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Department :  Chemistry

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Name:Dr. Swapandeep Singh Chimni
Areas of Interest / SpecializationOrganic Chemistry, Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, Green Chemistry
Best Ten Publications:1. Humicola lanuginosa Lipase Catalyzed Enantioselective Resolution of -Hydroxy sulfides: Versatile Synthons for Enantiopure -Hydroxy sulfoxides. S Singh, S Kumar and S S Chimni* Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2001, 12 (17), 2457-2462. 2. Electron Deficiency of Aldehydes Controls the Pyrrolidine Catalyzed Direct Cross-Aldol Reaction of Aromatic/Heterocyclic Aldehydes and Ketones in Water. S S Chimni, D. Mahajan Tetrahedron, 2005, 61, 5019-5024. 3. Protonated Chiral Prolinamide Catalyzed Enantioselective Direct Aldol Reaction in Water. S S Chimni, D. Mahajan, V. V. Suresh Babu Tetrahedron Letters 2005, 46, 5617-5619. 4. Small organic molecule catalyzed enantioselective direct aldol reaction in water. S S Chimni and D Mahajan Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2006, 17, 2108-2119. 5. Protonated (S)-prolinamide derivatives-water compatible organocatalysts for direct asymmetric aldol reaction. S S Chimni, S Singh, D Mahajan Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2008, 19, 2276-2284. 6. Thiourea catalyzed aminolysis of epoxides under solvent free conditions. Electronic control of regioselective ring opening. S S Chimni, Neeraj Bala, V A Dixit, P V Bharatam Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 3042-3049. 7. Recent developments in the asymmetric hydrolytic ring opening of epoxides catalysed by microbial epoxide hydrolase. Neeraj Bala, S S Chimni Tetrahedron: Asymmetry 2010, 2879-2898. 8. Facile Construction of Vicinal Quaternary and Tertiary Stereocenters via Regio- and Stereoselective Organocatalytic Michael Addition to Nitrodienes. P Chauhan, S S Chimni Adv. Synth. Catal. 2011, 353, 3202-3212. 9. Grinding Assisted Asymmetric Organocatalysis: A Solvent-free Approach Towards the Construction of Vicinal Quaternary and Tertiary Stereocenters. P. Chauhan & S. S. Chimni Asian J. Org. Chem. 2012, 1, 138-141. 10. Asymmetric Organocatalytic Addition Reactions of Maleimides: A Promising Approach Towards the Synthesis of Chiral Succinimide Derivatives. P. Chauhan, J. Kaur & S. S. Chimni Chemistry--An Asian Journal, 2013, 8, 328-346. 11. Synthesis and Stereochemistry-Activity Relationship of Chiral Thiourea Derivatives as Potential Anticancer Agents. V. Kumar, A. Kumar, V. V. Sureshbabu, S S Chimni Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry 2014, 14, 910-920. 12. Organocatalytic Enantioselective aza-Henry reaction of Ketimines Derived from Isatins: Access to Optically Active 3-Aminooxindoles. Akshay Kumar, Jasneet Kaur and Swapandeep Singh Chimni RSC Advances 2014, 4, 24816-24819.
Awards and Honours:1. CCRS Award 2014. 2. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry Most Cited Paper 2006-2009 Award. 3. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry Most Cited Paper 2005-2008 Award. 4. Tetrahedron Letters Most Cited Paper 2005-2008 Award. 5. Awarded Visiting Associate ship for the 2000-2002 by UGC, India. 6. Awarded INSA-RSC visiting fellowship 1996. 7. Awarded Medal by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for standing first in M.Sc. (Honours School) 1985. 8. Awarded Medal by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for standing first in B.Sc. (Honours School) 1984.