Anuj Sharma, PHD - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Anuj Sharma, PHD
Anuj Sharma Associate professor anuj.sharma@cy.iitr.ac.in 01332-284751
Areas of Interest
  • Visible light photoredox chemistry, oxidative cross coupling reactions, chemistry of heterocycles, medicinal chemistry, For details: http://mcl-iitr.weebly.com/
Professional Background
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2015-01-01OngoingAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2011-01-014 years Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2007-01-014 years Research Associate/research ScientistUniversity of Arizona, USA
2007-01-01Post Doc FellowKU Leuven, Belgium
2006-01-011 year Post Doc FellowUFSM
Multiple Posts
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2020-08-04OngoingFaculty Adviser (literary section), Cultural Society, IITRIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2012-01-012 years Faculty advisorCultural council
2020-08-04OngoingWarden, Ganga Bhawan, IITRIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2013-01-011 year WardenIIT Roorkee
2014-01-011 year member, DACIIT R
2020-08-04OngoingMember, Department Purchase CommiteeIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2020-08-04OngoingFaculty Adviser, Department Cognizance teamIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
2013-01-013 years member, DPCIITR
2014-01-01OngoingOC, safetyIITR
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Fellow of Royal Society of ChemistryRSC2018
DST Young Scientist awardDST2012
NIH Post Doctoral FellowshipUniversity of Arizona, USA2011
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
MScChemistryHPU Shimla2000
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Novel Mechanochemical (Ball milling) assisted synthesis of heterocyclic scaffolds and their biological evaluationCSIR2019-11-01Ongoing
Synthesis of novel heterocycles using copper catalysed strategiesScience and Engineering Research Board2015-01Ongoing
Use of Glyoxalic acids in MCR reactionsDST2012-01Ongoing
Novel heterocyclic compounds as therapeutic hits CSIR2013-01Ongoing
Preparation of novel anti-Tuberculosis chemotherapeutic agents through contemporary Synthetic interventionsOSDD2016-04-0111 months 30 days
Synthesis of Anti-malarial compoundsSRIC2012-01Ongoing
Memberships
  • Indian council of chemists, Life member
  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Royal Chemical Society, Fellow
  • Indian Chemical Society, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
MODERN ORGANIC SYNTHETIC METHODSCYN 619MScAutumn
Adv Organic ChemistryCY621(o)MSC FAutumn
Adv Analytical ChemistryCY631(A)MSC FAutumn
Pharmaceutical Organic SynthesisCYN-722MTechSpring
Organic ChemistryCYN-002BTechAutumn
Organic Chemistry-IICYN-203Integrated IInd yearAutumn
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Amar P. Pandeyvisible light photocatalysis
Sehdev KumarVisible light photocatalysis
Nihal SinghVisible light photocatalysis
Anoop SharmaVisible light photocatalysis
Jaya TripathiVisible light photocatalysis
Barkha SaxenaVisible light photocatalysis
Ajay DahiyaVisible light photocatalysis
Jitender SinghVisible light photocatalysis
Roshan PatelVisible light photocatalysis
Raman KumarVisible light photocatalysis
RajatVisible light photocatalysis
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Design and synthesis of prospective antimalarials by [4+1] multicomponent reactionManoj KumarA2011-06
Design and synthesis of prospective chemotherapeutic agentsDebasmita SahaA2012-07
Synthesis of novel heterocycles through MCR sequencesPreeti WadhwaA2013-07
Design and Synthesis of anti-cancer moleculesAnuj KumarA2013-07
Design and synthesis of novel chemotherapeutic agents through MCR sequencesSaurav BagchiA2014-07
Design and Synthesis of novel heterocycles through sustainable chemistryAbdul Kadir Shaube (under International student exchange)A2015-07
Functionalization of Csp2 bonds using transition metal free strategiesAparna MongaA2016-08
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Drug Discovery: opportunity at the bottom of the pyramidCentral University Garhwal2015-01
Annual National Conference on Science: Emerging Scenarios and Future ChallengesHim Science Congress Association2014-01
Rational Drug Design: A Paradigm of New Hope in Drug DiscoveryNIT Hamirpur2014-01
Rational Drug Design in quest for novel putative drug candidates against tropical diseasesFRI Shimla2014-01
Books Authored
  • M. Sharma, A. Sharma*, Multi-Target Drug Design Using Chem-Bioinformatic Approaches. Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Humana Press, New York, NY© 2018, 2018.
