Goutam Kumar Lahiri

Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076
Ph: 022-2576 7159
Fax: 022-2576 3480
Email: lahiri[at]chem.iitb.ac.in

Academic Background

Ph.D., IACS-Kolkata, Jadavpur University, India, 1990

Professional Experience

Post Doctoral Fellow, West Virginia University, USA (1990 - 1993)
Assistant Professor-IIT Bombay, 1993-1997
Associate Professor-IIT Bombay, 1997-2001
Professor-IIT Bombay, 2001- present
Visiting Professor, Bristol University, UK, 2000
Research Professor, Stuttgart University, Germany, 2002 - present 1
Visiting Professor, Stuttgart University, Germany, 2007-2008

Awards and Recognitions

J C Bose Fellowship (SERB): 2019.
Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (FNA): 2019
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (FNASc): 2016
Institute (IIT Bombay) Chair Professor: 2016
CRSI Silver Medal: 2016
Rev.Fr. L. M. Yeddanapally Memorial Award; Indian Chemical Society : 2015
Excellence in Teaching (IIT Bombay): 2015
Institute (IIT Bombay) Chair Professor: 2014
Institute (IIT Bombay) Chair Professor: 2011
Prof. S.C. Bhattacharya Award for Excellence in Research (IIT Bombay): 2011
Ramanna Fellowship (DST): 2011
Excellence in Teaching (IIT Bombay): 2010
Ramanna Fellowship (DST): 2007
Mercator Chair Professorship (DFG-Germany): 2007
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences-Bangalore (FASc): 2005
Fellow, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences: 2001
Royal Society Award for International Authors: 2000
B. M. Birla awards in chemistry: 1996

Research Interests

Electrochemical, spectroscopic, magnetic, structural and theoretical manifestations of delicate intramolecular valence and spin state interactions at the interface of redox sensitive metal-ligand frameworks and catalysis.

Recent Representative Publications

  • Diverse Functionalization of Ruthenium-Chelated 2-Picolylamines: Oxygenation, Dehydrogenation, Cyclization, and N-Dealkylation
    S. Panda, A. S. Hazari, M. Gogia and G. K. Lahiri
    Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 1355

  • Fused N Heterocyclic-Bridged Isomeric Diruthenium Complexes [(acac)2Ru(µ-DIPQD)Ru(acac)2]n , n = +2, + 1, 0, -1, -2
    M. A. Ansari, S. Mondal, W. Kaim and G. K. Lahiri
    Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 4397

  • A Directing Group Assisted Ruthenium Catalyzed Approach to Access Meta-Nitrated Phenols
    S. Sasmal, S. K. Sinha, G. K. Lahiri and D. Maiti
    Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 7100

  • Unprecedented Metal-Metal Bonded {Ru4(µ3-O)2} Butterfly Core in Oxido-Carboxylato Bridged Mixed Valence Cluster-Structural Elucidation and Electronic Forms in Accessible Redox States
    S. K. Bera and G. K. Lahiri
    Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 13573

  • Three Bis-BODIPY Analogous Diruthenium Redox Series: Characterization and Electronic Structure Analysis
    S. K. Bera, S. Mondal, A. S. Hazari, J. L. Priego, R. J. -Aparicio, W. Kaim and G. K. Lahiri
    Chem. Asian J., 2020, 15, 2532

  • Bond Activations Assisted by Redox Active Ligand Scaffolds
    F. F. Khan, A. D. Chowdhury and G. K. Lahiri
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2020, 1138 (Invited)

  • Non-Spectator Feature of a-Diimine Mimicked Di/tetrahydro-bis-isoquinoline and Biimidazopyridine on {Ru(acac)2} Platform
    S. Panda, P. Goel and G. K. Lahiri
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2020, 2004

  • Copper in Efficient Synthesis of Aromatic Heterocycles with Single Heteroatom
    T. Pal, G. K. Lahiri and D. Maity
    Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2020, 000 (Invited)

