Utpal Das

Utpal Das

Organic Chemistry Division

About Me

We are working on the development of new synthetic methodologies and asymmetric catalysis with particular emphasis on ‘Organocatalysis’ for the synthesis of enantioenriched compounds of biological and medicinal importance.

Current available position: Two PhD positions is available in our group






Professional Experience

  1. July 2014 - present: Scientist, Organic Chemistry Division, CSIR-NCL, Pune.
  2. January 2011 - May 2014: Post-doctoral fellow, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Advisor: Prof. Wenwei Lin.
  3. November 2009 – October 2010: Post-doctoral fellow, Université de Bourgogne, France, Advisor: Prof. Sylvain Jugé.
  4. 2009: Ph. D., School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Prof. D. Basavaiah.

Selected Publications

  • Thanusha Thatikonda, Siddharth K. Deepake And and Utpal Das*, ?-Angelica Lactone in a New Role: Facile Access to N?Aryl Tetrahydroisoquinolinones and Isoindolinones via Organocatalytic ??CH2 Oxygenation, Organic Letters., 21, 2532 - 2535 (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00224.
  • S. K. Deepake, A. B. Lanjewar, T. Thatikonda And R. G. Gonnade and U. Das*, Organocatalytic Asymmetric Cascade Reaction of ?-Substituted Deconjugated Butenolides with o-Formyl-?-nitrostyrene, ChemistrySelect., 3, 8189 - 8192 (2018), DOI:doi.org/10.1002/slct.201801467.
  • Anil K. Mahida And Someshwar B. Kale and Utpal Das*, Synthesis Route to Pyrrolones from ?-Cyano ?,-Unsaturated Ketones and ?-Isocyano Esters by Oxidative Dearomatization of 2-Aminofuran Intermediates, Eur. J. Org. Chem., , 6427 - 6433 (2017), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201701194.
  • Utpal Das And Yi-Ling Tsai and Wenwei Lin, Chemoselective Intramolecular Wittig Reaction for the Synthesis of Functionalized Heterocycles (a perspective review article), Org. Biomol. Chem., 12, 4044 - 4050 (2014).
  • Utpal Das And Yi-Ling Tsai and Wenwei Lin , An efficient organocatalytic enantioselective synthesis of spironitrocyclopropanes (Selected as an Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry HOT Article), Org. Biomol. Chem., 11, 44 - 47 (2013).
  • Utpal Das, Yi-Ru Chen And Yi-Ling Tsai and Wenwei Lin, Organocatalytic Enantioselective Direct Vinylogous Michael Addition of ?-Substituted Butenolides to 3-Aroyl Acrylates and 1,2-Diaroylethylenes, Chem. Eur. J., 19, 7713 - 7717 (2013).
  • Yen-Te Lee, Utpal Das, Yi-Ru Chen, Chia-Jui Lee, Chi-Han Chen, Mei-Chun Yang And and Wenwei Lin, Enantioselective Synthesis of Coumarin Derivatives Catalyzed by Primary Amine, Adv. Synth. Catal., 355, 3154 - 3160 (2013).
  • Utpal Das And Chan-Hui Huang and Wenwei Lin, Enantioselective synthesis of substituted pyrans via amine-catalyzed Michael addition and subsequent enolization/cyclisation, Chem. Commun., 48, 5590 - 5592 (2012).

Research Interest

  • Organic Chemistry

Contact Details

                    Dr. Utpal Das


                     Organic Chemistry Division (Room # 176, Main Building)

                     CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory

                     Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune - 411008,                          India

                     Phone: +91 20 2590 2303

                     E-mail u.das@ncl.res.in or