Dr. Amarta Kumar Pal

Designation: Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry Department


M.Sc (Chemistry), Ph.D (Chemistry)

Areas of Interest/Specialization: Development of new, efficient and environmentally friendly catalysts and protocols.

Experience: 10 years teaching and research

Awards : National Eligibility Test with Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) in 2002

Phd Awarded/Supervised:

  • Dr. Mithu Saha (Ph.D awarded)
  • Dr. Sibaji Nandi (Ph.D awarded)
  • Dr. Ramen Jamatia (Ph.D awarded)
  • Dr. Binoyargha Dam (Ph.D awarded)
  • Dr. Ajay Gupta (Ph.D awarded)

Administrative responsibilities undertaken:  

  • Member of Board of Post-Graduate Studies in Chemistry (BPGS).
  • Board of Studies (BOS) member of Biochemistry Department,
  • Member of Ph.D interview board.
  • Heads Nominee for the Ph.D pre-submission seminars,
  • Co-convener of national symposium.

Research Projects

S. No. Title of Project Funding Agency Date of sanction and Duration and Amount
1 Traceless synthesis of coumarin, pyrrole and polyhydroquinoline annulated benzodiazepine, benzazepine and 5, 11-dihydro-benzo-[e]pyrido[3,2-b][1,4]diazepine-6-one derivatives” Department of Science and Technology, India (DST) (As a PI) 09.05.2012 for three years Completed
2 Protein-protein interface targeted drug designing Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
06.12.2012 for three years Completed
3 Preparation and characterization of stabilized magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) supported with Pd complex and catalytic uses in C-H activation and asymmetric synthesis Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) (As a PI) 30.06.2017 for Three years On-going
4. "Isolation and characterization of bioactive components from indigenous plants of NEH region for antiurolithiatic potential with standardized phytochemical and pharmacological parameters Department of Biotechnology (DBT)    (as a Co-PI) 27.09.2018 for Three years On-going



  1. K. C. Majumdar*, Amarta Kumar Pal, A. Taher and P. Debnath, Highly effective regioselective method for the synthesis of substituted coumarin and quinolone annulated heterocycles using Pd(0) catalyzed reaction, Synthesis, 2007, 11, 1707-1711, Thieme.
  2. K. C. Majumdar*, P. Debnath, Amarta Kumar Pal, S. K. Chattopadhyay and A. Biswas, Radical Mediated Cyclization Reactions Leading to Spiro and [6,6]-fused Heteroycles, Can. J. Chem., 2007, 85, 445-452, Canadian  Science.
  3. K. C. Majumdar*, P. K. Maji, Amarta Kumar Pal, Synthesis of pyrimidine-annulated heterocycles: facile sulfoxide rearrangement of 1,3-dimethyl-5-(4-aryloxybut-2-ynylthio) pyrimidine-2,4-dione, Lett. Org. Chem., 2007, 4, 134-136, Bentham Science.
  4. K. C. Majumdar*, Amarta Kumar Pal and M. Ghosh, Regioselective Synthesis of Thiopyrano[3,2-c][1]benzothiopyran-5(2H)-one and Thieno[3,2-c][1]benzothiopyran-4(2H)-one, Synth. Commun., 2007, 37, 1525-1534, Taylor and Francis.
  5. K. C. Majumdar*, B. Chattopadhyay and Amarta Kumar Pal, Regioselective Synthesis of Coumarin- and Quinolone–annulated Linearly Fused Heterocycles by the Comparative Aryl Radical Cyclization vs Intramolecular Heck Reaction of the Biaryl Systems, Lett. Org. Chem., 2008, 5, 276-281, Bentham Science.
  6. K. C. Majumdar*, P. Debnath, A. Taher and Amarta Kumar Pal, Intramolecuar cyclization reaction-Palladium(0) Catalyzed Cyclization is more effective than tin hydride mediated reaction, Can. J. Chem., 2008, 86, 325-332, Canadian  Science.
  7. K. C. Majumdar* and Amarta Kumar Pal, Lewis Acid Catalyzed Claisen Rearrangement: Regioselective Synthesis of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulfur Heterocycles, Can. J. Chem., 2008, 86, 72-78, Canadian  Science.
  8. K. C. Majumdar* and Amarta Kumar Pal, Regioselective Synthesis of pentacyclic heterocycles by The Thermal and Catalyzed Claisen Rearrangement, J. sulfur Chemistry., 2009, 30, 481-489, Taylor and Francis.
  9. K. C. Majumdar*, P. K. Maji and Amarta Kumar Pal, Sequential and Thermal Catalyzed Claisen Rearrangement Towards the Synthesis of Thiocoumarin–annulated Furopyrans. Lett. Org. Chem., 2008, 5, 218-223, Bentham  Science.

