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Dr. M. Sankar
M. Sankar Associate Professor sankafcy[at] +91-1332-28-4753 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Synthesis and Studies on Porphyrinoids, Coordination Chemistry, Supramolecular Assemblies, Catalysis, Photophysical & Photovoltaics Studies
Professional Background
2015till dateAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20112015Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20092011JSPS FellowUniv. of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
20082009CNRS Postdoctoral FellowUniv. of Rennes1, Rennes, France
20072008Postdoctoral FellowUniv. of Bourgogne, Dijon, France
20052007Research AssociateTel-Aviv Univ., Tel-Aviv, Israel
Honors and Awards
BASE FellowshipDST and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)2018
Outstanding Young Faculty Award with Institute Research Fellowship (IRF)IIT Roorkee2018
MRSCRoyal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK2017
JSPS FellowshipMinistry of Education, Japan2009
CNRS FellowshipMinistry of Research, France2008
EDIGE FellowshipBourgogne Regional Council, France2007
CSIR-NET and GATEGovernment of India2001
Merit ScholarshipGovernment of Tamil Nadu, India1993
Educational Details
PhDBioinorganic ChemistryIndian Institute of Technology Madras2005
M. ScChemistryMadurai Kamaraj University2001
B. ScChemistryUniversity of Madras1999
Administrative Background
2014till dateCoordinator, NMR LabIIT Roorkee
2014till dateMemberDepartmental Academic Programme Committe (DAPC)
2014till dateIn-chargeElectrochemical Workstation
2017till dateMemberSRIC Committee
20132014WardenJawahar Bhawan
2018till dateWardenJawahar Bhawan
2018till dateMemberMatching Grant Committee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Synthesis of Novel beta-Functionalized Porphyrins for DSSC, NLO and Sensing Applications Science and Engineering Research Board2017
Synthesis of Novel Porphyrins for DSSC ApplicationsScience and Engineering Research Board2013
Porphyrin-based Novel Donor-pi-Linker-Acceptor Systems for DSSC ApplicationsBoard of Research in Nuclear Sciences2013
Porphyrin-Fullerene Supramolecular Assemblies for Photovoltaic ApplicationsCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research2012
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences - 2019 (ETCS-2019)Central University of Jammu (CUJ), JammuSERB, CSIR, INSA and J&KSTIC14.03.2019
International Conference on Chemical Sciences and Nanometerials - 2019 (ICCSN-2019)VIT University, VelloreVIT University07.03.2019
10th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-10)Munich, GermanySPP, World Scientific, Rosewell Cancer Park, PorphyChem and Sessler Trust01.07.2018
233rd Electrochemical Society (ECS) MeetingSeattle, WA, USAECS, Pine, BAS and Others13.05.2018
5th Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry (SABIC-5)Kolkata, IndiaSERB, ACS and RSC07-01-2017
9th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-9), ChinaNanjingSPP, WSPC2016-07-03
Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry and OrganometallicsIIT IndoreIIT Indore2016-04-14
6th EUCheMS Conference on Nitrogen LigandsBeaune, FranceCNRS, SPP, PorphyChem, ICMUB etc.2015-09-13
227th Electrochemical Society MeetingChicago, USAPine, BAS and other Electrochemical Instruments Company2015-05-25
16th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XVI)Jadavpur University, KolkataBruker and Quantachrome2015-12-3
8th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-8) Istanbul, TurkeySociety of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines2014-6-22
