Discipline of Metallurgy Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS)
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
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Summary of Research Interest
Gels have attracted substantial interest owing to their fascinating morphology, optical, rheology and various physical properties. In the present era, gels are directly applicable in human daily routine life like medicine, cosmetics, electronic devices, tissue engineering etc. The direct applications as well as interesting chemistry of gels motivated me to establish my research lab for the synthesis of chiral inorganic gelators. Now the question arises why chiral and inorganic with gel? Chirality tunes the morphology and exhibits the chiro-optical effects. The incorporation of metal with gelators may be associated with additional physicochemical properties such as magnetism, color, rheology, adsorption, emission, catalytic activity and redox behavior. To the date very few chiral inorganic gels are reported because of difficulty in the synthesis of enantiopure chiral gelator molecules as well as the incorporation of metal more often than not inhibits the gelation. Thus, I am actively involved in development of various kinds of materials (particularly gel materials) with special attention to - (i) Superabsorbent, (ii) Conductive, (iii) Charge transfer, (iv) Aggregation induced emission, (v) Chiro-optical, (vi) photophysical, (vii) morphological, (viii) Rheological and (ix) crystal engineering importance.
Design and Synthesis of multifunctional CHIRAL METALLOGELS (Inorganic Gels) with an objective of conductance, morphological and photo-physical importance.
|⇨||Synthesis of superabsorbent materials.|
|⇨||Charge transfer and Aggregation Induced Emission.|
|⇨||Structural materials Chemistry based on chiral ligands.|