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Dr. Anil Kumar

Innovate. Achieve. Lead


K  Parang, G Sun, Anil Kumar, NH Nam, Y Wang, G Ye, Bisubstrate inhibitors of Src  tyrosine kinases and therapeutic agents, Patent No WO 2005117932, 2005.

Book Chapter

Anil Kumar, SR Meneni, Recent Synthetic Methodologies for Furan Derivatives in “Modern Approaches to the Synthesis of O-  and N- Heterocycles” Chapter 2, Vol. 1, Ed Teodoro S. Kaufman and Enrique L Larghi; Research Signpost, 2007.

Anil Kumar, Y Wang, G Sun, K Parang, Bivalent Ligand Inhibitors of Src Kinases in “New Trends in Heterocyclic Chemistry” Chapter 19, Ed. DC Gautam, N Gautam, V Gautam, RBSA Publishers, 2012. 

Research Papers in Referred Journals


164) VN Shinde,TK Roy, S Jaspal, DS Nipate, N Meena, K Rangan, D Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rh(III)-Catalyzed annulation of 2-arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines with maleimides: synthesis of 1H-benzo[e]pyrido-[1',2':1,2]imidazo[4,5-g]isoindole-1,3(2H)-diones and their photophysical studies, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020 (accepted for revision).

163) S Jaspal, VN Shinde, N Meena, DS Nipate, K Rangan, Anil Kumar, Metal-free, benzoylation of imidazoheterocycles by oxidative decarboxylation of arylglyoxylic acids, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020 (accepted for revision).

162) Saroj, K Rangan and Anil Kumar, A facile synthesis of 3-(arylthio)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-2(3H)-ones from 2-aminopyridinium bromides and sodium arenesulfinates, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, (accepted).

161) OPS Patel, NK Nandwana, LJ Legoabe, BC Das, Anil Kumar, Recent advances in radical C-H bond functionalization of imidazoheterocycles, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2020 (in press).

160) K Pandey, VN Shinde, K Rangan, Anil Kumar, KOH-mediated intramolecular amidation and sulfenylation: A direct approach to access 3-(arylthio)imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-2-ols, Tetrahedron, 2020, 76, 131499.

159) N Meena, S Sharma, R Bhatt, VN Shinde, AP Sunda, N Bhuvanesh, Anil Kumar, H Joshi, A selenium-coordinated palladium(II) trans-dichloride molecular rotor as a catalyst for site-selective annulations of 2-arylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 10223-10226.

158) OPS Patel, S Jaspal, VN Shinde, NK Nandwana, K Rangan, Anil Kumar, Phenyliodine(III) diacetate-mediated 1,2-ipso-migration in Mannich bases of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines: Preparation of N-acetoxymethyl/alkoxymethyl-N-arylimidazo-[1,2-a]pyridine-3-amines, J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 7309-7321.

157) VN Shinde, N Bhuvanesh, Anil Kumar, H Joshi, Design and syntheses of palladium complexes of NNN/CNN pincer ligands: catalyst for cross dehydrogenative coupling reaction of heteroarenes, Organometallics 2020, 39, 2, 324-333.

156) NK Nandwana, S Dhiman, VN Shinde, U Beifuss, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of π-expanded azole-fused imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives and their photophysical properties, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 2576-2582.


155) Saroj, OPS Patel, K. Rangan, Anil Kumar, Metal-free unprecedented synthesis of pyridin-2-yl ureas from 2-aminopyridinium salts, Tetrahedron Lett. 2019, 63, 150939

154) NK Nandwana, OPS Patel, MR Srivathsa, Anil Kumar, Dual role of glyoxal in metal-free dicarbonylation reaction: Synthesis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical dicarbonyl imidazoheterocycles, ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 10140-10150.

153) OPS Patel, S Dhiman, S Khan, VN Shinde, S Jaspal, MR Srivathsa, PN.Jha, Anil Kumar, A straightforward TBHP-mediated synthesis of 2-amidobenzoic acids from 2-arylindoles and their antimicrobial activity, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 5962-5970.

152) HK Saini, S Dhiman, NK Nandwana, K Rangan, Anil Kumar, Copper and palladium-catalyzed sequential reactions: One-pot synthesis of isoindolo[2,1-b]isoquinolin-7(5H)-ones, Org. Biomol. Chem. 201917, 4281-4290.


151) OPS Patel, NK Nandwana, AK Sah, Anil Kumar, Metal-free synthesis of aminomethylated imidazoheterocycles: dual role of tert-butyl hydroperoxide as both an oxidant and a methylene source, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 8620–8628.

150) NK Nandwana, RP Singh, OPS Patel, S Dhiman, HK Saini, PN Jha, Anil Kumar Design and synthesis of imidazo/benzimidazo[1,2-c]quinazoline derivatives and evaluation of their antimicrobial activity, ACS Omega, 2018, 3, 16338-16346.

149) MVSK Chaitanya, PO Venkataramana Reddy; N Kumar, Anil Kumar, K Shah, Synthesis and anticancer activity studies of indolylisoxazoline analogues, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2018, 28, 2842-2845.

