Manas Sutradhar

Manas Sutradhar


Manas Sutradhar, Ph. D. (2008) in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Calcutta, India. During 2009-2011, MS was a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Post-doctoral research at the Institut für Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. In 2011, MS joined as Post-doctoral research associate at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. He received a Post-Doc grants from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) Portugal. Currently, MS is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal. During his research career MS published 74 papers in international peer review journals (including 3 Reviews + 1 Reference Module) with more than 2350 citations with h-index 29 (ISI Web of knowledge). He is the first author in > 50 papers including corresponding author in 40 papers. In addition, he has 11 book chapters in books with international circulation and one patent. He edited two books “Vanadium Catalysis” from RSC and “Catalysis for a Sustainable Environment” from Wiley International. He is the associate editor of Frontiers of Chemical Biology (Bioinorganic Chemistry section) and served as guest editor for several special issues in Catalysts and in Frontiers in Chemistry. The major contribution of his research work is in the areas of Metal-coordinated chemistry of vanadium complexes and their applications in oxidation catalysis and biological activities (antidiabetic, anticancer properties etc). His research interest also includes synthesis of polynuclear complexes with interesting magnetic properties, removal of volatile organic compounds and bioactive natural products. He jointly supervised with the group leader 1 postdoc, 1 Ph.D., 2 Master and more than 12 ERUSMUS students. He participated in four research projects (Project No. PEst-OE/QUI/UI0100/2013 (BL/CQE-2014-023, PTDC/QUI-QUI/102150/2008, PTDC/QUI-QUI/119561/2010-BL/CQE-2013-009 and PTDC/QEQ-QIN/3967/2014), funded by FCT, Portugal. He is also active as a reviewer for various international scientific journals, e.g. Dalton Transactions, RSC advances, New Journal of Chemistry, Applied Organometallic Chemistry Polyhedron, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, Catalysis Communications, Catalysts, Molecules etc. He was organizing members for five international conferences (ICOMC 2012, 7th EuCheMS N-Ligand 2018, 1st ICNCI 2019, XXII ISHC 2022 and V13 Symposium 2023). He received Young Scientist Award 2006 from Indian Chemical Society, India, and Sir P. C. Ray Research Award 2006 from the University of Calcutta, India.


  • Doutoramento
    Equivalência ao grau de doutor em química
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    PhD in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Master
    M.Sc. in CHEMISTRY (Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Bachelor
    Bachelor degree in Science (Chemistry Honours)


