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Dr Francis A S Chipem

Designation: Assistant Professor (S-II)

Specialization: Physical Chemistry

Contact: +91-8415923983

Email: francis [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

Ph.D. (IIT Guwahati)

MSc (IIT Kanpur)

Research Interests

 

  • Fluorescence

  • Catalysis

  • Computational Chemistry


Education


  • PhD, 2013

Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Supervisor: Prof. G. Krishnamoorthy

Thesis: "Excited state intramolecular proton transfer in

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues and

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-oxazo[4,5-b]pyridine".

 

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

 

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry Honours), 2004

St. Anthony's College, Shillong

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya

 


Journal Publications

 

  1. Ph. Pengkiliya Devi, Francis A. S. Chipem, Ch. Brajakishor Singh, and R. K. Lonibala

"Complexation of 2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-N-[(2-hydroxyphenyl) methylene]propane hydrazide with Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) Ions: Structural characterization, DFT, DNA binding and antimicrobial studies"

J. Mol. Struct., 2019, 1176, 7–18.

doi: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.08.070

 

  1. Ila, Francis A. S. Chipem, G. Krishnamoorthy

"Comment on “Michael addition based chemodosimeter for serum creatinine detection using (E)-3-(pyren-2-yl)-1-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)prop-2-en-1-one chalcone”"

ACS Sens. 2018, 3(11), 24632466.

doi: 10.1021/acssensors.8b00434

 

  1. Suman Dana, Deepan Chowdhury, Anup Mandal, Francis A. S. Chipem, and Mahiuddin Baidya

"Ruthenium(II) catalysis/noncovalent interaction synergy for cross-dehydrogenative coupling of arene carboxylic acids"

ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8(11), 10173–10179.

doi: 10.1021/acscatal.8b03392

 

  1. Lokendrajit Nahakpam, Francis A. S. Chipem, Brajakishor S. Chingakham, Warjeet S. Laitonjam

"Diacetoxyiodobenzene assisted C-O bond formation via sequential acylation and deacylation process: synthesis of benzoxazole amides and its mechanistic study by DFT"

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14(32), 7735–7745.

doi: 10.1039/c6ob00968a

 

  1. Lokendrajit Nahakpam, Francis A. S. Chipem, Brajakishor S. Chingakham, and Warjeet S. Laitonjam

"Decomposition of benzoylthioureas into benzamides and thiobenzamides under solvent-free condition using iodine-alumina as catalyst and its mechanistic study by density functional theory"

New J. Chem. 2015, 39(3), 2240–2247.

doi: 10.1039/c4nj02021a

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Ashim Malakar, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Intramolecular proton transfer in 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)oxazolo[4,5-b]pyridine: evidence for tautomer in the ground state"

Photochem. Photobiol. 2015, 91(2), 298–305.

doi: 10.1111/php.12411

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Santosh K. Behera, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Excited state proton transfer of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues in bovine serum albumin"

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2014, 13(9), 1297–1304.

doi: 10.1039/c4pp00099d

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Temperature effect on dual fluorescence of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues"

J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117(45), 14079–14088.

doi: 10.1021/jp405804c

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Santosh K. Behera, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Ratiometric fluorescence sensing ability of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues toward metal ions"

Sensor Actuat. B-Chem. 2014, 191, 727–733.

doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2013.10.043

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Santosh K. Behera, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Enhancing excited state intramolecular proton transfer in

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues by

β-cyclodextrin: the effect of nitrogen substitution"

J. Phys. Chem. A 2013, 117(20), 4084–4095.

doi: 10.1021/jp311438s

 

  1. Bolin Chetia, Prasanta J. Goutam, Francis A. S. Chipem, and Parameswar K. Iyer

"Thiourea recognition by 2,6-bis(2-benzimidazolyl)pyridine using spectroscopic techniques and DFT"

J. Mol. Struct. 2013, 1042, 32–36.

doi: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2013.03.035

 

