Santosh B. Mhaske

Santosh B. Mhaske

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

We are engaged in research on Natural Products Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Development of related Synthetic Methodologies. Our special interest is in the synthesis of natural products and drugs active against neglected tropical diseases and development of novel and competent synthetic methodologies using organo-cataysis, organo-metalic chemistry, arynes and N-heterocyclic Carbenes. Transformation of renewable bioresources to value added chemicals/materials will be also an important part of our studies.

Professional Experience

  • June 2010- Current- Ramanujan Fellow Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Organic Chemistry Division, Pune, India
  • Feb. 2005- Ph. D. University of Pune
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, 2006
  • Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, 2007
  • Humboldt Fellow, University if Hannover, Germany 2008 - March 2010
  • Research Associate at NCL, 2005
  • Project Asst., INDO-FRENCH Project, NCL, March 1997 - March 1999

Selected Publications

  • R. A. Dhokale, P. R. Thakare And S. B. Mhaske, Transition-Metal-Free C-Arylation at Room Temperature by arynes, Org. Lett., 14, 3994 (2012).
  • J. P. Mahajan, Y. R. Suryawanshi And S. B. Mhaske, Pd-Catalyzed C-H Activation: Synthesis of Antimalarial Natural Products Marinoquinoline A, Aplidiopsamine A and their Potential Hybrid NCLite-M1, Org. Lett., , (2012).
    Manuscript ready for communication to Org. Lett.
  • P. S. Mahajan, J. P. Mahajan And S. B. Mhaske, Malonic Ester Amide Synthesis: An Efficient Amide Synthesis Methodology, Synth. Commun., , (2012).

Research Interest

  • Total Synthesis
  • Catalysis AND NEW methods
  • Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • NATURAL Products
  • PROCESS Chemistry

Contact Details

Dr. Santosh B. Mhaske

Division of Organic Chemistry
National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL)
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone   +91 20 2590 2440
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