Projects

DETAILS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS (Completed/ On-Going)

1. IIT Madras funded new faculty scheme (Completed)
Title: Oxidative Kinetic Resolution
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years (09-03-2005 to 08-03-2007)
Total fund Allotted: Rs. 5, 00 ,000

2. DST SERC FAST TRACK Research Project (Completed)
This project was rated as “Excellent” by DST expert committee.
Title: Enantioselective Oxidative Kinetic Resolution: Asymmetric Version of Corey-Kim Oxidation and Swern Oxidation
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years (22-3-2005 to 212-3-2008)
Total fund Allotted: Rs. 11, 34, 000 (including institute overhead)

3. CSIR Sponsored Project (Completed)
Title: Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor FR225659
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years (29.3. 2006 to 28.3. 2009)
Total fund Allotted: Rs. 10,46,000

4. DST Sponsored Research Project (Completed)
Title: Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Anti-HIV Michellamines A, B & C and their Unnatural Isomers by Asymmetric Ullmann Coupling
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years (04.09.2008 – 03.09.2011)
Total fund Allotted: Rs. 39, 90,000 (including institute overhead)

5. AvH Foundation, Germany: Under Equipment Grant (completed)
Title: Asymmetric Oxidatation and Reduction Reactions:
Enantioselective Oppenauer Oxidation and MPV Reduction
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar
Duration: 1 year (19.11.2009 – 18.11.2010)
Total fund Allotted: Euro 19,778

6. CSIR Sponsored Project (completed)
Title: Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Isokotanin-A, Kotanin and Desertorin-C Natural Products through Catalytic, Enantioselective Oxidative Coupling
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years
Total fund Allotted: Rs. 23,50,000

7. DST Nano Mission Sponsored Research Project (On-Going)
Title: Design, Synthesis and Application of New Classes of Easily Recoverable and Reusable Transition Metal Nanocatalysts: An Extension to Asymmetric Synthesis
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years (30.10.2013-20.10.2016)
Total fund Allotted: ~ Rs. 49,40,000

8. DST Sponsored Research Project (Approved)
Title: Iron-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization and C-N Bond Formation through Controlled Carbon and Nitrogen Radicals: Application in Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 3 years
Total fund Allotted: Rs. 53,00,000

9. DST Sponsored Research Project (Approved; Project No.: TET_09_IN_DST_KFI) under Indo-Hungarian Programme of Cooperation in Science & Technology
Title: Development and application of high-performance palladium and copper catalysators in the domino synthesis of condensed polyheterocycles
Investigator: Dr. G. Sekar, IIT Madras
Duration: 2 years
Total fund Allotted: Yet to be known

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Our recent paper (J. Org. Chem, 2009, 74, 3675) is one of the most accessed top 10 articles in J. Org. Chem. for the Months of April-June 2009.
  2. Our recent paper (Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 1923) is one of the most accessed 20 articles in Org Lett. for Month of April 2009
  3. The same research article has been featured in Synfacts, 2009, 8, 841 (Synthesis of 1,4-Benzoxazines by Domino SN2 and Goldberg Coupling)
  4. Our recent paper (Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 5424) has been featured in Synfacts, 2009, 8, 870 (Oxidative Kinetic Resolution of Racemic Benzoins)
  5. The following of our research articles have been featured in ChemInform
  • An Efficient Intermolecular C(Aryl)-S Bond-Forming Reaction Catalyzed by BINAM – Copper(II) Complex.
  • ChemInform Volume 40, Issue 29, Date: July 21, 2009 (D. J. C. Prasad, Ajay B. Naidu, G. Sekar)
  • An Efficient Intermolecular BINAM – Copper(I) Catalyzed Ullmann-Type Coupling of Aryl Iodides/Bromides with Aliphatic Alcohols.
    ChemInform, Volume 39, Issue 34, Date: August 19, 2008,
    (Ajay B. Naidu, G. Sekar)
  • CuCl Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Carboxylic Acids with tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide at Room Temperature.
    ChemInform, Volume 39, Issue 30, Date: July 22, 2008
    (Sreedevi Mannam, G. Sekar)
  • An Efficient BINAM – Copper(II) Catalyzed Ullman-Type Synthesis of Diaryl Ethers
    ChemInform, Volume 39, Issue 23, Date: June 3, 2008,
    (Ajay B. Naidu, O. R. Raghunath, D. J. C. Prasad, G. Sekar)
  • CuCl-Catalyzed Oxidation of Aldehydes to Carboxylic Acids with Aqueous tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide under Mild Conditions.
    ChemInform, Volume 39, Issue 23, Date: June 3, 2008
    (Sreedevi Mannam, G. Sekar)
  • Aerobic, Chemoselective Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds Catalyzed by a DABCO-Copper Complex under Mild Conditions.
    ChemInform, Volume 39, Issue 8, Date: February 19, 2008. (Sreedevi Mannam, S. Kumar Alamsetti, G. Sekar).
  • Highly Stereoselective Chlorination of ?-Substituted Cyclic Alcohols Using PPh3 – NCS: Factors that Control the Stereoselectivity.
    ChemInform, Volume 38, Issue 28, Date: July 10, 2007
    (E. A. Jaseer, Ajay B. Naidu, Sreehari S. Kumar, R. Koteshwar Rao, Krishna G. Thakur, G. Sekar).

6.    DABCO-CuCl complex used by us for the oxidation of alcohols (S. Mannam, S. K. Alamsetti and        G. Sekar, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2007, 349, 2253) is added in ALDRICH catalogue with product            no: 703141.

 

CITATION REPORT (FROM ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE – AS ON AUG. 2012)

Research Articles Published: 49
Sum of the Times Cited: 1036
Average Citations per Item: 22.52
h-index: 19