भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान गोवा

Dr. Raja Mitra

Assistant Professor

Chemistry Department


Address: F-14, IT Building


Courses Taught
CH105 : Inorganic Chemistry
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)
  • "Mitigating UVA Light Induced Reactivity of 6?Thioguanine through Formation of a Ru(II) Half?Sandwich Complex" Mitra, R.; Samuelson, A. G*. RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 24304?24306.
  • "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.
  • "Seleno-Nucleobases and Their Water-Soluble Ruthenium-Arene Half-Sandwich Complexes: Chemistry and Biological Activity" Mitra, R.; Pramanik, A. K.; Samuelson, A. G*. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 2014, 5733-5740.
  • "First Hyperpolarizability of Ru-half-sandwich Complexes: The Effect of Halogen Atom Substitution on the Ancillary Ligand" De, S.; Mitra, R.; Samuelson, A. G*; Das, P. K*. J. Orgmet. Chem., 2015, 785, 72-76.
  • "Organonickel(IV) Chemistry: A New Catalyst?" Mitra, R.; Porschke, K. -R*. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 7488-7491. "Organonickel(IV)-Chemie: ein neuer Katalysator?" Mitra, R.; Prschke, K. -R*. Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 7596-7598. [ChemInform Abstract: 2015, 46(33)] (Invited Highlights; most read paper of the month)
  • "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.
  • "Photophysical and Biological Studies with Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes of Selenodiazole Ligands" Mitra, R.; Shinde, S. V.; Somasundaram, K*; Samuelson, A. G*. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India Sec. A: Phy. Sci., 2016, 86, 511-520. (Invited for Organometallic themed issue)
  • "Rigidly Tethered Bis-phosphoric Acids: Generation of Tunable Chiral Fluorescent Frameworks and Unexpected Selectivity for the Detection of Ferric Ions" Octa-Smolin, F.; Mitra, R.; Thiele M.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Stegemann, L.; Strassert, C.; Niemeyer, J*. Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 10058-10067. (Selected as a Frontispiece)
  • "9,9-Difluorbispidine Analogues of Cisplatin, Carboplatin, and Oxaliplatin" Mitra, R.; Goddard, R.; Prschke, 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)
  • "Design and Synthesis of Enantiopure Tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) Borate Analogues for Asymmetric Counteranion Directed Catalysis" De, K. C.; Mitra, R.; List, B*. Synlett, 2017, 28, 2435-2438. (selected for Silicon in Synthesis and Catalysis Clusters; most read paper of the month)
  • "Dual Bronsted acid organocatalysis: Cooperative asymmetric catalysis with combined phosphoric and carboxylic acids" Mitra, R.; Niemeyer, J*. ChemCatChem 2018, 10,1221-1234 (Review article: Selected as a Frontispiece)