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Dr. R. Arun Kumar

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor


Educational Details:

  • Ph.D Chemistry CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology-Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • M.Sc Chemistry The American College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India from July 2016 to till date
  • Research Associate, CSIR-Indian Institue of Chemical Technology-Hyderabad, Telangana, India from December 2015 to May 2016
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Saclay Nuclear Research Centre, CEA Saclay, France from October 2014 to October 2015
  • CSIR-Research Fellow, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology-Hyderabad, Telangana, India, from March 2009 to August 2014
  • Junior Research Project Fellow (JRF), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India, From September 2008 to November 2008     

Achievements and Awards

  • 1st Rank and received gold medal in Bachelor of Science-Chemistry (B.Sc.)
  • All India 11th Rank with 99.83 percentile in Graduate Aptitude Test in Chemical Science (GATE-2008).
  • All India top 50 Rank in National Eligibility Test in Chemical Science (NET-2008).
  • CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship (CSIR-JRF) awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-India) in the year 2009-2011.
  • CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF) awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-India) in the year 2011-2014. 

  • Strain Promoted Click Reaction and its Biological Application
  • Sustainable Catalytic Organic Transformation 

  • C. Uma Maheswari, G. Sathish Kumar, M. Venkateshwar, R. Arun Kumar, M. Lakshmi Kantam, and K. Rajender Reddy. Adv. Synth. Catal., 352, 2010, 341–346.  “Highly Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of 2-Substituted Quinazolines and 4H-Benzo[d][1,3]oxazines via Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling using Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl)”. (Impact factor: 6.43) 
  • R. Arun Kumar, C. Uma Maheswari, S. Ghantasala, C. Jyothi, and K. Rajender Reddy. Adv. Synth. Catal., 353, 2011, 401-410. “Synthesis of 3H-Quinazolin-4-ones and 4H-3,1-Benzoxazin-4-ones via Benzylic Oxidation and Oxidative Dehydrogenation using Potassium Iodide/tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide (KI/TBHP)”. (Impact factor: 6.43) 
  • G. Sathish Kumar, C. Uma Maheswari, R. Arun Kumar, M. Lakshmi Kantam, and K. Rajender Reddy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 2011, 11748-11751.  “Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative C-O Coupling by Direct C-H Bond Activation of Formamides: Synthesis of Enol Carbamates and 2-Carbonyl-Substituted Phenol Carbamates”. (Impact factor: 11.26) 
  • R. Arun Kumar, G. Saidulu,  K. Rajendra Prasad, G. Sathish Kumar, B. Sridhar,  and  K. Rajender Reddy. Adv. Synth. Catal., 354, 2012, 2985-2991. “Transition Metal-Free α-Csp3-H Bond Functionalization of Amines by Oxidative Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling Reaction: Simple and Direct Access to C4-Alkylated-3,4-dihydroquinazoline Derivatives”.  (Impact factor: 6.43) 
  • G. Sathish Kumar, R. Arun Kumar, P. Santhosh Kumar, N. Veera Reddy, K. Vijaya Kumar, M. Lakshmi Kantam, S. Prabhakar, and K. Rajender Reddy. Chem. Commun., 49, 2013, 6686-6688. “Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Amines with Formamides: A New Approach for the Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Urea Derivatives”. (Impact factor: 6.83)
  • R. Arun Kumar, G. Saidulu, B. Sridhar, S. T. Liu, and K. Rajender Reddy. J. Org. Chem., 78, 2013, 10240-10250. “Copper-Catalyzed Activation of α-Amino Peroxy and Hydroxy Intermediates to Iminium ion Precursor: An Access to C4-Substituted-3,4-dihydroquinazolines via Oxidative Cross Coupling Strategy”. (Impact factor: 4.7)
  • G. Saidulu, R. Arun Kumar, T. Anitha, A. Srinivasulu, B. Sridhar, S. T. Liu, and K. Rajender Reddy, RSC Adv., 4, 2014, 55884-55888. “C–N and C–P Bond Formation via Cross Dehydrative Coupling Reaction: An Efficient Synthesis of Novel 3,4-dihydroquinazolines”. (Impact factor: 3.84)

Papers Published

  • 11 papers have been published in peer-reviewed international journals.

SRM Research Institute,
R-10, 13th floor, Central library building,
SRM University, Kattankulathur,
Chennai – 603 203.
Emailarunkumar.r@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in