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Dr Bipul Sarkar

Scientist

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Research Interest

  • Materials Chemistry for Green Petrochemicals
  • Green Chemistry of Platform Chemicals
  • Catalysis for Residue Upgradation
  • Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids
  • Surface Chemistry of Nanomaterials

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Fellow, Korea (2016)
  • Brian Korea postdoctoral fellow, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea (2016)
  • CSIR-UGC National eligibility test (NET) for Doctoral Fellowship (2009)
  • Ranked 3rd in Masters in Chemistry from University of Kalyani, India (2009)

Patents

  • Process for the preparation of Cu-Cr oxides for selective oxidation reactions
    R Bal, B Sarkar, S S Acharyya, S Ghosh, C Pendem and J Kumar
    US 20130085305 A1
  • Process for the selective hydroxylation of benzene with molecular oxygen
    R Bal, S S Acharyya, S Ghosh, B Sarkar, K S Rawat and C Pendem
    US 20130096351 A1
  • A process for preparation of Ag-W oxide catalyst for the selective conversion of propylene to propylene oxide with molecular oxygen
    R Bal, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya, B Sarkar, R K Singha and C Pendem
    WO 2013098855A1
  • Catalyst for single step conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid and process for the preparation thereof
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, C Pendem, S S Acharyya and S Ghosh
    US2014128632-A1
  • Coke resistant solid catalyst, process for the preparation thereof and a process for vapour phase dry reforming of methane
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya and C Pendem
    US 20140145117 A1
  • Catalyst for selective dehydrogenation / oxidative dehydrogenation reactions and process for the preparation thereof
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya and C Pendem
    US 20140128653 A1
  • Process for the preparation of nanocrystalline Pt-Ce oxide catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of phenol and its derivatives
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R K Singha, R Goyal, S Das, C Pendem, S S Acharyya, S Ghosh and A Bordoloi
    US 20150080614 A1
  • Ni-MgO-ZnO catalyst for activation of methane and a process for the preparation thereof. R Bal, R K Singha, B Sarkar, C Pendem and A Bordoloi
    Application No: 2508Del2014 (Indian & US Patents)
  • An improved process for the production of syngas by oxy-dry reforming of natural gas over bimetallic catalyst
    R Bal, B Sarkar, R Goyal, L N S Konthala, C Pendem and A Bordoloi
    Application No: 0226NF2014 (Indian & US Patents)
  • An improved metal sulphide catalyst for the slurry hydrocracking of the refinery resid
    K Nagaraja , R Ravishankar, B Sarkar, G Valavarasu, , P V C Rao and N V Choudary
    US Patent App. 15/740,957

Selected Publications

  • MoOnanoclusters decorated on TiO2 nanorods for oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene
    B Sarkar, R Goyal, L N S Konathala, C Pendem, T Sasaki and R Bal
    Appl. Catal. B 2017, 217, 637-649
  • Single-step synthesis of hierarchical BxCN: a metal-free catalyst for low-temperature oxidative dehydrogenation of propane
    R Goyal, B Sarkar, A Bag, F Lefebvre, S Sameer, C Pendem and A Bordoloi >
    J. Mat. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 18559–18569
  • Synergy studies between metal support interface and selective hydrogenation of HMF to DMF in water
    R Goyal, B Sarkar; A Bag, N Siddiqui, D Dumbre, N Lucas and A Bordoloi
    J. Catal. 2016, 340, 248–260
  • Pt nanoparticle supported on nanocrystalline CeO2: Highly selective catalyst for up-gradation of phenolic derivatives present in bio-oil
    B Sarkar, C Pendem, L N S Konathala, T Sasaki and R Bal
    J. Mat. Chem. A. 2014, 2, 18398 – 18404
  • Synthesis of AgWCNx nanocomposite for one-step conversion of Cyclohexene to Adipic acid and its mechanistic studies
    R Goyal, S Sameer, B Sarkar, A Bag, N Singhal and A Bordoloi
    Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 16555-16565
  • Preparation of Cu-nanoclusters supported on nanocrystalline SiO2-MnO2 as a bifunctional catalyst for selective conversion of glycerol to acrylic acid
    B Sarkar, C Pendem, L N S Konathala, R Tiwari, T Sasaki and R Bal
    Chem. Comm. 2014, 50, 9707-9010
  • Selective oxidation of propylene to propylene oxide over silver-supported tungsten oxide nanostructure with molecular oxygen
    S Ghosh, S S Acharyya, R Tiwari, B. Sarkar, R K Singha, C Pendem, T Sasaki and R Bal
    ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 2169–2174
  • Preparation of the CuCr2O4 spinel nanoparticles catalyst for selective oxidation of toluene to benzaldehyde
    S S Acharyya, S Ghosh, R Tiwari, B Sarkar, R K Singha, C Pendem, T Sasaki and R Bal
    Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2500-2508
  • Acid Base Co-operative catalysis over Mesoporous Nitrogen Rich Carbon
    R Goyal, B Sarkar, N Lucus and A Bordoloi
    Chem. Cat. Chem. 2014, 6, 3091-3095
  • Room temperature selective oxidation of cyclohexane over Cu-nanoclusters supported on nanocrystalline Cr2O3
    B Sarkar, P Prajapati, R Tiwari, S Ghosh, S S Acharyya, C Pendem, R K Singha, L. N. S.
    Konathala, J. Kumar, T. Sasaki and R. Bal
    Green Chem. 2012, 14, 2600-2606