Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Department Department of Chemistry
Designation Associate Professor
Educational Qualification M.Sc. ; Ph.D.
E-Mail kafeela@gmail.com; kasiddiqui.chy@nitrr.ac.in
Contact Number 7024651313
Areas of Interest

Area of Specialization:

  1. Crystal Engineering, Hydrogen Bonding, Coordination Polymers,
  2. Hydrogen Bonding Interaction Studies in Second Sphere of Coordination Complexes. 
  3. Metal-Organic Framework Materials with in-built hydrogen bonding groups-Hydrogen Bonding Interaction Studies on pore surface.
  4. Dye Degradation study from textile waste water/environmental contaminant by CPs/MOF.
  5. CPs/MOF as Energy Storage Materials/Supercapacitor.
  6. CPs/MOF as Sensing of hazardous ions.
International SCI/Scopus Indexed Journals Only (After Joining NIT Raipur, 2015-onwards).

36. Somnath, A K Bharati, M. Ahmad, R L LaDuca, A J Wahidi, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

1D + 3D → 3D zinc polyrotaxane MOF: Selective fluorescent detection of nitrobenzene, uric acid and sucrose and photocatalytic degradation of Rose Bengal and Congo Red dyes

Journal of Molecular Structure, (1299) 2024,137200

35. Priyanka Singh, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Dy(III)-based supramolecular platform to probe ratiometric luminescentsensing of sucrose and efficient photocatalytic degradation of rose Bengaland methyl violet dyes
Journal of Molecular Structure 1294 (2023) 136542

34. Anat Ram Sidar, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Synthesis of Hydrogen Bonded Copper(II) Coordination Polymer: Photocatalytic Degradation of Rose Bengal Dye and Luminescent Sensing of Hg+2, Cr2O72 ̶, and Nitrofurantoin

33. Vibhav Shukla, M. Ahmad, R. L. LaDuca, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

6-Connected Zn(II)-MOF: Efficient Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Remarkable Luminescent Detection of Biomolecules and Hazardous Ions

Journal of Molecular Structure, 2023 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2023.136371

32. Priyanka Singh, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Unprecedented 3D K-MOF to probe sensing of non-protein nitrogen (NPN) compounds and hazardous anions.
Journal of Molecular Structure, 2023, 1287,135705.

31. Priyanka Singh, M.F. C Guedes da Silva, R. K. Kesharwani, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Synthesis, crystal packing and HIV-1 reverse transcriptase studies of

Indian Journal of Chemistry, 2023 (Accepted)

30. Somnath, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Ratiometric Luminescent Sensing of Biomarker for Sugar Consumption in Aqueous Medium by Cu(II) Coordination Polymer
Dalton Transaction, 2023, 52, 3643. 

29. Somnath, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Cu(II)-based coordination polymer encapsulated formate: Unveiling efficient photocatalytic degradation of Rose Bengal dye and remarkable sensing of DMF, acetone and acetonitrile

Journal of Molecular Structure, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2023.135055

28. P. Singh, A. Hasija, C. Thakur, D. Chopra, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Exploring the pH Reliant High Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Dyes using H-Bonded Ni(II) Coordination Network
Journal of Molecular Structure, 2022 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2022.134784

27. Somnath, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Multifunctional [CdI4]2–∙[H2Bimb]2+ Complex to Probe High Performance Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Violet and Fluorescent Detection of Cr2O72– and Hg2+ ions

New Journal of Chemistry, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1039/D2NJ04957K

26. Priyanka Singh, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Bifunctional Bis(2-carboxyethyl)isocyanurate Crystal for High-Performance Photocatalytic Degradation of Rose Bengal Dye and Luminescent Sensing of PO43ˉ, NO3ˉ, Clˉ, Cr2O72ˉ and Fˉ ions

25. Priyanka Singh, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Ni-Coordination Polymer as Potential Remedial Compound for Efficient  Detection and Seclusion of Toxic Aromatic Dyes from Contaminated Water.
Journal of Molecular Structure, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2022.134422

24. Somnath, Waris, A. Ali, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Bifunctional Self-Penetrated Co(II) Based 3D MOF For High Performance Environmental and Energy Storage Applications.
Crystal Growth and Design, 2022 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.cgd.2c00978

