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Ms. Harshitha B A

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. Cobalt modified Covalent Organic Framework as a robust water oxidation electrocatalyst

Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Jayshri Thote, Digamber Balaji Shinde, Rahul Banerjee and Sreekumar Kurungot

Chem Mater, 2016, Accepted Article. [Link]

2. Mechanochemically Synthesized Covalent Organic Framework as Proton-conducting Solid Electrolyte

Digambar Balaji Shinde, Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Mohitosh Bhadra, Bishnu P. Biswal, Pritish Wadge, Sharath Kandambeth, Bikash Garai, Tanay Kundu, Sreekumar Kurungot, Rahul Banerjee

J. Mater Chem. A., 2016, 4, 2682-2690. [Link]

3. Phosphate Enriched Polyoxometalate Based Ionic Salts for Proton Conduction

Chandan Dey, Tanay Kundu, Harshitha Barike Aiyappa, Rahul Banerjee

RSC Advances20155, 2333-2337 . [Link]

4. 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]

5. 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
[Published as part of the Crystal Growth & Design virtual special issue IYCr 2014 - Celebrating the  International Year of Crystallography]

6. Porous Carbons from Non-Porous MOFs: Influence of
Ligand characteristics 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]

7. 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

8. 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, Rahul Banerjee
Chem Eur. J.2014, 20,15961–15965. [Link]

9. Efficient oxygen reduction electrocatalyst from graphene by simultaneously generating pores and nitrogen doped active sites.
Thangavelu Palaniselvam, Harshitha Barike Aiyappa and Sreekumar Kurungot
J. Mater. Chem.
, 2012,22, 23799-23805