Continuous Flow Chemistry, Process and Crystallization Lab

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Continuous Flow Chemistry, Process and Crystallization Lab



Professor Anil Kumar



Research Interest

  1. Continuous Flow Chemistry and Processes
  2. Continuous Crystallization
  3. Quality by Design (QbD)
  4. Chemical and Biological Sensors
  5. Large Area Printed Organic Optoelectronic Devices


[1] Continuous Flow Chemistry and Process
Fastest way to move from concept to Production: If everything goes as per plan, one can start production within six-nine months from the day the idea was conceived.



Continuous flow process provides a potential alternative to batch synthesis because of its inherent advantages such as very efficient heat exchange, high batch to batch reproducibility, fast mixing, high throughput, safety, and the ability to do multistep telescoping synthesis. Due to these advantages, these processes have been referred to as the most promising “Green Technology”. Continuous flow processes also provide an “On-Demand” synthesis with complete control over reproducibility, size, shape and these parameters can be achieved at various scales (lab synthesis to pilot to bulk production) with excellent reproducibility. In fact, continuous flow processes are projected to be the “CHEMICAL FACTORIES” of tomorrow. It enables one to carry out protection/deprotection free chemistry as well as to carry out extremely fast reactions wherein the reactive intermediates can be trapped before they could undergo conventional organic reactions. This has forced organic chemists to relearn their retro-synthetic strategies for the most efficient design of a synthetic route. This has profound impact on the development of shorter and more efficient synthetic routes for important targets and APIs. In this direction, we have setup, first of its kind, state of the art laboratory equipped with all the tools which includes pumps (lab sale to production scale including pumping of corrosive and/or air sensitive reagents), reactors (from Micro to macro to production scale reactors), PAT tools (inline FTIR, Uv-Vis and FT NMR). We provide regular training to various industries to generate next generation of human resources in this important area of future technology for production of chemicals in an economically and environmentally viable mode.

[2] Continuous Crystallization
Crystallization is an important process, both at academic as well as industrial level. We develop and optimize processes first at lab-scale and then scale-up via continuous crystallization.

[3] Quality by Design (QbD)
Quality by Design or QbD is an important step towards the development of safe and reproducible chemical and pharmaceutical production processes. It involves the application of Process Analytical Tools (PATS) along with the statistical design (DoE, Process Modelling, BPC, MPSC)

[4] Chemical and Biological Sensors



We are interested in development of commercially deployable handheld detectors and sensors for various chemical and biological sensing requirements.

[5] Large Area Printed Organic Optoelectronic Devices
Optoelectronic Devices based on large are printable organic optoelectronic material is the future of printed organics. In this direction we develop scalable processes for the synthesis of conjugated polymers and nanomaterials, inks for printed electronics and printable transparent conducting inks. Some of the examples from our lab are:

PRINTABLE DEVICES


PRINTABLE SUPERCAPACITORS


PRINTABLE NANOFIBRES


Co-Workers

1. Mr. Abhijeet Shinde  
2. Mr Arvind Maske  
3. Miss Gayathri Dev A  
4. Miss Hepsibha Chirra  
5. Miss Jyoti Agawane  
6. Miss Kajal Arora  
7. Miss Karuna Veeramani  
8. Dr. Nagaraj Nayak  
9. Miss Ratika Maini  
10. Miss Shruti Suryakant Shirke  
11. Miss Snehal Shriwardhankar  
12. Dr. Suman  
13. Miss Sunita K  
1. Mr Abhishek Bhosle  
2. Mr. Abhishek Dubey  
3. Mr Adit Agarwal  
4. Mr Aman Pandey  
5. Dr. Anjana Sarkar  
6. Mr Anirban Maiti  
7. Dr Anshu Kumar  
8. Dr. Appasaheb Avhale  
9. Mr Ashok Kumar Majji  
10. Dr. Ashootosh V. Ambade  
11. Dr. Avinash Kale  
12. Mr. Azmeera Harikrishna  
13. Mr Bhaskar Kasar  
14. Miss Chetna  
15. Mr. Dattatray L. Tarange  
16. Mr Deepak Ranolia  
17. Dr. Dhanya  
18. Miss Firdous Shaikh  
19. Dr. Jasmine Sinha  
20. Dr. Jospeh Tharion  
21. Dr Jafar Hasan  
22. Dr. Jaisingh Divse  
23. Dr. K Krishnamoorthy  
24. Mr Kunal Paratkar  
25. Miss Lavanya Surve  
26. Dr Mamata Chahar  
27. Dr Manish Shinde  
28. Dr. Mithun Radhakrishna  
29. Miss Neha Chhikara  
30. Dr Neha Mishra  
31. Miss Nikita V Chitre  
32. Mr Ninad Kumbhojkar  
33. Miss Pallavi Sengupta  
34. Dr Pritesh Sharma  
35. Dr. Rabindra Sahoo  
36. Mr Rakesh Meher  
37. Dr. T. Ranganathan  
38. Dr. Ravishankar S. Dudhe  
39. Dr Rekha Singh  
40. Dr. Rishab Bajpai  
41. Dr Sandip Gavade  
42. Dr. Santimukul Santra  
43. Dr. Sarada P. Mishra  
44. Mr. Sengottaiyan Murugan  
45. Miss Shilpa Ramesh  
46. Dr. Shivaji Thorat  
47. Dr. Smita Mukherjee  
48. Dr. Sreelekha Gopinathan  
49. Mr Srihari Sethuraman  
50. Dr. Suhas Gawali  
51. Mr Sujeet K Gaware  
52. Mr. Sunil M  
53. Dr Tanur Sinha  
54. Miss Tina Garg  
55. Dr. Umaprasana Ojha  
56. Miss Vanita Mohite  
57. Mr Vishal Kadam  

