Prof. K. Mohan Rao

Chemistry Department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. Sri Venkateswara University (1981)
  • Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (1988)

Head, SAIF: From September 2013 to February 2015
Head, Department of Chemistry: From Feb 2015 - February 2018

Member

i. School Board Member
ii. BOS
iii. Academic Council
iv. University Court

Research Interests / Specialization

Inorganic Chemistry: Areas of Research Interest: Organometallic Chemistry of Platinum group metals

Topics of Research Interests

  • Arene ruthenium chemistry
  • Cyclopentadienyl and pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and indenyl chemistry of ruthenium and osmium metals
  • Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl chemistry of rhodium and iridium metals

Research Experience

  1. Visiting Professor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. Syntheses and Characterization of New Ruthenium dimers with Trpy and the Dinucleating bpp- ligands. Applications to Water Oxidation Catalysis.
  2. Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer), School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, India.
  3. Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. Responsibilities involved Synthesis and Characterization of Metallo-porphyrins
  4. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA. Responsibilities involved Hydrodesulfurization-- Which included the synthesis and characterization of various thiophene complexes of platinum group metals.
  5. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Salford University, Salford, U. K. Responsibilities included; Synthesis and investigation of the reactivity of the anion [Cp*Pt(CO)]-. In addition compounds of the type [Cp*Pt(PR3)X] were made. These complexes would readily undergo Diels-Alder addition in the Cp* ring to form h1, h2-Cp* complexes.

Academic affiliations

  1. Member: Life member in Chemical Research Society of India 2002
  2. Member: Life member in The Indian Science Congress Association 2009
  3. Member: American Chemical Society 1990-1993
  4. Member: Royal Society of Chemistry 1988-1990

Publications

135.    Agreeda Lapasama, Emma Pinderb, Roger M Phillipsb, Werner Kaminskyc, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, structure and bonding modes of pyrazine based ligands of Cp*Rh and Cp*Ir complexes: The study of in-vitro cytotoxicity against human cell lines. J. of Organometallic Chemistry 897 (2019) .

134.    Lathewdeipor Shadapa, Siewdorlang Diamaib, Jaya Lakshmi Tyagic, Krishna Mohan Poluric, Werner Kaminskyd, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, biological evaluation and colorimetric sensing studies of platinum group metal complexes comprising pyrazine based thiourea derivatives. J. of Organometallic Chemistry 897 (2019) 207-216.

133.    Agreeda Lapasama, Venkanna Banothu, Addepally Uma, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, structural and antimicrobial studies of half-sandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes containing nitrogen donor Schiff-base ligands. J. Molecular Str. 1191 (2019) 314-322.

132. Lincoln Dkhar, Werner Kaminsky, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Versatile coordination modes of benzothiazole hydrazone derivatives towards Ru(II), Rh(III) and Ir(III) complexes and their reactivity studies with azides and activated alkynes. J. of Organometallic Chemistry 891 (2019) 53-64.

131. Lathewdeipor Shadap, Siewdorlang Diamai, Venkanna Banothu, D.P.S. Negi, Uma Adepally, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara.  Half sandwich platinum group metal complexes of thiourea derivative ligands with benzothiazole moiety possessing anti-bacterial activity and colorimetric sensing: synthesis and characterisation. J. Organometallic Chemistry 884 (2019) 44-54.

130.    Agreeda Lapasam, Omar Hussain, Roger M Phillips, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, characterization and chemosensitivity studies of half-sandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes containing ?1(S) and ?2(N,S) aroylthiourea ligands. J.  Organometallic Chemistry 880 (2019) 272-280.

129. Ibaniewkor Lyngdoh Mawnai, Sanjay Adhikari, Lincoln Dkhar, Jaya Lakshmi Tyagi, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis and antimicrobial studies of half-sandwich arene platinum group metal complexes containing pyridylpyrazolyl ligands. J.  Coordination Chemistry 72 (2019) 294-308.

128. Agreeda Lapasam, Lincoln Dkhar, Nidhi Joshi, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Antimicrobial selectivity of ruthenium, rhodium, and iridium half sandwich complexes containing phenyl hydrazone Schiff base ligands towards B. thuringiensis and P. aeruginosa bacteria. Inorganica chimica Acta, 484 (2019) 255-263.

127. Basava Punna Rao Aradhyula, Ibaniewkor L. Mawnai, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Pyrazole based mono and di substituted half sandwich d6 platinum group metal complexes: Synthesis and spectral characterization. ZAAC 645 (2019) 79-86.

126. Lathewdeipor Shadap, Nidhi Joshi, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Werner Kaminsky. Synthesis and structural characterization of arene d6 metal complexes of sulfonohydrazone and triazolo ligands: high potency of triazolo derivatives towards DNA binding. Polyhedron, 155 (2018) 302-312.

125. Sanjay Adhikari, Omar Hussain, Roger M Phillips, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Neutral and cationic half-sandwich arene d6 metal complexes containing pyridyl and pyrimidyl thiourea ligands with interesting bonding modes: Synthesis, structural and anti-cancer studies. Applied Organomet. Chem. 32, 2018, e4476.

124. Ibaniewkor L. Mawnai, Sanjay Adhikari, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis of strained complexes of arene d6 metals with benzoylthiourea and their spectral studies. J. Organometallic Chemistry 869 (2018) 26 - 36.

123. Sanjay Adhikari, Omar Hussain, Roger M. Phillips, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, structural and chemosensitivity studies of arene d6 metal complexes having N?phenyl?N ??(pyridyl/pyrimidyl) thiourea derivatives. Applied Organomet. Chem.  32 (2018) e4362.

122. Basava Punna Rao Aradhyula, Nidhi Joshi, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis and antibacterial studies of rhodium and iridium complexes comprising of dipyridyl hydrazones. Journal of Molecular Structure 1164 (2018) 191-199.

121.    Basava Punna Rao Aradhyula, Ibaniewkor L. Mawnai, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis and spectral studies of sterically hindered half-sandwich d6 metal complexes containing quinoxaline based electron rich heterocyclic pyrazoles. Inorganica Chimica Acta 476 (2018) 101–109.

120.    Sanjay Adhikari, Omar Hussain, Roger M. Phillips, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Half-sandwich d6 metal complexes comprising of 2-substituted-1,8- napthyridine ligands with unexpected bonding modes: Synthesis, structural and anti-cancer studies. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 854 (2018) 27-37.

119.  Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Shakti Kumar,  Narasinga Rao Palepu, Pradeep Kumar Patra,  Kollipara Mohan Rao,  Santa Ram Joshi. Structure elucidation and in silico docking studies of a novel furopyrimidine antibiotics synthesized by endolithic bacterium Actinomadura sp. AL2. J. Microbiol Biotechnol (2017) 33:178.

