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Name Dr. Subal Chandra Manna
Designation Associate Professor
Department Name CHEMISTRY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-375 / Centrex Extn. 375
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Address Dept. of Chemistry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 721102, West Bengal, India
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Post Doctoral ResearchMissouri University of Science and Technology,US2016
Ph.D.Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) [Supervisor: Prof. N. Ray Chaudhuri]2007
M.Sc.Vidyasagar University2002

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University (Since April 2017)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University (March 2008 to March 2017)
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Suri Vidyasagar College (April 2005 to March 2008)

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Inorganic Chemistry
Structure-property relationships in coordination compounds
Metal-organic frameworks
Supramolecular chemistry

Course/ Subject Taught
Chemical Applications of Group Theory
Inorganic Photochemistry
EPR spectroscopy

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Schiff base and azido coordinated di-/poly-nuclear cadmium(II) complexes: Crystal structure, photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue and thermal analysisPolyhedron, 2020, 177, 114296.2020Elsevier
Tridentate Schiff base and 4,4-bipyridine coordinated di/polynuclear Cu(II) complexes: Synthesis, crystal structure, DNA / protein binding and catecholase activityApplied Organometallic Chemistry, 2020,
Electro-catalytic hydrogen evolution and magnetic behavior of N-doped-rGO supported NixPySN Applied Sciences, 2020, 2:993.2020Springer Nature
Field-Induced Slow Magnetic Relaxation in Mixed Valence Di- and Tri-nuclear Co(II)-Co(III) ComplexesDalton Trans., 2020, 49, 9516–9528 .2020Royal Society of Chemistry
Tetranuclear and 1D Polymeric Cd(II) Complexes with a Tetrapyridyl Imidazolidine Ligand: Synthesis, Structure, and Fluorescence Sensing ActivityCrystal Growth & Design 2020, 20, 2904-2913.2020American Chemical Society
Tridentate Schiff base coordinated trigonal bipyramidal / square pyramidal copper(II) complexes: Synthesis, crystal structure, DFT / TD-DFT calculation, catecholase activity and DNA bindingJournal of Molecular Structure 2019, 1189, 94 -101.2019Elsevier
Structure and magnetic characterization of tetranuclear closed/double-open cubane core, and 1D polynuclear copper(II) complexesJournal of Solid State Chemistry 2019, 271, 378–385.2019Elsevier
Synthesis, crystal structure, cytotoxicity study, DNA / protein binding and molecular docking of dinuclear copper(II) complexesInorganica Chimica Acta, 2019, 491, 25-33.2019Elsevier
Synthesis, structure, DNA/protein binding, molecular docking and in vitro anticancer activity of two Schiff base coordinated copper(II) complexesPolyhedron, 2019, 171, 77–85.2019Elsevier
DNA/protein binding and molecular docking studies of two tetranuclear Cu(II) complexes with double-open-cubane core like structureInorganica Chimica Acta, 2019, 495, 119005.2019Elsevier
Double µ2-(phenoxido)-bridged dinuclear and polynuclear nickel(II) complexes: Magnetic properties and DNA / protein interaction Polyhedron, 2019, 157, 39–48.2019Elsevier
DFT/TD-DFT calculation, photophysical properties, DNA/protein binding and catecholase activity of chelating ligand based trigonal bipyramidal copper(II) complexesJournal of Molecular Structure 2019, 1179, 558 – 5672019Elsevier
Two new m2-(1,1-azido) and m2-(1,1-phenoxido)-bridged dinuclear nickel(II) complexes: Syntheses, single-crystal structures and magnetic studiesJournal of Molecular Structure 2019, 1180, 849-854.2019Elsevier
Tetranuclear Schiff base copper (II) complexes: Syntheses, crystal structure, DNA/protein binding and catecholase-like activityPolyhedron, 2019, 162, 285–292.2019Elsevier
Discrete and 1D polymeric copper(II) complexes oftetranuclear cubane-like units: Structural and magnetic characterizationChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 9885 –9891.2018Wiley-VCH
Protein binding, DFT/TDDFT calculation and catecholase activity of five coordinated distorted square pyramidal/trigonal bipyramidal Cu(II) complexesPolyhedron,2018, 149, 7–16.2018Elsevier
p-Toluate-bridged dinuclear Cu(II) complexes incombination with tridentate chelating ligand: Crystalstructure, density functional theory calculation, DNA/protein binding and catecholase activityApplied Organometallic Chemistry, 2018, e4506.2018Wiley
Synthesis, crystal structure and DNA/protein binding of tetranuclear Cu(II) complexes with double-open-cubane like core frameworkPolyhedron, 2018, 155, 447–456.2018Elsevier
DNA/protein binding, molecular docking and cytotoxicity studies of piperazinyl-moiety-based copper(II) complexesChemistrySelect, 2018, 3, 9102–9112.2018Wiley-VCH
Manganese(IV) complex with a polydentate Schiff base ligand: synthesis, crystal structure, TDDFT calculation, electronic absorption and EPR spectral studyJournal of Coordination Chemistry, 2017, 70, 296–313.2017Taylor & Francis
