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Laksmikanta Adak

Academic Qualifications


  • Assistant Professor - Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, India (March 2019 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor - Sovarani Memorial College, Affiliated to University of Calcutta, Howrah, India (June 2017 - March 2019)
  • Program-Specific Assistant Professor – Kyoto University, Japan (April 2016 - April 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Kyoto University, Japan (September 2014 - March 2016)
  • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Kyoto University, Japan (September 2012 - August 2014)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (January 2010 - May 2012)
  • Ph.D. in Science - Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (degree obtained from Jadavpur University), Kolkata, India, 2010
  • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry Special) - Vidyasagar University, India, 2005 [qualified GATE, NET-CSIR and placed among top 20%]
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry Honours) – from Midnapore College, affiliated to Vidyasagar University, India, 2003 (Gold Medalist)

Latest Publications


  • 1 Adak, L.; Jin, M.; Saito, S.; Kawabata, T.; Itoh, T.; Ito, S.; Sharma, A. K.; Isozaki, K. Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalysed Enantioselective Carbometalation of Azabicycloalkenes, 57, 6975–6978, Chem. Commun., 2021
  • 2 Adak, L.; Hatakeyama, T.; Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalyzed Cross- Coupling Reactions Tuned by Bulky ortho-Phenylene Bisphosphine Ligands, 94, 1125–1141, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2021
  • 3 Adak, L.; Ghosh, T., Recent Progress in Iron-Catalyzed Reactions towards the Synthesis of Bioactive Five- and Six-Membered Heterocycles, 24, 2634-2664, Curr. Org. Chem., 2020
  • 4 Ranu, B. C.; Ghosh, T.; Adak, L., Recent Progress on Carbon-Chalcogen Bond Formation Reaction Under Microwave Irradiation, 7, 40-49, Curr. Microwave Chem., 2020
  • 5 Iwamoto, T.; Okuzono, C.; Adak, L.; Jin, M. Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalysed Enantioselective Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling of Racemic Alkyl Bromides, 55, 1128–1131, Chem. Commun., 2019
  • 6 Adak, L.; Kawamura, S.; Toma, G.; Isozaki, K.; Takaya, H.; Orita, A.; Li, H. C.; Nakamura, M., Synthesis of Aryl C-Glycosides via Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Halosugars: Stereoselective Anomeric Arylation of Glycosyl Radicals, 139, 10693– 10701, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017
  • 7 Sharma, A. K.; Sameera, W. M. C.; Jin, M.; Adak, L.; Okuzono, C.; Iwamoto, T.; Kato, M.; Nakamura, M.; Morokuma, K., DFT and AFIR Study on the Mechanism and the Origin of Enantioselectivity in Iron- Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions, 139, 16117– 16125, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017
  • 8 Jin, M.; Adak, L.; Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalyzed Enantioselective Coupling of ?-Chloroesters, 11, 0861-0861, Synfacts, 2015
  • 9 Jin, M.; Adak, L.; Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalyzed Enantioselective Cross- Coupling Reactions of ?- Chloroesters with Aryl Grignard Reagents, 137, 7128– 7134, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015
  • 10 Takaya, H.; Nakajima, S.; Nakagawa, N.; Isozaki, K.; Imayoshi, R.; Gower, N. J.; Adak, L.; Hatakeyama, T.; Honma, T.; Nagashima, H.; Nakamura, M., Investigation of Organoiron Catalysis in Kumada–Tamao–Corriu-Type Cross-Coupling Reaction Assisted by Solution-Phase X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, 88, 410– 418, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2015
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    Research Areas


    • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    • Naturally abundant first-row transition metal catalysis (e.g., Fe, Co, Ni and Cu) and mechanistic investigation
    • Development of new reagents and methods for novel organic transformations
    • C–H bond activation/functionalization reactions, Asymmetric catalysis/synthesis
    • Green synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis

    Publications


  • 1 Adak, L.; Jin, M.; Saito, S.; Kawabata, T.; Itoh, T.; Ito, S.; Sharma, A. K.; Isozaki, K. Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalysed Enantioselective Carbometalation of Azabicycloalkenes, 57, 6975–6978, Chem. Commun., 2021
  • 2 Adak, L.; Hatakeyama, T.; Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalyzed Cross- Coupling Reactions Tuned by Bulky ortho-Phenylene Bisphosphine Ligands, 94, 1125–1141, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2021
  • 3 Adak, L.; Ghosh, T., Recent Progress in Iron-Catalyzed Reactions towards the Synthesis of Bioactive Five- and Six-Membered Heterocycles, 24, 2634-2664, Curr. Org. Chem., 2020
  • 4 Ranu, B. C.; Ghosh, T.; Adak, L., Recent Progress on Carbon-Chalcogen Bond Formation Reaction Under Microwave Irradiation, 7, 40-49, Curr. Microwave Chem., 2020
  • 5 Iwamoto, T.; Okuzono, C.; Adak, L.; Jin, M. Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalysed Enantioselective Suzuki–Miyaura Coupling of Racemic Alkyl Bromides, 55, 1128–1131, Chem. Commun., 2019
  • 6 Adak, L.; Kawamura, S.; Toma, G.; Isozaki, K.; Takaya, H.; Orita, A.; Li, H. C.; Nakamura, M., Synthesis of Aryl C-Glycosides via Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Halosugars: Stereoselective Anomeric Arylation of Glycosyl Radicals, 139, 10693– 10701, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017
  • 7 Sharma, A. K.; Sameera, W. M. C.; Jin, M.; Adak, L.; Okuzono, C.; Iwamoto, T.; Kato, M.; Nakamura, M.; Morokuma, K., DFT and AFIR Study on the Mechanism and the Origin of Enantioselectivity in Iron- Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions, 139, 16117– 16125, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017
  • 8 Jin, M.; Adak, L.; Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalyzed Enantioselective Coupling of ?-Chloroesters, 11, 0861-0861, Synfacts, 2015
  • 9 Jin, M.; Adak, L.; Nakamura, M., Iron-Catalyzed Enantioselective Cross- Coupling Reactions of ?- Chloroesters with Aryl Grignard Reagents, 137, 7128– 7134, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015
  • 10 Takaya, H.; Nakajima, S.; Nakagawa, N.; Isozaki, K.; Imayoshi, R.; Gower, N. J.; Adak, L.; Hatakeyama, T.; Honma, T.; Nagashima, H.; Nakamura, M., Investigation of Organoiron Catalysis in Kumada–Tamao–Corriu-Type Cross-Coupling Reaction Assisted by Solution-Phase X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, 88, 410– 418, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 2015
  • 11 Adak, L.; Yoshikai, N., Iron-Catalyzed Annulation Reaction of Arylindium Reagents and Alkynes to Produce Substituted Naphthalenes, 68, 5167– 5171, Tetrahedron, 2012
  • 12 Saha, D.; Adak, L. ; Ranu, B. C., Hydroxyapatite-Supported Cu(I)-Catalysed Cyanation of Styrenyl Bromides with K4[Fe(CN)6]: an Easy Access to Cinnamonitriles, 10, 952– 957, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012
  • 13 Banerjee, S.; Adak, L.; Ranu, B. C., Ionic Liquid/PPh3 Promoted Cleavage of Diphenyl Disulfide and Diselenide: A Straight–Forward One-Pot Route to the Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Sulfides and Selenides, 53, 2149– 2152, Tetrahedron Lett., 2012
  • 14 Adak, L.; Yoshikai, N., Cobalt-Catalyzed Preparation of Arylindium Reagents from Aryl and Heteroaryl Bromides, 76, 7563– 7568, J. Org. Chem., 2011
  • 15 Adak, L.; Chan, W. C.; Yoshikai, N., Nickel-Catalyzed, Directing Group-Assisted [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Imine and Alkynes, 6, 359– 362, Chem. Asian J., 2011
  • 16 Adak, L.; Bhadra, S.; Chattopadhyay, K.; Ranu, B. C., Amphiphilic Allylation of Activated Alkenes by Allyl Acetates and Allylstannanes Catalyzed by Palladium Nanoparticles, 35, 430– 437, New J. Chem., 2011
  • 17 Bhadra, S.; Adak, L.; Samanta, S.; Islam, A. K. M. M.; Mukherjee, M.; Ranu, B. C., Synthesis of Oxazines and Dioxanes from Aziridines and Epoxides, 3, 0339-0339, Synfacts, 2011
  • 18 Bhadra, S.; Adak, L. ; Samanta, S.; Islam, A. K. M. M.; Mukherjee, M.; Ranu, B. C., Alumina-Supported Cu (II), A Versatile and Recyclable Catalyst for Regioselective Ring Opening of Aziridines and Epoxides and Subsequent Cyclization to Functionalized 1,4-Benzoxazines and 1,4- Benzodioxanes, 75, 8533– 8541, J. Org. Chem., 2010
  • 19 Adak, L.; Bhadra, S.; Ranu, B. C., Palladium (0) Nanoparticle– Catalyzed sp2 C–H Activation: A Convenient Route to Alkyl–Aryl Ketones by Direct Acylation of Aryl Bromides and Iodides with Aldehydes, 51, 3811– 3814, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010
  • 20 Saha, D.; Adak, L.; Ranu, B. C., Palladium(0) Nanoparticles- Catalyzed Ligand–free Direct Arylation of Benzothiazoles via C-H Bond Functionalization, 51, 5624– 5627, Tetrahedron Lett., 2010
