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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 Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as 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. 
  • Awarded “Enhanced Eurotalents Postdoctoral Fellowship” under FP7-Marie Skl odowska-Curie Action Programme by French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Saclay) and European Commission in the year 2017-2018.

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

  • S. Bernard, D. Audisio, M. Riomet, S. Bregant, A. Sallustrau, L. Plougastel, E. Decuypere, S. Gabillet, R. Arun Kumar, J. Elyian, M. N. Trinh, O.  Koniev, A. Wagner, S. Kolodych, F. Taran. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 2017, 15612–15616.“Bioorthogonal Click and Release Reaction of Iminosydnones with Cycloalkynes.”. (Impact factor: 11.994)                                                                                                                                                
  • S. Bernard, R. A. Kumar, K. Porte, P. Thuéry, F. Taran, D. Audisio. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2018 Accepted, In Press. “A practical synthesis of valuable strained 8-membered ring derivatives for click chemistry”. (Impact factor: 3.06)
  • P. Prakash,† R. Arun Kumar †, F. Miserque, V. Geertsen, E. Gravel, E. Doris. Chem. Commun., 2018 Accepted. In Press. “Carbon nanotube-copper ferrite-catalyzed aqueous 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of in situ-generated organic azides with alkynes”. (Impact factor: 6.319) † equal first author
  • 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 Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), Kattankulathur,
Chennai – 603 203.
Emailarunkumar.r@ktr.srmuniv.ac.in