Tara P. Dasgupta (Emeritus)

Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry
B.Sc. Calcutta, India/M.Sc. Bihar., D.Phil. Calcutta, India, C.Chem,. FRSC.

Research Interests
1) Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms. The Department has been recognised internationally for its outstanding research work in Reaction Mechanisms. Nearly 100 papers were published in this field
Other fields of interest in our group are:
a) Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Polynuclear Complexes,
b) Electron Transfer involving Biological Reductants,
c) Toxic substances in Foods
d) Degradation of pesticides in tropical ecosystems.
e) Nitric Oxide releasing compounds and their biological applications
Selected publications (last 5 years)

  • 109 "A family of active iridium catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of ketones". Organometallics, 25, 1240 (2006).
  • 110. "Kinetics and mechanism of the reaction between the Di-μ-cyanobis[tetracyanoferrate(III)] complex ion and sulfite in aqueous solution." Inorg. Chim. Acta. 360, 2284 (2007).
  • 111. "The Crystal Structure of a bis(2,6-pyridinecarboxylato) chromate(III) anion with an elaborate network of hydrogen bonding and π stacking" J. Chem.Crystallography, 37, 309 (2007).
  • 112. "Analysis and Quantification of Acrylamide in Jamaican Foods by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry". Jamaican J. of Science and Tech. 18, 64 (2007).
  • 113. "The Effect of S-Nitroso-N-Acetylpenicillamine and S-Nitroso-Captopril co-administered with cysteine on blood Glucose concentrationin an animal model". Amer.J. Biochem. Biotech. , 4(3), 265 (2008) (with S. Campbell, R. Alxander-Lindo, D. McGrowder, and L. Gordon).
  • 114. Dynamic studies of transnitrosation of thiols of biological importance by the Nitrosated 4,4',4'',4'''-tetrasulfophthalocyaninecobaltate(III) anion in aqueous solution. Biophysical Chemistry 141, 198(2009).(with R. Brown and P. Maragh)
  • 115. The effect of S-nitrosocaptopril and s-nitroso-N-Acetyl-D,L-penicoillamine on blood glucose concentration and haemodynamic parameters. J. Applied Biomedicine 7,241 (2009) (with S. Campbell, R. Alexander-Lindo, D. McGrowder).
  • 116 Assessing the Levels of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE), Tertiary Butyl Alcohol (TBA),and Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX) in Jamaican Ground Water by Purge and Trap Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. Jamaican Journal of Science and Technology, 2-12, 19 (2010).
  • 117 Kinetics and mechanism of the aquation of a series of mixed-metal oxo-centred trinuclear cations, µ3-Oxo-triaqua-hexakis(carboxylato)bis-(chromium(III) (iron(III))+ ,[Cr2IIIFeIIIO(RCOO)6(H2O)3] +, (R = H, CH3, CH3CH2, (CH3)2CH in perchloric acid media. J.Cord.Chem.63, 2517 (2010).
  • 118 The effect of nitric oxide inhibitors and s-nitrosothiols on hemodynamic parameters in an animal model.Open Access Animal Physiology 3, 1-8 (2011).(with S. Bryan, Ruby Alexander-Lindo and Donovan McGrowder.
  • 119. The Effect of Nitric Oxide inhibitors and s-nitroso-N- acetylpenicillamine on glucose concentration in an animal model. J.Natural Science, Biology and Medicine 2, 80(2011).(with S. Bryan, Ruby Laexander-Lindo and Donovan McG
  • 120 Mechanistic studies on the intramolecular electron transfer in an adduct species of the oxo-centred trinuclear iron(III) cation and L-ascorbic acid in aqueous solution. Mark A. W. Lawrence, Sonia E. Thomas, Paul T. Maragh; Transition Met. Chem.36, 553-563 (2011) 
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