Publications

77. “Conductivity and Photoconductivity of a p-Type Organic Semiconductor under Ultra-Strong Coupling” Kalaivanan Nagarajan, Jino George, Anoop Thomas, Eloise Devaux, Thibault Chervy, Stefano Azzini, Kripa Joseph, Abdelaziz Jouaiti, Mir Wais Hosseini, Anil Kumar, Cyriaque Genet, Nicola Bartolo, Cristiano Ciuti, and Thomas W. Ebbesen, ACS Nano, 2020, In Press.
 
76. “White Light Generation from a Self Assembled Fluorogen-Surfactant Composite Light Harvesting Platform”, Soumyadipta Rakshit, Sharmistha Das, Priyanka Poonia, Ratika Maini, Anil Kumar, Anindya Datta, J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, in press.
 
75. "Role of Molecular and Interchain Ordering in the Formation of a δ-Hole Transporting Layer in Organic Solar Cells" Naresh Chandrasekaran; Cheng Li; Shivam Singh; Anil Kumar; Christopher McNeill; Sven Huettner; Dinesh Kabra, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2020, 12, 3806-14.
 
74. “High-Throughput Template-Free Continuous Flow Synthesis of Polyaniline Nanofibers” Rekha Singh, Karuna Veeramani, Rishab Bajpai, and Anil Kumar, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2019, 58, 5864-5872.
 
73. “Exceptional photoconductivity in poly (3-hexyl thiophene) fibers through in-situ encapsulation of molybdenum disulfide quantum dots”, Vishnu Nair, Anil Kumara and Chandramouli Subramaniam, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 10395-10402.
 
72. “Effect of Regioregularity on Recombination Dynamics in Inverted Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar cells" Naresh Chandrasekaran, Amelia Liu, Anil Kumar, Chris McNeill, and Dinesh Kabra, JPhysD, 2018, 51, 015501.
 
71. “Polymer-dielectric molecular interactions in defect-free poly(3-hexylthiophene): dependence and consequences of regioregularity on transistor charge transport properties" Ali Nawaz, Isidro Cruz-Cruz, Jessica Rego, Marlus Koehler, Sreelekha Gopinathan, Anil Kumar, Ivo Hummelgen, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 2017, 32, 8, article id. 084003.
 
70. “Ultra-high Mobility in Defect-Free Poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) Field-Effect Transistors Through Supra-Molecular Alignment”, Ali Nawaz, Anil Kumar, and Ivo A. Hümmelgen, Organic Electronics, 2017, 51C, 94-102.
 
69. “ITO-Free Solution-Processed Flexible Electrochromic Devices Based on PEDOT:PSS as Transparent Conducting Electrode” Rekha Singh, Joseph Tharion, Sengottaiyan Murugan, Anil Kumar, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017, 9, 19427-19435.
 
68. “High mobility organic field-effect transistors based on defect-free regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl)” Ali Nawaz, Michelle S. Meruvia, D. L. Tarange, S. Gopinathan, Anshu Kumar, Anil Kumar, Hrishikesh Bhunia, Amlan J. Pal and Ivo A. Hümmelgen, Organic Electronics, 2016, 38, 89-96.
 
