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Dr. Rafik Rajjak Shaikh

Designation : Assistant Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone : +91 44 2275 1347 ext. 402(Office)
Email ID : rafik.shaikh@crescent.education


Educational Background

Degree Discipline Year of Passing University
Ph.D. Chemical Sciences 2010 University of Camerino, Italy
M.Sc. Chemical Sciences 2006 SRTM University, Maharashtra
B.Sc. Chemistry, Physics, Comp. Sci. 2004 SRTM University, Maharashtra

Work Experience

Designation Institution Duration No. of Years
Assistant Professor B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India Sep. 2018 to till date Till date
NRCT Foreign Researcher Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand 2016 to 2018 2 years
Research Associate Jilin University, China 2015 to 2016 1 year
Inspire Faculty Central University of Rajasthan, India 2013 to 2014 1 year 3 months
KCC PostDoc Fellow King Abdulllah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia 2012 to 2013 1 year
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow Technical University of Dresden, Germany 2011 to 2012 1 year 4 months

Lecture Courses

  • Green Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies


Area of Research Interest

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Green Chemistry and Sustainability
  • Renewable Resources to Value-Added Products
  • Waste-to-Energy


Publication Details Journal Impact Factor
Shaikh, R. R.,* Khan, R. A., Alsalme, A.Highly Product-selective and Scalable Rare-Earth Metal-Catalyzed Meinwald Rearrangement of Epoxy Oleochemicals Under Solvent-free Conditions. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2018, 64, 446-452. 4.841
Shaikh, R. R., Pornpraprom, S. and D’Elia, V.Catalytic strategies for the cycloaddition of pure, diluted and waste CO2 to epoxides under ambient conditions. ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 419-450. 11.384
Natongchai, W.,Khan, R. A., Alsalme, A., Shaikh, R. R.*YCl3-Catalyzed Highly Selective Ring Opening of Epoxides by Amines at Room Temperature and Under Solvent-Free Conditions. Catalysts, 2017, 7, 340. 3.465
Shaikh, R. R.*: Achieving elusive transformations with organocatalysis: direct β-carbon activation of saturated carbonyl compounds, Turkish Journal of Chemistry, 2017, 41, 601-618. 1.377
Shaikh, R. R. †, Cuhawijay, S. †, Qian,H., Zhang, Y., Meguellati, K. , Yang, Y.-W.:Biological and related applications of pillar[n]arenes. Chem. Commun. 2017,53, 677-696(†=co-first author) 6.29
Xi, L., Shaikh, R. R.*, Du, X.-S., Novack, D., Meguellati, K.*: First Description of a Guanidine-embedded Pillar[5]arene: Opening New Avenues for Biological Applications.Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry 2017, 6, 49-52. NA
Shaikh, I. R., Shaikh, R. A., Shaikh, A. A., War, J. A., Hangirgekar, S. P., Shaikh, A. L., Shaikh, P. R., Shaikh, R. R.: H-ZSM-5 Zeolite Synthesis by Sourcing Silica from the Wheat Husk Ash:  Characterization and Application as A Versatile Heterogeneous Catalyst in Organic Transformations including Some Multi-Component Reactions. Journal of Catalysts. 2015, 14 pages (2015). NA
Bouhrara, M., Ranga, C., Fihri, A., Shaikh, R. R., Sarawade, P., Emwas, A.-H., Hedhilia, M. N. and Polshettiwar, V.: Nitridated Fibrous Silica (KCC-1) as a Sustainable Solid Base Nanocatalyst. ACS Sustainable Chem. & Eng. 2013, 1, 1192-1199 (Front Cover). 6.140
Palmieri, A., Petrini, M., and Shaikh, R. R.: Synthesis of 3-Substituted Indoles via Reactive Alkylideneindolenine Intermediates. Org. Biomol. Chem.2010, 8, 1259–1270. 3.423
Petrini, M., and Shaikh, R. R.: A “Click” Approach to the Synthesis of 3-[2-(1-Alkyltriazol-4-yl) ethyl]indoles. Synthesis, 2009, 18, 3143-3149. 2.722
Shaikh, R. R., Mazzanti, A., Petrini, M., Bartoli, G., and Melchiorre, P.: Proline Catalyzed Asymmetric Formal α-Alkylation of Aldehydes via vinylogous Iminium Ion Intermediate Generated from ArylsulfonylIndoles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 8707–8710. (Highlighted in:Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 12146-12147). 12.102
Palmieri, A., Petrini, M., and Shaikh, R. R.: Double Functionalization of N-Boc-3-(Tosylmethyl)indole Exploiting the Activating Properties of the Tosyl Group.Synlett, 2008, 12, 1845-1851. 2.369
Petrini, M., and Shaikh, R. R.: Synthesis of Indolylalkylphosphonates and 3-(1-Diphenylphosphinoalkyl) Indoles by Reaction of 3-(1-Arylsulfonylalkyl) Indoles with Phosphorus Derivatives. Tetrahedron Letters, 2008, 49, 5645–5648. 2.125
Ballini, R., Palmieri, A., Petrini, M., and Shaikh, R. R.: Reaction of 3-(1-Arylsulfonylalkyl) Indoles with Easily Enolisable Derivatives Promoted by Potassium Fluoride on Basic Alumina. Adv. Synth. Catal.2008, 350, 129 – 134. 5.123
Shaikh, I., Shaikh, P., Shaikh, R. R.: Synthesis and Biological Activity of Some Thiazine Substituted Benzoxazoles.Int. J. Chem. Sci., 2005, 3, 403-406. NA

Conference Abstracts / Papers / Theses

  • PPC and PETROMAT Symposium (2017): “Novel Cyclic Carbonate-based Organic Molecules via carbon dioxide Fixation”, 23 May, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Humboldt KollegLavasa-Surface Science and Engineered Surfaces (2014) “Engineering nanoparticle based heterogeneous catalysts- a sustainable approach to develop industrially useful chemical processes“, 14-16 February, 2014, Lavasa, Maharashtra, India.
  • 101st Indian Science Congress-2014 Jammu (2014) “Nitridated Fibrous Nano-Silicaas a Sustainable Solid Base Catalyst”, University of Jammu, Jammu, India.
  • University of Camerino, Italy (2010) Synthesis of 3-Substituted Indoles via Alkylideneindolenine Intermediates Generated from Arylsulfonylalkyl Indoles. (PhD Thesis).
  • 23rd European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry (2008) “A New Approach to the Synthesis of 3-Substituted Indoles”;September 9-13, 2008, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • National Chemical Laboratory, (2006): Diastereoselective Synthesis of β-Lactam Using D-glucose Derived Chiral Imine. (MSc thesis submitted to SRTM University, India).

Membership / Affiliations

  • Member, National Graphene Association, USA.
  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), INDIA.
  • Life Member, Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), INDIA.
  • Alumni, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Energy Research
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology