Swarup Chattopadhyay

Swarup Chattopadhyay

Swarup Chattopadhyay

Swarup Chattopadhyay

Department: Department of Chemistry
Phone Number: 7044775134
Institutional E-Mail: icskc@klyuniv.ac.in
Web URL: https://klyuniv.ac.in/professors/swarup-chattopadhyay/
Educational Qualifications:

Education:
B. Sc. University of Burdwan 1994 (awarded first class)
M. Sc. University of Burdwan 1996 (awarded first class)
Ph.D Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science/Jadavpur University 2002
Post-doctoral Research Experiences:
•Purdue University, Indiana, USA, 2002 – 2003, with Prof. R. A. Walton
•Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA, 2003 -2004, with Prof. F. A. Cotton
•University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2004 – 2006, with Prof. S. L. Scott
•Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, 2006 – 2008, with Prof. M. P. Jensen
•University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, 2008 – 2010, with Prof. T. A. Jackson
Professional Experience:
•Assistant Professor (2010 – 2022)– Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, INDIA

Awards and Honours (National/International)

Govt. of India National Scholarship
CSIR-NET Research Fellowship
Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship, Japan 2018

Collaborative Programs

• Dr. Paula Brandão, Department of Chemistry, CICECO-Institute of Materials, University
of Aveiro, Portugal.
•Dr. Indranil Chakraborty, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International
University, Miami, FL, USA
•Dr. Amitava Choudhury, Department of Chemistry, Missouri S & T (formerly University of
Missouri-Rolla), Rolla, MO, USA
•Prof. Keka Sarkar, Department of Microbiology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia,
WB, India.
•Prof. Arindam Bhattacharyya, Immunology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University
of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
•Dr. Asmita Samadder, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia,
India.
•Vinayak Rane, Radiochemistry Division, RLG, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai,
India.

Research Area:

1. Dirhenium Chemistry
2. Synthetic and Physical Inorganic Chemistry
3. Organometallic Chemistry
4. Biological Studies of Inorganic Complexes
5. Correlating Experimental Measurements with Computational Results
6. Relating Electronic Structure to Reactivity
7. Crystallography
Current Activities:
We are pursuing several research fronts rooted in synthetic, structural, physical inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry with emphasis on compounds of importance in electronic, biomimetic chemistry and energy science. The use of a range of tools including spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, magnetometry, electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, computations, photochemistry, catalysis, cryogenic techniques and electrochemistry reflect the breadth of problems under investigation. We use multiple-bonded bimetallic systems to study multi-electron redox chemistry for the activation of small molecules of energy and environmental importance. Spectroscopic methods used in our research include electronic absorption (UV-vis), electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) spectroscopies. These tools are particularly powerful when used in conjunction with computational methods, as they permit the characterization of the geometric and electronic structures of fleeting intermediates too unstable to be characterized using standard crystallographic methods. A strong synergy between experiment and computation is indispensable to our research.

Teaching Experience:

Number of Years of Teaching Experience: 12 Years (2010 – Present)
Primary Teaching Area: Inorganic Chemistry
Courses Currently Teaching: (i) Theories of Bonding (ii) Bio-inorganic Chemistry (iii) Boron Chemistry (iv) Principle and Application of EPR Spectroscopy (v) Principle and Application of NMR Spectroscopy (vi) Crystallography (vii) Metal-organic Framework Chemistry

Administrative Experiences

Section-In-Charge of Inorganic Chemistry Section

List of Publications(Peer-Reviewed)

