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Magnesium Chemistry - Current Trends and Future Perspectives

Sailaja Sunkari

Banaras Hindu University

Dr. Sailaja S. Sunkari is a Life Member of the Chemical Research Society of India, as well as a member of the Indian Crystallographic Association and Indian Science Congress Association.


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Magnesium marks its presence as the sixth most abundant element in earth's crust, the third most abundant element in seawater, and the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body. Its unique role in photosynthesis ensuring a sustainable planet is obvious. Adding to this, its considerably less density (compared to aluminum) has been advantageously utilized by construction and aviation industries. The unique role of alkyl magnesium halides in the chemical industry is also an exemplar. With changing societal needs and lifestyles, the focus of research in magnesium chemistry has turned towards exploring its use in energy storage batteries as magnesium ion batteries (substitute for lithium-ion batteries) for powering e-vehicles, electronic devices, etc. Research is also focused on modifying Mg-alloys to be bio-compatible so that they can be effectively used in biomedical applications (dentistry, orthopedic, or cardiovascular fields), using novel Mg-based catalysts in asymmetric syntheses, as well as the therapeutic role of Mg in treating conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, bronchial asthma, preeclampsia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Focusing on the new trends in the field of magnesium chemistry, the book intends to provide a broad overview of contemporary advances with futuristic perspectives.

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Sailaja Sunkari

Banaras Hindu University

Dr. Sailaja S. Sunkari obtained her Ph.D. in 2003 from University of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, working with Prof. M. V. Rajasekharan on the structural studies of Coordination Polymers. She later joined Prof. Hiroshi Nishihara at the Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow (2003-2005). She worked as a DST-India Women Scientist from October 2007 to Febebruary 2008 at Banaras Hindu University. Subsequently, she joined Banaras Hindu University as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry (Mahila Mahavidyalaya, 2008-2020) and was promoted to Associate Professor in February 2020. She has supervised 4 doctoral theses and published 26 research articles in the fields of luminescence and small molecule magnetism. She has acted as a reviewer for CrystEngComm, Dalton Transactions, New Journal of Chemistry, and Journal of Coordination Chemistry. Her research interests are centered over exploring the luminescent and magnetic properties of supramolecular assemblies by structural modifications.

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