Chemistry

Head of Department

Dr. Atanu Singha Roy
Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur

E-mail:
asroy86@nitm.ac.in

Faculty

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Dr. Naba Kamal Nath Assistant Professor

Ph. D, University of Hyderabad

nabakamal.nath@nitm.ac.in nabakamal.nath@gmail.com
9402102396

Research Interest

Crystal Engineering, Energy Converting Smart Materials, Solid State Forms of Pharmaceuticals

Education Qualification

Ph. D, University of Hyderabad

Publications

1. Isostructural polymorphs of triiodophloroglucinol and triiodoresorcinol

Naba K. Nath, B. K. Saha, A. Nangia

New J. Chem., 2008, 32, 1693-1701.

(Special issue on Polymorphism and Crystal forms)

2. Polymorphism in fuchsones

S. K. Chandran, Naba K. Nath, S. Roy, A. Nangia

Cryst Growth & Des., 2008, 8, 140-154.

(Special issue on Facets of Polymorphism in Crystals)

3. Synthon competition and cooperation in molecular salts of hydroxybenzoic acids and aminopyridines

B. Sarma, Naba K. Nath, B. R. Bhogala, A. Nangia

Cryst Growth & Des., 2009, 9, 1546-1557.

 4. N–H···N(pyridyl) and N–H···O(urea) hydrogen bonding and molecular conformation of N-aryl-N ?-pyridylureas

S. K. Chandran, Naba K. Nath, S. Cherukuvada, A. Nangia

J. Mol. Struct., 2010, 968, 99-107.

5. Novel form V of tolbutamide and a high Z ? crystal structure of form III

Naba K. Nath, A. Nangia

CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 47-51.

(Structure of the week in Crystal Growth & Design Network)

6. Crystal structures of mirtazapine molecular salts

B. Sarma, R. Thakuria, Naba K. Nath, A. Nangia

CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 3232-3240.

7. Crystal structure of methyl paraben polymorph II

Naba K. Nath, H. Aggarwal, A. Nangia

Cryst Growth & Des., 2011, 11, 967-971.

8. Neutral and zwitterionic polymorphs of 2-(p-tolylamino)nicotinic Acid

Naba K. Nath, S. S. Kumar, A. Nangia

Cryst Growth & Des., 2011, 11, 4594-4605.

(IUCR best poster in ICCOSS XX, Bengaluru, India)

9. Chiral and racemic tetramoprhs of t-butylfuchsone

Naba K. Nath, S. Nilapwar, A. Nangia

Cryst Growth & Des., 2012, 12, 1613-1625.

(Invited cover art March 2012 issue)

10. Isomorphous crystals by chloro–methyl exchange in polymorphic fuchsones

Naba K. Nath, A. Nangia

Cryst Growth & Des., 2012, 12, 5411-5425.

11. Temozolomide hydrochloride dihydrate

N. J. Babu, P. Sanphui, Naba K. Nath, U. B. R. Khandavilli, A. Nangia

CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 666-671.

12. Resolution of (RS)-binol through co-crystal formation with 3-n-propyl-4-((R/S)-1?-phenylethylamino)butanoic acid

B. N. Roy, G. P. Singh, P. S. Lathi, R. Mitra, Naba K. Nath, A. Kalyanchakravarthi, A. Nangia

Indian Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 52B, 394–404.

13. Visible-light-induced photodimerization of a photoactive yellow protein (PYP) chromophore model in a single crystal

Naba K. Nath, K. Manoj, A. S. Gâz, P. Naumov

Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 8094-8099.

(Cover art June 2013 issue)

 14.  Biomimetic crystalline actuators: structure–kinematic aspects of the self-actuation and motility of thermosalient crystals

S. C. Sahoo, M. K. Panda, Naba K. Nath, P. Naumov

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 12241-12251.

15.  Thermally induced and photoinduced mechanical effects in molecular single crystals—a revival

Naba K. Nath, M. K. Panda, S. C. Sahoo, P. Naumov

CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1850-1858.

16. Thermally induced and photoinduced mechanical effects in molecular single crystals—a revival

Naba K. Nath, M. K. Panda, S. C. Sahoo, P. Naumov

CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 1850-1858.

17. Why is firefly oxyluciferin a notoriously labile substance?

O. V. Maltsev, Naba K. Nath, P. Naumov, L. Hintermann

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 847-850.

18. Actuation based on thermo/photosalient effect: biogenic smart hybrid driven by light and heat

S. C. Sahoo, Naba K. Nath, L. Zhang, M. H. Semreen, T. H. Al–Tel, P. Naumov

RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 7640-7647.

19. Structural elucidation of the neuraminidase inhibitor zanamivir (Relenza): creeping and diffusion for polymorph separation

Naba K. Nath, N. Yasuda, W. M. Rabeh, S. C. Sahoo, P. Naumov

Cryst Growth & Des., 2014, 14, 770-774.

