Kaushik Chanda

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By using octahedral gold nanocrystals with sizes of approximately 50 nm as the structure-directing cores for the overgrowth of Pd shells, Au-Pd core-shell heterostructures with systematic shape evolution can be directly synthesized. Core-shell octahedra, truncated octahedra, cuboctahedra, truncated cubes, and concave cubes were produced by progressively(More)
Cubic, rhombic dodecahedral, octahedral, and corner-truncated octahedral gold nanocrystals with sizes of tens of nanometers have been used as building blocks to form micrometer-sized supercrystals by slowly evaporating a water droplet on a substrate placed in a moist environment. Drying the droplet at 90 °C was found to yield the best supercrystals.(More)
In most studies describing the preparation of Cu2O crystals of various morphologies, the particle sizes are normally hundreds of nanometers to micrometers due to rapid particle growth, so they are not exactly nanocrystals. Here we report surfactant-free formation of sub-100 nm Cu2O nanocrystals with systematic shape evolution from cubic to octahedral(More)
Cubic, octahedral, and rhombic dodecahedral Cu2O nanocrystals bound by respectively {100}, {111}, and {110} facets were successfully employed to catalyze the [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction for the regioselective synthesis of 3,5-disubstituted isoxazoles. Surfactant-free nanocrystals having the same total surface area were used for the catalysis. Strongly(More)
We report the highly facet-dependent catalytic activity of Cu2O nanocubes, octahedra, and rhombic dodecahedra for the multicomponent direct synthesis of 1,2,3-triazoles from the reaction of alkynes, organic halides, and NaN3. The catalytic activities of clean surfactant-removed Cu2O nanocrystals with the same total surface area were compared. Rhombic(More)
An efficient cascade synthesis of novel benzimidazole linked alkyloxypyrrolo[1,2-a]quinoxalinones was explored on soluble polymer support under microwave irradiation. Two exclusive protocols have been developed for the partial and full reductive cyclization by controlling the microwave energy. Commencing from the same substrate, ortho nitro pyrrol(More)
Indole-based alkaloids are well-known in the literature for their diverse biological properties. Polysubstituted optically active tetrahydro-β-carboline derivatives functionalized on C-1 position are the common structural motif in most of the indole-based alkaloids, as well as highly marketed drugs. The stereoselective Pictet-Spengler reaction is one of the(More)
An efficient soluble polymer-supported method has been developed for the parallel synthesis of substituted benzimidazole linked benzoxazoles using focused microwave irradiation. The key step involves the amidation of 4-hydroxy-3-nitrobenzoic acid with polymer-immobilized o-phenylenediamine. Application of mild acidic conditions promoted the ring closure to(More)
In this work, palladium tripod nanocrystals have been synthesized by mixing an aqueous solution of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) surfactant, Na(2)PdCl(4), copper acetate, and ascorbic acid at 30 °C for 3 h. Addition of a small amount of copper ion source is critical to the formation of these tripods with a pod length reaching 100 nm. The(More)
A novel ionic liquid (IL) supported, green synthetic protocol has been developed toward the synthesis of oxo and thio hydantoin analogues tethered with tetrahydro-beta-carboline by the use of focused microwave irradiation. IL-bound tryptophan underwent a Pictet-Spengler reaction with various carbonyl compounds to generate the IL-immobilized(More)