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Harshitha Barike

Mr. Harshitha B A (SRF)
[Date of Joining: 02/01/2012]
Lab: D-108/F-119

Polymers and Adveanced Materials Laboratory

National Chemical Laboratory

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road

Pune 411008, India

Phone 91-020-2590-3205/3162


M.Sc National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal  (2011)                     

B.Sc Mangalore University (2009)

Research Interest:

Synthesis of Porous Carbon from metal-organic framework materials.


  1. Fe (III) Phytate Metallogel as a Prototype Anhydrous, Intermediate Temperature Proton Conductor
    Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Subhadeep Saha, Pritish Wadge, Rahul Banerjee* and Sreekumar    Kurungot*   Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 603-607[Link]       
  2. A Distinctive PdCl2 Mediated Transformation of Fe-based Metallogels into Metal Organic Frameworks.
    Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Subhadeep SahaBikash Garai, Jayashri ThoteSreekumar Kurungot, and Rahul Banerjee
    Cryst. Growth Des., 2014, 14, 3434-3437 [Link]
    [Published as part of the Crystal Growth & Design virtual special issue IYCr 2014 - Celebrating the  International Year of Crystallography]
  3. Porous Carbons from Non-Porous MOFs: Influence of Ligand charac-teristics on Intrinsic   Properties of End Carbon        
    Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Pradip Pachfule, Rahul Banerjee, and Sreekumar Kurungot    Cryst. Growth Des., 2013, DOI: 10.1021/cg401122u.[Link]  
  4. Post modification of MOF derived carbon via g-C3N4 entrapment for efficient metal-free 
    oxygen reduction reaction.
    Sekar Pandiaraj,   Harshitha Barike Aiyappa,   Rahul Banerjee and   Sreekumar Kurungot
    Chem Commun., 201450, 3363-3366 [Link]
  5. Covalent Organic Framework-CdS Hybrid as a Prototype Photocatalyst for Visible-Light-Driven 
    Hydrogen Production.
    Jayshri Thote, Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Aparna Deshpande, David Díaz Díaz, Sreekumar 
    Kurungot, and Rahul Banerjee
    Chem Eur. J.2014, 20,15961–15965. [Link]
  6. Efficient oxygen reduction electrocatalyst from graphene by simultaneously generating pores and nitrogen doped active sites.
    Thangavelu Palaniselvam, Harshitha Barike Aiyappa and Sreekumar 
    J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 23799-23805 [Link]