Research

 

The current focus of research group is on (i) designing of new platinum group metal complexes suitable for catalyzing organic reactions (ii) developing single source precursors of metal chalcogenide nano-particles, (iii) stabilizing platinum group metal nano-particles with chalcogen ligands and (iv) Catalytic and other applications platinum group metal nanoparticles and platinum group metal chalcogenide nanoparticles.  Palladacycle containing Se is very promising for Suzuki coupling of ArCl. The coupling appears to be catalyzed by nano-particles of composition Pd17Se15  Nano-particles of Pd17Se15 grafted on grapheme oxide catalyze C-O coupling at room temperature. Chain length of pendent alkyl group on ligand skeleton affects the catalytic efficiency of palladium complexes for Suzuki as well as Heck reaction.