BINOY KRISHNA SAHA Associate Professor

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  • Department of Chemistry
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • binoypu@yahoo.co.in,binoypu.che@pondiuni.edu.in

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PhD The Halogen Group in Supramolecular Chemistry University of Hyderabad 2006
2 MSc Chemistry The University of Burdwan 2000
3 BSc Chemistry Honours The University of Burdwan 1998

Area of Specializaion

Crystal engineering, thermal expansion, supramolecular chemistry, host-guest, polymorphism

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences NATIONAL Indian Academy of Sciences 2009 Nil
2 Best 20% reviewers in Cryst. Growth Design, an American Chemical Society journal INTERNATIONAL American Chemical Society 2009 Nil

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry Pondicherry University
2 Associate Professor Department of Chemistry Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry Pondicherry University Crystal engineering, thermal expansion, supramolecular chemistry, host-guest, polymorphism
2 Associate Professor Department of Chemistry Pondicherry University Crystal engineering, thermal expansion, supramolecular chemistry, host-guest, polymorphism, bending crystal

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

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Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

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1 The Effects of Electronegativity of X and Hybridization of C on the X−CO Interactions: A Statistical Analysis on Tetrel Bonding Ragima V. P. Veluthaparambath, Arijit Saha and Binoy K. Saha* ChemPlusChem, 86, 1123-1127 2021 2.863
2 Understanding the elastic bending mechanism in a 9,10-anthraquinone crystal through thermal expansion study Sumair A. Rather and Binoy K. Saha* CrystEngComm 23, 5768–5773 2021 3.545
3 Directionality of P●●● O pnicogen bonding in light of geometry corrected statistical analysis Arijit Saha, Ragima VP Veluthaparambath, Binoy Krishna Saha New Journal of Chemistry 44, 9607-9610 2020 3.288
4 The Nature and Applications of π−π Interactions: A Perspective Ranjit Thakuria,* Naba K. Nath,* and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 19, 523-528 2019 4.153
5 Charge transfer complexes as colour changing and disappearing-reappearing colour materials Durgam Sharada, Arijit Saha and Binoy K. Saha* New J. Chem. 43, 7562 2019 3.201
6 Influence of molecular width on the thermal expansion in solids Sumair A Rather, Viswanadha G Saraswatula, Durgam Sharada, Binoy K Saha New Journal of Chemistry 43, 44, 17146-17150 2019 3.288
7 Metal−π Interactions in Light of Geometry-Corrected Statistical Analysis Arijit Saha and Binoy K. saha Cryst. Growth Des 19, 12, 7264-7270 2019 4.089
8 Understanding the Behavior of pi-pi Interactions in Crystal Structures in Light of Geometry Corrected Statistical Analysis: Similarities and Differenc Arka Banerjee, Arijit Saha and Binoy K. Saha Cryst. Growth Des 19, 2245-2252 2019 4.153
9 C-X...X-C vs. C-H...X-C, which one is the more dominant interaction in crystal packing (X = halogen)? Arijit Saha, Sumair A. Rather, Durgam Sharada, and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 6084−6090 2018 4.153
10 Steering the host network from cage to channel by π···π interaction among the guest molecules Durgam Sharada, Viswanadha G. Saraswatula, and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 3719-3723 2018 3.972
11 Stronger π···π Interaction Leads to a Smaller Thermal Expansion in Some Charge Transfer Complexes Viswanadha G. Saraswatula, Durgam Sharada, and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 52−56 2018 3.972
12 F or O, Which One Is the Better Hydrogen Bond (Is It?) Acceptor in C−H···X−C (X− = F−, O=) Interactions? Binoy K. Saha,* Arijit Saha, Durgam Sharada, and Sumair A. Rather Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 1−6 2018 3.972
13 Thermal Expansion Study as a Tool to Understand the Bending Mechanism in a Crystal Sumair A. Rather and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 18, 2712–2716 2018 3.972
14 Interhalogen Interactions in the Light of Geometrical Correction Binoy K. Saha,* Sumair A. Rather, and Arijit Saha Cryst. Growth Des. 16, 3059–3062 2017 4.055
15 Thermal Expansion in Organic Crystals Binoy K. Saha J. Indian Inst. Sci. 97, 177–191 2017 1.151
16 Shape and Geometry Corrected Statistical Analysis on Halogen...Halogen Interactions Binoy K. Saha,* Arijit Saha, and Sumair A. Rather Cryst. Growth Des. 17, 2314–2318 2017 3.972
