CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr. P. Shanmugam
Sr. Principal Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    Ph.D (Synth. Org. Chem) Univ. of Madras (1998)
Contact Details
Dr. P. Shanmugam
Sr. Principal Scientist

Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: shanmu196@clri.res.in, shanmu196@rediffmail.com,
Phone:+ 91-44-24913289


Qualification
Degree Year University Division/Class
B. Sc (Chemistry) April-1987 Government Arts College, Dharmapuri University of Madras First
M. Sc (Org. Chem.) May-1989 Department of Organic Chemistry
University of Madras
First
Ph. D (Synth. Org. Chem.) Jan-1998 Department of Organic Chemistry
University of Madras
By Research
Post- Doctoral Research
(DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship)
1999-2000 Princeton University, New Jersey, USA Total Synthesis of Plakortones
Post- Doctoral Research (JSPS) 2002-2003 Hokkaido University, Sapporo, JAPAN New Acyclic Stereocontrol
Area of Interest
  • BSynthetic Organic Chemistry
Title of the Ph. D thesis
  • Studies in Oxy-Cope Rearrangement and Radical Cyclisation
Ph. D thesis Mentor
  • Prof. K. Rajagopalan, Formerly Prof. and Head, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras.
Research and Professional Experience
Position Organization Period
Senior Principal Scientist Organic and Bio-organic Chemistry Division, CLRI, Chennai March 2012- Till date
Principal Scientist Organic Chemistry Division, CLRI, Chennai August 2008- March 2012
Principal Scientist Organic Chemistry Division, NIIST, Trivandrum-695 019 March 2007- July 2008
Senior Scientist Organic Chemistry Division, NIIST, Trivandrum-695 019 Mar, 2003 - Mar, 2007
Scientist Organic Chemistry Division, RRL, Trivandrum-695 019 Mar, 1999 -  Mar, 2003
Junior Scientist Organic Chemistry Division, Regional Research Laboratory(RRL), Trivandrum-695 019 March, 1994 -
March, 1999
SRF Organic Chemistry Department, University of Madras Aug, 1991-Feb, 1994
JRF Organic Chemistry Department, University of Madras Sep, 1989-July, 1991
Research Projects Handled
Sponsor Name of the project Duration Amount
DST FAST TRACK 1999-2001 10 lakhs
DST  DST-SERC GAP project 2006-2009 15 lakhs
DST DST-SERC GAP project 2015-2019 33 lakhs
Human Resource Development (As on 28.02.2015)
Degree No.of students
completed
Thesis Submitted No. of Students Ongoing
M. Sc. 55 - 2
M. Phil 8 - -
Ph.D. 7(CSIR) - 1(CSIR);1 (UGC-FIP), 1 DST(INSPIRE)


Training Received
1 Basic Computer Applications at the Computer Division, National Aerospace Laboratory,
Bangalore.
2 Operation and Maintenance of 1D FT NMR (300 MHz) at Spectrospin, Zurich, Switzerland.
Conference Research Presentations
1 Participated and Presented a Poster entitled Montmorillonite K10 Clay- Microwave Catalyzed Mild One-Pot
Protection-Isomerisation of the Baylis-Hillman Adduct (P 143) at the 4th National Symposium in Chemistry” (NSC-4)
Sponsored by Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) held at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune during
February 1-3, 2002
2 Participated and presented two Posters at the 5th National Symposium in Chemistry” (NSC-5) Sponsored by
Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) held at the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, India
during February 7-10, 2003
3 Participated and Presented an Oral Paper entitled “R3Al-R3’SiOTf-Et3N: Novel and Powerful Reagent System for the
Stereospecific Alkylation-Silylation Reaction of Epoxides”(2-III-12) at the 47th TEAC Conference held at the Meiji
University, Tokyo, JAPAN during November 8 and 9, 2003.
4 Participated and Presented a Poster entitled “R3Al-R’3SiOTf: Novel and Powerful Reagent System for Stereospecific
Alkylation-Silylation Reactions of Epoxides”(PB-16) at the 9th International Kyoto Conference on the New Aspects of
Organic Chemistry(IKCOC) held at the Kyoto Park Hotel organized by the Osaka University, Osaka, JAPAN during
November 10-14, 2003
5 Presented a Poster (P 101) at the 6th National Symposium in Chemistry (NSC-6) Sponsored by Chemical Research
Society of India (CRSI) held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur during February 6-8, 2004.
