Dr. Ashis Kumar Patra
Assistant Professor

E-mail: akpatra@iitk.ac.in
Office: CL201E
Phone:
+91-512-259 6780

Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208 016


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Ph.D (IISc, Bangalore), 2008
Year of Joining: 2012

Areas of Research:

o Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry
o Developing Metal-based prodrugs and identifying new Biological Targets for Chemotherapy.
o Biomimetic Chemistry of Metalloenzymes, Transition metal-nitrosyl Chemistry.
o Theranostics: To build innovative platforms using Bioconjugate Chemistry to achieve Diagnostic and Therapeutic efficacy.
o Nanomedicine and Targeted Chemotherapeutic Drug Delivery.


Publications:

o A. K. Patra, K. S. Dube, B. C. Sanders, G. C. Papaefthymiou, J. Conradie, A. Ghosh and T. C. Harrop, "A thermally stable {FeNO}8 complex: properties and biological reactivity of reduced MNO systems", Chem. Sci. 2012, 3, 364-369.

o A. K. Patra, K. S. Dube, G. C. Papaefthymiou-Davis, J. Conradie, A. Ghosh and T. C. Harrop, "Stable Eight-Coordinate Iron(II/III) Complexes", Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 2032-2034.

o A. K. Patra, T. Bhowmick, S. Roy, S. Ramakumar and A. R. Chakravarty, "AT-selective DNA binding and double strand DNA cleavage by copper(II) complexes in PDT window", Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 2932-2943.

o A. K. Patra, T. Bhowmick, S. Ramakumar, M. Nethaji and A. R. Chakravarty, "DNA cleavage in red light promoted by copper(II) complexes of α-amino acids and photoactive phenanthroline bases", Dalton Trans. 2008, 6966-6976.

o A. K. Patra, S. Dhar, M. Nethaji and A. R. Chakravarty, "Visible light-induced nuclease activity of a ternary mono-phenanthroline copper(II) complex containing L-methionine as photosensitizer", Chem. Commun. 2003, 1562-1563.