7th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-7)Jeju, South KoreaSociety of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines2012-7-1
221st Electrochemical Society (ECS) MeetingSettle, Washington, USAThe Society for Solid-state and Electrochemical Science and Technology2012-5-9
Young Scientist Research Awardees' (YSRA) MeetBARC, MumbaiBRNS2012-11-26
Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XIV)School of Chemistry, Univ. of Hyderabad, HyderabadUniv. of Hyderabad, Hyderabad2011-12-10
7th Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)-Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Joint SymposiumBHU, VaranasiCRSI and RSC2013-1-31
3rd Asian Coordination Chemistry Conference (ACCC-3)India Habitat Centre, New DelhiIIT Kanpur & IIT Delhi2011-10-17
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Member
  • Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Life Member
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), Member
  • Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (SPP), Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Coordination ChemistryCYN-508MScAutumn
Adavanced Analytical Chemistry-ICYN-621AMSc and PhDAutumn
Supramolecular ChemistryCYN-681 MSc and PhDAutumn
Supramolecular Chemistry of NanomaterialsNTN-603MTech and PhDAutumn
Organometallic ChemistryCYN-502M ScSpring
General Chemistry-IIICYN-008BTechSpring
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Metalloporphyrins for CatalysisRicha Yadav
Synthesis of Novel Porphyrins via Pd Catalyzed Coupling Reactions for Material ApplicationsAmit Kumar
Synthesis and Studies on Electron-deficient CorrolesRupa Mukherjee
Synthesis of Novel A3B Porphyrins for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) ApplicationsAmit Kumar
Synthesis and Studies on Various Cyanoporphyrin DerivativesBhupinder
Synthesis and Characterization of Y1-xGdxMnO3 (X = 0, 0.05) Thin FilmsAmit Singh Rajput
Synthesis and Studies on Boronic Esters Appended PorphyrinsAnagh Mukherjee
Synthesis and Studies on Beta-Substituted PorphyrinsMohina Gidwani
Porphyrins Nanostructures for Material and Biomedical ApplicationsBijjam Madhusudhan
Detection of Toxic Ions by Electron Deficient MetalloporphyrinoidsAmit Saxena
Syntheses and Studies of Asymmetrically Substituted Porphyrins Through Michael Addition ReactionsKumari Anshul
Synthesis, Spectral and Electrochemical Studies of Functionalized CorrolesSimran Preet
Synthesis and Applications of beta-Functionalized Porphyrinoids and Porphyrin Appended CNTsUpasana Sah
Synthesis of beta-Functionalized “Push-Pull” Zn(II) Porphyrins for DSSC ApplicationsShweta Manchanda
Synthesis of Beta-Functionalized Metalloporphyrins and Their ApplicationsGaurav
Synthesis of Beta-Functionalized Metalloporphyrins and Their ApplicationsGaurav
Synthesis of Pi-Extended Porphyrins and Their PropertiesMandeep
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Synthesis and Applications of Beta- and Meso-Substituted PorphyrinsRavi KumarA2012
Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized Corroles and PorphyrinsPinky YadavA2012
Push-Pull Porphyrinoids: Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox PropertiesNitika GroverA2012
Design of Porphyrinoids and 1,8-Naphthyridine Hosts for Fluoride, Cyanide and Picric Acid SensingMandeep K. ChahalA2013
Functionalized Porphyrins and Their Application in DSSC, Electrocatalysis and Anion SensingKamal PrakashA2012
