Prof. Suhrit Ghosh

Professor, Polymer Science Unit
Room no. 155, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2A & 2 B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700032
Telephone:+9133 2473 4971 (ext. 1563)
Fax:: +9133 2473 2805

Book Chapters

  • (3) D. Basak and S. Ghosh " STRUCTURAL DIVERSITY IN SYNTHETIC POLYPEPTIDES BY RING OPENING POLYMERIZATION OF N-CARBOXY ANHYDRIDES " in Functional Polymers: Design, Synthesis, and Applications, 2017, 151-190, Ed R. Shunmugam, AAP & CRC [link]
  • (2) A. Sikder and S. Ghosh " Supra-Amphiphiles Based on Charge Transfer Interactions " in Supramolecular Amphiphiles, 2017, 99-123, Ed X. Zhang, RSC [link]
  • (1) A. Das, P. Rajdev and S. Ghosh " Naphthalene-diimide (NDI) Nanofibre, Gel and Mesoscopic Material " in Naphthalenediimide and its Congeners : From Molecules to Materials, 2017, 116-166, Ed G. D. Pantos, RSC [link]

Publications (Peer Reviewed Journal)


  • (71) R. Bej, J. Sarkar and S. Ghosh " Structural Diversity in Poly(disulfide)s "

    Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2017, DOI: 10.1002/pola.28882 (Just accepted)

  • (70) A. Sikder, D. Ray, V. K. Aswal and S. Ghosh " Stimuli-responsive directional vesicular assembly with tunable surface functionality and impact on enzyme inhibition "

    Langmuir 2017, DOI : 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01652 [link]

  • (69) H. Kar, G. Ghosh and S. Ghosh " Solvent Geometry Regulated Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization "

    Chem. Eur. J 2017, 23, 10536-10542 [link]

  • (68) P. Rajdev, S. Chakraborty, M. Schmutz, P. Mésini and S. Ghosh " Supramolecularly Engineered π-Amphiphile "

    Langmuir 2017, 33, 4789−4795 [link]

  • (67) P. Pramanik, D. Ray, V. K. Aswal and S. Ghosh " Supramolecularly Engineered Amphiphilic Macromolecules: Molecular Interaction Overrules Packing Parameters "

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 3516-3520 [link]

  • (66) S. Chakraborty, H. Kar, A. Sikder and S. Ghosh " Steric Ploy for Alternating Donor-Acceptor Co-assembly and Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization "

    Chem. Sci 2017, 8, 1040-1045 [link]


  • (65) T. Mondal and S. Ghosh " Remarkable Impact of a Minor Structural Variation in the Chain-end on the Hierarchical Self-Assembly of a Polymeric Foldamer "

    Polym.chem. 2016, 7, 6735-6743 [link]

  • (64) D. S. Pal, H. Kar and S. Ghosh " Photo-triggered supramolecular polymerization "

    Chem. Eur. J 2016, 22, 16872-16877 [link]

  • (63) H. Kar and S. Ghosh " J-aggregation of a Sulfur-Substituted Naphthalenediimide (NDI) with Remarkably Bright Fluorescence "

    Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 8818-8821 [link]

  • (62) P. Pramanik, D. Halder Banerjee, S.S. Jana and S. Ghosh " pH-Triggered sustained drug delivery from a polymer micelle having β-thiopropionate linkage "

    Macromol. Rapid. Comm. 2016, 37, 1499-1506 [link] (Appeared as Back Cover)

  • (61) T. Mondal, J. Sarkar and S. Ghosh " Fluorescent PEGulated Oligourethane Nanoparticle for Long Term Cellular Tracing"

    Chem. Eur. J 2016, 22, 10930-10936 [link].

  • (60) A. Das and S. Ghosh "H-bonding directed programmed supramolecular assembly of naphthalene-diimide (NDI) derivatives"

    Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6860-6872 [link]. (Feature Article )

  • (59) A. Sikder, B. Ghosh, S. Chakraborty, A. Paul and S. Ghosh "Rational design for complementary donor-acceptor recognition pair using self-complementary hydrogen-bond"

    Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 1908-1913 [link] (appeared as Frontispiece )

  • (58) H. Kar, D. W. Gehrig, N. K. Allampally, G. Fernández, F. Laquai and S. Ghosh "Cooperative supramolecular polymerization of an amine-substituted naphthalenediimide and its impact on excited state photophysical properties"

    Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 1115-1120 [link]


  • (57) H. Kar, and S. Ghosh "Remote control for self-assembly"

    Nat. Chem. (News & Views) 2015, 7, 765-767 [link]