23.  Somnath, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Synthesis of Mixed Ligand H-bonded Cu Coordination Polymer: Exploring the pH Reliant High Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine 6G, Methyl Violet, Crystal Violet and Rose Bengal Dyes in Room Illumination.
ACS Omega  2022745, 41120  

22. Somnath, Musheer Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Synthesis of Mixed Ligand 3D Cobalt MOF: Smart Responsiveness towards Photocatalytic Dye Degradation in Environmental Contaminants.
Journal of Molecular Structure, 2022, 1265,133399,

21. Archana Yadav, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
Magneto-structural analysis of Cu(II) complexes sustained by {∙∙∙O―Cu―O―H...}n dimers: A CSD based study
Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 2022 (Accepted)

20. Somnath, M. Ahmad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui
0D + 1D = 1D Zn-orotate-Bimb polyrotaxane coordination polymer: Synthesis, structure, thermogravimetric and variable temperature luminescence analysis.
 Polyherdon, 215 (2022) 115693.

19. Archana Yadav, Somnath, M.Ahmad & Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Luminescent properties of activated forms of rigid ligand Cd (II)-coordination polymers sustained by hydrogen bond

Inorganica Chimica Acta, 529(2022)120660.

 18. Archana Yadav, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

 Hydrogen-Bonded Copper Coordination Architectures: A CSD Study Based Magneto-Structural Analysis

International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering, 2021,(7), 14-21

17. Design, synthesis and magneto-structural analysis of Cu(II)-coordination networks sustained by NH⋯O and OH⋯O hydrogen bond

A. Yadav, A Bienko, D. Bienko, D. Wojtala, Kafeel Ahmad SiddiquiPolyhedron, 2022, 222(1), 115892

16. Somnath, L. Tyagi, R. Singh, P. Lama & Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui  

Gas sorption and luminescence properties of activated forms of a Cd(II)-coordination polymer.

Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2021, VOL. 74, NO. 13, 2227–2238

15. Ashok K. Bharati, M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

 A New Cd-Coordination polymer based on 1,3-di(4-pyridyl)propane: Synthesis, Crystal structure, Thermogravimetric analysis and Photoluminescent Properties

Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2020, 73(16), 2265-2274


14. Ashok K. Bharati, P. Lama, D. Bienko, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Synthesis and magneto-structural analysis of H-bonded Cu/Ni-orotato coordination polymers.

Journal of Molecular Structure,1223 (2020) 128964 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.128964

 13. Ravi Pratap Singh, Vinay Kumar Maurya, Lal Bahadur Prasad, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Three novel Cd(II) dithiocarbamate complexes: synthesis, structural diversity and fluorescence properties.

Journal of The Iranian Chemical Society

https ://doi.org/10.1007/s1373 8-020-01965 -4

12. Priyanka Singh & Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Synthesis and Structural Analysis of Ammonium Orotate Hydrate Crystal

International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (ijasre)

11. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, Ashok Kumar Bharati, Prem Lama

Zinc-orotate coordination polymer: synthesis, thermogravimetric analysis and luminescence properties.

Springer  Nature Applied Sciences, 2020,


10. Ashok Kumar Bharati, Somnath, Prem Lama, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui*

  A Novel Mixed Ligand Zn-Coordination Polymer: Synthesis, Crystal structure, Thermogravimetric analysis and Photoluminescent Properties

9. Ravi Pratap Singh, Vinay Kumar Maurya, Biswajit Maiti, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui*, Lal Bahadur Prasad,

Synthesis, structure and thermogravimetric analysis of novel dithiocarbamate based Zn(II),Cd(II) and Hg(II) complexes.

Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1198, 15 December 2019, 126912.

8. R.P. Singh, V. K. Maurya, B. Maiti, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui*, L.B. Prasad

Three new homoleptic nickel(II) 1,1-dithiocarbamate complexes: Synthesis, structure , electrical conductivity and DFT Study

Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2018, 71,16-18,3008-3020.

7. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, Ashok Kumar Bharati, Prem Lama

Coordination Polymers Based on μ2ƞ1: ƞ1 and μ2ƞ2: ƞ2 Bridging Mode of Pyridyl Carboxylate: Ionic Liquid Induced Hydrothermal Synthesis, Structural and Thermogravimetric Analysis.

