Dr. Sonika Sethi


Assistant Professor: Chemistry

Professional Biography

Sonika Sethi is a chemist with a background in organic chemistry. She is an expert with comprehensive knowledge of both organic and inorganic synthetic techniques, characterization of compounds by elemental analysis, TLC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, UV-Vis and IR Spectroscopy etc.

Sonika has teaching experience of 6 years and prior to joining this organization, she joined as an Assistant professor at DIT University, Dehradun.

Sonika Sethi holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand amd M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) from Delhi University. She ranked first across Delhi University, though out her undergraduate studies, and was awarded the prestigious Science Meritorious Award, for five straight years at Delhi University. She is also JRF/NET and GATE qualified.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals
‘Liquid chromatographic methods for separation, determination and bioassay of enantiomers of etodolac: a review’, Journal of Separation Science, 43(1), pp 18-30. (Singh, M., Sethi, S., and Bhushan, R., 2020).

‘Methods and approaches for determination and enantioseparation of (RS)‐propranolol’, Biomedical Chromatography, 33(1), pp. e4370. (Batra, S., and Bhushan R., 2019).

‘Enantiomeric resolution of (RS)-Naproxen and application of (S)-Naproxen in the direct and indirect enantioseparation of racemic compounds by liquid chromatography: A review’, Current Medicinal Chemistry, 24(8), pp 754-780. (Batra, S., and Bhushan, R., 2017).

‘Enantioresolution of (RS)-Baclofen by liquid chromatography: A review’, Biomedical Chromatography, 31(1), pp. e3833. (Batra, S., and Bhushan, R., 2017).

‘Bioassay, determination and separation of enantiomers of atenolol by direct and indirect approaches using liquid chromatography: A review’, Biomedical Chromatography, 31(2), pp. e4090. (Batra, S., and Bhushan, R., 2017).

‘Liquid Chromatographic Enantioseparation of (RS) - Baclofen by Indirect Methods - A Review’, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 10(30), pp. 1-9. (Batra, S., and Aggarwal, S., 2017).

‘Resolution of enantiomers of bupropion and its metabolites by liquid chromatography’, Biomedical Chromatography, 30(5), pp. 670–682. (Batra, S., and Bhushan, R., 2016).

‘Synthesis of three strong UV absorbing naproxen based chiral derivatizing agents and their application for enantioseparation of Baclofen by RP-HPLC’, Acta Chromatographica, 27(2), pp. 267-280. (Batra, S., and Bhushan, R., 2015).

Scholarly Conference Proceedings
‘Liquid chromatographic enantioseparation of (RS)-mexiletene and (RS)-fluoxetine using chiral derivatizing reagents’, 4th World Congress on Chromatography’ (Chromatography 2017), Rome, Italy. (Batra, S. and Bhushan, R., 7-9 August 2017).

‘Indirect enantioresolution of (RS)-buropion by high performance liquid chromatography’, National Conference on ‘New Horizons in Technology for Sustainable Energy & Environment’, YMCA university of Science & Technology, Faridabad (Haryana). (Batra, S., 9-10 March 2017).

‘Liquid chromotagraphic enantioseparation of (rs)-baclofen by indirect methods – a review’. 3rd International Conference on Recent Developments in Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET 2016), G D Goenka University Gurgaon, India. (Batra, S., 21-22 October 2016).

‘Assessment of water quality index (WQI) of tap water of six different localities of Roorkee District, Uttarakhand, India’, 4th International Conference on Recent Developments in Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET 2017), GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, India. (Raghav, A., Arora, H., and Batra, S., 13-14 October 2017).

‘Indirect enantioseparation of Fluoxetine enantiomers – an overview.’ International Conference on Recent Developments in Science, Engineering and Technology (REDSET 2015), GD Goenka University Gurgaon, India. (Batra, S., 16-17 October 2015).

Research Monographs, Books and Book Chapters
‘Chromatography | Separation of amino acid enantiomers’, In: Worsfold, P., Poole, C., Townshend, A., Miró, M., (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, (3rd ed.), (pp. 113–121), Elsevier, Netherlands (Batra, S., and Bhushan, R., 2019).

Current Research

Sonika’s current research interest are focused on development of several new CDRs based on Cyanuric chloride and (S)-Nap, which can further be synthesized by introducing different enantiomerically pure substances as chiral auxiliaries. The CDRs synthesised will further be used for enantioseparation and for the synthesis of Chiral columns.

Contribution to Profession and Awards (from 2015)

Organized INSPIRE Science Camp sponsored by DST, Govt of India at GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, 6-10 Jan 2020, 9-13 Jan 2017.

Coordinator, Quality Assurance Cell at School of Basic and Applied Sciences

Course Co-coordinator, B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes.

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