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Name : Dr. Sumit Shrivastav
Qualification : M.Sc. ,GATE,NET,JRF, SRF, Ph.D
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Chemistry


Name:                                        Dr. SUMIT SRIVASTAVA

Mailing Address:                        Sumit Srivastava

                                                     Govt. Swami Atmanand PG College Narayanpur (CG) - 494661

Email: sumitchm@gmail.com                                                                   

Mobile: +91-8010731778









U. P. Board





U. P. Board




Chem., Physics, Math.

C.S.J.M University, Kanpur, India





C.S.J.M University, Kanpur, India



Ph. D.

Inorganic Chemistry

University of Delhi, Delhi, India



Research Interests: Supramolecular Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Catalysis

Ph.D Supervisor: 

Dr. Rajeev Gupta


Department of Chemistry

University of Delhi

ThesisTitle:  Metalloligands appended with pyridine orarylcarboxylic acid groups: Discrete complexes, hydrogen bonded assemblies andcoordination networks


Assistant Professor (Guest): The Year of January, 2017- April, 2017 in Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi

Senior Research Fellow: The Year of March, 2013- July, 2016 in Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi.

Junior Research Fellow: The Year of March, 2011 – March, 2013 in Department ofChemistry, University of Delhi.

Research Profile:

Ph.D Work:

The aims of myresearch to design, develop, and synthesize various metalloligands for theconstruction of ordered architecture. In particular, the work illustrates thesignificance of building blocks (metalloligands) approach for the rationalsynthesis of discrete complexes; hydrogen bonding based self-assembledstructures as well as two- and three-dimensional coordination polymers (CPs).Specifically, the utilization of metalloligands offering appended 2-pyridyl functionalgroups for the synthesis of discrete trimetallic complexes, while the changingthe position of appended pyridyl groups from 2-pyridyl to 3-pyridyl rings in ametalloligand to generate two-dimensional CPs. On the other hand, use assortedmetalloligands offering arylcarboxylic acid groups for the construction ofrobust and moderately porous two- and three-dimensional CPs. It is important tonote that while discrete trimetallic complexes, {Co2+-Co3+-Co2+}and {Co2+-Fe3+-Co2+}, were highly effective catalystsfor the hydrazine-mediated reduction of aromatic as well as aliphatic nitrosubstrates; {M1-M2} type two- and three-dimensional CPswere significant heterogeneous and reusable catalyst for Knoevenagelcondensation reactions as well as cyanation reactions of assorted aldehydicsubstrates. In addition, metalloligand offering hydrogen bonding sensitivegroups such as carboxylic acid groups then these metalloligands self-assembleto each other and show the interesting H-bonded architecture. These examplesnot only illustrate the importance of metalloligands in material designs butalso show the role of metalloligands in the field of crystal engineering withapplication in the field of catalysis.


       1.       Lanthanide-based CoordinationPolymers for the Size-selective Detection of Nitroaromatics

Sumit Srivastava, Bipin Gupta andRajeevGupta

Cryst. GrowthDes.2017, DOI:10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00536.

       2.       Metalloligand to Material: Design Strategies and Network Topologies

Sumit Srivastava andRajeevGupta

CrystEngComm.2016,18, 9185-9208 (Perspective).

       3.       Cobalt Complexes OfferingAryldicarboxylic Acid Groups: Hydrogen Bonding assemblies and the resultant topologies

Sumit Srivastava andRajeevGupta

ChemistrySelect.2016, 1, 6167-6178 (Article).

       4.       A Carboxylate-Rich Metalloligand and its HeterometallicCoordination Polymers: Synthesis, Structure, Topologies, and HeterogeneousCatalysis

Sumit Srivastava,Vijay Kumar, and Rajeev Gupta

Cryst. GrowthDes.2016, 16, 2874-2886 (Article).

       5.       Probing Mechanism of Fluorescence Quenching ofQDs by Co(III) Complexes: Size of QDand Nature ofthe Complex,Both Dictate the Energy Or/and Electron TransferProcesses

Anuushka Pal, Sumit Srivastava, Parveen Saini, Shreya Raina, PravinIngole, RajeevGupta, Sameer Sapra

J.Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119,22690-22699 (Article).

       6.       Three-dimensionalHeterometallic Coordination Networks:Synthesis, Crystal Structures,Topologies and Heterogeneouscatalysis

Sumit Srivastava, Himanshu Aggarwal, and Rajeev Gupta

Cryst. GrowthDes.2015, 15, 4110-4122 (Article).

       7.       Trinuclear {Co2+-M3+-Co2+} ComplexesCatalyzed Reduction of NitroCompounds

Sumit Srivastava, Manvender S. Dagur, AfsarAliand RajeevGupta

DaltonTrans. 2015, 44, 17453-17461 (Communication).