Structural and magnetic characterization of three tetranuclear Cu(II) complexes with face-sharing-dicubane/double-open-cubane like core frameworkJournal of Solid State Chemistry, 2017, 249, 29–38.2017Elsevier
1D, 2D, and 2D parallel interpenetrated dicarboxylato bridged Co(II) metal organic frameworks: synthesis, crystal structure, fluorescence sensing and band gap calculationChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 2634 – 2642.2017Wiley-VCH
Single ion magnet behaviour in Co(II)-Co(III) mixed valence dinuclear and pseudo-dinuclear complexesEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 2585–25942017Wiley-VCH
Structural and Magnetic Characterization of Two Tetranuclear Cu(II) Complexes with Closed-Cubane-Like Core FrameworkChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 3317-33222017Wiley-VCH
DNA/protein binding, cytotoxicity and catecholase activity studies of a piperazinyl moiety ligand based nickel(II) complexPolyhedron, 2016, 115, 155–163.2016Elsevier
DNA/protein binding and magnetic properties of a 1D Cu(II) complex containing fumarate and tridentate Schiff base ligandsPolyhedron, 2016, 119, 460–4702016Elsevier
A combined experimental and theoretical investigation on the Cu(II) sensing behavior of a piperazinyl moiety based ligand, and catecholase and biological activities of its Cu(II) complex in combination with pyridine 2,5-dicarboxylatePolyhedron, 2016, 104, 63–72.2016Elsevier
Synthesis, crystal structure, DFT / TDDFT calculation, photophysical properties and DNA binding studies of morpholino moiety ligand based two Cu(II) complexes in combination with carboxylatesRSC Advances, 2016, 6, 60487- 60501.2016Royal Society of Chemistry
Synthesis, characterization, TDDFT calculation and biological activity of tetradentate ligand based square pyramidal Cu(II) complexesRSC Advances, 2015, 5, 67727–67737.2015Royal Society of Chemistry
Bis-chelated-(3-methoxy-2-oxo-benzaldehyde)-copper(II) complex: Synthesis, crystal structure, fluorescence property, DFT calculation, and catecholase activityPolyhedron, 2015, 88, 101–109.2015Elsevier
3D supramolecular networks of Mn(II)-5-sulfosalicylate assembled with 4,4´-dipyridyl N,N´-dioxide and 4,4´-dipyridyl: Structure, photoluminescence and DFT calculationsPolyhedron, 2015, 89, 250-259.2015Elsevier
The supramolecular assembly of cyanurate cobalt(II) complexes:Crystal structure, TD-DFT approach and thermal studyIndian Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 53A, 135-142.2014NISCAIR-CSIR
The supramolecular assembly of tetraaqua-(pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylato)-copper(II) complex: Crystal structure, TD-DFT approach, electronic spectra and photoluminescence studyJournal of Coordination Chemistry, 2014, 67, 1174-1185.2014Taylor & Francis
Syntheses, crystal structures, and magnetic properties of metal-organic hybrid materials of Mn(II)/Co(II): Three-fold interpenetrated a-polonium-like network in one of themCrystal Growth & Design, 2014, 14, 3276-3285.2014American Chemical Society
Oxalato-bridged oligonuclear complexes of cadmium(II) / lead(II) with bipyridine coligands: Synthesis, crystal structure, electronic spectra, density functional theory calculation, and effect of organic compounds on the fluorescence propertyInorganica Chimica Acta, 2014, 409, 528–537.2014Elsevier
Synthesis, crystal structure, solid state electronic spectra and thermal study of three cobalt(II)-selenocyanate complexes: in situ room temperature transformation of 4,4´-dipyridyldisulfide to 4,4´-dipyridylsulfideInorganica Chimica Acta, 2014, 413, 166–173.2014Elsevier
Tetracarboxylato-bridged copper(II) complexes with ancillary N-chelating ligands: Syntheses, crystal structures and effect of aromatic compounds on the fluorescence propertyPolyhedron, 2013, 49, 252–258.2013Elsevier
Cu(II) complexes of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate and N-donor neutral ligands: Synthesis, crystal structure, thermal behavior, DFT calculation and effect of aromatic compounds on their fluorescenceInorganica Chimica Acta,2013, 405, 331–338.2013Elsevier
Fluorescent bis-chelated-1,10-phenanthroline-azido-copper(II) complex for selective sensing of anilinePolyhedron, 2013, 50, 333–338.2013Elsevier
A 3D coordination polymer of Sm(III) using inorganic sulphate and organic succinate building blocksActa Chimica Slovenica, 2013, 60, 5–9.2013Slovenica Chemical Society
A rare supramolecular assembly involving ion pairs of coordination complexes with a host–guest relationship: synthesis, crystal structure, photoluminescence and thermal studyCrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 7415-7422.2012Royal Society of Chemistry
Role of weak interactions in controlling the topology of coordination polymeric chains in [Pt(CN)4]2- bridged Cu(II) complexes: synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic studiesPolyhedron, 2009, 28, 3065-3077.2009Elsevier
