Faculty At Chemistry Department

Asst. Professor
Basic Information Research Interest:-Synthetic organic chemistry, glycobiology, synthesis of small molecules having medicinal importance. For details visit website https://rima49.wixsite.com/bioorgsynth
Email :- rima@nitp.ac.in
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Subjects Teaching in Department
  1. CH4203-Modern Organic Chemistry II: Modern Reagents and their Applications
  2. CHL2202 - Chemical Sciences Lab
  3. CH631-Chemistry of Natural Products
  4. CH141-Spectroscopic Methods for Structure Determination
  5. CH133-Biomolecules-Structure and Reactivity
  6. CH112-Organic Chemistry Lab I
  7. CH126-Biochemistry
  8. CH101-Chemical Sciences
  9. CH102-Chemical Sciences Lab/Engineering Chemistry Lab
  10. CH104 -Green Technology/ Environmental Science
  11. CH105-Bioscience
  12. CH108-Organic Chemistry.: Reaction mechanisms and Name Reactions
Educational Qualification
  1. Ph.D. - IIT Kanpur - 2013
  2. M.Sc. - IIT Kanpur - 2007
  3. B.Sc. - Presidency College, Kolkata - 2005
  4. ISC, New Delhi - The Future Foundation School, Kolkata - 2002
    1. Molla, M. R.; Das, P; Guleria, K.; Subramania, R.; Kumar, A.; Thakur, R. , Cyanomethyl ether as an Orthogonal Participating Group for Stereoselective Synthesis of 1,2-Trans-beta-O-Glycosides. Journal of Organic Chemistry. , June - 2020,10.1021/acs.joc.0c01249 .
    2. Shaw, M., Thakur, R., Kumar, A., Gold(III)-Catalyzed Glycosylation using Phenylpropiolate Glycosides: Phenylpropiolic Acid, An Easily Separable and Reusable Leaving Group. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 84, January - 2019,589-605, 10.1021/acs.joc.8b02422.
    3. Thakur, R., Jaiswal, Y., Kumar, A., Imidates: an emerging synthon for N-heterocycles. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 17, October - 2019,9829–9843, 10.1039/c9ob01899a.
    4. Kumar, Y., Jaiswal, Y., Thakur, R., Kumar, A., A straightforward synthesis of α-Amino diaryl ketones from (hetero)arylacetonitriles promoted by N-bromosuccinimide.. ChemistrySelect. 3, May - 2018,5614-5619, 10.1002/slct.201801073.
    5. Shaw, M., Kumar, Y. , Thakur R., Kumar, A., Electron-deficient pyridinium salts/thiourea cooperative catalyzed O-glycosylation via activation of O-glycosyl trichloroacetimidate donors. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 13, November - 2017,2385–2395, 10.3762/bjoc.13.236.
    6. Saw, M., Kumar, A., Thakur, R., Recent Developments in the Stereoselective Synthesis of trans-β- and 2-deoxy-β-Glycosides. Trends in Carbohydrate Research. 9(1), April - 2017,1-28, 0975-0304/09.
    7. Thakur, R., Rawal,G., Vankar, Y. D., You have full text access to this contentSynthesis of Chiral Aziridines from Glycals: Application in the Synthesis of a Piperidine–Azepine Fused Derivative. European Journal of Organic Chemistry. (29), August - 2017,4235-4241, 0.1002/ejoc.201700624.
    8. Jaiswal, Y., Kumar, Y., Thakur, R., Pal, J., Subramanian, R., Kumar, A., Primary Amide Directed Regioselective ortho-C–H-Arylation of (Aryl)Acetamides. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 81, November - 2016,12499–12505, 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02353.
    9. Kumar, Y., Shaw, M., Thakur, R., Kumar, A., Copper(II)-Mediated Aerobic Oxidation of Benzylimidates: Synthesis of Primary α-Ketoamides. Journal of Organic Chemistry. 81(15), August - 2016,6617-6625, 10.1021/acs.joc.6b01262.