67. “Correlation between Photovoltaic Performance and Interchain-ordering Induced Delocalization of Electronics States in Conjugated Polymer Blends” Naresh Chandrasekaran, Eliot Gann, Nakul Jain, Anshu kumar, Sreelekha Gopinathan, Aditya Sadhanla, Richard H. Friend, Anil Kumar, Christopher R. McNeill and Dinesh Kabra, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2016, 8, 20243-20250.
 
66. “Effect of electrode surface on the electrochromic properties of electropolymerized poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin films”, Rekha Singh and Anil Kumar, Organic Electronics, 2016, 30, 67-75.
 
65. “Poly(vinyl alcohol) gate dielectric surface treatments with vitamin C for poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) based field effect transistors performance improvement” Cristiane de Col, Ali Nawaz, Isidro Cruz-Cruz, Anshu Kumar, Anil Kumar, Ivo A. Hummelgen, Organic Electronics, 2015, 17, 22-27.
 
64. "Solution Processed Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin films as transparent Conductor: Effect of p-Toluenesulphonic Acid in Dimethyl Sulfoxide" Smita Mukherjee; Rekha Singh, Sreelekha Gopinathan, Sengottaiyan Murugan, Suhas Gawali, Biswajit Saha, Jayeeta Biswas, Saurabh Lodha, Anil Kumar, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2014, 6, 17792-17803.
 
63. “Continuous Flow Synthesis of Regioregular Poly(3-Hexylthiophene): Ultrafast Polymerization with High Throughput and Low Polydispersity Index” Anshu Kumar, Jafar Hasan, Ashok Kumar Majji, Appasaheb B. Ahvale, Sreelekha P. Gopinathan, Pritesh Sharma, Dattatray L. Tarange, Rishab Bajpai and Anil Kumar, J. Flow Chemistry, 2014, 4(4), 206-210.
 
62. "Solvent Free Chemical Oxidative Polymerization as a Universal Method for the Synthesis of Ultra High Molecular Weight Conjugated Polymers Based on 3,4-Propylenedioxythiophenes" Anshu Kumar, Rekha Singh, P. G. Sreelekha, Anil Kumar, Chemical Communications, 2012, 48. 4905-07.
 
61. "Poly (3-hexylthiophene) and hexafluoro-2-propanol-substituted polysiloxane based OFETs as a sensor for explosive vapour detection" Ravishankar S. Dudhe, Jasmine Sinha, D.S.Sutar, Anil Kumar and V. Ramgopal Rao, Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, 2011, 171, 12-18.
 
60. "Single Step Reductive Polymerization of Functional 3,4-Propylenedioxythiophenes via Direct C-H Arylation Catalyzed by Palladium Acetate" Anshu Kumar, Anil Kumar, Polymer Chemistry, 2010, 1, 286-288.
 
59. "Syntheses and characterization of amplified fluorescence poly(aryleneethynylene)s based on 3,4-propylenedioxythiophenes and their application in TNT sensing" Jasmine Sinha, Anil Kumar, Synthetic Metals, 2010, 160, 2265-72.
 
58. "Processable, Regioregular and "Click"able Monomers and Polymers based on 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene with Tunable Solubility" Jasmine Sinha, Rabindra Sahoo, Anil Kumar, Macromolecules, 2009, 42(6), 2015-2022.
 
57. "Synthesis and Characterization of Regioregular Water Soluble 3,4-Propylenedioxythiophene Derivative and its Application in the Fabrication of High Contrast Solid State Electrochromic Devices" Vaibhav Jain, Rabindra Sahoo, Sarada P. Mishra, Jasmine Sinha, Reza Montazami, Hank M. Yochum, James R. Heflin, Anil Kumar, Macromolecules, 2009, 42(1), 135-140.
 
56. "High Coloration Efficiency Ruthenium Purple Nanocomposites Fabricated by Layer-by-Layer Assembly" Vaibhav Jain, Rabindra Sahoo, Joerg R. Jinschek, Reza Montazami, Hank M. Yochum, Fredrick L. Beyer, Anil Kumar James R. Heflin, Chemical Communications, 2008, 3663-3665.
 
55. "First Triazole-Bridged Unsymmetrical Porphyrin Dyad via Click Chemistry" Sokkalingam Punidha, Jasmine Sinha, Anil Kumar, and M. Ravikanth, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 78, 323-326.
 
