Synthetic studies en route to the first total synthesis of a naturally occurring quinone from Acorus gramineus, iso-merrilliaquinone, iso-magnoshininand 2-epi-3,4-dihydro magnoshinin; Dileep Kumar, Oindreela Das, Manvendra Singh Kaurav, Tabrez Khan, RSC Advances. 2017, 7, 36844-36851.
“An Improved Synthesis of Natural Product Inspired Chromenopyrrolizines and Chromenoindolizines Scaffolds: Rapid Access to the Diverse Pyrrolizine Analogs of Aza-Medicarpin and Tetracyclic Isolamellarin Core through a General Base and Metal free Strategy” Tabrez Khan, Virendra Kumar, Oindreela Das, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2016, 89, 1331.
"Total Synthesis and Structural Revision of Antibiotic CJ-16,264" K. C. Nicolaou, Akshay A. Shah,
Henry Korman, Tabrez Khan, Lei Shi, Wisuttaya Worawalai, Emmanuel A. Theodorakis, Angew.Chem. Int.Ed. 2015, 54,9203 –9208
Model studies toward a synthesis of asperaculin A: exploration of iterative intramolecular Pauson–Khand reaction based strategies to access the dioxa[188.8.131.52]fenestrane framework"; Goverdhan Mehta, Tabrez Babu Khan, Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, 53, 4558-4561.
"A biomimetic total synthesis of allomicrophyllone: protective Diels–Alder reaction as a stratagem"; Goverdhan Mehta, Tabrez Babu Khan, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51, 6590-6593.
"Total synthesis of the fungal metabolite (±)-acremine G: acceleration of a biomimetic Diels–Alder reaction on silica gel"; Goverdhan Mehta, Tabrez Babu Khan, Y.C. Sunil Kumar, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51, 5116-5119.
"Total syntheses of the fungal metabolites (±)-acremines A, B and I"; Goverdhan Mehta, Y.C. Sunil Kumar, Tabrez Babu Khan, Tetrahedron Letters, 2010, 51, 5112-
"Anthracene-tethered aminomethyl oxadiazole chemosensor: a probe offering selective chromo- and fluorogenic signaling for targeting Cu(II)"; Sabir H. Mashraqui, Tabrez Khan, Mukesh Chandiramani, Rupesh Betkar and Kiran Poonia, Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 2010, 67, 361-367.
"Rhodamine–Pyridyl Probe: A Selective Optical Reporter for Biologically Important Zn2+, Sabir H. Mashraqui, Tabrez Khan, Subramanian Sundaram, Rupesh Betkar and Mukesh Chandiramani, Chemistry Letters, 2009, 38, 730-731.
"Phenothiazine-pyridyl chalcone: A new easily accessible colorimetric and fluorimetric "on-off " dual sensing probe for Cu2+", Sabir H. Mashraqui, Tabrez Khan, Subramanian Sundaram, and Shailesh Ghadigaonkar, Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 49, 3739-3743.
"New PCT probes featuring N-phenylmonoaza-18-crown-6 and aryl/pyridyloxadiazoles: Optical Spectral Studies of Solvent effects and selected metal ions";Sabir H. Mashraqui, Subramanian Sundaram, Tabrez Khan, Shailesh Ghadigaonkar
and Kirandevi Poonia, Journal of Inclusion Phenomenon & Macrocyclic Chemistry, 2008, 62, 81-90.
"A new intramolecular charge transfer receptor as a selective ratiometric "off-on" sensor for Zn2+", Sabir H. Mashraqui, Tabrez Khan, Subramanian Sundaram, Rupesh Betkar and Mukesh Chandiramani, Tetrahedron Letters, 2007, 48, 8487- 8490.
"Zn2+ selective luminescent "off-on" probes derived from diaryl oxadiazole and aza- 15-crown-5"; Sabir H. Mashraqui, Subramanian Sundaram, Tabrez Khan and A. C. Bhasikuttan, Tetrahedron, 2007, 63, 11093-11100.
"Benzimidazole-Chalcone: A Selective Intramolecular Charge-transfer Probe for Biologically Important Zinc Ions", Sabir H. Mashraqui, Subramanian Sundaram and Tabrez Khan, Chemistry Letters, 2006, 35, 786-787.
Recent Publications (National Journals)
"Aza-crown ether tethered with benzothiazole: Synthesis and optical spectral studies", Sabir H. Mashraqui, Vashi Dhaval, Subramanian Sundaram and Tabrez B. Khan, Indian Journal of Chemistry, 2006, 45 B, 815-819.
Tabrez Khan, Virendra Kumar & Oindreela Das, "A Rapid Access to the Diverse Pyrrolizine Analogs of Aza-Medicarpin and Tetracyclic Isolamellarin Core through a General Base and Metal free Strategy" (ICOS-21), Dec 2017, IIT Bombay, India
Tabrez Khan & Oindreela Das, "Synthetic Studies towards some natural product with potent cytotoxicity towards HCC cells" First International Conference on Nutraceuticals & Chronic Diseases (INCD-2016), Sept. 2016, Kerala, India
Goverdhan Mehta & Tabrez Khan, “Biomimetically Inspired First Total Synthesis of Allomicrophyllone”, 6th Junior National Organic Symposium trust Conference (J- NOST), 2011, Hyderabad, India.
Goverdhan Mehta, Sunil Kumar Y. C., Tabrez Khan, “Total Syntheses of Acremine
A, B, I & G”, 5th Junior National Organic Symposium trust Conference (J-NOST),
2009, Kanpur, India.
Academic Honors & Awards
Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral fellowship from the United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi, India (2012-2013).
Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral fellowship from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India (2009-2012).
Best Poster Award at Trombay Symposium for Radiation and Photochemistry from the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India (2008).
Best Talk Award at Ph.D Student Symposium from the Royal Society of Chemistry- West India Section (2007).
Junior & Senior Research Fellowship Award from the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India (2004-2008).
Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering (GATE) Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, India (2004).
Maharashtra State level Eligibility for Lectureship Award from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India (2003).