Dr. Binitendra Naath Mongal


Assistant Professor: Chemistry

Professional Biography

Binitendra Naath Mongal is an expert in the area of Inorganic Chemistry with a background in Coordination chemistry and physical chemistry. He is teaching these subjects for last 1 year at GD Goenka University.

Prior to taking up the current role in 2019, Binitendra Naath Mongal served in a research position as SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and Senior Research Fellow in a CSIR project at Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur.

Binitendra Naath Mongal holds a PhD from the Birla Institute of Technology Mesra; M.Sc. (Chemistry) from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur; and B.Sc. (Hons), (Chemistry) from the Vidyasagar University.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals
‘Ruthenium(III)-bis(phenolato)bipyridine/TiO2 hybrids : unprecedented photocatalytic hydrogen evolution’, Dalton Transactions, 48(27), pp. 10070-10077. (Mongal, B.N., Tiwari, A., Pal, U., and Chandrasekharam, M., 2019).

‘Synthesis, characterisation, electrochemical and theoretical study of substituted phenyl-terpyridine and pyridine-quinoline based mixed chelate ruthenium complexes’, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 70(3), pp. 451-462. (Mongal, B.N., and Naskar, S., 2017).

‘Ruthenium complexes of substituted terpyridine and pyridyl-quinoline based ligands with ancillary ligands: synthesis, characterization, electrochemical study and DFT calculation’, Chemistry Select, 1(12), pp. 3276-3287. (Mongal, B.N., Naskar, S., Pal, A., Bhattacharya, S., Mandal, T.K., Datta, J., and Naskar, S., 2016).

‘A novel ruthenium sensitizer with –OMe substituted Phenyl-terpyridine ligand for dye sensitized solar cells’, Solar Energy, 134, pp. 107–118. (Mongal, B.N., Bhattacharya, S., Sengupta, S., Mandal, T.K., Datta, J., and Naskar, S.,2016).

‘Synthesis, characterisation, electrochemical study and photovoltaic measurements of a new terpyridine and pyridine-quinoline based mixed chelate ruthenium dye’, Polyhedron, 102, pp. 615–626. (Mongal, B.N., Pal, A., Mandal, T.K., Datta, J., and Naskar, S., 2015).

‘Complexation study of Schiff base ligand: pyridine-2-ylimino methyl naphthanol with Co+2, Mn+2 and Ni+2 ions in solid and solution phase’, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 69(15), pp. 2364-2376. (Sagar, S., Mongal, B.N., Dutta, A., Mondal, P., Lewis, W., Saba, N., and Naskar, S., 2016).

‘Mn(III) and Cu(II) complexes of 1-((3-(dimethylamino)propylimino)methyl) naphthalen-2-ol): Synthesis, characterization, catecholase and phenoxazinone synthase activity and DFT-TDDFT study’, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 71(8), pp. 1214-1233. (Sengupta, S., Mongal, B.N., Das, S., Panda, T.K., Mandal, T.K., Fleck, M., Chattopadhyay, S.K., and Naskar, S., 2018).

Research Monographs, Books and Book Chapters
‘Ruthenium bound terpyridine complexes as photosensitizers for DSSCs-Structure activity relationship’, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Beau Bassin, Mauritius. (Mongal, B.N., 2019).

Current Research

Bintendra’s current research interests are design and synthesis of photocatalysts and electrocatalysts with earth abundant metals for light assisted water splitting for hydrogen generation, their detailed electrochemistry and photocatalytic experiments.

Contribution to Profession and Awards (from 2015)

SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2017.

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