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Dr. Sourav Saha

Dr. Sourav Saha

Assistant Professor

PhD (2005): UCLA, Postdoc: Yale University覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧


Contact Information
5009 CSL 850.645.8616
5301-03 CSL 850.645.9348
Programs of Research
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Research Specialities
Chemistry of Materials, Environment and Energy, Solid State Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis
2 Graduate; 2 Postdoc; 1 Visiting

Research Interest

Research Areas
Supramolecular Chemistry Physical Organic Chemistry Materials Chemistry Nanoscience Biotechnology Sensors Artificial Ion Channels Photovoltaics

Research Tools
Organic Synthesis Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Mass Spectrometry Spectroscopies Electrochemistry Electron Microscopies Molecular Modeling

We use synthetic chemistry to prepare structurally and functionally encoded molecular building blocks, exploit molecular recognition and self-assembly to assemble these building blocks into functional materials, and employ numerous physical and analytical probes to explore materials properties and functions. Our interdisciplinary research program seeks to unveil fundamental knowledge in various aspects of supramolecular chemistry and apply this knowledge to solve problems in the following areas.

1. Sensors Anion Recognition and Sensing by π-Acidic Naphthalenediimide Receptors
2. Ion-Channels Ditopic Ion-Pair Receptors and Channels for Transmembrane Passage of Salts
3. Solar Cells Self-Assembled Multichromophoric Light-Harvesting Materials

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Guha, S.; Goodson, F. S.; Corson, L. J.; Saha, S. Boundaries of Anion/Naphthalenediimide Interactions: From Anionπ Interactions to Anion-Induced Charge-Transfer and Electron-Transfer Phenomena J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, DOI: 10.1021/ja30317
Panda, D. K.; Goodson, F. S.; Ray, S.; Lowell, R.; Saha, S. Multichromophoric dye-sensitized solar cells based on supramolecular zinc-porphyrinキキキperylene-imide dyads Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 87758777
Guha, S.; Goodson, F. S.; Clark, R. J.; Saha, S. Deciphering Anionπ-Acceptor Interactions and Detecting Fluoride Using a Naphthalenediimide-Based Pd(II) Coordination Polymer CrystEngComm 2012, 14, 12131215
Guha, S.; Goodson, F.S.; Roy, S.; Corson, L.J.; Gravenmier, C.A.; Saha, S. Electronically Regulated Thermally and Light-Gated Electron Transfer from Anions to Naphthalenediimides J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 1525615259
Guha, S.; Saha, S. Fluoride Ion Sensing by an Anion-π Interaction J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 1767417477