B. Senthil kumar

B. Senthil kumar

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

We are working in the areas of Medicinal chemistry and Total Synthesis of Natural products like small molecules for various biological applications.

We also working on development of New Synthetic Methodologies involving metal catalyzed C-H bond activation/oxidation and Synthesis of fluorescent based sensor probes for detection of toxic metal ions and its application in live cell bioimaging.

Professional Experience

  • 2015- Current - Sr. Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2008- 2015 - Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2005- 2008 - Scientist B, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2004- 2005-  Research Associate, Shasun Pharmaceutical R&D Ltd, Chennai, India                          
  • 2015  Ph.D - Organic Chemistry (Dr. C. V. Ramana, CSIR-NCL) Pune University, Pune, India
  • 2003-2004 - M.Phil.  Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India
  • 2000-2002 - M.Sc. Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India

Selected Publications

  • Cao, W.; Senthilkumar, B.; Causin, V.; Swamy, V. P.; Wang, Y.; Saielli And G, Influence of the ion size on the stability of the smectic phase of ionic liquid crystals, Soft Matter., 16, 411 - 420 (2020).
  • Darole, R. S. Britto, C. D.; Mukherjee, A.; Gonnade, R. G.; Sekar, K.; Senthilkumar And B. , Anthrone-spirolactam and quinoline hybrid based sensor for selective detection of Fe3+ ions in water samples, Appl. Organomett. Chem., Accepted, (2020), DOI:10.1002/aoc.5867.
  • Aegurl, B.; Ram D. Mandle, R. D.; Shinde, P. G.; Parit, R. S.; Kamble, S. P.; Sudalai, A.; Senthilkumar And B. , Triethyl Phosphite/Benzoyl Peroxide Mediated Reductive Dealkylation of O-Benzoylhydroxylamines: A Cascade Synthesis of Secondary Amides, Eur. J. Org. Chem., Accepted, (2020).
  • Banerjee, S.; Ambegave, S. B.; Mule, R. D.; Senthilkumar, B.; Patil And N. T, Gold-Catalyzed Alkynylative Meyer-Schuster Rearrangement, Org. Lett., Accepted, (2020).
  • Banerjee, S.; Senthilkumar, B.; Patil And N. T, Gold-Catalyzed 1,2-Oxyalkynylation of N-Allenamides with Ethylnylbenziodoxolones, Org. Lett., 21, 1, 180 - 184 (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett.8b03651.
  • Senthilkumar. B.; Cornea, S.; Riehle, R.; Torchilin, V.; Degterev, A.; Ramana And C.V. , Paring reactions in sequence: A search towards the stable bioisosteric replacement of acylthiourea function of PITENIN-1 class of PIP3 antagonists (communicated), -., , (2016).
  • Senthilkumar, B.; Gonnade, R. G.; Ramana And C. V, Pd-catalyzed Benzylic C-H oxidation of cyclotriveratrylene – Product Diversity, Org. Biomol. Chem., 13, 2323 - 2329 (2014).
  • Ramana. C.V.; Senthilkumar. B. , One-pot process for the conversion of aroyl chlorides to acyl thioureas, IN (3482/DEL/2012), PCT, WO2014087431A1, WO2014087431A8, US14/650,778., , (2013).
  • Rajakumar. P.; Senthilkumar. B.; Srinivasan. K. , Synthesis of Azobenzenophanes with a Large Molecular Cavity, Aust. J. Chem., 59 (1), 75 - 77 (2006).

Research Interest

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry including development of methodologies

Contact Details

Dr. B. Senthil kumar

Sr. Scientist
Office: Room No. 206, Organic Chemistry Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India

Phone:+91 20 2590 2543+91 20 2590 2543. Fax +91 20 2590 2629
E-mail:
b.senthilkumar@ncl.res.in