Peddinti R.K. - Department of Chemistry,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Peddinti R.K.
Rama Kishna Peddinti Professor (0)1332-285438
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
2018-12-22OngoingProfessorIIT Roorkee
2012-10-236 years 1 month 28 daysAssociate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2004-08-028 years 2 months 20 daysAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
1998-12-025 years 7 months NSC Post-doctoral FellowNTHU HsinChu, Taiwan
1996-02-012 years AvH FellowRWTH Aachen, Germany
1994-10-151 year 3 months Research AssociateUniversity of Hyderabad
1988-07-256 years 2 months Research 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 Hyderabad1994
MScChemistryUniversity of Hyderabad1988
BScChemistry, Mathematics, PhysicsAndhra University1986
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Asymmetric synthesis mediated by novel organocatalysts and reactions of 2-alkenyl-p-benzoquinonesRashmi RaniO2020-08
Green ChemistryGarimaO2020-08
Sugar-based organocatalysts and chiral salen complexes for enantioselective synthesisJyoti AgarwalO2020-08
Orthobenzoquinone MonoketalsSeshi Reddy SurasaniO2020-08
Orthobenzoquinone MonoiminesNaganjaneyulu BodipatiO2020-08
Benzoxazine DerivativesRam Tilak NaganaboinaO2020-08
Unconventional protein targets of MDR bacteriaJyoti S. TomarO2020-08
Oxidative C–C, C–S and S–N couplingsSantosh Kumar Reddy ParumalaO2020-08
Organocatalytic and chiral metal complexes mediated organic reactionsArun SharmaO2020-08
Reactions of 4-aryl-NH-1,2,3-triazoles: Synthesis of disubstituted 1,2,3-triazolesUjjawal Kumar BhagatO2020-08
Synthesis of carbo- and heterocyclic compounds and biaryls using phenolic precursorsShivangi SharmaO2020-08
Sustainable approaches for constructing C–C and C–S bonds in organic synthesisPallavi SinghO2020-08
Computational studies on Wittig and analogous reactionsNisha JarwalO2020-08
Studies on Diaza-Nazarov reactionBalakrishna AegurlaO2020-08
Synthesis of carbo- and heterocycles through arene oxidationsNeha TanejaO2020-08
Domino reactions of alkenylbenzoquinonesShweta BishtO2020-08
Rapid access to pyrrole and indole embraced polyheterocyclesNitika SharmaO2020-08
Domino reactions for polycyclic systemsPiyush TehriO2020-08
Asymmetric SynthesisNeha DuaO2016-01
Catalytic approaches for cyclic systems with one or more stereogenic centresDeepti GairolaO2017-01
Desymmetrization in Organic SynthesisMeghaO2018-01
Molecular complexity through domino reactionsAnoop YadavO2018-01
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

Total papers published in refereed journals: 100

Papers published in refereed journals from IIT Roorkee: 74



  1. B. Aegurla, N. Jarwal, R. K. Peddinti, Denitrative imino-diaza-Nazarov cyclization: Synthesis of pyrazoles, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18, 6100–6107.

  2. P. Tehri, R. K. Peddinti, DBU-catalyzed [3 + 2] cycloaddition and Michael addition reactions of 3-benzylidene succinimides with 3-ylidene oxindoles and chalcones, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 39643970.

  3. N. Sharma, R. K. Peddinti, Experimental and theoretical investigations of regioselective functionalization of 3-hydroxy bisindoles with thiols, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, 16, 9259–9268.

  4. N. Taneja, R. K. Peddinti, Metal-free direct C-arylation of 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and ethyl cyanoacetate: A platform to access diverse array of meta-functionalized phenols, Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 11423–11426.

  5. U. K. Bhagat, R. K. Peddinti, Asymmetric organocatalytic approach to 2,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles by N2-selective aza-Michael additions, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 793–804.

  6. S. Bisht, R. Rani, R. K. Peddinti, Regioselective synthesis of bicyclic and polycyclic systems by cycloaddition reactions of alkenyl p-benzoquinones, J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 75–84.

  7. S. Bisht, R. K. Peddinti, Domino reaction of benzoxazinones with aroylmethylidene malonates: convenient synthesis to functionalized pyrrolobenzoxazines, J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 13617–13625.

  8. B. Aegurla, R. K. Peddinti, The Diaza-Nazarov cyclization involving a 2,3-diazapentadienyl cation for the synthesis of polysubstituted pyrazoles, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2017, 15, 9643–9652.  

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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, 22302237.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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).

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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).

  24. 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.

  25. J. Agarwal, R. K. Peddinti, Glucosamine-based primary amines as novel organocatalysts for the asymmetric aldol reaction, J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 3502–3505.

  26. 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.

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