58. An insight towards the photo-generation of H2 and multifarious carbon fuel additive from biomass-derived ethanol: Boosting the bio-chemical economy

Deepak Kumar Chauhan, Madhurima Sarkar, Abhijit Patra and Kamalakannan Kailasam*

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, Just accepted. (Link)


57. Metal-free room-temperature phosphorescence

Shuzo Hirata*, Sebastian Reineke*, Abhijit Patra* and Wang Zhang Yuan*

Editorial: Front. Chem., 2022, 10, 11025674. (Link)

56. The order-disorder conundrum: a trade-off between crystalline and amorphous porous organic polymers for task-specific applications

Arkaprabha Giri, Yashna Khakre, G. Shreeraj, Tapas Kumar Dutta, Subhankar Kundu and Abhijit Patra*

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 17077-17121. (Link)

55. Molecular to Supramolecular Self-Assembled Luminogens for Tracking the Intracellular Organelle Dynamics

Subhankar Kundu,* Subhadeep Das, Shilpi Jaiswal, and Abhijit Patra*

ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2022, 5, 8, 3623–3648. (Link)

54. Porous Organic Polymers: Promising Testbed for Heterogeneous Reactive Oxygen Species Mediated Photocatalysis and Nonredox CO2 Fixation

Arkaprabha Giri and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Rec. 2022, e202200071 (Link)

53. Progress and perspective: fluorescent to long-lived emissive multifunctional probes for intracellular sensing and imaging

Shilpi Jaiswal, Subhadeep Das, Subhankar Kundu, Isha Rawal, Prashant Anand and Abhijit Patra*

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 6141-6195 (Link)

52. Nanostructured Hypercrosslinked Porous Organic Polymers: Morphological Evolution and Rapid Separation of Polar Organic Micropollutants

Arkaprabha Giri, Subha Biswas, MD. Waseem Hussain, Tapas Kumar Dutta  and Abhijit Patra*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 5, 7369–7381 (Link)


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51. Three in One: Stimuli-Responsive Fluorescence, Solid-State Emission, and Dual-Organelle Imaging Using a Pyrene-Benzophenone Derivative

Subhankar Kundu, Subhadeep Das, Abir Dutta and Abhijit Patra*

J. Phys. Chem. B 2022, 126, 3, 691–701 (Link)


50. UV to NIR multistate electrochromism and electrofluorochromism in dibenzophenazine-arylamine derivatives.

Bahadur Sk, Madhurima Sarkar, Kuldeep Singh, Arunava Sengupta and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 13590-13593 (Link)

49.  Photocatalytic valorization of furfural to value-added chemicals via mesoporous carbon nitride: A possibility through metal-free pathway.

Deepak K. Chauhan, Venugopala R. Battula, Arkaprabha Giri, Abhijit Patra and Kamalakannan Kailasam*.

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2022, 12, 144-153 (Link)

48. Red Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence in Dibenzopyridoquinoxaline-Based Nanoaggregates.

Subhadeep Das, Subhankar Kundu, Bahadur Sk, Madhurima Sarkar, Abhijit Patra,*

Organic Materials, 2021, 3(04), 477-487 (Link)

47. Pyrene-cyanostyrene-pyridine Triad: Multi-stimuli Responsive Fluorescent Emitter and Mitochondrial Imaging. 

Jumana Hasin M, Arkaprabha Giri,* Subhankar Kundu,* Virendra Kumar, Bahadur Sk, Abhijit Patra

Chem. Phys. Impact 2021, 3, 100036 (Link)

46. Two-dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks for Electrochromic Switching.

Madhurima Sarkar, Tapas Kumar Dutta, Abhijit Patra,*

Chem Asian J. 2021, 16, 3055–3067 (Link)

45. A Tailored Heptazine-Based Porous Polymeric Network as a Versatile Heterogeneous (Photo)catalyst.

Neha Sharma, Sunil Kumar, Venugopala R. Battula, Anu Kumari, Arkaprabha Giri, Abhijit Patra, and Kamalakannan Kailasam*.

