K. Selvakumar

Assistant Professor

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    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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  • Date of Join: 2014-01-31


  • An efficient and facile synthesis of divergent C-3/C-5 bis-functionalized 2-oxindoles from 5-formyl-Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of oxindole Selvakumar, K. KandapalamArunPransanth Lingam, Rama VarmaLuxmiVarma and POOVAN Shanmugaveland, J. Chem. Sci. 2015, 27, 1417.
  • Controlled and Efficient Synthesis of Quinoline Derivatives from Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adducts via Palladium Catalyzed Heck Reaction/Cyclization Kodirajan Selvakumar, Kandapalam ArunPrasathLingam, Rama Varma Luxmi Varma and VeerappanVijayabasker Synlett.2015, 646.
  • Development of a mild and efficient protocol for the protection of allyl alcohols Selvakumar,K. KandapalamArunPransanth Lingam and Rama VarmaLuxmiVarma, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 36538-36543.
  • An efficient stereoselective synthesis of 3-spirocyclopentene- and 3-spiro pyrazole-2-oxindoles via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction. Selvakumar,K. Vaithiyanathan, V. and Shanmugam, P.; Chem. Commun.,2010,46, 2826?2828.
  • Synthesis of 3-spirodihydroindolizine oxindoles by 1,5-electrocyclization: Pyridine core activation viaquarternization with bromo isomerised Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin. Viswambharan. B, Selvakumar, K. Madhavam. S .and Shanmugam,P.; Org. Lett.,2010,12, 2108-2111.
  • A mild and efficient CAN mediated oxidation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of 5-methyl-N-alkyl isatin to 5-formyl-N-alkyl isatin. Shanmugam, P. Vaithiyanathan, V. and Selvakumar, K.;Tetrahedron Lett.2008, 49, 2119-2123.
  • Synthesis of highly functionalized Allene- appended oxindole and 2-Oxo-1,2dihydroindole- 3-ylidene-2,5 dihydrofuranviaClaisen rearrangement and cyclization. Shanmugam, P. Vaithiyanathan V. and Selvakumar, K.;Synlett.2009, 1591-1596.
  • Synthesis of multifunctional 3, 3?-dispiro pyrrolidine- and 3, 3?-dispiro pyrrolizidinebisoxindoles from isomerised Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin with azomethineylidesvia [3+2]-Cycloaddition. Shanmugam, P. Viswambharan, B. Selvakumar, K.and Suchithra, M. V.; Tetrahedron Lett.2008,49, 2611-2616.
  • A first one-pot synthesis, isomerization and synthetic utility of mono and bisMorita Baylis-Hillman adducts of 1,1?-ferrocenedialdehyde. Shanmugam, P. Suchithra, M. V. Selvakumar,K.Vaithyanathan, V. And Viswambharan, B.; Tetrahedron Lett.2009, 50, 2213-2493.
  • Synthesis of functionalized 1,2,3-triazole derivatives of 2-indolones from morita-baylis-hillman adducts of isatin via ??click chemistry?? Shanmugam, P. Damodiran, M. Selvakumar, K. and Perumal.P.T.; J. Heterocyclic Chem.2009, 46, 919.
  • Stereoselective synthesis of geometrically strained, oxindole appended vinyl cyclopropanes and highly substituted cyclopentenesvia sulphur ylide cyclopropanation and vinyl cyclopropane rearrangement. ArunPrasath Lingam, K. Shanmugam, P. and Selvakumar, K.Synlett.2012, 278.

  • Confrence/Workshop Attended

  • Participated and Presented Poster at theAnnual IISc Chemistry Symposium 11th year meeting of the CRSI held on Feb11-13, 2007 at Bangalore.
  • Participated and Presented Poster at theAnnual IICT Chemistry Symposium 13th year meeting of the CRSI held on Feb 06-10, 2008 at Hyderabad.
  • Participated and Presented Poster at theMidyear NIIST Chemistry Symposium 5th year meeting of the CRSI held on July 23-24, 2009 at Trivandrum.

    • Working History

    • Assistant Professor

      1 year 4 months

      Sethu Institute of Technology Pullor, Kariapatti, Virudhunagar


  • Institute for Molecular Science- Japan-Nagoya

  • Awards / Recognitions

  • 2007: Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lecturership (NET) held on 24.12.2006
  • 2013: Young Scientist (DST-SERC Fast Track Scheme)

  • Event Organised

  • Organised one day state level seminars, at Department of Chemistry, Thiagarajar College, Teppakulam, Madurai-9
  • Organised one day state level seminars (Aroma? 17) on 22-02-17, at Department of Chemistry, Thiagarajar College, Teppakulam, Madurai-9

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    Sponserd Research

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    Title: “Development of reusable and shape selective mesoporous clay (M-SBA-X) catalyst for cross coupling reaction – A greener approach”. DST-SERB Principal Investigator On Going
    “Development of Shape Selective Meso Porous Clay Catalyst for Tunable Stereoselective Synthesis of Commercial Drug Intermediate of 2, 3-Substituted β-Amino Ester Derivatives–A Greener Approach”. DST-SERB Principal Investigator On Going


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