Department of  CHEMISTRY

Dr. Md. Hedayetullah Mir Assistant Professor / CHEMISTRY

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Address : Department of Chemistry, Aliah University, IIA/27 New Town, Kolkata- 700 156

Phone : Phone: +913323416504

Room No : Faculty Room, 3rd Floor, Left Block

Joined : November 2010


Post Doc (2010 Jul-Oct)ERATO KITAGAWA Integrated Pores Project, Japan Science and Technology (JST)

                       Research Advisor: Prof. Susumu Kitagawa (predicted  nominee for 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Thomson Reuters)

PhD (2010) :   National University of Singapore, Singapore

                        Research Advisor: Prof. J. J. Vittal

M.Sc. (2006) : IIT Madras, India

                        Research Advisor: Prof. D. K. Chand

B. Sc. (2004) : University of Calcutta, India

Teaching Experience

Department of Chemsitry, Aliah University

Since November 2010 till date

Field of Specialization

Inorganic Chemistry

Supramolecular Chemistry

Courses Taught/Teaching

Autumn Semester

CHMUGCC01 : Inorganic Chemistry-I

CHMPGCCT01 : Inorganic Chemsitry

CHMUGCC01 : Practical

CHMPGCCT01 : Practical

Spring Semester

CHMUGCC05 : Inorganic Chemistry- II

CHMUGCC13 : Inorganic Chemsitry- IV

CHMPGDET04 : Applied Organic Chemistry (Supramolecular Chemistry)

CHMUGCC05 : Practical

CHMPGDEP03 : Chemistry Practical-VII

Research Area

Inorganic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry

  • Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)/Coordination polymers (CPs) 
  • Applications in gas storage, conductivity, Schottky diodes, catalysis, magnetism, sensing, DNA binding, Antimicrobial Activity etc.
  • Photoreactivity and solid-state structural transformations 
  • Photosalient effect (Popping of crystals)
  • Water clusters in crystal hosts

Representative Publications:

Chem. Eur. J. 2022, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202200489.

ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4, 2841–2850Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 3029–3032.

Chem. Asian J. 2021, 16, 2806 (Minireview); Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 6197.

Dalton Trans202150, 29 (Invited); Dalton Trans2020, 49, 9556 (Invited).

Chem. Commun. 201955, 11049; Cryst. Growth Des. 201919, 4057 (Invited).

Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 5419; Inorg. Chem. Front. 20196, 1245.

Inorg. Chem. 201958, 2686; Inorg. Chem. 201857, 8029.

Inorg. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 1998 (Hot Article); Cryst. Growth Des201616, 5514.

Chem. Commun201248, 7919 (Back Cover)Chem. Commun2011, 47, 11633.


Post Doctoral Fellow: ERATO KITAGAWA Integrated Pores Project, Japan Science and Technology (JST), Kyoto Research Park, Japan (July 2010 - November 2010)

Research Advisor: Prof. Susumu Kitagawa (predicted nominee for 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Thomson Reuters)

Journal Papers Published



  1. S. Khan, T. Chatterjee, M. Sk, M. R. Siddiqui, S. M. Wabaidur, M. A. Islam, S. M. Alam* and M. H. Mir* "cis, cis-Muconato bridged Cd(II) based linear trinuclear SBUs forming 2D MOF: Synthesis, crystal structure, Hirshfeld analysis and photoluminescence studyPolyhedron 2022 (In Press).
  1. G. K. Kole* and M. H. Mir* "Isolation of elusive cyclobutane ligands via template assisted photochemical [2+2] cycloaddition reaction and their utility in engineering crystalline solids" CrysEngComm 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2CE00277A (Highlight).
  1. S. Naaz, R. A. Laskar, M. R. Siddiqui, S. M.Wabaidur, M. A. Islam, S. M. Alam* M. M. Islam* and M. H. Mir* "Supramolecular Assembly of a Terpyridyl based Binuclear Cu(II) Complex and its DNA Docking Study” Supramol. Chem. 2022, DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2022.2057228.

  2. B. Dutta, S. Bera, C. Sinha, and M. H. Mir"Sunlight-Induced In Situ Isomerization of Both Ligands in a Mixed-Ligand Coordination Polymer: From Photosalient to Photoinert Crystals” Chem. Eur. J2022, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202200489.

