Bhairab Ganguly College

Bhairab Ganguly College

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    NAAC Grade A+
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    W.B. State Univ.
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  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Qualification: MSc., Ph.D.
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  • Area of Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interest:

  • Bio-inspired Catalysis, Molecular Magnet, Abiotic Small Molecule Sensors, Crystal Engineering

Teaching Experience:

  • 4 years (17.07.2017 ̶ Till Date)


CSIR-UGC and GATE 2017

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Working as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in Kyushu and Chubu University JAPAN (14.01.2013−14.07.2017 JST-ACT-C Project)


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Research Paper Publications in Journal:

1. Nayak, M.;Majumder, S.; Lemoine, P.; Mohanta, S. Synthesis, Characterization, and Structure of a Cyano-Bridged Two-Dimensional CuIICoIII Coordination Polymer Derived from Trans-1,2-Diaminocyclohexane as Blocking Ligand.J. Chem. Crystallogr. 2008, 38, 937-942.

2. Fleck, M.; Hazra, S.;Majumder, S.; Mohanta, S. Syntheses, Structures, and Electrochemistry of a Dinuclear Compound and a Mononuclear–Mononuclear Cocrystalline Compound of Uranyl(VI).Cryst. Res. Technol. 2008, 43, 1220-1229.

3. Hazra, S.;Majumder, S.; Fleck, M.; Mohanta, S.Synthesis, Molecular and Supramolecular Structure, Spectroscopy, and Electrochemistry of a Dialkoxo-bridged Diuranyl(VI) Compound Polyhedron2008, 27, 1408-1414.

4. Hazra, S.;Majumder, S.; Fleck, M.;Aliaga-Alcalde, N.;Mohanta, S.Synthesis, Molecular and Supramolecular Structures, Electrochemistry, and Magnetic Properties of Two Macrocyclic Dicopper(II) Complexes: Microporous Supramolecular Assembly.Polyhedron2009, 28, 3707-3714.

5. Hazra, S.; Majumder, S.; Fleck, M.; Koner, R.; Mohanta, S. Syntheses, Structures, Absorption, and Emission Properties of a Tetraiminodiphenol Macrocyclic Ligand and its Dinuclear Zn(II) and Pb(II) Complexes. Polyhedron2009, 28, 2871-2878.

6. Majumder, S.; Hazra, S.; Dutta, S.; Biswas, P.;Mohanta, S Syntheses, Structures, and Electrochemistry of Manganese(III) Complexes Derived from N,N¢-o-Phenylenebis(3-ethoxysalicylaldimine): Efficient Catalyst for Styrene Epoxidation.Polyhedron2009, 28, 2473-2479.

7. Majumder, S.; Koner, R.; Lemoine, P.; Nayak, M.; Ghosh, M.; Hazra, S.; Lucas, C. R.; Mohanta. S. Role of Coordinated Water and Hydrogen-Bonding Interaction in Stabilizing Monophenoxo-Bridged Triangular CuIIMIICuII Compounds (M = Cu, Co, Ni or Fe) Derived from N,N¢-Ethylenebis(3-Methoxysalicylaldimine): Syntheses, Structures, and Magnetic Properties. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 3447-3457.

8. Sasmal, S.; Hazra, S.; Kundu, P.; Majumder, S.; Aliaga-Alcalde, N.; Ruiz, E.; Mohanta, S. Magneto-Structural Correlation Studies and Theoretical Calculations of a Unique Family of Single End-to-End Azide Bridged NiII4 Cyclic Clusters. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 9517-9526.

9. Sasmal, S.; Majumder, S.;Hazra, S.; Sparkes, H. A.; Howard, J. A. K.; Nayak, M.;  Mohanta, S.Tetrametallic [2×1+1×2], Octametallic Double-Decker–Triple-Decker [5×1+3×1], Hexametallic Quadruple-Decker and Dimetallic-Based One-Dimensional Complexes of Copper(II) and s block metal ions Derived from N,N¢-Ethylenebis(3-ethoxysalicylaldimine)Cryst. Eng. Commun. 2010, 12, 4131-4140.

