· Multifunctional Self-Healing Carbon Dot-Gelatin Bioadhesive: Improved Tissue Adhesion with Simultaneous Drug Delivery, Optical Tracking, and Photoactivated Sterilization, Maansi Aggarwal, Harekrishna Panigrahi, Dinesh Kumar Kotnees, and Prolay Das*,

Biomacromolecules (ACS), 2024,


* A biomass-derived dual crosslinked DNAnanoparticle hydrogel for visible light-induced photodynamic bacterial inactivation, Gourab Das, Suman Nayak, Dinesh Kumar Kotness and Prolay Das*, Soft Matter, 2023, 19, 9511.

* Sensitive detection of borax in real food samples by red emissive carbon nanoparticle displaying multiformat compatibility including faraway smartphone based sensing, Subhrajeet Banerjee and Prolay Das*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2023, 401, 135002.

* Machine Learning Mediated Ultrasensitive Detection of Citrinin and Associated Mycotoxins in Real Food Samples Discerned from Photoluminescent Carbon Dot Barcode Array, Maansi Aggarwal, Pranab Sahoo, Sriparna Saha*, Prolay Das*, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS), 2023, 71 (34), 12849-12858

* Carbon dot based superhydrophobic modification of covalent organic framework for oil-in-water emulsion separation, Suman Nayak, Atikur Hassan, Neeladri Das*, Prolay Das*, Chemical Communications, 2023, 59, 8548-8551.

* Simultaneous Sustained Drug Delivery, Tracking, and On-Demand Photoactivation of DNA-Hydrogel Formulated from a Biomass Derived DNA Nanoparticle, R. Shankar, S. Nayak, S. Singh, A. Sen, N. Kumar, R. Bhushan, M. Aggarwal, and Prolay Das*, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2023, 6 (4), 1556-1565.

* Chemically induced crosslinked enhanced emission of carbon polymer dots discerning healthy and cancer cells through pH-dependent tunable photoluminescence, Suman Nayak, Kanika Guleria, Abhik Sen, Subhrajeet Banerjee, Ranga Subramanian and Prolay Das*, Journal of Material Chemistry B, 2023, 11, 594 .

* Antibacterial photodynamic inactivation with elicited Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall. ex Nees plant extract derived carbonaceous nanoparticle. Benazir Fatima, Suman Nayak, Abha Singh, Prolay Das*, Phytomedicine Plus, 2023, 4, 100512.



* Mechanistic insight into the role of mevalonate kinase by a natural fatty acid-mediated killing of Leishmania donovani, D Mandal*, SR Prasad, P Kumar, S Mandal, A Mohan, R Chaurasia, A Shrivastava, Prolay Das, Scientific reports, 2022, 12 (1), 1-19.


* Unveiling pressure-sensitive adhesiveness of a carbonized polymer dot, S Mandal, H Panigrahi, KD Kumar, Prolay Das*, Polymer, 2022, 254, 125102


* Biomass derived self-assembled DNA-dot hydrogels for enhanced bacterial annihilation, Suman Nayak, Prakash Kumar, Ravi Shankar, Asish Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Debabrata Mandal and Prolay Das*, Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 16097


* Deep learning assisted detection of toxic heavy metal ions based on visual fluorescence responses from a carbon nanoparticle array, Saptarshi Mandal, Dipanjyoti Paul, Sriparna Saha and Prolay Das*, Environmental Science: Nano, 2022, 9, 2596-2606


* Are carbon dots worth the tremendous attention it is getting: Challenges and opportunities, Saptarshi Mandal, Prolay Das*, Applied Materials Today, 2022, 26, 101331.


* Multi-layer Perceptron for Detection of different class Antibiotics from Visual Fluorescence Response of a Carbon Nanoparticle-based Multichannel Array Sensor, Saptarshi Mandal, Dipanjyoti Paul, Sriparna Saha* and Prolay Das*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2022, 360, 131660 .



