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Nanda Dulal Paul

About


Dr. Nanda Dulal Paul, originally from Kamakhyaguri, after completing his schooling from Kamakhyaguri High School, passed B. Sc, with Chemistry (Hons.) from St. Xaviers College, Kolkata in 2005 and completed his M.Sc. in chemistry with Inorganic Chemistry specialization in 2007 from the University of Calcutta. He did his Ph.D. at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, IACS, Kolkata under the supervision of Professor Sreebrata Goswami from 2007-2012. In July 2012 he moved to the van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands as an ERC funded scientific researcher. Before completing his tenure as a scientific researcher at HIMS with Prof. Bas de Bruin, he was offered the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, IIEST, Shibpur in November 2013. Since January 2014, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, IIEST. He is married to Sutanuva and has two little sons Navayan and Suvayan.

Academic Qualifications


  • Scientific Researcher, Van't Hoff Institute of Molecular Science, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012-Dec 2013. (With Professor Bas de Bruin)
  • Ph. D. in Science, IACS (Jadavpur University), Kolkata, India, 2012 (Advisor: Professor Sreebrata Goswami)
  • M. Sc. University of Calcutta, 2007
  • B. Sc., St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University, 2005

Research Statement


Synthesis of new ligands and catalysts, Homogeneous and Bio-inspired catalysis, Spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, DFT, New redox non-innocent ligand design, Synthesis of new catalysts featuring cheap and earth abundant transition metal ions, Development of alternative approaches in homogeneous catalysis using ligand centered redox events, Metal catalyzed C-H functionalization/activation, Dehydrogenation and cross dehydrogenative coupling, Photo catalytic reactions.

Group Homepage: https://ndpaul.wixsite.com/icndp

 

Latest Publications


  • 1 Rakesh Mondal, Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Gargi Chakraborty, and Nanda D. Paul*, Iron Catalyzed Synthesis of Pyrimidines Under Air, DOI 10.1002/adsc.201901172, Adv. Synth. & Catal., 2019
  • 2 Rakesh Mondal, Gargi Chakrabortya, Kaj M.van Vliet, Nicolaas P. van Leest, Bas de Bruin, Nanda D.Paul*, Copper-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenative functionalization of alkanes to allylic esters, 490, 163-173, Inorg. Chim. Acta (Invited article on the occasion of 60th birth anniversary of Prof. G. K. Lahiri), 2019
  • 3 Siuli Das, Suman Sinha, Deepannita Samanta, Rakesh Mondal, Gargi Chakraborty, Paula Brandaõ, Nanda D. Paul*, Metal–Ligand Cooperative Approach To Achieve Dehydrogenative Functionalization of Alcohols to Quinolines and Quinazolin-4(3H)-ones under Mild Aerobic Conditions, 84, 10160-10171, J. Org. Chem., 2019
  • 4 Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Anannya Saha, Gargi Chakraborty, Rakesh Mondal, Nanda D. Paul*, Achieving Nickel Catalyzed C–S Cross-Coupling under Mild Conditions Using Metal–Ligand Cooperativity, 84, 4072-4085, J. Org. Chem., 2019
  • 5 Suman Sinha, Rina Sikari, Vivek Sinha, Upasona Jash, Siuli Das, Paula Brandão, Serhiy Demeshko, Franc Meyer, Bas de Bruin and Nanda D. Paul*, Iron-Catalyzed/Mediated C-N Bond Formation: Competition Between Substrate Amination vs. Ligand Amination, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 2019
  • 6 Gargi Chakraborty, Rina Sikari, Siuli Das, Rakesh Mondal, Suman Sinha, Seemika Banerjee and Nanda D. Paul, Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Quinolines, 2-Aminoquinolines and Quinazolines using Singlet Di-radical Ni(II)-Catalysts, J. Org. Chem. 2019, 2019
  • 7 Seuli Parua, Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Gargi Chakraborty, and Nanda D. Paul*, Nickel Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Approach to Quinolines, 16, 274-284, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018,, 2018
  • 8 Andrei Chirila, Kaj M. van Vliet, Nanda D. Paul, and Bas de Bruin, [Co(MeTAA)] Metalloradical Catalytic Route to Ketenes via Carbonylation of Carbene Radicals, 2251–2258, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 2018
  • 9 Siuli Das, Suman Sinha, Upasona Jash, Rina Sikari, Anannya Saha, Suman Barman, Paula Brandaõ, and Nanda D. Paul*, Redox Induced Interconversion and Ligand Centered Hemilability in NiII-Complexes of Redox Noninnocent Azo-aromatic Pincers, 57, 5830–5841, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 2018
  • 10 Upasona Jash, Gargi Chakraborty, Suman Sinha, Rina Sikari, Rakesh Mondal and Nanda D. Paul*, Cu(II)-Complex of 1, 10-Phenanthroline Based Pincer as Efficient Catalyst for Oxidative Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling of Carboxylic Acids with Unactivated Alkanes, 7, 1681–1688, A. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 2018
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    Research Areas