Functionalized Chlorins and Porphyrins: Synthesis, Spectral and Redox PropertiesNivedita ChaudhriA2013
Diverse Functionalized Porphyrins for Catalytic, EET and Sensor ApplicationsTawseef A. DarA2013
Porphyrin-Fullerene Host-Guest ComplexesPinki RathiO2014
Beta-Functionalized Porphyrinoids for Materials and Medicinal ApplicationsSandeep KumarO2017
Beta-Functionalized Corroles and Porphyrins for Material ApplicationsInderpalO2018
Beta-Functionalized Chlorins for Sensor and PDT ApplicationsRenu Kumari RohalO2018
Asymmetric Porphyrins for NLO ApplicationsChitranjan BharatiO2018
Fused Porphyrinoids for Optoelectronic ApplicationsAmir SohelO2018
Synthesis and Applications of Octaphenylporphyrins (OPPs)Soni KumariO2018
Porphyrin-CNT Conjugates for Material ApplicationsMohd TasleemO2018
Functionalized Porphyrinoids for Solar Cell ApplicationsNivedita RanaO2019
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, JapanResearch Collaboration7.7.12
University of North Texas, TX, USAResearch Collaboration08.05.2018
University of Houston, TX, USAResearch Collaboration03.06.18
Beta-Functionalized Porphyrins, Chlorins and Corroles: Syntheses and Their Applications in Sensing, Catalysis and DSSCsCentral University of Jammu, JammuI2019
Synthesis and Applications of Meso- and Beta-Functionalized PorphyrinoidsVIT University, VelloreI2019
Synthesis, Spectral and Electrochemical Properties of Highly Reducible pi-Extended Copper CorrolesSociety of Porphyrins and PhthalocyaninesI2018
Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Intriguing Electrochemical Redox Properties of Difused-Chlorins and PorphyrinsElectrochemical Society, USAI2018
DSSC and Electrocatalytic Applications of Functionalized PorphyrinsSociety of Biological Inorganic ChemistryI2017
Naked-eye Detection of Toxic Anions using Porphyrinoid Chemosensors and their Reusability StudiesICPP-9, Nanjing, ChinaI2016
Synthesis and Applications of Asymmetric Beta- and Meso-Substituted PorphyrinsIIT Indore, IndiaI2016
Ratiometric and Colorimetric ‘Naked-eye’ Selective Detection of Cyanide ions by Porphyrinic Chemosensors and their Reversibility StudiesInstitut de Chimie Moléculaire de l'Université de Bourgogne, FranceI2015
Asymmetric Beta-Substitution: An Inventive Path to Modulate Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox PropertiesJadavpur Univ., KolkataI2015
Asymmetrically Beta-Substituted Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties Electrochemical Society (ECS), Chicago, USAI2015
Synthesis and Studies on Beta-Substituted Novel Push-Pull PorphyrinsICPP-8, Istanbul, Turkey I2014
Supramolecular Assemblies Composed of Saddle-Distorted Porphyrins having Peripheral Carboxyl GroupsICPP-7, Jeju Island, South Korea I2012
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Worked as Treasurer for Intl. Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy, Environment & HealthSERB, BRNS, DRDO and INSA2016-03-04
Worked as Secretary for the 15th Symposium On Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XV)SERB, CSIR, BRNS and INSA13/12/15
Special Lectures Delivered
Synthesis and Applications of Functionalized PorphyrinsNIT Kurukshetra25.03.2017
The Role of Porphyrinoids in Nanomedicine QIP Centre, IIT Roorkee7.6.2012
National International Collaboration
Prof. Karl M. KadishDepartment of Chemistry, University of Houston, Texas, USARP
Dr. K. KrishnamoorthyCSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, IndiaRP
Prof. S. V. Rao,ARCHEM, University of HyderabadRP
Prof. V. GanesanBanaras Hindu University (BHU)RP
Refereed Journal Papers
Selected Publications

