Dr. M. S. Balakrishna

    Professor

    Department of Chemistry

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Powai, Mumbai 400076

    Ph:   022-2576 7181

    Fax:  022-2576 7152

    Email: krishna[at]chem.iitb.ac.in

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Academic Background

Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

M.Sc. (Mysore University)

B.Sc. (Mysore University)

Professional Experience

Post-doctoral Fellow (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Research Interests

 

  • Designing new mutlifunctional, multidentate phosphorus, nitrogen and silicon based ligands, organo phosphorus compounds and the transition metal organometallic chemistry.
  • Designing new type of water soluble phosphine ligands for medicinal and catalytic studies
  • Inorganic rings, cages and clusters and their transition metal chemistry.
  • Inorganic materials and polymers.
  • Thermo chemical and electrochemical studies of phosphine bound organometallics.
  • Homogeneous catalysis.
  • Spectroscopy

 

Selected Recent Publications  

 

  • Gold(I) complexes of bisphosphines with bis(azol-1yl)methane backbone: Structure of a novel dinuclear gold(I) complex [(Au2Cl){CH2(1,2-C3H2N2PPh2)2}3]Cl, S. A. Bhat, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 17696-17703.

  • Phosphomide Based PNP Ligand, 2,6-{Ph2PC(O)}2(C5H3N) Showing PP, PNP and PNO coordination modes, P. Kumar, V. S. Kashid, Y. Reddi, J. T. Mague, R. B. Sunoj and M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 4167-4179.

  • Cyclodiphosphazane Based Pincer Ligand, {2-I-1,3-C6H3(OP(ยต-NttBu)2PN(H)tBu)2}: NiII, PdII, PtII and CuI Complexes and Catalytic Studies, G. S. Ananthnag, J. T. Mague and MM. S. Balakrishna, D Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 3785-3793.

  • Mononuclear, Tetranuclear and 1D Polymeric Copper(I) Complexes of Large Bite Bisphosphines Containing Nitrogen and Oxygen Donor Atoms, S. A. Bhat, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 3948-3958.

  • First Examples of Diamondoid type Copper Coordination Polymers Containing Soft Cyclodiphosphazane Ligands, M. M. Siddiqui, J. T. Mague and M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 6063-6065.

  • Construction of First [5+5] RhI Metallapentagon Using Phenylethynyl Cyclodiphosphazanes, M. M. Siddiqui, J. T. Mague and M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 1200-1202.

  • Antiproliferative Activity of Dinuclear Copper(I) Complexes Containing Pyridyl Ligands and Aminobis(diphosphonite) or Cyclodiphosphazanes Appended with Pyridyl Groups Towards Human Cervical, Human Colon Carcinoma and Breast Cancer Cells, A. Rashid, G. S. Ananthnag, S. Naik, J. T. Mague, D. Panda, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 11339-11351.

  • Multifunctional Hybrid Zeolitic Phosphane Cluster Frameworks (ZPCFs) with Luminescence, Sorption and Redox Properties, S. M. Mujahuddin, S. M. Mobin, M. S. Balakrishna, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 12273-12276.

  • Novel Trisphosphine Ligand Containing 1,3,5-Triazine Core, [2,4,6-C3N3{C6H4PPh2-p}3]: Synthesis and Transition Metal Chemistry, S. Naik, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 54, 1370-1381.

  • Short-Bite PNP Ligand-Supported Rare Tetranuclear [Cu4I4] Clusters: Structural and Photoluminescence Studies, S. Naik, J.T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 3864-3873.

  • Iron-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Aromatization of 1,3,5-Trisubstituted Pyrazolines, G. S. Ananthnag, A. Adhikari and M.S. Balakrishna, Catalysis Commun. 2014, 43, 240-243. (most downloaded (408) article).

  • Syntheses, Reactivity and Group 11 Metal (CuI and AuI) Complexes of Water-soluble Cyclodiphosphazane Ligands, M. S. Balakrishna, D. Suresh, G. S. Ananthnag, J. T. Mague, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 9935-8848.

  • Bis(diphosphonite) with dangling olefin functionalities: Synthesis, Transition metal chemistry and catalytic studies, S. Naik, Kumaravel, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 1082-1095.

  • P-Cl bond-induced lactamization of 2(2'-hydroxyl) phenyloxazoline: Synthesis, structural studies and transition metal complexes, B. Chaubey, J. T. Mague and M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 584-591.

  • New bisphosphomide ligands, 1,3-phenylenebis((diphenylphosphino)methanone) [1,3-Ph2PC(O)}2C6H4] and (2-bromo-1,3-phenylene)bis((diphenylphosphino)methanone) [1,3-Ph2PC(O)}2C6H4Br]: Synthesis, coordination behavior, DFT calculations and catalytic studies, P. Kumar, M. M. Siddiqui, Y. Reddi, J. T Mague, R. B. Sunoj, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 11698-11708.

  • Synthesis, transition metal chemistry and catalytic reactions of ferrocenylbis(phosphonite), [Fe{C5H4P(OC6H3(OMe-o)(C3H5-p))2}2], Sowmya Rao, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 11385-11399.

  • Resorcinol Based Multifunctional and Macrocyclic Derivatives of Cyclodiphosphazanes: Synthesis, Structural Studies and Transition Metal Complexes, G. S. Ananthnag, S. Kuntavalli, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 5919-5930.

  • New Hexaphosphane Ligands 1,3,5-C6H3{p-C6H4N(PX2)2}3 [X = Cl, F, C6H3OMe(C3H5)]: Synthesis, Derivatization and, Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes, Sowmya, C. Ganesamoorthy, S. Mobin, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 5841-5843.

