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Dr. Samar Kumar Guha

Designation: Associate Professor


Office Extension: 1807

Room No: 5A01-15

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Research Interests

  • Oxidation of Alkanes by Fluorinated Catalysts
  • Organic Synthesis (Carotenoids, Sulfones, Esters,)
  • Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals
  • Natural Products
  • Environmental Science

Educational Background

  • Ph.D, (Organic Chemistry (Synthesis)), Division of Basic Sciences, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Master of Science (MSc), (Organic Chemistry (Synthesis)), Division of Material Chemistry, Kanazawa University, Japan
  • Master of Science (MSc), (Organic Chemistry (Thesis: Natural Products)), Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), (Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka

Honors and Achievements

  • Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (BCSJ) Award, Chemical Society of Japan, 2004
  • Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbusho Scholarship), October, 1998 - March, 2004, 1998


  • An Efficient Method for the Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation of Cycloalkanes using 3, 4, 5, 6-Tetrafluoro-N-Hydroxyphthalimide (F4-NHPI), Egyptian Journal of Chemistry, 2022
  • Muntingia calabura Leaves Mediated Green Synthesis of CuO Nanorods: Exploiting Phytochemicals for Unique Morphology, Materials, 2021
  • Aerobic Oxidation of Cyclopentane by Using Fluorinated N-Hydroxyphthalimide Derivatives, Science Journal of Chemistry, 2020
  • Hydrogenolysis of sugar beet fiber by supported metal catalyst, Catalysis Communications, 2011
  • Conversion of Cellulose into Renewable Chemicals by Supported Metal Catalysis, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2011
  • Conversion of Cellulose to Sugars, RSC Energy and Environment Series No. 1, 2010
  • ‘‘Syn Effect’’ in Nucleophilic Addition of Amines to 1,3-Dienyl Sulfone and Ethyl (E)-2,4-Pentadienoate, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 2008
  • Catalyst composed by nitrogen atom containing cyclic compound, and oxidizing method of organic compound using the same, Japanese Patent Application, Patent no. JP2008221048A, 2008
  • Aerobic Oxidation of Cyclohexane using N-Hydroxyphthalimide Bearing Fluoroalkyl Chains, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 2008
  • C10 Dialdehyde, Synthetic Method Thereof, and Synthetic Method of beta-Carotene Using The Same, US Patent Application, Patent no. US 7470822 B2 (Date of patent: Dec. 30, 2008), 2006
  • TMS•OTf-Catalyzed a-bromination of carbonyl compounds by N-bromosuccinimide, Tetrahedron Letters, 2006
  • ‘‘Syn-Effect’’ in Nucleophilic Addition of Amines to 1,3-Dienylsulfone, Chemistry Letters, 2006
  • Bioactive Alkaloid from Sida cordifolia Linn. with Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities, Iranian Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2006
  • Sulfone Coupling and Double-Elimination Strategy for Carotenoid Synthesis, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2005
  • ‘‘Syn-Effect’’ in the Conversion of (E)-(alpha),(beta)-Unsaturated Esters into the Corresponding (beta),(gamma)-Unsaturated Esters and Aldehydes into Silyl Enol Ethers, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 2004
  • ‘‘Syn-Effect’’ in the Conversion of (E)-(alpha),(beta)-Unsaturated Esters to the Corresponding (beta),(gamma)-Unsaturated Esters, Chemistry Letters, 2003
  • ‘‘Syn-Effect’’ in the Desilylation Reaction of (gamma)-Silylated Allylic and Vinylic Sulfones, Chemistry Letters, 2003
  • “ Syn - Effect ” in the Isomerization of ( E )-α-Fluorovinylic Sulfones to the Corresponding Allylic Sulfones under Basic Conditions, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 2002
  • Isolation and Characterization of Three Triterpenoids and a Dicarboxylic Acid from the Fruit Pulp of Dillenia Indica, Journal of the Bangladesh Chemical Society, 1998