Professor Dipakranjan Mal

MSc (Calcutta), PhD (Missouri, USA)
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal, India



 Representative Publications

  1. Three-membered rings: Reaction of 1-halocyclopropane-1,2-diesters with DBU; Unexpected Products, McCoy, L. L.; Mal, D. J. Org. Chem. 1981, 46, 1016.


  1. Intramolecular hydrogen bonding and acidity of some γ-hydroxy and γ-methoxy-α,ß-unsaturated carboxylic acids, McCoy, L. L.; Mal, D.  J. Org. Chem. 1984, 49, 939.


  1. Regio- and stereospecific construction of anthracyclinones: total synthesis of γ-citromycinone and (±)-dimethyl 6-deoxydaunomycinone and dimethyl 6-deoxyadriamycinone, F. M. Hauser, P. Hewawasam, D. Mal, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1988, 110, 2919.


  1. Thiophthalides: A novel class of arene-annulating agents: synthesis of polynuclear hydroaromatic compounds, D. Mal, R. Pal, K. V. S. N. Murty, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. 1992, 821.


  1. Tandem Cope-cheletropic reaction: A new molecular rearrangement, D. Mal, N. K. Hazra, Chem. Commun.1996, 1181.


  1. Total Synthesis of coriandrin and 7-demethylcoriandrin via a new isocoumarin synthesis, D. Mal, M. Bandyopadhyay, S. K. Ghorai, K. Datta, Tetrahedron Lett. 2000, 41, 3677.


  1. A brief and convergent synthetic route to defucogilvocarcin M chromophore: the formal synthesis of WS 5995 A & C, D. Mal, A. Patra, P. Pahari, S. Roy, J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 9017.


8.      Anionic [4 + 2] cycloaddition strategy in the regiospecific synthesis of carbazoles: formal     

synthesis of ellipticine and murrayaquinone A, Mal, D.; Senapati, B.; Pahari, P. Tetrahedron 2007, 63, 3768.


  1. Recent advances in the Hauser annulation, Mal, D.; Pahari, P. Chem. Rev. 2007, 107, 1892-1918.


  1. DBU-CH3I, a potential substitute for CH2N2 in the preparation of methyl esters: studies  with assorted carboxylic acids, Mal, D.; Jana, A.; Ray, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Patra, A.; De, S. R. Synth. Commun. 2008, 38, 3937-3946.


  1.  Total synthesis of euplectin, a natural product with a chromone fused indenone, Mal, D.; De,

      S. Org. Lett. 2009, 11, 4398-4401.


  1.  A rapid entry to C-prenylcarbazoles: total synthesis of clausamines C-D, clausevatine D, and

 clausine F, Jana, A.; Mal D. Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4411-4413.


  1.  Benzannulation for the regiodefined synthesis of 2-alkyl/aryl-1-naphthols: Total synthesis of      Arnottin 1, Mal, D.; Jana, A. K.; Mitra, P.; Ghosh, K. J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 3392-3398.


  1. Anionic [4+3] heteroannulation of 2-azidoacrylates: A modular synthesis of 2-benzazepin-1-ones, Dinda, B. K.; Jana, A. K.; Mal, D. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 3999-4001.


  1.  Angucycline C5 Glycosides: Regio- and stereocontrolled synthesis and cytotoxicity, Mal, D.; Mitra, P.; Behera, B.; Maiti, T. K.  J. Org. Chem.  2013, 78, 9748–9757.


  1. Phthalides and Phthalans: Synthetic Methodologies and their Applications in the Total  Synthesis, Karmakar, R.; Pahari, P.; Mal, D. Chem. Rev. 2014, 114, 6213–6284.


     17. Synthesis of vitamin K and related naphthoquinones via demethoxycarbonylative annulations,

          and a retro-Wittig rearrangement, Mal, D.; Ghosh, K. Jana, S. Org. Lett. 2015, 17,