54. "Explosive vapour sensor using poly (3-hexylthiophene) and Cu(II)tetraphenylporphyrin composite based organic field effect transistors" Ravishankar S.Dudhe, S.P. Tiwari, Harshil N. Raval, Mrunal A. Khaderbad, Rahul Singh, Jasmine Sinha, M. Yedukondalu, M. Ravikanth, Anil Kumar, V.Ramgopal Rao, Applied Physcis Letters, 2008, 93, 263306.
 
53. "Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Polymers Containing 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene and Chalcogens in the Main Chain" Sarada P. Mishra, K. Krishnamoorthy, Rabindra Sahoo and Anil Kumar, J. Mater. Chem., 2006, 16, 3297-3304.
 
52. "Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Main Chain Aromatic Polyesters Based on 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene" Uma P. Ojha, Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2006, 44, 3479.
 
51. "Design, Syntheses, and Characterization of New Thermoplastics: Polyureas Based on 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene" Uma P. Ojha, C. Ramesh, Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2005, 43, 5823-5830.
 
50. "Main Chain Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyurethanes Containing Biphenyl Mesogens Based on Novel AB-Type Self-Polycondensation Route: FT-IR And XRD Studies" T. Ranganathan, C. Ramesh, Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2005, 43, 1903-1912.
 
49. "Effect of Connectivity and Terminal Functionality on Mesophasic Characteristics of Thermotropic Liquid Crystals Containing Biphenyl Units" T. Ranganathan, C. Ramesh and Anil Kumar, Liquid Crystals 2005, 32(4), 499-512.
 
48. "Synthesis and Characterization of Mono and Disubstituted Poly (3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives with High Electrochromic Contrast in the Visible Region" Sarada P. Mishra, K. Krishnamoorthy, Rabindra Sahoo, Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2005, 43, 419-28.
 
47. "Facile Synthesis of Aliphatic Hyperbranched Polyesters based on Diethyl Malonate and their Irreversible Molecular Encapsulation" Santimukul Santra, Anil Kumar, Chemical Communications, 2004, 2126.
 
46. "Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene and Its Derivatives" Sarada P. Mishra, Rabindra Sahoo, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Aliasgar Q. Contractor, and Anil Kumar, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14(12), 1896-1900.
 
45. "Synthesis and Characterization of N-Substituted Hyperbranched Polyureas" Ashootosh V. Ambade and Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2004, 42(20) 5134-5145.
 
44. "Novel Label-Free DNA Sensors Based on Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)" K. Krishnamoorthy, Rajesh S. Gokhale, Aliasgar Q. Contractor, Anil Kumar, Chemical Communications, 2004, 820-21.
 
43. "Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyesters Containing Biphenyl Mesogens in Main Chain: Effect of Connectivity" T. Ranganathan, C. Ramesh, Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2004, 42(11) 2734-2746.
 
42. "Synthesis of New Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyurethanes Containing Biphenyl Mesogens by using Novel AB-type self-polycondensation" T. Ranganathan, C. Ramesh, Anil Kumar, Chemical Communications, 2004, 154-155.
 
41. "Microtubule Sensors and Sensor Arrays Based on Polyaniline Synthesized in Presence of Poly (Styrene Sulphonate)" Mandakini Kanungo, Anil Kumar, A. Q. Contractor, Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75, 5673.
 
40. "Synthesis and Characterization of Aromatic Polyoxadiazoles Containing 3,4-Alkylenedioxythiophenes" Uma P. Ojha, K. Krishnamoorthy, and Anil Kumar, Synthetic Metals, 2003, 132(3) 279-283.
 
39. "Novel Approaches for Novel Materials" Anil Kumar, A. Q. Contractor, A. V. Ambade, T. Ranganathan, K. Krishnamoorthy, S. P. Mishra, U. P. Ojha, S. Santra, and M. Kanungo, International Journal of Plastics Technology ,2003, 6(1), 73.
 
38. "Synthesis and crystal structure of 2,3,12,13-tetraalkoxy-21, 23-dithiaporphyrins" Neeraj Agarwal, Sarada P. Mishra, Anil Kumar, C-H. Hung, and M. Ravikanth, Chemical Communications, 2002, 2642.
 
37. "Dendronized Electrochromic Polymer Based on Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)" K. Krishnamoorthy, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Sarada P. Mishra, Mandakini Kanungo, A. Q. Contractor & Anil Kumar, Polymer ,2002, 43 (24), 6465-6470.
 
36. "Conductimetric Immunosensor Based on Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)" Mandakini Kanungo, Divesh. N. Srivastava, Anil Kumar, A. Q. Contractor, Chemical Communications, 2002, 680.
 