* Visible light-induced charge injection and migration in self-assembled carbon dot-DNA-carbon dot nano-dumbbell obtained through
controlled stoichiometric conjugation
, Saptarshi Mandal and Prolay Das*, Nanoscale, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/d1nr01689j


* Covalent Conjugation of Carbon Dots with Plasmid and DNA Condensation Thereafter: Realistic Insights into the Condensate Morphology, Energetics, and Photophysics, Suman Nayak and Prolay Das*, ACS Omega, 2021, doi 10.1021/acsomega.1c02247 


* 7,8-dihydroxyflavone-functionalized gold nanoparticles target the arginase enzyme of Leishmania donovani, P. Prasanna, P. Kumar, S. Mandal, T. Payal, S. Kumar, Sk U. Hossain, Prolay Das, V Ravichandiran & Debabrata Mandal* , Nanomedicine, 2021, doi 10.2217/nnm-2021-0161

* Synthesis of 2-Chloro-3-Amino Indenone derivatives and their evaluation as inhibitors of DNA dealkylation repair, R. Nigam, K R Babu, T. Ghosh, B. Kumari, Prolay Das, Roy Anindya*, F A Khan*, Chemical Biology and Drug Design, 2021, 97, 1170-1184


* The HIV − 1 protease inhibitor Amprenavir targets Leishmania donovani topoisomerase I and induces oxidative stress-mediated programmed cell death, Amit Roy, S. Behera, P. Mazire, B. Kumari, A. Mandal, B. Pukait, P. Ghosh, Prolay Das, P K Das,

· Parasitology International, 2021, 82, 102287.


2020ied fluorescence of Mg2+ selective red-light emitting carbon dot in water and direct evaluation of creatine kinase activity

* Hybrid DNA-Carbon Dot-Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) Hydrogel with Self-Healing and Shape Memory Properties for Simultaneous
Trackable Drug Delivery and Visible-Light-Induced Antimicrobial Photodynamic Inactivation
, Suman Nayak, Surendra Rajit Prasad, Debabrata Mandal, and Prolay Das*, ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2020, 3, 7865-7875.

* Amplified fluorescence of Mg2+ selective red-light emitting carbon dot in water and direct evaluation of creatine kinase activity,  Saptarshi Mandal, Jagannath Paul, Ranga Subramanian and Prolay Das*, Nano Research, 2020,

*One-Pot Synthesis of Orange-Red Fluorescent Dimeric 2H[Pyrrolo[2,3-c]isoquinoline-2,5(3H)]-diones from Benzamides and

Maleimides via Ru(II)-Catalyzed Sequential CC/CN/CC Bond Formation, Yogesh Jaiswal, Saptarshi Mandal, Prolay Das, and Amit Kumar*, Organic Letters, 2020, 22, 4, 1605–1610.


* Carbon dot cross-linked polyvinylpyrrolidone hybrid hydrogel for simultaneous dye adsorption, photodegradation and bacterial elimination from waste water, Suman Nayak, Surendra Rajit Prasad, Debabrata Mandal, Prolay Das*, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 392, 122287.

* Unique approach to debundle carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix using carbon dots for enhanced properties, PR Sreenath, Saptarshi Mandal, S. Singh, H. Panigrahi, Prolay Das, A. K Bhowmick, K D. Kumar, European Polymer Journal, 2020, 123, 109454.


* Ultrasensitive Visual Detection of Mycotoxin Citrinin with Yellow-Light Emitting Carbon Dot and Congo Red, Saptarshi Mandal and Prolay Das*, Food Chemistry, 2020, 312, 126076.

* Carbon dots: Fluorescence active, covalently conjugated and strong reinforcing nanofiller for polymer latex, P. R. Sreenath, Sapatarshi Mandal, H Krishna, Prolay Das, Dinesh K. Kotness, Nano-structures and Nano-Objects, 2020, 23, 100477.




* BSA amplified ROS generation from Anthrarufin derived Carbon dot and concomitant Nanoassembly for combination antibiotic-photodynamic Therapy application, Saptarshi Mandal, Surendra R Prasad, Debabrata Mandal, Prolay Das*, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2019, 11 (36), 33273-33284.


