Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Prof. Shriniwas D. Samant


Department : Chemistry

Date of Joining :08/01/1982


Email Address : sd.samant[@]

Phone [Mobile] -

Office Extention : 2606

Research Area : Mechanistic Organic Chemistry, New methods of Organic synthesis,Sonochemistry, microwave chemistry, Catalysis.
Research students: Ph.D - Completed - 54, Ongoing - 3
M.Sc - Completed - 15, Ongoing - 02

Academic Information
Degree/Diploma Description year subject
1 Ph.D.   Ph.D. (1980) – Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai 1980 Organic Chemistry
2 M.Sc.   MSc (1976) – Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai 1976 Organic Chemistry

Courses Taught : B.Chem.Engg/B.Tech.:Organic Chemistry MSc (Chemistry), Reaction mechanism, Stereochemistry, Spectroscopy, Research Methodology

Project Information
1 Research Project Sanctioned Research projects sanctioned and completed    JULY  2016      

Paper Published
1 International Journal Number of Research Publications: 146 Total citations: 2456 H-Index – 30 (Source: Google scholar, as on 24.07.2016)    JULY  2016      
2 Unusal tandem oxidative cleavage of C-C bond and acetalization of chalcone epoxides in the presence of iodine methanol, Balaso G. Jadhav and Shriniwas D. Samant, Synlett, 2014, 25, 1591-1595.      2014      
3 Synthesis of a dihydroquinoline based merocyanine as a ‘naked eye’ and ‘fluorogenic’ sensor for hydrazine hydrate in an aqueous medium and hydrazine gas, K. Vijay, C. Nandi and Shriniwas D. Samant, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 30712-17.      2014      
4 Facile intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction of 4-(O-propargyloxy) Styrylcoumarins leading to highly fluorescent coumarin containing polycylic compounds. Adil I. Khatri and Shriniwas D. Samant. Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 2362-2365.      2014      
5 Regiospecific normal Diels-Alder reaction of trans-1,2-biscoumarinylethenes, K. K. Sanap and S. D. Samant, Synlett, 2012, 23(15), 2189-2194.      2012      
6 Sulphamic acid – An efficient and cost effective solid acid catalysts for the Pechmann reaction, Pankajkumar R. Singh, Devendrapratap U. Singh and S. D. Samant, Synlett, 2004, 11, 1909-1912.      2004      
7 Sulfonylation reaction of aromatics using FeCl3 based Ionic Liquid, M. V. Alexander, A. C. Khandekar and S. D. Samant, J. Mol. Catal. A. Chem: 2004, 223, 75-84.      2004      
8 Benzylation of arenes in the presence of Montmorillonite K10 modified using aqueous and acetonitrile solutions of FeCl3, S. G. Pai, A. R. Bajpai A. B. Deshpande and S. D. Samant, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chemical, 2000, 156, 233-243      2000      
9 Mechanism of micelle to vesicle transition in cationic-anionic surfactant mixtures, R. A Salkar, D. Mukesh, S. D. Samant and C. Manohar, Langmuir, 1998, 14, 3778-3782.      1998      
10 A thermally reversible vesicle to micelle transition driven by a surface solid-fluid transition, R. A. Salkar, P. A. Hassan, S. D. Samant, B. S. Valaulikar, V. V. Kumar, F. Kern, S. J. Candau and C. Manohar, Chem. Comm., 1996, 1223-24      1996      
11 Semiquantative characterization of ultrasonic cleaner using a novel piezoelectric pressure intensity measurement probe, S. R. Soudagar and S. D. Samant, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 1995, 2(1), 49-53.      1995      
12 Preparation of cellulose nitrate films using a spinning disc for Solid State Nuclear Track Detection (SSNTD) applications, B. Raghunath, S. D. Samant and M. R. Iyer, Radiations Measurements, 1995, 24(1), 95-99      1995      
13 Charge induced nematic-isotropic transition in mixed surfactant solutions, Sushama Mishra, B. K. Mishra, S. D. Samant, Janaky Narayanan and C. Manohar, Langmuir, 1993, 9, 2804-2809.      1993      
1 Awards and felicitations      2016      

1 Process for low temperature recyclable catalyst for heck reaction    2005        
2 An improved process for synthesis of m-diisopropylbenzene by isomerization of p-diisopropylbenzene    2012        

Membership In Professional Societies
Description No Membership No Membership Information
1 1 Indian Chemical Society (1983); Member, Executive Council, Mumbai Branch.
2 2 Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology (ISSST) (1992), Member, Executive Council, 1992-96
3 3 Catalysis Society of India (1998). Member, Executive council, Mumbai chapter
4 4 Indian Association of Chemistry Teachers (2001), (i) Vice-President (Western Zone) 2004-2007, (ii) President-2014-16,
5 5 Society for Materials Chemistry (2009), Member, Executive Council