6 Presented a Poster (P 24-40) at the conference on “Chemistry Biology Interface: Synergistic New Frontiers (CBISNF-
2004)” held at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, Delhi during November 21-26,
2004
7 Participated and presented two Posters at the Joint International Conference on Building Bridges, Forging Bonds
for 21st Century Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (ACS-CSIR OCCB 2006) held between 6th and 9th
January 2006 at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (India
8 Presented a paper on CRSI seminar on Recent Advances in chemistry held during 10-11, 2006 at Annamalai
University, Chidambaram
9 Presented an oral paper at the 42nd Annual Convention of Chemistry held during February 9-13, 2006 at Visva-
Bharati University, Santi niketan, West Bengal
10 Presented a poster at the FOCY2007 held during January 11-12, 2007 at Calicut University
11 Participated and Presented a Poster at the Annual IIT Madras Chemistry Symposium& First mid-year meeting of
the CRSI meeting held during July 12-13, 2006 at IIT madras Chennai.
Invited lectures ( from 2004 onwards)
1 Delivered an Invited Guest Lecture on Application of 2D NMR in the structural determination at the UGC, New
Delhi sponsored symposium at Erode Arts College, Erode during Sep-30 to Octobe-2, 2004.
2 Delivered four invited lectures covering on the various aspects of Advanced Organic Chemistry at the UGCsponsored
Refresher Course for the College Teachers organized by the Department of Chemistry, M. G. University,
Kottayam on 28th OCT, 2004.
3 Delivered an Invited Guest Lecture on 2D NMR Techniques at the UGC, New Delhi sponsored symposium at Saint
Dominic College, Kanchirapalli, Kerala during January 24-25, 2005.
4 Delivered a Key Note address on Inauguration of P.G. Association Chemistry at the Devosum College,
Sasthamcottah, Kerala on 2.2.2005
5 Delivered three Guest Lecture on Advanced Organic Chemistry at the UGC, New Delhi sponsored symposium at
M.A. College, Kothamangalam March-23, 2005.
6 Delivered an invited Lecture on Stereoselective Synthesis of Oxacycles by Vinyl Radical Cyclization at the
UGC, New Delhi sponsored one day Seminar at Department of Chemistry, Goa University, Goa, on March-30, 2005.
7 Delivered four invited lectures covering on the various aspects of Advanced Organic Chemistry at the UGCsponsored
Refresher Course for the College Teachers organized by the Department of Chemistry, Kerala University,
Trivandrum on 28th April, 2005
8 Delivered a Key Note address on Inauguration of Association Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry,
Avinashilingam College for Women, Deemed University, Coimbatore on 17.8.2005
9 Delivered an Invited Lecture on Spectroscopic determination of Natural products at the School of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, Medical College, Trivandrum on 30.8.2005
10 Delivered a Key Note address on Science Association Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, PSG College of
Technology, Coimbatore on 31.12.2005.
11 Delivered an Invited Lecture on Green Chemistry on one day seminar at the Department of Chemistry,
Avinashilingam College for Women, Deemed University, Coimbatore on 28.3.2006
12 Delivered an Invited Lecture on Green Chemistry on one day seminar at the Department of Chemistry, S.N. College,
Punalur, Kerala on 24.11.2006.
13 Delivered an Invited Lecture on Green Chemistry on one day seminar at the Department of Chemistry, St.
Gregarious College, Kottarakara, Kerala on 28.10.2006.
14 Delivered an Invited Lecture on Green Chemistry on one day seminar at the Department of Chemistry, S.N. College,
Punalur, Kerala on 24.11.2006 and so many later on……
List of Publications
  1993
1 Synthesis of functionalized medium-size ring systems via base catalyzed oxy-Cope rearrangement. S. Janardhanam,
P. Shanmugam, K. Rajagopalan. Synth. Commun. 1993, 23, 311-323.
2 Stereocontrolled synthesis of angularly fused tricyclic systems by tin mediated radical cyclization. S. Janardhanam, P.