Chem.Eur. J.2021, 27, 10649–10656 (Link)

44. N,N' -bicarbazole-benzothiadiazole-based conjugated porous organic polymer for reactive oxygen species generation in live cells.

Subhankar Kundu, Biswajit Behera, Arkaprabha Giri, Nitu Saha and Abhijit Patra*.

Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 6875-6878 (Link)

43. A hybrid upconversion nanoprobe for ratiometric detection of aliphatic biogenic amines in aqueous medium.

Shilpi Jaiswal, Subhankar Kundu, Sujoy Bandyopadhyay and Abhijit Patra*.

Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 3232-3239 (Link)

42. One-Pot Phosphine-Free Route for Single-Component White Light Emitting CdSeS Alloy Nanocrystals.

Shilpi Jaiswal, Jyotsana Pathak, Subhankar Kundu, and Abhijit Patra*

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2021, 9, 16, 5613–5622 (Link)

41. Porous noria polymer: a cage-to-network approach toward a robust catalyst for CO2 fixation and nitroarene reduction.

Arkaprabha Giri, Niraj Nitish Patil and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 4404-4407 (Link)

40. Deciphering the evolution of supramolecular nanofibers in solution and solid-state: a combined microscopic and spectroscopic approach.

Subhankar Kundu, Arkaprava Chowdhury, Soumen Nandi, Kankan Bhattacharyya* and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 5874-5882 (Link)

39. Post‐synthetic modification of covalent organic frameworks through in situ polymerization of aniline for enhanced capacitive energy storage.

Tapas Kumar Dutta, and Abhijit Patra*

Chem Asian J. 2021, 16, 158-164 (Link)



38. Cavitand and Molecular Cage-Based Porous Organic Polymers.

Arkaprabha Giri*, Aniket Sahoo, Tapas Kumar Dutta, and Abhijit Patra*

ACS Omega 2020, 5, 28413–28424 (Invited Mini-review) (Link)


37. N-rich electron acceptors: triplet harvesting in multichromophoric pyridoquinoxaline and pyridopyrazine-based organic emitters.

Bahadur Sk, Samarth Sharma, Anto James, Subhankar Kundu and Abhijit Patra*

J. Mater. Chem. C 2020, 8, 12943-12950 (Link)


36. Multifunctional ionic porous frameworks for CO2 conversion and combating microbes.

Md Waseem Hussain, Vipin Bhardwaj, Arkaprabha Giri, Ajit Chande and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 7910-7920 (Link)

35. Molecular engineering approaches towards all-organic white light emitting materials. 

Subhankar Kundu, Bahadur Sk, Pragyan Pallavi, Arkaprabha Giri and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Eur. J. (Review) 2020, 26, 5557-5582 (Link)



34. Naked-eye colorimetric sensor for methanol and ‘turn-on’ fluorescence detection of Al3+.

Virendra Kumar,* Subhankar Kundu, Bahadur Sk and Abhijit Patra

New J. Chem. 2019, 43, 18582-18589 (Link)


33. ‘Connecting the dots’: knitting C-phenylresorcin[4]arenes with aromatic linkers for task-specific porous organic polymers. 

Arkaprabha Giri, Md Waseem Hussain, Bahadur Sk and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Mater. 2019, 31(20), 8440-8450 (Link)


32. Organic nanocage: A promising testbed for catalytic CO2 conversion.

Md Waseem Hussain, Arkaprabha Giri and Abhijit Patra*

Sustainable Energy Fuels. 2019, 3, 2567-2571 (Link)



31. Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer-based multifunctional solid-state emitter: a fluorescent platform with ‘write-erase-write’ function. 

Pragyan Pallavi, Virendra Kumar, Md Waseem Hussain and Abhijit Patra*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10(51), 44696-44705 (Link)

30. Dynamic and static excimer: a versatile platform for single component white light emission and chelation-enhanced fluorescence.

