Ramesh C. Samanta

Ramesh C. Samanta

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

Dr. Samanta obtained his B.Sc. from Vidyasagar University and M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He received Ph.D. degree from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Germany under supervision of Prof. Armido Studer. After completing his first postdoctoral stay with Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto at the Chubu University, Japan, as a JSPS fellow, he moved to the group of Prof. Lutz Ackermann as Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellow at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. In February 2022, he joined the Organic Chemistry Division at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory as a DST Inspire faculty, and in July 2022, he was appointed as Senior Scientist (Ad-hoc). His research interests lie in method development for sustainable organic synthesis and application to value-added compounds.

Professional Experience

Senior Scientist (Ad-hoc) in Organic Chemistry Division at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (July 2022-present) 

DST-Inspire Faculty in Organic Chemistry Division at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (Feb 2022-July 2022)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (Supervisor: Prof. Lutz Ackermann) (2018-2021)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Chubu University, Japan (Supervisor: Prof. Hisashi Yamamoto) (2014-2018)

Selected Publications

  • S. M. Suryawanshi, S. Sahoo, P. S. Shaligram, N. Manna And R. C. Samanta*, Electrochemically enabled (3+2) cycloaddition of unbiased alkenes and ?-dicarbonyls, Chem. Commun., 60, 5836 - 5839 (2024), DOI:10.1039/d4cc01263a.
  • I. Maksso, † R. C. Samanta, † Y. Zhan, K. Zhang, S. Warratz And L. Ackermann*, Polymer up-cycling by mangana-electrocatalytic C(sp3)–H azidation without directing groups, Chem. Sci., 14, 8109 - 8118 (2023), DOI:10.1039/D3SC02549G († contributed equally).
  • T. H. Meyer, † R. C. Samanta, † A. Del Vecchio And L. Ackermann* , Mangana(III/IV)electro-Catalyzed C(sp3)–H Azidation, Chem. Sci., 12, 2890 - 2897 (2021), DOI:10.1039/d0sc05924b († contributed equally).
  • R. C. Samanta, J. Struwe And L. Ackermann* , Nickelaelectro-Catalyzed Mild C–H Alkylations at Room Temperature, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 59, 14154 - 14159 (2020), DOI:10.1002/anie.202004958.
  • R. C. Samanta* And H. Yamamoto* , Catalytic Asymmetric Bromocyclization of Polyenes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 1460 - 1463 (2017), DOI:10.1021/jacs.6b13193.
  • R. C. Samanta* And H. Yamamoto*, Selective Halogenation Using an Aniline Catalyst, Chem. Eur. J., 21, 11976 - 11979 (2015), DOI:10.1002/chem.201502234.
  • R. C. Samanta, S. De Sarkar, R. Fröhlich, S. Grimme* And A. Studer* , N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Catalyzed Chemoselective Acylation of Alcohols in the Presence of Amines with Various Acylating Reagents, Chem. Sci., 4, 2177 - 2184 (2013), DOI:10.1039/c3sc00099k.
  • R. C. Samanta, B. Maji, S. De Sarkar, K. Bergander, R. Fröhlich, C. Mück-Lichtenfeld*, H. Mayr* And A. Studer*, Nucleophilic Addition of Enols and Enamines to ?,?-Unsaturated Acyl Azoliums: Mechanistic Studies, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 5234 - 5238 (2012), DOI:10.1002/anie.201109042.

Research Interest

  • Organic Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Ramesh C. Samanta

Senior Scientist

Organic Chemistry Division

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008

Phone: +912025902285

Email: rc.samanta@ncl.res.in