Dr. Alakesh Bisai

Organic and Organometallic Chemistry

  • Designation : Associate Professor
  • Phone : +91 755 269 1327, 669 1327
  • Email : alakesh@iiserb.ac.in
  • Fax : +91 755 669 2392
Academic Details

Associate Professor: Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal (Nov. 2013 - till date)

Assistant Professor: Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal (Dec. 2009 - Nov. 2013)

Post-Doc.: Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley (Oct. 2006- Dec. 2009). Research Advisor: Prof. Richmond Sarpong

Ph.D.: Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur (Sept. 2006). Thesis Advisor: Prof. Vinod K. Singh

Profile Details

    The design, discovery and the development of efficient small molecule catalysts for enantioselective C-C and C-hetero bond-forming reactions and their application.!

    Total syntheses of architecturally interesting biologically active natural products which provide an ideal platform for the invention of highly selective organic transformations.

    Research Interests


    • Ghosh, S.; Bhunia, S.; Kakde B, N.; De, S.; Bisai, A.* Enantioselective Construction of Vicinal All-Carbon Quaternary Centers via Catalytic Double Asymmetric Decarboxylative Allylation. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2434-2437.

    • Kinthada L, K.; Ghosh, S.; Babu N, K.; Mohd., S.; Biswas, S.; Bisai, A.* Friedelâ��Crafts alkylations of electron-rich aromatics with 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles: scope and limitations. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 8152-8173.

    • De, S.; Mishra, S.; Kakde B, N.; Dey, D.; Bisai, A.* Expeditious Approach to Pyrrolophenanthridones, Phenanthridines, and Benzo[c]phenanthridines via Organocatalytic Direct Biaryl-Coupling Promoted by Potassium tert-Butoxide. J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 7823-7844.

    • Bhunia, S.; Ghosh, S.; Dey, D.; Bisai, A.* DDQ-Mediated Direct Intramolecular-Dehydrogenative Coupling (IDC): Expeditious Approach to the Tetracyclic Core of Ergot Alkaloids. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 2426-2429.

    • Ghosh, S.; De, S.; Kakde B, N.; Bhunia, S.; Adhikary, A.; Bisai, A.* Intramolecular Dehydrogenative Coupling of sp2 C-H and sp3 C-H Bonds: An Expeditious Route to 2-Oxindoles. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5864-5867.

    • Ghosh, S.; Kinthada L, K.; Bhunia, S.; Bisai, A.* Lewis-Acid Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Alkylations of 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles: An Efficient Approach to the Core Structure of Azonazine. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10132-10134.

    • De, S.; Ghosh, S.; Bhunia, S.; Sheikh J, A.; Bisai, A.* Intramolecular Direct Dehydrohalide Coupling Promoted by KOtBu: Total Synthesis of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids Anhydrolycorinone and Oxoassoanine Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4466-4469.

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