Dr. Susanta K. Sen Gupta

Emeritus Professor
Ph.D (Calcutta University)
Contact Information:
Tel. +91-542-6702457 (Off.), +91-542-6701540 (lab.), +91-9335417050 (mob.) Fax:+91-542-2368127
Email Id:sksbhuchem@yahoo.co.in; sksg@bhu.ac.in
Employee No. 12091

 
 
Academic Qualifications:
 
S. No.DegreeInstitutionYear
1.B.Sc.Presidency College (Calcutta University)1967
2.M.Sc.Calcutta University1969
3.Ph. D.Calcutta University1974
 
Area of specialization/awards/achievements:
 


(a) Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis (CGDE): Its Origin, Non-faradaic Effects, and Applications:

  1. Hydrodynamic mechanism of breakdown of normal electrolysis at high voltages and transition to CGDE.
  2. Non-faradaic effects of CGDE quantitatively explained by radical mediated reaction mechanism in plasma/ electrolyte interfacial zone.
  3. Anodic CGDE employed for polymerization of acrylamide at charge efficiency at least 10 times the yield by ordinary electropolymerization.
(b) Structure and Solvent Effects on Proton Transfers and C-13 Resonances for Organic Acids in Apolar Aprotic Solvents:
  1. Mechanism of abnormally slow proton transfers between aromatic acids and dye carbinol bases in apolar aprotic media elucidated in terms of general acid catalysis.
  2. Transmission pattern for ortho substituent effects on proton transfers under conditions free from specific solvent effects established.
  3. Anomalous substituent effects on 13C NMR chemical shift of the carboxyl carbon in benzoic acids traced clearly to substituent-induced changes in electron population of only pz orbitals on the carboxyl carbon. The peculiarity shown to localized, extended and resonance-induced p-polarization.
(c)Ferrospinel Catalysts:
  1. Enhanced power of Mn1.5Fe1.5O4 catalysts compared to other ferrospinels for peroxide decomposition correlated to availability and redox conversion efficacy of MnII centres in cubic and tetragonal sublattices of the catalyst.
 
Current Research Projects: 08
 
 
 
Additional Information/ Achievements:
Coordinator, UGC-DSA/CAS programme, at Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2002-2013)
Head, Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2003-2005)
Dean, Faculty of Science, , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2012-2013)
UGC-Emeritus Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2013-2015)
Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi(2015-)
 
 
 
 

List of 10 major Publications:

