V. Baskar
Professor 
Ph. D. IIT-Kanpur, 2003
AvH Postdoctoral Research    Freie University, 2004 - 2005
EPSRC and RSC Postdoctoral Fellow    University of Manchester, U.K., 2005 - 2007  
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2007 - 2013
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2013 - 2016
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2016 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134825, E-mail: vbsc@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
We work in the area of multinuclear clusters based on lanthanides and heavier main group based metal ions. Study of structure and property of molecular clusters are important considering the fact that they represent a class of compound which acts as a link between molecules and materials. Our interests can be broadly in to two fields, firstly we are interested in synthesizing and structurally characterizing lanthanide based clusters with the aim of assembling novel single molecule magnets with improved properties. Our other research activity is in synthesizing heavier main group based oxo clusters / polyoxometallates and macrocycles and to employ them as proligands / cryptands for coordination to transition metal ions and lanthanides.
Selected Publications
  • Assembling Anionic Sb (V)/(III) Containing Polyoxostibonates Stabilized by Triphenyltellurium Cations, Srungavruksham, N. K., Baskar, V. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 6358. 
  • Te4Se2O6 Macrocycle Stabilizing Triangular Planar and Tetrahedral Anions, Srungavruksham, N. K., Baskar, V. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 4554.
  • Hexa and Trinuclear Organoantimony Oxo Clusters stabilized by Organosilanols, Kishore, P.V.V.N., Baskar, V. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 6737.
  • New Structural Form of a Tetranuclear Lanthanide Hydroxo Cluster:Dy4 Analogue Display Slow Magnetic Relaxation, Jami, A. K., Baskar, V., E. C. Sanudo., Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 2432.
  • Isolation of Tetranuclear Organoantimony Oxo Clusters and Hexa-decanuclear Polyoxostibonates, Jami, A. K., Prabhu, M.S.R., Baskar, V., Organometallics, 2010, 29, 1137.