Ashta C. Ghosh

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ashta obtained his PhD from the Universität Greifswald (Germany) in 2015, working in the group of Prof. Carola Schulzke. His PhD work focused on the fluorescence-based detection of heavy metal ions using bioinspired dithiolene binding moieties. He then joined as a FNRS postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Yann Garcia’s group at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) where he was involved in developing thermo or photoswitchable spin-crossover hybrid organic-inorganic frameworks and their smart applications. In September 2017, he then moved to Grenoble to work on a Labex ARCANE funded collaborative project, involving the SolHyCat group and the CIRE, DCM team. His research interests now concern confinement of molecular complexes for catalytic N2 reduction.

Selected Publications

1. Synthesis, characterization and oxygen atom transfer reactivity of a pair of Mo(IV)O- and Mo(VI)O2-enedithiolate complexes – a look at both ends of the catalytic transformation. A. C. Ghosh, P. P. Samuel, C. Schulzke, Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 7523-7533.


2. Selective Capture of Ni2+ Ions by Naphthalene and Coumarin Substituted Dithiolenes. A. C. Ghosh, K. Weisz, C. Schulzke, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 2016, 208-218.


3. The ring opening reaction of 1, 3-dithiol-2-one systems is fully reversible. A. C. Ghosh, J. K. Reinhardt, M. K. Kindermann, C. Schulzke, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 10102-10104.


4. The unexpected and facile molybdenum mediated formation of tri- and tetracyclic pentathiepins from pyrazine-alkynes and sulphur. M. Zubair, A. C. Ghosh, C. Schulzke, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4343-4345.


5. A metal-organic framework with highly polar pore surfaces: Selective CO2 adsorption and guest-dependent ON/OFF emission properties. P. Kanoo, A. C. Ghosh, S. T. Cyriac, T. K. Maji, Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 237-244.

Selected Presentations


Confinement of molecular complexes for catalytic N2 reduction

A. C. Ghosh, M. Koepf, M. Gennari

Journée scientifique ARCANE, Grenoble, France, June 2019    


Confinement of molecular complexes for catalytic N2 reduction

A. C. Ghosh, M. Koepf, M. Gennari

Innovative Catalysis and Sustainability winter school, Bardonecchia, Italy, January 2019

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