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Department of Chemistry

Prof (Dr). S. K. Saha


M.Sc. Ph.D.

(Emeritus Fellow, UGC)

Contact Addresses:

Phone

+91- 9434045491

e-Mail ssahanbu@hotmail.com
Address(office) Department of Chemistry, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammounpur, PO-N.B.U., Dist-Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.

Subject Specialization: Physical Chemistry

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised:12      (b) Ongoing: 03.

No. of Publications:        102 (a) Journals: 56          (b) Books: 03          (c) Abstracts: 40

Achievement & Awards:

Professional Experiences: 36 years

Administrative Experiences:

Project Completed/Ongoing:

Some Publications (Since  2000):

  1. Unperturbed dimension, interaction parameters, zeta potential and rheology of sodium alginate in binary solvent mixtures, Mrinmay Jha, Gulmi Chakraborty, Soumik Bardhan, Bidyut Debnath & Swapan K. Saha, J Polym Res, 2016, 23, 162
  2. Bio-inspired microemulsions and their strategic pharmacological perspectives, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu,G. Chakraborty, B. K. Paul, S. P. Moulik, S. K. Saha, Chapter 10, Encyclopaedia of Biocolloid and Biointerface Science, Ed., H. Ohshima, John Wiley & Sons., NJ, USA, 2016, ISBN 13: 9781118542767.
  3. Microemulsion Mediated Organic Synthesis and the Possible Reaction Site, P. Ghosh, B. Kar,S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, S. K. Saha, B.K. Paul, S. Das, Journal of Surface Science and Technology, 2016, 32, 8-16.
  4. The mixing behaviour of anionic and nonionic surfactant blends in aqueous environment correlates in fatty acid ester medium, K. Kundu,A. Das, S. Bardhan, G. Chakraborty, D. Ghosh, B. Kar, S. K. Saha, S. Senapati, R. K. Mitra, B. K. Paul, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2016, 504, 331-342.
  5. Synergistic interactions of surfactant blends in aqueous medium are reciprocated in non-polar medium with improved efficacy as a nanoreactor, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, B. Kar,  G. Chakraborty, D. Ghosh, D. Sarkar, S. Das, S. Senapati, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 55104–55116.
  6. Unperturbed dimension, interaction parameters, zeta potential and rheology of sodium alginate in binary solvent mixtures, M. Jha, S. Bardhan, G. Chakraborty, B. Debnath, S. K. Saha, Journal Polymer Research, 2016, 23, 162 (1-11).
  7. Recent Advances in Bio-Ionic Liquids and Biocompatible Ionic Liquid based Microemulsions”, K. Kundu, S. Bardhan, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, Chapter 20, in Ionic Liquid-Based Surfactant Science: Formulation, Characterization, and Applications edited by Bidyut K. Paul and Satya P. Moulik; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ 07030, 2015, Book ISBN: 9781118834190.
  8. Influence of Chemical Architecture of Oils and Ionic Liquid on the Physicochemical and Thermodynamic Properties and Microenvironment of Anionic Surfactant based Microemulsion, K. Kundu, S. Bardhan,S. Banerjee, G. Chakraborty, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2015, 469, 117-131.
  9. The Schulman method of cosurfactant titration of the oil/water interface (dilution method): A review on a well-known powerful technique in interfacial science for characterization of water-in-oil microemulsions, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, G. Chakraborty, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 2015, 18, 547-567.
  10. Unperturbed dimensions and interaction parameters of poly(vinyl alcohol)s in water–acetone and water–tetrahydrofuran mixtures, M. Jha, S. Bardhan, G. Chakraborty, S. K. Saha, Journal Polymer Research, 2015, 22, 164 (1-9).
  11. The Schulman method of cosurfactant titration of the oil/water interface (dilution method): A review on a well-known powerful technique in interfacial science for characterization of water-in-oil microemulsions, Soumik Bardhan, Kaushik Kundu , Gulmi Chakraborty , Swapan K. Saha, Bidyut K. Paul, J. Surfactants Detergents, 2015, 18,547–567
  12. Influence of chemical architecture of oils and ionic liquid on thephysicochemical and thermodynamic properties andmicroenvironment of anionic surfactant based microemulsion, Kaushik Kundu, Soumik Bardhan, Shyamal Banerjee, Gulmi Chakraborty, Swapan K. Saha, Bidyut K. Paul, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2015, 469, 117–131