  1. Anasuya Mishra, A. Thangamani, Soumya Chatterjee, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Photoisomerization of trans-2-[4'-(dimethylamino)styryl]benzothiazole"

Photochem. Photobiol. 2013, 89(1), 247–252.

doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01227.x

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Anasuya Mishra, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"The role of hydrogen bonding in excited state intramolecular charge transfer"

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14(25), 8775–8790.

doi: 10.1039/c2cp23879a

(Perspective, coverpage article)

Top 10 most read PCCP article in June, 2012

 

  1. Arvind K. Gupta, Francis A. S. Chipem, and Ramamoorthy Boomishankar

"A 2-pyridyl (py) attached phosphine imine [P(Npy)(NHpy)3] and an imido phosphinate ion [P(Npy)2(NHpy)2]− in its Ag(I) complex"

Dalton Trans. 2012, 41(6), 1848–1853.

doi: 10.1039/c1dt12004b

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Nihar Dash, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Role of nitrogen substitution in phenyl ring on excited state intramolecular proton transfer and rotamerism of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole: a theoretical study"

J. Chem. Phys. 2011, 134(10), 104308 1–9.

doi: 10.1063/1.3562124

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Soumya Chatterjee, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Theoretical study on photochemical behavior of

trans-2-[4'-(dimethylamino)styryl]benzothiazole"

J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2010, 214(2–3), 121–127.

doi: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2010.06.014

 

  1. L. Jamir, A. R. Ali, H. Ghosh, Francis A. S. Chipem, and B. K. Patel

"The thiocarbonyl 'S' is softer than thiolate 'S': A catalyst-free one-pot synthesis of isothiocyanates in water"

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8(7), 1674–1678.

doi: 10.1039/b923336a

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Comparative theoretical study of rotamerism and excited state intramolecular proton transfer of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole, 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine, 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine and 8-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)purine"

J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113(44), 12063–12070.

doi: 10.1021/jp903535g

 

  1. Nihar Dash, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Encapsulation of 2-(4'-N,N-dimethylamino)phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine in

β-cyclodextrin: effect on H-bond induced intramolecular charge transfer emission"

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2009, 8(12), 1708–1715.

doi: 10.1039/b9pp00023b

 

  1. Nihar Dash, Francis A. S. Chipem, R. Swaminathan, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Hydrogen bond induced twisted intramolecular charge transfer in

2-(4'-N,N-dimethylaminophenyl)imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine"

Chem. Phys. Lett. 2008, 460(1–3), 119–124.

doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2008.05.092

 


Conferences

 

International Conferences (Domestic):

 

  1. Amar Ningthoujam, A. G. Asenath, Sophy A. Shimray, Lizii Rosily, and Francis A. S. Chipem

"Study of effect of amlodipine on the photophysics of 1:1 complex of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and bovine serum albumin"

International Conference on Sophisticated Instruments in Modern Research (ICSIMR–2017), Guwahati, India, March 2017.

 

  1. Ashim Malakar, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Interaction of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole, 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine, 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-imidazo [4,5-c]pyridine with silver nanoparticle: a photophysical study"

International Symposium on Advances in Chemical Sciences – 2012, Guwahati, India, March 2012.

 

  1. Anasuya Mishra, Francis A. S. Chipem, A. Thangamani, Soumya Chatterjee, and G. Krishnamoorthy
    "Spectral characteristic and photochemistry of trans-2-[4'-(dimethylamino) styryl]benzothiazole: A combined theoretical and experimental study"
    International Conference on Recent Frontiers in Applied Spectroscopy (ICORFAS-2010), Annamalai, India, September 2010.

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Nihar Dash, and G. Krishnamoorthy
    "Temperature effects on excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues"
Third Asia Pacific Symposium on Radiation Chemistry and DAE-BRNS Tenth Biennial Trombay Symposium on Radiation & Photochemistry (APSRC/TSRP-2010), Lonavala, India, September 2010.