Shanmugam, K. Rajagopalan J. Org. Chem., 1993, 58, 7782-7788.
  1996
3 Synthesis of functionalized bicyclic [4.4.0], [4.3.0] compounds via base catalyzed oxy-Cope rearrangement.
P. Shanmugam, K. Rajagopalan. Synth. Commun. 1996, 26, 2119-2125.
4 Montmorillonite K10 catalyzed glycosidation of 1-O-acetyl-2, 3-dideoxy-DL-pent-2-enopyrano-4-ulose.
P. Shanmugam, V. Nair. Synth. Commun. 1996, 26, 3007-3013
5 Synthesis of linearly fused tricyclic compounds via thermal oxy-Cope rearrangement.
P. Shanmugam, K. Rajagopalan. Tetrahedron, 1996, 52, 7737-7744
  1997
6 Synthesis of N, N- bispropargyl anilines via Eglinton coupling-The potential molecular tweezers. R. Srinivasan, B.
Devan, P. Shanmugam, K. Rajagopalan. Indian J. Chem., Sec (B), 1997, 36 B, 123-125.
7 Synthesis of optically active functionalized bicyclic and angularly fused tricyclic compounds from (l)-menthone by tinmediated
radical cyclization. P. Shanmugam, R. Srinivasan, K. Rajagopalan, Tetrahedron, 1997, 53, 6085-6096
8 Synthesis of functionalized bicyclo [4.4.0] and spiro [6.5] compounds by tin-mediated radical cyclization. P.
Shanmugam, R. Srinivasan, K. Rajagopalan, Tetrahedron, 1997, 53, 11685-11692
9 Studies in bromoacetylenic oxy-Cope rearrangement: Synthesis of multi functional medium-size, bicyclic and angularly
fused tricyclic compounds. P. Shanmugam, B. Devan, R. Srinivasan, K. Rajagopalan, Tetrahedron, 1997, 53, 12637-12650
  1999
10 Montmorillonite K10 clay catalyzed Friedel-Crafts aralkylation in room temperature: Synthesis of functionalized linear
aryl-alkyl-aryl systems. P. Shanmugam Synth. Commun. 1999, 29, 4409-4415.
  2000
11 Development of an approach to the synthesis of the Plakortones. M. F. Semmelhack, P. Shanmugam. Tetrahedron
Lett. 2000, 41, 3567-3571.
  2001
12 Montmorillonite K10 clay catalyzed Baeyer condensation of heterocyclic aldehydes with N, N-dimethyl anilines:
Synthesis and photo irradiation studies of heteroaryl diarylmethanes. P. Shanmugam* and R. Luxmi Varma. Indian J.
Chem., Sec (B), 2001, 40B, 1258-1263.
13 Montmorillonite K10 clay-microwave assisted isomerisation of acetates of the Baylis-Hillman adducts: A facile method
of stereoselective synthesis of (E)-trisubstituted alkenes. P. Shanmugam* and S. P. Raja Singh. Synlett. 2001, 1314-
1315
  2002
14 Reaction of Allenamides with [60] fullerene: Formation of Novel Cyclobutane Annulated Fullerene Derivatives. V. Nair,
D. Sethumadhavan, S. M. Nair, P. Shanmugam, P.M. Teresa, and G. K. Eigendorf. Synthesis, 2002, 1655-1657.
15 Montmorillonite K10 Clay Catalyzed Mild, Clean, Solvent Free One-Pot Protection-Isomerisation of the Baylis-Hillman
Adducts Alcohols. P. Shanmugam* and P Raja Singh Chem. Lett. 2002, 1212-1213
  2003
16 R3Al-R’3SiOTf: Novel and Powerful Reagent System for Stereospecific Alkylation-Silylation Reactions of Epoxides. P.
Shanmugam and M. Miyashita Org. Lett., 2003, 5, 3265-3268.