148) VN Shinde, S Dhiman, R Krishnan, D Kumar, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of imidazopyridine-fused indoles via one-pot sequential Knoevenagel condensation and cross dehydrogenative coupling, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 6123-6132.

147) R Gujjarappa, SK Maity, CK Hazra, N Vodnala, S Dhiman, Anil Kumar, U Beifuss, CC Malakar, Divergent synthesis of quinazolines using organocatalytic domino strategies under aerobic conditions, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2018, 4628-4638.

146) K Pandey, K Rangan, Anil Kumar, One-pot tandem amidation, Knoevenagel condensation, and palladium-catalyzed Wacker type oxidation/C–O coupling: synthesis of chromeno-annulated imidazopyridines, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 8026-8035.

145) S Dhiman, NK Nandwana, HK Saini, D Kumar, K Rangan, KN Robertson, M Jha, Anil Kumar, Nickel-catalyzed tandem cross-aldol/intramolecular direct arylation: Synthesis of pyrazolo[5,1-a]isoquinoline derivatives, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2018, 360, 1973-1983.


144) HK Saini, NK Nandwana, S Dhiman, K Rangan and Anil Kumar, Sequential copper-catalyzed Sonogashira coupling, hydroamination and palladium-catalyzed intramolecular direct arylation: Synthesis of azepino-fused isoindolinones, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 7277–7282.

143) NK Nandwana, VN Shinde, HK Saini, Anil Kumar, Copper-catalysed one-pot tandem reactions for the synthesis of imidazo[1,2-c][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]quinazolines, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 6445–6449.

142) S. Dhiman, S. Rhode, D. Kumar, Anil Kumar, M. Jha, Copper-catalyzed tandem imine formation, Sonogashira coupling and intramolecular hydroamination: A facile synthesis of 3-aryl-γ‒carbolines, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 8922–8926.

141) S Dhiman, NK Nandwana, S Dhayal, HK Saini, D Kumar, Anil Kumar, A facile synthesis of quinazolin-4(3H)-ones via copper-catalyzed one-pot, three-component tandem reaction, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 8016– 8019.

140) GM Shelke, Anil Kumar, Sc(OTf)3-catalyzed oligomerization of indole: One pot synthesis of 2-(2,2-bis(indol-3-yl)ethyl)anilines and 3-(indolin-2-yl)indoles, Synthesis 2017, 49, 4321-4326.

139) MP Tantak, L Klingler, V Arun, Anil Kumar, R Sadana, D Kumar, Design and synthesis of bis(indolyl)ketohydrazide-hydrazones: Identification of potent and selective novel tubulin inhibitors, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2017, 136, 184-194.

138) K Pandey, S Choudhary, Saroj, Anil Kumar, A facile and convenient synthesis of chromenes using reusable sulfonic acid functionalized imidazolium salt, ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 4452–4455.

137) M Jha, S Dhiman, T. S. Cameron, D. Kumar, Anil Kumar, Au-catalyzed synthesis of thiopyrano[2,3-b]indoles featuring tandem rearrangement and hydroarylation, Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 2038-2041.

136) S Budania, GM Shelke, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of 3-alkenylated indole and bis(indol-3-yl) derivatives catalyzed by sulfonic acid functionalized ionic liquid under ultrasound irradiation, Synth. Commun. 2017, 47, 646-654.

135) S Choudhary, K Pandey, Saroj, Anil Kumar, Functionalized ionic liquid-assisted chromatography-free synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes, Mol. Divers. 2017, 21, 155-162.

134) MP Tantak, DD Mukherjee, Anil Kumar, G Chakrabarti, D Kumar, A facile and microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of 2-arylamino-4-(3′-indolyl)-thiazoles as apoptosis inducing cytotoxic agents, Anticancer Agents Med. Chem., 2017, 17, 442-455.

133) NK Nandwana, S Dhiman, HK Saini, I Kumar, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of quinazolinones, imidazo[1,2-c]quinazolines and imidazo[4,5-c]quinolines through tandem reductive amination of aryl halides and oxidative amination of C(sp3)-H bond, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 514–522.


132 Ruthenium(II) catalyzed regioselective o-amidation of imidazo-heterocycles with isocyanates, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 12340–12349.

131. P Kaswan, G. M. Shelke, V. Kameswara Rao, Anil Kumar, Hydroxy-group-facilitated vinylic iodination of ortho-vinylnaphthols using molecular iodine, Synlett, 2016, 27, 2553-2556.

130   R Sakhuja, K Pericherla, K Bajaj, B Khungar, Anil Kumar, Ytterbium triflate catalyzed synthesis of heterocycles, Synthesis, 2016, 48, 4305-4346.

129   MP Tantak, DD Mukherjee, Anil Kumar, G Chakrabarti, D Kumar, A facile and microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of 2-arylamino-4-(3′-indolyl)-thiazoles as apoptosis inducing cytotoxic agents, Anticancer Agents Med Chem, 2016, 16, 1-14.

128   P Kaswan, NK Nandwana, B DeBoef, Anil Kumar, Vanadyl acetylacetonate catalyzed methylenation of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines by using dimethylacetamide as a methylene source: Direct access to bis(imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-yl)methanes, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2016, 358, 2108–2115.

