Synthesis of chiral metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and their applications in
catalysis and chiral recognition.
Novel fluorescent chemosensor.
2009: Ph.D. in Chemistry, IIT Guwahati. Title of thesis “Synthesis and Characterization
of Chiral Cu(II) and Ni(II) Complexes of Amino Acid Derived Ligands and Aniline
Based Polymers with Functional Group.” (Awarded on 10.08.2009).
2004: M.Sc., Visva Bharati University.
2002: B.Sc., The University of Burdwan.
Qualified in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Junior Research
Fellowship (CSIR-JRF) held in June 2004, subsequently upgraded to SRF after two
Qualified in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) held in February 2004
with “All India Rank 62” and Percentile Score 98.2.
Postdoctoral Research Experience
11/2009-01/2010, Case Western Reserve University, USA (With Prof. G. P. Tochtrop).
04/2010-10/2010, University of Leipzig, Germany (With Prof. H. Krautscheid).
“Rationalizing the Effects of Amino Acid Side Chain, Pyridine, and Imidazole on the
Assembly and Reversible Disassembly of a Octanuclear Cu(II) Complex”, M. A.
Alam, R. R. Koner, A. Das, M. Nethaji, M. Ray, Crystal Growth & design, 2007, 7,
“Synthesis of Morphologically Different, Metal Absorbing Aniline-Formaldehyde
Polymers Including Micron-Sized Sphere Using Simple Alcohols as Morphology
Modifier”, R. R. Koner, P. A. Kumar, S. Chakraborty, M.Ray, J. Appl. Poly. Sc.
2008, 110, 1158.
“Copper (II) mediated synthesis of a new fluorescent pyrido [1,2-a]quinoxalin-11-ium
derivative”, R. R. Koner, M. Ray, Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 9122.
“Sodium and Potassium Ion Directed Self-Assembled Multinuclear Assembly of
Divalent Nickel or Copper and L-Leucine Derived Ligand” , M. Dubey, R. R. Koner,
M. Ray. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 9294.
“The syntheses and applications of β-benzylmercaptoethylamine derivatives”, G. P.
Tochtrop, S. Sadhukhan, R. R. Koner, S. Ghosh, Tetrahedron 2009, 65, 10515.
“Well documented applications of p-phenylenediamine in the synthesis of
heterocycles and heterocrown ethers”, R. R. Koner, Synlett (Spotlight), 2010, OOA.
“Tuning one dimensional chiral channel interior in mixed ligand Cu(II) complexes of
L-histidine derivative and substituted pyridine”, R. R. Koner, Md. S. H. Faizi, M.
Ray, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 372, 367.
“Water assisted histidine coordination mode switching transforms capsule to
networked crystal with 1D channels”, R. R. Koner, M. Ray. (Manuscript under
“Synthesis and characterization of kinetically resolved conformational isomers of
Ni(II) with L-tyrosine and L-tryptophan derived ligand”, R. R. Koner, S. S. Faizi, M.
Ray. (Manuscript under preparation).
Contribution to Academic Conference
MTIC-XI, December, 2005, held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Oral
On Going Research Projects
“Chiral Metal – Organic Frameworks:Rational Synthesis,Characterization and Novel
Applications”. Department of Science and Technology (DST)