  1. 1. Sen Gupta S.K., Singh R. and Srivastava A.K., (1998), A Study on the Origin of Non-faradaic Behaviour of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: The Relationship between Power Dissipated in Glow Discharges and Non-faradaic Yields, J. Electrochem. Soc., 145, 2209-2213.
  2. 2. Sen Gupta S.K. and Singh O.P., (1994), Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Study of its Chemical Yields in Aqueous Inert-type Electrolytes, J. Electroanal. Chem., 369, 113-120.
  3. 3. Sen Gupta S.K. and Shrivastava R., (2008), Kinetics and Mechanism of Proton Transfer between Disubstituted Benzoic Acids and Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Chlorobenzene, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 3031-3035
  4. 4. Gangal U., Srivastava M. and Sen Gupta S.K., (2009), Mechanism of the Breakdown of Normal Electrolysis and the Transition to contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis, J. Electrochemical. Society, 156(10), F131-F136
  5. 5. Sen Gupta S.K. and Mishra S., (2011) Kinetics of Proton Transfer between Ortho Substituted Benzoic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Toluene. Ortho Effect on the Reactivity of Benzoic Acids in Apolar Aprotic Solvents, J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 4616-4623.
  6. 6. Sen Gupta S.K., Sandhir U. and Misra N., (2001), A Study on Acrylamide Polymerisation by Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Novel Tool, J. Polym. Sc.:Pt. A: Polym. Chem., 39, 1584-1588.
  7. 7. Sen Gupta S.K. and Prasad R., (2010), Origin and Nature of Transmission Modes of Anomalous Effects of meta-Substituents on the 13C Chemical Shift of the Carboxyl Carbon (?CO) of Benzoic Acid, Aust. J. Chem., 63, 321-328.
  8. 8. Lahiri P. and Sen Gupta S.K., (1995), Physico-chemical Properties and Catalytic Activities of the Spinel Series MnxFe3-xO4 towards Peroxide Decomposition, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 91, 3489-3494.
  9. 9. Gangal U., Srivastava M. and Sen Gupta S.K., (2010), Scavenging Effects of Aliphatic Alcohols and Acetone on H• Radicals in Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: Determination of the Primary Yield of H• Radicals, Plasma Chem. Plasma Process., 30(2), 299-309.
  10. 10. Sen Gupta S.K., Balasubramanian O., (1991), The Reaction between Hydrogen Spiro-Borates and Carbinol Form of Crystal Violet in Toluene with Application to Reagent Selection in Extraction-Spectrophotometry of Boron, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 61, 1437-1439.
Full List of Publications:
  1. 53. Sen Gupta S.K., (2017), Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Novel Tool for Manifold Applications, Plasma Chem. Plasma Process., 37, 897-945.
  2. 52. Sen Gupta S.K., and Singh R., (2017), Cathodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: its Origin and Non-faradaic Chemical Effects, Plasma Sources Sci. Tech., 26, 015005 (8pp).
  3. 51. Sen Gupta S.K., (2017), Proton Transfer Rate-Equilibria in Apolar Aprotic Solvents: A Historical Perspective, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 30, e3605 (14pp).
  4. 50. Sen Gupta S.K., (2016), Proton Transfer Reactions in Apolar Aprotic Solvents, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 29, 251-264.
  5. 49. Sen Gupta S.K., (2015), Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: its Origin, Plasma Diagnostics and Non-faradaic Chemical Effects, Plasma Sources Sci. Tech., 24, 063001 (24pp).
  6. 48. Srivastava Y., Jaiswal S., Singh O.P., and Sen Gupta S.K., (2014), On the Primary Yield of Radical Products of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis, Indian J. Chem., 53A, 62-65.
  7. 47. Singh R., Gangal U. and Sen Gupta, S. K., (2012), Effects of Alkaline Ferrocyanide on Non-faradaic Yields of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: Determination of the Primary Yield of OH_ Radicals Plasma Chem Plasma Process, 32, 609–617
  8. 46. Sen Gupta S.K., Mishra S., Radha Rani V., and Arvind U., (2012), General Acid Catalysis in Benzoic Acid-Crystal Violet Carbinol Base Reactions in Toluene, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 44, 570–576
  9. 45. Sen Gupta S.K. and Shrivastava R., (2012), Influence of Aprotic Solvents on the Transmission of Anomalous Substituent Effects on 13C NMR Chemical Shifts at the Carboxyl Carbon (dco) in Meta Substituted Benzoic Acids: A Strong Evidence for p-Polarization Mechanism, Appl. Magn. Reson., 42, 321-332
  10. 44. Sen Gupta S.K. and Shrivastava R., (2011), Solvent sensitivity of ortho substituent effect on 13C NMR chemical shift of the carboxyl carbon (dco) in benzoic acid”, Magn. Reson. Chem., 49, 700-704
  11. 43. Sen Gupta S.K. and Rani V.R., (2011), Kinetics of Proton Transfer between Metasubstituted Benzoic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Toluene: Specific Solvent Effect–Free Metasubstituent Effect on the Reactivity of Benzoic Acids, Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 43, 303-311.