  3. B. Dutta, A. Hazra, S. Datta, C. Sinha, P. Banejee,*  M. H. Mir*In Situ Trans−Cis Isomerization of Naphthylvinylpyridine Ligand in a Zinc(II) Coordination Polymer: Liquid and Vapor Phase Sensing of Mutagenic Pollutants and Nitroexplosives” ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2022, 4, 2841–2850.

  4. B. Dutta,* S. Bera, G. Bairy, M. Shit, S. Khanra, C. Sinha  and  M. H. Mir,* “Exploitation of a Series of Zn(II)-Coordination Polymers for Pd(II)- Detection in Aqueous Medium" ES Energy Environ. 2022, DOI: 10.30919/esee8c651.
  1. T. Chatterjee, B. Dutta, R. Roy, M. R. Siddiqui, S. M. Wabaidur, M. A. Islam, F. Ahmed,* S. M. Alam,and M. H. Mir* “Cu(II) based 1D zig-zag coordination polymer: X-ray structure determination and DFT study” Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2022, 536, 120894.
  1. S. K. Rahaman, M. Mohammad, R. A. Laskar, M. R. Siddiqui, S. M. Wabaidur, M. A. Islam, S. M. Alam, F. Ahmed,* M. M. Islam* and M. H. Mir*A muconate bridged bipyridyl appended binuclear Cu(II) complex reveals dissimilar affinities to DNA and BSA proteinPolyhedron 2022, 219,115813.​​​​​
  1. S. Khan, A. Frontera,* R. Matsuda,* S. Kitagawa* and M. H. Mir* “Topochemical [2 + 2] Cycloaddition in a Two-Dimensional Metal−Organic Framework via SCSC Transformation Impacts Halogen···Halogen Interactions” Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 3029-3032.
  1. B. Dutta, B. Pal, S. Dey, S. Maity, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Exploitation of Structure-Property Relationship towards Multi-Dimensional Applications of a Paddle-Wheel Cu(II) Coordination Comp­­ound" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2022, e202100904(1-8).
  1. S. Naaz, B. Debnath, S. Islam, S. Khan, F. Ahmed, B. Dutta, A. D. Jana* and M. H. Mir* " Carboxylato Bridged Cyclic SBUs as Robust Features in a Series of Cu(II) Coordination Polymers and Halogen•••Halogen Interactions in Crystal Packing " Cryst. Growth Des. 2022, 22, 1253–1262.


  1. Akhtaruzzaman, B. Pal, S. Khan, B. Dutta, S. Naaz, S. Maity, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Exploration of semiconducting properties of Zn(II) and Cd(II) based coordination polymers with dicarboxylate of chair-type backbone” CrystEngComm, 2021, 23, 7525–7533.

  2. T. Chatterjee, B. Dutta, S. Khan, S. Islam, A. M. Alanazi, S. M. Wabaidur, S. M. Alam*  and M. H. Mir"Exploitation of a Zn(II) paddle wheel metal-organic framework as effective sorbent for the quantitative estimation of cationic and anionic dyes” Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2021, 528, 120595 (1-7).

  3. S. Khan, Akhtaruzzaman, R. Medishetty,* A. Ekka, M. H. Mir* “Mechanical motion in crystals triggered by solid state photochemical [2+2] cycloaddition reaction” Chem. Asian J. 2021, 16, 2806-2816 (Minireview).

