Prem Basa

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Prem Basa

Bachelor's Institution: Osmania University
Bachelor's Year: 2005
Master's Institution: EIU
Master's Year: 2007
Ph.D. Institution: University of South Dakota
Ph.D. Year: 2012
Postdoc Institution: WPI
Postdoc Years: 2012–2017
Postdoc Institution: Syracuse

Prem Basa is a postdoctoral researcher from the Burdette group. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2012 from University of South Dakota where he worked on fluorescent chemosensors under the guidance of Professor Andrew Sykes. In 2012, he moved to WPI to join the Burdette group and work on photocaged complexes.



13. Cheryle N. Beuning, Noah E. Barkley, Prem N. Basa, Shawn C. Burdette, Nancy E. Levinger and Debbie C. Crans. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 184–188. Coordination Chemistry of a Controlled Burst of Zn2+ in Bulk Aqueous and Nanosized Water Droplets with a Zincon Chelator.

12. Prem N. Basa, Chelsea A. Barr, Kady M. Oakley, Xiaomeng Liang and Shawn Burdette. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 12100–12108. Zinc Photocages with Improved Photophysical Properties and Cell Permeability Imparted by Ternary Complex Formation Preprint on CHEMRXIV 2019.

11. Jingjing Yan, Liam Wilbraham, Prem N. Basa, Mischa Schüttel, John C. MacDonald, Ilaria Ciofini, François-Xavier Coudert, and Shawn C. Burdette. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 15009–15022. Emissive Azobenzenes Delivered on a Silver Coordination Polymer.

10. Prem N. Basa, Sagar Antala, Robert E. Dempski and Prof. Shawn C. Burdette. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 13027–13031. A Zinc(II) Photocage Based on a Decarboxylation Metal Ion Release Mechanism for Investigating Homeostasis and Biological Signaling

9. Celina Gwizdala, Prem N. Basa, John C. McDonald and Shawn C. Burdette. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 8483–8494. Increasing the Dynamic Range of Metal Ion Affinity Changes in Zn2+ Photocages Using Multiple Nitrobenzyl Groups.

8. H. M. Dhammika Bandara, Prem N. Basa, Jingjing Yan, Casey E. Camire, John C. MacDonald, Randy K. Jackson and Shawn C. Burdette. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 4794–4803. Systematic Modulation of Hydrogen Bond Donors in Aminoazobenzene Derivatives Provides Further Evidence for the Concerted Inversion Photoisomerization Pathway.

7. P. N. Basa, A. Bhowmick, L. M. Horn, A. G. Sykes. Org. Lett. 2012. Accepted. Zn(II) mediated Imine-Enamine Tautomerization.

6. K. Mariappan, G. Gaple, P. N. Basa, and A. G. Sykes. J. Phys. Org. Chem. Preparation of onium salts of a reduced anthracenone crown ether derivative: A reactivity series involving pyridine, phosphine, thiophene, nitrile and primary amide nucleophiles

5. G. Sereda, R. Moorthy, P. N. Basa, A. G. Sykes, K. Purohit, V. Rajpara Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 810-816. Stereoselective Acetylation of 1,8-Dimethylanthracene Adducts with Maleic Anhydride and Dimethylmaleate.

4. M. Kadarkaraisamy, S. Thammavongkeo, P. N. Basa, G. Caple, A. G. Sykes. Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 2364-2367. Substitution of Thiophene Oligomers with Macrocyclic End Caps and the Colorimetric Detection of Hg(II).

3. P. N. Basa, A. Bhowmick, M. M. Schulz and A. G. Sykes. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 7866-7871. Site selective imination of a 1,8-substituted anthraquinone: Selective fluorescence detection of barium(II)

2. K. Mariappan and P. N. Basa. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 366, 344-349. Coordination polymers of 1,8-bis(2-methylthioethoxy)anthraquinone and 1,5-bis(2-methylthioethoxy)anthraquinone with Ag(I): Synthesis and X-ray crystallography

1. M. Kadarkaraisamy, D. P. Engelhart, P. N. Basa, A. G. Sykes. J. Coord. Chem. 2010, 63, 2261 – 2267. Hexafluorophosphate salts of bis and tetrakis(2,2'-bipyridine)lead(II) complexes