Dr. Sangit Kumar

Organic Synthesis and Catalysis

  • Designation : Associate Professor
  • Phone : +91 755 269 1317, 669 1317
  • Email : sangitkumar@iiserb.ac.in
  • Fax : +91 755 669 2392
Academic Details

Assistant Professor (January 2009-) at Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India

Post-doctoral Position (June 2007-December 2008) at Department of Chemistry, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US under Professor Michael R. Detty

Post-doctoral Position (February 2005-April 2007) at Department of Bio- & Organic Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden under Professor Lars Engman

Ph.D. (1999-2004) from Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) under Professor H.B. Singh

M.Sc. (1997-1999) from Department of Chemistry, University of Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)

B. Sc. (1994-1997) from Maharaj Singh College Saharanpur, UP, India

Profile Details

    Methodology Development for Organochalocogens

    Bromination in Alkenes

    Radical Chain Breaking Antioxidant

    Carbon-carbon/heteroatom Coupling Reactions


    • Mugesh, G.; Panda, A.; Kumar, S.; Apte, S. D.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher R. J. ʺIntramolecularly Coordinated Diorganyl Ditellurides: Thiol Peroxidase-like Antioxidantsʺ Organometallics, 2002, 21, 884. Abstract (DOI: OM010759Z)

    • Kandasamy, K.; Kumar, S.; Singh, H. B.; Wolmershauser, G. ʺInfluence of Both Steric and Te...N Intramolecular Nonbonded Interactions on the Stabilization of Organotellurium Compounds Incorporating [2-[1-(3,5-Dimethylphenyl)-2-naphthyl]-4,5-dihydro-4,4- dimethyloxazole]ʺ Organometallics, 2003, 22, 5069. Abstract (DOI: OM0340948)

    • Kandasamy, K.; Kumar, S.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher R. J.; Holman, K. T. ʺSynthesis, Structural Characterization and Fluorescence Properties of Organoselenium Compounds Bearing a Ligand Containing Both Steric and Nonbonded Interacting Groups. First Unusual Observation of Both Se...N and Se...O Intramolecular Interactions in a Diselenide Structureʺ European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 1014. Abstract (DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200300603)

    • Kumar, S.; Kandasamy, K.; Singh, H. B.; Butcher R. J. ʺSynthesis of Organochalcogens Stabilized by Intramolecular Nonbonded Interactions of Sterically Unhindered 2-Phenyl-2-oxazolineʺ New Journal of Chemistry. 2004, 28, 640. Abstract (DOI: 10.1039/b312364b)

    • Kumar, S.; Tripathi, S. K.; Singh, H. B.; Wolmershauser, G. ʺSynthesis, Reactivity, Electrochemical and Crystal Structure Studies of Ferrocenoyl Diselenide and Ferrocenoyl Selenidesʺ Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2004, 689, 3064. Abstract (DOI:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2004.06.054)

    • Kumar, S.; Kandasamy K.; Singh, H. B.; Wolmershauser, G.; Butcher R. J. ʺReaction of Intra Molecularly Coordinated (2-Phenyl-5,6-dihydro-4H-1,3-oxazinyl)lithium Polyselenolate with Electrophiles and Reaction of Triselendes with Halogenating Reagents: Ring Size Effect on Reactivity and Se...N Interactions in Low-valent Organoselenium Compoundsʺ Organometallics, 2004, 23, 4199. Abstract (DOI: OM049722F)

    • Bhagat, B. S.; Shrimali, K.; Kumar S. KOtBu Mediated Synthesis of Phenanthridinone, Communicated to Organic Synthesis

    • Balkrishna, S. J.; Kumar S. ʺOrganoselenium Brominating Reagentsʺ Manuscript under preparation

    • Prasad D.; Kumar, S. ʺSynthesis of Unsymmetrical Diaryl Chalcogenides ʺ Manuscript under preparation

    • Bhagat, B. S.; Kumar S. ʺRadical Chain Breaking Antioxidantsʺ Work in progress

    • Kumar, A.; Kumar, S. ʺChiral Organoselenium Compoundsʺ Work in progress

    • Manuscript communicated/ under preparation
      (Updated on June 09th, 2012)
    • Kumar, A.; Kumar, S. ʺChiral Organoselenium Compoundsʺ Work in progress

    • Bhagat, B. S.; Kumar S. ʺRadical Chain Breaking Antioxidantsʺ Work in progress

    • Prasad D.; Kumar, S. ʺSynthesis of Unsymmetrical Diaryl Chalcogenides ʺ Manuscript under preparation

    • Balkrishna, S. J.; Kumar S. ʺOrganoselenium Brominating Reagentsʺ Manuscript under preparation

    • Bhagat, B. S.; Shrimali, K.; Kumar S. KOtBu Mediated Synthesis of Phenanthridinone, Communicated to Organic Synthesis