    10. Lahiri, R., Kumar, P. A., Vankar, Kulkarni, S. A., Y. D. Vankar, Synthesis of Isofagomine–Pyrrolidine Hybrid Sugars and Analogues of (−)-Steviamine and (+)-Hyacinthacine C5 Using 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions. J. Org. Chem.. 79(22), November - 2014,10786-10800, 10.1021/jo5016745.
    11. Lahiri, R., Reddy, Y. S.,Kulkarni, S. A., Vankar, Y. D. , Synthesis of Unnatural Indolizidines, Pyrrolizidine and C-alkyl Iminosugars from Sugar Derived Hemiaminals. RSC Adv.. 3, September - 2013,23242-23254, 10.1039/C3RA43510E.
    12. Lahiri, R., Ansari, A. A., Vankar, Y. D. , Recent Developments in design and synthesis of bicyclic azasugars, carbasugars and related molecules as glycosidase inhibitors. Chem. Soc. Rev.. 42, March - 2013,5102-5118, 10.1039/c3cs35525j.
    13. Ansari, A. A., Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D. , The carbon-Ferrier rearrangement: An approach towards the synthesis of C- glycosides. Arkivoc. Ii, January - 2013,316-362, RS-7410IR.
    14. Lahiri, R., Dharuman, S. Vankar, Y. D., Functionalization of glycals leading to 2-deoxy-O-glycosides, aminosugars, nitrosugars and glycosidase inhibitors: our experience. Chimia. 66, December - 2012,905-912, 10.2533/chimia.2012.905.
    15. Reddy, Y. S., Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D., Palladium-Catalyzed Improved Regio- and Stereoselective O-Glycosylation of D-Glucal Derived β- and α-Vinyl Oxiranes. Eur. J. Org. Chem.. , September - 2012,4751-4761, 10.1002/ejoc.201200242.
    16. Lahiri, R., Kokatla, H. P., Vankar, Y. D., An improved method of ring closing metathesis in the presence of basic amines: application to the formal synthesis of (+)-lentiginosine and other piperidines and carbamino sugar analogs . Tetrahedron Letters . 52(7), February - 2011,781-786, 10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.12.020.
    17. Kokatla, H. P., Lahiri, R., Kancharla, P. K., Doddi, V. R., Vankar, Y. D., Synthesis of (-)-Deoxoprosophylline, (+)-2-epi-Deoxoprosopinine, and (2R,3R)- and (2R,3S)-3-Hydroxypipecolic Acids from D-Glycals. J. Org. Chem.. 75(13), June - 2010,4608-4611, 10.1021/jo100489k.
      International Conferences
      1. Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D.,  Strategic Design & Synthesis of Iminoalditols as Glycosidase Inhibitors, Chemical Biology Retreat.  University of Konstanz, Germany,August - 2012, .
      2. Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D.,  From Sugars to Drugs: Synthesis of Glycosidase Inhibitors, JENESYS Programme.  Tokyo, Japan,November - 2010, Represented India as a SAARC nation in an exchange programme in Japan.
      National Conferences
      1. Rima Thakur, Stereoselective Trans-beta-Glycosylation Using C2-Ether Tethered Glycosyl Donors, International Conference on Chemistry for Human Development.  Kolkata,January - 2020, .
      2. Rima Thakur, NOST-OCC.  Goa,September - 2018, .
      3. Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D., ρ� Synthetic Strategies Towards Unnatural Azasugars As Potential Glycosidase Inhibitors, Chemfest.  IIT, Kanpur,September - 2012, .
      4. Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D., ρ� Synthetic Strategies Towards Unnatural Iminoalditols As Potential Glycosidase Inhibitors, NOST-OCC.  Agra,October - 2012, .
      5. Lahiri, R., Vankar, Y. D., ρ� Synthetic Strategies Towards Unnatural Azasugars As Potent Glycosidase Inhibitors, J-NOST Conference.  IISER, Mohali,December - 2011, Selected as speaker of the day.
      1. DST-SERB Sponsored Project: ECR/2016/000623
      Phd Students
      1. Mr. Pradip Das ( 2019 - Continue).
      2. Mr. Mosidur Rahaman Molla ( 2018 - Continue).