Virendra Kumar, Bahadur Sk, Subhankar Kundu and Abhijit Patra*

J. Mater. Chem. C 2018, 6, 12086-12094 (Link)

29. A smart photosensitizer based on a red emitting solution processable porous polymer: generation of reactive oxygen species.

Sujoy Bandyopadhyay, Subhankar Kundu, Arkaprabha Giri and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 9123-9126 (Link)

28. Redox-active pyrene-based pristine porous organic polymers for efficient energy storage with exceptional cyclic stability.

Sujoy Bandyopadhyay, Chanderpratap Singh, Priyajit Jash, Md Waseem Hussain, Amit Paul* and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 6796-6799 (Link

27. T and V-shaped donor-acceptor-donor molecules involving pyridoquinoxaline: large Stokes shift, environment-sensitive tunable emission and temperature-induced fluorochromism.

Bahadur Sk, Saurabh Khodia and Abhijit Patra,*

Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 1786-1789 (Link).


26. Tuning the Förster Resonance Energy Transfer through Self-assembly Approach for Efficient White-light Emission in Aqueous Medium. 

Pragyan Pallavi, Bahadur Sk, Palak Ahir and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Eur J. 2017, 24, 1151-1158 (Link)

25. Microporous organic polymers involving thiadiazolopyridine for high and selective uptake of greenhouse gases at low pressure.

Md. Waseem Hussain, Sujoy Bandyopadhay and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 10576-10579. (Link)

24. A pyridoindole based multifunctional bioprobe: pH-induced fluorescence switching and specific targeting of lipid droplets.

Bahadur Sk, Pilendra Thakre, Raghuvir Singh Tomar, and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Asian J. 2017, 18, 2501-2509 (Link

23. Soluble conjugated porous organic polymer: efficient white light emission in solution, nanoparticles, gel and transparent thin film.

Pragyan Pallavi, Sujoy Bandyopadhyay, Jesna Louis, Arundhati Deshmukh and Abhijit Patra*

Chem. Commun. 2017 , 53, 1257-1260 (Link)



22. Multifunctional Porous Organic Polymers: Tuning of Porosity, CO2, and H2 Storage and Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis. 

Sujoy Bandyopadhyay, Amith G. Anil, Anto James and Abhijit Patra*

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016 , 8, 27669-27678 (Link)  

21. Trace level detection of nitroanilines by a solution processable fluorescent porous organic polymer.

Arundhati Deshmukh, Sujoy Bandyopadhyay, Anto James and Abhijit Patra*

J. Mater. Chem. C 2016 , 6, 3775-3780. (Link)

20. C-C coupling over Schiff base condensation: a rational design strategy for a strongly fluorescent molecular material.

Bahadur Sk, A. Patra,*

CrystEngComm 201618, 4290-4294. (Link

19. Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle-Triplet Emitter Hybrids in Aqueous Dispersion: Fabrication and Fluorescence Quenching Behavior.

S. Bandyopadhyay, R. Metivier, P. Pallavi, E. Preis, K. Nakatani, K. Landfester, A. Patra,* U. Scherf

Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2016, 37, 271-277. (Link)



18. Fabrication of porous organic polymers in the form of powder, soluble in organic solvents and nanoparticles: a unique platform for gas adsorption and efficient chemosensing. 

S. Bandyopadhyay, P. Pallavi, A. Anil, A Patra*

Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3775-3780. (Link)



17. One-pot Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Pyrido[1,2-a]indole Derivatives via C-H/N-H Activation: Photophysical Investigations and Application in Cell Imaging.

S. Samala, P. Pallavi, R. Kumar, R. K. Arigela, G. Singh, R. S. Ampapathi, A. Priya, S. Datta, A. Patra*, B. Kundu*

Chem. Eur. J., 201420, 14344-14350. (Link)


Before joining IISERB

16. Spectral, Conformational and Photochemical Analyses of Photochromic Dithienylethene: cis-1,2-Dicyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5-trimethyl-3-thienyl)ethene Revisited.

F. G. Erko, J. Berthet, A. Patra, R. Guillot, K. Nakatani, R. Metivier, S. Delbaere*

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 7809-7814.