  • (56) D. Basak, R. Bej, and S. Ghosh "Amphiphilic Poly(disulfide) Micelle and Remarkable Impact of the Core Hydrophobicity on Redox Responsive Disassembly"

    Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 6465-6474 [link] (appeared as inside front cover)

  • (55) P. Pramanik, and S. Ghosh "Thermoresponsive polymersome from a double hydrophilic block copolymer"

    J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 2444-2451 [link]

  • (54) P. Rajdev, D. Basak, and S. Ghosh "Insights on non-covalently core cross-linked block copolymer micelles by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) studies"

    Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3360–3367 [link]

  • (53) A. Sikder, A. Das, and S. Ghosh "H-bond regulated distinct functional group display at the inner and outer wall of vesicles"

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 6755-6760. [link]

  • (52) H. Kar, D. W. Gehrig, F. Laquai, and S. Ghosh "J-aggregation, its impact on excited state dynamics and unique solvent effects on macroscopic assembly of a core-substituted naphthalenediimide"

    Nanoscale 2015, 7, 6729-6736. [link]

  • (51) T. Mondal, T. Sakurai, S. Yoneda, S. Seki, and S. Ghosh "Semiconducting Nanotubes by Intrachain Folding Following Macroscopic Assembly of a Naphthalene–Diimide (NDI) Appended Polyurethane"

    Macromolecules 2015, 48, 879-888. [link]

  • (50) T. Mondal, D. Basak, A. Al-Ouahabi, M. Schmutz, P. Mésini and S. Ghosh “Extended supramolecular organization of π-systems using yet unexplored simultaneous intra- and intermolecular H-bonding motif of 1, 3-dihroxyl derivatives”

    Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 5040-5043. [link]


  • (49) M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, "Aqueous self-assembly of chromophore-conjugated amphiphiles"

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16, 26672-26683. [link]

  • (48) S. Maji, A. Das, P. K. Sarkar, A. Metya, S. Ghosh and S. Acharya, "Micrometer long oriented one-dimensional wires and two-dimensional sheets from a bis-urea functionalized dialkoxy-naphthalene organogelator"

    RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 44650-44653. [link]

  • (47) D. Basak, A. Das, and S. Ghosh "Hydrogen-bonding driven luminescent assembly and efficient Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) in a dialkoxynaphthalene-based organogel"

    RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 43564-43571. [link]

  • (46) A. Das and S. Ghosh "To assemble or fold?"

    Chem Commun. 2014, 50, 11657-11660. [link]

  • (45) T. Mondal and S. Ghosh “One Pot Synthesis and Gelation Studies of Amphiphilic Triblock Polyurethanes”

    J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 2502-2508. [link]

  • (44) D. Basak, R. Kumar and S. Ghosh, “Telechelic Poly(disulfide)s and Related Block Copolymers”

    Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2014, 35, 1340-1344. [link]

  • (43) K. Dan and S. Ghosh “Stimuli Responsive Triblock Copolymers by Chain-growth Polymerization from Telechelic Macroinitiators Prepared by a Step-growth Polymerization”

    Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 3901-3909.[link]

  • (42) P. Rajdev, M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh “Understanding the Role of H-Bonding in Aqueous Self-Assembly of Two Naphthalene-diimide (NDI) -Conjugated Amphiphiles”

    Langmuir 2014, 30, 1969-1976.[link]

  • (41) A. Das and S. Ghosh “Supramolecular Assemblies Driven by Charge-Transfer Interaction between Alternately Stacked Aromatic Donor and Acceptor Chromophores”

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2038-2054.[link]

  • (40) A. Das and S. Ghosh “Stimuli Responsive Self-assembly of Naphthalene Diimide (NDI) by Orthogonal H-Bonding and its Co-assembly with Pyrene by Pseudo Intramolecular Charge-Transfer Interaction”

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 1092-1097.[link] (Appeared as inside cover picture)

  • (39) M. R. Molla, D. Gehrig, L. Roy, V. Kamm, A. Paul, F. Laquai and S. Ghosh “Self-assembly of carboxylic acid appended naphthalene diimide (NDI) derivatives with tunable luminescent color and electrical conductivity”

    Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 760-771.[link]

  • (38) H. Kar and S. Ghosh “Three Component Assembly by Orthogonal H-Bonding and Donor-Acceptor Charge-Transfer Interaction”

    Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 1064-1066.[link]


  • (37) K. Liu, X. Zheng, A. Z. Samuel, S. G. Ramkumar, S. Ghosh, X. Tan, D. Wang, Z. Shuai, S. Ramakrishnan, D. Liu, and Xi Zhang, “Stretching Single Polymer Chains of Donor–Acceptor Foldamers: Toward the Quantitative Study on the Extent of Folding”

