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Ankush Biradar

Dr. Ankush V. Biradar

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Dr. Ankush V. Biradar

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Advani, J. H.; Singh, A. S.; Khan, H. N.; Bajaj, H. C.; Biradar, A. V. * Black yet green: Sulfonic acid functionalized carbon as an efficient catalyst for highly selective isomerization of α-pinene oxide to trans-carveol” Appl. Catal B. Env. 2019, 118456 IF-14.229


J. H. Advani, N. H. Khan, H. C. Bajaj, A. V. Biradar*Stabilization of palladium nanoparticles on chitosan derived N-doped carbon for hydrogenation of various functional groups” Appl. Surf. Sci. 2019, 487, 1307–1315. IF-5.155


R. Krishnan, B. D. Bankar, S. Jindani, A. V. Biradar* Surfactant-Assisted Selective Oxidation of Aromatic Amines to Nitro Compounds by in Situ-Formed Performic Acid ACS Omega 2019, 4, 9453−9457. IF-2.58


Doke, D. S.; Advani, J. H.; Naikwadi, D. R.; Gawande, M. B.; Walke, P.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Biradar, A.V.* “Utilization of Waste Biomass for the Synthesis of Functionalizable Support for Covalent Anchoring of Active Organo Catalyst” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7, 3018−3026. IF-6.97


P. Patel, S. Nandi, T. Menapara, A. V. Biradar, R. K. Nagarale, N. H. Khana, R. I. Kureshy “Glycoluril: A heterogeneous organocatalyst for oxidation of alcohols and benzylic sp3 carbons Appl.Catal. A, Gen.  2018, 565, 127–134. IF-4.63


S. NandiP. Patel,  N. H. KhanA. V. Biradar,  R. I. Kureshy “Nitrogen-rich graphitic-carbon stabilized cobalt nanoparticles for chemoselective hydrogenation of nitroarenes at milder conditions”  Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 806-813 IF- 5.934


S. Nandi, P. Patel, A. Jakhar, N. H. Khan, A. V. Biradar, R. I. Kureshy, H. C. Bajaj “Cucurbit[6]uril-Stabilized Palladium Nanoparticles as a Highly Active Catalyst for Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Various Reducible Groups in Aqueous Media” ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 9911– 9919. IF- 1.716


Doke, D. S.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Gawande, M. B.; Zboril, R.; Biradar, A. V.* “Environmentally Benign Bioderived Carbon Microspheres-Supported Molybdena Nanoparticles as Catalyst for the Epoxidation Reaction” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017 5, 904-910 IF- 6.97


Khandelwal, N.; Barbole, R. S.; Banerjee, S. S. ; Chate, G. P.;Biradar, A. V. Khandare, J. J. Giri, A. P. Budding trends in integrated pest management using advanced micro- and nano-materials: Challenges and perspectives J. Environ. Manage. 2016, 184, 157-169 IF- 4.175


Gawande, M. B.; Goswami, A.; Asefa, T.; Guo,  H.; Biradar, A. V.; Peng, D-L.; Zboril, R.; Varma, R. S. “Core–shell nanoparticles - applications in catalysis and electrocatalysis”  Chem. Soc. Rev. 2015, 44, 7540-7590. IF- 40.443


Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Sun, T.; Chan, Y.; Huang,X.; Asefa, T.* Bicinchoninic Acid-Based Colorimetric Chemosensor for Detection of Low Concentrations of Cyanide Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical 2016, 222, 112–119. IF-6.393


Banerjee, S. S.; Todkar, K. J.; Khutale, G. V.; Chate, G. P.; Biradar, A. V.; Gawande, M. B.; Zboril, R.; Khandare, J. J.* “Calcium Phosphate Nanocapsule Crowned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes For pH Triggered Intracellular Anticancer Drug Release” J.  Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 3931-3939. IF- 4.776


Biradar, A.V.* Patil, V. S.; Chandra, P.; Doke, D. S.; Asefa,T.* “Trifunctional Mesoporous SBA-15 as a Highly Active Catalyst for One-Pot Tandem Reaction” Chem. Commun., 2015 51, 8496-8499. IF-6.164