20. Polymorphism and isostructurality in sulfonylhydrazone

R. Thakuria, Naba K. Nath, A. Nangia

CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 4681-4690.

21. Model for photoinduced bending of slender molecular crystals

Naba K. Nath, L. Pejov, S. M. Nichols, C. Hu, N. Saleh, B. Kahr, P. Naumov

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 2757-2766

22. Colossal Positive and Negative Thermal Expansion and Thermosalient Effect in a Pentamorphic Organometallic Martensite

M. K. Panda, T. Run?evski, S. C. Sahoo, A. A. Belik, Naba K. Nath, R. E. Dinnebier, P. Naumov

Nature Communications, 2014, doi:10.1038/ncomms5811

23. Structure?Reactivity Correlations and Mechanistic Understanding of the Photorearrangement and Photosalient Effect of ??Santonin and Its Derivatives in Solutions, Crystals, and Nanocrystalline Suspensions.

P. Commins, A. Natarajan, C.-K. Tsai, S. I. Khan, Naba K. Nath, P. Naumov, M. A. Garcia-Garibay

Cryst Growth & Des., 2015, 15, 1983-1990.

24. In situ Crystallization and Crystal Structure Determination of Chlorobenzene

Naba K. Nath, P. Naumov

Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2015, 34, 63-66.

25. Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Transition in an Enantiopure [7]Helquat Salt: The First Observation of a Reversible Phase Transition in a Helicene-Like Compound

Naba K. Nath, L. Severa, R. A. Kunetskiy, I. Císa?ová, M. Fulem, K. R?ži?ka, D. Koval, V. Kašic?ka, F. Teplý, P. Naumov

Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 13508-13512. (Hot Paper)

26. Surface and Bulk Effects in Photochemical Reactions and Photomechanical Effects in Dynamic Molecular Crystals

Naba K. Nath, T. Runc?evski, C.-Y. Lai, M. Chiesa, R. E. Dinnebier, P. Naumov

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 13866-13875.

27. Mechanically Responsive Molecular Crystals

P. Naumov, S. Chizhik, M. K. Panda, Naba K. Nath, E. Boldyreva

Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 12440-12490.

28. The Light Emitter of the 2-Coumaranone Chemiluminescence: Theoretical and Experimental Elucidation of a Possible Model for Bioluminescent Systems

S. Schramm, I. Navizet, P. Naumov, Naba K. Nath, R. Berraud-Pache, P. Oesau, D. Weiss, R. Beckert

Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2016, 678-681

29. Plastically bendable crystals of probenecid and its cocrystal with 4,4´-Bipyridine

Naba K. Nath, M. Hazarika, P. Gupta, N. R. Ray, A. K. Paul, E. Nauha

J. Mol. Str. 2018, 1160, 20-25.

30. Synthesis and characterization of two dioxidomolybdenum(VI) complexes bearing amidinato and pyrazolato ligands and their use in thin film growth and oxygen atom transfer reactions

O. M. El-Kadri, A. A. Siddique, M. D. Eaton, Naba K. Nath

Polyhedron 2018, 147, 36-41.

31. Mechanochemical Synthesis of Olanzapine Salts and Their Hydration Stability Study Using Powder X?ray Diffraction

K. K. Sarmah, P. Sarma, D. R. Rao, P. Gupta, Naba K. Nath, M. Arhangelskis, R. Thakuria

Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18, 2138-2150.

32. Thermally Twistable, Photobendable, Elastically Deformable, and Self-Healable Soft Crystals

P. Gupta, D. P. Karothu, E. Ahmed, P. Naumov, N. K. Nath

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 8498-8502. (Hot paper)

33. The Nature and Applications of ?–? Interactions: A Perspective

R Thakuria, Naba K. Nath, B. K. Saha

Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19, 523-528.

Courses Taught

Previous/Other Semester/Year

  • Inorganic Chemistry I, Autumn Semester, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Inorganic Chemistry II, Spring Semester, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Environmental Science, Spring Semester, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Spring Semester, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Engineering Chemistry, Spring Semester, 2019

Projects

Sl No.Title of ProjectPICO-PIFunding AgencySanctioned AmountStartYr - EndYr (Duration)StatusProject Type
1Alternate solid state formulation to optimize physico-chemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredientsDr. Naba Kamal NathNANITM start up grant2.9 Lakhs2016-2018EndStartup
2Smart Biomimetic Molecular Crystal for Energy ConversionDr. Naba Kamal NathNAScience & Engineering Research Board (SERB)37.07 Lakhs2016-2019OngoingSponsored

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Kyoto University, Japan (2012-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, New York University Abu Dhabi (2013-2015)
  • Assistant Professor, NIT Meghalaya (2015 to present)