17 Dimensionality of Coordination Polymer as a Tool to Control Thermal Expansion in a Polymorphic Coordination Compound Binoy K. Saha,* Sumair A. Rather and Arijit Saha Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 3390–3394 2017 2.444
18 Does higher dimensional hydrogen bonding guarantee a smaller thermal expansion? A thermal expansion study of an interdigitated 1D and interpenetrated Suman Bhattacharya, Viswanadha G. Saraswatula and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 16, 277−284 2016 4.055
19 Conformation driven complexation of two analogous benzimidazole based tripodal ligands with Ag(I) resulting in a trigonal prism and a coordination pol Suman Bhattacharya, and Binoy K. Saha* J. Chem. Sci. 128, 207–216 2016 1.239
20 Modulation of Thermal Expansion by Guests and Polymorphism in a Hydrogen Bonded Host Viswanadha G. Saraswatula and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 15, 593-601 2015 4.055
21 Can the thermal expansion be controlled by varying hydrogen bond dimensionality in polymorphs? Viswanadha G. Saraswatula, Suman Bhattacharya and Binoy K. Saha* New J. Chem 39, 3345-3348 2015 3.269
22 A Thermal Expansion Investigation of the Melting Point Anomaly in Trihalomesitylenes Viswanadha G. Saraswatula and Binoy K. Saha* Chem. Commun. 51, 9829-9832 2015 6.29
23 The effect of temperature on interhalogen interactions in a series of isostructural organic systems Viswanadha G. Saraswatula and Binoy K. Saha* New J. Chem. 38, 897–901 2014 3.269
24 Comparison of Pyridyl and Pyridyl N–oxide Groups as Acceptor in Hydrogen Bonding with Carboxylic acid Viswanadha Ganesh Saraswatula, Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat, Pradeep Kumar Gurunathan and Binoy K. Saha* CrystEngComm 16, 4715-4721 2014 3.474
25 Steric Guided Anomalous Thermal Expansion in a Dimorphic Organic System Suman Bhattacharya and Binoy K. Saha* CrystEngComm 16, 2340–2343 2014 3.474
26 Network and guest dependent thermal stability and thermal expansion in a trigonal host Viswanadha Ganesh Saraswatula, Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat, Suman Bhattacharya and Binoy K. Saha* J. Chem. Sci. 126, 1265–1273 2014 1.239
27 Interaction Dependence and Similarity in Thermal Expansion of a Dimorphic 1D Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Complex Suman Bhattacharya and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 13, 3299–3302 2013 4.055
28 Thermal Expansion in Alkane Diacids—Another Property Showing Alternation in an Odd–Even Series Suman Bhattacharya, Viswanadha G. Saraswatula, and Binoy K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 13, 3651–3656 2013 4.055
29 Polymorphism through Desolvation of the Solvates of a van der Waals Host Suman Bhattacharya, and B. K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 13, 606−613 2013 4.055
30 A Product of a Templated Solid-State Photodimerization Acts as a Template: Single-Crystal Reactivity in a Single Polymorph of a Cocrystal Suman Bhattacharya, Jelena Stojakovic, Binoy K. Saha*, and Leonard R. MacGillivray* Org. Lett. 15, 744–747 2013 6.579
31 Isostructurality in the Guest Free Forms and in the Clathrates of 1,3,5-Triethyl-2,4,6-tris(4-halophenoxy)methylbenzenes Suman Bhattacharya, and B. K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 12, 169–178 2012 4.055
32 Uniaxial Negative Thermal Expansion in an Organic Complex Caused by Sliding of Layers Suman Bhattacharya, and B. K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 12, 4716–4719 2012 4.055
33 Guest-Induced Isomerization of Net and Polymorphism in Trimesic Acid–Arylamine Complexes Suman Bhattacharya, and B. K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 11, 2194–2204 2011 3.972
34 Inclusion of Chiral Guest in a Centrosymmetric Organic Host Lattice Suman Bhattacharya, and B. K. Saha* CrystEngComm. 13, 6941–6944 2011 3.474
35 Solvates of Ajmaline and Two-Dimensional Isostructurality between Methanol and Ethanol Solvates Suman Bhattacharya, J. Sameena, and B. K. Saha* Cryst. Growth Des. 11, 905–909 2011 3.972
36 Hydrogen-bond networks in the binary complexes of trigonal molecules with 4,4 -bipyridine Binoy K. Saha* and Suman Bhattacharya CrystEngComm. 12, 2369–2373 2010 3.474
37 Hexagonal packing of cis,cis-cyclohexane-1,3,5-tricarboxamide B. K. Saha Acta Cryst., Sec-C C63, o591–o593 2007 0.479
38 Hexagonal packing of cis,cis-cyclohexane-1,3,5-tricarboxamide B. K. Saha Acta Cryst., Sec-C C63, o591–o593 2007 0.479