127   GM Shelke, M Jha and Anil Kumar, Synthesis of indole-annulated sulfur heterocycles using copper-catalysed C-N coupling and palladium-catalysed direct arylation, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 3450–3458.

126   S Dhiman, HK Saini, NK Nandwana, D Kumar, Anil Kumar, Copper-catalyzed synthesis of quinoline derivatives via tandem Knoevenagel condensation, amination and cyclization, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 23987–23994.

125   NK Nandwana, S Dhiman, G Shelke, Anil Kumar, Copper-catalyzed tandem Ullmann type C–N coupling and dehydrative cyclization: Synthesis of imidazo[1,2-c]quinazolines, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14, 1736–1741.

124   SM Abdul Shakoor, DS Agarwal, Anil Kumar, R Sakhuja, Copper catalyzed direct aerobic double-oxidative cross-dehydrogenative coupling of imidazoheterocycles with aryl acetaldehydes: An articulate approach for dicarbonylation at C-3 position, Tetrahedron, 2016, 72, 645–652.

123   N Baig, GM Shelke, Anil Kumar, AK Sah, Selective synthesis of bis(indolyl)methanes under solvent free condition using glucopyranosylamine derived cis-dioxo Mo(VI) complex as an efficient catalyst, Catal. Lett. 2016, 146, 333–337.


122.  M Rathore, A Dalvi, Anil Kumar, W Slubowska, JL Nowinski, Ionic liquid dispersed Li+ ion oxide glasses and glass-ceramics: Assessment of electrical transport and thermal stability, Solid State Ionics, 2015, 282, 76-81.

121.  P Kaswan, A Porter, K Pericherla, M Simone, S Peters, Anil Kumar, B DeBoef, Oxidative cross-coupling of sp3 and sp2-hybridized C–H bonds: The vanadium catalyzed aminomethylation of imadazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Org. Lett. 2015, 17, 5208–5211.

120 SM Abdul Shakoor, S Choudhary, K Bajaj, MK Muthyala, Anil Kumar, R Sakhuja, Imidazolium-supported benzotriazole: An efficient and recoverable activating reagent for amide, ester and thioester bond formation in water, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 82199-82207

119   VK Rao, P Kaswan, K Parang, Anil Kumar, Indium triflate catalyzed microwave-assisted alkenylation of methoxyphenols: synthesis of indenes and chromenes, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 11072-11077.

118   HK Saini, P Kaswan, K Pericherla, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of naphtho-fused imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines via copper catalyzed cascade reactions, Asian J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4, 1380–1385.

117   VK Rao, P Kaswan, GM Shelke, A Ryan, M Jha, Anil Kumar, Iodine-mediated microwave assisted synthesis of 2-arylnaphthofurans via cyclization of 1-(1′-arylvinyl)-2-naphthols, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 3990-3996

116.  RP Singh, GM Shelke, Anil Kumar, PN Jha, Biochemistry and Genetics of ACC deaminase: A weapon to stress ethylene produced in plants, Front. Microbiol. 2015, 6, 937.

115.  D Kumar, MP  Tantak, J Wang, Anil Kumar, K Shah, RP Singh, 2-(3′-Indolyl)-N-arylthiazole-4-carboxamides: Synthesis and evaluation of antibacterial and anticancer activities, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2015, 25, 4225-4231.

114. HK Saini, S Dhiman, K Pericherla, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of imidazo[1,2-f]phenanthridines through palladium-catalyzed intramolecular C–C bond formation, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 3727-3732.

113. S Choudhary, Saroj, K Pandey, Anil Kumar, ionic liquid-supported benzyl azide: An efficient soluble scavenger for alkynes, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 67049-67053.

112. D Kumar, B Mishra, KP Chandra Shekar, SB Khandagale, MP Tantak, Anil Kumar, I Takeo, K Tanabe, E Kusaka, K Akamatsu, Synthesis of meso-(4′-cyanophenyl) porphyrins: efficient photocytotoxicity against A549 cancer cells and their DNA interactions, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 53618-53622.

111. P Khedar, K Pericherla, RP Singh, PN Jha, Anil Kumar, Click chemistry inspired synthesis of piperazine-triazole derivatives and evaluation of their antimicrobial activities, Med. Chem. Res. 2015, 24, 3117–3126.

110.  R Sakhuja, SM Abdul Shakoor, S Kumari, Anil Kumar, Microwave-assisted expedite synthesis of 2-phenylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridylquinoxalin-2(1H)-ones, J. Heterocyclic Chem. 2015, 15, 773–779.

109. M Jha, GM Shelke, TS Cameron, Anil Kumar, Access to substituted dihydrothiopyrano[2,3-b]indoles via sequential rearrangements during s-alkylation and au-catalyzed hydroarylation on indoline-2-thiones, J. Org. Chem. 201580, 5272–5278.

108.  K Pericherla, P Kaswan, K. Pandey, Anil Kumar, Recent developments in the synthesis of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Synthesis, 2015, 47, 887-912.

107.  K Pandey, S Choudhary, MK Muthyala, Anil Kumar, Imidazolium salt-supported mukaiyama reagent: An efficient condensation reagent for amide bond formation, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 13797-13804.