    • Published/ accepted papers
    • Kumar, S.; Singh, H. B.; Wolmershauser, G. ʺProtection against Peroxynitrite-Mediated Nitration Reaction by Intramolecularly Coordinated Diorganylselenidesʺ Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements (Abstract), 2005, 180, 1091. Abstract (DOI: 10.1080/10426500590904816)

    • Kumar, S.; Singh, H. B. ʺThiol Peroxidase-like Activity of Some Intramolecularly Coordinated Diorganyl Diselenidesʺ Journal of Chemical Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, 2005, 117, 621. Abstract

    • Kumar, S.; Singh, H. B.; Wolmershauser, G. ʺProtection Against Peroxynitrite-Mediated Nitration Reaction by Intramolecular Coordinated Diorganoselenidesʺ Organometallics, 2006, 25, 382. Abstract (DOI: OM050353C)

    • Engman, L.; McNaughton, M.; Gajewska, M.; Kumar, S.; Birmingham, A.; Powis, G. ʺThioredoxin Reductase and Cancer Cell Growth Inhibition by Organogold(III) Compoundsʺ Anti Cancer Drugs, 2006, 17, 539. Abstract

    • Kumar, S.; Engman, L. ʺMicrowave assisted preparation of diaryl dichalcogenidesʺ Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2006, 71, 5400. Abstract (DOI: JO060690A)

    • Kumar, S.; Panda S.; Singh, H. B.; Wolmershauser, G.; Butcher R. J. ʺStructural Aspects of Some Organoselenium Compoundsʺ Journal of Structural Chemistry, 2007, 18, 127. Abstract ( DOI: 10.1007/s11224-006-9082-5)

    • Kumar, S.; Johansson. H. ; Engman, L. Valgimigli, L.; Amorati, R.; Fumo, M. G.; Pedulli, G. F. ʺRegenerable Chain-Breaking 2,3 Dihydrobenzo[b]selenophene-5-ol Antioxidantsʺ Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72, 2583. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/jo0700023)

    • Kumar, S.; Engman, L. Valgimigli, L.; Amorati, R.; Fumo, M. G.; Pedulli, G. F. ʺAntioxidant Profile of Ethoxyquin and Some of its S, Se Te Analoguesʺ Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2007, 72, 6046. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/jo0705465)

    • Kumar, S.; Johansson. H.; Kanda, T.; Engman, L.; Muller, T.; Jansson, M.; Pedulli, G. F.; Petrucci, S.; Valgimigli, L. ʺCatalytic Chain Breaking Pyridinol Antioxidantsʺ Organic Letters, 2008, 10, 4285. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/ol801983n)

    • Kumar, S.; Helt, J.-C. P.; Autschbach J.; Detty, M. R. ʺA New Reaction for Organoselenium Compoundsʺ Organometallics, 2009, 28, 3426. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/om900134p)

    • Kumar, S.; Johansson, H.; Kanda, T.; Engman, L.; Muller, T.; Bergenudd, H.; Jansson, M.; Pedulli, G. F.; Amorati Riccardo; Valgimigli, L. ʺCatalytic Chain Breaking Pyridinol Antioxidants: Mechanistic Studyʺ Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 75, 716. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/jo902226t)

    • Balkrishna, S. J.; Bhakuni, B. S.; Chopra, D.; Kumar S. ʺCu-Catalyzed Efficient Synthetic Methodology for Ebselen and Related Se-N Heterocyclesʺ Organic Letters, 2010, 12, 5394. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/ol102027j)

    • Balkrishna, S. J.; Bhakuni, B. S.; Chopra, D.; Kumar S. ʺCu-Catalyzed Efficient Synthetic Methodology for Ebselen and Related Se-N Heterocyclesʺ Organic Letters, 2010, 12, 5394. Abstract (DOI: 10.1021/ol102027j)

    • Azad, G. K.; Balkrishna, S. J.; Narayanan, S.; Kumar, S.; Tomar, R. S. ʺMultifunctional Ebselen Drug Function Through the Activation of DNA Damage Response and Alterations in Nuclear Proteinsʺ Biochemical Pharmacology, 2012, 83, 296. Abstract (DOI: 10.1016/j.bcp.2011.10.011)

    • Bhakuni, B. S.; Balkrishna, S. J.; Kumar, A. Kumar S. ʺAn Efficient Copper Mediated Synthetic Methodology for Benzo[d]isothiazol-3(2H)-ones and Related Sulfur-Nitrogen Heterocyclesʺ Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 1354. Abstract (DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.01.003)

    • Balkrishna, S. J.; Kumar S. ʺA Highly Efficient Copper Catalyzed Methodology for the Synthesis of 2-Hydroxy-benzamides in Waterʺ Synthesis, 2012, 44, 1417. Abstratct (DOI/10.1055/s-0031-1289755)

    • Bhakuni, B. S.; Kumar, A.; Balkrishna, S. J.; Sheikh, J. A.; Konar, S.; Kumar, S. ʺKOtBu Mediated Synthesis of Phenanthridinones and Dibenzoazepinonesʺ Organic Letters, 2012, 14, 2838. Abstratct (DOI: 10.1021/ol301077y )