Dr. Satyanarayan Pal
Name: Dr. Satyanarayan Pal
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph. D., Post-doc (JSPS, Japan; Brain Korea-21, S. Korea)
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E-mail ID: snpal@utkaluniversity.ac.in
Utkal University Dec. 2015-Till date Associate Professor
Ravenshaw University, Cuttack May, 2014 – Dec., 2015 Reader
NISER- Bhubaneswar
August, 2009 to May, 2014
June 2008 to July 2009
Assistant Professor
Faculty (fixed term)
University of Hyderabad 2003 Ph.D.
Department: School of Chemistry, Unoversity of Hyderabad
Thesis Title:Studies on Ruthenium Chemistry with Hydrazine Based Schiff Bases.”
Areas: Inorganic Chemistry
Advisor: Prof. Samudranil Pal
(West Bengal)
1998 M.Sc.
Department: Chemistry 
Panskura Banamali College
1996 Bachelor of Science
Department: Chemistry
Hons: Chemistry
UGC May, 2000  
Subject: Chemical Sciences
  • CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): July, 2000 – June, 2002.
  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) : July, 2002– Dec, 2003.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) post-doctoral fellowship; Government of Japan. (April, 2005 – March, 2007).
  • Brain Korea-21 post-doctoral fellowship; Govt. of South Korea. (April, 2007 – May, 2008)
  • Utkal University Dec, 2015- Till date
  • Ravenshaw University May, 2014-Dec, 2015
  • IIIT-Bhubaneswar Aug, 2009-May, 2014
  • NISER-Bhubaneswar June, 2008-July 2009
  • Seoul National University, South Korea April, 2007 –May, 2008
  • Designation: Brain Korea -21 Fellow
  • Nagoya University, Japan Jan, 2004 – March, 2007
  • Designation: JSPS Fellow
  • Univ. of Hyderabad Nov, 1998 – Dec, 2003
  • Designation: Ph.D. Scholar
Course Name-Paper Name (M.Sc, M. Phil, Ph.D. course work)

Department and University: Dept of Chemistry, Utkal University

Duties:Taught theory, practical and conducted exams

2015-till date
Course Name-Paper Name (B.Sc., M.Sc, M. Phil, Ph.D. course work)

Department and University Name: Dept of Chemistry, Ravenshaw University

Duties: Taught theory, practical and conducted exams


Course Name-Practical Paper (Chemistry and Environmental Engineering)

Department and University Name: Dept. of Basic Sciences,


Duties: Taught theory, practical and conducted exams




Course Name-Practical Paper Name (Integrated M.Sc.)

Department and University Name: NISER Bhubaneswar

Duties: Taught theory, practical and conducted exams




Invited lectures:

  • Mugberia Gangadhar Mohavidyalaya, West Bengal, 2015, Lecture delivered on “Looking at water through hydrogen bond”
  • C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, 2016., Lecture delivered on Save Energy Save Environment: The LED Way”
  • Utkal University, 2017, Lecture delivered on “Transition Metal  Complexes as Energy Saving Materials”
  • Navodaya Vidyalaya on “Content Enrichment Programme” 2019, Lecture delivered onFood contamination”
  • Utkal University, 2019, delivered a lecture on “Oxidation Reduction and Their Applications”

PhD thesis

  • Satyanarayan Pal, “Studies on Ruthenium Chemistry with Hydrazine Based Schiff Bases.”. University of Hyderabad,

Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • Satyanarayan Pal, Book chapter on “Pyridine: A Useful Ligand in Transition Metal Complexes”, IntechOpen, London, UK, ISBN No. 978-1-78923-422-0, 2018.


Journal Articles

  • Kahnu Charan Pradhan, Hemanta K. Kisan and Satyanarayan Pal “Unexpected ortho C–H bond activation in coordinated 7,8-benzoquinoline: synthesis and characterisation of heteroleptic Ir(III)-7,8-benzoquinoline complexes”RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 12578–12582  (ISSN: 2046-2069)
  • Umakanta Subudhi, Atala Jena, Rashmi R. Samal, Kanchan Kumar, Jyostnarani Pradhan, Gagan B. N. Chaini, Satyanarayan Pal, Jagneswar Dandapat

“The benzene metabolite p-benzoquinone inhibits the catalytic activity of bovine liver catalase: A biophysical study”,  Int. J. Biol. Macromol, 2021, 167,871-880  (ISSN: 0141-8130).

  • Kahnu Charan Pradhan, Sahadev Barik, Bimal Chandra Singh, Priyabrat Mohapatra,Hemanta Kumar Kisan, Satyanarayan Pal

“Synthesis, characterisation and theoretical studies of a series ofIridium (III) heteroleptic complexes with Schiff base ligands”, J. Mol. Struct., 2020, 1211, 128058.  (ISSN No. 0022-2860).

