Details of workshop


    Title: Chemistry: Synthetic and purification techniques in Chemistry

Course Objectives:

The workshop is designed to provide training to various experimental techniques for the 1st year/2nd year college level students of chemistry. The workshop will focus on various synthetic techniques in organic and inorganic chemistry, purification and spectroscopy. There will also be a component in computational chemistry with a hands on workshop. The workshop will comprise of lectures, lab sessions and a follow-up discussions

Duration: 6 Days
Subhajit Bandyopadhyay

Subhajit Bandyopadhyay did his MSc from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He completed his doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Reginald Mitchell at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This was followed by a postdoctoral position with Professor Ron Breslow at Columbia University in the city of New York followed by a stint at Cambridge University, UK with Prof. Florian Hollfelder before joining IISER Kolkata. He is currently a Professor at IISER Kokata.

Sayam Sen Gupta

Sayam Sen Gupta did his MSc from IIT Kanpur and his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. This was followed by a postdoctoral position at the Scripps Research Institute (with Professor M. G. Finn). Then he moved to Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Technical University Munich, Germany with Prof Dr Thomas Schiebel. Before joining IISER Kolkata as an Associate Professor, he was a scientist at NCL Pune.

Intended audience:

1st year level college students/2nd year level students may also be considered

Pre-requisites for students: Basic organic, inorganic and physical chemistry
Participants/workshop: 50 students
List of Experiments: Day 1. A molecule in many forms - Tautomerization in nature and in the labs.
Day 2. Pure and not-so-pure: Separation and purification techniques.
Day 3. Fluorescence in nature and in the laboratory.
Day 4. Chemistry – its dynamic nature. Computer modelling lab.
Useful apps in chemistry.
Day 5. Synthetic inorganic metal complexes.
Day 6. Evaluation.