  • Transition Metals and Transition Metals/Lewis Acid Cooperative Catalysis for Directing Group Assisted para-C-H Functionalization
    S. Sasmal, U. Dutta, G. K. Lahiri and D. Maiti
    Chem. Lett., 2020, 000 (Invited Article)

  • Ruthenium-Hydride Assisted Remarkable Diversity Towards Non-Spectator Feature of Benzodifuroxan
    Sanchaita Dey, Sanjib Panda, and G. K. Lahiri
    Chem. Asian J., 2020, 15, 3281

  • Regioselective Synthesis of Fused Furans via Decarboxylative Annulation of a,ßAlkenyl Carboxylic Acid with Cyclic Ketone: Synthesis of Biheteroaryl Derivatives.
    Agasti, T. Pal, T. K. Achar, S. Maiti, D. Pal, S. Mandal, K. Daud, G. K. Lahiri
    and D. Maiti Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 11039

  • Ruthenium-Chelated Non-Innocent Bis(heterocyclo)methanides: A Mimicked ßDiketiminate
    S. Panda, S. K. Bera, P. Goel, A. K. Dutta and G. K. Lahiri
    Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 11458

  • Host-Guest Feature of DPPP Bridged Arene-Ruthenium Clip Derived Molecular Rectangle
    S. Dhara, M. A. Ansari and G. K. Lahiri
    Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 10991

  • Mixed-Valent RuIIIRuIV Configuration in an Oxido-Carboxylato-Bridged Diastereomeric Pair
    S. K. Bera, A. S. Hazari and G. K. Lahiri
    Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 12538

  • Isolable Cu(I) Complexes of Extremely Electron-Poor, Completely Unreduced o-Quinone and “Di-o-Quinone” Ligands Stabilized through p-p Interactions in the Secondary Coordination Sphere
    U. Albold, C. Hoyer, N. I. Neuman, S. Sobottka, A. S. Hazari, G. K. Lahiri and B. Sarkar
    Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 3754

  • Electronically Triggered Switchable Binding Modes of the C-Organonitroso (ArNO) Moiety on the {Ru(acac)2} Platform
    S. Dey, S. Panda, P. Ghosh and G. K. Lahiri
    Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 1627

  • Near-IR Absorbing Ruthenium Complexes of Non-Innocent 6,12-Di(pyridin-2-yl) indolo[3,2-b]carbazole: Variation as a Function of Co-Ligands
    S. Panda, M. A. Ansari, A. Mandal and G. K. Lahiri
    Chem. Asian J., 2019, 14, 4631

  • Redox Non-Innocence and Isomer-Specific Oxidative Functionalization of Ruthenium-Coordinated ßKetoiminate
    S. K. Bera, S. Panda, S. Dey Baksi and G. K. Lahiri
    Chem. Asian J., 2019, 14, 1

  • Cobalt-Catalyzed C(sp2)-H Allylation of Biphenyl Amines with Unbiased Terminal Olefins
    A. Baccalini, S. Vergura, P. Dolui, S. Maiti, S. Dutta, Soham Maity, F. F. Khan, G. K. Lahiri, G. Zanoni and D. Maiti
    Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 8842.

  • Redox-Induced Oxidative C-C Bond Cleavage of 2,2'-Pyridil in Diruthenium Complexes
    F. F. Khan, S. Sobottka, B. Sarkar and G. K. Lahiri
    Chem. Eur. J., 2019, 25, 9737

  • The Coordination Potential of Indigo, Anthraquinone and Related Redox-active Dyes
    G. K. Lahiri and W. Kaim
    Coord. Chem. Rev., 2019, 393, 1

  • Electronic Impact of Ancillary Ligand on the Oxygenation Profile of Ruthenium Coordinated ßdiketiminate
    S. Panda, S. Bera and G. K. Lahiri
    Polyhedron, 2019, 172, 45 (Invited)