Sanfaori Brahma

Sanfaori Brahma

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITK)

Inorganic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014


  • Transition Metal Complex Electronic Spectra and Magnetic Properties, M.Sc. 1st semester (CH101)
  • Organometallic chemistry and Mechanism in Inorganic Reactions, MSc. 2nd semester (CH201)
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry, MSc. 3rd Semester (CH301)
  • Organometallic Chemistry, MSc 4th semester (CH408)


 1. Rakhimoni Borah (PhD Student)

2. Naranarayan Deori (PhD Student)

 1. Asymmetric Catalysis

2. Metal Catalysed Reactions

3. CO2 Fixation Reactions


  1. JRF, Year: 2007, Awarding Organisation: CSIR
  2. SRF, Year: 2009, Awarding Organisation: CSIR

 Journal Publications

  1. Sk. A. Ikbal, A. Dhamija, S. Brahma and S. P. Rath,  A Nonempirical Approach for Direct Determination of the Absolute Configuration of 1,2-Diols and Amino Alcohols Using Mg(II)bisporphyrin, J. Org. Chem  81, 5440, 2016
  2. Sk. A. Ikbal, S. Brahma and S. P. Rath, Step-wise induction, amplification and inversion of molecular chirality through the coordination of chiral diamines with Zn(II)bisporphyrin , Chem. Commun. 51, 895, 2015
  3. Sk. A. Ikbal, S. Brahma and S. P. Rath, Transfer and Control of Molecular Chirality in the 1:2 Host-Guest Supramolecular Complex Consisting of Mg(II) bisporphyrin and Chiral Diols: Effect of H-bonding on Rationalization of Chirality , Chem. Commun. 50, 14037, 2014
  4. S. Brahma, Sk. A. Ikbal, A. Dhamija and S. P. Rath, Highly Enhanced Bisignate Circular Dichroism of Ferrocene-Bridged Zn(II) Bisporphyrin Tweezer with Extended Chiral Substrates due to Well-matched Host-Guest System, Inorg. Chem. 53, 2381, 2014
  5. S. Brahma, Sk. A. Ikbal and S. P. Rath* , Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of a Series of Chiral Tweezer-Diamine Complexes Consisting of an Achiral Zinc(II) Bisporphyrin Host and Chiral Diamine Guest: Induction and Rationalization of Supramolecular Chirality, Inorg. Chem. 53, 49, 2014
  6. A. Chaudhary, Sk. A. Ikbal, S. Brahma and S. P. Rath, Formation of exo-exo, exo-endo and tweezer conformation induced by axial ligand in a Zn(II) bisporphyrin: Synthesis, structure and properties., Polyhedron 52, 761, 2013
  7. S. Brahma, Sk. A. Ikbal, S. Dey and S. P. Rath, Induction of supramolecular chirality in di-zinc(II) bisporphyrin via tweezer formation: synthesis, structure and rationalization of chirality, Chem. Commun. 48, 4070, 2012
  8. Sk. A. Ikbal, S. Brahma and S. P. Rath, Building-up Remarkably Stable Magnesium Porphyrin Polymers Self-Assembled via Bidentate Axial Ligands: Synthesis, Structure, Surface Morphology, and Effect of Bridging Ligands, Inorg. Chem. 51, 9666, 2012
  9. S. Brahma, Sk. A. Ikbal and S. P. Rath,  Syn-anti conformational switching: Synthesis and X-ray structures of tweezer and anti form in a zinc porphyrin dimer induced by axial ligands, Inorg. Chim. Acta.  372, 62, 2011


  • UGC-Start-up Grant, (Title: [n]Rotaxanes (n > 3) having two threads passing through the same ring: Synthesis, structure, characterisation and their potential applications.
  • DST Start Up Research Grant (Young Scientist) [SERB/F/8533/2015-16] (Duration: March 2016 to March, 2019)


Sanfaori Brahma

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

Phone : +91-7577886978