G. Naresh Patwari

   Professor

    Department of Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Powai, Mumbai 400076

    Ph:   022-2576 7182

    Fax:  022-2576 7152

    Email: naresh[at]chem.iitb.ac.in

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Academic Background

B.Sc. Osmania University (1992)

M.Sc. University of Hyderabad (1994)

Ph.D. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (2000)

 

Professional Experience

J.S.P.S. Postdoctoral Fellow, Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN (2000-2002)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2002-2003)

 Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (2003-April,2007)

 Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2007- June 2012)

  Professor, IIT Bombay (June 2012 - )

 

Research Interests

 

Weak intermolecular interactions, such as hydrogen bonding, have profound effect on structure and reactivity both in Chemistry and Biology. The major thrust of our group is to understand intermolecular interactions at a fundamental level. This is achieved by investigating Molecular Clusters using a combination of experimental and theoretical methods. This understanding of the intermolecular interactions at the fundamental level enables us to look into problems which have practical applications; such are Hydrogen Storage Materials, Bio-conjugate Chemistry, Surface attachment of Peptides and Proteins, and understanding the effect of fluorination on the folding properties of proteins.  

 

■ Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Molecular Clusters

■ Hydrogen Storage and Retrieval

■ Bio-conjugate Chemistry

■ Surface Attachment of Peptides and Proteins

■ Fluorine in Structural Biology

 

 

Representative Publications

 

  • "Infrared-Optical Double Resonance Spectroscopy: A selective and sensitive tool to investigate structures of molecular clusters in the gas-phase." P. C. Singh G. Naresh Patwari Curr. Sci. (2008) In press.

 

  • "Water Complexes of Styrene and 4-Fluorostyrene: A combined Electronic, Vibrational Spectroscopic and Ab-Initio Investigation." P. C. Singh, S. Maity, G. Naresh Patwari J. Phys. Chem. A. (2008) In press.

 

  • "Infrared-Optical Double-Resonance Measurements on O-H   H-Ge Diydrogen- Bonded Phenol-triethylgermanium hydride Complex in the Gas Phase." P. C. Singh, D. K. Maity, G. Naresh Patwari. J. Phys. Chem. A. 112 (2008) 5930.

 

  • "IR-UV double resonance spectroscopic investigation of phenylacetylene-alcohol complexes. Alkyl group induced hydrogen bond switching." P. C. Singh, G. Naresh Patwari. J. Phys. Chem. A. 112 (2008) 5121.

 

  • "Electronic and vibrational spectroscopic investigation of phenylacetylene-amine complexes. Evidence for the diversity in the intermolecular structures." P. C. Singh, G. Naresh Patwari. J. Phys. Chem. A. 112 (2008) 4426

 

  • "The structure of phenylacetylene-water complex as revealed by IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy." P. C. Singh, B. Bandyopadhyay, G. Naresh Patwari. J. Phys. Chem. A. 112 (2008) 3360.

 

  • "Cyclohexane as a Li+ Selective Ionophore." G. Naresh Patwari, J. M. Lisy. J. Phys. Chem. A. 111 (2007) 7585.

 

  • "Photoelectron spectroscopy of hydrated hexafluorobenzene anions." S. N. Eustis, D. Wang, K. H. Bowen, G. Naresh Patwari. J. Chem. Phys. 127 (2007) 114312.

 

  • "Proton Affinity Correlations between Hydrogen and Dihydrogen Bond Acceptors. P. C. Singh, G. Naresh Patwari."J. Phys. Chem. A. 111 (2007) 3178.

 

  • "Theoretical investigation of in-plane hydrogen-bonded complexes of ammonia with partially substituted fluorobenzenes." P. C. Singh, M. Ray, G. Naresh Patwari. J. Phys. Chem. A. 111 (2007) 2772.

 

  • The structure of phenylacetylene-water complex as revealed by IR-UV double resonance spectroscopy. Prashant Chandra Singh, Biswajit Bandyopadhyay and G. Naresh Patwari, Submitted for publication.

 

  • Proton Affinity correlations between hydrogen and dihydrogen bond acceptors. Prashant Chandra Singh and G. Naresh Patwari. J. Phys. Chem. A 111 (2007) 3178.

 

  • Theoretical investigation of in-plane hydrogen-bonded complexes of ammonia with partially substituted fluorobenzenes. Prashant Chandra Singh, Mohana Ray and G. Naresh Patwari, J. Phys. Chem. A 111 (2007) 2772.

 

  • Complete infrared spectroscopic characterization of phenol-borane-trimethylamine dihydrogen-bonded complex in the gas phase. G. Naresh Patwari, Asuka Fujii, and Naohiko Mikami, J. Chem. Phys. 124 (2006) 241103.

 

  • The C-H∙∙∙H-B dihydrogen bonded borane-trimethylamine dimer: A computational study. Prashant Chandra Singh and G. Naresh Patwari, Chem. Phys. Lett. 419 (2006) 5.

 

  • Theoretical investigation of C-H∙∙∙H-B dihydrogen bonded complexes of acetylenes with borane-trimethylamine. Prashant Chandra Singh and G. Naresh Patwari. Chem. Phys. Lett. 419 (2006) 265.

 

  • Proton affinities of borane-amines: Consequences on dihydrogen bonding. G. Naresh Patwari, J. Phys. Chem. A 109 (2005) 2035.