1. T. A. Dar, B. Uprety, M. Sankar* and M. R. Maurya*, “Robust and Electron Deficient Oxidovanadium(IV) Porphyrin Catalyst for Selective Epoxidation and Oxidative Bromination Reactions in Aqueous Media, Green Chem., 2019, 21, DOI: 10.1039/C8GC03909G.


2. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar*, “β-Functionalized Dibenzoporphyrins with Mixed Substitutents Pattern: Facile Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Electrochemical Redox Properties” Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 2514–2522.


3. K.  Prakash, M. Sankar*, S. Seetharaman, and F. D’Souza* “Synthesis, Electrochemical and Photochemical Studies on π-Extended Mono-β-Functionalized Porphyrin Dyads” ChemPhotoChem. 2019, 3, 1-16.


4. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar*β-Substituted Donor-Acceptor Porphyrins: Synthesis, Energy Transfer and Electrochemical Redox Properties” Dyes Pigm. 2019, 161, 104-112.


5. K. Prakash, V. Sudhakar, K. Krishnamoorthy* and M. Sankar*, “Trans-A2B2 Zn(II) Porphyrin Dyes with Various Donor Groups and their Co-sensitization for Highly Efficient Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” Dyes Pigm. 2019, 160, 386-394.


6. N. Chaudhri, L. Cong, N. Grover, W. Shan, K. Ansul, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish*, “Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Acetylacetone (acac) and Ethyl Acetate (EA) Appended β-Trisubstituted Push-Pull Porphyrins: Formation of Electronically Communicating Porphyrin Dimers” Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 13213-13224.


7. R. Kumar, V. Sudhakar, K. Prakash, K. Krishnamoorthy* and M. Sankar*, “Tuning the Photovoltaic Performance of DSSCs by Appending Various Donor Groups on Trans-Dimesityl Porphyrin Backbone” ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2018, 1, 2793-2801 (One of the Most Read articles during May-July 2018).


8. N. Chaudhri, N. Grover and M. Sankar*, “Nickel Induced Skeletal Rearrangement of Free Base trans-Chlorins into Monofused NiII-Porphyrins: Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Electrochemical Redox Properties” Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 13213-13224.


9. N. Chaudhri, N. Grover and M. Sankar*, “Selective Conversion of Planar trans-Chlorins into Highly Twisted Doubly Fused-Porphyrins or -Chlorins via Oxidative Fusion” Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 6658-6668.


10. X. Ke, R. Kumar, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish*, "Electrochemistry and Spectroelectro chemistry of Cobalt Porphyrins with π-Extending and/or Highly Electron-Withdrawing Pyrrole Substituents. In Situ Electrogeneration of σ-Bonded Complexes" Inorg. Chem201857, 1490-1503.


11. Upasana Sah, Kajal Sharma, Nivedita Chaudhri, M. Sankar* and P. Gopinath*, "Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy: Single-walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT)-Porphyrin Conjugate for Visible Light Mediated Inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus" Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2018, 162, 108-117.


12. N. Chaudhri, N. Grover and M. Sankar*, "Versatile Synthetic Route for β-Functionalized Chlorins and Porphyrins by varying the size of Michael Donors: Syntheses, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties" Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 11532-11542 (Highlighted as HOT paper).  


13. X. Ke, P. Yadav, L. Cong, R. Kumar, M. Sankar* and K. M. Kadish*, "Facile and Reversible Electrogeneration of Porphyrin Trianions and Tetraanions in Nonaqueous Media from Electron Deficient β-Substituted Porphyrins" Inorg. Chem2017, 56, 8527-8537. 


14. M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, "β-Dicyanovinyl Substituted Porphyrinogen: Synthesis, Reversible Sensor for Picric acid among Explosives and Unique Sensor for Cyanide and Fluoride ions by Switching between various Porphyrinoid states" Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11669-11678.


15. P. Rathi, M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, "Highly Electron Deficient Tetrabenzoquinone Appended Ni(II) and Cu(II) Porphyrins: Spectral, Solvatochromism, Electrochemical Redox and Tuneable F and CN Sensing Properties" New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 11962-11968.


16. P. Yadav, M. Sankar*, Xiangyi Ke, Lei Cong and K. M. Kadish*, "Synthesis of π-Extended PhenylethynylCorroles and Their Intriguing Electrochemical Redox Properties" Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 10014-10022.


17. P. Sonkar, K. Prakash, M. Yadav, V. Ganesan, M. Sankar, R. Gupta and D. K. Yadav, "Co(II)-Porphyrins Decorated Carbon Nanotubes as Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reactions: An Approach for Fuel Cell Improvement" J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5, 6263-6276 (This work was selected for ‘J. Mater. Chem. B Best Poster Award’ sponsored by RSC, Cambridge, UK in the International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy, Environment and Health (ICAM-2016) held at IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India during March 4-7, 2016).


18. P. Yadav, R. Kumar, A. Kumar and M. Sankar*, "Mixed Tri β-Substituted Push-Pull Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical, Electrochemical and Theoretical studies" Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 3269-3274.


19. K. Prakash, S. Manchanda, V. Sudhakar, N. Sharma, M. Sankar* and K. Krishnamoorthy*, "Facile Synthesis of β-Functionalized ‘Push-Pull’ Zn(II) Porphyrin for DSSC Applications" Dyes and Pigments 2017, 147, 56-66.