  13. Recent Advances in Bio-Ionic Liquids and Biocompatible Ionic Liquid based Microemulsions,in Ionic Liquid Based Surfactant Systems : Formulation,  Characterization and Applications (edsBidyut K. Paul and Satya P. Moulik), Kaushik Kundu, Bidyut K. Paul, Soumik Bardhan, Swapan K. Saha, 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  14. Tuning of physico-chemical characteristics of charged micelles by controlling head group interactions via hydrophobically and sterically modified counter ions, Subrata Chakrabroty, Amitabha Chakraborty and Swapan K. Saha, RSC Adv., 2014,4, 32579-32587.
  15. Formation, thermodynamic properties, microstructures and antimicrobial activity of mixed cationic/non-ionic surfactant microemulsions with isopropyl myristate as oil, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, Sajal Das, Madhumita Poddar, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, J. Colloid Interface Sc., 2014, 430, 129–139.
  16. Effect of water content and oil on physicochemical and microenvironmental properties of mixed surfactant microemulsions, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul,  Colloid Surfaces A.,2014,  450,  130-140.
  17. Physicochemical studies of water-in-oil nonionic microemulsion in presence of benzimidazolebased ionic liquid and probing of microenvironment using model C–C cross coupling (Heck) reaction, B. Kar, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, S. Das, RSC Adv.,2014,4, 21000–21009.
  18. Water  solubilization,  conductivity  and  structural  characteristics  of single  and  mixed  surfactant  water-in-oil  microemulsions in  absence  and  presence  of  ionic  liquids, K. Kundu, S. Bardhan, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2014, 361, 237-249.
  19. Physicochemical Investigation of Mixed Surfactant Microemulsion: Water Solubilization, Thermodynamic Properties, Microstructure and Dynamics, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, S. K. Saha, B. K. Paul, J. Colloid Interface Sc., 2013, 411, 152–161.
  20. Physicochemical Studies of Mixed Surfactant Microemulsions with Isopropyl Myristate as Oil, S. Bardhan, K. Kundu, B. K. Paul, S.K. Saha, J. Colloid and Interface Science,  2013, 402, 180-189.
  21. Interfacial composition and characterization of a quaternary water-in-oil mixed surfactant (cationic of different alkyl chain lengths + polyoxyethylene type nonionic) microemulsions in absence and presence of inorganic salts, S. Bardhan, B. K. Paul, S. K. Saha, Colloid Surfaces A. , 2013, 433, 219-229.
  22. Intermolecular Interaction in 2-Aminopyridine: A Density Functional Study, M. Majumder, T. Goswami, A. Misra, S. Bardhan, S. K. Saha, Commun. Comput.  Chem., 2013, 1, 225-234.
  23. Cyclic voltametric investigation of thiazine dyes on modified electrodes. Amitabha Chakraborty, Shamsuzzaman Ahmed, Subrata Pal and Swapan K. Saha, 2013, ISRN Electrochemistry, dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/959128
  24. Effect of Colloidal Silica on the Spectral Behaviour of 7-Hyroxycoumarin in Aqueous Medium, Moumita Chakraborty, Soumik Bandhan, Amiya K. Panda and Swapan K. Saha, SpectrochimicaActa Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2012, 97, 722-727.
  25. Effect of solvent characteristics on the photophysics of hydroxyl aromatic compounds,  Moazzam Ali, Susanta K. Das and Swapan K. Saha, J. Solution  Chemistry, 2011, 10, 299-306.
  26. Polyacrylamide: Clay-catalyzed Synthesis  and Its Solution Properties: VDM  Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K., PalasBera, Goutam Bit, Swapan K Saha, 2011, Germany
  27. Molecular interaction of organic dyes in bulk and confined media, Amitabha Chakraborty, Moazzam Ali and Swapan K. Saha, SpectrochimicaActa A. 2010, 75, 1577-1583
  28. Surface and bulk properties of dodecylbenzenesulphonate in aqueous medium: Role of the nature of counter ions, Subrata Chakraborty, Amitabha Chakraborty, Moazzam Ali, Swapan K. Saha, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 2010, 31, 209-215.
  29. Electrochemical studies of progressively alkylated thiazine dyes on a glassy   carbon electrode (GCE) in water, ethanol, and triton X-100 media, Amitabha Chakraborty, Samsuzzaman Ahmed, and Swapan K. Saha.“Sir  William A.  WakehamFestchrift” Special issue of  J. Chem. Eng.Data, 2010, 55,1908-1913.
