Sayantan Paria




Sayantan Paria



Assistant Professor


Born: Contai, Medinipur, West Bengal
Ph. D. (Prof. Tapan Kanti Paine), Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India, 2008-2012
Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Prof. Shinobu Itoh), Osaka University, Japan, 2013-2016.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Prof. Antoni Llobet), ICIQ – Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain, 2016-2017.
Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, April 2017-Present

Postdoctoral fellowship from ICIQ International Postdoctoral Mobility Programme (ICIQ-IPMP), 2016, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014. Selected for Poster Slam presentation, AsBIC 7, 2014
Honorable Mention Awards of IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, 2013. Qualified National Eligibility Test (CSIR, Govt. of India), 2007.


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Research Interests


Bioinspired inorganic chemistry, water oxidation catalyzed by transition metal complexes, nitrogen fixation, spectroscopic characterization of metastable reaction intermediates.


Selected Publications


  1. S. Paria, T. Ohta, Y Morimoto, T. Ogura, H. Sugimoto, N. Fujieda, K. Goto, K. Asano, T. Suzuki, S. Itoh, "Generation, Characterization, and Reactivity of a CuII-alkylperoxide/anilino-radical Complex: Insight into the O–O Bond Cleavage Mechanism” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 10870–10873.
  2. S. Paria, S. Chatterjee, T. K. Paine, "Reactivity of an Iron–Oxygen Oxidant Generated upon Oxidative Decarboxylation of Biomimetic Iron(II) Alpha-Hydroxy Acid Complexes" Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 2810–2821.
  3. S. Paria, P. Halder, T. K. Paine, “Oxidative Carbon–Carbon Bond Cleavage of a Alpha-Hydroxy Ketone by a Functional Model of 2,4,-Dihydroxyacetophenone Dioxygenase” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6195–6199.
  4. S. Paria, L. Que, Jr., T. K. Paine, “Oxidative Decarboxylation of Benzilic Acid by a Biomimetic Iron(II) Complex: Evidence for an Iron(IV)–Oxo–Hydroxo Oxidant from O2” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 11129–11132.



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