Vishwakarma Singh

Organic Chemistry

  • Designation : Visiting Professor
  • Phone : +91 755 269 1355
  • Email : vks@iiserb.ac.in

Profile Details

    Areas of Research Interest: Organic Synthesis and photochemistry

    • Development of new methods employing Oxidative dearomatization and Photoreaction of b,g-enones
    • Total Synthesis of complex bio-active molecules

    No. of Students obtained Ph. D degree: 26
    No. of M. Sc. Dissertation Students : 21

    No. of Publications : 147

    Reviewed Journals: 133

    • Conferences: 12
    • Chapters in Book: 2
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Endowment lectures:

(a) Professor Narsimhan endowment award lecture:

  • Evolution of a research program Part I, Novel routes to polyquinanes: total synthesis of coriolin, Department of Chemistry, Pune University, 17 th Feb, 1998.
  • Evolution of a research program Part II, Towards synthesis of sterpuranes and phorbol esters, Department of Chemistry, Pune University, 18 th Feb, 1998.

(b) Prof. R.C. Shah endowment Lecture

  • Development of New methods: Aromatics to terpenes, Department of Chemistry, Mumbai University, Vidyangari, 6th September, 2000.

(c) Prof. T. R. Govindachari endowment lectures: Department of Chemistry, University of Madras, 20 th Feb 2002.
  • New Horizons in chemistry of cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and photochemical reactions: Synthesis of polyquinanes
  • New Horizons in chemistry of cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and photochemical reactions: Synthesis of protoilludanes and sterpuranes
  • New Horizons in chemistry of cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and photochemical reactions: Towards diterpenoids and molecular hybrids
(d) Professor K. Venkatraman endowment lecture: UICT, Mumbai University, April 2007.
  • “New Horizons in Organic Synthesis: The Chemistry of Cyclohexadienone and Beyond”

(e) Professor K.K. B. Endowment lecture: Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras “Molecular complexity from aromatics: Concept, Strategy & Reality” 4th December 2017.

(f) Professor A. Srikrishna Endowment Lecture: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore “Molecular complexity from aromatics: Concept, Strategy & Reality” 5th February 2018.

Invited Lectures at Conferences/ Institutions:

  • Synthesis of Polycyclopentanoids, Xth Annual Conference of Indian Council of Chemists, Goa University, Goa, October 1991 (Abs.no.OIL 3)..
  • Photochemical Reactions in Designing Organic Synthesis, Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Bombay, January 1992.
  • Photochemical Reactions in Organic Synthesis, IUPAC conference on Organic Synthesis, I. I. Sc. Bangalore, 11-16th December, 1994 (Abs.no. Isp,53).
  • Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Pericyclic modes of cycloaddition, Department of Chemistry, M.S.University of Baroda, 17-18th Feb.1995.
  • Sigmatropic 1,2 and 1,3-acyl shift in Excited states: Synthesis of Capnellene and Protoilludanes, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 20th September 1996.
  • Studies on Total synthesis of Capnellene and 6-Protoilludene, National Symposium on Emerging Trends in Organic Chemistry, Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum, 18-19th November,1996.
  • Chemical Reactions in Excited States: A versatile tool in organic synthesis, Workshop on recent trends in photochemical sciences, Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum, 7-9th January, 1998.
  • Pericyclic Reactions in Ground and excited states: Synthesis of Coriolin, Organic Synthesis seminar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 15th July, 1998.
  • Generation of Molecular Complexity through Aromatics, Department of Organic Chemistry, I. I. Sc. Bangalore, 7th December 1998.
  • Chemical Reactions in Ground and excited states: Synthesis of Complex molecules, Conference on “Chemical Reactivity and Synthesis”, Benaras Hindu University, 11th March, 2000.
  • Cultivation of New methods: Synthesis of sterpuranes and triquinanes, “Emerging trends in Organic Chemistry” at Indian association for Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur Calcutta, January 13-14, 2000.
  • Towards synthesis of phorbol esters, Vishwakarma Singh at “CRSI Annual Meeting at IICT Hyderabad”, 26-28 January, 2000.
  • Chemistry of cyclohexa-2, 4-dienones: Synthesis of Terpenoids and Novel Molecular Hybrids in a Conference on “Organic Synthesis: Retrospect and Prospect”, Benaras Hindu University, 19th-20th Jan, 2001.
  • Development of New methods: Synthesis of Terpenoids in a conference on “Heterocyclic Chemistry: New Dimensions” organized at Department of Chemistry, University of Gorakhpur, 18-20th March 2001.
  • Development of New methods: Synthesis of Terpenoids and Molecular Hybrids, Department of Chemistry, I.I.T. Delhi, 12th April 2001.
  • Chemistry of cyclohexdienones: Synthesis of structurally diverse molecules, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, 2nd June, 2001.
  • Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones: Synthesis of diverse molecular entities. Department of Chemistry, I.I.T. Kanpur 6th August 2001
  • Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Sigmatropic Shifts in Excited States: Synthesis of Terpenoids, in a conference on Recent Advances in Natural Product Chemistry organized at Department of Chemistry, HNB University, Srinagar Garhwal (5-7 th November 2001), 6th November 2001.
  • New Horizons in Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Photochemistry of b,g-enones: Synthesis of Terpenoids and Molecular Hybrids, in conference organized by Indian Council of Chemists at Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, 24-26th October 2002.
  • New Horizons in Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Sigmatropic shift in ground and excited states: Synthesis of Terpenoids and Molecular Hybrids, in INSA-KOSEF conference on New Trends in Organic Chemistry at Yonsei University, Seoul Korea, 27-31 July 2003.
  • Molecular complexity from aromatics: studies on synthesis of terpenoids, , NOST Symposium GOA, 29th October-2nd November 2003.
  • New Horizons in Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Photochemical Sigmatropic shift in b,g-enones, in a conference on Emerging trends in Organic Synthesis organised by Indian Chemical Society-Vadodara chapter, 12th October 2003.
  • Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Photochemical Sigmatropic shift in b,g-enones: Synthesis of sterpuranes and hirsutic acid in a conference on Emerging trends in Organic Chemistry organized by Department of Chemistry, I.I.T. Kanpur, 3,4th September 2004.
  • Eleventh NOST conference on organic synthesis at Cida-de GOA, October 25-29, 2005.
  • National Symposium on New Vistas in Organic Synthesis 20th November 2005, at ICG Jaipur.
  • Chemistry of Cyclohexa-2,4-dienones and Sigmatropic Shifts in Excited States:Molecular complexity from Aromatics, V. Singh, Indo-French Conference on Organic Synthesis, IICT Hyderabad, 23-24th October 2005
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics, V. Singh, 43rd Annual Convention of Chemists, Department of Chemistry, Aurangabad University, Aurangabad, 23-27th December 2006.
  • Creation of Molecular Complexity; Aromatics to Terpenes, special invited lecture DST PAC meeting at the Department of Chemistry, Mysore University, 3rd Feb. 2007.
  • Creation of Molecular Complexity: Aromatics to Terpenoids, Indo-French Conference, Dinard, France, 11-12th September 2007.
  • Molecular complexity from Aromatics, RSC-INSA West India lecture at NCL Pune, 20th Feb. 2008.
  • Molecular complexity from Aromatics, Indian science Congress, 3-7 January 2009.
  • Molecular complexity from Aromatics, Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, 8th January 2009.
  • Molecular Diversity from aromatics: Synthesis of Terpenoids, UGC sponsored National Seminar on "New Frontiers in Chemical and Environmental Sciences" (NFCES-2010) organized by the Department of Chemistry, Government College for Women, Srikakulam on 20th and 21st December, 2010.
  • Molecular Complexity from aromatics: A formal total synthesis of Platencin, CRSI, Silver Medal Lecture, 4th Feb 2011, CRSI conference, Bhubneswar.
  • Aromatics to Diterpene: Synthesis of Platencin, National Conference on Organic Synthesis, AIIS University, Jaipur 18th Feb. 2011.
  • Aromatics to Terpenes: Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, 2nd June 2011.
  • Molecular Diversity from simple aromatics, IPCA laboratories, Mumbai, 8th June 2011.
  • Diterpenoids from Aromatics: Atisanes and Platencin, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur, 16th March 2012.
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics: Towards Diterpenoids, 27th March 2012, South Gujrat University, Surat.
  • Molecular Diversity from Aromatics, Regional Science Congress, Baroda, 15th September, 2012.
  • Oxonium ion mediated reactions: synthesis of polycyclic ethers, Department of Chemistry, M.S. University of Baroda, October, 2012.
  • Polycyclic ethers and Atisane. IPCA laboratories, Mumbai, 4th Jan 2013.
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics, Department of Chemistry IIT Bombay, Colloquium lecture, 16th Feb, 2013.
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics, CBMRI, Lucknow, 6th November, 2013.
  • Molecular Diversity from aromatics: Ployquinanes, Platencin and Beyond, National symposium on organic Synthesis and advanced material” Department of Chemistry, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, March 01-02, 2014.
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics: Oxidative Dearomatization and Beyond, NCL Pune, 19th June 2014
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics: Polyquinanes, Platencin and Beyond, 19th August, Department of Chemistry, Mumbai University.
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics: Oxidative Dearomatization and Beyond, 25th November 2014, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Molecular Complexity and Diversity from Aromatics: Distinguished Alumni Lecture 20th Feb 2015, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Molecular Complexity and Diversity from Aromatics: CBMR Lucknow 20th March 2015,
  • Molecular Complexity and Diversity from Aromatics: 21st March 2015, Department of Chemistry, BHU Varanasi.
  • Towards sterpuranes and atropurpuran: Concept Strategy and reality, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 23rd Feb. 2016.
  • Molecular Complexity from Aromatics: Concept, Strategy and Reality, ICFC, Department of Chemistry, Central University Ranchi, presented on 16th March 2017.