Samudranil Pal
Professor 
Ph. D. Jadavpur University, IACS, 1988
Research Associate IACS, 1988-1989
Postdoctoral Research    University of California, Berkeley, 1989 - 1992   

Boston College, 1992 - 1993
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 1993 - 1998
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 1998 - 2004
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2004 - Present  
   
Phone: +91- 40- 23134829, E-mail: spal@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
The research group of Prof. S. Pal is involved in synthetic, structural and mechanistic aspects of transition metal chemistry. The general areas of interest are: 
  • Complexes of high-valent metal ions. 
  • Multinuclear redox-active complexes of possible biological relevance. 
  • Coordination polymers and supramolecular species. 
  • Complexes with unusual coordination geometry. 
  • Organometallic species and their reactivity. 
In this research, a wide variety of techniques are employed for the characterization of the prepared compounds. X-ray crystallography, powder diffraction and various forms of spectroscopy (IR, UV-vis, EPR and NMR) are used to probe the structure and bonding. Cryomagnetic measurements are used to understand the magnetic behaviour of the multinuclear, polymeric and supramolecular species. 

Selected Publications
  • cis-{MoO2}2+ assisted Mannich-type addition of acetylacetonate methine to azomethine of tridentate Schiff bases: racemic complexes with the chiral transformed ligands, S. K. Kurapati and S. Pal, Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 2401. 
  • Mono- and dinuclear platinum(II) complexes via single and double cycloplatinations of N'-(arylidene)benzohydrazides, A. R. B. Rao and S. Pal, J. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 797, 96.
  • Copper-free Sonogashira reactions catalyzed by a palladium(II) complex bearing pyrenealdehyde thiosemicarbazonate under ambient conditions , R. N. Prabhu and S. Pal, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 5252.
  • Regioselective cyclometallation with some platinum group metal ions, A. R. B. Rao and S. Pal, J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 762, 58.
  • Complexes of cis-bis(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II) with N,S-donor thiobenzhydrazones of polycyclic aromatic aldehydes: Synthesis, properties and structures, K. Nagaraju and S. Pal, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2014, 413, 102.