Dr. Utpal Das’s Research Group

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

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. 
Research Interest


Recent Publications of Our Group

Acid Mediated Sulfonylation of para-Quinone Methides with Tosylmethyl Isocyanides for the Synthesis of Diarylmethyl Sulfones
     Pawan Kumar, Someshwar B. Kale, Rajesh G. Gonnade; Utpal Das.  ChemistrySelect.,20213, 1587161 
     DOI: 10.1002/slct.202102272


α-Angelica lactone catalyzed oxidation of benzylic sp3C–H bonds of isochromans and phthalans
      Thanusha Thatikonda, Siddharth K. Deepake, Pawan Kumar; Utpal Das. Org. Biomol. Chem.,2020, 18, 4046-40450
      DOI: 10.1039/D0OB00729C

α-Angelica Lactone in a New Role: Facile Access to N-Aryl Tetrahydroisoquinolinones and Isoindolinones via Organocatalytic α-CH2 Oxygenation
     Thanusha Thatikonda, Siddharth K. Deepake; Utpal Das. Org. Lett.,2019, 21, 2532-2535
     DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00224 


1,6-Conjugate-Addition-Induced [2 + 1] Annulation of para-Quinone Methides and Pyrazolones: Synthesis of Bis-Spiro Compounds with Contiguous Quaternary Spiro-Centers
   Someshwar B. Kale, Popat K. Jori, Thanusha Thatikonda, Rajesh G. Gonnade; Utpal Das. Org. Lett.,2019, 21, 7736-7740
      DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b02641


Organocatalytic Asymmetric Cascade Reaction of γ-Substituted Deconjugated Butenolides with o-Formyl-β-nitrostyrene
    Siddharth K. Deepake, Atul B. Lanjewar, Thanusha Thatikonda, Rajesh G. Gonnade; ChemistrySelect.,20183, 8189-8192
       DOI: 10.1002/slct.201801467

Synthesis Route to Pyrrolones from α-Cyano α,β-Unsaturated Ketones and α-Isocyano Esters by Oxidative Dearomatization of 2-Aminofuran Intermediates 
     Anil K. Mahida And Someshwar B. Kale and Utpal Das. Eur. J. Org. Chem.,20172017, 6427-6433
     DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201701194



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

 Dr. Utpal Das 
Scientist, Organic Chemistry Division
(Room 211, 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 / dutpal10@gmail.com