  4. M. H. Mir,* S. Bera, S. Khan, S. Maity, C. Sinha  and  B. Dutta “Sunlight assisted SCSC dimerization of a 1D coordination polymer impacts the selectivity of Pd(II) sensing in water. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 6197-6200.
  1. S. Khan, A. Hazra, B. Dutta, Akhtaruzzaman, M. J. Raihan, P. Banerjee* and M. H. Mir* “Strategic Design of Anthracene-Decorated Highly Luminescent Coordination Polymers for Selective and Rapid Detection of TNP: An Explosive Nitro Derivative and Mutagenic Pollutant” Cryst. Growth Des., 2021, 21, 3344–3354.
  1. S. Naaz, P. Das, S. Khan, B. Dutta, S. Maity, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* “Fabrication of a halopyridine appended Co(II) based 1D coordination polymer for efficient charge transportation” Polyhedron, 2021, 201, 115159.
  2. Akhtaruzzaman, M. Mohammad, S. Khan, B. Dutta, S. Maity, S. Naaz, S. M. Alam, P. Ghosh, M. M. Islam* and M. H. Mir* “One-pot crystallization of 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate based two tetranuclear Cu(II) compounds impacts on DNA binding affinities” CrystEngComm, 202123, 1091–1098.
  1. F. Ahmed, J. Ortega-Castro, A. Frontera* and M. H. Mir* “Semiconducting properties of pyridyl appended linear dicarboxylate based coordination polymers: theoretical prediction via DFT study” Dalton Trans., 202150, 270–278.
  1. F. Ahmed, B. Dutta and M. H. Mir* “Electrically conductive 1D coordination polymers: design strategy and controlling factors” Dalton Trans., 202150, 29-38 (Invited Frontier Article).


  1. B. Dutta, C. Sinha* and M. H. Mir* “Exploration of [2+2] photodimerization of coordination polymers in various applications” J. Indian Chem. Soc., 202097, 2601-2607 (Invited Article, Special Issue, ICS Convention).

  2. S. Islam, P. Das, S. Maiti, S. Khan, S. Maity, P. Ghosh, A. D. Jana,* P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* “Electrically conductive Cu(II)-based 1D coordination polymer with theoretical insight” Dalton Trans., 202049, 15323–15331.
  1. Akhtaruzzaman, S. Khan, A. A. Alothman, B. Dutta, S. M. Wabaidur, S. M. Alam, M. M. Islam* and M. H. Mir* “Synthesis, crystal structure and DNA binding of a new Ni(II) coordination compound based on 4-naphthylvinylpyridine ligand” Polyhedron, 2020, 19, 114777(1-9).
  1. S. Islam, B. Pal, S. Khan, S. Maity, S. Naaz, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* '' Fabrication of Cu(II) based halobenzoate appended ladder polymers with efficient charge transport property'' CrystEngComm, 2020, 22, 6720-6726.
  1. B. Dutta, S. R. Ghosh, A. Roy, S. Jana, C. Sinha, S. Das, A. D. Jana* and M. H. Mir* ''Stabilization of Cyclic Water Tetramer and Dimer in the Crystal Host of 2D Coordination Networks: Electrical Conductivity and Dielectric Studies'' New J. Chem., 2020,  44, 15857-15870.
  1. B. Dutta, S. Dey, K. Pal, S. Bera, S. Naaz, K. Jana, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* "Supramolecular assembly of a 4-(1-naphthylvinyl)pyridyl appended Zn(II) coordination compound for turn-on fluorescence sensing of trivalent metal ions (Fe3+, Al3+, Cr3+) and cell imaging application" New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 13163-13171.
  1. Z. A. ALOthman,* B. Dutta, S. M. Alam, S. M. Wabaidur  and M. H. Mir* ''C–H···π(metal–ligand ring) interaction in a mesaconate bridged Cd(II) 1-D coordination polymer: structural elucidation, theoretical study, and photophysical properties'' J. Coord. Chem., 202073, 1106.
  1. S. Khan, B. Dutta, and M. H. Mir* ''Impact of solid-state photochemical [2+2] cycloaddition in coordination polymers for diverse applications'' Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 9556-9563 (Invited Frontier Article).
  1. F.  Ahmed, J. Datta, S. Khan, B. Dutta, S. Islam, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir*, ''Linear dicarboxylate based pyridyl appended cobalt(II) coordination polymers in search of opto-electronic properties'' New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 9004.
  1. S. Khan, Z. A. ALOthman,* M. Mohammad, M. S. Islam, A. Slawin, S. M. Wabaidur, M. M. Islam and M. H. Mir"Synthesis and characterization of a hydrogen bonded metal-organic cocrystal: exploration of its DNA binding study" Polyhedron 2020, 180, 114454 (1-7).
  1. B. Dutta, A. Hazra, A. Dey, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray,* P. Banerjee* and M. H. Mir"Construction of a Succinate Bridged Cd(II)-Based 2D Coordination Polymer for Efficient Optoelectronic Device Fabrication and Explosive Sensing Application" Cryst. Growth Des. 202020, 765-776.
  1. B. Dutta, Akhtaruzzaman, H. Sato, T. Akitsu, A. Slawin, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* "Two acetylenedicarboxylato-bridged 4-styrylpyridine appended 1D coordination polymers: Synthesis, structural characterization and variable temperature magnetism" J. Chem. Sci. 2020, 132, 9 (1-6). 


