Sanjay V. Malhotra

Assistant Professor
Phone:  973-596-5583
Dept:  Chemistry and Environmental Science
Room: 365, Tiernan Hall


PhD, Seton Hall University

Research Interests

  • Synthesis and Design of novel ionic liquids.
  • Metal and Bio-catalysis in Ionic Liquids.
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Asymmetric Catalysis
  • Functionalization of nanotubes and nanoparticles. 
  • Chemical and Bio-sensors.
  • Nanomaterials


  1. Title: "New Methodologies in Asymmetric Catalysis", May 2004,  Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York
  2. Title "Organic Synthesis in Ionic Liquids.” (Spring 2006) Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York .

Selected publications

Xiao, Y.; Malhotra, S. V.  “Friedel-Crafts acylation reactions in pyridinium based ionic liquids” Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 690, 2005, 3609.

Zhang, C.; Malhotra, S.V.  “Increased paraoxon detection with ionic liquids using      acetylcholinesterase inactivation' Talanta 67 (3), 2005, 560. 

Malhotra, S. V.; Zhao H. “Enantioseparation of the esters of alpha-amino acids by lipases  in ionic liquids”, Chirality 2005, 17 (1) S240-2.

Wang, Y.; Iqbal, Z.; Malhotra, S. V.; “Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes with    Amines and Enzymes”, Chemical Physics Letters. 402, 2005, 96.

Xiao, Y.; Malhotra, S.V.  “Diels-Alder reactions in pyridinium based ionic liquids”,    Tetrahedron Letters 45(45), 2004, 8339.

Malhotra, S.V. “Diisopinocampheylamine Lithium Amide a Highly Effective Chiral       Auxiliary in the Catalytic Enantioselective Deprotonation of meso-Epoxides”       Terahedron:  Asymmetry, 2003, 14 (6), 645.

Zhao, H; Malhotra, S.V. "Applications of Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis", Aldrichimica Acta, 35, 2002, 75.