Journal article

  • 2024-01-26, Hydrothermally Synthesized MoS2 as Electrochemical Catalyst for the Fabrication of Thiabendazole Electrochemical Sensor and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Catalysts
  • 2022-11-29, Achieving ultra-high molecular weight polyethylenes by vanadium aroylhydrazine-arylolates
  • 2022, Vanadium(V) complexes supported on porous MIL-100(Fe) as catalysts for the selective oxidation of toluene
  • 2021-12-02, Chemical Characterization and Biological Evaluation of New Cobalt(II) Complexes with Bioactive Ligands, 2-Picolinehydroxamic Acid and Reduced Schiff Base N-(2-Hydroxybenzyl)alanine, in Terms of DNA Binding and Antimicrobial Activity
  • 2021-05-31, Oxido- and Dioxido-Vanadium(V) Complexes Supported on Carbon Materials: Reusable Catalysts for the Oxidation of Cyclohexane
  • 2021-05, Catalytic oxidation of a model volatile organic compound (toluene) with tetranuclear Cu(II) complexes
  • 2021, Oxido-and dioxido-vanadium(V) complexes supported on carbon materials
  • 2021, Catalytic oxidation of a model volatile organic compound (toluene) with tetranuclear Cu(II) complexes
  • 2020-12-07, Metal-Based Catalysts in Organic Synthesis
  • 2020-10-13, Fe(III) Complexes in Cyclohexane Oxidation: Comparison of Catalytic Activities under Different Energy Stimuli
  • 2020-07-30, Equilibria in Aqueous Cobalt(II)—Reduced Schiff Base N-(2-hydroxybenzyl)alanine System: Chemical Characterization, Kinetic Analysis, Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Properties
  • 2020-07-15, Mechanochemical and Conventional Synthesis of Copper(II) Coordination Polymers Bearing Arylhydrazone of Acetoacetanilide and Their Catalytic Activity in Conversion of Acetone to Acetic Acid
  • 2020-04-18, Aroylhydrazone Schiff Base Derived Cu(II) and V(V) Complexes: Efficient Catalysts towards Neat Microwave-Assisted Oxidation of Alcohols
  • 2020-03-06, 1D Copper(II)-Aroylhydrazone Coordination Polymers: Magnetic Properties and Microwave Assisted Oxidation of a Secondary Alcohol
  • 2020-02, Application of molybdenum complexes for the oxidation of cyclohexane in acetonitrile, ionic liquid and supercritical CO2 media, a comparative study, Molecular Catalysis
  • 2020, Cd(II) coordination compounds as heterogeneous catalysts for microwave-assisted peroxidative oxidation of toluene and 1-phenyletanol
  • 2019-12-11, Cu(II) and Fe(III) Complexes Derived from N-Acetylpyrazine-2-Carbohydrazide as Efficient Catalysts Towards Neat Microwave Assisted Oxidation of Alcohols
  • 2019-11-01, Antiproliferative activity of heterometallic sodium and potassium-dioxidovanadium(V) polymers
  • 2019-06-20, Ni(II)-Aroylhydrazone Complexes as Catalyst Precursors Towards Efficient Solvent-Free Nitroaldol Condensation Reaction
  • 2019-01-01, Vanadium complexes of different nuclearities in the catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane and cyclohexanol – an experimental and theoretical investigation
  • 2019-01, A new Cu(II)-O-Carvacrotinate complex: Synthesis, characterization and biological activity
  • 2019, Cu(ii) complexes of N-rich aroylhydrazone: magnetism and catalytic activity towards microwave-assisted oxidation of xylenes, Dalton Transactions
  • 2019, Cu(II) complexes of N-rich aroylhydrazone: magnetism and catalytic activity towards microwave-assisted oxidation of xylenes
  • 2018-12-23, Catalytic Activity of Polynuclear vs. Dinuclear Aroylhydrazone Cu(II) Complexes in Microwave-Assisted Oxidation of Neat Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • 2018-10, Peroxidative Oxidation of Alkanes and Alcohols under Mild Conditions by Di- and Tetranuclear Copper (II) Complexes of Bis (2-Hydroxybenzylidene) Isophthalohydrazide
  • 2018-07-31, Efficient Solvent-Free Friedel-Crafts Benzoylation and Acylation of m -Xylene Catalyzed by N -Acetylpyrazine-2-carbohydrazide-Fe(III)-chloro Complexes, ChemistrySelect
  • 2018, Efficient solvent-free friedel-crafts benzoylation and acylation of m-xylene catalyzed by N-acetylpyrazine-2-carbohydrazide-Fe(III)-chloro complexes
  • 2017-11, Application of molybdenum complexes for the oxidation of cyclohexane in acetonitrile, ionic liquid and supercritical CO 2 media, a comparative study, Molecular Catalysis
