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Suman De Sarkar

Associate Professor
Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: sds [at]
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Research Interest:

• Transition Metal Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation and Co-operative Catalysis• Photoredox Catalysis• Organic Electrochemistry

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Organic Chemistry), Organic Chemistry Institute (Westfälische Wilhelms-University Muenster, Germany), 2010
  2. MSc (Chemistry), IIT Kanpur, 2007
  3. BSc (Chemistry), Vivekananda College (University of Calcutta), 2005


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Assitant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2015 - 2019)
  3. Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany (2013 - 2015)
  4. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2011 - 2013)

Awards and Honors:

  1. DSM Science & Technology Award, Netherlands from DSM (2011)
  2. D. C. Mukherjee Gold Medal award from Vivekananda College, Kolkata, India (2005)

Selected Publications:

  1. Das, Sanju; Maiti, Debabrata and De Sarkar, Suman. 2018."Synthesis of Polysubstituted Quinolines from Alpha - 2-Aminoaryl Alcohols Via Nickel-catalyzed Dehydrogenative Coupling." J. Org. Chem., 83, 00
  2. Dey, Soumen and De Sarkar, Suman. 2017."Synthetic Applications of Vinyl Ruthenium Carbene Derived from Diazoalkanes and Alkynes." Adv. Synth. Catal., 359, 2709
  3. De Sarkar, Suman. 2016."Remote C-H Functionalization by a Palladium - Catalyzed Transannular Approach." Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 55, 10558

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