Natural Product Chemistry and Process Development
Senior Scientist
Catalysis; C-H Activation; Natural Product Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry
01894 230426


Organic Synthesis & Catalysis

   C-H Activation/functionalization

    Heterocyles Synthesis 

Phytochemistry (Himalayan Medicinal Plants)

    Isolation and structure elucidation of  plants secondry metaboloites

    Standardization of plant extracts 

    Development of analytical methods (UPLC, GC and NMR) 

    Chemical profiling using NMR (1D & 2D), UPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS


Medicinal Chemistry

    Discovery of new heterocycles as potential theraputic agents


Selected Publications in last five years

Organic Synthesis and Catalysis 

103. Chemistry-A European Journal2020, 26, 4396 [Hot Paper]. [Link]

102Organic  Letters,  2020, 22, 305. [Link]

101. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020, 85, 1181. [Link]

100.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 12871 [Part of Special Issue]. [Link]

  99.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2019, 84, 6962. [Link]

  98.  European Journal of Organic Chemistry2019, 2019, 2753. [Link] 

  97.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201984, 2786. [Link]

  96. Medicinal Chemistry2019, 15, 1. [Link]

  95.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201984, 1542. [Link]

  94.  Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2018360, 2013. [Link]

  93.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201883, 12702. [Link]

  92.  Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering, 2018, 60, 497. [Link] 

  91.  The Journal of Organic Chemistry201883, 11552. [Link]

  90. Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 2017,359, 3022. [Link]

  89. Catalysis Science & Technology, 2017, 7, 2857. [Link]

  88. Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 9648. [Link]

  87. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015, 20157519. [Link]

  86. Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering, 201557, 345. [Link



  85. Natural Product Research, 2020, 34, 233. [Link]

  84. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 2019, 175112750. [Link]

  83. Natural Product Research, 2019, [Link]

  82. Separation Science Plus, 2018, 1, 311. [Link]

  81. Journal of Food Science and Technology2018, 55, 1806. [Link]

  80. Analytical Chemistry Letters2018, 8, 177. [Link]

  79. Natural Product Communication2018, 13, 189. 

  78. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 2017,132, 46. [Link]

  77. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 201714, e1600376. [Link]

  76. Natural Product Research, 201731, 773. [Link]



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Member of Early Career Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Orgaic Chemistry [Link]

Manjushree Pal Memorial Award for Best Oral Presentation from Ethanopharmacology Society of India, Kolkata (2017)

Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2016)

Postdoc Fellowship KAIST, South Korea (2014)

D S Kothari Postdoc Fellowship (2012)

Fast Track Young Scientist project for three years (2012)

CSIR Senior Research Fellowship (2009)

CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (2007)

GATE (2007)

CSIR-NET (2006) 

Book Chapters

2. Direct Arylation via C-H activation.

U. Sharma, A. Modak, S. Maity, A. Maji and D. Maiti

Thomas CoIacot eds., Introduction to New Trends in Cross-Coupling: Theory and   

Applications. 2014. [Link]

1. In Vitro Studies on the Antioxidant/Antigenotoxic Potential of Aqueous Fraction from Anthocephalus cadamba Bark.

M. Chandel, U. Sharma, N. Kumar, B. Singh and S. Kaur

P. R. Sudhakaran et. al. (eds.), Perspectives in Cancer Prevention-Translational Cancer Reserch, 2013, pp 61-72. [Link]



3. The Process for Isolation of Active Constituents from Cissampelos pareira extract and fraction for Antimalarial Activity. 

V. Bhatt, S. Kumari, A. Kumar, P. Upadhyay, P. Agarwal, D. Sahal, D. Singh and U. Sharma.  Ref. No. 0219NF2019, Dec. 11th, 2019. 


2. Benzothiazole Substituted Phthalimide Analogues as Potential Angiogenesis Inhibitors.

B. Singh, S. Chattergi, N. Kumar and U. Sharma.  

Ref. No. 0918 DEL 2011.


1. Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Benzofurans and Coumarins from Phenols and Olefins.

D. Maiti, U. Sharma and N. Tagoti.  

Status: Provisional. IPA No: 2012/Mum/2013.




Ph.D Fellow

Mr. Inder Kumar

Mr. Ankit K Dhiman

Mr. Patil Shivprasad Suresh

Mr. Devesh Chandra

Ms. Diksha Parmar

Ms. Surekha Kumari


Project Fellow

Mr. Prateek Singh Bora

Mr. Rohit Kumar

Mr. Prithvi Pal Singh

Ms. Shivani Puri

Mr. Shiv Sankar Gupta


Group Alumani  


Ph.D Thesis Awarded

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Feb. 2020

Dr. Ritika Sharma, July 2019

Dr. Deepali Katoch, July 2019 

Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Feb. 2018


Project Fellow

Ms. Divya Rana, PA-II, 2018-2019



Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Postdoc, 2018-2019

Dr. Ashun Chaudhary, Postdoc, 2016-2018

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Postdoc, 2016-2017



Prospective Team Members 

Ph.D and Postdoc positions available for self-motivated persons.





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