Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Sanjeev  K. Dey

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Kolkata, India

Joined group: 2008

Left group: 2010


B.Sc Chemistry (Hons),2001, Ramakrishna Mission, Narendrapur (Calcutta University).

M.Sc Chemistry, 2003, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with Prof. Tanmaya Pathak.

Ph.D Chemistry, 2008, University of Nevada, Reno with Prof. David A. Lightner.


Selected Publications:

1. Hazra, Braja G.; Pore, Vandana S.; Dey, Sanjeev K.; Datta, Suchitra; Darokar, Mahendra P.; Saikia, Dharmendra; Khanuja, S. P. S.; Thakur, Anup P. Bile acid amides derived from chiral amino alcohols: novel antimicrobials and antifungals Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2004, 14, 773-777.

2. Dey, Sanjeev K.; Lightner, David A. Amphiphilic Dipyrrinones. Monatsh. Chem. 2007, 138, 687-697.

3. Dey, Sanjeev K.; Lightner, David A. 1,1'-Bipyrroles: Synthesis and Stereochemistry. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 9395-9397.

4. Dey, Sanjeev K.; Lightner, David A. Toward an Amphiphilic Bilirubin: The Crystal Structure of a Bilirubin E-Isomer. J. Org. Chem. 2008,73, 2704-2714.

5. Dey, Sanjeev K.; Lightner, David A. Methoxyl-induced fluorescence quenching in N,N'-bridged 9H-dipyrrinones and an X-ray crystal structure. Monatsh. Chem. 2008, 139, 1377-1385.

6. Nikitin, E. B.; Dey, S. K.; Lightner, D. A. Imploded bilirubins: synthesis and properties of 10-nor-mesobilirubin-XIIIα and analogs. Monatsh. Chem. ,b>2009, 140(1), 97-110.

7. Dey, S. K.; Lightner, D. A. Water-soluble xanthobilirubinic acids? Monatsh. Chem. 2009, 140(2), 161-170.

8. Dey, S. K.; Lightner, D. A. Amphiphilic dipyrrinones: methoxylated [6]-semirubins.Tetrahedron 2009, 65(12), 2399-2407.

9. Olson, M. A.; Coskun, A.; Klajn, R.; Fang, L.; Dey, S. K.; Browne, K. P.; Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Stoddart, J. Fraser. Assembly of Polygonal Nanoparticle Clusters Directed by Reversible Noncovalent Bonding Interactions. Nano Lett. 2009, 9(9), 3185-3190.

10. Dey, S. K.; Datta, S; Lightner, D. A. Tripyrrindiones and a red-emitting fluorescent derivative. Monatsh. Chem.2009, 140(10), 1171-1181.

11. Dey, S. K.; Lightner, D. A. Lipid and water soluble bilirubins. Monatsh. Chem. 2010,141, 101-109.

12.Trabolsi, A.; Faherenbach, A; Dey, S. K. et al A Tristable[2]pseudo[2] rotaxane. Chem.Commun. 2010, 46, 871-873.

13. Coskun, A.; Wesson, P.; Klajn, R.; Trabolsi, A.; Fang, L.; Olson, M.; Dey, S. K.; Grzybowski, B.; Stoddart, F. Molecular-Mechanical Switching at the Nanoparticle-Solvent Interface: Practice and Theory, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 4310-4320.

14. Sue C-H.; Basu, S.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Shvyed, A. K.; Dey, S. K.; Botros, Y. Y.; Stoddart, J. F. Enabling tetracationic cyclophane production by trading templates, Chemical Science, 2010, 1, 119 - 125.

15. Spruell, J. M.; Coskun, A.; Friedman, D. C.; Forgan, R. S.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Trabolsi, A.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Barin, G.; Paxton, W. F.; Dey, S. K.; Olson, M. A.; Benítez, D.; Tkatchouk, E.; Colvin, M. T.; Carmielli, R.; Caldwell, S. T.; Rosair, G. M.; Hewage, S. G.; Duclairoir, F.; Seymour, J. L.; Slawin, A. M. Z.; Goddard III, W. A.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Cooke, G; Stoddart, J. F. “Highly Stable TTF Radical Dimers in [3]Catenanes,” Nature Chem.,2010, doi:10.1038/nchem.749.


I was born in Meerut, India. My father being an army officer, I grew up in different parts of India spending few years in every place. After his retirement we settled in Kolkata. I always dreamt to serve my country as an army officer until my high school when I got influenced in chemistry by my chemistry teacher (G. Uma). I graduated with my BS in chemistry (with Hons.) from Ramakrishna Mission , Narendrapur in 2001. I moved to IIT Kharagpur (the first IIT in India) to finish my MS in organic chemistry in 2003 where I worked in Prof. Tanmaya Pathak’s research on carbohydrate chemistry and spent time in synthesizing vinyl sulfones modified carbohydrates. During summer of 2002, I worked with Dr. Braja G. Hazra at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune where I synthesized few novel antibacterial and antifungal bile acid amides. In fall 2003 I moved to University of Nevada, Reno to pursue my Ph.D. I worked in Prof. David A. Lightner’s pioneering research on bilirubin for five years synthesizing novel amphiphilic bilirubin analogs and some novel fluorescent dipyrrinones and tripyrrindiones. I finished my graduate studies in October 2008 and joined Sir Fraser Stoddart’s research group in November 2008. I am currently working in collaboration projects on MOF’s, rotaxanes, light harvesters and molecular electronics. Outside the chemistry world, I love driving in american freeways for long hours, listening and singing bollywood movie songs, taking apart electronic gadgets and eating long hours in Chinese buffets.


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