•“Control of dominant conduction orbitals by peripheral substituents in paddle-wheel diruthenium alkynyl molecular junctions”
Shiori Ogawa, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Yuya Tanaka,* Tatsuhiko Ohto, Tomofumi Tada, Hirokazu Tada, Shintaro Fujii, Tomoaki Nishino and Munetaka Akita *
Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 10871–10877.
•“Dirhenium(III,III) trithiocarbamato complexes: experimental and theoretical investigation”
Suman Mallick, Purnananda Garu, Jagannath Chowdhury, Rajat Saha and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Trans. Met. Chem. 2021, 46, 583–591.
•“Novel dirhenium(III,III) complexes with bridging diphenylphosphinomethane and dithiocarbamato ligands: A combined experimental and theoretical study”
Suman Mandal , Suman Mallick , Purnananda Garu , Jagannath Chowdhury , Saikat Banerjee, Samya Sen, Keka Sarkar and Swarup Chattopadhyay *
Polyhedron 2021, 207, 115373.
•“Sulphido bridged dinuclear quadruple bond cleavage product from the reaction between Re2(μ-O2CCH3)4Cl2 and dithiocarbamate: An experimental and theoretical study”
Suman Mallick , Purnananda Garu , Jagannath Chowdhury , Rajat Saha and Swarup Chattopadhyay *
Polyhedron 2021, 208, 115422.
•“A series of ruthenium(II) organometallic complexes incorporating pyridine-2-carboxylato ligand: Detailed spectroscopic and computional studies”
Anikul Islam, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh and Swarup Chattopadhyay *
J. Ind. Chem. Soc. 2021, 98, 100048.
•“The first examples of triply bonded dirhenium(II,II) complexes that contain bis(diphenylphosphino)-methane and dithiocarbamato ligands: spectroscopic, structural, cytotoxicity and computational studies”
Suman Mandal, Suman Mallick, Purnananda Garu, Jagannath Chowdhury, Asmita Samadder, Jayeeta Das, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh and Swarup Chattopadhyay *
New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 4081–4091.
•“Pyridine-2-carboxylato chelated acylrhodium(III) organometallics: Spectroscopic, structural and theoretical studies”
Anikul Islam , Suman Mandal , Samantha J. Carrington , Indranil Chakraborty and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Polyhedron 2019, 172 , 15–21.
•“Pyridine-2-olato chelated ruthenium(II) organometallics incorporating iminephenol function: spectroscopic, structural, electrochemical, and theoretical studies”
Anikul Islam, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Suman Mondal, Paula Brandão and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
J. Coord. Chem. 2019, 72, 164–179.
•“Spectroscopic, structural, electrochemical, and cytotoxicity studies on dithiocarbamato-chelated ruthenium organometallics incorporating imine-phenol function”
Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Suman Mandal, Sudip Mohapatra, Annesha Chatterjee, Arindam Bhattacharyya and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
J. Coord. Chem. 2019, 72, 180–200.
•“Ruthenium─Carbon(Aryl) Bond Cleavage and Change in the Ligand Coordination Mode in a Four-Membered Ortho-Metalated Ruthenium(II) Organometallics Promoted by Thiolato Ligands”
Mrinal K. Ghosh, Suman Mandal, Anikul Islam, Sudip Mohapatra, and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 6710–6716.
•“The First Examples of Multiply Bonded Dirhenium(III,II) Paramagnetic Complexes that Contain Nitrobenzoate Ligands: Spectroscopic, Structural, Cytotoxicity and Computational Studies”
Suman Mallick, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Suman Mandal, Vinayak Rane, Ramakant Kadam, Annesha Chatterjee, Arindam Bhattacharyya and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans, 2017, 46, 5670–5679.
•“Cleavage of Ru-C(aryl) Bond of a Four-membered Ortho-metalated Ruthenium(II) Organometallics by Mercaptopyrimidine and Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate Ligands: Spectroscopic, Structural and Computational
Studies”
Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Suman Mallick, Anikul Islam, Sudip Mohapatra and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Polyhedron 2016, 104, 73–79.
•“Dirhenium Paddlewheel Complexes Bearing para-Substituted Triphenylguanidinate Ligands : Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Computational studies”
Suman Mallick, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Anikul Islam and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
J. Indian. Chem. Soc. 2015, 92, 1875-1883.
•“Triphenylguanidine-Promoted ortho-Metalation Reaction in a Triply Bonded Dirhenium System – Spectroscopic, Structural, and Computational Studies”
Suman Mallick, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 1759–1765.
•“Acetylacetonato Chelated Ruthenium Organometallics Incorporating Imine–phenol Function: Spectroscopic, Structural, Electrochemical and Cytotoxicity Studies”
Suman Mallick, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Ananda Sarkar, Samir Jana, Arindam Bhattacharyya, Sudip Mohapatra and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 430, 36–45.
•“Synthesis, Structure and Spectral Properties of Dithiocarbamato Bridged Dirhenium(III,II) Complexes: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study”
Suman Mallick, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh , Manoj Mohapatra , Sudip Mohapatra and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Inorg. Chim. Acta 2015, 424, 129-135.
•“Steric and Electronic Effects on Arylthiolate Coordination in the Pseudotetrahedral Complexes [(TpPh,Me)Ni–SAr] (TpPh,Me = hydrotris{3-phenyl-5-methyl-1-pyrazolyl}borate)”
Tapash Deb, Caitlin M. Anderson, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Huaibo Ma, Victor G. Young and Michael P. Jensen*
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans, 2014, 43, 17489-17499.
•“Reactions of the Dirhenium(III) Complex Re2(-O2CCH3)4Cl2 with Triphenylguanidine: Dirhenium Paddlewheel Complex Versus the Mononuclear Quadruple Bond Cleavage Product”
Suman Mallick, Mrinal Kanti Ghosh, Rajat Saha and Swarup Chattopadhyay*
Polyhedron 2014, 71, 104–110.
•“Reaction Landscape of a Pentadentate N5-ligated MnII Complex with O2˙− and H2O2 Includes Conversion of a Peroxomanganese(III) Adduct to a bis(μ-oxo)-dimanganese(III,IV) Species”
Domenick F. Leto, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Victor W. Day and Timothy A. Jackson*
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 13014–13025.
•“Electrochemical Formation of MnIII-peroxo Complexes Supported by Pentadentate Amino Pyridine and
Imidazole Ligands”
Sanae El Ghachtouli, H. Y. Vincent Ching, Benedikt Lassalle-Kaiser, Re´gis Guillot, Domenick F. Leto, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Timothy A. Jackson,* Pierre Dorlet* and Elodie Anxolabehere-Mallart*
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 5696–5698.
•“Oxidative Assembly of Octahedral Nickel(II)-tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)methane(Tpm) Complexes by Reaction of Ni(COD)2 (COD = 1,5-cyclooctadiene) with Putative Oxene and Nitrene Precursors”
