Dibakar Chandra Deka, FRSC

Dibakar Chandra Deka

Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University
Guwahati 781 014, Assam, India.

Phone : 91+9864075111

Email  dcdeka@gauhati.ac.in



Correspondence Address

Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam, India

Phone No.

Mobile : 9864075111


dcdeka@rediffmail.com, dcdeka1102@gmail.com, dcdeka@gauhati.ac.in

Research Interest

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Products, Biodiesel, Bioethnol, Environmental science

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Distinction etc.



Gauhati University


Synthetic Organic Chemistry

1st D.Sc. in Chemistry from GU


Post-doctoral Diploma

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan



Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Received UNESCO Research Fellowship



IIT Kharagpur


Organic Reaction under Pressure

Received GATE Fellowship


Certificate in German

IIT Kharagpur




German Language

During Ph.D. Fellowship



IIT Kharagpur


High Pressure Technology & Catalysis

Rank 1st



Gauhati University


Specialization in Organic Chemistry


Rank 5th



Cotton College, GU


Chem(Hons), Phys, Math, Eng

Rank 3rd in University

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Name of the Programme



International Training Course on “Frontier areas of Organic Chemistry” sponsored by UNIDO (Viena, Austria) and ICS (Trieste, Italy), and organized jointly by IISc Bangalore and JNC for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

From December 8 to 18, 1993.



International Training Programme on Spectroscopy sponsored by UNESCO and organized by IIT Madras

From January 01 to 13, 2001.


National Short Term Training Programme on “Applications of Computer in Chemical Sciences and Engineering” organized by Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering  and Technology, Longowal, Punjab.

From May 28 to June 08, 2001

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Area of Assignment


From              To              Years & Months


UNESCO Post-Doctoral Fellow

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan


1/10/1989       30/9/1990             1 year


Commonwealth Visiting Fellow

The University of Manchester, UK


1/10/1997        30/9/1998            1 year


Member, Academic Visiting Team, GU

Oxford University, Brunel University, King’s College, East London University, London

To explore academic collaboration

22/2/2016        28/2/2016            1 week

  • Within University (Present & recent)
    1. Head, Department of Chemistry since September/2011 to August/2014.
    2. Coordinator (Logistic) for establishment of Institute of Science and Technology, Gauhati University 2009 - 2014.
    3. Member, Executive Council, Gauhati University
    4. Member, Academic Council since March 2005.
    5. Chairman, GU Hospital Advisory Committee for three years w.e.f.14/11/2012.
    6. Chairman, Committee for Courses & Studies (PG, Chemistry), Gauhati University (2011 – 2014).
    7. Member, Research Council, Gauhati University since 2013.
    8. Member, Gauhati University Tender Committee.
    9. Member, Health Hazard Committee, Gauhati University vide Notification No.GU/M/2013/22 dated 30/4/2013.
    10. General Secretary, Gauhati University Alumni Association from November 2007 to December 2016. As the Secretary I initiated action to bring more than 6 million Indian rupees from MP LAD Fund to construct an Alumni House for the first time in the university.

  •  With Other Organisations (Present & recent)
    1. President, All India Association of Chemistry Teachers (ACT) since January 2017.
    2. Member of the Governing Body, Beltola College, Guwahati (2012 – 2015).
    3. Member of the Governing Body, Barkhetri College, Mukalmua, Nalbari District (2012 – 2015).
    4. Member of the Governing Body, SBMS College, Sualkuchi 2015 onwards.
    5. President, The Society for Chemical Education Assam (2012 – 2016).
    6. Secretary, Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers (N. E. Zone) & Executive Committee Member of the Central Committee
      1. 1st Term : 2004 to 2007.
      2. 2nd Term : 2007- 2010.
      3. 3rd Term : 2010 – 2013.
    7. Vice-President, all India Association of Chemistry Teachers (N. E. Zone) 2013-2016.
    8. Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS) in Chemistry, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Arunachal Pradesh vide memo No.AC-1057/BPGS/Chem/2011 dated 1st Feb, 2013 for 3 years.
  • Positions of Chairs

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Name of the Chair

Name of the Agencies/Departments involved

Period of holding the Chair


Chairperson, GU Hospital Advisory Committee

Gauhati University

for 3 years w.e.f.14/11/2012


Chairperson, Committee for Courses & Studies (PG, Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University

3 years


Chairperson, Committee for Courses & Studies (UG, Chemistry)

Department of Chemistry, Colleges affiliated Gauhati University

3 years


Chairperson, Committee for Courses & Studies (UG, Home Science), Gauhati University