118.  A. Basava Punna Rao, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Half-sandwich d6 metal complexes with bis(pyridine carboxamide)benzene ligand: Synthesis and spectral analysis. J. Molecular Str. 1149, (2017) 162-170.

117. Sanjay Adhikari, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Investigation of the coordination chemistry of multidentate azine Schiff-base ligands towards d6 half-sandwich metal complexes. J. Organometallic Chemistry 848 (2017) 95 -103.

116.    Mostofa Ataur Rohman, Dipankar Sutradhar, S. Sangilipandi, K. Mohan Rao, Asit K. Chandra, Sivaprasad Mitra. Photophysical behavior of systematically substituted (di-2-pyridylaminomethyl) benzene ligands and its Re(l) complexes: A combined experimental and theoretical approach. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry,  2017, 341, 115-126.

115.  Narasinga Rao Palepu and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis and structural studies of half-sandwich Cp* rhodium and Cp* iridium complexes featuring mono, bi and tetradentate nitrogen and oxygen donor ligands. J. Chem. Sciences 2017, 129, 561-571.

114. A. Basava Punna Rao, Khushboo Gulati, Nidhi Joshi, Debojit Kumar Deb, D. Rambabu, Werner Kaminsky, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis and biological studies of ruthenium, rhodium and iridium metal complexes with pyrazole-based ligands displaying unpredicted bonding modes. Inorg. Chim. Acta 2017, 462, 223-235.

113. Sanjay Adhikaria, Werner Kaminskyc, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Pyridyl azine Schiff-base ligands exhibiting unexpected bonding modes towards ruthenium, rhodium and iridium half-sandwich complexes: Synthesis and structural studies. J.  Organomet. Chem., 2017, 836-837, 8-16.

112. Narasinga Rao Palepu and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Half sandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes of triazolopyridine ligand: Synthesis and structural studies. J. Chem. Sciences 2017, 129,177-184.

111. Narasinga Rao Palepu†, Werner Kaminsky‡, Mohan Rao Kollipara†. Synthesis and Structural Studies of Cp* Rhodium and Cp* Iridium Complexes of Picolinic hydrazine Ligand.  Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2017, 38, 99-106.

110. Narasinga Rao Palepu, Sanjay Adhikari, J. Richard Premkumar, Akalesh K Verma, Samantha L Shepherd, Roger M Phillips, Werner Kaminsky, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Halfsandwich ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes featuring oxime ligands: Structural studies and preliminary investigation of in vitro and in vivo antitumor activities. AOC accepted 

109. A. Basava Punna Rao, A. Uma, T. Chiranjeevi, M. S. Bethu, J. Venkateswara Rao, Debojit Kumar Deb, Biplab Sarkar, Werner Kaminsky, Mohan Rao Kollipara. The in vitro antitumor activity of oligonuclear polypyridyl rhodium and iridium complexes against

cancer cells and human pathogens. J. Organomet. Chem. 824 (2016) 131-139. 108. A. Basava Punna Rao, Mahesh 108. Kalidasan, Krishnakant Gangele, Debojit Kumar Deb, Samanta L. Shepherd, Roger M. Phillips, Biplab Sarkar, Krishna Mohan Poluri, K. Mohan

Rao. Synthesis, structural and biological studies of half-sandwich platinum group metal complexes with pyrimidine based ligands. Chemistry Select communicated 

107. Sanjay Adhikaria, Narasinga Rao Palepua, Dipankar Sutradhara, Samantha L Shepherdb, Roger M Phillipsb, Werner Kaminskyc, Asit K. Chandraa, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Neutral and cationic half-sandwich arene ruthenium, Cp*Rh and Cp*Ir oximato and oxime

complexes: Synthesis, structural, DFT and biological studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2016, 820, 70-81.

106. A. Basava Punna Rao, A. Uma, T. Chiranjeevi, M. S. Bethu, B. Yashwanth, J. Venkateswara Rao, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, structural and in vitro functional characterization of arene ruthenium complexes with 1, 3, 5-tris(di-2-

pyridylaminomethyl)benzene ligand. Inorg. Chim Acta 2016, 453, 284-291.

105. Sanjay Adhikari, Dipankar Sutradhar, Samantha L. Shepherd, Roger M Phillips, Asit K. Chandra, K. Mohan Rao. Synthesis, structural, DFT calculations and biological studies of rhodium and iridium complexes containing azine Schiff-base ligands. Polyhedron, 2016, 117, 404-414.

104. Narasinga Rao Palepua, J. Richard Premkumarb, Akalesh K Vermac, Kaushik Bhattacharjeed, S. R. Joshid, Scott Forbese, Yurij Mozharivskyje, Werner Kaminskyf, Kollipara Mohan Raoa*. In vitro Biological Activity Studies of Platinum Group Metal

Complexes Containing N, N’- Bis(picolinoyl)hydrazine Ligand. Current Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 6, 127-140.

103. Sanjay Adhikaria, Werner Kaminskyb, K. Mohan Raoa*. Study of the bonding modes of di-2-pyridyl ketoxime ligand towards ruthenium, rhodium and iridium half sandwich complexes. ZAAC 2016, 642, 941-946.

102. A. Basava Punna Rao, Narasinga Rao Palepu, Debojit Kumar Deb, A. Uma, T. Chiranjeevi, Biplab Sarkar, Werner Kaminsky, Kollipara Mohan Rao*. Synthesis, structural, DFT studies and antibacterial evaluation of Cp*rhodium and Cp*iridium complexes using

hydrazide based dipyridyl ketone ligand. Inorg. Chim Acta, 2016, 443, 126-135. 

101. Mahesh Kalidasana, S. Sangilipandia, R. Nagarajaprakashb and K. Mohan Raoa*. Synthesisand structural studies of arene ruthenium and Cp*Rh/Cp*Ir complexes containing pyridylpyrazole and pyridylthiazole based ligands. Trans. Metal Chem. 2016, 41, 261-270.

100. S. Sangilipandi, Dipankar Sutradhar, Werner Kaminsky, Asit K. Chandra, K. Mohan Rao. Synthesis, molecular structure and DFT studies of tricarbonylrhenium(I) complexes containing nitrogen based bis, tris, tetrakis-(di-2-pyridylaminomethyl)benzene ligands. J.
4 Mole. Structure 2016, 1115, 8-16.

99. S. Sangilipandi, Dipankar Sutradhar, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Werner Kaminsky, S. R. Joshi, Asit K. Chandra, K. Mohan Rao*. Synthesis, structure, antibacterial studies and DFT calculations of arene ruthenium, Cp*Rh, Cp*Ir and tricarbonylrhenium metal complexes containing 2-chloro-3-(3-(2-pyridyl)pyrazolyl)quinoxaline ligand. Inorg. Chim Acta, 2016,
441, 95-108.

