Prof. Sekar obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur in 1999 under the guidance of Padma Shri, Prof. Vinod K. Singh. He was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, and an Humboldt (AvH) postdoctoral fellow at Goettingen University, Germany. He also carried out postdoctoral research at Caltech, USA. Prof. Sekar’s research activity on organic synthesis focuses on developing new synthetic methodologies employing environmentally benign homogeneous catalysts, metal nanocatalysts, and halogen bonding catalysis. Prof. Sekar is the author of more than 110 publications and graduated 20 Ph.D. students. He was the recipient of CRSI bronze medal, and IRDA-2017 (mid-career award). He is the present council member of CRSI and NOST, India.
Selective oxidation of alkylarenes to aromatic acids/ketone in water by using reusable binaphthyl stabilized Pt nanoparticles (Pt-BNP) as catalyst, Saha, R.; Sekar, G., Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 250, 325.
Stable Pd-nanoparticles catalyzed domino C-H activation/C-N bond formation strategy: An access to phenanthridinones, Saha, R.; Sekar, G., J. Catalysis, 2018, 366, 176.
Metal-free halogen(I) catalysts for the oxidation of aryl(heteroaryl)methanes to ketones or esters: Selectivity control by halogen bonding, Somraj Guha, Sekar, G., Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 14171.
An efficient synthesis of polysubstituted olefins using stable palladium nanocatalyst: Applications in synthesis of tamoxifen and iso-combretastatin A4, Ganapathy, D., Sekar, G., Org. Lett. 2014, 16, 3856.
Galactose oxidase model: biomimetic, enantiomer-differentiating oxidation of alcohols by chiral copper complex, Alamsetti, S. K., Mannam, S., Muthupandi, P., Sekar, G., Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 1086.