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Arup Mukherjee

Assistant Professor
Deptment of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
Tel: +91 8637846746
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Areas of Interest

  • Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, Organometallic Catalysis and Mechanitic Study, Small molecule activation & functionalization for fuels and fine chemicals, Green and sustainable chemistry.


  • PhD, 2013, IISER Kolkata


  • CY1020: Applied Chemistry-I
  • CY1021: Applied Chemistry-II

Professional Experience

  • October, 2017-till date:Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT Bhilai, India.
  • 2015-2017:Post Doctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),USA.
  • 2013-2015:Post Doctoral Fellow at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
  • May, 2013-October, 2013: Research Scientist, IISER Kolkata, India.


  • IISER Kolkata Alumni Award 2018.
  • Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • PBC Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Selected Publications

  1. Mukherjee, A.; Sau, S. C.; Mandal; S. K.
    Exploring the Closed-Shell Cationic Phenalenyl: From Catalysis to Spin-Electronics,
    Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 1679-1691.

  2. Mukherjee, A.; Nerush, A.; Leitus, G.; Shimon, L. J. W.; Ben David, Y.; Jalapa, N. A. E.; Milstein, D.
    Manganese-Catalyzed Environmentally Benign Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols and Amines to Form Aldimines and H2: A Catalytic and Mechanistic Study,

    J. Am. Chem. Soc.
    2016, 138, 42984301.

  3. Mukherjee, A.; Srimani, D.; Chakraborty, S.; Ben David, Y.; Milstein, D.
    Selective Hydrogenation of Nitriles to Primary Amines Catalyzed by a Cobalt Pincer Complex ,

    J. Am. Chem. Soc.
    2015, 137, 88888891.

  4. Srimani, D.; Mukherjee, A.; Goldberg, A. F. G.; Leitus, G.; Diskin-Posner, Y.; Shimon, L. J. W.; Ben David, Y.; Milstein, D.
    Cobalt Catalyzed Hydrogenation of Esters to Alcohols. Unexpected Reactivity Trend Indicates Ester Enolate Intermediacy,

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
    2015, 54, 1235712360.

  5. Raman, K. V.; Kamerbeek, A. M.; Mukherjee, A.; Atodiresei, N.; Sen, T. K.; Lazi?,Caciuc, P. V.; Michel, R.; Stalke, D.; Mandal, S. K.; Blgel, S.; Mnzenberg, M., Moodera, J. S.
    Interface Engineered Templates for Molecular Spin Memory Devices,

    2013, 493, 509513.

  6. Mukherjee, A.; Nembenna, S.; Sen, T. K. Sarish, S. P.; Ghorai, P. K.; Ott, H.; Stalke, D.; Mandal, S. K.; Roesky, H. W.
    Assembling Zirconium and Calcium Moieties through an Oxygen Center for Intramolecular Hydroamination Reaction: A Single System for Double Activation.

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
    2011, 50, 39683972.

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Message From Director

I am pleased to extend my greetings to students and their parents as well as colleagues near and far. IIT Bhilai was established on 7 August 2016. We are located in Chhattisgarh, the rice bowl of India, in a state rich in natural resources as well as cultural memory and heritage. Read More


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