98. Narasinga Rao Palepu, J. Richard Premkumar, Akalesh Kumar Verma, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, S. R. Joshi, Scott Forbes, Yurij Mozharivskyj, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Antibacterial, in vitro antitumor activity and structural studies of rhodium and iridium complexes featuring the two positional isomers of pyridine carbaldehyde picolinic hydrazone ligand. Arab. J. Chem. In Press

97. S. Sangilipandi, R. Nagarajaprakash, D. Sutradhar, Werner Kaminsky, A. K. Chandra, K. Mohan Rao*. Synthesis, molecular structural studies and DFT calculations of tricarbonyl rhenium(I) metal complexes containing nitrogen based N∩N donor polypyridyl ligands. Inorganica Chim. Acta. 2015, 437, 177-187.

96. Mahesh Kalidasan, R. Nagarajaprakash, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis, spectral and molecular studies of half-sandwich arene ruthenium and Cp*Rh/ Cp*Ir complexes containing bidentate P-N and E-N ligands (E = S, Se) based on diphenyl(2-pyridyl)phosphine. J. Coord. Chem. 2015, 68 (21), 3839-51.

95. Mahesh Kalidasan, R. Nagarajaprakash, Kollipara Mohan Rao*. Synthesis and molecular studies of half-sandwich arene ruthenium and Cp*Rh/ Cp*Ir complexes containing (3-picolyl)thiourea derivatives as N,S-bidentate donor ligand. Trans. Met. Chem. 2015, 40 (5),
531-539.

94. Narasinga Rao Palepu, S. L. Nongbri, J. Richard Premkumar, Akalesh Kumar Verma, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, S.R. Joshi, Scott Forbes, Yurij Mozharivskyj, Romita Thounaojam, K. Aguan, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis and evaluation of new salicylaldehyde-2-picolinylhydrazone Schiff base compounds of Ru(II), Rh(III) and Ir(III) as in vitro antitumor, antibacterial and fluorescence imaging agents" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 20, 619–638.

93. K Mahesh, Scott H Forbes, Yurij Mozharivskyj and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis, spectral 5 and molecular study of half-sandwich η6-arene ruthenium, Cp*rhodium and Cp*iridium metal complexes with bidentate ligands. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2015, 641, (3-4), 715–723.

92. K Mahesh, Scott H Forbes, Yurij Mozharivskyj and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Half-sandwich pentamethylcyclopentadienyl group 9 metal complexes of 2-aminopyridyl ligands: Synthesis, spectral and molecular study. J. Chem. Sci., 2015, 127, 1135-1144.

91. K Mahesh, Scott H Forbes, Yurij Mozharivskyj, Maryam Ahmadi, Zeynab Ahmadihosseini, Roger M Phillips and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Mononuclear half-sandwich cyclic-π-perimeter platinum group metal complexes having bithiazole ligands: Synthesis, molecular and anticancer studies. Inorg. Chim. Acta 421, 2014, 349-358.
90. K. Mahesh, S. H. Forbes, Yurij Mozharivskyj and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Half- sandwich η6-arene ruthenium and Cp* rhodium/ iridium compounds comprising with thioether ligands:Synthesis, spectral and molecular studies. Inorg. Chim. Acta 421, 2014, 218-227.

89. Kota Thirumala Prasad and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis and structural study of platinum group metal complexes containing pyrimidine bridged pyrazolylpyridineligand and η5 and η6 – cyclic hydrocarbons. J. Chem. Sci. 126, 2014, 1143–1151.

88. Nora Planas, Gemma Christian, Stephan Roeser, Elena Mas-Marzá, Mohan-Rao Kollipara, Jordi Benet-Buchholz, Feliu Maseras, and Antoni Llobet. Substitution Reactions in Dinuclear Ru-Hbpp Complexes: an Evaluation of Through-Space Interactions. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51(3), pp 1889–1901.

87. Sairem Gloria, Peng Wang and Kollipara Mohan Rao. "Spectral and Structural Studies of Platinum Group Metal Complexes of 3-(di-2-pyridylaminomethyl)benzamide and formation of Mutual Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding in some Complexes". Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2012, 638, (3-4), 634–640.

86. Venkateswara Rao Anna, Kollipara Mohan Rao Syntheses, spectral and structural characterization of η5- and η6- cyclic π -perimeter hydrocarbon platinum group metal complexes containing Pyridazine-NHC analogues. Polyhedron 34 (2012) 176–180. 

85. S. L. Nongbri, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Isolation and spectral studies of watersoluble rhodium and iridium complexes with pyridyl diketone ligands bonded through ?2- N∩O, ?4-N∩O and ?3-N-C-N modes. J. Coordination Chem. 65, 2012, 875–890.

84. Venkateswara Rao Anna, Kota Thirumala Prasad, Peng Wang, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of 6 half-sandwich mono and dinuclear complexes of platinum group metals containing pyrazolyl pyridine analogues: Synthesis and spectral characterization. J. Chemical Sci. 2012, 124, 565-575.

83. Venkateswara Rao Anna, Raghavaiah Pallepogu, Zhong-Yuan Zhou, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Novel Platinum Group Metal Complexes bearing bidentate chelating Pyrimidyl-NHC and Pyrimidyl-NHC thione ligands: Syntheses, Spectral and Structural Characterization. Inorg. Chimica Acta. 2012, 387, 37-44.

82. Sairem Gloria, Venkateswara Rao Anna, Peng Wang, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. η5 and η6-cyclic π-perimeter hydrocarbon platinum group metal complexes of 3-(2-pyridyl)pyrazole derived ligands with a pendant nitrile group: Syntheses, Spectral and Structural Studies. J. Chem. Sci. 124, 2012, 411–419.

81. S. L. Nongbri, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of η6- cyclic π-perimeter hydrocarbon ruthenium complexes bearing functionalized pyridyl diketones: isolation of complexes with ?2-N∩O and ?4-N∩O bonding modes of ligands. J. Chem. Sci. 124, 2012,
1365–1375.

80. Sairem Gloria, Gajendra Gupta, Venkateswara Rao Anna, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Hydroxylation of azomethine carbon: isolation of complexes of η5 and η6- cyclic hydrocarbon platinum group metals with new Schiff base ligand. J. Coord. Chem. 2011, 64, 4168–4181.

79. S. L. Nongbri, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Reactivity study of arene(azido)ruthenium N∩O - base complexes with activated alkynes. Inorg. Chimica Acta. 2011, 376, 428–436.