106. K Pericherla, GM Shelke, YC Kothari, Anil Kumar Yb(OTf)3-catalyzed Mannich reaction of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine and pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines, Indian J. Chem. 2015, 54B, 290-300.

105. N Nandwana, K Pericherla, P Kaswan, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of novel azole fused-quinazolines via one-pot sequential Ullmann type coupling and intramolecular dehydrogenative C−N bonding, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 2947-2950.

104. P Kaswan, K Pericherla, D Purohit, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of 5,7-diarylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines via KOH mediated tandem reaction of 1H-pyrazol-3-amines and chalcones, Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56, 549–553.

103.  GM Shelkea, VK Rao, M Jha, TS Cameron, Anil Kumar, Microwave assisted catalyst-free synthesis of substituted 1,2,4-triazoles, Synlett, 2015, 26,404-407.

102.  P Kaswan, K Pericherla, HK Saini, Anil Kumar, One-pot, three component tandem reaction of 2-aminopyridines, acetophenones and aldehydes: synthesis of 3-aroylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 3670–3677.

101.  A Jha, Y Yadav, AB Naidu, VK Rao, Anil Kumar, VS Parmar, WJ MacDonald, CKL Too, J Balzarini, CJ Barden, TS Cameron, Design, synthesis and bioevaluation of novel 6-(4-hydroxypiperidino)naphthalen-2-ol-based potential selective estrogen receptor modulators for breast cancer, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2015, 92, 103-114.


100. P Kaswan, K Pericherla, Rajnikant, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of 3-aroylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridines via CuCl2 catalyzed tandem dual carbon-nitrogen bonding, Tetrahedron 2014, 45, 8539–8544.

99. BS Chhikara, MS Rao, VK Rao, Anil Kumar, KW Buckheit, RW Buckheit Jr., K Parang, Carbocyclodipeptides as modified nucleosides: Synthesis and anti-HIV activities, Can. J. Chem. 2014, 92, 1145-1149.

98. S Choudhary, MK Muthyala, Anil Kumar, Ionic liquid phase synthesis (IoLiPS) of 2-aminothiazoles and imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 47368-47372.

97. B S Chhikara, S Kumar, N Jain, A Kumar, R Kumar, Perspectivity of bifunctional chelating in chemical, biological and biomedical applications, Chem. Biol. Lett. 2014, 1, 77103

96. S Dhiman, K Pericherla, N Nandwana, D Kumar, A Kumar, Synthesis of aza-fused isoquinolines through domino crossed-aldol condensation and palladium catalyzed intramolecular direct arylation J. Org. Chem. 2014, 79, 7399-7404.

95. P Nehra, B Khungar, K Pericherla, S C Sivasubramanian, A Kumar, Imidazolium ionic liquid-tagged palladium complex: An efficient catalyst for the heck and suzuki reaction in aqueous medium, Green Chem. 2014, 16, 4266-4271.

94. GM. Shelke, VK Rao, K Pericherla, Anil Kumar, An efficient and facile synthesis of vinyl sulfones via microwave-assisted copper triflate catalyzed hydrosulfonylation of alkynes, Synlett 2014, 25, 2345-2349.

93. M Jha, GM Shelke, K Pericherla, Anil Kumar, Microwave assisted copper triflate-catalyzed rapid hydration of aryl acetylenes, Tetrahedron Lett. 2014, 55, 4814–4816.

92. A. Nasrolahi Shirazi, R. Tiwari, D. Oh, B. Sullivan, Brian; A. Kumar, Y. Beni, K. Parang, Cyclic peptide-selenium nanoparticles as drug transporters, Mol. Pharm. 2014, 11, 3631-3641.

91. MK Muthyala, K Velisetti, K Parang and Anil Kumar, Advances in functionalized ionic liquids as reagents and scavengers in organic synthesis, Curr. Org. Chem. 2014, 18, 2530 -2554 [Invited review].

90. S Choudhary, MK Muthyala, K Parang and Anil Kumar, Ionic liquid-supported sulfonyl hydrazine: A useful reagent for traceless synthesis of pyrazoles, Org. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 683-688 [Invited article].

89. M Jha, GM Shelke, Anil Kumar, Catalyst-free one-pot tandem reduction of oxo- and ene-/yne- functionalities by hydrazine: Synthesis of substituted oxindoles from isatins, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 3334-3336.

88. M Rathore, A Dalvi and A Kumar, Li2SO4-Li2O-P2O5 Ionic glass dispersed with [Bmim][PF6] ionic liquid: Electrical transport and thermal stability investigations, AIP Conf. Proc. 2014, 1591, 702-704.

87. N Gupta, M Rathore, A Dalvi and A Kumar, Enhanced electrical transport in ionic liquid dispersed TMAI-PEO solid polymer electrolyte, AIP Conf. Proc. 2014, 1591, 1358.

86. MK Muthyala, S Choudhary, K Pandey, GM Shelke, M Jha, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of ionic liquid-supported diaryliodonium salts, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2365–2370.

