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Organocatalysis - Key Trends in Green Chemical Synthesis

Rajesh Kumar Singh

Punjab Technical University

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh is the receiver of the Publon Award 2016, 2017, and "Publon Excellent Peer Reviewer Award” and the "Publon Academy Mentor Award" for outstanding reviewing more than 150 research papers of different International Journals.


Heterocyclic Compounds Polymer-Supported Catalysts Organic Synthesis Organocatalysis Nanocomposite Nanocatalyst Ionic Liquid Immobilized Magnetic Recycling Heterogeneous Catalysis Magnetic Catalysts

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In the field of chemistry, catalysis occupies an imperative place in both academia and industry. Among the various types of catalysts, organocatalysts have steadily gained an indispensable role in synthetic chemistry. Owing to their less cost and toxicity, organocatalysts became the central part of green chemistry approaches for environment-friendly chemical synthesis. The optimum stability and tolerance to water and air make this class of catalysts, favorite and regardable among the scientific community which ultimately resulted in the development of various fundamental organic transformations in recent years. Nevertheless, as for any other promising catalysts, organocatalysts also have some shortcomings. The low efficiency (difficult product separation), high catalysts loading, and reusability (difficult catalyst recycling) are some of the shortcomings which propelled the researchers to design and develop traditional organocatalysts into magnetic separable, nanocomposites and immobilized polymer-supported organocatalysts.

In this context, this book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the applicability of various designed organocatalysts for the synthesis of chemical, medicinal, and natural compounds. This book intends to provide a platform to bring organic and medicinal chemists together in one place to enlighten the vivacity of the organocatalysts in advanced synthetic chemistry.

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Rajesh Kumar Singh

Punjab Technical University

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh was born in 1980. He received his B. Pharmacy (2003) and M. Pharmacy (2005) from UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigar. He started to teach Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, in 2006, where he completed his PhD in 2013 from the IKG Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar. His major area of research interests are drug-design, polymer-drug conjugates for targeted delivery to cancerous cells and CNS, antimalarial therapeutic agents, natural product chemistry and green chemistry approaches for chemical synthesis. Dr. Singh has over 15 years of teaching experience and guided 01 PhD and 18 PG students. He is currently guiding 02 PhDs and 01 M. Pharmacy students. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed SCI-indexed scientific research papers of total impact factor more than 100 in various Chemistry and Pharmacy Journals including the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Biorganic Chemistry, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Research, Medicinal Chemistry, Bentham, J. Enzyme Inh. Med Chem. (Informa Healthcare), Res. Chem. Intermediate (Springer), Arabian Journal of Chemistry, etc as main or corresponding author. He currently serves on Editorial Advisory Board Member of 09 Peer-reviewed International Journals including SCI indexed MRMC and PeerJ. He has received Publon Award 2016, 2017 for top reviewer and 'Publon Excellent Peer Reviewer Award” for outstanding reviewing more than 150 research papers of different International Journals of ACS, RSC, Springer, Elsevier, Dove, Informa, and Bentham of Impact Factor varies from 1.0 to 9.5. He has also to his credit 46 National and International Conference Abstracts, 2 Book, 5 Best Paper Presentation Awards, 1 Travel grants to attend Int. Conf. and 5 Research Projects funded by Govt. Agencies, India. He is also on the panel of International Reviewer for reviewing Research Proposal for Royal Society Grants. He is also serving as PUBLON ACADEMY MENTOR and BENTHAM BRAND AMBASSADOR.

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