INST Faculty Directory

Dr. Monika Singh

Scientist B
Educational Qualification:

♦ PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2007-2012)

♦ MSc: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2005-2007)

Positions Held :

♦ Scientist B at Institute of Nano Science and Technology

Research Area

♦ Small Angle X-Ray Scattering studies of nanomaterials: Typical samples include Proteins, DNA, or RNA, Biological membranes, Biological solid structures and tissues, Gels, sols, Aggregation processes, Templating nanomaterials, Nano crystals, Nano powders, Composites etc.

Carbon dioxide sequestration using nanoporous materials like Metal-Organic frameworks and Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks.

Recent Publications

♦ Monika Singh, Dinesh Kumar and Arunachalam Ramanan, Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Polyoxomolybdate Solids based on diamine, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences India, 2014, In press.

♦ Pramod Kumar Goswami, Monika Singh, Ram Thaimattam, and Arunachalam Ramanan, Extending the Supramolecular Synthon Concept in Flexible Polyaminocarboxylate based Coordination Polymers, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 9787 – 9797.

♦ Dinesh Kumar, Monika Singh, Arunachalam Ramanan, Crystallization of Mo–EDTA complex based solids: Molecular insights, J. Mol. Struc., 2012, 1030, 89 – 94.

Monika Singh and Arunachalam Ramanan, Crystal engineering of POM based metal organic solids: The case of chromium molybdate cluster based metal complexes and coordination polymers, Cryst. Growth Des. 2011, 11, 3381–3394.

♦ Katikaneani Pavani, Monika Singh and Arunachalam Ramanan, Oxalate bridged copper pyrazole complex templated Anderson-Evans cluster based solids, Aus. J. Chem. 2011, 64, 68–76.

Monika Singh, Samuel E. Lofland, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary and Arunachalam Ramanan, Crystallization of Anderson-Evans type Chromium Molybdate Solids incorporated with Metal pyrazine complex or coordination polymer, Cryst. Growth Des. 2010, 10, 5105–5112.

♦ Monika Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Jency Thomas and Arunachalam Ramanan, Crystallization of Copper(II) Sulfate based Minerals and MOF from solution: Chemical insights into the supramolecular interactions, J. Chem. Sci., 2010, 122, 757–769.

Monika Singh, Jency Thomas and Arunachalam Ramanan, Understanding Supramolecular Interactions Provides Clues for Building Molecules into Minerals and Materials: a Retrosynthetic Analysis of Copper-Based Solids, Aus. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 565–572.

♦ Katikaneani Pavani, Monika Singh, Arunachalam Ramanan, Samuel E. Lofland and Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Engineering of copper molybdates: Piperazine dictated pseudopolymorphs, J. Mol. Struc., 2009, 933, 156–162.

♦ Umesh Kumar, Monika Singh, Natesan Thirupathi, Mole ratio dependent formation of mononuclear versus pentanuclear zinc(II) pivalate complexes and the ‘carboxylate shift’ process, Polyhedron, 2013, 55, 233–240.

♦ K. Pradeesh, G. Sharachandar Yadav, Monika Singh and G. Vijaya Prakash, Synthesis, structure and optical studies of inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductor, NH3(CH2)12NH3PbI4, MatChemPhysics, 2010, 124, 44–47.

♦ Dipanwita Das, Pradhumn Singh, Monika Singh and Ajai Kumar Singh, Tetradentate selenium ligand as a building block for homodinuclear complexes of Pd(II) and Ru(II) having seven membered rings or bis-pincer coordination mode: high catalytic activity of Pd complexes for Heck reaction, Dalton Trans., 201039, 10876–10882.

♦ Pradhumn Singh, Dipanwita Das, Monika Singh, Ajai K. Singh, Ligand concentration and reaction time controlled successive substitution of chloro and g6-benzene of di-l-chlorobis{g6-benzene)dichlororuthenium(II)} with selenated Schiff base: Formation of half sandwich Ru(II) complex highly active catalyst for oxidation of alcohols, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2010, 13, 223–226.

♦ Pradhumn Singh, Dipanwita Das, Monika Singh, Ajai K. Singh, Rhodium(III) complexes of N-{2-(arylseleno/telluro)ethyl} morpholine: Synthesis,structure and applications as efficient catalyst for transfer hydrogenation reaction of ketones, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2010, 13, 988–991.

♦ Pradhumn Singh, Monika Singh, Ajai K. Singh, Half sandwich complexes of Ru(II) and complexes of Pd(II) and Pt(II) with seleno and thio derivatives of pyrrolidine : Synthesis, structure and applications as catalysts for organic reactions, J. Organo. Met. Chem. 2009, 694, 3872–3880.

♦ Dipanwita Das, Monika Singh, Ajai K. Singh, Reactions of l-dichlorobis(g3-allyl)palladium(II) withbis(1-H-benzo-triazolyl-methyl) selenide: Formation of unexpected polymeric structure with dormant Se donor site. Applications of the polymeric Pd-complexes in Heck coupling, Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2009, 12, 1120–1123.

Conferences organized :

♦ International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT-2014) held at INST, Mohali, India, March 2 – 5, 2014.

Conferences/ workshops attended :

♦ Pramod Kumar Goswami, Dinesh Kumar, Vineet Kumar, Monika Singh and Arunachalam Ramanan, The structural landscape of EDTA and its analogues – new building blocks for coordination polymers, at International Conference on the Chemistry of Organic Solid State held in IISc. Bangalore, June 26-30, 2011. Participated

Monika Singh and Arunachalam Ramanan, Supramolecular Assembly of Solids Based on Anderson-Evans type polyoxoanion: Effect of Transition Metals, at International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems held in Goa, August 16-21, 2009: Presented Poster.

♦ New Directions in Chemical Sciences (NDCS-2012) organized by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, 7-9th December 2012: Participated

Monika Singh and Arunachalam Ramanan, Supramolecular Isomerism in Polyoxomolybdates: A Chemical Insight, at Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry held in IISc. Bangalore, December 7-10, 2009: Young Scientist Lecture

Monika Singh, Jency Thomas, Kalawati Saini and Arunachalam Ramanan, Copper Based Metal Organic Frameworks, at 3rd Mid-Year Symposium of the Chemical Research Society of India held at NIPER, Chandigarh, July 25-26, 2008: Presented Poster

Monika Singh, Katikneani Pavani and Arunachalam Ramanan, Chemistry of Organically Templated Copper Molybdates: Synthesis, Structure and Magnetism, at Future Directions in Advanced Materials Research held in Shimla, April 16-18, 2008: Presented Poster

♦ Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry held in IIT Madras, December 6-8, 2007: Participated.

♦ National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Chemistry” held at Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, September 22-24, 2004: Participated


Tel: 0172 - 2210075
Email Id : monika(at)inst(dot)ac(dot)in

Office Address :

Institute of Nano Science & Technology
Habitat Centre, Sector - 64, Phase X, Mohali