78. K. Sarjit Singh and K. Mohan Rao. Reactivity studies of η6-p-cymene ruthenium(II) carboxylato complexes towards azide some neutral ligands. J. Indian Chem. Soc., 88, 2011, 497-504.

77. Gajendra Gupta, Sairem Gloria, Saphidabha. L. Nongbri, Bruno Therrien and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of complexes of platinum group metals containing nitrogen bases derived from pyridine aldehydes: Interesting molecular structures with unpredicted bonding modes of the ligands. J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 2014-2022.

76. Gajendra Gupta, Sairem Gloria, Bruno Therrien, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of half sandwich platinum group metal complexes containing tetradentate N-donor ligand 7 bearing two di-pyridylamine units linked by an aromatic spacer. J. Organomet. Chem. 2011, 696, 702-708.

75. Gajendra Gupta, Sairem Gloria, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of new mononuclear platinum group metal complexes containing η5 and η6 –carbocyclic ligands and nitrogen based derivatives and formation of helices due to N-H---Cl interactions. J. Molecular. Str. 2010, 979, 205-213.

74. Smita Basu, Gajendra Gupta, Babulal Das, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Neutral penta-coordinated diorganotin(IV) complexes derived from ortho-aminophenol Schiff bases: Synthesis, characterization and molecular Structures. J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 2098-2104.
73. Gajendra Gupta, Bruno Therrien, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Half sandwich platinum group metal complexes containing tetradentate N-donor ligand bearing two pyrazolyl-pyridine units linked by an aromatic spacer. J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 753-759.

72. Kota Thirumala Prasad, Bruno Therrein, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Syntheses and characterization of mono and dinuclear complexes of platinum group metals bearing benzene-linked bis(pyrazolyl)methane ligands. J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 1375-1382.

71. Gajendra Gupta, K. Thirumala Prasad, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Mononuclear complexes of platinum group metals containing η6 and η5 – cyclic ?-perimeter hydrocarbons and pyridylpyrazolyl derivatives: syntheses and structural studies. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2010, 636, 758-764.

70. Kota Thirumala Prasad, Bruno Therrien, Steven Geib and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Mono and dinuclear half-sandwich platinum group metal complexes bearing pyrazolyl-pyrimidine ligands: Syntheses and structural studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 495-504.

69. Gajendra Gupta, Kota Thirumala Prasad, Anna Venkateswara Rao, Steven J. Geib, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Novel mononuclear η5-pentamethyl-cyclopentadienyl complexes of platinum group metals bearing pyrazolylpyridazine ligands: Syntheses and spectral studies. Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2010, 363, 2287-2295.

68. Kota Thirumala Prasad, Gajendra Gupta, M. Phani Pavan, A. K. Chandra and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Spectral, structural and DFT studies of platinum group metal 3,6-bis(2-pyridyl)-4- phenylpyridazine complexes and their ligand bonding modes. J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 707-716.

67. Gajendra Gupta, Kota Thirumala Prasad, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of half8 sandwich platinum group metal complexes bearing dpt-NH2ligand. Polyhedron, 2010, 29, 904-910.

66. Kota Thirumala Prasad, Bruno Therrien, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Mono and dinuclear complexes of half-sandwich platinum group metals (Ru, Rh and Ir) bearing flexible pyridiylthiazole multidentate donor ligand. J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, 695, 226-234.

65. R. Lalrempuia, Hemant P. Yennawar and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Mono- and di-nuclear azido η6-p-cymene ruthenium(II) complexes; synthesis, reactivity, and structures. J. Coord. Chem. 2009, 62, 3661-3678.

64. Saphidabha L. Nongbri, Babulal Das, K. Mohan Rao. Arene ruthenium β-diketonato triazolatoderivatives: synthesis and spectral studies (β-diketones: 1-phenyl-3-methyl-4-benzoyl pyrazol-5-one, acetylacetone derivatives). J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, 694, 3881-91.

63. Kota Thirumala Prasad, Gajendra Gupta, Anna Venkateswara Rao, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. New series of platinum group metal complexes bearing η5 - and η6-Cyclichydrocarbons and Schiff base derived from 2-acetylthiazole: syntheses and structural
studies. Polyhedron, 2009, 28, 2649-2654.

62. N. M. Boag and K. Mohan Rao. Activation of Metal-Bound η5-Pentamethyl-cyclopentadienyl Groups to Diels-Alder Addition of Dioxygen and Other Dienophiles. Chem. Commun., 2009, 1499.

61. Gajendra Gupta, Kota Thirumala Prasad, Babulal Das, and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Ruthenium half-sandwich complexes with tautomerized pyrazolyl pyridazine ligands: Synthesis, spectroscopic and molecular structural studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2009 694 2618–2627.

60. Gajendra Gupta, Glenn P. A. Yap, Bruno Therrien and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of novel η5-cyclopentadienyl and η6 –arene platinum group metal complexes containing N4-type ligand and their structural characterization. Polyhedron, 2009, 28, 844-850.

59. Kota Thirumala Prasad, Bruno Therrien, Kollipara Mohan Rao.Cationic half-sandwich complexes (Rh, Ir, Ru) containing 2-substituted-1,8-naphthyridine chelating ligands: Syntheses, X-ray structure analyses and spectroscopic studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2008, 693, 3049-3056.

58. K. Pachhunga, Patrick J. Carroll and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Reactivity study of cyclopentadienyl osmium(II) bisphosphine azido complexes with activated alkynes and nitriles: 9 isolation of osmium triazolato and tetrazolato complexes by 1,3 dipolar addition. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2008, 361, 2025-2031.

57. I. Romero, M. Rodriguez, C. Sens, J. Mola, K. Mohan Rao, L Francas, E. M. Marza, L. Escriche and Antoni Llobet. Ru Complexes That Can Catalytically Oxidise water to Molecular Dioxygen. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1824-1834.

56. K. Pachhunga, Bruno Therrien and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis of benzene ruthenium triazolato complexes by [3+2] cycloaddition reactions of activated alkynes and fumaronitrile to benzene ruthenium azido complexes. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2008, 361, 3294-3300.

55 Padavattan Govindaswamy, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. New pentamethylcyclopentadienyl rhodium and iridium complexes containing arylazoimidazole ligands: Crystal and molecular structure of the complex [(η5-C5Me5)RhCl(Me–C6H4–N N–
C3H3N2)]+ Polyhedron, 2007, 26, 5039-5044.

54. K. Pachhunga, Bruno Therrien Kevin A. Kreisel, Glenn P.A. Yap, and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of cyclopentadienyl ruthenium(II), osmium(II) and pentamethylcyclopentadienyl iridium (III) complexes towards 2-(2’-pyridyl)imidazole derivatives. Polyhedron, 2007, 26, 3638-3644.

