10.1007/s10904-017- 0676-8.



  1. S. Chakraborty, K. J. Endres, R. Bera, L. Wojtas, M. J. Saunders, N. Das, C. Wesdemiotis, and G. R. Newkome, Concentration Dependent Interconversions of Triptycene-Based Metallo-Supramolecular Cube, Prism, and Tetrahedron Cages, Dalton Trans. 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c7dt04571a.
  2. Y. Yao, S. Chakraborty, S. Zhu, K. J. Endres, T. Z. Xie, W. Hong, E. Manandhar, C. N. Moorefield, C. Wesdemiotis and G. R. Newkome, Stepwise, multicomponent assembly of a molecular trapezoid possessing three different metals, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 8038-8041. (equal contributions)
  3. S. Chakraborty, W. Hong, K. J. Endres, T.-Z. Xie, L. Wojtas, C. N. Moorefield, C. Wesdemiotis and G. R. Newkome, Terpyridine-Based, Flexible Tripods: From a Highly Symmetric Nanosphere to Temperature-Dependent, Irreversible, 3D Isomeric Macromolecular Nanocages, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3012-3020.
  4. M. Chen, J. Wang, S. Chakraborty, D. Liu, Z. Jiang, Q. Liu, J. Yan, H. Zhong, G. R. Newkome and P. Wang, Metallosupramolecular 3D Assembly of Dimetallic Zn4[RuL2]2 and Trimetallic Fe2Zn2[RuL2]2, Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 11087-11090.
  5. S. Chakraborty, R. Sarkar, K. Endres, T.-Z. Xie, M. Ghosh and C. N. Moorefield, M. J. Saunders, C. Wesdemiotis, and G. R. Newkome, Programmed Molecular Engineering: Stepwise, Multicomponent Assembly of a Dimetallic Metallotriangulane, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 5091-5095.
  6. S. Bhowmick, S. Chakraborty, S. R. Marri, J. N. Behera and N. Das, Pyrazine-Based Donor Tectons: Synthesis, Self-assembly and Characterization, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 8992-9001.
  7. S. Chakraborty, S. Bhowmick, J. Ma, H. Tan and N. Das, Size Dependent Effect of New Organometallic Triptycene Tectons on The Dimensions of Self-Assembled Macrocycles, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 290-297.
  8. S. Bhowmick, S. Chakraborty, A. Das, S. Nallapeta and N. Das, Pyrazine-Based Organometallic Complex: Synthesis, Characterization, and Supramolecular Chemistry, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 2543-2550.
  9. S. Bhowmick, S. Chakraborty, A. Das, P. R. Rajamohanan and N. Das, Pyrazine Motif Containing Hexagonal Macrocycles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Host–Guest Chemistry with Nitro Aromatics, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 8994-9001.
  10. S. Chakraborty, S. Mondal, S. Bhowmick, J. Ma, H. Tan, S. Neogi and N. Das, Triptycene Based Organometallic Complexes: A New Class of Acceptor Synthons for Supramolecular Ensembles, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 13270-13277.
  11. S. Chakraborty, S. Mondal and N. Das, Triptycene based chemosensors for selective detection of mercury(II)/iron(III) in aqueous medium, Inorg. Chim. Acta2014, 413, 214-220.
  12. S. Chakraborty, S. Mondal, R. Kumari, S. Bhowmick, P. Das and N. Das, Synthesis, Characterization and DNA Interaction Studies of New Triptycene Derivatives, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1290-1298.
  13. S. Chakraborty, S. Mondal, Q. Li and N. Das, Synthesis and characterization of triptycene based tripods and design of a metallasupramolecular cage, Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 1681-1685.
  14. S. Mondal, S. Chakraborty, S. Bhowmick and N. Das, Synthesis of Triptycene-Based Organosoluble, Thermally Stable, and Fluorescent Polymers: E?cient Host−Guest Complexation with Fullerene, Macromolecules 2013, 46, 6824-6831.
  15. S. Chakraborty, P. J. Sanz Miguel, F. M. Albertí and N. Das, Construction of preorganized uracil based polytopic tectons for hydrogen-bonded supramolecular architectures, J. Mol. Str. 2012, 1015, 99-105.

Symposia/Workshop Participation

  1. Poster Presentation at International Conference on Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, IACS, Kolkata.
  2. Workshop on Patent and IPR, organized by IIT Patna, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. 3rd March, 2013.


Presently working on coordination driven supramolecular chemistry. Passionate about indulging in further research areas like Coordination polymers/Metal organic framework (MOF), Design and synthesis of stimuli responsive smart materials.