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DR ANTHONY MELVIN CRASTO Ph.D ( ICT, Mumbai) , INDIA 29Yrs Exp. in the feld of Organic Chemistry,Working for GLENMARK PHARMA at Navi Mumbai, INDIA. Serving chemists around the world. Helping them with websites on Chemistry.Million hits on google, world acclamation from industry, academia, drug authorities for websites, blogs and educational contribution
Studied at Utrecht University (MSc 1967). Joined the Institute for Organic Chemistry, TNO in Utrecht (1967-1977), PhD (1974; Summa Cum Laude, Utrecht University, Prof. dr. G. J. H. van der Kerk). 1977-1986 University of Amsterdam (Inorganic Chemistry), 1984 (personal) Chair (Organometallic Chemistry). Chair of Organic Chemistry and Catalysis at the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science of the Utrecht University (1986-2007). Current: Distinguished University Professor of the Utrecht University (2004-2016) and Distinguished Research Professor (part time) of the University of Cardiff (UK) (2007-2010) and Honorary Distinguished Professor (2011- 2016).
Research interests comprise the study of fundamental processes in organometallic chemistry (e.g. organo-copper and –lithium), the application of organometallic complexes as catalysts for homogeneous catalysis, in particular for fine-chemical synthesis, and as materials with special physicochemical properties. Well known for ground breaking fundamental and applied research on XCX-Pincer metal complexes and the preparation and use of the first examples of homogeneous metallodendrimer catalysts as supramolecular systems with (organometallic) catalytically active functionalities. Author of over 800 scientific publications and review papers and of 35 patents.
Member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Foresight Group Chemistry of the Netherlands Government (responsible for the coordination and initiation of innovation in Industry and Academia in The Netherlands). Chairman of the committee for the renewal of the Chemistry Education Program at pre-university level of the Ministry for Education and Science (2003-2011) in the Netherlands. Consultant of chemical and pharmaceutical companies, e.g.DSM, Novartis, DOW Chemicals, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (until 2008) and Arkema Vlissingen (current) and Givaudan (current).