Dr. Avishek Ghatak – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Govt. College

Dr. Avishek Ghatak

Designation: Assistant Professor

Department: Chemistry

Qualification: M. Sc. (C.U.), Ph. D. (J.U.)

Area of Specialization: Synthetic organic chemistry

E-mail: avishekghatak26@gmail.com


Research Interests

Development of new Synthetic Methodologies and green chemistry.

Research Publications

  1. Supramolecular catalysis by β–cyclodextrin hydrate – synthesis of 2, 2-disubstituted-2H-chromenes in aqueous medium, Ghatak, A.; Khan, S.; Bhar, S. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016358, 435-443. (Impact Factor: 5.7)
  2. Ni–alumina – an efficient and reusable catalyst for organic reactions in aqueous medium, Ghatak, A.; Das, A. K.; Nandy, S.; Chakraborty, D.; Bhar, S. Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Symposium on ‘ENTHRALLING FACETS OF MOLECULAR MANIFESTATION IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES’ organised by Department of Chemistry, Bidhannagar College, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064, dated on 15-16 September, 2016, Page No. 1-5. (ISBN -978-81-929243-4-2).
  3. Reductive homocoupling of benzylic halides in aqueous medium using recyclable alumina–supported nickel nanoparticles, Khan, S.; Ghatak, A.; Bhar, S. Tetrahedron Lett. 201556, 2480-2487. (Impact Factor: 2.4)
  4. Eco-friendly synthesis of 2-aryl-1-arylmethyl-1H-benzimidazoles using alumina-sulfuric acid as a heterogeneous reusable catalyst, Pramanik, A; Roy, R.; Khan, S.; Ghatak, A.;Bhar, S. Tetrahedron Lett201455, 1771-1777. (Impact Factor: 2.4)
  5. Substituted 3-E-Styryl-2H-chromenes and 3-E– Styryl-2H-thiochromenes: Synthesis,  Photophysical Studies, Anticancer Activity, and Exploration to Tricyclic Benzopyran Skeleton, Roy, R.; Rakshit, S.; Bhowmik, T.; Khan, S.; Ghatak, A.;Bhar, S. J. Org. Chem201479, 6603-6614. (Impact Factor: 4.8)
  6. Chemoselective and ligand-free synthesis of diaryl ethers in aqueous medium using recyclable alumina-supported nickel nanoparticles, Ghatak, A.;Khan, S.; Roy, R.; Bhar, S. Tetrahedron Lett201455, 7082-7088. (Impact Factor: 2.4)
  7. Cyanuric chloride-dimethylformamide mediated cleavage ofcyclopropylcarbinols-synthesis of phenolic antioxidant and construction of a newvinylcyclopropane skeleton, Khan, S.; Roy, S.; Roy, R.; Ghatak, A.; Pramanik, A; Bhar, S. Tetrahedron Lett201455, 5019-5024. (Impact Factor: 2.4)
  8. 8. Unusual behaviour of dimethyl sulfoxide towards different alcohols in the presence of cyanuric chloride, Chaudhuri, S. K.; Pramanik, A.; Roy, R.; Khan, S.; Ghatak, A.;Bhar, S.  Indian Chem. Soc., 201390, 1773-1780 (Invited article in the special issue dedicated to Professor S. K.Talapatra). (Impact Factor: 0.1)

Achievements / Awards

  • JAM Qualified with Rank- 129.
  • NET Qualified with Rank – 019 (CSIR).
  • GATE Qualified with Rank- 074.

Teaching Experience

  • Under Graduate Teaching of B.Sc. Department of Chemistry, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Government College, New Town, Rajarhat. (From December, 2015 till date).
  • Post Graduate Teaching of the Master’s Degree students of the ‘Department of Chemistry’ at A.P.C. College under West Bengal State University, as a Guest Faculty (From March, 2016 till date).

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