A 3D supramolecular network of cobalt(II)(bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene) with terephthalate dianionsInorganica Chimica Acta, 2008, 361, 411 – 416.2008Elsevier
Dinuclear Cu(II) complexes using pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate in combination with O/N donor spacerJournal of Molecular Structure, 2008, 877, 145-151.2008Elsevier
Polymorphism in [Co(SCN)4(ppz-H)2] (ppz, piperazine)Polyhedron, 2008, 27, 1280-1286.2008Elsevier
2D parallel interpenetrated [M2(bpp)4X2] [ M, Fe(II) / Co(II); bpp, 4,4¢-trimethylenedipyridine; X, SCN¯, SeCN¯ and N3¯ ] complexes: pseudohalide dependent conformation of bppJournal of Solid State Chemistry, 2008, 181, 457-466.2008Elsevier
Supramolecular isomerism in coordination polymers of isophthalato bridged Mn(II) complexes with 4,4'-dipyridyl N,N'-dioxideEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 1400-1405.2008Wiley-VCH
Stabilization of the 2D inclined interpenetrated net of {[Co(bpe)(tp)(H2O)2]n by replacement of lattice water molecules with appropriate solventCrystEngComm, 2007, 9, 199-202.2007Royal Society of Chemistry
Cobalt(II)-(dpyo)-dicarboxylate networks: unique H-bonded assembly and rare bridging mode of dpyo in one of them [dpyo, 4,4'-dipyridyl N,N'-dioxide]Dalton Transactions, 2007, 1383-1391.2007Royal Society of Chemistry
3D supramolecular networks of Co(II)/Fe(II) using the croconate dianion and a bipyridyl spacer: synthesis, crystal structure and thermal studyPolyhedron, 2007, 26, 1105-1112.2007Elsevier
Supramolecular networks of dinuclear copper(II): synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic studyInorganica Chimica Acta, 2007, 360, 2589 - 2597.2007Elsevier
3D Heterometallic (3d–4f) coordination polymers: a ferromagnetic interaction in a Gd(III)–Cu(II) couplePolyhedron, 2007, 26, 2507 - 2516.2007Elsevier
Hetero-metallic frameworks of [Pd(CN)4]2- and Cu(II) with triamines: a rare example of tetracyanometallate bridged 2D coordination polymerPolyhedron, 2007, 26, 3189 – 3198.2007Elsevier
4,4'-Dipyridyl-N,N'-dioxide complexes of metal-thiocyanate / selenocyanate: ??-stacked molecular rod as 3D support for 2D polymeric sheets and intra /inter chain S-S interaction dependent architecture of R22(8) synthon driven assembly of 1D polymeric chainsCrystal Growth & Design, 2007, 7, 1365 - 1372.2007American Chemical Society
Self-assembled 1D water cluster in a supramolecular architecture of Co(II)(tartrate)(phenanthroline/bipyridine): an assessment of magnetic propertyEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2007, 4592 – 4595.2007Wiley-VCH
Dipyridyl bridged coordination polymers of Cu(II): Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic studyPolyhedron, 2007, 26, 4923-49282007Elsevier
Syntheses, crystal structures and magnetic properties of carboxylato-bridged polymeric networks of Mn(II)European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2006, 481-490.2006Wiley-VCH
Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic behavior and thermal property of three polynuclear complexes: [M(dca)2(H2O)2]n•(hmt)n [M = Mn(II), Co(II)] and [Co(dca)2(bpds)]n [dca, dicyanamide; hmt, hexamethylenetetramine; bpds, 4,4’-bipyridyl disulfide]Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2006, 359, 1395-1403.2006Elsevier
Carboxylato-bridged 3D polymeric networks of Gd(III): synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic property and thermal behaviorPolyhedron, 2006, 25, 1779-1786.2006Elsevier
Syntheses, crystal structures, and magnetic properties of [LnIII2(Succinate)3(H2O)2]•0.5H2O [Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, and Dy] polymeric networks: unusual ferromagnetic coupling in Gd derivativeInorganic Chemistry, 2006, 45, 9114-9122.2006American Chemical Society
Synthesis, crystal structure and thermal analysis of three supramolecular architectures containing Mn(II)/Fe(II) built by 4,4-bipyridine N,N-dioxide and pseudohalidesIndian Journal of Chemistry, 2006, 45A, 1813-1819.2006NISCAIR-CSIR
Two new µ-(1,3-azido)-bridged polymers: alternating single and double bridges in a 1D Nickel(II) complex and uniform bridge in a 2D Copper(II) complex: syntheses, single-crystal structures and magnetic studiesEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, 1751-1758.2005Wiley-VCH
Mn(II)/Co(II)-terephthalate frameworks containing dipyridine coligands: syntheses, crystal structures, magnetic behaviors and thermal studiesEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, 4646-4654.2005Wiley-VCH
Squarato-bridged polymeric networks of iron(II) with N-donor coligands: syntheses, crystal structures and magnetic propertiesInorganica Chimica Acta, 2005, 358, 4497-4504.2005Elsevier
Crystal structure and magnetic behavior of a copper(II)-(pyrazine 2,3-dicarboxylate) coordination polymer: 3D architecture stabilized by H-bondingInorganica Chimica Acta, 2004, 357, 1593-15972004Elsevier
Structural and magnetic properties of two carboxylato-bridged manganese (II) complexes with N-donor coligandEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 4202-4208.2004Wiley-VCH