  • Antiproliferative Activity of Dinuclear Copper(I) Complexes Containing Cyclodiphosphazane Derivatives towards Human Cervical and Breast Cancer Cells. M. S. Balakrishna, D. Suresh, Ankit Rai, Dulal Panda, J. T. Mague, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 8790-8801.

  • Group 11 metal chemistry of a tetraphosphonite, phenylene-1,4-diaminotetra(phosphonite), p-C6H4[N{P(OC6H4OMe-o)2}2]2, C. Ganesamoorthy, M. S. Balakrishna, J. T. Mague, Inorg. Chem. 2009. 48, 3768-3782.

  • An Acyclic Dimer of Cyclodiphosphazane Containing Alkoxo- and Amide-Functionalities, {tBuHN(tBuNP)2OCH2}2: Synthesis, Derivatization and Transition Metal Complexes, M. S. Balakrishna, R. Venkateswaran, J. T. Mague, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 1398-1406.

  • Weak Interactions between trivalent Pnictogen Centers: Computational Analysis of Bonding in Dimers X3E---EX3 (E = pnictogen; X = halogen), J. Moilanen, C. Ganesamoorthy, M. S. Balakrishna, H. M. Tuononen, Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 6740-6747.

  • Di-, tetra- and polynuclear RhI complexes containing phenylenediamino-tetra(phosphonite), p-C6H4[N{P(OC6H4OMe-o)2}2]2 and their catalytic investigation towards transfer hydrogenation reactions, C. Ganesamoorthy, M. S. Balakrishna, J.T. Mague, Dalton Trans. 2009, 1984-1990.

  • Gold(I) complexes of cyclodiphosphazanes cis-{RP(μ-NtBu)}2: Structure of a novel tetranuclear gold(I) macrocycle, [{Au{(o-MeOC6H4O)P(μ-NtBu)}2}4](ClO4)4, P. Chandrasekaran, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Dalton Trans. 2009, 5478 - 5486.

  • Novel Octanuclear Copper(I) Metallomacrocycles and their transformation into Hexanuclear 2-Dimensional Grids of Copper(I) Coordination Polymers Containing Cyclodiphosphazanes, [(μ-NtBuP)2(NC4H8X)2] (X = NMe, O): Synthesis and Structural Characterization, D. Suresh, M. S. Balakrishna, J. T. Mague, Dalton Trans. 2008, 3272-3274.

  • Water-soluble Cyclodiphosphazanes: Synthesis, Gold(I) Metal Complexes and their In Vitro Antitumor Studies, D. Suresh, M. S. Balakrishna, K. Rathinasamy, D. Panda, S. M. Mobin, Dalton Trans. 2008, 2812 - 2814.

  • Large Bite Bis(phosphate) Containing Mesocyclic Thioether Moieties: Synthesis, Reactivity and Group 11 (CuI and AuI) Metal Complexes and Anticancer Activity Studies, D. Suresh, M. S. Balakrishna, K. Rathinaswamy, D. Panda, J. T. Mague, Dalton Trans. 2008, 2285-2292.

  • Di-, Tetra-, Hexanuclear AuI and Binuclear AgI Complexes, and AgI coordination polymers Containing Phenylaminobis(phosphonite), PhN{P(OC6H4OMe-o)2}2 and Pyridyl Ligands, C. Ganesamoorthy, J.T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 2764 - 2776.

  • Novel Tetraphosphane ligands {X2P)2NC6H4N(PX2)2} (X = Cl, F, OMe, OC6H4OMe-o): Synthesis, Derivatization, PdII and PtII complexes and Catalytic Investigations. Unprecedented PP Interactions in Chloro Derivative, {Cl2P)2NC6H4N(PCl2)2}, C. Ganesamoorthy, M. S. Balakrishna, J.T. Mague, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 7035-7047.

  • Highly Air-Stable Anionic Mononuclear and Neutral Binuclear Palladium(II) Complexes for C-C, and C-N Bond Forming Reactions, B. Punji, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem., 2007, 46, 11316-11327.

  • Thioether-Functionalized Ferrocenyl-bis(phosphonite), Fe{(C5H4)P(-OC10H6(μ-S)C10H6O-)}2: Synthesis, Coordination Behavior and Application in Suzuki Cross-Coupling Reactions, B. Punji, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 10268-10275.

  • Copper(I) complexes of bis(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)ether: Synthesis, Reactivity and Theoretical Calculations, R. Venkateswaran, M. S. Balakrishna, S. M. Mobin, H. M. Tuononen, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 6335-6341.

  • New Bonding Modes for the Boraamidinate Ligand in Heavy Group 15 Complexes: Fluxional Behavior of the 1:2 Complexes, LiM[PhB(μ-NtBu)2]2 (M = As, Sb, Bi). J. Konu, M. S. Balakrishna, T. Chivers,T. W. Swaddle, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 2227-2236.

  • Di- and Tetranuclear CuI Complexes Containing Phenylaminobis-(phosphonite), PhN{P(OC6H4OMe-o)2}2 and Their Reactivity toward Bipyridyl Ligands. C. Ganesamoorthy, P. P. George, J.T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 848-858.

  • Ruthenium(II) complexes containing bis(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)ether (DPEphos) and their catalytic activity in hydrogenation reactions. R. Venkateswaran, J. T. Mague, M. S. Balakrishna, Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 809-817.

  • Synthesis and Molecular Structure of 1,3-di-tert-butyl-2,4-di(cyclodiphentadienyl)-iron(II)-1,3,2,4-diazadiphosphetidine, [Fe(η5-C5H4)2(PNtBu)2], M. S. Balakrishna, J. T. Mague, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 4677-4679.