    Langmuir 2013, 29, 14438–14443.[link]

  • (36) S. K. Dey, K. Dan, M. R Das, S. Saha, P. Das, S. Ghosh and S. S. Jana “Amphiphilic random copolymer vesicle induces differentiation of mouse C2C12 myoblast”

    Biomater. Sci. 2013, 1, 1211-1215.[link]

  • (35) K. Dan, P. Rajdev, J. Dev, S. S. Jana and S. Ghosh, "Remarkably stable amphiphilic random copolymer assemblies: A structure-property relationship study"

    J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 4932-4943.[link]

  • (34) D. Basak and S. Ghosh, “pH-Regulated controlled swelling and sustained release from core functionalized amphiphilic block copolymer micelle”

    ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 799-804.[link]

  • (33) T. Mondal, K. Dan, J. Dev, S. S. Jana and S. Ghosh, “Hydrogen-bonding induced chain folding and vesicular assembly of an amphiphilic polyurethane”

    Langmuir 2013, 29, 6746-6753.[link]

  • (32) K. Dan and S. Ghosh, “One pot synthesis of acid labile amphiphilic tri-block copolymer and its pH-responsive vesicular-assembly”

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7300-7305.[link]

  • (31) A. Das, B. Maity, D. Koley and S. Ghosh, “Slothful gelation of a dipolar building block by “top-down” morphology transition from microparticle to nanofibre”

    Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 5757-5759.[link]

  • (30) A. Das and S. Ghosh, “Luminescent invertible polymersome by remarkably stable supramolecular-assembly of Naphthalene-Diimide (NDI) π-system”

    Macromolecules 2013, 46, 3939-3949.[link] (Appeared as cover picture)

  • (29) H. Kar, M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, “Two-component gelation and morphology-dependent conductivity of a naphthalene-diimide (NDI) π-system by orthogonal hydrogen-bonding”

    Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 4220-4222.[link] (Invited contribution for Emerging Investigators 2013 issue)


  • (28) M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, “Exploring versatile sulfhydryl chemistry in the chain end of a synthetic polylactide”

    Macromolecules 2012, 45, 8561-8570.[link]

  • (27) A. Das, M. R. Molla, B. Maity, D. Koley and S. Ghosh, “Hydrogen-bonding induced alternate-stacking of donor (D) and acceptor (A) chromophores and their supramolecular-switching to segregated states”

    Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 9860-9869.[link] (Appeared as inside cover picture)

  • (26) M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, “H-Bonding-mediated vesicular assembly of functionalized naphthalene-diimide based bolaamphiphile and guest-induced gelation in water”

    Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 9849-9859.[link]

  • (25) M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, “H-bonding mediated J-aggregation and white-light emission from remarkably simple single-component naphthalene-diimide chromophore”

    Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 1290-1294.[link] (Appeared in the front cover page)

  • (24) K. Dan and S. Ghosh, “pH- Responsive aggregation of amphiphilic glyco-homopolymer”

    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2012, 33, 127-132.[link] (Appeared in the front cover page)


  • (23) A. Das, M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, “Comparative self-assembly studies and self-sorting of two-structurally isomeric naphthalene-diimide (NDI)-gelators”

    J. Chem. Sci.2011, 123, 963–973.[link] (Invited article)

  • (22) K. Dan, N. Bose and S. Ghosh, “Vesicular assembly and thermo-responsive vesicle-to-micelle transition from an amphiphilic random copolymer”

    Chem. Commun.2011, 47, 12491-12493.[link]

  • (21) A. Das and S. Ghosh, “A generalized supramolecular strategy for self-sorted assembly between donor and acceptor gelators”

    Chem. Commun.2011, 47, 8922-8924.[link]

  • (20) M. R. Molla, A. Das and S. Ghosh, “Chiral induction by helical neighbour: Spectroscopic visualization of macroscopic-interaction among self-sorted donor and acceptor pi-stacks”

    Chem. Commun.2011, 47, 8934-8936.[link]

  • (19) A. Das, M. R. Molla, A. Banerjee, A. Paul and S. Ghosh, “Hydrogen-bonding directed assembly and gelation of donor-acceptor chromophores: Supramolecular reorganization from charge-transfer to self-sorted state”

    Chem. Eur. J.2011, 17, 6061-6066.[link] (Appeared as inside cover picture)

  • (18) M. R. Molla and S. Ghosh, “Structural variations on self-assembly and macroscopic properties of 1, 4, 5, 8-naphthalene-diimide chromophores”

    Chem. Mater.2011, 23, 95-105.[link]

  • (17) K. Dan, R. Pan, and S. Ghosh, “Aggregation and pH responsive disassembly of a new acid-labile surfactant synthesized by thiol-acrylate Michael addition reaction”.

