Research Interests


  • Synthesis of Organo-transition metal complexes
  • Applications as Catalysts in Organic Synthesis
  • Study of Mizoroki-Heck reaction, Suzuki coupling, Sonogashira Reaction, Buchwald-Hartwig amination
  • Development of New Organic Synthetic Methodologies- (transition metal catalyzed)
  • Development of Nitrogen Ligands and Metal Complexes
  • Catalytic Asymmetric Induction Reactions - Transfer Hydrogenation
  • Racemic Catalysis - Asymmetric Induction using Racemic Ligands, Chiral Amplification

Professional Experience

  • 1979-80 Junior Scientific Assistant, HEMRL, DRDO, Pune, INDIA
  • 1980-81 Research Assistant, Ciba-Geigy Research Centre, Goregaon, INDIA
  • 1990 - 91 Senior Research Chemist, Polyolefins India Ltd., Thane, INDIA
  • 1988- Current- Principal Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 1986 - 88 Post Doctoral Research Fellow (with Nobel Laureate Prof. Ei-ichi Negishi. Purdue University,W. Lafayette, INDIANA, USA
  • 1982 - 86 Ph.D Student (with Prof. Lanny S. Liebeskind, Emory University Atlanta, GA, USA