Dr. Arpita Saha


Assistant Professor
Inorganic Chemistry

Office: Chemistry & Nursing Bldg. Rm. 3216A
Phone: (912) 478-4051

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  • B.S. Presidency University (2002)
  • M.S. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2004)
  • Ph.D. University of Florida (2011)

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 3140) (Lecture & Lab)
  • Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 5233/5233G) (Lecture only)
  • Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 1145) (Lecture & Lab)
  • Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 1146) (Lecture & Lab)
  • Survey of Chemistry I (CHEM 1151A) (Lecture & Lab)
  • Survey of Chemistry I W/Lab (CHEM 1151-01F) (Online Lecture & Lab)
  • Chemistry Research (CHEM 4890)
  • Thesis (CHEM 7999)

Research Interests

  • Investigating synthesis, characterization, and several applications of novel metal coordination complexes using 3d and lanthanide metals. Application includes developing therapeutic & MRI contrast agents, Nano composites, magnetic materials, and mimicking biologically active sites.

  • Exploring adsorption & desorption study of carbonaceous materials and its use to reduce environmental contaminants from soil and water.

  • Assessing water quality of local water bodies to ensure environmental health.



  1. Synthesis and characterization of two new mixed-valent Mn6 complexes derived from a well-explored 2- hydroxymethyl pyridine along with the use of newly employed carboxylate ions. Michael Reagan, Eric T. Drew, Z. John. Zhang,  Clifford W. Padgett, Jeffery Orvis, Arpita Saha Inorganic Chemistry Communication, 2018, 97, 139

  1. Removal of a Potentially Hazardous Chemical, Tetrakis (Hydroxymethyl) Phosphonium Chloride from Water Using Biochar as a Medium of Adsorption. Simpo Rose Ogwang Akech, Olajumoke Harrison, Arpita Saha Environmental Technology & Innovation, 2018, 12, 196

  2. Synthesis, characterization, computational study, and biological relevance of a family of isostructural, mononuclear Ln (Ln = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er) complexes containing pyridoxine, an essential ingredient of vitamin B6 enzyme. Caitlyn E. Stouder, Khairi J. Warren, Olivia F. Perdue, Amanda L. Stewart, Clifford W. Padgett, Allison J. Amonette , Arpita Saha Inorg. Chim. Acta 2017, 464, 172

  1. Hexacoordinate Ru-based olefin metathesis catalysts with pH-responsive N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and N-donor ligands for ROMP reactions in non-aqueous, aqueous and emulsion conditions. Shawna L. Balof, K. Owen Nix, Matthew S. Olliff, Sarah E. Roessler, Arpita Saha , Kevin B. Müller , Ulrich Behrens , Edward J. Valente and Hans-Jörg Schanz Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2015, 11, 1960

  1. Family of Double-Cubane Mn4Ln2 (Ln = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho) and Mn4Y2 Complexes: A New Mn4Tb2 Single-Molecule Magnet. Arpita Saha, Mike Thompson, Khalil A. Abboud, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, George Christou* Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 10476

  1. New Mixed-Valent Mn Clusters from the Use of N, N, N’, N’ –Tetrakis(2-hydroxyethyl) ethylenediamine (edteH4): Mn3, Mn4, Mn6, and Mn10 Arpita Saha, Khalil A. Abboud, George Christou* Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 12774

Last updated: 10/15/2018

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