  12. 42. Sen Gupta S.K. and Mishra S., (2011) Kinetics of Proton Transfer between Ortho Substituted Benzoic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Toluene. Ortho Effect on the Reactivity of Benzoic Acids in Apolar Aprotic Solvents, J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 4616-4623.
  13. 41. Gangal U., Srivastava M. and Sen Gupta S.K., (2010), Scavenging Effects of Aliphatic Alcohols and Acetone on H• Radicals in Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: Determination of the Primary Yield of H• Radicals, Plasma Chem. Plasma Process., 30(2), 299-309.
  14. 40. Sen Gupta S.K. and Prasad R., (2010), Origin and Nature of Transmission Modes of Anomalous Effects of meta-Substituents on the 13C Chemical Shift of the Carboxyl Carbon (CO) of Benzoic Acid, Aust. J. Chem., 63, 321-328.
  15. 39. Gangal U., Srivastava M. and Sen Gupta S.K., (2009), Mechanism of the Breakdown of Normal Electrolysis and the Transition to contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis, J. Electrochemical. Society, 156(10), F131-F136.
  16. 38. Sen Gupta S.K. and Shrivastava R., (2008), Kinetics and Mechanism of Proton Transfer between Disubstituted Benzoic Acids and Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Chlorobenzene, J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 3031-3035.
  17. 37. Sen Gupta S.K. and Mishra S., (2008), Proton Transfer Equilibria between o-Substituted Benzoic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Apolar Aprotic Solvents: Chemometric Analysis of ortho Effect, Indian J. Chem., 47A, 390-393.
  18. 36. Sen Gupta S.K. and Shrivastava R., (2008), Proton Transfer Equilibria between Disubtituted Benzoic Acids and Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Apolar Aprotic Solvents. Chemometric Analysis of Disubstituent Effects on the Strength of Benzoic Acids in Chlorobenzebe, Indian J. Chem., 47A, 369-373.
  19. 35. Sen Gupta S.K. and Shrivastava R., (2007), Chemometric Analysis of Disubstituent Effects on the 13C Chemical Shifts of the Carbons (CO) of Benzoic Acids. A Comparative Study of the Substituent Effects on the Strength of Benzoic Acids in Apolar Aprotic Media, Magn. Reson. Chem., 45, 1035-1039.
  20. 34. Shrivastava R., Mishra S. and Sen Gupta S.K., (2007), Influence of Apolar Aprotic Solvents on Proton Transfer Equilibrium between m-/ o- Chlorobenzoic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet: A Chemometric Analysis, Indian J. Chem., 46A, 933-936.
  21. 33. Sen Gupta S.K. and Srivastava M., (2006), Chemical Effects of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: Formation of Amino Acids, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 83, 787-791.
  22. 32. Sen Gupta S.K., Sandhir U. and Misra N., (2001), A Study on Acrylamide Polymerisation by Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Novel Tool, J. Polym. Sc.:Pt. A: Polym. Chem., 39, 1584-1588.
  23. 31. Sen Gupta S.K., Mishra S. and Rani V.R., (2000), A Study on Equilibrium and Kinetics of Carbocation–to-Carbinol Conversion for Di- and Tri- Arylmethane Cations in Aqueous Solutions: Relative Stabilities of Dye Carbocations and Mechanism of Dye Carbinol Formation, Indian J. Chem., 39A, 703-708.
  24. 30. Sen Gupta S.K. and Rani V.R., (1999), A Quantitative Solvent Effect Analysis on Proton Transfer Equilibrium between m-Fluorobenzoic Acid and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Apolar Aprotic Solvents, Indian J. Chem., 38A, 929-933.
  25. 29. Sen Gupta S.K., Singh R. and Srivastava A.K., (1998), A Study on the Origin of Non-faradaic Behaviour of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: The Relationship between Power Dissipated in Glow Discharges and Non-faradaic Yields, J. Electrochem. Soc., 145, 2209-2213.
  26. 28. Sen Gupta S.K. and Rani V.R., (1998), Proton Transfer Equilibrium between m-substituted Benzoic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Apolar Aprotic Solvents: A Comparison between Toluene Phase and Aqueous Phase Strengths of the Acids, Indian J. Chem., 37A, 1057-1062.
  27. 27. Sen Gupta S.K., Singh R. and Srivastava A.K., (1998), A Study on Non-faradiac Yields of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis using Cerous Ion as the OH• Scavenger: An Estimate of the Primary Yield of OH• Radicals, Indian J. Chem., 37A, 558-560.
  28. 26. Sen Gupta S.K., Srivastava A. K. and Singh R., (1997), Origin of Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis in Aqueous Solutions: Effects of Electrolyte Temperature and Surface Tension, Indian J. Chem., 36A, 945-950.
  29. 25. Sen Gupta S.K., Srivastava A. K. and Singh R., (1997), Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Study on its Origin in the Light of the Theory of Hydrodyanamic Instabilities in Local Solvent Vaporisation by Joule Heating during Electrolysis, J. Electroanal. Chem., 427, 23-27.
