• 1744 Citations
  • 28 h-Index

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Our research group is broadly focused on organic and organometallic materials chemistry. The central theme of our research involves the rational design and creation of novel molecular and macromolecular structures for light emitting devices (energy to light conversion), solar cells (light to energy conversion) and molecular electronic applications.

Our current goals involve investigations into achieving highly stable and luminescent triplet phosphors based on organometallic complexes by creation of new metal-ligand interactions. In the field of molecular electronics, we pursue different functionalization strategies of organic anf organometallic systems to tailor their electronic properties to achieve molecular memory devices. 

Our group is exposed to a broad range of topics including synthetic chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and photochemistry.

The following topics are currently under investigation:

  • Organic and Organometallic Materials Chemistry
  • Organometallic light emitting molecules
  • Electronic materials and molecular electronics

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Research Outputs

  • 1744 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
  • 56 Article
  • 2 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article

Nickel catalyzed synthesis of 4,4′-bichromenes/4,4′-bithiochromenes and their Atropisomerism

Muthuramalingam, S., Garg, J. A., Karthick, R., Fox, T., Blacque, O., Venkatesan, K., Ramanathan, S., Kabilan, S. & Balasubramanian, K. K., 7 Jan 2019, In : Organic Chemistry Frontiers. 6, 1, p. 134-139 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Thermally robust and tuneable phosphorescent gold(III) complexes bearing (N^N)-type bidentate ligands as ancillary chelates

    Malmberg, R., Bachmann, M., Blacque, O. & Venkatesan, K., 7 Mar 2019, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 25, 14, p. 3627-3636 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Towards blue emitting monocyclometalated gold(III) complexes-synthesis, characterization and photophysical investigations

    Bachmann, M., Fessler, R., Blacque, O. & Venkatesan, K., 7 Jun 2019, In : Dalton Transactions. 48, 21, p. 7320-7330 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Highly stable and strongly emitting N-heterocyclic carbene platinum(II) biaryl complexes

    Suter, D., van Summeren, L. T. C. G., Blacque, O. & Venkatesan, K., 16 Jul 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 14, p. 8160-8168 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Metallic nanoparticle contacts for high-yield, ambient-stable molecular-monolayer devices

    Puebla-Hellmann, G., Venkatesan, K., Mayor, M. & Lörtscher, E., 12 Jul 2018, In : Nature. 559, 7713, p. 232-235 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  • 19 Citations (Scopus)