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Research Interests


Studying mechanism of polymerization reactions



B.Sc. (Chemistry): RKMRC Narendrapur, India [2012]

M.Sc. (Chemistry): IIT Bombay, India [2014]

Project Assistant: CSIR-NCL Pune, India [2015]


Mandal, M. ; Das, T.; Grewal, B. K.; Ghosh, D. "Feasibility of Ionization-Mediated Pathway for Ultraviolet-Induced Melanin Damage." J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 13288-13293.

Stasiw, D. E.; Mandal, M. ; Neisen, B. D.; Mitchell, L. M.; Cramer, C. J.; Tolman, W. B. "Why So Slow? Mechanistic Insights from Studies of a Poor Catalyst for Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone" Inorg. Chem. in press (doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02849)



Mukunda Mandal

2nd Year Grad. Student

149 Smith Hall

University of Minnesota
Department of Chemistry
139 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431

Phone: 612-624-1535
Fax: 612-626-7541

Email: manda071(at)