    • Cros coupling and annulation reactions
    • Dehydrogenation and cross dehydrogenative coupling.
    • Metal catalyzed C-H functionalization/activation.
    • Development of alternative approaches in homogeneous catalysis using ligand centered redox events.
    • Synthesis of new catalysts featuring cheap and earth abundant transition metal ions.
    • New redox non-innocent ligand design.
    • DFT
    • X-ray crystallography
    • Spectroscopy
    • Homogeneous and Bio-inspired catalysis
    • Synthesis of new ligands and catalysts.

    Publications


  • 1 Rakesh Mondal, Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Gargi Chakraborty, and Nanda D. Paul*, Iron Catalyzed Synthesis of Pyrimidines Under Air, DOI 10.1002/adsc.201901172, Adv. Synth. & Catal., 2019
  • 2 Rakesh Mondal, Gargi Chakrabortya, Kaj M.van Vliet, Nicolaas P. van Leest, Bas de Bruin, Nanda D.Paul*, Copper-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenative functionalization of alkanes to allylic esters, 490, 163-173, Inorg. Chim. Acta (Invited article on the occasion of 60th birth anniversary of Prof. G. K. Lahiri), 2019 3 Siuli Das, Suman Sinha, Deepannita Samanta, Rakesh Mondal, Gargi Chakraborty, Paula Brandaõ, Nanda D. Paul*, Metal–Ligand Cooperative Approach To Achieve Dehydrogenative Functionalization of Alcohols to Quinolines and Quinazolin-4(3H)-ones under Mild Aerobic Conditions, 84, 10160-10171, J. Org. Chem., 2019 4 Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Anannya Saha, Gargi Chakraborty, Rakesh Mondal, Nanda D. Paul*, Achieving Nickel Catalyzed C–S Cross-Coupling under Mild Conditions Using Metal–Ligand Cooperativity, 84, 4072-4085, J. Org. Chem., 2019 5 Suman Sinha, Rina Sikari, Vivek Sinha, Upasona Jash, Siuli Das, Paula Brandão, Serhiy Demeshko, Franc Meyer, Bas de Bruin and Nanda D. Paul*, Iron-Catalyzed/Mediated C-N Bond Formation: Competition Between Substrate Amination vs. Ligand Amination, Inorg. Chem. 2019, 2019 6 Gargi Chakraborty, Rina Sikari, Siuli Das, Rakesh Mondal, Suman Sinha, Seemika Banerjee and Nanda D. Paul, Dehydrogenative Synthesis of Quinolines, 2-Aminoquinolines and Quinazolines using Singlet Di-radical Ni(II)-Catalysts, J. Org. Chem. 2019, 2019
  • 7 Seuli Parua, Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Gargi Chakraborty, and Nanda D. Paul*, Nickel Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Approach to Quinolines, 16, 274-284, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018,, 2018
  • 8 Andrei Chirila, Kaj M. van Vliet, Nanda D. Paul, and Bas de Bruin, [Co(MeTAA)] Metalloradical Catalytic Route to Ketenes via Carbonylation of Carbene Radicals, 2251–2258, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 2018
  • 9 Siuli Das, Suman Sinha, Upasona Jash, Rina Sikari, Anannya Saha, Suman Barman, Paula Brandaõ, and Nanda D. Paul*, Redox Induced Interconversion and Ligand Centered Hemilability in NiII-Complexes of Redox Noninnocent Azo-aromatic Pincers, 57, 5830–5841, Inorg. Chem. 2018, 2018
  • 10 Upasona Jash, Gargi Chakraborty, Suman Sinha, Rina Sikari, Rakesh Mondal and Nanda D. Paul*, Cu(II)-Complex of 1, 10-Phenanthroline Based Pincer as Efficient Catalyst for Oxidative Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling of Carboxylic Acids with Unactivated Alkanes, 7, 1681–1688, A. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 2018
  • 11 Seuli Parua, Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, Gargi Chakraborty, Rakesh Mondal and Nanda D. Paul*, Accessing Polysubstituted Quinazolines via Nickel Catalyzed Acceptorless Dehydrogenative Coupling, 83, 11154–11166, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 2018
  • 12 Andrei Chirila, Braja Gopal Das, Nanda D. Paul, and Bas de Bruin, Diastereoselective Radical-Type Cyclopropanation of Electron-Deficient Alkenes Mediated by the Highly Active Cobalt(II) Tetramethyltetraaza[14]annulene Catalyst, 9, 1413 – 1421, ChemCatChem 2017, 2017
  • 13 Seuli Parua, Siuli Das, Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, and Nanda D. Paul, One-pot Cascade Synthesis of Quinazolin-4(3H)-ones via Nickel-Catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling of o-Aminobenzamides with Alcohols, 82, 7165–7175, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 2017
  • 14 Suman Sinha, Siuli Das, Rina Sikari, Seuli Parua, Paula Brandão, Serhiy Demeshko, Franc Meyer, and Nanda D. Paul, Redox Noninnocent Azo-Aromatic Pincers and Their Iron Complexes. Isolation, Characterization, and Catalytic Alcohol Oxidation, 56, 14084–14100, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 2017
  • 15 Rina Sikari, Suman Sinha, Upasona Jash, Siuli Das, Paula Brandão, Bas de Bruin, and Nanda D. Paul*, Deprotonation Induced Ligand Oxidation in a NiII Complex of a Redox Noninnocent N1-(2-Aminophenyl)benzene-1,2-diamine and Its Use in Catalytic Alcohol Oxidation, 55, 6114?6123, Inorg. Chem. 2016, 2016
  • 16 Z. Tang, S. Mandal, Nanda D. Paul, M. Lutz, P. Li, J. I. van der Vlugt and B. de Bruin, Rhodium Catalysed Conversion of Carbenes into Ketenes and Ketene Imines using PNN Pincer Complexes, 2, 1561–1577, Org. Chem. Front., 2015, 2015
  • 17 Nilanjana Majumdar, Nanda D. Paul, Sutanuva Mandal, Bas de Bruin, and William D. Wulff, Catalytic Synthesis of 2H-Chromenes, 5, 2329?2366, ACS Catal. 2015, 2015
  • 18 Utpal Rana, Nanda D. Paul, Sanjoy Mondal, Chanchal Chakraborty, Sudip Malik, Water Soluble Polyaniline Coated Electrode: A Simple and Nimble Electrochemical Approach for Ascorbic Acid Detection, 192, 43–49, Synthetic Metals 2014, 2014
  • 19 Debabrata Sengupta, Pradip Ghosh, Tanmay Chatterjee, Harashit Datta, Nanda D. Paul, and Sreebrata Goswami, Ligand-Centered Redox in Nickel(II) Complexes of 2-(Arylazo)pyridine and Isolation of 2-Pyridyl-Substituted Triaryl Hydrazines via Catalytic N-Arylation of Azo-Function, 53, 12002?12013, Inorg. Chem. 2014, 2014
  • 20 Sreetosh Goswami, Debabrata Sengupta, Nanda D. Paul, Tapan K. Mondal, and Sreebrata Goswami, Redox Non-Innocence of Coordinated 2-(Arylazo) Pyridines in Iridium Complexes: Characterization of Redox Series and an Insight into Voltage-Induced Current Characteristics, 20, 6103 – 6111, Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 2014
  • 21 Nanda D. Paul, Sutanuva Mandal, Matthias Otte, Xin Cui, X. Peter Zhang, and Bas de Bruin, Metalloradical Approach to 2H-Chromenes, 136, 1090?1096, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 2014
