Asima Chatterjee
Asima Chatterjee


Asima Chatterjee
Asima Chatterjee (23 September 1917–22 November 2006) was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine

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অসীমা চট্টোপাধ্যায় Asima Chatterjee Born (1917-09-23)23 September 1917
Kolkata, Bengal, India Died 22 November 2006(2006-11-22) (aged 89)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India Nationality Indian Alma mater University of Calcutta Scientific career Fields Organic chemistry, phytomedicine Institutions University of Calcutta

Asima Chatterjee (23 September 1917–22 November 2006) was an Indian organic chemist noted for her work in the fields of organic chemistry and phytomedicine. Her most notable work includes research on vinca alkaloids, and the development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs. She also authored a considerable volume of work on medicinal plants of the Indian subcontinent.

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Biography Early life

Asima Chatterjee (née) was born on September 23rd, 1917 in Bengal. Chatterjee grew up in Calcutta and graduated with honors in chemistry from the Scottish Church College of the University of Calcutta in 1936.

Academic work

Asima Chatterjee received a master's degree (1938) and a doctoral degree (1944) in organic chemistry from the University of Calcutta. Her doctoral research focused on the chemistry of plant products and synthetic organic chemistry. Among her notable instructors at the time were Prafulla Chandra Roy and Prof S.N. Bose. Additionally, she had research experience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Caltech.

Chaterjee's research concentrated on natural products chemistry and resulted in anti-convulsive, anti-malarial, and chemotherapy drugs.She was also successful in developing the anti-epileptic drug, 'Ayush-56' from Marsilia minuta and the anti-malarial drug from Alstonia scholaris, Swrrtia chirata, Picrorphiza kurroa and Ceasalpinna crista. The patented drugs have been marketed by several companies.


Career

She joined the Lady Brabourne College of the University of Calcutta along with Mr. Anjan Palit, a brilliant person in fields of chemistry in 1940 as the founding head of the department of chemistry. Mr. Anjan Palit was the head as the organic chemistry department at that time, she also received joint awards with Mr. Anjan Palit. In 1944, Chatterjee became the second woman to be conferred a Doctorate of Science by an Indian University. In 1954, Asima Chatterjee joined the University College of Science of the University of Calcutta, as reader in pure chemistry. In 1962, Chatterjee was appointed the prestigious Khaira professorship of Chemistry at the University of Calcutta, a position she held till 1982.

Awards and recognition References
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k The Shaping of Indian Science. p. 1036. Indian Science Congress Association, Presidential Addresses By Indian Science Congress Association. Published by Orient Blackswan, 2003. ISBN 978-81-7371-433-7
  2. ^ Mention of the maiden name
  3. ^ Some Alumni of Scottish Church College in 175th Year Commemoration Volume Scottish Church College, 2008, p. 584
  4. ^ a b Chemistry alumni of Scottish Church College Archived 2009-04-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ valentinaproject (2014-08-06). "Asima Chatterjee, chemist". The Valentina Project. Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  6. ^ valentinaproject (2014-08-06). "Asima Chatterjee, chemist". The Valentina Project. Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Google doodle on her 100 birthday". 
Further reading External links Recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in Chemical Science Recipients All the branches Padma Bhushan award recipients (1970–1979) 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 # Posthumous conferral Scientific Research in West Bengal Scientists Research Institution Authority control

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