  • 2017-10-01, Mixed ligand aroylhydrazone and N-donor heterocyclic Lewis base Cu(II) complexes as potential antiproliferative agents
  • 2017-03-01, Molecular switching through cooperative ionic interactions and charge assisted hydrogen bonding
  • 2017-01-01, Copper(II) complexes with carboxylic- or sulfonic-functionalized arylhydrazones of acetoacetanilide and their application in cyanosilylation of aldehydes
  • 2017, Microwave-assisted peroxidative oxidation of toluene and 1-phenylethanol with monomeric keto and polymeric enol aroylhydrazone Cu(II) complexes, Molecular Catalysis
  • 2017, Effective cyanosilylation of aldehydes with copper(II)-based polymeric catalysts
  • 2016-12-15, Copper(II) and cobalt(II) tetrazole-saccharinate complexes as effective catalysts for oxidation of secondary alcohols
  • 2016-02-01, Water soluble heterometallic potassium-dioxidovanadium(V) complexes as potential antiproliferative agents
  • 2016-01-01, New copper(II) tetramer with arylhydrazone of barbituric acid and its catalytic activity in the oxidation of cyclic C5–C8 alkanes
  • 2016-01-01, Iron(III) and cobalt(III) complexes with both tautomeric (keto and enol) forms of aroylhydrazone ligands: Catalysts for the microwave assisted oxidation of alcohols
  • 2016, Oxidovanadium(V) complexes anchored on carbon materials as catalysts for the oxidation of 1-phenylethanol
  • 2016, Oxidovanadium(V) Complexes Anchored on Carbon Materials as Catalysts for the Oxidation of 1-Phenylethanol, Chemcatchem
  • 2016, Copper(II) and cobalt(II) tetrazole-saccharinate complexes as effective catalysts for oxidation of secondary alcohols
  • 2016, Aroylhydrazone Cu(II) complexes in keto form: structural characterization and catalytic activity towards cyclohexane oxidation
  • 2016, Aroylhydrazone Cu(II) Complexes in keto Form: Structural Characterization and Catalytic Activity towards Cyclohexane Oxidation, Molecules
  • 2015-10, Vanadium complexes: Recent progress in oxidation catalysis
  • 2015-08-01, Trinuclear Cu<sup>II</sup> Structural Isomers: Coordination, Magnetism, Electrochemistry and Catalytic Activity towards the Oxidation of Alkanes
  • 2015-03-28, Lanthanide derivatives comprising arylhydrazones of ß-diketones: Cooperative E/Z isomerization and catalytic activity in nitroaldol reaction
  • 2015-03-05, Oxido vanadium complexes with tridentate aroylhydrazone as catalyst precursors for solvent-free microwave-assisted oxidation of alcohols
  • 2015-01-01, MnII and CuII complexes with arylhydrazones of active methylene compounds as effective heterogeneous catalysts for solvent- and additive-free microwave-assisted peroxidative oxidation of alcohols
  • 2015, Co-II, Ni-II and UO2II complexes with beta-diketones and their arylhydrazone derivatives: Synthesis, structure and catalytic activity in Henry reaction
  • 2014-12-05, A new cyclic binuclear Ni(II) complex as a catalyst towards nitroaldol (Henry) reaction
  • 2014, Dinuclear Mn (II,II) complexes: magnetic properties and microwave assisted oxidation of alcohols
  • 2014, Coordination versatility of 1,5-bis(salicylidene)carbohydrazide in Ni(II) complexes
  • 2014, Coordination chemistry of non-oxido, oxido and dioxidovanadium(IV/V) complexes with azine fragment ligands
  • 2013-12-21, Tautomeric effect of hydrazone Schiff bases in tetranuclear Cu(ii) complexes: Magnetism and catalytic activity towards mild hydrocarboxylation of alkanes
  • 2013-07-31, A new binuclear oxovanadium(v) complex as a catalyst in combination with pyrazinecarboxylic acid (PCA) for efficient alkane oxygenation by H 2O2
  • 2013-04-01, Synthesis and chemical reactivity of an Fe(III) metallacrown-6 towards N-donor Lewis bases
  • 2013-03-01, 1D coordination polymer with octahedral and square-planar nickel(II) centers
  • 2013-01-01, Copper(II) and cobalt(II,III) complexes of a new carboxylic-functionalized arylhydrazone of 5,5-dimethylcyclohexane-1, 3-dione
  • 2013, Synthesis and characterization of mixed-ligand complexes using a precursor mononuclear oxidovanadium(V) complex derived from a tridentate salicylhydrazone oxime ligand
  • 2013, Mononuclear and tetranuclear Fe(III) complexes with two different types of N, O donor Schiff base ligands
