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Mr. Bikash Garai

Mr. Bikash Garai (SRF)
[Date of Joining: 30/07/2012]
Lab: D-108

Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory

National Chemical Laboratory

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road

Pune 411008, India

Phone 91-020-2590-3205/6 


M.Sc Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2012)                     

B.Sc Burdwan University (2010)

Research Interest:

Synthesis of functionalized Metal Organic Frameworks and their application in chemical sensing


1. Hydrolytic Conversion of a Metal-Organic Polyhedron into a Metal-Organic Framework
Arijit Mallick, Bikash Garai, David Díaz Díaz and Rahul Banerjee
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 13755–13759 [Link]

2. A Distinctive PdCl2 Mediated Transformation of Fe-based Metallogels into Metal Organic Frameworks
Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Subhadeep Saha, Bikash Garai, Jayashri ThoteSreekumar Kurungot, and Rahul Banerjee
Cryst. Growth Des., 2014, 14, 3434-3437 [Link]

3. Solid State Organic Amine Detection in a Photochromic Porous Metal Organic Framework

Arijit Mallick, Bikash Garai, Matthew Addicoat, Petko St. Petkov, Thomas Heine and Rahul Banerjee 
Chem. Sci., 2015,  6, 1420-1425 [Link]
[Recommended as one of the 'hot articles' of January 2015 by the editor]

Pore Surface Engineering in Porous, Chemically Stable Covalent Organic Frameworks for Water Adsorption
Bishnu P. Biswal, Sharath Kandambeth, Suman Chandra, Digambar Balaji Shinde, Saibal Bera, Suvendu Karak, Bikash Garai,
Ulhas K. Kharul, Rahul Banerjee
J. Mater Chem. A2015, 3,
23664-23669. [Link]

Photochromic Metal-Organic Frameworks for Inkless and Erasable Printing
Bikash Garai, Arijit Mallick, Rahul Banerjee
Chem. Sci., 2016,
7, 2195-2200. [Link]
[This article is part of the themed collection: Top 50 Articles of 2016: Inorganic Chemistry]

6. Self-exfoliated metal organic nanosheets via hydrolytic unfolding of metal organic polyhedra
Bikash Garai, Arijit Mallick, Anuja Das, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Rahul Banerjee
Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 7361–7366. [Link]
[Selected as 'Hot Paper' by the editor]