Shafeek Abdul Rashid Mulla

Shafeek Abdul Rashid Mulla

Chemical Engineering & Process Development

About Me

We are engaged in research on asymmetric synthesis of new molecules with potential as drugs including antibiotic, antifungal, anticancer agents and Development of Synthetic Methodologies. Our special interest is synthesis of heterogeneous, recyclable green catalysts and its application for the synthesis of bioactive molecules

Professional Experience

Selected Publications

  • Shafeek A. R. Mulla, Mohsinkhan Y. Pathan, Santosh S. Chavan, Suwarna P. Gample And Dhiman Sarkar , Highly efficient one-pot multi-component synthesis of ?-aminophosphonates and bis-?-aminophosphonates catalyzed by heterogeneous reusable silica supported dodecatungstophosphoric acid (DTP/SiO2) at ambient temperature and their antitubercular evaluation against Mycobactrium Tuberculosis, RSC Advances., 4, 7666 - 7672 (2014), DOI:10.1039/C3RA45853A.
  • Shafeek A.R. Mulla, Santosh S. Chavan, Suleman M. Inamdar, Mohsinkhan Y. Pathan And Taufeekaslam M.Y. Shaikh, An efficient synthesis of O-aryloxime ethers by copper fluorapatite catalyzed cross-coupling of aryloximes with arylboronic acids, Tetrahedron Letters., 55, 5327 - 5332 (2014), DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2014.07.056.
    A novel, highly efficient, and mild protocol has been developed for the synthesis of O-aryloxime ethers in good to excellent yields at ambient reaction conditions. This is the first report in which double bond; length as m-dashNsingle bondOsingle bondAr linkage was achieved with ecofriendly, recyclable, heterogeneous copper fluorapatite (CuFAP) catalyst via Csingle bondO cross coupling of aryloxime with arylboronic acid in the presence of Cs2CO3 as base and methanol as solvent.
  • Shafeek A. R. Mulla, Mohsinkhan. Y. Pathan, Suleman M. Inamdar, Santosh. S. Chavan And , Solvent free, highly efficient one-pot multi-component synthesis of 1-amido- and 1-carbamato-alkyl naphthols/phenols catalyzed by ethylammonium nitrate as reusable ionic liquid under neat reaction condition at ambient temperature. Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54, 672-675, Tetrahedron Lett., 54, 672 - 675 (2013).
  • Shafeek A. R. Mulla And Mohsinkhan Y. Pathana and Santosh S. Chavan, A novel and efficient synthesis of azaarene-substituted 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles via sp3 C–H functionalization of 2-methyl azaarenes and (2-azaaryl)methanes over a heterogeneous, reusable silica-supported dodecatungstophosphoric acid catalyst, RSC-advances., 3, 20281 - 20286 (2013), DOI:10.1039/C3RA43515F.
  • Shafeek A. R. Mulla, Suleman M. Inamdar, Mohsinkhan. Y. Pathan And Santosh. S. Chavan, Ligand free, highly efficient synthesis of diaryl ether over copper fluorapatite as heterogeneous reusable catalyst. Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 1826-1829, Tetrahedron Lett., 53, 1826 - 1829 (2012).
  • Shafeek A. R. Mulla, A. Sudalai, Mohsinkhan. Y. Pathan, Shafi. A. Siddique, Suleman M. Inamdar, Santosh. S. Chavan And Santosh. Reddy, Efficient, rapid synthesis of bis(indolyl)methane using ethyl ammonium nitrate as an ionic liquid. RSC-adv., 2012, 2, 3525-3529, RSC-advances., 2, 3525 - 3529 (2012).
  • Shafeek A. R. Mulla, Suleman M. Inamdar, Mohsinkhan. Y. Pathan And Santosh. S. Chavan, Highly efficient synthesis of diaryl ether from phenols and aryl boronic acids over copper fluorapatite as heterogeneous reusable catalyst. RSC-adv., 2012, 2, 12818-12823, RSC-advances., 2, 12818 - 12823 (2012).
  • V.R. Choudhary, K. C. Mondal and S. A. R. Mulla And , “Simultaneous Conversion of Methane and Methnol in Gasoline over Bifunctional Ga, In, and/ or Mo-Modified ZSM-5 Zeolites”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44, 438 (2005).
  • V.R.Choudhary And B.S.Uphade and S.A.R.Mulla, ”Coupling of endothermic thermal cracking with exothermic oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene using a diluted SrO/La2O3/SA-5205 catalyst”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 34, 665 (1995).

Research Interest

  • Asymmetric Synthesis

Contact Details


Ph.D. FMASc. AvH Fellow (Germany), JSPS Fellow (Japan)
Senior Scientist,

Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division,
National Chemical Laboratory, Dr.Homi Bhabha Road,
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