10. Jana, A.; Majumder, S.; Carrella, L.; Nayak, M.; Weyhermueller, T.; Dutta, S.; Schollmeyer, D.; Rentschler, E.; Koner, R.; Mohanta, S. Syntheses, Structures, and Magnetic Properties of Diphenoxo-Bridged CuIILnIII and NiII (Low-Spin)LnIII Compounds Derived from a Compartmental Ligand (Ln = Ce – Yb). Inorg. Chem. 201049, 9012-9025.

11. Majumder, S.; Dutta, S.;Carrella,L.; Rentschler, E.; Mohanta, S.Syntheses, Structures, Electrochemical measurements and Magnetic properties of two Iron(III) Complexes Derived from N,N¢-o-phenylenebis(3-ethoxysalicylaldimine)J. Mol. Struc. 2011, 1006, 216−222.

12. Majumder, S.; Sarkar, S.; Sasmal, S.; Sañudo, E. C.; Mohanta, S. Heterobridged Dinuclear, Tetranuclear, Dinuclear-Based 1-D, and Heptanuclear-Based 1-D Complexes of Copper(II) Derived from a Dinucleating Ligand: Syntheses, Structures, Magnetochemistry, Spectroscopy, and Catecholase Activity. Inorg. Chem. 201150, 7540-7554.

13. Majumder, S.; Fleck, M.; Lucas, C. R.; Mohanta, S.A New Tetraiminodiphenol Macrocyclic Ligand and its Two Dicopper(II) Complexes: Syntheses, Crystal Structures, Electrochemistry and Magnetochemistry.J. Mol. Struc. 2012, 1020, 127-133.

14. Majumder, S.; Mandal, L.; Mohanta, S. Synthesis, Structures and Steady State and Time Resolved Photophysical Properties of a New Tetraiminodiphenol Macrocyclic Ligand and its Dinuclear Zinc(II)/Cadmium(II) Complexes with Coordinating and Noncoordinating anions. Inorg.Chem. 2012, 51, 8739-8749.

15. Sarkar, S.; Majumder, S.; Sasmal, S.; Carrella, L.; Rentschler, E.; Mohanta, S. Triple bridged m-phenoxo-bis(m-carboxylate) and double bridged m-phenoxo-m1,1-azide/m-methoxide dicopper(II) complexes: syntheses, structures, magnetochemistry, spectroscopy and catecholase activity.Polyhedron2013, 50, 270-282.

16. Majumder, S.; Mondal, S.; Lemoine, P.; Mohanta, S. Dinuclear Mixed-valence CoIIICoII Complexes Derived from a Macrocyclic Ligand: Unique Example of a CoIIICoIIComplex Showing Catecholase Activity. .Dalton Trans. 2013, 4561-4569.

17. Chakraborty, P., Majumder, S.; Jana, A.; Mohanta, Syntheses, structures, catecholase activity, spectroscopy and electrochemistry of a series of manganese(III) complexes: Role of auxiliary anionic ligand on catecholase activity. SInorg. Chim. Acta2014, 410, 65-75.

18.Mandal, L.; Majumder, S.; Mohanta, S. Syntheses, crystal structures and steady state and time-resolved fluorescence properties of a PET based macrocycle and its dinuclear ZnII/CdII/HgII complexes. Dalton Trans. 2016,45, 17365-17381.

19. Haleem, A. A.; Majumder, S.; Nagaraju, P.; Zahran, Z. N.; Naruta, Y.Enhanced Performance of Pristine Ta3N5 Photoanodes for Solar Water Splitting by Modification with Fe-Ni-Co Mixed-Metal Oxide Cocatalysts. J. Phys. Chem. C2017, 121, 20093-20100.

20. Majumder, S.; Haleem, A. A.; Nagaraju, P.; Naruta, Y. A new preparation of a bifunctional crystalline heterogeneous copper electrocatalyst by electrodeposition using a Robson-type macrocyclic dinuclear copper complex for efficient hydrogen and oxygen evolution from water.Dalton Trans. 2017,46, 9131-9139.

21. Majumder, S.; Haleem, A. A.; Nagaraju, P.; Naruta, Y. Remarkable Improvement in Water Oxidation Catalysis by Moderate Heat Treatment of a Crystalline SilverBased Thin Film Developed InSitu from Silverions in Acetate Solution. ChemistrySelect2018, 3, 678-682.

