Dr. Vikas Kumar

B.Sc 2002, M.Sc. 2004

C.C.S. University Meerut - India


Ph.D. 2010

CDRI - New Delhi, India


Junior Scientist 2011
Aurigene - Bangalore, India


Postdoctoral Associate 2011-2013

IISc - Bangalore, India



phone: +353-1-896 (4229)

Dr. Vikas Kumar

Vikas’s research interests are focused on the NHC catalysed direct oxidative amidation of aldehydes and the development of chemoselective protection of amines.

'Synergistic Lewis base and anion-binding catalysis for the enantioselective vinylogous addition of deconjugated butenolides to allenoates'
V. Kumar and S. Mukherjee*, Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 11203.


'Catalytic asymmetric direct vinylogous Michael addition of γ-aryl deconjugated butenolides to nitroolefins and

V. Kumar, B. Ray, P. Rathi and S. Mukherjee*, Synthesis 2013, 45, 164.

Invited article


'Glycal-derived δ-hydroxy α,β-unsaturated aldehydes (Perlin aldehydes): A versatile building blocks in organic synthesis'
L. V. R. Reddy‡, V. Kumar‡, R. Sagar and A. K. Shaw*, Chem. Rev. 2013, 113, 3605. (‡Equal contribution).


'Catalytic enantioselective construction of quaternary stereocenters by direct vinylogous Michael addition of deconjugated butenolides to nitroolefins'
M. S. Manna, V. Kumar and S. Mukherjee* Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 5193.


'Highly diastereoselective Morita–Baylis–Hillman chemistry: a remote activation effect in the diastereoface selective synthesis of densely functionalized branched cyclic enones from D-glucose'
V. Kumar, P. Ghosal, P. Das and A. K. Shaw*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2012, 23, 449.


'Syntheses of (-)-gabosine A, (+)-4-epi-gabosine A, (-)-gabosine E, and (+)-4-epi-gabosine E'
V. Kumar, P. Das, P. Ghosal and A. K. Shaw*, Tetrahedron 2011, 67, 4539.


'A convergent total synthesis of a new antiepileptic ceramide and its triacetyl derivative using olefin cross metathesis'
P. Ghosal, V. Kumar, A. K. Shaw*, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 7504.


'A chiron approach to the total synthesis of cytotoxic (+)-muricatacin and (+)-5-epi-muricatacin from D-ribose'
P. Ghosal, V. Kumar and A. K. Shaw* Carbohydrate Research

2010, 345, 41.


'First total synthesis of (+)-varitriol'
V. Kumar and A. K. Shaw*, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 7526.


'An iodocyclization approach toward diastereoselective synthesis of highly functionalized tetrasubstituted tetrahydrofurans with 2,5-trans and 2,5-cis relationships from pyranoside derived acyclic oximes'
V. Kumar, H. M. Gauniyal and A. K. Shaw*, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2007, 18, 2069.