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"2-(2'-Hydroxyphenyl)-3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine: a fluorescence sensor for metal ions"

Fluorescence 2009 (An International Conference of Fluorescence in Biology),

Mumbai, India, March 2009.

 


National Conferences:

 

  1. Sophy A. Shimray, and Francis A. S. Chipem

"Theoretical study on photophysical properties of curcumin"

The 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) – Materials Science Section, March 2018, Manipur University, Canchipur, Manipur.

 

  1. Khaidem Dilan Kumar Singh, and Francis A. S. Chipem

"Photophysical study of isoquinolines on excited state intramolecular proton transfer"

The 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) – Materials Science Section, March 2018, Manipur University, Canchipur, Manipur.

 

  1. Amar Ningthoujam, and Francis A. S. Chipem

"Effect of heteroatom substitution in coronene on its conducting properties"

The 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) – Materials Science Section, March 2018, Manipur University, Canchipur, Manipur.

 

  1. Lokendrajit Nahakpam, Francis A. S. Chipem, Brajakishor S. Chingakham, Warjeet S. Laitonjam

"Decomposition of benzoylthioureas into benzamides and thiobenzamides by diiodine: A DFT study"

National Conference on Frontiers of Research in Chemical Sciences, Imphal (Manipur), March 2015.

 

  1. Khaidem Dilan Kumar Singh, Raj Hijam, Salima Begum, Brajakishor S. Chingakham, and Francis A. S. Chipem

"Theoretical Study on Excited State Intramolecular Proton Transfer in Substituted Carbazole Derivatives"

National Conference on Frontiers of Research in Chemical Sciences, Imphal (Manipur), March 2015.

 

  1. Lokendrajit Nahakpam, Francis A. S. Chipem, Brajakishor S. Chingakham, Warjeet S. Laitonjam

"Decomposition of benzoylthioureas into benzamides and thiobenzamides by diiodine: A DFT study"

Indian Science Congress 2015, National Seminar, Imphal (Manipur), January 2015.

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, Santosh K. Behera, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Dual emission of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues: interaction with bovine serum albumin"

National Symposium on Sustainable Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges, Shillong (Meghalaya), March 2014.

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Torsion induced nonradiative decay of phototautomer of

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues"

Conference on Photochemistry and Luminescence, Guwahati (Assam), March 2012.

 

  1. Saugata Sahu, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Effects of β-cyclodextrin on dual fluorescence of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine and 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine"

Conference on Photochemistry and Luminescence, Guwahati (Assam), March 2012.

 

  1. Rameswar Bhattacharjee, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Effect of solvents on excited state intramolecular proton transfer in

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)-3H-oxazo[4,5-b]pyridine"

Conference on Photochemistry and Luminescence, Guwahati (Assam), March 2012.

 

  1. Francis A. S. Chipem, N. Dash, and G. Krishnamoorthy

"Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer in

2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues"

National Seminar on New Frontiers in Chemistry, Annamalainagar, India, March 2010.

 

  1. Nihar Dash, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy
    "Effect of micelles on prototropic equilibria of

2-(4'-N,N-dimethylaminophenyl)imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine"
National Conference on Frontiers of Colloids, Surfaces and Nanostructured Systems, Imphal (Manipur), February 2009.

 

  1. Nihar Dash, Mrinmoy Saha, Francis A. S. Chipem and G. Krishnamoorthy
    "Dual fluorescence of 2-(4'-N,N-dimethylaminophenyl)pyrido[2,3-d]imidazole: effects of solvents"
    National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Advanced Chemistry, Jaipur (Rajasthan), March 2008.

 

  1. Nihar Dash, Mrinmoy Saha, Francis A. S. Chipem, and G. Krishnamoorthy
    "Experimental and computation study of the spectral properties of

2-(4-N,N-dimethylaminophenyl)pyrido[2,3-d]imidazole"
National Conference on Theoretical and Chemical Sciences, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), February 2008.

