Tanmoy Maity received his BSc and MSc degree in Chemistry and in Chemistry and Chemical Technology, in 2008 and 2010, respectively, from Vidyasagar University (India). In 2011 he started his Ph.D. work under supervision of Professor Subratanath Koner at Jadavpur University (India), and in 2016 he was awarded the Ph.D. degree with the thesis titled “Studies on copper based catalyst: Preparation, characterization and catalytic coupling reactions”. The main goal was to synthesize Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and use them in various catalytic reactions under heterogeneous condition. He has already published 18 papers in international peer review journals and from 2016 he started post-doctoral journey under supervision of Professor José A. C. Silva at the LSRE-LCM (IPB) (Project: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016517). Currently, his work is concentrated on synthesis of suitable MOFs and utilize them for hexane isomer separation using cyclic adsorption process.

Supervisors: José António Silva


Synthesis and functionalization of MOFs
Heterogeneous catalysis
Selective gas adsorption
Paraffin isomer separation


S. Das, T. Maity, S. Koner. Heterogeneous sequential N-arylation of N-heterocycles over copper anchored mesoporous silica catalyst. Appl. Catal. A: Gen, 513, 53-66, 2016 T. Maity, S. Bhunia, S. Das, S. Koner. Heterogeneous O-arylation of nitroarenes with substituted phenols over copper immobilized mesoporous silica catalyst. RSC Adv., 6, 33380-33386, 2016 D. Saha, D.K. Hazra, T. Maity, S. Koner. Heterometallic Metal−Organic Frameworks That Catalyze Two Different Reactions Sequentially. Inorg. Chem., 55, 5729-5731, 2016 T. Maity, D. Saha, S. Das, S. Bhunia, S. Koner. Ligand free copper-catalyzed heterogeneous O-arylation reaction under green condition. Catal. Commun., 58, 141-148, 2015 T. Maity, D. Saha, S. Bhunia, P. Brandão, S. Das, S. Koner. A family of ligand and anion dependent structurally diverse Cu(II) Schiff–base complexes and their catalytic efficacy in O–arylation reaction in ethanolic medium. RSC Adv., 5, 82179-82191, 2015 D. Saha, T. Maity, S. Koner. Alkaline earth metal-based metal–organic framework: Hydrothermal synthesis, X-ray structure and heterogeneously catalyzed Claisen–Schmidt reaction. Dalton Trans., 43, 13006-13017, 2014 T. Maity, D. Saha, S. Koner. Aromatic N-Arylations Catalyzed by Copper-Anchored Porous Zinc-Based Metal–Organic Framework under Heterogeneous Conditions. ChemCatChem, 6, 2373-2383, 2014 S. Das, S. Bhunia, T. Maity, S. Koner. Suzuki cross-coupling reaction over Pd-Schiff-base anchored mesoporous silica catalyst. J. Mol. Cat. A: Chem., 394, 188-197, 2014 D. Saha, R. Sen, T. Maity, S. Koner. Anchoring of palladium onto surface of porous metal−organic framework through post-synthesis modification and studies on Suzuki and Stille coupling reactions under heterogeneous condition. Langmuir, 29, 3140-3151, 2013 D. Saha, T. Maity, S. Das, S. Koner. A magnesium-based multifunctional metal-organic framework: Synthesis, thermally induced structural variation, selective gas adsorption, photoluminescence and heterogeneous catalytic study. Dalton Trans., 42, 13912-13922, 2013 T. Maity, D. Saha, S. Das, S. Koner. Barium carboxylate metal–organic framework: Synthesis, X-ray crystal structure, photoluminescence and catalytic study. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 4914-4920, 2012
Tanmoy Maity
Postdoctoral Researcher