Dr. Shyamapada Shit,

Chemistry Department

Dr. Shyamapada Shit

Designation: Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

Email Id.: shyamakgcchem@gmail.com

Subjects Taught

1. Engineering Chemistry
2. Basic Environmental Engineering and Elementary Biology

Current Administrative Post

Head of the Department of Chemistry

Research Interest

1. Coordination chemistry
2. Molecular spectroscopy
3. X-ray crystallography of organic/ metal-organic compounds
4. Homogeneous catalysis
5. Molecular magnetism
6. Nanomaterials

Educational Qualification

DoctoratePh.D. from Jadavpur University
Post GraduationM.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kharagpur
GraduationB.Sc. in Chemistry from Vidyasagar University
Other Academic QualificationsCSIR-UGC NET


1. Life member of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2. Life member of the Chemical Research Society of India

Previous Work Experiences

1. Assistant Professor in Chemistry (from 01.08.2002 to 17.12.2012) at Krishnagar Government College, West Bengal

Other Professional Activities

1. Reviewer of Inorganica Chimica Acta
2. Reviewer of Acta Chimica Slovenica
3. Member of different academic and administrative committees

Awards and Honours

Summer Research Fellowship 2011 by Indian Academy of Sciences

Career Development Program/Seminar Attended

1. Refresher Course in Basic Sciences, Ranchi University,11th - 31st Jan' 16
2. International Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XVI), Jadavpur University, 3rd - 5th Dec'15 ( Poster presentation)
3. 79th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences and Interacting meeting with Science Education Panel, Chandigarh, 7th -10th Nov. 2013
4. 1st Refresher Course in Materials Science, University of Burdwan
(UGC sponsored), 28th June-18th July, 2013
5. International Symposium on Molecular Organisation and Complexity: A Chemical Perspective Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta, 6th -8th Feb, 2013 (Poster Presentation)
6. Tenth Symposium of CRSI Kolkata Chapter 2012: Current Trends in Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus Nadia, West Bengal, 8th Aug, 2012 (Poster Presentation)
7. Symposium of Chemical Research Society of India (Kolkata Chapter): Symposium – VIII On Advances in Chemical Research, Deptt. of Chemistry,
Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, 6th August, 2010
8. Symposium of 12th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry & 4th CRSI-RSC Symposium in Chemistry IICT, Hyderabad & NIPER, Hyderabad, 4th -7th Feb, 2010
9. National Symposium on Advances in Chemistry Under the auspices of CAS (UGC), Deptt. of Chemistry, Jadavpur University,5th Nov, 2008
10. National Conference on Windows of Chemistry-I, Bankura Sammilani College, Bankura, West Bengal (UGC sponsored), 7th -9th Feb, 2008 (Poster Presentation)
11. State Level Seminar on Safe Drinking Water, Deptt. of Chemistry, Krishnagar Govt. College (UGC assisted), 27th -28th Feb, 2008
12. Symposium on Fifth Chemical Research Society of India (Kolkata Chapter) Deptt. of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, 2nd Aug, 2007
13. National Seminar on Disaster and Its Management: Perspective and Future Approaches, Krishnagar Govt. College (UGC assisted),16th-17th April, 2004
14. National Conference on Life &Works of Sir J C Bose In the Perspective of Modern Science and Technology, Faculty Council of Science, Jadavpur University, 20th -21st March, 2009
15. Refresher Course in ""Chemistry: Trends and Perspective"" UGC-ACS & Deptt. of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, 2nd -22nd Jan, 2008
16. Orientation Course : Orientation Programme UGC-ACS, Jadavpur University 6th Nov- 2nd Dec, 2006

International Journal Publications

1. Synthesis, crystal structure and fluorescence properties of two dinuclear zinc(II) complexes incorporating tridentate (NNO) Schiff bases
Shyamapada Shit*, Madhusudan Nandy, Dipankar Saha, Lei Zhang, Wolfgang Schmitt, Corrado Rizzoli, Tayur NGuru Row
Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2016); DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2016.1197390

2. Crystal structure, characterization, and magnetic properties of a 1D copper(II) polymer incorporating a Schiff base with carboxylate side arm
Shyamapada Shit, Madhusudan Nandy, Corrado Rizzoli, Cédric Desplanches, Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Chemical Sciences 128 (2016) 913 - 920.

3. Synthesis, crystal structure, and Hirshfeld surface analysis of a new mixed ligand copper(II) complex
Shyamapada Shit, Christoph Marschner, Samiran Mitra*
Acta Chimica Slovenica 63 (2016) 129 - 137.

4. Temperature dependent growth of cadmium(II) oxide nanocrystals: studies on morphology based optical, electrical and dielectric properties
Shyamapada Shit, Animesh Layek*
Jornal of materials science: Materials in Electronics 27 (2016) 3435 - 3442.

