My research Interests are:
• Transition metal complexes mediated/catalyzed organic transformations.
• Design of heterogeneous catalyst for organic transformations.
• Small molecule activation using bio-inspired approaches.
• Design of transition metal based heterogeneous catalyst for environmental remediation process.
My teaching interests: Inorganic Chemistry
Students interested to work in the area of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Project 1, DST) or Water Remediation process (Project 2, UGC) may contact me.
B.Sc. Chemistry (Hons), Jadavpur University, India, (2005-2008).
M. Sc. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, (2008-2010).
Ph.D. Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur University, India, (2010-2016).
Post-doctoral research. Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Universite catholique de Louvain (IMCN/UCL), Belgium, 18 months BELSPO post doctoral Fellowship, (Feb, 2017- Aug, 2018).
I did my Ph.D from Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, under the supervision of Prof. Tapan Kanti Paine. My doctoral research title was, "Nonheme Iron Complexes for Bioinspired Oxidations with Dioxygen: Enhanced Reactivity through Immobilization on Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles". During this period I was engaged in developing functional models of Nonheme iron(II) enzymes for oxidation reactions. A part of my work also involved immobilization of these functional models on gold nanoparticles for catalytic selective oxidation reactions.
Then I moved to Belgium at the Universite catholique de Louvain (IMCN/UCL), for my post-doctoral research after receiving BELSPO postdoctoral Fellowship (18 months). Here I worked with Prof. Sophie Hermans and Prof. Olivier Riant. The work involved functionalization of carbon nanotubes for developing (organometallic/bio-inspired) catalysts with higher density of functional sites.
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CHEM01C1: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY-I
CHEM0401 (Inorganic Chemistry), Chemical Periodicity
CHEM 0802 Aspects of Chemical Bonding
CHEM 0802 Principle of symmetry in Chemistry
CHEM 1001B (Inorganic Special) Inorganic Rings, Cages & Clusters
Post Graduate Supervision+
Students interested to work in the field of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis may contact me or apply through University portal for Ph.D positions (when notified).
Lab instruments: Rotary Evaporator, Centrifuge, Hot Air Oven, Ultrasonic Bath, Weighing Balance, 1 PC for student already installed. GC, HPLC and Photochemical reactor will be installed shortly.
10. "Nickel complexes of ligands derived from (o-hydroxyphenyl) dichalcogenide: delocalised redox states of nickel and o-chalcogenophenolate ligands". S. Banerjee, D. Sheet, S. Sarkar, P. Halder, T. K. Paine* . Dalton Trans; 2019, 48, 17355-17363, Impact Factor (2018) = 4.052
9. “Carbon-Nanotube-Appended PAMAM Dendrimers Bearing Iron(II) α-Keto Acid Complexes: Catalytic Non Heme Oxygenase Models.” D. Sheet, A. Bera, Y. Fu, A. Desmecht, O. Riant*, S. Hermans*, Chem.- Eur. J. 2019, 25, 9191 – 9196, Impact Factor (2018) = 5.160
8. “Oxidizing Ability of a Dioxygen-Activating Nonheme Iron(II)-Benzilate Complex Immobilized on Gold Nanoparticles.” D. Sheet, A. Bera, R. D. Jana, T. K. Paine*, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 4828-4841, Impact Factor (2018) = 4.850
7. “Covalent Grafting of BPin functions on Carbon Nanotubes and Chan-Lam-Evans Post-Functionalization.” A. Desmecht, D. Sheet, C. Poleunis, S. Hermans*, O. Riant*, Chem.- Eur. J. 2019, 25, 1436-1440; Impact Factor (2018) = 5.160
6. “Aliphatic C-H Bond Halogenation by Iron(II)-α-Keto Acid Complexes and O2: Functional Mimicking of Nonheme Iron Halogenases.”, R. D. Jana, D. Sheet, S. Chatterjee, T. K. Paine*, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 8769-8777; Impact Factor (2018) = 4.850
5. “Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation and Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions Catalyzed by a Nonheme Iron(II)-α-Keto Acid Complex.” D. Sheet, T. K. Paine*, Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 5322-5331. Impact Factor (2018) = 9.556
4. “Dioxygen Activation and Two Consecutive Oxidative Decarboxylations of Phenylpyruvate by Iron(II) Complexes: Functional Models of Hydroxymandelate Synthase (HMS) and CloR.”, D. Sheet, T. K. Paine*, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 7681-7684; Impact Factor (2018) = 6.164
3. “Enhanced Reactivity of a Biomimetic Iron(II)-α-Keto acid Complex through Immobilization on Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles.” D. Sheet, P. Halder, T. K. Paine*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13314-13318. Impact Factor (2018) = 12.257
2. “Catalytic and RegiospecificExtradiol Cleavage of Catechol by a Biomimetic Iron Complex.” S. Chatterjee, D. Sheet, T. K. Paine*, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 10251-10253. Impact Factor (2018) = 6.164
1. “Iron(II)-Mediated Reductive Cleavage of Disulfide and Diselenide Bonds: Iron(III) Complexes of Mixed O, X, O and O, X (X = S, Se) Donor Ligands.”, T. K. Paine*, D. Sheet, T. Weyhermüller, P. Chaudhuri*, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 5250-5257; Impact Factor (2018) = 2.578
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