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Tara Prasad Dasgupta is an Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. His research interests are Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Polynuclear Complexes, Electron Transfer involving Biological Reductants, Toxic substances in Foods, Degradation of pesticides in tropical ecosystems, Nitric Oxide releasing compounds and their biological applications.


  • The Department has been recognised internationally for its outstanding research work in Reaction Mechanisms


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    • A family of active iridium catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of ketones

    • Kinetics and mechanism of the reaction between the Di-μ-cyanobis[tetracyanoferrate(The third)] complex ion and sulfite in aqueous solution

    • The Crystal Structure of a bis(2,6-pyridinecarboxylato) chromate(The third) anion with an elaborate network of hydrogen bonding and π stacking

    • Analysis and Quantification of Acrylamide in Jamaican Foods by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    • The Effect of S-Nitroso-N-Acetylpenicillamine and S-Nitroso-Captopril co-administered with cysteine on blood Glucose concentrationin an animal model

    • Dynamic studies of transnitrosation of thiols of biological importance by the Nitrosated 4,4',4'',4'''-tetrasulfophthalocyaninecobaltate(The third) anion in aqueous solution

    • The effect of S-nitrosocaptopril and s-nitroso-N-Acetyl-D,L-penicoillamine on blood glucose concentration and haemodynamic parameters

    • Assessing the Levels of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE), Tertiary Butyl Alcohol (to be announced),and Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX) in Jamaican Ground Water by Purge and Trap Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    • Kinetics and mechanism of the aquation of a series of mixed-metal oxo-centred trinuclear cations, µ3-Oxo-triaqua-hexakis(carboxylato)bis-(chromium(The third) (iron(The third))+ ,[Cr2IIIFeIIIO(RCOO)6(H2O)3] +, (R = H, CH3, CH3CH2, (CH3)2CH in perchloric ac

    • The effect of nitric oxide inhibitors and s-nitrosothiols on hemodynamic parameters in an animal model

    • The Effect of Nitric Oxide inhibitors and s-nitroso-N- acetylpenicillamine on glucose concentration in an animal model

    • Mechanistic studies on the intramolecular electron transfer in an adduct species of the oxo-centred trinuclear iron(The third) cation and L-ascorbic acid in aqueous solution


  • Caribbean Academy of Sciences

  • American Chemical Society

  • Jamaica Society of Science and Technology

  • Royal Society of Chemistry


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