Research Interests

​The central theme of my research interest over the last six years has been in the area of supramolecular chemistry, arguably one of the hottest areas of chemical sciences. My research expertise is highly interdisciplinary and encompasses organic and inorganic synthesis of macromolecules and finite structures for applications in supramolecular materials and medicinal chemistry. In my current research work, I am specifically engaged in developing novel coordination cages and capsules possessing confined cavity and demonstrate their applications in cavity directed catalysis and stimuli-responsive targeted drug delivery.


Selected Publications

  • A Pd24 Pregnant Molecular Nanoball: Self-Templated Stellation by Precise Mapping of Coordination Sites
    I. A. Bhat, D. Samanta, P. S. Mukherjee.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 94979502, (2015)
  • Preparation of a chiral Pt12 tetrahedral cage and its use in catalytic Michael addition reaction
    I. A. Bhat, A. Devaraj, P. Howlader, K.-W. Chi, P. S. Mukherjee
    Chem. Commun., 54, 4814-4817, (2018)
  • Water-Soluble Pd8L4 Self-assembled Molecular Barrel as an Aqueous Carrier for Hydrophobic Curcumin
    I. A. Bhat, R. Jain, M. M. Siddiqui, D. K. Saini and P. S. Mukherjee
    Inorg. Chem., 56, 5352536 0, (2017)
  • A Discrete Self-Assembled Pd12 Triangular Orthobicupola Cage and its Use for Intramolecular Cycloadditio
    I. A. Bhat, A. Devaraj , E. Zangrando and P. S. Mukherjee
    Chem. Eur. J., 24, 1-10, (2018)
  • Self-Assembly of Discrete RuII8 Molecular Cages and Their in Vitro Anticancer Activity
    A. A. Adeyemo, A. Shettar, I. A. Bhat, P. Kondaiah and P. S. Mukherjee
    Inorg. Chem., 56, 608617, (2017)
  • Coordination-driven self-assembly of ruthenium(II) architectures: synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity stud...
    A. A. Adeyemo, A. Shettar, I. A. Bhat, P. Kondaiah and P. S. Mukherjee
    Dalton Trans., 47, 8466-8475. , (2018)
  • Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of Discrete Molecular Nanotubular Architectures
    I. A. Bhat, E. Zangrandro, P. S. Mukherjee
    Inorganic Chemistry, 58, 11172-11179, (2019)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Chemistry, IISc Bangalore India 2019

Professional Profile

  • ​2019 onwards: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia