Chemistry | NIT Sikkim

NameDr. Barun Jana
DesignationGuest Faculty
Academic QualificationB.Sc./2003/Vidyasagar University
M. Sc. /2005/ IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Ph. D. /2008/ WWU Muenster, Germany
Areas of InterestSupramolecular Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Work ExperiencePost.Doc./2009-2012/Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory, USA
SERB-DST Fast Track Scientist/2013-2017/ Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata
TeachingsGuest Faculty/2016-2017/ Presidency University, Kolkata
List of Publications1. Barun Jana* and Pradyut Ghosh*, Structural Diversities in Ag(I) Complexes of Xylyl Platform Based Isomeric Bis-NHC Ligands: Effects of Pyridine Wingtip Substituent. New Journal of Chemistry, 2017, 41, 2131.
2. Barun Jana* and Werner Uhl*, New Aluminum and Gallium Complexes of ?-diketiminato and ?-ketiminato ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 455, 61-69.
3. Naresh Eedugurala, Megan Hovey, Hung-An Ho, Barun Jana, Nicole L. Lampland, Arkady Ellern and Aaron D. Sadow*. Cyclopentadienyl-bis(oxazoline) Magnesium and Zirconium Complexes in Aminoalkane Hydroaminations. Organometallics, 2015, 34, 5566 5575.
4. Nicole L. Lampland, Jing Zhu, Megan Hovey, Barun Jana, Arkady Ellern, and Aaron D. Sadow*, Piano-stool lutetium amido and imido compounds supported by a constrained bis(oxazoline)cyclopentadienyl ligand. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 6938 6946.
5. Bidyut Akhuli, Luca Cera, Barun Jana, Subrata Saha, Christoph A. Schalley*, Pradyut Ghosh*, Formation and Transmetalation Mechanisms of Homo- and Heterometallic (Fe/Zn) Trinuclear Triple-stranded Side-by-Side Helicates. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 4231-4242.
6. Barun Jana, Arkady Ellern, Oleg pestovosky*, Aaron D. sadow* and Andreja Bakac*, Synthesis of Monomeric Fe(II) and Ru(II) Complexes of tetradentate Phosphines. Inorg. Chem, 2011, 50, 3010.
7. Barun Jana, Megan Hovey, Arkady Ellern, Oleg pestovosky*, Aaron D. sadow* and Andreja Bakac*, Unusual structural moitif in a zwitterionic Fe(II) complex of a tetradentate phosphine. Dalton Transaction 2012, 41, 12781.
8. Barun Jana and Werner Uhl*, A Persistent Alkyaluminum Peroxide: Surprising Stability of a Molecule Having Strong Reducing and Oxidizing Functions in Close Proximity. Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 3067. (Selected as VIP).
9. Barun Jana and Werner Uhl*, Reactions of ?-Diketiminatoaluminum Hydrides with tert-Butyl Hydrogenperoxide-Facile Formation of Dialuminoxanes Containing Al O Al Groups. J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, 694, 1101.
10. Barun Jana and Werner Uhl*, Bridging and Terminal Arrangement of Alkylperoxo Groups in Organoindium Peroxides. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 3942
11. Sayantan Pathak, Barun Jana, Manab Mandal, Vivekananda Mandal, Tanmay K. Ghorai*, Antimicrobial activity study of a ?3-oxo bridged [Fe3O(PhCO2)6(MeOH)3](NO3)(MeOH)2] cluster. Journal of Molecular Structure, 2017, 1147, 480.
12. Sayantan Pathak, Niladri Biswas, Barun Jana, Tanmay K Ghorai*, Synthesis and characterization of a nano Cu2 cluster, Advanced Materials Proceedings, 2017, 2(4), 275
13. Sayantan Pathak, Barun Jana, Mithun K. Ghosh, Tanmay K. Ghorai*, (C7H7NO4Mo)n: Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Stability of a new Oxo-bridged Helical-1D-Polymer Cluster, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2017, 1149, 480
14. Sayantan Pathak, Barun Jana, Tanmay K. Ghorai* [Mn(C16N2O4H11S)2(CH3OH)4]: facile synthesis of a new type of Mn complex formed by extensive ?-? stacking interaction, J. Indian Chem. Soc. accepted 15. Barun Jana, Luca Cera, Bidyut Akhuli, Sourenjit Naskar, Christoph A. Schalley, Pradyut Ghosh, Competitive Transmetalation of First-Row Transition-Metal Ions between Trinuclear Triple-Stranded Side-by-Side Helicates, Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 56, 0000-0000; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01980. (Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering news)
Membership of Professional Bodies
Achievements2014-2017: Awarded start-up grant for Young Scientist from SERB-DST, government of India
2009-2012: Awarded postdoctoral fellowship at the Ames laboratory and department of chemistry in the Iowa State University, USA
2005-2008: Awarded international fellowship to pursue graduate studies at NRW graduate School of chemistry at WWU Muenster, Germany
2004-2005: Awarded MCM fellowship from IIT Bombay.
2003: Awarded National Scholarship to pursue higher studies on the basis of B.Sc. result
Office AddressDepartment of Chemistry,
NIT Sikkim Ravangla Campus,
Barfung Block Sikkim 737139