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Personal Details

Designation : Associate Professor Department : Chemistry E-Mail : pghorai@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1321, 669 1321 Fax : +91 755 669 2392

Academic Details

  • Assistant Professor, March, 2009- present, IISER, Bhopal
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Oct., 2005-Feb. 2009, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • PhD, 2005, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • M.Sc., 2002, IIT-Bombay

Awards and Honours

  • DAE Young Scientist Research Award Grant, 2010
  • DFG Research Fellowship (GRK 760), Germany, 2002-2005
  • Qualified CRIS-NET, India, 2002
  • Qualified GATE, India, 2002
  • Madhav Pandya Merit Scholarship, IIT-Bombay, India, 2000-2002


    • Development of methods for organic synthesis with useful chemo-, regio-, diastereo-, and especially, enantio-selectivity
    • Utilizations of these developed methods to address the problems in the synthesis of complex molecules possessing interesting structural, biological and physical properties


    • Prasanta Ghorai, Anja Kraus, Max Keller, Carsten Götte, Patrick Igel, Günther Bernhardt, Manfred Zabel, Stefan Dove, Sigurd Elz, Roland Seifert, Armin Buschauer*, Acylguanidines as Bioisosteres of Guanidines: NG-Acylated Imidazolylpropylguanidines, a New Class of Histamine H2 Receptor Agonists J. Med. Chem., 2008, 51, 7193-7204.
    • Prasanta Ghorai, Anja Kraus, Tobias Birnkammer, Günther Bernhardt, Stefan Dove, Roland Seifert, Sigurd Elz, Armin Buschauer*, Chiral NG-Acylated Hetarylpropylguanidine-type Histamine H2 Receptor Agonists do not show Significant Stereoselectivity, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 2010, 20, 3173-3176.
    • Patrick Dussault* and Prasanta Ghorai, Methods and Compositions for Generating Singlet Oxygen, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2010), US 2010040530 A1 20100218
    • Prasanta Ghorai, Patrick H. Dussault*, and Chunhua Hu, Synthesis of Spiro-bisperoxyketals, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 2401-2404.
    • Prasanta Ghorai and Patrick H. Dussault*, A mild and efficient Re(VII)-catalyzed synthesis of 1,1-dihydroperoxide, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4577-4579.
    • Prasanta Ghorai and Patrick H. Dussault*, Broadly Applicable Synthesis of 1,2,4,5-Tetraoxanes, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 213-216.
    • Prasanta Ghorai and Patrick H. Dussault*, A New Peroxide Fragmentation: Efficient Chemical Generation of 1O2 in Organic Media, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 4572-4575.
    • J. Hang, P. Ghorai, S. A. Finkenstaedt-Quinn, I.. Findik, E. Sliz, K. T. Kuwata, P. H. Dussault*, Generation of Singlet Oxygen from Fragmentation of Monoactivated 1,1-Dihydroperoxides, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 1233-1243.
    • Suman Pramanik and Prasanta Ghorai*, Re2O7-Catalyzed Three-Component Synthesis of Protected Secondary and Tertiary Homoallylic Amines, Chem. Comm., 2012, 48, 1820-1822.
    • Braja Gopal Das, Rajendra Nallagonda, and Prasanta Ghorai*, Direct Substitution of Hydroxy Group of π-Activated Alcohols with Electron Deficient Amines using Re2O7 Catalyst, J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 5577-5583.
    • Braja Gopal Das and Prasanta Ghorai*, The Direct Reductive Amination of Electron-deficient Amines with Aldehydes: the Unique Reactivity of Re2O7 Catalyst Chem. Comm., 2012, 48, 8276-8278.