Khandelwal,  N.; Doke, D. S.; Jawale, P. S.; Khandare, J. J.; Biradar A. V.*; Giri, A. P.* “Bio-physical evaluation and in vivo delivery of proteinase inhibitor functionalized Silica nanospheres”  Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2015, 13, 84-92. IF- 3.973


Chandra, P.; Doke, D. S.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Vanka, K.; Biradar, A. V.*Silica Microspheres with High Density Hydroxyl Groups as an Efficient Epoxidation CatalystsRSC Adv., 2015, 5, 21125–21131. IF- 3.049


Chandra, P.; Shinde, S. S.; Biradar, A. V.*Tailor made Ionic Liquids: Catalyst and Media for Organic Transformations” Current Organic Chemistry.  2015, 19, 728-742. IF- 2.157 


  • Fang, W.; Paul, S.; Capron, M.; Biradar, A. V.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K.; Dumeignil, F. Jalowiecki-Duhamel, L.. “Highly loaded well dispersed stable Ni species in NiXMg2AlOY nanocomposites: Application to hydrogen production from bioethanol” Appl. Catal. B: Env. 2015,166-167, 485-496. IF- 14.229


Chandra, P.; Doke, D. S.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Biradar, A. V .* One Pot Synthesis of Ultrasmall MoO3 Nanoparticles Supported on SiO2, TiO2, and ZrO2 Nanospheres: An Efficient Epoxidation Catalyst” J.  Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 19060-19066. IF- 10.733


Acham, V. R.; Biradar, A. V.; Donagare, M. K.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Kemnitz, E. “Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Magnesium Hydroxide Fluorides: A Novel Recyclable Catalyst for Selective Olefin Hydrogenation” ChemCatChem 2014, 6, 3182–3191. IF- 4.495


Linguito, S. L.; Padmanabhan, M.; Zhang, X.; Biradar, A.V.;  Xu, T.; Emge,T. M.;  Asefa,T.;  Li, J.* “New polyoxomolybdate compounds Synthesized in situ using liquid 1-butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate as green solvent”  New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 2894. IF- 3.069


Kotbagi, T. V.; Biradar, A. V.; Umbarkar, S. B. Dongare, M. K.; “Isolation, Characterization and Identification of Catalytically Active Species in MoO3/SiO2 Catalyst During Solid acid Catalyzed Reactions” ChemCatChem 2013, 5, 1531-1537. IF-4.495


Aburawi, E. H.; Qureshi, M. A.; Oz, D.; Jayaprakash, P. ; Tariq, S.; Hameed, R. S.; Das, S.; Goswami,  A.; Biradar, A. V.;  Asefa, T.; Souid, A. K.; Adeghate,  E.; Howarth, E. “Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Ventricular Myocyte Structure and Function” Chem. Res. Tox. 2013, 1, 26-36. IF- 3.278


Chandagude, M. G.; Biradar, A. V.; Kotbagi, T. V.; Puranik, V. G; Dongare, M. K.; Umbarkar, S. B. “Selective Oxidation of Nonrefractory and Refractory Sulfides by Cyclopentadienyl Molybdenum Acetylide Complexes as Efficient Catalysts” Catal. Lett. 2012, 11, 1352-1360. IF- 2.799


Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T. “Nanosized Gold Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkyl-Substituted Benzenes” Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2012, 435-436, 19-26. IF- 4.63


Woronowicz, K.; Ahmed, S.; Biradar, A. A.; Biradar, A. V.; Birnie, III D. P.; Asefa, T.; Niederman, R. A. “Near-IR absorbing solar cell sensitized with bacterial photosynthetic membranes” Photochem. Photobio., 2012, 88, 1467–1472. IF- 2.214

29. Zhang,# J.; Biradar#, A. V.; Emge, T. J.; Asefa, T.; Li, J. A New 2-D Metal-Organic Framework as a Promising Heterogeneous Catalyst for Olefin Epoxidation Reactions” Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 6541-6543. # equal contribution. IF-6.164