35. "Electrochemical Synthesis of Fully Sulfonated n-Dopable Polyaniline: Poly (Metanillic Acid)" K. Krishnamoorthy, A. Q. Contractor & Anil Kumar, Chemical Communications, 2002, 240.
 
34. "Studies on Electropolymerization of Aniline in Presence of Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate and its Application in Sensing Urea" Mandakini Kanungo, Anil Kumar and A. Q. Contractor, J. Elect. Anal. Chem., 2002, 528(1-2), 46-56.
 
33. "Rational Design of Electrochromic Polymer With High Contrast In The Visible Region: Dibenzyl Substituted Poly(3,4-Propylenedioxythiophene)" K. Krishnamoorthy, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Mandakini Kanungo, A. Q. Contractor & Anil Kumar, J. Mater. Chem., 2001, 11(12) 2909-12.
 
32. "Electrochemically Polymerized Electroactive Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) Containing Covalently Bound Dopant Ions: Poly {2-(3-Sodiumsulfinopropyl)-2,3-Dihydrothieno[3,4-B][1,4]Dioxin}" K. Krishnamoorthy, Mandakini Kanungo, Ashootosh V. Ambade, A. Q. Contractor & Anil Kumar, Synthetic Metals, 2001, 125(3), 441-444.
 
31. "Electrochromic Polymer Based on A Rigid Cyanobiphenyl Substituted 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene"K. Krishnamoorthy, Mandakini Kanungo, A. Q. Contractor & Anil Kumar, Synthetic Metals, 2001, 124 (2-3), 471-475.
 
30. "An Efficient Route For The Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polymers and Dendritic Building Blocks Based on Urea Linkages" Ashootosh V. Ambade & Anil Kumar, J. Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, 2001, 39 (9), 1295-1304.
 
29. "Controlling The Degree of Branching In Vinyl Polymerization" A. V. Ambade & Anil Kumar, J. Progress In Polymer Science, 2000, 25,1141-1170.
 
28. "Enhanced Contrast Ratios and Rapid Switching in Electrochromics Based on Poly(3,4-Propylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives" D. M. Welsh, Anil Kumar, E. W. Meijer, J. R. Reynolds, Adv. Mater., 1999, 11(16), 1379.
 
27. "Fast Electrochromics Based on New (Ethylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives" D. M. Welsh, Anil Kumar, M. C. Morvant. J. R. Reynolds, Synthetic Metals, 1999, 102, 967.
 
26. "Conducting Poly (3,4-Alkenylenedioxythiophene) Derivatives As Fast Electrochromics With High Contrast Ratio" Anil Kumar, M. C. Morvant, D. M. Welsh, J. R. Reynolds, Chem. Mater, 1998, 10(3), 896.
 
25. "Polypyrrole Coated Textile Fabrics as Gas Sensors" Dilek Kincal, Anil Kumar, A. Child, J. R. Reynolds, Synthetic Metals, 1998, 92, 53.
 
24. "Novel Hyperbranched Polymer Based on Urea Linkages" Anil Kumar, & E. W. Meijer, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm., 1998, 1629.
 
23. "Unique Variable Gap Polyheterocycles For High Contrast Dual Polymer Electrochromic Devices."J. R. Reynolds, Anil Kumar, J. L. Reddinger, B. Sankaran, S. A. Sapp, G. A. Sotzing, Synthetic Metals, 1997, 85, 1295.
 
22. "Hyperbranched Polyurethanes with Varying Spacer Segments Between The Branching Points" Anil Kumar, & S. Ramakrishnan, J. Poly. Sci. Polymer Chemistry Ed. 1996, 34, 839.
 
21. "Structural Variants of Hyperbranched Polyesters" Anil Kumar, & S. Ramakrishnan, Macromolecules, 1996, 29, 2524.
 
20. "Effect Of Branching and Molecular Kinks on The Properties of Main Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers Containing Flexible Spacers." Anil Kumar, & S. Ramakrishnan, Macromolecules, 1996, 29, 8551.
 
19. "Tetradecyl Substituted Poly(Ethylenedioxythiophene): Soluble Conjugated Polymer For Electrochromic Devices" Anil Kumar, & J. R. Reynolds, Macromolecules, 1996, 29, 7629.
 
18. "A Novel One-Pot Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polyurethanes" Anil Kumar, & S. Ramakrishnan, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm., 1993, 1453.
 
