Dr. Rahul Banerjee

Research areas

  • Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Reversible Gas Storage.
  • Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) for Functional Applications.
  • Synthesis of Polyoxometalate Based Hybrid Materials.
  • Chiral MOFs for Separation of Chiral Organic Molecules from Racemic Mixtures and Proton Conduction.
  • Supramolecular Co-ordination Polymeric Gel Materials.

In our group, we focus on the use of various functionalized organic links including fluorinated, non-fluorinated and chiral carboxylic acids with a wide range of metal ions including d-, f-block and main group metal ions for designing MOFs for improved gas uptake property. To achieve Synthetic control over the creation of functional nanostructures, nanoscale morphology with their physical properties, we focus on synthesizing various nano MOFs, thin films of nano MOFs, metal oxide nano particles via different synthetic modes for various separation, catalysis and proton conductivity applications. We are also deeply involved in exploration of metallogels and their catalytic, and materials based applications. We are synthesizing various types POM based hybrid materials for catalysis and gas storage applications.


  • Dr. Rahul Banerjee
    Office: D-105, Polymer and Advanced Materials Laboratory
    CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
    Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
    Pune 411008, India
    Phone  +91 20 2590 2535
    Fax +91 20 2590 2636
    E-mail: r.banerjee@ncl.res.in