Research

The synthesis, transformations, and applications of biologically active molecules constitute a significant part of modern organic chemistry. Synthetic organic chemistry is an important and unique branch of chemistry which is vital to the survival and advancement of society. Small organic compounds are highly important molecules with numerous applications in pharmaceutical industry as well as in academic laboratories. They are important structural motifs widely found in natural products, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, cosmetics, textiles, perfumes, and dyes. Combating several diseases is not possible without the continuous support and breakthroughs of medicinal and organic chemists. They are also widely used as important scaffolds and building blocks for the construction of optical and functional materials.

In this regard, development of new synthetic methods for the construction of small organic molecules such as substituted aromatic, polyaromatic, and heteroaromatic compounds continues to command extensive interest due to their wide range of modern applications. Although a number of valuable approaches for the synthesis of diverse organic small molecules have been reported, there is still high demand for more efficient and practical synthetic methods for their preparation. The ongoing research of efficient synthetic methodology combined with the increasing emphasis on sustainability inspires chemists to develop novel methods to construct small molecules more efficiently under environmentally benign manner which can include milder and less toxic reaction conditions.

Therefore, our current research involves the synthesis of small organic molecules, natural product synthesis, drug development, and environmentally sustainable synthesis of nanoparticles and carbon dots.