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About G. Sekar

Prof. G. Sekar obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur in 1999 under the guidance of Padma Shri, Prof. Vinod K. Singh. Dr. Sekar was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at TUT, Japan, and an 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. His group has synthesized the first enantiopure model of Galactose Oxidase enzyme and mimicked its activity for the synthesis of important enantiopure alcohols through oxidative kinetic resolution. His group has synthesized a new class of highly stable palladium and platinum semi-heterogeneous nanocatalysts stabilized by M - C (sp2) covalent bonds and utilized them as easily recoverable/reusable green catalysts. Recently, his group has developed new catalysts using principles of halogen bonding interaction, an emerging field in catalysis.

Prof. Sekar is the author of more than 100 publications and graduated 17 Ph.D. students. He was the recipient of JSPS, AvH postdoctoral fellowships, AvH equipment award and CRSI bronze medal for the year-2015. He is also a present council member of CRSI, India.

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Dictating the Reactivity of η3-Oxoallyl Pd-Intermediate Towards 5-exo-trig Cyclization: Concise Access to Indano-spirooxindoles

D. Arunprasath, B. Devi Bala and G. Sekar, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 11298−11308 (One of the most read articles in Aug-Sep’18)
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Stable Pd-Nanoparticles Catalyzed Domino C-H Activation/C-N Bond Formation Strategy: An Access to Phenanthridinones

Rajib Saha and G. Sekar, J. Catalysis, 2018, 366, 176-188
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Metal-Free Halogen(I) Catalysts for the Oxidation of Aryl(heteroaryl)methanes to Ketones or Esters: Selectivity Control by Halogen Bonding

Somraj Guha and G. Sekar, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 000 (In Press; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201801717
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