Group News



2014

  • Kota's paper on "Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Sch-725674" got accepted in Org. Biomol. Chem.
  • Vipul and Ashik's paper on "A Domino Enyne/IMDA Approach to the Core Structure of (-) Vinigrol" got accepted in Org. Lett.
  • Satrajit and Parthasarathi's paper on "Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Selective Cycli¬zation Strategy to 2-Substituted Benzofurans and Indoles En Route to the Oxa Analogues of Isocryptolepine" got accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem.
  • KPK was awarded the C. N. R. Rao National Prize in 2014.
  • KPK was elected as an Institute Chair Professor from June, 2014.
  • Parthasarathi's paper on "A Unified Strategy Towards N-Aryl Heterocycles by a One-Pot Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative C-H Amination of Azoles" got accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem.


2013

  • Devendar's paper on "Total syntheses of rubiginone A2, C2, and fujianmycin A" was accepted in RSC Advances.
  • KPK was invited to join the Advisory Board of "Chemistry-An Asian Journal"
  • KPK was invited to join the International Advisory Board of "Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry"
  • Sudipta got Ph.D. admission in Purdue University
  • Krish won the Institute Silver Medal for topping the Department
  • Kartik was awarded the "Best M.Sc. Project Thesis" award and also won the Institute Silver Medal for topping the Department
  • Rama's paper on "A Stereoselective Synthesis of Trifluoromethyl-Analogues of Polyhydroxy Pyrrolidines" got accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem.
  • Rama's microreview on " Kinugasa Reaction: A Direct One Pot Route to Highly Functionalized ßLactams" got accepted in Eur. J.Org. Chem.
  • Kalanidhi's review on "A hybrid approach to new molecular scaffolds" got accepted in Pure. Appl. Chem.
  • Devender received his Ph.D. and moved to National University of Singapore to work with Prof. Valiyaveettil Suresh.
  • Rama received her Ph.D.
  • Debjani received her Ph.D.
  • Parthasarathi's paper on "A One-Pot synthesis to 2-Indolyl-C-glycosides" got accepted in Eur. J.Org. Chem.


2012

  • Kalanidhi received his Ph.D. and moved to Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles(ICSN) in France to work with Prof. Robert Dodd
  • Sankar got Ph.D. admission in University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Nidhi Kakkar got Ph.D. admission in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
  • Subir Goswami got Ph.D. admission in Oregon State University
  • Rahul's review on "Recent Developments on Domino Metathesis Reactions in India" got accepted in Chimia.
  • Devendar's paper on" Total Synthesis and Stereochemical Assignment of (-)-Zenkequinone B " got accepted in Synlett.
  • Debjani's paper on "Total Synthesis of (+)-Cladospolide D" got accepted in Synlett.
  • Rama's paper on "Aza-C-aryl Glycosides from Chiral Nitrones" got accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem.
  • Anand's paper on "Synthetic Utility of Sugar Derived Cyclic Nitrones to Linear 4-Azatriquinanes" got accepted in Synlett.
  • Kalanidhi and Sankar's paper on "Copper Catalyzed 3-Component Synthesis of 3-C-Linked Glycosyl Iminocoumarins" got accepted in Synthesis.
  • Sandip moved to University of Geneva to work with Prof. Jerome Lacour for post doctoral studies.
  • Samaresh Panda's paper on "Otteliones" got accepted in Organic Letters.
  • Sandip's paper on "Callystatin A" got accepted in Org. Biomol. Chem.
  • Devendar's paper on"Angucyclinone Antibiotics" got accepted in Eur. J.Org. Chem.


2011

  • Chintan got Ph.D admission in University of Chicago.
  • Shyamal got Ph.D admission in University of Munster.
  • Sandip and Gowrisankar’s full paper on palmerolide A got accepted in Chem. Asian Journal.
  • Subrahmanyam and Kalanidhi’s full paper on platencin got accepted in Org. Biomol. Chem.
  • Debjani and Murthy’s full paper on cladospolides got accepted in Org. Biomol. Chem.
  • Kota’s paper on oxa-Michael addition to trioxatriquinanes got accepted in Synlett.
  • Rama’s paper on Kinugasa reaction to sugar derived bicyclic lactams got accepted in Eur. J. Org. Chem.
  • KPK received a grant from Astrazenecca Research Foundation.