  2004
17 Studies on Montmorillonite K10-microwave assisted Isomerisation of Baylis-Hillman adduct: Synthesis of Etrisubstituted
alkenes and synthetic application to lignan core structures by vinyl radical cyclization. P. Shanmugam*,
and P. Rajasingh, Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 9283
  2005
18 Stereoselective synthesis of trisubstituted tetrahydropyrans from Baylis-Hillman derivatives via n-Bu3SnH mediated 6-
endo/exo-trig vinyl radical cyclization. P. Shanmugam*, and P. Rajasingh, Synlett, 2005, 939
19 Stereoselective synthesis of tri and tetra substituted Oxepanes from Homopropargyl derivatives of Baylis-Hillman via n-
Bu3SnH mediated 7-endo-trig vinyl radical cyclization. P. Shanmugam*, and P. Rajasingh, Tetrahedron Lett, 2005,
46, 3369.
20 Montmorillonite K10 Clay Catalyzed Synthesis of Substituted 1-aryl Indenes from Baylis-Hillman Adduct. P.
Shanmugam, and P. Rajasingh, Chem. Lett, 2005, 1494
  2006
21 Synthesis of functionalized 3-spirocyclopropane-2-indolones from isomerised Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin P.
Shanmugam, V. Vaithiyanathan and V. Baby Tetrahedron, 2006, 62, 4342-4347.
22 Activation of the NC-H bond of Baylis-Hillman adducts of N-methylisatin with CAN/ROH. P. Shanmugam, V.
Vaithiyanathan and V. Baby Tetrahedron Lett. 2006, 47, 6851-6855
  2007
23 A facile and efficient synthesis of functionalized g-butyrolactones from Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin. P.
Shanmugam, V. Vaithiyanathan and V. Baby Aust. J. Chem., 2007, 60, 296-301
24 Synthesis of 3-heteroaryl substituted tetrahydrofurans by n-Bu3SnH mediated 5-exo-trig vinyl radical cyclization P.
Shanmugam, P. Rajasingh, V. Baby and V. Vaithiyanathan. Synth. Commun., 2007, 37, 2291-2299
25 Synthesis of Novel Functionalized 3-spiropyrrolizine- and 3-spiropyrrolidine oxindoles from Baylis-Hillman adducts of
Isatin and Heteroaldehydes with Azomethine Ylides via [3+2]-Cycloaddition P. Shanmugam, Baby V. and Suchithra M.
Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 4095-4098
26 A facile and efficient stereoselective synthesis of highly functionalised trisubstituted alkene derivatives of
ferrocenealdehyde P. Shanmugam, V. Vaithiyanathan, V. Baby and M. Suchithra Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 9190-
9194
27 Silica chloride catalysed one-pot isomerisation-chlorination, arylation and etherification of Baylis-Hillman adducts P.
Shanmugam, V. Baby and V. Vaithiyanathan Aust. J. Chem., 2007, 60, 850-856
  2008
28 An efficient CAN mediated oxidation of Baylis-Hillman adducts of 5-methyl-N-alkyl isatins to 5-formyl-N-alkyl isatins P.
Shanmugam, V. Vaithiyanathan, and K. Selvakumar, Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 2119-2123
29 Synthesis of multifunctional 3, 3’-dispiro pyrrolidine- and 3, 3’-dispiro pyrrolizidine bisoxindoles from isomerised Morita-
Baylis-Hillman adducts of isatin with azomethine ylides via [3+2]-cycloaddition. P. Shanmugam, V, Baby K.
Selvakumar and M. Suchithra Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 2611-2615
30 Stereoselective synthesis of 3-spiro--methylene--butyrolactone oxindoles from Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of
isatin. P. Shanmugam and V. Vaithiyanathan Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 3322-3330
31 Synthesis of highly functionalised linear pentacyclic compounds from Baylis-Hillman adduct of heteroaldehydes with
azomethine ylides via [3+2] cycloaddition. P. Shanmugam, M. Suchithra, V, Baby and V. Vaithiyanathan, Indian J.
