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Bashir Ahmad Dar, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
University of Kashmir, India
Title : Montmorillonite Supported Catalysts for Organic Chemical Reactions


Organic chemical reactions via green chemical routes are of prime importance for safer environment. Heterogeneous catalysts are the major tools for achieving the goals of sustainable development. In accomplishing many of these goals, an important family of catalysts that has received considerable attention of the synthetic chemists in recent times is derived from the soil, the most noteworthy ones being clays and zeolites. Montmorillonite clays are solid acidic catalysts which can function as both Bronsted and Lewis acids in their natural and ion-exchanged form. Using clay catalysts, environmentally benign green chemistry can be done both at industrial level and laboratory scale. Cu-Clay has developed into trendy heterogeneous catalyst in our group owing to its characteristic properties such as enhanced reactivity, selectivity and a straight forward work-up procedure.

Audience take-away:

  • Audience will learn importance, preparation and applications of heterogeneous clay catalysts.
  • Catalysts are the key components in organic chemical transformation and most of the chemical industries depend on catalysts in one or other way. Learning the preparation and applications of catalysts makes a person eligible for different roles industry as well as academia. Lot of research in this field has been done and practically applied to industries and incorporated in academia but a lot more is still to be done.


Dr Bashir is presently working as Assistant Professor at Govt. Degree College boys Sopore Kashmir (Department of Higher Education Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir). Prior to this he had been working as lecturer at University of Kashmir, North campus Baramulla Kashmir. Furthermore Dr. Bashir also served as Assistant Professor at Maulana Azad College Aurangabad Maharastra India, Senior Project Fellow IIIM Jammu, Senior Research Fellow IIIM Jammu, Junior Research Fellow IIIM Jammu, Junior Research Fellow (IICT Hyderabad), Lecturer (Maulana Azad College, Aurangabad Maharastra India) and Visiting Lecturer (Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, Vasantroa Nayak College, of Science Aurangabad Maharastra India. Having 13 years of experience in teaching and research, Dr Bashir has published more than 80 research papers in journals of international repute. He has also published various books on heterogeneous catalysis and is acting as editor and peer reviewer of many chemistry journals. He has delivered many talks as an invited speaker in national as well as international conferences and has participated in the scientific committee of several conferences and associations