Year 2010

  1. Mithu Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Solvent Free Solid Support Synthesis of Arylmethylene bis(3-Hydroxy-2-Cyclohexene-1-Ones) And Xanthenediones Derivatives By Microwave Irradiation, Iranian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 3, 423 -429.

Year 2011

  1. M. Saha, J. Dey, K. Ismail and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Facile Microwave-Promoted Knoevenagel Condensation and the Combination of Knoevenagel/ Michael addition Reaction in Aqueous Medium Containing Ionic Surfactant, Letter in Organic Chemistry, 2011, 8, 554-558, Bentham  Science.
  2. M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Palladium(0)Nanoparticles: An Efficient Catalyst for the One-pot Synthesis of Polyhydroquinolines, Tetrahedron Lett., 2011, 5, 4872-4877, Elsevier.
  3. M. Saha, N. Das, S. Jamir, N. G. Singh and Amarta Kumar Pal*, A Convenient and Greener Synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes in Surfactant Medium under Microwave Irradiation, An Indian Journal: Organic Chemistry, 2011, 8, 4-7, Trade Science Inc.

Year 2012

  1. M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Pd (0) NPs: A Novel and Reusable Catalyst for the Synthesis of bis(heterocyclyl)methanes in Water, RSC Advance, 2012, 2, 6397-6400, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  2. Mithu Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Palladium (0) Nanoparticles: A Novel and Reusable Catalyst for the Synthesis of Various Pyran Derivatives, Advances in Nanoparticles, 2012, 1, 61-70, Scientific Research.
  3. M. Saha, S. Pkukan, R. Jamatia, S. Mitra and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Solvent free, Ni-nanoparticles catalyzed Greener synthesis and photophysical studies of novel 2H-indazolo[2,1-b] phthalazine-trione derivatives,  RSC Advances, 2012, 3, 1714-1721, Royal Society of Chemistry.

Year 2013

  1. M. Saha, T.S. Luireingam, T. Merry and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Catalyst-free, Knoevenagel-Michael addition reaction of 1, 3 diketone under microwave irradiation: An efficient one-pot synthesis of polyhydroquinoline derivitives, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2013, 50, 941-944, Wiley.
  2. M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Fermented Bakers’ yeast: an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of pyran derivatives in water at room tempertature, Synthetic communication, 2013, 43, 1708-1713, Taylor and Francis.
  3.  S. Phukan, M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal and S. Mitra*, Synthesis and fluorescence behavior of photoactive polyhydroquinoline derivatives: A combined experimental and DFTstudy, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2013, 1039, 119-129, Elsevier.
  4. M Saha, B. Das and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Synthesis of pyran derivatives under ultrasound irradiation using Ni nanoparticles as reusable catalyst in aqueous medium, C. R. Chimie, 2013, 16, 1079–1085, Elsevier.
  5. J. Dey, M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal* and K. Ismail*, Regioselective nitration of aromatic compounds in an aqueous sodium dodecylsulfate and nitric acid medium, RSC Advances,  2013, 3, 18609–18613, Royal Society of Chemistry.

