Dr. Mrinal Kanti Das

Dr. Mrinal Kanti Das

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Educational Qualifications M.Sc. (Visva Bharati), Ph.D. (IISER Bhopal), 1st Postdoc (IISER Bhopal), 2nd Postdoc (Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA)/td>
Specialization Organic Chemistry
Courses Undertaken UG level
Area of Research
  • Total Synthesis of Architecturally Novel Natural and Unnatural Products, Synthetic Methodology.
  • Asymmetric catalysis.
  • Development of new catalytic methods involving novel reactivity concepts to enable the rapid generation of architecturally complex chiral molecules and natural products from simple building blocks.
  • Developing Novel Building Blocks for Disruptive Design of 1D- and 2D-π-Conjugated Polymers and H-shaped molecules.
Awards & Fellowships:
  • Cleared Joint CSIR-UGC (National Eligibility Test) June 2012 and obtained CSIR JRF with All India Rank 101.
  • Cleared Joint CSIR-UGC (National Eligibility Test) December 2012 and obtained CSIR JRF with All India Rank 65.
  • Cleared Joint CSIR-UGC (LS) (National Eligibility Test) June 2013 and obtained CSIR JRF with All India Rank 54.
  • Cleared Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2013
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF-CSIR), India (2015-2018) [for doctoral studies]
  • IISER Bhopal Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, India (September 11, 2018– May 11, 2019)
  • Georgetown University Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA (May 21, 2019– March 13, 2020)
Publications
Sl. no. Authors Title Book/Journal Year ISBN/ISSN
1 Das, M. K.;‡ De, S.;‡ Shubhashish.; Bisai, A. Concise total syntheses of (±)-mesembrane and (±)-crinane Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 3585-3588. (RSC) 2015 1477-0520
2 De, S.; Das, M. K.; Bhunia, S.; Bisai, A. Unified Approach to the Spiro(pyrrolidinyl-oxindole) and Hexahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indole Alkaloids: Total Syntheses of Pseudophrynamines 270 and 272A Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 5922–5925. (ACS) 2015 1523-7060
3 Das, M. K.; De, S.; Shubhashish; Bisai, A. Concise Total Syntheses of (±)-joubertiamine, (±)-O-methyljoubertiamine, (±)-3'-methoxy-4'-O-methyljoubertiamine, (±)-mesembrane and (±)-crinane Synthesis 2016, 48, 2093-2104. (Thieme) 2016 0039-7881
4 De, S.; Das, M. K.; Roy, A.; Bisai, A. Synthesis of 2 Oxindoles Sharing Vicinal All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocenters via Organocatalytic Aldol Reaction J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 12258-12274. (ACS) 2016 0022-3563
5 Kumar, N.; Das, M. K.; Ghosh, S.; Bisai, A. Development of catalytic deacylative alkylations (DaA) of 3-acyl-2-oxindoles: total synthesis of meso-chimonanthine and related alkaloids Chem.Commun. 2017, 53, 2170-2173 (RSC) 2017 1359-7345
6 Das, M. K.; Kumar, N.; Bisai, A. Catalytic Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Naturally Occurring Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids, (−)-Crinine, (−)-epi-Crinine, (−)-Oxocrinine, (+)-epi-Elwesine, (+)-Vittatine, and (+)-epi-Vittatine Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 4421-4424. (ACS) 2018 1523-7060
7 Das, M. K.;‡ Roy.; A.;‡ Chaudhuri, S.; Bisai, A. Transition-Metal Free Oxidative Alkynylation of 2-Oxindoles with Ethynylbenziodoxolone (EBX) Reagents J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 403-421. (ACS) 2018 0022-3563
8 Chaudhuri, S.; Bhunia, S.; Roy.; A.; Das, M. K.; Bisai, A. Biomimetic Total Syntheses of Clavine Alkaloids Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 288-291.(ACS) 2018 1523-7060
9 Das, M. K.;‡ Dinda, K. B.;‡ Bisai, V. A unified approach to sesquiterpenes sharing trimethyl(p-tolyl) cyclopentanes: Formal total synthesis of (±)-laurokamurene B Tetrahedron Lett. 2019, 60, 2039-2042. (Elsevier) 2019 0040-4039
10 Maity, A.;‡ Roy, A.;‡ Das, M. K.; De, S.; Naskar, M.; Bisai, A. Oxidative Cyanation of 2-Oxindoles: Formal Total Synthesis of (±)-Gliocladin C Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18, 1679-1684. (RSC) 2020 1477-0520
11 Das, M. K.; Yadav, A.; Majumdar, S.; Bisai, A. Catalytic Deacylative Alkylations (DaA) of Enolcarbonates: Total Synthesis of (±)-Crinane Tetrahedron Lett. 2020, 61, XXX-XXX. (DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2020.152129) (Elsevier) 2020 0040-4039
Participation in Seminar/Conferences/Workshops
Sl. no. Name of the programme National/International Date(s) Title of the presentation Organized by
1 J-NOST Conference International 5th-7th Dec., 2013 IISER Bhopal
2 Interaction: In-house Symposium National 30th August 2014 IISER Bhopal
3 Interaction: In-house Symposium National 1th October 2016 Poster Title: Unified Approach to the Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids of Biological Importance IISER Bhopal
4 Pre-ICOS Conference International 9th-10th Dec., 2016 Poster Title: Unified Approach to the Asymmetric Total Syntheses of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids of Biological Importance IISER Bhopal
5 Royal Society of Chemistry-IISERB Symposium International 3rd February 2015 IISER Bhopal
6 Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis towards Sustainable Future National 20th August-02nd September 2016 IISER Bhopal
7 J-NOST Conference International 9th-12th November 2017 Oral Presentation Title: Unified Total Syntheses of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids and Related Natural Products Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
8 Inter-Disciplinary Explorations in Chemistry International 06th-08th Dec., 2018 Oral Presentation Title: Catalytic Deacylative Alkylations (DaA) of Enolcarbonates: Total Syntheses of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids IISER Bhopal