Areas of Interest
High Energy Density Materials, Design and synthesis of green, nitrogen-rich high energy density materials , Inorganic chemistry, Main Group Chemistry: Organophosphorus and organoboron compounds, Organometallic Chemistry, Design and synthesis of chiral and achiral catalysts based on metal sandwich compounds, Agents Defeat Weapons, Polyiodo compounds for biocidal applications
INSPIRE Faculty Fellow
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
University of Idaho, USA
Departmental Faculty Coordinator of Cognizance
Honors and Awards
INSPIRE Faculty Award
DST, Government of India
Best Oral Presentation award
Best poster award
Junior and Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
Shri Bhikha Mal Memorial Prize
St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
Sponsored Research Projects
Mixed azoles based green high energy density materials with fine-tuned properties
DST, Govt of India
Nitrogen-Rich High Energy Density Materials
Pyrazine based energetic materials
SRIC, IIT Roorkee
Participation in seminars
3rd International Workshop on Advanced Energetic Materials
Institute of Chemical Materials
Mastering in Molecules and Materials, M3
Department of chemistry, NIT Kurukshetra
New Horizons of Chemical Sciences” (NHCS)
Department of chemistry, IIT Delhi
Modern Trends In Inorganic Chemistry”(MTIC-XV)
Department of chemistry, IIT Roorkee
New Directions in Chemical Sciences (NDCS)
Department of chemistry, IIT Delhi
Asian conference on coordination chemistry (ACCC-3)
IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur
Modern Trends In Inorganic Chemistry”(MTIC-XIII)
Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore
Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI), Life Member
High Energy Materials Society of India (HEMSI), Life Member
Material Research Society of India (MRSI), Life Member
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Coordination Chemistry
Organic Chemistry II
Coordination Chemistry and Organometallics
General Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
Status of PHD
Nitrogen Rich High Energy Density Materials
Mixed Azoles Based Green High Energy Density Materials With Fine-tuned Properties
Insensitive Energetic Materials
Invited to give an oral presentation in the 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Energetic Materials in Beijing, China.
Institute of Chemical Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics, China
- Currently looking for Ph.D. students.
Interested and highly motivated NET-JRF/GATE qualified candidates can contact Dr. Dheeraj Kumar (email@example.com) with their CV.
Refereed Journal Papers
Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “The Explosive Chemistry of Nitrogen: A Fascinating Journey from 9th Century to the Present”, Resonance, 2019, 11, 1253-1271.
Gang Zhao, Ping Yin, Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Bis(3-nitro-1-(trinitromethyl)‑1H‑1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)methanone: An Applicable and Very Dense Green Oxidizer”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 19581-19584.
Pengcheng Zhang, Dheeraj Kumar*, Lei Zhang, Nathan Petrutik, Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Chaung Yao, Siping Pang* and Michael Gozin*, Molecules, 2019, 24, 4324.
Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Ping Yin, Chunlin He, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Construction of polynitro compounds as high-performance oxidizers via a two-step nitration of various functional group”, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1073-1077.
Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Lu Hu and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A Safe and Scaled-Up Route to Inert Ammonia Oxide Hydroxylammonium Azide (H7N5O2), Hydrazinium Azide (H5N5), and Ammonium Azide (H4N4)”, ACS. Appl. Energy Mater, 2019, 2, 6919-6923.
Gang Zhao, Chunlin He, Dheeraj Kumar, Joseph P. Hooper, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “1,3,5-Triiodo-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TITNB) from benzene: Balancing performance and high thermal stability of functional energetic materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 378, 122119.
Gang Zhao, Chunlin He, Dheeraj Kumar, Ping Yin, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Functional energetic biocides by coupling of energetic and biocidal polyiodo building blocks”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, 368, 244 –251.
Srinivas Dharavath, Yongxing Tang, Dheeraj Kumar, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A Halogen‐Free Green High Energy Density Oxidizer from H‐FOX”, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2019, 3142.
Dheeraj Kumar, Yongxing Tang, Chunlin He, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Multipurpose Energetic Materials by Shuffling Nitro Groupsona3,3’-Bipyrazole Moiety”, Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 17220–17224.
Ajay Kumar Chinnam, Avital Shlomovich, Olga Shamis, Nathan Petrutik, Dheeraj Kumar, Kangcai Wang, Eswaravara Prasadarao Komarala, Daniel Shem Tov, Muhamed Suceska, Qi Long Yan and Michael Gozin, “Combustion of energetic iodine-rich coordination polymer – Engineering of new biocidal materials”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 350, 1084-1091.
Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Aminoacetonitrile as precursor for nitrogen rich stable and insensitive asymmetric N-methylene-C linked tetrazole-based energetic compounds”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 16767-16775.
Yongxing Tang, Dheeraj Kumar and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Balancing excellent performance and high thermal stability in a dinitropyrazole fused 1,2,3,4-tetrazine”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 13684-13687.
Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Joseph P. Hopper, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “New Generation Agent Defeat Weapons: Energetic N, N'-Ethylene-Bridged Polyiodoazoles”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 16753-16757.
Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “N-Acetonitrile functionalized nitropyrazoles: Precursors to insensitive asymmetric N-methylene-C linked azoles”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 7876–7881.
Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “3,4,5-Trinitro-1-(nitromethyl)-1H-pyrazole (TNNMP): A green high energy density oxidizer with high thermal stability”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 10437-10441.
Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “A highly stable and insensitive fused, triazolo-triazine explosive (TTX)”, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 1743–1747. (Highlighted as frontispiece article).
Dheeraj Kumar, Gregory H. Imler, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Resolving synthetic challenges faced in the syntheses of asymmetric N,N’-ethylene-bridged energetic compounds”, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 4040-4047.
Dheeraj Kumar, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Asymmetric N,N’ -ethylene-bridged azole-based compounds: Two way control of the energetic properties of compounds”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 9931-9940.
Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Lauren A. Mitchell, Damon A. Parrish and Jean’ne M. Shreeve, “Connecting energetic nitropyrazole and aminotetrazole moieties with N,N’ -ethylene bridges: A promising approach for fine tuning energetic properties”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 9220-9228.
Dheeraj Kumar, Mayukh Deb, Jatinder Singh, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav and Anil J. Elias, “Chemistry of the highly stable hindered cobalt sandwich compound, (η5-Cp)Co(η4-C4Ph4) and its derivatives”, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 306, 115-170.
Mayukh Deb, Dheeraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh and Anil J. Elias, “Unprecedented formation of π-copper complexes during sonogashira coupling: Synthesis of a unique, recyclable, ethynyl ferrocene derived Cu(I) specific ligand”, Organometallics, 2016, 35, 1086-1091.
Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Anil J. Elias and C. W. Allen, “Reactions of alkyne and butadiyne derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes with diiron and dimolybdenum carbonyls”, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 10674-10684.
Dheeraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh and Anil J. Elias, “Chiral multidentate oxazoline ligands based on cyclophosphazene cores: Synthesis, characterization and complexation studies”, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 13899-13912.
Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Reduction reactions of alkyne and butadiyne derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes”, J. Fluor. Chem.2014, 166, 69-77.
Jatinder Singh, Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh and Anil J. Elias, “New chiral palladacycles from an unprecedented cyclopalladation of cyclobutadiene- bound phenyl groups of cobalt sandwich compounds”, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 1044-1052.
Ranit Biswas, Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Reactions of allylzinc bromide with ethynylferrocene derived fluorinated cyclophosphazenes”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, 768, 157-162.
Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis and structural characterization of the first examples of butadiynyl derived cyclic fluorinated phosphazenes”, J. Fluor. Chem., 2013, 153, 48-56.
Karunesh Keshav, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis, spectral, and structural studies of porphyrins having sterically hindered [η5-CpCo(η4-C4Ph4)] cobalt sandwich units at the meso positions”, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 12351-121366.
Pavan Mandapati, Nem Singh, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias “Synthesis and characterization of difunctionalized derivatives of the cyclobutadiene linked dimeric cobalt sandwich compound [(h5-Cp)Co(h4-C4Ph3)]2”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2012, 716, 208-215.
Dheeraj Kumar, Nem Singh, Karunesh Keshav, and Anil J. Elias, “Ring-closing metathesis reactions of terminal alkene-derived cyclic phosphazenes”, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 250–260.
Muthiah Senthil Kumar, Dheeraj Kumar and Anil J. Elias, “Synthesis of (β-phenylethynyl)-gem-diphenyltriﬂuorocyclotriphosphazene and its reaction with RCpCo(PPh3)2 [R = MeOC(O)]”. Inorg. Chem. Acta., 2011, 372, 175-182.