Shengwen Liang, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Jeffrey L. Petersen, Victor G. Young Jr., and Michael P. Jensen*
Polyhedron 2013, 50, 75–81.
•“Geometric and Electronic Structures of Peroxomanganese(III) Complexes Supported by Pentadentate Amino-Pyridine and -Imidazole Ligands”
Robert A. Geiger, Domenick F. Leto, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Pierre Dorlet, Elodie Anxolabhre-Mallart, and Timothy A. Jackson*
Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 10190–10203.
•“Nucleophilic Reactivity of a Series of Peroxomanganese(III) Complexes Supported by Tetradentate Aminopyridyl Ligands”
Robert A. Geiger, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Victor W. Day and Timothy A. Jackson*
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 1707–1715.
•“Interactions Involving Lewis Acidic Aluminum Sites in Oxide-Supported Perrhenate Catalysts”
Brian C. Vicente, Ryan C. Nelson, Anthony W. Moses, Swarup Chattopadhyay, and Susannah L. Scott*
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 9012–9024.
•“Oxo- and Hydroxomanganese(IV) Adducts: A Comparative Spectroscopic and Computational Study”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Robert A. Geiger, Guochuan Yin, Daryle H. Busch and Timothy A. Jackson*
Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 7530–7535.
•“A Series of Peroxomanganese(III) Complexes Supported by Tetradentate Aminopyridyl Ligands: Detailed Spectroscopic and Computational Studies”
Robert A. Geiger, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Victor W. Day, and Timothy A. Jackson*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2821–2831.
•“Steric Titration of Isomeric Arylthiolate Coordination Modes at Pseudotetrahedral Nickel(II)”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Jeffrey L. Petersen, Victor G. Young, Jr. and Michael P. Jensen*
Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 457–467.
•“Solid-state Spectroscopic and Structural Investigation of cis-(CH3)2Au(O,O´-acac)”
Miyako Hisamoto, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Juergen Eckert, Guang Wu and Susannah L. Scott*
J. Chem. Crystallogr. 2009, 39(3), 173–177.
•“Harnessing Scorpionate Ligand Equilibria for Modeling Reduced Nickel Superoxide Dismutase Intermediates”
Huaibo Ma, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Jeffrey L. Petersen and Michael P. Jensen*
Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 7966–7968.
•“Arylthiolate Coordination and Reactivity at High-spin Nickel(II): Modulation by Non-Covalent Interactions”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Tapash Deb, Huaibo Ma, Jeffrey L. Petersen, Victor G. Young, Jr. and Michael P. Jensen*
Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 3384–3392.
•“Spectroscopically Distinct Sites Present in Methyltrioxorhenium Grafted onto Silica-Alumina, and their Abilities to Initiate Olefin Metathesis” Anthony W. Moses, Christina Raab, Ryan C. Nelson; Heather D. Leifeste, Naseem A. Ramsahye, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Juergen Eckert, Bradley F.Chmelka and Susannah L. Scott*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 8912–8920.
•“The Structure of Methyltrioxorhenium Chemisorbed on Silica-Alumina” Anthony W. Moses, Naseem A. Ramsahye, Christina Raab, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Bradley F. Chmelka, Juergen Eckert and Susannah L. Scott* Organometallics 2006, 25, 2157–2165.
•“On the Nature of Trimethylgallium-modified Silica”
Ziyad A. Taha, Eric W. Deguns, Swarup Chattopadhyay and Susannah L. Scott*
Organometallics 2006, 25, 1891–1899.
•“The Reactions of 2-hydroxypyridine Ligands with Re2Cl4( -dppm)2 (dppm=Ph2PCH2PPh2) that Lead to 2-pyridonate Complexes” Swarup Chattopadhyay, Phillip E. Fanwick and Richard A. Walton*
Inorg. Chim. Acta 2004, 357, 764–768.
•“A Novel Dirhenium(III) Complex with Bridging Picolinate and Methoxide Ligands from the Reaction Between cis-Re2( -O2CCH3)2Cl4(H2O)2 and Picolinic Acid”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Phillip E. Fanwick and Richard A. Walton*
Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2003, 6, 1358–1361.
•“Reactions of the Triply-bonded Complex cis-Re2( -O2CCH3)2Cl2( -dppm)2 with Pyridine Carboxylic Acids. The Isolation and Structural Characterization of a Third Structural Isomer of Re2(dipic)Cl2( -dppm)2(dipic = pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate)”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Phillip E. Fanwick and Richard A. Walton*
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 2003, 3617–3621.
•“Reactions of the Dirhenium(II) Complex Re2Cl4( -dppm)2 with Pyridinecarboxylic Acids. Examples of Bidentate O,O versus N,O Coordination and Tridentate O,N,O Coordination and Structural Isomers that Contain the Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate Ligand”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Phillip E. Fanwick and Richard A. Walton*
Inorg. Chem. 2003, 42, 5924–5931.
•“Chemistry of a New Family of Aryl Ruthenium Species Incorporating Alpha-diimine Chelation and a Pendant Imine-phenol Function” Bikash Kumar Panda, Kaushik Ghosh, Swarup Chattopadhyay and Animesh Chakravorty*
Journal of Organomet. Chem. 2003, 674, 107–115.
•“Isonitrile Insertion into the Ru-O Bond and Migratory C-C Bond Formation. Novel Organoruthenium Imidic Ester and Acyl Species” Bikash Kumar Panda, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Ghosh and Animesh Chakravorty*
Organometallics 2002, 21, 2773–2780.
•“Synthesis and Structure of Pyridine-2-thiolato Ruthenium Aryls Bearing a Pendant Imine-phenol Function”
Bikash Kumar Panda, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Ghosh and Animesh Chakravorty*
Polyhedron 2002, 21, 899–904.
•“A Family of Thioxanthato Ruthenium and Osmium Aryls”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Bikash Kumar Panda, Kaushik Ghosh and Animesh Chakravorty*
Israel J. Chem.(F. A. Cotton Issue) 2001, 41, 139–144.
•“Nitrite Linkage Isomerization Promoted by Alkyne Insertion in Ruthenium Organometallics”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Ghosh, Sujay Pattanayak and Animesh Chakravorty*
Indian J. Chem. 2001, 40A, 1–3.
•“A Family of Organoruthenium Nitrites: Alkyne Insertion, Linkage Isomerization and Ring Nitration”
Swarup Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Ghosh, Sujay Pattanayak and Animesh Chakravorty* J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 2001, 1259–1265.
•“Alkyne Insertion into the Ru-C Bond of a Four-membered Metallacycle. Insertion Rate and Reaction Pathway” Kaushik Ghosh, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Sujay Pattanayak and Animesh Chakravorty*
Organometallics 2001, 20, 1419–1423.
•“A New Family of Acylrhodium Organometallics”
Sujay Pattanayak, Swarup Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Ghosh, Sanjib Ganguly, Prasanta Ghosh and Animesh Chakravorty* Organometallics 1999, 18, 1486–1494.