53. R. Lalrempuia, Hauzachin Suante, Hemant P. Yennawar, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity of the [CpM(PPh3)2]+ fragment (M= Ru, Os) with diethyldithiocarbamte. Polyhedron, 2007, 26, 867-870.

52 P. Govindaswamy, P. J. Carroll, C. Sinha, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of (η6-arene) ruthenium(II) dimers with arylazo-imidazole ligands: molecular structure of complex [(η6-p-cymene) RuCl(Me-C6H4-N=N-C3H2N2-1-CH3)]PF6. J. Coordination Chem. 2007, 60,97-107.

51. Padavattan Govindaswamy, Patrick J. Carroll, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara.Substitution reactions of diphenyl-2-pyridylphosphine towards rhodium and iridium dimers: isolation of mono, di and chelating complexes. J. Chem. Sci. 2006, 118, 319-26.

50. Keisham Sarjit Singh, Kevin A. Kreisel, Glenn P. A. Yap, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis of arene ruthenium triazolato complexes by cycloaddition of the corresponding arene ruthenium azido complexes with activated alkynes or with fumaronitrile. J. Organomet. Chem. 2006, 691, 3509-18.10

49. K. Sarjit Singh, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of η5- indenyl and η5-Cp* ruthenium(II) complexes towards some polypyridyl ligands . Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2006, 632, 172.

48. P. Govindaswamy and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses and characterization of η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl rhodium(III) and iridium(III) complexes containing polypyridyls J. Coordination Chem. 2006, 59, 663-669.

47. Keisham Sarjit Singh, Carsten Theöne and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses, spectroscopic and structural studies of indenyl ruthenium complexes incorporating amine and nitrile ligands: molecular structures of [(η5-C9H7)Ru(η2-dppe)(CH3CN)]PF6 and [(η5- C9H7)Ru(η2-dppe)(NH3)]PF6. J. Coord. Chem. 2006, 59, 333-341.

46. Keisham Sarjit Singha, Kevin A. Kreiselb, Glenn P. A. Yapb, Mohan Rao Kolliparaa,*. Synthesis of indenyl ruthenium triazolato complexes by [3+2] cycloaddition of activated nitrile and alkynes to indenyl ruthenium azido complexes: Crystal structures of [(η5-
C9H7)Ru(PMe2Ph)2{N3C2(CO2Me)2}] and [(η5-C9H7)Ru(dppe) {N3C2H(CN)}], J. Coord. Chem. 2007, 60, 505-515.

45. P. Govindaswamy and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses of (η6-p-cymene) ruthenium(II) pianostool amine complexes: the molecular structure of the complex [(η6-C10H14)RuCl2(H2N-C6H4-p-Cl)], J. Coord. Chem. 2006, 59, 131-136.

44. Padavattan Govindaswamy, Patric J. Carroll, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara*. Syntheses and characterization of [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(μ-N3)(X)]2 (X=N3 and Cl) complexes and their reactions towards mono and bidentate ligands. J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 885-894 

43. R. Lalrempuia, Mohan Rao Kollipara, Patrick Carroll, Glenn P. A. Yap, K. A. Kreiselc.Syntheses and characterization of cyano-bridged homo and hetero bimetallic complexes containing η5 and η6-cyclic hydrocarbons. J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 3990-96.

42. Keisham Sarjit Singh, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Carsten Thöne, Mohan Rao Kollipara. New mononuclear ruthenium complexes of η5-cyclichydrocarbons containing azine ligands: Syntheses, spectral and structural studies. J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 3720.

41. P. Govindaswamy, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses, spectral and structural studies of Schiff base complexes of η5-pentamethyl-cyclopentadienyl rhodium and iridium. Polyhedron, 2005, 24, 1710-1716.11

40. Keisham Sarjit Singh, Carsten Thöne, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Part 1: 1, 3-dipolar addition of activated alkyne towards coordinated azido group in ruthenium(II) complexes containing η5-cyclchydrocarbons. J. Oraganomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 4222.

39. P. Govindaswamy, Chittaranjan Sinha, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses and characterization of η5-cyclopentadienyl and η5-indenyl ruthenium(II) complexes of arylazoimidazoles: the molecular structure of the complex [(η5-C5H5)Ru(PPh3)(C6H4-N=N-C3H3N2)]PF6. J.
Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 3465-3473.

38. Keisham Sarjit Singh, Patrick J. Carroll, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Pentamethyl-cyclopentadienyl ruthenium(II) complexes of para substituted N-(pyrid-2-ylmethylene)phenylamine ligands: Syntheses, spectral and structural studies. Polyhedron, 2005, 24, 391-396.

37. P. Govindaswamy, Shaikh M. Mobin, Carsten Thöne, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses and characterization of η6-hexamethylbenzene-ruthenium(II)-β-diketonato complexes: their reactions with mono- and bidentate neutral ligands. J. Organomet. Chem. 2005, 690, 1218-1225.

36. Keisham Sarjit Singh, Glenn P.A. Yap, Kevin A. Kresiel and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of η5-cyclichydrocarbon ruthenium(II) complexes towards para-amino N-(pyrid-2-ylmethylene)-phenylamine ligands: molecular structure of [(η5-C5H5)Ru(PPh3)-(C5H4NCH=NC6H4-p-NH2)]BF4. J. Coordination Chem. 2005, 58, 1607-1613.

35. P. Govindaswamy, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. New neutral and cationic η6-arene ruthenium complexes with phosphine and amine ligands: Syntheses and molecular structures of [(η6-p-cymene)Ru(NH2CH2C6H5)Cl2], [(η6-6Me6)Ru(PPh2Py)Cl2] and [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(PPh2Py)Cl]+. Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 3115-3123.

34. P. Govindaswamy, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of (η6-arene) ruthenium dimers towards pyrazoles: Isolation of amidines, bis pyrazoles and chloro bridged pyrazole complexes. J. Organomet. Chem. 2004, 689, 3265-3274.

33. P. Govindaswamy, Hemant P. Yennawar, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis, characterization and molecular structure of [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(μ-N3)(N3)]2 complex and its reactions towards some monodentate ligands. J. Organomet. Chem. 2004, 689, 3108-3112.

32. P. Govindaswamy, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara: Synthesis and characterization of cyclopentadienylruthenium(II) complexes containing N,N’–donor Schiff 12 base ligands. Crystal and molecular structure of [(η5-C5H5)Ru(C5H4N-2-CH=N-C6H4-p-OCH3) (PPh3)]PF6. Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 1567-1572.

31. R. Lalrempuia, P. Govindaswamy, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of cyclopentadienyl bistriphenyl-phosphine ruthenium(II) complex towards some polypyridyl ligands. Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 1069-1073.

