Prof. Sujit RoyProfessor
School of Basic Sciences

Research Interests

Organometallic Chemistry; C-H Functionalization; Alcohol Activation; Multimetallic Catalysis; Pot-Economy via the Tandem approach

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  • School of Basic Sciences, Room No 208
  • 674-7135158

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 Degree Discipline Year School
 PhD Organometallic Chemistry 1987 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
 Post-doctoral Associate Organometallic Chemistry & Material Science 1987-1990 University of Western Ontario, Canada
 JICA Scholar for the International School on Catalysis Organometallics & Asymmetric Catalysis May-Nov 1998 Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan




Chemistry (CY1L001)
Environmental Science, Technology and Management (ID3L003)
Principles of Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (CY5L006)
Metal Complexes in Catalysis (CY7L005)
Catalyst Design and Function (CY7L027)
Organometallic strategies in Organic Synthesis (CY7L032)
Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry (CY7L006)
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (CY5P002)


Author(s) Recent Publication (International Journals)
Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 93-98, 10796-10799
1 Anuradha Mohanty, Sujit Roy Glaser–Hay hetero-coupling in a bimetallic regime: A Ni(II)/Ag(I) assisted base, ligand and additive free route to selective unsymmetrical 1,3-diynes
Swapna Sarita Mohapatra, ZE Wilson, Sujit Roy, SV Ley
2 Utilization of flow chemistry in catalysis: New avenues for the selective synthesis of Bis (indolyl) methanes Tetrahedron 2017, 73, 1812-1819
Priyabrata Mukhi, Swapna Sarita Mohapatra, M Bhattacharjee, KK Ray, TS Muraleedharan, A Arun, R Sathyavathi, RR Juluri, PV Satyam, Alok K Panda, Ashis Biswas, S Nayak, Sreedhar Bojja, S Pratihar, Sujit Roy
3 Mercury based drug in ancient India: The red sulfide of mercury in nanoscale Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine 2017, 8, 93-98
Mohanty, Anuradha; Roy, Sujit
4 Re-entry of tin in N-alkylation: first example of a homogeneous heterobimetallic Pd–Sn catalyst for base and additive free alkylation of amine and surrogates with alcohol Tetrahedron Letters 2016, 57, 2749-2753.
Das, Debjit; Mohapatra, Swapna Sarita; Roy, Sujit
5 Recent advances in heterobimetallic catalysis across a ‘‘transition metal–tin’’ motif Chemical Society Review 2015, 44, 3666-3690.
Mohapatra, Swapna Sarita; Mukhi, Priyabrata, Mohanty, Anuradha, Pal, Satyanarayan; Sahoo, Aditya Omprakash; Das, Debjit; Roy, Sujit
6 Palladium (II) in electrophilic activation of aldehydes and enones: efficient C-3 functionalization of indoles Tetrahedron Letters 2015, 56, 5709-5713
Lanzillo N.A., Roy Sujit., Nayak S.
7 Quantum confinement and quasiparticle corrections in α-HgS from first principles Surface Science 2015, 636, 54-58
Maity, Arnab Kumar; Roy, Sujit
8 Multimetallic Iridium-Tin (Ir-Sn3) Catalyst in N-Acyliminium Ion Chemistry: Synthesis of 3-Substituted Isoindolinones via Intra and Intermolecular Amidoalkylation Reaction Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2014, 356, 2627 – 2642
Maity, Arnab Kumar; Bhattacharjee, Manish; Roy, Sujit
9 SnCl2 insertion into Ir-Cl and Rh-Cl bonds: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of three-legged piano-stool trichlorostannyl iridium and rhodium complexes Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2014, 768, 42-49
Das, Debjit; Roy, Sujit
10 Palladium(II) Catalyzed Efficient C-3 Functionalization of Indoles with Benzylic and Allylic Alcohols under Co-Catalyst, Acid, Base, Additive and External Ligand-Free Conditions Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2013, 355, 1308-1314