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

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Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Solid-state studies of 1,1,4,4-tetrakis(aryl)cyclohexane in the context of isostructurality, polymorphism, thermal expansion and further designing of chiral hosts and NLO active materials CSIR 2017-20 6.00 2017

Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Solid-state studies of 1,1,4,4-tetrakis(aryl)cyclohexane in the context of isostructurality, polymorphism, thermal expansion and further designing of chiral hosts and NLO active materials CSIR 2017-20 6 2017
2 Solid state studies on inclusion properties, isostructurality and polymorphism in trigonal symmetric 1,3,5-trisubstituted-2,4,6-triethylbenzene CSIR 2012-15 15 2012
3 Crystal engineering with sulfinic acid, sulfinamide groups and Network structures DST 2007-10 20 2007
4 Crystal engineering with substituted cis,cis-1,3,5-cyclohexane tricarboxanilide University Startup Grant 2007-10 3 2007

Completed Consultancy Works

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Career Guidance Offered to students

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Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2017 M.SC 4 Department of Chemistry
2 2016 M.SC 5 Department of Chemistry
3 2015 M.SC 5 Department of Chemistry
4 2014 M.SC 5 Department of Chemistry
5 2013 M.SC 5 Department of Chemistry
6 2012 M.PHIL 1 Department of Chemistry
7 2012 M.SC 3 Department of Chemistry
8 2010 M.PHIL 1 Department of Chemistry
9 2009 M.PHIL 1 Department of Chemistry

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Viswanadha Ganesh Saraswatula 24-08-2011 R27610 Thermal Expansion Studies of Some Organic Host-Guests, Polymorphs and Compounds with Melting Point Anomaly YES 16-11-2016 YES 11-08-2017
2 Suman Bhattacharya 23-12-2008 R19021 Crystal engineering with strong and weak interactions: solid-state studies on isostructurality, polymorphism and networks YES 13-12-2013 YES 18-11-2014
3 Durgam Sharada 18-09-2014 1400107008 Solid state studies on sme pi-pi interaction mediated functional organic materials YES 16-09-2019 YES 10-06-2020
4 Arijit Saha 11-11-2015 20151107010 Understanding Supramolecular Interactions through Statistical Analysis YES 06-05-2021 NO
5 Sumair Ahmad Rather 11-11-2015 20151107003 Correlation of thermal expansion with the molecular width, network dimensionality and bending in crystals YES 06-05-2021 NO

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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E-Lecture Details