Papers in Proceedings
 
17. "Novel Approaches for Novel Materials" Anil Kumar, A. Q. Contractor, Ashootosh V. Ambade, T. Ranganathan, K. Krishnamoorthy, Sarada P. Mishra, Uma. P. Ojha, Santimukul Santra and Mandakini Kanungo, Macro 2002, IL6.6.
 
16. "Surface Modified Hyperbranched Polymers" Geeta, Ashootosh V. Ambade, T. Ranganathan, Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, O9.13.
 
15. "Electrochemical Synthesis of Fully Sulfonated n-Dopable polyaniline: Poly (metanillic Acid)" K. Krishnamoorthy, A. Q. Contractor, and Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, O1.16.
 
14. "Synthesis and Characterization of Electrochromic Polymers Based on 3,4- alkylenedioxythiophenes" Sarada P. Mishra, K, Krishnamoorhty, A. Q. Contractor and Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, O2.20.
 
13. "Synthesis and Characterization of Main Chain Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyesters using an AB type Self-Polycondensation Route" T. Ranganathan and Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, O6.15.
 
12. "Novel appraoch for the synthesis of internally functionalized hyperbranched polyurea" Ashootosh V. Ambade and Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, O6.12.
 
11. "Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers Based on 3,4-alkylenedioxythiophenes" Uma P. Ojha, K. Krishnamoorthy and Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, P1.21.
 
10. "Synthesis And Characterization of Novel Hyperbranched Polymers For Biomedical Applications" Santimukul Santra and Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, P1.28.
 
9. "Processable Poly(3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene)s" Rabindra Sahoo, K. Krishnamoorthy, Anil Kumar, Macro 2002, P2.15.
 
8. "High contrast electrochromic materials based on poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophene) derivatives" D. M. Welsh, Leroy J. Kloeppner, J. R. Reynolds, Anil Kumar, E. W. Meijer, Polymer Preprints, 1999, 40(2), 1206.
 
7. "Dendritic and Hyperbranched Polymers Based on Urea Linkages." Anil Kumar, & E. W. Meijer, Polymer Preprints, 1998, 39(2), 619.
 
6. "Functionalized Poly (3,4-Alkenylenedioxythiophene)" D. M. Welsh, Anil Kumar, J. R. Reynolds, Polymer Preprints,1997, 38(2), 320.
 
5. "Phenyl Substituted Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene)" Anil Kumar, M. C. Morvant, J. R. Reynolds, Polymer Preprints, 1997, 38(1), 155.
 
4. "Chemically Polymerized Alkyl Derivatized Poly(Ethylenedioxythiophenes) As Soluble Conjugated Polymers." Anil Kumar, & J. R. Reynolds, Polymer Preprints, 1996, 37(2), 337.
 
3. "Effect of The Monofunctional Comonomer on The Physical Properties of The Hyperbranched Polyesters" Anil Kumar, & S. Ramakrishnan, "Macromolecules Current Trends". Ed. S. Venkatachalam, V.C. Joseph, R. Ramaswami, V.N. Krishnamurthy, Allied Publishers Ltd., Vol. Ii, P724, Jan. 1995.
 
2. "Main Chain Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers Via AB Type Self Poly-Condensation" S. Ramakrishnan & Anil Kumar, "Macromolecules Current Trends". Ed. S. Venkatachalam, V.C. Joseph, R. Ramaswami, V.N. Krishnamurthy, Allied Publishers Ltd., Vol. Ii, P610, Jan. 1995.
 
1. "Synthesis and Characterization of Hyperbranched Poly(Ether-Ester)S With Functional Spacers" Anil Kumar, & S. Ramakrishnan, Polymer Science: Recent Advances. Vol.1, Ed. I.S.Bhardwaj, P266, Allied Publisher Ltd. 1994.
 
26. “Process to Integrate PolyHIPE immobilized Catalysts with Dynamically stirred Continuous Flow Reactors,” Veeramani Karuna, Kumar Anil, and Cameron Neil, Indian Provisional Patent Reference No. 201921045437, Patent Application No. TEMP/E1/48229/2019-MUM; filed on the 7th of November 2019.
 
25. “Synthesis of Fibrous Nanospheres of Silica via a Continuous Flow Process,” Veeramani Karuna, Kumar Anil, and Cameron Neil, Indian Patent Reference No. E-2/115/2019/MUM, Patent Application No. 201821001507, filed on the 11th of January 2018.
 
24. “Direct (Hetero)Arylation Reaction and Polymerization” Kumar Anil, Kumar Anshu, Murugan Sengottaiyan, Sandip Namadev Gavade, Sreelekha Gopinathan and Manish M Shinde, Indian Patent Application No. 3139/MUM/2015, filed on 18 August 2015.
 