22. Mandal, S.; Majumder, S.; Mondal, S.; Mohanta, S. Syntheses, crystal structures and magnetic properties of two heterobridged m-phenoxo-m1,1-azide/isocyanate dinickel(II) compounds: experimental and theoretical exploration. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 4556-4565.

23. Mandal, S.; Majumder, S.; Mohanta, S. Syntheses, Crystal Structures and Experimental/Theoretical Magnetic Properties of Two Butterfly NiII2YIII2 Compounds. ChemistrySelect2019,8074-8081.

24. Majumder, S.; Pramanik, A.; Mandal, S.; Mohanta, S. Experimental and Theoretical Exploration of Sensing and Magnetic Properties of a Triply Bridged Dicopper(II) Complex: The First Discrete Metal Complex to Sense Picric Acid in Pure water. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A Chem. 2019, 383, 111987−111997.

25. A metal complex based fluorescent chemodosimeter for selective detection of 2,4-dinitrophenol and picric acid in aqueous media Pramanik, A., Majumder, S., Sparkes, H. A., Mohanta, S. Dalton Trans. 2022, 51, 14700-14711.

26. Chemodosimetric Mechanistic Insight through Trapping Intermediate for Selective Detection of Picric Acid in Aqueous Medium by a Dinuclear CdII Complex, Pramanick, A., Das, R., Majumder, S., Mohanta, S. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. Accepted May 2023.

Conference Publication:

1. Majumder, S.; Haleem, A. A.; Nagaraju, P.; Naruta, Y. (Bio-inspired Heterogeneous Transition metal-oxide based catalyst for water-splitting)Seminar on “Environment, Economy and Humanity: A Multi-disciplinary Research Approach 21st March 2018, Bhairab Ganguly College, West Bengal, India.

2. Majumder, S; Zahran, Z; Naruta, Y. (Visible Light Driven Water Oxidation Using Co-modified Ruthenium(II) Dye/Manganese Porphyrin Dimer Catalyst on) 97th CSJ Annual Meeting 16th March−19th March 2017, Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, (Presented Paper).

3. MAJUMDER, S; Zahran, Z; Naruta, Y. (Visible light driven water splitting using DSC-type titania electrodes co-modified with a catalyst) Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2015, 9th September−11th September 2015, Sugimoto Campus, Osaka City University, Japan, (Poster Presenter).

4. Majumder, S; Zahran, Z; Naruta, Y. (Visible Light Driven Water Splitting Using Dye/Catalyst Co-modified TiO2 Electrodes)95th CSJ Annual Meeting 26th March−29th March 2015, Nihon University, Chiba, Japan, (Presented Paper).

5. MAJUMDER, S; Ohta, T; Naruta, Y. (Efficient Molecular Iron Catalysts for CO2 Reduction by Incorporating Local Proton Mediator) 94th CSJ Annual Meeting 27th March−30th March 2014, Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University, Japan, (Poster Presenter).

6. Majumder, S; Mohanta, S. (Utilization of  Spin–Coupled Copper(II) Clusters and Polymers to Mimic Biocatalysis: A Structural, Spectroscopic and Kinetic Study) Modern Trends In Inorganic Chemistry" (MTIC-XIV), 10th December−13th December 2011, School of Chemistry Hyderabad, India.

7. Majumder, S; Mohanta, S. (Syntheses, Structures and Electrochemistry of Manganese(III) Complexes Derived from N,N¢-o-Phenylenebis(3-Ethoxysalicylaldimine): Efficient Catalyst for Styrene Epoxidation) National Seminar on ‘Current Trends in Chemistry-V (NSCTCV), 25th February, 2011, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India.

8. Majumder, S; Mohanta, S. (Syntheses, Structures, and Magnetic Properties of   phenoxo-Bridged CuIILnIII and NiII(Low-Spin)LnIII Compounds Derived from a Compartmental Ligand (Ln = Ce–Yb), International Symposium on Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry (FIC-2010), 10th December −13th December 2010, IACS, Kolkata, India.

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