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Dr. Pradipta Purkayastha
Associate Professor 
Department of Chemical Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
Mohanpur 741246, WB, India.

Research Interests:
  •  Photophysical characterization of new organic and inorganic molecules in microheterogeneous environments.
  • Host-guest interaction and applications in biological environments.
  • Synthesis and application of metal nanoparticles and nanoclusters in drug delivery.
  • Carbon nanoparticles in photoinduced energy/electron transfer.
  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM)
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS)

Selected Recent Publications:

R. Banerjee and P. Purkayastha, Revival of nearly extinct fluorescence of coumarin 6 in water and complete transfer of energy to rhodamine 123, Soft Matter 13, 2017, 5506-5508.

S. Das and P. Purkayastha, A fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) supported investigation on temperature dependent penetration of dopamine in DMPG lipid bilayer, Langmuir, 33, 2017, 7281-7287.

S. Das and P. Purkayastha, Gold nanocluster-protection of protein from UVC radiation: A model study on bovine serum albumin, ACS Omega, 2, 2017, 2451-2458.

S. K. Seth, S. Mandal, K. Srikanth, P. Purkayastha and P. Gupta, Electronic description on photophysics of homo and hetero dinuclear cyclometalated iridium and rhodium, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2017, 2017, 873-880.

S. Mondal and P. Purkayastha, α-cyclodextrin functionalized carbon dots: Pronounced photoinduced electron transfer by aggregated nanostructures, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 2016, 14365–14371.

T. Das, D. K. Poria and P. Purkayastha, NIR-emitting chiral gold nanoclusters coated with g-cyclodextrin are pH sensitive: Application as biomarker, Nanomedicine, 12, 2016, 1105-1112.