Department of Chemistry


The department of Chemistry was established on 6th August 2018 with a student intake of 10 (Honors) and 55 (Regular) students. Dr. Prabha Devi was the first faculty of the department and provided her service from August  2018 to February 2019. She was joined by Bhagyasmeeta Sarma from March 2019. Then Dr. Jutika Devi joined the department in September 2019. Initially the department was operated as a self financing programme.It was provincialised in the year 2020, creating three permanent posts of faculty members. Accordingly Dr. Sagar Sharma, Dr Jayanta Kumar Nath and Dr. Mamon Dey joined the department on 21st December 2020.

Faculty Profile

M.Sc. (IIT Guwahati), Ph.D. (IIT Bombay); Post-Doctorate (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Assistant Professor


E-mail – [email protected]

Specialization – Organometallic Chemistry

Research interest – Organic semiconductor, supra molecular chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry



  • Gogoi, G.; Bhattacharya, L.; Sahoo, S. R.; Sahu, S.; Sarma, N. S.; Sharma, S. Enhancement of air-stability, π-stacking ability, and charge transport properties of fluoroalkyl side chain engineered n-type naphthalene tetracarboxylic diimide compounds, RSC Adv., Year: 2021, Vol: 11, pp. 57-70.
  • Gogoi, G.; Bhattacharya, L.; Rahman, S.; Sarma, N. S.; Sahu, S.; Rajbongshi, B. K.; Sharma, S New donor-acceptor-donor type of organic semiconductors based on the regioisomers of diketopyrrolopyrroles: A DFT study, Today Commun.Year: 2020, Vol: 25, (101364)
  • Gogoi, G.; Sahoo, S. R.; Rajbongshi, B. K.; Sahu, S.; Sarma, N. S.; Sharma, S. New types of organic semiconductors based on diketopyrrolopyrroles and 2,1,3-benzochalcogenadiazoles: a computational study, Mol. Model., Year: 2019, Vol: 25 (42).
  • Sahoo S R, Sahu, S, Sharma S. Indolocarbazole (IC) Derivatives as Promising p‐type Organic Semiconductors: A First‐Principle Study of Their Anisotropic Charge Mobilities Chemistry Select, Year: 2018, Vol:3, pp. 4624-4634.
  • Das, S.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. MetallophilicMercuraazamacrocycles Derived from Bis{6-formyl-(2,3,4-trimethoxy)phenyl} mercury: Reactivity with d10 and d8 Metal Ions, J. Inorg. Chem., Year: 2018, Vol: 2018, pp. 4093-4105.
  • Srivastava, K.; Panda, A.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B. Telluroxanes: Synthesis, Structure and Applications, Organomet. Chem., Year: 2018, Vol: 861, pp. 174-206.
  • Sahoo, S.; Sahu, S.; Sharma, S. Charge Transport and Prototypical Optical Absorptions in Functionalized Zinc Phthalocyanine Compounds: A Density Functional Study Phys. Org. Chem., Year: 2017, doi: 10.1002/poc.3785
  • Sahoo, S.; Sahu, S.; Sharma, S. Charge Transport, Optical and Nonlinear Optical Properties CF3-Substituted Acene Compounds: A DFT Study, Theor Chem Acc, Year: 2017, Vol:136, (99).
  • Debnath, S.; Chithiravel, S.; Sharma, S.; Bedi, A.; Krishnamoorthy, K.; Zade, S. S. “SeleniumContaining Fused Bicyclic Heterocycle Diselenolodiselenole: Field Effect Transistor Study and Structure–Property Relationship”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Year: 2016, Vol: 8, pp. 18222-18230.
  1. Parida, S. K.; Sahu, S.; Sharma, S.; “A density functional study on interaction of first row transition metal dicarbides, C2X (X= ScZn) with O2”, Phys. Lett., Year: 2015, Vol: 626, pp. 1-5.
  2. Sheberla, D.; Patra, S.; Wijsboom, Y. H.; Sharma, S.; Sheynin, Y.; Yahia, A. E. H.; Barak, A. H.; Gidron, O.; Bendikov, M.  “Conducting polyfurans by electropolymerization of oligofurans”, Sci., Year: 2015, Vol: 6, pp: 360-371.
  3. Parida, S.K.; Sahu, S.; Sharma, S “Interaction of thirdrow main group dicarbides C2X (X= K–Br) with molecular oxygen: A density functional study” Theor. Chem., Year: 2014, Vol: 1032, pp: 1-6.