85. R Sakhuja, K Bajaj, SM Abdul Shakoor, Anil Kumar, Microwave-assisted synthesis of benzo-fused seven-membered azaheterocycles, Mini-Rev. Org. Chem. 2014, 11, 55-72.

84. P Khedar, K Pericherla, and Anil Kumar, Copper triflate: An efficient catalyst for direct conversion of secondary alcohols into azides, Synlett, 2014, 25, 515-518.

83. MK Muthyala, S Choudhary, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of ionic liquid-supported hypervalent iodine reagent and its application as ‘catch and release’ reagent for α-substituted ketones, RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 14297-14303.


82. N Suresh, H N Nagesh, KVG Chandra Sekhar, Anil Kumar, AN Shirazi, K Parang, Synthesis of novel ciprofloxacin analogues and evaluation of their anti-proliferative effect on human cancer cell lines, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2013, 23, 6292–6295.

81. Pinku Kaswan, Kasiviswanadharaju Pericherla, and Anil Kumar, Ligand free copper-catalyzed ullmann type C-N coupling: Regioselective synthesis of azole substituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Synlett, 2013, 24, 2751–2757.

80. G Shelke VK Rao, R Tiwari, BS Chhikara, K Parang and Anil Kumar Bismuth triflate-catalyzed condensation of indoles with acetone, RSC Advances20133, 22346–22352.

79. K Pericherla, Pinku, Poonam Khedar, Bharti Khungar, Keykavous Parang and Anil Kumar, Copper catalyzed tandem oxidative C–H amination/cyclizations: Direct access to imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines RSC Advances2013, 3, 18923-18930.

78. D Kumar, BA Mishra, KP Chandra Shekar, Anil Kumar, K Akamatsu, R Kurihara, T Ito, Novel porphyrin-psoralen conjugates: synthesis, DNA interaction and cytotoxicity studies, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2013, 11, 6675–6679.

77. D Kumar, MP Tantak, Anil Kumar, B Noel, K Shah, Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-arylamino-5-(3'-indolyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles as new potent cytotoxic agents, ChemMedChem, 2013, 8, 1468–1474.

76. K Pericherla, A Jha, B Khungar and Anil Kumar Copper-catalyzed tandem azide-alkyne cycloaddition, Ullmann type C-N coupling and intramolecular direct arylation, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4304–4307.

75. K Pericherla, Anil Kumar, A Jha, Povarov-reductive amination cascade to access 6-aminoquinolines and anthrazolines, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4078–4081.

74. K Pericherla, VK  Rao, RK Tiwari; N  DaSilva, KT Mccaffrey, Y Ahmadibeni, A González-Sarrías, NP Seeram, K Parang, Anil  Kumar, Synthesis and antiproliferative activities of quebecol and its analogs, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2013, 23, 5329–5331.

73. Anil Kumar, G Ye, X Gu, Y Wang, G Sun, K Parang, Synthesis of pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives and evaluation of their Src kinase inhibitory activities, Chem. Bio. Interface 20133, 264-269.

72. Anil Kumar, VK Rao, R Tiwari, BS Chhikara, AN Shirazi, K Parang, Copper triflate-mediated synthesis of 1,3,5-triarylpyrazoles in [bmim][PF6] ionic liquid and evaluation of their anticancer activities, RSC Advances2013, 3, 15346-15403.

71. VK Rao, G Shelke, R Tiwari, K Parang, Anil Kumar, A simple and efficient synthesis of 2,3-diarylnaphtho-furans using sequential hydroarylation/Heck-oxyarylation, Org. Lett. 201315, 2190-2193.

70. B Mishra, KP Chandra Shekar, Anil Kumar, S Phukan, S Mitra, D Kumar, Facile synthesis, characterization and fluorescence studies of novel porphyrin appended thiazoles, J. Heterocyclic Chem. 201350, 125-128.

69. K Pericherla, P Khedar, B Khungar, Anil Kumar, One-pot sequential C-N coupling and cross dehydrogenative couplings: Synthesis of novel azole fused imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 2924-2926.

68. D Kumar, BA Mishra, KP Chandra Shekar, Anil Kumar, K Akamatsu, E Kusaka, T Ito, Remarkable photocytotoxicity of a novel triazole–linked cationic porphyrin–β–carboline conjugate, Chem. Commun. 201349, 683-685.

67. S Phukan, B Mishra, KP Chandra Shekar, Anil Kumar, D Kumar, S Mitra, Fluorescence spectroscopic studies on substituted porphyrins in homogeneous solvents and cationic micellar medium, J. Luminescence 2013, 134, 232-239.


66. Anil Kumar, MS Rao, An expeditious and greener one-pot synthesis of 4H-chromenes catalyzed by Ba(OTf)2 in PEG-water, Green Chem. Lett. Rev. 2012, 5, 283-290.

65. K Pericherla, P Khedar, B Khungar, Anil Kumar, Click chemistry inspired structural modification of azole antifungal agents to synthesize novel “drug like” molecules, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 6761-6764.

64. P Khedar, K Pericherla, Anil Kumar, Exploration of CuAAC reaction for the synthesis of novel 3-(triazol-1-yl)methyl-imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines, Synlett 2012, 2609-2614.