2010

  • Deepti got Ph.D. admission in Cornell University.
  • Souvagya got Ph.D admission in Ohio State University.
  • Ravikumar’s paper on platensimycin has been selected for IRCC best research paper award (2009) from IIT Bombay.
  • Gowrisankar and Sandip’s paper on formal total synthesis of palmerolide A has been accepted in Chem. Eur. J.
  • Subrahmanyam’s paper on "C-Aryl Glycosides" has been accepted in Chem. Eur. J.
  • Kalanidhi completed the formal total synthesis of "platencin".
  • KPK received a research grant from DST.


2009

  • Amit Kumar Dutta got Ph.D. admission in University of Zurich.
  • Animesh Verma joined Lovely University as a lecturer.
  • Prasanta received his Ph.D and moved to University of Texas South Western Medical Center, Dallas.
  • Gowrisankar and Sandip completed the total synthesis of "palmerolide A".
  • Kalanidhi’s invited focus review on "Platensimycin and Platencin" got accepted in Chem. Asian. Journal.


2008

  • Aniruddha Sasmal got Ph.D. admission in University of Pittsburgh.
  • Subrahmanyam received his Ph.D and moved to University of Massachusetts, Amherst for a post-doc.
  • Gowrisankar received his Ph.D and moved to Purdue University for a post-doc.
  • Narayanamurthy received his Ph.D and moved to University of Massachusetts, Amherst for a post-doc.
  • Debjani completed the total synthesis of cladospolide A.
  • KPK has been awarded the "Swarnajayanti Fellowship (2006-07)" from DST.
  • KPK delivered "Prof. S. Sivasubramanian Endowment Lecture" at Madurai Kamaraj University.


2007

  • Subham Mahapatra got Ph.D. admission in Oregon State University.
  • Ankit Sharma got Ph.D. admission from University of Geneva.
  • Ravikumar received his Ph.D and moved to University of Geneva for a post-doc with Prof. Matile.
  • Samaresh received his Ph.D and moved to Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore.
  • Subrahmanyam’s paper on C-arylgrlycosides got accepted in Organic Letters.
  • Ravikumar’s paper on platensimycin (first enantioselctive strategy for the molecule)got accepted in Organic Letters.
  • Gowrisankar’s paper on palmerolide A got accepted in Synlett.
  • Sandip spent four months in Prof. Rene Gree’s group at University of Rennes (France).
  • KPK received "B. M. Birla prize in Chemistry for the year 2006".


2006

  • Shiven Kapur got Ph.D. admission in Stanford University.
  • Venuka Durani got Ph.D. admission in Ohio State University.
  • Dipankar Basak got Ph.D. admission in University of Massachussets, Amherst.
  • Rahul received his Ph.D and joined ETH, Switzerland as a post-doc with Prof. Vasella.
  • KPK received "Third IFS Research Grant".
  • KPK received a research grant from DST.
  • KPK received a research grant from CSIR.


2005

  • Vikram Bhat got Ph.D. admission in University of Chicago.
  • Somnath Jana got Ph.D. admission in Oregon State University.
  • KPK delivered "Prof. S. Swaminathan Endowment Lecture" at Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras.


2004

  • Rahul’s paper on oxatriquinanes got accepted in Chem. Comm.
  • KPK received "Second IFS Research Grant".


2003

  • Raghunath Roy got Ph.D. admission in University of Massachussets, Amherst.
  • Nirmal’s (group’s first) paper got accepted in Tetrahedron Letters.


2002

  • KPK received "DAE Young Scientist Grant Award".
  • KPK received "IFS Research Grant".
  • KPK received Young Scientist Research Grant (Fast Track Proposal) from DST.
  • KPK received a grant from CSIR.
  • KPK received a grant from DST under the invited proposal scheme.