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Dr. Anupam Jana


Date of Joining:  22th April, 2022

Email: anupamjana2[at]gmail[dot]com;



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PhD: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, 2015 M.Sc.: University of Calcutta, 2010 B.Sc.: Scottish Church College, 2008
Research Areas

Doctoral Research

Ph. D (Organic Chemistry): 2015, Department of Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, Kolkata, India. Title: Chiral Synthons from Carbohydrates towards the Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products Supervisor: Professor Subrata Ghosh, Department of Organic Chemistry, IACS-Kolkata.

Postdoctoral Research Experience
Duration Supervisor Place Position
June 2015 to Jan. 2018 Prof. Karol Grela University of Warsaw Poland Scientific Assistant
Feb. 2018 to Sept. 2020 Prof. Animesh Pramanik University of Calcutta Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow
Oct. 2020 to April 2022 Dr. S.P. Swain NIPER-Kolkata Research Associate
Research Interest
  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Green Synthesis of Biologically important molecules
  • Total Synthesis of Natural and Pharmaceutical Products
  • Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Natural Product Analogues
  • Organometallic Chemistry

Awards / Honours

  • Junior Research Fellow (NET-CSIR): Dec. 2009, June 2010
  • Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE): 2010
  • Senior Research Fellow (CSIR): 2012
  • D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow (UGC): 2018
Sponsored Research Grant Received
  • Start-Up Research Grant from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) Govt. of India, 28.2 Lakhs (Oct. 2023 – Oct. 2025)
Research Supervision
  • Postgraduate: 10 (4 ongoing)

Selected Research Publications

  1. “Chromatography and Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Indole-Substituted Densely Functionalized Pyrrole” Adithya Vinod, H. M. Chandra Mouli, Poulomi Pal, Efficiency Myrsing, Vamkudoth Yaswanth Naik, Harisadhan Ghosh* and Anupam Jana*, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2023 (provisionally accepted).
  2. “Recent advances in the palladium catalyzed synthesis of unnatural tryptophans” Koushik Goswamia*, Amrita Chakrabortyb, Surajit Sinhac* and Anupam Janad* European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2023 (provisionally accepted).
  3. “Utilizing graphene oxide (GO) catalysed cascade in the synthesis of tetracyclic pyrano [3, 4‐b] indole derivatives”  Efficiency Myrsing, Aditya Vinod, H. Chandra Mouli, V. Ravichandiran, and Anupam Jana,* Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2023, p.e202300126.
  4. “Recent Development of Allyl-Allyl Cross-Coupling and its Application in Natural Product Synthesis” V. Ravichandiran,* Anupam Jana* (as corresponding author), Chem. Front., 2023, 10, 267-281.
  5. “Recent Advances in the Green Synthesis of Poly Functionalized Pyrroles” in Progress in Chemical and Biological Science, Lincoln University College, Malaysia; Harisadhan Ghosh,* Anupam Jana* 2023, Chapter 6, Page 60-71. (ISBN: 978-967-2819-22-6, DOI: 10.31674/book.2023pcbs)
  6. “Diaryliodonium salt as oxidant in sp3 C-H activation and synthesis of quinazolin-4(3H)-ones” Nirmal Das Adhikary, Subhra Mandal, Anupam Jana, Animesh Pramanik* Results in Chemistry, 2022, 4, 100270.
  7. ‘’Application of organometallic catalysts for the synthesis of o-tolyl benzonitrile, a key starting material for sartans” Anupam Jana, Ravichandiran and Sharada Prasanna Swain* New Journal of Chemistry, 2021, 45(38), pp. 17753–17771.
  8. ‘’Graphene Oxide (GO) Catalysed MW-assisted One-Pot Synthesis of Densely Substituted Furan” Anupam Jana,* (as corresponding author), Nirmal Das Adhikary and Animesh Pramanik*, Green Chemistry, 2020, 22, 4304-4310.
  9. “Ethyl lactate: A green solvent for olefin metathesis”, Sebastian Planer, Anupam Jana (with equal first authorship), Karol Grela*, ChemSusChem, 2019, 12, 4655-4661 (Selected as Cover Page)
  10. ‘’Synthesis of Substituted β-Functionalised Styrenes by Microwave-Assisted Olefin Cross-Metathesis and Scalable Synthesis of Apremilast’’ Anupam Jana, Grzegorz Krzysztof Zieliński, Sylwia Czarnocka-Śniadała, Krzysztof Grudzień, Dominika Podwysocka, Marcin Szulc, Anna Kajetanowicz,* and Karol Grela*, ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, 5808-5813.
  11. “Well-Defined Chiral Copper NHC Complex in Asymmetric Conjugated β-Borylation and One-Pot Metathesis-Asymmetric β-Borylation” Anupam Jana,* (as corresponding author), Damian Trzybiński, Krzysztof Woźniak, Karol Grela*, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2018, 24, 891-897.
  12. “Forged and Fashioned for Faithfulness—Ruthenium Olefin Metathesis Catalysts Bearing Ammonium Tags” Anupam Jana, Karol Grela*, Chemical Communication, 2018, 54, 122-139. (Selected as Cover Page)
  13. “Cross Metathesis’’ in “N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Catalytic Organic Synthesis” Anupam Jana, Paweł Małecki, Karol Grela* Editor: Steven Nolan and Catherine Cazin, Science of Synthesis: Georg Thieme Verlag KG, 2017, Vol-2 Chapter 2.1.3, Pages 47-78. (DOI: 10.1055/sos-SD-224-00008)
  14. “Mild Functionalization of Tetraoxane Derivatives via Olefin Metathesis: Compatibility of Ruthenium Alkylidene Catalysts with Peroxides’’ Anupam Jana and Karol Grela* Organic Letters 2017, 19, 520-523.
  15. “Synthesis of Selectively Substituted or Deuterated Indenes via Sequential Pd and Ru Catalysis” Anupam Jana, Kasjan Misztal, Anna Żak and Karol Grela* Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017, 82, 4226−4234.
  16. “Studies towards the synthesis of bielschowskysin. Construction of the highly functionalized bicyclo-[3.2.0]heptane segment” Anupam Jana, Sujit Mondal, Subrata Ghosh* Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2015, 13, 1846–59.
  17. “Influence of ring fusion stereochemistry on the stereochemical outcome in photo-induced Diels-Alder reaction of fused bicycloheptenone derivatives” Subrata Ghosh*, Sritama Bose, Anupam Jana, A. Nijamudheen, Ayan Datta*. Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 9783-90.
  18. “Intramolecular Diels-Alder route to angularly oxygenated hydrindanes. Synthesis of the functionalized bicylic skeleton present in galiellalactone” Md. Firoj Hossain, Ram Naresh Yadav, Sujit Mondal, Anupam Jana, Subrata Ghosh*. Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 7956-63.
  19. “Stereocontrolled approach to the highly functionalized bicyclo[3.2.0] heptane core of bielschowskysin through intramolecular Cu(I)-catalyzed [2+2] photocycloaddition” Anupam Jana, Sujit Mondal, Md. Firoj Hossain, Subrata Ghosh*. Tetrahedron Letters 2012, 53, 6830-33.