Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls

Affiliated to University of Calcutta

Dr. Bholanath Pakhira, W.B.E.S


M.SC., PhD

Contact Details :

Department of Chemistry
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Teaching Experience :

  • Assistant Professor (WBES) in Sister Nibedita Govt. General Degree College for Girls, Hastings House, Alipore, Kolkata from June, 2015 till date.
  • Post Graduate Teacher, The Indian Public School, Dehradun, 2009-2012.

Specialization :

After completing my M.Sc. Chemistry from Indian Institute Technology, Kanpur in 2009, I have received Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, under the supervision of Prof. Sabyasachi Sarkar (Honorary Professor, IIEST, Shibpur, former senior Professor and Head, Dept. of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur) and Prof. Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay (Professor of Chemistry, IIEST, Shibpur)  on the topic “Graphene and nano carbons from coal and their use as cargo for drug delivery including passage through blood-brain barrier” in 2019.

Research Interest :

Low-cost synthesis of Carbon-based water soluble nanomaterials like carbon nano-onions, graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide and their uses in the field of drug delivery, bioimaging, energy harvesting, computational studies.

Publications :

Book Chapter

  1. Electron Transfer Mechanisms in Molybdenum and Tungsten Model Compounds, Bholanath Pakhira, Rudra Sarkar and Sabyasachi Sarkar, in "Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes" Royal Society of Chemistry, Eds. Russ Hille, Carola Schulzke, Martin L. Kirk, (2016), Chapter 3, 68-93, DOI:10.1039/9781782628828-00068.  View

Peer Review Research Article (International Journal):