  1. B. Dutta, R. Purkait, S. Bhunia, S. Khan, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* "Selective detection of trinitrophenol by a Cd(II)-based coordination compound" RSC Adv. 20199, 38718–38723.
  1. M. H. Mir*, B. Dutta, S. Islam and S. Khan  "Solid-state photodimerization via [2+2] cycloaddition in metal complexes and CPs" J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2019, 96, 1297-1301. (Invited Article, Special Issue, ICS Convention)
  1. Akhtaruzzaman, P. Das, S. Khan, S. Maity, S. Naaz, S. Islam, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Two zinc(II)-based coordination polymers with flexible dicarboxylate and pyridine mixed ligands: effect of π•••π interactions on electrical activity" New J. Chem. 201943, 16071-16077.
  1. B. Dutta, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* "Sunlight-driven photosalient effect of 1D coordination polymer and release of an elusive cyclobutane derivative" Chem. Commun. 201955, 11049–11051.
  1. B. Dutta, K. Pal, K. Jana, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* "Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of a Zn(II)-Based 2D Pillar Bilayer Metal-Organic Framework" ChemistrySelect 20194, 9947–9951.
  1. Akhtaruzzaman, S. Khan, B. Dutta, S. M. Yakout, S. S. Ibrahim and M. H. Mir* " Synthesis and characterization of a new 4-Styrylpyridine based square planar copper(II) complex: Exploration of phenoxazinone synthase mimicking activity" J. Coord. Chem. 2019, 72, 2362–2375.
  1. B. Dutta, C. Sinha,  and M. H. Mir* "Supramolecular assembly of Cu(II)-based 1D coordination polymer: Synthesis, characterization and correlation of band gap" J. Mol. Struct.  2019, 1197, 430-435.
  1. B. Dutta, A. Dey, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Tuning of para- position of pyridyl ligands impacts the electrical properties of a series of Cd(II) ladder polymers" Dalton Trans. 201948, 11259–11267.
  1. S. Islam, J. Datta, S. Maity, B. Dutta, S. Khan, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Photodimerization of 1D Ladder Polymer Through Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation has Effect on Electrical Conductivity" Cryst. Growth Des. 201919, 4057-4062 (Invited Article for "Virtual Special Issue" on "Structure Property relationship in Crystalline Solids").
  1. B. Dutta, A. Dey, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Sunlight Induced Topochemical Photodimerization and Switching of the Conductivity of a Metal-Organic Compound" Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 5419−5422.
  1. B. Dutta, D. Das, J. Datta, A. Chandra, S. Jana, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir*, "Synthesis of a Zn(II)-based 1D zigzag coordination polymer for the fabrication of optoelectronic device with remarkably high photosensitivity" Inorg. Chem. Front. 20196, 1245–1252.
  1. S. Islam, J. Datta, S. Maity, B. Dutta, F. Ahmed, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* “Halogen•••π Interactions in Supramolecular Architecture of 1D Coordination Polymers and Their Electrical Conductance” ChemistrySelect 2019, 4, 3294–3299.
  1. B. Dutta, S. Maity, S. Ghosh, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* “Acetylenedicarboxylato bridged Mn(II)-based 1D coordination polymer: electrochemical CO2 reduction and magnetic properties” New J. Chem. 2019, 43, 5167-5172.
  1. B. Dutta, R. Jana, A. K. Bhanja, P. P. Ray*, C. Sinha* and M. H. Mir* "Supramolecular Aggregate of Cadmium (II)-Based one-Dimensional Coordination Polymer for Device Fabrication and Sensor Application" Inorg. Chem. 201958, 2686-2694.
  1. F. Ahmed, S. R. Ghosh, S. Halder, S. Guin, S. M. Alam, P. P. Ray*, A. D. Jana* and M. H. Mir* "Metal-ligand ring aromaticity in a 2D coordination polymer used as a photosensitive electronic device" New J. Chem. 201943, 2710-2717.