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Understanding elastic bending mechanism in a crystal through thermal expansion study RSC – IISER Desktop Seminar with CrystEngComm Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and IISER Kolkata International 22-09-2021 23-09-2021 2021
2 Chemistry in Our Daily Life: Some Problem and their Solutions A virtual refresher course in chemistry U.G.C - Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 20-07-2021 20-09-2021 2021
3 Understanding supramolecular interactions in light of the statistical analysis A virtual seminar Data Science Club, Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University University Level 27-10-2020 27-10-2020 2020
4 Statistical analysis in understanding supramolecular interactions A virtual refresher course in chemistry U.G.C - Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 08-10-2020 21-10-2020 2020
5 Structure-thermal expansion property relationship in organic crystals A virtual refresher course in chemistry U.G.C - Human Resource Development Centre, Pondicherry University National 08-10-2020 21-10-2020 2020
6 Understanding noncovalent interactions International webinar on “Non-covalent interactions: basics and applications” Department of Chemistry, Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal International 14-12-2020 14-12-2020 2020
7 Understanding the Pnicogen and Tetrel Bonding through Geometry Corrected Statistical Analysis 4th International Symposium on Halogen Bonding Stellenbosch University, South Africa International 02-11-2020 05-11-2020 2020
8 Structure-Thermal Expansion Correlation in Organic Crystals Seminar NIT, Durgapur University Level 12-06-2019 12-06-2019 2019
9 New insights into the C-X...X-C supramolecular interactions Recent Advances on Chemical Sciences and Allied Areas (RACS2A-2018) Indian Chemical Society International 28-12-2018 30-12-2018 2018
10 Keynote address on "New insights into the C-X...X-C and C-H...X-C supramolecular interactions" 3rd International Symposium of Halogen Bonding Clemson University, SC, USA International 10-06-2018 14-06-2018 2018
11 Can hydrogen bond dimensionality be used to control thermal expansion in organic solids? International Union of Crystallography conference IUCr International 21-08-2017 28-08-2017 2017
12 Crystallography and Single Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Workshop Department of Physics, Pondicherry University Regional 28-01-2016 29-01-2016 2016
13 Thermal Expansion in Some Organic Crystals India-Bangladesh Structural Chemistry Conference IISER Kolkata International 18-09-2015 19-09-2015 2015
14 Thermal Expansion Properties in Some Organic Crystals 3rd China-India-Singapore Symposium on Crystal Engineering IISc Bangalore International 07-12-2014 10-12-2014 2014
15 Uniaxial negative thermal expansion in some 1-D, 2-D and 3-D hydrogen bonded organic solids 2nd China-India-Singapore Symposium on Crystal Engineering Guangzhou University, China International 19-11-2012 23-11-2012 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 CHEMZEAL-2015 UGC-SAP Pondicherry University University 16-03-2015 16-03-2015 2015
2 Carbo-XXX Carbohydrade Conference Pondicherry University National 29-12-2015 31-12-2015 2015
3 Bio-inorganic Approaches to Current Health Problems France Pondicherry University International 24-03-2014 28-03-2014 2014
4 CHEMZEAL-2014 UGC-SAP Pondicherry University University 18-02-2014 18-02-2014 2014

Workshop Organized

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Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 International Symposium on Halogen Bonding International Advisory Board Committee member 2018
2 Crystal Growth & Design, an American Chemical Society Journal Advisory Board Member 2018
3 American Chemical Society Member 2016
4 Crystal Growth & Design, an American Chemical Society Journal Topic Editor 2016
5 IUCr Member
6 Indian Crystallographic Association Member
7 Indian Chemical Society Member

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 House allotment committee member 2017 Member
2 Member of the PG Board of Studies in Chemistry Since 27-06-16 Member
3 Coordinator for the exams of Department of Chemistry Since 2017 Coordinator

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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1 Prof. Leonard R. MacGillivray Professor University of Iowa, USA INTERNATIONAL Publication 2013 2013 0000 0000 Published the following paper Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 744–747

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