  • 2013, A novel Cu(II) dimer containing oxime-hydrazone Schiff base ligands with an unusual mode of coordination: Study of magnetic, autoreduction and solution properties
  • 2013, 2-Amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (ampdH(2)) as ligand backbone for the synthesis of cobalt complexes: Mononuclear Co(II), binuclear Co(II,III) and hexanuclear Co(II,III)
  • 2013, 1D Cu(II) coordination polymer derived from 2-(2-(2,4-dioxopentan-3-ylidene) hydrazinyl)benzenesulfonate chelator and pyrazine spacer
  • 2012-11-05, A hexanuclear mixed-valence oxovanadium(IV,V) complex as a highly efficient alkane oxidation catalyst
  • 2012-08-01, Water-soluble heterometallic copper(II)-sodium complex comprising arylhydrazone of barbituric acid as a ligand
  • 2012, Synthesis of a mononuclear oxidovanadium(V) complex by bridge-splitting of the corresponding binuclear precursor
  • 2012, Oxidoalkoxidovanadium(V) complexes: Synthesis, characterization and comparison of X-ray crystal structures
  • 2012, Mononuclear Mn(III) and dinuclear Mn(III,III) Schiff base complexes: Influence of pi-pi stacking on magnetic properties
  • 2012, A Discrete mu 4-Oxido Tetranuclear Iron(III) Cluster
  • 2011, Malonato complexes of oxidovanadium(IV): Synthesis, structural characterization and exploration of their insulin mimetic properties
  • 2010, Synthesis, structural characterization and electrochemical activity of oxidovanadium(IV/V) complexes of a diprotic ONS chelating ligand
  • 2009, Synthesis, chemical and electrochemical studies of complexes of a tridentate ONS chelating ligand built around the elusive [MoVIOS]2+core
  • 2008, Synthesis, structure and solution chemistry of a family of dinuclear hydrazonato-vanadium(V) complexes with [OV(mu-O)VO](4+) core
  • 2008, Solution study of a structurally characterized monoalkoxo-bound monooxo-vanadium(V) complex: Spontaneous generation of the corresponding oxobridged divanadium(V,V) complex and its electroreduction to a mixed-valence species in solution
  • 2008, Particle size dependence of optical and defect parameters in mechanically milled Fe2O3
  • 2008, Effect of novel vanadium compounds on streptozotocin induced diabetes mellitus studied on murine model
  • 2007, Synthesis, structure, solution chemistry and the electronic effect of para substituents on the vanadium center in a family of mixed-ligand [(VO)-O-V(ONO)(ON)] compexes
  • 2007, Simple general method of generating non-oxo, non-amavadine model octacoordinated vanadium(IV) complexes of some tetradentate ONNO chelating ligands from various oxovanadium(IV/V) compounds and structural characterization of one of them
  • 2007, Defects and the optical absorption in nanocrystalline ZnO
  • 2006, Synthesis, reactivity, and X-ray crystal structure of some mixed-ligand oxovanadium(V) complexes: First report of binuclear oxovanadium(V) complexes containing 4,4 '-Bipyridine type bridge
  • 2006, Annealing effect on nano-ZnO powder studied from positron lifetime and optical absorption spectroscopy


  • 2020, Vanadium Catalysis, Sutradhar, Manas, Royal Society of Chemistry

Book chapter

  • 2020, Chapter 7. Vanadium-aroylhydrazone Catalysed Oxidations, Vanadium Catalysis, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2020, Chapter 2. Amavadin and Related Complexes as Oxidation Catalysts, Vanadium Catalysis, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2020, Chapter 12. Carbon-supported Vanadium Catalysis, Vanadium Catalysis, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2020, Chapter 1. Introduction: Vanadium, Its Compounds and Applications, Vanadium Catalysis, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2019, Alkane oxidation with vanadium and copper catalysts , Alkane Functionalization, Wiley
  • 2016, p-p Interaction Directed Applications of Metal Complexes, Non-covalent Interactions in the Synthesis and Design of New Compounds, John Wiley & Sons, Inc
  • 2014, N-acetylsalicylhydrazidate: A versatile ligand for the synthesis of higher nuclearity complexes, Ligands: Synthesis, Characterization and Role in Biotechnology

Other output

  • 2017, Vanadium Complexes in Catalytic Oxidations


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