20. P. Yadav, M. S. S. Bharathi, S. Bhattacharya, M. Sankar* and S. V. Rao*, "Synthesis and Femtosecond Third Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Push-Pull Trans-A2B-Corroles" Dyes and Pigments 2017, 143, 324-330.


21. P. Yadav and M. Sankar*, "Spectroscopic and Theoretical Studies of Anionic Corroles Derived from Phosphoryl and Carbomethoxyphenyl Substituted Corroles" Chem. Phys. Lett. 2017, 667, 107-113.


22. T. A. Dar and M. Sankar*"Facile Synthesis of Nitrovanillin Appended Porphyrin and Its Utilization as Potent, Recyclable, Naked-Eye CN and FIon Sensor”, Chemistry Select 2017, 2, 6778-6783.


23. N. Chaudhri, N. Sawhney, B. Madhusudhan, A. Raghav, M. Sankar* and S. Satapati*, "Effect of Functional Groups on Sensitization of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells using Free Base Porphyrins" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2017, 21, 222-230.


24. Pinky Yadav, Pinki Rathi and M. Sankar*, "Facile Generation of A2B Corrole Radical and its Spectroscopic Properties" ACS Omega 2017, 2, 959-965.


25. M. K. Chahal, M. Sankar* and R. J. Butcher "An Insight into Communication between β-olefin/phenyl olefin-mediated Acceptors and Porphyrin π-system: Way to establish Porphyrin based Chemodosimeters and Chemosensors" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 4530-4540.


26. Nitika Grover,# Nivedita Chaudhri# and M. Sankar*, "Facile Conversion of Ni(II) Cyclopropylchlorins into Novel β-Substituted Porphyrins through Acid-Catalyzed Ring-Opening Reaction" Inorg. Chem2017, 56, 424-437.  #These authors contributed equally to this work


27. Pinky Yadav and M. Sankar*, "Facile Synthesis, Photophysical and Elelectrochemical Redox Properties od Octa- and tetracarboxamidophenylporphyrins and the First Example of Amido-Imidol Tautomerism in Porphyrins" Dyes and Pigments 2017,139, 651-657. 


28. Kamal Prakash and M. Sankar*, "Borylated Porphyrin and its Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Elelcrochemistry and Deprotection-Protection Strategy for Anion Sensing" Sensor and Actuators: B Chemical 2017, 240, 709-717.


29. Mandeep K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, "Switching between Porphyrin, Porphodimethene and Porphyrinogen using Cyanide and Fluoride ions mimicking Volatile Molecular Memory and 'NOR' Logic Gate" Dalton Trans. 2016, 45, 16404-16412.


30. Nitika Grover, M. Sankar*, Y. Song and K. M. Kadish*, "Asymmetrically Crowded "Push-Pull" Octaphenylporphyrins with Modulated Frontier Ortibtals: Syntheses, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties" Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 584-597 (Highlighted as HOT PAPER  and adjudged as one of the most accessed articles during Jan 2016). 


31. Ravi Kumar, M. Sankar*, V. Sudhakar and K. Krishnamoorthy*, "Synthesis and Characterization of Simple Cost-Effective Trans-A2BC Porphyrins with Various Donor Groups for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells" New J. Chem. 2016, 40, 5704-5713 (Invited article for the themed issue on Nitrogen Ligands).


32. R. Kumar, A. Saxena and M. Sankar*, "Mixed β-Bromo/Cyano Tetrasubstituted-meso-Tetraphenylporphyrin Cu(II) Complexes: Synthesis and Electrochemical studies" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2016, 20, 1420-1425.


33.   T. A. Dar, M. K. Chahal, R. A. Kumar and M. Sankar*, "Synthesis, Electrochemical and Compexation Studies of Zn(II) Aryloxyporphyrins with Fullerene C60" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, 2016, 20, 744-751.


34. Mandeep K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, "Porphyrin Chemodosimeters: Synthesis, Electrochemical Redox Properties and Selective 'Naked-eye' Detection of Cyanide Ions' RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 99028-36. 


