Nidhi Jain

Nidhi Jain


Born: New Delhi
Ph.D.: Delhi University (2005)
Post Doctoral Fellow: University of Rhode Island, USA (2005-2008)
Amity University U.P.: July 2008-Nov 2010
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi: Dec 2010-present

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Research Interests

  • Palladium and copper assisted selective C-H functionalizations: The concept of chelation assistance by directing groups in catalytic functionalization of C-H bonds has emerged as a powerful tool in organic synthesis. We are focused towards atom economic conversion of C-H bonds into carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds using palladium and copper based catalytic systems.
  • Use of iodine and hypervalent iodine reagents in organic synthesis.
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous nanocatalysis.
  • Development of new synthetic methods, strategies and concepts in organic synthesis.

    Selected Publications

  1. S. Gupta, N. Chandna, P. Dubey, A. K Singh, N. Jain, GO-Cu7S4 catalyzed ortho-aminomethylation of phenol derivatives with N,N-dimethylbenzylamines: site-selective oxidative CDC, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 7511.
  2. A. Gupta, M.S. Deshmukh, and N. Jain, Iodine catalyzed C-N bond formation: Synthesis of 3-Aminoquinoxalinones under ambient conditions, J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (9), 4784-4792.
  3. S. K. Singh, N. Chandna, and N. Jain, N-Mannich bases of aromatic heterocyclic amides: Synthesis via copper catalyzed aerobic cross-dehydrogenative coupling under ambient conditions, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 1322-1325.
  4. A. K. Jha, and N. Jain, Microwave-assisted ortho-alkylation of azine N-oxides with N-tosylhydrazones catalyzed by copper(I) iodide, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1831-1834.
  5. C. Premi, A. Dixit and N. Jain, Palladium catalyzed regioselective decarboxylative alkylation of arenes and heteroarenes with aliphatic carboxylic acids, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2598-2601.
  6. P. Sharma, S. Rohilla and N. Jain, Copper acetate-DMSO promoted methylthiolation of arenes and heteroarenes, J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 4116-4122.


        Group Members

    Ph.D. Students
  • Sonu Gupta
  • Poonam Sharma
  • Preeti Jha
  • Himanshu Singh
  • Alankrita Garia
  • Ritu
  • Rajat Tiwari
    M.Sc. and M.Tech. Students
  • Charu Sharma (M.Sc.)
  • Riya Haldar (M.Sc.)