Chem., Sec. B 2008, 47B, 1113-1116
32 A short and efficient synthesis of 3-spirolactone oxindolones from isomerised bromo derivatives of Morita-Baylis-
Hillman adducts of isatin. P. Shanmugam and V. Baby Synlett. 2008, 2763-2768
  2009
33 Studies on Activation of the NC-H bond of Baylis-Hillman adducts of N-alkylisatin with CAN/ROH P. Shanmugam,* V.
Vaithiyanathan Can. J. Chem. 2009, 87, 591
34 A First One-Pot Synthesis, Isomerization and Synthetic Utility of Mono and Bis Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of 1,1’-
Ferrocenedialdehyde P. Shanmugam,* M. Suchithra, K. Selvakumar, V. Vaithiyanathan, and V, Baby Tetrahedron
Letters 2009, 50, 2213
35 Synthesis of highly functionalized 1,2,3-triazole derivatives of 2-indolones via "Click Chemistry" P. Shanmugam,* M.
Damodiran, K. Selvakumar and P. T. Perumal. J. Heterocyclic Chem., 2009, 46, 919
36 Synthesis of highly functionalized allene appended oxindoles and 2-oxo-1,2-dihydro-indol-3-ylidene-2,5-dihydro-furans
via Claisen rearrangement and cyclization V. Vaithiyanathan, K. Selvakumar, P. Shanmugam* Synlett. 2009, 1591
  2010
37 An efficient stereoselective synthesis of 3-spirocyclopentene- and 3-spiropyrazole-2-oxindoles via 1,3-dipolar
cycloaddition reaction. K. Selvakumar, V. Vaithiyanathan, P. Shanmugam* Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 2826-2828.
38 Pyridine core activation via 1, 5-electrocyclization of vinyl pyridinium ylides generated from bromo isomerized Morita-
Baylis-Hillman adduct of isatin and pyridine: Synthesis of 3-spirodihydroindolizine oxindoles. V. Baby, K. Selvakumara,
M. Suchithra and P. Shanmugam Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2108-2111
  2011
39 An efficient synthesis of symmetrical N, N’-alkylidene bisamides catalyzed by phosphotungstic acid. G. Harichandran,
S. David Amalraj and P. Shanmugam Indian J. Chem Sec. B. 2010 (Accepted
40 An efficient synthesis of symmetrical N, N’-alkylidene bisamides catalyzed by Boric acid. G. Harichandran, S. David
Amalraj and P. Shanmugam J. Iran. Chem. Soc., 2010
41 Activated Alkene Dependent One-Pot, Three Component aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction of Ferrocenealdehyde: Synthesis of highly functionalized diverse ferrocene derivatives.
M. Suchithra and P. Shanmugam Org. Lett.2011, 13, 1590-1593.
42 A Novel MgI2 Mediated Unusual Spirocyclopropanation of Bromo Isomerised Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adduct of Isatin: A Facile Synthesis of 3-Spirocyclopropane-2-oxindole Derivatives.
K. Arun Prasath Lingama, A. B. Mandal P. ShanmugamTetrahedron Lett.  2011, 52, 3610–3613.
43 Unprecedented Copper(I) Catalyzed One-Pot, Three Component Synthesis and Evaluation of Luminescent Property of 2-Amino-3-iminoethenylidene-2-indolones: A New Class of Merocyanine Dye Analogues..
S. Periyaraja, A. B. Mandaland P. Shanmugam Org. Lett.2011, 13, 4980-4983
  2012
44

Isomerisation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts derived from isatin and maleimide with N-, S-, O- and X- nucleophiles: A facile and efficient synthesis of highly functionalized tetrasubstituted alkene appended oxindoles.
R. Solaiselvi, A. B. Mandaland P. Shanmugam*, Tetrahedron Lett.  2012, 53, 90-94

45

Stereoselective Synthesis of Geometrically Strained, Oxindole Appended Vinyl Cyclopropanes and Highly Substituted Cyclopentenes via Sulphur Ylide Cyclopropanation and Vinyl Cyclopropane Rearrangement
K. Arun Prasath Lingam, P. Shanmugam* , and K. Selvakumar Synlett 2012, 23, 278-284

46

Synthesis of Oxindole Appended Allyl amines and Vinyl Aziridines via InCl3/ArSH Mediated Ring Opening of Vinyl Aziridines and Sulfur Ylide Aziridination
K. Arun Prasath Lingam, A. B. Mandal and P. Shanmugam* Synlett.  2012, 23, 2903-2908

