Prof. Samik Nanda



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B-101, IIT Campus, Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal

Research Statement

Total synthesis of natural products is the most challenging and intriguing area of research in the chemical science related disciplines. In the early 20th century, the field of synthetic organic chemistry, while established in many respects, was to continue a sharp path of progress and advancement for over a century to reach the level of power and sophistication that it possesses today. This is a unique tool for accessing new chemical entities with great biological potential, which seems to be impossible to access from natural sources due to its scarce availability. In our group we focus on the total synthesis of structurally and architecturally complex natural products. The selection of our target molecules is mainly based on strategy driven approach.


Synthetic studies towards Volvalerenol A, a unique tricyclic triterpenoid through exploitation of pseudo C2-symmetry
Client :   DST-SERB
Consultant :   Samik Nanda
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Synthetic studies towards resorcylic acid lactones (RALs) and its structural congeners through a late stage biomimetic lactonization approach
Client :   CSIR
Consultant :    Samik Nanda
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Total synthesis of anti plasmodial agent Cupacinoxepin; exploitation of C2 symmetry in synthetic planning.
Client :   IIT-KGP (SGIRG) (2014-2017)
Consultant :    Samik Nanda
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Asymmetric synthesis of small ring carbocycles and heterocycles by ketoreductase (Klebsiella pneumoniae; NBRC 3319) mediated bioreduction.
Client :   BRNS (2014-2017)
Consultant :    Samik Nanda
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1) Synthetic Organic Chemistry
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