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Sushil Kumar

Dr. Sushil Kumar (DST-Young Scientist)

Lab: D-108

Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory,

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory,

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,

Pune 411008, India

Phone 91-020-2590-3205/6 



DST-Young Scientist, NCL Pune (Dec. 2015 - present)
University of Delhi (2014 - 2015)
University of Delhi (2009 - 2014)                          
M.Sc. University of Delhi (2009)
B.Sc. University of Delhi (2006)

Research Interest:

Metal Organic Gels (MOGs), Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), Amide-based Macrocylic Ligands, Electrochemistry, Catalysis, Fluorescence.


1. Efficient trifluoromethylation of C(sp2)-H functionalized α-oxoketene dithioacetals: route to regioselective synthesis of functionalized trifluoromethylated pyrazoles, N. Sharma, N. Kumari, T. S. Chundawat, S. Kumar, and S. Bhagat, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 10150.

2. Constructing ultraporous covalent organic frameworks in seconds via organic terracotta process, S. Karak, S. Kandambeth, B. P. Biswal, H. S. Sasmal, S. Kumar, P. Pachfule, and R. Banerjee, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, Just accepted, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08815.

3. Cobalt complexes of pyrrolecarboxamide ligands as catalysts in nitro reduction reactions: Influence of electronic substituents on catalysis and mechanistic insights, S. Yadav, S. Kumar, and R. Gupta, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance article, DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00389C.

4. Regioselective 5-endo-dig electrophilic iodocyclizaion of enediynes: A convenient route to iodo-substituted indenes and cyclopenta fused arenes, R. K. Saunthwal, A. K. Danodia, M. Patel, S. Kumar, and A. K. Verma, Chem. Asian J., 2016, 11, 3001.

5. N,N’-dialkyl-4-aryl-3,4-dihydropyrimidinones and thiones: Ceric Ammonium Nitrate catalysed synthesis and molecular structure determination by X-ray crystallography, C. Kathing, S. Kumar, S. Tumtin, N. G. Singh, J. W. Rani, R. Nongrum, and R. Nongkhlaw, J. Het. Chem., 2016, Early view, DOI: 10.1002/jhet.2735.

6. Manganese complexes of pyrrole- and indolecarboxamide based ligands: Synthesis, structure, electrochemistry, and application in oxidative and Lewis acid assisted catalysis, S. Yadav, S. Kumar, and R. Gupta, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2015, 5534.

7. Pd-Catalyzed Heck-Conjoined Amidation and Concomitant Chemoselective Michael-Addition: Efficient Tandem Approach to Highly Functionalized Tetrahydroquinazolines from o-Haloanilines, R. Saunthwal, M. Patel, S. Kumar, and Akhilesh K Verma, Tetrahedron. Lett., 2015, 56, 677.

8. Palladium complexes of amide-based macrocyclic ligands: Understanding catalysis through electrochemistry, S. Kumar, S. Yadav, R. R. Jha, and R. Gupta, New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 2042.

9. Endogeneous and exogeneous ligand dependent formation of a superoxide-bridged dicobalt(III) complex and few mononuclear Co(III) complexes with amide-based macrocyclic ligands, S. Kumar, and R. Gupta, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 5567.

10. Nickel and Copper complexes of pyrrolecarboxamide ligands: Stabilization of M3+ species and isolation of Ni3+ complexes, S. Kumar, M. Munjal, J. Singh, and R. Gupta, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 4957.

11. Au(III) catalyzed regio- and stero-selective tandem synthesis of oxazalo fused napthyridines and isoquinolines from o-alkynylaldehydes, R. R. Jha, A. K. Danodia, S. Kumar, and A. K. Verma, Tetrahedron Lett., 2014, 55, 610.

12. Palladium catalyzed regioselective [3 + 2] annulation of internal alkynes and iodo-pyranoquinolines with concomitant ring opening, T. Aggarwal, R. R. Jha, R. K. Tiwari, S. Kumar, S. K. R. Kotla, S. Kumar, and A. K. Verma, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 5184.

13. Synthesis and properties of dinuclear μ-oxodiiron(III) complexes of amide-based macrocyclic ligands, S. Kumar, S. Vaidya, M. Pissas, Y. Sanakis, and R. Gupta, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 5525.

14. Nickel and copper complexes with few amide-based macrocyclic and open-chain ligands, M. Munjal, S. Kumar, S. K. Sharma, and R. Gupta, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2011, 377, 144.

15. Copper(II) complexes of 13-membered amide-based macrocyclic ligands: Effect of electronic substituents on redox properties, S. Kumar, and R. Gupta, Ind. J. Chem., 2011, 50A, 1369 (Special issue dedicated to Acharya P. C. Ray).

16. Constructing Ultraporous Covalent Organic Frameworks in Seconds via an Organic Terracotta Process
Suvendu Karak, Sharath Kandambeth, Bishnu P. Biswal, Himadri Sekhar Sasmal, Sushil Kumar, Pradip Pachfule and Rahul Banerjee
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08815 [Link].

17. Interplaying anions in a supramolecular metallohydrogel to form metal organic frameworks
Suvendu Karak, Sushil Kumar, Saibal BeraDavid Díaz Díaz, Subhrashis Banerjee, Kumar Vanka and Rahul Banerjee
Chem Commun., 2017, 53, 3705-3708. [Link].

Porosity Prediction through Hydrogen Bonding in Covalent Organic Frameworks
Suvendu Karak, Sushil Kumar, Pradip Pachfule, Rahul Banerjee
 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, Just Accepted.