35. Mandeep K. Chahal and M. Sankar*, "1,8-Naphthyridine-based Fluorescent Receptor for Picric Acid Detection in Aqueous Media" Anal. Methods, 2015, 10272-10279. 


36. Ravi Kumar, N. Chaudhary, M. Sankar* and M. R. Maurya*"Electron Deficient Nonplanar β-Octachlorovanadyl porphyrin as Highly Efficient and Selective Epoxidation Catalyst for Olefins" Dalton Trans. 2015, 54, 17720-17729.


37. R. Kumar, P. Yadav, P. Rathi and M. Sankar*, 'Photophysical, electrochemical redox, solvatochromism and anion sensing properties of β-tetra- and -octaphenylethynyl substituted meso-tetraphenylporphyrins' RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 82237-82246.


38. Kamal Prakash, Ravi Kumar and M. Sankar*"Mono- and Tri-β-Substituted Unsymmetrical Porphyrins: Synthesis, Structural, Spectral, and Electrochemical Properties" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 66824-66832.


39. Nivedita Chaudhri, Nitika Grover and M. Sankar*, "Asymmetrically β-Substituted Porphyrins and Chlorins: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Redox Properties" ECS Transactions 2015, 66, 11-20 (Invited Article). 


40. Ravi Kumar, Nivedita Chaudhri and M. Sankar*, 'Colorimetric and ratiometric "naked eye" selective detection of CN- ions by electron deficient Ni(II) porphyrins and their reversibility studies' Dalton Trans2015, 44, 9149-9157 (One of the "Most accessed articles" during April 2015).


41. Mandeep K. Chahal and M.Sankar*, "1,8-Naphthyridinic fluorescent ‘turn-on’and ‘turn-off’chemosensors for detecting of F- and Hg2+ ions mimicking INHIBIT molecular logic behaviour" Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 4552-4559 (One of the "Most accessed articles" during May 2015).


42. Nitika Grover, Pinki Rathi and M. Sankar*, "Spectral Investigations of Meso-tetraalkylporphyrin-fullerene host-guest complexes" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, 2015,19, 997-1006 (Selected for cover page illustration).


43. Ravi Kumar, Pinky Yadav, Amit Kumar and M. Sankar*, "Facile synthesis and electrochemical studies of diethoxy phosphorylphenyl substituted porphyrin and its metal complexes" Chem. Lett. 2015, 44, 914-916.


44. Nivedita Chaudhri and M. Sankar*"Colorimetric "Naked eye" detection of CN-, F-, CH3COO- and H2PO4- ions by highly nonplanar electron deficient perhaloporphyrins" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 3269-3275.


45. Ravi Kumar and M. Sankar*"Synthesis, spectral, and electrochemical studies of electronically tunable β-substituted porphyrins with mixed substituent pattern" Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 12706-12719


46. Pinky Yadav and M. Sankar*, "Synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical studies of phosphoryl and carbomethoxy substituted corroles and their anion detection properties" Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 14680-14688 (One of the "Most accessed articles" duing Aug 2014). 


47. J. Michalak, K. P. Birin, M. Sankar, E. Ranyuk,Y. Yu. Enakieva, Y. G. Gorbunova, C. Sterna, A. Lemeune and R. Guilard, "Synthesis of porphyrin-bis(polyazamacrocycle) triads via Suzuki coupling reaction" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, 2014, 18, 35-48.


48. O. Mongin, M. Sankar, M. Charlot, Y. Mir and M. Blanchard-Desce, "Strong enhancement of two-photon absorption properties in synergic ‘semi-disconnected’ multiporphyrin assemblies designed for combined imaging and photodynamic therapy" Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 6474-6478.


49. T. Ishizuka, M. Sankar and T. Kojima, "Control of the spatial arrangements of supramolecular networks based on saddle-distorted porphyrins by intermolecular hydrogen bonding" Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 16073-16079.


50. T. Ishizuka, M. Sankar, Y. Yamada, S. Fukuzumi and T. Kojima, "Porphyrin Nanochannels reinforced by hydrogen bonding" Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6481-6483 (Selected for cover page illustration).


