Kishor L. Handore

Kishor L. Handore

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

Our group is focused on advancing organic chemistry through the development of new strategies and tactics for the synthesis of important molecules. We employ the beautifully complex structures of unusual natural products to guide our research and to inspire creative approaches to overcoming challenges in molecular construction. Our research spans all areas of synthetic chemistry and includes total synthesis, methods development, enantioselective catalysis, medicinal chemistry and crop protection.

Professional Experience

Sept 2023 – Present: Senior Scientist, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, India

Sept 2020 – Sept 2023: Team Leader, BASF (Global Crop Protection, Research and Process Development), Navi Mumbai, India

June 2017 – Aug 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Advisor: Prof. Robert Batey)

Jan 2012–Feb 2017: Research Fellow, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, India (Advisor: Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy)

Aug 2010–Dec 2010: Project Assistant, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER-TVM), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Jun 2007–Jul 2010: Research Chemist, Chembiotek Research International Pvt. Ltd., Hinjewadi, Pune, India

Selected Publications

  • Sunil L. Khamkar, Kishor L. Handore*, Harish M. Shinde And and D. Srinivasa Reddy*, Highly Stereoselective Diels–Alder-Based Strategy for the Synthesis of 3-epi-Formicin A and 1-epi-Formicin B, Organic Letters., ASAP, (2024), DOI:
  • Kishor L. Handore, Heyuan Lu, Hyeongbin Park, Qingyu Xiong And and Robert A. Batey, Synthesis of N-Hydroxysuccinimide Esters, N-Acylsaccharins, and Activated Esters from Carboxylic Acids Using I2/PPh3, J. Org. Chem., , (2024), DOI:
  • Andy A. Tjeng; Kishor L. Handore and Robert A. Batey, Stereocontrolled Microwave Assisted Domino [3,3]-Sigmatropic Reactions: A Winstein-Overman Rearrangement for the Formation of Differentiated Contiguous C–N Bonds, Org. Lett., 22, 3050 - 3055 (2020).
  • Kishor L. Handore, Prakash D. Jadhav, Bibhabasu Hazra And Anirban Basu and D. Srinivasa Reddy, Total Syntheses and Biological Evaluation of (±)-Botryosphaeridione, (±)-Pleodendione, 4-epi-Periconianone B and Analogs, ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 6, 1117 - 1121 (2015).
  • Kishor L. Handore and D. Srinivasa Reddy, Total Synthesis of (±)-Nardoaristolone B and Its Analogues, Org. Lett., 16, 4252 - 4255 (2014).
  • Kishor L. Handore and D. Srinivasa Reddy, A Diverted Total Syntheses of Potent Cell Adhesion Inhibitor Peribysin E Analogues, Org. Lett., 15, 1894 - 1897 (2013).
  • Kishor L. Handore; B. Seetharamsingh and D. Srinivasa Reddy, Ready Access to Functionally Embellished cis-Hydrindanes and cis-Decalins: Protecting Group-Free Total Syntheses of (±)-Nootkatone and (±)-Noreremophilane, J. Org. Chem.;., 78, 8149 - 8154 (2013).
  • A. Vidyasagar And Kishor L. Handore and K. M. Sureshan, Soft Optical Devices from Self-Healing Gels Formed by Oil and Sugar Based Organogelators, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 8021 - 8024 (2011), DOI:. Highlighted as: (i) Research Highlights in Nature: Nature, 2011, 475, 427. (ii) Highlighted in Optics &Photonics Focus, 2011, 15, story 2 (iii) Angewandte Highlights Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 1760.

Research Interest

  • Total Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products
  • Organic Chemistry

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