Al Samri M. T.#; Biradar#, A. V.; Balhaj, G.; Shehab, S.; Al-Salam, S.; Tariq, S.; Pramathan, T.; Benedict, S.; Asefa, T. Souid A-K, “Study on In Vitro Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Fetal Blood Cells” Int. J. Nanomedicine, 2012, 7, 3111-3121.# equal contribution IF- 4.471


Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T. “Assembling Nanostructures for Effective Catalysis: Supported Pd Nanoparticle Multicores Coated by Hollow and Nanoporous ZrO2 Shell” ChemSusChem, 2012, 1, 132-139. IF- 7.804


Biradar, A. V.; Biradar A. A.; Asefa, T. “Silica-Dendrimer Core-Shell Microspheres with Encapsulated Ultrasmall Palladium Nanoparticles: Efficient and Easily Recyclable Heterogeneous Nanocatalysts” Langmuir, 2011, 27, 14408 –14418. IF- 3.683


Silva, R.; Biradar, A. V.; Fabris, L. Asefa, T. “Au/SBA-15 Based Robust and Convenient-to-Use Nanopowder Material for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) with High SERS Enhancement Factor” J. Phy. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 22810 -22817. IF- 4.309


Al-Salam, S.; Al Samri, M. T.; Al Shamsi, M.; Tariq, S.; Benedict, S.; Sudhadevi, M.; Biradar, A.V.; Asefa, T.; Souid, A.-K. “In Vitro Study of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles in Mouse Lung” Toxicol. Sci., 2011, 122, 86 - 99. IF- 4.081


Sharma, K. K.; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Asefa, T. “Bifunctional Organic-Inorganic Mesoporous Catalyst for Tandem Reactions” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 21, 3174 -3182. IF- 2.578 Selected as hot catalysis article by Wiley publications.


Duncan, C. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T. “Aminotroponiminate/Aminotroponate-Zinc Complexes Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Catalysts for Intramolecular Hydroamination of Non-Activated Alkenes with Varied Steric and Electronic Properties” ACS Catal.  2011, 1, 736 - 750. IF- 12.221


Biradar, A. V.; Sharma, K. K.; Asefa, T. “Continuous and Selective Henry Reaction Catalyzed by Amine-Supported Nanoporous Catalyst on Fixed-Bed Reactor” Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2010, 389, 19 - 26. IF-4.63


Duncan, C. T.; Biradar, A. V.; Mishler II, R. E.; Asefa, T. “Trimming Nanostructured Walls while Fluorinating their Surfaces: A Route to Making and Widening Pores of Nanoporous Materials and Efficient Nanocatalysts” Chem. Mater. 2010. 22, 4950 - 4963. IF- 10.159


Shamsi, A. M.; A. Samri, M. T.; Al-Salam, S.; Conca, W.; Shaban, S.; Benedict, S.; Tariq, S.; Biradar, A.V; Penefsky, H. S.; Asefa, T.; Souid, A.-K. “Biocompatibility of Calcined Mesoporous Silica Particles with Cellular Bioenergetics in Murine Tissues” Chem. Res. Tox. 2010, 23, 1796 - 1805. IF- 3.274


Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Duncan, C. T.; Asefa, T. “Silica nanosphere-supported shaped Pd nanoparticles encapsulated with nanoporous silica shell: Efficient and recyclable nanocatalysts” J.  Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 7834 – 7841.


Wang, Y.; Biradar, A. V.; Wang, G.; Sharma K. K.; Asefa, T. “Controlled Synthesis of Cuboctahedral Copper Nanoparticles in Aqueous Phase and their Catalytic Properties” Chem.  Eur. J.  2010, 16, 10735 - 10743. IF-5.16


Biradar, A. A.; Biradar A. V.; Asefa, T. “Entrapping Flavin-Containing Monooxygenase on Corrugated Silica Nanospheres and their Recyclable Biocatalytic Activities” ChemCatChem 2010, 8, 1004 - 1010. IF-4.495


Sharma, K. K.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa T. “Substituent and Catalyst-Dependent Selectivity to Aldol or Nitrostyrene Product in Heterogeneous Base Nanocatalysis” ChemCatChem, 2010, 2, 61 - 66. IF- 4.495