Year 2014

  1. M. Saha, S. Nandi and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Synthesis for the 4, 4/-(arylmethylene)bis(1H-pyrazol-5-ols) in aqueous mediumundermicrowave irradiation in presence of ionic surfactant,OCAIJ, 2014,10, 145-151, Trade Science Inc.
  2. R. Jamatia, M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, An efficient facile and one-pot synthesis of benzodiazepines and chemoselective 1,2-disubstituted benzimidazoles using a magnetically retrievable Fe3O4 nanocatalyst under solvent freeconditions, RSC Advances., 2014, 4, 12826–12833, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  3. R. Borthakur*, M. Asthana, M. Saha, A. Kumar and Amarta Kumar Pal, An efficient oxidation of alcohols using a new trinuclear copper complex as a reusable catalyst under solvent free conditions, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 21638-21643, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  4. B. Dam, S. Nandi and Amarta Kumar Pal*, An efficient ‘on-water’ synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines using Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles as a reusable catalyst, Tetrahedron lett., 2014, 55, 5236-5240, Elsevier.

Year 2015

  1. S. Phukan, M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal, A.C. Bhasikuttan and S. Mitra*, Intramolecular charge transfer in coumarin based donor-acceptor systems: Formation of a new product through planar intermediate, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2015, 303, 67–79, Elsevier.
  2. A. Gupta, R. Jamatia, and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Ferrite-supported glutathione: an efficient, green,nano-organocatalyst for the synthesis of pyran derivatives, New Journal of Chemistry, 2015, 39, 5636-5642, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  3. B. Dam, M. Saha and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Magnetically Recyclable Nano-FDP: A Novel, Efficient Nano-Organocatalyst for the One-Pot Multi-Component Synthesis of Pyran Derivatives in
    Water under ultrasound irradiation, Catal. Letters2015, 145, 1808-1816, Springer.

Year 2016

  1. B. Dam, Amarta Kumar Pal*, and Ajay Gupta, Nano-Fe3O4@silica sulfuric acid as a reusable and magnetically separable potent solid acid catalyst in Biginelli-type reaction for the one-pot multicomponent synthesis of fused dihydropyrimidine derivatives: A greener NOSE and SFRC approach, Synthetic communication, 2016, 46, 275-286, Taylor and Francis.
  2. R. Jamatia,   A. Gupta and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Nano-FGT: A Green and Sustainable Catalyst for The Synthesis of Spirooxindoles in Aqueous Medium, RSC Advances., 2016, 6, 20994-21000, Royal Society of Chemistry.
  3. R. Jamatia,   A. Gupta and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Superparamagnetic Copper ferrite nanoparticles catalyzed one step regioselective synthesis of Dibenzodiazepines via ligand and base free Ulmann type coupling reaction, ChemistrySelect., 2016, 4, 852 –860, Wiley.
  4. B. Dam, M. Saha, R. Jamatia and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Nano-ferrite supported glutathione as a reusable nano-organocatalyst for the synthesis of phthalazine-trione and dione derivatives under solvent free condition RSC Advances., 2016, 6, 54768-54776, Royal Society of Chemistry. (This work has been  highlighted in Synfacts 2016, 12, 0992 by Yasuhiro Uozumi and Shuichi Hirata)
  5. S. Nandia, M. M. Islam, M. Saha, S. Khatua, S. Mitra and Amarta Kumar Pal*, Regioselective synthesis of functionalized [1,6]-naphthyridines by KF/basic alumina as a recyclable catalyst and a brief study of their photophysics, Synthetic Communications, 2016, 46, 1461-1476, Taylor and Francis.
  6. Bhaskar Sen, Sanjoy Kumar Sheet, Romita Thounaojam, Ramen Jamatia, Amarta Kumar Pal, Kripamoy Aguan, Snehadrinarayan Khatua*, “A coumarin based Schiff base probe for selective fluorescence detection of Al3+ and its application in live cell imaging”Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2017 173, 537–543, Elsevier.
  7. Ramen Jamatia, Ajay Gupta, Mrityunjoy Mahato, Ranjit A. Patil,Yuan-Ron Ma, and Amarta K. Pal* “A Metalloprotein Inspired Ruthenium Complex as an Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for Selective Oxidation of Alcohols to their Corresponding Carbonyl Compounds” ChemistrySelect 2016, 1, 5929 – 5935,Wiley