5. Syntheses, structural variations and fluorescence studies of two dinuclear zinc(II) complexes of a Schiff base ligand with an extended carboxylate side arm
Shyamapada Shit, Ashok Sasmal, Piu Dhal, Corrado Rizzoli, Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Molecular Structure 1108 (2016) 475‒481

6. Double azido/cyanato bridged copper(II) dimers incorporating tridentate nitrogen donors Schiff base: Structure, EPR and magnetic studies
Madhusudan Nandy, Shyamapada Shit, Eugenio Garribba, Carlos J. Gomez-Garcia, Samiran Mitra*
Polyhedron 102 (2015) 137–146

7. Syntheses, characterization, and crystal structures of few dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes incorporating tridentate hydrazones
Madhusudan Nandy, Shyamapada Shit, Corrado Rizzoli, Guillaume Pilet, Samiran Mitra*
Polyhedron 88 (2015) 63–72

8. Ferromagnetic copper(II)–copper(II) interaction in a single chlorido and dicyanamido bridged mixed–valence copper (I/II) 2D polymer generated by in situ partial reduction of copper (II)
Madhusudan Nandy, Shyamapada Shit, Piu Dhal, Corrado Rizzoli, Carlos J Gómez-García, Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Coordination Chemistry 68 (2015) 916–927

9. Azide/thiocyanate incorporated cobalt(III)- Schiff base complexes: Characterizations and catalytic activity in aerobic epoxidation of olefins
Shyamapada Shit*, Debraj Saha, Dipankar Saha, Tayur N. Guru Row, Corrado Rizzoli
Inorganica Chimica Acta 415 (2014) 103-110

10. A novel chemical reduction method of growing ZnO nanocrystals and their optical property
Shyamapada Shit, Tapanendu Kamilya, Pijus Kanti Samant*
Materials Letters 118 (2014) 123-125

11. A dinuclear cadmium(II) Schiff base thiocyanato complex: Crystal structure and fluorescence
Shyamapada Shit*, Ravish Sankolli, Tayur N. Guru Row
Acta Chimica Slovenica 61 (2014) 59-66

12. A ferromagnetically coupled single hydroxido bridged tetranuclear nickel(II) Schiff base complex incorporating a Ni4O4 cubane core: Crystal structure and magnetic study
Shyamapada Shit, Madhusudan Nandy, Georgina Rosair, Carlos J. Gómez-García, Juan J. Borras Almenar, Samiran Mitra*
Polyhedron 61 (2013) 73‒79

13. A new 3D cadmium(II) coordination polymer having μ4-oxalato, μ-aquo and μ- chlorido bridges: Crystal structure, solid state fluorescence and thermal behavior
Subrata K. Dey*, Shyamapada Shit, Ravish Sankolli, Tayur N. Guru Row
Journal of Molecular Structure 1048 (2013) 6–10

14. Sodium mediated self-assembly of two nickel(II) Schiff base complexes: crystal structure and characterizations
Anamika Das, Shyamapada Shit, Martin Köckerling, Andrei S. Batsanov,Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Coordination Chemistry 66 (2013) 2587-2596

15. A hexanucluear copper(II) Schiff base complex incorporating rare “bicapped cubane” core: Structural aspects, magnetic properties and EPR study
Shyamapada Shit, Madhusudan Nandy, Georgina Rosair, M. Salah El Fallah, Joan Ribas Eugenio Garribba, Samiran Mitra*
Polyhedron 52 (2013) 963-969

16. An antiferromagnetically coupled hexanuclear copper(II) Schiff base complex containing phenoxo and dicyanamido bridges: Structural aspects and magnetic properties
Pritha Talukder, Shyamapada Shit, Ashok Sasmal, Stuart R. Batten, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith S. Murray, Samiran Mitra*
Polyhedron 30 (2011) 1767–1773

17. 2,2′-Bipyridyl-acetylphenolato mixed ligand copper(II) complexes: syntheses, characterizations and catalytic activity in styrene epoxidation
Shyamapada Shit*, Umesh Yadava, Debraj Saha, Roland Fröhlich
Journal of Coordination Chemistry 66 (2013) 66-76

18. A bimetallic cyano-bridged complex based on nickel(II) and pentacyanidonitrosylferrate(II) precursors: Characterization, crystal structure, and magnetic properties
Pritha Talukder, Shyamapada Shit, Heinrich Nöth, Matthias Westerhausen, Alexander Nikolai Kneifel, Samiran Mitra*
Transition Metal Chemistry 37 (2012) 71-77

19. Framework Solids Based on Copper(II) Halides (Cl/Br) and Methylene-Bridged Bis(1-hydroxybenzotriazole): Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Magneto-Structural Correlation, and Density Functional Theory (DFT) Studies
Ashok Sasmal, Shyamapada Shit, Corrado Rizzoli, Hongfeng Wang, Cédric Desplanches, Samiran Mitra*
Inorganic Chemistry 51 (2012) 10148−10157

20. A new tetranuclear copper(II) Schiff base complex containing Cu4O4 cubane core: Structural and spectral characterizations
Shyamapada Shit, Georgina Rosair, Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Molecular Structure 991 (2011) 79−83

21. First Report on Thermally Stable Cadmium Carbonyl Complex Containing an Interesting Chloroaryl Bridge: Isolation and Characterization
Subrata K. Dey, Shyamapada Shit, Sankar P. Dey, Samiran Mitra*, K. M. Abdul Malik
Chemistry Letters 40 (2011) 810-812