  4. Singh, P.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. “Complexes of Zn(II), Cd(II), and Hg(II) with 1,2,5-selenadiazolepyridine: Ligation of N vs Se ?” Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. A Phys. Sci. Year: 2014,Vol: 84, pp. 269-280.
  5. Sharma, S.;Zamoshchik, N.; Bendikov, M. “Polyfurans- A computational study” J Chem., Year: 2014, Vol: 54, pp: 712-722.
  6. Sharma, S.; Bendikov, M. “α-Oligofurans- A computational study” Eur. J.Year: 2013, Vol: 19, pp: 13127-13139.
  7. Barak, A. H.; de Ruiter, G.; Lahav, M.; Sharma, S.; Gidron, O.; Evmenenko, G.; Dutta, P.; Bendikov, M.; van der Boom, M. E. “Coordination‐Based Molecular Assemblies of Oligofurans and Oligothiophenes” Eur. J. Year: 2013, Vol: 19, pp: 8821-8831.
  8. Sheberla, D.; Patra, S.; Sharma, S.; Bendikov, T.; Sheynin, Y.; Bendikov, M. “Controlling Pt nanoparticle formation through Se•••Pt interactions on electrode surface” Commun. Year: 2012, Vol: 48, pp: 6776-6778.
  9. Ferrón, C. C.; Ruiz Delgado, M. C.; Gidron, O.; Sharma, S.; Sheberla, D.; Sheynin, Y.; Bendikov, M.; López Navarrete, J. T.; Hernández, V. “α-Oligofurans show a sizeable extent of π-conjugation as probed by Raman spectroscopy” Commun. Year: 2012, Vol: 48, pp: 6732-6734.
  10. Manjare, S. T.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. “Facile synthesis of benzimidazolin-2-chalcogenones: Nature of the carbon-chalcogen bond” Organomet. Chem. Year: 2012, Vol: 717, pp: 61-74.
  11. Mukherjee, G.; Singh, P.; Ganguri, C.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Goel, N.; Singh, U. P.; Butcher, R. J. “Selenadiazolopyridine: A Synthon for Supramolecular Assembly and Complexes with Metallophilic Interactions” Chem. Year: 2012,Vol: 51, pp: 8128-8140.
  12. Baligar, R. S.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. “Synthesis and structure of new Schiff base derivatives obtained from 2-(formylphenyl) mercury bromide” Organomet. Chem. Year: 2011, Vol: 696, pp: 3015-3022.
  13. Chakraborty, T.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. “Reactions of Di-o-tolyl Telluride and Selenide with Palladium Acetate: Isolation of a Novel Palladium Complex of a Tellurenic Acid Anhydride and Related Trinuclear and Tetranuclear Palladium Complexes” OrganometallicsYear: 2011, Vol: 30, pp: 2525-2530.
  14. Tripathi; S. K.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. “2-Phenoxyethanol derived diselenide and related compounds; Synthesis of a seven-membered seleninate ester” Bio. Chem. Year: 2011, Vol: 9, pp: 581-587.
  15. Sharma, S.;Chakraborty, T.; Srivastava, K.; Singh, H. B. “Aspects of secondary bonding intramolecular interactions in organomercury and organochalcogen derivatives” Chem. Sci. Year: 2011, Vol: 123, pp: 113-122.
  16. U.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Dey, S.;Jain, V. K.; Wolmershäuser, G.; Butcher, R. J. “Intermetallic bonds in metallophilicmercuraazametallamacrocycles of synthetic design” OrganometallicsYear: 2010, Vol: 29, pp: 4265-4275.
  17. Srivastava, K.; Sharma, S.; Singh, H. B.; Singh, U. P, Butcher, R. J. “Hydrolysis of 2-phenylazophenyltellurium trihalides: isolation of an unprecedented homometallic, discrete heptanuclear organotellurium oxide cluster” Chem Commun. Year: 2010, Vol: 46, pp: 1130-1132.
  18. Sharma, S.; Baligar, R. S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher, R. J. “Reaction of a metallamacrocycle leading to a Mercury(II)···Palladium(II)··Mercury(II) interaction”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Year: 2009, Vol: 48, pp: 1987-1990.
  19. Sharma, S.; Selvakumar, K.; Singh, V. P.; Zade, S. S.; Singh, H. B. “Aspects of intramolecularly coordinated organochalcogen derivatives” Phosphorus, Sulfur Silicon Relat. Elem. Year: 2008Vol: 183,pp: 827-839.