* Carbon dot mediated G quadruplex nano-network formation for enhanced DNAzyme activity and easy catalyst reclamation, Sonam Kumari, Saptarshi Mandal and Prolay Das*, RSC Advances, 2019, 9, 41502-41510


* Self-assembled neutral [2+2] platinacycles showing minimal DNA Interactions, Khushwant Singh, Sonam Kumari, Achintya Jana, Sourav Bhowmick, Prolay Das*, Neeladri Das*, Polyhedron, 2019, 157, 267-275.


* Multi Format Compatible Visual and Fluorometric Detection of SEB Toxin in nanogram range by Carbon Dot-DNA and Acriflavine Nano-assembly, Sonam Kumari, Mayank Tiwari and Prolay Das*, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2019, 279,393-399.


* Heterobimetallic (FeII/PtII)-Based Supramolecular Coordination Complexes Using 1,1′-Ferrocene Dicarboxylate: Self-Assembly and Interaction with Carbon Dots, Achintya Jana , Saptarshi Mandal, Khushwant Singh, Prolay Das*, and Neeladri Das*, Inorganic Chemistry (ACS), 2019, 58, 2042-2053.


* Carbon Dot-DNA-Protoporphyrin Hybrid Hydrogel for Sustained Photoinduced Antimicrobial Activity, Sonam Kumari, Surendra Rajit Prasad, Debabrata Mandal and Prolay Das*, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 553, 228-238.


* Remarkable synergetic effect by in-situ covalent hybridization of carbon dots with graphene oxide and carboxylated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, P.R. Sreenath, Saptarshi Mandal, Seema Singh, Prolay Das, Anil K. Bhowmick, K. Dinesh Kumar, Polymer, 2019, 172, 283-293.


* A Pt(II)-based Hexagonal Ionic Supramolecular Coordination Complex and its DNA Interactions. Singh, K.; Kumari, S.; Jana, A.; Bhowmick, S.; Das, P.; Das, N., ChemistrySelect , 2019, 4, 8255 -8262.


* Synthesis, characterization, and mechanistic studies of a gold nanoparticle -amphotericin B covalent conjugate with enhanced anti leishmanial efficacy and reduced cytotoxicity, Kumar P, Saptarshi Mandal, Prolay Das, Debabrata Mandal, International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2019, 14, 6073-6101.



* Complex interplay of lesion-specific DNA repair enzyme on bistranded clustered DNA damage harboring Tg:G mismatch in nucleosome core particles, Bhavini Kumari, Kislay K. Sinha and Prolay Das,* Journal of Biosciences, 2018, 43, 575-583.

* Visual detection of G-quadruplex with mushroom derived highly fluorescent carbon quantum dots, Bhavini Kumari, Rekha Kumari, and Prolay Das*, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 2018, 157, 137-144.

* Vicinal abasic site impaired processing of a Tg:G mismatch and 8-oxoguanine lesions in three component bistranded clustered DNA damage, Bhavini Kumari, Pravin Jha, Kislay K. Sinha and Prolay Das*, RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 17921-17926.

* Creation of Linear Carbon Dot Array with Improved Optical Properties through Controlled Covalent Conjugation with DNA, Sonam Kumari, Apurv Solanki, Saptarshi Mandal, Deepa Subramanyam, and Prolay Das*, Bioconjugate Chemistry (ACS), 2018, 29, 1500-1504.

* Visual detection of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer DNA damage lesions by Hg2+ and carbon dots; Seema Singh, Manoj K. Singh and Prolay Das*, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2018, 1016, 49-58.

* Oxidative Stress-Mediated Overexpression of Uracil DNA Glycosylase in Leishmania donovani Confers Tolerance against Antileishmanial Drugs; A. Mishra, Md. I. Khan, P. K. Jha, A. Kumar, S. Das , Prolay Das, P. K. Das and K. K. Sinha, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2018, Article ID 4074357, 21 pages.

* Carbon Dots As a Nanotool For Integrated Photodynamic Therapy and Chemotherapy; Sonam Kumari, Seema Singh and Prolay Das*, Indian Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 57B, 265-270 (Invited Article) .

