Gopinathan Anilkumar

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The annual cycle of a Metopograpsus population (Muzhupilangad estuary) had three distinct periods: (1) growth-reproduction (January–May), when crabs were involved in moult and reproduction; (2) inactive period (June–July), and (3) reproductive period (August–December). Usually, spawning was immediately followed by another vitellogenic cycle, paralleled by(More)
A new, environmentally benign and practical epoxidation method was developed using inexpensive and efficient Fe catalysts. FeCl3.6H2O in combination with commercially available pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid and amines showed excellent reactivity and selectivity towards aromatic olefins and moderate reactivity towards 1,3-cyclooctadiene utilizing H2O2 as(More)
The oxidative intramolecular coupling reaction of phenol ether derivatives (nonphenolic derivatives) on treatment with a novel combination of a hypervalent iodine(III) reagent, phenyliodine bis(trifluoroacetate) (PIFA), and heteropoly acid (HPA) was studied. Biaryl compounds were obtained in excellent yields on treatment of highly substituted phenol ethers.(More)
A novel and general biomimetic non-heme Fe-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation of aromatic alkenes by using hydrogen peroxide is reported herein. The catalyst consists of ferric chloride hexahydrate (FeCl(3)6 H(2)O), pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (H(2)(pydic)), and readily accessible chiral N-arenesulfonyl-N'-benzyl-substituted ethylenediamine ligands. The(More)
[reaction: see text]. The combination of water-soluble radical initiator 2,2'-azobis[2-(2-imidazolin-2-yl)propane] (VA-061), water-soluble chain carrier 1-ethylpiperidine hypophosphite (EPHP), and surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) was found to be the most suitable condition for effective radical cyclization in water for a variety of(More)
A novel sulfenylation method induced by aromatization of quinone mono-O,S-acetals is described. These sulfenylation reagents readily react with silyl enolethers or electron rich aromatic compounds to give sulfenylation products under mild conditions. In particular, O,S-acetal 2j, which possesses a pentafluorophenylthio function, is the most effective(More)
The synthesis of chiral tridentate N,N,N-pyridine-2,6-bisoxazolines 3 (pybox ligands) and N,N,N-pyridine-2,6-bisoxazines 4 (pyboxazine ligands) is described in detail. These novel ligands constitute a useful toolbox for the application in asymmetric catalysis. Compounds 3 and 4 are conveniently prepared by cyclization of enantiomerically pure alpha- or(More)
[reaction: see text] The complex [Ru(tpy)(pydic)] (1a) is an active catalyst for epoxidation of alkenes by aqueous 30% hydrogen peroxide in tertiary alcohols. The protocol is simple to operate and gives the corresponding epoxides in good to excellent yields. Chiral enantiopure [Ru(tpy)(pydic)] complexes have been synthesized and successfully applied in this(More)
A novel and efficient oxidative biaryl coupling reaction of phenol ether derivatives using a combination of hypervalent iodine(III) reagent, phenyliodine(III) bis(trifluoroacetate) (PIFA), and heteropoly acid has been developed.