       8.       Two-Dimensional {Co3+-Co2+} and {Fe3+-Co2+} and Their HeterogeneousCatalytic Activities

Sumit Srivastava, ManvenderS. Dagur, and Rajeev Gupta

Eur. J. Inorg.Chem.2014,4966-4974 (Article).

       9.       {Cu2+-Co3+-Cu2+} and {Cu2+-Fe3+-Cu2+} Heterobimetallic Complexes andtheir Catalytic Properties

Sumit Srivastava, Afsar Ali,Adish Tyagi, and RajeevGupta

Eur. J. Inorg.Chem.2014,2113-2123 (Article).

     10.      Electron Transfer from CdSe-ZnS Core–Shell Quantum Dots to Cobalt(III) Complexes

Anuushka Pal, Sumit Srivastava, RajeevGupta and SameerSapra

Phys. Chem. Chem.Phys. 2013, 15, 15888-15895(Article).


1.      Metalloligands To Material: Design Strategies andNetwork Topologies

TheFifth Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC-2017)”held at The Stadel, Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata, India,on January 7-11, 2017.

2.      Metalloligand appended with carboxylic acid groups:Hydrogen bonding assemblies and coordination networks

NationalSymposium on Horizons of Light in Molecules, Materials and Daily Life” heldat Department of Chemistry, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalya, Sagar (MP),India, on December 18-19, 2015.

3.     “Coordination complexes as thebuilding blocks: Discrete complexes versus networks and their catalyticapplication“

“InternationalConference on Structural Chemistry of Molecules and Materials – SCOMM-2014 at Center for Research in Nano science and Nanotechnology (CRNN), UniversityOf Calcutta, India on 30th November- 2nd December, 2014.

4.     “Metalloligandsappended with carboxylic acid groups: Extended networks and functionalmaterials”

Delivered a presentation in“Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XV (MTIC-XV) at IIT Roorkee, India on 13- 16 December, 2013.

5.      “Metalloligands appended with carboxylic acidgroups: Extended ensembles and functional materials”

“National SeminarChemistry in Interdisciplinary Applications” Organized by Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, India on 19th March, 2013.

6.      “Metalloligands appended with carboxylic acidgroups: Extended Ensembles and functional materials”

15th CRSI NationalSymposium in chemistry” organized by Department of Chemistry, Faculty ofScience, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1-3 February, 2013.

7.     “Coordinationcomplexes as building blocks: An approach to control dimenstionality andtopology”

Symposium on Modern Trends in InorganicChemistry-XIV (MTIC-XIV) held at theSchool of chemistry, University ofHyderabad, India on 10- 13December, 2011.


1.      “International Scientific School CombinedTopological and DFT Methods” for Predication of New Materials held at the SamaraCenter for Theoretical Materials Science, Samara, Russian Federation, onSeptember 14-20, 2015.

2.      “Workshop On Spectro-Electrochemistry” Jointly organized by Department of Chemistry,University of Delhi, India and M/s. Sinsil International Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai,India held at Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi, on 17th-18thJune, 2015.

3.      IUCrworkshop on X-ray diffraction system and related applications” at University of Delhi, India on 25-26thSeptember, 2014.

4.      International Center for Theoretical Sciences(ICTS) School on “Understanding MolecularSimulations: Theory and applications” (UMS 2010) held at IIT Kanpur, on 04-13th November, 2010



1.               BestPoster award in National Symposium on “Horizons of Light in Molecules, Materials andDaily Life” held at Department of Chemistry, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalya,Sagar (MP), India, on December 18-19, 2015.

2.               Selected for Oral Presentation in “Symposiumon Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XV(MTIC-XV) at IIT Roorkee, India on 13-16 December, 2013.

3.               SeniorResearch Fellowship fromUniversity Grant Commission (UGC-SRF)in March, 2013- March 2016.

4.               Junior Research Fellowship from University Grant Commission (UGC-JRF) in March, 2011-March-2013.

5.               Selected for SPM Interview in 2010 on the Basis ofTop 30 Students in GATE.

6.               Qualified UGC-NET-JRF Two Times: All India Rank: 428(in year 2010) and 94 (in year 2012).

7.               Qualified GATE Two Times; All India Rank: 1015 (percentile84.82 in year 2009) and 26 (Percentile: 99.68 in year 2010).

8.               Qualified JAM Three Times: All India Rank: 301(in year 2007), 310 (in year 2008) and 326 (in year 2009).


Peresonal Information:

Date of Birth     8th JULY, 1985

Marital status    Married

Language          English, Hindi


Permanent Address:

H.N.311, In Front of Bharat Gas Agency,

Pooran Nagar, District: Unnao

State - Uttar Pradesh,

Pin- 209801, India