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Pulin Bihari Sarkar

Pulin Bihari Sarkar, Indian chemical technologist (Nowla, Dhaka District, Bangladesh 01 March 1906 – 23 March 1983)

Gained international reputation for his work on jute and its by products


Formic acid as a solvent for lignin. Sci. Cult. 2:411, 1937

With H. Chatterjee. Sodium chlorite as a reagent for the estimation of cellulose. Sci. Cult. 10:340, 1945

With H. Chatterjee. A new method for the estimation of cellulose. Proc. Natl. Inst. Sci. India 12:23, 1946

With H. Chatterjee. The improvement of jute bags for the storage of sugar. I.C.J.C. Tech. Res. Mem. Nº 11 (1946)

With S.S. Paul. Linseed fibre as a substitute for jute. Jute Bull. 13:111, 1950

The chemistry of jute fibre (1955)

With P.K. Saha & K.K. Chatterjee. Woollenised jute as a wool substitute. I.C.J.C. Monograph (1961)


The cellulosan of jute fibre. Nature 167:357, 1951

Decomposition of formic acid by periodate. Nature 168:122, 1951

With K.B. Paul & H. Chatterjee. Molecular weight of jute-cellulose. Nature 169:845, 1952

With A.K. Mazumdar. Association of xylan with α cellulose in jute. Nature 172:1047, 1953