Dr. Suresh E.

Designation: Sr. Principal Scientist
Phone No:
Phone Ext. No: 6670
E-Mail: esuresh@csmcri.res.in; sureshe123@rediffmail.com

Research Activities

Metal-Organic Frameworks, Coordination Polymers, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Chemical (Fluorescence) Sensing, Explosive Detection, Removal/Encapsulation of Organic/Inorganic Pollutants, CO2 Capture and Conversion


Inorganic/Material Chemistry, X-ray Crystallography, Supramolecular Chemistry, Crystal Engineering

Group Member: Current: Mr. Bhavesh Parmar (CSIR-SRF; PhD Scholar AcSIR)

Alumni: Dr. Amal Cherian Kathalikkattil (Sr. Scientist, Reliance Industries, Mumbai, India), Dr. Kamal Kumar Bisht (Assistant Professor, RCU Post Graduate College, Uttarkashi, India), Dr. Yadagiri Rachuri (PostDoc Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia)


High Impact Publications

  1. Sahoo, J.; Arunachalam, R.; Subramanian, P. S.; Suresh, E.; Valkonen, A.; Rissanen, K.; Albrecht, M. Coordinatively Unsaturated Lanthanide(III) Helicates: Luminescence Sensors for Adenosine Monophosphate in Aqueous Media. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 9625-9629.
  2. Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Spontaneous Resolution to Absolute Chiral Induction: Pseudo-Kagome Type Homochiral Zn(II)/ Co(II) Coordination Polymers with Achiral Precursors. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 15690-15693.
  3. John, J.; Indu, U.; Suresh, E.; Radhakrishnan, K. V. Palladium Catalyzed Tandem Ring Opening-Ring Closing Reaction of Diazabicyclic Alkenes: A Facile One Pot Strategy for Cyclopentannulation of Heterocycles.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 5042-5043.
  4. Nair, V.; Mathew, S. C.; Biju, A. T.; Suresh, E. A Novel Reaction of the "Huisgen Zwitterion" with Chalcones andDienones: An Efficient Strategy for the Synthesis of Pyrazoline and Pyrazolopyridazine Derivatives. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2070-2073.
  5. Lakshminarayanan, P. S.; Suresh, E.; Ghosh, P. A Hybrid Water–Chloride Structure with DiscreteUndecameric Water Moieties Self-Assembled in a Heptaprotonated Octaamino Cryptand. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3807-3811.
  6. Nair, V.; Vellalath, S.; Poonoth, M.; Suresh, E. N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Reaction of Chalcones and Enals via Homoenolate:  an Efficient Synthesis of 1,3,4-Trisubstituted Cyclopentenes.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 8736-8737.
  7. Lakshminarayanan, P. S.; Suresh, E.; Ghosh, P. Formation of an Infinite 2D-Layered Water of (H2O)45 Cluster in aCryptand-Water Supramolecular Complex:  A Template Effect.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13132-13133.
  8. Perumalla, S. R.; Suresh, E.; Pedireddi, V. R. Nucleobases in Molecular Recognition: Molecular Adducts of Adenine and Cytosine with COOH Functional Groups. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 7752-7757.

Recent Publications (As Corresponding Author)