Umbarkar, S. B.; Kotbagi, T. V.; Biradar, A. V.; Pasricha, R.; Chanale, J.; Dongare, M. K. Mamede, A-S.; Lancelot, C.; Payen, E. “Acetalization of glycerol using mesoporous MoO3/SiO2 solid acid catalyst”  J. Mol. Catal.: A Chem. 2009, 310, 150 - 158. Top 25 hottest article October to December 2009 Top 25 hottest article of Academic Year October 2009 – September 2010


Mishler, II, R. E.; Biradar, A. V.; Duncan, C. T.; Schiff, E. A.; Asefa, T.*  “Solvent-washable polymer templated synthesis of mesoporous materials and solid-acid nanocatalysts in one-pot”  Chem. Commun. 2009, 6201 - 6203. IF- 6.164


Xie, Y.; Sharma, K. K.; Anan, A.; Wang, G.; Biradar, A. V.; Asefa, T.*  “Efficient solid-base catalysts for aldol reaction by optimizing the density and type of organoamine groups on nanoporous silica” J.  Catal. 2009, 265, 131 - 140. IF- 7.723 Top 25 hottest article July to September 2009


Biradar, A. V.; Dongare, M. K.; Umbarkar, S. B. “Selective oxidation of aromatic primary alcohols to aldehydes using molybdenum acetylideoxo-peroxo complex as catalyst” Tetrahedron Lett. 2009, 50, 2885 - 2888. IF-2.379


Pasricha, R.; Bala, T.; Biradar, A, V.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Sastrym, M. “Synthesis of Catalytically Active Porous Platinum Nanoparticles by Transmetallation Reaction and Proposition of the Mechanism” Small, 2009, 5, 1467 - 1473. IF-10.856 


Biradar, A. V.; Kotbagi, T. V.; Dongare, M. K.; Umbarkar, S. B.“Selective N-oxidation of aromatic amines to nitroso derivatives using a molybdenum acetylideoxo-peroxo complex as catalyst” Tetrahedron Lett., 2008, 49, 3616 - 3619. IF-2.379 (Highlighted in Catalysts & Catalyzed Reactions RSC Publications July 2008 )


Biradar, A. V.; Sathe, B. R.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K. “Selective cis-Dihydroxylation of Olefins using Recyclable Homogeneous Molybdenum Acetylide Catalyst” J. Mol. Catal.: A Chem. 2008, 285, 111 - 119.


Armbruster,  U.;  Umbarkar,  S. B.; Biradar, A. V.; Dongare,  M. K.; Datta, A.; Darmora, S. Martin,  A.; Influence of operating method on reforming of glycerol in aqueous phase, U. DGMK Tagungsbericht, 2008, 3, 169-176.


Kamble, V. T.; Ekhe, V. R.; Joshi, N. S.; Biradar, A. V. “Magnesium Perchlorate: An Efficient Catalyst for One-Pot Synthesis of Pyrano- and Furanoquinolines” Synlett, 2007, 9, 1379 - 1382. IF- 2.369 


Kamble, V. T.; Jamode, V. S.; Joshi, N. S.; Biradar A. V.; Deshmukh, R. Y.  “An efficient method for the synthesis of acylals from aldehydes using silica-supported perchloric acid (HClO4–SiO2)” Tetrahedron Lett., 2006, 47, 5573 - 5576. IF- 2.379


Umbarkar, S. B.; Biradar,A. V.; Mathew, S. M.; Shelke, S. B.; Malshe, K. M.; Patil, P. T.; Dagde, S. P.; Niphadkar S. P.; Dongare,M. K. “Vapor phase nitration of benzene using mesoporous MoO3/SiO2 solid acid catalyst” Green Chem., 2006, 8, 488 - 493. IF-9.405


Mathew, S. M.; Biradar, A. V.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K. “Regioselective nitration of cumene to 4-nitro cumene using nitric acid over solid acid catalyst” Catal. Commun. 2006, 7, 394 - 398. IF-3.674