  30. 24. Sen Gupta S.K. and Arvind U., (1997), Equilibria and Kinetics of Reactions between Carboxylic Acids and the Carbinol Base of Crystal Violet in Apolar Aprotic Solvents: Relative Strengths of m- and o- Substituted Benzoic Acids in Toulene, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 10, 466-471.
  31. 23. Lahiri P. and Sen Gupta S.K., (1995), Physico-chemical Properties and Catalytic Activities of the Spinel Series MnxFe3-xO4 towards Peroxide Decomposition, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 91, 3489-3494.
  32. 22. Sen Gupta S.K., Singh R. and Srivastava A. K., (1995), Chemical Effects of Anodic Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis in Aqueous Formic Acid Solutions: Formation of Oxalic Acid, Indian J. Chem., 34A, 459-461.
  33. 21. Sen Gupta S.K. and Arvind U., (1994), Carbanium ion-Carbinol Equilibriation for Basic Triarylmethane Dyes: Relative Reactivities of Dyes in Aqueous Solutions, Indian J. Chem., 33B, 998-1000.
  34. 20. Sen Gupta S.K. and Singh O.P., (1994), Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Study of its Chemical Yields in Aqueous Inert-type Electrolytes, J. Electroanal. Chem., 369, 113-120.
  35. 19. Sen Gupta S.K. and Arvind U., (1993), Acid-Base Equilibria and Kinetics between Triarylmethane Dye Carbinols and Organic Acids in Apolar Aprotic Solvents: Relative Basicities of Dye Carbinols in Toluene, J.Phys. Org. Chem., 6, 145-152.
  36. 18.Sen Gupta S.K., Balasubramanian O. and Arvind U., (1993), Equilibria and Kinetics of Toulene-Phase Reactions of Some Triphenylmethane Dye Carbinols with Mandelic and Bromomandelic Acids”, Indian J. Chem., 32A, 810-813.
  37. 17. Sen Gupta S.K. and Lahiri P., (1992), Catalytic Effects of Coprecipitated Manganese Ferrospinel Systems on Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition, Indian J. Technol., 30, 172-176.
  38. 16. Sen Gupta S.K. and Singh O.P., (1991), Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis: A Study of its Onset and Location, J. Electroanal. Chem., 301, 189-197.
  39. 15. Sen Gupta S.K., Balasubramanian O., (1991), The Reaction between Hydrogen Spiro-Borates and Carbinol Form of Crystal Violet in Toluene with Application to Reagent Selection in Extraction-Spectrophotometry of Boron, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 61, 1437-1439.
  40. 14. Lahiri P. and Sen Gupta S.K., (1991), Spinel Ferrites as Catalysts: A Study on Catalytic Effect of Coprecipitated Ferrites on Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition, Can. J. Chem., 69, 33-36.
  41. 13. Sen Gupta S.K., 1986, Chemical Effects of Cathodic Glow Electrolysis in Electrolytes containing Oxidisable Substrates: Cathodic Oxidation of Iodide to Iodine, Indian J. Chem., 25A, 261-262.
  42. 12. Sen Gupta S.K., (1985), Conversion of Methylene Blue into a Red Form in Fomally Aprotic Solvents – Kinetics of Conversion in Hexamethylphosphotriamide, Indian J. Chem., 24A, 54-55.
  43. 11. Burma D.P., Srivastava A.K., Srivastava S., Dash D., Tiwari D.S. and Sen Gupta S.K., (1984), Differences in Physical and Biological Properties of 50S Ribosomes and 23S RNAs Derived from Tight and Loose Couple 70S”, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 124, 970.
  44. 10. Sen Gupta S.K., (1984), A New Amphi-Indicator Based on Cationic Colourant Methyl Violet, Microchem. J., 30, 310-312.
  45. 9. Sen Gupta S.K., (1981), Effect of Electrolytic Constituents on the Onset and Location of Glow Electrolysis, J. Electroanal. Chem., 127, 263-265.
  46. 8. Sen Gupta S.K. and Palit S. R., (1977), Double Boundary Formation on Electrolysis in a W-tube: Theory and its Verifications, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 54, 724-726.
  47. 7. Sen Gupta S.K. and Sinha S., (1976), An Electrochemical Technique for Preparation of Deionized Water, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 53, 943.
  48. 6. Sen Gupta S.K. and Das R.N., (1976), Nitrogen Transport during Non-faradaic Electrolysis, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 53, 427-428.
  49. 5. Sen Gupta S.K. and Palit S.R., (1976), Studies in Galvanoluminescence Part III: Production and Chemical Effects of Anode Glow, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 53, 472-475.
  50. 4. Sen Gupta S.K. and Palit S.R., (1976) Chemical Aspects of Ageing, J. Sci. & Ind. Res., 35, 591.
  51. 3. Sen Gupta S.K. and Palit S.R., (1975), Studies in Galvanoluminescence Part II: Chemical Effects of Cathode Glow, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 52, 91-97.
  52. 2. Palit S.R., and Sen Gupta S.K., (1975), Some Important Chemical Discoveries, J. Sci. & Ind. Res., 34, 430.
  53. 1. Sen Gupta S.K. and Palit S.R., (1972), Studies in Galvanoluminoscence Part I: Production of Cathode Glow, Indian J. Phys., 46, 61-67.