23. “Continuous flow process for the syntheses of polyaniline and polypyrrole nanofibers” Anil Kumar and Rishab Bajpai, Indian Patent Application No 3030/MUM/2015, filed on 10 August 2015.
 
22. “Continuous Flow Process for the Transetherification of 3,4-Dimethoxythiophene” Anil Kumar, Sreelekha Gopinathan, Manish M Shinde, Indian Patent Application No 1969/MUM/2015, filed on 19 May 2015.
 
21. “A Novel Process for the Syntheses of High Molecular Weight Polymers based on 3,4-dioxythiophenes via Direct C-H Arylation Type Reductive Polymerization” Anil Kumar, Anshu Kumar, Murugan Sengottaiyan, Sreelekha Gopinathan, Manish M Shinde, Indian Patent Application No 1968/MUM/2015, filed on 19 May 2015.
 
20. “Continuous Flow Selective Bromination of Organic Compounds” Anil Kumar, Sreelekha Gopinathan, Manish M Shinde, Sandip N Gavade, Indian Patent Application No 1967/MUM/2015, filed on 19 May 2015.
 
19. “Regioregular Conjugated Polymers Based on 3,4-b-diheteropentalenes” Anil Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 4005/MUM/2014, Filed on 12 December 2014.
 
18. “Regioregular Conjugated Copolymers Based on Thieno[3,4-b]thiophene and process for preparation of same” Anil Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 739/MUM/2014, Filed on 26 August 2014.
 
17. “Nickel (0) Catalyzed Kumada Chain Transfer Polycondensation” Anil Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 1701/MUM/2014, Filed on 21 May 2014.
 
16. “A Novel Process to get highly Conducting and Highly Transparent Thin Films and its Applications as Transparent Conductor” Anil Kumar, Smita Mukherjee, Indian Patent Application No 783/MUM/2014, Filed on 7 March 2014.
 
15. “Novel Homogeneous Nickel (II) Catalyst” Anil Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 523/MUM/2014, Filed on 14 February 2014.
 
14. "A Modified Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) Polymerization Process for the Syntheses of Conjugated Polymers" Anil Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 3447/MUM/2012, Filed on 6 December 2012.
 
13. "Solvent Free Solid State Oxidative Polymerization for the synthesis of conjugated polymers" Anil Kumar, Anshu Kumar and Rekha Singh, Indian Patent Application No 2997/MUM/2011, Filed on 24 October 2011.
 
12. "Novel Process for the formation of polymeric thin films based on 3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene monomers via oxidative in-situ polymerization and the applications thereof in organic photovoltaics" Anil Kumar and Rekha Singh, Indian Patent Application No 2581/MUM/2011, Filed on 13 September 2011.
 
11. "A novel process for the functionalisation of epoxy based resists" Anil Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 1972/Mum/2011, Filed on 8 July 2011.
 
10. "A process for preparing poly (3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene) derivatives" Anil Kumar and Anshu Kumar, Indian Patent Application No 2977/Mum/2010, Filed on 26 October 2010.
 
9. “Aqueous formulation of water dispersible polymers of 3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene and process for the preparation thereof” Anil Kumar, Indian Patent File No. 2845/Mum/2010, filed on 12th October 2010.
 
8. “Aqueous dispersible polymers of 3,4-alkylenedioxythiophene and process for the preparation thereof” Anil Kumar, Indian Patent File No. 2840/Mum/2010, filed on 12th October 2010.
 
7. “Functional Amplified Fluorescence Polymers” Jasmine Sinha, Anil Kumar, Phani Kumar Pullela; Indian Patent File No. 2319/MUM/2008. PCT/IB2009/007260, 29.10.2009; GCC Patent No: 14600, 31-10-2009.
 
6. “Method and Device for Determining Ionizing Radiation” Harshil Narendra Raval, Shree Prakash Tiwari, Ramesh Raju Navan, Ramgopal Valipe Rao and Anil Kumar, Indian Patent File No 1927/MUM/2008.
 
5. “Malonic acid based monomers and polymers” Anil Kumar, Santimukul Santra, Uma P. Ojha, P. G. Sreelekha, and Jasmine; Indian Patent File No. 664/MUM/2006.
 
4. “N-alkylation of aminoacids and their application in polymer synthesis” Anil Kumar, Santimukul Santra, Uma P. Ojha, P. G. Sreelekha, and Jasmine; Indian Patent File No. 775/MUM/2006.
 