Biradar, A. V.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K. “Transesterification of diethyl oxalate with phenol using MoO3/SiO2 catalyst” Appl. Catal. A: Gen., 2005, 285, 190 - 195. IF- 4.63


Bandgar, B. P.; Kamble, V. T.; Biradar, A. V. “Practical and General Method for Direct Synthesis of Alkyl Fluorides from Alcohols under Mild Conditions” Monat. Fur Chemie, 2005, 136, 1579 - 1582. IF- 1.501

  1. A. V. Biradar, N. H. Khan, H. C. Bajaj, D. Naikawadi, R.  Krishnan “Process for the preparation of flavouring ketones” 21-06-2019 (application number 201911024665).
  2. N. H. Khan,  R. I. Kureshy, A. V. Biradar, P. Patel, B. D. Bankar H. C. Bajaj Iridium catalyst, method of preparation and its use for the preparation of formate/ formic acid” Application no. =201811030629
  3. Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K.; Biradar, A. V.;  More, P. M. “Development of non noble metal based diesel oxidation catalyst” INV-2013-144
  4. Biradar, A. V.; Umbarkar, S. B.; “Synthesis of Functionalized carbon microspheres and their catalyst activity in C-C and C-N bond formation reactions” Pub. No. WO2014207765 (A2) ― WO2014207765-A2; WO2014207765-A32014-12-31 IND patent no 302867 Granded, IND patent no 298372 Granded.
  5. Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K.; Biradar, A. V.; Kulal, A. Kotbagi, T. V.; Bhosale, A.R.; Chandgude, M. G. “Sol-gel synthesized WO3/SiO2 catalysts for nitration of aromatics” US Patent 9,409,854 B2 Granted
  6. Biradar, A. V.; Umbarkar, S. B.; Chandra, P. Corrugated silica nanospheres for metal free epoxidation of olefins and process thereof” IN201301389-I1
  7. Asefa, T.; Biradar, A. V.; “Gold nanocatalysts and methods of use thereof” Patent publication US 2012/0289749 A1
  8. Asefa, T. Biradar, A. V.; Wang, Y.; “Efficent and recyclable heterogeneous nanocatalysts” US US9283545 B2 USA Granted
  9. Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K.; Biradar, A. V.; Acham, V. R. “Process for preparation of organometallic molybdenum acetylidedioxo complex, (h5-C5H5)MoO2(-CºCPh) a catalysts for oxidation reactions using molybdenum oxide precursor.  Publication no and date WO2012035555 (A1) 2012-03-22, IND patent no 293813 Granted
  10. Umbarkar, S. B.; Dongare, M. K.; Biradar, A. V. “An improved process for the preparation of high selective diphenyl oxalate.  Pat. No 256642 Granted

Book Chapters:

1. Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Sharma, K. K.; Silva, R. “Nanocatalysts for the Heck Coupling Reactions” Book Chapter in “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 11-50

2. Asefa, T.*; Biradar, A. V.; Das, S.; Sharma, K. K. “Nanostructured Catalysts for the Henry, Aldol, and Knoevenagel Reactions” Book Chapter in “Nanocatalysis: Synthesis and Applications” (V. Polshettiwar, T. Asefa, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, 221-250


Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, Synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials: Nanoporous materials (e.g. MCM, SBA and Silica sphere), core-shell (silica, ceria and zirconia) shaped nanoparticles, (Nano Particles: Au, Pd, Co), organometallic complexes, supported heterogeneous catalysts, Techniques: Sol-gel, Co-precipitation, Post-grafting, Catalysis: Oxidation, Dehydrogenation, Hydrogenation, Carbonylation, Amination, Suzuki coupling, Nitro-aldol reactions, Biocatalysis etc., Gas phase, High pressure reactions.

Heterogeneous Catalysis , Synthesis and characterization of Nano, Multifunctional Catalysts (Carbon, Silica, Ceria and Zirconia), Catalysis: Oxidation, Dehydrogenation, Hydrogenation, Carbonylation, Amination, Nitration, Nitro-aldol reactions etc. Gas phase and High Pressure reactions Bio-Materials synthesis