Dr. Lakshi Saikia

Materials Science Division

CSIR- North East Institute of Science and Technology, India



2008 Ph.D., Pune University, India, Chemistry

2002 M.Sc., Gauhati University, India, Chemistry

Publications (selected)

  1. Efficient clay supported Nio nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalyst for solvent-free synthesis of Hantzsch polyhydroquinoline. L. Saikia, D. Dutta and D. K. Dutta, 19, 1-4, (2012).
  2. Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Nio-acid Activated Montmorillonite Nanoparticles. D. Dutta, B.J.Bora, L.Saikia, M. G. Pathak, P. Sengupta and D.K.Dutta Applied Clay Science, 53, 650-656, (2011).
  3. Regiospecific Oxyhalogenation of Aromatics Over SBA-15 Supported nanoparticle Group IV–VI Metal Oxides, L. Saikia, M. Rajesh, D. Srinivas and P Ratnasamy Catalysis Letters, 137, 190-201, (2010).
  4. Ultrasound-Triggered Release of Ibuprofen from a Chitosan-Mesoporous Silica Composite - a novel approach for controlled drug release. D. Depan, L.Saikia,and R. P. Singh, Macromolecular Symposia, 287, 80-88, (2010) [Most access article in May 2011 of this journal].
  5. Redox and Selective Oxidation properties of Mn Complexes grafted on SBA-15. L. Saikia, D.Srinivas. Catalysis Today, 141 (1-2), 66-71 (2009).
  6. Active sites in vanadia/titania catalysts for selective aerial oxidation of β-picoline to nicotinic acid. Srinivas, D., lderich, W.F., Kujath, S., Valkenberg, M.H., Raja, T., Saikia, L., Hinze, R., Ramaswamy, V, Journal of Catalysis 259, 165-173 (2008).
  7. Funtionalized SBA-15 and its Catalytic Applications in Selective Organic transformation D.Srinivas and L. Saikia, Catalysis Survey from Asia 12, 114-130 (2008).
  8. Double Metal Cyanide an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of β-amino alcohols under solvent free conditions. L.Saikia, J.K. Satyarthi, R. Gonnade, D.Srinivas P.Ratnasamy. Catalysis Letters, 123, 24-31 (2008).
  9. Comparative catalytic activity of Mn(Salen) complexes grafted on SBA-15 functionalized with amine, thiol and sulfonic acid groups for selective aerial oxidation of limonene. L. Saikia, D. Srinivas, Paul RatnasamyMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials 104, 225-235 (2007).
  10. Regio- and stereoselective synthesis of β-amino alcohols over titanosilicate molecular sieves. J.K.Satyarthi, L. Saikia, D.Srinivas, P. Ratnasamy,Applied Catalysis A: General 330, 145-151 (2007).
  11. Activation and reactivity of Epoxides on Solid Acid Catalysts.L. Saikia, J.K. Satyarthi, D.Srinivas and Paul Ratnasamy.Journal of Catalysis, 252, 148-160 (2007).[Top 25 Hottest Article in January-March 2008].
  12. Chemo-, regio and stereoselective aerial oxidation of Limonene to endo-1,2- epoxide Mn(Salen)-sulphonated SBA-15. L. Saikia, D. Srinivas, Paul RatnasamyApplied Catalysis A: General 309, 144–154 (2006).
  13. Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of a novel large pore aluminosilicate molecular sieve Narayanan V and L. Saikia, J.Ultra. Sci. Phy. Sci., 18, 215 (2006).
  14. Synthesis and characterization of a novel small pore aluminophosphate molecular sieves from hexamethyleneimine template at atmospheric pressure. Narayanan V and L. Saikia, Bulletin of the Catalysis Society of India, 5, 139-145 (2006).