Ramaswamy Murugavel


Room 355, Chemistry Bldg.
+91 22 2576 7163
Educational Background:

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
M. Sc., University of Madras
B. Sc., University of Madras

Professional Experience:

Post-doc, University of Goettingen, Germany

Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (1998)

Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2001)

Professor, IIT Bombay (2005)

Research Interest:

Our group works on several aspects of inorganic and materials chemistry, viz. synthesis of soluble models for silicate and phosphate materials, design of porous solids through soft-chemical routes, MOF and COF Chemistry, understanding the coordination chemistry of sparsely studied s-block divalent ions, and structure and bonding in main group. Recent achievements include (a) isolation of first ever molecular species that exists in D8R form, (b) design and synthesis of a single ion magnets with large barriers (Ueff) and blocking temperature (TB), (c) synthesis of only soluble silicophosphonate that bears free hydroxyl groups, (d) development suitable thermally unstable molecular precursors for ceramic phosphates, and (e) generation of functional secondary building units of zeolites. In addition we are actively engaged in unraveling structure and bonding related problems among unusual main group compounds through carefully chosen experiments. Specific areas include: • Single-Molecule and Single-Ion-Magnets with emphasis on 4f ions
  • Synthesizing soluble models for silicate and phosphate materials and building designer zeolites through a hierarchical synthesis protocol
  • Developing synthetic strategies for thermally unstable precursors for ceramic phosphates
  • Unraveling coordination behavior of heavier s-block elements
  • C3 Symmetric Organic Electron rich systems and COFs derived from them

Saha, Jayeeta; Verma, Sonam; Ball, Ranadeb; Subramanium, Chandramouli; Murugavel, Ramaswamy
Small 2019, 1903334.

Gupta, Sandeep K.; Rajeshkumar, Thayalan; Rajaraman, Gopalan; Murugavel, Ramaswamy.
Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 357-366

Saxena, Priya; Mandal, Shyam Kumar; Sharma, Kamna; Murugavel, Ramaswamy.
Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2018, 469, 353-365

Gupta, Sandeep Kumar; Murugavel, Ramaswamy.
Chem. Comm. 2018, 54, 3685-3696