15. Fluorescent Microporous Organic Polymers: Potential Testbed for Optical Applications.

A. Patra,* U. Scherf*

Chem. Eur. J., 201218, 10074-10080.

14. Photochromic One-Dimensional Nanostructures Based on Dithienylethene: Fabrication by Light Induced Precipitation and Reversible Transformation in the  Nanoparticle State. 

A. Patra,* R. Metivier,* F. Brisset, K. Nakatani.

Chem. Commun., 201248, 2489-2491 (inside cover page).

13. Optical Materials Based on Molecular Nanoparticles.

A. Patra,* Ch. G. Chandaluri, T. P. Radhakrishnan,*

Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 343-359 (Review article).

12. Dye-terminated, Hyperbranched Polytruxenes and Polytruxene-b-polythiophene Multiblock Copolymers Made in an AB2 + A Approach, 

J. Koenen, S. Jung, A. Patra, A. Helfer, U. Scherf,*

Adv. Mater., 201224, 681-686.

11. Polyfluorene Nanoparticles Coated with Folate-Conjugated Triblock Co-polymer: Effective Agents for Targeted Cell Imaging, 

L. Liu, A. Patra, U. Scherf, T. Kissel.*

Macromol.Biosci., 2012, 12, 1384-1390.

10. Fluorescent Nanoparticles Based on Microporous Organic Polymer Network: Fabrication and Efficient Energy Transfer to Surface-bound Dyes. 

A. Patra,* J. Koenen, U. Scherf.

Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9612-9614.

9. SHG-Active Molecular Nanorods with Intermediate Photochromic Properties Compared to Solution and Bulk Solid States.

A. Patra, R. Metivier, J. Piard, K. Nakatani*

Chem.Commun., 2010, 46, 6385-6387.

8. Polyelectrolyte-Assisted Formation of Molecular Nanoparticles Exhibiting Strongly Enhanced Fluorescence.

Ch. G. Chandaluri, A. Patra, T. P. Radhakrishnan* 

Chem. Eur. J., 201016, 8699-8706.

7. Probing Photochromic Properties by Correlation of UV-Visible and Infra-Red Absorption Spectroscopy: a Case Study with Cis-1,2-dicyano-1,2-bis(2,4,5-trimethyl-3- thienyl)ethene, Photochem. Photobiol.

A. Spangenberg, J. A. P. Perez, A. Patra, J. Piard, A. Brosseau, R. Metivier,* K. Nakatani*

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 188-193.

6. Molecular Materials with Contrasting Optical Responses from a Single Pot Reaction and Fluorescence Switching in a Carbon Acid.

A. Patra, T. P. Radhakrishnan*

Chem. Eur. J., 2009, 15, 2792-2800.

5. Optical Limiting in Organic Molecular Nano/microcrystals: Nonlinear Optical Effects Dependent on Size Distribution.

A. Patra, N. Venkatram, D. N. Rao, T. P. Radhakrishnan*

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112,16269-16274.

4. Optical Materials Based on Molecular Nano/microcrystals and Ultrathin Films, Bull.

A. Patra, K. Rajesh, T. P. Radhakrishnan*

Mater. Sci., 2008, 31, 421-427.

3. Formation and Growth of Molecular Nanocrystals Probed by their Optical Properties.

A. Patra, N. Hebalkar, B. Sreedhar, T. P. Radhakrishnan*

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2007111, 16184-16191.

2. Tris(4-cyanophenyl)amine: Simple Synthesis via Self-assembly and Strong Fluorescence in Solution, Nano/microcrystals and Solid.

A. Patra, S. P. Anthony, T. P. Radhakrishnan*

Adv. Funct. Mater., 200717, 2077-2084.

1. Tuning the Size and Optical Properties in Molecular Nano/microcrystals: Manifestation of Hierarchical Interactions.

A. Patra, N. Hebalkar, B. Sreedhar, M. Sarkar, A. Samanta, T. P. Radhakrishnan*

Small, 2006, 2, 650-659

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