 


Ongoing Project

 

  1. Two-dimensional structures for supercapacitors (2017-2021)

Funding Agency: Science & Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Total Cost: Rupees 3,487,000 (54,500 USD)

 


Workshop Organized

 

  1. Two-Day Workshop on Introduction to Gaussian, Mnova and LigandScout: Theory and Practices.

21st and 22nd August 2017

Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, Canchipur, Manipur.

Convenor: Dr. Francis A. S. Chipem

 


Invited Talks

 

  1. Study of effect of amlodipine on the photophysics of 1:1 complex of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and bovine serum albumin

International Conference on “Sophisticated Instruments in Modern Research” (ICSIMR–2017), Guwahati, India, June 2017.

 

  1. Dual emission of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzimidazole and its nitrogen substituted analogues: interaction with bovine serum albumin

National Symposium on Sustainable Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges, Shillong (Meghalaya), March, 2014.

 

  1. Photophysics of dual fluorescent organic molecules

Corral-Chalk the Talk, Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati, February, 2010.

 


Students Supervised

 

Junior Research Fellows (JRF):

 


  1. Amar Ningthoujam (2017 to date)

  2. Khaidem Dilan Kumar Singh (2017 to date)

  3. Sophy A. Shimray (2017 to date)

 

Master of Science (M. Sc.):

 

  1. Naorem Nganthoi Devi, 2018

  1. R. Julia Aimol, 2018

  1. Anjali Tayenjam, 2018

  1. Lizii Rosily, 2017 (Summer Project, Christ University Bangalore)

  1. A. G. Asenath, 2017

  1. Sophy A. Shimray, 2017

  1. Sanjenbam Amarjeet Singh, 2016

  1. Amar Ningthoujam, 2016

  1. Salima Begum, 2015

  1. Raj Hijam, 2015

  1. Khaidem Dilan Kumar Singh, 2015

  1. Shokhongam Lupho, 2014

  1. Shantikumar Ngangom, 2014

 


Experiences

 

  • Assistant Professor (from November, 2013), Manipur University.

 

  • Project Associate (June-October, 2013) under Dr. G. Krishnamoorthy, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

 

  • Teaching Assistantship (2007 to 2013) to B. Tech. and M. Sc. students, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

 


Teaching Experiences

 

Pre-Ph.D. Courses:

 

  • CH 701 - General Paper

  • CH 741 - Advanced Physical Chemistry – I

 

M. Sc. Courses:

 

  • CH 401 - Computer Applications and Mathematics in Chemistry – I, M.Sc. Semester I

  • CH 402 - Computer Applications and Mathematics in Chemistry – II, M.Sc. Semester II

  • CH 444 - Physical Chemistry – II, M.Sc. Semester II

  • CH 501 - Chemical Binding – I, M.Sc. Semester III

  • CH 507 - Physical Chemistry Lab, M.Sc. Semester III

  • CH 543 - Physical Chemistry Special Paper – I, M.Sc. Semester III

  • CH 544 - Physical Chemistry Special Paper – II, M.Sc. Semester III

  • CH 503 - Chemical Binding – II, M.Sc. Semester IV

  • CH 545 - Physical Chemistry Special Paper – III, M.Sc. Semester IV

  • CH 547 - Project Work/Special Lab, M.Sc. Semester IV

  • FES 112 - Environmental Chemistry, M.Sc. Semester I of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science

 


Teaching Assistantship

 

Tutorials:

 

  • CH 101 – Chemistry, B. Tech Semester I (2011-2012 & 2012-2013).

  • CH 431 - Group Theory and Spectroscopy, M.Sc. Semester I (2010-2011).

 

Practicals:

 

  • CH 314 - Chemical Technology Lab II, B. Tech Semester VI (2007-2008).

  • CH 535 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory, M.Sc. Semester III (2008-2009 & 2009-2010).

 


Fellowships

 


  • Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR SRF), July 2010.

  • Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (JRF-NET), 2008, conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and University Grants Commission (CSIR-UGC).

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), India, 2007.


 

Other Information

 

ResearchID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-1045-2013

ORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4674-0050

ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francis_Chipem