  2013
47 A Simple and Green Method for the Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Ricinus Communis Leaf Extract.
U. Mani, S. Dhanasingh, R. Arunachalam, E. Paul, P. Shanmugam , C. Rose*, A. B. Mandal. Prog. Nanotech. Nanomat.2013, 2, 59-63
48 A Co-operative Cu(I)/Cu(II) Catalyzed Multicomponent Reaction of Isatin, Alkyne and 1-Aminoanthraquinone: One-pot Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of 3-Spirocycle-2-oxindole Fluorescent Dyes
S. Periyaraja, P. Shanmugam *, A. B. Mandal, T. Senthil Kumar and P. Ramamurthy, Tetrahedron  2013, 69, 2891-2899
49 Unprecedented One-Pot, Domino 3º-Alcohol Protection­- Michael Type Addition of Halides to Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adduct of Isatin with RCOX/K2CO3: Diastereoselective Synthesis of Oxindole Appended -Halo Esters.
R. Solaiselvi, A. B. Mandaland P. Shanmugam * ,Org. Lett.  2013,15,1186-1189
50 An efficient copper catalyzed one-pot, four component diastereoselective synthesis of highly functionalized ferrocenyl azitidines. S. Gouthaman, P . Shanmugam * and A. B. Mandal Tetrahedron Lett. 2013, 54,  3007–3010
51 A facile and efficient solid supported one-pot synthesis of functionalized piperidine derivatives catalyzed by Amberlite IRA400-Cl resin/I2/KI via multicomponent reaction G. Harichandran, S. David Amalraj and P. Shanmugam * J. Heterocyclic Chem. 2013, 50, 539
52 A facile and efficient synthesis of 3-spirocyclopentene-2-oxindoles via palladium mediated vinylcyclopropane-cyclopentene rearrangement of oxindole derived vinylcyclopropanes. K. Arun Prasath Lingam, and P. Shanmugam * Tetrahedron Lett.  2013,54,  4202–4206
53 Unprecedented 1,3-Amino alkoxylation, phenolation/dimerization of Maleimide Derived Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adduct of Isatin via Domino Azidation-Michael Addition/Aza Diels-Alder Reaction. R. Solaiselvi, and P. Shanmugam * , Org. Lett.  2013, 15, 5690.
  2014
54 A Copper-Catalyzed One-Pot, Three-Component Diastereoselective Synthesis of 3-Spiroazetidinimine-2-oxindoles and Their Synthetic Transformation into Fluorescent Conjugated Indolones S. Periyaraja, P. Shanmugam*  and A. B. Mandal Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 954–965.
55 Phosphate Anchored MnO2 Catalyst (P-MnO2): Preparation, Characterization and Use in Solvent Less Synthesis of 1, 8-Dioxooctahydroxanthene and 14-Aryl-14H-dibenzo[a, j]xanthene Laser Dyes G. Harichandran, S. David Amalraj and P. Shanmugam* J. of Mol. Catal. A: Chemical 2014,392, 31–38
56 Synthesis of New class of Chiral Ferrocenyl-P, N/O Ligands and Ferrocenyl- a-dehydro--amino acid (DE Fc-b-AA) derived Short Peptides from Morita-Baylis-Hillman adduct of Ferrocenealdehyde. M. Suchithra, P. Shanmugam, and R. Luxmi Varma RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 26211–26214.
  2015
57 An efficient solvent free multicomponent synthesis of functionalized 4H-chromenes by using reusable, heterogeneous Amberlite IRA-400 Cl resin as catalyst. G. Harichandran, P. Parameswari, M. Kanagaraj and P. Shanmugam Tetrahedron Lett.  2015,56, 150-154.