Department of Home Science, Colleges affiliated to Gauhati University

3 years


Chairperson, Departmental Research Committee

Department of Chemistry, Colleges affiliated Gauhati University

3 years

  1. General Secretary, The Society for Chemical Education Assam,
    1. 1st term : 2005 -2007
    2. 2nd term : 2007- 2009
  2. Joint Secretary, The Society for Chemical Education Assam from 1996 to 2001.
  3. Convener, State Level Chemistry Olympiad from 2001 to 2005. Chemistry Olympiad Activity was started by me for the first time in the state. This activity has been a major activity now for the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University.
  4. Executive Committee Member of Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers from its inception in 2001.
  5. Executive Committee Member of Gauhati University Teachers Association 2000 – 2004.
  6. Joint Secretary, Gauhati University Teachers Association 2001-02.
  7. Convener, Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, 2004
  8. Convener, Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society & National Conference on Current Trends in Science and Technology, 2005
  9. Coordinator, Refresher Course in Chemistry, 2007 conducted by Academic Staff College, Gauhati University
  10. Joint Convener, National Conference on Current Trends in Chemical Research, 2004
  11. Member, Organization Committee for Seminar on Examination Reforms organized by Gauhati University and sponsored by The Association of Indian Universities, 2005.
  12. Organizing Secretary, National Seminar on Chemistry Education and Research and National Convention of Chemistry Teachers (NCCT-12), Nov 1-4, 2012.


Contributions to Journal & Books



Books authored

(i)                 Kolakhar and its Chemistry, 1st Edition 2008 & 2nd Edition 2011

                  ISBL : 978-81-920862-9-3 published by 1st Edn, Society

                   for Chemical Education Assam, 2nd Edn, Techno Ed

                  Publication, Guwahati-3

Book Chapters in

(i)                 Appropriate Technologies for North East India, 2012

ISBN 81-85211-93-0 published by Associated Publishing Company, New Delhi.

(ii)              Chemistry Education, 2012

ISBN 978-81-8487-197-5 published by Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.

Editor in Chief

(i)                 Prajna, Journal of Gauhati University Teachers’ Association 2010, ISSN 0976-9072.


(i)                 Research in Chemistry, Vol. 1, 2011

(ii)              Research in Chemistry, Vol. 2, 2012

(iii)            Research in Chemistry, Vol. 3, 2013

Research in Chemistry is a collective volume of all publications by the faculties, Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University.

(iv)             Current Trends in Science and Technology, 2004

(v)               Current Trends in Science and Technology, 2005

Current Trends in Science and Technology is a Proceeding Volume published by Assam Science Society.

Peer reviewer for

(i)                 Journal of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

(ii)              Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B

(iii)            Pharmaceutical  Biology

(iv)             Molecular Diversity

(v)               International Journal of food Properties

(vi)             Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research

(vii)          Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences

(viii)        Industrial Crops and Products

(ix)             Journal of Dietary Supplements

(x)               Journal Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy

Patents Generated

(i)                 Patent granted:

A method for the isolation of potasium carbonate from banana plants

Indian Patent No.222135/2008

(ii)              Patent Applied for:

Catalyst for transesterification of vegetable oil to biodiesel

Indian Patent Application No.2265/MUM/2013 dated 4/6/2013.

(iii)            Patent Applied for:

Highly efficient catalyst from banana plant for transesterifition of vegetable oils to fatty acid methyl esters

Indian Patent Application No.1669/KOL/08.

Publications in Reputed Journals

Recent publications


1.      Evaluation of anticancer and antimicrobial activity of arborinine from Glycosmis pentaphylla

Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature (accepted)

2.      Single crystal X-ray diffraction in structure elucidation of arborinine from Glycosmis pentaphylla

The Natural Products Journal, 2017, 7, 1-7.

3.   Metal profile of traditional alcoholic beverages prepared by the ethnic communities of Assam, India

Journal of the Institute of Brewing (accepted Jan 2017).

4.   A new, convenient and expeditious synthesis of 4-alkyl-5-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-ols in water through a multicomponent reaction

Tetrahedron Letters, 2017, 58, 566-569.

5    Organocatalytic domino Knoevenagel-Michael reaction in water for the regioselective synthesis of benzo[4,5]imidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidines and pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidin-2-amines

RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 91320-91324.

6.   A comparative analysis of lipid contents of six important macrofungi of Assam

Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research 3 (2016) 11-13.

7    In vivo and in vitro anti-diabetic and hepatoprotective effects of edible pods of Parkia roxburghii and quantification of the active constituent by HPLC-PDA

J Ethnopharmacology 191 (2016) 21-28.

8    Ni–Al2O3 as reusable heterogeneous catalyst for expedient one-pot synthesis of naphthopyrans

Res. Chem. Intermed. 2016, 42, 6863-6871.

9.   Preparation and characterization of a heterogeneous catalyst from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Catalytic application in the synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes and bis(pyrrolyl)methanes under solvent free condition

Current Catalysis 2016, 5(1), 51-65.

10. Methodology of rice beer preparation by some ethnic communities in Sibsagar district of Asam, India: A survey

International J Multidisciplinary Research and Development 2016, 3(1), 337-340.

11. Solvent Free and Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Functionalized Trisubstituted Alkenes using Water Stable and Reusable Indium(III) Triflate as the Catalyst

Current Microwave Chemistry 2016, 3(3), 238-246.

12. An improved method for the synthesis of β-aminocarbonyl and β-aminonitrile compounds using indium(III) trifluoromethanesulphonate in glycerol under microwave irradiation

Current Microwave Chemistry 2016, 3(1), 47-54.

