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Department :  Chemistry

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Name:Dr. Vandana Bhalla
Areas of Interest / SpecializationSupramolecular Chemistry
Best Ten Publications:1. Hexaphenylbenzene based AIEE active probe for the preparation of ferromagnetic α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles: Facile Synthesis and catalytic applications. Subhamay Pramanik, Vandana Bhalla and Manoj Kumar. ChemComm. 2014, 50, 13533. 2. Fluorescent Supramolecular Metal Assemblies as 'No Quenching' Probe for Detection of Threonine in Nanomolar Range. Sharanjeet Kaur, Vandana Bhalla, Manoj Kumar, ChemComm 2014, 50, 9725. 3. Cyanide Modulated Fluorescent Supramolecular Assembly of Hexaphenylbenzene Derivative for Detection of Trinitrotoluene at Attogram Level. Vandana Bhalla, Subhamay Pramanik and Manoj Kumar. ChemComm 2013, 49, 877. 4. Nanoaggregates of Pentacenequinone Derivative as Reactors for Preparation of Palladium Nanoparticles. Vandana Bhalla, Ankush Gupta, and Manoj Kumar. ChemComm 2012, 48, 11862 . 5. Triphenylene Based Zinc Ensemble as Oxidation Inhibitor. Vandana Bhalla, Harshveer Arora, Abhimanew Dhir and Manoj Kumar, Chem.Commun. 2012, 48, 4722. 6. Fluorescent Nanoaggregates of Pentacenequinone Derivative for Selective Sensing of Picric acid in Aqueous Media. Vandana Bhalla, Ankush Gupta, and Manoj Kumar. Organic Letters, 2012, 14(12) 3112 (Highlighted). 7. Recognition of AMP and H2PO4- using Zinc Ensemble of New Hexaphenylbenzene Derivative: Potential Bio-probe and Multichannel Keypad System Vandana Bhalla, Varun Vij, Manoj Kumar, Parduman Sharma, Tandeep Kaur, Organic Letters, 2012, 18, 3765. 8. Fluoride Induced Cyclization of Pentacenequinone to Higher Quinones. Vandana Bhalla, Ankush Gupta, Roopa, Hardev Singh and Manoj Kumar, J.Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 1578 (Highlighted). 9. A Facile Cyclization of Terphenyl to Triphenylene: A New Chemodosimeter for Fluoride Ions. Vandana Bhalla, Hardev Singh and Manoj Kumar, Organic Letters, 2010, 12, 628. Highlighted in SYNFACTS 2010, 4, 0416. I.F. 5.25. 10. Fluoride Triggered Fluorescence "Turn On" Sensor for Zn2+ Ions based on Pentaquinone Scaffold that works as a Molecular Keypad Lock. Vandana Bhalla, Roopa, and Manoj Kumar. Organic Letters, 2012, 14 (11), 2802.
Awards and Honours:1. Bronze Medal for the year 2015 awarded by Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bangalore. 2. Nominated to the council of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Bangalore as member from 2014-2016 3. Awarded Commonwealth Academic Fellowship by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK to visit University of Durham, Durhm, UK for three months. 4. DST-Mentor for 'INSPIRE' programme since 2010 5. JST Researcher, in a NANOSPACE Project from Oct. 2004-Sept. 2005 6. JSPS postdoctoral Fellowship (Japan), 2002-2004