  1. Fluorescence Quenching based Detection of p-Nitrophenol using Luminescent Silicon Nanocrystals and Insights into the Quenching Mechanism, Bhaskar Das, Syed Minhaz Hossain, Bholanath Pakhira, Ashit Kumar Pramanick, Rahul Das and Mallar Ray, Semiconductor Sci. Tech., (2020), 35. View
  2. Nitrogen-doped fluorescent graphene nanosheets as visible-light-driven photocatalysts for dye degradation and selective sensing of ascorbic acid, Gouri Sankar Das, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Gautam Kumar, Sudip Paul, Surbhi Mehara, Soumalya Bhowmik, Bholanath Pakhira, Sabyasachi Sarkar, Manas Roy, TaeYoung Kim, New J. Chem., (2019), 43, 14575-14583. View
  3. Crystal structure, spectroscopic, DNA binding studies and DFT calculations of a Zn (ii) complex, Satyajit Mondal, Moumita Chakraborty, Antu Mondal, Bholanath Pakhira, Subhra Kanti Mukhopadhyay, Avishek Banik, Swaraj Sengupta, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, New J. Chem., (2019), 43, 5466-5474. View
  4. Sensing study of quinoxaline analogues with theoretical calculation, single-crystal X-ray structure and real application in commercial fruit juices, Shampa Chakraborty, Shyamaprosad Goswami, Ching Kheng Quah, and Bholanath Pakhira, R. Soc. Open. Sci.(2018), 5,
  5. Turn on ESIPT based chemosensor for histidine: Application in urine analysis and live cell imaging, Chandrima Das, Bholanath Pakhira, Arnold L. Rheingold, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, Inorganica Chimica Acta, (2018), 482,292-298. View
  6. Indoor Floating Dust Contains Graphene Derivative to Generate Reactive Oxygen Species with Visible Light and Oxygen, Bholanath Pakhira, Indrani Kumbhakar, Ankit Samanta, Gouri Sankar Das and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Materials Today Proceedings(2018), 5, 10131-1-136. View
  7. Cu(II) complexes of a tridentate N,N,O-donor Schiff base of pyridoxal: Synthesis, X-ray structures, DNA-binding properties and catecholase activity, Satyajit Mondal,  Moumita Chakraborty,  Antu Mondal,  Bholanath Pakhira,  Alexander J. Blake,  Ekkehard Sinn and Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, New J. Chem., (2018), 42, 9588-9597View
  8. Micro carbon-based facial creams activate aerial oxygen under light to reactive oxygen species damaging cell, Sheli Maity, Bholanath Pakhira, Subrata Ghosh, Royina Saha, Ripon Sarkar, Ananya Barui and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Appl. NanoSci., (2017), doi:10.1007/s13204-017-0604-9. View
  9. Graphene oxide: A No-Acid Low-Temperature Synthesis from Graphite, Bholanath Pakhira, Ankit Samanta, Gouri Sankar Das and Sabyasachi Sarkar, ChemistrySelect, (2017), 02, 5564–5569. View
  10. DNA–carbon nano-onion aggregate: triangle, hexagon, six-petal flower to dead-end network, Deepak Gorokh Babar, Bholanath Pakhira and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Appl. NanoSci., (2017) ,7, 291-197 DOI: 10.1007/s13204-017-0570-2. View
  11. Ruthenium (II/III) complexes of redox non-innocent bis (thiosemicarbazone) ligands: Synthesis, X-ray crystal structures, electrochemical, DNA binding and DFT studies, Bipinbihari Ghosh, Piyali Adak, Subhendu Naskar, Bholanath Pakhira, Partha Mitra and Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, (2017),  131, 74-85. View
  12. Vanadium (V) complexes of some bidentate hydrazone ligands and their bromoperoxidase activity Piyali Adak, Bipin Ghosh, Bholanath Pakhira, R Sekiya, R Kuroda and S K Chattopadhyay, Polyhedron(2017),  127, 135-143. View
  13. Ruthenium (II) complexes of thiosemicarbazones: Synthesis, X-ray crystal structures, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, DFT studies and fluoride sensing properties , Bipin Ghosh, Piyali Adak, Subhenu Naskar, Bholanath Pakhira, Partha Mitra, Rupam Dinda, Inorganica Chimica Acta(2017), 459, 1-14. View
  14. Two pseudohalide-bridged Cu (II) complexes bearing the anthracene moiety: Synthesis, crystal structures and catecholase-like activity, Piyali Adak, Chandrima Das, Bipinbihari Ghosh, Satyajit Mondal, Bholanath Pakhira, Ekkehard Sinn, Alexander J. Blake, Alice E. O’Connor, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay ,Polyhedron(2016), 119, 39-48. View
  15. Co (III) and Ni (II) complexes of an anthracene appended aroyl hydrazone: Synthesis, crystal structures, DNA binding and catecholase activity, Satyajit Mondal, Bholanath Pakhira, Alexander J. Blake, Mike G.B Drew, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay,  Polyhedron(2016), 117, 327-337. View
