NIT Sikkim

NameDr. Taraknath Kundu
DesignationAssistant Professor
Academic QualificationM.Sc. / 2001 / University of Calcuta
Ph.D. / 2008 / Bose Institute / Jadavpur University
Post-doc / 2008-09 / Bose Institute, Kolkata
Post-doc / 2009-12 / Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Areas of InterestSynthetic Organic Chemistry of Heterocycles,
Asymmetric synthesis,
Medicinal Chemistry,
Isolation and Total synthesis of Natural Products
Work ExperiencePost-doc: 3.5 Years
Teaching: 2 Years at NIT Sikkim (April, 2012-14)
TeachingsChemistry (CY1001)
Chemistry Lab (CY1094)
List of Publications

List of Publication:

1. "\sigma-Ferrier rearrangement of carbohydrate derived vinylcycloprpanes: A facile approach to oxepine analogs" V. Ganesh+, Taraknath Kundu+ and S. Chandrasekaran* (Submitted, 2014)(+Authors contributed equally).

2. "Electrophile-Induced C-C Bond Activation of Vinylcyclopropanes for the Synthesis of Z-Alkylidenetetrahydrofurans" - V. Ganesh, Taraknath Kundu, S. Chandrasekaran* J. Org. Chem., 78 (2), pp 380-399 (2013).

3. "An efficient, general synthesis of 2-substituted 3,6-dihydropyrrolo[3,2-e]indoles involving one-pot Sonogashira coupling and cyclisation" - M. Rakshit, Taraknath Kundu, G. K. Kar* and M. Chakrabarty, Monatsh Chem. 144 (05), pp 717-724 (2013))

4. "10 Years of Click Chemistry: Synthesis and Applications of Ferrocene Derived Triazoles." - V. Ganesh, V. Sai Sudhir, Taraknath Kundu and S. Chandrasekaran* Chem. An Asian J., 6 (10), 2670-2694, (2011) (A Review Article; Amongst the 25 most accessed papers in this journal in 2012).

5. "An expedient, regioselective synthesis of novel 2-alkylamino- and 2-alkylthio-thiazolo[5,4-e]- and -[4,5-g]indazoles and their anticancer potential." - M. Chakrabarty,* Taraknath Kundu, S. Arima and Yoshihiro Harigaya, Tetrahedron, 64 (28), 6711-6723, (2008).

6. "N-Bromosuccinimide- A selective, mild substitute for bromine"-a mini-review-Taraknath Kundu, Synlett (Spotlight-152), (3), 498-499, (2006).

7. "Mild deprotection of tert-butyl carbamates of NH-heteroarenes under basic conditions" - M. Chakrabarty,* Taraknath Kundu and Y. Harigaya, Synth. Commun., 36 (14), 2069-2077, (2006).

8. "An expedient, regioselective synthesis of 2-alkylamino- and 2-alkylthio- thiazolo[5,4-e]indoles" - M. Chakrabarty*, Taraknath Kundu, S. Arima, and Y. Harigaya, Tetrahedron Lett., 46 (16), 2865-2868, (2005).

9. "Clay-mediated reactions of indoles with cyclohexane-1,3-diones: an expedient route to indolylcyclohexenones" - M. Chakrabarty*, Taraknath Kundu and Y. Harigaya, J. Chem. Res., (11), 778-780, (2004).

Poster Presentations in Symposia:

1. "Electrophile-Induced C-C Bond Activation of Vinylcyclopropanes: Syntheses of Z-Alkylidenetetrahydrofurans, and Oxepin Analogs by Ring Expansion through \sigma Ferrier Rearrangement in Carbohydrates" Taraknath Kundu, V. Ganesh and S. Chandrasekaran* - National Symposium on Sustainable Chemistry: Frontiers and Challenges (SCFC-2014) held at North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India during 27th February-01st March, 2014.

2. "Bromenium Catalysed Cascade Cyclization of Vinylcyclopropanes and Vinylcyclobutanes"-V. Ganesh, Taraknath Kundu and S. Chandrasekaran,* - Pfizer Symposium on Organic Chemistry held at Dept. of Organic Chemistry, IISc, Bangalore on November 4th, 2011. (Won the best poster award).

3. "Regioselective synthetsis of 2-substituted thiazolo[5,4-e]indoles" - Taraknath Kundu and M. Chakrabarty,* Abstr., P-91, Joint International Conference on Advances in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (AOCCB-2006), held at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad during January 11-12, 2006.

4. "Reaction of indoles with carbonyl compounds on montmorillonite K10 clay: some recent observations" - S. Karmakar, Taraknath Kundu, A. Mukherji and M. Chakrabarty,* Abstr., P-149, 7th CRSI National Symposium in Chemisry (NSC-7), held at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata during February 4-6, 2005.
Membership of Professional BodiesLife Member,
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
AchievementsUGC CSIR NET (JRF) in July, 2001
Office AddressDepartment of Chemistry
National Institute of Technology Sikkim
Ravangla, South Sikkim
PIN 737 139
03595 - 260042