Chemical Technology
Senior Scientist
Catalysis; C-H Activation; Natural Product Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry
01894 230426


Group Website: C-H Activation & Phytochemistry 


Organic Synthesis & Catalysis

   C-H Activation/functionalization

    Heterocycles Synthesis 

Phytochemistry (Himalayan Medicinal Plants)

    Isolation and structure elucidation of  plant secondary metabolites

    Standardization of plant extracts (targetted activity & four marker compounds) 

    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 therapeutic agents 

     Scientific validation of plant traditional knowledge (Ayush or Phytopharma route)


Selected Publications in the last three years


Organic Synthesis and Catalysis 

124. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2021, accepted.

123. Europen Journal of Organic Chemistry2021accepted.

122. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2021, [Link]

121. The Journal of Organic Chemistry  2021,   86, 6612   [Link]

120. The Journal of Organic Chemistry2021, 86, 6449. [Link]

119. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry2021, 19, 4014. [Link]

118. Catalysis Reviews2020, [Link]

117. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering2020, 8, 12902. [Link]  

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

115Organic  Letters,  2020, 22, 305. [Link]

114. The Journal of Organic Chemistry202085, 11844 [Most Read Article]. [Link]

113. The Journal of Organic Chemistry202085, 9244. [Link]

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

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

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

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

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

107.  Medicinal Chemistry2019, 15, 790. [Link]

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



 105. Scientific Reports, 2021accepted.

 104Journal of Ethnopharmacology,  2021, 274, 113850. [Link]

 103. Analytical Science Advance, 2021, accepted.

 102Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2021, 73, 487. [Link]

 101. Pest Management Science, 2021, 77, 956. [Link]

 100Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 2021, 106, 107916.

  99. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2020, 262, 113185. [Link]

  98. Natural Product Research, 2020, doi: 10.1080/14786419.2020.1761360. [Link

  97. Phytochemical Analysis, 2020, 31, 861. [Link]

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

  95. Natural Product Research, 202034, 2051. [Link]

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


 Complete List of  Publications



One Year Advance Promotion i.e. Merit Promotion from Scientist to Senior Scientist.

Member of Early Career Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Organic 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

5. Integrated Approach for the Quality Assurance of Commercially Important Himalayan Medcinal Plants.

 P. S. Bora, P. S. Suresh, S. Kumari, Anmol, S. Puri, and U. Sharma.* 

Ekiert H. M., Ramawat K. G., Arora J. (eds)

Medcinal Plants. Sustainable Development and Biodiversity (Springer), 28, 721-768. [Link]


4. Steroidal Sapogenins from Genus Trillium: Chemistry, Synthesis, and Opportunities in Neuro-active Steroids Designing. 

P. S. Suresh, V. Bhatt, P. P. Singh, and U. Sharma.*

Studies in Natural Product Chemistry (Elsevier),  2021, 68, 67-95. [Link]


3. 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 (RSC2014. [Link]


Complete List of Book Chapters


3. An Eco-friendly Process for Isolation of Fiber from Plant Species and Product thereof. 

M. Sharma, S. Thakur, U. Sharma, and S. Kumar. 

Ref. No. 202011034404. Date of Filing: 11-08-2020.  


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

D. Maiti, U. Sharma, and N. Tagoti.  

Indian Patent No. 299110; Date of Grant: 24-07-2018.


1. Benzothiazole Substituted Phthalimide Analogues as Potential Angiogenesis Inhibitors.

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

Indian Patent No. 318680; Date of Grant: 22-08-2019.



Ph.D. Fellows

Mr. Devesh Chandra

Ms. Diksha Parmar

Ms. Surekha Kumari

Mr. Sumit

Ms. Manisha

Mr. Anmol

Mr. Rohit Kumar

Mr. Shiv Shankar Gupta

Mr. Prithvi Pal Singh


Group Alumni  

Mr. Patil Shivprasad Suresh (Thesis Submitted, September 2021)

Mr. Ankit K Dhiman (Thesis Submitted, August 2021)


Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

Dr. Inder Kumar, July 2021, Current Position: Asst. Prof. at Govt. Degree College (HPU) 

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Feb. 2020; Current Position: Postdoc Fellow [Stepien's Group]

Dr. Ritika Sharma, July 2019

Dr. Deepali Katoch, July 2019 

Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Feb. 2018


Project Fellows

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

Ms. Shivani PuriPA-II, Sept. 2018-March 2020. 

Ms. Kavita Devi, PA-II, July 2019-March 2020.



Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Postdoc, 2018-2019.

Dr. Ashun Chaudhary, Postdoc, 2016-2018; Current Position: Asst. Prof. at CUHP.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Postdoc, 2016-2017; Current Position: Asst. Prof. at NIT Jalandhar.


Prospective Team Members 

Two Ph.D. Positions Available in the Area of C-H Activation for JRF Candidates.

Postdoc Positions are Available for Self-Motivated Persons. 





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