58 Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction of Pyridine-2,3 and 4-Carboxaldehydes with Unexplored Micheal Acceptors: Synthesis of Highly Functionalized Pyridine Ligand Derivatives K. Malini, S.Periyaraja and P. Shanmugam*Tetrahedron Lett.  2015,56, 5123-5127
59 Bipyridine carbaldehydes as electrophiles in the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction: Synthesis of highly functionalized bipyridyl ligands and a macrocycleS. Gouthaman, S. Periyaraja and P. Shanmugam* Tetrahedron Lett. 2015,56, 5920-5923
  2016
60 Amberlite IRA-400 Cl resin-NaBH4 catalyzed synthesis of 2º-amines and transformation into N-((1H-indol-3-yl) (heteroaryl) methyl)-N-heteroaryl benzenamines and bis-indoles via multicomponent reaction G. Harichandran, S. David Amalraj and P. Shanmugam Arabian J. Chem. 2016, 9, 0000
61 Amberlite IRA-400 Cl Resin Catalyzed Multicomponent Reaction in Water: Synthesis, Antimicrobial and Docking Studies of Spiroheterocyclic 2-Oxindoles and Acenaphthoquinone G. Harichandran, K. Sarojini Devi,  P. Shanmugam, M. I.Jesse, and K.Krishnan Medicinal Chemistry Research 2016 (Under revision)
62 Ring Enlargement-Lactonization of Azomethine Ylides of Isatin-Sarcosine/Proline during [3+2]-Cycloaddition of Morita-Baylis-Hillman Adducts with Labile Acrylate Esters as Michael Acceptor: An Expedite Synthesis of quinolin-2(1H)-one and viridicatin cores K. Malini, S.Periyaraja and P. Shanmugam*Org. Lett.  2016 (Under Preparation)
63 Bio-inspired Non-Haem Ferrocenyl Iron Autocatalyzed Olefin Epoxidation of Classical and Aza-Morita-Baylis-Hillman adducts of Ferrocenealdehyde with DBU using Air as the Oxidant at Room Temperature. M. Suchithra, P. Shanmugam, and R. Luxmi Varma (Under Preparation2016)
64 Binary Cu(I)/Cu(II) Catalyzed Multicomponent Synthesis of Fluorescent 2'-Phenyl-1'H-spiro [fluorene-9, 4'-naphtho [2, 3-h] quinoline]-7', 12'- dione Derivatives R.S. Meera Krishna, S. Periyaraja, B. Uma Samundeeswari and P. Shanmugam*(Under Preparation 2016)
65 Unprecedented Palladium (II) Catalyzed One-Pot C-H Activation/ Aryl sp2C- Aryl sp2C coupling with Heteroaryls and Unusual Methylene Oxidation of 2-Bromo and 2, 7-Dibromo Fluorenes: A Facile Route For Mesogenic Fluorenones (Under Preparation 2016) Gallelli Pratap, Tanneru Narasimhaswamy and Ponnusamy Shanmugam
Awards and Merits
  • CSIR-UGC Joint National Eligibility Test 1989.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-90) held in February 1990.
  • Qualified the CSIR-UGC Joint National Eligibility Test (NET, Masters Level, for Eligibility of appointment as Lecturers,
    June-1993.
  • Qualified State Level Screening Test (SLST, Masters Level, Eligibility for the appointment as lecturers in the Colleges
    and Universities in Tamil Nadu State) in the examination conducted in September 1993.
  • Awarded BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientist in Chosen are of Science and Technology)-fellowship
    for the Year 1998-1999 by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi to carry out Advanced Level
    Research in the area of Organometallics Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA.
  • Awarded JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)-fellowship for the Year 2002 to carry out Advanced Level
    Research in the area of Synthetic Methods and Organometallics Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Hokkaido
    University, Sapporo, Japan
Membership / Recognition
1 Recognized as Research Guide and Supervisor for students carrying out Ph.D. at the Kerala University, Trivandrum, vide office memorandum. 
No. Ac.E.1.3.4001/2000 Dated 23.6.2000
2 Recognized as Research Guide and Supervisor for students carrying out Ph.D. at the M. G. University, Kottayam, vide office memorandum. 
No.AC.AVI/4/RE.G/98-E. Dated 1.9.2000
3 Life member of the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), LM-284, Bangalore, India.
4 Life membership of Indian Chemical Society (ICS) -F/6066 (2002), Kolkata, India
5 Life membership Society of Biological Chemists (SBC) No. 1591-2005, Bangalore, India
6 Member, Board of Studies-P.G.Chemistry, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore
(2007-2009)
7 Recognized as Research Guide and Supervisor for students carrying out Ph.D. at the University
of Madras, Chennai
8 Recognized as Research Guide and Supervisor for students carrying out Ph.D. at the Anna
University, Chennai