Dr. Raja Mitra

Designation : Assistant Professor

Broad Area of Expertise : Chemistry

Email : rajamitra{at}iitgoa.ac.in

Contact Number : 0832-2490-102

Address : F-14, IT Building

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Educational Qualifications

  1. 2006 : B.Sc (Chem Hons.), University of Calcutta, (Presidency College) Kolkata, India.
  2. 2008 : M.Sc., Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India.
  3. 2014 : Ph.D., Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India.

Areas of Research

Organometallic Chemistry, Mechanically Interlocked Molecules (MIMs), Catalysis, Coordination Chemistry

Courses Taught

2018          CH105 Inorganic Chemistry
2018          CH117 Chemistry Lab
2019          CH102 Inorganic Chemistry
2019          CH101L Chemistry Lab
2019-2020 CH801 Trends in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)
2019-2020 CH813 Advanced Organometallic Chemistry
2020-2021 CHL802 Analytical Techniques Laboratory
2020-2021 CH842 Application of Spectroscopy

Professional Appointments

  1. 2018-Present : Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Goa.
  2. 2017-2018 : Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Homogeneous Catalysis, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany, on "Chiral weakly coordinating anion in asymmetric catalysis". (Advisor: Prof. Benjamin List)
  3. 2015-2017 : Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut fur Organische Chemie, Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany, on "Supramolecular catalysts of 1,1'-binaphthyl based phosphates". (Advisor: Dr. Jochen Niemeyer)
  4. 2014-2015 : Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Homogeneous Catalysis, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kohlenforschung, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany, on "Platinum based anticancer active complexes with fluorinated bispidine derivatives". (Advisor: Prof. Klaus-Richard Porschke)

Recent Publications

  1. "Anticancer Activity of Hydrogen-Bond-Stabilized Half-Sandwich Ru(II) Complexes with Heterocycles" Mitra, R≠.; Das, S≠.; Shinde, S.V.; Sinha, S.; Somasundaram, K*; Samuelson, A. G*. Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 12278?12291. (≠Authors contributed equally) 
  2. "Substitution?Modulated Anticancer Activity of Half-Sandwich Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Heterocyclic Ancillary Ligands" Mitra, R.; Samuelson, A. G*. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 2014, 3536-3546.
  3. "A Bifunctional Chiral [2]Catenane Based on 1,1'-Binaphthyl-phosphates" Mitra R.; Thiele, M.; Octa-Smolin, F.; Letzel, M. C.; Niemeyer, J*. Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 5977-5980.
  4. "9,9-Difluorbispidine Analogues of Cisplatin, Carboplatin, and Oxaliplatin" Mitra, R.; Goddard, R.; Porschke, K. -R*. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 6712-6724. 
  5. "Functional Mechanically Interlocked Molecules: Asymmetric Organocatalysis with a Catenated Bifunctional Bronsted Acid" Mitra, R.; Zhu, H.; Grimme, S.; Niemeyer, J*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 11456-11459. (Selected as a Back Cover, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 11654)
  6. "Strong and Confined Acid Catalysts Impart Stereocontrol onto the Non-Classical 2-Norbornyl Cation" Properzi, R.; Kaib, P. S. J.; Leutzsch, M.; Pupo, G.; Mitra, R.; De, C. K.; Schreiner, P. R.; List, B.; ChemRxiv, 2019, https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.10887914.v1

Recognition and Awards

  • Dr Raja Mitra received the "Thieme Chemistry Journals Award" 2021.
  • Dr Raja Mitra is appointed as Head of a Max Planck Indian Partner Group 2021.

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