  • A. Monga, A. Sharma, Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Elsevier, 2020.
Referred Journal Papers
  • Photocatalytic carbonylation strategies: a recent trend in organic synthesis, J Singh, S Sharma, A Sharma*, ACS, 2021 , J. Org. Chem. , 86 vols , 24-48 pages
  • Visible light mediated applications of methylene blue in organic synthesis, R Patel, A Sharma, S Sharma, A Sharma*, RSC, 2021 , Org. Chem. Front. , DOI: doi.org/10.1039/D0QO01182G pages
  • Photocatalytic and photochemical generation of imidoyl radicals: synthetic applications (VIP + cover page article), S Sharma, A P Pandey, A Sharma*, Wiley, 2020 , Adv. Synth. Catal. , 362 vols , 5196–5218 pages
  • Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective C−H Arylation of Quinoline-N-Oxides at C-8 Position using Diaryliodonium Salts, S Sharma, S Kumar, A Sharma*, Wiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim, 2020 , Asian J. Org. Chem , 9 vols , 660-667 pages
  • Visible light mediated synthesis of quinolines, A Dhiya, A Monga, A Sharma*, RSC, 2021 , Org. Chem. Front. , DOI: 10.1039/D0QO01387K pages
  • Synthesis of Benzothiazoles via Photooxidative Decarboxylation of -Keto Acids, A Monga, S Bagchi, R K Soni, A Sharma*, Wiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim, 2020 , Adv Synth Catal , 362 vols , 2232-2237 pages
  • Visible-Light Mediated Photooxidative Synthesis of α-Ketoamides, A Monga, A P Pandey, A Sharma*, Wiley-VCH GmbH, Weinheim, 2019 , Adv Synth Catal , 361 vols , 3554-3559 pages
  • Recent Advances in Photocatalytic Manipulations of Rose Bengal in Organic Synthesis, S. Sharma, A Sharma*, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019 , Org. Biomol. Chem. , 17 vols , 4384-4405 pages
Refereed Journal Papers

Some Recent Publications:

  1. A multilayer screening approach toward the discovery of novel Pf-DHFR inhibitors, Sourav Bagchi, Manoj Kumar and Anuj Sharma*, Computational biology and chemistry, 2016, accepted.
  2. Isocyanide Based [4+1] Cycloaddition Reactions: An Indispensable Tool in Multi-Component Reactions (MCRs), Tanpreet Kaur, Preeti Wadhwa, Sourav Bagchi, and Anuj Sharma*, Chem Comm, 2016, accepted.
  3. Novel Furochromenone based Dual Channel Sensors for Selective Detection of Cu2 + with Potential Applications in Sample Monitoring, Membrane Sensing and Photo–printing, Manoj Kumar, Lokesh Kumar Kumawat, Vinod Kumar Gupta and Anuj Sharma* Chemistry Select, 2016, 2, 277-284.
  4. A Rapid One-Pot Five Component Sequential Access to Novel Imidazo[2,1-b]thiazinyl- a-aminophosphonates, Tanpreet Kaur, Debasmita Saha, Neetu Singh, Udai Pratap Singh and Anuj Sharma*, Chemistry Select, 2016, 3, 434-439.
  5. p-TSA mediated three component MCR "On-water" protocol towards synthesis of novel thiadiazolo[2,3-b]quinazolin-6(7H)-ones, Preeti Wadhwa, Tanpreet Kaur, Neetu Singh, Udai Pratap Singh and Anuj Sharma*, Asian J. Org. Chem., 2016, 5, 120-126.
  6. A novel domino four component reaction: an eco-compatible access to diversified Imidazo[2,1-b][1,3]thiazin-5-ones, Tanpreet Kaur, Preeti Wadhwa, and Anuj Sharma*, Asian J. Org. Chem., 2016, 5, 91-97.
  7. A Rapid Access to Novel Thiazepinyl and Oxazepinyl Phosphonates through a Green Pudovik Reaction, Debasmita Saha, Tanpreet Kaur, Neetu Singh, Udai Pratap Singh and Anuj Sharma*, Asian J. Org. Chem., 2016, 5, 82-90.