* Indenone derivatives as inhibitor of human DNA dealkylation repair enzyme AlkBH3, R. Nigam, K. R. Babu, T. Ghosh, Bhavini Kumari, D. Akula, S. N. Rath, Prolay Das, Roy Anindya, F. A. Khan, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 2018, 26, 4100-4112.



* Biosensing of solitary and clustered abasic site DNA damage lesions with copper nanoclusters and carbon dots; Seema Singh, Manoj K. Singh and Prolay Das, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2017, 255, 763-774.

* Self-assembly of DNA-porphyrin hybrid molecules for the creation of antimicrobial nanonetwork; Rina Kumari, Mohd. Imran Khan, Sourav Bhowmick, Kislay K. Sinha, Neeladri Das and Prolay Das*, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 2017, 172, 28–35.

* Carbon dot - Unique reinforcing filler for polymer with special reference to physico-mechanical properties; P.R. Sreenath, Seema Singh, M.S. Satyanarayana, Prolay Das, K. Dinesh Kumar, Polymer, 2017, 112, 189-200.

* Carbon dots assisted formation of DNA hydrogel for sustained release of drug; Seema Singh, Anshul Mishra, Rina Kumari, Kislay K. Sinha, Manoj K. Singh and Prolay Das, Carbon, 2017, 114, 169-176.



* A quantum dot–MUC1 aptamer conjugate for targeted delivery of protoporphyrin IX and specific photokilling of cancer cells through ROS generation; Seema Singh,  Pravin Jha, Vandana Singh, Kislay Sinha, Sahid Hussain,  Manoj K. Singh and  Prolay Das*, Integrative Biology, 2016, 8, 1040-1048.

* Impeded repair of abasic site damaged lesions in DNA adsorbed over functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube and graphene oxide; Rina Kumari, Titash Mondal, Anil K. Bhowmick and Prolay Das*, Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 2016, 803-804, 39-46.

* Hierarchical coassembly of DNA-triptycene hybrid molecular building blocks and zinc protoporphyrin IX; Rina Kumari, Sumit Singh, Mohan Monisha, Sourav Bhowmick, Anindya Roy, Neeladri Das and Prolay Das*, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2016, 7, 697-707.

* Accelerated processing of solitary and clustered abasic site DNA damage lesions by APE1 in the presence of aqueous extract of Ganoderma lucidum; Bhavini Kumari, Prolay Das* and Rekha Kumari, Journal of Biosciences, 2016, 41, 265-275.



* A family of mixed-ligand oxidovanadium (V) complexes with aroylhydrazone ligands: a combined experimental and computational study on the electronic effects of para substituents of hydrazone ligands on the electronic properties, DNA binding and nuclease activities; Debashis Patra, Nirmalendu Biswas, Bhavini Kumari, Prolay Das, Nayim Sepay, Shamba Chatterjee, Michael G. B. Drewe and Tapas Ghosh, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 92456-92472.

* Self assembled nanocages from DNA-protoporphyrin hybrid molecules; Vandana Singh, Mohan Monisha, Roy Anindya and Prolay Das, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 89025-89029.

* Melamine-DNA Encoded Periodicity of Quantum dot Arrays; Seema Singh, Rina Kumari, Anirban Chakraborty, Sahid Hussain, Manoj K., Singh and Prolay Das, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 461, 45-49.

* DNA–melamine hybrid molecules: from self-assembly to nanostructures; Rina Kumari, Shib Shankar Banerjee, Anil K. Bhowmick and Prolay Das, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2015, 6, 1432-1438.

* Repair efficiency of clustered abasic sites by APE1 in nucleosome core particles is sequence and position dependent; Vandana Singh, Bhavini Kumari and Prolay Das, RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 23691-23698.

* DNA mediated assembly of quantum dot–protoporphyrin IX FRET probes and the effect of FRET efficiency on ROS generation; Seema Singh, Anirban Chakraborty, Vandana Singh, Aniruddha Molla, Sahid Hussain, Manoj K. Singh and Prolay Das, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), 2015, 17, 5973-5981.