Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute

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Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (formerly Central Salt Research Institute) is a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India.[1] The Institute was inaugurated by Jawahar Lal Nehru on 10 April 1954 at Bhavnagar, in Gujarat.[2]

Technology developed[edit]

  • Preparations of nutrient-rich salt of plant origins
  • Electrodialysis domestic desalination system
  • Preparation of novel iodizing agent
  • "CleanWrite" writing chalk
  • Preparation of low sodium salt of botanic origin
  • Plastic Chip Electrodes [3, 4].

Research activity[edit]

  • Molecular sensors for selective recognition of cations/anions
  • Recognition of analytes and neutral molecules in physiological condition
  • Supramolecular metal complexes to study photo-induced energy/electron transfer processes
  • Nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
  • Smart Materials
  • Tailored and modified electrodes.
  • Green Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry and development of novel drug delivery system
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Natural products
  • Recovery of precious metal ions from natural sources
  • Crystal engineering
  • Computational Study
  • Electrochemical/chemical value addition processes
  • Development of polyethylene based inter polymer membranes and design of electrodialysis units


  1. ^ "List of CSIR laboratories and their important research programmes" (PDF). csirhrdg.nic.i. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Genesis of CSMCRI". csmcri.org. Retrieved 18 October 2014.

3. Polymer–graphite composite: a versatile use and throw plastic chip electrode; Mosarrat Perween, Dilip B. Parmar, Gopala Ram Bhadu, Divesh N. Srivastava; Analyst, 139 (2014) 5919-5926.

4. An improved next generation off-laboratory polymer chip electrode USA [US20170082576; A1]