Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid

He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in November 18, 1957. He passed the HSC Examination from Dhaka College, Dhaka. Later he received B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degree in chemistry from Jahangir Nagar University , Savar, Dhaka in 1980 and 1982 respectively and secured 1st class 3rd and 2nd respectively. He was a research student in Okayama university for one year (1989 – 1990). He obtained his M.Phil degree from BUET in 1991 and Ph.D degree from Okayama University , Japan in 1993. Later he went to the Okayama university as a follow up researcher for three months in the year 2000. He also availed DAAD fellowship in the Dortmund university , Germany for three months in 2001. He served as a guest professor for three months in the University of Bern Switzerland in 2002. He has keen research interest in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. He has 16 research publications both in national and international journal. Recent ly he is working also in the field of synthetic organophosphorus chemistry.

Selected publications
Reinhart Kesse, Hans Siegenthaler, Reto Luginbuhl, Abdur M. Rashid and Mathias Schnippering; “The Quest for Electrodes Coated with Vitamin B12 Derivatives” ECS Transaction, 2(23); 27-33, 2007.
Sigeru Torii; Hirushi Okumoto and Md. Abdur Rashid; “Preparation of divergently substituted cyclopentene derivatives by electoreductive cyclization of allenic esters” Synlett, 9, 721, 1992.

Md. Abdur Rashid; N-Oxylmediated electro-oxidation of secondary alcohols in an aqueous silica gel disperse system using C-C electrodes; “Bangladesh journal of science and technology, 30, 161, 2001.

Sigeru Torii , Hiroshi Okumoto, Mashahiro Fujikawa and Md.Abdur Rashid.; “A simple method for 0- alkylation of carboxylic acids and phenol derivatives by use of trialkyl – phosphites and benzyl azide mixtures” Kinki chemical society Japan,7, 937-940, 1992.

Sigeru Torii, Hiroshi Okumoto, Mashahiro Fujikawa and Md. Abdur Rashid; “An effective combination of triphenyl phosphine and benzyl azides tor O- and N- alkylations of carboxylic acids and imides with alcohols; “Kinki chemical society Japan,7, 933-936, 1992.

Sigeru Torii, Hiroshi Okamoto, Tadashi Tadokoro and. Md. Abdur Rashid; “ Palladium catalyzed sequential bond formation leading to conjugated ene-yne system” Tetrahedron letter, 54, 213-9, 1993.

Mesbah Uddin Ahmad, Md. Abdur Rashid and R. Mullah” Acid catalyzed condensation of chalcones with benzoyl acetones” Indian journal of chemistry, 26B, 26267, 1987.

Goutam Chandra Saha and Md. Abdur Rashid.”Synthesis of thiazolo [ 2′, 3′ ; 3, 4] [ 1, 2, 4] triazino- 5,6, indole from 4,5-disubstituted isatin” Journal of the Bangladesh chemical society, 13(1) , 47, 2000.

Goutam Chandra Saha and Md. Abdur Rashid.”Synthesis of 5-methyl- 4 – chloro isatin spiro – 4- N-acetyl-2(diacetylamino) A2-1,3,4-thiadiazoline derivatives and 5-methyl-4¬chloro indophenazine from 5-methyl-4-chloro isatin.”Bangladesh journal of science and technology; 165, 2001.

Md. Abdur Rashid and M. Fujikawa.” Steps to enantioselective synthesis of isocarbacyclin” Bangladesh Sci, Res. 18 (1) 89, 2000.

Sujit Kumar Banik, Md. Abdur Rashid and E. Huq.” Isolation and characterization of active pentacyclic compounds from the bark of Alstonia Scholaris;” Bangladesh Sci. Res. 18(1),89, 2000.

Sujit Kumar Banik, Md. Abdur Rashid and E. Huq.’ Isolation and characterization of 3- Acetoxy oxandrane from the bark of Alstonia Scholaris”Jounal of the Bangladesh chemical society, 13(i) 200, 171.
Md. Abdur Rashid and E. Huq.”The non polar constituents of Sida Cordifolia Linn”Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 13 (1), 55, 1989.

Md. Sofiur Ralunan, Md. Ahsan Habib and Md. Abdur Rashid. “Synthesis of some 5-methyl -5- (substituted benzimino) phenyl -2- amino- Δ2-1,3,4-thiadiazoline derivatives as antibacterial agents”. Journal of Bangladesh science and Technology, 13(3) 2001.


Field of interest:

Design and study of chiral ligands, chiral organometallic catalysts and enantioselective catalytic transformations; mechanisms, origins of catalytic enantioselection; applied electrochemistry, synthesis of supported electrocatalysts as compounds of fuel cells