  8. 3D-QSAR Selectivity Analysis of 1-Adamantyl-3-Heteroaryl Urea Analogs as Potent Inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Preeti Wadhwa, Sourav Bagchi, Anuj Sharma*, Curr. Comput. Aided Drug Des., 2015, 11, 164-183.
  9. Rational designing of first furoquinolinol based molecular systems for easy detection of Cu2+ with potential applications in the area of membrane sensing, Manoj Kumar, Lokesh Kumar Kumawat, Vinod Kumar Gupta and Anuj Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 106030-106037.
  10. Combined 3D-QSAR and Molecular Docking Study for the Identification of Diverse Natural Products as Potent Pf ENR Inhibitors,  Preeti Wadhwa, Debasmita Saha, and Anuj Sharma*, Curr. Comput. Aided Drug Des., 2015, 11, 245-257.
  11. First vinyl acetate mediated organocatalytic transesterification of Phenols: A step towards sustainability,  Manoj Kumar, Sourav Bagchi and Anuj Sharma*, New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 8329 - 8336.
  12. Microwave assisted synthesis of benzenesulfonohydrazide and benzenesulfonamide cyclic imide hybrid molecules and their evaluation for anticancer activity, Anuj Kumar, Nikhil Kumar, Partha Roy, S. M. Sondhi and Anuj Sharma*, Med. Chem. Res., 2015, 24, 3760-3771.
  13. CoMFA/CoMSIA based 3D-QSAR studies of 1-adamantyl-3-heteroaryl urea analogs as potent inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Preeti Wadhwa, Sourav Bagchi and Anuj Sharma*, Curr. Comput. Aided Drug Des., 2015,11,164-83.
  14. Benzothiazepines: Chemistry of a privileged scaffold, Debasmita Saha, Garima Jain, Anuj Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 70619.
  15. Arylsulfonylmethyl isocyanides: A Novel Paradigm in Organic Synthesis, T. Kaur, P. Wadhwa, A. Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 52769.
  16. A First Catalyst and Solvent-Free Synthesis of 2-Arylimidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles: A Comparative Assessment of Greenness,  P. Wadhwa, T. Kaur, A. Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 05, 44353.
  17. 2-(Alkylamino)-3-aryl-6,7-dihy drobenzofuran-4( 5H)-ones : Improved Synthesis and their Photophysical Properties, M. Kumar, L. K. Kumawat, V. K. Gupta and A. Sharma*, Chem. Open, 2015, 4, 626.
  18. Vinyl esters as effective acetaldehyde surrogates in [4 + 1] cycloaddition based multicomponent cascade, M. Kumar, S. Bagchi and A. Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 05, 53592.
  19. A sequential synthetic strategy towards unexplored dibenzo[b,f][1,4]thiazepine carboxamides: copper catalysed C-S cyclisation followed by Ugi type 3CC Cascade, Debasmita Saha, Preeti Wadhwa and Anuj Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 05, 33067.
  20. Silica supported glyoxylic acid: a traceless, green approach to Groebke-Blackburn-Bienymé reaction, Pritam Surkar, Tanpreet Kaur and Anuj Sharma*, Synlett, 2015, 26, 1403. 
  21. Synthesis of acridine cyclic imide hybrid molecules and their evaluation for anticancer activity, Anuj Kumar, Nikhil Kumar, Partha Roy, S. M. Sondhi and Anuj Sharma*, Med. Chem. Res., 2015, 24, 3272.
  22. A green, catalyst-free, solvent-free, high yielding one step synthesis of functionalized benzo[f]furo[3,2-c]chromen-4-(5H)-ones and furo[3,2-c]quinolin-4-(5H)-ones, Manoj Kumar,  Tanpreet Kaur, Vinod Kumar Gupta and Anuj Sharma*, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 17087.
  23. Debasmita Saha and Anuj Sharma*, Med. Chem. Res., 2015, 24, 316–333.
  24. In-silico investigation of medicinal spectrum of imidazo-azines from the perspective of multi-target screening against Malaria, Tuberculosis and Chagas disease, Manoj Kumar, Barnita Makhal, Vinod K. Gupta and Anuj Sharma*, J. Mol. Info.Mod., 2014, 50:1-9.
  25. In-silico docking studies of bioactive natural plant products as putative DHFR antagonists, Manoj Kumar, Anuradha, Vinod K. Gupta and Anuj Sharma*, Med. Chem. Res., 2014, 23:810–817.
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