Dr. Ananta Kumar Atta

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ananta Kumar Atta completed M.Sc. in organic chemistry in 2003 from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He received Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2010 with the thesis entitles ‘‘Acyclic Vinyl Sulfone-modified Carbohydrates: Synthesis and Intermediates for Carbocycles and Heterocycles’’. Dr. Atta pursued his postdoctoral studies with Prof. Dong Gyu Cho from April 2010 to August 2013 at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea in the field of supramolecular chemistry. After that, he joined as an Assistant Professor in chemistry at National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh, India. His current research mainly focused on the design and synthesis of carbohydrate-based fluorescent and colorimetric probes for the detection of metal ions and anions. Recently, he has published some reputed papers in the field of carbohydrate-based fluorescent and colorimetric chemosensors.


  • Sanctioned Projects:


Sl. No.Sponsoring AgencyTitle of the Project(s)PeriodAmountStatus
DST-SERBDesign and Synthesis of Carbohydrate Based Sensors for Efficient Determination of Heavy Metal Ions2015-201825.56 lacCompleted
CSIRSugar Derived Unsaturated Lactones: Synthesis and Intermediates for Amino sugars, Amino acids, Heterocycles and Heavy metal Sensors2016-20199.80 lacOngoing

As Co-PI

Sl. No.Sponsoring AgencyTitle of the Project(s)PeriodAmountStatus
ICMRDoxorubicin loaded hydroxyapatite nanoparticles: A new strategy for osteosarcoma2016-201815.22 lacCompleted
DST-SERBBiochemical and pharmacological evaluation, molecular characterization of Paris polyphylla Smith (Melanthiaceae) landraces from Eastern Himalayan Region of India for addressing livelihood issues2017-202036.91 lacOngoing
NIT Arunachal PradeshInorganic-Organic Hybrid Composite Materials: Synthesis, Surface Modification, Characterization and Biomedical Studies2015-20175 LacCompleted

List of publications:

 (1) Sanki, A.; Bhattacharya, R.; Atta, A. K.; Suresh, C. G.; Pathak, T. Diastereoselective addition of planar heterocycles to vinyl sulfone-modified carbohydrates: a new route to isonucleosides. Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 10406-10416.

(2) Bhattacharya, R.; Atta, A. K.; Dey, D. Pathak, T. Densely functionalized chiral pyrroles from endocyclic, exocyclic, and acyclic vinyl sulfone-modified carbohydrates. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 669-674.

(3) Atta, A. K.; Pathak. T. A diastereoselective unique route to cyclopropanes functionalized at all three ring carbon atoms from acyclic vinyl sulfone-modified carbohydrates. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74, 2710-2717.

(4) Atta, A. K.; Pathak, T. A general and diastereoslective route to five membered heterocycles and carbocycles from acyclic vinyl sulfone-modified carbohydrates. Eur. J. Org. Chem.2010, 872-881.

(5) Atta, A. K.; Pathak, T. A Tandem Michael-SN2 Mediated General Route to Six-membered Heterocycles and Carbocycles. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2010, 6810-6819.

(6) Atta, A. K.; De, D.; Bhowmik, A.; Manna, C.; Pal, T.; Pathak, T. Synthesis of vinyl sulfoxide-modified pent-2-enofuranosides and hex-2-enopyranosides and preliminary studies of their reactivity. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 5010–5017.

(7) Atta, A. K.; Bee, Seul, Cho, D-G. One Pot Oxidative Esterification of Aldehydes. Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2011, 32, 2070-2073.

(8) Atta, A. K.; Ahn, In-Ho.; Hong, A.-Y.; Heo, J.: Kim, C.-K.; Cho, D-G. Fluoride indicator that functions in mixed aqueous media: hydrogen bonding effects. Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 53, 575-578.

(9) Atta, A. K.; Kim, Seul-bee.; Heo, J.; Cho, D-G. Hg(II)-Mediated Intramolecular Cyclization Reaction in Aqueous Media and Its Application as Hg(II) Selective Indicator. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1072-1075.

(10) N. Pramanik and A. K. Atta “Phosphonic acid based hydroxyapatite and its biocompatibility”, Int. J. Curr. Sci. Tech. 2014, 2, 273-276.

(11) A. K. Atta and N. Pramanik, Carbohydrate based chemosensor for selective detection of Hg2+ ion, Int. J. Curr. Sci. Tech. 2015, 2, 331-334.

(12) Jung-Ho Hong, J-H.; Atta, A. K.; Jung, K-B.; Kim, Seul-B.; Heo, J.; Cho, D-G Conformationally Locked Tolans,β‑Sheet Structures, and Photophysical Properties. Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 6222-6225.

 (13)  Dolai, B.; Bhawmik, A.; Pramanik, N.;  Ghosh, K. S.; *Atta, A. K. Naphthaldimine-based simple glucose derivative as a highly selective sensor for colorimetric detection of Cu2+ ion in aqueous media. J. Mol. Struc. 2018, 1164, 370-377.

(14) Dolai, B.; Hazarika, S. L.; Giri, S.; *Atta, A. K. Selective and sensitive colorimetric naked-eye detection of Cu2+ ion by a triazole-linked glucofuranose derivative in aqueous medium. Inor. Chim. Acta 2018, 483, 496–503.

(15) Ghosh, S.; Ghosh, S.; Atta, A. K.; Pramanik, N. A Succinct Overview of Hydroxyapatite Based Nanocomposite Biomaterials: Fabrications, Physicochemical Properties and Some Relevant Biomedical Applications. J. Bionanosci. 2018, 12, 143-158.

(16) Dolai, B.;  Nayim, Sk.; Hossain, M.; Pahari, P.; *Atta, A. K. A triazole linked C-glycosyl pyrene fluorescent sensor for selective detection of Au3+ in aqueous solution and its application in bioimaging, Sens. Actuators B: Chem. 2019, 279,476-482.

Ph.D Students:

  • Mr. Bholanath Dolai, Email: dolaibholanath27@gmail.com; Ph: 09932883733; (Completed his bench work within 3 years 2 months): Thesis Submitted
  • Mr. Saikat Ghosh, Email: saikatpharmacology@gmail.com; Ph: 06296890454 ; (Completed his bench work within 3 years): Thesis Submitted
  • Mr. Samiul Islam Hazarika, Email: samiul1409@gmail.com; Ph: 9436057600; (ongoing)

Positions Available:
Ph.D. /Postdoc (NPDF) Positions are available.
CSIR/UGC NET awardees with a background in Chemistry are welcome to apply via e-mail


Major Equipment available in our lab

Sl No.Generic Name of EquipmentModel,
1.High Vacuum PumpHHV Pump Private Limited
2.Rotavapor(complete Set)BUCHI
3.UV-vis. SpectrophotometerJASCO
4.Fluorescence SpectrophotometerJASCO
6.Digital weighing machineMETTLER TOLEDO
7.Electric OvenJSGW
8.PH MeterNA
9.Sonicator (bath)JSGW
10.Fume hoodGENEXT, 2014
11.Distillation apparatusJSGW, 2014