School of Natural Sciences
Department of Chemistry

Profile of Faculty

Dr. Sabyasachi Bhunia

Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemistry

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Educational Qualification:   M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ph. D. in Chemistry
Awards/ recognition:  
  2. National Taiwan Fellowship
  3. Max-Plank Society Fellowship
Area of Research Interest:   Organic Methodology, Metal carbene induced organic transformation, New Carbo- and hetero cyclizations Involving Activation of C–C Multiple Bonds, Organic transformation using various waste materials
Courses Taught:   (UG Courses, PG Courses, Ph.D Courses) Principals of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry-I, II, III, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Industrial Reactions and Rearrangements, Organic Practical, Industrial Practical, Seminar, M.Sc Project
Brief introduction:   Sabyasachi Bhunia received his BSc degree in chemistry from Vidyasagar University, India, MSc from Jadavpur University, India and PhD in chemistry from National Tsing-Hua University under the supervision of Prof. Rai-Shung Liu. He then carried out postdoctoral research with Prof. Rai-Shung Liu at National Tsing-Hua University and with Prof. Peter H. Seeberger at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany. He then moved to GVK BIO, India as a scientist. In 2016, he started his academic career as an assistant professor at Central University of Jharkhand, India. His current research interest focuses on transition-metal catalyzed organic transformations and known organic transformations using various waste materials
Administrative responsibilities (with active period):   Assistant Registrar (Exam), since September, 2020
Articles Published/ Accepted:  

Year wise: Projects details, Research publications etc.

Project (Completed/ Ongoing)

  1. Dr. S. Bhunia (PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 33,00,000/- from SERB on October 2017 for the project titled “Rapid access to synthetically useful complex carbo- and heterocycles through cascade reactions and continuous flow microreactor processes”  (Project Reference No.: ECR/2017/000378; Duration 3.5years; Status: Ongoing)
  2. Dr. S. Bhunia (PI) received a research Grant of Rs. 6,00,000/- from UGC on January, 2018 for the project titled “Organic Transformations Involving Activation of C-C Multiple Bonds” (Project Reference No.:; Duration 3 years; Status: completed)

Research publications

  1. Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Alkyne Functionalization by N-O/S-O/C-O Bond Oxidants: A Treasure Trove of Novel Synthetic Methods Sabyasachi Bhunia, Partha Ghosh, Snigdha Rani Patra, Adv. Synth. Catal, 2020, 362, 3664.
  2. A concise synthesis of 2-benzoyl-1-indanones and 1-Indanones from 2-aryl-1-Tetralones Anusueya Kumari, Saurabh K Singh, Raj B Singh, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Partha Ghosh, Syn. Commun. 2020, 502313.
  3. Gold-Catalyzed Formal Cycloaddition of 2-Ethynylbenzyl Ethers with Organic Oxides and α-Diazoesters. Samir Kundlik Pawar, Chiou-Dong Wang, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Appaso Mahadev Jadhav and Rai-Shung Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 7559.
  4. Platinum-Catalyzed Oxoarylations of Ynamides with Nitrones. Sabyasachi Bhunia, Chin-Jung Chang, and Rai-Shung Liu, Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5522.
  5. Retention of Stereochemistry in Gold-Catalyzed Formal [4+3]-Cycloaddition of Epoxides with Arenynamides. Somnath Narayan Karad, Sabyasachi Bhunia and Rai-Shung Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8722.
  6. Intermolecular Gold-catalyzed Diastereoselective [4+3]-Cycloaddition of 1,6-Enynes with Nitrones. Sagar Ashok Gawade, Sabyasachi Bhunia, and Rai-Shung Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 7835.
  7. Access to Molecular Complexity via Gold- and Platinum-Catalyzed Cascade Reactions. Sabyasachi Bhunia and Rai-Shung Liu. Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2012. 84, 1749.
  8. Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclizations of cis-3-En-1-ynes to form Cyclopentenone Derivatives. Sabyasachi Bhunia, Satish Ghorpade, Deepak B. Huple and Rai-Shung Liu. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 2939.
  9. Gold-Catalyzed 1,2-Difunctionalizations of Aminoalkynes Using only N- and O-Containing Oxidants. Anupam Mukherjee, Ramesh B. Dateer, Rupsha Chaudhuri, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Somnath Narayan Karad and Rai-Shung Liu. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 15372.
  10. Gold-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclization of 1,5-Enynes Using External Oxidants. Dhananjayan Vasu, Hsiao-Hua Hung, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Sagar Ashok Gawade, Arindam Das, and Rai-Shung Liu. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6911.
  11. Gold-Catalyzed Stereoselective Synthesis of Azacyclic Compounds                        through a Redox/[2 + 2 + 1] Cycloaddition Cascade of Nitroalkyne Substrates. Appaso Mahadev Jadhav, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Hsin-Yi Liao and Rai-Shung Liu. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 1769.
  12. Gold-Catalyzed Dealkoxylative Carbocyclization/[3+3] Annulation Cascade of Acetal–Allene or Ketal–Allene Substrates. Tse-Min Teng, Ming-Shiun Lin, Dhananjayan Vasu, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Ting-An Liu, Rai-Shung Liu. Chemistry - A European Journal. 2010, 16, 4744.
  13. Gold-catalyzed Synthesis of 1,3-Disubstituted Benzenes through Tandem Allylation/Cylization Reaction of Alkynals. Sabyasachi Bhunia, Shariar Md. Abu Sohel, Chao-Chin Yang, Shie-Fu Lush, Fwu-Ming Shen, Rai-Shung Liu. J. organometallic chem. 2009, 694, 566.
  14. Gold-catalyzed 1,3-Addition of a sp3-hybridized C-H bond to Alkenylcarbenoid Intermediate. Sabyasachi Bhunia and Rai-Shung Liu. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 16488.
  15. Platinum-Catalyzed Synthesis of 9-Oxabicyclo[3.3.1]nona-2,6-dienes from 2-Alkynyl-1-carbonylbenzenes and Allylsilanes via Tandem Allylation/Annulation Cascade. Sabyasachi Bhunia, Kuo-Chang Wang and Rai-Shung Liu. Angew.Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 5063.
  16. The Skeletal Rearrangement of Gold- and Platinum-Catalyzed    Cycloisomerization of cis-4,6-dien-1-yn-3-ols. Pinacol Rearrangement and Formation of Bicyclo[4.1.0]heptenone and Reorganized Styrene Derivatives. Jhih-Meng Tang, Sabyasachi Bhunia, Shariar Md. Abu Sohel, Ming-Yuan Lin, Hsin-Yi Liao, Swarup Datta, Arindam Das, and Rai-Shung Liu. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 15677
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference Participation:  
  1. National Seminar on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences, organized by Department of chemistry, Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, Ranigang, W.B, during 05-06th April, 2018
  2. International Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Sciences (ICFCS 2017), CUJ, Brambe, Ranchi, during 16-18th March, 2017
  3. KAIST-NTHU-TIT 2012 Junior Chemists Workshop, South Korea, 2012
  4. International Conference on functional Organic Materials and Related Devices, Taiwan, 2012