30. Sarjit S. Keisham, Yurij A Mozharivskyj, Patrick. J. Carroll and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses and characterization of indenyl-ruthenium(II) complexes containing N, N’ donor Schiff base ligands. Molecular structures of [(η5-C9H7)Ru(PPh3)2(CH3CN)]BF4 and [(η5-C9H7)Ru(PPh3)(C5H4-N-2-CH=N-C6H4-P-CH3)]BF4. J. Orgnomet. Chem. 2004, 689, 1249-1256.

29. R. Lalrempuia, Hemant Yennawar, Yurij A. Mozharivskyi, Mohan Rao Kollipara*. Syntheses, characterization and molecular structures of allenylidene, vinylidene-alkylidene, complexes containing [(Cp)Os(PPh3)2]+ fragment. J Organomet. Chem. 2004, 689, 539-543.

28. R. Lalrempuia, Patrick. J. Carroll, Mohan Rao Kollipara *. Syntheses of [(η6-pcymene) Ru(EPh3)2Cl]+ complexes and molecular structure of chloro(η6-pcymene) bis(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II) tetrafluoro-borate (E= P, As and Sb). J.Coordination Chem. 2003, 56, 1499-1504.

27. R. Lalrempuia, Patrick. J. Carroll and Mohan Rao Kollipara*. Study of reactivity of p-cymene ruthenium (II) dimer towards diphenyl-2-pyridylphosphine: Synthesis, characterization and molecular structures of [(η6-p-cymene)RuCl2(PPh2Py)] and [(η6-p-cymene)RuCl (PPh2Py)]BF4. J. Chem. Sci., 2004, 116, 21-27.

26. R. Lalrempuia and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Reactivity studies of η6-arene ruthenium(II) dimers with polypyridyl ligands: isolation of mono, binuclear p-cymene ruthenium(II) complexes and bis-terpyridine ruthenium(II) complexes. Polyhedron, 2003, 22, 3155-3160.

25. Mohan Rao Kollipara*, Prashanta Sarkhel#, Surajit Chakraborty and R. Lalrempuia: Synthesis, Characterization and Molecular Structure of new (η6-p-cymene) ruthenium(II) amidine complex: [(η6-p-cymene)Ru{NH=C(Me)3,5-dmpz}(3,5-Hdmpz)](BF4)2.H2O. J.
Coordination Chem. 2003, 56, 1085-1091.

24. Evergreen K. Rymmai and K. Mohan Rao. Reactions of [(Ar)Ru(PPh3)2(CH3CN)]X (Ar = Cp*, η5-C5Me5 and indenyl, η5-C9H7; X=PF6) with terpyridines: Hypodentate nature of terpyridines (Phterpy, Pyterpy and Diterpy). Indian J. Chem. 2003, 42A, 1892-1895.
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23. R. Lalrempuia, Patrick J. Carroll and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis and reactivity studies of cyclopentadienyl bis(triphenyl-phosphine)osmium (II) complexes. Crystal and Molecular structure of [CpOs(PPh3)(phen)]BF4. Polyhedron, 2003, 22 1391.

22. R. Lalrempuia and K. Mohan Rao. Syntheses and characterization of arene ruthenium (II) complexes containng N, N’-donor Schiff base ligands. Molecular structure of [(η6-C6Me6)Ru(C5H4N-2-CH=N-C6H4-p-NO2)]. Polyhedron, 2003, 22, 605-609.

21. Evergreen K. Rymmai and K. Mohan Rao. Reactions of [(η5-Cp*)Ru(PPh3)2(CH3CN)]X and [(η5-indenyl)Ru(PPh3)2(CH3CN)]X with bipyridine and o-phenanthroline. (Cp* = C5Me5, indenyl = C9H7, X = BF4 or PF6). Polyhedron, 2003, 22, 307-312.

20. K. Mohan Rao and Evergreen K. Rymmai. Synthesis of cyano-bridged bimetallic complexes of η5-indenyl ruthenium(II): Characterization and spectroscopic studies. Proc. of Indian Acad. of Sci. (Chem. Sci.) 2001, 113, 29-33.

19. K. Mohan Rao and Prashanta Sarkhel. Reactivity studies of (η6-p-cymene)Ruthenium complexes with 4, 4’-bipyridine and imidazole ligands. Indian J. Chemistry Sec. A. 2001, 40A, 760.

18. K. Mohan Rao and N. M. Boag. Activation of the pentamethyl -cyclopentadienyl group bound to nickel group metals towards Diels – Alder addition. Proc. of Indian Acad. of Sci. (Chem. Sci.) 2000, 112, 396.

17. O. Q. Munro, J. A. Serth-Guzzo, Ilona Turowska-Tyrk, K. Mohan Rao, T. K. Shokhireva, F. Ann Waker, P. Debrunner and W. R. Scheidt. Two Crystalline Forms of Low Spin [Fe(TMP)(5-MeHIm)2]ClO4. Relative Parallel and Perpenducular Axial Ligand Orientations. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 11144-11155.

16. K. Mohan Rao, Ch. Ramakishan Rao and P. S. Zacharias. Synthesis and Molecular Structure of [CpRu(PPh3)(Phterpy N, N')]Cl complex: Hypodentate nature of Phterpy and diterpy. Polyhedron, 1997, 16, 2369.

15. H. Aneetha, Ch. Ramakishan Rao, K. Mohan Rao, P. S. Zacharias, Xue Feng, T. C. W. Mak, B. Srinivas and M. Y. Ching. Synthesis and molecular structure of di- and mono-nuclear Schiff base phenolate complexes: Facile formation of cyclometallated ruthenium complexes. J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, 1697.

14. F. Ann Waker, Habib Nasri, Ilona Turowska-Tyrk, K. Mohan Rao, T. T. Watson, N. V. Shokhirev, P. Debrunner and W. R. Scheidt. ?-Acid Ligands in Iron(III) Porphyrinates. 14 Characterization of Low-Spin Bis(tert-butylisocyanide)(porphyrinato)iron(III) Complexes
Having (dxzdyz)4(dxy)1 Ground States. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1996, 118, 12109-118.

13. Orde Q. Munro, Helder M. Marques, Peter G. Debrunner, K. Mohan Rao and W. R. Scheidt. Structural and Molecular Mechanics Studies on Highly Ruffled Low - Spin (Porphinato)iron(III) Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1995, 117, 935 - 954.

12. K. Mohan Rao and U. C. Agarwala. Reactions of the η5-Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium(II) complexes with γ-Hydroxyacetylenes. Proc. Indian. Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) 1995, 107, 351.