Invited Lecture / Session Chaired

Delivered a popular lecture entitled “Chemistry is Everywhere” in the One day outreach program on Scientific Social Responsibility at the Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani.

Details of Extra Mural Research Funding

Sl. No Grant Agency Title of The Project Duration / Tenure Total Cost of The Project
1

CSIR

The Fascinating Chemistry of Dirhenium Incorporating Different Dithiocarbamato Ligands: Spectroscopic, Structural and Computational Studies

July 2017 u2013June 2020

10.8 lakh

2

SERB-DST

The Chemistry of Dirhenium Incorporating the Guanidinate Ligands: From Organometallic to Supramolecular Chemistry and Possible Applications

September 2011 u2013 March 2015

40 lakh

Membership of Learned Societies

American Chemical Society
Life Member of Indian Chemical Society
Life Member of Chemical Research Society of India

ORCID ID https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-7580-878X
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Research Supervision

1. Dr. Suman Mallick (Degree awarded on 22-02-2016)
2. Dr. Mrinal K. Ghosh (Degree awarded on 26-02-2018)
3. Dr. Anikul Islam (Degree awarded on 12-02-2021)
4. Dr. Suman Mandal (Degree awarded on 04-03-2022)
5. Jagannath Chowdhury (currently working as CSIR-SRF)
6. Purnananda Garu (currently working as URS-SRF)

Scholars Awarded

Sl. No Name Photo Current Status
1 Purnananda Garu

Ongoing (URS-SRF)

2 Jagannath Chowdhury

ongoing (CSIR-SRF)

3 Dr. Suman Mandal

Awarded

4 Dr. Anikul Islam

Awarded

5 Dr. Mrinal K. Ghosh

Awarded

6 Dr. Suman Mallick

Awarded

Current Openings
02, only CSIR/INSPIRE fellows will be considered for the vacant positions.

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