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Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mridula Acharyya (Assistant Professor)Phenolic resin-based polymeric materials: design, syntheses and propertiesDr. Samaresh GhoshSubmitted2020
Apurba Bhunia (CSIR-NET)Synthesis, crystal structure, DFT calculation, catalytic and biological activities of mono/polynuclear coordination compounds Submitted2020
Soumen Manna (UGC-NET)Synthesis, crystal structure, photo-physical, magnetic property and biological activity of mono/poly-nuclear Cu(II) /Co(II/III) /Ni(II) complexes of Schiff base ligand Ongoing 
Apu Patra (UGC-NET)Di- / poly-nuclear copper(II) complexes: Structure and molecular properties Ongoing 
Dama Saren (UGC-NET), JRFPoly-nuclear 3d metal complexes: Structure and molecular properties Ongoing 
Manas Kr. Mahish (UGC-NET), JRFPoly-nuclear Zn(II)/Cd(II) complexes: Structure and molecular properties Ongoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Aparup Paul (CSIR-NET, GATE), JRF Synthesis, crystal structure, low temperature magnetic behavior, photo-physical property and biological activity of Cu(II)/Ni(II) coordination compounds  Awarded2020
Soumen Mistri (CSIR-NET, GATE)3d Metal Complexes of N/O donor ligands: Syntheses, Crystal Structures and Molecular Properties Awarded2015

Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Syntheses, crystal structures, spectral properties and fluorescence sensing behavior of N/O coordinating lignads, and their 3d metal complexes: A combined experimental and theoretical (DFT/TD-DFT) studiesP.I.UGC1000002 year20152017
Fluorescent and magnetic inorganic-organic hybrid compounds: synthesis, structure, property and non-covalent interactions in the crystal structureP.I.CSIR17920003 year20132016
Synthesis, characterization and study of the magnetic, photoluminescence, electrochemical properties of polynuclear (homo / hetero-metallic) complexesP.I.DST, Govt. of India26300003 year20122015

Membership of Learned Society 
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Award NameAwarded ByYear
Vidyasagar Memorial Research AwardVidyasagar University2019
UGC-RAMAN Fellow, Missouri University of Science and Technology, MO, USUGC2016
University Gold Medal for rank first in M.Sc.Vidyasagar University2002
J.R.F. and S.R.F.CSIR, India2002
GATE (99.04 percentile, all India rank 24)IISc, Bangalore2001
University Silver Medal for rank second in B.Sc. (Honours)Vidyasagar University2000

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