  1. B. Dutta, C. Sinha and M. H. Mir* "Synthesis and crystal structure of a CdII-based 2D coordination polymer and determination of band gap" J. Indian Chem. Soc. 2018, 95, 1535-1540. (Invited Article, Special Issue, ICS Convention)
  1. B. Dutta, A. Dey, S. Maity, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Supramolecular Assembly of a Zn(II)-Based 1D Coordination Polymer through Hydrogen Bonding and pi...pi Interactions: Crystal Structure and Device Applications" ACS Omega 2018, 3, 12060-12067 (Invited Article).
  1. B. Dutta, J. Datta, S. Maity, C. Sinha, D. Sun, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Electrical property and Schottky behavior of a flexible Schiff-base compound: X-ray structure and stabilization of 1D water chain" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201820, 24744-24749.
  1. S. Islam, J. Datta, F. Ahmed, B. Dutta, S. Naaz, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Effect on Schottky behavior of 1D coordination polymers by altering para-substituent on the benzoate ligand" New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 13971-13977.
  1. B. Dutta, A. Dey, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Photochemical Structural Transformation of a Linear 1D Coordination Polymer Impacts the Electrical Conductivity" Inorg. Chem. 201857, 8029-803.
  1. B. Dutta, R. Jana, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Synthesis of Cd(II) based 1D coordination polymer by in situ ligand generation and fabrication of photosensitive electronic device" Inorg. Chem. Front. 2018, 5, 1998–2005 (Hot Paper).
  1. F. Ahmed, J. Datta, B. Dutta, S. Sarkar, A. D. Jana,* P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Water Tetramer Confinement and Photosensitive Schottky Behavior of a 2D Coordination Polymer" ChemistrySelect 20183, 6985–6991.
  1. B. Dutta, A. Dey, K. Naskar,  S. Maity, F. Ahmed, S. Islam, C. Sinha, P. Ghosh, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir"Two isostructural linear coordination polymers: Size of metal ion impacts the electrical conductivity" New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 10309–10316.
  1. B. Dutta, S. M. Pratik, S. Jana, C. Sinha, A. Datta* and M. H. Mir*, "Novel Br···π(Chelate) interaction in a 1D coordination polymer revealing aromaticity" ChemistrySelect 20183, 4289– 4291.
  1. B. Dutta, A. Dey, K. Naskar,  F. Ahmed, R. Purkait, S. Islam, S. Ghosh, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Cu(II)-based binuclear compound for the application of photosensitive electronic device" New J. Chem. 2018, 42, 8629--8637.


  1. F. Ahmed, S. Halder, B. Dutta, S. Islam, C. Sen, S. kundu, C. Sinha, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Synthesis and structural characterization of Cu(II)-based 1D coordination polymer and its application in Schottky device" New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 11317-11323.
  1. K.Naskar, A. Dey, B. Dutta, F. Ahmed, C. Sen, M. H. Mir, P. P. Roy, and C. Sinha "Intercatenated coordination polymers (ICPs) of carboxylato bridged Zn(II)-isoniazid and their electrical conductivity" Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17, 3267–3276. 
  1. F. Ahmed, J. Datta, B. Dutta, K. Naskar, C. Sinha, S. M. Alam, S. kundu, P. P. Ray* and M. H. Mir* "Cation dependent charge transport in linear dicarboxylate based isotypical 1D coordination polymers" RSC Adv20177, 10369–10375.


  1. F. Ahmed, S. Roy, K. Naskar, C. Sinha, S. M. Alam, S. kundu, J. J. Vittal* and M. H. Mir* "Halogen···halogen interactions in the supramolecular assembly of 2D coordination polymers and the CO2 sorption behavior” Cryst. Growth Des201616, 5514-5519.


  1. M. H. Mir and J. J. Vittal, “Muconate bridged coordination polymers of Cu(II): Effect of auxiliary ligand on their structural architectures” Inorg. Chim. Acta 2013403, 97-101.

  2. R. A. Laskar, N. A. Begum, M. H. Mir, M. R. Rohman and A. T. Khan, “Nickel(II) chloride hexahydrate catalyzed reaction of aromatic aldehydes with 2-mercaptoethanol: Formation of supramolecular helical assemblage of the product” Tetrahedron lett2013, 54, 5839-5844.