3. “O-Alkylation of -disubstituted hydroxy compounds and its Applications in Polymer Syntheses” Anil Kumar, Santimukul Santra, Uma P. Ojha, P. G. Sreelekha, and Jasmine; Indian Patent File No. 776/MUM/2006.
 
2. "A method of preparing hydroxymethyl derivatives of 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene" Anil Kumar and Sarada P. Mishra, Indian Patent No 249359 (302/MUM/2005).
 
1. “Novel Polymers of 3,4-Propylenedioxythiophene Derivatives With Pendant Functional Groups” Anil Kumar and Sarada P. Mishra, Indian Patent File No. 347/Mum/2005.
 
3. "A Handheld Explosives Detector Based on Amplifying Fluorescent Polymers" Kumar, A.; Sinha, J.; Majji, A.; Raviprakash, J.; Viswanathan, S.; Paul, J.; Mohan, S. V.; Sanjeeva, S.; Korrapati, S.; Nair, C. In Micro and Smart Devices and Systems; Vinoy, K. J., Ananthasuresh, G. K., Pratap, R., Krupanidhi, S. B., Eds.; Springer India: 2014, p 35.  
 
2. "Poly(Oxythiophenes)" Anil Kumar, Sreelekha P. Gopinathan and Rekha Singh in "Conjugated Polymers: A Practical Guide to Syntheses" RSC Polymer Chemistry Series, Klaus Mullen, John R. Reynolds and Toshio Masuda (Eds), 2013  
 
1. "Electrochemical Transistors for Applications in Chemical and Biological Sensing" Anil Kumar and Jasmine Sinha, in "Organic Semiconductors in Sensor Applications" Series: Springer Series in Materials Science , Vol. 107 Bernards, Daniel A.; Owens, Róisín M.; Malliaras, George G. (Eds.) 2008, XVI, 290 p.  

Industrial Interaction

We have strong interactions with various chemical industries in helping them to improve their processes. Currently, more than a dozen processes have been converted to flow from batch and more in the pipeline.

Following are some of the industries we interacted for various activities:

  • Anthem Biosciences

  • Arthi Industries

  • Bigtec Labs

  • Colourtex

  • Delta Finochem

  • Digichem

  • DRL

  • DU Organics

  • EISAI Pharma Hyderabad

  • Excel Industries

  • Gland Pharma

  • Glochem Industries

  • Jay Chemicals

  • Jubilant

  • Loba

  • Medilux

  • Mehta API

  • Merck/Aldrich

  • Metrochem

  • PI Processes

  • RIL

  • Rupak Pharma

  • Rusan Pharma

  • SABIC

  • S. Amit Speciality Chemicals

  • Sakar Healthcare

  • Sami Labs

  • Sun Pharma

  • Syngenta

  • Synergia

  • Syngene

  • Toyota Chemicals

  • Transpek Industries

  • UPL

  • Vijay Chemicals

  • Virupaksha

More About Me



ANIL KUMAR
Chair Professor
Chemistry Department
National Center for Excellence in Technologies for Internal Security (NCETIS)
National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE)
Center for Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN)
IIT Bombay, Mumbai 400076, INDIA

Tel. No: +91-22-25767153
Fax. No: +91-22-25767152
Cell : +91-981936333
Email : anilkumar@iitb.ac.in
Web : http://www.chem.iitb.ac.in/~akumar


Educational Background :
- Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1995)
- M. Sc., I.I.T. Delhi (1990)
- B.Sc., Delhi University (Rajdhani College, 1988)

Professional Experience:
- Post Doc, Univ. of Florida, USA (1995-97)
- Post Doc, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands (1997-98)
- Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (1998)
- Associate Professor, IIT Bombay (2003)
- Professor, IIT Bombay, (2009)

Awards and Recognitions :

  1. IIT Bombay Impactful Research Award 2018
  2. NASI- Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2017 for Application Oriented Innovations in Physical Sciences.
  3. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering” (2016-18)
  4. CRSI Bronze Medal for 2016
  5. Dr. P. K. Patwardhan Technology Development Award of IIT Bombay for the year 2011
  6. Chairman JEE 2010
  7. Vice-Chairman JEE 2009
  8. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “Polymer Reviews” 2005-13
  9. Scopus Young Scientist Award in CHEMISTRY for year 2007.
  10. BOYSCAST Fellowship for the year 2002-03.
  11. AICTE Career Award for Young Teacher 2002-03.