13. Fuel Property of Biodiesel and Petrodiesel mix: Experiment with Biodiesel from Yellow Oleander Seed Oil

Biofuels 2015, 6, 269-272.

14. Performance of yellow oleander methyl ester (YOME) as lubricity additive in high speed diesel fuel

Energy Education Science and Technology Part C: Future Energy Sources 2015, 7(4), 221-230.

15. Analysis of nutrient content of five non-conventional vegetables of Assam, India

      Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 8 (2015) 101–108.

16. Determination of Macro and Trace Element Contents of Some Indigenous Fruits of North Eastern Region of India

Asian Journal of Chemistry,  27( 1),  (2015), 169-172.

17. Pot, atom and step economic (PASE) synthesis of 5-monoalkylbarbiturates through domino aldol-Michael reaction

Tetrahedron Letters 56 (2015) 731–734.

18. Colorimetric method of determination of alcohol content of jou: a traditional rice beer of Bodo community of Assam, India

International Research Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 2014,

1(6), 33-41.

19. Reaction of 6-aminouracils with aldehydes in water as both solvent and reactant under FeCl3.6H2O catalysis: towards 5-alkyl/arylidenebarbituric acids

RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 32207-32213

20. FeCl3.6H2O catalyzed aqeous media domino synthesis of 5-monoalkylbarbiturates: water as both reactant and solvent

RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 10402-10411.

21. Seed oils from non-conventional sources in north-east India: potential feedstock for production of biodiesel

Natural Product Research, 2014. 28(8), 577–580.

22. Synthesis and characterization of yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana) seed oil-based alkyd resin

Industrial Crops and Products 52 (2014) 721-728.

23. Fenton oxidation and combined Fenton-microbial treatment for remediation of crude oil contaminated soil in Assam – India

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013, 15, 1913. (RSC Publishing).

24. Salt substitute from banana plant (Musa-balbisiana Colla)

      Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 2013, 5(6):155-159.

25. Mineral contents of some wild green leafy vegetables of North-East India

Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research 2013, 5(3), 117-121.

26. In vitro and in vivo antioxidant activity of fresh juice of Citrus grandis of Northeastern Region of India

Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants 2012, 18:4, 349-359.

27. Identification and characterization of antimicrobial metabolite from an endophytic fungus, Fusarium solani isolated from bark of Himalayan yew.

Mycosphere 2011, 2(3), 203–213.

28. High quality biodiesel from yellow oleander (Thevetia peruviana) seed oil

Biomass & Bioenergy, 2011, 35, 1797-1803.

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Name of Award/Fellowship


Awarded by

Year of Award


Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)


Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK



President, All India Association of Chemistry Teachers


President of All India Association of Chemistry Teachers

From Jan/2017 for 3 years


Bharat Jyoti Award


India International Friendship Society, New Delhi



Best Citizens of India Award


International Publishing House, New Delhi



The Research Board of Advisors


The American Biographical Institute



Best Participant, International Yoga Day, June 21, 2015


Gauhati University


Ph.D. awarded

1.                  Dr. Bhaskar Kumar Choudhury (1999)

2.                  Dr. Ruli Borah (2000)

3.                  Dr. Naba Jyoti Deka (2001)

4.                  Dr. Hari Sankar Kakati (2004)

5.                  Dr. Biswajit Purkayastha (2004)

6.                  Dr. Diganta Kumar Choudhury (2007)

7.                  Dr. Nripendra Nath Talukdar (2008) 

8.                  Dr. Maumita Paul (2008)

9.                  Dr. Pankaj Kalita (2012)

10.              Dr. Kumari Sukanya (2012)

11.              Dr. Dhiresh Chakraborty (2012)

12.              Dr. Sanjay Basumatary (2012)

13.              Dr. Tiluttama Mudoi (2012)

14.              Dr. Vimal Kumar (2012)

15.              Dr. Monmi Saikia (2014)

16.              Dr. Pankaj Saikia (2014)  

17.              Dr. Satya Ranjan Neog (2014)

18.              Dr. Swarnali Pathak (2014)

19.              Dr. Kajal Dutta (2014)

20.              Dr. Abdul Halim Shah (2015)

21.              Dr. Priyanka Baruah (2015)

22.              Dr. Pranita Das (2017)

23.              Dr. Mostafa Momin (2017)


Presently Working:

1.      Ms. Surabhi Buragohain

2.      Ms. Pranami Handique

3.      Ms. Moon Moon Das

4.      Ms. Anamika Kalita

5.      Ms. Anjumoni Talukdar

6.      Mr. Subarna Jyoti Kalita

7.      Mr. Diganta Sarma

8.      Ms. Jutika Devi

9.   Md. Yunus Sheikh

Completed Projects

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Client/Organization’s name

Nature of project


UGC, New Delhi

Research & Development, Organic Synthesis


Royal Government of Bhutan

Environmental Assessment Study


DBT, New Delhi

Extraction & Identification of vegetable oils in North East India


DST, New Delhi

Antioxidant properties of native fruits of North East


UGC, New Delhi

Research & Development, Organic Synthesis


UGC, New Delhi

Research & Development, Organic Synthesis


CSIR, New Delhi

Research & Development, Organic Synthesis

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