63. MS Rao, BS Chhikara, R Tiwari, AN Shirazi, K Parang, Anil Kumar, A greener synthesis of 2-aminochromenes in ionic liquid and evaluation of their antiproliferative activities, Chem. Bio. Interface 2012, 2, 362-372.

62. Anil Kumar, MK Muthyala, S Choudhary, RK Tiwari, K Parang,  Ionic liquid as soluble support for synthesis of 1,2,3-thiadiazoles and 1,2,3-selenadiazoles, J. Org. Chem. 201277, 9391−9396.

61. MK Muthyala, S Choudhary, Anil Kumar, Synthesis of ionic liquid-supported sulfonyl azide and its application in diazotransfer reaction, J. Org. Chem. 201277, 8787-8791.

60. M Rathore, A Dalvi, Anil Kumar, Ionic liquid [Bmim][BF4] - glass composites for solid state battery applications, Int. J. Phy. Math. Sci. 2012, 2(S1), 1-5.

59. D Kumar, KP Chandrashekar, B Mishra, Anil Kumar, K Akamatsu, E Kusaka, T Ito, A facile synthesis and cytotoxicity of a novel porphyrin-cryptolepine conjugate, Chem. Bio. Interface 20122, 112-114.

58. MK Muthyala, Anil Kumar, A novel and efficient one pot synthesis of 2,4-disubstituted thiazoles and oxazoles using PTT in ionic liquid, J. Heterocyclic Chem. 2012, 49, 959-964.

57. B Khungar, MS Rao, K Pericherla, P Nehra, N Jain, J Panwar, Anil Kumar, Synthesis, characterization and microbiocidal studies of novel ionic liquid tagged Schiff bases, C. R. Chimie 2012, 15, 669-674.

56. Anil Kumar, MK Muthyala, BS Chhikara, K Parang, Ionic liquid supported TBD: An efficient and recyclable organocatalyst for Michael addition to α,β-unsaturated ketones, Can. J. Chem. 2012, 90, 290-297.

55. K Pericherla, B Khungar, Anil Kumar, One-pot, three-component synthesis of 1-amidomethyl-imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines catalyzed by ytterbium triflates, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 1253–1257.

54. MS Rao, BS Chhikara, R Tiwari, AN Shirazi, K Parang, Anil Kumar, Microwave-Assisted and scandium triflate catalyzed synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo[a]xanthen-11-ones, Monatsh Chem. 2012, 143, 263–268.

53. MK Muthayala, Anil Kumar, Ionic liquid supported aldehyde: A highly efficient scavenger for primary amines, ACS Comb. Sci. 2012, 14, 5-9.

52. MK Muthyala, BS Chhikara, K Parang, Anil Kumar, Ionic liquid-supported synthesis of sulfonamides and carboxamides, ACS Comb. Sci. 2012, 14, 60−65.

51. VK Rao, BS Chhikara, R Tiwari, AN Shirazi, K Parang, Anil Kumar, One-pot regioselective synthesis of tetrahydroindazolones and evaluation of their anticancer and Src kinase inhibition activities, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2012, 22, 410–414.

50. K Soni, Anil Kumar, AK Sah, Saccharide derived dinuclear Cu(II) complex: An efficient catalyst for oxidation of catechol and benzylic alcohols, Catal. Commun. 2012, 17, 95–98.


49. VK Rao, MS Rao, Anil Kumar, Ytterbium(III) triflate: An efficient and simple catalyst for isomerization of 2´-hydroxychalcone and 2´-aminochalcones in ionic liquid, J. Heterocyclic Chem. 2011, 48, 1356-1360.

48. VK Rao, MS Rao, N Jain, J Panwar, Anil Kumar, Silver triflate catalyzed synthesis of 3-aminoalkylated indoles and evaluation of their antibacterial activities, Org. Med. Chem. Lett. 2011, 1, 10.

47. Anil Kumar, MK Muthyala, 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium p-toluenesulfinate: A novel reagent for synthesis of β-ketosulfones in ionic liquid, Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5368–5370.

46. VK Rao, BS Chhikara, AN Shirazi, R Tiwari, K Parang, Anil Kumar, 3-Substitued indoles: One-pot synthesis and evaluation of anticancer and Src kinase inhibitory activities, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.2011, 21, 3511-3514.

45. Anil Kumar, VK Rao, Microwave-assisted and Yb(OTf)3 promoted one-pot multicomponent synthesis of substituted quinolines in ionic liquid, Synlett 2011, 2157-2162.

44. MK Muthyala, VK Rao, Anil Kumar, Cu(OTf)catalyzed synthesis of bis(5-methyl-2-furyl)methanes by condensation of 2-methylfuran with carbonyl compounds under solvent free conditions, Chin. J. Chem.2011, 29, 1483–1488.

43. Anil Kumar, MS Rao, V Mehta, A simple and efficient bromoazidation of alkenes using PTT and TMSN3in ionic liquid, Indian J. Chem. 2011, 50B, 1123-1127.

42. VK Rao, MM Kumar, Anil Kumar, An efficient and simple synthesis of tetraketones catalysed by Yb(OTf)3-SiO2 under solvent free conditions, Indian J. Chem. 2011, 50B, 1128-1135.

