Mohitosh Bhadra

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



3316-WS06, L4-3710, Level 3, Building 4

Research Interests

Porous crystalline polymers are emerging materials suitable for heterogeneous catalysis. The long-range structural order helps to understand the orientation of catalytically active centers inside the framework. Moreover, the stability and the porosity provide an additional advantage to increasing the turnover number (TON) and good recyclability during the catalytic process.

Therefore, my research interest is in designing and synthesising new porous crystalline polymers for heterogeneous catalysis.

Selected Publications

Triazine Functionalized Porous Covalent Organic Framework for Photo-organocatalytic E-Z Isomerization of Olefins

M. Bhadra, S. Kandambeth, M. K. Sahoo, M. Addicoat, E. Balaraman, R. Banerjee

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 6152-6156, (2019).


Predesigned Metal-Anchored Building Block for In Situ Generation of Pd Nanoparticles in Porous Covalent Organic Framework: Application in Heterogeneous Tandem Catalysis

M. Bhadra, H. S. Sasmal, A. Basu, S. P. Midya, S. Kandambeth, P. Pachfule, E. Balaraman, R. Banerjee

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 13785–13792, (2017).


Tandem Catalysis by In-situ Generated Microporous COF–Pd Nanoparticle Hybrids

M. Bhadra, R. Banerjee

Acta Cryst., A70, C1034, (2017).


A Mechanochemically Synthesized Covalent Organic Framework as a Proton-Conducting Solid Electrolyte

D. B. Shinde†, H. B. Aiyappa†, M. Bhadra†, B. P. Biswal, P. Wadge, S. Kandambeth, B. Garai, T. Kundu, S. Kurungot, R. Banerjee

J. Mater Chem. A, 4, 2682-2690, (2016).


Convergent Covalent Organic Framework Thin Sheets as Flexible Supercapacitor Electrodes

A. Khayum M., V. Vijayakumar, S. Karak, S. Kandambeth, M. Bhadra, K. Suresh, N. Acharambath, S. Kurungot, R. Banerjee

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10, 28139-28146, (2018).


Predictably Selective (sp3)C–O Bond Formation through Copper Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling: Facile Synthesis of Dihydro-oxazinone Derivatives

A. Modak, U. Dutta, R. Kancherla, S. Maity, M. Bhadra, S. M. Mobin, D. Maiti

Org. Lett. 16, 2602–2605, (2014).

KAUST Affiliations

AMPM - Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials

PSE - Physical Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Porous Crystalline Polymers Covalent Organic Frameworks Heterogenous Catalysis Metal Nanoparticles