B. Senthilkumar

B. Senthilkumar

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

Our research work is mainly focus on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, specifically in the areas of medicinal chemistry, design and synthesis of natural product like small molecules for various biological applications.

We also working on development of new synthetic methodologies involving metal catalyzed C-H bond activation/oxidation.

Professional Experience


  • 2005- Current - Scientist, 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

Selected Publications

  • Somsuvra Banerjee, Beeran Senthilkumar And and Nitin T. Patil, 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

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