51. M. Sankar, T. Ishizuka, Z. Wang, T. Ma, M. Shiro and T. Kojima, "Synthesis, Structure and Physicochemical Properties of a Saddle-Distorted Porphyrin with a Peripheral Carboxyl Group" J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines, 2011, 15, 421-432 (Invited Article).


Oral presentation at the International and National Conferences (2012 - till date)

1. M. Sankar, 'β-Functionalized Porphyrins, Chlorins and Corroles: Syntheses and Their Applications  in Sensing, Catalysis and DSSCs' an invited talk presented at the Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences - 2019 (ETCS-2019) held at University of Jammu, Jammu, India organized by Central University of Jammu during March 14-15, 2019.


2. M. Sankar, 'Synthesis and Applications of Meso- and β-Functionalized Porphyrinoids' an invited talk presented at the International Conference on Chemical Sciences and Nanometerials - 2019 (ICCSN-2019) held at VIT University, Vellore, India during March 7-9, 2019.


3. P. Yadav, M. Sankar*, X. Ke, L. Cong and K. M. Kadish* 'Synthesis, Spectral and Electrochemical Properties of Highly Reducible π-Extended Copper Corroles' oral presentation at the 10th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-10) held at Munich, Germany during July 1-6, 2018.


4. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri and M. Sankar* 'Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Intriguing Electrochemical Redox Properties of  Difused-Chlorins and Porphyrins' oral presentation at the 233rd Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting held at Seattle, USA during May 13-17, 2018.


5. K. Prakash, R. Kumar and M. Sankar* 'DSSC and Electrocatalytic Applications of β- and Meso-Functionalized Porphyrins' invited oral presentation at the 5th Symposium on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC-5) held at Kolkata, India during January 7-11, 2017.


6. M. Sankar* 'Naked-eye Detection of Toxic Anions and Picric Acid using Porphyrinoid Chemosensors and their Reusability Studies' invited lecture at the 6th National Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar during March 6-7, 2017.


7. M. K. Chahal, N. Chaudhri, K. Prakash, R. Kumar, N. Grover, P. Yadav and M. Sankar* 'Naked-eye Detection of Toxic Anions using Porphyrinoid Chemosensors and their Reusability Studies' invited oral presentation at the 9th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-9) held at Nanjing, China during July 3-8, 2016.


8. R. Kumar, N. Chaudhri, M. Chahal and M. Sankar*, 'Ratiometric and Colorimetric ‘Naked-eye’ Selective Detection of CN ions by Porphyrinic Chemosensors and their Reversibility Studies' oral presentation at 6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, September 13-17, 2015 at Beaune, France.


9. M. Sankar*, 'Asymmetric β-Substitution: An Inventive Path to Modulate Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties'. Invited Talk delivered at 16th Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XVI) held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India during December 3-5, 2015.


10. N. Grover, N. Chaudhri, R. Kumar, M. K. Chahal and M. Sankar* 'Synthesis and Applications of Asymmetric β- and Meso-Substituted Porphyrins' an invited talk delivered at Frontiers in Inorganic and Organometallics held at IIT Indore, Simrol, India during April 14-15, 2016.


11. R. Kumar, N. Chaudhri, M. Chahal and M. Sankar*, 'Ratiometric and Colorimetric ‘Naked-eye’ Selective Detection of CN ions by Porphyrinic Chemosensors and their Reversibility Studies' oral presentation at 6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands, September 13-17, 2015 at Beaune, France.


 12. R. Kumar, N. Grover, N. Chaudhri, K. Praksh and M. Sankar* 'Asymmetrically β-Substituted Porphyrins: Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical Redox Properties' oral presentation at the 227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting held at Chicago, USA during May 25-28, 2015.


13. R. Kumar, N. Grover and M. Sankar* 'Synthesis and Studies on β-Substituted Novel Push-Pull Porphyrins' oral presentation at the 8th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP-8) held at Istanbul, Turkey during June 22-27, 2014.