Year 2017

  1. Ajay Gupta, Ramen Jamatia, Mrityunjoy Mahato, and Amarta Kumar Pal*, “Metalloprotein-Inspired Ruthenium Polymeric Complex: A Highly Efficient Catalyst in Parts per Million Level for 1,3-Dipolar Huisgen’s Reaction in Aqueous Medium at Room Temperature” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017, 56, 2375-2382, Acs Publication
  2. Ramen Jamatia, Ajay Gupta, Binoyargha Dam, Mithu Sahab and Amarta Kumar Pal* “Graphite oxide: a metal free highly efficient carbocatalyst for the synthesis of 1,5-benzodiazepines under room temperature and solvent free heating conditions.” Green Chemistry, 2017, 19, 1576-1585, RSC publication
  3. Sibaji Nandi, Ajay Gupta and Amarta Kumar Pal* “A New MCR Strategy Generating a Collection of Skeletally Diverse Simple Molecules Combinatorially” Letters in Organic Chemistry, 2017, 14, 291-299, Bentham Science.
  4. Binoyargha Dam, Ranjit A. Patil,  Yuan-Ron Ma  and Amarta Kumar Pal* “Preparation,characterization and catalytic application of nano-Fe3O4-DOPA-SnO2 having high TON and TOF for non-toxic and sustainable synthesis of dihydroquinazolinone derivatives”New J.Chem., 2017, 41, 6553-6563, RSC publication
  5. Roohollah Sobhani , Amarta Kumar Pal , Atanu Bhattacharjee , Sivaprasad Mitra , Kripamoy Aguan “Screening Indigenous Medicinal Plants of Northeast India for Their Anti-Alzheimer’s Properties” Pharmacogn J. 2017, 9, 46-54, Phcong.net
  6. Ramen Jamatia, Ajay Gupta, and Amarta Kumar Pal* “Ru-Ferrite-Decorated Graphene (RuFG): A Sustainable and Efficient Catalyst for Conversion of Aromatic Aldehydes and Nitriles to Primary Amides in Aqueous Medium” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 7604?7612
  7. Binoyargha Dam, Ramen Jamatia, Ajay Gupta, and Amarta Kumar Pal* “Metal-Free Greener Syntheses of Pyrimidine Derivatives Using a Highly E?cient and Reusable Graphite Oxide Carbocatalyst under Solvent-Free Reaction Conditions” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 11459?11469

Year 2018

  1. Ajay Gupta, Ramen Jamatia, Ranjit A. Patil, Yuan-Ron Ma, and Amarta Kumar Pal*“Copper Oxide/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite-Catalyzed Synthesis of Flavanones and Flavanones with Triazole Hybrid Molecules in One Pot: A Green and Sustainable Approach” ACS Omega. 2018, 3, 7288?7299.
  2. Ajay Gupta, Ramen Jamatia, Binoyargha Dam, and Amarta Kumar. Pal* “Development of Synergistic, Dual Pd-Cu@rGO Catalyst for Suzuki, Heck and Click Reactions: Facile Synthesis of Triazole or Tetrazole Containing Biaryls and Stilbenes” ChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 8212 – 8220.

Year 2020

  1. Ajay Gupta, Fillip Kumar Sarkar, Rajib Sarkar, Ramen Jamatia, Chang Yeon Lee, Gajendra Gupta*Amarta Kumar Pal* “Development of a new catalytic and sustainable methodology for the synthesis of benzodiazepine triazole scaffold using magnetically separable CuFe2O4@MIL-101(Cr) nano-catalyst in aqueous medium" Applied Organometallic Chemistry,2020, e5782, 1-12 (Volume 34, Issue 9) (https://doi.org/10.1002/aoc.5782)Wiley publication.
  2. Rajib Sarkar, Ajay Gupta, Ramen Jamatia, Amarta Kumar Pal* "Reduced graphene oxide supported copper oxide nanocomposites: An efficient heterogeneous and reusable catalyst for the synthesis of ynones, 1,3-diynes and 1,5-benzodiazepines in one-pot under sustainable reaction conditions" Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2020, e5646, 1-12  (Volume 34, Issue 7) (https://doi.org/10.1002/aoc.5646)Wiley publication.

Year 2021

  1. Fillip Kumar Sarkar,  Ajay Gupta, Ramen Jamatia, Jasha Momo H. Anald and Amarta Kumar Pal* “A green and sustainable approach for thesynthesis of 1,5-benzodiazepines andspirooxindoles in one-pot using a MIL-101(Cr)metal–organic framework as a reusable catalyst”New J. Chem., 2021, 45, 19553–19564
  2. Sushmita Gajure, Binoyargha Dam, Mayank Bhushan,L. Robindro Singh,Amarta Kumar Pal* “CuO–NiO bimetallic nanoparticles supported on graphiticcarbon nitride with enhanced catalytic performance for thesynthesis of 1,2,3-triazoles, bis-1,2,3-triazoles, and tetrazolesin parts per million level” Appl Organomet Chem. 2021;e6524 (https://doi.org/10.1002/aoc.6524)

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars 

Sl. No. Name of the Seminar/ conferences Organization Date Mode of appearance
1 Regional Seminar On Recent Trends in Chemistry Department of Chemistry, Government Degree College, Dharmanagar, North Tripura, India. September 12-13, 2009 Invited Lecture
2 National Symposium on Radiation and photochemistry (NSRP-2013) Department of Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill university. March 20-22, 2013 Presented a poster
3 Historical Aspect of Chemistry and Its Future Perspectives St. Edmund’s College, Shillong, India October 15, 2012 Invited Lecture
4 National Symposium on Organometalic Chemistry and Organic Synthesis: Highlight and New Perspectives Department of Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill university   Participated
5 The Indian Science Congress Association University of Calcutta January 3-7, 2013 Participated
6 Newer trends in Chemistry and environment. Department of Chemistry, Don Bosco College, Tura, India. December 10-11, 2014 Invited Lecture
7 REACH-2015. An international symposium on recent advances in chemistry. Department of Chemistry, North-Eastern Hill university. March 03-05, 2015 Young scientist lecture.
8 National Seminar on Perspectives in Environmental and Marine Research: Retrospect and Prospect Dept. of Environmental Science & Dept. of Marine Science, University of Calcutta January 22, 2016 Invited Lecture
9 National Symposium on Natural products: Prospects and Perspectives CSIR-North East institute of science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam March 21-22, 2016 Invited Lecture
10 Emerging Trends in Chemistry (ETC-2016) Dept. Of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong March 28-29, 2016 Joint convener
11 Contemporary Challenges in Chemistry (NSC3-2018) Dept. Of Chemistry, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong November 20-21, 2018 Presented a poster
12 National Seminar cum Workshop in Nanoscience (NSWN-2018) Dept. Of Nanotechnology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong May 29-31, 2018 Invited Lecture
13 National Conference on Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NCRANNT-2016) Dept. Of Nanotechnology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong September 8-9, 2016 Invited Lecture
14 International seminar on Ground water: Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century Sripat Singh College, West Bengal in association with Department of Chemistry (Analytical), University of Kalyani December 29-30, 2014 Participated


  • Department Physics, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien-97401, Taiwan
  • Department of Nanotechnology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Department of Biotechnology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong