Prakash Parvatkar, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow


Research Interests

​Design and Synthesis of Organic Ligands and their application in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs).​s

Selected Publications

  • Metal-free cross-dehydrogenative coupling (CDC): Molecular iodine as a versatile catalyst/reagent for CDC reactions 
    P. T. Parvatkar, R. Manetsch, B. K. Banik
    Chem. Asian J., 14, 6-30, (2019)
  • Microwave-induced bismuth(III)-catalyzed synthesis of linear indoloquinolines 
    P. T. Parvatkar, P. S. Parameswaran, D. Bandyopadhyay, S. Mukherjee, B. K. Banik
    Tetrahedron Lett., 58, 2948-2951, (2017)
  • Recent progress towards the total synthesis and biological studies of calothrixin A and B 
    P. T. Parvatkar
    Curr. Org. Chem., 20, 839-855, (2016)
  • ntracellular generation of a diterpene-peptide conjugate that inhibits 14-3-3- mediated interactions 
    P. Parvatkar, N. Kato, M. Uesugi, S. Sato, J. Ohkanda
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 15624-15627, (2015)
  • Microwave-assisted reductive cyclization: An easy entry to the indoloquinolines and spiro[2H-indole-2,3'-oxindole] 
    P. T. Parvatkar, M. S. Majik
    RSC Adv., 4, 22481-22486, (2014)
  • Intramolecular Diels-Alder reaction as a key step in tandem or sequential processes: A versatile tool for the synt... 
    P. T. Parvatkar, H. K. Kadam, S. G. Tilve
    Tetrahedron, 70, 2857-2888, (2014)
  • Iodine catalyzed one-pot synthesis of chloro-substituted linear and angular indoloquinolines and invitro antiprolif... 
    P. T. Parvatkar, A. Kumar Ajay, M. Kumar Bhat, P. S. Parameswaran, S. G. Tilve
    Med. Chem. Res., 22, 88-93, (2013)
  • Recent developments in the synthesis of five- and six-membered heterocycles using molecular iodine 
    P. T. Parvatkar, P. S. Parameswaran, S. G. Tilve
    Chem. Eur. J., 18, 5460-5489, (2012)
  • An effcient synthesis of indoloquinoline alkaloid – neocryptolepine (cryptotackieine) 
    P. T. Parvatkar, S. G. Tilve
    Tetrahedron Lett., 52, 6594-6596, (2011)
  • An expeditious I2-catalyzed entry into 6H-indolo[2,3-b]quinolone system of cryptotackieine 
    P. T. Parvatkar, P. S. Parameswaran, S. G. Tilve
    J. Org. Chem., 74, 8369-8372, (2009)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography and Goa University, Goa, India.
  • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Goa University, Goa, India.
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Goa University, Goa, India.​

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2016-2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Northeastern University, Boston, USA.
  • 2013-2015: JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 2012-2013: Scientist Fellow, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India
  • 2011-2012: Kothari Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Goa University, Goa, India​


  • ​​​​​Post-doctoral Research Fellowship by Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan in the year 2013.
  • Scientist Fellowship by CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa India in the year 2012.
  • Dr. D. S. Kothari Post-doctoral Research Fellowship by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India in the year 2011.
  • Eli Lilly and Company Asia, Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award by National Organic Chemistry Symposium Trust (NOST), India in the year 2011.​​

Research Interests Keywords

Metal Organic Frameworks MOF synthesis Organic synthesis