  • 21 Adak, L.; Chattopadhyay, K.; Ranu, B. C., Palladium Nanoparticles– Catalyzed C–N Bond Formation. A Highly Regio–and Stereoselective Allylic Amination by Allyl Acetates, 74, 3982– 3985, J. Org. Chem., 2009
  • 22 Adak, L.; Chattopadhyay, K.; Ranu, B. C., C—N Bond Formation with Palladium Nanoparticles, 8, 0937-0937, Synfacts, 2009
  • 23 Ranu, B. C.; Chatopadhyay, K.; Adak, L.; Saha, A.; Bhadra, S.; Saha, D.; Dey, R., Metal Nanoparticles as Efficient Catalysts for Organic Reactions, 81, 2337– 2354, Pure Appl. Chem., 2009
  • 24 Ranu, B. C.; Adak, L.; Chattopadhyay, K., Hydroxyapatite–Supported Palladium–Catalyzed Efficient Synthesis of (E)-2- Alkene-4-ynecarboxylic Esters, Intense Fluorescence Emission of Selected Compounds, 73, 5609– 5612, J. Org. Chem., 2008
  • 25 Samanta, S.; Adak, L.; Jana, R.; Mostafa, G.; Tunonen, H. M.; Ranu, B. C.; Goswami, S., Oxidative ortho-C–N Fusion of Aniline by OsO4. Isolation, Characterization of Oxo–Amido Osmium(VI) Complexs, and their Catalytic Activities for Oxidative C–C Bond Cleavage of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons, 47, 11062– 11070, Inorg. Chem., 2008
  • 26 Ranu, B. C.; Adak, L.; Banerjee, S., Ionic Liquid Promoted Interrupted Feist–Benary Reaction with High Diastereoselectivity, 49, 4613– 4617, Tetrahedron Lett., 2008
  • 27 Ranu, B. C.; Bhadra, S.; Adak, L., Indium (III) Chloride- Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Multiple Bonds by tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide in Water a Safer Alternative to Ozonolysis, 49, 2588– 2591, Tetrahedron Lett., 2008
  • 28 Ranu, B. C.; Chattopadhyay, K.; Adak, L., Solvent-Controlled Highly Selective Bis– and Monoallylation of Active Methylene Compounds by Allyl Acetate with Palladium(0)Nanoparticle, 9, 4595– 4598, Org. Lett., 2007
  • 29 Ranu, B. C.; Banerjee, S.; Adak, L., Regioselective Cross– Coupling of Allylindium Reagents with Activated Benzylic Bromides-A Simple and Efficient Procedure for the Synthesis of Terminal Alkenes, 48, 7374– 7379, Tetrahedron Lett., 2007
  • 30 Ranu, B. C.; Adak, L.; Banerjee, S., Halogenation of Carbonyl Compounds by an Ionic Liquid, [AcMIm]X, and Ceric Ammonium Nitrate (CAN), 60, 358– 362, Aust. J. Chem., 2007
  • 31 Ranu, B. C.; Adak, L.; Banerjee, S., Efficient Regio– and Stereo– Selective Cleavage of Aziridines and Epoxides using an Ionic Liquid as Reagent and Reaction Medium, 85, 366–371, Can. J. Chem., 2007
  • 1 Ranu, B. C.; Chattopadhyay, K.; Saha, A.; Adak, L.; Jana, R.; Bhadra, S.; Dey, R.; Saha, D., Potential of Metal Nanoparticles in Organic Reactions, 106, 12003–, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2008
  • 1 Ranu, B. C.; Ghosh, T.; Adak, L., Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Bioactive Five- and Six-Membered Heterocycles Catalyzed by Heterogeneous Metal Catalysts, (Elsevier Green Chemistry Book, Vol-2. Green Catalytic Systems and Solvents, 2nd edn, Ed. G. Bramhachari),, Elsevier Publications, Accepted (to be published ), 2021
  • 2 Ranu, B. C.; Ghosh, T.; Adak, L.; Panja, S., Synthesis and Reactivity of Selenophene and Their Benzo- and Other Carbocyclic-Fused Derivatives, Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry IV, Ed. Henry N. C. Wong,, Elsevier Publications, In Press, doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.14776-6,, 2019
  • Patents


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    Projects


    • Synthesis of Iron Complexes and Their Catalytic Role in 1,4-Addition Reactions of Organoboron Reagents to alpha,beta-Unsaturated Carbonyl and Related Compounds, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Iron-Catalyzed Enantioselective Carbometalation and Ring-Opening Reactions of Oxabicycloalkenes and other Related Substrates and Mechanistic Consideration [International Collaborative Research Program of Institute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University, Japan], Sponsored
      Ongoing

    Awards


    • Awarded with Prize for Best Poster Presentation from Asutosh College, Kolkata in association with Indian Chemical Society, Year: 2017
    • The MEXT project “Integrated Research on Chemical Synthesis” Research Fellowship from Kyoto University, Japan, Year: 2014
    • JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Government of Japan, Year: 2012
    • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, Year: 2007
    • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Year: 2005
    • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, Year: 2005
    • Awarded University Gold Medal, Year: 2003
    • Awarded National Scholarship, Year: 2001

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