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Peddinti R.K.
Rama Krishna Peddinti 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
2018On goingProfessorIIT Roorkee
20122018Associate 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 synthesis mediated by novel organocatalysts and reactions of 2-alkenyl-p-benzoquinonesRashmi RaniA
Green ChemistryGarimaA
Sugar-based organocatalysts and chiral salen complexes for enantioselective 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
Organocatalytic and chiral metal complexes mediated organic reactionsArun SharmaA
Reactions of 4-aryl-NH-1,2,3-triazoles: Synthesis of disubstituted 1,2,3-triazolesUjjawal Kumar BhagatA
Synthesis of carbo- and heterocyclic compounds and biaryls using phenolic precursorsShivangi SharmaA
Sustainable approaches for constructing C–C and C–S bonds in organic synthesisPallavi SinghA
Computational studies on Wittig and analogous reactionsNisha JarwalA
Studies on Diaza-Nazarov reactionBalakrishna AegurlaA
Synthesis of carbo- and heterocycles through arene oxidationsNeha TanejaA
Domino reactions of alkenylbenzoquinonesShweta BishtA
Rapid access to pyrrole and indole embraced polyheterocyclesNitika SharmaA
Domino reactions for polycyclic systemsPiyush TehriO
Asymmetric SynthesisNeha DuaO2016
Catalytic approaches for cyclic systems with one or more stereogenic centresDeepti GairolaO2017
Desymmetrization in Organic SynthesisMeghaO2018
Molecular complexity through domino reactionsAnoop YadavO2018
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: 95

Papers published in refereed journals from IIT Roorkee: 69



  1. 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, (In press, DOI: 10.1039/c9ob00385a).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.  

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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)

  23. 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.

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

  25. 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.