  1. Patel, P.; Parmar, B.; Pillai, R. S.; Ansari, A.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. CO2 Fixation by Cycloaddition of Mono/Disubstituted Epoxides using Acyl Amide Decorated Co(II) MOF as a Synergistic Heterogeneous Catalyst. 2019, Submitted.
  2. Rachuri, Y.; Kurisingal, J. F.; Chitumalla, R. K.; Vuppala, S.; Gu, Y.; Jang, J.; Choe, Y.; Suresh, E.; Park, D. -W. Adenine-Based Zn(II)/Cd(II) Metal–Organic Frameworks as Efficient Heterogeneous Catalysts for Facile CO2 Fixation into Cyclic Carbonates: A DFT-Supported Study of the Reaction Mechanism. Inorganic Chemistry 2019, XX, XXX-XXX.
  3. Parmar, B.; Patel, P.; Pillai, R. S.; Tak, R. K.; Kureshy, R. I.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. Cycloaddition of CO­ with an Epoxide-Bearing Oxindole Scaffold by a Metal-Organic Framework-Based Heterogeneous Catalyst under Ambient Conditions. Inorganic Chemistry 2019, 58, 10084-10096.
  4. Rawat, D.; Ravi, C.; Joshi, A.; Suresh, E.; Jana, K.; Ganguly, B.; Aimurthy, S. Indium-Catalyzed Denitrogenative Transannulation of Pyridotriazoles: Synthesis of Pyrido[1,2-a] indoles. Organic Letters 2019, 21, 2043-2047.
  5. Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Kurisingal, J. F.; Bisht, K. K.; Park, D.-W.; Suresh, E. Metal Organic Frameworks for Detection of Organic Nitro Compounds. Central West Publishing, Metal Organic Frameworks, 2019, 187-237. (Book Chapter)
  6. Parmar, B.; Patel, P.; Pillai, R. S.; Kureshy, R. I.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. Efficient Catalytic Conversion of Terminal/ Internal Epoxides to Cyclic Carbonates by Porous Co(II) MOF at Ambient Conditions: Structure Property Correlation and Computational Studies. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7, 2884-2894.
  7. Parmar, B.; Patel, P.; Murali, V.; Rachuri, Y.; Kureshy, R. I.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. Efficient heterogeneous catalysis by dual ligand Zn(II)/Cd(II) MOFs for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction: adaptable synthetic routes, characterization, crystal structures  and luminescent properties. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 2018, 5, 2630-2640.
  8. Parmar, B.; Patel, P.; Kureshy, R. I.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. Sustainable Heterogenous Catalysis for CO2 Utilization by Dual Ligand Zn (II)/Cd (II) Metal Organic Framework. Chemistry - A European Journal 2018, 24, 15831-15839.
  9. Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Suresh, E. Three-Dimensional Co (II)/Cd (II) Metal–Organic Frameworks: Luminescent Cd-MOF for Detection and Adsorption of 2,4,6-Trinitrophenol in the Aqueous Phase. Crystal Growth and Design 2018, 18, 3062-3072.
  10. Patel, P.; Parmar, B.; Kureshy, R. I.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. Efficient Solvent-Free Carbon Dioxide Fixation Reactions with Epoxides Under Mild Conditions by Mixed-Ligand Zinc(II) Metal–Organic Frameworks. ChemCatChem 2018, 10, 2401-2408.
  11. Patel, P.; Parmar, B.; Kureshy, R. I.; Khan, N. H.; Suresh, E. Amine Functionalized Zn (II) MOF as an Efficient Multifunctional Catalyst for CO2 Utilization and Sulfoxidation Reaction. Dalton Transactions 2018, 47, 8041-8051.
  12. Rachuri, Y.; Subhagan, S.; Parmar, B.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Selective and reversible adsorption of cationic dyes by mixed ligand Zn (II) coordination polymers synthesized by reactant ratio modulation. Dalton Transactions 2018, 47, 898-908.
  13. Parmar, B.; Rachuri, Y.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Mixed-Ligand LMOF Fluorosensors for Detection of Cr(VI) Oxyanions and Fe3+/Pd2+ Cations in Aqueous Media. Inorganic Chemistry 2017, 56, 10939-10949.
  14. Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Solvothermal Self-assembly of Cd2+ Coordination Polymers with Supramolecular Networks Involving N donor Ligands and Aromatic Dicarboxylates: Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Photoluminescence Studies. Dalton Transactions 2017, 46, 3623-3630.
  15. Parmar, B.; Rachuri, Y.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Mechanochemical and Conventional Synthesis of Zn(II)/Cd(II) Luminescent Coordination Polymers: Dual Sensing Probe for Selective Detection of Chromate Anions and TNP in Aqueous Phase. Inorganic Chemistry 2017, 56, 2627-2638.
  16. Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Multi-responsive Adenine-Based Luminescent Zn(II) Coordination Polymer for Detection of Hg2+ and Trinitrophenol in Aqueous Media. Crystal Growth & Design 2017, 17, 1363-1372.
  17. Parmar, B.; Rachuri, Y.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Syntheses and Structural Analyses of New 3D Isostructural Zn(II) and Cd(II) Luminescent MOFs and their Application Towards Detection of Nitroaromatics in Aqueous Media. ChemistrySelect 2016, 1, 6308-6315.
  18. Suresh, E.; Parmar, B.; Rachuri, Y.; Bisht, K. K. Homochiral Metal-organic Framework. Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II 2017, 373-397. (Book Chapter)
  19. Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Mixed ligand two dimensional Cd(II)/Ni(II) metal organic frameworks containing dicarboxylate and tripodal N-donor ligands: Cd(II) MOF is an efficient luminescent sensor for detection of picric acid in aqueous media. Dalton Transactions 2016, 45, 7881-7892.