  16. Carbon Nano Onions Cross Blood Brain Barrier, Bholanath Pakhira, Mitrajit Ghosh, Afreen Allam and Sabyasachi Sarkar, RSC Adv.(2016), 06,29779-29782.View
  17. Synthesis, characterization and theoretical studies of the heteroleptic Ruthenium (II) complexes of 2, 6-bis (benzimidazolyl) pyridine, Sumita Naskar, Bholanath Pakhira, Dipankar Mishra, Partha Mitra, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, Subhendu Naskar, Polyhedron, (2016), 100, 170-179. View
  18. Extraction of Preformed Graphene Oxide from Coal: Its Clenched Fist Form Entrapping Large Molecules, Bholanath Pakhira, Subrata Ghosh, Sheli Maity, Sangeetha D.N., Ankita Laha, Afreen Allam and Sabyasachi Sarkar, RSC. Adv., (2015), 05, 89076-89082.View
  19. ROS generation by reduced graphene oxide (rGO) induced by visible light showing antibacterial activity: comparison with graphene oxide (GO), Taposhree Dutta, Rudra Sarkar, Bholanath Pakhira, Subrata Ghosh, Ripon Sarkar, Ananya Barui and Sabyasachi Sarkar, RSC. Adv.(2015), 05, 80192-80195. view
  20. Theoretical Studies on Mechanisms of some Mo Enzymes, Nuno M. F. S. A. Cerqueira, Bholanath Pakhira and Sabyasachi Sarkar, J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (Topical Issue on Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes: from Biology to Chemistry and Back), (2015): 20,323-335.view
  21. A triphenyl amine based solvatofluorochromic dye for the selective and ratiometric sensing of hypochlorite in human blood cell, Shyamaprosad Goswami, Sangita Das, Krishnendu Aich, Bholanath Pakhira, Kakali Ghoshal, Ching Kheng Quah, Maitree Bhattacharyya, Hoong-Kun Fun and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Chem. Asian J.(2015), 10, 694-700. view
  22. ESIPT based Hg2+ and fluoride chemosensor for sensitive and selective 'turn on' red signal and cell imaging,Shyamaprosad Goswami, Sibaprasad Maity, Annada C Maity, Avijit Kumar Das, Bholanath Pakhira, Kalyani Khanra, Nandan Bhattacharyya and Sabyasachi Sarkar, RSC Adv., (2015), 05, 5735-5740. View
  23. One Electron Reduced Square Planar Bis(benzene-1,2-dithiolato) Copper Dianionic Complex and Redox Switch by O2/HO- , Biplab K. Maiti, Luisa B. Maia, Kuntal Pal, Bholanath Pakhira, Teresa Aviles, Isabel Moura, Sofia R. Pauleta, Jose L. Nunez, Alberto C. Rizzi, Carlos D. Brondino, Sabyasachi Sarkar and Jose J. G. Moura., Inorg. Chem., (2014), 53, 12799-12808. View
  24. A Highly Selective Ratiometric Chemosensor for Ni2+ in Quinoxaline Matrix, Shyamaprosad Goswami, Monoj Kumar Adak, Sandipan Halder, Ching Kheng Quah, Hoong-Kun Fun, Bholanath Pakhira and Sabyasachi Sarkar, New J. Chem.(2014), 38, 6230-6235. View
  25. Unique fluorogenic 'ratiometric' fluorescent chemodosimeter for rapid sensing of CN− in water, Ajit Mahapatra, Kalipada Maiti, Saikat Manna, Rajkishor Maji, Chitrangada Mukhopadhyay, Bholanath Pakhira and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Chem. Asian. J.(2014), 9,23-32.View
  26. Synthesis, X-ray crystal structures, spectroscopic and electrochemical studies of Zn (II), Cd (II), Ni (II) and Mn (II) complexes of N 1, N 4-bis (pyridoxylidene) triethylenetetramine, Satyajit Mondal, Piyali Adak, Chandrima Das, Sumita Naskar, Bholanath Pakhira, Arnold L Rheingold, Ekkehard Sinn, Carla Sue Eribal, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, Polyhedron, (2014), 81, 428-435. View
  27. Synthesis, spectroscopic studies, X-ray crystal structures, electrochemical properties and DFT calculations of three Ni (II) complexes of aroyl hydrazone ligands bearing anthracene moiety, Satyajit Mondal, Chandrima Das, Bipinbihari Ghosh, Bholanath Pakhira, Alexander J Blake, Mike GB Drew, Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay, Polyhedron(2014), 80, 272-281. View
  28. Pyrophosphate Selective Fluorescent Chemosensor: A Cascade Recognition of Nuclear Stain Mimicking DAPI, Shyamaprosad Goswami, Avijit Kumar Das, Bholanath Pakhira, Sohini Basuroy, Anup Kumar Maity, Partha Saha and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Dalton Trans., (2014), 43, 12689-12697. View
  29. A reaction based colorimetric as well as fluorescence ‘turn on’ probe for the rapid detection of hydrazine, Shyamaprosad Goswami, Krishnendu Aich, Sangita Das, Sohini Basu Roy, Bholanath Pakhira and Sabyasachi Sarkar, RSC Adv.(2014), 4,14210-14214. View
  30. A chemodosimeter for the ratiometric detection of hydrazine-based on return of ESIPT and its application in live-cell imaging, Shyamaprosad Goswami, Sangita Das, Krishnendu Aich, Bholanath Pakhira, Sukanya Panja, Subhra Kanti Mukherjee and Sabyasachi Sarkar, Org. Lett.(2013), 15, 5412-5415.View


