भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान गोवा

Assistant Professor

Chemistry Department



Address: F-14, IT Building


Courses Taught
2018   CH105 Inorganic Chemistry
2018   CH117 Chemistry Lab
2019   CH102 Inorganic Chemistry
2019   CH101L Chemistry Lab
2019   CH801 Trends in Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry)
2019   CH813 Advanced Organometallic Chemistry
2020   CHL802 Analytical Techniques Laboratory
2020   CH842 Application of Spectroscopy
Areas of Research
Organometallic Chemistry, Mechanically Interlocked Molecules (MIMs), Catalysis
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.

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)

Representative Publications
  • "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)
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "9,9-Difluorbispidine Analogues of Cisplatin, Carboplatin, and Oxaliplatin" Mitra, R.; Goddard, R.; Porschke, K. -R*. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 6712-6724.
  • "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)
  • "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