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Dr. Mukulesh Baruah

Designation: Associate Professor


Academic Qualifications:

  • MSc from Dibrugarh University
  • PhD from NEIST, Jorhat.


  • 2 Yrs in Teaching
  • 17Yrs in Research.

Worked in:

  • Chem care Industry, Sarusajai, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • South Dakota State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brookings, SD; USA.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
  • McMaster UniversityDepartment of Chemistry, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
  • Catholic University, Department of Chemistry, Leuven, Belgium
  • National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Chemistry, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Aarhus UniversityDepartment of Chemistry, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • NEIST, Jorhat, Assam.


  • Baruah, M.; Huntimer, E. D.; Mahmoud, S. A.; Hoppe, A. D.; Halaweish, F. T. “Selective BODIPY® Based Fluorescent Chemosensor for imaging Pb2+ ion in living cells.” Tetrahedron Letters53 (33), 4273-4275, 2012.
  • Baruah M. “Facile synthesis of bis (indolyl) alkanes catalyzed by Cu(ClO4)2.6H2O under solvent free conditions.” Letters in Organic Chemistry, 8 (7), 461-463, 2011.
  • Boens N, Qin W, Baruah M, De Borggraeve WM, Filarowski A, Koll A, Smisdom N, Ameloot M, Crovetto KL, Talavera EM, and Alvarez-Pez JM. “Rational Design, Synthesis Spectroscopic and Photophysical Properties of a Visible Light Excitable, Ratiometric, Fluorescent, Near-Neutral pH Indicator Based on the BODIPY.” Chemistry: A European Journal17, 10924-10934, 2011.
  • Ameloot R, Roeffaers M, Baruah M, De Cremer G, Sels B, De Vos DE, and Hofkens J. “Towards direct monitoring of discrete events in a catalytic cycle at the single molecule level.” PhotochemPhotobiol Sci. 8(4): 453-456, 2009.
  • Martínez VM, De Cremer G, Roeffaers MB, Sliwa M, Baruah M, De Vos DE, Hofkens J, and Sels BF. “Exploration of single molecule events in a haloperoxidase and its biomimic: localization of halogenation activity.” J Am Chem Soc. 130(40): 13192-13193, 2008.
  • Qin W, Baruah M, Sliwa M, Van der Auweraer M, De Borggraeve WM, Beljonne D, Van Averbeke B, and Boens N. “Ratiometric, fluorescent BODIPY dye with aza crown ether functionality: synthesis, solvatochromism, and metal ion complex formation.” J Phys Chem A. 112(27): 6104-6114, 2008.
  • Roeffaers MB, Ameloot R, Baruah M, Uji-I H, Bulut M, De Cremer G, Müller U, Jacobs PA, Hofkens J, Sels BF, and De Vos DE. “Morphology of large ZSM-5 crystals unraveled by fluorescence microscopy.” J Am Chem Soc. 130(17): 5763-5772, 2008.
  • De Cremer G, Roeffaers MB, Baruah M, Sliwa M, Sels BF, Hofkens J, and De Vos DE. “Dynamic disorder and stepwise deactivation in a chymotrypsin catalyzed hydrolysis reaction.” Am Chem Soc. 129(50): 15458-15459, 2007.
  • Vallée RA, Baruah M, Hofkens J, De Schryver FC, Boens N, Van der Auweraer M, and Beljonne D. “Fluorescence lifetime fluctuations of single molecules probe the local environment of oligomers around the glass transition temperature.” J Chem Phys. 126(18): 184902, 2007.
  • Baruah M, Qin W, Flors C, Hofkens J, Vallée RA, Beljonne D, Van der Auweraer M, De Borggraeve WM, and Boens N. “Solvent and pH dependent fluorescent properties of a dimethylaminostyrylborondipyrromethene dye in solution.” J Phys Chem A. 110(18): 5998-6009, 2006.
  • Qin W, Baruah M, De Borggraeve WM, and Boens N. “Photophysical properties of an on/off fluorescent pH indicator excitable with visible light based on a borondipyrromethene-linked phenol.” Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 183(1-2): 190-197, 2006.
