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Designation : Associate Professor Department : Chemistry E-Mail : alakesh@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1327, 669 1327 Fax : +91 755 669 2392

Academic Details

  • Associate Professor: Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal (Nov. 2013 - till date)
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Chemistry, IISER Bhopal (Dec. 2009 - Nov. 2013)
  • Post-Doc.: Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley (Oct. 2006- Dec. 2009). Research Advisor: Prof. Richmond Sarpong
  • Ph.D.: Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur (Sept. 2006). Thesis Advisor: Prof. Vinod K. Singh


    • The design, discovery and the development of efficient small molecule catalysts for enantioselective C-C and C-hetero bond-forming reactions and their application.!
    • Total syntheses of architecturally interesting biologically active natural products which provide an ideal platform for the invention of highly selective organic transformations.
    • http://home.iiserb.ac.in/~alakesh/researchinterests.html


    • Ghosh, S.; Bhunia, S.; Kakde B, N.; De, S.; Bisai, A.* Enantioselective Construction of Vicinal All-Carbon Quaternary Centers via Catalytic Double Asymmetric Decarboxylative Allylation. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2434-2437.
    • Kinthada L, K.; Ghosh, S.; Babu N, K.; Mohd., S.; Biswas, S.; Bisai, A.* Friedelâ��Crafts alkylations of electron-rich aromatics with 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles: scope and limitations. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 8152-8173.
    • De, S.; Mishra, S.; Kakde B, N.; Dey, D.; Bisai, A.* Expeditious Approach to Pyrrolophenanthridones, Phenanthridines, and Benzo[c]phenanthridines via Organocatalytic Direct Biaryl-Coupling Promoted by Potassium tert-Butoxide. J. Org. Chem., 2013, 78, 7823-7844.
    • Bhunia, S.; Ghosh, S.; Dey, D.; Bisai, A.* DDQ-Mediated Direct Intramolecular-Dehydrogenative Coupling (IDC): Expeditious Approach to the Tetracyclic Core of Ergot Alkaloids. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 2426-2429.
    • Ghosh, S.; De, S.; Kakde B, N.; Bhunia, S.; Adhikary, A.; Bisai, A.* Intramolecular Dehydrogenative Coupling of sp2 C-H and sp3 C-H Bonds: An Expeditious Route to 2-Oxindoles. Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 5864-5867.
    • Ghosh, S.; Kinthada L, K.; Bhunia, S.; Bisai, A.* Lewis-Acid Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Alkylations of 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles: An Efficient Approach to the Core Structure of Azonazine. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 10132-10134.
    • De, S.; Ghosh, S.; Bhunia, S.; Sheikh J, A.; Bisai, A.* Intramolecular Direct Dehydrohalide Coupling Promoted by KOtBu: Total Synthesis of Amaryllidaceae Alkaloids Anhydrolycorinone and Oxoassoanine Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 4466-4469.
    • http://home.iiserb.ac.in/~alakesh/publications.html