  20. Rachuri, Y.; Bisht, K. K.; Parmar, B.; Suresh, E. Luminescent MOFs comprising mixed tritopic linkers and Cd(II)/Zn(II) nodes for selective detection of organic nitro compounds and iodine capture. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2015, 223, 23-31. (Metal-organic Frameworks-Promising Solid State Porous Materials in 21st Century; Invited Article)
  21. Bisht, K. K.; Chaudhari, J.; Suresh, E. Rapid mechanochemical protocol for isostructural polycatenated coordination polymers [M(BrIP)(BIX)] (M = Co(II), Zn(II)). Polyhedron 2015, 87, 71-78.
  22. Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Babu, R.; Roshan, R. K.; Lee, H.; Kim, H.; Tharun, J.; Suresh, E.; Park, D. -W. An lcy-topology amino acid MOF as eco-friendly catalyst for cyclic carbonate synthesis from CO2: Structure-DFT corroborated study. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 22636-22647.
  23. Bisht, K. K.; Parmar, B.; Rachuri, Y.; Kathalikattil, A. C.; Suresh, E.  Progress in the synthetic and functional aspects of chiral metal–organic frameworks. CrystEngComm 2015, 17, 5341-5356. (Review Article; Invited Article)
  24. Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Structural studies and detection of nitroaromatics by luminescent 2D coordination polymers with angular dicarboxylate ligands. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers 2015, 2, 228-236. (Invited Article)
  25. Parmar, B.; Bisht, K. K.; Maiti, P.; Paul, P.; Suresh, E. Syntheses, characterization and crystal structures of potassium and barium complexes of a Schiff base ligand with different anions. Journal of Chemical Sciences 2014, 126, 1373-1384. (Special issue on Chemical Crystallography; Invited Article)
  26. Rachuri, Y.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymers Comprising Mixed Tripodal Ligands for Selective Colorimetric Detection of Water and Iodine Capture. Crystal Growth & Design 2014, 14, 3300-3308.
  27. Bisht, K. K.; Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Suresh, E.  Mixed ligand coordination polymers with flexible bis-imidazole linker and angular sulfonyldibenzoate: Crystal structure, photoluminescence and photocatalytic activity. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2014, 213, 43-51.
  28. Bisht, K. K.; Patel, P.; Rachuri, Y.; Suresh, E.  Binary co-crystals of the active pharmaceutical ingredient 1,4-bis(4-pyridyl)-2,3-diaza-1,3-butadiene and camphoric acid. Acta Crystallographica Section B 2014, B70, 63-71.
  29. Bisht, K. K.; Rachuri, Y.; Parmar, B.; Suresh, E. Structural and functional studies on ternary coordination polymers from 5-bromoisophthalate and imidazole based flexible linker. RSC Advances 2014, 4, 7352-7360.
  30. Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Spontaneous Resolution to Absolute Chiral Induction: Pseudo-Kagomé Type Homochiral Zn(II)/Co(II) Coordination Polymers with Achiral Precursors. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 15690-15693.
  31. Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Co(II)/Zn(II) Coordination Polymers with Angular Dicarboxylate and Flexible N-Donor Struts: Structural and Photoluminescence Studies. Crystal Growth & Design 2013, 13, 664-670.
  32. Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Spontaneous Resolution of a Mixed-Ligand Nickel(II) Coordination Polymer with Achiral Precursors. Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51, 9577-9579.
  33. Bisht, K. K.; Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Suresh, E. Exploring supramolecular interactions between inorganic tetrachlorometallate and organic pyridinium dication: Synthesis, characterization and structural investigations. Journal of Molecular Structure 2012, 1013, 102-110.
  34. Bisht, K. K.; Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Suresh, E. Hydrogen-Bonded One- and Two-Dimensional Hybrid Water-Chloride Motifs. Crystal Growth & Design 2012, 12, 556-561.
  35. Bisht, K. K.; Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Suresh, E. Structure modulation, argentophilic interactions and photoluminescence properties of silver(I) coordination polymers with isomeric N-donor ligands. RSC Advances 2012, 2, 8421-8428.
  36. Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Bisht, K. K.; Aliaga-Alcalde, N.; Suresh, E. Synthesis, Magnetic Properties, and Structural Investigation of Mixed-Ligand Cu(II) Helical Coordination Polymers with an Amino Acid Backbone and N-Donor Propping: 1-D Helical, 2-D Hexagonal Net (hcb), and 3-D ins Topologies. Crystal Growth & Design 2011, 11, 1631-1641.
  37. Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Damodaran, S.; Bisht, K. K.; Suresh, E. Hydrogen bonded binary molecular adducts derived from exobidentate N-donor ligand with dicarboxylic acids: Acid?imidazole hydrogen-bonding interactions in neutral and ionic heterosynthons. Journal of Molecular Structure 2011, 985, 361-370.
  38. Kathalikkattil, A. C.; P. S. Subramanian; Suresh, E. Structural Investigation of Metal-Organic Cu(II) Coordination Frameworks Constructed from N-donor and a, ?-Dicarboxylate Ligands by One Pot Synthesis: Zigzag Strands, Layered Networks and Its Interaction with Lattice Water Molecules. Journal of Chemical Crystallography 2010, 40, 1087-1093.
  39. Kathalikkattil, A. C.; Bisht, K. K.; P. S. Subramanian; Suresh, E. Synthesis, characterization and X-ray crystallographic investigation of 2-D hybrid hydrogen bonded and rectangular grid networks in Cu(II) and Co(II) metal complexes. Polyhedron 2010, 29, 1801-1809.
  40. Suresh, E. Crystal Structure of Tetrakis Imidazole Copper(II) Diadipate Complex. Journal of Chemical Crystallography 2009, 39, 104-107.

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