22. The key role of hydrogen bonding in the nuclearity of three copper(II) complexes with hydrazone-derived ligands and nitrogen donor heterocycles
Shyamapada Shit, Subrata K. Dey, Corrado Rizzoli, Ennio Zangrando, Guillaume Pilet, Carlos J. Gómez-García, Samiran Mitra*
Inorganica Chimica Acta 370 (2011)18−26

23. Three new coordination complexes of cobalt(III), manganese(II), and copper(II) with N,N,O-donor hydrazone ligands: syntheses and structural characterizations
Shyamapada Shit, Joy Chakraborty, Brajagopal Samanta , Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Volker Gramlich, Samiran Mitra*
Structural Chemistry 20 (2009) 633-642

24. Syntheses, characterization and crystal structures of two square-planar Ni(II) complexes with unsymmetrical tridentate Schiff base ligands and monodentate pseudohalides
Shyamapada Shit, Soma Sen, Samiran Mitra*, David L. Hughes
Transition Metal Chemistry 34 (2009) 269 –274

25. Synthesis, structure and fluorescence properties of a trinuclear Zn(II) complex with N,N,O-donor Schiff base ligands and bridging acetates
Shyamapada Shit, Joy Chakraborty, Brajagopal Samanta, Georgina M. Rosair, Samiran Mitra*
Z. Naturforsch 64b (2009) 403 – 408

26. A novel centrosymmetric dinuclear cadmium(II) Schiff base complex with unusual bridging carboxylate: Synthesis, crystal structure and luminescence properties
Shyamapada Shit, Joy Chakraborty, Brajagopal Samanta, Guillaume Pilet, Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Molecular Structure 919 (2009) 361-365

27. A new mixed ligand coordination polymer of Mn(II): structural aspect and cryomagnetic study
Shyamapada Shit, Joy Chakraborty, Judith A. K. Howard, E. C. Spencer, Cédric Desplanches, Samiran Mitra*
Structural Chemistry 19 (2008) 553–558

28. Structural and spectral studies of a new copper(II) complex with a tridentate thiosemicarbazone ligand
Soma Sen, Shyamapada Shit, Samiran Mitra*, Stuart R. Batten
Structural Chemistry 19 (2008) 137–142

29. A novel mixed ligand coordination polymer of copper(II): Synthesis, characterisation and magneto-structural correlation
Shyamapada Shit, Joy Chakraborty, Soma Sen, Guillaume Pilet, Cédric Desplanches, Samiran Mitra*
Journal of Molecular Structure 891 (2008) 19–24

30. Synthesis, characterisation and crystal structure of a copper(II) dichromate complex with the N,N'-Bis(2-pyridylmethylene)butane-1,4-diamine Schiff base ligand
Brajagopal Samanta, Joy Chakraborty, Shyamapada Shit, Stuart R. Batten, Paul Jensen, Samiran Mitra*
Z. Naturforsch 62b (2007) 495 –500

31. Synthesis and magneto-structural correlation of a new maleato bridged copper(II) coordination polymer
Shyamapada Shit, Joy Chakraborty, Anamika Das, Glenn P. A. Yap, M. S. El. Fallah, Samiran Mitra*
Structural Chemistry 18 (2007) 317–323

32. A rare ferromagnetically coupled asymmetric doubly azido bridged copper(II) dimer with an N, N, O donor Schiff base
Shyamapada Shit, Pritha Talukder, Joy Chakraborty, Guillaume Pilet, M. Salah El Fallah, Joan Ribas, Samiran Mitra*
Polyhedron 26 (2007) 1357–1363

33. Synthesis, characterisation and crystal structures of a few coordination complexes of nickel(II), cobalt(III) and zinc(II) with N′-[(2-pyridyl)methylene]salicyloylhydrazone Schiff base
Brajagopal Samanta, Joy Chakraborty, Shyamapada Shit, Stuart R. Batten, Paul Jensen, Jason D. Masuda, Samiran Mitra*
Inorganica Chimica Acta 360 (2007) 2471–2484

34. An antiferromagnetically coupled trinuclear Cu(II) complex containing µ (O,O′), µ (O) carboxylates and µ (O) phenoxide bridges
Subrata K. Dey, Shyamapada Shit, Samiran Mitra*, Laurence K. Thompson, K.M. Abdul Malik
Inorganica Chimica Acta 360 (2007) 1915–1920

35. Synthesis, structure and fluorescence of two novel manganese(II) and zinc(II)-1,3,5-benzene tricarboxylate coordination polymers: Extended 3D supramolecular architectures stabilised by hydrogen bonding
Arpi Majumder, Shyamapada Shit, Chirantan Roy Choudhury, Stuart R. Batten, Guillaume Pilet, Dominique Luneau, Nathalie Daro, Jean-Pascal Sutter, Nitin Chattopadhyay, Samiran Mitra*
Inorganica Chimica Acta 358 (2005) 3855–3864

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