  • Rohand T, Baruah M, Qin W, Boens N, and Dehaen W. “Functionalisation of fluorescent BODIPY dyes by nucleophilic substitution.” JCS Chem Commun (Camb). (3): 266-268, 2006.
  • Qin W, Rohand T, Baruah M, Stefan A, Van der Auweraer M, Dehaen W, and Boens N. “Solvent-dependent photophysical properties of borondipyrromethene dyes in solution.” Chemical Physics Letters.420(4-6): 562-568, 2006.
  • Baruah M, Qin W, Vallée RA, Beljonne D, Rohand T, Dehaen W, and Boens N. “A highly potassium-selective ratiometric fluorescent indicator based on BODIPY azacrown ether excitable with visible light.” Org Lett7(20): 4377-4380, 2005.
  • Qin W, Baruah M, Stefan A, Van der Auweraer M, and Boens N. “Photophysical properties of BODIPY-derived hydroxyaryl fluorescent pH probes in solution.” Chemphyschem. (11): 2343-2351, 2005.
  • Baruah M, Qin W, Basarić N, De Borggraeve WM, and Boens N. “BODIPY-based hydroxyaryl derivatives as fluorescent pH probes.” J Org Chem. 70(10): 4152-4157, 2005.
  • Basarić N, Baruah M, Qin W, Metten B, Smet M, Dehaen W, and Boens N. “Synthesis and spectroscopic characterisation of BODIPY based fluorescent off-on indicators with low affinity for calcium.” Org Biomol Chem. 3(15): 2755-2761, 2005.
  • Qin W, Baruah M, Van der Auweraer M, De Schryver FC, and Boens N. “Photophysical properties of borondipyrromethene analogues in solution.” J Phys Chem A109(33): 7371-7384, 2005.
  • Baruah M, and Bols M. “Substitution of a-azido ethers with Grignard reagents and its use in combinatorial chemistry.” Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1(4): 509-512, 2002.
  • Baruah M, and Bols, M. “An Azido-Hanessian Reaction.” 07: 1111-1112, 2002.
  • Gadhwal S, Baruah M, Prajapati D, and Sandhu J.S. “Microwave-Assisted Regioselective Synthesis of β-Aminoketones via the Mannich Reaction.” 03: 341-342, 2000.
  • Gadhwal S, Baruah M, and Sandhu JS. “Microwave Induced Synthesis of Hydrazones and Wolff-Kishner Reduction of Carbonyl Compounds.” 10:1573-1574, 1999.
  • Thakuria JA, Baruah M, and Sandhu JS. “Microwave Induced an Efficient Synthesis of Alcohols via Cross-Cannizzaro Reaction.” Chemistry Letters. 28(9):995-996, 1999.
  • Baruah M, Boruah A, Prajapati D, and Sandhu JS. “Bi or Cd-Induced Coupling of Sulfonyl Chlorides with Allylic Halides.A Simple Synthesis of Allylic Sulfones.” Synlett. 10: 1083-1084, 1998.
  • Baruah M, Prajapati D, and Sandhu JS. “Regeneration of Carbonyl Compounds from SemicarbazonesUnder Microwave Irradiations.” Synthetic Communications.28(22): 4157-4163, 1998.
  • Boruah A, Baruah M, Prajapati D, and Sandhu JS. “Cerium Catalyzed Michael Addition of 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds Under Microwave Irradiation.” Synthetic Communications.28(4): 653-658, 1998.
  • Baruah M, Hussain A, Prajapati D, and Sandhu JS. “New and Efficient Method for the Chemoselective Reduction of Azidoarenes and Aroylazides: Use of Zinc-Cobalt Chloride.” Chemistry Letters. 26(8): 789-790, 1997.
  • Boruah A, Baruah M, Prajapati D, and Sandhu JS. “The Efficient Chemoselective Reduction of Azides to Primary Amines.” Synlett. 11: 1253-1254, 1997.
  • Baruah M, Boruah A, Prajapati D, and Sandhu J.S. “Bakers’ Yeast Mediated Chemoselective Reduction of Azidoarenes.” 12:1193-1194, 1996.
  • Boruah A, Baruah M, Prajapati D, and Sandhu JS. “Michael Reaction in the Solid State under Microwave Irradiations”.Chemistry Letters. 25 (11):965-966, 1996.
  • Baruah M, Boruah A, Prajapati D, Sandhu JS, and Ghosh AC. “A new method for the chemoselective reduction of aryl and aroylazides.” Tetrahedron Letters. (26): 4559-4560, 1996.