Mahendra Patil
Assistant Professor
Mahendra Patil |


  • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) – University of Mumbai (2000)
  • Ph.D. – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2009)


  • Visiting Scientist – I (April 2013 – till present) Centre for Excellence for Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai
  • Research Associate (October 2012 – March 2013 Centre for Excellence for Basic Sciences, University of Mumbai
  • Post-doctoral Research fellow (April 2009 – June 2012) Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany

Research Areas:

  • Organic Chemistry and Catalysis

Selected Publications:

  • Kharade A., Patil M., Patil M. ‘Anion Induced Dediazotization of In Situ Generated Aniline Diazonium Compounds in Direct C–H Arylation of Heteroarenes: An Experimental and Computational Study’ ChemistrySelect, 2017, [Accepted for Publication]’
  • Patil, M. ‘Revised Mechanism of the α-Ketoacid Hydroxylamine Amide Forming Ligations’ Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, [Accepted for Publication] [Impact factor: 3.559]
  • Patil, M. ‘Mechanistic Insights into the Initiation step of the Base Promoted Direct C–H Arylation of Benzene in the Presence of Additive’ J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 632–639. [Impact factor: 4.721]
  • Dixit, S.; Patil, M.; Agarwal, N. ‘Ferrocene Catalysed Heteroarylation of BODIPy and Reaction Mechanism Studies by EPR and DFT methods’ RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 47491-47497. [Impact Factor: 3.28]
  • Patil, M. Thiel, W. ‘Mechanism of Ylide Transfer to carbonyl compounds: Density Functional Theory Calculations’ Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2016, 830-839. [Impact factor: 3.065]
  • Heggen, B.; Patil, M.; Thiel, W. ‘Cyclization of an α,β-unsaturated hydrazone catalyzed by a BINOL-phosphoric acid: pericyclic or not?’ J. Comp. Chem. 2016, 37, 280–285. [Impact factor: 3.13]
  • Agarwal, N.; Patil M.; Patil M. ‘Synthesis of Highly Emissive 1,8-diaryl Anthracene Derivatives for Organic Light Emitting Devices: Substituent Effect on Fabrication of Micro/nanostructure’ RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 98447–98455. [Impact Factor: 3.28]
  • Yamajala, K. B. D.; Patil M.; Banerjee, S. ‘Pd-catalyzed regioselective arylation on C-5 position of N-aryl 1,2,3-Triazoles’ J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 3003. [Impact factor: 4.721]
  • Götze, J.; Karasulu B.; Patil, M. Thiel W. ‘Vibrational relaxation as the driving force for wavelength conversion in the peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein’ BioChim. Biophys. Acta, 2015, 12, 1509. [Impact factor: 5.323]
  • Kumari, D.; Anjitha S. G.; Pant, C. S.; Patil M.; Singh, H.; Banerjee, S. ‘Synthetic approach to novel azido esters and their utility as energetic plasticizers’ RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 39924. [Impact Factor : 3.84]
  • Karasulu, B.; Patil M.; Thiel W. ‘Amine Oxidation Mediated by Lysine-Specific-Demethylase 1 (LSD1): QM/MM Insights into Mechanism and Role of Lysine 661’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 13400-13413. [Impact factor: 10.677]
  • Haung, X.; Patil M.; Farès, C.; Thiel, W.; Maulide, N. ‘Sulfur(IV)-Mediated Transformations; From Ylide Transfer to Metal-Free Arylation of Carbonyl Compounds.’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 19, 7312-7323. [Impact factor: 10.677]
  • Patil, M.; Loerbroks, C.; Thiel W. ‘Mechanism of the Pummerer Reaction; A Computational Study. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 1682-1685. [Impact factor: 6.142]
  • Čorić, I.; Kim, J. H.; Vlaar, T.; Patil, M.; Thiel, W.; List, B. ‘Brønsted Acid Catalyzed Asymmetric SN2-Type O-Alkylations’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 3490-3493. [Impact factor: 13.455]
  • [6] Carrera, J.; Patil M.; Thiel W.; Alcarazo, M ‘Exploiting the π-Acceptor Properties of Carbene-stabilized Phosphorus Centered Trications [L3P]3+ : Applications in Pt (II) catalysis’ 2012, 134, 16753. [Impact factor : 10.677]
  • Patil, M. Thiel W. ‘Origin of Selectivity of Tsuji-Trost Allylic Alkylation of Lactones: Highly Ordered Transition States with Lithium-Containing Enolates’ Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 10408. [Impact factor: 5.831]
  • Petuškova, J.; Patil M.; Holle, S.; Lehmann, C. W.; Thiel, W.; Alcarazo, M. ‘Synthesis, structure and Reactivity of Carbene-Stabilized Phosphorus(III)-Centered trications [L3P]+3’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 20758. [Impact factor : 9.023]


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CBS was set up by the Department of Atomic Energy and the University of Mumbai in 2007. CBS offers a 5 year integrated MSc program in Basic Sciences, with undergraduate teaching embedded in a postgraduate and research environment, for students who have completed 10+2 schooling or its equivalent.