  • UGC sponsored workshop on ‘Administrative Reforms in Higher Education Institutions: Perspective CBCS’, 20-21 March 2018, UGC-HRDC, University of Calcutta
  • "National Symposium on Recent Advances in Chemistry and Industry (2017)"  02-03 August, 2017, Indian Chemical Society to commemorate the 156th Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray at IIEST, Shibpur
  • National Innovation Festival, 27-29 January, 2017, Science City, Kolkata, India. Innovation Title: Aerobic Respiration by Coal to Generate Electricity under Ambient Condition.
  • Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SABIC-2017), Kolkata, January 7-11, 2017 at Hotel Stadel in Kolkata.
  • Regional Science Congress, Presidency Division, Kolkata, India 13 - 14 November, 2016, NITTTR, Kolkata, Lecture Title: Water Soluble Nano Carbons Outsmart Blood Brain Barrier to Deliver Drug in Brain.
  • International Conference for Functionalized Nano Material, 13-15 September, 2016, Kolkata, India Lecture Title: Indoor Floating Dust Contains Graphene Derivative to Generate Reactive Oxygen Species with Visible Light and Oxygen.
  • Research Scholar Colloquium (RSC-2016,), 23-24 August, 2016, IIEST, Shibpur, India. Lecture Title: Water Soluble Nano Carbon Overcomes the Bottleneck of Drug Delivery in Brain.
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Tissue Engineering, (ICNT-2016), 12-14 August, 2016, Kottyam, Kochi, India. Invited Lecture Title: Water Soluble Nano Carbon for Drug Delivery in Brain and also chaired a session "Degradation of Drugs"
  • National level Workshop on Materials Characterization: Principles and Practices (MCPP 2016), 25th July to 5th August,  2016 at IIEST, Shibpur.
  • National Level Workshop on Stress Management, 22-23 July, 2016  at IIEST, Shibpur
  • Metals in medicine, Gordon Research Conference, 22-27 June, 2014, NH, USA. Poster Title: Nano Carbon onion crosses blood brain barrier.
  • Bio-inorganic Approaches to Current Health Problems, 24-28 March, 2014, Pondicherry, India (Indo-French Seminar). Poster Title: Tungsten and Molybdenum Dithiolene Complexes Aggregate to Replicate Natural Flower.
  • Overcoming the Bottlenecks in Drug Discovery and Development, 20 - 21 March 2014, Gurgaon, India (Organizer: RSC-DSIN-RANBAXY) Poster Title: Water Soluble Nano Carbon Onions in Bio-imaging and Passing the “Blood Brain Barrier”.

Research work highlighted :

  • Microcarbon in face creams harmful Published in Nature India, 28th September, 2017. View
  • Here is how use of some facial creams can turn out to be fatal Published in India TV, 27th September, 2017. View
  • Some facial creams can cause death, scientists warn Published  in The Statesman, 27th September, 2017. View
  • Beware! Some facial creams can claim your life  Published in Times Now, 26th September, 2017. View
  • Caution! Your facial creams could be a reason for your death, Published in The Economic Times, 26th September, 2017. View
  • Some facial creams can even cause death, scientists warn, Published in Business Standard, 26th September, 2017. View
  • Some facial creams can even cause death, scientists warn, Published in, 26th September, 2017. View
  • Safer method to synthesize graphene oxide Published in Nature India, 17th July, 2017 View
  • Trojan horse to transport drugs to brain Published in Nature India, 21st March, 2016 View
  • Easy way to fight hospital pathogens Published in Nature India, 26th October, 2015 View

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