Journal of The Iranian Chemical Society, 2018, 15,(10), 2315–2324

6. Archana Yadav, P.Lama, A.Bienko, D.Bienko, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui.

H-bonded supramolecular synthon induced magnetic superexchange phenomenon results weak ferromagnetic and strong antiferromagnetic interactions in two new copper-orotate coordination network.

Polyhedron, 2018,141,247-261.

5. Ashok K. Bharati. P.Lama, J-T. Piegza, A.Bienko, Kafeel Ahmad Sidiqui

A blue luminescent binuclear cadmium-orotate coordination polymer: synthesis, crystal structure, and thermogravimetric analysis.

Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2017, VOL . 70, NO . 24, 3959–3970

4. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, Swati Singh Rajput, Prem Lama

2D hydrogen‑bonded manganese–picolinate coordination network: ionic liquid‑induced synthesis, crystal structure and thermogravimetric analysis

Journal of Iranian Chemical Society, 2018,15,93-99.

3. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui and Prem Lama

First Orotic acid and Isonicotinic acid based Zn-complex: Hydrothermal Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Thermogravimetric Analysis.

Journal of Structural chemistry,2018,59,1,166-171.

2. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui

Structural Diversity of Metal-Organic Hydrates: A Crystallographic Structural Data Base Study.

Journal of Structural Chemistry,2018,59,1,106-113.

1. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, P. Lama, A.Bienko, D. Bienko

Magneto-structural Analysis of Metal-Orotato Coordination Complexes Based on N–HO and O–HO Supramolecular Synthon.

Polyhedron, 2016,  111, 53-63.

International SCI/Scopus Indexed Journals (2008-2014)

1. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui and E.R.T. Teikink

"A Supramolecular Synthon approach to aid the discovery of architecture sustained by C-H...M hydrogen bonds" Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 8501-8503. Impact factor: 6.837. (Cited by 13 articles). 

2. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui 

"C-H...Onitrate Synthon Assisted Molecular Assembly of H-bonded Ni(II) and Cu(II) Complexes" Journal of Coordination Chemistry 2013, 66(12), 2039-2050. Impact factor: 2.224. (Cited by 2 articles)

3. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui and Gopal K. Mehrotra

"Zn(Nicotinate)2.4H2O Complexes – A Precursor for ZnO Nanoparticle" . Journal of Coordination Chemistry 2013, 66(10), 1746 – 1752. Impact factor: 2.224 (Cited by 3 articles).

 4.  Shaunak Chakraborty, Ritesh Dubey, Manish Kumar Msihra, Sumy Joseph, Arijiit Mukherjee, Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, Srinu Tothadi, Tejender Singh Thakur, Sunil Varughese.

"Crystal Engineering in the Desiraju Research Group in Bangalore" Crystal Growth and Design, 2012, 12, 4688-4691. Impact factor: 4.720. (Cited by 3 articles).

5. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui 

"1D Hydrogen bonded water in Cu (II)-picolinate coordination polymer: Synthesis, crystal structure and thermogravimetric Analysis" Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2012, 65(12) 4168-4176. Impact factor: 2.224 (Cited by 2 articles)

6. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, G. K. Mehrotra, J. Mrozinski. 

“Cation-templated 2-D Mn(II)-oxalate Framework with an Acyclic Tetrameric Water Cluster. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2011, 13-14, 2367-2376.(Appeared as Cover Page Article). (Cited by 2 articles)Impact factor: 2.224

7. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, G. K. Mehrotra, R. J. Butcher.

“Molecular Self-assembly of Cadmium-triazolate Complexes via Hydrogen Bonding: Synthesis, Structure and Photoluminescent Properties.' Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2011, 14, 814-817. (Cited by 11 articles) Impact factor: 2.224

8. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, G. K. Mehrotra, J. Mrozinski, R. J. Butcher.

“Anion Assisted Molecular Self-Organization of a Ni(II) Complex Involving Hydrogen Bonded Supramolecular Synthons as Nodes.”Journal of Molecular Structure, 2010, 964, 18-26. Impact factor: 1.634 (Cited by 6 articles).

9. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, M. Bolte, G. K. Mehrotra.

“Triazole Based Cadmium (II) Anionic Framework with 2-Dimensional Helical Channels: Ionic Liquid Induced Synthesis.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2010, 363, 457-463. (Cited by 10 articles) Impact factor: 2.041

10. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, G. K. Mehrotra, R. L. LaDuca.

“Molecular Self-organization of Metal-Complexes into H-bonded Metallo-Supramolecular Network based on R 44 (12) and R 44 (22) Synthons. Polyhedron, 2009, 28, 4077-4083. (Cited by 6 articles). Impact factor: 2.056.

11. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui, G. K. Mehrotra, J. Mrozinski, R. J. Butcher.

“H-bonded Porous Supramolecular Network of a CuII Complex Assisted by Assembled 2D Sheet of Chair Form Hexameric Water Cluster.” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 4166-4172. Impact factor: 3.12 (Cited by 14 articles).

Other Info.

Organized International Topical Conference

1. First International Conference on "Crystal Engineering-From Molecule to Crystal" , March 30-31, 2019- Organizing Secretary.

2. Second International Conference on "Crystal Engineering-From Molecule to Crystal" (A Virtual Meeting) , June19-20, 2020- Organizing Secretary.

3. International Online Workshop on "Combting OCVID19: Its Time to Respond with Resilience" June 30- July 4, 2020.

Invited Lecture

1. Delivered Invited lecture in "India International Scinece Festival-2019" November 4-8th, Biswa Bangla Convention Center-Kolkatta, Organized by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Awarded Ph.Ds

1. Ashok Kumar Bharati (CSIR-JRF)

2. Archana Yadav

On-going Ph.Ds

1. Somnath (Institute Fellow; CSIR NET)

2. Priyanka Singh

3. Vibhav Shukla (CSIR NET; Institute Fellow)

5. Anat Ram Sidar

Membership of Professional Bodies

(i) Indian Crystallographic Association-Life Time Member (LM656)

Postdoctoral Experience

UGC-Dr. D. S. Kothari, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (July 2010 to December 2012), Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Project Advisor: Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju

Project Title: Crystal Engineering and Supramolecular Synthon Approach for the analysis of the Architecture Sustained by C-H…M Hydrogen Bond

Academic Excellence


 (i) Crystal Engineering Communications (Royal Society of Chemistry).

(ii) RSC Advances  (Royal Society of Chemistry). 

(iii) Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer).

(iv) Main Group Metal Chemistry (Degruyter)

(v) Indian Journal of Chemistry Section A

(Vi) Molecules (MDPI)

(vii) Journal of Molecular Structure (Elsevier)

Teaching Assignments:

(i) B.Tech: Applied Chemistry (Full Course)

(ii) M.Sc.: (a) Organic Reactions and Mechanism (SEM : I; Full Course) 

(b) Stereochemistry and Conformational Analysis (SEM : II; Full Course)

(iii) Ph.D. (Self Study Course Work)

    (a) Principles of Crystal Engineering and Non-Covalent Synthesis

On-Going/Completed Research Project:


(A) Title: A Supramolecular Synthon Approach for Magneto-Structural Analysis of Hydrogen Bonded Metal-Organic Coordination Network.

Funding Agency: CSIR, New Delhi India

Amount: 10.00 Lacs (W.E.F 01/05/2018)

Scheme: EMR-II

(B) Title: Crystal Engineering and Supramolecular Synthon Approach for Assembly of Hydrogen Bonded metal Complexes.

Funding Agency: SERB-DST, New Delhi India

Amount: 17.88 Lac (Completed on 10/09/2017; Published 06 Articles )

Scheme: Start-Up-Grant (Young Scientists)

Got Certificate from SERB in which the project was graded under "Very Good" category.


S.No. No & Title of the Project Co-ordinators Research Grant Year of Sanction Current status

No: NITRR/Seed Grant/2016-17/001


Functional Nanoporous Coordination Polymers: Design, Synthesis and Application

Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Siddiqui 5,00,000.00 2017

Completed (2019)

Published 08 Research Articles in International SCI Journals.