Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh


1D-506, POD Building
Email: sksingh[at]
Phone: +91 0731 660 3350

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Research Interests

We are interested in the design and synthesis of new and active catalysts based on Organometallic complexes and metal nanoparticles for a wide range of targetted catalytic transformations. However, the major thrust remains towards the developing catalysts for maximum utilization of biomass materials, CO2 hydrogenation and H2 generation. We are also keen to extensively investigate the mechanistic patway by identifying and isolating active/important reaction intermediates (organic or metal-based) to establish the structure-activity relationship. We are also working towards the development of highly efficient porous materials for enhanced CO2 and H2 uptake properties. Listed below are few of active research projects of our laboratory:

Catalysts for Biomass transformation
(ACS Sustainable Chem., ChemCatChem, Inorg. Chem. Front., Green Chem.)

Catalysts for H2 generation/hydrogenation reactions
(Inorg. Chem., Catal. Sci. Technol., ChemCatChem.,
ACS Sustainable Chem., Eur. J. Inorg.Chem.)

Materials for H2/CO2 storage
(Sci. Rep., Energy Fuels, J. CO2 Util., Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.,
J. Mater. Chem. A, Catal. Sci. Technol.)

C-H activation reactions
(Inorg. Chem., Chem. Asian J., Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.)

C-C/C-N coupling and other organic transformations
(Asian J. Org. Chem., Inorg. Chem., Catal. Sci. Technol.,
Inorg. Chem. Front., ChemCatChem)

Selected Publications

  • Soumyadip Patra, Hemanta Deka, and Sanjay K. Singh*, Bis-imidazole Methane Ligated Ruthenium(II) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Activity for Hydrogen Production from Formic Acid in Water, Inorg. Chem., 2021, Accepted
  • Vanitha R. Naina, Sheng Wang, Dmitry I. Sharapa, Michael Zimmermann, Martin Hahsler, Lukas Niebl-Eibenstein, Junjun Wang, Christof Woll, Yuemin Wang, Sanjay K. Singh, Felix Studt, and Silke Behrens*, Shape-Selective Synthesis of Intermetallic Pd3Pb Nanocrystals and Enhanced Catalytic Properties in the Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide, ACS Catal., 2021, 11, 2288-2301
  • Mahendra K. Awasthi and Sanjay K. Singh*, Ruthenium catalyzed hydrogen production from formaldehyde-water solution, Sustain. Energy Fuels, 2021, 5, 549-555