Chemistry Division

Dr. Indu Bhusan Deb

  • 2008:    Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India with professor I. N. N. Namboothiri)
  • 2008-2010: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA with professor Daniel Seidel)
  • 2011-2013: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with professor NAOHIKO Yoshikai)
  • 2013: Research Investigator (April, 2013-Dec, 2013), Bristol Mayer Squibb –Biocon Research Center, Bangalore
  • 2014- Present: Senior Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata

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+91-9836297770 , +91-33-24995938

Senior Scientist

Star award in process chemistry for outstanding contribution
Bristol Mayer Squibb –BioconResearch Center, Syngene, 2013)

Grant: Approved by DST, India from 2014 onwards for three years.


Names of the group members including regular staff with designation and research fellows

Positions available

For Ph.D: CSIR NET/UGC awardees with background in organic/medicinal chemistry are welcome to apply via email
(Industrial experienced candidate will be preferred)






Email ID

Ph.D Student

Mr. Aniket Mishra


M.Sc., IIT Guwahati

June, 2014-

Mr. Arindam Das


M.Sc., Presidency Univ.

July, 2016-

Mr. Writhabrata Sarkar


M.Sc., Jadavpur Univ.

Jan, 2017-

Mr. Sumit Das


M.Sc., IIT Bhubaneswar

Jan, 2017-

M.S. Pharma Student

Mahesh P.


B.Pharm, Kerala. Calicut medical college

July, 2016-

Mr.Saidalvi K.M.


B.Pharm, Kottayammedical college

July, 2016

Project Student

Ms.Tripta Kumari Vats


MS-Pharm NIPER Kolkata

Aug, 2016

Past Student

Anupama Roy




Tripta Kumari


B.Pharm, BIT Mesra



Current Research Interest

  • Our research interests lie in the development of new catalytic system using transition metal for C-H/C-X bond functionalization and development of synthetic strategy employing C-H/C-X bond activation chemistry for the synthesis of bioactive small molecules.
  • Asymmetric catalysis using newly designed ligand and catalyst.


List of All Publications


  1. “Rhodium Catalyzed sp2 C-H Acetoxylation of N-Aryl Azaindoles/ N-Heteroaryl Indolines” Aniket Mishra,† Tripta Kumari Vats,† Mahesh P. Nair, Arindam Das and Indubhusan Deb* Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b02203 (†contributed equally)

  2. Ruthenium-Catalyzed Direct and Selective C–H Cyanation of N-(Hetero)aryl-7-azaindoles” Aniket Mishra, Tripta Kumari Vats and Indubhusan Deb* Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016. 81, 6525-6534. [Top 5 most read articles in July, 2016].

  3. Palladium-Catalyzed Oxidative Cyclization for the Synthesis of Indolyl/pyrrolyl-3-phosphonates” Aniket Mishra and Indubhusan Deb* Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2016, 358, 2267-2272. [Top 15 most accessed articles in June, 2016].

  4. Facile Access to Ring-Fused Aminals via Direct α-Amination of Secondary Amines with ortho-Aminobenzaldehydes. Synthesis of Vasicine, Deoxyva-sicine, Deoxyvasicinone, Mackinazolinone and Ruteacarpine” Richers, M. T.; Deb, Indubhusan, Platonova, A. Y.; Zhang, C.: Seidel, Daniel. Synthesis 2013, 1730-1748.
  5. Conjugate Addition of Curcumins to Chalcones and Azodicarboxylates” Ayyagari, N.; Mehta A.; Deb, Indubhusan; Mobin, S. M.; Namboothiri, I. N. N.Tetrahedron 2013, 69, 5973-5980.
  6. “Phenanthridine Synthesis through Iron-Catalyzed Intramolecular N-Arylation of O-Acetyl Oxime” Deb, Indubhusan, Yoshikai,  Naohiko. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4254-4257.
  7. Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cyclization of N-Aryl Imines: Indole Synthesis from Anilines and Ketones” Wei, Ye; Deb, Indubhusan, Yoshikai,  Naohiko. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 1201-1204.
    Highlighted in SYNFACTS 2012 and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013]

  8. Redox-Neutral Indole Annulation Cascades” Haibach, M. C.; Deb, Indubhusan; De, C. K.; Seidel, Daniel J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2100-2103.
    [Top 20 most downloaded articles in Feb, 2011 and Highlighted in SYNFACTS 2011, 440]

  9. Redox Isomerization via AzomethineYlide Intermediates: N-Alkyl Indoles from Indolines and AldehydesDeb, Indubhusan; Das, D.; Seidel, Daniel .Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 812-815.
  10. Decarboxylative Formation of N-Alkyl Pyrroles from 4-Hydroxyproline” Deb, Indubhusan; Coiro, D.; Seidel, Daniel. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6473-6475.
  11. Retro-Claisen Condensation vsPyrrole Formation in Reactions of Amines and 1,3-DiketonesDeb, Indubhusan; Seidel, Daniel. Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 2945-2947.
  12. Catalytic Enantioselective Intramolecular Redox Reactions: Ring-Fused Tetrahydroquinolines” Murarka, S.; Deb, Indubhusan; Zhang, C.; Seidel, Daniel. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 13226-13227.
    Highlighted in SYNFORM 2009/09 as well as SYNFACTS 2009(12), 352].

  13. Morita-Baylis- Hillman Reactions Between Conjugated Nitroalkenes or Nitrodienes and Carbonyl Compounds” Deb, Indubhusan; Shanbhag, P.; Mobin, S. M.; Namboothiri, I. N. N. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, 4091-4101.
  14. Synthesis of Benzo-Fused Medium Ring Cyclic Ethers via Michael Addition-Ring Closing Metathesis Strategy Involving Nitroaliphatic CompoundsDeb, Indubhusan; John, S.; Namboothiri, I. N. N. Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 11991-11997.
  15. Hydroxyalkylation of Conjugated Nitroalkenes with Activated Nonenolizable Carbonyl Compounds” Deb, Indubhusan; Dadwal, M.; S. M Mobin; Namboothiri, I. N. N. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 1201-1204.


  1. Novel Anticancer Hydrazinoderivatives of Curcuminand Process for Preparation thereof” Namboothiri, I. N. N; Panda, D.; Deb, Indubhusan; Mehta, A.; Wardhan, V.PATENT No: IN-2008MU01568(1568/MUM/2008 dated 23/07/2008).

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