Das, Debjit; Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Sujit
11 Heterobimetallic Pd-Sn Catalysis: Michael Addition Reaction with C-, N-, O-, and S-Nucleophiles and in Situ Diagnostics Journal of Organic Chemistry 2013, 78, 2430-2442
Das, Debjit; Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Sujit
12 Heterobimetallic Pd-Sn catalysis: highly selective intermolecular hydroarylation of α-methyl substituted aryl alkenes Tetrahedron Letters 2013, 54, 335-338.
Chatterjee, Paresh Nath; Maity, Arnab Kumar; Mohapatra, Swapna Sarita; Roy, Sujit
13 Heterobimetallic Ir-Sn catalysis: aza-Friedel-Crafts reaction of N-sulfonyl aldimines Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 2816-2826
Maity, Arnab Kumar; Chatterjee, Paresh Nath; Roy, Sujit
14 Multimetallic Ir-Sn3-catalyzed substitution reaction of π-activated alcohols with carbon and heteroatom nucleophiles Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 942-956
Maity, Arnab Kumar; Roy, Sujit
15 A Multimetallic Piano-Stool Ir-Sn3 Catalyst for Nucleophilic Substitution Reaction of γ-Hydroxy Lactams through N-Acyliminium Ions Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 77, 2935-2941.
Das, Debjit; Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Sujit
16 Heterobimetallic Pd-Sn Catalysis: A Suzuki, Tandem Ring-Closing Sequence toward Indeno[2,1-b]thiophenes and Indeno[2,1-b]indoles Organic Letters 2012, 14, 4870-4873.
Chatterjee, Paresh Nath; Roy, Sujit
17 Allylic activation across an Ir-Sn heterobimetallic catalyst: nucleophilic substitution and disproportionation of allylic alcohol Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 3776-3785
Das, Debjit; Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Mal, Dipakranjan; Roy, Sujit
18 First example of a heterobimetallic 'Pd-Sn' catalyst for direct activation of alcohol: efficient allylation, benzylation and propargylation of arenes, heteroarenes, active methylenes and allyl-Si nucleophiles Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2012, 10, 4537-4542
Bera, Milan; Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Sujit
19 Ag(I)-Catalyzed Regioselective Ring-Opening of N-Tosylaziridine and N-Tosylazetidine with S-, O-, and N-Nucleophiles and Tethered Dinucleophiles Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 76, 1475-1478.
Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Sujit
20 Reactivity and selectivity of organotin reagents in allylation and arylation: nucleophilicity parameter as a guide Organometallics 2011, 30, 3257-3269
Chatterjee, Paresh Nath; Roy, Sujit
21 Alkylation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds with benzylic and propargylic alcohols using Ir-Sn bimetallic catalyst: synthesis of fully decorated furans and pyrroles Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 4569-4577
Pratihar, Sanjay; Marek, Jaromir; Roy, Sujit
22 Mono cationic palladium(II): Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity in Suzuki coupling Inorganica Chimica Acta 2011, 372, 362-366.
Pratihar, Sanjay; Roy, Sujit
23 Nucleophilicity and Site Selectivity of Commonly Used Arenes and Heteroarenes Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 76, 4219.
Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Roy, Sujit
24 Making and Breaking of Sn-C and In-C Bonds in Situ: The Cases of Allyltins and Allylindiums Chemical Reviews 2010, 110, 2472-2535.
Chatterjee, Paresh Nath; Roy, Sujit
25 Propargylic Activation Across a Heterobimetallic Ir-Sn Catalyst: Nucleophilic Substitution and Indene Formation with Propargylic Alcohols Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 75, 4413-4423