  • 22 Nanda D. Paul, Andrei Chirila, Hongjian Lu, X. Peter Zhang, and Bas de Bruin, Carbene Radicals in Cobalt(II)–Porphyrin-Catalysed Carbenecarbonylation Reactions; A Catalytic Approach to Ketenes, 19, 12953–12958, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 2013
  • 23 Averi Guha, Tanmay Chattopadhyay, Nanda D. Paul, Madhuparna Mukherjee, Somen Goswami,Tapan Kumar Mondal, Ennio Zangrando, and Debasis Das, Radical Pathway in Catecholase Activity with Zinc-Based Model Complexes of Compartmental Ligands, 51, 8750?8759, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 2012
  • 24 Nanda. D. Paul, U. Rana, S. Goswami, T. K. Mondal, S. Goswami, Azo Anion Radical Complex of Rhodium as a Molecular Memory Switching Device: Isolation, Characterization, and Evaluation of Current-?Voltage Characteristics, 134, 6520, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 2012
  • 25 M. Panda, Nanda D. Paul, S. Joy, C. Hung and S. Goswami, Hydrido iridium(III) Complexes of Azoaromatic Ligands. Isolation, Structure and Studies of their Physicochemical Properties, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2011, 2011
  • 26 S. Joy, T. Krämer, Nanda D. Paul, P. Banerjee, J. E. McGrady, S. Goswami, Isolation and Assessment of the Molecular and Electronic Structures of Azo-?Anion-?Radical Complexes of Chromium and Molybdenum. Experimental and Theoretical Characterization of Complete Electron-?Transfer Series, 50, 9993, Inorg. Chem. 2011, 2011
  • 27 Nanda. D. Paul, S. Samanta, T. K. Mondal, S. Goswami, Examples of Reductive Azo Cleavage and Oxidative Azo Bond Formation on Re2(CO)?10 Template: Isolation and Characterization of Re(III) Complexes of New Azo-?Aromatic Ligands, 50, 7886, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 2011
  • 28 S. Mandal, Nanda D. Paul, P. Banerjee, T. K. Mondal, S. Goswami, 1,4-Alkyl Migration Associated with Simultaneous S-C Bond Cleavage and N-C Bond Formation in Platinum Complexes of 2-Aminothioethers. Characterization of Intramolecular Interligand Charge Transfer Phenomenon, 39, 2717, Dalton Trans., 2010, 2010
  • 29 Nanda. D. Paul, S. Samanta, S. Goswami, Redox Induced Electron Transfer in Doublet Azo-?Anion Diradical Rhenium(II) Complexes. Characterization of Complete Electron Transfer Series, 49, 2649, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 2010
  • 30 Nanda. D. Paul, T. Krämer, J. E. McGrady, S. Goswami, Dioxygen Activation by Mixed-?valent Dirhodium Complexes of Redox Non-?innocent Azoaromatic Ligands, 46, 7124, Chem. Commun., 2010, 2010
  • 1 Nanda D. Paul, Pauline Gualco, and Bas de Bruin, Ligand Design In Metal Chemistry: Reactivity and Catalysis, Wiley, (edited by Stradiotto,M. & Lundgren, R.) ISBN: 978-1-118-83983-6. (Invited Book Chapter), 2015
  • Patents


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    Projects


    • Development of New Catalytic Methodologies Using Transition Metal Complexes of Macrocyclic Ligands, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Metal Ligand Cooperitivity in Transition Metal Complexes of Multifunctional Ligands, Sponsored
      Ongoing