Sanjiban Chakraborty

Sanjiban Chakraborty






  • B.S. in Chemistry, University of Calcutta, India
  • B.Tech. in Polymer Sci.and Technology, University of Calcutta, India
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Research focus:

My work focuses on developing a hierarchical system by confining the synthesis of porous organic polymer (POP) inside mesoporous silica aerogel templates. The well-defined micropores in POPs are suitable for a wide range of applications in catalysis, gas storage and chemical separations. However, the absence of larger pores in these systems can often limit molecular diffusion. Hierarchy of pores in the aerogel-templated POPs has indeed shown faster adsorption of propane compared to its microporous counterpart. Currently we are exploring these materials both in heterogeneous catalysis and chemical separation.


Listening to music, reading books, running, watching movies


Chakraborty, S.; Colon, Y, J.; Randall, Q.S.; Nguyen, S.T. “Hierarchically porous organic polymers: highly enhanced gas uptake and transport through templated synthesis”, Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 384.

Totten, R.K.; Olenick, L.L.; Kim, Y.S.; Chakraborty, S.; Weston, M.H.; Farha, O.K.; Hupp, J.T.; Nguyen, S.T. “A dual approach to tuning the porosity of porous organic polymers: controlling the porogen size and supercritical CO2 processing”, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 782.

Li, Y.; Jin, L; Chakraborty, S.; Li, S.; Lu. P.; Zhu, D-M.; Yan, X.; Peng, Z. “Photovoltaic properties and femtosecond time resolved fluorescence study of polyoxometalate-containing rod-coil diblock copolymers”, J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2014, 52,122.

Chakraborty, S.; Lu, J.; Li, Y.; Liu, Y.; Dutta, T.; Zhu, D.; Yan, X.; Keightley, A.; Peng, Z.  “Synthesis, characterizations, and morphological studies of polyoxometalate containing rod-coil diblock copolymers”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 10, 1799.

Bagui, M.; Dutta, T.; Zhong, H.; Li, S.; Chakraborty, S.; Keightley, A.; Peng, Z. “Synthesis and optical properties of perylene diimide derivatives with triphenylene-based dendrons linked at the bay positions through a conjugated ethynyl linkage”, Tetrahedron, 2012, 68, 2806.

Bagui, M.; Dutta, T.; Chakraborty, S.; Melinger, J.; Zhong, H.; Keightley, A.; Peng, Z. “Synthesis and optical properties of triphenylene-based dendritic donor perylenediimide acceptor systems”. J Phys.Chem. A. 2011, 115, 1579.

Chakraborty, S.; Keightley, A.; Dusevich, V.; Wang, Y.; Peng, Z. “Synthesis and optical properties of a rod-coil diblock copolymer with polyoxometalate clusters covalently attached to the coil block”, Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 3995.

Chou, C.; Wang, D.; Bagui, M.; Hsu, J.; Chakraborty, S.; Peng, Z. “Syntheses and optical properties of triphenylene-containing conjugated polymers”, J. Lumin. 2010, 130, 986.

Bagui, M.; Melinger, J.; Chakraborty, S.; Keightley, A.; Peng, Z. “Synthesis and optical properties of triphenylene-based conjugated dendrons”, Tetrahedron, 2009, 65, 1247.