Research Interest:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Carbohydrate chemistry (HIV, HBV)
  • Dye Sensitised Solar Cells (Centre of Excellence)
  • Total synthesis of biologically active molecules
  • Ionic liquids
  • Synthetic Methodologies

Professional Experience

  • June 2001 to present : Working as a Scientist in OCD, NCL, Pune, India.
  • June 1999 to May 2001 : Post Doctoral JSPS Fellow at The University of Tokushima, Japan.
  • June 1998 to May 1999 : Post Doctorate Associate (Dr.C.K.Chu) University of Georgia,USA.

Selected Publications

  • Magdalena Marszalek, Satyawan Nagane, Amol Ichake, Robin Humphry-Baker, Vincent Paul,* Shaik M. Zakeeruddin* and Michael Gratzel*. “Tuning spectral properties of phenothiazine based donor–p–acceptor dyes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 889-894.
  • Sanjay P. Borikar, Vincent Paul, Vedavati G. Puranik, Vilas T. Sathe, Selene Lagunas-Rivera, Mario Ordónez, “First Total Synthesis of 5-Hydroxy-3-methyl-4-propylsulfanyl-5H-furan-2-one: A Cancer Chemopreventive Agent”, Synthesis, 2011, 10, 1595-1598.
  • Borikar, S. P.; Paul V. “N-Nitrosation of secondary amines using p-TSA-NaNO2 as a novel nitrosating agent under mild conditions”, Synthetic Communications, 2010, 40, 654-660.
  • Borikar, S. P.; Daniel, T.; Paul V. “A mild, efficient and regioselective monobromination of arylamines and phenols using [BBIm]Br3 as a new reagent”, Synthetic Communications, 2010, 40, 647-653.
  • Sanjay P. Borikar, Thomas Daniel, Vincent Paul. “An efficient, rapid, and regioselective bromination of anilines and phenols with 1-butyl-3-methylpyridinium tribromide as a new reagent/solvent under mild conditions”, Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50, 1007-1009.
  • Atul R. Gholap, Vincent Paul and Kumar V. Srinivasan. “A Novel Process for the synthesis of class I antiarrhythmic agent (±) Cibenzoline and its analogues”, Synthetic Communications, 2008, 38, 2025-2036.
  • Song, G.Y.; Paul, V.; Choo, H.; Morrey, J.; Sidwell, R.W.; Schinazi, R. F.; and Chu, C.K. “Enantiomeric Synthesis of D- and L-Cyclopentenyl Nucleosides and their Antiviral Activity Against HIV and West Nile Virus”, J. Med. Chem., 2001, 44, 3985-3993).
  • Krisanu Bandyopadhyay, Murali Sastry.Vincent Paul and K. Vijaymohanan, “Formation of a Redox Active Self-Assembled Monolayer: Naphtho[1,8-cd]-1,2-dithiol on Gold”, Langmuir, 1997, 13, 866-869.
  • M. Sasidharan, Satya V. N. Raju, Vincent Paul, K.V. Srinivasan & R. Kumar, “Titanium-Silicate Molecular Sieve, TS-1, Catalysed C-C Bond Formation In Mukaiyama Type Aldol Reaction”, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun., 1996,129-130.
  • Vincent Paul. A. Sudalai, Thomas Daniel and K. V. Srinivasan. “Ultrasound Promoted Bromination of Activated Arenes with N-Bromosuccinimide”, Synthetic Commun., 1995, 25, 2401-2405.
  • Vincent Paul. A. Sudalai, Thomas Daniel and K. V. Srinivasan. “Regiospecific Bromination of Activated Aromatic Substrates with N-Bromosuccinimide over HZSM-5”, Tetrahedron Lett., 1994, 35, 7055-7056.
  • Vincent Paul. A. Sudalai, Thomas Daniel and K. V. Srinivasan. HZSM-5 Catalysed “Regiospecific Benzoylation of Activated Aromatic Compounds”,Tetrahedron Lett., 1994, 35, 2601-2602.