Dr. Shobhraj Haldar,

Department of Chemistry


Dr. Shobhraj  Haldar

Designation: Assistant Professor, (W. B. E. S.)

Email Id.: haldarshobhraj78@gmail.com

Subjects Taught


• Chemistry: Basic Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry and Coordination Chemistry
• Spectroscopic Analysis
• Basic Environmental Engineering and Elementary Biology: Basic of Environment, Ecology, Water Pollution and Control
• Practical Chemistry

Research Interest


Dimetallic Systems of 3d Transition Elements: Mimicking Phosphatases and Glycoside Hydrolases
• Multinuclear Metal Complexes: Property Evaluation and Reactivity
• Biocatalysis: Investigating Aldose-Ketose Interconversion Reactions
• Sugar-Metal Ion Interactions in Aqueous Medium: Analytical and Biological Aspects
• Transition Metal Complex Catalyzed Organic Transformations and metal complex interaction with DNA and BSA protein

Educational Qualification


DoctoratePh.D. from University of Kalyani
Post GraduationM. Sc. in Chemistry (Spl: Physical Chemistry) from University of Kalyani
Graduation B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Kalyani (Krishnagar Govt.. College, Krishnagar)

Awards and Honours


UGC-CSIR NET-June, 2012

International Journal Publications


1. Exploring the catalytic activity of new water soluble dinuclear copper(II) complexes towards the glycoside hydrolysis. Shobhraj Haldar, Ayan Patra and Manindranath Bera*, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 62851-62861.
2. New symmetrical dinucleating ligand based assembly of bridged dicopper(II) and dizinc(II) centers: Synthesis, structure, spectroscopy, magnetic properties and glycoside hydrolysis. Ayan Patra, Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijay Kumar, Luca Carrella, Aloke Kumar Ghosh and Manindranath Bera*, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2015, 436, 195-204.

3. Synthesis, structure, spectral characterization and DNA binding affinity of new water soluble trinuclear copper(II) complexes with partial cubane Cu3O4 cores. Gopal C. Giri, Shobhraj Haldar, Luca Carrella, Asit B. Panda, Ghezai T. Musie and Manindranath Bera*, Polyhedron, 2015, 99, 7-16.
4. Dinuclear and tetranuclear complexes of copper coordinated by an anthracene-based new µ-bis(tridentate) ligand: Synthesis, structure, spectroscopy and magnetic properties. Shobhraj Haldar, Ayan Patra, Gonela Vijay Kumar, Luca Carrella and Manindranath Bera*, Polyhedron, 2016, 117, 542-551.

5. Anthracene-based new dinucleating ligand supported assembly of bridged dicopper(II) and dizinc(II) centers for the exploration of sugar-metal ion interactions. Gopal C. Giri, Shobhraj Haldar and Manindranath Bera*, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 2016, 93, 819-826 (Invited Article: In honour of Professor M. C. Chattopadhyaya on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary).

6. Linking PO43-and HAsO42- anions with a dinuclear [Zn2II] complex: Formation and stabilization of novel decanuclear metallomacrocyclic [ZnII10] and tetranuclear [ZnII4] clusters. Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijaykumar, Aloke Kumar ghosh, Luca Carrella and Manindranath Bera*, Polyhedron, 2017, 121, 130-141.

7. Investigating the coordination/binding events of biologically relevant monosaccharides with new mononuclear iron(III) and zinc(II) complexes in aqueous solution. Gopal C. Giri, Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijaykumar and Manindranath Bera*, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 2847-2857.

8. New cyclic tetranuclear copper(II) complexes containing quadrilateral cores: synthesis, structure, spectroscopy and their interactions with DNA in aqueous solution. Gopal C. Giri, Shobhraj Haldar, Aloke Kumar Ghosh, Priyanka Chowdhury, Luca Carrella, Utpal Ghosh and Manindranath Bera*, J. Mol. Struct., 2017, 1142, 175-184.
9. Inorganic phosphate and arsenate within new tetranuclear copper and zinc complexes: Syntheses, crystal structures, magnetic, electrochemical, and thermal studies. Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijaykumar, Luca Carrella, Steven Batha, Ghezai T. Musie and Manindranath Bera*, ACS Omega 2017, 2, 1535-1549.
10. Structure and properties of a novel staircase-like decanuclear [CuII10] cluster supported by carbonate and carboxylate bridges. Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijaykumar, Luca Carrella, Ghezai T. Musie and Manindranath Bera*, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 1276-1283.
11. Phosphatase-like activity of tetranuclear iron(III) and zinc(II) complexes. Nityananda Dutta, Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijaykumar, Suvendu Paul, Asoke Prasun Chattopadhyay, Luca Carrella, and Manindranath Bera*, Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57, 10802-10820.

12. Exploration of binding events of mononuclear copper complexes with D-glucose in aqueous solution. Gopal C. Giri, Shobhraj Haldar, Nityananda Dutta and Manindranath Bera*, J. Indian Chem. Soc., 2018, 95, 2018, 1-8.

13. Aromatic dicarboxylate incorporated new di- and tetranuclear cobalt(II) complexes: Synthetic and structural aspects, and evaluation of properties and catalytic activity Avishek Majumder , Nityananda Dutta , Shobhraj Haldar , Arpan Das , Luca Carrella , Manindranath Bera*, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2020, 436, 195-204.

14. Synthesis, structure and properties of a novel self-assembled tetranuclear copper(II) complex derived from carboxylate-based multidentate ligand Nityananda Dutta , Shobhraj Haldar , Avishek Majumder, Gonela Vijaykumar , Luca Carrella , Manindranath Bera*,Inorganic Chemistry Communications 121 (2020) 108208

International Conference Attended


1. Evaluating new dinuclear copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes for glycoside hydrolysis. Shobhraj Haldar and Manindranath Bera*, National Symposium on Recent Advances in Chemistry & Industry (2015), Meghnad Saha Bhavan, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata, 31st July & 1st August, 2015.

2. Hydrolysis of glycosides catalyzed by water soluble dinuclear copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes. Shobhraj Haldar, Ayan Patra and Manindranath Bera*, International Symposium on Modern Trends in Inorganic Chemistry-XVI (MTIC-XVI), Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 3-5, 2015.

3.Synthesis, Structure, Spectroscopic and Magnetic Properties of Copper Complexes of an Anthracene-Based Dinucleating Ligand. Shobhraj Haldar and Manindranath Bera*, National Symposium on Recent Advances in Chemistry & Industry 2016, Meghnad Saha Bhavan, 92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata, August 2-3, 2016.
4. Synthesis, structure, properties and phosphatase-like activity of hydrolytically active tetranuclear [NiII2]2 complexes. Gopal C. Giri, Shobhraj Haldar and Manindranath Bera*, National Seminar on Current Trends in Chemistry-VI (NSCTC-VI), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, February 24, 2016.

5.Formation and stabilization of μ5-PO4-bridged decanuclear metallomacrocyclic [ZnII10] and μ4-HAsO4-bridged tetranuclear [ZnII4] clusters. Shobhraj Haldar, Gonela Vijaykumar and Manindranath Bera*, National Conference on “Chemistry Interfacing with Biology and Physics”. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, January 27-28, 2017



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