Atul Kumar

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Prof. Atul Kumar, a synthetic organic chemist, is Professor/Sr. Principal Scientist at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research(AcSIR) Central Drug Research institute (CSIR-CDRI) at Lucknow, India. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2007.[1]

Academic work[edit]

Kumar has about 24 years experience in drug design and medicinal chemistry [2]

Kumar's most cited work has been on the synthesis of polyhydroquinoline derivatives. His papers on Synthesis of polyhydroquinoline derivatives through unsymmetric Hantzsch reactions [3] and [4] have been cited 195 and 94 times respectively. [5]

Dr Atul Kumar is an recipient of Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) OPPI Scientist Award. He is a member of the Global Advisory committee of SciFinder –Chemical Abastracts Services (CAS) A division of the American Chemical Society(ACS). He is the author of over 90 research papers and 45 Patents.[2]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Official website at CSIR
  3. ^ A Kumar, RA Maurya, "Synthesis of polyhydroquinoline derivatives through unsymmetric Hantzsch reaction using organocatalysts A Tetrahedron Volume 63, Issue 9, 26 February 2007, Pages 1946–1952
  4. ^ "Bakers’ yeast catalyzed synthesis of polyhydroquinoline derivatives via an unsymmetrical Hantzsch reaction" Tetrahedron Letters Volume 48, Issue 22, 28 May 2007, Pages 3887–3890
  5. ^ Dr Atul Kumar - Google Scholar Citations

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