  3. A. T. Khan, A. Ghosh, R. S. Basha, and M. H. Mir, “Synthesis of trisubstituted 1H-pyrazole-4-carbodithioate using one-pot three-component reaction catalyzed by ferric sulfate [Fe2(SO4)3·xH2O]” Asian J. Org. Chem20132,126-129.

  4. R. A. Laskar, N. A. Begum, M. H. Mir, S. Ali and A. T. Khan, “Hydrogen-bond-driven stereoselective syntheses of b-enaminoesters and b-enaminones by vanadium(IV) acetylacetonate catalyzed reaction” Tetrahedron lett201354, 436-440.


  1. A. T. Khan, R. S. Basha, M. Lal and M. H. Mir, “Formation of unexpected α-amino amidine through three-  component UGI condensation reaction,” RSC Adv. 20122, 5506–5509.
  1. H. Sato, R. Matsuda, M. H. Mir and S. Kitagawa, “Photochemical cycloaddition on the pore surface of a porous coordination polymer impacts on the sorption behavior,” Chem. Commun201248, 7919-7921 (Back Cover).


  1. M. H. Mir, J. X. Ong, G. K. Kole, G. K. Tan, M. J. McGlinchey, Y. Wu and J. J. Vittal, “Photoreactive gold(I) macrocycles with diphosphine andtrans, trans- muconate Ligands,” Chem. Commun2011, 47, 11633-11635.


  1. M. H. Mir, G. K. Tan, L. L. Koh and J. J. Vittal, “Single-crystal to single-crystal photochemical structural transformations of interpenetrated 3D coordination polymers by [2+2] cycloaddition reactions,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201049, 390–393.


  1. M. H. Mir, L. Wang, M. W. Wong and J. J. Vittal, “Water helicate, (H2O)7 hosted by diamondoid metal-organic framework,” Chem. Commun.2009, 4539–4541.


  1. M. H. Mir, S. Kitagawa and J. J. Vittal, “Two- and three-fold interpenetrated metal-organic frameworks from one-pot crystallization,” Inorg. Chem200847, 7728–7733.

  1. M. H. Mir and J. J. Vittal, “Single-crystal to single-crystal transformation of cyclic water heptamer to another (H2O)7 cluster containing cyclic pentamer,” Cryst. Growth Des20088, 1478–1480.


  1. M. H. Mir and J. J. Vittal, “Phase transition accompanied by transformation of elusive discrete cyclic water heptamer to bicyclic (H2O)7 cluster,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed200746, 5925–5928. (Inside Cover Page & referred in Wikipedia of water cluster
  1. H. S. Sahoo, D. K. Chand, S. Mahalakshmi, M. H. Mir and R. Raghunathan, “Manifestation of diamagnetic chemical shifts of proton NMR signals by an anisotropic shielding effect of nitrate anions,” Tetrahedron lett200748, 761–765.


  1. Best Researcher Award, 2021, NESIN International Resaecrh Awards
  2. Best Innovation Award, 2021, VDGOOD Technology Factory
  3. Outstanding Scientist Award, VIRA 2018, Venus International Foundation
  4. Young Scientist Award, VIRA 2017, Venus International Foundation
  5. The Best Research Publication Award 2010, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  6. AsCA Travel Award, Beijing, China, 2009 by Asian Crystallographic Association.
  7. The Best Graduate Researcher Award, 2008 in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore.


Peer Review Activity

Nature Chemistry; Angewandte Chemie; Inorganic Chemistry; Crystal Growth & Design; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters; Chemistry—An Asian Journal; Dalton Transactions; New Journal of Chemsitry; CrystEngComm; Journal of Molecular Structure

Ph.D. Thesis Guidance

PhD Degree Awarded

1. Dr. Faruk Ahmed (August 2018)

Thesis Title: Role of Supramolecular Interactions in the Construction of Coordination Polymers and their Applications

2. Dr. Basudeb Dutta (February 2021) (

Thesis Title: Supramolecular Assembly of Dicarboxylic Acid Bridged Coordination Polymers and their Applications