41. BS Chhikara, NS Jean, D Mandal, Anil Kumar, K Parang, Fatty-acyl amide derivatives of doxorubicin: Synthesis and in vitro anticancer activities, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2011, 46, 2037-2042.

40. Anil Kumar, I Ahmad, BS Chhikara, R Tiwari, D Mandal, K Parang, Synthesis of 3-phenylpyrazolopyrimidine-1,2,3-triazole conjugates and evaluation of their Src kinase inhibitory and anticancer activities, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2011, 21, 1342-1346.

39. D Kumar, VB Reddy, Anil Kumar, D Mandal, R Tiwari, K Parang, Click chemistry inspired one-pot synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles and their Src kinase inhibitory activity, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2011, 21, 449-452.


38. KP Chandra Shekar, B Mishra, Anil Kumar, S Phukan, S Phukan Mitra, D Kumar, Synthesis and fluorescence studies of porphyrin appended 1,3,4-oxadiazoles, J. Porphyrin Phthalocyanines 2010, 14, 1034-1039.

37. HK Agarwal, Anil Kumar, GF Doncel, K Parang Synthesis, antiviral and contraceptive activities of nucleoside–sodium cellulose sulfate acetate and succinate conjugates, Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2010, 20, 6993–6997.

36. Anil Kumar, MS Rao, VK Rao, Sodium dodecyl sulfate-assisted synthesis of 1-(benzothiazolylamino)methyl-2-naphthols in water, Aust. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 1538–1540.

35. Anil Kumar, MS Rao, VK Rao, Cerium triflate: An efficient and recyclable catalyst for chemoselective thioacetalization of carbonyl compounds under solvent-free conditions, Aust. J. Chem. 2010, 63, 135-140.

34. D. Kumar, S Sundaree, G Patel, Anil Kumar, A novel and short synthesis of naturally occurring 5-(3'-indolyl)oxazoles, J. Heterocyclic Chem. 2010, 47, 1425-1428.


33. D Kumar, G Patel, Anil Kumar and RK Roy, Ionic liquid catalyzed expeditious synthesis of 2-aryl-2,3-dihydroquinolin-4(1H)-ones and 2-aryl-2,3-dihydro-4H-chromen-4-ones under microwave irradiation,J. Heterocycl. Chem. 2009, 46, 791.

32. MS Rao, I Ahmad, B Khungar, Anil Kumar, A simple and facile synthesis of b-amidoalkyl naphthols catalyzed by ytterbium triflate in ionic liquid, Can. J. Chem. 2009, 87, 714.

31. Anil Kumar, MS Rao, I Ahmad, B Khungar, An efficient and simple one-pot synthesis of b-acetamido ketones catalyzed by ytterbium triflate in ionic liquid, Aus. J. Chem. 2009, 62, 322.

30. Anil Kumar, I Ahmad, MS Rao, Yb(OTf)3 Immobilized in [bmim][BF4]: A simple and efficient catalyst for thia-Michael addition to a,b-unsaturated ketones, J. Sulfur Chem. 2009, 30, 570.

29. Anil Kumar, I Ahmad, MS Rao, G Patel, D Kumar, An efficient PTT-mediated synthesis of a-azidoketones in ionic liquids, Indian J. Chem. 2009, 48B, 611.


28. Anil Kumar, I Ahmed, MS Rao, Ytterbium triflate catalyzed synthesis of calix[4]pyrroles in ionic liquids,Can. J. Chem. 2008, 86, 899-902.

27. S Penugonda, Anil Kumar, HK Agarwal, K Parang, R Mehvar, Synthesis and in vitro characterization of novel dextran-methylprednisolone conjugates with peptide linkers: Effects of linker length on hydrolytic and enzymatic release of methylprednisolone and its peptidyl intermediates, J. Pharm. Sci. 2008, 97, 2649-2664.


26. KC Chimalakonda, HK Agarwal, Anil Kumar, K Parang, R Mehvar, Synthesis, analysis, in vitro characterization, and in vivo disposition of a lamivudine-dextran conjugate for selective antiviral delivery to the liver, Bioconjugate Chem. 2007, 18, 2097-2108.

25. Anil Kumar, Y Wang, X Lin, G Sun, K Parang, Synthesis and evaluation of 3-phenylpyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-peptide conjugates as Src kinase inhibitors, ChemMedChem 2007, 2, 1346-1360.

24. G Ye, NH Nam, Anil Kumar, A Saleh, DB Shenoy, MM Amiji, X Lin, G Sun, K Parang, Synthesis and evaluation of tripodal peptide analogues for cellular delivery of phosphopeptides, J. Med. Chem. 2007, 50, 3604-3617.

23. Anil Kumar, Epoxidation of alkenes with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by 1-methyl-3-butylimidazolium decatungstate in ionic liquid, Catal. Commun. 2007, 8, 913-916.

22. Anil Kumar, N Jain, SMS Chauhan, Biomimetic oxidation of veratryl alcohol with H2O2 catalyzed by iron(III) porphyrins and HRP in ionic liquid, Synlett 2007, 411-414.


21. X Gu, Y Wang, Anil Kumar, X Lin, G Ye, G Sun, K Parang, Design and evaluation of hydroxamate derivatives as metal-mediated inhibitors of a protein tyrosine kinase, J. Med. Chem. 2006, 49, 7532-7539

20. Anil Kumar, G Ye, Y Ahmadibeni, K Parang, Synthesis of polymer-bound 4-acetoxy-3-phenylbenzaldehyde derivatives: Applications in solid-phase organic synthesis, J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 7915-7918

19. Anil Kumar, G Ye, Y Wang, X Lin, G Sun, K Parang, Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of linear and conformationally constrained peptide analogs of CIYKYY as Src tyrosine kinase inhibitors, J. Med. Chem. 2006, 49, 3395-3401.

18. Anil Kumar, SMS Chauhan, Reduction of carbonyl compounds with sodium borohydride in the presence of clays in aprotic solvents, Indian J. Chem. 2006, 45B, 1038-1041.


17. MK Ayrapetov, NH Nam, G Ye, Anil Kumar, K Parang, Sun G. Functional diversity of Csk, Chk, and Src SH2 domains due to a single residue variation, J. Biol. Chem. 2005, 280, 25780-25787.

16. C Angrish, Anil Kumar, SMS Chauhan, Microwave-assisted aromatic nucleophilic substitution reaction of chloronitrobenzenes with amines in ionic liquids, Indian J. Chem. 2005, 44B, 1515-1518.

15. N Jain, Anil Kumar, SMS Chauhan, Synthesis of transition metal porphyrins from free-base 5,10,15,20-tetraarylporphyrins under microwave irradiation in ionic liquids, Synth. Commun. 2005, 35, 1223-1230.

14. N Jain, Anil Kumar, SMS Chauhan, Metalloporphyrin and heteropoly acid catalyzed oxidation of C=NOH bonds in ionic liquids: Biomimetic models of Nitric Oxide Synthase, Tetrahedron Lett. 2005, 46, 2599-2602.

13. N Jain, Anil Kumar, S Chauhan, SMS Chauhan, Chemical and biochemical transformations in ionic liquids, Tetrahedron 2005, 61, 1015-1060,

12. BS Chhikara, S Tehlan, Anil Kumar, 1-Methyl-3-butylimidazolium decatungstate in ionic liquid: An efficient catalyst for the oxidation of alcohols, Synlett 2005, 63-66.

11. Anil Kumar, N Jain, S Rana, SMS Chauhan, Ytterbium(III) triflate in ionic liquids: An efficient catalyst for conversion of carbonyl compounds into 1,3-oxathiolanes, Synlett 2004, 2785-2787.

10. Anil Kumar, N Jain, SMS Chauhan, Oxidation of benzylic alcohols to carbonyl compounds with potassium permanganate in ionic liquids, Synth. Commun. 2004, 34, 2835-2842.

9. SMS Chauhan, Anil Kumar, KA Srinivas, β-polynitration of 5,10,15,20-tetra(2,6'-dichlorophenyl)porphyrins using HNO3 and Cu(NO2)3 on clays under microwave irradiation, Synth. Commun. 2004, 34, 2673-2680.

8.  SMS Chauhan, M Singh, Anil Kumar, Isolation and characterization of selected secondary metabolites from dry leaves of Quercus Semicarpifolia, Indian J. Chem. 2004, 43B, 223-226.

7.  SMS Chauhan, Anil Kumar, KA Srinivas, MK Mishra, Effect of chain length on the aggregation of 5,10,15-tris(1-methylpyridinium-4yl)-20-[4-(alkoxy)phenyl]-21H, 23H-poprhyrin tritosylates, Indian J. Biochem. Biophy. 2003, 40, 429-438.

6.  SMS Chauhan, Anil Kumar, KA Srinivas, Oxidation of thiols with molecular oxygen catalyzed by cobalt(II) phthalocyanines in ionic liquids, Chem. Commun. 2003, 2348-2349.

5.  SMS Chauhan, KA Srinivas, N Jain, Anil Kumar, Biomimetic oxidation of curcumin with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by 5,10,15,20-tetraarylporphyrinato(III) chlorides in dichloromethane, Chem. Pharm. Bull. 2003, 51, 1345-1347.

4.  SMS Chauhan, N Jain, Anil Kumar, KA Srinivas, Copper(I) catalyzed synthesis of diarylethers in ionic liquids under mild conditions, Synth. Commun. 2003, 33, 3607-3614.

3.  SMS Chauhan, Anil Kumar, BB Sahoo, Deprotection of 1,3-oxathiolanes to carbonyl compounds with montmorillinite K10, Indian J. Chem. 2003, 42B, 2635-2637.

2.   KA Srinivas, Anil Kumar, SMS Chuahan, Epoxidation of alkenes with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by iron(III) porphyrins in ionic liquids, Chem. Commun. 2002, 2456-2457.

1. SMS Chauhan, KA Srinivas, Anil Kumar, Biomimetic reduction of nimesulide with NaBH4 catalyzed by metalloporphyrins, Chem. Pharm. Bull. 2002, 50, 1421-1422.

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