Santanu Chand, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interest

Dr. Chand's research interest includes designs and syntheses of multifunctional porous frameworks and cages for their potential applications in storage (energy storage) and isomer separation. Also, those porous frameworks and cages could be used as sensing materials, drug delivery and bio medicines.

Selected Publications

3D Co(II)-MOFs with Varying Porosity and Open Metal Sites toward Multipurpose Heterogeneous Catalysis under Mild Condition

S. Chand, S. C. Pal, M. Mondal, S. Hota, A. Pal, R. Sahoo and M. C. Das

Cryst. Growth Des., 19, 5343, (2019)

Metal Organic Frameworks and Other Crystalline Materials for Ultrahigh Superprotonic Conductivities of 10-2 S cm-1 or Higher

Chand, S.; Elahi, S. M.; Pal, A.; Das M. C.

Chem. Eur. J., 25, 6259, (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, 1691 , (2019)

 Polycarboxylates Templated Coordination Polymers: Role of Templates for Superprotonic Conductivities up to 10-1 S cm-1 Elahi, S. M.;‖

Chand, S.;‖ Deng, W.-H.;‖ Pal, A.; Das, M. C. (‖ authors with equal contribution)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 6662, (2018)

A MoistureStable 3D Microporous CoIIMetal–Organic Framework with Potential for Highly Selective CO2 Separation under Ambient Conditions

Chand, S.; Pal, A.; Das, M. C.

Chem. Eur. J., 24, 5982., (2018)

A Trifunctional Luminescent 3D Microporous MOF with Potential for CO2 Separation, Selective Sensing of a Metal Ion, and Recognition of a Small Organic Molecule

Chand, S.; Pal, A.; Pal, S. C.; Das, M. C.

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2785, (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, 13991., (2017)

A New Set of Cd(II)˗Coordination Polymers with Mixed Ligand of Dicarboxylate and Pyridyl Substituted Diaminotriazine: Selective Sorption Towards CO2 and Cationic Dye

Chand, S.; Elahi, S. M.; Pal, A.; Das, M. C.

Dalton Trans., 46, 9901., (2017)


  • ​Ph.D., Inorganic-organic hybrid material Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2019

Professional Profile

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

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Bio medicine Bio-MOFs Chiral functional framework Separation technology