  30. Synthesis and Solution Properties of Water Soluble Polymers: Synthesis of High Molecular Weight Polyacrylamide in Vermiculite Environment and its Behaviour in Solution: Effect of Surfactant :VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Goutam Bit and Swapan K. Saha, 2010, Germany. ISBN-10: 3639273532
  31. Surfactant Aggregation and Behaviour of Dyes in the Organized Media :VDM Verlag Dr.Muller, Amitabha Chakraborty, Swapan K. Saha, 2010, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-29499-6
  32. Hydrogen-Bonded Large Molecular Aggregates of Charged Amphiphiles and Unusual Rheology: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Hydroxyaromatic Dopants, in Hydrogen Bonding and Transfer in the Excited State, Volume I & II (eds K.-L. Han and G.-J. Zhao), M. Ali and S. K. Saha, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2010, doi: 10.1002/9780470669143.ch31
  33. Thermodynamics of micellisation of ammoniumdodecyl sulfate in aqueous solutions of symmetrical tetraalkylammonium bromides: Clouding in presence of tetrabutylammonium bromide salt, Moazzam Ali, Amitabha Chakraborty, Soumik Bardhan and Swapan K. Saha, Journal of Dispersion Science and  Technology, 2010, 31, 122-129.
  34. Water-soluble co-polymers of acrylamide with N-(1, 1-dimethyl-3-oxybutyl) acrylamide and N-tert-butylacrylamide on aqueous vermiculite microenvironment: Synthesis and Characterisation, Bidyut Debnath, Goutam Bit and Swapan K. Saha, Journal of Surface Science and Technology, 2010, 26, 23-38.
  35. Redox polymerization of acrylamide in aqueous vermiculite clay environment: Kinetics and mechanism, Bidyut Debnath, Goutam Bit and Swapan K. Saha, Journal of Surface Science and Technology, 2010,26, 39-61.
  36. Solution properties of polymer-nonionic surfactant mixed system, Goutam Bit, Moazzam Ali, Bidyut Debnath and Swapan K. Saha, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 2010, 31, 1-6.
  37. Hydrogen-bond-induced microstructural transition of ionic micelles in the presence of neutral naphthols: pH dependent morphology and location of surface activity, Moazzam Ali, Mrinmoy Jha, Susanta K. Das and Swapan K. Saha, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2009, 113, 15563–15571
  38. Free radical cross-linking copolymerisation of acrylamide and N,N’ methylene-  bis- acrylamide by using Fe (III)/thiourea and Ce (IV)/ thiourea redox initiator systems,  Bidyut Debnath, Goutam Bit and Swapan K. Saha, Indian J. Chem. Technol., 2009,16, 196-199.
  39. Micellar shape transition under dilute salt-free conditions: Promotion and self-fluorescence monitoring of stimuli-responsive viscoelasticity by 1- and 2-naphthols, Swapan K. Saha, Mrinmoy Jha, Moazzam Ali, Amitabha Chakraborty, Goutam Bit, and Susanta K. Das, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112, 4642-4647
  40. Effect of size of tetraalkylammonium counter ions on the temperature dependent micellization of AOT in aqueous medium, Amitava Chakraborty, Subrata Chakraborty and Swapan K. Saha, Colloid Polym. Sci., 2008, 286, 927-934.
  41. Temperature dependent micellization of AOT in aqueous medium: Effect of thenature of counter ions, Amitabha Chakraborty, Subrata Chakraborty and Swapan K. Saha, J. Dispersion Sci. & Tech., 2007, 28, 984-989.
  42. Dilute solution behaviour of progressively hydrolysed polyacrylamide in water-N,N-dimethyl formamide mixtures, G. Bit, B. Debnath and S. K. Saha, Eur.Polym.J., 2006, 42, 544-552.
  43. Molecular dimension and interaction parameters of polyacrylamide in water-N,N-dimethyl formamide mixtures, G. Bit, B. Debnath and S. K. Saha, J.Macromol.Sci. Part A: Pure and Appl. Chem., 2005, 42, 965-976.
  44. Cresyl fast violet in aqueous solution: Temperature dependent unfolding of dimer structure, Amitabha Chakraborty and SwapanK. Saha, J.Phys.Chem., 2005, 219, 1373-1384.
  45. Polymerization of acrylamide in the layered space of montmorillonite, P. Bera and S. K. Saha, J. Ind.Chem.Soc., 2001, 78, 468-476.
  46. Molecular dimension and interaction parameters of polyacrylamide in water-dimethylsulphoxide mixtures: Effect of temperature, P. Bera and S. K. Saha, Eur.Polym.J., 2001, 37, 2327-2333
  47. Water soluble copolymers of acrylamide with diacetone acrylamide and N-t-butyl acrylamide on aqueous montmorillonite surface: Synthesis and characterization,  P. Bera and S. K. Saha, Eur.Polym.J., 2000, 36, 411-419.