    Langmuir 2011, 27, 612-617.[link]


  • (16) A. Das and S. Ghosh, “Contrasting self-assembly and gelation properties among bis-urea and bis-amide functionalized dialkoxynaphthalene (DAN) pi-system”

    Chem. Eur. J.2010, 16, 13622-13628.[link]

  • (15) M. R. Molla, A. Das, and S. Ghosh, “Self-sorted assembly in the mixture of donor and acceptor chromophores”

    Chem. Eur. J.2010, 16, 10084-10093. [link]

Publications From Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Research

  • (14) P. Pratihar, S. Ghosh, V. Stepanenko, S. Patwardhan, F. C. Grozema, L. D. A. Siebbeles, F. Würthner, “Self-assembly and semiconductivity of an oligothiophene super-gelator”

    Beilstein J. Org. Chem.2010, 6, 1070–1078. [link] (Invited article in special issue on organogelators)

  • (13) A. Wicklein, S. Ghosh, M. Sommer, F. Würthner, and M. Thelakkat, “Self-assembly of semiconductor organogelator nanowires for photoinduced charge separation”

    ACS Nano 2009, 3, 1107-1114.[link]

  • (12) S. Ghosh, V. Yesilyurt, E. N. Savariar, K. Irvin, S. Thayumanavan, “Redox, ionic strength, and pH sensitive supramolecular polymer assemblies”

    J. Polym. Sci. Part A; Polym. Chem.2009, 47, 1052-1060.[link]

  • (11) S. Ghosh, X.-Q. Li, V. Stepanenko, F. Würthner, “Control of H- and J-type pi-stacking by peripheral alkyl chains in perylene bisimide homo- and heteroaggregates”

    Chem. Eur. J.2008, 14, 11343-11357.[link]

  • (10) X.-Q. Li, X. Zhang, S. Ghosh, F. Würthner, “Highly fluorescent lyotropic mesophases and organogels based on J-aggregates of core-twisted perylene bisimide dyes”

    Chem. Eur. J.2008, 14, 8074-8078.[link]

  • (09) E. N. Savariar, S. Ghosh, D. C. González, S. Thayumanavan, “Disassembly of noncovalent amphiphilic polymers with proteins and utility in pattern sensing”

    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2008, 130, 5416-5418.[link]

  • (08) A. Klaikherd, S. Ghosh, S. Thayumanavan, “A Facile method for the synthesis of cleavable block copolymers from ATRP-based homopolymers”.

    Macromolecules 2007, 40, 8518-8520.[link]

  • (07) S. Ghosh, K. Irvine, S. Thayumanavan, “Tunable disassembly of micelles using a redox trigger”

    Langmuir 2007, 23, 7916-7919.[link]

  • (06) S. Ghosh, S. Basu, S. Thayumanavan, “Simultaneous and reversible functionalization of copolymers for biological applications”

    Macromolecules 2006, 39, 5595-5597.[link]

  • (05) S. Ghosh, S. Ramakrishnan, “Small molecule induced folding of a synthetic polymer”

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2005, 44, 5441-5447.[link]

  • (04) S. Ghosh, S. Ramakrishnan, “Structural fine-tuning of (-Donor-spacer-Acceptor-spacer-)n type foldamers – Effect of spacer segment length, temperature and metal-ion complexation on the folding process”

    Macromolecules 2005, 38, 676-686.[link]

  • (03) S. Ghosh, S. Ramakrishnan, “Aromatic donor-acceptor charge-transfer and metal-ion-complexation-assisted folding of a synthetic polymer”.

    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2004, 43, 3264-3268.[link]

  • (02) S. Ghosh, A. Krishnan, P. K. Das, S. Ramakrishnan, “Determination of critical micelle concentration by hyper-rayleigh scattering”.

    J. Am. Chem. Soc.2003, 125, 1602-1606.[link]

  • (01) P. Rao, S. Ghosh, U. Maitra, “Binding of 9-N-butyladenine by carboxylic acids: Evidence that hoogsteen binding can dominate in solution.”

    J. Phys. Chem. B.1999, 103, 4528-4533.[link]


  • (1) S. Thayumanavan, A. Klaikherd, S. Ghosh, “Cleavable Block-Copolymer, Functionalized Nanoporous Thin Films and Related Methods of Preparation” 2009, (US 2009105427)[link]