Debkumar Bandyopadhyay

Debkumar Bandyopadhyay


Born: Burdwan, West Bengal
Ph.D. (Prof. A. Chakravarty) Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 1985
Post Doctoral Scholar with Prof. T. G. Traylor at University of California (San Diego) and then with Prof. D. Dolphin, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) 1985-1992.
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1992-present

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Research Interests

Metalloporphyrin catalyzed oxidation reactions of organic and organometallic compounds: Kinetics & Mechanistic studies.

Our major focus of research is in the area of Porphyrin Chemistry, more specifically metalloporphyrin catalyzed oxidation reactions of organic and organometallic compounds. This work is of considerable interest in modeling the chemistry of Cytochrome-P450 and further to develop biocatalysts mimicking the functions of cytochrome and similar mono and dioxygenases. Moreover, our research is expected to further our understanding of the mechanistic aspects of these monooxygenases in particular and is of significant importance to the chemical industry especially in designing biocatalysts for oxidation reactions.

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    Selected Publications

  1. Bagchi, V. and Bandyopadhyay, D. In-situ generation of palladium-oxide nano-crystals. J. Organomet. Chem. 2009, In press.
  2. Agarwala, A. and Bandyopadhyay, D. New Mechanistic Insights in the Cytochrome P-450 Model Reactions: Direct Identification of the Reactive Intermediates. Catal. Lett. 2008, 124 392.
  3. Agarwala, A. and Bandyopadhyay, D. Cytochrome P-450 Model Compound Catalyzed Selective Hydroxylation of C-H Bonds: Dramatic Solvent Effect. Chem. Commun. 2006, 4823.
  4. Wadhwani, P., Mukherjee, M. and Bandyopadhyay, D. The Prime Reactive Intermediate in the Iron(III) Porphyrin Complex Catalyzed Oxidation Reactions by tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 12430.


      Group Members

  • Arunava Agarwala (Ph.D.)
  • Vivek Bagchi (Ph.D.)
  • Amit Singh (Ph.D.)
  • Harish Kumar (Ph.D.)
  • Nitai Singha (M.Sc.)