Bera, Milan; Roy, Sujit
26 Silver(I)-Diene Complexes as Versatile Catalysts for the C-Arylation of N-Tosylaziridines: Mechanistic Insight from In Situ Diagnostics Journal of Organic Chemistry 2010, 75, 4402-4412
Choudhury, Joyanta; Pratihar, Sanjay; Maity, Arnab Kumar; Roy, Sujit
27 Reactivity of IrCl(PPh3)3 with diphenylacetylene - A direct route to 1-iridaindene Canadian Journal of Chemistry 2009, 87(1), 183-187.
Bera, Milan; Roy, Sujit
28 Silver(I)-Catalyzed Dual Activation of Propargylic Alcohol and Aziridine/Azetidine: Triggering Ring-Opening and Endo-Selective Ring-Closing in a Cascade Journal of Organic Chemistry 2009, 74(22), 8814-8817.
Choudhury, Joyanta; Roy, Sujit
29 Ir/Sn dual reagent catalysis for the alkylation of arenes with benzyl alcohols: Kinetic evidence for an electrophilic pathway and a guide towards electronic tuning of catalyst efficiency Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical (2008), 279(1), 37-46.
Roy, Sujit; Podder, Susmita; Choudhury, Joyanta
30 Ir/Sn dual-reagent catalysis towards highly selective alkylation of arenes and heteroarenes with benzyl alcohols Journal of Chemical Sciences (2008), 120(5), 429-439.
Choudhury, Joyanta; Sinha, Pradipta; Prabhakar, S.; Vairamani, M.; Roy, Sujit
31 Selenophilicity of copper in selenium-carbon bond formation from selenous acid using Cu(II)/Sn(II) reagent Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements (2008), 183(12), 2943-2955
Bera, Milan; Roy, Sujit
32 A facile C-arylation of N-tosyl aziridines via Ag(I) catalysis Tetrahedron Letters (2007), 48(40), 7144-7146.
Podder, Susmita; Choudhury, Joyanta; Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Roy, Sujit
33 Dual-Reagent Catalysis within Ir-Sn Domain: Highly Selective Alkylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes with Aromatic Aldehydes Journal of Organic Chemistry (2007), 72(8), 3100-3103
Podder, Susmita; Roy, Sujit
34 Efficient and selective alkylation of arenes and heteroarenes with benzyl and allyl ethers using a Ir/Sn bimetallic catalyst Tetrahedron (2007), 63(37), 9146-9152.
Choudhury, Joyanta; Kumar, D. Krishna; Roy, Sujit
35 Generation of Ir-Sn and Rh-Sn bonds from the oxidative addition of tin(IV) halides to [Ir(μ-Cl)(1,5-COD)]2 and [Rh(μ-Cl)(1,5-COD)]2 Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2007), 692(25), 5614-5620.
Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Jana, Prithwish Kumar; Roy, Sujit
36 Pd/Sn(II)-mediated three-component cascade coupling (3-C3) approaches Tetrahedron Letters (2007), 48(7), 1183-1186.
Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Roy, Sujit
37 Pd0/SnII promoted Barbier-type allylation and crotylation of sulfonimines Tetrahedron Letters (2007), 48(40), 7177-7180.
Debroy, Paromita; Roy, Sujit
38 Recent advances in the synthesis and properties of ferrocenes having an unsaturated backbone Coordination Chemistry Reviews (2007), 251(1+2), 203-221.
Podder, Susmita; Choudhury, Joyanta; Roy, Sujit
39 Secondary Benzylation with Benzyl Alcohols Catalyzed by A High-Valent Heterobimetallic Ir-Sn Complex Journal of Organic Chemistry (2007), 72(8), 3129-3132
Debroy, Paromita; Naskar, Dinabandhu; Roy, Sujit
40 A facile transesterification route to ferrocenyl esters Inorganica Chimica Acta (2006), 359(4), 1215-1221
Banerjee, Moloy; Roy, Sujit
41 Highly efficient Barbier allylation with allyl alcohol using iridium(I)/tin(II): unusual and indirect roles of allyl alcohol and tin Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical (2006), 246(1-2), 231-236
Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Roy, Sujit