M.Sc. (Gauhati University), PhD (IIT Guwahati), Post Doctorate (Fujian Institute of Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China.)

Designation: Assistant Professor


E-mail –  [email protected]


Specialization – Inorganic Chemistry

Research interest – Inorganic Chemistry, Supra molecular Chemistry, Catalysis, H2-production



  1. Nath, J. K.; Baruah, J. B. Cyclic Aromatic Imides as a Potential Class of Molecules for Supramolecular Interactions.

CrystEngComm. 2015, 17, 8575-8595. IF: 3.382


  1. Nath, J. K., Kirillov, A. M.; Baruah, J. B. Synthesis, structure and topological studies of solvates and salts of a chiral zwitterionic host N-(2-imidazol-5-yl-1-carboxyethyl)-1,8-naphthalimide.

Cryst. Growth Des201515, 737-751.IF: 4.153


  1. Nath, J. K.; Mondal, A.; Powell, A. K.; BaruahB. Structures, magnetic properties and photoluminescence of dicarboxylate coordination polymers of Mn, Co, Ni, Cu having N-(4-pyridylmethyl)-1,8-naphthalimide.

Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 4735-4748.IF: 4.153


  1. Nath, J. K., Kirillov, A. M.; Baruah, J. B. Unusual solvent-mediated hydrolysis of dicarboxylate monoester ligands in copper (II) complexes toward simultaneous crystallization of new dicarboxylate derivatives.

RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 47876-47886.IF: 3.049


  1. Nath, J. K.; Baruah, J. B.Twisted conformations in complexes of N-(3-imidazol-1-yl-propyl)-1,8-naphthalimide and fluorescence properties.

Inorg. Chem. Front.2014, 1, 342-351.IF: 5.934


  1. Nath, J. K.; Baruah, J. B. Water assisted anion chains and anion dependent fluorescence emission in salts of N,N’-bis(3-imidazol-1-ylpropyl)naphthalenediimide.

New J. Chem2013, 37, 1509-1519.IF: 3.069


  1. Nath, J. K.; Lan, Y.; Powell, A. K.; BaruahB. Effect of ancillary ligands in hydrolysis of 1,8-naphthalic anhydride for synthesis of metallacycles of Co2+, Ni2+ and Zn2+.
  2. Anorg. Allg. Chem2013639, 2250-2257.IF:1.337


  1. Nath, J. K.; Baruah, J. B.Copper (II) and cadmium (II) complexes with an imide tethered imidazole and a copper (II) coordination polymer through ring opening reaction.

Inorg. Chem. Commun.201330, 128-132.IF: 1.795


  1. Nath, J. K.; Baruah, J. B. Solvatoemissive dual fluorescence of N-(pyridylmethyl)-3-nitro-1,8-naphthalimides.
  2. Fluoresc2014, 24, 649-655.IF:1.913


  1. Nath, J. K.; Lan, Y.; Powell, A. K.; BaruahB. Duplex structure facilitated by coordinated water in a copper (II) coordination polymer.

Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2013,28, 81-84.IF: 1.795


  1. Nath, J. K.; Baruah, J. B. Azide containing bipyridine complexes of cobalt (III).

Polyhedron201236, 1-5.IF: 2.284


  1. Nath, J. K.; Kalita, D.; Baruah, J. B. Role of hydrogen peroxide in Synthesis of nitrogen heterocycle containing cobalt complexes.

Polyhedron 201130, 2558-2563.IF: 2.284


  1. Liu, S.;Hu,W.;Nath, J. K.; Tong, J.;Hou,X.;Liu,W.; Yang, J.; Liu, B. [Ti12In6O18(OOCC6H5)30]: a multifunctional hetero-polyoxotitanate nanocluster with high stability and visible photoactivity

Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 678-684.IF: 4.052


  1. He, L.; Nath, J. K.;Lin, Q.Robust Multivariate Metal-Porphyrin Frameworks for Efficient Ambient Fixation of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates.

Chem. Commun2019, 55, 2497-2500. IF: 6.164

  1. He, L.; Nath, J. K.; Chen, E.; Lai, H.; Huang, S.; Lin, Q. Dual-cubic-cage based

lanthanide sulfate-carboxylpyrazolate frameworks with highly hydrolytic stability and

remarkable proton conduction.

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 412-415.  IF: 6.164

M.Sc.(Tezpur University) Ph.D (Tezpur University)

Assistant Professor

E-MAIL – [email protected]

Specialization – Inorganic Chemistry

Research interest – Single molecule magnetism, nano magnetism

Publication –

 [1] Dey, M. and Gogoi, N. Geometry‐Mediated Enhancement of Single‐Ion Anisotropy: A Route to Single‐Molecule Magnets with a High Blocking Temperature. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52(49): 12780-12782, 2013.

[2] Dey,M., Sarma, B., and Gogoi, N. Coligand Promoted Controlled Assembly of Hierarchical Heterobimetallic Nitroprusside Based Aggregates. Zeitschrift fürAnorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 640(14): 2962-2967, 2014.

[3] Dey, M., Dutta, S., Sarma, B., Deka, R.C. and Gogoi, N. Modulation of the coordination environment: a convenient approach to tailor magnetic anisotropy in seven coordinate Co (II) complexes. Chemical Communications, 52(4): 753-756, 2016.

[4] Dey, M., Goswami, A. and Gogoi, N. Surprises from an old reaction: a new 1-D heterometallic tris (pyridine-2-aldoximato) nickel (II)-sodium complex. TransitionMetal Chemistry, 41(5): 509-516, 2016.

[5] Dey, M., Sarma, B. and Gogoi, N. Cyano-bridged heterometallic Mn(II)-Fe(III) aggregates: Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties. Inorganica Chemica Acta, 469, 20-24, 2018.

[6]   Dey, M., Mudoi, P. P., Choudhury, A., Sarma, B. and Gogoi, N. Deciphering the influence of structural distortions on uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of pentagonal bipyramidal Ni(II) complexes. Chemical Communications, 55, 11547-11550, 2019.

M.Sc (Gauhati University)

Assistant Professor

E – mail – [email protected]

Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry

Research interest –

Publication –

  1. Bhagyasmeeta Sharma, Purna K. Boruaha, Archana Yadav, Manash R. Das, TiO2–Fe2O3 nanocomposite heterojunction for superior charge separation and the photocatalytic inactivation of pathogenic bacteria in water under direct sunlight irradiation Environ. Chem. Eng., 2018,6,134-145. (IF= 4.02).


  1. GitashreeDarabdhara, Bhagyasmeeta Sharma, Manash R. Das, RabahBoukherroub, Sabine Szunerits, Cu-Ag bimetallic nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide nanosheets as peroxidase mimic for glucose and ascorbic acid detection.Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 238, 842-851. (IF. 6.393)
  2. Purna K. Boruah, Bhagyasmeeta Sharma, IndrapalKarbhal, Manjusha V. Shelke, and Manash R. Das, Ammonia-modified graphene sheets decorated with magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles for the photocatalytic and photo-Fenton degradation of phenolic compounds under sunlight irradiation, J Hazards  Matter, 2017, 325, 90-100. (IF.  038)
  3. Purna K Boruah, Bhagyasmita Sharma, Najrulhussain, Manash R. Das, Magnetically recoverable Fe3O4 /graphene nanocomposite towards efficient removal of triazene pesticides from aqueous solution: Investigation of the adsorption phenomenon and specific ion effect, Chemosphere, 2017, 168, 1058-1067. (IF. 5.778)
  4. PriyakshreeBorthakur, Purna K. Boruah,Najrul Hussain, Bhagyasmeeta Sharma, Manash R. Das, Sara Matic,́ David Řeha, and BabakMinofar, Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Specific Ion Effect on the Graphene Oxide Surface and Investigation of the Influence on Reactive Extraction of Model Dye Molecule at Water Organic Interface, Phys. Chem. C2016, 120, 14088-14100. (IF. 4.508).
  5. GitashreeDarabdhara, Purna K. Boruah, Najrul Hussain, PriyakshreeBorthakur, Bhagyasmeeta Sharma,PinakiSengupta, Manash R. Das, Magnetic nanoparticles towards efficient adsorption of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria: An investigation ofadsorption parameters and interaction mechanism, Colloids Surf., A, 2017, 516, 161-170. (IF 3.990).



PriyakshreeBorthakur,Purna K. Boruah,Bhagyasmeeta Sharma, Manash R. DasNanoemulsions and its application in food industry, (Editor: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu) in Emalson nanotechnology in the Agry-Food Industry, Volume 3, Elsevier, ISBN No. 978-0-12-804306-6