5-(2-Chloro­phen­yl)-3-(2H-chromen-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxa­diazole, IUCrData,2018, 3, x180129. (ISSN    No. 2414-3146)

“Synthesis, characterisation and antibacterial activity of [(p-cym)RuX(L)]+/2+ (X= Cl, H2O; L = bpmo, bpms) complexes”., Dalton Trans., 2015,44(11), 5114-5124(ISSN No. 1477-9226)

[9] Suman Kumar Tripathy, Umasankar Deb, Niranjan Dehury,Satyanarayan Pal, Hyung Sik kim, Srikanta Patra,

Dinuclear [{(p-cym)RuCl}2(μ-phpy)](PF6)2 andheterodinuclear [(ppy)2Ir(μ-phpy)Ru(p-cym)Cl](PF6)2complexes: synthesis, structure and anticanceractivity, Dalton Trans.,2014, 43(39), 14546-14549. (ISSN No. 1477-9226)

[10] Bidyut Kumar Rana, Valerio Bertolasi, Satyanarayan Pal, Partha Mitra, Joydev Dinda,

Helical Metal Cage of Silver(I) and Mercury(II)-N Heterocyclic Carbene complexes of 1,4- phenylene-bis{imidazo[1,5-a]pyridine-4-iumhexaflurophosphate”, J. Mol.  Struct.,2013, 1049, 458-463(ISSN No. 0022-2860)

[11] Satyanarayan Paland Bimal Chandra Singh,

“Pyridine-2-aldoximato-κ2 N, N’)bis[2-(pyridin-2-yl)phenyl-κ2C1, N]iridium(III)”, Acta Crystallogr., 2013, E69(3), m159.(ISSN No. 2056-9890)

[12] Koppanathi Nagaraju, Raji Raveendran, SatyanarayanPal, Samudranil Pal,

Synthesis and structures of ruthenium(III) complexes with 4-R-2-((2-(pyridin-2-yl) hydrazono)methyl)phenol Polyhedron, 2012, 33(1),52-59. (ISSN No.  0277-5387)

[13] Satyanarayan Pal, Y. Ohki ,T. Yoshikawa, K. Kuge, and K. Tatsumi,

“Dithiolate-bridged Fe-Ni-Fe Trinuclear Complexes Consisting of Fe(CO)3-n(CN)n (n = 0, 1) Components Relevant to the Active Site of[NiFe] Hydrogenase”, Chem. Asian  J., 2009, 4(6), 961- 968.(ISSN No. 1861-4728 )


[14] S. Das, S. A. Maloor, Satyanarayan Pal, and Samudranil Pal,

“Solvated square-planar ternary Cu(II) complexes:  solvent dependent zipper and columnar structures”, Cryst. Growth Des., 2006, 6(9), 2103-2108. (ISSN No. 1528-7483)

[15] Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Ruthenium(III) complexes with a phenolate-O, imine-N, and amide-O coordinating ligand:  syntheses, structures, properties, and protonation studies of coordinated amide”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2003, 2003(23),4244-4252.(ISSN No. 1434-1948 )

[16] S. Das, G. P. Muthukumaragopal, Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“A one-dimensional assembly of a square-planar copper(II) complex with alternate short and long Cu···Cu distances.  Metal ion spin-exchange via π-π  interaction”, New J. Chem., 2003,27(7),1102-1107.(ISSN No. 1144-0546)

[17] Satyanarayan Pal, N. B. Sankaran and Anunay Samanta,

“Structure of a self-assembled chain of water molecules in a crystal host Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2003,42(15),1741-1743.(ISSN No. 1433-7851)

[18] Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Syntheses, structures and properties of trans-dichlororuthenium(II) complexes with N4-donor Schiff bases”, Polyhedron, 2003,22(6),867-873.(ISSN No.  0277-5387)

[19] A. Mukhopadhyay, G. Padmaja, Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Square-planar nickel(II) complexes with a tridentate Schiff base and monodentate heterocycles:  self-assembly to dimeric and one-dimensional array via hydrogen bonding” Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2003,6(4),381-386.(ISSN No. 1387-7003)

[20] S. G. Sreerama, D. Shyamraj, Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Cobalt(II) and cobalt(III) complexes with N-(aroyl)-N’-picolinylidene)hydrazines.  Spin crossover in the cobalt(II) complexes”, Indian J. Chem., Sect. A, 2003, 42(9), 2352-2358.(ISSN No. 0376-4710)

[21] Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Bis(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) complexes with salicylaldehyde and its 5-substituted derivatives – synthesis, structure and properties”, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2002,628(9-10),2091-2098.(ISSN No. 0044-2313)

[22] Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Ruthenium (II) complexes containing RuN4O2 spheres assembled via pyridine-imine-amide coordination. Syntheses, structures, properties and protonation behaviour of coordinated amide”, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2002,(9),2102-2108.(ISSN No. 1477-9226)