42 Highly efficient water promoted allylation and propargylation of aryl epoxides via rearrangement-carbonyl addition Tetrahedron (2006), 62(4), 678-683
Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Roy, Sujit
43 SnCl2 mediated efficient N,N-dialkylation of azides to tertiary-amine via potential stannaimine intermediate Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2006), 691(8), 1525-1530
Debroy, Paromita; Banerjee, Moloy; Prasad, Madhumita; Moulik, Satya P.; Roy, Sujit
44 Binding of Amino Acids into a Novel Multiresponsive Ferrocene Receptor Having an Ene Backbone Organic Letters (2005), 7(3), 403-406
Choudhury, Joyanta; Podder, Susmita; Roy, Sujit
45 Cooperative Friedel-Crafts Catalysis in Heterobimetallic Regime: Alkylation of Aromatics by π-Activated Alcohols Journal of the American Chemical Society (2005), 127(17), 6162-6163
Das, Jaya Prakash; Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Roy, Sujit
46 Synthesis of Alkynyl and Vinyl Selenides via Selenodecarboxylation of Arylpropiolic and Cinnamic Acids Organometallics (2005), 24(25), 6136-6140.
Banerjee, Moloy; Roy, Ujjal Kanti; Sinha, Pradipta; Roy, Sujit
47 Tuning the reactivity of organotin(IV) by LiOH: allylation and propargylation of epoxides via redox transmetalation Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2005), 690(6), 1422-1428
Sinha, Pradipta; Roy, Sujit
48 Barbier Reaction in the Regime of Metal Oxide: Carbonyl Allylation over β-SnO/Cu2O and Surface Diagnostics Organometallics (2004), 23(1), 67-71
Banerjee, Moloy; Roy, Sujit
49 Rhodium(I)-Catalyzed Carbonyl Allenylation versus Propargylation via Redox Transmetalation Across Tetragonal Tin(II) Oxide Organic Letters (2004), 6(13), 2137-2140
Banerjee, Moloy; Roy, Sujit
50 Palladium(0) catalyzed regioselective carbonyl propargylation across tetragonal tin(II) oxide via redox transmetallation Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom) (2003), (4), 534-535.
Debroy, Paromita; Roy, Sujit
51 Synthesis of ferrocenes with ene-terminus via water-promoted Barbier-like carbonyl allylation using bimetallic copper(II)/tin(II) reagent Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (2003), 675(1-2), 105-112
Das, Jaya Prakash; Sinha, Pradipta; Roy, Sujit
52 A Nitro-Hunsdiecker Reaction: From Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids to Nitrostyrenes and Nitroarenes Organic Letters (2002), 4(18), 3055-3058
Das, Jaya Prakash; Roy, Sujit
53 Catalytic Hunsdiecker Reaction of α,β-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids: How Efficient Is the Catalyst? Journal of Organic Chemistry (2002), 67(22), 7861-7864.
Sinha, Pradipta; Roy, Sujit
54 Barbier reaction in the regime of metal oxide: the first example of carbonyl allylation mediated by tetragonal tin(II) oxide Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom) (2001), (18), 1798-1799.
Sinha, Pradipta; Kundu, Abhijit; Roy, Sujit; Prabhakar, Sripadi; Vairamani, M.; Sankar, A. Ravi; Kunwar, A. C
55 Copper(II)/Tin(II) Reagent for Allylation, Propargylation, Alkylation, and Benzylation of Disulfides and Elemental Sulfur: New Insight into the "Copper Effect" Organometallics (2001), 20(1), 157-162
Kundu, Abhijit; Roy, Sujit
56 Copper(II)/Tin(II) Reagent for Allylation, Propargylation, Alkynylation, and Benzylation of Diselenides: A Novel Bimetallic Reactivity Organometallics (2000), 19(1), 105-107.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (2008)
  • Chemical Research Society of India Bronze Medal (2004)
  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in Chemical Sciences (1994)
  • University Gold Medal in MSc (1980)

Research Scholar

PhD: 17 (Awarded), 3 (Ongoing); MSc/MTech: 14 (Completed); 2 (Ongoing)

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