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     Rahul Bhattacharya

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Chemistry
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Tanmaya Pathak
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2002 :: Completed in 2009
AddressDept. of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins university, Baltimore, USA , MD-21218.
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Jadavpur University, Kolkata, WB-700032Chemistry with Organic chemistry Specialization2001

Research Areas
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Modification of monosaccharides for medicinal use
  • Development of sugar based Antibiotics
  • Synthesis of Aminosugar
  • Nucleoside Chemistry

  • Operation of 200/400MHz NMR Instrument
  • X-ray crystallography_ solution of crystal structures and refinement using SELEX programme
  • Knowledge of computer systems
  • Comfortable with search engine like SCIFINDER

  • Presently working as a Postdoctoral fellow, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGG, Maryland, USA
  • Post Doctoral Training (January 2009-October 2009), Chimie Bio-organique, DPM-UMR 5063 CNRS, France
  • Mentoring Students during their MSc Projects
  • 5yrs teaching experience of taking tutorial classes of B.Tech 1st year students at IIT-Kharagpur

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • CSIR(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) 2001, Ph. D. Fellowship (Government of India)
  • Research fellowship under ARCUS programme (2009) Indo-french collaborative research option

Papers Published in Journals
  • A vinyl sulfone-modified carbohydrate mediated new route to aminosugars and branchedchain sugars by T. Pathak, R. Bhattacharya, Carbohydr Res., 343, 1980-1998 (2008)
  • Diastereoselective addition of planar N-heterocycles to vinyl sulfone-modified carbohydrates_a new route to isonucleosides by A. K. Sanki, R. Bhattacharya, A.K. Atta, C. G. Suresh, T. Pathak Tetrahedron 64, 10406-10416 (2008)
  • Densely Functionalized Chiral Pyrroles from Endocyclic, Exocyclic and Acyclic Vinyl Sulfone-modified Carbohydrates by R. Bhattacharya, A. K. Atta, D. Dey, T. Pathak J. Org. Chem 74(2), 669-674 (2009)
  • Vinyl Sulfone-Modified Hex-3-Enopyranosides_ Novel Routes to C3-C4 and C4-C5 Cyclopropanated Hexopyranosides. by R. Bhattacharya, D. Dey, T. Pathak Eur. J. Org. Chem 30, 5255-5260 (2009)
  • Addition of Amines and Carbon Nucleophiles to Vinyl Sulfone-modified 6-Deoxy-hex-3-enopyranoside_A Case of Nucleophile Dependent Diastereoselectivity by T. Pathak, R. Bhattacharya Carbohydr Res 344, 2336-2341 (2009)
  • An Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Remarkable Influence of Protecting Groups on the Selectivity of Addition of Amines to Vinyl Sulfone-modified Hex-2-enopyranosides by R. Bhattacharya, M. K. Kesharwani, C. Manna, B. Ganguly, C. G. Suresh, T. Pathak J. Org.Chem 75, 303-314 (2010)

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