[23] Satyanarayan Paland Samudranil Pal, “Trans-(2-Acetylpyridine-κ2N,O)dichlorobis(dimethyl sulfoxide-κS)ruthenium(II)”, Acta Crystallogr., 2002,C58(5),m273 – m274.(ISSN No. 2053-2296)

[24] S. G. Sreerama, Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“A trigonal prismatic Mn(II) complex, [MnL(H2O)]2+, with bis(picolinylidenehydrazyl)(2-pyridyl)methane (L).  Synthesis, structure and properties”, Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2001,4(11),656-660.(ISSN No. 1387-7003)

[25] Satyanarayan Paland Samudranil Pal

“A diruthenium(III) complex possessing a diazine and two chloride bridges: synthesis, structure and properties”, Inorg. Chem., 2001,40(18),4807-4810.(ISSN No. 0020-1669)

[26] Satyanarayan Pal, K. R. Radhika and Samudranil Pal, “Mononuclear pervanadyl (VO2+) complexes with tridentate Schiff bases: self-assembling via C-H—oxo and π – π interactions”, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2001,627(7),1631-1637.(ISSN No. 0044-2313)

[27] Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal, “[N-(4-chlorobenzoyl)-N’-(picolinylidene)hydrazinato]dioxovanadium(V), Acta Crystallogr., 2001,C57(2),141-142.(ISSN No. 2053-2296)

[28] P. K. Santra, U. Ray, Satyanarayan Pal and Chittaranjan Sinha,

“Silver(I) helicates with 2-(arylazo)pyrimidines. Single crystal X-ray structure of {2-phenylazo) pyrimidine}silver(1) nitrate”, Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2001, 4(5),269-273.(ISSN No. 1387-7003)

[29] N. Maiti, Satyanarayan Pal and Surajit Chattopadhyay,

“Reaction of 2-(phenylazo)aniline with Na2PdCl4: formation of a 2-(phenylazo)imino complex of bivalent palladium”, Inorg. Chem., 2001,40(9),2204-2205.(ISSN No. 0020-1669)

[30] N. R. Sangeetha, Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“Copper(II) activated transformation of azomethine to imidate: synthetic and structural studies”, Polyhedron, 2000,19(28),2713-2717.(ISSN No.  0277-5387)

[31] Satyanarayan Pal, J. Pushparaju, N. R. Sangeetha and Samudranil Pal,

“Copper(II) complexes containing a CuN4O2 coordination sphere assembled via pyridine-imine-amide coordination: synthesis, structure and properties”, Trans. Met. Chem., 2000,25(5),529-533.(ISSN No. 0340-4285 )

[32] N. R. Sangeetha, Satyanarayan Pal, C. E. Anson, A. K. Powell and Samudranil Pal,

“A one-dimensional assembly of copper(II) polyhedra via dual use of hydrogen bonding and π- π  interaction”, Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2000,3(8),415-419.(ISSN No. 1387-7003)

[33] Satyanarayan Pal and Samudranil Pal,

“A dimeric pervanadyl (VO2+) complex with a tridentate Schiff base ligand”, J. Chem. Crystallogr., 2000,30(5),329-333.(ISSN No. 1074-1542)


List of Patents

  1. Luminescent platinum complex and organic electroluminescent light-emitting element

Kazuyuki Tatsumi, Yasuhiro Ohki, Naoki Ohyama, Satyanarayan Pal, Fumio Okuda, Japan Patent No.JP 2008-143826A

2.Iridium complex, method for producing the same and organic electroluminescence by using the same

Kazuyuki Tatsumi, Yasuhiro Ohki, Naoki Ohyama,  Kazuhiro Goto, Satyanarayan Pal, Fumio Okuda, Japan Patent No.JP 2008-239565A

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  • . DST Fast Track Project for Young Scientists titled “Preparation and Studies of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Materials Based on Heavy Transition Metals” Rs. 19.91 Lakh (No. SR/FT/CS-050/2009), April, 2010-March, 2013.
  • CSIR sponsored research project titled “Studies of Organometallic Iridium(III) Complexes as Luminescent Materials”, Rs. 5,28,878.00 (N0. 01(2860)/2016/EMR-II, Dt. 12.05.2016), June, 2016- March, 2019.
  • DST Odisha sponsored research project titled “Synthesis of Luminescent Materials Based on Ir(III) and Pt(II) Complexes” of Rs. 9.16 Lakh No. 27562800512017/201288/ST dt. 24.02.2018 ( April, 2018 – till date)


No. Name M. Phil Thesis title Year
1. Sahadev Barik Studies of Heteroleptic Iridium(III) Complexes 2016-17
2. Sasmita Sahoo Studies of Copper(II) Complexes with Schiff Base Ligands 2017-18
3 Paita Sabar Synthesis and Characterisation of Cu(II) Complexes 2018-19
4 Subrat  Rout Studies of Cu(II) complexes with bidentate ligands 2019-20
  • Experienced in single crystal X-ray analysis