"The chemists are a strange class of mortals, impelled by an almost insane impulse to seek their pleasures amid smoke and vapour, soot and flame, poisons and poverty; yet among all these evils I seem to live so sweetly that may I die if I were to change places with the Persian king."

  Highlights



Publications :

  1. Synthesis of Fused Cyanopyrroles and Spirocyclopropanes via Addition of N-Ylide to Chalconimines, S. P. Midya, E. Gopi, N. Satam and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 16, 3616-3627 (Hot article and one of the top 10 articles published in Org. Biomol. Chem. in 2017).

  2. Theoretical Studies on the Propulsive and Explosive Performance of Strained Polycyclic Cage Compounds, L. Mallick, S. Lal, S. Reshmi, I. N. N. Namboothiri, A. Chowdhury and N. Kumbhakarna, New J. Chem. 2017, 41, 920-930 (Appeared on the cover page of the journal).

  3. Hauser-Kraus Annulation of Phthalides with Nitroalkenes for the Synthesis of Fused and Spiro-heterocycles, T. Kumar, N. S. Satam and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 3316-3321 (Commentary by V. Snieckus, M. A. Jalil Miah, SYNFACTS 2016, 12, 1016).

  4. Membrane Protein Crystallization in Micelles Conjugated by Nucleoside Base-Pairing: A Different Concept, B. Hosamani, R. Kale, H. Sharma, E. Wachtel, E. Kesselman, D. Danino, N. Friedman, M. Sheves, I. N. N. Namboothiri and G. Patchornik, J. Struct. Biol. 2016, 195, 379-386 (Appeared on the front cover page of the journal).

  5. Novel Purification Method for Membrane Proteins Using Engineered Micelles: Innovation award at the 2016 TechConnect, USA.

  6. Polydiacetylene Nanotubes in Heterogeneous Catalysis: Application to the Gold-Mediated Oxidation of Silanes, E. Villemin, E. Gravel, D. Jawale, P. Prakash, I. N. N. Namboothiri, E. Doris, Macromol. Chem. Phy. 2015, 216, 2398-2403 (Appeared on the cover page of the journal).

  7. Selective Conversion of Nitroarenes Using a Carbon Nanotube-Ruthenium Nanohybrid, D. V. Jawale, E. Gravel, C. Boudet, N. Shah, V. Geertsen, H. Li, I. N. N. Namboothiri and E. Doris, Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 1739-1742 (Commentary by Y. Uozumi, Y. M. A. Yamada and A. Ohno, Synfacts 2015, 11, 442).

  8. Carbon Nanotube-Gold Nanohybrid Catalyzed N-Formylation of Amines Using Aqueous Formaldehyde, N. Shah E. Gravel, D. V. Jawale, E. Doris, and I. N. N. Namboothiri, ChemCatChem 2014, 6, 2201-2205 (Appeared on the cover page of the journal).

  9. Chiral Squaramide Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Pyranones and Pyranonaphthoquinones via Cascade reactions of 1,3-Dicarbonyls with Morita-Baylis-Hillman Acetates of Nitroalkenes, D. K. Nair, R. F. S. Menna-Barreto, E. N. da Silva Júnior, S. M. Mobin and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 6973-6976. ( Appeared on the cover page of the journal ).

  10. Synthesis of Fused Bromofurans via Mg-Mediated Dibromocyclopropanation of Cycloalkanone-Derived Chalcones and Cloke−Wilson Rearrangement, E. Gopi and I. N. N. Namboothiri, J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 910-919 (Commentary by V. Snieckus and K. G. Guimaraes, Synfacts 2013, 9, 489).

  11. Asymmetric Synthesis of γ-Aminophosphonates: The Bio-isosteric Analogs of γ-Aminobutyric Acid
    D. Nadkarni and I. N. N. Namboothiri, J. Chem. Sci. 2013, 125, 443-465 (Review appeared on the coverpage of journal).

  12. Morita-Baylis-Hillman and Rauhut-Currier Reactions of Conjugated Nitroalkenes, K. Kaur and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Chimia 2012, 66, 913-920 (Invited Review and appeared on the cover page of the journal).

  13. Regioselective Synthesis of Sulfonylpyrazoles via Base Mediated Reaction of Diazosulfones with Nitroalkenes and a Facile Entry into Withasomnine, R. Kumar and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 4016-4019 (Commentary by V. Snieckus and C. Schneider, Synfacts 2011, 10, 1060).

  14. Rauhut-Currier Type Homo- and Heterocouplings Involving Nitroalkenes and Nitrodienes, P. Shanbhag, P. R. Nareddy, M. Dadwal, S. M. Mobin and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 4867-4873 (Hot Article).

  15. Synthesis and Anticancer Activity Studies of α-Aminoalkylated Conjugated Nitroalkenes, N. Rastogi, R. Mohan, D. Panda, S. M. Mobin, I. N. N. Namboothiri, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 3211-3214 (1 of the top 10 most downloaded OBC articles in Aug 2006 and appeared on the cover page of the journal).

  16. Highly Efficient Hydrazination of Conjugated Nitroalkenes via Imidazole or DMAP Mediated Morita-Baylis-Hillman Reaction, M. Dadwal, S. M. Mobin, I. N. N. Namboothiri, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2006, 4, 2525-2528 (1 of the top 10 most downloaded OBC articles in June 2006).

  17. Synthesis and Evaluation of α-Hydroxymethylated Conjugated Nitroalkenes for their Anticancer Activity: Inhibition of Cell Proliferation by Targeting Microtubules, R. Mohan, N. Rastogi, I. N. N. Namboothiri, S. M. Mobin, D. Panda, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2006, 14, 8073-8085 (appeared on the cover page of the journal).

  18. Synthetic and Mechanistic Investigations on the Rearrangement of 2,3-Unsaturated 1,4-Bis(alkylidene)carbenes to Enediynes, B. Sahu, R. Muruganantham and I. N. N. Namboothiri, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 2477-2489;

Books

  1. Organic Syntheses Based on Named Reactions, Third Edition: A Practical Guide, A. Hassner and I. Namboothiri, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2012. (Reviews)

  2. Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions of Conjugated Nitroalkenes, I. N. N. Namboothiri, M. Bhati, M. Ganesh, B. Hosamani, T. V. Baiju, S. Manchery, K. Bera, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, USA, 2020, Cover Page.

Others

  1. INN lab on C&EN coverpage

  2. CAS Registry Innovation