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Peddinti R.K.
Rama Krishna Peddinti Associate Professor rkpedfcy[at] (0)1332-285438 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Organic Synthesis , Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Novel Reactions, Development of new catalytic reactions of broad synthetic utility
  • Synthesis, Synthesis of molecules of pharmaceutical and biological significance
  • Green Chemistry, Green protocols in Organic Synthesis
Professional Background
2012On GoingAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20042012Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
19992004NSC Post-doctoral FellowNational Tsing-Hua University, HsinChu, Taiwan
19961998AvH FellowRWTH Aachen, Germany
19941996Research AssociateUniversity of Hyderabad
19881994Research FellowUniversity of Hyderabad
Honors and Awards
Young Scientist AwardAP Academy of Sciences1995
Alexander von Humboldt FellowshipRWTH Aachen, Germany1996
National Science Council FellowshipNTHU Hsinchu, Taiwan1999
Educational Details
PhDOrganic ChemistryUniversity of Hyderabad
MScChemistryUniversity of Hyderabad
BScChemistry, Mathematics, PhysicsAndhra University
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Asymmetric SynthesisRashmi RaniA
Green ChemistryGarimaA
Asymmetric SynthesisJyoti AgarwalA
Orthobenzoquinone MonoketalsSeshi Reddy SurasaniA
Orthobenzoquinone MonoiminesNaganjaneyulu BodipatiA
Benzoxazine DerivativesRam Tilak NaganaboinaA
Unconventional protein targets of MDR bacteriaJyoti S. TomarA
Oxidative C–C, C–S and S–N couplingsSantosh Kumar Reddy ParumalaA
Asymmetric SynthesisArun SharmaA
Asymmetric SynthesisUjjawal Kumar BhagatA
Stereoselective SynthesisShivangi SharmaA
Asymmetric OrganocatalysisPallavi SinghO
Asymmetric SynthesisBalakrishna AegurulaO
OrganocatalysisNeha TanejaO
Asymmetric SynthesisShweta BishtO
Asymmetric SynthesisNitika SharmaO
Reactive IntermediatesPiyush TehriO
Asymmetric SynthesisNeha DuaO2016
Asymmetric SynthesisDeepti GairolaO2017
Books Authored

Photochemistry of heteroarene-fused barrelenes

C.-C. Liao, R. K. Peddinti                                            

CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2nd Edition, 2004, Chapter 32, pp 32-1–32-17


1,2-Naphthoquinones including 1,5-, 1,7-, 2,3-, 2,6-naphthoquinones
C.-C. Liao, R. K. Peddinti
Thieme: Science of Synthesis: Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations; 2006, Vol 28, Chapter 4


Refereed Journal Papers



  1.   S. Bisht, R. Rani, R. K. Peddinti

Regioselective synthesis of bicyclic and polycyclic systems by cycloaddition reactions of alkenyl p-benzoquinones

J. Org. Chem. 2017, Accepted.

  1.   S. Bisht, R. K. Peddinti

Domino reaction of benzoxazinones with aroylmethylidene malonates: convenient synthesis to functionalized pyrrolobenzoxazines

J. Org. Chem. 2017, Accepted.

  1.   B. Aegurla, R. K. Peddinti

Diaza-Nazarov cyclization for the synthesis of polysubstituted pyrazoles

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, Accepted.  

  1.   N. Taneja, R. K. Peddinti

Catalyst-free sulfonylation of 2-methoxyphenols: Facile one-pot synthesis of arylsulfonyl catechols in aqueous media

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 53065314.

  1.   S. Sharma, S. K. R. Parumala, R. K. Peddinti

Lewis acid mediated site-selective synthesis of oxygenated biaryls from methoxyphenols and electron-rich arenes

J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 9367–9383.

  1.   N. Sharma, R. K. Peddinti

Iodine-catalyzed regioselective synthesis of multisubstiuted pyrrole polyheterocycles free from rotamers and keto-enol tautomers

J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 9360–9366. 

  1.   S. Sharma, P. Kumar, A. Sharma, R. K. Peddinti

BF3·OEt2 Mediated synthesis of 2-arylthio- and (N-aryl-2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-3-yl)-substituted 1,4-benzoxazine derivatives

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 3059–3071.

  1.   A. Sharma, R. K. Peddinti

An efficient coupling of p-quinone mono-imine ketals and aryl/alkyl thiols: Rapid synthesis of biaryl/aryl–alkyl sulfides

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, 2230–2237.

  1.   N. Sharma, R. K. Peddinti

BF3.OEt2 Mediated regioselective reaction of electron-rich arenes with 3-ylidene oxindoles

J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 918–924.

  1.   A. Sharma, J. Agarwal, R. K. Peddinti

Direct access to the optically active VAChT inhibitor vesamicol and its analogues via the asymmetric aminolysis of meso-epoxides with secondary aliphatic amines

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 1913–1920.

  1.   S. K. R. Parumala, R. K. Peddinti

Iodine catalyzed cross-​dehydrogenative C–S coupling by C(sp2)​-​H bond activation: direct access to aryl sulfides from aryl thiols.

Green Chem. 2015, 17, 4068–4072.

(one of the most accessed papers)

  1.   S. R. Surasani, S. K. R. Parumala, R. K. Peddinti

Diels–Alder reactions of 4-halo masked o-benzoquinones. Experimental and theoretical investigations.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 5656–5668.

  1.   R. T. Naganaboina, A. Nayak, R. K. Peddinti

Trifluoroacetic acid-promoted Michael addition–cyclization reactions of vinylogous carbamates.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2014, 12, 3366–3370.

  1.   R. T. Naganaboina, R. K. Peddinti

BF3.etherate mediated Friedel-Crafts alkylation of arenes with 2-hydroxy-1,4-benzoxazines: Synthesis of 2-aryl-1,4-benzoxazine derivatives.

J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 12819–12824.

  1.   S. K. R. Parumala, R. K. Peddinti

Reversal of polarity in masked o-benzoquinones: Rapid access to unsymmetrical oxygenated biaryls.

Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 3546–3549.

  1.   J. Agarwal, R. K. Peddinti

Synthesis and characterization of monosaccharide derivatives and application of sugar-based prolinamides in asymmetric synthesis.

Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, 6390–6406.

  1.   N. Bodipati, R. K. Peddinti

Hypervalent iodine mediated synthesis of carbamate protected p-quinone monoimine ketals and p-benzoquinone monoketals.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 4549–4553.

  1.   N. Bodipati, R. K. Peddinti

Chemical generation of o-quinone monoimines: Rapid construction of novel 1,4-benzoxazine derivatives.

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2012, 10, 1958–1961.

(one of the top ten most accessed papers)

  1.   G. Choudhary, R. K. Peddinti

Introduction of a clean and promising protocol for the synthesis of Michael adducts and 1,4-benzoheterocycles: An emerging innovation.

Green Chem. 2011, 13, 3290–3299.

  1.   J. Agarwal, R. K. Peddinti

Glucosamine-based primary amines as novel organocatalysts for the asymmetric aldol reaction.

J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 3502–3505.

  1.   G. Choudhary, R. K. Peddinti

Towards absolute green protocol: An expeditious, highly efficient, catalyst-free and solvent-free synthesis of nitroamines and nitro sulfides by Michael addition.

Green Chem. 2011, 13, 276–282.