Santanu Chand


​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Dr. Chand's research interest includes designs and syntheses of multifunctional porous frameworks and cages for their potential applications in gas storage (energy storage) and separation such as olefin/paraffin, ethylene/ethane, isomer separation.

Also, those porous frameworks and cages could be used as sensing materials, heterogeneous catalysis, and proton conducting membranes for H2 fuel cell applications.

Selected Publications

  • 3D Co(II)-MOFs with Varying Porosity and Open Metal Sites toward Multipurpose Heterogeneous Catalysis under Mild Co... 
    S. Chand, S. C. Pal, M. Mondal, S. Hota, A. Pal, R. Sahoo and M. C. Das
    Cryst. Growth Des., 19, 5343-5353, (2019)
  • Metal Organic Frameworks and Other Crystalline Materials for Ultrahigh Superprotonic Conductivities of 10-2 S cm-1 ... 
    Chand, S.; Elahi, S. M.; Pal, A.; Das M. C. 
    Chem. Eur. J., 25, 62596269, (2019)
  • Metalo Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Frameworks (MHOFs) as New Class of Crystalline Materials for Protonic Conduction 
    Chand, S.; Pal, S. C.; Pal, A.; Ye, Y.; Lin, Q.; Zhang, Z.; Xiang, S.; Das M. C. 
    Chem. Eur. J., 25, 16911695 , (2019)
  • Polycarboxylates Templated Coordination Polymers: Role of Templates for Superprotonic Conductivities up to 10-1 S c... 
    Elahi, S. M.;‖ Chand, S.;‖ Deng, W.-H.;‖ Pal, A.; Das, M. C. (‖ authors with equal contrib...
    Int. Ed., 57, 66626666, (2018)
  • A Moisture‐Stable 3D Microporous CoII‐Metal–Organic Framework with Potential for Highly Selective CO2 Separation un... 
    Chand, S.; Pal, A.; Das, M. C.
    Chem. Eur. J., 24, 59825986., (2018)
  • A Trifunctional Luminescent 3D Microporous MOF with Potential for CO2 Separation, Selective Sensing of a Metal Ion,... 
    Chand, S.; Pal, A.; Pal, S. C.; Das, M. C.
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 27852792, (2018)
  • A Water Stable Two-Fold Interpenetrating Microporous MOF for Selective CO2 Adsorption and Separation 
    Pal, A.; Chand, S.; Das, M. C.
    Inorg. Chem., 56, 1399113997. , (2017)
  • A New Set of Cd(II)˗Coordination Polymers with Mixed Ligand of Dicarboxylate and Pyridyl Substituted Diaminotriazin... 
    Chand, S.; Elahi, S. M.; Pal, A.; Das, M. C. 
    Dalton Trans., 46, 99019911., (2017)


  • ​Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2019
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2014
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Bankura Christian College, The University of Burdwan, India, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2019 - Current: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests Keywords

​Chemical sensing materials Gas storage gas separations Multifunctional porous frameworks Porous cages Proton conduction