Sukdev Bag is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. He has completed his bachelor degree in Chemistry (major), Physics and mathematics. He worked on Ruthenium-based coordination chemistry in master degree at IIT Bombay. At the same institute, he is currently pursuing his doctoral studies on the area of remote C-H functionalization. He has discovered the novel template for the first example of para-C-H (i.e., another pole of benzene ring) functionalization using palladium as a catalyst and mono-protected amino acid as a ligand. The traceless directing template is having many advantages of selective C-C and C-O formation of toluene and phenol-based moieties. Operationally simple and very useful natural products have been synthesized by applying the current strategy. On the other hand, the most effective heterocycle-based template so far has been engineered to deliver the new and very useful functional groups at meta-position of arene rings. His developed methods for remote C-H functionalization certainly will shed light in the new direction of organic methodology as well as value-added product synthesis.
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