1. Amit S. Nagare

Senior Research Fellow                                                                      

Joined at CSIR-NCL September, 2009

M.Sc. from S. G. B. Amravati University, Amravati

Contact: as.nagare@ncl.res.in

Research Areas:

Deep eutectic solvents

Kinetics of organic reactions

Physico- organic properties of green solvents


Ø  Eutectic mixture-directed kinetics of Diels-Alder reaction, IJCA, 2011, 50A (6) 788-792.

Ø The The water-promoted Diels–Alder reaction in quaternary ammonium salts, J. Phys. Org. Chem., 2015, 28, 665.

Ø  “Investigation of Facile C-C bond Formation Organic Reactions in Natural Supersaturated Media at room temperature” Amit Nagare, Arpan Manna, , Anil Kumar Manuscript submitted for review

2. Shashi Kant Shukla

Senior Research Fellow                                                               

Joined at CSIR-NCL January, 2010

M.Sc. from VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur

Contact: sk.shukla@ncl.res.in

Research Areas:

Polarity parameters and Hammett acidity functions in ionic liquids

C-C bond formation organic reactions in ionic liquids


Ø  Do Anions Influence the Polarity of Protic Ionic Liquids? Shashi Kant Shukla, Nageshwar D. Khupse and  Anil Kumar Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 2754.

Ø  Do Protic Ionic Liquids and Water Display Analogous Behavior in Terms of Hammett Acidity Function? Shashi Kant Shukla  and  Anil Kumar Chem. Phys.  Lett.  2013, 566, 12.

Ø  Probing Acidity of Carboxylic Acids in Protic Ionic Liquids, Water and their Binary Mixtures: Activation Energy of Proton Transfer Shashi Kant Shukla and Anil Kumar J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 2456.

Ø  Polarity Issues in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids, minor review Shashi Kant Shukla, Anil Kumar Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy, Submitted.

3.  Anshu Singh

Senior Research Fellow                                                                                        

Joined at CSIR-NCL –January, 2010

M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Contact: am.singh@ncl.res.in


Research Areas:

Kinetics and mechanistic aspects of various organic reactions in environment-benign media



Ø Probing the Mechanism of Baylis-Hillman Reaction in Ionic Liquids A. Singh, A. Kumar J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 8775-8779.

Ø Kinetic and mechanistic investigations of the Baylis-Hillman reaction in Ionic Liquids A. Singh, A. Kumar RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 2994-3004


4.  Sachin R Thwarkar

Senior Research Fellow                                                                                

Joined at CSIR-NCL –January, 2011

M.Sc. from Dr. BAM University Aurangabad

Contact: sr.thwarkar@ncl.res.in


Research Areas:

Self assembly and kinetic investigation of ionic liquids in binary system

Electrochemical properties of ionic liquid-binary mixture


Ø Solvent-Mediated Molar Conductivity of Protic Ionic Liquids  S. Thawarkar, N. D. Khupse, A. Kumar Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2015, 17, 475.

Ø Comparative Investigation of the Ionicity of Aprotic and Protic Ionic Liquids in Molecular Solvents by using Conductometry and NMR Spectroscopy S. Thawarkar, N. D. Khupse, A. Kumar, ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17,1006.

5. Preeti Jain

Senior Research Fellow                                                                                          

Joined at CSIR-NCL –July, 2012

M.Sc. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Contact: p.jain@ncl.res.in

Research Areas:

Enthalpic investigation of ionic liquids

Thermodynamic aspects of ionic liquids during separation 


Ø Concentration-dependent apparent partition coefficients of ionic liquids possessing ethyl- and bi-sulphate anions Preeti Jain and Anil Kumar Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 1105-1113. 


6. Vijay Beniwal 

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) Fellow                                                     

Joined at CSIR-NCL –August, 2012

M.Sc. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Contact: vm.beniwal@ncl.res.in

Research Areas:

Polarity parameters of ionic liquid binary mixtures

Study of organic reactions at ionic liquid interface

Photochemical and photophysical studies in ionic liquids


Ø Synergistic Effects and Correlating Polarity Parameters in Binary Mixtures of Ionic Liquids ChemPhysChem DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201402825

Ø Deviation of polarity from linearity in liquid mixtures containing an ionic liquid Vijay Beniwal, Shashi K. Shukla and Anil Kumar Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 31613-31617

Ø Spectacular Rate Enhancement of the Diels–Alder Reaction at the Ionic Liquid/n-Hexane InterfaceVijay Beniwal, Dr. Arpan Manna and Dr. Anil Kumar ChemPhysChem DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201600006

7. Shravani Nethi
Project Trainee
University of Hyderabad
Research Area:
Extraction and separation aspects of ionic liquids.