Priyanka Chakraborty, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Synthesizing new pincer complexes with some earth abundant metal ions. Characterization of complexes by single crystal X-ray structure, infra-red spectroscopy, NMR and high resolution mass spectroscopy

Selected Publications

  • Syntheses, Crystal Structures and Magnetic Properties of Three Bis(End-On Azide) Bridged Dicopper(II) Complexes Der... 
    S. Mondal, P. Chakraborty, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, S. Mohanta. 
    Polyhedron, 63, 96, (2013)
  • Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of a Hexacopper(II)-Based Azide-Bridged One-Dimensional Coordination Poly... 
    S. Sasmal, P. Chakraborty, S. Bhattacharya, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, S. Mohanta. 
    Polyhedron, 73, 67, (2014)
  • Heterometallic Copper(II)–Tin(II/IV) Salts, Cocrystals, and Salt Cocrystals: Selectivity and Structural Diversity D... 
    S. Hazra, P. Chakraborty, S. Mohanta. 
    Cryst. Growth Des., 16, 3777, (2016)
  • Syntheses, Crystal structures, Lone Pair Functionality and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectral Properties of Trin... 
    P. Chakraborty, S. Mohanta.
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 70, 455, (2017)
  • Mononuclear and HeterometallicDinuclear, Trinuclear and Dimer-of-Dinuclear Complexes Derived from Single- and Doubl... 
    P. Chakraborty, S. Mohanta
    Polyhedron, 87, 98, (2015)
  • Syntheses, Structures and Catecholase Activity of two Cobalt(III) Complexes Derived from N,N′-ethylenebis(3-ethoxys... 
    P. Chakraborty, S. Mohanta
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 38, 435, (2015)
  • Syntheses, Structures, Catecholase Activity, Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry of a Series of Manganese(III) Comple... 
    P. Chakraborty, S. Majumder, A. Jana, S. Mohanta
    Inorg. Chim. Acta, 65, 410, (2014)
  • Surprising Difference Between Two Closely Similar O(phenoxo)2O(ether)2 Compartments as Hosts for an Aquated Proton... 
    P. Chakraborty, A. Jana, S. Mohanta
    Polyhedron, 39, 77, (2014)


  • ​B. Sc., Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 2009
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 2011
  • Ph. D., Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 2017

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)​​​
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Pincer complex Single Crystal XRD Homogenous Catalysis