Neeraj Agarwal

Associate Professor

Academic Profile:

  • Reader F (January 2011 - ), Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, India.
  • Assistant Professor (April 2010-December 2010), Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, India.
  • Post-doc: Position from April 2009-Dec 2009, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany. (MPIP, Mainz)
  • Visiting Fellow: Position from May 2006-March 2009, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai. (TIFR)
  • Post-doc. Associate: Oct. 2004-Dec 2005, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (BGSU, Ohio)
  • Ph.D: 2004 Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay)

Selected Publications:

  • Ferrocene catalysed heteroarylation of BODIPy and reaction mechanism studies by EPR and DFT methods. Swati Dixit, Mahendra Patil and Neeraj Agarwal RSC Advances, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03705D.

  • Synthesis, photophysical and electrochemical studies of acridone-amine based donor – acceptors for hole transport materials. Bharat K. Sharma, Azam M. Shaikh, Neeraj Agarwal and Rajesh M. Kamble, RSC Adv, 2016, 6, 17129-17137.

  • Synthesis of highly emissive 1,8-diaryl anthracene derivatives and fabrication of their micro/nanostructures. Neeraj Agarwal, Manish Patil and Mahendra Patil, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 98447–98455.

  • Effects of 2‑amino‑8‑hydroxyquinoline interaction on the conformation of physiological isomers of human serum albumin. Sonali M. Shiriskar, Neeraj Agarwal, Raghuvir R. S. Pissurlenkar and Basir Ahmad. Eur Biophys J., DOI 0.1007/s00249-015-1014-0

  • Synthesis and photophysical studies of heteroaryl substituted-BODIPy derivatives for biological applications. Dipti Lakhe, Karthika K. Jairaj, Madhura Pradhan, Uma Ladiwala and Neeraj Agarwal Tetrahedron Letters, 2014, 55, 7124-7129.

  • Synthesis and studies of aza-BODIPY based pi-conjugates for organic electronic applications. Tamanna K. Khan, Preeti Sheokand and Neeraj Agarwal Eur. J. Org.Chem. 2013, 7, 1416.

  • Kamtekar N, Pandey A, Agarwal N, Pissurlenkar  RRS, Borana B, Ahmad B* (2013) Interaction of Multimicrobial Synthetic Inhibitor 1,2-Bis(2-Benzimidazolyl)-1,2-Ethanediol with Serum Albumin: Spectroscopic and Computational Studies. PLoS ONE 2013, 8(1) e3872.

  • Synthesis, photophysical, electrochemical and thermal studies on carbazole-based acceptor molecules for heterojunction solar cell. Shibdas Banerzee, Farman Ali, Pabitra K. Nayak, Neeraj Agarwal, Thin Solid Films 2012, 520, 2644.

  • Tuning of HOMO levels of carbazole derivatives: New molecules for blue OLED. Neeraj Agarwal, Pabitra K. Nayak, Farman Ali, Meghan P. Patankar, K. L. Narasimhan, N. Periasamy, Synthetic Metals, 2011, 161, 466-473.

  • The synthesis and characterization of photonic materials composed of substituted fluorene donors and porphyrin acceptor. Neeraj Agarwal, Dyes and Pigments 2009 83, 328.

  • Ultrafast Energy Transfer in Oligofluorene−Aluminum Bis(8-hydroxyquinoline)acetylacetone Coordination Polymers. Victor A. Montes, Grigory V. Zyryanov, E. Danilov, Neeraj Agarwal, Manuel A. Palacios, Pavel Anzenbacher, Jr.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 1787.

  • Synthesis, characterization, photophysical and electrochemical properties of new phosphorescent dopants for OLEDs. Neeraj Agarwal, Pabitra K. Nayak, Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 49, 2710.

  • Molecular-Wire Behavior of OLED Materials: Exciton Dynamics in Multichromophoric Alq3-OligoFluorene-Pt(II)Porphyrin Triads. Victor A. Montes, Cesar B. Pérez, Neeraj Agarwal, Joseph Shinar, Pavel Anzenbacher, Jr. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 12436.

  • Thiaporphyrins with four, two and one meso-free carbons: synthesis and functionalization. Neeraj Agarwal, C-H. Hung, M. Ravikanth, Eur J. Org. Chem. 2003, 3730.

  • Synthesis and crystal structure of 2,3,12,13-tetraalkoxy-21,23-dithiaporphyrins. Neeraj Agarwal, Sarada P. Mishra, A. Kumar, C-H. Hung, M. Ravikanth, Chem Comm. 2002, 2642.


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