IIEST, Shibpur

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

(Formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur)

Empowering the nation since 1856

Mrinal K. Bera

UGC-Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore)
  • MSc (Berhampur University)



  1. Mobile: +91 99321 52526


  1. Office: Department of Chemistry, IIEST Shibpur, PO- Botanic Garden, Howrah- 711 103 (WB), India
  2. Email: mrinalkbera@yahoo.com, mrinalkbera26@gmail.com

Research Experience

  • 05/2012 - 05/2013: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Prof. Goverdhan Mehta), University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
  • 10/2011 - 03/2012: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Prof Yujiro Hayashi), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • 09/2008 - 04/2011: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Prof Hans Reissig), Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Area of Research

  • Total Synthesis of natural products
  • Development of new synthetic methods
  • Heterocyclic compounds and Organocatalysis

Courses Undertaken

Post Graduate

    • Organic reaction mechanism
    • Asymmetric reaction and synthetic application
    • Peptide synthesis

Under Graduate

  • Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules
  • Polymer Materials
  • Spectroscopic Techniques in Chemistry
  • Mechanism of Some Selected Organic Reactions

Recent Publications (Last 10)

  1. The Flogel-Three-Component Reaction with Dicarboxylic Acids- an Approach to Bis-β-alkoxy-β-ketoenamides for the Synthesis of Complex Pyridine and Pyrimidine Derivatives. Bera, M. K.; Dominguez, M.; Hommes, P.; Reissig, U.-U. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 394-404.
  2. Synthesis of Branched Oligo(2-thienyl)-substituted Pyridine Derivatives. Bera, M. K.; Trawny, D.; Zimmer, R.; Rabe, J. P.; Lentz, D.; Reissig, H.-U. Adv. Synth. Cat. 2013, 355, 3463–3473.
  3. An approach toward the synthesis of PPAP natural product garsubellin A: construction of the tricyclic core. Mehta, G.; Bera, M. K. Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 1815–1821. (I.F.=2.90)
  4. In Search of Oligo(2-thienyl)-substituted Pyridine Derivatives: A Modular Approach to Di-, Tri- and Tetra(2-thienyl)pyridines. Bera, M. K.; Hommes, P.; Reissig, H.-U. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 11838–11843. (VIP Article) (I.F.=5.83)
  5. A practical two-step procedure for the preparation of enantiopure pyridines: Multicomponent reaction of alkoxyallenes, nitriles and carboxylic acids followed by a cyclocondensation reaction. Eidamshaus, C.; Kumar, R.; Bera, M. K.; Reissig, H.-U. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 962–975. (I.F.=2.80)
  6. Synthetic studies toward the PPAP natural products, prolifenones A and B and hyperforin: an Effenberger cyclization approach. Mehta, G.; Dhanbal, T.; Bera, M. K. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 5, 5302–5305. (I.F.=2.38)
  7. Preparation of pyrimidine-N-oxides by condensation of functionalized enamides with hydroxylamine hydrochloride. Zimmer, R.; Lechel, T.; Rancam, G.; Bera, M. K.; Reissig, H.-U. Synlett, 2010, 1793– 1796. (I.F.=2.66)
  8. A route to alkenyl substituted 4-Hydroxypyridine and pyrimidine derivatives via three-component access to β-alkoxy-β-ketoenamides. Bera, M. K.; Reissig, H.-U. Synthesis, 2010, 2129–2138. (I.F.=2.50)
  9. Synthetic studies towards the phloroglucin natural product hyperforin: construction of the fully prenylated bicyclic core. Mehta, G.; Bera, M. K. Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 3519–3522. (I.F.=2.38)
  10. A stereodefined approach towards the bicyclo[3.3.1]nonan-9-one core of phloroglucin natural products guttiferone A and hypersampsone F. Mehta, G.; Bera, M. K.; Chatterjee, S. Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 1121–1124. (I.F.=2.38)