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Dr. Monika Singh


We develop Metal Organic Framework based Porous Nanostructures for Applications in Energy and Environment. At present her group focuses on following areas: 
Developing new MOFs for carbon dioxide capture and its catalytic conversion to useful carbonates. 
Polyoxomolybdate cluster based solids and their various applications


Research Interest

  • CO2 sequestration using nanoporous materials such as MOFs, COFs and ZIFs.
    Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction; Energy storage hybrid devices including batteries supercapacitors, etc.; Sensing of VOCs, ions etc.
    Polyoxomolybdate based Open Framework materials for electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction.
    Polyoxomolybdate based materials for anti-tumour activity.

Research Highlights

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PhD Students


    Email: parul.ph19234@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH19234

    Working Since Jan, 2020
  • Mr. Pulkit

    Email: pulkit.ph14215@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH14215

    Working Since Jan, 2015
  • Ms. Arti Joshi

    Email: arti.ph16210@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH16210

    Working Since Jul, 2016

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  1. Visible-Light-Assisted Gasochromic Sensing of Nicotine from Cigarette Smoke by Metal-Organic Nanotube: Deepika Rani, Kuldeep Kumar Bhasin and Monika Singh, (2020) (2020) ACS Materials Lett., 2: 9-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.9b00314

  2. High yield Cycloaddition of Carbon Dioxide to Epoxides Catalysed by Metal Organic Frameworks: Deepika Rani, Rajinder Kumar,Vineet Kumar and Monika Singh, (2020) Materials Today Sustainability, 5: 100021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtsust.2019.100021

  3. Synthesis and Structure of Anderson Cluster based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solid [{Cu(2-pzc)(H2O)2{H7AlMo6O24}].17H2O and its dye adso: Arti Joshi,Sonalika Vaidya,Monika Singh, (2019) Journal of Chemical Science, 131: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12039-018-1583-4

  4. Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Polyoxomolybdate Solids based on diamine: Dinesh Kumar,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2014) Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences India, .

  5. Mole ratio dependent formation of mononuclear versus pentanuclear zinc(II) pivalate complexes and the ‘carboxylate shift’ process: Umesh Kumar, Natesan Thirupathi, (2013) Polyhedron, 55: 233–240. DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2013.02.081

  6. Extending the Supramolecular Synthon Concept in Flexible Polyaminocarboxylate based Coordination Polymers: Pramod Kumar Goswami, Ram Thaimattam,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2013) CrystEngComm, 15: 9787 – 9797. DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41067F

  7. Crystallization of Mo–EDTA complex based solids: Dinesh Kumar, Arunachalam Ramanan, (2012) J. Mol. Struc., 1030: 89 – 94. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2012.07.024

  8. Crystal engineering of POM based metal organic solids: The case of chromium molybdate cluster based metal complexes and coordination polymers: Arunachalam Ramanan, (2011) Cryst. Growth Des, 11: 3381–3394. DOI: 10.1021/cg101695w

  9. Oxalate bridged copper pyrazole complex templated Anderson-Evans cluster based solids: Katikaneani Pavani,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2011) Aus. J. Chem., 64: 68–76. DOI: 10.1071/CH1027

  10. Crystallization of Copper(II) Sulfate based Minerals and MOF from solution: Dinesh Kumar,Jency Thomas,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2010) J. Chem. Sci., 122: 757–769. DOI: 10.1007/s12039-010-0064-1

  11. Synthesis, structure and optical studies of inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductor: K. Pradeesh, G. Sharachandar Yadav,G. Vijaya Prakash, (2010) MatChemPhysics, 124: 44–47. DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2010.07.037

  12. Rhodium(III) complexes of N-{2-(arylseleno/telluro)ethyl} morpholine: Pradhumn Singh, Dipanwita Das, Ajai K. Singh, (2010) Inorg. Chem. Commun., 13: 988–991. DOI: 10.1016/j.inoche.2010.05.014

  13. 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: Pradhumn Singh, Dipanwita Das, Ajai K. Singh, (2010) Inorg. Chem. Commun., 13: 223–226.

  14. 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: Dipanwita Das, Pradhumn Singh,Ajai Kumar Singh, (2010) high catalytic activity of Pd complexes for Heck reaction, Dalton Trans, 39: 10876–10882. DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00561D

  15. Crystallization of Anderson-Evans type Chromium Molybdate Solids incorporated with Metal pyrazine complex or coordination polymer: Samuel E. Lofland, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2010) Cryst. Growth Des., 10: 5105–5112. DOI: 10.1021/cg100754k

  16. Understanding Supramolecular Interactions Provides Clues for Building Molecules into Minerals and Materials: Jency Thomas,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2010) J. Chem., 63: 565–572. DOI: 10.1071/CH09427

  17. Engineering of copper molybdates: Piperazine dictated pseudopolymorphs: Katikaneani Pavani, Arunachalam Ramanan,Samuel E. Lofland,Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, (2009) J. Mol. Struc, 933: 156–162. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2009.06.014

  18. Half sandwich complexes of Ru(II) and complexes of Pd(II) and Pt(II) with seleno and thio derivatives of pyrrolidine: Pradhumn Singh, Ajai K. Singh, (2009) J. Organo. Met. Chem, 694: 3872–3880.. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2009.08.004

  19. 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 pol: Dipanwita Das, Ajai K. Singh, (2009) Inorg. Chem. Commun, 12: 1120–1123.

  1. International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT-2014): INST, Mohali, India, (2014) .

  2. New Directions in Chemical Sciences (NDCS-2012): Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, (2012) .

  3. The structural landscape of EDTA and its analogues – new building blocks for coordination polymers: Pramod Kumar Goswami, Dinesh Kumar, Vineet Kumar,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2011) .

  4. Supramolecular Isomerism in Polyoxomolybdates: A Chemical Insight: Arunachalam Ramanan, (2009) Young Scientist Lecture, .

  5. Supramolecular Assembly of Solids Based on Anderson-Evans type polyoxoanion: Effect of Transition Metals, at International Symposium on Inorganic Ring Systems: Arunachalam Ramanan, (2009) Presented Poster, .

  6. Copper Based Metal Organic Frameworks, at 3rd Mid-Year Symposium of the Chemical Research Society of India: Jency Thomas, Kalawati Saini,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2008) NIPER, Chandigarh, .

  7. Chemistry of Organically Templated Copper Molybdates: Synthesis, Structure and Magnetism: Katikneani Pavani,Arunachalam Ramanan, (2008) Future Directions in Advanced Materials Research, .

  8. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry: IIT Madras, (2007) .

  9. Recent Trends in Chemistry: University of Delhi, (2004) .


  • Nanoporous Materials for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration 3 years, DST-SERB
    Funding Amount: 23.90 Lakhs
    PI: Dr. Monika Singh
  • Ultra-fast effective treatment of Water contaminants using semiconducting nanomaterials Two Years, INST
    Funding Amount: 10 Lakhs
    Role PI: Dr. Sonalika Vaidya Role Co-PI: Dr. Monika Singh

  • 2012


    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

  • 2007


    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

  • Scientist B:Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, India (January 2013 to Present till date )

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