11. C. E. Schulz, H. Song, Y. Ja Lee, J. U. Mondal, K. Mohan Rao, C. A. Reed, F. Ann Waker and W. R. Scheidt. Metalloporphyrin ? - Cation Radicals. Molecular structure and Intramolecular Spin Coupling In a Vanadyl Octaethylporphyrinate Derivative. J. Am. Chem.
Soc., 1994, 116, 7196 - 7203.

10. N. M. Boag, R. Quyoum and K. Mohan Rao. Nucleophilic substitution of [Pt(Cp*)(CO)X] (X=Cl, Br); Isolation of ring - slipped intermediate. J. C. S. Chem. Comm., 1992, 114.

9. K. Mohan Rao, Catherine Day, R. A. Jacobson and R. J. Angelici. Air oxydation of (Cp*RuCl2)2 to the oxo-bridged complex (Cp*RuCl2)2O. Organometallics, 1992, 11, 2303.

8. K. Mohan Rao and R. J. Angelici. Synthesis and reactivity of butadiene complexes of Ru3(CO)12. Molecular structures of [(μ-H)Ru3(CO)9(η3-CHCHCMe)], [(μ-H)Ru3(CO)8(PPh3)(η3-CHCHCMe)] and [(μ-H)Ru3(CO)7(PPh3)2(η3-CHCHCMe)]. Inorg. Chim. Acta., 1992, 200, 211.

7. N. M. Boag, K. Mohan Rao and N. J. Terrill. Trans di(iodo)bistriphenyl phosphine Platinum. Acta Cryst., C., 1991, C47, 1064.

6. K. Mohan Rao, Catherine Day, R. A. Jacobson and R. J. Angelici. (η1, (S)-and η6-Coordination of Dibenzothiophene(DBT)) in Cp*MCl2[η1(S)-DBT] and Cp*M[η6-DBT]+2 (M=Ir and Rh). Inorg. Chem., 1991, 30, 5046.

5. K. Mohan Rao, L. Mishra and U. C. Agarwala. Substitution reactions of η-Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium(II) complexes with Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur ligands. Polyhedron, 1987, 6, 1383.

4. K. Mohan Rao, R. Prasad and U. C. Agarwala. Synthesis of bimetallic cyano-bridged cations containing Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium(II). Synth. React. Inorg-Org. Chem., 1987, 17, 469.

3. K. Mohan Rao, L. Mishra and U. C. Agarwala. Bis-triphenylstibine complexes η-Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium(II). Indian J. Chem., 1987, 26A, 755. 15

2. K. Mohan Rao, L. Mishra and U. C. Agarwala. Synthesis and characterization of [Ru(AsPh3)LX] and [Ru(AsPh3)(MeCN)L]+
mY-.( L=PPh3, AsPh3; X= Cl, Br, I, CN, NCS, SnCl3; Y=BF4, BPh4; m=1,2). Polyhedron, 1986, 5, 1491.

1. K. Mohan Rao, and U. C. Agarwala. Synthesis of Chlorotriphenylarsine(η-cyclopentadienyl) ruthenium complex and its reactions with N-donor ligands. Indian J. Chem., 1985, 24A, 395.

Representative Presentations:

  1. K. Mohan Rao and E. A. Mintz. Synthesis of amino-substituted cyclopentadienyl ligands: Application to Organometallic Chemistry. 43rd ACS Southeast Regional Meeting, November 12-15, 1991, Richmond, VA.
  2. K. Mohan Rao and N. M. Boag. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, January 18-20, 2000.
  3. K. Mohan Rao and R. Lalrempuia. Third National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC–3), Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh, February 2-4, 2001, India.
  4. K. Mohan Rao and R. Lalrempuia. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC IX), Department of Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences, December 12-14, 2001, India.
  5. K. Mohan Rao and R. Lalrempuia. Fifth National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC–5), Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, February 7-9, 2003, India.
  6. K. M. Rao and R. Lalrempuia. Synthesis and structural studies of [{(h6-p-cymene)ClRu(m-1,1-azido)}2]. A versatile starting material for areneruthenium(II) azido derivatives. Sixth National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC–6), Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, February 6-8, 2004, India.
  7. K. M. Rao and P. Govindaswamy. Synthesis and characterization of (?6-arene) ruthenium (II) amidine complexes: Molecular structure of [(?6-p-cymene)Ru{HN=CMe(3,5dmpz) -(3,5Hdmpz)]2+. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC X), Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, December 15-17, 2003, India.
  8. K. Mohan Rao and K. Sarjit Singh. Syntheses and characterization of indenyl ruthenium complexes containing N, N’ donor Schiff’s base ligands: Molecular structures of [(h5-C9H7)Ru(PPh3)2(CH3CN)]BF4 and [(h5-C9H7)Ru(PPh3)(C5H4N-2-CH=N-C6H4-p-CH3]BF4. National Symposium on Current Trends in Chemical Research, Department of Chemistry, Guwahati University, Guwahati, February 27-28, 2004, India.
  9. K. Mohan Rao and K. Sarjit Singh. Reactivity studies of cyclopentadienyl and its analogue ruthenium bisphosphine complexes towards some poly pyridyl ligands. National Symposium on Current Trends in Inorganic Chemistry, CTIC - 04, Department of Applied Chemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, March 15-17, 2004.
  10. P. Govindaswamy, Patrick J. Carroll, Yurij A. Mozharivskyj, Mohan Rao Kollipara. Syntheses and Characterization of [(?6-C6Me6) Ru (m-N3)(X)]2 (X=N3 and Cl) Complexes and Their Reactions Towards Bidentate Ligands, 7th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry (Feb. 4-6, 2005), Department of Chemistry Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.
  11. Mohan Rao Kollipara. 1, 3 Dipolar Addition of Activated Alkynes and Nitriles Towards coordinated Azido group in Ruthenium (II) complexes containing ?5 cyclichydrocarbons. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC XI), Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, December 8-10, 2005, India.
  12. Mohan Rao Kollipara and Antoni Llobet. Syntheses and spectroscopic properties of a family of New Ru(II) isomeric complexes containing the tri and tetra dentate N bases: precursors for water oxidation catalysts. Chemical Research Society of India,  (NSC 9), February 1-4th 2007, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  13. K. Tirumala Prasad, A. Venketeswara Rao and Mohan Rao Kollipara. synthesis, Spectroscopic and Structural characterization of Platinum group metal complexes containing h5- and h6- Cyclichydrocarbons and 1,8-napthyridine based ligands. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XII), Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, December 6 – 8, 2007.
  14. Gajendra Gupta, Kota Tirumala Prasad, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis and Spectral studies of novel arene ruthenium complexes bearing tautomerized pyrazolyl pyridazine ligands. 96th Indian Science Congress, January 3-7, 2009.
  15. K. Mohan Rao, K. Thirumala Prasad, Gajendra Gupta. Arene Ruthenium complexes bearing tetra dentate nitrogen bases: synthesis, spectral and structural studies. Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry (MTIC-XIII), December 07-10, 2009. Department of Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  16. Kota Thirumala Prasad, A. Venkateswara Rao, Bruno Therrein, K. Mohan Rao. Syntheses and characterization of mono and dinuclear complexes of platinum group metals bearing benzene-linked bis(pyrazolyl)methane ligands. Chemical Research Society of India, (NSC 12), February 5-7th, 2010, IICT, Hyderabad.
  17. Sairem Gloria, Gajendra Gupta, Babulal Das and K. Mohan Rao. Hydroxylation of azomethine carbon: isolation of complexes of h5- and h6- Cyclichydrocarbons Platinum group metals with new Schiff base ligand. National Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis: High lights and new Perspectives (OMCOS 2011), March 28 - 29th, 2011, Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  18. K. Mahesh and K. Mohan Rao. Synthesis and study of Platinum group metal complexes containing h5- and h6- Cyclichydrocarbons and 4,6-bis(pyridylthio)pyrimidine asa a ligand. National Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis: High lights and new Perspectives (OMCOS 2011), March 28 - 29th, 2011, Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  19. Saphidabha L. Nongbri and K. Mohan Rao. synthesis and characterization of h5- and h6- cyclic-p-perimeter hydrocarbon platinum group metal complexes of dipyridyl functionalized b-diketones: C-H activation by iridium complex. National Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis: High lights and new Perspectives (OMCOS 2011), March 28 - 29th, 2011, Department of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  20. Venkateswara Rao Anna and K. Mohan Rao. Novel Chelating Platinum Group Metal Complexes bearing Pyrimidyl-Methyl Imidazolyl [C, N] and  Pyrimidyl-Methyl Imidazolyl Thione [N, S] dentate ligands: Syntheses, Spectral   and  Structural Characterization. 3rd Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC3) October 17th- 20th, 2011, New Delhi.
  21. Sairem Gloria and K. Mohan Rao. ICSD 2011, Panjab University, Chandigarh, December 1-3, 2011.
  22. S. L. Nongbri, Babulal Das and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Study of η6 and η5 - cyclic π-perimeter hydrocarbon water soluble platinum group metal complexes with pyridyl diketone analogues bonded through ?4-N∩O and ?3-N-C-N modes. MTIC XIV, December 10-13, 2011, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  23. Mahesh Kalidasan, K. Mohan Rao. Mononuclear half sand-wich platinum group metal complexes containing dithiozoleligands: synthesis, spectral and molecular studies. Chemical Research Society of India, (CRSI-NSC 15), February 1-3rd, 2013, BHU, Varanasi.
  24. Kaliyappan Ramesh Kumar, Akalesh Kumar Verma, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Arene ruthenium complexes containing Di(2-pyridyl) Ketone 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazone ligand: synthesis, molecular structure,anticancer activity against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma and molecular docking with cancer target proteins.  International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC-2013) at the Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Periyar Palkalai Nagar, Salem-636011, Tamil Nadu on 20th -22nd February 2013.
  25. Narasinga Rao Palepu and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis, characterization and structural studies of h5 and h6- cyclic- pi-perimeter hydrocarbon complexes of Ru(II), Rh (III) and Ir (III) with three isomeric pyridine carbaldehyde picolinic hydrozone Schiff base ligands. MTIC XV, December 13-16, 2013, Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee.
  26. S. Sanglipandi and Mohan Rao Kollipara. Synthesis and structural characterization of rhenium (I) metal complexes having bis(di 2-pyridylaminomethyl) benzene. MTIC XV, December 13-16, 2013, Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee.
  27. Narasinga Rao Palepua, S.L. Nongbria, J. Richard Premkumarb, Akalesh Kumar Vermac, Kaushik Bhattacharjeed, S.R. Joshid, Scott Forbese, Yurij Mozharivskyje, Romita Thounaojamf, K. Aguanf, Kollipara Mohan Rao. Synthesis and evaluation of new salicylaldehyde-2-picolinylhydrazone Schiff base compounds of Ru(II), Rh(III) and Ir(III) as in vitro antitumor, antibacterial and fluorescence imaging agents. 13th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences. IISc Bangalore December 14-18, 2014.
  28. Narasinga Rao Palepua, Sanjay Adhikaria, Werner Kaminskyb, G. P. A. Yapc, Kollipara Mohan Raoa*. Synthesis and structural studies of arene Ru(II), Cp*Rh(III) and Cp*Ir(III) complexes with 2-pyridyloxime ligands. National Seminar on Newer Trends in Chemistry and Environment, Department of Chemistry, Don Bosco College. December 10-11th, 2014.
  29. Sanjay Adhikari and Mohan Rao Kollipara*. Study of bonding modes of di-2-pyridyl ketoxime ligand towards arene half sandwich metal compounds.
  30. Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 793022, India. Emerging trends in chemistry, March 28-29th, 2016.
  31. Sanjay Adhikari and Mohan Rao Kollipara*. Arene ruthenium, Cp*Rh and Cp*Ir oximato and oxime complexes: Synthesis, structural, DFT and biological studies. Chemical Research Society of India, Feb. 3-5, 2017, Guwahati University, Guwahati.
  32. Basava Punna Raoa, Werner Kaminskyb and Kollipara Mohan Raoa* Synthesis of platinum group metal complexes containing a polydentate ligand tris(dipyridylaminomethyl)benzene. 17th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry held from 6 - 8 February, 2015 at CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  33. Basava Punna Rao1, Narasinga Rao Palepu1, A. Uma2, T. Chiranjeevi2, Werner Kaminsky3 and Kollipara Mohan Rao. Syntheses and antibacterial evaluation of Cp* Rhodium and Cp* Iridium complexes. “Exploring Recent Advances in Chemistry in Service for Mankind” 30th – 31st July 2015 Organized by the Department of Chemistry, Shillong College, India.
  34. Basava Punna Rao and K. Mohan Rao. Solvent effect on reaction of substituted pyrazoles with arene ruthenium metal complexes: synthesis and spectral characterization of bridge, mono and dinuclear compounds. Emerging Trends in Chemistry (ETC-2016) organized by Department of Chemistry, Center for Advanced Studies, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong - 793022, March 28-29th, Meghalaya, India.
  35. Basava Punna Rao and K. Mohan Rao. Influence of heterocyclic ring on bridging modes of quinoxaline based ligands towards half-sandwich d6 metal complexes. 21st CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry held from 14 - 16 July, 2017 at CSIR – Indian institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India.

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