The PGA Research Group

Sudipta Ponra


My research is focused on the preparation of chiral Ir-N,P complexes to be employed as catalysts in the asymmetric hydrogenation of various classes of olefins. Mainly, thiazole and oxazole based ligands have been synthesized and were successfully used in the enantioselective hydrogenation of tetra-substituted olefines.

Currently I am working on to highly enantioselective hydrogenation of various types vinyl fluorides. Where, I am mainly focused towards resolving the problem of de-fluorination during hydrogenation and study substitution patterns with different functionalities.