3. Dr. Akhtaruzzaman (March 2021) 

Thesis Title: Pyridyl Appended Coordination Compounds for Catalytic, Magnetic and Electrical Conductivity Applications

4. Dr. Sakhiul Islam (December 2021) ( 

Thesis Title: Fabrication of 1D Coordination Polymers and their Applications in Electrical Conductivity

PhD Thesis Submitted


Ongoing PhD Scholars

1. Ms. Sanobar Naaz

2. Mr. Sambhunath Bera

Post-Doctoral Fellow 

1. Dr. Samim Khan (CSIR Research Associate) (April 2019- Till date)

Research Fellow

1. Mr. Mohiuddin SK (MANF-JRF)

MASTER Thesis Guidance


Sk. Sirajul Islam (CHM09504)


Sabia Khatun (CHM105007)


Shahnaz Begum (CHM11008)

Asia Parvin (CHM111030)

Sarifun Khatun (CHM11014)


Jainab Khatun (CHM125007)

Sanobar Naaz (CHM125017)

Sanaul Islam (CHM125014)


Farha Yasmin (CHM13532)

Najni Sultana (CHM13525)


Rukhsana Parvin (CHM145022)


SK Azharuddin (CHM155023)

Abbasuddin Chowdhury (CHM155018)

Samsuddin Molla (CHM155033)


Tousif Al Amin (CHM165029)
Munshi Safikul Islam (CHM192009)
Sk Sahidur Rahaman (CHM192015)
Ashhadullah Faheem (CHM165019)
Samim Aktar (CHM165041)

Project Works

Sponsored Projects

Principal Investigator: Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) project of worth Rs. 1.35 Lakhs (Grant No. CRS/2021-22/02/538 Dated 30/03/2022) UGC-DAE CSR, Govt. of India, Duration 3 yrs

Principal Investigator: Start-Up Research Grant (Young Scientist) of worth Rs. 24.96 Lakhs (Grant No. SB/FT/CS-185/2012 Dated 30/07/2014) DST, SERB, Govt. of India, Duration 3 yrs


Selected Conference Attended

  1. Invited Talk: "Photoreactive Metal-Coordination Polymers and their Applications" International Symposium at Shandong University, November 2020 Shandong, P.R. China (Webinar).

  2. Oral Presenatation: "Photoreactive coordination polymers and their material applications" 16th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA 2019), December 2019 UTown, Singapore.
  3. Invited Talk: "Solid-state photodimerization via [2+2] cycloaddition in metal complexes and CPs" 56th ANNUAL CONVENTION OF CHEMISTS and International Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Sciences, November 2019 Raipur, India
  4. Poster Presentation: M. H. Mir, "Halogen•••Halogen Interactions in 2D Coordination Polymers Impact the Sorption Behavior"  24th Congress - International Union of Crystallograph (IUCr 2017), August 2017, Hyderabad, India.
  5. Poster Presentation: M. H. Mir, G. K. Tan, L. L. Koh and J. J. Vittal, “Single-crystal to single-crystal photochemical structural transformations of interpenetrated 3D MOFs,” 2nd NUS-SNU Joint Symposium, March 2010, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  6. Oral Presentation: M. H. Mir and J. J. Vittal, “Template Trapping of Elusive Cyclic Water Heptamers and Acyclic Water Helicate, (H2O)7Hosted by the Diamondoid Metal-Organic Frameworks”, 6th Singapore International Chemical Conference (SICC-6), December 2009, Singapore.
  7. Poster Presentation: M. H. Mir and J. J. Vittal, “New Water Clusters Hosted by Diamondoid MOFs,” The Joint Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association and Chinese Crystallographic Society (AsCA’09), October 2009, Beijing, China.
  8. Invited Talk: M. H. Mir, S. Kitagawa and J. J. Vittal, “Two- and three-fold interpenetrated metal-organic frameworks from one-pot crystallization,” 4th Mathematics and Physical Science Graduate Conference (MPSGC), December 2008, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  9. Invited Talk: M. H. Mir and J. J. Vittal, “Cyclic water heptamers, (H2O)­7­ inside MOFs,” 9th Frontier Science Symposium, October - 2008, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  10. Participation: International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) Summer School on Periodic Structures and Crystal Chemistry, August-2008 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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