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Dr. Naminita Gogoi Lahon

Name:  Dr. Naminita Gogoi Lahon

Status: Project Scientist (2008-2012)

Current research area:
Development of a durable molecular level non-fluoro hydrophobic/superhydrophobic finish and low surface energy finishes for textile.


Educational qualification:

M. Sc., Ph. D. (Organic Chemistry, RRL, Jorhat, Under Dibrugarh University, Assam)


Past research experience:

Identification of bioactive principles from certain indigenous plants and their utilization for tea pests management, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi


Ph. D. work: Investigations Towards Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Natural Products of Biological Significance


List of publications:

  • Gogoi, N.; Boruwa, J.; Barua, N. C., A Concise total Synthesis of Antifungal Antibiotic (+)-PreussinEur. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 1722-1725.     
  • Gogoi, N., Boruwa, J.; Barua, N. C., A total synthesis of (-)-bestatin using Shibasaki’s asymmetric Henry reaction, Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 7581-7582.
  • Boruwa, J.; Gogoi, N.; Barua, N. C., Enantioselective Total Synthesis of the Phytotoxic Lactone Herbarumin III, Org. Biomol. Chem.  2006, 4, 3521-3525
  • Boruwa, J.; Bhuyan, R., Gogoi, N., Barua, N. C. , Chemoselective tetrahydropyranylation of primary alcohols under freezing  water pressure, Ind. J. Chem. 2005, 44B,   331-334
  • Boruwa, J.; Gogoi, N.; Saikia, P. P.; Barua, N. C., Catalytic Asymmetric Henry Reaction (Review), Tetrahedron:Asymmetry, 2007, 17, 3315-3326
  • Gogoi, N.; Borah, J. C.; Boruwa, J.; Barua, N. C., Lipase Catalysed Kinetic Resolution of 2-Nitroalcohol: Total Synthesis of Taxol Side Chain and (-)-BestatinLetters in Org. Chem, 20074, 234-235
  • Prusty, Anandini; Gogoi, Naminita; Jassal, Manjeet; Agrawal, Ashwini K., Synthesis and characterization of non-fluorinated copolymer emulsions for hydrophobic finishing of cotton textiles, Indian J of Fibre & Textile Research, 2010, 35(3), 264-271


Awards and Recognitions

  • Boruwa, J.; Gogoi, N.; Saikia, P. P.; Barua, N. C., Catalytic Asymmetric Henry Reaction (Review), Tetrahedron:Asymmetry, 2007, 17, 3315-3326. Most cited paper 2005-2008, Awarded by Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
  • Boruwa, J.; Gogoi, N.; Saikia, P. P.; Barua, N. C., Catalytic Asymmetric Henry Reaction (Review), Tetrahedron:Asymmetry, 2007, 17, 3315-3326. Awarded as 'Top 25 Hottest Articles' of `Science Direct' for two consecutive years 2006 & 2007


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